For the 68th time, the opening gavel came down and the annual IEEE Broadcast Technology Society’s Fall Symposium got underway with opening remarks by the society’s president, Bill Hayes, and event co-chair Bob Weller describing the day’s conference theme of “Disruptive Technologies in the Broadcast Space.”
“Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, the cloud, immersive technologies and are all examples of these,” said Weller. “Keeping broadcast front and center on the automobile dashboard in the face of Pandora and other streaming services has become a focus of the radio side of our industry. This means offering more choices, and we’ll be hearing about all-digital AM and all-digital-FM implementations that do just that, as well as a panel session on the connected car.”
The three-day symposium is being held at the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Va., just across the Potomac River from the nation’s capital.