IPTC Business Meets Technology Day 2012

The Business Meets Technology Day is an annual invitation-only event organized since 2010 by the IPTC.

In 2012, the Business Meets Technology Day brought together product and technical experts from across the industry to discuss trends in news creation and distribution and promotes dialog between business and technology stakeholders.

It was held on 12 June 2012 at the New York Times Conference Center in New York, NY, USA.

For all presentations and discussions videos hosted on You Tube are available.

Technology: Blending the new with the old

APIs are offering news providers powerful new ways to handle content and innovate. Who is leading the change? How can publishers hampered by legacy CMS systems join the ride?

Matt Yanchyshyn, Manager of Global Content Distribution Platforms, Associated Press 11 min
Evan Sandhaus, Lead Architect, Semantic Platforms, New York Times 21 min
Asif Rahman, Chief Architect, NewsCred 13 min – see his blog entry

Open discussion with the speakers 8 min
Marc Frons, Chief Information Officer, New York Times

This track was moderated by Andreas Gebhard, Getty Images  & IPTC director

Data journalism: The machine as journalist?

Is data journalism the continuation of traditional reporting by other means or the dawn of something entirely new? What tools and skills do news organizations need to prosper in the age of data?

Scott Klein, Editor of News Applications, ProPublica 10 min
Tom Torok, Chief Database Editor, New York Times 16 min
Janet Roberts, Reporter Data Team, Thomson Reuters 12 min

Open discussion with the speakers 43 min

This track was moderated by Vincent Baby, Thomson Reuters & IPTC Chairman

Usage rights: Progress in sight

News providers are getting better at protecting their intellectual property on the web. What are the best strategies? How to strike the right balance between inducements and sanctions?

Harold Geller, Chief Growth officer, Ad-ID LLC and SVP Cross-Industry Workflow, 4As 7 min
George Galt, Associate General Counsel, Associated Press, 3 min
Offir Gutelzon, CEO, PicScout, a Getty Images company 11 min

Open discussion with the speakers 36 min

This track was moderated by Stuart Myles, Associated Press & IPTC Working Group Lead