25 - 26 March 2020 | Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

Shaping the future of sports media

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A destination event to ignite conversation, relationships and action

The OTT Summit is returning to Singapore for its second year to discuss the hottest topics in the industry!

This two-day conference will focus on bringing the key stakeholders from the Asian and international markets together to connect on all aspects of the sports OTT revolution. With a distinct focus on the varying consumption trends and challenges in Asian markets, you’ll also hear insights around rights packaging, delivery and latency, piracy, best practice revenue models and much more.

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The OTT Summit Asia offers over 15 sessions designed for you to hear first-hand from those who are embracing and getting the most from OTT Technology

Speakers

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Mike Kerr

MD, APAC

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.

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Anil Nihalan

Head of Connected Media

Anil Nihalani is Head, Connected Media at Mediacorp, a Singapore media company, where he is responsible for Toggle, the company’s over-the-top video service.

Prior to joining Mediacorp, Anil spent fourteen years at the StarHub Group, where he held various leadership positions. He led the Commercial group at Nucleus Connect where he was responsible for strategic planning, product development, and sales and marketing. Before that, Anil was Vice President of Mobile Services, responsible for the strategic planning, development and management of StarHub’s portfolio of mobile products and services. He was instrumental in the planning and introduction of several new technologies including StarHub’s 3G and HSPA networks.

Anil has 25 years of experience in the media and infocommunications industries, and spent the early years of his career at British Telecom (Singapore) and Singapore’s former telecom regulatory agency, Telecom Authority of Singapore.

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Alena Lai

Head of APAC Media Strategy

Alena Lai is the Head of APAC Media Strategy & Partner Solutions on the Media Partnerships team. The Media Partnerships team manages strategic relationships with key media partners across Entertainment, News and Sports verticals. Alena and her team focus on creating business and partner impact through data and product expertise.

Prior to Facebook, Alena has been in diverse industries and roles, including management consulting at Boston Consulting Group, industry development at Singapore Economic Development Board, talent management at DBS Bank etc.

Alena graduated from Stanford University with a Masters of Science in Management Science and Engineering, and from Cornell University with a Bachelors of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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Kevin Chang

SVP, APAC

With over 13 years of experience in the industry, Kevin has represented two the world’s premier sports organizations looking to expand in Asia. He is currently Vice President with UFC Asia responsible for all areas of the business including content distribution, strategic partnerships, marketing and events. He was formerly the Director of International Media for the NFL where he received the Commissioner’s Award for his contribution towards establishing the first live centralized multi-platform distribution model for Monday Night Football in China. Throughout his career, Kevin has maintained a successful track record of creating demand, maximizing value and positioning for sustainable growth.

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Mark Parkman

General Manager

As General Manager of the Olympic Channel, Mark Parkman is responsible for overseeing the content creation, technical delivery and digital platform development, as well as integrating partnerships with Olympic Rights Holding Broadcasters, sponsors, International Sports Federations (IFs), National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and organizing committees of the Olympic Games (OCOGs).­­  In its first year of operation, the Olympic Channel was named the Best Sport Thematic Channel by the TV Sports Awards.

Following its launch in 2016, the Olympic Channel has amassed nearly nine million followers on social media and has generated more than 2.5 billion video views across its platforms from the 19,500 pieces of video that have been created.  Original productions include more than 65 series from companies representing 25 different countries, with many of the content winning awards, including the prestigious Webby and Telly Awards. Parkman also created the critically acclaimed documentary series Five Rings Films and selected legendary Hollywood producer Frank Marshall and Mandalay Sports Media to co-produce the films. Agreements have been reached with 91 international sports federations, which have resulted in the Olympic Channel live streaming more than 3500 events. A traditional television version of the Olympic Channel made its debut in 35 million homes in cable systems across the USA on July 2017 in partnership with NBC and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee.  In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), beIN HD 10 Olympic Channel was created in November 2017 and is distributed across 23 countries.  The Olympic Channel extended its distribution to connected TV devices in late-2018 and early-2019 with the launch on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Roku.  Continuing in 2020, Olympic Channel will launch a television channel and a localized website and apps in China in partnership with CCTV.

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Benjamin Wahl

Head of China

Benjamin is heading BVB’s China office in Shanghai which was established in 2017; Formerly he was leading the China business for league-opponent Bayer 04 Leverkusen and transferred to Borussia Dortmund in 2017. With its presence in China Borussia Dortmund will emphasize its efforts to maintain the leader for Chinese youth football development and to be closer to its magnificent fans & partners.

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CK Lee

VP, Sports Business

Lee Choong Khay or better known as CK, is the Vice President of Sports Business for Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd, a leading content and consumer group in Asean. CK joined Astro in 1997 and has nearly 20 years of experience in the broadcast industry. He was instrumental in developing Astro SuperSport, which has become one of the top sports channels in Malaysia and the region, as well as launching the first 24-hour sports channel in Malaysia, Astro Arena, whose comprehensive coverage has raised the profile of many Malaysian sports and athletes.

Over the years, Astro has brought prime sport franchises like the FIFA World Cup, UEFA EURO, Premier League, Olympics, F1, Thomas Cup, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games to Malaysian sports fans. Following the latest trend of eSports, Astro launched a dedicated eSports channel, eGG Network on Astro TV, AOTG and Tribe in June 2016.

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Christian Hardy

VP, International

As a member of the PGA TOUR team since 2014, Christian helps develop all aspects of the PGA TOUR’s international footprint.  He focuses on creating and implementing a long-term international strategy and building stronger relationships globally to support PGA TOUR objectives. This has included the establishment, hiring and management of leadership teams for PGA TOUR offices in Beijing, London and Tokyo.

Christian works across multiple teams to grow the PGA TOUR’s international media footprint, event sponsorship, international tours, audience development and portfolio of marketing partners. A primary focus is to build PGA TOUR’s overall businesses in strategic markets in Asia, Europe and the Middle East as well in emerging markets such as India and Southeast Asia.

 

Prior to joining the PGA TOUR, Christian worked in Global Sponsorship and Business Development for Manchester United Football Club.  Christian graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Political Science.  He earned his Masters in Business Administration after attending ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain and The Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley. Christian resides in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida with his wife and 3 daughters.

Advisory Board

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Shweta Jain

APAC Head of Business Development, M&E

Bio. Coming Soon…

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CK Lee

VP, Sports Business

Lee Choong Khay or better known as CK, is the Vice President of Sports Business for Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd, a leading content and consumer group in Asean. CK joined Astro in 1997 and has nearly 20 years of experience in the broadcast industry. He was instrumental in developing Astro SuperSport, which has become one of the top sports channels in Malaysia and the region, as well as launching the first 24-hour sports channel in Malaysia, Astro Arena, whose comprehensive coverage has raised the profile of many Malaysian sports and athletes.

Over the years, Astro has brought prime sport franchises like the FIFA World Cup, UEFA EURO, Premier League, Olympics, F1, Thomas Cup, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games to Malaysian sports fans. Following the latest trend of eSports, Astro launched a dedicated eSports channel, eGG Network on Astro TV, AOTG and Tribe in June 2016.

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Martyn Jones

EVP, Japan

Bio Coming Soon…

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Kevin Sim

Head of APAC

Kevin Sim was appointed as the Head of Asia Pacific for Bundesliga International in February 2018. In his role, Kevin will focus on developing Bundesliga’s strategy for Asia with the goal of maximizing Bundesliga’s presence in the region, and driving reach and engagement for Germany’s professional soccer league. Kevin Sim was previously Director of Global Media Rights at mixed martial arts promoter, ONE Championship.

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Les Wigan

Chief Operating Officer

Les Wigan is the founding Chief Operating Officer of Kayo Sports.   He has accountability for Product and Content, Technology, Streaming Operations, eCommerce and Customer Care, as well as Data and Insights.

Previously, Les was a Director at Fox Sports where he had accountability for Digital, Technology, Broadcast Operations, and The Sports Statistics Business.  Prior to this he held the role of Director of Digital and Commercial Development at News Ltd, where he was responsible for managing news’ digital businesses across the group.  Before joining News Ltd Australia in 2006, Les held a number of roles at British Pay TV operator BSkyB.

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Richard North

Chief Strategy Officer

RugbyPass is the premier online destination for global rugby fans, offering a live streaming rugby service that now extends to 35+ territories, including Asia, Australia and Europe, along with a wide array of original rugby programming, available globally through its RugbyPass TV OTT service. As Chief Strategy Officer, Richard is responsible for the global business strategy and commercial success of RugbyPass’ OTT subscription platform, along with the development of a network of rugby fan sites, social media channels and original written and video content. Richard’s 14+ years in digital marketing and online video has also included stints at Publicis, Google, YouTube and Rightster.

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Andrew Collins

CEO

Australian born, Andrew is the founder & CEO of Mailman. An awarding winning sports digital agency and technology group.  Since acquiring Mailman in 2007, then an outdoor media business, Andrew has since transformed the business to become the world’s leading sports digital agency with offices in China, UK and the USA.

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Nick Vanzetti

SVP & GM, APAC

Bio Coming Soon…

"Many thanks for a very good conference – very impressive, and best of all also very useful, high quality networking."
Head of Security and Compliance, TV, Sports & Broadband, BT
"Congratulations on an excellent, well organised and thought-of event! A must attend for anyone working in OTT!"
Director Business Development, Intel Sports
"Excellent event, everything was top notch."
Chief Operating Officer, Turner Sports