Industry leaders to drive discussion at IABM Conference

IABM has announced its speaker line up for the association’s Annual International Business Conference & Awards. The highlight of the two-day conference is Friday’s keynote presentation by John Amaechi OBE. Amaechi, a New York Times best-selling author, psychologist, organisational consultant and executive coach, will deliver an insightful presentation titled Achieving Authentic Leadership and Inspiring Intrinsic Motivation.

The event is taking place on 4-5 December and brings together leading figures from the broadcast and media technology industry, the digital entertainment industry and experts from the wider business world to engage in two days of discussion and debate.

Following lunch and a networking session on day one, the conference agenda begins with IABM CEO Peter White’s presentation, Taking the Pulse of the Industry, that maps out business trends based on the organisation’s market intelligence. This will be followed by a series of presentations from industry professionals, who will deliver key findings from a range of exclusive IABM research projects.

The afternoon session also includes two panel debates – the first featuring David Ross, Ross Video; Guillaume Neveux, Front Porch Digital; and Mark Horchler, Elemental Technologies; covering industry change. The second includes panellists Andy Quested, BBC; Steve Fish, Turner Broadcasting; Chris Johns, Sky; Hans Hoffman, EBU; and Steve Plunkett, Red Bee Media; talking about customer expectations.

Kicking off with the keynote from John Amaechi OBE, day two includes presentations from Mark Harrison from the BBC on collaboration making broadcast manufacturers more competitive, as well as a number of interactive panel discussions on topics such as the state of the industry ten years on, identifying success factors and profitable technology.

The Annual International Business Conference & Awards is taking place on 4-5 December at the Radisson Blu Edwardian in Heathrow, London, and is sponsored by Ardis Technologies, dB Broadcast, Imagine Communications, Grass Valley, TVBEurope and TV Technology Europe.

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