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Leadership and Innovation Expert Dr. Adam Klein and Time Magazine Contributor Jeremy Caplan Confirmed for Cross Media NYC 2010

New York, NY (PRWEB) March 8, 2010

Media veteran Dr. Adam Klein who has held senior management positions at MTV, Ask Jeeves, EMI, and Hasbro will deliver a special Case Study on the state of the music industry and current cross media opportunities at this week’s Cross Media NYC Conference http://www.crossmedianyc.com, which takes place on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at the Scholastic Theatre in New York from 6pm to 9:30pm. Klein is the founder of the leadership and innovation company Media Leader LLC, and has over 20 years of experience in the media and entertainment sector with both established and technology-led companies. Cross Media NYC 2010 will be streamed live online courtesy of http://www.livestream.com, the conference’s official streaming partner and one of the most powerful broadcast platforms on the internet with more than 16.7 million unique viewers each month. Find more websites like this and info on related sites.

Dr. Klein will be joined by transmedia storytelling expert Jeff Gomez, who will deliver a separate case study on Coca Cola’s Happiness Factory, demonstrating how an entertainment IP can successfully be distributed and monetized across multiple platforms. Gomez works on some of the biggest entertainment franchises including Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean, and Hasbro’s Transformers.

Cross Media NYC also confirmed today that the event’s super panel will be moderated by longtime Time Magazine contributor Jeremy Caplan. Caplan, a Visiting Professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, writes high-impact stories about business and technology, covering giants Google, Apple and Yahoo and smaller tech firms such as Farecast, Zillow and 37 Signals. Titled Melting the Silos: the Reality of Cross Media Integration, the panel will feature media heavy hitters Roger Keating, Senior Vice President of Hearst Television Inc., President of HollywoodLife.com Bonnie Fuller, Ubisoft’s Cross Media Group Senior Producer Mathieu Ferland, RIM/Blackberry Vice President of Multimedia Integration Alistair Mitchell and global interactive agency Digitas’ Senior Vice President Ashley J. Swartz.

“We are excited to add two additional major figures in the media space to our already impressive lineup of speakers at Cross Media NYC,” said Founder of CROSS MEDIA NYC Gavin McGarry. “With Dr. Adam Klein delivering a special case study on music and Jeremy Caplan moderating our super panel, we look forward to providing a platform of insight from each sector of the industry, where attendees can learn how to monetize through today’s cross media opportunities.”

In addition to the panel and demos, four technology companies will present cross media product demonstrations during the conference. These include:
Demo # 1: David Kruis President and CEO of Metranome will demostrate the first ever animated Dilbert and New Yorker Magazine “Cartoon a Day” integrated calendar applications for BlackBerry phones.
Demo #2: Petri Martikainen CEO of MultiTouch will demonstrate its advanced technology that includes MultiTouch cell and boxes which are used in markets such as retail businesses, advertising, exhibitions, museums and design.
Demo #3: Sam Cox CEO of Milabra will demostrate their pioneering online image analysis, with a proprietary technology developed by leading MIT scientists in the pattern recognition field creating solutions for online advertising transactions.
Demo #4: Michael Scissons CEO of Syncapse will demonstrate SocialTALK an innovative tool which allows companies and brands to more effectively create, publish and measure their social media content strategy.
CROSS MEDIA NYC 2010 will feature participation from senior executives in such industries as Video (web video, TV, Film, DVD), Internet (websites, podcasts, social media, marketing, music, email), Gaming (Social Gaming, Virtual Worlds, Console), Publishing (magazine, books), Mobile (apps), Advertising and Merchandise. CROSS MEDIA NYC 2010 takes place Wednesday, March 10, 2010 from 6:00pm 9:30pm at the Scholastic Theater: 557 Broadway, Prince Street.

A number of major media and entertainment companies are confirmed to attend and participate at this week’s Cross Media NYC event, these companies include: Aditall, Chris Pfaff Tech/Media, comScore, Defined Logic, Digitas, Discovery Communications, Diversion Media/HD Cloud, Earth TV, Getty Images, Hanft Raboy + Partners, HGTV, Hollywood Life, Linkedin, Metranome, Quantum Media Partners, Readers Digest, Reynolds Dewalt, RIM/Blackberry, Seventh Generation, Starlight Runner, Stevens Media Consulting, Storyboard TV, Take Out Marketing, Turner, and Ubisoft.

CROSS MEDIA NYC 2010 has a number of prominent sponsors for the event including the Government of Canada, NATPE, Mashable, C21 Media and the New York Television Festival.

Conference founder Gavin McGarry is a veteran digital media executive. He was part of the global content team at web video start up JOOST and former head of Cross Platform Business Development for ENDEMOL. Currently McGarry runs Jumpwire Media, a cross media agency that helps companies profit from the emerging digital platforms. Conference co-founder Jennifer Harkness has been in the media and event business for over 20 years. Prior to joining Jumpwire Media as a Vice President Harkness was the Executive Director of the Banff World TV Festival. At Jumpwire Media, Harkness currently advises on such international events such as NATPE, KidScreen Summit and Stratford Documentary Festival.

For tickets, sponsorship or to submit speakers, please contact Jennifer Harkness 917-209-9797, info(at)jumpwiremedia(dot)com.

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Speaker Bios

Dr. Adam Klein

Adam founded and runs the leadership & innovation company Media Leader llc, through which he is committed to providing the complete resources required in preparing and supporting the next generation of business leaders to create a sustainable competitive advantage through building constant innovation companies. Additionally, he teaches graduate journalism students to understand and embrace the evolving digital media business realities at Columbia University (GSJ). Throughout his career, Adam has leveraged a combination of practical senior Executive leadership responsibilities, Strategy development analytical rigor, and Academic discipline to provide insights and pragmatic actions for effectively leading businesses through constant innovation to drive sustainable competitive advantage and growth. For the past 20 years Adam has particularly applied this expertise within the rapidly transforming media industry sector confronted by the relentless advances in digital technology, consumer adaption and business model collapse -affecting both the ‘established’ content-rich and the emergent ‘technology led’ media companies. He believes that constant innovation of products and organizational capabilities is the future of successful competitiveness. Adam is a pragmatic strategist whose starting point of insight is always to understand customers’ interests and needs. This allows him to innovate products and services that are highly valued, while at the same time develop marketing programs and advertising communications that effectively find the target audiences within their evolving, and increasingly digital, media life styles. Leading, Designing and Supporting this constant transition is Adam’s passion and experience.

Jeremy Caplan

Time Magazine contributor Jeremy Caplan writes high-impact stories about business and technology, covering giants Google, Apple and Yahoo and smaller tech firms like Farecast, Zillow and 37 Signals. He also covers cultural trends, writing popular stories on subjects ranging from carrotmobs and cereal cafes to mini-lit and life-hacking. Caplan is a visiting professor at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism. In 2008-09 Caplan served as the Wiegers Fellow at the Columbia Business School, where he earned his MBA. In 2007 he was selected as a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at the Columbia Journalism School. In the years before he joined Time, Caplan worked for George Plimpton at the Paris Review, reported on tech for Newsweek, and wrote a monthly tech column for Yahoo! Internet Life. An expert on simplifying complex technology tools, Caplan has taught at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Marymount Manhattan, St. John’s University, Post University, and Hunter College on subjects ranging from writing and reporting to new media and interactive journalism. He has also worked on courses at Columbia Business School and Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. Caplan has appeared as an expert on CNN, CNBC, Fox and other networks and served as a featured speaker at conferences of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the South Asian Journalists Association, the Association of Independent Information Professionals, and the National Writers Workshop. He also teaches and tutors regularly on a volunteer basis for HarlemLive, Principal for a Day, and other youth programs.

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The Weather Channel Names Bob Walker EVP of Marketing and Cross Platform Development











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Atlanta, GA (Vocus) March 24, 2010

Bob Walker, former president & general manager of WXIA-TV and WATL-TV in Atlanta, has been named executive vice president of marketing and cross platform development for The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC). In this newly created role, Walker will have overall responsibility for the company’s marketing strategy and enterprise wide marketing activities including research, consumer marketing and distribution marketing and will work closely with the heads of product, business development, programming and advertising sales to accelerate cross platform development. He will be based at the company’s Atlanta headquarters and report to Michael J. Kelly, CEO of TWCC.

“We are thrilled that Bob is joining us, particularly at a time when our growth and presence on all platforms is accelerating rapidly. Bob’s deep background in local news on both video and digital platforms and his relationships with the broadcasting community will have significant impact on our cross platform strategy and our industry-leading positions in mobile, online and television,” said Kelly.

“The opportunity to join Mike and the team at The Weather Channel Companies is truly an honor,” said Walker. “The trust and credibility that The Weather Channel brand has earned is a tribute to their commitment to provide best in class service for advertisers, distributors and consumers on television, online and on mobile devices.”    

As president & general manager at WXIA-TV and WATL-TV, Walker was responsible for the overall management, operation and strategic direction for two television stations and growth of the stations’ digital businesses. He has served as the president & general manager of WXIA-TV since 1996 and assumed responsibility for WATL-TV in 2006 after Gannett acquired the station. Prior to that role, Walker was vice president of broadcast and held various sales, marketing and research roles in his nearly 22 year career with Gannett. He began his professional career with Arthur Andersen & Company in Denver.

An active member of the Atlanta community, Bob works with a number of organizations, among them the Woodruff Arts Center board of trustees executive committee, the Zoo Atlanta board and the First Tee of Atlanta, for which he is chair of the board of directors. A Denver, CO native, Bob is a graduate of the University of Colorado and lives in Atlanta with his wife and four children.

About The Weather Channel Companies:

The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC) is made up of The Weather Channel television network, The Weather Channel digital properties, and Weather Services International (WSI). The Weather Channel® is based in Atlanta and is seen in more than 99 million U.S. households. TWC also operates Weatherscan, a 24-hour all-local weather network; The Weather Channel Radio Network; and The Weather Channel HD. The digital properties of TWC, which include the weather.com® site, The Weather Channel Desktop and The Weather Channel Mobile, reach more than 40 million unique users online each month and is the most popular source of online weather, news and information according to Nielsen//NetRatings. WSI, headquartered in Andover, MA, primarily provides business-to-business weather services, particularly for the media, aviation, marine and energy sectors. TWCC is owned by a consortium made up of NBC Universal and the private equity firms The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital. For more information, visit http://www.weather.com/press.

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Global Video Encoders Market to Cross US$ 1.0 Billion by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.











San Jose, California (PRWEB) July 13, 2010

Digitalization is a new buzzword of modern world, which may perhaps not be viable without the proliferation of video compression technologies. Advancements in video CODECs (compression and decompression) have been the key foundations for the delivery of digital video over multiple media applications (broadcast, cable, satellite, IPTV and others). Historically, video was stored as an analog signal on magnetic tape and over the time with latest technologies in place, compact disc entered the market as a digital-format replacement for analog audio and video. Currently, the ongoing digital trend is endorsing demand for the delivery of quality video at lowest possible bit rates over multiple media, and thus driving growth for video encoders.

While the demand for video encoders is expected to be driven by local digital mandates, a higher risk for postponement exists in many regions due to financial constraints of broadcasters for supporting capital expenditures. Despite continuously increasing product penetration, the market is being challenged by the freeze on capital expenditure and investment cutbacks resulting in intense competition and increased pricing pressure. However, digital mandates in Western Europe, China and other Asian regions are likely to boost growth in the market. North America leads the global video encoders market, as stated by the new market research report on video encoders

Although Cable TV remains to be the preferred pay-TV service globally, its revenues are expected to be affected by the economic recession and limited investments by cable operators on digital equipment. Demand for satellite encoders is also likely to be affected. On the contrary, IPTV represents the fastest growing end-use application segment for video encoders globally. IPTV services are also gaining considerable penetration in the Asian and European markets for offering subscribers with interactive services, capability of recording content on PVR devices, games, and VOD. The increasing demand for the services is likely to lead to adoption of sophisticated compression encoders offering superior bit savings.

HD and other advanced compression format upgrades remain to be the real growth drivers for the video encoders market. Penetration of HD unit is likely to exceed deployment of SD units by the year 2011, and thus vendors would be forced to supply low cost efficient products. With rise in demand by broadcasters for solutions with JPEG2000, AVC and other sophisticated compression formats, HD products remain a prospective avenue for investment.

Key players dominating the global video encoders market include ARRIS Group, Inc., Anystream, Ateme SA, Envivio, Inc., Harmonic Inc., Harris Corporation, International Datacasting Corporation, MainConcept AG, Motorola, Inc., Cisco Service Provider Video Technology Group, Ericsson Television Ltd., Telestream, Inc., and VBrick Systems, Inc., among others.

The report titled “Video Encoders: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of industry overview, market trends, product overview, product introductions/innovations, profiles of major players, and recent industry activity. The report analyzes market data and analytics for the global video encoders market in terms of revenue for regions including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. End-use applications analyzed include Broadcast & Cable TV, Satellite TV, Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), and Enterprise & Private Networks.

For more details about this comprehensive market research report, please visit – http://www.strategyr.com/Video_Encoders_Market_Report.asp

About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a reputed publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company is globally recognized as one of the world’s largest market research publishers. The company employs over 800 people worldwide and publishes more than 1100 full-scale research reports each year. Additionally, the company also offers thousands of smaller research products including company reports, market trend reports, and industry reports encompassing all major industries worldwide.

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