Keynote speakers at IBC will run a gamut from traditional broadcast executives and other familiar faces to newcomers from still emerging corners of the media ecosystem like voice assistance and advocates of “planet-centric design” philosophy. Here’s who you can see, and what they’ll be talking about.
David Abraham, the former chief executive of Channel 4 and founder of Wonderhood Studios, will discuss new business models for premium content on Friday, September 14 at 5:30 p.m. in a session titled “Content Creation and Funding Embraces the Multiplatform World.”
Max Amordeluso, the lead evangelist for Amazon’s Alexa in the EU, will discuss ways content creators can “Give Your Vision a Voice” in a Trailblazer Keynote set for Thursday, September 13 at 6 p.m.
Impossible.com co-founders Lily Cole and Kwame Ferreira will speak on using technology to make sustainable, planet-centric design decisions that are socially and environmentally friendly in the Innovation Keynote, “Tackling the Impossible,” beginning Monday, September 17, at 9:30 a.m.
Tim Davie, the CEO of BBC Studios, will describe the BBC’s efforts to meet the challenges posed by entities like Netflix and Amazon — sometimes rivals, other times partners — by focusing on high-quality production and distribution through both co-owned and third-party platforms in the IBC Opening Keynote, “Cutting Through: How BBC Studios Views the New World of Content.”
Viacom Digital Studios President Kelly Day, formerly of Awesomeness, will be on hand to discuss the recently launched Viacom division that targets a new generation through social media and mobile platforms in the Mastermind Keynote, “Get Shorty: How Iconic TV Brands Can Be Re-Cast for Social and Mobile-First Audiences,” on Saturday, September 15, at 12:30 p.m.
YouTube Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan will bring an online video maven’s perspective to the question of next-generation television, looking at how new technological developments can help broadcasters find audiences in the Visionary Keynote, “Experience the Future of Entertainment,” slated for Friday, September 14, at 1:45 p.m.
Discovery Networks International President and CEO Jean-Briac Perrette will look at how Discovery is serving its many markets worldwide in the New Discovery Keynote, “Engaging Fans on a Global Scale,” transpiring Thursday, September 13, at 11:45 a.m.
ITV’s head of diversity, Ade Rawcliffe, will review her work at ITV (and, before that, at Channel 4) on diversity related issues and its benefits in conversation with BBC journalist Kate Russell at the Pioneer Keynote that bears Rawcliffe’s name.
And Viacom CTO David Kline, Eluvio co-founder and CEO Michelle Munson, and Alpha Networks founder and CEO and media and technology consultant Seth Shapiro will join forces for IBC’s “end keynote panel,” titled “New. Now. Next: The Definitive Roadmap.” Starting on Monday, September 19 at 5 p.m., they will review what transpired at IBC 2018 and try to sort out the signal from the noise when it comes to trends that will help attendees plan for 2019.
For more information, visit IBC 2018’s official speakers page.