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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, APAC Head, Amazon Web Services

9.50am OTT 2.0 – A Sneak Peek into the Future

  • What’s next for OTT?
  • How OTT is continuing to shape the broadcasting landscape
  • Opportunities and challenges for players in the industry
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: The Evolution of Toggle Red Button

Anil Nihalani, Head of Connected Media, Mediacorp

9.40am Keynote Address:
The Ultra High Dilemma

  • Getting ready for the long haul vs revenue streams in the short run
  • Overcoming complexity, cost, bandwidth constraints, limited content availability
  • Managing multiple resolutions and ensuring compatibility
10.10am Morning Break and Refreshments

 

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 Let’s Talk About the Elephant in the Room: OTT Monetisation

  • Delivering value from OTT and making money as a result
  • Evolving core Pay-TV offerings and moving into OTT services through standalone OTT and TVE
  • Forming profitable relationships with industry players

Alexandre Muller, Managing Director APAC, TV5MONDE

11.30am 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, APAC Head, Amazon Web Services

Panelists:

Ario B.Widyatmiko, Chief Content Officer – IPTV/OTT, Dens.TV
Anil Nihalani, Head of Connected Media, Mediacorp
Jeremy Kung, Vice President, Telekom Malaysia

12.20pm Networking Lunch and Exhibition Viewing
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

Cheah Chee Kong, 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:
Ramesh Sankey, Chief Content Officer, Astro

Panelists:
Shane Mitchell, Executive Vice President & Chief Digital Officer, Mediacorp
Richmond Ezer Escolar, Customer Relationship Management Division Head, ABS-CBN Corporation
Paul Rybicki, Head of TV and Content, Optus

3.30pm Closing Power Panel Discussion: Where Some See Threat, Others See Opportunity – Broadcasters’ 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

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
10.40am Chairman’s Welcome Address

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

10.45am 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

11.15am 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:
Krishnan Rajagopalan, Co Founder, Chief Content and Distribution Officer, HOOQ
Sebastian-Justus Schmidt, Co-Founder, SPB TV AG
Ramki Sankaranarayanan, Founder and CEO, Prime Focus Technologies

12.00pm Session TBA

David Weiland, EVP, Asia, BBC Worldwide

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 and the difference it can make for Broadcast
  • Direct applications of VR across various industries and verticals
  • From capture to post and now – 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, 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 Employing A Holistic Approach towards Data Analytics

  • Shaping your data strategy and approach in different markets
  • Achieving the right mixture of technology and organisation for successful data analytics
  • Catering content, pricing, business model and user experience accordingly

Tom Weiss, CEO, Genius Digital

9.40am 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

10.10am Sponsorship Impact Measurement in Sport

  • Shorter attention spans driving change in sport media consumption
  • Live sport gaining traction on OTT and Social Media
  • Maximising the ROI in sports assets

PJ Roberts, Vice President Sales, Southeast Asia & Greater China, Nielsen Sports

10.40am Morning Break and Refreshment
11.10am 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

11.40am 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

12.10pm Networking Lunch and Exhibition Viewing
1.30pm Half-Day Workshop on Data Analytics
Workshop Objectives:

  • 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

Tom Weiss, CEO, Genius Digital

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

 

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, APAC Head, Amazon Web Services

9.50am OTT 2.0 – A Sneak Peek into the Future

  • What’s next for OTT?
  • How OTT is continuing to shape the broadcasting landscape
  • Opportunities and challenges for players in the industry
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: The Evolution of Toggle Red Button

Anil Nihalani, Head of Connected Media, Mediacorp

9.40am Keynote Address:
The Ultra High Dilemma

  • Getting ready for the long haul vs revenue streams in the short run
  • Overcoming complexity, cost, bandwidth constraints, limited content availability
  • Managing multiple resolutions and ensuring compatibility
10.10am 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

11.00am 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

11.30am 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:
Rajneesh Mittal, CTO, Zee Entertainment
Danny Wilson, Founder & CEO, Torque Video Systems
Peter Bruce, Director – APAC, IABM

12.15pm Session TBA

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

12.45pm Networking Lunch and Exhibition Viewing
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:
Peter White, CEO, IABM

Panelists:
Seungyeob Choi, Technical Manager, Verizon Digital Media Services
Dennis Breckenridge, Managing Director, Advanced Broadcast Solutions
Dave Frederick, Senior Director, Media & Entertainment, Quantum

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
10.40am Chairman’s Welcome Address

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

10.45am 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, President – Chair, Ultra HD Forum

11.15am 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
  • Migrating to an IP and on-demand environment
  • Improving infrastructure (storage, distribution, post-production and on-demand capabilities) for UHD
  • Enhancing UHD testing capability across the UHD food chain

Moderator:
Thierry Fautier, 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

Per-Anders Josefsson, Sr. Staff Solutions Architect – Asia Pacific Solution Sales, ARRIS

12.30pm Networking Lunch and Exhibition Viewing
1.30pm UHD Content Strategies – The Why and The How

  • Competing with established UHD content and the likes of Netflix
  • Filming in UHD and upgrading all new content in UHD format
  • Providing exciting content packaging, interactive applications and integrated video devices
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

Markus Fritz, Senior Vice President, 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
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

12.10pm 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

Indronil Sen, Consultant, IBB Consulting

12.40pm 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

Workshop Leaders:
Dr. Peter Siebert, Executive Director, DVB
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

 

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