Speakers
Tom Barnes, IMG, Vice President, Sports Video Archive

Having graduated from The University of Gloucester, then elected as the Students’ Union sports president for a further year, Tom Barnes joined IMG in 2003 and has worked in the archive division ever since. Over the last 13 years, Barnes has gained a thorough knowledge of the industry and established many key relationships with sports […]

Tom Blake, Imagen, Chief Executive Officer

Compelled by the depth of technology and the nascent state of the enterprise video market, Tom Blake took on the evolution of Imagen Ltd from bespoke developers of software to venture backed growth business with a world leading Sports Video Platform selling on 4 continents. Imagen is now the leading platform for preserving and monetizing […]

Alexander Günther, Sportcast, Managing Director

Alexander Günther is managing director of Sportcast, a wholly owned subsidiary of DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga. Sportcast produces 617 matches of the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 annually, and is responsible for the live broadcasting in 208 countries. For the past 20 years, Alexander Günther has held various positions in the media industry. His professional focus […]

Ronan Joyce, Facebook, Strategic Partner Manager Sports

Ronan Joyce manages sports partnerships for Facebook across Europe, Middle East and Africa. He works with athletes, teams, leagues and media companies to help them build engaged audiences across Facebook’s platforms, to drive real business results.

Felix Krückels, Lawo, Director of Business Development

Felix Krückels is Director of Business Development for Lawo with the task of evaluating and forwarding the development and implementation of new business ideas, as well as overseeing the advancement of the company, which has been building up new opportunities in Video-over-IP and video processing alongside its established audio broadcast solutions. Krückels has gained experience […]

Dr Rob Oldfield, University of Salford, Audio Research Consultant

Dr Rob Oldfield works as an Audio Research Consultant at the University of Salford, offering research and consultancy services in audio and acoustics to production, broadcast and gaming companies large and small. His core research interest is in object-based techniques and how they are applied to broadcast and spatial audio. Having worked on several large-scale […]

Rodrigo Sternberg, Skynet iMotion Activities, Manager Media Handling & Facilities

Rodrigo Sternberg leads the technology and media operations team of Skynet iMotion Activities (SiA) since 2011. SIA is a subsidiary of the Proximus group focused on the production of Sports and VOD for Proximus’ TV platform. “Our team at SiA is relatively small but we make up for it in creativity and agility. Leveraging technology […]

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