MCMS Congress Speakers

MCMS Speakers 2018

  • Tom Bowers, Lightrhythm Visuals, Bristol
  • Prof. Mark Cole, EMR, Saarbrücken
  • Stefan Sutor, Medientage München

More speakers to be announced shortly...

Jason Kong

Kong Jiong (Jason Kong, born in Shandong province, China), who is a master, senior editor, senior economist, and EMBA of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. He is one of the “Four Groups” talents of the Propaganda Department, member of the National Youth League, one of the national advanced workers, advanced individual of the national public service advertisement, one of the national top 100 theoretical workers. He is also a media professional, author of “Profit Model of Media”, which is first considered the key to the success of media business. He is the former vice president of Guizhou TV, former president of Jia You Home Shopping Group and managing director of Chinese Media Capital (CMC). Now he is the president of EFIM investment CO., LTD., the president of Global Home Shopping (GHS) CO., LTD., the president of ReadTV Infinite Technology CO., LTD., and the president of Citruss TV FZ LLC. He also serves as the director of China Home Shopping Alliance and vice president of China Electronics Chamber of Commerce.

Mattias Bråhammar

Owner & Founder of MILAN | DIGITAL, Chief Operating Officer at Veespo. 20+ years of international experience in Media & Digital Commerce with focus on Sales, Startups, Business Development, Major Projects, Go-To-Market Strategies and Launches. Held several Senior Executive and Board Member roles in market leading multinational corporations. Active as Advisor and Independent Consultant.

Katharina Schneider

Katharina Schneider is CEO of the MediaShop Group and in 2018 became one of the investors with the Austrian Start-Up Show, 2 Minuten 2 Millionen, Puls 4 (similar to Sharktank). Katharina's professional experience includes Marketing Director of a radio station (REWE), she was responsible for the integration of various call centers (Jordan Industries) and also for the total construction of a call center (Embers GmbH) which focused on home office. In 2006, Katharina Schneider became CEO of the MediaShop Group. She studied at the University of Vienna and holds an MBA.

Dr. Julian Oberndörfer

Dr. Oberndörfer has represented the Home-shopping Industry in Europe and the Middle East as CEO, ERA Europe since 2013. Prior to ERA Europe, he worked at the German live shopping channel Home Shopping Europe (HSE24), where he held the positions Head of Country Management Austria & Switzerland and Vice-President Media Law, Media Politics and Distribution (MMD), in charge of the multi-channel distribution of Home Shopping Europe’s TV channels. Prior to working in the Home-shopping Industry, he practiced at a Munich law firm and worked for the Deutsche Bank HQ.

Dr. Oberndörfer has also presided as Chairman of the Working Committee for Independent Special Interest and Teleshopping Channels within the German TV Association "VPRT". At ERA Europe, prior to 2013, he was Chairman of the Government Affairs Committee and then Chairman of ERA Europe’s Board of Directors. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the European Audiovisual Observatory - Council of Europe and of the multi-channel working committee of the Bavarian chamber of commerce.
Dr. Oberndörfer is the owner of a law firm in the south of Munich, specialising in Media and Telecommunication Law.

Charles Dawes

A regular speaker at industry events, he is responsible for evangelising how TiVo's world-leading products, services and technology licensing programmes can help media and entertainment companies bring amazing, award winning experiences to their consumers.
Charles began his career at Cable and Wireless, where he was responsible for electronic programme guide development. Charles also held the position of product management director at UPC/Chellomedia, where he spent a decade overseeing UPC’s digital television product development across their European footprint. Prior to TiVo, Charles was at Rovi where he held positions in product management across Europe and Latin America, Global Account management and International Marketing.

Ruomeng Wang

Ruomeng Wang is a senior analyst covering consumer platforms, fintech and blockchain, and mobile financial services at IHS Markit. Her reports and analysis include coverage of: the payment strategies of leading operators, technology and media platforms; how companies combine messaging and commerce strategies; mobile payments and financial inclusion in emerging markets; blockchain opportunities in telecoms and media. She is a regular speaker at industry conferences and widely quoted in coverage of fintech and mobile financial services by leading news organisations including Forbes, CNBC, Reuters and Mobile World Live, etc.

Simon Ingram

Simon Ingram is Chief Executive of ionoco Holdings Ltd and its group companies. Simon has over 25 years’ experience in media, broadcast and production, he has launched 17 television channels, unveiled the UK’s first independent red-button interactive service, and worked as a light-entertainment producer for some of the best-known names in television. Through ionoco he creates and delivers solutions for producers and broadcaster globally; working with all the likes of Endemol Shine, FremantleMedia, Sony, NBC, Disney, Fox, ITV Studios, SKY, BBC and TF1 on formats such as The Wall, Million Pound Money Drop, Deal or No Deal and 5 Gold Rings.

Simon has a unique mix of talents across production, technology and creative and launched ionoco to provide high-end bespoke technology to support and enable the creative vision of producers and broadcasters active across the entertainment spectrum. In 2010, he opened a US satellite company — ionoco Inc — followed in 2012 by Real Time Advertising (RTAD) the latter offering cutting edge technology under the Adgile brand to create dynamic and programmatic advertising campaigns for TV and other mediums; with Adgile’s most recent campaign in France winning 2 awards so far this year.

  • Grand Prix Stratégies du Digital dans la catégorie médias sociaux – influence (mercredi prochain)
  • Grand Prix du Marketing digital, de la performance et de l’innovation « La Nuit des Rois » par Viuz dans la catégorie social media

Under Ingram’s direction ionoco has recently launched a live Augmented Reality platform and PLAY@HOME (PATH). Path allows producers and broadcasters to connect audiences to any broadcast event for gaming, voting and opinion polling with key participants connected to studio with video and audio live as required.

Simon prides himself on his ability to merge the creative with the technical and commercial, to invent and deliver creative technology solutions where a solution doesn't currently exist.

Emerald de Leeuw

Emerald de Leeuw LL.B LL.M MSc CIPP/E is founder and CEO of EuroComply. Emerald is a globally recognized data protection and privacy expert and a lecturer at the Law Society of Ireland. In 2016 she was awarded the European Young Innovator of the Year award for her company EuroComply which specialises in risk management software & consultancy to help companies demonstrate compliance with the GDPR. Furthermore, she received a 30 under 30 award in 2017 for her work. She has been featured in many publications such as Bloomberg and the BBC and speaks about privacy and data protection all across the globe. When she’s not working in data protection she is active in Brussels to improve the ecosystem for female entrepreneurs in Europe and across the Atlantic in collaboration with the US State Department and the European Commission.

Maurits Bruggink

In April 2015, Maurits Bruggink was appointed Secretary General of EMOTA, the European Multi-channel and Online Trade Association. His main task is representing the interests of the sector to policymakers at European level and in Member States.

Maurits has been involved in international advocacy, government affairs and trade association management for over 25 years in different positions. Maurits started as lawyer at the European Union Office of Arthur Andersen & C°, followed by a long spell as Managing Director at Brussels’s based lobby firm Grayling.

Maurits has great experience in managing European and international trade associations. He has been secretary general of several trade associations, covering sectors as diverse as direct selling, spirit drinks, toys, metals, gambling and sports.

Maurits holds a Master in International Trade Law from the University of Leiden, Holland. Maurits is 54 years and is fluent in English, French, German, Dutch and Spanish.

Joan Barata

Dr. Joan Barata is an international expert in freedom of expression, media freedom and media regulation. He provides regular assistance to different international organizations and entities, including the Council of Europe, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Article 19, the European Broadcasting Union, the Organization of American States, UNESCO and USAID, and has worked in countries such as Thailand, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Jordan, Albania, Hungary, Liberia, Egypt, Moldova, Russia, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Ecuador or the United States. Dr. Barata is an affiliate to the Center for Data and Communication Studies at Central European University in Budapest and Fellow at the Centre for Internet and Human Rights at European University Viadrina

José Luis Flóres

José is a mathematician and expert in Dynamic Systems, with a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and Master in Information Technologies.

Previously he was Global Director of Big Data Analytics at Accenture, where he defined the advanced analytics strategy, supervised commercial processes in Europe, US, Latam and Asia, defined and supervised the training program in Data Science as well as defining and supervising R&D projects in machine learning with MIT.

Before that he was CEO and Founder at Neo Metrics (which was acquired by Accenture in 2012). At Neometrics he created and managed an advanced machine learning consultancy with operations in Spain, Latam and the US. (Partnership development with key clients: Vodafone, Bank of America, Movistar). He was responsible for creating data and analytics based products: social networks analysis, semantic analysis, behavioural modelling and fraud detection.

Prior to that he was Advanced Analytics Director at SAS Institute where he was responsible for the creation of the Product Vision & Roadmap(s); engaging customers/prospects for market requirements and prioritization, developing product positioning and messaging that differentiates SAS products in the market and contributing business and domain expertise for pricing, positioning and sales collateral strategies.

Jeroen Doucet

Jeroen Doucet is Chief Strategy Officer of Ex Machina Group and leads their professional services unit. Ex Machina develops and builds interactive video formats, for television, live streaming, social media or app based. In 9 years Ex Machina has successfully launched over 50 interactive formats or format add-ons in 14 territories worldwide including like The Voice, America’s Got Talent and What Do I Know. Its clients include amongst others NBC, ProSieben, TF1, Viacom, Talpa and Twitch.

Prior to Ex Machina, Jeroen went back and forth between television and digital media. In 2001 he started as an executive director at Dutch public broadcaster BNNVARA. Next he set up and ran NPO’s partnership program which included a.o. collaborations with RTL Group, BBC Worldwide, and Microsoft. In 2007 he founded Station10, a Dutch media consulting boutique.

Over the years, Jeroen has become an authority on blending digital media and television. He is a frequently asked speaker inspiring the audience on the opportunities of combining the reach and impact of television, with the power of individual interactivity. Jeroen not only tells you what can be done, but also shows how it has been done successfully.

Since 2014 he has been responsible for Digital Transformation Program with the Entertainment Master Class, the not-for-profit executive educational foundation for the entertainment industry.

Dieter Brockmeyer

Dieter is an international speaker and host, consults to the industry and is initiator and chairman of eur§reg and of Multichannel Moneystreams Congress, MCMS, industry events bringing together media regulators and TV executives from across Europe to talk about future regulatory framework and new business models.

Dieter provides regular columns for DIPLOMATIC WORLD and DIPLOMATIC SOCIETY. He also authored books on the industry, wrote numerous articles in printed magazines.

Since 2014 he is also Chairman Global Media Forum of the global think tank with official UN consulting status Diplomatic Council, where he initiated and heads the exclusive annual Global Media Innovator, GMI. He is Trusted Advisor at the DCOS Institute for Digital Transformation.