Spoiler Alert! Technology is Transforming TV. Today's water cooler conversations about TV shows now include a new element - how did you watch the show? Stream it to your smartphone, tablet or game console? Watch it on your smart TV via an app or a cool new streaming device? Technology and TV are clearly a match made for each other. Hear from some of tech's biggest names about the new services and experiences they are now unleashing. Plus! In its debut on the Imagine Park stage, BitTorrent - yes, BitTorrent! -- will reveal its new "virtual MVPD" platform, powered by its peer-to-peer streaming protocol and including a lineup of announced-on-the-spot programming partners. Then, see the launch by Portuguese operator NOS of its next-gen TV product, which includes 4K video and a breakthrough user experience (UX) designed by Espial and powered by the RDK.
Stephen Goldstein, Samsung
Andrew Ferrone, Roku
Erik Schwartz, BitTorrent
"Introducing Air - Large Scale, Low Latency Live Video That Does Not Require a CDN"
Jaison Dolvane, Espial
Hugo Janes, NOS
"A Live View of Cable's Next-Gen Video Service"
Tom Larsen, SVP, Government & Public Relations, Mediacom
As CEO and co-founder, Jaison Dolvane has led Espial from a start-up to the global business it represents today, including facilitating a successful Initial Public Offering in 2007. A recognized expert in user interface development, Jaison has worked with network operators and leading consumer electronics companies to help create breakthrough subscriber viewing experiences that increase revenue and maintain competitive advantage.
Hugo Janes is the Head of International Business Development at NOS. Over the last decade, he has led some of the most relevant projects and products at NOS including the multi-award winning IRIS Solution which significantly changed the way their customers watched TV.
Thomas J. Larsen currently serves as Mediacom Communications Corporation’s Group Vice President of Legal and Public Affairs. Mr. Larsen joined Mediacom in August 2006 and oversees all government affairs and media relations functions for the nation’s 8th largest cable company. Prior to joining Mediacom, he worked as Vice President of Law & Public Policy for Adelphia Communications Corporation’s Western Region.
Erik heads up BitTorrent's live P2P video streaming initiative. Previously he founded Synchronize.TV and Foneshow. Back in the 1990s Erik was the first head of Entertainment products at Yahoo!. He started his career as one of the first 10 employees at ICTV doing some of the earliest work in what was then called "interactive TV".