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. It will take place in person at etc Venues, 155 Bishopsgate, London.

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.

Raman Abrol
Raman Abrol
Vubiquity

CEO

Natalie Billingham
Natalie Billingham
Akamai Technologies

VP Sales EMEA and EMEA Managing Director

Maxime Caron
Maxime Caron
CBC Radio-Canada

Senior Director of Architecture & Strategic Development

Tom Evetts
Tom Evetts
Avid

VP Sales EMEA & ANZ

Simon Farnsworth
Simon Farnsworth
News UK

CTO

Pierre Fortin
Pierre Fortin
Rogers Media & Sport

VP, Media Technology & Innovation

Grant Franklin Totten
Grant Franklin Totten
Al Jazeera

Head of Media & Emerging Platforms

Richard Friedel
Richard Friedel
Fox Television Stations

EVP Engineering

Tomos Grace
Tomos Grace
YouTube

Head of Media & Sport

Adde Granberg
Adde Granberg
SVT

CTO

Daniella Grayson
Daniella Grayson
Thomson Reuters

VP, Technology & Business Operational Enablement

Kevin Joyce
Kevin Joyce
Tag Video Systems

ZFO

Anshul Kapoor
Anshul Kapoor
Google Cloud

Head of Media Broadcasting Solutions

David Klee
David Klee
A+E Networks

VP, Strategic Media Solutions

Sheilagh Little
Sheilagh Little
IMG Studios

VP Director of Operations

Aditi Pandey
Aditi Pandey
NRK

Head of Vendor Management & Partnerships

Del Parks
Del Parks
Sinclair Broadcast Group

EVP & CTO

Jon Roberts
Jon Roberts
ITN

Director of Technology

David Shield
David Shield
IMG Studios

SVP, Global Director of Engineering & Technology

Richard Waghorn
Richard Waghorn
RTE

Director of Operations, Technology and Transformation

Carrie Wootten
Carrie Wootten
Rise

Managing Director

Leaders' Briefing 2021 - Day 1

All sessions

Topical Content Creators Part 1

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

Daniella Grayson

VP, Technology & Business Operational Enablement

Thomson Reuters

Grant Franklin Totten

Head of Media & Emerging Platforms

Al Jazeera

Jon Roberts

Director of Technology

ITN

David Shield

SVP, Global Director of Engineering & Technology

IMG Studios

Sheilagh Little

VP Director of Operations

IMG Studios

Q&A Co-host

Tom Evetts

VP Sales EMEA & ANZ

Avid

A View From The Cloud

Anshul Kapoor

Head of Media Broadcasting Solutions

Google Cloud

European Broadcasters Part 1

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

Richard Waghorn

Director of Operations, Technology and Transformation

RTE

Aditi Pandey

Head of Vendor Management & Partnerships

NRK

Adde Granberg

CTO

SVT

Q&A Co-host

Matt Bowers

Head of Professional Solutions Team, European Professional Engineering

Sony

How To Become Zero Heroes

Natalie Billingham

VP Sales EMEA and EMEA Managing Director

Akamai Technologies

Abdul Hakim

Business Development Manager

DPP

North American Networks

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

Pierre Fortin

VP, Media Technology & Innovation

Rogers Media & Sport

Del Parks

EVP & CTO

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Maxime Caron

Senior Director of Architecture & Strategic Development

CBC Radio-Canada

Richard Friedel

EVP Engineering

Fox Television Stations

Q&A Co-host

Kevin Joyce

ZFO

Tag Video Systems

Rise Up

Carrie Wootten

Managing Director

Rise

Global Providers Part 1

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

David Klee

VP, Strategic Media Solutions

A+E Networks

Simon Farnsworth

CTO

News UK

Tomos Grace

Head of Media & Sport

YouTube

Q&A Co-host

Raman Abrol

CEO

Vubiquity

Headline Sponsor

Google Cloud accelerates every organization’s ability to digitally transform its business.... read more.

Supporting Sponsors

Avid delivers the most open and efficient media platform, connecting content creation with... read more.

We are the people behind the world’s leading video technology platform. With our award-win... read more.

Signiant’s advanced transport technology has long been trusted by the media industry for m... read more.

Amagi is a next-generation media technology company that provides cloud broadcast and targ... read more.

Vubiquity, an Amdocs company (NASDAQ: DOX), is a global media and entertainment technologi... read more.

Contributing Sponsors

Conviva is the intelligence cloud for streaming media. Powered by our patented Stream Sens... read more.

It is difficult to underestimate the effect of the global pandemic on the media industry. ... read more.

TAG Video Systems is the world leader in 100% software based integrated IP Multiviewing, P... read more.

Refreshments Sponsor

SDVI is an Emmy® Award-winning supplier of cloud-based media supply chain technology that ... read more.

Business Lounge and Start Up Zone Sponsor

As a public cloud service provider Tencent Cloud powers global live streaming, on-demand a... read more.

Reception Sponsor

Cerberus Tech Ltd operates a global IP video network, leveraging the latest in technology ... read more.

WiFi Sponsor

Xytech provides Media, Operations, and Production teams with a Media Operations Platform t... read more.

Programme Sponsor

Premiere Digital™ is a trusted media services and software solutions partner for content o... read more.

Sustainability Partner

Akamai powers and protects life online. Leading companies worldwide choose Akamai to build... read more.

VIP Lunch Sponsors

Fastly helps people stay better connected with the things they love. Fastly’s edge cloud p... read more.

Prime Focus Technologies (PFT) is the creator of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) softwa... read more.

VIP Breakfast Sponsor

Ross powers live video productions for billions of global viewers daily with the industry’... read more.

Speakers' Dinner Sponsor

Ateliere Creative Technologies is a leading cloud-native media supply chain company that e... read more.

etc Venues, 155 Bishopsgate, London

Covid Guidelines

We cannot wait to welcome registered members to our Leaders’ Briefing this year. But we also take Covid19 and the safety of our attendees very seriously. That is why we have chosen to partner with etc Venues again, to deliver this event safely and in accordance with government guidance and best practice.

The venue’s approach is based on a comprehensive health and safety risk assessment that includes risks from Covid19. Their measures, which are detailed in this 18-point plan, include the following:

  • Science led cleaning, delivered by London’s premier ISO accredited cleaning specialist Cleanology; who are audited under the Covid Controlled Certification Scheme.

  • Highly trained staff operating on smart shift rotations and provided with the latest PPE to minimise the spread of infection.

  • Safer dining options: pre packed but delicious ‘grab-and-go’ meals.

We are also asking that all attendees take a lateral flow test no more than 24 hours before attending the event, and that they wear a face mask wherever possible, which we will provide.

The DPP cannot be held liable if an attendee contracts Covid19 after the event. While the Briefing is being run strictly in accordance with the current government requirements, and with a range of additional measures in place, the risk of transmitting Covid19 cannot be entirely mitigated. We are reliant on all attendees to adhere to this guidance while attending the event.

Should you have any specific questions regarding this or any other aspect of the event, please do not hesitate to contact events@thedpp.com

We look forward to welcoming registered members on the 17th!

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