Yvan Boudillet (FR)
A creative industry and innovation expert with over 18 years of experience, Yvan Boudillet is VP, Public Policy at Utopia Music where he leads the interface with the company’s broad ecosystem in order to foster dialogue, education and policy efforts aligned with Utopia’s mission to achieve ‘Fair Pay for Every Play’ globally. Prior to joining Utopia, Boudillet founded advisory company TheLynk, where he led innovation in the music ecosystem by enabling dialogue, experimentation, and collaboration between music organizations or institutions, artists, and startups. Yvan previously held roles at Warner Music, EMI Music, and Ubisoft. In April 2020, he co-founded with 8 partner organizations a Pan-European remote hackathon and accelerator called #NextStageChallenge, as a way to devise solutions for artists and the music sector during the pandemic. A regular international speaker (SXSW, Wallifornia, Slush Music, Sonar+D, Midem, Music Inc. India, 4YFN, ISMIR, Eurosonic) and lecturer specialized in musictech ecosystems and data-driven transformation of creative economy, Yvan has been a prominent voice advocating for creator rights and inclusive innovation across the music value chain.