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Wednesday, November 14


ALEXA, how will you change our industry?
Panel on IoT & smart home tech for the entertainment business. Smart voice recognition, search algorithms, recommendation engines and personalized content are just a few of the technologies and trends which will drastically change the media industry as we know it. Will we talk to a TV set rather than operating a remote control? Will our mood and emotions be measured and inform the content we will be recommended and shown? Will content be produced just in time for individual audiences? Who will benefit and loose from such drastic changes? We’re excited to hear from pioneers at the forefront of technology applications in film & TV how Alexa (and other voice assistants), home technologies and the Internet of Things will change the film & business.

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Mark Harrison

Managing Director (CTPiX Speaker), Digital Production Partnership (DPP)
Mark Harrison was an historian before becoming a freelance film director. He won many awards, including an International Emmy. He became BBC Head of Arts in 2001, and then Head of Multiplatform, Controller of Production, and Director of Transformation. Mark is now Managing Director... Read More →
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Phil McLauchlan

Chief Science Officer (CTPiX Speaker), Mirriad
Through the 1990s Phil was a computer vision researcher at the industry’s foremost research groups. In 2000 he co-founded Imagineer Systems, winning a Sci-Tech Academy Award in 2013 as lead developer of the Mocha visual effects software. His work has focused on products and applications... Read More →
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Pete Thompson

VP Alexa Voice Services (CTPiX Speaker), Amazon
Pete Thompson is Vice President of the Alexa Voice Services (AVS), which enables device makers to integrate Alexa directly into their products. Prior to Amazon, Pete built new businesses and products for a number of well-known brands, including HP, Microsoft, Sonos, T-Mobile and TiVo... Read More →

Wednesday November 14, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Stage 2


Eight Ignite Talks on the latest Tech for the Film and TV Business. 
Short and concise - that's how companies and entrepreneurs will be presenting the latest technologies for film and TV. They include Clappy (Tallinn, Estonia), Makropol (Copenhagen, Denmark), Anomalia (Prague, Czech Republic), Merfilm (Bergen, Norway), the Digital Production Partnership (DPP, London) and Dropbox. Enjoy the stage powered by creative Tech!

Wednesday November 14, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Stage 2


Non-Fiction Futures: Documentary production, distribution and marketing at the cutting-edge
Discussion about the future of Non-Fiction. International documentary film experts come together to discuss the future of producing and distributing non-fiction films, as shaped by competitive online platforms, innovative technologies, new modes of participation and collaboration with audiences, as well as emerging markets around the world.

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Christian Beetz

CEO (CTPiX Speaker), gebrueder beetz filmproduktion
Christian Beetz and his production company gebrueder beetz filmproduktion range among the most important independent documentary producers in Germany. The productions, which focus on topics relating to politics, society and culture, won numerous awards (e.g. Grimme-Award, Cinema for... Read More →
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Esther van Messel

CEO (CTPiX Speaker), First Hand Films
Esther van Messel, born 1965 in Vienna, lives in Switzerland and holds a Bachelor's degree in film & television production and in history from the University of Tel Aviv. In 1990, she joined Warner Bros. Israel and became Head of Distribution. From 1992 she produced international... Read More →
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Marcus Vetter

Director, Producer, Commission Editor (CTPiX Speaker)
Marcus Vetter (born 1967) graduated in Economics and Media Theory and Practice. Since 1994 he has been working as a commissioning editor, producer and director. His films have received attention at national and international filmfestivals and won numerous awards, among which are 3... Read More →

Wednesday November 14, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Stage 2


Make Europe Prime again?
Debating the European answer to Netflix and Amazon Prime. BBC and ITV joining forces to create new subscription streaming service BRITBOX. ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery Channel launching Germany’s biggest streaming platform. The three leading French broadcasters are unveiling a joint online video platform as well. Will these platforms have the power to adress the dominance of Netflix and Amazon Prime? Or do we need concerted European initiatives to play a role in the „big game“ of VoD? Some of the most relevant VoD platforms will debate this very topical question.

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Robert Amlung

Head of Digital Strategy (CTPiX Speaker), ZDF
Robert Amlung is a journalist and Head of Digital Strategy at ZDF German Television. His main topic is the convergence of media and its consequences for content, distribution, workflows and business models. This involves questions regarding the future of journalism, systemic change... Read More →
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Prof. Annabelle Gawer

Director of CoDE, the Centre for Digital Economy (MTCon + CTPiX Speaker), University of Surrey
An award-winning researcher, author, and educator, Professor Annabelle Gawer is an expert on digital platforms such as Google and Facebook, and on platform-based innovative business ecosystems.Highly-cited author of two books (Platform Leadership, and Platform, Markets and Innova... Read More →
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Audrius Perkauskas

Deputy Head of DG Connect (CTPiX Speaker), European Commission
Audrius Perkauskas is deputy head of unit “Audiovisual and Media Services Policy” at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CONNECT). During his 13 years at the Commission and DG Connect, Audrius Perkauskas has acquired... Read More →
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Soumya Sriraman

President (CTPiX Speaker), BritBox LLC.
In February, 2017, Soumya Sriraman was appointed North America President, BritBox, a joint venture between BBC Studios, the commercial arm of BBC, and ITV, the UK's biggest commercial broadcaster. Sriraman is responsible for the overall strategy and operation of BritBox, with a focus... Read More →
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Alexandar Vassilev

CEO (CTPiX Speaker), 7TV
Alex Vassilev is the CEO of 7TV, a joint venture between ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE and Discovery, Inc focused on building the next generation OTT streaming service in Germany. The new platform aims to bring all favourite live, premium and sport video content under one roof and deliver... Read More →

Wednesday November 14, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Stage 2
Thursday, November 15


Partner Event: dwerft2 - introduction of the R&D project
Limited Capacity seats available

dwerft2 is one of the major R&D projects for Future Media Technologies in Germany. The vision of dwerft is to link the whole production and distribution value chain for content in the media business by semantical cross-linking of metadata - the Linked media data cloud (lmdc). These solutions are based on algorithms and AI for picture and speech recognition, blockchain for accounting services, file-based media cloud workflows, automated subtitling services for cross media distribution, media productions tools as well as smart interfaces for archives and editorial databases. At Mediatech Con 2018 Angelika Hörth (DRA) and Mark Guelbahar (IRT) will be introducing the project, answering questions and looking for potential cooperative ventures.

Thursday November 15, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
DRA Marlene-Dietrich-Allee 20, 14482 Potsdam