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Interview with Mark Testoni, President and Chief Executive of SAP National Security Services

By Debra Kaufman

At the 2017 HPA Tech Retreat, Mark Testoni, president and chief executive of SAP National Securities Services, which sells, implements, supports and develops software for cybersecurity, spoke on my panel on artificial intelligence/machine learning. His company’s client base is government agencies, the U.S. Department of Defense, law enforcement, Wall Street and financial institutions. I sat down with Testoni for a more in-depth talk about the topic.

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AC Podcast: Snowden

Cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle, ASC, BSC, DFF discusses his creative collaboration with director Oliver Stone on this real-life political thriller about whistleblower Edward Snowden. Listen to the podcast here.

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WIP’s Summer Networking Lunches!
Join WIP for lunch and networking on June 15, July 20, and August 17! Take advantage of a great opportunity to meet, share ideas and insights, and connect with your community.

ASC International Master Class to Arrive in China

Continuing its mission to educate the next generation of filmmakers, the American Society of Cinematographers has announced that the next ASC International Master Class sessions — conducted in partnership with Arri — will take place in Beijing, China, on April 10-13 and April 16-19. You'll find more details here.

AMIA’s Digital Asset Symposium Unveils Insightful Presentations on Key Issues in Media Management and Distribution

Netflix and MTV highlight program lineup.


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Member News

Blackmagic Design Announces Innovative New Control Panels for DaVinci Resolve

Blackmagic Design announced on March 2 the release of two new portable hardware control panels for DaVinci Resolve, its professional editing and color correction software.


Avid VENUE 5.4 for Avid VENUE

Avid recently announced the availability of a new version of Avid VENUE™ Software for its award-winning Avid VENUE | S6L live sound system.


Eddie Kim: Painting on an Audible Canvas

Don’t miss Therapy’s Eddie Kim on sound design in Communication Arts!

Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5 for Linux Now Available

Blackmagic Design announced that DaVinci Resolve, its professional editing and color correction software, is available on Red Hat and CentOS Linux.

Xytech Expands Executive Team

Xytech has expanded its executive team with the addition of industry veteran Michael Vinyard to the new role of Sr. Vice President of Professional Services.


Therapy’s Lenny Mesina Provides Offline Edit & Audio Post Production for JellyWolf

Award-winning director Alma Har’el recently unveiled JellyWolf, a new short film for The Fifth Sense, a digital platform from i-D and CHANEL that explores the emotion of scent and the way it inspires female creativity.

Scotland’s STV Upgrades Avid Infrastructure with Next-Generation News Graphics

Avid recently announced that STV, Scotland’s leading digital media brand, is deploying next-generation graphics solutions from the Avid Studio Suite.


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