1.5-day conference: Thursday Oct. 3 afternoon;
Friday Oct. 4 all day until 4:00 PM
Fireside Chat Presenters
Pushing the Limits of Computational Photography
Alexander recently left his role as Technical Advisor to Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai to lead product management for the company’s computational photography teams.
With his product leadership, these teams have pioneered innovation on Pixel Camera, leveraging AI and computer vision techniques to create photos unimaginable only a few years ago.
Topics we’ll discuss with Alexander include the vision that drives Google’s strategy, some of the processes behind the company’s accomplishments, and his views on the hardware/software debate, including how far AI can take us in improving the customer experience of computational photography.
CEWE: the European market leader’s growth surge in a mature photo print market
In just 2 years at the helm of CEWE, CEO Dr. Christian Friege can boast of fast-growing revenues as well as stock prices.
The growth part: CEWE’s photofinishing sales are up more than 11% YoY for the first half of this year; its stock has gone up 40% since January.
The big part: 4,000 employees; 12 print plants that produce 6.2 million photobooks a year, printing 2.2 billion photos.
The how they did it part: We’ll hear Dr. Friege’s take on his company’s successes, while also getting a glimpse of what else CEWE might have in store for the coming years!
Combatting the bad and ugly of imaging AI – Deepfakes & beyond
At this point it’s still hard to fully grasp the potential of today’s AI-based image and face recognition innovations, as much more is on – and beyond – the horizon.
But so is the potential for abuse, whether threats to security and privacy, Deepfakes or malevolent AI.
Hear from Prof. Yampolskiy, founder of the Cybersecurity Lab, and author of over 100 publications on these topics, including multiple journal articles and books.
Turning yesterday’s photo masterpieces into today’s accessible, discoverable and engaging archives
Florence-based Fratelli Alinari is the world’s oldest photo archive with over 5 million photos. Not only is digitizing a collection of precious photos at this scale a tremendous undertaking, making them searchable, discoverable and engaging for today’s generation poses yet another set of formidable challenges.
That’s where AI comes to the rescue.
Hear from Andrea de Polo, who spearheads Fratelli Alinari’s efforts to make its cultural heritage accessible and engaging through an economically driven and technically savvy solution.
Forecasting the Future of Visual Communication - 40 years on the bleeding edge
The increasing complexity of the world we live in and the issues we’re faced with demand of us that we communicate better - whether on an individual, group or societal level.
From being a 29-year-old photo journalist interviewing Ansel Adams, to becoming an award-winning photographer himself with his work featured internationally, to being a consultant for major imaging technology innovation for camera, software, and smartphone vendors, to authoring 16 books–one of which was the first consumer book on digital photography–to now spending his time as a full-time film maker, Mikkel Aaland has constantly tested and pushed the potential of technology to address that overriding goal.
Hear first-hand what he’s learned from his decades at the leading edge, and where he believes the opportunities (and threats) lie for the next 10 years.
The camera is dead – Long live the camera
Smartphones are gobbling up the feature gap that separates them from cameras. But how small can that gap really get? Are there camera value propositions that simply can’t be duplicated? And what are camera vendors doing to extend the gap? We’ll explore the consequences for anyone offering photo or video app, cloud or hardware solutions.
Building – and monetizing – the gig photo/video economy
Gig photography has been around about as long as photography itself, but today’s gig economy is turning it into a different beast. We’ll explore how learning from broader gig economy drivers can point to emerging opportunities for enablers and technology providers.
Print. Yes, Again
The photo print product is the original imaging monetizer that keeps reinventing itself into something new, year after year. What are the latest emerging opportunities that B2C and B2B photo print providers can’t afford to miss?
DEVELOPING AND LEVERAGING NEXT-GEN AI & AR CONSUMER IMAGING SOLUTIONS
AI is already everywhere in imaging, from recognition to enhancement to auto editing – and of course there’s much more to come.
In parallel, AR solutions are proliferating at a rapid pace, serving use cases ranging from having lots of fun to being highly productive.
As these two technologies evolve in mutually reinforcing ways, we, as an industry, must take the imaging solutions they enable to the next level of value and profitability, while also keeping things safe, secure and private for our customers – but how?
Show & Tell Presenters