Upcoming Industry Conferences
Streaming Media West [19-20 November 2019]
Live Streaming Summit [19 November 2019]
Past Conferences
Streaming Media East 2019 [7-8 May 2019]
Live Streaming Summit [7-8 May 2019]
Content Delivery Summit [6 May 2019]
Streaming Forum [26 February 2019]

Biographical Information
Dan Rayburn
Executive Vice President

Dan Rayburn is EVP for StreamingMedia.com and is recognized by many as the voice for the streaming and online video industry. He is a sought after analyst, speaker, writer and consultant who's work has been featured in hundreds of articles by nearly every major media outlet over the past fourteen years. He co-founded one of the industry's first webcasting companies acquired by Digital Island and has his own line of books with eight titles available. He is a regular analyst to the investment community and has his own blog at StreamingMediaBlog.com and is a principal analyst at Frost & Sullivan.

Dan Rayburn is recognized by many as the “voice for the streaming media industry” and as one of the Internet industry's foremost authorities, speakers, and writers on streaming and online video technologies for the past fourteen years. As a passionate leader and spokesperson, Dan is widely known for his experience and vision pertaining to both the business and the technology of online video in the U.S. and abroad. His expertise includes technology solutions, business strategy, content syndication and distribution and industry foresight in the media, enterprise, broadcast, publishing, advertising and enterprise industries.

He is Executive Vice President for StreamingMedia.com, a diversified news media company responsible for educating the streaming media industry and companies using online video technologies. Its website (www.StreamingMedia.com), print publication (Streaming Media magazine) and tradeshows (Streaming Media East, West and Europe) are considered the premier destinations both in person and online for professionals seeking industry news, articles, white papers, directories, how-to's and tutorials. He also has his own blog about the online video business at www.BusinessOfVideo.com and is a principal analyst at Frost & Sullivan.

Prior to StreamingMedia.com, he founded a streaming media services division for the Globix Corporation, a publicly traded NASDAQ company, which became one of the largest global streaming media service providers specializing in on-site event production for webcasts around the world. Prior to Globix, he co-founded one of the industry's first streaming media webcasting production companies, Live On Line, successfully acquired by Digital Island for $70 million dollars.

An established writer, Dan's articles on streaming and online video trends and technologies have been translated into four languages and are regularly published in major trade magazines and web portals around the world. He is Series Editor for a series of streaming media related books for Focal Press entitled “The Dan Rayburn Hands On Guide” Series, with 8 titles available in print. He is also co-author of the first business focused book on the industry, “The Business of Streaming & Digital Media” and authored a book in the NAB Executive Technology Briefings series entitled “Streaming and Digital Media.”

Regularly consulted by the media for insight into business trends and technology, Mr. Rayburn has been featured in hundreds of print and on-line articles that have appeared in The New York Times, The Seattle Times, Crain's B2B Weekly, Broadcasting & Cable, Electronic Media, Mediapost.com, POST Magazine, ProAV Magazine, INS Asia, Internet.com, Radio Ink, EContent Magazine, Nikke Electronics and Wired.com among others. He has also appeared on many TV programs including those on CNN and CBS.

Dan also consults for corporations who are implementing online video in the broadcast, wireless, IPTV, advertising and cable industries. Over the past ten years he has helped develop, consult, and implement streaming media solutions for prestigious companies in the enterprise, entertainment and government sectors including A&E, ABC, Apple, Atlantic Records, American Express, BMG, BP, CBS, Cisco, Elektra, Excite.com, HBO, House Of Blues, ifilm, Indy 500, Intel, ITN, KPMG, Microsoft, MTV, NYTimes.com, Pepsi, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Qualcomm, RealNetworks, Sony Music, Twentieth Century Fox, United Nations, Viacom, VH1 and Warner Brothers among others.

For the past ten years, Dan has traveled internationally as a featured industry expert and has been sought out to keynote and speak on the current and future direction of streaming media technology, trends and business cases. A current technology advisor to many universities in the U.S., he has also taught Internet Broadcasting classes at New York University (NYU) and regularly lectures at numerous academic institutions. He is also co-founder of StreamingMediaClasses.com with the Seattle Community Colleges, which focuses on teaching people the business and legal issues surrounding the implementation of streaming and online video via on-demand training delivered to the desktop.

Dan also holds board positions with various technology corporations in the U.S. and Europe and works with many non-profit organizations enabling them to utilize streaming media for their projects including The Museum of the Moving Image and the X PRIZE Foundation.

Articles By Dan Rayburn

Another Nail in Flash’s Coffin: CDN Support Rapidly Dwindling

By this time next year, Flash support from the major content delivery networks will have virtually ended. Here's where Flash stands today.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Nov 2016

Cisco Beefs Up Videoscape with Inlet; Analytics Platform Next?

Cisco's acquistion of Inlet Technologies is valued at $95 million, and is likely not the last one the company makes to round out the Videoscape ecosystem
Featured News, Posted 07 Feb 2011

AT&T Expanding CDN With Edgecast Software

AT&T's partnership with Edgecast, like its partnership with Cotendo, should enable the telco to build out its CDN offering more quickly than if it had attempted to do it all in-house
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Feb 2011

Tata Communications Acquiring BitGravity

After acquiring 15% of CDN BitGravity in 2008, India-based Tata Communications is now expected to acquire the entire company
Featured News, Posted 05 Jan 2011

How Dynamic Site Acceleration Works

dynamic site acceleration is a suite of technologies and/or products that make websites reliant on dynamically served content perform better, load faster, and ultimately, make more money. Here's a look at the specifics, and how Akamai and Cotendo are taking slightly different approaches.
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Oct 2010

Telestream Grabs Anystream

Telestream is buying Grab Networks' Anystream business, and will now manage Anystream's line of Agility and Velocity products, which are enterprise-class transcoding and media-management platforms.
Featured News, Posted 13 Aug 2010

CEO Q&A: KIT Digital's Kaleil Isaza Tuzman

KIT Digital's CEO discusses the many acquisitions his company has made in the past 18 months, as well as how they position the company in the online video competitive landscape
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Jul 2010

CDN Pricing Stabilizing, On Pace for 25% Drop in 2010

Data from the first quarter of 2010 shows CDN pricing continues to decline, though not nearly as steeply as it did in 2009
Featured News, Posted 22 Jun 2010

Analysis: The Underlying Story Behind Adobe's Failed Mobile Strategy

The past weeks' events surrounding the new language in Apple's iPhone Developer Program License Agreement have exposed the San Jose software giant's shortcomings in the mobile space. Here's what went wrong.
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Apr 2010

For Adobe, There Is A Lot More At Stake Than Apple Devices

Adobe needs to stop focusing on the iPad and start emphasizing the strengths of its content creation and delivery ecosystem
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Apr 2010
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