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Imagine spring symposium

Imagine announced spring symposium

In the face of travel restrictions and shuttered show floors, Imagine is working to stay connected with its customers and keep the industry conversation going by rolling out a six-week series of business-driving virtual events named as "Imagine’s Spring Symposium: Fast-Track Time to Revenue".

Over the next six weeks Imagine customers have access to a variety of newly created live and on-demand content ranging from deep-dive tech talks and professional skill-ups to coffee break-sized webcasts on best practices relevant to their business. Here are the first events of the Imagine spring symposium schedule:

Buy & Sell-Side Automation 101: How to Knock Down Integration Barriers

Automating campaigns for buy and sell-side simplifies how buyers view and purchase inventory, but “full” automation requires deep integration within ad fulfillment across the entire ecosystem.

Date: June 10, 2020
Time: Register for advanced notice of VOD availability
Presenters: Shawn Coffman, CEO
Bari Rothschild, Product Delivery Lead – Inventory Management and Dynamic Pricing
Ruben Salazar, Product Delivery Lead – Media Management
Ann-Marie Dougherty, Product Delivery Lead – Creative Instructions

NESN Navigates the Sports Pause and Gears Up for Game Day 

What does a top-rated regional sports network do when there’s suddenly no live sports? New England Sports Network (NESN), home of the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins, found out when the world ground to a pandemic-driven halt.

Date: June 11, 2020
Time:10:00 am EDT
Presenters: Fahad Haider, CTO & VP, Engineering – NESN
Faraz Iqbal, VP, Solutions & Delivery at Imagine Communications

Sinclair Broadcast Group Puts Cloud Playout Through its Paces

From rapid deployment of new services to massive economies of scale, cloud-based playout promises to revolutionize the way broadcasters deliver channels. But how is it actually working in the real world?  Mike Kralec from Sinclair Broadcast Group about how SBG put cloud-based tech through its paces during a migration of three of its emerging networks ― Comet, Charge! and TBD ― to AWS.

Date: June 16, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm EDT
Presenters: Mike Kralec, VP Technical Operations and Deputy CTO, Sinclair Broadcast Group
Jack Wenzinger, Solution Architect in Media & Entertainment, AWS
Joe Ashba, Sr. Solutions Architect, Imagine Communications

IP Playout: NPC Media Proves Consolidation is Smart Business 

How do you transform a single-station playout facility supporting 18 regional channels into a multi-tenanted managed media services provider distributing more than 211 live terrestrial television channels nationwide? For starters, you go IP. An illuminating conversation with NPC Media’s Chris Howe on how moving to IP has enabled this Australian change-maker to pursue business-driving new ventures that they would have had to say no to just a few years ago.

Date: June 17, 2020
Time: Register for advanced notice of VOD availability
Presenters: Gareth Wills, Product Manager – Automation
Chris Howe, General Manager, Commercial & Technology, NPC Media