Join us for a discussion with Syed Karim about Outernet, which provides a a groundbreaking innovation in broadcasting, marrying satellite broadcasting with file delivery, transcending the format and time limitations of traditional radio or TV broadcasting. Filecasting differentiates itself from a traditional broadcast by sending information as data files, so content is no longer limited to video and audio. Receivers automatically cache these files locally, so users can enjoy flexible, on-demand access to content. With the global reach of satellite broadcasting, this system is paving a new way to distribute, access, and consume content.
Syed Karim is CEO and Founder of Outernet, Inc. Prior to starting Outernet, Syed led early stage investing at Media Development Investment Fund, a double-bottom line fund that focuses on independent media companies in emerging and frontier markets. Before MDIF, Syed was responsible for new products and strategic initiatives at WBEZ in Chicago. In addition to his media experience, Syed’s time at the international innovation consultancy, IDEO, and graduate work in library and information science at the University of Illinois heavily informed the importance of establishing a global multimedia service which is globally accessible.
This is part of a continuing series of space entrepreneurship discussion and networking forums presented by NewSpace Chicago and hosted at mHUB Chicago. This event is free and open to the public.
Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: mHUB Chicago Event Space
Location: 965 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL (Get Directions)