Nicolas Weil

Senior Solutions Architect at Akamai Technologies

Location
Paris Area, France
Industry
Internet

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Nicolas Weil's Overview

Current
Past
  • Solutions Architect at Challenge2Media
  • Information Systems Architect at DBee
  • Production Manager at Le Studio (Lagardère group)
  • Website Developper at Grolier Interactive Europe (Lagardère group)
Education
Connections

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Nicolas Weil's Summary

As a Solutions Architect, my goal is to design and drive implementation of innovative multiscreen workflows that allow media actors to distribute interactive, synchronized and protected video contents.

Specialties:
- Web platforms architecture design
- OTT, Streaming & Second-Screen technologies expertise
- CDN deployments for OTT & Web services
- Design of audio/video production tools and platforms
- Management of development projects
- Consulting for impossible Digital Media projects
- Technology integration : DirectShow, Cisco Media Processor & Transcode Manager, Elemental Live & Server, HbbTV, Flash Access, Second-Screen technologies, Akamai services, MPEG-DASH...

Co-founder of the now famous Online Video French Squad (http://ovfsquad.fr) and member of the DASH Industry Forum (http://dashif.org).

Nicolas Weil's Experience

Contributor

Streaming Media

Publishing industry

February 2014Present (8 months)

In October 2013, Streaming Media Europe re-published my blog post "A Post-IBC MPEG-DASH Status Check" (http://goo.gl/Z076AK).

My first Streaming Media exclusive article on "The State of MPEG-DASH Deployment" was published on April 8,2014 (http://goo.gl/cJDxTF) alongside an interview on the DASH implementations from Microsoft and Adobe, "Microsoft, Adobe, and DASH: The State of the Union" (http://goo.gl/FZpl6a).

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Senior Solutions Architect

Akamai Technologies

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; AKAM; Internet industry

May 2013Present (1 year 5 months) Paris Area, France

Missions :
• Consulting on media workflows, from content transformation to delivery
• Technical implementations (Akamai Aqua & Sola Solutions)
• Technology studies and knowledge sharing (DRMs, MPEG-DASH...)
• Pre-sales support, work on consulting offers
• Customers training on SOLA services range

Projects highlight :
» Consulting on encoder qualification for a French partner
» Transcoding services setup and support for a content distributor in UK
» Delivery services setup for a new premium SVOD service in Italy
» Technical lead and delivery services setup for Sochi Olympics in Sweden, Canada, Japan and Latin America
» Technical lead on delivery services for FIFA World Cup 14 with 40+ broadcasters worldwide

Conferences :
» Spoke on a Streaming Forum 2014 discussion panel about MPEG-DASH for Distribution of Broadcast Content (http://goo.gl/KKJRhH)

Blogger & Curator

Eltrovemo

Privately Held; Myself Only; Information Technology and Services industry

April 2010Present (4 years 6 months)

I'm enjoying blogging on innovation applied to digital media (http://blog.eltrovemo.com) and curating the corresponding industry news (http://www.scoop.it/u/nicolas-weil).

//\\ Eltrovemo is an Esperanto word meaning "inventiveness" //\\

Please refer to the Publications section below to get a glimpse of the covered topics.


During IBC 2013, I took part into Vimond's Industry Visionaries talk series and discussed “The Future of OTT Platforms: Is it Diversification or Standardization ?” with Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, Editor of Streaming Media Magazine (http://goo.gl/1lb8dH).

Solutions Architect

Challenge2Media

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

November 2010April 2013 (2 years 6 months)

Missions :
• Project management : digital video workflows architecture and setup, involving international partners
• Consulting : end-to-end multiscreen architectures, live contents cross-devices synchronization, digital video workflows
• Technology benchmarks and studies : HbbTV, DRMs, OTT platforms, AIR for TV, Flash Access, placeshifting, Set Top Boxes evolutions

Projects highlight :
» OTT SVOD service deployment, targeting Xbox 360, connected TVs, Web and smartphones/tablets
» OTT Platform RFI/RFP co-management or consulting for bidders
» Architecture and deployment of transcoding platform with Flash HTTP Dynamic Streaming and Flash Access
» Industrialization of video production platform
» Design of Second-Screen platform

Conferences :
» Speaker at the EBU BroadThinking 2013 Conference (http://tech.ebu.ch/events/broadthinking2013) Topic : Multiscreen Services Architecture - Challenges, Trends & Solutions

Information Systems Architect

DBee

Partnership; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

April 2001November 2010 (9 years 8 months)

Missions :
• Conception of audio/video processing platforms and streaming architecture
• Management of development projects and coordination of developpers
• Conception and developpement of Web and Windows solutions for live rich-media
• Technology watch on IP audio/video tools
• Technological partnerships management

Projects highlight :
» Corporate richmedia streaming platform development
» Live/VOD Web-TV development
» AJAX user tracking system for web live video players and statistics framework
» Hundreds of live video events with synchronized medias
» Live video encoding tools and richmedia synchronization, hardware integration (DirectShow, Inlet Spinnaker)
» Development of a syndication and processing platform (audio/datas/images contents) for online music retailing

Production Manager

Le Studio (Lagardère group)

April 2000April 2001 (1 year 1 month)

Mcity project (Musical website with columns and special events, 7 24/24 online radios) :
• Development and coordination of web developpers
• Daily follow-up of columns, special events websites coding
• Developement webservers and Windows Media
encoders administration

Projets inside the Studio :
» Conception and development of websites (corporate and services)
» Coordination of designers and developpers teams, technical follow-up of projets

Clients : Renault, Pariscope, EDF, Groupama, Hachette...

Website Developper

Grolier Interactive Europe (Lagardère group)

January 1998April 2000 (2 years 4 months)

Conception and developement of websites (corporate and institutions).

Clients : Paris City of Sciences, National Parliament, Banque of France...

Nicolas Weil's Education

Université de Technologie de Compiègne

Master degree, Institut du Management de l'Information, Conception and Management of Information Systems

20062008

Nicolas Weil's Certifications

  • Akamai Solutions Architect Certification

    • Akamai
    • July 2013
  • Certified Scrum Master

    • Xebia / Training delivered by Jeff Sutherland (co-father of the Scrum framework) / Scrum Alliance profile page : http://bit.ly/QFSE0S
    • September 2012
  • Flash Access DRM Server training

    • Adobe
    • 2011
  • Flash Media Server - Streaming Media Application Development training

    • Adobe
    • 2007

Nicolas Weil's Publications

Nicolas Weil's Skills & Expertise

  1. Architecture of video production platforms
  2. Technical project management
  3. Lead of development teams
  4. OTT
  5. DRM
  6. Video workflows
  7. Second-Screen
  8. Scrum
  9. Adaptive Streaming
  10. Streaming Media
  11. Project Management
  12. Architecture
  13. Video
  14. Video Production
  15. Digital TV
  16. Digital Video
  17. Set Top Box
  18. IPTV
  19. Transcoding
  20. VOD
  21. Multimedia
  22. Digital Media
  23. Web Development
  24. Integration
  25. Broadcast
  26. DVB
  27. Interactive TV
  28. Web Video
  29. MPEG
  30. Content Distribution Networks
  31. Content Delivery
  32. MPEG-DASH
  33. OTT Platforms Architecture
  34. Middleware
  35. Digital Asset Management
  36. H.264
  37. Architectures

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Nicolas Weil's Additional Information

Websites:
Interests:

All Streaming Technologies, SOA and BPM for Digital Media, Live Rich-Media, Live Metadatas, MPEG-DASH, HEVC, UHDTV, HbbTV, DRMs, Second Screen, OTT platforms architecture, Multiscreen delivery, Interoperability

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Nicolas Weil's Projects

  • 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP TM SECOND SCREEN APP

    • June 2014 to July 2014
    Team Members: Nicolas Weil, Nicolas Tissier, arnaud blanchard, Jean-alexandre Iragne, Stephane Guerin, Johann Schreurs, Stéphane Houet, Joffrey Hermand, Johannes Frankenre, Mathilde COLLOC'H, benjamin causse

    Official white label Second Screen Application for iOS & Android delivered to 20+ Media Rights Licensees worldwide, covering the 2014 FIFA WC in Brazil.

    Features :
    • Follow every 64 matches with 6 live video feeds including time-shifting features,
    • Near-live multi-angle highlights (20 camera angles),
    • Advanced Match stats and Tournament Stats,
    • VOD
    • News
    • Social network integration (FB, TW, G+), ad-serving (DFP)

    Role :
    • Mobile Project Director:
    • managing conception (UX/UI, APIs)
    • managing production and development
    • coordination with external partners and suppliers,
    • communication with broadcasters world-wide
    • quality control

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