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Simplifying Live & On Demand Video Workflows

At Cloud Expo, Verizon’s Ralf Jacob to discuss specific implementations and benefits of cloud-based solutions

Video management and delivery has become increasingly challenging due to the diversity of solutions, mobile devices, platforms and video formats. As a result, companies are often required to piece together multiple solutions and vendors to get what they need.

In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Ralf Jacob, Chief Revenue Officer at Verizon Digital Media Services, addresses the challenges of streaming live and on-demand adaptive video to multiple platforms and devices by moving the workflow from hardware-dependent infrastructure to software and cloud-based infrastructure. He will demonstrate how Verizon Digital Media Services eliminates complexity instead of managing it, with a simpler, more scalable approach that significantly reduces costs:

  1. How to eliminate the high capex associated with offering content online by doing away with hardware costs.
  2. Specific implementations and benefits of cloud-based solutions
  3. Tips for monetizing content through server-side ad integration to allow for flexibility and customization

Speaker Bio:
Ralf Jacob has more than 19 years of technical and executive management experience. He was appointed Chief Revenue Officer for Verizon Digital Media Services after they acquired his company, upLynk in 2013, where he was President and CEO. upLynk provided a unique, single-format encoding and streaming service, complete with live-linear dynamic ad insertion, that still powers the ABC/Disney WATCH apps, among others.


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