IBC is a busy place: meetings, presentations, conference sessions, trends, opinions and a huge amount of new kit. Walking the RAI halls can be a challenge in itself, but IBC has the perfect solution: attend the IBC Wrap-Up session and achieve an immediate short-cut to understanding
what IBC2016 has discussed, and establish what the hot topics were and how the industry is preparing for 2017.
Chairman John Ive (technologist and MD at Ive Tech Media) is perfectly able to bring out the best from his fellow expert panelists, most of whom are absolute IBC regulars. Elisabetta Romano is
VP/head of TV and media at Ericsson. She is responsible for the TV and media solution area, covering strategy, portfolio, sales and business growth as the industry emerges into the internet
era of television.
Simon Fell is another hugely skilled guest: an ex-ITV R&D staffer, and since 2006 director of technology and innovation at the EBU.
Tom Griffiths is director of broadcast and distribution technology at ITV, and leads ITV’s in-house team looking after their broadcast, transmission and content distribution services, as well as the technology developments delivered by ITV’s Broadcast managed service providers. This includes air time sales, rights management, linear and non-linear content scheduling and IP streaming and VoD content delivery.
Californian Tony Emerson (Worldwide MD/Media & Cable at Microsoft) completes the line-up. A veteran of Microsoft since 2000, he was appointed Industry Solutions manager for Media & Cable in 2011 and succeeded to the MD role in 2013. He has a broad background in media/broadcasting having previously worked at KCSM-TV in California and as a founding employee of the Stanford University Television network.