‘Passing through: communication and technology beyond frontiers’, - The event to be held on 6 and 7 October in the Vatican is approaching

The event celebrates the tenth anniversary of HD Forum Italia Association.

Just a few days to go to Passing through: communication and technology beyond frontiers’, the HD Forum Italia (HDFI) 2016 conference that celebrates the association’s 10th anniversary. The event, organised in partnership with the Secretariat for Communication (SPC) of the Holy See, will take place on 6-7 October at the ‘San Pio X’ Media Center, in Via della Conciliazione 5. To participate, online registration is recommended through our website www.hdforumitalia.org where conference program details are available .  

 The welcome and opening address by mons. Dario Edoardo Viganò – prefect of the SPC – and Benito Manlio Mari – president of HDFI – will be followed by the presentation of ‘Behind the Scenes’, the Ultra HD/HDR  reportage video giving a backstage view of the opening ceremony of the Jubilee of Mercy which will be presented in a new version, with the application of the HDR curves indicated in the recent technical recommendations issued by ITU.

The next item will focus on the Association’s first ten years with a round table discussion led by the vice-presidents, Sebastiano Trigila, Marco Pellegrinato and Luigi Rocchi. Speakers for this session relating to the years marked by international collaborations, include: Barbara Lange, Executive Director ofSMPTE - United States; Leonardo Chiariglione, founder of the MPEG Group; Klauss Illgner, Chairman of the HbbTV Association; Thierry Fautier, President of Ultra HD Forum; Stefano D'Agostini, Director of the Vatican Television Center.

Next on the agenda will be a discussion on the TV of the future, above all in light of the growing progress being made in Ultra HD. On the stage: Massimo Bertolotti, Director of Innovation & Multimedia Distribution for Sky Italia; Sean Durkin, Engineer, Media Engineering & Partnerships Netflix; Eugenio Pettazzi, CTO Mediaset Premium; Emanule Valli, Director General AASS San Marino.  

The following will be present to enrich the discussion : Franco Siddi, President of Confindustria Radio Televisioni; Yvonne Bertalot, Senior Sales Manager Europe MX1; Luca Balestrieri, Executive Board Member of Tivù; Renato Farina, CEO of Eutelsat Italia. 

The moderators will be Emilio Carelli, editorialist, Raffaele Barberio, Director of Key4biz, and Mario Frullone, Director of Research - Fondazione Ugo Bordoni.

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