I caught up last month in San Francisco with Tim Napoleon, Akamai's chief digital strategist who spoke about the importance of creating industry standards around the many video players in the market.

Akamai is working on an open source video player initiative with the IAB, Adobe and Microsoft and others to to develop standards.  Tim says this is essential for advertising in videos and the growth of the industry.  The industry group is called the Open Video Player Initiative.

Tim was participant in the Beet.TV Online Video Roundtable at the Adobe offices.

— Andy Plesser, Executive Producer