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SMPTE Philadelphia Section Meeting Notice
Joint Meeting with Eastern PA SCTE
Guests and Non-members Welcome

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
6:15 PM – Catered Buffet  (courtesy of Comcast)
7:00 PM – Presentations

Admission Fee:
No charge

Comcast Studio C
Comcast Center (original tower)
1701 JFK Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19103
Check in with lobby Security and wait for an escort to the meeting area.
Late arrivals (7pm) may not be allowed entrance.

Derek Flickinger & Greg Hecker – Comcast


Presentation 1: Technology Trends 2018 – It Ain’t Whatcha Got, It’s What Ya Do With It

Join industry veteran and consultant Pete Putman as he takes us through his annual visits to CES and NAB to see what’s new in the world of consumer and professional electronics. 8K TV, connected appliances, faster WiFi, autonomous pizza delivery, conscious bathrooms, blinking robots, and roll-up televisions were all part of the craziness. Is CES getting too big? Have 4K TVs become disposable commodities? Do you really want to have conversations with your refrigerator? Can you turn your door into a touch-sensitive controller? (Most importantly, can robots do anything besides blink and wave their arms?)

Presentation 2: Comcast Technology Center Tour

Following Pete’s presentation, we will walk over to the new Comcast Tower for a private tour of their new Comcast Technology Center.

Presenter: Pete Putman, President – ROAM Consulting LLC

Peter H. Putman, CTS®, ISF, is President of ROAM Consulting LLC. A 40-year veteran of the AV industry, Pete has written extensively on digital video and display technology for numerous consumer and trade magazines, and is a frequent speaker at major trade shows and technical conferences, including the SMPTE annual technology conference, the NAB trade show, the Hollywood Post Alliance Technology Retreat, and the InfoComm International trade show. He is also the Editor and Publisher of

Pete holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Seton Hall University and a Master of Science degree in Television and Film from Syracuse University.

********************** PLEASE RSVP *********************
To help us plan for refreshments and seating, let us know if you’re coming to the meeting. Please RSVP your attendance in advance to Steve Tadzynski at with the names of those attending, your contact info, and your affiliation no later than noon on December 4th.

Parking/Public Transit:

» Google Map of parking lots near Comcast Center:

» The Comcast Center is directly accessible from the Suburban Station concourse for train and SEPTA riders.

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