The speakers at the Asia Video Summit 2019 are experts in our industry.
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Saugato Banerjee, MD Asia, A+E Networks
Saugato Banerjee is Managing Director, A+E Networks - Asia. He is tasked with leading the expansion of the business across the region encompassing long-form original production, digital content and channels. Saugato has held prior roles at ESPN-STAR Sports, CNBC, Contract Advertising and FCB. He is an Economics graduate from the University of Mumbai with a postgraduate diploma in Marketing Communications from MICA, India.
Cathy Yang, Anchor-Managing Editor, ABS-CBN
Cathy Yang is anchor and managing editor of ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), specialising in business and financial news. She spent 15 years working in Tokyo and Hong Kong for Bloomberg TV, Reuters TV and CCTV English (now CGTN). She now hosts ANC's Market Edge and Business Nightly and The Boss. She is a three-time recipient of the Asian TV Awards.
Elaine Uy, Head of OTT, ABS-CBN
Elaine Uy-Casipit is ABS-CBN’s Head of iWant (the biggest Filipino OTT platform) and the OIC-Head of ABS-CBN Digital. Elaine propels the growth of iWant by collaborating with the best creators, promoting continuous product innovation, monitoring business development, and overseeing content management. She champions the corporate-wide digital strategy, spearheading creative, social media, business intelligence, and product initiatives and has won multiple local and international digital awards for ABS-CBN.
José Somolinos, Innovation Strategist, Accedo
José Somolinos, Innovation Strategist at Accedo based in Stockholm. He has a background in both Engineering and Communication which blends perfectly with his passion for design and User Experience. Jose is always searching for what’s next and big enthusiast of the incredible opportunities in Video User Experiences.
Huang Baozhong, Executive Vice President, APT Satellite
Mr. Huang Baozhong, Executive Vice President of APT Satellite Company Ltd (APT) responsible for marketing and sales. Before joining APT, he had been working in a series of senior positions such as the Vice President of China Satellite Communications Corporation, Vice President of China Direct Broadcast Satellite Company Limited and Vice President of China’s SINO Satellite Company Limited.
Louis Boswell, CEO, Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA)
Louis Boswell is the Chief Executive Officer of Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA). As CEO, his remit is to lead the industry through championing all broad based initiatives that result in a more vibrant and healthy video ecosystem. This includes being at the forefront of industry research, supporting evolving business models, understanding the role of technology, representing the industry in conversations with regulators and taking a leading role in eliminating piracy.
John Medeiros, Chief Policy Officer, Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA)
John Medeiros is the Chief Policy Officer of Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) as well as Senior Government Relations Advisor to the Board. He leads the Association’s program of engagement with governments and the policy community inside and outside Asia. AVIA’s advocacy of members’ interests, and ongoing dialogue with a wide range of regulatory officials on behalf of the pay-TV industry are under his direction. He also coordinates the Association’s research, education, and intellectual property enforcement activities.
Roger Tong, CEO, AsiaSat
Roger joined AsiaSat in March 2008 and was appointed CEO on 16 April 2018. Prior to joining AsiaSat, he was employed by Telesat Canada where he worked as a technical consultant and was responsible for various commercial satellite programmes. He has also held senior management positions at COM DEV International, Allen Telecom Inc. and Mark IV Industries Ltd. Roger has served as a board member of AVIA since November 2018.
Henry Tan, CEO, Astro
Henry is building on Astro's unrivalled engagement with 76% of Malaysian households, 16.7 million listeners and 10.1 million visitors on digital platforms to develop new adjacencies in broadband, OTT, digital, data driven marketing and commerce. Henry champions vernacular original IPs for local and regional audiences. He was instrumental in the success of 8 of Malaysia’s top 10 films, driving Astro’s share of local gross box office to 60% in 2018.
Agnes Rozario, Director of Content, Astro
Agnes Rozario has been a core part of Astro’s growth and positioning as the top entertainment destination for Malaysians. She leads the company’s content team, which covers all vernaculars, regional and Hollywood content, sports and film businesses. Agnes was key in driving the success of Pay Per View and VOD services, which in 2018 had garneredover 50 million downloads and engagements. She also spearheads Asian originals via regional partnerships.
Jonathan Munro, Head of Newsgathering, BBC News
Jonathan Munro is the Head of BBC Newsgathering - the world's largest broadcast newsgathering operation with more than 60 international bureaux. He is in charge of the day-to-day activity and deployments of all journalists working to BBC network news based in the UK and abroad. His department provides live coverage and reports to all English language radio, television and multimedia platforms across BBC News. He also deputises for the Director of News and is regularly in overall charge of the BBC News division.
Shad Hashmi, SVP, Digital Services Global Distribution, BBC Studios
Shad Hashmi carries global responsibilities for the continued development, implementation and roll-out of digital propositions across BBC Studios’s Global Distribution division – which includes Asia, Central Europe & Middle East (CEMA), and Northern and Western Europe. Prior to BBC Studios, Shad worked at international media companies including CNBC and Encompass Digital Media delivering strategic digital and technology initiatives.
Diane Hamer, Head of Business & Legal Affairs Content and Brand Protection, BBC Studios
Diane is an Australian and UK qualified solicitor. Prior to becoming a lawyer Diane worked in TV production in the UK, and on qualification specialised in IP particularly in a media context. She worked in private practice in Sydney before moving to Lovells to join its TMT practice. From there she moved to the BBC and later to BBC Studios, where she heads up BBC Studios’ Content and Brand Protection team.
Mike Kerr, Managing Director, Asia, beIN Asia Pacific
As Managing Director, Mike works closely with the beIN Media Group global leadership team to realise its mission of redefining the sports and entertainment experience for fans in Asia and ANZ. Since joining beIN, Mike has strengthened and widened the coverage of beIN SPORTS brand through strategic partnerships with pay-TV platforms, telcos and smart device manufacturers; acquisitions of key sports properties including the Rugby World Cup, Premier League, LaLiga and UEFA Champions League.
Beatrice Lee, CEO, Blue Ant Media, Asia Pacific
Beatrice Lee serves as CEO of Blue Ant Media Asia-Pacific, a subsidiary of international producer, distributor and channel operator, Blue Ant Media. Lee is tasked with managing and growing Blue Ant Media’s roster of international channels in the Asia-Pacific in the areas of business operations, channel distribution, scheduling and consumer marketing across the region. Lee has over 18 years of experience in senior management, as well as sales and marketing of high-quality Sports and Entertainment Media and Events.
Monty Ghai, Founder & CEO, Brandwith
Jasper Donat, CEO, Branded
Jasper began his career in advertising in London in 1987 moving to Eurosport in 1992. He moved to Asia in 1995 to work for Star Sports and joined Channel [V] in 1997 where he constructed many branded content deals whilst also working on the launch of channels in Australia, Thailand, Philippines and South Korea. Jasper co-founded BRANDED In 2001 and has since created the “Matters” series of events, the YouTube FanFest and It’s a Girl Thing. Branded was recently acquired by the Dentsu Aegis Network.
Greg Armshaw, Head of Media, Asia, Brightcove
As Head of Media for Brightcove in Asia, Greg is focused on expanding the video streaming company’s footprint across the region. Greg has more than 20 years of experience in advertising, digital marketing, and a rich experience in building consumer offerings in the technology, media & telecom sector. Prior to Brightcove, Greg held various senior management and mentor roles at Universal McCann, McCann WorldGroup, Chinaccelator, and as an OTT TV advisor to CASBAA, now known as Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA).
Jaime Ho, Chief Editor, CNA Digital
Jaime was appointed Chief Editor, CNA Digital in March 2016, where he now oversees all of CNA’s digital and social content. He leads a team that covers Singapore, the region and the world for a growing audience, through groundbreaking story-telling techniques that combine the best in written and visual story-telling.
Michael Kearns, VP International Digital and Strategic Partnerships, CNBC International
Michael Kearns is CNBC International’s VP, International Digital and Strategic Partnerships. Kearns is responsible for devising and driving the network’s digital product and content offerings outside the United States, as well as to strengthen existing partnerships to enhance and grow the network’s reach. Kearns was previously Head of News and Programming in APAC, where he managed CNBC’s business day news and weekend programming while establishing editorial priorities with programme leaders.
Janine Stein, Editorial Director, ContentAsia
Janine Stein is Editorial Director for ContentAsia's information platforms, including annual conference, the ContentAsia Summit; and women’s events under the banner of ContentAsia Women. She has covered Asia’s media business since 1989 for, among others, The Hollywood Reporter (U.S.), South China Morning Post/Television & Entertainment Times (HK),Variety, Cable & Satellite Asia (FT Business), Television Business International (TBI, U.K.) and Electronic Media (U.S.). Prior to 1989, she covered the African TV/film industries.
Jeff Tan, VP of Sales, APAC, ContentWise
Jeff joined ContentWise with 20+ years of experience in managing and driving solutions throughout the APAC region for the broadcast, pay TV and OTT markets. He held several sales management positions with companies such as SeaChange, Verimatrix, Conax, Irdeto Access and Amino Communications where he was instrumental in penetrating into several key tier 1 operators in the region. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computer Science from Queen Mary College, University of London.
Simon Robinson, MD, Discovery Asia Pacific and Chief Financial Officer, Discovery International
As Discovery’s Managing Director for Asia Pacific, Simon oversees the operations of all Discovery’s businesses in the region. Simon is also Group EVP Finance and CFO for Discovery’s international business. He plays a key role in shaping Discovery’s global strategy and priorities, while tapping into his deep understanding of the organisation and its capabilities for opportunities and innovative partnerships in Asia, especially in the digital space.
Anna Pak Burdin, VP & GM - Southeast Asia, Discovery Networks Asia Pacific
Anna oversees all aspects of business and operations for Discovery in Southeast Asia, driving growth and expanding the product offering with a focus on digital opportunities. Anna joined Discovery in 2014 and held several senior roles including running the company’s business across Eastern Europe. Prior to that, she was Distribution Director for Eurosport and most recently with Russia’s National Media Group managing its pay TV distribution portfolio, including Discovery.
Rohit Tharani, Head of Products, Southeast Asia, Discovery Networks Asia Pacific
As Head of Products for Southeast Asia, Rohit looks after the overall strategy and direction for Discovery’s PayTV and digital portfolio of brands like Discovery Channel, TLC, HGTV, Asian Food Channel, Animal Planet, Food Network, Travel Channel, and more. Rohit and his team focus on content curation, local production, audience development, direct to consumer digital products, partnerships and business development. Rohit was previously Head of Content & Communication at FOX Networks group.
John Dykes, Presenter, Sports, Asia Pacific, FOX Networks Group
John Dykes is Asia’s most high-profile football presenter and analyst. The host of Fox Sports’ “The John Dykes Show”, which airs during primetime, three nights a week, John has been a firm favourite with Asian football fans for more than 20 years. Before joining Fox, he spent seven years in the UK, anchoring the Premier League’s worldwide content service. John’s TV career began at TVB in Hong Kong and included a 13-year stint with ESPN STAR Sports.
Jil Bausa-Go, VP for Content Portfolio & Partner Management, Globe
Jil Bausa-Go is the Vice President for Content Portfolio & Partner Management, Consumer Business Group of Globe Telecom, Inc. She is a key driver in the digital transformation of Globe as she oversees the portfolio development and content strategy implementation that includes partner acquisition and service creation across various content verticals such as video, music, games & Esports, as well as lifestyle & m-commerce.
Caleb Donaldson, Senior Counsel, Google
Caleb Donaldson has been copyright counsel at Google since 2012. Before his law career, Caleb worked on the early World Wide Web; he built, among other things, the first website in the world to bear banner advertising.
Peter Bithos, CEO, HOOQ
Peter Bithos is CEO of HOOQ. Committed to HOOQ’s mission of telling a million stories to a billion people, Peter jumped from running multi-billion dollar P&Ls as COO at Globe Telecom (2010-2015) and CEO at Virgin Mobile Australia (2007 – 2010) to leading Asia’s first and largest premium video OTT play. A movie aficionado, Peter geeks out on sci-fi classics and is a die-hard fan of the original Star Wars trilogy. Peter’s currently HOOQ’d and hopes to get you HOOQ’d too!
Michael Fleshman, CTO, HOOQ
Michael Fleshman is CTO of HOOQ. Michael leads the strategic planning and development of HOOQ’s product and platform to ensure that HOOQ stays ahead of the technology curve in the OTT space, spearheads innovation and most of all, delivers a flawless customer experience. A veteran to the media industry, Fleshman has more than 20 years of experience with leading roles at BBC Worldwide, Viacom, Financial Times and AOL before joining HOOQ.
Jessica Deery, Director and Counsel, Horizon Recruitment
Jessica started her career with Freshfields and has worked in London, HK, Shanghai, NY, Sydney and Singapore. Her in-house legal career and passion for the media industry began with ESPN Star Sports before joining Sony Pictures Television Networks where she headed up the legal team in Asia. Owner of Horizon Recruitment, which recruits legal, compliance and public policy professionals, Jessica is now enjoying connecting with the best talent in media and beyond.
Mark Britt,Co-Founder and Group CEO, iflix
Mark Britt has dedicated his career to building agile, disruptive digital companies in emerging markets. Leading global technology and media companies in Asia Pacific, he recognised an opportunity to transform the entertainment landscape in emerging markets. In 2014, he co-founded iflix to redefine entertainment for the next billion people.
Nick Chuah,Head of Sales APAC, Invidi
Nick Chuah, an accomplished media ad sales professional, closing deals such as Hotstar and led the programmatic TV initiative in the APAC region. As Head of Sales at Invidi Technologies Corporation, he is spearheading the groundbreaking merger of both linear and online TV space. Nick has a Bachelors Degree in Electrical and Electronics (Hons) from Universiti Sains Malaysia and Big Data Engineering for Analytics Certificate from National University of Singapore.
Charley Thomas, Director of Solutions Engineering, Limelight
Charley Thomas is a Director of Solutions Engineering at Limelight Networks, working with media and entertainment customers to distribute online content around the world. With over 15 years in the distributed computing space, Charley helps companies simplify and integrate complex workflows and help steer new innovations at Limelight. Previously he worked at Internap where he assisted clients with streaming video challenges. Charley lives in Tokyo, Japan and is an avid beach lounger.
Kanop Supamanop, Chief Content Business Officer, LINE Company (Thailand)
Kanop Supamanop serves as Chief Content Business Officer at LINE Thailand. He is responsible for overall leadership of LINE’s content assets, which include LINE TV (OTT platform) and LINE TODAY (news portal). Prior to this role, Kanop was the Head of B2C and LINE Stickers looking after LINE digital products (LINE Stickers, LINE Theme). Before joining LINE, he has experience in Telecommunication industry specialty in VAS offering.
Manjot Singh Mann, CEO, M1
Manjot Singh Mann was appointed as CEO of M1, a challenger telco, on 6 December 2018. He has 28+ years of operational leadership experience across diverse geographies and a unique blend of insights in the rapidly evolving telecommunications industry. Prior to joining M1, Mr Mann experience includes CEO at Pareteum Asia, a leading cloud software platform company, Global CEO (Communications and Convergence) of Lebara Mobile (UK), one of the most successful pan-European MVNOs and CEO of Hutchison Telecommunication, Indonesia.
Neil Sharpe, Director, Product Marketing, Friend MTS
Neil Sharpe is Director of Product Marketing at Friend MTS, which provides global monitoring and watermarking services to premium content providers to stop streaming piracy. With deep experience across the broadcast and digital media industry, spanning both live production and video delivery, he has contributed to the success of start-ups and major video technology businesses.
Rohan Tiwary, Head of Broadcast, Media & Entertainment Partnerships APAC, Google
Rohan Tiwary is a technology and media executive with experience across sales, strategy consulting and product marketing. As Regional Head of Broadcast, Media & Entertainment Partnerships for Google APAC, he manages complex cross-Google initiatives to bring relevant solutions to partners that help them remain at the forefront of innovation and technology. Prior to joining Google, Rohan led management consulting projects at Accenture for the Comms, Media and Technology vertical. He has also worked with leading broadcast and print organisations.
Vivek Couto, Executive Director & Co-Founder, Media Partners Asia
With more than 20 years of experience in media & telecoms, Vivek Couto is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Media Partners Asia (MPA). MPA is the leading independent provider of research, advisory and consulting services across the media, entertainment, sports, telecommunications and technology industries in Asia Pacific. Vivek leads teams to offer clients corporate strategy, market research, asset appraisal and M&A-related due diligence. Vivek is also a member of the Board on the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) in Singapore.
Datuk Kamal Khalid, Group Managing Director, Media Prima Berhad
Datuk Kamal Khalid, aged 47, a Malaysian, has been Group Managing Director of Media Prima Berhad since 2 August 2017. He has been with Media Prima since May 2009. Prior to that, he served as Head of the Communications Unit in the Prime Minister's Office for 6 years. He has also worked in the financial services sector in banking and private equity financing and at the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (now Bursa Malaysia).
Tham Loke Kheng, CEO, Mediacorp
Tham Loke Kheng was appointed Mediacorp CEO and Board Director on 1 September 2017. An industry veteran with extensive media experience, Loke Kheng has spent her career steering the growth of pay television and broadband, as well as holding senior management and leadership roles in leading Asian operators in Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong. With her current appointment in Mediacorp, she comes full circle to the same organisation, where she started her career in 1988.
Anil Nihalani, Head of Digital Products & Technology, Mediacorp
Anil Nihalani is Head of Digital Products & Technology at Mediacorp. Prior to joining Mediacorp in 2014, Anil worked at Starhub, British Telecom (Singapore) and the then Telecom Authority of Singapore. Anil has a Masters of Science in Communications and Signal Processing from Imperial College London and a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electronics & Electrical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh.
Mark Milstein, Founder & MD, Microstocksolutions
Mark Milstein is the founder of Microstocksolutions llc. Microstocksolutions is a leading provider of human and software-powered visual asset management services and strategies for the media industry, the Fortune 500 and beyond. Microstocksolutions is also home to VRmeta, an intelligent cloud-based media management platform. VRmeta applies in-frame, time-based descriptive metadata to nearly any known video asset type, and can export and share those assets every known DAM and MAM.
James Miner, Chief Executive Officer, MinerLabs & Video Assure
James Miner is CEO at MinerLabs and Video Assure. Video Assure is a cloud-based video stream monitoring platform with instant insights and forecasting to help content companies better monetize streaming media. A digital pioneer, James led teams in Asia, and Silicon Valley holding leadership roles at About.com, ESPN STAR, Fox Sports Asia, Scient, and WPP. James is a Digital Committee EXCO member of SGTECH. His teams have won SITF Award Silver, and APICTA Awards Gold.
Gidon Freeman, Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, NBCUniversal International
Gidon worked in business journalism and in public affairs and communications consultancy before joining NBCUniversal in 2010. He works on regulation and government affairs issues across the company’s various businesses internationally, with a particular focus on the European and Asia-Pacific regions. Subject matter expertise includes copyright/IP policy, broadcasting and media regulation, as well as trade and market access restrictions.
Stéphane Le Dreau , Senior Vice President, Regional General Manager APAC, NAGRA
Stéphane Le Dreau is the Senior Vice President, Regional General Manager APAC Nagra. He joined the company in 2009 as VP Product and Solutions in the marketing organization and has taken South Asia Sales responsibility in 2011. He has over 18 years of experience in the management of complex solutions in international environment, holding various senior sales and marketing positions at Nortel in Dallas (US), Hong Kong, Paris (France) and London (UK).
Pascal Métral, VP, Legal Affairs, NAGRA
Pascal Métral serves as Vice President of Legal Affairs for NAGRA/Kudelski Group, a world leader in digital security and cybersecurity. He joined NAGRA in 2003 as an external counsel specialized in IP and criminal law, stepping into the role of the in-house counsel in charge of anti-piracy, anti-cybercrime and corporate matters in 2009. Pascal also heads a global team of in-house and external lawyers and investigators within the NAGRA Anti-Piracy Services unit.
Tony Zameczkowski, VP, Business Development, Asia, Netflix
Anthony (“Tony”) Zameczkowski is Vice President, Business Development for Netflix Asia. Tony has held pivotal roles within huge organizations operating where he has been responsible for leading teams in strategic partnerships and business development efforts in ever-changing and fast-moving environments. With more than 17 years’ experience in the media and technology industry, Tony has a proven track record of building and strengthening strategic partnerships with key players across content verticals (entertainment, music, sports and news) in markets covering Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia.
Jonathan Olsberg, Executive Chair, Olsberg SPI
Jonathan has worked in the screen industries for 37 years as producer, distributor, sales agent and, since 1992, executive chair of the international consultancy Olsberg SPI. The firm is a leading adviser on public policy matters for governments as well as business issues for corporations. He is responsible for SPI’s work with international clients and travels frequently to established and emerging markets. In 2019 to date these have included Australia, New Zealand, USA, Russia, Abu Dhabi, Sweden, Italy, Russia, Kazakhstan and Costa Rica, among others.
Ranjeet Laungani, SVP, Asia Pacific, Nielsen Marketing Cloud, Nielsen
Ranjeet Laungani leads Nielsen’s digital and media businesses across Greater China and North Asia and is also responsible for the expansion, growth and commercial success of Nielsen’s Marketing Cloud and DMP solutions across the Asia Pacific region. Ranjeet has spent over 15 years with Nielsen across its buy and watch verticals. He has two undergraduate degrees and holds an MBA in Finance.
Janice Lee, Managing Director, PCCW Media Group
Janice Lee is Managing Director of PCCW Media Group since 2010. She is in charge of the company’s media and entertainment businesses including Hong Kong’s largest pay TV service Now TV, pan-regional OTT streaming video service Viu in South East Asia, Middle East and South Africa, and digital streaming music service MOOV.
Derek Choi, Head of Pay TV, PCCW Media Group
Mr. Derek Choi joined PCCW in 2003 and is currently the Head of Now TV. Derek has been working for Now TV for over 15 years and has held various key positions in Marketing, Commercial & Sales, in which he has a proven track record in leading Now TV towards successful business growth. Prior joining PCCW, Derek also held key marketing positions in several multinational banks in Hong Kong, where he gained his marketing experience in the banking and finance industry.
Mamie Leung, SVP Content Development, PCCW Media Group
Mamie has been leading Now TV’s content strategy and managing its wide range of content partnerships to support Now TV’s evolution and overall business growth over the past ten years. She also heads up Now TV’s sport production team and content development for “Now E” which is a new one-stop entertainment OTT platform launched in May 2018 for Millennials to enjoy their favourite content anytime, anywhere with no strings attached.
Unmish Parthasarathi, Founder, Picture Board Partners
Unmish's love affair with digital video started in 2000, when he was deputed from the London newsroom of Sports News Television (IMG's JV with the Associated Press) to create a wholesale service offering for "portals". Next came a startup, creating videos of Champions League matches and Robbie Williams concerts followed by the iPlayer at the BBC, ESPN Player in Singapore, KL and Hong Kong, Ballball in Indonesia, Vietnam & Japan, and, in-match video highlights for the ICC in 140+ countries.
David Ranter, Senior Manager, Pioneer Consulting Asia
David is a Senior Manager at Pioneer Consulting Asia (PCA) where he works with telcos and media companies to shape their digital product strategies across South East Asia. David also leads PCA’s research team which tracks consumer online viewing habits across 10 markets in Asia including India and China. He’s spent the last 12 years in the region, previously driving early revenue growth at the Asian Food Channel prior to its acquisition by Scripps Network. He holds an MBA from INSEAD.
Virat Patel, Managing Director, Pioneer Consulting Asia
Virat Patel is the Managing Director of Pioneer Consulting Asia, a management consultancy specialising in telecoms, media and digital in Asia. He is based in Singapore. He has extensive experience in business strategy, business planning, and market entry. He has developed pay TV, broadband and video strategies for platforms and content providers. His team has undertaken primary research on changing viewing habits in 10 markets in Asia. He is also an executive coach and mentor to executives in media and telecoms.
Esther Nguyen, Founder & CEO, POPS Worldwide
Esther founded POPS in 2007 and the company has since been instrumental in changing the entertainment industry in Vietnam, through educating the industry on copyright to building an ecosystem for which the industry could monetize and evolve. POPS has become an established entertainment brand creating new experiences for the fans through content, events, and our own OTT services. Esther has been named on the list of Forbes TOP 60 Women-Led Startups that are shaking up tech across the globe.
Sutanto Hartono, Managing Director, PT. Elang Mahkota Teknologi (Emtek)
Sutanto Hartono, Managing Director of PT. Elang Mahkota Teknologi (EMTEK), Tbk. the CEO of Surya Citra Media (SCM) , Tbk. and the CEO of Surya Citra Televisi (SCTV) leading the effort to establish SCM leadership in the broadcast and event industry, aligning strategy to transform the EMTEK group to be the dominant player in the content production, digital platform and event. Some of EMTEK portfolios include Bukalapak, Dana, Vidio.com, Kapanlagi Youniverse (KLY), All Stars, Rumah.com, Oto.com and EMC Hospitals.
Scott Barber, XPression Business Development Manager, Ross Video
Business Development and Sales from an extensive broadcast graphics background, within the rapidly changing Broadcast industry. My career highlights include an extensive career with the BBC, both internally as Graphics Producer, and also externally as a supplier, winning an ongoing contract for Vizrt, and managing their India sales office in Delhi. I have been with Ross for 2 years as Business Development Manager for XPression and Virtual Solutions.
Yew Weng Soo, Vice President, Sales & Market Development, Asia-Pacific, SES Video, SES
Yew Weng Soo is responsible for driving business strategy and commercial activities in the Asia-Pacific video market. With over 25 years of industry experience, Soo brings to SES Video a proven record of achieving business growth and deep understanding of customers' needs. Previously Managing Director of Globecast Asia, Soo has also worked for Intelsat, Loral CyberStar, and Verestar.
John Huddle, Director, Market Development, Asia, SES Video, SES
John leads SES Video’s market development activities in Asia-Pacific. In this role, John is responsible for developing new business opportunities across the region and driving strategic relationships and ventures with key stakeholders including customers, governments, regulatory bodies, vendors and service providers. John is also responsible for providing in region support in delivering SES Videos’ value-added solutions and Media platforms. In a 15-year career span, John has led global sales activities and driven customer engagement strategy for satellite operator Intelsat and mobile satellite communications company Thuraya.
Tim Armstrong, General Manager – Advertising Technology, Switch Media
An expert in video monetization, Tim Armstrong has over 13 years’ experience working in digital media businesses across sales, operations, technology, creative services and product functions. At Switch Media, Tim leads the server-side advertising product AdEase. This involves product development, strategy and market adoption for AdEase globally. Tim’s approach and expertise in the industry means he has become a trusted adviser and thought leader in the monetization and media advertising space.
Goh Seow Eng, Managing Director, Home Group Consumer, SingTel
Goh Seow Eng is Managing Director, Home at Singtel. As MD of Home, Eng runs Singtel’s fiber broadband, video, power and fixed line businesses in Singapore. He leads the team that spearheads Singtel’s ambitions in the residential market, including the new OTT video platform CAST, smart homes and electricity retailing. In addition, he manages all of Singtel’s consumer marketing communications, branding and customer lifecycle management.
Anurag Dahiya, Head of Content & Ad Sales, Singtel
Anurag Dahiya is Singtel TV’s Head of Content and Advertising Sales. He handles video content strategy and operations for Singtel TV, Singtel TV Go and Cast. Anurag also runs Singtel Media, Singtel’s integrated Ad Sales business providing marketing solutions via Singtel TV, mobile messaging, Singtel’s digital mobile offerings such as HungryGoWhere, NewsLoop, AMPed and inSing as well as traditional media such as bill inserts, envelopes and OOH media.
Gavin Buxton, Managing Director, SpotX
Gavin leads the growth of SpotX in APAC and his focus is helping publishers and brands realise the value of addressable video advertising across all streams and all screens. Gavin has over 18 years’ experience in the digital advertising space, and held leadership roles at Microsoft, Turner Broadcasting, and LinkedIn.
Thomas Ee, Chairman, Taiwan Broadband Communications
Thomas Ee is the Chairman of Taiwan Broadband Communications (TBC), which he joined in October 2007. Prior to joining TBC, Thomas worked in Singapore for StarHub as part of the company’s senior management team with both commercial and technical operational responsibilities. Before StarHub, Thomas worked in Digital Equipment Corporation, responsible for product management of its wide range of consumer and enterprise products, sales & marketing.
Matt Harty, SVP of Asia Pacific, TradeDesk
Matt Harty represents The Trade Desk as senior vice president of Asia Pacific. Harty has worked in online advertising in Asia since 1997, co-founding the first pan-Asian Ad Network, SpaceAsia Media, which was sold to CMGi in 2000. Matt then co-founded Activ8, a Yield Management company (precursor to SSPs) as a JV with OutBlaze, handling global media sales for 400 websites including Mail.com and HelloKitty. Harty is based in Singapore.
Anna Lockwood, Head of Market Development, Telstra Broadcast Services
Anna Lockwood is an experienced media industry executive specialising in sports and broadcast consulting. Anna has had previous global leadership roles in London, Singapore and Boston, and now works at Telstra at the convergence of the traditional broadcast industry and leading edge telecommunications and digital platforms.
Birathon Kasemsri Na Ayudhaya, Chief Content and Media Officer, True Corporation
As Chief Content & Media Officer for True Corporation, Birathon oversees all companies & joint-ventures under True responsible for content creation (movies, tv, music, games, publishing, etc.), content distribution (True4U, TNN, & True Visions), & content commercialization (True Media). Before coming to True, he has had extensive management experience in leading global technology, entertainment, & consumer products companies including Microsoft, Sony Music, Disney, Coca-Cola, & Philip Morris. Birathon additionally is Executive Assistant to CEO of True Corporation.
Alexandre Muller, MD, APAC, TV5MONDE
After working in the USA, Czech Republic and Taiwan, Mr. Muller joins TV5MONDE in 1997. He successfully heads several positions within the group before taking over the Asia-Pacific Department in 2004. Since 2007, he is based in Hong Kong as TV5MONDE’s Managing Director for Asia-Pacific. Alexandre is a member of the Asia Video Industry Association (ex CASBAA) Board of Directors since 2012, and the Board Member responsible for the Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) OTT and Connected Media Committee.
Rahul Pushkarna, Senior Director, Head of APAC Content Partnerships, Twitter
Rahul Pushkarna leads Content Partnerships for Twitter across APAC where he engages premium Sports, News, and Entertainment publishers to extend, scale, market, and monetize their content and be part of the global conversation. He brings 18 years experience in a career spanning investment banking in Europe and the United States to leading sales and business development efforts for NBC, Fox, and Sony in APAC. Follow him on Twitter at @rahul_pushkarna.
Paras Sharma, SVP & GM for Southeast Asia, Viacom International Media Networks
As Senior Vice President and General Manager for Southeast Asia at Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), Paras Sharma oversees the management and operations of the Southeast Asia business, including content distribution, advertising sales, digital media and consumer products, across VIMN's brands – MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, Paramount Channel and BET. He is also the Asia lead for VIMN’s digital and multiplatform business.
Akash Banerji, Business Head – Advertising Video on Demand Business, VOOT, Viacom18 Digital Ventures
Akash Banerji heads the marketing and partnerships for VOOT and is responsible for all digital marketing initiatives of VOOT (acquisition & retention), brand management, consumer research and insights. He also leads partnership discussions with an aim to drum-up the reach for the platform by working closely with OEMs, browsers, games and telcos. He is also responsible for topline growth through content syndication on digital platforms, globally and in India.
Ian McKee, Founder & CEO, Vuulr
In 2017 Ian saw the opportunity created by the disruption in the industry caused by the OTTs and the power of the blockchain - to start Vuulr - a blockchain based Supply Chain and Marketplace for Broadcast Content. Ian founded Vocanic in 2005 and led the business to become the largest, regional, full service social media marketing firm in Asia with offices in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Jakarta.
Natasha Malhotra, CCO, Vuulr
Clement Schwebig, Managing Director, WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, Southeast Asia, Pacific and China
Clément Schwebig is WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks’ managing director for Southeast Asia, Pacific and China. Schwebig oversees all entertainment networks including HBO and its family of channels, OTT service and two SVOD services, Warner TV, local content channels Red and Oh!K, as well as Cartoon Network and the kids portfolio, and all digital ventures. His responsibilities include operations, advertising sales, and the distribution of all networks including CNN International, HLN and BabyFirst.
Marianne Lee, Vice President, Content, General Entertainment, WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks Asia Pacific
Lee is responsible for the management and content strategy of the network’s general entertainment brands including Oh!K and WarnerTV. Her remit also includes co and original productions such as the upcoming Taiwan drama series “Haunted Heart”. Lee has pioneered several industry firsts including Oh!K being the first channel to broadcast Korean drama series with localization within 24-hours of their Korean telecast and simulcasting the annual MBC Awards with live English V.O.
Peter Szyszko, CEO and Founder, White Bullet Solutions
Peter is the CEO and founder of White Bullet, a technology company that detects and demonetises IP infringement. White Bullet uses AI to identify, continually monitor and dynamically score websites and apps engaged in IP infringing activity and tracks digital advertising funding them. White Bullet provides intelligence to digital intermediaries, including provision of transparency to the digital advertising ecosystem and solutions to avoid placing ads on high risk platforms.
Louise van Greunen, Director of the Building Respect for IP Division, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Ms. Louise van Greunen is the Director of the Building Respect for IP Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). She is responsible for policy dialogue in the WIPO Advisory Committee on Enforcement and for WIPO’s strategic and technical assistance in the field of IP enforcement. Prior to joining WIPO in 1996, Ms. Van Greunen was a public prosecutor in, and then the Registrar of Patents, Trademarks, Copyright and Designs of, South Africa. In that latest capacity, besides administering the IP Office of South Africa, she was also the Hearing Officer at the Tribunal of the Register of Trademarks, where she had the judicial competence of a single judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa.
Ranji David, Director - Asia Pacific, Marketing Services, World Federation of Advertisers
As Marketing Director for Asia with the World Federation of Advertisers, Ranji looks to elevate and enhance the marketing capabilities of WFA member organizations towards increased efficiency and effectiveness through the adoption of global best practices, industry frameworks and guidance as well as unique peer-to-peer round-table meetings. Prior to this, she managed the Media, Digital Marketing and Mobile IMC portfolios for Samsung Asia, was formerly the Executive Director of the IAB Singapore and has also enjoyed a successful career in Executive Search.
Jean-Christophe Jubin, Vice President, Sales APAC, Viaccess-Orca
Jean-Christophe Jubin joined Viaccess-Orca (Orange group) as VP Sales APAC in 2015. He is in charge of developing VO activities in the APAC region and is based in Singapore. Previously, he was EVP Sales and APAC for HTTV, a software solution provider for connected TV. Following the acquisition of STB software specialist SindiTV in 2011, he moved to Singapore. Jean-Christophe has developed a solid network in Asia and has sound experience developing sustainable business in this region.
Michael Greco, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Vindicia
Michael leads Vindicia’s initiatives and expansion in the region. Michael brings more than twenty years of experience in Asia Pacific leading sales organisations at Lucent, Lenovo, Juniper Networks and NTT. Vindicia brings enterprise-class innovation to consumer-facing subscription billing to help digital companies acquire and retain more customers by making payments seamless, secure and easy using Vindicia® CashBox® SaaS-based subscription billing and recurring payment solution.
Mukund Cairae, COO, International Business & Head of Sports Business, ZEEL
Mukund Cairae is the Chief Operating Officer of the International Business and Head of the Sports Business at Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) driving operational excellence across the two verticals. At ZEE, Mukund is responsible for the ad sales, marketing, distribution, syndication, content, programming and operations of the international business. He also oversees the broadcasting business in key territories including US & Canada, Europe, MENA, Africa, APAC besides the international film production and distribution business.
Shabir Momin, MD & CTO, Zenga TV
Shabir has had a successful track record in various technology and business positions at a CXO level for few years before he became an entrepreneur. He has founded and co-founded ZengaTV, one of the leading OTT services, OneDigital Entertainment, a Digital content company, OneAxcess.com, and many others. He is a successful entrepreneur and a professional with an excellent track record in technology innovation especially in the digital media and convergence technology.
Eunice Park, VP of Global Sales, Zixi
Eunice Park Zixi’s VP of Global Sales is a seasoned sales executive who has served with leading technology companies creating and cultivating strategic relationships for growth. Prior to Zixi, Eunice worked at Akamai driving Akamai’s strategic broadcast and media efforts. At Akamai she excelled as an award-winning business partner focused on leading sales efforts in content distribution initiatives with strategic broadcast and distribution OTT, as well as aggregator clients. Eunice has deep negotiating experience developed supporting mutually beneficial complex agreements with client partners and MVPDs emerging to diverse platforms.
Alan is a Media and Entertainment professional with over 25 years of industry experience. He held MD level positions for past 15 years in Asia and most recently, he oversaw A+E Network’s Asia Pacific operations through 2018.
Divya Gopalan, Correspondent and Anchor
Divya has worked with the world’s top news stations for nearly 20 years and was involved in several major launches. As a correspondent and anchor for the groundbreaking Al Jazeera English channel she has been nominated for an Emmy, and recently was part of the award-winning team covering the Rohingya refugee crisis. She has worked in all aspects of news production at BBC World, CNN International, CNBC Asia and Europe.