IBC has launched the IBC2017 Leaders’ Summit, an invitation-only event that combines insights from influential speakers with facilitated networking.

A prestigious line-up of speakers has been assembled to explore the theme of ‘Informing the Future’, supported by independent and exclusive research provided by IBC partner IBM GBS.

Speakers include Sky Deutschland Chief Executive Carsten Schmidt who will speak about the broadcaster’s current business and its future.

He will also provide insight into Sky Deutschland’s co-produced drama Babylon Berlin, the most expensive non-English-language drama series ever made.

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Carsten Schmidt: Sky Deutschland CEO

Endemol Shine Group Group Director Strategy and Commercial Development Wim Ponnet and Turner EVP Digital Ventures & Innovation, International Aksel Van der Wal will also discuss ’How to Engage with Gen Z Audiences’.

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Leaders’ Summit is organised in partnership with the City of Amsterdam and IBM Global Business Services for broadcast, telco, media and entertainment industry leaders. It is sponsored by Aspera, HGST, Prime Focus and Sony.

This year’s event focuses on how businesses are transforming for the future, where speed and agility are two key components to any forward-thinking strategy.

IBM GBS is reprising its role as IBC’s research partner and will present new findings at the IBC Leaders’ Summit.

Strategic analysis

Daniel Toole, Executive Partner, Media and Entertainment Industry Leader, IBM GBS, said: “IBM provides the IBC Leaders’ Summit with consumer insight, strategic business analysis and technology trends.

“We also bring unique research and qualitative analysis through the knowledge and personal experience gleaned from CEOs across the world, which will inform and inspire future technological and strategic developments.”

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Andrew Neil at last year’s IBC Leaders’ Summit

The Leaders’ Summit brings together the most influential and visionary people at the top of the industry.

It takes place behind closed doors, allowing delegates to speak their minds, address the issues and highlight their concerns in an open environment.

The two-day event is held in Amsterdam on 14-15 September 2017.