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Jan Ozer

Jan Ozer, Contributing Editor, Streaming Media Magazine

Jan Ozer is a leading expert on audio and video encoding for live and on-demand production. He produces courses that help onboard streaming media practitioners and enhance their knowledge of a variety of topics.

In his consulting practice, Ozer helps streaming publishers produce highly optimized and deliverable streams and to choose encoders, transcoders, and workflows that optimize cost, efficiency and flexibility.

Ozer is a contributing editor to Streaming Media Magazine, where he reviews codecs, on-premise and cloud encoders, and ancillary tools like QoE and QoS monitoring services. Skilled in video production and editing, Ozer also produces live events for streaming or on-demand viewing.

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Matt Goble

Matt Goble, Systems Manager, Visual Data Media Services

Matt Goble is the Systems Manager for Visual Data Media Services, a company specialising in digital media supply chain services from offices in Burbank and London.

With 20 years’ experience in the industry, Matt oversees the on-boarding of clients and their content into Visual Data’s Media Asset Management system, including media ingest, delivery workflows and metadata. Matt had previously overseen the company’s “re:io” platform which provided 24 hour cloud-based processing to the DPP spec for production companies, post houses and distributors.

As well as ensuring the safe custodianship of a Client’s assets, Visual Data provides the ability to repurpose video content and distribute it to any platform or broadcaster in any territory.

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Russell Grute

Russell Grute, Managing Partner, Broadcast Innovation

Broadcast Innovation specialises in better media and content management. Russell has advised on next-generation solutions architecture and media workflow for many blue-chip media IT technology transformations including: Al Jazeera, TV2 Norway, Globecast, Discovery Networks, Ericsson, Red Bee Media, NEP and Formula 1.

For rights-holders, producers and publishers in digital media and broadcasting, charged with curating archives, the choice and durability of codec remains a challenging decision. Especially when considering many of the downstream activities and options in media supply chain and digital distribution.

Russell is an expert in many allied areas such as media and content lifecycle management. And the unpredictable costs of adding cloud services such as multi-tiered storage, transcoding and cognitive services to the equation.

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Rob Ambrose

Rob Ambrose, Co-Founder and Research Director, Caretta Research

Rob is a consultant, industry analyst, writer and technologist advising international broadcast and media companies, technology vendors and industry associations. He works closely with the IBC conference and is a regular producer and host of IBC365 webinars and Showcase sessions.

As co-founder of Caretta Research, Rob is working with a team of leading media-tech analysts to transform traditional industry research by focusing on technology buyers and their project priorities, budgets, decisions and choice of vendors.

He supports multiple leading broadcast technology suppliers on product and market strategy, and is advising leading broadcasters and OTT platforms. Rob holds an MBA with Distinction from Imperial College, London.