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
9:45am - 10:30am
Keynotes
The Forum

Impossible.com is an innovation group and incubator founded by Lily Cole and Kwame Ferreira and present the first keynote on Monday morning.  Lily, Kwame and a multi-disciplinary team spread over different cities around the globe, are using design and technology to solve social and environmental issues and guide global change.  They work with like-minded people, producing deep tech and planet centric services and products. Through mentor support and advice from luminaries such as Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia, Impossible.com has evolved into an ecosystem of problem solving businesses and methodologies. At IBC their interview will focus on planet centric design and how individuals and companies can innovate in a more balanced way with the planet.

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Speakers
Founder
Impossible.com
Founder & CEO
Impossible.com
Chair
Technologist, sound designer, inventor
NASA Datanaut
4:30pm - 5:15pm
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 IBC 2018 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 IBC 2018 and help you navigate the year and the planning cycle that lies ahead in 2019.

 

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Speakers
Founder/CEO
Alpha Networks
Co-Founder and CEO
Eluvio, Inc.
Chief Technology Officer, Media and Technology Services Global
Viacom
Chair
Consulting Editor Content & Keynotes
Advertising: The New Attention Economy
10:45am - 12:00pm
Advertising: The New Attention Economy
Emerald
Speakers
EVP Advertising Platform Solutions
ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
General Manager Adtech & Business Development
Publitalia
Managing Director, Agencies, Europe Middle East & Africa
Google
Chair
Managing Partner and co-founder
MTM
12:15pm - 1:00pm
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
Senior Consultant
MTM
2:00pm - 2:45pm
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
Co-Founder & EVP
Eyeota
Senior Director Brand Safety and Digital Risk
GroupM & WPP
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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NextGen: Interactive & Immersive Experiences
10:45am - 11:30am
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
12:15pm - 1:00pm
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
Founder & CEO, Immersive Entertainment , VR, AR
Digital Jam Ltd
Executive Producer
Noah Media Group
Chair
Editor-in-chief
MediaTainment Finance
3:00pm - 4:15pm
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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Correct reproduction of human skin tone in HDR video
Project R&D Engineer
BBC
HDR in consideration of the abilities of the human visual system
Research Assistant
Hochschule RheinMain
Colour management for cinematic immersive experiences
Technicolor
Chair
Director of Imaging Standards and Technology
Dolby Laboratories
Cutting-edge Tech Innovators
10:45am - 11:30am
Cutting-edge Tech Innovators
The Forum
CEO, Creative Networks
Endemol Shine Group
12:15pm - 1:15pm
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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2:00pm - 2:45pm
Cutting-edge Tech Innovators
The Forum
Founder/CEO
Alpha Networks
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Cutting-edge Tech Innovators
E102

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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Ensuring genuineness of media assets using blockchain
CEO
Orbitalize
Blockchain as an architecture for an integrated approach to intellectual property
Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer
Groupe Média TFO
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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1:30pm - 1:45pm
Lounge Talks
The Forum

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
Producer
Chouette Films
Features
9:00am - 10:30am
Features
Emerald

Radio’s digital strategy

Radio is alive and continues to grow and innovate in the face of dynamic and ever-evolving challenges.  It remains free and easily accessible across platforms, thanks to its high quality and relevant content, and its ability to embrace and adapt to change.  

In the new landscape that includes the likes of Google, Amazon, Sonos and Apple Music, how is radio delivering new content to the listener, and catering to what the listener wants?

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In an Olympic and a World Cup year, the first generation of UHD has been fully rolled out, with over 50 commercial services worldwide, more than 125 live TV channels with 4K resolution and 1000s of hours of VoD. This Ultra HD Forum session will look into what’s under the hood of these initial services and how they relate to our Guidelines and Interoperability tests, with a special focus on HDR.

 

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1:00pm - 5:30pm
Features
G102/103

Volumetric video is regarded worldwide as the next important development step in media production. The rapid development of VR and its applications will be highlighted as well as consequences for the transport of these IP data. A Keynote speaker from the Heinrich Hertz Institute will open this session with up-to-date information about VR developments, followed by various industry-related companies with presentations on the technical implications for different networks and equipment.

 

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What Caught My Eye
8:45am - 9:30am
What Caught My Eye
E102

What Caught My Eye returns for 2018, with experts revealing their favourite products from the Exhibition Floor in a breakfast session to inspire visitors, exhibitors and conference-goers alike.

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