Radio Ink Convergence 2011 is
a digital media conference for traditional and online radio broadcasters and media companies, and is focused on income- and audience-generating strategies. The conference is set for May 18-19, 2011 at the Microsoft Campus in Silicon Valley, CA, immediately following the RadioTech Summit with Judith Gross. Click above to learn more.

Radio Tech Summit 2011

May 17-18, 2011
Microsoft Silicon Valley Conference Center
Mountain View, CA

Tuesday, May 17
Radio -- Your Future is Ready

1:00-1:15 pm
Opening Remarks
Summit host
Scott Wallace, Chief Technology Officer, YouPlusMedia,LLC/


1:15-2:00 p.m.
Keynote Address:
James Cridland
, radio futurologist, Managing Director, Media UK


Session One: 2:00-2:35 p.m.
What's Next For HD?
Now that HD Radio has gotten its power boost, what is the next step for further penetration of the market, and what advances are ahead?
Moderator: Joe D'Angelo, Sr VP/Broadcast Programs and Services, iBiquity
Paul Brenner, SVP/CTO, Emmis Communications and President, BTC
Rick Ducey, Chief Strategy Officer, BIA/Kelsey


Session Two: 2:35-3:15 p.m.
The Mobile CX
This session examines the mobile app experience from the consumer's point of view. To frame the conversation, Jacobs will include two-three video segments from Arbitron/Jacobs Media's "Goin' Mobile" study, which took an in-depth look at 18 smartphone owners from around the country and examined their relationships with these gadgets.  Jacobs will show a segment, and then talk about the "CX" -- Consumer Experience -- and its implications for developers, broadcasters, and brands. 
Facilitator: Fred Jacobs, Preident, Jacobs Media
Rick Ducey, Chief Strategy Officer, BIA/Kelsey
Nikki Marra, MA Graduate/University of London, Producer, CBS Radio/Philadelphia
Bill Saurer, Pres/CEO, Principle Broadcasting, and Pres/CEO, Millennium Radio Group


Session Three 3:15-3:50 p.m.
Cheaper Better Faster
The latest in networked audio systems, including an overview of AoIP, TDM, hybrids, and updated switching technologies.
Moderator: Raul Velez, Chief Engineer, Univision Radio/San Francisco
Bob Band, Global Business Development Manager, Intraplex Products, Harris Corp.
Chris Crump, Director of Sales & Marketing, Comrex Corp.
Jay Tyler, Director of Sales, Wheatstone


3:50-4:05 p.m.
Coffee Break


Session Four 4:05-4:40 p.m.
New Uses For Existing Technologies
With new technology, less staff, and more tools to touch listeners such as Facebook, Twitter, mobile devices, etc, how can current infrastructures be changed to meet these needs?  Also, does this mean new revenue opportunities? What do bigger car receivers and richer displays mean for the way we currently manage RDS and the HD Pad? And what about the trend in RDS data for additional services such as interactive Web displays and even song tagging on Twitter?
Moderator: Ray Miklius, VP/Software Systems, Broadcast Electronics 
Jim Roberts, Sr. Product Manager/Software Systems, Broadcast Electronics
Bill Ruck, Freelance Broadcast Engineer


Session Five 4:40-5:05 p.m.
Audio Coding and Processing
The research that first made it possible to take media mobile and let it travel at the speed of light continues to evolve and shape the way media is consumed. But it still has to sound good.
Moderator: Scott Wallace, Chief Technology Officer, YouPlusMedia,LLC/
Jan Nordmann, Director/Marketing & Business Development, Fraunhofer Digital Media Technologies
Greg Ogonowski, VP/Product Development, Orban


5:05-5:40 p.m.
Keynote address:
Denise Oliver, co-founder,
"Brainstorming the Future -- What If?"

Wednesday, May 18
Turbo-Charge Your Streaming

7:15-7:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast


7:45-8:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks
Summit host
Kurt Hanson, Publisher, RAIN: Radio And Internet Newsletter, CEO, AccuRadio


Session Six 8:00-8:45 a.m.
Smartphone Apps For Streaming Radio/The Device Play
Discussing apps for the iPhone, Android, BBY, Windows Mobile 7, and webOS platforms. And what's the current status and future potential of Internet radio devices such as the Logitech Squeezebox Radio, Chumby, Livio tabletop radios, and indirect competitors like iPhone docks?
Moderator: Brian Foster, Vice President, NextMedia360
Raymond Barrett, Director of Product Management, Live365
Bill Moore, Founder & CEO, TuneIn
Shawn Sires, VP/Sales & Marketing, Airkast


Session Seven 8:45-9:15 a.m.
Internet Radio Coming To Your Dashboard
How Ford, Toyota, and others are putting Internet radio into automobiles.
Dave Frerichs, President/NRI Media, Owner/


BE Presentation


Session Eight 9:25-10:00 a.m.
CODECs Most Excellent
Pros and cons of streaming in AAC+v2 vs. MP3 vs. other methods.
Jan Nordmann, Director/Marketing & Business Development, Fraunhofer Digital Media Technologies


10:00-10:15 a.m.


Session Nine 10:15-11:05 a.m.
Ad Insertion and CDN Roundtable: What, When and How
Is it still necessary to cover AM/FM spot breaks with Internet-only spot schedules? If not, is it desirable anyway? What are the available approaches? And who should handle the bandwidth for streaming your station?
Moderator: Charles Andrew Whatley, VP/Sales & Marketing, MediaSpan Online
Michael Dalfonzo, Sales Manager, Abacast
Drew Hilles, CEO, theMEDIAdash
Greg Ogonowski, President, Modulation Index LLC
Alexis van de Wyer, General Manager, AdsWizz


11:05-11:15 a.m.
Closing Remarks 

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