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May 12, 2022
Are modern media organisations now tech companies?
In this episode, enabled by Signiant, DPP CEO Mark Harrison and CTO Rowan de Pomerai speak with Signiant CEO Margaret Craig and ITV ITV Director of Business Transformation for Content, Supply and Distribution, Zoe Carter. Margaret shares her views on whether streaming players are really a differentiator for media companies, and Zoe discusses where broadcasters need to look to their media supply chain for technology innovation - with the ultimate goal of providing great content and experiences for the consumer. You can read Mark Harrison’s summary report of the European Broadcaster Summit here. The two closing plenary panel sessions, discussing getting the best out of innovation and evolving market relationships, are available to view on demand here.
Mar 10, 2022
Tracking trends and betting on innovation projects
In this episode, enabled by Dell Technologies and Dalet, DPP CEO Mark Harrison and CTO Rowan de Pomerai speak to Elena Corchero, Director of Events, Emerging Tech & Innovation at Dow Jones. Corchero discusses her experience as a researcher and media professional, and explains how organisations balance market research on the latest trends with their own in house expertise to know which bets to make. Watch the CES 2022 webcast on demand here, and read the summary report here. We’ll next report back to you after the European Broadcaster Summit.
Dec 17, 2021
Technology Transformation Meets Workforce Transformation
With 31 media companies presenting their top strategic priorities, The Leaders' Briefing had a lot to digest. So now the dust has settled, Rowan sat down with a trio of guests to reflect on what they learned, and talk about what they're excited for in the year ahead. In this episode, enabled by Dalet, DPP CTO Rowan de Pomerai speaks to: Zoe Carter, Director of Business Transformation, Content Supply and Distribution, ITV Ewan Johnston, Director of Strategic Alliances and Partners, Dalet Edward Qualtrough, the DPP's new Editorial Director Watch The Leaders' Briefing on demand here, and read the summary report here. We'll see you in the new year!
Nov 15, 2021
Creating new opportunities with cloud technology
As the leader of a company at the forefront of the media industry's transition to cloud and SaaS, Signiant CEO Margaret Craig wrote 'The Signiant SaaS Manifesto' to explain how cloud technology has created massive efficiencies and new opportunities across the media supply chain. In the manifesto, Margaret shares her thoughts from conversations with countless customers and partners, highlighting many of the common challenges that industry leaders have faced on their cloud journeys. For a limited time only, the manifesto is open for everyone to download, coinciding with the DPP's 2021 Leaders' Briefing. In this podcast episode, Mark asks Margaret why she wrote the paper, what it says, and why she called it a manifesto. Download the manifesto here. And find more on The Cloud for Media from the DPP here.
Oct 29, 2021
Cloud adoption and disrupted relationships
In 2020, exclusive DPP research explored the use of cloud in media companies. Why were organisations moving workflows to the cloud? How could they form a strategy to deliver that migration? In 2021, the DPP's new series 'The Cloud for Media' investigated the rate of cloud adoption across four specific media worfklows in four reports: Automating Media Cloud Post Production Cloud Playout Streaming at Scale In this podcast episode, Mark and Rowan discuss some of the most surprising findings from the series, including the fact that cloud adoption has been shaking up established relationships between media and technology companies.
Sep 14, 2021
Is live content the next big disrupter?
Almost every aspect of life can now be found as a form of live streamed content. This democratisation of live content has created a boom with huge implications for the professional media industry and its suppliers. This year, the DPP produced 'Going Live and Remote', a trilogy of three reports to analyse this remarkable development: Live Remote Production looked at how and where live content is now being produced. The Business of Live delved into the market for live content and the emergence of 'live direct to consumer'. Working Live explored what these changes mean for the workforces that bring live content into existence. In this podcast episode, Mark and Rowan reflect on the series. Is this content type the next big disrupter? Did the pandemic change the way live content is made forever? Featuring guests Helen Killeen, Director of Production Non Scripted UK at ITV Studios, and Marcos Gonzalez-Flower, Head of Media Practice at Atos.
Aug 6, 2021
Did we learn a darned thing from Covid?
Will Covid-19 Change The Way We Work? charted the experiences of a media industry navigating through a pandemic, back in July 2020. It made some significant discoveries about the changes in working practices and business realities brought on by the coronavirus. Yet it seems as though the year since has seen very little progression of the discussion about the future of our work practices. Senior industry figures comment that two or three days a week in the office will be the norm, despite the fact that few organisations have reconciled that with their property strategy. And such sweeping generalisations ignore the diversity of roles and requirements across our industry. As just one example, our recent report, Working Live explored the wide reaching impacts of remote production on the schedules and lives of those working in live production. They certainly don't equate to two days a week. So what are we to do about it? Join Mark and Rowan as they embrace the detail, and challenge us all to tackle the next layer of questions.
Jun 2, 2021
Innovation: what it costs to make it pay
What question did Mark ask the BBC's Director General that brought a flat 'no'; and what was Rowan's most depressing innovation experience? Stand by for some frank confessions as Mark and Rowan reflect on the DPP's recent work on innovation, and how it makes them reconsider their own experience. Hungry for more innovation? Take a look at our recent reports and webcasts below. Making Innovation Pay - reports: https://www.thedpp.com/insight#making-innovation-pay Making Innovation Pay - webcast: https://www.thedpp.com/events/making-innovation-pay/ DPP Innovation Week - video on demand: https://www.thedpp.com/dpp-innovation-week
May 4, 2021
The future of remote production
Following the DPP's popular recent report, Live Remote Production, Mark and Rowan take a candid look at the future of remote production. To what extent has the growth of remote been driven by the pandemic? Will production teams rush back to the OB trucks as soon as they can? And which of the 5 production models defined in the report will really matter for the future? DPP members can download the Live Remote Production report. Plus, replay the Live Remote Production webcast, featuring Atos, BBC News, Jackshoot, Promod Esports, Ross Video & Sky Sports. The DPP Committed to Sustainability programme is open to anyone.
Mar 8, 2021
How did business get so messy?
At a time when the absence of trade shows is placing greater pressure than ever on customers and suppliers to find effective ways of engaging with each other, the DPP podcast asks: How did business get so messy? Is there really a problem - and is it new? Did the pandemic make it worse? And what can media companies do to cut through the noise? Covering everything from marketing-speak to email effectiveness, cold calling to the future of the tradeshows, Mark, Rowan and Jayne share some tips on how the DPP has changed its marketing approach based on data-driven decision making. And how the industry as a whole might approach business relationships in the future. Find out more about DPP Innovation Week: https://www.thedpp.com/dpp-innovation-week
Jan 28, 2021
CES 2021: The Final Word
Our recent report and webcast explored the big trends from CES 2021. But what stood out? What trends didn't make the cut? And what do Mark and Rowan really think about it all? The DPP's CES 2021 coverage: Download the DPP CES report: https://www.thedpp.com/insight#ces-2021 Watch the CES 2021 webcast: https://www.thedpp.com/replay/ces-2021 Other things we mentioned: DPP Innovation Week: https://www.thedpp.com/dpp-innovation-week The Leaders' Briefing: https://www.thedpp.com/tlb DPP Predictions 2021: https://www.thedpp.com/insight#predictions-2021