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Streaming Forum [27 February 2018]
Streaming Media East 2018 [8-9 May 2018]
Live Streaming Summit [8-9 May 2018]
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Streaming Media West [2-3 November 2017]
Live Streaming Summit [2-3 November 2017]

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 media industry for more than 15 years. He began his career producing streamed audio bulletins for CNBC and later became deputy editor of AV at the Financial Times producing cutting-edge business broadband programming. Since leaving the Financial Times he has advised businesses including BT, National Grid, IBM, and PWC on using streaming media to communicate with their key audiences. In that time, he has webcast from around the world and developed video strategies for major high street names.

Articles By Jake Ward

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

The State of Corporate Streaming 2016

Corporates are embracing social video, while still investing heavily in traditional enterprise video platforms.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Apr 2016

The State of Enterprise Video 2015

Video is now a standard corporate communications tool, and OVPs are pivoting to stay relevant as the market changes.
Featured Articles, Posted 26 Feb 2015

The State of Media and Entertainment Video 2015

Changes in delivery and discovery are making 2015 a turning point in OTT video. Learn why the BBC iPlayer, YouView, and Netfilx and leading a wave of innovation.
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Feb 2015

The State of Media and Entertainment Video 2014

Changes in the BBC's iPlayer, the growth of YouView, and the transformation of Twitter all offer a glimpse into the issues facing content providers throughout Europe.
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Feb 2014

The State of the Streaming Industry 2013

Online video consumption grew massively in 2012, and leading video platforms are preparing for even more expansion in 2013.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Mar 2013

The State of Media and Entertainment 2012

Content owners, device manufacturers, and distribution platforms all vie for their piece of the pie.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Mar 2012
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