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IHS Markit to Hold Media and Technology Conferences in Los Angeles on May 31 and in London on June 18

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Events to focus on effects of transformative technologies on the media industry

Business information provider IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) will host two “Media and Technology” conferences, one in Los Angeles, the other in London, focusing on the effects of transformative technologies on media. The L.A. conference will take place on May 31, 2018, at the Pacific Design Center. The London conference is set for June 18, 2018, at the Cavendish Conference Centre.

Both events will feature market analysis presentations by IHS Markit media experts, one-on-one conversations with major industry influencers and panel sessions with high-level industry executives from Dolby, Google, AT&T and other companies. Each one-day conference will include opportunities for networking and meeting with the speakers, panelists, attendees and media, as well as a networking cocktail reception at day’s end.

Following is the top-line agenda summary for the two conferences:

  • IHS Markit state of the industry presentation
  • Morning keynote
  • “5G: The transformational potential of 5G on the media business” (Los Angeles)
  • “Blockchain and Media Rights” — How blockchain can transform media rights, royalties and licensing (London)
  • Fireside chat with an executive from a leading virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) company
  • “Television and the Cloud” — What are the roadblocks and opportunities for TV companies leveraging the cloud for future growth?
  • Afternoon keynote — How new dimensions of media are changing the way content reacts with the audience (Los Angeles)
  • “Selling Digital Content” — What are the emerging best practices from media companies for attracting customers, driving engagement and reducing churn?
  • “8K/UHD” — How is the media business keeping pace with technology developments like high dynamic range (HDR), ultra-high definition (UHD) and beyond?
  • Networking cocktail party

Additional information about the L.A. conference can be found at

More information about the London conference can be found at

Press Credentials

Accredited journalists can attend the conferences free of charge by entering code PRESS18 during registration.


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IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 business and government customers, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world’s leading financial institutions. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.

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