After the main IBC Conference, the free-to-attend Changemaker programme at IBC2023 starts on 17 September in the Forum and runs for two days. 

Changemakers focuses on People and Purpose, putting a spotlight on trailblazing organisations, initiatives, and individuals who are changing the culture of our industry and pushing the boundaries of creativity and technology. 

There’s a powerful line-up of stories at IBC, spanning equity, inclusion and sustainability. On 17 September, these include:

Inclusive Tech: Vision 2030

A conversation on inclusive technology featuring Sasha Scott, Head of Transformation Services, EBU and Soumya Sriraman, President of Streaming, Qurate Retail Group. (10.00-10.45)

The Creative Centipede with an Inclusive Soul

A talk by Akwasi Ansah, Founder and Creative Director of Omroep ZWART, the first intrinsically inclusive TV broadcasting station in The Netherlands. (11.00-11.30)

In Conversation with Jabbar Sardar: Putting people first

BBC Studio’s global HR director reveals how the company puts its people first and empowers employees. (11.45-12.15)

Delving Deeper: Will AI help us solve humanity’s biggest challenges?

Dex Hunter-Torricke, Head of Global Communications & Marketing for Google Deepmind outlines the state of play in AI today and explores how AI breakthroughs can be achieved in an ethical way to benefit us all. (13.00-13.30)

Tech for Good: Digital ethics and responsible AI

An all-women power panel - with guests including Kylee Peña, Product Marketing Manager, Pro Editorial, Adobe - will look at the opportunities and limitations of AI and discuss solutions to potential flaws. (13.45-14.30)

RISE shortlist and IBC2023 Social Impact Awards

The first day of the Changemaker programme closes with the reveal of the RISE Awards shortlist (14.45-15.15), an LGBTQ+ panel afternoon tea (15.30-16.15) and the IBC2023 Social Impact Awards (16.30-17.45).



Juat some of the sperakers taking part in the Changemaker Programme at IBC2023.

On 18 September, day two of the Changemaker programme continues with:

Networking breakfast: A spotlight on the importance of allyship and how to make it happen

A brunch with purpose hosted by GALSNGEAR, Women in Streaming Media and Rise. (10.00-11.00)

In Conversation with Wincie Knight, Paramount: Committing to inclusion: How to keep the momentum going?

Paramount Global’s Wincie Knight shares her thoughts on the power of weaving inclusion and belonging into the fabric of your organisation and how to do it the right way. (11.00-11.30)

Sustainability in Production: Uncle Albert and the new kids on the block

Join April Sotomayor, Head of Industry Sustainability at albert, along with Katy Bolan, Sustainability Lead, Google TV and Roser Canela, Senior Sustainable Production Manager, International, ITV Studios as they discuss putting sustainability at the heart of their productions. (11.45-12.30)

A Manifesto for Change: Designing our work/life differently

Rounding off the Changemaker Programme for 2023, this session looks at the changes we design into the fabric of our workplaces, tech and culture, to attract the best people and make the best products. (12.45-13.30) 

IBC Changemakers podcasts

In addition to the Changemaker Programme at IBC2023, there are also a number of Changemaker podcasts available. 

These continue and expand the conversation, touching on topics such as the importance of journalism in a world dominated by social media and the anxiety around climate change. Hosted by journalist and broadcaster, Nadira Tudor, you can find full details of the Changemaker episodes here.

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