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Reliable Internet Streaming Transport (RIST) is a technology stack built for low latency and reliable transport of audio/video data over the open Internet. Developed within the Video Services Forum (VSF) by a large group of industry experts and built on top of existing RFC standards, RIST allows for interoperability between technology vendors while allowing for individual innovation.

Join the discussion in this panel which includes Amazon Web Services (AWS) as well as RIST Forum members Cobalt Digital, Mankin Media, Net Insight, Video Flow, and Zixi representing both users who have implemented RIST within their facilities, as well as some of the technology manufactures that have participated in public interoperability testing at industry events.


2019 NAB Show on Tuesday, April 9, at 2 p.m.


South Hall Learning Lab (S210) in the Las Vegas Convention Center.



Moderator: Rick Ackermans

Principal Engineer at MVA Broadcast Consulting

Rick is a Director within the Video Services Forum, and has moderated many panels in the past. Rick is also a member of the Board of Governors for the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. From 1997 to 2015, Rick worked for Turner in various engineering management roles. Rick currently is the Principal Engineer for MVA Broadcast Consulting.

Evan Statton

Principle Architect, Media and Entertainment at Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Evan leads the broadcast technology strategy at AWS, supporting the cloud migration for some of the largest media and entertainment customers in the world. Evan works closely with industry leaders to develop and champion the best solutions possible for media delivery.

Prior to joining AWS Elemental, Evan lead the design and engineering of playout and distribution systems at NBCUniversal, and designed and deployed live video contribution systems at over 75 locations for BAMTech. Evan holds a Masters in electrical engineering and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in TV & Film, both from New York University. When not helping customers design their media workflows, Evan enjoys spending time skiing in the mountains of Colorado or trying to train his dog.

Adi Rozenberg

Co Founder, CTO at VideoFlow

Mr Adi Rozenberg brings more than 16 years of R&D development (HW and SW) in MPEG multiplexing, Dolby Encoding, Dense IRD, Video Over IP products and Video Gateways, Residential gateways and network processing IC. Adi has vast experience in managing multi-disciplinary development teams including HW, SW, System, QA and Algorithm.

Prior to founding VideoFlow, Mr. Rozenberg held the position of AVP networking at Metalink Broad Band Networks Ltd. Adi holds a BSc in Computer Engineering from the Israel Technion.

Alexander Sandström

Head of Product Marketing and Strategic Product Manager at Net Insight

In addition to being co-chair for the RIST Forum, Alexander Sandstrom is heading up product marketing for media transport at Net Insight, providing broadcasters and media service providers with IP based video transport solutions enabling the shift to IP production infrastructure, software-based media workflows, cloud resources as well as Internet contribution and distribution.

Sandstrom has spent most of the past decade driving the shift to IP and Software Defined Networking in telecom and broadcast by designing, selling and marketing IP and SDN based solutions at one of the world’s largest telecom vendors.

Ben Mankin

Founder, Mankin Media

While working in broadcast production, Ben saw a growing need for talented and creative people to lead organizations and churches through the media revolution. In 2001, he decided to start Mankin Media Systems in the spare bedroom of his condo. One day, after his neighbor signed for 14 speaker boxes that came truck freight, he realized it might be time to make things a bit more formal. Since that time he’s consulted, designed, and installed technical systems all over the world while building a team around him of smart and savvy people. Hundreds of projects and dozens of awards later, Ben’s passion to help leaders better engage their audience has never burned brighter.

Ciro Noronha

Director of Technology, Compression Systems at Cobalt Digital 

Dr. Ciro Noronha holds a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica, Brazil, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He has worked in the compressed video over IP space since 1995. Dr. Noronha has previously held engineering management positions at Optivision, SkyStream, Tandberg Television and Ericsson, having led the development of a number of compression and networking products, including encoders, decoders, transcoders, gateways and multiplexers.

In 1999 and 2001, he had appointments as Consulting Professor at the Electrical Engineering Department at Stanford University. Dr. Noronha was one of the founders of ImmediaTV Corporation, acquired by Cobalt Digital in 2016 and is currently Director of Technology at Cobalt Digital. Dr. Noronha is the author or co-author of a number of academic papers and has six issued patents.

Uri Avni

Co-Founder, CTO at Zixi

Uri Avni is a scientist, inventor and pragmatic technologist. As Chief Technology Officer, Uri is responsible for pushing the boundaries of research and development of the Zixi technology as well as the delivery of Zixi products. Uri brings a wealth of experience in hardware systems and software development to Zixi, which he acquired at the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). As a Captain, Uri served as the lead developer of operative software for complex electronic warfare systems. There, he also researched and implemented electronic warfare algorithms, geographical software infrastructure, and wireless communications infrastructure.

In 2002, Uri served as Software Developer for Talent Solutions, a Raanana company. Uri was involved in advancing real-time IP protocol auditing systems and led a team to develop network-enabled surveillance systems as well as a high-performance audio archiving and streaming system. Uri received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, cum laude, and a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering, summa cum laude, from Tel Aviv University.