Category Archives: CDS2017

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

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

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

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

B8: Combining Your Existing CDN With A Private Content Delivery Solution

Track B – Monday 15 May 
15:50 – 16:10

This presentation will discuss how CDNs have evolved from the customer perspective. As digital content delivery grows, customers need to understand how to grow their CDN strategy to match. In this presentation, you will learn the benefits of a hybrids CDN strategy. Also, you will gain specific technical insights into how to build your own CDN and the value it delivers.

Presented by: Reza Naghibi

A8: How To Drive Revenue By Improving Cloud and Mobile Application Performance

Track A – Monday 15 May 
15:50 – 16:10

No one would argue that cloud application performance doesn’t matter – but how does performance translate into business impact? This presentation will walk through specific technical approaches that leading organizations around the world have taken to optimize web and mobile application performance that result in the most significant revenue impact for the business.  The punchline – done right, the opportunity is to drive 5% to 10% or higher digital revenue by optimizing cloud application performance, integrity and security.

Presented by: Greg Kushmerek

A9: CDN Market Update: Web Performance and CDN Pricing Trends

Track A – Monday 15 May 
16:30 – 17:30

This presentation will detail the competitive landscape for video and web performance services and highlight some of the new vendors and solutions in the market. Attendees will also get the latest data on the size of the content delivery industry as well as expected growth forecasts for both revenue and traffic volumes. Learn the current pricing points for video delivery services and web performance and hear about the market drivers, trends that will determine what customers pay in the future and get an update on do-it-yourself CDN deployments.

Presented by: Dan Rayburn

Alexander, Jon

Jon Alexander
Senior Director, Product Management
Level 3 Communications

As senior director, Product Management, Jon Alexander manages the media products at Level 3 Communications, which includes its global content delivery network. Jon joined Level 3 in 2008 and relocated to Colorado from London in 2012 to take over the global product ownership. Prior to Level 3, Jon ran the product team at Velocix through to acquisition by Alcatel Lucent. Jon has an MA and a MEng from the University of Cambridge.