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, New York and Cologne by clicking the link below.

Session videos from Singapore will be available soon...

Upcoming Executive Summits

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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

13.30      IABM AGM and announcement of new IABM Board

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 model?’.

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

Kindly sponsored by

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