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Wednesday, May 16 • 9:30am - 10:00am
Keynote: How to Gracefully Migrate to IP Distribution While Keeping Your CFO Happy

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As consumers increasingly find new ways to view television content, cable and telecommunications operators are faced with the challenge of transitioning legacy video delivery networks to IP distribution systems capable of serving video to multiple devices inside and outside of the home. In this keynote, Brent Smith, president and chief technology officer at Evolution Digital, delves into the challenges facing cable operators with legacy video delivery systems and outlines a strategy for the graceful migration to IP distribution that would make any chief financial officer happy. Issues Smith will cover include why it is imperative for operators to migrate to IP video distribution, as well as how providers can launch a phased approach and minimize CAPEX investments by deploying IP hybrid set-top boxes, converting Pay-Per-View and Video on Demand services to IP distribution. Smith will emphasize the financial benefits of working with a managed service provider. Smith will also describe the importance and challenges of streaming IP content to multi-screen connected devices and launching other app-based software solutions to reach the on-the-go and non-traditional viewing households.


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Brent Smith

President & Chief Technology Officer, Evolution Digital
Technologist and visionary, Brent Smith provides innovative technology solutions to cable operators throughout the world. Smith drives the roadmap and future product strategies for Evolution Digital; he is responsible for understanding the goals in the market and developing products... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 9:30am - 10:00am PDT
Grand Mesa ABC (2nd Floor), Hyatt Regency Denver Tech