Program

Streaming Media Connect 2022 this August will offer practical advice, inspiring thought leadership, and in-depth training. You’ll hear the innovative approaches that the world’s leading organizations and experts are deploying in live streaming, OTT, content delivery, next-gen TV, and much more. We are excited to offer this series of web events, and look forward to continuing to provide our industry with cutting edge information and education that you can't get anywhere else.

Tuesday, Aug 23

Online Sessions

 

TUE1. Edge Compute & Content Delivery

10:00 AM2022-08-232022-08-23

Tuesday, August 23: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (PT)

"The Edge" has been a buzz phrase for several years, but we've reached the turning point where media delivery can't do without it. Even CDNs have renamed themselves "edge networks" and are increasingly taking over cloud functions for applications, security, and communication. But how is the edge relevant for media delivery? In this panel, you learn why the edge is relevant for media delivery and why it is here to stay.

Moderator:

, Chairman, CDN Alliance


Speakers:

, Architect - Video Delivery, Disney Streaming

, Executive Director, Streaming Video Technology Alliance

, Field CISO, Fortinet

, Global Principal Solution Architect for Direct to Consumer, Media and Entertainment Solutions, AWS

 

TUE2. [Canceled] Streaming and Broadcast Workflows in the Cloud

11:30 AM2022-08-232022-08-23

Tuesday, August 23: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET) / 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (PT)

 

TUE3. Keynote

01:00 PM2022-08-232022-08-23

Tuesday, August 23: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

Connecting Adtech at Paramount

Paramount's Jarred Wilichinsky will share what it took to oversee three different properties' adtech stacks, create a comprehensive strategy, and deliver on requirements for the Super Bowl, Paramount+ launch, and the Masters during the early days of COVID. The unforgiving world of adtech means any mistake can cost millions of dollars. Adtech is the key to a successful AVOD/FAST monetization strategy, but there are so many moving parts that it can be a challenge to get it right. Wilichinsky will provide insight into what works, what doesn't, and how ad-supported delivery compares to subscription offerings.

Speakers:

, Consultant, Reality Software and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media

, SVP Global Video Monetization and Operations, Paramount

Future-Proofing Adtech Monetization for Scale

Jay Kulkarni, CEO of marketing solutions provider Theorem, will discuss the needs of OTT providers when it comes to adtech monetization via ad supported models, and how to future-proof processes to enable scale and increase revenues.

Speaker:

, Founder and CEO, Theorem Inc.

 

TUE4. Tech Talks

02:30 PM2022-08-232022-08-23

Tuesday, August 23: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET) / 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (PT)

Industry leaders discuss and present the latest cutting-edge solutions and strategies to help you maximize efficiencies and minimize costs in your streaming video workflow. ATTEND FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A $50 AMAZON GIFT CARD!

Discover 4K HDR Streaming with Prism Flex and Core

Join Teradek’s IP Video Product Manager Derek Nickell as he gives an in-depth overview of Prism Flex’s powerful streaming capabilities with Core–Teradek’s cloud video management platform. Don’t miss this discussion on how to reliably send low-latency 4K HDR point-to-point streams, how to enable network bonding and multi-destination streaming, the types of servers Core provides, and more. Join the live webinar and see why Prism is trusted by government agencies and leading brands around the world. Learn more at teradek.com/prism.

Speaker:

, Product Manager of IP Video, Teradek

 

TUE5. Rethink Your OTT Workflow

04:00 PM2022-08-232022-08-23

Tuesday, August 23: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (PT)

Is your OTT workflow as efficient and powerful as it could be? Do you need to make incremental changes, or are you ready for a full-fledged re-evaluation? Tune in to hear from OTT workflow experts to learn about how to assess your current workflow, determine what needs improvement, and how to get from where you are today to where you need to be.

Moderator:

, Consultant, Reality Software and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media


Speakers:

, Director of Streaming Platforms, Knowledge Network

, Strategy Consultant, Streaming

, Vice President, Software Engineering, Platform, Fandango, Vudu, and Rotten Tomatoes

, Director of Digital Platforms, Product, & Engineering, Globo

, Automation Strategy Consultant, Theorem Inc.

 

TUE6. SVOD: It’s Not Dead Yet

05:30 PM2022-08-232022-08-23

Tuesday, August 23: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (ET) / 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (PT)

You’ve seen all the numbers. Ad-supported streaming is on the rise, and SVOD (subscription video-on-demand) services are either slowing down or actively losing customers. And the pundits are declaring the first act of the streaming wars over. Still, SVOD is not going anywhere, even if those services need to change how they do just about everything, from creating and licensing content to how they acquire and retain customers. This panel addresses the challenges and points to the way forward for SVOD services, both large and small.

Moderator:

, CEO, Chris Pfaff Tech Media and Producers Guild of America (PGA), VR AR Association (VRARA)


Speakers:

, CEO, ESHAP

, Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer, Struum

, VP, Research, Parks Associates

Wednesday, Aug 24

Online Sessions

 

WED1. [Canceled] Metrics and Analytics for OTT

10:00 AM2022-08-242022-08-24

Wednesday, August 24: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (PT)

 

WED2. Cutting-Edge Codec Update

11:30 AM2022-08-242022-08-24

Wednesday, August 24: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET) / 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (PT)

It’s still an H.264-dominated world, but video publishers now have more choices than ever. Depending on your viewing targets, you might be considering AV1, HEVC, VP9, EVC, or LCEVC. But how do you decide which codec(s) make sense for you and which you can safely ignore? This panel provides a fast-paced walk-through of performance, implementation status, and royalty situation for each of these codecs, giving you the information you need to make informed decisions.

Moderator:

, Principal, Streaming Learning Center and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media


Speakers:

, Distinguished Engineer, Visionular, Inc

, Senior Research Scientist - Video Algorithms, Netflix

, Video R&D Lead Engineer, Evolution

, Director, Video Encoding, Facebook

, Global Principal Solution Architect for Direct to Consumer, Media and Entertainment Solutions, AWS

 

WED3. Cloud vs. On-Prem vs. Hybrid Workflows

01:00 PM2022-08-242022-08-24

Wednesday, August 24: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

It’s all about the cloud today, right? Not so fast. As with so many other choices facing service providers and engineers, the answer to “Should we move to the cloud?” is, “It depends.” This panel looks at the questions you need to ask yourself to decide whether or not it makes sense to move some or all of your workflows to the cloud, keep them on-prem, or take a hybrid approach.

Moderator:

, Chair, Streaming Media Conferences and and CMO, id3as


Speakers:

, Senior Director, Advanced Production Technology, CBS Sports Digital, Paramount

, SVP of Digital Media Systems, Warner Bros. Discovery

, Executive Director/President, LiveSports, LLC

, Chief Product Officer, Signiant

 

WED4. Tech Talks

02:30 PM2022-08-242022-08-24

Wednesday, August 24: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET) / 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (PT)

Industry leaders discuss and present the latest cutting-edge solutions and strategies that will help you maximize efficiencies and minimize costs in your streaming video workflow. ATTEND FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A $50 AMAZON GIFT CARD!

Using SaaS Based Services to Monetize Content

We will show how evertz.io and Ease Live enables content owners to stream their content to any platform, by leveraging streaming and digital distribution technologies. In addition, we will discuss how customers can deliver unique experiences to millions of users by driving engagement through the gamification of the fan experience.

Speaker:

, VP, File-Based Solutions, Evertz

The Building Blocks of the Metaverse

Game Engines like Unreal Engine, Unity and Roblox are powerful real-time 3d creation tools that have revolutionized how creators deliver cutting-edge content, interactive experiences and immersive virtual worlds.

Innovations in 3D game engines, real-time streaming and spatial audio are enabling these interactive experiences and virtual worlds to be rendered in the cloud using the web browser as a thin client for the playback of cutting-edge live video and audio through WebRTC.

In this session we will show real-world examples in gaming, film and television, broadcast, live events, simulation, education and much more.

Speaker:

, Director of Product Strategy, Dolby.io

 

WED5. Live Video at Scale: Opportunities and Challenges

04:00 PM2022-08-242022-08-24

Wednesday, August 24: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (PT)

With all due respect to pristine production value, streamlined workflows, heightened interactivity, and killer content, it’s all for naught if you can’t deliver a resilient, reliable, high-quality stream. If your stream starts buffering as the ball sails toward the goal or the emcee announces, “The winner is …,” your audience (and your advertisers) won’t give you credit for trying. Having a robust CDN—or even multiple CDNs—as the backbone of your stream is key. This panel discusses the current state of streaming infrastructure and what you need to know to maintain five-nines streaming reliability when it matters most.

Moderator:

, Consultant, Reality Software and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media


Speakers:

, VP of Product Development, Evoca TV

, Architect - Video Delivery, Disney Streaming

, Digital Products, Platform and Adtech Manager, Globo

, Vice President Sales Content Publishers NA, Qwilt

Thursday, Aug 25

Online Sessions

 

THU1. FAST & the Future of OTT

10:00 AM2022-08-252022-08-25

Thursday, August 25: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (PT)

Free Ad-Supported TV (FAST) has been the big story of the last 2 years, but there's tension growing between streaming services and TV/OS manufacturers over who owns the viewer and how to get those viewers to the content. This panel looks at the challenges facing FAST services as they move into the future, from user experience and personalization to syndication and targeted advertising.

Moderator:

, Media Solution Specialist, Eyevinn Technology, Sweden


Speakers:

, Chief Business Officer, Trusted Media Brands

, VP, File-Based Solutions, Evertz

, Co-CEO, Best Ever Channels

, Senior Director Content Strategy & Acquisition, fuboTV

, President, Parks Associates

 

THU2. Brave New Monetization Strategies

11:30 AM2022-08-252022-08-25

Thursday, August 25: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET) / 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (PT)

All too often, the monetization discussion revolves around a simplistic binary: subscription vs. advertising. Savvy publishers, rightsholders, and streaming services know there’s a lot more to it. Gamification, interactivity, merchandising, and direct-to-consumer apps let both publishers and advertisers super-serve fans with content that goes beyond live linear or VOD. Join our panelists as they discuss the big monetization picture.

Moderator:

, CEO, ESHAP


Speakers:

, Chief Technology Officer, Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

, VP of Global Revenue Operations, CTV & Digital, Trusted Media Brands

, Professor of Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts, San Francisco State University

, Principal and Founder, Hub Entertainment Research

 

THU3. Beyond Corporate Communications & Training

01:00 PM2022-08-252022-08-25

Thursday, August 25: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

To date, most corporate implementations of streaming media in the enterprise have focused on corporate communications and training. Now, organizations are starting to use streaming media in customer-facing environments and in revenue-generating opportunities, as well as leveling up the quality of their internal video. This will be the next breakthrough in streaming media in the enterprise and education fields. This session presents real-world scenarios of how streaming media has been used to improve both outbound communications and internal events like town halls and all hands meetings. This can’t-miss session is sure to get you thinking about ways to take your streaming implementation to the next level.

Moderator:

, Founder & Managing Director, Howard & Associates


Speakers:

, Systems Integration Manager, Harvard Medical School

, Lead Product Manager, Cloud Media Lab, IBM

 

THU4. Tech Talks

02:30 PM2022-08-252022-08-25

Thursday, August 25: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET) / 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (PT)

Industry leaders discuss and present the latest cutting-edge solutions and strategies that will help you maximize efficiencies and minimize costs in your streaming video workflow. ATTEND FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A $50 AMAZON GIFT CARD!

Delivering The Optimal Live Experience At Scale Under Any Circumstances

In this talk, System73's CTO Daniel Perea will explain how to set the stage and leverage AI to guarantee the optimal delivery of linear streams, no matter how big the audience is while reducing costs for your organization.

Speaker:

, Chief Technology Officer, System73

 

THU5. The Future of Interactive Streaming

04:00 PM2022-08-252022-08-25

Thursday, August 25: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (PT)

Interactivity has always been one of streaming video’s central promises, but up until now, the technologies that enable real-time streaming have run into one major roadblock: They just haven’t been able to scale very well. That’s all begun to change, and now we’re seeing ultra-low latency, real-time applications for everything from sports and esports to auctions and betting. What’s possible with real-time streaming today, and what’s on the immediate horizon? Join us to find out.

Moderator:

, CEO, Chris Pfaff Tech Media and Producers Guild of America (PGA), VR AR Association (VRARA)


Speakers:

, Director of Accounts, Mainstream Media

, Chief Technology Officer, Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

, CEO, nanocosmos

, CEO & Co-Founder, Deal Room Events