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Media Visionaries Join Avid Connect 2016

Avid announces lineup of speakers and contributors for the annual Avid Customer Association event, April 16-17, 2016 at Wynn Las Vegas.

Avid Connect 2016, the annual gathering of the Avid Customer Association (ACA), will be held April 16-17, 2016 at Wynn Las Vegas prior to the NAB Show. Avid Connect 2016 provides an opportunity for Avid customers to network with peers from around the world, interact with the Avid management team, and make their voices heard through formal feedback sessions on Avid’s strategy, products and services.

Avid Chairman, President and CEO Louis Hernandez, Jr. will reveal the company’s latest innovations and the next phase of Avid Everywhere in his opening keynote session the morning of Saturday, April 16.

Attendees will also hear from media organizations and developers about their business transformations with the Avid MediaCentral Platform, and what the openness and integration of the platform has allowed them to achieve.  

Speakers include Darryl Jefferson, VP, Digital Workflow, NBC Sports Group; Andy Beale, Chief Engineer at BT Sport; Academy Award–nominated supervising sound editor and sound designer Martin Hernandez; sound supervisor, sound designer and re-recording mixer Will Files (Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens); and editor Paddy Bird (X Factor, Big Brother, Wife Swap).

Avid Connect and ACA sponsors currently include AMD/Dell, Aspera (an IBM company), Bluefish 444, Blackmagic Design, Cinedeck, CTG, DDN, File Catalyst, Global Logic, Glookast, G-Technology, HB Communications, LaCie, Masstech, PACE, Pronology, Spectra Logic, Telestream, Root 6, SGL, StorageDNA, and

“We’re looking forward to building on the success of last year’s sell-out event with a phenomenal line up of speakers at Avid Connect 2016,” says Mr. Hernandez. “Now in its third year, the huge success of Avid Customer Association demonstrates the need for the industry to work together to solve our customers’ most urgent needs and define the future of the industry. Avid Connect is where this happens.”

“Information sharing is the greatest resource when it comes to networking,” says Jonathan Abrams, chief technical engineer, Nutmeg Post. “The Avid Customer Association provides an excellent forum for exactly that.”

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