Event

Technology & Standards Fall Forum

Sept. 21-24, 2020 | Digital Event

The CTA Technology & Standards Forum is an event where engineers, product managers and people from technology alliances gather to hear presentations, network, share information and develop standards.

The Technology & Standards Fall Forum will feature four days of panel sessions, industry standards meetings and interactive networking opportunities highlighting the trends and technologies that are transforming content and entertainment. 

Hear industry experts discuss how digital therapeutics, artificial intelligence and the COVID-19 health crisis are changing content discovery, production, distribution and more. 


Speakers

Alexandra Blasgen
Alexandra Blasgen

Consumer Technology Association

Brian Markwalter
Brian Markwalter

Consumer Technology Association

Kerrianne Haresign
Kerrianne Haresign

Consumer Technology Association

Melissa Matalon
Melissa Matalon

Consumer Technology Association

Riya Anandwala
Riya Anandwala

Consumer Technology Association

Steve Koeing
Steve Koeing

Consumer Technology Association

Veronica Lancaster
Veronica Lancaster

Consumer Technology Association

Monday, Sept. 21

10 AM - 2 PM ET

WAVE Project Meeting

Join industry experts for a discussion related to the web application video ecosystem.

Open to all interested parties, except for press.

Noon - 12:30 PM ET

Trends and the Impact of COVID-19 on the Technology Industry

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to both accelerate and disrupt innovations throughout the technology sector, CTA analysts will provide an overview of current industry trends and the effects of the crisis on the technology industry.


2 - 3 PM ET

Disruption Impact: Content Ecosystem – Production, Distribution and Services

The COVID-19 outbreak has significantly disrupted the content ecosystem. This panel will explore changes taking place in content production, delivery and new services that are being offered. Additionally, experts will provide their thoughts on the lasting effects of COVID-19 on the content ecosystem.

3- 5 PM ET

R14: Cybersecurity and Privacy Management Committee Meeting

Join industry experts for a discussion related to areas of cybersecurity and privacy management, for developers of connected devices.

Open to all interested parties, except for press.

Tuesday, Sept. 22

11:30 AM – 12 PM ET

Turning On and Tuning In: The Latest on NEXTGEN TV Rollout

This is the first year NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) is truly commercially available, with TV stations starting to broadcast in cities around the country and major TV brands offering compatible TVs. Get the latest update on the rollout status with broadcaster perspective from NAB and a look at the NEXTGEN TV market from CTA.

Noon - 2 PM ET

R4: Video Systems Committee Meeting

Join industry experts for a discussion related to interface, interoperability, measurement and functionality standards for television video technologies.

Open to all interested parties, except for press.

2 - 3 PM ET

Using AI to Improve Content Discovery

The advent of audio and video streaming services has given consumers more content options than ever before. Choosing from this infinite pool of choices is getting easier thanks to artificial intelligence (AI). Explore ways AI is being used to improve content discovery and how it is changing the business models for these services. 

3 - 4:30 PM ET

R3: Audio Systems Committee Meeting

Join industry experts for a discussion related to consumer audio equipment and other consumer devices that provide audio as a part of the device functionality.

Open to all interested parties, except for press.                        


3 - 5 PM ET

R13: Artificial Intelligence Committee Meeting

Join industry experts for a discussion on standards related to artificial intelligence.

Open to all interested parties, except for press.


5 - 6:30 PM ET 

Fall Forum Distantly Social Trivia

The Fall Forum Distantly Social Trivia is the online trivia game that entertains and raises money for those who need support during the COVID-19 pandemic via World Central Kitchen.

Team up with your fellow virtual forum attendees to answer bar trivia-style questions over five rounds in 90 minutes of play — including a tech-themed round. Enjoy collaborating with your teammates to finalize answers and have fun connecting with new and old industry friends.

First place team members each receive a $25 gift card to a local restaurant or small business of their choice. All participants’ donations will go directly to World Central Kitchen. Donate now.

The World Central Kitchen (WCK) is working across America to safely distribute individually packaged, nutritious meals to those who need support — for children and families to pick up and take home, as well as delivery to seniors who cannot venture outside and health care workers on the frontline. WCK has served more than 19 million meals in more than 300 cities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, Sept. 23

10:30 AM - Noon ET 

TV Manufacturers Caucus (TVMC) Meeting

Join industry experts for a discussion related to CTA policy positions on regulatory issues affecting TV receivers.

Invitation only.

Executive Fireside Chat and Annual Technology & Standards Awards Ceremony
12 - 1 PM ET

Executive Fireside Chat and Annual Technology & Standards Awards Ceremony

Join a lively executive fireside chat, featuring CTA President and CEO Gary Shapiro. After the discussion, Shapiro will present the annual Technology & Standards Awards, highlighting outstanding contributions to the CTA technology and standards program and the broader technology industry. 

1 - 2 PM ET 

R12: XR Committee Meeting

Join industry experts for a discussion related to augmented reality, virtual reality and other related technologies.

Open to all interested parties, except for press.

2 - 2:30 PM ET

Smart Home Energy Management: How CTA Standards Facilitate Energy Conservation

ANSI/CTA-2045, the Modular Communications Interface (MCI) for Energy Management, enables manufacturers to build products that can accommodate modules, which connect to a variety of networks so these products can participate in programs for energy flexibility, such as demand response, and integrate with local generation (solar and wind) and storage.

2 - 3 PM ET

XR Working Group Meeting

Meeting of the XR Working Group to discuss strategic planning and goal setting for 2021.

Open to CTA members only. 


2:30 - 4 PM ET 

R7: Consumer Electronics Networking Committee Meeting

Join industry experts for a discussion related to network standards including communication between, to or from consumer electronic devices.

Open to all interested parties, except for press.


5 - 6 PM ET 

Fall Forum Leadership Happy Hour + Bartending Lesson

Virtually mingle with executive-level fall forum attendees in this invite-only happy hour, where you’ll also learn from a professional bartender how to whip up a custom fall forum cocktail and mocktail using home bar-friendly ingredients.

Invitation only.

Thursday, Sept. 24

11:30 AM - 1 PM ET 

R11: Health, Fitness & Wellness Committee

Join industry experts for a discussion related to consumer health, fitness and wellness technology.

Open to all interested parties, except for press.

1 - 2 PM ET

Digital Therapeutics: The Emergence of Technology and Content as Medicine

Digital therapeutics is an emerging field that uses tech solutions in conjunction with, or sometimes in place of, traditional pharmaceutical interventions. Industry experts on the frontlines of this new digital health revolution will delve into the science and application.  

2 - 3 PM ET

R6: Intelligent Mobility Committee Meeting

Join industry experts for a discussion related to intelligence mobility for consumer electronics products, including those used in vehicles, autonomous systems, portable accessories and accessible navigation.

Open to all interested parties, except for press.


3 - 5 PM ET 

Technology Council Meeting

Join industry experts of CTA’s Technology Council for discussion on topics affecting the consumer technology industry.

Invitation only.

Register for Fall Forum today.