• Toy Story 4 on the Big Screen
  • Keynotes on the Future of Media Tech and D&I
  • Head down to the Content Everywhere Hub

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Tech Talk: How are interfaces getting to know their users?
The Forum 09:00-10:15

In this Tech Talk we examine a new speech interface that can recognise your emotions and react accordingly. You will also hear how machine learning could be used to identify which personalisation of your User Interface would be the most effective.

Papers being presented:

  • Emotion recognition in the wild: what if Alexa could tell when you are sad? - Regina Bernhaupt
  • 4K UHD HDR and Immersive Audio Live Streaming 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia for Samsung SmartTVs App - Alexandre Torres
  • Using Machine Learning and behavioural analysis for user-tailored viewer experience - Peter Szabo

Keynote: The future of media technology
The Forum 10:45 – 11:30

In a period of unprecedented technological change, the convergence of electronics and entertainment is transforming the way content is created, distributed and consumed.

In his position of industry leadership, Hiroshi Kawano responds first-hand to the changes in the market and contemplates what the future might hold. He shares Sony’s view of industry and consumer-behaviour trends, and looks to the future strategies needed to lead and drive the rapid transformation of the media and entertainment industry.

Diversity and inclusion: The best is yet to come
The Forum Lounge 11:30 – 12:00

Diversity and inclusion are now much more than just PC buzzwords, they are strong actions that represent an industry finally leaning in the right direction for fair representation to all genders, races, religions and physical abilities.

Meet our inspiring A-List industry leaders from Sky’s Women in Tech Scholars, BoseAR and more who are making waves for the better to create successful examples for generations to come.

Understanding the consumption habits of Gen Z
The Forum 13:45 – 14:30

The way that digital natives consume content is different from preference of platform, the integrated nature of devices and a greater emphasis on experience. This panel will give some insights into how you can capture a younger audience and what we know about gen z and gen alpha.

Owners and associations

In the Emerald Room of The Forum from 14:00, the SCTE will host a session looking at building data-driven, cloud-based, click-to-deploy video delivery solutions by leveraging advances in AI, presented by Gabor Molnar from Divitel.

This will be followed by a session on the Management of DAA ecosystems and a look at AI making naturally smarter cable systems.


On the Big Screen
09:45 – 10:45

Toy Story: reviving, restoring and re-imagining, in association with SMPTE

With the recent release of Toy Story 4, Pixar seized the moment and re-mastered Toy Stories 1, 2, and 3. Hear members of the team tell the tale and discuss the opportunities & challenges created by next-gen formats.

18:30 – 21:30

Monday Night Movie – Toy Story 4

IBC opens exhibitor donation room
IBC has partnered with the RAI to enable exhibitors to donate items to various social initiatives in the local region.

Exhibitors are asked to contribute any materials, from office chairs to pens and TVs that might otherwise be thrown away after the show.

Items can be donated up to two hours before breakdown of the exhibition and throughout the time stands are being emptied. Please bring them to the Exhibitor Services desks at Entrance C and Entrance K.

All donated items will be assessed at the desk and tested with the needs of the relevant social initiatives in mind.

Donations categories include: food, furniture, floral, electrics, decorations, Dutch-language magazines, bags, office supplies and hobby material.

Local social initiatives include The Food Bank, Humanitas, Salvation Army Bij Bosshardt Amsterdam Noord, Vivium Torendael, Cordaan, ROC Amsterdam and Pure South. Any materials that cannot be accepted will be recycled in line with the RAI’s zero waste policy.

Content Everywhere

IBC Content Everywhere in Hall 14 combines a dedicated exhibition of more than 150 exhibitors ranging from start-ups to the biggest names in technology including Google and Facebook.

The features have been designed to help visitors quickly and efficiently expand their knowledge and understanding of the latest trends, strategies and developments in online TV and video.

At the heart of the hall is the CE Hub designed to helps visitors make the most of their time at the show through an extensive and varied programme of presentations, demonstrations and panel sessions that explore the ‘content everywhere’ opportunity.

Today at the CE Hub

At 12:00 – 12:20, Live Video - On Demand! will look at how to provision high quality, live video streaming to multiple devices and use of cloud computing more dynamically.

Streaming live events: when it MUST be “all right on the night” at 13:00 – 13:45 will see experts will discuss how to deliver the optimum live sports experience and share insights and knowledge gained from hand-on experience of live streaming some of the biggest sporting events to fans worldwide.

The day will conclude with The potential of AR for the future of sports at 17:00 – 17:20. This session will discuss the potential of AR for sports, as well as detailing the recent tennis project.