15-18 SEPTEMBER 2023

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Google Sessions

Google Sessions

Showcase Theatre - Free-to-attend

How Google Cloud is Helping the Media Industry Digitally Transform

VOD COMING SOON TO IBC365

Media companies are recognizing that they must evolve to optimize acquisition, retention, and engagement of global direct-to-consumer audiences. Google Cloud is uniquely invested and positioned to empower media and entertainment providers with the products and solutions they need to not only undergo, but thrive, in the direct-to-consumer transformation. In the fireside chat portion of this session, hear from Robert Gelick, Chief Product Officer at Paramount, a key customer engaging in a long term transformational partnership with Google Cloud.

Speaker: Anil Jain, Managing Director of Media & Entertainment, Google Cloud

Anil is a leader within the Global Industry Solutions team at Google Cloud (Google, Inc.), focusing on helping customers and partners in media and entertainment achieve success leveraging Google's powerful cloud services.  Prior to Google Cloud, Anil worked at numerous media and entertainment companies including Brightcove, Inc, where he was a member of the senior leadership team.

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Co-Speaker: Robert Gelick, Chief Product Officer, Paramount

Women Leading the Direct-to-Consumer Revolution

VOD COMING SOON TO IBC365

Google is committed to addressing the diversity and, in particular, the gender gap in the media and entertainment industry. Hear from female executives about their unique experiences leading teams in the direct-to-consumer space, how we can better empower more diverse leadership in media and entertainment, and the actions needed to make the industry more inclusive and equitable for all.

Faz Aftab, Director - International M&E Content Partnerships, Google TV

Faz Aftab joined Google in Sep 2021 to lead Media and Entertainment partnerships for Google Platforms and Ecosystems across EMEA and APAC.  This includes scaling the new Google TV platform internationally.  From 2011-2021, she was at ITV where she was the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Distribution.  She was also the Chair of Freesat, during which time she led the merger of Freesat (a BBC/ITV Joint Venture) with DUK (a BBC/ITV/C4/C5 Joint Venture). 

 

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Co-Speakers: 

  • Adeline Cassin, SVP, Paramount Americas
  • Sowmya Subramanian, Executive Vice President of Engineering, Warner Bros. Discovery
  • Eunice Park, Chief Revenue Officer, Zixi

MovieLabs 2030 Vision Update: Implementing the Vision

VOD COMING SOON TO IBC365

At IBC2019, MovieLabs hosted a panel of its Studio members to publicly launch a bold vision of the industry’s cloud future. That panel discussed how the 10 Principles of the MovieLabs white paper, issued only a month before IBC, The Evolution of Media Creation, might be implemented. It’s now 2022 and the MovieLabs ‘2030 Vision, as it has become known, has become not just the Hollywood Studios’ vision, but an aligned industry reference and roadmap for future content creation workflows. As MovieLabs continued to issue architectures and additional specifications around content security, software defined workflows, and cloud interoperability, that roadmap has become more detailed. Join the senior leaders of key cloud, applications and services providers who are not just aligned with the ‘Vision’, but are in fact,as they are implementing the 2030 vision and move from the foundational MovieLabs “Principles to Practice".

Speaker: Buzz Hays, Global Lead Entertainment Industry Solutions, Google Cloud

Buzz Hays is one of the world’s leading experts on advanced imaging production and technology in the media and entertainment industry. Buzz is responsible for Google Cloud's Content Creation Solutions development in the Media and Entertainment Vertical. He works closely with the top M&E customers of Google Cloud to tailor and build solutions to transform traditional methodologies into cloud native workflows from production to post-production to archive migration.

 

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Co-Speakers:

  • Leon Silverman, Advisor, Strategy and Industry Relations - Movielabs

  • Simon Crownshaw, Worldwide Strategy Director Media &Entertainment - Microsoft

  • Diana Collela, Senior Vice President, Media & Entertainment - Autodesk

  • Jeff Rosica, CEO - Avid

  • Bill Roberts, Industry Strategist - Adobe

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Building a Sustainable Future in Tech

VOD COMING SOON TO IBC365

Hear from Google Cloud's Director of Sustainability and Innovation on the company's efforts in inspiring change in this area, and then dive in to how Google TV is working with partners and industry to tackle the end-to-end environmental sustainability of its full product line. This effort involves enabling our users to reduce power consumption and thereby reducing carbon emissions at scale, making our packaging fully recyclable and working with our partners to do the same, and solving the circularity of our products to reduce e-waste.

Speaker: Jackie Pynadath, Director, Sustainability & Innovation, Google Cloud EMEA

Jackie brings 25+ years of experience to Google, where she began her career in Silicon Valley in the 1990s.  She spent several years in the IT industry, working with many different large companies & industries during that fast growth period.  A large portion of her experience comes from SAP, where she spent 16 years, working on two continents and living in several countries helping to promote the SAP brand and solutions.   Jackie joined Google Cloud in September 2019 and is focused on sustainability and innovation with our customers in the EMEA region.

Speaker: Katy Kasmai, Lead for Environmental Sustainability, Google TV

Katy is a Lead Senior Program Manager and currently leads environmental sustainability for Google TV. She has over 20 years of experience leading diverse high-impact teams to solve complex problems at the intersection of technology, strategy, sustainability and design. Katy is a visionary thought leader and mentor to start-ups and rising professionals. She is also an accredited LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Associate, certified in sustainable built-environment by the Pratt Institute, and holds several U.S. and European patents for sustainability related innovations. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a Master’s degree in Conflict Analysis & Resolution and a Master’s in Business Administration with a focus on strategy and sustainability.

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Future of Linear Panel

VOD COMING SOON TO IBC365

The future of Linear spurs heated discussions amongst industry execs as streaming continues its incredible growth across the globe. How will linear and non-linear services co-exist in the future, what are the latest innovations (in tech, content) broadcasters put in place to stay relevant and fight for eyeballs, will ad-funded models, like FAST, offer linear a major comeback in our viewing habits

Robert Andrae, Google TV / M&E Partnerships EMEA - Google

Robert Andrae joined Google in 2019, working on strategic app developer partnerships in Google Play. Since 2021 he is leading a number of initiatives in the media and entertainment partnerships team for Google platforms & ecosystems across the EMEA region. Main focus is scaling the Google TV platform and strategic partner relationships in Western Europe.  


From 2013-2019 Andrae was leading mobile initiatives at Amazon and was domain lead for Media for Amazon Alexa. In previous roles at Bertelsmann and Vodafone, he was involved in digital media production and distribution, including apps, games and music. 

 

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Co-Speakers: 

  • Archana Anand, Global Chief Business Officer - Zee5 Global

  • Benjamin Rosenberg, Head of Distribution - Carriage Partnerships - BBC

FAST Channels: Transitioning linear and VOD and introducing the simplicity of FAST

VOD COMING SOON TO IBC365

This session will cover the rapid growth of FAST channels and several of the biggest keys to their success; i.e. genre diversity and the importance of curating content for particular audiences, and building successful strategic partnerships and the elements that make them productive.  This panel will discuss their thoughts on the future of FAST channels, and how they will be working to support and optimize growth moving forward. 

Speaker: Anil Jain, Managing Director of Media & Entertainment, Google Cloud

Anil is a leader within the Global Industry Solutions team at Google Cloud (Google, Inc.), focusing on helping customers and partners in media and entertainment achieve success leveraging Google's powerful cloud services.  Prior to Google Cloud, Anil worked at numerous media and entertainment companies including Brightcove, Inc, where he was a member of the senior leadership team.

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Co-Speakers:

  • Robert Gelick, Chief Product Officer, Paramount
  • Nathalie Lethbridge, Founder - Atonik Digital