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Has TV’s digital transformation only just begun?

A line-up of industry experts and senior executives discuss the future of TV in the age of streaming and the digital priorities for TV companies, as they look to transform their operations and supply chains during the 2020s.

  • Speakers Christy Tanner, Ian Whittaker, Emily Horgan, Cristina Gomila, Matthew Westrup, Aksel van der Wal, Ivan Verbesselt & Jon Watts
  • Location Webinar
  • Date 19 Jan. 2023
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Overview of this webinar

How will TV transform during the 2020s and what practical steps should TV companies take to thrive and survive in a fast-changing marketplace? Hear how the experts look at it from their angle, based on their experience, expertise, and territory.

  • Introduction by Ivan Verbesselt
  • 1:48 – Jon Watts on the Content Connect Initiative, its research and its findings in the first CCI white paper.
  • 11:44 – Panel discussion about the market trends, with Christy Tanner for the US, Ian Whittaker for Europe, Emily Horgan for the childrens’ market and Wim Ponnet for the production sector.
  • 43:32 – Fireside talk with Aksel van der Wal about the impact of the streaming revolution during his time at Turner/WarnerMedia, the changes ahead, the importance of content discovery, and how to transform the organization to be competitive in this marketplace.
  • 55:17 – Ivan Verbesselt on the implications for the content supply chain.
  • 01:03:14 – Panel discussion about ongoing and future operational transformations, with Cristina Gomila for SKY UK, Matthew Westrup for A+E Networks UK, and Ivan Verbesselt for MEDIAGENIX.

The Speakers

  • Christy Tanner

    Christy is a C-level media executive with 20+ years of experience in digital business and culture transformations. Christy led the News and Media divisions for CBS Interactive.

  • Ian Whittaker

    Ian is an equities analyst with 20 years’ experience, highly regarded for his industry and financial knowledge and expertise across all parts of the media, digital and marcoms industries.

  • Emily Horgan

    Emily is an independent media consultant and former Disney executive. Emily has significant first-hand experience in SVOD and YouTube.

  • Cristina Gomila

    Cristina Gomila, Managing Director Content Technology & Innovation at Sky, is a technology leader with +25 years of experience in delivering technical strategy, vision and solutions to the Media & Entertainment industry.

  • Matthew Westrup

    Matthew is A+E Networks EMEA’s maestro of tech leading the company’s digital innovation and transformation as SVP Technology and Operations EMEA.

  • Aksel van der Wal

    Aksell was COO International DTOI at Turner/WarnerMedia in London. Prior to this role, he held senior executive roles at Turner International. Aksel is member of the Mediagenix Board.

  • Ivan Verbesselt

    Ivan is Chief Product & Marketing Officer with Mediagenix and a frequent industry speaker. He has held positions as SVP Group Marketing at NAGRA-Kudelski and VP Product Marketing and CTO for broadband at Alcatel where he was also the VP & GM that created and scaled up the IPTV business.

  • Jon Watts

    Jon Watts (moderator) is co-founder and Executive Director of the Project X Institute, Managing Director of the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM), Project Director of European CTV Initiative, TV Data Initiative, European Addressable Media Initiative, Editorial Director of Beet.TV.

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