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IBC Changemakers preview

Part two of our guide to the speakers and sessions of note at IBC2023 focuses on the IBC Changemakers Programme, which returns after a successful launch in 2022

Highlighting the People and Purpose content pillar in 2023 will be the free-to-attend IBC Changemakers Programme, which returns to the Forum on the 17th and 18th of September after a highly successful debut at the 2022 show. The programme brings together organisations, individuals and initiatives that are “changing the industry culture and pushing the boundaries of creativity and technology”. 

Sessions will be delivered by organisations such as RISE, Soho Media Club, Women in Immersive Tech, and Albert, and address topics such as gender equality in broadcasting, advancing sustainability, and inclusive tech.  

The IBC Social Impact Awards will also be part of the Changemakers Programme.

The Changemakers keynote address will be provided by Akwasi Ansah, founder and creative director, Omroep ZWART – the first intrinsically inclusive TV broadcasting station in The Netherlands – where he will share his personal story and vision for a digital-first landscape that is equitable, inclusive and accessible. 

Other Changemakers speakers include: Alexandra Hussenot, CEO, Immersionn, and UK lead at Women in Immersive Technologies; Jabbar Sardar, global HR director at BBC Studios; Paul Pastor, chief business officer and co-founder, Quickplay; and Sasha Scott, head of transformation services, EBU.


The Changemakers Podcast series is running ahead of the show, hosted by journalist Nadira Tudor who is conducting a series of interviews that initiate essential conversations and spread awareness about critical cultural developments in technology and M&E. Guests include:

  • Asif Sadiq, chief global diversity, equity and inclusion officer at Warner Bros Discovery
  • Kamal Ahmed, editor-in-chief and co-founder at The News Movement
  • Lisa Kelly, head of content innovation & development at BBC Children in Need
  • Victoria Murovana, chief editor/kids content producer at UA:PBC Suspilne, Ukraine.

“At IBC2023, we want to play our role in driving positive change across the media, entertainment and technology community. The Changemakers sessions enable the IBC community to learn from people who are pioneering best practice in these areas,” explains IBC’s head of content, Jaisica Lapsiwala. “Through all the content running across IBC 2023, we aim to deliver insights and energise the market, sparking conversations, shifting perceptions and changing expectations.”

There is plenty of insight and inspiration on offer to media professionals of all distinctions at IBC2023. For more information about the Changemakers Programme and to register for this year’s show, visit the IBC website