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The SBE Ennes Workshop at the 2019 NAB Show

On Saturday, April 6, at 9 a.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the SBE's annual Ennes Workshop educational program at the NAB Show takes flight for the 25th time. Attendance requires a full NAB Show registration (Conference Flex Pass, Conference Flex Session 3-Pack, available at a discount to SBE members).

The Ennes Workshop at the NAB Show has always addressed what broadcast engineers most needed to know to be successful. The presenters are the best teachers, recruited specifically to address the topics at hand.

Following is a rundown of the day's topics and presentations.

Business as Usual: Constant Change

9:00 - 9:10 a.m.
Good Morning and Introduction
SBE Executive Director's Remarks
John Poray, CAE
Executive Director, Society of Broadcast Engineers

9:10-9:30 a.m.
What is the Future of our Business?
Stan Moote
CTO, IABM
A checklist will be provided that all managers and technologist need to assist them with today’s business with a path to the future.

9:30-9:55 a.m.
Displays: Bigger, Better, Cheap
Joe Kane

President, Joe Kane Productions
TV sets and displays are constantly changing. We will learn what is real and affordable with a glimpse into the direction of consumers.

9:55 - 10:20 a.m.
ATSC 3.0 Update
Madeleine Noland
Senior Advisor, Technology and Standards, LG Electronics/Zenith R&D Lab
Where are we with ATSC 3.0? Noland reveals the early results and tells us the real facts.

10:20 - 10:40 a.m.
Break

10:40 - 11:00 a.m.
Strategies in Replacing Retiring Staff - Doing More with Less
John Footen
Managing Director, Deloitte
When technical staff retires, there is a choice to be made on how to fill that vacancy, if it's filled at all.

11:00 - 11:20 a.m.
Panel Discussion: Artificial Intelligence in Media
Moderator: Stan Moote, IABM
This panel will discuss and debate how AI and automation can assist operations and production.

11:20 - 11:40 a.m.
Ensuring End-to-End Video Quality at Facebook
Ioannis Katsavounidis
Research Scientist, Video Fundamentals Research, Facebook
Katsavounidis will discuss the metrics Facebook uses to internally to monitor video quality, and the hardware and software infrastructure components that allow the company to do so efficiently and at scale.

11:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Understanding Future Data Center Design Concepts
Steve Lampen
Consultant, Belden Wire and Cable
Traditionally we set up racks of equipment based on the workflow of our facilities. Should we continue in this direction – or accept the data center concept to house our racks and racks of equipment?

 

The SBE Ennes Workshop this year was organized by
Tom Mikkelsen, Principal, National TeleConsultants
Stan Moote, Chief Technology Officer, IABM




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