Asia Video Summit 2021 Speakers

A+E Networks - Youngsun Soh
Youngsun Soh
General Manager, Korea & Regional Head of Digital Business Development
A+E Networks

Youngsun is responsible for all businesses of A+E Networks in Korean market including management of A+E’s branded channels (History and Lifetime), original content production and digital studio since Jan 2017.

Under her leadership, A+E Korea has grown as a major media company with strong business performance and hit contents including Backstreet Rookie, Dramaworld and Nego King Series.

She has also been seeking digital business growth in the Asian market as a Regional Head of Digital Business Development since April 2020.

Avinash Kaul
Chief Executive Officer - Network18 ( Broadcast ) & Managing Director A+E Networks I TV18
Avinash Kaul
Chief Executive Officer, Network18, Managing Director
A+E Networks, TV18

Avinash is currently the CEO of News18 Broadcast News & MD of A+E Networks|TV18. Avinash joined TV18 in mid 2014 as the CEO of IBN News Network. Prior to that he was the CEO at Bennett Coleman & Company Ltd Division (Times Now, ET Now & Zoom) & CEO of Sahara One Media and Entertainment Ltd. He was part of the launch team of NDTV and consulting division of NDTV Media. His earlier stints in media were with Star India and Discovery Communications.

ABS - Patrick French
Patrick French
EVP, Global Business Development and Strategy
ABS

Patrick M. French joined ABS in January 2018 and has since been promoted to Executive Vice President, Global Business Development & Strategy. In this role, Patrick is part of the core ABS management team and responsible for developing ABS’ strategic relationships with core partners around the world as well as defining and implement ABS’ long-term strategy. Additional focuses include top level management of ABS’ satellite related services (ABSPlus) initiatives in close cooperation with the Sales teams.

Sabrina Duguet
Sabrina Duguet
Executive Vice President Asia Pacific
all3media international

Sabrina began by working within distribution for Indigo Film and Television, where she was responsible for the distribution of drama series, kids programming, films and documentaries. She joined all3media in 2010 becoming SVP international format sales for France, Germany, Netherlands, Asia and Russia. In 2015, she was appointed EVP for Asia Pacific overseeing sales of both completed and formats programmes to the region. She shifted to Singapore in 2016 to head up All3media International’s Asia Pacific regional sales office.

Amazon Prime Video - Sushant Sreeram
Sushant Sreeram
Director – Marketing
Amazon Prime Video

Sushant Sreeram is currently Director, Marketing at Amazon Prime Video for India. This includes leading brand development, customer acquisition, and engagement initiatives for the organization. Over a span of more than 16 years and many cities, Sushant has operated across industries including Consumer Goods, eCommerce, Travel & Tourism, and has been an entrepreneur as well. Prior to joining Amazon, Sushant led marketing for Xiaomi in India, helping propel the company into one of the top smartphone brands in the country.

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Guy Bisson
Executive Director & Co-Founder
Ampere Analysis

With a specialization in the global TV business, Guy has 20 years of experience in media analysis and forecasting and has a global reputation as a leading analyst in the pay TV and multichannel TV industries. He is a regular speaker and panelist on the TV industry conference circuit, presenting views on key trends across content production, distribution, the impact of streaming, and the evolving role of traditional media groups and players.

Myleeta Aga
Myleeta Aga
Founder & Managing Director
AnKi Media

Founder and Managing Director at AnKi Media, Myleeta Aga is an entrepreneurial, content leader experienced across the media and digital content businesses in multiple countries and functions. Previously, Myleeta was Netflix’s Director of content for Southeast Asia and Australia, responsible for content strategy, acquisition and originals in key markets including Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Australia. Before joining Netflix, Myleeta held senior roles at BBC Studios, where she led the company’s operations across Asia following her stint as SVP South and Southeast Asia.

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Roger Tong
Chief Executive Officer
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.

Baker McKenzie - Andy Leck
Andy Leck
Principal
Baker McKenzie, Singapore

Andy Leck is the head of the Intellectual Property (IP) Practice Group and a member of the Dispute Resolution Practice Group in Singapore. He is a core member of Baker McKenzie’s regional IP practice and leads the Myanmar IP Steering Committee. Andy is recognised by reputable global industry and legal publications as a leader in his field. He was named on The A-List: Singapore’s Top 100 lawyers by Asia Business Law Journal 2018.

BBC Studios - Phil Hardman
Phil Hardman
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Asia
BBC Studios

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.

Adrian Britton - Bitmovin
Adrian Britton
Solutions Director, APAC
Bitmovin

Adrian is based in Sydney, Australia and oversees Bitmovin’s pre-sales and post-sales Solutions team for the Asia Pacific region. Adrian‘s career has taken him across the world running technical teams in Europe, Asia and Oceania. Prior to Bitmovin, Adrian worked at one of Australia’s largest Sports media organisations transforming workflow, broadcast and product facilities. He’s taken that experience now to help customers thrive in the use of Bitmovin player, analytics and encoding products.

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Lexie Knauer
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Brightcove
Dolby Laboratories - Ashim Mathur
Ashim Mathur
Senior Regional Director, Emerging Markets
Dolby Laboratories

As Senior Regional Director – Marketing for the Emerging Markets (India, SEA, ANZ & MEA), Ashim Mathur leads the marketing function for Dolby Laboratories while implementing overall go-to-market plans for the brand to connect with consumers across the region. His core responsibilities include driving the product & field marketing operations across regions. With a total experience spanning over 22 years, Ashim has never let entertainment out of his career. Prior to joining Dolby, he worked with Microsoft and LG Electronics India.

Double Vision - SIU Min Lim
Siu Min Lim
Head of Production
Double Vision

Min Lim is Head of Production at award-winning production house Double Vision. Growing up on television sets, Min has been working on visual arts projects since she began as a production assistant at 16. She has writing, directing and live venue producing experience under her belt but showrunning is her passion. Some of her credits include being Executive Producer of the highly acclaimed Asian adaptation of The Bridge, as well as award-winning sitcoms and dramas such as Cakap Melayulah and Beautiful World.

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Ali Hussein
Chief Executive Officer
Eros Now

Mr. Hussein has been associated with Eros since 2017 earlier as the Chief Operating Officer and has been driving technology and distribution growth worldwide.

Now as the CEO he is spearheading the company’s OTT platform, Eros Now. Mr. Hussein has over 15 years of experience in the media entertainment and digital space. He has been an entrepreneur and board advisor to Discovery Networks and other start-ups in the media, and technology domain. Previously he has worked with Google, Viacom 18 and Hungama where he held key positions.

Finecast - Liv Geen
Liv Geen
Head of Client Services
Finecast Australia

Liv Geen is Head of Client Services with Finecast Australia and responsible for leading the agency sales and investment function, helping marketers navigate the evolving TV landscape, and driving business growth.

A highly respected media executive with extensive experience across all channels and digital integration, Liv has worked in the media industry for over 18 years spending the majority of her career in media agencies. Prior to joining Finecast, Liv was the National Head of Investment at Mindshare Australia.

France24 - David Couret
David Couret
Director Technical Solutions – Distribution
France24

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.

Rina Siongco - Globe Telecom
Rina Siongco
Head – GET Entertained Tribe
Globe Telecom

Rina is a key driver in the digital transformation of Globe via content partnerships and portfolio development. Rina joined Globe in 2003 and has held various positions in content product and business development.  A 30 year veteran of the telco industry. She has worked in the areas of product management, marketing and customer service.

Shakunt Maholtra
Shakunt Malhotra
Managing Director, Asia
Globecast

Shakunt Malhotra spearheads operations across Asia and manages four key areas of business: teleport services, media management services, channel operations and engineering and new technologies. Since joining Globecast in 2001, he has worked with key international broadcasters on innovative solution for end-to-end service delivery, including recent transmission-ready workflows for cloud-based playout services. He also heads up Globecast’s Technical Governance Group, which is responsible for the synchronisation of global teams and their readiness for new technology.

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Ben Napier
Head of APAC Sports, Media & Entertainment Partnerships
Google

Ben leads Sports, Media & Entertainment Partnerships for the APAC region at Google. He is responsible for managing complex cross-Google initiatives to bring relevant solutions to large organisations in the sports, media and entertainment industry to help these partners remain at the forefront of innovation and technology. Prior to his current role, Ben spent 5 years at Google in London working with sports and media organisations in the UK, following 8 years in the TV industry in Australia.

John Miskelly
John Miskelly
Director of Investment APAC
GroupM

John began his career at Starcom London, working as a TV Buyer on Procter & Gamble.Moved to MediaCom Sydney in 2008 and moved into the role of Head of Digital leading overall digital operations of the agency. In October 2013 John became Head of Digital across GroupM with key focus on digital operations, digital technology, platform strategies and digital trading development. In 2018 John moved to the regional role with oversight of digital operations across all key APAC markets

SPEAKER-Jessica-Deery
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.

Rajesh Pantina
Rajesh Pantina
Director of Marketing, APAC
InMobi

Rajesh Pantina is the Director of Marketing for InMobi in Asia Pacific, responsible for public relations, integrated marketing communications, demand generation, and customer marketing initiatives. His previous roles at InMobi include shaping the India marketing strategy from the ground up, leading the Asia Pacific Product Management of InMobi’s Performance and Monetization solutions, and contributing to the Founders’ Staff Marketing team. He has featured in the Impact 30 under 30 Marketers and the Impact top 100 Marketers List in 2021.

Elaine Tan
Elaine Tan
Head of Sales, Southeast Asia, International Business Department – Advertising
iQIYI International

Elaine heads the Southeast Asia advertising team in iQIYI International. She oversees and drives its advertising sales revenue and monetisation strategies. She also develops customised advertising solutions for partners to help drive their business objectives. Prior to iQIYI, she held multiple senior sales roles with global media networks, most recently Sony Pictures Television Networks (Asia), as well as Viacom International Media Networks and BBC, where she has led successful sales teams and helped establish strong partner networks across Southeast Asia.

Bruce Curtin - Irdeto
Bruce Curtin
Product Manager
Irdeto

Bruce Curtin is currently a Product Manager, focusing on offering pay TV operators with the best solutions to effectively roll out new platforms that can support a robust number of applications to enable consumer choice. Bruce is an expert on hybrid Android TV and traditional Linux Middleware with a focus on scalability and time-to-market for 4K/UHD, MovieLabs security in the context of browser-based solutions and Android TV. Bruce joined Irdeto after a brief period of development in the Telecommunications industry in South Africa.

iWedia - Xavier MARLE
Xavier Marle
Director of Sales and BD APAC
iWedia

Xavier is the Director of Sales and Business Development at iWedia for APAC. He has accumulated 15 years of experience in the Pay TV industry and held several customer-focused positions in APAC. Before joining iWedia, he successfully helped the regional expansion of Verimatrix, Brightcove, SeaChange and iFeelSmart.

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Charley Thomas
Director of Solutions Engineering, APAC
Limelight Networks

Charley Thomas is a Director of Solution Engineers, APAC 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.

Lionsgate India - Rohit Jain
Rohit Jain
Managing Director, Lionsgate South Asia and Networks – Emerging Markets Asia
Lionsgate

Rohit started Lionsgate’s office in the region in 2017 as the founding member and has since set up a high performing team. Rohit has been instrumental in establishing a robust Licensing, Theatrical Distribution and Production business for Lionsgate in the region. In his previous role Rohit was Dy. CEO for Video d2h, where he spearheaded the company in becoming a multi-billion dollar enterprises, including it’s listing on Nasdaq and merger with incumbent player in the market.

Magnite - Gavin Buxton
Gavin Buxton
Managing Director, Asia
Magnite

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.

Khairul Anwar Salleh
Dato’ Khairul Anwar Salleh
Chief Executive Officer
Media Prima Television Networks and Primework Studios

Dato’ Khairul Anwar Salleh was appointed as the CEO of Media Prima Television Networks (“MPTN”) and CEO of Primeworks Studios (“PWS”) in 2020.

He is responsible for the overall operations of MPTN and PWS, and to strengthen its core businesses while pursuing new opportunities in-line with Media Prima’s long-term growth strategies. Dato’ Khairul oversees Media Prima’s TV3, TV9, 8TV, ntv7, tonton and home-shopping platform WOWSHOP, as well as the expansion of the studio business of content distribution and productions through strategic collaborations and partnerships.

Anil Nihalani
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.

Jennifer Chase
Jennifer Chase
Vice President, Digital Sales & Solutions, Commercial Group
Mediacorp

Jennifer has 20 years’ experience working in digital across multiple markets in the APAC region.  She currently heads up the Digital Sales and Operations division at Mediacorp, Singapore’s National Broadcaster. She is responsible for driving Mediacorp’s digital growth and acceleration via Programmatic and direct sales channels.  Prior to this, Jennifer was the Operations Director at Amobee, and previously also spearheaded the regional business development strategy for CBS Interactive APAC.

Mediacorp - Parminder Singh
Parminder Singh
Chief Commercial and Digital Officer
Mediacorp

Parminder is passionate about driving and creating business models at the intersection of technology, content & media.

He currently holds the dual portfolio of Chief Commercial and Chief Digital Officer with Singapore’s public broadcaster Mediacorp. He is responsible for driving Mediacorp’s businesses across TV, Radio, Digital and Outdoor, besides leading its digital transformation initiatives.

He’s held top management positions in global blue chip technology companies like Google, Apple, Twitter & IBM.

Chris Wilson
Chris Wilson
Portfolio Director, Sports
MediaKind

Chris is an experienced sales and business development executive with over 20 years in the media and entertainment technology sector. He has held various commercial and training roles in Dolby, Twickenham Film Studios and MediaKind.  Currently, Chris heads up the sports portfolio at MediaKind, specifically focused streaming and direct-to-consumer platforms.  It’s an engaging and innovative industry to operate in and Chris is passionate about the technology, what it can achieve for an audience and helping MediaKind’s customers build the foundation for future streaming services.

June Oh
June Oh
Senior Regional Director, Business Development APAC
Mediamath

June is a programmatic advertising expert who’s become a bridge between Asia and the West. Her career began in the US at Indeed.com and Carat, and ever since moving to Asia with MediaMath, she has been instrumental in the success in Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia. A Campaign Asia ‘Women to Watch’ winner, June has worked with some of the most sophisticated brands in Asia, helping them achieve their business goals through digital advertising solutions.

Mindshare APAC - Anita Munro
Anita Munro
Chief Investment Officer
Mindshare APAC

Anita is the Chief Investment Officer at Mindshare for the APAC region. She has worked within media agencies for 17+ years, leading both investment and client business functions. Her experience provides an integrated understanding of all media and fuses leadership, strategic planning, investment and operations. Her passions follow the digital evolution of the industry with active involvement in the SEA IAB, and a drive for equality, being a founding partner of the Campaign Asia Women Leading Change program.

Nagra - Stephane Le Dreau
Stéphane Le Dreau
Senior Vice President, Regional General Manager APAC
NAGRA

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).

Minshare - Pedro Ramirez
Pedro Ramirez
Digital Lead Unilever
Mindshare APAC
Simon Miller - Gracenote
Simon Miller
Managing Director, Gracenote International
Nielsen

As Managing Director for Gracenote International, Simon Miller helps video distribution platforms across Nielsen’s global markets deploy next generation content search and discovery solutions. Previously as Executive Producer at Bloomberg Sports, he launched a weekly TV show and as CEO of Betfair TV he oversaw development of the world’s first gaming app to sit alongside live sports broadcasts. Throughout 20+ years across media, advertising and sports industries, Simon has held roles at BskyB’s Sky Bet, J. Walter Thompson and Publicis.

Rob Gilby
Rob Gilby
President Asia Pacific
Nielsen Media
Nippon TV - Shigeko Cindy Chino
Shigeko Cindy Chino
Associate Managing Director, International Business Development
Nippon Television

After joining Nippon Television Network Corporation in 1986, Cindy worked as a director/producer of programmes and news coverage. From 2000, Cindy shifted to the international sector, involved in corporate relations, publicity, business strategy, and programme/format sales. Presently managing the sales team for all programme genres in all territories, she is responsible for creating new business opportunities abroad, as well as increasing Nippon TV’s content and format sales to overseas markets.

Bharat Khatri
Bharat Khatri
Chief Digital Officer APAC
Omnicom Media Group

Bharat is a strategic digital marketer with more than a decade of experience across digital & sales domains. His primary focus is to leverage technology to drive efficiency and creativity in digital marketing. The combination of background in new business setups and experience working for EMENA & APAC regions has given him a future facing & holistic approach to digital marketing. His acumen in identifying and converting digital marketing opportunities into unique creative solutions has helped brands to achieve unprecedented YoY growth.

Michele Schofield
Michele Schofield
SVP, Content Distribution
One Animation

Michele Schofield is Senior Vice President, Content Development and Distribution at One Animation, tasked with developing and guiding new IP, managing content sales globally and One Animation’s portfolio of YouTube channels. A 20 year industry veteran, Michele has held previous positions as the head of content at A+E Networks Asia and Turner Entertainment Networks Asia.

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Amy Prosser
Solutions Architect, Video & OTT
Optus Sports

Amy Prosser is a Solution Architect for Video and OTT at Optus Sport. Coming from a background supporting digital adoption within major Broadcast and Government organisations across APAC, the UK and Europe Amy has recently moved to Optus Sport as they get ready to cover the Women’s soccer World Cup which is coming to Australia in 2023. Amy has loved seeing the streaming world mature since entering the industry in the mid-2000s and it’s as exciting a time as ever to be a part of the ride.

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Keith Huang
Vice President, Pay OTT
PCCW Media

Mr. Keith Huang is the VP of Pay OTT in PCCW Media.  He heads up the subscription over-the-top (OTT) business and launched the one-stop entertainment platform (Now E) to meet the needs of millennial viewers in May 2018.  Before that, he was the VP of Product Management, leading Now TV product and technology development for 12 years and developed wide range of innovative products in HK.  Keith holds a MBA from HKUST and a B.Eng. from CUHK.

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Mahendra Nath Vyas
Executive Director
Planetcast Media Services

Mahendra Nath Vyas, Executive Director of Planetcast Media Services Limited has rich experience of satellite communication and digital media technology. He started his career with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and developed sub-system for India’s first communication satellite transponder APPLE which is adapted in the current INSAT satellite. He was on the Board of World Teleport Association from 2007 to 2013. As Co-founder, he has been instrumental in formulating the key strategies and technology management including business and technological transitions for Planetcast, since its inception.

Nicole Scaglione
Nicole Scaglione
Global Vice President of OTT and CTV Business
PubMatic
PubMatic - Vijay Kunduri
Vijay Kunduri
Regional Vice President of OTT Business, APAC
PubMatic

Vijay’s work experience straddles across print, broadcast, Video-on-demand, and digital companies in India and Asia. In the last decade, Vijay has helped to establish American and European ad tech companies in APAC and has been actively associated with Interactive Advertising Bureau SEA & India (IAB) and Asian Content Marketing Association (ACMA).

VIjay received CMO Asia Digital Excellence Award for Digital Person of the Year in 2018 and the groupM Singapore Media Person of the Year 2016 award.

Sandie Lee
Sandie Lee
Executive Vice President
Rewind Networks

A television veteran with more than three decades experience in the media industry, Sandie is Executive Vice President at Rewind Networks. She oversees the organisation’s content, acquisitions, and communications teams.

Sandie was previously VP, Content at StarHub. During her stint with StarHub, she created and launched locally packaged channels such as VarietyVision, Football Channel, and Sensasi, among others. Sandie was also involved in the launch of many international channel brands that debuted in Singapore before rolling out to other Asian markets.

SES - John Huddle
John Huddle
Director, Market Development, Asia
SES
Will Everitt
Will Everitt
Director Product Solutions
Seven West Media

Will is Director Product Solutions for Seven West Media, leading product strategy and innovation, technology transformation and Agile adoption for Seven’s streaming service, 7plus and Seven’s news platform, 7News, following a decade of Yahoo ownership. So far, his team has achieved overall #1 downloaded app in Apple App Store and Google Play and set new records in Australia with the biggest streaming event ever with the Tokyo Olympics. He was previously Chief Product Officer and Technology Director for Fairfax Media (Nine).

Ranjana Mangla
Ranjana Mangla
Senior Vice President and Head of Ad Revenue, SonyLIV
Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN)

Ranjana Mangla is the Sr. Vice President, Head of Ad Revenue, SonyLIV at Sony Pictures Networks India.  She has been part of the SPN family since 2020 and is responsible for SonyLIV’s Digital Advertising Sales Strategy and Revenue for India Market.  She is committed to building an eco-system for advertisers from across geographies to prefer SonyLIV as a platform to target and engage with their brand audience through advanced technology solutions in a safe and high-quality curated content environment.

Niti Kumar
Niti Kumar
Chief Operating Officer
Starcom India

Niti Kumar is the Chief Operating Officer at Starcom India. She closely works towards Client deliverables, Revenue Growth and New Business Development across the agency’s offices. She is an experienced media and marketing professional with two decades of rich experience in media planning, marketing, digital communications and media investment management. Before joining Starcom, Niti worked at Penguin Random House India, where she spearheaded marketing along with the digital and data initiatives of the organisation.

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Khush Kundi
Head of Video Network, APAC
Synamedia

Khush is an innovative and creative business leader. He has worked with some of the industry’s largest TV and media providers and technology companies, helping to solve complex technical and business problems. With over ten years’ experience, Khush has a proven track record in transforming enterprises for success, with strong capabilities in sales, marketing and operations. His skills in strategy and planning have made him a highly effective leader with a vision for the future of APAC Video Network.

Debbie Lee
Debbie Lee
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
TechStorm

Lee is one of Asia’s top entrepreneurial minds who founded TechStorm – Southeast Asia’s fastest growing 24/7 nextGen entertainment network on Asian esports, gaming and technology innovations. Over 18 years’ track record across international advertising behind fortune 500 brands, NASDAQ listed ad-tech company and regional media networks. Lee helmed prior executive, pan-Asian commercial responsibilities with business networks across 25 cities. She sits on Advisory Board of Sports Singapore’s spexBusiness, is an honouree recipient of Singapore’s 100 Women in Tech 2020 list.

Mitch Waters
Mitch Waters
Senior Vice President of South-East Asia, Australia and New Zealand
The Trade Desk

As SVP of South-East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Mitch manages all aspects of the company’s strategy, operations and people management in the region, based out of Singapore. He brings comprehensive experience across sales, strategy and innovation in the media and advertising industries to this role. Mitch has been a high profile advocate of programmatic advertising and industry transformation, particularly in Australia. He is a regular commentator with AdNews, The Drum, and other media.

David Sky
David Sky
Advertising Solutions Director
True Digital

Digital advertising operations veteran with over 14 years experience working across publishers in Australia, Singapore and Thailand.  Currently leading advertising solutions at True Digital with focus on OTT and Connected TV products, through creating innovative best in class video advertising opportunities for brands in Thailand leveraging advanced telco analytics and audience targeting.

Alex Muller
Alexandre Muller
Managing Director, 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.

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Desmond Chan
Deputy GM
TVB

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.

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Greg Fournier
Senior Vice President, Client Partnerships
Unruly

Greg Fournier is the SVP Global Strategy and Head of Luxury at Unruly. He is an advertising and media specialist with an extensive track record in APAC. Greg joined Unruly in 2014 to set up the company’s first APAC office and establish Unruly as the leading programmatic platform for video advertising in the region. Greg drives global deals across international brands; works with creative and media agencies globally to develop best-in-class campaigns and drive adoption of programmatic media buying leveraging emotional and cultural audience data.

Chanpreet Arora
Chanpreet Arora
Head – AVOD (Voot)
Viacom18 Digital Ventures

At Viacom18 Digital Ventures, Chanpreet Arora drives the AVOD business – VOOT and is responsible for leading AVOD led partnerships that are key to VOOT’s overall growth. Chanpreet has close to 2 decades of experience across strategy, revenue, partnerships and sales operations with media and digital brands. She was responsible for successfully launching VICE Media in India as its CEO. She was also associated with The New York Times, Times Internet Limited, Buddh International Circuit – Formula One, India, and Ernst & Young in her previous roles.

Dean Wadsworth
Dean Wadsworth
Vice President Technology
ViacomCBS Australia and New Zealand

Dean Wadsworth is Vice President, Technology at 10 ViacomCBS, a division of ViacomCBS International Networks. With over 25 years’ experience, Dean has extensive knowledge and diverse experience in all aspects of the broadcast and media industry, having held senior leadership positions in Technology and Operations. Dean is responsible for technology domains across Broadcast and IT, including Business Systems, Corporate Networks and Infrastructure, Communication and Transmission, Television Broadcast and Production Technologies.

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Nadya Melic
Vice President, Head of Customer Solutions, APAC
Vodafone

Nadya is responsible for Vodafone’s Customer Solutions in Asia Pac. This portfolio includes co-creating, fixed connectivity, Voice, Mobility & Managed Services solutions for Vodafone’s customers. Nadya’s role includes managed a team of Solution Specialists and is currently responsible for ensuring that solutions sold to market improves customer experience and leads to solution & product growth within Vodafone. Before this Nadya was the Head of International Product at Telstra focused on global connectivity, satellite, voice & managed services.

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Praveen Singh
Director, Technology & Platforms
Viu

With over 16 years of streaming-first experience with companies like Huawei, Disney and VIU, Praveen has evolved as a product and technology solutions leader with in-depth understanding of various components of OTT ecosystem.

Praveen has been responsible for making VIU technically capable to offer truly diverse content to increase the user engagement. Getting market differentiating technological solutions implemented for better user experience at reduced data cost has been the key highlight of Praveen’s work.

Lesley Simpson
Lesley Simpson
Country Manager
WeTV and iflix Indonesia

Lesley Simpson is the Country Managerfor WeTV and iflixIndonesia, brandsof the world’s leading internet companieswell-known for communications and social platforms WeChat and QQowned by Tencent. Today, Tencent’s technology has enriched the lives of Internet users through high performance entertainment platforms like PubG (games), JOOX (music) and the latest addition, WeTV (video streaming).

Tom Dover
Tom Dover
Director, Video Marketplace Development, APAC
Xandr

Tom leads the demand side of the Xandr business across JAPAC. Tom’s mandate is to help large global buyers, agencies and trade desks get the best out of programmatic buying by delivering creative and differentiated solutions. Originally from the UK, Tom moved to Australia to double down on diving, skiing and generally being outdoors as much as professionally possible.

Eunice Park
Eunice Park
Chief Revenue Officer
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.

John Dykes
John Dykes
Host

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.

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Celeste Campbell-Pitt
Chief Policy Officer
AVIA

As Chief Policy Officer, Celeste Campbell-Pitt represents the combined positions of its members and engages in constructive dialogue with governments so they may better understand the curated video industry and foster an environment of support for the growth of the industry.

Celeste comes with over twenty years of business and legal experience in the media and entertainment industry across both Europe and Asia. Prior to joining AVIA, she was consulting with various global media and technology companies looking to expand into the region.

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Joe Nguyen
Consultant
AVIA

Joe Nguyen is presently a Consultant, Advisor, Speaker, Ex-Officio of IAB Southeast Asia and India, and APAC Board Member of Mobile Marketing Association (MMA). His roles have spanned from Chief Operating Officer to Chief Technical Officer to leading Sales & Marketing. Until recently, Joe was the Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific at comScore, Inc. Joe has over 20 years of senior management experience in Asia Pacific media, measurement, analytics and eCommerce.

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Louis Boswell
Chief Executive Officer
AVIA

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.

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Sponsorship: adela@avia.org / victor@avia.org

Speaking Opportunities: jaime@avia.org

Partnership Opportunities: charmaine@avia.org