Video Consumption Drives the World

Israeli Companies at the Forefront of Video Technologies

On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, the Office of Alumni Affairs and the YU Wall Street Group organized a panel discussion on “Israeli Technology Companies Driving Video Consumption.” Hosted by David Papier ’85YC at Dentons, a global law firm, the panel featured Gil Becker, president and CEO of AnyClip; Avi Cohen, COO and co-founder of LiveU; Hilary Kay, vice president of marketing and communication at Wibbitz; and Dana Poleg, vice president of marketing at Kaltura. The discussion was moderated by Joy Marcus, venture partner at Jerusalem Venture Partners.

Group Shot, Video Consumption Panel Discussion
(l-r): Gil Becker, Joy Marcus, Dana Poleg, Avi Cohen, Hilary Kay

Joel Straus ’82YUHS, ’86YC, ’92C of Kaplan Fox and Kilsheimer LLP and an active promoter of Yeshiva University’s alumni outreach efforts introduced the evening by thanking everyone for attending and emphasizing how events like these “help our students secure important internships and jobs and give Yeshiva University important support and visibility.”

The upshot of the conversation among the four companies was that the use for video is on an increasingly steep upward arc, both in terms of production (for example, 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute) and consumption (for such things as training and gaming). This high demand creates multiple opportunities for companies like these to find a lucrative niche for their services.

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