DTG Summit 2017

The Shaw Theatre & Pullman St Pancras Hotel

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At the DTG Summit, we have the insight, information and network to navigate you towards a new, smarter and deeply immersive age of television. From the onslaught of sensory stimulation advances in picture and sound to the product and service innovations that are shaping a new content discovery, dispersion and monetisation landscape. The ability to trace, target and verify viewers derives real policy, commercial and critically consumer benefits which will ensure this smart, immersive age has all the stability and scale that we enjoy today. Learn from peers, partners and suppliers, familiar and new, to help you pinpoint and develop your strategy for the future of television.

2017 Summit Agenda

We had an amazing line-up of speakers including industry experts from Arqiva, BBC, Cisco, Digital UK, EBU, Ericsson, Eutelsat, Google, Huawei, Level 3, Ofcom, SES, Sky, TiVO, TalkTalk, Vodafone and VLV.


Ann Bulford OBE, Deputy Director-General,


Andrew Neil, Journalist & Broadcaster

Patrick Griffis, Vice President Technology,


Philip Marnick, Group Director of Spectrum,


Charles Dawes, Senior Director,


Tim Jacks, Principal,



Jonathan Thompson, Chief Executive,

Digital UK

Simon Beresford-Wylie, CEO,


Alan Delaney Solution Director, Video Consulting, GSET,


Simon Fell, Director of Technology & Innovation,

European Broadcasting Union

Justin Gupta, Head of Broadcast & Entertainment,



Steve Plunkett, Chief Technology Officer,


Ian Whittaker, Media Research Analyst,



Damian Mulcock, VP, Business Development Service provider Business,


Thomas Wrede, VP Reception Systems



Lindsey Clay Chief Executive,


Claudia Vaccarone, Head of Marketing Research & Customer Experience,

Eutelsat SA

Aleks Habdank, Managing Director for TV,


Ben Keen, Analyst,

Derek Anderson, Principal Solutions Architect,

Level 3

Adam MacDonald, Director of Sky 1 HD,


Colin Browne, President of the VLV

William Greswell, Controller of Content Strategy,


Dr Gillian Rollason, Social Policy Manager,

Action on Hearing Loss

Richard Lindsay-Davies, CEO,


David Docherty, Chairman,


Ian Mecklenburgh, Special Advisor,


Gareth Ford Williams, Head of Accessibility, User Experience & Design,

BBC Design and Engineering

The DTG has been at the centre of the British TV industry for over twenty years and during this time we’ve been at the forefront of change - helping manage the transitions from analogue to digital to streaming and On Demand as the way we view TV transforms. As the UK’s unique, self-funding, cross-industry collaboration centre for innovation in digital TV technology we’re still looking after TV as it evolves.

The DTG is proud to hold an informed, neutral view on the challenges, opportunities and options we all face. We continue to work in a collegiate fashion with the industry to turn innovative technology into new platforms and services built on a bed-rock of shared standards and conformance.