I am writing this post after (hopefully) overcoming my jet lag in San Jose, California. I first came to VON a year ago, and this year, in Spring VON, I am moderating 3 panels:
Integrating video into social media applications seems to be a natural fit. New online video sites are beginning to shift more toward community-oriented platforms, where people with common interests can experience video content with complete social networking functionality such as chat, text messaging and interest profiles. This panel examines the viral growth of social networking in combination with traditional broadcast media, user generated content, live broadcast and video chat and how it will affect our viewing future.
Who will be attracted, and what are the benefits of online video to the social networker?
Who are some of the companies today providing online video and social media?
What online video advertising models will take effect in community sites?
Mike Borsetti CEO and Founder, Abovetel
David Boyer Chief Architect, Unified Communications Division
Cary Bryan, Cisco Systems
Kfir Pravda IMTC Vice President of Marketing; CEO Pravda Media
Moderator: Anatoli Levine IMTC President and Sr Director of Software Support
Jonathan Christensen General Manager for Video and Audio Skype
Brad Hunstable Founder, Ustream.tv
Loic Le Meur CEO and Founder, Seesmic
Robert Scoble Managing Director, Fast Company
Ramu Sunkara CEO, Qik.com
In a world of multiple devices with multiple connections to ‘open’ Networks and the virtualization of “The Deck”, multimedia content delivery is no longer about simply getting it there and billing for it later. It’s about dynamically choosing the least cost route and highest margin content sources…transcoding and transcrypting… ingesting from and publishing into multiple destinations simultaneously …intelligently generating and leveraging metadata for making recommendations and targeting ads…making efficient use of thenetworks at hand..and making sure everybody in the value chain gets paid. Come hear experts from Vantrix, Roundbox, and RealNetworks, discuss the challenges at hand and share best practices
Jean Mayrand Co-Founder & CTO, Vantrix Corporation
Vinod Valloppill Vice President Product Marketing, Roundbox
Chris Steck IMTC CTO, and Director of Technology, RealNetworks