Further names released on Wednesday include Karen Blackett OBE, Chair of MediaCom UK; Howard Davine, Executive Vice President, Business Operations, ABC Studios; Sir Lenny Henry, actor, comedian and diversity campaigner; Tim Hincks, Co-CEO of Expectation; Jane Turton, CEO of All3Media; and Linda Yaccarino, Chairman of Advertising and Client Partnerships, NBCUniversal.
Theresa Wise, Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Television Society, said: “We are so delighted that Reed Hastings is joining the RTS Cambridge Convention. Reed has been a transformative figure in the television industry globally and I am sure everyone is keen to hear first hand his perspectives and insights.”
The 2019 event, which is set to take place at King’s College in Cambridge from the 18-20th of September, is this year entitled “Content, Consumers, and everything in between”.
Previously announced International Keynote speakers for 2019 include: Jeremy Darroch, Group Chief Executive of Sky and David Zaslav, President and CEO of Discovery. Other speakers will include: Tony Hall, Director-General of the BBC; Alex Mahon, Chief Executive of Channel 4; Carolyn McCall, Chief Executive of ITV; Sharon White, outgoing Chief Executive of Ofcom; and The Rt Hon Jeremy Wright MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
The Principal Sponsor for the RTS Cambridge Convention 2019 is ITV.