Streaming Media Europe 2008
16 - 17 October 2008 - (Preconference Workshops: Wednesday, 15 October 2008)
Novotel London West London, UK
keynote speakers
Alec Hendry
Director of Digital Media Operations and Development, MTV Networks UK and Ireland
Digby Lewis
Creative Director, Daily Motion
Claude London
Digital Director, BBC Worldwide & Kangaroo JV
additional speakers
Kristiina Åberg
Marketing Director, GoodMood
Kristiina holds a M.Sc. (Econ.) and has gained international experience from working in the UK, Spain and Chile. Prior to joining GoodMood she worked as a marketing manager in a diagnostics company. She joined GoodMood as Product Manager and in her current position as Marketing Director she is responsible for strategic and operational planning of marketing and communication.

Ade Adeosun
General Manager, Nedstat
Jon Alexander
Director of Product Marketing, Velocix
Steve Allison
Technical Evangelist, Strategic Alliances, Adobe Systems
Stephen Alstrup
CEO, Octoshape
Stephen Alstrup is the CEO and co-founder of Octoshape, a company that provides streaming solutions based on the unique Grid Casting Technology, ensuring a stable high quality stream to large audiences at low cost. The Octoshape Streaming Solution is employed by a wide range of broadcasters such as Turner Broadcasting Inc., RTVE (The Spanish National Radio) and Deutsche Welle, just to mention a few. Octoshape streaming technology is being used for streaming of Live, NBA League Pass Broadband, NASCAR Raceview and the EBU Eurovision family of events.

Dr. Alstrup received his PhD in Theoretical Computer Science from the University of Copenhagen in 1999 and went on to hold a position as associate professor at The IT University of Copenhagen prior to founding Octoshape in 2004.

Dale Barnes
Head of Advanced Technology Trials, Virgin Media
Tejpaul Bhatia
CEO, MediaMerx
Tejpaul Bhatia is CEO of MediaMerx, Inc., the online marketplace to sell and deliver digital media to emerging markets.  Tejpaul has provided international and new media consulting services to ESPN, NBC, ABC, SONY, LEK, Entriq, Brightcove and Corpus.

Tejpaul was most recently senior manager of international business strategy for ESPN, where he planned and launched new media businesses in Latin America, Asia and Europe.  He joined ESPN in 2002 to build the underlying infrastructure for acquiring and distributing video across digital platforms and was responsible for ESPN360, the company’s customizable global broadband service.

Prior to ESPN, Tejpaul co-founded Media Strategy Partners, a media asset management consulting company that continues to serve US broadcasters.  Before Media Strategy Partners, he was a consultant at Scient and then at Sekani, where he served as an application developer and a digital media architect for sports leagues and the Olympics.

Tejpaul holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Columbia University. He serves as the Board Chair for the New Leadership Council of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and also volunteers internationally with GlobeAware. Tejpaul is involved in entertainment industry diversity initiatives like OASA and NAMIC.

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.

Ian Cameron
CTO, Real Time Content

Ian is Chief Technology Officer at Real Time Content where he leads the development of services that are fundamentally changing new media advertising and content delivery. He is an innovator in the telecommunications and internet industries with over 20 years’ experience creating and running successful multimedia and internet businesses worldwide.


Previous career highlights include creation of a €60m internet and hosting business at a pan-European network operator; founder and CEO of a mobile multimedia business offering the world’s first H.264 video services in 2002; and CTO for a managed hosting business where he generated $340m of financing and led the creation of the company’s team and business across Europe.


He began his career at British Telecom where he led the development of pioneering services including the UK’s first voiceprint-activated telephone banking system and the world’s largest video on demand trial. Ian also founded BT’s Web hosting division, and proceeded to lead the company’s business Internet division.


Jose Castillo
President, Flavor, Inc.
Jose Castillo is a speaker, host & MC. Adding flavor to experiences around the world! @thinkjose 

Maria Christenson
CEO, Mobizoft
Avi Cohen
Joining BestTV as CEO in 2007, Avi has over 15 years of experience in launching, developing and managing regional offices of global software companies in both the United States and Israel. Prior to joining BestTV, Avi founded and managed Green Hills Software Israel, a leader in software platforms for security and reliability-sensitive industries.

From 1995 to 2004, Avi served as Managing Director at Integrated Systems Israel and Wind River Israel. During his tenure, he managed the 1999 local merger with Wind River, a provider of comprehensive software solutions for various vertical markets based on VxWorks and LINUX operating systems. From 1992 to 1995, he was Regional Sales Manager in the Northeastern US at Integrated Systems Inc., a provider of software platforms in the embedded operating system market (pSOS).

Avi holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Boston University.

Richard Cooper
Controller Digital Distribution & Operations, BBC
Richard Cooper runs the Online Technology Group for the BBC’s Future Media division.  This group is responsible for the architecture and operation of the platforms on which the BBC online services run, and the distribution of those services over the internet.

Frederic Court
Partner, Advent Venture Partners
Alain-Gabriel Courtines
, Intel Capital
Dan Cryan
Senior Analyst, Broadband Media, Screen Digest
Paul Dawson
, Conchango
Fernando Gil del Bernabé
Managing Director, Strategy and Consumer, Internet Business Solutions Group, Cisco Systems
Mr. Gil de Bernabé is a Managing Director in the Internet Business Solutions Group. He creates and leads global teams that provide solid advice on the strategic issues shaping the business of our customers and Cisco. Fernando joined Cisco in September 1999 as Group Manager to build the IBSG SP practice in EMEA. He was promoted to Director in 2001 and to Managing Director in October 2003. In August 2005 he took full responsibility for IBSG SP operations in European Markets and in July 2007 he was appointed to his current role. He has recently led Cisco global initiatives "Generating SP Growth", "SP2015: Future Scenarios for Telecoms", and "Connected Home: Consumer Broadband". Prior to Cisco, Mr. Gil de Bernabé was a partner in the Telecommunications, Information Technology, Media, and Electronics Practice of Arthur D. Little in Silicon Valley. Before that, he worked for two software startups in Barcelona, Spain, where he developed pioneering mash-ups of mapping, CAD, and database systems. Mr. Gil de Bernabé holds an MBA and MOT from the Haas School of Business and the College of Engineering at U.C. Berkeley (California, USA). He previously graduated (BEE, MS) from the School of Telecommunications Engineering at UPC in Spain.

John Dillon
Chief Marketing Officer, Velocix
John joined Velocix in July 2007 as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Previously he served at Internet security firm, SurfControl where he also held the position of CMO, responsible for the company's global field marketing, corporate communications, product marketing and product management efforts.

Prior to SurfControl, John was VP EMEA Marketing at Business Integration supplier webMethods. Before joining webMethods, John held marketing and technology leadership roles at mobile content delivery enabler, Volantis, B2B integration provider, Extricity, IBM and Hewlett-Packard.

John has a B.Sc. Computer Science from Brunel University.

Onur Durak
Digital technology Student, University of Hertfordshire

University of Hertfordshire student undertaking a Digital Technology degree and currently on an industrial placement at UK's Largest Independent Streaming Media Company, StreamUK.

Mr Stephen Emmott
Head of Web Services, London School of Economics [Delivering London School of Economic's Public Lectures and Events via the Web]
Stephen Emmott is the Head of Web Services at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He previously worked as the Editor of the King's Information Service at King's College London (1997 to 2000). Stephen has a background in cognitive science and regularly speaks at the Institutional Web Managemant Workshop and other conferences and events.

James Enck
Industry Expert
Jeremy Flynn
CEO, D2see
Jeremy Flynn has been an industry leader in the UK mobile content market, with 6 years experience in a variety of roles in the content value chain Jeremy is CEO and co-founder of D2see, a Technical Service Provider specializing in delivering and monetising video to mobile for content IP owners and publishers. Previously he was Head of Commercial Partnerships at Vodafone UK, where he was responsible for the Off Portal Direct-to-Consumer business. In this role for 4 years he drove the UK successful free-market approach to facilitating the off portal mobile content market. Prior to this, he was at Motorola responsible for EMEA business in mobile application platforms and services Jeremy was awarded Greatest Individual contribution to New Media in the NMA Effectiveness Awards 2006.

Jean David Fogiel
COO, Ipercast International
David Fremaux
VP Sales Europe, Dilithium Networks
David is a seasoned manager in the telecom wireless industry. He is currently Vice President of Sales for the European region at Dilithium Networks, the global leader in converged video solutions for mobile and broadband networks and the Internet. Before joining Dilithium Networks, David has played key roles in both large publicly traded and small private equity funded companies, marketing and selling advanced software solutions and value added services to the world's leading mobile operators. David has started his career by spending 7 years at Schlumberger Smart Cards. In his last role as Director of Product Group, he has contributing in building the world leadership of Schlumberger in the SIM card business around the globe. David has a MBA from HEC (Paris), and is graduated in Electronics from Polytech Lille (France).

Josh Gagliardi
CTO, Highwinds
Josh Gagliardi manages Highwinds' technology strategy and softwaredevelopment.  He has been developing scalable IP services software since 1992, as a summer student at BBN Corporation's DistributedSystems Group in the pre-HTTP days of the Internet.  In addition to his CDN work at Highwinds, he has worked at and OpenwaveSystems on email, Usenet, notification, persistent search, andprovisioning platforms.  Mr. Gagliardi received a bachelor's degree inelectrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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.

Charles Grieve
Managing Director, Brandcast Media
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.

Vince Haines
Managing Director, Digio UK Ltd
Piers Heaton-Armstrong
Area VP, International Consumer Services, RealNetworks
Piers Heaton-Armstrong is Area Vice President, International Consumer Services for RealNetworks where he is responsible for managing Real's consumer facing services. Prior to joining RealNetworks, Piers spent three years running NTL's online sales and marketing programs. He has worked in the Internet industry for more than 10 years. Piers is an avid foodie and in his spare time runs a popular London restaurant review website.

Taavet Hinrikus
Advisor, Ambient Sound Investments & Non-Executive Director,
Marc Holmes
Architect Evangelist (UK), Microsoft
Judy Hubbard
Video Services Department Manager, Sandia National Laboratories
Simon Hudson
Sector Director – Media, Europe, ioko
General Manager, Carelink and Sector director, media, Europe Simon Hudson joined ioko in 2004 following a rich career in the international medical device industry. Hudson's background encompasses quality assurance, medical device development, international training, business intelligence and international marketing. Simon Hudson is the General Manager of Carelink, the health business of ioko and director of ioko's European media activities. Simon has had a rich career spanning both the UK and the international health industry, with roles that have included quality system auditing, medical device development, international training (advanced wound management) and international marketing. In 2000 he co-founded a software-based Clinical Outcomes measurement start-up in the US. Upon joining ioko in 2004 he created the Carelink division and has driven it to become a multi million pound business in its own right. Simon has had articles and editorials published in a variety of knowledge management, clinical benchmarking and health journals and has been a presenter at both clinical and KM conferences. He holds two patents relating to medical devices. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Physical Science and a PGCE in Physics and Chemistry from the University of Hull. Simon is passionate about rather too many things, including the benefits of technology, science, music, playing guitar with TripManhattan, skiing and, by no means least, his family.

Brad Inman
CEO & Founder, TurnHere Inc
Bradley J. Inman is an entrepreneur, journalist and technology expert. Through, Mr. Inman has harnessed the rampant consumer acceptance of Internet video technology and is tapping a rich vein of new and creative filmmakers who operate in a new, low-cost, technology-rich environment. He is an engaging public speaker and a forward-looking leader in online video. TurnHere is the most recent company to be founded by Mr. Inman, known for highly-successful Internet content businesses including Inman News and 

Ben Johnson
UK Business Development Manager, Play Networks
Mr Karl Kathuria
Senior Operations Manager, BBC World Service
Karl is the Operations Manager for BBC World Service Future Media. He is responsible for the delivery of streaming media internationally for 33 language services . Alan is the Interactive Platforms Producer for BBC Audio and Music Interactive. He looks after the streaming requirements in audio and video formats for all UK radio stations, both into the UK and internationally.

Howard Kitto
Group Chief Technology Officer, Perform Group
Nicolas Klein
Executive Technical Director, Eurosport
Tony Klejna
CEO/CSO, Contributing Editor, Streaming Media Magazine, High Park Media, LLC The National Academy of Television Arts And Sciences-Advanced Media, The National Academy of Media Arts And Sciences, Cisco CCNA
15 years experience in New Media development, live streaming, online video advertising, corporate and education

Director - Educational Technology /Distance Learning/ Continuing Education - 4 year c ollege

Master's Degree- Educational Technology

Bachelor's Degree - Electrical Engineering

Bismarck Lepe
Co-founder, President of Products, Ooyala
As an Ooyala co-founder and founding CEO, Bismarck Lepe raised $10 million in funding and signed many of the company's early media partnerships before passing the baton to Jay Fulcher in 2009. Currently, as President of Product Strategy, he is responsible for marketing and driving Ooyala's product development vision. Bismarck sits on the Ooyala Board of Directors.

Before co-founding Ooyala, Bismarck worked at Google as a Senior Product Manager, developing and managing new products for the company's AdSense network. He launched more than 25 different Google AdSense products, including Click-to-Play video ads and Google's Intelligent Ad Server, which brought the company over $1 billion dollars in new annual revenue. Most notably, Bismarck managed the early growth of AdSense display and video advertising.

Business Week named Bismarck one of its Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs of 2009. Bismarck has a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Phil Lethbridge

A graphic designer at Cordovan Digital, launching his site this coming January. 

Close to a year in the making, union versity will be a web based TV network for UK based university students. Students and universities have the ability to upload their own video content and present it in a You-Tube style environment. This footage however has the ability to feature in regular programming on the site.  

For more information please feel free to visit or join the thriving facebook group:


Peter Lewinton
Managing Director, KlipCorp Ltd
Mr Mark Little MBA, MCMI
Principal Analyst, Broadband consumer group, Ovum Research
Mark Little, Principal Analyst- Ovum Consumer Group

Mark Little is a principal analyst within Ovum's Consumer Telecoms research practice, specializing in broadband multimedia content. His primary subjects include online media, advertising, service delivery platforms, marketing strategy, and consumer behaviour, taken from an ecommerce perspective.  Mark also monitors online developments in the music industry and commercialisation of the "long tail" of films, music, games and e-books.

Mark brings client-side experience in online media, content acquisition & delivery, and ecommerce, having worked with digital media start-ups, and developers of multimedia download platforms. Previous companies include Entertainment UK, and Mintel Market Intelligence. Mark has an MBA, and has carried out research on the convergence of the internet and television, producing frameworks for the development of strategy in digital media. Recent reports have included "Discovery & Recommendation Services: impact on the broadband value network" and "The Impact of Internet TV on Telcos".

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


Eyal Margalit
Founder & CEO, TicTacTi Ltd
Eyal Margalit, Founder and CEO, Margalit is a veteran in the Israeli start up arena (entrepreneur and innovator 9 SU companies in 11 Years). He has extensive management, business development and R&D capabilities, former a co-founder and a vice president business developer of BioPad Ltd. a medical device company in the field of pre-natal-care OTC products Former department manager in one of the world's leading e-commerce and community web based companies (~$4.5M monthly revenue). Margalit is a former CEO and co-founder of M-Insight Ltd. an Israeli IT Consultant Company (M&A in 2002). Adviser to Israeli leading high tech companies, Israeli intelligence and defense companies and start up companies.

Christine Mitchell
Head of Content and Strategic Partnerships, Carphone Warehouse
Yann Motte
Co-Founder and CEO, Webjam
Kerrie Neale
Managing Consultant, Nedstat
John O'Donovan
Chief Architect, Future Media and Technology Journalism, BBC
Mr Alan Ogilvie
Interactive Platforms Producer, Distribution Technologies, Audio & Music Interactive, BBC
Alan maintains the IP (Internet Protocol) distribution strategy for the BBC's Audio & Music division which includes the public Internet as well as closed IP solutions - in practice this means looking after internet streaming and capacity/bandwidth planning. He also represents the
division''s metadata services. Previous work includes: Sony Computer Entertainment, Fox Kids / Jetix, Beuna Vista, Imagestate Plc, Organic Inc, Pocket Video, Hyperlink Ltd. Awards have included: Revolution, BIMA and Intel Web Award.

Jan Ozer
Owner, 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

Mr Morten Petersen
Product and Marketing Manager, Global Delivery Services, Telefónica
Morten has over 6 years’ experience in the internet and media sectors, specialising in defining, developing and delivering internet video services for global blue chip organisations and start-ups.

Prior to joining Telefonica, he spent his time in CDNs and their ecosystem pioneering technologies, working on streaming strategies, event management and conzeptualising new ventures for media clients. He worked on the launch of both CDNetworks and TATA´s CDN services in Europe where he worked on sales and advised on roadmap and strategy. He has formed many partner programmes and successfully delivered ecosystems to his ventures. Through his position as Global Product&Marketing Manager, he is helping Telefonica Global Delivery Services (TGDS) reach its vision to become a top contender in the content delivery vertical.

Morten holds a Masters in International Business, speaks English, German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and is studying Spanish.

Xavier Pouyat
Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Azure Media Services, Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise group is responsible for the company’s cloud infrastructure, server, database, management and development tools businesses. As a member of the Microsoft Azure Media Services product team, Xavier Pouyat is in charge of helping the deployment of Media cloud technologies for Microsoft for the Europe region. These technologies include multi devices media clients, private and public media cloud services for telecom operators and broadcasters. Over the past 10 years Xavier Pouyat has been instrumental in deploying Microsoft's platform for digital rights management, next generation of DVD and Digital TV (from mobile broadcasting to High Definition TV); he has also been involved with the development of adaptive streaming and Rich Internet Application services with leading content providers and broadcasters across the region.

Jay Pritchard
CTO, Datpresenter
Kevin Quinn
VP EU Strategy and Development, Level 3 Communications, LLC
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.

Tuomas Rinta
Development Manager, Virtual Recruitment Fair
Dom Robinson
Director and Creative Firestarter, id3as Contributing Editor,, UK
Dom Robinson has spent over 20 years focussed specifically on the complex challenges facing the exploding ‘Streaming Media’ market. A pioneer in the sector, he was responsible for the propositioning, architecture, technical design and implementation of many, now well established, online media publishing workflows. He has always had a strong focus on live / linear content delivery, which requires not only a deep understanding of the computational issues involved, but also of intricacies of network provisioning.

He founded the first large-scale Content Delivery Network in Europe. This CDN was pioneering in its focus on driving IP Multicast adoption in the consumer markets, and between 2001 and 2009 it grew to carry over 150m streams each month for clients as diverse as Sky Sports, RT News and over 60% of the UK’s Internet Radio. He was responsible for putting the UK Parliament, Number 10 Downing Street, Glastonbury Festivals (for the BBC) and FatBoySlim online; in many cases breaking new ground while doing so, both technically and in terms of providing entirely new consumer propositions. He produced the world’s first 3D webcast (for Universal, broadcasting a Keane concert) and coauthored several Patents that now underpin many common media workflows. He also began using Satellite IP for Contribution and Distribution models in 1998, building a satellite-based CDN for Enfocast / Microsoft in 2001/2002 and consulting with Eutelsat and Astra on several of their deployments.

Widely recognised as a sector visionary, he holds several International Awards for his work, and regularly Chairs or speaks at conferences ranging from Cloud TV, SDN/NFV, CDN, Distributed Compute, OTTTV and IPTV. He has been a Contributing Editor of (and its print magazine) for 15 years, and has been published by Wiley Academic Press.

Joakim Rosenqvist
CEO, Streamio Networks
Dene Schonknecht
Global Industry Manager – Media & Entertainment, Microsoft
Dane Streeter
Streaming Manager, Radica
Nicola Sztuka
Senior Advertising and Promotions Manager, Nationwide Building Society
Matthew Taylor
Head of Online, At the Races
A former journalist with The Sporting Life and national newspapers, Matthew Taylor has combined his passion for horseracing and understanding of the online media to produce, the leading UK and Irish horseracing website. During his time as Head of Online, Matthew has pioneered the use of archive video form; one of several developments that saw traffic to grow from 40,000 to 600,000 monthly unique users in under three years. His role also emcompasses mobile technology.

Enrico Tessarin
Creative Producer, Fourth Passenger Ltd , producer of “Sofia’s Diary”
Stef van der Ziel
CEO, Jet-Stream

Stef van der Ziel produced his first webcast in 1994 at age 21. He started an internet webcasting company in 1996 and overloaded the Internet with massive live webcasts. To solve his scaling challenges, Stef developed streaming media content delivery technologies. In 2002 Stef founded Jet-Stream, which today is the market leader for CDN technologies. In 2004 Stef founded StreamZilla, Europe's leading streaming media provider. 

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.

Irfon Watkins
CEO, Coull & 2007-2008 Chair, Interactive Advertising Bureau Video Council
Paul Wilkins
CTO, On2 Technologies
Rogulja Wolf
Digital Streaming Operations and Content Manager, Sandia National Laboratories
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.

Emma Woods
Director, Internap
Njara Zafimehy
VP Marketing and Sales, ScrOOn
Njara ZAFIMEHY has more than 10 years experience in the crafting and implementation of digital strategies in the music, video, movie and television industries for leading media and entertainment companies.

Thanks to his background combining B2C marketing with cutting-edge digital technologies, Njara is an expert regarding the strategic issues that media companies and brands face in the digital space. Njara joined ScrOOn - the leading Web and mobile social media platform in Europe - to oversee product marketing, business development, international project management and sales. Thus, ScrOOn's clients - media companies, brands and agencies - can profit from his expertise in digital value creation for end consumers and in crafting and executing social media strategies.

Prior to joining ScrOOn, Njara was in charge of marketing and communication for Canal+ Active, the digital diversification branch of Canal+ Group. He notably launched innovative digital products and services including: video on demand (CanalPlay on the Web and IPTV), catch-up TV (Canal+ On Demand), mobile (Canal + Mobile, CanalSat Mobile) et pay-DTT on PCs (CLE Canal+). Njara also successfully relaunched the Pay per view business for movies (Ciné+) and football matches (Foot+) and the interactive services via satellite.

Previously, Njara launched and developed the digital business of ranging from downloadable music, Web radios to software on demand and ebooks. Njara particularly ensured that these new digital ventures enforce the click and mortar strategy of PPR Group's flagship retail company.

Njara ZAFIMEHY started his career at Audiosoft, the European pioneer of pay, legal and secure downloadable music. Njara was in charge of music catalogue acquisition from major companies, music labels and artists and of license negotiations with collecting societies for this high-tech start-up whose secure technology paved the way to DRM.

In parallel, Njara served in various European industry organizations including EDiMA (European Digital Media Association) as Chairman and co-founder in 2000 and GERA-Europe (Global Entertainment Retailer Association) as Chairman and co-founder in 2002.

Njara Zafimehy graduated from Euromed Marseille Business School and holds an MA in International Financial Analysis from Newcastle University (United-Kingdom).


Claude London
Digital Director
BBC Worldwide
Alec Hendry
Director of Digital Media Operations and Development
MTV Networks UK and Ireland
Digby Lewis
Creative Director
Daily Motion

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