William has more than 20 years of experiences in the area of media and broadcast, networking, and cloud security. Prior the Akamai, William worked in PCCW Global, Cisco, Harmonic, Terayon and SONY on consulting and presales position.
Jay is a media tech specialist with over 15 years of experience. His core expertise lies in driving revenue growth, partnerships and customer success for global enterprises. At Amagi, Jay is responsible for further solidifying the company’s global leadership position across both streaming and broadcast spectrums, especially the rapidly growing Free Ad Supported Streaming TV (FAST) market by creating partnerships with TV networks, content owners, advertisers and video distribution platforms. He is currently based out of Singapore.
Roger Tong has over 30 yearsʼ experience in the communications sector. As CEO of AsiaSat, he has been instrumental to transforming the company’s infrastructure-driven business model into a fully integrated customer-centric one, expanding service offerings through partnerships, and encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation. Under his guidance, AsiaSat has developed a new orbital slot to serve the mobility market, rolled out managed services for the maritime sector and a broadcast-grade video live streaming service. Roger was made a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2020.
Special Adviser, Astro & Chairman
Henry joined our Group on 2 May 2008 as Chief Operating Officer and was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 1 February 2019. He was redesignated as Group Chief Executive Officer on 1 April 2020 and directs the company’s vision to be Malaysia’s undisputed entertainment destination.
In driving Astro’s transformation, Henry focuses on three fundamental areas: creating the best local original content, utilising technology and data, and leveraging our Group’s prized customer base and unrivalled reach.
Research and Strategy Director, Asia
Ana is Head of Strategy for BBC Studios Asia, responsible for developing and defining the Asia growth strategy across the global distribution businesses in South East Asia, India, Japan and Korea. She also oversees the expansion and rollout of BBC Player, BBC Studios’ authenticated on demand streaming service.
Previously, Ana was the research lead for BBC Studios Asia, responsible for audience measurement and insights, providing deeper understanding of the Asian audiences to drive the performance of BBC channels and the overall BBC brand value.
SVP & General Manager, Asia
Phil Hardman is the General Manager for BBC Studios Asia based in Singapore. He is responsible for developing and delivering the Asia growth strategy across the global distribution businesses in South East Asia, India, Japan and South Korea. In his role as GM for Asia, Phil leads the regional commercial teams across all lines of distribution including linear and digital branded services, regional and global content distribution and consumer products.
Managing Director, Asia
beIN Media Group
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.
Mani Pathang Eswaran
Benchmark Broadcast Systems
Mani Pathang Eswaran is the COO of Benchmark, has over 25 years of experience in steering complex and high value engineering and broadcast projects. He has been in the broadcast and media industry for the last 12 years managing projects in South and South East Asia. Prior to the Broadcast Avatar, Eswar worked in software and embedded systems, process automation, expert systems, Image processing software in semiconductor industry, thus bringing varied process discipline and knowledge to the company. His primary focus is on technology and project management, combined with service quality that meets the customer expectations.
Bharucha & Partners
With his rich experience in technology, media and telecommunications, intellectual property, and private equity, Kaushik brings to the table domain knowledge and acute legal acumen. Kaushik advises international and domestic clients on mandates ranging across policy advisory, compliance and regulations, and media and technology-related documentation including licensing, distribution, and revenue sharing agreements. He is closely engaged with the Entrepreneurship and Start-up Practice of the Firm.
Founder and CEO
Blintn, Attorney at Law
Peter Choe is the CEO and founder of Blintn, the world’s largest B2B database in film, TV, and IP including novels and comics. Blintn also manages an investment fund which focusses on Asian content and has a slate of Korean shows in preproduction. A graduate of Yonsei University (Business Administration and Law) he is a seasoned media and entertainment attorney. Choe also served as the Korea’s representative for Golden Equator Group, a Singaporean venture capital/private equity firm.
Head of Video and Audio, APAC
Sophia Yuen is the Head of APAC of Video and Audio for Bloomberg Media. She leads the video and audio distribution for Bloomberg’s TV networks, CTV apps, radio and podcasts and manages content partnerships and business development opportunities across the region. Previously, Sophia was the Head of Content and Distribution at ITV overseeing the content strategy and distribution of the international products including linear channel and VOD contents for the global markets.
Eros Now | Mzaalo
Vikram Tanna is a passionate advocate for the use of AI and blockchain technology to transform the entertainment industry. He is currently the CEO of Mzaalo (Xfinite), a blockchain-powered entertainment ecosystem. Vikram has launched and built mass adoption for Mzaalo, the world’s first gamified video streaming dApp that rewards users for their time and attention. He has held leadership roles at consumer-centric global entertainment ecosystems such as Discovery, Disney Star, and Viacom in the past. Vikram is also an alumnus of ISB, Hyderabad, and a mentor to start-ups such as Algorand Miami Accelerator, Moonbeam Accelerator and Algorand Accelarate.
Chief Executive Officer
Digital Domain Holdings Limited
As one of the most influential Asian executives in Hollywood, Daniel Seah plays a vital role in shaping strategic development for the award-winning visual effects (VFX) studio Digital Domain. He has also led Digital Domain in the introduction of pioneering technologies which brought revolutionary changes to transportive experiences, including the ground-breaking Virtual Humans.
Mr. Seah graduated from Peking University with a B.A. and L.L.M. degree. He previously worked at Barclays Bank and has extensive expertise in securities, options, fund management and business internationalization.
Yew Weng Soo
Senior Sales Director, APAC & ME
Soo currently leads Endeavor Streaming’s commercial and business development activities in APAC and ME. Soo has more than 25 years of progressively responsible experience in the corporate, telco and video content management, monetization and delivery industries. Prior to Endeavor Streaming, Soo was the commercial head for SES. He was also the MD of Globecast Asia as well as held positions managing Media & Entertainment sales for Intelsat, Managing Director for APAC at Verestar and sales lead at Loral Cyberstar.
As Chief Content Strategy Investment & Partnership Officer for Charoen Pokphand Group Co.,Ltd and True Visions Group Company Limited, Birathon oversees all companies & joint-ventures under True responsible for content creation (movies, tv, music, games, publishing, etc.), Birathon additionally is Deputy Chairman of Radio-Television Broadcasting Professional Federation.
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.
Director of Technical Solutions for Distribution
David Couret is Director of Technical Solutions for Distribution at France 24. After 5 years at BT Media & Broadcast, he joined the channel in 2006 in the early stages of the project and set-up the EMEA and then worldwide satellite distribution network. Since 2016, he has worked on the migration of France 24 channels to HD broadcast. Since 2018, David has also worked on the new OTT applications for TV screens and operators STB.
MD, HKT Home
Mr Derek Choi is the Managing Director, HKT Home Group of HKT Limited. He is responsible for the business of multi home solutions through NETVIGATOR broadband, fixed line and the Eye, Now TV, Smart Living and online education services in Hong Kong.
Before his present appointment, Mr Choi was responsible for the overall strategy development, operation and profitability of Pay TV. He had been with Now TV for over 18 years and has a proven track record in leading the successful business growth of Now TV.
Head of Technology, Ecosystem and OTT
Dr. Keith Huang is a seasoned executive possessing comprehensive expertise in the media and telecommunications sectors. In his present capacity as Senior Vice President – Head of Technology, Ecosystem and OTT at HKT, as well as Marketing Director of Smart Charge by HKT & CLP, he spearheads growth, transformation, and innovation initiatives within both organisations.
Before that, Dr. Huang held the role of Vice President of Pay OTT at PCCW Media. There, he orchestrated the successful business transformation of Now TV into new OTT service Now E.
Head of Cloud
Ideal Systems Group
James Taylor is Head of Cloud for the Ideal Systems Group . Originally hailing from the valleys of Herefordshire, James headed East after graduating where his engineering career has included roles as a Solution Architect for Globecast and Director of Technology for Turner APAC. James is now using his broad experience to innovate the Media and Entertainment Industry with Cloud Integration using Ideal Systems much anticipated ALICE Framework.
Ann-Chatrine Hellstrand is an accomplished account management and business development executive. As Account Director at INVIDI Technologies Corporation, she serves as the primary point of contact for premium clients in the Nordics, Benelux, Spain, and the UK. Hellstrand’s focus on driving customer success has ensured INVIDI’s clients receive exceptional value and tailored solutions. With a dedication to customer satisfaction, she continues to drive business growth and ensure client success in the ever-evolving addressable advertising technology landscape.
Managing Director Asia Pacific
Nick Chuah, an accomplished media ad-sales professional,witnessedsignificantvideo ad-industry transitions, from the first pre-roll to Programmatic–TV and today, Addressable–TV.He disbelieves the naysayer’schant of “TV is dead” but ratherrebutthat “TV isevolving”. As INVIDI’s APAC VP Sales/GM, he spearheads the introduction of the cross-video ad technology, merging both linear and online TV inventories. Nick has a Bachelors Degree in E&E Engineering (Hons) from USM and Big Data Engineering for Analytics Certificate from NUS.
Global Director of Product Marketing
Miguel Bielich is the Global Director of Product Marketing at Irdeto. With more than 20 years of international experience, Miguel specializes in marketing and product strategy. Prior to joining Irdeto, Miguel worked at Liberty Global and Liberty Latin America across a variety of product, marketing, and business operations roles. His day-to-day duties at Irdeto include formulating marketing strategies, defining value propositions, and creating and executing go-to-market activities for Irdeto’s Video Entertainment business.
Vice President and Head of Asia Pacific
Kelvin joined iQIYI International in 2020 as VP of International Business Department (IBD) and GM of iQIYI Thailand. Kelvin is responsible for IBD’s strategic growth, business operation and overall commercial and brand development. In 2023, Kelvin was promoted as VP of Asia Pacific and Head of International Marketing. Prior to iQIYI, Kelvin served as SVP and GM, Greater China of BBC Studios. He has also managed businesses for The Economist Group, Euromoney Publications and other world-renowned companies.
Head of Broadcast and Publishing Business Group
JilBausa-Go is the Head of Broadcast and Publishing Business Group of Kroma Entertainment. Previous to this, she was a key driver in the digital transformation of Globe Telecom via content partnerships and portfolio development, and experienced in the pay TV industry in the fields of sales, marketing and programs acquisitions.
Gavin currently leads the growth of Magnite Asia, where he is focused on helping media owners and brands win across every channel and format. Gavin has over 19 years’ global experience in the digital advertising space, having worked in leadership roles at tech and publishing companies, including Microsoft, Turner Broadcasting and LinkedIn, with the last ten years based in Asia building businesses. His working knowledge spans television, digital, search, programmatic, mobile, content marketing and social media.
Lead, Digital Sales
Raj leads the Digital Sales team at Mediacorp, the largest Premium Digital Publisher in Singapore. He focuses on innovative bespoke Digital Solutions for Brands and Agencies including consulting and building strategies to achieve Brand KPI’s which align with goals. He’s championed many successful Branded Content, Social and Innovative campaigns for the biggest global and regional brands over the past decade. A passionate storyteller he leads a High-performing Sales team balancing the Left Side and Right side of the brain rather well.
Media Partners Asia (MPA)
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.
Stéphane Le Dreau
SVP, Regional General Manager APAC
Stéphane Le Dreau is the Senior Vice President, Regional General Manager APAC at 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.
Prior to joining NAGRA, he has over 20 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).
SVP, Head of Streaming and Regional Lead, Asia
Park oversees the management and operations of Paramount’s business in Asia (Greater China, Korea, Japan and Southeast Asia), including digital media, programme sales, consumer products, recreation and ancillary IP licensing and co- production. She also spearheads the company’s streaming business in the region, focusing on accelerating the roll-out of streaming products such as Paramount+ and Pluto TV, and driving the development of original content.
Pioneer Consulting Asia-Pacific
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.
Senior Publisher and Platform Director – APAC
An expert in CTV monetization, Clem works as a Senior Account Executive at Publica in Sydney, helping broadcasters and OTT platforms across APAC to grow their advertising revenues and enhance user experience for consumers and advertisers. Clem is a fierce advocate for oRTB2.6 and the benefits it offers broadcasters and the industry at large for future success. Prior to Publica, Clem’s background is working Dow Jones, News Corporation and REA Group to drive advertiser revenue, and more recently at IAS in the UK and Australia, growing our Publisher business.
VP, International Marketing
Emily is Senior Marketing Director, APAC for PubMatic. In her current role, Emily is responsible for all marketing and communications across the region – ensuring PubMatic has a strong industry voice. She oversees events, PR, content marketing and sales enablement – supporting the commercial teams in meeting their business goals. She specialises in distilling complex information and technical solutions into client friendly narratives.
Prior to PubMatic, Emily was Marketing and Communications Director, APAC at Unruly where she established and grew the APAC marketing team.
Head of Programmatic Sales & Audiences
Seven West Media
Luke Smith has led the Programmatic arm of the Seven Network Digital Sales team since inception in 2017. With BVOD the fastest growing medium in Australia – Programmatic is the predominant means for advertisers to reach those audiences – with 75% of all impressions traded through a DSP. After many years honing their programmatic approach, it culminated at Seven’s coverage of the Tokyo Olympics, which was Australia’s biggest ever digital streaming event. The result being a gold medal performance for Audiences, Advertisers and Seven.
Producer and Advisor
Prior to joining Studio Dragon, Park was co-head of Warner Bros. Korea’s Local TV Production Division, where he led content strategy, development and production efforts. He was also co-founder and vice president of US based OTT platform DramaFever, where he oversaw content strategy and content acquisitions. Hyun has over 20 years of media, corporate development and M&A experience globally. At Studio Dragon, CJENM’s scripted television subsidiary, he spearheaded the company’s international expansion through original productions and co-productions with major studios and OTT platforms. Hyun is currently a Producer and Advisor to Studio Dragon.
Prof. Pirongrong Ramasoota
The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), Thailand
Prof. Dr. Pirongrong Ramasoota, Commissioner at Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission
Prior to joining NBTC, Dr. Ramasoota was vice president of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. As professor of Communication at the university, she researched and taught in media policy and regulation and social implications of information and communication technologies (ICTs) with a special focus on Thailand and ASEAN.
At the NBTC, she aims to promote a sustainable communication ecosystem that enhances content quality as well as social role of the media, while boosting innovation and economic viability of the industry.
GM, Inventory Development
The Trade Desk
DougChoy is GM of Inventory Development at The Trade Desk, a global demand-side platform in the $5B programmatic advertising industry. In his role,Dougis responsible for building strategic partnerships with leading media companies and supply-side platforms in China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
Dougbrings over 15 years of industry-related experience in partnership roles at leading advertising technology companies including Oath (Yahoo Asia Pacific), Exponential (TribalFusion), and Conversant (Commission Junction).
Dougholds a Master of Business Administration degree from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Management Information Systems from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Deputy General Manager (Legal and International Operations)
Desmond is Deputy General Manager (Legal and International Operations) of TVB, responsible for international operations and legal and regulatory matters of the Hong Kong’s leading television station. He joined TVB in May 2010. Desmond has had extensive experience in television and telecommunications industries. He worked at Asia Television Limited and i-Cable Communications Limited from 1994 to 2010. Desmond is also General Manager of TVBI.
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.
MD, EMTEK, CEO, SCM, CEO
Sutanto Hartono currently serves as the Managing Director of PT. Elang Mahkota Teknologi (Emtek), Tbk., the CEO of Surya Citra Media (SCM), Tbk., the CEO of Surya Citra Televisi (SCTV), and the CEO of Vidio.
He is leading the effort to establish SCM leadership in the broadcast industry and aligning strategy to transform the Emtek group to be the dominant player in the content production and digital platform.
Prior to his current roles, Sutanto served leadership roles in Microsoft,Rajawali Citra Televisi Indonesia (RCTI) and Sony Music Entertainment Indonesia.
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Clarissa Tanoesoedibjo is the Managing Director of Vision+, MNC Group’s Subscription-based OTT platform. She started off as a Programming Deputy Director in MNC Vision Networks in April 2020 for MNC Vision, MNC Play, Vision+ and Vision+ TV, overseeing programming and productions for 13 in-house MNC Channels. She also led the Original Content Productions arm for Vision+ under the production house, Vision Pictures, that specifically produces original content for Vision+. She is also a Commissioner in Migo Indonesia and a Director in Anak Muda Group.
Chief of Content Acquisition and Development
Marianne Lee has held senior leadership positions in content acquisition, curation, production, marketing, social media, research, and change management. Before her current appointment as Chief of Content Acquisition and Development at regional streamer Viu, she worked for WarnerMedia leading Marketing & Brand Services with the primary focus of driving subscriptions for HBO Go. Prior to this, she built a from-the-ground-up general entertainment department at Turner where she defined and executed content and channel strategy. She has also worked for NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures Entertainment Networks Asia, and TVB in Hong Kong.
Cheong Shin Keong (SK) is Vice-Chairman of Viu TV, a free-to-air broadcaster in Hong Kong that has been innovating local TV productions in the last 6 years and has produced Hong Kong’s highly successful boy group, Mirror. He is also a director of HK Economic Journal and Deputy Chairman of the HK Management Association as well as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Bossini International Holdings.
SK served over three decades in Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) with his last role as General Manager and Executive Director. At TVB, he led the development of its advertising business models, the introduction of high definition digital terrestrial TV broadcasting and also developed the formative years of the MyTV / MyTV Super streaming service. Prior to TVB, he was a veteran of the advertising industry focussing on media.
Ivy Wong is the founder of VS Media, a Next Generation Media Company built by millennials for millennials. VS has over 1,000 content creators with a 200M fanbase, with offices in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. Over a 20 year period, first in a role as Asia’s Senior Director of Global Sales at Yahoo! And then as Chief Operating Officer of TVB.com, CEO of Next Mobile Limited, Ivy has led three media brands into the top digital position in Asia.
General Manager – Korea
Warner Bros. Discovery
Jeeyoung Lee is SVP of Content Strategy for Asia Pacific and General Manager of Japan and South Korea at Discovery, Inc. Based in Seoul, Lee leads Content Strategy for Asia Pacific and also oversees Discovery’s businesses in South Korea and Japan as the global media company builds further scale and differentiation across the region. Prior to Discovery, Lee held other regional senior executive roles at New Regency Productions, FOX Network Group, Endemol Shine Group, Viacom International and CJ Entertainment & Media.
SVP, Head of Commercial – Western Pacific (CN, JP & ANZ)
Warner Bros. Discovery
Tony Qiu is Head of Commercial for the Western Pacific region (Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand) at Warner Bros. Discovery.
With oversight of commercial activities, Tony’s responsibilities span several areas of the diversified regional business, including Ad Sales, Partnerships, Franchise Marketing in China and both Consumer Products and Games businesses in China, Australia and New Zealand. Tony also leads Western Pacific International Ad Sales and Themed Entertainment, working closely with relevant local, regional and central functions of the company.
WeTV and iflix Indonesia
Lesley started her career in the media industry and has possessed more than 18 years of experience in marketing, business development, content production and executive management.
Under Lesley’s management, the “Little Mom” web series won the MURI Awards in 2021 and the “Layangan Putus” web series was watched 15 million times just one day after it’s broadcasted, bringing WeTV to the top of mind OTT in Indonesia.
In 2021 according to App Annie, WeTV is number one in Indonesia in downloads and highest grossing.
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.
Louis Boswell is the Chief Executive Officer of the Asia Video Industry Association. 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.
As Snr. Advisor, Greg’s remit includes leading the curation of AVIA events and conferences as well as membership development and engagement. He was most recently Chief Corporate Communications and Marketing executive at Warner Bros. Discovery for the media conglomerate’s entire portfolio of brands, services and businesses across Asia Pacific. Prior to that he held leadership roles including overseeing Marketing, Communications, Creative Services, Ad Sales, Distribution, Research and Network Management at Sony Pictures Entertainment Asia, CNBC Asia / Asia Business News and Mediacorp Singapore.
John Medeiros is a Senior Consultant to AVIA on video industry policy issues. For nearly two decades until 2021 he was AVIA’s Chief Policy Officer. In that role, he led 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 were under his direction. Now, he advises AVIA’s leadership on government relations and policy issues.