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Monday, Nov 14

Content Delivery Summit West 2022


Registration & Continental Breakfast

Monday, November 14: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.



Monday, November 14: 9:00 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.


, Chairman, CDN Alliance


Opening Keynote: What Is Needed to Make 100% OTT a Reality?

Monday, November 14: 9:05 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

In the U.S., streamer viewership has surpassed that of cable as of August of this year. After beating broadcast in viewership, now cable has been beaten as well. But we are not there yet. With only a little more than a third of the viewership being streaming, there is still a lot to conquer. Are we even able to to deliver OTT to everyone, especially with live streaming? In this presentation you hear whether it is possible to deliver OTT to everyone and if so what the expected challenges are we need to work on.


Industry Insights

Monday, November 14: 9:35 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.


Industry Insights

Monday, November 14: 9:50 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.


Fireside Chat: To Use, Buy or Build a CDN?—Strategies Explained

Monday, November 14: 10:05 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.

CDNs for delivery of video are getting easier to build on your own as an addition of a multi-CDN mix. But is it useful to build one? What comes into play when deciding on whether you want to build you own CDN? When is it useful and when not? In this session, you hear from several players on the reasons why they did or did not choose to build their own CDN and what you would need to consider if you plan on building one.


Coffee & Networking Break

Monday, November 14: 10:35 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.


Industry Awareness

Monday, November 14: 10:55 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


Streaming in the Metaverse—The New Reality

Monday, November 14: 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

You are a believer or a non-believer of the metaverse. Regardless, if you want to do video delivery in the metaverse, there is a bit more to it than just delivery. If you want to do it at scale, it is pretty much unknown territory. So what to prepare for when the metaverse has its breakthrough or better yet, now? In this session, you hear about how the metaverse is used today with some real examples and what comes into play when you to deliver video at scale.


Fireside Chat: Edge vs. SuperPop: Which One Is Better for CDNs and ISPs?

Monday, November 14: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

CDNs have gone through evolutions over the years, being highly distributed in the 1st and 2nd generations to SuperPoPs with the 3rd generation. Now we are at the verge of a 4th generation of CDNs, with the trend of going back to highly distributed as being "Edge" CDNs. Is this a logical evolution of CDNs? And, is this relevant for all players in the ecosystem such as ISPs? This session discusses the pros and cons of edge vs. SuperPop architectures of CDNs and looks at what is better for CDNs and ISPs.


The Convergence Between Cloud, Edge, and CDN

Monday, November 14: 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

CDNs and clouds used to be relatively separated in their ability to deliver content. Clouds focused on storage and compute capabilities for content and applications, whereas CDNs focused on high-performance delivery at scale of content. Nowadays, clouds have taken on the delivery aspect, including edge infrastructures. Meanwhile, CDNs are now offering compute capability on the edge as well. Does the rise of edge initiate a convergence between CDN and clouds? In this session you will find out the answer to this question.


Attendee Networking Lunch

Monday, November 14: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Industry Awareness: Why Do We Need the CDN Alliance?

Monday, November 14: 1:30 p.m. - 1:35 p.m.


From Myth to Fact: The 1Tbps Server in the Works

Monday, November 14: 1:35 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.

The amount of servers needed to keep pace with the delivery video at scale is constantly increasing. But with that comes an increase in operations and costs as well as an impact on the environment. Higher capacity network gear has opened up the possibility of pushing the boundaries of the amount of video that can be pushed with a single server. What are the technology trends to follow as this becomes a reality and what comes into play in making sure you get the most out of a server? You will learn the answers to these questions in this session.


Fireside Chat: Are Standards in Content Delivery an Utopia?

Monday, November 14: 2:05 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.

The basic building blocks of CDNs all come from open standards, albeit with their own optimizations and technologies on top. Yet, the CDN industry itself does not have any standards since its start 20-plus years ago. Now, CDNs are one of the fundamental building blocks of the internet. Despite a few running initiatives, no standards have been adopted. Are standards needed in the CDN Industry, or is that just a Utopia? In this session, you hear the pros and cons of standards and if they would benefit the CDN Industry.


The Importance of (Real-Time) Monitoring

Monday, November 14: 2:35 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.

CDNs have become a cornerstone of the internet. An outage of a CDN can have a severe impact on subscribers that are watching video as well as the business of a content provider, especially in relation to live streaming. This is partly solved by using multi-CDN strategies. But these strategies need monitoring too. So, how do you monitor and what do you need to monitor? In this session, you hear what is important to monitor, and why, and what tools you can use to monitor CDNs effectively and avoid disasters.


Coffee & Networking Break

Monday, November 14: 3:05 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Industry Awareness

Monday, November 14: 3:30 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.


Fireside Chat: Optimizing Last-Mile Delivery: Is There Room to Improve?

Monday, November 14: 3:35 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.

There is a lot of focus in the market on the optimization of the last mile, which is traditionally out of reach of CDN service providers themselves. There are different approaches to tackle this challenge, such as the use of more edge distribution, the use of mesh delvibery, hand-over delivery to on-net CDNs, and optimization with algorithms and alternative protocols. In the session, you learn about a few possibilities for optimizing the last-mile delivery and what the pros and cons are of such approaches.


The (Re)new(ed) Focus in Content Delivery: Security First!

Monday, November 14: 4:05 p.m. - 4:35 p.m.

With the increased popularity of OTT servicess, the risk of being hacked or attacked is increasing as well. The industry moreover recognizes that security, just like with other industries, is becoming a high priority. But what parts do you need to think about to secure what delivery media? What is the best approach? In this session, you learn from experts who share firsthand experiences about how to secure your content delivery the best way and what you need to think about when doing so.


Fireside Chat: The Growing Complexity of Multi-CDN: Where Does It Stop?

Monday, November 14: 4:35 p.m. - 5:05 p.m.

Multi-CDN so far has been centered on ensuring that CDNs focus on delivery only; logic and decision making were part of the workflow and the origins used. This was all designed to keep CDNs simple and predictable. With the increased functionality at the edge and the potenial and need to do processing on the edge, running a multi-CDN becomes much more challenging. In the session, you hear from several players on what they already do, what they see coming in the complexity of multi-CDNs, and how they plan to counter that.


Closing Remarks

Monday, November 14: 5:05 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.


VIP Mixer

Monday, November 14: 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Enjoy drinks and tasty bites while you mix and mingle with Content Delivery Summit attendees, speakers, and sponsors. This is a shared networking event with Streaming Media West 2022.

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