Announcing My Departure From StreamingMedia.com, But Not From The Industry

After 15 years at StreamingMedia.com I have decided to leave the company. I believe it is time to take the resources and experience I’ve gained over the past twenty plus years and use it to educate a larger audience, on a bigger stage, so I can help the industry grow faster, stronger and brighter. I’ll announce my new venture shortly, teaming up with an organization everyone in the industry knows well. I will still be producing conferences, covering news, organizing focused meetups, and writing on my blog (streamingmediablog.com) – amongst many other new offerings. I am also preparing a new conference around the content delivery market for spring 2018, starting a weekly podcast show in January and working on other resources for the industry. There will be no impact to my blog, email, or cell phone number.

My goal is to create more educational resources, to produce better conferences, create awareness for vendors, add more training content, share more data, provide more networking opportunities and to communicate more information in real-time. To give vendors and end-users a better way to collaborate, share information, gain exposure, and learn from each other.

Today, an entire industry of professionals relies on streaming and online video services for their livelihood. And I believe that it’s time that “together”, as an industry, we do everything we can to “make video matter”. With my new venture, it will be my job to provide you with the resources you need to help you do your job better, to advance your career, to keep the spotlight on our space, to highlight all the value video provides. I look forward to hearing your ideas, how you want to contribute, what resources you would like to see in the market, and how best I can help you and your company.

I would like to thank everyone who has supported myself and StreamingMedia.com over the past 15 years. I could not have produced the content for 47 conferences over that time, without your help. It has been an honor to represent the industry, so to speak, working to educate as many people as possible, and it’s not a responsibility I take lightly. This industry has taken very good care of me, and I try to look after it as best I can. Some may not always agree with how I do it, but the passion I have for this space is still what drives me, for what we have all accomplished together over the past twenty years. I look forward to continuing to do that on a larger scale and as always, you can reach out to me at anytime, 24 hours a day, by phone (917-523-4562) or email (dan@danrayburn.com). And if you’d like to hear about my new ventures, give me a shout!

When I got into this industry 23 years ago, it wasn’t about stock, money or buyouts. It was because everyday was challenging, cutting edge and fun – and for me, it still is. Here’s to a great New Year and new opportunities for us all.

  • David

    Congratulations on your new venture, Dan!

  • Steve

    Dan, you have been the best in this business for two decades. I look forward to hearing how you will continue to promote, inspire and push the industry forward.

  • Departing is a bit strong of a term here- you will always be the voice of the industry!

  • Great days ahead Dan, congratulations!