Futuresource Entertainment Summit conference, 10-11 June 2010, London
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Day 1 – Thursday 10 June

8.15am – 9.00am
Registration & Coffee at the ODEON CINEMA
10 Edgware Road, Marble Arch

(On the corner of Marble Arch and Edgware Road, 2 minutes from the Cumberland Hotel)

9.00am – 9.20am
Opening Remarks

9.20am – 9.40am
Is the Time Now Right for 3D?
Keynote presentation

David Bush
Marketing Director
Sony Professional Europe

9.40am – 10.45am
PANEL - Is the Time Now Right for 3D?
With 3D TVs, BD players and home video titles set to be launched in Europe this year, and with broadcasters lining up to add their support to 3D, this opening session will provide the insights, analysis and projections that companies need to participate in the 3D business. During this series of presentations, discussions and 3D demonstrations, senior level speakers from the home video, TV and broadcast industries will share their knowledge, experience and views on how soon 3D in the home will become a reality.

MODERATOR: John Bird
Principal Consultant
Futuresource Consulting

       

John Dollin
Senior Product Development Manager
Sky


David Bush
Marketing Director
Sony Professional Europe

Eisuke Tsuyuzaki
CTO
Panasonic North America

Tony Beswick
SVP of Technology & Operations
Sony Pictures Entertainment

Will Berryman
Global COO - Digital Content Delivery
Technicolor

10.45am – 11.15am
Move to the CUMBERLAND HOTEL and Coffee Break

11.15am – 11.40am
CONSUMER PANEL - The Consumer Speaks on 3D
A panel of consumers (who have already taken the plunge with high definition and who support Pay TV movie and sports services) share their reactions to the 3D TV experience and discuss their interest in bringing 3D into their homes.

MODERATOR: Bob Auger
Technology Correspondent
Cue Entertainment

11.40am – 11.55am
The Impact of 3D on the Overall Home Entertainment Business
Futuresource Market Insight
In this market overview presentation, Jim Bottoms will review the prospects for the entertainment markets, looking at hardware, content and delivery platforms and assess the future impact of 3D on the revenues of each of these industry segments.

Jim Bottoms
Director & Co-Founder
Futuresource Consulting


11.55am – 12.15pm
Meeting Consumers’ Changing Entertainment Needs
Keynote presentation
Few industry segments have such a close understanding of consumer wants, needs and motivations as the retail trade. In addition, retail support can make or break the success of a new product or technology enhancement.
A senior executive from one of Europe’s leading retailers will discuss his vision of the future for entertainment and will discuss what new business models are likely to emerge and what needs to be done to drive new technologies into consumers’ homes and hands.
Rob Salter, Category Director, Tesco
Rob Salter
Category Director – Entertainment
Tesco


12.15pm – 12.45pm
PANEL - Listening to the Retail Voice

Leading executives from a number of Europe’s foremost hardware and content retailers come together to explore the issues in more detail and provide their perspective on the rapidly evolving market environment. The group will explore ways in which consumer wants and needs for entertainment products and services are changing and the impact that online shopping is having on the business.


MODERATOR: Sarah Carroll
Director & Co-Founder
Futuresource Consulting


     

Huw Crwys-Williams
Category Director - CE
Dixons Group
Rob Salter, Category Director, Tesco
Rob Salter
Category Director – Entertainment
Tesco

Kim Bayley
Director General
ERA

Shaun Barrett
President, RETRA,
CEO, Barretts Digital

12.45pm – 1.45pm
Lunch Break


1.45pm – 2.05pm
Afternoon Keynote – Making a Living in the Digital Age
Keynote Presentation

The music industry has felt the online impact earlier and more significantly than any other entertainment sector. As a result business models have changed completely, new services have emerged and many lessons have been learned.
Feargal will share his views on how well the industry has fared in responding to these challenges and the steps that still need to be taken in order to protect music creativity and ensure a continued revenue stream.
Feargal Sharkey, CEO, UK Music
Feargal Sharkey
CEO
UK Music


2.05pm – 2.35pm
PANEL - Making a Living in the Digital Age – Music
A panel of leading music industry executives and digital music service providers discuss their experiences and provide insights into the future outlook for the content community in general and the music industry specifically, with a focus on how to build and protect revenue streams.


MODERATOR: David Sidebottom
Digital Media Consultant
Futuresource Consulting

   
Feargal Sharkey, CEO, UK Music
Feargal Sharkey
CEO
UK Music

Ben Drury
CEO
7 Digital

Simon Wheeler
Director of Strategy
Beggars Group

Steve Purdham
CEO
We7

2.35pm – 3.00pm
Living with Digital

Futuresource Market Insight
Drawing extensively on the Futuresource programme of ongoing original research, Alison Casey will present a review of market performance and an update on the prospects for digitally delivered entertainment content across the music, video and games sectors. The presentation will also draw on the latest Futuresource consumer research results and analysis based on its regular tracking across UK, France Germany and the USA.

Alison Casey
Head of Global Content
Futuresource Consulting


3.00pm – 3.30pm
Coffee Break

3.30pm – 4.30pm
PANEL - “Over the Top” TV: Opportunities and Challenges for Broadcasters
Though traditional linear TV will continue to provide the backbone of home viewing for some years to come, “over the top” TV services are bringing new opportunities to broadcasters and advertisers alike, as well as benefiting the end consumer. Along with these opportunities, there will be a number of challenges the broadcast industry will need to face.
In this session, leading participants from the broadcast community will discuss the potential business models for connected TV, and review the strengths and weaknesses of project canvas and HbbTV initiatives alongside the alternative open market approaches. The likely risks and rewards for broadcasters and advertisers will be a key element of this discussion.

Richard Lindsay-Davies, The DTG
MODERATOR: Richard Lindsay-Davies
Director General
The DTG

     

Griff Parry
Director of On-Demand
Sky

Ian Mecklenburgh
Director - Digital Entertainment
Virgin Media

Jon Piesing
Senior Technology Consultant
Philips Applied Technologies /
Chair, HbbTV

Neil Drennan
Project Canvas Programme Manager
ITV

Richard Halton
Director
Project Canvas

4.30pm – 4.50pm
Growing Revenues from Online - Meeting the Challenge
Keynote presentation

Bruce Daisley
Head of YouTube UK
YouTube


4.50pm – 5.25pm
PANEL - Growing Revenues from Online: Meeting the Challenge
To date, the revenues from online movies, either VoD or Sell through, have been disappointing and measures need to be taken to kick start this business.
In the video games sector online content has already reached a wider audience, driven primarily by multiplayer activity, additional downloadable content and micro-transactions. What is the roadmap for future revenue generation and will the future generation of consoles drive full game downloads?
Executives from the online video and games industries will present on their views, experiences and the strategies that could positively impact online revenues.


MODERATOR: Alison Casey
Head of Global Content
Futuresource Consulting

John Robson
SVP Digital Distribution Europe
Paramount Pictures International

Rob Bell
VP - International New Media
NBC Universal

5.25pm – 5.45pm
Engaging the Consumer: Staying Ahead of the Game

In this closing session of day 1 we look at the next steps in technology development that will drive the future for gaming and impact on a whole range of devices and services.  Technology advances including 3D, gesture control and controller free interaction will change the way we interact and enjoy gaming and home entertainment services, bringing usage to a much wider audience.

Andrew Oliver
CTO
Blitz Games Studios


5.45pm - 8.00pm
Evening Cocktail Reception



Day 2 – Friday 11 June

8.50am – 9.00am
Opening Remarks

9.00am – 9.10am
Connected TV: Online Reaches the Living Room
Opening presentation


Felix Geyr
Head of Home & Broadband
O2


9.10am – 9.55am
PANEL - Connected TV: Online Reaches the Living Room
The rapid growth in availability of connected TV receivers can potentially transform how people consume entertainment in the home and is encouraging a raft of collaborative deals between online service providers and leading TV set manufacturers.
In this panel discussion, executives from across the industry provide different perspectives on what will encourage consumers to connect up, and the types of services that will drive usage. In addition, a number of concerns have been expressed over the level of connectivity offered and incompatibilities between network offerings and what the consumer ultimately wants. These issues will also be examined as we look at the landmarks and timescales to successful mass market adoption.
Panellists will also focus on the impact of TV connectivity on the demand for TVs and other home and portable devices, and on the resultant impact upon entertainment content companies’ and service providers’ revenue streams.


MODERATOR: John Bird
Principal Consultant
Futuresource Consulting

       

Felix Geyr
Head of Home & Broadband
O2

Steve Allison
Senior Evangelist - Flash Media Technologies
Adobe Systems

Lesley Mackenzie
Group Digital Officer
LOVEFiLM

Dan Saunders
Business Development Manager
Samsung

Shirlene Chandrapal
Director - Connected TV
Yahoo!

9.55am – 10.15am
CONSUMER PANEL - The Consumer Speaks on Connectivity
A panel of consumers discuss their interest in connected TVs and their usage of portable media devices, including mobile phones. In addition they will talk about the ‘must have’ services and share their thoughts on how they expect usage patterns, viewing habits and home entertainment consumption to change.

MODERATOR: David Watkins
Senior Market Analyst
Futuresource Consulting


10.15am – 10.30am
Handheld Connectivity and Convergence: The Market Impact
Futuresource Market Insight

The consumer’s love of handheld gadgets continues to flourish, fuelled by new product launches, and additional features and functionality, all designed to broaden appeal and amplify usage. As a result, mobile phones, personal media players, digital cameras and other handheld devices are increasingly competing for consumer attention, budget and pocket space.
Based on extensive original research and analysis from Futuresource, drawn from ongoing market tracking in all the above areas, Sarah will explore the outlook for the products and services in this sector and share views on the future market landscape.

Sarah Carroll
Director & Co-Founder
Futuresource Consulting


10.30am – 11.00am
Coffee Break

11.00am – 11.15am
eBooks: The Next Chapter

Keynote Presentation

Adrian Northover-Smith
Head of Corporate Public Affairs
Sony UK


11.15am – 11.45am
PANEL - eBooks: The Next Chapter

The eBooks business has seen a massive expansion in Europe over the past 12 months while smart phones, personal media players and other connected devices have all witnessed a surge in consumer interest.
In this session, leading industry figures talk about the factors driving market uptake, look at the future growth opportunities and share their thoughts on the potential impact of convergence and content access in the handheld connected device sector.


MODERATOR: Sarah Carroll
Director & Co-Founder
Futuresource Consulting


     

Adrian Northover-Smith
Head of Corporate Public Affairs
Sony UK

Fionnuala Duggan
Director – Digital
The Random House Group

Peter Buckley
Digital Publisher
Rough Guides & DK Eyewitness Travel

Ruth Jones
Director – Publisher Business Development
Ingram Content Group

11.45am – 12.15pm
Where Next for Mobile Apps?

The mobile app has become one of the great success stories of recent months, enjoying widespread approval from a growing population of smartphone users. In its short life, the app has undergone considerable evolution, transforming it into a key enabler for information access, communication and recreation.
This series of short presentations by apps developers and service providers will explore the issues to be considered when developing an app, including a review of the pitfalls and the keystones to success from both the developer and the consumer-facing perspective. Participants in this session will discuss the types of apps that are most successful, share experiences on the associated revenue generating and promotional opportunities, and explore the future roadmap for this nascent programming phenomenon.


Chris Liu
Managing Director
Fjord London

Will Morley
Managing Director
Deluxe Digital Studios

Speaker TBC
Metro Newspapers

12.15pm – 12.30pm
Driving Home Video Forward: Content Industry Keynote
In this presentation, Kris Brown will share his thoughts on how the industry can clearly communicate the 3D proposition to the consumer. Featuring industry research on the barriers and motivators to 3D adoption, this industry keynote sets the scene for the ‘Blu-ray and Beyond’ panel session.

Kris Brown
Vice President - WW HD Market Expansion
Warner Home Video


12.30pm - 1.00pm
PANEL - Driving Home Video Forward: Blu-ray and Beyond
‘Blu-ray Market performance’, ‘content on memory cards’ and ‘rental and sales kiosks’, are all headline grabbing topics for those involved in home entertainment distribution. Meanwhile, the DVD market continued to perform ahead of expectations in 2009, with a resurgence of interest in rental in a number of key market territories.
In our closing session, we hear from a number of senior figures involved in driving the home video business forward, who will discuss these and other initiatives aimed at protecting and growing home video revenues.


MODERATOR: Jim Bottoms
Director & Co-Founder
Futuresource Consulting


     

Bob Michaels
Vice President WW DVD
Technicolor

Colin Lomax
Managing Director
Anchor Bay Entertainment

Kris Brown
Vice President - WW HD Market Expansion
Warner Home Video

Neil Goodall
CEO
Testronic Labs