Envysion Managed and Hosted Video Summit ready to roll

Networking, new services, partnership opportunities abound
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Thursday, April 28, 2011

BOULDER, Colo.—Managed video as a service (MVaaS) provider Envysion on April 25 announced its second annual Managed and Hosted Video Summit, which the company says will bring together managed and hosted video players, industry partners, thought leaders and investors to share ideas, shape the emerging market and drive the success of the segment.

The second annual Managed and Hosted Video Summit will be held June 6-7 at the St. Julien hotel here. Though the summit overlaps a bit with ESX (being held in Charlotte, N.C. from June 6-10 for association meetings, and from June 7-9 for the actual show), Envysion vice president of product & marketing Carlos Perez says he doesn’t see any problems so far with attendance.

Last year was a sold-out event with 50 attendees and registration is strong again this year,” Perez said, noting the company had expanded the summit to accommodate 75 attendees this year. “We do have a number of attendees who are attending both [our event and ESX] and flying direct to Charlotte on Tuesday after the close [of the Summit].”

Summit session topics this year include a keynote speech by Jason Mendelson, managing director of venture capital firm Foundry Group, which is focused on investment in early stage IT companies; a presentation on the managed and hosted video market from IMS Research’s William Rhodes; a number of hosted video provider case studies, customer perspectives on ROI and examinations of partnership opportunities within the managed and hosted video space; and in-depth explorations of new and emerging technologies.

 “This is a business development event so we look to create a collaborative environment and drive conversations,” Perez said.

Siemens Industry director and segment head for managed security services Phil Atteberry is attending for a second time this year. Siemens Industry has a CSAA Five Diamond monitoring center.

“It struck me as unique in the fact that it was bringing people together to talk about the managed and hosted video market. There isn’t a lot out there for colleagues to get together and talk about how to bring this new segment forward,” Atteberry said.