(as of 14 March, 2022 and subject to change)

Event Schedule (all times GMT):

13:00 : NETWORKING LUNCHEON (combined)
14:00 : General Sessions Begin
16:00 : General Sessions Resume
17:30 : Closing Remarks/NETWORKING RECEPTION


13:00 – 14:00
Join your colleagues who attended sessions from M+E’s premiere localisation event.  More information on that programme is available here

14:00 – 14:10
[email protected] Opening Remarks
Richard Atkinson, President, CDSA
Guy Finley, Executive Director, CDSA

14:10 – 14:15
[email protected] Welcome Remarks
Chris Johnson​, Chief Executive Office and President, Convergent Risks

14:15 – 14:45
[email protected]: Innovating Localisation Workflows though SaaS Applications
Recent technical advances, spurred on by the need for remote working, have spawned a new era of application technology that enables complex workflows to be simplified and automated. But the combination of new technology and sensitive pre-theatrical postproduction is naturally under more scrutiny to ensure that content remains secure. This panel discusses the opportunities and challenges involved.
Moderator: Mathew Gilliat‑Smith, Executive Vice President, Convergent Risks
Jacques Barreau, Dean of Dubbing Vice President, Transperfect
Allan Dembry, Chief Information Officer, Iyuno-SDI
Rick Soto, Vice President, Global IT and Security, Pixelogic

14:45 – 15:00
[email protected]: Using Zero Trust to Protect Intellectual Property in M&E
Intellectual property (IP) protection is vital to your bottom line. A leaked script, clip or game design can be disastrous to the success of any project. While today’s collaboration tools have made it easier than ever to exchange ideas and information—it’s also all too easy for deliberate and accidental data leakage to occur. Learn how applying a Zero trust methodology to data access and sharing can help safeguard your most vital assets and ensure they don’t accidentally or deliberately walk out the door.
Dave Matthews, Technical Solutions Manager, archTIS

15:00 – 15:30
[email protected]: Voice Casting Databases and the GDPR: a Ticking Time Bomb?
As content localisation continues to skyrocket, dubbing and voiceover service providers are in higher demand than ever. As part of this process, voice-data is circulating globally, often non-secured and unmonitored, in different in-house departments. These databases are rarely cleaned and often contain thousands of voice recordings. The GDPR considers an individual’s voice to be personal data and companies must respect voice actor rights and process voice personal data in full compliance with its requirements – failure to do so can lead to penalties of up to 20M€ or 4% of the last fiscal year’s turnover, risk of litigation from a high profile individual or damage to a companies’ reputation should a breach arise. This session will dive deeper into key issues around compliance, co-responsibility, actor database management, security and client casting delivery on a global scale.
Moderator: Chris Johnson​, Chief Executive Office and President, Convergent Risks
Michel Golgevit, President, Keyword Studios in France
Stephanie Iyayi, Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and Data Protection Officer, Convergent Risks
Nicole Quilfen, Chief Operations Officer, Mediartis

15:30 – 16:00

16:00 – 16:30
In-Conversation with CDSA’s European Based Security Executives
Hear from some of our European-based security executives who are taking an active role in CDSA’s working groups. Find out why they get involved, what the objectives are for these groups and the roadmap ahead. Listen to the challenges they are facing in their day-to-day roles, in light of how the M&E landscape is shifting. We will discuss how the explosion in streaming platforms and the multitude of ways that consumers can access content is impacting the evolution of security strategies and how the collaborative efforts of the volunteers involved with the CDSA are helping keep pace with the continued growth in security threats by sharing knowledge and intel and developing best practises for the benefit of the entire industry.
Moderator: Richard Atkinson, President, CDSA
Caroline Baines, Senior Director of Client Services, MESA
Mark Greatorex, Confidentiality Officer, LEGO Group
Andy Lucas, Senior Vice President, Global Distribution Technology, NBCUniversal

16:30 – 16:45
Is DRM Flawed? Closing the Gaps in Your Content Protection Strategies
While consumer DRM has been a mainstay in content protection since the early days of the streaming industry, preventing the piracy of premium studio content remains a challenge. One might think that as DRM technologies matured so would their capabilities. However, over the same time, the technological landscape has become even more fragmented. The lack of a centralised platform to “lock down” creates opportunity zones for pirates.We have all heard the mantra “every screen and every device” it’s a rallying cry for marketers in almost every segment of the video industry, but some of those screens and devices are much more secure than others. In this presentation we will explore some of the past flaws in DRM, how your current approach to DRM might be flawed, and how improvements in DRM technology combined with watermarking can help close the gaps in your content protection strategy.
Gabe Elton, Director of Sales, BuyDRM

16:45 – 17:15
The Harder the Battle the Sweeter the Victory – The Fight to Protect Sports Rights
Streaming piracy presents a huge challenge across our industry and live Sports content is particularly vulnerable. There is massive consumer demand to watch major sporting events and for many the lure of signing up to a low cost or free viewing option is very tempting. Our panel of experts will talk about how the sports sector has been impacted over the last two years and what the threats are as we emerge from the pandemic. We will also talk about some of the technology solutions and enforcement methods which are being deployed. While there isn’t a silver bullet there are certainly many defensive strategies which can be utilised.
Co-Moderator: Caroline Baines, Senior Director of Client Services, MESA
Co-Moderator: Guy Finley, Executive Director, CDSA
James Clark, General Manager, Media & Entertainment, GeoComply
Lee Kent, Content Protection Manager, beIN
David Wurgler, Senior Director Business Development & Anti-Piracy, Nagra

17:15 – 17:30
The Great Xcape!
People are crucial to any company’s security. Giving them the confidence to know what to do can only be achieved through compelling learning which will increase how much information they’ll retain. Through storytelling, interaction and discovery, Xcapism Learning will show you how!
Bob Bryden, Chief Technology Officer, Xcapism Learning
Meera Mehta, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Xcapism Learning

Richard Atkinson, President, CDSA
Caroline Baines, Director of Client Services, MESA
Guy Finley, President & Chief Executive Officer, MESA