LATAM Digital Media Awards 2017

LATAM Digital Media Awards 2017

15 Nov 2017
Buenos Aires

Jury Latam 17


This year's jury:

Carmen Riera  

Director SDI Consuting & COO,, Venezuela

Carmen is Managing Partner at SDI Consuting in Caracas, a firm specialised in transformation and Media creation. She is also COO at and consultant in Visual Journalism. She has worked as Head of the Visual Journalism and Graphics Department of the integrated newsroom  at Cadena Capriles Media Group in Caracas. In there, she was responsible for the areas of infographics, Video and Archives of the group's three brands. She's a graduate in Social Communication, from the Central University of Venezuela and a Specialist in Project management, development and planning at the University of Monteávila. She is the creator of Venezuela's Information Design Seminar in 2007 and coordinated all its editions. She has participated as a speaker in numerous events such as "The Best of Visual Journalism" ÑH2012, III, the 5th Protecmedia Congress for Newspapers in LATAM , Digital Media LATAM 2014, or "The newsroom 2015: Trends for the Multimedia Business (SIP)". Aditionally she has been a member of the Jury for the SND Awards. 



Ismael Nafría 

Journalist in Residence at Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at University of Texas at Austin, USA

Ismael Nafría is an independent journalist, writer, editor, consultant and speaker specialized in digital media. He is journalist in residence at The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at University of Texas at Austin (2016-17) and is writing his fourth book (about The New York Times). 
He has been the Digital Innovation Director (2011-2016), the Editor of VangData (the data journalism section at, and the Online Content Editor at Grupo Godó (2008-2011). He was deputy editor at Prisacom, the Internet company of Grupo PRISA (2005-2008) and editor of (2007 to 2008) He is the author of three books: "Internet es útil"​ (Plataforma Editorial, 2008), "Web 2.0. El usuario, el nuevo rey de Internet"​ (Gestión 2000, 2007) and "Sr. Director. Les millors cartes dels lectors de La Vanguardia"​ (Ara Llibres, 2004). Adjunct Professor of Online Journalism Projects at UIC.He was the author of the weekly Internet column “La Crónica” (“The Net Chronicles”) at La from 1999 to 2005. Additionaly, he collaborates with the INNOVATION International Media Consulting Group as a media consultant. He has been a specialist commentator on the Internet for the radio station Catalunya Informació. HE has been Editor-in-chief at La Vanguardia Digital. He has also been a writer for the Europa Press news agency and a writer and speaker for Radio Barcelona. Winner of a Fulbright Foundation scholarship, he holds a degree in Journalism (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) and two postgraduate diplomas, in Economics and Business Management for Professionals and Advanced Studies in Publishing. He has participated as a senior fellow at "The Business of Online Journalism" seminar organized by The Western Knight Center in Los Angeles (April 2004).


Gustavo Muñoz

Digital Disruptor, Mexico

Gustavo has an in-depth expertise in Engineering and IT Management, strategic business-planning and development, process and product improvement, R&D, and operations. He is an experienced professional on startup environments with a track record on leading Grupo Expansión (Mexico) for multi-unit operations. His specialties are: Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Management of highly geographically distributed teams, Software Business Models including Open Source, Server architecture, Ajax, API designer, Concurrent Computing, Distributed Computing.


Rodrigo Fino 

President & Founder, GM Latinoamérica, Argentina

Rodrigo leads García Media® Latinoamérica's projects in LATAM. He conceptualises and implements the guidelines of each new design and re-design. He developped the 97 projets currently the company currently runs from its Buenos Aires offices. Before joining, García Media® and founding its LATAM office, he worked in advertising and marketing. He founded his first design and advertising studio at the age of 20. 


Guido Coulasso Moore  

Director & Founder,, Argentina

Digital Creative Director, Consultant and Producer, with broad experience in creating digital editorial products aiming at creating large audiences in LATAM. Guido was one of the founders of Grupo Clarín Digital Unit in Argentina back in 1994. He actively participated to the development of, its vertical and classifieds online portals. Since 2004, he works in the region for media companies and brands such as Fox Sports Latam, Clarín, TN y Canal 13 de Argentina, El Comercio de Perú, El Debate de México, El Universo de Ecuador, Canal 13 de Chile, Intel, Philip Morris y Coca Cola.


Caio Tulio Costa 

Partner, MVL Communications, Brazil

Caio Túlio Costa was one of the founders of UOL, Latin America's largest internet provider, and is an Internet pioneer in Brazil, expert in digital media, journalist, teacher of journalism and Ph.D. in Communication by the University of São Paulo, Brazil.
Professor at Escola de Propaganda e Marketing in São Paulo, Costa was Visiting Research Fellow at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York during fall 2013.

When he left UOL at the end of 2002, Costa presided the Semco Foundation, which helped create the DNA Brazil Institute, center of studies focused on the strategic issues of Brazil and worked with Lumiar School, a innovative experience in Brazilian education.
At Columbia University, Costa conducted a research to map the possible business models for the communications industry in the digital age. Costa wrote a report about the research: “A Business Model for Digital Journalism: How Newspapers should Embrace Technology, Social and Value Added Services”.
Costa is also partner of MVL Communications and integrates the boards of Fundação Padre Anchieta (TV Cultura),  Transparency Brazil, Revista Pesquisa FAPESP and Revista de Jornalismo ESPM.

He worked for 21 years at the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo where he was editor, managing editor, foreign correspondent in Paris (France) and creator of Revista da Folha (a newspaper magazine). He was also appointed to be the first ombudsman of the Brazilian press. Within the same communication group, Costa was one of the founders in 1996 of Universe Online (UOL), the foremost portal and Internet Service Provider in Latin America, of which he was Chief Operating Officer for seven years.

In 2006 he assumed the presidency of Internet Group, Internet arm of Brasil Telecom, a big Brazilian telco, consolidating the portals and internet service providers’ iG, iBest and BrTurbo. In 2009 he consulted for Oi (another large Brazilian telco) about digital convergent media platforms.

He has published several books, the last one being: “Ética, Jornalismo e Nova Mídia: uma Moral Provisória” (Zahar, 2009).


Diego Carvajal  

VP, Product, Univision Communications, USA

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.


Olga Britto  

CEO, Interactive Advertising Bureau- IAB, Colombia

For 9 years, she has been the CEO of the Interactive Advertising Bureau - IAB Colombia, an international organization that promotes the development of the Digital Marketing and Advertising industry. As director of this organization, she has managed to significantly increase the number of associated companies and has carried out different academic and research activities to promote the evolution of the industry. She has supported the creation of  Marketing and Digital Advertising certifications with some of the best universities in the country (CESA, Jorge Tadeo Lozano, EAFIT, ICESI, University of Caldas, among others).For 10 years, she served as Executive Director for Colombia of the Effie Awards, one of the most important awards in the advertising industry with 45 years of effective advertising promotion. Olga has worked for important companies such as Banco Davivienda, McCann-Erickson, El Espectador and ANDA (National Advertisers Association) in her 24 years of work experience.


Adriana García 

Co-founder and Creative Director, Orbitalab, Brazil.

Adriana is a high-caliber journalist, transformed into a promoter of innovation in the media industry. Adriana's goal is to promote innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit within the media and she does it through Design Thinking.

She was born in Uruguay, grew up in Brazil and began his career as a journalist in 1993 with an internship in the publishing group Abril, working in the magazines VejaSP and Exame. In 1997, she was the winner of Abril Jornalismo.

In 1999, Adriana created the Reuters online news service in Portuguese. Three years later she was appointed director of this service in São Paulo, coordinating national coverage in Brazil. In 2006, she moved to Washington D.C., and worked as a Reuters correspondent on Latin American Affairs, covering news in Spanish, Portuguese and English.

In 2013, she won a Knight Scholarship from Stanford University and studied at the Hasso Plattner Design Institute. She met a number of start-ups and innovators in Palo Alto and co-founded OrbitalLAB, a digital innovation laboratory in Brazil, which works on the application of Design Thinking for the transformation of digital businesses and publishing operations.

Between 2015 and 2016, Adriana served as Communication Director of the Organizing Committee of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


Selymar Colón 

Managing Editor & Senior Director of Digital, Univision, USA

Selymar Colón is a digital and TV producer and journalist for Univision News. Recently promoted to deputy managing editor and senior director of digital news, Colón has been with Univision since 2006 working across various news and digital roles. She rose up the ranks as producer for Univision’s Sunday public affairs show, Al Punto, hosted by Jorge Ramos, renowned journalist and co-anchor of Univision’s award-winning evening news program “Noticiero Univision.” A digital pioneer, she championed the use of social media in the newsroom early on among producers and journalists, which then led her to be promoted to a newly-created position of director of digital integration. In this role she was charged with creating a team of multimedia producers to produce digital only videos liaising with the digital and broadcast newsroom. 

Colón’s efforts contributed to Univision News winning awards including the 2015 King of Spain International Journalism Award for Niños de la Frontera” (Children of the Border), its online in-depth coverage of the Humanitarian Crisis that played out at the U.S.-Mexican border. She was also part of the team that won the King of Spain award and the Latin Social TV award for the TV news special “El Gran Encuentro” (Meet the Candidates).

Colón has field produced special coverage from the Haiti earthquake and FIFA World Cup in 2010 to President Barack Obama’s second inauguration. She also produced Maria Elena Salinas’ interview with President Obama in 2012 during his reelection campaign;  one of the first interviews of the first Hispanic Supreme court Justice Sonia Sotomayor with Jorge Ramos; and the digital special “The Hispanics of the President” in 2015. In addition, Colón produced the Spanish-language network exclusive interview with Hillary Clinton in 2015, which was livestreamed making Univision News the first to Periscope an interview with a presidential candidate.

Named a 40 under 40 : Latinos in American Politics by the Huffington Post, Colón holds an M.S.  in Investigative Journalism from Florida International University and a B.A. in Communications and Business from Lynn University. 


Nicolás Pérez 

New Media Adviser andContent Marketing Consultant, Ecuador

Nicolás has more than fifteen years of experience in developing new media. For a decade he led the digital strategy of  El Universo de Ecuador media group. Today he advises media companies in digital development and strategy for their audiences.


LATAM Digital Media Awards 2017