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Taming the Control Plane

You are invited to participate with out technicians in an interactive discussion in an innovative Town Hall format.

Taming the Control Plane - SMPTE/IABM Town Hall

You are invited to participate with out technicians in an interactive discussion in an innovative Town Hall format.


One of the last frontiers in the wild west that is the cloud is how to control devices and services regardless of where they reside. We all have some things on-prem, some in public clouds, and some in private clouds. In theory, they should all work together in perfect harmony, without regard for platform or vendor.

Today’s proprietary solutions don’t address this need, and the challenge is becoming more serious every day. SMPTE’s Rapid Industry Solutions has recently welcomed in the Open Services Alliance for Media (OSA), who have just begun to try to tackle this challenge with an initiative called Catena.

Join us for an open discussion of the nature of the Control Plane challenge and how we can all work together to develop a solution.



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Chris Lennon

USA - Western Region, 2022-2023 , Ross Video

Chris Lennonserves in Ross Video’s Office of the CTO as Director, Standards Strategy. He is responsible for Ross’ activities in global standards and trade organization has held a variety of leadership positions in the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), including Standards Director, Local Section Manager, Technology Committee Chair, and others.

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Loic Barbou

Chief Architect , Bloomberg Media

Loic Barbou is the chief architect for Bloomberg Media. He is a renown pioneer in the media world and has led to the creation of new industry standards and concepts. His activities include designing new media technologies to optimize media production and distribution, or to create media platforms expanding market type and reach. Prior to this as the founder and leader of the Triskel organization, he assembled a consulting group composed of the best experts in the field of media technology services. A technologist at heart, he has mentored and made best of breed system implementation accessible to teams across many organizations. His background spans several areas including AI, system architecture, software design and implementation.

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Shawn Maynard

Senior VP & General Manager , Florical Systems

Shawn Maynard joined Florical Systems in 2006 as Senior Vice President and General Manager, bringing decades of leadership experience to the Florical team. Before Florical, Shawn served as the Director of Operations for NBC Universal from 2001 to 2006, overseeing the Southeast Hub in South Florida. Shawn brought his operational experience to Florical by designing Smart Central and several award-winning products including Acuitas. Shawn attended Marshall University where he majored in Psychology. Since joining Florical, Shawn’s leadership and vision resulted in revenue growth, market share increase as well as the expansion of Florical’s product offerings. Shawn serves on the Americas Council for IABM and also Section Chair for the SMPTE Florida Chapter.

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Stan Moote


Stan Moote is CTO of IABM, the international vendors’ association for the digital media and entertainment sector. A highly respected industry veteran, Moote began his television career in 1977 as a plant engineer for CFTO-TV in Toronto, Canada. He was involved in the original SMPTE Digital Video Standards Committee meetings creating CCIR-601 and continues by coordinating activities within the industry for standards groups. Through his domain knowledge working with video and audio, Moote developed several patents and focuses on workflow solutions, new technology, and interoperability. Stan is SMPTE Life Fellow and recipient of the SMPTE Digital Processing Medal Award.

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