Avid Connect 2018: Power Session: The Cloud Revolution: Taking Media Operations to New Heights by AVID

The challenge for most media executives is how to more forward and take advantage of the incredible amount of ever-changing technologies and innovations that have moved our industry throughout the decades. This power session will discuss ways to avoid the disruption of business models and supply chains while continuing the integration of new innovation practices.  Cloud strategies will be discussed from industry experts, who have a solid understanding of the current technologies for deployment and migration and will offer a fresh look into implementation practices.

The Cloud Revolution: Taking Media Operations to New Heights will discuss key topics such as: Ingress/egress & migration strategies, media storage approaches, metadata management, content and data analytics, leveraging artificial intelligence, business intelligence, cloud provisioning, workflow automation, infrastructure and user access in the cloud.


Featured speakers (with bios) will include:

Justin Justman, Senior Principle Architect, SinclairDigital: As a Senior Principal Architect at SinclairDigital, Jason is focused on developing next-generation cloud-based solutions for converged OTT, Digital and Broadcast systems. Jason has helped deliver ground breaking innovative high quality, end-to-end software and hardware systems for Disney, Toyota, Lexus, Accenture, and Fiat. Jason is a graduate of Michigan State University with a B.S. in Computer Science and B.A. in Telecommunications.

Brinton Miller, SVP Technology Strategy & Architecture: As Senior Vice President, Technology Strategy & Architecture, Brinton is responsible for evaluating the dynamic technology landscape across both media and traditional corporate IT, identifying opportunities to engage emerging technologies and develop forward-thinking strategies. With a focus on cloud-based solutions and virtualized infrastructures, he oversees the company’s Global Media Engineering and IT Development teams.


Martin Wahl, Microsoft Azure: Martin Wahl is Principal Program Manager in Microsoft’s Azure Media Services product engineering group. Martin focuses on technical evangelism and global customer & partner engagement for driving live broadcast, premium on-demand video streaming and video AI solutions developed and running from the Azure cloud. He is a regular speaker at media industry conferences including NAB, SMPTE, MESA and IBC.

This power session will inspire and allow for a better understanding of how to take control of the cloud for successfully moving operations to a higher level of flexibility, agility and accessibility-with realizing the operational benefits associated with the cloud revolution.

Moderated by our very own Ryan Salazar, Executive Producer of NAB Show LIVE and Editor-In-Chief of Broadcast Beat.  With close to 30 years of experience in the animation, broadcast and post production industry, Ryan launched Broadcast Beat, a leading digital publication where he serves as Editor-In-Chief. Broadcast Beat is one of the industry’s leading digital publications, providing news-and-information to creatives and engineers in the animation, broadcast, motion picture and post production communities.

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The Cloud Revolution: Taking Media Operations to New Heights: Sunday, April 8 | 9:30am – 10:05am


About Avid Connect 2018:

Avid Connect 2018 will be two-and-a-half days of thought-provoking, future-shaping experiences. There’s no better investment you can make. Get the insights you need to go bigger, go faster and go farther. More simply. More efficiently. More affordably. See innovation in action.


Broadcast Beat is the Official Broadcaster of the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas and the Producer of NAB Show LIVE. In 2017, NAB Show LIVE received over 1.3 million online viewers and during the 2018 NAB Show, we are expected to exceed 1.5 million viewers.

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Matthew has worked in both the private sector and in higher education for over 25 years. He specializes in the areas of digital media project management, broadcast engineering and media production. Matthew has extensive knowledge in digital post production, digital asset management, digital cinema production, and broadcast facility integration. Mr. Harchick actively researches state of the art broadcast, cutting edge digital cinema and smart audio visual technologies for client implementation and is available for your consultation needs.

Matt and his family currently reside in the Washington, D.C metro area.
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