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Belgian Data Alliance : media and telecom team up against GAFA
Jun14

Belgian Data Alliance : media and telecom team up against GAFA

Google and Facebook are the two largest advertising platforms worldwide and they capture most value of the online advertising market. This duopoly is ripping away value from incumbents as brands are shifting advertising budget from incumbents (telecom operators, broadcasters, …) to make deal directly with Google and Facebook. With such a power of negotiation, is it really a surprise that incumbents are joining forces to propose...

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Media research : 4 data journalism projects worth knowing
Mar18

Media research : 4 data journalism projects worth knowing

As part of the Big Data Initiative (which I’m chairing) of the European Broadcasting Union, a conference was organized on 26 and 27 February 2019 in Munich to discuss the latest members’ projects in the field of data journalism. Although more than a dozen presentations related to this topic twere given, I chose to report and compare in this article only 4 of them that are extremely concrete and launched each in a different...

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Cars will be the next theatres: the upcoming media revolution
Mar13

Cars will be the next theatres: the upcoming media revolution

How will media entertainment look like in 10 years from now ? How will autonomous vehicles transform our in-car experience and drive our need for media entertainment ? I attended a presentation given by Michael Zink, a Vice President at Warner Bros, that provided an outstanding overview of some disruptive concepts that may become reality in the future. In particular I was very interested (and somewhat puzzled) by the perspectives...

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Impact of artificial intelligence in the retail, media and insurance sectors
Mar04

Impact of artificial intelligence in the retail, media and insurance sectors

On the invitation of Philippe Warzée, editor-in-chief of Pub.be, I was pleased to present my latest thoughts on the impact of artificial intelligence in the media, retail and insurance sectors. The presentation started with a brief historical overview of recommendation algorithms, perhaps the most widespread type of algorithms around. After this introduction I dealt with 3 use cases : Netflix (media sector), coupons in the retail...

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French media to launch unique ID initiative to fight Facebook Connect back
Feb07

French media to launch unique ID initiative to fight Facebook Connect back

10 french media groups just announced that they will be launching a shared ID service aiming at making users’ life easier. The idea is to allow user to have a single account (email address, password) to access all media websites. This new service is due in the summer of 2019 and will cover 80 websites edited by those 10 groups (Le Figaro, Altice, L’Équipe, M6-RTL, Lagardère Active, Czech Media Invest France, 20 Minutes, Les...

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