Speakers Confirmed for Digital Cinema Summit

The first speakers have been confirmed for the first Digital Cinema Summit scheduled for February 6, 2019 at the Okura Hotel in Amsterdam the Netherlands. Created by Digital Cinema Report in conjunction with Integrated Systems Europe the theme of the half-day event is Transforming the Moviegoing Experience.

Featuring top digital cinema technology authorities from around the world, the Summit will address a range of issues facing professionals in all phases of the motion picture industry. The purpose of the event is to give digital cinema technology center stage.

The event will open with a keynote address from Jan Runge, Head, International Cinema Technology Association, Europe, who will offer an economic overview of the digital cinema market worldwide.

Runge will be followed by three panel discussions moderated by Nick Dager, Editor & Publisher of Digital Cinema Report. The panel topics and speakers committed to participate to date include:

Theatre Management Systems – What Are the Limits?

  • Rich Phillips, Chief Technology Officer, Arts Alliance Media
  • Tony Adamson, Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, GDC Technology

Theatre Sound – Object Based or File Based?

  • Gerard Loupias, Manager Business Development, Cinema and Pro Audio, Europe, DTS
  • Stephen Choi, Head, North American Display Office, Samsung

High Dynamic Range in Exhibition – Laser versus LED

  • Nick Conti, Business Development Senior Manager, Cinema, Samsung

    The panels will be followed by a fireside chat between Dager and Michael Karagosian, who was technology advisor to the National Association of Theatre Owners during the digital cinema transition. Their topic will be: The Digital Cinema Era: How We Got Here and Where We’re Going.

Discover what’s driving change in the digital cinema business

“One of the most exciting things happening in technology today is the transformation of movie theatres around the world,” according to Nick Dager, Editor and Publisher of the website Digital Cinema Report. “Too many people assume that the decade-long transition from film to digital projection was the end of something.

“In fact, thanks to ongoing developments in all kinds of technology, this is just the beginning. Local movie houses everywhere are evolving into entertainment centres designed to serve the specific needs of their unique communities.”

The first Digital Cinema Summit ISE, subtitled ‘Transforming the Moviegoing Experience’ will explore what those technology developments are and the opportunities they are creating. It will be held on the afternoon of 6 February at the Hotel Okura. Moderated by Dager, panels of top digital cinema technology authorities will address issues facing all phases of the motion picture industry. The opening panel – Lobbies: A Lot Happens Before the Movie Begins – will include Rich Phillips, Chief Technology Officer, Arts Alliance Media and Nick Conti, Business Development Senior Manager, Samsung Electronics.

Gerard Loupias, DTS Manager of Business Development for cinema and pro audio in Europe and Stephen Choi, Vice President, Samsung Electronics, will take part in the panel entitled Theatre Sound: Object Based or File Based? Samsung’s Conti will also speak on the panel High Dynamic Range in Exhibition: Laser or LED? The event will close with a fireside chat between Dager and renowned cinema consultant Michael Karagosian: The Digital Cinema Era: How We Got Here and Where We’re Going.

Transforming the Moviegoing Experience

The first Digital Cinema Summit, presented by Digital Cinema Report in conjunction with Integrated Systems Europe, will be held February 6, 2019 at the Okura Hotel in Amsterdam the Netherlands.The first Digital Cinema Summit, presented by Digital Cinema Report in conjunction with Integrated Systems Europe, will be held February 6, 2019 at the Okura Hotel in Amsterdam the Netherlands. The half-day event will highlight how advances in digital cinema technology are transforming the entire moviegoing experience. It will feature top digital cinema technology authorities from around the world addressing a range of issues facing professionals in all phases of the motion picture industry. The purpose of the event is to give digital cinema technology center stage.

In panel discussions moderated by Nick Dager, Editor & Publisher of Digital Cinema Report, topics will include:

  • Lobbies – The Moviegoing Experience Begins at the Front Door
  • Theatre Sound – Object Based or File Based?
  • High Dynamic Range in Exhibition – Laser versus LED