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October 1 - 5, 2018

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At the October 2018 CTA Technology & Standards Forum, one hundred ninety-one experts from across the tech sector spent five days in Hollywood focused on content, audio, video, augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence, health, fitness, wellness and other consumer tech topics.

The event featured artificial intelligence and video content sessions, where experts from companies including 20th Century Fox, Baobab Studios, Cognilytica, StoryUP XR, The Vain Company, Opaque Studios, Trigger Global, Underminer Studios and others participated in panels and working group meetings to discuss how tech is changing our lives for the better.

The next CTA Technology & Standards Forum will be May 13-16, 2019 in San Francisco, CA.

Meetings at the Forum:

ATSC S32 Specialist Group on Physical Layer Consumer Electronics Networking Committee Physical Activity Monitoring Working Group


ATSC S33-1 Service Delivery &Synchronization Consumer Stress Monitoring Technologies Working Group Sleep Monitoring Working Group
ATSC S34 Specialist Group on Applications & Presentation for ATSC 3.0 CTA Audio Division Board (CTA membership group) Standards Council (invited guests only)
ATSC S38 Specialist Group on Interactive Environment CTA AR/VR Working Group (CTA membership group) Technology Council (invited guests only)
ATSC S39 Specialist Group on ATSC 1.0 CTA Content Entertainment Council/Video Board (CTA membership group) Technology Council Artificial Intelligence Advisory Group
ATSC Board Meeting (ATSC members only) Health, Fitness & Wellness Committee Television Manufacturers Caucus (invited guests only)
Audio Systems Committee Inclusive Model Simulations for Biometrics Conditions Working Group Video Systems Committee
Audio Loudness Working Group Intelligent Mobility Committee WAVE
Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Working Group (technical collaboration group) Mobile Health Applications Working Group  

Speakers at the Forum

Mariana Acuna

Opaque Studios

Ben Arnold

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™
Sr. Director of Innovation & Trends

Hanno Basse

20th Century Fox Film Corp.
Chief Technology Officer

Jim DeFilippis

Charlie Fink

AR/VR Consultant, Columnist, Speaker

Kerri Haresign

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™
Sr. Manager, Technology & Standards

Leslie King

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™
Sr. Manager, Technology & Standards

Timothy Porter

Annie Rogaski

Avegant Corp.
Chief Operating Officer

Steven Schkolne

The Vain Company

Ronald Schmelzer

Senior Analyst and Founder

Jim Starzynski

NBCUniversal Advanced Engineering
Director and Principal Audio Engineer

Mark Turner

Co-Founder and COO

Kathleen Walch

Senior Analyst

Oren Williams

Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
Director Commercial Partnerships and Standards

Jason Yim

CEO and Executive Creative Director

Companies Attending the Forum:

  • 20th Century Fox Film Corp.
  • 21st Century Fox
  • AGC Systems LLC
  • Akamai Technologies
  • Alticast Inc.
  • Apple Inc.
  • AT&T
  • ATSC
  • Audio Design Associates, Inc.
  • Avegant
  • AWARN Alliance
  • Baobab Studios
  • Best Buy
  • BluAtomVR
  • BlueSalve
  • Bose
  • Capitol Broadcasting Co.
  • CBS
  • Charter Communications
  • Chris Homer LLC
  • Cognilytica
  • Comcast – NBC Universal
  • Cox Communications
  • Cox Media Group
  • DECE / UltraViolet
  • Deloitte
  • DISH Network
  • Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
  • Echelon Corporation
  • eForCity.com
  • elematec USA Corporation
  • Equility inc.
  • Ericsson
  • ETRI
  • Eurofins Digital Testing Ltd
  • Eventcore
  • Fincons Group
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Fox Networks
  • Frauhofer IMT
  • GatesAir
  • GoBuck Productions
  • GS1 US
  • Haier America
  • Harman Luxury Audio
  • Harmon
  • Harmonic Inc.
  • HBO
  • HDMI Licensing Administrator, Inc.
  • HeartMath Institute
  • HTI
  • Huawei
  • Humetrix
  • Intel
  • Intertrust Technologies Corporation
  • Inventures
  • Invisionate, LLC
  • LG Electronics USA
  • Light Sail VR
  • Lionsgate Entertainment
  • Living in Digital Times
  • Lucid Audio
  • Martin Freeman Consulting LLC
  • Matrix Advisors, LLC
  • MediaKind (formerly Ericsson Media)
  • Merrill Weiss Group, LLC
  • Microsoft
  • MindMaze
  • Mizco International, Inc.
  • Monster Products
  • NAB
  • Nagravision
  • National Sleep Foundation
  • NBCUniversal
  • NCTA
  • Nebraska Furniture Mart
  • NetFlix
  • Netgear
  • News-Press & Gazette Broadcasting
  • NextVR
  • Omron Healthcare, Inc.
  • Opaque Studios
  • Panasonic
  • Pearl TV, LLC
  • Philps
  • Philips Research
  • Power Support International
  • PThomsen Consulting, LLC
  • Qualcomm Incorported
  • RBCG, LLC/LonMark International
  • Reardon Advisors, LL
  • Reverge
  • Ryff
  • Samsung Electronics America
  • SB Limited
  • Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, PC
  • Sinclair Broadcast Group
  • Sleepscore Labs
  • Sony Corporation
  • Sony Electronics Inc.
  • Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Sony Pictures
  • Sound United
  • Specialty Technologies/SVS
  • Spire
  • StoryUP makers of Helium
  • Technicolor
  • The Vain Company
  • Tivo
  • T-Mobile
  • T-Mobile/Layer3 TV
  • Toshiba America, Inc.
  • Transformative Engineering
  • Trigger Global
  • Triveni Digital, Inc.
  • TTA
  • Ultra Mobile
  • Underminer Studios
  • Universal Pictures
  • Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
  • University of Arizona
  • USAA
  • Valencell, Inc.
  • Validic, Inc.
  • Variowell Development GmbH
  • Verance
  • Verily Life Sciences
  • Video and Audio Center
  • VIZIO, Inc.
  • Voxx International Corporation
  • Westone Audio
  • Xperi Corp
  • Yamaha

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