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Attendees saw first class presentations and panels from industry titans and Futuresource experts on the growth and the crossover of business opportunities for the entire audio ecosystem.

Day 1

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Sarah Carroll, Director – Futuresource Consulting

Opening Keynote - How Technology is Rapidly Changing the Entertainment Experience
Geir Skaaden, Chief Products and Services Officer – Xperi

Radio as an Evergreen - Content Genre (Panel)
Moderator: Jack Wetherill, Principal Analyst – Futuresource Consulting
Travis Baxter, Content & External Affairs Director – Bauer Media
Ian O'Neill, Head of Radio and Head of Broadcasting Resilience - Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS)
Chris Burns, Head of Audio & Digital – BBC
Steve Raizes, Senior Vice President, Podcasting – ViacomCBS

Reaching Customers & Selling Sound in an Increasingly Dominant Digital World (Presentation)
Robert Jan van Dormael, Vice President of Consumer Marketing – Harman

Who Will Win the Share of Ear - Key Market Drivers and Applications Fuelling Demand (Panel)
Sponsored By Cambridge Audio

Moderator - Luke Pearce, Market Analyst – Futuresource Consulting
Tim Johnston PE, Vice President of Engineering – Starkey Hearing
Bernice Cramer, Director of Product Management and Global Marketing, Professional Audio – Bose
Chris Havell, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Voice & Music – Qualcomm Technologies
Stuart George, Managing Director – Cambridge Audio

Voice Input: What is the Magic and What's Next? (Presentation)
Sponsored by DSP Concepts
Dr Paul Beckmann, Founder & CTO – DSP Concepts

Next Decade of Audio Tech (Panel)
Sponsored by Flexound
Moderator: Simon Forrest, Principal Analyst – Futuresource Consulting
Adam Levenson, Senior Director, Business Development – Waves Audio
Andreas Ehret, Director, Technology Marketing – Dolby
Stefan Meltzer, Chief Business Development Manager – Fraunhofer
Dave Berol, Senior Solutions Audio Engineer – Amazon
Mervi Heinaro, CEO – Flexound

Consumer Audio Trends - The Outlook Past COVID-19 (Presentation)
Guy Hammett, Market Analyst – Futuresource Consulting


Day 2

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Sarah Carroll, Futuresource

Evolution of the Gamer - Opportunities for the Audio Hardware and Entertainment Industry (Presentation)
Carl Hibbert, Associate Director of Entertainment Content and Media - Futuresource Consulting

The Next Decade of Music Delivery – Revenue Drivers, Challenges and the Competitive Landscape (Presentation)
Alexandre Jornod, Market Analyst - Futuresource Consulting

Accelerated Growth of Live Streaming of Concerts and User Generated Content (Panel) 
Moderator: James Kirby, Market Analyst - Futuresource Consulting
Katy Templeman-Holmes, Director of Market Strategy – Harman
Harry Parslow, CEO – Tourlife
Meridith Rojas, Global Head of Creator Marketing – Logitech
Jim Odom, President – Presonus Electronics

MEMS Technology in Audio (Presentation)
Sponsored by Usound
Andrea Rusconi, Managing Director & CTO – Usound

AV Collaboration tools and app usage turbocharged during lockdown (Panel)
Moderator: Adam Cox, Senior Market Analyst - Futuresource Consulting
Martin Bodley, Director, Emerging Businesses – Bose
TJ Varghese, Product Manager – Google
Jason Goecke, VP and General Manager – Intel unite

Why is TikTok so much more than a social media platform? (Presentation)
Presenter: David Saidden, Director of Strategic Partnerships – ByteDance

Expansion of the Technology Giants in Consumer and Pro A/V Sectors (Presentation)
Simon Bryant, Director of Research – Futuresource Consulting

About Us

Here at Futuresource Consulting we deliver specialist research and consulting services, providing market forecasts and intelligence reports. Since the 1980s we have supported a range of industry sectors, which has grown to include: CE, Broadcast, Entertainment Content, EdTech and many more.