Hanno Basse Confirmed as Keynote Speaker for the 2023 SMPTE Media Technology Summit

Hanno Basse

SMPTE, the home for media professionals, technologists, and engineers, has officially confirmed Hanno Basse as the keynote speaker for the 2023 SMPTE Media Technology Summit. Basse is the current chief technology officer of Digital Domain and has over 30 years of industry experience.

Prior to his position at Digital Domain, Basse served as CTO of Microsoft Azure Media and Entertainment. His time there was spent spearheading collaborative efforts on content production/postproduction workflows for studios, implementing cloud and AI technology, and interacting with various partners and industry groups to ensure production specifications.

Basse is also the former CTO at 20th Century Fox Film Corporation. While there, he was instrumental in implementing cutting-edge technologies like high-dynamic range and Ultra HD, driving the film industry’s technological advancement to new heights.

Before that, he served as the senior vice president of Broadcast Systems Engineering for DirecTV, where he oversaw the organization’s transition to HD and pioneered its video-on-demand infrastructure, setting new standards for the broadcast industry.

David Grindle, the executive director of SMPTE, stated, “Hanno Basse has spent his career at the forefront of media technology. His insight on where we are going and how technological advancements will impact our industry is a fantastic start to our time together.”

The 2023 SMPTE Media Technology Summit is the Society’s annual technical conference that brings together global industry leaders to share their latest research findings and offer solutions to industry issues while providing a space for professionals to network and learn. Attendees will have access to both peer-reviewed technical sessions and presentations and panels on the industry’s most pressing issues, as well as to the Emerging Technology sessions in the Solutions Hub and all the new features of this year’s conference.

Current Summit sponsors include:
Signiant – Attendee lounge sponsor
Dell Technologies – Registration sponsor
Warner Bros. Discovery – Awards Gala Title sponsor
The Studio at B&H – Live production sponsor
Ai Media Technologies LLC – Live captioning sponsor
Riedel Communications Inc. – Wireless communication sponsor
Arista Networks – Gold sponsor

More information about the 2023 Media Technology Summit can be found here.