About the conference

The Media & Telecoms 2019 & Beyond conference took place on Thursday 7 March 2019, and was once again chaired by David Abraham, former Channel 4 Chief Executive.

With a stellar speaker line up, this invitation-only conference was a highly informative and stimulating day. The conference saw over 450 senior attendees come together to hear some of the world’s leading media and communications executives describe and debate the forces shaping their businesses. The conference also featured thought provoking discussion panels focused on advertising, telecoms and news themes.

From content providers to network operators, digital media platforms to publishers, attendees heard first-hand about the opportunities and challenges of delivering a digital strategy at a global level.

2019 conference highlights

Now you can relive the day through the conference highlights video. Click on the image below to watch the video. Stay tuned for more in depth videos of the individual speaker sessions which are coming soon!

  • Conference highlights 2019

  • Jolyon Barker

    Global Leader, Clients & Industries, Deloitte

  • Carolyn Fairbairn

    Director-General, CBI

  • Serpil Timuray

    CEO Europe, Vodafone

  • Dame Carolyn McCall, DBE

    CEO, ITV

  • Karen Blackett, OBE

    UK Country Manager, WPP

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  • Arnaud de Puyfontaine, OBE

    CEO, Vivendi

  • Lord Hall

    Director-General, BBC/President, EBU

  • JB Perrette

    President & CEO, Discovery International

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  • Alex Mahon

    CEO, Channel 4

  • Digital Disruption discussion

    Moderated by David Abraham
    Susie Buckridge, CEO, YouView
    Kasha Cacy, Global CEO, Engine
    Dominique Delport, President of International & Global Chief Revenue Officer, VICE Media
    Sophie Turner Laing, OBE, CEO, Endemol Shine Group
    Jane Turton, CEO All3Media

  • Neil McArthur

    Gambling Commission

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  • Alex Evans

    Managing Director, Co-Head of TMT, EMEA, Barclays

  • The Rt Hon Jeremy Wright MP

    Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

  • Jeremy Darroch

    Group Chief Executive, Sky

  • Ellen Pack

    President, Common Sense Media

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  • Robert Thomson

    CEO, News Corp

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  • Media Strategies discussion

    Moderated by David Abraham
    Simon Fox, Group CEO, Reach plc
    Nick Hugh, CEO, The Telegraph
    Ron Mobed, Former CEO, Elsevier
    Katharine Viner, Editor-in-Chief, The Guardian
    James Wildman, President & CEO, Hearst UK

  • Mark Evans

    CEO, Telefónica UK

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  • Marc Allera

    CEO, BT's Consumer Division

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  • Tom Mockridge

    CEO, Virgin Media

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  • David Dyson

    CEO, Three UK

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  • Telecoms Themes discussion

    Moderated by Mai Fyfield, former Chief Strategy & Commercial Officer, Sky
    Delia Bushell, CEO, UK & COO, Europe, Afiniti
    Susan Buttsworth, CEO, CKH IOD UK Limited
    Tristia Harrison, CEO, TalkTalk Group
    Clive Selley, CEO, Openreach

Industry insights

Read and digest relevant insight in the media and telco industry, including articles, thought leadership and videos.

  • Digital transformation through data

    Deloitte Global Data Maturity report

    A first in a series, Deloitte has produced a Global Data Maturity report that examines how companies can use data to increase user engagement on digital platforms and drive value through the monetisation of those platforms.




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  • Ethical. Safe. Lawful.

    A toolkit for artificial intelligence (AI) projects

    AI is moving into the mainstream and raises a number of practical, legal and ethical challenges. If you are looking to exploit this technology you need to address these issues, many of which are new and need new responses. We have created a toolkit based on our experience of advising clients on these issues and rolling out AI tools within Linklaters. It draws upon the expertise of lawyers across our practices and provides practical guidance on how to make your project a success.

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  • What does the future hold?

    Many milestones will be reached in 2019; the 5G wide-area wireless networks arrive at scale, the smart speaker industry has its eye on the workplace, and radio reveals itself to be the unsung hero of the digital world. Discover what TMT trends we predict will have the biggest impact in 2019 and beyond.





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  • Global Mobile Consumer Survey 2018: The UK Cut

    The UK data cut is part of Deloitte’s Global Mobile Consumer Survey, a multi-country study of mobile phone users around the world. The 2018 study comprises approximately 54,150 respondents across 35 countries and six continents.



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  • The future of TV: Six views on the next five years for the UK’s TV industry

    The UK’s TV market has lived through massive change over the past five years. But what of the next five years? In this report, we explore what may come, looking at topics such as the future of TV advertising, the atomisation of the audience, the rise of the silver SVOD user and the implications of pay TV for pocket money.

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  • Experiencing the future of mobility: Opportunities for the media & entertainment industry

    Ever thought of riding a self-driving car enabled with entertainment beyond podcasts, FM radio, and streaming music: personalized video, gaming etc? The future of mobility is about to transform the possibilities for what the in-transit media experience can be across all forms of personal transportation.

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  • Mounting risks to marketing effectiveness

    Headlines over ad fraud, troubled agencies, wasteful middlemen, weakened brands, and yet record ad spend - how to explain the paradox? This report, together with the IPAs Bellwether and effectiveness studies published shortly after, helped spark a discussion in the marketing community over industry short-termism, due diligence and marketing effectiveness. This report won Gold in the Trade Body Research category at the Media Week Awards in October.

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  • BBC Radio 4 World At One interview

    Claire Enders appeared on BBC Radio 4 World At One to discuss Apple's TV ambitions and their new appointment of broadcasting executive Jay Hunt. In her view, Apple is not trying to revolutionise television, but does want to join Netflix, Amazon and the Public Service Broadcasters in making high end, high quality drama.



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Agenda & venue

7 March 2019 - London Hilton Bankside

08:00

Registration

08:25

Welcome from Claire Enders and David Abraham

08:30

Jolyon Barker, Global Leader, Clients & Industries, Deloitte

08:35

Carolyn Fairbairn, Director-General, CBI

08:50

Serpil Timuray, CEO Europe, Vodafone

09:10

Dame Carolyn McCall, DBE, CEO, ITV

09:30

Karen Blackett, OBE, UK Country Manager, WPP

09:50

Arnaud de Puyfontaine OBE, CEO, Vivendi

10:10

Break

10:35

Lord Hall, Director-General, BBC/President, EBU

10:55

JB Perrette, President & CEO, Discovery International

11:15

Alex Mahon, CEO, Channel 4

11:35

Digital Disruption discussion - Moderated by David Abraham

Susie Buckridge, CEO, YouView
Kasha Cacy, Global CEO, Engine
Dominique Delport, President of International & Global Chief Revenue Officer, VICE Media
Sophie Turner Laing, OBE, CEO, Endemol Shine Group
Jane Turton, CEO, All3Media

12:20

Neil McArthur, Gambling Commission

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Alex Evans, Managing Director, Co-Head of TMT, EMEA, Barclays

13:35

The Rt Hon Jeremy Wright MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

13:50

Jeremy Darroch, Group Chief Executive, Sky

14:10

Ellen Pack, President, Common Sense Media

14:20

Matt Brittin, President EMEA Business & Operations, Google

14:40

Robert Thomson, CEO, News Corp

15:00

Media Strategies discussion - Moderated by David Abraham

Simon Fox, Group CEO, Reach plc
Nick Hugh, CEO, The Telegraph
Ron Mobed, Former CEO, Elsevier
Katharine Viner, Editor-in-Chief, The Guardian
James Wildman, President & CEO, Hearst UK

15:25

Break

15:50

Iain Fenn, Global TMT Sector Leader, London, Linklaters

15:55

Mark Evans, CEO, Telefónica UK

16:15

Marc Allera, CEO, BT’s Consumer Division

16:35

Tom Mockridge, CEO, Virgin Media

16:55

David Dyson, CEO, Three UK

17:15

Telecoms Themes discussion - Moderated by Mai Fyfield, former Chief Strategy & Commercial Officer, Sky

Delia Bushell, CEO, UK & COO, Europe, Afiniti
Susan Buttsworth, CEO, CKH IOD UK Limited
Tristia Harrison, CEO, TalkTalk Group
Clive Selley, CEO, Openreach

17:40

Summary from Chairman

Tea and coffee

Venue

Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, London, England SE1 0UG


Transportation

Underground stations

Average walking time from Hilton London Bankside:

  • Southwark (Jubilee Line) – 5 minutes
  • Blackfriars (District and Circle) – 6 minutes
  • Waterloo (Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo and City lines) – 10 minutes
  • London Bridge (Northern and Jubilee) – 10 minutes

Overground stations

Average walking time from Hilton London Bankside:

  • Waterloo East (via Southwark Tube Station Entrance) – 5 minutes
  • Blackfriars (direct connections to Gatwick Airport) – 6 minutes
  • London Bridge - 10 minutes

Hosts & sponsors

  • Host

    Deloitte

    Deloitte is a leader in providing financial, taxation, accounting and consultancy advice to help clients evaluate complex issues, develop fresh approaches to problems and implement practical solutions. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges. Deloitte has in the region of 200,000 professionals, all committed to becoming the standard of excellence.

    The Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Industry Group of Deloitte consists of more than 15,000 professionals across 48 countries, serving over 86% of the TMT companies in the Fortune Global 500.




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  • Host

    Enders Analysis

    Enders Analysis is the UK's leading independent media and telecoms specialist research and analysis service. We generate a research programme that covers the major commercial, regulatory and strategic issues in mobile and fixed line telecoms, TV and the internet, the advertising economy and the major content sectors such as publishing and music.

    Our research is independent, impartial and grounded in analysis. It is not influenced by stock market considerations or corporate finance mandates. We have no interest in acting as advocate and promoter of new technologies or of specific companies and their strategies, unless we believe in them. In our view, this provides us with a significant competitive advantage over existing sources of research.

    Enders Analysis was founded in 1997 by Claire Enders, a thought leader who is widely cited as the leading and most influential media research analyst in the UK.

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