Senior executives from Facebook, Liberty Global, MTG, Fox Networks and HTC will deliver keynote addresses at the IBC2017 Conference. 

Under this year’s theme of ’Truth, Trust and Transformation’, the keynote sessions will spark debate and seek clarity on the many challenges and opportunities facing content creators and aggregators from the traditional media industry and in adjacent markets. 

Facebook Product Director Dan Danker will discuss how the rise of fan and friend power in the media ecosystem are driving new approaches to broadcasting, as well as paving the way for new partnerships and funding models. 

“As the media, entertainment and technology sector continues to meld with markets such as cloud, AR/VR, mobile, IoT, social networks, artificial intelligence and telecoms, there is much we can all learn about different ways in which to produce, manage, monetise and aggregate content,” said IBC Chief Executive Mike Crimp.

“We are pleased to welcome a number of high profile keynote speakers from the worlds of social media, VR, and cable and broadband, as well as from broadcast networks, to discuss the changing media landscape and how organisations can embrace this change to evolve, focus and succeed.” 

Dan Danker

Dan Danker, Product Director, Facebook 

Dan Danker leads product management for Facebook’s video product and Facebook Live. 

Danker joined Facebook in January 2016, and oversaw the global rollout of Facebook Live, as well as new formats including Live 360 and Live. 

Prior to joining Facebook, he held the role of Chief Product Officer for Shazam Entertainment and has also served as General Manager of Programmes and On-demand at the BBC.

Balan Nair

Balan Nair, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Liberty Global

Balan Nair is responsible for overseeing Liberty Global’s worldwide network, Technology and Innovation operations, including Product Development, IT, Network Operations, Mobile Operations and Global Supply Chain functions.

Before joining Liberty Global in 2007, Nair served as AOL’s chief technology officer and spent 12 years at Qwest Communications International Inc before joining AOL.

Rikard Steiber

Rikard Steiber, President, Viveport and SVP Virtual Reality, HTC

Rikard Steiber heads up Viveport, the app store for Virtual Reality (VR), a global destination for VR content and experiences. 

Its stated mission is to unleash human imagination from the limitations of reality and democratise access to the world’s most diverse selection of immersive experiences.

Brian Sullivan 

Brian Sullivan, President and COO, Digital Consumer Group, Fox Network Group

Brian Sullivan is responsible for coordinating digital strategy and growth initiatives across FNG’s portfolio of networks and products.

Since joining Fox, Sullivan’s team has focused on further enhancing the company’s leading TV Everywhere services, as well as developing underlying technology and capabilities for the future.  

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Jørgen Madsen Lindemann

Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, President and Chief Executive, MTG

Jørgen Madsen Lindemann was appointed as President and CEO of MTG in September 2012, prior to which he served as Executive Vice President of the Group’s Nordic Broadcasting (free-TV, pay-TV and radio) operations from October 2011.

He was also responsible for the Group’s Czech operations between 2008 and 2011, and the Hungarian operations between 2010 and 2011, and served as CEO of MTG Denmark from 2002, prior to which he was responsible for MTG’s New Media department between 2000 and 2002.

Lindemann has worked in the Group since 1994 when he joined as Head of Interactive Services. He became Head of Sponsorship for TV3 in 1997, then Head of Viasat Sport in Denmark and, subsequently, Head of Viasat Sport for the Group in 1998. He is also a member of the Boards of Zalando, Turtle Entertainment, The International Emmy Association in New York, and non-profit organisation Reach For Change.

The IBC2017 Conference runs from 14-18 September at the RAI in Amsterdam.

Additional speakers will be announced in the coming months.

For more information about IBC2017 visit the IBC2017 show website.