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28-29 April 2015 | King’s Place, London #FTMedia
8:00 am - 8:55 amRegistration and networking
8:55 am - 9:00 amChair’s welcome and introduction
Richard Waters, West Coast Managing Editor, Financial Times

9:00 am - 10:15 amView from the Top: Changing media

This opening session will explore the changing definition of what constitutes a media business today and hear from key players about their plans to grow in this ultra-competitive landscape where everything is up for grabs.

09:00: TBC
09:25: TBC
09.50: Ben Lerer, Co-founder and CEO, Thrillist Media Group

10:15 am - 10:20 amVideo
10:20 am - 11:05 amTech Talk: The next wave of growth
With technology changing so rapidly, what comes after mobile? This session will focus on the hottest tech trends that are revolutionising the way we consume content. How, for example, are innovations in wearable technology and virtual reality offering ways for companies to reach and connect with new audiences?

11:05 am - 11:35 amRefreshments and networking

11:35 am - 11:55 amPresentation
11:55 am - 12:00 pmVideo
12:00 pm - 12:45 pmPanel Debate: Rethinking the future of digital advertising
Mobile devices, and the rise of social networks and real time bidding, are profoundly changing the dynamics of advertising. Which models will last the distance and what’s the next game-changer? Will native advertising be the death or saviour of advertising?

Will Hayward, Vice President, Europe, BuzzFeed

12:45 pm - 1:10 pmKeynote
1:10 pm - 2:20 pmLunch and networking
2:20 pm - 2:40 pmFireside chat
Stephen Nuttall, Senior Director, YouTube EMEA

2:40 pm - 2:45 pmVideo
2:45 pm - 3:25 pmPanel: Online video – can media’s star continue to shine?
As video looks set to remain as the primary channel for consuming content online, how must media businesses adapt to an increasingly educated and empowered consumer? How will social continue to influence video as a content medium? Where does growth in the video market lie and what are the means of monetisation?

Rahul Chopra, CEO, Storyful

3:25 pm - 3:45 pmFireside chat
Eli Pariser, Co-founder and CEO, Upworthy

3:45 pm - 4:05 pmRefreshments and networking

4:05 pm - 4:25 pmCase study: Taking a traditional content creation company into the digital space
Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Global CEO, FremantleMedia

4:25 pm - 4:40 pmCase study:
Jennifer Sey, Chief Marketing Officer, Levi Strauss & Co

4:40 pm - 5:20 pmStory sharing: Innovation and the future of storytelling
The rise of platforms and the democratisation of the web are transforming storytelling, offering countless creative opportunities. How is technology changing the way stories are created, experienced and shared? What are the secrets behind creating addictive content?

Paul Keenan, CEO, Bauer Media
Edward Lichty, Head of Content and Business Operations, Medium
Blathnaid Healy, UK Editor, Mashable

5:20 pm - 5:45 pmClosing session
5:45 pm - 5:50 pmClosing remarks for day one
5:50 pm - 7:30 pmDrinks reception and networking

8:00 am - 8:55 amRegistration and networking
8:55 am - 9:00 amChair’s welcome and introduction to day two
Richard Waters, West Coast Editor, Financial Times

9:00 am - 9:25 amFireside chat: Breaking through the noise – Reinventing journalism in digital
Jim Bankoff, Chairman and CEO, Vox Media

9:25 am - 9:30 amVideo
9:30 am - 9:50 amThe rise of the creative economy
Saul Klein, Partner, Index Ventures

9:50 am - 10:35 amPanel: Beyond the book – the future of publishing
In today's world of on-demand digital media, which innovations are changing the reading experience? In what new ways is the industry engaging with readers? Should publishers and authors be thinking beyond ebooks and focus instead on producing content for games players, apps and video? 

Chris Brookmyre, Author
Charlie Redmayne, CEO, HarperCollins UK
Andrew Weinstein, Vice President of Content Acquisition, Scribd

10:35 am - 11:00 amRefreshments and networking
11:00 am - 11:20 amFireside chat
Kerry Trainor, CEO, Vimeo

11:20 am - 11:25 amVideo
11:25 am - 11:55 amTV Panel: New innovation models?
The TV market is rapidly changing with more and more platforms and technologies emerging. Which new models for innovation and collaboration can help traditional broadcasters stay competitive in this changing landscape for TV consumption? How are the dynamics between players in the ecosystem evolving and what scenarios do the panellists predict for the future of TV?

Mai Fyfield, Group Director of Strategy, BSkyB
Ed Lee, Vice President of Content Acquisition, Roku

11:55 am - 12:15 pmFireside chat
Tim Davie, CEO, BBC Worldwide

12:15 pm - 1:20 pmLunch and networking
1:20 pm - 1:45 pmPresentation
1:45 pm - 2:30 pmPanel: Game changers – What’s the future of gaming?
From the popularity of mobile and social games and the reinvigoration of console gaming to the emergence of virtual reality, this session will examine how the gaming world is expanding and changing shape, and where it’s heading. What are the most exciting trends and how are business models evolving?

Jonathan Simpson-Bint, Chief Revenue Officer, Twitch

2:30 pm - 2:35 pmVideo
2:35 pm - 2:55 pmFireside chat
Justin Cooke, Founder and CEO, Tunepics

2:55 pm - 3:40 pmPanel: The sound of innovation
How are we changing the way we listen to music and how will this impact on how music is produced? As streaming continues its rise and download sales sink, which questions still need answering about sustainable business models and compensation? How can the two-way interaction between creators and fans create new formats and business models?

3:40 pm - 3:45 pmChair’s closing remarks and close of conference