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NET Critical Conversations: The Rise of the Machines GPU Wars and Real-Time Rendering



Over the next few weeks, HPA Critical Conversations will be bringing you selected presentations from the 2020 HPA Tech Retreat. Normally these discussions are exclusive to event attendees, but in these unusual times we wanted to offer our community’s insight and expertise as widely as possible. Last year’s TR-X at the HPA Tech Retreat kicked off with a keynote from Entertainment Technologists Mark Turner, addressing the future of the Media & Entertainment industry and how to prepare next gen workflows and solutions.


Mark Turner

Mark Turner is President, Entertainment Technologists Inc, a boutique consulting and investment firm helping companies navigate the changes ahead. Mark was formerly Co-Founder & COO of Ryff – an innovative start-up using real-time graphics to adapt video to the viewer as it is distributed.

Prior to Ryff, Mark worked for Technicolor Corporate Development & Strategy running Cloud Production, Game Engine, VR, AR and Technology Licensing. Over a 23 year career Mark has also held positions with Dolby Laboratories, Microsoft, BT Media & Broadcast and Eutelsat.


Mark Chiolis

Mark Chiolis, Director of Business Development, Mobile TV Group; HPA Board Member

Mark Chiolis is the Director of Business Development for Mobile TV Group (MTVG), which provides facilities for over 4,000 live professional and college sports events with more than 35 mobile units based throughout the U.S. MTVG has been leading the 4K/UHD/HDR live event production with key broadcasters, networks and distribution companies.

Mark is currently working to interface with customers and partners to develop and support MTVG’s entertainment, egames, and esports events with current and new trucks.

Prior to MTVG, Chiolis worked in marketing, business development, and sales for Grass Valley, Thomson, Technicolor, Philips, and BTS as well as at television stations KMUV, KRBK and KVIE.

Chiolis is an active board member of the HPA, an associate member of the American Society of Cinematographers, past section manager of SMPTE, member of STE, SBE and California Broadcasters Association.

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