• November 1st, 2nd & 3rd 2017
    The Biltmore, Miami - Coral Gables
  • Speakers details

    Carlos Martinez

    Fox Networks Group Latin America | Presidente 

    President for FOX Networks Group Latin America

    Raymundo Fernandez

    Megacable | Director General Adjunto 

    Tiene una licenciatura en Contaduría Pública de la Universidad Cristóbal Colón, así como un MBA de la Gonzaga University.

    Entró a la Compañía en 1996. Antes de unirse a Megacable, trabajó en Movitel del Noreste, S.A. de C.V., como Director Regional.

    Adicionalmente, ha sido consejero y tesorero de PCTV y la CANITEC, respectivamente.

    Juanjo Duran

    YouTube | Head of NA Multicultural Content

    Juanjo Duran leads the NA Multicultural Content team at YouTube.  Duran and his team develop relationships with partners that own and create Multicultural content for Google’s video platform.  Prior to his current position Duran several years developing new areas for Televisa in the US, part of his last responsibilities there included leading the New Business  team and overseeing the company’s US Hispanic and Latam Digital team. Before that, Duran managed the US Commercial Initiatives for Satmex the Mexican Satellite operator

     Carlos Moltini

    Cablevision| CEO

    CEO for Cablevision

     Eduardo Stigol

    Inter/ TuVES | Presidente

    President of Inter/TuVES

    Mia Nygren

    Spotify | Managing Director, Latin America

    As Managing Director for Spotify in Latin America, Mia Nygren leads efforts for the growth of the company in the region.

    Mia joined Spotify more than four years ago. Recently as Head of Strategic Partnerships she led Spotify to key alliances in Latin America with Personal Argentina, ETB Colombia or Movistar in Mexico. Prior to this position, Mia was the Director of Business Development for Spotify Europe, where she established key partnerships with Telefonica, Deutsche Telekom and Orange among others.

    Before joining Spotify, she worked several years at Universal Music as Head of Digital and Business Development for Spain and Portugal.

    Damon Johnson

    YuppTV | SVP of Global Partnerships and GM for the Americas

    Damon Johnson is the SVP of Global Partnerships and GM for the Americas for YuppTV.  He is responsible for the relationships with partners like Samsung, Apple, LG, Vizio, Sony, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox, and PlayStation. In 2016 he led the launch of YuppTV’s newest OTT venture, YuppTV Argentina, a package of channels for Argentine expats.

    Damon has pioneered digital businesses in the Media and Entertainment industry for over two decades both in the U.S. as well as Latin America. He started his career working for TCI cable launching the first-ever digital music service, DMX in 1991.

    Prior to YuppTV, Damon was at PlayStation where he led Sony’s efforts to build an OTT entertainment platform.  As an early believer in OTT, he joined PlayStation to establish the Media and Entertainment group where he successfully led a team that negotiated deals with Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant by Verizon, HBOGO, EPIX, Disney, ESPN, DirecTV, DISH, NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL to build the industry’s leading OTT platform on PS4, PS3, VITA and VITA TV. Prior to PlayStation, he was responsible for building the digital media division for Fox Sports in Latin America.

    Myriam Márquez

    Miami Herald | Executive Director Nuevo Herald

    Myriam Márquez is Executive Editor of el Nuevo Herald, the largest Spanish-language daily in the United States. She previously served as the Miami Herald’s Editorial Page Editor. A University of Maryland journalism graduate, she has worked at the Herald since 2005, serving as assistant city editor and later deputy metro editor, overseeing award-winning projects including coverage of terrorism suspects, higher education and the evolving face of Miami’s Cuban exile community.

    Born in Cuba, she grew up in Miami, graduating from Miami Senior High and Miami-Dade Community College. She has won numerous journalism awards and was named among the top 100 most influential Hispanics in the nation by Hispanic Business magazine in 2009. Myriam spent 18 years as an editorial board member and columnist at The Orlando Sentinel. She is married to investigative TV reporter Tony Pipitone, and they have two grown sons — a Florida State Seminole and a University of Florida Gator.

    James Glasscock

    Machinima | SVP Strategy and Business Development

    James Glasscock, the Senior VP of Strategy and Business Development for Machinima, manages Machinima’s relationships with strategic platform partners and coordinates internal and external resources to develop and launch Machinima’s strategic initiatives. James is leading Machinima efforts to become a multi-platform entertainment programmer of heroes, esports and gaming content. Building off Machinima’s success with Youtube avod, Machinima have created premium content windows and launched exclusive licensing, svod and international distribution partnerships with game console manufacturers, mobile carriers and cable operators. Before joining Machinima James was Senior VP of Strategic Planning & Operations at Playboy Television. Prior to Playboy, James ran his own consulting business, Front Row Ventures; was COO and CFO at Synergy Beverages for three years; and spent three years at Turner Broadcasting as director of digital business development.

    Gustavo Lopez

    AMC Networks International – Latin America | Vice President, Head of Distribution

    Gustavo Lopez is vice president of distribution at AMC Networks International – Latin America. In this capacity he is responsible for the distribution of AMC’s portfolio of networks in 24 markets throughout the region, including Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Chile, Peru and Panama, as well as key markets in Central America and the Caribbean.

    Lopez joined AMC Networks in 2013 as Vice President of Global Distribution and Business Development, where he spearheaded the launch of Sundance Channel in Latin America. Prior to joining the company, Gustavo served as General Counsel of Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic for seven years. Gustavo also spent five years in the legal department of HBO Latin America.

    Gustavo began his career as an attorney with the international law firm of White & Case LLP. He has a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Miami. Gustavo serves on the board of directors of the Television Association of Programmers Latin America.

    Alexander “Sandy” Brown

    ONE World Sports | President & CEO

    Alexander “Sandy” Brown is president and chief executive officer of ONE World Sports, a
    national sports network delivering exclusive world-class competitions live from around the
    globe.
    Brown is an accomplished executive with a proven track record of leading sports media
    businesses for some of the best-run companies in the media and entertainment industries. He
    is widely recognized for his leadership in successfully managing multiplatform sportsprogramming
    networks for multicultural domestic and international audiences.
    Before joining ONE World Sports in 2012, Brown was president of sports for Univision
    Communications Inc., the leading Spanish-language media company in the country. He led
    Univision’s sports strategy and operations, overseeing sports programming across all platforms. As managing director of ESPN Asia and managing director of ESPN STAR Sports, Brown launched
    ESPN’s business in Asia and oversaw the groundbreaking ESPN Star Sports joint venture.
    Brown graduated with a B.A. from Washington and Lee University in Virginia. He is a past board
    member of the Cable and Satellite Broadcasters of Asia, the Economic Development Board of
    Singapore, the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore and the Sentosa Development
    Corp. of Singapore

    Alejandro Couce

    Vindicia – VP Latin America & Caribbean Region

    Alejandro is responsible of leading Vindicia’s businesses in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America while dealing with global customers like DirecTV, BBC, NBA, NFL, Vimeo, Nascar.com, Yahoo, Next Issue Media (Forbes, National Geographic, Cosmopolitan, People, Time, Newsweek).

    Alejandro played several regional leadership roles at companies like Deutsche Bank, Accenture, PeopleSoft/Oracle, Amdocs & Sigma Systems.

    He authored the chapter of electronic commerce in the book “Management in the XXI Century” (edited by Granica sponsored by Arthur Andersen) and co-authored the book “The e-client” (sponsored by Telefonica).

    Alfonso Perez Soto

    Warner Music Group |  SVP Business Development Latam, Spain &  Emerging Markets

    Alfonso is a twenty-year media industry veteran working in business and content development.

    As Senior Vice-President of Business Development  for  Warner Music Group he is responsible for develop business strategy in Latin America, Spain and all emerging markets.  Primarily responsible for expanding distribution channels (streaming services, telcos and media), product innovation and integrating into monetizable services as many users in emerging markets through broadband and smartphone networks.  Particular focus is placed on emerging markets in Brazil, Russia, India, the Middle East and Africa.

    Before joining Warner, he worked in Telefónica as Director/Head of Corporate Content Unit, in Universal Music as Senior Business Developer Latin America and he worked for Nokia, too.

    He is an enthusiastic tennis player, avid soccer and rugby fan.

    Francisco Smith

    HBO Latin America | EVP de Distribución y Desarrollo de Medios

    Senior VP for HBO Latin America

    Monica Piriz-Gonzalez

    BitTorrent | VP, Programming & Acquisitition

    Monica Piriz leads BitTorrent’s programming and content acquisition initiatives for our BitTorrent Live platform. Monica boasts more than 15 years of experience in the field, having programmed over 10 linear channels and negotiated content for over 20 OTT and VOD platforms to date. She previously worked at some of the leading VOD/OTT LATAM companies, including  DLA, On Demand Group, and Totalmovie.

    Oscar Castellano

    Deezer | VP Latam

    High-impact innovator with more than 20 years of experience delivering IT/Telecom solutions to leading organizations producing cost effective results and to consumers enabling better ways of communication and entertainment.

     Sebastián Snaider

    Fox International Channels | VP Content Sales

    VP of Content Sales at Fox International Channels Latam, leading the licensing of content to our clients (Pay TV, FTA, EST, VOD and SVOD) worldwide.

    Alex Dalesio

    Roku Inc. Latin America Sales Director

    Alex Dalesio, originally from Brazil, is an expert in leading projects representing the development and growth of products in new markets. Alex has been in charge of expanding into new territories in different companies, mainly specialized in technology. Among the responsibilities he has had in different positions they are: the development of business strategies, sales performance, handling operations and marketing campaigns.

    His extensive knowledge and understanding of other cultures and business practices have allowed him to serve in various positions in both the United States and in various international markets.

    Thanks to its successful track record in the successful management strategies for the expansion of different industries, Alex, is now responsible for sales strategy in Latin America Roku. Dalesio has a degree in marketing and communication.

    Luciano Marino

    Millicom International | VP Cable

    VP Cable for MIllicom International

    Marcelo Liberini

    Caracol Televisión | Vicepresidente Digital

    Marcelo Liberini, catalogado como uno de los precursores de la industria digital en Argentina, estuvo detrás de la construcción de la primera red de datos comercial puramente IP en ese país. Liberini, ha tenido varios cargos directivos en áreas estratégicas y proyectos de telecomunicaciones e internet y proyectos para plataformas móviles, se desempeñó como Chief Operating Officer, COO, de CMD, la empresa encargada de las operaciones de innovación digital en el Grupo Clarín de Argentina.

    Marcelo tiene más de 20 años de experiencia en el desarrollo de nuevas estrategias relacionadas con los temas digitales y entre sus destacados logros aparece la participación en direcciones ejecutivas de productos de contenidos, e-commerce, movilidad y videojuegos, maneja a la perfección el nicho del entretenimiento digital en diversas plataformas y ha ganado varias distinciones como cabeza de proyecto ‘transmedia’ basados en personajes.

    Liberini es licenciado de Ciencias de la Computación de la Universidad de Buenos Aires y hoy en día afronta el reto del desarrollo estratégico y la integración de los contenidos digitales de Caracol Televisión a la cabeza de la unidad de medios digitales más importante del país, Caracol Next.

     Carlos Hulett

    Vivo Play | CEO & Founder

    Entrepreneur and professional in the area of communication. Consultant with expertise in production and distribution of audiovisual content. Professional and academic researcher, specializing in digital media and new communication technologies OTT, IPTV and DTTV. Speaker and university professor. Adviser of workflow to broadcasters and production companies for the creating and distribution of audiovisual content. Consultant of communications, advertising and media. Executive producer of films and television. Founding member of MEDIAX Gente de Medios, a consulting firm for media industry in Latin America. Founding Partner of MEDIAX Audiovisual Institute, professional education center in Latin America. CEO & Founder of Vivoplay, OTT and TV Everywhere app for hispanic content.

     Ezequiel Fonseca Zas

    Viacom International Media NetworksSVP Multiplatform Strategy & Marketing

    Ezequiel works as the Head of the Multiplatform Digital team for Viacom International Media Network The Americas (Latam & Brasil), focusing on Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and Paramount Digital Media, where he works individually with each brand to ensure strategic alignment of the multiplatform digital properties and content programming within the vision and business strategy of the company.

    He began his career as a communications/marketing manager, and later switched to traditional media which led him into the world of digital media products: first magazines & newspapers, then new media and now focusing on television, mobile & video on demand.
    He is a strategic media & marketing executive with experience in direct-to-consumer businesses, media products, digital marketing and organizational changes, with over 14 years of work experience in leading media and entertainment companies.

    Andrés Nieto Serpa

    ClaroSports LATAM| Director

    For the past two years he has been the Director of ClaroSports for LATAM -Mexico, Colombia and Brazil- being also Director Content and Production Director. Responsable for the multi platform (Free TV Mexico, Pay TV Latam , Internet and Mobile in Latam) content and production for Olympic Games Rio 2016.

    Previously he worked as an Sports Events Consultant for Aldea Solutions, consulting of all the International Sports Events of Aldea Solutions in LATAM, Sales and Marketing, Strong Retations with Sports Federation, Sports Agencies, Broadcasters, Host Broadcasters.

    In his past years he has been working for different companies such as IEC Sports, HispanTV, Caracol TV among others as a general producer, executive producer, head of television and director. He has wide experience in TV and Sports in the latin american market.

    Paul Kontonis

    Global Online Video Association | President

    Paul Kontonis is a 20 year digital media veteran with an industry leading expertise in the business, marketing, programming, cross-platform video distribution and monetization of original digital content. Paul currently serves as the President of the Global Online Video Association, an industry-funded trade association that advocates and supports the advertising, licensing, production, distribution and overall business interests of its member companies to accelerate growth in the online video industry. Paul extends his industry leadership as the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at Digiday Media, a next-generation vertical media company operating two global media brands: Digiday, modern media and marketing, and Glossy, fashion, luxury and tech. Paul has also served as the SVP, Strategy at Collective Digital Studio, a multi-platform entertainment company and multi-channel network (MCN). As the VP, Group Director, Brand Content at Digitas, Paul helped establish the Digital Content NewFronts as the premier marketplace for connecting brands with original digital content opportunities

     Michael Tribolet

    YipTV | Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder

    Michael Tribolet is a result driven entrepreneur that has extensive experience in building and selling fast growth high-tech small business, enterprise networks and consumer based businesses. His competency includes administration, business development, customer care, marketing, operations, sales, strategy, technology creation and overall senior management of companies. He has over 24 years experience building privately and publicly owned companies with cross border operations.

    During his engagements he has been instrumental in developing strategy and then managing the tactical milestones necessary to manage the company’s growth. He is skilled at achieving the goals he has set forth to the board of directors by insuring the integrity and reliability of reported operations because he delivers corporate objectives efficiently and on time.

     Jorge Granier

    Pongalo | CEO

    Jorge Granier is CEO of Pongalo ( formerly Latin Everywhere) and Executive Producer of the Golden Globe nominated show “Jane the Virgin” which he is responsible for bringing from Venezuela to the United States where it airs Monday nights on the CW.

    As CEO of Latin Everywhere, Granier oversees the Spanish-language digital media company which provides channels, content, and mobile apps to digital media audiences worldwide. As a market leader that boasts over 50,000 hours of content, Latin Everywhere controls one of the largest collections of digital content rights in the world, and distributes that digital content including telenovelas, Mexican feature films and user generated material to virtually every major digital platform in the U.S. and Latin America, including Netflix, Google, Amazon, Hulu and many others. Additionally, Latin Everywhere’s YouTube MCN is an established market leader with over 5-million subscribers worldwide that generate over 50-million views per-month.

    Latin Everywhere also produces the wildly successful digital series Isla Presidencial. Jorge has been responsible for the series’ partnership with the Google funded channel, NuevOn, and for introducing the U.S. Hispanic audience to this hit animated series, which now has over 40 million views.

    Additionally, Granier continues to act as a Director of RCTV International, a TV production, sales and distribution powerhouse founded in 1953 with a library of over 100 internationally acclaimed telenovelas.

    Previously, Jorge was an accomplished filmmaker, whose many films include Pablo Escobar, Angel or Demon?, which is the #1 grossing documentary of all time in Colombia. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America, a fellow of the Motion Picture Institute, and a member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences where he has also served as a judge for the past 7 years. He has regular speaking engagements at NATPE, Digital LA, Digital Hollywood and the World Telenovela Forum.

     Greg Kampanis

    Omnia Media | Senior Vice President, Operations

    Senior Vice President, Operations

     Terry Li

    Ellation, Crunchyroll | Vice President, General Manager of International Markets

    Terry is a Vice President at Ellation and the General Manager of international markets for Crunchyroll. He focuses on large scale growth initiatives, global business development and expansion, and manages all distributed teams in Latin America, Europe, and ROW. For Spanish-speaking regions, Crunchyroll’s second largest global market, Terry works with the various ground teams to define in-region monetization strategies, formulate strategic partnerships, and deploy growth marketing campaigns.

    Prior to joining Ellation, Terry co-founded a company that was acquired by Yahoo, and his previous companies include Google, Amazon, and Deloitte. He hold a EECS BS from UC Berkeley, a Master of Law from UC Hastings, and a MBA from NYU Stern

    Alejandra Olea

    Stingray | General Manager, Latin America

    As General Manager of Latin America, Alejandra is responsible for spearheading Stingray’s growth in region, including new distribution, partnerships, and business development. She is also responsible for the overall regional sales and marketing strategy. Based in the Latin America office in Miami, Alejandra has worked in nearly every major capital city in Latin America in the past. Prior to joining Stingray, she held the position of vice-president, integrated sales – content, channels, format and co-production at BBC Worldwide. She began her career in television with content distributor Tepuy (now Telemundo Internacional) and has also held positions at Sony Pictures Entertainment Television and DIRECTV Latin America. Alejandra is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

     María Iregui

    RCN Television | EVP Strategy

    Bilingual (English/Spanish) international television and strategic management executive with seventeen years of experience and uniquely qualified in possessing expertise within broad areas of the media industry in US Hispanic market, Mexico,Colombia and Latin America from broadcast television to cable to digital and print, with a keen focus on delivering positive results and driving growth.
    A forward-thinking leader with vital insights into the maximization of original content across digital platforms and multiple distribution channels; launching a brand new broadcast TV channel and leading an international cable business expansion.
    Innovative thinker with leadership experience in spearheading business development efforts and designing marketing strategies for Colombia’s top broadcaster.
    Well-respected consultancy experience for media groups in sales optimization and international growth, forging strategic ventures between broadcast and cable channels.
    Deep understanding of ratings analyses and research methods for the development of competitive programming and marketing strategies.

    Pablo Mancini

    TKM | Director de Estrategia

    Pablo Mancini Director de MundoTKM.com.

    TKM es el medio con más influencia en los millennials de habla hispana en América Latina y los Estados Unidos. Más de 7 millones de personas son fans de TKM en Facebook. TKM ofrece noticias de último momento, entretenimiento, contenidos en profundidad y videos a su audiencia global de más de 18.5 millones de millennials. Solo en Facebook, TKM tiene 200 Millones de reproducciones de video al mes.

    Pablo Mancini también fue Gerente de Medios Digitales del Grupo El Comercio en Perú, y Gerente de Servicios Digitales en el Grupo Clarín en la Argentina, donde estuvo a cargo de la estrategia digital del canal de televisión Todo Noticias.  También se desempeña actualmente como Director de Estrategia de Infobae.

     Federico Barragán

    Dirty Kitchen CEO & Co-Founder

    Con más de 15 años de experiencia en el desarrollo de productos y estrategias digitales, Federico Barragán ha trabajado en establecer conexiones reales y rentables entre audiencias y marcas en los nuevos puntos de encuentro e interacción.

    Hoy es socio en Dirty Kitchen; un Start UP que en sus primeros 5 años de vida se consolida como un medio de conversación enfocado en las nuevas audiencias usando diferentes tipos de plataformas sociales.

    Dirty Kitchen está creando una nueva generación de medios a servicio de los anunciantes.  Hoy, consolidan su influencia en la región con productos realizados para el mercado hispano en Estados Unidos, México, Panamá y Colombia.

    Thaisa Yamamura

    Sony Electronics Inc. | Strategic Business Development Manager

    Thaisa Yamamura is Business Development Manager for Sony’s Smart TVs in Latin America. She manages Sony’s relationships with strategic partners in the region and coordinates resources to aggregate services on Sony’s SmarTV and Blu-ray players.

    Prior to this position, Thaisa worked 5 years in Sony Headquarters (Japan) as Area Manager for Latin America Market and 6 years in Sony Brazil as TV Product Marketing Manager. She has a deep understanding of connected devices in Latin America.

    Mark Floreani 

    FloSports, Inc. | Co-Founder & COO

    Mark is Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer (COO) at FloSports, where he oversees the sales operations, customer support and live production of all FloSports events. Mark started the company out of a van with his brother, Martin, and Madhu Venkatesan, and in doing so filled a need in the marketplace for a media company providing high quality live broadcasts and original content by athletes, for athletes.

    An All-American track star at the University of Texas, Mark began filming and interviewing track and field athletes around the country after his graduation. In 2007, Mark found early success with content when he posted a video of the first American to break the hour barrier in the half-marathon. The video became viral and kick-started the journey that resulted in FloSports becoming one of the premier sports media outlets.

    Outside of FloSports, Mark is on the board of TeXchange, a company promoting entrepreneurship for technology and life sciences startups in Texas. He is an award-winning athlete originally from Chicago, and now lives with his wife, Zaza, in Austin, where he dominates multiple local recreation basketball leagues. He is also an avid supporter of Chicago sports teams.

    Carlos Sanchez

    Legendary Entertainment | Vice President  Television & Digital Media

    Currently responsible for managing and developing Legendary’s television and digital media business in U.S. Hispanic and Latin America. Carlos is a media executive specialized in television & digital media distribution. His experience encompasses theatrical distribution, Pay/Broadcast TV distribution, SVOD, DVD distribution, VOD, electronic-sell through and mobile content.

    Javier Ruete

    TCC | CEO

    CEO for TCC

    Peter López

    Ikabron Producciones | Executive Director

    This Emmy award winning, brings to Ikabron years of experience in commercials, television news and entertainment content production. He is the Executive Producer and one of the Directors of Ikabron.

    Damian Romay

    Sunshine Films | Director

    Damian Romay is an Argentinean American, film and television producer, writer, and director. Damian has a Master’s degree from the University of Southern California’s prestigious film school. His work has participated in film festivals around the world and been recognized with the Jack Nicholson Directing Award, LALIFF’s Best Story for a Motion Picture Award, the ABC/Disney Writing Fellowship, and 2 regional Emmy’s for writing and directing. In 2015, Damian produced, wrote, and directed the films, Dangerous Lessons and Below the Surface for Marvista Entertainment.

    Fabienne Fourquet

    2btube | CEO

    Fabienne has expertise in Digital Media, new business models, digital marketing, start-ups, multi-channel networks

     

    She has recieved awards & various recognitions such as Promax & BDA marketing awards, Webby award in 2005. Social media Award in 201 and has been speaker at digital conferences and events like MIPTV, MIPcube, NPA, Mediaclub, CASBAA, SXSW

    Stephen Lowell Hodge

    Toon Goggles | CEO

    Stephen has spearheaded the children’s content platform Toon Goggles (TG) since its launch in 2012, establishing a huge presence on a multitude of consumer-electronics devices.  As founder of this dominant on-demand entertainment platform that delivers games, animated and live-action series as well as music, Stephen has secured major partnerships with Verizon’s mobile service Go90, leading smart-TV manufacturers like Vizio and Hisense and tablet makers such as Kurio, to elevate Toon Goggles to new heights in North America.  “That extensive reach has been key to the platform’s global growth”, says CEO Stephen Hodge.  “As crowded as the market is, in many places we’re the only children’s service available,” Hodge notes. “If you were to turn on a Vizio TV, we’re the only children’s service there. If you were to turn on a Panasonic TV, we’re one of two children’s services. Turn on any smart TV and you’re going to find Toon Goggles. On a lot of those devices we’re preloaded and on some of those devices we actually have buttons on the remotes like Seiki, plus we’re on the packaging.   So our presence at TG is all encompassing.  From the very beginning we have focused on being where children are consuming content. Other companies just exist in the App Store—we’ve always focused on being a bit more than that. That’s helped us with much of our consumer recognition. We don’t spend capital on user acquisitions. Instead, our users discover us from unboxing their Panasonic, Vizio or Hisense TV, going to the children’s section and seeing Toon Goggles heavily promoted. You see Netflix then you see Toon Goggles.”

    Federico Scialabba

    Selecta TV | Presidente

    Comenzó como disc-jockey, su vocación por la música marcó desde muy joven su posterior carrera profesional. Lideró el área de promoción y marketing de Tripoli Discos, sello de Indie Rock. Fue Director de Marketing de MCA, sello que luego se convirtió en Universal Records.  Fundó la empresa Music Brokers, la cual inició sus actividades como una compañía discográfica. Actualmente se desempeña como Presidente de la misma empresa, la que se transformó en una organización global extendiendo sus negocios hacia otras áreas del entretenimiento. La marca ha migrado de Music Brokers a MB Entertainment Business Group, destacándose Selecta Media dentro de las empresas que conforman al grupo.

    José Ignacio Amorin

    Poipes | CEO

    Pepe Amorín is the founder and CEO of Poipes.

    Having worked for different ecommerce and publishing startups since 2005, and as a consultant for media companies since 2012, he founded Poipes.com in October 2013.

    Poipes.com is a subscription service that streams live football matches from the Uruguayan, Ecuadorean, Venezuelan, Brazilian and Portuguese leagues.

    M. Carmen Fernández

    Mediapro | Digital Business Manager

    Extended experience launching new companies and services for both Telecoms and Digital markets and thus used to manage multidisciplinary teams, both national and global, in highly competitive environments. Bringing know-how and experience in Management, Business Development and Negotiations to achieve time to market deployments and business results.

    Broad experience managing business units for established companies, working directly with Operations and Organization teams to re-structure and optimize different functional areas with the goal of obtaining maximum cost efficiency and business results for the companies I worked to.

     Guillermo Franco

    Multimedios Televisión | Director General

    Como Director General de la División de Televisión del Grupo Multimedios, Guillermo Franco es responsable de la expansión de la cobertura y la implementación de nuevas tecnologías de televisión, radio e internet. También tiene a su cargo el cumplimiento regulatorio.

    Es Ingeniero en Electrónica y Comunicaciones y Magíster en Administración de Empresas.

     Hernán Portugal

    GoMusic | CEO & Founder

    Entrepreneur. Producer. Video and OTT specialist. LIVE and VOD streaming expert. VR Evangelist. Sales director. Tech lover. Business development.

     Dennis Murcia

    Codiscos Marketing, Business Development and Digital Strategy 

    International entertainment media industry executive, with content marketing, digital strategy, and business development work experience in radio, television, music, online digital media and mobile iOS application industries. Hands on experience developing ideas to mass market, advertising maximization, creating profit centers and developing strategic communications.

    Additional skills include music production with a strong focus on radio advertising, records and streaming audio. International major market on air radio production experience in English and Spanish. Credits include 3 Latin Grammy nominations and 2 Billboard magazine recognitions. Google/YouTube certified in channel content monetization. Regular international media conference attendee and speaker. Strong relationships with major international media content distribution services.

    Javier Asensio

    IFPI | Director Regional para America Latina

    Javier Asensio es director regional de IFPI para America Latina. IFPI es la Federación Internacional de Productores de Fonogramas, Federación que tiene más de 1.500 disqueras y 70 organizaciones nacionales afiliadas alrededor del mundo. La actividad principal de la Federación consiste en promover las condiciones adecuadas para que la industria musical pueda desarrollar su actividad comercial, invirtiendo en talento y creando riqueza, aportando valor al sector cultural y acompañando las vivencias y emociones del ser humano.
    La oficina regional, radicada en Miami, colabora para lograr este objetivo con 24 organizaciones ubicadas en 19 países de America Central y el Caribe, y ha participado de forma directa en el nacimiento de muchas de ellas. Nuestro esfuerzo está dirigido al desarrollo del mercado de comunicación al público de fonogramas, y lograr que medio millón de establecimientos abiertos al público en la región remuneren a artistas y productores por el uso de su música, así como también las radios, los canales de televisión y la televisión de paga; a procurar la adaptación de la legislación al entorno digital; a facilitar información a nuestros miembros sobre la evolución de los mercados, y explicar a las autoridades la necesidad de potenciar esta industria desde el punto de vista económico y cultural.
    Antes de colaborar con IFPI, Javier fue director general de la sociedad de artistas de España, en su Madrid natal, donde contribuyo a la consolidación de AIE como un referente internacional en este tipo de organizaciones. Es licenciado en administración de empresas y tecnologías de la información por la universidad complutense y universidad pontificia, respectivamente.

    Juliana Psaros

    Opera TV | Senior Manager, Content Acquisition – LatAm

    Juliana psaros is senior content acquisitions manager at Opera TV in Latin America, a platform for connected tvs, distributing content in millions of devices globally, in manufacturers like Sony, Samsung, Tivo, Amazon and several others. Today, the platform offers over 1000 channels, offering local and global content, as broadcasters, publishers, vod, mcns and more.

    Before Opera TV, Juliana worked as executive manager at Cinema do Brasil program, which promotes the brazilian cinema in the international market, offering logistic and strategic support to over 140 associated production companies, increasing the number of co-productions and opening space in the market for the distribution of their content. Juliana was also in charge of coordinating TV Cultura’’s co-production and independent production area, heading shows like doctv, animatv and telefilmes, involving independent producers, public television channels and government institutions.

    Diana Figueroa

    Visionnaire | CEO Latam

    Ejecutiva bilingüe, con experiencia en marketing y planificación estratégica para televisión en América Latina.  Como Productora Ejecutiva, Diana Figueroa, evalúa, realiza, supervisa y monitorea, desde el punto de vista artístico, la producción y desarrollo de estrategias de comunicación utilizadas en los formatos de televisión de series y documentales, para los que se apoya de un gran equipo de producción y logra su objetivo de llegar a grandes audiencias.

    Su trabajo en  televisión, le mereció el reconocimiento en los medios masivos y la posibilidad de escalar como ejecutiva en la venta, compra y distribución de contenidos audiovisuales para canales de televisión en América Latina, incluyendo cable y salas de cine.  Se ha desempeñado en sus trabajos anteriores como Vicepresidente de producto fílmico para todos los medios y gerente comercial en investigación y consultoría. Hoy en día ha expandido su firma creando estrategias de expansión de mercado y de penetración de contenido en diferentes regiones.

    Jossi Fresco Benaim

    Verizon Digital Media Services – Regional Client Executive Latin America, Media & Entertainment 

    Jossi Fresco Benaim serves as Verizon Digital Media Services’ Regional Client Executive Latin America, Media & Entertainment. His focus is on fostering long-term business relationships with clients in Latin America, promoting the benefits of Verizon’s video end-to-end platform to deliver quality media experiences to consumers across every device.

    Prior to joining Verizon, Fresco was chief technology officer of Brevity, and co-founded several companies in the U.S. and the UK. He has extensive experience with digital video technologies, media production workflows, global deployments and software design, with an international emphasis in Israel, Europe, the U.S. and the UK.

    The teams led by Fresco have been the recipients of multiple industry awards, including: Texas Instruments’ Supplier of Excellence Award, Hewlett-Packard’s Excellence Award for Best Marcom Initiative and the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA) Gold Award.

    Fresco studied at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and at the Center for Information & Managerial Systems in Israel. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Hebrew.

    Jerónimo Macanás Candilejo

    Accedo – VP Latin America and Southern Europe

    Is the VP, Southern Europe and Latin America at Accedo. He holds a Masters in Industrial and Engineering and brings over 12 years of experience in areas that span Digital Video Distribution business models through connected devices (OTT, IPTV, DTH, CTV), Smart TV platforms, TV APPS & Companion Apps, Hollywood Studio deals, strategic planning, business development and technology strategy.

    During his various stints, he has run important digital inniciatives for leading companies in the entertainment industry in Europe and LatAm and has managed important strategic alliances in the USA with global top digital companies.

    Tom Wirth

    Nagra – SVP Americas

    SVP Americas

    Diego Martinez

    Inview – SVP, Americas

    Diego Martinez has more than 20 years of experience in the digital TV and telecom industries. Before working with Inview as SVP Americas, he held senior VP roles at AT&T and Lucent Technologies, Americas President at UTstarcom, and most recently as COO at Logicalis.  He has also consulted on Business Development, M&A and Business Modeling/Planning with leading digital TV equipment manufacturers and Cloud TV service providers.

    Rohit Mehra

    Conax – SVP Americas

    Rohit Mehra is responsible for driving all Conax sales and business development across Latin, Central and North America. With 15 years in the Broadband and pay-TV business in areas ranging from Technology, Operations Support, Pre Sales and Strategic Sales, Rohit joined Conax in 2003 as Head of Operations & Support in India. He has been a key driver in Conax Americas operations for over 10 years, including bringing and establishing Conax and its content security solutions into the North American Cable market. From forging key partnerships, increasing brand recognition and launching the first Conax signature Xtend multiscreen solution, Rohit has been instrumental in developing some of Conax’ largest and most advanced customers. He holds a Bachelor in Electronics.

    Michael Kurtzman

    Comcast Technology Solutions – VP of Sales

    General management executive with deep experience in Sales and Marketing. Industry expertise in digital media, mobile and web applications, SaaS platforms, and consumer digital products. I have lead both product and services organizations and had responsibility ranging from initial strategy and execution new products to high growth profitable businesses.

    Joined thePlatform in September 2014 to head up global sales. thePlatform™ is the leading online video management and publishing company. Media companies rely on thePlatform as their open, central hub for managing, monetizing, and syndicating billions of video views annually. thePlatform’s services provide unmatched versatility for designing and supporting video businesses on desktops, mobile, and TV.

    Alejandro Ortega

    ZoominTV – Managing Director and Director of Business Development

    Business development & Consultant executive with more than 15 years experience crafting and implementing successful online sales strategies.
    Alejandro began his online career back in 1997 as Digital Consultant for Azertia, Indra´s e-commerce division. Over the years, he has worked worldwide as Country Manager and Business Digital Consultant for such companies as Sony, e-planning, Yunait and most recently, Belader.

    As Managing Director and Director of Business Development, Alejandro oversees the implementation, management and maintenance of projects to increase revenue through customer acquisiton and remarketing in the United States and Latam.

    Pancrazio Auteri

    Contentwise – CTO

    Pancrazio is CTO at ContentWise Inc. focusing on personalization, machine learning and predictive analytics. Before joining ContentWise, Pancrazio was at TiVo as director of product management for VOD, metadata, TV Everywhere and third-party content apps. With a background in intranet design, digital television and analytics, he spent the last decade at the intersection of Internet and TV, leading the team that in 2007 introduced the first digital terrestrial Internet-DVR featuring HTML apps. In 2011 Pancrazio moved to California to drive the multi-screen and big data evolution of a leading IPTV platform. In his spare time you can find him hacking local ingredients to cook Sicilian food.

    Samir Mehta

    Conviva – Senior Vice President of Technology and Operations

    Samir has over 25 years of experience in eCommerce, digital Media, Pay TV, Consumer Electronics and Telecom industries, working both as senior leaders in innovative companies such as Amazon, Motorola and Nagra, and as founders in startup companies such as Keetli (acquired by Negra) and 4thpass (acquired by Motorola).

    As a Vice President at Amazon, Samir was responsible for strategy, design, development, product management, big data analytics and operations of Amazon’s digital Content and Commerce platform. The digital Content and Commerce Platform was responsible for driving multi-billion in revenues across all of Amazon’s digital offerings — Prime subscriptions, eBooks, Periodicals, Audio books, Digital Music, Digital Video, Cloud drive, Application Store and Digital Video and Software Games. Prior to joining Amazon, Samir was Senior Vice president of Digital TV Solutions at Nagra, a Swiss public company, where he drove design and development of innovative products and user experiences enabling end-to-end, multi-screen, live and on-demand television solutions delivered over Satellite, Cable and the Internet.  He also integrated and restructured a publicly traded company OpenTV, after its acquisition by Nagra and redefined its technology and product vision to create its Connected Home solution offerings.

    Prior to joining Nagra, at his startup Keetli, Samir built  Home Edge Gateway terminating cable and satellite video delivery  to drive Internet Protocol (IP) video consumption over multiple devices distributed in Home Cloud in urban and emerging markets. His previous startup, 4thpass, pioneered the download and delivery of digital content and applications on mobile phones and was acquired by Motorola. After acquisition, he spent 5 years at Motorola, where he setup design and development centers in nine countries and led multiple strategic, fiscal, technical and operational initiatives related to its set-top box and gateway businesses.

    Amit Wohl

    Cisco Systems, Inc. – Video Security Product Manager

    Amit Wohl is a Video Security Product Manager in the Service Provider organization for Cisco Systems. In his role, Amit looks after product positioning and outbound messaging, technology partnerships and discussions with video content owners. Prior to joining Cisco, Amit held various market facing positions with security companies, including Trusteer (acquired by IBM), Safenet (acquired by Gemalto) and Aladdin Knowledge Systems (acquired by Safenet). Amit holds a Bachelors in Science from the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) and a Masters in Science and MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

    Darrel Haber

    Skyworth Digital – Vice General Manager

    Mr. Haber has developed his expertise over more than 15 years in the pay TV market, playing a critical role in delivering transformational solutions and services throughout his career by forming strong relationships with partners. His time as Vice President for Global Partnerships at Nagra saw Mr. Haber manage all set top box and chipset licensing, as well as partnerships.  Prior to Nagra, Mr. Haber held positions at OpenTV and TV Works (formerly MetaTV) with a focus on marketing, product management and program management.  Mr. Haber graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelors of Architecture.

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