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Transformation, growth and reinvention on the IBC Leaders’ Summit agenda

15 June 2017
Transformation, growth and reinvention on the IBC Leaders’ Summit agenda

The IBC2017 Leaders’ Summit, an invitation-only event in partnership with the City of Amsterdam and IBM Global Business Services for broadcast, telco, media and entertainment industry leaders, will focus on how businesses are transforming for the future, where speed and agility are two key components to any forward-thinking strategy.

A prestigious line-up of speakers has been assembled to explore the theme of ‘Informing the Future’ at this year’s Summit, including Carsten Schmidt, CEO, Sky Deutschland who will discuss the current and future face of the company’s business and give an exclusive insight into Sky Deutschland’s co-produced drama Babylon Berlin, the most expensive non-English-language drama series ever made.

William Lewis, former Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Telegraph and now CEO of Dow Jones, will set out his vision for the future of news with Tony Maddox, Head of CNN International, as part of the Creation, Consumption & Corruption: The New Architecture of News panel. For Lewis, who is responsible for everything from the Wall Street Journal to US business magazine Barron’s, the importance of real, properly researched and authenticated news has never been greater with the rise of fake news and ‘alternative facts’.

Wim Ponnet, Group Director Strategy and Commercial Development, EndemolShineGroup and Aksel Van der Wal, EVP Digital Ventures & Innovation, International, for Turner will also join the line-up to discuss “How to Engage with Gen Z Audiences”.

Sponsored by Aspera, HGST, Prime Focus and Sony, the IBC Leaders’ Summit blends penetrating insights from influential speakers and facilitated networking along with independent and exclusive research provided by IBC’s research partner IBM GBS.

IBM GBS is reprising its role as IBC’s research partner and will present valuable new findings at the IBC Leaders’ Summit.

Daniel Toole, Executive Partner, Media and Entertainment Industry Leader, IBM GBS, said: “IBM provides the IBC Leaders’ Summit with consumer insight, strategic business analysis and technology trends. We also bring unique research and qualitative analysis through the knowledge and personal experience gleaned from CEOs across the world, which will inform and inspire future technological and strategic developments.”

Designed specifically to bring together the most influential and visionary people at the top of the industry, the IBC Leaders’ Summit provides a programme that facilitates high-powered discussion and lively debate. It takes place behind closed doors, allowing delegates to speak their minds, address the issues and highlight their concerns in an open and inspiring environment.

This two-day event is held in Amsterdam on 14-15 September 2017.

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