Speakers | The Newsroom Summit 2018

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The Newsroom Summit 2018

29 Oct 2018 to 30 Oct 2018
Oslo
Norway

Speakers | The Newsroom Summit 2018

Speakers

CEO, Schibsted Media Group, Norway

Rolv-Erik Ryssdal joined the Schibsted Group in 1991 and has held several management positions including CEO of Aftonbladet (1999-2005), CEO of VG (2005-2008) and CEO of Schibsted Classified Media, the holding company for our international online classifieds operations (2008-2009). Rolv Erik Ryssdal holds an MA in Business and Economics from the BI Norwegian School of Management and an MBA in Business and Administration from INSEAD, France.

Managing Editor, NewsMavens.com

Lea Berriault coordinates the editorial activities of NewsMavens.com, a daily news roundup from top women editors in Europe. She leads an international team dedicated to amplifying women's voices in newsrooms. Prior to this, she developed online communication campaigns for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the Polish Ministry of Culture. She studied European politics in Ottawa and Warsaw. 

Founder, Dig Deeper Media

Fergus Bell is an experienced journalist, editor and leading expert in digital newsgathering, verification, newsroom innovation and collaborative journalism projects. He is also a strong advocate for higher ethical standards in digital journalism.
Fergus’ experience spans both the business and editorial sides of the news industry. He spent eight years at the Associated Press, where he became their first International Social Media and UGC Editor. He then headed up newsroom partnerships and innovation for digital newsgathering start-up, SAM Desk. Fergus founded Dig Deeper Media in 2015 and advises broadcasters, publishers and start-ups on social and digital newsgathering, newsroom transformation and innovation. In 2017 he launched Pop-Up Newsroom, a framework for collaborative journalism projects that has already seen success in the US, UK, Sweden and won an Online Journalism Award in 2018 for "Verificado" - an initiative designed to monitor for misinformation during the Mexican elections. In 2018 Fergus was named as a Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellow.

Head of Newsroom Systems, The Sun, UK


Joel Davies is an experienced journalist, editor and technology leader, and has worked in The Sun newsroom for 19 years. Currently the technology lead for the rollout and use of all digital editorial tools in the newsroom, his experience covers newspaper and magazine writing, editing, and editorial design. Joel is working closely with technology partners at NewsUK to deliver new editorial experiences, and integrating advanced analytics into the newsroom.

Head of data strategies, product manager, MittMedia, Sweden

Magnus is head of all data strategies at Sweden's largest local media company. In that role, Magnus oversees that company strategy and development of business, products, platforms/tech aligns with MittMedia data strategies.   Magnus is also acting product manager of the MittMedia data platform Soldr.

Newsletters Editor, The Economist, United Kingdom

Sunnie Huang is the newsletters editor at The Economist. Prior to this, she spent a year with the social media team to promote the newspaper's science and technology coverage. Before joining The Economist, she worked at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for three years as a multimedia reporter, covering domestic and international news. Sunnie studied journalism at the University of Toronto and environmental economics at University College London.

Content & Community Manager, Content Insights, UK

Em Kuntze is the Content & Community Manager at Content Insights. With experience working in both the journalism and content marketing sectors - as well as a background in academia and education - she's well placed to comment on the evolution of editorial analytics. You can find her at @emkuntze or email at em[at]contentinsights.com    

CEO, Neva Labs, Ireland

Mark Little is CEO of Neva Labs, a new Irish start-up developing solutions for people who want a more productive news routine. Mark spent 20 years in broadcast news, as a foreign correspondent and TV anchor for RTE. In 2010, he founded the world’s first social news agency Storyful, and was most recently Twitter's VP of media partnerships in Europe.

Head of Digital, The Tiso Blackstar Group, South Africa

Lisa MacLeod is Head of Digital at Tiso Blackstar Group, South Africa’s largest English-language publisher, and owner of 8 newspapers, 15 websites, music, film and radio businesses across the continent.  Her role is to lead digital strategy and innovation, and manage Tiso Blackstar’s online properties with 6-million unique browsers monthly on titles such as TimesLIVE, SowetanLIVE and BusinessLIVE, as well as implement sustainable digital monetisation streams.

Lisa was previously General Manager of Digital for Media24’s 24.com in Cape Town, and prior to that spent 12 years in London at the Financial Times, helping to drive their print to digital integration. She served as Head of Operations for FT.com, widely thought to be the most successful paid website in the media industry, and FT Managing Editor, overseeing staffing, strategic planning and budgets for the FT globally.

During the 70th WAN-IFRA’s annual congress in Estoril, Portugal, Lisa MacLeod was elected Vice-President of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers. She has been on the board of the World Editors Forum for many years, and has taught and spoken at numerous international conferences and training events for WAN-IFRA and the WEF.

Commercial Director, Human Made, UK

Ant has been helping enterprises get the most out of new technology for 20 years. He started his career in agencies delivering new websites for the likes of Xerox, Aviva, and British Airways back when AJAX was cool. He spent 11 years in various technology areas of the BBC, including archives, open source innovation, and the the BBC’s own drone effort, before returning to the web agency world in 2013. Commercial director of Human Made since 2015 he’s been proud to help grow the team from 20 to 70 strong, and deliver superb sites and platforms for enterprise clients all over the world.

Senior Editor-in-Chief, Helsingin Sanomat, Finland

Kaius Niemi began his journalistic career as a television and radio reporter at the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE in the 1990s. Later he worked as a reporter at the television channel Nelonen (Channel Four Finland). In 1998 Niemi moved to Helsingin Sanomat where he was a staff writer at the Foreign Desk for six years. In 2005 Niemi became the City Editor of the Helsingin Sanomat City and Metropolitan News Desk. Two years later he was appointed Managing Editor of the newspaper. Since 2010 Kaius Niemi has worked as Editor-in-Chief of Ilta-Sanomat where his main focus is the digital content and its development. Kaius Niemi was appointed Senior Editor-in-Chief of Helsingin Sanomat September 2013.

Director, Norwegian Media Businesses’ Association (MBL), Norway

Randi S. Øgrey is the Director of the Norwegian Media Businesses’ Association (MBL) the leading media trade organization in Norway which counts approximately 324 member businesses, of which 172 are newspapers, 21 printing offices, 26 distribution companies, 24 TV companies, and 13 advertising groups. The Association’s objectives are to help build a diverse, independent and economically healthy industry; to secure editorial independence, and to initiate common initiatives in cases where the members deem it necessary and useful.

Head of special projects, the Guardian, UK

Mark Rice-Oxley is a journalist and author. After stints as a foreign correspondent and news editor, he now heads up the Guardian's special projects team, working on investigations, exclusives and news packages on big global themes. He also writes on mental health and psychology, and is the author of a memoir about depression and recovery, Underneath the Lemon Tree.

Head of Analytics and Marketing, Expressen, Sweden

Josefina Rickardt is head of analytics and marketing at Expressen, a Swedish multichannel newspaper with a weekly reach of 60% of the population in Sweden. Expressen is the most data informed newsroom in the Nordics, with visitors coming from all over the world to study its transformation from a legacy media house to a digital multichannel media house in the forefront of TV and analytics. Josefina is in charge of analytics, markering and consumer revenues in stores and online. Josefina has been with the Expressen for four and half years, and worked previously at Swedish start up Sticky, an eye tracking and emotion measurement platform, and has studied at Stockholm School of Economics.

Editorial Manager, Kleine Zeitung, Austria

Michael Sabath is editorial manager at Kleine Zeitung. This is a new function created in 2014, when the the regional Austrian newspaper with a circulation of 250,000 copies a day integrated their print and online newsrooms. He is in charge of personnel, infrastructure and related editorial change management. Prior to this position he was sports editor and managing editor. Sabath has been at Kleine Zeitung since 1984. 

Director of Digital Innovation, WELT, Germany

Niddal Salah-Eldin is Director of Digital Innovation at Axel Springer’s WELT.  In this newly created function, she is part of the chief editorial staff and works on all matters relating to editorial development, partnerships, distribution, paid content and innovation at the intersection between editorial, product and tech.

Prior to this position, Niddal was Head of Social Media. She studied communications, political science and journalism in Mainz and Washington, D.C. and holds a Magister/ Master’s degree. During her studies she gained practical experience working for ZDF German television, RTL and CNN in Germany and in the U.S., among others. After a stint working in a communications agency she is now following her passion for social media and journalism at “WELT”. In 2015 Niddal has been named one of the year’s top 30 under 30 in journalism (“medium magazin”).

Deputy Head of Audience Engagement, Financial Times, United Kingdom

Hannah Sarney works as both an editor and advocate for the future of newsrooms, pushing for innovations that will improve reach, relevance and genuine engagement with readers. She helps lead a newsroom team that is focused on creating and implementing audience-first strategies. Her projects aim to drive editorial analytics ever deeper into newsroom practice and bring stakeholders together from the newsroom, product, analytics, marketing and events.

 

Head of the ATC Innovation Lab, ATC, Greece

Nikos Sarris photo

Nikos Sarris is the Head of the ATC Innovation Lab, working on new technologies with a focus on the media sector. For the last 20 years he has been working in R&D projects as a researcher, project manager and coordinator of large multinational consortia. Lately he has mainly been involved in projects focusing on the semantic 'understanding' of news content and the assessment of its trustworthiness. He is currently managing two related products on behalf of ATC: TruthNest and TrulyMedia.

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.

Political Editor, VG, Norway

Hanne Skartveit is a Political Editor at VG in Norway. She has a law degree from the University of Oslo and Master of International Public Policy (MIPP) from Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C. Hanne is hosting the weekly podcast "Skartveit" where she talks to people in power.

Editor in Chief and CEO, VG - Verdens Gang AS, Norway

Gard Steiro is a Norwegian journalist and editor. In 2016 Steiro was appointed editor-in-chief and CEO of VG, Norway´s leading digital media house. With 2.5 million daily users cross platforms VG reaches half of the population in Norway.  Steiro started as a reporter. The last ten years he has held several leader positions in different media companies. From 2011 to 2015 Steiro was chief editor of Bergens Tidende, the largest regional newspaper in Norway.  Steiro is a member of the management team in Schibsted Media that owns and runs a large number of newspapers and digital startups in ScandinaviaGard sterio is currently the Editor in chief and CEO of VG - Verdens Gang AS

Head of platforms and strategic partnerships, MittMedia, Sweden

Thomas coordinates the overall development of the digital content platforms of Sweden's largest local media company. He is also responsible for all strategical and operative cooperations and partnerships between MittMedia and other companies in Sweden and internationally.

Director of Audience Engagement, Dagens Næringsliv, Norway

Ingeborg Volan (39) is the director of audience engagement at Dagens Næringsliv, Norway’s most prominent business newspaper. She’s an online news veteran who early saw the possibilities of reaching audiences better online. She’s very passionate about understanding news users and letting their needs shape journalism. Among other roles, Ingeborg has previously worked as the first head of social media at the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) and lead the NRKbeta innovation crew. She’s also taught digital journalism at the Norwegian Institute for Journalism, been head of newsroom innovation at Adresseavisen and president of the Norwegian Online News Organization.

Project Coordinator, WAN-IFRA, France

Andrea Wagemans photo

Andrea joined WAN-IFRA's Global Alliance for Media Innovation as Project Coordinator in 2017, and is mainly responsible for the Research & Innovation Projects that GAMI participates in (INJECT, CPN, Media Innovation Mapping). She gets most energy from projects like these that bridge research and practice, applying new insights about media innovation to real-life situations. This is also the focus of her ongoing PhD-research and research projects at the University of Groningen. Before joining GAMI, she worked as a (freelance) journalist and researcher.

Innovation Manager, DW Research & Cooperation Projects, Deutsche Welle, Germany

Tilman Wagner
Tilman Wagner is a researcher, journalists and curious open mind with the Innovation Team at Deutsche Welle. With one background in digital media production and another one in media sciences, he focuses on the intersection of journalism and technology - always with the aim to improve the user experience. With a personal interest in digital storytelling, Tilman has worked on projects around social media analysis and data-driven-approaches, and is currently all-in for drone journalism, digital verification and transparent algorithmic news offerings. Before joining DW, he worked as a UX specialist at the United Nations media department and as a Concept Designer for Accenture, an international technology consulting company.

Customer Success Manager, Chartbeat

Alisa Schaefer is a Customer Success Manager at Chartbeat, overseeing strategic partnerships with industry-leading publishers to help optimize their analytics efforts, and providing customized insights and specialized training to client teams and leadership. Based in New York, she is a native of Cologne, Germany.

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