Brasil

Alexandre Britto – CEO – ABX Consulting

More than 25 years of experience in Technology, Telecom and TV companies. He participated in the startup of SKY Brasil DTH in 1996. In 2006 he managed the project to merge the SKY and DIRECTV operations in Brazil. In 2007 he created ABX Consulting. He has served as a Senior Consultant for TV Anhanguera (TV Globo GO), Globosat, NossaTV, TV Globo, Anhanguera Educacional, Oi / Telemar, CTBC / Algar, GVT / Vivendi and Discovery Brasil. In 2008, he collaborated on the startup of Oi TV. In 2009, he collaborated with CTBC TV (Grupo Algar). In 2010 and 2011, he participated in the assembly of GVT TV. He held the position of Operations and Transmissions Director for Grupo Anhanguera Educacional from 2011 to 2013. At the end of 2013, he assumed the presidency of iON TV (Unotel Telecom). He is a participant in the CEO Insights IBE / FGV program. He holds an Executive MBA in Business Management from FGV-RJ. Post MBA at IMD in Switzerland. He has a specialization in Competitive Intelligence from FGV Online and an extension in Satellite Communication Systems and Telecommunications Networks from PUC-RJ. He studied Electronics and Computer Engineering at UFRJ and is an Electronics Technician at CEFET-RJ. He currently holds the presidency of ABOTTs (Brazilian Association of OTTs) and is CEO of ABX Consulting.

Fernando Moura – Journalist, Editor-in-Chief and Professor – SET/UNTREF/PRENSARIO

Fernando Carlos Moura holds a PhD in Language and Communication Sciences with a specialization in Communication and Culture from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. Editor-in-Chief of Revista da SET since 2013 and professor of the Degree in Audiovisual Production at the National University of Três de Febrero (UNTREF), Buenos Aires, Argentina. Researcher associated with the Brazilian Observatory of Digital Television (Obted).

Samuel Vissotto – Director of Sales, Media and Telecom – Kaltura

Samuel is a business development professional, specializing in commercial strategies, with extensive experience in the content and mobility markets, including Mobile TV and Streaming products. Samuel joined the Kaltura team as Business Development Director for LATAM’s CloudTV markets in 2020, focusing on media and telecom companies. Recently, he also promoted the development of eReading markets for LATAM by Kobo, the launch of tablets for LATAM by Samsung, and worked globally on mobile Internet development by NTT DOCOMO, Inc. Samuel started his career at Ericsson where he closed important milestones GSM/UMTS infrastructure supply contracts with companies such as TIM Mobile, Embratel, among others. Samuel believes that looking for different and innovative ways of doing things can be the key to people’s development and prosperity. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, reading, and talking to his two teenage children.

Liris Bertelli – Head of Marketing and Digital Product – Playboy do Brasil

Graduated in Radio and TV from Cásper Líbero and MBA in Marketing from ESPM, she worked at the main pay TV operators in the country in the areas of content, marketing and products. She works managing the Sexy Hot digital product in all its spheres and is responsible for online and offline marketing of the main adult content brands in the Brazilian market. Born in São Paulo, mother and passionate about sports and cooking.

Fábia Juliasz – Audiences, Data Research & Business Consultant – Independent Professional

Fabia has worked in a plethora of Jobs and shows tremendous expertise in areas ranging from Business management, Market Relationships to Data and Audiences. Until 2021, she was Executive Director of Research & Knowledge at Globo, the largest broadcaster and media group of Brazil and Latin America, in which she led the transformation of the research unit into a center of expertise. In that role she managed all Audiences, data and research initiatives for the entire group of companies.
In the course of Fábia’s tenure, Globo reshaped its portfolio and was able to adapt into a mediatech, growingly supported by research and data. These assets combined have enabled considerable growth and inclusion of digital and tech talent inside the company.
Fabia was the main contributor for the launch of the Total Audience initiative and the Knowledge Platform.
Prior to her roles at Globo, she was Executive Director of Audiences for Kantar Media Latam, the company’s largest and most profitable business unit. Leading the operation throughout 15 countries, she managed to be at the forefront of innovation and industry discussions, which contributed to the digitalization of TV in the region.
Established in Brazil, she led several different business units within the IBOPE Group. From 2002-2015 she was CEO of the IBOPE Nielsen Online joint-venture, the company that established all audience and advertising online measurement and metrics both in Brazil, Mexico and Argentina. She also served as Executive Director of Business Development and Partnerships and founded the IBOPE Inteligencia, the group´s research and intelligence business unit.
With a technology background and skilled on new product innovation and advanced analytics, she began her career at Burroughs Eletronics and Banco Itau. She followed as an entrepreneur, running her own company in the fashion industry for 10 years.
As of now, Fabia serves on the advisory board of Pinion.org and as board member of AngelUs network.
She is also personally engaged in culture transformation projects related to the empowerment of women, inclusion, distribution of income and preservation of wild life.

Marcelo Spinola – Senior Consultant – Castalia Communications

Forward-thinking international business leader with an extensive portfolio of success driving strategic business development and innovation initiatives for leading Brazilian broadcast media, cable and pay TV organizations.
Among the most notable qualifications are:
Improved decision making, strategic thinking, leadership, relationship building, negotiation, communication and analytics skills.
History of managing vital joint ventures, M&A transactions, international business expansions and affiliate network.
Led multicultural and cross-functional teams in the planning and implementation of innovative projects in North America, Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America.

Omarson Costa – Business Consultant and Advisor – Independent Professional

Omarson Costa work as an executive level for large international public companies in Latin America, mostly in Internet, Telecommunications and IT.
In 2008, Omarson was elected Vice President of the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association – http://www.mmaglobal.com) demonstrating his leadership and recognition from the industry. In 2009 he became the “Chairman” of MMA for Latin America. He currently serves as a Board Member having previously served as an executive for companies such as Accenture, ROKU, Netflix, MasterCard, TV Globo, Microsoft, VIVO, NOKIA and HP among others. Omarson Costa has extensive experience in technology, innovation and business management with an emphasis on international business development.
Graduated in Computer Science from (FECAP) and Graduated in Marketing from Mackenzie, with an MBA (Technology & Innovation Management) from USP. He has a specialization in “Telecommunications Law” from FGV – SP.

Helder Machado – Technology Manager – Master Internet

Helder Machado started working when he was 17 years old, as an office boy, the company was called TV VIDEO CABO at the time, it was only 22 TV channels broadcast on a 450mhz network, and he went through several sectors in the company, and in two years, it emerged opportunity to work as an installer technician. After that he became a network technician and took some courses in the area. He became interested in projects, took an autocad course, began designing networks, took a technical course in telecommunications, became responsible for the headend of the company, and then became technology manager, where he first implemented cable internet, and then , digital TV. Soon, he implemented wireless internet and finally the internet via fiber. Today, he still works with all these technologies, analog TV, digital and iSDBt, cable internet, wireless and fiber. He has been in the business for 23 years, has the master as his home, and he also opened his own company operating in the North of Minas Gerais, Brazil, in which he is a managing partner. The company is called Vianorte.

Nicolás Díaz – Regional Account Manager – Goose Technology

I have been in the industry since 2016 working as an Account Manager in different business areas. Overall, my experience rounds around linear and non-linear straming services, OTT, VOD and IPTV. I have coordinated integrally the creation and launching of new products, built business strategies of several of them and implemented new processes designed to enhance the service experience from the business and the end user POV.
Since 2019, I have been Regional Account Manager in Goose Technology. In this role, I have been in charge of new market development and client acquisition in several regions including Latin America, Middle East, North Africa and Europe. Great part of what we have done in Goose is to develop a SaaS solution aimed to democratize the access to a comprehensive video service platform with abundant features, cloud-based with global coverage plus a quick time-to-market and whithout the need of a millionaire investmet. Targeting strategic partners on each country have allowed us to enter the market with an end-to-end solution that already comes with content, the key aspect of this industry, which has been my main task. Moreover,identifying the particular pain points of each market so we can constantly improve integrally our platform to always provide the best serive that fits the needs of each one of our clients and partners.