Picking out the emerging tools and techniques for creating an efficient multiplatform content supply chain: the technology, storage and workflows, in the cloud, on-premise and with service providers.
Content Supply Chain Workflow Tour
Sharif Khan - Presales Solution Architect at Dalet
Sharif Khan is a Presales Solution Architect at Dalet. He works closely with Dalet's customers to design solutions that integrate enterprise media asset management with existing production toolsets and utilize artificial intelligence, automated supply chains, and virtual infrastructure in private/public cloud platforms. Born a natural technophile, Sharif has always been an early adopter and has worked for a range of technology companies such as Technicolor and SDI Media Group, where he has applied his curiosity and ingenuity to making everyday tasks easier and more efficient.
Besides asset management and distribution, Sharif also has a well-developed appetite for new camera tech, 3-D home entertainment, color, and audio. As a hobby, Sharif works with drone technology experimenting with new automated flight patterns and aerial shot choreography making sure that the camera always keeps the subject perfectly in the shot using facial and object recognition on-board while capturing high quality 4K HDR video in various speeds.
Sean Lee - Chief Strategy and Operations Officer
Sean is Chief Strategy and Operations Officer at OpenDrives. He holds over 25 years of experience in designing, building, and maintaining media and entertainment technology, infrastructures and workflows of all scales—ranging from the film studios at NBC Universal, animation house at Illumination Entertainment, and post-production facilities at Siren Digital. Since joining in 2015, Sean has had a formative role in shaping and implementing all aspects of OpenDrives’ technology design, evolving into his current role as the leader of strategy, product and operations.
Simon Miller, Managing Director, Gracenote International, Nielsen
Simon Miller is Managing Director, International at Gracenote responsible for helping leading video distribution platforms in EMEA, LATAM and APAC overcome content search, discovery and personalization challenges in order to deliver highly engaging entertainment experiences spanning TV, movies, sports and music.
Prior to joining Gracenote, Simon was an Executive Producer at Bloomberg Sports where he successfully launched a weekly TV show titled “Football Dynamics” which provided fans a unique combination of data-driven insights and expert opinions on the game.
Earlier, Simon served as CEO of Betfair TV where he oversaw development of the world’s first gaming app to sit alongside live sports broadcasts on Samsung Connected TV. During his time at Betfair, he won two industry awards recognizing innovation. Throughout a more than 20 year career in the media, advertising and sports industries, Simon has also held roles at BskyB’s Sky Bet, J. Walter Thompson and Publicis.
"Intelligent Content Supply chains: from production to delivery while tracking your costs".
We’ve seen the rise of the term ‘Content Supply Chain’ over recent years, but how are industry changes influencing the way content needs to be produced and distributed? In this session, Sharif Khan, experienced engineer and keen content creator, considers the need for intelligent content supply chains that support remote production workflows. More than ever, content creators are under pressure to produce and deliver more content, faster, so the right content supply solution must bring quick and easy access to vast volumes of content, automate workflows and integrate with a wider technology ecosystem, all while keeping track of costs.
OpenDrives is a global provider of enterprise-grade, hyper-scalable network-attached-storage (NAS) solutions. Founded in 2011 by media and entertainment post-production professionals, OpenDrives is built for the most demanding workflows, from Hollywood to healthcare, and businesses large and small. OpenDrives delivers the highest performing, software-led solutions to match individual performance needs, even for the most robust, complex and mission-critical projects; on-premises, remote and into the cloud. OpenDrives is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. To learn more about OpenDrives, visit www.opendrives.com.