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Dominique Feral, Cofounder and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Wyplay
Dominique has over 25 years of experience in the digital television industry. He works closely with TV operators to help them manage their projects and reach the best user experience.
Dominique is a creative person with a passion for technology. At Orange, he held several positions in Product Marketing and participated in 1997 in the launch of the first satellite internet offers. In 2001, he joined the start-up Neotion as Marketing Director where he defined new generations of hybrid TV set-top boxes. Together with three other co-founders, he created Wyplay in 2006 aiming to deliver creative and intuitive “super aggregation” software solutions.
Tod Martin, CSO, Soma Innovation Lab
Todd is a multiple Emmy-winning entrepreneurial executive. He was at the forefront of web 2.0 creating the world’s first cloud-based content creation suite for producers which was acquired by Chyron.
Todd has worked in the media, brands, and entertainment technology sectors in strategy, global business development, product management, SaaS, and professional services. He has a passion for innovation and disruptive business models. Whilst heading global services for ChyronHego, Todd launched the first Game Day Operations Center for Major League Baseball’s player and ball tracking analytics now known as Statcast.
Todd is CSO of Soma Innovation Lab a strategic go-to-market firm bringing brands into web3 and the metaverse, Board Advisor for Raft Animation Studios creating NFT-based funding models to help educate the children of India, and Executive Advisor for Overlap DeFi.
JR Griffin, VP, Digital Marketing & Business Development, Fremantle
At Fremantle, JR is responsible for digital integrations, innovations and extensions for hit Fremantle shows such as America’s Got Talent, American Idol, Family Feud, and American Gods.
JR is a publishing and digital media executive with over a decade of new media and web content development, programming and management experience. Whether it be through stimulating viewer engagement, creating innovative digital content, or forming groundbreaking partnerships, JR has been a leader in amplifying Fremantle’s social TV presence, and finding unique ways for the company’s formats to evolve and have a presence on multiple platforms.
His work on American Idol and America’s Got Talent has produced multiple worldwide firsts for those shows. Over the last two years, JR has been a part of the team that launched the first NFT projects for Fremantle, the latest in conjunction with the current season of American Idol.
Roger Quintin, General Manager and Director, Dish Mexico
Robert Ambrose, Co-founder and Managing Director, Caretta Research
Rob is a consultant, industry analyst, writer and technologist advising international broadcast and media companies, technology vendors and industry associations. As co-founder of Caretta Research, Rob is working with a team of leading media-tech analysts to help buyers and suppliers make better technology decisions.
He supports multiple leading media technology suppliers on product and go-to-market strategy, and is advising leading broadcasters, streaming services and pay TV operators. Rob holds an MBA with Distinction from Imperial College, London.