Feedback from Speakers and Participants

Chris Santini – Microsoft, Director of Strategy and Business Planning, USA

“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to deliver the Keynote at MWS2014. Attending the Symposium was well worth my time, as I had the opportunity to meet and get to know many of the industry thought leaders. The quality and depth of the sessions was outstanding, overall the event was well orchestrated – very well done!”

Kazuhiko Kushima – Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Senior Vice President of Service Innovation Laboratory Group, Japan

“MWS 2014 was an exciting event for me both as a speaker and participant. I was encouraged a lot by knowing interactive TV is forming next big markets. I believe that MWS is a good chance for many speakers and participants getting together to show and discuss their excellent products and strategies.”

Stan Smiljanic – Toshiba Corporation, Principal Digital Specialist, UK

“As first-time attendee I found the event much more engaging than I expected. The mix of speakers was good and Fraunhofer’s own presentations and demos were particularly lucid, I can genuinely say it was a really useful learning experience into the state of the art for companion screen technologies.”

Dong-Young Lee – LG Electronics Inc., Senior Research Engineer, Korea

“As always, I really enjoyed participating in MWS 2014. It is perhaps the best event to get updated about media-related web technologies, especially multiscreen. The tutorials are an insightful overview of the area, and I learned a lot from talks from many different perspectives as well as pleasant discussions.”

Klaus Illgner-Fehns – Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT), Managing Director, Germany

“The impressive ability of this workshop to attract relevant stakeholders along the value-chain makes this workshop particular valueable. With the agenda adressing besides technology important topics required to enable a market it was a great event to broaden the view and understanding.”

Stefan Schneiders – Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT), General Manager Sales and Marketing, Germany

“MWS 2014 provided excellent opportunities to meet experts from different industries, reflecting the fast growing multiscreen world. The combination of conference, tutorial, exhibition and the FOKUS Lab Tour ensured an state of the art overview about the convergence between broadcast & broadband.”

Antonio Pavolini – Telecom Italia, Business Analyst for Digital Media, Italy

“Once again, the MWS turned out to be the best opportunity to meet the most inspiring people of the media solutions industry in order to share our views on the latest web trends. Moreover: great organization, nice people, adorable venue.”

Gernot Jaeger – Zattoo International AG, Head of Business Development / B2B TV Solutions, Switzerland

“If you want to be in step with the times in Multiscreen TV distribution, the Media Web Symposium is really the place to be. This is where content, technology and business come together. The speakers are top notch, the subjects have practical relevance and the discussions can even get a step ahead of what is already happening in the market. For Zattoo as a provider of “TV-as-a-service” type of solution and products, the conference has been extremely valuable and interesting. No doubt: The FOKUS team once again did a great job in putting together this conference and I am already looking forward to the next round!”

Dave Raggett – W3C, W3C Fellow, UK

“At a time of transformative changes to broadcasting, it is encouraging to see broad agreement on the importance of HTML5 and the open web platform. It is exciting to be part of the reinvention of broadcasting to address dramatic changes in viewing habits, the trend towards companion screens and new ways to engage socially with content and services.”

Jürgen Sewczyk – JS Consult, Leiter AG Smart TV of Deutsche TV-Plattform, Germany

“Again in this year it was very impressive to hear about the progressive developments of Smart TV and HbbTV. The wide range of speakers and experts allows me to have very good conversations and a bunch of news. With the excellent evening event the Symposium gave me a good floor for networking and a lot of fun.”

Tilman Buchner – Seven Ventures/ProSiebenSat. 1 Media AG, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer (CTIO), Germany

“Excellent symposium with a perfect mixture of tutorials, updates to state-of-the art standards, latest product news and enough breakout sessions for networking.”

Annette Wilson – Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb) / rbb Innovationsprojekte, Project Manger, Germany

“As ever the MWS was a great opportunity to get an overview of the state of play of the connected media market and to hear what big media players have to say about new trends and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.”

Stefan Lederer – bitmovin GmbH, CEO, Austria

“The MWS is a fixed event in the calendar of bitmovin to keep on track of the latest trends and technologies. Furthermore, the combination of high-quality speakers and decision-makers from the media industry at the MWS is great for networking.”

Giuseppe Pascale – Opera Software, Product Manager, Connected TV Content and Advertising, Germany

“Excellent event, as always. Good talks, good people, some old friends and some new connections and a great networking party!"

Adolf Proidl – XroadMedia, CEO, Austria

“Fraunhofer's Media Web Symposium is for me the perfect place to do both, meet people from my industry to align with the latest trends and exchange points of view, and to get inspired by experts from other parts of the value chain.”

Bernardo Uribe Mendoza – Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Associate Professor, Colombia

“As an academic in research and production of web 3d content, in which there are included so often applications for streaming processed video, it was an enriching experience to be able to review recent developments in the field by the entrepreneurial and developer community in TV consumer area.... it justified such long trip from Bogotá to Berlin and the jetlag!”