Video Infrastructure Summit
Monday, 15 October 2012
Hilton London Olympia London, UK
Video Infrastructure Summit
15 October 2012
Hilton London Olympia
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Connecting Content Owners with Delivery Technologies

This year sees the launch of the Video Infrastructure Summit, building on the success of the Content Delivery Summit. Rather than focusing narrowly on content delivery networks, the event takes the form of a peer discussion of opportunities and challenges faced at every step in the content delivery chain. This year we’ll focus on movies and other long-form content, with keynotes from Maria Ingold, who set up FilmFlex Movies’ VOD infrastructure, and Olivier Dock of the Motion Picture Association.

Other sessions will look extensively at piracy and anti-piracy measures, infrastructure trends, media servers, and the emerging MPEG DASH standard.

We continue to avoid any emphasis on vendor pitches and ‘death by PowerPoint’, and instead concentrate on providing a platform for discussion around the key pain points in the industry, examining the micro and macro trends in the space. This is very much an event where the delegates get involved, and our presenters and panellists are seen as catalysts to spur on the discussion and stimulate thought, rather than simply ‘sell an idea’.

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Monday, 15 October 2012

09.25 - 09.30
Dom Robinson, Director and Creative Firestarter, id3as
Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, CMO, Norsk
09.30 - 10.00
KEYNOTE: OTT Movie Distribution Infrastructure – The Challenges of Online Movie Delivery
Maria Ingold, CEO, Mireality, UK
Long-form content is finally achieving widespread adoption online. This keynote offers an end-to-end look at the challenges and demands placed on infrastructure providers to meet the sometimes competing needs of both content owners and viewers.

10.00 - 10.30
KEYNOTE : Online Distribution Challenges for Motion Pictures
Olivier Dock, Vice President, All Media, Motion Picture Association* – EMEA
Organisations like Netflix and LOVEFiLM are changing the status quo in terms of consumer access to movie content. This keynote will provide insight into the evolution of the movie industry as consumer demand has grown for online movie consumption and will address the complexities of online piracy and quality of experience differentiators between the silver screen and the mobile handset.

10.30 - 10.45
Joint Q&A
Maria Ingold, CEO, Mireality, UK
Olivier Dock, Vice President, All Media, Motion Picture Association* – EMEA
10.45 - 11.15
Coffee Break
11.15 - 11.45
Measuring the Impact of Piracy for Rights Holders, Hosting Companies, ISPs, and Advertisers
Peter Lewinton, Managing Director, KlipCorp Ltd
With long-form content appearing prolifically online in both legal and pirate modes, KlipCorp is one of the very few companies attempting to scientifically measure the scale of piracy. In this presentation, you’ll find out more about their data collection method, and the astounding results it is showing – both about the scale of piracy and the shocking way in which it is funded.

11.45 - 12.30
Security and Anti-Piracy Technology for Distribution Models
Moderator: Phil Haggar, Founder and Director, Jukwa
James Burt, CTO & Founder, Vualto Ltd
Andy Nobbs, CMO, Civolution
Massimo Savazzi, EMEA Sr. Business Development Manager, Interactive Entertainment Business, Microsoft
Oliver Mills, General Manager, Intertrust EMEA
While DRM evokes strong for-and-against emotions among netizens, there are a number of providers offering not only DRM, but a variety of techniques for content rights owners to protect their investments and assets in the online world. This panel offers thoughts and viewpoints from a number of these providers and looks at their models and approaches.

12.30 - 13.30
13.30 - 14.20
Infrastructure Trends Panel: Mobile, OTT, IPTV, and Web – Divergence or Convergence?
Moderator: Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, CMO, Norsk
Rob McManus, Product Marketing Manager, Nokia Siemens Networks
Steve Miller-Jones, Vice President of Edge Strategy & Solution Architecture, Limelight Networks
James Blessing, Strategic Relations Manager, EMEA, Limelight Networks, UK
Yaroslav Gorodetsky, CEO, CDNvideo
An annual session in the programme, this year we look at the variety of issues and technology challenges faced by operators and content providers when delivering content to the increasingly diverse range of technologies used by consumers and businesses to access their content.

14.20 - 15.10
Application Trends Panel: Providing Platforms for Content Delivery
Steve Allison, Technical Evangelist, Strategic Alliances, Adobe Systems
Tristan Leteurtre, CEO, Anevia
David Mallinson, Senior Technical Trainer, RealNetworks
Arjen Wagenaar, CTO, Unified Streaming
Alex Zambelli, Technical Product Manager, Warner Bros Discovery
A centrepiece of the annual event, this panel looks at the world through the eyes of the core server technology vendors and explores the demands that are being placed on them to reach ever-more complex end-user applications. This is a rare opportunity to see where these key vendors are diverging and converging on new technologies, and a look ahead to see what options may emerge in the next 12 months for application developers for all types of platforms.

15.10 - 15.30
Tea Break
Presentation of the 2012 Streaming Media Readers Choice Award for Best European CDN

15.30 - 16.00
Optimising Content Delivery
Sponsors will discuss how they can help meet the quality of experience expected by content owners.

16.00 - 17.00
MPEG DASH – Origin, Development, and Deployment Strategies for CDNs.
Alex Zambelli, Technical Product Manager, Warner Bros Discovery
MPEG DASH is hot news. Widely anticipated to become the ‘de facto’ delivery standard, this session is part presentation – to bring you up to speed on what MPEG DASH is – and part opportunity to ask questions of one of the instigators of the standard about how to deploy MPEG-DASH within your delivery eco-system.

17.00 - 18.30
Beers for Peers
Join us for informal drinks at the close of the Video Infrastructure Summit. A chance to review the day and network with your global colleagues.

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Maria Ingold
Mireality, UK
Olivier Dock
Vice President, All Media
Motion Picture Association* – EMEA

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