Category — Events
On Tuesday, May 10th, I happily left work a little early to browse the exhibits at this year’s Streaming Media East event. If you have never been to the event and you’re into online multimedia then I highly recommend you check out SM West in November 2011. This year was a little tamer than last year with regards to Online Video Platforms, with some of the larger names like Brightcove, Ooyala, and KIT Digital bowing out this year. Some of the well-known OVP providers like Kaltura, Limelight, Polycom, Mediaplatform, and Qumu were present, while lesser-known companies with some unique, if not innovative, qualities stood out for me like Magnify.net, Vbrick, Empress, and Ignite. Later that evening at another Online Video event, Steve Rosenbaum from Magnify.net made a good point about the expo, particularly about Online Video Platforms – when you visit a car dealership, you wouldn’t necessary say, “excuse me, I would like to buy a car, and then drive off the lot in one an hour later. These days there are trucks, sedans, SUVs, etc. The same goes with the OVP market.” I couldn’t agree more, as there can be significant differences in a webcasting platform versus the traditional OVP. Below are just some examples of what Streaming Media East had to offer.
May 24, 2011 Comments Off
Earlier this week I attended the NY Video Meetup group, which was an excellent break from the monotony of work, home, gym, etc. Why not shake things up? The event was sponsored-in-part and hosted by AOL headquarters (770 Broadway (and 9th St), New York, NY 10003).
I must say when I got to the 6th floor lobby I felt homesick. My first company after college was very-much like AOL’s furnishings. It had a start-up feel to it, where everything was white, and glossy, and lots of bright colors. The $10 admission paid for the beer and pizza, which also reminded me of the old days – perhaps again some day. The people present were very cool and laid back; most seemed to be artists, musicians, or small business owners – it was a nice break from working within a large company as mine and getting to know some new people with new ideas. There were in total, according to the Meetup site, about 140 people.
April 2, 2011 Comments Off
Summary Review: An informative and intelligent seminar for beginners (like me) or experienced professionals that challenges and explores the Product Management role. Practical Product Management introduces the Pragmatic Marketing framework, and uses it as a guide to deliver the course objectives throughout both days. Led by an experienced and engaging instructor, the material was well distributed and coveyed. I highly recommend the seminar for those new to the Product Management or professionals looking for new tools to improve their business. I look forward to writing my second and equally positive review on the follow up class, Requirements that Work.
Overall Rating: 9/10 (scale of 1-10, 10 being the highest) [Read more →]
August 3, 2010 4 Comments