Wowza Media Systems
Chicagoan-gone-Coloradan James Jackson is a Director of Product Marketing at Wowza Media Systems where he leverages storage, cloud platform service, and technology startup experience to drive alignment of solutions and product marketing with customer needs. He has over 10 years of experience in global technology development, product management, product marketing and business development, and business development experience in industries including enterprise storage, enterprise software, cloud SaaS platform, telecommunications, content delivery networks, energy management, and internet-of-things. Prior to joining Wowza, James managed product and go-to-market strategy for SolidFire, focusing on SaaS and IaaS service providers.
Wowza Media Systems™ is the recognized gold standard of streaming, with more than 20,000 customers in 170+ countries. By reducing the complexities of video and audio delivery to any device, Wowza™ enables organizations to expand their reach and more deeply engage their audiences, in industries ranging from education to broadcasting. Wowza was founded in 2005, is privately held, and is headquartered in Colorado.
Events featuring James Jackson
Thursday, Oct 26
2:30PM - 3:15PM
Streaming directly to social media has exploded. Everyone is looking to enhance their content and expand what they produce on these platforms without a large budget or production team. Wowza’s, James Jackson, will conduct a lively presentation where he looks at the ins and outs of live streaming to social media – and how to get broadcast quality productions out of cloud-based streaming solutions. How are brands and production companies producing content and syndicating online? Which software and service offerings are available to produce everything in the cloud? How can we expect the live production to evolve further? What does the live streaming workflow look like today and how can content creators prepare for the future?
Wednesday, Oct 25
2:15PM - 3:00PM
Longs Peak Pavilion
Virtual Reality (VR) and 360-degree are emerging as two of the most innovative live streaming trends, powering events such as concerts, corporate meetings, education, medicine, military applications, sporting events, and many other areas. In this interactive session, you’ll get to try live demos and get more familiar with the technology as we walk through some common 360-degree live streaming workflows, including the Lollapalooza Berlin 2015 music festival that allowed virtual attendees to attend the live concert series and be immersed with the band on stage. Most VR technologies use industry-standard streaming protocols that can be implemented with common streaming servers and platforms. We’ll show a few examples of fresh on the market 360-degree camera examples, and also review how playback is achieved using common player apps.