Future Media Technologies: Disruption or Opportunity?
Friday 16 November 2007
New technologies are undoubtedly changing the way we produce and consume content. Today an unprecedented range of entertainment and information is available on a multitude of formats, each supported by emerging business models and revenue streams. This complex, evolving landscape raises several questions for the future of media: Is IPTV really next generation TV? Who will be the primary generators of content in the future? Is the marriage of online and offline content a harmonious one?
Does new media offer the promise of an immersive experience or does it compromise creativity, quality and profitability? Why are some media companies better than others at diversifying their revenue streams? Are consumer tastes evolving in line with advances in distribution? Does IP inhibit or protect consumer enjoyment? What will it take to make convergence a reality in Europe?
On Friday 16th November distinguished guest speakers and senior industry executives will come together at the London Media Summit 2007 to wrestle with these and other issues through a day of keynote speeches, panel debates and informal networking. We hope you will join them.
2006 London Media Summit
Compelling Content: A Driver for Change
Friday 27 October 2006
New technologies are undoubtedly changing the way we produce and consume content. Today an unprecedented range of entertainment and information is available on a multitude of formats, each supported by unique business models and revenue streams. However, one key question remains unresolved: what content will consumers truly value in this brave new world?
Are consumer tastes evolving in line with the advancements in distribution? Are the big content brands transferable across multiple channels? Who will be the primary generators of content in the future? Will there be a power shift from traditional media companies to smaller niche producers, or even to users themselves? In a world where free content is becoming ubiquitous, what bastions of premium content will survive? Are traditional content packages such as music albums, feature films and radio shows set to be replaced by single tracks, video clips and podcasts?
On October 27th, senior executives, investors, consultants and thought leaders in the media industries will come together at the annual London Business School Media Summit to debate these and other issues.
2005 London Media Summit
New Business Models: How Media Companies Will Make Money in the Next Decade
Friday 4 November 2005
As technological advances lead to increasing proliferation of media content and an increasing choice of distribution options, media companies struggle to determine the best courses of action for their particular businesses. The London Media Summit examines the new business models of the industry from multiple perspectives: the future of advertising and new marketing alternatives; the pros and cons of different consumer payment and ownership models, ways consumer produced content, peer-to-peer, and other perceived threats can best be leveraged; and determination of the "new" financial models.
The London Media Summit allows industry executives and business school students to discuss the nature of such content, distribution and technological opportunities and how they best fit into company strategy and increase revenues. This event will feature key note speakers, panel debates, and ample time to network during a catered lunch and drinks reception.
2004 London Media Summit
Friday 5 November 2004
After several years of high drama and intense focus on the bottom line, the media industry is at last returning to a state of vigour. With revenues and profits rising across the sector, businesses can once again concentrate not just on controlling costs, but also on entirely new ways of generating revenues.
The London Media Summit allowed industry executives and business school students to discuss the nature of such opportunities, how real they are, and how to maximise return on the investments involved. Featuring keynote speakers, panel debates and sit-down lunch, delegates had ample opportunity to listen, learn, network and exchange ideas.