Dan Rayburn

Frost & Sullivan, Principal Analyst, Digital Media Group

Dan Rayburn is a principal analyst in the Digital Media Group at Frost & Sullivan. He publishes market data and analysis on many streaming media technologies and trends across mobile, broadband, and last mile networks.

Rayburn is considered to be one of the foremost authorities, speakers, and writers on streaming media technology and online video business models. An avid blogger, author and analyst, he is often referred to as the "voice of the industry" and has been quoted in more than a thousand news items by nearly every major media outlet over the past nineteen years. His blog (www.StreamingMediaBlog.com) is one of the most widely read sites for broadcasters, content owners, Wall Street money managers, and industry executives in the online video sector. Rayburn's articles have been published by the WSJ, CNN, GigaOm, Fortune, Business Insider, Gizmodo and he has been interviewed on Bloomberg, Fox, CNN, CBS, CNBC, and NPR, amongst others. Due to his expertise in the content delivery market, he has also received invitations to speak as a witness at hearings by both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives on topics pertaining to net neutrality, telecom mergers, and content delivery architectures.

Rayburn is also an executive vice president for StreamingMedia.com, the industry's trade association group, and acts as their chairman for multiple conferences produced each year. He is also a sought after expert in patent cases involving video technologies and due to his military background, has been a technical advisor to various DoD agencies. Rayburn has been a guest lecturer and teacher at numerous academic institutions in the U.S. and abroad, has presented at more than a hundred conferences, and has authored/co-authored eight streaming media related books that have sold more than 25,000 copies to date.

After serving in the United States Air Force and Air National Guard, Rayburn became a certified systems engineer working with Apple Computer and in 1996, he co-founded one of the first webcasting production companies in the industry. After helping to produce some of the largest webcasts on the Internet at the time, the company was successfully acquired for $70M by a large telecommunications provider during the tech bubble of the late nineties. Rayburn was also the worldwide director of the Streaming Media Division for the Globix Corporation, an Internet infrastructure and content delivery network provider headquartered in NYC.

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