CDN Alliance

Launch Event


We are happy and excited to announce our first CDN Alliance online event! The event is totally free and will last about 1.5 hours in total.

Scheduled to take place on Wednesday November 3rd, 2021! We hope you will join us celebrating our launch with some great speakers, announcements, and details on what we have, and will be doing.


Wednesday November 3rd, 2021

6:00 pm Central European Time (CET)
1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
10:00 am Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)


Full event playback. Individual talks on our youtube channel or in the programme below



18:00 - 18:05 Welcome Intro
Mark de Jong, Chairman @ CDN Alliance CDN Alliance’s Mark de Jong with to kickoff the event
18:05 - 18:25 - Decentralised CDN for video, fact or fiction?
Alex Davies, Senior Researcher @ Rethink Research With the constant rise of (live) video, increase of traffic and move into emerging markets; will CDNs be able to keep up, or will decentralised CDN have a place in the ecosystem? Alex Davies will highlight some key figures and trends observed as food for thought.
18:25 - 18:50 - Why the CDN Alliance was born
Board @ CDN Alliance The Members of the Board of the CDN Alliance give a background to the origin story of the CDN Alliance
18:50 - 19:05 - The invisible impact of network handovers within content delivery
Stephan Schröder, CEO @ Benocs Ever wondered why performance breaks after the handover from CDNs to other networks? Why CDN-traffic is so volatile or which content was driving past and future spikes? We will shed some light and valuable insights on these questions based on real-life examples.
19:05 - 19:10 - The sustainability of CDNs
Adam Curwin, Executive Director @ Greening of Streaming The last year has seen a step change in how the world is consuming Streamed content – whether entertainment at home or replacing business travel. Current estimates suggest that streaming is producing as much carbon as air travel and the public will soon become focussed on the impact that streaming is having on the environment. Greening of Streaming and its Members are proactively challenging themselves to develop and share best practices and communicate what we are doing about it to the world. This presentation explains what our Members want to achieve, what we are doing and how we are going about it.
19:10 - 19:25 - Adapt and change. Why CDNs should start to learn to play together
Mike Gordon, CEO @ DLVR Legislation is being established to ensure that content and infrastructure services are continuous. Will this lead to a regulation of the CDN market and in turn force CDNs to work together or should this collaboration be taken in hand by the CDN industry itself? Following high profile outages and issues with peak delivery, CDNs now advocate the use of multiple CDNs for availability, scalability and to ensure continuity of media delivery. An interview with Mike Gordon (CEO DLVR) on why CDNs need to work together to avoid this enforced legislation and how this ultimately leads to a better experience for the end user.
19:25 - 19:30 - Thank you
Mark de Jong, Chairman @ CDN Alliance Closing remarks and Thank you