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. More than 90% of past attendees were CXOs or VPs 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 by FierceOnlineVideo as an innovative event "that had the perfect size and format for the topics being discussed, and was very insightful". A senior executive from Verizon 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, 94% 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:

Representative Past Attendees

Why Attend?

At the OTT Video Executive Summit, we cover the hot-button trends that are impacting the industry right now. Our session topics are timely and will likely shape your working priorities when you go back to the office. You will leave having heard from the authoritative voices in the industry on the key issues affecting your bottom line.



Trender Demographics


Strategic Sessions


Winner of the "OTT Genius" trophy

Platinum Sponsor


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.


* 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.

Gold Sponsors

Endavo Media

Endavo Media

Abbson Live

Abbson Live

2017 Silver Sponsors

Trender Research

Trender Research




2017 Agenda (2018 Agenda in Progress)

June 8th, 2017, 8 AM - 6:30 PM, Marriott Marquis, Times Square, NYC

Download 2017 Attendee Program and Agenda


Media and Research Partners


Our moderators are thought leaders in the industry.

Brian Mahony

CEO and Chief Trender, Trender Research

Rick Howe

"The iTV Doctor"

Jennifer Pirot

Principal, Pirot Media

Peter Markham

Managing Partner, TMT Capital; Granite Broadcasting

Jim Turner

Governor, Executive Officer - NY Emmys National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Michael Finn

Co-Founder, SpicyTequila

Kurt Michel

Founder & CEO, MarketeK Communications

2018 Speaker Submission Form (2017 speakers below)

Each speaker has been carefully selected to speak authoritatively on the session topic.

Speaker Submission

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Session # Preference (if agenda is posted)

Trender Panel

At the OTT Executive Summit, a Trender Panel representing people from all walks of life will participate in our discussions and in some cases present a specific perspective.

Your conference... gamefied.

rook-preview_v2 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.

2015 "OTT Genius" Trophy Winner: Scripps Networks EVP Brian Balthazar