Programme 2017

PRESENTATIONS

STREAM: FUTUREBOOK 

STREAM: AUDIOBOOK REVOLUTION

STREAM: EDTECH FOR PUBLISHERS

08:30 - 09:00 Registration and breakfast for FutureBook17

09:10 - 09:15

Welcome and introduction

Nigel Roby, chief executive, The Bookseller
Molly Flatt, associate editor, FutureBook
09:15 - 09:35

Keynote - How Bonnier Publishing became a major force in UK publishing

Richard Johnson, c.e.o., Bonnier Publishing
09:35 - 09:55

Keynote - The view from digital, what's next for content formats?

Vikki Chowney, chief content strategist, H+K
9:55 - 10:15
Asi Sharabi, co-founder, Wonderbly

in conversation with

Sara Lloyd, digital and communications director, Pan Macmillan
10:15 - 10:35

Keynote - A whole world approach: where digital and global publishing meet?

Chantal Restivo-Alessi, chief digital officer and executive vice president, HarperCollins Publishers

10:30 - Registration for the AudioBook Revolution and EdTech for Publishers Conferences

10:40 - 11:00 Tea, Coffee & Surgery Sessions

11:00 - 12:00

STREAM: FUTUREBOOK 1
Panel: how can we help more authors reach more readers in a distracted world?

*CHAIR* Arifa Akbar, head of content, Unbound
Nick Barreto, co-founder and technology director, Canelo
Mark Dawson, author, KDP
Sharmaine Lovegrove, publisher, Dialogue Books
Nicola Solomon, chief executive, Society of Authors
Gordon Wise, senior literary agent, Curtis Brown

OR

STREAM: FUTUREBOOK 2
Think Sprint: Outsider ideas for insider problems


Scott Morrison, co-founder, ThinkSprint
Sam Reid, co-founder, ThinkSprint
Nick Coveney, digital innovation director, HarperCollins Publishers

 

11:00 - 12:00

AUDIOBOOK REVOLUTION

Keynote

Rebecca Herrmann, founder and co-c.e.o. of Bolinda audio


Panel: how can the new audiobook retailers grow in the UK market?

*CHAIR* Kiera O'Brien, charts editor, The Bookseller
Niclas Sandin, c.e.o., Bookbeat
Ian Small, general manager, AudioBooks.com
Michael Tamblyn, president and c.e.o., Kobo
Kurt Thielen, managing director, Zebralution

 

11:00 - 11:30

EDTECH FOR PUBLISHERS
Keynotes

Edwin Scholte, c.o.o. and c.f.o., McGraw-Hill Education
Lis Tribe, m.d., Hodder Education and PA president
 
11:30 - 12.00

Has 2017 been a good or bad year for EdTech?

Richard Connor, founder and managing partner, C3 Education
12:10 - 13:00

STREAM: FUTUREBOOK 1
Panel: how can we better use data to capture and keep our readers? 

*CHAIR* Roger Warner, head of global consulting, Squiz
Albert Hogan, director, group marketing and audiences, Penguin Random House UK
Julia Porter, board director and business advisor
Annie Stone, account manager, BookBub
Thad Woodman, co-founder and chief product officer, Inkshares

or

STREAM: FUTUREBOOK 2
Panel: from virtual reality to games, how should book people be using interactive tech?

*CHAIR* Sarah Shaffi, head of content, The Bookseller
Sarah Jones, BCU Media
Nicholas Lovell, founder of GAMESbrief, and author of 'The Curve'
Gus Swan, digital technologies director, HarperCollins
David Varela, narrative designer, Criterion Games

 

12:10 - 13:00

AUDIOBOOK REVOLUTION
Panel: how can we sell more audiobooks?

*Chair* Miriam Robinson, programme director, Marketing & Publishing Conference
Kevin Addley, marketing director, Audible.co.uk
Fionnuala Barrett, senior audio editor, HarperCollins Publishers
Paul Martinovic, non-fiction communications manager, Pan Macmillan
Jennifer McMenemy, marketing manager, Orion Books
Susie Warhurst, UK content director, acast
 
12:10 - 13:00

EDTECH FOR PUBLISHERS
Panel: how can publishers prove the impact of digital learning materials?

*CHAIR* Joshua Perry, director, Assembly
Dr Mutlu Cukurova, lecturer in digital technologies in education, UCL Institute of Education
Kiren Shoman, editorial director, SAGE
Richard Stagg, publishing director, higher and professional education, Pearson
Junaid Mubeen, director of education, Whizz Education

 

 

13:00 - 14:15 - LUNCH Plus Mostly Lit Live

During the lunch break, literary podcast trio Mostly Lit will present a live show.

14:15 - 15:30

STREAM: FUTUREBOOK 1
Panel: what can we learn from the video on demand business?

*CHAIR* Sophie Rochester, c.e.o. and founder, Yodomo
Molly Barton, c.e.o., Serial Box
Emily Hayward Whitlock, The Artists Partnership
Jeff Norton, founder, Awesome Media & Entertainment
Preethi Mavahalli, executive producer, Mammoth Screen

OR

STREAM: FUTUREBOOK 2
BookTech pitch-off


*COMPERE* Bec Evans, founder, Prolifiko and FutureBook Awards administrator
JUDGES
Paul Field, c.e.o. EMEA, TouchCast
Asi Sharabi, c.e.o. and co-founder, Wonderbly
Rebecca Smart, m.d., Ebury Publishing

 
14:15 - 14:45

AUDIOBOOK REVOLUTION
Panel: how can we make better audiobooks?

*Chair* Jo Forshaw, audiobook publishing consultant
Sarah Shrubb, audio publisher, Little, Brown
Patrick McQuaid, owner, id audio
Joanna Lord, audio and online sales manager, Canongate
Ravina Bajwa, senior commissioning editor, Pottermore
Sam Halstead, senior commissioning editor, Penguin
14:45 - 15:25

Panel: how is the market for audiobook rights changing?

*CHAIR* Philip Jones, editor The Bookseller
Alice Lutyens, agent, Curtis Brown
Dominic White, head of publishing and commerce, W.F. Howes/Wavesound
Ivan Mulcahy, literary agent, Mulcahy Associates
Nathan Hull, chief commercial and content officer, Book Choice
Patti Pirooz, audio publishing consultant and advisor
14:15 - 14:45

EDTECH FOR PUBLISHERS
Five shortlisted start-ups bid to win the PitchEd competition

*COMPERE* George Burgess, founder, EdTech Exchange
JUDGES
 Suzanne Ashman, partner, LocalGlobe
Jan Lynn-Matern, founder and c.e.o., Emerge Education
Edwin Scholte, c.o.o. and c.f.o., McGraw-Hill Education
Jennifer Webb, investment manager, Impact Ventures UK

 

 

14:45 - 15:25

How can education harness the power of AI? 

*Chair* Colum Elliott-Kelly, director, Filament Ventures
Paul Butcher, co-founder and chief technical officer, English Language iTutoring
Mads Holmen, founder, Bibblio
David Millican, data scientist, BridgeU
15:30 - 16:15

STREAM: FUTUREBOOK 1
Panel: how best can digital and physical spaces work together to sell more books?

*CHAIR* Sion Hamilton, writer, project manager and consultant
Jamie Byng, c.e.o., Canongate
Rebecca Davies, junior buyer - tech and media, Urban Outfitters
Miranda West, founder and publisher, Do Books
Justin Small, chief strategy officer, The BIO Agency and Future Strategy club

OR

STREAM: FUTUREBOOK 2
BookTech Q&A and judging

15:30 - 16:15

AUDIOBOOK REVOLUTION
Panel: how is new technology changing the way we listen?

*CHAIR* David Roper, founder and m.d., Heavy Entertainment
Nicky Birch, founder/director, Rosina Sound
Matthew Hammersley, c.e.o., Novel Effect
Rachel Mallender, group audio director, HarperCollins UK
Stacy Rowe, RNIB Bookshare Manager, RNIB
15:30 - 16:15

EDTECH FOR PUBLISHERS
What place do AR and VR technologies have in the classroom?

*CHAIR* Henry Warren
Ed Barton, c.e.o., Curiscope
Tushar Sharma, commercial director, education and enterprise, Blippar
Kirsten Campbell-Howes, head of education, busuu

16:15 - 16:30 - TEA/COFFEE AND SURGERY SESSIONS

16:30 - 16:50

KEYNOTE
The view from Gen Z

Dr Eliza Filby, academic, writer and businesswoman 
16:50 - 17:20

FutureBook Awards presentation

Dr Sue Black OBE

17:20 - 18:30 Drinks Reception

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