Denis Ostir serves as the Director of Global Business Development for Vidaa USA, a subsidiary of Hisense that manages its Vidaa Smart TV platform. Before joining the company in late 2018, he spent close to 20 years in the broadcasting industry, working at Pro Plus, the Slovenian branch of Central Europe’s leading broadcasting group CME in various roles, from field reporter to managing the digital assets of the Group. He also served on the strategic steering committee of ENEX and is a lecturer at the London School of Public Relations. He holds a BA from The University of Ljubljana School of Journalism.
As Vice President for Advanced Advertising at Discovery Networks International, David leads strategy and development for data and advanced ads products across EMEA. From Eurosport to TVN and across Discovery’s digital and linear products, the Advanced Ads team oversee innovations in advertising strategy and technology, leading on addressable TV and all forms of future TV advertising.
In her role at ITV, Catherine evangelises and leverages ITV’s data in powerful insights, targeting and effectiveness measurement capabilities for optimum commercial effectiveness for ITV’s advertising clients. As well as providing those clients with expertise and thought leadership on the best use of data, primarily across their broadcaster video on-demand strategies.Previous to ITV, Catherine spent seven years at Videology (then Amobee) as Director of Data Strategy & Analytics creating data products, solutions and partnerships for digital video advertising clients globally. And from her nine years as a data expert at Experian (including ClarityBlue), Catherine was instrumental in bringing Experian data into digital display advertising, and prior to that was responsible for the strategic planning of tactical offline direct marketing activity for large database clients
Bill Condon is Senior Vice President of sales at XUMO. A 20-year veteran of the digital advertising industry, Condon is responsible for leading the company’s sales team and increasing XUMO’s footprint with marquee advertisers and strategic partners.Previously, Condon served a six-and-a-half year tenure at the Walt Disney Company, where he was most recently Senior Director, ad solutions, responsible for developing the digital sales strategy and ad solutions across Disney advertising sales properties, including ABC, Disney Digital Network, ESPN, and FreeForm. He has also held key sales positions with PointRoll, Tremor Video and Yahoo.He holds a bachelor’s degree from Goucher College.To learn more about XUMO and Bill’s plans for the company’s advertiser partnerships, visit corp.xumo.com.
Arturo Larraínzar was born in Madrid in 1982. He has a degree in Business Administration and Management from Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF). Additionally, he complemented his training with a Master’s Degree in Audiovisual Company Management from the EAE Business School, and a Master’s Degree in Economic Research from the UNED. He commenced his professional career at Deloitte, where he carried out audit and consulting projects in the Media and Telecommunications sector. In 2008, he joined the Antena 3 Group as a market executive and in 2010, he was appointed Market Analysis and Business Development Director at Atresmedia Publicidad. In March 2014, he was appointed Strategy Director of the Atresmedia Group, a post which he occupies at present.
Amit Pelzig is an advertising and business development expert with over ten years of collaborating with media agencies, international brands, digital publishers, and OTT advertising solutions. Amit has vast experience in media strategy, planning, and client complex solutions, with full familiarity and a solid understanding of the advertising agency landscape, both offline and programmatic.
For over 2 years leads the Addressable TV Division for Partner Communications, Israel.
Albert-Jan has more than 15 years of experience in media & technology. After evangelising the internet at EuroNet Internet in the nineties, he held several strategic business development roles in media companies, like De Telegraaf, Digitenne, Canal Digitaal & Liberty Global, where he launched red button Apps and advertising. In 2009, he started MM1X, an Adtech services company, which was sold in 2012. A year later he started developing the business for several start-ups in the OTT technology industry, like Ooyala, THEOplayer and Bitmovin. Early this year he re-joined Liberty Global to develop the market for addressable TV advertising. Albert-Jan holds Master of Science in economics from the University of Groningen (RUG).
Over the past 15 years, Ahmed has been involved in various roles around the IPTV and OTT industry. He has held various positions such as solutions architect, product manager and technical account manager as well as roles in project and program management. He has been helping TV operators and TV channels around the world to build, upgrade and efficiently operate their TV platforms while working for Ericsson, Verimatrix, Imagine Communications, and currently as Director of Personalized TV at ATEME. His expertise covers compression, packaging, ad insertion, middleware, monitoring and client’s technologies. He completed a master’s degree in video compression algorithms from the University of Bath, UK in 2006, as well as an MBA from The European School for Science and Technology in Berlin in 2015.