Category Archives: Monday

Keynote: Google Cloud

Keynotes – Monday 15 May 
09:00 – 10:00

Leonidas is an engineering director at Google in charge of front end infrastructure and content delivery. He has been with Google for 10+ years and has held positions with Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Akamai, Compaq and DEC before. He is the holder of Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees in Computer Science (U of Patras, U of Rochester) and is the author of multiple papers and patents in the areas of computer architecture and networking.

Presented by: Leonidas Kontothanassis

W1: Creating an Open-Source Encoding Pipeline

Morning Workshops – Monday 15 May 
09:00 – 12:00

Encoding workflows for both SMB and enterprise can utilize powerful and free open source options, such as FFmpeg, which appeal to startups and established businesses for the flexibility in customization that they offer. In this workshop, learn the pros and cons of utilizing open source software in your encoding workflow. You also learn how to implement an encoding workflow by deconstructing a sample PHP and FFmpeg architecture. The presentation also explores extended encoding options for FFmpeg, including HEVC/H.265, to maximize compatibility with a wide range of mobile and desktop browsers, as well as streaming media servers.

Presented by: Robert Reinhardt

W2: Making the Transition From Flash to HTML5

Morning Workshops – Monday 15 May 
09:00 – 12:00

As Flash continues to decline, HTML5 video technologies increasingly bring the promise of heightened performance and better QOE. This workshop provides an in-depth look at HTML5 players, their features and strengths, as well as the open-source media engine frameworks available on the market today. We begin by examining the main components in a video player and then discuss how to choose a player adapted to one’s use case, examining how several open-source solutions compare. Finally, we use an interactive example to build features and demonstrate several optimizations, offering tips and best practices and pointing out potential production issues as we go along.

Presented by: Erica Beavers, Nikolay Rodionov

W3: Wowza Ninja Workshop (Level 100): Building an End-to-End Live Streaming Workflow

Morning Workshops – Monday 15 May 
09:00 – 12:00

A getting-started interactive workshop that will cover the basics for many popular live-streaming scenarios, including end-to-end demos with a variety of third-party and Wowza technologies.

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

Presented by: Tim Dougherty

B1: OTT by the Numbers: A Data Analysis of OTT Usage, and Conclusions on Meeting Consumer Needs

Track B – Monday 15 May 
10:30 – 10:50

Millennials may have led the way in cutting the cord, but their elders are right behind them. OTT is gaining share in the overall video consumption market, with only a few social and technological barriers to achieving complete market domination. This presentation will give the audience a deep-dive analysis of OTT usage by device, geographic region, performance vectors and providers, leveraging the unique insights of Level 3’s significant network footprint and big data analysis. Learn about the competing tensions between what end users require from OTT, and how providers work to differentiate through technology to meet those expectations in an increasingly competitive market.

Presented by: Jon Alexander

A1: Sharpening the Edge: the Evolution of CDN and Cloud Security

Track A – Monday 15 May 
10:30 – 10:50

Content delivery networks aren’t just for content any more. Their fundamental architecture and technologies are being leveraged far beyond CDN’s original scope. But are legacy CDN infrastructures built to scale up and out for these wider use cases, and for applications yet to come? Learn how StackPath is building an extensible platform at the cloud’s edge to deliver on the past and future promise of edge services—including CDN and all its applications—and make the Internet safe.

Presented by: Lance Crosby

A2: How Bloomberg Media Utilizes A Multi Vendor Strategy For Digital Media Delivery

Track A – Monday 15 May 
10:50 – 11:15

This presentation will detail how and why Bloomberg Media’s evolution to multiple CDN providers is enabling it to scale its web, mobile and video offerings while creating a better end user experience. The presentation will provide an overview of Bloomberg Media’s digital architecture evolution over the last few years that has enabled significant growth while improving the end user experience. Specific emphasis will be placed on discussing the challenges faced as they navigated the path towards this goal.

Presented by: Eric Schvimmer

B2: How The Network Is The Key To Delivering A Good Quality Of Experience

Track B – Monday 15 May 
10:50 – 11:15

Global content providers are getting more involved in the network infrastructure game to create better user experiences and realize advertising and subscription revenues. They now realize that the network has to perform in a different way to execute on their business. As a result, carriers have responded by aligning with CDN operators and leveraging infrastructure and proximity to provide improved broadband products in response to new user demands. This presentation will discuss how the network plays an essential role in this new environment and helps delivery quality of experience to users.

Presented by: Glenn Calafati

A3: Distilling The Web: Multi-layered Security Filtering Inside a Content Delivery Network

Track A – Monday 15 May 
11:30 – 12:00

Content delivery networks are massive, distributed computing infrastructures that not only accelerate websites, but are also used for filtering unwanted Internet traffic. Having multi-layered security solutions in place is critical to extend core CDN functionalities and to enrich the holistic CDN ecosystem. In this presentation, presenters will share the various layers of security controls embedded in a CDN in order to ensure that the CDN can protect websites against a wide range of attacks and simultaneously ensure fast, scalable delivery of web content. Attendees will learn how CDNs can filter unwanted packets to defend against volumetric DDoS attacks, inspect HTTP traffic to protect websites against web applications exploits and apply high-definition web client fingerprinting to defend against threats by web bots.

Presented by: Tin Zaw, Edward Roberts