OTT Executive Summit Overview
T hank you for your interest in the 6th annual OTT (Over the Top Video) Executive Summit, being held June 5th, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City's Times Square. The OTT Executive Summit brings together the top minds in video content, distribution, and technology to discuss how OTT is enabling new business models for both traditional Pay TV providers and new innovators, and the challenges to making that vision possible. We are planning another fantastic gathering of industry executives representing the “who’s who” of the industry— including service providers, broadcasters, programmers, content producers, advertisers, and enabling technologies. 96% of past attendees were senior executives and all were key thought leaders and decision makers.
The OTT Executive Summit is like no other conference you have attended. The format guarantees a highly strategic, educational, and even fun experience. The conference mingles industry executives and experts with a “Trender Panel”— a focus group of normal, everyday people representing various demographics. In addition to discussions of key industry topics, the OTT Executive Summit is gamified, with the winner being awarded the "OTT Genius” trophy. In addition, “Best of Show” and other trophies are awarded based on ballots cast by the audience during the Product Speedcase, in which sponsors conduct demos or presentations for attendees. This conference is sure to be a thought-provoking and fun way to exchange ideas.
The Summit has been hailed as an innovative event "that had the perfect size and format for the topics being discussed, and was very insightful". One executive called it an "excellent chance to share ideas and insights with an extremely bright, gregarious group... a truly worthwhile, enjoyable, experience. Great job putting this together!" Last year’s OTT Executive Summit drew over 200 experts and executives to the media hub of the world for highly informed and interactive discussions. Feedback for last year’s Summit was very positive. In fact, 91% of past attendees rated the Summit 8 “exceeded expectations”, 9 “loved it”, or 10 “amazing!”
There is limited space available so please sign up soon to take advantage of the great content and networking during the day. Please direct any questions to OTT Executive Summit President Brian Mahony: bmahony@OTTexec.com.
Representative Past Attendees
Winner of the "OTT Genius" trophy
More than 90% of past Summit attendees were CXOs or VPs-- all key decision makers
It was a great event! It had the perfect size and format for the topics being discussed, and was very insightful. Great meeting everyone at the event!
94% of attendees rated past Summits 8 ("Exceeded expectations"), 9 ("Loved it"), or 10 ("Amazing!")
Ericsson’s Unified Delivery Network (UDN) is a global content delivery platform that facilitates the collaboration between content and service providers together to create turnkey, value-added services.
REINVENTING CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORKS
* Access to Last-Mile Delivery: UDN leverages the networks of our service provider partners to build-out a leading global content delivery network.
* Enable Operator-Centric Services: UDN makes available operator-centric services to all content providers regardless of size.
* Bring Transparency to Content Delivery: UDN provides true end-to-end transparency and actionable insight from content origination to service provider network, and finally, to delivery on the device.
UDN utilizes the service providers’ last-mile to achieve amazing performance and open the opportunity for the next generation cloud.
Keynote Fireside Chat
EVP & GM, Over-The Top (OTT) Ventures, Lionsgate
As EVP & General Manager of Lionsgate’s Over-The-Top Ventures, Julie Uhrman spearheads the strategy, rollout and growth of the Company’s streaming services. Lionsgate’s suite of platforms includes: Laugh Out Loud, a comedy platform in partnership with Kevin Hart featuring original series and content from digital influencers and comedy talents; PANTAYA, the first premium Spanish-language streaming service; Comic-Con HQ, a platform for pop culture fans; and Tribeca Shortlist, a subscription service for movie lovers. Uhrman works closely with the management of each of the channels on content, monetization and marketing strategies and focuses on expanding their domestic and international distribution footprints of each service. Before joining Lionsgate, she served as Head of Platform Business Development at Jaunt, Inc. developing and extending relationships with Disney, Samsung, PlayStation and Google. She was also founder and CEO of OUYA, which she later sold to Razer. Uhrman also held key executive roles in companies like IGN and Vivendi Universal. She was named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company and one of the Creative 50 by Ad Age. Uhrman received her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and her MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Business.
I am a builder of things. Bringing new ideas to life. I consistently "beat the no" because I believe anything is possible. I surround myself with like-minded people who see the possibilities and find a way to make them a reality.
Head of Content and Distribution Partnerships, Philo
As Head of Content Acquisition and Distribution Partnerships of Philo, Mike oversees Philo’s relationships with top programmers in the industry leading all content acquisition with Philo’s key programming partners, as well as oversees Philo’s sales and marketing teams for the company. Mike has a history of driving end-to-end life cycles of multi-platform media products from conception and sales through delivery and ongoing operations. He has a proven track record with both large content networks and technology startups. Previous to Philo, Mike honed his project oversight and operations talents at HBO as senior vice president of media and production operations. Prior to this role at HBO, Mike held a number of senior leadership positions as he quickly rose within that organization, focused on streamlining workflow and processes, business development and sales, and contract negotiations. After graduating from Georgia Institute of Technology with a BS in Industrial Engineering, Mike worked with a number of media and content companies, including Tandberg Television, Inc./ N2 Broadband Inc., and MicroStrategy, Inc.
VP, General Manager Unified Delivery Network at Ericsson
Marcus Bergström heads up Unified Delivery Network at Ericsson since Sept 1st, 2017. Unified Delivery Network (UDN) is a global strategic partnership platform that facilitates the collaboration between content and service providers together to create turnkey, value-added services. Video Delivery is the first application launched on the UDN platform. The general technology vision for UDN is to become a tiered, multi-provider distributed service for compute, storage, and network, supporting a universal consumption of infrastructure services by end users and enterprises by leveraging the edge infrastructure of the Service Providers in a partnership model. The UDN platform today has +70 Service Providers signed up. Previously Marcus was working as Strategic Advisor to the head of Business Unit Support Solutions/Business Unit Media, driving reorganization program, holding strategy work for the business unit, responsible for trainee program, content driver for investor update, holding together all business unit central initiatives and responsible for driving the leadership team meeting agenda. Marcus joined Ericsson through the Young Executive program in 2014, an 18-month program designed to create the future leaders of the company. During part of 2015 and 2016 Marcus was Sales Business Consultant in Customer Unit Hong Kong and Macau. Marcus has also hold a Business Development position at MetraTech in the US focusing on the monetization of OTT-video as well as at GF IT driving Strategy Development for the Architecture unit. Marcus has a Master Degree in Finance (2014 at Stockholm University).
UDN edge proximity combined with a close collaboration with service providers in local regions to optimize cache placement in congestion-free locations, all contribute to significant performance gains and superior QoE.
Trender, "All American Boy"
Trender, "Dutiful Dad"
Trender, "New Vision for Univision"
Trender, "Man of the World"
Trender, "Perennial Millennial"
Trender, "Teen on the Scene"
Your conference... gamefied.
O ne of the innovations that makes the OTT Executive Summit unique is the use of gamification to keep the dialogue interactive and fun. How often have we been to conferences where someone stands at a podium and drones on and on, making sure to include every possible buzzword and bit of technical jargon in the presentation. Not here. Though we will have expert speakers and industry executives dispensing wisdom, we'll "keep them honest" by awarding points for good presentations, comments, or predicting how the expert or Trender panels may respond to key questions posed to them. And we'll do it in real-time during the conference. The winner will be awarded the "OTT Genius" trophy at the end of the day. Just a small token of the audience's appreciation for being interesting and insightful.
To do this, each attendee must remember to bring a smart phone, tablet, or laptop to the event. We'll make sure you get a good WiFi connection or you can use your mobile service provider. Click this link to join the "OTT Video Executive Summit" LinkedIn group to access content and receive instructions for onsite interaction and "The Game". The rest of the game system will be explained onsite.