The Royal Television Society has lined up James Murdoch, the CEO of 21st Century Fox, to deliver a keynote address at the RTS Cambridge Convention 2017.
Other speakers will include Andy Harries, the chief executive of Left Bank Pictures; Andy Wilman, executive producer of The Grand Tour; Michelle Guthrie, the managing director of Australian Broadcasting Corporation; and Sharon White, the chief executive of Ofcom, with more names to be announced.
The biennial event, which takes place in Cambridge from September 13 to 15, is entitled “A World of Opportunity” this year. The principal sponsor for RTS Cambridge Convention 2017 is Sky and it is co-chaired by Andrew Griffith, the group COO at Sky, and Gary Davey, the managing director of content at Sky.
Theresa Wise, the CEO of the Royal Television Society, said: “James Murdoch’s knowledge of the international broadcasting industry is second-to-none having worked across Asia, Europe and North America. He also leads one of the leading creative, commercial and consumer powerhouses. His keynote will offer a unique insight from a company that has played a big part in shaping the media landscape of today and who are known to challenge convention. He will be joined by a stellar lineup of senior industry figures and future leaders to discuss the challenges of a shifting TV landscape.”