Leveraging IP Workflows & the Cloud

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Digital end-to-end strategies leveraging IP networks and cloud developments

Sydney - Wed 15 Jun or Mon 20 Jun 2016
Digistor Customer Centre
5-7 Cleg Street Artarmon NSW 2064
Phone: 02 9431 6000

Eventbrite - Leveraging Advanced IP Workflows & The Cloud - Sydney

Melbourne - Thu 23 Jun 2016
Punthill South Yarra Grand
7 Yarra Street South Yarra VIC 3141
Phone: 03 9916 8888

Eventbrite - Leveraging Advanced IP Workflows & The Cloud - Melbourne

Sessions: 8:30am to 11:00am
Includes breakfast refreshments of coffee, tea, juice and pastries.

Check-in 30 minutes prior to each session

There is no charge for attendance, but places are limited and attendance will be restricted to industry professionals.

For more information, contact Digistor.

A Digistor Professional Briefing

Bringing advanced workflows to the creation, distribution, re-purposing, and archiving of media assets requires a clear-eyed assessment of applying cloud and other technologies to meet organisation needs.

Join Digistor for this exclusive small-group breakfast briefing to help you develop the strategies to exploit the latest developments. See examples of solutions for real world applications and get an understanding of where the industry is today and where it is going in the future. Interact with our expert panel moderated in Sydney by broadcast and media industry veteran, Phil Sandberg.

Realise the Potential / Avoid the Pitfalls

Content production, post-production and media management is increasingly moving to digital end-to-end strategies leveraging IP networks and cloud developments to realise breakthrough cost savings and efficiency gains. To meet the challenges of geographically distributed workgroups, quicker deadlines, and a greater number of ingest and delivery options, companies are adding hybrid cloud/on-premises capabilities to their workflows to improve productivity, drive efficiency and reduce costs.

Of course, there are risks with adopting new technologies and techniques. You'll learn the possibilities and the limitations from experts with first-hand experience in implementing multiple complex workflows.

These are small group briefings intended to provide planning information and strategies for decision makers.

What You'll Learn

At this event, you’ll learn how to

  • Move the data at maximum speed, regardless of file size, transfer distance and network conditions
  • Define file-based workflow automation and orchestration for the collection, processing and distribution of digital content
  • Deploy powerful, scalable, software-enabled media processing for managing media services from the camera to the point of distribution
  • Understand the latest XaaS offerings are and how they can be deployed for storage, computing, collaboration, distribution and more
  • Securely integrate workflows into the cloud
  • Manage content creation, automate workflows, and empower collaboration
  • Combining the benefits of the cloud with on-premise storage to create an optimal mix of performance, access, scale, and efficiency
  • Deploy the latest offerings for collaborative, cloud-based media editing and workflows to simplify collaboration across dispersed production teams and introduce innovative workflows
  • Implement Hybrid (Pubic and Private) Cloud for long-term data retention
  • Share the same media assets facility-wide—or remotely around the world—to turn around projects faster
  • Leverage the flexibility and CAPEX savings of the cloud without building the integration or executing manual file operations

Expert Panel Session

cloud aspera 300By responding to your questions and comments, panellists will provide technical and practical guidance and recommendations to be considered when developing plans to utilise the most recent developments and trends. Their broad expertise and perspectives specific to the topic can provide divergent and sometimes conflicted opinions that can result in thoughtful, relevant systematic views and implementation plans.

Tap into the knowledge of industry specialists and contribute to the lively discussions.

Who Should Attend

Those responsible for planning, recommending or implementing effective strategies to professionally create and/or manage media assets. This includes individuals working within Broadcast, VFX and Digital Media as well as other industries needing to manage and process volumes of media. This event is ideally suited to CTO/CIO-level managers, studio managers and broadcast production management.

Presenters and Panellists

Christopher Jenkins

Christopher Jenkins
Solution Consultant, Quantum

Christopher Jenkins has extensive experience in the Post Production, Film and Broadcast Industry. In his career he has worked with broadcasters such as the ABC, specialist software houses such as Autodesk, and now infrastructure provider Quantum. This breadth of experience gives Christopher a unique understanding of the Media and Entertainment industry, and how to build an optimal solution suitable for each stage of the media and entertainment workflow. Understanding the infrastructure and storage, software and end user requirements, Christopher brings a practical mindset to crafting collaborative workflow solutions that create efficiency and enhance the productivity of his customers.

Sean Curran

Sean Curran
ANZ Sales Director, Aspera

Sean Curran has previously held positions in high-technology reselling companies including Digistor and Computers Now. He has worked primarily on providing Software and Hardware infrastructure solutions to the Media and Entertainment sector, however in his current role, Sean is intimately involved in solutions design and solution building for large data movement and aggregation in Australia and New Zealand.

Evan Boyd

Evan Boyd
Senior Manager Solutions Specialist, Sales APAC PS, Avid Technology Inc.

Evan is the Senior Manager Solutions Specialist for Australia and New Zealand. A Technical sales and marketing professional with over 18 years experience of working within and leading teams to effectively support customers business objectives by consulting and designing broadcast and post production solutions for customers throughout the APAC region.

Ren Middleton

Ren Middleton
Regional Director Sales Southern APAC, Avid Technology Inc.

Ren Middleton has worked with a wide range of broadcast and media companies across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia and has over 25 years of industry experience covering broadcast operations, production and enterprise business development. He has been with Avid for over seven years and is integral to the development of workflow solutions for key networks including the Nine Network and the Seven Network in Australia, TVNZ and TV3 in New Zealand, to name a few.

Tim Creswell

Tim Creswell
Director of Operations, Silver Trak Digital

Tim has worked in the Film and Television Industry for more than 20 years. He started his career working for major Motion Picture studios and Video Distribution companies. In 2005 Tim set up Buff Dubs Pty Ltd and merged it with Silver Track Digital in early 2013 to create Australia's broadest Media Services company. In early 2014 the business launched Media Room, the only Australian owned and developed Media Asset Management software. Tim's work with Media Room and his hand-on approach to dealing with his clients has given him a unique insight into the challenges media companies in Australia have when seeking cloud based solutions.

Travis Gallion

Travis Gallion (Sydney only)
Senior Manager - Solutions Architecture, Amazon Web Services

Travis leads a team of Solutions Architects at Amazon Web Services who partner with customers to craft scalable, flexible and resilient cloud architectures that address customer business problems and help organisations understand best practices around advanced cloud-based solutions, and how to migrate existing workloads to the cloud. Travis is a technology leader with a solid foundation in integrated software architectures. He is a veteran architect, designer, executive and hands-on developer and can explain the impacts and trade-offs equally to the CIO, CMO or CEO. He has an acute awareness of the impacts of technology making them meaningful for successful businesses.

Supported By 

Aspera Quantum Avid
Silver Trak Digital C+T AWS

About Digistor

Digistor designs, builds and supports outstanding technology solutions for VFX and post facilities, broadcasters and any professionals who need to manage digital media. By partnering with our customers, we enable them to achieve their business and production goals and inspire them to creative brilliance. Find out more