About the AWS Insights Online Conference

This free, half-day, virtual event is designed for busy media and entertainment (M&E) professionals. Drop in online as your schedule allows, and choose from three educational sessions:

Content creation
Media supply chain
Content distribution



More reasons to register:


Real customer stories in each session: Learn how other M&E businesses use AWS Cloud to stay competitive, cost-efficient, and innovative.


Jeff Barr keynote: "Building a Culture of Innovation for Media" by the VP and Chief Evangelist of AWS, author of the AWS Blog, and host of The AWS Report.


Apply new knowledge: See ways AWS Cloud helps you streamline media workflows and inspire studio creativity and innovation.


Please join us May 30, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. PT - 11:00 a.m. PT.

Agenda Preview

Duration
Session Titles
50 min
Opening Keynote
Jeff Barr: Building a Culture of Innovation for Media
 
45 mins
45 mins
45 mins
30 mins

Content Creation Track

Build Your Studio in the Cloud & Scale Your Creativity

Virtual Workstations & Rendering on AWS

How to Secure & Protect Your Content in the Cloud

Customer Spotlight: FuseFX

Media Supply Chain Track

How to Build & Benefit from a Serverless Architecture

Marrying Content with Data: Use Cases Enabled by the Cloud

Make Your Media Archives Earn Their Keep

Customer Spotlight: Deluxe

Content Distribution Track

Why OTT Video, Your Audiences & the Cloud Belong Together

The Spectrum of Quality & How to Deliver it to Your Audiences

Universal Appeal: How to Reach Global Audiences

Video Transcoding with High Quality, Low Cost & Speed

 

Complete agenda will be available on May 3, 2019.

Event Agenda

Session abstracts will be available on May 1, 2019
Duration
Session Titles
50 mins
Duration: 50 mins
Opening Keynote
Jeff Barr: Building a Culture of Innovation for MediaAs media companies evolve, the products, services, solutions – and the skill sets of the engineers using them – must evolve too. Meanwhile, impatient viewers anticipate that media innovations will keep up with their demands. So what's holding M&E companies back from innovating at the pace of their audiences' expectations? In this session designed for media business leaders, AWS presents common blockers to innovation and demonstrates how some AWS media trailblazers have used the cloud not just as infrastructure, but as a launch pad for creating a culture of innovation.

Presenter:
Jeff Barr, VP & Chief Evangelist, AWS
Michael Callahan, Head of Media Solutions Marketing, AWS
Duration: 45 mins

Content Creation Track

45 mins

Build Your Studio in the Cloud & Scale Your Creativity

45 mins

Virtual Workstations & Rendering on AWS

45 mins

How to Secure & Protect Your Content in the Cloud

Duration: 45 mins

Media Supply Chain Track

How to Build & Benefit from a Serverless Architecture

Marrying Content with Data: Use Cases Enabled by the Cloud

Make Your Media Archives Earn Their Keep

Duration: 45 mins

Content Distribution Track

Why OTT Video, Your Audiences & the Cloud Belong Together

The Spectrum of Quality & How to Deliver it to Your Audiences

Universal Appeal: How to Reach Global Audiences

Duration: 45 mins

Track 4

Customer Spotlight: FuseFX

FuseFX is an Emmy Award-winning creative studio based in Los Angeles specializing in high-end VFX for episodic television and feature films. Join Thomas Phariss, Sr. Business Development Manager AWS Thinkbox, to find out how FuseFX has partnered with AWS to help scale their compute and creative talent to be able to take on more work and more complex shots, with a focus on their recent work on Fox's The Orville.

Presenter: Thomas Phariss, Sr. Business Development, AWS Thinkbox

Customer Spotlight: Deluxe

With growing demand to quickly deliver content to audiences around the world, distributors are having to face the reality of what preparing content for global distribution at faster rates really means. That’s where the cloud, and platforms like Deluxe One, come in. This session discusses innovative solutions that connect and streamline the end-to-end media supply chain, including specific use cases, inclusive of how Deluxe is leveraging AI/ML, for efficiencies to source, utilize, and create localized content.

Presenters:
Christopher Reynolds, SVP of Localization Products and Services, Deluxe
Ian McPherson, M&E Partner Ecosystem Lead, AWS

Video Transcoding with High Quality, Low Cost & Speed

Whether your audiences watch video in home theaters, on living room TV sets, or on mobile devices, multiscreen viewing is proliferating. And as the range and resolution of display devices increases to 4K and beyond, and compression formats and features like HDR add complexity, video compression times get lengthier. Can you get high quality, low cost, and fast turnaround in a VOD transcoder? In this session, you learn you can using AWS Elemental MediaConvert and several of its new features including QVBR, RTS, and Accelerated Transcoding.

Duration: 45 mins

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Airs May 30, 2019 | Doors Open at 7:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. GMT
Event Duration: 4 Hours


Featured Speakers

  • Jeff BarrVP & Chief Evangelist, Amazon Web Services

    Jeff Barr
    VP & Chief Evangelist,
    Amazon Web Services

    As Chief Evangelist for the Amazon Web Services, Jeff gets to tell the AWS story to audiences all over the world. Jeff talks, blogs, record videos, and spreads the word via social media.

    His main work product is the AWS Blog which he has been writing since the fall of 2004. In this role, Jeff works with the product teams to create interesting, informative, and technically accurate blog posts to highlight the latest and greatest AWS offerings. Jeff has written over 2,500 posts (well over a million words) and currently averages one finished post per calendar day.

    In the spring of 2013, Jeff planned and executed an AWS Road Trip. Over the course of three weeks he drove 5,550 miles and spoke to cloud computing enthusiasts in 15 cities across the United States. He made extensive use of social media on this trip, including a daily blog (generated by Octopress and hosted on Amazon S3), time lapse videos, tweets, and more.

    Jeff is also the host of The AWS Report, a video show that gives me the opportunity to interview AWS customers, along with business and technical leaders from within the company.

  • Michael CallahanHead of Media Solutions Marketing, Amazon Web Services

    Michael Callahan
    Head of Media Solutions Marketing, Amazon Web Services

    Mike leads marketing efforts for AWS in media applications. He works closely with sales, product, and executive teams to drive solutions that help video providers advance their operations, optimize media infrastructures, and deliver innovative video services at global scale. Mike draws on more than 15 years of experience leading technical marketing and product management organizations to direct market strategy, sales enablement, and outbound communications for AWS Media Solutions.

  • Usman Shakeel WW Technology Leader for M&E, Amazon Web Services

    Usman Shakeel
    WW Technology Leader for M&E, Amazon Web Services

    Usman Shakeel is WW Technical Leader (Media and Entertainment) for Amazon Web Services. In his current role, Usman is responsible for building AWS's technical strategy for M&E Solutions for AWS. Usman also assists media customers globally by providing architectural guidance and design recommendations for leveraging cloud-based services, tools and techniques. Usman has been with AWS for 9 years and has been involved in several large scale projects involving lift and shift as well as new implementations of Media workflows on AWS for some of the major Hollywood Studios. Usman has a Master’s degree in Computational Geometry and more than 20 years of IT experience working with various organizations in Software development, Research and Development around computer visualization as well as software and cloud architecture.

  • Will McDonald Principal Product Manager, AWS Thinkbox

    Will McDonald
    Principal Product Manager, AWS Thinkbox

    Will leads the product team for AWS Thinkbox in M&E. He previously was Head of Business Development for AWS Thinkbox. Prior to joining AWS, Will was VP of Product for Conductor Technologies, an all-cloud rendering service spun out of VFX studio Atomic Fiction (recently acquired by Deluxe). Will previously ran the M&E Consulting practice at Autodesk, and has worked in VFX/animation and games production at companies such as Industrial Light & Magic, Pixar Animation, and Electronic Arts in a variety of both creative and engineering leadership roles. Will holds a BFA in Visual Effects from the Savannah College of Art + Design and a MS degree in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Track Details or Leveling Details? 

  • Foundational

    100 Level

    This content introduces the audience to AWS services or features, with an assumption of zero or minimal AWS knowledge. Authors explain basic use cases, functionality, and benefits, and offer resources to get started.

  • Intermediate

    200 Level

    This content focuses on providing an overview of AWS services or features, with the assumption that the audience has a working knowledge of the topic. Authors highlight common use cases, using multiple services or features, functionality, and benefits.

  • Advanced

    300 Level

    This content dives deeper into the selected topic. Authors assume that the audience has familiarity with the topic but may not have direct experience implementing a similar solution. Code may be shared, but this is not the primary focus of the content.

  • Expert

    400 Level

    This content is for an audience that is deeply familiar with the topic, has implemented similar solutions already, and is comfortable with how the technology works across multiple services, architectures, and implementations. Authors dive into code, cover advanced tricks, and explore future developments in the technology.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    • Q: Where is AWS Insights hosted?
      A: AWS Insights is an online conference that will occur on May 30, 2019. The doors will open at 7:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. GMT. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation to access the platform using the log-in link provided.
    • Q: Who should attend AWS Insights?
      A: Registration is open to all media, entertainment, and video technology professionals.
    • Q: What is the price of attending AWS Insights?
      A: AWS Insights is a free to attend online conference.
    • Q: Can I get a confirmation of my AWS Insights registration?
      A: Upon completing the online registration process, you will receive a confirmation email.
    • Q: How can I contact the online conference organizers?
      A: If you have questions that have not been answered in the FAQs above, please contact us at aws-media-webcasts@amazon.com
    • Q: What if I can’t make it to the live sessions?
      A: Following the live conference, sessions will be made available on-demand to registered attendees. Be sure to register in advance so you can access them!