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FT Digital Media 2015

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Speakers include:
Sir Martin Sorrell

Sir Martin Sorrell

WPP

Cecile Frot-Coutaz

Cecile Frot-Coutaz

FremantleMedia

Eric Wahlforss

Eric Wahlforss

SoundCloud

Overview

Collaboration, Innovation and Experimentation

The FT’s flagship digital conference will bring together leading experts from around the world to explore the radical changes the media world is experiencing across every industry – from advertising, music and publishing to television, film and games.

Through a mixture of interactive sessions, corporate media leaders, self-made media stars, content creators, tech entrepreneurs, innovators and investors will all offer their take on the next big thing in media – and talk about how these game-changers are creating new opportunities for growth.

Ahead of the conference our panel discuss some of the key issues - click the video below to watch the discussions:

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Sir Martin Sorrell

Sir Martin Sorrell

CEO
WPP

Sir Martin Sorrell is the entrepreneurial founder/CEO of WPP plc, the world’s largest provider of advertising and marketing communications services.  A FTSE 100 company, WPP currently has a market capitalisation of £20.5 billion.

WPP companies, which include some of the most eminent agencies in the business, provide clients with advertising; media investment management; data investment management; public relations & public affairs; branding & identity, healthcare; direct, digital, promotional & relationship marketing and specialist communications.

Collectively, WPP employs over 190,000 people (including associates and investments) in over 3,000 offices in 112 countries.  The Group’s worldwide companies include J Walter Thompson, Ogilvy & Mather, Y&R, Grey, GroupM, Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom, Maxus, Kantar (including  Millward Brown and TNS), OgilvyOne Worldwide, Wunderman, Burson-Marsteller, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Landor, Brand Union, AKQA and WPP Digital (including POSSIBLE). Clients include 344 of the Fortune Global 500, all 30 of the Dow Jones 30 and 69 of the NASDAQ 100.  In 2014, WPP had revenues of $19 billion and billings of $76 billion.

Sir Martin actively supports the advancement of international business schools, advising Harvard, IESE, the London Business School, the Indian School of Business, the China Europe International Business School and Fundação Dom Cabral Business School in Brazil. In 2007 he received the Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award.  He was awarded the 2014 Hugo Shong Lifetime Achievement Award in Communication by Boston University’s College of Communications. In October 2015, Sir Martin was named the fifth best-performing CEO by Harvard Business Review.   

Cecile Frot-Coutaz

Cecile Frot-Coutaz

Global CEO
FremantleMedia

Cecile Frot-Coutaz is Global CEO of FremantleMedia, one of the world’s largest international creators, producers and distributors of leading prime time entertainment, drama, and factual entertainment television programming. The Group produces around 8500 hours of content a year across its international network of companies in 29 countries. In 2013, the business generated €1.5bn in turnover and €136mn Euros of gross profit. Since becoming Global CEO in 2012, Ms Frot-Coutaz has restructured FremantleMedia to prepare the business for future growth, implemented a clear digital strategy and focused investment in FremantleMedia’s pipeline, particularly in scripted programming, in line with the growing appetite for drama series.

Prior to becoming Global CEO, she was CEO of FremantleMedia North America, having previously held the titles of Executive Vice President, Commercial and Operations and COO of Production, based in FremantleMedia’s LA office. In addition to managing all business and operational matters, Ms Frot-Coutaz oversaw production and legal affairs and explored strategic growth opportunities for FMNA. She also served as Executive Producer on some of the most innovative and successful event entertainment on US television, including American Idol, America’s Got Talent and The X Factor USA. She was recruited to London by the Pearson Group in 1994, where she rose to become Corporate Strategy Executive and oversaw the successful acquisition and integration of a number of companies into the business, transforming it into one of the largest independent production companies in the world. Born and raised in France, Ms Frot-Coutaz earned an MBA from the prestigious INSEAD, Paris

Eric Wahlforss

Eric Wahlforss

Founder and CTO
SoundCloud

Eric Wahlforss is founder and Chief Technology Officer of SoundCloud, the world’s leading audio platform that enables anyone, anywhere to create and share their originally created sounds across the web. Since its inception in 2008, he has been responsible for overseeing product strategy, engineering and design. The company has experienced exponential user growth, with creators on SoundCloud now posting 12 hours of music and audio every minute. SoundCloud reaches more than 350 million people every month, 175 million of whom are unique listeners. Mr Wahlforss has been working with the web since 1995 and, among other positions, was Interaction Designer for Gate5 (acquired by Nokia in 2007). He holds a MSc degree in Industrial Economics from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and studied for three years at the Stockholm School of Economics. Under the artist name Forss he has released electronic music on Berlin based label Sonar Kollektiv and toured across the world. You can follow him on SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/eric

Nick  D'Aloisio

Nick D'Aloisio

Product Manager Yahoo News Digest; founder
Summly

Nick D'Aloisio, Product Manager Yahoo News Digest and founder of SummlyNick D'Aloisio is the founder of Summly, an artificial intelligence company that created a summarization algorithm and mobile product in collaboration with the Stanford Research Institute. Summly was acquired by Yahoo in March, 2013 and its investors included Li Ka-Shing, Rupert Murdoch, Yoko Ono and others. Today, Nick is Product Manager of Yahoo News Digest, a fresh new approach to news consumption that is focused on delivering a definitive summary of all the need-to–know news. This native news app, which launched at CES in January 2014, won the 2014 Apple Design Award and was an evolution of the work he did at Summly. Last year, D’Aloisio was named 'Innovator of the Year' by the Wall Street Journal and is currently completing his education at Oxford University. 

Jefferson Hack

Jefferson Hack

Editorial Director and Publisher
Dazed Group

Jefferson Hack is the maverick Editorial Director and Publisher of Dazed Group 
and Creative Director of MAD Agency London and influential website Nowness. His pioneering work over the past 20 years, co-founding iconic magazines Dazed & Confused, AnOther Magazine, Another Man and subsequently Dazed Digital and Anothermag.com, have seen him constantly innovate at the cutting edge of journalism, film, photography, television and digital media.

Stéphanie Perotti

Stéphanie Perotti

Vice President, Uplay and Casual Games
Ubisoft International

Stéphanie Perotti is Vice President, Uplay and Casual Games at Ubisoft’s International Headquarters. Since 2003, she was Chief Operating Officer in charge of retail, digital and strategic sales, finance and operations, having joined Ubisoft in 1997 as an Export Sales Manager and spending 13 years at the EMEA Business Headquarters. Ms Perotti graduated from ESSEC Business School.

Tim Davie

Tim Davie

CEO
BBC Worldwide

In October 2012, Tim Davie was announced as the incoming Chief Executive of BBC Worldwide and Director of Global, and took up his post in April 2013. He was made Acting BBC Director-General on 10 November 2012. Prior to this Mr Davie was Director of BBC Audio and Music where he had overall responsibility for the BBC’s national radio services including Radios 1, 2, 3, 4 and its digital services as well as music output and performing groups. Mr Davie was appointed to the role of Director, Audio & Music on 1 September 2008. Previously he was Director of the BBC's Marketing, Communications and Audiences division from April 2005 and before that Vice President, Marketing and Franchise, PepsiCo Europe. Mr Davie read English at Cambridge University and from there joined Procter and Gamble. He is the Chairman of Comic Relief,  Vice Chair of the Royal Television Society and a Non-executive Director of WorkAngel.   Prior to joining Comic Relief, he was a trustee and Vice-Chair of Children In Need.

Carlo D’Asaro Biondo

Carlo D’Asaro Biondo

President EMEA, Strategic Relationships
Google

Carlo D'Asaro Biondo became Google’s President of Strategic Relationships for Europe, the Middle East and Africa in January 2015.

He joined the company in 2009, managing operations in southern and eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa for five years.

Previously, Mr D’Asaro Biondo was CEO of International Operations at Lagardère Active Digital from 2007-09. He became CEO of AOL Europe in 2006, having been CEO of AOL France and Senior Vice President in charge of strategy since 2004. Prior to this, he was Vice President and Managing Director for EMEA Telecommunications and Media at Unisys (2001-04) and CEO for France at KPMG Consulting (1998-2001), having joined KPMG Consulting Italy in 1994.

He began his career as a consultant at Macfin Management Consultants.

A dual French and Italian national, he graduated from La Sapienza University in Rome and lives in Paris.

Seth Dallaire

Seth Dallaire

Vice President, Global Advertising Sales
Amazon Media Group

Seth Dallaire is the Vice President of Global Advertising Sales at the Amazon Media Group (AMG). He is responsible for growing the advertising business across Amazon.com, its owned and operated properties as well as the mobile and Kindle platforms worldwide. He was promoted from leading the North American Advertising Sales business at AMG in October 2014. Mr Dallaire joined Amazon in February of 2012 from Yahoo! where he was the Vice President of Global Accounts and Agencies. At Yahoo! his responsibilities included management of the company’s programmatic sales efforts as well as Mid-Market and Inside Sales teams. Prior to Yahoo! he led Microsoft’s Central US media sales teams and its National Retail Sales organisation. This is his second tenure at Amazon. His previous role at the company was in the business development group. Mr Dallaire holds a BA from Vassar College and an MBA from New York University.

Jen Sey

Jen Sey

Chief Marketing Officer
Levi's Brand

Jen Sey is Global Chief Marketing Officer for the Levi’s® Brand. She joined Levi Strauss and Co. in 1999, and has held a broad range of assignments including Director of Marketing for U.S. Levi’s®, Senior Director of Global Strategy for Levi’s®, Vice President of Global Marketing for Levi Strauss & Co and Senior Vice President for Dockers Global Marketing. Notably, she led the global re-launch of the 501® Jean, the development and launch of the  game changing innovation for women, Curve ID, and the global re-­introduction of Dockers via  the “Wear the Pants” campaign. In 2012, she stepped into the role of Senior Vice President of Global Ecommerce driving the business and re-­platforming efforts for both levi.com and dockers.com across the regions. Previously, Ms Sey was the Advertising Manager at Banana Republic and was a key driver of transitioning the brand from “safari” to “sophisticated”. She began her career at an advertising agency, Foote Cone and Belding, where she learned the  ropes working on a variety of brands including Levi’s® and Taco Bell. 

As a child, Ms Sey led an intense life of dedication, challenge and competition. At just seven years old she entered her first gymnastics competition, and after nearly 10 years of participating in competitive gymnastics, Ms Sey won the title of US National Champion in 1986. As a result of winning this title, less than one year after having suffered a devastating injury at the 1985 World Championships, the US Olympic Committee named her Athlete of the  Year in Gymnastics. After eight years on the national team, she retired from the sport and went on to study at Stanford University where she double majored in Communications and Political Science. In 2006, she earned the distinction of “Top 40 Marketers under 40” and in 2008 she released her first book, “Chalked Up”, a memoir detailing her triumphs and  struggles within the world of competitive gymnastics. Ms Sey now lives in San Francisco and lends her voice to online outlets Salon.com, Mommytrackd.com and BasilandSpice.com, and she continues her work started with “Chalked Up” as an athlete advocate.    

Jonathan Simpson-Bint

Jonathan Simpson-Bint

Chief Revenue Officer
Twitch

Jonathan Simpson-Bint is the Chief Revenue Officer of Twitch, the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers. An Englishman by birth, Mr Simpson-Bint came to the US in 1993 as part of the original Future Network USA management team. Between 1994-99 he launched a number of highly successful products including the magazines "Next Generation" and "PSM: 100% Independent PlayStation Magazine," and web portals IGN.com and DailyRadar.com. In 2001 Mr Simpson-Bint became President of Future US and oversaw a period of significant growth for the company fueled by acquisitions in the games, music and sports markets, as well as overseeing the company's success in becoming official publisher to Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. Mr Simpson-Bint joined Twitch in September 2011 where he launched the company's hugely successful in-game integration program and formed and runs the Twitch Media Group, Twitch’s in-house sales division.

Simon Davies

Simon Davies

Executive Director, EMEA
Quartz

Simon Davies became Quartz’s Executive Director, EMEA in June 2014 and he is responsible for all commercial initiatives in the region. His career has included stints in regional newspapers, IT press and women’s magazines. In 2012 he launched his own firm that represented international print and digital clients, including Quartz and The Atlantic, to advertisers in EMEA. Previously, Mr Davies was part of the management team at Point 6, a branding agency in London, where he developed digital strategies for clients, ran new business pitches and helped establish the agency’s Shanghai office. Previous to this, Mr Davies was Publisher of The Week’s UK edition and led the launch of theweek.co.uk, having previously spent four years as Associate Publisher of The Week’s US edition. He was one of the first employees at The Week in the UK and built its advertising sales operation from scratch.

Suranga  Chandratillake

Suranga Chandratillake

General Partner
Balderton Capital

Suranga Chandratillake joined Balderton Capital as a General Partner in 2014.  He was previously an entrepreneur and engineer.  Mr Chandratillake founded blinkx, the intelligent search engine for video and audio content in Cambridge in 2004. He lead the company for eight years as CEO through its journey of moving to San Francisco, building a profitable business and going public in London where it achieved a peak market capitalisation in excess of $1bn.  Before founding blinkx, Mr Chandratillake was an early employee at Autonomy Corporation, joining as an engineer in the Cambridge R&D team and ultimately serving as the company's US Chief Technology Officer in San Francisco.

Mr Chandratillake has a MA in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge. He holds patents in the area of video discovery and online video advertising and was awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering’s annual Silver Medal for his work in the field.  He was also elected a Fellow of the Academy in 2012 and was chosen as one of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders in 2009.

Justin Cooke

Justin Cooke

Founder and CEO
Tunepics

Justin Cooke is the Inventor, Founder and CEO of Tunepics, the social network launched in May 2014 with users in over 150 countries. Hailed by media as the ‘first major British social network’, Tunepics allows users to feature a song with every picture that they share, capturing the depth of the moments in their lives. The launch of Tunepics was preceded by the founding of innovate7 in September 2013, a new business model built around creating technology, merging emotional intelligence and design-led strategy to transform and evolve global brands. innovate7 has partnered with some of the world’s leading companies, including Airbnb, Adidas, Chelsea Football Club, The British Fashion Council, ASOS, University of the Arts London and will.i.am, to understand their heritage and define the future.
Previously, Mr Cooke was Chief Marketing Officer at Topshop, overseeing all aspects of marketing, advertising, PR, partnerships, content, branding and packaging to drive the brand on its next stage of growth worldwide. In his first week at Topshop, he partnered with Facebook to create new technology launching the first-ever live ‘customisation of a catwalk’ during London Fashion Week. During his tenure, Mr Cooke partnered with some of the world’s most innovative companies including Apple, Google and Twitter to develop an advanced, immersive and engaging marketing strategy focused on the Gen Z audience. Before joining Topshop, he spent six years at Burberry, serving as Global Vice President of Public Relations, VIP, Events and Copy, working closely with CEO Angela Ahrendts and CCO Christopher Bailey on the strategy to transform Burberry into a global luxury brand driven by technology and modern communications. In his early years, Mr Cooke worked in the offices of Tom Ford and Domenico De Sole in the Gucci heyday, moving to Stella McCartney as one of the first ten employees as the brand launched under the Gucci Group umbrella in 2001.
Mr Cooke is an advisory board member to a number of brands and start-up companies and has won numerous awards and accolades, including being listed on Fast Company's 100 ‘Most Creative People in Business’ 2014 and 2013 and the ‘50 Most Creative People’ by Ad Age in 2013; Digital Pioneer of the year at the prestigious Rev digital awards and Honorary Patron of Trinity College Dublin for Services to Innovation. Mr Cooke is also “Creative in Residence’ at the London College of Fashion.

Dominic Good

Dominic Good

Global Advertising Strategy and Sales Director
Financial Times

Dominic Good is the Financial Times’ Global Advertising Strategy and Sales Director, appointed in November 2013. He is responsible for the global advertising sales across print, digital and content marketing as well as overseeing the research and insight teams in Europe and the USA. Mr Good was previously EMEA Publisher for the Financial Times, overseeing advertising sales and circulation in the region. Mr Good rejoined the Financial Times in 2004 after 5 years during which he was a Founding Partner of Adforum.com a web based creative monitoring and intelligence service for marketing professionals, founded in 1999. He first joined the Financial Times in 1989 in the UK, later transferring to Europe as Manager of the Paris office and Commercial Manager of the Financial Times’ first foray into the Russian market, Financial Izvestia. Mr Good was educated at London University, the University of Aix en Provence and gained an MBA in 1999 from City University Business School.

Kerry Trainor

Kerry Trainor

CEO
Vimeo

Kerry Trainor is the CEO of Vimeo. In this capacity he is responsible for the strategy, oversight, and development of Vimeo’s business. Mr Trainor joined Vimeo from AOL where he most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Entertainment for the Huffington Post Media Group. In this position he oversaw AOL's portfolio of entertainment properties including AOL Music, AOL TV, Moviefone, Huffington Post Entertainment, Huffington Post Celebrity and Huffington Post Comedy. Prior to AOL Mr Trainor was co-founder and CEO of FlipGloss Media, which was acquired by Forbes Media. FlipGloss is a photo distribution platform enabling publishers and advertisers to embed interactive, magazine-style photo packages across the web. Prior to FlipGloss, he was Head of Global Media Products for Yahoo! Music. Mr Trainor began his Internet career at music startup LAUNCH.com which was acquired by Yahoo!.

Dawn Airey

Dawn Airey

SVP EMEA
Yahoo

Dawn Airey is Senior Vice President of Yahoo's business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, where she is responsible for the company's advertising businesses in the region.  Ms Airey is a veteran of the media industry, having worked in television for 30 years, and has held senior positions in the majority of the commercial broadcasters in the UK. Until April 2013, Ms Airey was President of CLT-UFA UK TV (part of RTL Group). She joined in September 2010 from Five where, as Chair and CEO, she oversaw the sale of the business to Northern and Shell. Previously she was Managing Director of Global Content at ITV where she oversaw its UK and international production and content businesses.  Prior to that, she was BSkyB's Managing Director, Channels & Services. She has held senior posts at Channel 4 and served as Five's CEO from 2000-02, having been the broadcaster's Director of Programmes at launch.

Ms Airey was awarded a fellowship by the Royal Television Society in June 1998. She is a Vice President of the RTS and a non-executive Director of Thomas Cook PLC. In December 2011, she was appointed Chair of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain.

Bruce Daisley

Bruce Daisley

Vice President, European Operations
Twitter

Bruce Daisley is Vice President, European Operations at Twitter. Previously, he was Twitter's UK Managing Director, charged with developing the platform's audience and revenue. He previously ran YouTube in the UK. He has also worked at Emap/Bauer and Capital Radio. In 2010 New Media Age recognised Mr Daisley as having made the greatest individual contribution to new media in the UK. His main interests are pop music and comedy. He tweets as @brucedaisley.

Stephen Nuttall

Stephen Nuttall

Senior Director
YouTube EMEA

Stephen Nuttall joined Google in 2012 and is responsible for all of YouTube’s partnerships in EMEA.  The region represents about 40% of YouTube’s worldwide business. He was formerly Group Commercial Director of BSkyB.  Prior to this, he was a founder of Sportal.com, commercial director of ENIC Sports, and Business Development Director of Telepiu (now Sky Italia).  He is a member of BAFTA, the Royal Television Society, the MCC and the Queen's Club.

Eli Pariser

Eli Pariser

Co-founder and CEO
Upworthy

Eli Pariser has dedicated his career to figuring out how technology can elevate important topics in the world ­­as an author, an online organiser, and most recently, as a Co-­founder of Upworthy. Mr Pariser joined MoveOn.org in 2001, serving as Executive Director from 2004-­09. During that time, MoveOn revolutionised grassroots political organising by introducing a small­ donor ­funded and email­ driven model that has since been widely used across the political spectrum. MoveOn.org quickly grew to more than 5 million members, who gave over $120 million to campaigns on topics like climate change and campaign finance reform. During this time he also co­founded Avaaz.org, which is now the largest online advocacy organisation in the world totaling over 30 million members.
In 2011, as a senior fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, Mr Pariser published the New York Times bestseller The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You. The book highlights the ways that important content can get lost in the newsfeed era. The TED talk that he gave based on The Filter Bubble has generated over 3 million views. Insights from The Filter Bubble helped to inspire Upworthy, which he founded with longtime collaborator Peter Koechley in March of 2012. The pair set out to prove once and for all that what’s important can be incredibly popular, even if what’s popular isn’t usually important. To date, the Upworthy community has logged more than 1.5 billion minutes of attention on topics ranging from the criminal justice system to advertising’s adverse effects on body image to clean energy.

Laura Desmond

Laura Desmond

Global CEO
Starcom MediaVest Group

Laura Desmond was one of the youngest CEOs when appointed to lead SMG globally in 2008, but that was only the first of many marks she has made on the agency and communications business since. She is regarded throughout the industry as a game-changer, a true innovator and the lead architect in building the media agency of the future. Commanding a staff of over 8,000 employees, across 100 offices globally, Ms Desmond attracts diverse talent and executives who bring unconventional thinking to reinvigorate the role of a media network. She has ushered in and nurtured relationships with some of the biggest and most successful marketers worldwide including Procter & Gamble, Samsung, Coca-Cola, Mars, Mondelez, Kellogg’s, Honda, Walmart and Kraft Foods. She is also recognised for ushering in a new breed of partnerships that are deeply rooted in co-creation, data and analytics, and creativity fueled by technology, among them, recent partnerships with Twitter, Acxiom, Tencent and Facebook.

Prior to leading the global network, Ms Desmond was CEO of SMG-The Americas where she grew Starcom, MediaVest and Spark brands across the US, Canada and Latin America. She first received national recognition when she was CEO of MediaVest from 2003-07, during which she raked in new business wins and scored the recognition “Media Executive of the Year” from Mediaweek as well as Adweek “Agency of the Year” award several years in a row.

Ms Desmond has also been commended for her leadership, mentorship and contribution to the marketing world. She was named “Ad Woman of the Year” (AWNY, 2009), recognised in The Wall Street Journal's Creative Leadership Series (2007) and the "Women to Watch" issue (2006). She was also awarded the Advertising Age “Media Maven” honor (2005) and inducted into the American Advertising Federation's Advertising Hall of Achievement (2005). Forbes named her as one of the world’s most powerful women in the world and she was honoured by New York Women In Communications with the prestigious Matrix Award and by Advertising Age as one of the “100 Most Influential Women in Advertising.” In addition, Ms Desmond served as a 2012 Cannes International Festival of Creativity Titanium jury member alongside the highest regarded group of marketers to judge the best work the industry has to offer. Most recently, she was named by the Chicago Advertising Federation “2014 Advertising Woman of the Year”. Ms Desmond is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Ad Council and sits on the Board of Directors for Adobe Systems.

During her tenure, Starcom MediaVest Group has earned more honors for its work and talent than any other media network in the world, including being named “Media Network of the Year” at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in 2014, “Network of the Year” by Festival of Media (2011, 2013, 2014) and ranked No. 1 Global Media Agency by Advertising Age (2010, 2011, 2013). Additionally, SMG was named a leader in the “New Interactive Landscape” by Forrester, and “Most Effective Network” at the North American Effies, making SMG the first media agency to receive these recognitions.

Ed Lee

Ed Lee

Vice President of Content Acquisition
Roku

Ed Lee has more than 20 years of experience in leading successful teams in both the digital and traditional media industries. As Vice President of Content Acquisition, he is responsible for developing content partner relationships for Roku, bringing entertainment to the Roku platform and helping content partners monetise their services. Prior to joining Roku in 2009, Mr Lee was Vice President of Business Development and Sales at Veeple, an interactive online video service.  Mr Lee headed up all revenue generating efforts for Veeple including, new partnership and client development, customer acquisition, account management and business development strategy. Before Veeple, he was Vice President of Business Development at Akimbo, the pioneer in the Internet video delivery. At Akimbo, Mr Lee oversaw all business development activities, including alliance building, strategic planning and modeling as well capital fundraising through commercial partnerships. He served in leadership roles at both ReplayTV and Netopia. Mr Lee attended Tulane University in New Orleans and received a bachelor’s degree in History.

Charles Yardley

Charles Yardley

Managing Director International and Publisher, Forbes Life
Forbes Media

Charles Yardley is Managing Director International and Publisher of Forbes Life at Forbes Media based in London and New York. In this role, he is responsible for running the commercial and advertising operations across all media platforms, introducing marketers to the company’s new and innovative advertising products in the marketplace. Mr Yardley also held the position of Sales Director EMEA/APAC Digital Advertising Sales for Forbes Media, responsible for leading the international sales team in their online sales efforts as well leading the region in their integrated sales efforts.  He joined Forbes Media as a Regional Sales Manager in 2004. During his time at Forbes he has held a number of key positions on the digital and print side of the business. Prior to joining Forbes Media, Mr Yardley has held sales positions at Financial Times Business.  He began his career as a media sales executive in 1996.  

Mai Fyfield

Mai Fyfield

Group Director of Strategy
Sky

Mai Fyfield was appointed Group Director of Strategy and Business Development at Sky in December 2012.  In this role Ms Fyfield provides strategic insight and analysis across all aspects of Sky’s business. She is also responsible for business development and oversees the distribution of Sky’s channels to other platforms in the UK and Ireland. She was previously Deputy Head of Strategy. Ms Fyfield joined Sky in 1999, and prior to that spent nine years working as an economic advisor to blue-chip companies in a number of different industries, both in the UK and the USA.

Charlie Redmayne

Charlie Redmayne

CEO
HarperCollins UK

Charlie Redmayne became CEO of HarperCollins UK in August 2013.  HarperCollins is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the global media and information services company News Corp. He sits on the company’s executive committee and reports to Brain Murray, President and CEO of HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide.  From 2011-13, Mr Redmayne worked with JK Rowling as the launch CEO of Pottermore. Prior to this, he held the global role of Chief Digital Officer at HarperCollins from 2009-11, having been Group Digital Director from 2008-09. Between 1993 and 2006, Mr Redmayne was a highly successful entrepreneur, founding the media buying company RCL Communications, big screen entertainment business, Blink TV and, in 2000, one of the UK’s leading teen Internet companies, MyKindaPlace Ltd.   The latter was sold to BSkyB in 2006 and he became Head of Commercial Partnerships at Sky.  He began his career in the entertainment and communications industry at the now defunct breakfast TV business, TV-am, where he worked in sales and marketing, leaving in 1992.    Mr Redmayne served as a Lieutenant in 1st Battalion, The Irish Guards, between 1985 and 1989.

Nick Perrett

Nick Perrett

Managing Director
P Ventures

Nick Perrett is currently an advisor to a number of early stage businesses that span media and technology, as well as working on his own new venture in the AR/VR space. He has 15 years’ experience in content and the tech that powers it. Previously, he was responsible for digital at HarperCollins UK (News Corporation), sitting on the executive committee. He spent the prior decade in video games, most recently as Executive Vice President for Jagex, the operator of the world’s largest free to play MMO, Runescape. Jagex was acquired by Spectrum, Raine and Insight in 2010. He co-founded 4mm Games with two founders of Rockstar Games, creators of Grand Theft Auto and was the first executive at Image Metrics, an animation tech business behind the Academy Award winning The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and numerous video games, such as Call of Duty. He is a passionate contributor to the media/tech community, helping to launch Code.org to over 5-million UK children and mentoring at The Disney Accelerator in LA, Techstars and Seedcamp. Mr Perrett trained in management consulting and venture capital and was educated at Harvard Business School and Bristol University.

Jed Hartman

Jed Hartman

Chief Revenue Officer
Washington Post

Jed Hartman is Chief Revenue Officer of The Washington Post. Named to the position in December 2014, Mr Hartman oversees the print and digital advertising teams, the conferences business and targeted products, which include Capital Business, Capital Insight, Express, El Tiempo Latino, WP Magazine, and all special sections. He is also responsible for leading The Washington Post’s advertising innovations and development of custom ad solutions. Previously, Mr Hartman was the Worldwide Group Publisher of Time Inc.'s news and business titles. In this position, he oversaw global-ad sales and marketing for Time, Time.com, Fortune, Fortune.com, Fortune Conferences and Money and Money.com. Mr Hartman played a major role in the 2014 re-launch of Time.com, Fortune.com and Money.com, which included a number of innovations in ad units, viewability, and native advertising. He also expanded Fortune’s conference business by bringing in record sponsorship dollars and helping to expand events internationally. Mr Hartman was named Publisher of the Year in 2014 by MIN.  Under his leadership, Fortune was also named #6 on the 2012 Advertising Age A-List and to the 2012 Adweek Hot List.

Previously, he was Worldwide Publisher of Fortune, Fortune.com, Money and CNNMoney.com. Prior to joining Time Inc., Mr Hartman served as Publisher of The Week and TheWeek.com from 2007-10. Under his leadership, The Week was one of only a few media properties to achieve extraordinary advertising growth in 2009 and was included in both the Advertising Age A-List and the Mediaweek Hot List that year. Mr Hartman also oversaw the sales and marketing for both the launch and re-launch of TheWeek.com and led the site to profitability in its first year. Prior to this, Mr Hartman spent nine years at Time Inc.  He began as an account manager for FORTUNE and was promoted to Sales Director for the FORTUNE/Money Group in 2001, where he managed the New York sales team until 2007.  Mr Hartman earned a BA in Government, with a double minor in Art and Music, at St. Lawrence University. He is on Twitter @JedKHartman.

Daniel Toole

Daniel Toole

Media and Entertainment Industry Leader
IBM Global Business Services Europe

Daniel Toole has 25 years of experience in technology and media in the areas of corporate and technology strategy, transformation, outsourcing, investments and mergers and acquisitions. Mr Toole has advised on IT and business process outsourcing deals ranging from $400m to $6b and acquisitions and investments ranging from $10m to $20b+.  He joined IBM in 2014 from Agon Consulting, a private advisory firm specialising in the media and entertainment industry. As Managing Director, he advised some of the largest media, technology, communications companies and investors at board level. Mr Toole was previously the UK and Ireland Media and Entertainment Leader for Accenture and he was part of the large deal team at Fujitsu, where he advised on the turnaround of Fujitsu's $1.2b commercial businesses. He was a member of the founding management team of BBC Technology. He started his career in research and development at British Telecom. 
Mr Toole is a graduate of Cambridge University and holds a Masters in Finance with Distinction from London Business School.  He is the President of the London Business School Media Technology and Communications Alumni Club and a former Conference Committee Member of the International Broadcast Convention and Fellow of Arts in Business. 

Andrew Weinstein

Andrew Weinstein

Vice President of Content Acquisition
Scribd

Andrew Weinstein is Vice President of Content Acquisition at Scribd. A veteran in the publishing industry with more than 15 years’ experience, Mr Weinstein is responsible for Scribd's content partnerships and business development. Before joining the Scribd team, he founded AW Media LLC, a publishing start-up focused on the development of strategies and solutions to deliver the future of publishing. Mr Weinstein spent over a decade at Ingram Content Group most recently serving as Vice President and General Manager, Retail Solutions. During his 11 year career at Ingram, he was a change agent for two of the largest trends in book publishing, ebooks and print-on-demand. Prior to Ingram Content Group, Mr Weinstein was a co-founder of an electronic publishing start-up, JNMedia, which sold its assets to Ingram's Lightning Source in 2000. Mr Weinstein earned his MBA in Finance and Marketing from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, and BA in Economics from Brandeis University.

Lochlainn  Wilson

Lochlainn Wilson

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer
FOVE
Chris Brookmyre

Chris Brookmyre

Author

Chris Brookmyre was a journalist before becoming a full time novelist with the publication of his award-winning debut Quite Ugly One Morning featuring Jack Parlabane (also adapted as an ITV drama). Mr Brookmyre’s Parlabane novels also include Country Of The Blind, Boiling A Frog, Be My Enemy and Attack Of The Unsinkable Rubber Ducks. His writing has won various awards including the Critics’ First Blood Award, the Crime Writers’ Association Macallan Short Story Dagger and the Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction. His recent crime fiction includes Where The Bodies Are Buried, When The Devil Drives and Flesh Wounds. He lives in Glasgow.

Caspar Schlickum

Caspar Schlickum

CEO
Xaxis EMEA

Caspar Schlickum is CEO of Xaxis EMEA, the world’s largest programmatic media and technology platform. In this role, Mr Schlickum is responsible for managing the operations and leading the development of the Xaxis business across the 20 countries that make up the region. Mr Schlickum has extensive experience in digital media and audience insight driven marketing, having spent four years at Mindshare as a global client lead, and one year within Kantar, the holding company for WPP’s research and insight businesses. Prior to joining WPP, he was Commercial Development Director at Fairfax Digital, one of Australia’s largest publishing houses. Before commencing his career in marketing, he spent six years in investment banking advising on technology, communications and infrastructure projects in the Asia Pacific region. Mr Schlickum is a member of the WPP European Digital Advisory Board and holds an an Economics degree (with first class honours) from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and a MBA from London Business School and the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Adam Bird

Adam Bird

Leader of the Media and Entertainment Practice, EMEA
McKinsey & Company

Adam Bird is a Director with McKinsey & Company's Munich office and a leader in the Global Media and Entertainment practice. He also leads our EMEA Media and Entertainment Practice. Mr Bird advises the top management of the leading media, entertainment, leisure, and consumer goods companies on their most critical business issues. His 23 years of client work has spanned all major media, entertainment and information segments, including: broadcasting, consumer publishing, gaming, internet, professional publishing, filmed entertainment, cable and satellite distribution, music, video games, and sports. Mr Bird has extensive experience in online video having worked across Europe for a number of the key players. He often speaks on media topics at conferences and has been cited in leading publications, including The Economist, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, The Financial Times, Time and BusinessWeek. He is a Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum, a member of the Board of Governors of the Media Center and of the International Council of the Paley Center for Media in New York. Prior to McKinsey, Mr Bird was a senior partner with Booz Allen Hamilton and the managing director of their Global Media and Entertainment practice.

Paul Keenan

Paul Keenan

CEO
Bauer Media UK

Paul Keenan has been in his current role since 2008, following the sale of Emap Consumer Media (magazines and radio) to the Bauer Media Group. Mr Keenan was previously CEO of Emap Consumer Media (2001-08), managing the company’s magazines and online assets in the UK, Australia and its licences internationally. In 2000, he was appointed CEO of Emap Digital, managing the development of the group’s global digital assets. Mr Keenan was asked to join the Board of Emap as a Director in 2005 and assumed responsibility for the group’s broadcast assets that year. He has worked in the media industry for over 20 years. He has been a Board Director of the PPA (Professional Press Association) for a number of years.

Blathnaid Healy

Blathnaid Healy

UK Editor
Mashable

Blathnaid Healy is the UK Editor at Mashable. She joined the company in October 2014 and is based in the London office. Before Mashable, Ms Healy was Content Manager and Chief Operating Officer of WorldIrish, a start-up focused on the Irish diaspora. She spent almost five years working at Ireland’s largest media company RTE as a multimedia journalist where she also set up the broadcaster’s first dedicated social media team and project managed output for several high-profile events across web, mobile and social media. Ms Healy has reported from the US, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Romania and, of course, Ireland. And in case you’re wondering, it’s pronounced Blan-id.

Natasha Christie-Miller

Natasha Christie-Miller

CEO
EMAP

Natasha Christie-Miller has led the transformation of EMAP from an ad-reliant traditional B2B publisher into a thriving and innovation multi-channel content business. Appointed CEO of EMAP in 2010, previous roles include senior management positions at consumer brands such as Elle, Red and the Emap parenting portfolio, Publishing Director of Drapers, the fashion industry bible at Emap B2B in 2005, and Managing Director for the Emap retail portfolio between 2007-10. EMAP’s 15 award-winning brands deliver essential insight and information to valuable and engaged professional communities in the UK and Middle East, through a blend of mobile, desk-top, tablet, print and face-to-face events.

Benedict Evans

Benedict Evans

Partner
Andreessen Horowitz

Benedict Evans is a Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. As a long-time mobile analyst, Mr Evans has been working in the media and technology industries for 15 years. He first entered the industry as a sell-side equity analyst for investment banks before moving on to strategy and business development roles at Orange, Channel 4 and NBC Universal. He writes about and discusses strategic and operating issues around consumer technology, ecosystems and mobile platform on his blog, and on Twitter @BenedictEvans.

Marty  Moe

Marty Moe

President
Vox Media

Marty Moe is President of Vox Media, the leading independent premium digital media company. He is responsible for the strategic direction and all editorial and advertising operations of Vox's content brands - The Verge, SB Nation, and Polygon - each a leading consumer media property in the categories of technology, sports and video gaming. He is also Co-founder of The Verge and Polygon. Previously, Mr Moe was Senior Vice President of AOL's content publishing division, where he ran the company's original news, finance, sports, and technology content offerings, as well as Weblogs, Inc., then the largest professional blog network in the US. Before joining AOL in 2001, Mr Moe served as Deputy Chief of Staff for US Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, and earlier practiced corporate law for five years at Skadden Arps in Washington, DC. He clerked on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit after graduating Magna Cum Laude from NYU School of Law, where he was Executive Editor of the NYU Law Review. 

Tim Merel

Tim Merel

Managing Director
Digi-Capital

Tim Merel is Managing Director of San Francisco based Digi-Capital (http://www.digi-capital.com/), advising mobile, games and digital companies in America, China, Japan, South Korea and Europe. As well as sell-side/buy-side M&A and management consulting, Mr Merel drives Digi-Capital’s research for mobile internet and games (http://www.digi-capital.com/reports/). His background is software engineering, law and investment banking from Yale and Sydney University.

René Rechtman

René Rechtman

Head of International
Maker Studios

René Rechtman serves as Head of International at Maker Studios, leading the company's rapidly expanding international business. Maker is the global leader in short-form online video and the largest content network on YouTube. Generating over 11 billion monthly video views, 70% of the Maker audience is outside the US. Prior to Maker, Mr Rechtman was the founder of Goviral and later CEO of AOL BeOn, where he led the global launch of the branded entertainment platform. As SVP of AOL International he was responsible for AOL Networks business outside the US. Mr Rechtman brings more than 18 years’ experience in international media and technology to Maker including three major exits. Prior to AOL, Mr Rechtman spent eight years helping to build TradeDoubler into a leading European provider of performance based marketing solutions. He holds a MSc in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Copenhagen.

Jonathan Allan

Jonathan Allan

Sales Director
Channel 4

Jonathan Allan is Channel 4’s Commercial Director and is responsible for overseeing the corporation’s entire revenue earning activity, which annually generates over £1billion. Under Mr Allan’s leadership, Channel 4 is industry leading in the delivery of commercial innovation; working with brands and agencies to adapt and evolve in the face of unprecedented technological advances. Mr Allan joined Channel 4 in July 2011 and was appointed to the executive leadership team and the Channel 4 Board in the post of Sales Director, reporting directly to the Chief Executive and becoming only the third person in the broadcaster's history to hold the position. In April 2013, Mr Allan acquired an expanded remit with responsibility for all revenue earning activity at Channel 4. Previously, Mr Allan was Managing Director for OMD UK. In this role he defined the agency's future direction and broadened its offer expanding digital capability as well as launching marketing services, data planning and creative functions. He had joined Media Agency network OMD in 1995 as a TV buyer and after a number of years running client business, he was promoted to Deputy Managing Director in 2005. Mr Allan completed an Economics degree at Newcastle University.

Christene Barberich

Christene Barberich

Editor-in-Chief and Founding Partner
Refinery29

Christene Barberich is the Editor-in-Chief and founding partner of the Webby-winning and Asme-nominated fashion and lifestyle site, Refinery29. She is also co-author of the New York Times best-selling book, Style Stalking. Prior to launching Refinery29 in 2005, she held posts at Gourmet Magazine, The Daily, and The New Yorker. Her fashion and design writing have appeared in The New York Times "T" Magazine, Travel & Leisure, New York Magazine, and Dwell among other titles. She lives in Brooklyn.

Robert Shrimsley

Robert Shrimsley

Managing Editor
FT.com

Robert Shrimsley is the Managing Editor of FT.com and an Assistant Editor of the Financial Times. He oversees the FT’s digital content output and development including interactive, data, video and social media. He writes two weekly online and newspaper columns, one for the comment page Notebook slot and another for the FT Magazine. In 2013 Mr Shrimsley was instrumental in overseeing the launch of fastFT, a new digital product providing market-moving news and views, 24-hours a day. Before that he also led the editorial team in the development of the FT web app. He is a member of the FT.com executive and product council teams, which set the direction and provide oversight on all FT product initiatives.
Mr Shrimsley joined the FT as Chief Political Correspondent in 2000 and was the News Editor before taking up his current job in 2009. Between 1989-2000, he worked at the Daily Telegraph, latterly as Chief Political Correspondent. His first role in national newspapers was as a general reporter at the Sunday Telegraph. He started his career on local papers, working on the Darlington Evening Despatch and Kentish Times. He graduated from the London School of Economics in 1985. Follow Robert Shrimsley on twitter: @robertshrimsley

Matthew Garrahan

Matthew Garrahan

Global Media Editor
Financial Times

Matthew Garrahan is the Financial Times’s Global Media Editor, overseeing coverage of the media, marketing and entertainment industries. He is based in New York. He has a track record breaking news – his recent scoop on Apple’s $3bn purchase of Dr Dre’s Beats was widely followed around the world – and also specialises in long-form pieces, features and interviews. Mr Garrahan was previously the FT’s Los Angeles correspondent, covering Hollywood, digital media and the California economy. He has written extensively on the convergence of media and the web and has also covered the growth of companies such as Netflix and YouTube. He joined the FT in 1998, first working for FT.com, then as a sports business correspondent for the newspaper, reporting from the World Cup and Olympics, before taking on the leisure industries beat, reporting on gaming, hotels, restaurants and travel.

He won the Los Angeles Press Club prize for best news story in 2008 for a scoop on Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and reached the finals of the 2010 Mirror Awards for excellence in media reporting for a piece on MySpace. In 2011, he won a Los Angeles Press Club prize for another feature on MGM, “Who killed James Bond?” and picked up another in 2013 for an investigation into the fall-out from Disney’s $4bn purchase of Marvel. Mr Garrahan is a graduate of University of Warwick, where he studied English and American literature.  Find him on Twitter at @MattGarrahan.

Henry Mance

Henry Mance

Media Correspondent
Financial Times
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Richard Waters

Richard Waters

West Coast Managing Editor
Financial Times

Richard Waters is the West Coast Managing Editor for the Financial Times. His beat covers the technology industry. Before moving to the West Coast, Mr Waters was based in the FT’s New York office for nine years. His roles there included Wall Street reporter, New York bureau chief, and the FT’s first information industries editor, overseeing global coverage of technology, telecommunications and media. Mr Waters previously worked at the FT in London where he held a number of positions, including editor of international capital markets, securities industry correspondent and accountancy and taxation correspondent. Before working for the FT, Mr Waters worked as a reporter and editor for several financial magazines. He also worked for two years at Lloyd’s Bank International. In 2004, Mr Waters was awarded Corporate Finance Reporter of the year for his coverage of Google’s IPO. He was shortlisted for the Business & Finance Reporter of the Year award at the British Press Awards in 2003 and won the award in 1992 as part of a team covering the BCCI scandal. In 1988, Mr Waters was named Accountancy Journalist of the Year.

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  • Discover what the experts think are on the media, technology and content horizons and how to maximinse these opportunities for your business
  • Hear first hand insights into strategy from digital influencers that can be immediately implemented
  • Draw lessons from peers from a range of sectors to expand your knowledge and thinking on digital media
  • Be part of the debate by participating in the mix of interactive sessions
  • Meet new contacts and cement existing business relationships with key decision makers from across the media, technology and content industries 
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Agenda - 28th Apr

  • 8:00am
    Registration and networking
  • 8:55am
    Chair’s welcome and introduction

    Richard Waters, West Coast Managing Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:00am
    Keynote

    Carlo D’Asaro Biondo, President EMEA, Strategic Relationships, Google

    Moderator: Richard Waters, West Coast Managing Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:25am
    Presentation

    Adam Bird, Leader of the Media and Entertainment Practice, EMEA, McKinsey & Company

    Moderator: Richard WatersWest Coast Managing Editor, Financial Times

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  • 9:45am
    Tech talk

    Benedict Evans, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

    Moderator: Richard Waters, West Coast Managing Editor, Financial Times
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  • 10:10am
    Presentation

    Bruce Daisley, Vice President, European Operations, Twitter

    Moderator: Richard Waters, West Coast Managing Editor, Financial Times

  • 10:30am
    Refreshments and networking
  • 10:55am
    Taking stock: Where we are with programmatic and where we are heading

    The programmatic market is evolving at a rapid pace. What are the key lessons and considerations we should not lose sight of in order to get the most out of programmatic? And what are the top trends for the year ahead that you can't afford to ignore?

    Caspar Schlickum, CEO, Xaxis EMEA

    Moderator: Richard Waters, West Coast Managing Editor, Financial Times

  • 11:15am
    Panel Debate: Rethinking the future of digital advertising

    Mobile devices, and the rise of social networks and real time bidding, are profoundly changing the dynamics of advertising. Which models will last the distance and what’s the next game-changer? Will native advertising be the death or saviour of advertising?

    Jonathan Allan, Sales Director, Channel 4

    Simon Davies, Executive Director, EMEA, Quartz

    Dominic Good, Global Advertising Strategy and Sales Director, Financial Times 

    Jed Hartman, Chief Revenue Officer, Washington Post

    Moderator: Matthew Garrahan, Global Media Editor, Financial Times

  • 11:55am
    In conversation with

    Seth Dallaire, Vice President, Global Advertising Sales, Amazon Media Group

    Moderator: Matthew Garrahan, Global Media Editor, Financial Times

  • 12:20pm
    Keynote interview: Changing advertising

    Sir Martin Sorrell will be joining us via video conference for Q&A on the following topics: Where is growth coming in advertising? Which core ideas are shaping the future of digital advertising and which online models will have staying power? How is programmatic ad-buying changing the industry? What will the ad agency of the future look like and what new genres of advertising will arise?

    Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP

  • 12:45pm
    Lunch and networking
  • 2:00pm
    In conversation with

    Stephen Nuttall, Senior Director, YouTube EMEA

    Moderator: Robert Shrimsley, Managing Editor, FT.com

  • 2:20pm
    Video
  • 2:25pm
    Panel: Online video – can media’s star continue to shine?

    As video looks set to remain as the primary channel for consuming content online, how must media businesses adapt to an increasingly educated and empowered consumer? How will social continue to influence video as a content medium? Where does growth in the video market lie and what are the means of monetisation?

    Dawn Airey, SVP EMEA, Yahoo
    Rahul Chopra, CEO, Storyful
    René Rechtman, Head of International, Maker Studios
    Daniel Toole, Executive Partner, Media and Entertainment Industry Leader, IBM Global Business Services Europe

    Moderator: Matthew Garrahan, Global Media Editor, Financial Times

  • 3:05pm
    In conversation with

    Eli Pariser, Co-founder and CEO, Upworthy

    Moderator: Matthew Garrahan, Global Media Editor, Financial Times

  • 3:25pm
    Refreshments and networking
  • 3:50pm
    Content case study I: Taking a traditional content creation company into the digital space

    Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Global CEO, FremantleMedia

    Moderator: Matthew Garrahan, Global Media Editor, Financial Times

  • 4:10pm
    Content case study II: Using content to engage fans worldwide in the brand experience

    Jen Sey, Chief Marketing Officer, the Levi's brand, Levi Strauss & Co.

    Moderator: Richard Waters, West Coast Managing Editor, Financial Times

  • 4:30pm
    Video
  • 4:35pm
    Story sharing: Innovation and the future of storytelling

    The rise of platforms and the democratisation of the web are transforming storytelling, offering countless creative opportunities. How is technology changing the way stories are created, experienced and shared? What are the secrets behind creating addictive content and generating an emotional response?

    Christene Barberich, Editor-in-Chief and Founding Partner, Refinery29
    Blathnaid Healy, UK Editor, Mashable
    Nick Perrett, Managing Director, P Ventures

    Moderator: Matthew Garrahan, Global Media Editor, Financial Times

  • 5:15pm
    Closing keynote

    Jefferson Hack, Editorial Director and Publisher, Dazed Group

    Moderator: Matthew Garrahan, Global Media Editor, Financial Times

  • 5:45pm
    Closing remarks for day one
  • 5:50pm
    Drinks reception and networking

Agenda - 29th Apr

  • 8:00am
    Registration and networking
  • 9:00am
    Chair’s welcome and introduction to day two

    Richard Waters, West Coast Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:05am
    In conversation with

    Laura Desmond, Global CEO, Starcom MediaVest Group

    Moderator: Matthew Garrahan, Global Media Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:30am
    Panel: New innovation models

    Hear the speakers talk business models for the future: What can media companies do differently in order to thrive in a digital age? What’s the biggest challenge to successful innovation today and where’s the next digital growth opportunity?

    Natasha Christie-Miller, CEO, EMAP
    Paul Keenan, CEO, Bauer Media UK
    Marty Moe, President, Vox Media

    Charles Yardley, Managing Director International and Publisher, Forbes Life, Forbes Media

    Moderator: Richard Waters, West Coast Managing Editor, Financial Times

  • 10:05am
    Fireside chat: The rise of the creative economy

    Saul Klein, Partner, Index Ventures

    Moderator: Richard Waters, West Coast Managing Editor, Financial Times

  • 10:25am
    Panel: Beyond the book – the future of publishing

    In today's world of on-demand digital media, which innovations are changing the reading experience? In what new ways is the industry engaging with readers? Should publishers and authors be thinking beyond ebooks and focus instead on producing content for games players, apps and video? 

    Chris Brookmyre, Author
    Charlie Redmayne, CEO, HarperCollins UK
    Andrew Weinstein, Vice President of Content Acquisition, Scribd

    Moderator: Henry Mance, Media Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 11:05am
    Refreshments and networking
  • 11:35am
    TV Panel: New innovation models?

    The TV market is rapidly changing with more and more platforms and technologies emerging. Which new models for innovation and collaboration can help traditional broadcasters stay competitive in this changing landscape for TV consumption? How are the dynamics between players in the ecosystem evolving and what scenarios do the panellists predict for the future of TV?

    Suranga Chandratillake, General Partner, Balderton Capital

    Mai Fyfield, Group Director of Strategy, Sky
    Ed Lee, Vice President of Content Acquisition, Roku

    Moderator: Matthew Garrahan, Global Media Editor, Financial Times

  • 12:15pm
    Video
  • 12:20pm
    Fireside chat

    With TV audiences opting for a mix of both live and on-demand options to suit their lifestyles, how can traditional broadcasters remain relevant and profitable in an increasingly hybrid and hyper-competitive market? Tim Davie shares BBC Worldwide’s plans on how developing direct-to-consumer propositions and investing in and building new transactional capabilities are key to remaining ahead of the game.

    Tim Davie, CEO, BBC Worldwide and Director, Global
    Moderator: Henry Mance, Media Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 12:40pm
    Fireside chat

    Kerry Trainor will be joining us via video conference 

    Kerry Trainor, CEO, Vimeo

    Moderator: Matthew Garrahan, Global Media Editor, Financial Times

  • 1:05pm
    Lunch and networking
  • 2:05pm
    Fireside chat

    Justin Cooke, Founder and CEO, Tunepics

    Moderator: Richard Waters, West Coast Managing Editor, Financial Times

  • 2:25pm
    Fireside chat: The sound of innovation

    Eric Wahlforss, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, SoundCloud

    Moderator: Richard Waters, West Coast Managing Editor, Financial Times

  • 2:45pm
    Video
  • 2:50pm
    Panel: Game changers – What’s the future of gaming?

    From the popularity of mobile and social games and the reinvigoration of console gaming to the emergence of virtual reality, this session will examine how the gaming world is expanding and changing shape, and where it’s heading. What are the most exciting trends and how are business models evolving?

    Tim Merel, Managing Director, Digi-Capital

    Stéphanie Perotti, Vice President, Uplay and Casual Games, Ubisoft International
    Jonathan Simpson-Bint, Chief Revenue Officer, Twitch
    Lochlainn Wilson, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, FOVE

    Moderator: Richard Waters, West Coast Managing Editor, Financial Times

  • 3:30pm
    Closing keynote: The next wave of media

    From artificial intelligence to wearable tech to summarisation, Nick D'Aloisio will join us via video conference to share his insights on how these technologies are transforming the media landscape.

    Nick D'Aloisio, Product Manager, Yahoo News Digest; Founder, Summly

    Moderator: Robert Shrimsley, Managing Editor, FT.com

  • 4:00pm
    Chair’s closing remarks and close of conference

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Lead sponsor (1)

Xaxis is a global digital media platform that programmatically connects advertisers and publishers to audiences across all addressable channels. Xaxis combines proprietary technology, unique data assets and exclusive media relationships with the brightest team of audience analysts, data scientists and software engineers. Advertisers working with Xaxis achieve higher ROI from digital marketing campaigns. Xaxis works with over 2,700 clients across 40 markets in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East. 

Associate sponsor (1)

IBM brings business insight, advanced research and powerful technologies to the media and entertainment industry - adding new intelligence and innovation to an industry undergoing digital transformation. Visit www.ibm.com/media

IBM is a global technology and innovation company headquartered in Armonk, NY. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 400,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management; and the world's most advanced servers and supercomputers. Utilizing its business consulting, technology and R&D expertise, IBM helps clients become "smarter" as the planet becomes more digitally interconnected.

Knowledge partner (1)

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm, deeply committed to helping institutions in the private, public and social sectors achieve lasting success. For over eight decades, our primary objective has been to serve as our clients' most trusted external advisor. With consultants in more than 100 offices in 52 countries, across industries and functions, we bring unparalleled expertise to clients anywhere in the world. We work closely with teams at all levels of an organization to shape winning strategies, mobilize for change, build capabilities and drive successful execution.

Supporting Partners (7)

ScribbleLive is the provider of the world’s leading complete content marketing and live publishing software platform powered by big data. The all-in-one SaaS solution combines predictive analytics with content planning, creation, and distribution technologies to deliver optimized business results. ScribbleLive is used by over 500 enterprises including large global brands such as Red Bull, Bayer, Ferrari, CNN, Sky News, and Yahoo!. 

Smartology provides a key distribution channel for global brands to disseminate their content and thought leadership across premium media owner sites according to relevancy. Smartology was founded in 2010 in London and has now launched a presence in both the US and Asia.

Having run campaigns for over 30 of the world’s largest brands across over 10 premium global media owner sites, Smartology's content marketing platform, SmartMatch, breaks new ground by offering global advertisers the opportunity to house their content within hundreds of branded ad units. The content is semantically profiled and the ad units are then dynamically served alongside premium media owners’ articles. This has resulted in record engagement and click through rates for branded editorial, white papers and video content.

Euronews is Europe’s leading international news channel and a full multimedia news hubEuronews broadcasts 24/7 in 13 languages - Arabic, English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Ukrainian - reaching 420 million households in 156 countries, and delivers a complete range of digital products.

Digital TV Europe is firmly established as the leading title covering the pay TV industry and the business of content delivery across all platforms. For over 30 years, it has remained the top information choice for senior management and executives working across all parts of the video distribution value chain.

Videonet gives platform operators, media groups and channel owners information and analysis that helps them transform themselves for the connected era. We are focused on the push towards any-screen TV, virtualized operations, data-driven advertising, programmatic trading, more HTTP streaming, immersive television and more personalized TV experiences, highlighting trends and best practice in an era of unprecedented disruption and new opportunities. We deliver our insights through a regular newsletter, special reports and webcasts.

Advanced Television is firmly established as Europe's leading source for online news, features and analysis for the broadband media industry.

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