TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Limelight Networks, Inc., (Nasdaq: LLNW) today announced that it will host its second annual rich media summit, the 2008 Digital Media Innovation Forum (http://www.dminnovationforum.com/). The event will take place at the Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix on 15-17 October 2008.
With the theme "Innovation: From Creation to Consumption," the three-day event will feature senior-level executives from the content publishing, technology, and telecom sectors discussing the opportunities and challenges in building a scalable and profitable online business.
"With 75 percent of the U.S. Internet audience now viewing online video*, and international Internet traffic growing 53 percent between mid-2007 and mid-2008**, it's important to understand how to capitalize on this explosive growth of rich media," said Jeff Lunsford, chairman and chief executive officer, Limelight Networks, Inc. "At the Digital Media Innovation Forum, we are gathering leaders from the entire content ecosystem to discuss and forecast the evolution of digital media and its effect on online business models."
Featured speakers will include senior-level executives from Adobe, Accenture Digital Media Services, Associated Press, CNET Networks, Disney.com, Forrester Research, Fox Interactive Media, MTV, Microsoft, Motorola, and Veoh Networks. Attendees will learn about trends and innovations that are impacting their companies and reshaping the digital media landscape. Presentations and panel discussions will address topics and trends in entertainment, social media and e-commerce. Forum sessions include:
-- The future of digital media -- The six secrets of successful rich media -- Creating engaging online experiences -- How to meet the needs of today's "me-focused" online audience -- Emerging solutions for contextual video advertising -- Understanding next-generation mobile media consumption
The forum will not only provide insight into the opportunities and challenges in online business, it will present real-life case-study solutions to these challenges. For example, attendees will get a behind-the-scenes look at large-scale Internet event delivery through a case study on the largest online event in history, the 2008 Summer Games.
For more details on the conference and registration information, please visit the 2008 Digital Media Innovation Forum Web site at http://www.dminnovationforum.com. Journalists wishing to attend can request access by emailing palfieri at llnw dot com.
About Limelight Networks, Inc.
Limelight Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: LLNW) is a content delivery partner enabling the next wave of Internet business and entertainment. More than 1,300 Internet, entertainment, software, and technology brands trust our robust, scalable platform to monetize their digital assets by delivering a brilliant online experience to their global audience. Our architecture bypasses the busy public Internet using a dedicated optical network that interconnects thousands of servers and delivers massive files at the speed of light -- directly to the access networks that consumers use every day. Our proven network and passion for service provides our customers confidence that every object in their library will be delivered to every user, every time. Read our blog at http://blog.llnw.com or visit http://www.limelightnetworks.com for more information.
* Source: July 2008 data from independent research firm comScore. ** Source: September 2008 data from independent research firm TeleGeography.
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