Vice President Marketing
Lufthansa German Airlines
Branded creates and produces live media that matters, connecting businesses, brands, celebrities and fans through large and small scale events including the YouTube FanFest global tour, It’s A Girl Thing and the “Matters” B2B festivals covering music, sports, gaming, digital and marketing.
Specialising in the media, entertainment and sports industries in Asia Branded was founded in 2002 and has been recognised as a “Top 10 Event Marketing Agency” by Marketing Magazine and is a two-time winner of the prestigious Singapore Experience Best Trade Event of the Year award.
Branded excels in the conceptualisation, programming, organisation, and production of dynamic conferences, live music festivals, educational academies, and fan events in Asia. Branded is an independent company staffed by passionate multi-cultural, multi-lingual and multi-talented individuals with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore and affiliations reaching all corners of the world.
Vice President Marketing
Lufthansa German Airlines
Alexander Schlaubitz took up his role as Vice President Marketing at Lufthansa Passenger Airlines in Frankfurt in January 2013. In this position, he is responsible for the airlines’ entire marketing activities. Besides advertising and brand management, this includes direct marketing and marketing analysis, all digital marketing activities and the publication of the LH Magazines. Most recently, Alexander worked for Facebook as Director of Customer Marketing for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). After graduating in business studies from the University of Missouri, USA, he gained his first, professional experience at a number of marketing companies in the USA. In 2001, he moved to the global advertising agency Leo Burnett and in 2003 to the communications agency Change Communications. His responsibilities there included the strategic planning for clients such as Johnson & Johnson, Adecco, Campari and Nokia. Three years later, Alexander became marketing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Intel Corporation in Munich, before moving to the same position at Facebook in 2011.
President, Australia & Asia Pacific Region
Universal Music Publishing
Andrew looks after Australia, Asia including Japan and China, India, Russia, Africa and the Middle East for Universal Music Publishing. he started my career in records at Polygram in 1981, moving to BMG and Music Publishing in 1993. In 2007 Andrew joined Universal Music Publishing. He is a current Board member, and former Chairman, of ICMP (the International Confederation of Music Publishers), and a founder member and current Board member of IMPA (the International Music Publishers Association). During his time in records and publishing he has worked with The Bee Gees, The Cure, Pete Townshend/The Who, Robert Plant, Iron Maiden, Freddie Mercury, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tom Waits, Siouxsie and the Banshees and many others.
NBA 2K League
As Managing Director of the NBA 2K League, Brendan Donohue is responsible for overseeing the newly formed esports league set to launch in 2018. Donohue, a sports industry veteran with more than two decades of experience in team and league operations, manages a league that will feature 17 NBA teams in its inaugural season. Prior to assuming his current role in April 2017, Donohue served as Senior Vice President of the NBA’s industry-renowned Team Marketing & Business Operations (TMBO) department, where he led the strategic planning and management for all teams across the NBA, WNBA and NBA G League, helping them innovate in sales, marking, digital and analytical areas of their business.
CEO & Executive Producer
Changhan Kim, also known as CH, is chief executive officer and executive producer of PUBG Corporation. PUBG Corp., established in 2009 as Bluehole Ginno Games and later renamed to the current title, is the publisher and developer of the blockbuster battle royale video game,PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. Since its release, PUBG has received worldwide acclaim, achieving seven Guinness World Records and winning multiple game awards worldwide. Headquartered in Korea, PUBG Corp. currently has six operational offices globally across North America, Europe, Japan, China. CH’s journey in the gaming industry began since July 2000. After 8 years of experiences as creative and technical lead at local game studios including Imazic and Nextplay, CH moved to Ginno Games, which later became Bluehole Ginno Games, to take the role as chief technology officer and development producer. In early 2015, CH, believing that taking challenges is necessary for success, started the project ‘PUBG’ together with a small team of 30, which now has become a signature of the battle royale genre, selling over 42 million copies globally in only one year of release. CH graduated from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology with PhD, Masters and Bachelors' degrees in Computer Science.
Founder and CEO
Chatri Sityodtong is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, Asia’s largest global sports media property in history with a broadcast to over 1.7 billion potential viewers across 136 countries around the world. ONE Championship is a celebration of Asia’s greatest cultural treasure, martial arts, and its deep-rooted Asian values of integrity, humility, kindness, honor, respect, courage, discipline, and compassion. Through the power of media and the magic of storytelling, ONE Championship is on a mission to unleash real life superheroes, celebrate values, ignite dreams, inspire nations, and change the world. Sityodtong is a self-made entrepreneur and lifelong martial artist from Thailand. His rags-to-riches life story has inspired millions around the world on BBC, CNN, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Channel NewsAsia, and other major media.
Head of GO-STUDIO, Sr. VP Go-JEK
Christopher joined GO-JEK in 2017, moving to Jakarta after 6 years working in the Singapore media landscape. A California native, his career is a mix of media, design, and storytelling. Having worked with category leading clients such as Disney, Apple, ESPN, Quiksilver, Adidas, and others, Christopher is now leading GO-JEK’s first foray into the entertainment industry as Head of GO-STUDIO.
Head of Talent & Partnerships
YG Entertainment USA
Danny Lee is the Head of Talent and Partnerships at YG Entertainment USA, whose mission is to build cultural bridges between Asia and North America through music, esports and content. Danny overlooks strategy for YG’s roster and business development initiatives in the Western Territories. Before YG, Danny held strategic roles with management for Will.i.am, the Black Eyed Peas, Afrojack, and others, and has extensive tech industry experience.
Vice President, Media
Unilever Asia, Africa, Russia
David is responsible for one of the largest media budgets in a diverse region spanning 14 time zones. He is responsible for driving the company’s innovation in Communications Channel Planning with a strong focus on Unilever’s development as a major force in digital marketing in the region.
David was educated at Dulwich College, London and the Open University Business School, UK. He spent 25 years in UK agencies before a 7-year stay in Asia Pacific with Mindshare, where he managed the agency’s multimarket relationship with Unilever.
He joined Unilever in 2010 and has managed its media operations in multiple markets including APAC.
Believe Distribution Services
Denis Ladegaillerie is the founder and CEO of Believe Group created in 2005. The group develops products and services for artists and labels under the Believe & TuneCore brands, while also developing specialized labels such as AllPoints, Naïve, MusiCast or SoulFood. Believe collaborates with many artists, who are served by 500 staff in 32 offices around the world. Denis started working in digital music in 2001 in the United States with MP3.com, eMusic and Rollingstone.com.
President and CEO
Globe Telecom, Inc.
Ernest Cu is the President and CEO of Globe Telecom, Inc., the leading telecommunications company in the Philippines. Under his visionary leadership, Globe has outperformed industry growth with the company breaking records across all key product groups, brands and market segments, catapulting Globe as the number one mobile brand in the country. In 2017, he was hailed as the Philippines’ Best CEO by Finance Asia. A second for Cu, he first received the award in 2010. Also in 2017, for the fifth straight year, Cu was recognized as one of the 100 most influential telecom leaders worldwide by London-based Global-Telecoms Business Magazine Power 100. Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific has also named him CEO of the Year twice, first in 2012, and again in 2017.
Communication University of China
Zhang Fengyan, associated professor of Faculty of Music and Recording Art in Communication University of China. She once studied the Music Industry in Northeastern University in Boston and gave lectures concerning China Music Industry in University of Edinburgh University, Stanford University,Peking University, Drexel University, Columbia College Chicago and other universities. In 2017, she published the monograph American Sight: The International Communication of Chinese Music. She undertook many projects on music industry, such as The International Communication of Chinese Music (National Project), Music Communication in Colleges and Universities (Priority Project of Beijing Municipal), Discovering the The Impact of International Industry Associations on the Development of Music Industry on the Level of Legislation and Practice and so on. Finish relative reports such as Analysis on the Current Situation of Chinese Digital Music Development and the Report on Culture Security of Imported Internet Music. She took part in and wrote Annual Report on Music Industry every year from 2014 to 2018 which were leaded by State Administration of Radio Film and TV (SARFT).
MD, YouTube APAC
Gautam heads up partnerships for YouTube across Asia Pacific and is also responsible for YouTube's overall operations across the region. Prior to his current role, he led the Asia Pacific Product Partnerships team supporting several Google products including Search, Maps, Shopping, Finance and Video. Gautam has been with Google since April, 2005 originally based in California and in Singapore since January, 2009.
Gautam started his career as a Corporate Attorney at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP, a leading Silicon Valley law firm. He has a Juris Doctor from the Boalt Hall School of Law, at the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from UCLA.
Founder & CEO
Ghazi Shami founded EMPIRE in 2010 as an artist-friendly, progressive digital distribution company. After early success, and identifying future icons such as Kendrick Lamar, Sage The Gemini, The Migos, Rich Homie Quan and more, EMPIRE was quickly regarded as a tastemaker in the industry and throughout the years has evolved into a full-fledged record label, distributor and publisher for independent musicians. With the company and roster growing at a breakneck pace, EMPIRE has effectively disrupted a stale business model by bringing its energy, expertise, and acumen to its artists and labels. Given its reputation, EMPIRE works with today's hottest talent from superstars such as T.I. , Snoop Dogg, Too $hort and red-hot newcomers such as Anderson .Paak, XXXTentacion & BROCKHAMPTON.
Greve is the founder and current managing partner of Norwegian full-service music company MER, representing artists such as Alan Walker. Earlier this year, he was appointed Managing Director of Liquid State, the new joint venture formed by Tencent Music and Sony Music, and now splits his time between Oslo and Shanghai.
VICE Asia Pacific
Hosi Simon is the CEO of VICE Asia Pacific. He oversees growth, strategy, and operations across VICE Media’s quickly expanding business in APAC. Previously as Global General Manager in VICE’s Brooklyn HQ, Simon led VICE Digital globally across its owned and operated channels, publishing partnerships, as well as mobile and OTT platforms. Under Simon's purview, VICE has diversified to include a network of digital channels, a television and film production studio, a magazine, in-house creative services agencies, and an international television network, VICELAND. Simon joined VICE in 2007 after five years at Rockstar Games where he served as Head of International. Prior to Rockstar, he was Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of Flyer Media.
EVP and MD (Sports), FOX Networks Group
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.
Global eSports Director
Alisports, Alibaba Group
Jason was brought into Alisports to manage the China event and marketing teams, as well as to build out international capabilities for the company. Jason is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of esport competition IPs around the world.
Founder & CEO
Jonathan Dickins founded and presides as the CEO of September Management. He began his career in the music industry at the age of nineteen as an A&R scout. In 2001 after a nearly decade-long tenure as an A&R manager at Warner Music Group, Dickins started his own record label Showbiz Recordings. The labels first release “Daydream in Blue” by I Monster reached number 20 on the UK Official Singles Chart. This was quickly followed by Panjabi MC’s single “Mundian To Bach Ke”— which became the first ever Punjabi language hit record when it reached the top 5 in the UK, and later spawned a guest vocal from Jay Z. In 2003, the label released British Grammy-nominated recording artist M.I.A.’s debut single “Galang,” after which Maya Arulpragasam asked him to manage her career and thus starting Jonathan’s highly respected and incredibly successful journey in artist management. Under Dickins’s management, M.I.A was signed to XL Recordings and released her debut album Arular to immense critical acclaim. In 2006, having just started September Management, Dickins met British singer Adele. Under the company’s guidance, Adele’s success has been an unprecedented global phenomenon. Through her releases ‘19’, ‘21’, and ‘25’, she has sold over 65 million albums worldwide and has won, an Oscar, Golden Globe ,9 Brit Awards and 15 Grammys including being the only artist in Grammy history to win The Big Three -Album of the Year, Record of The Year and Song of The Year with two consecutive albums ( 21 and 25). In 2016, Dickins and his team executed a 123 date sold out world tour of arenas and stadiums breaking a number of venue attendance records in the process. The success with Adele has led him to work with her collaborators, Grammy Award winning producers Paul Epworth and Rick Rubin. Paul Epworth has worked with internationally renowned artists such as Florence & The Machine, U2, Lorde, Coldplay, Rihanna, and Paul McCartney, while Rick Rubin has worked with the likes of Jay Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash, The Beastie Boys, Kanye West, Public Enemy, Lana Del Rey, and Ed Sheeran. Since its inception, September Management’s roster has grown to also include 15 x Grammy Award winning mix engineer Tom Elmhirst, who has worked alongside David Bowie, Amy Winehouse, Frank Ocean, U2, Bruce Springsteen and Adele. Artists managed by the company include Platinum selling trio London Grammar, Brit Award and Mercury Music Prize nominee Jamie T, the critically acclaimed King Krule, fast rising newcomer Rex Orange County and XL Recordings label founder Richard Russell, amongst others. September Management has offices in London, New York, and Los Angeles. In 2012, Jonathan was awarded the title of 'Manager of the Year’ at the Music Week Awards and in 2016 September Management received The David Enthoven Award for ‘Management Company of The Year’ at the Music Business Worldwide A&R Awards. An award that was extremely gratifying as it awarded the team and and was a reflection of September’s model of developing and partnering with some of the best managers of tomorrow.
EVP/Director of Music
Grey Townhouse WPP
Josh Rabinowitz, has produced over 10000 tracks for brands, cinema, recording labels and television. His branded work includes several ground breaking initiatives utilizing artists such as Black Eyed Peas, Run DMC (their last known recording together), Rihanna and Sia. Rabinowitz been called a “New Music Mogul” by Fast Company; “Beethoven’s Greatest Fan” by NPR; and “The Voice” of the music-branding space in the press. He’s spoken at every major music conference. Rabinowitz is an Adjunct Professor at NYU and The New School, and has been a columnist for Billboard’s “With the Brand”. He’s been cited in The NY Times, Rolling Stone, Crain’s, Forbes, Time, The New Yorker, etc. and has appeared on Bloomberg TV News and NPR as an expert on Music in Media. He has written several Op-Ed POV pieces for such major trade publications as AdAge, Adweek, Shoot, Creativity and Campaign. Rabinowitz was chosen to be the inaugural President of the new Cannes Music Lions Jury in 2016. He has been a bandleader and trombonist based in the world’s cultural capital – aka, Brooklyn!
China Sports Media. Co., Ltd
Jun Zhao, CEO of the China Sports Media(CSM), has transformed CSM through ever-widening businesses to become the leading sports marketing agency in China. She leads on negotiating and distributing sports media rights across China, dedicating to delivering growth in properties. CSM now has the rights to top-flight national and international sports broadcasting content including the Chinese Super League, AFC Champions League, AFC Asian Cup, J League, Bundesliga, A League and MSL, etc. In 2015, CSM landed all media rights to the CSL from 2016 to 2020 in a deal worth Yn8 billion, which represented a 20-fold increase in the value of the rights. Holding CFA policy changes have affected the “commercial value” of the CSL, Jun this year leads renegotiations and communicates effectively with the CSL and CFA to extend the agreement to 2025 at Yn11 billion, dedicating to long-term and sustainable development of Chinese football.
Multi GRAMMY® Award-nominated musician Kaskade is an innovator in the music industry. Touring the world and playing to tens of millions people around the globe, his handwriting is all over the history of electronic music and his influence today is at an all-time high.
Kaskade’s success hasn’t been immediate but has been legendary. He was the first DJ to land a residency in Las Vegas, has played Coachella four times (drawing the two largest crowds at the time in 2016), has 10 studio albums and six GRAMMY® nominations. Most recently, Kaskade just drew a sold out crowd of 32,000 to Sun Soaked, his annual summer beach event. This is the largest crowd gathered in the electronic musical space for a solo headliner.
VP, Global Head of Content Partnerships
Kay M. Madati is the Global VP, and Head of Content Partnerships @Twitter, Inc. overseeing worldwide efforts to engage with media and content publishers across the categories of TV, Film, Music, Sports, News, Lifestyle, Influencers, and Creators. Charged with the executional strategies for how publishers can extend, scale, market, and monetize their content across the Twitter’s passionate and engaged users. Prior to joining Twitter, Mr. Madati was Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer at BET Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc. Prior to Viacom he was the Head of Entertainment & Media at Facebook, Inc.
Executive Vice President, Youth and Music & Chief Marketing Officer
Viacom International Media Networks
Kerry Taylor is Executive Vice President, Youth and Music for Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), giving her lead responsibility for the MTV brand internationally and for overseeing non-music programming and content development for all MTV-branded channels outside the US. Based in London and working with MTV’s regional leadership around the world, Taylor leads in how the MTV brand is positioned and presented, as well as in developing original programmes and identifying acquisitions. In 2015, Taylor was also appointed as Chief Marketing Officer for VIMN’s pan-regional operations managed out of the UK, giving her marketing oversight of VIMN’s brands – Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Channel, Spike, BET – in over 30 countries, as well as Channel 5 in the UK.
Kevin Lin is Co-Founder and former COO of Twitch, the world’s leading multiplayer entertainment platform and community for gamers and creators. Twitch empowers more than 2 million creators each month to turn their creativity into careers by broadcasting and engaging with more than 15 million viewers every day. Kevin extends his passion for enabling creativity through angel investing and advising.
Chief Executive Officer
Mediacorp Pte Ltd
Ms Tham Loke Kheng is CEO and Board Director, Mediacorp. A media industry veteran, Loke Kheng has held leadership roles in terrestrial free-to-air TV, Pay TV and broadband services in leading Asian media companies. In September 2017, Loke Kheng rejoined Mediacorp as its CEO, coming full circle to the organisation where she started her career. During her years away from Mediacorp, Loke Kheng was Head of Content and Marketing at StarHub, President of Taiwan Broadband Communications and Head of NOW TV, the largest Pay TV operator in Hong Kong. Loke Kheng is a graduate of National University of Singapore. She is married to a Singaporean and they have two children.
Ticketmaster Australia and New Zealand
Maria O’Connor, Managing Director of Ticketmaster Australia and New Zealand, is a pioneer and veteran of Australian entertainment and ticketing. For 37 years, Maria has been instrumental in the evolution of ticketing having introduced and implemented many significant changes and innovations which have shaped the ticketing landscape we know today, including the transition from outlets to fully computerized and online ticketing. Maria’s leadership, along with her unrivaled experience and understanding of the ever-changing needs of venues, promoters and event organizers, has propelled Ticketmaster to the region’s leading and preferred ticketing partner. Maria is currently serving as Vice-President of Live Performance Australia and is an alumni of Leadership Victoria (Williamson Community Leadership Program).
Fortis Sports AG
Patrick is the Chairman of Catalyst Media Group Ltd (International Champions Cup); founding partner of Synergy Football AG (marketing partner of CONMEBOL’s Sudamericana and the CBF Brazilian national team domestic media rights); and co-founder of Fortis Sports who in partnership with DDMC were recently awarded the agency partnership with the Asian Football Confederation for the period 2020 through 2028. Previously Patrick was a Managing Director at TEAM Marketing in Switzerland and was responsible for selling all media and sponsorship rights to the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. Patrick started his career in Asia in 1993 founding and managing News Corporation’s (21st Century Fox) sports marketing business in Asia.
Global Head of International Licensing
Paul Smith, Spotify’s Global Head of International Licensing is responsible for the licensing of digital content from the international community of major and independent labels, and publishers around the world.
Since his appointment in February 2017, Paul has played a critical role in launching and introducing Spotify around the world, whilst strengthening Spotify’s relationships with rights holders in emerging markets.
Paul has over 20 years of global experience in the entertainment and technology industry, including leadership roles at, Nokia, Microsoft and MixRadio. Paul began his career at Universal Music, where he later led sales & marketing for the UK classics and jazz division. Paul was also part of Peter Gabriel's digital start-up OD2, which went on to power the world's first download stores (Microsoft, HMV, Virgin, MTV, Coke to name but a few) and the first DSP to license content from the major and independent labels.
Head / Director - Integrated Marketing Communication - South East Asia
The Coca-Cola Company
ESL / Turtle Entertainment GmbH
Ralf Reichert is a man who has lived by his moto, “cut your own path”. Early in his career he joined forces with his brothers and friends and founded the now world-renowned clan, SK-Gaming. From there he founded and grew ESL to the largest esports company in the world. Constantly pushing at the boundaries of what is possible, Ralf’s vision of what the industry could (and should) be, is what has gotten the company so far. As a passionate gamer himself, he is constantly striving to make esports the largest and most attractive sport in the world.
Chief Executive Officer
Applause Entertainment Private Limited
Sameer NAIR- A media & entertainment industry veteran, Sameer Nair’s illustrious career spans across three decades with him holding key positions at leading media houses. Among varied highlights in his career span was the network revamp at Star TV, the launch of Amitabh Bachchan & KBC, and the Balaji soap operas on Star Plus. Leaving Star after a 12 year stint, as CEO, Sameer turned entrepreneur with NDTV Imagine Ltd. Later, he successfully concluded the sale of NDTV Imagine to the Turner Group, to become the CEO of Turner General Entertainment Networks. After this, Sameer went on to join Balaji Telefilms Ltd. as it's Group CEO devising an expansive strategy for the company's foray into digital - their first B2C outreach with ALT Balaji.
In August 2017, Sameer began a new professional journey to helm Applause Entertainment - a Media, Content & IP Creation Studio - promoted by Aditya Birla Group chairman - Kumar Mangalam Birla. With an innate ability to merge quality & creativity with commerce, Sameer aims to build a new ecosystem for content creation & monetization bringing together talent, producers and platforms with Applause Entertainment.
Global Head of Media & Marketing Performance Management
A seasoned media & marketing communications professional with over 25 years of experience, Sital has worked with in both the agency and client world. At Philips, he passionately drives engagement with the increasingly digital consumer and manages overall marketing performance end to end - always with a customer and consumer first approach.
An active member of the global media industry, he sits on several committees within the WFA, Pan-European Viewable Impressions Steering group etc., has been on several juries and speaks on a variety of key issues – helping shape opinion and drive change.
Outside of work he is an avid singer of Indian popular music with a solo album & several live performances around the world to his credit.
Sowmya Subramanian joined Google in 2006 where she was instrumental in the development and growth of several strategic initiatives at YouTube and Google Maps. Sowmya incubates and grows strategic initiatives in the consumer space at Google and is active in empowering and enabling women & girls in technology. In her 10+ years at Google, Sowmya has founded and lead YouTube Kids, YouTube Music, YouTube Live, and has been critical in expanding YouTube’s revenue stream from an ad based model to a paid subscription model (now YouTube Red). Under her leadership, the products have won several awards, including Kidscreen Hot50 Award & best kids app in AppStore awards for YouTube Kids, Sports Emmy in 2012 for the monumental Felix RedBull space jump livestream, and is helping transform YouTube to be one of the top global platforms for music artists and fans. Prior to YouTube, Sowmya lead engineering in Google Maps where she defined and executed on their mapping data and local business efforts, and won several Google leadership awards. Sowmya co-leads Women@ for Google North America. She serves on the advisory board for PBS Kids and iTVS Women & Girls Lead Global.
Sundar is one of India’s leading sports business professionals with over 20 years of experience across sports, advertising, sponsorship and media. Prior to joining Reliance Sports as its Chief Executive Officer, he worked with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and as Chief Operating Officer of the Indian Premier League, where he played an instrumental role in growing the sport to a multi billion dollar property from its inception in 2008 until 2015. Since heading Reliance Sports, he’s been responsible for consolidating and integrating the group’s sports portfolio – including its Foundation activities – and drive new growth opportunities. One of his main undertakings involves redefining the ecosystem of Indian football with the objective of rolling out a club football system that is sustainable and can provide viable career options for aspiring Indian football players.
Global Sponsorship Director
A results driven marketing and sponsorship specialist with over 15 years of experience within the sports / entertainment industry.
Have worked within client, rights-holder and agency environments and activated global partnerships across a broad range of prestigious properties including: FA Premier League, PGA European Tour, US PGA, Formula One, Martin Garrix & Sony Music.
Currently responsible for Unilever's Beauty + Personal Care sponsorship portfolio.
DDMC Fortis Limited
Yu Hang is well recognized as the leading sports media expert in China. He joined DDMC Group in June 2017 and is in charge of overall operations and strategy of the entire DDMC sports sector. In 2014, Yu Hang joined LeSports as Vice President and was later promoted to Chief Operating Officer. He spent almost 10 years with Sina Sports as Sports Director, building up Sina Sports’ brand as the number 1 sports portal in China. He was also among the first Chinese employees at the Asian Football Confederation back in 2004. Mr. Yu has over 18 years experience working and specializing in media rights acquisition and distribution, globalization, new media/OTT and platform operations. He received a Football Industries MBA degree from the University of Liverpool and attained a Bachelor of economics.
VP, Corporate & Brand Communications, Asia Pacific
Viacom International Media Networks
From the board room to the red carpet, as the Vice President of Corporate and Brand Communications for Asia Pacific at Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), Adeline Ong is tasked to shape VIMN’s communications strategy and storytelling efforts to external and internal stakeholders across its brands’ portfolio – MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, Paramount Channel and more. Her team also leads the publicity efforts around the live music events for MTV. Adeline has over two decades of in-house and agency experience across marketing, corporate and brand communications with multinationals.
Chief Digital Officer
Adrian has over 20 years experience in music and associated creative industries, much of which has focussed on the development of digital business. Combining a passion for creative innovation with his depth of experience in commercial rights negotiations across a broad range of sectors, Adrian is Chief Digital Officer at [PIAS], one of the world’s leading independent music companies. Adrian works alongside an experienced, multi-national digital team sitting at the heart of the [PIAS] business. The digital team combines with [PIAS] colleagues, labels and artists around the world to deliver a highly focussed service across all aspects of digital supply, creative, marketing, promotion and sales.
International Business Affairs
Senior executive with over a decade of experience in building companies and leading teams in the music industry. Past work included creating a startup inside Warner Music Group, levelmusic.com. Built INgrooves ex-NA business from the ground up. Management roles in companies that; negotiated the first collective DSP agreements for members of trade body AIM, built one of the first digital supply chain technologies (Rightsrouter), launched a music service for Nokia (via Frukt), co-founded one of the UK's first digital distribution companies (alexlee). Many years also spent in record companies including Sony Music, The Lost Generation, In Music and Media Records.
Alex's career started at CERN, the birthplace of the World Wide Web, joining the Distributed Computing Infrastructure Group in the summer of 1992. After leaving CERN, Alex held senior consultancy roles, working for European government organisations and banking organisations before starting his first business in 1999. For the last 18-years, Alex has resided in Singapore.
Area Lead, Cloud
Alex is the Area Lead for Cloud Architecture at Microsoft, driving cross industry innovation for companies of all sizes. Prior to that, he ran the Media & Entertainment practice for AWS, and comes from a history of large scale online media and OTT project delivery.
Founder & CEO
Gruppa Kompaniy Familia
Alexander, as a visionary, has more than 15 years of investment and venture capital experience. He is unique Russian composer who successfully combines creative work with business. He effectively manages GRUPPA KOMPANIY FAMILIA www.familia.ru , which specializes in investment and venture capital in blockchain, media, new media, publishing, and entertainment sectors. He is one of the founders of the 5 Continent Consulting Group www.5ccg.com specializing in IT-sector, biotechnologies and financial management( Farftech, Lending Club, Pluto TV etc) . Partner of the iTech Capital Fund www.itcap.vc , which is major stakeholder of global leading startups. He found and running Rasia Capital – investment boutique with focusing on Asia. His personal investments are in sectors: Blockchain infrastructure, aSport, Mixed Reality. Alexander is Member of Expert Council under the Prime Minister of Russian Federation (area responsibility are IT and digital economy) Alexander was awarded the order of medal For Professionalism and Business Reputation.
Allstars Engagement and Internal Branding, People & Culture
CEO / Owner, Esports Team IDNS
Chimera Co., Ltd
Amy is the owner and manager of IDNS IDonotsleep ESports, and a Thailand champion and SEA champion in many online games both pc & mobile since 2002. She plans to have more exposure from brands on WESG and more online games. Amy was previously the CEO of a private fund management security, one of the oldest banks in Thailand. She was also formerly the youngest financial institution CEO in SEA. Amy aims to bring the esports industry to the next level and give the opportunity gamers deserve.
Head, Music and Live Entertainment
The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia)
Anand Roy is a 14 Year Disney Veteran and Emmy-Nominated Producer who heads up Disney’s Music and Live Entertainment businesses in South Asia. These businesses include Disney’s record labels in the region, Hollywood Records and Walt Disney Records, among others, and driving local music talent projects and partner relationships. As part of his Live Entertainment mandate, he oversees Disney Theatrical Group’s touring properties in Asia, like Disney On Ice, the Lion King Broadway Musical and Disney’s Concert properties like Star Wars in Concert and Fantasia Live, just to name a few.
Zouk Consulting Pte Ltd
As CEO of Zouk, Andrew Li is tasked with creating a lifestyle platform by leveraging on the 27-year-old Zouk brand that will encompass all aspects of food, beverage and entertainment and elevate it to a global presence.
Having curated many high-profile nightclubs and music festivals, Andrew aims to add F&B, retail and in the future even hospitality (by way of hotels) to compliment the brand’s offerings. In 2015, Andrew spearheaded BEATSHIP, a monthly all-night beach club party held on the Superstar Virgo, which was met with great success in the Hong Kong market.
Head of Sports Partnerships, Asia Pacific
Aneesh Madani heads Sports Partnerships for Twitter in Asia Pacific. His mission is to make at least one dream come true for every sports fan on the planet. He leads a multinational team focused on building communities, driving conversations and enabling monetization on Twitter for major sports federations, broadcasters, teams and athletes in the region. He enjoys tennis and routinely hits one handed backhands into the net. You can follow him on Twitter @aneeshmadani
Country Manager - APAC
Big Sync Music
Angel leads all APAC operations for global, creative music services agency, Big Sync Music. Big Sync works directly with over 400 brands and their agencies across six continents and Angel holds a pivotal role within the company’s music network. She creates regional content, develops partnerships and amplifies the role of music across marketing campaigns for its partner companies like Johnson & Johnson and Unilever. She has worked on award winning campaigns such as Clean & Clear, Dove and Cornetto. With over a decade of experience in strategy, marketing, management and music supervision, Angel has worked with many best-selling global artists in her previous roles at music and entertainment companies like Interscope Records and Sony Music in Los Angeles.
Founder and Chairman
Anirban Blah is a Talent and Motion Picture Agent, Management Executive and Entrepreneur. Anirban is the founder and chairman of KWAN Talent Management Agency, India’s largest diversified Entertainment Company. KWAN works across celebrity management, live entertainment, sports, TV, licensing, movie packaging, music and regional cinema, investing in and running various media businesses. KWAN's clients include Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Hrithik Roshan, Kabir Khan and many more. KWAN is also an investor/stake holder in Saavn, All About You, Gigstart, Rooter, Phantom, Gamezop and several other entertainment and media entities. Anirban started his journey in the entertainment and sports marketing business as the CEO of Globosport. In 2009, he finally gave flight to his dream of a revolutionary one-stop-shop media company – KWAN. Anirban is also an active philanthropist as a co-founder and trustee of the Live Love Laugh Foundation, which was started by the actor Deepika Padukone to address mental health issues. He is also a trustee with the Quest Foundation, an organisation that uses technology based interventions to impact the areas of rural education and vocational training. Anirban’s vision and passion along with his corporate approach to a rather unorganized sector like entertainment ensured Hindustan Times recognized him as one of India’s Youngest Achievers and Thought Leaders.
Chief Executive Officer
A sports enthusiast by make, Arvind has been instrumental in driving Sportz Interactive’s foray into the global arena. Arvind started his career with McKinsey & Company before spending a year in Singapore with ESPN Star Sports’ flagship show ‘SportsCenter’ as a sports commentator. Arvind completed his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was a Siebel Scholar and also holds the distinction of being the first Indian to win the Henry Ford II Scholarship for topping his class at Stanford. Arvind has also worked with the NBA in New York and with KKR, one of the world’s leading private equity firms. As the CEO, Arvind aims to revolutionize the sports fan experience through Sportz Interactive’s unique products and services. In his four years at the helm of the SI, the company has quintupled in size going from 80 people to over 400 while driving strong growth with the launch of a number of new lines of business.
SVP, AVOD Digital
FOX Networks Group
Ashwin Sridhar has the overall responsibility of building the advertising-supported digital business for FOX Networks Group in Asia. Working across genres – Sports, Entertainment & Factual – Ashwin is focused on extending FOX’s reach to audiences beyond linear, whilst also working closely with brands to provide innovative communication solutions that enables marketers to engage intelligently and effectively with consumers.
Prior to joining FOX, Ashwin was the head of digital for The Economist, where he helped take a 175-year old publication from its strong and cherished roots of the written word in print to digital with a portfolio of diversified reader products that can be read, listened to and watched. Ashwin also ran the ad network business, Ideas People Media, and set up the programmatic & audience data solutions business at The Economist.
Unilever Foundry SEAA & LEVEL3
Barbara works at the intersection of corporate innovation, entrepreneurship and technology. She leads Unilever Foundry in Asia, which enables the company’s global brands to accelerate experimentation and pilot new technologies more efficiently, effectively and speedily.
For the last 10 years, Barbara has worked with a variety of startups in Singapore from e-commerce platforms, to digital mapping. She is an advocate of Singapore’s startup ecosystem and entrepreneur community and believes they have the power to transform the region and create real business opportunities.
A mentor for young startups, Barbara speaks regularly on corporate innovation and the importance of inspiring entrepreneurial spirit within companies.
Born in France, she spent her childhood in Algeria and Congo. Barbara completed her EMBA from INSEAD and lives in Singapore with her partner and three children.
Half Samoan, ‘Bea Moon’, sets her music apart from the rest. A vocal talent with energy and emotive qualities that has been likened to being a female The Weeknd. With her sensual qualities Bea takes her voice and defining image further, depicting powerful female empowerment.
In 2015, her track with a producer by the name of Chiefs cracked 100k Spotify streams in its first month of release. Bea then released a track with Canadian Duo Thugli called 'Cold Winter' which reached 795k YouTube views and counting) on the renowned channel 'Trap City'. 'Cold Winter' was also featured in the Huffington Post as the new anthem for the Winter season. After a successful participation of SongHubs at Music Matters in September 2017 and signing a publishing deal with BMG, Bea is planning releases in 2018 along with her first EP that will combine a unique urban and soulful story experience.
Data & AI Specialist
Ben is a Data & AI Specialist covering Southeast Asia, helping companies implement cloud based, data driven, machine learning solutions.
Prior to Microsoft, Ben was engaged as a data scientist with Hadoop/Spark distributor MapR Technologies, developed internal and external data products at Wego.com, a travel meta-search site, and worked in the Internet of Things domain at Jawbone, where he implemented analytics and predictive applications for the UP Band physical activity monitor. Before moving to the private sector, Ben contributed to several NASA and JAXA space missions.
Ben is also an active member of the open-source Julia language community.
Bernie Cho is the President of DFSB Kollective, a Seoul-based artist & label services agency that specializes in providing digital media, marketing, and distribution solutions to 480+ Korean Pop music artists. As more K-Pop acts aspire to go independent and international, DFSB collaborates with artists and their management to devise customized strategies that directly connect them to their local and global fans. Since 2009, the agency has successfully produced numerous K-Pop concerts/showcases as well as secured #1 chart debuts for various K-Pop albums in North America, East Asia, Western Europe, and Australia.
Bob Roback is CEO of Ingrooves Music Group, a global music distribution company that provides marketing, technology and rights management services for independent labels and artists. Mr. Roback is a pioneer in the digital music arena. Along with longtime partner Dave Goldberg in 1994 he founded LAUNCH Media, one of the world’s first digital music enterprises. After a highly successful run, the company was acquired by Yahoo! Inc. in 2001. As part of the sale, Mr. Roback became Head of Music at Yahoo!, overseeing its global music operations until 2007. Mr. Roback was also President of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation where he remains a member of its board of directors. Prior to that, he served as Co-Founder and CEO of Dashbox, a workflow management system and marketplace for music licensing. Mr. Roback holds a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School.
President, Warner Music South East Asia, HK & Korea
Warner Music Asia
Calvin Wong has been working in the Asian music industry for over 30 years. From his humble beginning as a sales trainee in EMI Music Malaysia to becoming the President, South East Asia, Hong Kong and Korea for Warner Music Regional Office. He has been involved in every level of the Asian music business from the hey days of CD to the digital subscription streaming of today. He has worked with a vast array of international superstar acts and has been credited for breaking many international, regional and domestic acts from acts such as Michael Learns to Rock, M2M, Khalil Fong, KRU, MxM and more.
ToCo Asia Ltd.
As MD of ToCo Asia and GM of ToCo International Carl heads up the team of one of the world’s leading music licensing companies and oversees content acquisition, artist development, marketing and distribution.
During Carl’s tenure at ToCo he has successfully transitioned the company from physical to digital by retaining old partnerships and forging new ones. ToCo now boasts a host of global digital distribution deals while still supplying content to local independent labels ensuring the content ToCo represents can be discovered far and wide.
An industry veteran of nearly thirty years, Carl has worked with PolyGram, Universal and EMI, but it is at ToCo that he is most at home, working with independent labels such as Spinnin’ and Ultra and with top independent writers and producers such as Rob Davis (Kylie Minogue & Fragma) where he has been able to add his own input to their output.
General Manager, APAC
With 15 years of Digital Advertising experience spanning Europe and Asia, Caroline started her Digital career in London with Digital start-up, Kelkoo.com - working with Global Travel Brands educating and consulting on the evolution of Digital Media. Following this, Caroline spent 10 years at Microsoft & Yahoo London in various leading sales roles, predominantly in performance marketing before leading the programmatic sales team at Yahoo UK, working closely with Global Agency trading desks to transforming the adoption of media buying to Real Time Buying. This eventually brought Caroline to Asia in 2014 where she led both Yahoo & AOL APAC teams as Regional Sales Director and then Commercial Director. Caroline is now the General Manager of APAC for Brave Bison, a Global Social Video Company who own, produce and help distribute social video content that is fit for the Digital world.
Frontend UX Developer
Fah is a Frontend UX Developer at Musiio - an Artificial Intelligence for the Music Industry which can ‘listen’ to 30k songs a day. A Cum Laude graduate with digital marketing & branding experience, he pivoted into the field of product design & development with a simple goal in mind - to design and build minimalistic, accessible experiences for the end-user. A self-confessed workaholic who is fuelled by coffee and the lyrical magic of music, he believes in enhancing the sustainability of the music industry.
YG Plus/YG Entertainment
Head of YG Plus (Singapore) Branch
As Head of YG Singapore Branch, in charge of expanding YG Group business into SEA. Business area includes, but not limited to, entertainment expansion, artist invitation, YG cosmetic expansion, YG MD expansion etc.
Head of Artist & Label Marketing
As Spotify's Director of Artist & Label Services (APAC), Chee Meng manages Spotify’s strategic partnerships with regional record labels, oversees artist marketing activities and works closely with local creator communities. With over 20 years of experience in the music industry, Chee Meng is passionate about introducing innovation in the digital space and is always looking for opportunities to leverage his comprehensive understanding of the industry to further Spotify’s position as the leading music streaming service. Prior to his role at Spotify, Chee Meng served as Director, Music at SingTel where he was responsible for the growth, licensing and monetization of the music services in the region's leading telco. Chee Meng has also held senior roles at MTV Asia, where he led the network's foray into digital music and also directed international marketing at Sony Music Entertainment in Asia.
Chief Executive, Asia & Greater China
Ogilvy Asia Pacific
Chris is Chief Executive for Ogilvy Asia and Greater China, with responsibilities for the daily operations of the agency and its next phase of growth across the region. In 2017, under Chris’s leadership, Ogilvy was named the most effective agency in Asia Pacific by the Effies Effectiveness Index, Campaign Asia’s Creative Network of the Year - in addition to being named Asia Pacific Agency Head of the Year. Chris sits on the Worldwide Board and Executive Committee of Ogilvy. He has also been actively involved in the Chinese internet space, sitting on the Advisory Boards of several start-ups. He writes regularly about digital and brand marketing.
Founder & CEO
Mass Participation Asia
Chris is an author, highly sought after international speaker, advisor and Founder and CEO of Mass Participation Asia. With over 30 years of industry experience, Chris has impacted millions of people by delivering some of the largest mass participation sports events across three continents. He was also the Road Events Supervisor for the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Today, Chris leverages his extensive experience to inspire others through public speaking, consulting and advising, and facilitating industry collaboration through the Mass Participation Asia conference.
Country Manager - SEA
As the Regional Manager of Riot Games, Chris oversees the business and operations of Riot Games within Southeast Asia. His priority has always been in ensuring that players of Riot Games’ League of Legends is a game for gamers, and works closely with the developer team towards achieving that. He believes that a perfect game is one which comes alive when technology meets entertainment, and strives to achieve that through League of Legends. Prior to his regional role, Chris was the Country Manager of Vietnam for over two years at Riot Games. During that time, he led the opening of Vietnam’s first Esports Stadium, and has pushed for the growth of the country’s own Esports industry.
Director, Music Licensing
Christophe is in charge of music partnerships for YouTube and Google Play across labels and publishers. He joined Google in London in 2003, moved to Paris in 2010 and relocated to YouTube's headquarters near San Francisco in 2014. Prior to joining Google Christophe worked for several internet companies including Priceline.com an online travel company in London. Before moving to London in 2000, he held various positions in the business development and finance areas in the US, Germany and France. Born in Strasbourg, France, he earned his undergraduate degree in economics and graduate degree in finance at French universities. He resides in Palo Alto with his wife and two children.
Vice President, Chief of Sports
As Astro’s Chief of Sports CK Lee leads Astro’s venture into all sports including esports with eGG Network, a dedicated esports channel, currently available in eight ASEAN countries. eGG Network has built the capabilities to distribute esports content via linear and OTT platforms; and produce original content and live esports tournaments in partnership with esports games companies and sponsors.
Regional Managing Director (NA, Australia, Asia)
Colin Daniels is the Regional Managing Director for North America, Australia and Asia for [PIAS], one of the world’s leading indie music companies. He is also CEO of Inertia Group, Director of Handsome Tours, Co-Founder of Fairgrounds Festival and a founding Patron of the Australian Music Prize. Daniels was also ranked the 14th most powerful person in the Australian music industry in 2017’s AMID Power 50 List. Daniels launched his career in the industry as a product manager for MDS, a division of Mushroom Records. Finding his place in A&R in the early 90s, Daniels played an integral role in the setup of Mushroom Records UK before returning to Australia to continue work with rapidly growing MDS as General Manager. Towards the turn of the millennium, Daniels became head of A&R for EMI Records Australia before moving into the Senior Director of A&R role for EMI Records Europe. In 2008, Daniels joined the Inertia Group and held the position as CEO. In that role he was responsible for overseeing the company’s music division, management joint venture with IE:Inertia and interest in publisher Gaga Music, promoter Handsome Tours and, most recently, booking agency Collective Artists. In 2017, [PIAS] acquired Inertia Music, separating the Label from the Inertia Group and moving Daniels into the Regional Managing Director for three of the world’s major music markets.
Born and bred in Shanghai, Corsak is set to become China and Asia’s new leading electronic superstar.
A multi-talented artist, DJ and producer, Corsak draws inspiration from both ancient and modern culture from his homeland, with his musical style and signature sound resulting in a unique hybrid of genre-bending melodies with immense commercial potential far beyond the Chinese market.
Craig is Director of Asia Pacific at deltatre; a leading sports media services company creating unique experiences for fans through reliable, engaging and tailor-made services to media-driven stakeholders. Craig has been responsible for the growth of deltatre in Asia, spearheading the business strategy with new offices in Mumbai and Singapore. A passion for sports, technology and adventure underpins Craig’s business outlook, creating novel partnerships that bring significant value to fans, clients and colleagues.
David heads up Mailman's sports business based in Shanghai HQ. He has spent the past 7 years growing the company to a team of 130 managing the China market strategy for 55 global sports IP including FIFA, Kobe Bryant, Man Utd, Spurs, PSG, Juventus, NFL, NHL, UFC and the Chinese Football Association.
Over 30 years in the music business, across artist management, music publishing, recording, and building streaming services, mostly in Asia. Has had the extreme privilege of working with many wonderful artists, including INXS, Sting, Sir Elton John, Black Eyed Peas, M Nasir, Leo Sayer, Andy Lau and Faye Wong.
Go Game Pte Ltd
David Ng is the founder and CEO of goGame, a mobile game publisher and subsidiary of SEGA. Founded in 2015, goGame is now a 200-strong-team across Asia working with Japanese game companies SEGA and Colopl, as well as global entertainment giants Disney and Viacom. David has 30 years of experience in building and growing businesses. Prior to goGame, he started and led gumi’s Asia arm to huge success in the global app stores. David is also a huge believer in nurturing the next generation and is currently working with IMDA to develop a game accelerator programme in Singapore.
Derek Tan is the co-founder and chief commercial officer of Viddsee, an online video platform for short premium content that aims to empower filmmakers by leveraging on technology to tell their stories, and thus amplifying values in stories at scale. He's a computer engineer with a filmmaking background, with his previous experience building the early Internet TV platform at local telco StarHub, and leading partnerships for a Silicon Valley-based mobile startup Cooliris (acquired by Yahoo), he now charts the commercial plans of Viddsee which is to build a sustainable ecosystem for storytellers in the region.
Managing Director & CEO
Universal Music Group
Devraj Sanyal is the Managing Director & CEO of Universal Music & EMI Music India & South Asia with an additional charge of Universal Music Publishing for the region. Sanyal is an old hand & a regular speaker at Music Matters & is a prominent voice in the media & entertainment industry. An A&R man at heart with a multi pronged business including Live, Artist Mgmt, Merchandising & Branded Content apart from the core business, Sanyal believes the business is ultimately all about the music. Sanyal is also a judge on Viacom's all English TV reality show called "The Stage" now in year 4.
One Stop Music (OSM) Berhad
Dr. Asugan is the General Manager of One Stop Music (OSM) Berhad, a truly one stop rights clearing centre and also known as 4 th music major in Malaysia with about 250 members who mainly are independent music record labels and publishing companies. These members representing some of the Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan and India’s most important contents/artists. OSM acts to ensure its members have effective access to new and emerging revenue streams and that their rights are appropriately valued and protected. OSM has licensed the world’s leading digital music services including YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Joox, Deezer, KKBOX, Akazoo, Dailymotion, Tencent’s Ultimate Music and etc. OSM commands about 22% from overall digital music market share in Malaysia for year 2017.
VP, Data Editorial, Analytics & Innovation
Duncan has worked in the sports data industry with Opta for more than 10 years. He co-founded the @OptaJoe Twitter account in 2009 and is the author of The OptaJoe Football Yearbook (2016) and Outside The Box (2017). He has also written for the BBC, Guardian & FourFourTwo among others and is a regular guest on The Totally Football Show podcast.
Co-Founder and CEO
Ed Fitzpatrick is Co-founder and CEO of District Technologies, a platform that creates opportunity for exploration to motive active lifestyles and promote healthy living. Built on cutting edge technology including augmented reality and gamification, District activates cities with thousands of virtual waypoints using GPS and beacon technology. Users access the District mobile app to move throughout the city passing through waypoints and challenges to move up the leaderboard, collect badges and collect rewards along with experience new areas and sites never before seen. The first fully functional version of the District mobile app has been available for 9 months in the Apple App Store and Google Play. Launch events in Singapore and Hong Kong in March and May of 2018 were attended over 6,000 people, and the anytime version of the app will be available in November in over 35 cities around the world. Prior to District, Ed was Managing Director of Asia and Director of Finance for Repucom, the internationally recognized global leader in sports marketing research and consultancy, focusing on international expansion through business development and acquisition.
A native of London, Ed moved to China in 2006 to serve on the front lines of the music industry. He now owns and runs Outdustry, a unique music industry services business specialising in the Chinese recorded music market. He is frequently sought out by international media – The Economist, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Guardian, Bloomberg, Reuters, Billboard etc – to comment on market news and conditions, has written extensively on the technical workings of the Chinese music industry and is a Billboard International Power Player. He is also currently writing a masters thesis on the Indian music industry as part of his MBA at The Berlin School of Creative Leadership.
Commodore (Head) of Network
Eddy Lim currently heads Rocketfuel Network, producing digital content for multiple platforms. He is the co-creator of ‘16 Baris’ and is responsible for unleashing the puppet ‘Harry Kok Siew Yok’ upon Malaysians. He is also the founder of custom motorcycle collective/streetwear brand ‘Mutha Puaka’ and admires Galileo even though he was just a poor boy and nobody loves him.
General Manager Brand, Insights and Marketing Communications
Cathay Pacific Airways
Edward Bell is General Manager, Brand, Insights and Marketing Communications for Cathay Pacific Airways. He is fluent in Mandarin, married with 3 children.
Reed Smith LLP
Edward is a partner at Reed Smith in the Entertainment and Media Industry Group and is the leader of its Music and Sports practices. He is a transactional entertainment lawyer with over 26 years of experience and has become a recognized leader in the business, known for representing today’s top superstar performers, which include Rihanna, Jay-Z, Kaskade, Mariah, Kesha, Die Antwoord, Romeo Santos, Anitta and Normani. His practice extends to the representation of many top professional athletes in major league sports. In addition to his talent representation practice, Edward’s clients include startups, ventures, executives and influencers working within the media industry. In the Electronic Music arena, Edward has been cited as the leading entertainment attorney by several global industry publications and news outlets.
Founder / CEO
Esther has founded a number of successful startups and has been working in Vietnam since 2004. In 2007, Esther launched POPS Worldwide. After 10 years of cleaning up and building up the digital music and entertainment industry, POPS Worldwide now is leading digital entertainment in Southeast Asia and the partner of choice for local and international content providers. As CEO, Esther leads a multi-country team of 180 POPSters focused on elevating the domestic and international appeal, consumption and monetization of digital entertainment in the region. With over 4 billion monthly views, ardent fans of Vietnamese and Thai culture and entertainment turn to the POPS content network every day. The team at POPS manages digital entertainment for over 1,500 leading domestic and international partners like Turner, Discovery, Doraemon, Pokémon, TOEI, VTC and Fap TV. Esther has been a key contributor to the Vietnamese startup community and speaks frequently at entrepreneurship events in Vietnam.
Regional Operation Director
Ethan Van is an operation head at DOUYU TV, a top game streaming platform, where Ethan leads South East Asia operation, including content building, managing gamers community, tournament campaigns, helping both gamers and brands to maximize values.
With over 10 years in ICT industry in South East Asia, Ethan got a solid understanding regarding regional internet ecosystem. Ethan has worked 5 years in video live streaming sector, including developing popular apps as BIGO LIVE and LIVE.ME.
Ethan holds a B.E. in Computer Science and Engineering from ZHEJIANG University.
Senior EVP & Head - Youth, Music and English Entertainment
Ferzad Palia heads the Youth, Music and English Entertainment businesses at Viacom18 India and is responsible for iconic brands such as MTV, MTV Beats, Vh1, COLORS Infinity and Comedy Central. He also heads Brand Studio and MTV Music Project, the network’s new multi-platform businesses driving branded content and original music. The architect of Viacom18’s extremely successful launch-to-leadership story in English Entertainment, he has also been responsible for the famous turn-around in fortunes of Vh1 India and more recently catapulted the network’s Youth & Music business to triple its shares. From being the youngest member inducted into Viacom18’s Leadership Team when he was just 28 to being named among Business Today’s ‘Top 25 Hottest Young Executives of India’, Ferzad earned his stripes early by diversifying brands beyond television into various platforms.
Ubisoft Pte Ltd
François has been working in the gaming industry for almost 18 years, in a variety of positions from publishing to production. His started his career at Microsoft and has been working for Ubisoft since 2006, at the Paris headquarters then at the Singapore studio since 2012. He is passionate about the game as a service model and putting the player at the centre of everything he does.
Gareth Capon is CEO at Grabyo, the market leading cloud-based video company based in London, UK. Grabyo partners with broadcasters and rights holders including the The Premier League, La Liga, ITV, BT Sport, Sky, Univision, Turner Sports and MediaCorp to maximize reach, engagement and video monetisation across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and other digital platforms. Prior to joining Grabyo, Gareth was a Product Director at Sky where he managed Sky’s mobile app portfolio and led investments in tech startups in Europe and the U.S. Gareth began his career as a strategy consultant at Accenture and and has a Masters, First Class in Geography from the University of Oxford.
Executive VP of Digital and Business Development (Asia & ANZ)
Sony Music Entertainment
Gavin Parry is responsible for developing new and existing digital music services. He also works extensively with brands across many industries to develop new music related opportunities. His current role involves working across 13 countries including, Australia, China, India, New Zealand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, Philippines and the Arab states.
Institute of Sports Humanities
Giles Morgan is one of the world's leading Sports Industry & Partnership Marketing experts - having worked in the industry for over 25 years. From 2005--2017, he pioneered and managed the global sponsorship strategy & portfolio for HSBC. He now is CEO of 5 Oceans Partnership - a leading investment and advisory firm specializing in the future growth of the sports & entertainment industry.
With 25 years experience working in Asia, Graham has worked for Adobe, Apple, Fender, MTV and Republic Polytechnic and was the Founder and Chairman of The Music Society, Singapore (SGMUSO). He has extensive experience working with government agencies such as the National Arts Council, Media Development Authority, The Tourism Board and Workforce Development Agency in Singapore, and engaged major brands in music sponsorship. As an Executive Producer, Graham has developed new music initiatives working with artists, producers and brands and has returned to the UK after 21 years in Asia and founded the music management/label, Gray London.
PGA TOUR VP; Managing Director Greater China
Greg Gilligan joined the PGA TOUR in late 2013 as Vice President and serves as PGA TOUR Greater China Managing Director. Currently Chairman Emeritus, Mr. Gilligan served in an elected capacity as Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China. Mr. Gilligan was previously Managing Director of APCO Worldwide’s Beijing office after serving as General Manager of Corporate Affairs for McDonald’s (China) Co., Ltd.. Mr. Gilligan holds an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and HKUST; an MA of Arts in Asian Studies and Juris Doctor degrees from Washington University in St. Louis; and a Bachelor of Arts in history from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He has been a member of the Missouri Bar Association since 1995. With more than twenty-one years in China, Mr. Gilligan is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
Vice President - IMG Events
Professional service industry executive with extensive Asian and Australian experience. Throughout the region have managed a wide variety of events that have included marathons, cycling, motorsport, football, entertainment runs, festivals and World Expo’s to name some key ones. The management of such events has included being responsible for the commercial development, financial management, sponsorship sourcing, marketing and general operations. In addition to the general event work I have also been responsible for driving business development opportunities in the region.
Co-Chair, Global Entertainment and Media Group
Reed Smith LLP
Gregor is a partner at one of the world’s leading entertainment and media law firms. He started his career in banking and then the music industry, and is now acknowledged as one of the leading lawyers in digital media.
He spends much of his time advising on the use of content on digital networks and platforms. He also consults with founders and provides strategic advice to digital music companies, video and gaming businesses, social networks, platform owners and search engines. His work is international and has been recognized as being at the cutting edge of the legal sphere.
In his spare time Gregor likes to DJ and compete in motor racing.
Games & Apps Business Development
Guy manages business development for Google Play Games & Apps in Southeast Asia and works with developers in the region to help them build successful global business. Prior to Google, Guy leads business development at leading mobile and technology companies in Asia Pacific at Samsung, TripAdvisor and eBay. Guy was also a management consultant with Boston Consulting Group based in Bangkok.
Entrepreneur in Residence
Based across Singapore and Paris, Gwendolyn connects the media and technology industries. She is an entrepreneur who built and sold a media startup focused on tech startups in Southeast Asia; an investor who founded a seed fund and whose portfolio includes Padlet, LunchActually, Shopback, Oddle.me, and 42race; and as a tech host, most recently having helmed a Channel NewsAsia documentary on the Internet of Things. Gwen has also lived in Vietnam and California, given talks across Asia, Europe and the US, speaks 3.25 languages, loves physics, dance, and adventure sports.
Mediation Experience Design Project Leader
PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk
Harwisnu is Mediation Experience Design Project Leader for PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (TELKOM) in Jakarta, Indonesia since 2016. Currently he is responsible for Corporate strategy implementation focusing on Consumer Digital Service Market especially for video and music services. He is also responsible for Digital Campaign exploration utilizing digital growth discipline. His portfolio also includes Big data implementation for Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia, back to 2016 enabling the institution having a better performance with a novel approach. His experience is more than twelve years in various not only digital product and service development but also building horizontal business platform providing rich converged services for TELKOM. Harwisnu holds an Undergraduate degree from STTTelkom and postgraduate degree from University of Indonesia.
Managing Partner for Asia
Managing Partner for the APAC region, Helen Soulsby leads a multilingual and multinational team of executive search professionals in Singapore, China and Australia. She has been championing SRi’s growth in Asia for the past 7 years, stretching SRi’s network to include China, South Korea and Japan. A discerning advisor with deep market knowledge, Helen leads senior-level searches and board appointments across the ever converging media, sport, entertainment and technology sectors for agencies, content owners, media companies and brands in the world’s most exciting dynamic region.
VP - Global
Helena leads business development in Nielsen's expanding global music business. For more than two decades, Nielsen’s consumer research, sales, streaming and airplay data have been a trusted resource for companies wanting a complete music market picture in the US and internationally. Nielsen’s data serves as a major source for the Billboard charts and is widely cited by numerous media outlets as the standard for music industry measurement.
Helena began her music industry career at the copyright and royalty collection society, PRS for Music, in London. She joined Nielsen Music in 2008 where she was responsible for European business development and operations. Between 2013 and early 2017, Helena was based in New York, expanding Nielsen's business with music publishers and performing right societies. She recently returned to London as Nielsen Music enhances its music measurement globally by leveraging Nielsen and Gracenote's network of local expertise to provide measurement, sponsorship and consumer insight solutions to clients across music and entertainment.
CSM Sport & Entertainment
Holly is Managing Director of CSM Sport & Entertainment in Asia. Holly has spent 13 years, seven of those in Asia, creating and amplifying major brand partnerships across sport, entertainment and lifestyle platforms. CSM has a presence in every sport, with 20 offices worldwide and major involvement in particularly motorsport, rugby and football in Asia. Holly is passionate about the power of sport and entertainment to connect people and has had the privilege of living and operating in Europe, The Middle East and Asia. In her spare time, Holly enjoys seeking out the best culinary experiences that the region has to offer and attempting a vague semblance of equilibrium between her love of wellbeing and fine wine.
VICE Asia Pacific
Hosi Simon is the CEO of VICE Asia Pacific. He oversees growth, strategy, and operations across VICE Media’s quickly expanding business in APAC. Previously as Global General Manager in VICE’s Brooklyn HQ, Simon led VICE Digital globally across its owned and operated channels, publishing partnerships, as well as mobile and OTT platforms. Under Simon's purview, VICE has diversified to include a network of digital channels, a television and film production studio, a magazine, in-house creative services agencies, and an international television network, VICELAND. Simon joined VICE in 2007 after five years at Rockstar Games where he served as Head of International. Prior to Rockstar, he was Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of Flyer Media.
Executive Director, Audio Service BU
Wang Hui, the head of Audio Service of Lenovo Group, takes charge of the smart speaker device and audio service business under Lenovo AI transformation strategy, whose main goal is to lead the business to achieve the transformation of smart device & service. Wang Hui has worked for Youku Tudou, QQ Music, LeTV and Whaley Technology. He is well experienced in related filed and has unique insights into Internet content and Internet economy.
Regional Sales Director, APAC
Hui Yan is the Regional Sales Director of StyleHaul Asia-Pacific, a contemporary marketing services & media company with a flair for storytelling. StyleHaul manages the largest style & beauty video creator network globally, uniting brands, creators & the style-obsessed. Focused on helping brands and creators navigate the rapidly evolving influencer marketing landscape in Asia, Hui Yan drives StyleHaul’s emphasis on data-driven content strategies, coupled with strong creator relationships. Through that, she acquires and manages clients across categories from beauty and fashion, to travel and lifestyle.
Director, International Business Development
Paradigm Talent Agency
Ian Bron oversees international business development at Paradigm Talent Agency, which represents a roster of over 1,400 artists in Australia and Asia including Shawn Mendes, Tiësto, Skrillex, Halsey, and more.
Managing Director - APAC
Ivan is an ambitious and talented sports management expert with a Masters in Sports Management from The Johan Cruyff Institute, and is a double degree holder of Business Administration and Sports Management from Ramón Llull, a prestigious university in Spain. He has over 15 years of experience in the Sports Industry, with the past 9 years being in Asia. He has succeeded in different roles in FC Barcelona, Sport SG, and agencies like Dentsu and Red Card, and is currently heading the regional office for SEA, Australia, Japan & S.Korea. His extensive experience also included helping global brands such as Toyota, Panasonic and General Motors navigate the intricacies of sports marketing. He is crazy about sports, where he first developed himself as a professional athlete and later in the areas of Sports marketing, events and sponsorship. He was a former professional ice hockey player and captain of the Spanish National Team, having represented Spain at the World Cup level.
Vice President - International Partnerships, Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues
As Vice President of International Partnerships, Jack Harari is responsible for leading the commercialization of Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues outside of North America. Jack’s functional remits include sponsorships, media distribution and product licensing.
Prior to joining Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues, Jack spent nearly five years at the National Basketball Association, where he most recently led international business development for league marketing partnerships. In a previous role with the NBA, Jack spent three years in China as senior director of business development.
Jack has also held positions at CBS Television in sports media sales and began his career at Omnicom Inc. in New York.
Head of Integrated Production - Ogilvy Singapore
Hogarth Ogilvy Global Partnership
James has 20 year’s experience in the Advertising Production Business. Starting at M&C Saatchi in London in 1998, he moved to Ogilvy & Mather in London in 2004. He was transferred to Ogilvy HK in 2009 and latterly Ogilvy Singapore, where he is currently the Head of Integrated Production for Hogarth Ogilvy Global Partnership. He has Produced work for major corporate Clients including British Airways, Natwest, The AA, Ford of Europe, Comfort, GSK, IBM, Kraft, Fanta, Pond’s, CIMB Bank and Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts. James has worked on numerous award-winning campaigns and most recently he Produced the French Film Festival work “Films Hollywood would never make’, which picked up 5 Cannes Lions in 2017, including 2 Golds in the Film category. At the last count, James had shot in 27 markets worldwide. He is keen to break 30.
MinerLabs Group Pte Ltd
James Miner is CEO at MinerLabs Group, and Video Assure a regional digital agency delivering strategic consulting, video streaming, and mobile solutions for leading broadcasters, rights holders, and technology companies. He is a proven global industry professional having worked across Asia, Silicon Valley, and Silicon Alley. He has built and led successful digital businesses for Prodigy Internet, About.com, Scient, Blue Interactive (now Possible WW), WPP GroupM, ESPN STAR Sports, and Fox Sports Asia (FIC).
Marketing Director South East Asia
Janelle has an 18 year career in marketing, reflecting a depth of valuable and diverse experience in marketing and brand strategy, consumer insights and brand leadership to deliver business results in leading FMCG companies. She has marketed everything from potato chips, soft drinks, hamburgers and fries to cigarettes. She is currently enjoying her passion for spirits in the alcohol industry.
Janelle has worked across regional and market roles focused in Asia Pacific including Australia, China, India, Korea, Singapore and Indonesia. She is a strong strategic thinker, communicator and has a demonstrated passion in people leadership. She is also the mother of 3 young children and enjoys travelling, playing tennis and frequenting the latest restaurants and bars!
Jason Dasey runs Cockatoo Media, a boutique communications company serving the needs of clients across Asia-Pacific, including Singapore's SPH Radio (as host of Weekend Mornings on Money FM), ESPN India and Sony India. Jason is best known for being Australia's first sports presenter on global networks BBC and CNN and the original anchor of ESPN's iconic SportsCenter Asia. He's also a former Vice-President at Malaysia's Astro, and, more recently, served as Coordinating Producer/Senior Editor for Disney Southeast Asia in Singapore.
Fox Sports Asia
*Anchors, writes and voices Fox Sports Asia's daily news and magazine shows for linear and digital platforms. Fox Sports News (a fresh 15 min bulletin every two hours) and peak time 30 minute news and highlight heavy review show Fox Sports Central.
*Anchors the network's Grand Slam Tennis coverage - onsite at the French Open and Wimbledon. Singapore studio based for the Australian Open and US Open. Also writes and voices shows & packages for all programmes within the Fox portfolio.
*Anchors PGA and LPGA golf for Fox Sports Asia. All major's aswell as HSBC Women's Champions and other blue riband events on both tours.
*Voices Belgian Pro League highlights show and SPFL highlights for MP&Silva.
*Reports on site for tennis, golf and other sports.
*Brand ambassador for Accor Hotels. Recently filmed Promo's and vignette's for the group including a cartoon character version
*Chosen by Subaru to front 10 minute episode's showcasing launch of 4 new cars. Reporting and presenting from Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Taipei.
*Fully trained in Final Cut Pro and Headline editing tools.
*For 3 years - sole voice for global cricket magazine show ICC Cricket 360.
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.
Director, Sports, Experience Development Group
Singapore Tourism Board
In her current role, Jean is responsible for working closely with the local F1 race promoter, Singapore GP Pte Ltd, and various government agencies to ensure the smooth execution of the race around the Marina Bay Circuit. Her role also entails partnering various tourism-related businesses from retail, arts, dining, entertainment, hospitality, MICE and precincts to provide visitors with a multi-faceted and vibrant lifestyle experience during the race weekend. Jean graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science (Building) Degree. She also holds a post-graduate degree in Business Administration from IE Business School-Brown University. As a former National Netball Captain, Jean was also the first Singaporean netball player to reach a century of caps, and in the 13 years of representing Singapore, clocked an impressive 111 caps.
Jeff Nathenson has more than twenty-five years of international experience in media extending from production to business development. He currently is the managing director for the international division of Whistle Sports, the digital entertainment media company that produces content for post-millennials. Launching this arm of Whistle Sports in 2014, he has worked on creative programming, marketing and analytics initiatives on behalf of UEFA, The Olympics, YouTube, Visa and more. Prior to Whistle Sports, he was on the partnership team for YouTube, bringing La Liga, Ligue 1, BBC, C4, ITV and many others onto the platform. He ended his time at YouTube as its head of football. Jeff also has over a decade of production experience, working at CNN, IMG, and Dow Jones. The programmes that he launched like Living Golf and MainSail - both sponsored by Rolex - are still on CNN. When not traveling for work, he serves as a driver for his three kids and naps during the cricket.
Mettle & Salt Partners
Jeffrey spent 23 years at WPP and Publicis, 2 global Marketing Communications conglomerates. His last port of call was at Starcom MediaVest Group/VivaKi, where he oversaw the business operations of South East Asia and security-challenged markets region covering more than 1000 employees. Since leaving the corporate world in June 2016, Mr Seah focuses his time fully in the development of the Data, Tech, Media and Content industries, continuing his work in the disruption economy. From his domain and industry knowledge, Jeff works with MNC/local organisations, VCs/PEs/Family Offices/Sovereign Funds, Corporate M&A units, start-ups and individuals to realise potential of ideas, people, investment and businesses. His projects cover industry development, go-to-market advisory and corporate (digital) reorganisation implementation in Asia Pacific and Middle East. Jeff also serves as a Board Member, Management Advisor and Investor to 5 businesses: 3 of which have been courted by CVCs, 1 invested by Sequoia, and all are on their way to being going concerns.
Director, Content Partnerships, JPKR/APAC
As the JAPAC Director of Content Partnerships at Twitter, Jennie manages teams in Japan, Korea, Australia, India, and Southeast Asia. She works with top tier partners including television and radio networks, record labels, and digital media outlets to grow their revenue and reach through innovative campaigns. Previously, Jennie produced award-winning programs for top television networks, including MTV, Discovery, NBC, ABC, CBS, The Nine Network, and HGTV. She has worked in more than 65 countries and has been front and centre at the world’s biggest events, including the Superbowl, The Academy Awards, and The Grammys. She is known for her endless energy, positive attitude, and dedication and is also mum to three energetic boys and loves food, sport, and travel.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Asia
Jennifer oversees brand, marketing and digital sales for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Asia, the leading console games publisher in the region. She oversees the long-term IP strategies for the company’s many interactive entertainment properties, as well as growth into eSports. Jennifer was previous Deputy Managing Director of Hill+Knowlton Strategies Thailand, and spent her career at communications agencies including Ogilvy in Los Angeles and Edelman in Tokyo. She has broad corporate and marketing communications experience across a wide variety of industries, ranging gaming, automotive and food+beverage.
General Manager, APAC
Jess’ path into the music industry has been a rather unconventional one, having come to Audio Network with a background in shipping and retail administration operations. Her deep-rooted love of music has always been an integral part of her life – Jess is a singer-songwriter and previously ran a boutique artist services agency. Jess joined Audio Network in 2010 and has held the role of Head of Creative Services, Operations Director and now leads APAC operations as General Manager. Jess has played a pivotal role in establishing Audio Network as a leading music company across Australia and New Zealand and has led Audio Network’s expansion into Asia Pacific in 2017. With offices all over the world, Audio Network has a global reach, delivering their catalogue of over 150,000 wholly-owned tracks to content producers across film, television, advertising and multimedia.
CEO & Co-founder
Dr. Joe Lyske is accomplished in fields including artificial intelligence and film composition. Joe has a PhD in AI from Queen Mary, University of London, and an Advanced Masters in Composition for Screen from the Royal College of Music. Joe’s PhD work addressed the meta-creation of film scores and involved work with the Digital World and Image Group at Georgia Tech.
Chair of Board, IAB Singapore and Senior Vice President, APAC
Joe is a senior management professional with many years of experience in the media sector particularly internet, analytics and eCommerce. Having worked for start-ups to SMEs to large multinationals with 5 years with the online travel sector and hospitality, he has spent the last 15 or so years with analytics and online measurement and market intelligence - particularly for Marketing & Advertising industry.
Besides his day job, Joe is involved in the industry move forward as technology and consumer behaviour evolves. He serves as Chair of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Singapore and also on the Advisory Board of the Mobile Marketing Association (APAC).
Head of Global Strategic Initiatives
As Head of Global Strategic Initiatives in Alibaba Cloud International, Joey is responsible for various portfolios, including leading special projects such as Alibaba Cloud Olympics team, working closely with the Olympics movement on innovations and digital transformation. Joey has more than 18 years of experience in Infocomm Industry, 10 years are in business engineering and transformation. He currently sits on the board of directors for Alibaba joint venture companies and resides in Singapore.
Fox Networks Group
John Dykes writes and presents The John Dykes Show on Fox Sports Asia, an English-language chat show broadcast three nights a week to a 20-country audience. Dealing primarily with English Premier League football, the show extends from linear TV to Fox Sports Asia's fast-growing digital and social media platforms as John engages with Asia's passionate football audience. He has returned to Asia after seven years in London anchoring the Premier League's content service for worldwide broadcasters. Prior to that, he covered a wide range of sports as a presenter and commentator for ESPN STAR Sports.
Chief Strategy Officer
John is one of the founders of Perform and is currently the CSO of DAZN and a member of the Board for Perform Group. Over the past 11 years, John has overseen all Commercial Partnerships and Rights Relationships and its International expansion across the globe. John has over 23 years’ experience within the Sports, Entertainment, Media and Music business having previously worked at Sky Sports, EMI Records, Hutchison Whampoa and Sony Pictures.
John McLellan is the partner in charge of Haldanes’ media and entertainment practice in Asia. He represents television channels and broadcasters, record companies (both major and independent), publishing companies, film studios and production companies and international and regional movie stars and musical talents. John has acted in commercial transactions in most Asian jurisdictions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and licensing arrangement; as well as more industry specific arrangement (film productions and co-productions, concert touring agreements, and artist management arrangements). John is a frequent speaker at international media conferences and legal advisor to a number of industry bodies, including the Federation of Hong Kong Film Workers, and the Hong Kong Directors Guild.
YG Entertainment Inc.
Joyong Lee has been a head of the Overseas Business Division in YG Entertainment for 10 years, overseeing YG Entertainment's artists' overseas business.
Head of Sports Partnerships, APAC
Joyee Biswas heads Facebook Sports Partnerships for APAC and leads partnerships with APAC-based leagues, teams, athletes and media across all Facebook platforms, including Instagram, Messenger and Oculus. Prior to this Joyee was ESPN's head of Southeast Asia. His resume also includes being MD Asia for Eleven Sports Network, overseeing sports content for Singtel TV, content acquisition and management for Fox International Channels and ESPN Star Sports. His areas of expertise include new market launches, partnership management, content acquisition and management, marketing and business development. Joyee holds a graduate degree in engineering and a MBA in marketing and finance.
Managing Director - APAC
June Zhan is an international artist manager also a music licensing and digital content expert with well-established contacts with publishers, collection societies, and labels throughout Asia Pacific. June currently holds multi-positions at Atb-intl, AdShare, M³ Institute and Midem.
More details on Linkedin.com/in/junezhan
Business Development & Sponsorship Consultant
Justin Sampson is a rugby expert and commentator, professional master of ceremonies, auctioneer, who has worked with a wide variety of companies, charities and media outlets in Asia, Australia and the Middle East.
A former player and coach in his native Australia, Japan and Singapore, Justin was a commentator at ESPN STAR Sports Asia for eight years and is now a regular contributor to Fox Sports Asia and Channel News Asia, along with radio stations and newspapers in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.
He is currently Commercial & Sponsorship Consultant, Asia Rugby, and Business Development & Sponsorship Consultant, RugbyPass Asia, the World’s First Rugby streaming service.
Justin has lived and worked in Asia for more than 23 years. He is based in Singapore.
VERSA VOICE LABS
With a passion for digital and a mind for innovation, Kath Blackham has been at the forefront of tech solutions for over 18 years. Here experience spans market research at TNS and RedSheriff, Product Management at SEEK and REA before starting her own full service digital agency in 2010 called Deepend. Kath has championed local initiatives (Code Like a Girl), and been an Australian voice for digital around the globe (SoDA). Recently she helped spearhead the creation of Australia’s first enterprise-level voice experience (VX) agency VERSA, with American digital consultancy, RAIN.
co-head Electronic Music
United Talent Agency
Kevin Gimble is the co-head of Electronic Music for United Agency.
CEO & CTO
Sync Floor, Inc.
Kirt Debique, CEO and CTO of Sync Floor, is a 20 year Microsoft veteran with experience as an engineer, architect, technology strategist and general manager. He has worked on mobile productivity, real-time communications, multimedia systems, distributed security, and operating systems. An accomplished inventor with 37 technology patents, Kirt is also the owner and founder of Brick Lane Records, a Seattle independent label.
General Manager - Southeast Asia
Lance has spent more than two decades with various international media companies across Australia, the UK and Singapore. Starting in children’s television, he moved to sport ahead of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games with Seven Network Australia, before moving to the UK for stints with IMG Media and the BBC. He then returned to Australia to lead digital sport at the Nine Network before joining ESPN to lead product, sales and editorial for Australia/New Zealand, and he is now General Manager of ESPN for Southeast Asia. Lance is also a published author, having written a book on the history of the Rugby World Cup.
Lars Brandle has reported at the frontline of the international music industry for almost 20 years. A former musician, Lars joined the American music trade “bible” Billboard in 2000 and went on to serve as Global News Editor, based in London. Now Billboard’s Australia correspondent and “overnight editor” for Billboard.com, Lars’ voice has been heard on CNN, the BBC and ABC, American Public Media's Marketplace and South Africa's EastCoast Radio, and he has spoken at Midem in Cannes, Popkomm in Berlin, Amsterdam Dance Event, London's City Showcase and at music industry gatherings on both sides of the Tasman. His works have been published by Reuters, Media Week, Spin, and The Hollywood Reporter, and he has featured as a pundit in the Australian Financial Review, Business Review Weekly and Britain’s The Independent.
Head of Synchronisation
Warner Music Asia
Laura Nakhla is Head of Synchronisation for Warner Music Asia. Based in Hong Kong, she oversees sync opportunities for Warner’s recordings and artists in film, TV, commercials and games. Prior to joining Warner, Laura was a composer agent and music supervisor at Air-Edel, the music company with recording studios founded by Beatles producer Sir George Martin, where Hans Zimmer started his career writing jingles for commercials. Laura specialised in music for media, producing music for commercials and working on film scores by composers including Oscar and BAFTA-winners Dario Marianelli and Patrick Doyle. Laura studied music at King’s College London with a choral scholarship and took an MPhil in Musicology at Oxford.
Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
10-year veteran of the Japanese music industry. Started at legendary concert promoter Kyodo Tokyo working on 14 tours of major international artists. Currently working in business development at Sony Music Entertainment Japan headquarters and the only American employee of the company. In addition to record labels, publishing and artist management, Sony Music Japan boasts the largest artist merchandising company in Japan, a live event division, multiple venues, animation-related business, character licensing, mobile gaming, and more. Lauren is also the founder of Japan's only international music conference, the Tokyo Dance Music Event.
Lee Parsons is a british born entrepreneur and founder of Ditto Music. Ditto works with over 150,000 artists worldwide including Chance The Rapper, Stormzy and many more.
President FaZe Clan & President, Dare Mighty Entertainment
Lee Trink is President of FaZe Clan Inc, a media and entertainment company that owns FaZe Clan, the largest gaming organization in the world boasting 125 million combined followers and 6 top ranked eSports teams as well as Clout Gang, comprised of some of the most influential social media stars in the world.
Lee Trink is also President and Founder of Dare Mighty Entertainment, focusing on artist and talent management and developing media properties.
Dare Mighty’s projects and clients have included multi-platinum global recording artists, and brands like General Motors, Harley-Davidson, Jim Beam and Jimmy John’s. Trink co-produced both the Denzel Washington/Tony Scott film Unstoppable and the Sean Penn short film Americans.
Trink was previously President of EMI’s Capitol Music Group, comprised of Capitol Records, Virgin Records, Blue Note Records and Astralwerks Records. After Trink took the reigns, the company achieved tremendous strides in the toughest climate in record label history accomplishing its EBITA target for the first time in 11 years and breaking more artists under Trink’s tenure than any other major label within the same time period. At EMI, Trink helped devise and oversee global marketing plans for The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz among others.
Trink started his career as an Assistant District Attorney at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office.
Warner Music Singapore
"Lennat Mak is a communicator specializing in artist management, branding, PR, marketing and content production with over 17 years of experience in the music industry. She has worked primarily as a music journalist and broadened her scope of work as an entertainment consultant for Gibson Guitar. Lennat is also the founder/producer of Kombi Sessions. The Kombi Sessions is an online video series that capture Singapore bands in an unique live acoustic setting - the backseat of vintage VW Kombi.
She has worked for MTV Asia as a digital content producer and helms artist management with an additional publicity/ marketing portfolio for independent boutique label Deer Island Records. Beside being a judge and mentor for the 2018 Baybeats Budding Band Program, she is a guest lecturer for LaSalle's BA (Hons) Arts Management Programme.
In January 2017, Lennat has joined Warner Music Singapore. Her current job scope embellishes her music industry experience as the marketing and artist manager for the label's various international and domestic priority artists and projects.
In her free time, she also drums for indie-pop band Obedient Wives Club and has played regional festivals such as Urbanscapes and Laneway Festival."
ECARX (China) Intelligence Technology Co.,Ltd.
Li Pu was in charge of the first commercial IPTV project in China Telecom during the work in Shanghai Telecom, and made Shanghai the first city with 1 million IPTV users. In 2014, Mr. Li was in charge of the license application and market development of the first batch of Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO). In 2015, he achieved the technology service with multiple operators in one platform in the telematics field. Mr. Li has rich experience in the cooperation between MVNO and the Internet ecosystem.
Global Marketing Partner
Lisa Enckell is a partner at the startup generator Antler where she leads Antler’s global marketing as well as supporting the portfolio companies. Lisa is also an active angel investor and has over the past five years invested in early-stage startups in Europe, US and Asia. Before joining Antler, Lisa was an independent marketing and product consultant for startups. Clients include Candy Crush Saga maker King.com, the world’s leading period tracking app Clue, and a number of early-stage European and American startups. Prior to that, she was the VP marketing at Wrapp, a social gifting startup based in San Francisco and Stockholm.
Senior Vice President of Revenue
Makoto Yasuda currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Revenue at Viki, a premier destination for multicultural entertainment and a global OTT service, that reaches over 40 million fans worldwide. Makoto is responsible for running all facets of the company’s top line growth, including programmatic and direct ad sales, and he currently leads the strategy and expansion of Viki Pass, the company’s global subscription service. Prior to assuming the SVP position, he led Viki’s extensive revamp in subscription business as the company’s Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and General Manager of APAC.
VP, Business Development
Malcolm leads Business Development in Asia for Lagardère Sports. An Asia veteran, Malcolm has been in the region for over 20 years, working in multiple markets and sports across a wide range of business areas, including events, sponsorship, media, venues and consulting.
Chief Operating Officer
Times Music - A Division of Times Group
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. for their concert promotion business in the early ‘90s, post which he helped set up the path breaking 24 hour music television station Channel [V] , and subsequently pioneered the digital music landscape in Asia, as part of the founding team at Soundbuzz, then Asia/India’s largest digital music company, acquired by Motorola in early 2008. Mandar now sits on the boards of copyright societies like PPL , IPRS & music industry organisation , IMI ( Indian Music Industry ).
Something Sonic/Sync Summit
Mark Frieser is a serial entrepreneur and global thought leader in entertainment and interactive content and is the CEO of Sync Summit (https://syncsummit.com), Sync Exchange (https:/syncexchange.com) and Something Sonic (https://somethingsonic.com)
Chief Operating Officer
Marshall is Chief Operating Officer, Asia, for Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) and responsible for strategy, business development, finance and operations across the region. He rejoined the company last year having served in AEG’s global corporate development team in Los Angeles over 10 years ago.
Prior to AEG Asia, Marshall was Chief Operating Officer of App Annie, the global leader in mobile app measurement and analytics. As part of the initial founding team based in Beijing and San Francisco, he oversaw company growth from 10 employees to 500 across 12 global offices, raising over USD $150M from top-tier venture capital investors including Sequoia, IDG, and Greycroft.
Before making the leap into startups, Marshall was an associate at Shamrock Capital Advisors, a leading media, entertainment and communications private equity firm based in Los Angeles with over US$2 billion under management.
Marshall holds a bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science and Computing from UCLA and is fascinated about the intersection of tech, entertainment and media.
Head of Global Partnerships
Graduated in Business Law, and developing the FISE World Series for 4 years, Matak is passionated about action sports (freestyle sports such as BMX, Skateboard, Roller, Wakeboard, ski & snowboard) and has spent his professional life to bring their popularity at the top. The integration of BMX Freestyle at the Olympic Games is part of that achievement. Matak is convinced that in the today's digital world, amazing contents is the true definition of a strong IPR and believes that the action sports being super-visual more than any other sports are surfing on their natural attraction making them a real life-style. Don't get him wrong, Matak is still the real fan of all sports including soccer as for him, sports in general is the strongest human connector.
CFO, Global Head of Corporate Development
Matthew Emerman, is CFO and Global Head of Corporate Development Saavn. The largest streaming music service in India and globally for South Asians. Over the past 10 years, Matt has managed Saavn’s Finance, Legal, M&A, Corporate Development, Content Licensing, Tax Structuring and Investor Relations. Most recently, Matt led the acquisition of Saavn by Reliance Industries, a deal valued over $1 billion. Matt has also led the process of raising over $150 million in institutional financing from firms such as Tiger Global, Bertelsmann, Liberty Media, Steadview Capital, Wellington Management and Quilvest, along with other institutional investors and strategic high-net worth individuals. Matt has spent significant time fostering key partnerships with labels, content providers and other key partners across India, and is currently based out of New York and Mumbai.
Head of Sports Partnerships, SEA and Greater China
Maurizio leads Sports Partnerships across Southeast Asia for Twitter. In this role, Maurizio is responsible for developing and driving innovative sports partnerships, creating new revenue opportunities for Twitter and its sports partners in the region, and bringing exciting sports content onto Twitter to reach fans around the world.
Michael is a Partner at Makers Fund, a fund specialising in the global Interactive Entertainment industry. The team have invested in companies such as FaceIT, Bossa Studios, FRVR, Genvid and Klang Games. Makers was founded by alumnus of the Games and Entertainment industry, supporting companies with deep sector knowledge and global networks.
Mike Hill is the CEO of Magnetic Asia, a pioneer integrated event and entertainment solution house based in Hong Kong. Magnetic Asia is the parent company of Clockenflap: Hong Kong’s Music; Arts Festival, the Hong Kong instance of Sonar Electronic Music festival and Congress of creative technologies, Your Mum, a Hong Kong based promoter of music and Ticketflap, a regional digital ticketing platform. Mike’s strong I.T. background, and many years leading Kite Group Ltd, a Hong Kong based technology company lead to the obvious creation of Ticketflap. Ticketflap is now Hong Kong’s leading on line ticketing platform. Mike has a Bachelors (BEng Hons) Degree from Nottingham Trent University in Electronics and Computing and an MSc Degree from Liverpool University in Computer Science.
Managing Director, Asia
beIN Media Group
As Managing Director, Mike works closely with the beIN Media Group’s global leadership team to realise its mission of redefining the sports and entertainment experience for fans in Asia and ANZ. With extensive experience in media, sales and sports marketing, Mike is tasked with shaping beIN’s business model and operations in the region while identifying new customer experiences and revenue opportunities. Since joining beIN, Mike has expanded the beIN SPORTS brand in Asia and doubled the number of beIN SPORTS feeds to ensure wide coverage of its live events and bring fans closer to their much-loved sports and teams. Mike is also responsible for the rollout of beIN’s first multi-device player in Asia, beIN SPORTS Connect.
Global Head of Business Development
Molly Neuman is the Global Head of Business Development at Songtrust, the world’s largest global royalty collection service and publishing administrator. At Songtrust she leads the business development, sales, and marketing teams of in their service to over 150,000 songwriters and 20,000 publishers to collect their publishing royalties worldwide for over 1,000,000 copyrights. Prior to joining Songtrust, Molly was Head of Music at Kickstarter, Interim President and Vice President of the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) and held senior roles in label relations at Rhapsody International and eMusic. Additionally, she has served on the boards of SoundExchange and A2IM. Molly's career in music began as the drummer in Riot Girl band, Bratmobile.
Director of Sponsorship & Partnerships
Murray is a Sports Marketing professional with over 20 years’ experience in Media, Marketing & Sponsorship worldwide. Starting his career at a couple of International Pay TV operations, Murray transitioned into sports working for broadcasters, agencies and sporting bodies. He was worked on some of the biggest sporting brands including ATP, FIFA, NBA, ESPN and Rugby World Cup. When Liberty acquired F1, Murray was one of the new team and is responsible for sponsorship and commercial partnerships.
Inc Southeast Asia
Neel Chowdhury is the President and Editor-in-chief of Inc. Southeast Asia, the Southeast Asian edition of the world's leading media brand for entrepreneurs and start-ups. He has previously worked at Fortune magazine and The Asian Wall Street Journal in senior editorial positions. He is a graduate of Oxford and Harvard and lives in Singapore.
BITREP (Ex-Head of esports, Garena Vietnam)
Founder of Vietnam Esports TV (VETV) Vietnam first eSports channel. After 5 years VETV got more than 2M subscribers and 1.5B+ views. I am also head of Esports in Vietnam in last 4 years with biggest achievement were to bring 2 Vietnamese team to the League of Legends World Championship 2017.
Nicholas is the co-founder and Chairman of Singapore's Cybersports & Online Gaming Association, an active esports ecosystem builder in Singapore working closely with stakeholders like Twitch, Riot, Garena, and National Youth Council. His time in gaming started as a competitive DOTA player more than 10 years back and now works on developing the esports ecosystem in Singapore and in the region. He serves on boards of businesses, non-profits, and government institutions and has been involved in Gaming Matters since its inception in 2016, playing a key role in curating Gaming Matters this year.
Global Head of New Business
Universal Music Group
Global Head of New Business at Universal Music Group, a popular thought-leader and a Billboard 2018 Top Branding Power Player, Olivier Robert-Murphy has successfully led the group’s music and brands business through a period of major transformation.
Global Electronic Sports Championship (GESC)
Oskar is the Founder of GESC, the leading eSports events company in Southeast Asia. In its first year of operations, GESC has already organized two of the biggest eSports events in the history of Southeast Asia: GESC Indonesia and GESC Thailand. Both were the first Dota Pro Circuit events in the history of these countries, and were watched by millions of fans around the globe. Oskar leads a growing team of professionals from the sports and entertainment industries. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelor's Degree from McGill University.
VP of Media Division - APJ
Parimal Pandya is Vice President, Media Division, for Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) at Akamai. He is responsible for leading go to market efforts and driving growth for Akamai’s Media division across the APJ region. Parimal leads a team that works with the top broadcasting, OTT video, gaming, social media, publishing and high tech companies in Asia.
Parimal has been with Akamai for close to 13 years and has led different divisions in the company. He started at Akamai as a product manager and helped launch the Application Acceleration business at Akamai. Parimal also established the Emerging Customer Group (ECG) where he led teams responsible for sales, marketing and services, for mid-market customers globally. Parimal also set up and ran the Carrier Strategy group in Asia where he helped drive key strategic engagements with major carriers across Asia. Before his current position, Parimal led Akamai’s sales and go to market efforts in Greater China and Korea.
The President and founder of Ultra Records, Ultra Music, and Ultra International Music Publishing, Patrick Moxey, is by all accounts a visionary pioneer who has pushed past barriers to bring hip hop and electronic dance music into the mainstream heart of America, where it squarely sits in 2018. Executive Producer of 3 GRAMMY Award winning records and responsible for worldwide multi-platinum hit records such as "Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)" by Omi, "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" by Pitbull and more.
Paul Farberman Entertainment
Paul Farberman graduated from York University and Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He was called to the Bar in 1978 and entered private practice specializing in entertainment law with particular focus on the music industry. After four years in private practice Paul joined CBS Records Canada as Vice-President of Business Affairs. Miles Copeland then hired Paul as Vice-President, Business Affairs for IRS Records in Los Angeles. In 1991 Paul joined Universal Pictures as Vice President, Business Affairs for the Music Department and 5 years later joined 20th Century Fox as VP Business Affairs for their Music Department. Paul then joined Feeling Productions, the management company for Celine Dion, where he spent the next 17 years being involved in the day-to-day management of Celine Dion’s career with particular emphasis on handling all Business Affairs related matters. Currently Paul is providing managing and consulting services to various Artists, Songwriters, Actors, Producers, and various companies in the music, film and television industry.
Managing Director of International
Milk & Honey Management
Peter Coquillard is a 30 year veteran on the US music industry. Peter is the Senior Manager and Head of International at Milk and Honey Management an industry leader in the management, A&R and Marketing of Record producers and Songwriters. Throughout his career he has worked closely with Pete Townshend, The Who, Nine Inch Nails and UK artist Tricky. Spending the majority of his years as a Music Publisher with Windswept Pacific, Nettwerk Music and Silva Tone Music, Peter’s writers have had songs recorded by artists including, Britney Spears, Usher, Beyonce, Madonna, Alessia Cara, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, Madonna, Rhianna, Corrine Bailey Rae and James Arthur. His international experience dates back many years and his writers have had #1 records not only in the US and UK but also Canada, Germany, France, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden, South Africa, Austria, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and China. Peter is also the Co founder of the The Invitational Group which hosts a serious luxury songwriting retreats including the Bali Songwriting Invitational, an annual songwriting retreat for top-level artists and songwriters from around the world entering its 10th year as well as camps in Antibes, Italy, and Montenegro.
CCO Unruly, APAC
In 1999, Phil’s boss at Carat told him that “internet advertising will never take off”. Phil moved from TV into digital marketing and the rest, as they say, is history. As an early pioneer of online video, Phil was responsible for the world’s first ad-funded English Premier League video platform back in 2006. Phil joined Unruly in 2010 as one of its early employees after a successful career working with agencies, broadcasters and adtech start-ups. After growing the European business to six offices he launched Unruly APAC in April 2014. Phil is currently a board member of the Singapore/ SEA IAB and believes that great content and non-invasive, permission-based ad delivery are key to preserving the free internet. He has three young children and is a bit of a vinyl junkie. He divides his spare moments between quality family time and explaining who Sheffield Wednesday are to his APAC colleagues.
Senior Consulting Partner
Pierre has supported global brands for man than 15 years in their business and digital transformation at global level acting as an innovation catalyst, running innovative lean start up strategies and agile working processes. Pierre joined Ogilvy Consulting in 2016 as Senior Partner for the APAC region. He leads both the Innovation and the Health & Wellness practice in ASIA.
He is also the founder of LIVE WITH AI (LWAI), a non-profit Singapore-based organization, gathering 100 though leaders, start-up owners, academics, leading working groups and research on the positive impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to our society.
Pieter van Rijn is CEO of FUGA, an industry-leading technology and services company for international rightsholders. As technology continues to lead a wave of disintermediation, creating new efficiencies, reordering relationships and shifting market paradigms, Pieter regards change as the only constant in the business. Developing flexible and adaptable technology with leading labels, FUGA’s sole role is to provide clients with the tools they require to run their changing businesses more efficiently. Taking up the CEO position in May 2014, Pieter’s vision leverages FUGA’s tech and music expertise and is resonating with clients’ needs. Previously a board level management consultant at 3 Rivers, he was active in the media & entertainment industry in the area of strategy, corporate restructuring and M&A. Before this, Pieter acted as a Senior Project Manager for International Operations/M&A at global TV production company Endemol. Once signed to Sony Music, Pieter is still active as a songwriter in his rare spare time.
Co-Founder & Partner
ANAND & ANAND & KHIMANI
Priyanka is the co-founder and lead partner of Anand and Anand & Khimani. The firm is the result of a dynamic and unique merger between the Mumbai practice of one of India's most illustrious and renowned Intellectual Property firms, Anand and Anand, and Priyanka's erstwhile boutique firm, Khimani & Associates. Priyanka is regarded as one of India’s young and thought-provoking lawyers, who has risen to build one of the most coveted new-age firms in a short span of time. Her celebrity clientele includes a distinguished line up of award-winning songwriters, music producers, singers, film directors, actors, authors and screenwriters. She also represents, and acts for, leading film and digital production houses, independent record labels and publishers, and digital and technology platforms, amongst others.
CEO - Co-Founder
Rai is currently the CEO of BITREP.me, a new community-focused digital talent platform continuing his work around building and professionalizing the content creator ecosystem in Asia-Pacific. Previous to BITREP.me, he served as Director - Asia Pacific at Twitch, the largest live streaming platform in the world.
Ralph Simon is one of the founders of the global mobile social media & entertainment industry - a visionary & innovator known as “the father of the ring tone”. He is a global expert in mobile platforms, social music & multi-screen creativity. He founded the world’s first commercial ring tone service. One of the world’s top 50 executives in mobile since 2005, Ralph invests, advises & develops smartest mobile AI & wireless creative content & assets, VR & MR. He understands that the future belongs to Screenagers everywhere. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK, Founder of Mobilium Global, the international “cool” hunters. Ralph is based in London or on a plane to where mobile innovation calls for discovery, development & investment.
World Federation of Advertisers
Ranji brings 15 years of Marketing, Communications and Consulting experience and a track record of successful intrapreneurship to her current role as Marketing Director for Asia with the World Federation of Advertisers where she is keenly focused on supporting WFA members in the pursuit of increased marketing efficiency and effectiveness through specially curated research, toolkits and peer-to-peer round-table FORUMS. She joined the global team from a role at Samsung where she managed the Media, Digital Marketing and Mobile IMC portfolios across Asia, and has also held in-market MarCom roles with brands such as automotive marque Audi. Ranji was formerly the Executive Director of the IAB Singapore and has also enjoyed a successful career in Executive Search.
Recently described as the 'First Man of Sports' by SportzPower, India's leading sports business publication, Ravi Krishnan has had a career in Sports, Media & Entertainment spanning over two decades. Ravi has helped create, commercialise, execute, and establish some of Asia's and India's long-lasting properties including the Indian Premier League, India's first ever Fashion Week, its only ATP tournament and a global wellness mass participation platform. Ravi moved to India, from Australia, in 1995, to set up IMG and went on to serve as Managing Director for South Asia. Today, Ravi is Chairman of KWANAbler, focused on partnering global stakeholders looking to create long term value for both sides in the Indian market. In this venture, he has partnered with KWAN, India's premier marketplace for entertainment and pop culture. In 2012, he also co-founded Stepathlon, a digital and on-ground mass participation wellness platform aimed at getting people moving, using a "sports marketing approach to wellness”. In 2016, Stepathlon partnered with Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and his management company, to create Stepathlon Kids.
Senior Director Records
Emperor Entertainment Group
Raymond Chan is Senior Director of Emperor Entertainment Group, overseeing records division of the company in South East Asia. He has over 20 years of experience in the record industry. Emperor Entertainment Group is home to successful artists from across the musical spectrum including Nicholas Tse, Joey Yung, Leo Ku, Twins, William Chan, Hacken Lee and Hins Cheung etc.
Director, Content Acquisition
Rishi Mirchandani is the Director of Content Acquisition for Amazon Music. He is responsible for Amazon Music’s global content licensing and has been a key driver in the launch of Amazon Music Unlimited and Prime Music. Prior to joining Amazon in 2013, Rishi was most recently Vice President of Operations at Turntable.fm and before that Vice President of Marketing & Operations at Sony Music. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.
CEO & Founder
Blue Hat Ventures
Rob Gilby is CEO & Founder, Blue Hat Ventures, an advisory & investment firm focused on growth and start-up businesses in the entertainment, media and consumer sectors across Asia. An experienced media executive with 25 years at Disney, Time Warner and PwC across Asia Pacific and Europe, Rob has established deep industry expertise in leading TV networks, distribution, strategy and marketing organizations. Most recently Rob was Managing Director, The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia, driving the rapid growth of the company’s film, media and consumer products businesses in emerging markets such as Indonesia & Philippines, and pioneering digital media initiatives in mobile, social, games & online video.
Mad Mac Entertainment
"Rob McDermott is best known for managing Linkin Park worldwide, building them from clubs to stadiums, selling over 50 million albums and over 8 billion streams worldwide
Rob McDermott’s company, Mad Mac Entertainment, currently advises record labels and managers worldwide on artist development and has consulted for technology and ticketing companies over the last few years.
Rob is owner of To11 Media Inc. a media and community building company. To11 Media are currently re developing the legendary US Hard Rock music magazines METAL EDGE / METAL MANIACS
Over the last 25 years Rob McDermott has been a partner at Andy Gould Management, The Firm, and President of Collective Music Group.
Asia Bureau Chief
Rob Schwartz is a journalist, entrepreneur and music and film producer active in Asia and the US. Rob’s journalism has appeared in publications like Time, Newsweek, NME, Variety, and The Hollywood Reporter. He is the Asia Bureau Chief of Billboard Magazine. In 2002 Rob was appointed Executive Director of the Tokyo-based imprint Play Label. In 2005 he founded the rock-electro label Dynastic Records (www.dynasticrecords.com). Rob is COO of SomethingDrastic (http://somethingdrastic.com/en/), a marketing, PR and translation firm. Rob was the Executive Producer for the 2010 US feature film Putty Hill and currently has the film Bernard & Huey in post-production in LA.
Chief Development Officer
Currently based in Auckland, New Zealand, Rohan spends his time working on practical applications of emerging technology. His interests span AI, AR/VR and IoT. His companies have a vast network of clients in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Europe and Asia. He has worked across a wide range of sectors including entertainment, telecommunications, financial services, transport, architecture and urban design. He currently serves as a director in his own consultancy, Totally Different Ltd. as well as a handful of partnerships and tech start-ups, based in New Zealand, Australia and the US. In his role as Chief Development Officer at Systema AI, he oversees the development of the AI platform into meaningful applications for their clients particularly in music and entertainment. Rohan is excited to see the possible applications of AI particularly in the music industry and is working on developing solutions for his US and Australasian based clients this year.
MD of SEA & Australia and EVP, Commercial APAC and ME
Fox Networks Group
Rohit has a dual role of P&L Head for South East Asia, Hong Kong and Australia and Commercial Head for Fox Networks Group (FNG) Asia Pacific and Middle East. He manages FNG’s largest market cluster overseeing seven in-market teams as well as key affiliate and telco partnerships across 14 markets in Asia Pacific and Middle East. Over fifteen years at FNG, he has been Head of Sports for Asia and General Manager for Middle East. Rohit spearheaded the launch of the FOX+ video streaming service in Asia. He also led the “Global First” launch of the Nat Geo App(combining photography, video, print) in Australia. Rohit began his career with Gillette. He has completed the Advanced Management Program at The Wharton School, has an MBA from S.P. Jain Institute of Management, Mumbai and a B.E(Electrical Engineering) from VJTI, Mumbai University.
CEO and Founder
MINESKI FRANCHISE CORPORATION
Hailed by many as the Father of Philippine Esports, Ronald has been at the fore of esports innovation and excellence for over a decade now. From founding one of the region’s first truly professional esports teams in Mineski-Dota, establishing MET as Asia’s premier esports organizing body, to leading the Mineski Infinity Cybercafe network in to the giant franchise chain that it is today, Rho, as his friends call him, has done, and will continue to do everything in order to ensure that Southeast Asian esports remains competitive on a global level.
Director of Operations
Rufio Zhu is the Director of Operations at Mailman, a leading digital sports marketing platform in China. He’s worked with a host of international and local clients to help them facilitate their China entry strategy, while developing a solid fan base for sports organisations such the Bundesliga, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, and many more. He currently focusses on developing a clear media strategy for top sports organisations and brands, and defines high-level opportunities to partner with powerful media organizations, such as Tencent, Weibo, and iQiyi.
Head Of Music Partnerships
Ruuben heads up ANZ and SEA Music Partnerships for YouTube and Google Play. He works with a broad spectrum of music partners to license, distribute and market their content to YouTube and Google Play's audience globally.
Director, Global Video Solutions
Ryan leads Twitter's Global Video Solutions team & is responsible for Twitter's rapidly accelerating Video Ads business worldwide. As video consumption explodes on the platform, Ryan's team works closely with marketers & agencies to build video ads solutions that connect w consumers & deliver consistent business results. Prior to this role, Ryan spent several years building out Twitter's Global Agency Development program & leading the global partnership with an agency holding company. Prior to joining Twitter, Ryan spent 10+ years working for different ad tech/media platforms in the US & abroad
Landmark Asia Holdings
After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a Business Administration undergraduate degree / MBA degrees and working in the accounting sector and Price Waterhouse and financial sector at J.P. Morgan, Sam Chi started off strong with his first project being the seminal and critically acclaimed Old Boy. Since then, Mr. Chi has invested in and produced more than 20 movies globally and currently has five more in production. Recently, Sam partnered up with Korea’s top producer J.D. Han to form Korea’s hottest production company. Sam has recently moved to a more global film products by producing the Hollywood animated feature Animal Crackers, starring John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Danny DeVito, Sylvester Stallone, and Sir Ian McKellen and directed by Tony Bancroft (Mulan). Staying true to his roots, Sam also presented his latest movie Ktown Cowboys at the South by Southwest Film Festival to approving audiences.
Since then, Sam diversified his entertainment world by teaming up with Simon Fuller (Producer of American Idol) to create truly the first Global Band named Now United. Sam also went big in Hollywood by teaming up with Michael Bay (Transformers) by creating a grahpic novel IP company named 451 Media.
Now, Sam has ventured into Blockchain Technology, covering diverse projects and overall consulting of Crypto Space.
Head of Content Acquisition and Strategic Partnerships
Sam Li is the Head of Content Acquisition and Strategic Partnerships for Sina Sports where he is responsible for domestic and international sports rights acquisition; strategic partnerships with rights holders, teams and individual athletes; and international sponsorships and marketing. He was previously an Associate Vice President with the National Basketball Association. Sam has a Juris Doctor degree from University of Michigan Law School and dual bachelor degrees from University of California, Los Angeles.
Community Lead, North America
Sammie Kang's former PR experience, as well as her time in a crisis consulting firm, has prepared her for being the center of all communication activities for PUBG. Sammie began as the main interpreter at PUBG Corp for Brendan 'PLAYERUNKNOWN' Greene.
Communicating between him and the PUBG Corp dev team, Sammie's experience in both marketing and public relations made her the natural choice to lead the community management efforts during the early alpha testing phase. Sammie now leads a cross-functional community team that includes the sub-disciplines of communications, social media and content creator relations.
Founder and CEO
Desto Blockchain LLC
Samuel Law is the founder of DESTO, a revolutionary and innovative mobile blockchain disruptive tech company. With a mission to trailblaze the financial world by offering a ‘cashless commerce’ product to help the 2.5 billion unbanked and the underserved; and building a mobile blockchain fintech ecosystem, Sam helms the team as the Lead Creative Strategist and is recognised for his inspirational 'can-do' attitude. He also holds the position of Deputy Chairman of the National Blockchain Technology Council (Malaysia).
A creative, passionate executive with 10 years of experience in the music business specializing in brand strategy, public relations & artist management. I am a results-driven, competitive decision-maker with an excellent track record & an expansive international network across the entertainment & media industries. I have enjoyed speaking at some of the worlds top music conferences including Canada Indie Week, M Pour Montreal, Eurosonic, Next CEO conference in Mauritius & look forward to speaking on a panel at Music Matters in Singapore in September 2018. A globally-minded leader responsible for developing South Africa’s first Double Platinum selling local artist: Locnville (MTV EMA Best African Act 2013). Currently in Amsterdam setting up a second office. Past & current brand clients include Mercedes Benz, Ray-Ban, Red Bull, Puma, adidas, BMW, UNICEF, Barcari, Converse and South Africa Tourism (to name a few).
Head - Entertainment Partnerships, Asia Pacific
Saurabh leads content partnerships team and plays a key role in strategic relationship with key media organizations and public celebrities across Asia Pacific based out of Singapore. Since joining Facebook in 2014, Saurabh ramped up the partnerships team and now runs all of APAC partnerships with core focus on connecting people to the content and creators that best inform and entertain them. The team works closely with studios, TV networks, celebrities and creators in the entertainment space, leveraging Facebook platform to maximize their specific objectives & increasing engagement and distribution of their content. In addition, Saurabh’s role is to evangelize new products for the market and rollout to partners for better engagement & user experience e.g. Videos, Instant Articles and FB LIVE etc have seen mass adoption leading to great and authentic user experiences. Saurabh is a Chartered Accountant (India) and MBA by profession and has 15+ years of industry experience. Prior to Facebook, he was Vice President, New Media & Video Monetization at Viacom India Group, has worked with STAR India (Platform Partnerships), Reliance Big Entertainment (Strategy, BD & Content Partnerships including for DTH/IPTV) and has been an Investment Banker with Bank of America.
Global Vice President - Music
Scott Ryan is the Global Vice President - Music for Gracenote, a division of Nielsen. Scott leads commercial strategy and execution as well as works directly with Product and Engineering to develop data and technology solutions for music labels and publishers, streaming media services, payTV and consumer electronics market segments.
Prior to rejoining Gracenote in 2016, Scott served as Senior Vice President of Business at Watchwith, a digital advertising and metadata video platform since aquired by Comcast; Vice President of Sales at The Echo Nest, the industry-leading music discovery platform and intelligence company acquired by Spotify in 2014; and in commercial roles at Gracenote between 2006-2012.
Head of Marketing & Communication, Asia Pacific
Tata Consultancy Services
Sean is a Canadian long-time Asia resident, based in Singapore for the past 8 years. At TCS his organization is responsible for the brand awareness, demand generation and sales enablement programs across the Asia Pacific region. A lifetime sports enthusiast, Sean' career path has forked into sponsorships, and he now oversees TCS' four distance running partnerships in Asia Pacific (Singapore Marathon, City2Surf, Australian Running Festival, Clark Animo). Sean is also on the executive committee of the Singapore Ice Hockey Association.
Head, Alliances & Partnerships
AI Singapore (AISG)
Sengmeng leads alliances and partnerships for AI Singapore and engineers collaborations with glocal entities to further Singapore's national AI ambitions.
Prior to AI Singapore, Sengmeng has over a decade of experience in mobile communications and interactive digital media, launching first-of-its-kind solutions for companies such as Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Sony Music Entertainment. Sengmeng later joined the Singapore Public Service in 2012, where his team helped shape the billion-dollar Asia Pacific games industry and also launched the IDA Lab On Wheels in 2014 - demystifying frontier technologies such as mixed reality, machine intelligence, and robotics to students and masses.
Known for his sweet soft voice, SEUNGRI is the vocalist of BIGBANG and a solo artist. He is not only active as a singer but is grabbing attention in a variety of areas. His solo-debut single was a track in BIGBANG’s regular album “REMEMBER”. Afterwards, he gained much popularity as a solo artist with his solo mini-album titled “V.V.I.P”. He even achieved a Triple Crown with his solo single“LET’S TALK ABOUT LOVE”. As SEUNGRI has passion for DJing, he started his career as a DJ at BIGBANG’s concert in 2010s. Recently he started DJ tour around Asia, performing a unique live mix set. SEUNGRI is fluent in many languages such as, Japanese, English, and Chinese. Moreover he plays a pivotal role in BIGBANG’s overseas promotions. In Japan, SEUNGRI even became the emcee of a number of variety shows thanks to his witty communication skills. He also appeared in TV dramas in and out of the country and received favorable reviews.
Shaun McEwan is one of Asia's leading MC's. Based in Singapore, Shaun performs at Gala's and Conferences across the region. Shaun is also a Professional Fund-Raiser and Auctioneer, helping raise over $10m for Charities in 2017.
Senior Director, Business Development and Marketing Strategy
Shawn is Senior Director, Business Development and Marketing Strategy for Asia. He has been part of the Sony Music family for almost a decade and joined the Asia Regional Office in 2017 to support and embed new approaches and processes for marketing and business development across the region. Shawn initially joined Sony Music’s international team at its London office, focusing on the creation and rollout of a wide range of insight tools (including proprietary segmentations and artist projects). Over the years Shawn has been increasingly focused on the application of insight and planning across Sony Music’s offices around the world, creating a wide range of approaches and strategies supporting over 45 countries across 6 continents.
ShiGGa Shay is a Singapore-based rapper, music producer and film-maker who directs and edits his own music videos. The 25-year-old hip-hop artist produced hits like “Lion City Kia” (Hokkien slang for ‘Lion City Kid’) and “LIMPEH” (Hokkien slang for 'your father') which has stayed No. 1 on the iTunes Singapore Charts for 14 consecutive days and charted the iTunes Malaysia Hip-Hop charts at No. 2.
He performed across multiple stages and platforms which include Singapore’s National Day Parade, Singapore Day, Ultra Singapore, F1, It's the Ship, and SHINE Festival. In August 2016, he was invited to perform at the White House Afterparty for the State Dinner. He collaborated with a number of artists and they include Stefanie Sun, one of Mandopop’s biggest artists, and Korean superstar Jay Park.
Dr Shonali Krishnaswamy's expertise is in Mobile User Analytics and Mobile and Distributed Data Mining. AIDA Technologies is a multi-award winning Machine Learning start-up in Singapore. Prior to starting AIDA, Shonali was Head of Data Analytics at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR (the Singapore Government's national R&D agency). She was an Associate Professor at Monash University, Australia. She is the recipient of several national and international awards for her research and applied R&D such as Institute of Engineers Singapore Prestigious Engineering Award, ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Award, IBM Innovation Award, Australian Research Council Australian Post Doctoral Fellow Award.
Director, Brand & Marketing, Asia Pacific
CEO and Co-Founder at Mighty Bear Games. Formerly of King, Ubisoft, and Bigpoint, Simon has been in the games industry for over 15 years and is now driving forward innovation in mobile gaming from Mighty Bear's base in Singapore.
Previously a musician, engineer, producer, remixer and promoter, Simon has been with The Beggars Group since 1990. Starting work with online distribution in 1997, Simon has since worked with almost every significant entity in digital media. He has spoken at most music conferences around the world on digital music and media strategy, made statements to the UK parliament and has testified at the USA's CRB webcasting proceedings. He is also a director and board member of Video Performance Ltd (VPL) and Consolidated Independent (CI), but the most important role is keeping the Beggars Group of labels at the forefront of all new technologies to deliver its award winning roster of artists to the widest possible audience. The Beggars Group represents 4AD, Matador, Rough Trade, XL Recordings and Young Turks.
In his current role as the Founding Chief Executive Officer of SGInnovate – a private limited company wholly owned by the Singapore Government – Mr Leonard has been chartered to lead an organisation that builds ‘deep-tech’ companies. Capitalising on the science and technology research for which Singapore has gained a global reputation, Mr Leonard’s team works with local and international partners, including universities, venture capitalists, and major corporations to help technical founders imagine, start and scale globally-relevant early-stage technology companies from Singapore.
Swami Sekar is a Technologist, Investor and Serial Entrepreneur. He is currently CEO and Co-founder of Winimy AI. Winimy builds omnichannel AI engineered customer engagement solutions for MICE, Mall, Retail and Commercial Real Estate, with a special focus on Voice AI in B2B and B2B2C context.
Swami Sekar has co-founded or been part of 3 startups, giving him the spectrum of experience across early stage venture development (growing a business from 0-to-1) as well as building growth stage SaaS business at double-digit growth across Asia. He was recognized as one of 100 Leaders of Tomorrow by St. Gallen Symposium in 2010. Swami Sekar has been recognized as a Young Leader at World Cities Summit 2018, joining a network of global leaders & change-makers from diverse sectors who shape the global urban agenda. The global initiative is run by Ministry of National Development (MND) Singapore. He has worked as a Venture Capital Investor at Intel Capital and held leadership roles in Sales and Business Development at Intel and VMWare. Swami holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Regional Manager (SEA + AUNZ) & Head of Trade Marketing (APAC)
Believe Distribution Services
With a commitment to music for over 15 years, spanning music production, artist management, event promotion and now in digital distribution with Believe, Syaheed has worked with artists at all levels of development.
At Believe, Syaheed oversees the Southeast Asia + AUNZ operations & leads the APAC trade marketing division. Believe is committed to providing smart distribution and marketing services to independent labels and artists worldwide. We focus on developing useful tools to serve the end-to-end supply chain for music distribution, and build teams of dedicated music professionals to develop our client’s digital strategy.
Believe works with exciting independent labels like Mirror Music Group, Darker Than Wax, Umami Records, Future Classic, and artists like Tulus, Raisa, Phum Viphurit, DABOYWAY, Fern., Claudia Baretto, Haneri, Linying, Lucianblomkamp, Robinson, to name a few.
Syaheed presently chairs The Music Society, Singapore (SGMUSO), a non-profit organization aimed at addressing the sustainability of the Singapore music industry through initiatives in developing skills, advocacy & opportunities for its members. SGMUSO works with artists, music business practitioners, students, and government officials to form strategy and manage resources to grow & market the Singapore music industry, both at home and abroad.
Singapore Telecommunications Ltd
Sze Meng is the Vice President, Business in the International Group of Singtel. Previously, he was the Senior Director & General Manager, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan for PayPal. He joined PayPal from Visa where he was the VP, Head of Marketing Strategy, Planning and Insights for the Asia-Pacific region and VP, Head of Marketing for China. He also took on previous roles in strategy and business development. Before Visa, he worked with McKinsey & Co. in Chicago, US, and Monitor Group in Singapore as a management consultant.
Taku founded Peatix together with his former colleagues at Amazon, and has served as its CEO since its inception. Taku also held the position of Representative Director and CEO of YOOX Japan until August 2009. Prior to YOOX, Taku held various positions at Amazon Japan including head of its mobile and online marketing divisions. He also launched the iTunes Music Store in Japan while at Apple in 2005 and led its marketing team. Taku began his career at Sony Music Entertainment's international business affairs division in Japan. He holds a B.A. from Yale University.
Tarsame Mittal Talent Management
Tarsame Mittal is the founder of TM Talent Management - one of the most preferred Talent Management Organisation in the Indian Music Industry. TM Talent Management represents 26 musicians from the Indian Music & Live Entertainment Industry including some of the most prominent names like Ajay-Atul, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Amit Trivedi, Arijit Singh, Hariharan, Rekha Bhardwaj,Sajid Wajid,Sunidhi Chauhan, Vishal Bhardwaj, Vishal & Shekhar and Zubeen Garg . He has also visioned several initiatives in Indian Music Business including:
Bollywood Music Project (BMP) - a 2-day, multi stage & genre music festival that features over 60 artists in from the Music Industry and has successfully completed 3 editions in the past 18 months.
All About Music - an all-inclusive B2B conference for the Music Industry . In its debut year, it brought together over 85+ speakers & 1000+ stakeholders , making it one of the most memorable music conference.
Music Plus - An interactive music communication portal serving as an all-inclusive information hub for the music industry and music lovers.
Founder and CEO
TC Pan is the founder and CEO of Ultimate Music, the largest open music service platform for smart devices in China.
As the creator of “Ting Cloud”, Ultimate Music is leader in content and data management in China’s music market, in long-term strategic partnershipswith leading smart device makers such as Samsung and Xiaomi, as well as major labels, indies and artists all over the world.
TC used to worked as Head of Entertainment Services, Nokia Greater China, and Senior Consultant of Google Play Music Asia Pacific. As an expert in Mobile Internet/Internet with proven record of service creation, operation& user acquisition, TC is well-connected with internet & content business executives both in China and globally.
Thaddeus Rudd is Co-Owner and Co-President of Mom+Pop Music, based in New York. Celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary in 2018, Mom+Pop is a leading independent music company whose roster includes Courtney Barnett, Flume, Tash Sultana, Alice Merton, Alina Baraz, Lucius, Jai Wolf, Sunflower Bean, Hinds and many more. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Senior Vice President, IMG Media
Tom has been at IMG for fifteen years, six in Asia. He is responsible for APAC Business Development, Digital and Entertainment for IMG Media. This includes running various sports relationships and driving Endeavor Content's distribution business in mainland Asia.
Vice President of Product, Music
Tom Rettig is Vice President of Product, Music at Gracenote. In his role, he is responsible for overseeing the development and management of the company's music data, content recognition and recommendation products which power the next-generation music experiences offered by the world's leading streaming services, along with the top web, mobile, CE and automotive companies. Prior to joining Gracenote, Tom was Vice President of Production Studios (art, audio, animation and software) at LeapFrog, as well as the Sound Director at Broderbund Software. At both companies he played key roles in bringing several award-winning products to market. Tom has served on the Executive Board of the MIDI Manufacturers Association.
Paradigm Talent Agency
TOM WINDISH is the founder of The Windish Agency, a three-time winner of Pollstar's Independent Agency of the Year Award. Prior to joining Paradigm as a Senior Executive in 2017, Windish had grown The Windish Agency from his Chicago apartment with two employees to more than 80 employees with offices in six cities.
He is known for developing the touring careers of such artists as Lorde, alt-J, The xx and Hot Chip. Working with these musicians from the early days of their careers, Windish has seen clients grow from playing small local venues to dominating stages at major festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza and Electric Daisy Carnival. Many have earned Grammy nominations and wins.
Windish leads the agent team that developed Lorde’s Melodrama World Tour, which played to sold-out crowds at Coachella, Governor’s Ball, among many others. The album itself hit number one on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, and nominated for Album of the Year at the 2018 Grammys.
He has been recognized on Billboard’s Power 100 list both individually and as a member of Paradigm’s Music Executive Group in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Vice President, Business Development
Anthony (“Tony”) Zameczkowski is Vice President, Business Development for Netflix Asia. Tony has held pivotal roles within huge organizations operating where he has been responsible for leading teams in strategic partnerships and business development efforts in ever-changing and fast-moving environments. Since Tony joined Netflix earlier this year, it has inked Netflix Open Connect partnership deals with leading Singapore info-communications players - Singtel and StarHub - to deliver optimal streaming experiences for Netflix members. It now also has partnerships in Hong Kong with nowTV – delivered by PCCW Media Limited. In June, Netflix entered into a partnership with Globe Telecom in Philippines. With more than 17 years’ experience in the media and technology industry, Tony has a proven track record of building and strengthening strategic partnerships with key players across content verticals (entertainment, music, sports and news) in markets covering Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia. Prior to Netflix, he was in a global managerial position running the international operations of Victorious, a Kleiner Perkins-backed start-up in the mobile video space, building new business and partnerships for the US-based digital company. Before that, Tony spent eight years at Google/YouTube in Europe and Asia. He first came to Asia five years ago in his capacity as Head of Partnerships for Greater China and South East Asia in Hong Kong. Later he moved to Singapore to manage the YouTube Music business in the APAC region. He was among the first few employees to be part of the video-sharing platform, when it was acquired by Google. Tony’s roots in entertainment started when he worked at Warner Bros. Television as Sales and Business Development Manager, licensing content to broadcasters and VOD platforms in Europe. He holds an MBA awarded jointly by the Kellogg School of Management and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, as well as a Master’s degree from ESSEC Business School.
Top Dog Group
Troy Barrott is the founder and director of the talent management business Top Dog Group. Working alongside Paul Paoliello, the pair have built the forward-thinking business, focussing on musicians, songwriters, producers and technical wizards in the entertainment industry. With over 20 years of experience within the media and entertainment industry, Troy Barrott is a dynamic and highly regarded marcomm professional. Skilled in the art of conceptualizing and orchestrating brand building marketing campaigns that effectively reinforce and build brand images across multiple platforms. Barrott is adept in content, sales and promotions and has a passion for social media marketing and digital marketing concepts.
Global Head of Digital Sales
International Cricket Council (ICC)
Unmish triangulates content, commerce & the consumer – using technology. He facilitates the digital transformation of media businesses, curates markets of digital demand, helps brands tell innovate stories and mentors startups in MediaTech, SportsTech & VideoTech. Educated at Cambridge, London Business School and St. Stephen’s, Singapore is Unmish’s 5th home after London, New York, Johannesburg & Delhi. He’s conducted business in over 30-countries on three Continents for blue-chips such as IMG, BBC Technology, ESPN STAR Sports, Fox, News Corp, Scripps Interactive Networks, Jungle Ventures and the International Cricket Council (ICC). Unmish is active on LinkedIn and in “listening” mode on Twitter.
Media Lead - APAC
Ferrero Asia Pacific
Veneeta has been in the marketing communication industry for over 15 years. She has extensive CPG marketing and communication experience across brands & markets in APAC. Currently Veneeta leads communication and media for Ferrero APAC based in Singapore. She is passionate about building integrated meaningful consumer connections that address required consumer behavior change and the barrier to it. In her current role, she drives connections planning, partnerships and programmatic agenda across markets in APAC.
In 2016 Veronica Fusaro released her self-produced EP "Lost In Thought" and surprised the Swiss music industry by winning the "Demo of the Year" at the M4Music-Festival. She was then awarded "Best Talent" by the national radio station SRF3 and was nominated for the Swiss Music Awards 2017. She then presented her music at various Swiss festivals (Gurtenfestival, Moon&Stars, Rock Oz'Arènes etc.) and performed at international conferences such as Musexpo in Los Angeles, ILMC in London and Reeperbahn Festival Hamburg. Her second EP "ICE COLD" was released on February 9th 2018, and entered the official Swiss album charts at number 16. With the single "Better If I Go" Veronica performed at the Swiss Music Awards at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, was invited to the Winter Olympics in Pyeong Chang and recently played two showcases at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton. She is currently on tour and is keenly writing new music. We can look forward to more!
Senior Vice President - India & South Asia
Universal Music India
With over 17 years of experience, Vinit is an entrepreneurial and creative leader with a proven track record of delivering strategic and commercial goals in the fast paced, constantly evolving Music & Entertainment industry. As Senior Vice President (India & South Asia) at Universal Music, Vinit is responsible for all strategic initiatives and P&L delivery of the region. He also drives UMG India’s domestic artist and content strategy. Under his leadership, Universal collaborated with leading Bollywood director Mohit Surio to launch the sub-label EMI Records India in May 2015. EMI Records India’s vision is to discover, nurture and promote new music talent. In 2018, he launched the VYRL Originals property with the objective of promoting independent artists from India. His area of expertise spans across the Artist & Repertoire, Digital Strategy, Music Publishing, Licensing and Music Festival businesses. Prior to Universal, Vinit has worked with Sony Music, Citibank and Titan.
Wali is the founder of Sports Connect, a Singapore based sports marketing & athlete management agency focused on emerging markets. They help brands reach their business goals through sports. Originally from Pakistan, Wali has lived in Singapore for the past 14 years. Prior to Sports Connect he built and led the Asia Pacific partnerships division for a global energy services company. Wali holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelor's Degree from the National University of Singapore. He hails from a sporting family and frequently writes on the business of sports.
Principal Product Manager
Warren has 10 years of experience building products on the consumer web. Over the last four and a half years, he's worked on social products at Twitch to help streamers build and maintain engaging communities of viewers.
Regional Head of Community Engagement and Sustainability
Standard Chartered Bank
Winnie Tan is the Head of Community Engagement and Sustainability for Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore and ASA region (ASEAN & South Asia). She is responsible for driving the development and implementation of the Bank’s sustainability strategy in the region. Her portfolio also includes the governance and delivery of the Bank's community engagement programmes across ASA region.
Before returning to Singapore to assume this role in 2015, Winnie was the Head of Sustainability & Brand for Standard Chartered Bank in China. She was responsible for the sustainability and community investment programmes, and the chief architect for the Bank’s corporate brand strategy in China. Winnie joined the Bank in Singapore in 2005. She worked on both Group and Singapore Wholesale Banking communications before relocating to Shanghai in 2007 as the Communications lead for the Bank’s Local Incorporation in China.
Prior to joining the Bank, Winnie was a marketing specialist in news and publishing firms – Singapore Press Holdings, The Edge Singapore and Dow Jones & Company.
General Manager, International Business
Ultimate Music, TME Group
Winston Chong, Ultimate Music’s General Manager for their International Business is responsible for the overall business conducted outside of China. This includes strategizing & developing the “Ting Cloud” open music platform with enablers in Asia, engaging with the localized music labels and driving the digital music business with business partners across various industries.
Winston is a business leader with over 20 years of experience across Asia Pacific & Greater China region. He has successful multinational company experience in managing cross-cultural, cross-boundary teams, business development, sales and strategic planning in software, mobile and online services industries. His past extensive career included leadership roles in Samsung, Nokia, Pacific Internet and Nestle.
As Managing Director, NBA India, Yannick oversees all of the league’s business and basketball development in the country. Under his leadership, the NBA has seen tremendous growth both in fanbase and participation, fueled by multi-platform media partnerships, the largest grassroots sports program in India (JrNBA), the league’s first online store in the country and the successful rollout of NBA Basketball Schools and The NBA Academy India. Yannick, who has close to 20 years of experience in the sports industry, started his career at IMG and also served as the COO of Nimbus Sport prior to joining the NBA
Trinity Optima Production
With more than fifteen years of experience managing artists from different age groups, Yonathan specializes in maintaining artist life cycle and developing their brand as the artist matures. He is known for his adaptability in business and has successfully transformed Trinity Optima Production from a music label into a group of companies consisting of Recod Label, Artist Management, Music Publisher, Digital Content Provider and a Multi-Channel Network. Yonathan hopes to be able to cater to artists by providing a 360 degree services throughout their career journey, helping them grow and maximizing today’s and future business opportunities.
Mayonie Pro/SJN Agency
Zakes a former A&R Exec at Sony Music Africa, ballet and stage performer, Zakes fell in love with music from a young age and started his career playing the piano while studying towards his Diploma in Jazz and Popular Music at the University of KwaZulu - Natal.
Zakes formed independent record label Mayonie Productions during his final year of studying – seen as a brave move in the industry at the time. Adamant to avoid being another musician whose fate lay in the hands of a record company, he decided to form his own business focused on signing new talent and negotiating on their behalf. This business venture led to the discovery of L’vovo.
Zakes’ devoted passion for the industry in addition led him to discover Durban Kwaito Music (DKM), a genre which finds a perfect balance between house beats and kwaito lyrics, providing a cross-over appeal but staying true to the kwaito feel.
While pursuing an active recording schedule, Zakes loves nothing more than to be on stage, clearly evident in the energy and passion he brings to every performance. With his 7-piece band, Zakes has been described as a blend of James Brown, Fela-Kuti and other soulful musical influences from New Orleans.
Check out Zakes Bantwini on Facebook or follow him on Twitter at @ZakesBantwiniSA.
Celebrating our 13th edition ATM18 is conference by day, music festival by night, and brings together the region’s leading Music, Sports, Gaming, Digital and Marketing decision-makers to explore what it means to engage audiences in a fan-driven world.
This year’s theme? For the Fan of it!
With 60% of the world’s youth population living just around the corner, Asia is steering the ship. Join us in Singapore at ATM18 where Asia’s entertainment industry glitterati gather to navigate the future.
All That Matters...a serious business festival that is seriously good fun.
The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore, September 7-12.
7 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039799
+65 6337 8888
Our travel experience partner, The Appointment Group (TAG) have a range of special negotiated rates just for your stay at 'All That Matters'. This includes our host venue The Ritz Carlton, alongside other great Singapore options.
Please contact Jodie and her team at TAG and they will be able to find you the best deal in town!
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Whilst you're in town for All That Matters, we've compiled a list of the top Singapore Experiences for you to enjoy. Download this brochure which also includes some great dining options and places to grab a drink and network with your fellow delegates.
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:
Phone switchboard, agony aunt, corporate diplomat, secretary, fixer, purse strings, backstop & sometimes COO.
What I really do:
Lead the Singapore Brandenistas, HR, Operations & Finance, our YouTube FanFest Global Partnership & try to keep Jasper in check.
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".
Making sure events are a commercial success.
Hate something, change something, make something better
Partnership and sponsorship opportunities
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.
Liaise with strategic partners, help to organise sponsorships
Coffee, Yoga, Family Time
Anything regarding Sponsorships/ Commercial Partnerships
Keeping it simple, Nat
Co-ordinate the suite of Branded’s global projects.
Paddle - the greater the distance the bigger the challenge.
Production and Talent Management for Branded’s global projects.
Whatever Sammy says
What they call me:
Talent & Marketing Executive, Update YTFF Website & help out with anything i can!
What I really do:
Bring down the average age of the office
Support in event production elements
The girl with crazy hair colour
I work with an awesome team to put on multiple crazy nights of new music.
The above and then some.
Anything Artist Relations / Festival Relations. Who needs coffee? I’ll buy
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