Chief Operating Officer and Head of Rugby World Cup
Founded in 2002 and recognised as a top 10 Event Marketing Agency by Marketing Magazine, Branded produces live media that matters, connecting businesses, brands, celebrities and fans through large and small scale events, specialising in the media, entertainment and sports industries.
We own and operate the award winning “Matters” series including Sports, Online, Marketing, Gaming and Music Matters. We are the original producers of the YouTube FanFest and are Global Partners with Google on the world’s largest touring live celebration of online content and recently created It’s a Girl Thing. We excel in the conceptualisation, programming, organisation, and production of dynamic conferences, live music festivals, educational academies, and fan events globally. We are an independent company staffed by passionate multi-cultural, multi-lingual and multi-talented individuals with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore and affiliations that reach all corners of the world. Most importantly, we really enjoy making it matter for everyone we work with.
Chief Operating Officer and Head of Rugby World Cup
Alan Gilpin is the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Rugby World Cup at World Rugby, and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the globally-renowned Rugby World Cup brand, including the preparations and delivery for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan and the conduct of the host selection process for Rugby World Cup 2023.
Previously a lawyer, and with a strong track record in sport and business, Alan has been involved in the management and delivery of Rugby World Cup since 2001 in a number of roles.
Alan joined the World Rugby from his previous role as Chief Operating Officer of official hospitality provider, Prestige Ticketing Ltd, where he oversaw the award-winning hospitality programme for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Prior to the London 2012 role, Alan spent nine years with IMG, including responsibility for commercial rights negotiation across Rugby World Cup 2003, 2007 and 2011
Co-founder & Co-CEO
Director: Int'l Music & Publishing
Sony Music Entertainment India
Arjun Sankalia is Director- Int'l Music and Publishing at Sony Music India, the #1 international major in India. He's been with Sony Music for 18 years and along the way has led marketing initiatives in India for some of the world's biggest musical stars. In addition, Arjun also leads the company's Publishing business which sub publishes the Sony ATV + EMI Music Publishing catalogue in India.
Bing+Studios & Victorious Inc.
Bing Chen is a founding architect of the multi-billion dollar digital creator ecosystem as YouTube’s Global Head of Creator Development & Management, where he was responsible for the global program strategy that engaged more than 500 million content creators worldwide. Bing co-founded and co-led ventures such as the global expansion and evolution of the YouTube Partner Program; the company’s flagship talent incubator; the launch of Watch Time (the guiding algorithm of the platform); and YouTube’s investment in major industry engagements like VidCon (largest online video convention), the DigiTour (largest digital star tour), and YouTube FanFest (largest fan festival). He began his YouTube tenure as the company’s first Creator Marketing Manager and remains a trusted confidant to hundreds of creative artists around the world.
Today, Bing is Founder of Bing+Studios, a next generation digital media studio and consultancy, as well as Victorious, a global superfan platform that is venture-backed by Kleiner Perkins, Redpoint Ventures, BDMI, WME, UTA, and Lowercase Capital. Bing graduated from the University of Pennsylvania; sits on the Board of Directors of several nonprofit organizations dedicated to digital media advancement and Asian American elevation; and is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, One Young World Ambassador, and Committee of 100 Next Gen Ambassador. His work has been featured in numerous global publications and he has been recognized as one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30Leaders and The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 35 Next Generation Leaders.
Chairman and CEO
Chase Carey was named Executive Chairman of Formula 1 in September 2016 and Chief Executive Officer in January 2017. He is responsible for the strategy and operations of the world’s premiere motor sports business. From 2009 to 2016, Mr. Carey served as President and Chief Operating Officer of 21st Century Fox, as well as Executive Vice Chairman. He oversaw the world’s premiere portfolio of entertainment, news and sports franchises as well as worldwide broadcast, pay television and satellite assets. Mr. Carey continues to serve as a non-executive Vice Chairman of 21st Century Fox.
Previously, Mr. Carey was President and Chief Executive Officer of DIRECTV, Inc., where he led the operations and strategic direction of the DIRECTV, Inc. companies - which include DIRECTV, Inc. in the United States and DIRECTV Latin America. He was elected to the position in 2003 by the company's Board of Directors. He also served on The DIRECTV Group Board of Directors.
Prior to joining DIRECTV, Inc., Mr. Carey was co-Chief Operating Officer of News Corporation (now known as 21st Century Fox) and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Fox Television Group. He was particularly instrumental in building its worldwide television business that encompassed the FOX network, Fox Television Stations, Fox's cable programming group, and the Company's international satellite television operations.
Mr. Carey is a Director of Formula 1, 21st Century Fox and Sky, Plc. He is a graduate of Colgate University and Harvard Business School. He is also a Trustee Emeritus at Colgate University.
ARIA & PPCA
Dan Rosen is the Chief Executive Officer of ARIA and PPCA, the two peak bodies for the Australian recorded music industry. Prior to joining ARIA as CEO, Rosen was based in New York working as Head of Americas for KIT Digital, a company he helped from start-up to a NASDAQ listing. Before leaving for the States, Dan worked as an Advisor to the Australian Minister of Communications and the Arts, responsible for broadband and innovation policy after starting his career as a lawyer, specializing in media and technology, with Minter Ellison.
Rosen has been on both sides of the music business; his band ‘Second Dan’ won Triple J Unearthed and has since independently released two albums and toured throughout the US and Australia. He continues to write and produce music.
Rosen was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to complete his Masters of International Law and Business at New York University. He holds a First Class Honours degree in Law and a Bachelor of Commerce from Monash University in Melbourne.
Head of Sport
David is Head of Sport at Mailman. He is responsible for the management and growth of the digital business. He moved from London 6 years ago to launch Liverpool FC as the first Premier League club online in China. Mailman now work with 30+ global sports teams, brands, leagues & athletes helping them grow a successful business in China. Highlights include producing the ‘Red Card' China reports, driving digital for multiple football tours to China, supporting the first ICC China tournaments, and driving Novak Djokovic & Kobe Bryant to become two of the most influential sports stars online in China.
David is an online media specialist, with particular expertise in crafting effective, original content for major brands. He and his team are at the forefront of the online video revolution, existing to make content, creators and brands famous to audiences around the world.
David runs the APAC office of Brave Bison, an independent digital media and social video broadcaster, proudly working with some of the biggest brands and most-followed YouTube and Facebook talent in the world. With years of expertise and success behind them, Brave Bison makes it simple for content owners, creators, brands, publishers and platforms to unlock the value of online video.
Vice President, Media AAR
Unilever Asia Pte Ltd
David looks after one of the largest media budgets in a region spanning 14 time zones. He is responsible for driving Unilever’s innovation in Communications Channel Planning with a strong focus on developing Unilever as a major force in digital marketing.
David was educated at Dulwich College, London and at the Open University Business School, UK. He spent 25 years in UK agencies before a 7-year stay in APAC with Mindshare, where he managed the agency’s multimarket relationship with Unilever.
He joined Unilever in 2010 and lives in Singapore with his wife and two children.
Chief Commercial Officer
7digital Group plc
Ed began his career in the record industry, with label management and international marketing roles at Virgin and Decca. During this time he also worked as a consultant for EMI and Sony, and produced and edited numerous studio recordings. In 2000 he was appointed CEO of Floot.com, a pioneer music download store, before becoming Group Head of Music at Vodafone, where Ed led the launch of the first multimarket mobile music download store. Following this, he worked in entertainment service development roles at Nokia, and most recently was VP Client Services at Nielsen, where he ran global accounts with technology and telecom clients.
Global Head of Sponsorship & Events
Giles Morgan is one of the world’s leading international sponsorship practitioners, with over 24 years of experience in the international marketing industry. Since 2005, Giles has led HSBC’s international sponsorship strategy and portfolio with over 120 events in 30 countries in sports, arts and CSR. Giles also is responsible for the HSBC Airport Media strategy – one of the most high recognised and successful brand platforms globally. Giles is a sought-after key note speaker in the Sports Industry around the world and is also a regular media commentator.
Graduate of Belmont University, Nashville, TN, USA. Started music business career with CBS/Sony Songs in Tokyo in 1986. Joined Avex (the most successful indie in Japan) in 1994 and became responsible for its IP strategy and International Strategy ever since. Served as Chairman of Music Publishers Association of Japan and other industry bodies. Currently General Manager of Merlin Japan, Professor of Management at Sanno University, and President of TGI Tokyo Inc.
From its launch in 2008, Hartwig Masuch has led the new BMG to become the fourth biggest music company in the world and arguably the fastest growing music company in history, with 14 offices in 11 countries including the US, UK, China and Australia. It represents around 2.5m songs and recordings from artists and songwriters ranging from Mick Jagger and Keith Richards to Roger Waters and Robbie Williams, from Avril Lavigne and Bruno Mars, to blink-182 and Blondie. Masuch has in the process become the most powerful and influential non-Anglo-American in the music industry today. Behind this success story stands a simple concept: rethinking the music company for the digital age in order to give artists and songwriters a better deal. Masuch argues that music companies should exist to serve the artist, not the other way round. Always thought-provoking and sometimes-outspoken, Masuch has a unique perspective on the future of the music industry.
Managing Partner, APAC
Helen Soulsby is the Managing Partner APAC for SRi. Based in Singapore, Helen leads a 15-strong team and delivers executive search and retained recruitment services for the sports, media and entertainment industry across South East Asia, Japan, Korea, China and Australia. Since joining SRi in 2011, Helen has worked with numerous event owners, rights holders, government bodies and federations in Singapore and has a built a global network to ensure she is well plugged into the local and international event scene.
Executive Vice President & Managing Director, Sports
Fox Networks Group Asia
Italo Zanzi is currently Executive Vice President of FOX Networks Group Asia and Managing Director for its Sports network. In this role, Zanzi is responsible for all aspects of the FOX Sports Network, including Production, Acquisitions and Marketing across the region, stretching from Japan to Dubai. He is based in Singapore.
Zanzi joined FOX from Italian Serie A football club A.S. Roma where he was CEO for three and a half years, overseeing all aspects of the club’s operations and business. His tenure at Roma was marked by financial improvements and competitive success for the club, including two-second place finishes in Serie A and qualification to the knock-out stage of the UEFA Champions League in 2015-16.
Zanzi earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago in 1996, and Juris Doctor and MBA from Emory University in 1999. He is a licensed attorney in New York State. He started his career at Major League Baseball, where he spent nearly eight years, eventually serving as Vice President, International Broadcast Sales & Latin American / US Hispanic Marketing. He then served as Deputy General Secretary of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) overseeing the confederation's events, communications and marketing. Before joining A.S. Roma, Zanzi worked on behalf of the America’s Cup Event Authority in 2012, overseeing media rights licensing.
Zanzi is also an accomplished athlete, having represented the US national handball team as goalkeeper from 1997-2007 and winning a bronze medal with the team at the 2003 Pan American Games. He was named the United States Olympic Committee’s Team Handball Athlete of the Year in 2000, 2002, and 2004.
James is Managing Director at MinerLabs Group, a regional agency designing and delivering TV Everywhere, Over-The-Top Video, Social Media and Mobile Application solutions for leading media and technology companies. Previously, James was SVP at ESPN STAR Sports/now FOX Sports Asia, where he led the Asian digital media business. Before ESPN STAR/FOX Sports Asia, James was Head of Creative Services at GroupM, where he founded their Asian digital production, and social media practices. Prior to GroupM, he was in senior leadership positions at Blue Interactive Marketing, Scient, Praxis Management Consulting, Y&R WCJ Advertising, About.com, and Prodigy Internet.
Coordinating Producer/Senior Editor
ESPN Asia Pacific
Coordinating Producer and Senior Editor of ESPN Asia Pacific, Jason Dasey has been a prominent content maker and broadcaster in Southeast Asia for a decade and a half. He heads up the Southeast Asia edition of the ESPN FC website and helped set up the daily ESPN FC show on NET Media in Indonesia. Previously, he was Vice President/Executive Producer/Host for Astro in Malaysia for more than five years, anchoring the English Premier League and seven major tournaments including the 2010 and 2014 World Cups. Jason’s other achievements include being the first Australian sportscaster on BBC World News and CNN as well as being the original presenter of ESPN’s SportsCenter Asia.
Jasper began his career in advertising in 1987 in London at Chris Ingram Associates moving to Eurosport in 1992. He moved to Asia in 1995 to work for Star Sports and joined (music channel) Channel [V] in 1997 where he constructed many branded content deals whilst also working on the launch of channels in Australia, Thailand, Philippines and South Korea. Continuing to make connections that matter, Jasper co-founded BRANDED In 2001 and has since created the “Matters” series of events and the YouTube FanFest. Most recently he has been instrumental in launching the Asian Sponsorship Association, serving as its inaugural President.
Jeremy Wineberg is an innovator in the music industry, having curated up-and-coming artists for over a decade. Wineberg is a founder of Heard Well, the first music label powered by this generation's social tastemakers, alongside YouTube star Connor Franta and talent agent Andrew Graham. Influencers’ on the label include Tyler Oakley, Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas, The Dolan Twins, JC Caylen and many more. Their compilations have trended on Billboard’s Top 10 Charts, placed in the top 10 iTunes Charts, landed in top publications, moved millions of tracks and accumulated over 30M+ streams. Heard Well most recently launched the first social influencer driven radio station with TuneIn.
SVP, Digital Strategy and Business Development
Universal Music Group
Jonathan Dworkin is Senior Vice President of Digital Strategy and Business Development at Universal Music Group, the world leader in music-based entertainment.
Dworkin works closely with the company’s senior management team to develop digital strategy, cultivate key partnerships and advance business development globally. He is responsible for overseeing the integration of the company’s digital strategy throughout its international organization.
Dworkin has more than two decades of experience in the music industry. Most recently, he was Chief Marketing Officer of MixRadio, where he oversaw execution in its 31 markets, global marketing and business development.
Before MixRadio, Dworkin led digital strategy and business development for Warner Music Group. In this role, he ran the global team responsible for all partner negotiations, including Apple, Google/YouTube, and Spotify, and helped prime Warner Music for the broader transition to streaming. Dworkin led the acquisition of Topsify to establish Warner Music’s playlisting strategy and negotiated the industry’s first major-label deal with Soundcloud.
Dworkin joined Warner Music from Nokia, where he was Global Head of Business Affairs and Strategy in the entertainment division. Dworkin was instrumental in growing Nokia’s music services, including Nokia Music Stores, Comes with Music and Mix Radio, across 38 countries.
In 2004, he helped launch US operations for Lagardere SCA’s mobile division, creating original content brands BlingTones and BarrioMobile. Prior to that, Dworkin launched Brick House Music, an artist management company, where he worked with luminary producers like J Dilla, Pete Rock, and Grammy-award winning duo, GoodandEvil.
Dworkin holds a BA from Colgate University and an MBA from Columbia University.
Chief Executive Officer
Asian Tour (Tournament Players' Division) Pte Ltd
Josh Burack was appointed the CEO of the Asian Tour in October 2016 (www.asiantour.com). He possesses over 25 years of global experience in sports marketing across general management, sponsorship, media sales and production operations. The American has lived and worked across the Asia Pacific for the last 20 years in Hong Kong, Australia, Thailand and Singapore. Josh has vast practice on both the commercial and operations sides of the sports business. He possesses a successful track record of creating partnerships and profitable business ventures in diverse cultural environments. Before joining the Asian Tour, Josh was Senior Vice President at Dentsu Sports Asia (DSA) in Singapore (www.dentsusports.com) and prior to that he founded and led IEC in Sports’ (a Lagardere Sports company) business in Asia from 2000 to 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Communications degree from American University in Washington, D.C. and an MBA from the National University of Singapore.
Global Head of Music Sourcing
The Coca-Cola Company
Joshua is responsible for managing how The Coca-Cola Company procures and leverages music for marketing campaigns around the globe. This includes overseeing a network of music partners that supply music content for advertising, as well as developing musically-integrated marketing campaigns and global programs.
Joshua earned his Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Performance from Roosevelt University, Chicago.
President and Chief Executive Officer
SECA (Sports Entertainment Content Activation)
Li Sheng is the President and CEO of SECA. He received his MBA in the Warsaw Sports Center of the University of Oregon.
Li was the former Vice President of Market Development and China Head of Marketing for Visa. From there is became the first ever General Manager from mainland China in Visa’s twenty year history in mainland China. He led the global task force for the Visa Beijing Olympic Game sponsorship and delivered one of the most successful activation programs in Visa’s twenty years of Olympic Sponsorship history.
Chief Operating Officer
Mandar Thakur is COO of Times Music, one of India’s leading record labels and music publishers. Times Music is a division of India’s largest media conglomerate – The Times of India group. Mandar began his career in Hong Kong with The Entertainment Co. group working for their Asian concert promotion business in the early ‘90s, post which he helped set up the path breaking 24 hour music television station Channel [V] in India, and subsequently pioneered the digital music landscape in Asia, as part of the founding team at Soundbuzz, then Asia/India’s largest digital music distribution company, which got acquired by Motorola in early 2008.
Managing Director, Asia
beIN Media Group
beIN Media Group is a leading global network broadcasting in MENA region, France, Spain, USA, Canada, Asia and Australia/NZ providing exclusive access to prime sporting competitions.
Mike is the Managing Director in Asia where the Group continues to expand its reach in line with its plans to grow geographically while developing new genres and greater content production.
Prior to joining beIN, Mike was the CEO of the Asian Tour, the men’s professional golf tour in Asia. Prior to that Mike spent 12-years at ESPN STAR Sports, in senior management roles.
Founder & CEO
Phil McIntyre, entrepreneur and a top entertainment executive, is the CEO of Philymack, the entertainment and music management company for multi-platinum artists Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, and Joe Jonas/DNCE. In 2015, McIntyre who is also a Billboard Power 100 honoree, put Philymack at the forefront of content creation, music, and endorsement landscapes by forging two strategic partnerships: the first one with Roc Nation, and a second one with the launch of Safehouse Records, a joint venture with Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, and Island Records. Additionally, in 2016, McIntyre launched Philymack Games, a mobile gaming venture, with Kevin Jonas II, and Roc Nation. Most recently, he was inducted into Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business” honorees and currently serves on the advisory board for Ember Technologies.
Chairman & CEO
Mobilium Global Limited
Ralph Simon is one of the founders of the global mobile entertainment and social media industry, a visionary and innovator, and known as "the father of the ring tone”. Expert in content creation, smartphone lifestyles and multi-screen creativity, he founded and grew Zomba/Jive Records in the 80s and 90s into the top global indie music label & publisher, and then founded the world's first international commercial ring tone service. One of the world's top 50 executives in mobile since 2005, Ralph relentlessly searches the world for the smartest new mobile and wireless apps, VR, creativity and content. He understands that the future belongs to “Screenagers" everywhere and this foresight makes him know all about mobile multi-screen use and what's coming next on smartphones and screens of all sizes. Currently involved in: Mobile Games and music (making the first-ever John Lennon mobile game and VR), and developing the 1st British Professional Basketball League.
Responsible for curating and programming some of the world’s most important start-up & future tech gatherings worldwide: in Europe: the auspicious and important Pioneers (Future Tech Festival),Vienna; Africa: The African Leadership Network; USA & Canada: Digital Entertainment World, CTIA’s Mobile Convention in Las Vegas, Canadian Music Week, and Singularity University’s Exponential Health in San Diego. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK, and CEO/Founder of Mobilium Global, the international mobile cool hunters. Ralph is based in London, or on a plane to where mobile start-up innovation calls for discovery, development and investment.
Vice President, Content Acquisition
CEO and Co-Founder
Sarah Wood is co-founder and CEO of video ad tech company Unruly, where she ensures the company delivers the most awesome social video campaigns on the planet.
91% of Ad Age 100 brands have trusted Unruly to connect with audiences at speed and scale across the Open Web. Unruly has a presence across 20 different locations, employs 300 people and was acquired by News Corp in September 2015.
Sarah has been voted Business Insider's #3 Coolest Woman in Tech, Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year, Best CEO of the Year at The 2016 Europas Awards, City AM Entrepreneur of the Year 2015, and one of Ad Age's 20 Women to Watch in Europe. She is a member of Tech City’s Entrepreneur Advisory Panel, a Technology Ambassador for London and was awarded an OBE in June 2016.
Sarah is also an associate lecturer at the University of Cambridge, where she teaches a course in Mash-Ups, Memes and LOLitics: Online Video Culture and the Screen Media Revolution.
Global Head of Family & Education Partnerships, Google Play
Shazia Makhdumi oversees global business development for educational apps and games on Google Play. Her team is responsible for finding the best apps for kids and families and bringing them to Play. They work with developers worldwide to help them grow their businesses on Android, and with internal teams to influence product development within key areas including business models, discovery and distribution.
Shazia has been in the tech industry for over 15 years, from Netscape in the early days of the Internet to her own venture ColorStories, an app allowing kids to create personalized books. She has a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, and an MBA from Stanford.
MD Kobalt Music Group ANZ, GM Kobalt Music Group Asia
Kobalt Music Group
Simon Moor is the GM Kobalt Music Group Asia, and MD of AU/NZ. Prior to Kobalt Simon was Head of A&R at EMI Music and then Sony/ATV. Simon oversees the Publishing, Recordings and Neighbouring Rights divisions of Kobalt, just recently having established Kobalt Music in Asia, with the office based in Hong Kong. Simon works directly with Kobalt’s extensive roster including Blue Mountain Music (Bob Marley), Elvis Presley, Max Martin, Stevie Nicks, Bon Jovi, Beck, Moby, Lionel Richie, LCD Soundsystem, Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Richard Ashcroft (The Verve), Gotye, Neil Finn, Future Classic (Flume), Sweat It Out (Rufus).
Managing Director for Asia
As Spotify’s Managing Director for Asia, Sunita drives the strategic direction of the service as it continues to reach out to a rapidly growing audience of music fans across the region. Since since setting Spotify's Asia HQ in Singapore office in 2013, Sunita has led the service’s expansion across Asia as well as managing the region's revenue division. Apart from helming Spotify launches in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan,Indonesia and the Philippines, Sunita has overseen the growth of crucial business units in the region, including partnerships, product programming, payments and conversion.
Ted is a Director for IHS Markit’s Television research team. He is responsible for tracking and analysing key new trends affecting the TV industry, assessing the impact these will have on pay TV operators, broadcasters, content owners and other important players from across the value chain. Ted has been analysing the TV industry since 2006, contributing to research on a wide range of areas. Topics frequently covered include pay TV diversification, platform evolution, multiscreen/online video, bundling strategies and channels evolution. Ted is a regular speaker at industry events, having presented on topics including operator-SVoD partnerships, content strategies for cable providers and social TV.
Mission Hills Group
Tenniel Chu, born in 1976 in Hong Kong, is the Vice Chairman of Mission Hills Group, the owner and operator of Mission Hills Golf Club, the largest golf facility in the world. With clubhouses in Shenzhen, Dongguan and Haikou – and a profile that is global in its reach – Mission Hills is pioneering the golf and leisure tourism industry in China.
Vice President, Business Development, Asia
Netflix Pte. Ltd
Tony Zameczkowski is a senior executive with more than 17 years’ experience in the media and technology industry. Tony recently joined Netflix's regional headquarter in Singapore as Vice President, Business Development, Asia. As part of his new role at Netflix, he is responsible for leading the company’s strategic partnerships efforts and teams in Asia. Prior to Netflix, Tony was running the international operations of Victorious, and spent 8 years at Google/YouTube in Europe and Asia. Tony also worked for 6 years at Warner Bros. Television as Sales and Business Development Manager, licensing content to broadcasters and VOD platforms in Europe.
Global Head of Creator Services
Universal Music Group
Ty oversees UMG’s technology strategy. He directs new initiatives that leverage the company’s extensive digital assets, infrastructure and data resources to develop new creative and commercial opportunities for the company’s artists and labels. The intersection of music and technology is an extremely exciting space. It is full of promise and opportunity for artists and labels to create thrilling new experiences for fans, both directly and with our digital and consumer electronics partners.
Director of Economics
Will Page is the Director of Economics at Spotify. He was previously the Chief Economist at PRS for Music. There he published pioneering work on Adding Up The Industry, the Long Tail and Radiohead's In Rainbows – where he famously asked if legal free could compete with illegal free. Since joining Spotify, he has presented new insights on the 'Anatomy of a Hit' for artists like Lorde, Mr Probz and Meghan Trainor and recently published the global value of music copyright.
Across both roles, he is actively involved in policy work, demonstrating to the UK Government that music was seven times more valuable to UK plc than first thought, advising on national statistics and the implications of Brexit to UK media. He is passionate about teaching the economics of digital media and his work is regularly featured in The Economist and Financial Times and was recently profiled in The Daily Telegraph. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.
The fan is in control.
The Music, Sports, Gaming, Online Media and Marketing industries are now powered by their fans who are faced with infinite entertainment choices. If your business is to engage and entertain this audience, then the award-winning All That Matters 2017 is for you!
Back at the Ritz-Carlton from 11-13 September, Branded is proud to present a distinguished and diverse line-up of world-class speakers who will offer a unique perspective on a converged entertainment mediaverse.
In 2016, All That Matters brought over 1,200 executives from 30+ countries to tune into 172 speakers across the week. Take a look at our 2017 Event Summary for more details.
QQ Music at Tencent Holdings Limited
Mr. Andy Ng joined Tencent in 2011, where he is in charge of managing China’s largest streaming music platform QQ Music. In addition to managing QQ Music’s day-to-day operations, he leads several other key initiatives of QQ Music, such as ensuring the platform provides exclusive, new contents to its users, reaching service revenue target, and developing new advertising, VIP and new market strategies. His work has helped to make QQ Music a leading brand in the digital music industry. Before joining Tencent, he was the Head of Content Partnership and Entertainment at Nokia (Greater China Region). In his previous experiences, he had also held senior positions in companies such as Hong Kong PCCW Limited, U.S Yahoo, AOL and University of Southern California.
President and Managing Director
Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific (DNAP)
Arthur Bastings is President and Managing Director, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific (DNAP), a division of Discovery Communications, the #1 pay-TV programmer in the world. Based in Discovery’s headquarters in Singapore, Bastings is responsible for the company’s commercial and operational units, including sales, channel distribution, production operations, research, marketing, communications and digital media for Discovery’s 15 entertainment brands in the region. Bastings is charged with maximising the potential of Discovery’s business and workforce to accelerate the company’s expansion. Working closely with the international senior management team and the country heads, he develops Discovery’s overall strategies to drive revenue across ad sales and distribution, further augment the portfolio, and define priorities and opportunities for partnerships to boost the content and profile, including fortifying Discovery’s sports offering in the region.
Chairman of Global Music and President of Global Touring
Live Nation Entertainment
Fogel has spent 35 years working behind the scenes to build worldwide tours that are among the highest-grossing in history, including those by U2, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Sting and Beyoncé.
He’s been on the Billboard Power 100 list each of the last four years and was the subject of the documentary, “Who The F**k Is Arthur Fogel” in which U2’s Bono calls him “clearly the most important person in live music in the world.”
Fogel began his promoting career in 1981 in his native Canada. He joined a predecessor of Live Nation in 1998 and has overseen global touring since.
YouTube superstar and entrepreneur
She’s the queen of YouTube with over 12 million subscribers and over a billion views, designer, entrepreneur, named two years in a row by Time Magazine as one of the most influential teens in the world and has also interviewed the President of the United States; What’s next for this digital superstar?
Renault Sport Racing
Cyril heads up Renault Sport Racing, overseeing all engineering and commercial aspects of the company to ensure optimum performance and excellence from every department.
Cyril knows Renault and F1 inside out. After graduating from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, he joined Renault in 2001 and worked in various positions at company HQ in France and at the F1 team in Enstone. He became Development Director of the Renault F1 Team in 2007 and Executive Director in 2010 before moving back to Viry in 2011, following the sale of the team to Genii Capital. Cyril’s astute commercial sense and business acumen led to him being head hunted by the Caterham F1 Team in 2012 to become team principal.
Cyril re-joined Renault in September 2014 to become Managing Director of Renault Sport. Last year, he successfully led the Renault Group transaction which saw Renault's return to F1 following the purchase of the Lotus F1 team on 18 December. In 2016, Cyril was appointed Managing Director of Renault Sport Racing formerly Lotus.
Founder & CEO
Dave Jordan is the founder, CEO and creative leader of Format Entertainment. Jordan’s music supervision credits include some of the world’s most successful film franchises, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man, Avengers, Transformers, American Pie and many more. His company Format Entertainment is a collaborative workplace for music supervisors to share ideas, experience and pool resources. It is the largest collection of theatrical and television music supervisors working in the industry. Clients include Marvel Studios, Warner Consumer Products, Mattel and marquee projects such as Captain America: Civil War, Straight Outta Compton, Empire and the Barbie and D.C. SuperHero Girls campaigns. Dave sits on the Board of Governors for the Grammy Committee in Los Angeles.
Dave McClure is the founding partner of 500 Startups, a venture capital firm and startup incubator in Silicon Valley with over $125M under management.He has been an investor in hundreds of companies around the world including Credit Karma, Twilio, MakerBot, Wildfire Interactive, Viki, Mashery, SendGrid, Mint.com, and SlideShare, among others. Dave has been geeking out in Silicon Valley for over twenty-five years as a developer, entrepreneur, blogger, investor, and internet marketing nerd. He has worked with companies such as PayPal, Founders Fund, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twilio, Mint.com, Simply Hired, O'Reilly Media, Intel, & Microsoft.
As CEO of NBA China, David Shoemaker oversees a staff based in the NBA's Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei and Hong Kong offices, and manages the league's business and basketball development in the region, including television, digital media, marketing partnerships, consumer products, events, communications, social responsibility and new initiatives.
Shoemaker has been instrumental in expanding the league’s presence in Greater China, including the expanded partnership with China Central Television (CCTV) and the five-year expansion of the Tencent partnership, which is the league’s largest international digital partnership. Shoemaker also played a key role in bringing the Chinese Ministry of Education on as a strategic partner of NBA China in basketball development.
Prior to his time at the NBA, Shoemaker served as President of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), leading an unprecedented worldwide expansion of women's professional tennis.
In 2008, Shoemaker was named to the Sports Business Journal's Forty Under 40 list.
Chairman & CEO, Australia & New Zealand, President, Asia
Sony Music Entertainment
Denis Handlin AM is the Chairman & CEO of Sony Music Entertainment Australia & New Zealand and President, Asia. He commenced his career with the company in 1970 and has been leading since 1984. Denis is also the Chair of ARIA and the Chairman of the IFPI Asia Board.
In 1996, he became the first Sony Music executive to receive the CEO Special Recognition Award. Denis was awarded an Order of Australia in 2005 recognizing his services to charities, performers and the music industry.
Further prestigious awards include the APRA Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to the Music Industry, “Label Executive of the Year – Major” from the Worldwide Radio Summit Industry Awards Los Angeles & the ARIA Industry Icon Award.
Denis is a founding Director of Sony Foundation, and the Patron of the Youth off the Streets Scholarship Program and a board member of the Ricky Stuart Foundation supporting children with autism.
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Henry oversees all content, marketing and ad sales strategy for the group; including TV, OTT, digital, radio, publications and films. With 13,000 hours of annual production, over 180 TV channels and 70 homegrown Astro-branded channels, 9 leading FM radio stations, 9 publications and digital magazines, Astro reaches out to over 69% of homes, 20 million viewers, 13 million listeners and over 6 million readers.
Henry’s focus on constant innovation has resulted in several firsts. He spearheaded the vision of entertaining educational content and redefined the value perception of Pay TV. He introduced Astro First, a theatre window Pay-Per-View movie service, which challenged traditional windows and delivered unprecedented revenues.
Henry is a firm believer in Asian content IPs. He pioneered vernacularisation and championed local content initiatives that were highly successful, from Malay comedy to Hokkien entertainment, Islamic lifestyle, and box office record breaking films, including the #1 Malaysian movie.
Chief Marketing Officer
Howie is responsible for charting StarHub’s brand and marketing strategies across all marketing functions and ensuring overall marketing synergy and brand consistency. Customer value management also falls under his purview. In addition, he oversees StarHub’s Mobility, Pay TV and Broadband businesses as well as its Content and Local Production teams.
Howie was the Vice President, Corporate Development of Lenovo's Worldwide Finance Organisation, where he oversaw Lenovo's end-to-end Post Merger Management and related Merger & Acquisition matters. Previously, he was Lenovo’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Emerging Markets Group, and was responsible for the strategy and execution of marketing and communications in the China, Eastern Europe, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Latin America, Middle East, Russia, Taiwan and ASEAN markets.
Howie is the current President of Singapore Computer Society’s Executive Council, and is also on the management board for NUS Institute of System Science as well as the advisory committee for Nanyang Polytechnic School of IT and Anderson Junior College.
Ma Guoli, Deputy Chairman of LeSports, is one of the most influential figures in the Chinese sports and broadcasting industry. Ma joined China Central Television’s sport department in 1982 and had led CCTV Sports for 16 years, in charge of CCTV’s coverage of FIFA World Cup (1990, 1994, 1998, 2002), Olympic Games (1992, 1996, 2000, 2004), and Asian Games (1990 to 2002). Ma became the COO of Beijing Olympic Broadcasting from 2005 to 2008. He then became the chairman of Guangzhou Asian Game Broadcasting in 2009. Before joining LeSports, Ma was the Chairman of Infront China from 2014 to 2016.
Since bursting onto the scene in 2011, multi-platinum selling recording artists Pentatonix have sold more than 3.2 million albums in the U.S. alone, won 2 Grammy Awards, sold out venues worldwide, have amassed over 1.5 billion views on their YouTube channel with over 10.5 million subscribers and appeared in the feature film Pitch Perfect 2. Their latest release, Pentatonix debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Current Albums Chart and is certified gold by the RIAA. The first single, “Can’t Sleep Love” has over 18 million views on YouTube. The group’s holiday album, That’s Christmas To Me, is certified double platinum by the RIAA and features their recent 2016 Grammy winning track, “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy.”
All 7 of their releases have peaked within the Top 5 on Billboard’s Digital Albums Chart with 6 of those releases reaching the Top 10 or higher on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. Most recently, the group received 2 gold certifications for their “Daft Punk” medley and cover of Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” ft. Lindsey Stirling. That’s Christmas To Me was the 4th best-selling album of 2014. The group released their very first documentary (On My Way Home) which follows the quintet on their sold out 2015 North American Tour featuring behind-the-scenes footage, live performance and the making of their debut studio album, Pentatonix. The group continues on their 2016 World Tour in support of their self-titled gold-certified album.
Playing legend and ambassador for Liverpool FC
Robert Bernard "Robbie" Fowler (born 9 April 1975) is an English former professional footballer and manager who played as a striker from 1993 to 2012. Fowler was known for being a natural scorer with an instinctive goal-poaching ability.
A boyhood Evertonian, Fowler is best remembered for his time at Liverpool and is the sixth-highest goalscorer in the history of the Premier League. He scored 183 goals in total for Liverpool, 128 of which were scored in the Premier League (162 Premier League goals in total). He earned the nickname "God" from the Anfield crowd, becoming a club legend due to his ruthlessness in front of goal. He subsequently played for Leeds United and Manchester City, before returning to Liverpool in January 2006.
He was capped for England 26 times, scoring 7 goals. Fowler was included in England's squads for Euro 96, Euro 2000 and the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
His first football school, Fowler Education & Football Academy, opened in Liverpool last summer.
Head of Global Content Acquisitions and Distribution
Sam Toles is Head of Global Content Acquisitions and Distribution of Vimeo. In this role, he leads the Content, Audience Development and Operations teams for Vimeo’s On Demand business.
A 19-year veteran of the entertainment industry, Sam’s career began in theatrical marketing with New Line Cinema and Warner Brothers, followed by home entertainment marketing roles at Paramount Pictures and Rhino.
Prior to joining Vimeo, Toles was Vice President of Content Strategy for Gaiam, building the content foundation and strategy for the company’s a widely distributed SVOD service, GaiamTV.
Chief Brand Officer & TV Personality
As Chief Brand Officer, Stephanie is responsible for working with WWE’s business units to support key growth initiatives and represents WWE as its global brand ambassador among key constituencies including government, advertisers, media, business partners and investors. She is the primary spokesperson for WWE's CSR initiatives, including Special Olympics, Susan G. Komen and Be a STAR, WWE’s anti-bullying program. In 2014, Stephanie and her husband, Paul Levesque, established Connor’s Cure, a fund dedicated to furthering Pediatric cancer research. In 2015, Stephanie was named to WWE’s Board of Directors. Stephanie is also a TV personality, appearing regularly on WWE’s flagship programming.
Group Chief Commercial Officer
City Football Group
Tom is a highly respected sports management professional who has spent more than twenty-five years working in Baseball, Basketball, Hockey and Football in both the US and the UK.
In 2012 Tom joined Manchester City as Chief Commercial & Operating Officer for Manchester City FC as well as Managing Director of City Football Marketing. City Football Marketing’s services include partnership sales and activation, content production and distribution, retail and licensing and fan relationship management for all of CFG’s clubs: New York City FC (USA) Manchester City FC (UK) Melbourne City FC (Australia) and Yokohama F. Marinos (Japan). In February 2015, Tom returned to the USA and was named President of the newest MLS franchise, New York City FC. Tom returned to the UK in June this year to take on the role of Group Chief Commercial Officer and Managing Director of City Football Marketing.
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Strategically creating and distributing content across Branded's different social networks
Sleep is for the dead.
Social media... or cat videos
What they call me:
Mama-san for the Marketing and Operations of our business. Rudolph and sometimes the reins to Jasper’s Santa.
What I really do:
Strive to ensure we have the right people, processes, priorities and communications in place to wholeheartedly deliver results that matter.
Watch out for:
My close protection agent, Agatha.
Gina 'Dalai' Lama
Work closely with the talent and production teams to produce the highest quality entertainment for the world over.
Everything and anything that I can help with!
Contact me for: Production related queries
Setting corporate strategy and steering the ship.
Coordinate maternity leave.
"No one looks back on their life and remembers the nights they had plenty of sleep".
Communicate, operate, facilitate!
Anything I’m asked.
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough!”
Anything event related.
In service for everything that relates to design & creative, come to me and I'll give you a solution.
Ensure anything people give me turns out to be pretty.
Keeping it simple, Nat
Co-ordinate the suite of Branded’s global projects.
Paddle - the greater the distance the bigger the challenge.
Support in event production elements
The girl with crazy hair colour
I work with an awesome team to put on 3 crazy nights of new music.
The above and then some.
Anything Artist Relations / Festival Relations.
Ensure we deliver it & a bit for our YouTube FanFest partners and keep them coming back for more
Mastermind the execution of FanFest partnership collaborations + turn the value volume up loud
My big earring days - I mean business!
Anything other than sales.
Anything Jasper doesn’t want to do.
The longest service staff and a new mommy at Branded.
Toe-Knee (or The American).
Design Music Matters program and secure panel and keynote speakers.
“Don’t ask, don’t get.”
Program and Speakers.
Sponsorship Business Development + Brand Partnership Marketing + Activation
I bring balance in the force in Brand Relationship Marketing. Creating creative content and Brand Opportunities to Connect, Engage & Motivate
Only way to find out is to TRY before you BUY
Assist Suki (eg.record invoice or payments) and general operation