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Missed this but really glad I can watch it later! Thanks +Kami Huyse  !!
 
In this summer's earning call, Facebook Founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerburg, said, “If you go back ten years, most of how people communicated was through text. We’re entering into a period where that’s increasingly going to be video and we’re seeing huge growth there.”

And the numbers show it.  In November 2015, Facebook reported 8 billion daily video views (and in April 2015, the same stat was 4 billion daily video views). So the arc of this is very clear.  We started with text and moved to images and now we're heading to video.  

Our speakers will share their experiences and cover all these questions and more:

As video dominates, what are the new rules?  
How do you make videos that succeed in a world of autoplay?  
Where do live broadcasting tools like Periscope, Facebook Live Video andBlab.im fit into this?  
What about Google Hangouts on Air and YouTube, how do these older platforms fit in? 
When should you post something to Twitter as a GIF?  
Why is posting something as a native video important (vs. posting it on a 3rd party site)?

SPEAKERS
Len Cannon, KHOU 11 News Anchor
Len Cannon joined KHOU 11 News in 2006, and co-anchors KHOU 11 News at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
He also gets out into the community and does stories, including profiles on outstanding Houstonians and a popular segment called "Len at Work." In "Len at Work," he has done every job from rodeo clown, (yes he got in the barrel and got knocked around by a bull) to going through Houston Police Department SWAT training. And he learned a few tricks from the Harlem Globetrotters.
He also spent seven years as a correspondent for Dateline NBC. He has won Emmys and the prestigious Columbia University DuPont award for his reporting.
Website: http://www.khou.com/story/about-us/2010/02/03/len-cannon/11135958/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LenCannonKHOU
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KHOULenCannon


Rakesh Agrawal , Founder of Snapstream.com 

Rakesh is a Houston-based founder, investor and technologist. He founded SnapStream (, which makes a DVR for business. SnapStream helps the Daily Show, Last Week Tonight and a few hundred others record and search TV.

And now SnapStream is used to share bits of TV on Twitter and Facebook as GIFs, native videos and screenshots.  SnapStream's Twitter and Facebook integration is used by organizations like Politico, the DNC, Access Hollywood, and the Jacksonville Jaguars.

As an investor in many early stage technology companies, Rakesh broadly follows the arc of technology in many different realms.  
Website: www.snapstream.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/rakeshagrawal/
Blog: http://rake.sh/blog/about/ 
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Kami Huyse. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Video is Taking Over, Are You Ready for the Revolution?
Fri, January 8, 9:45 AM
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On March 16th at SXSW Interactive, twelve awesome startups who rose to the top from a pool of hundreds from around the world will compete head-to-head to claim the most in HATCH dollar investments to become this year’s 1st place winner. With over $150M raised by past HATCH pitch winners since 2012 including one acquisition, real world investments are highly likely to follow. These ‘making life better’ startups will present to a panel of...
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LUMARAZ- a music project that is based on poetry and original lyrics of Arabic and Hebrew, combining original compositions.
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Karen Aptekar, President and Founder of Aptekar Productions, is an innovative EMMY Nominated Director/Producer specializing in New Media.

Aptekar graduated from NYU film school and worked for the Wells Rich Greene Advertising Agency in New York, producing nationally broadcast radio and TV commercials, as well as independently directing and producing documentary films. Her documentary short, “Saving Evan White,” premiered at South by Southwest, was nominated for a 2009 EMMY in the category of Public/Current/Community Affairs, received four Telly awards, and a Remi from the 2009 Worldfest – Houston Independent International Film Festival.

 In 2011 Aptekar’s company created Who’sHOU - a digitally driven multi-platform marketing effort offcially promoting Houston film, music and interactive at South by Southwest. Utilizing WordPress, embedded still photography, original video content, blogging and social media, this multidimensional approach typifies Karen’s  dynamic resourcefulness in bringing outstanding creative forces together. 

In 2011 and 2012 Aptekar produced the multi cam live stream for TEDxHouston and in 2011 Karen co-directed the TEDxHouston Welcome Video. Karen is VP New Media at Women in FIlm and Television Houston and manages multiple social media accounts on Twitter, Google Plus. Instagram, Facebook, Flickr  and Linkedin. 

In 2013 Karen began attending the MBA Program at The Cameron School of Business at the University of St. Thomas and launched the eBay store  e-discountperfumes.She is currently developing a transmedia documentary project.
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  • Tisch School of the Arts