IBC2019 has announced a raft of speakers and additional thought-provoking conference sessions adding to the world-class line-up that has been announced. With less than a month to go until the industry’s most influential media, entertainment and technology event opens its doors, the new speakers further build on this year’s theme, Consumers First: A New Era in Media, offering attendees inspirational and compelling content.
Adding to the stellar line-up of Keynotes and Global Gamechangers that will help shape the debate on the future direction of the industry are: Gina Nieri, executive board member, Mediaset; Olivier Jollet, MD, Europe, Pluto TV; and Dominique Delport, president - International, VICE, speaking in Global Business Gamechangers: where’s the money coming from?. Noel Curran, director general, EBU and Dee Forbes, director general, RTE, feature in the Global Strategy Gamechangers: can public broadcasters stay relevant? session.
MovieLabs will be hosting a Keynote conference, bringing together technology leaders from major Hollywood studios unveiling their vision for the future of content production, post and creative technologies. With Hollywood's track record of pioneering new technologies and creative approaches - from HDR to VFX to ACES - this session provides the first-ever discussion of the 2030 Vision Paper that lays out the disruptive technologies and workflows that will become the new mainstream.
Jens-Uwe Bornemann, director - Media Partnerships, Central & Eastern Europe, and Erin Connolly, product manager, Social Video, Facebook, will host Is Facebook set to become the next big video platform? Audiences will get a chance to discover the business model behind this major online platform including how it is evolving video strategy, developing partnerships and designing tools and products to build a deeper relationship with online communities.
Hiroshi Kawano, SVP, Sony Corporation, will keynote The future of media technology. Lastly Thomas Jacques, CTO, TF1 le Groupe, has been added to the panel on the session, Secrets of implementing successful technology projects.
The five new IBC2019 conference tracks provide a different daily focus for each stage of the end-to-end media content chain. They are:
• Publish: Embracing the Platform Revolution presents new business models that are disrupting the industry.
• Create & Produce: Creating Disruption offers insights into new technologies and concepts including interactivity and 8K production.
•Monetise: Scaling Audiences and Revenues shines a light on brands as broadcasters and new models of advertising.
• Consume: Engaging Consumer Experiences delves into consumer consumption habits and next-gen fan engagement.
• Manage: Automating Media Supply Chains looks at AI and other new technologies that can create more successful media supply chains.
Visionaries such as Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association; Jane Turton, CEO, All3Media; and Lisa Opie, MD, UK Production, BBC Studios; and events and features such as the IBC Esports Showcase, the Media-Telecom Catalyst programme, the Big Screen, and the prestigious IBC Awards, where director, producer, and actor, Andy Serkis, will be presented with the International Honour for Excellence.