Finding opportunity in media’s new normal

Viewers’ appetite for streaming media has never been higher. In recent months, many sites have seen unprecedented traffic surges, putting strain on their infrastructures to keep pace - all while adapting their workflows to a work-from-home model.

Listen in as Nick Rockwell, Fastly’s senior vice president of engineering and the former chief technology officer for the New York Times, speaks with a panel of technology leaders at worldwide digital publishers about how they’re coping with this new normal, and what the future may hold.

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