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11:00-11:45 | OPENING SESSION

Opening Session

Welcome Address
Dr Javad Mottaghi, Secretary-General, Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union

Opening Address
Mr Shashi Vempati, Vice President, Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union and Chief Executive Officer, Prasar Bharati-India

Industry Keynote
Mr Mohamad Helmi Harith, Group Chief Executive Officer, Altel Holdings

11:45-12:45 | Workshop 1 : Importance of Viewership and Key Technologies in MYTV’s Developments

Mr Mazlan Mahadi, Chief Executive Officer, MYTV Broadcasting Sdn Bhd

Adiwati Zainuddin, Head of Content and Strategy, MYTV Broadcasting Sdn Bhd

14:00-15:10 | Session 1: Industry Developments and Standards Update

Moderator:    Hamid Dehghan Nayeri, ABU Technical Committee Chairman, Director, International Technical Affairs & ABU Technical Liaison Officer, IRIB-Iran

DAB+ global update and developments
Lindsay Cornell, Principal Systems Architect, BBC Digital

DRM-Smart Radio Enhances Lives
Ruxandra Obreja, Chairman, DRM Consortium

DVB Native IP: Enabling the convergence of OTT and Broadcast Technologies
Tom Christophory, Senior Manager, SES
Régis Moulin, consultant, Eutelsat

NDI, Changing the game on the move to IP
Fintan Mc Kiernan, CEO, IDEAL Systems SEA

15:15-16:10 | Session 2: Evolving Business Strategies for Broadcast and Media

Moderator:    Zhong Shi, Anchor, China Global Television Networks (CGTN)

Convergence continue to drive FAST changes in OTT 
Mardhiah Nasir, Executive Director, IPSB Technology

Radio 2022 and beyond: meeting the commercial imperative
Joan Warner, Chief Executive Officer, Commercial Radio Australia

DRM Energy Efficiency: Cutting the Cost of Broadcasting
Simon Keens, Sales and Business Development Manager, Ampegon

16:15-17:10 |  Workshop 2 : Innovation and Extension of DRM in FM

Moderator: Ruxandra Obreja, Chairman, DRM Consortium


Alexander Zink, Vice Chair, DRM Consortium and Sr Business Development Manager, Fraunhofer IIS

Yogendra Pal, Honorary Chairman of the India Chapter, DRM Consortium

11:00-12:30 | Session 3: Media Solutions: Implementation and Use Cases

Moderator:  Aale Raza, Director, Whiteways Systems

Mobile Journalism (MOJO) Implementation for News Reporting in RTM
Ahmad Shafiq Mirza Mansor, Assistance Director of Engineering, RTM

Making technology to be a new kind of content
Pan Ming, Director of Content Department, 5G iMango Radio

RTM’s Use case: Leveraging CDN in surging OTT demand
Nurulhusna Mohamad Kasim, Principal Assistant Director, RTM

The Digital Transformation of TV
Martin Webb, Product Director, Cloud TV Comcast Technology Solutions


14:00-14:55 | Session 4: Cyber Security & Media on the Cloud

Moderator: Peter Bruce, Director of Business Development, Elevate Broadcast

AI Network Security, Detection & Respond made easy for any Enterprise
Michael Lok, Regional Director, Enterprise & Channels (Asean), Arista Networks

Moving to Software-based technology for DTT networks
Colin Prior, VP Sales – APAC, ENENSYS

Post-quantum cryptography and the security challenges of the Internet broadcasting services
Mohammad Paknahad, Senior Researcher, IRIB R&D

15:00-15:55 | Session 5: AI, Blockchain and Big Data Applications in Media

Moderator: Sunil, ABU Technical Committee Vice-Chairman and Additional Director General (Engineering), Prasar Bharati-India

SD to HD Video Format Conversion using Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs)
Mohieddin Moradi, Assistant Professor, IRIB University

Leveraging AI to proactively manage media operations and ensure maximum availability and quality of service
Ben Vandenberghe, CEO, Skyline Communications

Big Data Ecosystems for Broadcast Applications
Negin Ayoughi, Senior Researcher, IRIB R&D

16:00-17:00 | Workshop 3 : Cloud-based Editing, Search and Collaboration

Sam Bogoch, CEO, axle ai

Mardhiah Nasir, Executive Director, IPSB

Farikh Ikram, Head of Technology, IPSB

11:00-12.30 | Session 6: Advances in Media Delivery – 5G and Beyond

Moderator: (TBC)

Linear Television Broadcasting over 5G Networks
Les Sabel, Chair, S-Comm Technologies
Peter Walop, Executive Partner, Convergence Consulting Company

5G Broadcast / Multicast – Redefining the future of content delivery
Nils Ahrens, Area Manager Broadcast, Rohde & Schwarz

Antenna systems for 5G Broadcast
Prasanna D Meemaduma, Head and Salesperson- APAC, Kathrein Broadcast

Modern DAB+ Broadcast Transmitter
Oscar Hu, Regional Sales Manager, Gates Air


14:00-15:10 | Session 7: Broadcasting on the Cloud – Evolving Workflows

Moderator: Fintan Mc Kiernan, CEO, IDEAL Systems SEA

You’re ready to move your media workflows to the cloud – but at what cost
Rahul Goyal, Country Manager-India Malaysia Thailand, Dalet

The Economics of Cloud Workflows
Shad Hashmi, Media and Entertainment Partner Lead-APAC, Amazon Web Services

AEQ technology over IP for remote broadcast operations in radio and television
Antonio Perez, APAC Area Manager, AEQ

Broadcasting on the cloud
Subodh Aggarwal, Sr- Director Solutions APAC/SAMEA, TVU Networks

15:15-16:10 | Session 8: 5G Applications in Media Production and Contribution

Moderator: Peter Siebert, IEEE BTS

AI, 5G and Big Data Applications in Media
Zhang Shilei, Deputy Director, CGTN Digital

Mobile 8K contribution using 5G
Tatsuya Tobe, Sales Engineering Expert, LiveU

5G Remote Production is Setting a New Standard for Live Sports Broadcasts
Ronan Poullaouec, Chief Technology Officer, Aviwest

16:15-17:10 | Workshop 4 : Moving forward with DAB+, status and new developments

Moderator: Les Sabel, Chairman, WorldDAB Asia Pacific Technical Group


Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDAB

Joan Warner, Vice President, WorldDAB and Chair, WorldDAB Asia Pacific Committee

Chris Weck, Former Head of the Technical and Infrastructure Department,  Deutschlandradio

Bernie O’Neill, Project Director, WorldDAB

11:00-12:30 | Session 9: Advances in Production Technologies and Applications

Moderator: Masashi Kamei, ABU Technical Committee Vice-Chairman and Senior Research Engineer, NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories, NHK-Japan

Camera person-oriented focus control system for UHD filming
Yuichiro Asami, Senior Manager, NHK

AI-based Audio Codecs
Mohammad Reza Hasanabadi, Senior Researcher, IRIB R&D

Remote 2110 & Cloud Production techniques
Dennis Breckenridge, CEO, Elevate Broadcast

AR, VR & XR Implementation – Design Perspective
Hazizul Jaya B Ab Rahim, Assistant Director, RTM 


14:00-14:55 | Session 10: NextGen Technology Developments

Moderator: Les Sabel, Chair, S-Comm Technologies

XR Technology and immersive experiences
Aale Raza, Director, Whiteways Systems Pte Ltd

Commercial and technical aspects of Next Generation Video Coding (NGVC) technologies for broadcast and broadband
Peter Siebert, IEEE BTS

DNA Based Data Storage
Mohammad Nozari Pak, Senior Researcher, IRIB R&D

15:00-15:55 | Session 11: CDN, IBB & OTT Implementation

Moderator: Mardhiah Nasir, Executive Director, IPSB

Common Media Client Data – A new paradigm for combining client-side data and CDN logs
Yin Loong Chao, Technical Solutions Architect, Akamai Technologies

Interoperability, A necessity for success of HbbTV
Fatemeh Fallahi, Senior Project Manager, IRIB

Updates and developments in the field of HbbTV
Mika Kanerva, COO, Sofia Digital

16:00-17:00 | Session 12: IP Technologies and Remote Production

Moderator: Kazim Pektas, ABU Technical Committee Vice-Chairman and Chief Engineer, Studio   Planning Department, TRT-Turkey

Multi-Camera Remote Production Over the Public Internet
Oriol Icart, Solutions and Operation Director for Europe and CIS, TVU Networks

DVB-I: Embracing IP technologies to offer pathways to a new media delivery paradigm
Emily Dubs, Head of Technology, DVB

Managing Remote Productions with Virtual Desks – A personalized experience for each user, at all times, in all places
Thomas Gunkel, Market Director-Broadcast, Skyline Communications

17.00-18.00 | Workshop: Early Warning Systems (EWS) and Common Alerting Protocol (CAP)

Eliot Christian, Developer of Common Alerting Protocol (CAP)
Pro Bono Consultant to IFRC, ITU, WMO and the U.S. Agency for International Development

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