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HDFI – Milan
Annual Conference
25 – 26 October
25 Speakers

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The novelties of the 2018 Conference

Thought-leadership: trends towards a real world


A unique opportunity for meetings and meetings with the main stakeholders of the media industry, with broadcasters, manufacturers, telco, service providers, major national and European institutions, organizations and associations.



Two days of work, with a dense agenda of interventions, keynotes, round tables, where the topics that “look to the future” will be addressed, such as for High Definition, Artificial Intelligence, HbbTv and 5G, Distribution Platforms.

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Demo Area

A special Demo Area will be dedicated to recent technological innovations. They will be the central point of the Annual Conference, highlighting the HbbTv Competence Center and demos.


Renato Farina New

Renato Farina

Vincent Grivet

Vincent Grivet

HbbTV Association
Francesco Moretti Speaker

Francesco Moretti


Antonio Arcidiacono

Pier Paolo Cervi New

Pier Paolo Cervi

Antonio Martusciello New

Antonio Martusciello

Benito Manlio Mari New

Benito Manlio Mari

Gino Alberico New

Gino Alberico


Clive Santamaria

Richard Waghorn Speaker

Richard Waghorn

Oliver Botti Speaker

Oliver Botti

Fincons Group
Sergi Alsina

Sergi Alsina

Alberto Sigismondi New

Alberto Sigismondi

Marco Pellegrinato New

Marco Pellegrinato

Paul Gray New

Paul Gray

IHS Markit
Nicola Iovene New

Nicola Iovene

Alberto Niero New

Alberto Niero

Giorgio Tornielili New

Giorgio Tornielli

Francesco Siddi New

Francesco Siddi

Andrea Michelozzi New

Andrea Michelozzi

Comunicare Digitale
Sebastiano Trigila New

Sebastiano Trigila

Massimiliano Pessina

Massimilliano Pessina

Angelo Pettazzi New

Angelo Pettazzi




Eutelsat - Diamond
41 logo FINCONS Group pantone


RAI - Gold
Mediaset - Gold
Kineton - Gold
TIVU' - Gold


Nagra - Silver
Samsung Square New
Dolby - Silver
Lutech - Silver
Altran Logo

Agenda Conference HDFI 2018

Grand Hotel Villa La Torretta (MI)

25 October 2018

14:00 – 14:30

Welcome and Registration

Convening to the Auditorium

14:30 – 14:40

Opening welcome by HDFIBenito Manlio Mari, President

14:40 – 15:00

Keynote Speech: Antonio Arcidiacono, EBU Director of Technology & Innovation

15:00 – 15:30

States General: Key highliths of Market Research, “Understanding and forecasting the future of the TV and media industry” – Paul Gray, IHS Markit

15:30 – 15:45

Report  from States General: feedback & guidelines – Marco Pellegrinato, HDFI Vice President

15:45 – 16.10

Italian television scenario: the vision of the Authority Antonio Martusciello, Commissario AGCOM

16.10 – 16:30

Italian television scenario: the view of the Broadcasters – Franco Siddi, Confindustria Radiotelevisioni President

16:30 – 17.00

Coffee break – Salone di Corte/Demo Area

17.00 – 17.15

Ultra HD Book 1.0.1: Line-up 2020 and 2022 impact – Gino Alberico, HDFI JTG

17.15 – 17.40

Round Table 1 – New distribution models: over IP, 5G and other options

Modera: A.Michelozzi, Comunicare Digitale

Tim, Fastweb, Vodafone, WindTre

17.40 – 18.05

Round Table 2 – Advanced Robotics – Cognition, Motion and Neuroscience, A.I

Modera: M. Pellegrinato

18.05 – 18.30

Round Table 3 – Vision from media supply chain               

Modera: S. Trigila

RAI, Renato Farina, Eutelsat, Alberto Sigismondi, Tivu, Luca Baldin, Smart Building, Smart Builnding



only with a Premium Ticket and HDFI Invitation

26 October 2018

09:00 – 09:30

Convening to the meeting room

09:30 – 09:40

Welcome Benito Manlio Mari, HD Forum Chairman and Vincent Grivet, HbbTV Chairman

Introduction Francesco Moretti, Fincons Deputy CEO

09:40 – 11:00

Cutting-edge Services leveraging HbbTV:

European Broadcasters to showcase their innovative launches

Moderator: Francesco Moretti, Fincons Deputy CEO

  • RTÉ Soarview – Richard Waghorn, Director of Transformation and Technology
  • Mediaset Play Pier Paolo Cervi, Business Digital Director
  • ITV: Clive Santamaria, Chief Architect

11:00 – 11:45

Coffee Break – Networking

11:45 – 12:30

Groundbreaking Technologies and Business Models:

European suppliers to showcase their success stories with key customers

Moderator: Oliver Botti, Fincons Head of International Business Development and Innovation

  • Mediaset&Fincons: Interactive TV and Addressable TV AdvertisingMassimilano Pessina, Technology Manager Business Digital; Alberto Niero, Media BU Manager
  • SwissTXT: Accessibility Services for the Citizens – Robin Ribback, Head of Innovation Management
  • Cellnex Telecom: Innovative Catchup TV services for the Spanish market – Sergi Alsina Gonzalez, Product Strategy Managery Manager

12:30 – 13:00

TV Standard Evolution and Market Penetration by HbbTV Chairman – Vincent Grivet

13:00 – 13:40

Round Table: Anticipating Viewing Patterns

Moderator: Angelo Pettazzi, Senior Strategic Marketing Manager at R.T.I. S.p.A.

  • Alberto Sigismondi, Tivù Ceo
  • Nicola Iovene, Kineton Media Director
  • Giorgio Tornielli, Lutech Client Director Executive
  • Oliver Botti, Fincons Head of International Business Development and Innovation


End of Day 2 – Free time for all participants

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Grand Hotel Villa Torretta

A place of charm, unique in the whole area of Milan.
Grand Hotel Villa Torretta - Auditorium


The splendor of the XVII century shines even in the halls and the rooms and courtyards that make Grand Hotel Villa Torretta a place of unique charm around the Milan area, ideal for events such as weddings, cocktail parties and business meetings but also convention to live in a magical atmosphere.

Grand Hotel Villa Torretta - Exterior


Nestled in the greenery of the park Nord of Milan, Grand Hotel Villa Torretta is a prestigious noble residence belonged to the richest and noblest families of Milan.

Today, the villa has been designed for a reception that reflects the spirit and atmosphere of yesteryear.

Grand Hotel Villa Torretta - Room


The 78 rooms (divided among Suites, Junior Suites, Executive and Superior), all decorated differently and offer the most modern hospitality services, combining charm and comfort, and deploying a unique personality.

The antique furnishings blend with modern furniture.

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