Leaders' Briefing 2024

About the event

The DPP's 9th annual Leaders' Briefing is a conference and networking event bringing together the supplier and content provider community. It will take place in person in London.

Senior executives from over 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.

Tickets are free of charge for attendees from DPP member companies.

Non member ticket sales

A limited number of non members are also invited to attend by purchasing a ticket. If you have a ticket but can no longer attend, you will be issued a full refund up until 6 November OR you can transfer your ticket to a colleague within your company.

There will be no refunds available after 6 November.

Terms and conditions 

To attend, you must be over 16 and a media industry professional or in higher education in a related field. No press will be allowed to attend this event.

Please note that the DPP has the right to refuse entry.

Robert Amlung
Robert Amlung
ZDF

Head of Digital Strategy

Schawn Belston
Schawn Belston
Amazon Studios

Head of Global Delivery

Tim Bertioli
Tim Bertioli
BBC Studios

Director of Media Services, UKTV & SVP of Channel Technology

Morten Brandstrup
Morten Brandstrup
TV2

Head of News Technology

James Crossland
James Crossland
Warner Bros. Discovery

EVP, Head of Global Content Operations

Simon Farnsworth
Simon Farnsworth
ITV

CTO

Barrie Godwin
Barrie Godwin
The Walt Disney Studios

SVP Operations

Cristina Gomila
Cristina Gomila
Sky

MD Content Technology & Innovation

Adde Granberg
Adde Granberg
SVT

CTO

Sinead Greenaway
Sinead Greenaway
BBC

Director, Broadcast & End User Technology

Larissa Görner
Larissa Görner
Proximus Media House

CTO

Stephan Heimbecher
Stephan Heimbecher
ARD

Head of Competence Centre, Production and Infrastructure

Abigail Hughes
Abigail Hughes
ITV Studios

Director of Sales Operations for Global Partnerships

David Klee
David Klee
A+E Networks

VP, Strategic Media Solutions

Natalina Manni
Natalina Manni
TikTok

Global Head of Publisher Operations

Branimir Maric
Branimir Maric
CME

Group CTIO

Megan Mauck
Megan Mauck
NBCUniversal

SVP Media Operations

Julie Mitchelmore
Julie Mitchelmore
A+E Networks EMEA

VP, Digital

Pål Nedregotten
Pål Nedregotten
NRK

CTO

James Pearce
James Pearce
DAZN

SVP, Broadcast & Streaming Technology

Olivier Penin
Olivier Penin
TF1

Head of Innovation

Luca Poloni
Luca Poloni
Mediaset

Group CTO

Jon Roberts
Jon Roberts
ITN

Director of Technology Production & Innovation

David Salmon
David Salmon
Tubi

EVP & Managing Director, International

Ida Shahnazari
Ida Shahnazari
RTL Deutschland

VP, Content & Playout Operations

Paul Shanley
Paul Shanley
The Associated Press

Senior Director of Strategy

Sanna Tornivaara
Sanna Tornivaara
Yle

Head of Media Technology & Development

Daniel Vestergaard
Daniel Vestergaard
DR - Denmark's Radio

Head of Portfolio & MediaTech Development

Richard Waghorn
Richard Waghorn
RTE

CTO

Matt Westrup
Matt Westrup
A+E Networks EMEA

CTO

Janne Yli-Äyhö
Janne Yli-Äyhö
Yle

CTO & CIO

Leaders' Briefing 2024 Programme

Wednesday 20 November - Day 1

08:15 - 09:15 Registration

09:15 - 09:30 Welcome

09:30 - 09:45 Keynote

Speaker to be announced.

09:45 - 10:45 European Broadcasters Part 1

Cristina Gomila

MD Content Technology & Innovation

Sky

Matt Westrup

CTO

A+E Networks EMEA

Julie Mitchelmore

VP, Digital

A+E Networks EMEA

Luca Poloni

Group CTO

Mediaset

10:45 - 11:15 Networking Break

11:15 - 12:30 European Broadcasters Part 2

Speakers to be announced.

Richard Waghorn

CTO

RTE

Robert Amlung

Head of Digital Strategy

ZDF

Stephan Heimbecher

Head of Competence Centre, Production and Infrastructure

ARD

12:30 - 13:45 Lunch

13:45 - 15:00 European Broadcasters Part 3

Janne Yli-Äyhö

CTO & CIO

Yle

Sanna Tornivaara

Head of Media Technology & Development

Yle

Adde Granberg

CTO

SVT

Daniel Vestergaard

Head of Portfolio & MediaTech Development

DR - Denmark's Radio

Pål Nedregotten

CTO

NRK

15:00 - 15:30 Networking Break

15:30 - 16:30 Global Content Providers Part 1

Tim Bertioli

Director of Media Services, UKTV & SVP of Channel Technology

BBC Studios

Abigail Hughes

Director of Sales Operations for Global Partnerships

ITV Studios

James Pearce

SVP, Broadcast & Streaming Technology

DAZN

16:30 - 17:30 Global Content Providers Part 2

James Crossland

EVP, Head of Global Content Operations

Warner Bros. Discovery

Barrie Godwin

SVP Operations

The Walt Disney Studios

Megan Mauck

SVP Media Operations

NBCUniversal

17:30 - 18:30 Networking Drinks

Thursday 21 November - Day 2

08:15 - 09:20 Registration

09:20 - 09:30 Welcome

09:30 - 10:45 European Broadcasters Part 4

Speaker to be announced.

Branimir Maric

Group CTIO

CME

Larissa Görner

CTO

Proximus Media House

Olivier Penin

Head of Innovation

TF1

Ida Shahnazari

VP, Content & Playout Operations

RTL Deutschland

10:45 - 11:15 Networking Break

11:15 - 12:15 News and Current Affairs

Paul Shanley

Senior Director of Strategy

The Associated Press

Jon Roberts

Director of Technology Production & Innovation

ITN

Morten Brandstrup

Head of News Technology

TV2

12:15 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 13:45 DPP Special Session: 10 Top Media Stats

13:45 - 14:45 Broadcasters from the Americas

Speakers to be announced.

David Klee

VP, Strategic Media Solutions

A+E Networks

14:45 - 15:15 Networking Break

15:15 - 16:15 Global Content Providers Part 3

Speaker to be announced.

David Salmon

EVP & Managing Director, International

Tubi

Natalina Manni

Global Head of Publisher Operations

TikTok

Schawn Belston

Head of Global Delivery

Amazon Studios

16:15 - 17:15 UK Broadcasters

Speaker to be announced.

Sinead Greenaway

Director, Broadcast & End User Technology

BBC

Simon Farnsworth

CTO

ITV

17:15 - 18:15 After Show Drinks

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