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SPEAKERS /

OTT Days in Amsterdam brings together some of the brightest minds in the industry, providing attendees with unparalleled insights into the technology and business opportunities of the OTT ecosystem. 

An avid Software and Computer Engineer with over 16 years of experience, Hizam joined iflix as the Head of Engineering to build and lead the development centre in Czech Republic. He has extensive knowledge and expertise in embedded systems, application development and development of telecommunication protocols. He has worked in numerous industries such as surveillance systems, semiconductor, e-commerce, telecommunications and broadcasting. Prior to joining iflix in 2014, Hizam was the CTO of idottv, where he lead a rapid development team to the completion of design and development of mobile applications and solutions for telecommunication companies across South East Asia.

 

Hizam spent 10 years living in the Bay Area, California, USA, with 7 years of working experience in the field of Software and Computer Engineering followed by 6 years of work experience in Asia (Singapore, Malaysia and neighbouring countries) in the field of Software Engineering Management and Leadership. Lived in Cape Town, South Africa for few months while helping to setup the engineering team there and now based in Prague for almost 2 years.

Hizam Sahibudeen 

Head of Engineering 

iflix

Hans co-founded 24i Media in 2009 with Martijn Van Horssen, CEO at 24i Media. Since then, Hans has taken responsibility for the company's strategy and growth as its Chief Strategy Officer. Recognized and rewarded with Deloitte's Fast 50 Rising Star as an innovative and disruptive media technology startup, 24i is an industry-leading global Internet TV app developer with award-winning technology that helps customers develop and deploy apps faster and more efficiently on all devices, screens and platforms.

Martijn Van Horssen

CEO

24i

Michael leads EMEA Sales for Bitmovin, a company providing online video infrastructure for complex media workflows. In this role, Michael works with operators in Media and Broadcast space to leverage emerging technologies to grow digital media businesses across EMEA and beyond. With over 17 years of experience in sales leadership positions at global media technology companies, like Ericsson and Microsoft, Michael is an expert in the TV platforms, media processing and delivery issues facing Tier 1 Media today.

MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

BITMOVIN

Ed Laczynski is the Co-Founder of Zype Inc. and serves as its Chief Executive officer and Director. Laczynski has more than 10 years of digital technology leadership experience to Datapipe. He led the business and product development vision, achieving significant sales and customer growth. A frequent speaker and author, Laczynski is recognized throughout the industry for his thought leadership, vision and experience helping organization succeed with cloud computing. He is an award winning entrepreneur and developer.

Ed Laczynski

CEO & Co-Founder

Zype

Anshul is a media and entertainment executive and spends his time helping media companies launch differentiated video services in the market. Anshul looks after Media Sales Google Cloud in EMEA. Google Cloud offers solutions tailored for broadcasters and media companies, encompassing content creation, video processing and distribution, monetization and audience engagement.

Previously, Anshul had various leadership roles in Ericsson, including head of product for Online Video and Media Management. Anshul is an expert in building SaaS video products and delivering sustainable sales growth.

Anshul Kapoor

Google

Renato Bonomini is vice president of technical services at ContentWise, the UX automation specialist for pay TV, broadcast, OTT, and streaming operators. Over the past 10 years at Moviri Group, he grew professional service practices, developed and brought to market new offerings, and nurtured strategic partnerships.

 

Renato has an engineering background in digital signal processing with an MSc from Politecnico di Milano. When not glued to a computer screen, he’s riding a Ducati, scuba diving or paying ransom-food to get the keyboard back from his cat Arturo.

ContentWise

Renato Bonomini, VP Technical Services

Vindicia, an Amdocs company, offers comprehensive subscription management solutions that help businesses acquire and retain more customers. Providing much more than just a billing and payments system, the company’s SaaS-based subscription management platform combines big data analysis, strategic consulting and proprietary retention technology.

 

Vindicia provides its clients with more recurring revenue, more customer data, better insights, and greater value throughout the entire subscriber lifecycle. That’s why they call us the Subscription People.

 

To learn more visit www.vindicia.com.

Vindicia

Mark Bistop, Head of Marketing, EMEA

Nick Thomas is an Associate Director at MTM, with over 25 years’ experience in the media and communications industries. Nick joined MTM from Ovum, where he was the Practice Leader for Digital Media, advising technology and media companies about market trends. Prior to becoming a consultant, Nick worked as an editor and senior executive for a range of media companies.

 

MTM is a research and strategy consultancy. We publish our latest thinking on LinkedIn to enable our clients and friends to stay up to date. We help our clients succeed in fast-moving, digitally-driven markets, providing insight, advice, hands-on support and a fresh perspective to some of the world’s leading brands and organisations.

Please visit www.mtmlondon.com for more information.

MTM

Nick Thomas, Associated Director

In his role as Executive Director, Jason is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Streaming Video Alliance, a not-for-profit organization working to help shape the future of online video through the development of best practices, guidelines, technical/functional requirements, and standards. His other responsibilities include growing the membership base, facilitating the development of the organization's product, and developing/executing on the organization's strategy and goals.

 

As the "face" of the organization, Jason also focuses on building awareness through evangelism (i.e., speaking at industry conferences around the world), industry outreach (i.e., engaging with analysts and press), and content such as whitepapers, blogs, and ebooks. 

Streaming Video Alliance

Jason Thibeault, Executive Director

Moderator at OTT Day in Amsterdam