blinkx CEO Suranga Chandratillake to Speak on Entrepreneurship and Video at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – January 28, 2009 – blinkx, the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced that Founder and CEO Suranga Chandratillake will be presenting on “Entrepreneurship and Video: The Future of Search” at an upcoming Tech@Tuck event at 12 p.m. EST on Wednesday, February 4, 2009. Each year, the Center for Digital Strategies at the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, plans a speaker series consisting of several tradeshows, seminars and panels that reflect current themes in technology, innovation and the Internet.
This year’s speaker series, underwritten by Glenn Britt, CEO of Time Warner Cable, Dartmouth and Tuck alumnus, will be targeted to an MBA audience and include participation ranging from executives, industry experts and faculty to gain insight into emerging trends impacting the media and entertainment industry. Sessions will be anchored around the theme, “Video: Winning the battle for people, platforms and profits”. Other speakers confirmed for 2009 include: Anne Sweeney, Co-chair, Disney Media Networks and President, Disney-ABC Television Group; Enrique Rodriguez, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft TV Division; James McQuivey, VP, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research; and Bob Zitter, Executive Vice President, Technology and Chief Technology Officer, Home Box Office, Inc.
A highly regarded expert on the convergence of the Web and TV, Mr. Chandratillake has more than a decade of experience in next-generation search and is well qualified to speak as both an entrepreneur and a thought leader in online video.
As the pioneer in video search technology, blinkx has built a reputation as the smartest way to search new forms of online content such as video. With more than 420 partners and 32 million hours of indexed video and audio content, including favorite TV moments, news clips, short documentaries, music videos, video blogs and more, blinkx uses advanced speech-recognition technology to deliver results that are more accurate and reliable than standard metadata-based keyword searches.
blinkx plc (LSE AIM: BLNX) is the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine. Today, blinkx has indexed more than 32 million hours of audio, video, viral and TV content, and made it fully searchable and available on demand. blinkx’s founders set out to solve a significant challenge – as TV and user-generated content on the Web explode, keyword-based search technologies only scratch the surface. blinkx’s patented search technologies listen to – and even see – the Web, helping users enjoy a breadth and accuracy of search results not available elsewhere. In addition, blinkx powers the video search for many of the world’s most frequented sites. blinkx is based in San Francisco and London. More information is available at www.blinkx.com.
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