Thierry Baujard is CEO of European Investment Network Media Deals focusing on the Creative Industries. After many years in the field of film finance in the UK, USA and Berlin, He has been helping investors better understanding opportunities in vertical creative segments like Audiovisual, Musictech, Video Games and FashionTech. He is also co -founder of Franco-German Video Game Accelerator Spielfabrique (www.spielfabrique.eu) with investments in game studios and projects and in Just Temptation (www.just-temptation.com), a film music publisher . He has made seed investments in creative companies across European borders. Thierry is also a regular speaker at conferences on investment and financing in the Creative and Cultural Sector and an evaluator of the European Commission « EIC Accelerator » (SME Instrument).He holds an MBA from Bocconi (Italy) and UCLA (USA) as well as the ENA European Executive programm."
A Digital Entertainment Expert with 15+ years experience in leading digital development and consumer strategy for EMI and Warner Music, Yvan Boudillet is the founder of TheLynk, a strategic advisory agency dedicated to connect the dots between Startups and Creative Industries with a focus on Music. A regular international speaker & jury (SXSW, Wallifornia, Slush Music, Sonar+D, Midem, Music Inc. India, TheArts+, MIFA, 4YFN, Bush, Linecheck) and lecturer specialized in MusicTech Ecosystems and Data-driven Transformation of Creative Economy, Yvan is passionate about bridging artistic and tech talents who invent jointly new ways to create, discover, experience and monetize Music"
Thomas Lidy has been active in the field of music tech & AI since 2004. He is the Chief Innovation Officer at Musimap, a company that uses Deep Learning to analyze styles, moods and emotions in the global music catalog. Together with a team of musicologists and data scientists, he created an emotion-aware music AI that is able to characterize both music and people based on their emotional signature in order to enhance music recommendation and enable completely new branding opportunities with a deep link to people's preferences. In the European project FuturePulse, Thomas and the teams of Musimap and partner companies built a platform predicting future trends in music, identifying emerging artists and predicting the popularity of songs and artists. Previously, Thomas was a researcher at Vienna University of Technology, and the founder and CEO of the music discovery startup Spectralmind. Thomas is also the creator and co-host of the successful Vienna Deep Learning Meetup, co-organized AI Summit Vienna 2017 and has published over 40 publications in the field of music & AI. "
Turo Pekari is an music innovation specialist, researcher, advisor, mentor, ecosystem & community builder based in Helsinki, Finland. He works as senior advisor at Teosto where he’s been running several Nordic innovation labs developing future solutions for music rights management, as well as leading innovation, data strategy and foresight work. Turo is also the co-founder of #NextStageChallenge, a pan-European music innovation initiative formed during Covid-19 pandemic, the chair of the copyright infrastructure development working group for data practices appointed by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland, European innovation ambassador of CreativeSHIFT and a mentor and advisor in various international startup and music business accelerator programs. As an expert in open innovation, future technologies, metadata and rights tech, startup economy, innovation policy and funding mechanisms, Turo is speaking and lecturing frequently around the world.
Thomas is a music passionate since as long as he can remember. After several professional experiences as a Business Developer in different sectors (FMCG, Real Estate, Marketing Softwares, etc.) he finally entered the music industry through the interesting yet complex world of Neighbouring Rights. His passion for music quickly turned into a passion for the music industry in general and music rights in particular. He never stopped learning about it since. Today, Thomas puts his knowledge and on-the-field experience at the service of Steertone Solutions (former Himeta Technologies) as Head of Business Development.
Claudia is a Strategic Tech Advisor & Project Manager with a focus on MusicTech and other Creative Technologies, Sustainability and Social Impact Tech, AI & Machine Learning and Tech Ethics, Cross-Innovation as well as future-facing innovative conference & festival curation and formats and the promotion of (more) diversity in Tech. She’s Co-founder and VP of MusicTech Germany, co-founder of Creative Tech Innovation Catalyst WickedWork, both based in Berlin (Germany.) Furthermore, Claudia is Co-Founder of german.innovation, an innovation strategy advisory and networking agency that initiated and co-founded Innovation Bridge Europe (IBE), a collaborative pan-European network of innovators. Selected as a participant in the EU-funded Keychange program, co-founder and Board member of Music Women Germany, Claudia is furthermore dedicated to the promotion of diversity and inclusivity within the Creative Industries, particularly of Women in Music & Technology.
Juliane Schulze is Senior Partner at strategic financing consultancy peacefulfish and member of the board of Media Deals, a pan-European investor network being constituted of business angels and early-stage venture capital funds focusing on creative economy and digital media. As Executive Advisor with more than 30 years of experience in the creative economy, Juliane holds an extensive cross-industrial knowledge, specialising in financing and business consulting of audio-visual and technology driven entrepreneurs in the creative industries. As mentor, she supports founders and SMEs in business planning, investment readiness and in access to finance, focusing on creating compelling investor pitches. She is Fellow at the Competence Centre Cultural and Creative Industries of the Federal Republic of Germany and lectures at several universities and industry events. Juliane is ambassador of GEMM (Gender Equality Media Management) as well as board member of European Women’s Audiovisual Network (EWA).
Matthias Strobel is President of MusicTech Germany and Germany’s main point of contact for music technology. His network of music tech entrepreneurs, industry executives and researchers, and his connections to (inter)national policy makers, media representatives and multi-disciplinary artists make him one of Europe’s renowned experts in that area. Matthias Strobel fosters the knowledge transfer between visionaries from all intersections of the creative industries and serves as a consultant, mentor and independent innovation manager to help accelerate avant-garde approaches from entrepreneurs and startups. Determined to further the innovative potential – and thus future success – of artists and startups, he founded the creative-technology catalyst WickedWork with which he realizes projects that enable cross-sectoral innovation and adaption of research within the creative industries and beyond. Matthias uses his experience and leverages his network to help create the music ecosystem of tomorrow. He passionately works towards improving the overall access to information about innovation, the creative environment of the music (tech) industry and its underlying economic infrastructure.
Gérôme has 15 years’ experience in entrepreneurship and innovation in the entertainment industry (music, sport, esport, etc.). In this field, his day-to-day job is to create connections between start-up and corporate entities through programs such as Wallifornia. He is COO and Program Director at LeanSquare, a VC based in Liège, Belgium, which invests in entertainment tech start-ups. With his team, he will soon be running "La Grand Poste," an emblematic building of 7000 square meters located in the center of Liège, at which the local EntertainmentTech ecosystem will be working starting in 2021
Born in Brescia, Italy in 1965, Georgia has worked for Advanced Music / Sónar festival from 1995, as the Communications & Digital Director, developing and implementing the brand message across all communication channels specially on the social networks and international level as well as developing an effective PR & marketing strategy. During the years, Georgia has been actively participating as guest lecturer and speaker to various events worldwide and teaching digital communication and marketing in various masters for Spanish universities and abroad. Currently she is mentoring various start up and companies focused on circular economy, sustainability and non profit activities. Georgia is also a board member of the international women in music platform shesaid.so.
Matteo has been working in the independent music scene since 2000. With different line-ups and as a solo artist, he has released a total of 10 albums, earned radio plays at international level (BBC6, Radio J Wave Tokyo, Flux FM, Life FM London, Radio Deejay, RadioDue) and played as opening act for artists such as Nick Cave, Boy George, Mando Diao, Africa Unite, Lo Stato Sociale. Matteo started working for the Ethereum ecosystem in Berlin in 2018 as a livestream operator for Livepeer. Since then he helped organize major ethereum events such as Devcon4 Prague, Dappcon 2018 Berlin and ETHBerlinZwei. Matteo co-organized the first italian ethereum hackathon ETHTurin in spring 2020 and he’s currently involved in a handful of projects matching blockchain with governance, local impact, music items and escrow payments.
Sholly became an electronic technician before he studied music. After his music career he worked in a record company, later as an independent supervisor for music & synch rights. In 2000 he became Director of Audio Products & Technology Licensing at MAGIX AG. With the buyout of Fraunhofer AudioID to the MAGIX subsidiary M2Any (today mufin GmbH) he lead the hybrid recommendation development. After 2009 he worked as CTO for AUPEO! Personal Radio being responsible for product development and content licensing. From 2013 to 2019 he lead the business unit Media Management & Delivery at Fraunhofer IDMT. In 2019 Sholly founded Psoido GmbH together with some colleagues as a Fraunhofer SpinOff and became the managing director, operating in the field of Privacy Enhancing Technologies. At Popakademie Mannheim he is doing guest lectures in the field of „Music metadata, blockchain and new business models“ since 2011.
Helen Meyer has extensively worked across the music industry, including being involved in brand partnership and project managing campaigns, as well as music supervising spots. In her role as Project Lead for The Venue Berlin/Axel Springer SE, Helen was looking for the most innovative and disruptive business models within the music and audio industry. Through her panels and After Work Sessions, Helen created a space to discuss new technologies within the industry. In her position as Digital Innovation Consultant for Warner Music Central Europe, she is seeking for startups and entrepreneurs with game-changing ideas for the music industry.
Marlen has experience in music and brand partnerships, initially working for Universal Music in Germany and Switzerland. Since joining the Music Ally team in London, she works across their marketing services and develops and delivers digital marketing training to a wide range of clients including the MMF and BPI. For Music Ally's Sandbox publication she tests and analyses the latest music marketing tools and has spoken at various conferences about a variety of topics across music and digital..
Gianluca delli Carri is the co-founder and CFO of Musixmatch, a company providing lyrics and music metadata to the likes of Apple Music, Spotify, Google, Amazon, Facebook. Education in engineering (Milan Politecnico) and MBA (Bocconi University and Rotterdam School of Management). Before venturing out into the wilds of entrepreneurship he worked for Accenture and KPMG. He was born and raised on the beaches of Puglia and he still goes there if he wants to de-stress. Ask him about startups, business planning, fundraising, music biz.
Emmanuel Thomassin joined Delivery Hero in January 2014 as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) and is responsible for all financial activities of the Group. Beforehand, he joined Team Europe in 2012, the Berlin-based incubator and Delivery Hero investor. Previously he held the CFO positions and member of the management at the leading branding agency MetaDesign, Berlin after several years working for the REGIOCAST group, a German radio broadcasting network. He graduated from the French-German Institut Supérieur Franco-Allemand de Techniques, d’Économie et de Sciences (ISFATES) with the European Diploma.
10/10.30 Program presentation by MIH and Media Deals
10:30/10.45 Opening words from the European Commission
10.45/11.15 Speech of Emmanuel Thomassin
11.15/12.30 Q&A between mentors and projects
14/15 Webinar of Steffen Holly
15/17 Networking on Wonder