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.

Keynotes
9:30am - 9:45am
Keynotes
Director of Strategy and Technology
Channel 4
The Forum

IBC2018 Content Steering Group Chair Keith Underwood delivers his opening remarks and introduces the Opening Keynote Tim Davie, CEO BBC Studios 

 

 

Director of Strategy and Technology
Channel 4
9:45am - 10:30am
Keynotes
CEO
BBC Studios
The Forum

Since 1 April 2018, Tim Davie has been CEO of the newly formed BBC Studios (formerly BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios), providing a simplified organisational structure with integrated programme production, sales and distribution in a single BBC offering, in line with many major global players, and with a vision to build BBC’s brands, audiences, commercial returns and reputation across the world.  Davie takes to the IBC Keynote stage to give exclusive insight into his vision and remit. 

 

CEO
BBC Studios
11:45am - 12:30pm
Keynotes
President & CEO
Discovery Networks International (DNI)
The Forum

JB Perrette, oversees and sets the strategy for all of Discovery’s business outside the United States. He returns to the IBC Conference Keynote stage to discuss what has happened in the three years since his last appearance, during which time, Discovery has strengthened its presence in key markets through numerous transactions including the acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive (now Discovery Inc), and Eurosport, which led to the ground-breaking agreement with the International Olympic Committee making Discovery and Eurosport the home of the Olympic Games across Europe through to Paris 2024.

 

President & CEO
Discovery Networks International (DNI)
Global Gamechangers
10:45am - 11:30am
Global Gamechangers
Chief Transformation Officer
GroupM & WPP
The Forum

Lindsay Pattison, the first Chief Transformation Officer, for both GroupM and WPP Global takes to the Global Gamechangers stage to offer insight in how she is leading change programmes to support group and agency structures, talent and leadership development, and culture and diversity.  At WPP, she oversees 50 global client teams and helps the company deliver on its core strategic priority of horizontality.

 

Chief Transformation Officer
GroupM & WPP
1:15pm - 2:30pm
Global Gamechangers
Executive Vice President, CEO
Modern Times Group Denmark
The Forum

Jette Nygaard-Andersen will take to the Global Gamechangers stage to talk about MTG’s investment in digital platforms and the behavior of the biggest disrupters to the TV industry, the Millennials and Gen Z’s, tracing their consumption patterns and ways of watching video. 

Executive Vice President, CEO
Modern Times Group Denmark
2:45pm - 3:30pm
Global Gamechangers
The Forum
5:00pm - 5:45pm
Global Gamechangers
CIO/CTO
Al Jazeera Media Network
Executive Producer
The New York Times
The Forum

A leading panel of experts explore how to stand out in a crowded news landscape, when budgets are tight and trust in news brands is low.  The panel will discuss how news agencies are using the latest tech to report real time from the most dangerous locations, the shape and feel for the modern studio, and the opportunities and challenges they face from fake news, start-ups and the consumer reporter.

 

CIO/CTO
Al Jazeera Media Network
Executive Producer
The New York Times
Lounge Talks
12:45pm - 1:15pm
Lounge Talks
The Forum Lounge

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.