Speakers | Digital Media Asia 2016

Digital Media Asia 2016

Speakers | Digital Media Asia 2016

Speakers

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President, Deseret Digital Media, USA

Chris Lee is the President of Deseret Digital Media. Previously, he served as Publisher of the Deseret News and General Manager of DeseretNews.com. Prior to joining Deseret Media Companies, Chris was CEO of Heritage Makers, an on-demand publisher of photo products. He also worked as Director of New Business Development for Ancestry.com. Chris serves as a member of the Salt Lake Chamber Board of Governors and on the board of ChatBooks. He received a BA with Honors from Brigham Young University, and later received an MBA from Harvard Business School. If you are looking for Chris, he may be with his wife Kristen watching or coaching his kids in some kind of sport.

CEO, Stakk Factory, Hong Kong

Christina is currently the CEO at Stakk Factory Limited, a digital media startup that is creating a mobile social news network bringing awe inspiring content that blends fun experience with meaning.

Prior to this, Christina joined Apple Daily, HK in 2008 to kick start the animated news video project. The video channel was launched in late 2009, and Apple Daily has become the most popular media platform in HK since then, with over 2.5 million active unique users, generating over 30 million views daily.

Under her leadership, the success of news videos and digital platforms helped Apple Daily transform from print to the new media market leader, and gained worldwide recognition.

Head of Product, TechCrunch

Nicole Wilke is the Head of Product at TechCrunch, where she leads product strategy and manages the engineering and design team. Before joining TechCrunch, she worked as a product manager at Wired, where she served as product lead on a relaunch of wired.com and played a key role in integrating the magazine's print and digital efforts. Prior to that, she was a producer at Disney, where she developed games and interactive strategies in support of Disney Channel properties. She has also held roles as a management consultant helping traditional media companies navigate the digital landscape, and as a web designer.

Deputy Head of Digital, The Times & Sunday Times, UK

Nick helps leads the Times and Sunday Times digital strategy team who cover a range of specialist output for the two titles. From multimedia and podcasts through to audience development, an award winning computational data investigations team and a newsroom based development team they guide the titles forward as they expand their digital operation.    He was previously at The Telegraph and the Guardian and co-founded WannabeHacks.co.uk

Head of Digital, The Wall Street Journal, Asia – Pacific

Meraj Qazi is the Head of Digital for The Wall Street Journal Asia-Pacific, leading commercial sales & strategy for the Journal’s digital products. Prior to Hong Kong, Meraj held a series of strategy & operations roles in NY, launching new products and leading the integration of print & digital commercial teams. Meraj began his career at Dow Jones in Dallas, TX and received a Bachelor’s degree from The College of New Jersey.

Chief Content Officer, MCIL Multimedia, Malaysia

Lee Chin is the Chief Content Officer at MCIL and currently managing www.sinchew.com.my and www.pocketimes.my. She was previously working as Deputy Chief, Culture and Education Department at Sin Chew Daily.

Head of Digital/CTO, Libération, France

Xavier is the Head of Digital at Libération, 4th largest circulated news daily in France, leading an eleven-person team composed by marketing and technical profiles such as : data analyst, business developer, client support, Web developers and designers... Liberation.fr has a global audience of 25 milion visitors and serves nerly 80 milion pages views across Web, Mobile and Applications.

Xavier is responsible for all digital operations, facilitating decision making and improving business opportunities. He also provides technical vision and expertise to ensure innovation and meet business & editorial needs. 

Senior Marketing Manager, Audience Development and Global Partnerships, The Financial Times

Mi Li is the Senior Marketing Manager, Audience Development and Global Partnerships at the Financial Times. Her team identifies and targets prospective individual subscribers by highlighting the FT’s compelling content across search, social, video, mobile, partners to drive high subscription conversions at scale. 

Mi recently spent one year in the Audience Engagement team within editorial to drive quality audience reach, deepen reader engagement and grow journalistic impact. She played a key role increating bridges between editorial and commercial while leading the marketing efforts in the newsroom.Mi is originally from Beijing, China and has extensive media and marketing experience in the US and UK.

Head of Digital News Division, Chosun Ilbo, Korea

Hyo-Seop Shin is the newsroom editor for the digital news division at Chosun Ilbo, where he has worked since 2004. In October 2015, he became the head of digital news division, which is in charge of the publisher’s VR project, which started in February 2016. VR Chosun App, which his team developed, won "Most Innovative" at 2016 Google Play Awards in Korea. His previous positions at Chosun Ilbo include being an editorial writer and an article editor of culture, entertainment, and sports. Before joining Chosun Ilbo, he worked for the political department of Hankook Ilbo from 1988 to 2004.

VP, Digital Business Development, La Presse+ Platform

Chris Prinos is VP, Digital Business Development of La Presse+ Platform. He spent over 15 years as a leader across multiple disciplines including marketing, pre-sales, business development, and project management. During his tenure, Christopher developed a commanding knowledge of the media software landscape and worked actively to both promote and implement editorial, advertising, customer relationship management, production, self-service, mobile, and tablet platforms.

As Director of Business Development, Christopher was responsible for the successful sale and implementation of cloud-based solutions for thousands of users across hundreds of newspapers including enterprise contracts with Gannett Co., Tribune Publishing, News Corporation, Hearst Newspapers, The Washington Post, and dozens of others.

SVP & Global Head : Brand & Field Marketing, Tech Mahindra, India

Tech Mahindra offers innovative and customer-centric information technology services and solutions. It is a USD 4 billion company with 107,200+ professionals across 90 countries, helping over 818 global customers including Fortune 500 companies.

As member of the Company’s Leadership Council and Head – Brand, Indraneel Ganguli (known as "IG") essays a dual charter to influence revenue generation and establish the brand across key stakeholders, globally.

Prior to his present position, IG was Chief Marketing Officer at Tata Technologies.

Editor-in-Chief, The Straits Times & SPH's English/Malay/Tamil Media Group

Warren Fernandez joined the paper in 1990 as a political reporter and rose to become News Editor. He later also served as Foreign Editor and Deputy Editor.
He left to join Royal Dutch Shell in 2008 as a Global Manager for its Future Energy project, before returning to the paper in February 2012 as its editor. He assumed the role of Editor-in-Chief of Singapore Press Holdings’ (SPH) English/Malay/Tamil Media group (EMTM) from July 2016.
He graduated with First Class Honours from Oxford University, where he read Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and also has a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Global Managing Director, Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal

Jonny Wright was appointed Managing Director International of Dow Jones in January 2016. He previously served as Managing Director APAC and Publisher of Financial News and WSJ Pro. Mr. Wright is responsible for defining and implementing growth strategies for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones outside the United States. Mr. Wright is based in Hong Kong.

Previously, Mr. Wright was Circulation Director in Europe for The Wall Street Journal, a role he held from January 2013. Mr. Wright first joined Dow Jones in 2010 as Advertising Sales Director for Dow Jones’ Financial News.

Before joining the Dow Jones, he was Publisher and Group Sales Director at Euromoney Institutional Investor based in New York.

Head, Strategic Planning, MediaCorp

Guillaume Sachet is the Head of Strategic Planning at MediaCorp, where he drives group strategy, corporate development and innovation including mentoring startups in MediaCorp’s Mediapreneur incubator program. Currently, he sits on the board of Cubinet Interactive, a Malaysian digital games publisher, in which MediaCorp has a majority stake.

He has 20 years of experience in the media and telecom industry. Prior to joining MediaCorp in May 2012, Guillaume was a Partner with the strategy practice of the consulting firm, Accenture, responsible for Communications, Media and Technology strategy clients across Southeast Asia. Over the years, he has developed deep media and telecom industry knowledge and expertise across the APAC region.

Google News Lab Lead, APAC

Irene Jay Liu leads Google News Lab in the Asia-Pacific region. She was previously an investigative reporter and data editor at Reuters, where she was a 2017 Pulitzer finalist in the national reporting category. Earlier, she worked at the South China Morning Post and as a political reporter with the Times Union in Albany, New York.  She teaches data-driven investigative journalism at the University of Hong Kong and Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Director, Global Advisory - WAN-IFRA, Germany

Ben is a leading expert on digital media, and at WAN-IFRA he has the task of providing independent advice on digital strategy and organisational change. He will also lead the various WAN-IFRA initiatives to support the media industry in its transformation.

Previously, he was Shaw Media's Chief Digital Officer, and focused in driving digital revenue and audience for their digital products in the United States. Shaw was also the company’s CTO and previously IT Director. He oversaw the alignment of all technologies to Shaw’s audience and revenue growth strategies. He was also actively involved in optimizing Shaw Media's over 100 print and digital publication products and workflows. He is a licensed Apple iOS Developer and an Apple Certified Help Desk Specialist.

Director, Kompas Cyber Media

Andy Budiman manages Kompas Gramedia Digital Group, including Kompas.com and Indonesia’s largest citizen journalism site, Kompasiana.com.  He is also overseeing the development of Gramedia.com e-commerce. Prior to his present position, Andy was managing production and business development at Indonesia’s largest printing company, PT Gramedia Printing Group.

General Manager Premium, BILD, Germany

Tobias Henning is the General Manager Premium of the popular German newspaper BILD. BILD has a daily print circulation of nearly 2 million copies sold and reaches in digital around 20 million unique users per month. BILD is the most widely read news media brand in Germany. As General Manager Premium he is responsible for BILD’s digital paid content offer „BILDplus“. With more than 330.000 digital subscribers BILDplus is the most successful paid content offer in Germany. Prior to working at BILD, Tobias served as executive assistant to the CEO of AXEL SPRINGER and project leader at DIE WELT where he introduced the first paywall at a national news media brand in Germany. DIE WELT and BILD belong to AXEL SPRINGER, one of the biggest digital publishing houses in Europe.

Head of Digital Content, Seven West Media, Australia

Michael Beach is an innovative media executive well-versed in driving multi-media strategy and operations. His journalism career includes winning a Walkley Award for Australia’s best news story. And he currently sits on the Walkley Advisory Board.

He is also former New York Bureau Chief for News Corp who covered the September 11 terror attacks in 2001. He edited The Saturday Daily Telegraph in Sydney before moving to Perth to play a key role in transforming of two of Australian best media brands – The West Australian and 7 News.

Michael is both the Deputy Editor of The West Australian and head of Digital Content for Seven West Media (WA).

VP of Product Management, Brightcove

Phil currently lead product management and strategy for Brightcove. He previously led teams of product managers at Bullhorn Inc., Adobe Systems, Macromedia and Allaire, including launching 1.0 products like Bullhorn Reach and Adobe Flex as well as mature product such as ColdFusion. In his previous role as Sr. Industry Analyst at Giga Information Group (now part of Forrester), he provided strategic advice to startups and end users on emerging technologies such as application servers and XML.

Specialties: Company and product positioning, competitive analysis, evaluating new business opportunities.

Head - Global Partnerships at Google, Southeast Asia & India, Google

Journalism and Communications Consultant

Kevin Anderson is an international journalism and communications consultant with more than 15 years of global digital journalism experience. His clients have included Al Jazeera, India's Network18, Reed Business Information, CNN International and Trinity-Mirror. From 2014 to 2015, he was a regional executive editor with Gannett, the larger newspaper publisher in the US. From 2006 to 2010, he held a number of digital leadership positions with The Guardian, and from 1998 to 2006, he worked for the BBC, including more than six years as the BBC’s first online correspondent outside of the U.K.

Business Development Director for Australia, India & SEA, Criteo

Dushyant Sapre is Criteo’s Acting Commercial Director for India and the Business Development Director for Australia, India and Southeast Asia. As the Commercial Director for India, he advises large ecommerce and online travel firms on how to drive more sales using the predictive engine technology of Criteo. As Business Development Director, Dushyant advises leading digital publishers on ways to navigate through the fast changing digital landscape and keep the content free for users via digital advertising.

Chief Operating Officer, WAN-IFRA, Germany

Thomas Jacob was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of WAN-IFRA in 2012. In this role, he has responsibilities for developing and implementing the organizations strategy to be the platform for exchange of ideas, information and experiences among the global news publishing industry. Prior to that he was the Deputy CEO, taking care of the regional operations.

Before WAN-IFRA, he worked for DMG Media, publisher of Daily Mail and Metro in UK. As the International Development Director, he identified and evaluated digital media companies in Asia for potential acquisition. He also conceptualized and launched a compact midmarket newspaper, Mail Today for the Indian market as a JV with the India Today Group.

Thomas Jacob is an MBA with high honors from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. As a summa cum laude, he is also a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, an honor society for management in the United States. 

He is a trained engineer in electronics and telecommunications, having graduated with distinction from the National Institute of Technology, Suratkal, in India. He also underwent advanced studies in computer networking at ICIS, Singapore.

Managing Partner, Innosight

Scott D. Anthony is the Managing Partner of Innosight. Based in the firm’s Singapore offices since 2010, he has led Innosight’s expansion into the Asia-Pacific region as well as its venture capital activities (Innosight Ventures).

In his decade with Innosight, Scott has advised senior leaders in companies such as Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Singtel, Kraft, General Electric, LG, the Ayala Group, and Cisco Systems on topics of growth and innovation. He has extensive experience in emerging markets, particularly in India, China, and the Philippines.
Scott is one of Harvard Business Review’s most prolific contributors and is the coauthor of the book Dual Transformation (Spring 2017). He was the co-author of the HBR  article “Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days” as well as dozens of digital articles for the magazine.

Scott’s previous books are The First Mile: A Launch Manual for Getting Great Ideas Into the Market. Seeing What’s Next: Using the Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change (with Innosight co-founder and Harvard Professor Clayton Christensen); The Innovator’s Guide to Growth: Putting Disruptive Innovation to Work; The Silver Lining: An Innovation Playbook for Uncertain Times; The Little Black Book of Innovation: How It Works, How to Do It; and Building a Growth Factory. He has authored or co-authored numerous articles on innovation and strategy for a variety of publications. He was a finalist for the 2015 Thinkers50 Innovation Award.

Scott is a featured speaker on topics of innovation and growth. He has delivered keynote addresses on five continents, and has appeared on Good Morning America, Channel News Asia, CNBC, and FOX Business.

Program Director, WAN-IFRA APAC

A lawyer by training, Joon-Nie spent over 15 years in broadcast television as a reporter, interactive producer, current affairs producer and news editor at Channel News Asia and its predecessors SBC News and TCS News. She has won several in-house awards for reporting, executive producing and best ‘live’ coverage and a Student Emmy for her Masters documentary project produced at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism while under a fellowship from MediaCorp. 

In her seven years teaching at Nanyang Technological University, Joon-Nie set up and headed Newsplex Asia, a US$700,000 convergent training newsroom and media lab in partnership with WAN-IFRA.

Besides being a Vice-President of the Singapore Press Club for over 10 years and co-founding the Hacks/Hackers Singapore chapter in 2015, Joon-Nie is also a regular speaker and trainer at conferences, workshops and industry panels both locally and abroad and is a mentor/adviser to two media start-ups.

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