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.
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.
George HeldChief Digital OfficerBeeline RU
George has been publicly recognized for driving several market leading initiatives in the international telco sector. Since October 2016, he’s served as Chief Digital Officer, Beeline RU (Part of VEON Group of Companies), responsible for the development and implementation of digital strategy for existing and new customers within Beeline Russia operation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mads KeysenCo-founder and CEOIMG_Play
Online Video and OTT pioneer since 1999, Mads Kaysen co-founded and build multiple start-ups. Previously CEO of Arkena and SVP of TDF Media Services. Currently CEO of IMG_Play, a specialized consultancy and professional services partner of Kaltura.
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 LichtermanMultimedia ManagerWilmington 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.
Miri MishorVP IT & OE Amdocs
Miri has spent her entire career in tech companies. In her current role as Vice President, IT Employee Experience and OE, Miri is responsible for creating a new user experience for Amdocs through a digital transformation process. She's passionate about building a compelling vision, driving value, and helping customers tell their own success story.
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.
Barbara SokolowHead of Internal Experience SAP
With 20 years of industry experience, she uses her expertise in business models and user needs to technical acumen to translate user expectations into IT Strategy and Employee Experience that makes it easier for employees to meet their needs, work across the organization and in turn provide an effortless experience to SAP customers.
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.
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.
Akash TyagiHead of OTT and TVE Product Management and Partnerships DishTV
Akash Tyagi is involved in Strategic planning and Digital Transformation initiatives at Dish & D2H, leading teams across product management, technology, monetisation and other business verticals. Previously, Akash headed Technology Consulting for Media & Entertainment at Adobe.
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.
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.