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NASA JPL Discussion to Take Smart Content Summit Out of This World

It takes a lot to pull off live-streaming well for a major tech organization. Imagine how much work is involved when those live streams are coming from space.

At the March 4 Smart Content Summit in L.A., Randi Levin, CIO for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) will give attendees unique insights into how her team manages to juggle all the technology needed to keep JPL’s part of NASA’s space missions running smoothly, in the keynote presentation “Mars Madness: A Data-Driven, Real-Life Drama.” Continue reading

March 4 Women in Technology: Hollywood Event to Focus on Inclusion

Women in Technology Hollywood (WiTH) will bring Denise Hewett, founder and CEO of entertainment tech company Scriptd, studio executives and industry experts to the stage March 4 at the Skirball Cultural Center for an afternoon of networking and discussion around inclusive innovation.

Kicking off at 4:35 p.m., and immediately following the Smart Content Summit, Hewett will deliver a keynote presentation — “The Problem with Pattern Matching” — where she’ll share the trends she’s discovered while in investing and entertainment that underscore systemic limitations preventing female founders from succeeding. She’ll offer ideas on how to make the world a more inclusive — and profitable — place. Continue reading

Shazam Founder to Keynote Smart Content Summit

Bringing a concept from idea to reality is difficult. Getting that reality up to proper scale in today’s consumer environment can prove downright daunting.

To share his experiences in doing both successfully, Chris Barton, entrepreneur, founder of Shazam, and former mobile strategist for Google and Dropbox, will take the stage at the March 4 Smart Content Summit in L.A., with the day’s opening keynote “Breaking the Impossible Barrier — Challenges and Lessons in Building to Scale.” Continue reading

Smart Content Keynoter to Talk Changing Viewing Habits

With more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, Carter Pilcher, founder and CEO of 24-7 short-form entertainment channel provider ShortsTV, has witnessed first-hand the evolution of short-form content and its trajectory in the entertainment landscape.

On March 4, during the Smart Content Summit keynote address — “Using Audience Viewing Data to Breakthrough with Short-Form in the Peak TV Era” — in Los Angeles, Pilcher will share how the rapid success of streaming platforms and increasing appetite for “on-the-go” mobile viewing have propelled the way content is consumed into new territories, where short-form content is emerging as a choice format for audiences. Continue reading

Smart Content Summit Returns to L.A. March 4

What started years ago as Metadata Madness — a gathering of metadata specialists in the industry — and evolved into the Smart Content Summit — looking at industry applications of Big Data, AI, machine learning, automation and blockchain — has become the Smart Content Summit, a full-day program dedicated to the next technology phases of our industry’s products, productions and processes.

The second annual Smart Content Summit will be held March 4, 2020 at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, featuring a full day of programming looking at how Hollywood and Silicon Valley work together to transform how content is created, how businesses are run, and how consumers are engaged. Continue reading