Speakers | Digital Media LATAM 2018

Digital Media LATAM 2018

14 Nov 2018 to 16 Nov 2018
Bogotá
Colombia

Speakers | Digital Media LATAM 2018

Speakers

 This year's confirmed speakers include:

Speakers

Digital Strategy and Product Regional Director, Discovery LATAM & US Hispanics, Colombia

Diego Carvajal

Digital communication's expert with vast experience in designing, structuring and leading digital content and operations teams with a proven track record in strategic redefinitions that resulted in tangible audience and income growth at 2 of LATAM´s most influential media powerhouses and one digital Marketing pioneer for Spanish speakers. In the media industry, he led the convergence and product development processes and management of the Digital Content and Operations (Tech, PD & UX) teams behind Grupo Santo Domingo's Information properties (El Espectador, Caracol TV, Blu Radio, Gol Caracol, CineColombia, Cromos, Shock...) Previously, he also played a key role in the consolidation of El Tiempo Casa Editorial as a regional digital reference in terms of innovative digital experiences (El Tiempo, Portafolio, CityTV...) He is also Chairman of the Board at IAB Colombia, Coordinator of the Digital Committee of the Colombian Publishers Association (ANDIARIOS) & member of ASOMEDIOS Digital Council.

Senior Vice President, Data & Insights, The New York Times Company, USA

Laura Evans joined The New York Times Company in 2016 as senior vice president, Data & Insights. In this role, Evans oversees data science, analytics and data operations across the organization. Prior to The Times, Evans served as vice president of audience development and data science at the Scripps Networks Interactive, a position she held since 2013. Evans has also held leadership positions at major media organizations including The Washington Post and Dow Jones. She has a Ph.D. in political science with a concentration in quantitative methods from George Washington University.

Head of Product and Design, theSkimm, USA

Dheerja Kaur is Head of Product and Design at theSkimm, a company that focuses on delivering news and information into the routines of female millennials. They have an audience of millions who engage with them daily via their newsletter, app, and audio/video products. Prior to joining theSkimm, Dheerja was an engineering and product leader at ESPN, working across all of their digital products and spearheading major products like Grantland, some of their flagship apps, and a relaunch of ESPN.com.

President, Local Media Association, USA

Nancy Lane is the dynamic leader of the Local Media Association, an organisation that represents nearly 3,000 newspapers and hundreds of broadcast companies, directory publishers, pure plays and R&D partners. LMA is intensely focused on helping local media companies discover new and sustainable business models. The association conducts extensive training, mainly on the digital side, in areas such as analytics, Google AdWords, social selling, sales certification (basic and digital) and much more. Thousands of media executives have participated in the training programs offered by LMA over the past two years.

Lane has served as president since October 2000 and prior to that she held publisher and senior level positions with daily and weekly newspapers in Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Missouri. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Villanova University and also serves on the VU Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Executive Producer, AJ+ Español, Mexico

Digital storyteller with a strong passion and expertise for creative innovation. She currently works as the Executive Producer at AJ+ Español, and has been Associate Producer at Werner Herzog, Interactive Producer at the Associated Press, and Head of Video at El País America (where she managed to start their new digital video operation).

Visual thinker and journalist. Currently working with digital narratives and news innovation at the heart of the new generation of storytellers. Originally a documentary filmmaker, she now works with digital media, leads cross format teams, creates interactive storytelling, develops social media strategies and cares for great content. 

During the latest Mexican Presidential elections period, she led all the visuals at Verificado 2018: a fact checking, collaborative journalism initiative to fight fake news and misinformation.

She holds a Master degree at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism with a focus in Documentary Filmmaking and Digital Media. She has worked in several countries like Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, the United States, India, Cameroon, Ecuador, and Colombia.

Editor-in-Chief, Animal Politico, Mexico

Daniel Moreno is the Editor-in-Chief and founder of Animal Político, an on-line newspaper launched in November 2010.

Since 1989 Daniel has been a reporter in different news media groups such as Unomásuno, El Economista, and El Financiero, or Reforma (in which he participated in its foundation and worked as  a Political Information Coordinator between 1993 and 2000)

In 2001, he was the publisher of Cambio magazine, when this was lead by Gabriel García Márquez, and later he worked as deputy editor of the newspaper El Universal.
He was deputy general director of Milenio Diario and editorial director of Excelsior, responsible for the graphic and editorial redesign of the newspaper.

He directed W Radio, integral station of the Prisa Group.

He is a professor in the journalism master's program at CIDE and a radio collaborator in the groups Fórmula and Televisa Radio.

He has been a speaker at events on journalism, digital journalism and freedom of expression organized by the New Journalism Foundation, the Congress of Digital Journalism of Spain, the World Bank, the UN, the IDB and the Spanish group Vocento.

He is currently also editorial director of Grupo Criterio, which publishes Newsweek magazine in Spanish.

Professor of Professional Practice and Director Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism, Columbia University, USA

Raju Narisetti is the former CEO of the Gizmodo Media Group.

He was until October 2016 Senior Vice President, Strategy, for News Corp where he was primarily involved in new ventures and acquisitions.

Prior to News Corp, Mr. Narisetti served as a Deputy Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal and Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network. In this role, he headed editorial teams and content strategy for WSJ.com, MarketWatch.com, WSJ Live video platforms, and Wall Street Journal and MarketWatch Radio Networks.

Mr. Narisetti also served as Managing Editor of Washington Post Co. 2009-2011, overseeing digital content, news products and new businesses, as well as its editing, design, photo, video, engagement and social media teams. Teams he oversaw won three Pulitzer Prizes during his tenure.

Prior to joining the Post, Mr. Narisetti served as Founder/Editor of India's Mint newspaper, which is now India's second-largest business newspaper, by circulation.

Researcher at University of Oxford and Harvard Business School

As a researcher at University of Oxford (UK) and Harvard Business School (USA), Grzegorz Piechota studies technology-enabled disruption patterns across industries, including news media. His research work at the HBS focuses on digital business model innovations. His project at Oxford's Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism examines the impact of digital platforms on paid content models of news organisations. Piechota is an editor and news media executive with 20+ years of industry experience. He began his career at Poland's Gazeta Wyborcza in 1996 as a reporter in one of the smallest local offices rising to a news editor and a vice-president of Agora Foundation. His recently published research reports include "Evaluating Distributed Content in the News Media Ecosystem” (INMA, April 2016), "The Facebook-Media Relationship Status: It's Complicated" (INMA, October 2016), and “Reality check: making money with Facebook. The digital business strategy of news publishers” (WAN-IFRA, September 2017). Piechota graduated in law and lives in England.

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

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.

BBC World Service Digital Development Editor, BBC, United Kingdom

Dmitry is responsible for developing and implementing the BBC’s digital editorial offer for all 28 non-English foreign language new services (soon to be 40 due to expansion in Asia, Africa and Europe). Originally from Moscow, Russia, Dmitry has worked in various editorial-development roles for the digital section of BBC News. These roles have required liaison between editorial, product and strategy teams in order to drive innovation and develop new ways of reaching audiences, increasing engagement across the world and, crucially, driving culture change is newsrooms.

Editor-in-Chief, The Globe and Mail, Canada

David Walmsley

David Walmsley has held leadership positions at four major Canadian news organizations. After working for newspapers across Britain, including the Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph, he moved to Canada for the launch of the National Post in 1998 and worked at CBC News and the Toronto Star before joining The Globe in 2006. He is editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail since March 2014.

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