Happy Monday! I usually make it a Multicast Monday, but today I’m interrupting regularly scheduled programming to share a few highlights from my trip to Boston.
Last week, the Ramp team headed to Brightcove PLAY, an event focused on video strategy and technology. I had an opportunity to meet our customers and partners, as well as spend time with my colleagues—many of whom I hadn’t met in person. It was a great week, and I have so much to share, but I’ll do my best to keep it brief (a challenge for sure!).
Early Tuesday morning, we made our way to our headquarters in downtown Boston to take in a few meetings and put the finishing touches on our demo for Brightcove PLAY. Late afternoon, we prepared for and attended the official Welcome Reception in the exhibit hall, a.k.a. the Playground.
After an exciting opening keynote, one of our many Ramp/Brightcove customers Jason Hollingsworth from SAS Institute talked about how his team is delivering business outcomes and reducing the cost and complexity of enterprise-wide video. Meanwhile, the Ramp team shared how AltitudeCDN Multicast+ and OmniCache can save both money and bandwidth for organizations using live and on-demand video internally.
“It’s a good day when you don’t hear from IT during a live CEO broadcast,” said Johnathan Eshleman, SAS Institute, during the Level Up Lunch (pictured on the right). SAS Institute’s success is the result of a number of factors: executive sponsorship, an innovative team, and great technology (Brightcove and Ramp).
Bamidele Olaniran from International Monetary Fund (left) shared how Ramp’s AltitudeCDN Multicast+ delivers multicast streams from Brightcove Video Cloud to employees watching live events taking place around the world during an afternoon session, titled “From 50 to 50K: Delivering High-Quality Video Experiences at Scale.”
Before heading home, I asked a few of my colleagues the most common questions we hear from our customers on camera. We’ll be sharing those videos with you soon.
All in all, it was an awesome week. Thanks to our friends at Brightcove, SAS Institute, International Monetary Fund—and last but not least—the Ramp team for making Brightcove PLAY such a huge success!