Time Session
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Technology Tour of CNN

NewsTECHForum Futures Retreat will kick off with a Technology Tour of CNN. Led by senior Turner technology executives, the tour will wrap with a Q&A about what Turner technology leaders are learning as they transition Turner’s Atlanta campus to IP and build an all-IP news headquarters for CNN New York.
Bob Hesskamp, Turner Broadcasting System, Head of Engineering
Michael Koetter, Turner Broadcasting System, SVP, Digital Media Systems

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.


1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Implementing AR in News

Tom Foreman, CNN, Correspondent

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.

BCaster Case Study: Next Gen UGC: AI-Enhanced, Broadcaster Friendly

Tuomo Falk, BCaster, CBDO/Sales
Seppo Sormunen, BCaster, CTO

2:30 - 3:15 p.m.

News Directors on Multiplatform Workflow Challenges

Moderator: Harry A. Jessell, TVNewsCheck, Editor
Mike Dreaden
, Cox Media Group, VP, News and Marketing, Television
Mike McClain, WAGA Fox 5, VP and News Director
Patti McGettigan, WHBQ (Memphis), News Director
Jennifer Rigby, The Networks of 11Alive, News Director

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.

Networking Break

3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

Live News Production in an IP Environment

Moderator: Kathy Haley,, Co-Founder and Publisher
Mike Ellis, BBC, Cardiff Project

4:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Dalet Case Study: Technology Enablers for Next-Gen News Operations

Presenter: Stephane Guez, Dalet, CTO

4:30 - 5:15 p.m.

Top Techs Talk News Technology Futures

Moderator: Jim Casabella, Media Technology Consultant
Dave Burke
, Raycom Media, CTO
Mike Fass, Gray Television, VP, Broadcast Technology
Robert Lydick, TEGNA, VP, Information Technology and Station Operations
Bruce MacCormack, CBC Radio-Canada, Head of Strategy – Media Technology and Infrastructure Services
Blake Russell, Nexstar Media Group, SVP, Station Operations

5:15 p.m. -

Networking Reception