Futuresource Consulting Audio Collaborative 2020 full event schedule

posted on Tuesday, 20th October 2020 by Steve May

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Industry expo Audio Collaborative is going virtual this year. The event, which runs Nov- 4-6, offers integrators a unique opportunity to share industry insights, engage with global brands and explore the future of the audio industry.

Organisers Futuresource Consulting have assembled a variety of thought-provoking panels and panel discussions, presented by the Futuresource analyst teams and industry-leaders.

Live Q&A’s and networking are promised throughout the event. There’s also a Product showcase, where brand partners’ can offer a range of personalised pages with product information and video demonstrations throughout the course of the two days.

Futuresource Consulting Audio Collaborative 2020 agenda in full:
Day One November 4

Qualcomm Video | Welcome to AC Video
14:00 - 14:05 - Welcome and Opening Remarks
Sarah Carroll, Futuresource Consulting

14:05 - 14:25 Opening Keynote (20 Mins)
Geir Skaaden - Chief Products and Services Officer – Xperi

14:30 – 15:10 -Radio as an Evergreen – Content Genre (Panel)
Moderator: Jack Wetherill -Futuresource Consulting
Travis Baxter, Content & External Affairs Director – Bauer Media
Aled Haydn Jones, Head of Radio 1 – BBC
Chris Burns – Head of Audio & Digital – BBC England
Steve Raizes, Senior Vice President, Podcasting - ViacomCBS

15:15 – 15:35 - Selling Sound in a ‘E’tail world (Presentation)
Presenter: Robert Jan van Dormael, Vice President of Consumer Marketing - Harman

15:35 - 15:55 Coffee break (20 mins)

15:55 – 16:35 -Who will win the share of ear – key market drivers and applications fuelling demand (Panel)
Moderator - Luke Pearce - Futuresource Consulting
Tim Johnston PE, Vice President of Engineering – Starkey Hearing
Bernice Cramer, Director of Product Management and Global Marketing, Professional Audio Bose
Chris Havell -Qualcomm
Sponsor of Session & Speaker Stuart George – Cambridge Audio

16:40 – 17:00 Presentation (20 mins)
Voice Input: What is the Magic and What’s Next? (Smart Speakers)
Presenter: Dr. Paul Beckmann, Founder & CTO – DSP Concepts

17:05 – 17:45 Next Decade of Audio Tech (Panel )
Moderator -Simon Forrest -Futuresource Consulting
Adam Levenson, Senior Director, Business Development – Waves Audio
Andreas Ehret, Director, Technology Marketing – Dolby
Stefan Meltzer, Chief Business Development Manager – Fraunhofer
Dave Berol-Senior Solution Audio Engineer - Amazon
Mervi Heinaro – CEO -Flexound

17:50 – 18:05 - Futuresource Consumer audio trends- the outlook post COVID – (Presentation)
Presenter- Guy Hammet - Futuresource Consulting

18:05 – 18:10 Closing remarks Futuresource Consulting

Day Two November 5

Qualcomm Video | Welcome to AC Video
14:00 – 14:05 -Welcome and Opening Remarks
Sarah Carroll- Futuresource Consulting

14:05 – 14:20 Futuresource –Evolution of the gamer - opportunities for the audio hardware and entertainment industry (Presentation)
Presenter- Carl Hibbert- Futuresource Consulting

14:25 – 14:45 -The next decade of Music delivery – revenue drivers, challenges and the competitive landscape (Presentation)
Presenter- Alexandre Jornod - Futuresource Consulting

14.50 – 15:30 -Accelerated growth of live streaming of concerts and user generated content – how will this impact the live performance and touring segment and boost the home studio opportunity (Panel)
Moderator: James Kirby- Futuresource Consulting
Katy Templeman-Holmes, Director of Market Strategy – Harman
Harry Parslow, CEO – Tourlife
Meridith Rojas, Global Head of Creator Marketing – Logitech
Jim Odom, President – Presonus Electronics

15:30 – 15:50 Coffee Break

15.50 – 16:10- MEMS Technology in Audio (Presentation)
Presenter and sponsor: CTO of Usound

16:15 – 16:55 - AV Collaboration tools and app usage turbocharged during lockdown (Panel)
Moderator- Adam Cox -Futuresource Consulting
Martin Bodley, Director, Emerging Businesses, Bose
TJ Varghese, Product Manager – Google
Jason Goecke, VP and General Manager - Intel unite

17:00 – 17:20 -Why is TikTok so much more than a social media platform? (Presentation)
Presenter- David Saidden, Director of Strategic Partnerships – TikTok

17:25 – 17:40 Futuresource – Expansion of the technology giants in consumer and Pro A/V sectors - how do traditional audio vendors stay relevant (Presentation )
Presenters- Simon Bryant- Futuresource Consulting

17:45 – 17:55 Prize draw XPERI

17:55 – 18:00 Closing remarks Futuresource

Tickets to the event are £118 (plus VAT), you can register for the expo here. Global timings are as follows: Americas and European Broadcast: 14:00 - 18:00 (GMT) Nov 4 -5 2020 Asian Broadcast: 09:00 – 13:00 (China Standard Time) or 10:00 – 14:00 (Japan Standard Time) November 5 -6.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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