BGS Logo
Who: Skip Pizzi
From: National Association of Broadcasters
What: NAB Show Express – A Review and Wrap Up
When: July 14, 2020 6:30 PM
Sponsor: Broadcasters General Store

Our July 2020 speaker was Skip Pizzi of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB).  Skip gave a wrap-up of the NAB Show Express, the virtual Spring show, and provided a preview of plans for the NAB's forthcoming virtual Fall show.  Skip kindly provided his presentation.  Please see the PDF File linked below.

While it's admittedly unorthodox to have a virtual SBE meeting to discuss the virtual NAB convention, it should be noted that the NAB Show Express materials will remain accessible (here) until the end of August, 2020.  Considering the voluminous amount of material, this carefully curated overview was surely useful to take full advantage of the vast number of sessions, on-demand videos, exhibitor materials, industry whitepapers, eBooks, presentations, and guides available to you - free (after user registration).

Skip Pizzi is Vice President, Technology Education and Outreach, at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) here in Washington, DC. His career has spanned the radio, television and digital media industries, with 13 years at NPR and 11 years at Microsoft. He has been a featured columnist for numerous industry publications, and spent 7 years as an editor at Broadcast Engineering magazine. He has authored, co-authored or edited several books, most recently A Broadcast Engineering Tutorial for Non-Engineers, 4th edition, and the NAB Engineering Handbook, 11th edition, both published by Focal Press. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Advanced Television Standards Committee (ATSC) Technology Group 3 (TG3), which has developed the ATSC 3.0 standard, and was the 2017 recipient of ATSC’s Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the Ultra HD Forum. He is a graduate of Georgetown University, where he studied Fine Arts, International Economics and Electrical Engineering.

Our meeting was held virtually via the Internet, with Zoom costs sponsored by our friends at Broadcasters General Store.  We established the conference shortly after 6:00 pm.  About 6:30 pm, we had a brief bit of business and start our program.  We were delighted that our friends from SBE Chapter 54 in Hampton Roads were able to join us. 

Meeting Video:

Meeting Attendees

Mr. Michael Baxter
Mr. David Bialik
Mr. Richard Cassidy
Mr. Jonathan Charry
Mr. Mark Fehlig
Mr. Joseph Fleming
Mr. Mike Friedman
Mr. Scott Fybush
Ms. Gale Garziglia
Mr. Thomas Hackett
Mr. Willy Halla
Mr. Bruce Harrison
Mr. William Hoctor
Mr. Thomas Hormuth
Mr. Evan Kean
Ms. Margo Kelly
Mr. Albert Kornak
Mr. Raymond Lenz
Mr. James Lillibridge
Mr. Chuck Lindner
Ms. Krissy Mabry
Mr. Ashok Malhutna
Mr. William McBride
Mr. Joseph Mills
Ms. Becky Mundschenk
Mr. Jorge Nunez
Ms. Pam O'Neal
Mr. Wayne Pecena
Mr. Jonathan Perkes
Mr. Skip Pizzi
Ms. Deborah Roberts
Mr. Christopher Root
Mr. Art Rose
Mr. Daniel Ryson
Mr. Alan Saunders
Mr. Tim Sawyer
Mr. Dale Scherbring
Ms. Carol Shumate
Mr. Gene Simmons
Mr. William Smith
Mr. Michael Starling
Mr. Scott Storkel
Mr. Todd Washburn
Mr. Jake Westerman