Geert Vos is the founder and CTO of Media Distillery (www.mediadistillery.com), Amsterdam-based acknowledged leader in AI-driven video analysis solutions for the worldwide entertainment Industry. Geert’s exceptional track record of technical improvement is based on his commitment to quality and expandability that has brought him to scale up software platforms used by tens of millions of users. With a strong background in Software Architecture and Distributed systems development, he is a passionate entrepreneur with 5+ years of executive-level experience identifying and implementing technologies and enterprise systems that facilitate business processes and strategic objectives.
Pavel Stanchev started his career in 1990 as a journalist in France. In 1992 he joined Ringier Switzerland and participated in the launch of several newspapers in Europe and Asia. In the last 25 years he was Managing Director of HBO Romania, CEO of Nova TV Bulgaria, CEO of Antenna Group South-East Europe, CEO of BTV Media Group, CEO of TF1 Distribution and, since 2019, CEO of TV2 Media, the most watched television group in Hungary with 17 TV channels and streaming platforms, including 3 TV channels in Slovenia.
In a career spanning 20 years, Andy has held increasingly senior roles in ARRIS, Motorola, TIBCO Software, Accenture, and Edgeware – playing a key part in shaping the future of video and TV in multiple roles including sales, engineering, and product management. He has worked on many projects that have pushed the industry forward – from the early days of the evolution of digital cable TV and the growth of managed network IPTV, through to the emergence of internet-delivered OTT streaming video and TV services.
Mikko is Director of Home Entertainment and responsible for DNA’s TV business, product offering and strategy. Mikko has over 20 years’ experience of television and broadband business. DNA has been one of the forerunners introducing Android TV based device 2017 (DNA TV Hubi) together with TV-to-go service DNA TV (with NPVR, SVOD, TVOD, recommendations and linear TV channels). DNA also has bundled Netflix to its’s broadband customers. DNA has largest cable TV network in Finland and offering TV services through Cable, IPTV and OTT. DNA is part of Telenor Group.
Peter Okwoche is a presenter and producer on Focus on Africa on BBC World News TV. He joined the BBC World Service in 2004. During his time at the BBC he has covered many important events across Africa, such as various elections, as well as interviewing several African presidents (past and present) including Olusegun Obasanjo, Mohammadu Buhari, John Dramani
Mahama, Yoweri Museveni, Lazarus Chakera and Mogkweetsi Masisi amongst others. He has also interviewed renowned figures like Kofi Annan, Wole Soyinka, Pravin Jamnadas Gordhan, and Ngozi Okonjo Iweala. Peter also doubles up as the sports reporter on Focus on Africa and has covered five Africa Cup of Nations as well as the 2014 Football World Cup in Brazil and two Olympic games. Peter began his career at a small local radio station in Nigeria in 1992 and has also worked for
several years in print media. He has won many awards in Nigeria, including Nigerian international journalist of the year in 2013.
He speaks five Nigerian languages as well as some French.