Keynote speaker: Leonidas Kontothanassis

Keynote title

Content Delivery Considerations for Different Types of Internet Video

This talk will look at the issues with delivering a great video experience on behalf of many Google properties with different constraints. We will primarily focus on on-demand video as it comprises the bulk of video demand, but will also look at the constraints and needs imposed by live video and video conferencing. An overview of the delivery architecture and demand statistics will be covered as well.

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Leonidas Kontothanassis is currently Engineering Director at Google, Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts with a focus on Network Infrastructure and Web Acceleration Technologies. Leonidas has spent significant time both as a researcher with DEC, Compaq and HP Labs, as well as a lead engineer with Akamai Inc, and Intel Inc. in the field of network optimization. He has also worked in such varied fields as computer architecture, parallel programming, scheduling, and medical device analysis and instrumentation. Since joining Google in October 2006, the office has grown from 10 to over 350 people, with engineering teams working on Book Search, Image Search, Chrome, ChromeOS, YouTube, and networking infrastructure many of them under his direct supervision. Leonidas also held an adjunct faculty position with Boston University between 1997 and 2001. He is the author or co-author of dozens of academic papers and patents and a member of the ACM. Leonidas received his B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece in 1990 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Rochester in 1992, and 1996 respectively.