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Thursday January 23, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

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Monthly Webcast - CES Summary: What Were the Biggest Technology Advancements?

Thursday, 23 January 2014

17:00 UTC /10:00 AM Pacific/1:00 PM Eastern)

Please join SMPTE’s guest speakers, V. Michael Bove, Michael DeValue and Pete Putman as they discuss their expert observations about the 2014 CES. You will hear if there are any technology surprises, what technology advancements may prove to be the next big disruptors, and what technologies are being discussed in every corner. We promise to cover some things that you won’t read about in the industry press. This is a SMPTE Educational webcast not to be missed!

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Guest Speakers:

V. Michael Bove, Jr.

V. Michael Bove, Jr. holds an S.B.E.E., an S.M. in Visual Studies, and a Ph.D. in Media Technology, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is currently head of the Object-Based Media Group at the Media Laboratory. He is the author or co-author of over 60 journal or conference papers on digital television systems, video processing hardware/software design, multimedia, scene modeling, visual display technologies, and optics. He holds patents on inventions relating to video recording, hardcopy, interactive television, and medical imaging, and has been a member of several professional and government committees. He is co-author with the late Stephen A. Benton of the book Holographic Imaging (Wiley, 2008). He is on the Board of Editors of the Journal of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, and served as general chair of the 2006 IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC'06), and co-chaired the 2012 International Symposium on Display Holography. He was a founder of and technical advisor to WatchPoint Media, Inc. and is technical advisor to One Laptop Per Child (creators of the XO laptop for children in developing countries).

Michael DeValue

Michael is Director of Advanced Technology at the Walt Disney Studios, where he is responsible for Standards, as well as researching new technologies related to content distribution such as 3D, 4K and High Dynamic Range. He has co-chaired several groups related to 3D in the home for SMPTE and presented a session on Captions in Stereoscopic 3D at the 2010 SMPTE Technical Conference. In addition to SMPTE, he is an active participant in the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) and Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) and is also the current co-chair of the International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society.


Pete Putman

Pete Putman is a technology consultant to Kramer Electronics USA; engaged in product development and testing, technology training, and educational marketing programs. Pete is also a contributing editor for Sound and Communications magazine, the leading trade publication for commercial AV systems integrators. He publishes, a Web blog focused on HDTV, digital media, wireless, and display technologies.    Pete holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Seton Hall University, and a Master of Science degree in Television and Film from Syracuse University. He is an InfoComm Senior Academy Instructor for the International Communications Industries Association (ICIA), and was named ICIA’s Educator of the Year for 2008. He is a member of both The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and Society for Information Display (SID).

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