Chief Business Officer & Interim CEO of Agate
Cipto Adiguno is a true gaming visionary whose boundless passion and imagination have propelled him to great heights in the gaming industry. Despite being non-technical, he fearlessly founded his own game company in 2014 and became a jack of all trades, handling all aspects of game development from writing and design to finance and production. His exceptional writing skills have earned him recognition as one of the leading writers in the local game industry. In 2018, he was recruited by Agate as Vice President of Consumer Games, where he brought his innovative ideas and skillset to help build the company's flagship products for PC and console. His invaluable contribution to Agate's biggest console game, Valthirian Arc: Hero School Stories (VA: HSS), has led to the highly anticipated sequel, VA: HSS 2. Cipto continues to inspire and lead as Chief Business Officer and Interim CEO of Agate, where he spearheads business line of services including full game development, art services, publishing, and porting.
Head of Media Rights
Started my career working as a summer intern at IMG Media in their McCormack office in London during the Olympics in 2012, helping the head of tennis selling their tennis properties. Moved back to Barcelona, where I was working as an account executive for some properties as well as heading all the fan zone for the ATP 500 in Barcelona.
After three years in the Spanish office, I moved back to London where I worked in the football team mainly in American competitions, such as Copa America and the last project I was involved in was the JV with Perform, where we acquired the commercial rights for the CONMEBOL club competitions.
After 5 years in IMG, I went working for Dorna where I have been for the last 5 and a half years, travelling all over the world, in the Media team selling the media rights for MotoGP and WorldSBK.
SVP, Co-Head of IMG MEDIA, APAC
Tom has been at IMG for 20 years, advising rightsholders like Wimbledon, IOC, The R&A and World Rugby on commercial strategy.
Based in Hong Kong for a decade and now residing in Singapore, Tom co-heads IMG Media across Asia-Pacific, with specific responsibility for Greater China, India, Japan and Korea. He has overseen the development of relationships including FIFA, WWE and MLB in the region, and helped IMG develop multi-faceted, long-term relationships with World Table Tennis and Rugby League Commercial.
Head of Media Sales
A veteran of 6 Men’s and 5 Women’s FIFA World Cups in a variety of commercial roles, Paul Calder left Australia for Switzerland in 2001 after a spell with the Organizing Committee of the Sydney Olympics, joining ISL just months before its insolvency, then moving to FIFA in the same year. He has been working on sales of FIFA’s media rights since 2006, while also involved in various FIFA World Cup production and media rights projects such as (pre-smartphone) mobile rights, 3D, cinema, and 8K.
Co-Founder And Managing Director
Mark has held commercial and leadership roles at a global sports agency, broadcast media and government positions. While his business acumen put him on the road to success, his fervent support for Liverpool FC and the the Singapore national football team ensured his found joy in his various roles.
At MP & Silva, Mark as Head of Media Sales (APAC) was involved in distributing major international sports content and leading key projects such as the broadcast of the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore, DBS Regatta, and launching StarHub’s live sports news show SuperSports 360. He also led MP & Silva’s partnerships with the Football Association of Singapore and Badminton Asia Confederation, and was a key member of the team which launched the beIN SPORTS channels in Indonesia.
Mark also held the position of Senior Manager in Sport Singapore’s Sports Broadcast Development Division and was Head of Broadcast for the 1st Asian Youth Games Singapore 2009.
At StarHub, Mark covered a variety of cross-functional roles such as sports content programming, scheduling, content acquisition, marketing, promotion and production. He led the Euro 2008 Pay-Per-View campaign and launched the Football Channel on StarHub’s Sports Pack with the key acquisition of the English Premier League.
Mark’s mantra that has served him well throughout his career - Once you have made a decision, follow it through and don’t look back.
MetaX is a CTV dedicated monetization company, helping TV manufactures, OEMs, application developers, FAST platforms and many other CTV/OTT industry partners to monetize through MetaX CTV SSP worldwide.
We are doing not only video but also native, display, audio, and any innovative ads formats relative to CTV. Alongside with more and more users watch FAST contents on TV screens, we are also more and more focusing on FAST ads for our clients.
Snipitz Founder, Visionary and CEO, Denny Darmo’s career began on Wall Street in 1994, soon transitioning into investment banking structuring early stage finance deals for technology companies including Facebook, Twitter, etc. Today, Impacting the global fan’s content consumption experience with Snipitz’s proprietary and patented AI technology, delivering hyper-personalized predictive programming to global fans on an individual level. This introduction of automated monetization methods for content owners provides them with an unprecedented opportunity for maximization of revenues and global brand loyalty.
APAC Operations Director
François is the head of APAC operations for Origins Digital. With a decade of experience in the industry, he has played a key role in the company's expansion into key markets and territories. François has established long-term partnerships with some of the most well-known organizations in the APAC region, and has worked with broadcasters, sports federations, venues, and global events on a variety of digital projects, including mobile apps, websites, and OTT projects. Through these experiences, he has gained a deep understanding of sports fans' expectations and behaviors across digital platforms.
Head of Media Rights and Partnership Manager
Executive of Media rights sales and licensing. Success in multi level football tournament’s media right distribution , eg COPA AMERICA 2021, Bundesliga, AFF Suzuki Cup 2021, VFF, V Leagues…Executive of International Partnership, especially strategic partner with Bundesliga- VFF, VPF, Next Media.Project Manager of Youth Incubator Project with Bundesliga, VFF.
President of Monaco eSports Federation & President of Barbagiuans Monaco
Louis Ducruet, born in 26th of November 1992 in Monaco, is the nephew of his highness Prince Albert II of Monaco.
He graduated from Western Carolina University with a bachelor degree "Cum Laude" in Sport Management.
Louis has always been passionate by Sport and has grown in a family dedicated to sport, so it was natural for him to be involved in the sport in Monaco and in the world. He is mainly passionate about Football, like his uncle, but he likes to practice and watch sport but also discover new sports.
Louis had worked for 5 years in AS Monaco Football Club as an International scoot and assistant of the General Director/Vice-President (2015-2020) and 2 years as Senior Advisors for Nottingham Forest (England). At the same time Louis became the president of the Monaco eSports Federation in 2020 and founded the association Barbagiuans Monaco, this last one has the goal to organize charity sport events (mainly football) to raise money for other associations.
VP Channels & Co-founder
Sandrine Durand is the Co-Founder of SoFAST, working with television channels, contents and rights owners, and helping them to be part of the FAST channels business.
With more than 30 years of experience in Telecommunications Business, Television Broadcast, Business Development and Direction Management, she held positions in France, Israel and United States.
International Media Rights Director
25 years in sports business, first with Media Partners and then with Infront Sports & Media where I headed the media sales and operations department.
In December 2022 I joined Lega Serie A as Head of the International Media Rights department, to manage the sales process in-house from the 2023/2024 season onwards.
Core expertise in commercial and strategic analysis, rights packaging, market assessment, international negotiations and contract management.
CEO of Surya Citra Media & Vidio.com
Sutanto Hartono currently serves as the Managing Director of PT. Elang Mahkota Teknologi (Emtek), Tbk., the CEO of Surya Citra Media (SCM), Tbk., the CEO of Surya Citra Televisi (SCTV), and the CEO of Vidio.com. He is leading the effort to establish SCM leadership in the broadcast industry and aligning strategy to transform the Emtek group to be the dominant player in the content production and digital platform.
He joined Microsoft from another Indonesia’s television broadcasting network - Rajawali Citra Televisi Indonesia (RCTI) - where he served as the CEO.
Prior to RCTI, Sutanto established Sony Music Entertainment in Indonesia, then becoming the Senior Vice President for South East Asia. He was also a Senior Associate at Booz Allen & Hamilton, South East Asia. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Indiana with a Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering, and from the University of California, Berkeley, with an MBA in Marketing and Finance.
A proven leader with a track record of success in: mobile application technology development, content acquisition and creation, and white label platform streaming technology. With his technology background, Stephen spearheaded companies like Toon Goggles, Digital Media Interactive, Anywhere Artists and OTTera. Today, distribution of services managed by Stephen and his team reaches over 70 million monthly unique viewers across every major consumer electronic device worldwide. Stephen leads in the overall strategies for content licensing, business development, monetization, and ensuring OTTera and its related companies stay ahead of their competition.
Mitchell W. HONG
Group CEO of ECLAT MEDIA GROUP
Mitchell Hong is the founder and CEO of Eclat Media Group, a diversified media company based out of Seoul, South Korea. In 2010, Mitch launched SPOTV and grew it to become the #1 sports media distribution platform in South Korea today. SPOTV in South Korea exclusively handles Premier League, LaLiga, Serie A, NBA, and MLB among others. Mitch leads the following sports-related businesses: 6 linear sports channels (reaching over 94% of the domestic Korean households), SPOTV NOW (#1 Sports OTT platform in South Korea), SPOTV NEWS (#1 sports and entertainment e-newspaper), Golf Digest Magazine, SPOTVmall(sports e-commerce), SPOTISTICS(sports data analysis) and A &T management (athlete and talent management). SPOTV has now expanded and is serving sports fans and platforms in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, Macau and Mongolia.
Managing Director of Football, Rugby & Global Partnerships
Henri Kamerling is the Managing Director of Football, Rugby and Global Partnerships at London-based sports marketing agency, Pitch International. Over the past 18 years, Henri has worked with some of the most prestigious federations and rights-holders in sport, helping to deliver commercial growth and fan engagement to major football partners like The FA and The EFL.
Meghna Krishna is the Chief Revenue Officer at Videoverse. As part of her job she is responsible for revenue maximization along with facilitating strategic partnerships and innovative marketing solutions for the overall growth of the company. Her unique leadership shines through her ability to build passionate teams focused on delivering the best quality services to their clients.
Senior Director, Commercial - Asia Pacific Japan
After a dozen of years in fighting sports industry working with the largest MMA, Boxing, Kickboxing and Muay Thai organizations in the World, Roland decided to shift his focus to the world of Esports & Gaming, joining ESL Faceit Group's Asia Pacific Japan Commercial Team as their Senior Director. Main reason for this major transition is the fact that he is deeply convinced it is the most tailored product for Gen Y & Z.
Executive Director, Media & Business Development
Karen is a seasoned media executive who has been involved in the media sales industry for over 15 years. She is the Executive Director of Media & Business Development (SEA) at SPORTFIVE, a global sports marketing agency that strategically and creatively connects brands, rights-holders, media platforms and fans to create and enable contemporary partnerships in sports. She heads all aspects of SPORTFIVE’s media broadcast rights in Asia Pacific and leads the agency in business development opportunities as well.
Senior Director Media Rights & OTT
Philipp Männer is Senior Director Media Rights & OTT at WRC Promoter GmbH which is the rights holder of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), the FIA European Rally Championship (ERC), the FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX), and the FIA European Rallycross Championship (Euro RX). In his role he is responsible for the distribution and commercialization of the media rights portfolio globally and WRC Promoter‘s own OTT platforms. Philipp Männer has 15 years of experience in the sports and media industry where he has worked for companies such as Sportfive, Paramount, and the PGA Tour.
Head of Business Development Esports
A third culure kid, growing up in various parts of the world. Fortunate to work in one of the highest growing industry of the decade: mobile gaming. Spent 3 years in the music industry and 5.5 years in the TV Media industry in Indonesia. Speaks Spanish fluently and very passionate about music and dogs. Easy going, flexible and has always been a fan of Naruto and Arsenal COYG.
Fintan MC KIERNAN
Chief Executive Officer - South East Asia
In 2011 Fintan joined Ideal Systems Group and establish their South East Asia (SEA) business which now has offices in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Jakarta. Subsequently Ideal SEA built studios, facilities and systems for RTM, SingTel, MediaCorp, Sony Pictures, Fox Sports, Astro, Globecast, Encompass Digital Media, CNN, Metro TV, CNBC, SUKE.TV, iFAST.TV, Football Association of Malaysia and Football Association of Singapore and many more. Fintan is a member of the ABU’s Engineering Excellence Awards panel of judges. Prior to joining Ideal, Fintan established OmniBus Systems in APAC (Now Grass Valley) and has over 20 years in broadcast technology roles in Asia, US and Europe.
Callum McCarthy is the editor of SportBusiness Media, the world’s most trusted source of global sports media rights intelligence. Callum leads a team of journalists and analysts dedicated to providing market-leading insight on deals, developments and trends from around the world of sports broadcasting. Over the past 25 years, SportBusiness Media has collected commercially sensitive information on over 21,000 media rights deals - a total that continues to grow.
Kevin is a journalist that has been covering the global business of sport since 2008 with leading B2B news and data service SportBusiness. He has particular expertise in the sports media business, having worked extensively for SportBusiness’s specialist sports media subscription news and analysis service, analysing rights deals and major industry developments around the globe. He moved from London to Singapore in 2019 to help establish SportBusiness’s new office covering Asia-Pacific.
Chief Marketing Officer
Peer Naubert is Chief Marketing Officer for Bundesliga International, responsible for connecting and inspiring football fans around the globe.
In his capacity, Peer leads the development and execution of the DFL’s international marketing strategy in selected target markets, with the goal to drive reach and engagement for Germany's top two professional football leagues, and deliver unique fan experience abroad through localised marketing, digital and communication activities.
Prior to his current role, Peer was Senior Vice President Market Development at global sports marketing agency Lagardère Sports (now SPORTFIVE), responsible for the development and implementation of internationalisation and growth strategies for rights holders in new markets. In this role, Peer gained vast experience in developing business for major rights holders, such as the National Football League (NFL) and multiple European football clubs, in Europe, China, South-East Asia and the Americas.
Peer earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Münster. He later had the opportunity to attend the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, where he received his Diploma in Entrepreneurship.
Streaming Market Development Director, APAC- EMEA
As the streaming market development director for the APAC and EMEA regions at Harmonic, Alexandre Paugam leads a cross-regional business development team to promote the company’s SaaS offering and to accelerate the transition to SaaS business models.
Alexandre has over 10 years of experience working in the video industry. Previously, he held positions in systems engineering, program management, customer success and business development at Harmonic and Thomson Video Networks. Alexandre holds a Master of Science in information technology from ISEN France and a Master of Business Administration from FBS France.
Head Of APAC BIZDEV
Guy has over 20 years experience working across technology, data and consultancy roles within the global sports business industry. Currently managing WSC Sports business across Asia Pacific, he has overseen the growth of WSC’s AI powered video highlights automation technology to partner with major sporting properties and media companies across the region.
Prior to joining WSC, Guy was a foundation member of sports research and intelligence agency Repucom, growing to over 20 international markets and later acquired by the Nielsen Company in 2016. Guy worked as Managing Director for multiple Repucom global markets including Australia, North America and Asia Pacific. During this time, he was an advisor and consultant to the leading sport (leagues and teams), brands and sport tourism entities.
Pablo REYES GARCIA
Pablo Reyes began his career at Mediapro where he worked as a producer & senior producer between 2009 - 2015. than. He left the company to start his own project QUALITY as CEO in 2016. He has expanded the company in his international scene, being in charge of developments as IP remote production, remote CCU in and virtual formats. He was the executive director and production designer in the 2022 Odesur Games which were the first multi sports games with a fully remote IP Host Broadcast Operation.
Andrew Rogers has been Commercial Director at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) since 2019 and has over 20 years’ experience in the global sports industry, following stints with a range of organisations - from global federations (FIFA) to national governing bodies (NZ Cricket), international agencies (ISL, TEAM Marketing & AMS), and Local Organising Committees (FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015).
Raj is an experienced digital leader combining experiences across the technology, startup and consulting worlds. His career foundation and experience was built on multinational and entrepreneurial roles in go-to-market, business development and change management while based in Asia and London. His cross-industry exposure in APAC and EMEA to new product introduction and transformation projects in disruptive industries is an invaluable part of his approach to solving problems for customers and partners. Raj holds an MBA from Imperial College Business School.
Head of TV Video Telkom Indonesia
Dedi Suherman has extensive experience in the Telecommunication Sector and Digital Services, as well as in Digital Content Business: Music, Games, and Video Business.
Currently Dedi Suherman serves as the Head of TV Video Division PT Telkom Indonesia Tbk (and the President Commissioner of DIGISERVE (IT Solution company).
Previously, Dedi Suherman was the former CEO of Melon Indonesia (Telkom Indonesia subsidiary in Music and Games business), the former CEO of TELKOMCEL (Telkom International Timor Leste) and the former VP of Telkomsel.
He graduated from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) with a master's degree in engineering. He also received professional development courses from Harvard Business School.
Clarissa Tanoesoedibjo is the Managing Director of Vision+, MNC Group's Subscription-based OTT platform. She started off as a Programming Deputy Director in MNC Vision Networks in April 2020 for MNC Vision, MNC Play, Vision+ and Vision+ TV, overseeing programming and productions for 13 in-house MNC Channels. She also leads the Original Content Productions arm for Vision+ under the production house, Vision Pictures, that specifically produces original content for Vision+. She is also a Commissioner in Migo Indonesia and a Director in Anak Muda Group.
Ren Kai YIP
Co-founder & Managing Director
Ren Kai has enjoyed success across commercial and government roles covering events management, media rights acquisition, sponsorship and activation. He headed up MP & Silva’s events management team as Associate Director, Project Management and was a key member of the regional media sales team looking into rights sales and distribution.
At StarHub’s Content Services, Home Solutions and Content team, Ren Kai managed its sports channels and content acquisitions including the launch of the popular local sports channel SuperSports Arena.
As part of the 2010 Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee, Renkai focused on athlete life development as part of the Culture and Education Programme team.
He was also part of the national water-polo team that won three SEA Games gold medals in 2005, 2007 and 2009, serving as vice-captain with distinction. He went on to become the SNOC Athletes’ Commission chairperson and is an active member on the National Youth Council.
Ren Kai’s career-guiding mantra - It ain’t over till the fat lady sings.
Imran Yusuf is a senior reporter for SportBusiness Media, the world's most trusted source of media rights deal data, analysis and intelligence.