May 16-17, 2017 | New York Hilton Midtown

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Content Management & Workflows

From content ingestion to media management and delivery, the online video ecosystem is quite complex, with many moving parts. Learn how you can simply your workflow while still keeping it scalable and cost effective.

Tuesday, May 10, 2017

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

D101 - Case Study: How A Multi-Camera, Live-Streamed Talk Show Launched On Facebook

Learn the ins and outs of how a professionally produced, live stream, talk show reached 12 million viewers in it's first season strictly through Facebook Live and with no major network. See how the show was pitched, sold, made and how it integrated brands in unique ways for sponsorship. Attendees will hear from NBC's Al Roker who co-produces The Never Settle Show and Mario Armstrong the EP & Host.

Mario Armstrong, NBC TODAY Contributor and Creator - Never Settle Show

DT101 - Discovery Track

How to Apply Content-Adaptive Encoding to Reduce Bitrates Up to 50% Without Any Loss in Quality
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

This session will present Beamr’s content-adaptive technology and its role as a stand-alone bitrate optimizer for already compressed H.264 files, and Beamr’s content-adaptive rate-control which when integrated with the encoder enables HEVC 1080p at just 1.5Mbps. Attendees will learn why the fixed recipe approach to encoding is not sufficient to achieve the low bitrates that congested networks require with the quality that is being demanded by consumers.

Attend this session for your chance to win: For every qualified OTT content distributor, managed service operator, telco, or media & entertainment company who attends the session, Beamr will grant a free 45-day evaluation license of up to ten (10) Beamr 5 or Beamr Optimizer instances. Beamr 5 is the world’s best HEVC software encoder SDK and Beamr Optimizer, formerly known as Beamr Video, is widely acclaimed for it’s ability to reduce bitrates by up to 50% without video quality degradation. For those looking to experience the benefits of the Beamr optimization process as part of their HEVC encoding workflow, Beamr will grant an upgrade to Beamr 5x which is the world's highest quality HEVC encoder able to produce 4K at less than 10Mbps and 1080p at just 1.5Mbps. A small administrative fee will be required, but qualified customers will have the option of putting these files into their production workflows. Not every company will qualify and Beamr reserves the right to deny any evaluation or upgrade request.

Mark Donnigan, VP, Marketing - Beamr
Not Just Another Technical Solution – Movingimage Enterprise Video Platform (EVP) Impacts Your Life
10:55 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Video is changing the way companies function. Advanced Enterprise Video Platforms (EVPs) power corporate intranets and allow marketers to reach customers via multiple channels. The key element that is changing the market is how content creation has shifted from using professionally designed content to employee-generated content. For this shift to be successful, EVP tools must be easy to use for employees at all levels. Plus, EVPs also must serve as the central integration hub for video-related technologies, from intranet CDNs to 360° VR video. In this presentation, we will focus on how video is changing the way companies like DHL, Volkswagen, Vodafone and Allianz operate, how video can be used to improve the customer experience, key integration challenges and the importance of having added levels of security within the EVP.

Sebastian Picklum, Product Vision Owner - MovingImage
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

C101a - VP9/AV1 Video Compression Update

WebM VP9 has seen adoption by major media companies and has over two billion devices that support playback. This talk will give an update on some of the latest performance benchmarks and discuss some VP9 encoding best practices around high bit-depth and HDR. The talk will also include an update on development of the next-generation AV1 codec by the Alliance for Open Media.

Matt Frost, Head of Strategy and Partnerships - Google Chrome
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

DT102 - Discovery Track

Is H.265 All That Its Cracked Up to Be?
11:45 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

The bandwidth savings and encoding performance of HEVC is undeniable, but how does it fit into existing workflows? This discussion will cover the pros and cons of moving to H.265, how to get the most out the new compression standard, and best practices for integrating HEVC without reinventing your workflow.

Jon Landman, Vice President of Sales - Teradek
Why Operational Analytics Are Vital to Support Live Streaming QoE
12:10 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

While the price of success is high, the cost of failure is even higher. Using operational streaming analytics to monitor and support streaming media deployments is as important as—and in many cases more mission critical than—just deploying an in-player streaming analytics solution. In-player and last mile solutions focus on issues as they affect the customers, which is often too late and does little to improve customer retention and minimize churn. Operational streaming analytics alert content distributors and live streaming solution providers to delivery problems as they happen and provide immediate solution responses, before they become end user issues.

Attend this session for your chance to win: GoPro Hero 5 ($399 value)

Mitch Askenas, Business Development, North America - Touchstream
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

DT103 - Discovery Track

Social-Media Streaming for Pro AV
12:45 p.m. - 1:05 p.m.

Social media streaming is exploding right now for businesses of all sizes. Learn about the tools needed to deliver a professional production to take advantage of the interactivity and massive subscriber base of Facebook Live, YouTube and other social services. We'll walk you through encoding setups for a budget of any size to include dedicated audio, pro HD cameras, API integration and multi-streaming.

Attend this session for your chance to win: Epiphan Webcaster social media streaming device ($299.95 value)

David Kirk, VP Marketing - Epiphan Video
Leveraging IBM Cloud Object Storage to Improve Streaming CDNs' Performance and Cost Efficiencies
1:10 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Today's CDN platforms are upgrading and building out infrastructure to reach increasingly larger numbers of consumers' mobile devices and SmartTVs across North America, Europe and Asia, and extending their reach to the rest of the world. IBM Cloud Object Storage can provide CDN long tail and origin storage with the advantages of its patented object storage: nearly infinite scalability, 10+ nines of reliability and availability, and the lowest total cost of ownership of any storage platform available today. This presentation will provide all stakeholders in the digital supply chain with usable information about your options for CDN storage.

Bruce Ross, Global Solutions Leader, Media & Entertainment and Service Providers - IBM Cloud Object Storage
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

B103 - Social Video: Strategies for Success

As TV viewing moves further and further into digital, cable networks and media companies are searching for the best ways to reach audiences online. How do they find digital audiences, and what’s the best way to reach them? A roundtable of media and brand executives will share their strategies for success, using a mixture of organic and paid media to drive results. This session will discuss how data is the key to unlocking the power of social video strategies.

Moderator: Rick Bashkoff, SVP, Business Development - Zefr
Britta Von Schoeler, President - Broadway Video Enterprises
Blake Stuchin, VP, Digital Media Business Development - NFL
Gabriella Mirabelli, CEO - Anatomy
Brian Ring, Principal Analyst - Ring Digital

C103 - Implementing Methods For Reducing Video Bitrates While Retaining Quality

This session will provide practical methods for reducing bitrate and retaining the full video quality. Hear how streaming service providers and multi-service operators are applying these techniques to reduce network traffic, improve quality of service, and meet today's consumer video quality expectations for 4k, and other advanced video services.

Moderator: Mark Donnigan, VP, Marketing - Beamr
Prem Bangole, Director, Engineering - Gogo
Samir Ahmed, VP, Technology & Chief Architect Video - FandangoNow
Jeremy Morrison, VP, Sales Engineering, - Deluxe Delivery
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

D104 - Feeding An Army: How To Build A Live Video Platform For 30,000+ Concurrent Channels

Learn how Twitch accommodates a user base size larger than the population of New York City each day while maintaining service quality for all users. This presentation will go over Twitch's ABR transcoding solution and how it was built as a high-density solution to bring positive feasibility analysis results in terms of cost-density, video quality, reliability, and software architecture. With close to 10 million daily active users and an average of 106 minutes watched per person per day, you’ll learn how Twitch keeps things running smoothly.

Yueshi Shen, Principal Research Engineer - Twitch
Ivan Marcin, Senior Engineering Manager - Twitch

DT105 - Discovery Track

Sweet Streams: Optimizing Video Delivery
2:45 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.

You've carefully compressed. You've strategically transcoded. But that still doesn't guarantee the best streaming video experience for your viewers. Get best practices from behind the scenes and make sure your media delivers around the world without interruptions, without degradation, and without fail.

Attend this session for your chance to win: An iPad Mini with a custom skin ($460 value)

Nathan Moore, Director, Principal Software Engineer, DevOps - StackPath
Making Your Video Workflow Work for You
3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Instantaneously delivering high quality video worldwide to every screen typically leads to complex publishing workflows – but it doesn’t have to. In this session, we’ll discuss how to create scalable processes that streamline operations without sacrificing the video quality your audiences want and expect. We’ll also use real-world examples to show how companies are tackling critical workflow challenges.

Attend this session for your chance to win: GoPro Hero5 Black 4K Action camera ($400 value)

Charles Kraus, Senior Product Marketing Manager-Video - Limelight
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

B105 - SPECIAL SESSION: How Special Operations Veterans Can Impact The DNA of You & Your Organization

Session produced by
Tactivate

Veterans from the military Special Operations Forces (SOF) community are among our nations greatest   untapped economic assets. The skills learned and honed while in service are directly applicable and invaluable when effectively employed in the private sector. This session with former Special Operations veterans and entrepreneurs will explore how the notions of situational awareness, transparency, empathy, adaptability and integrity inherent to the SOF community can and should be incorporated in your life and within business irrespective of industry.

Jesse Levin, Founder - Tactivate
Matthew "Griff" Griffin, Co-Founder - Combat Flip Flops (Former Army Ranger)
Trey Russell, Captain - U.S. Army, Special Forces


Wednesday, May 11, 2017

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

B201 - Establishing Parity Between Online Video and Broadcast Television

We are starting to see momentum gather for online video: cable subscribers are declining and online video consumption is increasing. But the two experiences, watching TV and watching online video, aren’t the same yet. Broadcast television generally has better quality, more consistent delivery, and improved customer service. Yet the allure of anytime, anywhere access from any device is driving consumer behavior towards OTT services like Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and more. In this panel, we’ll talk about what it might take to get parity between the traditional television experience and streaming video.

Moderator: Jason Thibeault, Executive Director - Streaming Video Alliance, UK
Clark Pierce, SVP, TV Everywhere - FOX Sports Go
Andreas Engde, Project Manager - Viaplay
John Bishop, CTO, Media Division - Akamai

DT201 - Discovery Track

Time- and Cost-Efficient OTT Publishing Strategies
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Learn how to develop a cost-efficient, practical and scalable viewership growth strategy through new streaming television platforms (OTT/ConnectedTV) across all leading platforms such as Roku, Amazon FireTV, AndroidTV, AppleTV, SmartTVs, Gaming Consoles and Social Networks. Receive insights from the fastest OTT/ConnectedTV developers, explore best practices, learn how to avoid costly detours and delays, and secret tricks on how to boost viewership growth without spending money.

Attend this session for your chance to win: Amazon FireTV Box ($90 value) plus a $5,000 OTT/Connected TV ad campaign

Andreas Kisslinger, CEO - Lightcast.com
Unified, End-to-End QC & Monitoring for Streaming Content Workflow
10:55 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Delivering OTT video is a complex process involving many challenges such as new standards, varied end-user devices, and changing video production and delivery formats. To deliver high quality OTT content, Broadcasters and Video Service Providers need enterprise class, end-to-end QC and monitoring tools. Using the right tools for live and VOD workflows at ingest and origin server will help assure superior QoS and QoE in the most efficient manner. In this session, we will discuss how this can be achieved.

Giveaway at the this session: Car mobile device holder

Anuapama Anantharaman, Director, Product Marketing and Sales - Interra
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

DT202 - Discovery Track

Viz Story. Create Anywhere. Share Everywhere.
11:45 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

Viz Story allows media companies to quickly create compelling video stories with full real-time, state of the art 3D graphics and easily distribute them online and to social media.

Attend this session for your chance to win: 20 Vizrt portable power chargers (approximate value $40) and 20 Vizrt water bottles (approximate value $25)

Craig Laliberte, VP Business Development - Vizrt
Interactive Live Streaming with Ultra-Low-Latency Are on the Rise: How to Reach Your Audience on Any Platform
12:10 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

How can I build an end-to-end interactive live streaming solution that is lightweight, cost-effective, easy to scale and robust? Creating low latency, live streaming applications for apps and plugin-free HTML5 is hard. Learn how to combine WebRTC, RTMP and low-latency HLS with nanoStream’s H5Live player to create your own ultra-low latency interactive solution for encoding, streaming and playback. Join our session to get a complete picture!

Attend this session for your chance to win: Free setup and usage of nanoStream hosted server on your own private instance or free consulting and testing of nanoStream Cloud for one month including WebRTC+H5Live.

Oliver Lietz, CEO - nanocosmos
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

DT203 - Discovery Track

The 5 Myths of Cloud-Based Encoding
12:45 p.m. - 1:05 p.m.

The volume of content being brought online coupled with the increase in video processing to serve device-based consumption will far outpace content companies’ managed workflow growth, creating a need to expand encoding and streaming workflow capacity. Bitmovin will discuss this challenge, its hybrid cloud workflow and common myths regarding cloud-based encoding solutions.

Attend this session for your chance to win: Nintendo Switch, $299 value

Sean Longworth, CRO - Bitmovin
Can’t We Do Better Than TCP? Streaming High-Quality Live Content With RTMP, HLS, or DASH Over Aspera FASPStream
1:10 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Successfully stream high-quality near-live content over the Internet can quickly become a near impossible task. Bad network conditions, latency and distance are known to dramatically impair video streaming. Various products and services have been introduced, such as forward error correction over UDP, peer-to-peer distribution and CDNs. However, none provide the same universal quality and "zero-delay" transmission needed for a great experience. Aspera FASPStream is the first open video transport solution capable of live streaming high-quality video globally over commodity Internet networks with low buffering and negligible start-up time. This session will outline how to integrate the Aspera fasp.io software suite with standard RTMP, HLS and DASH workflows on browser, desktop, mobile and set-top box platforms.

Mike Flathers, Chief Technologist - Aspera, an IBM Company
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

DT206 - Discovery Track

Implementing Cloud-Based Video Production
3:15 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.

The principle beneficiary of cloud deployments to date has been OTT distribution, but many are seeing an equally rapid and widespread transformation occurring in production provision. Ian Trow, Sr. Director Emerging Technology and Strategy, will spotlight deployments where cloud provision is most effective, areas where development will be concentrated, and functionality that will be beyond the reach of cloud.

Attend this session for your chance to win: A $200 Amazon gift card

Ian Trow, Senior Director Emerging Technology & Strategy - Harmonic
A Global Provider’s Approach to Cloud-Based Services
3:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Explore how Globecast, a subsidiary of Orange, S.A. and leading global provider of media management services to broadcasters, programmers, platform providers, and distributors is tackling the opportunities and challenges presented by the virtualization of content and cloud-based services across its global facilities.

Attend this session for your chance to win: A Globecast goodie bag worth $150, including Globecast merchandise and a $100 gift certificate to the Apple store

Tim Jackson, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, The Americas - Globecast

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