News Technology Summit

September 26-27 | Atlanta Airport Marriot, Atlanta, GA.


Monday, Sept 25

8:00 – 10:00pm Cocktails Reception for Early Arrivals


Tuesday, Sept 26

11:30 – 1:00pm Opening Luncheon
Luncheon Keynote: Jason Effinger, Executive Vice President, Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Gray Television Group
1:05 – 1:35pm Boardroom Presentations
1:40 – 2:10pm Boardroom Presentations
2:15 – 3:00pm Session 1: What’s Next for 2018: News Technologies for the Digital Age

As networks and stations gear up for the 2018 mid-term elections, this panel will explore many of the key themes of this conference, including streamlined workflows, graphics, ENG, storage, archives, news production, editing, control room, camera, newsroom systems and content management systems.

3:00 – 3:30pm Refreshments & Networking
3:30 – 4:15pm Session 2: Shooting to Win: Capturing News for Ratings Success

Competitive success remains heavily dependent on how quickly and efficiently news organizations can produce, share and distribute stories. This panel will dive into the recent advances in cameras, ENG, lenses, cellular bonding, remote production, editing, graphics and other technologies designed to improve the quality of video and streamline operations.

4:20 – 5:05pm Session 3: News in the Cloud: Digital Infrastructures for Better Newsrooms

This panel will cover newer cloud-based technologies that are transforming newsrooms. What are some of the best practices and workflows in the transition to cloud-based infrastructures and what are some of the newest developments in cloud-based infrastructures.

5:10 – 5:55pm Session 4: Speed to Air: Winning the Social, Digital and TV News Wars with IP Video

With social media and digital playing an increasingly important role in attracting younger viewers and building overall audience share for TV newscasts, this panel will cover the transition to IP video and the various technologies that can speed up the delivery of content to consumers via social, live streaming, OTT, digital, mobile, on demand and newscasts.

6:00 – 6:55pm Cocktails & Networking
7:00pm Dinner Event
Dinner Keynote: TBD


Wednesday, June 27

7:00 – 8:30am Breakfast Event
7:30 – 8:25am Session 5: Store it Forward: Successful Newsroom Strategies for Storage, MAM and Archives

Improved content management, storage and archival systems are the key to quickly delivering and monetizing news content. This panel will discuss the latest developments in those technologies and delve into the best practices for getting the most out of existing news content.

8:30 – 9:00am Boardroom Presentations
9:05 – 9:35am Boardroom Presentations
9:40 – 10:25am Session 6: The Future of Automation: Finding New Efficiencies in News Ops

One size doesn’t fit all in automation and newsroom workflows. This panel will explore new advances in automation, workflow software, content management, newsroom systems and editing that allow stations to be more efficient and flexible in the way they create and deliver content to viewers.

10:30 – 11:00am Refreshments & Networking
11:00 – 11:55am Session 7: News Execs Talk News Tech: Engineering for the future

Leading news executives discuss the future of news technologies. What are some of the challenges they face and how are they using news technologies to reinvent the newsroom?



Tom Butts, Editor-in-Chief, TV Technology



Jeffrey Liebman, Director, Network News Operations, NBC Telemundo

Mike McClain, VP & News Director, WAGA FOX 5

Sean McLaughlin, VP of News, The E.W. Scripps Company

Mal Redington, Director of News Programming & Partnerships, News4Jax

More to be announced.

12:00 – 2:00pm Luncheon Event
Luncheon Keynote:
 2:00pm  Adjourn