SMPTE members bring expertise to BVE 2018
By: Heather Mclean
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 3:30 pm

SMPTE has announced that numerous SMPTE members will be presenting at BVE 2018, which runs from 27 February to 1 March in London. More than 40 SMPTE Sustaining Members will also be exhibiting with stands at the event.

“Tech innovators, business leaders, and other professionals from across the media, entertainment, and creative industries come together at BVE every year to celebrate, find inspiration, and discuss the trends and technologies shaping the future of content creation, consumption modes and models, and commercial opportunity,” said SMPTE education vice president, Richard Welsh. “We’re proud to be a partner of BVE and a contributor to what surely will be an exceptional programme.”

SMPTE Members scheduled to speak at BVE 2018 include Robert Ambrose of High Green Media, who will lead an opening session titled “CTO View: Technology’s Impact on Workflow” as part of the Techflow Futures series/stream. Ambrose also will chair the Tuesday lunchtime session “IP Production: Enabling the New Broadcast System?” and the Wednesday lunchtime session “SKY: UHD Entertainment Production and Post Production”.

SMPTE Member Tom Griffiths of ITV, also a past SMPTE UK Section manager, will be a panellist for the session “Smart Investment: How Not to Waste Money on Your Technology”. SMPTE Life Fellow John Ive of IABM will chair “Technology Leaders View: Delivering Technology of the Future,” which includes SMPTE Member John Ellerton of BT, a past manager of the SMPTE UK Section, as a panellist.

SMPTE Fellow and Eluvio co-founder and CEO Michelle Munson will present a session titled “Revolutionising Digital Content Storage and Interchange With Blockchain Ledgers and Machine Learning”. She will discuss topics including the foundational concepts of blockchain technology, advanced machine learning techniques, and the technical challenges of legacy content architecture.

SMPTE UK regional governor, Mark Harrison will lead “The Trends That Matter: The DPP Predictions 2018” and will also be a panellist on “IMF: What does the new mastering format mean to you?”. Meanwhile, SMPTE UK section manager, Andy Wilson, also of DPP, will be a part of “DPP Panel: How to Be Big Online — the Secrets of Success from the Online Producers Who Know” in the Business of Production session series/stream. SMPTE member Simon Frost of AWS Elemental, an Amazon Web Services Company, will present “Intelligent Cloud Media Workflows for Delivering Better Viewer Experiences,” which will be held in the CME Theatre at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

“The SMPTE UK Section thanks its many members who are giving up their time to share their knowledge and experience at BVE,” said SMPTE UK section chair, Simon Gauntlett. “We’re also grateful to the many sustaining members who are exhibiting at the show and supporting this vital UK event.”