Washingtion, DC, March 14, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The Distributed Computing Industry Association (www.DCIA.info), an international trade organization with more than one-hundred industry-leading Member companies, including cloud computing, P2P, and social networking software developers and distributors, Internet service providers (ISPs), content rights holders, and service-and-support companies, today announced the agenda, sponsor, and principal speakers for its first ever CONTENT IN THE CLOUD Conference at NAB.
This inaugural DCIA Educational Conference within NAB is scheduled for Monday April 11th in Las Vegas, NV in conjunction with the 2011 NAB Show. CONTENT IN THE CLOUD will be sponsored by Kulabyte (www.kulabyte.com), which is commercially launching its new cloud-based Hyperstream at the NAB Show. For more information or to register with code TF26 and save $100 on SMART Pass or Conference Flex Pass, visit https://www.xpressreg.net/register/NABS041/landing.asp?p=TF26.
“The DCIA encourages you to attend our first ever CONTENT IN THE CLOUD Conference at NAB and explore this rapidly emerging technology that promises to expand the possibilities for online video delivery. If IPTV is in your current or future operating plans, you won't want to miss these eight keynotes and four panel discussions focused on cloud-managed content and its impact on consumers, television manufacturers, telecom industries, and the media,” said DCIA CEO Marty Lafferty in making the announcement.
“We are pleased to sponsor CONTENT IN THE CLOUD at NAB as we launch our new Hyperstream Live cloud transcoding service. We believe Hyperstream will significantly change the way live events are produced and streamed, and we are excited to showcase it with DCIA,” added Peter Forman, CEO of Kulabyte.
Anne-Carole Nourisson, VP of Licensing, Vivendi Mobile Entertainment (VME), will present the opening keynote address, "Vision for Content in the Cloud."
Jostein Svendsen, CEO, Creaza Videocloud will present the second keynote, "Cloud Vision vs. Technical Reality."
The first panel discussion, "The Impact on Consumers of Implementing Cloud Computing for Media Delivery" will feature Stefan Bewley, Director, Altman Vilandrie & Company; Kshitij Kumar, SVP, Mobile Video, Concurrent; Mike West, CTO, GenosTV; Mike Lewis, Founder, Kapost; Tom Mulally, Principal Analyst, Numagic; Guillermo Chialvo, Gerente de Tecnologia, Radio Mitre; Bill Kallman, President & CEO, Scayl; and Jonathan Sasse, SVP of Sales & Marketing, Slacker.
The third keynote, "Benefits of Cloud-Delivered Content for Consumers: Ubiquity, Cost, Portability Improvements," will be offered by Claude Tolbert, VP, Business Development, BitTorrent.
The fourth keynote, "Drawbacks of Cloud-Delivered Content for Consumers: Privacy, Reliability, Security Issues," will be presented by Jim Burger, Member, Dow Lohnes.
The second panel discussion, "The Impact of Cloud Computing on the Consumer Electronics and Telecommunications Industries," will feature Stephen Condon, Director of Market Development, AT&T; Dan Holden, Chief Scientist, Comcast Media Center; Sean Barger, CEO, Equilibrium; Dan Schnapp, Chair, New Media, Ent. & Tech., Hughes Hubbard; Devon Ferreira, Co-Founder, Patriot Digital; Mark Vrieling, CEO, ScreenPlay; Kurt Smith, VP, Sales, Verizon Digital Media Services; and Sean Jennings, VP, Solutions Architecture, Virtustream.
The fifth keynote, "Benefits of Cloud-Delivered Content to the Consumer Electronics and Telecommunications Industries: Advanced Capabilities, New Features, Cost Advantages," will be offered by Jonathan King, SVP, Business Development, Joyent.
The sixth keynote, "Drawbacks of Cloud-Delivered Content for Consumer Electronics and Telecommunications Industries: Infrastructure, Disruption, Accountability Issues," will be presented by James Capps, VP, Systems Engineering & Integrated Technology, Comcast.
The third panel, "The Impact on Broadcasters of Cloud Computing Deployment," will feature Scott Ryan, CEO, Asankya; Alexander Marquez, Director, Intel Capital; Devon Copley, Managing Director, Kaltura; Peter Forman, CEO, Kulabyte; Alex Castro, VP & GM, Video Platform Solutions, Limelight Networks; Guy de Beer, CEO, Playcast; David Dudas, VP of Video Solutions, Sorenson Media; and AJ McGowan, CTO, Unicorn Media.
The seventh keynote, "Benefits of Cloud-Delivered Content to Broadcasters: Efficiency, Control, Flexibility Improvements," will be offered by John Griffin, Director of Connected Electronics, Dolby Laboratories.
The eighth keynote, "Drawbacks of Cloud-Delivered Content to Broadcasters: Interoperability, Data Security, Quality of Service (QoS)," will be presented by Scott Brown, GM US, VP Strategic Relations, Octoshape.
The closing panel discussion, "The Years Ahead for Cloud Computing Deployment in the Television and Motion Picture Industries," will feature Chuck Stormon, CEO, Attend; Christopher Levy, CEO, BuyDRM; Les Ottolenghi, CEO & Founder, Fuzebox; Geng Lin, CTO, IBM - Cisco Systems Alliance; Randy Simpson, Director, Institute for Defense Analyses; Ramki Sankaranarayanan, CEO, Prime Focus Technologies; Ian Donahue, Co-Founder, RedThorne Media; and Jody Stark, Partner - Media & Entertainment, Verizon Business.
Registration can be done online at https://www.xpressreg.net/register/NABS041/landing.asp?p=TF26 or by calling 410-476-7965.
About the DCIA
The Distributed Computing Industry Association (DCIA) is a non-profit trade organization focused on commercial development of cloud computing, P2P, and related distributed computing technologies.
DCIA Membership is organized into three Groups: Content, Operations, and Platform. The DCIA conducts working groups and special projects, such as the P4P Working Group (P4PWG), Inadvertent Sharing Protection Working Group (ISPG), and Consumer Disclosures Working Group (CDWG). It also publishes the weekly online newsletter DCINFO.
Kulabyte develops and sells the industry’s highest quality, professional live video encoding and streaming software, servers, and portable systems for web, mobile, and point-to-point delivery. Utilizing proprietary and patent pending encoding techniques, Kulabyte's XStream Live provides significantly higher quality live HD H.264 Flash video and streaming HTTP video than any other encoder on the market - hardware or software.
Based on XStream Live, Kulabyte's Hyperstream live cloud encoding technology is available for licensing and its services are being used every day in a variety of vertical markets including live church streaming, sporting event streaming, distance education and training, HD IPTV and OTT systems, and Military and Department of Defense applications.
For more information, visit www.kulabyte.com. For a demo, visit http://live.kulabyte.com from any Flash-enabled device or iPhone/iPad, Blackberry, or Android mobile device. Kulabyte will be demonstrating its XStreamLive and Hyperstream products in booth SL 10211 at the NAB Show.