Kaltura Announces Kaltura Connect 2014 -- The Video Experience Conference and the Biggest Video Hackathon Ever

The annual conference, taking place on June 16-18 in New York City, will include speakers from Philips, Kaplan Higher Education, Amazon, Netflix, Oracle, IBM, Wikimedia and many more.


NEW YORK, N.Y., May 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Kaltura, the leading open source video platform (http://www.kaltura.com), announced today that its annual event, Kaltura Connect 2014 – The Video Experience Conference, will take place in New York City on June 16-18. Now in its 4th year, Kaltura Connect is the 'go to' video industry conference, with more than 1,000 video experts, technologists, executives, and thought-leaders expected to attend this year. Registration is now open.

Kaltura Connect brings together thought-leaders and technologists for several events packed with great content and networking opportunities, the agenda will cover everything from drones and wearables to unveiling of new innovative video startups and tools for building video experiences. Kaltura will also unveil more about its recent acquisition of leading pay OTT TV provider Tvinci, and announce new video solutions for the education and enterprise sectors:

  • On June 13-15 Kaltura will hold its Video Experience Hackathon where developers and teams are invited to a weekend of coding to create an engaging Kaltura-based video experience app or service. Winners will present their app at Kaltura Connect with a chance to win a $50,000 prize.
  • On June 16 attendees will join a full day of Product and Technology Workshops, at the prestigious Essex House Hotel in New York City. The workshops will provide a deep-dive into specific Kaltura solutions, as well as hands-on interactive sessions that provide best practices and lessons learned from a wide array of video deployments and strategies.
  • On June 17-18 attendees will gather for the main conference at the iconic Jazz at Lincoln Center, for two days of inspiring keynotes, panels and sessions that will discuss the future online video, including topics such as OTT and monetization, video marketing, learning and training with video, video on the cloud and much more.

Speakers include representatives from organizations such as Philips, Kaplan Higher Education, Amazon, Netflix, Oracle, IBM, Gogo Internet, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Noodle Education, University of Virginia, IndieFlix, Wikimedia and many more. To see the full agenda, go to: http://connect.kaltura.com/agenda/

"Kaltura Connect is the de-facto place to go if you are part of the booming online video industry. It has a great mix of decision makers, thought-leaders, developers and techies, that come together to network and present video experiences that shape the future of web video," said Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Co-founder, Chairman and CEO. "This year, Kaltura Connect is taking place in the most amazing New York venues, with meals in gourmet restaurants, and a cocktail party overlooking the city in a famous NY rooftop bar – attendees can expect to enjoy an incredible vibe and amazing mix of talent and luminaries. Anyone interested in online video today and in the future, should be sure to join us in New York this June."

Kaltura Connect 2014 Sponsors

This year's conference will feature a vibrant exhibit hall and sponsored events, with leading video partners from the Kaltura partner eco-system. Kaltura Connect 2014 sponsors include:

Tata Communications, Akamai, Winnov, 3Play Media, Cielo24, Desire2Learn, Dotsub, Viewbix, SpotXchange, Attend.com, Mixmoov, Cattura Video, VoiceBase, Wowza Media Systems, Hive Streaming, InterCall, and ID Solutions.

Register to the conference today at: http://connect.kaltura.com/registration/

About Kaltura

Kaltura's mission is to power any video experience. Provider of the world's first Open Source Online Video Platform, Kaltura simplifies the creation of video experiences, and provides tools that facilitate innovative and engaging experiences that create value. The Kaltura platform engages hundreds of millions of viewers by providing media companies with advanced video management, publishing, and monetization tools that increase their reach and monetization and simplify their video operations. Kaltura improves productivity and interaction among millions of employees by providing enterprises with powerful online video tools for boosting internal knowledge sharing, training, and collaboration, and for more effective marketing. Kaltura offers next generation learning for millions of students and teachers by providing educational institutions with disruptive online video solutions for improved teaching, learning, student retention and increased engagement across campuses and beyond. For more information: http://www.kaltura.com, to join Kaltura's community visit: http://www.kaltura.org and http://www.html5video.org.

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