Singapore – The annual conferences held at CommunicAsia, EnterpriseIT and BroadcastAsia are back in a new format, with a joint visionary address and a cross-industry C-level panel discussion encompassing the ICT, broadcasting, pro-audio, film and TV industries from June 18 to 21, at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore. CommunicAsia2013 Summit and BroadcastAsia2013 International Conference have conceptualised a joint panel discussion that will draw professionals from both industries.
The “Thought-Leaders Panel” of C-level executives will bring together telco companies like global satellite operator MEASAT, as well as broadcast companies like multi-media and content creator, Media Prima Berhad, to identify opportunities for collaboration between the telecom and broadcast industries.
For the first time, delegates from both the CommunicAsia2013 Summit and BroadcastAsia2013 International Conference will be participating in a two-part visionary address on June 19. The first is the Governmental Visionary Address by the Minister for Technology, State Government of Victoria, Australia, The Hon. Gordon Rich-Phillips, who will discuss how the Victorian Government, through its recently released ICT Strategy, sets out to deliver better services, reduce waste, encourage innovation and improve ICT procurement across government. This is followed by the Industry Visionary Address by Mr. Karim Temsamani, Head of Asia Pacific, Google, where he will highlight how the Asian consumer is pushing the world’s Internet to new directions. Over the next few years, Asia can expect to see millions of new mobile Internet users enter this booming market.
The refreshed CommunicAsia2013 Summit will have eight key tracks, each kicking off with a panel discussion and two interactive workshops. The four-day programme will highlight the importance of understanding the customer so that businesses can be prepared to deliver a superior experience. More than 110 speakers will share their views and discuss critical issues affecting the ICT industry.
Some of the key confirmed speakers include Thomas Clayton, CEO & President of Bubble Motion; Marc Overton, Vice President of Wholesale and Machine-to-Machine from EE; Sandra De Zoysa, Group Chief Customer Officer of Dialog Telecom PLC; Nigel Bruin, Director, NBN Competence Center, Business Consulting of Huawei Singapore; Michael Thatcher, CTO – Asia , International Organizations from Microsoft Public Sector; John Garrett, President of Carrier Services from Pacnet; Wu Choy Peng, Group CIO of SingTel; David Chalmers, Executive Director (Asia Pacific) of Tata Communications; Martijn Blanken, Executive Director of Telstra Global; Liu Yali, Executive Director of International Network Planning from Verizon .
The BroadcastAsia2013 International Conference will focus on the shift in consumer demand for high quality content on-the-go, on multiple platforms and the emerging business opportunities for OTT in Asia. Some of the key confirmed speakers include, Peter Hutton, Managing Director of ESPN Star Sports; Dato Amrin Awaluddin, Group Managing Director, Media Prima Berhad; Graham Kill, CEO of Irdeto; Kurt Hoppe, Director of Smart TV Innovation of LG Electronics; Benjamin Grubbs, APAC Head of Partner Marketing of YouTube; and Jay Fulcher, CEO of Ooyala.