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List Of Open Speaking Spots At SM West Show: Enterprise, Connected TV, OTT Video And Others

I'm getting close to finalizing all of the roughly 120 speakers for the 2011 Streaming Media West show, talking place in LA on November 8-9th. We've already got a great lineup of speakers confirmed from:

  • Miramax, Starz, CBS Interactive, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Turner Broadcasting, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Shaw Communications, Google TV, VEVO, MLB, Comcast, Cisco, Wachovia, Microsoft Advertising, MTV Networks, AOL Video, General Motors, Fanhattan, Sony Network Entertainment, CNET, TiVo, Roku, Amazon, Yahoo!, Revision3, Hearst Interactive Media, NBCUniversal – E!, South Park Digital Studios, Sling Media, Western Digital, Chumby, New York Times and many more.

I still have a few speaking spots open, details of which you can see below. If you are interested in any of these, please see the requirements and details listed with the session. And please, don't just send me an email saying you want it. Include full details on the speaker, the company, why they are a fit and any other info that would help me make a decision. The more info you send me, the better chance you have at getting it. Thanks.

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
C102 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Best Practices For Enterprise Communications
One size doesn't fit all when it comes to matching video delivery platforms with enterprise communication strategy. A town hall meeting with the CEO is a very different thing than a geographically dispersed team meeting, and different technology requirements are needed for each. To further complicate things, all video delivery platforms have their strengths and weaknesses, and different departments in the organization often own different parts of the technologies and strategies. What's a communicator to do? Learn from experts in corporate communications, event planning, and technology support about best practices for finding and using the right mix of video technologies to reach your audience most effectively.

Multiple speaking spots open. Other confirmed speakers are Wachovia, Cisco, NASA. I'm looking for as many enterprise customers on this panel as possible.

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
C104 2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Impact Of Carrier Based CDNs On Video Delivery
This panel will discuss the CDN plans and implementations of major North American carriers for delivering video to the last-mile. Topics will include the technologies, economics and product offering that make carrier CDNs compelling and how they may disrupt the traditional CDN model. Panelists will provide updates on their companies' strategies, perspective on the market and unique relationships their companies can forge with content owners and other partners.<

Multiple speaking spots open. Other confirmed speakers are Comcast and Verizon. I'm looking for carriers for this panel.

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
A105 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Traditional TV vs. The Connected Living Room – Who Will Win?
With the confluence of content from new media, UGC, and web-based video producers along with traditional studios, cable companies, and TV stations, what technologies are necessary to bring all of this content together onto one Internet-connected smart TV device? We've heard about the connected living room for years, but why has it not yet happened? What's holding back mass adoption of smart TV technologies? A look at how consumer demand, big media politics, and innovative new startups are coming together to make smart TV a reality.

Multiple speaking spots open. Other confirmed speakers are Fanhattan and Canaan Partners. I'm open to all suggestions for this session.

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
C105 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
How To: Enterprise Video Case Studies
This session will present case studies from leading enterprise organizations showcasing their use and deployment of video for live and on-demand applications. Attendees will learn about webcasting workflows, on-demand applications, and ways enterprise companies are using video today to improve communications, increase efficiency, and enhance their businesses.

One speaking spot open. This is a case study presentation spot lasting 20 minutes. I am looking for an enterprise customer.

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
A201 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Cranking Up The Content Machine
This session will focus on what it takes to build up a library of quality content that will attract viewers. What's the competition for content like among the leading streaming companies? What kind of deals are they making with content owners? What kind of content is in/out of reach? These and other questions will be answered by a panel of content syndicators as well as reps from the content companies that sell to them.

Multiple speaking spots open. Other confirmed speakers are Variety and Starz. I'm open to all suggestions for this session.

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
A203 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Strategies for Preparing Your Video for Tablets and Mobile Devices
If you distribute or produce content that will be digitally consumed, you are faced with preparing your media for a multitude of screens. From Android-based tablets to the iPad, iPhone 4, and beyond, mobility is the new video frontier. So what's the right strategy to reach all these devices? How many variants of one clip must a publisher create? Which platforms will yield the greatest uptake? In this session, industry leaders with hands-on experience will answer these questions and provide a best practices approach to help you develop your content to multiple devices.

One speaking spot open. Other confirmed speakers are Hearst Interactive Media, MLB, NBCUniversal – E!. I'm open to all suggestions for this session.

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
B203 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
How Streaming Video Is Changing The Television Landscape
Streaming sites like Hulu, CBS, ABC, and others have proven that savvy audiences are turning to their computers for entertainment, and in a way that's profitable. How are traditional and cutting-edge companies capitalizing on this trend? In addition to providing the content, how are they taking advantage of this "connected" platform as they deliver content? And finally, how might online video based subscription offerings affect cable companies to this new content source?

Multiple speaking spots open. Other confirmed speakers are South Park Digital Studios, comScore. I'm open to all suggestions for this session.

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
A204 3:15 p.m. -4:15 p.m.
How Old Media Is Embracing Online Video and New Media
This session will discuss how converging media technologies are redefining traditional distribution methods; how interactive and on-demand services are changing; and how entertainment and news video is being consumed on new platforms. Come hear from some of the leading publishers, broadcasters, and advertisers about the impact that video and new media is having upon their business models.

Multiple speaking spots open. I'm open to all suggestions for this session.

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
B204 3:15 p.m. -4:15 p.m.
Winners and Losers in Over the Top Video
Smart TVs have joined new set top boxes, Blu-ray players, game consoles, and media center PCs as ways for internet-streamed video to reach the big screen. But with so many choices, how do you pick which ones to develop for, which ones to deploy on, and which ones to ignore? This session explores everything from the possible emergence of a standard stack for Smart TVs to handicapping Roku, Boxee, Google TV, and more. We'll also explore best practices in developing apps that work across many of these devices.

Multiple speaking spots open. I'm open to all suggestions for this session.