Innovation Day 2018

A showcase of the latest technical and creative innovations

The Studios, dock10, MediaCityUK

The dock10 innovation day returned for its fourth year in June 2018. The event saw us showcasing the latest technical and creative innovations from selected broadcast specialists and technology pioneers. As well as demonstrations there was the chance to get hands-on with revolutionary products that can enhance and transform our customers’ content creation.

Native 4K-HDR

Sony, Grass Valley, Ikegami and Hitachi demonstrated their latest cameras in a studio shootout.

Virtual studio solutions

Ross and Aximmetry demonstrated green screen solutions while Zero Density showed their LED wall ‘Portal Window’ for the first time in the UK.

Artificial Intelligence

With a growing list of companies now using AI and cognitive learning to aid with production, we saw demos from IBM, NMR and Avid.

Panel Discussions

Rise Logo

Rise: a new initiative for inspiring women in Broadcast

Rise aims to open up more opportunities for female broadcast professionals through holding quarterly networking events, seminars and a yearly mentoring programme. The women that will benefit from joining the group will be in non-craft roles in any type of broadcast manufacturer, service provider or end-user.

Chair

Charlotte Wheeler

Event Director

Media Production Show & Broadcast TECH Magazine

Speaker

Sara Shepherd

BBC Newsgathering Ops Manager

BBC

Speaker

Zoe Job

Product Marketing Manager

Jigsaw 24

Speaker

Kayte Burns

Marketing Manager

NEP UK

Virtual studios will have the biggest impact outside of news & sport

The latest graphics hardware and software solutions are capable of producing photorealistic virtual environment in Realtime, when you add this power to broadcast infrastructure it’s capable of changing the way content is created.

Epic Games

Ben Lumsden

Business Development Manager

BBC R&D

Mark Lomas

Lead Technologist

Escape Technology

Lee Danskin

CTO, UK & Germany

Zero Density

Umut Özdemir

Business Development Manager

AI will be the future of TV production

The tools that are supported by artificial intelligence are becoming more common place and are starting to have an huge impact the way that we store, edit and even watch broadcast content. Machine and cognitive learning will change broadcast production in ways we’re only just beginning to understand.

IBM Europe

Dominic Stone

Media Industry Solutions Executive

BBC R&D

Stephen Jolly

Senior R&D Engineer

Avid

Paul Thompson

Director, Strategic Solutions

NMR

Neil Anderson

Director

How to really interact with your audience

Do you really know your audience? Which is the second screen for the millennial generations? What drives an audience to engage and interact with content and when you have them how do you keep them wanting more?

Short

Chris Guerin

CEO

Groovy Gecko

Jake Ward

Business Development Director

Department of Theatre, Film and TV University of York

Dr. Florian Block

Researcher

BBC R&D

Nick Hanson

Development Producer, Future Experience Technologies