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Discovery Track

Open to ALL conference attendees and Discovery Pass holders, Discovery Track sessions are moderated by Streaming Media magazine editor, Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, and presented by conference sponsors. These sessions offer an opportunity to learn more about cutting-edge technologies and solutions to vexing challenges at every step in the streaming media ecosystem.

As an added bonus, many Discovery Track sponsors will be giving away a prize during their session. See descriptions below for your chance to win!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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

DT101 - Discovery Track

Challenges on the Road from Coax to the IP-Only Video World
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

This session will attempt to lay out the technological, economic, and human challenges on the road to the IP-only video world, as well as demonstrate a solution in the form of a new architecture developed around a 10Gbps Ethernet core, offering a flexible, format-agnostic infrastructure that easily supports 4K and 8K video.

Branislav Kukulj, Product Specialist—OTT - Evertz
Delivering the Next-Generation Interactive Video Experience: Better Value, Better Experience
10:55 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Spending on corporate training is now well over $130 billion worldwide. Corporate outreach is increasingly delivered as video content, and YouTube videos are no longer enough. Content needs to entertain, engage, and build community. It all must be interactive. Come see this easy-to-use cloud-based video solution that makes it simple to deliver truly interactive video experiences.

John Vadino, CEO - Tivi
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

DT102 - Discovery Track

The Challenges & Pitfalls of Live Streaming
11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Learn how to work around the the potential problems that may arise from streaming live video on-location. Topics include security and protection of streaming technology and how infrastructure decisions affect outcomes.

Jon Landman, Vice President of Sales - Teradek
Start Live Streaming in Under 20 Minutes
11:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Learn how to quickly build a live streaming workflow in just minutes! We’ll start with a mobile device or webcam as our video source, encode the video locally, push it to a local or cloud-based streaming server, create multiple quality levels to support adaptive bitrate streaming, record the video for later on-demand playback, and then deliver with global any-screen streaming.

Attend this session for your chance to win: Elleven Amped Checkpoint Friendly Compu-Backpack ($85 value)

Chris Knowlton, Chief Evangelist - Panopto
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

DT103 - Discovery Track

Using APIs to Customize Video Workflows and Integrate Video Applications
1:45 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.

Attendees to this session will learn how companies can customize their video workflow and integrate their existing video applications using open APIs. The presenter will review best practices when using a video platform and API integration to create encoded assets, players, playlists, encoding profiles, live streams, live recordings, stream monitoring, alert notifications, and more.

Mike Smith, Director of Solutions Engineering - Mirror Image
Dynamic Server Side Ad Insertion in Real Time
2:10 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

With the rapid growth and fragmentation of operating systems and devices, traditional client-side ad insertion approaches no longer provide the best solution for content publishers or advertisers. Dynamic server-side ad insertion allows the delivery of video ads without an SDK or client plug-in, and is offering an alternative to the client-side approach. It enables content owners to monetize and offer a high-quality user experience on any OS or device, and this session will show you how.

John D. Shinn, Technical Director - Solbox Inc.
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

DT104 - Discovery Track

Integrating Social Media with Live Video
2:45 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.

Want to make your webcasts more engaging with interactivity and social sharing? This presentation will show you how to integrate social media including Tweets and Facebook content into your live production.

Attend this session for your chance to win: Full copy of vMix 4K software ($630 value)

Martin Sinclair, CEO - vMix
Turn Viewers into Payers: Monetizing Content Through Subscription Services
3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Research shows that consumers are looking for ease and flexibility when it comes to accessing content, and they're willing to pay to access to the premium content they want, when and where they want to watch it. This session will explore how you can launch an agile, subscription-based content business that maximizes your revenue and keeps customers coming back.

Kris Nagel, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations - Vindicia
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

DT105 - Discovery Track

Managing Online Events
4:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

The internet has become a battleground of major content providers competing to support critical business events at unprecedented scale. This session will discuss the risks of online events, outline some risk mitigation techniques, and also detail effective methodology for supporting customer events, whether it's Black Friday for an e-commerce business, an important download release/patch for a software or gaming business, broadcast-scale streaming events like the World Cup, or even an imminent web security threat.

Attend this session for your chance to win: Akamai T-Shirt

Will Law, Chief Architect, Media Cloud Engineering - Akamai Technologies
17 Things You Probably Aren't Doing to Deliver an Exceptional Video Experience
4:25 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Providing a great video experience is becoming more challenging. But it’s not because of anything you’re doing. It's because of what you aren’t doing. In this session, you’ll learn about the "broadcast quality generation," how they are redefining how you deliver video, and what some of the world’s biggest media companies and broadcasters are doing today to deliver exceptional video experiences.

Attend this session for your chance to win: GoPro Hero4 Silver camera ($400 value). With stunning image quality and powerful new features, HERO4 cameras take Emmy® Award-winning GoPro performance to a whole new level. The HERO4 Silver pairs pro-quality video and photo capture with the convenience of a built-in touch display.

Jason Thibeault, Sr. Director, Content Marketing - Limelight Networks

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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

DT201 - Discovery Track

Enterprise Video Goes Native
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Video is growing as a medium for communication across all areas of the enterprise, but how do you take advantage of the benefits of video without creating a new silo of information in your organization? In this session, learn how native integration of video into existing CMS “platforms of record” like SharePoint can ensure that your videos can be effectively and efficiently found and shared.

Attend this session for your chance to win: iPad Mini ($250 value)

Brian Prigge, Product Manager - Ramp
Use a Multi-Encoder to Master the Art of Streaming and Recording
10:55 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Learn how multi-encoders let you encode your content with multiple bitrates, resolutions, and picture-in-picture modes locally rather than paying for cloud transcoding. Unlock the benefits of low-bandwidth, low-cost streaming while simultaneously encoding and recording high-resolution, high-bitrate versions of the same content to become a streaming/recording master.

Attend this session for your chance to win: Epiphan DVI2USB 3.0 ($700 value). Epiphan’s DVI2USB 3.0™ is a versatile, high performance video grabber device that performs uncompressed capture of HD video (1920×1200/1920×1080) from HDMI, DVI, or VGA at 60 frames per second over USB 3.0.

David Kirk, VP Marketing - Epiphan Video

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11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

DT202 - Discovery Track

Fiber? Satellite? Stream!
11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Streaming technology has reached the point where it can be used as an cost-effective substitute for fiber runs at the enterprise level and replace satellite links for global communications. This session will present the trade-offs and benefits of deploying streaming technology for point-to-point video links and discuss some current implementations.

John R. Naylor, VP Global Sales & Distribution, Streaming Products - PESA
The Impact of the “Wireless Last Hop” on the Streaming Experience
11:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

How nice would it be to watch an HD video on a wireless device with no stuttering or stopping? 71% of all internet traffic passes through a Wi-Fi or mobile network on its way to a wireless device. What impact does this “wireless last hop” have on end-to-end streaming performance, and how is this affecting overall customer satisfaction?

Attend this session for your chance to win: AppleTV ($100 value)

Mike Beard, VP Sales - BADU Networks Inc.
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