Speakers

 

CONTENT CONGRESS

Majed Al Suwaidi

Managing Director,

Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City, and Dubai Production City

Visionary, spearheading creative growth to position Dubai as an international media hub

Siddharth Roy Kapur

Founder and MD, Roy Kapur Films & President,

Producers Guild of India

Variety’s Top 500 list of influential people in entertainment globally, Hollywood Reporter’s Next Generation Asia Inaugural Class of Young Leaders

Hans Fraikin

Film and Television Commissioner,

Abu Dhabi Film Commission

Global trailblazer on a mission to establish Abu Dhabi as a global hub for Filmed Entertainment Productions

Aduku Armstrong Idachaba

Director General,

National Broadcasting Commission Of Nigeria

Accomplished author, playwriter, film producer and broadcaster leading broadcast regulator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

PETER SMITH

Managing Director,

MBC Studios

Madeleine Noland

President,

Advanced Television Systems Committee Inc

Winner of Futurist Women in Technology Award

VIKRAMJIT ROY

Head - Film Facilitation Office,

National Film Development Corporation (NFDC)

Bernhard Hafenscher

Austrian Partner, Executive Consultant,

OnMedia AG

Serial entrepreneur, co-ordinating international rollout of a 24/7 e-sports channel

KHULUD ABU HOMOS

Founder & CEO,

Arab Format Lab

Superwoman force behind the startup crowdsourcing local talent in the Arab world

Kinda Ibrahim

Director of Media Partnerships for the Middle East and Africa and Turkey,

Twitter

International digital media expert, accelerating Twitters push for content partnerships in MEAT

MOON BAZ

Head of Entertainment Partnerships, MENA and Turkey,

Facebook

Nadine Samra

Chief Business Officer,

Weyyak, Zee Entertainment

Lady behind the launch of the Award winning Arabic OTT platform

Fagr Kassim Ali

Director Media Sector Development,

Sharjah Media City

Dynamic veteran Traditional and Digital Media Expert

AUGUSTUS B.AJIBOLA

Director, Department of Entertainment and Creative Services,

Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Abuja, Nigeria

Passionate leader promoting creative ideas and endeavors

Zahra Zayat

SVP-Digital, OTT & Telco,

OSN

Woman leading Digital, OTT & Telco strategy for regions foremost entertainment network

Catherine Mwangi

Head of TV Production & Programming,

Kenya Television Network

Lady fostering creative thinking & innovation for Kenyas first and oldest private TV station

HENRY WINDRIDGE

Senior Director: Marketing, Digital & Creative, EMEA Pay TV & Global Brands,

Discovery

Passionate leader promoting creative ideas and endeavors

KARIM RABIE

Senior Architect, Telco Practice,

Red Hat (Saudi Arabia)

ICT Chief Architect of one of Worlds Top 100 Most Innovative Organizations

YUSUF AL-BUTTI

Head of Technolog,

twofour54 (UAE)

Veteran tech expert contributing to an award winning studio in the global action movie capital

SANJAY RAINA

Media & Entertainment Evangelist,

Board Member & Advisor

Global Media and Entertainment Professional with over two decades of Experience in creating Viewer delight

LAURA BUCKWELL

Former News Anchor,

Versatile Event MC & Former News Anchor who brings events to life!

SAURABH VERMA

Director ICT ,

Frost & Sullivan Middle East

YASSER OBEID

Founder & Managing Director,

a.k.a. Media

Dynamic, award-winning producer, visual effects artist and art director made indelible marks in the media arena in both London and Moscow

MANOJ A MATHEW

Territory Head – (Middle East & North Africa,,

Zee Network (UAE)

Idea incubator; content curator; revenue generator for multi-billion Indian broadcast network

CHRISTOPH LIMMER

Executive Vice President, Core Video Services,

Eutelsat

RICHARD SUSSMAN

Partner,

Black Dragon Capital

JAMILYN SEGAL

Founder and CEO,

ScriptDoor

Founder of region’s groundbreaking startup offering open source content marketplace

FARAI MWAKUTUYA

Award winning journalist & Chairperson,

n, Zimbabwe Association of Broadcasters,

Award winning journalist & Former host for Uganda’s most popular television station NTV Uganda

TONY SAAB

VP Product/Content,

Intigral stc

 
 

SATEXPO SUMMIT

Ibrahim Al Qasim

UAE Space Agency,

Executive Director Space Sector

Dr. Vagan Shakhgildian

President,

Commercial Group Comtech Satellite Network Technologies

Former CEO, UHP Networks, former President & COO, Advantech Wireless, prior senior positions at Adaptive Broadband, R&D at Motorola & Signal Processors.

AARTI HOLLA-MAINI

Secretary General ,

ESOA

Seasoned expert in high-level advocacy, thought leadership and management across. Frequent industry public speaker.

BOCAR BA

CEO,

SAMENA Telecommunications Council

CLINT CROSIER

Director, Aerospace and Satellite ,

Amazon Web Services

Retired Maj.Gen., Crosier served 33 years in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force. Inducted into the ISU Aerospace Engineering Hall of Fame in 2020. Multiple military service awards.

Dr. BADR ALSUWAIDAN

VP & Chief Technical Officer,

Arabsat

Served as Director for KACST’s National Satellite Technology Center and Director for Space and Aeronautics Institute at KACST. Supervised many space missions including collaborations with NASA and the Chinese Space Agency

YASIR HASSAN

Board Member,

Satcoms Innovation Group

15 years in Satcoms, chairman of Satellite Interference Reduction Working Group, regular speaker and workshop participant including at the ITU and ASBU

SAM PETERSON

Business Development Director ,

Swedish Space Corporation

More than 20 years of industry experience supporting ESA, NASA, military, and commercial space missions.

TOM ESKOLA

VP and GM, Middle East, Central and Southern Asia, and Africa ,

Panasonic Avionics

Nearly 15 years in the industry. Graduate of the Panasonic UCLA Directors Education Program in 2015. Regular speaker on future trends of connectivity. U.S. Army Reserve Officer (Colonel) with various military command positions over 20 years

JOEL SCHROEDER

Director, Land Mobile,

Intelsat

Over 20 years’ experience in telecoms and satellite with positions in multiple markets including Russia, UK, US, Ghana.

CHRISTOPH LIMMER

EVP, Core Video Services,

Eutelsat

Expert in defining growth and market entry strategies for broadcasters developing customer value propositions, distribution strategies and specialized in driving broadcast businesses in emerging markets

Dr. SELMAN DEMIREL

VP of Satellite Services,

Turksat

ILHAMI AYGUN

CEO,

SSI Monaco

Satellite Communications pioneer involved in many European satellite programs. Developed national satellite programs for Turkey, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Monaco.

HANS MASSART

Head of Media & Broadcast,

ST Engineering iDirect

Over 20 years experience in broadcasting

Paolo Pusterla

Managing Director, EMEA,

ABS Global

Saher Abudaqar

Managing Sales Director,

Intelsat

Abdulhadi Alhassani

VP Corporate Strategy,

Arabsat

Jose Horta

Sales Director,

Integrasys

JAWAD ABBASSI

Head of MENA,

GSMA

Leads GSMA activities in 25 countries. Founder of Arab Advisors Group. Member of steering committee for UN ICT Task Force of the Wireless Internet and the Arab-World series. Columnist in regional media

HAMAD AL TAIR

VP, Business Units,

Yahsat Government Solutions

Olivier Herson

Managing Sales Director,

Media Intelsat

20+ years’ experience in the Telecoms and Digital TV. Expertise in developing complex global Ecosystems and launching new business.

Amal Ezzeddine

Global Government Business Development,

Intelsat

Hani El Arja

Area Manager,

Eutelsat

Ahmet Eren

Sales Director ,

Eutelsat

Mr Mazen Nassar

Training Certification Instructor,

GVF

Riaz Lamak

Lead in International Programmes in Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Response and Training Certification,

GVF

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