Asia Video Summit 2021 Speakers

Edward Yau
Edward Yau Tang-Wah, GBS, JP
Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development
Government of the Hong Kong SAR
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.

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.

Rishi Varma
Hrishikesh Varma
Director Product Management
Akamai Technologies

Rishi is a seasoned technology strategist with deep vertical experience across Digital Media, Internet Streaming Technologies, Application / Content delivery and strategic technology initiatives. Growth hacking leader with track record of delivering results, growing revenue, creating and opening new markets, successfully chasing hyper growth and launching disruptive revenue models.

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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Shad Hashmi
APAC Partner Lead, Media and Entertainment
Amazon Web Services
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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.

Ina Lui
Ina Lui
Senior Vice President, Commercial, Business Development & Strategy
AsiaSat

Ina brings over 25 years of 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 several senior management positions at global satellite and telecommunications companies.  Prior to joining AsiaSat on 1 June 2018, Ina was the Managing Director, Sales Asia Pacific of a global satellite company where she was responsible for sales and business initiatives for the region.

Euan Smith
Euan Smith
Group COO and CEO, TV
Astro

Euan joined as Group COO and CEO, TV on 1 April 2020. As GCOO, Euan has oversight of the technologies that support each of the Group’s business units – broadcast, digital and enterprise. As CEO, TV, he leads Astro’s key product groups Pay-TV, NJOI, streaming services and broadband in addition to the customer sales & operations functions. In his early career, he held roles in Unilever and KPMG and senior leadership positions with Sky UK, Sky Germany, Fox US and Foxtel Australia.

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.

Beach House Pictures - Jocelyn Little
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MD
Beach House Pictures

As one of the founding partners of Beach House Pictures, Jocelyn oversees company operations and international co-productions, forging partnerships with global brands that include Netflix, CCTV, Amazon, Nat Geo, Discovery, Lonely Planet, Fox International Channel, NBC Universal, Turner Broadcasting and BBC Worldwide. In 2013 Jocelyn spearheaded BHP’s expansion into four divisions including Beach House Pictures (factual), Beach House Kids (children’s TV), Beach House Entertainment (reality formats) and Beach House Studios (apps, design and animation) which has seen BHP grow to one of the largest independent production companies in Asia.

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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Greg Armshaw
Head of Media Asia
Brightcove

As Senior Solutions Director for Brightcove across APAC, Greg consults with enterprises helping them create strategies to build businesses with video. He has more than 20 years of experience in advertising, digital marketing and has rich experience in building consumer offerings in the enterprise brands and media sector in Asia. Greg has led Brightcove to achieve a dominant market position in the region with digital-first companies, Free to Air TV and Pay TV content owners, and is also a regular industry commentator.

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Lexie Knauer
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Brightcove

Lexie Knauer is a senior product marketing manager at Brightcove. Lexie is responsible for go to market strategy and execution for Brightcove’s media products. Prior to Brightcove, Lexie worked at SpotX (now part of Magnite), a video advertising platform. Lexie was a finalist in the 2021 Emerging Leaders Awards by FierceVideo, recognized as one of the brightest young professionals in the streaming video industry.

Broadpeak - Jacques Le Mancq
Jacques Le Mancq
President and CEO
Broadpeak

Jacques is the President & CEO of Broadpeak. He drives the strategy and execution of the company to develop and realize the full potential of the leading provider of video streaming solutions to broadband service providers and content owners. Prior to co-founding Broadpeak in 2010, Jacques Le Mancq was with the Technicolor Connect Division where he assumed the role of Product Line Manager for the SmartVision video distribution servers product family.

ContentAsia - Janine Stein
Janine Stein
Editorial Director
ContentAsia

Janine Stein is Editorial Director for ContentAsia’s information platforms, including print, multimedia and online. She has covered the Asian television, media and satellite business across Asia since 1989, and has worked for, among others, The Hollywood Reporter (U.S.), the South China Morning Post/Television & Entertainment Times (Hong Kong), Cable & Satellite Asia, Television Business International (TBI, U.K.) and Electronic Media (U.S.). Prior to 1989, she covered the African television and media industries for five years.

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Jeeyoung Lee
Senior Vice President, Content Strategy APAC & GM, Japan and South Korea
Discovery, Inc

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.

Rohit Tharani
Rohit Tharani
Senior Director, D2C Revenue & Strategy SEA
Discovery, Inc.

Rohit Tharani oversees direct-to-consumer strategy and revenue for Discovery Inc in South East Asia. With a focus on rolling out global streaming service discovery+, as well as continuing the growth of the Asian Food Network, his team is tasked with driving forward Discovery’s digital business across the region. Rohit joined Discovery in 2016, and has held a number of content and product roles. He was previously Head of Content for the Philippines and Vietnam at Fox Networks.

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Gaurav Banerjee
President & Head – Content, Disney+ Hotstar & HSM Entertainment Network
Star & Disney India

Gaurav is President & Head Content, Disney+ Hotstar & HSM Entertainment Network. In this role, he oversees all entertainment content for Disney+ Hotstar, and for Hindi Entertainment channels of Star TV Network.  Gaurav joined Star News in 2004. He moved on to lead the content strategy of the network’s regional entertainment channels in 2008. In 2009, Gaurav became the Head of Content Strategy at Star Plus, and over the years he has led the creative engine that has made chart topping TV and digital shows.

Daniel Chun - Dolby
Daniel Chun
Senior Business Manager
Dolby Laboratories

Daniel Chun currently serves as senior business manager of Dolby Atmos content distribution at Dolby Laboratories based in San Francisco. In his role, he is responsible for driving the development of a multi-year content and distribution strategy for Dolby Atmos across various types of content and collaborating cross functionally to successfully enable and build Dolby Atmos content ecosystems.  Prior to joining Dolby, Daniel served as corporate communications manager at NBC Entertainment and was also public relations manager for DreamWorks Animation.

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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Puja Rajadhyaksha
Head of Content
Eros Now

With over 23 years of experience, Puja has witnessed the transformation of the M&E industry first-hand. In fact, it would be safe to say that she is amongst those few industry leaders who have played a part in driving this change. She uses her strong understanding of the media & technology sector and constantly evolving viewing preferences of the audiences to craft engaging and entertaining stories.

 

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.

Ben Napier Google
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.

Mike Katayama
Mike Katayama
Ads Privacy Lead
Google Asia Pacific

Mike has been in charge of engaging with the business community on Ads Privacy issues in APAC since January 2021.  He brings a deep knowledge of programmatic technology to the role, having previously served as the Head of Buy-Side Authorized Buyers (previously DoubleClick Ad Exchange) in Japan.  The rest of his 10 year Google career has been spent working with advertising agencies in both Tokyo and Singapore, in both a business development and partnership management capacity.

Elliot Renton - Grabyo
Elliot Renton
Executive Vice President & Head of Asia Pacific
Grabyo

Elliot is responsible for the commercial growth and strategy for Grabyo business across all key and emerging markets. With over two decades experience in the sports media and technology industry, Elliot was an early hire at Getty Images in Singapore before joining Reuters Media to manage content distribution across Asia. Elliot held other senior positions at Nokia Asia-Pacific,  PERFORM Group (now DAZN Group) as Managing Director – Emerging Markets Asia and Discovery as Head of Sport.

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

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Aloke Majumder
Vice President – Technology
hoichoi

Aloke is an experienced technologist with entrepreneurial vision and technical proficiency. His specific capabilities include OTT, VoD Infrastructure and Product Development, ERP, services for strategy and transformation, Open-Source technologies, Linux, On Premise to Cloud migration, implementation of technology in various aspects of business. Alok heads all organisational efforts to develop the best-in-class technology and processes designed to position hoichoi as a leading OTT platform through strategic and technology innovation.

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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.

Sudhanshu Saxena
Sudhanshu Saxena
Director, Supply Partnerships, SEA
InMobi

Sudhanshu is the Director of Supply Partnerships in Southeast Asia for InMobi. He has donned the partnership leader’s hat across multiple locations both in the western and eastern parts of the world. With over a decade of experience, Sudhanshu brings in a wealth of experience across strategic digital partnerships, strategic sales and account management, and business development.

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Bill O’Hara
Vice President and General Manager, Media
Intelsat

Bill O’Hara is the General Manager of Intelsat’s Media Business, and is responsible for leading global sales, marketing and product management. Additional responsibilities include product strategy and P&L responsibilities across the $800M+ global media vertical. Previously at Intelsat, Bill lead Intelsat’s North American Media Sales team, executing industry leading satellite and terrestrial based solutions with the largest cable/broadcast networks in the world and international resellers.
Bill was also responsible for the development and sales of advanced media distribution technologies, focusing on bringing broadcast grade reliability to OTT services.

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Nick Chuah
Vice President of Sales & GM, APAC
INVIDI Technologies

Nick Chuah, an accomplished media ad-sales professional, witnessed significant video ad-industry transitions, from the first pre-roll to Programmatic-TV and today, Addressable-TV. He disbelieves the naysayer’s chant of “TV is dead” but rather rebut that “TV is evolving”. 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.

Kuek Yu-Chuang (iQIYI)
Kuek Yu-Chuang
Vice President International Business
iQIYI

Kuek Yu-Chuang is iQIYI’s VP for International Business. In this role, Kuek oversees the strategic planning, marketing, business development and public affairs functions for iQIYI International. Prior to joining the company, Kuek held executive positions at Netflix, ICANN and Yahoo!. Kuek began his career as a diplomat and trade negotiator with the Singapore government. Kuek pursued his undergraduate studies at Peking University and later obtained post-graduate degrees from Harvard University and INSEAD.

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.

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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.

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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.

JW Player - Michael Schwalb
Michael Schwalb
General Manager of Data and Advertising
JW Player

Michael Schwalb is the General Manager of Data and Advertising at JW Player. In this role, Michael is focused on leveraging the video data generated by billions of monthly impressions across the JW Player network. This unique data helps publishers better monetize their content, and helps advertisers more effectively target their audiences. Prior to joining JW Player, Michael drove revenue, operations, and business development growth at First Data. He has also previously worked in senior leadership roles at PubGears, Tremor Video, and DoubleClick.

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Daniel Whittington
Vice President and Head of Legal & Business Affairs
KC Global Media Asia

Daniel is Vice President and Head of Legal & Business Affairs for KC Global Media Asia, based in Singapore, overseeing legal and business affairs across the various functions of the organization, including revenue, content and programming, production and creative, marketing and corporate. He began his career in the late 1990s with a media and entertainment law firm in London and has held senior in house positions at RDF Media, Fremantle Media, Discovery Networks Asia Pacific and Aser Ventures.

KunHee Park
KunHee Park
Chief Executive Officer & Chief Product Officer
KOCOWA

Instrumental in bringing Korean Entertainment to mainstream audiences across the Americas, KunHee Park joined wavve Americas, Inc. five years ago as the Chief Technical Officer in charge of distributing the Korean Entertainment streaming brand, KOCOWA. After showcasing his technical ingenuity and dependability as a leader, he was later appointed CEO of wavve Americas while still managing his cross-functional role of Chief Product Officer. Mr. Park has worked for various engineering firms including Kolon Global Corp., NDS Limited, and Cisco Systems.

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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.

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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 Primeworks 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.

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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.

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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.

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Pedro Ramirez
Digital Lead Unilever
Mindshare APAC

Pedro is an advertising professional with a career that spans from production to entrepreneurship to creative to media with a seamless strategy and technology approach. Having spent time in Latin America with global and local clients, he moved to Asia with Mindshare in 2015 to lead digital for Unilever from the regional Singapore hub until present. In this role, he has led the expansion of programmatic in the region and governance for South East Asia, South Asia, and South Africa.

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James Miner
Chief Executive Officer
MinerLabs & Video Assure

James Miner is CEO at MinerLabs and Video Assure. Video Assure is a cloud-based video stream monitoring platform with instant insights and forecasting to help content companies better monetize streaming media. A digital pioneer, James led teams in Asia, and Silicon Valley holding leadership roles at About.com, ESPN STAR, Fox Sports Asia, Scient, and WPP. James is a Digital Committee EXCO member of SGTECH. His teams have won SITF Award Silver, and APICTA Awards Gold.

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Hari Susanto
Chief Executive Officer
MNC Vision & K-Vision

Mr. Hari Susanto began his career at MNC Group in September 2014, served as a Director of PT MNC Energi and MNC Daya Indonesia until 2016, President Director of PT MNC Sky Vision Tbk until 2018, and as the President Commissioner of PT MNC Sky Vision Tbk until July 2021. Currently, he serves as President Director of PT MNC Sky Vision Tbk and President Director of PT Digital Vision Nusantara (K-Vision), Commissioner of PT MNC Kabel Mediacom and as Commissioner of PT MNC OTT Networks.

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Siddharth Mantri
Chief Product Officer
MX Player and MX TakaTak

As Chief Product Officer, Sidd (Siddharth) Mantri is responsible for driving product strategy and delivering a differentiated value prop to customers across all of MX Player offerings – OTT Video, Music, Gaming, AdTech and MX’s short form video platform – MX TakaTak. As a part of this role, he leads product development teams in India, China and Singapore and is responsible for crafting the product vision and roadmap for MX businesses worldwide.

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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).

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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

Rob Gilby joined Nielsen in October 2021 as President of Asia Pacific (APAC). He is responsible for driving new business opportunities and relationships and developing new media opportunities in the APAC region. He has a proven passion for the media industry, supporting latest market innovations, and has a deep appreciation of audience behaviour trends.

Through leadership roles and board member positions with digital media, entertainment, distribution, strategy and marketing organisations he’s become a trusted advisor to leaders across the industry.

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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
Senior Vice President, Content Development and 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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Felix To
Chief of Viu Original
PCCW Media

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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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Virat Patel
Managing Director
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.

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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.

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Sutanto Hartono
Managing Director
PT. Elang Mahkota Teknologi (EMTEK)

Sutanto Hartono, Managing Director of PT. Elang Mahkota Teknologi (EMTEK), Tbk., the CEO of Surya Citra Media (SCM) Tbk., and the CEO of Surya Citra Televisi (SCTV) leading the effort to establish SCM leadership in the broadcast and event industry, aligning strategy to transform the EMTEK group to be the dominant player in the content production, digital platform and event.

Some of EMTEK portfolios include Bukalapak, Dana, Vidio.com, Kapanlagi Youniverse (KLY), All Stars, Rumah.com, Oto.com and EMC Hospitals.

Nicole Scaglione
Nicole Scaglione
Global Vice President of OTT and CTV Business
PubMatic

Nicole Scaglione has been working in the ad tech space for more than a decade. She joined PubMatic in 2021 to manage the OTT/CTV business globally. Prior to PubMatic, Nicole ran the West Coast AdvancedTV programmatic sales team for Hulu and oversaw the West and Midwest sales teams at Telaria. Nicole holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Michigan and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Wayne State University.

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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.

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Erik Matti
Director & Co-Founder
Reality Entertainment

Erik Matti is a writer and director, actor, acting coach and producer. In 2003, he co-founded Reality Entertainment Inc. where his most critically acclaimed works On The Job, Honor Thy Father, Seklusion, BuyBust, and TheEntity have been produced and screened internationally. He directed the “Island of Dreams” episode in Food Lore where he won Best Director at the 2020 ContentAsia Awards. Erik Matti’s involvement in the film community and his personal brand of activism have always pushed for positive changes in the Philippine film industry.

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.

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Ward Platt
Founder
Rock Entertainment Holdings

Ward Platt is the owner and founder of Rock Entertainment Holdings, which owns and operates the BAM Asia Entertainment Network and ZooMoo Networks businesses.
Before establishing Rock Entertainment, Platt was the CEO of Global Networks for Blue Ant Media, where amongst other achievements, he built their Omnia Gaming division into a profitable online gaming content business.
Platt also held a variety of key leadership roles with Fox Networks Group and National Geographic during a 20-year career with 21st Century Fox.

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Prabhvir Sahmey
Senior Director, India and Southeast Asia
Samsung Ads

Prabhvir Sahmey (Prabh) is currently a Senior Director at Samsung Ads. His remit is to set up the Samsung Ads business in India & South East Asia by pioneering the arena of Connected TV. Which is at a very nascent state in 2020. Prior to Samsung, Prabh pioneered Programmatic Advertising at Google, Search advertising at GroupM and e-education with Tata Interactive Systems.

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John Huddle
Director, Market Development, Asia
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.

Luke Smith
Luke Smith
Head of Programmatic Sales & Audiences
Seven Network

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.

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Scott Favelle
Technology Director, Product Solutions
Seven West Media

Scott Favelle is Technology Director at Seven West Media, home to 7plus, the top BVOD service in Australia. For over 10 years, Scott has been leading OTT technology development at major Australian free-to-air and subscription broadcasters across both the private and public sectors. Before that, he held a number of Broadcast Engineering and Operations roles. Outside of Seven, Scott is the publisher of the www.today-in.video daily newsletter.

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).

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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Julien Signes
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Video Network
Synamedia

Julien Signes leads Synamedia’s Video Network business. One of the industry’s foremost experts on video processing, Julien advised emerging video technology businesses on financing and helped them scale globally before joining Synamedia in early 2019. He also provided advice to Atlantic Bridge, a global venture capital firm. Julien founded Envivio in 2000 and as CEO he led the company through private equity financing and a NASDAQ IPO to create the global leader in software-based video encoding. Ericsson acquired the business in 2015.

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Anurag Kumar
Chief Communications Officer
Tata Sky

Anurag Kumar is Chief Communications Officer at Tata Sky Ltd which is India’s leading pay TV and content distribution platform. He leads marketing, digital and monetisation initiatives for Tata Sky. Before joining Tata Sky, Anurag has had a long career in consumer marketing including nearly 2 decades at Unilever where he worked in India and overseas.

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.

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Ho Hock Doong
Head of Content, unifi TV, Chief Executive Officer
TMNet

Ho is the Head of Content of unifi TV and CEO of TMNet. He was previously the Director of Content for MUBI Malaysia where he launched the Malaysian feed for MUBI. Prior to that he was with Astro Malaysia where his portfolio spans from film production and distribution, channel management, original production, launching of the BOO channel to content distribution and theatrical release of films.

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Ching You Sing
Advertising Platform & Delivery Lead
True Digital

You Sing is digital advertising platform & delivery lead at True Digital Group. He is responsible to lead OTT/CTV advertising solutions with business partner  particularly in Addressable TV; working with cross-functional team & partner to drive adoption of self-service omni channel media buying leveraging audience data. Prior to this, he was the Telecom Billing subject matter expert, leading digital transformation project in Middle East and South East Asia.

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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.

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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, Global Strategy
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.

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Benoit Brieussel
Head of Presales
Viaccess-Orca

Benoit joined Viaccess-Orca in 2017 in charge of VO’s secure video player business and two years ago as VO presales team director. Prior to Viaccess-Orca, Benoit has spent 20+ years in start-ups as cofounder and multinational companies driving multimedia software in various positions always driven by a constant focus to delight customers worldwide.

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.

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Vineet Govil
Chief Technology Officer
Viacom18 Digital Ventures

Vineet has over 26 years of Product and Technology development experience in multiple industries/domains and is currently Chief Technology Officer at Viacom18 Digital Ventures. His career spans in the area of Embedded Software, Multimedia Streaming (OTT), IoT, Wireless Telecom, Cloud.  Prior to joining Viacom18, Vineet was heading India development centre of Sling TV Inc, (a subsidiary of DISH Network Inc, USA) as Vice President. Prior to his 13-year long stint with Sling Media, Vineet had been a part of Sasken Technologies Ltd and ISRO Ahmedabad, where Vineet started off his career.

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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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Tina Arwin
Chief Content Officer
Vidio

Over 20 years’ experience in the entertainment industry from television, pay tv and format production, my experience with OTT platform started in 2016 with Viu and HOOQ in 2018 heading the content team. In 2019 I landed a new role with Vidio, one of the biggest local OTT in Indonesia with amazing growth and content offering. I always believe that any entertainment business is largely about content engagement. To grow the business, it starts with good quality content first.

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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.

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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.

Kurt Rieder
Kurt Rieder
Head of Theatrical Distribution, APAC
WarnerMedia

Kurt Rieder is WarnerMedia’s Head of Theatrical Distribution, responsible for the exhibition and strategic rollout of Warner Bros. films in Asia Pacific, including 2021 blockbusters Dune and The Matrix: Resurrections. He has worked in the cinema business for 30 years, previously holding roles at Warner Bros. (GM – Singapore, Malaysia & Indonesia), UIP, Fox, and Disney. In Exhibition, Kurt has worked in Argentina, Thailand, and Singapore for Village Roadshow and was CEO of Mars Cinema Group in Turkey.

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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).

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Holly Rae
Vice President, Product, TV Marketplace
Xandr

Holly Rae is VP, Product Management, TV Platform, at Xandr where she oversees the ongoing development and advancement of Xandr’s TV products, including Invest TV. Holly joined Xandr in 2019 upon the company’s acquisition of TV advertising platform clypd, where she was VP of Product. Holly is a strategic business professional with nearly two decades of experience in TV advertising, product management, TV and digital marketing, analytics and client management.

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.

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Stephen Clee
Head of Sales EMEA
Zixi

Stephen Clee is the Head of Sales for Zixi’s EMEA region with more than 25 years in the Streaming Media industry. Stephen brings strong IP video technical, sales and partnership expertise to zixi working with our top Broadcast Media and Entertainment customers in Europe. He was recently at NPAW (Nice People at Work) responsible for creating their UK and Scandinavia GTM strategy and execution for SaaS Quality of Experience and Quality of Service Analytics. Prior to NPAW, Stephen is with BEAMR developing EMEA-wide GTM strategies.

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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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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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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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Aaron Herps
General Manager
AVIA Coalition Against Piracy (CAP)

Aaron Herps is the General Manager for the Coalition Against Piracy. Prior to joining CAP, Aaron spent 2 years at beIN Sports managing digital content protection through the APAC region.  Aaron also spent 10 years with the Motion Picture Association of America including senior management positions in Australia and the association’s Global Content Protection Hub. He has worked extensively in Australia, New Zealand, S.E.Asia, the US and Europe.

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