Category: Video

Region: Europe

Pioneering Technology Together

Luxembourg Congress
14 - 15 May 2019
Luxembourg

 

A spirit of partnership has always been the foundation for our annual Industry Days events, and in 2019 we are underscoring that spirit with a theme of Pioneering Technology Together. This two-day conference and exhibition focuses on the ways in which we can engage with each other to create the most value beyond capacity – taking the best of what each of us has to offer in order to create the most compelling solutions that deliver the most rewarding experiences.

Addressing the critical topics, technologies and trends in the satellite industry today, the goal of iD19 is to advance our mutual interests, identify solutions to our joint challenges, and explore new directions for satellite-enabled businesses.

Programme

Day 1 – Tuesday, 14th May

10:00

  REGISTRATION AND MORNING COFFEE

10:45

  Welcome

11:00

Steve Collar
SES

Keynote : Partners in Opportunity

11:20

Ruy Pinto
SES

Stewart Sanders
SES

Flexibility in Space: Next Generation Satellites

Digital processing technology has become fit for space deployment. There are great opportunities to design much more flexible satellite payloads that could be remotely adjusted according to changing customer and operator requirements. SES is working with its industry partners to enable next generation satellites with such technology that will enable multi-faceted freedom from the traditional boundaries.

 

This session will detail SES’ options of accommodating new design and flexibility paradigms for its future GEO and MEO satellite fleet.

12:00

Markus Placho
MX1

Innovative Solutions for Global Media Delivery

Media delivery solutions for broadcasters and media companies today need to be distributed across any type of network. They also must be optimised to global audiences and for the needs of the customers. This session will explore the latest developments in SES’ media solutions portfolio and examine new technologies that will optimally serve the needs of broadcasters and media customers worldwide.

12:30

Steve Collar
SES

Ruy Pinto
SES

Stewart Sanders
SES

John Baughn
SES

Markus Placho
MX1

PANEL DISCUSSION : The Future of Satellite Communications

There is no doubt that the future of satellite communications will be exciting. New technology is around the corner, whether we look at Digital Transparent Processor (DTP) concepts for future satellites, latest approaches towards improved phased-array antenna designs or the developments towards a better experience in the living room with 8K television. There are new commercial approaches as well with innovative concepts for new LEO constellations that may make it or not. What will be the implications for a satellite operator and for our industry partners? Please join our seasoned satellite, technology and media experts discussing the impacts of the latest developments in our business.

13:00

LUNCH BREAK

14:00

Tim Hughes
SpaceX

Pioneering Technology Together

SES has supported SpaceX innovation since 2013, with their first commercial launch of SES-8. Since then, continual development and advancements have been made between these pioneers. With six successful missions accomplished, SES and SpaceX face a promising future of further collaboration. Join this session to get a closer look at the role SES has played in helping SpaceX realise groundbreaking technological achievements and usher in a new era of spaceflight.

14:30

Dr. David Fernandez Quijada
European Broadcasting Union

Michele Gosetti
Eurovision Media Service

Accommodating the Fragmentation of Global Television

The unprecedented change of consumer viewing habits is set to continue, particularly as we stand on the cusp of increased fragmentation of OTT. More people are consuming video on a growing number of screens. The challenge for broadcasters though is that this change of viewing habits is taking place at different speeds, both in different countries and across different generations. Hence today’s audience is fragmented and servicing their changing demands requires scalable solutions. This session will provide an overview ofworldwide viewing trends and provide insights into solutions of how to efficiently deliver content to multiple screens.

15:00

Valentijn Siebrands
M2A Media Ltd.

Sebastian Busse
SpotX

Leander Carell
Nowtilus Online

Targeted Advertising: New Business Models for Broadcasting

This session will examine broadcasters’ existing and future advertising requirements and detail technology solutions that can be implemented in satellite DTH delivery systems.

Traditional forms of advertising are progressively becoming replaced by online advertisements and the new targeted advertising today is a form of online, Internet based advertising that uses sophisticated methods to target the most receptive audiences based on the product or person the advertiser is promoting. For the long-term success of DTH satellite television operators must develop technology that seamlessly integrates targeted advertising into the satellite eco-system.

15:45

COFFEE BREAK

16:30

Richard Swardh
Comtech EF Data

Frederik Simoens
Newtec

Chris Boyd
VT iDirect

Konstantinos Liolis
SES

Ralph Kirchhoff
Rohde & Schwarz

Integrating Satellite into 5G Networks

The fifth-generation networks may in the long term radically transform our lives. 5G will enable new types of applications and services in the domains of health, transport, entertainment, machine-to-machine communications, security and many more. Major architectural network changes will be necessary to enable these new services and integrating satellite into a future 5G network will be one of them. In this session conference delegates will get an up-to-date overview of 5G technology and deployment and how satellites will complement the future 5G eco-system.

18:15

 

Q & A session

18:30

 

END OF DAY 1

20:00

 

Dinner hosted by SES

 

Day 2 – Wednesday, 15th May

09:00

Wilfried Urner
SES

Welcome

09:15

 

Toshiyuki Ogura
Sony

Richard Moreton
Samsung

Prashant Chothani
Travelxp

With Ultra HD 4K in commercial rollout – what will 8K bring to the industry?

The number of Ultra HD channels on satellite is steadily increasing and now stands at over 130 services worldwide. Innovative technology such as OLED screens, new advanced LED panels and the introduction of high dynamic range (HDR) has taken viewing quality to a new dimension. At CES this year every flat screen manufacturer showcased 8K resolution screens and the commercial launch of 8K television is imminent in Japan ready in time for the 2020 Olympics.

Arnd Paulsen
Dolby

Next Generation Audio: Why do we need anything beyond 5.1?

“This session will describe the current status of NGA (Next Generation Audio). What is it? What does it bring to consumers? Is it difficult to produce and use? How many loud speakers do I need? Does it cost a lot? It is completely proprietary? Where can I find it?

10:45

COFFEE BREAK

11:15

Martin Faehnrich
Panasonic

The future of TV is bright

The future of TV is bright - not only because of HDR. Technology is changing fast, and some people say: “TV is some leftover from last century.” This session shows, that "the" big screen at home is far from being outdated! Because expectations changed, and TV manufacturers have to be even more flexible and innovative than ever to create products that fulfil today's consumer requirements: Latest display technology, 4K, HDR, multi-tuner, SAT>IP, HbbTV & OperatorApp, IP-services, and many more will be part of this session - to show that the future of TV is bright!

11:45

Damien Sterkers
Broadpeak

Xavier Battas
Quadrille

Innovative Technologies for Satellite Content Delivery

Driven by the requirements of OTT operators to provide video reliably via the internet and for all types of screens and devices, adaptive bitrate video technologies (ABR) have now become common place. All modern IP devices implement ABR video natively. With the worldwide success of OTT ABR streaming, there is now an increasing demand by operators to provide an OTT like experience to their subscribers also via satellite, in particular in markets where there is no adequate terrestrial infrastructure. This is where new technologies such as mABR, linking multicast to ABR, will add efficiency and enhance the consumer’s experience watching content on a plethora of IP devices at the highest quality. These two presentations will provide a background to mABR and also describe a number of use cases such as e.g. VoD and technology solutions available today for broadcasters and operators.

12:30

LUNCH BREAK

13:30

Rainer Kellerhals
Microsoft Corporation

Anshul Kapoor
Google

How Data Analytics can help Improve Video Experience and Efficiency

In virtually every media, communications and entertainment business, the adoption of cloud, artificial intelligence and data analytics technologies are disrupting traditional models. This session will explore the implications, challenges and possibilities enabled by these technologies across video- and communications-centric businesses, as well as how players from these industries can and must work together to enable next-generation solutions that deliver premium, innovative and customised experiences while also driving new efficiencies.

14:15

Kelly Ahuja
Versa Networks

Software-Defined Satellite Networking: Today and Tomorrow

By adopting the practices and standards of the terrestrial networking community, the industry is making it easier to integrate satellite-based networks into a global ecosystem. This includes the integration of software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities and the flexibility and control that come with it. SDN opens a world of opportunities in both the near term (i.e., SD-WAN deployed at the edge) and on the horizon (such as the ability to optimise traffic between MEO or GEO over an intelligent multi-orbit network). Our experts and partners will discuss how SDN for both video and data networks is being implemented today and will evolve for greater opportunity tomorrow.

 

This session will provide a general overview on the topic of Software Define Networking, specifically applied to satellite communications.

14:45

Gustavo Nader
Thales

Elias Zaccack
SES

Mobile Entertainment: A Shared Direction for Video and Data Satellite Solutions

The need to stay connected has increasingly become more important to travelers whether in air or on the ground. In this rapidly evolving landscape of mobility, the expectation of users to enjoy a seamless experience has raised the bar for providers to meet the needs and plan a roadmap for the future. In this segment, In-flight connectivity and entertainment (IFEC) will be discussed with our strategic partner, explaining how a well tuned collaborative strategy and drive to innovate promises to deliver the next generation of IFEC.

15:00

Michael Gauer
Rafael Microelectronics

Hugh Napier
LZ-Montage

Next Gen Chip Technology for Satellite Communications

In the future, Moore’s Law won’t continue to hold but chip technology is still yielding higher integration with unprecedented functionality, benefiting professional users and end consumers. Next gen chip technology will provide new flexibility for satellite manufacturers designing digital payloads and phased array antennas. This session will provide an overview of state of the art designs for satellite communications in space and on the ground, examining new design approaches for both in-home signal distribution and also looking at active antennas for the next generation of two-way terminals.

15:45

 

Closing comments

16:00

 

COFFEE & END OF SES INDUSTRY DAYS 2019

Speakers

Thomas Wrede

Thomas Wrede

VP, New Technology & Standards
SES Video


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Steve Collar


Ruy Pinto

Ruy Pinto

Chief Technology Officer


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Stewart Sanders

EVP Technology
SES Networks


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Markus Placho

VP Products
SES Video


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John Baughn

Chief Services Officer


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David Fernández Quijada

Manager of Media Intelligence Service
European Broadcasting Union


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Michele Gosetti

Head of Sales
Eurovision Services


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Valentijn Siebrands

Solutions Architect
M2A Media


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Sebastian Busse

Director Addressabel TV
SpotX Europe


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Richard Swardh

Sr VP Mobile Network Operators
Comtech EF Data


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Frederik Simoens

CTO
Newtec


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Chris Boyd

Sr. Director, Product Management, Vertical Markets & 5G
VT iDirect


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Konstantinos Liolis

Senior Systems Engineer
SES


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Ralph Kirchhoff

Product Manager
Rohde & Schwarz


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Wilfried Urner

EVP Media Platforms and Product Development SES Video | CEO HD PLUS
SES Video


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Toshiyuki Ogura

Chief Distinguished Engineer
Sony


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Richard Moreton

Business Development and Industrial Affairs
Samsung Electronics Research Institute UK


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Prashant Chothani

Founder and CEO
Travelxp 4K HD


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Martin Faehnrich

Manager Standardisation
Panasonic


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Arnd Paulsen

Senior Manager Broadcast & OTT Eco-System
Dolby Laboratories


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Damien Sterkers

Product Manager
Broadpeak


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Xavier Battas

CEO
Quadrille


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Rainer Kellerhals

Industry Lead Media & Entertainment EMEA
Microsoft Corporation


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Anshul Kapoor

Media Sales EMEA
Google


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Kelly Ahuja

President & CEO
Versa Networks


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Gustavo Nader

Vice President, Strategy
Thales InFlyt Experience


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Elias Zaccack

EVP, Global Sales
SES Networks


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Michael Gauer

Senior Manager, Marketing & World-wide Sales
Rafael Micro Electronics


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Hugh Napier

Business Development Director EMEA
LZ-Montage


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Book your hotel

Limited room availability

Melia Hotel SESiD19

Melia

1 Park Dräi Eechelen (10 Rue Fort Thuengen)
Luxembourg 1499

Proximity to the venue: 50 meters

Fully Booked

Alvisse Hotel SESiD19

Alvisse Parc Hotel

120 Route d'Echternach
Luxembourg 1453

Located 5.9 km from the venue: bus transfers will be organised

Night of the 13th - 14th Fully Booked

RATE:
€97 per night/Standard room breakfast included
€117 per night/Superior room breakfast included
Promo code: SES-2019

Website
Booking Form

Booking deadline: 3 May

Hotel Hilton SESiD2019

Hilton Luxembourg

12 Rue Jean Engling
Luxembourg 1453

Located 5.8 km from the venue: bus transfers will be organised

RATE:
€229 per night/Standard room breakfast included

Website
Booking Form

Booking deadline: 4 April

Campanile Hotel SESiD2019

Campanile Hotel

22 Route de Trèves
2633 Senningerberg

Located next to the airport. Public transportation (bus 16) available in front of the hotel to Luxembourg Congrès

RATE:
Public rates and booking available on website

Website

Booking deadline: No block booking available.
First come, first served basis

 

Venues

Luxembourg Congrès

Luxembourg Congrès

Conference venue
4, Place de l'Europe - L-1499 Luxembourg
Tel: +352 43 02 75 751

Website

 

 

 

El Barrio

El Barrio

Evening Event Venue
2, Rue Erasme -1468 Luxembourg
Tel: +352 69 19 03 631

Website

Bus Transfers

SES has arranged for a shuttle service to the Alvisse Parc Hotel and Hilton DoubleTree for delegates attending iD19 conference and evening event.

Please note there will not be any airport pick up on arrival in Luxembourg. However, a shuttle service to Luxembourg airport will be available from the conference venue on Wednesday 15 May.

Please see schedule details below.

Day 1 - Tuesday 14 May

Departure :
Alvisse Parc Hotel
Stop Destination

08:30 am
09:00 am
09:30 am
10:00 am

Hilton DoubleTree
Commuting time : 5 mns

Luxembourg Congres
Total Commuting time : 20-25 mns

Departure :
Luxembourg Congres
Stop Destination

06:30 pm
06:45 pm

Hilton DoubleTree
Commuting time : 15-20mns

Alvisse Parc Hotel
Total Commuting time : 20-25 mns

Departure :
Alvisse Parc Hotel
Stops Destination

07:30 pm
07:45 pm
08:15 pm

Hilton DoubleTree
Commuting time : 5 mns

Melia Hotel
Commuting time : 15-20mns

Evening Event : El Barrio
Total Commuting time : 20-25 mns

Departure :
Evening Event : Barrio
Stops Destination

10:00 pm
10:30 pm
11:00 pm
11:30 pm
12:00 am

Melia Hotel
Commuting time : 5 mns

Hilton DoubleTree
Commuting time : 15-20 mns

Alvisse Parc Hotel
Commuting time : 20-25 mns

 

Day 2 - Wednesday 15 May

Departure :
Alvisse Parc Hotel
Stop Destination

07:30 am
08:00 am
08:30 am
09:00 am

Hilton DoubleTree
Commuting time : 5 mns

Luxembourg Congres
Total Commuting time : 20-25 mns

Departure :
Luxembourg Congres
Stops Destination

11:00 am
12:00 pm
01:00 pm
02:00 pm
03:00 pm
04:00 pm
05:00 pm

 

Luxembourg Airport
Commuting time : 20-25 mns

 

Access

Parking

Parking Place de l'Europe (Indigo), 1229 Luxembourg Kirchberg.
SES rate: €5 per day CASH ONLY
SES rate applicable at the register (located on the -1 floor) upon presenting your conference badge

Car

From France & Belgium: direction SAARBRUCKEN - AEROPORT - GREVENMACHER - TRIER. Exit no. 8 Plateau de Kirchberg - direction Foire/Messe - Lux. Centre.
From Germany: direction LUXEMBOURG - AEROPORT. Exit no. 8 Plateau de Kirchberg - direction Foire/Messe - Lux. Centre.

Airport

Findel airport in Luxembourg is in close proximity to the city center (6km) and to Kirchberg (4km). It has connections to all main European cities.
View website: www.lux-airport.lu

Public Transport

From the airport / railway station
Bus 16, exit "Philharmonie/MUDAM"
Info about public transport: www.mobiliteit.lu

Event support contact

Marie-Laure Desseigne
[email protected]
+352 710 725 722