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August 29, 2023updated 30 Aug 2023 9:51am

UK media leaders meet to discuss threats and opportunities for industry in age of AI

A limited number of tickets for the ultimate conference for UK media leaders are still available.

By Dominic Ponsford

Up to 500 UK media leaders will gather at London’s Hilton Hotel on Bankside on Wednesday 6 September for the second Future of Media Technology Conference and Future of Media Awards.

Key themes under discussion include:

  • The threats and opportunities posed by automation and generative AI
  • How to achieve meaningful audience growth
  • The future of live blogging
  • Business lessons for podcast publishers
  • How technology can increase newsroom productivity.

Speakers include keynote addresses from:

  • Future CEO Jon Steinberg
  • Stylist Group CEO Ella Dolphin.

Press Gazette editor in chief Dominic Ponsford said: “It’s never been more important for newsroom and media leaders to meet to discuss the threats and opportunities posed by the technological disruption of our industry.

“Generative AI will obviously be high on the agenda as will how publishers can continue to thrive in an age when social media platforms have increasingly moved from frenemies to all-out enemies (and taken both audience and revenue with them).

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“And we will also hear the latest thinking on how publishers can reach audiences in new ways and engage with them in a way that enables them to turn a profit and so invest in quality journalism and content.

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“The event will conclude with an inspiring showcase of the best in digital journalism from the last year with the Future of Media Awards.”

The conference panels, keynotes and interviews will run from 9am to 5.30pm with a networking breakfast, lunch and evening drinks included.

The Future of Media Awards will then take place at the same venue from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

The awards include categories for the best websites, apps, podcasts, newsletters and digital storytelling of the last year. The full list of finalists is available here.

Other speakers for the 2023 Future of Media Technology conference include:

  • Matt Monahan – chief technology officer of Arc XP
  • Tim Pearson – chief revenue officer of LADBible Group
  • Christian Broughton – managing director of The Independent
  • Anna Jeys – content director for new audiences at Reach
  • Claire Phipps – digital editor of The Guardian
  • Nic Newman – lead author of the Reuters Institute Digital News Report
  • Simon Farnsworth – EVP, chief technology officer of News UK
  • Dominic Carter – executive vice president and publisher of The Sun
  • Erik Naesje – CEO of Norkon
  • Nick Sutton – head of digital output at Sky News
  • Nathalie Malinarich – executive news editor of BBC News
  • Markus Karlsson – CEO of Affino
  • Chris Duncan – CEO of Bauer
  • Elizabeth Minshaw – chief transformation officer Hearst UK
  • Marija Gavrilov – CEO of Exponential View
  • Cesare Navarotto – chief product officer of Atex
  • Derl McCrudden – vice president for news and global head of production, The Associated Press
  • Ben Youatt – head of podcasts at Immediate Media
  • Chris Stone – executive producer, podcasts and video, New Statesman
  • Alice Sandelson – commercial director, Tortoise Media
  • Anne McElvoy – head of audio at Politico
  • Kirsten Dewar – global senior director of news, Dataminr
  • Jon Roberts – director of technology production and innovation, ITN
  • Trui Lanckriet – head of data and insights at Mediahuis

A limited number of one-day conference passes are still available for £345+VAT, also including entrance to the Future of Media Awards reception from 6.30pm to 7.30pm (£258.75 if booking three or more places).

Tickets are open only to those working in the publishing industry (passes for service providers are available at £2,495+VAT).

See all Press Gazette’s news reports from the 2022 Future of Media Technology Conference here.

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