The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced to have brought in Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, as an International keynote speaker for the RTS Cambridge Convention 2019.
The 2019 event, which is set to take place at King’s College in Cambridge from 18 to 20 September, is entitled “Content, Consumers, and everything in between”.
Royal Television Society chief executive officer Theresa Wise said: “We are so delighted that Reed Hastings is joining the RTS Cambridge Convention. Hastings has been a transformative figure in the television industry globally and I am sure everyone is keen to hear his first hand perspectives and insights.”
Previously announced International Keynote speakers for 2019 were Sky Group chief executive Jeremy Darroch and Discovery president and CEO David Zaslav.
Further speakers for the biennial conference announced are – MediaCom UK chair Karen Blackett OBE; ABC Studios Business Operations executive VP Howard Davine; actor, comedian and diversity campaigner Sir Lenny Henry; Expectation co-CEO Tim Hincks; All3Media CEO Jane Turton; NBCUniversal chairman of Advertising and Client Partnerships Linda Yaccarino; BBC director-general Tony Hall; Channel 4 chief executive Alex Mahon; ITV chief executive Carolyn McCall; Ofcom chief executive Sharon White and State for Digital; Culture, Media and Sport secretary The Rt Hon Jeremy Wright MP.
The principal sponsor for the RTS Cambridge Convention 2019 is ITV.