Nov 1-2, 2016 | Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach

Live Webcasting

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

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

DT101 - Discovery Track

4K Live Video Streaming
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

From doing a full live 4K video production, including switching between multiple 4K cameras, to using a single 4K camera to produce a show with virtual camera angles - what are the practical applications for 4K live streaming today, and what options are right around the corner? Learn with industry expert David Kirk as he describes the 4K scenarios he finds most common today and where things are moving in the coming months.

Attend this session for your chance to win: 4K Video Grabber ($400 value)

David Kirk, VP Marketing - Epiphan Video
Using Object Storage to Reduce Latency and Enable Content Distribution and Delivery
10:55 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

As a content creator or service provider, value in your application is determined by how quickly and easily the digital assets you create are delivered to your audience. A poor end-user experience causes lost viewers; while spending too much on infrastructure can quickly deplete capital. Learn how to solve these issues with object storage that combines massively scalable, searchable storage with direct HTTP access to radically simplify content storage and delivery infrastructure while reducing latency and costs.

Attend this session for your chance to win: Sony Bluetooth Headphones ($100 value)

Adrian Herrera, Chief Marketing Officer - Varnish Software
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

B102 - Best Practices For Building an Internal Streaming Solution

Streaming company-wide meetings, training, and other events through your internal network saves on time, travel costs and resources. This session looks at real-world architectures being used for distributing streams to all screens within an enterprise setting. You’ll learn about how peer-to-peer and multicast technologies fit in, and how to reach remote and mobile workers. Our panelists will recommend ways to increase quality and broadest audience reach, and share best practices and lessons learned.

Moderator: Chris Knowlton, Chief Evangelist - Panopto
Andy Howard, Founder & Managing Director - Howard & Associates
Mike Newman, CEO - MediaPlatform
Dan Swiney, Head of Media Engineering - LinkedIn

DT102 - Discovery Track

Why Your Video Streaming Fails, and Your Customers Hate You Because of It
11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

60% of all user interactions suffer from video playback issues, yet not much is done to help solve this. Rebuffering and downgrading to subpar video bitrates continues unabated as high-speed broadband and faster cellular networks have reached near ubiquity in the United States and some international markets. So why does video still fail and rebuffer? What is the impact of video stream issues on revenue, brand, and churn? We explore these questions and more.

Nathan Barnett, CEO - Swarmify
Build 4K and VR/360 Live Streaming Workflows in Minutes
11:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Starting from scratch, we’ll show how to do 4K live streaming in minutes. Using technologies from Wowza and others, we'll deliver live adaptive bitrate streaming, record the video for on-demand playback, and deliver the live feed with global any-screen streaming. In the remaining time, you’ll see how to leverage 4K to create an immersive VR/360 experience.

Attend this session for your chance to win: A Wowza Streaming Cloud-volume plan for one month, including 100 hours of compute time and 5,000 GB of global CDN delivery ($600 value)

James Jackson, Director, Technical Product Marketing - Wowza Media Systems
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

C102a - Best Practices In Implementing Live and Synchronized OTT Services

This presentation will discuss best practices for implementing a live and synchronized OTT service that enables live OTT streams to be synced to different mobile devices as well as synced and harmonized  with regular linear broadcast TV. Learn how a synced live OTT service can open up new business models for content owners and right's holders, and how this complements a rights holders’ existing business. See examples of how a synchronized live OTT service can be used to greatly enhance viewer experiences, either as a stand-alone service or in combination with regular broadcast television.

Per Lindgren, Founder & SVP, Live OTT - Net Insight, Sweden
Matt Skjerping, Senior Solution Architect, Global Media & Entertainment Services - TATA Communications
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

C102b - Best Practices For Streaming High-Bitrate Video

Video content has seen significant improvement by the introduction of UHD video, high frame rate and high dynamic range. This presentation will showcase the improvements these features add to the video watching experience. It will also cover the video encoding techniques (encoding standards, bitrates and encoding parameters) used today to deliver high bitrate demanding video to the end consumer and challengers this process faces. Finally it will go through some recommendations for the encoding stage for both VOD and live streaming applications.

Tarek Amara, Principal Video Specialist - Twitch
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

C103 - Case Study: Live Streaming at The Humane Society of the United States

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization. They have gained significant insights into live streaming by going live via Facebook, Periscope, and Youtube around the world. Their live events have reached millions, exposing their brand to new members, allowing them to engage, converse, and convince these community members to take actions and support their cause. Each livestream event has taught them valuable lessons about what to do and what not to do, and they will share these lessons in this case study presentation.

Chad Sisneros, Managing Director, Creative Dept - The Humane Society of the United States

DT103 - Discovery Track

Using Social Media to Boost Audience Engagement
1:45 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.

We will discuss Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and how content can be integrated from each of these into your live show. We'll also provide case studies of how these have been used in real world productions.

Attend this session for your chance to win: vMix 4K live streaming software ($700 value)

Martin Sinclair, CEO - vMix
Checklist for Creating OTT Experiences that WOW!
2:10 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

With so many OTT services for consumers to choose from, providers must find ways to improve their OTT experience if they want to attract new and retain current subscribers. In this session, we’ll share a checklist of strategies for ensuring fast, reliable, secure online video experiences that wow audiences and keep them coming back for more!

Attend this session for your chance to win: GoPro Hero4 Silver edition ($400 value)

Charlie Kraus, CDN Expert - Limelight Networks
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

A104 - How Periscope Migrated To HTML5 And Low Latency HLS

Providing a good experience is key when providing millions of live video streams to tens of millions of viewers. This session dives into the technology needed to deliver an industry-leading live streaming experience on Periscope. Learn how Periscope, Twitter’s live broadcasting platform and the first to popularize live streaming, recently partnered with OpenTelly to improve its viewer experience through a series of technology migrations. Attendees will hear how Periscope improved the experience delivered to its viewers by migrating to HTML5 and low latency HLS.

Bill Couch, Lead Web Engineer - Periscope
Pieter-Jan Speelmans, CTO - THEO Technologies
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

B105 - Best Practices For Executing High Profile Live Streaming Events

This presentation will focus on best practices around reliable live streaming of critical, high importance global events with multiple redundant signal pathways. Learn how to overcome challenging on-site environments like flakey internet, failing encoders, faulty cables and failing CDNs. Learn some best practice tips covering the gamut of on-site challenges (cameras, switchers, signal paths, ingest/uplink) to reliable end-user playback (transcoding/transmuxing, reliable playback engines, CDN selection). Find out how you can implement backups and redundancy at every possible level of your live workflow. The presenters will also cover best practices (and caveats) around successful leveraging Facebook Live - Facebook's native new entry into the live streaming category that is gaining enormous traction and engagement right now. Learn from our experiences (and the odd failure) to make sure your next event is a resounding success.

Eric Zawolkow, Media Systems Engineer - Facebook
James Broberg, Founder, CEO -

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

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

A201 - Best Practices For Captioning Live Video On The Web

LinkedIn is one of the first online broadcasters to use YouTube's recently added support for CEA-708, the standard for closed captioning for ATSC digital television (DTV) streams in the United States and Canada. This session will talk specifically about the encoders and signal flow, voice writing/respeaking method for generating captions & best practices to improve the quality of captions.

Moderator: Heather Hurford, Live Video Producer - LinkedIn
Jake Dozier, Access Services Manager - SDI Media
Matthew Szatmary, Senior Video Encoding Engineer - Twitch
Rob Dillon, Principal Strategist - Dillon Media Ventures
Ben Cruz, YouTube Video Accessibility Evangelist - Google

DT201 - Discovery Track

The Two Most Important Things about Streaming to Facebook Live
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Live video is a key tool to engage with audiences and Facebook is poised to help you get the right people viewing your stream, interact with your content AND measure results. But there are two key things you need to stand out and be successful. This session will cover what they are and share how other Facebook Live customers are doing it right now.

Chris Perry, Product Manager - LiveU
OTT – The Evolving Content Delivery Ecosystem
10:55 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

This session will highlight today’s OTT ecosystem and explore why publishers need a holistic view of consumers’ Quality of Experience (QoE) in today’s open and unpredictable internet environment; discuss why consolidation is becoming necessary for many businesses to remain competitive in the evolving content delivery ecosystem, highlighting the growing trend of quadplay providers; and examine how companies are using data to adapt to the changing entertainment landscape.

Attend this session for your chance to win: Apple TV ($199 value)

Keith Zubchevich, Chief Strategy Officer - Conviva
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

B202 - Building Streaming Workflows For K-12 and Higher Education

Education video usage both inside and outside the classroom is on the rise. The process of creating, managing, and delivering live and on-demand content continues to evolve. What technologies and best practices are schools using? This session will explore successful workflows schools have developed to simplify video adoption and make the technology more transparent to educators and students. Our education panelists will also recommend crawl-walk-run implementation steps and share lessons learned.

Moderator: Chris Knowlton, Chief Evangelist - Panopto
Jonathan Schwartz, Senior Director, Online Education and Digital Media, Sol Price School of Public Policy - University of Southern California
Todd Stabley, Senior Media Engineer - Duke University
Nicholas Berrios, Media Specialist - Argo Community High School
Gary San Angel, Distance Education Specialist, Media Technology, Keck School of Medicine - University of Southern California
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

DT203 - Discovery Track

Discovery Track Session
1:45 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.

Check back soon for details regarding this Discovery Track session.

Supercharge Your Revenue Streams: Unlock the Device Conundrum and Reach Them All to Maximize Your Returns
2:10 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

In this session you will learn how easy it can be to create and customize your offer and then build native applications for deployment on all app stores for personal devices, streaming players, smart TVs, and games platforms with Cisco’s cloud-hosted Infinite Video Platform.

Attend this session for your chance to win: Beats SOLO2 wireless headphones ($200 value)

James Field, Product Manager, SPVSS - Cisco

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