Nov 2-3, 2017 | Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach


 Live Streaming Summit

Live Streaming Summit, produced in conjunction with Streaming Media West, focuses exclusively on the challenges and opportunities inherent in delivering large-scale live events and live linear channels to multiple screens. The best practices presentations will cover every step of the live video workflow, including ingestion, transcoding, management, protection, distribution, analytics, and post-event evaluation.

Whether you’re streaming one-time entertainment, news, sports, gaming, or worship events, or delivering recurring live content, we’ve got you covered. While other events focus on event video production, the Live Streaming Summit takes it to the next level, covering the technologies and strategies required to take that video and deliver it to viewers watching on computers, tablets, mobile phones, set-top boxes, and smart TVs.

Topics covered will include the following:

  • Streaming live to Facebook Live, Periscope, and YouTube Live
  • Live VR/360° streaming
  • Encoding and transcoding—on-prem, cloud, and hybrid
  • Management—metadata, content protection, ad triggering, and preparation for syndication and post-event VOD viewing
  • User experience—video players, API and SDK, clip sharing, and social media integration
  • Monetization—advertising, subscription, and pay-per-view, and authentication
  • Distribution—content delivery networks, real-time analytics, QoS, and QoE

Streaming Media’s Live Streaming Summit is the only U.S. event to address the highest-level issues and opportunities related to live streaming. This is a must-attend show for technical and business decision makers whose jobs depend on delivering successful large-scale live events and live linear channels online. 

Live Streaming Summit Registration Includes

  • Access to all Live Streaming Summit conference sessions
  • Access to the Streaming Media West keynotes
  • Light continental breakfast and morning and afternoon breaks
  • Sunset Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening
  • Admission to the Streaming Media West Expo including the Thursday Reception
  • Access to the 4th annual Streaming Media Beer Garden & Networking Event on Thursday evening
  • Streaming Media Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards Ceremony on Friday

Live Streaming Summit may be registered for separately or is included in a Platinum or Combo Conference Pass.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

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

LS101 - Technologies for Live Streaming to Multiple Platforms

Streaming to one live streaming service is so 2016. Today, in addition to streaming to your own website or app, you may want to distribute your live stream to multiple other outlets like Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Livestream, Twitter, or Twitch. Fortunately, there are a variety of products and services that enable streaming to multiple output locations, from desktop encoders and appliances to cloud services. This session details the various options and lay out their pros, cons, and pricing models.

Jan Ozer, Founder - Streaming Learning Center

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

LS102 - Live Streaming on Social Media

Live streaming continues to dominate content on social media. What sort of ROI can publishers achieve with an effective social streaming strategy? What sorts of production workflows are best? This panel discussion brings together leading brands, media companies, and influencers to share their social media streaming stories and discuss what they’ve learned and what their plans are for the future.

Moderator: Claudia Barbiero, VP of Marketing & Strategic Live Events - LiveU
Dustin Butler, Technical Director and Producer of Live Content - Funny or Die
Troy Witt, President - Take One Productions, Inc. (Southern California)
David Compton, President - Oomba TV
Mike Sheckles, Director of Technology - The Young Turks
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Lunch on the Lawn

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All conference attendees and speakers are invited to join us for Lunch on Lawn taking place on the Lighthouse Courtyard. Enjoy some fresh air and networking after a full morning of sessions.

*Please note this lunch is not open to Discovery Pass holders or booth personnel.

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

LS103 - Monetizing Live Streaming

While the popularity of live streaming isn’t in doubt, even the biggest names in entertainment sometimes find it a challenge to monetize. What can be done to get consumers to pay for live content or make it more enticing for advertisers and sponsors? We look at various approaches to monetization, from pay-per-view and subscription to interstitial advertising and sponsored/branded content.

Moderator: Brian Ring, Principal Analyst - Ring Digital llc
Jon Burk, Director, Marketing/Digital Strategy, Producer, Digital Content - Roker Media
Greg Ellis, Vice President and COO - DaCast
Renee Reynosa, Professional Streamer
Charles Mellilo, Senior Vice President, Global Client Services - Endeavor Streaming
Gabe Goodwin, Blue Duck Media & Executive Producer - FOX Sports

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2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

LS104 - Securing the Live Stream

Live video content, whether linear or events, is among the most valuable content online, so you need to lock it down to keep it from viewers who aren’t authorized to watch it. This session examines the latest digital rights management and access control technologies and explores the most effective business and strategic responses to video piracy.

Moderator: Tim Siglin, Executive Director - Help Me Stream Research Foundation
Pieter-Jan Speelmans, CTO - THEO Technologies
Scott Grizzle, WW Channels & Alliances, Watson Media & Weather - IBM
Anil Jain, EVP, GM - Brightcove
Jim Denenny, Vice President, Media Storage and Distribution Product Development - Concurrent

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3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

LS105 - Live Streaming Spotlights

Leaders in live streaming present case studies that take you behind the scenes of some of the industry’s biggest success stories. Details announced soon!

Commoditizing High Bit Rate Contribution
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For more than a decade, the media industry has been able to endure inferior contribution signals as an acceptable trade-off for wider distribution, first-to-air, and cost savings. However, today’s consumers are demanding higher-quality content, forcing media companies to deliver exceptional consumer experiences that require higher bitrate contribution. Learn how the media industry is overcoming the limitations of public internet while maintaining security and control of their data to deliver higher quality content.

Jonathan Solomon, Strategic Initiatives Engineer - Streaming Video - Aspera, an IBM Company
QC Monitoring at The Edge
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

A cost-effective approach to monitoring the viewer experience at the network edge is more essential than ever before. Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) delivery protocols in combination with upstream quality measurement allow us to better judge customers’ viewing experience. This presentation will examine techniques to detect faults at edge locations before customers are affected.

Spencer Sellay, Director of Global Solutions - Telestream
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Reception

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Join us in the exhibit hall at the end of the day for drinks! The Streaming Media West 2017 Expo is the perfect place to meet with the leading companies in the industry in a relaxed atmosphere.

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

4th Annual Streaming Media Beer Garden & Networking Event

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Join us for a fun night on the lawn as you network with industry peers while enjoying a selection of good brews and eats, as well as live music from our German Trio. Open to all attendees, speakers, and vendors.

Friday, November 3, 2017

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

LS201 - Live Storytelling With Virtual Reality & 360° Video

VR and 360° offer brands and publishers new ways of telling stories and presenting live events to viewers. In order to be successful, though, there needs to be an understanding of not just the technology but the art of crafting immersive videos that will compel viewers to strap on that headset (or at least a Google Cardboard) for an experience that transcends traditional content. This panel features experts in both the content and technology to give attendees a full “field of view” into the emerging worlds of VR and 360° video.

Moderator: Tim Siglin, Executive Director - Help Me Stream Research Foundation
Mark Alamares, CEO - Mobeon
Mark Kassen, Filmmaker/Actor - Likeminded Entertainment
Devon Copley, Head of Product, VR Platform/Ozo - Nokia Technologies
Michael Mansouri, Co-Founder - Radiant Images
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

LS202 - Live Streaming Spotlights

Video Encoding for Facebook Live
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Facebook is a community of more than two billion people who are increasingly choosing video as a way to communicate and interact. In this talk, Amit Puntambekar will walk through some of the unique challenges with live videos and video encoding considerations for live streaming at scale.

Amit Puntambekar, Engineering Manager, Video Platform - Facebook
Networking with Facebook
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Lunch Break - Visit the Exhibit Hall

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

LS203 - Latency Still Sucks: So What Can You Do About It?

As live event streaming explodes in popularity, latency—whether time to first frame or end-to-end—is the elephant in the room. Live event streams are competing not only with broadcast and cable, but also with social media, and viewers’ tolerance for long latency times is dwindling. In this session, learn about the various ways to reduce latency at all points in your live streaming workflow, from acquisition to delivery to video player.

Moderator: Jason Thibeault, CEO - Streaming Video Technology Alliance
Rob Dillon, Principal Strategist - Dillon Media Ventures
Lee Erickson, Lead Streaming Engineer - NASA/SAIC
Charley Thomas, Senior Engineer - Limelight Networks
Rob Post, VP of Engineering - Hulu
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

LS204 - Live Streaming Today & Tomorrow

The Summit comes to a close with a panel discussion examining the state of live streaming in 2017 and looking at where it’s headed in the future. Will its growth continue unfettered, or are there roadblocks that will slow the expansion? What are the key technical and business challenges it faces? And what role will new technologies like HEVC, HDR, 4K, and VR/360° play in the live streaming of tomorrow?

Moderator: Chris Knowlton, Chief Evangelist - Panopto
Dan Swiney, Head of Media Engineering - LinkedIn
Dror Gill, CTO & VP Product - Beamr, Israel
Aaron Ruiz, Business Development Manager - Streamlabs
John Petrocelli, CEO/Founder - Bulldog DM
Skip Pizzi, Vice President, Technology Education and Outreach - National Association of Broadcasters

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