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Keran Boyd, Content Producer, IBC365 & IBC Show
Keran (she/her) is an experienced content producer and manager in digital media, broadcast, and global affairs. She produces content for IBC365 and the IBC conference. She also produces and co-hosts the Be Loud: Climate podcast which is a climate literacy podcast making the climate conversation accessible to everyone.
Kevin McCue, Director of Group Production Platforms, Sky Europe
Kevin has been leading production technical operations within Sky UK for the past six years across outside broadcast, studio and post production technology responsible for live sports, live studio production and Sky Sports News.
In 2020, as a result of the UK lockdown, Kevin and the team had to pivot their technology strategy to support cloud-based, and distributed, production both for live and post-produced content. This summer, they delivered the return of live sport where they broadcast 100 live football events in 40 days, the majority being remotely produced from Sky’s UK production hub. Throughout 2020 and 2021, Sky have also accelerated their remote production strategy for their football, golf and cricket coverage.
Recently, Kevin assumed group engineering leadership responsibility for Sky’s production technology platforms, leading a global engineering team responsible for the design, installation, support and development of production technology platforms across live sports, news and entertainment.
Norbert Paquet, Head of Product Management, Sony
Norbert took up his current role as Head of Product Management at Sony Professional Solutions Europe in July 2017. He leads the team of Product Managers that oversees the entire portfolio of Sony’s media solutions for its professional customers, spanning hardware products as well as software and services.
In his previous role, Norbert served as Strategic Marketing Manager for Live Production. Managing a European team of product specialists and marketing managers, he was responsible for Sony’s Live Production offering including cameras, switchers, video servers and IP-based solutions.
Norbert has been closely involved in the development and marketing of products and solutions for the production and broadcast of live events during more than a decade with Sony. After joining the company as an intern, he became a Product Manager in 2008 and subsequently a Live Production Marketing Manager from 2010.
He has over 13 years of experience in the Broadcast Industry, working in a variety of technical and operational roles at TF1, Canal+ and Euromedia Group.
During his career, Norbert has gained extensive knowledge of the sports and live event market, notably he worked as an RF Broadcasting Engineer for Euromedia during the Beijing Olympic Games, where he delivered marathon and cycling coverage. In his current role, he lead the Sony team delivering the first major global event produced entirely in 4K HDR, and he was also part of the Sony team that helped deliver the 3D coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ and the HD and 4K coverage at the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ tournaments.
In his spare time Norbert enjoys photography, playing the guitar and cooking.
Robert Szabó-Rowe, Senior Vice President, Engineering & Product Management, The Switch
Rob brings more than 25 years of senior executive management experience to The Switch across the technology, media and telecommunications sector. In his role at The Switch, he takes the strategic lead in the creation and delivery of bestin-class products and services across the company’s entire live production and transmission portfolio, driving growth and innovation – including MIMiC, the on-demand cloud-based production-as-a-service offering. He previously served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Live Production and Infrastructure for Snell Advanced Media (SAM), responsible for the company’s live broadcast solutions and its migration to IP. Previously, Rob held roles as CTO for Cambridge Positioning Systems, and Vice President of Network Design and Technology for Aerial Communications Inc (now part of T-Mobile).
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