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. 1,700 delegates joined 400 speakers to hear fresh inspiring ideas and enlightened debate. 

Keynotes
09:30 - 10:15
Keynotes
The Forum

What customers want, when they want it, is the promise of the digital and on-demand economy.  Putting people at the centre of design is smart, but what about the planet? How does meeting the needs of individuals help sustainability at scale?  Lily Cole was voted “most inspirational woman” by Britain’s Youth. Lily and her co-founder Kwame Ferreira lead a multi-disciplinary team spread over different cities around the globe, using design and technology to solve social and environmental issues and guide global change, while also delivering innovative business models.  What began as a pioneer of the “gifting economy” has grown into an innovation methodology known as “planet centric design” and Lily and Kwame will explain how you can align solutions for humanity with economic opportunities for your business.

 

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Speakers
Founder
impossible.com
Founder & CEO
impossible.com
Chair
Technologist, sound designer, inventor
13:00 - 14:00
Keynotes
17:00 - 17:45
Keynotes
The Forum

The rise of direct to consumer offers, an explosion of conversational interfaces, AI, personalization and ubiquitous connectivity all are part of the big trends that have far-reaching implications for how media companies adapt their business models and attract audiences. For technologists and CTOs the roadmap for product and business model innovation is complex but exciting especially when you add blockchain, addressable advertising, new subscription models and the critical role of big data into the mix.

The end keynote panel of IBC2018 will elucidate and de-bunk with insights and perspectives from top thinkers and practitioners on the challenges and opportunities. They’ll discuss what caught their attention at IBC2018 and help you navigate the year and the planning cycle that lies ahead in 2019.

 

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Speakers
Founder
Alpha Networks
Co-Founder and CEO
Eluvio
Chief Technology Officer, Media and Technology Services Global
Viacom
EVP & CTO
Liberty Global
Chair
Advertising: The New Attention Economy
07:00 - 19:00
Advertising: The New Attention Economy
Auditorium
Presenter/Moderator/Facilitator
Freelance
Speakers
General Manager Adtech & Business Development
Publitalia
Director of Research and Planning
Thinkbox
VP, Advanced Advertising
Liberty Global
Senior VP
Viacom Velocity International
Chair
12:15 - 13:00
Advertising: The New Attention Economy
Emerald

The TV and video industries are still undergoing a period of significant change, as broadcasting makes the challenging transition to an international, multi-platform TV world. Industry commentary has been awash with stories of fragmenting audiences, OTT services and digital transformation for many years now – but how can we break through the noise?

Join MTM London and a panel of TV and advertising experts as they debunk some of the TV industry’s most stubborn myths, exploring what’s really happened over the last year, how significant are the changes and what is going to happen in the year ahead.

  • Is Netflix really unstoppable?
  • Can content recommendation only be perfected by Facebook?
  • Are the viewing habits of the young here to stay?
  • Is VR dead in the water?
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Speakers
Director of Transformation & Technology
RTE
Head of Insight
Sky
Managing Director
Screenforce
Chair
13:00 - 14:00
Advertising: The New Attention Economy
14:00 - 14:45
Advertising: The New Attention Economy
Emerald

Data laws are becoming stricter. But has stricter data regulation actually led to a better world for consumers? How has the industry adapted? Which companies will be the winners and which ones will lose out?

The panel discussion will start with the consumer, and then look at industry-wide implications. It is unclear if consumers are safer and more privacy-protected today than in the past. The industry always argued that data is needed to improve targeting and content recommendations; it is also unclear if GDPR has led to a decrease in quality. How about consumer choice; has data regulation reduced innovation in the industry and the ability for companies to set up data partnerships? And in the end, will global digital platforms, which have signed-in, registered users, prosper and cookie-driven adtech die a slow death?

Even though the hype around GDPR has calmed down, data regulation remains one of the most important factors impacting the media industry. In this panel, we will hear and jointly discuss perspectives on stricter data regulation from executives from leading media, data and advertising groups.

 

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Speakers
GM Europe
The Media Trust
Senior Director Brand Safety and Digital Risk
GroupM & WPP
Co-Founder
Privacy Valley
CEO & Founder
Faktor.io
Privacy Strategy Director
Liberty Global
Chair
Managing Partner
GMPVC

Where are these billion viewers? Where will the revenue stream come from? How much are they worth? How long will it take?

 

This session will explore the new growth models being created to reach the next measured billion, using legacy and new technology. We will examine the drivers determining the development of these audiences and who will own the relationship with them – IT, Broadcaster or Telco brands?

Delegates will get access to a varied panel of global players already operating in new spaces and geographical markets for television, which could deliver rich rewards for viewers and players alike. To paraphrase the Showtime’s series “Billions” its about winning, long-term, big-time. Billions.

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Speakers
Director of Marketing & Audiences BBC World Service
BBC
Director of Commerical Strategy and Technology
Services Sound and Vision Corporation
Product Manager Advertising
Cisco
Head of TV Ads Platform, Global Partnerships
Google
Chair
Founder
Cassidy Media Partnership
NextGen: Interactive & Immersive Experiences
07:00 - 19:00
NextGen: Interactive & Immersive Experiences
Auditorium
Video Games Presenter
BBC Radio 1
10:45 - 11:30
NextGen: Interactive & Immersive Experiences
E102

BBC Radio 1 Gaming Reporter Julia Hardy chairs a super-exclusive 1:1 with world-class esports invester and industry guru Arnd Benninghoff, CEO of esports and gaming group MTG to delve into the industry that is giving traditional sport a run for it’s money when it comes to those elusive 18-25 eyeballs, and discuss what the future holds for the best esports partnerships, players and broadcasters, on planet Earth and beyond.

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Speakers
CEO
MTGx
Chair
Video Games Presenter
BBC Radio 1
11:45 - 12:30
NextGen: Interactive & Immersive Experiences
E102

The huge popularity of watching esport tournaments online has become a global mass market, one that caters to a wide range of audiences.  Join a panel including Michiel Bakker, founding CEO of GINX Esports TV, the world’s largest international esports television channel, Pete Thomas who heads up the esports arm at Noah Media Group, responsible for the groundbreaking Gfinity Elite Series, and Technology Ambassador for ESL UK, Tanya Laird as they reveal what broadcasters can learn from esport, from engaging fans around the globe, capturing those elusive young male viewers and making money.

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Speakers
CEO
GINX Esports TV
Immersive Technology Ambassador, ESL UK
Digital Jam Ltd
Senior Director of Partnerships, EMEA
Twitch
Chair
Editor-in-chief
MediaTainment Finance
13:00 - 14:00
NextGen: Interactive & Immersive Experiences
13:30 - 14:45
NextGen: Interactive & Immersive Experiences
E102

Today's imaging technology strives to produce a viewing experience which is, as far as possible, identical with that perceived by the human visual system. Strangely, one limiting factor in high dynamic range (HDR) design has been that existing measurements of the human vision have not been sufficiently accurate.  Another of these issues is skin tone: humans are particularly sensitive to skin colour - regarding it as an indicator of well-being. The accurate portrayal of this subtle parameter is therefore particularly important. In this Tech Talk we shall hear from researchers and vision scientists, how they are ensuring the precision of HDR and colour in image capture. A further exciting image quality issue is slow motion - here we explore the development of an 8K UHD 240fps camera and slow motion capture and replay server.

Don't miss this opportunity to see how technologists and vision scientists are striving to ensure that tomorrow's imagery will be even more excellent than today's.

 

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HDR in consideration of the abilities of the human visual system
Research Assistant
Hochschule RheinMain
Video Luminance Levels for Human Skin Tones in Hybrid Log-Gamma Video
Project R&D Engineer
BBC
Colour management for cinematic immersive experiences
Senior R&D Engineer
Chair
Director of Imaging Standards and Technology
Supporting Paper: 8K 240-Hz Full-resolution High-speed Camera and Slow-motion Replay Server Systems
Principal Research Engineer
NHK
Cutting-Edge Tech Innovators
07:00 - 19:00
Cutting-Edge Tech Innovators
Auditorium
Technologist, sound designer, inventor
10:25 - 10:55
Cutting-Edge Tech Innovators
The Forum

Lisa Perrin CEO of Creative Networks, Endemol Shine Group, joins technologist, sound designer, inventor and NASA datanaut LJ Rich to discuss how Endemol Shine is utilising cloud-based AI to transform the content production process and revolutionise story telling. Perrin will reveal how this technology has helped to reinvent global smash Big Brother, plus how cutting-edge VR developments are being used to reinvent the property show format for a new generation of viewers.

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CEO, Creative Networks
Endemol Shine Group
Chair
Technologist, sound designer, inventor
11:05 - 11:35
Cutting-Edge Tech Innovators
The Forum

Cloud and open source technologies have revolutionized industries and IT infrastructures around the globe.  The infrastructure for creating, delivering and consuming increasingly rich media is changing the very foundations of the entertainment and media industries.  This session will focus on several new developments that promise to democratize and spur innovation in the “X-casting” world.

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Speakers
Vice President, Data Center Group, General Manager, Visual Cloud Division
Intel
11:45 - 12:45
Cutting-Edge Tech Innovators
The Forum

The session will debate opportunities and challenges of using AI, ML and DL tools from the perspective of public service media. What potential efficiencies do public or private clouds offer with regards to workflows, scale and flexibility in media creation and distribution? What are the implications broadcasters and service providers need to anticipate with regards to the public service remit?

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Speakers
Head of Internet Research & Future Services Section
BBC
Manager at Data and Analytics
KPMG
Chairman of the EBU Big Data Initiative / RTBF Big Data Manager
RTBF
Product Manager
Arvato Systems
Chair
Director of Technology & Innovation
EBU (European Broadcasting Union)
12:45 - 13:30
Cutting-Edge Tech Innovators
13:30 - 14:00
Cutting-Edge Tech Innovators
The Forum
Founder
Alpha Networks
Chair
Chairman
DC Global Media Forum
14:15 - 15:30
Cutting-Edge Tech Innovators
The Forum

Even though it was first described 10 years ago, this is undoubtedly the cutting-edge technology that everyone is talking about in 2018. Its fame arises as the underlying trust mechanism in cryptocurrencies but many are now making huge claims about its potential in a range of non-financial applications, including media.  In this Tech Talk, representatives from three large media companies will describe real-world applications in: media contracting, intellectual property, media asset management and a legitimate peer-peer video sharing model.

So, if you want evidence that blockchain is not all hype and is likely to impact upon your business, join us for this for this fascinating session.

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Using Blockchain to Ensure the Integrity of News and Media Assets
CEO
Orbitalize
Blockchain as an architecture for an integrated approach to intellectual property
Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer
Groupe Média TFO
Revolutionising the video value chain; blockchain technology
Director of Strategy - Satellite & Media
Arqiva
Chair
Senior Research Scientist
Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research
Supporting Paper:Metadata and Rights Management for Media Assets using BlockChain Technology
CEO
Reelway Gmbh
15:45 - 16:45
Cutting-Edge Tech Innovators
The Forum

Successive waves of disruption across industries and constant change means opportunity. We’ve entered a new era where truth isn’t subjective, but collective - where radical transparency is uprooting how we interact, transact and drive growth. Leading organizations and consortia across industries are rapidly unleashing the exponential business value of blockchain. More than a new technology, it’s a whole new playing field. Join the masterclass at IBC to discover how blockchain is delivering newfound trust to media, entertainment and advertising. 

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Speakers
Blockchain Services
IBM
Global Solutions Leader
IBM
CTO, Global Media & Entertainment Industry
IBM
Lounge Talks
08:45 - 09:15
Lounge Talks
The Forum Lounge

From climate change to plastic waste, find out how our industry is responding to the biggest environmental challenges and taking action strategically, operationally and creatively on sustainability with albert, the world leading project on sustainability for the screen arts.


 

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Speakers
Albert International Manager
Albert
12:45 - 13:15
Lounge Talks
The Forum Lounge

In this session Anna of Chouette Films explores the potential of virtual reality (VR) technology to be used in the preservation of cultural rituals and heritage for posterity. The session reflects on the example of the endangered Yasna ritual and its documentation in VR for the Multimedia Yasna (MUYA) project at SOAS, University of London, funded by the European Research Council (ERC). It describes some of the challenges faced by filmmakers working in the field and explains the solutions presented by VR technology. It concludes with a call to decolonialise filmmaking through the new possibilities brought by VR. 

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Speakers
Producer
Chouette Films
Chair
Associate Director
MTM