|By Business Wire||
|April 2, 2014 02:49 PM EDT||
NAB Show today announced the program schedule for the second annual SPROCKIT, a year-round startup program that will kick-off once again at the 2014 NAB Show, April 5-10, in Las Vegas. SPROCKIT gives up-and-coming startups the opportunity to present their solutions to and collaborate with dozens of decision-makers and influencers at leading media and entertainment companies.
The SPROCKIT Hub (booth #C2455) – a dedicated space on the show floor for participants – will feature lively panel sessions on the changing industry landscape and the innovative products and solutions that are powering the future of media and entertainment. On Monday, April 7 at 2:00 p.m., the Hub will feature a special live interview with Daymond John of "Shark Tank." NAB Show attendees can join Wall Street Journal reporter Lee Hawkins as he sits down with John to learn about the entrepreneur's latest pursuits and get his insights on the growth of the industry.
The 27 SPROCKIT startups will have multiple opportunities to showcase their offerings to industry executives and show attendees, but the most anticipated sessions are the SPROCKIT Startups Pitches. Each startup will be allotted 5 minutes to pitch their company and value proposition, followed by a brief Q&A session, in front of potential partners and customers. The Startup Pitches schedule for Monday, April 7 in the SPROCKIT Hub is:
- 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: Tomorrowish, Penthera, Eyeris
- 12:15 - 1:05 p.m.: nfluence, Maz Digital, Wayin
- 1:10 - 3:05 p.m.: Civolution, Audiair, clypd inc.
- 3:10 - 4:05 p.m.: WebTuner Corp., theloop, Watchup
- 4:10 - 4:45 p.m.: ExciteM, XYZ Stream Hosting
The Startup Pitches continue Tuesday, April 8, and the schedule is:
- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: iPowow, ShareRocket, Cognitive Networks, Net2TV
- 12:05 - 2:05 p.m.: Shoelace Wireless, CloudFlare, Lingospot, SocialNewsDesk
- 2:10 - 3:05 p.m.: Paladin Innovators, Discourse Analytics, SportXast
- 3:10 - 3:45 p.m.: FEM Inc., Chute
Several of SPROCKIT's collaborators will host panel sessions in the SPROCKIT Hub, open to all NAB Show attendees. The companies will discuss their perspectives on the expanding broadcasting field and how organizations are transforming in the digital age. The panel schedule includes:
- Disney/ABC Television Group: "Creating the Watch ABC Product" – Monday, April 7, 11 - 11:45 a.m.
- Springboard Enterprises: "The Next Broadcast Revolution Starts Here" – Tuesday, April 8, 11 - 11:30 a.m.
- Google and Hearst Television: "Digital Revenue Now – Broadcasting and Digital Advertising" – Tuesday, April 8, 12:45 - 1:30 p.m.
- Cox Media Group: "Social Media Landscape & Engaging Viewers" – Wednesday, April 9, 9:15 - 10:00 a.m.
- Angel Capital Association: "Living with Angels" – Wednesday, April 9, 10 - 10:30 a.m.
- Hearst Television: "Can't We All Just Get Along?" – Wednesday, April 9, 11 - 11:45 a.m.
- Univision: "Staying Ahead and Monetizing on Today's Ever-Changing Space: Content Consumption" – Wednesday, April 9, 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
- Gannett: "Current Trends and Thoughts on Interactive TV" – Wednesday, April 9, 2 - 2:45 p.m.
- AARP: "Longevity Economy and Media/Tech Preferences for the 50+" – Wednesday, April 9, 3 - 3:45 p.m.
"This year's SPROCKIT program has evolved to bring together even more startups, thought leaders and industry executives," said Harry M. Glazer, founder and CEO, World Series of Start-Ups, LLC and the creator and co-producer of SPROCKIT. "The programming on SPROCKIT Hub stage will give NAB Show attendees the opportunity to experience the innovative products and solutions that are expected to shake-up the industry, as well as to learn from seasoned professionals about the current and future landscape of media and entertainment."
Created in partnership with World Series of Start-Ups, LLC and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), SPROCKIT is supported by Springboard Enterprises and New Vantage Group. SPROCKIT collaborators include: AARP, Angel Capital Association, Boston Consulting Group, Comcast, Convergent Wealth Advisors, Cox Media Group, Disney/ABC Television Group, Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) at the University of Southern California, Ernst & Young, Google, Hearst Television, infoDev, Interactive Television Alliance, Irving Group, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, mediaX at Stanford University, Monster Worldwide, National Science Foundation (NSF), SmithGeiger, Tribune Broadcasting and Univision.
MEDIA NOTE: For NAB Show registered media interested in attending any of the SPROCKIT sessions or meeting with specific companies, please contact Lindsay Hyman at [email protected].
About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 5-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. With more than 93,000 attendees from 156 countries and 1,550+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. Complete details are available at www.nabshow.com.
Please click here to register as news media.
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.
How do APIs and IoT relate? The answer is not as simple as merely adding an API on top of a dumb device, but rather about understanding the architectural patterns for implementing an IoT fabric. There are typically two or three trends: Exposing the device to a management framework Exposing that management framework to a business centric logic Exposing that business layer and data to end users. This last trend is the IoT stack, which involves a new shift in the separation of what stuff happe...
Jan. 31, 2015 12:30 AM EST Reads: 3,084
"For the past 4 years we have been working mainly to export. For the last 3 or 4 years the main market was Russia. In the past year we have been working to expand our footprint in Europe and the United States," explained Andris Gailitis, CEO of DEAC, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Jan. 30, 2015 11:45 PM EST Reads: 2,639
The 4th International DevOps Summit, co-located with16th International Cloud Expo – being held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY – announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's large...
Jan. 30, 2015 11:00 PM EST Reads: 3,747
The Industrial Internet revolution is now underway, enabled by connected machines and billions of devices that communicate and collaborate. The massive amounts of Big Data requiring real-time analysis is flooding legacy IT systems and giving way to cloud environments that can handle the unpredictable workloads. Yet many barriers remain until we can fully realize the opportunities and benefits from the convergence of machines and devices with Big Data and the cloud, including interoperability, ...
Jan. 30, 2015 10:00 PM EST Reads: 2,877
Over the past year, Datical has had amazing success with our flagship product, Datical DB. We’ve seen multiple visionary, sector-leading companies select Datical DB to drive their Application Schema changes. Now that the number has grown rapidly over the past year, we can begin to see patterns in why customers choose Datical DB. One of them turns out to be pretty emblematic of our other customers. So, let's examine the reasons why they chose to adopt Datical DB.
Jan. 30, 2015 10:00 PM EST Reads: 677
"ElasticBox is an enterprise company that makes it very easy for developers and IT ops to collaborate to develop, build and deploy applications on any cloud - private, public or hybrid," stated Monish Sharma, VP of Customer Success at ElasticBox, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Jan. 30, 2015 09:30 PM EST Reads: 2,806
“DevOps is really about the business. The business is under pressure today, competitively in the marketplace to respond to the expectations of the customer. The business is driving IT and the problem is that IT isn't responding fast enough," explained Mark Levy, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Serena Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Jan. 30, 2015 06:30 PM EST Reads: 2,594
At 15th Cloud Expo, Shrikant Pattathil, Executive Vice President at Harbinger Systems, demos a video delivery platform that helps you do interactive videos. He discusses how Harbinger is accomplishing it in the cloud world, the problems they faced and the choices they made to get around these problems.
Jan. 30, 2015 05:45 PM EST Reads: 1,654
Want to enable self-service provisioning of application environments in minutes that mirror production? Can you automatically provide rich data with code-level detail back to the developers when issues occur in production? In his session at DevOps Summit, David Tesar, Microsoft Technical Evangelist on Microsoft Azure and DevOps, will discuss how to accomplish this and more utilizing technologies such as Microsoft Azure, Visual Studio online, and Application Insights in this demo-heavy session.
Jan. 30, 2015 05:15 PM EST Reads: 2,654
Log data provides the most granular view into what is happening across your systems, applications, and end users. Logs can show you where the issues are in real-time, and provide a historical trending view over time. Logs give you the whole picture. Logentries, a log management and analytics service built for the cloud, has announced a new integration with Slack, the team communication platform, to enable real-time system and application monitoring. Users of both services can now receive real-...
Jan. 30, 2015 05:00 PM EST Reads: 926
Entuity®, a provider of enterprise-class network management solutions, today announced that it solidifies its position as a market leader through global enterprise customer acquisitions and a refined channel strategy. In 2014, Entuity increased new license revenues in EMEA by over 75 percent, and LATAM by over 125 percent as customers embraced Entuity for its highly automated solution and unified architecture. Entuity’s refined channel strategy focuses on even deeper strategic alignment with ke...
Jan. 30, 2015 05:00 PM EST Reads: 692
CloudBees, Inc., has announced a $23.5 million financing round, led by longtime CloudBees investor Lightspeed Venture Partners. Existing investors Matrix Partners, Verizon Ventures and Blue Cloud Ventures also participated in the round. The latest funding announcement follows earlier rounds of $4 million, $10.5 million and $10.8 million, bringing the total investment in CloudBees to just under $50 million since the company’s inception in 2010. Previous venture investment rounds were led by Ma...
Jan. 30, 2015 04:45 PM EST Reads: 737
We are all here because we are sold on the transformative promise of The Cloud. But what good is all of this ephemeral, on-demand infrastructure if your usage doesn't actually improve the agility and speed of your business? How must Operations adapt in order to avoid stifling your Cloud initiative? In his session at DevOps Summit, Damon Edwards, co-founder and managing partner of the DTO Solutions, will highlight the successful organizational, process, and tooling patterns of high-performing c...
Jan. 30, 2015 04:15 PM EST Reads: 2,906
“The year of the cloud – we have no idea when it's really happening but we think it's happening now. For those technology providers like Zentera that are helping enterprises move to the cloud - it's been fun to watch," noted Mike Loftus, VP Product Management and Marketing at Zentera Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Jan. 30, 2015 04:00 PM EST Reads: 2,314
Technology is enabling a new approach to collecting and using data. This approach, commonly referred to as the "Internet of Things" (IoT), enables businesses to use real-time data from all sorts of things including machines, devices and sensors to make better decisions, improve customer service, and lower the risk in the creation of new revenue opportunities. In his General Session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Dave Wagstaff, Vice President and Chief Architect at BSQUARE Corporation, discuss the ...
Jan. 30, 2015 03:45 PM EST Reads: 3,149