Busy Week in the Northeastern US for KIT
KIT digital is gearing up for a busy week in the northeastern US next week, where we’ll be sponsoring two different conferences:
Akamai Edge Customer Conference
KIT digital will be the exclusive sponsor of the Media & Entertainment track at Akamai’s Annual Customer Conference, October 11-14 at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston.
If you’re attending, stop by booth #32 for a demo of the KIT Video Platform and some of the latest OTT, multi-screen video experiences we’re powering for customers.
You can also sit in on one of the sessions we’re participating in:
KnowlEdge Round Table Discussion:
Social + TV – Why Everything You Know Is About To Change
Moderated by Alex Blum, Global COO, KIT digital
Wednesday, 12:00 – 1:00, Orleans Meeting Room
Nearly half of US adults who are online have used social media to engage with TV programming in some way within the last few months. We’re building to a fundamental shift in the way people access and interact with video, one that has the potential to reshape every corner of the broadcasting ecosystem – from production and promotion to distribution and monetization. Join us for an insightful discussion into the trends and solutions that are bringing people together around the TV set – even if they’re thousands of miles apart. Learn how other companies are dealing with this trend and how your business can best prepare for the coming shift.
Getting Streaming Video to Android, Apple iOS, Game Consoles and other devices
Thursday 2:10 – 3:20 PM
Will Law, Akamai, Marc Hollander, VP Engineering, Americas, KIT digital & Rema Morgan, Senior Systems Developer, Fandango
With more than a billion connected devices on the market today, companies need to have a multi-device platform distribution strategy. Akamai HD Network offers Universal Streaming functionality, which let’s video be easily streamed to iOS, Android, consoles, OTT devices and TV using the same set of files and a single URL. By means of this unique technology, Akamai removes the complexity of all the packaging differences of the devices. During this technical session, the audience will hear more about reaching the most important devices devices, simplifying workflow and reducing encoding costs.
Digital Content Monetization (DCM) East
We’ll also be part of the stellar lineup at next week’s DCM East, a multi-stream summit incorporating only the most senior strategists and decision-makers in Film, Sports, TV, Publishing, Games and Music. The event will take place at the Millennium Times Square, October 11-14.
Alan Wolk, our Managing Director of Social Strategy, will be MCing an afternoon of sessions about social media, from 2PM – 4PM on Thursday, October 13th:
2PM – Monetizing Synchronous Games through Virtual Goods
Geoff Cook, CEO, MyYearbook
2:40 PM – Panel discussion: building and maintaining your online community
Caroline Rodehau, Pubisher, New York Girl Style
Dan Lewis, Director New Media Communications, Sesame Workshop
Alan Wolk, Managing Director of Social Strategy, Kit Digital
Geoff Cook, CEO, My Yearbook
3:20 PM – Panel: How to monetize social media
Jessica Rovello, President, Arkadium
Kris Soumas, Head of Games, AETN Digital Media
Gabe Vehovsky, EVP of Strategy & Client Solutions, Discovery Digital Media Group
If you’re in the area, and planning to attend either show, let us know in the comments section – we’d love to meet up with you!