Main Stage

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 to Friday, October 23, 2020 Open to: Marketplace Pass Holders

From keynotes to panels to awards, the all-new NAB Show New York Main Stage is the ultimate destination for cutting-edge content, inspiring innovations and insightful new perspectives.

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Monday, October 19

11 – 11:30 a.m. ET

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Join us for NAB Show New York Welcome by Gordon H. Smith, President & CEO, National Association of Broadcasters. Followed by the Five Key Trends with Gordon Brooks, CEO, Zixi.

Tuesday, October 20

11 – 11:30 a.m. ET

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The session looks at the challenges and opportunities in this new media ecosystem. IABM’s Head of Insight and Analysis, Lorenzo Zanni, will open the event, sharing IABM’s latest research and analysis of the current state of Broadcast and Media, and how its future is likely to unfold over the coming months and years. This will then be followed by a panel of experts from the Broadcast and Media Industry who will explore the challenges and opportunities that new technologies and business models will bring to the industry. Powered by IABM’s data-driven insights on the business of media technology, this session will explore the long-term drivers of change in the sector.

4 – 6 p.m. ET

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The 2020 NAB Show Product of the Year Awards recognize the most significant and promising new products and technologies being showcased by exhibitors at the Show. This virtual celebration will honor exhibiting companies contracted to participate in the 2020 NAB Show in Las Vegas and new for this year, the 2020 NAB Show New York.

Wednesday, October 21

10:30 – 11 a.m. ET

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Newsrooms across the country are getting ready for election night coverage – and that includes local broadcast TV stations. Hear how Gray Television's Washington News Bureau works with their local affiliates to provide hyper-local coverage of Washington news and Campaign 2020. Panelists include Gray Television Washington Bureau Chief Jacqueline Policastro, WCJB News Director Jon Levy, and NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith.

11 – 11:30 a.m. ET

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Content is the driving force behind audience engagement and, ultimately, the revenue that fuels media organizations. Ever-changing demographics and, more recently, societal demands have increased the call for more diverse representation on every platform. Some companies are moving beyond blanket statements that encourage diversity, equity, and inclusion into actions that tackle systemic issues and shift the landscape of talent, topics, and ideas that influence media content. This panel will highlight some of the current practices.

11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET

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A discussion of the challenge of doing "live-television" award shows in the time of the pandemic. How do you do a traditional Emmy(r) Award ceremony when no one can attend the event in a concert hall and all the hosts, presenters, and acceptors are coming to you "virtually" from their homes. Join the panel and hear how the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences accomplished this for their recent Daytime and Sports Emmy(r) Awards. Hosted by CBS Sunday Morning's, David Pogue.

2 – 3 p.m. ET

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In recognition of the centennial of broadcasting and proliferation of electronic media, this one-hour special produced by the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation features accomplished TV and radio journalists reflecting on the long history of electronic news and sharing their thoughts on the towering challenges it faces in our country in a time of deep political division and social unrest.

3 – 4 p.m. ET

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Get the first look at the prototypes developed by last year’s PILOT Innovation Challenge winners. The winning teams developed prototypes that answered the challenge prompt: Build an AI character that can have conversations with individual viewers, listeners or consumers. Broadcasters should be able to define and train the character’s personality.

4 – 6 p.m. ET

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The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences brings the Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards to NAB Show New York. This virtual presentation honors the development and innovation in broadcast technology and recognize companies, organizations and individuals for breakthroughs in technology that have a significant effect on television engineering. Yvette Kanouff, a pioneer in video and digital services will be honored as the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

Thursday, October 22

10:30 – 11 a.m. ET

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CFO’s from top groups discuss the financial environment faces in the near term, and how to manage the opportunities and risks during these unique times. Discussion areas include the competitive outlook, potential areas of investment, anticipated payback periods for new technologies and what staff needs will be to maximize those opportunities.

11 – 11:30 a.m. ET

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This session will provide a 360-degree view from the C-suite on how Next Gen TV is being deployed in the United States. Leading broadcasters, infrastructure and consumer electronics executives will discuss a variety of business topics in this fast paced discussion of the rollout of NextGen TV, including the status of the rollout, impact on existing business models, new business opportunities, the required infrastructure, viewer expectations and other competitive forces.

11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET

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In this session, McAfee CTO Steve Grobman and NBC News’s Jareen Imam will discuss the potential of deepfakes to mislead broadcasters despite their best efforts to ensure the integrity and legitimacy of news making videos. The session will recommend approaches for broadcasters evaluating and validating the authenticity of such videos so they can be sure to get the Election 2020 news stories right. Election 2020 brings with it a variety of critical concerns related to election security and voter disinformation. Artificial Intelligence and related technologies are making it possible for a surprisingly broad field of potential bad actors to create deepfake videos portraying candidates appearing to say and do things they never did. Such bogus video footage could be released in the days and hours leading up to Election Day on November 3rd to damage candidates’ reputations and influence voter behavior.

4 – 4:40 p.m. ET

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Join The Telly Awards for a screening of a curation of award-winning short films from Telly Award winners, judges and partners including The New Yorker, The Juilliard School and Stash Magazine’s impressive animation collection! In celebration of the 42nd Annual Telly Award and in honor of the past year which has brought challenges and opportunities to creative teams everywhere, we’re switching to virtual screenings and taking this year to honor those creators Defying the Limits in multiple forms.

Friday, October 23

10:30 – 11 a.m. ET

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Called “one of the most prescient films of the decade,” She Dies Tomorrow¸ from Neon and writer/director Amy Seimetz, centers on a woman who believes she is about to die from a mysterious illness that is also highly contagious. The psychological thriller, which recently went through sound and picture finishing at Goldcrest Post in New York, delves into universal feelings of anxiety and dread through a story that blends horror, humor, drama and the surreal. NAB invites you to join Variety Editor Jazz Tangcay as she interviews Seimetz, DP Jay Keitel, Colorist Nat Jencks and Supervising Sound Editor Mary Ellen Porto on how they created this successful feature film.

11 – 11:30 a.m. ET

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PNYA chair Yana Collins & NYPA chair Flo Mitchell-Brown will talk about how their organizations support and help the production and post industries in NY get back to work in a safe and effective environment. They’ll discuss how they coordinated with government officials, healthcare authorities, unions and guilds to develop guidelines to allow producers to begin shooting again.

11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET

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Vickie Claiborne, Training Manager-Americas for disguise, moderates a panel on the use of disguise’s xR workflow for MTV’s Video Music Awards, the first major awards show to be broadcast since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Silent Partner Studio and XR Studios delivered extended reality with additional software including Notch and Unreal.

12 – 12:30 p.m. ET

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The NAB Show New York Impact Award honors the most innovative leaders in media and entertainment for their impact and influence on the overall industry, as well as in the city of New York. This year, we're pleased to honor 14-time Emmy Award-winning host, anchor and host/executive producer of FOX TV's 25 Words or Less, Meredith Vieira.

Speaker Lineup

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Lisa Armstrong

Director, Production & Events

National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS)
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Marcus Bengtsson

Technology Solutions Specialist

Disguise
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Flo Mitchell Brown

Executive Board Chair

NYPA
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Marci Burdick

MCB Consulting
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Trevor Stirlin Burk

Principal Designer

Visual Noise Creative
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Paul Catterson

VP, Solutions: Emerging Technology & Solutions

Diversified
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Vickie Claiborne

Lighting and Digital Specialist

Disguise One
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John Clark

Executive Director

National Association of Broadcasters
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Tony Coles

President

Black Information Network
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Rick Ducey

Managing Director

BIA Advisory Services
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Ted Fioraliso

Senior Reporter, Executive Producer

Gray Television | Gray Television Washington News Bureau
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Alexander Gellman

CEO

Vertical Bridge
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Abby Greensfelder

Founder & CEO

Everywoman Studios
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Steve Grobman

SVP & CTO

McAfee LLC
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Jareen Imam

Director, Social Newsgathering, NBC News

NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations
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Nat Jencks

Colorist

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Jay Keitel

Cinematographer

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Ted Koppel

Senior Contributor

CBS Sunday Morning
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Yana Collins Lehman

PNYA Chair, President & COO

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Jon Levy

News Director, WCJB TV20

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Tammi Mac

Host, The Tammi Mac Show

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Carol Marin

Political Editor

NBC5 News Chicago
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Sam Matheny

EVP and CTO

National Association of Broadcasters
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John Miller

SVP, Sales & Marketing

BeBop
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Stan Moote

CTO

IABM
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Ginny Hubbard Morris

Chair & CEO

Hubbard Radio
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Michelle Munson

Co-Founder & CEO

Eluvio
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Soledad O’Brien

CEO

Soledad O'Brien Productions
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Dan Ochiva

Founder & President

NYCPP News
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Risako Owan

Research Assistant

University of Minnesota
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David Parks

Director / EP

Viewfinder
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David Pogue

Technology Columnist/Television Reporter

CBS Sunday Morning
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Jacqueline Policastro

Washington Bureau Chief

Gray Television Washington News Bureau
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Mary Ellen Porto

Supervising Sound Editor

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Heidi Raphael

Chief Communications Officer

Beasley Media Group
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Amy Seimetz

Actress, Writer, Producer

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Adam Sharp

President & CEO

National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS)
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Robert Siegel

Former Host of NPR's "All Things Considered"

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Esha Singh

Master's Student

University of Minnesota
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Gordon H. Smith

President & CEO

National Association of Broadcasters
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Jazz Tangcay

Artisans Editor

Variety
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John Taylor

Sr. VP of Public Affairs & Communications

LG Electronics
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Steve Ulrich

SVP, Production & Event

National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS)
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Meredith Vieira

Host and Executive Producer of "25 Words or Less"

Fox Television Stations
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Lorenzo Zanni

Head of Insight and Analyst

IABM
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