Program

Streaming Media Connect 2023 this February 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, Feb 14

Online Sessions

 

TUE1. The State of Codecs 2023

10:00 AM2023-02-142023-02-14

Tuesday, February 14: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (PT)

The codec landscape has been relatively quiet, at least in terms of new entrants. But the device landscape is more crowded than ever, so it hasn’t gotten any easier to determine which codecs are table stakes and which ones you can do without. We sit down with a panel of experts to assess where all the major codecs (H.264, H.265, VP9, and AV1), as well as newer entrants like EVC and LCEVC, should fit in your streaming strategy.

Moderator:

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


Speakers:

, VP, Solutions, Bitmovin

, Technical Product Manager, Warner Bros Discovery

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

, Senior Research Scientist - Video Algorithms, Netflix

 

TUE2. Overcoming Edge & CDN Infrastructure Challenges

11:30 AM2023-02-142023-02-14

Tuesday, February 14: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET) / 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (PT)

Content distributors can get more functionality and efficiency from the edge than ever before, but that doesn’t mean the traditional CDN is obsolete. In fact, the challenge today is to successfully integrate the edge with CDNs and cloud services, and that’s no mean feat. Our panelists offer insights into the latest developments in edge compute and discuss how the edge can more seamlessly work with CDNs and the cloud.

Moderator:

, Chairman, CDN Alliance


Speaker:

, Architect - Video Delivery, Disney Streaming

 

TUE3. Keynote: The Future of Live Concert Streaming: A Conversation with deadmau5

01:00 PM2023-02-142023-02-14

Tuesday, February 14: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

For more than 20 years, deadmau5 has been one of the world's preeminent DJs, headlining concert tours and festivals worldwide and garnering five Grammy nominations. He's also at the forefront of live streaming, delivering sets to millions via Twitch, YouTube, and Roblox. In fact, he's so committed to high-quality, low-latency live streaming that he's even become a partner in a new live-streaming platform. We sit down with deadmau5 to talk about the challenges and opportunities of live streaming from all the angles—creative, technological, and business.

Speakers:

, Chair, Streaming Media Conferences and and CMO, id3as

, DJ & musician and equity partner, Stream Voodoo

 

TUE4. Tech Talks

02:30 PM2023-02-142023-02-14

Tuesday, February 14: 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!

Presentation Sponsored by Fortinet

Details coming soon.

Speaker:

, Field CISO, Fortinet

 

TUE5. The Video Storefront: Ecommerce and OTT

04:00 PM2023-02-142023-02-14

Tuesday, February 14: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (PT)

Almost 20 years ago, streaming media pundits talked about the holy grail of letting Friends viewers buy Jennifer Aniston’s sweater right from their TVs. It’s taken a while, but that day is finally here (and whaddya know, Friends is popular again, too). Disney+ and Amazon Video are already offering viewers opportunities to make purchases without putting down their remotes, and others will follow soon. What are the challenges involved with integrating ecommerce and OTT, and how can they be overcome?

Moderator:

, Founder and Principal, Erickson Strategy & Insights


 

TUE6. How to Do Virtual and Hybrid Events Right

05:30 PM2023-02-142023-02-14

Tuesday, February 14: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (ET) / 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (PT)

Live conferences and trade shows are back! But a funny thing happened during the pandemic: The streaming video industry was forced to “drink our own Kool-Aid” and deliver events virtually, only to find that all the virtual event platform bells and whistles didn’t matter if the video wasn’t reliable. This panel offers a no-holds-barred discussion of what works, what doesn’t, and what the future of video-based event technology should look like.

Moderator:

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


Speakers:

, Webcast Producer, Social180Group

, Head of Operations, 090 Media

Wednesday, Feb 15

Online Sessions

 

WED1. Approaching Zero Latency: How Close Can We Get?

10:00 AM2023-02-152023-02-15

Wednesday, February 15: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (PT)

Throwing the laws of physics to the wind, some tech solutions providers still promise “zero latency.” We all know that’s impossible, but we’re getting closer than ever. Setting aside the business cases for ultra-low latency (which we’ll address in “The Future of Interactive Streaming” on Feb. 16), what are the latest technological advances that are enabling these sub-0.5-millisecond latency numbers, what are the trade-offs to employing them, and how low can we go?

Moderator:

, Media Solution Specialist, Eyevinn Technology, Sweden


Speakers:

, Founding Executive Director, Help Me Stream Research Foundation

, Solution Architect, TV2

 

WED2. Scaling Up: Delivering Live Video to Massive Audiences

11:30 AM2023-02-152023-02-15

Wednesday, February 15: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET) / 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (PT)

Live-streaming audiences are bigger than ever, with tentpole sporting events regularly drawing tens of millions of viewers. Needless to say, delivering to audiences of that size isn’t easy, especially while maintaining the type of video quality and features that these demanding viewers have come to expect. This panel looks at the current state of live-streaming infrastructure and ways to maintain five-nines reliability when you need it most.

Moderator:

, Video Publishing Director, Information Today, Inc. and Editor-in-Chief, Streaming Media


Speakers:

, Director, Solution Architects, EdgeNext

, CEO/Founder, Bulldog DM

 

WED3. Corporate Video in the New Normal

01:00 PM2023-02-152023-02-15

Wednesday, February 15: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

We may not truly be “post-pandemic,” and enterprises are still figuring out what the future of work is going to look like. One thing is certain, though: Video—whether for all-hands meetings, workplace collaboration, or outbound communications—is at the center of it all. The new video-centric enterprise presents both opportunities and challenges, and this panel addresses the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Moderator:

, Founder & Managing Director, Howard & Associates


Speakers:

, Associate Director, Global Lead Streaming Media Services, EY

, Head of Media Engineering, LinkedIn

 

WED4. Tech Talks

02:30 PM2023-02-152023-02-15

Wednesday, February 15: 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!

 

WED5. The Cloud vs. On-Prem vs. Hybrid Dilemma

04:00 PM2023-02-152023-02-15

Wednesday, February 15: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (PT)

The cloud is limitless, right? Well, we all know that everything has constraints, and in business, they are most often driven by financial returns. As the massive shift to cloud computing continues, there is emergent conversation about the tipping point of the cost/benefit calculation. At what point does renting a service cost more than just owning it yourself? Custom-built hardware has the potential to deliver improved performance, but integration can be a challenge. There's a third choice: hybrid computing. A number of organizations are looking to hosting providers to split the difference in “best of both worlds” type deployments, offering direct access to scalable compute and lowering data access charges, while maintaining a fixed hardware interface in a collocation facility to act as the ingress/egress point for service delivery. Early returns on hybrid are promising, but ultimately every case is different. Our panelists help you clarify the questions you need to ask to make the right choice for your business.

Moderator:

, Consultant, Reality Software and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media


Speakers:

, Field CISO, Fortinet

, Solution Architect, TV2

, CTO, Media & Entertainment, Worldwide, Microsoft

Thursday, Feb 16

Online Sessions

 

THU1. The Future of Interactive Streaming

10:00 AM2023-02-162023-02-16

Thursday, February 16: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (PT)

For decades, television was a lean-back experience, but streaming opens up new avenues to all manner of interactivity, from simple polls and gamification to putting deep control of the viewing experience in the hands of the viewer. The implications for sports, gaming, betting, and auctions are obvious, but the possibilities are nearly limitless. We highlight what’s already happening in the world of interactive streaming, what’s in the works, and what might be possible in the future.

Moderator:

, Consultant, Reality Software and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media


Speakers:

, CEO, nanocosmos

, VP, Research, Parks Associates

, Head of Operations, 090 Media

, Director, Innovation Development, LG Electronics

 

THU2. Brave New Monetization Strategies

11:30 AM2023-02-162023-02-16

Thursday, February 16: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET) / 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (PT)

The advertising vs. subscription debate is as old as online video itself. But is that all there is? While those two approaches to monetization will continue to sit at the core of the streaming media business, they don’t apply to all streaming services or producers. We’ll look at innovative approaches to revenue generation, from new twists on subscription to paying viewers to watch ads.

Moderator:

, CEO, ESHAP


Speakers:

, CRO, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment

, Author, Consultant, and Professor, Queensland University

, Senior Vice President, Content Distribution, NBCUniversal

 

THU3. Beyond Corporate Communications & Training

01:00 PM2023-02-162023-02-16

Thursday, February 16: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

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:

, Manager, Live Programming & Streaming, LinkedIn

, Associate Director, Global Lead Streaming Media Services, EY

, Lead Product Manager, Cloud Media Lab, IBM

, Creative Director, Space, Lockheed Martin

 

THU4. Tech Talks

02:30 PM2023-02-162023-02-16

Thursday, February 16: 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!

 

THU5. Streaming FAST 2.0

04:00 PM2023-02-162023-02-16

Thursday, February 16: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (PT)

In the current ecosystem, there are more channels and platforms competing for share than ever before. 2022 was all about the growth of free ad-supported TV (FAST), but 2023 promises to be an inflection point that will set the stage for the future. FAST channels must evolve to thrive, and the old standards to launch or maintain a channel must evolve as well. What will FAST 2.0 be like and who will survive?

Moderator:

, Co-CEO, Best Ever Channels


Speakers:

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

, Senior Director, Field Engineering, Zixi

, President, TeleUP Inc.

, Director, Content Acquisition, Vizio

, Sr. Director, North American Innovation and Development Team, LG

Friday, Feb 17

Streaming Media University Workshops

 

Drool-Worthy Streaming Gear and How to Use It

11:00 AM2023-02-172023-02-17

Friday, February 17: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

Are you ready to drool over 2023's most exciting streaming gear? We are! This workshop is a must-attend for anyone whose mission is gearing up for and producing great streams. From capture to delivery you’ll see some amazing demos and get your questions answered by the experts. Plus, you’ll have a chance to win some gear that your friends and crew will drool over! If streaming gear is your bread and butter, register today for the coolest 3-hour session online you’ll ever attend. Just be sure to bring a bib! Register today—seats are limited! As an added bonus, we'll be giving away FREE GEAR; attend for your chance to win!

Moderator:

, Producer & Co-Founder, LiveX


Presentation Sponsored by NewTek

Details coming soon. Attend for your chance to win a NewTek University course: NewTek Certified Operator package valued at $1300.

Moderator:

, Producer & Co-Founder, LiveX


Speaker:

, NewTek Sales Engineer, NewTek

Presentation Sponsored by Teradek

Details coming soon.

Moderator:

, Producer & Co-Founder, LiveX


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