After 20 years as global CIO of Oracle (and 6 years with Siebel prior to acquisition), Mark Sunday has recently retired. Prior to Oracle Mark held CIO and IT leadership roles with Texas Instruments, ST Microelectronics and Motorola Semiconductor. Now, he is advising a variety of emerging companies.
Lior RazActor, Screenwriter, and Producer
Lior Raz is an acclaimed actor, screenwriter and video producer. Lior is the lead actor and co-creator of the award-winning Netflix drama FAUDA. The series was created based on Lior’s real-life experience serving the Israeli special forces unit. His next movie 6 Underground where he plays alongside Ryan Reynolds is scheduled to be released in December by Netflix. Lior has won the “Best Actor” Israel’s Emmy award, and is currently shooting a new Netflix series, to be aired in 2020. Lior has been part of Kaltura’s advisory board since the founding days, and is key in shaping Kaltura’s strategy.
Rob AbelChief Executive OfficerIMS Global Learning Consortium
Dr. Rob Abel has been at the forefront of edtech innovation for more than two decades. Currently he is the CEO of the world’s leading non-profit collaboration accelerating edtech innovation, adoption and impact, the IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS) imsglobal.org, and the affiliated 1EdTech Foundation 1edtech.org.
Ceri HughesDirector, Head of LearningKPMG UK
Ceri has worked at KPMG for twenty years. As Head of Knowledge Management she worked with others to create a new Learning function –incorporating KM – three years ago, leading that function for the past two years. She is also an Independent Advisor to the Commission for the National Assembly of Wales and a Mentor at the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women.
Wolfgang ZellerHead of Video, Consumer Product & Services, Group TechnologyVodafone
Wolfgang has been working in the media/broadcast industry +25 years and today at Vodafone Group drives the technology roadmap & development of the largest converged cloud based pay TV platform.
Nick BarberSenior AnalystForrester
Nick serves Application Development & Delivery (AD&D) Professionals. He specializes in video tech, including live and on-demand video within the enterprise and for customer experiences. His research centers on how companies can use online video platforms for sales and marketing as well as video collaboration and video conferencing.
Rubén DuránKaltura Admin & Founder of XRlab & StudioHouston Community College
Ruben founded the XR Lab & Studio and implemented Kaltura at HCC in 2009.
He was awarded League of Innovation award 2018, 2 New Media awards. He has presented in national and international conferences including Kaltura Connect. His documentary films are used as instructional films in universities in the US.
Jodie BartzBusiness AnalystMayo Clinic
Jodie Bartz is a business analyst at Mayo Clinic, one of the largest not-for-profit, academic health system in the United States. With more than 20 years of digital media production and webcasting experience, Jodie leads development and delivery of streaming media for the enterprise.
Usman ShakeelHead of Solutions Architecture for Media & EntertainmentAmazon Web Services
In his current role, Usman is responsible for building AWS's technical strategy for M&E Solutions. Usman also assists media customers globally by providing architectural guidance and design recommendations for leveraging cloud-based services, tools and techniques.
Mandy BickermanSocial Enterprise Capability Lead Accenture
Mandy has been with Accenture for over 20 years, with the majority occurring within the IT organization. She leads many projects within Social Collaboration, including Media Exchange, Accenture’s video portal. Video, and the use of Media Exchange, has exponentially grown under her direction.
Christopher StoneSVP of Product DevelopmentOracle
Christopher Stone is a SVP of Product Development at Oracle. Prior
to Oracle, Chris was Chief Products Officer at Acquia developing a Content/Cloud
Platform as a Service. Chris has a long career in Software dating back to the mid 80's
as a programmer with Data General, the creator of CORBA , co-CEO of Novell, three startups and a stint as Venture Capitalist.
David BoyllSenior Director, Media Technology Oracle
David’s expertise is video technology and content lifecycle management. His team serves a rising demand for content, solving problems at the intersection of business, creative, and IT. Before joining Oracle in 2007, he worked on Commercials, Features, Industrials, and Documentaries as Sound Recordist and Video Engineer.
Marc-André HoulePrincipal Product ManagerOracle
As a product manager with Oracle's Content and Experience team, Marc is responsible for bringing video asset management strategies and capabilities to Oracle's CX products and Oracle applications. He has a long history of defining and developing innovative ideas and turning them into successful products.
Alon ShtruzmanCEOKeshet International
Alon Shtruzman, an executive producer, former FOX SVP and a founder of Israel’s multi-channel industry where he commissioned thousands of hours of programming, has led Keshet International (KI) since its launch in 2012.Today, it is a major worldwide creative and distribution force.
Melanie CrowseyDigital Media Producer & Head of StudioThomson Reuters
Melanie is an innovator with a unique background. She has a degree in marketing and her CPA license. She created the video production studio in the Thomson Reuters Dallas office and has been Head of Studio since 2014 where she is the instructional designer, director, and producer for her team.
Damon BurkeInstructional DesignerNorthern Arizona University
Damon Burke works with faculty to find educational and technological solutions to deliver high quality online courses. Formerly a Course Reserves Supervisor and Digital Media Technologist at NAU’s Cline Library, Damon has many years of experience in content creation, ingestion, and management both in former systems and in Kaltura.
Faisal IjazAssociate DirectorKPMG China
Faisal has 20 years’ experience providing various Knowledge Management services within a corporate environment. He’s worked in a number of different service areas within KPMG Globally and is currently leading the adoption of collaboration tools at KPMG China.
Ben KeenAnalyst & AdvisorTechnology, Media, & Telecoms
Board-level advisor in Technology, Media & Telecom. Currently Strategic Advisor, Greenlight Insights, Chairman, MediaXchange, Senior Advisor, Match-Maker Ventures, Senior Associate, Seven League, advisor to 3 start-ups and British Screen Advisory Council. Formerly Chief Analyst & VP, TMT at IHS Markit; led Screen Digest, sold to IHS in 2010.
Dan RayburnPrincipal AnalystFrost & Sullivan
Dan Rayburn is considered to be one of the foremost authorities, speakers, and writers on streaming media technology and online video business models. His StreamingMediaBlog.com is one of the most widely read industry sites. He’s also a Principal Analyst at research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. Dan is the Chairman of the Streaming Summit.
Stephen DonnellyMedia Team ManagerUniversity of Edinburgh
With over 20 years media experience including a decade in senior production roles at the BBC, Stephen is now the Media Team Manager for the University of Edinburgh’s Digital Learning Applications & Media department. He develops and delivers the university’s media products, including the Edinburgh’s Kaltura installation Media Hopper Create.
Asma ChérifIT Project ManagerL’Oréal
Asma Cherif is a computer science engineer who has worked for over 10 years in the field of Enterprise Content Management. She is part of L’Oréal Research & Innovation division and leads multiple innovative projects including Wedeo, the Video Factory of Research and Innovation.
Allen KlosowskiSVP, Advanced Solutions GroupSpotX
Allen leads SpotX's Advanced Solutions Group, focused on enabling
video advertising technologies for enterprise environments for pay-TV
providers, broadcasters, MVPDs, telcos and operators.
Previously, Klosowski led the Connected Television (CTV) and Mobile
initiatives at SpotX.
Russ LichtermanDirector of Educational Technology and MultimediaWilmington University
Russ Lichterman studied film and television at Temple University earning a BA in Film and Media Arts. Russ also holds a master's degree in Applied Educational Technology from Wilmington University. Russ spent over thirteen years working in television for Comcast and NBC Universal before moving to higher education for Wilmington University.
Fern Feistel serves as XUMO’s SVP of marketing and content operations. In her role, Feistel is focused on achieving overall business objectives, including building new and return audiences across owned and operated, enterprise and extended distribution end-points.
Paul R. ChapmanDirector of Enterprise VideoRefinitiv
Paul joined Reuters in 2008 as a graduate and has seen the company evolve into Thomson Reuters and most recently Refinitiv. He has grown his career there whilst living and working in London, Tel Aviv and New York and is now responsible for all video technology across the company.
James McGookeyManager for Collaboration TechnologiesIndiana University
James McGookey is Indiana University’s manager for Collaboration Technologies, leading the university’s efforts for video management, lecture capture and collaboration tools. James led IU to adopt a comprehensive video management solution with accessibility as a cornerstone, dramatically improving students’ ability to experience online videos.
Nate PairitzLead EngineerIndiana University
After completing his BS in Informatics from Indiana University in 2004, Nate Pairitz became a tech at a local marketing firm where he gained system engineering and management skills. In 2012, he joined the Collaboration Technologies team at IU as an Engineer and in 2016 become the Lead Engineer.
Hannes Richter, Ph.D.Digital Workplace Site Lead BaselNovartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Dr. Hannes Richter, a trained biochemist/biophysicist, serves Novartis scientists as an advisor for digital workplaces. He strategizes and conceptualizes the implementation and adoption of the solution portfolio. Previously, Hannes led digital transformation projects across industries at Deloitte Digital, driving the Future of Work GTM strategy.
Melinda KraftKaltura Service Owner, ITS Teaching and LearningUniversity of Michigan
Melinda partners with academic and administrative units across the University of Michigan and Michigan Medicine to deploy customized Kaltura solutions. Her efforts have resulted in an amazing range of use cases. With 81 Mediaspaces and four learning management systems integrations to her credit, Melinda is U-M’s subject matter expert for all things Kaltura.
Eric HarveyGlobal Program DirectorSAP
Senior sales innovation leader, with track record of establishing cutting-edge global programs that enable sales teams to engage customers using virtual and video technologies. With 20+ years in the media creation and streaming space, Eric is passionate about developing strategies that empower anyone to easily create and share compelling content.
Dennis Schuetzsack Head of CX Media TeamSAP
Dennis has degrees in both “IT system electronics engineer” and “Digital Film & Animation”. He started his career as a Unix and Oracle specialist and has been with SAP Customer Experience (formerly hybris) since 2008. In 2010, he established a new Media department at hybris/SAP CX, which he continues to manage today.
Philippe KahnIT Technology ManagerSAP
Philippe has been with SAP for over 25 years, with a wide range of experiences. Since 2015 he has been leading the video strategy across SAP. He is passionate about creating a multimedia environment that brings great value to all employees and beyond, while staying focused on how he can help each user to do their job better.
Erik KikkenborgMedia Service ManagerNORDUnet
Erik Kikkenborg have been managing, organizing and distributing hosted video services over the cloud. With a background in Audio Visual and New Media for 20 years. The past 10 years Erik’s primary focus has been on collaboration with Nordic and International Research and Education using online-education systems.
Aron de BoksDigital Channel Strategist ABN AMRO
As a digital strategist of Brand, Marketing & Communications, Aron aims to develop a unique digital experience to tell the story of ABN AMRO - who we are and where we are going - to different target groups: showing customers, (future) employees and other important stakeholders the face of ABN AMRO through our channels in an inspiring way.
Arjan UijlProduct Owner Social CollaborationABN AMRO
As Product Owner Social Collaboration at ABN AMRO Bank N.V. Arjan Uijl is responsible for collaboration services within the Company. He plans roadmaps and coordinate schange and operation on the collaboration services within the devops team.
Dani PettinLearning Experience Video Designer Capital One
Dani is a video strategist and multimedia producer with a focus on learning culture and storytelling. She is the founder of the Clifton Film Fest, a Washington, DC area film festival. Prior to Capital One, Dani created meaningful content for social impact organizations including The Case Foundation and Peace Corps.
Tom WeissData Science and TechnologyDativa
Tom is an innovator on TV data analytics and leads Dativa's technology and data science teams, working with operators and programming groups to drive data-driven TV services.
He developed many of the algorithms for the use of smart TV data with traditional datasets and founded Genius Digital to provide consumer analytics and insight to MPVDs.
Thommy RüeggManager/Exec. Producer Video and Visual Media AO Foundation
Thommy has over 25 years of experience in marketing, internet and TV production. At the AO Foundation, a medically guided NPO led by an international group of world-renowned orthopedic surgeons, his team develop and produce key educational resources; teaching and surgical videos, webinars, multi-camera webcasts from the OR, and recorded lectures.
Robin GreeneSenior Manager/Exec. Producer Media Production and Publishing AO Foundation
Robin has worked at the AO Education Institute for the last ten years leading teams in the development and production of digital teaching resources for online and face-to-face educational activities. Before joining the AO Foundation, he worked in television for 25 years.
Kari Haakana Head of ServicesYle Areena
Kari Haakana is head of services in Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle). He's responsible for developing Yle's online video and audio service Yle Areena. Before joining Yle, Kari worked as a technology journalist for more than ten years. On his spare time Kari works as a butler for two British Shorthair cats.
Raul BurrielIT ConsultantOregon State University
Raul has been operating video recording, storage, and delivery services at Oregon State University for over a decade and he’s been administering Kaltura at OSU for nearly as long. Raul is active in the Higher Education A/V community, administering the Kaltura community listserv, and is President of the Northwest Managers of Educational Technology.
Steven McNellieSenior Platform ManagerAirbnb
Steven is passionate about bringing people closer to unique experiences. He sees live video as a very practical, powerful tool for doing so. His work involves delivering enterprise-wide content and helping stakeholders understand the value of what they are producing. Previously, Steven was involved with non profits supporting Autism education.
Melissa WebsterProgram VP, Content & Digital Media TechnologiesIDC
Melissa Webster leads IDC's research on digital experience management software and cloud services. Her coverage area encompasses web content management, digital asset management, content marketing, UGC harvesting and curation, mobile content apps, online video solutions, and rich media analytics to support the digital experience.
Artem ZhdanovLearning Spaces EngineerUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks
After various roles at the Office of Information technology, Artem has been in his current position leading the Learning Spaces team since 2015. The team oversees approximately 120 smart classrooms, supports Lecture Capture and Live Streaming services utilizing Kaltura and supports Digital Signage network. Artem holds degrees from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Sean HollandInstructional DesignerUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks
Sean is an instructional designer at University of Alaska Fairbanks eCampus. Sean holds a BA in linguistics from UAF and an MA in applied linguistics from UMass Boston. He is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies. Sean leads the accessibility working group at eCampus.
Dr Graham McElearneySenior Digital Learning Adviser The University of Sheffield
Graham is a Senior Digital Learning Adviser at The University of Sheffield. He has over 25 years experience in the field of elearning, having a diverse range of experience including video and multimedia production, staff development and use of immersive technologies including VR. He currently administers the University's Kaltura based Digital Media Hub.
Gregg Loughman Vice President & General ManagerHealthStream
o Currently General Manager and Vice President at HealthStream, Gregg Loughman brings his passion for quality improvement and change management to companies that serve the healthcare industry. Over the past twenty years, he has worked with hospital systems, medical groups, and national quality stakeholders to help improve their performance from board room to bedside.
With three decades of high tech experience, Karen oversees the product lifecycle from idea generation thru to implementation and ongoing support and services at Saba Software. She leads the company’s commitment to customer advocacy and satisfaction for Saba’s more than 4,000 global customers.
Rob HallIT Manager, Technology Solutions and DemandSkanska
Skanska USA IT Manager Rob Hall leads Skanska’s Technology Solutions and Demand group and serves as the Production Manager for Skanska’s live events in the US. Rob leverages his role and experience in technology with his passion for real-time productions to share Skanska’s corporate messaging to a larger enterprise audience.
James CahallCo-Chief Executive OfficerOTTera, Inc.
James leads OTTera’s white-label and O&O strategic technology initiatives and has architected and built dozens of OTT services used by over 35 million users worldwide. He seeks out products and services that may be disruptive to the industry, providing OTTera with a competitive advantage and maximized revenue streams for clients.
Drew MacGregorActing Director of Application Services, Technology Services University of Illinois
In streaming since 1997, Drew supports IT educational resources at all levels at the University of Illinois. He is the service owner for Kaltura and director for Enterprise Applications. Able to discuss media services, lecture capture, and nerdy things, Drew can be reached via the batsignal or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eric McCarnSr. Product AnalystHCA Healthcare Inc.
Eric McCarn has over 24 years of IT experience in healthcare. He has served in various roles including Consulting Multimedia Developer, Enterprise Learning Advisor, Instructional Developer and Sr. Product Analyst. At HCA Healthcare Inc. he has focused on analyzing emerging technology solutions to support business trends, goals and strategies.
Alexander David AndersonAcademic Technology Systems AnalystUniversity of Minnesota
As a team member in the University of Minnesota Office of Information Technology’s Video and Conferencing service, Alex is the administrator for the University's Kaltura system. He also designs, documents, implements, acts as tier 3 support, and does vendor relationship management for other tools within the service.
Sean DeMonnerExecutive Director of Teaching & Learning, Information Technology ServicesUniversity of Michigan
Sean has worked in tech for over 25 years in settings ranging from universities to commercial startups to publicly-traded corporations. Sean is currently responsible for enterprise academic technology at the University of Michigan. He holds a BA from UC Santa Barbara and an MA from the University of Michigan.
Richard Bernard Brilli IISenior Director of Design & Animation CPR Interactive
As Senior Director of Design & Animation, Richard creates and directs Video/Interactive content; helps manage/build client relationships; leads a talented design team; and has run their internship program since 2013.
Tim DickinsonDirector of StrategyWatershed
Tim is Watershed’s director of strategy and a global speaker on the topic of learning evaluation and analytics. He is skilled in leading organizations through strategic changes, getting positive results through learning analytics, and translating complex ideas and trends into easy-to-understand explanations.
A highly-recognized tech entrepreneur, Tom previously served as CMO at Clique Intelligence and CEO at BurstPoint Networks, where he was named one of CRN’s 25 Most Innovative Executives. Tom has held leadership positions at HP, KPMG and Avid Technology, and holds a B.S. from Northeastern University.
Yonatan BitonR&D Group LeaderYotpo
Yonatan Biton is the R&D Group Lead for Loyalty & Referrals Products at Yotpo, the leading Commerce Marketing Cloud. Yonatan also heads the Yotpo technical guild, responsible for defining the company's strategy and execution of audacious large cross-teams technical challenges.
Ron YekutielChairman, CEO & Co-founderKaltura
Ron is a serial technology entrepreneur, starting and leading companies in Israel, US, and Canada in the fields of Internet, mobile applications, and security. Previous ventures include Destinator Technologies, Paradigm Advanced Technologies, and VisualGate Systems.
Dr. Michal TsurCo-founder, President & General Manager, Enterprise & LearningKaltura
Michal leads Kaltura’s Enterprise and Learning business unit, after having led Kaltura’s product, marketing and community globally since its inception. Prior to Kaltura, Michal co-founded Cyota, a world leading provider of security and anti-fraud solutions to financial institutions.
Dr. Shay DavidCo-founder, President & General Manager, Media & TelecomKaltura
Dr. Shay David is a scholar and serial entrepreneur who specializes in collaborative and open-source systems. Shay is also a founding member of the Open Video Alliance. Prior to Kaltura, Shay was a co-founder of several software startups and consulted on open systems to Fortune 500 companies like Toyota.
Renan GutmanHead of Product, Enterprise and LearningKaltura
Gideon GilboaSVP, Product and Marketing, Media & Telecom Kaltura
Gideon played a key role in bringing new video products to market including the first DVR, DRM, addressable advertising and some of the first OTT systems. Previously, he led the Cisco service provider video product marketing team driving GTM, marketing, innovation and sales enablement for a $1bn video portfolio.
Jeff RubensteinVP, Global Product Strategy and Business DevelopmentKaltura
Jeff Rubenstein has held senior roles in a number of educational and technology companies, including 2U and Wimba (prior to the Blackboard acquisition). He works with a number of other companies and standards bodies on learning interoperability standards, and how to create and measure engagement in rich media experiences.
Zohar BabinVP, Platform & GrowthKaltura
Zohar Babin leads Kaltura's VPaaS product strategy and business development, Kaltura's ecosystem partnerships, Open Source work, and global developer community. He excels at developing early ideas and turning chaos environments into successful business and product initiatives through advocacy, innovation and technology leadership.
Eran KornblauVice President, ArchitectureKaltura
Eran Kornblau is the VP of Architecture at Kaltura, leading the development of various innovative projects, such as Kaltura's on-the-fly media packager and Kaltura analytics. Prior to that, as Chief architect, Eran was responsible of Kaltura’s core server technologies. Before joining Kaltura, Eran served as a senior system architect in Israel's MOD and IDF.
Itay KinnrotVP, R&D, Media & TelecomKaltura
Itay Kinnrot is the VP R&D for Media & Telecom at Kaltura, in charge of the company's media player technologies, operator management console, data management and more. Itay is passionate about innovation, specifically in the fields of streaming technologies, performance optimization, data driven applications and user experience.
Nir BelinkyVP, R&D, Education & EnterpriseKaltura
Nir Belinky is the VP R&D for Education & Enterprise at Kaltura, in charge of the company's core technologies, Search, Media Space, KMC, Live, WebCasting, eCDN, Capture and more. Before joining Kaltura, Nir served as a R&D group manager in Checkpoint leading FW1 development.
Liad EshkarManaging Director of Partnerships and StrategyKaltura
Liad Eshkar is managing Kaltura’s partnerships and innovation strategy for education and enterprise clients. Over 150 technology partners have joined Kaltura’s marketplace, offering comprehensive video solutions of AI, ML, XR, hardware, and advance content creation. Liad holds B.Sc in Engineering and an M.B.A from Columbia Business School.
Jess PortnoySenior Director, Packaging and Open SourceKaltura
Jess Portnoy is senior director of packaging and open source at Kaltura. Jess has been an open source developer and believer for 19 years. Jess' Kaltura (and other pet projects) can be found at GitLab and GitHub.
Lior BenderskiSenior Director of Product Kaltura
Lior Benderski is a Senior Director of Product at Kaltura, in charge of several products including the Kaltura Management Console (KMC), Kaltura Pitch and Interactive Video Paths. Lior is motivated by creating fantastic user experiences and is only satisfied when he hears customers say: “well, that was easy!"
Hillel CohenDirector of UI/UXKaltura
Hillel leads Kaltura's product design team. Formerly the UX designer at Tvinci, he the design of the Kaltura OTT end users application, as well as the Operator Console. Now, he works on many products, including Analytics, Pitch, and Interactive Video Paths.
Ido AchrakDirector of ProductKaltura
John HastySenior System Engineer, Regional Clouds Chief ArchitectKaltura
John is a Senior System Engineer, Regional Clouds Chief Architect at Kaltura. When he's not building new regional cloud environments, you can find him optimizing video delivery in enterprise scale networks. Prior to Kaltura, John worked for ESPN.
Avital TzubeliDeveloper Advocate, VPaaSKaltura
Avital Tzubeli was a backend developer for four years before she joined Kaltura as a Developer Advocate. Here, she finds passion in teaching, public speaking, and helping developers build cool things. She enjoys cooking, traveling, and meeting new people.