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  • Chief Executive Officer and Group Editor in Chief, Tempo Inti Media

    Mr. Bambang Harymurti serves as CEO of PT Tempo Inti Media Tbk since May 29, 2007. He also serves as Company’s Corporate Chief Editor. He was Company's Director from 1999 to 2006 and Vice President Director from 2006 to May 29, 2007.

    He attended the Friendly Free Press Fellow internship course of Time magazine. In 1987, he was the Bureau Chief of Tempo Magazine in Bandung and became the Bureau Chief in Jakarta from 1987 to 1989. He became the Bureau Head of Tempo in Washington, USA, until 1994.

    When Tempo was republished in 1998, he was appointed as Deputy Editor in Chief and a year later, he was appointed as the Chief Editor of Tempo Magazine. He was the Chief Editor of Koran Tempo in 2001. He was Editor of Harian Media Indonesia and Member of the Press Council.

    HArymurti graduated from Institut Teknologi Bandung in 1984 and from J.F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, in 1991.

  • Head of Marketing, The Daily Star

    Winner of South Asia Digital Media Awards 2017 by Google and WAN-IFRA, "South Asian Business Excellence award by HRD Congress and The Most Influential global marketers by World Marketing Congress, Tajdin is a bold but a thoughtful leader who has brought a vision of change, far broader than " a tweak here and a tweak there". Currently working as "Head of Marketing" in The Daily Star, the leading English daily of the country. He is a passionate, creative and result driven leader with strong understanding of Business strategy and transformation. He has revamped the business model of The Daily Star and created alternative channels to ensure business growth. He has recently launched Messenger BoT, kind of first for a media house in South Asia and this achievement has been highlighted in INMA, the International News Media Association and GXpress, an Australia based technology newspaper. He has also been invited to Chennai, India as a speaker to present case study on Artificial Intelligence based digital product along with BBC UK and other renowned
    brands.

    He possesses extensive knowledge in marketing, strategic planning, project management and business development experience across media, telecoms, Oil & gas, courier & logistics and fast moving consumer goods industries. He has also worked for flagship brands like BAT, Chevron, Robi Axiata ltd and DHL Express ltd.

    He represented The Daily Star in World News Congress in Washington DC and Digital Media Congress
    in Hong Kong. Apart from that he attended number of training programs and workshops in Germany,
    Switzerland, Singapore, Bangkok and Srilanka. Tajdin is also a successful Google Squared (The digital
    marketing leadership course developed with Google) online graduate. He is also passionate about writing articles on his blog (www.tajdinhassan.com) and sharing those on various social networking sites. He has done his executive MBA from IBA and currently he is also the President of Alumni Association of Brac University.

  • Head of Marketing, The Daily Star, Bangladesh.

    Tajdin is a passionate, creative and result driven leader with strong understanding of marketing technologies and trends, data analytics and business strategy. He possesses extensive marketing, strategic planning, project management and business development experience across media, telecoms, Oil & gas, courier & logistics and fast moving consumer goods industries. He has also worked for flagship brands like BAT, Chevron, Robi Axiata ltd and DHL Express ltd. As a marketing head of the leading English Daily, The Daily Star (www.tahedailystar.net), currently he is responsible for managing the portfolio of advertisement, digital media, circulation and brand marketing.

     

    He represented The Daily Star in World News Congress in Washington DC and Digital Media Congress in Hong Kong. Apart from that he attended number of training programs and workshops in Germany, Switzerland, Singapore, Bangkok and Srilanka. Tajdin is also a successful Google Squared (The digital marketing leadership course 
    developed with Google) online graduate. He is also passionate about writing articles on his blog (www.tajdinhassan.com) and sharing those on various social networking sites. He has done his executive MBA from the top business school, IBA- University of Dhaka and currently he is also the President of Alumni Association of Brac University, one of the leading private universities of the country.

     

  • Business Development Manager, Germany

    Christian Hasselbring has over 16 years of experience on the digital side of the publishing industry. Until 2013 he was part of the management of German and international media-houses. Amongst others, as managing director of stern.de GmbH for Gruner + Jahr, Head of Product and Program for Welt Online / Berliner Morgenpost Online at Axel Springer and as Director of Information & Community for AOL Germany. Today Christian Hasselbring is business consultant for digital markets and Head of Business Development for the Munich-based micropayment enabler LaterPay.

  • Global Director of Content Partnerships, Guardian News and Media, UK

    Suzy Hay

    Suzy joined Guardian News and Media two years ago as Global Director of Content Partnerships. She is responsible for leading the partnerships, content syndication and distribution teams; with an emphasis on managing the global partnerships with leading digital platforms. Prior to the Guardian, Suzy gained over 15 years experience in business development and partnership roles at Apple, Microsoft and Yahoo, along with a number of key start ups including Overture and OpenX.

  • Executive Director, Startups, Business Finland, Helsinki

    Jukka joined Tekes in 2012. He has held several CEO and director positions as well as being co-founder of his own company. Jukka holds both an MBA and an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from TKK. In 2015, Tekes (now Business Finland) funded about 700 startups. Its funding for all startups under six years has reached €140 million in total.

  • Bennett, Coleman & Co Ltd., India

    Sanat Hazra, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd., India holds a BS in Photographic Science & Engineering and MS in Printing Technology.. Previously, Mr. Hazra worked at the New York Daily.

  • Technical and Production Director, The Times of India

    Sanat Hazra studied at the Rochester Institute of Technology, earning BS in Photographic Science & Engineering, MS in Printing Technology and attended Tuck College at Dartmouth University studying Corporate Leadership Program. Before joining the Time of India as Technical and Production Director in 2008, Sanat worked at the New York Daily News as VP of Production. Sanat dedicated 14 years with the New York Times prior to joining the New York Daily News. As Executive Director of Production at the New York Times, Sanat was responsible for transforming company’s two printing plants into state of the art operation, optimising the entire supply chain of the newspaper, implementing Statistical Process Control and Six Sigma process and winning many International Newspaper Color Quality Club awards.

    Prior to the NYT; he worked for the Crosfield Electronics as Senior Material Science Engineer. At Crosfield Electronics, he developed direct imaging thermal plate for CTP application.

  • Managing Partner at Fourkind

    Avec Fourkind, Jonne aide les organisations à mieux gérer les données en renforçant les capacités, les équipes, les analyses et les produits grâce à une connaissance approfondie de l'ensemble du cycle de vie des activités axées sur les données, de la compréhension de l'entreprise à l'analyse avancée des données et au lancement de produits.

     

    Spécialités: Business development, nouveaux business models, technologies émergentes, data science, big data, data-driven business, génie logiciel, wearable computing, traitement du signal, data mining, apprentissage machine, informatique haute performance, internet des objets, internet industriel, automatisation marketing.

    At Fourkind, Jonne helps organizations better manage data by building capacity, teams, analytics and products with in-depth knowledge of the entire lifecycle of data-driven activities, understanding from the company to advanced data analysis and product launches.

     

    specialties: Business development, new business models, emerging technologies, data science, big data, data-driven business, software engineering, wearable computing, signal processing, data mining, machine learning, high performance computing, internet of things, industrial internet, marketing automation

  • Head of Print Department, Süddeutscher Verlag Zeitungsdruck GmbH / Germany

    Robert Heitzer studied printing technology at the University of Applied Science in Munich. Since 1996, he has been working at the printing plant at the Süddeutsche Zeitung in Munich. Heitzer was responsible for different projects including the re-investment press, automation of paper-roll handling process and retrofit projects. Moreover, he was interim Technical Director at the printing plant Frankenpost in Hof, a subsidiary of Süddeutscher Verlag.

    Currently, he is managing the printing department of the Süddeutsche Zeitung, where Germany´s most popular daily Newspapers (Süddeutsche Zeitung, BILD, WELT, FAZ, Handelsblatt ) as well as Sunday Newspapers ( BamS, Frankfurter Sonntagszeitung and WELT am Sonntag) are being produced.

  • Editor-in-Chief, KK, KK.no and Topp, Aller Media AS, Norway

    Ingeborg Heldal is the  Editor in Chief of KK, KK.no and Topp. She worked as a journalist in TV, radio and print and in digital publications for the last 14 years.

    She was the Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan, Side2.no and worked with many influencers. 

    Ingeborg also hosts her own radioshow and podcasts. 

  • Director Product Management and Technology, OMS Vermarktungs GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

    Dirk Hellmann has been the Director of Product Management and Technology at OMS Vermarktungs GmH & Co. KG, Germany since 2009. He is responsible for Publisher Consulting and Product Management.

    OMS belongs to the Ströer Digital Group GmbH and is the leading ad sales and consulting unit for more than 300 German and international brands- mainly newspapers and radio stations- with high quality editorial content.

  • Director, EPFL+ECAL Lab, Switzerland

    Nicolas Henchoz is the Founder and Director of the EPFL+ECAL Lab in Switzerland. The EPFL+ECAL Lab is a unit of the EPFL (Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) in cooperation with ECAL (University of art and design Lausanne). Its mission is to foster innovation at the crossroads between technology, design and architecture.

    The Lab bases its activities along three axes: giving new meaning to technologies developed in the scientific labs, fuelling innovation by widening the scope of designers’ work and forming new links between research and applications for society.

  • Executive Director, NYC Media Lab, USA

    Justin Hendrix

    Justin Hendrix is Executive Director at NYC Media Lab. Hendrix connects companies seeking to advance digital media technologies with New York City’s universities to drive R&D and innovation. Launched by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, NYU and Columbia University, NYC Media Lab is a public-private partnership encompassing the universities of NYC and corporate members such as Hearst, ESPN, Major League Baseball Advanced Media, Bloomberg, News Corp, NBCUniversal, Viacom and Verizon. The Lab's interests range across disciplines from data science to design to engineering, and its programs include seed R&D projects with member companies as well as The Combine, which encourages digital media startup formation and technology commercialization on the City’s campuses.

    Previously Hendrix was Vice President, Business Development & Innovation for The Economist, where he directed prototyping and commercialization of new digital media business concepts. He is a regular writer and speaker on media & innovation. Hendrix holds a Bachelor of Arts from the College of William & Mary and a Master of Science in Technology Commercialization from the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin.

  • 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 more than 330.000 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.

  • General Manager Premium, BILD Digital, Germany

    Tobias Henning of Germany 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 more than 330.000 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.

  • CEO, RedMas Audio.ad / Smarty Content Americas, Argentina

  • Executive Editor, The Huffington Post, USA

    Liz Heron is the Executive Editor of The Huffington Post, a Pulitzer Prize-winning source of breaking news, video, entertainment and solutions-focused journalism, as well as a highly engaged platform for opinion and conversation. Liz has built a career leading innovation in digital and traditional media, with a keen eye for the forces shaping the overall media and tech landscape – from traditional to cutting edge, both US-based and international. Before joining HuffPost, Liz led Journalism Partnerships at Facebook, managing a team that collaborated with and advocated for news organizations and journalists, and was an editor at The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal.
  • Editora Ejecutiva, Huffington Post, EE.UU.

    Liz Heron es la editora ejecutivo de The Huffington Post, un medio ganador del premio Pulitzer en las categorias de últimas noticias, video, animación y periodismo centrado en soluciones, así como una plataforma altamente comprometida para la opinión y la conversación. Liz ha construido una carrera impulsado innovación en los medios digitales y tradicionales, con un buen ojo para las fuerzas que configuran los medios de comunicación en general y el paisaje de la tecnología - y ha incursionado tanto en lo tradicional com en lo vanguardista, tanto en los Estados Unidos como a nivel internacional. Antes de unirse al HuffPost, Liz dirigió las Alianzas Periodísticas de Facebook, gestionando un equipo que colaboró con y abogó por las organizaciones de comunicación y los periodistas. También fue editora de The New York Times, The Washington Post y The Wall Street Journal.

  • Director, Media Freedom, WAN-IFRA

    Andrew has worked for over 10 years as a journalist and editor in the UK, Spain and France. He has been with WAN-IFRA since the beginning of 2010 and was previously responsible for editorial and communications in the Press Freedom and Media Development team. Based at the organisation’s Paris secretariat, he has worked in a number of countries across the Middle East, Africa and Asia as part of WAN-IFRA's on-going efforts to defend press freedom and support independent news publishers.

  • Marketing Director, Subscriptions, Telegraph Media Group, United Kingdom

  • Digital Editorial Strategy Director, Trinity Mirror

    David is digital editorial strategy director at Trinity Mirror, working with national and regional news titles across the UK and Ireland. As well as shaping the transformation of existing brands for a digital future, David has also helped launch a number of new brands in recent years which are redefining how local news is shared and how they reach new audiences.

  • Founder, FactWire, Hong Kong

    Don Ng has worked for a number of local newspapers including the Hong Kong Daily News, Wah Kiu Yat Po and the South China Morning Post before serving in the TVB's newsroom.  During his tenure in TVB, Don's assignments covered North Korea, East Timor, Afghanistan, London and Washington. After he left TVB, Don joined the China desk of the Cable News, and was assigned to Baghdad and Kuwait during the US invasion in Iraq. Don has received many international journalism awards, including the RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award, New York Film Festival Gold Award, and the Human Rights Award. Don left Cable News in 2007 when he founded the EyePress, a photojournalism agency in Asia. In 2015, Don crowd-funded USD600,000 to found a non-profit news agency, the FactWire.   
  • Editor, Mashable, Singapore

    Victoria Ho is Mashable's editor in Singapore, responsible for launching Mashable's Asia arm. A business and technology reporter for over a decade, she's previously worked for Singapore Press Holdings, TechCrunch and CBS Interactive. When she isn't writing, she's making music with her band.

  • Project and Innovation Manager, Gothia Innovation AB, Sweden

    Johan Hoffman is a Project and Innovation Manager at Gothia Innovation AB, the company managing and developing Gothia Science Park in Skövde. He is working with strategic consulting to develop and implement innovation management in businesses as well as project management and process development in order to create and develop cooperations for innovation, primary within video games industry and academia. Hoffman has eight years of experience as a journalist. Since 2011 columnist in a local newspaper.

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