Here is a short update on what we have been working on recently.
We streamed a debate in the European Parliament organized by EU40 and Debating Europe in collaboration with Euronews. This was the first time we produced a simultaneous live webcast for three websites. Each of them featured a live, real-time updated program, general information about the event, a twitter feed, and iOS and Android compatible streams. The event itself was entitled “Juncker & Trichet debate : Lessons learned from the Global Economic Crisis, Europe at a crossroad”. It was introduced by Alexander Alvaro, vice President of the European Parliament and was moderated by Euronews Journalist Paul Hackett. Besides Jean-Claude Juncker and Jean-Claude Trichet originally Dominique Strauss-Kahn was also on the program. He cancelled a few days before the event. Overall the event went very well and everyone involved seemed pleased with the result. So were we.
That same day in the evening we organized the event management part of a Special Event on Cloud Computing organized by the European Internet Foundation. It was very challenging to set up the rooms in a short period of time. We had a problem that we have never had before. The image projected from our MacBook Pros on to the LED walls in the rooms was noisy whenever the source material was anything outside of Keynote. We had to freeze the frames on the video mixer to solve that. European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes was the keynote speaker of the event. Representatives from Microsoft, Google, The European Consumers Organisation (BEUC), Huawei, Lufthansa, SAP, AT&T, Deutsche Telekom and MEPS also spoke during the event. We really enjoyed being there and we hope that we will be doing more events like this one.