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AWS M&E Symposium in London – December 4, 2018

[UPDATE Dec 13] Presentations from this event are now available for viewing and downloading here.

This one-day event will bring together Media & Entertainment industry pioneers that are transforming their businesses with the Cloud. We will address video workloads across content production, media management and delivery. Join us to hear the experiences of others in their journey to the Cloud, and engage with specialists that can further your knowledge on architecting cloud video workflows.

Space for the event is limited, so register today to reserve your seat. We look forward to seeing you there.

Who should attend

Business and Technology leaders focused on video applications. Typical organisations include content owners, broadcasters, pay TV companies, rights holders, OTT service providers, sports clubs, managed service providers, production companies and AWS partners.

Date: Dec 4, 2018

Time: 09:15-16:00

Location: BAFTA – 195 Piccadilly, London, England W1J 9LN


09:15AM: Registration

Tea and coffee on arrival

09:40AM – 10:00AM: Welcome and Media Industry Keynote

Insights into latest industry trends, drivers of transformation and how the Cloud is helping organisations respond to change, and delight viewers

  • Keith Wymbs, Chief Marketing Officer, AWS Elemental

10:00AM – 10:55AM: Leaders Discussion – Transforming the Broadcast Supply Chain

Hear how pioneering broadcasters and an AWS Partner have embraced the Cloud to deliver business benefits, and delight end viewers. This session will combine presentations and a panel discussion.

  • Sinead Greenaway, Chief Technology & Operations Officer, UKTV
  • Steve Fish, VP Media & Technology Architecture, Turner
  • Simon Farnsworth, EVP Engineering & Operations EMEA & APAC, Discovery
  • Simon Eldridge, Chief Product Officer, SDVI
  • George Kilpatrick, Head of M&E Business Development EMEA, Amazon Web Services (Moderator)

10:55AM – 11:20AM: Break and Demonstrations

11:20AM – 11:40AM: Something not to miss

Announcement on the day

11:40AM – 12:00PM: Virtualized Video Services built on AWS

Learn from one of the leading broadcast service providers on why they embraced the cloud to better address customers, and their experience of this journey.

  • Alex Pannell, Managing Director, Satellite & Media, Arqiva

12:00PM – 12:20PM: Architecting Cloud Video Workflows for Live Events

M2A Media was born from experiences of delivering BBC iPlayer and being an early pioneer in Cloud. Hear how M2A Media is helping media organisations transform workflows, and deliver live events at scale from the Cloud.

  • Marina Kalkanis, Chief Executive Officer, M2A Media

12:20PM – 12:35PM: Enabling the Media Community

Hear how Amazon Web Services is enabling the best community for technology and consulting partners, creating the greatest choice for Media organisations and enabling workflow cloud migration.

  • Niall Duffy, M&E Partner Segment Lead EMEA, Amazon Web Services

12:35PM – 13:30PM: Lunch & Demos

13:30PM – 14:10PM: Session to be published soon

14:10PM – 14:30PM: Making OTT Services Better than Broadcast

In this session we will highlight how OTT services can be enhanced to deliver a better experience than traditional video delivery.

  • Amazon Web Services

14:30PM – 15:10PM: Applying Machine Learning to Build Smarter Video Workflows and Transform the Viewing Experience

In this session learn how you can harness the capabilities of Machine Learning to build smarter video workflows, create additional content value, and transform the viewing experience. This session will incorporate live demonstrations of video use cases.

  • Amazon Web Services

15:10PM – 15:35PM: Session to be published soon

15:35PM – 16:00PM: Closing and Audience Q&A

Bring your questions for expert speakers and ensure you leave with the deepest insights into your next steps

16:00PM: Event Closes