April Edition

Stephen Curran- CTO- Cable Bahamas

Stephen Curran has been working in the telecoms industry for over 20 years. For sixteen years, he worked with Digicel on the rollout of the cellular and fibre to the home networks worldwide.

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.

Cristhian Gomez – Project manager – BetPlay

Ejecutivo de marketing y gestión de negocios internacionales, con más de 7 años de experiencia en los mercados de EE. UU., Europa y LATAM, trabajando como CEO, gerente de desarrollo de negocios y marketing para empresas en las industrias de juegos, tecnología, retail y marketing. Altamente calificado en estrategias de marketing, liderando fuerza de ventas, gestión de proyectos y administración de empresas. Me considero un cerrador de tratos con fuertes habilidades de negociación tanto con proveedores como con clientes, considerando siempre las mejores opciones para la empresa en costo, beneficios y calidad.

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.

Jaime Boetsch – CEO – Nexoplay

CEO de Nexoplay, plataforma de producción y transmisión de esports y videojuegos. Ha sido Productor ejecutivo del área de entretención y programador de televisión lineal y digital en Mega (Chile), ETC TV y Zapping. Ha dirigido la línea editorial de varios medios de televisión, entre ellos la televisión pública Chilena (TVN).

Carlos Sanchez Rojas – Digital Strategy and Creative Director – TV Azteca

Estratega disruptivo con +10 años de experiencia en marketing digital, redes sociales, publicidad y compra de medios. Licenciado en marketing, apasionado por crear grandes experiencias de usuario, con un historial comprobado de liderazgo en equipos creativos, de medios y de datos. Actualmente Director Creativo y de Estrategia de TV Azteca, ex Havas / KTBO / Disney, algunos de mis socios comerciales han sido Lala, DIAGEO, VINTE y Volkswagen Group entre otras marcas.