Conference Programme Director, Broadcast & Film Africa 2008
Russell Southwood is the Chief Executive, Balancing Act, a consultancy and online publishing company specialising in telecoms, Internet and broadcasting in Africa.
His consultancy work has included: an assessment of two different sectors in the TV market in Africa; an assessment of the transition to digital broadcasting in over 20 African countries; an appraisal of an investment in a wireless broadband operator; the implementation of an African Internet Exchange Point; an assessment of investment finance options for African telecoms and internet infrastructure; a study of telecommunications infrastructure and development initiatives and projects in Southern and East Africa and a study on Open Access models. In the last 12 months he has helped two ICT global brands with their strategy in relation to Africa.
He is the co-author of Balancing Act’s African Broadcast and Film Markets and African Satellite Markets.