What’s your typical IBC routine: what are you there to see/learn, who are you there to meet?
Every year is different, depending on the priorities: attending conferences where possible, catching up with key suppliers and partners to discuss specific projects and technology purchases for the coming year as well as keeping time free to wander the halls to find new tech and innovations. This year will have a focus on virtual studio production innovation and further enhancements to dock10’s remote post workflows, but there is always a wider list of things to progress and explore. There’s so much to cover that a number of the dock10 team attend each year, with the evenings spent catching up and sharing what we’ve seen with each other together with colleagues and friends from the wider industry.
Why is IBC important to you in a professional capacity, and how does the show compare to others on the calendar?
Attending IBC enables me to stay up-to-date with our rapidly and ever evolving industry, gaining valuable knowledge about new technologies, strategies, and market developments as well as being a fantastic opportunity to catch up with and establish new connections with peers, clients and partners.
In terms of how IBC compares to other shows on the calendar, it is definitely one of the most prominent and influential events in the broadcasting and media industry as its strength lies in its deep industry knowledge, specific focus on broadcasting and media, and its ability to bring together professionals from around the world to discuss and explore the latest developments in the field.
What are you most looking forward to at IBC 2023?
Well, aside from the amazing technological advances and industry insights, I’m most looking forward to the energy and buzz surrounding the show, as well as a drink or two with friends at the Beach!