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Mario Sousa – Head of Sales & Marketing – Mediapro Americas

Head of Sales and Marketing at MEDIAPRO US.
In 2001, Mario co-founded wTVision in Portugal. In 2005, he set up wTVision Belgium, in 2008 wTVision Spain and wTVision Middle East, in 2010 wTVision Brazil, in 2012 wTVision India and wTVision USA and in 2016, wTVision Bolivia.
Before joining the Group, Mario was a Partner and Executive Director of Infordesporto, a Portuguese company bought by Portugal Telecom in 1999.
Degree in Physical Education and Sports.

Matias Rivera – Founder & CEO – Fanatiz

Matias is the Co-Founder and CEO of Fz Sports, a global technology company that connects sports fans with the content they love. Its innovative technology and business model enables rights holders to better connect with and monetize their audiences, while also enhancing the sports viewing and engagement experience for fans. It operates three independent but complementary businesses:
Fanatiz: One of the fastest growing sports streaming platforms on the planet. It brings the best of global sports to enjoy live and on demand from any device.
1190 Sports: Manages and commercializes sports rights – broadcasting, image, and distribution – providing a unique value proposition allowing leagues, federations, and brands to strengthen their connection with consumers.
Nunchee: Provides white-label technology and know-how to create and operate direct-to-consumer streaming services focused on sports content.
In addition to his ongoing work at the helm of Fanatiz, Matias is a seasoned entrepreneur, having helped launch four other successful organizations: Start-Up Chile, Reforestemos Foundation, Jump Chile and Healyx Labs. He earned an Industrial & Computer Science Engineering degree in 2010 from Chile’s Catholic University, holds an MBA from Stanford University, where he was recognized with the 2016 Miller Social Change Leadership Award, and has studied at Harvard University and Singularity University.
Besides his day to day work at Fanatiz, Rivera is actively involved in non-profit and social impact activities, serving as Chairman of Reforestemos Foundation, the boards of Patagonia Sur and Fundación Lealtad Chile, and as a member of the Chilean Board of Trustees of The Nature Conservancy. He is also a member of Millenium Leaders ML50 (www.g-50.org), a select group of outstanding Latin American professionals under the age of 40.

Jaime Parada Rojas – President – Win Sports

Bilingual industrial engineer with extensive experience in the telecommunications sector, and television channels, in programming, marketing and commercial areas with high skills in the design, implementation, execution of strategies, operational and administrative processes and project management. Management experience in the areas of programming, marketing and Commercial; designing and executing strategies for their development. Management of Distribution channels, budget management, development of sales plans, pricing strategies, rates and promotions to the final consumer. Development of new products to expand market share, creation of teamwork and participation in business development projects to strengthen the management of the commercial and marketing area. Specialties: Programming and marketing.

Leo De Biase – Founder & Partner – BBL

Leo De Biase is a founding partner of BBL, born in 2018. The executive came from a period of more than four years at NVIDIA, where he was responsible for the areas of Consumer Marketing and Public Relations for Latin America. Before that, De Biase also worked with other large companies in the sector, including ESL, Bigpoint and Level Up! Games. Operating in the segment since 1998, he was a pioneer in the segment of “Lan Houses” in Brazil and an esports enthusiast, became a reference in the market for consultancy and lectures and in his involvement when it comes to sector regulation.

Rodrigo Carvajal – CEO – Teletrak TV

Telecommunications Professional. I have worked since 1991 in pay television, production companies and TV channels.
Specialist in leading work teams in Television, Operation and administration of own and third-party channels, projects and television content and technological platforms. Director of operations. Production director. Content Director.

Axel Damian Padilla – Press and Public Relations – Club Estudiantes de La Plata

Axel Damian Padilla is a sports journalist at the Superior School of Sports Sciences of Fernando Niembro and Marcelo Araujo, and has a degree in digital communication. Start your professional career in the graphic area in Diario Olé, in the radio order in broadcasters in Buenos Aires and La Plata (AM 770 Radio Cooperativa de Buenos Aires and RED 92.1 in La Plata, among others) and TV in the channel Somos La Plata y en A24 from Capital Federal, en both as panelist.

Cristhian Gomez – Project manager – BetPlay

International business management and marketing executive, with over 7 years’ experience in the USA, Europe and LATAM markets, working as CEO, business development and marketing manager for companies in the gaming, technology, retail and marketing industries. Highly qualified in marketing strategies, leading sales force, project management and business administration. I consider myself a deal closer with strong negotiation skills with both vendors and clients, considering always the best options for the company in cost, benefits and quality.