The HPA Tech Retreat, a sold-out event that attracts the industry’s top technologists, visionaries and creators to exchange information, ideas and cutting-edge information, completed a second day of top-tier knowledge-sharing at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells in Indian Wells, California (Palm Springs area).
Highlights for today's agenda include the popular Breakfast Roundtables, a look at customer behavior with Sarah Pearson, 1-3-9 Media Lab; a Broadcasters panel with Matthew Goldman, Ericsson; and Consumer Forecast: Cloudy but Clearing, moderated by Seth Hallen, Testronic Labs, and featuring Chris Carey, Product and Portfolio Solutions, Verizon Digital Media Services; Steven Chester, Global Media and Entertainment, Akamai; John Crosier, SVP Digital Architecture & Delivery, Cinram; Ellen Goodridge, Sony Pictures Entertainment; and Jim Taylor, UltraViolet/DECE. Below are additional events and sessions for the day.
Basic Schedule for Wednesday, February 20
- Breakfast Roundtables – Sponsored by EMC Isilon: Experts discuss a wide array of compelling issues in small group conversation about meaningful topics, including Cloud-Based Post Production, Ultra-Violet, Channel Sharing, File-Based QC, 4K Camera Workflows, the Workforce in Post and other developments and trends affecting the industry.
- Back-to-back presentations on topics covering production and post, acquisition, IT, engineering, broadcasting, asset management, digital-cinema and distribution, manufacturing and much, much more.
- Operational Experience of Providing 8K-UHDTV Coverage of the London Olympics – Masayuki Sugawara, NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories
- Welcome Dinner – Sponsored by Technicolor
A full schedule of the program can be viewed by visiting http://www.hpaonline.com/2013-program. On-site registration is now available.
About the HPA Tech Retreat®
The HPA Tech Retreat® is an informal gathering, in the Palm Springs area, of the top industry engineering, technical, and creative talent, as well as strategic business leaders focused on technology, from all aspects of digital cinema, post-production, film, television, video, broadcast, and related technology areas, for the exchange of information.
About the Hollywood Post Alliance®
Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) serves the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide expertise, support, tools and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media and other dynamic media content.