June 1, 2020
  The Westin Copley Place
  Boston, MA


Our one-day Content Delivery Summit, a featured event at Streaming Media East 2020, is a unique opportunity for every participant in the "stack" to meet and to ensure alignment, and for those who buy services from any or all of these layers to attain a complete picture of the largest distributed compute networks and service platforms in the world.

Monday, June 01, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
  • Continental Breakfast
8:50 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Welcome
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • Opening Keynote: Connecting, Powering, and Delivering Infrastructure for Content Delivery
  • This keynote begins the day at ground level (or below), looking at the challenges faced by the largest network operators as they scale up to meet real-world demand, and will help attendees understand the complexity—both technical and economic—of locating datacenters with regards to their power supply, submarine fibre access, and interconnection to metropolitan networks and beyond.

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Energy, Submarine, Fiber Carrier Interconnect
  • Building off of the keynote, this session will focus on the real-world availability of the fundamental infrastructure services that underpin all CDN operations, as well as the complexities to consider when deploying POPs around the world.

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Core IP Strategies
  • A discussion about carrier connectivity and IP network availability for CDN services in the U.S. and across the globe, this session will explore the current international transit and peering market and look at optimal paths for varying scales of CDN deployment—including in-housing and out-sourcing bandwidth services.

10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
  • Coffee & Networking Break
10:50 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
  • Compute/Memory and Storage/FPGA/High Density
  • Silicon is a key element of any distributed compute strategy. In the CDN market, the option to offload "heavy math" to graphics processing units and field-programmable gate arrays is central to achieving low power requirements and higher density. This panel will explore the emerging options and the applications they can address in the CDN, from video encoding to edge AI and VR.

11:20 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
  • Non-Fixed Layer 2 (Cellular and Satellite)/ATSC3.0/M-ABR/5G/LTE-B
  • The non-fixed (mobile and wireless) telecoms market is driving some significant strides in innovation in the service layer. We talk to three sector experts about these emerging technologies, how they work, and how they will drive new offerings for the CDN to provide to the consumer.

11:50 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
  • Lunch
12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
  • Keynote: CDN Innovation
  • A presentation by a lead engineer for a major OTT sports platform who works with many of the world’s CDNs, this session looks at the engineering of a distribution workflow that minimizes encoding while leveraging packaging strategies to maximize device reach through CDNs. 

1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
  • Delivering Video at Scale
  • In this session we talk to three of the largest global CDNs about their strategies, successes, and challenges in meeting the ever-growing demand for high-quality video. This will be one of the most "holistic" CDN sessions of the day, and very pertinent to our co-located Streaming Media East audience.

1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
  • Delivering Non-Video Content at Scale
  • In what is essentially a real-world case study, this session will be a deep dive into a major social networking platform's CDN requirements and how the team ensures it works smoothly and delivers the wide range of content used by more than 600 million people to help businesses stay connected!

2:15 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
  • Coffee & Networking Break
2:40 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.
  • CDN Management/Operating at Scale: Orchestration and Operations
  • A deep dive into complexity theory and the optimization of the speed of computing in parallel over large distributed networks, this session will be of considerable value to CDN operators who are making decisions about the loading of resources across their networks.

3:10 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.
  • Quality of Service (QoS) Management
  • Multi-CDN has been a "thing" for a number of years, latency remains a buzzword, and buffering is the enemy of us all (especially if we have kids)! We talk to a group of experts who are focused specifically on ensuring that publishers, CDNs, and telcos can provide the best quality of service to the consumer.

3:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Future Briefing—Edge Compute and the CDN: Service Creation Opportunities
  • Edge compute use cases today are based on either real-time, latency-sensitive, and high-bandwidth processing of data, and/or enablement of enterprise customer use cases currently constrained by network availability and bandwidth at far-reaching locations. When edge compute is combined with 5G access and SD-WAN connections to upstream clouds as a secure, managed service via an abstraction layer, it opens up new value-added market opportunities, and enables the creation of an “intelligent edge.” Taking an operator's perspective, this talk will cover the challenges, opportunities and market/technology gaps in realizing edge compute and reflect on representative industry use cases driving near-term benefits.

4:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.
  • Future Briefing—Edge Compute and the CDN: CDN Edge Compute Strategies
  • With a presentation from one of the most scaled-up and distributed edge compute networks, this session will provide a forward-looking view on their strategy and the types of services and applications they will be incorporating into their edge compute proposition.

4:20 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
  • Future Briefing—Edge Compute and the CDN: Public Cloud Edge Compute Strategies
  • Session details will be announced soon!

4:40 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • The Future of the Edge
  • In this final session, Content Delivery Summit chair Dom Robinson will convene the speakers from the Future Briefings for a Q&A session, encouraging the audience to put their questions to the panel (and to the floor) and explore not only the points made in the previous three sessions, but to see what these leading industry minds think is around the corner for the sector.

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • VIP Mixer
  • Our VIP Mixer is a great opportunity to continue the day's discussions and networking in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy drinks and tasty bites as you mix and mingle.

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