IBC2018: Your guide to the opening day of the Conference

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A programme of over 300 leading global players, business leaders and policy-makers in media, entertainment and technology give exclusive insight into a series of agenda setting topical keynotes.

Cutting through: How BBC Studios views the new world of content

The Forum 9:45-10:30 

Kicking off the conference today is BBC Chief Executive Tim Davie, who will deliver the opening keynote.

Davie will discuss how the BBC is re-focusing its commercial production and distribution business to create the best content and experiences for consumers both in the UK and internationally, through co-owned platforms as well as with third-party platforms.

Global Gamechanger: Reigniting entertainment for digital-first audiences

The Forum 13:30-14:15 

Stockholm-based international media powerhouse MTG is betting on hyper-growth as a pure-play digital entertainment business. Join, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive of MTG and MTGx Digital Video Content Jette Nygaard-Andersen who will reveal how an established media company can reinvent itself, capture growth opportunities and generate sustainable value.

Global Gamechanger: Trust and technology, telling the (real) news

The Forum 16:30-17:45

Join panellists from Al Jazeera Media Network, NBC News International, Lad Bible and CNN International on what they’re doing to rebuild trust and engage audiences with compelling content. Go behind the scenes on NBC’s radical relaunch to recapture audiences; find out why Lad Bible is leading the way with content for 18 to 34 year olds and the technology driving Al Jazeera and its role of digital-native news providers.

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Senior media execs will be attending the Executive Forum 

Executive experiences 
The invitation-only Leaders’ and Cyber Security Forums take place today where the most influential and visionary executives from across the industry meet to discuss key trends, opportunities and disruptors to shape future strategy.  

The Cyber Security Forum will unite Chief Technology Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Information Security Officers and Chief Digital Officers. The discussion will cover how to effectively manage cyber risk in broadcast and ways to implement an effective cyber security strategy across an entire organisation to protect and safeguard content and data.

Senior Executives from Vevo, News UK, Modern Times Group, Discovery Networks International, Group M and WPP are among those attending the Leader’s Forum to explore the vital topics including consolidation, partnerships, industry disruption, innovative finance models and brand safety in the digital age.