May 12-13, 2015 | New York Hilton Midtown


Enterprise & Education

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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

A101 - Enterprise Delivery: Building an Internal Streaming Solution

Whether you want to broadcast a company-wide meeting or new employee training, streaming it through your internal network saves time, travel costs, and resources. This session dives into the formats, protocols, and architectures that are commonly used for distributing streams to all screens within an enterprise setting, plus touch on reaching remote and mobile workers. The panelists also share recommendations on achieving best-possible quality and securing content, along with best practices they’ve learned the hard way. Join us for this information-packed session on building an internal streaming solution to fit your business needs.

Moderator: Chris Knowlton, Principal PM Manager - Microsoft Stream
Wayne Waterman, Rich Media Engineer - Intel Corporation
Scott Szczurek, Senior Digital Content and Media Engineer - CME Group
Bryan Walls, Computer Engineer, Marshall Space Flight Center - NASA
Patty Perkins, Manager, Desktop Video - Wells Fargo Video Network
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

DT102 - Discovery Track

Solving the Challenge of Enterprise Video Distribution
11:45 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

Most enterprises are struggling to deliver high-quality video over their internal network. This session demonstrates a solution to this that uses the viewer’s devices as distribution nodes to create a very cost-efficient and easy-toiimplement solution with minimum impact on the network. 

Attend this session for your chance to win: iPad mini 3 with Retina Display ($400 value)

Jonathan Discount, VP Product Management - Hive Streaming
Secure Media Streaming and Delivery
12:10 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Storing, preparing, and delivering media content securely involves leveraging systems that can scale and ensure top-of-the-line security. Come find out how AWS can help you implement these workflows in the cloud using highly available, scalable, and secure cloud services such as Amazon S3 (storage), Amazon Elastic Transcoder (transcoding), and Amazon CloudFront (delivery). As part of this session, we will demo how you can build a media stack on AWS and use JW Player to deliver protected HTTP Live Streams (HLS) to various devices, including iOS, Android, and Windows desktops.

Attend this session for your chance to win: Amazon Fire TV — Streaming 1080p media player with voice search, Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, games, and more ($99 value)

Nihar Bihani, Principal Product Manager - Amazon Web Services
Jeroen Wijering, Co-Founder - JW Player
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

B105 - From the Classroom to the Athletic Fields: Streaming in Educational Institutions

When streaming is mentioned with regard to education, distance learning is often the only use case that comes to mind. However, there are numerous other uses for live and on-demand video streaming in educational institutions, including sporting events, commencements, concerts, debates, and flipped classrooms. This session dives into detailed educational streaming workflows and gives examples of how streaming can be used to engage students, athletes, fans, alumni, and donors. Top professionals from high school and college-level institutions share their experiences, including successes and pitfalls.

Moderator: Chris Knowlton, Principal PM Manager - Microsoft Stream
Imry Halevi, Director, Multimedia and Production, Department of Athletics - Harvard University
Dan Lantz, Director, Video Production - Fox School of Business, Temple University
Jermaine Wells, Coordinator, Learning Environments Services & Special Events - Union College
Michael Bair, CEO - Bleachers

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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

A201 - Best Practices for Adding Redundancy to Live Encoding & Delivery

This session takes a deep dive into how some of the leading content owners address redundancy in their live encoding and delivery workflows. Hear what technical challenges keep these video broadcasters up at night and how some of the leading experts mitigate risk through their encoding stack, CDN delivery, scalable authentication methods, and more. Learn the best practices for reacting and responding in real time to issues in your encoding and delivery workflow to ensure a seamless experience for your viewers.

Moderator: Dylan Armajani, Technical Account Manager - Conviva
Eric Black, VP, Technology - NBC Sports Group
Ivan Yang, Senior Director, Technology & Engineering - Vevo
Troy Causey, Director, Product Technology, March Madness - Turner Sports
Allen De la Cruz, SVP, Engineering - Major League Gaming
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

D202 - HOW TO: Selecting the Right Video Management Technology

This presentation helps attendees identify their unique requirements for an effective video management solution. It identifies the mistakes that many video management technology buyers make and provides best- practice advice on how to avoid these mistakes. It looks at 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 brief and useful RFPs, what questions need to be asked, and other tips to ensure the right solution is chosen.

Theresa Regli, Director - Vox Veritas Digital Ltd, UK
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

A203 - Video Management Technology’s Role in Delivering Optimal User Experiences

You may have a video management solution, but how should video and digital asset management technology integrate and fit in with other content-based technologies in your enterprise? This session explains how to create an ecosystem of technologies that allows you to build optimal digital experiences for your end users. We discuss the critical categories of technologies that you should be thinking about and illustrate the vendor landscapes in each of these categories. We also give examples of successful integrated technology toolkits from some of the world’s leading enterprises across a variety of industries, specifically showing how video fits in.

Theresa Regli, Director - Vox Veritas Digital Ltd, UK

B203 - The Future Of Branded Content

The 'brand as publisher' model is increasingly becoming the expectation for marketers and brand teams - forcing many of them to create more content than ever before. Meanwhile the vendor options to generate content are growing exponentially, with more and more brands taking on the responsibility of taking content creation in house. This session will address the challenges and opportunities associated with these options. Learn how brands grow an audience and keep up with the virtually demand for content. How do they choose what platforms and partnerships to strike up to ensure the content is seen? We'll explore all of these questions with our panelists of fortune 500 brand managers, agencies, and publishers.

Moderator: Brendan Gahan, Founder - Epic Signal
Greg Rivera, Sr. Director, Advertising Solutions - Microsoft
Jeremy Levine, Digital Sales - Live Nation
Jason Harris, CEO, President - Mekanism
James Del, VP, Programming - Gawker Media
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

B204 - Integrating Streaming, Video Conferencing, and Unified Communications Solutions

Traditionally in enterprises, video streaming and video conferencing have been deployed as two completely separate solutions. However, companies are figuring out that integrating these solutions provides tremendous value to their organization. This session discusses trends across unified communications, video conferencing infrastructure, production studios and how these trends allow for streaming technology to be budgeted as part of a larger video communications platform.

Moderator: Andy Howard, Founder & Managing Director - Howard & Associates
Jackson Hayek, Director, Production Services - Upper Iowa University
Harold Turk, Senior Engineering Advisor, Social and Collaboration Engineering - Aetna
Aaron Roe, Director, CTO/ITS - Deloitte Services LP
David Gibbons, VP, Marketing - Ustream

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