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.