Speakers

 

DI Bernhard Albrecht, is COO of ProSiebenSat.1 Puls 4 GmbH, the Austrian daughter company of the German commercial media group.
Mag. Ina BauerIna Bauer, M.A. leads the Diversification Department of Austria’s private network, ATV Privat TV GmbH in Vienna. Following appointments in the Programming Department, and as assistant to the Marketing & Sales management in 2004, she was responsible for the Alternative Income and Mobile TV sectors, as well as the relaunch of ATV.at. Ms. Bauer will be moderating part of the EuroReg 2013 program.
Ross BiggamRoss Biggam, as Head of the Society of Commercial TV Broadcasters, ACT, represents the interests of 37 TV operators and providers from all over Europe before the European Commission in Brussels. Attorney-at-law, his many clients have also included the English House of Lords.
Guy BissonGuy Bisson is Director in charge of research for the TV Division of the international IHS Group, which took over Screen Digest three years ago. Prior to moving into the area of media research 18 years ago, he was a highly-respected specialised journalist.
Lluis BorellLluís Borrell is Partner and Media Practice Leader at Analysys Mason, media and telecommunications consulting firm with 13 offices around the world throughout Europe and in the US, the Middle East, India, Asia Pacific and South Africa. Head of the Spanish office, he also acts as an advisor to media and telecommunications companies, as well as to national and pan-European media authorities.
Dieter BrockmeyerDieter Brockmeyer is a senior international media journalist and corporate consultant, specialising in the TV industry and is Chairman of the Global Media Group of the Diplomatic Council. Co-initiator and co-developer of the EuroReg concept, he organises the conferences and hosts the events.
Matthias DangMatthias Dang is Managing Director of IP-Deutschland GmbH, marketers for the RTL German Media Group networks. With this corporation since 1993, his prior appointments include that of Marketing Manager or, more recently, Deputy Managing Director.
Peter DaviesPeter Davies is Director, Content Policy at Ofcom where he oversees the development and implementation of policy for broadcast content, including public service broadcasting on television and radio. He leads the Joint Planning for Radio Group, reporting to Government, which is producing a technical implementation plan for digital radio to match existing FM coverage. Prior to Ofcom, Peter spent nine years at the BBC, culminating in the role of Controller, Corporate Strategy, where he was one of the main architects of Freeview and helped to formulate the BBC’s digital radio strategy.
Dr.  Martin DumermuthDr. Martin Dumermuth is Director of the Swiss Federal Office for Communications ( OFCOM). After earning his doctorate in law, he was Assistant Professor at the University of Bern, lecturing on constitutional and media law. In 1994, he took charge of BAKOM’s Radio and TV division, appointed Director in 2005.
Dr. Bernhard EngelDr. Bernhard Engel, ZDF Media Research, is member and repeatedly acted as spokesman of the Technical Commission of the German TV Research Working Group AGF. All major German TV operators are members of this organisation. Her author of numerous publications and speeches on the future of television. Among others he received the Tony Twyman Award!
Nicola FrankNicola Frank is Head of European Affairs of the European Broadcasting Union, EBU, based in Brussels. Prior appointments include posts at the European Commission, Media and Entertainment International, and Euro-MEI, before becoming European Affairs Advisor to EBU in 1998.
Thomas FuchsThomas Fuchs has been Director of the State Media Authority Hamburg/Schleswig-Holstein (MA HSH) and the German authorities’ Commissioner for Programming and Advertising since 2008. In 2011 and 2012, he served as Chairman of the Directors Conference of the State Media Board (DLM), as well as the Commission for Licensing and Supervision (ZAK).
Mag. Richard GraslMag. Richard Grasl is commercial director of the Austrian public broadcaster ORF.
Dr. Alfred GrinschglDr. Alfred Grinschgl since 2001 has been Managing Director of RTR GmbH, service provider to Austria’s media and telecommunications authority KommAustria, and in charge of all matters pertaining to the media industry. Prior to this appointment, the doctor of law served in various management capacities for the Druck-Verlagshaus Styria in Graz (today the Styria Media Group AG), and as Founding Director of Austria’s first authorised private radio station “Antenne Steiermark“, as well as Managing Director of “Antenne Wien“.
Prof. Dr. Kurt ImhofProf. Dr. Kurt Imhof, Professor of Sociology and Journalism at the University of Zurich (UZH), focusing his research on public sociology, social movements, minority group sociology, social change and social theory. Involved in the university’s Research Institute for Public and Social Affairs, publisher of the “Media Yearbook, the Quality of Media“, which has earned him an outstanding reputation as a media analyst and critic in Switzerland and elsewhere.
Richard KasteleinRichard Kastelein, Partner of Agora Innovative Media, publisher of the Appmarket.TV service and founder of TV.Hackfests in London. Regarded as one of the greatest visionaries of New Television, which has brought him countless international awards, such as the 2011 Computerworld Honours Laureate.
Stephan LuitenStephan Luiten is Liberty Global Europe’s director for Public Policy in which position he has to back the interests of a still growing cable giant with European regulators and legislators.
Prof. Hans MahrProf. Hans Mahr with his company mahrmedia, has been an advisor and media manager since 2006. Among his clients are the RTL Group and Bertelsmann AG. In the TV industry, he served as Director of Sport and Information for RTL Television in Cologne from 1994-2004, and Deputy Managing Director from 1999. From 2000 to 2002, he was Managing Director of RTL New Media. In 2005, Prof. Mahr was appointed Chairman of the Sport and New Business divisions at Premiere AG (now Sky Deutschland).
Elisabeth MarkotElisabeth Markot is Policy Officer at the European Commission in Brussels, with emphasis on media convergence and Connected TV. Since 2005, she has actively engaged with such relevant media and telecommunications issues as internet governance, audiovisual and media policies and, since the reorganisation of the INFSO executive board into CNECT, has focused on convergence.
Dr. Manfred MatzkaDr. Manfred Matzka, is head of Section 1 (presidium) of the Austrian Federal Chancellery.
Christian MießnerChristian Mießner is Founder of TVLink Publishing GmbH, prior to which he established internet video shows via all online platforms on such specialised themes as Yoga and snowboarding, developing the latter from his podcast “shralp!“ - to date, the world’s longest-running web show. Formerly Associate Online Publisher for VNU Business Publications, he was responsible for such German online publications as The Inquirer or Gizmodo.
Julian OberndörferJulian Oberndörfer is Vice President of Media Law, Policy and Network Development for the German shopping channel HSE24. Since mid-2012, he is also Chairman of the Homeshopping Association ERA Europe.
Mag. Michael Ogirs Michael Ogris, M.A. is Chairman of the independent and autonomous media authority KommAustria. The Austrian regulatory board for electronic audio and audiovisual media has been headed by Mr. Ogris since 2004. Since its reorganisation into an independent panel authority in October 2010, he is also its Chairman. Ever since, KommAustria has been entrusted with the comprehensive legal supervision of the ORB (Austrian public network) and its subsidiaries.
Oliver LewisOliver Lewis is Vice President of Strategy at Sky Deutschland where, from 2009, he worked on launching the Video-on-Demand platform Sky Go. INSEAD graduate, Mr. Lewis previously held several positions with the English BSkyB, e.g. serving as Commercial Director of Sky News.
Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dieter RingProf. Dr. Wolf-Dieter Ring, is an expert member of the Enquete-Commission "Internet and Digital Society" of the German Federal Parliament since April 2010. Prior to which, until September 2011, he was President of the Bayerische Landeszentrale für Neue Medien (BLM) and for many years Chairman of the German state media authorities’ Commission for Protection of Minors in the Media.
Vassilis SeferidisVassilis Seferidis is Director of European Business Development at Samsung Electronics in London. His current task is advancing “Smart TV“ in Europe, through partnerships with telecommunications and pay-TV providers. He is regarded as one of the most influential European managers in the broadband and pay-TV industries.
Prof. Wolfgang ThaenertProf. Wolfgang Thaenert has been Director of the Office for Private Broadcasting and New Media in Hessen (LPR Hessen) since 1989. From 2007 to early-2012 he was, in addition, Head of the European Department of the Directors’ Conference of the German state media authorities (DLM). Co-founder of EuroReg, he organised both conferences in 2010 und 2011.
Christoph WagnerChristoph Wagner is the managing partner at Hogan Lovells Berlin and co-chair of the global firm's TMT industry group (Telecoms, Media and Technology).
Nancy Wayland-BiglerNancy Wayland-Bigler is Deputy Director of the Swiss Federal Office for Communications (OFCOM) and heads the Media and Post department. She previously worked for the Swiss Federal Office for Social Security.
Krzysztof ZalewskiKrzysztof Zalewskiis Deputy Head of the Department of Regulation of the National Broadcasting Council of Poland, KRRiT.
Kenza ZasKenza Zas is in charge of European Affairs at the French Conseil Superieur de L’Audiovisuel, CSA, in Paris, the organization she started her career at. Later she took charge over the VoD initiative SMAD, followed by a short delegation as national expert with the European Commission in Brussels. In 2011 she returned to CSA to take her current position.
Heiko ZyskHeiko Zysk, as Vice President Governmental Relations & Head of European Affairs, represents the interests of ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG on both the national and international level. After earning his degrees in journalism and North American studies at the Free University of Berlin, he began his professional career in corporate communications at Sat.1. Following its fusion into ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG, he moved in the media policy division, now known as Governmental Relations & Regulatory Affairs.
 

 

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