Discovery Track

Open to all Streaming Media West 2018 conference attendees and Discovery Pass holders, Discovery Track sessions are moderated by Streaming Media magazine editors and presented by conference sponsors. Sessions are educational and the presentations which typically focus on products and customer case-studies provide a good opportunity to learn more about specific technologies or vendors. As an added bonus, many of our Discovery Track sponsors will be raffling off prizes at the end of their session. Check back later for session details.

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Tuesday, Nov 13

Track DT: Discovery Track


DT101. Discovery Track: THEOplayer, GlobalLogic

Tuesday, November 13: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Delivering Low Latency Video with Chunked CMAF
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

When it comes to live video, it’s hard to deliver an actual, real live streaming experience, mainly because of latency. Chunked CMAF comes with a low latency mode, allowing a significant reduction of the end-to-end latency. In this presentation we will explore this standard and how it can be leveraged to deliver a low latency streaming experience. Attend this session for your chance to win: Paper notebooks for all attendees ($6 value each)


, CTO, THEO Technologies

Accelerate Your OTT Channel Development
10:55 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Discover processes and methodologies to build and launch high-performing, custom OTT channels across all device platforms. GlobalLogic shares its experience developing OTT channels and iOS/Android mobile applications for some of the leading media brands. Attendees can also win a streaming stick from our partner, Roku! Attend this session for your chance to win: Roku Streaming Stick + devices ($69.99 value, 3 winners)


, SVP & GM, Communications and Media BU, GlobalLogic Inc.

, Senior Engineering Manager, GlobalLogic


DT102. Discovery Track: Netint, Interra Systems

Tuesday, November 13: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Encoding at Scale for Live Video Streaming
11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Many of today’s live video encoding solutions require extensive compute resources, limiting the ability of live streaming business models to economically scale. This session will introduce a new real-time video encoding solution, combining the performance of System-on-Chip (SoC) encoding, with innovations from NVMe-based cloud infrastructure, which together provides an economical and high quality solution to deliver encoding at scale for live video streaming. Attend this session for your chance to win: Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless, Noise-Cancelling, Headphones ($349.95 value)


, Director of Marketing, NETINT Technologies

Winning strategies, solutions, and technologies for high quality streaming media
11:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Over The Top streaming poses challenges while offering growth opportunities to companies in the Media and Entertainment industry. Voluminous content, wide variety in audience across different geographies, and localized regulations necessitate video providers to look for comprehensive and scalable classification, QC, and monitoring solutions. There is a growing number of tools and products available to help manage media - from content preparation to delivery. In this session we will look at what type of solutions and technologies are required to assure quality and compliance for next-generation streaming media workflow. Attend this session for your chance to win: Google Home Hub ($149 value)


, VP of Product Management, Interra Systems


DT103. Discovery Track: Wowza, JVC

Tuesday, November 13: 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The road to scalable, real-time live streaming
1:45 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.

Streaming media is constantly evolving, solving for new use cases through advances in technology. The demand for interactivity is currently driving the increased adoption of live streaming, and specifically the need for lower latency: that is, a shorter delay between when live content is captured and when it appears on a user’s screen. In this session, we’ll have an engaging conversation about what latency is and why it exists; the context for where latency matters; a brief history of latency reduction; and why innovation is required to truly get closer to real-time. Attend this session for your chance to win:$200 Amazon gift card


, Director of Sales Engineering, Wowza Media Systems

Sending Live Video from location over IP
2:10 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Sending live video from location over IP presents certain challenges including bandwidth limitation, latency, and packet loss. This session explains error correction (QoS), connections bonding, and other techniques to assure professional video quality and uninterrupted delivery. The discussion will cover hardware and software products for successful video over IP delivery to social networks and local cable channels. Attend this session for your chance to win:JVC Wireless Noise Cancelling Over Ear Headphones ($129.95 value)


, GM Engineering, JVC Kenwood USA


DT104. Discovery Track: Xilinx

Tuesday, November 13: 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Video acceleration in the cloud: setting a new paradigm (1 of 2)
2:45 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.

The amount of processing needed to run video workloads is growing rapidly. This stems from higher resolutions, higher frames rates, migration to higher bit-depths, and newer more complex codecs like VP9, HEVC and AV1. Considering all of these factors, the industry is facing 10-50x higher demand on its infrastructure compute needs for video workloads. This is happening while the volume of live video streams that require processing is growing exponentially. This session will explore the value proposition of adaptable video acceleration. 


, Sr. Marketing Manager, Xilinx

Video acceleration in the cloud: setting a new paradigm (2 of 2)
3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

It has been established that the need for acceleration for video workloads is becoming crucial from an operational point-of-view. In this presentation we will show how Xilinx All Programmable FPGAs are the perfect solution to accelerate these workloads. FPGAs offer full flexibility and configurability, while maintaining substantial performance density and performance per watt increases over non-accelerated solutions. In this session we will provide examples of how an FPGA can be programmed through regular C/C++ languages and how video encode acceleration is established. We will show benchmark comparisons of alternative implementations and examples of how Xilinx’s accelerated video transcoding ecosystem plugs seamlessly and transparently into common video frameworks like FFmpeg.


, Chief Architect Video IP Solutions, Xilinx, Inc.


DT105. Discovery Track: Evertz, Limelight Networks

Tuesday, November 13: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Building reliable, cost-effective, low latency and scalable global ingest, processing and distribution systems
4:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

Service providers face the technical challenge of onboarding incoming transport streams from multiple providers across the globe. For delivery on unified OTT platforms, manipulation and transcoding of transport streams requires complex and overlapping workflows to accommodate multiple formats, necessitating Service Providers to implement multiple time consuming and hardware intensive workflows. Evertz’ MediaFlow solution enables a single, integrated COTS IP workflow for all incoming transport streams. The MediaFlow solution, enables agile operational workflows associated with onboarding, normalizing and transcoding of incoming live production transport streams and 24/7 onboarding of channels for use in over-the-top (OTT) applications. Ingest, transcoding, capture and global retransmission can seamlessly be done anywhere in the world. Attend this session for your chance to win: Evertz Golf shirt and tumbler


, Product Marketing Manager, Compression Systems, Evertz Microsystems Ltd.

Sub-Second Global Live Streaming: Changing How Online Audiences Experience Live Events
4:25 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Delivering true realtime global online streaming requires a new approach. This session will cover ways to deliver broadcast quality low-latency live streams, including the ability for viewers to watch live video with less than one second of latency on standard web browsers—without special plug-ins. In addition, we will discuss how to integrate live video and interactive data to open up new workflows in sports, gaming, auctions, and more and make live viewing a more interactive social experience. Attend this session for your chance to win: GoPro HERO5 Session ($200 value)


, Vice President of Edge Strategy & Solution Architecture, Limelight Networks


Wednesday, Nov 14

Track DT: Discovery Track


DT201. Discovery Track: Tektronix, Nanocosmos

Wednesday, November 14: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Non-Reference Picture Quality Assessment
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

An objective picture quality measurement is an extremely useful tool in the streaming video engineer’s toolbox, to assist making encoding and network optimizations that improve the viewer’s experience. Traditional PQ measurements have required a reference video from which a comparison measurement can be made. This presentation describes a machine learning algorithm that produces a model from which a non-reference measurement can be made in real-time.


, Applications Engineer, Video Product Line, Tektronix

The rise of Interactive Live Streaming Use Cases: how nanoStream Cloud and H5Live Player enable you to engage with your global audience
10:55 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Trivia Quiz Shows, Live Auctions, iGaming, eSports, Webcastings… Interactive live streaming use cases are definitely taking off. Are you prepared to engage your global audience on any device? In this session, Oliver Lietz, nanocosmos CEO, will discuss the best practices in Interactive Live Streaming and describe to you how nanoStream Cloud and H5Live Player will deliver your live streams in any HTML5 browser incl. Safari on iOS with ultra-low-latency around the world! Attend this session for your chance to win:nanoStream Cloud Medium Package for 1 month ($580 value)


, CEO, nanocosmos


DT202. Discovery Track: Synacor, SeaChange International

Wednesday, November 14: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Cracking down on password abuse
11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

The TV industry’s losses from password sharing are expected to rise to nearly $10 billion by 2021, and one-third of all viewers already admit to using someone else’s login for TV viewing. Learn how to curb password sharing with new authentication services like device management and concurrency monitoring. Attend this session for your chance to win: Apple TV 4K, 64GB ($199 value)


, VP, Product, Synacor

…And This Time, It’s Personal!
11:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Personalization has become crucial to building and retaining viewership. The need for personalization impacts many elements of the video distribution and delivery system, including content management, video advertising, content search and discovery, session management, and UX/UI design. In this session, Mark will walk through what video personalization means today, and how the integration of technologies like AI could change tomorrow’s personalized viewer experience. Attend this session for your chance to win: Xiaomi Mi 4K HDR streaming box ($99 value)


, SVP Strategy, SeaChange International


DT203. Discovery Track Session: Hive Streaming, Panasonic

Wednesday, November 14: 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Rethinking Enterprise Video Solutions
1:45 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.

The traditional rules of the road for implementing business streaming solutions are changing. Alternatives are emerging to the market’s time-tested approach of implementing single end-to-end streaming platforms. It’s a market evolution that promises more flexibility in implementing cost-effective video solutions that are better suited to addressing organization’s communications objectives.


, Founder, Roogle Marketing

Panasonic Solutions: Network Enabled Pro Video Products
2:10 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

In a short time period, we’ve seen a wide range of live streaming platforms and markets emerge – social media (i.e. Facebook and Youtube Live), eSports, church services, and more. Providing new tools for this essential technology, Panasonic presents its full lineup of network enabled PTZ cameras, controllers, and our new streaming switcher, utilizing NewTek NDI technology.


, Territory Account Manager, Panasonic


DT204. Discovery Track Session: Google Cloud

Wednesday, November 14: 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Video Delivery & Machine Learning in the Cloud
3:15 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.

This session will discuss how to optimize your video services for today, and the future. We'll discuss how you can leverage Data and Machine Learning across the content creation, distribution and monetization workflows. Also, learn about tools that help you to create a personalized experience for viewers, delivered in a seamless cross platform experience.


, North America Sales Lead, Anvato, Google Cloud Media

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