Streaming Media Europe 2009
15 - 16 October 2009 - (Preconference Workshops: Wednesday, 14 October 2009)
Novotel London West London, UK
keynote speakers
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


Myles MacBean
Vice President and General Manager, Disney Online Europe Middle-East Africa
Mr Guy Phillipson
CEO, Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB)
Guy Phillipson took over as CEO of Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) in January 2005. Following his 100 day review, the IAB was restructured and repositioned as a valuable resource for marketers to help them make the most of all online advertising disciplines, from search & display to social networks and mobile.

During his first year, online advertising revenues overtook radio, consumer magazines and then outdoor to become a truly mainstream medium. In October Guy Phillipson hosted the IAB annual conference, Engage 2005, which included keynote speeches from Sir Martin Sorrell, Lord Puttnam and Bill Gates, who famously pronounced, "the future of advertising is the internet".  In March 2006, Revolution magazine named Guy Phillipson as Digital Business person of the year.

By the end of 2008 online ad revenue reached a heady £3.3bn and the internet's share of total UK media spend hit 20% - the highest share anywhere in the world.

Before the IAB, Guy was Head of Advertising at Vodafone UK and gained considerable marketing experience at The Marketing Store, Barclays Bank and The Granada Group.

Nicholas Wheeler
Managing Director, ITN On
Nicholas Wheeler is Managing Director of ITN On, ITN’s multimedia division which creates and aggregates content for online and mobile platforms.

During the past six years Wheeler has overseen the transformation of ITN On into one of the world’s market leaders for the delivery of news, entertainment and lifestyle content to digital outlets.

Wheeler has successfully built business relationships with some of the world’s biggest online brands including MSN, Yahoo, Virgin Media, Bebo, YouTube, Bauer and the Telegraph Media Group as well as major UK major phone networks including Vodafone, 3, and Orange.

Wheeler joined ITN in 1996 as Chief Editor of IRN and LBC. Prior to working at ITN he spent several years working in news production at BBC Radio 1 and Capital Radio where his team won a Sony Award for Best News Programme, beating Radio 4’s Today programme.

Wheeler has built on his established reputation as an authority in the radio news industry to become a familiar face on the multimedia conference circuit where he has made a new mark as a futuristic commentator and leading advocate of the multimedia philosophy. 

For further information please contact John Nolan in the ITN Press Office on 020 7430 4216.

additional speakers
Martin Addison
Managing Director, Video Arts
Martin Addison is Managing Director at Video Arts. With over 20 years experience with the leading learning brand he has become a key figure in the industry, responsible for developing leading edge solutions for anywhere, anytime learning.

Jon Alexander
Senior Director, Product Management, Level 3 Communications
As senior director, Product Management, Jon Alexander manages the media products at Level 3 Communications, which includes its global content delivery network. Jon joined Level 3 in 2008 and relocated to Colorado from London in 2012 to take over the global product ownership. Prior to Level 3, Jon ran the product team at Velocix through to acquisition by Alcatel Lucent. Jon has an MA and a MEng from the University of Cambridge.

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.

Amir Ashkenazi
CEO, Co-Founder, Inc.
Amir Ashkenazi is CEO and Co-Founder of, where he drives overall strategy and manages operations. Most recently, Amir was Founder and CTO of (formerly, a leading online shopping comparison service that completed an initial public offering in October 2004 and later acquired by eBay in August 2005. Previously, Amir was Director of Research for CommTouch Software. He studied Computer Science and Economics at Tel Aviv University. As an industry leader, he has been guest speaker at numerous Streaming Media conferences and the roundtable. He has also contributed industry bylines to and Ad Age’s

Tony Ballardie
R&D Director, Global-MIX
Andy Bell
Chief Creative Officer, Mint Digital
Andy is the founder and Chief Creative Officer at Mint Digital. He founded Mint in 2004 with the goal of creating web properties that enable the genuine participation of television audiences. This interview is a good introduction:

Since Mint’s inception Andy has established himself as a pioneer in the world of social entertainment. In September 2006 Mint launched Islandoo. Paul Kelbie at The Independent said:

"An internet phenomenon to rival the social networking site MySpace... many other television shows have tried to branch out onto the web with related forums and chat rooms, none has achieved the success of

Andy has a first class degree in Economics and has a Masters in Computer Science.

Torkel F. Bergstøl
Director, Production, Smartcom:tv
Torkel Bergstøl is Director of Production at Smartcom:tv, a leading online video communications company based in London, UK and Oslo, Norway.

Before joining Smartcom:tv, Torkel co-founded Active Loop Television where he was VP, Head of Content, responsible for development, acquisition and production of mobile driven interactive television content for the international broadcast industry. He was an editor at the programme department at TV 2, and a print journalist at Adresseavisen.

About Smartcom:tv
Smartcom:tv is a leading provider of corporate online video solutions like Corporate TV, Web TV, Video productions and live Investor Relations presentations.

Among our customers are Oracle Corporation, Reed Exchibitions, Financial Times, The Norwegian Parliament, The Norwegian Government, StatoilHydro and Yara.

Smartcom:tv is a part of the NHST Media Group.

Martin Boronski
CTO, M6 Web
Caroline Bottomley
Director, Radar Music Videos
Caroline Bottomley is the founder of We have connected hundreds of bands, record labels & directors worldwide. We promote great music videos too, generating over 4 million views for videos on our channels.

Caroline has been a successful live and club promoter in Sheffield, Head of Production for Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, has worked with the BBC, most major TV independents and has an MBA. Somehow this all added up to making RadarMusicVideos happen.

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.

Andrew Burke
CEO, Amino

Age 50, Andrew Burke joined Amino as a non-executive director in June 2007 and was appointed CEO in June 2008. He is Chairman of Crisp Thinking and a non-executive director at Staffshare Limited. Previously, he was CEO BT Entertainment where he devised and ran the company's IPTV initiative (BT Vision), chaired their Premium Rate Services activity, pioneered their Digital Media Services and led BT's relationships with the media world. Prior to that Andrew was Director Online Services and was responsible for all value-added services developed to complement Broadband in the UK - including VoIP, security and payment services. Before joining BT, Andrew was founder & CEO of eVerger, an eMarketing focused venture fund created in April 2000 by Aegis Group, a leading communications and marketing consultancy, and Warburg Pincus, the global private equity partnership, which together committed $100m to the venture. Before that, Andrew was COO of eVentures, the Internet incubator owned by News Corporation and Softbank. He was the founder and CEO of LineOne, the Internet service provider now known as Tiscali UK, and established News International's initial Internet presence back in 1994. 

James Burt
CTO & Founder, Vualto Ltd

James is co-founder and CTO of Vualto. James has several years of experience in building streaming and DRM solutions for broadcasters and content owners. James set up Vualto with his business partner, Camilla Young, 4 years ago and have grown the business organically to become one of the leading European providers of DRM.


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

Michael Cooper
Head of Global Banking & Financial Markets Product Technology, BT Global Services

Michael Cooper is Head of Product Technology for BT’s Global banking and Financial Markets where he leads a team of business and technology consultants providing guidance to the development and of evolution of BT’s sector specific products and propositions.

Michael is a business technologist with considerable experience of the capital markets and a background in finance industry networking.  Michael combines a particular interest in the evolution of the capital markets, the integration of technology in capital markets business strategy with strong data networking skills.

Previously, Michael worked at BT Radianz where he was responsible for Customer Solutions. In this role he managed the development of Exchange and Execution Venue connectivity to the Radianz Shared Market Infrastructure, Radianz product innovations including the development of the Radianz multicast capability, the development of Radianz Ultra Access low latency service, and the evaluation of extensions to market focused products including advanced measurement and compute propositions.

Michael holds Masters Degrees in Telecommunications Business Management from the University College of London and in Enterprise Network Management from Sheffield Hallam University. 

Mr Phil Cooper
European Managing Director, BrightRoll
Phil Cooper is BrightRoll's European Managing Director. As BrightRoll Expands into the United Kingdom and European market Phil is responsible for heading up the EU Headquarters in London, England and leading the company’s expansion into the European Market. Prior to joining BrightRoll, Phil set up the UK’s first Video Advertising Network, in 2005 which he subsequently raised VC for to support expansion into Europe. In 2008, he sold the business to Fox (Newscorp) remaining on board for 18 months to integrate the business across their global footprint of over 30 countries. Since leaving Fox in 2010, he helped launch Havas’s Adnetik DSP into Europe. Phil’s passion for video combined with an expertise in data targeting make him the perfect leader for BrightRoll’s European expansion.

Nigel Crow
Sales Manager, Arqiva Satellite and Media
Daniel Daboczy
Curator, Producer, Conceptualist, Internet Strategist

Daniel has been working on the contemporary art scene for more then 10 years. As chief-curator at critically renowned kunsthalle Fargfabriken he produced a vast amount of exhibition and project, three of those have been chosen by Art Forum to be one of the ten best in the world, for three years in a row.

At Fargfabriken he saw the need to communicate as one of the major elements. And Internet was the perfect medium. It’s visual, fast, smart, measurable and visionary. And it really got people to react, interact and believe.

So he wanted to start he’s own online channel to send interviews with artists, seminars, show exhibitions and to connect with the audience. He used Internet to have real life conferences with Kinshasa in Kongo-Africa and helped develop new ways to use the depth of the computer screen. Not coming from the world of technology he and his partner Eric built own paths on how to build a channel and a brand.

In 2008 he started Dabber with his former co-worker who built the first art-tv channel in Scandinavia.

Dabber is a web agency specializing in online video. With an emphasis on unique concepts, it develops and designs next-generation web sites for people with a vision.

With a background in the contemporary art scene as well as in web development, the founders combine the latest in technology with an understanding of what makes good content.

Clients include Internet companies, music companies, tech-companies, fashion, cities, art and politics.

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.

Stephen Dorey
Publisher Development Director, Tremor Media
Louise Farrow
Head of Marketing Promotions, Corporate marketing, ACCA
Louise has worked in various marketing and promotions roles with ACCA for over 14 years, focusing on marketing and promotions to potential students and ACCA's extensive network of 365,000 registered students from around the world. Louise has worked within ACCA's corporate marketing division for the last seven years and as head of marketing promotions for the last three years, responsible for planning and implementing communications to students on student-related products and services.

Peter Fell
Managing Director, Feltech
Mr George Fraser
VP of EMEA and Asia, Limelight Networks

George Fraser is the vice president EMEA and Asia Pacific. He is directly responsible for Limelight Network’s revenue delivery as well as the existing sales and business development operations. George joined Limelight Networks in April 2009, and is based in London.

Fraser joined from Motricity, where we was SVP Global Sales, George has more than 20 years experience in high technology organisations within the enterprise, internet, and mobile sectors, holding key positions at BT, AOL, and RealNetworks.

George graduated from Loughborough University, UK with a degree in Banking and Finance.

George is 43,  married with two Children, and lives in Worcestershire UK.


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.

Cedric Gegout
CTO, Streamezzo
A pioneer and co-founder of Streamezzo, Cedric Gegout previously worked at Orange Labs on multimedia broadcasting technology and at Hercules & Thrustmaster SAS as Development Director in charge of the ultra-mobile notebook range. In 1998, he joined France Telecom R&D (now Orange Labs) and since then he has been managing several R&D projects in multimedia broadcasting. Cedric Gegout had been the initiator of the Rich Media mobile and has developed cutting-edge technologies to develop multimedia applications on mobile. He took part in the design and implementation of several R&D projects and to standardization efforts mobile multimedia technologies related to multimedia, streaming and mobile TV. Within the Hercules brand, Cedric Gegout has developed in 2008 the first French netbook, an innovative eCAFE mobile computer that offers a wide range of features and services at a very competitive cost. Cedric Gegout is a former student of the Ecole Normale Superieure, a graduate from the ENST and a doctor in computer sciences.

Guillaume Gerard
Senior Director, Helix EMEA, RealNetworks
Guillaume Gerard is Head of RealNetworks’ Helix business in EMEA, and is in charge of the full Helix portfolio of Multimedia and Messaging Solutions. He joined RealNetworks in 2003 and since then has helped ISPs, media companies and mobile carriers to build their digital media delivery platforms and successfully grow audience volumes. Prior to RealNetworks, Guillaume Gerard was Business Development Director at Yacast where he developed leading-edge, added-value streaming-based services for over 60 French radio stations. Prior to that position, Guillaume Gerard held various executive roles at KPNQwest where he took charge of the content distribution network and streaming solutions throughout its operations in Europe.

Jason Gleave
Chief Executive, FlyOnTheWall
Jason Gleave, Chief Executive FlyOnTheWall, one of the pioneers of interactive TV and webcasting with over ten years experience of producing live television and Internet broadcasts from around the world. Jason has headed up FlyOnTheWall since 2001 driving the business forward to it’s current position as one of Europe's leading digital broadcasting production companies. 

Prior to founding FlyOnTheWall, Jason founded and managed The Auction Channel (1996) and broadcast auctions for clients including Christies and Bonhams, from locations all over the world including Germany, France, Japan, US, Netherlands and Switzerland, delivered via television and the Internet, enabling viewers to bid from home.

Sérgio Gonçalves
Sales and Content Director, Central Musical
With a strong experience in New Media (web and Mobile) and a Music Industry insider, believes in a bright future for the digital revolution and believes there is a place for him in the process. Broad interest in music and business have been a local content manager for mobile content companies like RealNetworks. 

Compulsive music collector. Serial entrepreneur since leaving the multinational experiences (PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Vodafone and EMI). In Central Musical, Sergio deals with Content and Sales activities. He has been deeply involved in launching Central Musical internationally.

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.

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.

Jon Haley
VP Business Development, Web TV/OTT, Edgeware
Andreas Heidoetting
Global Head of Webcast Technology, Markets Division, Thomson Reuters
Andreas Heidoetting is responsible for the Thomson Reuters Markets Corporate Service global video webcasting infrastructure and internal streaming consultancy. He is based in Germany at the Nuremberg office.

His main areas of focus are to support the infrastructure needs of Markets Corporate Services webcasting division, global platform rollout, alignment & security as well as internal streaming consultancy for clients.

Andreas has been working in the IT industry for 13 years which including press and ISP business before joining Thomson. He joined Thomson Financial in 2005 through the acquisition of neTVision AG and has since worked within Corporate Services.

Ann Hemming
Head of Online Learning and Knowledge Management, Tikit
Raphael Honigstein
Co-Founder, Footbo
  • European football Correspondent, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany, The Guardian, UK; TV presenter, Setanta, UK
  • Author of "Englischer Fussball – A German View on English Football"
  • LLB (University College London), MSc (London School of Economics). 
Suzanne Johnson
Director of Marketing, Media & Entertainment, Akamai Technologies
Suzanne Johnson is the Director of Marketing for Media & Entertainment at Akamai. In this role, Suzanne manages the marketing strategy for Akamai’s products and solutions for the Media & Entertainment industry, which enable leading media companies to deliver superior media experiences and create profitable online business strategies.

Suzanne is a veteran in the rich media advertising space.  Prior to Akamai, Suzanne was Product Marketing Manager for Flash at Macromedia (Adobe, Inc.) where she ran the Macromedia Flash Advertising Association, an industry consortium designed to further the use of Flash in advertising. While also at Macromedia, she was a key member of the team that built and launched the rich media advertising solution, DART Motif, in collaboration with DoubleClick.  Suzanne has also served as a Marketing Consultant with DoubleClick, Inc.

Suzanne has a Doctorate in Jurisprudence from the Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, and a BA in History/Art History from University of California Los Angeles.

Sara Jones
Director Corporate Communications, EMEA, Thomson Reuters
Sara Jones is director of corporate communications services for EMEA at Thomson Reuters. She has responsibility for ensuring revenue & operational delivery of webcasts and Investor Relations websites throughout the region.

Sara joined Thomson Reuters in July 2004 having previously worked in financial streaming at RAW Communications, where she lead the broadcast operations teams in delivering webcasts, production & supporting services throughout Europe.

For information on the corporate communications services at Thomson Reuters please go to

Andres Jordan
VP, Innovation, International Carrier Sales and Solutions, Deutsche Telekom North America
Andres is currently VP of Innovation at Deutsche Telekom North America, (member of the Deutsche Telekom group). His career path includes MCI, C&W, Optiglobe, DT and a couple of technology consultancy start-ups. His background consists of diverse experiences in strategy, marketing, sales, business development and innovation. In his current role he is tasked with living at the nexus of telecom and new media and finding creative business model solutions. Andres' latest accomplishment was the launch of CDN Solutions in partnership with EdgeCast Networks. Andres is a thought leader and an experienced speaker on subjects at the intersections of Innovation, technology and culture.

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

Sean Knapp
CTO, Co-Founder, Ooyala
Sean Knapp serves as Ooyala's CTO, overseeing all engineering at Ooyala. Sean plays a key role in Ooyala's product strategy; he leads the development of Ooyala's entire product suite, and has grown the engineering team from its founding group in 2007.

Prior to Ooyala, Sean was at Google where he developed and launched iGoogle. Additionally, while at Google, Sean led the Web Search User Interface team which was responsible for a $1 billion dollar revenue increase.

Sean also sits on the Ooyala Board of Directors. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Ladislav Lala
Development Manager, KIT Digital Czech
Pierre-Yves Le Berre
VP Business Development, Anevia
Pierre-Yves Le Berre has over 20 years experience developing new markets in the Telecommunications industry. He joined Anevia after five years at Comverse and Netcentrex (acquired by Comverse in 2006), as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development. Prior to that, he held senior positions in marketing and business development at Nortel Networks and Matra Communication working in Europe and Asia Pacific. Mr. Le Berre has a track record of successfully managing high-tech activities for companies in early-stage and fast growth phases. He is a regular speaker at conferences and events.

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.

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.

Patrick Lopez
Chief Marketing Officer, Vantrix
Patrick Lopez has over 10 years of experience in product and technology introduction. He joined Vantrix from Airwide Solutions, where he was responsible for Product Strategy and Planning. Prior to Airwide, he held similar positions at 724 Solutions, Redknee, Philips and LogicaCMG-Acision. He has been a representative to OMA and 3GPP and was the chairman of the MMS IOP group. He has collaborated on reports from industry analysts including Frost & Sullivan, Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank and has written articles in collaboration with the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and others. Patrick holds an MBA in Corporate Management from IAE University in Nice, and a Bachelor Degree in Marketing Strategy.

Raul Martin
Technology & R&D Director, Central Music
Ivo Martinik
Faculty of Economics, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava
Dr. Ivo Martiník, Ph.D. was graduated from the Masaryk University in Brno (Czech Republic), Faculty of Science, in 1986 and in 2000 he successfully passed his doctoral studies at the Faculty of Economics, VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava. He is currently working at the position of the head of the Laboratory of Information Technologies at the Faculty of Economics, VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava.

In the present time he also lectures for the Department of Applied Informatics at the Faculty of Economics, VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, in the areas of parallel and distributed programming systems and modern programming languages.

He is also interesting in the areas of Petri nets and their applications, computer networks, category theory.

He is also the founder of the MERLINGO project (MEdia-rich Repository of LearnING Objects - The main goal of the MERLINGO project is to set up and manage the national central repository of learning object based on the rich-media content/technologies accessible on-line and on-demand within the CESNET2 (Czech Education and Scientific NETwork).

He is the member of the IEEE and COMMON (The Power Systems User Group) and the certified expert of Sun Microsystems in the area of the Java programming language (SCJP, SCWCD a SCBCD certifications).

Jaime Miles
VP, National Content Operations, Time Warner Cable
Jonathan Milne
Senior Director, Sales & Operations EMEA, Ooyala
Jonathan Milne joined Ooyala in 2008 to launch their European operations.  Ooyala is a highly innovative online video platform technology company, founded by former Google engineers, focused on helping clients make money from online video.  He has 16 years of experience in the Internet technology sector, focusing mainly on analytics and video platforms.  Before joining Ooyala Jonathan was General Manager for the online video platform Maven Networks's UK business until its acquisition by Yahoo!.  He joined Maven as their Technical Director and helped Maven establish a strong major media client base in the United States before focusing on UK operations.

Glyn Moody
Consultant and Journalist and Author of Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution
Glyn Moody is a writer, journalist, and blogger. After receiving two degrees in maths, he started writing about computers in 1982, the Internet in 1994, and free software in 1995. In August 1997, his feature “The Greatest OS that (N)ever Was” appeared in Wired magazine; his history of free software and open source, “Rebel Code”, was published by Penguin in 2001. “Digital Code of Life”, a book about the genomic software that powers everything alive, and the battle to keep it free, came out in 2004. He has been blogging for five years, and is @glynmoody on Twitter and

Alex Morrison
Managing Director, Cogapp and Director, Noostar
Alex Morrison is founder and managing director of Cogapp, a leading digital media and user experience company. 

With a twenty two year track-record, his production credits include ground-breaking work for Apple, Microsoft, the National Gallery and Manchester United.  Recently he has taken a lead in helping to facilitate the convergence of the online and television sectors.  His online start-up, Noostar, is an early player in the field of online entertainment. 

Alex is chairman of digital media industry group Wired Sussex and a member of the influential PACT Interactive Media Policy Group.

Anna Mossberg
Vice President and Head of Product & Business Management, TeliaSonera International Carrier
Julien Moutte
CEO, Fluendo Group
Julien Moutte is the CEO of Fluendo Group and has been a key contributor to the open source community for nearly ten years. As an avid entrepreneur, he is credited with co-founding over 4 companies since 1998.

The creation of Fluendo, the pioneer company gathering GStreamer expertise, was the basis for the solutions offered by the other two companies in the group, Flumotion and Fluendo Embedded.

Julien brings invaluable technology and industry knowledge to all three companies and his leadership skills have been instrumental in growing the Fluendo Group from an idea to one of the leaders in the multimedia and streaming technology market.

Mr James A Neufeld
Product Specialist,
At the age of 13, James Neufeld was invited to take part in the creation of a radio network based in Bolivia, South America. Participation in the research, planning, and building of the station's technical infrastructure fired what has become Neufeld's fascination with broadcast technology and its potential. Neufeld pursued that interest becoming fluent in both the creative and technical processes for a startup community radio station in his native Canada. Eager to push the limits of traditional broadcast media, he quickly became the station's Head of Interactive Broadcasting and a key player in the expansion of the small station into a full-blown network, video production house, and multimedia organization. swiftly recognized the value of Neufeld's unique combination of creativity, ingenuity, and experience and invited him to Norway to join its international team as product specialist for its award winning interactivity suite.

Alex Nunes
Head of Systems, YouView (formerly Project Canvas)
Niall O'Malley
Group Account Director, immediate future
Jan Ozer
Principal, Streaming Learning Center Contributing Editor, Streaming Media
Jan Ozer is a digital video expert and frequent contributor to Information Today, Inc.'s Streaming Media magazine. Check out his website at

Andrew Parker
Senior Director of Technology, ExtendMedia Corporation
Sarah Platt
Co-founder / Sales & Marketing Director (UK), Kinura Web Video
Sarah is a digital media creative and business owner who specialises in webcasting and streaming video projects. She has worked in the streaming industry since 2000 on projects for a wide variety of organisations, including Tate, Haymarket Publishing, Amnesty International, BP and Astra Zeneca to name just a few.

Kinura provides high quality live Flash webcasts, Online Presentations, Global Video Hosting and Web video production services.

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Jay Pritchard
CTO, Datpresenter
Jonathan Rackowe
Managing Director / CEO, NetVue
Jonathan Rackowe MA Eng (Cantab) runs leading UK specialist IPTV systems integrator Netvue.

A Cambridge graduate and an ex-BBC development engineer, Jonathan has over 23 years experience in broadcast television, video and graphics systems. In the late 80’s and early 90’s Jonathan was Technical Manager at a top videographics company and then at an innovative interactive TV company. He was joint founder and a director of the successful TV broadcast systems integration company 'Wire: Broadcast Ltd', formed in the year 2000, before going on to start Netvue in 2005.

Netvue is an independent systems integrator, specialising in IPTV technology. The company designs, supplies and installs IPTV streaming systems and dynamic Digital Signage networks.

Netvue was founded specifically to provide new technology IPTV solutions to businesses across a range of market sectors. The founder, Jonathan Rackowe, has over 23 years of experience in Broadcast and Media, and saw that the convergence of TV and IT technology would radically change the way TV was distributed.

As a specialist in its field, Netvue caters for the growing demand for distribution of TV and video over standard Ethernet IT networks. The company has provided many systems to clients, particularly in the Broadcast and Media sector.

Mr Nigel Regan
Consultant, Contributing Writer, Streaming Media Magazine's European Edition CEO, Randicoot
Nigel is a-hands on, passionate Internet professional with proven fundraising, high level business development and strategy planning and execution skills. He is experienced at analysing business objectives, defining requirements and maximising marketing and business development budgets in addition to finding creative solutions to marketing, technical and implementation issues. Nigel is highly focussed on broadband TV and has a demonstrable history of successfully executing in this field.

He has recently been a contributing writer to Streaming Media Europe and wrote a report on the European CDN industry.

As CEO of Randicoot Ltd, an online video micro-billing provider, Nigel is driving the pay model for online video content and believes the majority of revenue will come from pay for business models in the next 3 years.

Previously Head of EMEA for KIT digital, Inc (NASDAQ), Head of business development JumpTV, and CEO Opus Media Plc.

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.

Joachim Roos
CEO and Founder, Edgeware
Joachim Roos is the CEO and a co-founder of Edgeware. Joachim has 18 years experience from various technically advanced start-up companies in management and executive roles, most recently as VP of Engineering at Xelerated and Director of engineering at Net Insight.

Joachim Roos holds a MSc and a post graduate Licentiates degree in Computer Engineering, from the Lund Institute of Technology.

Jean Noel Saunier
CEO, Flumotion
Jean Noel Saunier, the CEO of Flumotion has been a vital figure in the rise of online streaming. As a successful entrepreneur he was entrusted to found Akamai’s operations in Spain, making it one of the most profitable markets within 5 years. After discovering Flumotion’s innovative technology, he decided to join forces and to co-found the company in 2006.

His expertise has been instrumental in not only the international development and success of Flumotion, but streaming technology as a whole. Jean Noel’s vision of new business models and creating strategic alliances is the basis of the company’s rapid growth and geographic expansion.

Mr. Otto Schmidbauer
Director Video Solutions EMEA, Dialogic
Dr. Otto Schmidbauer joined Dialogic in December 2008 with the acquisition of NMS Communications as the Director Video Solutions EMEA. Within NMS he held several senior positions in PreSales, Professional Services, and Business Development. With his broad technical background, including voice and image/video signal processing, DSP technology and signaling protocols, Dr. Schmidbauer is actively involved in all major multi-media applications projects with large Dialogic customers in EMEA.

Dr. Schmidbauer started his professional career at Siemens Central Research Labs in Munich where he was driving the design and development of Automatic Continuous Speech Understanding systems. His professional experience includes teaching Pattern Recognition courses at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and the University of Munich. Dr. Schmidbauer holds a diploma degree in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in EE/Telecommunications, both from the Technical University of Munich. He is a member of the IEEE and has written over 40 scientific and technical articles for technical magazines.

Dene Schonknecht
Global Industry Manager – Media & Entertainment, Microsoft
Amir Segev
CEO & Co-Founder, Arti-Media
Robert Senica
Manager Content Operations, SONY-DADC
Greg Shepherd
Distinguished Engineer, Cisco
Greg has been working with multicast deployments for over 10 years: in R&E networks as an operator, then with Cisco, Juniper, Procket, now back at Cisco. He has given numerous workshops at NANOG, APRICOT, RIPE, AFNOG, SANOG, AIT, as well as directly with customer engineers. Through he currently opperates a global multicast peering network. Greg is currently a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco where he holds several multicast related patents and is working on over-the-top video solutions.

Charlotte Slayford
Digital Producer (Multimedia), Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Matt Smith
Executive Director, Business Development & Strategy, Comcast Technology Solutions
Matt Smith is Executive Director of Business Development & Strategy at Comcast Technology Solutions, where he is helping to solve the most complex problems facing video providers today, leveraging the massive scale and expertise of the Comcast platform. Matt is a recognized digital media industry evangelist and thought leader. Prior to Comcast Technology Solutions, Matt held leadership roles at Brightcove, Anvato, Envivio, Cisco System & Yahoo!.

Andrew Super
Managing Director,
Martin Sutherland
Director, European Sales, Vantrix Corporation
Damien Tanner
Co-Founder and Director, Panda (New Bamboo)
A young, enthusiastic entrepreneur and technologist, Damien Tanner started New Bamboo in 2006 with co-founder Max Williams to focus on delivering high quality bespoke web applications across a wide range of industries. In 2008 New Bamboo launched Panda, the open source video encoding platform which runs on Amazon's cloud computing infrastructure.

Paul Tarplee
Managing Director, Twofour Digital
Sorosh Tavakoli
Founder & CEO, Videoplaza
Videoplaza Founder and CEO Sorosh Tavakoli has a background with MMS where he has been leading extensive research project on the consumption of moving images (Rörliga bilder 2007). Sorosh has a degree from the Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm School of Economics with focus on Moving images and Media management. During his studies, Sorosh has been working for, among others, SVT and SF Anytime. Apart from that, Sorosh has been a frequent speaker on conferences and corporate events during the past years.

Jim Taylor
Chief Technologist, Sonic Solutions International Digital Media Alliance (IDMA)
Jim Taylor is SVP and Chief Technologist at Sonic Solutions, the leader in digital media software. He is the author of DVD Demystified and Blu-ray Disc Demystified, the best-selling book series published by McGraw-Hill. Called a "minor tech legend" by E! Online, Jim created the acclaimed Internet DVD FAQ, writes articles about DVD, and serves as Chairman of the International Digital Media Alliance (IDMA). Jim was named one of the ten 2007 Content Agenda Setters, one of the 21 most influential DVD executives by DVD Report, one of the Pioneers of DVD by One to One magazine, and received the 2000 DVD Pro Discus Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Industry. Jim has worked with interactive media for over 30 years, developing computer software, laserdiscs, CD-ROMs, Web sites, DVDs, and BDs, along with teaching workshops, seminars, and university courses. He is recently involved in DECE, the cross-industry group working on the electronic delivery equivalent to DVD and BD. Before joining Sonic in 2001, Jim was DVD Evangelist at Microsoft.

Mark Thorley
Principal Lecturer and Programme Manager, Coventry University
Mark Thorley began his career in the Music Industry working as a session co-ordinator for an independant record label and recording studio, working with clients from the major labels and unsigned acts. He then went on to run his own music production company, producing for most radio broadcasters in the UK, television and other media. There then followed a move into Multimedia production, with particular emphasis on music and audio content. Next came a couple of years as a technical consultant working for a number of media and audio companies. He then moved into academia, where he was part of the team which ran one of the first Music Technology degrees in the UK. Since 2005, he has been Principal Lecturer and Programme Manager of the Music and Creative Technologies Department at Coventry University.

Joe Trainor
Senior Director of Content Services, European Markets Group, Level 3 Communications
Joe Trainor is responsible for executing the go to market strategy for the Level 3 suite of CDN services in Europe. His role is to evangelise the key values of the Level 3 propositions to the market as well as work with the Level 3 product team to deliver the future product set that the market needs to deliver success online.

Trainor has dedicated his career to driving video across IP. With 10 years experience in the industry, he has been engaged in the early adoption of online video, to the modern technical achievements of delivering High Definition video online.An engineering background and 14 years commercial and managerial experience has given him a unique perspective on the trends and commercial future of video online.

Prior joining Level 3 in 2008, Joe built commercial success in pioneering start-ups like Narrowstep and Virtue Broadcasting, where he was instrumental in developing the business from start-up to public listing both in the UK and the US.

His goal at Level 3 is to show how a network company can ‘Broadcast enable the Internet’ and deliver the quality and scale that broadcasters and content owners need to commercialise this space.

Joe is based in London.

Dr. Michal Tsur
President & Co-Founder, Kaltura
Michal is president and co-founder of Kaltura, developer of the first open source video platform. Prior to Kaltura, Michal co-founded Cyota, Inc. and was part of its management team from its inception up until its acquisition by RSA Security, Inc (NASDAQ: RSAS) for $145M (US) in 2005 (RSA was subsequently acquired by EMC Inc (NYSE: EMC)). Michal holds a doctoral degree in application of game theoretic models to law from New York University, and was a post-doctoral fellow at Yale Law School's Information Society Project, where her research focused on Open Source, Memetics, and evolutionary game-theory. Michal was a competitive swimmer, and tri-athlete

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. 

Thomas Vander Stichele
CTO, Flumotion
Before co-founding Flumotion, Thomas helped start a college radio and pioneered online streaming in Belgium, then went on to manage the technical deployment of one of the two first commercial radio stations in Belgium.  He is an active contributor and respected figure in open source communities such as GNOME desktop, GStreamer and the Fedora distribution.

He created Flumotion as a Free Software project, combining the power of Python, Twisted and GStreamer.. As Flumotion’s CTO, Thomas leads a team of world class developers who ensure Flumotion is the easiest and most powerful streaming solution for open video, putting Flumotion at the forefront of open standards on the web.

Martin Veitch
Editor In Chief, CIO UK
Grégoire Villain
CDN Solutions & Market Manager, EMEA, Global Network Services, Tata Communications
Greg Villain is in charge of the CDN market and product development for the EMEA Region at TATA Communications. Prior to joining TATA Communications, he has held various Network Engineering positions, ranging from engineering Triple Play Networks for a DSL unbundling mass Market ISP, designing, rolling out and hosting Internet Exchance points in France and Middle East, designing and implementing network and hosting infrastructures for high volume content platforms such as RTL and

Greg is based in TATA Communications' French office in Paris. He holds a Masters Degree of Engineering with a major in Network Architecture. He occasionly teaches Network Engineering Students on Internet Routing Architectures and Content Delivery Networking.

Greg is occasionally involved in the Programme Comitee of FrNOG, and often contributes to Streamingmedia, frnog and nanog mailing lists. He is an all-times enthusiast on everything technology and development applied to massive web platforms.

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.

Jeroen Wijering
Co-Founder, JW Player
Jeroen is the creator of the incredibly successful JW Player, which generated millions of downloads since its launch in 2005. Next to Bits on the Run, Jeroen participates in another video startup called Longtail Video. Jeroen graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven, with honor.

Andy Wilson
Manager, Red Bee Media
Dr. Martin Zimper
Head of CAST, Departement Design, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland Dr. Martin Zimper Medienprojekte GmbH, Vienna, Austria
Martin Zimper is head of the new bachelor programm at the Zurich University of the Arts: CAST students learn to produce journalistic and fictional content for Online, Mobile and Streaming Media. They are specialized in small and short formats - "short stories for the small screens". Zimper has a PhD of the University of Vienna. He was writer, media consultant, programme director and CEO for media projects in Germany and Austria. He worked for public Television in Austria (ORF) as well as for private radio stations and publishing houses in Germany and Austria. He teaches Storytelling and Scriptwriting since 1996 in Salzburg (MultimediaArt), Vienna (Institute for Journalism) and Zurich. The Zurich University of the Arts is one of Europe's largest universities of the Arts.


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Founder and Chief Executive
Guy Phillipson
Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB)
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