Ahmad Izham Omar is on a mission to always produce something new, exciting and different. He is currently CEO of Primework Studios where he is responsible for producing content for global consumption.
Starting his musical career with the legendary record label, Positive Tone, Izham is now a multi-award-winning music producer, arranger, songwriter and musician through his work for artists such as Faizal Tahir, Jaclyn Victor, Innuendo, Siti Nurhaliza, Ferhad, Poetic Ammo, Too Phat, Malique, Camelia and Relish (UK). He is instrumental in launching Hot FM, Fly FM and One FM, three of Malaysia’s top radio stations, 8TV, a strong TV station which continues to receive global recognition for creative excellence and Tonton, a world-class video portal heralded as a breakthrough by the global industry.
For his contributions, Izham has been recognised as Most Promising Entrepreneur Award by Enterprise Asia, accepted as a delegate to the prestigious Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit and received the Lifetime Achievement Award by VIMA (Voice of Independent Music Awards). Izham is the current Chairman of Communications and Multimedia Content Forum of Malaysia (CMCF) and writes a monthly column titled “For the Record” in The New Straits Times where he talks about all things music and creativity.
Bruce Pavitt is an American music historian from Seattle (USA), critic, professional DJ, speaker, author, the founder of Seattle’s Sub Pop record label and co-founder and current Creative Director of 8Stem interactive media. He is most famous for creating the Grunge music phenomenon in the late 1980’s, releasing the first albums of Soundgarden, Mudhoney and Nirvana and creating a compelling narrative of the Seattle Music Scene in the international press that captured the world’s imagination. He is the author of Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe (1989), and SUB POP USA: The Subterranean Pop Music Anthology (1980-1988) available through his publisher, Bazillion Points.
Hairul Sofian is the Co-Founder and COO of Digital Durian, a multimedia studio founded in 2007, offering services such as 3D animation, 2D animation, information kiosks, montages, 3D architecture, e-learning and websites. Later, Hairul and his partner made a strategic decision to focus on 3D animation and developed its own IP called Didi and Friends. Initially published on YouTube, Didi and Friends attracted the interest of broadcasting company Astro to co-produce the second season of the show. Currently, Digital Durian is working on its second project with Astro, Omar and Hanna, an Islamic themed animation aimed at teaching good character and moral values.