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IETF 99 - Thursday Lunch Host Speaker Series

Topic: Media and Entertainment GO IP

The media and entertainment industry is undergoing a move from media specific transport protocols like SDI to IP and this brings new challenges and new opportunities. The panel will discuss their perspectives on this transformation, new abilities transformation enables, and possible challenges ahead.


  • Room: Congress Hall III
  • Thursday, July 20, 2017
  • Time: 12:30 – 13:15
  • Lunch will NOT be provided.

Moderator: Glenn Deen

Glenn is a Comcast Distinguished Engineer and NBCUniversal Sr. Director of Networking and Distribution Technology. He’s active in the IETF, ICANN, IGF, M3AAWG, CTA, and cybersecurity communities. His current passion is advancing the state of the art of Internet Video, especially video's use of IPv6. He’s based at NBCUniversal's studios in Los Angeles.

Glenn Deen

Panelists: Gaurav Naik, Craig Taylor, Mark Townsley

Gaurav Naik

Gaurav Naik is a research professor in the Department of Computer Science of Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, USA. His research interests span both computer networking and cyber security. Much of his work has been on exploring the design of networked applications, protocols, and software defined networking.

Gurav Naik

Craig Taylor

Craig Taylor is a Lead Technical Architect for the BBC’s Online Technology Group who are responsible for the design and performance of the BBC’s media delivery platform and the 'internet edge' of BBC web platforms. Often working as a liaison between research colleagues and engineering, Craig contributes to video, audio and internet standards and transitions them into production platforms. Craig provides deployment details for transport, application and security protocols across the BBC.

Mark Townsley

Mark Townsley is a Cisco Fellow, part-time professor at Ecole Polytechnique, and co-founder of Cisco’s Paris Innovation and Research Laboratory (PIRL). A long-time contributor to the IETF, Mark served two terms as Internet Area Director for the IETF and has chaired multiple Working Groups. Mark also leads the IPv6-Centric Networking program at Cisco, researching ways that IPv6 can be used to solve networking challenges in ways unthinkable with IPv4 alone.

Mark Townsley