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New Business Models and Strategies Tracks

Conference Day 1: 23 May 2017
MORNING PLENARY
8.00am Registration
9.00am

Chairman’s Welcome Address

Eric Bruzek, Partner, IBB Consulting

9.10am

The Evolution of the Broadcast Scene in Asia

Joint Presentation:
Eric Bruzek, Partner, IBB Consulting
Brendan O’Shaughnessy, Industry Consultant

9.50am

Building the Future of Entertainment

Greg Peters, Chief Product Officer, Netflix

10.20am Morning Break and Refreshments
Conference Day 2: 24 May 2017
MORNING PLENARY
8.00am Registration
9.00am

Chairman’s Welcome Address
Mark Hukill, Program Advisor, Pacific Telecommunications Council

9.10am

Mediacorp Case Study: Toggle – Strengthening the Connected Entertainment Proposition

Anil Nihalani, Head of Connected Media, Mediacorp

9.40am

Keynote Address: How to Make Millions and Reach Out to Millions with Your Content Ideas

Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman & CEO, ONE Championship™

10.10am

Digital Disruption: Opponent or Opportunity?

Angeline Poh, Assistant Chief Executive Officer, Content & Innovation Group, Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)

10.20am Morning Break and Refreshment
Conference Day 1 – 23 May 2017
OTT-How To Win This Battle
10.50am

Chairman’s Welcome Address

Eric Bruzek, Partner, IBB Consulting

11.00am

Case Study: Let’s Talk About The Elephant In The Room: OTT Monetisation

  • Delivering value from OTT and making money as a result
  • Forming profitable relationships with industry players

Joint Presentation:
Joddy Hernady, SVP Media and Digital Business, Telkom Indonesia
Christophe Hochart, CEO and Founder, Boosst Group

11.40am

Panel Discussion: Get to the Top with Over-The-Top

  • Battling with ever-increasing OTT entrants
  • Transcending geographical limits and building scale
  • Achieving the right mixture of technologies, business models and consumer patterns
  • Ensuring content and media delivery is scalable and cost-effective

Moderator:
Brendan O’Shaughnessy, Industry Consultant

Panelists:
Ario B.Widyatmiko, Chief Content Officer – IPTV/OTT, Dens.TV
Dr Shay David, President & GM, Kaltura
Meg Lee, Assistant Vice President of Content Management for Viu – Digital Media, PCCW Media
Taka Hayakawa, Director, Worldwide production and Sales International Dept, Fuji Television Network

12.20pm

Networking Lunch and Exhibition Viewing

Lunch Sponsor

Presentation topic: OTT’s evolution in Asia Pacific

  • Subscription online video industry projections
  • A closer examination of select countries and top services
  • Connected device usage trends
  • How larger services like Netflix and Amazon have impacted markets

Lunch Presentation at Rooms 308 & 309 (1pm-1.25pm)

Abigail Cruz, Associate Research Analyst, S&P Global Market Intelligence

1.45pm

Content Is Key, Content Is King

  • Investing in branded, quality content aimed at multiple revenue streams
  • Recommending content tailored to viewer preferences
  • Producing good dedicated content for the online environment
  • The future of content and how technology, in particular, AI will impact/contribute to the content creative space

CheeK, Chief Content Officer, Mediacorp

2.15pm

Providing A Differentiated Brand Experience Amidst Fierce Competition

  • Creating stronger brands, more differentiated content and more loyal fans
  • Offering “skinnier packages” to make brands and shows indispensable
  • Creating more personalised, cheaper video bundles or launching OTT services to target consumers

David Goldstein, Head of Asia, iflix

2.45pm

Panel Discussion: Ultimately, It’s All About the Consumers

  • Understanding consumer drives and behaviours
  • Capturing consumers’ differing needs and ensuring excellent content with quality delivery
  • Establishing a 1:1 relationship with consumers regardless of primary or multiscreen reach
  • How OTT works in the context of the overall consumer experience and how to complement the TV experience

Moderator:
Dr Shay David, President & GM, Kaltura

Panelists:
Richmond Ezer Escolar, Customer Relationship Management Division Head, ABS-CBN Corporation
Paul Rybicki, Head of TV and Content, Optus
Dane Gambrill, Business Unit Executive, IBM Cloud Video & M&E Industry SME, IBM Asia Pacific
Alan Dishington, SVP of Business Development- APAC, Think Analytics
Shabir Momin, MD & CTO, ZengaTV

3.30pm

Closing Power Panel Discussion: Where Some See Threat, Others See Opportunity – Broadcasters’ and Telcos’ Response to OTT

  • Growing OTT services into an essential part of Pay-TV strategies
  • Enhancing content preparation and distribution
  • Setting up the right infrastructure and maximising workflows

Moderator:
Sushant Sharma, Head of Consulting Services, APAC, Accedo

Panelists:
Adam Bachtiar, Director of Business & Development, TVRI

Paul Berriman, Group Chief Technology Officer, PCCW- HKT
Mark Wilson-Dunn, Vice President, BT Media and Broadcast
Taka Hayakawa, Director, Worldwide production and Sales International Dept, Fuji Television Network

4.15pm Chairman’s Wrap-up and Closing Remarks
4.20pm Afternoon Coffee Break
End of Conference Day 1
Conference Day 2 – 24 May 2017
Maximising Experience On All Screens
10.45am

Chairman’s Welcome Address

Natan Edelsburg, EVP, Muck Rack & Shorty Awards; Executive Editor, The Drum’s Found Remote

10.50am

What’s Next for Linear TV?

  • Employing new advertising models
  • Investing in premium content
  • Competitive pricing and attractive packaging

Paul Berriman, Group Chief Technology Officer, PCCW- HKT

11.20am

Panel Discussion: Embracing Mobile OTT As the Next Trend

  • Where do telecom operators, OTT service providers and other players fit in the value chain?
  • Is content key or is network key?
  • How can we effectively monetise mobile?
  • Evolving mobile offerings for an enhanced and seamless user experience

Moderator:
Reuben Verghese, CEO, Diagnal

Panelists:
Peter Bithos, CEO, HOOQ
Vaitea Cowan, Director of Southeast Asia Business Development, SPB TV AG
Raghunath Mohanrao, COO, Prime Focus Technologies

12.00pm

Innovation in Asian Content

  • The influence of Asian content
  • Diversity of film talent in Asia
  • Content consumption behavior in Asia

Peter Bithos, CEO, HOOQ

12.30pm Networking Lunch and Exhibition Viewing
1.30pm

Go Live to Survive

  • Utilising live streaming on social media
  • Delivering live content to please audiences and connect people
  • Providing reliable and flexible live services

Natan Edelsburg, EVP, Muck Rack & Shorty Awards; Executive Editor, The Drum’s Found Remote

2.00pm

Enhancing Content Packaging and Distribution Across Multiple Screens

  • Finding new ways of packaging content and sharing it across multiple screens
  • Making sure the content is linked in all the screens and all the channels
  • Doing everything in real time

Yuval Fisher, CTO, MVPD, Imagine Communications

2.30pm

Advertising on All Screens

  • Playing real time, personalised advertisements across all screens
  • Using programmatic advertising tailored to different screens and consumer segments
  • Syncing advertisements within all screens to maintain continuous engagement

Joddy Hernady, SVP Media and Digital Business, Telkom Indonesia

3.00pm

Embracing Virtual Reality for New Possibilities

  • Understanding VR as an emerging technology
  • Direct applications of VR across various industries and verticals, and the difference it can make for Broadcast
  • From concept to capture, post to delivery – a brand new form of delivery
  • Understanding VR Headsets and the value of Immersive Experience

Lionel Chok, Startup Founder/Creative Technologist, Immersively

3.30pm

Audience Interaction, Engagement as the End Goal

  • Creating fans, uniting users with the same interests and experiences
  • Providing differentiated experiences to transform just eyeballs into dedicated fans
  • Maximising audience interaction in real time
  • Merging screens to provide holistic and excellent user experience

Victor Cui, CEO, International, ONE Championship

4.00pm Chairman’s Wrap-up and Closing Remarks
4.10pm Afternoon Coffee Break
End of Conference Day 2
Conference Day 3 – 25 May 2017
Here We Go: Get Your Data Ready
9.00am

Chairman’s Welcome Address

Tom Weiss, CEO, Genius Digital

9.10am

Data Thought Leaders Fire Side Chat
In this fire side chat, 4 data experts from OSN, Media Prima Digital, Paywizard and Asian Vision Cable will share their views and insights on how they employ a holistic approach towards data analytics. They will also share:

  • The different approaches on how you could shape your data strategies for different markets
  • How you could achieve the right mixture of technology and organisation for successful data analytics
  • How you could cater content, pricing, business models and user experience accordingly

Moderator:
Tom Weiss, CEO, Genius Digital

Speakers:
Nada Abdel Samad, Research Director, OSN
Paul Moss – General Manager, Media Prima Digital
Bhavesh Vaghela, CEO, Paywizard

9.50am

Inside The Insights

  • Merging data from a variety of traditional & new data sources with broadcast data to create new value & growth
  • Deriving the right insights from ever increasing data
  • Understanding viewers and capitalising on changing consumer behaviour and consumption patterns
  • Using data insights in real time to cater to changing consumer needs and drive consumer loyalty

Germaine Ng Ferguson, GM, Integrated Solutions & Analysis, Emerging Businesses, StarHub

10.20am Morning Break and Refreshment
11.00am

Cognitive Audience Insight

  • Understanding changing viewer behaviour and the need for audience-of-one analytical instruments
  • Unlocking the opportunity inside ever-increasing data volumes and sources: OTT/video, social media, weather, mobility/device data
  • Creating precision-insight at massive scale using real time analytics and cognitive solutions
  • Measuring, serving and marketing to today’s audiences while more accurately optimising content strategy

Christine Dee, S&D Telco Industry Solutions and Strategy Global Leader – Analytics, IBM

11.30am

Call Security: Making The Broadcast Industry Safe and Sound

  • Ensuring content protection and rights protection for global distribution
  • Ensuring effective digital rights management and secure distribution of videos
  • Achieving security standardisation in the industry

Chrys Poulain, Director, NexGuard

12.00pm Networking Lunch and Exhibition Viewing
1.30pm

Half-Day Workshop on Data Analytics

Key highlights will include:

  • Assessing your current capabilities and preparing for future upgrades
  • Utilising real time insights into how consumers are engaging with broadcasts and live streams
  • Gaining a greater understanding of consumer behaviour and consumption patterns for strategic business decisions
  • Improving consumer engagement and maximising viewers and revenue

Workshop Session 1:

The workshop allows participants to get a good initial understanding of some of the issues surrounding big data and TV. They will then be able to put this understanding into practice with a problem-solving exercise using real Genius Digital data and tools. Attendees will be spilt into groups where the first session will involve the group discussing and answering general questions around the use of data, that they will be able to bring their own day-to-day experience to answering.

Workshop Leader: Giles Cottle, Product and Analytics Director, Genius Digital

3.00pm Afternoon Break
3.15pm

Workshop Session 2:

The second session of this workshop will provide the participants with the opportunity to put this into practice. Each group will be provided with access to a dashboard of anonymised Genius Digital data that they can use and manipulate. Each group will then try and solve a problem by looking at the data, and using it to come up with strategic questions.

Workshop Leader: Giles Cottle, Product and Analytics Director, Genius Digital

4.15pm Chairman’s Wrap-up and Closing Remarks
4.20pm Afternoon Coffee Break
End of Conference Day 3

Technologies Tracks

Conference Day 1: 23 May 2017
MORNING PLENARY
8.00am Registration
9.00am

Chairman’s Welcome Address

Eric Bruzek, Partner, IBB Consulting

9.10am

The Evolution of the Broadcast Scene in Asia

Joint Presentation:
Eric Bruzek, Partner, IBB Consulting
Brendan O’Shaughnessy, Industry Consultant

9.50am

Building the Future of Entertainment

Greg Peters, Chief Product Officer, Netflix

10.20am Morning Break and Refreshment
Conference Day 2: 24 May 2017
MORNING PLENARY
8.00am Registration
9.00am

Chairman’s Welcome Address

Mark Hukill, Program Advisor, Pacific Telecommunications Council

9.10am

Mediacorp Case Study: Toggle – Strengthening the Connected Entertainment Proposition

Anil Nihalani, Head of Connected Media, Mediacorp

9.40am

Keynote Address: How to Make Millions and Reach Out to Millions with Your Content Ideas

Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman & CEO, ONE Championship™

10.10am

Digital Disruption: Opponent or Opportunity?

Angeline Poh, Assistant Chief Executive Officer, Content & Innovation Group, Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)

10.20am Morning Break and Refreshment
Conference Day 1 – 23 May 2017
SDI vs IP In Broadcasting Facilities
10.50am

Chairman’s Welcome Address

Peter Bruce, Director – APAC, IABM

10.55am

Special Fireside Chat with Dr Ahmad Zaki Mohd Salleh of Media Prima Berhad

In this fireside chat, Dr Zaki will share his experiences to meet the challenges and opportunities of broadcast and IP technology convergence. He will also tackle the technology challenge of the transition from SDI to IP, and what IP can bring to add new levels of interactivity to media consumption and increase engagement and viewers loyalty.

Moderator: Peter Bruce, Director – APAC, IABM

Speaker: Dr Ahmad Zaki Mohd Salleh, Group General Manager Engineering, TV Networks, Media Prima Berhad

11.15am

SDI vs IP: Differing Use Cases and Best Fit Applications

  • Is this the time to move to IP? If yes, is it a hybrid world?
  • Accomplishing seamless integration with existing infrastructure and not having to worry about format or compatibility issues
  • Removing the need for long complicated cables, ensuring low latency and achieving synchronicity and operational efficiency
  • Achieving efficient bandwidth use in the IP world

Cameron O’Neill, Director – Asia Pacific, Riedel Communications

11.40am

Debate: Is Content Important or Are Delivery Systems Important? How Can We Benefit?

  • Investing in content vs delivery systems
  • Building a complete, adaptable and flexible IP content and delivery network infrastructure
  • Enhancing multi-platform content delivery

Moderator:
Fintan McKiernan, CEO, Ideal Systems

Debaters:
Danny Wilson, Founder & CEO, Torque Video Systems
Peter Bruce, Director – APAC, IABM
Paul Suters, Head of Broadcast Engineering and Operations, Telstra Broadcast Services
Markus Fritz, EVP, Commercial Development & Marketing, Eutelsat

12.15pm

The Supply Chain of the Future

  • Understanding how Netflix is helping to build the Digital Supply Chain
  • Interoperable Master Format (IMF) and how it’s being leveraged today in Netflix’s Media Pipeline to support 4K, HDR and Localization for their Global OTT platform
  • Early work on the HERMES testing and indexing platform for localization talent resourcing which launched in January 2017
  • Open Source Projects that Netflix has been developing to make the whole industry better prepared for the changing landscape of media operations

Chris Fetner, Director of Global Media Engineering and Partnerships, Netflix

12.45pm

Networking Lunch and Exhibition Viewing

Lunch Sponsor

Presentation topic: OTT’s evolution in Asia Pacific

  • Subscription online video industry projections
  • A closer examination of select countries and top services
  • Connected device usage trends
  • How larger services like Netflix and Amazon have impacted markets

Lunch Presentation at Rooms 308 & 309 (1pm-1.25pm)

Abigail Cruz, Research Associate, S&P Global Market Intelligence

1.45pm

Maximising Revenue and Operational Efficiency Beyond Delivery – IP for Live and Post-Production

  • Taking advantage of reduced complexity and lower barriers to entry
  • Utilising remote production to reduce the costs of producing live events and maintain quality
  • Deploying hybrid production for both smaller budget productions and more popular international events

Aale Raza, Managing Director, Whiteways Systems

2.15pm

Monetising with Hybrid Delivery Models: Broadcast and IP

  • Designing IP infrastructure to suit both linear and non-linear TV
  • Improving delivery systems and content distribution capabilities
  • Increasing the efficiency of the whole delivery chain
  • Carrying signals and data with low latency and high security

Charles Sevior, Chief Technology Officer, Dell EMC

2.45pm

Panel Discussion – Beyond Technology for Technology’s Sake: Using Cloud Services to Supplement Existing Infrastructures

  • Evolving from storing and sharing in the cloud to integrating the cloud with your workflow
  • Creating standards, protocols and achieving seamless interoperability between different systems in the cloud (streaming, rights management and playout)
  • Using virtualisation to enhance encoding and transcoding
  • Avoiding downtime and managing the network remotely

Moderator:
Stan Moote, CTO, IABM

Panelists:
Seungyeob Choi, Technical Manager, Verizon Digital Media Services
Dennis Breckenridge, Managing Director, Advanced Broadcast Solutions
Jim Simon, Senior Director of Marketing, Quantum Asia-Pacific
Paul Wilkins, Global Director of Solutions and Marketing at TransMedia Dynamics

3.30pm

Ensuring the Security of IPTV and Cloud Platforms for Safe Deployment and Stable Growth

  • Understanding device ecosystems and how to address their unique challenges
  • Understanding the associated threats and required countermeasures
  • Implementing a layered approach to security

Pablo Argon, Senior Director Technical Strategy, Ericsson

4.00pm Chairman’s Wrap-up and Closing Remarks
4.10pm Afternoon Coffee Break
End of Conference Day 1
Conference Day 2 – 24 May 2017
Next Generation Broadcast Technology 1
10.45am

Chairman’s Welcome Address

Dr. Amal Punchihewa, Director of Technology and Innovation, ABU

10.50am

UHD vs 1080p: Network Capacities / Business Models / Device Reach / User Experience: What is the Right Trade-Off?

  • Meeting the demand for capacity on broadcast and unicast networks
  • Achieving live, flexible HD, UHD and HDR production workflows and next generation over-the-air transmissions and IP delivery
  • ROI for different networks combinations and resolutions
  • Employing hybrid models with high-capacity linear and on-demand services

Thierry Fautier, Vice President, Video Strategy, Harmonic, President – Chair, Ultra HD Forum

11.20am

Panel Discussion: Upscaling from HD to UHD HDR Infrastructure to Stay Ahead of the Competition

  • Investing in the right infrastructure to enable growth
  • Evolving content distribution models from broadcast to content provider for UHD
  • Improving infrastructure (storage, distribution, post-production and on-demand capabilities) for UHD
  • Enhancing UHD testing capability across the UHD food chain

Moderator:
Thierry Fautier, Vice President, Video Strategy, Harmonic, President – Chair, Ultra HD Forum

Panelists:
Ashish Mukherjee, CEO, Benchmark Broadcast Systems
Stan Moote, CTO, IABM
Kirk Barker, Senior Vice President, Emerging Products, Technicolor
Jonathan DiVincenzo, Vice President, Product Management, Verizon Digital Media Services
Joel Lamdani, Senior Director, Avid

12.00pm

An Analytic Approach to Setting UHDTV Bandwidth and Video Quality Targets

  • A new and practical set of statistical methods to validate UHDTV test content
  • Quantifying the impact of HEVC compression and video processing designed to support TVE
  • Presenting a new analytic metric that provides a “signature” of UHDTV content

Scot Mason , Sr.Staff Solutions Architect (Video) Asia Pacific – ARRIS

12.30pm Networking Lunch and Exhibition Viewing
1.30pm

New Technology Shaping Content Creation and Delivery

  • 5G and the Future of Media Networks
  • LTE-Broadcast for Sports and Special Events
  • Remote and Distributed Production

Gary Traver, Director, Media Networks, Telstra

2.00pm

Building A HDR Delivery Roadmap for A Profitable Future

  • Forging ahead with HDR as part of UHD offerings
  • Challenges of delivering media content and deploying HDR 24/7
  • Overcoming signalling and data transmission issues for HDR

Joint Presentation:
Prashant Chothani, CEO, Travelxp & Media Worldwide
Markus Fritz, EVP, Commercial Development & Marketing, Eutelsat

2.30pm

Joint Presentation:

4K Live Streaming Services of Rio Olympic Games Based on Hybridcast Platform

  • Introduction to NHK 4K streaming services in Rio Olympic Games
  • Using 8K Super Hi-Vision (UHD in Japan)
  • Broadcasting resources efficiently for 4K IP Streaming
  • How to provide both live streaming and on-demand content
  • System designing of compatible 4K encoding for multi-platform in each different type of network

Naoya Oogami, Media Services Engineer, NHK

Airing 4K/8K SHV in Japan, and Driving Development toward Tokyo 2020

  • SHV Test Broadcast since August 2016
  • Production facilities that enabled efficient SHV program
  • HLG(HDR) and WCG at SHV to enable new expression

Ichie Masuhara, Head of Super Hi-Vision System Design & Development Division, Engineering Administration Department, NHK

3.00pm

Why HbbTV 2.0.1? How to Enable New Revenue Streams via Broadcast Linked OTT and Interactivity

  • An introduction to HbbTV 2.0.1 and why HbbTV is the most widely deployed global hybrid standard
  • Services with HbbTV: OTT, richer program guides, interactive advertising, etc.
  • Deploying HbbTV for broadcasters and operators

Andy Hickman, Group CTO, Eurofins Digital Testing

3.30pm Chairman’s Wrap-up and Closing Remarks
3.40pm Afternoon Coffee Break
End of Conference Day 2
Conference Day 3 – 25 May 2017
Next Generation Broadcast Technology 2
9.00am

Chairman’s Welcome Address

Peter White, CEO, IABM

9.10am

Efficiency, Functionality and Profitability: Competing Standards for the Next-Generation Video Compression

  • New video compression and encoding mechanisms to help with UHD streaming
  • Ensuring compatibility and striving for high quality compression efficiency
  • Providing more functionality support in addition to high compression efficiency

Ian Trow, Senior Director Emerging Technology and Strategy, Harmonic

9.40am

Next Generation Workflows and Automation

  • Upgrading to a fundamentally different technological infrastructure to support evolving business models
  • Building effective workflow management systems
  • Automating workflows to distribute content better and increase playout efficiency
  • Managing upgrades and servicing existing equipment seamlessly

Steve Davis, Vice President and General Manager, APJ, Ooyala

10.10am

The Future is Now: Sportscasting in the New World

  • Improving processing and distribution capabilities to handle live sports content
  • Centralised workflows, efficient delivery, efficient distribution in real time
  • Using content as the catalyst to drive critical mass and momentum

Marc Schneider, Director Global Events, Riedel Communications

10.40am Morning Break and Refreshment
11.10am

DVB Project on the Future of Broadcasting

Dr. Peter Siebert, Executive Director, DVB

11.40am

Enabling Subtitling and Captioning in Real Time to Enhance Viewer Satisfaction

  • Having the right infrastructure to support subtitling and captioning
  • Doing subtitling and captioning as close to real time as possible
  • Improving speed, efficiency and ensuring compatibility with existing systems

Joint Presentation:
Takashi Tokuma, Engineer, NHK
David Lee, CEO, i-Yuno Media Group

12.15pm

Technology Imperatives to Enable Mobile VR Uptake

  • Differing requirements of live rendering of programmatic VR versus viewing of pre-recorded/pre-rendered VR
  • The key formats and codecs that will enable live streaming of VR events like sports, news and music
  • Bandwidth requirement scenarios and the mobile network evolutions that will be required to drive significant mobile VR take-up

John Gehman, Consulting Manager, IBB Consulting Group

12.45pm Networking Lunch and Exhibition Viewing
1.30pm

Half-Day Workshop on UHD
Workshop Objectives:

  • Understanding and capitalising on the latest trends and developments in UHD
  • Maximising opportunities and overcoming challenges in entering the UHD arena
  • Optimising UHD and HDR workflows

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Dr. Peter Siebert, Executive Director, DVB
Ian Trow, Senior Director, Emerging Technology and Strategy, Harmonic
Nils Ahrens, Head of Broadcast Sales in Australia, Rohde & Schwarz

3.00pm Afternoon Break
3.15pm Workshop Continues
4.15pm Chairman’s Wrap-up and Closing Remarks
4.20pm Afternoon Coffee Break
End of Conference Day 3

*Programme is correct as at press time. The Organiser reserves the right to amend the programme as deemed necessary without prior notice