From in-depth masterclasses and technical showcases to groundbreaking keynote sessions, the 2021 APAC summit brought together the influencers and global tech leaders from across the Asia-Pacific region.
Head of Sports
Sanjog Gupta leads the Sports business for Star and Disney India which includes a portfolio of 17 channels. In this role, he is responsible for the business, product (programming & production), marketing, and strategy for the Sports network.
Sanjog has been pivotal in driving the Sports broadcasting space in India. Prior to his current role, he was the content head for sports where he shaped and delivered marquee national and international broadcasts watched in over 200 countries ranging from IPL to ICC Cricket World Cup. Sanjog also played a significant role in driving growth for home-grown Indian sports properties such as Pro Kabaddi League and Indian Super League. He pioneered the regionalization of sports broadcasts by delivering live feeds in seven languages and launching regional sports networks in Hindi-speaking markets, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka & Tamil Nadu. He has championed grassroots development in sports by launching properties such as KBD Juniors and partnering with the Sports & Youth Affairs Ministry to launch Khelo India, which seeks to drive youth participation in Sports. The delivery of interactive consumer experiences and deployment of live AR/VR on broadcast – both world firsts – along with the use of state-of-the-art production technology have been crucial milestones in his vision of putting Star Sports at the forefront of the global broadcasting space.
Having been with Star India for 10 years, Sanjog also led content development for Life OK – Star India’s GEC channel for two years, prior to his role in Sports. He has been in the broadcast industry for almost two decades and has donned content leadership roles across English & Hindi News, Hindi General Entertainment, and Sports.
He is also the Chairperson of the Sports & Youth Affairs Committee at FICCI. In this capacity, he has been influential in bringing the focus of corporate India to sports development and holistically driving a strong multi-sport ecosystem in the country.
Sanjog is a Graduate in Economics (Honours) from Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi.
In 2019 Arsenal FC graduate Nico Yennaris officially changed his nationality from British to Chinese, his name to Li Ke and his Club to Beijing Guoan FC. This move made him the first naturalised player to ever play and score in the Chinese Super League and the first player to represent China. Off the pitch he was 2019 China GQ New Athlete of the Year, Forbes 30under30 & Weibo Newcomer of the Year.
SVP Subscription Growth, Japan
Yoichiro (Yo) Basso is SVP Subscription Growth, Japan at DAZN Group. He is responsible for all subscription and revenue growth in Japan, one of DAZN’s original launch markets, and leads all consumer marketing and distribution teams. Prior to joining DAZN, Yo was Tokyo Managing Director at AKQA, a leading digital design and innovation firm and was responsible for setting the vision and strategy for the Tokyo studio, as well as leading day-to-day operations with full P&L ownership. He has held executive marketing and agency roles across the US at Uber, GE Capital, and DDB Worldwide.
Director of Marketing
Kim joined the Foxtel Group in 2019 after spending two seasons at Cricket Australia as Head of Big Bash Leagues (BBL), which included delivering the first-ever standalone Women’s BBL final with a sold-out crowd. Prior to this, she spent 15 years with PepsiCo, most recently as Head of Sports Marketing based at their global HQ in New York, leading initiatives such as the Pepsi Superbowl Halftime Show. Kim was appointed Marketing Director of Kayo Sports in October 2020, leading brand management and go to market strategy for Australia’s leading sports streaming business.
Before becoming IPC President in September 2017, Andrew served the IPC in multiple roles, including Vice President (2013-2017), Governing Member (2009-2013), as well as Chairperson of the IPC Paralympic Games Committee from 2009-2013. Additionally, he was the President of the Americas Paralympic Committee from 2005-2009 after serving as its Secretary General from 2002-2005.
VP & Managing Director, India
Ajit Mohan, Vice President & Managing Director, Facebook India
As the Vice President and Managing Director, India at Facebook, Ajit Mohan spearheads the company’s India charter. Ajit and his leadership team are focused on the company’s efforts to enable Indians to connect with people, communities, and the things they care the most about.
Prior to Facebook, Ajit was the Chief Executive Officer at Hotstar. He launched and built Hotstar into India’s leading premium video streaming platform. Ajit spent five years at McKinsey & Company, first in New York in its media practice, where he worked with media companies in North America, Europe, and Latin America, and two years as a Fellow at the McKinsey Global Institute, where he co-authored India’s Urban Awakening, a 2010 report that outlined a new policy approach to India’s rapid urbanization.
Ajit has worked extensively in the social sector including initiatives in child nutrition in Bihar, anti-sex selection programs in New Delhi, public school reforms in Cincinnati in the United States, and in improving access to government welfare in New York for a program run by the Robin Hood Foundation.
He is a graduate of the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a BASc in Computer Engineering from NTU in Singapore.
Craig is recognized as one of Australia’s most innovative and forward thinking chief executives. His charismatic and passionate nature, together with his business acumen, has leveraged him to the forefront of sports administration and the leader behind Australia’s largest and most successful international sporting event.
Craig has been Tournament Director of the Australian Open since 2006 and was appointed CEO of Tennis Australia in 2013. He also serves as the Chair of the Coalition of Major Professional and Participation Sports (COMPPS). His relationship with the playing group and relentless focus on improvement has transformed the Australian Open into one of the players’ and Australia’s favorite events.
The Australian Open has continually broken attendance records since 2006 and attracted more than 814,000 people from around Melbourne, Victoria and across the globe in 2020 alone. The event delivers more than $377 million in economic benefit to the state each year and reaches a global audience of more than 900 million households.
Craig has led the introduction of successful initiatives to shift the trending decline in participation with products such as Hot Shots, adult social play, the rollout of digital platforms to increase court accessibility and affiliation reform. Also, under his leadership, Australia’s different coaching groups were unified into a single organisation and an additional $300 million leveraged for local facilities.
Prior to joining Tennis Australia, Craig was Director of Tennis at the University of Illinois, where he led the fastest tennis program turnaround in US collegiate history, breaking a 100 year-old record for most consecutive wins.
He twice earned the US National Coach of the Year award, coached several top ten professional players and captained the South African Davis Cup team. His achievements have further been recognized by being elected to the College Tennis Hall of Fame (2010) and Illinois Athletic Hall of Fame (2017).
Sunita Kaur is the Senior Vice President of APAC at Twitch. The first in the role, Sunita oversees all operations for content creators, media partners, agencies, advertisers, publishers, and developers in the region. Sunita comes to Twitch from Spotify where she was Managing Director of Southeast Asia and then VP Revenue in APAC over a six year period, expanding the service across Asia and leading launches in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan, and the Philippines. Previously, Sunita held executive roles across Asia at Facebook, Microsoft, and Forbes.
Chief Technology & Operations Officer
Les Wigan is the Chief Technology and Operations Officer, Foxtel Group with responsibilities for Production Innovation, Technology, and Operations across Foxtel, FOX SPORTS and Streamotion – Kayo Sports and Binge. Les was the founding COO of Streamotion, home to Kayo Sports, the leading multi-sports streaming service, and BINGE, Australia’s fastest-growing entertainment streaming service. With accountability for driving both strategic and day-to-day management of the business across Product, Programming and Content, Key Commercial Partnerships Technology, and Subscriber Management and Data, Les was instrumental in the development, build and implementation of Kayo Sports and BINGE, ensuring successful launches of both streaming services. Previously, as Fox Sports’ Director of Digital, Technology, and Broadcast Operations, Les championed a future-focused corporate and digital strategy, including the introduction of a transformative world-first broadcasting operating model. His role spanned across broadcast and digital operations, technology, sports statistics business, and digital accountability. Prior to this Les held the role of Director of Commercial Development at News Ltd, along with a number of corporate and commercial finance roles at British Pay TV operator BSkyB.
Senior Partnerships Director
Kimberly Koh is the Senior Partnerships Director at World Table Tennis (WTT) and is responsible for securing and managing brand partnerships globally. This includes establishing WTT’s commercial brand partnership structure, and delivering a data and result-driven activation strategy for brands across all of WTT’s event and digital platforms.
She has 9 years of experience in the table tennis business within roles spanning media, marketing and sales, and was part of the core International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) team that led to the initial set up of WTT, applying a holistic understanding of the sport to its commercial strategy.
Co-Founder & Chairman
Donn Davis is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Professional Fighters League, the No. 2 MMA company in the world. He assembled the PFL ownership group, led the acquisition of World Series of Fighting, and is the visionary of the PFL. His career has centered on building innovative digital media companies. He co-founded the venture capital firm Revolution, LLC with Steve Case and is a Managing Partner of Revolution Growth. Prior to Revolution, Donn served as Chairman/CEO of Exclusive Resorts, President/COO of the AOL Interactive Properties Group, and Founder/President of Tribune Ventures. Donn started his career at Sidley & Austin and was Chief Counsel for the Chicago Cubs. Donn is a graduate of Miami University (Ohio) and University of Michigan Law School.
Anurag Dahiya is Chief Commercial Officer at Cricket’s global governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC). In his role, Anurag leads ICC’s commercial strategy, and delivery of all commercial elements around global cricket. His team based in Dubai delivers a large number of global and regional cricket events throughout the world, besides managing commercial and media rights partnerships and broadcast production activities around all ICC events. Anurag has deep multi-national experience in media, in the areas of video content strategy and content operations with various organisations. Prior to ICC, he has worked at Singtel, Asia’s leading communications group, and was with Fox International (previously ESPN STAR Sports) for 15 years. His content experience spans launching sports news and cricket channels to Mandarin general entertainment. Anurag earned BE in Computer Science & Engineering from PEC and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.
Managing Director, Taiwan
Michael joined the ELEVEN Group in 2020 to lead ELEVEN’s Taiwan operations.
Before that Michael was Chairman and CEO of SlamBall Asia, where he was responsible for driving the growth of the challenger sport across Asia.
Over his thirty-year career, Michael has held senior roles in sports, media, finance and technology with China Trust Group, IMG, 11 Group, Lissajous Ventures and others. He has experience working in Taiwan, mainland China and Europe.
Michael is an Ajax supporter.
Head of Global Fan Engagement
Adam has spent the past 15 years working for some of the most exciting global brands such as PokerStars, Nike & Chelsea Football Club where he has applied his experience building and leading digital-first marketing teams to deliver award-winning campaigns. In his current role at Chelsea, he is responsible for Global Fan Engagement where his focus is on growing and engaging the clubs global fan base, driving a brand-marketing strategy to engage new audiences and implementing fan experiences, including helping to grow the Chelsea FC Women’s brand.
Head of Digital
Patrick is Head of Digital at Cricket Australia, responsible for the operation and strategic direction of the organisation’s digital products and partnerships. He has more than 20 years of experience in media, leading digital sport and news teams for News Corp Australia after moving to Melbourne from Ireland in 2007 before joining CA In 2015. He is passionate about storytelling in all its forms and delivering it via world-class platforms and channels.
Suresh Letchmanan, 46 year old born on the 20 January 1973 in Singapore, has been working as the head of Asia Pacific for Borussia Dortmund with special responsibilities for the business sectors Sales, Marketing and Business Development since October 2014. Previous to this task he headed the legal and business affairs of Dentsu Sports Asia as the company’s Vice President.
Suresh specializes in strategic planning, business development, legal and general management across many areas. He has over 10 years of experience in the sports marketing industry with key responsibilities ranging from sponsorship sales, contract negotiations, event management, athlete endorsement, marketing of broadcasting rights and supervision of public relations projects in Asia (including Oceania), Middle East and Africa across a wide portfolio of properties.
Mirwan has over 20 years experience in sports, advertising and creative industry. He recently joined Indonesia’s Djarum Group to represent their interest in IP development , investment and distribution including Indonesia based OTT platform Mola , Italy’s Como TV, production and investment company SENT Entertainment and Como 1907 football club.
Reed began his tech career in the special effects industry, but then the first Internet bubble divereted his attention to streaming media and development. He has worked in technology for over 20 years. His experience spans start-ups to global companies like True, Qwest, KPN, PCCW, LVMH, IMG, and Intuit.
Danny Townsend was one of the co-founders of sports and entertainment intelligence and measurement agency, Repucom International which was acquired by global research and data company, Nielsen Holdings in 2016. During his time at Repucom and more recently as Global Managing Director of Nielsen Sport, Danny has advised major brands and sporting bodies such as PepsiCo, Emirates Airline, Mastercard, Redbull, the NBA, the NFL, English Premier League and many professional sports franchises on how to maximise returns on sports marketing initiatives. In 2017, Danny returned to Australia to take up the role of Chief Executive Officer at Sydney FC where he has overseen significant growth in the Club’s corporate partnership base and the evolution of a number of strategic projects. More recently, as a result of the Australian Professional (Football) Leagues unbundling from Football Australia, Danny was appointed as Managing Director of the newly formed entity tasked with delivering a broadcast deal and digital first strategy which revitalises the A-League and W-League.
Head of Marketing & Content
Julian Dunne – Head of Marketing & Content – AFL
ulian has spent the last decade in senior sports marketing roles. He currently heads up marketing and content at the AFL and was previously head of marketing at Cricket Australia. Prior to that he ran sponsorship at the Gemba group, after starting his career in marketing at General Motors Holden.
He has lead some of Australia’s more innovative sports marketing launches and branding projects. This includes the marketing and brand strategy behind the Big Bash League and eight new BBL sporting teams, the new AFL brand positioning and introduction of the AFL’s fan agenda, Sunday Funday and Super Round programs and the highly successful Toyota AFL sponsorship.
He has lead some of the country’s most creative, award winning, marketing strategies, including bringing back the “I’d like to see that” AFL campaign and the new AFL “Don’t believe in never campaign”. Focused on business outcomes, they have won effectiveness and creative awards. This includes a best practice digital case study utilized by Facebook globally.
In his time at Cricket Australia and the AFL he has contributed to driving significant growth, including all time attendances records, revenue growth and large shifts in brand and reputation metrics. He is passionate about building new products, great brands, storytelling and brilliant content, leading teams and working with smart, committed people.
He has an MBA from the University of NSW and studied Entertainment, Media and Sport at Harvard Business School. He has held a board position at Maccabi Australia.
VP, Television, Content & Product Development
Clive Dickens joined Optus as VP, Television, Content and Product Development in May2019. Clive is responsible for product development, lifting Optus’ digital capability and importantly leveraging Optus’ important exclusive content assets, content and OTT partnerships, including Optus Sport, Apple Music and Fetch TV.
Clive was most recently Chief Digital Officer at Seven West Media. He is an experienced digital leader with extensive worldwide media content relationships formed over the last many decades. He has delivered innovation and hyper growth in numerous start-ups and mature businesses and driven shifts in consumer behaviour through technology, including advising the founders of Shazam (now acquired by Apple). Other previous Non-Executive roles include Yahoo7 and Air Tasker and previous corporate executive roles include Southern Cross Austereo and Absolute Radio.
Clive is currently Non-Executive Director and Co-Founder of Oxis Media, which invests in, operates and provides consultancy services to media organisations and digital/mobile products in the UK.
Paula Malai Ali
For the last 16 years Paula has called Channel(V), Star Sports/Espn and Fox her home.
From Veejaying and covering music and movies, to onsite reporting for Grandslams and The Olympics, her mainstay is Formula 1,of which this year will mark her 15th season.
A well known regional media personality who has been in the industry for 25 years juggles her time between being a mother, anchoring TV shows, Voice overs and emcee events.
Greg has over 20 years experience in China’s sports and live event industry. His areas of expertise include venue and event management, commercial & marketing strategy, government relations and During his time in China, Greg has led a team on re-opening Shanghai’s historically preserved Jiangwan Sports Center, worked with China’s first ever Winter Olympic Gold Medalist Yang Yang on developing grass roots ice sports, established various various international IP sports events and properties. Most recently, he worked for the Li Ka Shing Foundation in opening and operating the STU Sports Park and Academic House hotel, executing Mr Li’s personal vision for opening an international standard sports and entertainment venue in his home town of Shantou. Greg is currently working on building bridges between the China and the international sports community, helping build market strategies, engage local partners and align with important government policies.
Caroline Casey is an award-winning social entrepreneur. Committed to building a global movement on inclusive business for the 1.3 billion people in the world with a disability, over the past two decades she has set up several organisations and initiatives centred on disability business inclusion. Caroline is also a TED speaker, Ashoka Fellow, Eisenhower Fellow, a past advisor for the Clinton Global Initiative, a One Young World Counsellor and is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.
Event Strategy Director
Stephen is the Event Strategy Director for World Table Tennis based in Singapore, and is responsible for establishing the WTT event framework and delivering the WTT vision of moving table tennis away from a traditional sports product to an entertainment experience that creates a new era or professional table tennis.
He has more than 15 years of global sports public relations, marketing and event management experience having held roles with the ATP Tour (Senior PR and Marketing Manager), China Open (Senior International Consultant), the largest tennis event in Asia, Taiwan Open (Tournament Director), and prior to joining WTT, he was the Tianjin Open Tournament Director and a member of the WTA Tournament Council.
Head of Asia Pacific
Guy has 20 years experience working across technology, data and consultancy roles within the global sports business industry. Currently managing WSC Sports business across Asia Pacific, he has overseen the growth of WSC’s AI powered video highlights automation technology to partner with major sporting properties and media companies across the region. Prior to joining WSC, Guy was a core foundation member of sports research and intelligence agency Repucom, growing to over 20 international markets and later acquired by the Nielsen Company in 2016. Guy worked as Managing Director for multiple Repucom global markets including Australia, North America and Asia Pacific. During this time, he was an advisor and consultant to the leading sport (leagues and teams), brands and sport tourism entities.
Senior Media Director
Melissa Soobratty is the Senior Media Director at World Table Tennis (WTT) and oversees all areas related to content to drive forward and further professionalise the organisation’s vastly expanding media operations. This includes overseeing commercial broadcast deals, live production and social and digital media. She has accrued a wealth of experience in the fields of sports media, OTT, business development, strategy, and production over the years both in Europe and Asia. Her previous roles include Vice President, Media at Football Marketing Asia (FMA), Business Development Director, APAC at Endeavor Streaming plus commercial roles at StarHub, Setanta Africa, Fox Sports, and BBC Worldwide.
EVP & Head of Asia-Pacific
Elliot Renton has been entrenched in the Asia sports and media industry for over 16 years. He is currently the Senior Director & Head of APAC for GRABYO, the market leader in cloud-based video production, live streaming, editing and distribution.
Prior to joining Grabyo, Elliot served as Regional Director and Head of Sport for Discovery Networks Asia and before that, he was with PERFORM Group, the world leading sports digital media company as the Managing Director for Emerging Markets Asia. His experience in the region includes successfully leading and launching ambitious growth activities for new and established businesses covering technology, rights, content distribution and advertising.
Elliot has previously also held commercial roles at Nokia, Getty Images and Thomson Reuters in Asia. Elliot is originally from London and has been based in Singapore since 2003. He holds a Bachelors of Arts, Honours in Information and Media Studies from Brighton University.
Vice President, GTM Strategy & Operations
Will Penson is VP, GTM Strategy & Operations at Conviva, the leading provider of solutions for streaming video intelligence and optimization. An 8-year veteran at Conviva, Will has worked with many of the largest publishers in the world, including Disney, Sky, Liberty Global, DAZN, Sling, and Zee, helping them understand the relationship between content proposition, quality of experience, audience engagement & monetization, and the impact on business success. Today he is responsible for strategy and operations for the sales and solutions teams. Prior to joining Conviva, Will held sales, pre-sales, technical account management and product management positions at video systems integrator, KIT digital (now Piksel) and online video platform, Kyte.
With a solid track record of 18 years experience working within the TV & Media Domain, Till understands the needs of different customer groups — from Broadcasters to Operators. He is an expert in implementing business models to improve B2B and B2C customer development to increase customer satisfaction, upselling rates and churn prevention in the TV and in the SaaS industry.
Head of International
Marketing & Sales Director
Joseph is the Marketing and Sales Director for AIB Sportsbrands Studios, a Chinese-funded media network with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, and Los Angeles. Their product MORE体育 is a sports lifestyle entertainment and e-commerce app available for download in China. Joseph knows the Chinese sports industry intimately as both an athlete as well as a business professional helping to build China’s first digital media network dedicated to sports lifestyle content. In this endeavor, Joseph has worked with both Chinese and International superstar athletes, sports rights holders, global consumer brands, and Chinese social and multimedia platforms in helping create and adapt content, build launch strategies, and execute in the Chinese market. Joseph is a graduate from the University of Southern California (USC). While at USC, he captained the USC Trojan Rugby Club and was on the NCAA D-1 American-Football team. Joseph speaks fluent English and Chinese.
James Miner CEO MinerLabs | Video Assure James Miner is CEO at MinerLabs and Video Assure. MinerLabs is focused on the evolution from traditional to digital media, providing practical, actionable advisory and digital services tuned to our clients unique set of business opportunities. Video Assure is the award-winning cloud-based video stream quality and performance monitoring platform that helps content companies better monetize their video streaming businesses. A digital pioneer, James has led teams across Asia and Silicon Valley holding leadership roles at About.com, ESPN STAR Sports, Fox Sports Asia, Scient, Y&R Advertising and WPP GroupM. James is well known for his pioneering work on Video Streaming including ESPN Player, FOX Sports Play, and record setting Cricket Streaming for ESPN STAR in India. James actively supports the digital Industry in Singapore as the SGTECH Digital Transformation Chapter Vice Chairman and SGTECH Game Committee Co-Chairman.
Sports Presenter & Chief Executive
Sid is a London-based TV Sports Presenter and Producer. He fronts the coverage of the Premier League for the Disney Star TV Network and has also presented cricket for ESPN. An experienced multi-platform sport journalist and producer, he’s worked for BT Sport, CNN International, IMG, and the BBC. He’s also a regular host and panel moderator for leading sports publications and conferences – including SportsPro, Sports Video Group (SVG), Broadcast Sport, iSportconnect, and KPMG, among others – specialising in sport broadcasting and OTT trends.
He was named one of the Sport Industry Group’s ‘30 under 30’ NextGen Leaders in the UK for the year 2020. The same year, he was selected as one of the ‘Top 15 Broadcast Sports Reporters under 30’ by the International Sports Press Association (AIPS). He also sits on the UEFA Alumni Board – representing their 2000+ alumni worldwide.
Janna graduated from Deakin University majoring in Marketing and Management. She has been in the media and sports marketing for the past 16 years. She is an all-rounded marketer. She is a strong believer of brands and how telling a good story makes a difference to audience preference. She believes in creativity of ideas. Creativity keeps communications and the brand fresh, always ensuring that it is relevant and in trend. However, creativity also must be well balanced with effectiveness.
Professor of Eurasian Sport
Dr Simon Chadwick is Global Professor of Eurasian Sport at emlyon, a global top-50 business school with campuses in China and India. Based in Paris, Chadwick is also Director of his school’s Centre for Eurasian Sport Industry, located in Shanghai. He is a Visiting Professor at Waseda University in Japan, Beijing Sport University in China, and Qatar University.
Sam is a product strategy expert and has been a driver of digital innovation in sport for over 10yrs. He has a deep understanding of sports technology trends through his experience as a sports player, administrator, executive and more recently director, and has used this knowledge to lead his company, InteractSport, through a period of rapid growth, and a recently announced acquisition by Sportradar, including the development of an automated streaming platform, a high performance coding tool and data driven fan applications. Sam is well connected in the sporting world, is passionate about digital innovation and loves any opportunity to work with tech start-ups, particularly in the APAC region. Sam lives in Melbourne with his young family and is a diehard Chicago Cubs fan.
Director, Sports Media & Partnerships, Oceania
Dave joined Sportradar in 2016 and heads up the company’s media sales division in Oceania. He also leads the firm’s Sports Partnerships unit in the region, focused on helping rights holders commercialise their assets and drive global fan engagement across digital platforms. Prior to joining Sportradar, David spent three years working in North Asia, establishing key content distribution partnerships with a range of sporting leagues and federations, media agencies, and broadcasters. He is also a former technology journalist and published author. David is the Director of Sports Media and Partnerships for Oceania and leads the Sportradar Australia Pty Ltd team. He is based in Sydney, Australia.
Cristian is the CEO and co-founder of Wildmoka, a leading cloud video production and distribution platform for digital created in 2013. Prior to Wildmoka, Cristian has held a number of senior management positions in various software companies in the mobile industry (team leader @TexasInstrument and CTO @Openplug) and in the telecom industry (site manager @Alcatel-Lucent). Cristian has 20 years of proven experience in the media and telecom domains, setting up ventures, projects and organizations both in startups and large multinationals environments.
Brad Joyner is currently employed at National Basketball League (NBL) holding the title of Chief Commercial Officer. Brad is currently part of the NBL Executive Leadership team responsible for : – Commercial partnerships – New business development – Business Strategy – Broadcast media rights (Free to Air, PAYTV & OTT) – Global betting and vision rights – Centralised merchandise and licensing program – Mergers and acquisitions
APAC Head of Business Development, M&E
As APAC Head of Business Development, Media and Entertainment at AWS, Shweta works closely with media organisations on their strategy to leverage cloud for their most critical workloads. Having worked in media industry for two decades in leadership roles across technology and new business initiatives, Shweta has a deep understanding of the challenges as well as the innovation which the industry thrives on.
Senior Manager, Product Marketing
Charlie Kraus is Sr. Manager Product Marketing at Limelight Networks, a Content Delivery Network provider, looking after online video delivery solutions and cloud security services. Charlie launched his career in the Boston area with a succession of high-tech startups in the data networking and storage networking space, taking on roles in product marketing and product management.
Media Factory Director
Jean-Baptiste Roy is the Founding Partner of AST where he focuses on the growing opportunities in Sports, Health & Wellbeing, Fitness and Esports in Asia-Pacific and guides companies towards opportunities in unfamiliar markets. Jean-Baptiste is passionate about supporting businesses on how to best leverage the Asia-Pacific region to accelerate their growth from a Strategic, Commercial and Capital advisory angle. He has assisted corporates and investors on acquisition and divestment strategies including Lagardère, Wanda, Bank Of China and Legrand as well as investment funds including IDG Capital or Sequoia Capital. Jean-Baptiste has served in a variety of Finance & Strategy roles for more than 12 years in Asia including Director of the PE/VC arm for Clipper Capital (Family office of European Family) and Associate Director of Strategic Advisory for Censere Group/Stratiqa. He is a mentor at Le Tremplin (Leading Sports Innovation Hub in Europe) Stadia Ventures (Leading Sports Innovation Hub in North America) as well as Health and Lifestyle growth accelerator ASICS Tenkan-Ten. Enthusiast about supporting the new generation of talents, he lectures for MBA programs at HKUST, CUHK in “Global and Asia Sports Management”, ESSEC and ESCP and is a regular speaker at various conferences. Graduated with a MSc in Corporate Finance from SKEMA Business School and HKUST and polished his mandarin at CUHK-Yale Language Center.
Sardjono has more than a decade of working experience in information and communications technology (ICT) spanning across banking, telecommunication and broadcast industries. He keeps a keen interest in, and actively following the latest in hybrid-cloud, IT automation and monitoring, OTT and Internet-of-Things technologies. Sardjono currently works in Disney as the Director of Media Engineering & Operation, covering Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions. His team is responsible for management of linear and non-linear video content distribution to affiliates and customers over satellite, fiber and Internet. Sardjono holds a MSc in Communications Software from the University of Essex.
Head of Technology
Stephan is the Head of Technology for AWS in France, he is responsible for implementing the AWS technology vision at the local level and enhancing the innovation on behalf of AWS French customers. He is an alumni of the Ecole polytechnique. Prior to joining Amazon, he worked as Chief Architect for cloud computing and led several initiative on APIs, Security solutions and IT Infrastructure, both for B2B and B2C organizations. In his current role, Stephan supports the French companies to bring their ideas to life. He works with customers of all sizes to help them securely migrate, develop and optimize their applications in the AWS Cloud. Conscious of the importance to stay up to date for the customers, Stephan holds eleven AWS certifications and participates frequently to educational public events in France.