IBC 2018 Review

IBC 2018 Review

View of Amsterdam
Wednesday, 10 October, 2018
6pm for 6.30pm start

Location

IET
Savoy Place
London
WC2R 0BL
United Kingdom
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This event is held in collaboration with the IET

Please note the time of this event: 18:00 for 18:30

The World's Leading Media, Entertainment and Technology event - IBC2018 - takes place 13-18th September in Amsterdam. If you were unable to make it to IBC this year, here is the event that will bring you up to speed on the highlights of the Exhibition and the Conference. The IBC Conference is an unrivalled global destination for discovering and debating the many different challenges and opportunities facing the electronic media and entertainment industry, both in its sessions and in the range of networking opportunities it affords.. The IBC Exhibition covers fifteen halls across the RAI and hosts over 1,700 exhibitors spanning the media, entertainment and technology industry, combining a world-class exhibition with specially curated feature areas and events,

Our panel of experts, who will guide you through the through the most exciting exhibitors, and give you an overview of the hottest sessions and timely topics featured in the Conference which this year had more than 400 Speakers over five days.

CHAIR: Muki Kuhan - Executive Digital Producer/Managing Director, Muki-International
PANEL:
Keith Underwood - Chief Operating Officer, Channel 4
David W A Short - Vice Chair of the IET Multimedia Communications Network
Aradhna Tayal - Director Radio TechCon/IBC's 'What Caught My Eye' Social Media speaker
James Lovell - Cisco Media Sector

Doors open at 18:00, and light refreshments will be provided in the Maxwell Library (overlooking the river!).
networking reception with wine and soft drinks will be held following the event

BIOGRAPHIES

Muki Kulhan - Executive Digital Producer/Managing Director, Muki-International
Muki is an award-winning Executive Digital Producer with over two decades creating ground-breaking content for music, broadcasting, entertainment and tech innovation. After 10 years growing MTV’s digital and interactive platforms in the 00s, she now runs Muki-International, producing digital strategies, social/live content and immersive experiences across channels and trans-media R&D teams. As BBC’s Digital Exec for The Voice UK she produced the ‘Virtual Voice’, the first-ever ‘series’ of 360°VR for a flagship show, and more recently she was made an Assessor for Innovate UK and received an Innovation in Storytelling Award nomination for ‘Consequences’, a location-based, augmented experience with UK grime rapper Harry Shotta that just debuted at NYC’s FoST Summit. An IBC regular, Muki was part of the 2018 Content Steering Group, Future Zone Advisory and IBC’s first-ever Diversity & Inclusion Committee and regularly chairs and speaks at scores of other tech/media conferences worldwide like VR World Congress, Zurich Film Festival, Cambridge Wireless, BAFTA, IABM, Dublin Tech Summit and more. She currently deputy-hosts the popular tech podcast Digital Jam Sessions, MCs its monthly meetups at London’s Microsoft Reactor and is an active member of BSAC, Women in Immersive Tech, and of course, RTS.

Keith Underwood – Chief Operating Officer, Channel 4
As Chief Operating Officer, Keith is Channel 4’s Executive Board member responsible for Finance, Technology, Content Management and Broadcast Operations. Keith has worked in the media industry for over 20 years in a series of strategic, commercial and operational/technological roles. Previously, Keith was Director of Strategy & Technology at Channel 4, recruited with an initial brief to drive digital business transformation. Amongst other things, Keith led the project to launch All 4; Channel 4’s award-winning video on demand service which replaced 4oD in 2015. Keith is Board Director of Digital UK and Parable VR, having served as Chairman of Freeview and a Board Director of YouView. Before joining Channel 4, Keith was employed by Discovery Networks International. He was Vice President of Strategy and Digital Media for all territories outside the US, having previously served as a member of the UK Executive Management Team responsible for strategy and business/commercial development. Keith joined Discovery from the Corporate Strategy Department of Sky, having started his career as a Strategy Consultant with PwC.

David W A Short - Vice Chair of the IET Multimedia Communications Network
David is a technology consultant specialising in content delivery and content security. He has previously worked as an engineering manager at the BBC, a system design engineer at NDS, a programme manager at OpenTV and a principal consultant at Farncombe Technology. David has consistently worked to deploy the latest technologies including projects at Sky, UPC (Liberty), Virgin Media, BT, YouView and Arqiva. These projects have ranged from the original digital TV switch-overs to the introduction of PVRs, VOD, IP delivery and enhancements such as voice. He is the vice-chair of the IET Multimedia Communications committee.

Aradhna Tayal – Director, Radio TechCon, the UK's radio and audio conference for engineering and technology
Aradhna works across broadcasting, media, film and events. She was formerly at the BBC, which she joined as a radio engineer, looking after the studios and production areas for the BBC’s national radio networks, and subsequently training engineers and technical staff on the new studios, systems and workflows in the purpose built broadcasting centres at Media City UK, Salford and New Broadcasting House, London. She led a number of large-scale projects, including the launch of national television channels for the BBC’s coverage of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, and spearheaded the technology strategy for BBC Archives.As a consultant, Aradhna works with broadcasting and arts organisations on technology, diversity and engagement strategies.  She also produces films and media events, currently including Radio Techcon and the Congress of the Worldwide Association of Women Writers and Journalists. Aradhna is a Trustee at The Radio Academy and spent the last five months in a campervan travelling and blogging the route of the Orient Express from Paris to Istanbul for a new project, Running the Orient.

James Lovell - Media Sector Specialist. Cisco 
James joined Cisco through their Graduate Scheme, after graduating from Warwick Business School, and has since been working with Media customers across multiple domains: Broadcast, News, Publishing, Advertising, and Gaming. James aligns to over 100 companies within the Media Industry to achieve their strategies through digitisation and technology innovation. Experiencing the close knit Media Community, James has worked on various projects including cloud usage optimisation, OB trucks, and IP Broadcasting. As Cisco expands its footprint in the ‘less traditional’ technology space, James will continue to broaden conversations across Media companies, to ensure they achieve their relevant strategies and on the ever evolving Media landscape, any obstacles that present themselves. As well as his day job, James has a passion for Educational engagement and actively works with Cisco to recruit and develop Early in Career talent through strategizing with Universities and Schools across the country.

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Location Details

Savoy Place
London
WC2R 0BL
United Kingdom

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