Event Schedule (EST/NYC):
12:30 p.m.: Venue Opens
1:00 p.m.: Opening Keynote & General Sessions
1:45 p.m.: Networking Break
2:00 p.m.: Breakout Sessions
3:15 p.m.: Networking Break
3:30 p.m.: General Sessions & Closing Keynote
4:30 p.m.: Closing Remarks/Networking Reception
5:00 p.m.: Venue Closes
12:45 – 1 p.m.
Opening Remarks and Conference Welcome
Guy Finley, President, MESA
1 – 1:30 p.m.
KEYNOTE CONVERSATION: Is Blockchain the Inevitable Future for Video Content Management?
Halsey Minor, serial entrepreneur, founder of Cnet, initial major investor in Salesforce will be featured in a vibrant fireside chat about blockchain and what it means for future of video content management. The conversation will examine what seems to be the inevitable integration of new technologies, question which technologies are already legacy products and address what changes are needed across the industry. In addition to covering the obstacles to blockchain adoption, Minor will address the importance of the Data Journey, AI and Cloud, to our future distribution opportunities and especially how Blockchain and AI can be used in video content management.
Halsey Minor, CEO & Founder, Live Planet and VideoCoin Network
Interviewed by: Bob Gold, President, Bob Gold & Associates
1:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Open Security – From Patchwork to Platform
As organization adopt new technologies and utilize the cloud for business innovation and growth, security teams are challenged with ensuring that those initiatives and missions are successful. To do that they are faced with creating an effective security program from a fragmented patchwork of solutions and data sources that really don’t interoperate very well without a great deal of development work. Join us to hear how a number of leading vendors are coming together with the intent of creating an open source platform to allow security solutions to communicate over a standard fabric during the entire threat management life cycle, from threat hunting, analytics and detection through to incident response and orchestration.
Jason Keirstead, Distinguished Engineer & Chief Technology Officer, IBM Security Threat Management, and Member, OASIS Board of Directors
1:45 – 2 p.m.
2 – 3:15 p.m.
TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASES (Multi-Track, Break-out Sessions)
Industry experts share innovative ideas, processes, or perspectives in an interactive and intimate way with the audience who are free to choose which topic/area they find most interesting. Sessions will address key areas on five separate tracks:
TRACK 1: CLOUD & VIRTUALIZATION
TRACK 2: CONTENT SECURITY
TRACK 3: ANTI-PIRACY & STREAMING
TRACK 4: THREAT VECTORS & MONITORING
TRACK 5: DISTRIBUTION & APIS
3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
3:30 – 4 p.m.
The Ripple Effect of The Ripple Effect
This session gives M&E Day attendees an inside look at the ETC’s (Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California) latest ground breaking project: “The Ripple Effect”. As our industry reels from the impact of the pandemic across production workflows and environments, the Ripple Effect project will resonate with content creators who are maintaining the balance of safety, speed and security in production. Join the technologists who developed revolutionary solutions in virtualizing environments for both onscreen talent and onset crew/protocol as they discuss how our industry moves forward cautiously as we resume production.
Moderator: Guy Finley, President & CEO, MESA
Greg Ciaccio, Executive Producer and Head of Post & Production Technology, Entertainment Technology Center @ USC
Kathryn Brillhart, Executive Producer & Director of Virtual Production @ ETC
Erik Weaver, Director of Adaptive Production and Special Projects, Entertainment Technology Center @ USC
4 – 4:30 p.m.
AFTERNOON KEYNOTE: Across the Nation with Innovation Acceleration
Award-winning executive, tech entrepreneur and philanthropist, Shelton Mercer delivers the Closing Keynote for M&E Day 2020 by discussing his groundbreaking 20:20 project being incubated at Comcast/NBCUni. As a co-founder of big data/media technology company Audigent, he has created technology-fueled audience strategies and that have delivered chart toppers for Disney, Warner Bros, NBC, Sony, Walden, Participant and dozens of entertainment brands. He’s turning crisis into catalyst by focusing these technologies on revamping our national economy. This celebrated philanthropist, ordained pastor and certified leadership coach will walk us through his concepts of ‘Social Mobilization’ and ‘Leading with Passion’ in our Closing Keynote.
Shelton Mercer, Chairman, The Mercer Advisory Group and Mercer Innovation, and CoFounder, Audigent, TwitChange & The 20:20 Collective
4:30 – 5 p.m.
Closing Remarks/Networking Reception
Guy Finley, President, MESA