We had a very interesting and enjoyable day attending the recent IABM conference at Heathrow in London, meeting old friends and making new ones during an afternoon of interesting and stimulating discussion on the current state of thee Broadcast industry. The event was chaired superbly by John Ive, and panel sessios included an important discussion on current trends in technology and also at the consumer level looking at how content is being consumed, and how customer behavior is influencing how programmes are being made available and in turn how they are getting made.

“Is this real change or just business as usual?” featured Sony Media Cloud President, Naomi Climer; Front Porch Digital’s Guillaume Neveux; Ross Video CEO, David Ross and Elemental Technologies International Marketing Manager, Mark Horchler.

One key observation as part of the “Winds of Change” presentation by Joe Zaller of industry analysts and strategic consultants, Devoncroft Partners was the observation that R&D spend is staying strong in the face of some other challenging commercial growth figures. Guillaume Neveaux observed that research and development are getting increasingly intertwined and that in some cases software vendors are bec