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9:30 - Registration & Show Opens
10:30 - Les Hampson, Chairman, CAI
Welcome & Introduction
10:45 - Andy Carr of Freesat - The best of free television
The best of free television - Freesat is the UK’s leading free-to-air satellite TV provider. The company will present its latest figures, share the many ways to receive the service and talk about the current changes in the broadcast market and how that will affect installers. Our mission is simple: We believe that great TV should be free from monthly bills and that you should be able to watch what you want, when you want.
About Andy - Passionate about television and technology, Andy loves delivering great products. In Freesat, overseeing the commercial relationships that drive the growth of Freesat's product range. With more than twenty years' experience in the technology industry, connecting people, technology and products to produce strong relationships with stakeholders. A track record of working closely with retailers to establish market demand for new and innovative products, providing clear commercial insight.
11:15 - Peter Madry of Ofcom - Trends and Developments in Broadcasting
Trends and Developments in Broadcasting - An update on viewing and listening trends, what changes are taking place on the terrestrial broadcasting networks and what might be happening in the near future.
About Peter - After leaving University in 1987, Peter spent 15 years building Radio and Television transmitters for the BBC and Commercial broadcasters. He then spent a short while at the Independent Television Commission advising on TV reception, before coming into Ofcom. He provides technical input to Ofcom’s broadcasting and spectrum projects such as 700 MHz clearance and the licensing of Digital Radio services.
11:45 - Short Break
12:00 - Alex Buchan of Digital TV Group - DTT in Europe: The end of TV as we know it?
DTT in Europe: The end of TV as we know it? - With over 80% of adults streaming TV, big brands like Samsung and Apple working together to bring new TV experiences to viewers, France upgrading their DTT network to 4k/UHD, and conversely Denmark switching DTT off, where will we take TV next in the UK?
About Alex - Alex Buchan is Head of Wireless Technologies at Digital TV Group (DTG), the industry collaboration centre for broadcast and digital media. His main responsibilities involve working with industry groups international collaborations looking at spectrum compatibility and coexistence as well as developing technical standards for a range of broadcast technologies. He coordinates and manages activities for several DTG working groups such as the RF Group, the Spectrum Access Forum and the PMSE Implementation Group, and provides technical direction and strategy for the business with regards to future delivery of TV services. He also runs DTG’s wireless testing facilities and Notified Body services, achieving UKAS accreditation for all the services it offers, and providing certification for products being sold in the EU market. Alex has worked in the Telecommunications and RF industry since graduating from Leeds University with a MEng in Electronic and Electrical Engineering in 2004. On leaving University he joined the Ericsson graduate scheme spending 4 years as a 3G Systems Engineer on a variety of 3G rollout and optimization projects throughout the UK and Europe. He then moved in to the public sector and worked for the Metropolitan Police until 2012 managing the trunked radio system and control room communication systems.
12:30 - Ben Roome of DMSL/at800 - 700 MHz clearance update
700 MHz clearance update - Ben will provide an update on the activity of viewer support for 700 MHz clearance through 2018. The session will cover some of the reception issues that have been seen during clearance and how these have been addressed. There will also be a look ahead to the major changes occurring as a result of clearance in the next 12 months.
About Ben - Digital Mobile Spectrum Ltd (DMSL) is the company responsible for providing 4G/TV co-existence support and is also working alongside Digital UK to provide viewer support for the government's programme to clear DTT from 700 MHz spectrum to make it available for mobile broadband. Ben joined DMSL to help set-up its operation in February 2013. Prior to this, Ben worked in the telecoms infrastructure, leading global teams in Nokia and Nortel.
13:00 - Lunch Break
14:00 - Alan O'Neile of CSCS - CSCS Update
CSCS update - This is a CSCS update of our card changes, Construction Leadership Council minimum requirements and the overall strategic direction of the scheme.
14:30 - Simon Ayers of TrustMark - Developing Quality Services
Developing Quality Services - A discussion on how this is important to the industry.
About Simon - Simon’s career runs into the best part of 30 years’ in energy, construction and related sectors. He is currently the Chief Executive of TrustMark, which connects consumers with competent, vetted tradespeople to work in or around their homes. Following the implementation of findings from the Each Home Counts (EHC) Review, TrustMark has expanded this remit to include Repair, Maintenance & Improvement (RMI); Retrofit and Energy Efficiency Measures to enhance the protection and choice available to consumers wanting to improve the energy performance of their homes. Simon is currently navigating TrustMark through these changes as an organisation, helping to develop a level playing field of Government Endorsed Quality for any home improvement, as well as driving continual advances in cross-sector standards.
15:00 - Short Break
15:30 - Gareth Jones of Sky UK - Sky Q in New Build & Flats & working with the independent market
Sky Q in New Build & Flats & working with the independent market - A look at how Sky are working with Developers, House Builders and their Installers to provide Sky Q to customers living in specialist properties.
About Gareth - Gareth Jones heads up the Operational and Commercial aspects of Sky’s New Build and Flats team. Their focus is to make sure that potential customers living in New Build properties and Flats have access to the same content and market leading services that Sky provides and in particular Sky’s new Sky Q service. Gareth has worked in the satellite and entertainment industry with independent installers, property managers, landlords and developers for 20 years and has relationships with all of the major satellite equipment manufacturers, distributors and installers. In his current role he is looking at how Sky can work in partnership with Developers, House Builders and their installers to create a seamless Sky customer journey from sale to installation in New Build houses and flats.
17:00 - Exhibition Closes
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