IABM to Reveal Exclusive Insight into the Future of the Broadcast Industry

IBC Conference Session hosted by IABM will focus on one of the industry’s hottest topics discussing the move away from hardware

The IABM will hold a must-attend conference session at the forthcoming IBC2014 event between 0800-0930 on Friday 12 September at Room E102, RAI Amsterdam, focusing on the potential impact the new era of convergence will have on the technology supply infrastructure.

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The IABM breakfast session, entitled “What future for broadcast technology?” will be chaired by John Ive, the organisation’s Director of Business Development & Technology, with the lead presentation delivered by Chief Executive, Peter White. One of the highlights of this one-off event will be a panel debate, with insights from a selection of the industry’s leading Presidents and CEOs.

Renowned industry figures Charlie Vogt, President, Imagine Communications & Gates Air; Marco Lopez, President, Grass Valley; Ray Cross, Executive Chairman and CEO, Quantel; and Dan Castles, President/CEO, Telestream will also be on hand to give their views and predictions as hardware moves further towards becoming a commodity.

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Peter White, chief executive, IABM says: “As the value and margins in broadcast hardware is rapidly becoming a commodity, the industry’s suppliers are now having to seriously consider embracing software and service orientated business models. Many leading technology supply companies are future-proofing their businesses and there is an expectation that mergers and acquisitions activity will really step up in this area.

“As people plan their schedules ahead of IBC, this is an important event for any business affected by these changes. The informative conference session will provide further insight into the future of this sector, we have carried out our own research and will be revealing a range of objective data and analysis.”

The event is open to all and commences at 08:00h, coffee and a light breakfast will be available for attendees from 07:30h.

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About the IABM:
The IABM is the authoritative voice of the broadcast and media technology supply industry worldwide. Its wide range of services to members encompasses market research and intelligence, training, expert representation at standards bodies and broadcasting unions, executive networking opportunities, and preferential purchasing. A presence at every major broadcast tradeshow, the IABM also provides a valuable channel for communication among broadcast manufacturers, government, and regulatory bodies. Additional IABM activities include awards programs for innovation and scholarships designed to stimulate the development of the broadcast and electronic media industries on an international basis.

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