Coronavirus has left millions of people confined to their homes and home offices, resulting in a massive shift to virtual work and online engagement, driving demand for streaming and OTT content to record highs, and exposing new hurdles for video streaming and delivery. This webinar discussion will assess the innovations defining the video ecosystem and explore how this global pandemic might shape demand for and access to interactive video experiences. Join expert panelists from across the video ecosystem to discuss what this experience can teach about interactive video consumption and network capacity, and how this crisis might influence the appetite for digital services like video conferencing, 8K video, VR, and volumetric video.

Featured Speakers

Alan Stein

VP of Technology

Alan Stein heads InterDigital’s Visual Standards Team, where he manages a global team of senior technology experts who participate in major video standards bodies, as well as important industry forums. Alan has been a board member of the UHD Alliance and a member of the CTA Video Board, and since 2013 has been the chair of ATSC’s TG3/S34-1 group, the video technology standardization group for ATSC 3.0. He holds 16 granted patents in the field of digital video. Alan is also an long-time expert in Agile software methodology. He has been a Certified ScrumMaster since 2004, and is also a Certified Scrum Product Owner.

Benjamin Schwarz

Communications Chair
Ultra HD Forum

A thought leader in media and technology, Ben has been IT consultant, CTO and then R&D director at Orange. He now helps international clients with innovation, strategy, business modelling, content, technology and communications. Ben is a writer and an active member of the Ultra HD Forum based in Paris, and his social media name is nebul2. 

Mickaël Raulet

VP of Innovation

Dr. Mickaël Raulet received his Ph.D. degree in 2006. He joined ATEME in 2015 where he is now VP innovation. He is leading the standardization effort at ATEME and he is following the different activities for ATEME: ATSC, DVB, 3GPP, ISO/IEC, ITU, MPEG, DASH-IF and UHDForum. He is managing for ATEME several collaborative R&D projects.

Mark A. Aitken

SVP of Advanced Technology, Sinclair Broadcase Group (SBG)
President, ONE Media

Mr. Aitken has been contributing to the broadcast industry for 45 years and the ATSC since the Grand Alliance. He is a member of the AFCCE, the IEEE, the SMPTE and the NAB TV Technology Committee. Mr. Aitken is also a Board member Saankhya Labs, an Indian leader in SDR and SDN technologies.

Date:  Thursday, May 21, 2020
Time:  12pm ET / 9am PT
Duration:  1 Hour

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