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IFA Tech Talk

The IFA Tech Talk podcast is the official voice of the world’s leading trade show for consumer and home electronics.
The year-round podcast IFA Tech Talk focuses on all the latest industry news, trends and business insights worldwide.
Regular in-depth interviews with key industry players and operators, host Harry Benjamin brings you monthly news roundups and breaking stories that you will not only want to hear, but to be a part of.
Connect and stay ahead of the game with expert insights and latest industry trends. Each month with a different theme, allows listeners to dive a little deeper into the topic.
This podcast is for you, whether you are:

👉 Exhibitor 👉 Trade Visitor
👉 Buyer, 👉 Industry professional

🔊 In each episode:

💡 Industry news, 💡 Key figures
💡 Leading industry insight, 💡 The «Exclusive» Interview

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May 23, 2022 - Episode 6

IFA TECH TALK #6

In this edition, we’ll be talking all about the gaming industry. From the latest products and technology, including the rapidly rising trend of cloud technology. As well as some of the key points to come out of the recent IFA Digital Press Conference. Our special guests are Steven Bailey, Senior Principal Analyst of Games and Paul Gray, Research Director of Consumer Electronics, both from Omdia as they give us their views of the gaming landscape today and how they see the industry developing into 2022 Time-stamped show notes 00:00 ➡️ 01:00: introduction 01:00 ➡️ 04:30: industry news 04:30 ➡️ 19:50: exclusive interview of Steve Bailey, Senior Principal Analyst of Games and Paul Gray, Research Director of Consumer Electronics both from Omdia 19:50 ➡️ 22:08: industry news This episode features: Steve Bailey, Senior Principal Analyst of Games at Omdia: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-bailey-9a959111/ Steve is senior principal analyst within the games team at Omdia. He specializes in the online PC gaming market, virtual worlds, online consoles, as well as casual, browser-based, and social gaming. He also provides consultancy services for major international clients and general games intelligence service work. Steve focuses on subscription and micro-transaction markets in the West as well as in emerging gaming sectors. Prior to joining Omdia, Steve had an accomplished career in games journalism in a variety of magazine roles. Most notably, he lent his distinctive voice as a freelance writer to Edge, the influential games periodical. Over the six years of his career as a writer, Steve published several thousand published pages of video game content within the specialist press. Steve attended Cardiff University in Wales, completing a PhD in mathematics with an emphasis on numerical analysis and multivariate calculus. Paul Gray, Research Director of Consumer Electronics at Omdia: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-gray-873491/ Paul Gray leads the Consumer Electronics research team. His main research area is TV sets, focusing on the European region, broadcast technology, smart TV, and new TV features. Paul is also heavily engaged in researching the development of the Ultra HD ecosystem. He joined Omdia, formerly IHS Markit, more than 10 years ago. With more than 30 years’ experience in the TV set supply chain working for NXP and Philips in semiconductors and displays, Paul continues to research the TV set business. He has also worked on wearable and media devices and has tracked and forecast the smart TV business from its very beginning. Paul has been cited by, among others, the Financial Times, Korea Times, Korea Daily, Nikkei, and Le Monde. He has also offered expert viewpoints in online, radio, and television programming. Paul holds a degree in electrical engineering and a diploma in industrial studies. Valuable resources Omdia: https://omdia.tech.informa.com/ 🎙 Support this podcast Subscribe 🔔 Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review and a rating ( ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐) 💻 👾 To learn more about the latest trends in food, follow IFA Berlin: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ifa.berlin Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ifa-berlin/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ifa_berlin/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ifa_berlin Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDTG4jmb5rHbUBs9uiA6xpw Website: https://b2b.ifa-berlin.com/
Apr 29, 2022 - Episode 5

IFA Tech Talk #5

In this edition, we’ll be talking all about small audio devices. From the latest ear bud technology, surround sound developments and the newest products on the market. We also take a look at the current market trends and how the rise and fall of demand is affecting both companies and customers. Our special guest is Stefan Kramer, who is leading the Sennheiser Consumer portfolio management as Director global portfolio management for the consumer division, giving us his views on the audio landscape and how he sees the industry developing into 2022. Stefan Krämer – Director Global Portfolio Management Sennheiser Consumer (Sonova Consumer Hearing GmbH) Stefan Krämer joined Sennheiser in August 2016 after working as Director Business Unit Luxury (Brand airtours) for the TUI group. At Sennheiser he started as Managing Director and Director Operations DACH. Since August 2020 he is leading the Sennheiser Consumer portfolio management as Director Global Portfolio Management for the Consumer Division.
Jan 28, 2022 - Episode 4

IFA Tech Talk #4

In this edition, we’ll be talking all about small home appliances. From the latest in smart home tech development, company sustainability commitments and the newest products on the market. We also take a look at the current market trends and how the rise and fall of demand is affecting both companies and customers. Our special guest is Sebastien Kebbe, Managing Director of Beurer, giving us his views on the currently small home appliance landscape and how he sees the industry developing into 2022.
Nov 30, 2021 - Episode 3

IFA Tech Talk #03

In this third edition, we’ll be talking about the world of Household Appliances. Our special guest is Boštjan Pečnik, Executive Vice President – Research and Development – Hisense Gorenje, talking about key developments as we head towards 2022.
Oct 11, 2021 - Episode 2

IFA Tech Talk #02

In this second edition, we’ll be talking about the world of mobility. A key speaker in Shift Mobility Convention and our special guest is Boyd Cohen, CEO of Iomob
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