Futures Schedule

Subject to change.

12 - 2 p.m. Registration
2 - 2:15 p.m. Welcome Remarks
Sam Matheny, executive vice president and chief technology officer, National Association of Broadcasters
2:15 - 3 p.m. OVERTURE: The Future is Now - Technological Innovation in a Cognitive Media World
Steve Canepa, managing director, Global Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment Industry, IBM
3 - 3:45 p.m. The New Audience Measurement Paradigm
Bob Garfield, co-host, "On the Media"; founder, Media Future Summit
Ryan Detert, CEO, Influential
Alanna Gombert, Managing Director/General Manager, Tech Lab, Interactive Advertising Bureau
David Poltrack, Chief Research Officer, CBS Corporation; President, CBS VISION
3:45 - 4:15 p.m. Coffee Break
4:15 - 5 p.m. Innovation Challenge Finalist Presentations
Introductions by John Clark, executive director, PILOT
For our 2017 PILOT Innovation Challenge, contestants were asked "What is an unconventional way broadcasters and other local media could serve communities?" Our top six finalists will present their ideas.
5 - 5:30 p.m. Reception and Innovation Challenge Voting Begins
While enjoying a cocktail reception, you will have the opportunity to discuss the contestants' ideas with them face-to-face. You will then be able to invest "PILOT Bucks" to cast your vote for your favorite ideas.
5:45 p.m. Winners of 2017 Innovation Challenge Announced
Your collective investments will help determine the winners, as we present $120,000 in prizes to help make the contestants' ideas reality.
7 p.m. Reception Ends

8 - 9 a.m. Breakfast
9 - 10:30 a.m. TV 5G - The Adventure Continues
Bishop Cheen
Robin Flynn, director of research, S&P Global Market Intelligence
Matthew Schutzman, partner, Gratia Capital, LLC

TV Broadcasting’s ongoing evolution to a fifth generation has won new-found respect from perhaps the toughest audience – the financial community. This panel of top analysts and investors will share their visions on where TV’s seven decade journey is headed and how it may capitalize its future following prior challenging but successful incarnations – radio with pictures, centerpiece color box, multichannel must-have, high-definition multicast...and soon media’s newest digital, mobile, personal platform.
10:30 - 11 a.m. Coffee Break
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Roundtables
Attendees will participate in two 45-minute small group discussions with curated experts on topics such as big data, over-the-top television, connected cars, beacons and location-based marketing, Blockchain, the future of A/V, and smart cities/infrastructure.
12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch Break
1:15 - 2 p.m. Travel to Facebook Headquarters
2 - 6 p.m. Facebook Campus Tour, Sessions and Cocktail Reception
The field trip will focus on Facebook's work on augmented reality and mixed realities and the impact on their audiences. A tour of the Facebook campus is also planned. This will be followed by a reception and demonstrations.
6 - 6:30 p.m. Travel to Dinner at the Tech Museum of Innovation
6:30 - 9 p.m. Dinner at the Tech Museum of Innovation

8 - 9 a.m. Pick Up To-Go breakfast and Depart for Google
9 - 11:15 a.m. Google Tour, Session and Demonstrations
The field trip will focus on the Google Home and Google Assistant voice-activated speaker. The event will take place at Google's PartnerPlex.
11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. Closing Remarks
Speaker: Sam Matheny, executive vice president and chief technology officer, National Association of Broadcasters