Just four weeks to go! Make sure you book your place at this year’s Futuresource Entertainment Summit and learn from the experts at the forefront of the home entertainment revolution.

Featuring original 3D content and an opportunity to view theatrical and home 3D demonstrations, this conference has been designed to provide key industry insights and proven business solutions.

Thursday 10 June 2010

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.

The Consumer Speaks on 3D
A panel of consumers share their reactions to the 3D TV experience and discuss their interest in bringing 3D into their homes.

The Impact of 3D on the Home Entertainment Business
In this market overview presentation, Jim Bottoms will review the prospects for the entertainment markets.

Meeting Consumers’ Changing Entertainment Needs
A senior executive from one of Europe’s leading retailers will discuss his vision of the future for entertainment, the new business models likely to emerge and what needs to be done to drive new technologies into consumers’ homes and hands.

Listening to the Retail Voice
Leading executives from a number of Europe’s foremost hardware and content retailers come together to provide their perspective on the rapidly evolving market environment.

Making a Living in the Digital Age
Feargal Sharkey will share his views on how the industry has fared and the steps that need to be taken to protect creativity and ensure a continued revenue stream.

Living with Digital 
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.

“Over the Top” TV – the opportunities and challenges for broadcasters
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.

Growing Revenues from Online – Meeting the Challenge
Executives from the online video and games industries will present on their views, experiences and the strategies that could positively impact online revenues.

Engaging the Consumer – Staying Ahead of the Game
This session looks at the next steps in technology development that will drive the future for gaming and impact on a whole range of devices and services.

Friday 11 June 2010

Connected TV – Online Reaches the Living Room!
This panel discusses the key issues and identifies the opportunities and threats of mass market connected TV.

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.

Handheld Connectivity and Convergence – The Market Impact
Based on extensive original research and analysis from Futuresource, this session will explore the outlook for the products and services in this sector and evaluate the future market landscape.

E Books – The Next Chapter
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.

Where next for Mobile Apps?
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.

Driving Home Video Forward: Blu-ray and Beyond
In this closing session, senior figures driving the home video business forward will discuss initiatives aimed at protecting and growing home video revenues.

View the complete conference programme.

 

This year’s speakers include:

Adrian Northover-Smith, Digital Development Manager, Sony
Andrew Oliver, CTO, Blitz Games Studios
Ben Drury, CEO, 7 Digital 
Bob Auger, Cue Entertainment
Bob Michaels, Vice President WW DVD, Technicolor 
Bruce Daisley, Head of YouTube UK, YouTube
Colin Lomax, Managing Director, Anchor Bay Entertainment
Dan Saunders, Business Development Manager, Samsung 
David Bush, Marketing Director, Sony Professional Europe
Eisuke Tsuyuzaki, CTO, Panasonic North America
Feargal Sharkey, CEO, UK Music
Fionnuala Duggan, Director of Digital, Random House
Huw Crwys-Williams, Category Director, Dixons Group
Jim Bottoms, Director and Co-Founder, Futuresource Consulting
Jon Piesing, Senior Technology Consultant, Philips Applied Technologies / Chair, HbbTV
Jon Robson, SVP Digital Distribution Europe, Paramount Pictures International
Kris Brown, Vice President – Worldwide High Def Market Expansion, Warner Home Video
Lesley Mackenzie, Group Digital Officer, LOVEFiLM 
Neil Goodall, CEO, Testronic Labs
Technicolor (speaker tbc)
Peter Buckley, Digital Publisher, Penguin Books
Richard Lindsay-Davies, Director General, The DTG
Rob Bell, VP Digital, NBC Universal 
Rob Salter, Category Director – Entertainment, Tesco 
Shirlene Chandrapal, Director – Connected TV, Yahoo!
Simon Wheeler, Director of Strategy, Beggars Group
Sky (speaker tbc)
Spencer Mott, Chief Information Security Officer, Electronic Arts
Steve Allison, Senior Evangelist – Flash Media Technologies, Adobe Systems
Steve Purdham, CEO, We7
Will Morley, MD, Deluxe Digital Studios 

Here are the details of those who attended our digital content event in London in 2009.

Global Sales Director

24-7 ENTERTAINMENT LTD

Director

2tech LTD

Managing Director

ADCONION MEDIA GROUP

Director, Business Development

AdMob

Chief Architect & Strategy, Multimedia Solutions

ALCATEL- LUCENT

Sr. Business Development Manager

AMAZON

Market Analyst – EMEA (CPUs)

APPLE EUROPE

Director Strategy

ARVATO

Executive Assistant to the CEO

ARVATO DIGITAL SERVICES

Controller BBC Distribution

BBC

Head of Service Development Policy & Strategy

BBC

Director of Digital Content

BEBO

Managing Director

BONVER ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

Owner

BONVER VIDEODATA AB

CEO

BONVER VIDEODATA AB

Director

BRICKBOX DIGITAL MEDIA

Head of UK Production

BRICKBOX DIGITAL MEDIA

Communications Manager

BRICKBOX DIGITAL MEDIA

General Manager

BRICKBOX DIGITAL MEDIA

Director

BROADBAND TV NEWS

Head of Product Design & Innovation

BSKYB

Head of Business Development

CHELLO ON DEMAND

Senior Vice President – Chello on Demand

CHELLOMEDIA

Director Cisco Media Solutions Group – Europe

CISCO SYSTEMS

Consumer Director EMEA

CLOAKWARE LTD

Journalist

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS DAILY

Technology Correspondent

CUE ENTERTAINMENT

Writer

CUE ENTERTAINMENT

Editor

CUE ENTERTAINMENT

Associate Director

DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP EUROPE

CEO

DIGITAL STORES LTD

Communications Manager

DIGITAL TV GROUP

Chief Executive Officer

DIGITAL TV GROUP

Vice President Sales & Marketing EMEA

DOLBY EUROPE LICENSING LTD

Director Marketing EMEA

DOLBY EUROPE LICENSING LTD

Marketing Director Image Technologies

DOLBY LABORATORIES INC

Director of Marketing

DTS

Executive Director, EIAA

EIAA (EUROPEAN INTERACTIVE ADVERTISING ASSOC)

Director General

ERA (Entertainment Retailers Association)

Director of Technology & Strategy EMEA

ExtendMedia

Managing Director

FJORD

Director Business Development

FJORD

AV Tech Labs Manager

FUTURE PUBLISHING LTD

Managing Director

GAMELOFT

Communication Consultancy & Publishing

GLOBALCOM LIMITED

Director of Marketing

HARRIS CORPORATION

Head Of Software, Servers & Editing BU

HARRIS CORPORATION

Global Alliance Manager

HITACHI SOFTWARE (UK) LTD

Group Development Director

HMV GROUP

Head of DVD

HMV UK Ltd

News Editor

HOME CINEMA CHOICE

Editoral Director

IABM

Director of Market Research

IFPI

Reporter/Researcher

INFORMA TELECOMS & MEDIA

Director

INITION

Product Marketing Manager

INTEL CORPORATION (UK) LTD

Optical Manufacturing Consultant

Optical Manufacturing Consultant

Managing Director

JONGLEURS COMEDY LTD & LOCKOUT MUSIC

Managing Director Home Entertainment UK

LIONSGATE HOME ENTERTAINMENT UK LTD

Chief Marketing Officer

LOVEFiLM INTERNATIONAL LTD

Major Account Manager

MACROVISION

Sales Account Manager

MACROVISION

Director Vertail Marketing EMEA

MACROVISION

Southern Europe Sales Director

MACROVISION

Patent Licensing

MACROVISION

Chief Evangelist

MACROVISION

Major Account Manager

MACROVISION

Marketing Manager EMEA

MACROVISION

Senior Director Data Services EMEA

MACROVISON

Publisher

MEDIA MAKER PUBLISHING LTD

Managing Director

MEDIA-TECH ASSOCIATION

Senior Regional Director, Entertainment & Devices

MICROSOFT

Chief Architect & Founder

MINIWEB INTERACTIVE

Head of IPTV Strategy & Business Development

MOTOROLA

Director Consumer Data and Interaction

NOKIA CORP

Sales Manager

ONE TO ONE

Editor

ONE TO ONE / MEDIAPACK

Head of Mobile TV & Video Partnerships & Services

ORANGE UK

Chief Technologist

PACE PLC

Vice President Corporate Development & GM

PANASONIC HOLLYWOOD LABORATORY

Director of Sales Planning

PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Commercial Manager

PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT INTERNATIONAL

Commercial Manager

PARAMOUNT PICTURES INTERNATIONAL

Contributing  Editor

PHOTO IMAGING NEWS

Sales & Business Development Manager On Demand

RED BEE MEDIA LIMITED

Managing Director

REVOLVER ENTERTAINMENT

CEO

SAFFRON DIGITAL

CMO & Commercial Director EMEA

SEACHANGE INTERNATIONAL

President & CEO

SENSIO TECHNOLOGIES INC

Uk Sales & Operations Manager

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG

Publishing Director

SMARTCLIP

Business Development Europe

SOFATRONIC GmbH

Video Sales UK Manager

SONY DADCÂ  UK LTD

Product Manager Digital Media Manager

SONY DADC AUSTRIA AG

Senior Vice President Digital Works

SONY DADC AUSTRIA AG

Head of DVD Development

SONY DADC UK LTD

Sales Consultant – Copy Control & DRM

SONY DADC UK LTD

Director – Business Development, Digital Works

SONY DADC UK LTD

Digital Sales Coordinator

SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT

Vice President Intl Mobile Business Development

SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT

Executive Director, Marketing & Comms

SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

New Business Manager

SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Business Intelligence Manager

SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Head of Products & Services Development

SONY UK LTD

Technical Propostion Development Manager

SONY UK LTD

Reporter

STRATEGY EYE

Sales Director Europe

TECHNICOLOR

Director Of Strategy

TECHNICOLOR

Sales Director Northern Europe

TECHNICOLOR

Senior Vice President Businesss Development

TECHNICOLOR DIGITAL CONTENT DELIVERY

VP Sales EMEA

TECHNICOLOR HOME ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES

Account Manager

TEKTRONIX UK LTD

Sales Director Video EMEA

TEKTRONIX UK LTD

Head of Digital

TESCO

Chief Technology Officer

TESTRONIC LABS

Business Development Director

TESTRONIC LABS

Account Manager

THE COMMUNICATIONS PRACTICE

Vice President Technology

THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS

Director Of Engineering

TVONICS SOLUTIONS LTD

Senior Catalogue Product Manager

TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Director Of Technical Strategy

VIRGIN MEDIA

Vice President Legal & Business Affairs

WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Senior Vice President , Business and Legal Affairs

WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Group Commercial Planning Manager

WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Finance Director

WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Executive Director Marketing Scandinavia

WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Product Manager – New Releases

WARNER BROS

Senior Customer Solutions Manager

WARNER BROS

Snr Vice President International Licensee Markets

WARNER HOME VIDEO INTERNATIONAL

Vice President

WARNER HOME VIDEO INTERNATIONAL

Marketing Director – Intl Licensee Market

WARNER HOME VIDEO INTERNATIONAL

CEO

We7 Ltd

Director

WEBER SHANDWICK

Director of Sales

WEST10 ENTERTAINMENT

European PR Manager

YAHOO!

Vice President, Connected TV

YAHOO!

Director of Communications

YAHOO!

Director Connected TV Europe

YAHOO!