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IBC2011 launches the IBC Leaders’ Summit – ‘Leadership in a Digital Age’

Electronic media technology has enabled a new wave of entrepreneurs and empowered the consumer

IBC, the leading global tradeshow for professionals engaged in the content creation, management and delivery of broadcasting, electronic media and entertainment is launching the IBC2011 Leaders’ Summit, to be held on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 September at IBC2011, RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Electronic media technology has enabled a new wave of entrepreneurs and empowered the consumer. This has led to a period of dynamic change. The Leaders’ Summit programme ‘Leadership in a Digital Age’ will address the challenges of steering organisations to success through this new media landscape. It will be led by some of the most inspirational and influential figures within the electronic media industry. They will share their vision and experiences with an invited audience of 50 key leaders in broadcasting from across Europe and explore how leaders must adapt to this new business environment and help set the agenda for future strategy.

Speakers include

Mike Darcey, coo, BskyB
Mike Darcey has been chief operating officer of British Sky Broadcasting Group plc since 2006, having served as both group commercial and strategy director and director of strategy.

Erik Huggers, vice president, general manager digital home group, Intel
Erik Huggers is corporate vice president and general manager of the digital home group and a member of Intel’s Management Committee. Erik’s mission is to establish Intel as a global leader in hardware, software and services for the connected home and the rapidly emerging smart TV category.

Chris Dedicoat, president, european markets, Cisco
Chris Dedicoat is responsible for European operations, growth initiatives and investments in strategic alliances and acquisitions throughout the region. European markets are the highest revenue earning region outside the US for Cisco.


William H Roedy, former chairman and chief executive, MTV Networks International (MTVNI)
In William’s most recent role he was responsible for overseeing all of MTV Networks’ growing international channels and multimedia business operations. Under his leadership, MTVNI developed and launched hundreds of channels, starting with MTV Europe in 1989. He and his team built a global operation that now includes over 172 locally programmed and operated TV channels outside the US in more than 162 countries in 33 languages, reaching a potential audience of two billion people, making MTVNI one of the largest networks in the world.

Caroline Thomson, coo, BBC
Caroline Thomson is a member of the BBC’s Executive Board, reports to the director-general and led the BBC’s bid for a successful review of its Charter. She is responsible for the BBC's Policy, Legal, Strategy and Distribution functions as well as all of their major infrastructure projects including the digital switchover, the proposed move to North West England and all the BBC's property plans.

Gary Shapiro, president and ceo, Consumer Electronics Association
Gary Shapiro is president and ceo of the CEA, the US Trade Association representing some 2,000 US technology companies. The CEA owns and produces the world’s largest tradeshow for consumer technology, the International CES.

With unique contribution from:

Sir Martin Sorrell, ceo, WPP
Sir Martin Sorrell founded WPP, the world’s largest advertising and marketing services group in 1985 and has been chief executive throughout. Collectively, WPP employs over 146,000 people (including associates) in 2,400 offices in 107 countries. In 2010, WPP had revenues of $14.4 billion and billings of $66 billion.

After dinner speaker

Ellis Watson, former ceo, Syco Entertainment
Ellis Watson's most recent role was as ceo of Syco Entertainment, the joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Entertainment, where he was responsible for development, formats and commercial strategy at a time when the X-Factor and Got Talent franchises became a fixture in television schedules across the globe.


For more information on the speakers at the IBC Leaders’ Summit

Combining compelling business content with high level networking opportunities, the tailor-made programme of activities will include exclusive presentations from key speakers, a VIP networking dinner, tailored research from Deloitte and a private tour of the exhibition for a peer group of key media influencers to see the latest innovations and technology.

Those invited to attend will leave with unique content and collateral designed to enable them to move their business forward and, most significantly, they will have formed important and strategic relationships with like-minded leaders.


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