Wednesday, May 17

Content Delivery Summit


Registration & Continental Breakfast

Wednesday, May 17: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.



Wednesday, May 17: 9:00 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.


, Chairman, CDN Alliance


Opening Keynote

Wednesday, May 17: 9:05 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.


Diamond Sponsor Keynote

Wednesday, May 17: 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


Panel: The Next Challenge in Content Delivery: Rural Areas & Upcoming Regions

Wednesday, May 17: 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Now that we've reached OTT subscriber saturation in the "easy to reach areas" and important (sports) content has gone OTT-only, the next frontier is reaching rural areas and regions like Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. This opportunity also creates a whole lot of new challenges for content delivery. In this panel, you hear about those challenges and the solutions available and used today.


Coffee & Networking Break

Wednesday, May 17: 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.


Industry Awareness

Wednesday, May 17: 10:50 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.


Back to the Future: How Saving Costs with Content Delivery Matters Again

Wednesday, May 17: 10:55 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

The initial use case for multi-CDN was primarily focused on cost savings. In the meantime, multi-CDN has evolved to offer advantages that go far beyond the bottom line. Now that subscriber numbers are plateauing and content providers are once again hyperaware of costs, what can be done today to save money without sacrificing quality, performance, and availability? Find out what measures you can take to keep costs under control.


Panel: Low-Latency Streaming and the Edge - What Do They Have In Common?

Wednesday, May 17: 11:20 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

We have talked about low latency (LL) and ultra-low latency (ULL) for years, but this year we might see breakthroughs in implementations for gambling and interactivity as well as in relation to social media. The growth of the edge also has advantages for low latency. So why and how is it useful to marry the two? You hear about different use cases demonstrating why low latency will become even more important and how the edge will play a role in making it happen.


Performance on Mobile: Revealing Hidden Treasures

Wednesday, May 17: 11:50 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

With video consumption on mobile phones on the rise, resulting in high expectations from mobile users, content providers need to take a closer look at performance, especially as startup times are so extremely important to keep users watching, and let those advertisement dollars come rolling in. What impacts on the bottom line do we see just from having better performance? In this session, you find out why performance on mobile matters ... big time!


Attendee Lunch - Sponsored by CDN77

Wednesday, May 17: 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.


Industry Awareness

Wednesday, May 17: 1:15 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.


Panel: Is Sustainability in Content Delivery Sustainable?

Wednesday, May 17: 1:20 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Sustainability is a hot topic in media, broadcast, and OTT, and the content delivery industry is taking its first steps toward a more sustainable future. A number of initiatives have emerged, and most major CDN service providers and CDN vendors have dedicated people within the company focusing on sustainability. But what are the results so far, and where are the most important initiatives now? Learn from the frontrunners in content delivery sustainability about their plans and results.


Data Overload: How to Manage Your Data So It Remains Relevant

Wednesday, May 17: 1:50 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

We get and create more and more data from several levels within the content delivery chain. Too much data is not only costly to process, but also introduces delays. It is a constant balance between the amount and granularity of the data and how to turn this into insights that are actually relevant. In this session, you hear best practices on how to do this the right way.


Panel: Multicast Is Dead, Long Live Multicast!

Wednesday, May 17: 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

One of the oldest debates in content delivery is about multicast. It was a blessing in the early ages of streaming and IPTV, but eventually was pushed aside by OTT. Now, however, it again is seen as an alternative for large-scale live events to ensure smooth delivery on fixed and mobile networks. The main question is whether it will finally find mass adoption or remain a niche—and if so, for what use cases? We discuss all the pros and cons with this session to find out if multicast is here to stay.


The State of Open Caching

Wednesday, May 17: 2:45 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Open caching has been around for years and slowly is moving into a position where its potential can be proven. We've seen announcements made over the last year about adoption by vendors and implementations by telcos and content providers, along with other initiatives such as common tokens and client-based multi-CDN, which also has been open sourced by the SVTA. So what has happened, where are we now, and where is open caching going in the future?


Coffee & Networking Break

Wednesday, May 17: 3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Industry Awereness

Wednesday, May 17: 3:30 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.


Panel: The Future of Multi-CDN—Static Caches or Smart Edges?

Wednesday, May 17: 3:35 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.

Multi-CDN is now used by roughly 60% of all content providers for video delivery at scale. However, the growth of edge and the capabilities it offers have put in question what the future of multi-CDN will look like. What technical changes are on the horizon with the edge that will impact on how we use multi-CDN in the future? In this session, you hear bright minds share their vision on what will happen and what the technical implications are you need to be thinking about.


The Science Behind Cache Hits and Misses Revealed

Wednesday, May 17: 4:05 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Having a good cache hit ratio and avoiding too many cache misses not only improves performance, but also impacts traffic and associated costs back to the origin. There are actually formulas you can apply to optimize cache misses based on scientific research. In this session, you hear what value to expect from these improvements, the research behind them, and how to apply them in your day-to-day business.


Open Panel: Standardization in Content Delivery—What's Needed to Make It Work?

Wednesday, May 17: 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Although the word "standard" immediately sounds like a very theoretical exercise, having standards does make sense in order to save time, money, and errors. Although the basics of CDNs in order to work are based on open standards, interacting with CDNs is not standardized. In this open discussion, in addition to a number of panelists, we also give the floor to the audience to discuss this topic.


VIP Mixer

Wednesday, May 17: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Join us for drinks and tasty bites as you mix and mingle after a full day of sessions! Open to all full-conference attendees, speakers, and sponsors. Note: This is a combined networking event with Streaming Media East 2023.

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