Navigating the content sea – the future of video search and recommendation

The first in our series of Technology Pathfinders forums for 2017
1st March 2017, 6-7.30pm followed by drinks and networking
One Alfred Place, London WC1E 7EB

As content offerings and choices proliferate, how will search, recommendation and personalisation develop across the TV and media markets? In recent years, search and recommendations solutions have become more widely available, across different screens and devices. Today, media companies have to consider the role of algorithmic recommendations; the impact of voice, gesture and cross-device control on navigation and choice; natural language and contextual search; better experiences and optimised marketing; and so on. The potential benefits are huge – but many industry participants are uncertain and anxious about future market developments, as issues around transparency, prominence and investment come to the fore.

What is the current state of search, recommendation and personalisation technology in the UK media market? What will be the big new developments and trends over the next few years – and what will be the impact on broadcasters, pay-TV providers and media companies? How will new approaches, such as AI and machine learning, change the market? How will different recommendations and personalisation offerings interact, across different services, channels, platforms and devices? What are the trade offs between editorial curation and algorithmic-decisioning? How will the UX of the future develop and what will look most different?

We are delighted to announce that the panel for the event includes: Sarah Milton, All4 Head of Product, Channel 4; Andrew Scott, Launch Director myBBC, BBC; Phil Sellick, Lead Architect/Technologist, Advanced Video, Innovations and Trials, Liberty Global; Jon Gisby, Head of Europe, Vevo; Josh Wiggins, Chief Revenue Officer, GrayMeta and Adam Nightingale, VP EMEA, Accedo.

The event will commence promptly at 6pm, running through to 7.30pm, followed by drinks and networking at the bar. This event is free and invite-only and limited to 80 senior executives from the broadcasting and media industries.

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This event is kindly sponsored by Babcock, GrayMeta and Accedo

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