A4: Inside Vimeo’s Adaptive Video Streaming Stack a.k.a Skyfire In-depth

Track A – Monday 15 May 
12:00 – 00:30

This presentation will showcase the proprietary and open source technology solutions created by Vimeo, including its proprietary CDN agnostic technology, Skyfire, built on top of MPEG-DASH standard that allows the platform to have adaptive streaming across multiple CDNs. Vimeo will discuss in detail various components of the microservices architecture that were developed from scratch to address end to end latency and high scale. They will also describe innovative solutions for dealing with tail latency, reducing startup times, improving cache efficiency and multi CDN optimizations.

Presented by: Naren Venkataraman

Lunch Presentation: Security and CDN – The Best Practice of Security at the Edge

Track A – Monday 15 May 
12:30 – 13:30

Record-sized attacks grew on average at a rate of 100Gbps per year until late in 2016. In less than a year’s time, we doubled from a record-breaking 500Gbps attack to over a whopping 1Tbps attack. What changed? Why the sudden tremendous growth? The answer of course is bigger botnets. Enterprises and CDN companies have a unique chance to eliminate bot attacks by adding smart cybersecurity at the edge of the network.

Presented by: Laurent Gil

W4: Encoding 2017: Codecs & Packaging for PCs, Mobile & OTT/STB/Smart TVs

Afternoon Workshops – Monday 15 May 
13:30 – 16:30

As video resolutions increase and target playback platforms multiply, video producers must leave their H.264/HLS/HDS comfort zone and expand into HEVC, VP9, and MPEG-DASH. This workshop is divided into multiple segments by target platform to teach you the applicable standards and best strategies for delivering live and VOD adaptive video to viewers on that platform, both with and without DRM. Along the way, attendees learn options for producing H.264, HEVC, and VP9; the status of standards such as the Media Source Extensions (MSE) and Encrypted Media Extensions (EME); and how and when to utilize them. Attendees walk away knowing the technical requirements for delivering to all key platforms and the best practices for making it happen.

Presented by: Jan Ozer

A5: How Diversity Adds To A Good Multi-CDN strategy

Track A – Monday 15 May 
13:30 – 13:50

When it comes to selecting a CDN for your video delivery service, there is never one ideal option that fits all your needs. The CDNs performances vary in time, with the geographic location, with the network service provider used by your subscribers. This presentation will examine the benefits of a muti-CDN strategy and focus on how it can be enhanced with technologies that go beyond mere CDN switching.

Presented by: Nivedita Nouvel

B5: The Importance of QoE Data in Providing a High-Quality Viewing Experience

Track B – Monday 15 May 
13:30 – 13:50

This session will explore why a publisher’s video delivery ecosystem partners also need a holistic view of consumers’ Quality of Experience (QoE) in today’s open and unpredictable internet environment. Learn how top-tier media companies and OTT video broadcasters and operators are using intelligent data to adapt to the evolving entertainment landscape and how correlations can be made across the video delivery workflow to understand the impact of experience as it pertains to the engagement of your audience.

Presented by: Ed Haslam

W5: DRM Workflows: How to Provide Protected Content to Desktop, Mobile, TVs, & Streaming Boxes

Afternoon Workshops – Monday 15 May 
13:30 – 16:30

DRM is a necessary evil for premium content providers, but with the recent streaming formats and standards, it gets rather easy to create DRM-protected streaming systems. MPEG-DASH with Common Encryption (CENC), together with HLS and FairPlay, is the state-ofthe- art DRM approach to reach the majority of platforms today. This workshop focuses on the common approaches used in 2017, as well as how to go beyond just streaming, e.g., enabling offline playback of DRM protected-content. Furthermore, the future e.g., using HLS with fMP4, as well as CMAF, is discussed.

Presented by: Stefan Lederer

W6: Wowza Ninja Workshop (Level 300): Building Modules

Afternoon Workshops – Monday 15 May 
13:30 – 16:30

At the core of Wowza Streaming Engine’s functionality is a collection of Java modules that define its capabilities. In this workshop, learn how to use the Eclipse IDE to build your own customized modules for your streaming media deployments. You will have hands-on experience with your own laptop to learn about basic application and stream event handlers, as well as building listeners for publish/unpublish and transcoder events. Attendees should have basic to intermediate programming skills in one or more languages, preferably Java.

This is a hands-on workshop. Attendees are responsible for providing their own laptop for use during this workshop.

Presented by: Robert Reinhardt

A6: The Service Provider Edge Cloud – A New Open Architecture for Content Delivery

Track A – Monday 15 May 
13:50 – 14:10

Commercial CDNs can now leverage the service provider edge cloud for content delivery and in doing so, scale their delivery infrastructure and enable new applications like AR, VR, 4K Live Streaming. The service provider edge cloud is a content delivery platform built on massively distributed edge computing resources and deployed close to consumers. This edge cloud provides a low latency, high scale infrastructure that can extend commercial CDN infrastructure deep into the ISP network. In this session, you’ll understand Edge Cloud architecture and see how CDNs can integrate their own content delivery infrastructure with the Service Provider Edge Cloud.

Presented by: Mark Fisher

B6: How To Unleash the Power Of The Edge Cloud

Track B – Monday 15 May 
13:50 – 14:10

Much of today’s data is generated by users at the edge of your network, so why not process, serve and secure it there? This presentation will discuss how Fastly partners have build on their edge cloud for added value. Find out how customers have enhanced their offerings by building custom apps on Fastly’s edge cloud platform.

Presented by: Simon Wistow

A7: Open Caching And The Future of Online Video Delivery

Track A – Monday 15 May 
14:30 – 15:30

Online video delivery is fragmented. Not only are there a number of different players involved, but, in many cases, not everyone gets to participate in the revenue. The Streaming Video Alliance has published a solution and proof-of-concept that suggests an Open Caching architecture might be able to unite the different constituents involved in online video delivery, ensuring a better end-user experience and distributing revenue more equitably. In this session, attendees will learn about Open Caching and how it can improve the overall online video experience while uniting the value chain.

Presented by: Jason Thibeault, Eric Klein, Brett Mertens, Dan Newman, Mark Fisher