Convergence Summit on Survival in the Brave New World of Broadband Monday 12 March 2001 PDF Print Monday 21 - Tuesday 22 May 2001 - ExCeL, London http://www.mediacast.co.uk/conference Convergence has brought a wave of new partnerships and mergers creating a highly competitive and confusing environment for network operators, telcos, broadcasters and new media service providers. At the Convergence Summit key industry players will discuss some of the hottest questions which must be answered before an organisation can decide which new business model it needs to adopt to survive. The Convergence Summit organised alongside Mediacast, ECC and e-CAST will feature over 30 senior executives giving a candid examination of the opportunities and threats facing companies in the broadband arena. Speakers include: Day One - Monday 21st May Kate Bulkley, Broadcaster & Media Journalist - Chairperson Ben Andradi, President and COO for BT Openworld Jerry Roest Group MD for Internet & Strategy at ntl Group Ltd Yves Elsen Marketing and Commercial Director for SES/ASTRA Patrick Vittet-Philippe, Expert Adviser to the European Commission - DG Enterprise. Garry Stephen, MD of DIVA Europe Joseph Haddad, CEO of Netgem Alex Heath, CEO of VirginNet Day Two - Tuesday 22nd May Dominic Schreiber Editor Television 2.0 - Chairperson Andrew Curle, Special Projects Manager for Irdeto Access Mark Isherwood, Senior Consultant for Rightscom Ltd John Moulding, Editor of CSI Bruce Lynn, UK Director of Network Solutions for Microsoft UK Régis Saint Girons, MD and Senior VP for Open TV Europe Charlie Tritschler, VP of Marketing for Liberate Technologies Mike Valiant, Senior Market Development Manager - Cable Solutions, 3com Corporation Kevin Morrison, Vice President International, Respond TV Philip Hooper, Head of Broadcast Networks for Madge.web Dominic Guinness, Internet Broadcast Marketing Manager,BBC Technology Gareth Sutcliffe, Business Development Manager, Microsoft -Windows Media Technologies Jim Cook, General Manager, Packet Video Europe Steve Wallbank, Market Development Director Broadband Services, Portal Software (Europe) David Treadway, Industrial Adviser, 3i The conference consists of eight panel discussions held over two days covering the following topics: 1. The Third Way - For some years, broadband network development has been seen as a competition between cable companies and the incumbent telco. With local loop access, broadband by satellite and fixed wireless, is there a Third Way? Leading operators review progress and examine the issues for the future. 2. Keynote Presentation, "Mobile commerce and the global digital economy: the perfect storm" by Patrick Vittet-Philippe, Expert Adviser to the European Commission - DG Enterprise. He will examine topics including: Are Governments greedy and regulators unpredictable? Does convergence pose an opportunity or threat? What is the role of mobile in the new digital economy? 3. Regulation vs. Opportunity - Content is it the same old rope or something completely different? 4. Packaging Content to Create Demand - giving customers the right content as the answer to the challenge of permission marketing. 5. Protecting Content in the Digital Environment - Is this an Illusion? Security in a digital environment is crucial to your organisation's success. Hear from the panel of experts how security can be built into your business model. 6. Standardisation vs Innovation - Interoperability: a Point Not Yet Proven? In order for the market to benefit from true technological convergence, a certain level of openness between platforms must be achieved by industry players. Hear from a cross-section of experts from various platforms on their concerns and foreseeable opportunities, as well as whether they think that standardisation will necessarily blight innovation. 7. Can You Make Money Out of Streaming Media Or Is It Just a Fat Pipe Dream? · Is there a business model for making streaming media work? · Is streaming media necessarily subculture or can it go mainstream? · Will streaming media overturn the established order? · What will be the effect of bandwidth on streaming media services? 8. Making a Successful Business Your Business In conclusion to this intensive, strategic conference, executives will debate with the delegates, how they visualise future opportunities for operators, technology companies, service providers, content providers and ultimately the brand owners. FEE: The two-day registration fee for the Convergence Summit is £500+VAT for one day or £700+VAT for both days, register before 30th March and pay only £560+VAT for both days. For event information or tickets access the Internet on http://www.mediacast.co.uk/conference Notes to Editors For press enquiries please contact Neil Stinchcombe on 020 8449 1007 or email email@example.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Eskenzi PR in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.