Draper Fisher Jurvetson and VLAB present a special event - The Future of Video!


        Tuesday, April 27, 2010

          6:00PM to 6:30PM - Registration and Networking
        6:30PM to 7:45PM - Main Event
        7:45PM to 8:30PM - Networking


Fenwick & West LLP
Silicon Valley Center
801 California Street
Mountain View, California 94041

Event Description:

The way we consume video is inexorably changing. YouTube alone sees a full day’s worth of video content (24 hours) uploaded to its servers every minute. The iPhone changed everything in regard to consumption of video on the go and now the iPad is shepherding in a new generation of smart mobile platforms that will enable video consumption to be richer and more flexible than ever seen. Content, conduit, and consumption are all expanding. What will the next phase of the video ecosystem look like and how will it be monetized? What metaphor will dominate how end consumers navigate the unfathomably large volumes of video available? Who will win in the new value chain?



David Price, VP Business Devlopment, Harmonic Inc


Erick Hachenburg, CEO - Metacafe

David McIntosh, CEO - Redux

Margaret Stewart, Head of User Experience - YouTube

Michael Yang, Venture Partner - Comcast Interactive Capital, Former VP Yahoo Media Group

Paul Wehrley, Co-founder and COO of Clicker, former VP Strategy IAC

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David Price, Vice President, Business Development and Corporate Communications - Harmonic Inc

David  is responsible for pioneering Harmonic’s leading position in digital video broadcast, contribution, distribution and IP-based delivery technologies. An experienced speaker, he has presented at many conferences throughout the world.  He has over 27 years experience in the telecommunications industry and is currently Vice President of the MPEG Industry Forum. Mr. Price was selected in 2003, 2004 and 2009 as one of the "Euro 50" by Cable & Satellite Europe. Originally, an electronics engineer on the design team of the world’s first CAT scan system, he graduated from CIT with a Fellowship MBA and has an Honors Bachelors degree in Cybernetics, Instrument Physics and Mathematics. 


Erick Hachenburg, CEO - Metacafe

Erick brings more than 15 years of experience in market creation, global expansion, operations and publishing to his role as Metacafe CEO.  

Prior to joining Metacafe, Erick was Electronic Art’s senior vice president of global online publishing and managing director of EA China.  In this role, he developed and led key strategic initiatives, including the company’s entry into the digital distribution of retail games.  Erick joined EA following the company’s 2001 acquisition of Pogo.com, the industry leader in the casual games market that he founded and built to nearly 1.5 million subscribers.

Erick began his career as an intellectual property attorney at Fenwick & West.  He holds a JD from Harvard Law School and a BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois.


David McIntosh, CEO - Redux

David is the founder and CEO of Redux, a crowd sourced video company that  taps into users' friends and people that share their interests to deliver a uniquely addictive and personalized entertainment experience. David previously co-founded the mobile photo sharing site, Fotodunk, which was acquired by iLike, and while at Prosper, built most of the site's loan performance visualizations.  BusinessWeek named Mr.McIntosh one of the top 25 US Entrepreneurs under 25 in 2007.


Margaret Stewart, Head of User Experience - You Tube 

Margaret Gould Stewart manages the User Experience Team for YouTube. Prior to that, she spent two years leading Search and Consumer Products UX at Google.

Margaret has been a practitioner and manager in the field of User Experience for over 10 years. After graduating from New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program in 1995, Margaret consulted extensively with New York media companies such as the New York Times, Time-Warner, and Scholastic to develop many of their first forays into the web.

She subsequently joined Tripod, Inc, the pioneering homepage building site and online community, in 1995 as its first Creative Director. Tripod was acquired by Lycos, Inc in 1998. Margaret served as General Manager of Tripod.com and Angelfire.com, and then as Senior Director of Network Design and Integration for the Lycos Network. In 2005, she joined Wachovia as its Web Usability Manager. She relocated to California in early 2007 to join Google, and in early 2009 moved to YouTube to lead their user experience team. Over the course of her career, Margaret has had the privilege of managing the user experience of 5 top 10 most visited websites in the world.

Margaret has served on the jury for the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards, and is a frequent speaker about design, user experience, creative management, and the changing landscape of media at a variety of industry events such as the TED Conference, Adaptive Path's Managing Experience Conference, and The Future of Design Conference at the University of Michigan.



Michael Yang, Venture Partner - Comcast Interactive Capital 

Michael is a Venture Partner at CIC based in our Silicon Valley office. He is involved in sourcing, identifying, and evaluating new investment opportunities and is actively part of the decision making process at the fund. Prior to joining CIC, Michael was a Vice President/General Manager at Yahoo! in the Media Group as well as the Local Markets & Commerce Division. During his tenure at Yahoo!, he managed Yahoo! Autos, Yahoo! Real Estate and Yahoo! Health; co-led Yahoo! Shopping; and was part of the team that formed Yahoo!’s strategic alliance with the Newspaper Consortium. Previously, he was a Principal with Atlas Venture, a trans-Atlantic venture capital firm, where he focused on early stage enterprise software and IT investments in New England. Earlier in his career, he served as senior director of product marketing and business development for Zaplet, a venture-backed collaboration software company, and was a member of AOL’s Business Affairs team which focused on e-commerce and interactive marketing partnerships. Michael graduated from Harvard University with an MBA. He also graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Economics from The Wharton 


Paul Wehrley, Co-founder and COO - Clicker

Paul leads all business operations functions at Clicker. Prior to founding Clicker, Paul spent nine years at Ask.com / IAC in both operational and M&A roles. As Ask’s VP Strategy & Operations, he oversaw the Ask P&L, drove its strategic planning process, and managed the company’s business development group. Previously, as Ask’s VP Corporate Development, he completed over 15 M&A transactions, including the acquisitions of Teoma Technologies, Interactive Search Holdings, and Bloglines. Before working at Ask, Paul was a Financial Analyst in the mergers & acquisitions group at Volpe Brown Whelan & Co, a San Francisco-based technology investment bank. Paul holds a BA in Economics from Stanford University. rd University.






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