Discovery Track

Open to all Streaming Media East 2019 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. 

Learn more about our new Discovery Pass conference option here.


Tuesday, May 7

Track DT: Discovery Track


DT101. Discovery Track Session: Nanocosmos, SSIMWAVE

10:30 AM2019-05-072019-05-07

Tuesday, May 7: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Ultra-Low Latency Live Streaming With nanoStream Cloud & H5Live Player
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Interactive live streaming requires ultra-low-latency live playback on any device for true audience engagement. In this presentation Oliver Lietz will talk about the biggest challenges of new interactive use cases and how nanoStream Cloud with the unique integrated nanoStream H5Live Player helps businesses worldwide to take their interactive live streams around the world in one second. Attend this session for your chance to win: nanoStream Cloud Medium Package for 1 month ($499 value)


, CEO, nanocosmos

What Does "Good" Look Like: Toward an Industry Standard for Measuring Streaming Video quality
10:55 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Whether its customer satisfaction or higher transport costs, the quest for video quality impacts bottom lines. While buffering/startup times are obvious concerns, what’s needed is an objective standard for “Good” against which performance is measured all the way through the video delivery chain, enabling most efficient delivery of optimal quality to the end-viewer. Attend this session for your chance to win: A Roku Streaming Stick ($50 value) and 10 gift cards for a variety of streaming services ($25 each)


, Product Marketing Manager, Akamai Technologies

, Professor / Chief Science Officer, University of Waterloo / SSIMWAVE Inc.


DT102. Discovery Track Session: Intertrust, Bitmovin

11:45 AM2019-05-072019-05-07

Tuesday, May 7: 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

How DRM Has Evolved to Meet the Challenges of the Online Video Industry
11:45 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

This session addresses Intertrust's ExpressPlay DRM service and how it provides comprehensive device reach, scales operations for audiences who tune in by the millions, while simplifying license acquisition workflow for faster time to market and enabling client side re-packaging to reduce CDN and storage costs. We also describe watermarking, why it matters and how it integrates with DRM to simplify deployment. Attend this session for your chance to win: One Intertrust T-Shirt ($25 value) and two Bagito reusable tote bags ($15.00 value, 2 winners)


, Sales Director, Media & Entertainment, Intertrust

Making Live Streaming More ‘Live’ with LL-CMAF
12:10 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Latency is a major challenge for the online video industry. To tackle it, many video providers have taken steps to optimise their live streaming workflows and provide near real-time streaming experiences for end users, resulting in more engaged audiences. This session will present the latest advances in Common Media Application Format (CMAF), particularly around Low Latency, or LL-CMAF explain how it can be used as part of a standardised transport container using MPEG-DASH and HLS, and present some of the main reasons for its adoption. Attend this session for your chance to win: The first 50 attendees will receive a Bitmovin notebook.


, Principal Sales Engineer, Bitmovin


DT103. Discovery Track Session: UI Centric, Wowza

01:45 PM2019-05-072019-05-07

Tuesday, May 7: 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The OTT Evolution: Designing the User Experience of the Future
1:45 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.

In the new direct-to-consumer world, whether you're an engineer, a designer, a business lead or a product owner, you need to know what attracts and retains customers. You're competing with the likes of Netflix, Amazon, the incoming Disney and Apple offerings plus many others and you must stand out. Come hear what steps are key to unlocking customer success when it comes to technology advances and storytelling formats.Attend this session for your chance to win: Free UX audit (limited to 1.5 days of work) ($2,000 retail value)


, Director, Digital Strategy, UI Centric

Low-Latency CMAF: The Next Big Thing in Live Streaming?
2:10 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

With more viewers ditching traditional satellite and cable services each year, the race for speedier live-stream delivery is in full force. Low-latency CMAF is an emerging standard that could very well lead the pack, but what are the pros and cons? The standard’s real-world appeal and long-term benefits are still playing out. Join our discussion and learn where the industry is heading, the overall adoption, ideal use cases, and what can be expected of CMAF next. Attend this session for your chance to win: $250 Amazon gift card


, Director of Sales Engineering, Wowza Media Systems


DT104. Discovery Track Session: HellaStorm, THEOplayer

02:45 PM2019-05-072019-05-07

Tuesday, May 7: 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Changing the Economics of Streaming Video - Full Stack Cloud Services Using Specialized Hardware Acceleration
2:45 a.m. - 3:05 a.m.

Building a video delivery architecture requires integrating many disparate systems. In this session we will discuss how combining networking infrastructure, programmable FPGAs, a hardware-accelerated object store, high-availability storage services and hardware-accelerated Docker containers on a single card can change the economics of video delivery. Attend this session to win: Nvidia Shield TV 4K HDR streaming media player ($180 value).


, CTO, HellaStorm, Inc.

Low Latency Reality Check
3:10 a.m. - 3:30 a.m.

It’s a hot topic, and we hear big promises surrounding Low Latency throughout the industry. So, how can you move from promise to production? Let us share our wealth of industry experience, being at the forefront of low latency development, and experience working together with different partners in the ecosystemAttend this session for your chance to win: THEO Technologies notebooks for all audience members.


, Senior Solutions Architect, THEOplayer

, Sales Director, THEO Technologies NV


DT105. Discovery Track Session: IBM

04:00 PM2019-05-072019-05-07

Tuesday, May 7: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Delivering AI-enhanced Video Streaming for Governments
4:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

According to Wainhouse Research, a survey of 1,801 executives showed a majority inside the government (67%) had anticipated spending on streaming technology. As use expands, though, are you fully leveraging the technology to deliver accessible, discoverable content while navigating security concerns? IBM Watson Media discusses addressing this through AI-driven video.


, WW Channels & Alliances, Watson Media & Weather, IBM

To Be Announced
4:25 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Check back soon for details!


Wednesday, May 8

Track DT: Discovery Track


DT201. Discovery Track Session: Red5 Pro, Lightcast

10:30 AM2019-05-082019-05-08

Wednesday, May 8: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The Future: Realtime Video Streaming
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Chris and his team at Red5 are currently at the forefront of a new revolution in the streaming industry: the advent of real-time broadcasts at huge scale. They work with a variety of emerging use cases around live interactive video content including live sports interactions, trivia games, live auctions, IoT body cams, drone implementations and more. Chris will delve into these applications, and discuss the impact of this new medium on the near future. He will also talk about all the available options to build scalable real-time latency video experiences including the protocols needed; WebRTC, WebSockets, MSE, RTSP, RTMP, etc. He will cover current product offerings in the market such as TokBox, Wowza, and Red5 Pro. Chris will also discuss evolving distribution models like CDNs, cloud, as well as emerging distribution trends like decentralization via technologies like Blockchain. Attend this session for your chance to win: Insta360 ONE X camera ($433.95 value)


, CEO, Red5

Comparing Revenue Strategies for OTT - Which One Works For You?
10:55 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Learn about different revenue strategies for OTT publishers. See which monetization opportunities have been trending and compare use cases. Explore and evaluate which revenue model works best for your business. Attend this session for your chance to win: $10,000 ConnectedTV Ad Campaign: Run your TV Commercials across hundreds of Roku, FireTV and AppleTV Channels to capture new viewers, customers and donors.


, VP Business Development,


DT202. Discovery Track Session: Synamedia, Comcast Technology Solutions

11:45 AM2019-05-082019-05-08

Wednesday, May 8: 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

How Infinite Entertainment is Changing Everything
11:45 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

Consumer expectations for their video services have never been higher. Content owners and aggregators, whether operating a traditional video or streaming platform, must have the capability to deliver a personalized and relevant experience. This presentation will show how Synamedia helps our customers process, secure, and deliver premium experiences to any screen, any time, with a flexible UX for a compelling entertainment experience. Attend this session for your chance to win: Apple TV (value $199).


, Head of Product Marketing, Synamedia

Hybrid Monetization Models: Increase the Bottom Line with a Hybrid Monetization Strategy
12:10 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Using a combination of business models like SVOD/TVOD/AVOD, combined with cross-platform insights, business owners can improve the bottom line, drive higher viewer engagement, reduce churn, and make better business decisions. We will explore how content providers can deploy multiple monetization models, testing and iterating different approaches to optimize revenue. Topics include hybrid streaming services models; using existing infrastructure to manage costs and drive value; how a unified ad campaign management system improves the bottom line; using aggregated and anonymized data-sets to drive business decisions; enabling targeted advertising through an automated approach; and how to adjust for different markets. Attend this session for your chance to win: Comcast Technology Solutions FitBit ($200 value).


, Executive Director, Business Development & Strategy, Comcast Technology Solutions


DT203. Discovery Track Session: Harmonic, SeaChange International, Inc.

01:45 PM2019-05-082019-05-08

Wednesday, May 8: 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Adapting to Fast Changing Market Conditions with Cloud Technologies
1:45 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.

Launching and operating linear and on demand channels is significantly easier with the arrival cloud solutions for video delivery. For content distribution, broadcast, OTT, VOD or a combination, cloud technologies let you jump on new market opportunities and allow you to monetize your content with dynamic and targeted ad insertion. Attend this session for your change to win: DJI Osmo 2 Mobile Handheld Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer Videographer Bundle with Case, Flex Tripod, Base and Lens Maintenance Kit ($150 value).


, Director, Playout Solutions, Harmonic

Linear OTT Channel Ad Sales Model – Phased Approach for Ad Sales Teams
2:10 a.m. - 2:30 a.m.

Although the Linear Ad Insertion Sales model is well understood in industry today, the approach for OTT is different and requires Ad Sales teams to ramp up on different techniques and tools. Using a segmented targeting approach to Linear OTT DAI while keeping the same Ad Sales model for your teams is possible and doesn’t require new tools. Join Scott Apgar as he discusses a case of SeaChange’s approach to Ad Sales for the Linear OTT DAI offerings, using existing tools and Ad Sales techniques while allowing a flexible, segmented targeting approach. Attend this session for your chance to win: Potensic T25 GPS Drone: FPV RC drone with camera, 1080P HD, WiFi, live video, dual GPS, return home, quadcopter with adjustable wide-angle camera, follow me, altitude hold, long control range ($166 value).


, Senior Director of Product Management and Advanced Advertising, SeaChange International, Inc.


DT204. Discovery Track Session: Synacor, UI Centric

03:15 PM2019-05-082019-05-08

Wednesday, May 8: 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Going OTT: The Changing Face of Sports Consumption
3:15 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.

As sport continues to go from strength to strength, going direct to consumers is increasingly becoming the norm for rights holders. This will have a knock-on effect on the traditional rights market and the broadcast model. In this session, we’ll explore what this could mean for sports consumption and the overall user experience. Attend this session to win: Free UX audit (limited to 1.5 days of work) ($2,000 retail value).


, Director, Digital Strategy, UI Centric

Making Login Easier While Cracking Down on Password Sharing
3:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.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 while keeping login easy for viewers. Attend this session for your chance to win: Home Theater Projector (value $85).


, Senior Director of Client Solutions, Synacor

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