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Presentations from the Media & Entertainment London Symposium on December 4

Whether you missed our event on Dec 4 2018 at BAFTA in London, or you were able to attend and would like to have a copy of the presentations, we are delighted to provide an overview of the sessions and assets to review.

The overall objective of the event was to gather customers and partners together to share experiences of migrating video workflows to AWS, and provide updates on latest solutions, services and products. Should you have any questions about this event, or any future events in EMEA, do not hesitate to contact:

George Kilpatrick: EMEA Business Development Lead for Media & Entertainment
Heidi Halliday: Field Marketing for AWS Elemental

Opening address: The M&E industry, drivers for change and the agenda for the day

Simon Frost, Head of Marketing & Business Development, EMEA, AWS Elemental

Announcing AWS Elemental MediaConnect: The latest AWS Media Service

Aslam Khader, Chief Product Officer, AWS Elemental

Aslam provided an introduction to the brand new, and latest AWS Media Service announced at Re:Invent 2018, the week before. This service brings significant value to organisations looking to securely contribute and distribute live video flows into, and out-from the AWS Cloud.

Virtualised Video Services Built on AWS

Alex Pannell, Managing Director, Arqiva Satellite & Media

Arqiva are one of the leading broadcast service providers in the UK. In this session they presented on why they embraced the cloud to better address customers, and their experience of this journey.

Architecting Cloud Video Workflows for Live Events

Marina Kalkanis, CEO, M2A Media

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

Enabling the Media Community

Simon Frost, Head of Marketing & Business Development, EMEA, AWS Elemental (for Niall Duffy, EMEA Partner Lead, AWS)

This presentation highlighted how Amazon Web Services is building the broadest, and deepest community for technology and consulting partners, creating the greatest choice for Media organisations and enabling workflow cloud migration.

Making OTT Services Better than Broadcast

Lee Atkinson, Principal Solutions Architect, AWS

This session provided a thought-provoking look at how OTT services can be enhanced to deliver a better experience than traditional video delivery.

Applying Machine Learning to Build Smarter Video Workflows

Christopher Kuthan, Worldwide Business Development Lead, Media – Solutions, AWS

This session provided a deep-dive into 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 incorporated live demonstrations of video use cases.

Optimising live video production to meet the needs of digital first audiences

Gareth Capon, CEO, Grabyo
Matija Tonejc, VP of Account Management, Make.TV

This session addressed the unique needs of live production that engage audiences across multiple devices, and the role of Cloud in enabling both traditional, and new sports broadcasters to manage their digital-first workflows during live events