Martin Stewart, CEO, OSN will be part of the IBC Leaders’ Forum as it returns to IBC on Thursday 13 September at the RAI, Amsterdam. Some of the key speakers joining Stewart on the panel at this years event include Erik Huggers, former CEO of Vevo; Anders Jensen, EVP and CEO of Nordic Entertainment at […]
Martin Stewart, CEO, OSN will be part of the IBC Leaders’ Forum as it returns to IBC on Thursday 13 September at the RAI, Amsterdam. Some of the key speakers joining Stewart on the panel at this years event include Erik Huggers, former CEO of Vevo; Anders Jensen, EVP and CEO of Nordic Entertainment at MTG; JB Perrette, President & CEO of Discovery Networks International; Lindsay Pattison, Group Transformation Officer of Group M & WPP.
Built around the theme of The Search for Growth, the 2018 Leaders Forum takes place as technology and media giants of the FAANG group (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Alphabets Google) are reshaping the rules of the game at all levels, while there is a noted increase in M&A activity and huge new injections of finance that affects everyone in the value chain, the release stated.
This year the Leaders Forum sits alongside the Telco & Media Innovation Forum and the Cyber Security Forum to form the Executive Forum programme, a new initiative designed to attract 450 C-level experts to debate the industrys biggest challenges and opportunities.
The Leaders Forum will examine where the next stage of growth will come from across the broadcast media ecosystem and explore the topics of consolidation, partnerships, industry disruption, innovative finance models and brand safety in the digital age.
Commenting on the state of the market, Ben Keen, Executive Producer of the IBC Leaders Forum said: The level of upheaval we are witnessing across the broadcast and media industry is unprecedented. The market is increasingly fluid and dynamic, however, and organisations searching for winning collaborative partnerships must look beyond traditional players to new entrants and startups.
There are no reliable maps of tomorrows media landscape, but the debate and discussion at the Leaders Forum will at least provide its attendees with vital strategic insights to help plot their own compass headings for navigating the future.