Navigating the Future of TV and Broadcasting 

We have gathered broadcast industry experts from Dell Technologies and NVIDIA, along with the International Trade Association for Broadcast and Media (IABM) to review the trends and buzz from the recent IBC23 show. 

Tune in to this live webcast as they unpack the hype and discuss the transformation happening right now in the world of broadcasting. 

This Roundtable was held on Tuesday, October 17.


Tom Butts
Tom Butts
TV Tech
Editor in Chief

Tom has covered the broadcast technology market for the past 25 years, including three years handling member communications for the National Association of Broadcasters followed by a year as editor of Video Technology News and DTV Business executive newsletters for Phillips Publishing. In 1999 he launched for internet B2B portal Verticalnet. He is also a charter member of the CTA's Academy of Digital TV Pioneers. Since 2001, he has been editor-in-chief of TV Tech (, the leading source of news and information on broadcast and related media technology and is a frequent contributor and moderator to the brand’s Tech Leadership events.

Thomas Burns
Thomas Burns
Dell Technologies
CTO, Media & Entertainment

Thomas Burns, Dell Technologies’ CTO for Media & Entertainment has re-engineered global post-production workflows and developed HDR imaging solutions for episodic and feature projects. He built a boutique VFX facility in Shanghai, a feature animation studio in Toronto, and a broadcast facility in Manhattan’s Chelsea Market. @TVBurns began his career at Silicon Graphics, Inc., developing Maya animation software and managing digital disk recorder products.

Michael Kaplan
Michael Kaplan
Director Global Business Development

Michael Kaplan is the Director of Global Business Development at NVIDIA. He is responsible for identifying and implementing solutions within the Media & Entertainment industry. Michael has over 2 decades of experience with visualization, data center and cloud technology. He has been involved in projects ranging from Visual Effects (VFX), Artificial Intelligence, Virtualization and Generative AI. Prior to NVIDIA Michael has held management positions with Silicon Graphics, Sony Broadcast, and Avid.

Lorenzo Zanni
Lorenzo Zanni
Head of Knowledge

A graduate of Pisa, Durham, Swansea, and Glasgow Universities, Lorenzo Zanni holds a BSc in Economics and Management, an MSc in Business Economics, and an MSc in Data Analytics.

Lorenzo found a perfect fit for his passion for economic and business analysis when he joined IABM in 2015; the broadcast and media industry was just beginning to embrace data to drive its technology and business development strategies.

Lorenzo has been responsible for growing IABM’s Business Intelligence portfolio into the authoritative, widely referenced, member resource it is today. He has overseen the restructuring of the full range of reports to deliver more focused, actionable, and data-driven business intelligence.

Lorenzo’s research is widely quoted in international industry publications and he has also presented at shows and conferences around the world, including IBC and NAB Show.