Yvan Boudillet

A creative industry and innovation expert with over 19 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, cooperation & education efforts.

Prior to joining Utopia, Boudillet founded advisory company TheLynk, where he contributed to drive innovation within the music ecosystem by enabling connection & collaboration between music organizations or institutions, artists, and startups. Yvan previously held leading roles in digital transformation and management at Warner Music and EMI Music.

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, Linecheck, Athens Music Week…) and lecturer specialized in the intersection between innovation & creative industries, Yvan has been a prominent voice advocating for inclusive & collaborative innovation across the music value chain.

CONFERENCE – “Cultivating Music Intelligence: Transforming Classical Music for a Digital Future”

Yvan Boudillet’s conference will illuminate the vital role of music intelligence in the digital transformation of the classical music ecosystem, fostering connections and collaboration among music organizations, artists, and startups. As a lecturer specializing in the convergence of innovation and creative industries, he will provide valuable insights into how to nurture dialogue, cooperation, and educational endeavors to shape a more vibrant and sustainable future for classical music. Attendees can expect an engaging session that explores the transformative power of innovation within the realm of classical music.