8 APRIL   12:10-13:10 (Kuala Lumpur time)

Session 12 | Industry Debate Panel Session

Overcoming the Pandemic – Learning from Experiences


Addl Director-General (Engg) & Head of Intl Relations

Prasar Bharati


Sunil | Prasar Bharati

Nguyen Duc Tue
Deputy Director Technical Centre
Vietnam Television

Nguyen Duc Tue | Vietnam Television

Moderated by well-known journalist and presenter Shivanee Thapa of Nepal Television, the industry debate panel will discuss overcoming the pandemic and learning from experiences.

Shivanee Thapa Basnyat

Senior News Editor

Nepal Television

Shivanee Thapa Basnyat | Nepal Television

Dr Tharaka Mohotty

Director Engineering

MBC Networks & MTV Channel

Dr Tharaka Mohotty | MBC Networks & MTV Channel

Kazim Pektas

Chief Engineer, Studio Planning Dept

Turkish Radio Television

Kazim Pektas | TRT-Turkey

Terence Yiu

Deputy Director Engineering

Phoenix TV

Terence Yiu | Hong Kong-China

Peh Beng Yeow

Lead, Technology Operations


Peh Beng Yeow | Singapore

Meet the Speakers

Dr Javad Mottaghi


Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU)

Dr Javad Mottaghi | ABU

Hamid Dehghan Nayeri

ABU Technical Committee Chairman & Dir Intl Technical Affairs


Hamid Dehghan Nayeri | IRIB-Iran

Masashi Kamei

ABU Technical Committee Vice-Chairman & Senior Research Engineer


Masashi Kamei | NHK-Japan


Additional Director General (Engineering) &

Head International Relations & ABU Technical Committee Vice-Chairman

Prasar Bharati-INDIA

Sunil | Prasar Bharati-INDIA


Ivan Verbesselt

VP Product Management


Ivan Verbesselt | MEDIAGENIX

Ruxandra Obreja


DRM Consortium 

Ruxandra Obreja | DRM Consortium

Joan Warner


Commercial Radio Australia

Joan Warner | Commercial Radio Australia

Shivanee Thapa Basnyat

Senior News Editor

Nepal Television

Shivanee Thapa Basnyat | Nepal Television

Bernie O’Neill

Project Director


Bernie O’Neill | WorldDAB

Emily Dubs

Head of Technology

DVB Project Office

Emily Dubs | DVB Project Office

Mardhiah Nasir
Vice President of Sales
IPSB Technology

Mardhiah Nasir | IPSB Technology

Patrick Hannon

VP Corporate Development, Frontier Smart Technologies &

President, WorldDAB

Patrick Hannon | WorldDAB

Dr Les Sabel

Chair, WorldDAB Asia Pacific Technical Group

S-Comm Technologies

Dr Les Sabel | S-Comm Technologies

Albert Tseng


Keystone Semiconductor Corp

Albert Tseng | Keystone Semiconductor Corp

Ron Schiffelers

Senior Director Program Management

NXP Semiconductors

Ron Schiffelers | NXP Semiconductors

Lindsay Cornell

Principal Architect


Lindsay Cornell | BBC-UK

Ben Vandenberghe


Skyline Communications

Ben Vandenberghe | Skyline Communications

Peter Bruce

Director Business Development

Elevate Broadcast

Peter Bruce | Elevate Broadcast

Mr Mohammad Nozari Pak
Senior Researcher
IRIB R&D, Iran

Mohammad Nozari Pak | IRIB-Iran

Asaad Sameer Bagharib


Thinking Tub Media

Asaad Sameer Bagharib | Thinking Tub Media

Dr Mohieddin Moradi

Senior Researcher


Dr Mohieddin Moradi | IRIB-Iran

Ms Sepideh Ghandali
Senior Researcher

Sepideh Ghandali | IRIB – Iran

Joe Goddard

Director, Asia Pacific

James&Wilkinson Media (JWM)

Joe Goddard | James&Wilkinson Media

Mohammad Reza Hasanabadi, Senior Researcher, IRIB R&D, Iran

Mohammad Reza Hasanabadi | IRIB-Iran

Yin Loong CHAO

Enterprise Architect


Yin Loong Chao | Akamai

Greg Armshaw

Senior Solutions Director, Asia


Greg Armshaw | Brightcove

Michael Moss

CEO/ Co-Founder Promo Mii   

Michael Moss | Promo Mii   

Rahul Goyal

Country Manager India


Rahul Goyal | Dalet

Dr Shinya Abe
Internet Service Systems Research Division
Science & Technology Research Laboratories

Dr Shinya Abe | NHK-Japan

Yogendra Pal

Hon. Chairman

DRM India Chapter

Yogendra Pal | DRM India Chapter

Alexander Zink

Vice-Chair, DRM Consortium
Senior Business Dev ManagerFraunhofer IIS

Alexander Zink | DRM Consortium & Fraunhofer IIS

Colin Prior

VP Sales – APAC

ENENSYS Technologies

Colin Prior | ENENSYS Technologies

Dr Peter Siebert

Adcom Member


Dr Peter Siebert | IEEE BTS


Director, Broadcasting Systems Engineering

JTEC (Japan Telecommunications Engineering and Consulting Service)

Yasuji SAKAGUCHI | JTEC (Japan Telecommunications Engineering and Consulting Service)

Prashant Butani
Senior Sales Director
MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn Bhd

Prashant Butani | MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn Bhd

Guido Leisker, External Consultant, Fraunhofer IIS

Guido Leisker | Fraunhofer IIS

Markus Tauber, Professional System Engineer,  DRM/DAB ContentServer (CS), a Digital Radio Studio Head-End

Markus Tauber | Digital Radio Studio Head-End

Aditya Summanwar
Director, Market Development – SEA & SA
Triton Digital Inc.

Aditya Summanwar | Triton Digital Inc.

Sam Bogoch, Cofounder & CEO, axle ai

Sam Bogoch | axle ai

Philipp Schmid

Chief Technology Officer


Philipp Schmid | Nautel

Shweta Jain

APAC Head of Business Development

Media & Entertainment

Amazon Web Services

Shweta Jain | Amazon Web Services

Dr Yukihiro Nishida

Executive Research Engineer (Fellow)


Dr Yukihiro Nishida | NHK-Japan

Steve Ahern

Head of ABU Media Academy

Steve Ahern | ABU

Lars Peder Lundgren

Marketing Director


Lars-Peder Lundgren | Paneda

Maryam Sedaghat

Senior Researcher

IRIB R&D, Iran

Maryam Sedaghat | IRIB-Iran

Negin Ayoughi

Senior Researcher

IRIB R&D, Iran

Negin Ayoughi | IRIB-Iran

Geoffrey Low
Content Relations Manager SEA & ANZ
Dolby Singapore Pte Ltd

Geoffrey Low | Dolby Singapore

Dr Amir Lakizadeh

Senior Researcher

IRIB R&D, Iran

Dr Amir Lakizadeh | IRIB R&D, Iran

Pierre Roussel
Pre-sales Engineer

APAC Dalet

Pierre Roussel | APAC Dalet

Yew-jin Cheong
Director, Broadcast & Media, APAC
Rohde & Schwarz

Yew-jin Cheong | Rohde & Schwarz

Parag Naik


Saankhya Labs Pvt. Ltd.

Parag Naik | Saankhya Labs Pvt. Ltd.

Aale Raza, Director, Whiteways Systems Pte Ltd

Aale Raza | Whiteways Systems Pte Ltd

Anuradha Agarwal
Prasar Bharati

Anuradha Agarwal | Prasar Bharati, India