IABM Future Trends Theatre



Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th June 2019

TVExchange Stage at 6N4-01

Tuesday 18th June

What is our Future all about

2.00 - 2.20

Stan Moote, CTO, IABM

Stan will review the key technologies within the Media and Entertainment business you need to be aware of.

6 Strategies to ace your Media Operations

2.20 - 2.40

Phil EadeSenior Director, Business DevelopmentOoyala 

Bea AlonsoDirector of Global Product Marketing, Ooyala

Learn about six key strategies that can transform a traditional media supply chain and turn it into an efficient media factory. 

What's next for the migration to all-IP Workflows?

2.40 - 3.00

Andrew WarmanDirector, Playout Solutions, Harmonic Inc (on behalf of AIMS)

The SMPTE ST 2110 suite has established itself as the de facto set of standards for migrating video, audio and data workflows from SDI to IP. In this presentation, Andrew, who heads up the AIMS marketing group, explains what is needed to fully leverage the advantages of IP infrastructure and gain additional flexibility and efficiency over SDI-based workflows.

Implementing Artificial Intelligence in Media Operations

3.00 - 3.20

Steven SoenensVice President, Product MarketingSkyline Communications

To have flexibility, modern broadcast infrastructures are becoming all-IP and virtualize.d. However, with this flexibility comes a huge increase in operational complexity. This complexity in media networks has grown beyond human management, so modern operational platforms require AI-assisted intelligent fault detection (IFD), incident management, root cause analysis (RCA), forecasting, trend analysis, behavioral anomaly detection (BAD), etc. This presentation explains the use cases, benefits and challenges of using AI in the media and broadcast environment, all illustrated with real-life examples.

Media Virtualization in a Hybrid-Cloud Environment

3.20 - 3.40

James CorriganGlobal Solution Architect for Media & Entertainment, Dell Technologies

Virtualisation of enterprise IT workloads was one of the most significant developments for information technology in the last 20 years. Now with all-IP standards mature and being brought to practical reality with commercial solutions from major ISVs, the pathway to an efficient, flexible virtualised media function stack is clear. This also opens up workload management across multiple cloud platforms - public / private / hybrid.

New business models unlocked by the cloud and other enabling technologies: how cloud can enable new business models

3.40 - 4.00

Thierry FautierVice President, Business Development & Innovation, Harmonic Inc

Content providers and service providers are now under pressure to deliver more innovative services with a shorter time to market. The classical approach based on CAPEX has shown its limits. Private Cloud can enable content providers to develop new services in a matter of weeks with a pure OPEX approach. This session presents a case study of how Telkomsel, an Indonesian mobile operator, was able to serve 4M users for the FIFA'18 World Cup.

Media Microservices

4.00 - 4.20

Brick EkstenCTO, Imagine Communications

Media Microservices level the playing field for how entertainment technology can participate in the wider ecosystem of Cloud and Data Center providing a platform for operational efficiency, innovation, and the bridge to machine learning and artificial intelligence.

NAS that's faster than SAN

4.20 - 4.40

Ben PearceChief Business Officer (Asia) and Co-Founder,  GB Labs

NVMe (non-volatile memory host controller interface specification), a different way of connecting SSDs, has received attention of late. However, GB Labs has determined that empowering NAS (network attached storage) in a SAN (storage area network) environment results in a faster, higher-end storage system than an NVMe-enabled SAN alone. 

This session will detail how NAS as a type of storage can be supercharged to perform over and above what is generally regarded as industry-standard SAN, leveraging storage technologies in exciting and beneficial new ways.

5G: Delivering the future of immersive media experiences

4.40 - 5.00

Chiranjeev SinghDirector Marketing - APAC, MediaKind

As the growth of video traffic in networks across the world continues to rise, the roll out of 5G wireless technology has come at a critical time, especially for live sports streaming. With the successful trials held during the 2018 Winter Olympics and the highly publicised 5G connectivity available at the upcoming Tokyo Games in 2020, the certainty for 5G’s role in delivering immersive experiences is beginning to take shape, especially in a Mobile first market like APAC. 
This presentation will also show how MediaKind and its partners Ericsson, FOX Sports, AT&T and Intel, worked together to use 5G wireless technology to successfully deliver live 4K HDR video streams over 5G for broadcast of the 118th US Open Golf Championship.

OTT Services - Increase the value of your content at a lower operating cost

5.00 - 5.20

Fabio GattariDirector,  Etere

Understanding the pros and cons of OTT and how to effectively manage it empowers decision makers. OTT can measure real-time viewership data, and ads can be curated, retrieved and delivered automatically based on user profiles, enabling targeted advertising with a higher rate of conversions. A highly efficient MAM system is required to manage the end-to-end lifecycle including sales, taking content providers to the next level at a lower operating cost.

How AI can improve Digital Asset Management and enrich viewers' User Experience

5.20 - 5.40

Maria Lodolo D'OriaPresales Executive, Metaliquid

One of the challenges broadcasters must face today is how to generate new revenue opportunities with increasing consumption of video from different devices and platforms, which have completely changed the demand for contents and viewers' behavior.
AI gives broadcasters access to more detailed descriptive metadata of what is happening scene-by-scene to manage their gigantic content libraries speeding up content search and editing process. This present explains how AI is the key not only to keep up with the new trends in video consumption, but also to change the market introducing disruptive services to keep users engaged.

The Impact of AI on Broadcast quality

5.40 - 6.00

Julien Signes, SVP and GM Video Processing, Synamedia

To deliver the quality of broadcast to adaptive bit rate (ABR) video, the key is leveraging the power of AI in an automated fashion based around a unique set of quality metrics. The technology is designed to anticipate the subjective perception of the human eye. Julien will describe how adding this type of technology can deliver significant operational cost savings for service providers.

Wednesday 19th June

Enhancing Media Workflows with Amazon Machine Learning

2.00 - 2.20

Shweta JainAPAC Head of Business Development, Media & Entertainment,  Amazon Web Services

In this session you will learn about enhancing media workflows built around ingest, media asset management, live and on-demand video streaming and also the  customer engagement with Machine Learning. The session will cover a broad set of use cases ranging from metadata enrichment and content moderation to personalisation and how to address them using AWS's powerful portfolio of Machine Learning services.

How can OTT grow up and stand alone as a medium?

2.20 - 2.40

Steve Miller-JonesVice President of Product Strategy, Limelight Networks

OTT is taking off, but still remains in the shadow of its big brother, traditional broadcast. Will OTT replace broadcast TV - or is it in fact presenting a more feature rich alternative for the consumer? Using data services to create truly personal, targeted content discovery offers a different service to broadcast with AR and integrated data feeds that users can interact with and that can be individualized beyond the capability of broadcast. This session covers how user data can be both protected and used to offer us personalized and individual content with the consumer in control.

Why monitoring live OTT services is critical for business growth

2.40 - 3.00

Kanishka TongyaDirector of Sales, APAC & MENA,  Interra Systems

Live sports streaming has opened up a strong new revenue stream for broadcasters, content owners and service providers; however, the quality of live OTT offerings must be flawless. This presentation explains why monitoring solutions are a fundamental requirement today for both VOD and live OTT applications. Attendees will learn the challenges of live streaming and how monitoring can help by providing a centralized service assurance view, validation of where the issue is located, and increased flexibility via a software-based and cloud-deployable approach.

How AXF (Archive Exchange Format) can be used to aggregate multiple sets of time-based AI generated metadata in a single cloud-friendly container

3.00 - 3.20

Mike PalmerCTO, Masstech

Multiple sets of AI generated, time-based metadata can be stored along with source media in a single container to create a rich data lake which can be exposed to other applications and services for further analysis and enrichment.

Can automation really bring ROI for your media supply chain?

3.20 - 3.40

Phil EadeSenior Director, Business Development, Ooyala

With content growth in the media and entertainment industry exploding, an efficient media supply chain is required. Phil has researched ROI within media organizations and presents his findings with case studies of what ROI to expect.

IPTV DASH - the path for Pay-TV operators to deploy a future-proof video delivery solution

3.40 - 4.00

Herve CreffBusiness Development Director, Broadpeak

This presentation explains why OTT video delivery has not entirely replaced IPTV, discussing the latency and scalability issues. In an ideal situation, the benefits of OTT and TS video delivery should be brought together. Attendees will learn what technologies and solutions are available to merge the worlds of traditional TV and connected devices in order to capitalize on their respective benefits while removing their drawbacks.

Operating Virtual Media Functions in Broadcast Systems

4.00 - 4.20

Steven SoenensVice President, Product Marketing, Skyline Communications

This session addresses the benefits and challenges that come with developing and operating Virtualized Media Functions (VMF) deployed on virtual machines and/or container environments such as Kubernetes. Learning from real experiences, the concepts of full-stack monitoring and orchestration will be explained and illustrated.

AI-Driven video compression opens up new revenue opportunities and cost savings for service providers

4.20 - 4.40

Stephane CloirecSenior Director, Video Appliances & Software Product Management, Harmonic Inc

Video compression has evolved immensely over the last 20 years. Technology advances such as dual-pass, statistical multiplexing, and software migration, have increased the performance of compression, enabling better video quality and bandwidth efficiency to be achieved.

Live 360° video delivery

4.40 - 5.00

Olie BaumannSenior Technical Specialist, MediaKind

Delivery of high-quality 360º video to second screens presents several challenges. This session discusses the various methods of 360º video delivery, including the use of 'viewport-adaptive' streaming technology, how these methods scale with the number of users and the capability of second screen devices.

Next generation digital video transmission via Open IP

5.00 - 5.20

Karl So, Vice President, Product Marketing, Caton Technology

Video Transmission requires technology, not a lot of money and effort. This presentation explains how deep learning can predict packet loss during transmission. The transmission end can automatically detect and pre-reissue the "going to be lost" packet before the receiving end asks for it; this will greatly improve transmission reliability.

Getting up close and personal with your audience

5.20 - 5.40

Ian SharpeCEO, Promethean.tv

Broadcast Asia has always been about getting "up close and personal" – meeting old colleagues, getting quality face time with new prospective partners, signing up new customers. Increasingly, the broadcast world is all about the same thing. The audience wants to get up close and personal with our content through personalised transmissions and tailored advertising without disruption of viewing. This session will show you how to change within this exciting new world of cord cutters, binge watchers, content connoisseurs, and esports streamers.

Next Generation Logging!

5.40 - 6.00

Anant KhanolkarSr. Director, International Sales, Digital Nirvana

Video Logging is a age old technology that started with recording on tapes for proof of broadcast. Over the years broadcasters have creatively used these recordings for various applications. With the advent of Digital Video, HD/UHD, SDI over IP there have been demands on Logging technology to keep up. Increasing demands from regulators, customers and partners means a new way of thinking this technology and how it should change to meet with the needs of tomorrow. This presentation talks about how current crop of Logging products need to move to Next Generation of Logging and how broadcasters can benefit from such an approach.