Content Delivery Summit Europe 2011
Monday, 17 October 2011
Hilton London Olympia London, UK
Content Delivery Summit Europe
17 October 2011
Hilton London Olympia
The industry event for investors, broadcasters, media companies, analysts, telcos, ISPs, cable operators, and streaming technology vendors
Conference Chairs
Dom Robinson, Founder & Principal Consultant, D2 Consulting &
Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, Editor, Streaming Media magazine
Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, the Content Delivery Summit differs from other content delivery events by offering a participatory, focused experience. The Summit provides an opportunity for those at the coal face of the content delivery challenge to meet, share, and discuss new ideas.

Content Delivery Summit’s morning sessions will provide insights into the biggest challenges for solutions providers with a specific focus on Europe. The afternoon sessions break out into panels and audience participation, facilitating discussion on the technologies, commercial developments, and today’s central issues for the industry.We end the day looking at CDN federation, providing a platform for all parties to explore the need for, and viability of, coming together.

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Monday 17 October 2011

09.40 - 10.00
Keynote: BBC iPlayer – Because of the Unique Way We Are Funded
Richard Cooper, Controller Digital Distribution & Operations, BBC
The BBC's controller of digital distribution and operations offers a firsthand insight into meeting the challenging demand for content created by the iPlayer and other digital distribution requirements generated by the BBC.


10.00 - 10.20
Online Distribution Challenges for European Broadcasters
Michael Sandbichler, Head of Technology, Prosieben Sat 1 Digital
To continue the contextualisation of the content provider within the CDN market in Europe we explore the challenges faced by Prosieben. We look at the specific issues this company has faced and explore how CDNs have helped them.

10.20 - 10.45
Joint Q&A
Richard Cooper, Controller Digital Distribution & Operations, BBC
Michael Sandbichler, Head of Technology, Prosieben Sat 1 Digital
Your chance to explore the similarities and differences between the challenges in the UK and continental Europe.

10.45 - 11.15
Coffee Break
11.15 - 11.45
Meeting the Demand in Europe
Chris Townsley, Director of European Sales, Limelight Networks UK Ltd
Chris talks about the nuances Limelight sees that are specific to Europe, looking at both commercial and technical challenges, and how the approaches differ for one of the largest global CDNs when targeting the Europe market.

11.45 - 12.30
Being a Tier 1 Telco in the CDN Market:Telcos Adapting to Offer CDN services
Derek Gough, Director, Product Management, European Markets Group, Level 3 Communications
As telcos increasingly adapt their network and service offerings to introduce CDN services, we ask the longest running and largest tier 1 global 'TDN' to advise regional telcos on their strategy as they adapt to new service models.

13.45 - 14.35
Technology Infrastructure Trends: Death Star, Distributed, TDN, or Cloud?
Moderator: Andreas Heidoetting, Global Head of Webcast Technology, Markets Division, Thomson Reuters
Dane Streeter, Managing Director, SharpStream
Simon Orme, Strategy Director Content Services, BT Wholesale
Matt Wood, Technical Evangelist Europe, Amazon Web Services
Marc Latouche, Manager IBSG, Cisco USA
This panel session provides an opportunity for those building CDNs to hear from a range of vendors who can provide the technology to help them achieve their goal, and we contextualise this looking at two of the poles of the CDN space, cloud and telco.

14.35 - 15.25
Application Trends: Providing Platforms for CDNs' Next Gen Services
Charlie Good, CTO, Wowza Media Systems
David Mallinson, Senior Technical Trainer, RealNetworks
Steve Allison, Technical Evangelist, Strategic Alliances, Adobe Systems
Oliver Quero, Sales Director, Flumotion
Arjen Wagenaar, CTO, Unified Streaming
We hear from vendors of the core platforms and review and preview their latest innovations in the application layer. After the success of last year’s panel we aim to repeat this unusual and important opportunity for all the vendors to engage with the CDN space together.

15.25 - 16.00
Coffee Break
16.00 - 16.20
The State of the Stack - Sponsor Session 1
Sean Iraca, Director, Content & Digital Media, Equinix
Chris Townsley, Director of European Sales, Limelight Networks UK Ltd
Case Study: The benefits of deploying with a global network-neural data centre provider.

16.20 - 16.30
The State of the Stack - Sponsor Session 2
Khurram S Siddiqui, Vice President and GM Europe, EMEA, iStreamPlanet Ltd.
Jonathan Wood, Independent Digital Network Consultant
iStream Planet and Interxion discuss the role of the data centre in digital media workflow.

16.30 - 17.30
CDN Federation Panel
Stef van der Ziel, CEO, Jet-Stream
Marc Latouche, Manager IBSG, Cisco USA
Is there a way forward for CDN federation? A blue sky session for all delegates - and what could become the first of an annual meeting series for the proposed CDN Federation.

17.30 - 18.30
Beers for Peers
Join us for informal drinks at the close of the Content delivery Summit. A chance to review the day and network with you global colleagues.

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