IABM at IBC 2019
IABM Opening Keynote Executive Session
Seeing clearly in the cloud – strategies for business transformation
Friday 13 September
Breakfast served from 7.15am - 7.45am
Session from 7.45am - 8.45am
The broadcast and media industry is at the tipping point of its transformation to an on-demand, data-driven world with the cloud at its heart. It’s disrupting every level of our industry – people, technology and business practices.
The journey to the cloud can be complex and full of obstacles, requiring media companies and tech vendors to transform together to address a whole new range of business and technology challenges, from the move to consumption-based models to the adoption of multi-cloud (including on-prem) workflows and machine learning.
Powered by IABM’s data-driven insights on the business of media technology, this session will explore the challenges and opportunities of transformation to a cloud media ecosystem through a lively debate between proponents of cloud everywhere and those yet to be convinced.
Head of M&E Global Partnerships and Alliances
Bhavik is responsible for the global Media & Entertainment partner strategy at AWS, building-out the broadest set of solution and engagement options for content owners, broadcasters, pay TV service providers, production and facilities companies globally.
His engagement with industry-specific technology and consulting partners, as well as end-user customers help create solutions that enable cloud-based mission-critical workloads in Post, Live Production, Supply Chain, MAM/Archive, and Distribution.
For over 20 years, Bhavik has worked in technology and communications with a focus on cloud computing for the last 10. Since starting his career in product management at HP in Scotland, Bhavik has held a variety of sales engineering, business development and product marketing roles at leading technology companies, including HP, Agilent, Aspera (acquired by IBM), Reliance Communications and now Amazon Web Services (AWS). Prior to joining AWS in 2012, Bhavik was the Director of Cloud Services & Partnerships at Aspera where he managed partner/alliance relationships and help found Aspera’s cloud services business unit.
Bhavik holds a B.Eng (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and an MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
Head of UK Operations
Morwen leads the technical and studio teams of BBC News, managing multi-million-pound budgets. She is responsible for creative technical news gathering for stories as well as all news studios production in London and Salford at MediaCity and heads a team of more than 700 people.
She has been a journalist for more than 30 years. Previously she was BBC News’s Deputy UK Editor and led on major special events in the UK and has worked in BBC regions in London and Manchester gathering and outputting their nightly news.
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand
Tim was appointed President of Grass Valley in January 2018 and is responsible for all worldwide operations. Tim comes to Grass Valley following a successful career in the Belden Broadcast and AV business as well as the Industrial Cable business. He leverages his varied experiences to deliver increased value for customers and partners. Tim joined Belden in 2011 and held roles in various business units starting with the Enterprise Connectivity platform.
He led the global Broadcast AV Cable business as vice president/general manager and, most recently, served in the same role for the global Industrial Cable business. Throughout his time with Belden, he’s led numerous M &A projects, integrations and cross-business initiatives. Before joining Belden, Tim developed his finance and accounting background managing finance functions and forecasting/reporting for large, diverse businesses. Tim holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Accounting from Ball State University - Miller College of Business.
Chief Technology Officer Media and Technology Services Global
David Kline is Viacom’s Chief Technology Officer. He provides strategic leadership for the company’s technology infrastructure and oversees Viacom’s Online Central Platform Technology and Interactive Services, Content Creation and Distribution Technology, Application Development and Information Security and Compliance.
During Kline’s eight years with Viacom, he has led several successful initiatives including consolidating technology services across the organization to increase efficiency globally; implementing many core ERP systems such as SAP; driving innovation and efficiency across all aspects of technology to distribute our world-class content; and building the foundations of our business to consumer services and internal technology systems. All the while, Kline has developed and promoted a strong, diverse team of talented people to sustain these important goals and initiatives.
Kline joined the company in November 2010 after three years at Discovery Communications, where he had most recently served as Executive Vice President of Technology and CTO. Prior to Discovery, Kline held senior technology roles at Rainbow Media, a unit of Cablevision Systems, for nearly 10 years.
Viacom creates entertainment experiences that drive conversation and culture around the world. Through television, film, digital media, live events, merchandise and solutions, our brands connect with diverse, young and young at heart audiences in more than 180 countries.
Rob is a consultant, industry analyst, writer and technologist providing strategic advice and content creation to broadcast and media companies, technology vendors and industry associations.
Rob has expert knowledge of media business systems and the content supply chain – ranging from scheduling and rights management through to content operations, media asset management and workflow. He’s focused on the transformative impact of cloud and data analytics on the media technology landscape.
He has extensive international experience, working directly with media companies and vendors in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and North America. Rob holds an MBA with Distinction from Imperial College, London.
He’s an active speaker and presenter on media and entertainment industry trends – including at IBC, NAB, BVE, MediaTech 360, MESA Europe and Frankfurt Book Fair.
SPECIAL REPORT - IBC 2019
A Special Data Driven Industry Analysis
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This report, which will be FREE to access, aims to give users a strategic analysis of the broadcast and media industry, identifying the key trends driving change in the sector ahead of IBC 2019.
Our world class Insight & Analysis team will provide a variety of information, including major trends in broadcast and media, financial indicators and technology adoption trackers to give a comprehensive overview of the state of the industry.
The report will be released prior to the show, to make sure you are the first to see the data, complete the short form available here and we will send you the link once the report is completed.
Future Trends Theatre
Daily throughout the show
The Future Zone
Open to all visitors to IBC, the IABM Future Trends Theatres host a packed programme of presentations that explore up-and-coming technology and business trends and how they will segue from today’s environment. They are designed to give attendees an understanding of how new technologies can enable business plans now, rather than being dismissed as way-out ideas and possible hype waiting to find practical use cases.
The submission deadline for presentations has now closed and the full programme will be announced in the next few days.
Future Zone Launch Party
Friday 13th September
5.00pm - 7.00pm
Future Zone (Park foyer outside of Hall 8)
An ideal opportunity to network with colleagues, competitors, visitors and the wider Broadcast and Media Technology industry in a fun and relaxing environment where you
can exchange views and ideas at the end of the first day of the show.
This free event for IABM Members is the only after hours networking event at IBC2019 on Friday evening that will be attended by an international guest list from the broadcast industry.
IABM BaM Awards® Party
Saturday 14th September
Drinks & Canapes Reception from 6-7pm at the IBC Executive Lounge
BaM Awards Ceremony 7-8pm located at the Forum
This is the only event during IBC where you will see the top innovations from the show in one place.
Don’t miss this key after show networking event, Register to obtain your golden ticket and be the first to congratulate the winners of our BaM Awards™
Breaking away from outdated, hardware-centric industry models, the BaM Awards® categories are based on IABM’s industry model, the BaM Content Chain®: from Creator to Consumer. The BaM™ Content Chain describes the industry in the same way that broadcast and media companies themselves think, using the same terminology.
THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES HAS NOW PASSED
The shortlist will be announced on Wednesday 21 August 2019.
IBC Conference Session - The AI/ML effect
Tuesday 17 September
12.00 - 12.45
This session will examine the drivers behind the growth of AI/ML in content preparation and management as we move into a multi-platform world, with its compelling requirement for greater efficiency, speed, and agility. The focus will be on the strategic and practical implications of AI/ML adoption at the intersection of content and technology, from the automation of routine workflows in managing content to the deployment of cloud-based technology. Opening with a brief overview of the growth of AI/ML based on research data, the session will then feature case studies from two major proponents of AI/ML, and conclude with a short panel discussion.
Lorenzo Zanni, Head of Insight & Analysis - IABM
Léonard Bouchet, Head of Data and Archives - RTS Radio Télévision Suisse
Carlos Octavio, Director Architecture and Business Partnership - TV Globo
Resources exclusively available to ensure IABM members get the most out of attending IBC 2019
We will have 2 small meeting rooms available to hire by the hour free of charge. Booking for these will open 48 hours before the show, please click here to register your interest.
We also have a large meeting room which holds up to 26 people available on an hourly basis. To find out more, click here and email us.
If you are looking for a meeting room for the duration of the show then we have 2 rooms left which are 5m x 5m (holds between 8 - 10 people) and 1 room left that is a 3m x 3m (holds between 5 - 6 people). To find out more, please click here.
We appreciate the challenge of ensuring your brand is seen by the right people, in the right place at the right time during a busy show like IBC.
Budgets are constantly being squeezed and rightly or wrongly, it is often the marketing budget that feels this first!
To help you stand out from the crowd, we have created a series of brand enhancement opportunities to help you maximise your attendance at IBC in September.
Located in Hall 8 and on Level 2 in Hall 4, our member lounges are the perfect place to come and take a break from the show floor, meet clients, catch up on emails and conduct meetings in a secluded and quiet area. Drinks and refreshments are available to purchase.
Free seating and Wi-Fi is available in both lounges and in the Hall 4 lounge we have meeting rooms available to book by the hour or for the duration of the show (see above for further details or email us to find out more).
IABM TV will be very active throughout the show filming panel discussions, 1-1 pieces to camera and interviews from the show floor alongside 1-1 interviews in our dedicated TV studio. These opportunities are available to IABM members free of charge as part of their membership.
The schedule is now full, to be added onto a waiting list, please click here to email us your details and if a slot becomes available then we will let you know.
See what we did last year in our IBC 2018 Highlight video: