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Alex Eleftheriadis GEWGreece 2012

  1. 1. A Brave New Word and How toGet There from Planet GreeceAlex Eleftheriadis, Ph.D.Chief Scientist and Co-FounderVidyo, Inc.November 15, 2012
  2. 2. Vidyo in a Nutshell!   Develops Internet-based videoconferencing products for enterprises!   Founded in 2005 by Ofer Shapiro, Avery More, and Alex Eleftheriadis!   First products launched in January 2008!   $99MM+ from ! Sevin Rosen, Star Ventures !   Four Rivers Group, Juniper, Menlo Ventures, Rho Ventures, QuestMark Partners!   Employees: 300+!   HQ in the US !   Worldwide offices: France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, UK 2 Copyright © 2012 Vidyo, Inc. – All Rights Reserved | November 15, 2012
  3. 3. Vidyo Momentum 2,000+ Fortune 100 and SMB customers Deployed Customers 25+ service providers and 300+ resellers globally 65 million Google+ users1 ─ powered by Vidyo 20 Awards Industry On WSJ’s Top 50 Ventured-Backed companies 3 years in a row Recognition World Economic Forum 2013 Technology Pioneer Ground breaking video conferencing architecture Innovation First to deliver multi-party HD VC over the Internet 22 patents awarded, 54 pending Extendable 5 OEM partners including Google, Ricoh, Hitachi Platform 50+ partners creating ground breaking applications 100s of Healthcare, Education & Gov’t applications /1 Source: http://techcrunch.com/2011/12/27/google-user-count Copyright © 2012 Vidyo, Inc. – All Rights Reserved | 3
  4. 4. Vidyo Changed Industry’s Economics Room Telepresence High Quality Room Telepresence New Paradigm “By 2015, over 200 million •  Great experience workers globallyno delay •  Quality: High fidelity, will run •  Well-utilized 100 hours/month •  Reach: BYOD, Internet, wireless •  Super-expensive $400/hour corporate-supplied to scale •  Savings: Software, priced •  Does not scale videoconferencing from z their desktops.” z – Gartner ID Number: G00173005High Cost Low Cost MCU Video Conferencing Web-based Services •  Expensive •  Free but limited •  Under-utilized 10 hours/month •  Unpredictable •  Does not scale or deliver •  Does not deliver on performance z z Low Quality 4 Copyright © 2012 Vidyo, Inc. – All Rights Reserved | November 15, 2012
  5. 5. Scalable Video Coding and the VidyoRouter High Resolution Layer Base Layer 2 Mbps High Resolution - High Frame Ra High Resolution High Frame Rate Source High Resolution LayerHigh Resolution Layer Base Layer Base Layer 500 Kbps Medium Resolution - Medium Frame Rate Medium Resolution - Medium Frame Rate Base Layer 3G/4G Low Bandwidth Low Resolution - Low Frame Rate Low Resolution - Low Frame Rate 5 Copyright © 2012 Vidyo, Inc. – All Rights Reserved | November 15, 2012
  6. 6. Significantly Lower Costs Example: For 600 HD Conference ParticipantsTraditional MCU: 114U •  10X better density •  10X lower cost •  10X better quality •  10X lower power 6U: VidyoRouter Virtual VidyoRouter Cloud Compute Utilizing fewer, off-the-shelf servers to save up to 90% 6 Copyright © 2012 Vidyo, Inc. – All Rights Reserved | November 15, 2012
  7. 7. Vidyo Redefines Endpoint EconomicsTouchScreen Executive Desktop iMac – 1440p Room System <$20,000 iPhone Samsung Android iPad2 Telepresence Superior end user experience at significantly lower costs 7 Copyright © 2012 Vidyo, Inc. – All Rights Reserved | November 15, 2012
  8. 8. Unprecedented Reach and Scale 8 Copyright © 2012 Vidyo, Inc. – All Rights Reserved | November 15, 2012
  9. 9. The Videoconferencing Industry’s Switch to SVC AnnouncedPlans for H.264 SVC Deployed Based on Vidyo’s Non-scalable Legacy H.264 Technology Scalable Codec 9 9 Copyright © 2012 Vidyo, Inc. – All Rights Reserved | November 15, 2012
  10. 10. Day 1 10Copyright © 2012 Vidyo, Inc. – All Rights Reserved | November 15, 2012
  11. 11. “A Brave New World” 11 Copyright © 2012 Vidyo, Inc. – All Rights Reserved | November 15, 2012
  12. 12. Hornblower Series 12Copyright © 2012 Vidyo, Inc. – All Rights Reserved | November 15, 2012
  13. 13. Ship of the Line: HMS Victory (launched 1765) Bow Detail, 2007 Portsmouth, 1900 13 Copyright © 2012 Vidyo, Inc. – All Rights Reserved | November 15, 2012
  14. 14. How to “Join the Navy”!   Technology and historical context is “irrelevant” (changes all the time)!   The process is repeatable !   Clarity of Goal !   People are key: !  Knowledge & Training !  Commitment to the Common Goal !  Find the right role for each person !  Hard work (relentless pursuit of perfection)!   Talent and luck accelerate the process, they don’t replace it!   Persistence – the mistress of Success 14 Copyright © 2012 Vidyo, Inc. – All Rights Reserved | November 15, 2012
  15. 15. “It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.” Steve Jobs 15
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