Senior Entertainment Execs to Keynote ESCA and Content Protection Summit Europe
Warner, Fox, Sony, Universal, EA, Studio Canal, LoveFilm and Eagle Rock to Deliver Exclusive Industry Insights
An unprecedented line-up of senior entertainment executives are scheduled to provide updates and insights about the delivery and protection of both physical and digital media products at the colocated ESCA Europe and Content Protection Europe Conferences, September 21-22 in London.
These keynotes include: Jim Wuthrich, President, International, Warner Home Video; Paul Chesney, Vice President International Operations, Universal Pictures International Entertainment; Jim Buckle, Chief Operations Officer, Lovefilm; Lindsay Brown, Managing Director Operations, Eagle Rock Entertainment; John Rodden, General Manager, Studio Canal; Spencer Mott, ChiefÂ informationÂ Security Officer, Electronic Arts; and Aodan Coburn, Executive Vice President Worldwide, Operations & Licensing, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Adding to an already packed programme featuring insights and updates on the entertainment supply chain by leading studio executives, Aodan Coburn will be participating in an exclusive one-on-one, keynote conversation at ESCA Europe on the morning of September 21 in London. Â Coburn, who has lived and breathed the industry evolution over more than two decades, will be addressing key questions the industry now faces including: recent industry supply chain improvements; the impact of changing SKU strategies and shortening release windows; opportunities for shared services, and returns handling.
He will be joining other key supply chain executives, content holders and technology partners who will be addressing key developments in physical supply chain optimization as well as strategic plans for the industry’s digital supply chain. As a bonus to ESCA Europe attendees, this year’s event has been co-located with CDSA and Variety’s Entertainment Content Protection Summit Europe, which will deliver best practices and case studies about dealing with content piracy and protection as an integral part of business operations.
ESCA Europe returns to London…
for its fifth annual conference in September, providing two days of open and informed discussions, insightful keynotes, senior-level networking and supply chain innovations. Organised by Futuresource Consulting in conjunction with MESA, this yearâ€™s event will bring together senior operations specialists from Hollywood studios, retail giants, CE manufacturers, infrastructure providers and consulting firms.
With a focus on the converging supply chain, ESCA Europe will explore the digital opportunity, as well as physical product strategies for maximising video, music, books and games revenues. For the first time, the programme will also assess the integrated hardware and content supply chain, identifying strategic initiatives and partnerships that will enable hardware to become a sustainable sales gateway for content.
Here’s a glance at the preliminary program:
- Market Performance and Future Outlook
- Supply Chain Efficiency Becomes Mission Critical
- Supply Chain Efficiency: The Pressures Intensify
- Entertainment in the Cloud
- Driving Blu-ray Forward in Europe
- Supply Chain Lessons from the Accessories Industry
- A Day in the Life of a Digital File
- Market Tracking, Meta Data and EIDR: Unique IDs and the Digital Supply Chain
- Shifts in Video Consumption: The Voice of the Consumer
- The Business of Games: Managing the Supply
- The Changing Role of Post Production in the Digital Age
This year, ESCA Europe will co-locate with a new content protection event, which takes place on the afternoon of 22 September.
The entertainment industryâ€™s treasure â€” its content â€” is being plundered by pirates of all forms. In todayâ€™s digital world, we are under siege by organized crime, anonymous hackers, recalcitrant cyberlockers, and even our own customers. The first-ever Entertainment Content Protection Summit, in partnership with CDSA – the international content protection association, features discussions and presentations by the experts weâ€™ve charged with protecting our industryâ€™s assets in this vulnerable world of ubiquitous entertainment.
Content Protection Summit Europe provides thought leadership and insight into the unique challenges of both European specific and global entertainment markets. Topics include:
- CP Summit Keynote: Driving Risk Management of the Supply Chain
- Technology Update: Watermarking vs. Fingerprinting
- Security Update: CISOs Discuss Today’s Cyber-Threat
- Process Update: Making Incident Response Agile and Efficient
- Legislative Update: New Legal Approaches for EU and Key Markets
- Innovation Showcase