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TVOT Leadership Congress 2020

 
Interactive TV Today (ITVT) and The TV of Tomorrow Show (TVOT) are pleased to announce the TVOT Leadership Congress, a virtual conference centered on the presentation of the 17th Annual Awards for Leadership in Interactive and Multiplatform Television (click here to submit Awards nominations). 
 
Taking place September 9th and 10th, the TVOT Leadership Congress will bring together industry leaders to celebrate the achievements of their peers and share and debate their visions for the future of the television industry as our society and economy re-emerge from the current crisis. The event will provide an unparalleled opportunity not only to hear from but to interact with the women and men who are leading our industry into tomorrow.
 
We are pleased to announce that Comcast Technology SolutionsSimpli.fiVerizon Media and Canoe have already signed on as TVOT Leadership Congress sponsors.
 

A UNIQUELY SOCIAL EVENT…

More than just a conference, TVOT has always been the gathering of a community, where long-time participants not only catch up with one another, network and exchange ideas, but meet and cross-pollinate with the fresh new voices and perspectives that we feature at each event. Thus, in addition to panel discussions, keynotes and the presentation of the Awards for Leadership, the TVOT Leadership Congress—despite being a virtual event—will offer unparalleled opportunities for networking, business development and social interaction with industry peers. Among other things, attendees will be able to contribute to the discussion via Q&A sessions, introduce themselves and their expertise to the community at large, meet one-on-one to forge new business relationships, participate in passionate birds-of-a-feather discussions on crucial industry topics, and more. Simply put: our goal is for this to be the most social, interactive and networking-friendly TVOT event to date.
 
 
  • To find out more about discounted SUPER-EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION (50% off if you purchase your ticket by June 30th!), click here  Please note that both the TVOT Leadership Congress 2020 and the next in-person TVOT SF will be free to people who previously registered for TVOT SF 2020.
  • To find out more about SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITION (virtual!) opportunities, click here or contact us at tracyswedlow@gmail.com or 415-608-4766. Please note that we are very happy to work with your marketing department to develop creative, custom sponsorship packages that are specifically tailored to your company's communications needs. Please also note that our sponsorship packages include visibility for your company and brand not only at the event itself, but in our email newsletter, ITVT (founded 1998), on our itvt.com and tvot.com Web sites, in our social-media channels, and in our popular new daily interview show, “Televisionation.” 
  • To find out more about SPEAKING opportunities, click here or contact us at tracyswedlow@gmail.com or 415-608-4766. 
  • To view TESTIMONIALS from sponsors, speakers and attendees of recent TVOT events, click here
  • To discuss The TVOT Leadership Congress, or to give us feedback and suggestions (including new technologies you would like to see showcased, topics you would like to see discussed, and creative ideas for how your company can sponsor the event), email us at tracyswedlow@gmail.com
 
 
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
 
The TVOT Leadership Congress will be centered on the presentation of the 17th Annual Awards for Leadership in Interactive and Multiplatform Television, which have been expanded this year to include several new categories of achievement.
 
The deadline for submitting Awards nominations is July 31st, 2020. An online nomination form is available here. In addition, supporting materials (e.g. headshots, screenshots, PowerPoints, PDFs, videos or other documentation that you wish to include as part of your nomination) can be sent to tracyswedlow@gmail.com or via a file-transfer service.
 
 
The Awards recognize corporate and individual leadership in the following categories (please note that companies/organizations, technologies/products and individuals can be nominated in more than one category):
 
Individual Leadership: An individual who has demonstrated notable leadership in the interactive/multiplatform TV industry over the past year, and whose efforts helped move that industry forward.
 
ITV All-Star: An individual who has a long-term track record of leadership in the interactive multiplatform television industry, and who is an appropriate candidate for membership in an Interactive/Multiplatform TV Hall of Fame.
 
Most Significant Impact: The company or organization that has had the most significant impact on the interactive and multiplatform TV industry as a whole over the past year (i.e. June 7th, 2019 through July 31st, 2020).
 
Most Significant Newcomer: The company or organization that was the most significant newcomer/breakthrough player of the past year.
 
Most Significant Technology—Infrastructure: The company or organization that launched the most innovative and disruptive television/video-infrastructure technology of the past year. This would include, for example, technologies for enabling and enhancing broadcast/OTA, OTT or mobile TV.
 
Most Significant Technology—Advertising and Commerce: The company or organization that launched the most innovative and disruptive advertising or tcommerce technology of the past year.
 
Most Significant Technology—Content: The company or organization that launched the most innovative and disruptive content-related technology of the past year. This would include, for example, technologies for programming production, enhancement, presentation or discovery.
 
Most Significant Technology—Measurement and Data: The company or organization that launched the most innovative and disruptive measurement/attribution or data technology of the past year.
 
Most Significant Content Offering: The company or organization that created the most innovative and disruptive programming or content offering of the past year.
 
Most Significant Design, User Interface or User Experience: The company or organization that created the most innovative and disruptive design or user interface/experience of the past year.
 
Achievement in Advanced Advertising: The company or organization that demonstrated the greatest achievement in advanced advertising this past year.
 
Achievement in Measurement and Data: The company or organization that demonstrated the greatest achievement in measurement/attribution or data this past year.
 
Achievement in News: The company or organization that demonstrated the greatest achievement in television/video news this past year.
 
Achievement in Local Broadcasting: The company or organization that demonstrated the greatest achievement in local broadcasting this past year.
 
Achievement in Streaming/OTT/CTV: The company or organization that demonstrated the greatest achievement in streaming, OTT or connected TV this past year.
 
Achievement in Pay-TV: The company or organization that demonstrated the greatest achievement in the pay-TV/MVPD space this past year.
 
Achievement in Research and Analysis: The company or organization that demonstrated the greatest achievement in television/video-related research and analysis this past year.
 
Leadership in the Coronavirus Era: The company, organization or individual that has demonstrated the most notable leadership in meeting the challenges posed to the interactive/multiplatform TV industry by the Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic.
 

ISSUES IN FOCUS

The ITVT editorial team develops the agenda for our TV of Tomorrow Show events through an extensive dialoguing process with the readership of the ITVT newsletter (which includes many key industry players), in order to ensure that each show covers all the issues that are currently of most pressing importance to the industry. As a result, we typically announce the agenda just a few weeks before each show. Click here to see some of the issues that we expect to explore at the TVOT Leadership Congress.