Securing Next-Gen Streaming Video
Date / Time: Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 12:00 a.m. New York / 5:00 p.m London

This streaming video digital seminar will include industry experts from across the video spectrum who will tackle critical security issues and more including:

  • How can OTT providers safeguard their precious video streams?
  • What new technologies are vendors developing and deploying to keep prying eyes away from streaming content?
  • How can content and service providers tackle the sensitive issue of password-sharing?


12:00 pm: Opening Remarks: Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading
12:05 pm: Keynote: Jason Thibeault, Executive Director, Streaming Video Alliance
12:10 pm: Keynote: Merrick Kingston, Associate Director, Research & Analysis, Digital Media & Video Technology, Omdia
12:25 pm: Platinum Sponsor Keynote: Peter Cossack, VP, Cybersecurity Services, Irdeto
12:35 pm: Fireside Chat: Steven Hawley, Founder & Managing Director, Piracy Monitor
12:50 pm: Group Panel Discussion:
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading
Peter Cossack, VP, Cybersecurity Services, Irdeto
Steve Epstein, Head of Innovation and Distinguished Engineer, Synamedia
Filip Paun, Security Architect, Netflix
Marc Zorn, Independent Information Security Consultant, Ezorn
Shane Cannon, President, Vidgo

Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading | bio Jason Thibeault, Executive Director of the Streaming Video Alliance | bio

Alan Breznick has tracked the media, telecommunications, broadband, and consumer electronics industries for more than 20 years. Before switching over to Heavy Reading in 2007, he was the original editor of Light Reading Cable Website and founding author of Heavy Reading's Cable Industry Insider. At Heavy Reading, he primarily focuses on cable/MSO services, technologies, and networks, as well as IPTV infrastructure. Alan was formerly a broadband analyst for Kinetic Strategies and a contributing analyst for One Touch Intelligence. He previously reported for Communications Daily, Cable World, Multichannel News, Broadband Daily, Crain's New York Business, and Genuine Article Press, among other publications.

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Jason Thibeault is the Executive Director of the Streaming Video Alliance, a global association of companies collaborating to solve critical challenges in delivering a better streaming video experience and increasing adoption. Prior to this role, Jason spent eight years at Limelight Networks, a leading CDN, where he held several roles including product manager and marketing strategist. Jason is an inventor on multiple technical patents in the streaming industry and a proven entrepreneur. He is also a contributing editor to Streaming Media Magazine.

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Paolo is a widely recognised thought leader having spent more than 20 years in telecoms, media and technology (TMT) research. Starting as a research analyst at Ovum in 1999, Paolo went on to join IDC as research manager in 2001. In 2007 he joined CCS Insight where he worked as Vice President, Multiplay and Media until June 2018. He then founded PP Foresight and specialises in connectivity, content and changing consumer behavioural patterns across cable, telecom and online video operators. Paolo is a frequent speaker at industry events as well as providing commentary on radio and TV broadcasts. He is regularly cited in numerous key financial and trade publications.

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David is an experienced professional in the telecommunications industry with extensive knowledge gained from across all infrastructure technologies inducing: SDH, Wireless Access, Fixed Access, IP/MPLS, Carrier Ethernet, Optical Technologies and Network Management. He has held roles ranging from Systems Engineering, Product Strategy and Product Management through to Solutions Marketing, Customer Marketing and Product Marketing. David brings this proven combination of marketing, technology and product strategy expertise to his current role.

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