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March 15th, 2017

The Guides of March: Changing Consumption Patterns in Video
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The Guides of March: Changing Consumption Patterns in Video

March 15th, 2017

Cisco’s seasoned industry video professionals will discuss the trends affecting the video market today: strategies that work to improve reach and margins and yet reduce subscriber acquisition and churn. We’ll look at how the exponential growth in mobile devices and high-bandwidth networks will bring new opportunities to content and service providers and how mobile operators can take advantage of this new market landscape

In this session you will learn about:

  • What’s new in Cisco’s dynamic and agile Video business unit
  • The primary trends at Mobile World Congress
  • Benefits and challenges for customer-owned and managed (COAM) platforms
  • New SaaS partnerships and how to use them to accelerate subscriber growth

January 31, 2017

Infinite Video Platform: Post-CES Review
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Infinite Video Platform: Post-CES Review

January 31, 2017

Speakers: Ben Bekele, Sr. Manager, SP Business Architecture Marketing, Cisco Systems
Carl Moberg, Technology Director.

In this seminar we will learn how the Cisco Infinite Video Platform is reinventing TV and providing service providers and broadcasters the platform to:

 

  • Accelerate their growth with:
    • Video quality everywhere
    • Personalized premium content
    • Ability to win new business segments
  • Increase speed to market by:
    • Providing new features across their installed base
    • Confidently innovating with analytics
  • Improve their efficiency:
    • Reduce the cost to reach all devices
    • Simplify operations across legacy and new devices
    • AFlexibly scale infrastructure

The Cisco Infinite Video Platform will do all these things by providing a cloud video services platform that is centered around:

  • Content first: Keep the advantages of premium content.
  • IP first: Deliver broadcast quality over IP.
  • Device first: Rapidly launch across devices.

Nov 09, 2016

Improving the Operating Model for Video Services
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Improving the Operating Model for Video Services

Nov 09, 2016

Speakers:  
Yoav Schreiber, Marketing Manager, Service Provider Video Marketing
Aunindo Ghosh, Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Infinite Video Platform

It is no surprise that today’s video services operate with low and declining profit margins. As video services have evolved from broadcast and on demand to multiscreen and OTT, investments in video headend infrastructure and operations have become increasingly fragmented and duplicated in order to accommodate the multiple networks, devices, and experiences required to fulfill consumer video appetites. This current model is not sustainable.

The last few years have seen several industry approaches to address this problem, ranging from virtualized infrastructure and video headend software, cloud-based user interfaces, and online video platforms. But none are comprehensively solving the problem. Declining operating margins persist.

What if there is a better way?

This webinar will introduce the Cisco Infinite Video Platform, a cloud services platform for operators and broadcasters to process, secure, distribute, and monetize premium video on any consumer device. You will learn how a microservices-based architecture, using Cisco’s world-class software-as-a-service operations built for high-performance, premium video SLAs, can transparently deliver:

  • Rich consumer experiences across devices with intuitive content discovery and personalization
  • Simplified operator experience with SaaS deployment models, analytics, and monitoring 
  • The highest level of protection across video content and cybersecurity

Join us to learn how our Infinite Video Platform deployment experience across cable, telco, broadcast, and OTT, with more than 60 customers, targeting more than 40 consumer devices, and supporting more than 20 partners, can benefit your business.

Oct 19, 2016

Gaining Video Quality and Video Processing Flexibility with Cisco Virtual DCM
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Gaining Video Quality and Video Processing Flexibility with Cisco Virtual DCM

Oct 19, 2016

Speakers: Elke Hungenaert, Manager Product Market, Cisco Service Provider Video Data Plane
Host: Yoav Schreiber, Product Marketing Manager, Cisco Service Provider Video

The Cisco Virtual DCM helps video providers transition their headend infrastructure from hardware-based to software-based, from fixed to cloud, and from device-specific to virtualized -- all with a vigilant focus on video quality, increased agility and operational simplification. Derived from the modular software architecture of the Cisco DCM, the Virtual DCM offers the well-known feature richness, picture quality, stability, and reliability of the widely deployed DCM platform, and represents a new generation of virtualized and software-based video, audio, and metadata processing for live multi-format video delivery. 

In this webinar you will learn how the Virtual DCM can enable you to:

 

  • Meet service requirements for premium picture quality, bandwidth efficiency, and multiscreen transcoding
  • Deliver the highest picture quality for any codec to any screen and any network with the Virtual DCM video processing application and Virtual DCM OTT application
  • Optimizes cost with flexible deployment, service portability and simplified management across hybrid infrastructure environments (cloud, virtual, containers and bare metal)

 

 

Sep 21, 2016

Worried About Digital Darwinism? Together, Grass Valley and Cisco Deliver Digital Transformation
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Worried About Digital Darwinism? Together, Grass Valley and Cisco Deliver Digital Transformation

Sep 21, 2016

Speakers:
Jeff Olson, Service Creation Lead, Global Service Provider, Cisco Systems
Maywun Wong, Manager, Service Provider Solutions Marketing

As the industry advances at a rapid pace toward IP solutions, choosing a path that might lead to obsolescence is a real risk. So is waiting to see if the path is safe only to discover you have been left in the dust. This is digital Darwinism. It occurs when the technology is advancing and evolving more quickly than facilities and organizations can adapt. The reflex is to invest in technology and build on the current known foundation. That’s our comfort zone. However, the way to avoid being a casualty of digital Darwinism is to embrace digital transformation: the transformation and overhaul of current processes to remain relevant in this IP evolution.

Working together, Grass Valley and Cisco bring the tools and the knowledge to enable transformation and guide the industry along the path to newfound relevance and success. The two companies empower our customers to adapt and thrive in a time of disruption.

You’ll hear how the unique partnership between Grass Valley and Cisco enables our customers to deal with digital Darwinism. You’ll learn how the relationship and trust between the two companies and the ongoing collaboration provide very compelling solutions. Some of the topics we will cover include IP switching and live productions, the broadcast data center, OTT, and security. We will describe a few examples of how we have worked together on winning solutions to keep our customers empowered and relevant.

Top five things you will learn from this session:

 

  • What is digital Darwinism?
  • What are the benefits of Grass Valley and Cisco working together?
  • What makes Grass Valley a unique partner?
  • What is the broadcast data center?
  • Where do we go from here?

 

May 18, 2016

Monetizing Multiscreen Video Services: Securing the Endpoint
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Monetizing Multiscreen Video Services: Securing the Endpoint

May 18, 2016

Speaker:  Avi Ben Simon, Product Management Director, Video Security Software Solutions
Host: Michal Brenner, Product Marketing Manager

Security has been a fundamental enabling technology for pay TV since its inception. And security technology had to be developed to suit the unique needs of the TV industry: making sure that outbound broadcast content is accessible only by authorized paying consumers at the endpoint. For years, service provider–managed set-top boxes with robust hardware-based conditional access security were the answer.

The introduction of multiscreen video, with content delivered to consumer-owned devices over the top (OTT) or over the home network, has changed the picture for video content and service protection. These devices are completely different from the traditional set-top: they are diverse, mobile, multipurpose, open, and connected. While consumer devices bring the promise of new anytime, anywhere video experiences, they also introduce new security challenges. 

In this webinar we will discuss how Cisco helps content and service providers to monetize multiscreen TV services with robust security solutions across device platforms. We will cover:

 

  • Examples of hacks on consumer-owned devices that can hurt your video business
  • Technologies and methods to address these threats
  • How Cisco VideoGuard Everywhere video service protection solutions and Operational Security services give you the security you need to succeed in the evolving multiscreen video environment

 

May 10, 2016

Cisco cBR-8: The Market-Leading Cable Access Platform for Multigigabit Broadband Services
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Cisco cBR-8: The Market-Leading Cable Access Platform for Multigigabit Broadband Services

May 10, 2016

Speaker: 
Venkatram Krishnamoorthi, cBR-8 Product Manager
Corey Chapman, Technical Marketing Manager for Cable Access

Host: 
Dan Crawford, Marketing Manager

The Cisco cBR-8 is the market-leading converged cable access platform (CCAP) that leapfrogs our competition in many ways. Please join us to hear the Cisco cBR-8 subject matter experts highlight the factors behind the rapid adoption of the cBR-8 to date and explain how the cBR-8 enables cable operators to offer multigigabit broadband services with new technologies and architectures.

In this CKN session, you will learn:

  • The latest facts about the cBR-8, including support for DOCSIS 3.1 and video convergence
  • Strategies for offering multigigabit services with high-scale DOCSIS 3.1 on the cBR-8
  • Cisco’s new approaches for simplifying cBR-8 operations, including new SDN applications
  • The benefits of the cBR-8’s true CCAP capabilities in multiple deployment scenarios
  • Recent innovations in software and hardware resiliency for maximizing service availability
  • Why and how to gracefully transition to the remote PHY architecture with the cBR-8 as the CCAP core

Apr 27, 2016

Connected Analytics for Home
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Connected Analytics for Home

Apr 27, 2016

Speakers:
Steve Gorretta, Connected Home Product Manager
JT Taylor, Senior Manager Product Marketing

Cisco Connected Analytics for Home provides you intimate insight into the home network of your subscribers so you can improve support and your satisfaction and lifetime value metrics. Using patented data collection and streaming techniques, Connected Analytics for Home gives operators unique visibility to detect and analyze common Wi-Fi and bandwidth-related issues as well as security vulnerabilities. It also grants you greater insight into interesting market trends across your subscriber base.

Differentiate Your Subscriber Support by Addressing and Solving Issues More Quickly
A customer support portal dashboard provides consolidated views indicating trends across your entire network. Your support agent or field technician can drill down to a particular home network to view all the devices in that network. By viewing a live feed of recent activities and changes, the agent can assess the health of your subscriber’s home network, then analyze and resolve any problems in real time before they affect your subscriber.

Improve Profitability by Reducing OpEx
Reduced service calls mean you can immediately reduce the operating expenses (OpEx) associated with customer care. Because you are resolving in real time, you’ll be keeping your customer satisfied.

Grow Your Business by Discovering New Revenue-Generating Opportunities
Connected Analytics for Home includes a standards-based RESTful API enabling you to customize your own dashboards. It also means you can create additional queries to derive new subscriber usage data. By identifying primary device and usage trends, your business can also target new applications at specific market segments and exploit new revenue opportunities.

From attending this session, attendees will have a greater understanding of how Connected Analytics for Home can be used to decrease churn, increase lifetime value and profitability, and uncover new revenue opportunities

Mar 16, 2016

Cisco Media Blueprint
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Cisco Media Blueprint

Mar 16, 2016

Speaker: David Rice, Business Development Manager
Host: Roger Sherwood, Business Development Manager

The Cisco Media Blueprint automates the process of moving massive amounts of media content to the right people, at the right time, in precisely the right format. This digital media logistics platform is an IP-based, virtualized combination of solutions and network infrastructure that removes the barriers between content production, storage, and distribution. The result is a broadcast production and distribution environment in which innovation is as easy as adding off-the-shelf Cisco networking equipment or deploying a new application within a virtual machine. Available today, these applications increase efficiency and enable new ways to generate revenue in a rapidly evolving media landscape.

In this session, you will learn how the Cisco Media Blueprint:

 

  • Enables the rapid deployment of flexible new production, storage, and distribution capabilities. The Cisco Media Blueprint creates a simplified upgrade path for older analog and SDI-based systems using IP-based, virtualized architectures that enable the shift from proprietary appliances to open IP networking, open standards, and network orchestration.
  • Increases revenue by quickly developing and implementing new business models. The Cisco Media Blueprint enables broadcasters to move content quickly to new applications or distribution channels, such as OTT, VOD, SVOD, whether ad supported, subscription based, or on demand. Broadcast production and distribution can take place anywhere, be stored anywhere, and be consumed anywhere. New initiatives and prototypes can be tested and evaluated without major investment in new hardware.
  • Helps content providers and broadcasters adjust dynamically and automatically to changing market demands. The Cisco Media Blueprint saves time and money by using globally available, off-the-shelf Cisco equipment for scalability and flexibility. This application-aware network infrastructure, built specifically for the broadcast industry, orchestrates the critical interface between applications, storage, distribution channels, and consumers.

 

Feb 17, 2016

Cisco Cloud DVR: Transforming DVR Service to the Cloud
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Cisco Cloud DVR: Transforming DVR Service to the Cloud

Feb 17, 2016

Speakers:
Doug Caswell, Cloud DVR Product Manager
JT Taylor, Senior Manager Product Marketing
James Unitt, Cloud DVR Market Manager

Host: Yaron Agami, Senior Product Marketing Manager

Cisco Cloud DVR for Infinite transforms your traditional CPE-based DVR service from an in-home architecture to the cloud and unlocks a world of new subscriber experiences and business models. Our Cloud DVR solution can be integrated into our core Infinite solutions. Cisco Infinite solutions are a set of preconfigured cloud video entertainment solutions that help service provides deliver live, linear, on-demand, and over-the-top (OTT) TV services to multiple screens utilizing one cloud, on any access network, within and beyond the home. Or we can deploy our Cloud DVR solution as an individual service within your existing offering.

In this session we will highlight how Cisco is using the One Cloud architecture to deliver the most advanced cloud DVR offering on the market. Attendees will see how Cisco is enabling service providers to:

 

  • Improve customer loyalty: Loyal customers engage more with your service in terms of time and revenue 
  • Deliver benefits more quickly: Improve customer insight with analytical capability that helps you improve your cloud DVR service in near real time
  • Control costs: Scalable cloud infrastructure and aaS deployment allows you to get to market quickly while reducing your CapEx investments and operational costs

 

We will also provide information about primary benefits of our solution:

 

  • Enhanced agility: Meet dynamic requirements with elastic scaling from an OpenStack-based video data plane 
  • Optimize storage: Next-generation video storage architecture
  • Greater integration: Single solution to work with core Infinite video solutions

 

Finally, we will discuss the various engagement models for taking our Cloud DVR solution to market, whether that is integrated with another core Infinite solution or as an individual service.

From attending this session, attendees will have a greater understanding of how our Cloud DVR solution can be used to deliver advanced, reliable DVR service and how to take advantage of the opportunity a cloud-delivered solution presents.

Jan 20, 2016

Infinite Solutions Update: Delivering on Cloud Transformation
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Infinite Solutions Update: Delivering on Cloud Transformation

Jan 20, 2016

Speaker: Adam Davies, Product Marketing Manager

Host: Yaron Agami, Senior Product Marketing Manager

In this session we will provide an update about the latest developments around infinite solutions for video services. Solution areas covered will include:

  • Infinite home
  • Infinite video
  • Infinite broadcast

We will provide an update about the continuing transformation of our solutions to the cloud, demonstrating how we are using the One Cloud architecture to deliver quality entertainment experiences across broadcast, wireless, and IP networks, building on our core capabilities. Attendees will see how Cisco is enabling consumers to take the content they love with them wherever they are and how we are working with our partners to extend the entertainment experience.

We will discuss how our analytics can deliver valuable customer insights, irrespective of connectivity and delivery method. We will present on our latest agile and CICD developments and how we are able to continuously improve, iterate, and implement our services to an increasingly wide range of platforms and consumer devices.

We will provide a preview of some of the new developments taking place, including a preview of the work we will be showing at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Dec 09, 2015

Video Security Everywhere: From Creation to Consumption
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Video Security Everywhere: From Creation to Consumption

Dec 09, 2015

Speakers:
Sam Rastogi, Product Marketing, Security
Michal Brenner, Product Marketing, Service Provider Video

The path of video content as it moves from creation to consumption is undergoing fundamental change. Gradually and surely, more pieces of the production and delivery chain are becoming open, IP-based, and cloud-based. 

These changes give video providers the opportunity to introduce new revenue-generating services and business models, innovate rapidly, and become more efficient. At the same time, breaking the boundaries of the traditionally isolated video environment means greater exposure to potential security breaches.

 In this session we will discuss:

 

  • Market developments steering the need for a new level of security for video content and services
  • A Cisco threat-centric security strategy and end-to-end video security approach, from creation to consumption
  • How Cisco’s video security portfolio, including our market-leading content protection and data center security, provides comprehensive protection across the video delivery chain 

 

Nov 18, 2015

Software-Centric Network Operations: Operationalizing NFV/SDN
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Software-Centric Network Operations: Operationalizing NFV/SDN

Nov 18, 2015

Speaker:
Kiran Inampudi, GSP Solutions – Automation Lead
Greg Page, GSP solutions- Operations Lead
Mark Ghattas, GSP solutions, DevOps Lead

Service provider (telco) networks are migrating from traditional hardware/appliance-centric deployments to cloud-based deployments, with software as the critical component of all network functionality(that is, software-defined networking [SDN] and network function virtualization [NFV]). For the past few years, most telcos have been doing some trials; most of these efforts have been focused on defining the architecture and technology with little emphasis on routine operations. 

As service providers begin to transform their networks to embrace virtualization in the form of SDN and NFV, their network operations teams need to adopt IT’s DevOps practices to maximize the potential benefits of the evolving software-defined infrastructure. This includes adopting new tools that enhance agility, implementation of agile operational and organizational models and procedures, and in some cases adopting a new culture.

In this presentation, we present some of the leading practices for software-centric network operations, based on some early stage implementations,  that can help service providers effectively manage their services and end-user experience with SDN/NFV deployments.

What Will You Learn?

 

  • Challenges and effects on operations 
  • Role of automation in operations 
  • DevOps principles and relevance for SDN/NFV
  • Leading software practices for ops functions: fulfillment, operations, support, and so on 

 

Oct 28, 2015

Cisco Security Architecture Update
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Cisco Security Architecture Update

Oct 28, 2015

 

Host: Ken Brannock, Strategic Account Manager    

Speaker:  Scott Harrell, Vice President  Product Management Security Business Group

Security is a top priority for Cisco.  In this session we will cover Cisco’s strategy and approach to the market and how we are tackling some of our customer’s key issues.  We specifically discuss key markets, such as network security, advanced malware protection, web and email security, and how a customer can accelerate time to detection and containment through the combination of a best-of-breed and an architecture-led approach. 

Oct 21, 2015

Media at Cisco: New Media Architectures at IBC 2015
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Media at Cisco: New Media Architectures at IBC 2015

Oct 21, 2015

Speakers: 
Tom Ohanian, Manager Business Development
Thomas Kernen, Consulting Systems Engineer
Roger Sherwood, Manager Business Development

In this Cisco Knowledge Network session, you will learn about: 

 

  • Media at Cisco update
  • What we announced at IBC 2015
  • Introducing new media architectures
  • Customer proofs of concept and qualification
  • Geo leads and contacts
  • Q&A

 

 

Sep 30, 2015

Grow Your Business with Ciscos New Infinite Cloud Video Solutions
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Grow Your Business with Ciscos New Infinite Cloud Video Solutions

Sep 30, 2015

 

Host:
Yaron Agami – Senior Manager, Product Marketing, SP Video

Speaker:
Adam Davies – Product and Solution Marketing, Cloud Applications;  

At IBC, Cisco unveiled its new “Infinite” suite of cloud-powered video solutions targeted to service providers and media and entertainment companies that will help them to grow their business, improve agility, and increase customer satisfaction.

The Infinite family of solutions delivers live, linear, on-demand, and over-the-top (OTT) TV services to multiple screens utilizing one cloud, on any access network, within and beyond the home.

In this session you will be able to learn how to:

• Improve customer loyalty with a personalized and targeted unified experience across multiple devices

• Deliver to the market more quickly, with network control and functionality in the cloud, giving you the agility you need in your business

• Control your costs with innovative as-a-service (aaS) models and consumption-based pricing 

May 20, 2015

Cisco cBR-8: the Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) that lasts
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Cisco cBR-8: the Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) that lasts

May 20, 2015

Speakers:
Todd McCrum, Director, Business Development
John Mattson, Senior Director of CMTS Product Line

Cisco cBR-8 is our next generation Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) that leapfrogs our competition in many ways.  As we announced cBR-8 availability at INTX show, we would like to provide our customers more detailed information about Cisco cBR-8, Cisco's Evolved CCAP solution. 

In this CKN session, you will learn

  • The key drivers for multi-Gigabit services, CCAP convergence and DOCSIS 3.1
  • How Cisco’s cBR-8, Evolved CCAP solution, enables cable operators to offer multi-Gigabit multimedia services to their subscribers with a lower total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • How Cisco cBR-8 can provide cable operators streamlined network operations with our unmatched software resiliency 
  • How Cisco cBR-8 can support Distributed Access Architectures (DAA) and provide cable operators a path to virtualization