2018 Devoncroft Executive Summit: The Business of Media Technology

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the 2018 Devoncroft Executive Summit?
The 2018 Devoncroft Executive Summit is scheduled to take place on Sunday April 8, 2018 from 1pm to 5pm in Latour 1-4 at the Wynn Las Vegas.

The Summit is co-located with Avid Connect 2018.

Why should I attend the 2018 Devoncroft Executive Summit?
The seventh annual Devoncroft Executive Summit is a half-day thought-provoking kick-off to the 2018 NAB Show. The Summit’s unique format brings together thought leaders representing the entire media technology ecosystem – including broadcasters, media companies, media service providers, telcos, technology suppliers, cloud providers, and IT companies – about their strategies for future success during the most dynamic time our industry has ever experienced.

In addition to sessions dedicated to the latest market research and industry trends from Devoncroft analysts Josh Stinehour and Joe Zaller, you’ll hear from some of the industry’s most sought-after speakers, including moderated panel sessions featuring:

  • Broadcast Technology Vendor CEOs
  • Broadcast Network CTOs
  • IT Technology Suppliers
  • Cloud and OTT providers
  • Media Service Providers
  • Broadcaster CEOs

The Summit is a great way to find out about the latest industry trends, and hear about the commercial issues facing the media industry from the perspective of senior executives from each component of the media technology industry ecosystem.

The Summit’s broad scale, high-quality speaker line-up, and senior attendees make it a great opportunity for networking.

Who is speaking at the 2018 Devoncroft Executive Summit?
The speaker line-up at the 2018 Devoncroft Executive Summit includes analysts from Devoncroft Partners who will draw on their latest research to present findings about the state of the media industry, trends and new technologies in in the industry, industry consolidation, M&A, and financing activities, and more.

There are also multiple moderated panel sessions, such as:

  • Broadcast Technology Vendor CEOs – including John Stroup, CEO of Belden (owner of Grass Valley, and recent acquirer of Snell Advanced Media)
  • Broadcast Network CTOs – including representatives from Discovery, and TV Globo
  • IT Technology Suppliers – including Dave Ward, CTO M&E at Cisco Systems
  • Cloud and OTT providers – including Amazon Web Services
  • Media Service Providers
  • Broadcaster CEOs – including Wendy McMahon, president of Disney/ABC owned television stations

We will update this site as more speakers are confirmed. Please check back regularly.

Can I apply to speak at the Devoncroft Summit, or can I nominate someone from my organization to speak?
Yes. We are always looking for senior-level thought leaders to speak at our events. Please email summit [at] Devoncroft [dot] com of you are interested.
I've been to previous Devoncroft Summits at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and I was able to use my show badge for entry. Why is a separate registration required this year?
Yes. A separate registration from the NAB Show is required. Please click here to visit the registration page.

In order to accommodate its continued year-on-year growth, we’ve re-located the 2018 Devoncroft Summit to the Wynn Las Vegas.

Although this move provides us with more space, it also comes with substantially higher costs versus previous years. For this reason, we are charging an admission fee to cover our costs. The admission fee is $149.99. We are however running an Early Bird special of $99.99 until March 12th.

Please consider joining us  – we are planning a very exciting half-day event which we hope you will agree is of value. Thank you for your past support and we hope to see you on April 8th, 2018. 

I am attending Avid Connect. Can I enter the Devoncroft Summit Using my Avid Connect credentials, or do I need to register separately?
A separate registration from is required. Please click here to visit the registration page.


Is the Devoncroft Summit Afilliated with the NAB Show?
Yes. The 2018 Devoncroft Executive Summit is a co-located NAB Show event.

All attendees of the Devoncroft Executive Summit will automatically receive complimentary exhibits-only registration for the 2018 NAB Show.

To register for a free exhibits-only pass for the 2018 NAB Show please click here.

Are sponsorship opportunities available?
Yes. We have partnered with TVNewsCheck, who are handling all sponsorship opportunities. A variety of sponsorship packages are available.

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2018 Devoncroft Executive Summit, please contact:

Kathy Haley | Publisher | NewsCheckMedia LLC | 484.412.8297