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Schedule SEP 25, 2024

OPENING KEYNOTE

Sep 25Expert Stage
10:00-10:45 AM
Surviving and Thriving in the User-Centric Era

Explore how the user-centric era is transforming media landscapes, urging broadcasters to innovate in content creation, distribution, and audience engagement. Join Evan Shapiro as he maps strategies to thrive amid global tech competition, shaping a resilient future. 

Evan Shapiro | eshap

The Media Industry 2024

Sep 25Expert Stage
11:00-11:45 AM
The Global Industry Update

Pandemic, writers’ strike, subscription churn, the rise of AI, new business models: the last months and years have been quite disruptive for our Industry. So, where does our Industry stand in 2024? Some of the major global industry leaders and companies share their insights.

Renard T. Jenkins | SMPTE
Sascha Schwingel | UFA

Journalism & MediaTech

Sep 25Horizon Stage
11:00-11:45 AM
Democracy under Fire: Journalism in the era of AI

A forward-looking talk with Charlie Beckett, Director of Polis and the Polis/LSE JournalismAI project, on harnessing technology and innovations to navigate challenges and opportunities for media in the AI age. 

Charlie Beckett | LSE

Presented by Medieninnovationszentrum Babelsberg

The Media Industry 2024

Sep 25Expert Stage
12:00-12:45 PM
The Global Workflow Update

Over the years, more and more technologies have been developed for the media industry. But have they also served the goal of making workflows simpler, more transparent and, above all, more efficient? A discussion on a global level.

Raymond Drewry | Movielabs
Katrina King | AWS

Journalism & MediaTech

Sep 25Horizon Stage
12:00-12:45 PM
Restoring Trust: The Intersection of Technology, Regulation, and Ethics

The panel discussion will focus on the delicate balance of innovation and regulation, questioning the roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders in advancing and overseeing the use of technology. 

Charlie Beckett | LSE
Henrike Gudat | Media Authority NRW
Joscha Jäger | Open Parliament TV

Presented by Medieninnovationszentrum Babelsberg

Disrupting The Media Industry With AI

Sep 25Expert Stage
2:00-2:45 PM
AI in the Media Industry: Dimensions to Consider & Ethical Development 

How can the industry meet demands for the protection of intellectual property, protecting actors from being replaced illegally by AI, and developing sustainable infrastructure? In this keynote, followed by an AMA, Ali Shah, Global Managing Director for Responsible AI at Accenture, formerly with the BBC, Executive Fellow at the World Economic Forum and a member of the Board at the Ada Lovelace Institute, will guide us through the current AI landscape in a multilayered conversation on production, technology, society, regulation and law. 

Ali Shah | Accenture / World Economic Forum

Guest of Honour: Austria

Sep 25Horizon Stage
2:00-2:45 PM
FILMING in AUSTRIA – How an Incentive Changed the Game

Located in the heart of Europe, Austria has a lot to offer when it comes to making audiovisual content. Since 2023 a new incentive has brought a lot of attention to the country. FILM in AUSTRIA, the national Film Commission grants insight into the status quo of the rebate and how it affected the national industry. 

Speakers will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

Presented by FILM in AUSTRIA

Disrupting The Media Industry With AI

Sep 25Expert Stage
3:00-3:45 PM
Practical AI Tools, PART 1: Script, High-quality 3D Asset Workflows, Dubbing 

From storytelling to production, we take a deep dive into three uses of AI in filmmaking with UFA, MOD Tech Labs, and Deeptune. UFA has been testing AI-generated scripts and how they are received by audiences, MOD Tech Labs creates tools to streamline the production of 3D assets and immersive digital content, and Deeptune specialises in AI-powered audiovisual dubbing technology for the entire dubbing process. 

Marc Schwellenbach | UFA
Alex Porter | Mod Tech Labs
Tim Lupo | Deeptune

Guest of Honour: Austria

Sep 25Horizon Stage
3:00-3:45 PM
AUSTRIAN PRODUCERS TALK: Cinema, TV, Streaming Quo Vadis? 

How the Austrian film industry deals with the challenges and opportunities of different forms of exploitation in a globalized yet fragmented market. Austria’s top industry professionals talk about their strategies to succeed in a competitive market that demands more than distinctive aesthetics and unique storytelling. 

Speakers will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

Presented by FILM in AUSTRIA

Disrupting The Media Industry With AI

Sep 25Expert Stage
4:00-4:45 PM
Practical AI Tools PART 2: Cloud-based Workflows, Generative Editing and Production, AI-enhanced Programming 

From post-production to distribution, three speakers show us how they use AI.
We’re joined by Strada founder and CEO Michael Cioni, „the most underrated futurist in the entertainment industry“. Strada is an Al-enabled cloud platform specialising in workflow efficiency and automation by developing the first AI marketplace for creatives.  

Michael Cioni | Strada

Guest of Honour: Austria

Sep 25Horizon Stage
4:00-4:45 PM
AUSTRIAN MEDIA INDUSTRY – technological innovations & the future of media technology 

The Media Innovation Lab supports start-ups and innovative visionaries in the realization of new ideas, formats and technologies for the entire Austrian media industry. Four project leaders report on their products and services that help to sustainably strengthen the Austrian media landscape and promote growth and innovation.   

Speakers will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

Presented by Media Innovation Lab

Babelsberg Experience

Sep 25

5:00 PM
Live Concert by the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg & Drink Reception 

A special treat on the first day of the conference: The famous German Film Orchestra Babelsberg will perform an exclusive concert. More than 40 musicians will play iconic film scores live in the orchestra’s recording studio. Afterwards, drinks will be served on our terrace.

Presented by the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg  

Schedule SEP 26, 2024

Babelsberg Experience

Sep 26

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
#MTHCON24 Meet the Speakers Breakfast

On the second day of the conference, you are invited to enjoy fresh coffee, a delicious breakfast, and the opportunity to meet our international speakers face to face. Make new contacts! 

Sign up using our official #MTHCON24 app. 

Babelsberg Experience

Sep 26

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Babelsberg Open Doors

A look behind the scenes: Join us on a guided tour to the most fascinating places at Babelsberg Studios. Explore Volucap, Europe’s first volumetric studio. Gain insights from the Babelsberg Art Department into the creation of entire worlds for film sets and step into the Metropolitan Backlot, one of Europe’s largest and most modern backlots. 

Next Gen Viewing Experiences

Sep 26Expert Stage
11:00-11:45 AM
Producing in an Ever-evolving, AI-driven Media Industry 

The last decade has transformed the way we produce films several times over – from virtual production and immersive technologies to AI, which is now permeating every stage of film production. How can the industry stay on top of these changes? How can producers and studios harness the ever-evolving tech scene to deliver Next Gen Viewing Experiences to audiences? 

Max Wiedemann | Leonine Studios
Dr. Pirita Pyykkönen-Klauck | ZDF Sparks

Your interactive AI Movie Production Update 

Sep 26Horizon Stage
11:00-11:45 AM
Exploring AI Film Production in 2024 

Join Jacques Alomo for an exciting session on how AI is revolutionizing film production, from concept development to voice cloning! 

Jacques Alomo | creamlabs AI

Presented by Cluster ICT, Media and Creative Industries Berlin Brandenburg

Next Gen Viewing Experiences

Sep 26Expert Stage
12:00-12:45 PM
Unlocked: New Ways of Storytelling and Experiences for Audiences 

Is simply watching a film enough anymore? New formats emerge as technology allows producers to create beyond the traditional ways we’re used to experiencing stories. With storytelling still at the heart of all things audio-visual, the industry experiments with new tech to bring new depths to their stories. 

Kemal Görgülü | ARTE
Christina Lee Storm | Playbook + Asher X

Your interactive AI Movie Production Update 

Sep 26Horizon Stage
12:00-12:45 PM
Interactive AI movie production with the audience 

Discover the potential of AI in film production through an engaging and interactive session. Jacques Alomo will showcase examples of AI-assisted creative projects and workflows and delve into the traditional steps of producing a video using AI tools, including concept development, virtual casting, storyboarding, video generation, voice cloning, and more. 

Jacques Alomo | creamlabs AI

Presented by Cluster ICT, Media and Creative Industries Berlin Brandenburg

Next Gen Tech For Streaming Business

Sep 26Expert Stage
2:00-2:45 PM
Fulfilling Audience Needs: viewer-centered streaming products

Since Streaming is the frontrunner of all distribution, audiences are demanding for new ways of presenting content in the streaming product – the streaming app: more interactive, better recommendation, more aggregation, seamless navigation. By fulfilling the audience’s needs could even lead to promising new business models. But how?

Paul Kane | ITVX
Hannah Reuter | joyn

Global MediaTech Pitch Day

Sep 26Horizon Stage
2:00-2:45 PM
Content creation, distribution, and monetization in the digital age.

Discover the ways mediatech startups transform content creation and distribution with technology. Join our expert panel of industry visionaries as they reveal the trends shaping the future of digital media production. 

Speakers will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

Presented by Raw Ventures

Next Gen Tech For Streaming Business

Sep 26Expert Stage
3:00-3:45 AM
Interactive Streaming: New Tech, New Revenue – but how? 

New ways to interact with content can provide new revenue streams for the industry – happening through data, recommendation systems, targeted ads and more – just ask social media. 

Bastian Steppin | TikTok
More Speakers will be announced soon.

Global MediaTech Pitch Day

Sep 26Horizon Stage
3:00-3:45 PM
Pitch Day: Meet the Most Promising MediaTech Startups 

MediaTech startups will present their projects to investors and industry leaders, bringing them to the next level by providing an opportunity to secure €1M in funding! 

Speakers will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

Presented by Raw Ventures

The #MTHCON24 Wrap Up

Sep 26Expert Stage
4:00-4:45 PM
Future MediaTech Trends 2024

Two days of #MTHCON24 and we summarise: what are the MediaTech trends of 2024? Tech journalist Kate Bulkley and Head of #MTHCON24 provide the executive summary to take away.

Peter Effenberg | MediaTech Hub Conference

Global MediaTech Pitch Day

Sep 26Horizon Stage
4:00-4:45 PM
Pitch Day: Meet the Most Promising MediaTech Startups 

MediaTech startups will present their projects to investors and industry leaders, bringing them to the next level by providing an opportunity to secure €1M in funding! 

Speakers will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

Presented by Raw Ventures

Global MediaTech Pitch Day 

Sep 26Horizon Stage
5:00-5:45 PM
Pitch Day Awards 

Get ready for the highlight of the day! The award ceremony will celebrate the most innovative and promising MediaTech startups, culminating in an exciting finale where the winners will be announced. 

Speakers will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

Presented by Raw Ventures