Today, September 19, 2014, there is an interesting set of presentations happening at the Columbia Club in New York City, organized by the Columbia (University) Institute for Tele-Information (CITI) called the "CITI State of Telecom 2014". Subtitled, "From the Internet of Science to The Internet of Next Generation Entertainment Implications for Content, Technology and Industry Consolidation", the session description states:
The goal of the early Internet was to connect research institutions. Yet today 71% of all Internet traffic consists of video, games, and music, and that number is growing. This transition raises issues for media content, technology, industry consolidation, business strategy, and regulatory policy. Media companies, academics, policy makers, and technologists must think ahead.
You can watch it all live at:
The sessions are being recorded, too, and are available at that address.
The session agenda and list of all the speakers is available on the CITI event page. The quick summary is:
- 9:00am Welcome and Introduction of Topic
- 9:15am Session 1- Technology and business drivers of the transformation of the Internet
- 10:25am Session 2- Emerging business, marketing, and transaction models for Next Generation Video (NGV)
- 11:35am Coffee Break
- 11:50am Session 3- Public Interest Dimensions in Next-Generation Video and Networks
- 12:50pm Lunch
- 1:50pm Session 4 - Consolidation in the network platform industry: drivers and impacts
- 3:00pm Coffee Break
- 3:10pm Session 5 - New TV and (video) OTT issues for telecom and media policy
- 4:20pm Session 6 - Defining the future: initiatives to lead the next generation of internet video
- 5:30 Closing remarks and reception
The sessions began 3.5 hours ago at 9:00am US Eastern and will continue for another 5 hours. I've learned a good bit from a number of the sessions - and am listening right now to the discussion around the challenges of getting Internet infrastructure deployed in rural areas of the USA.
Great sessions to listen to!
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