|Birthplace||New Westminster, BC, Canada|
|Journalism - Photography|
Founder of The Hackfest brand, publisher of App Market TV and global expert on TV innovation, Kastelein is an award winning publisher and futurist. He has guest lectured at MIT Media Labs, sat on panel at the 2nd EU Digital Assembly in Brussels, and worked with broadcasters around the globe such as the BBC, NPO, RTL, Eurosport, NBCU, ITV and others with media convergence strategies - particularly around Social TV and Second Screen.
Kastelein has spoken on the future of TV at events in London, Cannes, Sheffield, Amsterdam, Hollywood, Groningen (TEDx), San Francisco, San Jose, Madrid, Liepzig, Vienna, NYC, Rio, Copenhagen, Hilversum, Belfast, Berlin, Brussels, Brighton and beyond.
He’s been on advisory boards of TEDx Istanbul, SMWF UK, Apps World UK, and judged at the AIB awards, Social TV Awards Hollywood, and IP&TV Awards.
An autodidact, his leadership ability, divergent and synthetic thinking skills evolved from sailing around the world over 24,000 miles offshore in his 20′s on small sailboats under 12m.
He spent ten years in the Caribbean in the print media, early digital era (late-90’s) and boating industry as a professional sailor before returning to Europe where he now lives in Holland.
A Creative Technologist and Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Metis) his media career began in the Canadian Northwest Territories (Native Press) and is now a columnist for The Association for International Broadcasting’s “The Channel” magazine & Virgin.com. His writings have been translated into Polish, German and French.
Kastelein also writes TV formats, one which was optioned by Sony Pictures Television in 2012.
Currently involved in a number of startups including a Zurich-based VOD project, The Hackfest brand in Bristol, Agora Media Innovation in London, and Zephyr Technology Ventures in NYC - he has been in the startup scene since 2006… and as Chief Strategy Officer for Worldticketshop he helped build a 100m company from 2008-10.
MIT MEDIA LABS Guest Lecturer Future TV 2012 USA Convergence Panel - 2nd EU Digital Agenda 2012 - Brussels, BE TEDxHanze 2012 - NL The Guardian Changing Advertising Summit 2012 UK Futurist Sessions 2012 BBC N. Ireland IAA - NL - De TV is Dood, Lang Leve de TV 2012 NL Nordic Media Summit 2012 NO CSA Symposium 2012 - Brussels, BE Develop 2012 - 2nd Screen. Brighton, UK DLM Symposium - Berlin, Germany 2011 BBC Creative Collisions 2012 -, Belfast, UK MIPCOM MIPTV MIPCUBE 2010-12 Cannes, FR GlobalCollect 2012 Madrid, SP DRBB 2011 - Copenhagen, DEN Social TV World Summit, 2012, UK The Festival Internacional de Televisão 2010-2011 BRAZIL Appsworld, Social TV UK 2010-12 Future of TV Advertising, UK Social TV Revolution, UK D-Media Conference UK Connected Home Summit, London, UK Children’s Media Conf. Sheffield UK IP&TV World Forum, London, UK Smart TV, San Jose, USA Social TV Summit, Hollywood, USA IP and Cable, London, UK Guest Lecturer - Hanze University, NL
Advisory - TEDx Istanbul TK Advisory - Social Media World Forum UK Advisory - Apps World UK Judge - AIB Awards 2012 UK Judge - Social TV Awards 2012 - Hollywood US Judge - IP&TV Awards 2011, 2012 UK Mentor - Startup Weekend Groningen NL Mentor - Oxygen Accelerator UK
Mobile Industry Review TV: Richard Kastelein of AppMarket.tv (Agora Media Innovation Ltd) talks at Connected Creativity on his roots in Social TV, Multiplatform, Interactive TV and more… as well as Appmarket TV and Agora Media Innovation, his company inAdded: 11/8/11