The World Connected – Way back in 2014, then Cisco CEO, John Chambers, pictured the world connected for the eager CES audience – home, airport, hotel, car, office, products, individuals – and called it the Internet of Everything (IoE), a business of 50B+ things worth $20+T that will change people’s lives forever … It has.
You may have heard there was a rather big DDoS (Distributed Denial-of-Service) in the U.S. recently.
It might have even interrupted some of your video streaming, tweeting, posting. Jeezz, sorry about that.
DDoS is a lot like earthquakes here in California. There are so many all the time that unless it is really, really big; we don’t even notice them.
“You are wise in your generation. We must have a long talk, and then I have an important call to make.” – Dr. Pretorius, “Bride of Frankenstein,” Universal Pictures, 1935
Probably the best way to describe the HPA (Hollywood Professional Association) Tech Retreat is one part creative, one part IT (information technology), one part CFO (chief financial officer) and one part networking.
The HPA, which is now a part of SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers), isn’t confused, it’s just focused on how they can squeeze all of those subjects into four days.
“This isn't a contest. You do your best because that's what you're supposed to do.” – Natalie Figueroa, “Orange Is the New Black ,” Titled Productions, (2013)
The NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) show is just around the corner (April 22-27) and the M&E (media & entertainment) industry is actively trying to figure out where to place their bets on the new digital ecosystem.
Linear TV folks know that fixed viewing schedules are fading and industry executives are struggling to stack the odds in their favor before the 2017 TV upfronts (show cancellations, renewals, introductions). It’s increasingly tougher to gather information on viewers shifting tastes … where content comes to life.
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