• Upcoming NAB Show Offers Lots of Great Online Video Learning

    If you haven't signed up to attend this year's NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 11-13, I encourage you to do so. There will be a lot of high-value learning and networking around online and mobile video. And NAB Show has graciously offered a FREE exhibits pass (a $150 savings). I'll be involved in activities on both Monday and Tuesday.

    On Monday morning I'll be moderating a Super Session at 10:30am, "Connected TV: Smart Devices, New Strategies," which will feature Richard Buchanan (VP/GM, Content Operations, Comcast Media Center), Wilfred Martis (GM, Retail CE Products, Digital Home, Intel Corp), Susan Panico (Senior Director, PlayStation Network, Sony Computer Entertainment America), Jack Perry (Founder and CEO, Syncbak) and Paul Wehrley (co-founder and COO, Clicker). Connected TVs and devices are red-hot, and we will discuss their implications on the traditional TV ecosystem, how consumers are using them and what's ahead.

    Then on Tuesday, I'm hosting a full day of back-to-back sessions in the "Broadband Pit," a special area of the show floor devoted to broadband and mobile education and networking. The first session will begin at 10:30am, and we'll go straight through to 4:30 with a break for lunch. Executives from the following companies will present on these topics, followed by audience Q&A:

    FreeWheel - "Best Practices in Profiting from Professional Content"

    Digitalsmiths - "Connecting Consumers to Content Through Video Metadata"

    Microsoft - "An Overview of Microsoft's Media Technologies"

    Signiant - "Protecting Media Assets in the Digital Age"

    Akamai - "Content, Consumers, Complexity and the Cloud"

    ActiveVideo Networks - "iVOD: Using Intelligence in the Cloud to Drive Next-Generation, On-Demand Navigation"

    Taboola - "Too Much Information = No Information At All. Video Discovery."

    Encoding.com - "Vid.ly - The Universal Video URL Platform. One Video, All Formats."

    Aspera - "How Media Pros Can Fully Utilize the Cloud"

    Inlet (Cisco) - "Reaching Every Screen - An ABR Education from the Insiders"

    The sessions will offer online video decision-makers a range of insights, covering key areas of the ecosystem. It's going to be a terrific day of learning and making new connections.

    Click here to get the FREE exhibit pass ($150 savings) which will allow access to the Broadband Pit session. To attend the Super Session (and other sessions), check out other NAB Show packages.

    Feel free to email me if you have any questions (wrichmondATvideonuze.com)