Winners Don’t Look Down. They Look Up.
Executives from companies on the 2015 Streaming Media 100 list share their insights on towering above the industry, in this year's View From The Top
What I find inspiring when speaking with successful people is their ambition. I identify personally with people climbing a ladder who never actually see the top, or for lack of a better metaphor, who never stop climbing no matter the “snakes” or “slides,” if you remember that game. When I send out the opportunity for companies to reserve space for this section, it’s always my intention to hear words of wisdom gained on ladder rungs by our industry’s most successful climbers.
With the online video industry being a continuously revolving door of companies, the Streaming Media 100 list is probably the most important activity in our space on an annual basis. While the Readers’ Choice Awards are the best customer sounding board our industry will ever know, the 100 list is an activity that’s painstakingly decided by the Streaming Media team. It’s an activity where we throw what we know about who did what in the past 12 months on the boardroom table. Once that list is decided by our editorial team, I personally invite the leaders of these companies to re- serve space to enlighten us, and our readers, about how they made that list.
Being successful in our space today is not a case of being in the right place at the right time. Being successful, at least in my book, means offering something valuable and never compromising or taking shortcuts. Leading people on that road deserves acknowledgment. And with that, I can’t be more proud to introduce this year’s sponsored section “View From the Top” —self-selected submissions from the companies that made our 100 most important companies list.
Click the links to the articles below and download the pages from the October 2015 Issue in all it's glossy glory, here.
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Dr. Tom Leighton, Chief Executive Officer, Akamai Technologies
Matt Smith, Chief Evangelist on Anvato OTT: A New World Requires a New Approach
Anil Jain, SVP & GM, Media at Brightcove
Dr. Hui Zhang, Co-Founder and CEO, Conviva
Jeff Tapper, Senior Consultant, Digital Primates
Rich Mavrogeanes, Founder and CEO, Discover Video
Laszlo Zoltan, BSEE Vice President, DVEO division of Computer Modules, Inc.
Engineering innovative video streaming solutions - Mike Sandler, CEO, Epiphan Video
Richard Wingard, CEO, EuclidIQ
Tom Schaeffer, CEO, Float Left Interactive, Inc.
Bob Lento, Chief Executive Officer, Limelight Networks
Alberto Cieri, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing, Matrox Video
Caitlin Spaan, VP of Marketing, Ooyala
John Naylor, VP Global Sales & Distribution, Streaming Products, PESA
Vern Hanzlik, President, Qumu
Sonic Foundry: Communication is the New Video Content - Sean Brown, Senior Vice President, Sonic Foundry
George Bokuchava, CEO, Tulix Systems
Robert Reinhardt, CTO VideoRx
Your Enterprise Video Company - Mirko Wicha, Chief Executive Officer, Haivision
David Stubenvoll, CEO and Co-founder of Wowza Media Systems