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Conference Program

Sunday, 3 October 1999

7:00 - 9:30 PM
Welcome Reception

Monday, 4 October 1999

8:00
Call to Order & Announcements
Matt Peterson, President, SWI
8:05
Introduction of VSF board, officers, members & VidTranS exhibitors
Matt Peterson, President, SWI
8:15
Welcome
Brendan Smith, President, Video Services Forum
8:20
1A-1   Keynote Address
Kevin Maney, Technology Columnist, USA Today
9:10
1A-2   Component Transport: Venue to Home
Merrick Ackermans, Dir. of Strategic Broadcast Technology, Turner Entertainment Networks
9:55
Break
10:15
1A-3   Industry Perspective - Government
Stephen W. Long, National Imagery & Mapping Agency (NIMA)
10:55
1A-4   Making ATM Network Content Transport Work
Yigal Abram, Marketing Manager-North America, ECI Telecom
11:35
1A-5   Using Internet as a Video Transport Mechanism: A Store-and-Forward Solution
Mike Piper, Director of Product Marketing, Telestream, Inc.
12:15
Conference Lunch
1:30
1P-1   User Panel: Content Distribution
Jim Hopkins, Vice President, FOX Digital
Frank O'Connor, Chief Engineer, Independent Television News
Brent Stranathan, Vice President, CBS Television Network
Richard Wolf, Vice President, ABC Television Network

3:00
Break
3:15
1P-2   Piecing Together Standards to Support Transport of Digital Television Content
Merrill Weiss, Senior Partner, Merrill Weiss Group
4:00
Announcements & Next Day Review
4:10
Adjourn
4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Poster Sessions: Video Services Forum Ad Hoc Groups
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Exhibit Hours
8:00 PM - 9:35 PM
HDTV Transport Demonstration - NBC's Tonight Show

Tuesday, 5 October 1999

8:00
Call to Order & Announcements
Matt Peterson, President, SWI
8:05
2A-1   Keynote Address
Jerry Pierce, Vice President, Universal Studios
8:55
2A-2   The Message is the Medium: Branding the New World Video Network
Woody Lewis, Media Solutions Manager, Cisco Systems, Inc.
9:35
2A-3   Station Consolidation: Implications for Transport
Brad Gilmer, President, Gilmer & Associates, Inc.
10:15
Break
10:30
2A-4   User Panel: Content Creation
Roberta Margolis, (moderator), President, Runway, Inc.
Scott Carleton, Vice President, Nomad Editing
Steven B. Cohen, Vice President, Sony Pictures
Tony Lockard, Plosive, Inc.
Byron Wagner, CEO, Metawire
12:15
Conference Lunch
2:15
2P-1   MAN/WAN Connections to Facility Video LANs of the Future
Ed Hobson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Omneon Video Networks
3:00
2P-2   Telco TV Content Redistribution Solution
Marc Morin, Chief Technology Officer, PixStream, Inc.
3:45
2P-3   Effects of Jitter on 259M Uncompressed Transmission,
William C. Philipson, Senior Design Engineer, Video Products Group
4:30
Announcements & Next Day Review
Matt Peterson, President, SWI
4:40
Adjourn
Noon - 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hours
7:00 - 9:30
E-Cinema Experience - Universal Studios

Wednesday, 6 October 1999

8:00
Call to Order & Announcements
Matt Peterson, President, SWI
8:05
3A-1   Keynote Address
Fred Angelopoulos, CEO, Pulse Entertainment
9:15
3A-2   DWDM - Coincidence or Fate
Mike Riley, Director of Product Marketing, Artel Video Systems, Inc.
10:00
Break
10:15
3A-3   New Methods for Combining Signals onto a Single Fiber to Supplant DWDM
Tom Myers, Director, Product Planning & Development, SilkRoad, Inc.
11:00
Closing
Noon
Adjourn
9 AM - 12 PM
Exhibit Hours