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Bey­ond Bound­ar­ies

London, United Kingdom

Past event
21 September 2018, 09:30 - 15:00 UTC +01:00

Now marking its 4th year, CMS's International Technology, Media and Communications conference gathers more than 150 delegates, representing the spectrum of technology, media and communications players, plus their financiers and investors.

“Beyond Boundaries” is the conference theme this year.

No longer can businesses be categorised strictly as technology, media or communications players. At this in-depth conference, leading industry players will share how they are working across boundaries and the influence this has on deals, the regulatory environment and potential disputes.

Please register your interest to join us in London.



Registration and breakfast


Welcome address

  • Katja van Kranenburg, CMS Netherlands
  • Chris Watson, CMS UK


Consolidation – what does the future hold?

With a spate of mega mergers closing or on the cards, what does this mean for the media industry, who are the likely winners and losers, and how can local players compete?

  • Janice Hughes CBE, Co-Founder and Director, Redshift Strategy
  • Joe Mayes, Media & Telecoms Reporter, Bloomberg News
  • Victoria Gaskell, Global Co-Head of Media, CMS London
  • Giles Rowbotham, VP, Senior Corporate Counsel, Liberty Global
  • Tom Betts, Director of Corporate Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, ITV plc


In conversation with Tim Davie

  • Tim Davie, CEO, BBC Studios
  • Joe Mayes, Media & Telecoms Reporter, Bloomberg News


The road to new generation immersive content - starting out with Sir David Attenborough

  • John Cassy, CEO, Factory 42


How can we protect digital consumers?

Consumers are increasingly demanding control over their digital footprint and this poses challenges for businesses and regulators alike. How do we foster an environment which is fit for future generations taking account of the pace of innovation, increasing amounts of data, and consumer rights?

  • James Walker, CEO, Resolver
  • Dóra Petrányi, CEE Managing Director, Central Eastern Europe, CMS Hungary
  • Dr Charles Kriel, Specialist Advisor to the House of Commons Select Committee on Fake News


Entrepreneurship vs intrapreneurship - how to harness entrepreneurial spirit

  • Dominic McVey, Serial Entrepreneur




Partner or buy if you can’t DIY

Organic growth and innovation are increasingly hard to come by. Large companies are progressively acquiring or collaborating with more nimble and younger startups. However, acquiring another business or partnering up is a serious commitment - integration can be a challenge, payback time frames can be long and success is far from guaranteed. What is the recipe for success and what role do VC funds, incubators and innovation consultants play in this ecosystem?

  • Harry Keen, CEO and Co-founder, Hazy
  • Stacey Seltzer, Partner, Prehype
  • Itxaso del Palacio, Investor
  • Matthew Price, Customer Connect Program Leader, EMEA, Oracle
  • Anela Musat, Partner, CMS London



  • Professor Karim Djouani, Head Advisor for Strategy, Innovation and R&D, Groupe Algérie Télécom


The race to connectivity

The demands for bandwidth are incredibly high and only going to increase thanks to the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and a hunger for streamed content. How and why are companies improving connectivity? What are the most important enablers?

  • Shadi Mahassel, Co-Founder and CEO, SURFnCODE
  • Sam Blackie, Partner, Deloitte
  • Stefan Stanislawski, Fibre project developer and Head of Fibre Strategy, PT Zambia
  • Piotr Muszyński, Founder, Co-owner and CEO, FixMap
  • Olga Belyakova, Partner, CMS Ukraine


Closing remarks

  • Katja van Kranenburg, CMS Netherlands
  • Chris Watson, CMS UK



Speaker information - Beyond Boundaries
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Portrait of Katja Kranenburg - Hanspians
Katja van Kranenburg-Hanspians
Portrait of Olga Belyakova
Olga Belyakova
Portrait of Victoria Gaskell
Victoria Gaskell
Portrait of Clive Gringras
Clive Gringras
Anela Musat
Portrait of Dóra Petrányi
Dóra Petrányi
Portrait of
John Cassy
CEO of Factory 42
Ahmed Choudar
Chairman and Managing Director of Groupe Algérie Télécom
Portrait of
Tim Davie
CEO of BBC Studios
Portrait of
Harry Keen
CEO and Co-founder of Hazy
Portrait of
Janice Hughes
CBE, Co-Founder and Director of Redshift Strategy
Stacey Seltzer
Partner at Prehype
Portrait of
Shadi Mahassel
Co-Founder and CEO of SURFnCODE
Portrait of
Joe Mayes
Media & Telecoms Reporter, Bloomberg News
Portrait of
James Walker
CEO & Founder of Resolver Group
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