Media Supply Festival 2023

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Software defined content supply chains, often built in the cloud, are a staple of today’s media industry. Increasingly, they are highly automated, and led by data.

Yet even as we look to the next generation of machine learning solutions to unlock new efficiencies and revenue opportunities, media companies still find that integration between partners, and the exchange of content and business data, remain fraught with friction.

That’s why we must share best practices and work together to define tomorrow’s media supply chain.

The Media Supply Festival brings together content companies, cloud providers, integrators, and startups to explore this revolution in content preparation and delivery.

The 2023 Festival will be the largest ever, moving to a new venue on the iconic Madison Avenue in New York City.

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Raman Abrol
Raman Abrol
Vubiquity

CEO

Richard Andes
Richard Andes
Telestream

Senior Sales Engineer

Rhonda Bassett-Spiers
Rhonda Bassett-Spiers
Telestream

CEO

Justin Beaudin
Justin Beaudin
Vubiquity

COO

Grace Boswood
Grace Boswood
Channel 4

Director of Technology

Tom Burns
Tom Burns
Dell Technologies

CTO, Media & Entertainment, Americas

Eric Camp
Eric Camp
Light Iron, A Panavision Company

VP Operations, NY

Eric Carson
Eric Carson
Ateliere Creative Technologies

Chief Revenue Officer

Zoe Carter
Zoe Carter
ITV

Programme Director - Metadata

Margaret Craig
Margaret Craig
Signiant

CEO

Jeff Davidson
Jeff Davidson
Cognizant

Chief Architect

Rob Delf
Rob Delf
Fabric

CEO

Chris Duffey
Chris Duffey
Adobe

Strategic Development, Creative Cloud Design

Patrik Friedl
Patrik Friedl
ZDF Studios

Product Owner, Media Supply Chain

Julien Gachot
Julien Gachot
Embrace

Co-Founder & CEO

Mike Green
Mike Green
Backlight

CEO, Backlight Creative

Ian Hamilton
Ian Hamilton
Signiant

CTO

Laura Jenner
Laura Jenner
ITV

Director of Product, Content Supply & Distribution

Larry Kaplan
Larry Kaplan
SDVI

President & CEO

Swati Karkun Sen
Swati Karkun Sen
NBCU News Group

SVP, Product & Strategy

David Klee
David Klee
A+E Networks

VP, Strategic Media Solutions

Mike Kralec
Mike Kralec
Sinclair Broadcast Group

SVP & CTO

Brian Lakamp
Brian Lakamp
Paramount

EVP, Media Supply Chain

Michael Martinez
Michael Martinez
Meta

Director of Engineering

Ian McPherson
Ian McPherson
AWS

Global Strategy Leader, Media & Entertainment

Mike Palmer
Mike Palmer
Sinclair Broadcast Group

AVP, Media Management

Brian Pelletier
Brian Pelletier
SDVI

VP, Technical Solutions

Tyler Robinson
Tyler Robinson
HBO

Senior Director of Software Engineering & Architecture

Franz Julian Rollshausen
Franz Julian Rollshausen
ZDF Studios

Product Owner Rights Management & Royalties

Hilary Roschke
Hilary Roschke
SDVI

VP of Strategic Operations

Ramki Sankaranarayanan
Ramki Sankaranarayanan
Prime Focus Technologies

Founder, President & CEO

Lincoln Spiteri
Lincoln Spiteri
Dalet

CTO

Zeenal Thakare
Zeenal Thakare
AMC Networks

SVP, Supply Chain & Ad Sales Technologies & Products

Vincent Tripodi
Vincent Tripodi
Associated Press

VP Engineering

Phil Wiser
Phil Wiser
Paramount

EVP & CTO

Joe Zaller
Joe Zaller
Devoncroft Partners

Founder

Chris Ziemer
Chris Ziemer
AWS

Media & Entertainment Industry Specialist, Business Development Leader

Media Supply Festival 2023 - Day 1

08:30 - Networking Breakfast

09:00 - Welcome

Larry Kaplan

President & CEO

SDVI

09:15 - Supply Chain Showcase: Building Best of Breed

In the first of our customer showcase sessions, we’ll explore how Sinclair Broadcast Group has built a new cloud-first supply chain using modular, best of breed tools from vendors large and small.

Mike Palmer

AVP, Media Management

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Richard Andes

Senior Sales Engineer

Telestream

Julien Gachot

Co-Founder & CEO

Embrace

Chris Ziemer

Media & Entertainment Industry Specialist, Business Development Leader

AWS

09:50 - Realising Modularity

Media companies often ask for modular products, but what exactly does that mean? How granular should tools and products be? Do the media companies have the skills and capabilities they need to integrate these modular solutions? And does a wide range of modular products create a large set of vendors that’s hard to manage?

Ian Hamilton

CTO

Signiant

Laura Jenner

Director of Product, Content Supply & Distribution

ITV

Tyler Robinson

Senior Director of Software Engineering & Architecture

HBO

Lincoln Spiteri

CTO

Dalet

10:30 - Networking Break

11:00 - Supplying the News

Associated Press occupies an unusual position in the media supply chain, as a business to business supplier of news information and content. How has its supply chain modernisation been impacted by the needs of other media businesses? And to what extent will AI play a part in news production in the near future?

Vincent Tripodi

VP Engineering

Associated Press

11:30 - Supply Chain Showcase: Buy Don’t Build

Channel 4 has a unique status as a publicly funded commercial broadcaster, and as such it aims to serve not just viewers, but the UK’s media economy. So how has its supply chain transformation enabled its ecosystem of production suppliers, service providers, and technology partners?

Grace Boswood

Director of Technology

Channel 4

Ramki Sankaranarayanan

Founder, President & CEO

Prime Focus Technologies

12:00 - Executing Change

An examination of the practical methodologies used for implementing business change, and the lessons to be learned from past successes and failures.

Justin Beaudin

COO

Vubiquity

Jeff Davidson

Chief Architect

Cognizant

Swati Karkun Sen

SVP, Product & Strategy

NBCU News Group

12:45 - Lunch

13:45 - Media Supply Chain: Leader or Laggard?

Over recent decades, the media industry has become dramatically more reliant on general purpose IT infrastructure. And in recent years, it has embraced concepts of supply chain management pioneered elsewhere. Yet it remains an industry fueled by content and creativity. So for a senior leader who’s worked in payments, infrastructure, and food and beverage, just how similar - or different - is the media business?

Rhonda Bassett-Spiers

CEO

Telestream

14:10 - Defining Roles: People vs Machines

An efficient modern supply chain connects many different tools and data sources, but it also increasingly connects automated steps to manual processes. How will automation and the human touch best be deployed to create efficient supply chains?

Tom Burns

CTO, Media & Entertainment, Americas

Dell Technologies

Brian Pelletier

VP, Technical Solutions

SDVI

Zeenal Thakare

SVP, Supply Chain & Ad Sales Technologies & Products

AMC Networks

Michael Martinez

Director of Engineering

Meta

14:50 - Cutting Humans? AI in Post

Machine learning has long been seen as a tool to automate repetitive tasks. But recent advancements in generative AI have shown that machines can be more creative than many ever expected. So how will processes in post production change, and how will AI assist - or threaten - creative users?

Eric Camp

VP Operations, NY

Light Iron, A Panavision Company

Chris Duffey

Strategic Development, Creative Cloud Design

Adobe

Mike Green

CEO, Backlight Creative

Backlight

David Klee

VP, Strategic Media Solutions

A+E Networks

15:30 - Networking Break

16:00 - Delivering Operational Efficiency

In a challenging economic climate, businesses are seeking to reduce costs while maintaining or increasing revenue. Talk of transformation has given way to a pragmatic focus on operational efficiency. So how is the modern media supply chain contributing to business success?

Eric Carson

Chief Revenue Officer

Ateliere Creative Technologies

Zoe Carter

Programme Director - Metadata

ITV

Rob Delf

CEO

Fabric

16:40 - Finding Inspiration

Media companies on different continents face many of the same challenges, yet they have different contexts. How do these differences and similarities affect their approach? And how can they learn from each other?

Patrik Friedl

Product Owner, Media Supply Chain

ZDF Studios

David Klee

VP, Strategic Media Solutions

A+E Networks

17:00 - Supply Chain Showcase: Empowering End Users

ZDF Studios has embarked on a reimagining of its media supply chain, building on a modular architecture of API-first solutions. But it has also built custom user interfaces to meet business users’ needs, and integrated low-code solutions for data access and manipulation. We examine how technology is meeting the needs of the German media company’s users.

Patrik Friedl

Product Owner, Media Supply Chain

ZDF Studios

Franz Julian Rollshausen

Product Owner Rights Management & Royalties

ZDF Studios

17:30 - Drinks Reception, sponsored by AWS

19:00 - Day Ends

Media Supply Festival 2023 - Day 2

08:30 - Networking Breakfast

09:00 - Welcome

Margaret Craig

CEO

Signiant

09:15 - Inside the C Suite: Sinclair Broadcast Group

Mike Kralec

SVP & CTO

Sinclair Broadcast Group

09:45 - Inside the C Suite: Channel 4

Grace Boswood

Director of Technology

Channel 4

10:15 - Inside the C Suite: Paramount

Brian Lakamp

EVP, Media Supply Chain

Paramount

Phil Wiser

EVP & CTO

Paramount

10:45 - Networking Break

11:15 - Inside the C Suite: The Vendors

What does it take to run a successful vendor company in a fast moving media industry? We speak to the leaders of major services and technology companies, and see how they react to the messages from our media company CTO interviews.

Raman Abrol

CEO

Vubiquity

Margaret Craig

CEO

Signiant

Ramki Sankaranarayanan

Founder, President & CEO

Prime Focus Technologies

12:00 - Has the Tech Team joined the Business Team?

Supply chain modernisation enables speed to market, content monetisation and efficiency. It puts the industry into the creative industry. In theory. But what's happening in practice? Is technology now being recognised as a key commercial enabler, or is still seen as a functional necessity? In this final session we reflect on what we've just heard from senior media industry leaders, as well as what we are seeing in the wider market, and ask if the role of technology in media has fundamentally changed?

Ian McPherson

Global Strategy Leader, Media & Entertainment

AWS

Hilary Roschke

VP of Strategic Operations

SDVI

Joe Zaller

Founder

Devoncroft Partners

12:45 - Lunch

13:45 - Supply Chain Today: The Key Insights

In this unique workshop, we invite every attendee at the conference to help define the key takeaway messages from the past two days. This will enable us to summarise the key insights which will be published for all DPP members.

14:55 - Networking Break

15:30 - Day Ends

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