We proudly present the first 12 amazing #mthcon speakers from around the globe to you today. Some of them travel to Germany from as far as the US, Canada and China - just to be able to tell you
about their amazing experiences.
How do companies benefit from the emerging technology trends in media? This is the main question we discuss at the conference. We get to know and discuss use cases from all over the world in both
entertainment and industry. These include e.g. artificial intelligence, virtual reality, data visualization and voice. Find out how media tech can help your company gain competitive advantages
and explore new business opportunities.
Eddie Lou, the founder and CEO of Sandman Studios (China), a VR
creative studio based in Beijing tells you about new trends of immersive storytelling and if there is a set of rules to follow. Sandman Studios’ recent work “Free Whale” and “Fresh Out” were
officially selected by 74th and 75th Venice Film Festival VR Competition.
We are very happy to have Opeyemi Olukemi (USA) with us. In 2019 she established a new unit for interactive and immersive documentary media projects within the
award-winning documentary series POV (part of major US public broadcaster PBS) and will
introduce us to it exclusively. POV Spark will produce and fund
interactive projects for public media, kicking off its inaugural year with three interactive productions and two field-building initiatives.
Meet Stephanie Riggs (USA), the author of “The End of Storytelling”. The narrative designer and immersive technologist argues that in order to develop powerful XR stories, we
need nothing short of a paradigm shift in how we approach and conceptualize immersive narratives. Find out how she applies her new philosophy in her work as Creative Director of Experiential at
Refinery29, working with clients such as Facebook, Amazon, Reebok, Netflix
and more to bring their brands to life.
The following speakers - that we have already introduced in the previous newsletters to you - will be happy to share their experiences with our audience as well:
Mark Harrison, Managing Director of the Digital Production Partnership (The
DPP) (UK), is exclusively presenting a groundbreaking research on innovative content production at #mthcon. The study reveals how innovation in production is reshaping content
creation. From a small digital agency to a major Hollywood studio, the DPP takes a deep dive into a wide range of companies of different sizes and with different specialism. The survey covers
cloud workflows, cloud and on-premise storage, archive, reuse and stock footage, creative tools, collaborative team working, connectivity, security, planning, administration, resource allocation
Artificial intelligence is used as a buzzword. But we want to know the details. Where exactly is artificial intelligence used in media production and distribution? Are there use cases to explain
the specific value to us? Meet Eric Scherer, Director of Innovation and Future Media at France TV who knows all about artificial intelligence in film and television production.
We are also very much looking forward to Hermione Flynn. She is the CEO of 3D animation studio Mimic Productions and has her own avatar she is going to introduce us to.
Another amazing speaker is the rock star of data visualization Suzanne Borders (BadVR) (USA).
Their virtual data platform is used in different industries like telecommunications, finance and the planning of smart cities.
Meet Weerada Sucharitkul, co-founder of the VOD platform FilmDoo (UK),
who discusses with Damian Pelliccione, the CEO and co-founder of the LGBTQ streaming service Revry (USA) and others about VODs.
Our speakers also include Sarah Vick, Head of Business Development at Intel Studios (USA), and Alexander Günther, Managing Director of Sportcast (subsidiary of DFL - German Football League) who is going to tell us how to make money with metadata.
Last but not least we have Sam Barcroft, founder of the Barcroft
Studios (UK), telling us his success story of factual content with three billion views a month.
Join #mthcon and find out what they have to say.