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DPP Executive Summit 2023
The DPP Executive Summit is a special invitation-only event for senior leaders from content organisations. The Summit features interviews with senior executives from both inside and outside the media and entertainment industry. This year we explore some of the strategic and organisational challenges that need to be addressed to prepare a media business for the future.
Tuesday 7 November 2023
12:00 - 13:00 Registration, lunch and networking
13:00 - 13:15 Welcome and context
13:15 - 14:15 What do ‘Future-ready media businesses’ look like?
The DPP and Cognizant have conducted research with a dozen major European broadcasters looking at their technological preparedness for the future. Have these companies invested in the right technologies? And do they have the organisational means to make those investments work? In this special session we present an exclusive preview of the key findings - and invite reflections from two of the research participants.
Head of CTO Office
Client Partner - Head of Media, Entertainment and Sport portfolio
Industry Development Lead
14:15 - 14:45
Media organisations see a future led by AI and data - and yet that is a road strewn with hazards. Ethical and legal issues could derail generative AI; data ownership and control is hard to achieve; and new ways of working are only increasing IT cost and complexity. Nowhere are these challenges sharper than in advertising, where speed and agility are critical. In this session the Global CTO of Group M - part of media giant WPP - tells us how she seeks to control her tech destiny.
Global Chief Technology Officer, Group M
14:45 - 15:15
2023 was the year in which environmental sustainability slipped down the agenda of media organisations as financial stringency moved up it. But is that the story in all industries? And if so, what does it mean for the ability of companies to meet both regulatory and reputational expectations? We speak to the CSO of one of the world’s major IT consultancy and software development companies - which has sustainability at the core of its proposition.
Chief Sustainability Officer
15:15 - 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 - 16:15
Almost every media organisation will report a strategic objective to improve operational efficiency, provide greater flexibility, modernise infrastructure and reduce costs. But just how well do tactical realities align with these strategic aspirations? Signiant CEO Margaret Craig draws on her experience to offer some key insights - and home truths - about the reality of trying to give customers what they allegedly want.
16:15 - 16:45
In this final session we speak to Belinda Finch, CIO of telecommunications giant Three about her vision for the role of technology in the businesses of tomorrow; what it means to truly democratise technology tools; what business-led transformation looks like; and what that in turn means for senior leaders in technology.
16:45 - 17:00
On the eve of the annual DPP Leaders’ Briefing, we share some of the major themes that have dominated the DPP’s work in 2023, and ask what we might see emerge for 2024.
17:00 - 18:30 Networking drinks
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