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The past two years have seen rapid growth in the global OTT market, fueled by changing consumer behaviour and the development of experiences, features and capability such as personalisation and FAST channels. This explosive growth is expected to increase over the next three years as AI and video streaming technology capabilities mature.

Fuelling this growth will be the ongoing improvement of live stream quality and latency; a huge increase in live events, including sport; a diversification of streaming business models across the industry such as SVOD and AVOD; a revolution in video ad technology, delicately balancing commercial demands with quality user experience; and hyper-personalisation via AI and ML, enabling far greater content discovery than ever before. The user is at the centre of the streaming experience, integrating advanced technologies with intuitive design will be the key to success in the future of streaming.

This session digs into these trends while highlighting the emerging technologies that enable these shifts. Enjoy the following panel, featuring industry experts from the global media market as they discuss the future trends of streaming.


Sarah Greenhalgh

Reporter 7NEWS Spotlight, Seven

Based in London since 2019 as 7NEWS Europe correspondent, Sarah has been recognised for her extraordinary reporting, most notably after the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II last year, extensive coverage of King Charles III’s coronation, and for her compassionate coverage of the Turkey-Syria earthquake in February this year.

After breaking news from around the world for Sunrise, 7NEWS and The Latest, Sarah relocated back to Sydney last months to join 7NEWS Spotlight host Michael Usher, executive producer Mark Llewellyn and investigative reporter Liam Bartlett on the program.

In 2023, Sarah and her team won The Harry Potter Award for Television News Reporting at the Kennedy Awards for coverage on the Turley Earthquakes. She was also recognised as part of the 7NEWS reporting team who won the 2022 Walkley Awards for outstanding coverage of Frontline Ukraine.

Nikki Perugini

Head of User Experience APAC, Accedo

Nikki Perugini is a highly accomplished professional in the field of design. With an impressive background and extensive experience in the video streaming industry, Nikki has played a pivotal role in shaping the success of Accedo as a leading provider of high quality video streaming app experiences across the Asia-Pacific region. Nikki’s journey in the technology sector began with a passion for combining creativity with innovation. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Design and Visual Communications, where she developed a deep understanding of user-centred design principles and the ability to create intuitive and engaging user experiences. Her expertise lies in bridging the gap between design, technology, and business, ensuring that Accedo’s solutions not only meet clients’ requirements but exceed their users’ expectations.

Justin van Emmerik

Senior Manager, Solution Engineering APAC, Brightcove

As Brightcove’s Senior Manager of Solution Engineering across APAC, Justin has over 20 years of technical experience in online and technology delivery. Justin consults with organisations on strategy-led application delivery, helping to drive their technological vision and capabilities as well as define digital strategy and solutions.

With a wealth of technical knowledge, Justin’s rich experience extends across video delivery, monetisation, programming, infrastructure, security, delivery and more. He regularly consults with agencies, enterprise and media organisations across Asia-Pacific to deliver digital-first solutions that deliver real outcomes.

Before Brightcove, Justin held various senior technical roles at News Corp, M&C Saatchi and J. Walter Thompson, working with brands including Google, Coca-Cola, McDonalds, HSBC, Qantas and many more.

Richard Cole

Product Director, Seven

Richard Cole has over two decades of experience in the Australian and UK media industry, excelling in customer-centricity and data-driven approaches. His portfolio includes applications and services that have impacted millions, showcasing his ability to blend customer insights with cutting-edge technology for transformative solutions.

Joanna-Marie Davey

Senior Product Manager, Seven

Jo Davey is the Senior Product Manager for all things 7plus Connected TV, managing a range of platforms, from Samsung and Apple TV apps, to PlayStation consoles. Jo’s passion lies in enhancing the way people use and experience 7plus apps; her user-centred products contribute up to 70% of 7plus’ minutes and revenue on a daily basis.

Tim Sheridan

Engineering Director, Seven

Tim Sheridan is an engineering leader with a diverse career in media tech and beyond. He bha held key leadership roles at several successful technology companies, including Fairfax Media, hipages, Nano Digital Home Loans and Seven West Media. Tim balances his technical knowhow with his people leadership ability to build products that customers love.