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09:20 - 09:30 10 mins
TV Connect Congress
Chair's opening remarks
  • Allan McLennan (Chair of LeadersIn Global Video Committee) - President/Founder/Chief Analyst, PADEM Group
09:30 - 09:50 20 mins
TV Connect Congress
A market overview: Ovum
  • Ed Barton - Chief Analyst, Entertainment, Ovum
09:50 - 10:30 40 mins
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TV Connect Congress
‘The challenger’: If you had to invest in one technology what would it be?
  • Christian von Reventlow - Chief Product/Innovation Officer, Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Phil Sellick - Lead Architect/Technologist, advanced Video, Innovations and Trials Team, Virgin Media
  • Bjarne Andre Myklebust - Head of Distribution, NRK
  • Pablo Hesse - Founder & CEO, Teltoo
  • Mike McKeown - Senior Director, Business Development, Cisco
  • Allan McLennan (Chair of LeadersIn Global Video Committee) - President/Founder/Chief Analyst, PADEM Group

Budgets aren’t endless but technologies disrupting the distribution market seem to be. Operators, Broadcasters and OTTs have so much to choose from, what do you pick? This interactive session will place 5 major technology pioneers under the spotlight and will question why now and in the future their solutions are the most business critical to those who hold the budget.

10:30 - 10:50 20 mins
TV Connect Congress
OTT in a Linear World
  • Peter Siebert - Head of Technology, DVB
10:50 - 11:30 40 mins
TV Connect Congress
Morning coffee break and opportunity to visit the exhibition
11:30 - 12:10 40 mins
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TV Connect Congress
Next-Generation TV Powered by AI, Big Data and Computer Vision
  • Colin Dixon - Founder and Chief Analyst, nScreenMedia
  • Simon Adams - GM of Video and Sports, Gracenote

As viewing behavior evolves, TV providers are in the midst of reimagining and reinventing the experiences they deliver to subscribers. The ultimate goal? Making it frictionless for users to find and consume the content they want in order maximize engagement with their platforms and services. Critical to the providers' efforts are advanced search and discovery, personalized recommendations, visually-rich UIs and voice navigation which connect their users to the limitless amounts of compelling TV, movie, sports and music content available to them.

This one-on-one conversation will explore how big data underpins next-generation digital media experiences and the roles AI/machine learning and computer vision play in enabling entirely new and highly personalized UX of the future.

12:10 - 12:50 40 mins
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TV Connect Congress
Where does AI and automation fit into the video distribution picture?
  • Paul Kanareck - Director of Online & Brand, ITV
  • Dimitar Radev - Head of Content Distribution & New Platforms, Nova Broadcasting Group
  • Nathalie Lethbridge - Senior Advisor, Atonik Digital
  • Bram Tullemans - Senior Project Manager Broadband Networks & Software Platforms, EBU
  • What is AI’s killer app when it comes to video distribution?
  • What is the ceiling for AI and automation?
  • How will AI and automation affect your infrastructure?
  • Is AR/VR a component to compliment and accelerant for AI?
12:50 - 14:00 70 mins
TV Connect Congress
Lunch break and opportunity to visit to the exhibition
11:30 - 12:00 30 mins
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Quality of Experience Theatre - free to attend
Suitest – easy OTT test automation for living room devices
  • Mirko Nedeljkovic - CEO, Suite.st
12:00 - 12:30 30 mins
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Quality of Experience Theatre - free to attend
How are viewers changing the way they watch video in the home?
  • Frode Hernes - SVP of Product Management, Vewd
  • Are viewers moving away from traditional viewing habits?
  • How has the consumer journey changed within the home?
12:30 - 13:00 30 mins
Quality of Experience Theatre - free to attend
A telco’s approach to the OTT battle – how can you win?
  • Yasir Manzoor - General Manager (Products & Content), PTCL
14:00 - 14:30 30 mins
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Quality of Experience Theatre - free to attend
Defining a proactive QoE strategy – Lets act and not just sit and monitor
  • Nagu Gopalakrishnan - Principal consultant, TATA Elxsi
  •           Leading Indicator vs Lagging indicator
  •           Transforming automation to keeping an eye on QoE
  •           The missing piece of QoE focus in CI/CD pipeline
  •           Product Managers take control of QoE– Defining acceptance criteria from under the hood
14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
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Quality of Experience Theatre - free to attend
Building an insight based quint-play experience across energy, telecom and TV
  • Claudio Dolce - CEO, Smartplay
  • Why are more and more energy companies expanding in TV entertainment
  • What are the benefits for customers
  • How to build a comprehensive quint-play offer
15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
Quality of Experience Theatre - free to attend
Ensuring great experience across platforms
  • Atif Ünaldi - President, IPTV Association
14:00 - 14:40 40 mins
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Quality of Service - Congress
Deep Dive: How much of your business should be in the cloud?
  • Jerome Tassel - Director of TV Architecture and Security, BT
  • Rob Gallagher - Research Director, Consumer & Entertainment Services, OVUM
  • Chris Harris - Head of Service Management, YouView
  • Alan Evans - Senior Director, Ecosystem Strategy, UDN, Ericsson
  • Does cloud infrastructure make hardware irrelevant?
  • Where do the traditional CDNs fit in to the future cloud picture?
  • What are the benefits in service delivery vs traditional models?
  • What are typical timelines for migrating to cloud
  • What can we learn from the HBO hacks?
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
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Quality of Service - Congress
Going all-in: How Cloud is giving Media companies the edge
  • Simon Frost - Head of Marketing and Business Development – EMEA, AWS Elemental
  • Bård Farstad - CEO, Crystallize
  • What are the benefits of cloud-based video?
  • Can cloud improve the viewing experience?
  • How Machine Learning is enabling intelligent video services
15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
Quality of Service - Congress
Afternoon break and opportunity to visit the exhibition
15:30 - 15:50 20 mins
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Quality of Service - Congress
From Data to Wisdom: Best Practices (and very bad ideas) in QoE KPI/Data Collection
  • Luke Carriere - Technology Evangelist, Witbe

In this session, the audience will learn about the different methodologies to collect Quality of Experience data. QoE may be inferred from user-activity data (ie software agent), but directly collecting QoE measures (ie active robots) enables further analysis by drilling down and rolling up relevant data. Analysis transforms QoE information into actionable knowledge of improvement areas so QA engineers and network operations teams can make wise decisions.

15:50 - 16:10 20 mins
Quality of Service - Congress
HbbTV framework as a multi platform app
  • Daniel Ekelof - Deputy CTO, SVT
14:00 - 14:40 40 mins
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Quality of Experience - Congress
Panel Session: Exploring content discovery as your differentiator: how much do the technologies have to offer?
  • Sylvain Thevenot - Managing Director, Netgem
  • Naser Refaat - CTO, Rotana
  • Olivier Jollet - Managing Director - Europe, Pluto TV
  • Jaakko Lempinen - Head of Customer Experience, Yle
  • Donatas Nemura - Senior Consultant, MTM
  • Sion Wynn-Jones - Head of Product, YouView
  • AI’s role in content discovery
  • How diverse and personal can you make content discovery?
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
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Quality of Experience - Congress
Can apps really help differentiate a video service?
  • Carter Pilcher - CEO, Shorts TV
  • Do apps represent the new competitive battle ground?
  • How can you really differentiate your app?
15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
Quality of Experience - Congress
Afternoon break and opportunity to visit the exhibition
15:30 - 15:50 20 mins
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Quality of Experience - Congress
The Accelerating Content Bubble: How close are we to the bubble bursting?
  • Tim Mulligan - Senior Analyst, MIDiA Research
  • commissioning strategy
  • consumption patterns
  • ROI for TV networks and SVOD services
  • The role of the tech majors in prolonging the bubble
15:50 - 16:15 25 mins
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Quality of Experience - Congress
How are voice technologies changing the game for consumer TV experiences
  • Noriko Matsuoka - Lead Strategist – Emerging Experiences – Product, BBC
  • Matthew Thomas - Strategy Consultant, MTM London
  • What is the end goal and how realistic is it?
  • How far does voice recognition go beyond the TV?