|8:00 am - 8:55 am||Registration and networking|
|8:55 am - 9:00 am||Chair’s welcome and introduction|
Richard Waters, West Coast Managing Editor, Financial Times
|9:00 am - 10:15 am||View 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.
09.50: Ben Lerer, Co-founder and CEO, Thrillist Media Group
|10:15 am - 10:20 am||Video|
|10:20 am - 11:05 am||Tech 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 am||Refreshments and networking|
|11:35 am - 11:55 am||Presentation|
|11:55 am - 12:00 pm||Video|
|12:00 pm - 12:45 pm||Panel 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 pm||Keynote|
|1:10 pm - 2:20 pm||Lunch and networking|
|2:20 pm - 2:40 pm||Fireside chat|
Stephen Nuttall, Senior Director, YouTube EMEA
|2:40 pm - 2:45 pm||Video|
|2:45 pm - 3:25 pm||Panel: 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 pm||Fireside chat|
Eli Pariser, Co-founder and CEO, Upworthy
|3:45 pm - 4:05 pm||Refreshments and networking|
|4:05 pm - 4:25 pm||Case study: Taking a traditional content creation company into the digital space|
Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Global CEO, FremantleMedia
|4:25 pm - 4:40 pm||Case study:|
Jennifer Sey, Chief Marketing Officer, Levi Strauss & Co
|4:40 pm - 5:20 pm||Story 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 pm||Closing session|
|5:45 pm - 5:50 pm||Closing remarks for day one|
|5:50 pm - 7:30 pm||Drinks reception and networking|
|8:00 am - 8:55 am||Registration and networking|
|8:55 am - 9:00 am||Chair’s welcome and introduction to day two|
Richard Waters, West Coast Editor, Financial Times
|9:00 am - 9:25 am||Fireside chat: Breaking through the noise – Reinventing journalism in digital|
Jim Bankoff, Chairman and CEO, Vox Media
|9:25 am - 9:30 am||Video|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||The rise of the creative economy |
Saul Klein, Partner, Index Ventures
|9:50 am - 10:35 am||Panel: 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 am||Refreshments and networking|
|11:00 am - 11:20 am||Fireside chat|
Kerry Trainor, CEO, Vimeo
|11:20 am - 11:25 am||Video|
|11:25 am - 11:55 am||TV 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 pm||Fireside chat|
Tim Davie, CEO, BBC Worldwide
|12:15 pm - 1:20 pm||Lunch and networking|
|1:20 pm - 1:45 pm||Presentation|
|1:45 pm - 2:30 pm||Panel: 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 pm||Video|
|2:35 pm - 2:55 pm||Fireside chat|
Justin Cooke, Founder and CEO, Tunepics
|2:55 pm - 3:40 pm||Panel: 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 pm||Chair’s closing remarks and close of conference|