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Digital Production Buzz – June 22, 2017

IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) has the same power to disrupt traditional media creation as did digital video or NLEs. But what is it? Is it just Cloud storage or is it something much more? Tonight, we find out.

Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Paul Babb, Pierson Clair, Emery Wells, Denise Muyco, Bruce Long, and James DeRuvo.

  • IaaS – Redefining Media Creation
  • IaaS – The Bigger Picture
  • How to Keep Your Data Safe in The Cloud
  • Create Visual Effects in The Cloud
  • – Collaborate in The Cloud
  • The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

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IaaS – Redefining Media Creation

Paul Babb

Paul Babb, President/CEO, MAXON US

Iaas (Infrastructure as a Service) is one of the three latest buzzwords from The Cloud; along with SaaS and PaaS. But what is it? Why is it poised to disrupt everything we’ve been doing for the last 20 years? Tonight, Paul Babb, CEO of Maxon/US, joins us to explain this new technology and what makes it both troubling and exciting.

IaaS – The Bigger Picture

Bruce K. Long

Bruce K. Long, CEO and Co-founder, BeBop Technology

Moving our tools to The Cloud requires a major change in thinking about where we store assets, the gear we need to buy and where we can do our work. Bruce Long is the CEO and co-founder of BeBop Technology. Tonight, we talk with Bruce about the implications IaaS has for artists, production houses, software developers and clients. There is a LOT under-the-hood!

How to Keep Your Data Safe in The Cloud

Pierson Clair

Pierson Clair, Faculty, Viterbi School of Engineering, USC

Increasingly, media creators are being invited to move their assets to The Cloud. Given that we are all paranoid by nature, is it possible to keep our data safe once its stored in The Cloud? Tonight, Pierson Clair, a forensic investigator specializing in data breeches and a member of the USC faculty, joins us to explain what we need to know to keep our data safe.

Create Visual Effects in The Cloud

Denise Muyco

Denise Muyco, Co-Founder and CEO, StratusCore

StratusCore began in 2011 with Cloud-based tools to enable artists to access the latest technology without needing the latest hardware or software on their local system. Denise Muyco is the CEO and co-founder of StratusCore. Tonight, she explains how it works, how artists can benefit and what they do to keep your assets secure. – Collaborate in The Cloud

Emery Wells

Emery Wells, CEO and Co-Founder,

Emery Wells is the co-founder and CEO of They make Cloud-based tools focusing on collaboration, media transfer, review and approval for teams. Tonight, Emery explains what they do, plus their latest product: Enterprise.

The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

James DeRuvo

James DeRuvo, Film and Technology Reporter, DoddleNEWS

James DeRuvo, Senior Writer at DoddleNEWS, has a multi-faceted career that spans radio, film and publishing. Covering technology in the video industry for nearly 20 years, James presents our weekly DoddleNEWS Update.

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