CTAM Europe Symposium ’24:

Thursday 16th May: 12.30 – 17.30, London

An afternoon of presentations, panel discussions, conversation and networking.

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Thursday 16th May 2024: 12.30 – 17.30, FORA Space Soho, 33 Broadwick St, London W1F 0DQ

An afternoon of presentations, panel discussions, conversation and networking.

The CTAM Europe annual Symposium returns to London’s vibrant Soho for an afternoon of Conversation and Networking.  All CTAM Europe Members and Strategic Partners are invited to join us whilst our Speakers and Panellists showcase the important innovations in the worlds of Generative AI and Fast TV.

The Symposium provides an opportunity to discover and share key learnings from those who are defining the future of media and entertainment.

Join us to hear from leading brands including: Virgin Media, AMC Networks International, Omdia, Papercup, Samsung – and many more.

Take this opportunity to form new connections and renew existing networks, there will be plenty of opportunities for in-person networking.

Help us celebrate twenty years of CTAM Europe with a drink or two to end the day!

We look forward to seeing as many members as possible in Soho on May 16th


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    Timings: (UK) – all TBA

    • 12.30 – 1.00pm Light lunch & Coffee on arrival
    • 1.00 – 1.05pm Co-Chairs welcome and introduction
    • 1.05 – 1.20pm An Analyst’s intro to FAST
    • 1.20 – 2.05pm Panel 1 – Think FAST
    • 2.05 – 2.20pm An Expert’s Intro to Generative AI
    • 2.20 – 3.05pm Panel 2 – Generative AI in Media
    • 3.05 – 3.35pm Networking coffee
    • 3.35 – 4.15pm Interview
    • 5 mins              Co-Chairs’ Thank you and Farewell
    • 4.20pm            End. Wine down/Networking drinks until 6.00pm

    Join CTAM Europe’s experts and partners for an afternoon of media-focussed sessions and a 1:2:1 Interview – with Networking opportunities throughout the afternoon, and ‘Wine-down’ with a Networking Drinks Reception to celebrate CTAM Europe’s 20th Anniversary!

    The CTAM Europe afternoon Symposium offers something for everyone.   We’re sure to match your interest in these specially curated sessions

    As a Members-only event, registration is open to Members of CTAM Europe and Strategic Partner Organisations.  If you are not a member, please email info@ctameurope.com for information on how to sign up.


    Louise Cottrell

    CTAM Europe Co-Chair & SVP Affiliate Partnerships, AMC Networks International

    CTAME Co-Chair. SVP Affiliate Partnerships, AMC Networks International – UK
    Louise joined AMC Networks International UK’s (formerly Chello Zone) affiliate sales department in 2003 and is currently responsible for overseeing and managing channel sales and channel development for a large portfolio of AMCNI channel brands across Middle East, Africa, Poland, Israel and Turkey.
    Prior to AMCNI, Louise spent seven years at Travel Channel as Head of Affiliate Sales and Marketing, joining the company at its launch in 1994. She also enjoyed a marketing career within The Economist’s Intelligence Unit.

    Louise graduated from the University of London with a degree in Economics and Politics, and also achieved a CIM diploma in Marketing

    Lukas Kernell, CTAM Europe Co-Chair

    CTAM Europe Co-Chair & VP Content, Liberty Global

    CTAM Europe Co-Chair & VP Content, Liberty Global

    Lukas Kernell has been working with Liberty Global since 2003. As Vice President of Content, Lukas is responsible for maintaining LG’s relationships with its content partners. During his tenure with LG, Lukas has also fulfilled various roles at Chello Media, LG’s former content and broadcast services division.
    Prior to joining LG he has been employed by Stokvis-Niehe Producties, a subsidiary of Endemol, overseeing its initiatives in the new media space. At RTL, the largest commercial broadcaster in The Netherlands, Lukas was responsible for Business Development at iMedia, the “new media” unit of RTL. As General Counsel and VP Business Development at @Home Benelux, Lukas was instrumental in establishing and operating the joint venture between several Dutch cable operators, Intel and At Home Network.

    With over 20 years’ experience in the television, internet and cable industry in various roles, Lukas continues to be fascinated by the ever developing worlds of media and technology. Lukas holds a law degree from the University of Maastricht and lives in Amsterdam with his wife Lynda and their son, Olivier.

    Tanya Gugenheim

    SVP, Business Development, AMC Networks International

    Ross Appleton

    Director of Operations, Streaming, ITV

    David Twallin

    Head of Programming, Virgin Media O2

    Kauser Kanji

    Founder, VOD Professional

    Natalie Gabathuler-Scully

    Executive Vice President of Revenue, Distribution & Data Operations, Vevo

    Natalie Gabathuler-Scully is Vevo's Executive Vice President of Revenue, Distribution & Data Operations. Overseeing several teams, she is responsible for global ad yield, pricing and planning, ad-tech and business operations; data aggregation and reporting; and launching and managing Vevo's distribution expansion across 35+ CTV platforms. Natalie has been in the media industry for nearly 25 years focusing her career in multimedia sales. Prior to Vevo, Natalie worked for USA TODAY, ESPN, and JP Morgan.

    Garrett Goodman

    VP Sales, Papercup

    Melanie Moeller

    AI Consultant & CEO, GenFutures Lab

    Melanie Moeller is a distinguished expert in AI and technology innovation with over 13 years of experience in the media and technology sectors. Specialising in AI-driven digital innovation, she has played a pivotal role in pioneering projects, including early-stage iterations of Sky Glass and the internationalisation and personalisation of Sky’s NOW TV streaming service. Her tenure at Sky also encompassed leading the Technology Innovation function for Sky Labs and founding the Sky Metaverse Network, exploring AI's potential in new digital realms. At the BBC, she contributed significantly to the EU Referendum Results Service (across the News front page and apps), the evolution of iPlayer, and various BBC R&D initiatives. This year, Melanie has spearheaded a Generative AI discovery and implementation initiative at BPP University. A sought-after speaker, she has shared her insights at influential events such as the AI Summit at London Tech Week, the Generative AI for the Creative Industries conference, the Generative AI for Marketing Summit and Nextv Series Europe. As the CEO of GenFutures Lab, she utilises her extensive experience and network to drive Generative AI innovation for clients.

    Maria Ingold

    Consulting CTO, Board Advisor, Global Speaker, mireality

    Maria brings extensive expertise – 20+ years as a strategic CTO – deploying successful visual technology across Media and Entertainment.

    Most recently, she led global Solution Engineering and Bids & Proposals for Synamedia, the largest global (Americas, APAC and EMEA) video solution vendor for service providers and content owners.

    As the former Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Disney / Sony JV FilmFlex Movies, Maria delivered some of the most successful on-demand movie services in Europe from launch, including for Virgin Media cable and broadcaster Channel 4. FilmFlex was profitable from year one.

    With her unique background in Computer Science and Art, Maria started her career at IBM and Ocean Software, helping invent the beginning of audio, video and games on personal computers.

    Since returning to permanent roles, mireality, originally an international strategic and technical media innovation consultancy, is now a conduit for Maria’s board advisory and her creative side.

    Maria is also a global public speaker, including TEDx talk “Innovating the Impossible”, a BAFTA film and TV judge, and a board advisor.

    Tim Westcott

    Practice Lead, Digital Content & Channels, Omdia

    Tim leads Omdia’s research on TV and video programming and channel distribution. The core datasets in the Digital Content and Channels Intelligence service track investments in programming by channels and online video platforms, availability of linear channels and on-demand services, and sports and movie rights. The service also tracks the offerings of on-demand providers in the US and six key international markets.

    Tim joined Omdia’s predecessor company Screen Digest in 2004, where his areas of focus included TV production, animation, sports rights, and public broadcasting. He has also edited more than 100 editions of the monthly Media and Technology Digest (formerly Screen Digest). Before that, Tim worked at the European Audiovisual Observatory in Strasbourg, France, and in a variety of journalism roles, including the Financial Times Group, EMAP (now Ascential), and Television Business International. Tim holds a Master of Arts (Hons.) degree in English literature from Trinity College, Cambridge. He holds dual UK and French nationality and is based in London.

    Chris Gregory

    Strategic Content Partner Lead, Samsung TV Plus

    Chris joined Samsung in October 2019 and has since been working across new business and partnerships within the Samsung TV Plus service.

    Key responsibilities include working with partners to bring the very best content to the service, focusing on launching channels that resonate with a local and global audience with the objective of increasing viewership, monetization and discoverability.

    Before joining Samsung, Chris worked in commercial sports content and ad solutions roles across Reuters and DAZN Media.

    Fora Space Soho, 33 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 0DQ, UK

    *All photos are taken from past CTAM Europe Live Symposiums

    2024 Strategic Partners