Streaming Media East Business and Strategy Track
Attention CEOs, CSOs, media strategists, and business
development executives: This is your home at Streaming Media
East. This forward-thinking track offers high-level strategic
discussions where you can learn from the best where the
online video economy is moving. The Business/Strategy Track
will shed light on the future of the online video marketplace,
discussing ways broadcasters, cable and satellite operators,
MVPDs, and content rightsholders can unlock the value of OTT
and TV Everywhere. It will point to improvements in content
creation, acquisition, and monetization and reveal impending
shifts in consumer viewing habits. A sea change is coming to
entertainment and sports; this track is for executives who want
to ride the wave.
Streaming Media East Technology and How-To Track
The Technology & How-To Track is for CTOs, engineers,
and developers who want one thing: solutions. The video
ecosystem is a fragmented mix of platforms and devices.
Learn from the pros how you can eliminate the bottlenecks
and deliver results. Expert presenters will offer sessions on
encoding and transcoding; packaging and delivery; player
and UI development; and formats, protocols, and standards.
If you’re looking for deep dives into HEVC, VP9, AV1, DASH,
CMAF, WebRTC, video optimization, QoS/QoE, or AI and machine
learning, you’ve come to the right place. This is where you can
get under the hood and learn real skills and improvements you
can use as soon as you’re back in the office.
The Streaming Media East conference
is making a dramatic leap forward in
2018, greatly expanding its scope
and coverage. We are adding session
tracks on executive business strategy
and artificial intelligence, in addition to
everything we’re already known for.
No matter your industry, if you are
involved in online video, you’ll find your
niche at Streaming Media East in NYC.
MAY 8–9, 2018 | NEW YORK HILTON MIDTOWN | NYC
Streaming Media East Spotlight: AI, Machine
Learning, and the Future of Everything Track
Yes, everything, because every part of the video ecosystem
will be impacted by artificial intelligence. Think we’re
exaggerating? Look around: AI and machine learning are
already letting smart companies put Big Data to work
by creating more customized offerings. This isn’t the
future; it’s the present. The heaviest hitters are using
AI in automated highlight generation, video processing,
sentiment analysis, facial recognition, hyper-personalized
content recommendations, ad targeting, viewer retention,
and customer churn prevention. That’s a lot to spotlight, but
this track will explore the technical, financial, and ethical
implications of this brave new world. Don’t get left behind!
You’ll come out with a deeper understanding of how to make
your entire operation smarter, faster, and more profitable.
Streaming Media East Discovery Track
Open to all Streaming Media East 2018 conference attendees
and Discovery Pass holders, Discovery Track sessions
are moderated by Streaming Media magazine editors and
presented by conference sponsors. Sessions are educational,
and the presentations, which typically focus on products and
customer case-studies, provide a good opportunity to learn
more about specific technologies or vendors.
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
WELCOME & OPENING KEYNOTE:
Creating Community With
Erin Connolly, Product Manager, Facebook Live, Facebook
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Chris Fetner, Global Director, Media
Engineering & Partnerships, Netflix
Featured Keynote Speakers