#STSWE18 // NOV 7 2018 // HOTEL AT SIX // STHLM // SWEDEN

AGENDA

08:30

COFFEE & REGISTRATION

09:00

NETFLIX OPTIMIZED ENCODING

Understand how Netflix measure quality and their different strategies to encode the best quality for a variety of bandwidths, and learn more about how their dynamic optimizer framework boost the performance of each codec.

MEGHA MANOHARA / NETFLIX

09:40

DELIVERING FOR LARGE SCALE EVENTS

Learn what it takes to deliver large scale events such as the FIFA World Cup and what the architectural challenges are when thousands of viewers become millions.

JOACHIN HENGGE / AKAMAI

10:05

BLOCKCHAIN-BASED DISTRIBUTED TRANSCODING MODEL

Get an idea of how to build trust in a fully decentralized video encoding network and how idle capacities on GPU crypto currency mining rigs be used to meet video processing demand.

PHILIPP ANGELE / LIVEPEER

10:30

COFFEE

10:50

AREAS WHERE AI CAN ENHANCE VIDEO ROI

If you are curious to understand how AI and machine learning could be used within video and want an overview of the players and the technologies in AI/ML this is the presentation you should listen to.

JUN HEIDER / REALEYES MEDIA

11:15

CONTEXTUAL ADVERTISING FOR STREAMING VIDEO

Understand what contextual marketing is and how you can use personalization to increase sales and chose the ads based on what the viewer is watching.

JOHANNA BJÖRKLUND / CODEMILL

11:40

PREDICTING VIEWER ATTENTION IN VIDEO FOR USE IN COMPRESSION

Learn how machine-learning can be used as additional input to the video encoding and by determining where a user is looking in a frame the compression could be optimized for this area.

FRITZ BARNES / ENTECON

12:00

LUNCH

13:00

GENERAL CODEC UPDATE

It is said that we have a codec war ongoing and in this presentation you will get an understanding of why it is so complex to compare one codec with another, and how should we interpret all the benchmarking between the latest codecs published.

ANDREAS ROSSHOLM / EYEVINN

13:20

5G ROADMAP TO VR/AR-STANDARDIZATION

Learn what the requirements on mobility, high data rates and minimized delays we have for true immersive experiences and will the emerging 5G telecom standard provide the basis for delivering high quality VR and AR.

PER FRÖJDH / ERICSSON

13:45

DEPLOYMENT OF ULTRA HD SERVICES AROUND THE GLOBE

Learn about the deployment of Ultra HD services all around the globe and the different Ultra HD standards defined for broadcast and the standards being deployed for OTT.

THIERRY FAUTIER / ULTRA HD FORUM

14:10

USER-GENERATED HDR

Get an idea of what it takes to preserve creator intent when dealing with user-generated HDR content.

STEVEN ROBERTSON / YOUTUBE

14:40

COFFEE

15:10

RE-INVENT THE PLAYOUT CENTER

So what if we would start with a blank paper and we would design a broadcast facility that would leverage the true potential of each distribution technology. How would that look like?

PANEL WITH SVT, EDGEWARE AND NETINSIGHT

15:40

THE EVALUATION PROCESS OF ULTRA LOW-LATENCY SOLUTIONS

Learn about the deployment of Ultra HD services all around the globe and the different Ultra HD standards defined for broadcast and the standards being deployed for OTT.

PATRICK DEBOIS / ZENDER

16:10

HOW VIDEO IS AFFECTED BY HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

Understand what about video is derived from human biology and fundamental physics, and how aspect ratios, color depth, pixel density, sample rates, and more are all directly affected by human physiology. With this knowledge, how can we deliver better video experiences?

JON DAHL / MUX

16:30

MINGLE & NETWORKING

SPEAKERS

Megha Manohara is a Senior Software Engineer in the Video Algorithms team at Netflix. She is passionate about the scalable productization of the R&D on her team. Recently, she helped bring dynamic-optimized stream to Netflix subscribers. Megha has her Master's in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Santa Barbara.

Megha Manohara from Netflix

Megha Manohara / Netflix

Johanna Björklund is an associate professor at Umeå University where she leads a research group in multimodal analysis. She is also the co-founder of the companies CodeMill AB, Smart Video AB, and Accurate Player AB, which deliver media technology to customers world-wide. She has received several scientific and industrial awards, and is named as one of Sweden’s most promising entrepreneurs under 40.

Johanna Björklund from Codemill

Johanna Björklund / Codemill

As deputy CTO, Daniel Ekelöf leads SVT’s work on distribution, technology innovation and application development. He is charged with developing and implementing a long-term technology strategy to enable SVT to transform from a traditional broadcaster into an online services provider. The team’s main focus is continuous development of SVT Play, the award winning OTT platform. SVT Play is the largest service in the Nordics and has grown significantly over the last years while maintaining quality of service and user experience.

Daniel Ekelöf from SVT

Daniel Ekelöf / SVT

As Vice President of Video Strategy at Harmonic, Thierry Fautier is in charge of defining and driving the execution of the long term strategy of Harmonic’s video business. He is the current President of the Ultra HD Forum, the global organization responsible for promoting market adoption of UHD by defining industry best practices for the phased introduction of the wide set of technologies that will facilitate the next-generation viewing experience. An experienced speaker, he has presented at leading industry conferences throughout the world.

Thierry Fautier from UHD Forum

Thierry Fautier / Ultra HD Forum

Andreas Rossholm is a media specialist consultant at Eyevinn. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Signal Processing from Blekinge Institute of Technology and has over 15 years’ experience with both real time and streaming scenarios and with a big passion for perceived quality. At Microsoft Skype Division Andreas was responsible for technical benchmarking and developing methods for measuring audio, video and network related QoS/QoE indicator. Before that he worked at Ericsson Mobile Platform as Video Specialist and Manager for Video R&D team enabling real-time and streaming video on mobile devices.

Andreas Rossholm from Eyevinn

Andreas Rossholm / Eyevinn

Jun works as the Director of Technology at RealEyes Media, an Adobe partner company based in Denver, Colorado. RealEyes focuses on full stack, cross-platform video delivery and applications. RealEyes client list include Oracle, Adobe, EA Games, Viacom, and NBCS. Jun is an expert in streaming media servers and caching technologies and loves to speak at conferences such as NAB, Adobe MAX, and Streaming Media East/West.

Jun Heider from RealEyes Media

Jun Heider / RealEyes Media

J. Fritz Barnes has thirteen years of experience working with video streaming, scalable server architecture, and a dash of machine learning. Working with MobiTV, he has helped to architect OTT solutions for Deutsche Telekom and Reliance and has worked as a consultant for Disney, Tivo, and Gracenote. He is currently working with Entecon AB.

Fritz Barnes from Entecon

Fritz Barnes / Entecon

Patrick Debois coined the word ‘devops’ in 2009 by organising the first devopsdays event. He organizes and speaks at conferences all over the world to collect and spread new insights. As a pioneer, he is always on the lookout for new ideas to implement and explore. Currently in the media sector where he is guiding broadcasters with the transition to enter into a dialogue with the audience, Patrick brings an exciting mix of technological background and hands-on broadcasting reality to the table.

Patrick Debois from Zender

Patrick Debois / Zender

Philipp Angele cofounded camcast in 2005, one of the first German companies specialized in online live video which is since then was streaming thousands of events for customers like redbull, newspapers or the german government. In 2011 Philipp cofounded camfoo to build orchestration layers for IP and Sat based video transcoding automation. In 2018 he joined livepeer to create a open-source(MIT) and cheat-proof orchestration protocol for media processing and delivery in decentralized network environments using digital signatures and smart contracts.

Philipp Angele from Livepeer

Philipp Angele / Livepeer

Per Fröjdh is Director of Media Standardization at Ericsson and has thirty years’ experience in research and innovation. Currently he is the Multimedia Chair at the Swedish Standards Institute and Head of Delegation to MPEG for Sweden. He is also Board Director, Treasurer and Promotions Chair of the DASH Industry Forum as well as member of the DVB Steering Board.

Per Fröjdh from Ericsson

Per Fröjdh / Ericsson

Jon Dahl is the co-founder and CEO of Mux, a cloud platform for video streaming, encoding, and QoS based in San Francisco. Previously, Jon was co-founder and CEO of Zencoder, a pioneer in cloud video encoding, and VP of Technology at Brightcove, which acquired Zencoder in 2012.

Jon Dahl from Mux

Jon Dahl / Mux

As a Senior Product Manager in Akamai’s Media Product Management team, Joachim Hengge is working with the largest Media Companies and Broadcasters across EMEA, innovating and pushing the boundaries of today’s ever changing online video world. His role focuses on the entire portfolio of media solutions offered by Akamai including Go To Market Strategy, product responsibility and business development. He also holds global responsibility for the largest Live streaming events in the world, such as Olympics and World Cup. With over 10 years of experience in the IT industry and a strong knowledge of the Media Ecosystem, he has been working on large and complex Digital Media Projects for various Media outlets across Europe.

Joachim Hengge from Akamai

Joachim Hengge / Akamai

Steven Robertson works on video delivery at YouTube

Steven Robertson from Youtube

Steven Robertson / Youtube

Johan Bolin is Vice President of Products for Edgeware. He has long experience from both the vendor and operator side in TV distribution and online media, with senior positions in Product and Strategy Management at Tele2 and Ericsson. Bolin holds a M.Sc.in Electrical Engineering from KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, and has promoted significant research in Media Technologies at Ericson, as well as being the co-founder of Appear Networks AB.

Johan Bolin from Edgeware

Johan Bolin / Edgeware

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