Tuesday  September  25
8:00 PM Cocktails Reception for Early Arrivals
Wednesday  September  26
12:00 PM Opening Luncheon Luncheon Keynote: Sam Feist, Senior VP and Washington Bureau Chief, CNN
1:35 PM Boardroom Presentations
2:10 PM Boardroom Presentations
2:50 PM Session 1: News Consumption in the Digital Age This panel will provide an overview of the key themes of the Summit. It will feature research on how people consume news and explore the main themes of this conference, with a particular focus on new technologies that can help news organizations better adapt to new viewing patterns.

Daniel Frankel, Senior Content Producer, Broadcasting & Cable, Technology Editor, Multichannel News

Louis Gump, CEO, NewsON Media
Bob Hannon, Director of Production, Waterman Broadcasting
Sam Peterson, VP, Product Management, Bitcentral
Steve Schwaid, VP of Digital Strategies, Crawford, Johnson and Northcott
Shan Zhong, Lead Designer, WRAL
3:40 PM Refreshments & Networking
4:15 PM Session 2: Shooting to Win: Better Tech for Creating and Delivering News 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, ENG systems, content management technologies, newsroom systems, multiplatform graphics, storage and archives for delivering content to TV, apps, digital media, OTT and social media.

Tom Butts, Content Director, TV Technology

Neal Boling, Station Manager, KHQ
Aaron Brady, Technical Sales Manager, Prompting, Autocue and Autoscript Brands, Vitec Group
Cliff Emerson, Product Manager, Clear-Com
Michael Saffell, Director of Engineering, Hearst Television’s WMUR
Mike Savello, VP of Sales, Americas, LiveU
Edgar Shane, General Manager, Engineering, JVC Professional Products
5:10 PM Session 3: New Infrastructures: Better Cloud, IP, OTA and Digital Infrastructures This panel will cover some of the newer cloud, IP, transmission and digital infrastructures. What are some of the best practices and workflows in the transition to cloud and IP based infrastructures and the rollout of ATSC 3.0.

Daniel Frankel, Senior Content Producer, Broadcasting & Cable, Technology Editor, Multichannel News

Jonathan T. Beard, Director of Digital Product Development, Graham Media Group
Bogdan Frusina, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Dejero
Florian Kolmer, Sales Director USA, AVIWEST
Jon Landman, VP of Sales, Teradek
Bob Valinsky, Sales Manager, Vizrt Americas
5:55 PM Cocktails & Networking
7:00 PM Dinner Event Dinner Keynote: Mark Aitken, VP of Advanced Technology, Sinclair Broadcast Group; President, One Media
Thursday  September  27
8:00 AM Breakfast Event
8:30 AM Session 4: Using “Enabled Media” For Next Generation News Ops Some news organizations and station groups are exploring how they can radically improve their news operations by radically changing the way they approach the capture and creation of content so that it can easily be redistributed and sent to a host of different platforms. This panel will discuss the concept of “enabled media” and discuss how it can help newsrooms create, distribute and monetize content with better metadata, content management, storage, editing and other technologies.

Joe Addalia, Director of Technology Projects, Hearst Television

Chris Crump, Senior Director of Worldwide Sales & Marketing, Comrex
Stephane Guez, Co-Founder of and Chief Technology Officer, Dalet Digital Media Systems
Matt Keiler, VP, North American Sales, TVU Networks
Mike Palmer, CTO, Masstech
Scott Woods, Senior Specialized Solutions Architect, AWS Elemental
9:20 AM Boardroom Presentations
9:55 AM Session 5: Automating for Success: Finding New Efficiencies in News Ops Session 5: Automating for Success: Finding New Efficiencies in News Ops Automation and streamlined workflows aren’t just about reducing costs. New automation technologies and approaches can also provide a major competitive advantage by allowing newsrooms to better produce and distribute content. 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.

Tom Butts, Content Director, TV Technology

Lew Blanchette, News System Architect, Grass Valley
Brian Olson, VP of Product Management, NewTek
Shawn Snider, Vice President, Production Workflow & Cloud Services, Ross Video
Joe Vandenberg, Senior Solutions Architect, Avid
Ryan Weston, Director, Media Workflows, WNET New York Public Media
10:40 AM Refreshments & Networking
11:15 AM Session 6: News Execs Talk News Tech: Engineering for the future Leading news executives and technologists 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?

George Winslow, Executive Producer, Technology Leadership Summits

Mike Cavender, Executive Director Emeritus,RTDNA
Vanessa Dennis, Director of Product, PBS NewsHour
Paul McGonagle, Vice President/News Director, FOX Owned & Operated Station, WTTG-TV
Bill Nardi, VP of Station Operations, TEGNA
Don Roberts, Senior Director of Television Systems, Sinclair Broadcast Group
Michael Stonecypher, Vice President, Digital Media and Broadcast Operations, CBN
12:00 PM Luncheon Event Luncheon Keynote: Blake Sabatinelli, CEO, Newsy
2:00 PM Adjourn