Disney Streaming Expert Scott Labrozzi is October 4th Labcorp Series Speaker
Please join us on October 4th at 6:30 p.m. in room 1231 in Engineering Building 2 for the next featured speaker in the Fall 2022 Labcorp “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series.
Our special guest speaker will be Scott Labrozzi, Engineering Fellow/VP Core Media Technology at Disney Streaming. The topic of his talk is “Video Processing Through the Decades; Why Innovation Never Ends.”
Labrozzi is a widely recognized expert in the streaming media industry with 30 years of experience in leading technology and product development involving video technologies. With an MS in Computer Engineering from NC State, he started his career in the early 90s working at Sun Microsystems developing foundation software and hardware solutions for video processing, capture and encoding.
As a co-founder and later VP of Engineering at Osprey Technologies, he led the research and development for Osprey’s video software and hardware products that achieved wide industry recognition and adoption. As co-founder and CTO for Inlet Technologies, Labrozzi became intimately involved in the evolution of Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) solutions and his team’s products became the standard for ABR streaming. With Cisco’s purchase of Inlet in 2011, he continued to lead architectures related to ABR encoding and packaging. He was a lead author for the published industry standards on Adaptive Transport Streams and Encoder Boundary Point handling.
In 2016, Labrozzi joined Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) as a Senior Principal Engineer and the VP for the Core Media Processing organization which focused on MLBAM’s video and encoding technologies. MLBAM became Bamtech Media which was purchased by Disney. He is currently the VP of Core Media Technology and an Engineering Fellow at Disney Streaming. He and his team are responsible for building the organization’s Live and VOD video processing solutions, currently in use for ESPN+, Hulu, Star and Disney+. He’s also actively involved in various R&D efforts across The Walt Disney Company related to advancements in media processing.
Abstract: Thirty years ago, Labrozzi started his career focused on video processing. He never imagined that decades later he would still be transforming the domain, continuing to file multiple patents a year, authoring new industry standards, and would be awarded two Technical Emmys. During this talk, Labrozzi will review technology and industry factors that drove the evolution of video processing and delivery, lessons learned through start-ups and acquisitions that both lifted and stifled innovation, and why a passion for embracing creativity has led to a successful career.
The event is free and open to the public. Ample free parking is available on Centennial Campus after 5 pm. For directions and more information, click here.
These lectures have been approved by the CSC Graduate Oversight Committee to count toward the required lectures for graduate students.
***If you are unable or uncomfortable joining us in person, the talk will be broadcasted live at https://go.ncsu.edu/labcorpspeakerseries. As always, talks will be videotaped and made available (pending speaker approval) on a dedicated YouTube channel.***
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