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SXSW 2017 Live Video Panel Speakers

Monday, 13th March at German Haus 1.30-2.30pm during SXSW

@ German Haus (Barracuda, 611 E 7thStreet, Austin)

Panel: Live Video: Launched at SXSW, now everywhere & on the future of live streaming


Two years after Meerkat and Periscope launched at SXSW, we will take a look at what worked and what didn’t. Most big social sites have now brought out their own solutions for UGC live streaming. Twitch IRL and Facebook Live launched, Periscope is now integrated into Twitter, YouTube Live is continuing to evolve and Instagram Stories launched globally. Live Streaming is becoming a baseline but what are the best practices and how can producers and creators take best advantage of all the ways to create and publish live video? We will hear from industry leaders what technologies get the most traction today and how. How are publishers, broadcasters and brands taking advantage of these new opportunities available? What can we expect to see change in the next couple of years?



Darian Symoné Harvin at BuzzFeed News

@BuzzFeedNews @dariansymone
Darian Symoné Harvin is a journalist, news curator, Editor on BuzzFeed News' Curation Team and host of the 'Am I Allowed To Like Anything?' podcast. She's passionate about thinking and executing fresh ways to present news and culture to people — and bringing it to where they are, whether on a phone or in real life. Darian created as a launching pad to execute her ideas. She graduated from Emerson College in 2013 with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism. Her first job was at Dateline NBC as a Program Coordinator. She later became Managing Producer of HRDCVR, a culture magazine committed to coverage the new everyone. She's previously worked on Yahoo's New Digest mobile app.

Deborah Acosta, Interactive Video Journalist at The New York Times

@DeborahAcosta, @nytimes
Deborah Acosta is an American video journalist and filmmaker who works at the New York Times. She specializes in innovative forms of documentary production. For the past year, she's focused on producing live interactive participatory video journalism, often through the use of crowdsourcing.

Mark Jones, Head of Digital Content at World Economic Forum

@wef @markjones
Mark Jones is Head of Digital Content at the World Economic Forum in Geneva. Previously he was Global Communities Editor for Reuters News where he took the lead in building professional communities and got Reuters journalists blogging and tweeting. He is a former editor of Reuters AlertNet -- the award-winning humanitarian community. In earlier roles, Mark ran the Reuters Financial Television network and was a reporter and producer at BBC TV and Radio.

Kay Meseberg, Head of VR/360 at ARTE

@Meseberg @artede @artefr
After contributing to Polylux at ARD, reporting for ARTE formats and working on Foyer for 3sat, he spent many years as an online editor and TV author for ZDF’s investigative magazine Frontal21. Parallel to his career in television, he has been involved since the late nineties in conceiving and implementing numerous award-winning online projects.

He moved to ARTE in 2013, where he developed the platform ARTE Future and later joined the editorial board of the magazine SQUARE IDEE. Following the success of Polar Sea 360°, he continued exploring content from a 360° video and virtual reality perspective. Conceptual and editorial work on many again award-winning thriving, innovative web formats such as scroll docs and web documentaries – examples: GPS-Jagd nach Elektroschrott/Follow the Money, Netwars, Polar Sea 360°, Atterwasch, Falcianis Swissleaks: The Great Bank Data Robbery.

Moderated by: Mirta Gilson, Head of Business Development, Make.TV

@mirtagi @maketv
Mirta has more than 10 years’ professional experience in Business Development, Strategy, Account and Partnership Management across digital media and cultural organizations. She heads up Business Development and Strategy for Make.TV and Audiotool, both cloud based live collaboration Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies. She’s now Berlin-based, previously Los Angeles-based where she worked on strategic partnerships for the two German companies, to prepare their move to the US. Other past projects and employers include: Etsy, Imperative, GOOD Corps & GOOD magazine, Viva Voce, Eva Gronbach & The German Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb), c/o pop Festival & Convention, Widgetlabs, Hobnox and Harvard University Hiphop Archive.
She holds a Master in American Studies, an MBA degree from UNF and is teaching a Master class on Creative Industries Management Tools at bbw University of Applied Sciences in Berlin.

Presented by Make.TV:

Make.TV reinvents content acquisition and discovery for live mobile video production. Using Make.TV Live Video Cloud, producers can acquire user-generated and premium live content using smartphones, pro cameras and encoders. The best video can then be selected, managed and then distributed to any broadcast, social or OTT network.

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See also other Make.TV events at SXSW this year.

Sunday, 12th March:

Panel: Digital Disruption in Sports @ German Haus (Barracuda, 611 E 7thStreet)


Happy Hour: Make.TV meets Broadcaster Get Together @Trade Show (German pavilion, Booth #1009), Austin Convention Center


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