Liberty Global Technology Summit 2017

20 September, Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam

Powering Fluid Living 
Technology today allows us to connect exponentially better than before. The new reality of enjoying connected entertainment anytime, anywhere, on any device is redefining how we live, work and play - making our lives more fluid than ever before.

Join us for a day of power networking, inspirational talks and engaging discussions on how we and our partners are delivering better experiences to our customers in today’s world of fluid living.

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Interactive Breakout sessions
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inspiring keynotes & panels
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Vendor and employee awards


The Liberty Global Technology Summit is a premier, invite only event that brings together our employees and trusted technology partners from around the world for an unforgettable and inspiring day of knowledge sharing, collaboration and networking. The Summit features industry-leading speakers, hands-on product demos, thought-provoking panels and immersive breakout sessions. This year we will also host our fourth ‘Appathon’ with over 100 developers competing in a 36-hour sprint to create the next breakthrough app for our Horizon TV platform.

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Why attend?

The Liberty Global Technology Summit is a great platform to learn, first hand, from the leaders and influencers about the latest trends, challenges and the future roadmap of the cable industry. It also offers a dynamic yet intimate environment to power network with the Liberty Global Technology & Innovation Team, senior management and trusted technology partners from across the world. With over 1800 attendees, the Technology Summit provides insight into the Liberty Global Technology & Innovation strategy and the opportunity to experience our existing and pre-launch products.


The Technology Summit features a rich line-up of plenary and breakout sessions, while leaving plenty of room for networking and experiencing the latest innovations with live demos at the Liberty Global Connected Home booth as well as our partners' booths. Check out the day and evening program to learn more.

Program subject to change

08:00 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:50

Opening speech by Balan Nair

EVP and Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, Liberty Global
Main stage
09:50 - 10:00

Announcement award nominees part 1

Main stage
10:00 - 10:45

Keynote 1 by Professor John Bessant

Main stage John Bessant
10:55 - 11:20

Breakout sessions - Part 1

Breakout rooms

Sessions will be updated soon

11:30 - 11:55

Breakout sessions - Part 2

Breakout rooms

Sessions will be updated soon

11:30 - 13:30


Lobby + First floor
12:05 - 12:30

Breakout sessions - Part 3

Breakout rooms

Sessions will be updated soon

12:40 - 13:05

Breakout sessions - Part 4

Breakout rooms

 Sessions will be updated soon

13:15 - 14:00

Keynote 2

Main stage
14:00 - 14:10

Announcement award nominees part 2

Main stage
14:10 - 14:40

Panel Discussion 1

Main stage
14:40 - 15:10

Panel discussion 2

Main stage
15:10 - 15:35

Keynote 3

Main stage
15:40 - 16:05

Breakout sessions - Part 5

Breakout rooms

Sessions will be updated soon

16:15 - 16:40

Breakout sessions - Part 6

Breakout rooms

Sessions will be updated soon

16:50 - 17:15

Breakout sessions - Part 7

Breakout rooms

Sessions will be updated soon

17:00 - 18:00

Networking drinks

Main stage
Evening guests only
18:00 - 18:20

Awards Ceremony

Main stage
Evening guests only
18:20 - 20:30

Dinner and entertainment

Main stage
Evening guests only


Be inspired and gain new perspectives on technology and innovation through sessions led by our senior executives and engineers, industry experts and luminaries.


Mike Fries

Mike Fries

Balan Nair

Balan Nair

John Bessant

John Bessant

John Bessant

John Bessant

Originally a chemical engineer, John Bessant has been active in the field of research and consultancy in technology and innovation management for over 35 years. He is currently holds the Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Exeter and has visiting appointments at the universities of Erlangen-Nuremburg and Queensland University of Technology. In 2003 he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy of Management and in 2016 a Fellow of the International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM). He has acted as advisor to various national governments, international bodies (including the United Nations,World Bank and OECD) and to many public and private sector organizations. He is the author of 30 books and many articles on the topic and has lectured and consulted widely around the world.

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Leslie Ellis

Leslie Ellis

Mark Giesbers

Mark Giesbers

Sponsorship Packages

We offer a range of sponsorship opportunities to allow all our partners to gain exposure and enhance their profile at the Liberty Global Technology Summit 2017.

Large premium booth in the main meeting area near Liberty Global booth, incl. furniture, screens, branded back wall, carpet and wired internet
Booth (3x2 m2) in exhibition space first floor, incl. branded back wall, TV screen, desk with two chairs and wired internet
Breakout session 25 min (open to all attendees)
One hour VIP meeting room
Brand promotion
Clickable logo on the website
Logo on Ziggo Dome entrance digital screen
Logo on the main stage screen
Logo (loop) on narrowcasting screens
Two-minute looping video on narrowcasting screens
Logo and company profile in the event app
Reserved dinner table for ten, joined by one Liberty Global MD
Dinner show
Number of all-day tickets (incl. plenary, break-out sessions, breakfast, lunch, appetizers, drinks and dinner show)


The Liberty Global Technology Summit Vendor Awards are honours awarded to our trusted technology partners in recognition of their outstanding achievements in service, quality, delivery and innovation. This year's categories are:

  • Best Product & Service Quality
  • Innovation & Breakthrough

The Liberty Global Technology Summit Employee Awards honour teams from across the Technology & Innovation department whose hard work and exemplary accomplishments have personified the very best of the Organisation. This year's categories include:

  • One Team Award
  • Customer Impact Award
  • Spark Innovator Award


The Liberty Global fourth annual Appathon is here again. The 36-hour coding battle of 100 coders and designers offers a creative platform to talented developers to generate innovative apps for our Horizon TV platform, deployed across 2.6 million homes. This year's Appathon theme is the "Internet of Things". Apps that can fully leverage our Horizon TV platform to provide the greatest Smart Home experience will be shortlisted for the Appathon award.

Click here to view the Appathon website.

Event app

Want to get the most out of the Liberty Global Technology Summit 2017? Our Event App gives you instant access to all the information you need to make the Summit even more engaging and fun. From managing your registration to navigating the event, connecting with the right people and providing feedback, the Event App puts it all at your fingertips. Coming soon.


To register for the Liberty Global Technology Summit, simply enter your personal invitation code in the designated box below.
We look forward to seeing you on 20 September!

* The Technology Summit is an invite only event.



Lessons for Life

Lessons for Life (LFL) is a children’s charity that funds education projects in some of the toughest parts of the world. Liberty Global is the founding corporate partner of Lessons for Life.

Watch Balan Nair raffle off his famous Big Ride for Africa Bike at this year’s event to raise funds for the charity. Visit the LFL booth at the Summit to buy the raffle tickets and for more information about Lessons for Life.