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Wowza Media Systems Examines Top Live Video Streaming Trends at Leading Industry Events

Industry Experts Chris Knowlton and Ryan Jespersen to Discuss 4K, Virtual Reality and 360-Degree Video at Streaming Media East and IABM Marketing Intelligence Summit 2016

Golden, Colo.(05 May 2016)

Wowza Media Systems, the leading software and cloud-based services provider that continuously simplifies the complexities of high-quality video and audio streaming for organizations worldwide, today announced that Chris Knowlton, vice president and streaming industry evangelist, and Ryan Jespersen, streaming media technologist, will join industry experts to discuss best practices for emerging live video technology at Streaming Media East 2016 and the IABM Market Intelligence Summit, set to take place May 9-11, 2016 in New York City.

Knowlton and Jespersen will share proven tactics for choosing the best workflow to deliver high-quality live video that meets viewers’ demands. The sessions will also examine how organizations across verticals can incorporate the latest trends in video streaming, such as 4K, virtual reality and 360-degree live streaming, to deliver immersive experiences and boost viewer engagement. Attendees will leave these sessions equipped with industry best practices for deploying end-to-end live streaming workflows that stand out.

WHAT: Streaming Media East 2016

SPEAKER: Chris Knowlton, Vice President and Streaming Industry Evangelist and Ryan Jespersen, Streaming Media Technologist, Wowza Media Systems


  • Building an End-to-End Live Streaming Workflow: Monday, May 9, 2016, 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT
  • Streaming Deployment Architectures in Higher Education: Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 1:45 - 2:30 p.m. EDT
  • Building A Streaming Solution Within The Firewall: Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 2:45 - 3:30 p.m. EDT
  • Discovery Track: Quickly Build 4K and VR/360 Live Streaming Workflows: Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 3:10 - 3:30 p.m. EDT (This session will include a live demo and attendees will have the chance to win a one-month, high-volume plan for Wowza Streaming Cloud.) 
  • Virtual Reality and 360-degree Live Streaming: Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 3:15 - 4:00 p.m. EDT 

WHERE: New York Hilton Midtown, New York City

Streaming Media East 2016 brings the best in streaming media practitioners and consultants as well as the leading voices in the industry. At Streaming Media East attendees will find information on all the latest ideas, innovations, technologies, services, and solutions from the world’s leading companies; all in one place. Visit to schedule a meeting with Wowza.

WHAT: IABM Market Intelligence Summit 2016

SPEAKERS: Chris Knowlton, Vice President and Streaming Industry Evangelist, Wowza and Casey Charvet, Director of Technology, TourGigs


  • Creating a Best-of-Breed Streaming Workflow for Live Events: Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 1:45 - 2:15 p.m. EDT

WHERE: New York Hilton Midtown, New York City

The IABM Market Intelligence Summit is a half-day event and will discuss the current broadcast technology business environment, establish the market potential for products and services and look at industry trends and where money is being spent.  


About Wowza Media Systems

Wowza Media Systems is the leading software and cloud-based services provider that continuously simplifies the complexities of high-quality video and audio streaming for organizations worldwide. Wowza delivers an award-winning, extensible solution set that provides unparalleled customization, configuration, and control for an unlimited number of streaming use cases. The company's integrated, hybrid model empowers direct end customers, service providers, and an extensive worldwide partner network. Proven, patented Wowza technology enables organizations to expand their reach, more deeply engage with key audiences, and increase their monetization opportunities. Wowza has rapidly built a fan base of more than 19,000 customers, in 170+ countries, across all industries. The company was founded in 2005, is privately held, and is based in Colorado. For more information, please visit