I'm pleased to announce to the ReelSEO community the Online Video Platform Summit, a new two-day single track event held in conjuction with the annual Streaming Media West Conference and Exhibition on November 18-19th in San Jose, Calif. The Online Video Platform Summit was born from the success of this year's Streaming Media East conference in New York City that had a record attendance of 3,733 attendees, up 5% from the 2008 total and the largest number in the Streaming Media conferences 11 year history.
Online video is by far the fast growing medium on the Internet and according to Cisco, over 90% of the traffic on the web. The market for online video platforms has also expanded rapidly and as Online Video Platform Summit Chair and Streaming Media magazine editor Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen pointed out,
"with the recent glut of online video platforms—more than 60 of them and counting—organizations face both unprecedented choice and intimidating confusion when it comes to the best way to get their video online in a way that will help them grow their business."
Online video platforms are becoming more focused on a wide array of capabilities from content management, encoding, advertising, syndication and monetization. As the market further expands and consolidates more choices become available and education is key for online media publishers to better understand, purchase and deploy the solutions available from the saturated online video platforms market. The Online Video Platform Summit was designed to help fill the void in educating video publishers of all types and sizes who are looking to publish content for the first time and need help with their online video solutions and strategies.
Attendees will learn about the components they need and the value that online video platforms can bring to their company or organization to better publish, distribute, and monetize online video content. Attendees will hear from a variety of industry leaders and see showcases of leading online video platforms demonstrate their features and capabilities including Kaltura, Kyte, VMIX, Delve Networks, , Datpresenter, Sorenson 360, and . There will be also an exclusive keynote by Jeremy Allaire, CEO and Chairman of who will discuss the future of online video.
One of the sessions will be moderated by our very own ReelSEO Founder and Publisher Mark Robertson who will lead a discussion on, "Optimizing Search and Video Discoverability." Other sessions will cover metrics and analytics, monetization, syndication, user experience, ROI, interactive video and best practices for online video publishing. See the full program here and mark your calendar.
Registration is also open for both the Online Video Platform Summit and and all Streaming Media West keynotes are free to attend for both OVP Summit attendees and the exhibition only attendees.
As Co-Chair the event I'll be sharing more details in the coming weeks as the speaker slots for each session are filled.
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