CDN World Summit to Level the Playing Field for Network Owners,Content Providers, Data Centres and CDNs

As operators, broadcasters and content providers continue to look for ways to monetise content delivery, next week’s CDN World Summit will exclusively reveal ground-breaking insights, provide future forecasts for CDN, and give visitors the opportunity to meet all of the major players within the ecosystem. As part of its evolution, the event will this year explore key areas such as Network Function Virtualisation (NFV), Software Defined Networking (SDN), Edge Caching and the Cloud.

As part of the agenda, Herbert Damker, Senior Expert of Group Technology at Deutsche Telecom, will provide a presentation on facilitating NFV for efficiency and quality of content delivery. This will include an overview of the drivers behind NFV and the telco infrastructure Cloud and the benefits of virtual software instead of physical appliances.

A special focus session, sponsored by Edgeware, will take place on the first day of the event and will concentrate on building backbone capacity using edge content delivery. This will include presentations from Edgeware’s VP of Business Development and Product Marketing, Jon Haley and Qwilt’s CEO, Alon Maor.

Jon Haley will explore the edge caching evolution towards the end user. This will highlight how to reap savings from caching at different points within the network, how to maintain cache efficiency as content libraries grow, and to how to overcome the challenges by providing real-time cache analytics. Alon Maor will immediately follow this with an overview of edge delivery function, focusing on how it can be enhanced by caches at the edge. This will incorporate the use of analytics to obtain relevant data to build capacity, how to create an end-to-end solution in the last mile, measuring QoE: metrics and performance indicators, the monetisation aspects for operators and a deep dive into the effects on the full ecosystem and the emerging value chain.

The event’s conference agenda will place a further focus on edge caching with participation from Jon Vestal, President of Managed Services at Pacnet, who will discuss the monetisation aspects for operators and the costs versus savings of edge caching. Here, he will address how to facilitate e-commerce and mobile payments through a fast, reliable and seamless service and the potential revenues for website acceleration.

2013’s event incorporates the Cloud TV Summit, which takes place on 1 October and involves participation from a host of leading cable and telcos from around the world. Chaired by Dom Robinson, Co-Founder and Director of id3as, the Summit will include guests from global service providers including BT, Verizon, Liberty Global, Time Warner Cable, BskyB and others.

With over 60 influential and innovative CDN speakers, this year’s event will enter a new chapter in its cycle and will reinforce its position as an event where industry figureheads come together to discuss the latest strategies and technologies, as they shape the future of content and data delivery.

The CDN World Summit will take place at the Thistle Marble Arch Hotel in London on 1-3 October. To view the full event programme and register for the event, please visit or call +44 (0) 20 7017 5506. Additionally, keep up to date with event news on Twitter @CDNworldsummit or use #CDNWS.

About CDN World Summit 2013

The CDN World Summit is entering a new chapter in its cycle and reinforcing its position as an event where the latest strategies and technologies about media and other data delivery will be discussed, but also convergence between CDNsCloud and other content delivery challenges in the future to create a better playing field for telecom/network ownerscontent providersdatacentres and CDNs alike. 2012’s event attracted 292 attendees from 31 countries with 55% of the total audience at CxO, Board, Director and Head of Department level. For more information, go to

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