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Piracy for the People- User-Friendly Technologies Enable “Mass-Market” Piracy of Video -- and Revenue Losses for CSPs
Date / Time: Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 10:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
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Sandra O’Boyle, Senior Analyst, Customer Experience and Analytics, Heavy Reading

Dan Deeth, Media & Industry Relations Manager, Sandvine

Fixed and mobile communications service providers (CSPs) are increasingly looking to video for revenue growth, by licensing or creating exclusive video content for distribution to subscribers. The proliferation of certain easy-to-use, inexpensive technologies has made piracy of live TV streams and on-demand video accessible to a "mass-market" of non-technical subscribers. Sandvine’s studies of network data show that the problem can easily become worth billions of dollars to a CSP. To avoid massive revenue loss, CSPs need tools to identify and quantify the problem, then take action to address it. During the webinar, Sandvine will discuss the results of its studies in the area as well as some of the network elements necessary to begin stemming revenue losses.



 

Sandra O’Boyle, Senior Analyst, Customer Experience and Analytics, Heavy Reading
Sandra leads Heavy Reading’s research on customer experience management and customer analytics related to the network and services, customer care, billing and marketing. Sandra also looks more broadly at how service providers are reinventing digital operations with a "customer first" focus and adopting big data strategies. Sandra brings to these areas an excellent understanding of the competitive issues and market trends shaping the telecom and IT sectors. Sandra joined Heavy Reading from Rohde & Schwarz’s ipoque, a network traffic and subscriber analytics vendor, where she worked in strategic product marketing. Prior to that, Sandra spent more than ten years as Research Director for the global business network and IT services practice at Current Analysis covering enterprise cloud and network services, and advising operators, IT service providers, vendors, and enterprises. She has also held editorial research positions at PC World and The Industry Standard in San Francisco. Sandra is based in Amsterdam.

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Dan Deeth, Media & Industry Relations Manager, Sandvine
Dan Deeth oversees the Global Internet Phenomena Report for Sandvine. His research is responsible for revealing the facts, fads and future trends about the Internet that are regularly cited by both media and communications service providers across the globe.

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Damon Kachurv, Global Business Development, Symantec Corporation
Mr. Kachur is currently responsible for Global Business Development at Symantec Corporation. For the past 15 years, he has focused solely on cyber security with an emphasis on IoT PKI ecosystems as well as, threat intelligence for mobile and fixed-line networks. Mr. Kachur is member of multiple security working groups for the WiMAX Forum and GSMA. He has spoken at multiple conferences on PKI ecosystem security and is a regular panel participant at cyber security events worldwide.

Based in Northern California, Mr. Kachur has spent his entire career in the Silicon Valley. He holds a B.S in Business Management and Administration from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. In his spare time, Mr. Kachur enjoys spending time with his family, coaching little league baseball and he is a licensed amateur racecar driver.

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Jorge Salinger, VP, Access Architecture, Comcast
Mr. Salinger is responsible for Comcast Cable’s high-speed data, voice, and video access network strategy and architecture. Prior to joining Comcast, he was president of the consulting division at YAS Broadband and served as executive consultant for CableLabs. Jorge served as VP of engineering for high-speed access at Adelphia Communications, director of telecommunications for FSU, and VP of engineering for Systems Engineering Consultants. He has authored more than 25 technical publications and presentations and has co-authored a book on advanced micro-processor design.

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