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Returning to the Virtual Stage


The pandemic has certainly enhanced our relationship with audio devices more than ever before, with the role of radio, improved entertainment experiences, smart speakers, and headphones becoming more significant in both our personal and professional lives. As technology continues to accelerate in line with the need for high-quality, immersive audio, how are businesses utilising creativity to meet the demands of an ever-evolving industry?

Futuresource is delighted to announce that Audio Collaborative will be returning for its eighth year this November. We will explore the evolution of audio, embracing the creativity, strategy and development of technology across the entire space. Join us for a range of engaging presentations and panel sessions, brought together by a wealth of industry thought leaders and innovators.


Day 1 | 10th November | 14:00 - 18:00 GMT


14:00 - 14:35 Opening Keynote & Fireside Chat - Qualcomm Sponsor

David Sidebottom, Principal Analyst, Head of Entertainment Media - Futuresource Consulting
James Chapman, VP & GM - Qualcomm

14:40 - 15:30 Stepping up – the Journey to Better Quality Audio - Sonarworks Sponsor

Guy Hammett, Senior Market Analyst - Futuresource Consulting
Martins Popelis, Co-Founder, CPO - Sonarworks
Johnny McClintock, Director, Product Marketing - Qualcomm Technologies
Pete Downton, Strategic Partnerships Advisor - MQA
Adam Levenson, Head of Marketing - DSP Concepts

15:35 - 16:20 The Music Market's Next Drivers of Growth

Alexandre Jornod, Lead Market Analyst - Music & Audio - Futuresource Consulting
Nike Koch, Director Supply Chain Operations - Sony Music Entertainment
Andreas Kohl - Optimal Media

16:25 - 16:55 Into the Metaverse [Presentation]

Cliff Fluet, Partner - Lewis Silkins

17:00 - 18:00 What Next in Headphones & Hearables Mega Convergence?

Rasika D'Souza, Principal Analyst, Head of Personal Electronics - Futuresource Consulting
Saranraj Mathivanan, Senior Market Analyst - Futuresource Consulting
Anders Jessen, Competitive Intelligence Manager - WSA
Damon Johnson, Global Consumer Audio Product Director - HyperX
Andrew Bellavia, Director of Market Development - Knowles Corporation 
Philippe Jorgensen, Head of Lifestyle Hearables - Jabra 


Day 2 | 11th November | 14:00 - 18:00 GMT

14:00 - 14:35 Opening Keynote & Fireside Chat - Soundtrack Your Brand 

Carl Hibbert, Director - Futuresource Consulting
Ola Sars, Founder, CEO & Chairman - Soundtrack Your Brand

14:40 - 15:20 The Return of Live Events and the Future of Live Sound Technology 

James Kirby, Senior Market Analyst, Pro Audio - Futuresource Consulting
James Baker, Live Sound Specialist - SSE Audio
Austin Freshwater, General Manager - DiGiCo
Michael Case, Global Segment Management and Artist Relations - d&b audiotechnik

15:25 - 15:35 Futuresource Snapshot: Pressures on the Supply Chain [Presentation]

Chris Bull, Research Analyst, Home Audio - Futuresource Consulting

15:40 - 16:40 The Return to Work - Enterprise Audio Evolved

Chris McIntyre-Brown, Director - Futuresource Consulting
Chris Merrick, Senior Director, Global Marketing Integrated Systems - Shure Inc.
Scott Friedman, Strategic Business Development - Google
Neil Fluester, Senior Product Director - Poly
Hanieh Motamedian, Business Development Manager - Sound Directions

16:45 - 17:25 From Amateurs to Professionals - The Future Growth of Content Creation at Home

James Kirby, Senior Market Analyst, Pro Audio - Futuresource Consulting
Tim Carroll, CEO - Focusrite
Joscha Kretschmann, Professional Product Management - Beyerdynamic
Francois Quereuil, VP of Audio and Music Solutions - Avid

17:30 - 18:00 Futuresource Perspectives - Audio Megatrends for 2022 [Presentation]

Simon Forrest, Principal Technology Analyst - Futuresource Consulting

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Sponsorship Opportunity

Audio Collaborative brings together delegates from some of the leading companies in the industry, providing sponsors with the opportunity to showcase their brand and products in the presence of an influential audience. 

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