HITS Spring to See AI, Data Endeavors Highlighted

Among the breakout sessions during the annual HITS Spring: The Hollywood Innovation & Technology Summit returns to Los Angeles on May 17 is a closer look at the latest AI and data initiatives occurring in the industry.

The “AI, Data and Performance” breakout sessions kick off at 11 a.m. with “Understanding AI & Why Should You Care,” with Daniel Wong, director of product marketing, Allen Kim, head of ecosystems, and Peter Nguyen, VP of product and AI development, all with Veritone, looking at how studios, broadcasters and OTT service providers have all incorporated AI into their strategy and operations. The trio of Veritone experts will offer a understanding of AI, covering Artificial Narrow Intelligence (ANI), Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), Artificial Super Intelligence (ASI), and the importance of ensemble and conducted learning.

At 11:30 a.m., Erik Ralston, chief architect with LiveTiles, will talk about the impact internal platforms have on workplace productivity, and companies can offer a better self-service model for IT investment, in his presentation “Heaven & Hell – Two Paths and Two Tools for a Better Digital Workplace with LiveTiles.”

During the afternoon breakout sessions, at 4 p.m. Usman Shakeel, worldwide technical leader of media and entertainment for Amazon Web Services, will look at how studios and networks are using machine learning, deep learning and artificial intelligence technologies to help produce content, and at what AI and ML apps are capable of doing today, and in the future, to alter workflows, in the presentation “The Evolution of Content Production Aided by Machine Learning.”

The final “AI, Data and Performance” breakout session at 4:30 p.m. — “Transform Your Organization Into An Intelligent Enterprise” — sees Jennifer Bittner, senior account strategist, and Richard Frausto, analytics engineer with MicroStrategy, discuss delivering governed analytics to the workplace on any device, within any workflow. Attendees will hear how the media and entertainment Industry is leveraging data with AI and mobility.

HITS Spring expects to see more than 700 senior studio technology leaders gathering for the 9th annual “reality check” on the key trends transforming the way content is being produced, distributed and consumed.

HITS Spring is produced by the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) and the Hollywood IT Society (HITS), in association with Women in Technology: Hollywood (WiTH); the Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA) and the Smart Content Council. The event is being presented by Entertainment Partners, with sponsorship by Expert System, LiveTiles, Microsoft Azure, Ooyala, Veritone, Amazon Web Services, Avanade, Avid, IBM Security, MarkLogic, Aspera, Light Point Security, MicroStrategy, SAS, Scaeva Technologies, Western Digital, Brainstorm, Zaszou IT Consulting and Bob Gold & Associates.

For more information visit HollywoodITSummit.com, and to become a sponsor and participate in the event, contact Christian Calson at [email protected], 310-945-6284.