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Friday, August 7, 2009

IBC 2009, RAI Centre, Amsterdam, Holland

MRG is a Media Sponsor of IBC 2009

September 10-15, 2009
RAI Centre, Amsterdam, Holland

IBC is an international forum for the electronic media industry, attracting 49,000+ visitors and 1,300+ exhibitors from more than 130 countries. It combines a highly respected and peer reviewed conference, an exhibition that demonstrates state of the art media technology and unrivalled networking opportunities.

Visitors can expect to learn about the developments which are shaping the industry, interact with the latest technologies, experience world first demonstrations and do business in a professional and supportive environment. IBC is an event for everyone involved in the world of content, creation, management and delivery.

For more information visit:

MRG Multimedia Research Group, Inc.: The Future of Digital Television

MRG is a Media Sponsor for the MPEGIF Master Class at IBC 2009

The Future of Digital Television
Room L, RAI Convention Center
Monday, 14 September, 2009
1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

As with past years during IBC, the MPEG Industry Forum, the largest advocacy group for MPEG technologies in the world, is presenting a full day session bringing together industry experts representing the most influential players in next generation video entertainment, multimedia and standards-based video delivery.

This latest edition of the MPEGIF Master Class, produced in cooperation with the University of St Petersburg (Russia), brings together senior executives and experts in digital television with a track record of pioneering new advanced technology, innovative service offerings with new business models. They will share their experiences, both good and bad, and expertise with a focus on technological progress and challenges, regulatory and commercial issues, and opportunities in the overall ecosystem of Digital Television.

Highlights will include insights into the following:
- How digital media standards will evolve to guarantee best-of-breed solutions
- The success factors for hybrid services bringing broadcast and unicast content together in a common platform
- How the multi-screen service will evolve as content is re-purposed and transformed for viewing on a wide variety of end user devices
- How the increase in unicast personalized video leads to a myriad of business opportunities
- Aspects of next generation digital broadcast from mobile to online video to HD and above as well as the challenges seen around the world regarding the transition to digital TV.
For a complete program agenda and speaker bios go to: MPEGIF Master Class at IBC

The Evolution of New Business Models for Existing Service Operators
Is this an Opportunity for New Service Providers to Emerge?

Jeff McSchooler – VP of Engineering, EchoStar Broadcasting Corporation
Kevin Baughan – Director of Technical Strategy, Virgin Media
Dieter Engel – Senior Vice President, Product Development Media Services, Deutsche Telekom AG
Casey Harwood – Senior VP, Turner Europe, Turner Broadcasting
Bob Luff – EVP & Chief Engineering Officer, Nielsen
Stuart Collingwood – VP EMEA, Sling Media

Matthew Huntington – VP of Product Marketing, Open TV
Manuel Gutierrez – CEO & President TDVision Systems
Ross Biggan – Director General, Association of Commercial Television in Europe
Robin Wilson – VP for Business Development, NagraVision
Mark Krivosheev - Chief Scientist, State Radio Research & Development Institute (NIIR) Moscow
Kaliu Kukk - Deputy General Director, Join-Stock Company “Telecom”, Moscow
Alexander Umbitaliev - Director, Television Research Institute, St. Petersburg
Professor Konstantin Glassman - Head of Video Systems Department at St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television

Chaired By:
Sebastian Moeritz, President MPEGIF / CEO dicas
David Price, Vice President MPEGIF / Vice President Harmonic

For more information on the MPEGIF Master Class go to: MPEGIF Activities at IBC 2009

Networking Drink Reception:

Join MPEGIF for a networking drink reception following the Master Class.
Monday, September 14, 2009
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Forum Room Lounge
RAI Conference Center

We hope to see you there,
MRG Multimedia Research Group, Inc. (MRG)
1754 Technology Drive, Suite 132
San Jose, CA 95110

PHONE 1-408-453-5553

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Damien Ng, Manager for LKQ Corp. speaks to Oracle Customer Service representative during the Oracle Services Day Open House on Tuesday, April 21, 2009. Damien Ng was selected as one of the winners of the Oracle Raffle Prize by Oracle host Jay Raymond and his assistant.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

ORACLE Services Day in Chicago

Optimize your Oracle investment now and drive down total cost of ownership with better utilization of Oracle services and tools.

Information technology leaders face unprecedented pressure to optimize existing solutions, generate greater efficiencies, and maintain an agile IT infrastructure that can respond to changing business priorities.

Oracle Customer Services Day is designed with practical examples to help companies like yours drive increased value from their Oracle investment. Many times, customers aren't even aware of the Oracle resources available as part of their Oracle Premier Support subscription. These information-rich working sessions feature services, technologies and best practices to illustrate how you can:

Lower Total Cost of Ownership – Drive down labor costs though better systems management and maintenance across the entire IT solution lifecycle
Minimize Business Risk – Leverage industry and Oracle best practices to optimize results
Improve Business Value – Drive better business results through better software utilization
Come meet with your peers and Oracle service executives as we discuss how you can better leverage services and your existing Oracle investments to gain greater efficiencies in your organization. See how Oracle Customer Services are helping thousands of customers get ahead and stay ahead in these challenging times.

Click here to register now for this FREE event or call 1.800.820.5592 ext. 6000.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009
8:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

The Westin Michigan Avenue
909 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Welcome & Introduction
9:10 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Keynote – Driving Greater Efficiencies with Oracle Customer Services
Featured Speaker: Ian Plummer, Vice President, Customer Services North America
9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Techniques for Extracting More Value from Oracle Premier Support
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Improving IT Productivity with Next Generation Support – My Oracle Support and Communities Demo
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Changing its ERP Stripes with the help of Oracle Support
Featured Speaker: Don O'Shea, CIO, Zebra Technologies
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session 1:
Oracle Advanced Customer Services
Drive Operational Excellence with Advanced Customer Services

Breakout Session 2:
Oracle University
Optimizing New Technology Implementations Through Comprehensive Training

Breakout Session 3:
Oracle Infrastructure
Realizing the Full Potential of Virtualization and Linux

Breakout Session 4:
Oracle On Demand
Best Practices for Doing More with Less
1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Break
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session 1:
Oracle Advanced Customer Services
Drive Operational Excellence with Advanced Customer Services

Breakout Session 2:
Oracle University
Optimizing New Technology Implementations Through Comprehensive Training

Breakout Session 3:
Oracle Infrastructure
Realizing the Full Potential of Virtualization and Linux

Breakout Session 4:
Oracle On Demand
Best Practices for Doing More with Less

Friday, March 27, 2009

Oracle BI: Get Smart in Uncertain Times

Oracle Business Intelligence hosted by Bill Kadiec and Paul A.
Rodwick, VP for Product Management, presented a
luncheon seminar at the Park Hyatt Chicago, on
Thursday, March 26, 2009, featuring business
technology to get a handle on business recovery
when it happens...since "smart companies
capitalize on the downturn by conserving cash,
driving down the cost of goods sold, maximizing
customer value, managing risk performance, and
optimizing workforce performance to gain
competitive advantage, manage operational
excellence, and maintain the lead with the next
competitive edge", according to Gartner polls and
press releases (January 14, 2009). Oracle advises
to "get smarter with better intelligence" and
integrated BI applications. Paul Rodwick
recommended smart strategies to manage risk and
performance actions that you can take immediately:
1. Consolidation of multiple Business Intelligence
Tools into a single platform.
2. Acceleration
3. Forecasting: to look into the future of the
next generation for information technology.