I was on a panel at the DCIA Cloud Computing Conference at the NAB show in Las Vegas.
You can hear the entire panel here.
The topic was Privacy Issues, Reliability Questions, Security Concerns in the Cloud Computing Space, and the panel included:
- Dave Asprey, VP, Cloud Security, Trend Micro
- Tom Mulally, Consultant, Numagic Consulting
- Graham Oakes, Chairman, Digital Watermarking Alliance (DWA)
- Rajan Samtani, SVP, Sales & Marketing, Peer Media Technologies
- Dan Schnapp, Prtnr. & Ch. of New Media, Ent. & Tech., Hughes, Hubbard & Reed
- Yangbin Wang, CEO, Vobile
- Marvin Wheeler, Chairman, Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA)
- Vic Winkler, Author, “Securing the Cloud”
- Moderator: Marty Lafferty, CEO, DCIA
Perhaps my biggest takeway from the show was that broadcasters have a very ambient-friendly view of the cloud. Rather than picturing data centers or centralized clouds, their content is "in the cloud" if it's out of their hands. The difference between their content being on an iPad vs. on Amazon Web Services is often lost.
As a cloud purist, this bothers me. But as a huge fan of the ambient cloud, I think the broadcaster view is more realistic. Whether your content is on a CDN or on a distributed network of end devices with DRM, it's still your content. The nuanced difference between content protection and cloud protection definitely showed itself on the panel.