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July 18th, 2014

IBC2014—Top Level Discourse With Leader's Summit (Event)

[SatNews] IBC has announced that this year’s IBC Leaders’ Summit will be held on Thursday, September 11, 2014.

This is an exclusive and invitation-only event designed specifically for 150 of the most influential and visionary people at the top of the industry. The IBC Leaders’ Summit is now in its fourth successful year. Industry leaders from all over the world fly to Amsterdam to take part in its sessions, which mirror and distill the agenda of the mainstream IBC Conference into a single day of high-powered, top-level discussions.

This year, the Leadership Summit will examine the pressing topic of Leading Innovation and Change. Four incisive sessions — Taking the Pulse, Embracing Change, The Impact of New Players, and Preparing for the Future — hosted once again by leading writer and broadcaster Andrew Neil and underpinned with exclusive research from Deloitte, will seek to answer the following fundamental question: how can big and successful electronic media and entertainment businesses maintain their competitive lead in a time of rapid innovation and accelerating change?

Featuring input from a stellar line-up of influential speakers, the Summit will examine and analyze the present and future industries in detail to provide the answers. What are the underlying business strategies that are relevant to current and near future planning? Where are the opportunities and lurking disruptors in current transitions? How will the key actors — advertisers, content producers, device providers and consumers — adapt to the rise of the digital content providers and telecoms entrants to the field? And what are the challenges of engaging the blended consumer in an increasingly untethered world featuring genuinely transmedia content?

Discussion will be underpinned by independent and exclusive research from supporting research partner Deloitte which will empirically examine how revenues are changing in TV business models; the rise in TV sports and premium content rights; developments in TV and data analytics; the impact of piracy and the viability of the standalone OTT model; the converged living room; and the key trends in device evolution and the winners and losers that are likely to result from technological and business change.

The Summit will open with Andrew Neil interviewing David Abraham, CEO, Channel 4. Straight after delivering his keynote at the main IBC2014 Conference, he will then tell this private audience his off the record thoughts on the challenges faced by public broadcasters.

Other speakers include:

  • Ove Anebygd, Vice President and Head of Solution Area Media, Ericsson
  • Nicholas Bry, SVO, Orange Innovation
  • David Bush, Marketing Director, Sony Professional Solutions Europe
  • Darren Childs, CEO, UKTV
  • Ingrid Deltenre, Director General, EBU
  • Niclas Ericson, Director of TV, FIFA
  • Erik Huggers, Senior Vice President, Verizon Communications
  • Michelle Munson, CEO and Co-founder, Aspera Inc
  • Balan Nair, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Liberty Global
  • Jette Nygaard- Andersen, EVP and CEO Pay-TV, Nordics, Modern Times Group
  • Just Spee, CEO, Endemol

Attendees at this essential thought-leadership event will leave with a clear understanding of the strategic thinking of the most influential and visionary leaders in the industry; understanding that will inform their business decisions as they guide their organisations through the massive change programs that current industry evolution demands.

“We have created something unique and powerful with the IBC Leaders’ Summit,” said IBC Content Editor Graham Lovelace. “At its heart are insights from some of the most influential speakers in the industry supported by our exclusive research from Deloitte. We combine these together into a vibrant event that takes place strictly behind closed doors, allowing delegates to speak their minds, address the issues, and highlight their concerns in an open and inspiring environment. It truly is a collaborative event with engagement at all levels and we have seen some remarkable discussions take place at it over the years.”

Also available to view are interviews with the IBC Content Editor Graham Lovelace and Paul Lee about this year’s event—please visit http://www.youtube.com/officialibcshow to view the videos.