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IBC2023: Uniting Industry Titans, Transformative Tech, and Purposeful People

IBC2023, a hub of innovation and empowerment, marks a defining moment for the global media and entertainment industry. In a landscape undergoing rapid evolution, the conference is uniquely positioned to stimulate the market, foster content accessibility, and inspire meaningful dialogues. As the industry grapples with complex challenges, IBC2023 emerges as a beacon of opportunity and growth, poised to transform business trajectories and redefine traditional practices.

This year’s convention, taking place from September 15-18 in Amsterdam, is set to discuss transformative technology, shifting business models, and people and purpose, all influencing the media landscape. World-renowned media companies like Warner Bros. Discovery, Paramount Global, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and BBC Studios Productions will be on hand to lend their expertise and insights.

A Global Platform: Who Attends IBC2023

This illustrious event attracts a diverse array of attendees from across the globe, including technology buyers, innovators, end-users, government representatives, and media professionals. With a focus on showcasing game-changing innovations from world-leading brands to fast-growing startups, IBC2023 provides an exclusive glimpse into groundbreaking products and services.

In addition to the diverse range of attendees, the conference will also offer a unique opportunity for sponsors like Accenture, AWS, Google, Microsoft, and Zixi to showcase their cutting-edge technologies and solutions. These presentations will align with the first two content pillars, fostering deeper understanding and collaboration.

The conference will explore core trends and technologies shaping the future of media and entertainment (M&E). It kicks off with an address by ‘Media Universe Cartographer’ Evan Shapiro, a renowned industry influencer who maps M&E trends and future developments. Shapiro will lead a session entitled ‘Plotting the effects of disruption: Charting the new media ecosystem’.

Other confirmed headline IBC Conference speakers include:

  • Aditi Pandey, Head of Vendor Management & Partnerships at NRK
  • Allu Venkatesh (Allu Bobby), Actor, Film Producer and Entrepreneur at aha, Just Tickets
  • Anthony Guarino, Executive Vice President, Global Production & Studio Technology at Paramount
  • Bill Baggelaar, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, Technology Development at Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Kishore AK, President Technology and Chief Technology Officer at Zee
  • Leah Hooper Rosa, Senior Vice President, EMEA Streaming and Global Integration Lead at Warner Bros. Discovery
  • Michael Wise, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Universal Pictures
  • Natalya Tatarchuk, Distinguished Technical Fellow and Chief Architect, Vice President, Wētā Tools at Unity Technologies
  • Phil Wiser, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Paramount Global
  • Richard Berger, Chief Executive Officer at MovieLabs 
  • Ralph Lee, Chief Executive Officer at BBC Studios Productions
  • Valerio Motti, Vice President FAST Channels at Fremantle

Emphasizing People and Purpose: IBC’s Changemakers Programme

As media ecosystems grow more intricate and market dynamics shift, IBC offers crucial insights into the creation of resilient business models and successful content monetization strategies. An integral part of this understanding comes from IBC’s returning Changemakers Programme. These sessions will address critical topics such as gender equality in broadcasting, advancing sustainability, and inclusive tech.

The “People and Purpose” pillar is free for all participants and encourages active participation from groups like RISE, Soho Media Club, Women in Immersive Tech, and Albert, contributing towards reshaping the industry culture.

IBC2023: A Catalyst for Change and Thought Leadership

IBC2023 is more than a conference – it’s a platform for industry titans to connect, exchange ideas, and catalyze business. The event promises to stimulate inspiration and engagement through an array of educational, informative, and captivating speakers. Participants are invited to delve into the most pivotal trends shaping the industry via a two-day comprehensive conference programme.

“IBC continues to evolve and grow with the industry. We are actively listening to our community on what they want out of a modern trade show. Among the things they are telling us they want are new topics and new ways of learning – and our content pillars give us the scope to provide these. They form a compelling thread that runs through the talks, presentations and panels going on at the conference and at show-floor venues across the RAI. They create a clear focus for an exciting slate of visionary speakers to address the most pressing trends, issues, opportunities and challenges in media and entertainment today.”

Michael Crimp, IBC – Chief Executive Officer

IBC2023 aims to spotlight core trends and technologies shaping the future of the media and entertainment industry, commencing with an address by Evan Shapiro, a renowned industry influencer who charts media and entertainment trends and future developments.

IBC will also launch the Changemakers Podcast series in the run-up to the show, hosted by journalist Nadira Tudor. The series will initiate essential conversations and spread awareness about critical cultural developments in technology and media & entertainment.

The IBC community seeks to pioneer best practices and drive positive change across the media, entertainment, and technology community, emphasizing their commitment to people and purpose. IBC2023, as an innovation hub and networking platform, continues to play a significant role in defining the future of the global media and entertainment industry. With its diverse range of attendees and purpose-driven agenda, IBC2023 is set to be a catalyst for change, driving thought leadership, and promoting inclusive growth in the industry.


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