BBC Studios Chief Executive Tim Davie, Discovery Networks International President and Chief Executive Jean-Briac ‘JB’ Perrette and YouTube Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan are to deliver keynotes at the IBC2018 Conference.

This year’s event will also include a new Global Gamechangers stage featuring some of the biggest names in business, digital, creative, transformation and news.

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The inaugural Global Gamechangers on Thursday 13 September will include host Lindsay Pattison, Chief Transformation Officer, GroupM and WPP Global, Jette Nygaard-Andersen, EVP, CEO of MTG International Entertainment and MTGx Digital Video Content at Modern Times Group (MTG), Lisa Tobin, Executive Producer, Audio at The New York Times and Mohamed Abuagla, CIO and CTO at Al Jazeera.

Keith Underwood

Keith Underwood

Tim Davie will take the opening IBC Conference Keynote on Thursday 13 September and Jean-Briac ‘JB’ Perrette, President and CEO, Discovery Networks International (DNI), will keynote ahead of the afternoon’s Global Gamechangers on the same day. Neil Mohan kicks-off the afternoon Conference sessions on Friday 14 September and his keynote also heralds the start of IBC2018 Exhibition.

Keith Underwood, Channel 4 Chief Operating Officer and Chair of the IBC2018 Content Steering Group, said: “We’re delighted to confirm that these outstanding executives have committed to speak at IBC in September.

“Their thought leadership and global experience will give rise to unparalleled insights on the most pressing issues facing the media industry.”

Tim Davie

Tim Davie

Tim Davie has been CEO of the newly-formed BBC Studios (formerly BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios) since its launch earlier this month. With integrated programme production, sales and distribution in a single offering, BBC Studios is now in line with many major global players.

JB Perette

JB Perrette


JB
Perrette oversees and sets the strategy for all of Discovery’s business outside the United States. He returns to the IBC Conference Keynote stage to discuss what has happened in the three years since his last appearance, during which time, Discovery has strengthened its presence in key markets through numerous transactions including the acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive (now Discovery Inc), and Eurosport.

 

Neal Mohan

Neal Mohan

Neal Mohan is responsible for all YouTube products globally across every device and platform. He will share insights into the future of entertainment and the ways that technology can help broadcasters reach more people in new ways. He will discuss the next era of television, when the power of online video, cutting edge hardware and innovative software have aligned to give audiences a seamless, interactive and immersive entertainment experience.

Lindsay Pattison

Lindsay Pattison

Global Gamechangers invites creative minds and business influencers to the stage to give a big picture view.

These sessions will start right after the opening keynote with Business by Lindsay Pattison, the first Chief Transformation Officer, for both GroupM and WPP Global.

Pattison is leading change programmes to support group and agency structures, talent and leadership development, and culture and diversity. At WPP, she oversees 50 global client teams and helps the company deliver on its core strategic priority of horizontality.

This will be followed by the Digital Global Gamechangers session with Jette Nygaard-Andersen, who will talk about MTG’s investment in digital platforms and the behavior of the biggest disrupters to the TV industry, the Millennials and Gen Z’s, tracing their consumption patterns and ways of watching video.

Lisa Tobin

Lisa Tobin

Other Global Gamechangers will be on Creative and Transformation and concludes with News, where we will hear from Lisa Tobin, who is the editor on The Daily, a news podcast produced five days a week, which draws on the intellectual resources of The New York Times’ newsroom.

She will be joined by Mohamed Abuagla, CIO/CTO and Executive Director for Technology and Operations at Al Jazeera Media Network, where he guides the strategies and support services for the network covering ten channels and over 70 locations worldwide.

These speakers will discuss what’s happening in news; the shape and feel for the modern studio, reporting in the field and the opportunities and challenges they face from fake news, start-ups and the consumer reporter.

The IBC Conference, held at RAI Amsterdam, will take place Thursday 13 to Monday 17 September. Register your interest in attending.