Upcoming Industry Conferences
Streaming Media West [19-20 November 2019]
Live Streaming Summit [19 November 2019]
Past Conferences
Streaming Media East 2019 [7-8 May 2019]
Live Streaming Summit [7-8 May 2019]
Content Delivery Summit [6 May 2019]
Streaming Forum [26 February 2019]

Biographical Information
Jake Ward
Business Development Director

Jake is Business Development Director at Groovy Gecko, responsible for managing key accounts, as well as further expanding the company’s reach into new markets and territories. 

Jake has worked in the streaming industry for over fifteen years. In that time he has produced the first webcast from the Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong, developed video strategies for major high street names, and even climbed Mount Fuji, although we are still waiting for that webcast. He comes to Groovy Gecko from Broadview Communications, where, in his role as Director of Accounts, he developed both a wide range of content programming, including over 50 live interactive programmes for BT, and managed major accounts including National Grid, ACCA, BT, IBM, and Cisco.

Articles By Jake Ward

Why Broadcasters Should be Utilising Second-Screen Culture

Almost half of your audience is using a second screen while watching your shows. If you're not using Facebook Live or another second-screen experience, you're missing out on crucial fan engagement
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Jan 2020

The State of Corporate Video 2019

Familiar names run up against challenges of scale, while new entrants search for adoption
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Mar 2019

The State of OTT 2019

There are more services than ever, soon to be joined by new offerings from Disney and Apple. But how many can the market support?
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Mar 2019

The State of Corporate Video 2018

Even though video is thriving behind the firewall and companies are finding new ways to succeed with streamed content, signs point to rocky waters ahead for online video platforms.
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Mar 2018

The State of Media and Entertainment 2018

Netflix and Amazon sit atop the cord-cutting throne. Do Disney, Apple, or any other challengers have what it takes to compete?
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Mar 2018

The Challenges of Live Streaming 360° Video

Live 360° video offers an immersive experience like no other, and presents a way for publishers to stand out in the crowd. But it presents unique—thought not insurmountable—technical and creative challenges.
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Jan 2018

Extending Access to Goodwood Festival of Speed using 360° Live Video

The venerable racing festival draws 150,000 spectators, but many more around the world are interested, and this year Renault teamed with Groovy Gecko to bring 360° views to fans around the globe.
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Aug 2017

The State of Media and Entertainment Video 2017

Social streaming is on the rise, the BBC diversifies its output, and leading subscription services Amazon and Netflix grow in international markets.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Mar 2017

The State of Corporate Video 2017

Do today's corporations prefer to build or buy their video solutions? Online video platforms work to differentiate their offerings, while Facebook shakes up the market.
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Mar 2017

The State of Media and Entertainment Streaming 2016

More choices for viewers, both in terms of content and devices upon which to watch it, make 2016 a tipping point in the evolution of OTT video
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Apr 2016
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