He graduated from VŠCHT in Prague. He worked as a programmer; in 1990 – 2007, he was expert journalist focused on IT. He managed the Softwarové noviny and Inside magazines. Since 2008, he has been active as freelance analyst and consultant. He provides external lectures at the Department of Information Technologies at the Prague University of Economics. His professional interests include sociology and economy of informatics, safety and mobile technologies.
Steven Allison is the Worldwide Evangelist for Adobe’s Media and Ad Solutions business unit. The role includes working directly with international programmers and operators in their local markets to help them evaluate and select Adobe Primetime as their delivery platform for OTT delivery services and digital advertising strategy. Steve has spent many years helping customers deliver high quality, monetisable video – live or VoD. Working with broadcasters such as the BBC, NHK, RTL, M6, Virgin Media and Ch4, Steve helps educate, train and architect video and ad delivery strategies.
Senior Manager, Evangelism
David Duron has many years of experience with top management positions at the telecommunications and Internet companies in the Czech Republic and also abroad. In October 2013, he started working in the O2 Czech Republic as the director of marketing for the household segment. Since February 2016, he has been the director of O2TV as he has also become responsible for the team of O2 TV Sport. Before joining the O2 Czech Republic, he worked 6 years at Vodafone in the role of marketing director for the segment business clients. He joined Vodafone from the position of CEO of Altas.cz and Atlas.sk. In the years 2003 - 2004, he led the marketing department of Czech Telecom, where he was responsible for launching services like Internet Express, the portal Starzone.cz or a new voice tariffs structure.
David has a wonderful wife and two fantastic kids, he likes to run and is involved in charitable activities in Equatorial Africa - specifically in Ghana. In the Czech Republic, he cooperates with the endowment fund called "Dar sluchu”. He graduated from the University of Economics in Prague, where he now lectures in the course "Strategic Marketing".
Marketing Director, household segment
Hana graduated at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague. In 1994, she started working at MEDIAN company, where she was responsible for MEDIA PROJEKT – the largest media research during these years. From 1996, she worked as the head of media research. Together with the associated professor Milan Tucek CSc., she has published several publications about the lifestyle of the Czech population such as: “Češi na prahu nového tisíciletí” (Slon, 2000), “Evropa na prahu sjednocení” (MEDIAN, KMR 2001), “Jak se máte Slováci, ako sa máťe Česi?” (Praha, MEDIAN 2003). In 2006, she joined MEDIARESEARCH company (now Nielsen Admosphere), where she is now working as Research and Insights Manager in the business department.
Senior Research Manager
Lars studied business at the university of Hamburg and after his degree he joined Axel Springer Verlag interactive media, InterCom and MilleMedia. From 2004 he was11 years at ProSiebenSat.1 Digital as a Director accountable for all Teletext activities and launched the HbbTV business of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group.
Director at TeraVolt
Petr Hatlapatka is responsible for sales of online products including HbbTV of Media-Club company, which – among other activities – exclusively represents FTV Prima. Since 2015, he has implemented dozens of campaigns for different clients and cooperated on the development of several HbbTV applications. In the end of 2016, he finished the initial phase of the deployment of HbbTV format – Red Button, Switch-in, HbbTV Synchro, Video ads, Banners in applications. The second phase is expected to be done in 2017. He dedicates his free time to the family as they usually go to mountains – whether on bike, snowboard, cross-country or ski.
Vedoucí online prodeje
She is the head of marketing in Česká televize. Among other places she gained experience in TV Prima (channels COOL, Love and ZOOM). She and her team make sure that information about the programmes and services of Česká televize are spread not only through linear broadcast; they also take care of the visual aspect of the individual TV channels and many other things. She is interested in technology, design and modern art, growing her own produce and cats.
Od roku 1995 pracuje v médiích, především v rozhlasových stanicích. Od roku 1998 výkonným ředitelem společnosti RadioNet National s.r.o. kde se zasadil o vytvoření nejsilnějšího rozhlasové produktu na trhu. Od roku 2002 zakládá vlastní společnost Big partnership media, která obchodně zastupuje 15 televizí 25 časopisů a řadu významných rozhlasových stanic. V Českých Radiokomunikacích působí již druhým rokem a má zde na starosti internetová media, rozvoj a implementaci HbbTV na českém trhu. Díky svým předchozím zkušenostem z reklamy a médií se aktivně podílí na vytváření HbbTV jako nového zdroje příjmů pro televizní stanice.
Strategic manager pro HbbTV
Milos has worked as a project/delivery manager more than 8 years. He received a master degree in Information Systems and Technologies from the University of Economics in Prague. Milos is passionate about new technologies, basic research and startup scene. Milos is also a member of Advisory Board at Prague Startup Centre. Milos has joined Suitest in November 2016 and he is responsible for business development and strategical partnerships. Milos was a keynote speaker at PMcon 2016.
Peter is intermittently engaged in the television environment since 2000. From the development of online application in TV Markíza, he has eventually moved over to television technology in RTVS, specifically in the Department of strategic development and media systems. This department is responsible for development and implementation of new technologies while ensuring the daily operation of the television production chain. Whenever there is a possibility, he gladly participates in various technically specialized events such as the global competition in data journalism organized by the Global Editors Network, where the RTVS team ended up on the third place in 2016. In his spare time, he enjoys sports and actively cooperates with the civic association OZ ChaChaland that has been organizing a summer television cam for more than 25 years.
Petr Mazanec is head of development of applications for smart TV sets at Mautilus, s.r.o. that, since 2011, has prepared dozens of television applications for customers from all over the world, for infinite number of models of TV sets and set-top boxes from all important manufacturers: Samsung, LG, Philips, Panasonic, Sony, Toshiba or VESTEL. An overwhelming majority of the implemented projects consists of OTT applications, often interconnected with mobile phones and tablets. When Peter is not in his office, he plays tennis or travels with his family across the countries of former Yugoslavia or the USSR. He has neither computer nor TV set at home.
Zdenko is the director of the technology centre where he is responsible for the broadcasting as well as non-broadcasting technology, its selection, purchase, and implementation. He also manages the tangible assets of the company, ensures the operation of the whole television centre and the service of selected technical equipment including mobile TV technology. Among the most important things, he is currently engaged in, can be considered disaster recovery and IT security.
Stefan Schneiders is leading the Sales and Marketing department at Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT) since September 2013. He has more than 20 years of experience in telecommunications and media industry. Over the past two decades he has been involved as senior expert in the development of industry innovations such as Mobile TV, Mobile Payment, Information Security and Biometrics.
Prior to his current position, Stefan was responsible for Mobile TV & Video solutions at Nokia Siemens Networks and Business Development for Mobile TV & Advertising at Siemens Networks. Other positions at Siemens included acting as COO for the international consortium PayCircle and supporting the Open Mobile Alliances M-Commerce Working Group as Vice Chairman. He started his management career at Siemens acting as Head of Business Development for Information Security.
Stefan studied Computer Science at the University of the German Army (Bundeswehr) in Neubiberg near Munich.
General Manager Sales and Marketing
Pawel Tutka actively participates in the development of the HbbTV and Smart TV market in Poland. He initiated in Poland the development of the hybrid TV in the HbbTV standard, starting first tests of HbbTV in 2012, in cooperation with TVP and TVN television companies. He has participated in the development of several dozen HbbTV application. He is a consultant on numerous projects that are based on HbbTV. Currently in hybra.tv company, Pawel focuses on the creation and development interactive TV advertising based on HbbTV.
As the technical director of the Nova Group, Josef Uher is responsible for the development of the technologies that ensure the production and broadcasting of TV program and its linking to other Internet activities. Besides that, his responsibility includes also organizing the purchase and implementation of the mentioned technologies and its service support. He also contributes to the strategy of transition from analogue to digital broadcasting in the digital networks and the implementation of HD quality broadcasting. He is a graduate of the Czech Technical University in Prague and he has been working for TV Nova since 1995.
Jan Zeman graduated in film and television journalism. He has been working in the Czech Television since 1988 where he ensures the operation of teletext and HbbTV broadcasting on following TV channels: CT1, CT2, CT24 and CT sport. In his free time, he plays tennis in the summer and snowboards in the winter.
Director of HbbTV