Leaders' Briefing 2021 - Day 1

The DPP's 6th annual Leaders' Briefing is a conference and networking event bringing together the supplier and content provider community.

Senior executives from 30 major media organisations will share exclusive intelligence about their priorities. No other industry event provides so much focused insight in one place, all tailored to suppliers and content providers.

If you experience any problems registering for DPP events or watching any online events, please contact events@thedpp.com.

Andy Beale
Andy Beale
Chief Engineer, BT Sport
Morten Brandstrup
Morten Brandstrup
Head of News Technology, TV2
Maxime Caron
Maxime Caron
Senior Director of Architecture & Strategic Development, CBC Radio-Canada
Simon Farnsworth
Simon Farnsworth
CTO of Broadcast Technology & Operations, Discovery Communications
Pierre Fortin
Pierre Fortin
Vice President, Media Technology & Innovation, Rogers Media & Sport
Grant Franklin Totten
Grant Franklin Totten
Head of Media & Emerging Platforms, Al Jazeera
Richard Friedel
Richard Friedel
EVP - Engineering, Operations and Technology, Fox
Tomos Grace
Tomos Grace
Head of Media & Sport, YouTube
David Klee
David Klee
VP Strategic Media Solutions, A+E Networks
Sheilagh Little
Sheilagh Little
VP Director of Operations, IMG Studios
David McLean
David McLean
Managing Director News Live, News UK
Aditi Pandey
Aditi Pandey
Head of Vendor Management & Partnerships, NRK
Del Parks
Del Parks
EVP & CTO, Sinclair Broadcast Group
Jon Roberts
Jon Roberts
Director of Technology, ITN
David Shield
David Shield
SVP, Global Director of Engineering & Technology, IMG Studios
Richard Waghorn
Richard Waghorn
Director of Operations, Technology and Transformation, RTE

Leaders' Briefing 2021 - Day 1

You can find the programme for day 1 below as it becomes available.

08:45 - 09:30: Registration

09:30 - 09:45: Introduction

Mark Harrison

CEO

DPP

09:45 - 11:00: Topical Content Creators Part 1

These leaders reveal their top three priorities for 2022, followed by a Q&A.

Grant Franklin Totten

Head of Media & Emerging Platforms

Al Jazeera

David McLean

Managing Director News Live

News UK

Jon Roberts

Director of Technology

ITN

11:00 - 11:30: Networking Break

11:30 - 12:30: Sport

These leaders reveal their top three priorities for 2022, followed by a Q&A.

Andy Beale

Chief Engineer

BT Sport

Sheilagh Little

VP Director of Operations

IMG Studios

David Shield

SVP, Global Director of Engineering & Technology

IMG Studios

Speaker to be announced

12:30 - 13:45: Lunch

13:45 - 14:15: Special session to be announced

Speaker to be announced

14:15- 15:15: European Broadcasters Part 1

These leaders reveal their top three priorities for 2022, followed by a Q&A.

Morten Brandstrup

Head of News Technology

TV2

Aditi Pandey

Head of Vendor Management & Partnerships

NRK

Richard Waghorn

Director of Operations, Technology and Transformation

RTE

15:15 - 15:45: Networking Break

15:45 - 17:00: North American Networks

These leaders reveal their top three priorities for 2022, followed by a Q&A.

Maxime Caron

Senior Director of Architecture & Strategic Development

CBC Radio-Canada

Pierre Fortin

Vice President, Media Technology & Innovation

Rogers Media & Sport

Richard Friedel

EVP - Engineering, Operations and Technology

Fox

Del Parks

EVP & CTO

Sinclair Broadcast Group

17:00 - 18:00: Global Providers Part 1

These leaders reveal their top three priorities for 2022, followed by a Q&A.

Simon Farnsworth

CTO of Broadcast Technology & Operations

Discovery Communications

Tomos Grace

Head of Media & Sport

YouTube

David Klee

VP Strategic Media Solutions

A+E Networks

18:00 - 19:00: Networking Drinks

*Timings are approximate, and displayed in GMT.

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