John Esner

John provides commercial, regulatory and copyright law advice to clients across the Technology, Media and Communications sector, in particular, those offering music and audio-visual content via digital platforms. He has been at the forefront of digital media developments for nearly 30 years, assisting clients to launch new and innovative services across a range of technologies; from the dawn of satellite television, through the birth of the worldwide web to today’s multi-channel synchronised offerings across broadcast TV, tablets, smartphones and all other forms of connected device.

Darko Ratkaj

At the EBU’s Technology & Innovation department Darko works on transmission technologies for audio-visual media content and services, the related regulation, and the market evolution.

In particular, Darko is interested in wireless distribution platforms, including 4G/LTE and 5G, but also terrestrial radio and TV networks. The main objective of his work is to ensure that public service content can be made universally available taking into account both the technological developments and the changing audience behaviour. He maintains working relations with the broadcast and the telecommunications industries, market analysts, national regulators, and the European Commission. Darko often contributes to regulatory and standardisation activities and participate in industry and trade events. He also holds a masters degree in electrical engineering from the University of Zagreb, Croatia.

Reiner Stuhlfauth

Reiner Stuhlfauth is a Technology Manager Wireless, working in the technology management team of Rohde & Schwarz in Munich. He is responsible for teaching and promoting mobile communication technologies, especially cellular standards like: GSM, (E)GPRS, UMTS, HSPA, LTE, LTE-Advanced and 5G NR, but also non-cellular technologies such as WLAN and Bluetooth. He is also involved in a number of projects concerning 5G, the next mobile communication technology.

In his role, he links development and sales organisations to coordinate the implementation of technical features into R&S instruments and interactively discusses new requirements with R&S customers.

Reiner is one of a group of authors within R&S who have published a technology book on 5G NR:

5G New Radio – Fundamentals, procedures, testing aspects”

Martyn Lee

Martyn Lee holds the position of Senior Technologist at Sky, a business serving over 22 million customers in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland with a portfolio of services including television, broadband, fixed and mobile telephone.

After nearly 20 years in design and manufacturing roles in consumer electronics, Martyn switched to the television and telecommunications industries. In 1997, he joined Sky just prior to the launch of digital television to manage technical relationships with other television distribution platforms and has carried out various roles within Sky since then.

Martyn represents Sky at various industry organisations and bodies on standards, spectrum, business and regulatory issues and was appointed to the position of chair of DVB’s Commercial Module in 2018.

He holds an MEng (Honours) from the Open University and an Executive MBA from the University of Hertfordshire.

Anne Morrison

Anne is a frequent speaker on issues such as diversity, employability, talent development, creativity and the empowerment of women.

She’s Chair of Pearson College’s Governing Body, and BAFTA’s International Committee. Anne was Chair of BAFTA from 2014 to 2016, the second woman to hold the position. She’s a Board member of Women in Film and Television, and London and Partners. She’s a Trustee of the Charleston Trust, and Watersprite Student Film Festival. Formerly she was a Governor of the University of the Arts London and Chair of Creative Skillset’s TV Committee. Until 2014 she was Director of the BBC Academy.

Richard Lindsay-Davies

Richard is responsible for the DTG’s growth and development. With over 20 years of TV industry experience, Richard drives the DTG’s unique collaborative culture.

Richard joined the DTG in 2004 as Director of Public Affairs. He was appointed Director General in 2006 before transferring to Freesat as Commercial Development Director. Following Freesat’s launch Richard returned as DTG DG in 2008. In 2012, Richard was named as one of the 50 most influential digital media leaders by Digital TV Europe. Before the DTG, Richard spent 15 years in the TV industry with roles at Sony, Toshiba and Pace.

Thomas Williams

Ostmodern specialises in digital product design and content delivery for video. Future broadcasting is an ongoing theme in Tom’s career.

The design of future TV platforms formed the basis of his studies at art school before he began his career at the BBC working on early prototypes for the emerging broadband video space. A key member of the team who introduced user-centred design to the BBC, the subsequent 12 years have explored approaches to design process and creative problem solving, with the goal of creating uniquely useful and usable digital products.

Sylvain Thevenot

Sylvain joined the executive committee of Netgem in 2015, initially establishing the London office to run EE TV as a managed service.

With a strong leadership background in both ‘start-up’ (he founded one of the first ISPs in France) and fixed and mobile telecom operators (running large P&Ls for Vodafone, TalkTalk, EE), Sylvain brings more than 20 years’ commercial experience and now leads Netgem’s operator solutions across the world, focused on driving Netgem expansion with new products and new customers.

Steve Unger

Steve was appointed to the Ofcom Board in April 2015. He has been with Ofcom since its inception and has held a variety of senior roles.

Before joining Ofcom, Steve worked in industry – for two technology start-ups, both of whom designed and operated their own communications networks, and as a consultant advising a variety of other companies on the commercial application of new wireless technologies. He has a physics MA and a PhD in astrophysics.

Sol Rogers

Sol is a respected VR evangelist and prominent international keynote speaker, often quoted in the media. REWIND fuses bleeding-edge technology with award-winning creative storytelling.

REWIND’s acclaimed immersive projects include Silicon Valley: Inside The Hacker Hostel: BBC Home – A VR Spacewalk; the launch of Jaguar I-PACE in VR; and Ghost in the Shell VR. The team combines its deep-rooted heritage in VFX and CGI production, with an industry-defining approach to VR, AR, MR and experiential marketing. Sol is Chair of the BAFTA Immersive Entertainment Advisory Group and the Chair of IMMERSE UK, the first nation-wide network for immersive companies.