INTV2018 adds speakers to its fifth edition

The Innovative TV Conference (#INTV2018) March 12-13 in Jerusalem announced the additions of some of the biggest names in the traditional and digital media space including Heather Schuster, Head of Unscripted TV at Amazon Studios; Lionsgate TV Group President Sandra Stern and AMC International Programming Head Kristin Jones.

The media leaders appearing at the 5th edition of the leading international forum, curated by Keshet Media Group and hosted by its CEO, Avi Nir, will be joined by influential senior executives from Snapchat and Dick Clark Productions, including the renowned live event company’s social media marketer Ariel Elazar, EVP of Brand, Marketing & Digital Strategy, financial leaders and innovators. They will be among the first group of innovators tapped for the inaugural INTV MediaTech track.

Buzzworthy major global media players headed to #INTV2018 include Karen Smith, Managing Director of Tuesday’s Child, and Elaine Hackett, Founder Crackit Productions, both of whom lead award-winning and groundbreaking UK factual entertainment companies; Håkon Moslet, head of Youth TV for NRK Norway, whose Norwegian social media teen drama sensation, Skam, is set for an English-language remake after earning a cult-like following in the UK; and Christian Wikander, Co-Production Director for Sweden’s Twelve Town, who led the SVT team responsible for hits including The Bridge and Real Humans.

Additionally, Ziv Aviram, Founder & CEO of OrCam, harnessing the power of artificial vision by incorporating pioneering technology, and Mobileye, a leader in collision avoidance and autonomous driving, will be on hand to discuss these topics grabbing headlines.

The new MediaTech track will focus on the latest digital trends in investing, crypto currencies, advertising, social media, innovation, IOT, apps, automated video storytelling, fake news and psychological warfare, among other pressing topics.

Geared toward entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and others interested in the innovators pioneering and investing in the next big digital and tech media trends, INTV MediaTech will feature a lineup of high-level speakers that also includes Israel’s leading angel investor, Gigi Levy, CMO & Co-Founder of Plarium; Gabi Shalel, Co-Founder & CEO, and Guy Benartzi, Co-Founder, of Israeli blockchain blockbuster Bancor, which is seeking to make digital currency go mainstream; as well as Shaul Olmert, CEO & Co-Founder of online content publishing platform Playbuzz.

Uri Rozen, CEO Mako & Head of Digital, Keshet Media Group, who runs Israel’s most popular content app, top video site and digital ventures for Keshet Media Group; and Dror Globerman, a leading authority and popular TV host on Israeli tech and innovation, will also lend their expertise. More speakers will be announced shortly.

Among other industry heavyweights already named are FOX Television Group Chairman-CEO Gary Newman; Showtime President-CEO David Nevins; HBO Programming President Casey Bloys; TBS and TNT President / Turner Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Kevin Reilly; CBS News President David Rhodes; Entertainment One (eOne) CEO Darren Throop and President and Chief Content Officer, Film, Television and Digital, Mark Gordon (Criminal Minds, Designated Survivor, Saving Private Ryan, Ray Donovan); Hulu CCO Joel Stillerman; HBO Programming’s David Levine and Francesca Orsi, EVP and Co-Heads of Drama; and WME TV Head Rick Rosen. Also, Rai Fiction Director Eleonora Andreatta; TF1 France Drama Head Marie Guillaumond; The Crown producers Suzanne Mackie and Andy Harries, along with the director, Benjamin Caron.