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How many trade shows, conferences, and exhibitions do we attend each year? And how many of these events do we leave behind and, a couple of weeks later, all we can recall are our sore feet and the number of corn pads used to protect blossoming blisters? SATCON cannot guarantee you won’t still succumb to blisters — after all, there are hundreds of exhibitions to visit, and that does require a few thousands footfalls to “meet and greet” successfully.

SATCON is part of the trilogy of events that now comprise Content & Communications World, the others being HD World Conference & Exposition and the IPMedia Expo. The entire component brings attendees coverage of content creation, management, post-production, delivery, infrastructure, and a wide range of communications solutions, from satellite to fiber to hybrid networks, IP, mobile communications and more.

Breaking down the individual opportunities, SATCON — the Satellite and Content Delivery Conference & Expo assists you with strategy development for managing your communications infrastructure including video, data, voice, and Internet using hybrid networks including satellite, fiber, IP, mobile and wireless. The SATCON sessions include...

Government & Military Track
  • The Policy Rubber Meets the Road
  • Satellite Technology and the Military: Key to Enduring Relevance
  • Strategies for the Future
  • Applications Today: Keeping Us Safe — The Latest in Emergency Management Technologies
Enterprise Track
  • Making the Case for Satellite — It Just Keeps Getting Easier!
  • 99.99 Percent Network Availability: What Does It Take?
  • Balancing Commitments, Resources and Changing Application Demands
  • The Role of Satellites in the Move to Mobility
Media & Entertainment Track
  • Satellite Newsgathering: The Latest and Greatest
  • Satellite and the Hybrid Universe
  • Finite Transponder Capacity: Where Do We Go From Here?
Satellite Industry Track
  • Investing in the Satellite Finance Sector: Who, Why and How Much?
  • Satellite Infrastructure — Building, Launching and Operating Tomorrow’s Satellites
  • Fundamentals of Satellite Communications Systems
The IP Media Conference & Expo helps you to discover how video over the Internet, IPTV and IP networks have created the hottest new technologies for media & entertainment, telcos, government & military as well as corporate communications. If you are producing and delivering WebTV or IPTV, are a content owner looking for CDNs and technologies, or a government or enterprise firm using video applications, the latest technologies and strategies for communicating with your employees, customers, partners and consumers will be found in these tracks…
  • IP: Media - The Future of Content Distribution
  • IP: Media - Content Distribution: Behind The Scenes
  • IP: Media - Linear and Non-Linear Content Protection
  • IP: Government & Military - Surviving IP Media Conversion in the Command & Control Environment
  • IP: Enterprise - Video Relationship Management
With the HD World Conference & Exposition you’ll find the premiere event focused on the challenges and opportunities associated with the implementation of HDTV, film, and other video applications. Participate in end-user panel sessions, workshops and sponsored forums and discuss a variety of strategies for content creation, management and delivery. Find solutions for file-based workflows, encoding, compression, audio issues, network infrastructure, digital asset management, archiving, production, post-production, automation and much more.

HD World Sessions include
  • Content Exchange Formats for HD Acquisition, Distribution & Archiving
  • Automating Audio Quality; Analysis, Repair, and Manipulation in File-Based or Unattended Workflows
  • High Definition News: The Next Revolution in Broadcast News Operations
  • Reminiscing About the Future of Post Production
  • MXF: Is it ready for you?
  • Digital TV Transition: AFD and More
  • Content Management Towards Working Libraries and Archives as an Extension of Your Current Workflow
Workshops and Tutorials
  • DTV Audio Workshop: Practical Strategies for DTV Audio Loudness and Metadata Management Today
  • HD Origination: Visually Stimulating the Viewer
  • Tutorial: Video Compression Advances for Contribution and Distribution
And there is even more available to attendees... the SATCON conference speaker list is a “who’s who” of the satcom industry. You will find yourself immersed in solid, usable information and, yes, you can also sit down! This impressive list of subject-matter experts is a veritable smorgasbord of industry talent...
  • Robert Bell Executive Director, Society of Satellite Professionals and World Teleport Association
  • Bob Beyer, Chief Engineer, Merrill Lynch
  • Simon Bull, Senior Consultant, COMSYS
  • Colonel Michael J. Carey, Deputy Director, Global Operations (DJ3), Global Operations Directorate and Director, Operationalizing the Triad (OTT)
  • John Celli, President, Space Systems/Loral
  • Paul Chernek, TCM - Satellite and Network Enablers
  • Arnie Christenson, Operations Manager, Satellites and Transmissions, CNN
  • Mike Cook, Senior Vice President, Hughes Network Systems
  • Patricia Cooper, President, SIA
  • Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Director, SATCOM, Teleport and Services, Program Executive Office, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
  • Mark Cronin, Business Development Director, Arqiva
  • Hoyt Davidson, Managing Partner, Near Earth, LLC
  • Matt DeLoca, VP of Sales, The Feedroom
  • Chris Ehrendbard, Director, Broadcast Distribution, CBS
  • Tim Farrar, President, Telecom Media and Finance Associates, Inc.
  • David K. Gay, Chief, Strategic Communications Management Division, Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Systems Directorate, USSTRATCOM
  • John Guidon, CEO, Row 44
  • David Hartshorn David David, Secretary General, Global VSAT Forum
  • Susan Irwin, President, Irwin Communications (also KEYNOTE speaker)
  • Pradman P. Kaul, President and CEO, Hughes (also KEYNOTE speaker)
  • Mark Lalley, CIO US Fuels, BP America
  • David Lamb, VP, Learning & Media Services, Rollins/Orkin
  • Alan Langford, Network Manager, Internal Communications, JCPenney
  • Burt H. Liebowitz, Principal Network Engineer, MITRE Corporation
  • Capt. Kelly A. McConnell, USMC, Space Plans Action Officer, HQMC, PP&O, PLI
  • John McCoskey, Chief Technology Officer, PBS
  • David McGlade, CEO, Intelsat (also KEYNOTE speaker)
  • Tracy Mehr, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Credit Suisse
  • Andre Mendes, Chief Technology Integration Officer, Special Olympics
  • Ray Milius, Senior Vice President, Programming Operations, Starz Entertainment
  • Susan Miller, Senior Vice President of Satellite Services, MSV
  • Shaum Mittal, Chief, Lead System Engineering Office, Prgrm Exec Office- Satellite, Transport & Services (PEO-STS) Directorate DISA
  • Clayton Mowry, President, ArianeSpace, Inc.
  • Michael W. W. Moyles, Maj, USAF, Chief, Force Enhancement Branch, The Space Superiority Panel
  • Mel Olinsky, Director of Bureau Operations, CBS News
  • Dean Olmstead, President, EchoStar Satellite Services (also KEYNOTE speaker)
  • John Ordway, Partner, Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, LLP
  • Randy Palubiak, President, Enliten Management Group
  • Dan Pryor, Vice President of Corporate Communications and Retail Technology, Safeway, Inc.
  • Colonel Patrick H. Rayermann, Director, Communications Functional Integration Office, National Security Space Office (NSSO)
  • Ron Samuel, COO, Eutelsat
  • Kay Sears, President, Intelsat General
  • Orlando Skelton, Vice President Enterprise Services, SES Americom
  • Dr. Arunus Slekys, Vice President, Corporate Marketing and General Manager Russia & NIS Business, Hughes Network Systems
  • Dom Stasi, Chief Technology Officer, TVN Entertainment
  • Brent Stranathan, Vice President, Broadcast Distribution, CBS
  • Andrew Sukawaty, Chairman & CEO, Inmarsat (also KEYNOTE speaker)
  • Kai Tang, Commercial SATCOM Lead, Navy Communications Program Office
  • Dick Tauber, VP Transmission Systems and New Technology, CNN News Group
  • Jeff Trauberman, VP Business Development, Network & Space Systems, The Boeing Company
  • Dianne VanBeber, VP Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, Intelsat
  • Thomas Watts, Managing Director, Equity Research, Telecom, Cable, Satellite and IP Services, Cowen and Company, LLC
  • Philip Westfall, Ph.D., Director, Air Technology Network, Air Force Institute for Advanced Distributed Learning
  • Col. Richard W. White Jr., USAF, Director, Development Planning, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command
  • Rich Wolf, Senior Vice President, Telecommunications & Distribution, ABC Broadcast Operations & Engineering
  • Gwen Wood, VP Distribution Services and Operations, PBS
  • Abbas Yazdani, President and CEO, Artel, Inc.
  • Robert Zitter, Executive Vice President, Technology Operations & Chief Technology Officer, HBO
With all of the significant challenges facing the satellite industry, making the time to avail yourself of the expertise of any of these speakers will have a positive effect on your mission and project planning. The only question is one of time... will there be enough to absorb everything you need to know?

To access this assemblage of amazing expertise, to ensure you experience the presentations of the most innovative satellite and ancillary industry products, a visit to the SATCON exhibition website for further details and registration should be your next step... simply select the SATCON logo for additional details. By the way, if you register for Content & Communications World, your CCW pass will gain you entry into each of these three super shows!