Jason Thibeault

Jason Thibeault is the Executive Director of the Streaming Video Alliance, a global technical association of companies collaborating to solve critical challenges in delivering a better streaming video experience at scale. He is a recognized expert voice in the streaming industry and is a contributing editor to Streaming Media Magazine. He is also an inventor on multiple technical patents in streaming and cloud technologies. Jason is a co-founder of Datazoom, a startup focused on homogenizing streaming video data collecting and increasing the speed of data acquisition. Prior to his current role, Jason spent eight years at Limelight Networks, a leading CDN, where he held several roles including product manager and marketing strategist. Before that, Jason was a founder or co-founder in several startups including GoWare (mobile browsing and video CDN, pre-smartphone) and jdpower.com (spinout from J.D. Power and Associates).

Video Infrastructure

Understanding the Datatecture Part 3: Video Infrastructure Deep-Dive

In Part three of this series, we dig into some of the deeper layers of the Streaming Video Datatecture in the Infrastructure category, defining many of the individual sub-categories and explaining their purpose in the broader workflow. As we covered in the first post of the series, the Datatecture is governed by three main categories: …

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CDN

CDN Management: The Secret to the Future Success of Streaming Video Platforms

Content delivery networks (CDN) are critical to the success of streaming platforms. Without their huge networks and experienced engineers, streaming video experiences might be spotty at best. Resilience, consistency, scalability… achieving those streaming platform attributes requires the use of multiple CDNs. But managing multiple delivery networks is hard enough when they all provide their own …

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Understanding the Datatecture Part 1: The Core Categories

The relationship of technologies within the streaming video stack is complex. Although there might seem to be a linear progression of components, from content acquisition to playback, in many workflows, the connection between the technologies is often far from such. Data from one piece of technology may be critical for another to function optimally. APIs …

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