Keynote Presentation 2013

The view from the Summit

Engagement with the second screen and issues for rights holders

Consumer attitudes to the use of personal data

Consumer attitudes to targeted advertising

Digital Entertainment Summit Introduction

09:00
Opening remarks

Alexander Ross – Partner, Wiggin

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09:05
Keynote speech

Ralph Simon – CEO and Chairman, Mobilium Global, and Chairman Emeritus, Mobile Entertainment Forum, Americas (MEFMobile)

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09:20
Digital Entertainment Survey key findings

Caroline Kean – Partner, Wiggin

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09:35
Panel discussion: Content production for the multi-screen world

Tara Donovan – CEO, Jamie Oliver Media

Daniel Heaf – Chief Digital Officer, BBC Worldwide

Richard Mollet – Chief Executive, Publishers Association

Ralph Simon – CEO and Chairman, Mobilium Global, and Chairman Emeritus, Mobile Entertainment Forum, Americas (MEFMobile)

Andy Taylor – Co-Founder and CEO, Little Dot Studios

Moderator: Alexander Ross – Partner, Wiggin

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10:45
Coffee break
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11:15
Piracy: Digital Entertainment Survey key findings

Simon Baggs – Partner, Wiggin

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11:25
Panel discussion: Content distribution and data use

Andrew Bud – MEF Global Chair & CEO, iProov

Tom Grayson – Managing Director, Accenture Digital Services

Alex Green – Director, TV, BT Retail

Nigel Walley – Managing Director, Decipher

Ben Warn – Managing Director, Consumer Brands & Portals, Perform Group

Moderator: Alexander Ross – Partner, Wiggin

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12:20
What to expect from Europe

Ted Shapiro – Partner (Brussels office), Wiggin

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12:30
Closing remarks & lunch
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Andrew Bud

MEF Global Chair & CEO iProov

Andrew Bud is the Global Chairman of MEF, the global trade association representing the mobile content and commerce industry. He co-founded the organisation, then called the Mobile Entertainment Forum, in 2000. He is CEO of iProov, founded in 2011 to deliver user-friendly secure verification on mobile devices. In 1999 he co- founded mBlox, the world’s leading provider of mobile engagement services based on SMS and Push, and led it as CEO until 2003 and Executive Chairman until 2010. Recently he founded The Media Institute with University College London, an academic-industrial partnership to accelerate growth in the creative industries.

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Tara Donovan

CEO, Jamie Oliver Media

Tara is a member of Jamie Oliver’s senior management team and Group board. She is CEO of the Jamie Oliver Media Group and a trustee of the Better Food Foundation. Her background is as an entertainment lawyer with 12 years’ experience at London city law firm Denton Wilde Sapte, including two years as President of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers.

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Tom Grayson

Managing Director, Accenture Digital Services

Tom Grayson is a Senior Executive in Accenture’s Communications, Media & Technology practice and heads up all commercial activities for Accenture’s Digiplug subsidiary, where he has been part of the senior executive team that has transformed the business, extending its reach from music by incorporating distribution and digital rights management of other entertainment content, including TV, film and books.

Prior to Accenture, Grayson was Senior Vice President, Business Affairs & Business Development at Universal Music Group International in London, where he headed up corporate business affairs and managed industry-changing transactions. During a period of rapid transformation for the global music industry, Grayson was a part of the core team at Universal that negotiated and completed the €1.63bn acquisition of BMG Music Publishing, which led to Universal becoming the world's largest music content company.

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Alex Green

Director, TV, BT Retail

Alex Green is Director of TV at BT Retail and is responsible for BT’s TV and media products and P&L. He is driving the development of BT’s YouView service, the delivery of pay channels via BT’s fibre network and the integration of BT’s forthcoming Sport channels into the consumer business. Alex was previously Executive Director of TV & Online at Virgin Media, where he was responsible for Virgin Media’s day-to-day TV business including the introduction of the TiVo set top box, one of the most important product launches in the company’s history. Alex has wide experience in the Digital Media industry, including 8 years at News Corp, where he became Strategy Director at News International.

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Daniel Heaf

Chief Digital Officer, BBC Worldwide

Daniel is responsible for driving a unified global digital strategy and consumer vision across BBC Worldwide’s digital portfolio. This includes the organisation’s world-class branded consumer services such as: TopGear.com, GoodFood.com and BBCearth.com, apps, games and VOD. In addition, he is responsible for owned and operated services such as Global iPlayer and the international lifestyle and genre sections of BBC.com, including BBC Travel, BBC Future and BBC Autos. Heaf is also in charge of the organisation’s consumer digital facing services, including the successful portfolio of brands on Facebook and international channels on YouTube.

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Richard Mollet

Chief Executive, Publishers Association

Richard Mollet became Chief Executive of the Publishers Association in October 2010. In this role he is responsible for leading political engagement with government and parliament at a national and EU level. He also regularly represents publishers in the broadcast and print media.

Prior to this he was Director of Public Affairs at the BPI (the representative body of the UK recorded music industry) where he was closely involved in the Digital Economy Act, the Gowers Review of Intellectual Property, and the wider debates around the value of copyright and the creative industries.

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Ralph Simon

CEO and Chairman, Mobilium Global and Chairman Emeritus, Mobile Entertainment Forum - Americas (MEFMobile)

Ralph Simon is one of the founders of the modern mobile entertainment industry. He is widely recognised as a mobile trailblazer, visionary and innovator with enormous experience and success internationally and in the rapidly growing emerging markets.

He comes from a distinguished career in the music industry, having co-founded Zomba and Jive Records, and has been a leader in the mobile space since 1998, when his company created the first commercial ring tone business. He heads Mobilium Global in London, Los Angeles and Mumbai, providing high-level strategic advice and guidance to businesses operating across the mobile device and mobile and wireless content spectrum. He is the Founder & Chairman Emeritus of the influential Mobile Entertainment Forum- Americas (MEFMobile), the key voice of the international mobile commerce and content industry.

In 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010, Mobile Entertainment Magazine named Simon as one of the world’s Top 50 Executives in Mobile Entertainment. He also received their Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Global Mobile Entertainment industry in 2007. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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Andy Taylor

Co-Founder and CEO, Little Dot Studios

Andy qualified as a lawyer with DLA. In 2000 he joined Victoria Real as their Managing Director, the year in which it launched Big Brother on the web and Endemol acquired a 50% stake. In that year, Victoria Real was the fastest growing company in the UK. In 2003, Andy became Managing Director, New Media at Channel 4 where he launched a range of innovative products including 4Docs and 4od, Channel 4's on demand catch up service. He joined All3Media as Digital Director in 2007 and also became Commercial Director in 2010. In March 2013, he announced the launch of Little Dot Studios, a next generation producer and broadcaster backed by All3Media.

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Nigel Walley

Managing Director, Decipher

Nigel is Managing Director of Decipher the media strategy consultancy, and Chairman of the Decipher Group of companies, which includes iBurbia Studios, the interactive media research lab. Founded in 1998, Decipher works with TV platforms, broadcasters, advertisers and media owners to understand the commercial implications of new consumer technologies, and have pioneered research into the impact of PVRs and VOD on content and advertising markets.

Nigel is a marketer at heart, but with an intuitive sense of the potential of digital technologies. His particular focus is the evolution of commercial advertising models in media markets affected by the advent of new consumer technology.

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Ben Warn

Managing Director – Consumer Brands & Portals, Perform Group

Ben is an experienced digital media professional. His first foray into new media was back in 1994 when he was one of the Founders of Espresso Productions, a start-up focused on delivering educational content online.

He has worked in the digital sports and betting space since 2000, holding various Commercial and Director roles at Sportinglife.com, Ukbetting, Rank Interactive and BskyB. At Perform, Ben is the Managing Director for the newly created Consumer Division and is busily building out Perform’s global network of sports portals.

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Simon Baggs

Partner – Wiggin

Simon is a partner in the Litigation group at Wiggin LLP and the head of the IP/Rights Protection team. Simon has a widely-acknowledged reputation as a first class commercial litigator with apassion for the protection of rights. He represents corporate media clients, with a particular focus on the film, sport, gaming and music sectors. Simon is also the Managing Director of Incopro – a company founded by Wiggin to enable content owners to fully understand the global piracy landscape and to target action effectively using Incopro technology and a network of like-minded law firms around the world.

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Caroline Kean

Partner – Wiggin

Caroline is a partner and head of the Litigation group. She also leads the publishing team. Her expertise includes commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on defamation, privacy, confidence, copyright, trademarks, passing off and contractual disputes. Caroline is well known and respected for her defamation work.

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Alexander Ross

Partner – Wiggin

Alexander is a partner and head of the Commercial Music and Digital Publishing groups. He specialises in music, publishing and digital media. He advises both copyright owners and licensees in the creation, licensing and distribution of copyright works in the online and mobile environment, and also in media financing, e-commerce and m-commerce. Highly regarded by his clients and senior industry figures, he is known for his expertise, specialist advice, and in-depth knowledge in emerging media, particularly in the music and publishing sectors. He is rated in Chambers as having "rare experience in the evolving digital media business".

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Ted Shapiro

Partner – Wiggin

Ted is a partner with over 20 years’ experience who heads Wiggin’s Brussels office. Ted joined Wiggin in January 2013 from the Motion Picture Association in Brussels, where he was responsible for the European legal team. In addition to overseeing the operation of a multi-jurisdictional litigation and compliance programme, Ted was in charge of the provision of legal services to senior MPA executives and the MPA’s member studios related to intellectual property, new media, collective management, audiovisual regulation, competition, trade and data protection issues.

Location

The event is taking place at the British Museum, BP Lecture Theatre. Please arrive by 0830 for a 0900 start. For directions to the venue, please see the map.

BP Lecture Theatre
The British Museum
Great Russell St
London
WC1B 3DG

See the British Museum website for more details.

Data Privacy Concerns on the Rise

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Piracy Lawful and Unlawful Actions

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Women's Voice Not Heard Online

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Who Said the Public isn't Ready for the Paywall?

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Methodology:

The findings are based on a large-scale online survey of 2,500 UK respondents, representative of the national demographic, conducted in March 2013. Research was carried out by ComRes.

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NOTES TO EDITORS

About Wiggin

Wiggin LLP is a boutique law firm with an ethos of innovation and creativity. It is recognised by many as the best in the media business in the UK and has been a pioneer in media for over 20 years. The firm specialises exclusively in working with clients operating in or across the music, film, TV, broadcast, digital media, sport, betting and gaming, technology, publishing and computer games sectors. It has earned an international reputation for fresh thinking and innovative approaches.

Clients include BBC Worldwide, Bauer, BT, Channel 4, Condé Nast, Discovery, Disney, Endemol, FACT, HBO, Hodder & Stoughton, Ingenious, ITV, International Cricket Council, Manchester United FC, Marvel, MPA, Paramount Pictures, Party Gaming, Perform, PPL, Racing UK, Random House, Sony Columbia, Time Warner Books, Times Newspapers, Turf TV, Twentieth Century Fox, UEFA, UKTV, Universal, Virgin Media and Warner Bros.

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This report analyses data collected from a detailed survey of over 2500 internet-connected consumers (representative of the national demographic) to ascertain their attitudes and preferences to both consuming media and to creating and uploading it themselves, to use of their personal data, and to their willingness to pay for content. The survey was commissioned by Wiggin and fieldwork was carried out in March by ComRes.
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