I’m pleased to announce that in conjunction with our Streaming Media West show, taking place Oct. 30-31 in Los Angeles, we will be launching a brand new conference focused on video deployments within the enterprise and education verticals. While a portion of the content at our East and West shows have always included topics pertaining to video within the firewall, we think more focus is needed on enterprise video and will now have a whole show dedicated to the topic.
Called the “Enterprise Video Conference“, the event will be two-days in length and have two concurrent tracks with case study presentations, round-table panels, how-to sessions and possibly their own keynotes. While I wanted to wait until the website was up before I announced the show, I need to get started on the agenda and the call for speakers.
In addition to the work I will be doing to plan the show, I am also recruiting an advisory board of industry experts as well end-user customers who deploy and use these solutions every day to help me plan the content of the show. Multiple enterprise organizations who deliver video inside the firewall have agreed to help as well as numerous universities. I’ll announce the advisory committee shortly and if anyone wants to be considered for an advisory role to help me shape the content of the conference, please reach out to me ASAP.
As with all of our events, end-user customers are going to be a key focus of the show. There will be room for vendors to speak as well, but I really want to highlight as many customer success stories as possible. Vendors have done an excellent job at getting many of their fortune 500 customers to speak and present at past shows and I’ll looking for suggestions for the Enterprise Video Conference as well.
Until the website is up with more details, anyone interested in getting involved, submitting a customer to speak or wanting to pitch me any ideas or suggestions can simply send me en email. I don’t have deadlines yet for speaking submissions, but I suspect the deadline will be in about 30 days from now. Those interested in potentially being advisory members or moderators who want to organize a session of their own need to contact me quickly – by the end of this month.
There are tons of conferences and shows in the industry, but very few are focused, bring a qualified audience and are geared only towards the use and adoption of video amongst enterprise and educational institutions. This isn’t our show, it’s the industry’s and this is your chance to give feedback, pitch in and help make the Enterprise Video Conference show people that there is more to video than just media and entertainment content. Video deployments inside the enterprise and edu don’t get enough credit and with your help, we can change that.
So if you have ideas, suggestions, want to speak, moderate or be involved in way, the flood gates are open. Email me, call me (917-523-4562) and please realize that speaking spots will go fast. The content for this conference will come together quickly, so don’t wait too long to reach out if you want to be involved.