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.
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.
Archana AnandChief Business Officer ZEE5 Global
With 23+ years’ experience in driving P&L and Strategy, a keen consumer understanding and an innate instinct for Digital, Archana has led the digital charge at ZEE, spearheading the launch of OTT platform ZEE5 both in India and across 190+ countries in 2018, and driving it to be a key global player today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Michelle leads the Mayo Clinic Office of Patient Education video development and delivery processes. She works directly with health care providers to develop, manage and deliver content. Michelle focuses on the right medium for the message and creates educational experiences that highlight patient learning and decrease provider burden.
Dr. Bryan R. LewisAssistant Dean for Technology & Operations, Lecturer in ITUniversity of Virginia
Bryan Lewis serves as the Assistant Dean for Technology & Operations and IT area lecturer at the McIntire School of UVa. A former principle in an IT/AV consulting firm, Dr. Lewis has extensive experience with cyber security operations, research, and instruction.
Claus LadefogedHead of DigitalTV2 Regionerne
Claus Ladefoged is in charge of digital and data related development at TV2 Regionerne. TV2 Regionerne consist of 7 Danish local broadcasting companies. Claus Ladefoged has formerly worked as a digital consultant at the Egmont corperation, and as CMS Platform Owner at Bonnier Publications.
Mandy BickermanCIO Social 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.
Nicole manages the marketing and communications of internal Oracle IT products, including OTube and Oracle Video Hub (OVH). She combines her analytical skills with marketing expertise to accelerate adoption of business-driven IT solutions that focus on enhancing the employee experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chad Garcia Instructional Design Project ManagerUniversity of South Florida
Chad Garcia is a Project Manager of Instructional Design for Digital Learning at the University of South Florida. He works with faculty throughout the university to analyze and design high quality online courses. He consults with faculty prepare content for online delivery, refine instructional strategies, and develop innovative curriculum solutions.
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.
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.
Tom PrestonDirector of Solution Architecture EBSCO Information Services
Tom Preston is a long-time Architect at EBSCO Information Services working to evolve EBSCO Research Database and Discovery platform with high-value integrations and extensions in support of new or evolving business opportunities
Michael BuccoSenior Director, Product ManagementEBSCO Information Services
Mike Bucco is a Senior Director in Product Management at EBSCO Information Services. He’s been engaged with digital research solutions for over 28 years with EBSCO in a variety of areas including content management, product management, business development and platform management.
Dan DriscollDirector of Platform Product ManagementEBSCO Information Services
Dan Driscoll is a long time product manager with EBSCO Information Services who has worked in all aspects of the business including content acquisition, processing, search, and presentation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dennis Schuetzsack Head of Enablement Platforms, Ecosystems and Enablement SAP
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.
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.
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.
Robin GreeneSenior Manager/Exec. Producer Media Production and Publishing AO Foundation
Robin has worked at the AO Education Institute for the last 10 years leading teams in the development and production of digital teaching resources for 700 online and face-to-face courses a year. Previously, he worked in TV for 25 years developing formats, producing, and directing shows across all genres.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kamalesh DonthulaHead of Technology, LearningThomson Reuters
Kamalesh Donthula leads the technology function for the Thomson Reuters Learning business. Currently evangelizing the use of AI in TR Learning enterprise solutions (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS). His responsibilities include end-to-end platforms & business relationships for all Learning Management products across Thomson Reuters.
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.
Jackie KlattStudent Success CoachUniversity of New Hampshire
In Jackie’s role as a UNH Online Student Success Coach she works with online graduate students from their time of initial educational inquiry until successful graduation. She has a passion for creative student recruitment and retention as well as innovative student services.
Gregg Loughman Vice President & General ManagerHealthStream
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.
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.
Steven NgoiHead of Learning Environments Melbourne Polytechnic
After roles at Monash University, Swinburne Online, and Deakin University, he took a role at Melbourne Polytechnic as their Head of Learning Environments. With great passion and personal effort, Steven grew in an industry where his Learning Designer and Education Technologist roles did not exist a decade ago.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Derek Featherstone brings nearly 20 years of usability analysis and accessibility consulting and training experience to his work, helping clients build more accessible digital products, while consistently improving processes, practices, and cultures to be more inclusive.
Doug LeBlancDirector, Video & Broadcast CRH
Doug LeBlanc is a marketing professional who is passionate about customer engagement and building marketing material that people love. He is a former IT nerd turned into a video production nut and a die-hard family man.
Brian Montgomery Regional Head NALA- FIT A/V Meeting Services Roche/Genentech
Brian Montgomery has been responsible for Global
Enterprise Operations for Video Conferencing solutions, Webcast/Streaming Media and Video
Portal technology as well as NALA Site Consulting on meeting technology solutions.
Kyle RudmanSenior Systems Engineer CSX
Kyle has almost 10 years of IT experience on the railroad. He has worked various roles focusing on implementing or creating technologies and solutions to transform the work environment. One of Kyle’s recently added responsibilities is video conferencing support. He is a member of the team implementing Kaltura at CSX.
Amit Kumar BankaDirector Video Platform OperationsFlipkart
Amit has over 15 years experience in various departments including business research, sales strategy, and product development.
Amit has been engaged with Flipkart Video and Hotstar in their initial stages and contributed in the x3 growth of the company over the past two year.
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.
Amir Bar Global Advisor - Knowledge & Processes AnalyticsHalliburton
Amir Bar is a Global Advisor at Landmark Software (Halliburton). He holds a B.S. in Psychology and a Masters in HRD. Amir is also a director on the board of the Houston Branch of the International Dyslexia Association board and an adjunct professor at the Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and the Arts.
Xavier Lleixa Rillo Co-Founder and CTO DigimEvo
Xavier is the Co-Founder and CTO at DigimEvo, a healthcare start-up founded in 2018 that's reinventing the patient education through a marketplace content platform that allows healthcare providers to choose from more than 5000 videos and use them across multiple devices inside the patient journey in a single click.
Simon JaegerMarketing Consultant & Creative Producer University of Technology Sydney
Simon Jaeger is a dynamic Sydney-based marketing consultant and creative producer, currently working with the University of Technology Sydney. With over 10 years of experience across a multitude of disciplines, Simon brings a holistic and data-driven approach to driving creativity and innovation to the tertiary education space.
Christopher PhillipsElectronic and Information Technology Accessibility CoordinatorUtah State University
As Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Coordinator at Utah State University, Christopher makes online experiences usable for everyone. He's worked as a product manager, special educator, instructional designer, web developer. He loves using data to make the world a more inclusive place.
Udit J. ShahHead of Product Management EdCast Inc.
Udit J. Shah works as the Head of Product Management for EdCast Inc. which is a leader in the 'Learning experience platform' space. A thought leader in the learning space and well known in the analytics industry, Udit has been a product lead for different product lines at Jive, Domo, Evolv (Acquired by CornerStone) and eBay.
Aviram Bogin GM OTTRGE
Aviram is leading OTT video, business and technology transformation for media organizations. Providing strategy, planning, implementation and management of new business verticals.
Thomas Symborski Principal Software Engineer CBS Interactive
Thomas is a Principal Software Engineer at CBS Interactive developing and maintaining centralized video tools for ViacomCBS. Prior to joining CBSi, he worked for NBC News and fuboTV focusing on all aspects of ingesting, processing and delivering digital media. He’s always up for a chat about video tech or sailing.
Prior to work at Crunchyroll, he held key technical roles at Hulu, Adobe, Microsoft, Fullscreen, IBM, and DirecTV. Presently, he holds a responsibility of leading the engineering and architecture efforts at Crunchyroll that are involved in content ingestion through distribution, while owning several core systems.
Shawn PrzybillaMedia & Entertainment Specialist Principal Solutions ArchitectAWS
Shawn Przybilla has spent the last decade building media supply chain and streaming media systems for content providers around the world. Through his work, content for both mainstream television and independent theaters is streamed live and on-demand to any connected device.
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.
Raj NijjerVP, Brand MarketingYotpo
Raj is the VP of Brand Marketing for Yotpo, a leading eCommerce marketing platform based in New York. Prior to Yotpo, Raj spent over three years at Yext in multiple leadership roles through its IPO in 2017. Raj also spent over nine years at Godaddy in leadership roles launching innovative products with over ten patents issued and an IPO.
Raj received his Bachelor in International Management and MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. In his free time, Raj is an avid angel investor and advisor to startups and founders.
Hadar WeissCo-Founder and CEOPeer5
Hadar founded Peer5 in 2012 with the mission to decentralize the video delivery using WebRTC. Prior to Peer5, Hadar worked on several notable open source projects and startups and was a developer in the Israeli Defense Force. Hadar graduated from Tel Aviv University with a degree in computer science.
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.
Virtuvent works with leading enterprise & media companies to successfully broadcast live content into the cloud – from studio hardware & encoding solutions, white glove services, OTT cloud infrastructure & live captions.
Ofir Zukovsky CEONewrow
Ofir is the CEO at Newrow, a leading video collaboration and learning platform. Ofir has experience of 20+ years as a general manager and senior sales and business development executive. Prior to Newrow, Ofir was EVP Business Development at the Israeli Center for Educational Technology (CET), EVP Sales and Business Development at Time To Know, AVP at Discretix, and worked for 10 years at NICE Systems (NASDAQ:NICE), heading business development activities in Central and Eastern Europe. Ofir holds a B.A. in Economics from Bar Ilan University and an MBA in Business Management from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.
Sam Thompson VP ProductNewrow
Sam is the VP of Product Management at Newrow, a leading video collaboration and learning platform. Sam has over 10 years experience in the technology industry, holding positions in customer support, training, QA, account management, and product management, leading to his current role, where he oversees Newrow's product portfolio and roadmap. Sam is a veteran of the video industry; prior to Newrow, he was part of many TV and film productions. Sam holds a BFA in Film and TV Production from New York University.
Ron YekutielCo-founder, Chairman & CEOKaltura
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.
Nuno SanchesGeneral Manager, Media and TelecomKaltura
Sanches has over 15 years’ experience in telecom, pay-TV and media industries and has just joined the Kaltura team. In his previous position he created Vodafone Group’s TV Product & Development organisation from the ground up.
Renan GutmanHead of Product, Enterprise and LearningKaltura
Renan is the head of product at Kaltura. She’s been leading product innovation, strategy, and vision for the past 15 years, including at Microsoft and NICE Systems. Renan holds an MBA from MIT and a B.Sc. from Tel Aviv University.
Gideon GilboaEVP, 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 KornblauVP, 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.
Shuki EytanVP EMEA - Media & TelecomKaltura
Shuki leads Kaltura’s media and telecom business in EMEA, and runs as part of his role our biggest multi-market customers as well as new sales to media and payTV customers in the region. Shuki’s prime focus is extending the added value for existing customers and prospects.
Raphael Joseph VP of Global Solutions EngineeringKaltura
Raphael Joseph co-leads the Global Solutions Engineering Team. Previously Raphael has worked as a Solutions Architect and Sales Engineer in the video technology space. Before Kaltura (and video technology in general), Raphael was an equity derivatives software developer working on trading desks for various financial institutions.
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/UX, Enterprise & LearningKaltura
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 Product, Enterprise & LearningKaltura
Ido Achrak started as head of the Kaltura Support team in 2010 and has since transitioned through Project Management to his current role as Product Manager for KMS and KAF. He previously worked at Sporteva and holds a B.SC in electrical engineering from Technion.
Assaf has been working at Kaltura for the last 9 years. While there, he has assumed many roles, including developer, tech lead, dev team lead, head of custom application development , solution architect, and most recently, platform integration architect. As part of this role, he scopes, designs, and supports the technical aspect of integrations with Kaltura partners.
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.
Oded Ben ZurSenior Director of Product Innovation and PartnersKaltura
Oded has over 18 years of product and technology experience in video, TV, and big data. At Kaltura, Oded has successfully played a pivotal role in envisioning and introducing multi-discipline and disruptive products, including TTV, USE, BI, cDVR, open commerce, API and adapters gateways. Prior to joining Kaltura, Oded held various product leadership positions at companies including LiveU, Vidmind, Radware, BigBand and Sheer Networks
Tal Weinblum Senior Director of Product Marketing, Media & TelecomKaltura
Tal oversees the marketing and product marketing team at Kaltura’s Media & Telecom BU. She brings 10 years of product and marketing experience, helping her drive the unit’s GTM, demand creation, sales enablement, and strategic partnerships.
Gilat Tzitrinovich Director Of Training & LearningKaltura
Gilat has been with Kaltura for over 7 years and has worked with countless customers. In the last few years she focuses on building learning programs and managing the trainers’ group. Gilat is an innovator, believes in the imperative importance and added value of the Learning methods.
Matan FriedmanSenior Technical TrainerKaltura
For 6 years at Kaltura (all while pursuing his Medical Degree), Matan has been focusing on expanding his training capabilities, working with customers on a 1:1 basis to teach them the basics of Kaltura while ensuring best practices are used. A motivator, Matan believes in the need to be constantly at the top of your game while always leaving room to develop and grow.
Tal BinderTechnical TrainerKaltura
While working at Kaltura for only a couple of years, Tal has demonstrated outstanding technical skills handling support cases for many of Kaltura's platinum accounts. Today, she spreads her expertise by providing product training as well as developing and maintaining the knowledge domain.
Rony DahanTechnical TrainerKaltura
Rony has been working at Kaltura for the past 5 years, holding roles both in technical support as well as professional custom training on the Kaltura solutions both remotely and on-site.
Leetal ElitzurTechnical TrainerKaltura
Leetal Elitzur is a technical trainer, with over eight years of experience working with students and educators throughout NYC. Her background in teaching and counseling has fueled her passion to advocate for technology in education.
Noa OronDirector of Business Development, VPaaSKaltura
Noa Oron is the director of business development of Kaltura VPaas, Kaltura’s Video Platform Solution, where she helps tech companies build their own video platforms using Kaltura’s knowledge and APIs. Prior to that, as Business Development Director at Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, Noa connected startups with the largest media company in Europe.
Yair Neumann Director of ProductKaltura
Yair Neumann is a Director of Product at Kaltura, in charge of several products including Webcasting, Live and eCDN. Yair is an experienced product manager who specializes in combining the best of technology, data, product and design to execute a successful product vision and roadmap.
Sean McMannDirector, Enterprise Sales, SoutheastKaltura
Sean McMann is Director, Enterprise Sales for Kaltura in the Southeast and is an Emmy
winning television writer, director and editor.
In 1999, Sean founded a private streaming media company in Atlanta, Georgia. Ever since, he's
been helping organizations amplify the success of their corporate communications, training and
marketing based video initiatives.
Grant BeeversSenior Digital Learning SpecialistKaltura
Grant Beevers is a 20+ year veteran of the Education Technology sector throughout the Asia Pacific region, having held technical, management and consulting positions with companies such as SkillSoft, Saba, Study Group and Blackboard, before joining Kaltura to head up its ANZ Education business in 2018.
Zoe entered the video tech world after several years of working in fintech. She has a mathematical background and enjoys the combination of creativity and logic when supporting client video strategies. At Kaltura, Zoe works with Enterprise clients across EMEA and universities in the UK & Ireland.
Matt DavisSenior Director Customer SuccessKaltura
Matt leads the Education team at Kaltura. His team is focused on helping customers utilize the Kaltura video platform to achieve their Teaching and Learning objectives as well as their institutional mission. Look for him at Connect!
Darren StahlSr. Director of Sales, EducationKaltura
Darren has spent more than 15 years helping top academic institutions and Fortune 500 companies solve key challenges using market-leading technologies. He leads a team of passionate experts dedicated to making learning opportunities more interactive, engaging, and accessible using video.
Jack SharonSenior Director Solutions Engineer - EDUKaltura
Jack is Kaltura’s primary Solutions Engineer in the education field. Jack has dedicated much of his career to designing, deploying and managing technology based solutions with a specific focus on learning system technologies during the past 22 years.
Don MichelsSales EngineerKaltura
Don is a 20-year veteran of the online video industry, having held roles ranging from the hands-on technical to executive leadership at companies like The FeedRoom, Medialink Worldwide, and Teletrax. He currently leads Kaltura’s Enterprise Sales Engineering team in North America.
James VlisidesSolutions EngineerKaltura
James is a former Professor who believe in the power of media in education, dedicating his career, education, and personal ventures to the pursuit of virtual literacy and meaningful engagement.
As a Solutions Engineer for Kaltura, James works to build systems that connect ideological and learning spaces with technical solutions that encourage interactivity, access, and communal learning.
Moshe Maor Back-end Core Development Manager, R&DKaltura
Moshe Maor is a SW manager of the backend core team at Kaltura. As such he is in charge of ongoing development, and exploration and adoption of new technologies.
His first lines of code were written when he was in elementary school, and he could not stop doing it ever since.
Guy JacubovskiR&D Lead for Live/Webcast/eCDN/CaptureKaltura
Guy has 20 years experience with various video technologies, working the last 6 years with Kaltura building the webcast/live platform. Guy is passionate about innovation, new software technologies and programming languages.
Lars JensenDirector of Presales Engineering Kaltura
Lars has been a part of the Online Streaming Business since before video on the internet. He started out as a developer 20 years ago doing Online Radio Streaming. He has held a number of roles over the years including Network Engineer and Security Officer and today works as a Systems Engineer at Kaltura.
Anna ConnaughtonCustomer Success ManagerKaltura
Anna Connaughton is a customer success manager at Kaltura. Previous experience includes Echo360, McGraw Hill, Wimba, and Tegrity.
Ofer leads Kaltura’s platform consulting practice, helping clients build platforms that accelerate their digital transformation strategies.
With a 10-year tenure in Kaltura, and over 25 years of experience in everything digital, he’s here to passionately help. You. Transform.
Ronit SchwartzDirector of Business Development & Partnership, Media&TelecomKaltura
Ronit Schwartz is a digital video professional, with over 15 years of experience in Business Development, Strategy, Product, Marketing and Creative. At Kaltura she manages and grows Americas’ Media & Telcom business.