LONDON, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IBC today announces key additions to its executive line up of 2012 Conference keynote speakers. The keynote sessions are the scene-setters of the conference and feature the most significant personalities in the industry today, from traditional broadcasters to advertising giants, including The Walt Disney Company, Samsung, BBC and Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide.
"The Keynote Sessions set the tone and agenda for our conference by establishing the key themes and hot topics which are further explored throughout the programme," says Michael Lumley, IBC's Conference Chairman. "The speakers are industry leaders whose vision and wisdom help push the boundaries. I'm delighted that IBC continues to be the chosen venue for such eminent professionals from across the globe to help define where our industry is going and provide some of the answers."
The speakers will deliver thought provoking insight on the hottest topics, providing strategic overview and visionary opinion, sharing insight into their business experiences and pitfalls, as well as their vision and predictions.
The stellar array of speakers for the Keynote Sessions includes:
Mark Hollinger: President and CEO, Discovery Networks International, USA
Kevin Mayer: Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Business Development, The Walt Disney Company, USA
Brian Sullivan: CEO, Sky Deutschland AG, Germany
John Tate: Director of Policy & Strategy. Chairman of Studios & Post Production, BBC, UK
John Kennedy: VP Corporate Marketing, IBM, USA
Miles Young: CEO, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, USA
Per Borgklint: Vice President and Head of Business Unit Support Solutions, Ericsson, Sweden
Mike Darcey: COO, BskyB, UK
Lorna Tilbian, Head of the Media Team, Numis Securities Ltd, UK – new addition
Richard Halton, CEO, YouView, UK – new addition
Lorna Tilbian is Head of the Media Team at Numis Securities Ltd, UK and joins the panel for the Friday 7 September morning keynote. Having been a top ranked Media Analyst by Institutional Investor and Thomas Reuters Extel from 1987 to 2012, she will bring a refreshing perspective and somewhat of a financial reality check for the other speakers on the panel. View Lorna Tilbian's 60 Second Interview on her expectations about this topic and its coverage at IBC2012. Visit www.ibc.org/lornatilbian
Also, a new addition to the panel, IBC welcomes Richard Halton, Chief Executive Officer of YouView TV Limited, the joint venture between BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, BT, TalkTalk and Arqiva, which offers more than 70 digital channels, seven day catch-up and on-demand services.
The London 2012 Debriefing: Analysing the Summer Olympic Games
Roger Mosey, Director of London 2012, BBC
Fresh from the games Roger Mosey will discuss the highs and lows, challenges and triumphs of broadcasting from the world's biggest sports event. Roger will also discuss how changes in the industry will affect the games. In his 60 Second Interview, Mosey highlights that 'You can devise your own Olympic coverage, instead of us choosing it for you.' and will build on this theme throughout his keynote session. Visit www.ibc.org/rogermosey
In Conversation with... David Eun
David Eun, Executive Vice President, Global Media and CEO Advisor, Samsung Electronics, South Korea
David is currently Executive Vice President Global Media & CEO Advisor, Samsung Electronics, South Korea and has had a fascinating career as President of AOL Media, running two production studios located in LA and NY as well as more than 150 different web properties, before which he headed all of Google's Content Partnerships with leading media and internet companies around the world, most notably for YouTube. This keynote will see David elaborate on his role leading Samsung's plans to develop a global media strategy for their offering of digital TVs, displays, smartphones, tablets and other connected devices.
The IBC2012 Conference sessions will debate how realistic expectations are in terms of strategy, technology, delivery and finance, examining how the industry is expanding and converging over multiple services and how the myriad of technologies and opportunities can be married in a way that makes financial, technological and social sense.
IBC offers a number of attendance options to allow participants to tailor-make their IBC experience to suit all tastes and budgets, offering substantial saving of up to 700 euro for booking early over the entire range of passes, the most exclusive of which is the Gold Pass. This VIP pass provides the most immersive, all-area access experience of the conference and exhibition, with exceptional benefits and exclusive access to the Gold Pass Lounge.
Further information, including full biographies for all speakers involved in the IBC2012 Conference can be found at www.ibc.org/conference. To register now and receive early bird discounts visit www.ibc.org/register
IBC is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide.
Conference 6 – 11 September 2012
Exhibition 7 – 11 September 2012
To find out more about the IBC2012 Keynote speakers please visit www.ibc.org/keynote
To find out more about the IBC2012 pass options and registration please visit www.ibc.org/register
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