Streaming Media Europe 2006
12 - 13 October 2006 - (Preconference Workshops: Wednesday, 11 October 2006)
Copthorne Tara Hotel London, UK
keynote speakers
Paul Costelloe
Head of Corporate IT, Prudential plc
Mr Richard Griffiths
Director of TV & Entertainment, eircom
Richard Griffiths is one of Europe’s leading telco TV authorities. He joined the Irish telco eircom in July 2008 as Director of TV and Entertainment after four years at BT as Director of Technology Strategy and Development of BT Vision. Prior to BT, he was on the management teams of two internet start-ups including the pioneering online streaming company Virtue Broadcasting that broadcast events from Madonna, Paul McCartney and Lennox Lewis. In the 1990s, he launched four cable TV channels and worked for the BBC, Channel 4 and GMTV. He has an MBA from London’s Imperial College Business School.

additional speakers
John Bache
Project Manager, New Media, Plazamedia
Simon Ball
Global Head of Operations, Multimedia Delivery & Infrastructure, Thomson Reuters
Ines Balthes
Project Manager, SAP Global Marketing
Nick Bolton
Sales and Marketing Director, Viocorp
Nick's early career was spent at advertising agencies and design communictaions companies in London. Moving to Australia in 2000, he undertook his first live webcast. This started a fascination in interactive marketing and digital broadcasting. since 2000, Nick has run hundreds of live and on-demand webcasts, including Australia's first live medical operation to 40 venues across ther world. He ran his own webcasting company Streamhouse TV for 2years before merging with Viocorp in 2005.

Duncan Burbidge
CEO, StreamAMG, UK
Duncan Burbidge co-founded StreamUK in 2001 and has grown it into the UK's largest independent streaming media company.

Gary Cleasby
Business Manager, Interactive Consumer Marketing, Ford Motor Company
Evan Cohen
Senior Consultant, MTM London
Dr William Cooper
Founder and Chief Executive, informitv
Founder of the independent interactive media consultancy informitv, William provides thought leadership and advises clients on convergence media strategy and implementation. Previously, as head of interactive at BBC Broadcast, he operationally managed the successful launch and delivery of online and interactive television services for the BBC. William began his career as a broadcast journalist, following a degree in English and a PhD in Communications from the University of Leeds.

A regular contributor to international conferences, with papers published at both IBC and NAB, William is a recognised commentator on interactive digital media and is editor of the online news network


Darach Deehan
CEO, Servecast
Mikkel Dissing
Co-Founder & CEO, Rawflow
Mikkel Dissing is co-founder and CEO of RawFlow. He has more than 10 years'' experience managing and developing start-ups in international markets. Prior to RawFlow, Mikkel worked for Touch Clarity, the global registry GNR and helped set up the online travel agency CoDan Agentura. Mikkel was also Managing Director for Imperial Derby where he rolled out new products to the South African market. He holds an MSc in International Business from Aalborg University.
Elisabeth Fosse
Dir of Strategy & Business Development, NorgesGruppen
Erik Gabler
SVP, Business Development, Limelight Networks
Erik Gabler has held key management positions with leading network and content distribution organizations for over 10 years.  He has been with Limelight Networks since its founding in 2001 serving in senior sales executive positions and, today overseeing the company’s business development strategies which have contributed to three consecutive years of strong financial growth and a position on Inc. magazine’s list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.                                             
Previously, Gabler served as National Director of Co-location Sales for WebVision, an ASP and operator of Internet Data Centers, and as Director of ISP Sales for GlobalCenter, a unit of Frontier Communications.  He received a B.A. in Organizational Communications from Arizona State University.

Steve Garvey
Chairman and CEO, World Television Group PLC
Steve joined World Television as Head of News and Web operations worldwide in 2003. Before joining the company, Steve spent 20 years in the television and film industry, concentrating on news, corporate television production and streaming technologies. He was responsible for establishing and directing Reuters Corporate Television internationally in the 1990s and was Director of Communications for Yes Television, a provider of video-on-demand solutions for IP-based telecommunication networks. Steve now heads up the World Television Group as CEO and is also Chair of its Board.

Mr Robert J Gribnau
VP Global Sales, Octoshape
Robert Gribnau brings more than 12 years of technology solutions sales to Octoshape.Before to joining Octoshape, Robert was a founding member of CDNetworks Inc., the thirds largest, global CDN and most recently held the position of Vice President of Sales for the Americas and EMEA. Under Robert’s leadership, CDNetworks Inc. increased its revenues six-fold and established itself as a key player in the North American and European content delivery market. Prior to CDNetworks he was the General Manager for InterNap’s newly acquired CDN division, VitalStream. Earlier in his career, Robert held executive sales positions at Akamai technologies and Microsoft Corporation.

Raghav Gupta
VP, Business Development, EMEA, Brightcove
Raghav "Rags" Gupta is vice president of business development for Brightcove's EMEA operations and is based in London. Rags is responsible for expanding Brightcove's sales, partnerships and marketing footprint in Europe. An early employee at Brightcove, Rags has worked on a number of strategic initiatives for the company, including the growth of its platform business in the U.S., the set up of its music industry vertical, and its relationship with distribution partners, among others.

Prior to Brightcove, Rags served as the COO / General Manager of Live365, the user-created Internet radio network, helping to turn around the company after the dot-com implosion into a profitable webcasting service with thousands of channels and millions of users. Rags also works with digital media entrepreneurs and VCs via mentoring forums like Seedcamp, and currently serves in an advisory capacity to startups such as Mocospace and 8tracks. He has spoken on digital media issues at a number of industry events in the U.S., Europe and Asia including Streaming Media, Digital Hollywood and Medienforum, and has written for industry publications such as GigaOm and DigitalMusicNews.

Rags holds a degree from Princeton University where he majored in Operations Research. He can be found online on his blog, or on Twitter at

Mr Phil Haggar
Founder and Director, Jukwa

Phil has founded (and sold) several streaming companies. He worked as board director for award-winning broadcast company Twofour (now part of the UK's ITV), growing its technology business to include solutions for BBC iPlayer and HBO, amongst many others. He has delivered literally hundreds of live webcasts, from Glastonbury to the Queen of England's jubilee and years of Prime Minister's Question Times. He's experienced more or less every type of technical failure possible in over 20 years of live outside broadcasts and streaming. He has personally taken 2 major TV channels off air, helped bring down a CDN while streaming the Reading Music Festival (much to the delight of the client, surprisingly) and is admirably placed to advise on what not to do in live streaming. He now works as a streaming and broadcast consultant, and recently served on the BAFTA Digital Strategy committee for 2 years.

Paul Jackson
Head of Marketing & Communications, iSoft
Thomas Elton Jensen
Senior Technology Consultant, Danish Broadcasting Corporation
Gary Keene
Head of Video, Deutsche Bank
Jussi Komonen
R&D Manager, TeliaSonera Finland
Jussi Komonen is R&D Manager at TeliaSonera Finland's R&D and Innovations unit and he is responsible for broadband and mobile media development. His team is focusing on research of Internet and multimedia technologies as well as service development for Internet and mobile portals. Convergence of mobile and broadband services is one of the key drivers for current R&D activities.

Jussi has hands-on experience from management of R&D projects in the field of streaming and VoD, mobile video and mobile TV, digital rights management (DRM), service authorization and billing, DVB-H, and datacasting to mention few. He has strong experience on service and technology development for a wide range of networks and client devices.

Key aspect of his work is to help business to understand the potential behind new technologies and service concepts. He is also contributing to TeliaSonera service roadmap and R&D strategy.

Christophe Lenaerts
Founder & CEO, Telemak
Christophe Lenaerts is the founder of one of Europe's leading streaming media service and technology providers. Christophe's role in the company today mainly focuses on the business development and technical implementation of products and services.

Recently Telemak launched as first company in the world Mobile HD TV for Mobistar (Orange Belgium) on iPhone. 5 years ago Telemak already launched commercial Mobile TV services on WAP phones.

Christophe has spoken at many occasions about streaming and internet video, both in Europe, Africa and the United States. He is also on the board of several other companies such as 3ivx, a MPEG 4 codec developer and Mobyia, which is the UK’s fastest growing mobile advertising company for SMS marketing.

Telemak, started in 1994, is renowned for some large webcasts it has handled such as the Cannes Film Festival,, the European Parliament conventions and elections, the European Summits, Vodafone ActionStore and many others.

Christophe holds a Master of Business Information Systems from the European University.

Lim Hoo Lim
Senior Manager, Centre for Instructional Technology, National University of Singapore
Responsible for the deployment of streaming, webcasting and video conferencing services in the campus since 1998. We started of with the deployment of webcasting news and educational programs and recordings of seminar, talk and lecture. These services are well received by students for it allows them to revise their study prior to examination. To-date, we handled about 250 modules of webcast lectures (4,800 hours) per year. The webcast system (NUScast) has won the Best Business Enabler (Education) in the MIS I.T. Excellence Awards 2005.

Oisin Lunny
Product Manager, CDN, Streaming and Media Services, Interoute
From 1990 Oisin has had a successful career as musician, producer and composer signed to A&M, Island, Talking Loud and Independiente/Sony. During this period Oisin worked with U2, Depeche Mode, Sinead O Connor, Shara Nelson and Beth Orton among others.

Oisin still maintains a career in music composition, with film and TV commissions including Human Traffic, Mean Machine, Sky Broadband TV and RTE One.

Inspired by the digital revolution in music Oisin moved into content distribution in the late 90s.

Initially working at ClaraNet Oisin quickly moved to rapidly growing UK web agency Hypnosis Media, before joining the board at digital content aggregator Video-C as Technical VP.

Oisin now heads Interoute's Online Distribution and Media division as Global Product Manager, enabling advanced online distribution and media streaming across Interoute's Next Generation Network, the fastest growing and most advanced in Europe.

Interoute's 14,000 clients include Joost, AWOMO, EMI, Universal Music, Chrysalis, Warners, SonyBMG, Akamai, ISAN, Native Instruments, Narrowstep, BBC, RedBee, EMAP and Virgin Media.

Links: Linkedin : Blog : MySpace : Flickr


Steve Mack
Author of Hands-On Guide to Webcasting, LUX Media
Steve Mack has spent the last eight years at the forefront of the streaming media industry. He is a partner at LUX Media, a firm specializing in all areas of streaming media, including large-scale live event production, a/v production, authoring, encoding, hardware and software implementation, training, original music composition, and script writing.

An accomplished author, Steve wrote The Streaming Media Bible for Hungry Minds (published Spring 2002) and wrote an article for the 1999 Wiley and SonsEncyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering entitled Broadcasting on the Internet. He has a monthly column in Streaming Magazine and regularly contributes to various web publications.

Steve has produced some of the largest and most prestigious Internet broadcasts, including U2 live from Notre Dame (Yahoo Internet Magazine's "Top of the Net for 2001"), the Rolling Stones Bridges to Babylon tour, Elton Johns Oscar Party, the WOMAD festival, Bumbershoot, the Tibetan Freedom Festivals, The New York Digital Club Festivals, the MTV Europe Awards, President Clintons Inaugural address, and the first ever public live Internet broadcast of a Seattle Mariners game in 1995.

Steve is a popular and sought-after public speaker, having has presented and given workshops at the National Association of Broadcasters, Internet World, the the RealConference, Streaming Media East and West, and South by Southwest. He also chaired the Internet Audio Workshop at the 105th Audio Engineering Society conference in September 1998.

Previously at RealNetworks for five years ( as Executive Producer of New Programming and Special Events, Steve worked with high-profile customers and partners to create cutting-edge programming and presentations. Prior to this, Steve managed the RealNetworks Media Lab, where he oversaw an the intricate team composing responsible for the majority of content created for the RealNetworks web sites.

Steve is a member of the Audio Engineering Society and on the board of the International Webcasting Organization. He is also on the board of advisors for Rock & Roar, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of endangered species through cutting edge new media presentations. He volunteers for the Northwest Environment Watch, a non-profit organization dedicated to a sustainable economy in the Pacific Northwest, and in his spare time maintains the Harry Shearer web site.

Before his current career at RealNetworks in streaming media, Steve was a professional musician traveling the world and releasing five albums worth of material with critically acclaimed Irish rock group That Petrol Emotion. During this time he built, owned, and operated Bang Bang Studios in London, England, a commercial 24-track recording studio where he produced and engineered hundreds of releases. He is still active in the music industry as a producer/engineer and solo performer.As a former professional musician, Steve traveled the world and released five albums worth of material with critically acclaimed rock group That Petrol Emotion. He is still active in the music industry.

David Mallinson
Senior Technical Trainer, RealNetworks
Cary Marsh
Managing Director and Founder, Mydeo m3
Engineering graduate from University of Nottingham. Previously with start-up team at Servecast, the European CDN who raise 40m euros in 2000. Before that Head of online communications at Clipstream (part of VTR plc). Launched Mydeo consumer streaming service in 2005 with a grant for technical innovation from the DTI in the UK.

Jani Mensonen
Independent Digital Media Consultant, Vario Media
David Michael
Director, Utarget.FOX
Gareth Morlais
Digital Storytelling Project Producer, BBC Wales
Adam Nightingale
European Director of Mobile Business Development, Entriq
Jorg Nonnenmacher
CEO, Castify Networks
Jorg is the CEO & Founder of Castify Networks. Jörg is the chief architect behind Castify Networks' strategy for network providers and enterprises. In 2000, he assembled the team for Castify's corporate mission, writing the initial business plan and raising the initial seed funding, with the later Series A funding from a leading European group of venture capitalists.

Jörg defines the company's long-term strategic postioning for the enterprise and service provider markets and is responsible for Castify's partnership with HP, IBM, and SAP.

Jörg brings Castify a unique blend of successful sales and marketing experience with awards for fundamental technology research early in his career. Prior to founding Castify, Jörg was with famous Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ, US. At Bell Labs, Jörg investigated Internet measurements, reliable multicast, and broadcast audience estimation. During this time, Jörg was awarded the Communications Society's William R. Bennett Prize for best publication in 1999 in the prestigious journal IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.

Jörg holds a PhD from EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland and an MSc degree from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.
Benet Northcote
Client Services Director, CTN Communications
Benet Northcote is one of the founders of Simplywebcast, one of Europe’s leading B2B webcasting providers.

Before joining the company he spent three years at ITN, where he helped develop the first webcasting solutions for the Uk’s biggest independent TV news company and for some of the first live event OB webcasting.

He started his career as a journalist in the BBC where, for five years, he worked in radio and television news and was involved in integrating TV and Radio newsgathering operations.

Benet speaks regularly at conferences on Streaming and is also involved in the promotion of e-Skills and learning with the e-Skills NTO.


Asha Oberoi
Consultant, Multimedia Consulting
Jan Ozer
Founder, Streaming Learning Center
Jan Ozer is the Founder of Streaming Learning Center. He's a digital video expert and frequent contributor to Information Today, Inc.'s Streaming Media magazine. Check out his website at

Stephen Paul
Director of Digital Media Services, GlaxoSmithKline
Dr. Eric Petajan
CTO, VectorMAX Corporation
Sumit Rai
Director, Kulu Valley Ltd
Stefan Richter
Managing Director, FlashComGuru, Scribblar and muchosmedia
Stefan Richter is a certified Flash developer and co-author of the Hands-On Guide to Flash Video, published by Elsevier in 2007. His personal blog,, is one of the largest online resources for Flash Media Server and related technologies. Through his consultancy and development business Stefan handles a variety of projects for an international client list that includes Unilever, Cnet, Philips and Tate Modern.

Eddie Robins
Technical Director, Groovy Gecko
Eddie is the co-founder of Groovy Gecko and is respected throughout the industry as a streaming technology expert and consultant. He commands twenty years of experience with a range of international companies including ICL, Jones Lang Wooton, BT, Singer and Freidlander Merchant Bankers, McKinsey, Royal Sun Alliance and Nokia Communications. He advises companies on their media encoding, distribution and exploitation strategies and regularly speaks at industry seminars and conferences.

Mark Rogge
Sr. Director of Worldwide Sales, Polycom Video Content Management
Peter Schmitz
Head of New Media, EuroNews
Peter Schmitz, is Head of New Media at EuroNews. He has worked there for nearly 10 years as Journalist, Duty Editor and Magazine Producer. In 1999 he took over the then newly created New Media section and has since developed the multilingual EuroNews website including its video services, EuroNews' Interactive Television and Mobile services on more than 20 networks in Europe. Before coming to EuroNews he worked for the Deutsche Presse Agentur in Germany. He has studied in Düsseldorf and Brussels and holds a Master‚s degree in German and English language and literature. He is married and lives in Lyons, France.

Phil Sellick
European Director of Technical Services, Vividas
Michael Shackleton
Project Director, European Parliament
John Vanhoucke
Sr. Product Manager Streaming, belgacom
Jake Ward
Business Development Director, Groovy Gecko
Jake Ward is a highly experieced streaming media professional having worked in the industry for almost 14 years. Previous roles have included working for CNBC Europe and h former Deputy Editor of audio visual content at

Jake now leads BroadView's account team which help clients deliver engaging and dynamic Web TV programmes to their key audiences.

Olivier Wellmann
VP Product Management, Product, Conviva Chair CTA R4WG20 (OTT QoE standardization)
Olivier is Vice President of Product Management at Conviva. Conviva develops and markets an AI platform for intelligent video measurement and analytics for the over-the-top market. Customers include more than a hundred of the top publishers globally. Olivier’s team looks after Product Management, Developer Community, Product Partnerships, Program Management, and Documentation across the quality of experience and user engagement products, advertising solutions, as well as the device ecosystem development for the Conviva solution globally.

Previously, Olivier was Vice President Product Development for the Middleware, UEX, and Multi-Screens Products at Nagra Kudelski. He was responsible for driving products, partner strategies, and well-crafted polished User Interface including next-generation hyper-connected media-convergence solutions. Olivier was also VP of the Advanced Advertising solutions at OpenTV (now Imagine Communications). Over the years, he held Product Management, Marketing, and Business Development positions. 

Earlier, Olivier was involved with technology start-ups Singularis active in pioneering work on personalization, recommendation & profiling aimed at the video industry. In a previous life, Olivier worked in advertising with Wunderman and Young & Rubicam as a Data Mining Consultant and Strategic Planner for accounts such as Ford, P&G, Ericsson, Levi's or IBM on large-scale initiatives driving television ads, interactive, and customer relationship management. 

He holds a quantitative BS in Economics with Financial Math specialization from HEC Switzerland, an MS from Northwestern University, and an MBA from London Business School.

Alex Wolfe
CEO, Astream
 Alex Wolfe is a pioneer of Streaming Media within the UK having conductucted one of the first large live webcasts via satelite in 1997. He has consulted for Morgan Stanley, Citibank, Procter & Gamble, Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline. Alex originated the term SSP for Streaming Service Provider.

Nicole Yershon
Director, Agency Systems, Ogilvy & Mather Ltd.


Paul Costelloe
Head of Corporate IT
Prudential plc
Richard Griffiths
Director of TV & Entertainment

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