Quite possibly the most action-packed Imagine Park session ever, bursting with cool stuff -- like real-time recognition and analysis of faces and emotions in video, and the latest in the intersection of smart watches, and TV. Haven't heard of OpenGL, not to mention GPUs -- or, haven't thought about their applicability outside of video game development? Guess again, in this visually rich demo of openGL for TV-specific applications. Plus: See the power of the human voice in controlling all of your stuff -- with the TV as the hub -- and the pros and cons of a natural language interface to the smart home.
Anna Roth, Microsoft
"Facial & Emotional Recognition and Analysis for Video"
Andrew Maclusky, Digiflare
Soha Mohiuddin, Digiflare
"Building your OTT app in 72 hours"
Stuart Russell, You.I.TV
"OpenGL GPUs Are No Longer Optional - They're The Future of TV Interfaces"
Kenn Harper, Nuance Communications
"The Television Was Our Lens into the Internet of Things - Now It's Our Foundation"
Gary Arlen, President, Arlen Communications LLC
Gary Arlen is President of Arlen Communications, a Bethesda, Maryland, research and consulting firm known for its insights into the converging worlds of media, telecommunications and interactive program content plus public policy implications. For more than 30 years, Gary has accurately analyzed the emergence of new media, forecasting the evolution of customer-controlled video and data services. Gary has published future-looking periodicals and conducts research on strategic business and technology applications. His commentaries appear regularly in industry journals.
Kenn Harper has been working in the voice industry for over a decade, helping to shape voice experiences across mobile phones, TV’s, automobiles, and other IoT devices. He’s worked with a broad portfolio of speech assets including voice recognition, natural language understanding, text-to-speech, and voice biometrics. Most recently, Kenn has been running product management for Nuance Mix, which is Nuance’s new platform that allows developers to build specialized voice interactions for any hardware device or software application.
A guru from the gaming world, Andrew is here to oversee everyone and help them level up! He has more than nine years of experience as a software engineer in the gaming industry, including roles as technical director, world architecture lead, and senior developer at world-leading companies. As director of engineering at Digiflare, he provides leadership to the engineering team in establishing and directing their objectives and guiding technical projects to completion. Tapping into extensive engineering expertise, he proposes and delivers innovative solutions in web and media application.
Soha Mohiuddin is the Director of Marketing at Digiflare. She has over 5 years’ experience as a senior product marketing manager in the telecommunications industry, with a focus on building go-to-market strategies for emerging business and consumer solutions. At Digiflare, she spearheads the strategic planning, development and execution of marketing programs.
Anna Roth is a Program Manager for Microsoft Technology & Research.
Stuart is the CTO and Co-founder of You.i TV, and the creator of the technology on which the company is based, You.i Engine. It is the first user interface engine designed and built from the ground up with the needs of TV in mind. An expert in optimized computer rendering algorithms and physics, Stuart is more than just a software engineer or designer – he is a software innovator. Stuart has invented and patented software technology, and has more patents pending for user interface performance and capabilities on low level hardware.