9th News and Technology Seminar

The News and Technology Seminar is designed for delegates from both editorial and technical backgrounds. The focus will be on demonstrating and discussing how EBU Members can make the best creative use of technical innovations and share best practices and solutions.

Our 9th News and Technology Seminar will take place at the CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. The two-day meeting will begin on Tuesday 3 October and close at 16:00 on Wednesday 4 October.

The 2017 News & Technology Seminar will give EBU members a chance to:

  • INSPIRATION See clever new technology ideas translated into practical examples great editorial content. 
  • EXPERTISE Hear from specialists from inside Member News departments about how they have harnessed new technology ideas benefit their newsrooms and their audiences/users
  • LEARNING Explore how Mobile Journalism is expanding, audience data is developing and machines are starting to translate and transcribe
  • GUESTS Attend keynote presentations about science and the media from Assoc. Prof. Walter Quattrociocchi (University of Venice), Fergus Walsh (BBC) and Prof. Freya Blekman (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
  • PRACTICAL Get up to date with the new tools and apps available from the EBU to support your newsroom
  • NETWORK Share good practice, get inspired by others and grow your network of EBU friends and contacts 

There will be a wide range of expert speakers and panelists as well as a tour to the Eurovision Newsroom.


 Keynote Speaker: Walter Quattrociocchi - Assoc. Professor Walter Quattrociocchi  Members Only
 Telescope - what the audience is telling us - Marta Cooper, Business Analyst, Audience Engagement, BBC News  Members Only
 Eurovision News Exchange goes mobile and social - Justyna Kurczabinska, Head of News Exchange, EBU  Members Only
 The integrated everything: NUMPROD 2.0 - Benoit Balon-Perin, Digital Workflows Manager, RTBF  Members Only
 The challenges of reporting Medical Science - Fergus Walsh, Medical Correspondent, BBC News  Members Only
 MOJO – showcasing some great examples and how they fit it into workflows - Glen Mulcahy, Mobile Journalism expert  Members Only
 Welcome Day 2 - Simon Fell, EBU Director of Technology & Innovation  Members Only
 EBU Technology & Innovation Update - PEACH - Michael De Lucia, Head of Digital Innovation RTS  Members Only
 EBU PEACH @ IBC 2017  Members Only
 Octo and Alto: speech to text to speech again - Robert McKenzie, Editor, BBC News Labs  Members Only
 Speech-to-text at SWISS TXT AG, SRG SSR - Robin Ribback, Head of Innovation Management, SWISS TXT  Members Only
 4.5G real life experience – what to do when you have more than 1Gbit/s - Morten Brandstrup, Head of News Technology, DKTV2  Members Only
 Bidra: showcasing how user contributions can be handled in an innovative way - Morten Brandstrup, Head of News Technology, DKTV2  Members Only


Location: Geneva, Switzerland


Register by: 15 Sep 2017

Members Only

Working Languages: English


Information provided at registration


CH-1211 Geneva 23


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Contact detail

Luis Jimenez
News External Relations Manager & Digital News Lead
+41 22 717 28 50