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Thursday, March 19 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Gear Up, Lean Back: Linear Radio Becomes Dynamic

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This is the pivotal moment for linear radio and streaming music services to come together. Consumers currently have the option to use a completely lean back experience found in traditional radio, a semi-lean-back algorithmically curated experience, or the fully lean-forward, highly active search and discovery of on-demand products. Most services either focus on one of these or offer a mixture of models often sitting uncomfortably next to each other. With so much talk about ‘radio style services’ entering the market, what experience sets the standard? This panel will facilitate a sophisticated discussion of how and what to blend from linear radio and new digital music services.

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Simon Cole

CEO, 7digital
Simon brings 25 years of executive leadership to 7digital, having led UBC Media as a public company for over a decade. After studying Drama at Manchester University, Simon joined the BBC for his initial training in the radio medium. He moved rapidly to commercial radio, joining Manchester’s... Read More →
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Kristin George

VP Prod, TuneIn
Kristin George, an award-winning product designer and serial entrepreneur, has been focused on designing and creating every TuneIn product and feature since the company’s launch in 2010. From the desktop site to the mobile apps and next-generation connected automotive dashboards... Read More →
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Chris Kimber

Executive Product Manager, BBC Future Media
Chris is Executive Product Manager for BBC Music and BBC Playlister in BBC Future Media, overseeing the delivery of these products across web and native apps. Previously Chris worked in interactive commissioning within BBC Radio and Music, and prior to that worked as a Sony Award... Read More →
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Damien King

CTO, Guvera
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Chris Williams

Chief Prod Officer, iHeartMedia
Chris Williams joined iHeartMedia in 2005 and was named Chief Product Officer in December 2014. As such, he oversees all digital content programming, station curation, marketing, and product strategies for iHeartMedia's all-in-one digital radio service, iHeartRadio. Williams brings... Read More →

Thursday March 19, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
ACC Room 10B