IBC Musings: Gideon Gilboa, Kaltura
Name: Gideon Gilboa
Job Title: VP product marketing, media & telecom
Number of IBCs you’ve attended? 12
Flying, driving or train-ing to IBC this year? Flying
What is your goal for this year’s IBC show?
Not to lose my voice before day 3!
But on a serious note: to show our prospective customers how we can take them on a cloud TV transformation journey that will have a positive impact on both their business and their subscribers’ experiences.
What will be the big tech trends at this year's IBC?
- Voice as the primary user interface backed by AI systems
- Cloud TV systems that actually scale like TV should
- Integration of new content OTT sources into the primary TV experience
- Android TV powering most of the cloud TV STBs
What piece of gear/software/platform do you wish someone would make?
A device that acts as your primary entertainment hub for all content sources and also looks great/cool so you’re proud to have it in your living room when friends come over.
What’s your fondest IBC/Amsterdam memory?
The first NDS party at IBC. In an industry where the only innovation for a decade was the DVR, those parties were a highlight.
Can you speak Dutch?
I think I will need 10 more IBCs to manage that!