Nov 2-3, 2017 | Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach

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Devices & Platforms

Tuesday, November 1, 2017

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

D101 - HOW TO: Handling First-Mile Networking Challenges

You’re at a venue with poor Internet connectivity and need to get your HD contribution feed to the cloud for live streaming delivery. What are your options? Join our panel for an interactive discussion about how to plan for and get around such hurdles, using bonded cellular devices, inexpensive satellite solutions, and networking technologies such as FEC, QUIC, SRT, Zixi, and others. We’ll compare the pros and cons of each, and answer your questions.

Moderator: Chris Knowlton, Partner & Chief Strategy Officer - BlueFrame Technology
Casey Charvet, Managing Director - Gigcasters
Troy Witt, President - Take One Productions, Inc. (Southern California)
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

D102 - HOW TO: Media & Machine Learning

Learn how Microsoft is applying intelligence to media to improve the user experience and automate the production process. This session provides an overview of how Microsoft is using the power of the cloud to apply machine learning to video. Demonstrations include improving live streaming video with automated closed captions, as well as extracting metadata from VOD libraries, making it extremely easy to index and search hours and hours of content.

Andy Beach, Principal SDE, Communications & Media - Microsoft
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

C103 - The Reality of VR Video

Video is an exciting use case for Virtual Reality, but what’s the reality of creating, delivering, and monetizing it today? In this panel, you’ll hear industry experts discuss the state of VR Video, from technologies to capture and display it to methods for streaming and interacting with it, as well as the opportunities in the near- and long-term future.

Moderator: Jason Thibeault, Executive Director - Streaming Video Alliance
Devon Copley, Head of Product, VR Platform/Ozo - Nokia Technologies
Josh Courtney, Chairman, Executive Producer - SkyVR
Chris Michaels, Director, Communications - Wowza
Jim Clements, Director, Business Development, West Coast - Neulion

D103 - HOW TO: Building a More Robust Cloud Encoder With FFMPEG & More

With the speed of technology today, one of the most important parts of software is adaptability. By taking control of your own encoding and packaging, you can greatly reduce cost and maintain high adaptability and agility to meet your needs now and in the future. When working with cloud encoding, there are several transcoding and packaging options, and the APIs for these options will change over time. We talk about how to build a more dynamic cloud encoder that can use the best tool for a specific job by decoupling the tools from the core application, as well as how to mix and match multiple operations concurrently on a single encoding task. Operations include WebVTT and AAC sidecar manifests, DASH assets, metadata, video quality, and stream muxing/demuxing. This session covers some of the strategies we’ve used to handle dynamic cloud encoding and packaging for live and VOD delivery.

Jan Ozer, Principal - Streaming Learning Center and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media
David Hassoun, CEO - RealEyes Media
Jun Heider, Director Of Technology - RealEyes Media
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

B104 - Predicting The TV Content Consumers Crave

For decades, TV ratings have been the main barometer of commercial television success. But with the instant delivery of programming across all types of devices, content providers need to understand what viewers want before it arrives on their TVs, tablets and phones.  Featuring top executives from the TV industry, this session will explore findings from Altman Vilandrie & Company's annual consumer video survey, which for the first time will feature data on how and why consumers make viewing decisions - including the importance of program themes, networks, actors and creators.

Moderator: Jonathan Hurd, Director - Altman Vilandrie & Company
Sherry Brennan, SVP, Distribution - Fox Networks
Michele Edelman, EVP, Marketing and Content Strategy - Vubiquity
Jamison Tilsner, Director, Business Development - Vimeo

D104 - HOW TO: Selecting the Right Streaming & Video Management Technology

Despite all the vendor marketing hype and so-called “objective” white paper publications, there is no one “best” system: There’s one that’s right for you, your business needs, your technical requirements, your integration points, and your budget. This presentation helps attendees identify their unique requirements for an effective video management solution. We identify the mistakes that many technology buyers make and provide best practice advice on how to avoid these mistakes. We discuss the options facing buyers looking for new technology for video review, approval, and delivery. Attendees get advice on how to get to a vendor short list, submitting useful RFPs, what questions need to be asked, and other tips to ensure you choose the right solution.

Jarrod Gingras, Managing Director & Analyst, - Real Story Group

DT104 - Discovery Track

Practical Social Streaming: Tips and Tricks for Brand Success
2:45 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.

Live streaming for social media audiences is exploding and brands are getting onboard in a big way. LiveU’s Dan Pisarski will present some tips and tricks to get brands started. He’ll cover the ins and outs of Facebook Live and other platforms, creating content beyond “behind-the-scenes,” and share some live success stories.

Daniel Pisarski, Vice President of Technology - LiveU
Rudy Ellis, CEO and co-founder - Switchboard Live
Ensure Success on Facebook Live: Gain Reliability and Production Quality with ClearCaster
3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Learn how your broadcasts to Facebook Live can reach the high expectations you have for yourself and your brand with unmatched reliability and quality that’s simple to achieve all while creating live content that can be truly dynamic based on the Live Reactions of your followers.

Attend this session for your chance to win: Insta360 Nano ($199 value)

Tim Dougherty, Senior Solutions Engineer - Wowza Media Systems
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

B105 - So Many Platforms, So Little Time: Winning The Race For Reach

For content providers, achieving ubiquitous reach in today’s fragmented market often is a race against time and resource limitations. Unlike the simpler early days of web video, providers must write apps for hundreds of variations of mobile and streaming devices, gaming consoles and smart TVs, or risk losing market share to larger or more aggressive competitors. At the same time, many digital-first content providers are focusing on social media video experiences, further disrupting the landscape. This panel would bring together traditional and internet content providers to discuss strategies that can be used to quickly and efficiently extend cross platform reach and streamline app store certification processes.

Moderator: Allan Isfan, Director, Business Development - You.i TV
Tedd Cittadine, VP, Content Distribution - Roku
Tom Schaeffer, CEO - Float Left Interactive
Karina Kogan, SVP, Digital Media - TBS/TNT, Turner
Kimberly Hicks, VP, Digital Media, Disney Channels Worldwide - Disney ABC Television Group

Wednesday, November 2, 2017

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

DT201 - Discovery Track

Talk on the Universal Video Player
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Video content today is consumed on a wide variety of devices and the most common approach for reaching all these devices typically involves the creation of a dedicated application containing a dedicated native video player for every platform. While great for their viewers, most of the companies following this approach since discovered that each new device that they support introduces new technical and operational challenges. Although these challenges almost feel inevitable, there is a different approach available in the Universal Video Player, where one video player is used in all applications.

Using a Universal Video Player enables content owners to deliver a high-quality video viewing experience without any of the downsides associated with a native video player approach.

Attend this session for your chance to win: Three bags of Chokotoff Belgian chocolates ($15 value)

Pieter-Jan Speelmans, CTO - THEOplayer
Cloud Transcoding with Hybrik

Hybrik powers some the largest video operations in the world, including Sony, Vevo, and Technicolor. Hybrik delivers a complete media processing solution including transcoding, quality control, and media analysis. And Hybrik is 90% less expensive than other cloud solutions. Come see why Streaming Media named Hybrik "Best of Show" at NAB!

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

David Trescot, CEO - Hybrik
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

B203 - Microsoft Stream, Microsoft Teams, and Skype for Business

Microsoft has been extremely busy this year with announcements on its collaboration strategy. So what does this mean for your enterprise video streaming strategy? This session will detail the features and functionality of Microsoft Stream as it exists today, the roadmap for Microsoft Stream, and how it may differ from your current implementation. Special detail will focus on Microsoft Stream live streaming functionality as well as integration Microsoft Teams.

Andy Howard, Founder & Managing Director - Howard & Associates

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