Monday, Oct 5



Chair's Welcome

Monday, October 5: 8:50 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (ET) / 5:50 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. (PT)

Content Delivery Summit chair Dom Robinson sets out the overall narrative for the day's discussions and introduces the panel moderators.


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


Opening Keynote

Monday, October 5: 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (ET) / 6:00 a.m. - 6:30 a.m. (PT)

Our keynote will focus on the challenges faced by the largest content publishers as they scale up to meet real-world demand and will ground the day's discussions by helping us understand the complexity—both technical and economic—of locating content delivery infrastructure with regards to their power supply, fiber access, contribution, interconnection, operation, and delivery to metropolitan networks and consumers.


Energy, Submarine, Fiber Carrier Interconnect

Monday, October 5: 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (ET) / 6:30 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. (PT)

This session expands on the keynote and will focus on the real-world availability of these fundamental infrastructure services that underpin all CDN operations, as well as complexities to consider when deploying POPs around the world.


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


Core IP Strategies

Monday, October 5: 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (ET) / 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. (PT)

As a discussion about carrier connectivity and IP network availability for CDN services around the U.S. and the global market as a whole, this session will explore the current transit and peering market around the world and look at optimal paths for varying scales of CDN deployment, including in-housing and outsourcing bandwidth services.


, CEO, Axello



Monday, October 5: 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. (ET) / 7:30 a.m. - 7:50 a.m. (PT)


Compute/Memory and Storage/FPGA/High Density

Monday, October 5: 10:50 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. (ET) / 7:50 a.m. - 8:20 a.m. (PT)

Silicon is a key element of any distributed compute strategy. In the CDN market, the option to offload "heavy math" to GPUs and FPGAs is crucial to achieving low power requirements and higher density. This panel will explore the options that are emerging and the applications that they can address in the CDN, from video encoding to edge AI and VR.


, Founding Executive Director, Help Me Stream, USA


Non-Fixed Layer 2 (Cellular and Satellite)

Monday, October 5: 11:20 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. (ET) / 8:20 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. (PT)

The non-fixed telecoms market (mobile and wireless in lay terms) is driving significant strides in innovation in the service layer. We talk to three sector experts about these emerging technologies, what they are, how they work, and how they will drive new offerings for the CDN to provide to the consumer


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



Monday, October 5: 11:50 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (ET) / 8:50 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. (PT)



Monday, October 5: 12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. (ET) / 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. (PT)

Now that we have looked at CDN underpinnings and infrastructure, we move up the stack to look at the applied CDN as it exists today. Our afternoon keynote will look deeply into how content publishers and CDNs can work together to ensure the best possible service delivery to the end consumer.


Layer 4 in the CDN—Caching/Media Serving/Compute

Monday, October 5: 1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. (ET) / 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. (PT)

This session brings together key thought leaders to talk about innovation and standards in the CDN application layer.


Video Workflow Evolution Within the CDN

Monday, October 5: 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (ET) / 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (PT)

This regular feature session forms the heart of CDS. 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. As one of the most "holistic" CDN sessions of the day, it will be very pertinent to the larger Streaming Media West Connect audience as well.


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



Monday, October 5: 2:15 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. (ET) / 11:15 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. (PT)


CDN Management/Operating at Scale: Orchestration and Operations

Monday, October 5: 2:40 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. (ET) / 11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. (PT)

Today’s CDN infrastructure is coordinated and serviced by a complex distributed computing environment. This session will explore different ways that the orchestration and operation of these environments can be achieved.


, CEO, Axello


QoS Management and CDN Switching

Monday, October 5: 3:10 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. (ET) / 12:10 p.m. - 12:40 p.m. (PT)

Multi-CDN has been a "thing" for a number of years now. Latency is also a hot buzzword, and buffering remains the enemy of all of us (particularly our 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.


, Founding Executive Director, Help Me Stream, USA


Future Briefings—Edge Compute and the CDN

Monday, October 5: 3:40 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. (ET) / 12:40 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. (PT)

In this presentation, we hear from an operator that is leveraging the experience in running at-scale distributed compute networks in the CDN space to expand into a wider edge compute offering. As edge computing evolves and emerges as one of the leading "next- generation" services in demand today, this session is a must-attend for those who want to leverage their expertise in the CDN compute space to broaden their service offering.


Future Briefings—Next-Generation CDN Service Evolution

Monday, October 5: 4:10 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. (ET) / 1:10 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. (PT)

This forward-looking session does exactly what the title says: looks to the future of CDN services and how they need to evolve to keep pace with an ever-changing market.


Closing Fireside Chat

Monday, October 5: 4:40 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. (ET) / 1:40 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (PT)

The Content Delivery Summit chair and moderators join in for a recap of the day's key takeaways and analysis of the top opportunities and challenges facing the content delivery space. They will also take questions from the floor to ensure that all delegates have had a chance to raise any topics of interest. At the end of the panel, we'll transition to an open discussion and encourage virtual networking among attendees.

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