Streaming Media Magazine Announces the 2008 Streaming Media All-Star Team

Streaming Media magazine is proud to announce the selection of the first annual Streaming Media All-Stars—the unsung heroes who’ve worked behind the scenes to move the online video industry forward over the past ten years. From more than 130 nominations, Streaming Media editors picked the 25 people who’ve had the most significant impact in the field, be it due to technological innovation, business acumen, or a selfless commitment to helping others learn what online video could do for them, long before it had become mainstream.

“We weren’t interested in giving attention to the people who’ve already gotten credit in the eyes of the public,” says Streaming Media editor Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen. “Instead, we wanted to honor the people who’ve been doing the work in the trenches, the ones who’ve been around since the beginning and stuck with online video even when it was an uphill battle.” While future All-Star teams will highlight current leaders in the industry, the magazine’s staff wanted the inaugural team to reflect a historical perspective.

“I suppose if you extend the baseball metaphor, these 25 people would really make up the streaming media hall of fame,” says Schumacher-Rasmussen.

The winners will be announced in the April/May 2008 issue of the magazine, which celebrates ten years of and the Streaming Media conferences and trade shows. (See for the complete article announcing the awards.) The awards will be given at the Streaming Media East show in New York in May, with a limited number of baseball card sets available to attendees; each card features an All-Star and a list of his or her most significant achievements.

The Streaming Media All-Star awards are sponsored by RipCode (

  • Stephen Condon, VP of Marketing, VeriSign
  • Dave Gardy, Chairman & CEO, TVWorldwide
  • Bernard Gershon, SVP Business Development & Technology, The Walt Disney Co.
  • Rob Glaser, Founder, Chairman & CEO, RealNetworks
  • Mike Gordon, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Limelight Networks
  • Todd Herman, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, Technomedia Trends
  • Chris Hock, SVP, Product Management, BlackArrow, Inc.
  • Tony Klejna, Director of Educational Technology, Daemen College
  • George Kliavkoff, Chief Digital Officer, NBC Universal
  • Christopher Levy, CEO & Founder, BuyDRM
  • Tom Leighton, Chief Scientist & Co-Founder, Akamai Technologies (also to Co-Founder Daniel Lewin, in memoriam)
  • Mike Lorenz, Chief Technology Officer, Accordent Technologies, Inc.
  • Steve Mack, Principal, LUX Media, Inc.
  • Rich Mavrogeanes, Founder, Chief Evangelist & CTO, VBrick Systems, Inc.
  • Doug McIntyre, Editor-in-Chief, 24/7 Wall St.
  • Nico McLane, CTO & Director of Interactive Marketing, Imagine 360
  • Don Michels, Chief Technology Officer, Medialink Worldwide
  • Craig Moehl, Managing Director, Groovy Gecko
  • Andrew Olson, SVP, Comcast Interactive Media and COO, thePlatform
  • Neal Page, CEO, Inlet Technologies
  • Patty Perkins, VP and Special Products Manager, Wachovia Bank
  • Greg Pulier, CTO and Founder, Interactive Video Technologies, Inc.
  • Nick Rockwell, EVP and CTO, Digital Technology, MTV Networks
  • Tom Streeter, Application Specialist, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Ben Waggoner, Principal Video Strategist, Silverlight, Microsoft

Congratulations to all the winners. For more information, contact Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen,, 920-342-6263.

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Publication Date: Monday, April 14, 2008