The EBU Network Technology Seminar has a well-deserved reputation as a go-to event for everything to do with media production infrastructures, networks, and cloud technologies. This year, however, sees a change that will make it an even richer experience for those who make the trip to Geneva on 15–16 May: for the first time, day two of the event will be run as an unconference.

While the first day of NTS 2023 will offer the usual high-quality programme of keynotes and technology updates from leading industry experts, the second day will be entirely in the hands of the attendees. The agenda will be co-created on site, with all invited to pitch sessions on whatever topics are most relevant to them. A day of intense and open discussions is promised, fostering creativity and innovative thinking.

The unconference format, which became popular among developers in Silicon Valley in the early 2000s, is designed to maximize the opportunities for meaningful conversations. It creates space where participants can deal with topics that might never be shared in the traditional one-to-many conference format. By combining a standard conference programme with a day of 'unconferencing', NTS 2023 will offer the best of both worlds.

Keynotes: Nvidia & Microsoft

The opening session of NTS 2023 will include keynotes from two of the industry's leading technology companies. Rich Hastie of Nvidia will look at the intersection between creativity and emerging technologies, focusing on the use of generative AI for virtual production and hosting infrastructures. The second keynote will come from Microsoft's Liviana Zürcher and Susanna Pepe. They will explore the latest trends and developments in architectures for Data and AI in media companies.

Also on the agenda for day one are speakers from BBC, BT Sports, Fraunhofer IIS, Matrox, Microsoft, Nvidia, Open Broadcast Systems, Sky, Smart Mobile Labs, and VRT. They will cover a broad range of topics, from cloud developments, cybersecurity and software-based production to key networking specifications, new building projects, 5G, change management for technology adoption, and more.

The conference programme and conversations at Monday evening's social gathering will provide ideal preparation for the first NTS unconference day on 16 May.

Register now to join us in Geneva and co-create the future of media production infrastructures.

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