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IBC 2019 announces new speakers and conference sessions

With less than a month to go, the new speakers further build on this year’s theme, Consumers First: A New Era in Media

IBC 2019 has announced a raft of new speakers and conference sessions to its line-up.

With less than a month to go, the new speakers further build on this year’s theme, Consumers First: A New Era in Media.

Adding to the line-up of Keynotes and Global Gamechangers that will help shape the debate on the future direction of the industry on Friday, September 13 are: Gina Nieri, executive board member, Mediaset; Olivier Jollet, managing director Europe, Pluto TV; and Dominique Delport, president International, VICE, speaking in Global Business Gamechangers: Where’s the money coming from?

Noel Curran, director general, EBU and Dee Forbes, director general, RTE, feature in Global Strategy Gamechangers: Can public broadcasters stay relevant?

MovieLabs will be hosting a Keynote conference on Sunday, September 15, bringing together technology leaders from major Hollywood studios unveiling their vision for the future of content production, post and creative technologies. With Hollywood’s track record of pioneering new technologies and creative approaches – from HDR to VFX to ACES – this session provides the first-ever discussion of the 2030 Vision Paper that lays out the disruptive technologies and workflows that will become the new mainstream.

On Monday, September 16, Jens-Uwe Bornemann, director of Media Partnerships, Central & Eastern Europe and Erin Connolly, product manager, Social Video, both Facebook, will host Is Facebook set to become the next big video platform? Audiences can discover the business model behind this major online platform, including how it is evolving video strategy, developing partnerships and designing tools and products to build a deeper relationship with online communities.

Hiroshi Kawano, senior VP, Sony Corporation will keynote The future of media technology. And lastly, Thomas Jacques, CTO, TF1 le Groupe, has been added to the panel on the session Secrets of implementing successful technology projects on Tuesday, September 17.

The five new IBC 2019 conference tracks will provide a different daily focus for each stage of the end-to-end media content chain.

They are:

  • Saturday, September 14, Publish: Embracing the Platform Revolution presents new business models that are disrupting the industry.
  • Sunday, September 15, Create & Produce: Creating Disruption offers insights into new technologies and concepts including interactivity and 8K production.
  • Sunday, September 15, Monetise: Scaling Audiences and Revenues shines a light on brands as broadcasters and new models of advertising.
  • Monday, September 16, Consume: Engaging Consumer Experiences delves into consumer consumption habits and next-gen fan engagement.
  • Tuesday, September 17, Manage: Automating Media Supply Chains looks at AI and other new technologies that can create more successful media supply chains.

These all join the wide range of thought-leaders and new innovations that have already been announced for the show. People such as Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association; Jane Turton, CEO, All3Media, and Lisa Opie, managing director, UK Production, BBC Studios; and events and features such as the new IBC Esports Showcase, the Media-Telecom Catalyst programme, the state-of-the-art Big Screen and the IBC Awards, where director, producer and actor Andy Serkis will be presented with the International Honour for Excellence.

IBC 2019 will chart the challenges, assess the business and technological opportunities for future generations of the industry, and cement its position as the industry’s most authoritative and stimulating media, entertainment and technology event.

You can register for IBC 2019 here.

You can also enter for IBC’s Best of Show Awards, in our category of Broadcast Audio, here.