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Imagine Communications has confirmed it will host a series of ImagineLIVE! Power Sessions at NAB 2016.

The presentations and interactive discussions will feature executives and subject matter experts from across the media and entertainment, and IT industries. They will be held at Imagine Communications' booth at the show (N2502) and theatre, and provide attendees with information and insights into industry trends and events that are influencing the decisions of media industry professionals.

A total of 11 Power Sessions will be held by the company. Companies represented include Imagine Communications, Arista, CBS, Cisco, EVS, Grass Valley, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), IBM, Lawo, The Madison Square Garden Company, Microsoft, NEP Group, Sinclair Broadcast Group and TV Globo.

The ImagineLIVE! Power Sessions include:

Monday, April 18, 12pm – 12.45pm
Transformation 2016: Media Technology using IP, Cloud and Virtualization (Charlie Vogt, CEO of Imagine Communications; Antonio Neri, Executive Vice President, General Manager, Enterprise Group, HPE; and Steve Guggenheimer, CVP and Chief Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation)

Monday, April 18, 2pm – 2.45pm
The IP Effect: Moving Farther and Faster at the Speed of IP (Steve Reynolds, CTO, Imagine Communications; Andrew Bender, Chief Technologist, Global Accounts, HPE; Michael Clanton, Global Video Solutions Executive, IBM; and Philipp Lawo, CEO, Lawo)

Monday, April 18, 4pm – 4.30pm
Accelerating Next with HPE and Imagine (Robert Vrij, SVP, Managing Director, Enterprise Group, AMS, HPE)

Tuesday, April 19, 10am – 11am
Open Standards that Drive Industry Innovation – The AIMS Alliance (Steve Reynolds, CTO, Imagine Communications; Mike Cronk, VP, Core Technology, Grass Valley; Bryan Bedford, Global Business Development, Partner Organization, Sports, Media & Entertainment Ecosystems, Cisco; Benoit Fevrier, SVP, CTO, EVS; and Robert Seidel, VP, Engineering and Advanced Technology, CBS)

Tuesday, April 19, 12pm – 12.30pm
Business Continuity – Why the Cloud Makes Sense (Steve Smith, CTO, Cloud, Imagine Communications and Tony Emerson, Worldwide Managing Director, Media and Cable, Microsoft Corporation)

Tuesday, April 19, 2pm – 2.30pm
Video's Five-Year View and What to Do About it Now (Dave Ward, SVP, Chief Architect & CTO – Engineering, Cisco)

Tuesday, April 19, 4pm – 4.30pm
Next-Generation Media Technology for Cloud and Datacenter, Powered by Zenium™ (Brick Eksten, Chief Product Officer, Imagine Communications)

Wednesday, April 20, 10am – 10.30am
Why Next-Gen Ad Management Matters to Your Broadcast Business (Sarah Foss, VP, Product Management and Media, Imagine Communications and J.W. Linkenauger, Director Sinclair Advertising Support Operations, Sinclair Broadcast Group)

Wednesday, April 20, 12pm – 12.30pm
Accelerating the Launch of Innovative Media Services – A Service Provider's View (Rashmi Misra, Head of Worldwide Media and Entertainment, HPE)

Wednesday, April 20, 2pm – 2.30pm
Digital First: The Coming Video Revolution (Yuval Fisher, CTO, MVPD, Imagine Communications)

Wednesday, April 20, 4pm – 4.45pm
The Impact of IP and 4K on Sports Production (Rich Zabel, VP Sales, Sports & Live Events, Imagine Communications; George Hoover, CTO, NEP Group; James Stellpflug, VP Product Marketing, EVS; Belinda Binkley, VP, Engineering, Media Operations and Distribution, The Madison Square Garden Company; and Mauricio Felix, Director of Infrastructure and Projects, TV Globo)

"Never before has the media and entertainment industry faced such widespread disruption to longstanding operational procedures and business models," said Charlie Vogt, CEO, Imagine Communications. "Turning this disruption into opportunity hinges heavily on acquiring a comprehensive understanding of the events and trends that are influencing our industry. The ImagineLIVE! Power Sessions are designed to provide valuable insights into the most pressing challenges and opportunities facing today's media and entertainment industry – attendance is a must for studios, networks, broadcasters, aggregators and communication service providers."

Several new product innovations from Imagine Communications will also be on display at NAB 2016, booth N2502.


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