How is AES67 going to change our industry?
Infocomm -‐ How is AES67 going to change our industry? June 18, 2015 Thursday 3:00pm-‐4:30pm Moderator: Rich Zwiebel has a long career in the professional audio industry as an integrator, consultant, product developer and manufacturer. Rich is the VP of Systems Strategy at QSC. He played a key role in the development of audio over Ethernet as a founder of Peak Audio, the creator of CobraNet and was instrumental in the spread of it's use at the dawn of professional audio networking. He also played a key role in the development of MediaMatrix and Q-‐Sys. As a consultant, he has been involved in the design of many well-‐known facilities throughout the world. Panelists: Andreas Hildebrand is acting as Senior Product Manager for the RAVENNA technology developed by ALC NetworX, Germany. His experience is based on more than 20 years of occupation within the Professional Audio / Broadcasting industry. He received a graduate diploma in computer science and worked as a software engineer and Head of Development for companies in Germany and the US for several years. Later engagements included senior project management responsibilities for a news system implementation at CNN-‐SI / Atlanta and WNPR / Washington D.C. Before joining ALC NetworX, he was leading the Product Management at DAVID Systems, an internationally operating software company in the Professional Audio / Broadcast market. He was a full-‐time participant in the AES X192 Task Group defining the new AES67 standard on High-‐performance Audio-‐over-‐IP interoperability. Johan Wadsten is an audio engineer with over 15 years of hands-‐on experience in a variety of media industries. Having spent over a decade on the operational and creative side of film & TV post production, music production & mastering and live events has given him a well-‐rounded skill set which he now applies in his role at Merging Technologies as software product manager. Phil Wagner is President of Focusrite Novation Inc., a leading provider of professional audio equipment and musical instruments. With a rich background in recording, live sound, system integration and networking, Wagner began his career as a recording engineer in New York's legendary Soundworks Studio (with clients like Donald Fagen and Steely Dan). He then moved on to work at several recording console companies including Solid State Logic (for 17 years), eventually becoming President of SSL's U.S. operation. In 2010 Focusrite Novation Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Focusrite UK, was established to have a dedicated American presence for the U.K. company. Wagner was appointed President, and is a member of the company’s U.K. Board of Directors. Ethan Wetzell has worked in professional audio for over 25 years, in positions ranging from front of house and studio engineer to global product manager for Electro-‐Voice DSP. Ethan is an active participant in standards activities such as AES-‐67 and X-‐210 and works extensively with trade associations such as the AVnu Alliance, Media Networking Alliance, and OCA Alliance. He currently works as platform strategist for Bosch Communications Systems.