Digital Strategy Director
Chief Technology Officer
NBC Sports Group
Chief Operating Officer
President and General Manager, Discovery Golf
Head of Business Development and Broadcast Partnering
Chief Technology Officer
Senior Vice President, Sports Rights & Commercialisation
Chief Digital Officer
Head of International & New Business
Head of Marketing, EMEA
Chief Media Officer
Vice President, Broadcast & Media Rights
Head of Digital Products
SVP & GM Europe, Africa and Emerging Markets
Director, Sports Partnerships
Sports Partnerships Manager
Head of Sports, Canal OTT
Digital Product Director
Head of Digital
Director of Sports
Director Business Affairs
Chief Product and Marketing Officer
Research director, Channels and Programming
Founder & CEO
Director of Product & Technology
Managing Director, OTT & Digital Services
Vice President, Media Rights
Senior Director, Product Marketing
Global Director, Sports
Head of Global Sales
Eurovision Media Services
Co-Founder & COO
Director of Content Protection for Europe and Africa
21st Century Fox
Managing Director, International
Global Head of Digital Sales
VP, Business Development, Sports Performance
Former Chief Digital Officer
Strategy Director, Digital Media
Product Marketing Specialist
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Planning
Chief Operating Officer
Digital Director, Sports and News’
Managing Director, Europe
Executive Chairman & Group CEO
VP, International Media & Business Development
NFL Game Pass
EVP & General Manager, Digital Media
NBC Sports Group
Olympic Broadcasting Services
SVP, Digital Platforms & Media Strategy
Vice President, Global Media Distribution
Vice President, Sports Distribution & Business Development
Born in Madrid, Alfredo is an executive with more 10+ years of experience in the Sports Industry, always working in international companies. Alfredo recently joined LaLiga as Head of Digital Strategy after spending 3 years leading Facebook Media Partnerships Team in Spain and Portugal, where he worked closely with the main sports and news publishers in both regions to help them achieve their business objectives and build broader audiences. Before that he spent 7 years as Head of International Clients within the Sponsorship Team of Real Madrid.
Barney Francis was appointed Managing Director, Sky Sports in 2009. He is responsible for Sky Sports output across six sports channels including Sky Sports News HD, as well as online and mobile content. He joined Sky in 1999, and has since produced a range of live coverage, support programming and sports news content. As Sky’s executive producer for cricket for six years, Barney was responsible for Sky’s first exclusively live coverage of England’s domestic Tests, before moving on to Premier League and UEFA Champions League production.
Eric Black was named Chief Technology Officer of NBC Sports Group Digital in 2015. Black manages all IP-delivered platforms for NBC Sports Digital, including its numerous websites, applications and connected devices. He also oversees NBC Sports’ Playmaker Media, a separate business which provides end-to-end video support service for companies in need of best-in-class live streaming and VOD solutions.
Under Black’s leadership, NBC Sports Digital and Playmaker Media have streamed some of the most prestigious properties in sports, including five Olympic Games, two Super Bowls, Sunday Night Football – primetime television’s No. 1 show -- the National Hockey League, Premier League, National Basketball Association, NASCAR, the Triple Crown, Notre Dame Football, and the Open Championship, among many others. The systems built by Black have focused on both high concurrent traffic and scale, and now operate on more than 20,000 events per year, resulting in billions of consumed minutes.
Matt Hong is Chief Operating Officer of Turner Sports, a division of Turner and Time Warner. In this role, he oversees teams responsible for long-term business strategy, rights acquisitions, league partnerships, programming, marketing, revenue & sales inventory planning, and day-to-day operations for the division.Turner Sports presents premium sporting events including NBA regular season, All-Star and Playoffs coverage, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, MLB regular season and Postseason, the PGA Championship, ELEAGUE professional eSports, and the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League across TNT, TBS and truTV. In addition to his division-wide responsibilities, Hong oversees the management of various sports businesses and properties including Bleacher Report, NBA TV, NBA Digital, NCAA Digital and March Madness Live, PGA.com and PGA Championship Live, and the new B/R Live OTT offering.
Alex Kaplan is President and General Manager of the Discovery Golf Group which includes the PGA TOUR alliance, established following the unprecedented long-term agreement to create a new ‘Home of Golf’ platform. He leads the division with full P&L responsibility including exploitation of the global multi-platform live rights, outside the United States, to all PGA TOUR media properties and creating a new OTT streaming service to engage international golf fans across every mobile screen in up to 220 markets and territories. Alex brings years of experience in sports, media, and direct-to-consumer businesses. On joining Discovery in January 2017, he held the role of EVP Commercial, Eurosport Digital, managing subscriber acquisition, retention, global pricing and packaging, and digital content and acquisition. He also led all digital marketing, distribution and partnership functions. During this time, Alex and his team have helped grow the Eurosport direct-to-consumer business to over 1 million subscribers. He joined Discovery after holding senior leadership positions at the NBA and DIRECTV/AT&T. Previously, Alex served as Senior Vice President, Global Media Distribution for the NBA where he was responsible for the global direct-to-consumer strategy and business operations, including the NBA’s League Pass OTT platform. Alex had formerly spent 10 years at DIRECTV/AT&T where he led the organization responsible for DIRECTV Sports and oversaw Revenue and Entertainment products and services, driving more than $4.5B in annual revenue.
Louisa has worked at BT (Consumer) since the evolution of BT TV and was heavily involved in the launch of BTSport after BT secured its first set of key rights for the Premier League. Working in Business Development across the BT business, but with a core focus on Sport and TV, Louisa has negotiated commercial agreements with all sizes of partners critical in delivering amazing customer experiences across devices and channels. Building long-term partnerships with rightsholders, broadcast infrastructure suppliers and social media partners with a view to developing new ways to deliver content (Subscription, Free-to-Air, Pay-per-view), whilst bringing value to consumers and the BT TV and BT Sport businesses. Born and raised in the north-east of England but living with her two children in Hertfordshire who keep her on her toes and in touch with what today’s younger consumers demand from content and the viewing experience.
Michael was appointed CTO for the PGA European Tour in Nov2017, with responsibility for Digital, Scoring, Infrastructure and Data Management including Official World Golf Rankings. Formerly, Michael was the London 2012 Marketing and Communications Director for BT Global Services, and responsible for activating BT Global Services’ highly successful London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games marketing campaign worldwide, as well as being responsible for operational and crisis communications across BT’s highly acclaimed London 2012 Delivery programme. Michael then went on to form TrueGold Communications, a sports marketing agency specialising in technology-based global sport sponsorship.
COPA90 is a football company with over 115 million views per month and with 35 minutes per fan per week average watch time, now regarded as the definitive youth media brand for football. The brand's influence is far-reaching. Recent COPA90 hits and highlights include ‘Corbyn and Chill' – Jeremy Corbyn’s pre-election appearance on COPA90 which was widely cited as helping mobilise the youth vote in the run up to General Election 2017. Mundial magazine called COPA90 "The voice of a generation." COPA90's FIFA and Chill interview format has also attracted Beckham, Stormzy, Pogba, Lil Yachty, Lethal Bizzle. COPA90 has consolidated its position as a disrupter of the sports media landscape with a number of innovations. In 2016, it was the first football brand to build a Facebook Messenger chatbot for the UEFA European Championship and in July 2017 announced its new COPA90 LIVE series which is re-defining how a live football match should look and feel.
Hans Gabbe has served as Senior Vice President Sports Rights & Commercialization at Sky Deutschland since February 2016. In this position, he oversees the acquisition of sports rights as well as the Sports Commercialization division, which focuses on the development of alternative revenue models in sports and the strategic utilization and alignment of sports rights. The 44-year-old lawyer played a major role in acquiring the broadcasting rights to the German Bundesliga until 2021, the UEFA Champions League and the German Handball Bundesliga. Gabbe has been with the company since 2004, when he joined Premiere - as it was known at the time - as Junior Manager after completing his studies.
Brianne leads the EME marketing team, which manages NBA brand marketing, social media channels, and CRM initiatives. The primary focus is to drive fan growth and increase following and engagement amongst core fans in the region. As part of this, she oversees the NBA’s European primetime game campaign, “NBA Sundays,” to drive viewership in the region. The goal of the NBA’s country-specific social channels is to engage fans authentically through locally relevant content. Our following is industry leading and continues to grow in both engagement and reach.
Tim has just joined F1 as Head of Products where he leads a small team with ambitious plans for their OTT service moving into the 2018 season. Prior to that he spent nearly 10 years at Sky in various digital product roles across Sports and News, working extensively across their range of mobile applications. In his early career he worked for Setanta Sports, Southampton Football Club and the Southern Daily Echo.
Harvey was appointed CEO of Leeds United, where he remained for nine years before joining the EFL in 2013. As Chief Executive, he now oversees the day to day administration and management of the largest single body of professional clubs in European football and he has implemented a number of innovative changes to the League and its competitions. In the summer of 2016, The Football League was retitled the ‘English Football League’ as part of a comprehensive re-branding to give the League’s competitions a new and distinct identity, while simultaneously retaining its unique heritage. More recent changes have seen a revamped format of the Checkatrade Trophy competition in a bid to strengthen the future of English football, as well as an enhancement of the EFL’s profile abroad, through the Carabao Cup sponsorship and record overseas broadcasting agreements. Harvey oversees a commercial programme that generates more than £140m of revenue every season from broadcasting and sponsorship. This includes the iFollow service – an innovative digital streaming OTT platform that allows fans of EFL Clubs at home and abroad to watch their team play live – which is a first for football and a pioneering service in sports broadcasting. More recently, Harvey successfully concluded negotiations with Sky Sports to secure a live domestic broadcasting rights deal worth £600million running until 2024, the biggest in the League’s history
Stefan Kastenmüller is Senior Vice President & General Manager Europe, Africa and Emerging Markets at WWE Inc., worldwide market leader in the sports entertainment industry. He manages the office since 2013, when the international office decided to open up its European office in Munich, Germany. Stefan Kastenmüller has been working for over 25 years in executive positions in traditional and digital media, with brands and premium content companies. Prior to his remit at WWE, he held positions in companies such as Ringier, UFA/FrementleMedia, Disney, Philip Morris and MTV Europe.
Guy-Laurent Epstein is the Marketing Director of UEFA Events S.A. set up in 2009 as a wholly owned UEFA subsidiary company; it manages the marketing and commercial interests of UEFA.
In 2002, Guy-Laurent joined UEFA as TV & Sponsorship Manager and soon became Head of Marketing Activities. In 2005, he created the Media Rights unit which is responsible for the overall sales of broadcast rights for UEFA competitions. Thereafter in 2010, he was appointed Marketing Director, responsible for the on-going development of all marketing and commercial activities, including brand, media and sponsorship, across all UEFA competitions.
Julian was with amaysim since January 2013 and was appointed as CEO since July 2014. Julian has overseen the rapid rise of amaysim, which launched in November 2010, to become the leading challenger brand in the Australian mobile sector capturing nearly 5% of the consumer mobile market. Key achievements during his role at amaysim were creating the largest Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) in Australia with over 1.1 million subscribers, and was independently voted MVNO of the year 2017 & 2018. Lastly as CEO Julian saw Julian lead Amaysim Roy to Telco of the year in 3 of the last 4 years. Julian moved to Streamotion in July 2018.
Tim is the founder and CEO of RugbyPass, the largest digital rugby network in the world. Tim has been involved in OTT sports streaming since 2013 with Coliseum and Premier League Pass in New Zealand.
Theo started his career as a truly terrible reporter for BBC local radio but had the good fortune of being let go by the Beeb just as a small Californian outfit called Google launched its UK office. At Google, Theo worked at YouTube managing the Major record labels, bringing Channel 4 onto the platform and launched the Queen's YouTube channel. Seven years and several stone heavier he left the company to head up Digital at Simon Cowell's production company Syco before leaving Cowell for the bright lights of Twitter where he heads up the sport partnerships team focussed on video monetization. He has no idea how to verify anyone on Twitter (before anyone asks) but will happily speak to you about video opportunities on the platform.
Ajit Mohan is the CEO of Hotstar. Ajit launched and built India's leading streaming platform, Hotstar, which still remains one of the few video services in the world that bring together TV shows, movies and live sports. Under his leadership, the platform has achieved dramatic scale – with more than 350 million downloads to date, and nearly 100 million users a month. It is the first local service and one of the few entertainment apps anywhere in the world, to cross 100 million downloads on the Google Play Store. Ajit is a graduate of the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an alumni of McKinsey and Company's New York office and a Fellow at the McKinsey Global Institute. He is an India board member of the Mobile Marketing Association and the Chairman of IAMAI’s Entertainment Sub Committee.
Head of Sports at Canal OTT, the digital division of Canal+. After 15+ years in (linear) broadcasting as a host, announcer and editor in chief I joined in 2015 the digital division as the head the Sports department. In this role I handle all digital content output on social medias and on our proprietary platform MyCanal. Last year I’ve launched the first dedicated social talk show (#LePetitDebrief) reviewing the football week live exclusively on FB, TW and Dailymotion. Since then we launched a second show called #LesPetitsPronos about Football betting. We also have web documentary series called “La Bande à bauer” focusing on a small 3rd division football team that is doing very well on Facebook with over 800K views per episode and we are lauching a web documentary about a ligue 1 club in the coming weeks.
Johannes Franken is Head of Digital at Host Broadcast Services (HBS). In this role, he is responsible for the development and management of the multimedia services offered by HBS to its partners and clients. On behalf of FIFA, he designed and implemented the multimedia offers provided by HBS for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.
Oliver has fifteen years experience negotiating and advising on key commercial deals within the sports industry with a particular focus on media rights. Oliver started his career as a solicitor at Bird and Bird before moving to acquire sports rights from global sports organisations for 2 years at EA Sports and subsequently for 6 years at Sky Sports. Since 2012, Oliver has been at TEAM Marketing selling UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League media rights to companies worldwide and negotiating a number of the highest value broadcasting deals in the industry. Oliver joined the TEAM Management Board in 2015 and now jointly heads the Media Rights Department. Alongside his role as a Director at TEAM, Oliver is also a Director of the British Association for Sport and Law.
I’ve worked in the digital landscape for more than 14 years and have built a deep understanding of the right strategies and plans using IP-based geolocation and circumvention-based data that can help companies around the world improve their online endeavors. I’ve worked directly with a large number of companies across many different industry verticals on how to harness IP data for their own unique business needs―including Over-the-Top (OTT) platforms, Video on Demand (VOD), advertising technology, cyber security, ecommerce, and financial institutions. Named as one of the “Top-50 Women in Ad Tech” and as a thought leader in location-based services, I regularly speak at industry conferences around the world and am a regular contributor to trade press on the role of geolocation data.
Cristian Livadiotti is the Co-Founder & CEO of Wildmoka, a leading live clipping, editing and publishing platform for broadcasters. Prior to Wildmoka, Cristian has held a number of senior management positions in various software companies, from mobile platforms to telco infrastructures. He has a proven track record in successfully setting up ventures, projects, and teams, and building a cohesive, self-motivated attitude that binds people in their activity. Wildmoka is not the first time the two Co-Founders, Thomas Menguy and Cristian Livadiotti, joined forces in an entrepreneurial endeavor. “We have been working together for more than 15 years”, said Livadiotti. Their previous start-up (a mobile OS company) was acquired by Alcatel-Lucent and it was not long before the duo got the urge to start again.
Carlo De Marchis is the Chief Product and Marketing Officer at deltatre and has joined the company in 1988; for 26 years now, he has experienced the highest levels of sport all around the world and participated to every step of deltatre’s impressive growth. Today, Carlo De Marchis leads the Company’s Product Strategy with an exclusive drive on Social Media, Multi-platform digital solutions and their interaction with the TV.
Tim Westcott is Research and Analysis Director of the Channels and Programming team at IHS Markit. Tim joined the company in September 2004 and specialises in TV programme production and distribution, sports rights and public broadcasting. He is also editor of the monthly Media and Technology Digest. He previously worked for two years at the European Audiovisual Observatory in Strasbourg as an analyst specializing public film and audiovisual funding, and before that worked as a journalist at the Financial Times Group and Emap, including a stint as editor of Television Business International.
At Maestro, Ari guides the company’s vision enabling enterprise live streamers own, engage, and monetize their audiences. He is leading the industry to create new gold standards in engaging live broadcasts and developing metrics to help customers build stronger relationships with their audiences. Ari led Maestro’s win in the 2017 Manatt Digital eSports Startup Launchpad and finalist recognition at the 2017 Digital Entertainment World, 2016 SXSW Accelerator, and 2016 TechCrunch Disrupt hosted by the NFL. Prior to Maestro, Ari was a product manager at Zynga where he designed features, managed revenue, and integrated Fortune 100 brands like Coca-Cola and McDonalds into CityVille, the most popular game on Facebook. Before Zynga, he was an analyst at Goldman Sachs, where he developed strategies for improved controls and management of global market data spend. Ari holds an M.S. in Management Science from Stanford and a B.S. in Information Science from Cornell.
Scott joined Babcock Media in 2017 to head up product and technology, with a focus on OTT and VOD. Babcock provides a fully outsourced OTT / VOD service for some of the biggest names in sport, specialising in delivering live / high value content on a global scale. Previously he has held senior management positions at Kingston Communications, Arqiva and Grass Valley, delivering everything from the UK’s fastest growing playout facility to a pan European digital cinema network.
As Managing Director OTT & Digital Services, Rainer Geier is responsible for Sportradar’s entire digital platform & applications business. Starting his career as ‘Head of Sponsoring’ of the sports betting operator BWIN, Rainer was part of the founding team of ‘Sportsman Media’ & LAOLA1 which were acquired in 2016 by the Sportradar Group. With more than 20 years of experience in the sports industry, Rainer is leading a team of digital experts serving the likes of Borussia Dortmund, German Football Association, EHF Marketing or World Rally Championship.
Torsten was appointed VP Global Media Rights and EsportsTV in August 2016. His new established role is to create and package ESL esports products for TV broadcasters, Multi Service Operators and Online platforms around the globe to bring esports to a new audience with an entertaining and educating content portfolio. Before joining ESL, Torsten worked eight years at German Sports TV Channel Sport1, where he was leading the program department and the related content sales divsion as Program Director. In 2012 he started his own media consulting company and created TV and Branded Content formats for national and international clients. Recently he worked at Red Bull Media House in Salzburg, where he build up an editorial department to run multiple sports and entertainment live shows for their TV and Online Channels. He started his career as TV reporter at German News Magazine „FOCUSTV“ in 2000, where he learned the handcraft of Storytelling.
Simon drives various market development and product marketing activities for NAGRA, the world's leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions designed to connect people to the content they love. His areas of focus include next generation cloud, IP, data and analytics driven TV solutions.
In addition, Simon spearheads the Pay-TV Innovation Forum, a global industry research program developed by NAGRA for senior pay-TV executives which explores the innovations and strategies that will drive the next phases of growth for pay-TV service providers.
Simon has more than 20 years of international software industry experience in strategic and corporate marketing, product management, consulting and new product launches. He holds an MBA in Marketing from McGill University and is a Canadian professional engineer. A seasoned industry speaker, Simon has spent most of his career in Europe, working for international large organizations as well as startups.
Simon Miller is Global Director of Sports at Gracenote responsible for helping customers fully leverage the company’s industry-leading data and technology offerings to create highly engaging sports viewing experiences. Prior to joining Gracenote, Simon was an Executive Producer at Bloomberg Sports where he successfully launched a weekly TV show titled “Football Dynamics” which provided fans a unique combination of data-driven insights and expert opinions on the game. Earlier, Simon served as CEO of Betfair TV where he oversaw development of the world’s first gaming app to sit alongside live sports broadcasts on Samsung Connected TV. During his time at Betfair, he won two industry awards recognizing innovation. Throughout a more than 20 year career in the media, advertising and sports industries, Simon has also held roles at BskyB’s Sky Bet, J. Walter Thompson and Publicis.
Michele assumed his current role with Eurovision Media Services (EMS) in September 2017 where he oversees the global strategy for sales. Being in the media industry for more than a decade, Michele has a clear understanding of the market and a proven track record maximising revenues. Michele spent 16 years in executive positions at Globecast where he successfully developed new revenue streams and put in place global sales strategies that helped grow the company's core business. In 2013, he became Globecast America's CEO where he raised the company's profile in the US market and positioned Globecast in the digital arena. In 2015, he became Executive Vice President of the newly created Occasional Use and Media Services Division of Globecast before taking his current role with EMS.Michele's international experience includes working in Europe, Asia and North America, including: Paris, Rome, Singapore, and New York. He completed his B.A. in Economics and Finance at Science Po in Strasbourg, France
mycujoo was founded in 2014 by João and his brother Pedro to give an answer to the millions of clubs and players worldwide without access to the digital solutions provided to the professional level. João is now the COO and supervises the operations and growth of what started as a 2-man startup and has now turned into a 70-people global company operating out of four different countries and with partners in more than 80 countries. With a Master Degree in Engineering, his career evolved from Project Engineering in leading International Engineering Oil Services Companies, to Engineering Management. Right before founding mycujoo, João was also managing strategic relationships with key business partners as well as managing the interaction between his company and global state-owned oil entities.
Pascal Hetzscholdt is the Director of Content Protection for Europe and Africa and part of the Global Content Protection team of 21st Century Fox. Pascal provides anti-piracy advice and support to the Fox Networks Group TV broadcasting operations throughout Europe and Africa. Pascal is no stranger to the entertainment industry, having previously worked at Warner Brothers, NBCUniversal, MarkMonitor and the Motion Picture Association of America. Most recently he served as a Principal Consultant at Cartesian, a consulting firm focused on global telecom, media, and technology industries, where he worked on a variety of topics related to anti-piracy strategies, online investigations, and enforcement. Pascal evangelizes a holistic approach to the piracy problem with remedies borrowed from the areas of Content Protection, Cyber Security and GDPR while recognizing that businesses and governments worldwide have a shared responsibility towards creating and securing safe and legal online environments.
Jeff Nathenson is Managing Director, International for Whistle Sports, the global sports media network and community for today’s generation. Based in London, he is building the international operations by working with brands and federations to create the next generation of sports content through social platforms. He previously spent eight years at YouTube working on the transition from the platform’s early phase to bringing some of the biggest media properties and brand advertisers onto the platform. Jeff has also worked at CNN, IMG and Dow Jones in a number of different roles. Before and during his career, he studied at both New York University and London Business School.
Mark is responsible for the overall content creation, technical delivery and digital platform development of the Olympic Channel as well as integrating partnerships with Rights Holding Broadcasters, sponsors, International Sports Federations (IFs) and National Olympic Committees (NOCs). Before joining OCS, Parkman served as the Operations Executive for Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBC) and Vice President of International Sports Broadcasting (ISB), where he oversaw the operations of the host broadcaster for the Olympic Games. Mark was awarded an Emmy for his work on the host broadcaster team for the Olympic Winter Games Salt Lake City 2002, and he recently managed operations for 1,800 hours of televised competition for the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014, overseeing production, engineering, logistics, planning, crewing and broadcaster relations. Mark previously worked in marketing, public relations and international television coordination with Turner Broadcasting System and Cohn & Wolfe, where he led media efforts for the NFL, NBA, MLB, NASCAR and PGA Golf.
Unmish is highly experienced at strategically combining content with commerce, across diverse cultures, ethnicities, behaviors, languages, devices, time and locations, using digital media technologies. He is currently the Global Head of Digital Sales for the International Cricket Council as well as a Founding Partner of Picture Board Pte Ltd. With over 15 years of digital experience, Unmish has a deep understanding of the production, distribution and licensing of sport and news content genres, having worked for large organizations such as News Corp, Fox Sports Asia and ESPN STAR Sports to name a few. Unmish is active in the startup & incubation space in Singapore & India via Picture Board, his private vehicle that advises & invests founders and principal investors in early stage businesses. A thought leader in his space, Unmish also regularly presents and speaks at conferences on a wide variety of topics.
Michael D’Auria is Vice President of Business Development and Sports Performance at Second Spectrum, a technology company that leverages data, machine learning and computer vision to transform the way people play, coach, and experience sports. Michael joined the company in 2015 as an experienced public and private sector leader, and former outstanding collegiate athlete.
Richard Craig-McFeely is Strategy Director, Digital Media at Interxion and leads its strategy, business development and marketing activities in this segment. Richard has worked in the media business for over 20 years and is focused on enabling content owners, broadcasters and service providers to maximise their opportunities in the fast moving/changing media sector. Importantly Richard brings specific domain expertise around live events based on experience with several large sport properties such as F1, WTA, FIFA and IPL. Prior to joining Interxion, Richard has held senior sales and marketing positions with Softimage (as part of Microsoft), Avid, NaturalMotion, Quantel, KIT digital and Tata Communications. These roles have given Richard extensive experience in content production and distribution technologies across sports, general entertainment and news. Richard follows trends in media convergence across all video enabled segments. Richard holds an MSc from UCL and a BSc from Southampton University.
Lau Zuydervelt is the Product Marketing Specialist for Cyber Security Services at Irdeto, where Lau spends most of his time crafting innovative strategic marketing plans. With nearly 20 years of experience as a strong engineering professional, Lau has a wealth of international experience in encryption, data security and consulting which he successfully brings to the brand protection and cyber intelligence fields.