21st NEM General Assembly in Brussels, 15 March 2016


09:00 – 09:15 Welcome, Jean-Dominique Meunier (Technicolor, NEM Chairman)

09:15 – 09:45 European Commission & Media and Creative Industries – Giuseppe Abbamonte, Director of Directorate General Media & Data , moderator: Jean-Dominique Meunier (Technicolor, NEM Chairman)

09:45 – 10:00 NEM Challenges 2016, Judy Parnall (BBC, NEM Vice-chair)

10:00 – 10:15 Next NEM Strategic Research and Innovation agenda, Pierre-Yves Danet (Orange, NEM Vice-chair)

10:15 – 10:30 Explanation of Steering Board election process, Halid Hrasnica (Eurescom)

10:30 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 12:30 Workshop on NEM proposal for a PPP on Interactive and Immersive Content – I2C, moderator: Judy Parnall (BBC, NEM Vice-chair)

Aim of the session

  • To update NEM members on the progress of the I2C PPP and future plans
  • To give participants of the General Assembly the opportunity to provide inputs and feedbacks on the current PPP proposal
  • To engage and inspire the NEM membership and to start to build a network of future ambassadors and collaborators for the PPP

Session programme

  • Introduction and status of the PPP preparations, (Orange, NEM Vice-chair)
  • Presentations of potential I2C use cases:
    • Simon Gosling – Happy Finish
    • Friederike Schultz – CCO Exozet
    • James Valls and Kevin Bezant – Rebellion
  • Interactive session:
    • Six work stations for presentation and discussion of identified PPP activities
    • Participants will move among the presented activities according to particular areas of interests
    • Key questions to be addressed: What’s important, what’s missing, what’s irrelevant
  • Summary of received feedback and next steps

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 14:15 NEM contribution to European Digital Single Market strategy, Enrico Turrin (Federation of European Publishers)

14:15 – 14:30 Presentation of Steering Board election results, Halid Hrasnica (Eurescom)

14:30 – 15:30 Expression of Interests from NEM members for creating project consortia, moderator: Halid Hrasnica (Eurescom, NEM Secretariat)

  • Idealist network – helping to find project partners, Tatyana Lyadnova (Idealist)
  • Serious Game that evolves along with the professional life and skills developed by the person throughout his life trajectory, Jon Arambarri (Virtualware)
  • DataScouting – Actionable media intelligence information,  Stavros Vologiannidis (DataScouting)
  • Leveraging multimedia communications for creating a the next generation of multimedia content services, Luis Lopez (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos)
  • Immersive Business Journalism / Commercialisaton Partner for Horizon 2020 Projects, Dirk Heilmann (Handelsblatt Research Institute)
  • Phones and Tablets for Music Education in a collaborative Space, Nuria Lloret Romero (Polytechnic University of Valencia)
  • Europe goes Virtual – European open mobile-streaming platform for immersive content, Thierry Baujard (Media deals)
  • Multilingual Writing Robots applied to media development, Claude de Loupy (Syllabs)
  • Team Potioc: popular interaction, spatial augmented reality and brain-computer interaction, Fabien Lotte (Inria)
  • 8K technology – next generation of UHD visualisation, Maciej Strozyk (PSNC)

15:30 – 16:20 Project presentations

16:20 – 16:30 Closure of the General Assembly

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