Major brands headline DPP Exclusive in Las Vegas

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The DPP, the media industry’s business network, has today announced the programme for its 2019 DPP Exclusive event, to be held on Saturday 6th April, in Las Vegas, just ahead of this year’s NAB show. The theme for the event is The Secret Life of Video, and it will feature top speakers from high profile brands: IBM, PepsiCo, and Vox Media.

DPP Exclusive is an annual invitation-only summit for 60 senior leaders from the DPP membership. It features guest speakers, case studies and insights that highlight fresh, original and entertaining business intelligence. This year’s event looks at how the world of video is being revolutionised by exciting new markets.

‘Everyone knows there’s more to video now than just broadcasting.’ says DPP Managing Director, Mark Harrison, ‘Video is powering the internet and becoming the world’s favourite communication tool. DPP Exclusive explores what this extraordinary development really means for mainstream media by showcasing the companies, trends, technologies and innovations shaping this wider world of video.’

Confirmed speakers include: Brad Jakeman, Senior Advisor and Consultant, PepsiCo, revealing what it takes to become The brand as production company; Tony Storr, Global Mobile & XR Garage Leader, IBM discussing Making maintenance smart, and Marty Moe, President, Vox Media presenting Alt Digital: how online platforms revolutionised content making.

Other sessions, with speakers to be announced, include:

     Commodity video: what sells and who’s buying, featuring Mick Reed, CEO, Clippn, Scott Ambrozy, Cinematographer/Director, D.P. of Oscar-nominated doc ‘Super Size Me’ and Jamie DiVenere, Media Management Strategist and Metadata Guru

     The people’s revolution: video in eastern markets – how huge new video markets are emerging in Asia

     Video: a user’s guide – how new content creators and influencers build their brand

This year DPP Exclusive is co-located with Avid Connect at the Aria Resort & Casino, and enabled by DPP Member, Dropbox.

‘We’re delighted to be the headline sponsor of DPP Exclusive for the 2nd year running’ said Andy Wilson, Industry Solutions Principal – Media at Dropbox, ‘Understanding the needs of content creators of all types, allowing them to share, comment on and deliver video quickly and easily, is key to our continued growth in the media sector. And those needs are exactly what our partnership with the DPP helps us to uncover.’

During NAB Show this year the DPP will also hold an exclusive breakfast for DPP members about IMF for Broadcast & Online. IMF for Real, enabled by DPP member Ownzones will offer practical advice to facilitate IMF pilot projects by focusing on existing real-world implementations, a briefing on technical developments, and discussions around commercial and strategic considerations. Details to be announced.


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