Category Archives: Track B

Kickoff Session: Live Video Streaming On Facebook

Morning – Friday 3 November 
08:30 – 09:30

Facebook is a community of over 2 Billion people that are increasingly choosing video as a way to communicate and interact. This presentation will walk through Facebook video including upload, encoding, and a new product Live With. Live With is available for all profiles and pages on iOS, letting you invite a friend into your live video so you can hang out together, or broadcast the conversation to an audience. In this talk, Nick Ruff will discuss how Facebook bridged the trade-offs between video streaming technologies to enable real-time multiparty broadcasting.

Presented by: Nick Ruff

B201: Case Study: Producing the First Live 4K Stream From Space

Track B – Friday 3 November 
10:30 – 11:15

In this presentation, attendees will learn how NASA and Amazon Web Services engineered a complete, resilient, and repeatable workflow that brought this industry-first event to viewers everywhere using scalable cloud and software enabled workflows. Among the many insights that will be shared: live 4K transcoding in the cloud; the role compression efficiency plays in on-going deep space discovery; overcoming bandwidth constraints on the ISS and on Earth; the implication of cloud-enabled live 4K video streaming for public sector applications in defense, security, first responders, law enforcement, energy and other segments; even how to get an encoder into orbit.

Presented by: Josh Winstead, Justin Benjamin, Brian Kelly

B202: Case Study: The Power of Live Video

Track B – Friday 3 November 
11:30 – 12:30

Over the past year, videos depicting acts of violence and social injustice were captured live and shared on social media and news platforms highlighting the impact real-time news can have. Live video is playing an increasing role in the editorial strategies of digital publishers and broadcasters – their audiences expect a range of live coverage on multiple devices and platforms. They are still looking for breaking and key news events but now they also want to see political, cultural and religious events, red carpet coverage, product launches, technology shows, sports news and more. This presentation by the AP will highlight what audiences want from live video, how news organizations are incorporating it into their daily editorial strategy and how live video fits into a wider news agenda.

Presented by: Bill Burke

B203: Microsoft Stream, Microsoft Teams, and Skype for Business

Track B – Friday 3 November 
13:45 – 14:45

Microsoft has been extremely busy this year with announcements on its collaboration strategy. So what does this mean for your enterprise video streaming strategy? This session will detail the features and functionality of Microsoft Stream as it exists today, the roadmap for Microsoft Stream, and how it may differ from your current implementation. Special detail will focus on Microsoft Stream live streaming functionality as well as integration Microsoft Teams.

Presented by: Andy Howard