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 TV

Patrick Debois / Zender TV

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