The focus of this year’s JW INSIGHTS is data-driven growth. Hear from industry leaders about trends and best practices for using data and automation to drive larger, more engaged audiences and more effective monetization. Network with your peers and meet JW product experts and developers at this lively annual event.




Apella, 450 E 29th St, New York, NY 10016


Video Intelligence: The Next Frontier

Bill Day (COO) and Jeroen Wijering (CIO & Co-Founder)

How can consumer and business confidence in digital data be restored?

Moderator: Chris Ariens (ADWEEK)
Panelists: Felix Zeng (IBM Watson Advertising), Bill Wheaton (Akamai), Jason DeMarco (A+E Networks), Kelly Anderson (Ericsson)

Breakout 1 – What's needed to build loyal video audiences in the attention economy?

Moderator: Andrew Wallenstein (Variety)
Panelists: Jared Lansky (Keywee), Paul Bannister (Cafe Media), Jake McGraw (attn:),

Breakout 1 – Desktop, Mobile and TV: Successfully engaging audiences across screens

Moderator: Tom Schaeffer (FloatLeft)
Panelists: Will Marks (Ovation), Michael Winneker (Vewd)

Breakout 1 – Deepening audience engagement with video intelligence

Moderator: Liz Sargent (JW Player)
Panelists: Jan Renner (Roaring Earth)

Breakout 2 – Video Advertising Demystified

Brian Rifkin (SVP JW Demand & Co-Founder) and Eric Boyd (Director of Product)

Breakout 2 – How Publishers can build a Profitable Video Business with Facebook

Jared Lansky (CCO, Keywee)

Breakout 2 – Live Streaming: The Critical Connection Between Quality, Expectations and Performance

Matthew McKenna (Akamai)

Breakout 2 – How to build out your content library

Johnny O'Neill (Senior Acct Manager, Video Elephant) and Ealeal Ginott (Director, Video Product & Programming, Hearst)

Breakout 3 – How can machine learning save video publishing?

Moderator: Kerry Flynn (DigiDay)
Panelists: Hillary Henderson (IBM), Ari Paparo (Beeswax) Jana Meron (Business Insider)

Breakout 3 – Insights that add value: Driving business growth with video analytics

Moderator: Dan Breyre (JW Player)
Panelists: Paul Bannister (Cafe Media)

Breakout 3 – Video Player Bidding & The Next Wave of Advertising

Moderator: Brian Rifkin (JW Player)
Panelists: Sean Buckley (SpotX) Rich Routman (Minute Media)

What's coming next for video in 2018? JW Player product highlights

Rob Gill (VP of Product)

Data in the Driver’s Seat at Group Nine

Moderator: Andrew Wallenstein (Variety)
Panelists: Ben Lerer, CEO and Ashish Patel, Chief Insights Officer

Live performance by St Lucia

with cocktails and conversation at Riverpark


Talk: All About HLS.js

John Bartos

Talk: Building A Developer Community From Scratch

Jess Lee, Founder,

Lightning Tech Talk: Metadata Extraction

Jesse Gumz

Lightning Tech Talk: Multiarm Bandit

Eric Weaver

Lightning Tech Talk: Tracking Transcoding Quality & Speed

Bram Avontuur

Lightning Tech Talk: Prototyping for Player Experiences

John Kreitlow

Talk: Crafting a Data-Driven Design Process

Monica Parra

Talk: IAB Content Categorization

Rik Heijdens

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