Summit Programme

Day 1, 26 June 2018
DAY 1, TUESDAY, 26 JUNE 2018
Location: Orchid Ballroom – Level 4, Marina Bay Sands
8.00am Registration and Morning Coffee
8.50am Attendees to be seated for Summit Opening Plenary
9.00am Arrival of Guest of Honour
9.05am Welcome Remarks
M Gandhi, Group Managing Director (ASEAN Business) and Vice President, UBM Asia
9.10am Minister’s Opening Address
S. Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information (MCI)
(Open to all Conference Delegates, Visitors, and Exhibitors)
9.20am Chairman’s Remarks
Dean Bubley, Founder & Director, Disruptive Analysis
9.30am Opening Keynote: Transforming Finance and Retail Industry with Advanced Cloud Technology
The emergence of new retail and finance trends will reshape the industries. Enterprises need to embrace new trends by looking at ways to restructure and digitise the business to better suit the smart era- an era powered by cloud computing, big data and the internet of things.

Dr. Derek Wang, Chief Cloud Architect, Alibaba Cloud International


Keynote Presentation: The Age of AI in Accelerating Business Transformation
Customer expectations for fast, seamless, and delightful experiences are higher than ever. With over a decade of mobile innovations, and the recent emergence of machine learning platforms, we now have the power to understand a customer’s context in real time, gather personal preferences, and even predict future behavior. As a result, businesses have the opportunity to re-imagine their business models through the lens of digital possibilities. Rick Harshman, Managing Director for Asia Pacific for Google Cloud shares what leaders should do to take advantage of these transformational technologies and help their companies win in the digital era.

Richard Harshman, Managing Director – Asia Pacific, Google Cloud


CXO Panel: Reshaping the Next-Gen Business Models and Ecosystem of Tomorrow with Digital Transformation
Many industries are jumping onto the bandwagon of digital disruption by harnessing new technologies, innovative capabilities, to accelerate and improve businesses. The continuing digital business evolution is aimed at bridging both physical and digital worlds seamlessly. In this session, the chief experts will discuss and share insights on how they are spearheading their organisation through this transformational journey.

Bill Chang, Chief Executive Officer – Group Enterprise , Singtel
Dr. Derek Wang, Chief Cloud Architect, Alibaba Cloud International
Parminder Singh, Chief Commercial and Digital Officer, Mediacorp
Jean-Francois Fenech, Chief Executive Officer, Eutelsat Asia
Jerry Chung, Vice President – APAC Sales, CDNetworks

Moderator: Shad Hashmi, VP, Digital Development – Global Markets & Operations (Asia), BBC Worldwide


Fireside Chat: Digital Globalisation Footprint with Netflix
In January 2016, Netflix launched in 130 countries, including most of Asia, all at once and all on one day. Today, the company is in 190 countries with more than 125 million members globally. This fireside chat with Tony Zameczkowski, VP of Business Development Asia at Netflix, and Vivek Couto, Executive Director of Media Partners Asia, will explore how Netflix leverages advancements in internet entertainment technologies to innovate and transform itself from a US-only DVD-by-mail company, to streaming video worldwide, and now producing its own global content. The session will also discuss industry trends, and where Netflix is headed next.

Tony Zameczkowski, Vice President – Business Development Asia, Netflix
Moderator: Vivek Couto, Executive Director, Media Partners Asia


Wrap Up Presentation: IIoT in Action: Learning from Real World Case Studies
In 20 minutes, this session will share the journey of how companies like CIMC, Scania, Xylem, Hitachi Construction Equipment and Husqvarna are transforming to meet the reality and demands of today. The theme is “From Product to Product-as-a-Service” where we share how these companies are transforming as well as best in class practices being deployed from nearly 10 years in the industry.

Seth Ryding, Vice President of Asia & Pacific, Telenor Connexion

12.05pm Networking Lunch and Exhibition Viewing
Lunch is catered exclusively for ConnecTechAsia Summit Delegates
*(BroadcastMedia track attendees proceed to Suntec Singapore for Track Conference after lunch)
DAY 1, TUESDAY, 26 JUNE 2018
Location: Melati 4102 – Level 4, Marina Bays Sands
1.20pm Chairman’s Welcome Address
Akhil Behl, Principal Cloud Architect, Check Point
Cybersecurity: The Next Defence Frontier

Sponsored by:

Dude, where’s my Content? How do Enterprises ensure a Secure, Cloud Accelerated Content Strategy?
In APAC, content is the new king. The volume of consumer content consumption in APAC has seen a triple-digit growth over the last 3 years across B2C and B2B, as well as internal content consumption. While the adoption drivers are strong, are enterprises really focusing on the right security strategy for their content? In an era of unprecedented ransomwares and other forms of cyberattacks, enterprises need to have a clear strategy for their enterprise content management.

This panel discussion explores the critical elements of enterprise content management for APAC enterprises.

Bambang Wibowo, Head of International Data Wholesale, Indosat
Bala Chandrasekaran, Managing Director, Jardine Lloyd Thompson
Jerry Chung, Vice President of Sales – APAC, CDNetworks

Moderator: Ajay Sunder, Vice President ICT – APAC, Frost & Sullivan


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Movers & Shakers Dialogue: Managing Risk in the Era of Hyper Media Growth
As enterprises gear towards the next stage of hyper growth with regards to content, prevention and intelligence are becoming critical requirements. Enterprises are increasingly trying to analyse how they can predict the next attack rather than react with after-attack follow-ups.

There are factors that CIOs need to keep in mind regarding the solutions they are implementing, such as the following:

  • Improving reaction with real-time traffic monitoring and security dashboards
  • Becoming proactive by understanding the content’s true value and shaping their security stance to protect it
  • Recognising that they have a business to run, and security solutions won’t be used properly if they slow down the business
  • Retaining content rights through compliance and certifications, even after breaches
  • A clear follow up/action plan on guidelines after a breach (with regards to mitigating the impact, communication with key internal/external stakeholders etc.)

The discussion explores the vulnerabilities and how CIOs can be better prepared for the risks, best practices and market observations.

Joint Presenters:
Jerry Miller, Vice President of Global Service Operations , CDNetworks
Ajay Sunder, Vice President ICT – APAC, Frost & Sullivan

3.00pm Afternoon Coffee and Networking Session

Safeguarding your Future Business with IoT
IoT – the new age threat vector is now opening an unlimited attack surface for more sophisticated cyberattacks and data breaches. This session will take a closer look at the latest developments in cyber risks combat, advance threat detection capabilities, and why a robust layered hardware and software protection of network is critical in reaping real value from the future of IoT.

Ian Yip, Chief Technology Officer – Asia Pacific, McAfee
Petr Peterka, Chief Technology Officer, Verimatrix
Caroline Doulcet, VP International Data Privacy Counsel, Barclays
Olaf Kolkman, Chief Internet Technology Officer, Internet Society
Priya Mahajan, Head of APAC Public Policy & Regulatory Counsel, Verizon

Moderator: David Nagrosst, CISSP, APAC Technical Sales Leader, Leading IT Datacenter and Cyber Security Company

Enterprise IoT: Industrialising Businesses, Capitalising Intelligence

Driving Industrial Digital Transformation
Why IoT becomes the hot topics of CXO, what are they expecting from deploying IoT, what is the major challenges and opportunities for enterprise digital transformation. Let’s see how Huawei is helping enterprise customer to achieve success on their digital journey.

Dr. Guo Feng, CTO (Enterprise IoT), Enterprise Business Group, Huawei


Digital Transformation with IoT: A True Story
IoT has tremendous potential to transform businesses; however many are unsure how to ride this rocket. It is estimated that IoT’s value to organizations could reach $14trillion in the coming decade, and those who succeed in implementing this are poised to gain a competitive advantage in the long term. Join the session with Bosch, and get to know the real story behind successful IoT implementations and challenges.

Swaroop Balakrishnan Regional Sales Director Asia Pacific, Bosch Software Innovations


NB-IoT Pioneering Projects: Case Studies in Smart Parking, Logistics, and Precision Agriculture
NB-IoT being an operator/infrastructure-based emerging technology, allows smart city applications to operate on top of a mature system in terms of scalability and deployment cost. This session will provide insights to numerous case studies, in Smart City Parking, Container Logistics, Cold Chain, Metering and Precision Agriculture in NB-IoT partnering with several operators. Hear from this session about how NB-IoT will shape the future, addressing challenges and success outcomes. Taiwan mobile presents the strategy and development of NB-IoT from its domain. In this session, both presenters will be sharing first-hand materials pivotal to the IoT world, which may change the way you see the wider ecosystem.

Joint presenters:
Johnson Chang, Executive Vice President, Nietzsche Enterprise (NHR)


Optimising Integrated Technologies for Future-Ready Collaborative Spaces
As organisations start to shift from using hardware-based solutions to BYOD software-based services, how do they further simplify system design and usability using scalable solutions and out-of-the-box collaborative tools? Join us as we navigate current integrated technology trends and discuss how two organisations have optimised workspace technologies to stay ahead of the curve.

  • Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) case study (1): Classroom automation enabled SIM to facilitate deeper collaboration between students and teachers, while allowing their IT teams to better manage manpower resources.
  • Petronas case study (2): We successfully deployed our suite of solutions to integrate multiple operational functions under a single processor, enhancing the reliability of their system.

Tony Ang, General Manager – Southeast Asia, Crestron Electronics

6.00pm Chairman Wrap-up and Closing Remarks
End of Summit Day 1
DAY 1, TUESDAY, 26 JUNE 2018
Location: B2, back of Hall E, Marina Bay Sands
1.30pm Chairman’s Welcome Address
Dean Bubley, Founder & Director, Disruptive Analysis

Disruptors Dialogue: Breaking Free from the Connectivity-Driven Competition
Get into the zone through this dialogue of operators and techno-prenuer where they bring down the competition barrier and wear their partnership hats. Hear how telcos collaborate with stratups win the competition through open source projects to go head-to-head against infrastructure providers, and ultimately bringing a fresh perspective and enabling innovation.

Alyona Tkachenko, CEO & Co-Founder, Nommi
Eric Watko, EVP, Product, Marketing & Strategy, SES Networks
Harsh Mittal, Head of Engineering, Circles.Life
Sidharth Bhadani, Chief Operating Officer, Apigate
Usman Khan Lodhi, Group Head Digital Strategy & Investments, Indosat Ooredoo

Moderator: Mei Lee Quah, Industry Principal – ICT Practice APAC, Frost & Sullivan

5G Road-mapping: Challenges, Success Stories and Future Opportunities

Revealing 5G – Countdown to Commercial Launch
5G has created huge interests across the globe and across various industry sectors. Yet, 5G still seems to encompass multiple flavours and the roadmap to what it really enables needs to be uncovered. The presentation will reveal realities of 5G, its design parameters and performance, as well as necessary key efforts to achieve global scale. Some of the efforts to co-create new businesses with vertical industry sectors by NTT DOCOMO are also introduced.

Mikio Iwamura, Executive Research Engineer – Senior Manager of 5G Laboratory and RAN Development, NTT Docomo

2.40pm 5G: Next Three Years to 2020

In this session, learn about 5G progress (Standards, Co-existence with 3G/4G, spectrum, Time to Service), innovations to realise the 5G potential and how 5G will be the key or link to network virtualisation, digital transformation, industrial integration, and smart cities. The session will also provide a regional update and use cases as reference points as your take away.

Konesh Kochhal, Director – Industry Ecosystem Engagements, Huawei South Pacific

3.10pm Afternoon Coffee Break

How Satellite Will Play a Vital Role in the Successful Roll-Out of 5G
The need for satellite and wireless synergizing together is greater than before. Clearing C-band spectrum for terrestrial operators will enable a coordinated 5G rollout. So how will this co-primary terrestrial operations model work? Aside to this, affordability of broad bandwidth is paramount, will it be a market-based or a regulatory model approach for all?

Semir Hassanaly, Market Director – Cellular Backhaul & Trunking, Newtec


On the Road to 5G Smart Cities
5G will be a key building block in the development a true smart city. This presentation will share an overview of the underlying wireless technologies, discuss smart city use cases and how 5G will accelerate IoT and connected smart cities now and in the future

Marie Ma, Senior Director of Technical Marketing Solutions & General Manager of Enterprise Business, Comba Telecom


Solving the Problems of High Capacity and Reliable Communications Over the Air
By combining a high capacity FSO link, a high capacity E-Band link, and an intelligent switch to manage the traffic across each, Hybrid FSO/E-Band solutions will be able to deliver 10Gbps, or more, over link distances of 5km or greater. Availability of these links will be significantly improved in comparison to non-hybrid solutions, at higher capacity than Hybrid E-Band/Microwave links.

Ongoing operator trials are testing the performance and capability of one such solution, developed by Collinear Networks. Here, theoretical, simulated, and for the first time, experimental over-the-air results will be presented and compared. The benefits of Hybrid FSO/E-Band links will be discussed, along with data collected during Collinear’s international trials.

Victa McClelland, Chief Solutions Architect, Collinear Networks


VR and the Wireless Mesh Home’s Combination of 802.11ax and 802.11ad (60 GHz)
Home Wi-Fi is key to almost everything we do. This presentation covers how 802.11ax may increase performance and decrease congestion. It reviews the feasibility of using this spectrum for new applications like untethered Virtual Reality HMD. It also unveils both modelled and captured data from real home environments. ARRIS worked with Georgia Southern University to test the performance of WiGig reference design products in the ARRIS Wi-Fi test house in Suwanee Georgia.

Paul Leung, Vice President – Technical, ARRIS


The Future of Network – Challenges and Opportunities for SPs in APAC
The emergence of SD-WAN has helped speed-up enterprise edge virtualization. Enterprises are embracing SD-WAN to achieve an agile, cost-effective hybrid WAN.
The presentation explores:

  • Current state of networking technologies among Enterprise and their readiness to transform their networks?
  • Is APAC ready for SD-WAN?
  • What are the use cases for SD-WAN?
  • How is the Future of Networking going to evolve for APAC?

Ajay Sunder, Vice President ICT – APAC, Frost & Sullivan

6.00pm Chairman Wrap-up and Closing Remarks
End of Summit Day 1
DAY 1, TUESDAY, 26 JUNE 2018
Location: Melati 4003 – Level 4, Marina Bays Sands
1.30pm Chairman’s Welcome Address
Kevin French, Publisher, talkSatellite
1.35pm APSCC President’s Opening Note
Gregg Daffner, President, APSCC

Landscape Analysis: The State of APAC’s Satellite Industry
An opening scene setter that analyses the global and regional market conditions, including terrestrial competition, pricing pressures and fill rates of satellite fleets. This session will also touch upon capacity and production, supply vs demand and 2019’s market growth forecast.

Christopher Baugh, President, NSR


Content Panel: Shaking Up the Value Chain
Consumer tastes and preferences are evolving quickly, and the world is becoming smaller every day. These factors have led to consumers to expect a broad variety of content, delivered to them any time, on any device. The value chain of getting content from its producer to the end consumer is evolving very quickly, and satellite operators have started to evolve with it. In this session hear from industry players on how they view this rapidly evolving industry, and the strategies they are employing to maintain value-add and remain a critical part of the broadcast market

Deepak Mathur, Executive Vice President, Global Sales, SES Video
Robert Cerbone, Vice President and General Manager – Media, Intelsat
Thierry Fautier, VP – Video Strategy, Harmonic
Pan Li, Director – Marketing and Business Development, APT Satellite
Jean-Francois Fenech, CEO, Eutelsat Asia
Steven Soenens, Vice President Product Marketing, Skyline Communications
Paul Sheridan, Vice President Optus Satellite, Optus Communications

Moderator: Blaine Curcio, Founder, Orbital Gateway Consulting

3.00pm Afternoon Coffee and Networking Session

China Satcom Technology Panel
China is emerging as a power on a global scale across a number of different areas in the space and satellite industry. Here, we will discuss the various technology trends across the Chinese satellite telecoms industry, and ways that business models are evolving towards different markets and different demand verticals. The panel brings together panelists from across the value chain, from manufacturers/launchers to satellite operators to service providers.

Huang Baozhong, Executive Vice President, APT Satellite
Michael Yang, COO, China Communication Technology Satcom
Wang Zhongmin, Head of Satellite, Zhongshan Tatwah Smartech

Moderator: Blaine Curcio, Founder, Orbital Gateway Consulting


LEOs, MEOS, GEOs…..and Everything In Between
Recent developments in non-geostationary satellite communications have attracted global attention. With recent consolidation between MEO in compliment to GEO portfolio, others are in preparation for LEO constellation rollout. With portfolio realignment for the next-generation services, what do these plans look like and how will this resonate with enterprise clients and consumers? This session will provide answers.

Mark Rigolle, Chief Executive Officer, LeoSat
Barrie Woolston, Chief Commercial Officer, AsiaSat
Patompob (Nile) Suwansiri, Chief Commercial Officer, Thaicom
Imran Malik, VP Fixed Data Asia-Pacific, SES Networks
Ken Betaharon, Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, ABS

Moderator: David Hartshorn, Secretary General, GVF


Service Provider Panel: IoT, 5G & ROI
The IoT proliferation is already creating a revolutionary impact on human culture and business. The internet of everything is also reshaping the telecommunications industry and how the network service providers will evolve, in developing new capabilities to create to manage the future IoT ecosystem. In this panel, hear from service provider leaders explore approaches in cellular technologies, device/application management platforms, and vertical specific end-to-end solutions.

Tim Last, VP & GM IOT Line of Business, Iridium
Sean Faulkner, VP, OEM & Channel Sales – Asia Pacific, OrbComm
Jassem Nasser, Chief Strategy Officer, Thuraya Telecommunications Company
Mike Seery , Interim VP Business Development, Inmarsat Enterprise
Christopher McIntosh, CEO, Methera Global Communications
Erwan Emilian, EVP – Enterprise & Emerging Markets, Speedcast

Moderator: Jose Del Rosario, Research Director, NSR

5.20pm Chairman Wrap-up and Closing Remarks
End of Summit Day 1
BROADCASTMEDIA (Commercial and Technology Tracks)
DAY 1, TUESDAY, 26 JUNE 2018
Location: Room 308/309, Level 3, Suntec Singapore
1.30pm Chairman’s Welcome Address
Dr. Amal Punchihewa, Consultant & Trainer in ICT and Broadcast Technologies, ADP Consultancy
The Future of Television: Where Are We Heading?

Mediacorp’s Digital Transformation – the Journey, the Lessons and the Future
What does it take for a broadcaster to stay relevant in the digital age? How does it combine its inherent strengths with new technology capabilities? What are the lessons of this transformation for other businesses in the media and non-media space?

Parminder Singh, Chief Commercial and Digital Officer, Mediacorp


Market Outlook on the Broadcasting and Media Industry
Sponsored by

The way we consume news and entertainment has changed drastically over the past decade, driven by dramatic leaps in consumer connectivity. As a result, technology firms have entered the video content business, creating both challenges and opportunities for traditional broadcasting and media companies.

Kagan research provides an overview of the entire sector. Who are the major players in video, and what are the key global multichannel and video-on-demand subscriber trends? We assess recent M&A acitivities, and explore sector structural changes due to the convergence of connectivity, computing and content.

JP O’Sullivan, Research Analyst, Kagan – S&P Global Market Intelligence


Thought Leaders Panel: The Future of Television – Strategies for Growth
Ambitious video content strategies from over-the-tops platforms have shaken up the traditional TV ecosystem. A new era of almost limitless content means greater competition for consumers’ attention and more fragmentation across multiple platforms, yet for now TV still dominates global video consumption.

In this session, thought leaders will discuss the future challenges to monetizing traditional TV, offering insights into the OTT threat, pan-regional viewing trends, and the long-term prospects of the linear schedule. We hear about their own digital and technology initiatives, concerning how both operators and content owners are addressing the changing needs and wants of the consumer.

Anil Nihalani, Head of Connected Media, Mediacorp
Anna Lockwood, Head of Market Development, Broadcast Services, Telstra
Ario B. Widyatmiko, Chief Content Officer – IPTV/ OTT, Dens.TV
Markus Fritz, Executive Vice President, Commercial Development & Strategic Partnerships, Eutelsat

Shad Hashmi, Vice President, Digital Development – Global Markets & Operations (Asia), BBC Worldwide

Moderator: JP O’Sullivan, Research Analyst, Kagan – S&P Global Market Intelligence

3.00pm Afternoon Coffee Break

Reigning Championship in the Media Industry: ONE Championship’s Winning Success
A diverse and dynamic approach to expanding the brand comes through the passion to propagate its true purpose of building Asian martial arts heroes and warriors on the global stage. Unique perspective and insight into sports promotions and martial arts. Concept of inculcating martial arts into business acumen and lifestyle. Growth and re-invigoration or modernisation of martial arts in Asia as gateway to new business ventures and partnerships.

Chatri Sityodtong, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ONE Championship


Our New World: From Linear Broadcasts to a 1 on 1 Interaction.
This session discusses on the criticality of personal interactions with a consumer, establishing trust, building engagement and laying the foundations for a long-term relationship.

Shad Hashmi, Vice President, Digital Development – Global Markets & Operations (Asia), BBC Worldwide


Transforming Marketing and Sales Strategies with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Prediction
One of the leading OTT services in India, Zenga TV along with its group companies (OneDigital Entertainment and are changing the way marketing and sales are done for brands using AI and prediction. A look into the media and technological changes in South Asia and how this unique self-serve, multi-platform distribution and monetisation video ecosystem with over few thousands of content owners, creators and brand advertisers grow.

Shabir Momin, Managing Director & Chief Technology Officer, ZengaTV


Illegal Streaming Devices -The Perfect Storm facing our industry
Pre-loaded TV boxes or illicit streaming devices (ISDs) are impacting all businesses involved in the production and distribution of legitimate content – from ISPs to content providers. From the illicit supply side the technological ecosystems allow for the efficient streaming of live TV channels and VOD, whilst presenting no single point of attack from a law enforcement perspective. The complex technical ecosystem is often multi-jurisdictional with partitioned network nodes. All of these can be in different places, multiplying the complexity of the enforcement challenge.

There is no one silver bullet to resolving ISD piracy. What is required is a holistic solution with all stakeholders, including content producers and distributors, working together to address this serious and growing problem.

Neil Gane, Managing Director, CASBAA Coalition Against Piracy

5.30pm Chairman Wrap-up and Closing Remarks
End of Summit Day 1
Day 2, 27 June 2018
Location: Orchid Ballroom – Level 4, Marina Bay Sands
8.00am Conference Registration
8.50am Organiser’s Welcome Note
8.55am Chairman’s Welcome Address
Andy Haire, Founder and Chairman, AJH Communications

Opening Address: When Machines Fight Machines: Cyber Battles & the New Frontier of Artificial Intelligence

The cyber-threat landscape is changing. In addition to high-speed attacks, today’s most sophisticated threat-actors are playing a longer game – one that is silent and stealthy. Their objective is to disrupt operations, undermine trust, or simply learn trade secrets by going undetected inside networks.

Digital environments are changing too. Increasing digitization, the surge of IoT devices, and the cloud mean that network boundaries are more porous than ever. Securing the perimeter simply isn’t possible.

To defend against threats that are continually evolving, tomorrow’s cyber security must go beyond looking for yesterday’s attacker – it must find what it doesn’t know to look for. AI technologies have led to the emergence of self-learning, self-defending networks that achieve this – detecting and autonomously responding to in-progress attacks in real time. These cyber immune systems enable the security team to focus on high-value tasks, can counter even machine-speed threats, and work in all environments, including the cloud.

In this session, learn about:

  • Navigating new types of cyber-threats, including weaponized AI
  • Overcoming the limitations of the legacy approaches to information security
  • Adopting an ‘immune system’ model for cyber security, powered by machine learning
  • The power of AI to fight back autonomously against in-progress attacks
  • Real-world cyber-threats thwarted by machine learning, including IoT hacks and stealthy insider threats

Sanjay Aurora, Managing Director – Asia Pacific, Darktrace


The Stakeholder’s Agenda – Where Should We Travel To?
Description: Panelists, representing the market’s stakeholders, will discuss:

  • What are the immediate industry challenges for each stakeholder, and how can they be addressed? Where should focus be placed?
  • Some argue that industry policy is no longer fit-for-purpose; why has it fallen so far behind marketplace changes? Will it ever catch up?
  • Where cooperative efforts between various stakeholders should be placed? In a converged industry, where are the cross-sectoral hurdles?

Aileen Chia, Deputy Chief Executive (Policy, Regulation & Competition Development) & Director-General (Telecoms & Post), Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)
Dr. Robert M. Pepper, Head – Global Connectivity Policy and Planning, Facebook
Leah Camilla R. Besa-Jimenez, Chief Data Privacy Officer, PLDT
Paul Marriott, Senior Vice President of Digital Core Solutions , SAP
Tim Goodchild, SVP – Government & Strategic Affairs, StarHub

Moderator: Andy Haire, Founder and Chairman, AJH Communications


Keynote Presentation: Celcom on Digital Servicing Using Artificial Intelligence
Celcom puts great emphasis on delivering a superior digital experience across all its products and services by moving at the innovation front in digital servicing leading to millions of savings through reduced calls to the contact centre, improvements in customer satisfaction and leadership in social engagement among the telco competitors in Malaysia. During 2018, Celcom will extend the use of artificial intelligence further across a broad pipeline of digital initiatives to automate processes, deepen insights and create automated interactions.

René Werner, Chief Customer Service and Customer Experience Officer, Celcom Axiata Berhad

10.30am Morning Break and Refreshment
Location: Melati 4102 – Level 4, Marina Bays Sands
10.55am Chairman’s Welcome Address
Malikkhan Kotadia, CEO, Finnovation Labs
Blockchain Stage: Enterprise Opportunities and Industrial Applications

Fireside Chat: 10 Key Challenges to Blockchain Adoption
Blockchain is still a black box for many; therefore a holistic and coordinated effort is necessary.
Despite its promising potential opportunities and benefits, blockchain technology is not a universal solution on how we should be conducting business. In this session, find out if your business can embrace it, what kind of experiment is necessary, and its long term implications for your business’ growth.

Alex Medana, Co-founder & CEO, FinFabrik
Dr Tan Jit Seng, Chief Medical Officer, Wellderly Pte Ltd
Frankie Tam, International Tech Lawyer, Osborne Clarke / VP of HK Internet Finance Association
Nicole Nguyen, Head of APAC, Infinity Blockchain Ventures
Ton Chirathivat, Head of Customer Strategy, Central Group

Moderator: Malikkhan Kotadia, CEO, Finnovation Labs


The Blockchain Ecosystem: Emerging Regulatory and Government Perspectives in a Decentralized Model

Andy Bruce, Managing Director, Thailand Fintech Association
Bettina Quimson, Senior Digital Leader and Evangelist, Philippines Government
Sebastian Resano, Argentina Central Bank Blockchain Advisor & Investor Relations at Crypto Capital
Simon Wilson, Director, Decentralize
Jeff Frey, Community Director,

Moderator: Malikkhan Kotadia, CEO, Finnovation Labs

12.30pm Networking Lunch and Exhibition Viewing

Panel Discussion: Opportunities and Threats of Blockchain Technology

Blockchain technology is now fast gaining ground in the enterprise front. What are the setbacks and potential opportunities of this technology? What about data governance and transparency? How do we manage disruption and resistance as businesses evolve around this application? Hear from incumbents and industry players debate on the future direction blockchain for the future.

Dr. Cédric Jeannot, Founder and CEO, APrivacy
Steve Tan, Partner Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
Andrew Milroy, Head of Consulting – APAC, Ovum
Ken Nguyen, Chief Architect, Asia Research and Development, Oracle

Moderator: Ian Mckee, Chief Executive Officer, Vuulr

Data Science and Data Lakes

Making Cents Out Of Bytes – The Analytics and Intelligence Recipe
Data science is a new trans-disciplinary field that aims to translate data into insight and intelligence for decision making. So the question to all business executives is what is your biggest BI challenge? Learn from this session on how you can monetise your data by:

  1. Looking internally and beyond the business and decide which data to use
  2. Secure the right capabilities to handle analytics
  3. Generating Value from Analytics

Samira Emmerson, Director of Data Science and Analytics, The Center of Applied Data Science (CADS)


The Future of Big Data: Leveraging on Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics
Big data is a powerful component/capability that, if exploded correctly, can revolutionize businesses, delivering results around the 360-degree spectrum. Financial Institutions are far more scientific when it comes to exploding the potential of data when executing strategies, and this needs to be supported by the right architecture, operations framework and mindset.

Roberto Ramirez Pinson, Retail Risk Regulatory Reporting Global Lead and Data Strategy Expert, Citi

3.00pm Afternoon Coffee Break
Smart Cities and Connected Industries

Paving the Way for Smart Cities: The Smart Sensor Platform Network
The Internet of Things (IoT) technology has heralded a new wave of digitisation for Smart Cities with a world of smart connected sensors. As cities all over the world move towards the progressive adoption of LED outdoor lights to reduce energy cost, there is a wider potential for such smart lighting infrastructure to be used as a smart sensor network platform, integrating with different data collection sensors and devices, to host a wide range of applications in the areas of environmental monitoring, traffic management and parking, Public Safety monitoring, digital signage, and provision of public WIFI hotspots etc.

Yao Shih Jih, EVP & General Manager, ST Electronics


Smart Cities Panel: Getting There – Building Intelligent, Sustainable Ecosystems and Digitalising Cities

Many cities around the world have yet to build a sustainable ecosystem surrounding cities to meet the demands of the present and future generations. But how are stakeholders moving alongside governments’ initiatives? Where are we and how do we get better at this? Amongst these, the session will dwell upon:

  • Cost and Benefit Analysis of Digitalisation
  • Climate Change, Ecology Sustainability
  • Community Connectivity and Liveability

This invigorating session will gather experts to further explore the following pertaining this people-centric long term agenda

Franklin Tang, Chief Executive Officer, Habitap
Jonathan Tan, Managing Director, UnaBiz
Mathias Steck, EVP – Digital Consulting & Smart Cities, DNV GL
Neo Teck Guan, Director of Strategy Marketing Department, Huawei Southern Pacific
Kenny Tan, Country Manager of Malaysia and Thailand, Alibaba Cloud International
Yeong Chuan Lim, ASEAN Strategy Director, Honeywell

Moderator: Xiaoqing Li, Associate Director, AECOM


The Integrated Approach towards a Smart Campus
Current IoT technologies for Smart Campuses tend to be silo solutions, whereby users do not enjoy the full synergies and the maximum benefits a properly integrated ecosystem can provide.
This topic explores the solutions that can fully leverage the eosystem of IoT and platform technologies for Smart Campuses, allowing the benefits to scale from the office, to the building and all the way up to the campus level.

Neo Teck Guan, Director of Strategy Marketing Department, Huawei Southern Pacific


Keys Challenges of Operating IoT Networks : Smart Metering Case Study
Smart meters, in particular water meters are one of IOT devices the most deployed worldwide. Through this presentation, you will hear about the experience and challenges of deploying and operating such technology. Among others, the challenge of finding the right balance between : battery life of the sensors, data rate, bandwidth, product readiness, sustainability of the technology, licences of the chip and frequencies, network ownership, radio coverage and performance, data quality and availability, all for a competitive cost, in particular for networks to be maintained most often for 10 to 20 years.

Thomas Perianu, SVP – International Business Development, SUEZ Smart Solutions


From China to Canada: Case Studies of Citizen-led Smart City Shaping
Smart city technology applications strive to make cities better for citizens, yet they remain essentially supply driven – despite the growing personal-potential of the technology. Can we resolve general citizen disengagement in city activities by unleashing this potential so people take control of the technology designed to serve them? Case studies from China, Canada and elsewhere will reveal how our future cities can be transformed with citizen created innovations that smart governments and businesses can build on.

Joint Presenters:
Mark Thomas, Managing Director, Serviceworks Group
Andy Zheng, Managing Director, Aspiring Citizens Cleantech

6.00pm Chairman Wrap-up and Closing Remarks
End of Summit Day 2
Location: B2, back of Hall E, Marina Bay Sands
11.00am Chairman’s Welcome Address
Manesh Pratap Singh, Managing Consultant & Director, BYG Advantage
New Business Models and Monetisation

Disrupting a Trillion Industry through Digitized Personalization

  • What does personalization in a telco look like
  • Why personlization is the only way forward for your business
  • Digitization = Automation
  • Results: How digitization has created best in class experiences for Circles.Life customers

Harsh Mittal, Head of Engineering, Circles.Life


Panel Discussion: Growing the Digital Business Pie
CSPs are faced with network consolidation in the times of “mass digital clutter”. Carriers are gravely challenged to stay afloat and remain relevant due to the heavy capex outlay amidst high churn rates. What’s the differentiation strategy to play? How are operators growing their digital business from its legacy models? Why you should take position now and help clients see what’s coming next?

Rene Werner, Chief Customer Service & Customer Experience Officer, Celcom Axiata Berhad
Glenn Mohammed, CEO, Zero Mobile
Kairat Akhmetov, CTO, Nommi
Carl Roberts, Chief Commercial Officer, Epsilon Telecommunications

Moderator: Andrew Milroy, Head of Consulting – APAC, Ovum

12.20pm Networking Lunch and Exhibition Viewing

Is It Time to Regulate or Outlaw Zero Rating Practices?
The telco is poised to transform into a hugely compressed infrastructure with the integration of new services to form the IoT. Its main challenges are vast but will need some serous muscle – i.e. to develop a converged platform that is sufficiently functional to support the full weight of the edge. This session will share new business monetisation opportunities from adjacent verticals, and strategic positioning to handle sophisticated networking applications.

Glenn Mohammed, CEO, Zero Mobile | Zero Technologies


LTE WAN Services for Enterprises: Extending the WAN beyond the Traditional Office
In this session, get your questions answered on these questions:

  • What are the new commercial opportunities presented by LTE WAN access?
  • How to overcome infrastructure and resources issues when deploying LTE access?
  • How do you create a service value proposition for connecting people, places and things?

Ivan Landen, Chief Wireless Officer, BlueWireless


Fireside Chat: How Can Telcos become the Digital Convergence Point?
In smartphone-dominant emerging markets, consumers go online through telco channels but the digital mindshare is elsewhere. Telcos have the tools to change this, by making digital merchants dependent on them for mindshare and revenue. This session will share what the main technical and legal challenges are for telcos in partnering up with merchants from these new segments and how to overcome them. As a result, telcos will gain a better understanding on how to leverage technologies they currently use to sell their own services and expand with them into new segments to expand customer revenue and loyalty.

Marcus Soh, Head of Product, HOOQ
Sudheer Chawla, Head of VAS & Digital Services, PT. Hutchison 3 Indonesia
Konesh Kochhal, Director – Industry Ecosystem Engagements, Huawei South Pacific Region
Carl Roberts, Chief Commercial Officer, Epsilon Telecommunications
Anson Tan, General Manager, Digital Media, Singapore, PCCW OTT Ltd (Viu)

Moderator: Martin Koppel, CEO & Co-Founder, Fortumo

3.00pm Afternoon Coffee Break
Cloud and Network Agility

How DevOps is Shaping Enterprises and Evolving the Digital Landscape
Many organisations today are looking to adopt DevOps for a more reliable, agile delivery of IT to meet their business goals. Heavily disrupted industries such as financial services, utilities and government agencies are embracing DevOps, which is critical to their success in the digital economy. However, the CEO & Co-Founder implementation of DevOps is beyond just buying the right tools. The challenges today include the enterprise’s IT culture, legacy infrastructure and skillsets of the IT team.

Charlie Dai, Principal Analyst, Forrester
Chang Sau Sheong, Managing Director (Digital Technology), SP Group
Sabu Singh Bhatia, Head of Consumer and Core Engines Architecture, DBS Bank

Moderator: Lionel Lim, Managing Director, Asia Pacific and Japan, Pivotal


Leading New ICT, Reinventing Business with Industry Cloud
So far, most cloud services have been general standard services, available to businesses in all industries. This is not enough anymore as the demands shifts instead towards providing cloud services that can meet specific industry requirements in a more comprehensive way. We call these the Industry Community Clouds.

Patrick Low Beng Chee, Senior Director – Industry Cloud Solutions, Huawei


Taking SD-WAN to the Next Level: When Will Adoption Start to Bring ROI?
The traditional WAN infrastructure is disrupted. With SD-WAN, this emerging solution for networking is aimed at building an agile, scalable and secure platform for service differentiation and it is clear that this extensible strategy is create invaluable future long term benefits. During this session you will learn key considerations and when choosing an SD-WAN solution for your enterprise, new iterations to expect, and security challenges when managing this new technology.

Tim Sullivan, Co-Founder and CEO, Coevolve


Trailblazing with Virtualisation: Real Challenges with Enterprise NFV Adoption
Reports show that only less than 15% of enterprises have deployed NFV in their production environment, whereas another 50% are still taking the wait-and-see approach (exploration with vendors). The next questions to ask how we can accumulate operational know-how, refine programmability, flexibility and deploy automation to prepare for the new era?

Sundarum Arumugam, Regional Head of Solutions – Asia-Pacific Presales, Verizon


IMS Service Innovation through Open, Cloud-Native VNFs
An increasing number of users are count on mobile phones as their primary device, while at the same time businesses are seeking to improve communications and collaboration among the mobile workforces. At the same time, most CSPs are moving to virtualised networks in order to improve agility. Unfortunately, simply deploying NFV solutions does not necessarily allow CSPs to innovate and take advantage of the growing enterprise opportunities.
This session discusses how cloud-native IMS Core and open TAS can leverage the power of IMS to introduce ground breaking, revenue generating new services. The talk aims to show how innovation in Unified Communications combined with the intuitive ‘native dialler’ experience can enable businesses to improve productivity across its mobile-native workforce.

Ray Tseng, VP Sales APAC, Metaswitch

6.00pm Chairman Wrap-up and Closing Remarks
End of Summit Day 2
(Commercial and Technology Tracks)
Location: Room 308/309, Level 3, Suntec Singapore
8.00am Registration and Morning Coffee
8.55am Chairman’s Address
Rajveer, General Manager, Southeast Asia, Riedel Communications

How FOX is Driving Digital Transformation
In today’s digital world the ubiquitous nature of content and low cost of distribution coupled with change is consumer expectations of how and when they consume content is driving change through the media ecosystem like never before. FOX is pioneering new ways to connect with consumers on digital through innovative content creation and distribution strategies, and monetising their digital engagement.

Ashwin Sridhar, Senior Vice President AVOD Digital, FOX Networks Asia


Women In Broadcast: Break into the Media-tech Industry and Climb the Glass Ladder
This panel explores how we can promote gender diversity in the broadcast and media industry. Statistics have shown that a diverse workforce is smarter, more innovative and more likely to be profitable. As a company, can you play a part by encouraging young females to join the industry, making the workplace friendly for mothers and ensuring equal opportunities? As for individuals who are in the broadcast industry today, how can you contribute and be a role model in promoting gender diversity and increasing female leadership in your organisation?

Anne Li, Business Analyst, Turner Broadcasting System
Bea Alonso, Business Development Director, Media Logistics, Asia Pacific and Japan, Ooyala
Debbie Lee, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Tech Storm
Lin Shu Fen, Co-founder, Gluu Life and former Vice President, Entertainment & SmartLife, StarHub
Shalu Wasu , Managing Director, Eleven Sports Asia

Moderator: Sadie Groom, Founder, RISE – a Women in Broadcast Group and Managing Director, Bubble Agency


Orchestrating Virtualized Media Functions for Broadcasters: An Operator’s Perspective
By 2020 and beyond, we envisage the Broadcast landscape will go through a massive transformation such as transition to IP-routing, cloud-based playout, video encoding, and in general, virtualization of media delivery functions. The media industry needs to adopt standardised best practices and principles, such as TMForum APIs, software-defined networking, and dynamic provisioning of high bandwidth services. This presentation covers the ways to tackle the changing media landscape, along with service orchestration and integration patterns for video delivery. It demonstrates a Media Domain Infrastructure Orchestrator (MDIO) for processing Virtualized Media Functions (VMFs) at the edge of the network based on disaggregated microservices, as opposed to a monolithic solution. The foundational orchestration capabilities could enable a service provider to operate future Cloud-hosted Broadcast Operations Centre, whereby distributed production and Cloud encoding cater for high performance deterministic loads of video traffic across a broadcaster contribution network. Finally, this presentation sets a pathway for reuse of the presented solution framework by broadcasters and other service providers.

Dr. Mukaddim Pathan, Manager, Media Portfolio – Technology & Architecture, Telstra

10.30am Morning Coffee Break
Location: : Room 308/309, Level 3, Suntec Singapore
11.00am Chairman’s Welcome Address
Rajveer Singh, General Manager, Southeast Asia, Riedel Communications
Monetisation Strategies

Global Technology Group Success Story: Delivering a Compelling Multi-screen TV Solution
Providing TV Everywhere services is becoming an absolute necessity for operators that want to stay competitive. However, monetising OTT multiscreen service offerings can be difficult, especially in emerging markets. During this session, Viaccess-Orca, a global leader providing TV service platforms, content protection systems, and advanced data solutions, and Global Technology Group, a leading telecommunications operator in Myanmar, will discuss the challenges involved with launching an OTT multiscreen service and proven business models based on a real-world success story.

The presentation will also explore the importance of premium content in the OTT environment, with insights into how Global Technology Group was able to effectively launch its OTT service called La La Kyi using a cloud-based TV platform. The advantages of cloud TV delivery will be examined, including faster time to market, workflow simplicity, and usage-based pricing. By the end of the session, attendees will have a clear-cut understanding of the advantages of using an end-to-end, fully managed cloud-based TV service solution for delivering high-quality live and VOD content on any screen with unique user experience.

Joint Presentation:
Prasert Laosaengpha, Chief Technology Officer, Global Technology Co., Ltd., Myanmar
Jean-Christophe Jubin, Vice President Sales – APAC, Viacess Orca


Resolving Issues With Delivering Linear TV Over-The-Top
Complying with distribution rights sending linear TV channel to OTT providers can be challenging. Capitalising on Dynamic Ad Replacement can be even more challenging. This presentation focuses on how companies use SCTE standards when distributing a linear TV Channel on OTT platforms, so rights are enforced and Ads can be replaced.

This session will cover the case studies from the two broadcasters:

  • Turner Broadcasting System
  • Discovery Networks

Roger Franklin, President & Chief Executive Officer, Crystal


DTH Opportunities: Expanding Your Market Reach and Monetisation With OTT
DTH operators were early to the market with TV Everywhere services, enabling some of their content to be available as a second-screen experience. Very quickly many IP services emerged, with Netflix being one of the most popular for SVOD and IPTV being the one on managed networks. Since then consumer behaviors have changed

This session will examine the successful deployment of OTT TV services by DTH operators as well as the different cloud-based technologies that can be used to launch DTH 2.0 services in a flexible, fast and cost-effective way.

Thierry Fautier, Vice President of Video Strategy, Harmonic


The Price War in the OTT battlefield
With many available OTT players in the market, how do they determine the price point for their target audiences and what is the differentiating model? Content discovery?

Anurag Dahiya, Head of Content & Ad Sales, Singtel
Emily Wee, Vice President, Unifi TV, Telekom Malaysia
Stephane Le Dreau, Senior Vice President, Sales and Operations – APAC, NAGRA

Moderator: Jon Watts, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, MTM


OTT Monetisation Strategies in 2018
TV and OTT companies have long been curating great content, however the challenge of acquiring and retaining their customer base while successfully monetising their offering remains.

This session will provide insight into how OTT companies from around the world are meeting this challenge head-on and explain how technology is giving TV and OTT companies the freedom to innovate their digital monetisation strategy, including techniques such as metered video on demand, single customer view, frictionless billing and predictive churn.

Paul Johnson, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, MPP Global


Networking Lunch and Exhibition Viewing

Sponsored by:

User Experience and Engagement

The World of OTT & VOD – Discover Opportunity for Future User Experience
This session will provide practical insight drawn from client work that W12 Studios has partnered on, including NOS a leading Portuguese entertainment provider, looking into the opportunities and challenges of designing OTT experiences. This session will delve into new formats of content, curation and technology and how to maximise user experience design to solve many of the long standing pain-points of home entertainment.

Fabian Birgfeld, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, W12 Studios


SuperSoccer TV Case Study: Migration to Cloud Based Solution
A recent report by research and strategy consultancy MTM found that APAC’s premium OTT market will undergo rapid growth by 2019, increasing in revenue by more than a factor of five in Indonesia. As broadcasters and other content providers in the region look to capitalize on that revenue and deliver a high-quality streaming experience on the web, mobile phones and tablets, cloud-based delivery models have emerged as the best solution. This presentation will explain how SuperSoccer, an Indonesian sports aggregator, is using a cloud software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution to stream live soccer matches, including Serie A Italian league games, as well as compelling non-live content over the web to subscribers.
Learn the challenges involved with OTT video delivery and the benefits of relying on a managed SaaS solution for media processing, including the ability to achieve unprecedented speed, flexibility and agility. Today, SuperSoccer is streaming over 60 live soccer games a month in superior HD video quality at the lowest possible bit rates.

Joint Presentation:
Mirwan Suwarso, Chief Executive Officer, SuperSoccer TV
Elson Soong, Business Development Director, Harmonic


Commercial Advantages of using HbbTV
HbbTV enables broadcasters to gain virtually unlimited bandwidth via IP, and stay proactive to drive audience to access interactive content. This will allow personalised /targeted advertising, paid or subscription VOD and audience measurement to maximize audience retention and ancillary revenue. Low cost solutions are available as HbbTV is an open standard and devices are already widely deployed in many markets.

Teresa Cheung, Managing Director – Hong Kong, Eurofins Digital Testing


Networking Afternoon Coffee Break

Sponsored by:


China Telecom Hebei Video Service Transformation: New Generation Telco Video Service to Lead in UX and Engagement

  • The OTT challenge in China and the video transformation by China Telecom Hebei for experience innovation
  • Leveraging network advantage to offer QoS guaranteed lightning fast UHD experience with no buffering (“Zero waiting”), multiple angle channel view and converging every linear TV channel with nonlinear experience.
  • Personalization TV experience with AI and Big Data content recommendation to adopt the OTT behavior in big screen for better service monetization.
  • Encompass Pay TV content with OTT services together for “All in One” experience to end users as the one stop entertainment hub
  • The learning and insight of the success of China Telecom Hebei to the industry.

Ming Chow, Vice President of Business Development, Converged Video Solution Sales & Marketing, Huawei Technologies

Social-Video And Live Streaming

The Rise of the Social Media In Broadcasting
More time spent on social media may equate to lesser time spent on television. This session sheds light on how the social media players are stepping up their game in garnering strong engagement with younger audiences, and grab attention (and ad dollars) from other digital platforms and entertainment options.

John Richardson, Client Solutions Manager – Tech, Telco & Entertainment, Facebook


Social Video and Live Streaming

  • Learn how media companies and content providers are coping with live event viewing habit shifting to social media platform
  • How to balance audience reach and monetization strategy
  • What are the future for monetisation of video content (both live and VOD) on social

Desmond Ngai, Senior Vice President, Global Alliances, WebTVAsia
Jaede Tan, Regional Director – INSEA, App Annie
Moderator: Nicholas Sagau, Group General Manager, Mediaprima Digital


8K Broadcasting and 4K Live Streaming
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) is due to start the world’s first 8K regular satellite broadcasting service on December 1st, 2018. This session will present the outline of 8K broadcasting, including 8K content creation and the production/play-out facilities. We will also explain how we are tackling the simultaneous distribution of broadcasts on the Internet, and our preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Masaru Kojima, Planning Division, Engineering Administration Department, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

5.30pm Chairman Wrap-up and Closing Remarks
End of Summit Day 2
Location: Room 304, Level 3, Suntec Singapore
11.00am Chairman’s Welcome Address
Stan Moote, Chief Technology Officer, IABM

The Reality behind Technology Trend in Broadcasting and Media Industry
TV industry has been transformed by the emergence of digital technologies and the internet. TV and video delivery platforms technologies are becoming increasingly complex. What is the market trend and what is the road map for the technology changes in broadcast and media arena?

Stan Moote, Chief Technology Officer, IABM

IP Broadcasting

Navigating the Promise and Reality of IP
IP offers the promise of agile scaling, increased equipment utilization, flexibility, and is format agnostic. But IP also introduces complexity with interoperability and skillset challenges, not to mention to the threat of vendor lock-in. Delegates will gain an understanding of the technology and business drivers behind IP including support for evolving media business models and increased operational efficiencies. Key standards bodies and standards facilitating the transition to IP will also be highlighted. This session will discuss practical lessons from Ross Video customers regarding the choice and deployment of both greenfield IP installations like NEP Australia and hybrid IP/SDI infrastructure environments.

Jeff Moore, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Ross Video


IP Potential in Transforming Broadcaster Operation and Workflow
This session discusses the potential of IP networking to transform broadcasters operations and workflows, including a brand new end to end IP infrastructure for the BBC which now underpins their digital and internet first broadcaster strategy. Also a brand new IP based sports outside broadcast network which allows dozens of simultaneous visions and uncompressed workflows.

Sanjay Bhat, Head of Sales – APAC, Media and Broadcast, BT


Networking Lunch and Exhibition Viewing

Sponsored by:


Switzerland Case Study: Designing an IP-based Media Facility
A current project is the building of a new IP-based media facility for a broadcaster in Switzerland, including TV news, sport studios, radio studios, news post, online production, playout and MCR, all on ST-2110. What are the motivating factors, key experiences, and change management requirements have to move towards an IP-based infrastructure, and a methodology for planning and designing IP projects.

Konstantin, Managing Director, Qvest Media


StarHub Case Study: Planning and Designing the IP Broadcast Facility
Transitioning to IP is a fantastic opportunity to reduce infrastructure costs and increase agility, yet it also brings a huge challenge for the whole TV production and delivery value chain. This presentation will focus on the target architecture defined by StarHub and explain the steps taken to plan and execute the TV systems migration.

In 2017, StarHub migrated its TV headend to STT MediaHub. The presentation will share the experience and key challenges of how StarHub planned and transformed its broadcast facility to an IP and software based Converged Command Cockpit and towards a more forward-looking TV headend.

Joint presentation:
Bee Lian Ong, Vice President, StarHub
Chrystophe Clement, Senior Director, Business Development and TV SI Practice Leader – APAC, Nagra


Panel Discussion: SDI to IP, When Is The Time Right for You?
IP is upon us and the industry has accepted the fact that we will all be “IP” one day. But the real question for the terrestrial broadcasters is, when? Would having a hybrid model or COTS be a better and more cost effective move? Or is it now is the time to go IP all the way?

Fintan Mc Kiernan, Chief Executive Officer, Ideal Systems SEA
Jeff Moore, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Ross Video
Goh Kim Soon, Head of Broadcast Engineering, Mediacorp
Richard Bayliss, Director of System Engineering, Asia-Pacific and Japan, Arista Networks

Moderator: Michel Proulx, Media Consultant, Former Chief Technology Officer, Miranda Technologies


Networking Afternoon Coffee Break

Sponsored by:

Next-Gen Broadcasting: Enhancing Audience Engagement

Welcome to the Era of Targeted TV
In today’s digital era, service providers and media companies must shift their TV services from legacy, one-size-fits-all offerings to personalised TV experiences – giving users the content they want, on their device of choice, instantly. Diving in a bit deeper reveals that consumer demands are growing fast, while their loyalty to a single TV service provider quickly wavers. At the same time, service providers are seeing a hike in content costs, increased churn and they are lacking the tools they need to meet their viewers’ expectations.

In this session, get a glimpse of how operators can launch a targeted TV strategy by leveraging the powerful combination of AI, BI and UI. Learn how advanced data-driven technology enables TV providers to segment users based on their behavior and preferred content, and offer them a hyper-personalised viewing experience with a tailored UI and even special promotions just for them.

Dr. Shay David, President and General Manager, Media and Telecom, Kaltura


Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Power Next-Gen Content Creation and Monetisation
AI offers media and entertainment organisations a powerful solution for maximising the value of their rapidly expanding content libraries. This session will explain how the integration of AI cloud technology with on-premise storage is empowering media organisations to leverage cognitive analytics in processing large volumes of video and audio content and in generating much more robust metadata.

Jim Simon, Senior Director, Marketing, Asia-Pacific and Japan, Quantum


Next Generation Broadcasting: Enhancing The Audience Experience
This session explores immersive audio production and delivery for next generation TV to help take the consumer experience to the next level. Readiness of next generation audio technology for content creators and distributors, as well as the immersive experience it provides to a wide range of entertainment content, including live sports.

Pankaj Kedia, Senior Director, Emerging Markets, Dolby Laboratories


Next-Generation Broadcasting (Future Networks and Distribution)
Consumers are going to consume media everywhere, on every screen and with social networks also on multiple screens at the same time. This session will discuss the vision and current state of technology for a fully cloud-based media enterprise, from infrastructure to systems and workflows. In this talk we will discuss the example of a large event such as elections or a sports event, with a production and distribution facility provisioned instantly in the cloud at the required scale, available everywhere.

Michele Lai Chin, Solutions Architect, Technology Consulting, Qvest Media


Video Optimisation On SDN/NFV Networks
Network operators are challenged to deliver ever higher throughput rates than ever before, but at the same or lower subscription rates. Consequently, the drive to save costs is very high on the agenda, both from an opex and capex perspective. Since the vast majority of data and broadband traffic is video, video exchange and delivery optimisation comes with significant savings.

Though Network Function Virtualization (NFV) brings flexibility and agility in operations, and SDN comes with increased control of flows, those technologies are just the “handles”, the tools to optimize network utilization rates. The real benefits come from the network orchestration layer and a self-learning augmented operational environment.

Steven Soenens, Vice President Product Marketing, Skyline Communications

6.00pm Chairman Wrap-up and Closing Remarks
End of Summit Day 2
Day 3, 28 June 2018
Location: Melati 4102 – Level 4, Marina Bays Sands
9.00am Chairman’s Welcome Address
Andy Haire, Founder and Chairman, AJH Communications
Artificial Intelligence – The Amalgamation of Mind and Machine

AI-driven Digital Supply Chains: The Secret Weapon for Last Mile Delivery
The topics of AI and Digital are now boardroom agenda given their promise and ability to drive significant value for in today’s fast evolving digital business landscape. What does an AI-driven digital supply chain look like? And how can you create one for your organisation? The journey is complex and there are several pitfalls to be avoided. The session will use real case studies of companies within the telecommunications, media and high-tech industries that have committed to transform their supply chains by successfully leveraging digital, AI and machine learning technologies.

Rohit Dhawan, Consulting Director – Applied Intelligence, Accenture Digital ASEAN


Automated Machine Learning Transforms Manufacturing
Automation has long been a part of the manufacturing industry, driving massive productivity gains, slashing costs, and boosting quality. The next step in the evolution of manufacturing automation – artificial intelligence (AI) through automated machine learning – is poised to fundamentally transform the way manufacturers do business.

Hikaru Fujii, General Manager of Manufacturing & IoT, DataRobot


Panel Discussion: Man vs Machine – Who is the Biased One?
Studies have shown that computers can be biased as well, simply because they learn from us. With bot learning ability, AI can very quickly evolve into negativity if not designed correctly. This discussion will dwell upon the types of data used to train the AI, where’s it being sourced from and is it ‘full spectrum’ data? Are there concerted efforts to practice core principles (inclusion, diversity, accountability, equality and creativity) when designing an AI?

Cat Williams-Treloar, CEO, Humanisation
Indranil Sen, General Manager – Sales & Operational Planning, APRIL Group
Pawan Gandhi, Founder & CEO, KaHa
Prof Howard Michel, CTO, UBTech
Sharala Axryd, CEO, ASEAN Data Analytics Exchange (ADAX)
Tiang Lim Foo, Partner, SeedPlus

Moderator: CK Vishwakarma, Founder & CEO, All Things Connected

10.50pm Morning Coffee and Refreshments

Predictive Analytics in the field of HR: Beyond Machine Learning, using Text Analytics linked AI Platform
Job evaluation (JE) is the backbone of the entire rewards price. Any C&B professional worth his or her salt would know that JE is not entirely fool proof rather apart from the + and -. At every matrix juncture in a JE toolkit one is also provided with the infamous sore thumbing to allow for a high degree of subjectivity. With AI in rewards the subjectivity is resolved with each job being valued as per the structure JD and its relative importance in the organization with no person-job biasness

Rohit Manucha, Head Compensation & Benefits & HR Business Partner, Aujan Coca Cola Beverages Company


Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence at Marketing at Uber
Uber is part of the logistical fabric of more than 700 cities around the world. We use AI in creative ways to:

  • Improve the signal on A|B experiments and have better reads and insights
  • Advanced segmentation of customers by propensity to act, churn, engage
  • Models of resurrection and reactivation
  • Natural Language to provide insights on content and cross-selling opportunities

This talk will discuss how predictive models are used across these areas:

  • How to think and interpret predictive models
  • How CRM uses these models to improve the customer experience
  • Case studies in cross sell and communication engagement, re activation and churn

Mario A. Vinasco, Manager, Data Science & Marketing Analytics, Uber Technologies

Immersive Realities: AR, VR and MR

Using AR, MR and VR in the Connected Space – Leveraging on New Technologies in the Manufacturing Industry
The immersive technology market is advancing immensely, providing us a whole new creative medium emphasising on a personalised and emphatic experience. The real deal of monetising from the application of immersive realities boils down to how to best enterprises deploy AR/VR to drive meaningful experiences and deliver new interactions and processes.

Lutz Beck, Chief Information Officer, Daimler Trucks Asia

12.40pm Networking Lunch and Exhibition Viewing

Championing Immersive Education: Integrating Innovation into the Future of Learning
We are at the dawn of a new normal in which artificial intelligence, spacial computing, AR/VR, blockchain, IoT and other powerful new capabilities will fundamentally transform our relationship with technology. With the ultimate goal of human progress, how might we harness the powerful potential of Immersive Education to ensure we are augmenting understanding, connectedness and learning opportunities towards an exciting new future of learning?

Craig Vezina, Co-Founder, Realcast | Executive Director, ZSchool

Enterprise Transformation: Leading the Strategic Innovation Curve

Fearless Reinvention in An Age of Change
Industrial business transformation: A Perspective on Enabling Innovation and Transformation
How companies can bring tech to the core of their business through building the right partnerships. This case study will dwell into the following:

  • Setting the stage: How did the Rutledge journey start?
  • What were the challenges faced in seeking digital transformation? How did Rutledge face the challenges?
  • Collective Brilliance: How Rutledge, Biqmind and ThoughtWorks are coming together to co-create value
  • Benefits of Our Approach and The Big Picture

Joint Presenters:
Anne Joseph, Chief Executive Officer, Rutledge Omni Services
Hormese Tharakan, Market Partner, ThoughtWorks SEA

Seamless Payments and the Startup Innovation

Innovation Spotlight: Between AI and Eco-system; The Next Billion
The domain of smart wearables will grow from USD 30B to USD 110B (IDTechEx Research) in the next 3-4 years, AI, ML and NLP will be the key driver for growth. It’s the beginning of creating a new world of smarter devices that will ensure we live safer, healthier and active the best from every moment. Autonomous cars, drones and robots have captivated us in the past few months and smart wearables that monitor our health, also digital payment and smart homes are the centerstage of disruption and eco-system creation leading towards similar consumer adoption as smart phones worldwide.

Pawan Gandhi, Founder & CEO, KaHa


Wrap-Up Panel: The Roadmap of Future Payments – Driving Maximum Value Beyond Digital Inclusion
This session will gather experts from the region to address real-life critical challenges on the future of payments. Hear from these leading organisations on their initiatives, outlook, and transformations that are taking place not only to drive greater value beyond financial inclusion but to cater for the future of global digital economies.

Geert Warlop, Chief Operating Officer, TrueMoney International
Gregg Marshall, CEO, Fusion Payments
Jade Mei, Director of Software Marketing and Sales, Huawei Southern Pacific
Mary McHale, Business Development Director – Financial Services, Equinix Asia-Pacific
Ray Ferguson, Founder & Managing Partner, Caber Partners

Moderator: Joseph Yuen, Rotating Chairman of World Trustmark Alliance & Board Chairman of Hong Kong Federation of E-Commerce

3.40pm Chairman Wrap-up and Closing Remarks
Afternoon Coffee Break
4.00pm End of Summit Day 3
Location: Room 308/309, Level 3, Suntec Singapore
9.00am Chairman’s Welcome Address
Rob van den Dam, Global Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment Industry Leader, IBM Institute for Business Value
Big Data And Real-Time Analytics

Realise the Value of your Media Data Capital
As broadcasting mediums continue to evolve and we engage viewers with rich media content across a range of platforms and delivery methods, we can also generate and retain valuable information about the usage of that content. Airline loyalty programs generate more profit than the airline operations. So too we can learn how leveraging the information generated during the consumption of media content can lead to highly valuable Data Capital. This session will investigate the tools used by media companies to improve user experience and enable broadcasters to succeed with digital transformation

Charles Sevior, Chief Technology Officer, Unstructured Data Solutions, Dell EMC


The Power of Data to Keep Cities Moving
Traffic congestion is a huge issue for many cities. For the citizen, the negative impacts are huge – time and money lost in stop-and-go traffic that they could have spent with family or working, as well as the increase in fuel consumption. For cities, the negative impacts are even worse such as severe congestion contributing to higher emissions and slowing down emergency response systems. Broadcasters play a critical role in alleviating these pains through traffic news and advisories. Hundreds of thousands of people tune in to traffic news for guidance on saving time on the roads. Mona Weng, Global Head of Waze for Broadcasters, will share what it means for cities and citizens if broadcasters can access better data, and how Waze’s real-time, community-sourced data helps take things to the next level for 600+ Broadcasters with real-time insights from people actually on the roads that are actionable, solutions-based and filled with context.

Mona Weng, Global Lead – Broadcast, Waze


Fireside Chat: Making Data and Real-Time Analytics Work For You
Big data is everywhere, but very few organisations are maximising its value in terms of managing the customer journey and optimizing revenue and costs. How do broadcasters use data and real-time analytics to:

  • Gain audience insights and match content to audience expectations for better customer experience
  • Drive relevance in both content and advertising for optimizing revenue
  • Improve the efficiency of content production, in this way reducing costs

Mona Weng, Global Lead – Broadcast, Waze

Moderator: Rob van den Dam, Global Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment Industry Leader, IBM Institute for Business Value

10.15am Morning Coffee Break
New Revenue Opportunities

Rise of the “Managed” OTT STB: Battle For Home Entertainment Intensifies
While Mobile devices have become prominent video streaming devices among users globally, the big screen has not lost its appeal. At the same time, growing popularity of ISD (Illicit Streaming Devices) highlight the need to address the menace of piracy and also point to massive demand for such streaming devices among users. With increasing sales of retail OTT STBs such as Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku etc., Pay-TV and Telecom Operators are taking notice and looking at offering these STBs platforms to the users in their markets bringing the innovation of OTT and maintaining control and flexibility at the same time.

Dr. Randolph Nikutta, Research & Innovation – T-Labs, Deutsche Telekom AG
Simon Trudelle, Senior Director Product Marketing, Nagra
Will James, Vice President Sales – APAC, Massive Interactive

Moderator: Sushant Sharma, Managing Director – APAC, Qvest Media

11.45am New Revenues Through Customer Experience Design and Service Agility
Operators are facing crunch due to falling ARPU’s from traditional video. Operators can tap into customer experiences beyond the mainstream to unlock new revenue streams. This session will offer insights on how operators across US, Europe and APAC have gone beyond traditional video to monetize new avenues. Join for an in-depth conversation on how experience has been extended to services rolled out for home automation, healthcare and education. Creating services rapidly to tap into these experiences also need the right technology platforms for tomorrow. In this session, we will go through cases specifically around successfully rolled out services in the US & Europe on home automation & healthcare, challenges faced by operators to replicate these in other regions, and how a large operator in Europe is deploying SDN for enabling service agility.

Nitin Pai, Senior Vice President – Marketing and Strategy, Tata Elxsi

12.15pm Networking Lunch and Exhibition Viewing
Location: Room 304, Level 3, Suntec Singapore
9.00am Chairman’s Welcome Address
Dr. Amal Punchihewa, Consultant & Trainer in ICT and Broadcast Technologies, ADP Consultancy
4K/ UHD Technology and Beyond

Standards and the Future of Broadcast Media Delivery
Over the last 25 years organisations like DVB or ATSC have provided the necessary specification for the transition from analogue to digital TV. Analogue Switch Off (ASO) has happened in many parts of the world. Now, with HD and UHD being specified as well, the question is what will be the future roadmap for broadcast media technology. The presentation will answer this question from a DVB perspective.

Peter Siebert, Executive Director, DVB Project Office


A (Not So) Brief History Of UHDTV
To many it feels like the launch of Ultra HD has been going on for some years now and there is no light at the end of the tunnel yet. Year after year CE manufacturers have hurried ahead with ever new features providing more, better and faster pixels, always leaving content providers with the challenge of catching up with respective substance while standards bodies were still struggling to clinch the necessary paperwork.

The high speed of the innovation cycle and the lack of synchronisation between the market actors involved have created various problems, many resulting in interoperability issue for the consumer. The German TV Platform together with the Digital Television Group (DTG) in the UK has tried to address at least some of these complications by organizing bi-annual UHD Plugfests in Europe since 2014. The session will address some of the lessons learned from those events while also providing a high-level retrospect of the ongoing UHDTV launch to date.

Stephan Heimbecher, Chairman WG Ultra HD & Board Member, German TV Platform


State of the Art TV Experiences
HDR video and immersive audio technologies from the cinema, are now coming to for the home. This session touches on how these next generation technologies enable powerful new personalized TV experiences, provide amazing realism that you’ll see, hear, and feel like never before.

Jason Power, Senior Director, Commercial Partnerships and Standards, Dolby Laboratories


Traversing the brave new world of UHD and HDR – Considerations and Challenges for Content Creators and Distributors

  • Brief historical explanation of the many variants and flavours of UHD and HDR: Video technology, Colour Management, Colour Metadata, HDR systems
  • Market data on worldwide adoption of HDR and UHD, as well as projected future implementation.
  • Workflow considerations for implementing HDR and UHD, from acquisition, storage, editing, playout, encoding and multiplexing, mastering and distribution. This would also include the considerations for multiple HDR-SDR versioning and outputs for archival and consumption
  • Relevant comparisons between HD SDR and UHD HDR workflows and technology
  • Customer-centric considerations and potential obstacles that would need to be addressed

Yew-Jin Cheong, Director, Broadcast & Media, Asia Pacific, Rohde & Schwarz

11.00am Morning Coffee Break
The Light of Artificial Intelligence

Fielding AI Solutions in the Media Supply Chain
This session will cover a thorough overview of the technology landscape and state of research in the field of AI, Machine Learning, neuronal networks and cloud computing; the architecture and data model required to apply these new technologies to the production and management of professional media; the expected value for media operations and media business; a selection of first implementations & tests by leading broadcasters and media organizations; some risks and best practices to take into account when planning to use AI for media

Arnaud Elnecave, Vice President of Marketing, Dalet


Voice search is going to be the new normal – find out why viewers are talking about content
From powering the latest conversational voice and predictive recommendations systems to helping advertisers find their customers and programmers/content owners find their lapsed viewers, data is the underlying fuel for this revolution in viewing. Delve into the real data behind the introduction of advanced machine learning and AI in the media sector.

Charles Dawes, International Marketing Senior Director, TiVo


Social Media Analysis using Deep Learning Technology
Social media is an important news source for reporters. Eye-witnesses can take photos and videos of what they observe and post them online. The posted content is important primary information that is sought after by reporters. Posts on social media are often written in colloquial style and include a lot of slang, abbreviations, and emoji. These aspects make searching by traditional query-based retrieval difficult. NHK has been developing an important information extraction system to automatically parse social media. Our system analyses the text of social media in real time using deep learning technology. The system classifies information into news categories.

Taro Miyazaki, Researcher, Science and Technology Research Laboratories, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)


Successful Implementation of AI in Broadcast Industry
Many industries are jumping onto the bandwagon of digital disruption by harnessing the capabilities of AI, to innovate and improve their business model. In this session, thought leaders across broadcasting and media spectrum will discuss and share insights on the implementation of AI where it makes sense and how in return, increase ROI.

Justin Ang, Head and Vice President of Product, StarHub
M. Thangarajan, Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Tata Elxsi
Simon Trudelle, Senior Director Product Marketing, Nagra

Moderator: Jon Watts, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, MTM

1.30pm Networking Lunch and Exhibition Viewing
(Commercial and Technology Tracks)
Location: Room 308/309, Level 3, Suntec Singapore
2.00pm Chairman’s Welcome Address
Dr. Amal Punchihewa, Consultant & Trainer in ICT and Broadcast Technologies, ADP Consultancy
Frontier Technologies and Implementations

Creating The New Broadcast Content Economy on the Blockchain
$240 billion per year is spent by Broadcasters and OTTs on acquiring Film, TV, Sports, and e-Sports content, but around 40% of that value can be lost to the cost and friction of the transaction. This session explores how to use the power of blockchain to change the paradigm of a $240 billion industry.

Ian Mckee, Chief Executive Officer, Vuulr


New OTT Platform based on Blockchain Technology
Widely deployed current OTT TV service platform is primarily focusing on the service operator side. Therefore, content providers specific requirements cannot be reflected easily increasing dependency on media service providers.

Alticast’s blockchain based OTT platform ensures complete CP-friendly system infrastructure reducing both technical and business dependency on a particular area while maximizing monetization for all parties.

  1. How can content providers benefit from this Alticast’s new OTT system?
  2. Transparency in content distribution chain
  3. Providing insights in content consumption patterns from users
  4. Acquiring detailed information in local infrastructure (service operator and network environment)
  5. Effective content bundling and flexible marketing policy support
  6. Anti-piracy and hacking prevention

Joonhee Oh, Chief Technology Officer, Alticast Corp.


What are the roadblocks and bright spots for Immersive Videos?
In this session, we will discuss the industry landscape and challenges for immersive videos like virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and 360-degree video, and where the biggest opportunities are. We will also present case studies of how service providers can leverage these technologies to offer compelling and engaging experiences for their customers, and monetize them.

Bea Alonso, Director of Global Product Marketing, Ooyala


Creating Viewers’ Experience Through Immersive Technologies
Virtual Reality (VR) is a transformative platform and a growing opportunity for programme makers as a new way to interact with content for audiences. This session discusses how Star TV brought the IPL 2018 to Virtual Reality.

Joint Presentation:
Prashant Khanna, Vice President, Lead – Technology and Operations, Star Sports
Samuel Westberg, Vice President of Partnerships, LiveLike


Panel Discussion: Sports Broadcasting – A New Playing Field
The pulsating action of LIVE Sports has kept couch potatoes engaged for the past several years. But with the emergence of the ubiquitous second and third screen, rapidly changing consumption patterns and technology leaps through AR and Virtual Reality can Innovation be far behind? Will these changes take away from the ‘traditional‘viewing experience or is there room for them to seamlessly blend into the action? Do these new technologies actually have a business case and can Rights owners effectively monetise them to create a sustainable value. Which sports lend them to a truly immersive experience and what trends do we foresee in the next few years.

Aneesh Madani, Head of Sports Partnerships – APAC, Twitter
Cameron O’Neill, Sales Director – APAC, Riedel Communications
Diana Boo, Country Manager, iflix
Samuel Westberg, Vice President of Partnerships, LiveLike

Unmish Parthasarathi, Global Head of Digital Sales, International Cricket Council

4.30pm Afternoon Coffee Break
4.30pm Chairman’s Wrap-up and Closing Remarks
End of Summit Day 3
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