Leader Summit -2018

About The Summit

The Future of Media Leaders’ Summit is an exclusive gathering that provides a unique opportunity for media industry leaders, CIOs and ICT professionals to gather, share, inspire and shape the future of the media industry. The summit provides a distinctive platform to gain insight from innovators and pioneering technologists on groundbreaking technology solutions and their impact on the media industry. 

The summit will be held under the theme of Media and Cloud – Limitless Possibilities; with the focus on how to leverage the power of the Cloud in media production and content creation. It aims to bring together high caliber international speakers, industry experts and media practitioners from around the world for a packed two-day event with keynotes, panel discussions, roundtables and workshops to provide insights on cloud technologies, cyber security, AI–artificial intelligence, TV+ and evolving technological advancement within the media industry.

 
 

SPEAKERS & PANELISTS

 
 
 
 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

 
DAY 1 - March 5

Cloud and Cyber - Security

March 5
08:30
Registration and Networking
March 5
10:00
Welcome from Chairman
March 5
10:15
Address by Waleed Al Sayed - Ooredoo CEO
March 5
10:30
Morning Break
March 5
11:00
Summit Keynote
March 5
11:30
Address by Wadah Khanfar - President - Al Sharq Forum
March 5
12:00
Keynote - What is shaping the media cloud?
March 5
12:30
Keynote - Media and Cloud
March 5
13:00
Media Cloud panels (Technology, Workflow, Content)
March 5
13:00
Harnessing the Cloud’s Potential

Cloud Computing is revolutionising the media industry but is a hybrid architecture preferable to cope with fluctuating workloads and unpredictable budgets? Is efficiency and decentralisation of content production opening up new opportunities and challenges?

March 5
13:00
Working Productively Through the Cloud

Media companies are increasingly transferring video and visual effects workflows to the cloud. But how is it working and what are their experiences? How do you build high-quality media workflows that reduce operational complexity, increase productivity and reduce costs?

March 5
13:00
Cloud Impact on Content and Creativity

What is the impact of cloud-enabled workflows on media content and the people producing it? Is it really cheaper and faster to deliver deeper, better news? Is it enabling innovation and experimentation and empowering staff to be more creative?

March 5
14:00
Lunch and Networking
March 5
15:00
Keynote - Cyber-Security and Manipulative News
March 5
15:30
Cyber security & "Fake News" panels (Technology, Workflow, Content)
March 5
15:30
Securing Media Assets and People

With petabytes of content being exchanged among media partners globally daily, the threat of cybercrime is very real for media companies. How do we manage media operations in a complex and insecure environment?

March 5
15:30
Has "Manipulative News” eroded trust in journalism?

The media is experiencing a crisis of trust as content manipulation and disinformation is increasing. From Russian trolls and Macedonian teenagers seeking to influence the United States election to authoritarian leaders seeking to target legitimate news outlets that are critical of their rule, how pervasive is so-called ‘fake news’? How is it hijacking news and discussion? And how can we identify between the false and the factual?

March 5
15:30
Managing Media Ops. in a Cloud Context

Data privacy, sovereignty, and compliance to GDPR and cross-border data-transfers and storage regulations are critical challenges for any strategic Cloud adoption program.  Additionally, Cloud is driving complex interdependent relationships between partners, from Media organizations, Cloud platform vendors and Cloud-native applications that has implications for information security.  How can industry partners work together to ensure the media supply chain is secure and data privacy respected?

March 5
16:30
Al Jazeera Tour/Town Activity Tour
March 5
19:30
Gala Dinner and Appreciation Gifts
DAY 2 - March 6

AI and TV+

March 6
08:30
Registration & Networking
March 6
10:00
Keynote - Makeover or Takeover? AI in Media
March 6
10:30
Keynote - Ethics and Implications of AI for the Media Industry
March 6
11:00
Morning Break
March 6
11:20
AI panels (Technology, Workflow, Content)
March 6
11:20
Is it time for a Chief Algorithm Officer?

It is a new title for many and increasingly important role as media embraces the science of media technologies. Data science, social algorithms, human computation are some of the buzz words, but what skills are needed and what do they add?

March 6
11:20
AI Content Production

AI is encroaching into every step of the media life cycle but surely human oversight is always going to be vital? Could smarter production systems, reducing or eliminating routine tasks free content makers to be more creative and innovative?

March 6
11:20
How AI impact journalism?

Could AI strip out consumer choice and dilute the content people access? Robots deciding on previous media habits what people should be served? Or will automation and crafted algorithms help content makers shape better programming?

March 6
12:30
Lunch and Networking
March 6
13:30
Keynote - True Global Enablement in the Newsrooms of Tomorrow
March 6
14:00
TV+ panels (Technology, Workflow, Content)
March 6
14:00
Building the Newsrooms of the Future infrastructure

The challenges of transferring from hardware driven broadcast architecture to the cloud, software and IP. How do we manage the transformation seamlessly and leverage the opportunities it offers to produce more creative content.

March 6
14:00
New and Awesome Production Tools

How will the power of technology be harnessed? What are the production tools of the future and how will they enhance the production value to create more engaging and informative content for audiences?

March 6
14:00
What Will the TV of the Future Look Like?

How is the role of journalism and program- making going to change? What impact will augmented production have on the creative process and what will this mean for content formats and audiences?

March 6
15:00
Closing Remarks
March 6
16:00
Al Jazeera Tour/ Town Activity Tour
Cloud and Cyber - Security
05/03/2018
08:30
Registration and Networking
05/03/2018
10:00
Welcome from Chairman
05/03/2018
10:15
Address by Waleed Al Sayed - Ooredoo CEO
05/03/2018
10:30
Morning Break
05/03/2018
11:00
Summit Keynote
05/03/2018
11:30
Address by Wadah Khanfar - President - Al Sharq Forum
05/03/2018
12:00
Keynote - What is shaping the media cloud?
05/03/2018
12:30
Keynote - Media and Cloud
05/03/2018
13:00
Media Cloud panels (Technology, Workflow, Content)
05/03/2018
13:00
Harnessing the Cloud’s Potential

Cloud Computing is revolutionising the media industry but is a hybrid architecture preferable to cope with fluctuating workloads and unpredictable budgets? Is efficiency and decentralisation of content production opening up new opportunities and challenges?

05/03/2018
13:00
Working Productively Through the Cloud

Media companies are increasingly transferring video and visual effects workflows to the cloud. But how is it working and what are their experiences? How do you build high-quality media workflows that reduce operational complexity, increase productivity and reduce costs?

05/03/2018
13:00
Cloud Impact on Content and Creativity

What is the impact of cloud-enabled workflows on media content and the people producing it? Is it really cheaper and faster to deliver deeper, better news? Is it enabling innovation and experimentation and empowering staff to be more creative?

05/03/2018
14:00
Lunch and Networking
05/03/2018
15:00
Keynote - Cyber-Security and Manipulative News
05/03/2018
15:30
Cyber security & "Fake News" panels (Technology, Workflow, Content)
05/03/2018
15:30
Securing Media Assets and People

With petabytes of content being exchanged among media partners globally daily, the threat of cybercrime is very real for media companies. How do we manage media operations in a complex and insecure environment?

05/03/2018
15:30
Has "Manipulative News” eroded trust in journalism?

The media is experiencing a crisis of trust as content manipulation and disinformation is increasing. From Russian trolls and Macedonian teenagers seeking to influence the United States election to authoritarian leaders seeking to target legitimate news outlets that are critical of their rule, how pervasive is so-called ‘fake news’? How is it hijacking news and discussion? And how can we identify between the false and the factual?

05/03/2018
15:30
Managing Media Ops. in a Cloud Context

Data privacy, sovereignty, and compliance to GDPR and cross-border data-transfers and storage regulations are critical challenges for any strategic Cloud adoption program.  Additionally, Cloud is driving complex interdependent relationships between partners, from Media organizations, Cloud platform vendors and Cloud-native applications that has implications for information security.  How can industry partners work together to ensure the media supply chain is secure and data privacy respected?

05/03/2018
16:30
Al Jazeera Tour/Town Activity Tour
05/03/2018
19:30
Gala Dinner and Appreciation Gifts
AI and TV+
06/03/2018
08:30
Registration & Networking
06/03/2018
10:00
Keynote - Makeover or Takeover? AI in Media
06/03/2018
10:30
Keynote - Ethics and Implications of AI for the Media Industry
06/03/2018
11:00
Morning Break
06/03/2018
11:20
AI panels (Technology, Workflow, Content)
06/03/2018
11:20
Is it time for a Chief Algorithm Officer?

It is a new title for many and increasingly important role as media embraces the science of media technologies. Data science, social algorithms, human computation are some of the buzz words, but what skills are needed and what do they add?

06/03/2018
11:20
AI Content Production

AI is encroaching into every step of the media life cycle but surely human oversight is always going to be vital? Could smarter production systems, reducing or eliminating routine tasks free content makers to be more creative and innovative?

06/03/2018
11:20
How AI impact journalism?

Could AI strip out consumer choice and dilute the content people access? Robots deciding on previous media habits what people should be served? Or will automation and crafted algorithms help content makers shape better programming?

06/03/2018
12:30
Lunch and Networking
06/03/2018
13:30
Keynote - True Global Enablement in the Newsrooms of Tomorrow
06/03/2018
14:00
TV+ panels (Technology, Workflow, Content)
06/03/2018
14:00
Building the Newsrooms of the Future infrastructure

The challenges of transferring from hardware driven broadcast architecture to the cloud, software and IP. How do we manage the transformation seamlessly and leverage the opportunities it offers to produce more creative content.

06/03/2018
14:00
New and Awesome Production Tools

How will the power of technology be harnessed? What are the production tools of the future and how will they enhance the production value to create more engaging and informative content for audiences?

06/03/2018
14:00
What Will the TV of the Future Look Like?

How is the role of journalism and program- making going to change? What impact will augmented production have on the creative process and what will this mean for content formats and audiences?

06/03/2018
15:00
Closing Remarks
06/03/2018
16:00
Al Jazeera Tour/ Town Activity Tour
 
 

EVENT VENUE

 
MARSA MALAZ KEMPINSKI, THE PEARL - DOHA 
COSTA MALAZ BAY, DOHA QATAR
 
 

Videos

 
Welcome speech by Sh. Hamad Bin Thamer Al-Thani, Chairman...
Keynote: Media in the age of revolution, Mohamed Abuagla,...
Address by Wadah Khanfar, President, Al Sharq Forum
Waleed Al Sayed, CEO, Ooredoo Qatar
Keynote: The value of AI in Media. Ali Shah, BBC
Workflow: Working Productively Through the Cloud
Keynote "Cyber Security, Fake News, The Cloud &...
Content Panel: How AI impact journalism?
Opening Speech
AJMN Transformation Journey
Digital Reinvention of Contribution & Distribution
Digital Disruption in Media
Defending Broadcast Networks - Hope is not a Strategy
Social Media Impact on Media, Content & Audience
AJMN Digital Strategy
Transforming and Unifying Workflows with a Platform
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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