Speakers | Digital Media Asia 2018

Digital Media Asia 2018

07 Nov 2018 to 09 Nov 2018
Tsim Sha Tsui
Hong Kong

Speakers | Digital Media Asia 2018

Speakers

This year's confirmed speakers are: 

Speakers

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, NZZ, Switzerland

Steven is a member of NZZ-Mediengruppe’s executive management board since February 2014 and managing director of the business unit NZZ Medien since January 2015. He leads the business along with the editor-in-chief of the «Neue Zürcher Zeitung» Eric Gujer. Previously, he was an associate partner in the Zurich office of McKinsey & Company and member of the leadership of the firm’s European media practice. He has extensive experience in advising media, sports and telecommunications companies. Steven studied business administration (marketing, finance, computer science) at the University of Bayreuth and earned his doctorate in innovation management at the University of Aachen in 2008. Steven is married and is father to three children.

Head of Editorial, Schibsted Media

Torry Pedersen is  Head of Editorial, and a member of Schibsted Media's top management team. Prior to his current position he was the CEO/Editor in Chief of Verdens Gang AS, Norway’s most read news-site/newspaper. He started his career as a journalist in Fredrikstad Blad 1981, and has more than 30 years of experience in journalism and publishing. Pedersen has been Managing Editor in VG, Editor in Chief/Publisher in VG Multimedia AS, CEO of Verdens Gang AS and from 2011 both CEO and Editor in Chief of Verdens Gang AS. Pedersen was educated at the Norwegian School of Management (former Bedriftsøkonomisk Institutt), Oslo 1979 and he holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration. He has been awarded the "Chief Editor of the Year Award" in Norway, and during his time as Editor in Chief and CEO, Verdens Gangs has won several prices.

VGs news-sites on desktop, mobile, tablet and traditional paper, has coverage of nearly 2, 4 million daily readers, and VGs is among the most profitable news organisations in Europe.

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.

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 almost 400,000 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.

Director, Europe / Africa & Global Advisory, WAN-IFRA, Germany

Nick runs our most advanced digital programmes, including the subscription focused eRev and our MMA e-learning, as well as managing our events and operations in Europe & Africa.

He started his career in London and has over fifteen years experience in innovative digital projects and collaborative working.

Before joining WAN-IFRA, he managed IT projects for ExxonMobil, Deutsche Bank and the European Patent Office, and facilitated the exec forums and conferences for the e-gov agency London Connects. He has a Diploma in Creativity, Innovation & Change from the Open University Business School.

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.

CEO, Stuff, Fairfax Media New Zealand

Sinead Boucher

Sinead was appointed Stuff CEO in August 2017, following a career of more than two decades in media in New Zealand and abroad. Prior to becoming CEO, Sinead was New Zealand Group Executive Editor for four years, responsible for New Zealand’s largest newsroom. Under Sinead’s guise, Stuff’s stable of newspapers, magazines and number one news site, Stuff.co.nz, grew to record audience numbers and was named New Zealand’s most influential publishing brand.

Sinead started her career as a reporter for The Press and gained international experience in London working as a digital journalist for the Financial Times site and as a general correspondent for Reuters’ London bureau. She was Stuff’s first digital editor, leading the growth of the young Stuff site into the largest digital brand in New Zealand.

In 2015, Sinead won Fairfax’s internal Woman of Influence Award recognising the special role she has had in advancing gender diversity, at Fairfax and beyond.

Sinead was also awarded the 2012 Wolfson Fellowship prize, the highest personal accolade in New Zealand journalism.

Sinead is a strong leader with a passion for inclusive and diverse workplaces and digitally-advanced business.

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