CONNECTED MEDIA EUROPE

BVE 2017

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Connected Media Europe is being launched at BVE 2017 – a signature destination to explore the technologies that enable audiences to receive, discover and interact with content across any device, anywhere.

Connected Media Europe will be perfectly placed within the main BVE 2017 event to demonstrate and discuss IP-focused technology including IPTV, OTT, mobile, social, and cloud.


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Agenda

 

Tuesday 28th February

11.00-11.30
How to overcome challenges in video streaming without plug-ins.
By Albert-Jan Tebbe, Director Enterprise Sales EMEA, Bitmovin.

Today’s video streaming looks likely to becoming more standardised in an HTML5 environment, without any plug-ins and MPEG-DASH as the main streaming format. However, HLS is still the default format for Apple devices and there are quite a few other challenges to overcome to ensure an immersive playback experience across all popular devices. This presentation covers the main challenges media companies are still facing, the impact it has on the business, and the solution. For those who still need to migrate to a fully HTML5-based solution without plug-ins, this presentation will provide some tips on things to take into consideration.

Albert-Jan Tebbe has more than 15 years of experience in online media and technology. After evangelising the Internet, he held several business development roles in media companies like Liberty Global, De Telegraaf, Canal Digitaal, and Digitenne, where he was involved at the start of the company. In 2009, he started MM1X, an adtech services company, which was sold in 2012. Prior to joining Bitmovin, Albert-Jan was VP Sales and Marketing at OpenTelly and before that he worked for Ooyala as Director Sales Benelux and Nordics.

11.30-12.00
Kaltura

12.00-12.45
Connected Media Europe Panel Debate 1: 
From the camera to the consumer - understanding how we can secure content in the world of OTT.

Participants: 
Frédéric Torasso, Product Manager, TV Everywhere and OTT Video, Globecast. 
As a skilled engineer in IT, telecommunications, satellite and audiovisual, Frédéric Torasso has managed the introduction of several technologies within the Globecast service portfolio: mobile TV in 3GPP and DVB-H, webTV, IPTV, OTT TV, HbbTV, CDN, ingest/play-out, interactive services, and IP data casting via satellite. Prior to his position within Globecast, Frédéric worked as an IT consultant in networks and systems integration.

Mathew Gilliat-Smith, CEO, Fortium Technologies.

Mathew Gilliat-Smith is the chief executive officer of Fortium Technologies. He has 25 years’ experience of working in the media industry. He co-founded Fortium in 1999 and has been responsible for establishing it as a respected provider of anti-piracy software solutions to blue chip film and entertainment businesses. He works closely with studio anti-piracy teams to develop customised solutions that secure disc and file based content during production and after release. Having built up Patronus as a well-respected brand for protecting Academy Award screeners, he is now focusing on MediaSeal, a file encryption at-rest solution to protect post-production workflows for the biggest film and televisions studios.

Albert-Jan Tebbe, Director Enterprise Sales EMEA, Bitmovin.
Albert-Jan Tebbe has more than 15 years of experience in online media and technology. After evangelising the Internet, he held several business development roles in media companies like Liberty Global, De Telegraaf, Canal Digitaal, and Digitenne, where he was involved at the start of the company. In 2009, he started MM1X, an adtech services company, which was sold in 2012. Prior to joining Bitmovin, Albert-Jan was VP Sales and Marketing at OpenTelly and before that he worked for Ooyala as Director Sales Benelux and Nordics.

12.45-13.15

Simplestream

By Sam Orton-Jay, Sales and Marketing Director, Simplestream.

Sam Orton-Jay has 14 years’ experience working in video technology. After product managing the Blu-ray disc production tools at Sonic Solutions, he has held business development, strategy and sales positions at DivX and NeuLion, helping to define and deliver solutions to major operators, sports federations and broadcasters across Europe. He now leads the sales and marketing team for Simplestream’s range of cloud-based solutions for live and VOD OTT delivery and is based in the company’s central London office. 

13.15-13.45

Grow your audience by launching a TV application.
By Martijn van Horssen, CEO, 24i.

In this session, Martijn van Horsen will discuss how to build and deploy a robust and profitable OTT service. He will provide real world tips on how to maximise customer adoption, such as a multi-device approach. He will also discuss what pitfalls to avoid and opportunities to make your OTT service better and more profitable. This session will be valuable for business and technical stakeholders as well as content managers that are looking for a long-term OTT strategy that can support multiple use cases and business models.

Together with his friend and companion Hans Disch, Martijn van Horssen founded 24i Media in 2009 and since then has led the company as CEO. Rewarded with Deloitte's Fast 50 Rising Star as an innovative and disruptive media technology startup, 24i has grown into a thought and market leader in engineering TV apps on all devices, screens and platforms: from set top boxes and SmartTVs to gaming consoles and mobile devices. 24i creates and maintains state-of-the-art TV apps for leading TV channels and operators, like RTL, FOX and KPN, in Europe and abroad.

13.45-14.15

Fortium Technologies

14.15-14.45
How to optimise your CDN's bill.
By Peter Mackenzie, New Business Sales Manager for Northern Europe, and Frédéric Torasso, Product Manager, TV Everywhere and OTT Video, Globecast. 

Even though the CDN price per GB is decreasing regularly, the CDN bill for media delivery is growing every year. That's because the audience is also growing. And the media consumption duration gets longer. And the demand for media quality shifts from low, to SD, to HD. In order to cope with this pressure on budgets, some options for optimising the media CDN bill draw more attention these days. Among them, peer-assisted content redistribution technology is now mature, thanks to HTML5/WebRTC. Globecast is now launching its Optim'Net solution to the market, proving that peer-assisted media delivery is ready for prime time.

Based in London, Peter Mackenzie’s role is pivotal to developing new relationships and introducing new revenue streams to Globecast. Peter works globally across all business divisions and is the focal point for any international channel wishing to launch in the UK. Prior to Globecast, Peter held a number of senior account management positions within the telecommunications industry.

As a skilled engineer in IT, telecommunications, satellite and audiovisual, Frédéric Torasso has managed the introduction of several technologies within the Globecast service portfolio: mobile TV in 3GPP and DVB-H, webTV, IPTV, OTT TV, HbbTV, CDN, ingest/play-out, interactive services, and IP data casting via satellite. Prior to his position within Globecast, Frédéric worked as an IT consultant in networks and systems integration.


14.45-15.30
Connected Media Europe Panel Debate 2: 
How do we build a compelling user experience?

Participants: 

Massive.
Witbe.
Martijn van Horssen, CEO, 24i.

Together with his friend and companion Hans Disch, Martijn van Horssen founded 24i Media in 2009 and since then has led the company as CEO. Rewarded with Deloitte's Fast 50 Rising Star as an innovative and disruptive media technology startup, 24i has grown into a thought and market leader in engineering TV apps on all devices, screens and platforms: from set top boxes and SmartTVs to gaming consoles and mobile devices. 24i creates and maintains state-of-the-art TV apps for leading TV channels and operators, like RTL, FOX and KPN, in Europe and abroad.

Vimond.
Grey Juice Lab.

15.30-16.00
Witbe

16.00-16.30
Grey Juice Lab

16.30-17.00
Vimond

Wednesday 1st March

11.00-11.30

Yospace

11.30-12.00
Unlocking video for 8 billion mobile subscribers.
By Fabio Murra, SVP Marketing, V-Nova Ltd.

Following the launch of mobile-only streaming service FastFilmz in India, Fabio Murra, SVP Marketing at V-Nova, will discuss how - despite bandwidth constraints in emerging markets - 2G networks can offer affordable, high-quality mobile video experiences. FastFilmz’ success resides in providing access to video through V-Nova PERSEUS encoding technology - by shifting the bitrate curve to enable HD at SD bitrates, and SD at sub-audio rates. Murra will discuss how, through reducing costs and data rates, operators can tap into developing markets to unlock massive latent demand. Even in developed markets such as the UK, where video accounts for over half of mobile traffic, consumers still face latency and speed issues. As such, without the right compression solution, delivering OTT video to mobile devices remains a challenge.

Fabio Murra drives the definition and launch of new solutions for the digital television and media market at V-Nova, a software IP company that delivers game-changing video and data encoding solutions. With over 18 years’ experience, Fabio has expertise in the fields of product management, marketing and communication in the TV and media industry, where he has successfully launched multiple new and award-winning products. 

12.00-12.45
Connected Media Europe Panel Debate 3: 
How do we monetise the connected subscriber?

Participants:

Kaltura.
Yospace.
Paywizard.

Simplestream - Dan Finch, Commercial Director.
Dan Finch has nearly 20 years’ experience working in the broadcast space, starting in the early days at Carlton Digital and ITV, before moving to A+E Networks in the UK -  gaining valuable experience working across multiple disciplines including marketing, ad sales, sponsorship, and channel distribution in Scandinavia and Benelux. Dan has led the commercial development for Simplestream from start up, as well as co-founding the UK online TV service TVPlayer, negotiating the channel carriage deals and forming key third party partnerships. Dan’s extensive knowledge of broadcasting, marketing, ad sales, and channel distribution has enabled both Simplestream and TVPlayer to accelerate their success in the broadcast and media sectors.

Mathias Eckert, Vice President Europe, Middle East and Africa, Imagine Communications.

Mathias Eckert leads Imagine Communications’ sales, service and operations activity across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, bringing to the role a wealth of industry expertise and a strong international reputation. Mathias joined Imagine Communications (then Harris) eight years ago from Avid Technology GmbH, where he served as general manager for Northern and Central Europe. Prior to that, he worked for Sony Deutschland GmbH, where he held senior positions in sales and key account management. 

12.45-13.15
NeuLion

13.15-13.45
Why a dedicated TV delivery network is vital to deliver OTT to large audiences.
By Richard Brandon, Chief Marketing Officer, Edgeware.

General purpose CDNs are often ill-equipped to deliver high-quality OTT services like live-to-VOD, cloud DVR, and catch-up TV to multiple devices. This presentation will show how broadcasters, content owners, and OTT operators can benefit from the flexibility of using their own ‘TV CDN’ to deliver amazing live and VOD OTT to consumers without buffering or delays, and how such a CDN can give publishers unique insights into consumer behaviour.

Richard Brandon, CMO at Edgeware, has more than 30 years’ experience in the networking and IT industry, working for both technology providers and operators and. Richard was VP of Worldwide Marketing at Juniper Networks, has also been CMO at Intune Networks, and worked at Cisco Systems as Head of Service Provider Solutions Marketing in EMEA. Within the service provider environment, Richard was CMO at MLL Telecom, a UK operator, and spent several years at British Telecom, working on new service development. 


13.45-14.15
Siemens

14.15-14.45
Norigin Media

14.45-15.30
Connected Media Europe Panel Debate 4: 
TV innovation and future trends: a 2020 vision.

Participants: 

Fabio Murra, SVP Marketing, V-Nova Ltd.
Fabio Murra drives the definition and launch of new solutions for the digital television and media market at V-Nova, a software IP company that delivers game-changing video and data encoding solutions. With over 18 years’ experience, Fabio has expertise in the fields of product management, marketing and communication in the TV and media industry, where he has successfully launched multiple new and award-winning products.

NeuLion.
Norigin Media.

James Kirby, Director of Solutions Architecture, Edgeware.

As Director of Solutions Architecture at Edgeware, James Kirby is in charge of the pre-sales solutions team, architecting industry leading TV CDN and IP video deployment solutions for leading operators and broadcasters around the world. Prior to joining Edgeware, James held senior technical consulting and pre-sales engineering positions with companies like Juniper Networks, Verivue Inc., Harmonic, EntoneTechnologies Inc., and Hewlett-Packard Ltd.

Alpha Networks

15.30-16.00
Alpha Networks

16.00-16.30
Paywizard

By Bhavesh Vaghela, Chief Marketing Officer, Paywizard.

As CMO, Bhavesh Vaghela is responsible for implementing marketing and positioning for Paywizard, including the company’s Agile subscriber management platform. Bhavesh has over 17 years’ experience in the IT, software and data analytics industries. He has previously held a number of senior roles at fast-growing technology companies, including ResponseTap, IntraLinks and Oracle, marketing both SaaS and on-premise software throughout EMEA, APAC and North America. 

16.30-17.00
Four practical steps for content providers to optimise video delivery.
By Nivedita Nouvel, VP Marketing, Broadpeak.

By using the possibilities offered by OTT technologies, content providers can now address their viewers directly, over the top, with multiscreen services. However, while broadcasters usually pay fees for CDN services, they have no control over the delivery of their video content and can’t guarantee the quality of experience to their subscribers. During this presentation, broadcasters will be introduced to the four steps that they need to take to deploy an optimised and cost effective video delivery service.

Nivedita Nouvel is in charge of communication, product strategy and positioning at Broadpeak. Before joining the company, she worked for three years as a Product Manager for Envivio, specialist in H.264 encoding, and for Thomson where she was in charge of the IPTV and mobile TV service platform.

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