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.
Thijs is a senior leader with more than 25 years of experience in sales, commercial operations and customer relationship management in the digital media and broadcast industry. He joined Metrological in 2014, initiating and leading Metrological’s commercial expansion with MVPDs in the EMEA and APAC region.
Monique van Dusseldorp is a well-known curator of seminars and conferences on creativity, innovation, and technology. Over the last 20 years, she initiated and organized a series of internationally renowned events, all with a top line of speakers. She was in charge of the European Television and Film Forum as organized by the European Institute for the Media in the UK and Germany and worked as an online strategist at Dutch publisher Wegener, before starting her own company.
Chris van der Linden is Director Entertainment Platforms and is responsible for Liberty Global’s product strategy, definition, development & quality management for Entertainment CPE & video platforms. This included development of the award-winning Mini TV Box (both in terms of sustainability and design), the innovation and deployment of innovative Entertainment services (Replay TV, cloud PVR) and the extension of content discovery to include OTT streaming apps across our markets. With our products we enable our national champions, brands such as Virgin Media-02 in the UK, VodafoneZiggo in The Netherlands, Telenet in Belgium, Sunrise UPC in Switzerland, Virgin Media in Ireland and UPC in Eastern Europe, to provide the best Entertainment experience to their customers.
As CTO of streaming experts 24i, Thomas Christensen is responsible for the company’s end-to-end roadmap and the ongoing development of its productized streaming platform that enables OTT services, broadcasters, and Pay TV operators to stream their live and on-demand content to consumers on any kind of device from mobiles and tablets to Smart TVs and set-top-boxes (STBs).
Arjan van der Vegt has worked for Liberty Global since 2018, when he came onboard as a member of the Connectivity Team. His focus has been CPE technology, and in particular Wi-Fi. Based on the successes he achieved applying this expertise to improving CPE performance, Arjan was asked to lead Liberty Global’s XGS-PON CPE development effort.
Ben is the Director of Africa Originals & Acquisitions at Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service. In Ben’s role, he nurtures key partnerships and drives the licensing strategy across Africa to support Netflix’s membership growth and streaming rates on the continent. His portfolio includes sourcing local programming that is relevant for the region and acquiring global rights for shows and movies from Africa.