14 October 2009
The Future of of Online Media Distribution
Daniel Ek, CEO, Spotify - [View biography]
Aapo Bovellan, Director, Platform Marketing, Nokia - [View biography]
Jason Binks, VP Digital and New Media, ITV - [View biography]
Michael Ortlepp, Executive Producer, Videoload and IPTV, Deutsche Telekom - [View biography]
Rhys Beer, Commercial Director, Perform - [View biography]
Leslie Mackenzie, On-Demand General Manager, Lovefilm - [View biography]
Myles MacBean, Vice President & General Manager Disney Online EMEA.,Disney Interactive Media Group - [View biography]
John Keeling, Platform Controller, Arqiva's VOD Service, Arqiva - [View biography]
Tim Page, Senior Manager, Technology Marketing, Sony Europe
Richard Halton,Programme Director IPTV, BBC - [View biography]
Griff Parry, Director, Sky On Demand - [View biography]
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The Future of Online Media Distribution 2008
Daniel Ek is a 26 year old technologist who started his first company 1997 at the age of 14. Currently he is the CEO and founder of Spotify, a legal music service that helps people discover, browse and play music. Spotify was founded as a reaction to the decline of the music industry. People listen to more music than ever, from a bigger diversity of artists. The underlying business has changed from being about ownership to an access model. Spotify facilitates that by offering a service in the cloud. Prior to Spotify, Daniel was the initial CTO of Stardoll, the fashion & entertainment community for tweens. He was also the CEO of µTorrent, the worlds most popular BitTorrent client with more than 100 million downloads. Daniel has also founded Advertigo, the advertising company acquired by TradeDoubler, as well as been a part of the nordic auction company Tradera (acquired by Ebay).
Aapo Bovellan is leading the platform marketing team introducing the Ovi platform to developers and is known for asking hard questions in the interests of Ovi users. Since joining Nokia in 2003, Aapo has created the company's original first-party publishing strategy; helped to launch Nokia's first game franchise, Pathway to Glory. He was creating the original Ovi strategy and brand and was heading the product management of Ovi.com, Nokia Ovi Suite and Nokia Account. He's a pretty hardcore online gamer himself and you can often find him immersed playing the latest games.
Michael Ortlepp is responsible for the Entertainment part of the triple play offering T-Home by Deutsche Telekom and the Premium Video on Demand-Service Videoload . His role includes the strategic development of interactive TV apllications, the partnering with broadcasters and the VOD service that has been launched in 2003 including content from all major Hollywood studios. Before his current position he introduced the Microsoft Network as a senior producer from 1995 to 1998. From 1998 to 2002 he was head of interactive media at RTL Television?s multimedia company RTL NewMedia in Cologne. Mr. Ortlepp introduced the boradband portal T-Online Vision in the german market and is now working on the development of Deutsche Telekoms IPTV offering T-Home.
Jason Binks is Vice President of Digital and New Media Jason Binks is responsible for the development and commercial exploitation of ITV Studios, Global Entertainment extensive TV and Film portfolios across all digital platforms both UK and Internationally. Binks works across all aspects of digital 'video on demand' rights exploitation including Ownership, Rental and Free (i.e. ad funded) service rights, He also supports the international television and home entertainment sales teams at ITV Studios, Global Entertainment developing digital strategy, ensuring consistency across deals and maximising commercial opportunities for ITV as a global content owner. Binks has extensive online, mobile and IPTV experience of digital media arena, having spent more than 10 years working in digital media and in particular the exploitation and delivery of digital content in the digital music industry. Binks was previously at ROO Media, where he was Senior Sales and Distribution Director for Europe. Binks has also held senior business development roles at Groove Mobile, Hyperlaunch New Media, Buongiorno and DX3 Technologies. ITV Studios, Global Entertainment is one of the world's leading International TV distribution, home entertainment, publishing and consumer product operations.
Rhys Beer is a specialist in digital sports media. He is responsible for Perform's Omnisport.tv operation, one of the world's leading online broadcasters of live and on-demand sports content. Rhys has extensive experience of both Paid and Free business models and also advises Perform's third party rights-holder clients on the optimal structuring and distribution of their media rights.
Rhys brings experience from all sides of the sports media market and a range of territories, having previously been responsible for sports rights and content strategy on behalf of the English Football Association, Setanta Sports Group and Virgin Media. Over ten years, Rhys has worked on the multi-platform acquisition and exploitation of many leading sports rights, including UEFA Champions League, FA Premier League, US PGA Tour Golf, Rugby World Cup and ATP Tour Tennis.
Lesley Mackenzie - 10 year veteran of BSkyB, as Director of Channels and Operations with responsibility for all television operations, management and development with 3rd party channels on the Sky platform. Then, Lesley was based in India with News Corp to launch their Indian DTH business joint venture with the Tatas, Tata Sky. More recently, Lesley has focused on online VOD and IPTV, as the interim CEO at Kangaroo, the online VOD joint venture project between BBC, ITV and Channel 4, investor and CEO of the internet start-up Nettv 247 which includes 123webtv and currently is the General Manager Digital with LOVEFiLM, Europe's largest and online DVD rental and entertainment website.
Myles MacBean joined The Walt Disney Company in 2000 and has held a variety of commercial, technical and product leadership roles within the European and International arms of Disney Online and its predecessor organisations. Presently Myles has general management responsibility for Disney Online in EMEA. This encompasses the business operation of: 22 ad supported consumer facing Disney branded web destinations that allow guests to explore Disney information and play Disney entertainment; premium subscription online services such as the Toontown.co.uk virtual world; and the parent oriented destination UKFamily.co.uk. Myles is also the Managing Director of Walt Disney Hungary Ltd where most of his web operations are based. Before Disney, Myles worked in major telecoms and internet organisations in roles as diverse as software R&D and leadership of BT's eCommerce product division.
John Keeling is Platform Controller for Arqiva's new video-on-demand service. He is responsible for overseeing all Programming and Marketing functions including brand development and content supply. John was chief operating officer at the BBC/Virgin joint venture UKTV from 2001 to 2007, where he sat on the boards of both UKTV and BBC Vision. Prior to that, he was behind the launch and on-going management of the Disney Channel in 1995 and the FilmFour channel in 1998. He began his broadcasting career with the launch of MTV Europe in 1987 followed by a six-year stint at Sky where he was responsible for the movie channels throughout the early 1990s.
Richard Halton as Programme Director IPTV for the BBC is responsible for Project Canvas, the proposal to bring internet connectivity to the UK's free to air platforms. The plans were shared as part of the BBC's PSB Partnership announcements in December 2008 and are under consideration by the BBC Trust. Prior to this, Richard was Controller, Business Strategy (2006-08), co-led Creative Future, the BBC's editorial strategy (2005-06) and was Controller Television Strategy (2003-05). Through these different roles Richard has been instrumental in shaping the BBC's response to the changing audience, competitive and technology environment, led the development of a number of the BBC's existing services and led teams responsible for many of the BBC's existing commercial and policy frameworks. He joined the BBC from Andersen Consulting in 1999.
Griff Parry runs Sky Player, through which Sky extends its core pay-tv product on to new platforms. The service is currently available on computers, will extend to games consoles in Autumn 09, and could additionally be available on mobile phones, further games consoles, third party set top boxes and integrated TVs within the next 18 months. Griff joined BSkyB in 1998. Before taking up his current role in April 2006 he held a senior role in Sky's business development team, focussing on the company's activities on new distribution platforms. He previously worked in Sky's strategic planning team and in its Sky Networks and Sky Productions content divisions. Before joining BSkyB in 1998, he spent three years with the international management consultancy, Arthur D.