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Biographical Information
Dom Robinson
Co-Founder, Director, and Creative Firestarter, id3as-company ltd ('id3as')

He first got involved in the sector when, while working as an event promoter, he produced a webcast with Netscape and the Ministry of Sound in October 1996. Since then has produced thousands of webcasts, been involved in a number of streaming start-ups and provided consultancy for a wide number of broadcasters and telcos.

He has Professed as a Streaming Media Consultant and Pioneer and Webcaster since the end of 1996. He has worked for many of the largest webcast consumers, service providers and technology providers in the sector and considers himself to be at the forefront of the Streaming Media industry. Clients include Reuters, BT, UK Parliament, Number 10 Downing Street, Eutelsat, BskyB, BBC and countless others.

Over the years he has worked with a number of ventures spanning all layers of the vertical markets around streaming, from telecoms and routing, through CDN, Serving, Management, integration, front end, ASIC, Set Top Box, DRM, Payment, Advertising, production, editing and development.

He is a proper little know it all :)

His company, id3as, is a boutique technology consulting and development group specialising in Internet Video and Audio delivery.

Significantly the company currently delivers the back-end platforms for a variety of blue chip clients, including Thomson Reuters Market reporting Video and Audio Workflows, and also  what will soon be launched as the Digital Service Platform for the domestic Digital Television broadcast networks in the UK.

id3as also works as an angel finance provider and has also made a number of smaller investments, both financial and 'sweat equity' based (from it's own skills and resources) into several smaller startups in and around the IT space, including wearable technology, display technology, content delivery networking and telecoms and audio processing.

Highly specialised and agile in its approach, the company brings all the skills of its team to a diverse range of projects. The founders' backgrounds include 20 years of pioneering in Software Development, Financial Services, Broadcast and Streaming Media. 

id3as has all the right experience to bring its event focussed expertise in the webcasting and online video streaming sector.

From 2004 until 2008 Dom was Founder and CTO, and then from 2008 until 2010 he was Chief Executive Officer at Global-MIX (a UK CDN specializing in Multicast and Live content delivery on the Internet), taking it to winning the StreamingMediaGlobal.com 'Best Delivery Network in Europe' Readers Choice Award, before winding the company down voluntarily after a very tough trading year.

He was added to StreamingMediaGlobal.com's Dream Team and the European Conferences 'Advisory Board' in 2009.

He speaks and and writes on streaming media technology for Broadcast Engineering, ISP World and StreamingMedia, StreamingMedia producer and other Information Today publications. He programmed the European Content Delivery Summit, and the Video Infrastructure Summit, and chaired CDN World Forum.

He provides 'front-line' streaming journalism for StreamingMedia and Broadcast Engineering from his European based professional life, has written for several publishers, and speaks at several global conferences focussing on Internet Video and Audio infrastructures. On occasion he still produces live events and is continually working with many clients on infrastructure architectures and technology innovations providing specialised solutions into the space. He is mad about streaming - particularly Live Streaming—and also enjoys evangelizing about it—he wants nothing more than people to take a deep interest in the industry and, above all, enjoy and benefit from streaming products and services.

Please leave him shouts (good and bad) by email (dom@streamingmedia.com or dom@id3as.co.uk ), on the comments with the articles or on the advanced list (where he spends a little too much time to be healthy!)

(For a full 'track listing' of all his writing click here for the StreamingMedia Global Authors page.)

Articles By Dom Robinson

When Online Video Is Everywhere, What Will Be Left to Innovate?

The very systems the streaming video industry is now working to create could make the area both omnipresent and invisible. Now that's a scary thought.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Aug 2017

Killing ‘OTT’: Why the Term 'Over-the-Top' Has Lost its Meaning

Is Netflix an OTT service? Yes, but also no. It depends. And that gets to the heart of why people keep using the term 'OTT' incorrectly.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Jun 2017

CDN Market Pricing Down, but Overall Growth Continues

At last week's Content Delivery Summit, Dan Rayburn presented his annual survey of pricing and trends in the industry. Per-GB prices are down, but CDNs are making up for the drop with increased efficiencies and value-added services
Featured Articles, Posted 22 May 2017

Commentary: Pointing Fingers in the Wrong Direction After AWS Outage

Sites and services that went down when an Amazon Web Services region failed shouldn't blame Amazon. They should blame their own poorly architected cloud infrastructure.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Mar 2017

Review: DJI Inspire 2 with Zenmuse X5S Camera

The DJI Inspire 2 sets a new bar for drones, and the Zenmuse X5S camera is on par with much pricier models. It might be overkill for live streaming, but combined with the drone and DJI's gimbals, it's well worth the price.
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Feb 2017

The Shift to 4K Video: What Does it Mean for the Network?

Consumers are demanding 4K, so now it's up to operators to provide support. But how long will it take for everyone in the pipeline to get 4K-ready?
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Nov 2016

Coming Soon: SIMS and eSIMS in Smart TVs and Set-Top Boxes

The combination of mobile networks' high service velocities and millennials' reluctance to be tied down to fixed-line services means that the next revolution in video delivery will bypass fixed-line broadband altogether.
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Nov 2016

Streaming and Politics: Can Video Escape the Online Echo Chamber?

The promise of the internet was free and open discussions, but increasingly it feels like the powerful are the only ones doing the talking. Can viewers break down those narratives and create their own?
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Aug 2016

The Return of Multicast: Why it Succeeds in a Live Linear World

Multicast isn't new, but CDNs, operators, and content publishers have finally caught up to the possibilities it offers for increased scale and decreased costs.
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Jun 2016

Service Velocity Taking Hold in the Online Video Space

We've moved from dedicated hardware to virtualized appliances, but a new approach to service velocity promises even faster ways to spin up new OTT services and bring them to market
Featured Articles, Posted 03 May 2016
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