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Hosted at the stylish Ham Yard Hotel, attendees saw first class presentations and panels from industry titans and Futuresource experts on the growth and the crossover of business opportunities for the entire audio ecosystem.

  • Opening Keynote
  • Presenter: Carsten Olesen, President Consumer Division - HARMAN
  • Audio Tech Consumer Lifestyle - Home audio/headphones trends at home and on the move - smart audio/displays, multi-room, product convergence - data and insights
    • Moderator: Simon Bryant, Director of Research - Futuresource Consulting
    • Henrik Brodersen, Senior Global Product Manager - Bang & Olufsen
    • Anders Andreen, CEO - Urbanista
    • Shay Kamin Braun, Director of Product Marketing - Knowles Electronics
    • Grace Lo, Managing Director - KEF Audio Group
  • Smart Home Technology Evolution - From command and control to AI and truly ambient experiences
    • Presenter: Simon Forrest, Principal Analyst - Futuresource Consulting
  • The Office of the Future and the Rise of Remote Working - Emerging opportunities for audio and video collaboration solutions and devices
    • Presenter: Jeremy Keefe, Regional Vice President of Sales, UK & Ireland - Poly
  • It's Not Just About Music - Podcast explosion and audio book renaissance
    • Moderator: Tristan Veale, Market Analyst - Futuresource Consulting
    • Jason Phipps, Commissioning Editor for Podcasts- BBC
    • Hannah Telfer, Managing Director - Penguin Random House
    • Ruth Fitzsimmons, Managing Director - Podfront UK
    • Kurt Thielen, CEO - Zebralution
  • The Continued Rise of the Home Studio and Prosumer Content Creator - Opportunities for device manufacturers and the impact on the pro segment
    • Moderator: Chris McIntyre-Brown, Associate Director of Professional AV - Futuresource Consulting
    • Timothy Carroll, CEO - Focusrite Engineering
    • Helienne Lindvall, Director of Business Development & Artist Relations - LANDR UK
    • Robbie Dunne, Managing Director - Miloco Studios
    • Joscha Kretschmann, Team Lead Manager, Professional Product Management - Beyerdynamic
  • Pro Loudspeakers Market Overview - Key Verticals Driving Growth - Consumer & Pro Brands Colliding
    • Presenter: James Kirby, Market Analyst - Futuresource Consulting
  • 3D, Binaural and Surround Sound - What is next for the consumer and pro audio industry
    • Moderator: Jack Wetherill, Principal Analyst - Futuresource Consulting
    • Guillaume Le Nost, Executive Director, Creative Technologies - L-Acoustics
    • Andreas Ehret, Director, Technology Marketing - Dolby
    • Mirek Stiles, Head of Audio Products - Abbey Road Studios
    • Richard Lindsay-Davies, CEO - DTG
    • Paul Gillies, Director - Headphones Revolution Ltd
  • Futuresource Home Audio & Headphones Market Facts & Trends
  • Presenter: Guy Hammett, Market Analyst - Futuresource Consulting
  • Hearables & Disruptive Technologies Redefines the Premium Headphones and Hearing Health Market - Predictions and key applications
    • Moderator: Luke Pearce, Market Analyst - Futuresource Consulting
    • Tim Johnston, Senior Vice President & General Manager of the Headphones Business Unit - Bowers & Wilkins
    • Gerard Loosschilder, Vice President, Market Insights - WS Audiology
    • Chris Havell, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Voice & Music - Qualcomm
    • Mike Dias, Executive Director - In Ear Monitor International Trade Organisation
    • Danny Aronson, CEO & Co-Founder - EVEN
  • The Future Role of Audio in Automotive - Opportunities and challenges for the audio industry
    • Moderator: Mike Fisher, Associate Director of New Technologies - Futuresource Consulting
    • Bill Wyman, Vice President of Global Marketing, Car Audio - HARMAN
    • Callum Hubbard, Lead Engineer, Audio Strategy - Jaguar Land Rover
    • Laurence Hobden, Research & Applied Technologies Team Leader - Meridian Audio
    • Laurence Harrison, Director of Automotive Partnerships - Radioplayer
  • The Rise of the Super Content Aggregators in Music, TV, Video and Games - Impact on the entertainment and hardware competitive landscape
    • Presenter: David Sidebottom, Principal Analyst -Futuresource Consulting
  • Convergence of Content, Display & Audio Innovation Set to Transform the At-home Entertainment Experience
    • Presenter: Bill Neighbors, SVP & General Manager, Cinema & Home - Xperi
    • Presenter: Pete Woods, Senior Vice President, New Media Distribution - Sony Pictures

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Here at Futuresource Consulting we deliver specialist research and consulting services, providing market forecasts and intelligence reports. Since the 1980s we have supported a range of industry sectors, which has grown to include: CE, Broadcast, Entertainment Content, EdTech and many more.