Streaming at Scale, Sky’s inaugural Tech Summit, offered a curated programme focusing on latest developments in streaming media, personalised discovery and advertising, plus the impact of on-demand on media consumption.
Tech Summit Track
SVA MEMBERS AND TECH SUMMIT GUESTS – Registration & Breakfast, Sky Central.
|09:00 – 09:10||
TECH SUMMIT, SKY CINEMA
WELCOME TO STREAMING AT SCALE
Introduction to the Streaming Video Alliance (SVA)
Joe Inzerillo, EVA & CTO, MLB Advanced Media and President, SVA
|09:10 – 09:15||
INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS FROM THE CHAIR
Anna Jones, Presenter, Sky News
|09:15 – 10:00||
MORNING KEYNOTE: Leading Change
Stephen van Rooyen, CEO, UK & Republic of Ireland, at Sky
|10:00 – 10:30||
NETWORKING BREAK IN THE FOYER, SKY CINEMA
|10:30 – 11:15||
TECH SUMMIT TRACK – SKY CINEMA. SESSION 1 – OVERCOMING CHALLENGES
We start with the customer and what they expect from a streaming experience. We then hear how Sky is delivering broadcast quality at broadcast scale, and how a rapidly evolving ecosystem of cutting edge technology providers is enabling premium experiences.
PANEL: What customers expect
|11:15 – 12:00||
MASTERCLASS: Delivering OTT at broadcast quality and broadcast scale
|12:00 – 12:15||
PRESENTATION: Personalised discovery
Alun Webber, Chief Product Officer at Sky
|12:15 – 13:00||
PANEL: The evolving ecosystem
Chair: Emma Lloyd, Director of Corporate Development, Partnerships and Investments at Sky; Bill Wheaton, GM Media Division & EVP, Akamai; Sam Blackman, CEO, Elemental, an Amazon Web Services company; Rajeev Raman, Senior Director, SP Video Product Management, Design and Strategy, Cisco
|13:00 – 14:00||
NETWORKING LUNCH IN THE EXHIBITION CENTRE, NORTH WEST CORNER, SKY CENTRAL
|14:00 – 14:20||
TECH SUMMIT TRACK – SKY CINEMA. SESSION 2 – MAXIMISING OPPORTUNITIES
We explore the impact of streaming on content consumption and production. Personalised viewing creates opportunities for data-driven advertising: we explore latest innovations and hear how OTT is enabling new viewing experiences. Plus: engaging millennials, on every screen.
AFTERNOON KEYNOTE: Delighting audiences
Gary Davey, Managing Director, Content at Sky
|14:20 – 14:50||
DISCUSSION: Enhancing the offer to advertisers
|14:50 – 15:50||
PANEL: Innovating new experiences
Chair: Chris Johns, Chief Engineer at Sky
|15:50 – 16:00||
DRINKS RECEPTION AND TOURS OF SKY STUDIOS
SVA Members’ Track
Sky had the pleasure of hosting the Streaming Video Alliance's quarterly meeting in conjunction with Streaming at Scale, Sky's first Technology Summit. It was the first quarterly meeting of the US-headquartered SVA - an industry forum made up of leading companies in the online video ecosystem - to be held in Europe.
SVA members broke into seven Working Groups, each focused on a key streaming media topic.
Working Groups are at the heart of the SVA which brings together a diverse group of experts to agree on industry best practice. SVA members were able to network with Technology Summit guests during breaks and at a combined drinks reception at Sky Central, where Sky also demonstrated latest innovations in streaming video and offered tours of Sky Studios.
Please visit the SVA website for full details on current working groups:
- Open Caching
- Quality of Experience
- Ad Insertion and Audience Measurement