Time to get away for a conference session. This time? Akamai Edge 2014. So, in theory, I’m going from between 0 and 10 degrees centigrade to around 30 degrees centigrade… Why? Well the conference is in Miami Beach. Not that I’m that into sun and such, but I do enjoy some warmth. 🙂 Even though I’ve scheduled a lot of sessions into my cramped calendar for the even I hope that I can get to see Miami in some way or form before I head home.
It’s going to be a “short” visit. The conference starts Wednesday, next week, and I arrive Tuesday afternoon and the conference ends at lunch on Friday and I take off from the airport at 6.30pm the same night. So, it’s not as if I’m going on a holiday let me tell you…
Going to have, hopefully, one meetup with an old friend who’s moved to the sunshine state while I’m over there but otherwise it’s work, work, work.
The highlights I’m looking forward to?
There’s a lot going on of course, apart from the roadmaps for Akamais own products, a few that I’m quite interested in are:
Device Strategies and Content Strategies
In the new player environment – gaming consoles, smart phones, set top boxes – how do content companies and device companies collaborate to reach an audience and monetize it. What do device makers need from content companies? What do content companies need from device services companies? What challenges do we need to solve together as an industry to make these new channels a vital place for consumers.
Panel Discussion – ROQ – The Return on Quality in Video Delivery
Why Quality Matters: Consumer expectations for online video are continuing to rise, whether their viewing screen is 4 inches or 84 inches. However, delivering content at the highest possible quality comes with a cost – so what’s the return? This panel will feature leading media companies sharing their strategies to ensure the video they deliver looks its best across devices and networks, how they measure quality and its impact, and how to optimize the viewing experience to the benefit of their bottom line.
There’s a lot more of course, and I will be posting some images and comments on twitter/instagram if you follow @originalgeek on twitter and @geekteq on instagram.