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With an unparalleled speaker line-up, The Future of Broadcasting is the industry’s leading strategic conference offering delegates unique insights.

The Future of Broadcasting
brings together senior figures to engage with the critical strategic issues this dynamic and evolving industry faces.  As technical change continues to disrupt conventional business models, the conference facilitates discussions and idea-sharing between key decision-makers from both the evolving established players and the latest innovative entrants. 

Speakers 2014

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An interesting and stimulating experience with a packed schedule of cutting-edge speakers.

- Lucy Newman, Senior Producer, BBC Children in Need

 

What was discussed in 2014?:

  • Attendees learnt from industry leaders how the broadcasting industry is evolving
  • Heard how business models are changing in response to the rise of online entertainment
  • There was an ideal opportunity to network with senior figures from leading broadcasters and exciting new firms
  • There was also an interactive session with expert forecasts for the future of the industry
Andrew Griffith
Andrew Griffith

Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director, Commercial Business

BSkyB

Darren Childs
Darren Childs

Chief Executive Officer

UKTV

Matt Brittin
Matt Brittin

Vice President Business and Operations

Google Europe

Fru Hazlitt
Fru Hazlitt

Managing Director, Commercial, Online and Interactive

ITV

Jonathan Allan
Jonathan Allan

Director of Sales

Channel 4

Richard Halton
Richard Halton

Chief Executive Officer

YouView

Dee Forbes
Dee Forbes

President and Managing Director

Discovery Networks Western Europe

Andrew Mullins
Andrew Mullins

Chief Executive

London Live

Matthew Huntington
Matthew Huntington

Chief Technology Officer

Freesat

Dan Biddle
Dan Biddle

Head of Broadcast Partnerships, UK

Twitter

Maria Kyriacou
Maria Kyriacou

Managing Director, Global Entertainment

ITV Studios

John McVay
John McVay

Chief Executive

PACT

Rohan Oommen
Rohan Oommen

General Manager

Xbox Live Europe

Miles Lewis
Miles Lewis

Vice-President Advertising Sales

Shazam

Peter Davies
Peter Davies

Director of Content Policy

Ofcom

Mike Gunton
Mike Gunton

Creative Director

BBC Natural History Unit

Tess Alps
Tess Alps

Chief Executive

Thinkbox

Claire Enders
Claire Enders

Chief Executive Officer

Enders Analysis

Simon Gauntlett
Simon Gauntlett

Technology Director

Digital TV Group

Nick Cohen
Nick Cohen

Managing Partner, Head of Content

MediaCom

Will Neale
Will Neale

Chief Executive Officer

Grabyo

Danny Cohen
Danny Cohen

Senior Research Manager

Channel 4

Helmut Scherer
Helmut Scherer

Head, Digital Media

Tata Consultancy Services

Jay Scanlan
Jay Scanlan

Partner

McKinsey & Company

Tom Cape
Tom Cape

Director

Capablue an Arqiva company

Dan Taylor
Dan Taylor

Head of iPlayer

BBC

Glynn Brailsford
Glynn Brailsford

Chief Operating Officer

Institute for Economic Affairs

Aki Tsuchiya
Aki Tsuchiya

Founder & Managing Director

Streamhub

Jen Topping
Jen Topping

Vice Chair and Director of Business & Strategy

BIMA, Microsoft Studios

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Day 1

The Waldorf Hilton, London View details »


09:30

Welcome address by Phillip Doyle, Director, Marketforce

09:35

Introduction to the Institute of Economic Affairs

09:40

Chairman’s opening remarks

Session One: Reinventing an industry: embracing transformation and driving growth
09:45

Expanding appeal: providing a pay-TV option for everyone

Andrew Griffith
Andrew Griffith

Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director, Commercial Business

BSkyB

10:05

"Vibrations in the ether"? Making sense of the new world of broadcasting

Jay Scanlan
Jay Scanlan

Partner

McKinsey & Company

10:25

From video blogging site to world-wide broadcasting platform: the YouTube story

  • Building a global broadcasting community
  • How is YouTube changing the way that people consume video content?
  • Facilitating a revolution in content production and distribution
  • The future of Google in the broadcasting industry
Matt Brittin
Matt Brittin

Vice President Business and Operations

Google Europe

10:45

Questions

11:00

Refreshments

Session Two: Delivering innovation in digital
11:30

Bold decisions: experimenting with new digital products and services

  • Making the right decisions about technology investment 
  • How is UKTV moving ahead in the field of integrating content with digital media?
  • Delivering exciting content across platforms
  • Staying at the cutting edge of innovation in a sustainable way
Darren Childs
Darren Childs

Chief Executive Officer

UKTV

11:50

Connected TV for everyone: creating a seamless easy-to-use service

  • Bringing together free-to-air and pay-TV services through IPTV
  • Building a platform for multiple video on demand services
  • Creating the next generation EPG
  • Investing for the future: where will innovation occur next?
Richard Halton
Richard Halton

Chief Executive Officer

YouView

12:10

it ain’t broke, don’t fix it? Innovating the UK’s number one on-demand service

Dan Taylor
Dan Taylor

Head of iPlayer

BBC

12:30

Questions

12:45

Lunch

Session Three: Analysing audiences: understanding today’s consumer
14:00

Understanding audiences: assessing disengagement with linear TV

  • A realistic view of the rate of change in the broadcasting industry
  • How important is the age profile of TV viewers? 
  • Understanding viewer habits: where, how and with whom?
  • Analysing and understanding trends in the consumption of internet content
Claire Enders
Claire Enders

Chief Executive Officer

Enders Analysis

14:20

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION AND VOTING: 2024: forecasting paradigm shifts in the UK broadcasting industry

Delegates will vote on a series of questions using their mobile devices. The panel will discuss the poll results as they appear. Questions to be discussed include:           

  • Will established players be able to meet the needs of an evolving consumer?
  • Does OTT have the potential to significantly change the broadcasting industry?
  • Is growth in the pay-TV sector sustainable?
  • What will be the biggest driver of change be in the coming years?
  • How will growing demand for premium content shape the industry?
Tess Alps
Tess Alps

Chief Executive

Thinkbox

Claire Enders
Claire Enders

Chief Executive Officer

Enders Analysis

Danny Cohen
Danny Cohen

Senior Research Manager

Channel 4

Aki Tsuchiya
Aki Tsuchiya

Founder & Managing Director

Streamhub

15:00

Questions

15:10

Keynote Address:

Stand up if you love TV: delivering & monetizing content at the heart of popular culture

Fru Hazlitt
Fru Hazlitt

Managing Director, Commercial, Online and Interactive

ITV

15:30

Refreshments

Session Four: Innovations in advertising: embracing the multi-media consumer
Session Four: Innovations in advertising: embracing the multi-media consumer
16:00

Leading the way in TV advertising

  • Delivering innovative advertising solutions to brands
  • Going beyond TV: advertising on 4oD
  • Collaboration is critical: building relations to drive innovation
  • Guaranteeing the effectiveness of TV advertising into the future
Jonathan Allan
Jonathan Allan

Director of Sales

Channel 4

16:20

CASE STUDY: Grabyo: monetising viewer video sharing

Grabyo allows viewers to capture a segment from a TV show they are watching and share it in real-time on social media via their phone, tablet or computer. When a clip is shared sponsored advertising is inserted allowing advertisers to interact with their target audience in a whole new way. Grabyo also works with broadcasters to help them share videos to social media in real-time. In this presentation Grabyo will demonstrate how the second screen can be monetised.

Will Neale
Will Neale

Chief Executive Officer

Grabyo

16:40

Building better connections for major brands

  • Looking beyond conventional advertising
  • What do brands expect from new types of advertising?
  • Why are brands turning to ad-funded content?
  • The changing nature of ad-funded content: examples and implications
Nick Cohen
Nick Cohen

Managing Partner, Head of Content

MediaCom

17:00

Questions

17:05

INTERVIEW

The future of regulation: defining priorities and objectives

Peter Davies
Peter Davies

Director of Content Policy

Ofcom

17:25

Questions

17:30

Chair’s closing remarks and end of day one

Day 2

The Waldorf Hilton, London View details »


09:30

Chair’s opening remarks

Jen Topping
Jen Topping

Vice Chair and Director of Business & Strategy

BIMA, Microsoft Studios

Session Five: A world of opportunity: a global market place for great content
09:35

Taking on the world: the experiences of a global distribution network

  • The challenges of delivering content across the world
  • A changing landscape: how does technology allow greater international presence?
  • Offering a succinct multi-media experience  
Dee Forbes
Dee Forbes

President and Managing Director

Discovery Networks Western Europe

09:55

Going global: helping indies thrive in an international industry

  • How can UK content producers build a presence in foreign markets?
  • Working with foreign and global distributors
  • How can British indies compete on a global stage?
John McVay
John McVay

Chief Executive

PACT

10:15

Delivering value in the connected media world | Content curation & maximising content performance

  • From bundle-based TV models to individual, personalised streams
  • How to respond to the consumer dilemma of what and where to watch?
  • How do top-line driven businesses maximise the performance of content?
Helmut Scherer
Helmut Scherer

Head, Digital Media

Tata Consultancy Services

10:40

Delivering killer content to a global market

  • Taking advantage of strong content brands with international appeal
  • How does ITV deliver content to viewers abroad?
  • Working with international OTT services
  • Understanding the complexities of regional variations in culture and technological development
Maria Kyriacou
Maria Kyriacou

Managing Director, Global Entertainment

ITV Studios

11:00

Questions

11:10

Refreshments

Session Six: Convergence: the multi-media household
11:40

CASE STUDY: Using mobile to enrich the TV viewing experience

With over half of adults now media multi-tasking when they are watching TV the second screen offers exciting new digital experiences. Shazam uses audio content recognition technology that can indentify a brand’s audio assets and then links the viewer to a mobile experience designed for the campaign. Shazam has been used by 375 million users worldwide and is in the top-ten most downloaded apps on ITunes.

Miles Lewis
Miles Lewis

Vice-President Advertising Sales

Shazam

12:00

Integration and engagement: adding value with social media

  • Using twitter to promote content
  • How can broadcasters manage the conversation? Should they?
  • How can user generated content be integrated into programming and advertising?
  • How does greater engagement generate a return?
Dan Biddle
Dan Biddle

Head of Broadcast Partnerships, UK

Twitter

12:20

The next generation game console in the connected living room

  • How has the Xbox become more than just a game console?
  • Creating customised entertainment choices
  • Delivering the best entertainment apps to customers
  • How will the Xbox be developed to remain at the cutting-edge of video entertainment?
Rohan Oommen
Rohan Oommen

General Manager

Xbox Live Europe

12:40

Questions

12:54

Lunch sponsored by TCS

Session Seven: Device development and proliferation
14:10

The world in ultra-high definition

  • How is the natural history unit employing ultra-high definition technology?
  • What are the costs and benefits of filming in 4k?
  • The challenges of editing and producing 4K video
Mike Gunton
Mike Gunton

Creative Director

BBC Natural History Unit

14:30

Questions

14:35

PANEL DISCUSSION: Devices: making sense of changing preferences

  • How are device preferences going to change over the next 5 years?
  • Will the roll out of 4G drive significant growth in mobile viewing?
  • What does the future hold for smart-TVs?
  • How can broadcasters plan to provide services across a growing number of devices?
Simon Gauntlett
Simon Gauntlett

Technology Director

Digital TV Group

Tom Cape
Tom Cape

Director

Capablue an Arqiva company

Matthew Huntington
Matthew Huntington

Chief Technology Officer

Freesat

15:05

Questions

15:10

Closing keynote address

Launching London Live

Local TV has been a long-time coming; London Live will discuss the challenges they have faced in creating a TV station for the capital. The licences granted to local TV stations allow them much greater flexibility in terms of advertising, but is this enough to allow them to be financially viable? London Live is part of the Evening Standard group and consequently there will be convergence between print and video media. Andrew Mullins will discuss how viewers will experience this convergence.


Andrew Mullins
Andrew Mullins

Chief Executive

London Live

15:30

Questions

15:35

Chair’s closing remarks and end of conference

This event regularly attracts over 100 senior level attendees from across the industry. Please find below a list of the companies  from last years event:

Accenture MediaCom
Association of Interactive Media and Entertainment Microsoft
Australian Broadcasting Corporation Mindshare World
BARB MindTree
BBC MTV Networks
Boxwood Multichoice
BSkyB Numis Securities
Canis Media Ofcom
Capablue Off the Fence
Channel 4 OpenMarket
Clearcast PACT
Clifford Chance PayWizard
Danish Broadcasting Corporation PPL
Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources PwC
Digital TV Group Recombu
Digital UK Shazam
Discovery Networks Europe Sony Europe
Enders Analysis Spil Games
egta Spredfast
Eutelsat Streamhub
Fox International Channels Tata Consultancy Services
Freesat Thinkbox
Geo TV2 Denmark
Google TV4 Nordisk Television
Grabyo Twitter
Institute of Economic Affairs UKTV
Ipsos MORI Viacom
ITV Warner Brothers International
JCA Group Xbox Live Europe
London Live YouView
McKinsey & Company Zenterio
 

Below is a list of job titles of last years attendees:

4oD Content Manager Head of Marketing
Analyst Head of Policy
Assistant Principal Head of Presales
CEO, Grabyo Head of Press, Corporate, Online & Commercial
Channel Controller Head of Programmes
Chief Commercial Officer Head of Public Services Strategy
Chief Executive Officer Head of Television Licensing
Chief Financial Officer Head of TV & Mobile Platforms
Chief of Content Head of UK Broadcast Partnerships
Chief Operating Officer Head, Digital Media
Communications Director Investigation Analyst
Consultant Managing Director
Creative Director Managing Director & CEO
Director - Equity Research Managing Director, Commercial and Online
Director of Broadcasting and Marketing Managing Partner, Head of Content
Director of Commercial and Business Development MD & SVP, TV & Digital Distribution UK & Eire
Director of Corporate Communications Partner
Director of Media & Broadcast President & Managing Director
Director of Media Planning Regulatory & Compliance Manager
Director of Policy & Public Affairs Research Director
Director of Product Sales Support Manager
Director of Sales Senior Industry Head, Media & Entertainment
Director of Strategy Senior Manager
Distribution Manager Senior Marketing Manager
Executive Director Digital Distribution UK, Africa & Ireland Senior PR Manager 
Founder Senior Research Manager
General Manager Senior Strategy Manager
Group Director for Content, Consumer & External Affairs Senior VP Media Sales & Partnership Marketing, FIC UK
Group Director of Strategy & Business Development Technology Director
Head of Audience Research & Insights UK Finance Manager
Head of AV Vice President Advertising Sales
Head of Business Management Vice President Strategy and Business Development
Head of Digital & Partnership Innovation Vice President, Digital Sales Development & Operations
Head of Editorial, BBC Children in Need Vice-President, Operations and Business
Head of Factual Programming VOD Content Planner
 

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