Benefits of Cloud for Video and Image

Pros, cons, and risks of cloud for high-quality video and images.

Thursday January 17, 2013, 6:30 PM
1375 Broadway, 23rd Floor
New York, NY
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Fee: Free for NYTECH members and sponsors. $20.00 for non-members.

The cloud IaaS market is a multi-billion dollar industry and it’s no surprise why the demand is booming when you consider some of the many benefits of cloud storage: low upfront cost, access to data from any location, and no need to invest in expensive racks of equipment.  It’s a great option for notorious memory hogs like video and image, but not without risks.

Our panel will explore the growth of video and high quality imaging in the enterprise and discuss the pros and cons of using cloud for these applications. We will answer:

  • Should you use the cloud or in-house resources?
  • Does a hybrid solution make sense?
  • What are the security risks?
  • How much will it cost?


Chris CaliChris Cali, CEO of DevSpark

Chris Cali is a digital media technology executive, strategist, entrepreneur and innovator in television, online and mobile technologies. He is an expert in cloud computing and media content workflow solutions with extensive experience in general management and a strong track record of building remote teams, directing relationships with key clients and dealing with all levels of management to achieve goals.

Chris is currently the Co-founder and CEO of DevSpark. DevSpark provides dedicated high-performance, agile software engineering teams that collaborate to create the highest quality products and outsourcing experiences for its customers. Clients include Verizon, Accenture, Coca-Cola, Apigee and Deluxe.

From 2007 to 2011, Chris was the CEO and Co-­founder of Panvidea, Inc., an industry leader in providing enterprise‐quality video processing and distribution services to the media & entertainment industry. Its customers included Fox Broadcasting Company, the Metropolitan Opera, A&E Television Networks and Getty Images. Panvidea was sold to T3Media (formerly Thought Equity Motion) in 2011.

David RocamoraDavid Rocamora, VP Development Operations, Control Group

David Rocamora manages the team responsible for building and supporting infrastructure for custom developed software and complex enterprise systems. He focuses on helping businesses move from inefficient and costly IT methods to lightweight, flexible approaches. He is an experienced systems administrator specializing in cloud technologies, UNIX and Linux-based systems. He has architected diverse enterprise systems for start-ups and Fortune 500 companies alike. David is currently earning a Masters degree in technology management at Columbia University.

John DalJonathan Dahl, VP of Encoding Services, Brightcove

Jonathan Dahl is the Vice President of Encoding Services at Brightcove, where he is responsible for leading product and strategy for the Zencoder business. Jonathan joined Brightcove following the company’s acquisition of cloud-based video encoding pioneer Zencoder, where he was a co-founder and served as CEO. Before Zencoder, Jonathan managed a software development agency, blogged about Ruby development, and wrote a Master's thesis on philosophy and theology.

Sandip ChaudhariSandip Chaudhari, CTO, Krossover

Sandip leads Krossover's development after nearly a decade of experience in various roles at Bloomberg LP, most recently as a product security lead. Previously, Sandip was the founder of Infovorx Inc which was acquired by Sandip was also the co-founder of Immense LLC, which was one of the first ad platforms for streaming videos, and was folded into Sandip has also published and presented technical papers on various computer science related topics. Sandip holds a Masters in Computer Science from Syracuse University, and a Bachelors in Engineering from Sanjeevani's College of Engineering, University of Pune, India.


David RocamoraRose Klimovich, Professor, Manhattan College

Rose Klimovich is a professor, technology consultant and blogger. She teaches marketing and management at Manhattan College and is on the Board of Directors at the Women’s Venture Fund.

Previously, Rose was the Vice President of product management and product marketing at Telx where she created the Telx business strategy and developed the investment plan for new products and services in areas of colocation, cloud, Ethernet exchange, internet and telepresence video.  Prior to this, Rose was VP of Business Strategy at AT&T where she led strategy development, and evaluation and investment in new markets and technologies. Rose has more than 20 years of experience and achievement in building, scaling and managing Internet, content distribution, VPN and data businesses.

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