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MusicTech Summit

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Since 2016, Wallifornia organizes each inside Les Ardentes Music Festival a Music Summit to gather the global Music & Technology ecosystem (start-ups, scale-ups, industry pro’s, investors, etc.). We provide the most inspirational talks on innovation for startups, professionals and investors.

Our speakers are usually experienced professionals, entrepreneurs, successful investors and visionary artists/influencers sharing their experiences.

During this summit, you will also discover the best TECH startups in the field during our Music Accelerators Demo Day and meet your peers during premium and exclusive meetups (Ecosystems, investors, artists, influencers, etc.)

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2021 Schedule (CEST)

6/7 - AI & CREATION7/7 - FAN'S & CONTENT8/7 - DATA : INSIGHTS & ANALYTICS9/7 - SMART VENUES
11.00
12.00
Panel - Music Intelligence
Julien Lefèbvre, Marcus Fitzgerald, Kristian Luoma, Hash Riaz, Rob Define, Yvan Boudillet
12.00
12.40
13.00
Panel - Welcome in the Music Metaverse
Anne McKinnon, Tiago Correia, Gordon Midwood, Adam Arrigo, Yvan Boudillet
13.00
13.40
Panel - Metadata
Turo Pekari, Irène Bauza, Mandy Aubry, Philippe Rixhon
13.00
13.40
Panel - The convergence of live and online events
Jean Marie Caradec, Andrew Melchior, Cyril Zajac, Ana Vogric
13.00
13.40
14.00
15.00
Panel - Sounding Difference: Music AI across Cultures
Rujing “Stacy” Huang and Lamtharn “Hanoi” Hantrakul + Teams from AI Song Contest 2021 (to be announced on July 2)
15.00
15.40
Panel - Gaming, a new playground for Music
Inder Phull, Arabian Prince, Sebastien Borget, John Devecka, Matthew Gawrych
15.00
15.40
Panel - Audience : Smart marketing
Stef Pascual, Jeremy Vaughn, Patrice Sguerzi, Luke Mendoza
15.00
15.40
Panel - Smart venues & festivals - The new customer journey
Jean-Yves Reumont, Maxime Faget, Ricardo Lira, Wouter Vermeylen
15.00
15.40
16.00
Panel - Feedback loop: ML, Music and Sound Design
Anna Huang and Hendrik Vincent Koops + Teams from AI Song Contest 2021 (to be announced on July 2)
16.00
16.40
Panel - NFT: madness or real value for the music industry?
Cliff Fluet, John Aquaviva, Ali Samadpour, Rick Heffernan, Tim Exile, Sarah Filleur
16.00
16.40

Panel - AI & Recommandation
Ted Cohen, Einar Heide, Hazel Savage, Peter Berg Steffensen, Mark Frieser, Iwona Kowalska
16.45
17.25

Panel - Music Engagement in 2021: Fans and Artists Intermingle
Dmitri Vietze, Meng Kuok, Jacquelle Amankonah Horton, Josh Neuman, Obie Fernandez
17.30
18.10

Keynote - The creator economy
Ronny Krieger, Noura Labbani
18.30
19.10
Panel - Data You Wish You Knew: Capturing Insights from the Information Beneath the Music
Tristra Newyear Yeager, Tommy Stalknecht, Burno Guez, Darryl Ballantyne
16.00
16.40
Panel - Immersive venues & festivals
Anne McKinnon, Caitlin Robinson, Louis Cacciuttolo
16.00
16.40
17.00
Panel : Can Musical AI Be (A)Live?
Ryan Groves, Ash Koosha and 1 team from AI Song contest 2021
17.00
17.40
Panel : From Smarter to Safer live events
Norma Diaz, Nehemiah Saadi, Stathis Mitskas, Sofie Dahl
17.00
17.45
18.00
AI Song Contest 2021 - Award Ceremony
Cesar Majorana, Imogen Heap, Carol Reiley, Gérôme Vanherf, Caroline Pegram, Charlton Hill, Justin Shave, Ajay Kapur
18.00
19.00
Panel - MusicTech, the artists vision
Alex Ellis, Min-Jung Kym, Sudha Kheterpal, Roman Rappak, Sarah Filleur, Sudha Kheterpal
18.00
18.40
19.00
Closing Party / Showcase
Our Man In The Field
19.00
20.00
20.00
Panel - How to pick a winner? A discussion with AI Song Contest jury
Imogen Heap, Mark Simos, Ajay Kapur, Uncanny Valley, John Ashley Burgoyne
20.00
20.40

6/7 - AI & CREATION

7/7 - FAN'S & CONTENT

8/7 - DATA : INSIGHTS & ANALYTICS

9/7 - SMART VENUES

6/7 - AI & CREATION7/7 - FAN'S & CONTENT8/7 - DATA : INSIGHTS & ANALYTICS9/7 - SMART VENUES
11.00
12.00
Panel - Music Intelligence
Julien Lefèbvre, Marcus Fitzgerald, Kristian Luoma, Hash Riaz, Rob Define, Yvan Boudillet
12.00
12.40
13.00
Panel - Welcome in the Music Metaverse
Anne McKinnon, Tiago Correia, Gordon Midwood, Adam Arrigo, Yvan Boudillet
13.00
13.40
Panel - Metadata
Turo Pekari, Irène Bauza, Mandy Aubry, Philippe Rixhon
13.00
13.40
Panel - The convergence of live and online events
Jean Marie Caradec, Andrew Melchior, Cyril Zajac, Ana Vogric
13.00
13.40
14.00
15.00
Panel - Sounding Difference: Music AI across Cultures
Rujing “Stacy” Huang and Lamtharn “Hanoi” Hantrakul + Teams from AI Song Contest 2021 (to be announced on July 2)
15.00
15.40
Panel - Gaming, a new playground for Music
Inder Phull, Arabian Prince, Sebastien Borget, John Devecka, Matthew Gawrych
15.00
15.40
Panel - Audience : Smart marketing
Stef Pascual, Jeremy Vaughn, Patrice Sguerzi, Luke Mendoza
15.00
15.40
Panel - Smart venues & festivals - The new customer journey
Jean-Yves Reumont, Maxime Faget, Ricardo Lira, Wouter Vermeylen
15.00
15.40
16.00
Panel - Feedback loop: ML, Music and Sound Design
Anna Huang and Hendrik Vincent Koops + Teams from AI Song Contest 2021 (to be announced on July 2)
16.00
16.40
Panel - NFT: madness or real value for the music industry?
Cliff Fluet, John Aquaviva, Ali Samadpour, Rick Heffernan, Tim Exile, Sarah Filleur
16.00
16.40

Panel - AI & Recommandation
Ted Cohen, Einar Heide, Hazel Savage, Peter Berg Steffensen, Mark Frieser, Iwona Kowalska
16.45
17.25

Panel - Music Engagement in 2021: Fans and Artists Intermingle
Dmitri Vietze, Meng Kuok, Jacquelle Amankonah Horton, Josh Neuman, Obie Fernandez
17.30
18.10

Keynote - The creator economy
Ronny Krieger, Noura Labbani
18.30
19.10
Panel - Data You Wish You Knew: Capturing Insights from the Information Beneath the Music
Tristra Newyear Yeager, Tommy Stalknecht, Burno Guez, Darryl Ballantyne
16.00
16.40
Panel - Immersive venues & festivals
Anne McKinnon, Caitlin Robinson, Louis Cacciuttolo
16.00
16.40
17.00
Panel : Can Musical AI Be (A)Live?
Ryan Groves, Ash Koosha and 1 team from AI Song contest 2021
17.00
17.40
Panel : From Smarter to Safer live events
Norma Diaz, Nehemiah Saadi, Stathis Mitskas, Sofie Dahl
17.00
17.45
18.00
AI Song Contest 2021 - Award Ceremony
Cesar Majorana, Imogen Heap, Carol Reiley, Gérôme Vanherf, Caroline Pegram, Charlton Hill, Justin Shave, Ajay Kapur
18.00
19.00
Panel - MusicTech, the artists vision
Alex Ellis, Min-Jung Kym, Sudha Kheterpal, Roman Rappak, Sarah Filleur, Sudha Kheterpal
18.00
18.40
19.00
Closing Party / Showcase
Our Man In The Field
19.00
20.00
20.00
Panel - How to pick a winner? A discussion with AI Song Contest jury
Imogen Heap, Mark Simos, Ajay Kapur, Uncanny Valley, John Ashley Burgoyne
20.00
20.40

6/7 - AI & CREATION

7/7 - FAN'S & CONTENT

8/7 - DATA : INSIGHTS & ANALYTICS

9/7 - SMART VENUES

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2021 Speakers

Business Development - Utopia Genesis Foundation | Co-founder at Light On - Corporate Brand x Music Partnerships | Label Management - Degustibus Music

Vice President Sales I Musimap SA

Booker at Les Ardentes

Co-founder and Head of business development at AIMS API

Chief Revenue Officer at TuneCore

Chief Innovation & Corporate Development Officer @ Primavera Sound | PropTech | MusicTech | Smart Cities | Startups

General Manager Europe at Patreon

Producer and performer of electronic music spanning drum and bass, IDM, breakcore and gabber

Television boy, writing boy and master student

Strategist for music tech PR teams at rock paper scissors

CEO @rock paper scissors (tech and music PR firm)

Associate Provost for Creative Technologies at the California Institute of the Arts & Director of the Music Technology program (MTIID)

Product Manager / Product Team Lead @Onebox - Ticket Distribution System

Singer-songwriter, and composer, PhD in Ethnomusicology from Harvard University

Innovation and Business Development Executive, Music Finland

Music, Audio & AI | Senior Data Scientist at RTL | AI Song Contest Co-Organizer

CEO & Founder at LyricFind

Research Scientist at Google Brain, working on the Magenta project

Global Head of Music DICE

Director of Business Development, EMEA & APAC

Writer. Journalist/Host at France Culture. University professor (Creative Economies).

Founding director of Yesplan

Business Management & European Projects at Muziekclub 4AD

Head of Business Development & Partnerships, Europe - Bandsintown Group

Co-Founder/Head of product @ ComeTogether

Computational musicologist with a particular interest in cognition, harmony, counterpoint, and statistical methodology

CEO @gigmit

Employee at Pulse Transitienetwerk

CEO at Anything World

Founder & CEO @Fave

Founder & CEO @Rimark

CEO @ You Check

Co-founder of Blockhain-My-Art / Fairly

Founder at The Creative Passport. Grammy award winning composer, recording artist and tech enthusiast.

CEO of FanSifter

Co-Founder and CMO at Beatchain

Head of Architecture and Innovation @SACEM

Founder & CEO@ VRrOOm

Strategy Director @Deviate Digital

Founder and Ceo of Omnilive, creative technologist, digital video & livestream expert

Pop musician /TED X Speaker/ Pitch Coach/ Award-winning Start up Founder

Award-winning thoughtleader in technology and entertainment

Founder at Prescient Digital

Co-founder at Wallifornia MusicTech / COO at LeanSquare

Head of Advice @Fonden Event Safety

Reader at the Creative Computing Institute at University of the Arts London

CEO / Founder @Pixelynx

CEO / Founder, Single Music

Co Founder & COO @Overview Ark

Customer Experience Director @ Believe

Head of Product, Audoo

President @ MELON

Co-founder and CEO @Overview Ark

Co-founder of auxuman and Oorbit

Co-founder of, EVP and Chief Innovation Officer @ Moodagent

Expert in AI-driven music composition

CEO @Revelator

Our Man In The Field - AKA - Alexander Ellis is one of the first musicians ever to treat their music like a start up and raise investment as a company rather than sign a traditional record deal.

Chief Strategy Officer @Utopia Music

Vice President of Operations @Unison

Professor in Songwriting at Berklee College of Music (Boston)

Creator Partnerships France & Belgium at Patreon

Managing Partner, Tag Strategic LLC - Deal Maker, Connector, Consultant, Consigliere, Board Member

Co-founder and COO @Pixowl

Director - New Business & Ventures, Warner Music

Entrepreneur, Author, and DJ/Producer.

Founder and CEO @ SyncSummit

Co-founder et CEO @ SoundCast

Managing Director, Eleven Advisory

Creative Director @3RD Space Agency

SVP marketing and business development@olympiaproduction

Conference Speaker
Founder TheLynk

CEO/Founder www.singtrix.com

Partner at Reed Smith LLP - copyright, digital media and technology expert - EU copyright law and public affairs specialist. Dual-qualified (France, England & Wales)

Head of Innovation | Bizarro Lab | Belive Group

Research Scientist in Machine Learning (ML), TikTok/ByteDance R&D

Founder D&D Endeavors

Australian music, sound and technology company

French singer, songwriter, electronic musician and record producer

Global Head of Marketing Strategy/Head of Marketing Services, Americas at FUGA

Managing partner at Plus 8 Equity Partners

Founding member of N.W.A., iNov8 Next Open Labs/iNcub8 Next

Research & Innovation Director, Digiciti

Ali Samadpour
Director of Marketing at Everybody Knows

AI Robotics Entrepreneur|Board Member|Investor|SF Symphony Collaborative Partner|World Economics Forum YGL|Forbes Top 50 Women in Tech

Chargée de projets culturels chez Live DMA

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