LIVE SCHEDULE

VEWD FOR MANUFACTURERS

TUESDAY 1ST SEPT, 2020

9:00 AM CET

State of the industry: From A Home’s Screen To The Homescreen: Smart TV’s Ongoing Evolution

Consumers have spoken – smart TV is the dominant smart device for in-home entertainment. Smart TV penetration continues to grow, driven by underlying trends around hardware, software and content. Join this presentation from Omdia that explores how smart TV manufacturers are positioning themselves to own the home’s most important screen.

Speaker: Paul Gray.

Research & Analysis Director, TV, Consumer Electronics & Devices, Omdia

With more than 20 years of experience in market intelligence, marketing, and product management, Paul Gray provides in-depth coverage and analysis of TVs, including connected TVs and 4K Ultra HD, as well as digital broadcasting, wearable devices, and semiconductor technology.

Paul’s work also includes forecasting, product strategy, investment, and R&D decisions. He is often asked to join consulting projects and to speak in conferences, and he has been cited as an expert by Nikkei, the Times, Le Monde, The Financial Times, The Korea Herald, and other publications.

In his previous work at DisplaySearch, Paul served as director of European research. He has also worked at NXP Semiconductors as both market intelligence manager and semiconductor product manager. Before NXP, Paul was at the company known then as Philips Display Components, or LG Philips Displays today, as director and international account manager in both Asia and Europe. He began his career as a production shift leader in a CRT factory.

10:00 AM CET

Round table: Leveraging The Smart In Smart TV

Omdia Research Director Paul Gray brings together the key players driving the smart TV ecosystem to discuss how manufacturers continue to evolve their offerings to meet rising consumer expectations.

Speaker: Paul Gray.

Research & Analysis Director, TV, Consumer Electronics & Devices, Omdia

With more than 20 years of experience in market intelligence, marketing, and product management, Paul Gray provides in-depth coverage and analysis of TVs, including connected TVs and 4K Ultra HD, as well as digital broadcasting, wearable devices, and semiconductor technology.

Paul’s work also includes forecasting, product strategy, investment, and R&D decisions. He is often asked to join consulting projects and to speak in conferences, and he has been cited as an expert by Nikkei, the Times, Le Monde, The Financial Times, The Korea Herald, and other publications.

In his previous work at DisplaySearch, Paul served as director of European research. He has also worked at NXP Semiconductors as both market intelligence manager and semiconductor product manager. Before NXP, Paul was at the company known then as Philips Display Components, or LG Philips Displays today, as director and international account manager in both Asia and Europe. He began his career as a production shift leader in a CRT factory.

13:00 PM CET

Webinar: Creating Competitive Advantage With Content

At the center of the battle for the home screen lies the sole reason why consumers purchase smart TVs — to access in-home entertainment. That is why content – aggregation, deployment, experience, types, genres, formats – is critical for Smart TV manufacturer success. Learn how Vewd Content Suite provides access to Apps, Content and Portal APIs to seamlessly integrate entertainment services into a unified content experience that drives competitive advantage.

Senior Product Manager, Vewd.

Kevan is Senior Product Manager at Vewd and is responsible for the company’s content products, partnerships, and services, including Vewd’s content catalog and certification programs. Kevan joined Vewd when it was Opera Software. There, for six years, he served as Product Manager, Connected TV, and Devices and was responsible for the App Store and Snap products.

Kevan holds a Master’s in Informatics and Computer Programming from the University of Oslo.