The speakers at the Asia Video Summit 2018 are experts in our industry.
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Toby Russell, CEO, 3Vision
3Vision is a leading international content consultancy offering advice on strategy, research and rights negotiation. Their clients include leading companies such as Sony, Fox, Paramount, Telefonica and Vodafone. Toby founded 3Vision after 10 years in the international TV division of Walt Disney. Toby and his team are content industry insiders – with decades of combined experience, they know the ins and outs of the industry like nobody else.
Cathy Yang, Anchor & Managing Editor, ABS-CBN
Cathy Yang boasts an extensive media career as a financial journalist. After stints in Tokyo and Hong Kong for Bloomberg TV Asia-Pacific, Reuters TV and CCTV English Channel, she returned to her home ‘Kapamilya’ network in the Philippines, ABS-CBN Corporation. She is currently Anchor-Managing Editor at ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC). Considered one of the network’s icons, she is a three-time recipient for Best News Anchor at the Asian TV Awards.
Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo
Michael Lantz co-founded Accedo in 2004 and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since then. In his role as CEO, Michael has lead Accedo to become the global market leading supplier of Video Experience Solutions with 500 employees across 18 offices. Michael’s background as a management consultant and extensive industry experience make him an appreciated speaker and advisor to Accedo’s diverse mix of customers all over the world.
Vijay Subramaniam, Director & Head of Content, Amazon Prime Video
In his role as Director & Head of Content for India, Vijay leads all content acquisitions for Prime Video and productions under the Amazon Studios banner. He is responsible for Prime Video’s content strategy and its execution across the spectrum of acquisitions and content creation. Having joined Amazon in 2017, he and his team work with India’s best creators and producers to bring premium quality content to their customers.
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.
Dr. Roger Tong, CEO, AsiaSat
Dr. Roger Tong, AsiaSat’s CEO, has over 33 years' experience in the satellite and telecommunications industry. Dr. Tong has held various senior management positions at COM DEV International, Allen Telecom and Mark IV Industries. Prior to joining AsiaSat in 2008, Dr. Tong worked as Technical Consultant to Telesat Canada. Dr. Tong holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering and a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the McMaster University, Canada, a MBA degree from the Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada and a Doctor of Business Administration from University of Newcastle in Australia.
Fred Vong, VP, Engineering, AsiaSat
Fred Vong is AsiaSat’s VP, Engineering. He has over 20 years’ satellite and telecommunications service experience. Fred Vong leads the engineering team in supporting customer activities, from network design to implementation, developing spacecraft programs, managing spectrum resources of the company and working with other departments to assess and crystallise opportunity from new technologies. Fred Vong has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and Master of Philosophy from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Hong Kong, and the Bachelor of Law from Manchester Metropolitan University.
Ina Lui, Senior Vice President, Commercial, Business Development & Strategy, AsiaSat
Ina Lui is AsiaSat’s Senior Vice President, Commercial, Business Development & Strategy. Ms. Lui has 25 years’ experience in the satellite, telecommunications and technology sectors, covering areas in sales, marketing, product and business development. She has worked in Singapore, South China and Hong Kong, and has held senior management positions at ABS, Intelsat, PanAmSat and Hong Kong Telecom. Prior to joining AsiaSat in June 2018, Ina was at ABS as Managing Director, Sales Asia Pacific. Ina holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Studies from the City University of Hong Kong.
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.
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.
Agnes Rozario, Co-Chief, International and Regional Content, Astro
Agnes incorporates a strong customer focus in the execution of her responsibilities, including the launch of Video on Demand across multiple screens and premium movie services: Astro First and Astro Best, to deliver content to a premium audience. Astro First became a game changer in the industry, uniquely offering a pay-per-view movie service. Agnes holds Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Economics degrees from Monash University, Australia.
CK Lee, Vice President & Chief of Sports, Astro
As Astro’s Chief of Sports, CK Lee leads Astro’s venture into all sports including eSports with eGG Network, a dedicated eSports channel, currently available in eight ASEAN countries. eGG Network has built the capabilities to distribute eSports content via linear and OTT platforms; and produce original content and live eSports tournaments in partnership with eSports games companies and sponsors.
Henry Tan, Chief Executive Office Designate, Astro
Henry is a strong believer in local and Asian content. He has pioneered many firsts including the first Korean HD, content “vernacularisation” with Malay comedy, Hokkien entertainment and ASEAN horror, digital vernaculars such as Gempak and XUAN, as well as eSports and Tamago. Working with like-minded partners, he has been championing Nusantara content. Henry looks forward to deepening and extending Astro’s current strengths to individuals, taking the company beyond content to include commerce in its ecosystem while continuing to enrich consumer lifestyle through personalisation and value-adds.
Romil Ramgarhia, COO, BARC India
Romil has been with BARC India since 2013 and been involved in setting up the largest TV audience measurement system in the world. One of the youngest COOs in Indian broadcast sector, Romil has been instrumental in strategy, planning and roll out of BARC’s services. He has also been involved in strengthening the overall business strategy as well as developing innovative funding and pricing structure of the organisation.
Shad Hashmi, Vice President, Digital Development Global Markets and Operations, BBC Studios
Shad Hashmi carries global responsibilities for the sales of BBC Studios digital propositions to telcos and for the continued development, implementation and roll-out of these digital propositions across BBC Studios’s Global Markets 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.
David Weiland, Executive Vice President, Asia, BBC Studios
David manages all of BBC Studios’ businesses in Asia. This includes driving revenue and profit growth across TV, Digital & Format Sales, Channels, Production and Consumer Products as well as business development in Greater China, India, Japan, Korea and across SE Asia. Previously based in London, he oversaw all BBCW business across France, Germany, the Nordics, Benelux, Italy and Iberia as EVP, Western Europe.
Mike Kerr, Managing Director, Asia, beIN Asia Pacific
As Managing Director, Mike works closely with the beIN Media Group’s global leadership team to realise its mission of redefining the sports and entertainment experience for fans in Asia and ANZ. With extensive experience in media, sales and sports marketing, Mike is tasked with shaping beIN’s business model and operations in the region while identifying new customer experiences and revenue opportunities.
Rai Cockfield, CEO & CO-Founder, BITREP.me
Rai is currently the CEO and CO-Founder of BITREP.me, a new community-focused digital talent marketplace continuing his work around building and professionalizing the content creator ecosystem in Asia-Pacific. Rai is a dedicated advocate of the Gaming, esports, IRL, and Creator ecosystem in the region. Previous to BITREP.me, he served as Head of APAC at Twitch, the largest live streaming platform in the world.
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 Sales, Brightcove
As Head of Sales 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)
Dr Annurag Batra, Chairman & Editor in Chief, BW Businessworld & Exchange4Media
Mr. Annurag Batra is a first generation entrepreneur and currently the Chairman of BW Businessworld- the iconic 36 year old business media and magazine brand. Since taking over BW Businessworld, Mr. Batra has expanded the media organisation into digital, events and BW communities. At present, Mr. Batra is building the BW Businessworld business aggressively and taking it to new heights.
Ted Rose, Chief Security Analyst, Cisco
Ted Rose is a chief security analyst with 20 years of experience in dealing with payTV and content piracy. He is part of Cisco's global Video Security organization whose goal is to provide full security support to Cisco's Service - and Content- Provider customers in this region and around the globe.
Akiko Fujita, Correspondent, CNBC
Akiko Fujita is the co-host of CNBC's flagship morning program Squawk Box. Squawk Box sets the news agenda in the region every day, bringing viewers news and views from the top CEOs, asset managers and newsmakers as Asian markets open for trade. Based in Hong Kong, Akiko also covers Asia-Pacific business including the Japanese market and the tech industry, for CNBC.com.
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.
Sandro Catanzaro, Chief Innovation Officer, Dataxu
Sandro Catanzaro is Chief Innovation Officer at dataxu. Prior to co-founding dataxu, Sandro held positions at Bain & Company and NASA. Based on research he did at MIT, he co-invented the real-time optimization algorithm that lies at the core of the dataxu technology platform. His perspective on the future of marketing, ranging from Programmatic TV to Advanced Analytics, has been influencing the industry for more than a decade.
Anna Pak Burdin, Vice President and General Manager - 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.
John Tanner, Editor-in-chief, Disruptive.Asia
John Tanner has been covering the Asia-Pacific telecoms industry since 1996. Before signing on at Disruptive.Asia, he served as Editor in Chief and Global Technology Editor for Telecom Asia. He has two degrees in telecommunications, and worked for six years in the US radio industry in various technical and advisory capacities, covering radio and satellite equipment maintenance, studio networking, news writing and production, the latter of which earned him several regional and national awards.
Joyee Biswas, Head of Sports Partnership APAC, Facebook
Joyee Biswas heads Facebook Sports Partnerships for APAC and leads partnerships with APAC-based leagues, teams, athletes and media across all Facebook platforms, including Instagram, Messenger and Oculus. Prior to this Joyee was ESPN's head of Southeast Asia. His resume also includes being MD Asia for Eleven Sports Network, overseeing sports content for Singtel TV, content acquisition and management for Fox International Channels and ESPN Star Sports.”
Patrick Fok, Head of Strategy, APAC, Feature Story News
Patrick’s main role as FSN’s APAC Head of Strategy is to develop partnerships between the Washington DC-headquartered agency and TV networks, as well as other media outlets across the region. He also acts as Greater China correspondent and reports regularly for TRT World, i24, CGTN, France 24 and SABC. Prior to joining FSN, Patrick headed Reuters Broadcast Solutions in Asia, where he helped launch Viu TV’s English-language news programmes. He was also part of a team that launched TRT World in Istanbul in 2015 and anchored the network’s first bulletin that went to air.
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. He recently returned to the region after seven years in the UK as lead presenter on the Premier League’s global feed and has also worked with ESPN STAR Sports and TVB.
Mike Rich, EVP, Advertising Sales & Content Partnerships, APAC & the Middle East, FOX Networks Group
Mike is responsible for leading a 250 strong team, delivering communication solutions for Fox’s brand clients across APAC & Middle East. Prior to Fox, Mike held senior positions spanning 17 years at the 2 largest global media agency groups, GroupM & Publicis.
Mike Whittaker, EVP - CTO, APAC & the Middle East, FOX Networks Group
As Chief Technology Officer, Mike holds the overall responsibility to craft, socialise and champion an integrated technological strategy and vision. As part of his remit, Mike leads the BTO and IT teams forging them into a best-in-class unit that ensures FOX Networks Group Asia is home to the latest tools and technology to deliver seamless and premium content for audiences all over Asia and the Middle East. Prior to FOX, Mike’s career portfolio includes the BBC World Service, BBC News and ITV.
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.
Gregg Daffner, CEO, GapSat
Gregg Daffner is CEO of GapSat, a satellite venture that leases entire in-orbit satellites to satellite operators for use in their orbital slots for interim periods of time, generally until the operator launches its own satellite. Previously Gregg co-founded and was president of Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS). Gregg is the Chairman of the Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) Satellite Wireless Action Group, President of the Asia Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC), and a member of the Board of Governors of the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC).
Catanoso Giacomo, Digital Project Director, GfK
Giacomo has almost 20 years of experience in the Market Research world. In the last 10 years he has focused on Digital Research Methodologies and on the Measurement of Media (OOH, Digital, TV). Today he is responsible for the Digital aspects of SG-TAM, the cross-platform TAM project in Singapore by GfK.
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.
Nikko Acosta, Senior Vice President for Content Business Group, Globe
Nikko leads the strategy, development, and portfolio management for Globe's Content Business. He drives the digital transformation and commercialization of content across various business units leveraging on content product innovation, development and partnerships in social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, sports, entertainment, video, music and gaming. Nikko brings with him a wealth of business leadership experience from Mobile, Broadband, Enterprise and International Business working for Globe in the last 16 years.
Jimmy Kim, Managing Director, Globecast Asia
Jimmy Kim is the Managing Director of Globecast Asia, he brings with him over 15+ years of leading roles from the biggest names in Asia, including, Senior VP of MNC Media which owns RCTI, Global TV and Indovision, CEO of Ustream Korea, a JV between Korea Telecom and Softbank, Japan and VP of Viacom International Media Networks. Prior to Viacom, he was with Bloomberg TV and CNBC Asia Pacific. Jimmy’s experience makes him a sought after speaker and panel member for a range of audiences.
Mark Seidenfeld, Head of Android TV Partnerships, APAC, Google
Mark has been working in Telecom, Media & Telecom for over 20 years. He began his career starting a competitive local exchange carrier in Moscow and has since held senior roles in 5 countries across telecom, media and the ad tech industry. At Google, Mark heads Android TV Partnerships for all of APAC and is based out of Singapore.
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.
Thierry Fautier, VP, Video Strategy, Harmonic
As Vice President of Video Strategy at Harmonic, Thierry Fautier is in charge of defining and driving the execution of the long term strategy of Harmonic’s video business. He is the current President of the Ultra HD Forum, founding member of The VR Industry Forum and also co-chair of the MPEG Roadmap committee that is tasked to present the 2020 MPEG roadmap to the industry.
Jonathan Spink, CEO, HBO Asia
Jonathan Spink is responsible for the overall management of HBO in Asia. He has spearheaded HBO Asia’s growing network of channels – HBO, HBO SIGNATURE, HBO FAMILY, HBO HITS, CINEMAX, MAX by HBO and RED by HBO – as well as internet streaming platform, HBO GO; subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, HBO On Demand; and a branded SVOD service in China, 鼎级剧场 (ding ji ju chang). HBO Asia is also the exclusive distributor of BabyFirst channel in the region. HBO is available across 23 territories in Asia.
Dr Bernard Chan Pak-li, JP, Under Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government
Before joining the Government, Dr Chan spent about 10 years working in the technology sector, gaining experience in intellectual property trading and crossover collaboration. From 2008 to 2013, Dr Chan served as a member of the Kwun Tong District Council. Dr Chan holds a bachelor degree in electrical engineering and a PhD degree in biomedical engineering from Duke University, USA.
Derek Cheung, Founder & CEO, Hong Kong Esports Limited
Derek Cheung, Founder & CEO of Hong Kong Esports Limited; Chairman of Hong Kong Electronic Sports Federation; Executive Committee of Hong Kong Game Industry Association; Chairman of Hong Kong Team Selection Panel, 2018 Asian Games Esports Demonstration Competition; Hong Kong Team Manager of 2018 Overwatch World Cup; Forbes 2018 30 Under 30 Asia List; Outstanding Entrepreneur Award 2017; Outstanding Figure 2017. Derek established Hong Kong Esports in 2013, regional offices located in Hong Kong,Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand.
Peter Bithos, Chief Executive Officer, 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!
Anuj Gandhi, Group CEO, IndiaCast
Anuj heads a content monetisation team for traditional & new media platforms at IndiaCast, a JV between TV18 and Viacom. He is also involved with Reliance Jio for acquisition for all Jio video and audio apps. Earlier, Anuj has held leadership positions at Den Networks and Set Discovery. A graduate from SP Jain Institute of Management, Anuj’s other interests include travelling, music, reading and movies.
David Downey, CEO, INVIDI
David Downey has over 30 years in cable television, new media technologies, and television advertising. As CEO of INVIDI he raised over $100MM and secured distribution agreements for 70MM homes in the U.S., 30MM of which are deployed. Prior to INVIDI he was the founder of Across Media Networks, the nation's first computer television network, and before that he was with Triax Communications where he helped the company grow to over 800,000 cable subscribers.
Nick Burfitt, Managing Director, APAC, Kantar Media
Nick's remit is to oversee all Kantar Media media measurement activities in the region ensuring that existing clients are well served and that new opportunities are developed. This includes existing Kantar Media TV measurement services in Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore as well as joint ventures in Vietnam, Cambodia and Hong Kong. Prior to that, he was Global Director for Audience Targeting within Kantar Media Audiences with overall responsibility for the ongoing development and management of Kantar Media Return Path Data (RPD) services.
Norman Lao, VP, APAC, Leyard
Norman Lao is the Vice President of Leyard APAC and joined Leyard in April 2012 when Leyard was listed in Shenzhen Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 300296). Previously, Norman served as General Manager of Lighthouse Technologies Ltd from 2000 to 2004, and provided General Management for Worldwide Sales & Marketing. His regional general management experience prior to joining Leyard includes senior management position in IT & Communication and LED Video Display Industry.
Robin Boldon, Director Anti-Piracy Product Management, MarkMonitor
Robin has a wealth of experience at the forefront of business-led innovation in content production, broadcasting, distribution and protection garnered over more than 20 years. Today, Robin is Product Director for the MarkMonitor Anti-Piracy business unit. His portfolio includes detection, verification and enforcement services that target the unauthorised distribution of live broadcast, audio visual on-demand programming (VOD, EST/DTO, SVOD, AVOD etc) software, games and eBooks.
Vivek Couto, Executive Director, Media Partners Asia
With more than 20 years of experience in media and telecoms, Vivek Couto is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Media Partners Asia (MPA). With offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and India, MPA is a market leader in the provision of advisory, consulting and research services, focusing on media, telecoms and entertainment. At MPA, Vivek leads teams to offer clients corporate strategy, market research, advocacy studies, asset appraisal and M&A-related due diligence.
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).
Arun Bhikshesvaran, Chief Marketing Officer, MediaKind (formerly Ericsson Media Solutions)
Arun leads the global Marketing & Communications function at MediaKind. Arun is an experienced Marketer having been global CMO of the Ericsson Group where he led the global Marketing Leadership team across all business areas and geographies. He has built several global, cross-functional teams and has been instrumental in key business wins. He has a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering completed Post Graduate Executive Programs at Columbia Business School and Kellogg.
James Miner, Chief Executive Officer, MinerLabs & Video Assure
James Miner is a digital pioneer. He led teams in Asia, Silicon Valley, and Silicon Alley. James held leadership roles at Prodigy, About.com, Y&R, GroupM, Scient, ESPN STAR Sports, and Fox Sports Asia. James is a member of SGTECH, and a former committee chairman at IAB Asia and the 4As Singapore. His team won Silver at SITF/SGTECH Awards 2017, and APICTA Awards Gold 2017.
Stephane Le Dreau, Senior Vice President, Regional General Manager APAC, NAGRA
Stéphane joined Nagra in 2009 as VP Product and Solutions in the marketing organisation and has taken South Asia Sales responsibility in 2011. Stéphane has over 18 years of experience in the management of complex solutions in an international environment, holding various senior sales and marketing positions at Nortel in Dallas (US), Hong Kong, Paris (France) and London (UK). Stéphane graduated in 1987 from Ecole Superieure d'Electronique de l'Ouest in France.
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.
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, 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 which operates in 16 markets across Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East, and digital streaming music service MOOV. Ms. Lee joined PCCW in January 2003 and was appointed Executive Vice President of TV & New Media in 2006. She was appointed Managing Director of PCCW Media Group in 2010.
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.
Carlson Chu, Senior Vice President of Technology Strategy and Development, PCCW-HKT
Mr. Carlson Chu is the Senior Vice President of Technology Strategy and Development of HKT Limited, and he is a core member of the CTO Office. He plays a key role in defining technology strategy and coordinating development activities in the company to accomplish the quadruple-play strategy.
Unmish Parthasarathi, Co-founder and Director, Picture Board
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 recent work includes project covers fibre optic networks 5G, IOT and smart city developments. He is a Chartered Engineer and a member of IET, UK.
Sushant Sharma, Managing Director, Qvest Media
Sushant is Managing Director at Qvest Media, responsible for local operations, growth strategy and business development in APAC. Before Qvest Media, Sushant headed Consulting Services and was Director of Sales/BD at Accedo where he worked with Asia’s leading Broadcasters, Operators and Telcos to build, launch and operate their OTT Services. Prior to Accedo, Sushant was a Management Consultant and advised Fortune-500 companies in Corporate VC, Service Ideation and Go-to-market Strategy.
JunHong Park, Director, Lead Analyst, Korea Corporate Ratings & Asia Pacific Corporate Ratings, S&P Global Ratings
JunHong Park is a Director at S&P Global Ratings and a lead analyst for Korea Corporate Ratings. Based in Hong Kong, he is responsible for credit ratings on Korean and Chinese corporates including telecommunication, technology, auto, steel and utility sectors since 2010. He holds a Master of Science (MS) degree in Statistics from Stanford University and a bachelor of Business Administration degree from Seoul National University.
John Huddle, Director, Market Development, Asia-Pacific, 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.
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.
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.
Uday Sodhi, Business Head, Digital, Sony Pictures Network India
Uday is responsible for driving SonyLIV’s growth trajectory and revenue streams of new media initiatives. SonyLIV is SPN’s premium VOD service providing multi-screen engagement to users on all devices. Launched in January 2013, the renewed brand ethos `We LIV to Entertain’ makes SonyLIV a destination for rich entertainment across genres. Uday has over 27 years of experience across varied broadcast and digital business verticals.
Michael Rogers, Executive Director Research, Asia Pacific, Sony Pictures Television
Michael's responsibilities include landscape, strategic and consumer behaviour research supporting Sony Picture Television’s regional movie and television content licensing and production businesses. Michael’s prior experience takes in spells at both Disney and NBCUniversal in London before relocating to Hong Kong 5 years ago. He is also Co-Chair of the AVIA Research Committee.
Berk Uziyel, CEO, SPI International
Berk Uziyel is the CEO of SPI International. SPI is a global media company specialized in production of TV channels worldwide. Movie distribution, content acquisition and sales. SPI produces and distributes Filmbox Brand Channel portfolio all across the globe. Berk Uziyel is also a Member of the Management Board of Kino Polska TV S.A a publicly traded media group owning several high-ranking movie channels in Poland and Stopklatka TV S.A. Berk Uziyel graduated from Babson College in Boston, USA.
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.
Lee Soo Hui, Head, Vice President, Content Business Unit, StarHub
Soo Hui oversees StarHub’s content management business. She is responsible for content/channel acquisition and production for various StarHub's platform such as Cable TV, IPTV, OTT, mobile for both the residential and commercial customers. Other portfolio held in StarHub are Media Sales, Research, TV product at various stages in the past 5 years. With over 2 decade of experience in Content acquisition/ programming/ development, Marketing, Market Research/analysis and Distribution.
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.
Haohao Xu, Senior Director of Tencent Open Media Platform and Open Platform, Tencent
Miss Xu graduated from the Institute of Communication Studies, Communication University of China, with a Postgraduate degree in Advertising Communications from Zhejiang University. She also completed a part-time degree from the School of Journalism of University of Missouri, U.S. Miss Xu is currently the Senior Director of Tencent Open Platform Global Business and Tencent Open Media Platform. She oversees Tencent Video Products, is lead strategy for Tencent Content Open Platform, introduces optimized content, and leads Tencent WeStart international business strategies, business expansion and team management.
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.
SK Cheong, Executive Director & General Manager, TVB
S K CHEONG is Executive Director & General Manager of TVB. He is responsible for marketing, technology oversight and general management matters at TVB. He sits on the board of many of the company’s subsidiaries. He is a Fellow and Executive Committee Member of the Hong Kong Management Association and a Fellow of The Chartered Institute Marketing. He is also and INED of Bossini International Holdings Limited.
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.
Akash Banerji, Head, Marketing & Partnerships, 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.
Hosi Simon, CEO, Asia Pacific, VICE Media
Hosi Simon is the CEO of VICE Asia Pacific. He oversees growth, strategy, and operations across VICE Media’s quickly expanding business in APAC. Previously as Global General Manager in VICE’s Brooklyn HQ, Simon led VICE Digital globally across its owned and operated channels, publishing partnerships, as well as mobile and OTT platforms. Under Simon's purview, VICE has diversified to include a network of digital channels, a television and film production studio, a magazine, in-house creative services agencies, and an international television network, VICELAND.
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.
Fred Chong, Founder & Group CEO, WebTVAsia
Fred Chong is the Founder, Group CEO of WebTVAsia, one of Asia’s fastest growing media entertainment companies with 15 offices across 11 countries since 2013. With diversified businesses in digital media, film, TV, artiste, events, marketing, training and technology, WebTVAsia's video network of 3,000 channels surpasses 20 billion minutes watch time monthly and reaches 180 million subscribers worldwide. Fred is an award-winning filmmaker, musician with recognition at several film festivals.
Harish-Goyal, CEO, Asia Pacific & Africa, ZEE International
With experience and cross-culture exposure spanning over two decades, Harish Goyal joined global entertainment giant, Zee Group in 2014 to spearhead its growth in the African and Indian Ocean Island territories. Harish’s innovative approach to business saw an increase in the market penetration, growth in popularity of Bollywood and Indian content in most African countries including South Africa. He now brings the same expertise, acumen and passion to Zee APAC as the CEO of the region.
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.
Dominic Lau, TV & Radio Presenter
Dominic Lau is an award winning television and radio presenter is one of the most recognized faces on television in Asia. Dom started his TV career as “VJ Dom” on Channel [V], and later went on to host on the E! Entertainment channel. Dom also has extensive experience reporting on-location from around the world which include hosting “Live From The Red Carpet” at the Academy Awards. Dom is currently appearing in Celebrity Car Wars on the History Channel.