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Audio Collaborative event only nine days away!

Taking place November 10-11, event will explore the evolution of audio, embracing the creativity, strategy and development of technology across the entire space

Futuresource Consulting’s free virtual Audio Collaborative event – the consultants’ eighth – is only nine days away, taking place November 10-11. As technology continues to accelerate in line with the need for high-quality, immersive audio, the event will look at how businesses are utilising creativity to meet the demands of an ever-evolving industry.

Audio Collaborative 2021 will explore the evolution of audio, embracing the creativity, strategy and development of technology across the entire space. A range of engaging presentations and panel sessions will be brought together by a wealth of industry thought leaders and innovators. Installation publisher Future is one of the event’s media partners.

Register for free here

Full agenda below:

Day 1 | November 10 | 14:00 – 18:00 GMT

14:00 – 14:35 Opening Keynote & Fireside Chat – Qualcomm Sponsor
David Sidebottom, principal analyst, head of entertainment media – Futuresource Consulting
James Chapman, VP & GM – Qualcomm

14:40 – 15:30 Stepping up – the Journey to Better Quality Audio – Sonarworks Sponsor
Guy Hammett, senior market analyst – Futuresource Consulting
Martins Popelis, co-founder, CPO – Sonarworks
Johnny McClintock, director, product marketing – Qualcomm Technologies
Pete Downton – MQA

14:35 – 16:20 The Music Market’s Next Drivers of Growth
Alexandre Jornod, lead market analyst, music & audio – Futuresource Consulting
Nike Koch, director supply chain operations – Sony Music Entertainment
Andreas Kohl – Optimal Media

16:25 – 16:55 Into the Metaverse [Presentation]
Cliff Fluet, partner – Lewis Silkins

17:00 – 18:00 What Next in Headphones & Hearables Mega Convergence?
Rasika D’Souza, principal analyst, head of personal electronics – Futuresource Consulting
Saranraj Mathivanan, research analyst – Futuresource Consulting
Anders Jessen, competitive intelligence manager – WSA
Damon Johnson, global consumer audio product director – HyperX
Andrew Bellavia, director of market development – Knowles Corporation
Calum MacDougall, senior VP – Jabra 

Day 2 | November 11 | 14:00 – 18:00 GMT

14:00 – 14:35 Opening Keynote & Fireside Chat – Soundtrack Your Brand
Carl Hibbert, director – Futuresource Consulting
Ola Sars, founder, CEO & chairman – Soundtrack Your Brand

14:40 – 15:20 The Return of Live Events and the Future of Live Sound Technology 
James Kirby, senior market analyst, pro audio – Futuresource Consulting
James Baker, live sound specialist – SSE Audio
Austin Freshwater, general manager – DiGiCo
Speaker TBC – D&B Audiotechnik

15:25 – 15:35 Futuresource Snapshot: Pressures on the Supply Chain [Presentation]
Chris Bull, research analyst, home audio – Futuresource Consulting

15:40 – 16:40 The Return to Work – Enterprise Audio Evolved
Chris McIntyre-Brown, director – Futuresource Consulting
Chris Merrick, senior director, global marketing integrated systems – Shure Inc
Scott Friedman, strategic business development – Google
Neil Fluester, senior product director – Poly
Hanieh Motamedian, business development manager – Sound Directions

16:45 – 17:25 From Amateurs to Professionals – The Future Growth of Content Creation at Home

17:30 – 18:00 Futuresource Perspectives – Audio Megatrends for 2022 [Presentation]