Leaders' Briefing 2023 - Executive Summit

The Executive Summit is a small, closed, invitation-only event on the eve of the Leaders' Briefing, designed for selected executives from the content provider community.

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Sharon Cooper
Sharon Cooper
Economist Intelligence

Chief Digital Officer

Margaret Craig
Margaret Craig
Signiant

CEO

Larissa Görner
Larissa Görner
Proximus Media House

CTO

Kari Holmen
Kari Holmen
NRK

Head of CTO Office

David Ingham
David Ingham
Cognizant

Client Partner - Head of Media, Entertainment and Sport portfolio

Ian Munford
Ian Munford
AWS

Industry Development Lead

Nadine Thomson
Nadine Thomson
WPP

Global Chief Technology Officer, Group M

Matt Westrup
Matt Westrup
A+E Networks EMEA

SVP Technology & Operations EMEA

Mattie Yeta
Mattie Yeta
CGI

Chief Sustainability Officer

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

Mark Harrison

CEO

DPP

Edward Qualtrough

Editorial Director

DPP

13:15 - 13:35 What do ‘Future-ready media organisations’ look like? — Part 1

What do ‘Future-ready media organisations’ 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 'Future Ready Media Organisations' key findings, and hear from Economist Intelligence's own Chief Digital Officer about leadership, transformation and product development.

David Ingham

Client Partner - Head of Media, Entertainment and Sport portfolio

Cognizant

Ian Munford

Industry Development Lead

AWS

Edward Qualtrough

Editorial Director

DPP

13:35 - 14:15 What do ‘Future-ready media organisations’ look like? — Part 2

What do ‘Future-ready media organisations’ look like?

In the second part of the session on Future Ready Media Organisations we invite participants in the research to reflect on the findings: how do they drive change in their businesses? What technology investments are actually delivering real value for media companies, to what extent are modernisation initiatives securing buy-in from all levels of an organisation, and how do technology functions respond to the biggest challenges facing media organisations so they can design for future success?

Larissa Görner

CTO

Proximus Media House

Kari Holmen

Head of CTO Office

NRK

Peter Sykes

Strategic Technology Development Manager

Sony

Matt Westrup

SVP Technology & Operations EMEA

A+E Networks EMEA

14:15 - 14:45

Has everyone lost interest in sustainability - or is it just us?

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.

Mattie Yeta

Chief Sustainability Officer

CGI

14:45 - 15:15

Owning it: what does it take to be in charge of your tech destiny?

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.

Nadine Thomson

Global Chief Technology Officer, Group M

WPP

15:15 - 15:45 Coffee Break

15:45 - 16:15

How well do media organisations understand cost and efficiency drivers in technology?

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.

Margaret Craig

CEO

Signiant

16:15 - 16:45

What does it take to have a product mindset?

Sharon Cooper

Chief Digital Officer

Economist Intelligence

16:45 - 17:00

Key industry trends for 2023

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.

Mark Harrison

CEO

DPP

17:00 - 18:30 Networking drinks

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