Information Today’s Final 2011 Conferences

The last two conferences on ITI’s fall conference calendar are the HTML5 Video Summit and Streaming Media West both co-located on November 8-9 in Los Angeles, CA.

The HTML5 Video Summit is an expansion of a very successful track at this year’s Streaming Media East conference last May.  The conference website gives the motivation for this Summit:

“It’s becoming increasingly important to deliver video not just on the web but to a multitude of mobile devices, set-top boxes, and connected TVs, and content providers, browser developers, and end users can no longer afford to have the primary video delivery mechanisms locked up in standards that can’t adapt to new environments. The effects of HTML5 have already had an impact throughout the industry. Major media sites such as YouTube, The New York Times, CNN, Vimeo, and more are already offering HTML5 video players, while web giants Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Mozilla are rapidly adding HTML5 features.  It’s time to consider how HTML5 can help your business move forward in these exciting times.”

The conference is focused on practical applications; several “How To” presentations are on the program, as are comparisons of HTML5 with other platforms such as Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight; standards; and a look into the future.

 

The opening keynote at Streaming Media West will be presented by Michael Aragon, VP, GM, Global Digital Video and Music Services, Sony Network Entertainment.  Other presentations include those on Facebook as a platform for distributing digital media, Google TV, enterprise communications, and the business of premium online video.

Both conferences will share the keynote session and the exhibit hall.

Don Hawkins
Columnist, Information Today and Conference Circuit Blog Editor

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