IABM Executive Summit Series

Our Executive Summit series bring together the most influential and visionary thought leaders from broadcast and media companies and the world’s best technology suppliers to collaborate and discuss key trends, opportunities and disruptors in an open, non-commercial forum.

These events are free to attend for IABM Members and includes networking events where you can enjoy drinks and discussion with your peers.

For sponsorship enquiries, please contact marketing@theiabm.org


You can view all previous Executive Summit presentations and videos from our events in Amsterdam, LA, Dubai and New York by clicking the link below.

Session videos from Cologne will be available soon...

Upcoming Executive Summits

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June 17th 2019 (2pm - 5pm)

Cassia 3211 & 3212, Level 3, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands

New Markets – New Business Opportunities

Is broadcast dead? Certainly not! However, as networking everywhere has changed the landscape of A/V, other verticals are increasingly relying on quality video as a key element of their business. Tapping into different types of consumption, new products, customers or occasions creates a great opportunity for vibrant, long-term growth. Addressing these markets generates additional sources of revenue, bolsters your company’s presence and keeps your competitors on the defensive.

This IABM Executive Summit examines the dynamics of various markets such as events, eSports, education, corporate, board rooms, House of Worship and higher end social media, and looks at how to grow your business via these new business opportunities.


The Business of Broadcast & Media Global Trends – Focus on APAC
Peter White, CEO, IABM

This session will start with a presentation that delves deeper into the regional trends of the APAC broadcast and media market to provide attendees with valuable and specific information on this geography. The presentation will discuss the latest regional developments in this market as well as provide useful information for entering it.

As media companies continue to roll out digital offerings, the need for efficient and effective content supply chains has never been so high. Powered by IABM’s data-driven insights on the business of media technology, this presentation will then focus on the changing dynamics of the sector and, particularly, the adoption of the cloud in the industry.

Customer Experience + IOT = Pay-TV Operator Success
Olivier Jorda, Global Media & Entertainment Director - Industry Solution Group, Oracle

Can pay TV providers really compete and win against the more nimble, over-the-top (OTT) content providers such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video? Yes, they can. But to do so, they must focus on customer experience. We will discuss how combining emerging technologies such as IOT, AI, mobile, chatbot, and remote video support with modern digital customer management can deliver the next generation capabilities of digital home services to improve customer experience while reducing cost-to-serve.

Panel – new markets
Featuring BFE, Dell, plus more TBC

​Our Panelists will discuss how they are taking advantage of new markets and how to their businesses are adapting and growing via these new business opportunities.

How to create new revenue opportunities by transforming your content supply chain 
Bea Alonso, Director of Global Product Marketing, Ooyala

This Case Study Presentation will highlight how, Australian, EnhanceTV are leveraging video technologies and video strategies to increase their subscriber reach as well as providing a public service.

UHD / HDR in the ASAEN region and what opportunities that will give broadcasters / Media operations
Dennis Breckenridge, CEO, Elevate Broadcast

Viewers are seeking a broadcast experience which more closely emulates the real world. Broadcast Manufactures have improved picture quality changing analogue to digital. We also have seen increased resolutions however there is still be a missing element. The missing element, realistic colour and contrast which better emulates the human eye. Broadcast technology and displays have limited colour and contrast ranges based on transmission technologies which have gone largely unchanged since the 1950’s.

Today however this has changed and there is opportunity to harness High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Colour Gamut (WCG) on existing SDR transmission and HDR transmissions. Utilizing SL-HDR1 incorporating both static and dynamic metadata it is possible in both UHD and HD to deliver a single SDR signal and view on SDR as well as reconstruct full HDR for HDR devices. The single signal allows particularly Asian Broadcasters in HD to deliver the richest colours and highest contrast video to their viewers without increasing transmission costs. This efficient delivery enables broadcasters to deploy HDR today.

Fireside chat with Unmish Parthasarathi, Founder, Picture Board

In this fireside chat, Unmish will discuss how to Monetize digital IP across Sport, Entertainment & Gaming and his work with startups in VideoTech, eSports & SportsData

Case Study: Enabling a world-first: 6K tiled 360- degree live sports streaming success
Sven Bolthausen, VP of Sales for North and South East Asia, MediaKind

MediaKind, in collaboration with Deutsche Telekom (DT), Tiledmedia and Magnum Film, streamed the world’s first multi-channel 6K 360° video production of a basketball match between Telekom Baskets Bonn and EWE Baskets Oldenburg from the Telekom Dome in Germany. In a project commissioned by DT, the 360° video was streamed live to DT’s Magenta VR consumer app at 6K resolution, pushing the boundaries of live sports viewing.

Customer Panel

  • Vanessa Radd Ching, Brand Engineer (Geospatial & Data: Industry Development Division), GeoWorks and Founder, XR Alliance
  • John Wigglesworth, Consultant
  • Unmish Parthasarathi, Founder, Picture Board
  • Mark Laudi, Managing Director, Hong Bao Media

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Transport will be provided to delegates who have registered for The ConnecTechAsia – IABM VIP Networking Event which is taking place on Monday 17 June 2019 (6pm - 8pm) Screening Room, 12 Ann Siang Rd, Singapore, 069692.


July 11th 2019 (1pm - 5pm)

Clayton Hotel, Chiswick

Business Transformation - Embracing SaaS

Changing market dynamics driven by the digital revolution are fundamentally rewriting the way we do business, technology choices, and working practices. To succeed today, we need to think and act differently across every aspect of what we do – transforming our businesses.

That’s why IABM is hosting a series of Executive Summits on Business Transformation – each drilling down into a key element - to arm members with the strategies they need to navigate this change successfully across every aspect of their business.

In this Summit, we are taking an in-depth look at the move to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business models. SaaS has major implications across the organisation, from R&D and product lifecycle management to finance, sales and marketing.

The Summit will open with a keynote speech, backed up by in-depth research from IABM’s Business Intelligence Unit. A panel debate follows, with delegates encouraged to join the conversation.

Book now to ensure your place and be part of the revolution – not a victim of it! 

This event will incorporate IABM's AGM.

IABM AGM - 1.30pm - 2pm
Executive Summit - 2pm - 5pm

14.00      Welcome and setting the scene
Darren Whitehead, Director of Business Development, IABM

14.10      Broadcast & Media Technology Transformation: Facts & Figures
Lorenzo Zanni, Research Analyst, IABM

This presentation will discuss the most recent trends in the global broadcast and media industry. As media companies continue to roll out digital offerings, the need for efficient and effective content supply chains has never been so high. Powered by IABM’s data-driven insights on the business of media technology, this presentation will focus on the transformation many supplier companies are going through, including its origin as well as its business and financial implications.

14.30      Keynote: Business Transformation - Embracing SaaS
Scott Puopolo, CEO, Telestream

Scott will discuss the business, technical and organisational issues that must be addressed by equipment vendors as they transform their business from a product supply model to a SaaS model, and how Telestream is responding to requests from customers to support this business model.

Having already lived through the transformation to a SaaS model in the Telecom business, Scott is uniquely placed to highlight the challenges, issues and potential benefits for both vendors and customers in the Media business

15.00            Saas Vendor Panel Debate
Mike Ward, Singular.Live
Chris Clarke, Cerberus
Alan Pimm, MediaSaaS

Chair - Darren Whitehead, Director of Business Development, IABM

An expert panel of IABM member vendors will be debating questions such as What is a real SaaS Solution?’ and ‘How do you get a real SaaS mode?l’.

15.40       Saas Customer Case Study

16.00       Industry Collaboration & Artificial Intelligence
John Ive, Director Strategic Insight, IABM

In a ground-breaking project, IABM is bringing together the combined wisdom of the user community, suppliers and specialists to participate in a collaborative project around Artificial Intelligence. Artificial Intelligence has already demonstrated its potential to transform broadcast and media operations in many areas and there is so much more to come. The aims and objectives of the project will be presented, and attendees an opportunity to give feedback and contribute to the project

16.15      Understanding the Buyer Panel Session
John Ive, Director Strategic Insight, IABM

Hear from 4 key technology buyers on stage about their future projects, technology needs and the issues they are facing whilst the industry experiences unprecedented transformation and ever-evolving consumer demand for content. Session sponsored by Exponential-e

16.55      Summary and close
Darren Whitehead, Director of Business Development, IABM

17.00      Networking Drinks Reception

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October 4th 2019

Venue and agenda/theme will be announced shortly

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