Sky Technology Summit, September 2016


Streaming at Scale features leading speakers from across the convergent media landscape. They include major technology and infrastructure providers, content producers and industry analysts.

Sam Blackman

CEO - Elemental, an Amazon Web Services company

Sam brings extensive management experience and technical expertise to the Elemental team as CEO. He has grown Elemental into the leading provider of multiscreen video processing solutions.

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Ash Crick

CTO - iflix

Ash is the CTO at iflix, the SVOD service launched in South-East Asia in 2015. Sky has invested in a strategic partnership with iflix, which is currently available to consumers in Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. It is being rolled out to Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, and other key markets throughout the year.

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Gary Davey

Managing Director, Content - Sky

Gary was appointed Managing Director, Content in January 2015. In this role he is responsible for Sky’s entertainment, movies and news channels in the UK and Ireland as well as the entire entertainment offering of Sky Deutschland where he has been EVP Programming since 2011.

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Matt Elek


Having helped set up Vice in the UK in 2002, Matt oversees all of Vice’s business across Europe, Middle East and Africa with over 1,000 full time regional staff, multiple media streams and hundreds of millions in turnover.

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Andrew Ferrone

VP, Pay TV - Roku

Andrew leads the global pay-TV service for Roku, a device maker and service provider that is quickly becoming the most dominant platform in streaming media.

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Joe Inzerillo

Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer - MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM)

Mr. Inzerillo is a founding Board Member of the Streaming Video Alliance (SVA) and was recently appointed President of the Board.​ Joe oversees all aspects of technology for MLB, including its flagship media companies, MLB Advanced Media and MLB Network.

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Chris Johns

Chief Engineer - Sky

Chris has been with Sky since its inception in 1989 having started his career in broadcast with the BBC. Chris formed part of the initial technical team tasked with launching Sky’s multi-channel analogue satellite offering.

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Anna Jones

Presenter - Sky News

Anna joined Sky News in 2005 and has anchored every programme on the multiple award-winning rolling news channel, as well as presenting live on location and in the studio on a range of breaking news stories.

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Gidon Katz

Director - NOW TV

Gidon joined Sky as the Director of NOW TV in July 2013. He is responsible for all aspects of the business. Since joining he has overseen the growth of NOW TV, including the launch of the UK’s first no contract triple play bundle, the NOW TV Combo. This combines TV, broadband and calls, as well as the brand’s own streaming device – the NOW TV Smart Box.

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Didier Lebrat

Group Chief Technology Officer - Sky

Didier Lebrat joined Sky in December 2006 as Chief Technology Officer. In 2016 he was appointed as Chief Technology Officer across the group.

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Emma Lloyd

Director of Corporate Development and Partnerships - Sky

As Sky’s Director of Corporate Development and Partnerships, Emma identifies and nurtures key strategic relationships with Sky’s technology partners, ranging from start-ups through to major international technology brands.

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Colin McQuade

MD, Group TV and Digital Platforms - Sky

Colin McQuade was appointed MD for Group TV and Digital Platforms earlier this year to lead the UK Broadcast Services and UK OTT operation and engineering teams.

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Patrick Miceli

Director of Engineering - Sky

Patrick Miceli joined Sky in April 2014 as Director of Engineering. He is responsible of the strategy, build and delivery of the OTT technology across the group.

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Michelle Munson

CEO and Co-Founder - Aspera, An IBM Company

Michelle is co-inventor of Aspera's FASP™ transport technology and is responsible for overseeing the company's direction in collaboration with co-founder Serban Simu.

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Paolo Pescatore

Director, Multiplay and Media - CSS Insight

Paolo Pescatore is Director, Multiplay and Media at CCS Insight. He has almost 20 years’ experience in the telecom, media and technology sector. Prior to joining CCS Insight in 2007 Paolo was a research manager at IDC, responsible for mobile consumer research across Europe.

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Rajeev Raman

Senior Director, SP Video Product Management, Design and Strategy - Cisco

Rajeev was CEO of 1 Mainstream prior to being acquired by Cisco in October 2015. 1 Mainstream is an OTT video services provider based in Silicon Valley. It offers a cloud-based video platform that helps digital content companies deliver their media assets to connected media devices.

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Stephen van Rooyen

CEO, UK & ROI - Sky

Stephen was appointed Chief Executive, UK and Repubic of Ireland in March 2016. Prior to this Stephen was Chief Marketing, Sales and Digital Officer for two years, following three years as Managing Director, Sales and Marketing.

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Wendy Scott

Director of Mobile Products - Sky

Wendy has responsibility for ensuring Sky’s new products are developed and nurtured to their full potential for Sky’s customers. She leads design and delivery of solutions that work across platforms, products and markets. Wendy owns the product roadmap definition for Sky Kids, Sky Go and Sky Q applications and also sponsors Sky's Women In Leadership (WIL) initiative across the Product Group.

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Patrick Walker

Director of Media Partnerships EMEA - Facebook

Patrick was responsible for launching YouTube in the EMEA region. In his current role as Director of Media partnerships at Facebook, Patrick is responsible for leading EMEA content partnerships with media companies across news, sports, and entertainment.

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Nigel Walley

CEO - Decipher

Nigel is CEO of Decipher, the media strategy consultancy, and Chairman of the Decipher Group of companies, which includes iBurbia Studios, the interactive media research lab.

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Alun Webber

Chief Product Officer - Sky

Alun Webber was appointed Sky’s Chief Product Officer in 2016. Alun leads the development and delivery of Sky’s TV and OTT products across the group.

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Jamie West

Deputy MD - Sky

With over 20 years of TV and online sales experience, Jamie now heads-up the team responsible for the development of emerging advertising opportunities at Sky Media.

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Bill Wheaton

EVP & GM Media Division - Akamai

Bill is Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Media Division at Akamai.

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Tech Summit

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Streaming at Scale is Sky’s inaugural Tech Summit, a one-day, invite-only event taking place at the Sky HQ campus in London