Over-the-Top Panel

Track: Business

Session Number: 1072
Date: Mon, Jun 4th, 2018
Time: 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Presidential ABC

Description:

With the increase of broadband speed and it’s adoption, over-the-top (OTT) continues to change the way we consume our entertainment.  We can now watch whatever we want, whenever we want.  The typical subscription model is pricing itself out if existence and video streaming services like Netflix, SlingTV, YouTubeTV, and Hulu have made it clear that a successful video service can be delivered over-the-top of the public internet, rather than through the closed networks of broadcasters and telecom providers.   Today there are many OTT providers and the over-the-top platform will continue to grow as end user demand continues to grow.  Experts say that within the next five years, viewership hours of live-linear streaming over-the-top content will surpass those of traditional broadcast TV.  No one wants to miss out on not having their app on the home screen of a popular TV service.   So now that the market is open, everyone wants a piece of it and this panel will give three unique perspectives on where they see this market going.

Session Type: Mainstage

Industry Experience: Matthew M. Polka is responsible for the daily operations and affairs of the American Cable Association, an 800-member non-profit association dedicated to serving the interests of independent, smaller and medium-sized broadband, cable and phone businesses across the United States.

Matt, a frequent speaker throughout the cable industry, was named once again in 2015 a member of the CableFAX 100. In 2010, he was named to the Multichannel News Policymaking “Top 30,” and in 2009 was named a “Cable Television Pioneer,” one of the highest awards bestowed in the cable industry.

Roger is a technology management professional with over 16 years experience in telecommunications and information technology. Roger is the CEO of the 11 city open-access UTOPIA Fiber project in Utah. Roger has been designing and building networks throughout his career for various entities including Vivint Wireless, UTOPIA Fiber, Provo City, and Brigham Young University. Roger earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Information Technology from Brigham Young University.

Jared Baumann, a 17 year telecommunications industry veteran, is manager of Market Development and Deployment for C Spire’s next-generation 1 Gbps consumer broadband fiber optic Internet initiative. Since joining C Spire in 2012, Baumann has played a key role in company efforts to forge unique public-private partnerships with 10 Mississippi cities and bring 100 times faster Internet and related digital HD TV and phone service to consumers across the state. An Ole Miss graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Baumann resides in Clinton, Mississippi. C Spire is a Ridgeland, Mississippi-based telecommunications and technology services company.

Bill Routt, President & COO, MobiTV
In his current role of President & COO, Bill Routt, demonstrates his leadership delivering measurable results over the software and telecommunications sectors. Spearheading strategic and agile collaboration within MobiTVs key departments of operations, engineering, and systems integration. Prior to his current role, Bill served as SVP, Operations, where he was responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations driving the stability, reliability, quality and 24/7 monitoring of MobiTV’s renowned end-to-end managed service platform. For eleven years, Bill held leadership roles in Sprint’s Technology Integration Center and Network Development, where he was responsible for the design, development, testing and integration for complex wireless platforms, including messaging, wireless access, multimedia streaming, VOIP and core IP routing.
Learning Objective #1: How has OTT changed the game?
Learning Objective #2: How can current Network Operators capitalize on OTT?
Learning Objective #3: What does the future of OTT look like?
Stage of Fiber Broadband Deployment: Essentials, Intermediate, Advanced
Session Type: Mainstage

Industry Experience: Matthew M. Polka is responsible for the daily operations and affairs of the American Cable Association, an 800-member non-profit association dedicated to serving the interests of independent, smaller and medium-sized broadband, cable and phone businesses across the United States.

Matt, a frequent speaker throughout the cable industry, was named once again in 2015 a member of the CableFAX 100. In 2010, he was named to the Multichannel News Policymaking “Top 30,” and in 2009 was named a “Cable Television Pioneer,” one of the highest awards bestowed in the cable industry.

Roger is a technology management professional with over 16 years experience in telecommunications and information technology. Roger is the CEO of the 11 city open-access UTOPIA Fiber project in Utah. Roger has been designing and building networks throughout his career for various entities including Vivint Wireless, UTOPIA Fiber, Provo City, and Brigham Young University. Roger earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Information Technology from Brigham Young University.

Jared Baumann, a 17 year telecommunications industry veteran, is manager of Market Development and Deployment for C Spire’s next-generation 1 Gbps consumer broadband fiber optic Internet initiative. Since joining C Spire in 2012, Baumann has played a key role in company efforts to forge unique public-private partnerships with 10 Mississippi cities and bring 100 times faster Internet and related digital HD TV and phone service to consumers across the state. An Ole Miss graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Baumann resides in Clinton, Mississippi. C Spire is a Ridgeland, Mississippi-based telecommunications and technology services company.

Bill Routt, President & COO, MobiTV
In his current role of President & COO, Bill Routt, demonstrates his leadership delivering measurable results over the software and telecommunications sectors. Spearheading strategic and agile collaboration within MobiTVs key departments of operations, engineering, and systems integration. Prior to his current role, Bill served as SVP, Operations, where he was responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations driving the stability, reliability, quality and 24/7 monitoring of MobiTV’s renowned end-to-end managed service platform. For eleven years, Bill held leadership roles in Sprint’s Technology Integration Center and Network Development, where he was responsible for the design, development, testing and integration for complex wireless platforms, including messaging, wireless access, multimedia streaming, VOIP and core IP routing.
Learning Objective #1: How has OTT changed the game?
Learning Objective #2: How can current Network Operators capitalize on OTT?
Learning Objective #3: What does the future of OTT look like?
Stage of Fiber Broadband Deployment: Essentials, Intermediate, Advanced

Speakers

Primary Presenter
Matthew M. Polka, Esq.
President and CEO
American Cable Association
Co-Presenter 1
Roger Timmerman
CEO
UTOPIA Fiber
Co-Presenter 2
Jared Baumann
Manager, Market Development and Deployment
C Spire
Co-Presenter 3
Bill Routt
President & COO
MobiTV