Content Delivery Summit

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Now in its 12th year, the Content Delivery Summit is the longest-running annual conference focusing on the confluence of the technology and business that enables online publishers to reach audiences at scale. Where performance matters, the underlying networks must bring together numerous components to achieve the perfect balance of reach, reliability, and immediacy to meet and exceed audience expectations.

The majority of internet traffic is video and Content Delivery Summit emphasizes this largest network traffic driver of all. We'll examine every element of the telecoms underpinning the very fabric of the internet, as well as the overlaid application layer that enables the network to deliver service to these vast distributed audiences. The agenda will cover a genuine "full stack" of technologies and commercial opportunities, including:

  • Physical Layer: Power, IXP, Carrier Hotels, Hosting, Edges
  • Non Fixed: RAN/Wireless/5G/Wi-Fi/Satellite/ATSC3.0/M-ABR/LTE-B
  • Link Layer: Peering/Transit/Interconnect/Core IP Architecture
  • Compute: Memory and Storage/CPU/GPU/FPGA/High Density
  • Delivering Service at Scale: Codecs/Encoding/Packaging/Caching/Latency
  • CDNs and Security: DDoS/Counter Piracy/DRM/Conditional Access
  • Service Orchestration: Functional Deployment/QoS/Introspection/Monitoring
  • CDN Innovation: Next Gen Services/Edge Compute

While each of these layers are discussed in isolation at a number of other events, it is only at Content Delivery Summit that providers of all these elements come together and discuss and debate the interrelated issues and interdependencies holistically.

Don't miss this unique opportunity for every participant in the "stack" to meet and to ensure alignment, and for those who buy services from any or all of these layers to attain a complete picture of the largest distributed compute networks and service platforms in the world. 

Content Delivery Summit 2020 will be a completely online event.

Who Should Attend Content Delivery Summit

  • Companies Building CND Services
  • Companies Operating a CDN at Scale
  • Companies Selling/Supplying to CDNs
  • Companies using CDNs for media and content delivery
  • Companies looking to use CDNs as Edge Compute platforms
  • Content delivery network executives
  • Cable providers and MSOs
  • CDN and edge compute product managers and professionals
  • Carriers and telcos
  • Content owners/OTT distributors
  • Social media and ecommerce enterprises
  • Online gaming executives
  • CIOs and CTOs
  • Engineers, architects, and developers
  • Digital media executives

Monday, Jun 1

Content Delivery Summit


Chairman's Welcome

08:50 AM2020-06-012020-06-01

Monday, June 1: 8:50 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (ET) / 5:50 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. (PT)


Opening Keynote

09:00 AM2020-06-012020-06-01

Monday, June 1: 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (ET) / 6:00 a.m. - 6:30 a.m. (PT)

Globoplay platform changes the way that millions of Brazilians are watching soap operas, series and TV Shows in Brazil, leveraging a new type of business and digital distribution for Globo.

Technology Project Coordinator Jonas Ribeiro opens the Content Delivery Summit with an holistic look at how this major broadcaster has adapted to deliver an OTT offering to millions of brazilians. This will help us create a complete picture of the Content Delivery ecosystem as a foundation for the day's discussions.


Energy, Submarine, Fiber Carrier Interconnect

09:30 AM2020-06-012020-06-01

Monday, June 1: 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (ET) / 6:30 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. (PT)

Building off of the keynote, this session will focus on the real-world availability of the fundamental infrastructure services that underpin all CDN operations, as well as the complexities to consider when deploying POPs around the world.


Core IP Strategies

10:00 AM2020-06-012020-06-01

Monday, June 1: 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (ET) / 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. (PT)

A discussion about carrier connectivity and IP network availability for CDN services in the U.S. and across the globe, this session will explore the current international transit and peering market and look at optimal paths for varying scales of CDN deployment—including in-housing and out-sourcing bandwidth services.


Compute/Memory and Storage/FPGA/High Density

10:50 AM2020-06-012020-06-01

Monday, June 1: 10:50 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. (ET) / 7:50 a.m. - 8:20 a.m. (PT)

Silicon is a key element of any distributed compute strategy. In the CDN market, the option to offload "heavy math" to graphics processing units and field-programmable gate arrays is central to achieving low power requirements and higher density. This panel will explore the emerging options and the applications they can address in the CDN, from video encoding to edge AI and VR.


Non-Fixed Layer 2 (Cellular and Satellite)/ATSC3.0/M-ABR/5G/LTE-B

11:20 AM2020-06-012020-06-01

Monday, June 1: 11:20 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. (ET) / 8:20 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. (PT)

The non-fixed (mobile and wireless) telecoms market is driving some significant strides in innovation in the service layer. We talk to three sector experts about these emerging technologies, how they work, and how they will drive new offerings for the CDN to provide to the consumer.



11:50 AM2020-06-012020-06-01

Monday, June 1: 11:50 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (ET) / 8:50 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. (PT)


Keynote: CDN Innovation

12:45 PM2020-06-012020-06-01

Monday, June 1: 12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. (ET) / 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. (PT)

A presentation by a lead engineer for a major OTT sports platform who works with many of the world’s CDNs, this session looks at the engineering of a distribution workflow that minimizes encoding while leveraging packaging strategies to maximize device reach through CDNs. 


Delivering Video at Scale

01:15 PM2020-06-012020-06-01

Monday, June 1: 1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. (ET) / 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. (PT)

In this session we talk to three of the largest global CDNs about their strategies, successes, and challenges in meeting the ever-growing demand for high-quality video. This will be one of the most "holistic" CDN sessions of the day, and very pertinent to our co-located Streaming Media East audience.


LinkedIn’s Content Delivery Strategy

01:45 PM2020-06-012020-06-01

Monday, June 1: 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (ET) / 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (PT)

In what is essentially a real-world case study, this session will be a deep dive into a major social networking platform's CDN requirements and how the team ensures it works smoothly and delivers the wide range of content used by more than 600 million people to help businesses stay connected!


CDN Management/Operating at Scale: Orchestration and Operations

02:40 PM2020-06-012020-06-01

Monday, June 1: 2:40 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. (ET) / 11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. (PT)

A deep dive into complexity theory and the optimization of the speed of computing in parallel over large distributed networks, this session will be of considerable value to CDN operators who are making decisions about the loading of resources across their networks.


Quality of Service (QoS) Management

03:10 PM2020-06-012020-06-01

Monday, June 1: 3:10 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. (ET) / 12:10 p.m. - 12:40 p.m. (PT)

Multi-CDN has been a "thing" for a number of years, latency remains a buzzword, and buffering is the enemy of us all (especially if we have kids)! We talk to a group of experts who are focused specifically on ensuring that publishers, CDNs, and telcos can provide the best quality of service to the consumer.


Future Briefing—Edge Compute and the CDN: Service Creation Opportunities

03:40 PM2020-06-012020-06-01

Monday, June 1: 3:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (ET) / 12:40 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (PT)

Edge compute use cases today are based on either real-time, latency-sensitive, and high-bandwidth processing of data, and/or enablement of enterprise customer use cases currently constrained by network availability and bandwidth at far-reaching locations. When edge compute is combined with 5G access and SD-WAN connections to upstream clouds as a secure, managed service via an abstraction layer, it opens up new value-added market opportunities, and enables the creation of an “intelligent edge.” Taking an operator's perspective, this talk will cover the challenges, opportunities and market/technology gaps in realizing edge compute and reflect on representative industry use cases driving near-term benefits.


Future Briefing—Edge Compute and the CDN: CDN Edge Compute Strategies

04:00 PM2020-06-012020-06-01

Monday, June 1: 4:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. (PT)

With a presentation from one of the most scaled-up and distributed edge compute networks, this session will provide a forward-looking view on their strategy and the types of services and applications they will be incorporating into their edge compute proposition.


The Future of the Edge: Fireside Chat

04:20 PM2020-06-012020-06-01

Monday, June 1: 4:20 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. (ET) / 1:20 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. (PT)

Content Delivery Summit chair Dom Robinson will convene the speakers from the Future Briefings for a Q&A session, encouraging the audience to put their questions to the panel (and to the floor) and explore not only the points made in the previous three sessions, but to see what these leading industry minds think is around the corner for the sector.


Closing Plenary Discussion

04:40 PM2020-06-012020-06-01

Monday, June 1: 4:40 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. (ET) / 1:40 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (PT)

The Content Delivery Summit chair and moderators join for a recap of the day's key takeaways and analysis of the top opportunities and challenges facing the content delivery space. They will also take questions from the floor to ensure that all delegates have had a chance to raise any topics of interest. At the end of panel, we'll transition to an open discussion and encourage virtual networking among attendees.

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