Webinar: Transforming creative workflows: Making great content in the cloud

Join IBC365 on Thursday 25 April at 4pm BST to explore why creators are turning to cloud to transform the way they make great content and how virtualised workflows are unlocking the ability to work in new ways: faster, more collaborative, more efficient and more creative.

This webinar goes inside some of the world’s leading content creators, production and post-production operations to hear how they are embracing cloud technology to transform the creative processes used to make, produce and deliver video.

The webinar will cover ways in which cloud is enabling more collaboration, access to more talent, round-the-clock working, more content security, and slicker workflows. There’s also a dose of reality, as the human and technology challenges and the potential pitfalls of virtualising creative workflows are explored.

Case studies focus on using cloud for:
•Streamlining content creation in the field
•Transforming production and post-production processes
•Efficient content delivery and backhaul

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Speakers

Jeremy Smith Jeremy Smith
Chief Technology Officer,
Jellyfish Pictures
Laura Cotteril Laura Cotterill
Founder & Managing Director
LCTV
Spencer Stephens Spencer Stephens
TechXMedia

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Webinar: Edge Computing and Video Delivery

Date: Thursday 28th March, 2019
Time: 10am PDT / 1pm EDT / 17:00 GMT

Whether or not edge computing is the next generation of cloud technology, the edge plays a vital role in the streaming video experience. The closer a video is stored to the requesting user, the faster the delivery and better the experience. But, streaming also provides a lot more opportunity for interactivity, engagement, and data collection than traditional broadcast television. That means as the edge grows in compute capacity and functionality, it could enable new and exciting use cases, such as AI, that could improve the viewer experience. In this webinar, we’ll explore the state of edge computing and how it might be leveraged in streaming video.

Speakers

Jason Thibeault Jason Thibeault
Executive Director,
Streaming Video Alliance

Webcast: 3-Part Webcast – Resilient Live Streaming Video

Date: 26th March 2019
Time: 8am, 9am & 10am EDT – 15:00, 16:00 & 17:00 GMT

AWS is synonymous with cloud computing and whether you use it or not, knowing how to do things in AWS reaps benefits when trying to understand or implement systems in a cloud infrastructure. Knowing what’s possible and what others are doing is really useful, so whilst I don’t usually cover heavily product-specific resources here on The Broadcast Knowledge I still believe that knowing AWS is knowing part of the industry.

Here, there are 3 consecutive webinars which cover building a live streaming channel from the fundamentals through to making it operational and ongoing monitoring and maintenance.

Session one at 3pm GMT looks at end-to-end workflows and strategies for redundancy. It looks at both contribution of video into the cloud as much as what happens when it arrives and the delivery.

Session two at 4pm GMT looks examines the more complex workflows where you spread processing/failover across multiple regions and other similar situations.

Session three is the last of the day at 5pm GMT looking at setting up end-to-end monitoring to take the guesswork out of delivering the service on an on-going basis.

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Webinar: Build Your Own Video Workflows Using the Latest AWS Solutions


Date: February 27, 2019 at 8am PT / 4pm GMT and a second session at 10am IST / 12:30pm SGT

Whilst The Broadcast Knowledge avoids product walkthroughs in favour of more educational videos and webinars, AWS is so large that, in some ways, just understanding it is helpful even if you don’t use it and the building blocks with which you build your systems is more or less replicated in other vendors’ platforms so it does pay to keep up. So here we have a webinar on the workflows you can build with AWS – and it’s on twice so you can’t use timezones as an excuse not to attend!

This webcast discusses how new video workflow solutions from AWS directly address the changes businesses are going through. Highlights include:

  • Fast and affordable media production and archiving
  • Accessible content lakes and more efficient supply chains
  • Upgrading viewer personalization through machine learning
  • Flexible transport of video content in the cloud
  • Advances in storage tiers and solutions

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Speakers

Aaron Tunnell Aaron Tunnell
Business Development Manager – M&E
AWS
Michael Callahan Michael Callahan
Head of Media Solutions Marketing
AWS

Webinar: AWS Insights Conference


Date: 15th November from 7AM PT / 15:00 GMT

Amazon Web Services is back with another free conference, this time looking at video tech innovation, content distribution and more! From business to tech, there are free sessions for whatever angle you look at broadcasting from.

Read for full details

Highlights:
“Production in the Cloud: Trends, Challenges and Solutions”
“3 Strategies: Achieving Great Video Quality Without Breaking the Bank”
“How to Build and Benfit from Live VOD Workflows”

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Speakers

Kiran Patel Kiran Patel
Solutions Marketing Manager, AWS Elemental
Jack Wenzinger Jack Wenzinger
Partner Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Mark Stephens Mark Stephens
Partner Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Usman Shakeel Usman Shakeel
World Wide Tech Lead for Media &Entertainment, Amazon Web Services

Webinar: Live Orchestration on Cloud

Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time: 11 AM EST / 8 AM PDT / 16:00 BST / 8.30 PM IST

This webinar from Amagi will explain how live orchestration on cloud can simplify live events management by making the process centralised, while spinning up cloud infrastructure only for the duration of the event.

About the speakers

Baskar Subramanian Baskar Subramanian
Co-founder, Amagi
A technology enthusiast, Baskar leads technology and innovation at Amagi. Dividing his time between technology design and product delivery, Baskar ensures Amagi’s growth is in line with its vision of revolutionizing TV & OTT broadcast. Baskar has a number of patents to his name and regularly mentors various start-ups and businesses.
Mark Stephens Mark Stephens
Global Segment Leader – M&E, AWS
Mark Stephens is a global segment leader for partners focused on media and entertainment. His focus is to build a diverse ecosystem of partners in media and entertainment on AWS.

Webinar: Media at the Edge – A New Content Technology Perspective

Thursday 4th October, 2018. 15:00 BST

It’s time to hear what decentralised infrastructure is and how it can apply to broadcasting.

In this IBC365 webinar:
• What is Edge computing and why it will be key to broadcasting, media and entertainment
• How edge computing is rapidly evolving to provide content anywhere and everywhere through the IoT and soon across 5G networks
• What mobile edge computing means for production, processing and video distribution
• How new consumer experiences, VR, AR, UHD streaming will be driven by the availability of edge infrastructure
• Protecting the physical and digital assets. How to secure the critical IT infrastructure which will house valuable content at the edge of the network

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Speakers:
Damon Neale
Damon Neale, Chief Technology Officer, BASE Media Cloud
Damon is a leading media, cloud and AI technology consultant, performing the analysis, design and implementation of cloud-based solutions for large media companies, global broadcasters and film studios including extensive experience on previous projects with the BBC, BSkyB and Sony.

Steven Carlini

Steven Carlini, Senior Director, Data Centre Global Solutions, Schneider Electric
Steven is responsible developing integrated solutions and communicating the value proposition for Schneider Electric’s data center segment including enterprise and cloud data centers.

Jefferson Wang

Jefferson Wang, Managing Director, Accenture Strategy, Communications, Media and Technology
For nearly two decades, Jefferson has guided business & technology innovation at the convergence of the Communications, Media and Technology industries.
Moderator:

Ambrose McNevin

Ambrose McNevin, Managing Director, Tech Marketing Content LtdAmbrose McNevin is a consultant and content producer for the tech and digital media sectors.

Video: Next Generation Sports Broadcast Workflows that Expand the Value of Live Production

In this webinar, learn what challenges there are in today’s production and how EVS has teamed up with Aspera at major international sporting events to build Cloud-based production workflows that connect live content with production teams, accredited teams and final viewers. Also discussed is how next generation sports broadcasting workflows are transforming the digital media supply chain.

Speakers

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Video: Microservices – Building Blocks to New Workflows and Virtualisation?

Video from SMPTE Technical Conference taking a look at why Microservices is a common sense architecture for modern broadcast solutions. What are the alternatives and why are Microservices better?

Darren Gallipeau shows how architectures can break down into small building blocks allowing firms to deploy simpler applications rather than large monolithic applications. This allows easier testing, cross-use and flexibility.

Sections:
1) What are Microservices?
2) Why do they matter – or what can I do with them?
3) What do they have to do with the future of cloud and virtualisation?

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Further Reading

Webinars: AWSome day Online (from AWS)


AWS are hosting half a day of free training about their platform. A great chance to bring you and your colleagues up to speed on, for many, the “go to” platform for testing and deploying cloud services.

Update: Still Available Online until May 31st!

Date: Thursday, 22 March, 2018
Time: 10:00 – 13:40 CET / 09:00 – 12:40 BST
Location: Online

The AWSome Day Online is a free, virtual training event that will provide a step-by-step introduction to the core AWS services for compute, storage, database and networking. AWS technical experts will explain key features and use cases, share best practices, walk through technical demos, and be available to answer your questions one-on-one.

Based on the AWS Essentials Course, AWSome Day is ideal for IT managers, business leaders, system engineers, system administrators, developers and architects who are eager to learn more about cloud computing and how to get started on the AWS Cloud.

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Join for live Q&As, one-on-one Ask an Architect sessions and more:

Agenda

10:00 – 10:30 CET Keynote: Introduction to AWS
10:30 – 11:00 CET

Module 1: AWS Foundations

AWS Introductions
Well Architected Framework and AWS
Trusted Advisor
Global Infrastructure
Demo – Designing the network (VPC) for HA and FT
VPC Network security

11:00 – 11:40 CET Module 2: AWS Infrastructure

AWS S3 and Glacier for large volume object storage
Demo – Create a bucket and create a website
Amazon EC2 compute platform
Demo – Launch our first EC2 applications with EBS storage
Understanding EC2 pricing and lifecycle
Storage options for compute
AWS CloudFormation for IAAC (Infrastructure as Code)

11:40 – 12:10 CET Module 3: Databases

Let the data decide!
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
Demo – Deploy Multi-AZ database in VPC
Amazon DynamoDB (NoSQL)
Intro to AWS Athena and Redshift

12:10 – 12.20 CET Break
12:20 – 12:50 CET Module 4: Security, Identity & Access Management

AWS Shared Security Model Identity Access Management (IAM)
Governance and Compliance
AWS CloudTrail for audit and change management
AWS Config and Config Rules

12:50 – 13:40 CET Module 5: AWS Elasticity & Management Tools

Adding elasticity to our applications in AWS
Introduction to AWS load balancer services
Introduction to autoscaling groups and launch configurations
Demo – Add autoscaling to our demo application
Next steps: Taking it to the next stage
Serverless architecture with Lambda, API Gateway, DynamoDB & more
Wrap up – User Groups, Blogs & further training

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Update: Still Available Online until May 31st!