Nov 1-2, 2016 | Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach


Enterprise & Education

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

B102 - Best Practices For Building an Internal Streaming Solution

Streaming company-wide meetings, training, and other events through your internal network saves on time, travel costs and resources. This session looks at real-world architectures being used for distributing streams to all screens within an enterprise setting. You’ll learn about how peer-to-peer and multicast technologies fit in, and how to reach remote and mobile workers. Our panelists will recommend ways to increase quality and broadest audience reach, and share best practices and lessons learned.

Moderator: Chris Knowlton, Partner & Chief Strategy Officer - BlueFrame Technology
Andy Howard, Founder & Managing Director - Howard & Associates
Mike Newman, CEO - MediaPlatform
Dan Swiney, Manager, Live Production and Streaming - LinkedIn

D102 - How To: Streaming Video to the Desktop Without Flash

Google has announced that Chrome will be “HTML5 By Default” as of Q4 this calendar year, meaning that users will need to click to allow Flash content to be played. This is obviously a major concern for the streaming industry, as Flash remains the dominant player technology today. There are native HTML5 solutions available for streaming video, but so far, the adoption has been low. This session reviews the state of the video player industry and compares a few open source and off-the-shelf solutions that can help keep those videos streaming.

Dan Balis, Sr. Director, Video Products - Viacom
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

D103 - How To: Performing Subjective Evaluation of Encoding Technologies

The video compression industry often encounters claims that some new encoding technology is X% better than previous state-of-the-art encoders, where “X” is some large number. In reality, arriving at a percentage gain is a complex process, depending on the reference (“baseline”) encoding, the encoding settings, the encoding bitrates, the video content being encoded, the method of comparison, and the comparison metrics. This presentation explains how to perform subjective evaluation of encoding technologies using a practical subjective test methodology that is credible and leads to meaningful results. The talk presents several examples of encoded bitstreams to be scored subjectively, shows how to score those bitstreams based on the artifacts present, and illustrates how to collect subjective scores and derive meaningful gain metrics from them.

Dr. Nigel Lee, Chief Science Officer - EuclidIQ
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

DT104 - Discovery Track

Managing Your Digital Assets
2:45 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.

The confluence of data forces and sources—cloud, mobile, social, analytics—are at the center of today’s massive data growth, and it’s essential that your business can economically and securely store, manage and leverage that data. With on-premise, cloud, or hybrid solutions, IBM Cloud Object Storage offers unmatched flexibility, massive scalability, and powerful simplicity to address your diverse set of needs and content.

Attend this session for your chance to win: GoPro ($350 value)

Bruce Ross, Global Solutions Leader, Media & Entertainment and Service Providers - IBM Cloud Object Storage
Enabling Scalable Watermarking
3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Watermarking is becoming a crucial component for UHD distribution. However, due to the proprietary nature of different watermark algorithms integrating various watermarking technologies has not been straight forward. We present ongoing work in the UHD-Forum on best practices and standardized interfaces to allow scale.

Attend this session for your chance to win: 30 color-change mugs ($5 value each)

Niels Thorwirth, VP, Advanced Technology - Verimatrix
Mark Nakano, Senior Director of Product Marketing and Partnerships - NexGuard

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

A201 - Best Practices For Captioning Live Video On The Web

LinkedIn is one of the first online broadcasters to use YouTube's recently added support for CEA-708, the standard for closed captioning for ATSC digital television (DTV) streams in the United States and Canada. This session will talk specifically about the encoders and signal flow, voice writing/respeaking method for generating captions & best practices to improve the quality of captions.

Moderator: Heather Hurford, Live Video Producer - LinkedIn
Jake Dozier, Access Services Manager - SDI Media
Matthew Szatmary, Senior Video Encoding Engineer - Twitch
Rob Dillon, Digital Operations Manager - Tribune Media
Ben Cruz, YouTube Video Accessibility Evangelist - Google
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

B202 - Building Streaming Workflows For K-12 and Higher Education

Education video usage both inside and outside the classroom is on the rise. The process of creating, managing, and delivering live and on-demand content continues to evolve. What technologies and best practices are schools using? This session will explore successful workflows schools have developed to simplify video adoption and make the technology more transparent to educators and students. Our education panelists will also recommend crawl-walk-run implementation steps and share lessons learned.

Moderator: Chris Knowlton, Partner & Chief Strategy Officer - BlueFrame Technology
Jonathan Schwartz, Director, Video Productions and Operations - University of Southern California
Todd Stabley, Senior Media Engineer - Duke University
Nicholas Berrios, Media Specialist - Argo Community High School
Gary San Angel, Distance Education Specialist, Media Technology - Keck School of Medicine of USC
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

C203 - How To: Choosing And Benchmarking HTML5 Players

This presentation will provide a brief overview of how modern video players work, what broadcasters should look for depending on their technical and business goals, and different open-source tools that are available. It will discuss compatible formats, codecs and supported DRMs, user performance, the ability of each media engine to handle edge cases, and the performance of the ABR algorithms. At the end of the presentation, broadcasters will better understand what tools are right for their needs and be able to evaluate the pros and cons of each solution available.

Erica Beavers, Head of Partnerships - Streamroot
Nikolay Rodionov, Co-Founder and COO - Streamroot

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