Webcast: Building Next Gen Networks for Streaming Entertainment Media
On Wednesday, April 19 at 1:00 PM ET, join TIA for a webcast on Building Next Gen Networks for Streaming Entertainment Media. This year, it is expected that 74% of all online traffic will be video with a combination of network broadcasters and Over The Top (OTT) content providers bringing compelling content to and through the Internet. 55% of people in the United States watch video online every day. Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and Tumbler have launched live streaming capabilities. Twitch, the number one online gaming video platform, sees 9.7 million daily active users (DAUs), with 2 million users broadcasting live streams each month. eSports is a huge gaming draw with some companies seeing upward of 96 million monthly average users (MAUs). And we haven’t even mentioned augmented and virtual reality, yet.
Network speed, capacity and flexibility to meet the growing demand are improving - but not fast enough and with significant needs still not being addressed. This panel will look at the challenges facing getting video to and from end users including: how to manage the need to deliver to both broadcast and OTT; how to ensure seamless customer experiences; what to expect as 4K and higher resolution cameras become ubiquitous; what network buildout and optimization need to take place to ensure the demand for ultra high speed broadband is met; what new cutting edge methodologies and technologies are being deployed to solve for these issues; and how is money to be made and positive ROI ensured.
- Bo Daly, President and Chief Business Officer, Super Evil Megacorp
- Yuval Fisher, CTO, MVPD, Imagine Communications
- Kevin Gage, EVP Strategic Development and Chief Technology Officer, ONEMedia
- Rashmi Misra, Worldwide Digital Video Services Leader, Hewlett Packard Enterprise HPE)
Bo Daly, President and Chief Business Officer, Super Evil Megacorp
Bo Daly is the co-founder and President/CBO of Super Evil Megacorp, the studio behind the world's premier touchscreen esport, Vainglory. As CBO, Bo manages all aspects of Super Evil’s business and publishing operations. He began his career at Rockstar Games, helping launch the hit Red Dead franchise. He left Rockstar to develop free-to-play MMOs at startup Gazillion Entertainment, where he served in a wide variety of roles, ranging from engineering to business development to operations.
Yuval Fisher, CTO, MVPD, Imagine Communications
Yuval Fisher, CTO, MVPD, for Imagine Communications, is a recognized authority in IP video with more than 20 years of experience in multimedia technology implementation. One of the lead editors of the MPEG-4 Systems specifications, Yuval was responsible for conceiving, advocating and planning major research and development activities focused on mobile streaming, HTTP streaming technology, VOD encoding and catch-up TV. He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics and a Master’s in Computer Science from Cornell University, and multiple patents in multimedia and image processing technologies.
Kevin Gage, EVP Strategic Development and Chief Technology Officer, ONE Media
Kevin Gage joined ONE Media as Executive Vice President of Strategic Development and Chief Technology Officer. Gage plays a key role in shaping ONE Media’s next generation broadcast platform development and deployment. Before joining ONE Media, Mr. Gage was Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). Gage was also founder and head of NAB Labs. Prior to that, Kevin worked for Warner Bros. Studios, where he helped develop the DVD specification and production facilities at the film studio. While at Warner Bros., Kevin helped launch The WB Network and was a founding member of the Advanced Television Enhancement Forum, a cross-industry initiative that developed standards for interactive TV. Kevin later became head technologist at Warner Music Group, where he oversaw creation of new digital platforms and standards for products that included iTunes. While at NBC Universal, Kevin was responsible for developing OTT video strategy development. Kevin previously was a member of the DVD Forum Technical Board and Steering Committee and served on the board of directors of the Recording Industry Association of America and the Mobile Entertainment Forum. Kevin is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University.
Rashmi Misra, Worldwide Digital Video Services Leader, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
Rashmi Misra has worked in the telecom industry for 23 years, managing network applications, cloud, OSS, IoT and M2M businesses for HPE. She previously led Motorola's worldwide System Integration practice deploying multiple E2E IPTV systems. During this time, she has been at the forefront of telecom and IP media, owning six international patents for optimization and monetization of traffic on telecom networks. Rashmi has spent her career in the fast-evolving technology market and service provider business, achieving a reputation for delivering innovation, growth and business transformation. She has a doctorate in Artificial Intelligence from Exeter University, UK and an MBA from Warwick University, UK.