Monday, May 10, 2010

Next Stop, New York City for Streaming Media East 2010 #smeast2010

In just a few short hours I'll be boarding a plane from Oakland to New York City to attend the annual Streaming Media East conference and exhibition, held May 11-12th at the Hilton New York. I'm moderating a panel discussion, Media Framework: Video Publishing Platforms in the afternoon on Tuesday. For that session, I'll be joined by Bismarck Lepe of Ooyala, Ron Yekutiel of Kaltura, Daniel Webster of Media at Synaptic Digital and Jason Liebman of Howcast. We'll be discussing how the features, functionality and cost vary video publishing platforms, to give content owners a better understanding of what they need and what they should expect to pay for managing content.

The Streaming Media East show is now in its 13th year, and is one of the longest running conferences and exhibitions dedicated to the business and technology of online video. The wide variety of attendees range from content owners, viral video creators, online marketers, enterprise corporations, broadcast professionals, ad agencies, educators, and others who come to see and hear the latest online video technology but, more importantly, to discuss the business models that are coming of age. The pre-conference workshops and the Content Delivery Summit will be held today, May 10th.

I'll be live streaming updates via as well as various updates on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and many other network where I'm syndicating my feed. You can follow the Streaming Media East Twitter updates here: Streaming Media (StrMediaShows) on Twitter with the hashtag #SMeast10. I just checked the feed and I see a lot of familiar faces gearing up for the big event as well.

I've packed portable and easy-to-use online video publishing tools (Kodak Zi8, microphones, tripod, cables, connectors, batteries, etc) to capture interviews throughout the two-day event. I'll also be joined by my good friend Mark Robertson, Publisher of Reel and 2010 Streaming Media All-Star. We've confirmed a number of interviews already with a variety of online video executives from, Kontiki, VMIX, Sorenson Media, Wowza, and more to come. Stay tuned for updates and press releases from many of the companies participating in Streaming Media East, which should start hitting the wire within the next few hours and continue throughout the week.

For those who will be in New York, Dan Rayburn posted a reminder about the NY Video Meetup Tonight At The Hilton Hotel In NYC at 6:30pm. Five local online video startups (PlayOnDynamo PlayerSundaySkyVMIXKyte and Interlude) each get five minutes each to demo their new products live (no PPT slides) in front of hundreds of local peers. After the demos, join us at the Bridges Bar in the hotel lobby for drinks (cash bar) and networking. More details at or follow NY Video Meetup (NYVM) on Twitter.

Next stop, New York City!