The State of Open Caching: Specifications, Coding, and Implementation

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 10:00am (PST)

Open caching is gaining traction. In 2020, Cisco and Qwilt announced a partnership to bring Open Caching to British Telecom’s network edge for improved streaming experience; and Disney+ began testing production traffic on Open Caching nodes in Verizon’s network. In this webinar, we will talk about the current state of Open Caching. From published specs to upcoming documents to LABS projects and open source code, attendees will get a clear idea of what it takes to implement Open Caching nodes and what the future holds.

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Topics Covered

  1. What are the goals and objectives of Open Caching? Why now?
  2. What is the state of the documentation? Can someone grab what’s there and build everything they need or would they have to do some heavy lifting to implement a solution?
  3. Where are we today with Open Caching implementation? Have many operators embraced it?
  4. Are there plans to extend Open Caching to existing infrastructure, such as NGINX or consumer NAS? What is the strategy for folding in established storage or delivery technologies within the Open Caching Network?
  5. LABS was created to codify Open Caching specifications. What’s the status on building reference code and making it available?
  6. Once code is made public, how will the Alliance handle forking and public (non-member) contributions? Have you identified a process for assessing and incorporating modifications?
  7. What are some of the upcoming initiatives and projects? Will we see another PoC?
  8. Are there any plans to update current specifications to address new approaches and/or technologies?
  9. For the operators who have implemented Open Caching, what is the data showing?

Panelists

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David Tencer (Product Owner at Ateme)

David Tencer is Product Owner at ATEME, where he makes sure the ATEME CDN solution can meet
both today’s and tomorrow’s requirements. He is also involved in the Open Caching Work Group of
the Streaming Video Alliance and teaches sound engineering at the Télécom Ecole de Management.
Prior to joining ATEME, David held a range of technical positions in other media tech companies
including Anevia and Sony. David studied sound and video engineering at Michigan State University
and holds a Master of Engineering from France’s Télécom SudParis.

Eric Klein (Director, Content Distribution at Disney Streaming Service)

Eric Klein is Director of Infrastructure Delivery at Disney Streaming Services focusing on video content delivery and optimization. Eric is also an avid member of the Streaming Video Alliance, acting as Co-Chair of the Open Caching Working Group. Eric graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a bachelor degree in Film Studies.

Following university, Eric focused on early streaming video initiatives with Synaptic Digital, a public relations and marketing company working with brands such as Adidas and General Motors on their video delivery initiative. Eric has taken roles in product management, product marketing and project management, focusing on video platform development, live event streaming, social media integration and online video market analysis. He previously worked at Limelight Networks as a Solutions Engineer.

He is an avid early technology adopter, with a passionate focus in home entertainment and a specialized interest in video quality and delivery.

Guillaume Bichot (Principal Engineer, Head of Exploration at Broadpeak)

Guillaume Bichot joined Broadpeak in August 2018 to strengthen its R&D department as the head of the Exploration team, with a focus on addressing and developing innovation. Prior to working at Broadpeak, Guillaume was a principal scientist at Technicolor and Thomson, where he led international teams/activities related to image and networking. His areas of expertise include video streaming, IOT, wireless, broadband access, network virtualization. Guillaume has contributed to many collaborative projects and standardization bodies. He has authored numerous papers at industry conferences. He is the co-chair of the DVB MCAST group that recently issued the multicast adaptive bit rate (mABR) specification.

Sanjay Mishra (Associate Fellow at Verizon)

Accomplished Telecommunications professional with extensive experience in launching new and strategic products and services. Laser sharp Focus on technology innovation in areas of web-based media and cloud-based platforms. Skilled at service and product definition, system and network architecture, market and technology assessment and business process engineering,

Holder of US Patent for innovative design of enabling a mechanism for online ordering content such as video-on-demand. The mechanism allows ordering via a set-top-box on a TV or Internet-based online ordering. Content can be rendered on a TV or any device connected to the Internet. The mechanism also simultaneously initiates provisioning and billing of the asset on the underlying Network and Operations & Billing Support Systems (OSS/BSS) granting either perpetual ownership license and/or setting time-limit for rentals based on type of purchase. [US Patent: 9446261]

Yoav Gressel (VP of R&D at Qwilt)

Yoav drives the product research, design, development and quality assurance activities at Qwilt bringing over a decade of technology development and management expertise in software and computer networking.

David Tencer (Product Owner at Ateme)

David Tencer is Product Owner at ATEME, where he makes sure the ATEME CDN solution can meet
both today’s and tomorrow’s requirements. He is also involved in the Open Caching Work Group of
the Streaming Video Alliance and teaches sound engineering at the Télécom Ecole de Management.
Prior to joining ATEME, David held a range of technical positions in other media tech companies
including Anevia and Sony. David studied sound and video engineering at Michigan State University
and holds a Master of Engineering from France’s Télécom SudParis.

Eric Klein (Director, Content Distribution at Disney Streaming Service)

Eric Klein is Director of Infrastructure Delivery at Disney Streaming Services focusing on video content delivery and optimization. Eric is also an avid member of the Streaming Video Alliance, acting as Co-Chair of the Open Caching Working Group. Eric graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a bachelor degree in Film Studies.

Following university, Eric focused on early streaming video initiatives with Synaptic Digital, a public relations and marketing company working with brands such as Adidas and General Motors on their video delivery initiative. Eric has taken roles in product management, product marketing and project management, focusing on video platform development, live event streaming, social media integration and online video market analysis. He previously worked at Limelight Networks as a Solutions Engineer.

He is an avid early technology adopter, with a passionate focus in home entertainment and a specialized interest in video quality and delivery.

Guillaume Bichot (Principal Engineer, Head of Exploration at Broadpeak)

Guillaume Bichot joined Broadpeak in August 2018 to strengthen its R&D department as the head of the Exploration team, with a focus on addressing and developing innovation. Prior to working at Broadpeak, Guillaume was a principal scientist at Technicolor and Thomson, where he led international teams/activities related to image and networking. His areas of expertise include video streaming, IOT, wireless, broadband access, network virtualization. Guillaume has contributed to many collaborative projects and standardization bodies. He has authored numerous papers at industry conferences. He is the co-chair of the DVB MCAST group that recently issued the multicast adaptive bit rate (mABR) specification.

Sanjay Mishra (Associate Fellow at Verizon)

Accomplished Telecommunications professional with extensive experience in launching new and strategic products and services. Laser sharp Focus on technology innovation in areas of web-based media and cloud-based platforms. Skilled at service and product definition, system and network architecture, market and technology assessment and business process engineering,

Holder of US Patent for innovative design of enabling a mechanism for online ordering content such as video-on-demand. The mechanism allows ordering via a set-top-box on a TV or Internet-based online ordering. Content can be rendered on a TV or any device connected to the Internet. The mechanism also simultaneously initiates provisioning and billing of the asset on the underlying Network and Operations & Billing Support Systems (OSS/BSS) granting either perpetual ownership license and/or setting time-limit for rentals based on type of purchase. [US Patent: 9446261]

Yoav Gressel (VP of R&D at Qwilt)

Yoav drives the product research, design, development and quality assurance activities at Qwilt bringing over a decade of technology development and management expertise in software and computer networking.

Moderated by Jason Thibeault

Executive Director

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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