Monday, May 15, 2017

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Keynote: Google Cloud

Leonidas is an engineering director at Google in charge of front end infrastructure and content delivery. He has been with Google for 10+ years and has held positions with Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Akamai, Compaq and DEC before. He is the holder of Bachelors, Master's and PhD degrees in Computer Science (U of Patras, U of Rochester) and is the author of multiple papers and patents in the areas of computer architecture and networking.

Leonidas Kontothanassis, Engineering Director, Google

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Coffee Break

10:30 am - 10:50 am

A1: Sharpening the Edge: the Evolution of CDN and Cloud Security

Content delivery networks aren’t just for content any more. Their fundamental architecture and technologies are being leveraged far beyond CDN’s original scope. But are legacy CDN infrastructures built to scale up and out for these wider use cases, and for applications yet to come? Learn how StackPath is building an extensible platform at the cloud’s edge to deliver on the past and future promise of edge services—including CDN and all its applications—and make the Internet safe.

Lance Crosby, Founder, Chairman, CEO, StackPath

B1: OTT by the Numbers: A Data Analysis of OTT Usage, and Conclusions on Meeting Consumer Needs

Millennials may have led the way in cutting the cord, but their elders are right behind them. OTT is gaining share in the overall video consumption market, with only a few social and technological barriers to achieving complete market domination. This presentation will give the audience a deep-dive analysis of OTT usage by device, geographic region, performance vectors and providers, leveraging the unique insights of Level 3’s significant network footprint and big data analysis. Learn about the competing tensions between what end users require from OTT, and how providers work to differentiate through technology to meet those expectations in an increasingly competitive market.

Jon Alexander, Senior Director, Product Management, Level 3 Communications

10:50 am - 11:15 am

A2: How Bloomberg Media Utilizes A Multi Vendor Strategy For Digital Media Delivery

This presentation will detail how and why Bloomberg Media’s evolution to multiple CDN providers is enabling it to scale its web, mobile and video offerings while creating a better end user experience. The presentation will provide an overview of Bloomberg Media’s digital architecture evolution over the last few years that has enabled significant growth while improving the end user experience. Specific emphasis will be placed on discussing the challenges faced as they navigated the path towards this goal.

Eric Schvimmer, CTO, Head of Engineering, Bloomberg Consumer Media

B2: How The Network Is The Key To Delivering A Good Quality Of Experience

Global content providers are getting more involved in the network infrastructure game to create better user experiences and realize advertising and subscription revenues. They now realize that the network has to perform in a different way to execute on their business. As a result, carriers have responded by aligning with CDN operators and leveraging infrastructure and proximity to provide improved broadband products in response to new user demands. This presentation will discuss how the network plays an essential role in this new environment and helps delivery quality of experience to users.

Glenn Calafati, Global Marketing Director, Ciena

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

A3: Distilling The Web: Multi-layered Security Filtering Inside a Content Delivery Network

Content delivery networks are massive, distributed computing infrastructures that not only accelerate websites, but are also used for filtering unwanted Internet traffic. Having multi-layered security solutions in place is critical to extend core CDN functionalities and to enrich the holistic CDN ecosystem. In this presentation, presenters will share the various layers of security controls embedded in a CDN in order to ensure that the CDN can protect websites against a wide range of attacks and simultaneously ensure fast, scalable delivery of web content. Attendees will learn how CDNs can filter unwanted packets to defend against volumetric DDoS attacks, inspect HTTP traffic to protect websites against web applications exploits and apply high-definition web client fingerprinting to defend against threats by web bots.

Tin Zaw, Director, Security Solutions, Verizon Digital Media Services
Charlie Minesinger, Director, Solution Sales, Distil Networks

12:00 pm - 12:30 am

A4: Inside Vimeo’s Adaptive Video Streaming Stack a.k.a Skyfire In-depth

This presentation will showcase the proprietary and open source technology solutions created by Vimeo, including its proprietary CDN agnostic technology, Skyfire, built on top of MPEG-DASH standard that allows the platform to have adaptive streaming across multiple CDNs. Vimeo will discuss in detail various components of the microservices architecture that were developed from scratch to address end to end latency and high scale. They will also describe innovative solutions for dealing with tail latency, reducing startup times, improving cache efficiency and multi CDN optimizations.

Naren Venkataraman, VP, Engineering, Vimeo

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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Lunch Presentation: Security and CDN - The Best Practice of Security at the Edge

Record-sized attacks grew on average at a rate of 100Gbps per year until late in 2016. In less than a year’s time, we doubled from a record-breaking 500Gbps attack to over a whopping 1Tbps attack. What changed? Why the sudden tremendous growth? The answer of course is bigger botnets. Enterprises and CDN companies have a unique chance to eliminate bot attacks by adding smart cybersecurity at the edge of the network.

Laurent Gil, CRO and Founder, ZENEDGE

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

A5: How Diversity Adds To A Good Multi-CDN strategy

When it comes to selecting a CDN for your video delivery service, there is never one ideal option that fits all your needs. The CDNs performances vary in time, with the geographic location, with the network service provider used by your subscribers. This presentation will examine the benefits of a muti-CDN strategy and focus on how it can be enhanced with technologies that go beyond mere CDN switching.

Nivedita Nouvel, VP, Marketing, Broadpeak

B5: The Importance of QoE Data in Providing a High-Quality Viewing Experience

This session will explore why a publisher’s video delivery ecosystem partners also need a holistic view of consumers’ Quality of Experience (QoE) in today’s open and unpredictable internet environment. Learn how top-tier media companies and OTT video broadcasters and operators are using intelligent data to adapt to the evolving entertainment landscape and how correlations can be made across the video delivery workflow to understand the impact of experience as it pertains to the engagement of your audience.

Ed Haslam, Chief Marketing Officer, Conviva

1:50 pm - 2:10 pm

A6: The Service Provider Edge Cloud - A New Open Architecture for Content Delivery

Commercial CDNs can now leverage the service provider edge cloud for content delivery and in doing so, scale their delivery infrastructure and enable new applications like AR, VR, 4K Live Streaming. The service provider edge cloud is a content delivery platform built on massively distributed edge computing resources and deployed close to consumers. This edge cloud provides a low latency, high scale infrastructure that can extend commercial CDN infrastructure deep into the ISP network. In this session, you’ll understand Edge Cloud architecture and see how CDNs can integrate their own content delivery infrastructure with the Service Provider Edge Cloud.

Mark Fisher, VP, Marketing, Business Development, Qwilt

B6: How To Unleash the Power Of The Edge Cloud

Much of today’s data is generated by users at the edge of your network, so why not process, serve and secure it there? This presentation will discuss how Fastly partners have build on their edge cloud for added value. Find out how customers have enhanced their offerings by building custom apps on Fastly’s edge cloud platform.

Simon Wistow, Co-Founder, VP, Product Strategy, Fastly

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

A7: Open Caching And The Future of Online Video Delivery

Online video delivery is fragmented. Not only are there a number of different players involved, but, in many cases, not everyone gets to participate in the revenue. The Streaming Video Alliance has published a solution and proof-of-concept that suggests an Open Caching architecture might be able to unite the different constituents involved in online video delivery, ensuring a better end-user experience and distributing revenue more equitably. In this session, attendees will learn about Open Caching and how it can improve the overall online video experience while uniting the value chain.

Moderator: Jason Thibeault, Executive Director, Streaming Video Alliance
Eric Klein, Director, Infrastructure Delivery, MLBAM
Brett Mertens, Senior Product Manager, Limelight Networks
Dan Newman, Product Manager, ViaSat
Mark Fisher, VP, Marketing, Business Development, Qwilt

3:50 pm - 4:10 pm

A8: How To Drive Revenue By Improving Cloud and Mobile Application Performance

No one would argue that cloud application performance doesn’t matter – but how does performance translate into business impact? This presentation will walk through specific technical approaches that leading organizations around the world have taken to optimize web and mobile application performance that result in the most significant revenue impact for the business.  The punchline – done right, the opportunity is to drive 5% to 10% or higher digital revenue by optimizing cloud application performance, integrity and security.

Greg Kushmerek, Senior Engineer, Instart Logic

B8: Combining Your Existing CDN With A Private Content Delivery Solution

This presentation will discuss how CDNs have evolved from the customer perspective. As digital content delivery grows, customers need to understand how to grow their CDN strategy to match. In this presentation, you will learn the benefits of a hybrids CDN strategy. Also, you will gain specific technical insights into how to build your own CDN and the value it delivers.

Reza Naghibi, Senior Software Engineer, Varnish Software

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

A9: CDN Market Update: Web Performance and CDN Pricing Trends

This presentation will detail the competitive landscape for video and web performance services and highlight some of the new vendors and solutions in the market. Attendees will also get the latest data on the size of the content delivery industry as well as expected growth forecasts for both revenue and traffic volumes. Learn the current pricing points for video delivery services and web performance and hear about the market drivers, trends that will determine what customers pay in the future and get an update on do-it-yourself CDN deployments.

Dan Rayburn, Executive Vice President, StreamingMedia.com

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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