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Reed Hastings Joins RTS Cambridge Convention Lineup


Netflix CEO Reed Hastings will be among the keynote speakers at the Royal Television Society’s (RTS) Cambridge Convention this year, which runs from September 18 to 20.

“Content, Consumers, and everything in between,” is the theme of the 2019 edition, which has also added to its lineup Karen Blackett OBE, chair of MediaCom UK; Howard Davine, executive VP of business operations at ABC Studios; Sir Lenny Henry, actor, comedian and diversity campaigner; Tim Hincks, co-CEO of Expectation; Jane Turton, CEO of All3Media; and Linda Yaccarino, chairman of advertising and client partnerships at NBCUniversal. They join the previously announced keynote speakers, Jeremy Darroch, group chief executive of Sky; David Zaslav, president and CEO of Discovery; Tony Hall, director-general of the BBC; Alex Mahon, chief executive of Channel 4; Carolyn McCall, chief executive of ITV; Sharon White, chief executive of Ofcom; and The Rt Hon Jeremy Wright MP, secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport.

Theresa Wise, CEO of the Royal Television Society, said: “We are so delighted that Reed Hastings is joining the RTS Cambridge Convention. Reed has been a transformative figure in the television industry globally and I am sure everyone is keen to hear first hand his perspectives and insights.”

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