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Streaming Media East Conference & Exhibition Announces Programming & Speaker Roster for May Event

February 23, 2004, Medford, NJ—Information Today, Inc. (ITI) announced today the conference agenda and speaker lineup for the Streaming Media East conference and exhibition, which will be held May 11-12, 2004, at the Hilton New York in New York City. The event, now in its sixth year, has been expanded to include a wide range of digital media technologies and applications. Attendees will explore how a broad range of digital media technologies can be integrated with streaming media services to provide innovative solutions to business problems.

The conference includes 30 individual round-table sessions covering three track themes surrounding business, technology, and content subjects. The show also consists of three pre-conference workshops covering the creation, management, and distribution techniques of streaming, as well as workshops on Flash development and live Webcasting applications.

Speakers include over 100 industry executives and end users who are implementing streaming media in the enterprise, media, and distance learning industries from such end-user companies as KPMG, Thomson Financial, NASA, Shell IT International, Shop At Home Network, Bumble and Bumble, Comedy Central, University of Cincinnati,,, University of Central Florida, Carat Interactive, Bloomberg, NPR, U.S. Tennis Association, Mastercard, The World Bank, Goldman Sachs, MSNBC, Showtime Networks, OSRAM SYLVANIA, Reuters,, Chicago Police Department, Fuji-Xerox Palo Alto Research Laboratory, Sony Music, PharmaStar, The Weather Channel, Napster, Internal Revenue Service, Healthology, MusicNet, Sundance Online Film Festival, and Volkswagen.

Speakers from leading industry companies include IBM, SUN, Apple, Microsoft Office Live Meeting, Keynote, Dynamic Logic, Mirror Image, VitalStream,, Microsoft Digital Media Division, Aberdeen Group, PacketVideo, Nortel Networks, The Feedroom, Glowpoint, Shaw Pittman, Limelight Networks, The Yankee Group, Microsoft TV Division, Oracle, and many others.

The full list of conference session subjects, descriptions, and participating speakers can be found online at

The East Coast show also features three special “super sessions” with the industry’s leading experts talking about:

• Digital Music: Subscription & Digital Download Services (Panelists from: MusicNet, Sony Music, Napster,, and others)
• Rebuilding the Federal Communications Infrastructure (Panelists from The Federal Streaming Alliance, NASA, and others)
• News Portals on the Web: Evolving Content Models (Panelists from Bloomberg, MSNBC, Reuters,, and

The conference features leading keynote speakers who are industry practitioners sharing their organization's implementation of streaming media technology. On Tuesday May 11th, Amy Lipton, Director of Marketing for IBM Digital Media will present a keynote entitled “ How to Thrive and Profit in the Digital Media World,” which will showcase through industry examples how digital media, streaming audio, video, images and graphics are bringing business value to companies that harness and use it. Additional keynotes will be announced shortly at

Other learning opportunities at Streaming Media East include three pre-conference workshops, which is included with all full conference registrations. These individual workshops teach the basics of streaming media production and also explore the business values of integrating streaming media applications within the enterprise. Full pre-conference session details can be found online at:

In addition to the conference programming, Streaming Media East will feature include a cutting-edge exhibition setting giving attendees the opportunity to explore new products and services firsthand.

Registration Information
For more information, including how to register for Streaming Media East 2004, please contact ITI at (800) 300-9868 [outside the U.S. call (609) 654-6266], e-mail, or visit us on the Web at For exhibiting or sponsorship information, please contact Michael Putnam at (800) 248-8466 x529 or e-mail

About Streaming Media, Inc.
Streaming Media, Inc. is a diversified media company serving and educating the streaming media industry and community. Originally founded in 1998, the company was sold by Penton Media to Information Today Inc. in December of 2002. The business consists of three core areas:, exhibitions and conferences, and research and publications. Led by a team of recognized industry experts, Streaming Media, Inc. is dedicated to providing industry professionals and corporations utilizing digital media technology with global real-time news, resources, and services through editorial, discussion lists, feature articles, and much more.

About Information Today, Inc.
Information Today, Inc. is a leading publisher and conference organizer in the information and knowledge management industries. The company is widely known as the publisher of premier information and knowledge management titles such as Information Today, Searcher, ONLINE, Computers in Libraries, EContent, CRM, and KMWorld, among others, as well as the organizer of conferences and exhibitions such as InfoToday, KMWorld & Intranets, Internet Librarian, and Computers in Libraries.

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