MIX06: The Future of Media and the Web

Posted in Conferences, Companies, Web Technologies, Development on March 26, 2009

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Open syndication formats and protocols, the rise of user-generated content, and advances in digital media technology are all changing the way that people incorporate media into their lifestyles. The changes give consumers more choice about how they mix and mash their media, and create new opportunities for publishers of microcontent and blockbusters alike. Come join our diverse panel of industry experts for a lively discussion about the implications of these trends.

Paul Sidlo
Paul Sidlo is widely-recognized as one of the pioneers in the field of computer graphics and 3-D animation and has been a producer, director and designer for over twenty years. His work has earned him numerous awards, including nine Emmys. He brings to both REZN8 a significant technical & creative expertise that has been developed over a long period of time from the early emergence of computer graphics to the advanced technologies in that field today. Paul Sidlo is Founder, CEO and Senior Creative Director of REZN8. The company was founded in 1987 and is a recognized world-leader in conceptualizing, designing and producing high-end graphics, multi-media branding and graphic image systems that are employed to build and promote a brand by creating lasting relationships between the message and the viewer.

Marc Canter
Broadband Mechanics
Marc Canter is one of the most recognized people in the sphere of open standards, social networks and blogging, and he has been interviewed and quoted on the subject matter in numerous publications. Marc is a frequent speaker and panelist at conferences such as Web 2.0, SuperNova, Gnomedex, AlwaysOn Innovation, SXSW and many others. Marc is also a contributer to many open standards efforts and is champion for end-user controlled digital identities and content - being a co-founder of the Identity Gang. Over the years Marc has also traveled all over the world, consulting to global corporations (AOL, EMI, PCCW, Reuters, T-W, Sony, JVC, Fujitsu, Telecom Italia, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Apple, Kalieda Labs and many others) and has written on the multimedia industry and burgeoning world of micro-content publishing and social networking. He is the founder and CEO of Broadband Mechanics, a digital lifestyle aggregator (DLA) company. Marc started MacroMind - which became Macromedia.

Darin Brown
Avenue A
Darin was appointed head of the West Region in November 2005, following a position as general manager of the company's Northwest operations. Prior to that, he was executive vice president of SBI.Razorfish, where he spearheaded the company's go-to-market strategy and helped to define and evolve the set of customer-facing solution offerings, contributed to client development strategies, and acted as the executive consultant for key clients who use these services. He has developed interactive marketing campaigns for clients such as Hotels.com, adidas, and Visa. Prior to SBI.Razorfish, Darin was managing partner of the brand building group for the Northwest region of marchFIRST. Darin has had a long career in client services, beginning at Leo Burnett Advertising, where he created the award-winning Leo Burnett Interactive Group. He is a graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business Administration, University of Western Ontario.

Jason Rapp
New York Times

Mike Kelly
Arrow Design Studio

Jeff Sandquist
"Jeff Sandquist is a director in the Developer and Platform Evangelism Team at Microsoft and one of the creators of Channel 9 and 10. Jeff's been at Microsoft for ten years partnering with customers worldwide helping them succeed on Microsoft platforms such as Windows, IE, .NET, and the upcoming Windows Vista.<br>Channel 9 combines video blogging, wikis, RSS, tagging and a forums-based comments engine to bring Microsoft and its developers closer together through transparency and dialogue. Channel 9 was inspired by United Airline's in-flight audio channel of the same name in which passengers can listen in to hear pilots and Air Traffic Control guiding flights in real-time. We've recently launched 10, a sister to site to Channel 9.<br>10 is a place for people who want to use technology to change the world. Every weekday at 10:00 am (PST) we'll update 10 with a new video that highlights people, their passions and often the technology they are using. At the end of each week we compile these segments into a full length show that includes some extra surprises you won't see in the daily episodes."

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