Content Delivery Summit 2019 Program

Monday, May 6



Opening Keynote: The Future of TV Delivery

Monday, May 6: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

This presentation examines key technology attributes that are likely to define OTT delivery solutions over the next three to five years, covering a range of topics from codecs, resolutions, formats and protocols to latency, economics and player behavior.


, Principal Architect - Leading Edge, Akamai Technologies


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Fireside Chat: Data, Delivery, & the User Experience

Monday, May 6: 10:20 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

How important is data to ensuring great content delivery? Where does that data come from, and how can you make sense of it? In this presentation, learn about the kind of data you can collect, where you can collect it from, and techniques for using that data to make more informed business decisions about your content delivery strategy.


, CEO & Co-Founder, Datazoom and Women in Streaming Media

, VP of Sales, North America, Australia, New Zealand, UK & Ireland, Nice People at Work


Fireside Chat: Is the Future of Content Delivery at the Edge?

Monday, May 6: 10:50 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Talk about the "edge" has filled recent content delivery discussions. But what is the "edge?" Is it different in mobile networks versus cable operator networks? And what role does it play in ensuring a great user experience with your video or application? In this presentation, learn about what the "edge" is, where it's located, the technologies that are making it happen, and, most importantly, how you can take advantage of it in your content delivery.


, Global Sales Executive, Emerging Technologies, Edge Infrastructure, EdgeConneX

, Strategic Account Executive, Schneider Electric


Extending Content Delivery Beyond the CDN

Monday, May 6: 11:25 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

In the beginning, content owners found the best CDN and threw all their content on it. Then came multi-CDN and CDN switching, and content owners soon had multiple vendor relationships and the data to pit them against each other on performance. What's next? As consumers hop from network to network (home Wi-Fi, mobile, fixed), does that strategy alone work to provide the best possible delivery experience? In this presentation, learn about multi-path HTTP adaptive streaming that could ensure top-quality user experiences even as the scale of delivery continues to expand.


, Head of Exploration, Broadpeak


Fireside Chat: Lessons Learned Delivering Video at Scale

Monday, May 6: 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The Super Bowl. World Cup Soccer.American Idol. There are a host of big streaming events that have managed to exceed customer expectations and provide a great user experience. In this panel, hear from content distributors on the choices made, technologies selected, and emergencies averted while delivering some of the Internet's biggest streaming events.


, Director and Creative Firestarter, id3as and Contributing Editor,, UK


, Principal Engineer, CBS Interactive

, Executive Director, Disney Streaming


Dealing With the Growth of Un-Cachable Content

Monday, May 6: 1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Content delivery network technologies continue to evolve and improve performance, security, and reach for websites and apps that predominantly serve "static" content to their user base. But what about the new wave of highly personalized, highly chatty, location-based applications, where the "content" is largely un-cachable? Or applications that depend on data generated from tens of thousands of globally distributed sources? What is required to scale, secure, and provide global performance for the next generation of content apps? In this presentation, learn about solutions for the next wave of highly dynamic, personalized, immersive apps.


, Senior Director of Product Management, Limelight Networks


Changing the Economics of Streaming Video: Full Stack Cloud Services Using Specialized Hardware Acceleration

Monday, May 6: 1:50 p.m. - 2:15 p.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.


, Chief Commercial Officer, HellaStorm


Fireside Chat: End-to-End Media Delivery with Microsoft Azure

Monday, May 6: 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Azure is a one-stop shop for all media delivery needs from content upload, storage, encoding, and packaging to securing and delivering content to global users. This fireside chat will explore the simple, DevOps-friendly architecture that can be quickly deployed and scaled for all kinds of HTTP-based media delivery workloads.


, Director and Creative Firestarter, id3as and Contributing Editor,, UK


, Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft


Fireside Chat With Women in Streaming Media & Philo TV: Building a Multichannel Live TV Streaming Service in 18 Months

Monday, May 6: 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Philo TV began as a campus only project in a Harvard dormitory and has since grown into a skinny bundle service available on all major platforms and devices. At $20 per month for 58 channels, the rate is one of the lowest in the industry, yet they’ve built a scalable direct-to-consumer streaming platform in less than 18 months, delivering superb audience experience with +800% YoY subscriber growth. In this fireside chat, find out about the company’s innovative approach to live linear streaming, as well as how it has dealt with issues of scale and reach.


, Market Lead, Media & Entertainment, Fastly and President & Founder, Women in Streaming Media

, Chief Operating Officer, Philo


Managing High-Quality Streaming in Uncertain Bandwidth

Monday, May 6: 3:30 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.

There are many times when viewers are moving between networks as they stream. They might go from a home Wi-Fi to LTE to 3G to public Wi-Fi and back again. But how do you ensure the best possible streaming experience when this happens? In this presentation, learn about video stack strategies, from encoding to playback, to ensure that viewers receive the best possible viewing experience even as they traverse a variety of networks.


, Principal Product Architect, Zype


Avoiding Live Streaming Blackouts: Best Practices for Achieving High Availability

Monday, May 6: 4:05 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

How do you create streaming services that meet consumer expectations for availability? Traditional cable has often been five 9s of service. Can online be too? What do the SLAs of tomorrow's live streaming services look like and how will operators ensure that they can meet them even as audiences continue to expand? In this presentation, hear from content delivery experts as they explain how high-availability live streaming can be achieved.


, CEO, Norsk

, CTO, Norsk


How OTT Services Can Scale to Dramatically Improve QoE

Monday, May 6: 4:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.

Although streaming video continues to grow in popularity, concurrent viewers is still miniscule compared to broadcast television. And when concurrency grows, it often means service degradation—lower bitrates, lower availability, and even sometimes outages. How can OTT services continue to meet consumer expectations even as audiences grow geographically? In this presentation, learn about how it's possible for OTT services to continue growing while simultaneously retaining a high quality of experience.


, VP Video Strategy, Harmonic and President-Chair, Ultra HD Forum


Content Delivery: The Next 5 Years

Monday, May 6: 4:50 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.

With content delivery use cases evolving, the technology needs to change as well. Whether it's through new protocols, new hardware, or new architectures, how content is delivered will continue to morph over the coming years. In this presentation, learn about some of the technologies on the horizon and how they might impact content delivery in the years ahead.


, Director and Creative Firestarter, id3as and Contributing Editor,, UK


VIP Mixer @ Herb N' Kitchen, Hilton Lobby

Monday, May 6: 5:10 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Mix and mingle while enjoying drinks and tasty bites. Our VIP Mixer is a great opportunity to meet new people, share experiences, and learn from each other in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Open to all Content Delivery Summit attendees, speakers, and sponsors.

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