Press Release | 14th November 2014
This award is significant since it was voted on in real-time by a prestigious group of 88 OTT thought leaders, representing companies across the OTT industry including content, broadcasters, service providers, and enabling technologies. Participating companies included Verizon, Comcast, Orange, Intelsat, DIRECTV, Akamai, Netflix, Roku, Asia TV, NBC, QVC, LG, Ooyala, Ericsson, and many others. Speakers and attendees at the OTT Video Executive Summit participated in a game system that awarded points throughout the day to speakers and commenters who provided strategic insights on a range of topics.
The OTT Video Executive Summit brought together thought leaders in the industry to discuss topics crucial to the development of streaming video and evolving Pay TV business models. In addition to experts and executives, the conference included a “Trender Panel”, or focus group, of everyday people from various demographics. The event was also gamefied, with the leading point-getter being awarded the “OTT Genius” trophy.
“I really enjoyed being part of this edition of the OTT Video Executive Summit. It offers an innovative format, which is a real game changer, compared to a lot of other conferences. It is refreshing to get a chance to share our ideas in a dynamic and interactive way” said Witbe’s Mr. Planche. “On top of everything, being awarded “OTT Genius” by such an incredible assembly of real life participants and OTT experts means a lot to me. It is a great honor and a beautiful acknowledgement to my last 25 working years that I spent dedicated to user centric technological solutions and driven by an Internet-minded philosophy.
OTT is clearly one of these solutions, just as is our new way of thinking about quality monitoring.”
Mr. Planche impressed the audience while participating on two panels: “State of the OTT industry: Net neutrality, industry consolidation, and the emerging new OTT ecosytem” about the major trends in the industry, and “You’re gonna break the Internet with that thing! Could OTT really do that?” which was about delivering a quality OTT user experience despite the challenges of Internet bandwidth being consumed by streaming video.
“Congratulations to Jean-Michel”, said Brian Mahony, CEO of event producer Trender Research™ Inc. (www.trenderresearch.com) “Not only did he earn kudos from a group of equally impressive industry executives, he did it as part of a fun and interactive game system that required him to think on his feet.”
The OTT Video Executive Summit is a one day event and is open to executive across the industry. The date and venue for the next Summit is currently being researched. For more information or media inquiries, contact Brian Mahony, <http://www.privatedaddy.com/?q=XSV9dFMHZWJeeBZ0cxtfMyAFWEN5aWBnICNpcjlLcA-3D-3D_19>.
Since 2000, Witbe offers an award winning approach to ensure the Quality of Experience actually being delivered to the end-users of any interactive service (telephony, video, Web, etc), on any device (PC, smartphone, set-top box, etc), and over any type of network (fixed, mobile, OTT, etc). Leading innovations in the QoE industry, Witbe boasts over 200 clients worldwide. National telecoms operators, cable operators, broadcasters, video content providers, set-top boxes manufacturers and iOS/Android apps developers, all rely on Witbe’s measurements. Witbe has offices in Paris, New York, Montreal, and Singapore.