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

DHEEPRAJ SANDHAR

Regional Sales Manager, Middle East,,

Ross Video

HANI ELKUKHUN

Chief Commercial Officer ,

OSN

Madeleine Noland

President,

Advanced Television Systems Committee Inc

Winner of Futurist Women in Technology Award

Bernhard Hafenscher

Austrian Partner, Executive Consultant,

OnMedia AG

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

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

Zahra Zayat

SVP-Digital, OTT & Telco,

OSN

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

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

KARIM RABIE

Senior Architect, Telco Practice,

Red Hat (Saudi Arabia)

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

PIIYUSH SINGH

Chief Operating Officer ,

Vistas Media Capital Pte. Ltd.

YUSUF AL-BUTTI

Head of Technolog,

twofour54 (UAE)

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

Fagr Kassim Ali

Director Media Sector Development,

Sharjah Media City

Dynamic veteran Traditional and Digital Media Expert

Nadine Samra

Chief Business Officer,

Weyyak, Zee Entertainment

Lady behind the launch of the Award winning Arabic OTT platform

TONY SAAB

VP Product/Content,

Intigral stc

KHULUD ABU HOMOS

Founder & CEO,

Arab Format Lab

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

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

Catherine Mwangi

Head of TV Production & Programming,

Kenya Television Network

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

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

MANOJ A MATHEW

Territory Head – (Middle East & North Africa,,

Zee Network (UAE)

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

JAMILYN SEGAL

Founder and CEO,

ScriptDoor

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

VIKRAMJIT ROY

Head - Film Facilitation Office,

National Film Development Corporation (NFDC)

MOON BAZ

Head of Entertainment Partnerships, MENA and Turkey,

Facebook

CHRISTOPH LIMMER

Executive Vice President, Core Video Services,

Eutelsat

HEBA KORAYAM

Founder,

H. Consult

HENRY WINDRIDGE

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

Discovery

Passionate leader promoting creative ideas and endeavors

Richard Sussman

Proven Investment, Transformation & Growth Executive,

Partner, Black Dragon Capital,

 
 

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.

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

SAM PETERSON

Business Development Director ,

Swedish Space Corporation

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

STEPHANE CHENARD

Senior Consultant ,

Euroconsult

Over 150 consulting projects contributing to success of private equity, financial service providers, operators government agencies… globally with a focus on MEA.

HAMAD AL TAIR

VP, Business Units,

Yahsat Government Solutions

15+ years in the satellite industry and expertise in government solutions and strategic projects.

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

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.

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

Amal Ezzeddine

Global Government Business Development,

Intelsat

Expertise in government solutions, focused on MENA & Europe. Masters in Nuclear Sciences

Dr. FAWZI AMIN

Head of Delegation, Country Cluster Delegation for the GCC ,

International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies

Johns Hopkins University graduate. Appointed by Royal Decree as Assistant Undersecretary for Training, Planning and Information, Ministry of Health. Director, New Humanitarian Education Centre, Gulf Medical University.

Hani El Arja

Area Manager,

Eutelsat

Extensive knowledge and experience of satellite communications and subsystems delivering complex data connectivity solutions across government, VSAT and mobility sectors.

RAMSEY KHANFOUR

VP Sales Global Government - Middle East, Africa & Asia Pacific ,

SES Networks

STEVEN DOIRON

EVP - Regulatory & Spectrum Affairs ,

Yahsat

Former Canadian Forces, supervising deployment of military satellite networks. 24 years’ experience including at Telesat Canada, Intelsat and Hughes Network System.

Jose Horta

Sales Director,

Integrasys

Background in high-level international positions in UK, Saudia Arabia and Spain. Expertise in strategic customer solutions and excellence.

Ahmet Eren

Sales Director ,

Eutelsat

International Space University, Strasbourg, graduate and Experienced satellite professional with experience across broadcast, broadband, aero and maritime markets in Europe and the Middle East.

Mr Mazen Nassar

Training Certification Instructor,

GVF

Experience across North America and expertise in Middle East, introducing pioneering satellite technologies to the region. Chartered Accountant and former Price Waterhouse (Canada)

VIRGIL LABRADOR

Editor-in-Chief ,

Satellite Markets & Research

Former senior exec. Asia Broadcast Center. 2 books on mass communications. Articles in numerous trade & academic publications including the Encyclopedia Britannica

Riaz Lamak

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

GVF

President, Mahdi Bagh Computers Private Limited. International Programme Lead at Global VSAT Forum. Founding member, India chapter of Society of Satellite Professionals International. 34+ years experience across Africa, Middle East & APAC.

MESUT CICEKER

Chief Advisor ,

SSI- Monaco

44 years in aerospace including spacecraft manufacturing, satellite & launch operations. Former Director at Lockheed Martin and various positions in the space sector across Europe & North America.

HAMID NAWAZ

General Manager, MECA ,

SES Networks

25+ years across satellite services across microwave, fiber transmission, cellular backhaul... solutions.. National IT Excellence Award, Pakistan.

Paolo Pusterla

Managing Director, EMEA,

ABS Global

Saher Abudaqar

Managing Sales Director,

Intelsat

Abdulhadi Alhassani

VP Corporate Strategy,

Arabsat

Dr. BADR ALSUWAIDAN

Acting President & CEO of Arabsat,

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

Director Transmission Operations,

Arabsat

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

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