Speakers | Digital Media Asia 2017

Digital Media Asia 2017

31 Oct 2017 to 02 Nov 2017
Orchard Hotel
Singapore

Speakers | Digital Media Asia 2017

Speakers

Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Digital Product Development,The Washington Post

Shailesh Prakash is the Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Digital Product Development at The Washington Post. He is responsible for all aspects of Product Development and Technology, including web, mobile, video, print and advertising. Under his leadership, and in close partnership with the newsroom, The Post has seen tremendous digital growth. The Post’s digital audience hit an all-time high in November 2016, reaching 107 million unique visitors in the U.S. alone. The Post also had the largest mobile audience of any individual news/information site in the US in October 2016.

AdWeek named The Washington Post the “Hottest Digital Publication” in 2016. In 2015, Fast Company magazine named The Washington Post “The World’s Most Innovative Media Company” and Digiday recognized The Post as “Most Innovative Publisher.”

Prakash has also spearheaded the development of Arc Publishing, The Post’s rapidly growing softwareas-as-service business. This state-of-the-art digital platform and suite of tools is engineered to meet the needs of modern publishers and currently serves more than a dozen clients in the U.S. and around the world.

Shailesh has an extensive track record in senior positions spanning multiple industries. He began his career as a software engineer in Silicon Valley moving to positions of increasing responsibility at Sun Microsystems and Netscape and Microsoft where he was a key member of the Bing search engine.

Before coming to The Washington Post in August 2011, he was the Vice President in charge of Technology for Sears Holdings, where he oversaw end-to-end technology functions for sears.com, kmart.com, craftsman.com and kenmore.com, which collectively generate more than $3 billion in annual e-Commerce revenue.

An engineer at heart and by training, Shailesh holds a BS in Computer Science from IIT, Mumbai, a MS in Computer Science from Clemson University, and an MBA from Georgia State University.

CEO, South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd, Hong Kong

Gary Liu is CEO of South China Morning Post, a leading English-language media company covering China and Asia. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong and is the city’s newspaper of record. Along with its flagship news products, SCMP also publishes Hong Kong’s premier lifestyle and fashion magazines, including Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Elle Men, Esquire and Cosmopolitan. Prior to joining SCMP in January 2017, Gary was CEO of Digg, spearheading the New York startup’s transformation from aggregator to a data-driven news platform. Previously, Gary was Head of Spotify Labs, where he led emerging technologies and business strategies for Spotify’s global markets, after joining as Global Director of Ad Product Strategy. Gary has also worked at AOL and Google.

Born in the United States, Gary grew up in Taiwan and New Zealand, before returning to the American Northeast where he lived and worked for 20 years. He currently lives in Hong Kong with his wife Katrina, a pediatric dentist. Gary is an Economics graduate from Harvard University.

Media Innovation Strategist, Berlin

Robb Montgomery is a journalism professor, consultant and serial entrepreneur based in Berlin, Germany. He is the author of two books on visual storytelling and the founder of several businesses including Visual Editors, Montgomery Multimedia and the Smart Film School.

Montgomery is a former visual editor for the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times. He redesigned the San Francisco Examiner in 2005 and has led innovation projects throughout his career.

Montgomery teaches Mobile Journalism and Design Thinking at several European universities and is the author of “A Field Guide for Mobile Journalism” (iTunes) and “Smartphone Filmmaking” (Taylor & Francis).

He has two best-seller courses on Udemy (Smartphone Filmmaking and Mobile Journalism) and founded the Smart Film School in 2015 to provide certificate training resources for schools and organizations.

www.robbmontgomery.com

WAN-IFRA Expert Advisor, Newsrooms, Denmark

Steffen Damborg (MBA) is a Digital Director and board member with more than 10 years of experience in all aspects of running an online business in the Scandinavian media market, and a digital disruption specialist. Currently his focus is on the DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION of the media industry, different aspects of online media publishing, strategic development and emergent approaches towards new sustainable digital business models in the disrupted Nordic region media market. In 2016 he was appointed Group Discussion Leader within the area of the Business of Media & Entertainment at Harvard Business School.

Social Media Consultant and Founder of Social Video Company, HashtagOurStories, UK

Sumaiya Omar is a social media consultant and founder of social video company HashtagOurStories. She specializes in outsourcing video post-production services to emerging markets, reducing costs for media houses and easing digital workflows so creatives can focus on telling better stories.

Sumaiya has spent the last five years experimenting with emerging news platforms like Snapchat and Instagram in South Africa, India and the UK and has conducted mobile journalism workshops with broadcasters across Europe.

Co-Founder, Hashtag Our Stories, former CNN Senior Social Media Reporter

Yusuf Omar is the co-founder at Hashtag Our Stories. 

He was formerly an award-winning senior social reporter based in CNN's London bureau. Omar worked within the global CNN Social team, with a special focus in mobile storytelling, including programming CNN's Snapchat Discover channel.

Omar's forays in mobile journalism began in 2010, when he hitchhiked from South Africa to Syria with nothing but his smartphone and a small handheld camera to tell his story. Since then, he's used mobile technology to report from the frontlines of the Syrian war to the #ZumaMustFall protests in Johannesburg.

Omar spent five years covering the African continent as Mobile Journalism lead at eNews Channel Africa (eNCA) and reporting for the Independent Newspapers group in South Africa.

Prior to this, Omar was mobile editor at the Hindustan Times in India where he was tasked with building a mobile journalism team, training 750 reporters to tell stories using their mobile devices.

Co-Founder, Scroll, USA

Sachin Doshi is the Co-Founder of Scroll.com, a startup that wants to roll up a selection of stories from a wide variety of publishers and sell monthly subscriptions. Their mission is to enable frictionless access to a thriving free press. 

Before Scroll, Sachin was VP of Content and Distribution at Spotify. He graduated from Rutgers University with a BS in Computer Science and Economics. 

Founder & CEO, HKcNews.com, Hong Kong

Daisy Li is CEO and founder of the website hkcnews.com. She was previously in charge of action news for Taiwan's Apple Daily.

CEO, DB Digital, India

 Gyan Gupta is the CEO of Dainik Bhaskar Digital, India's 2nd Largest Digital group and news site.

Director of Research, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Dr Rasmus Kleis Nielsen is Director of Research at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and serves as Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Press/Politics.

His work focuses on changes in the news media, on political communication, and the role of digital technologies in both. He has done extensive research on journalism, American politics, and various forms of activism, and a significant amount of comparative work in Western Europe and beyond.

Managing Director, Australian Metro Publishing, Fairfax Media

Chris is Managing Director of Australian Metro Publishing at Fairfax Media. Prior to this appointment he was Director of Publishing Innovation. In his current role, Chris oversees The Australian Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Brisbane Times, WAtoday and Fairfax's Life Media brands (Traveller, Good Food, Essential Baby, Essential Kids).

Chris was previously the founding CEO of HuffPost Australia, a joint venture between The Huffington Post and Fairfax Media, and has more than 20 years' experience building market-leading digital media businesses. He was also the founding CEO of Allure Media, one of Australia's largest independent digital publishers, and responsible for launching Business Insider, Gizmodo, Kotaku, Lifehacker, POPSUGAR and ShopStyle in Australia.

Chris' previous experience includes senior editorial roles at News Corp and production company Endemol Southern Star.

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.

Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Francis L. F. Lee (PhD, Stanford University, 2003) is currently Professor and Head of Graduate Division at the School of Journalism and Communication. His main research interests reside in political communication, journalism studies, public opinion analysis, and media and social movements. His most recent book is Talk Radio, the Mainstream Press, and Communication of Public Opinion in Hong Kong (Hong Kong University Press, 2014), a book that examines the historical transformation and contemporary social influence of talk radio as a medium to communicate public opinion in the city. He is the lead author of Media, Social Mobilization and Mass Protests in Post-colonial Hong Kong (with Joseph M. Chan, Routledge, 2011), a book that summarizes years of research on the development and evolution of the pro-democracy protest movement in the city since 2003. Lee is also the lead editor of Frontiers in New Media Research (with Louis Leung, Jack Qiu, and Donna Chu, Routledge, 2012) and co-editor of Media and Politics in Post-handover Hong Kong (with Joseph Chan, Routledge, 2008).
 
His book Communication, Public Opinion, and Globalization in Urban China (with Chin-chuan Lee, Mike Yao, T.K. Chang, Fen Lin, and Fei Shen, Routledge, 2013) presents a systematic analysis of a representative survey on urban Chinese people's local and transnational social relations, national and foreign media usage, and attitudes toward other countries and the processes of globalization. 
 
Francis Lee is also currently Associate Editor of the Chinese Journal of Communication as well as Mass Communication & Society.
 
 

CEO & Young Audiences Consultant, Aralynn A.A. McMane Connections, France

As CEO of Aralynn A.A. McMane Connections, she helps news organizations and nonprofits that want to better reach, serve and build the loyalty of today’s youngest audiences, members of the  generation that came after millennials, and their influencers. Her work uses the tenets of professional newsgathering as a basis and focuses on an international framework.

Current clients include Ouest-France (France) and Community Media Forum Europe (Belgium) and NewseumED (USA). Also, she is involved in two pro bono projects: advising UNESCO's Global Alliance for Media and Information Literacy Partnerships and, as a board member, helping News Decoders-Nouvelles Découvertes, a not-for-profit based in Paris that offers a news service and global forum for young millennials and secondary school students to learn about international affairs and engage in a borderless conversation about important matters of the day.

Previously, she was executive director for youth engagement and news literacy at WAN-IFRA where she most recently completed the reportNews Literacy and News Publishers: 7 ways forward to help young audiences fight fake news and do much, much more. That 2017 report, commissioned by the American Press Institute,  gathers intelligence about a wide variety of smart practice in 40 countries, focusing on the generation younger than millennials. At WAN-IFRA, she helped news publishers and news associations determine how best to interact with young people and their influencers in ways that furthered both news businesses and democracy. She also ran WAN-IFRA's ground-breaking initial media development work in Africa and Europe.

She has been a reporter and editor at newspapers in the U.S. and France and a journalism educator and researcher in the U.S., France and Bulgaria. She served on the board of the European Journalism Centre, based in Maastricht, the Netherlands, and Brussels, Belgium. Among her favorite past jobs is stint as the light and sound technician for The Exotic Kaena at the Kon Tiki bar in Lake George, New York. Her degrees are from SUNY Albany (B.A.)  Syracuse University (M.A.) and Indiana University (Ph.D).

Director, CNN Digital Asia, Hong Kong

 

 Marc Lourdes is Director of CNN Digital Asia. Based in Hong Kong, Lourdes leads CNN Digital’s Asia team across editorial content and multiplatform programming for CNN’s global audience during the Asian time zone. Lourdes works closely with CNN’s digital teams in London, Abu Dhabi, New York and Atlanta and as the digital leader in Asia-Pacific, he is responsible for devising and implementing strategies to grow key audiences in the region. 

Marc Lourdes was appointed in April 2016 – just weeks after CNN announced a major digital expansion. CNN is significantly increasing its global digital footprint by creating an additional 200 jobs plus enhancing its products and technologies, with a specific focus on mobile and video. 

Before joining CNN Lourdes worked at Yahoo! for five years, most recently as Editor in Chief of Yahoo Singapore. He has spent more than a decade as a journalist and editor, working at publications like The Star and New Straits Times in Malaysia and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in Missouri, among others.

Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, comScore

Joe Nguyen is Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific at comScore, a leading cross-platform measurement company that measures audiences, brands and consumer behaviour everywhere.

With more than 20 years in the online analytics and media industries in the Asia Pacific region, Joe has experience in panel-based audience measurement as well as advanced data analytics on the user and vendor sides. He actively contributes to key digital, media and technology conferences and publications across the region. In addition, he is the co-founder of iamWednesday Singapore, and is currently on the Interactive Advertising Bureau Singapore leadership council and Mobile Marketing Association Asia Pacific board of directors.

Prior to comScore, Joe was the Southeast Asia regional manager for Omniture where he successfully delivered its product suites across diverse industries. He previously served as the director of global e-commerce at Millennium & Copthorne Hotels where he grew global online sales by 50 percent.

Joe holds a BSE degree in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University. He was born in Vietnam and emigrated to the United States after spending a year in a Malaysian refugee camp.

Editor, Mashable, Singapore

Victoria Ho is Mashable's editor in Singapore, responsible for launching Mashable's Asia arm. A business and technology reporter for over a decade, she's previously worked for Singapore Press Holdings, TechCrunch and CBS Interactive. When she isn't writing, she's making music with her band.

Executive Director, Digital Business/ International Affairs, The Asahi Shimbun, Japan

Executive Director of Digital Business/International Affairs at The Asahi Shimbun. An eminent journalist graduated from the faculty of Arts and Sciences, Tokyo University. Visiting Scientist at the Center for Civic Media at MIT Media Lab from 2013 to 2014 . She developed her career in the digital media at The Asahi Shimbun since 1999.

Senior Global Business Correspondent, Voice TV, Thailand

Mike Raomanachai is a Technology Anchor and Senior Technology Correspondent for Voice TV, a tv network in Bangkok, Thailand. He graduated with a Master Degree in Multimedia Communications at Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA, where he is inspired by technology industry in Silicon Valley. Mike is also a multimedia journalist who has been working on new reporting platforms such as live streaming and live blogging for the past 7 years

Mike also serves as Asian American Journalists' Association, Asia Chapter (AAJA-Asia)'s Vice President, representing Southeast Asia. He helps organizing the chapter's annual regional media conference "N3" as a programming co-chair. He also takes a responsibility as a board member of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand (FCCT), the largest press club of Southeast Asia. 

Head of News & Publishing Partnerships, APAC, Google

Kate Beddoe is the head of news and publishing partnerships in APAC. Prior to joining Google in July 2015 she had been working in the Australian media industry for over 20 years, the last 15 in digital roles in both pure digital business and traditional media companies.

Her focus is on bringing the best of Google to news and publishing partners in the region and making sure that the unique needs of the region are well reflected in Google’s approach to the news ecosystem.

As a former journalist in magazine and digital newsrooms Kate is committed to using storytelling to drive real business outcomes, for Google and it’s news partners in APAC. In her time she's created new teams, walked in to manage old ones, owned P&Ls and operated in environments where she had influence but no control. All of which makes her excited and empathic to the challenges faced in the modern news ecosystem.

When not working, Kate enjoys to spend time with her husband and two amusing children; travelling and perfecting the mix of a good espresso martini.

Founder & CEO, The Splice Newsroom, Singapore

Alan Soon co-founded The Splice Newsroom, a business intelligence service covering the transformation of media in Asia. Splice delivers insights into the shifting media trends through its reporting, newsletters, research and events.

Alan is Asia’s leading expert on newsroom operations, digital transformation, and building the new business of media. He also advises early-stage media-tech startups.

For more than twenty years, Alan has worked in radio, television, news wires, magazine, and online across Asia, giving him unique insight into how various newsrooms get things done—and where they get stuck. He started his career as a reporter and grew into other operational roles — producer, editor, newsroom manager — and eventually led one of the largest digital news teams in the industry as Yahoo’s Managing Editor for India and Southeast Asia.

Chief Editor, The Jakarta Post, Indonesia

Endy M. Bayuni is chief editor of The Jakarta Post, Indonesia’s leading independent English language newspaper. 

He has held his current position since August 2004, having worked his way up the newspaper’s career ladder since 1991. His previous stints in the newspaper included production manager/night editor, national editor, managing editor and deputy chief editor.

Mr. Bayuni writes regular and widely read columns in the newspaper commenting on the Indonesian domestic politics, including political Islam and foreign policy conduct. The Jakarta Post is part of a small circle of critical but constructive media in Indonesia. The unprecedented freedom of speech and freedom of the media that came after the downfall of President Soeharto’s regime in 1998 has allowed the press in Indonesia to play its role as the fourth estate, providing democratic checks and balances on the government. Mr. Bayuni and his editorial team have been pushing the envelope through the newspaper’s vigorous reporting. He began his career as a cub reporter for The Jakarta Post in 1983, and between 1984 and 1991 worked as the Indonesian correspondent, initially for Reuters and later for Agence France Presse (AFP).

Mr. Bayuni was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 2003/4 where he spent a considerable time attending classes at the Kennedy School of Government. He was a Jefferson Fellow at the East West Center in the fall of 1999. He has a bachelor of arts degree in economics which he received in 1981 from Kingston University in Surrey, UK. He is an expert of Global Expert Finder, a project of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.

News Partnerships India, Twitter, India

A writer and journalist with about 15 years of experience, Amrita Tripathi is presently working as Acting Manager, News Partnerships at Twitter India. 

Amrita was formerly senior news anchor at CNN-IBN, special correspondent, foreign affairs, Health Editor and Books Editor, foreign correspondent, and magazine columnist. She has hosted and produced several half-hour shows, anchored live news for close to a decade.

Commercial Partnerships Director APAC, Dow Jones, Hong Kong

Joe Martin has served as Commercial Partnerships Director for Dow Jones covering the APAC region since 2015. Joe is responsible for driving digital membership growth for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones through strategic partnerships.

Previously, Joe was Senior Relationship Manager for The Wall Street Journal and Financial News based in London where he oversaw the corporate sales operation across EMEA. Joe first started at Dow Jones in 2012 before relocating to Hong Kong in 2015 where he is now based. 

 

Editor, New Naratif

Kirsten Han is a Singaporean freelance journalist whose work often revolves around the themes of social justice, human rights, politics and democracy. Her bylines have appeared in publications like The Guardian, Asia Times, Southeast Asia Globe and Waging Nonviolence, covering a range of stories such as labour exploitation, LGBT equality and free speech. As an activist, Kirsten advocates for an end to the death penalty in Singapore, and is a founding member of abolitionist group We Believe in Second Chances.

Chief Commercial & Digital Officer, Mediacorp, Singapore

 

 Parminder joined Mediacorp in March 2017 as the Chief Commercial and Digital Officer, driving commercialisation and digital efforts in the company. 

As a seasoned business leader with top management experience across Asia Pacific & Middle East in organisations such as Twitter, Google, Apple and IBM, Parminder has an established track record of growing businesses by combining expertise in internet technologies with deep consumer insights. 

On the humanitarian front, Parminder is a founding member of @incrisisrelief, one of the largest citizen-led disaster relief technology initiatives.

Media Trainer, Vice President, Singapore Press Club

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 the European-headquartered World Association of Newspapers and Publishers (WAN-IFRA).

Besides being a Vice-President of the Singapore Press Club for the last 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.

CEO & Editor-in-Chief, IDN Media, Indonesia

Winston Utomo is the CEO & Editor-in-Chief at IDN Media, a multi-platform digital media company for Millennials and Gen Z in Indonesia. IDN Times, Popbela.com, IDN TV, Yummy and NOW are some of the digital assets that IDN Media owns and operates. With over 40 million unique audiences every month, IDN Media aims to become the voice of Millennials and Gen Z and to bring positive impact to the society.   Prior joining IDN Media, Winston worked at Google in Singapore and St. John Capital in San Francisco. He graduated from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, for his Bachelor degree and Columbia University, New York, for his Master degree.

Head, Sales Strategy & Operations, SPH, Singapore

Ms. Su Lin Tan has been Head of Sales Strategy & Operations at Singapore Press Holdings Limited since September 5, 2016. Ms. Tan served as Deputy Head of New Digital Division at Singapore Press Holdings Limited from January 2014 to September 5, 2016. Previously, she served as the Head of Cats Classified. 

Global Head of Product, Reuters

Sue Brooks has worked with editorial content her entire career and reported for newspapers, radio and TV in the UK before putting her knowledge to use as a product expert.  She has held editorial roles at the BBC, Associated Press, Channel 4 and ITN where she edited the flagship News at Ten.  She joined Reuters in 2015 as Global Head of Product.  

She is a Columbia School of Journalism Sulzberger Fellow.  

Managing Editor, Helsingin Sanomat, Finland

Kimmo Pietinen is managing editor of Helsingin Sanomat responsible for strategy. Helsingin Sanomat is the national newspaper of Finland with a strong digital presence. Kimmo has held various posts in Sanoma corp. since 1986 and has been managing editor since 2001.

Chief Editor, The Jakarta Post, Indonesia

Endy M. Bayuni is chief editor of The Jakarta Post, Indonesia’s leading independent English language newspaper. 

He has held his current position since August 2004, having worked his way up the newspaper’s career ladder since 1991. His previous stints in the newspaper included production manager/night editor, national editor, managing editor and deputy chief editor.

Mr. Bayuni writes regular and widely read columns in the newspaper commenting on the Indonesian domestic politics, including political Islam and foreign policy conduct. The Jakarta Post is part of a small circle of critical but constructive media in Indonesia. The unprecedented freedom of speech and freedom of the media that came after the downfall of President Soeharto’s regime in 1998 has allowed the press in Indonesia to play its role as the fourth estate, providing democratic checks and balances on the government. Mr. Bayuni and his editorial team have been pushing the envelope through the newspaper’s vigorous reporting. He began his career as a cub reporter for The Jakarta Post in 1983, and between 1984 and 1991 worked as the Indonesian correspondent, initially for Reuters and later for Agence France Presse (AFP).

Mr. Bayuni was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 2003/4 where he spent a considerable time attending classes at the Kennedy School of Government. He was a Jefferson Fellow at the East West Center in the fall of 1999. He has a bachelor of arts degree in economics which he received in 1981 from Kingston University in Surrey, UK. He is an expert of Global Expert Finder, a project of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.

Editor-in-chief, English/Malay/Tamil Media Group and Editor, The Straits Times

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.

Professor of Media & Communication and Head of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Sun Sun Lim (PhD, LSE) is Professor of Media & Communication and Head of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. She studies the social implications of technology domestication by young people and families, charting the ethnographies of their media use. She also conducts research on new media literacies, with a special focus on literacy challenges in parental mediation and young people’s internet skills. She has conducted extensive fieldwork in Asia including in China, Indonesia, Singapore, South Korea, and Vietnam. Her latest books include Mobile Communication and the Family: Asian Experiences in Technology Domestication (Springer, 2016) and Asian Perspectives on Digital Culture: Emerging Phenomena, Enduring Concepts (Routledge, 2016). She serves on the editorial board of eight journals. See www.sunsunlim.com

Director, Media Freedom, WAN-IFRA

Andrew has worked for over 10 years as a journalist and editor in the UK, Spain and France. He has been with WAN-IFRA since the beginning of 2010 and was previously responsible for editorial and communications in the Press Freedom and Media Development team. Based at the organisation’s Paris secretariat, he has worked in a number of countries across the Middle East, Africa and Asia as part of WAN-IFRA's on-going efforts to defend press freedom and support independent news publishers.

Founder & CEO, INKL

Gautam Mishra is the CEO of inkl, a marketplace for premium news. inkl’s goal is to grow online payments for news just as similar marketplaces have done in other markets. inkl also provides an enterprise service for publishers who want to charge their readers. Most publishers today pursue a one-size-fits-all pricing model. inkl’s solution uniquely allow publishers to deploy flexible pricing models for different segments so that they can maximise the payment potential of each reader. Prior to starting inkl Gautam set up and ran online subscriptions for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. Before that he worked as a management consultant in Sydney and New York. He has an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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