Storytek Forum_ Session 1: Future Content Models

Audio-visual industry has remained unchanged for the past 100 years. With the emergence of Netflix, Amazon etc. the old business models are starting to crumble under the pressure of disruption. Everybody is complaining about new business models for audience and tech development but only a few have actually succeeded in creating said models. Come and listen to industry leaders talking about their experiences in the changing content business and on how to work with super platforms. 
 
Speakers: 
 
Our first speaker of this block is David Kwok, who started in the film festival world, serving as the Director of Programming for the first ten editions of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. He led the selection of the film slate and supported the organization’s other business and international ventures. After a move to Berlin, Germany, David transitioned to programming content for linear television, OTT platforms, and distribution through third-party Video-on-Demand services in multiple regions. He has consulted for various media companies and film festivals including ZDF Enterprises and Camerimage. 
 
The second keynote will come from Eric B. Stein, a leading industry professional in the new media distribution space, with long term experience in licensing, programming, business development and strategy. Throughout his career Eric has worked with established content producers and distributors, playing an integral role in the transformation from traditional content distribution into the vast avenues of the new technology platforms. Eric has held positions in small startups as well as major tech companies and studios such as HP and Warner Bros, and he has expertise and experience both sides of the negotiation table, licensing music, film and TV rights in digital distribution platforms ranging from cable, satellite, OTT, broadband, Consoles, mobile, hotels, etc. Currently Eric is Founder of Impact Global Media a consulting company focused on creation and execution of digital strategy for content, technology and distribution companies navigating the digital transition.
 
Our third speaker is Kathleen Cohen. A Senior Digital Media Strategist, she’s had a long and illustrious career developing multi-platform products for companies like DreamWorks, IBM, and Disney. Her focus is on building innovative and integrated customer experiences. She uses storytelling, data, and creative thinking, and is the founder of The Collaboratorium, Inc: a think tank and a digital production consortium. The Collaboratiorum provides clients with measurable and engaging integrated experiences. Kathleen is a data futurist, building on creative ideation, providing leadership, highlighting open source, shepherding data decision-making, and inspiring social innovation.
 
The first session will be moderated by Kristen Davis, who is the founder and CEO of CinqC, which she created after 20-years of disruption and innovation in international media groups, notably the New York Times, where she gained experience, learned agility and resilience, and established a global network of innovation experts. 
Storytek Forum 2017

Storytek Forum 2017

For the second year running, Storytek Forum is here, along the Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. On the 29th November we will bring you insightful discussions on the future content models as well as big scale IP business, among other topics such as SheTech and investor issues in the content industry. 

As a cherry on top, we will also hold a demo session where the teams from Storytek’s first cohort will be showcasing the hard work they’ve been doing for the past 10 weeks. 

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SCHEDULE

9.00-  9.30 Registration and Morning Coffee

9.30 – 10.30 Future content models

Eric Stein
Founder @ Impact Global Media

David Kwok
Freelance Content & Media Consultant

Kathleen Cohen
Digital Media Engagement & Experience Strategist

Q&A w/ Kristen Davis
Founder & CEO CinqC

10.30-11.10 Intersection of Content and Technology

Marjo Kukkonen

Marjo Kukkonen
Head of Technology France @ Unibet & Kindred Group

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Harald Neihardt
CEO & Curator MLOVE

11.10-11.20 Break

11.20-12.20: Session 2: Big scale IP business (From rights to remakes, getting your content globally monetized)

Charles Lei 
Founder @ Thunder Communications

Sarah Penna

Sarah Penna
Digital video entrepreneur & co-founder of Big Frame

12.20 – 13.00 SheTech discussion

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Q&A w/ Laura Anne Edwards
Datanaut @NASA / Resident @TED

Marjo Kukkonen

Marjo Kukkonen
Head of Technology France @ Unibet & Kindred Group

Sarah Penna
Digital video entrepreneur & co-founder of Big Frame

Kathleen Cohen
Digital Media Engagement & Experience Strategist

13.00 – 14.00 Networking Lunch

14.00 – 15.15 Demo Session @  Storytek Creative Accelerator Cohort One

15.15 – 16.30 The Investor & Financier Roundtable

Ilann Girard 
Founder @ OLFFI

Ewan Rudowsky

Ewan Rudowski 
Partner @ Atlantic Leap

16.30 – 17.00 Wrap-up & networking

17.00 Evening networking @ Storytek (Parda 6)

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