INTX 2016: Imagine Park

May 16 - 18, 2016


  • Monday, May 16
  • Tuesday, May 17
  • Wednesday, May 18
12:15 pm EDT TECH TALK WITH TONY & GUESTS     Watch On-Demand
Imagine Park co-chairs Tony Werner, EVP and CTO of Comcast, and technology columnist Leslie Ellis reveal the "lay of the land," tech-wise, at this year's INTX -- on and off the floor. Joining them on stage: SCTE President and CEO Mark Dzuban, whose assignment is to reveal the "prime picks" of this year's Spring Technical Forum papers/presentations. Plus: Andy Lippman, Senior Scientist and Associate Director of the MIT Media Lab, shares the latest (uber-visual!) research about the future of television. (You seriously want to see it.) Bonus: A star-studded tech game show, to see who knows what about electricity usage, brought to you by SCTE's Energy2020 initiative.

Mark Dzuban, SCTE
"Hot Tickets in the 2016 Spring Technical Forum"

Andy Lippman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Labs
"The Wall of Now, News Clouds, and Other MIT Media Lab Inventions"

Tony Werner, EVP and CTO, Comcast
Leslie Ellis, Independent Technology Columnist, Ellis Edits Inc.
Innovation tends to thrive around two entertainment video categories ... one of them being sports. Heads-up, sports fans: What if you could make a video mashup of your fantasy sports teams, using only data points, and in less than a minute? How about personalized game highlights that steer you directly to any replays that happened in The Big Game? Or -- your own sports oracle, tracking every game that's on, which pings you when something big happens on a different channel? All of this will unfold on the Imagine Park stage. Bonus: What's a sports fanatic session with out a sports enthusiast of a host?

Andrew Walworth, Grace Creek Media
"Turning Big Data into Personal TV Reports - Automatically and At Scale"

Brian Ring, Thuuz Sports
"Automated Sports Highlight Reels - More Depth, More Personalization, More Real Time"

Matt Wildrick, Rovi Corporation
"Sports Metadata - Creating an Immersive Experience for the Sports Fanatic"

Stewart Schley, Principal, Stewart Schley Content, LLC
The 114th Congress has kept policymakers and stakeholders busy and as we race towards a Presidential election there are no signs of slowing down. With the internet increasingly impacting more aspects of our lives, the leaders of the House Energy & Commerce, Senate Commerce, and House Judiciary Committees find themselves at the center of some of the most important policy debates of our time. Proposed set top box rules, a new Title II regime for ISPs (including the possibility of a new privacy framework), reviews of special access policy, freeing up spectrum, and the recent battle over encryption are all issues these committees are addressing and will continue to grapple with in the near future. Join us in Imagine Park where staff from these influential Congressional committees take the stage to explain and explore how issues facing this Congress will profoundly impact U.S. policy, our nation's economic growth, and consumer expectations in the digital era.
Virtual reality is grabbing headlines left and right. But everyone has the same question: is there actually an opportunity here? With billions spent on virtual reality investments in the past two years alone, the tech industry seems to think so. It's time to get real about virtual reality's business prospects. Which stakeholders are best-positioned for success, which early plays make the most sense and when is the right time to jump in? How have early investments unlocked potential new revenue streams for video delivery providers and content owners, while providing new tools for immersive storytelling that supports deep engagement with stories and characters?

Learn about:
  • Whether virtual reality can be the next major content delivery opportunity
  • Role of service providers and content owners in the virtual reality market
  • Most viable business models to capture users now
  • How the ecosystem is evolving as new entrants pour in

Facundo Diaz, CEO, VRTIFY
Edward Tang, Founder & CSO, Avegant

Jefferson Wang, Senior Partner, IBB Consulting
4:30 pm EDT TV EVERYWHERE: THE REAL STORY     Watch On-Demand
Finding snarky stories about the current state of TV Everywhere is a drearily easy exercise. Yet those TV service providers and programmers who are up to their ears in it tell a very different story. One network is seeing triple-digit authentication rates during this year's election coverage, while cable companies are experiencing double-digit growth in usage of their TV Everywhere apps. So why the disconnect? Join us at Imagine Park for a "speed date" treatment of what's really happening with the industry's highly valued (and used!) streaming services.

Andrew Borak, VP, Marketing, Content Distribution, Viacom
Vito Forlenza, Senior Director, TVE Content & Product Strategy, Comcast Cable
Julius Lee, Senior Director, Affiliate Partnership Development & Operations, Disney & ESPN Media Networks

About this conference

INTX: The Internet & Television Expo, brings together the people, companies and ideas behind the multi-billion dollar digital media and communications marketplace.

Showcasing the latest innovations in content creation, broadband infrastructure, television delivery, advanced advertising, IP applications and more, INTX unites companies from across the industry spectrum, from online video to business telecommunications to mobile data delivery. The three-day event offers a rare and valuable opportunity for live interaction, commerce and idea-sharing through a rich offering of General Sessions, panel discussions, exhibitor displays, mini-conferences and live special events.

For participants across the digital media economy, INTX provides a first-hand view of the business strategies, technology trends and economic and policy imperatives that will inform and influence the next big progressions in media and communications. INTX attendees are among the first to learn about and understand not only where digital media is going, but how they can play a role in its progression.

About National Cable and Telecommunications Association

The National Cable & Telecommunications Association, formerly the National Cable Television Association, is the principal trade association of the cable industry in the United States. Founded in 1952, NCTA's primary mission is to provide its members with a strong national presence by providing a single, unified voice on issues affecting the cable and telecommunications industry.

NCTA represents cable operators serving more than 90 percent of the nation’s cable television households and more than 200 cable program networks, as well as equipment suppliers and providers of other services to the cable industry. The cable industry is the nation’s largest broadband provider of high-speed Internet access after investing more than $100 billion over ten years to build a two-way, interactive network with fiber optic technology. Cable companies also provide state-of-the-art digital telephone service to millions of American consumers.

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