Speakers | WAN-IFRA India 2018

WAN-IFRA India 2018

25 Sep 2018 to 27 Sep 2018
Hyderabad
India

The 26th Annual Conference

Speakers | WAN-IFRA India 2018

Speakers

CEO, WAN-IFRA, France

Peyrègne took up duties as Chief Executive Officer of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) on 1 October 2012. Prior to joining WAN-IFRA, since the end of 2008 he worked in the office of the French minister of Culture and Communication where he was responsible for newspapers and new media as well as the “états généraux de la presse écrite,” the French government’s response to the economic difficulties facing the newspaper industry. From 2004 to 2008 he was head of development at Edipresse Publications SA in Lausanne, with responsibility for reader studies and marketing research.

Editor, The Hindu, THG Publishing, India

Mukund Padmanabhan is the Editor of The Hindu. He was previously Editor of The Hindu Businessline. He has a Masters in Philosophy and worked briefly as a lecturer at the University of Delhi before switching to journalism. He worked for the magazine Sunday in Kolkata and the Indian Express before joining The Hindu in 1997. He is interested in and has written about politics, legal affairs, and literature. He is an adjunct faculty member of the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines, where he teaches law and advanced writing to post-graduate students. He curates two festivals of theatre and music — The Hindu Theatre Fest, and The Hindu November Fest — on behalf his newspaper group.

Executive President, Dainik Jagran, India.

Mr. Sandeep Gupta (54 years) is the Executive President of Jagran Prakashan Limited. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Ohio University, Athens, USA. Mr. Gupta joined Jagran Prakashan Limited in 1986.
For the Jagran Group, he leads a challenging task in day-to-day operations, Production, Purchase, Modernization and IT. He is also involved in daily newspaper Editorial matters. With more than 32 years of Newspaper experience, Mr. Gupta has witnessed the technological progress in printing and has kept his organization abreast of all developments, with an eye on the future. He keeps traveling worldwide to visit different media houses to know how the technological advances being adopted by them.

Sharad Saxena, Executive Director – Operations, HT Media Ltd, India

Mr. Sharad Saxena has rich and diverse experience of more than 35 years, spanning Research & Development, Operations, Supply Chain and Human Resources spread over different industry verticles – Railways, Automobiles, Food & Beverages and Media.

He has held key leadership roles in large MNCs and companies forming part of reputed Indian business houses.

Mr. Saxena graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra.

CEO and Executive Editor, Rappler, Philippines

Maria A. Ressa is the CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler, a social news network which uses a hearts and minds approach to news through a unique mood navigator. Rappler combines the best of professional journalism with citizen journalism and crowdsourcing.

Ms. Ressa has been a journalist in Asia for nearly 30 years, most of them as CNN’s bureau chief in Manila (1987-1995) then Jakarta (1995-2005). She was CNN’s lead investigative reporter focusing on terrorism in Southeast Asia and wrote “Seeds of Terror: An Eyewitness Account of al-Qaeda’s Newest Center of Operations in Southeast Asia” (Free Press, 2003).

In 2005, she took the helm of ABS-CBN News and Current affairs, for six years determining strategic direction and managing more than 1,000 journalists for the largest multi-platform news operation in the Philippines. Her work aimed to redefine journalism by combining traditional broadcast, new media and mobile phone technology for social change.

She taught courses in Politics and the Press in Southeast Asia for her alma mater, Princeton University and in broadcast journalism for the University of the Philippines. She worked on her second book, “From Bin Laden to Facebook” as Author-in-Residence and Senior Fellow at the International Centre for Political Violence & Terrorism Research in Singapore. She is also the Southeast Asia Visiting Scholar at CORE Lab at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

Consulting and Training services, USA

Steve Yelvington was born into the news business, the son of a newspaper editor, and has worked as a photographer, reporter, editor and executive at news companies throughout the United States. He has served as VP/Audience, VP/Content and Strategy, Director of Publishing Systems, Executive Editor and in other roles for Morris Communications, Cox Interactive Media,  and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Before moving to the digital world in 1994, he worked in print journalism in Minnesota, Missouri and Illinois. He has won both the EPPy Outstanding Individual Achievement and NAA Online Innovator award.

Editor and Publisher, The Daily Star, Bangladesh

Mr. Mahfuz Anam is the Editor–Publisher of The Daily Star, the highest selling English newspaper in Bangladesh commanding 75 percent of the English newspaper market. During his Editorship (1993 - till date), The Daily Star has become the most respected and trusted English language newspaper of the country. He pursued a vigorous editorial policy of strengthening democracy, freedom of expression, freedom of media and fundamental rights. His occasional column "Commentary" has gained tremendous popularity among readers.

In 1998, Mr. Anam was made the Publisher and CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Mediaworld Limited, the owning company of the paper.
Before co-founding The Daily Star in July 1991, he worked for 14 years with UNESCO from 1977 to December 1990 in various public affairs and media capacities in Paris, New York and Bangkok. His last position with UNESCO was in Thailand, Bangkok as “Regional Media & Public Affairs Representative” for Asia and the Pacific, covering 31 countries from which he resigned in December 1990, returned to Bangladesh, and started this paper.

Mr. Anam holds B. A. Honours and a Masters Degree in Economics from Dhaka University. During his student life, he was the winner of All Pakistan Debating Championship for 3 consecutive years, winning championship in Karachi, Dhaka and Lahore in 1967, 1968 and 1969 respectively.

He started his journalism career in March 1972 and worked as Staff Correspondent of Bangladesh Observer and Assistant Editor of Bangladesh Times before starting his overseas career in 1977. He was awarded Jefferson Fellowship in Journalism in 1976 by the Honolulu based East - West Center. He was given the “Courageous Journalism” Award, 2016, by the East-West Centre, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
He is the founding President of Newspapers Owners Association of Bangladesh (NOAB). He is presently Secretary General of the Editors’ Council of Bangladesh.

Founder & Editor-In-Chief, DataLEADS / CIJ, India

Syed Nazakat is an award-winning journalist, media entrepreneur, founder and Editor-In-Chief of DataLEADS, which is a data-driven Indian initiative aimed to create new platforms of data research and storytelling. Syed Nazakat leads DataLEADS in New Delhi, as well as overseeing its outreach across Asia with different partners including with Asia News Network (Thailand), a network of 22 leading Asian daily newspapers in 20 Asian countries, with a combined circulation of 14 million and a readership of more than 50 million.

He is also founder of the Centre for Investigative Journalism, a non-profit organization he founded to promote the cause of watchdog journalism in India. He has worked in senior positions at different media organisations and has over 18 years of experience as broadcast, print and online journalist. He has reported on wars, armed conflicts, human rights issues & security and developmental issues from more than 30 countries and has covered the war in Afghanistan, political turmoil in Nepal, developmental issues in Laos and Cambodia, unrest in Thailand, the conflict in India’s Kashmir region, the civil war in South Sudan, defence industry in Germany and Australia, unrest in Myanmar and political instability in Bangladesh. He was the first Indian journalist to report from an Al-Qaeda rehabilitation camp in Saudi Arabia and in 2013 he was given unprecedented access by the USA to the military detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to report about prison abuse cases.

Nazakat has been the recipient of several national and international journalism awards he has been judge for the Global Shining Light Award, a unique global award which honors investigative journalism in a developing or transitioning country.

Syed Nazakat is also President of Society of Asian Journalists (SAJ), an independent organisation of 400+ editors and journalists in 27+ Asian countries. He is member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (Washington) and represents Asia Pacific Region at Global Investigative Journalism Network, leading the GIJN’s mandate and media activities across Asia which include facilitating Asian Investigative Journalism Conference, recommending and short-listing panellists, identifying potential sponsors and participants and conducting training sessions.

He holds B.Sc degree from India and Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass communication from the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines.

Sr. Vice President - Sales and Market & Brand Development, DB Corp Ltd., India

Vinay Maheshwari

Vinay Maheshwari, Sr. VP (SMD & Brand Marketing), DB Corp Ltd.
Seasoned professional with over 22 years of diverse industry experience in the field of Strategy, Sales, Market Development & Brand Management with Global and Indian Firms

Led businesses, large-scale operations, successfully managed P&Ls and Brands of different sizes, different audiences, and at different stages in their life cycle.

Strategizing and developing new Revenue Streams, Incubating new business models

Managing Channel and Retail Sales, Led Strategic Alliances, Re- designing business processes and building consumer connect. Top Strengths – Learner, Focused, Strategic, Achiever & Relator

President, INNOVATION Media Consulting Group, UK

As a Partner at Innovation, he has directed projects all over the world helping news operations to re-invent their products and stay relevant with shifting audiences. He has worked and advised hundreds of media companies on every continent. He serves on the Advisory Board of several media companies around the world. 

He has been listed as one of 'The World's Leading Innovators' in Journalism and Media' by Journalism UK Site.

Mr Señor is a highly-sought commentator on the media industry, speaking at global forums and quoted frequently in leading publications such as The Economist and The Financial Times. 

He is also the co-editor of two annuals books; Innovation in NewsMedia and Innovation in MagazineMedia, written on behalf of WAN-IFRA and the FIPP respectively.

He is a former journalist and presenter for PBS's NewsHour, EBN-Wall Street Journal TV, CNBC Europe. And he served as London correspondent of International Herald Tribune Television. His work has been nominated for an EMMY and his television programme, Media Report, was voted by viewers as Europe’s Best Business Programme. He continues to work as a live events and television host and presenter globally.

CEO & Editor-In-Chief, Svenska Dagbladt, Sweden

Head of Marketing & Advertising, FG Media, Malaysia

Ting Ting is kind and passionate in helping others. She is known to speak her mind and stand up to injustice when others are afraid. She also have a hunger for knowledge and self-growth and is a keen reader.

In 2011 Promoted as Head of Advertising leading FG Media responsible for advertising sales across Mkini Group.

In Sep 1, 2008 Joined Malaysiakini as Business Development Executive.

Journalist, BuzzFeed, Canada

Jane Lytvynenko is a journalist with BuzzFeed News, where she investigates online misinformation. Her work focuses on analyzing the spread of fake news and the rise of hyperpartisanship though online platforms using digital tools. Besides English, she speaks Russian and Ukrainian.  Her work has also appeared in Maclean’s, CBC News, and Canadaland, where she was a media reporter and editor. She lives in Toronto.

AI Entrepreneur

Parankusha is a Tech entrepreneur helping enterprises and startups adopt disruptive technologies like  AI at an early stage. Previously, he was VP-R&D focussing on AI and automation at Ninestars, a digitization company. While at Wipro Technologies, he co-conceptualized HOLMES AI platform in 2014, a pioneering initiative among the top IT services companies in India. He was the head of engineering of its flagship program - HOLMES EKYC. He also brings a wealth of experience in multiple domains across Banking, Capital Markets and Media. Parankusha has a Master’s degree in Management from I.I.M Lucknow and a Bachelor’s in Computer Science & Engineering from N.I.T Jamshedpur.

 

CEO, Lodestar UM, India.

Nandini Dias

Nandini Dias is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Lodestar UM and she leads one of most talented and capable teams in the country. She is also part of the global FCB Media board.

Nandini has the distinction of having launched over 400 brands in media and has managed media investments for over 175 clients like Samsung, Johnson and Johnson, Accenture, Cadburys, Tata, Mahindra, Birla, Amul, Marico. She has set up various skilled practices like Brand Experiences, Content, Celebrity management etc. In addition, she has been part of the team identified to set up the creative agency FCB Interface Communications. Known for her strategic acumen she has developed several research based tools for better media investments.

Touted as the Most Influential Woman in the advertising and media industry by the prestigious Economics Times, Nandini has probably won the maximum number of media awards in the country. She has lead Lodestar UM to the Media Agency of the Year title several times in the biggest Indian award shows like Goafest and AAAI. She has been a consistently been winning at all levels. She won the Media Planner of the year award in her early years and in the last two years (2016 and 2017) recognized as Agency CEO of the year. In between those awards she has also been recognised at Cannes and Spikes on more than one occasion, World Leadership Congress , Lady CEO of the year by Navabharat , Times Power Woman etc.

She is a long serving jury member at the Emvies, Effies, Goafest, Cannes, Spikes, Festival of media, Press Club of India, and many more.

Nandini also ranks consistently among “Most influential media people”,” Woman Achievers” in all the prestigious industry rankings. In the last Economic Times Brand Equity Survey, she was the highest ranked woman in Advertising & Media in the country. Her position among the industry's top women leaders has seen her being invited as a speaker on several industry platforms and in business schools in India and overseas.

Besides being passionate about the media business Nandini is passionate about sports and doing philanthropic. She has won a number of awards in the sport of badminton. A mother of two sons Nandini is a strong advocate of work- life balance

Group Head - Communications, Reliance Industries Ltd. India

Rohit Bansal

Rohit Bansal is a group leader with RIL, India’s most valuable company. He is an expert at the intersect of media strategy, reputation and digital disruption. Rohit is a TEDx speaker - the talk can be accessed on the hashtag #PowerOfOneVote.

Rohit is a Distinguished Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation (Asia’s highest rated think tank from India), a Fellow at the Institute of Competitiveness (a knot of Prof Michael E Porter’s work at Harvard) and a Mentor at JioGenNext, a startup scalerator incubated by RIL. 

Rohit read history at St. Stephen’s College in Delhi (1988) and completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) from Harvard Business School (Fall 2009, alumni status). He is a British Chevening scholar and an executive education alumna of the University of Westminster, The Times Centre for Media Studies, and the European Journalism Centre, Maastricht.

Rohit served on the Board of News Broadcasters Association in India and is/was on some media boards like TV18, Network 18, Viacom 18, IBN Lokmat and HomeShop 18. He has been Resident Editor of The Financial Express, New Delhi; Managing Editor (and later COO) of India TV; Editor-Business, Zee News; Special Correspondent, Television 18; and Senior Business Correspondent, The Times of India. Among philanthropies and volunteering, Rohit has served on the Trust of St Stephen’s Alumni Foundation and Sankalp, dedicated to eyecare. He is connected to the cause of wildlife and livelihoods.

WAN-IFRA, Deputy CEO

Manfred Werfel is WAN-IFRA Deputy CEO, based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He is responsible for the Expo business of the association. He takes also care of the World Printers Forum, the print community within WAN-IFRA.

Since 1996 Werfel is part of WAN-IFRA’s management team. Over time he was responsible for Research, WAN-IFRA Reports, Expert Committees, Consulting, Training, Print Quality Projects, Events, Innovation Projects, World Press Trends, World News Media Congress, World Printers Forum and Expo. In 2012 he acted as Interim CEO.

CEO, Procurement Association of the Danish Press, Denmark

Thomas Isaksen is a board member of the WAN-IFRA World Printers Forum. He holds a Master’s Degree in Economics, an MBA and a Master’s Degree in Negotiation.

Chief General Manager - Operations, Telangana Publications Pvt Ltd

Ch. Srinivas

Srinivas Ch is General Manager-Operations of Telangana Publications Group. 

He primarily heads the Operations of the Group, which publish NAMASTHE TELANGANA Telugu and TELANGANA TODAY English dailies. The Group recently owned ManRoland’s Double-width Press Cromoman and Ferag’s Mailroom system under Srinivas’s leadership. In this role, he oversees Company’s Production, Prepress and IT departments includes QC at various stages. 

Srinivas is also a Journalist, who writes about Scientific and Technological developments across the Globe. He also serves as Content Editor for the Group’s Telugu Portal NTNEWS.COM 

Prior to Telangana Group, Mr. Srinivas served as DGM-Technical of Telugu Daily SURYA. At this position, he headed IT, Prepress and Digital Edition departments. Started his career with Eenadu as an Engineer, Srinivas is one of the few Onlookers who experienced various generations in Offset Printing Technology since 1990.

Deputy General Manager, Transcraft Ltd., Bangladesh

Sarwar Amin. At present serving as Deputy GM at Transcraft Ltd., Dhaka, Bangladesh, country’s largest newspaper printing house. Transcraft prints the Daily Prothom Alo (vernacular), The Daily Star (English language) newspapers, own by Transcom Group, a conglomerate of the country. Both the Dailies are number one in circulation and objectiveness in their respective field. 

After completing graduation and a Diploma in Printing Technology locally, he has studied a special Diploma Program in printing technology at GMDC-SDU, Netherlands under DenHaag Varsity in 1993 having a Dutch Govt. Fellowship. Also participated in a post-graduate program at London College of Printing, South London in 1994.

Mr. Amin had the opportunity to take part in on-the-job training programs in Japan, Singapore, Korea, China etc. on various purposes of newspaper printing system to boost his knowledge and experience. He is a 5 times participator in Drupa Print Fair in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Research Engineer, WAN-IFRA, South Asia.

Prabhu Natrajan is a Printing Technologist, graduated from Anna university, Chennai. He is a expertise in Newspaper Production and with 10 years of technical experience from THE TIMES OF INDIA.

At Present he is with WAN-IFRA and he is a project manager for International color quality competition and also responsible for activities of Research and Material Testing Center (RMTC) owned by WAN-IFRA. RMTC offers newsprint and news ink testing, print quality evaluation, Press simulator training, ISO 12647-3 certification.  

Chief Operating Officer, Wijeya Newspapers Ltd, Sri Lanka

Janaka

Chief General Manager-Operations, Jagati Publications Ltd, India

T.K.Suresh  working as Chief General Manager-Operations in  Jagati Publications Ltd, India  having   26 yrs of experience in  news paper printing.

 He is looking after all Production operations in Jagati.

He started his career as a Mechanical Engineer and he mastered in printing. He previously associated with Dinamalar , Singapore Press Holdings and many other publications.

General Manager-Quality and Prepress, Jagati Publications Ltd, India.

Mr.B.Gouri Sankar  working as General Manager-Quality and Prepress in Jagati Publications Ltd having 23yrs of experience in Newspaper  Quality and Prepress.

He is looking after all Quality and Prepress departments in Jagati. He started his career as Electronics engineer and mastered in Quality. He previously associated with Dinamalar and other Publications 

Deputy Chief Manager - Engineering, Bennett Coleman & Co Ltd, India

Rajiv Sen

Rajiv Sen has more than 19 years of experience in the Printing Industry with extensive exposure to latest maintenance practices, preventive & predictive maintenance approach & “Hands-On” maintenance methods for effective trouble shooting of plant assets.He started his career with BCCL as a trainee engineer in Kolkata branch & is currently heading the asset management function under Mechanical Engineering Department at Kolkata. 

He is Mechanical Engineering Graduate from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. 

Ravi Saini, Deputy Chief Manager - Production, Bennett Coleman & Co Ltd, India

Ravi Saini has more than 18 years of Industrial experience. He started his career with Web Machine Manufacturing Industry and has been working with BCCL for past 16 years in production department. He joined BCCL as a Production Officer in its New Delhi branch and is currently heading the Pre-press Department in its Sahibabad branch. He is also associated with Central Quality Group and led his team to won QCI National D L Shah Quality Award 2016. 

He is a Printing Technologist & Graduate from University of Delhi.

General Manager, Suddeutscher Verlag Zeitungsdruck, Germany

Josef Schiessl

WAN-IFRA India 2018

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