Conference Programme

Shaping the Future Together

The IBC Conference is the unrivalled global destination where business leaders, global gamechangers and disruptors in the media, entertainment and technology come together to create the future. This is the place where you will hear the ideas that will become reality. Join over 1,700 delegates and 400 speakers to hear fresh inspiring ideas and enlightened debate. 

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Keynotes

IBC2018 Content Steering Group Chair Keith Underwood welcomes delegates, kicking off the first day of a Conference schedule packed with top global media players across the world stage.   

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Chief Operating Officer
Channel 4

With the demand for stand-out content continuing to rise, the competition for IP and talent has never been more fierce. In an industry that is powered by hits, traditional and Public Service broadcasters both compete and partner with global players like Netflix and Amazon to reach audiences and deliver on their expectations. BBC Studios CEO Tim Davie will discuss how the BBC is re-focusing its commercial production and distribution business to create the best content and experiences for consumers both in the UK and internationally, through co-owned platforms as well as with third-party platforms.

 

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CEO
BBC Studios
Chair
Consulting Editor Content & Keynotes

As a global leader in real-life entertainment, Discovery has big ambitions to build on its strength of being a differentiated kind of media company with content that serves loyal and passionate fan groups around the world. The recent Scripps acquisition along with an inaugural Olympic Games delivered for the first time across Europe to all of Europe and a 12-year international multi-platform rights deal for the PGA Tour made for a busy first half of the year for the ‘New Discovery’, underlying its strategy to nourish fans across all screens and services. and the This session will address how this momentum is continuing in numerous guises across all of Discovery’s worldwide markets.  

 

 

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President & CEO
Discovery Networks International (DNI)

Voice experiences have transformed the way that customers interact with the world around them.  Hear how to use Alexa Skills Kit and Alexa Voice Service to implement an engaging Voice strategy for your company. We will share the latest Alexa features and services from Smart Home to Monetization.

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EU Lead Evangelist Amazon Alexa
Amazon
Global Gamechangers
10:45am - 11:30am
Global Gamechangers
The Forum

Digital advertising, branded content and programmatic have transformed the media landscape and piled pressure on broadcasters to prove the value of traditional TV ads while innovating new products. Agencies like global giant WPP are also responding to this changing market and the future of creative, and media buying. WPP's first Chief Transformation Officer Lindsay Pattison talks about the future of advertising and how she's helping transform the industry.

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Chief Transformation Officer
GroupM & WPP
1:30pm - 2:15pm
Global Gamechangers
The Forum

Stockholm-based international media powerhouse MTG is betting on hyper-growth as a pure-play digital entertainment business. It's focusing on digital platforms, esports and online gaming to tap the biggest disrupters to the TV industry, Millennials and Gen Zs. Global Gamechanger Jette Nygaard-Andersen reveals how an established media company can reinvent itself, capture growth opportunities and generate sustainable value.

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EVP MTG AB; CEO of MTG International Entertainment & MTGx Digital Video Content and Chairwoman of Zoomin.TV
Modern Times Group Denmark
Chair
Editor
IBC
2:30pm - 3:15pm
Global Gamechangers
The Forum

If content is king, Endemol Shine's Chief Creative Officer Peter Salmon is kingmaker. We gather key insights into one of the world’s biggest production operations to learn about creating compelling content for the global audience and how to engage a digital-native audience. Understand the power of brands in an OTT and social world and discover how technology is transforming the fortunes of the content production business.

 

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Chief Creative Officer
Endemol Shine Group

Breaking through the limitations of a two-dimensional TV picture is enabling Al Jazeera to push the boundaries of news, directly transporting viewers into the world of people whose lives have been shattered by global conflict and inequality. Creating immersive content is pushing the boundaries of news coverage, telling under-reported stories in a dramatically-different way, and reaching a new generation of socially-conscious digital native viewers.

 

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Editorial Lead for Contrast VR, Al Jazeera Digital
Al Jazeera Media Network
Chair
Managing Director
Muki-International
4:30pm - 5:45pm
Global Gamechangers
The Forum

Mainstream news providers have taken a battering, with clickbait, fake news and bias all competing for attention in social media news feeds. They’re fighting back hard to rebuild trust and engage audiences with compelling content. We go behind the scenes of EURONEWS/NBC's radical relaunch to recapture audiences by being authentic and raw. Listen to why the New York Times is betting on audio, the technology driving Al Jazeera, and the role of digital-native news providers.

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CIO/CTO
Al Jazeera Media Network
Executive Producer
The New York Times
President
NBC Universal Media
Chair
Media Journalist
Lounge Talks

A new addition to the conference programme for 2018.  Over breakfast and during each lunch break we’ll be hosting a different themed Lounge Talk in the Forum Lounge with the aim of engaging audiences on a thought-provoking topic and providing an informal networking opportunity over coffee.  Hosts will discuss a range of topics, from diversity and ways to build confidence to how to tap into emerging markets.  

 

 

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Speakers
Senior R&D Engineer
BBC Research & Development
Networking Opportunities
6:45pm - 7:45pm
Networking Opportunities
The Forum Lounge