Futuresource Consulting’s Audio Collaborative virtual event wound up yesterday, but you can still register to watch all the all presentation and panel sessions on demand. The fully virtual show continued its tradition of bringing professionals together to share industry insights, engage with global brands, and understand the future of the pro audio industry within the ‘new normal’.
Registered attendees have access to a series of keynotes and panel discussions presented by the Futuresource analyst teams, with a roster of renowned industry leaders revealing the latest insights and developments set to impact the future of audio.
Speakers included Chris Burns, head of audio and digital at BBC England; TJ Varghese, product manager at Google; Andreas Ehret, director technology marketing, Dolby; Katy Templeman-Holmes, director of market strategy, Harman Professional; and David Saidden, director of strategic partnerships at TikTok. You can find out more about this year’s roster of speakers on the Futuresource website.
The event also included a product showcase featuring tools, solutions, and video demonstrations from the show’s brand partners, while there will be an opportunity to engage with speakers and other professionals through live Q&A and networking sessions throughout the event. Here are some of the highlights:
- “Radio as an Evergreen Content Genre and the Shift in Focus for Music Streaming Services” – panellists include BBC England, Bauer Media, ViacomCBS
- “Who will Win the Share of Ear and What Role will Hearables Play in a Growing Health & Fitness Sector?” – panellists include Qualcomm, Starkey Hearing, Bose & Cambridge Audio
- “A/V Collaboration Tools and App Usage Turbocharged During Lockdown for Business Professionals and Consumers” – panellists include Google, Bose & Intel Unite
- “The Accelerated Growth of Live Streaming of Concerts, Theatre and the ‘Tik Tok-style’ User Generated Content in Lockdown” – panellists include Harman, Logitech, Tourlife & PreSonus
- “The Next Decade of Audio tech – what Key Technology Enablers will Impact Energy Harvesting, Microphone Developments, Directional Sound, Device Connectivity and Audio Production?” – panellists include Flexound, Waves Audio, Dolby & Fraunhofer IIS
- “Reaching Customers and Selling “Sound” in an Increasingly Dominant E-tail World,” presented by Robert Jan van Dormael, Vice President of Consumer Marketing at Harman
- “The Expansion of Technology Giants in both Consumer and Pro Applications,” presented by Simon Bryant, Director of Research at Futuresource
- “Voice Input: What is the Magic and What’s Next?” presented by Dr. Paul Beckmann, Founder & CTO at DSP Concepts
The Evolution of the Gamer – Opportunities for the Audio Hardware and Entertainment Industry,” presented by Carl Hibbert, Head of Consumer & Media Technology at Futuresource
- “Why is Tik Tok so Much More than a Social Media Platform?” presented by David Saidden, Director of Strategic Partnerships at ByteDance
- The Next Decade of Music Delivery – Revenue Drivers, Challenges and the Competitive Landscape,” presented by Alexandre Jornod, Market Analyst at Futuresource
- “The Key Consumer Audio Trends and The Outlook Post-COVID – presented by Guy Hammett, Market Analyst at Futuresource
“The New Ways of Audio: Enabling Innovative Audio Applications with MEMS Microspeakers,” presented by Andrea Rusconi Clerici, Managing Director & CTO at USound
The event was supported by Future titles Installation, Residential Systems, and TVBEurope, as well as event sponsors Qualcomm (Title Sponsor), Xperi, DSP Concepts, Flexound, Cambridge Audio and USound.