Published on Saturday, 23 February 2013
BroadcastAsia2013 to Focus on Cross-industry Trends
|The annual conferences EnterpriseIT and BroadcastAsia are returning in a new format with a joint visionary address and a cross-industry panel discussion encompassing the ICT, broadcasting, pro-audio, film and TV industries. The conferences are held as part of CommunicAsia from 18 to 21 June 2013 at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore.
Delegates from both the CommunicAsia2013 Summit and BroadcastAsia2013 International Conference will be participating in a two-part visionary address on 19 June 2013. The first is the Governmental Visionary Address by the Minister for Technology, State Government of Victoria, Australia, The Hon. Gordon Rich-Phillips. This is followed by the Industry Visionary Address by Mr. Karim Temsamani, Head of Asia Pacific, Google.
|Titled ‘ICT enabled Government – a new approach to buying and using ICT from Victoria’, Australia”, the Governmental Visionary Address will discuss how the Victorian Government plans to act on the recently released ICT Strategy by delivering better services, reducing waste and improving ICT procurement across government. This will lead to the intention of the strategy to help align processes across departments.
The Industry Visionary Address considers new ways in which the Asian consumer is using the Internet, on the expectation that millions of new mobile Internet users will be entering this market in Asia with different needs and interests than Western consumers 10 years ago.
Mr. Karim Temsamani, Head of Asia Pacific, Google said, "Asia already dominates the market for smartphones. The challenge is to look beyond devices to focus on how Asians are rebuilding their businesses, societies and cultures on the Internet in ways that were unimaginable just three years ago."
|To explore links and the potential for convergence between broadcast and telecom systems, CommunicAsia2013 Summit and BroadcastAsia2013 International Conference will hold a joint panel discussion involving professionals from both industries. Participants are coming from telco companies like satellite operator MEASAT, and broadcast organisations such as multi-media and content creator Media Prima Berhad, to identify opportunities for collaboration.
The CommunicAsia2013 Summit will have eight main tracks and two interactive workshops focussed on consumers. The four-day programme will aim to help understand the customer better so that businesses can improve the experience they deliver in mobile data and services. More than 110 speakers will make presentations.
Some of the confirmed speakers are Michael Thatcher, CTO – Asia , International Organizations from Microsoft Public Sector, John Garrett, President of Carrier Services from Pacnet, Wu Choy Peng, Group CIO of SingTel, David Chalmers, Executive Director (Asia Pacific) of Tata Communications, Martijn Blanken, Executive Director of Telstra Global, and Liu Yali, Executive Director of International Network Planning from Verizon.
|The BroadcastAsia2013 International Conference has four new tracks, four specialised sessions and a half day workshop. Over 100 speakers from 31 countries and regions will cover the shift in consumer demand for high quality mobile content, on multiple platforms and the emerging business opportunities for OTT in Asia. Speakers include, Peter Hutton, Managing Director of ESPN Star Sports, Dato Amrin Awaluddin, Group Managing Director, Media Prima Berhad, Kurt Hoppe, Director of Smart TV Innovation of LG Electronics, Benjamin Grubbs, APAC Head of Partner Marketing of YouTube and Jay Fulcher, CEO of Ooyala.
Content for both conferences reflects the companies and products that will appear on the exhibition floors of CommunicAsia2013, EnterpriseIT and BroadcastAsia2013. Attendees can see new services and systems in broadband, cable, cloud, Interactive TV, mobile apps, satellite communications and multi-platform broadcasting.