Yvan Boudillet is a Digital Entertainment Expert with over ten years experience in leading digital development and consumer strategy for EMI and Warner Music in France. As the Founder of the advisory agency TheLynk and the Entertainment Lead at Startup Sesame, Yvan connects the dots between startups and creative industries. Startup Sesame is the first Tech event driven startup acceleration program in Europe.Yvan is a regular speaker and lecturer who is specialized in the data-driven disruption of cultural content economy. Yvan is passionate about bridging artistic and tech talents who invent jointly new ways to create, discover, experience and monetize music.
Julien Lefebvre is head of Enterprise Architecture and Innovation at SACEM. After ten years consulting in IT architecture, Julien joined SACEM in 2016 as chief enterprise architect. Since then, he and his team have been involved in the IT strategy and in all the major business and technological transformations: online processing, lives, repertoire management, customer and members relationship management and international collaboration. Since the end of 2019, Julien is also in charge of Innovation. In this new role, he works closely with the music tech ecosystem and especially with start ups, to identify and leverage opportunities to bring value to the members and customers.
Marcus Fitzgerald has been the CEO of gigmit since 2012, one of Europe’s leading online platforms for live music bookings with over 160,000 users (bands, DJs, festivals, venues, promoters). Since 2001, he developed his career as a concert and festival promoter and a consultant and manager for musicians. In 2017 he founded the Innovation Network of European Showcases (INES) with 8 showcase festivals in Europe (now over 20) and in 2019 the project LASER – Live Artist Search Engine and Recommendations to use data analytics for booking.
As Head of Product at Audoo, Hash is responsible for delivering the company vision to revolutionise public performance royalties. Before joining Audoo, Hash worked at Abbey Road Red, the open innovation department of the studios and worked closely with innovative startups within the music-tech incubator programme. Hash is also a keen music technologist and spatial audio enthusiast, having previously contributed to research in the field of Ambisonics and immersive content creation.
Kristian Luoma runs strategy at Utopia Music, the company creating a better world for music with fair pay for every play. Kristian has worked with innovation, technology, strategy and product development within Finance, Commerce, Telecommunications and now Music.
Rob Define Is the Customer Experience Director at Believe, one of the world’s leading digital music companies. Prior to joining Believe in 2020, Rob oversaw the digital and product strategy for international travel companies. He now turns his attention to the music industry in a role encompassing product, data, and design. The artist market is undergoing profound changes, and Rob is creating both data and customer-led product solutions to meet the evolving needs of local independent artists and labels.