Founder of The Hackfest, publisher of TV App Market and global expert on Media & TV innovation, Kastelein is an award winning publisher and futurist. He has guest lectured at MIT Media Lab, University of Cologne, sat on media convergence panel at 2nd EU Digital Assembly in Brussels, and worked with broadcasters such as the BBC, NPO, RTL (DE and NL), Eurosport, NBCU, C4, ITV, Seven Network and others on media convergence strategy - Social TV, OTT, DLNA and 2nd Screen etc.
He is a Fellow of the UK Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and UK Royal Television Society (RTS) member.
Kastelein has spoken (& speaking) on the future of media & TV in Amsterdam, Belfast, Berlin, Brussels, Brighton, Copenhagen, Cannes, Cologne, Curacao, Frankfurt, Hollywood, Hilversum, Geneva, Groningen (TEDx), Kuala Lumpur, London, Las Vegas, Leipzig, Madrid, Melbourne, NYC, Rio, Sheffield, San Francisco, San Jose, Sydney, Tallinn, Vienna, Zurich...
He's been on advisory boards of TEDx Istanbul, SMWF UK, Apps World, and judged & AIB awards, Social TV Awards Hollywood, TV Connect & IPTV Awards.
A versatilist & autodidact, his leadership ability, divergent and synthetic thinking skills evolved from sailing the world 24000 miles+ offshore in his 20′s on sailboats under 12m.
He spent 10 years in the Caribbean media & boating industry as a professional sailor before returning to Europe, to Holland.
A Creative Technologist and Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Metis) his career began in the Canadian Native Press and is now a columnist for The Association for International Broadcasting and writes for Wired, The Guardian & Virgin. His writings have been translated into Polish, German and French.
One of Kastelein's TV formats was optioned by Sony Pictures Television in 2012.
Currently involved in a number of startups including publishing TV App Market online, The Hackfest and Tripsearch TV. As CSO for Worldticketshop he helped build a $100m company.
Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Expert
May 14, 2014
Hackfest.tv London 2012
Oct 26, 2013 - Oct 27, 2012
Jun 11, 2013
Feb 1, 2013
Opera TV Evangelist
Sep 1, 2012 - Jan 1, 2013
Mar 1, 2011
Oct 13, 2009 - Sep 17, 2012
Feb 3, 2011 - Sep 16, 2011
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- Second Screen Square MIPCOM 2013
- Richard Kastelein Interview with Scott Ellis from the Age in Australia February 2014
- Mobile Industry Review TV: Richard Kastelein of AppMarket TV talks at Connected Creativity
- The Future of Television: Richard Kastelein at TEDxHanzeUniversity
- re:publica 2014 - Richard Kastelein: The new gatekeeper...
- Richard Kastelein - Broadcasting Digital Media Summit 2014 - Telstra Enterprise