Welcome!

News Feed Item

Cannes Lions 2017 Programme Announced



LONDON, June 8, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - The 64th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has today announced the full content programme, taking place from 17-24 June 2017. The role of creativity in the economy, society and culture is a major theme at this year's Festival -- reinforcing the Cannes Lions campaign for creativity as a positive force for business, for change and for good in the world.

Revered speakers from all walks of life will explore creativity as a driver for good. Legendary civil rights activist, political figure and social entrepreneur Reverend Jesse Jackson is discussing the need for brands to advance towards a more inclusive society and the role the industry can play; and acclaimed actor and activist Sir Ian McKellen, alongside The Brooklyn Brothers, talks about building a better future and creative fulfilment.

The unveiling of new landmark research by McKinsey & Company opens the Festival. Drawing on 16 years of Cannes Lions data, the analysis provides evidence that creativity drives business value and growth. The analysis will ground the discussion around creativity, innovation and its connection to business performance and the full findings will be announced live on stage.

This year's Cannes Debate, hosted by WPP founder and CEO Sir Martin Sorrell, focuses on the intersecting worlds of sport, cinema and marketing communications. Sir Martin Sorrell shares the stage with Ron Howard, Academy Award-winning filmmaker and Robert Kraft, Founder, Chairman, CEO, The Kraft Group.

Names from diverse corners of the industry will discuss creativity as a tool for change. Nobel Peace Prize winner and President of the Republic of Columbia, Juan Manuel Santos, joins Weber Shandwick's Chairman Jack Leslie to explore lessons learned from the Colombian civil war and resultant peace treaty, and how to tackle the world's toughest brief -- peace making; while iconic Oscar-winning star Dame Helen Mirren joins L'Oreal to deliberate redefining diversity. And Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, will join Maurice Levy, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Publicis Groupe to ask whether "creativity can change the world?"

Creative mobile work that connects people and builds communities is the theme of a Facebook session with Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook; Jonathan Mildenhall, Chief Marketing Officer, Airbnb; and Colleen DeCourcy, Global Chief Creative Officer, Wieden & Kennedy. Further speakers sharing insights with the Cannes Lions community include: model Karlie Kloss and Hearst; writer and actress Lena Waithe; and photographer Mario Testino hosted by Edelman.

Three specialist events - Lions Health (17-18 June), Lions Innovation (19-20 June) and Lions Entertainment (21-22 June) - are also packed with freshly announced names:

Lions Innovation, where tech, data and creativity collide, introduces burlesque dancer, model and entrepreneur Dita Von Teese who will be the star of a data intervention live on stage; Halle Berry discusses how emerging media platforms and technology can connect global audiences to personalised interactions and experiences; and Tommy Hilfiger's Chief Brand Officer, Avery Baker, is opening the event, sharing best practices on driving a culture of innovation into brands through talent and tech partnerships.

Lions Entertainment, exploring the future of entertainment and the role of brands, sees global music, film, TV, gaming and sports talent in the line-up: A$AP Rocky, alongside Viacom; Run the Jewels, presented by Pulse Films; and Steven Gerrard talks with Casey Wasserman about broadening sports off the pitch. Further entertainment heavyweights in the programme include: Ellie Goulding, Russell Simmons, AB InBev, Nick Jonas, Ryan Tedder and Gabourey Sidibe. And Alicia Silverstone and Mena Suvari talk about the power of scripted entertainment alongside Paramount.

Lions Health introduces Jason DeLand, Founding Partner and Joint Global CEO of Anomaly, who will explore the anthropology of cannabis and how our relationship with the herb is set to evolve; while award-winning photographer Platon, alongside Elliot Langerman, NYC Chief Creative Commercialization Officer for Klick Inc, will explore how through photography, Platon brings out human truths and real personalities and considers how to use these tactics in a world where leaders increasingly depend on authenticity. And in a session lead by Pfizer, corporate affairs and reputation communications senior leaders, Dana Gandsman and Ed Harnaga, will demonstrate how they have used creativity to redefine what the company stands for and change Pfizer's reputation for the better.

Jose Papa, Managing Director of Cannes Lions, said "The Cannes Lions community deserves the very best content and I'm delighted to announce our eight-day programme that's full of thought-provoking, entertaining and game-changing speaker sessions. More than 600 speakers come from around the world to tell stories of how creativity can be a force for business, change and good in the world. It's a privilege to welcome them to the Festival. I know this year's audiences are in for something truly special."

Further Festival highlights include: China Day, a one-day programme of talks dedicated to Chinese innovation and creativity, takes place on Tuesday 20th June in the Palais Forum. Speakers include: SY Lau, Tencent's Senior Executive Vice President, Chairman of Tencent Advertising and Chairman of Group Marketing and Global Branding, discussing the future of marketing and tech in China; Papi Jiang, No.1 online celebrity and vlogger with one of China's largest fan bases; pioneering pianist and cultural icon Lang Lang, alongside Universal Music Group, talk about Creative Inspiration from China; and Dr. Charles Zhang, founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of sohu.com discusses transforming online media and entertainment in a big data era.

The new Cannes Lions podcast series - hosted by The New School's Open Campus, and produced in partnership with Somethin' Else -- features academics, industry experts and visionary creative spirits unpacking the questions that make creative minds tick. The podcasts will be recorded live from the Palais from 19 -23 June and will be available to access following the recording.

For the full content programme, see: https://www.canneslions.com/festival/2017-speakers#

Source: Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

Contact:
Isobel Diamond
PR and Press Officer
+44 20 3033 4156
www.canneslions.com
[email protected]




Copyright 2017 ACN Newswire . All rights reserved.

More Stories By ACN Newswire

Copyright 2008 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of ACN Newswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of ACN Newswire. ACN Newswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
The challenges of aggregating data from consumer-oriented devices, such as wearable technologies and smart thermostats, are fairly well-understood. However, there are a new set of challenges for IoT devices that generate megabytes or gigabytes of data per second. Certainly, the infrastructure will have to change, as those volumes of data will likely overwhelm the available bandwidth for aggregating the data into a central repository. Ochandarena discusses a whole new way to think about your next...
So the dumpster is on fire. Again. The site's down. Your boss's face is an ever-deepening purple. And you begin debating whether you should join the #incident channel or call an ambulance to deal with his impending stroke. Yes, we know this is a developer's fault. There's plenty of time for blame later. Postmortems have a macabre name because they were once intended to be Viking-like funerals for someone's job. But we're civilized now. Sort of. So we call them post-incident reviews. Fires are ne...
Whenever a new technology hits the high points of hype, everyone starts talking about it like it will solve all their business problems. Blockchain is one of those technologies. According to Gartner's latest report on the hype cycle of emerging technologies, blockchain has just passed the peak of their hype cycle curve. If you read the news articles about it, one would think it has taken over the technology world. No disruptive technology is without its challenges and potential impediments t...
Hackers took three days to identify and exploit a known vulnerability in Equifax’s web applications. I will share new data that reveals why three days (at most) is the new normal for DevSecOps teams to move new business /security requirements from design into production. This session aims to enlighten DevOps teams, security and development professionals by sharing results from the 4th annual State of the Software Supply Chain Report -- a blend of public and proprietary data with expert researc...
CloudEXPO New York 2018, colocated with DevOpsSUMMIT and DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 12-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI and Machine Learning to one location.
CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Nutanix has been named "Platinum Sponsor" of CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO New York, which will take place November 12-13, 2018 in New York City. Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform blends web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge server, storage, virtualization and networking into a resilient, softwar...
The digital transformation is real! To adapt, IT professionals need to transform their own skillset to become more multi-dimensional by gaining both depth and breadth of a wide variety of knowledge and competencies. Historically, while IT has been built on a foundation of specialty (or "I" shaped) silos, the DevOps principle of "shifting left" is opening up opportunities for developers, operational staff, security and others to grow their skills portfolio, advance their careers and become "T"-sh...
Lori MacVittie is a subject matter expert on emerging technology responsible for outbound evangelism across F5's entire product suite. MacVittie has extensive development and technical architecture experience in both high-tech and enterprise organizations, in addition to network and systems administration expertise. Prior to joining F5, MacVittie was an award-winning technology editor at Network Computing Magazine where she evaluated and tested application-focused technologies including app secu...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Big Data Federation to Exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO, colocated with DevOpsSUMMIT and DXWorldEXPO, November 12-13, 2018 in New York City. Big Data Federation, Inc. develops and applies artificial intelligence to predict financial and economic events that matter. The company uncovers patterns and precise drivers of performance and outcomes with the aid of machine-learning algorithms, big data, and fundamental analysis. Their products are deployed...
ICC is a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products and product appliances to meet a wide range of computational needs for many industries. Their solutions provide benefits across many environments, such as datacenter deployment, HPC, workstations, storage networks and standalone server installations. ICC has been in business for over 23 years and their phenomenal range of clients include multinational corporations, universities, and small busines...
This sixteen (16) hour course provides an introduction to DevOps, the cultural and professional movement that stresses communication, collaboration, integration and automation in order to improve the flow of work between software developers and IT operations professionals. Improved workflows will result in an improved ability to design, develop, deploy and operate software and services faster.
Headquartered in Plainsboro, NJ, Synametrics Technologies has provided IT professionals and computer systems developers since 1997. Based on the success of their initial product offerings (WinSQL and DeltaCopy), the company continues to create and hone innovative products that help its customers get more from their computer applications, databases and infrastructure. To date, over one million users around the world have chosen Synametrics solutions to help power their accelerated business or per...
All in Mobile is a place where we continually maximize their impact by fostering understanding, empathy, insights, creativity and joy. They believe that a truly useful and desirable mobile app doesn't need the brightest idea or the most advanced technology. A great product begins with understanding people. It's easy to think that customers will love your app, but can you justify it? They make sure your final app is something that users truly want and need. The only way to do this is by ...
Authorization of web applications developed in the cloud is a fundamental problem for security, yet companies often build solutions from scratch, which is error prone and impedes time to market. This talk shows developers how they can (instead) build on-top of community-owned projects and frameworks for better security.Whether you build software for enterprises, mobile, or internal microservices, security is important. Standards like SAML, OIDC, and SPIFFE help you solve identity and authenticat...