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  • Co-Founder // Editor, Are We Europe Foundation

    Ties Gijzel photo

    Europe is changing. Journalism is changing. So Are We Europe (AWE) wants to change European journalism by reporting on the often neglected and ever-changing state of the European identity. We empower aspiring European journalists and creatives to explore this topic through collaboration and innovative multimedia formats. AWE is a community, a magazine, and a platform for talent development.

  • Managing Director, Linkpulse

    Tarjei Gilbrant
  • Vice President, News, Google, USA

    For more than thirty years, Richard Gingras has led highly-regarded efforts in the development of online services, software, and new media. These endeavors range from pioneering uses of satellite networking for television, the first applications of television signals for data distribution, both pre-Web and Web-based online services, and the creation of various platform technologies. Over the last several years Gingras has focused his attention on the transformation of the media landscape.  

    He serves on the boards of the First Amendment Coalition, the International Center for Journalists. In the fall of 2012, Gingras was recognized with the Manship Prize for contributions to the evolution of digital media. The Manship Prize is awarded by the Manship School of Mass Communications at Louisiana State University. In May 2013, Gingras gave a commencement speech at West Virginia University. Until July, 2011, Gingras was CEO of Salon Media Group which operates the popular and acclaimed news site Salon.com, the blogging community OpenSalon.com, and the pioneering virtual community The Well. Gingras has had a long association with Salon having assembled its initial seed financing in 1995. Salon was the first web-only publication.

  • Director of Team Development and Intrapreneurship, McClatchy, USA

    Jeremy Gockel leads McClatchy’s multi-disciplinary innovation team and spearheads the coordination and delivery of the Design Thinking boot camps and Ignite accelerator program. These internal programs provide employees at all levels of the organization a meaningful hands-on experience with the design thinking process and related methodologies. He also advises fledgling entrepreneurial teams as part of McClatchy’s external investment in Matter VC, a twenty week bi-costal accelerator designed to the shape the future of media by building a more informed, connected, and empowered society. While the constituents vary across the three programs, the core mission of instilling creative confidence in insight driven change and innovation remain universal.

  • Executive Director, The Express Group

    Anant Goenka

    Anant has been passionate about Journalism since an early age. He joined the Express Group in 2012 with two clear objectives: to grow Express’ legacy of hard-hitting independent journalism and its reach in both the print and digital medium. Digital quickly emerged as his pet project and over the past four and half years, the Group has grown from 4 million unique visitors to 52 million unique visitors a month.

    Express’ history of investigative journalism continues with the Panama Papers, Isharat Jahan Witness  Tutoring Tapes, Chattisgarh Election Fixing Tapes, Essar Leaks, Dadri Lynching and many more stories that   have had a significant impact across the country. Its financial daily, The Financial Express, is also recognised for its pathbreaking reportage on the UB Holdings takeover and its consistent coverage on  banking and infrastructure.

    GQ magazine says Anant is one of India’s 50 most influential young Indians in 2016 and a 2014 profile in Forbes Magazine said Anant exudes the energy that he promises to infuse into the venerable Express brand. Over the past four and half years, indianexpress.com has emerged as India’s 2nd largest newspaper website and the Group one of the 4 largest digital news players. Even in regional media, Loksatta – one of Mumbai’s largest newspapers – has emerged the largest Marathi website in the country.

    Before joining the Express, Anant worked at Spenta Multimedia and at Bloomberg’s commercial division at their London office. During his college days, he was a recognised blogger on The Huffington Post and continues to write in The Indian Express- his recent piece on Punjab drugs was quite popular.

    He is a Dean's Scholar in print journalism from the Annenberg School of Journalism, Los Angeles, where for two years he was a teaching assistant for the course History of American News Media and for Entertainment News and Society. He is very passionate about aviation and motoring. He enjoys all kinds of live music, especially modern Jazz, and is a pretty terrible drummer himself.

  • Director - Operations. Scroll.in

    Anushree Goenka is the Director of Operations at Scroll.in. Among other things, she heads revenue generation for the company.

    She has cross-industry experience in business and growth strategy, innovation and marketing strategy through her years of strategy consulting experience with Monitor Deloitte (erstwhile Monitor Group). She brings a nuanced understanding of business operations and B2C companies. Anushree holds an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad and a B. Tech. in Information and Communication Technology.

  • Chief Executive Officer, Hürriyet, Turkey

    Recognized for over twenty years as one of the leading authorities on digitalization, transformation, organic growth and customer strategies, Caglar Gogus is the Chief Executive Office at Hurriyet, Turkey’s largest and newspaper and digital publisher and classified sites.

    Caglar Gogus has been the CEO of Hurriyet since February 2016 and worked as an independent member of the Board of the company in 2015. He has been working on accelerating the digitalization and convergence efforts thus digital revenues at Hurriyet and looking for further strengthening the firms’ real estate classified business and searching for new business extensions and revenue streams.

    Before Caglar joined Hurriyet, he had an extensive international management consulting and entrepreneurial background in the areas of organic growth, financial services, customer experience management and big data technologies.

    Caglar has been a keynote speaker at various global and regional conferences and executive workshops. He speaks with authority on issues of media, digitalization, organic growth and change management.

  • Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

  • Social Media Editor, Malaysiakini.com

    Norman Goh is the social media editor of Malaysiakini and takes on the responsibility to strategise, plan and 'repackage' the stories with editors and journalists on various social media platforms. He is also part of the team involved in analysing data metrics on social media trends and behaviours in Malaysia.   An avid photographer and blogger since 2006, Norman started working with Malaysiakini since 2014 and represented Malaysia at one of the panels during UNAOC summit in 2014 where he spoke on harnessing the positive power of social media in news reporting. He was also among the co-founders of Sarawak Bloggers, a community of bloggers and social media influencers set up in 2010. 

  • President WAN-IFRA , former Vice Chairman, The New York Times, USA

    Michael Golden was appointed vice chairman of The New York Times Company in October 1997. He was also elected to the Company’s Board of Directors in 1997. From 2009 to January 2012, Mr. Golden served as president and chief operating officer of The New York Times Company Regional Media Group. Mr. Golden served as publisher of the International Herald Tribune from 2003 to 2008.

    Mr. Golden is the President of WAN-IFRA. He is also chairman of the board of directors for International Center for Journalists, a Washington, DC-based non-profit organisation that raises journalism standards through hands-on training workshops, seminars, fellowships and international exchanges. Additionally, Mr. Golden serves on the boards of The Associated Press and the Newspaper Association of America. He also serves on the board of directors of Graham Windham.

  • SVP, Technology & Ad Operations, IAB, and General Manager, IAB Tech Lab, USA

    Before joining IAB, Gombert was CEO of Gombert Consulting, a full service digital media consulting agency and she is Founder and Co-chair for the IAB Programmatic Council.

    Prior she was Head of Digital Sales and Strategy at Conde Nast and founder of CatalystDesk, Condé Nast’s digital media trading platform. Gombert joined Condé Nast in March 2013 from Google by way of Admeld, where she ran the trading desk, agency, and demand-side platform relationships and helped grow RTB from an idea to a killer business.

    Prior to Admeld, Gombert worked at Right Media, the first online advertising exchange, where she focused on ad selection algorithms and market dynamics. Right Media was acquired by Yahoo in 2007. Her early career included stints with Nielsen, DoubleClick, and the finance world with JP Morgan Chase and Commerzbank. Advertising has allowed her to travel the world, and she has experience in international markets, including EMEA, APAC, and Latin America.

  • Operations General Manager, Protecmedia LATAM

    José Jorge Gómez has a long professional career in the sector, with 30 years dedicated to the media. In the last decade he has participated in the direction and execution of numerous digital editorial projects in newsrooms throughout Latin America. The accumulated experience with clients of very varied idiosyncrasy make him one of the greatest experts in the detection of those "little things" that are necessary to ensure that a digital migration achieves its objectives. This graduate in Chemical Sciences is Galician by birth, Argentinian of heart and Chilean of adoption. He is currently General Manager of Operations of Protecmedia Latam.

  • Head of Online Partnerships Group for Spanish Speaking LatAm, Google, Mexico

    Camilo has 12+ years experience in the digital industry. He's co-founded three tech start-ups and has been a consultant on e-commerce strategies and usability for Colombia's Tourism Ministry, among others.

    In December 2012 we joined Google as its Head of Online Partnerships Group for Spanish Speaking LatAm. He's now leading the business' growth within this market, focusing in strategy creation that achieve more engaged users, through media, resulting in sustainable business models for them.

    Under his role he's in charge of Google's tools for media monetization. Together with his team he advises large, medium and small publishing groups to develop and strengthen digital transformation processes, which include the mobile industry's revolution and the definition of new business models. Camilo continues to work with the community of entrepreneurship in the region, is currently a mentor of digital entrepreneurs and collaborates with Wayra, Startup Weekend, the Founders Institute and The Google Accelerator Launch Pad among others.

  • Global Advertising Strategy and Sales Director, The Financial Times, UK

    Dominic Good is the Financial Times’ global advertising strategy and sales director, appointed in November 2013. He is responsible for the FT’s global advertising sales across print, digital and content marketing as well as overseeing the research and insight teams in Europe and the USA.

    Good was previously EMEA publisher for the Financial Times, overseeing advertising sales and circulation in the region.

    Good rejoined the Financial Times in 2004 after 5 years during which he was a founding partner of Adforum.com a web based creative monitoring and intelligence service for marketing professionals, founded in 1999.

    He first joined the Financial Times in 1989 in the UK, later transferring to Europe as manager of the Paris office and commercial manager of the FT's first foray into the Russian market, Financial Izvestia.

    Good was educated at London University, the University of Aix en Provence and gained an MBA in 1999 from City University Business School.

  • Global Advertising Strategy and Sales Director, The Financial Times, UK

    Dominic Good is the Financial Times’ global advertising strategy and sales director, appointed in November 2013. He is responsible for the FT’s global advertising sales across print, digital and content marketing as well as overseeing the research and insight teams in Europe and the USA.

    Good was previously EMEA publisher for the Financial Times, overseeing advertising sales and circulation in the region.

    Good rejoined the Financial Times in 2004 after 5 years during which he was a founding partner of Adforum.com a web based creative monitoring and intelligence service for marketing professionals, founded in 1999.

    He first joined the Financial Times in 1989 in the UK, later transferring to Europe as manager of the Paris office and commercial manager of the FT's first foray into the Russian market, Financial Izvestia.

    Good was educated at London University, the University of Aix en Provence and gained an MBA in 1999 from City University Business School.

  • CEO, Moat, USA

    Jonah Goodhart is the CEO and Co-Founder of Moat, a New York based Analytics company focused on driving success for marketers and publishers. Moat is at the forefront of helping shift digital advertising away from impressions and clicks and toward new models of attention. Jonah was also the Founding Investor and Board Member of Right Media (acquired by Yahoo!), Founding Partner of WGI Group, and Co-Founder of Billions.org. Jonah was a member of Mayor Bloomberg's Council on Technology and Innovation and is a member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors Commission on Innovation.

  • VP of Business Development EMEA, Wochit, UK

    Garrett Goodman is VP of Business Development for EMEA at Wochit, the video creation platform used by media leaders including Bauer, Financial Times, and France24 to make engaging video for social and mobile audiences. He has worked for The New York Times and a series of cutting-edge tech and media startups across Europe, and blogs for The Media Briefing and INMA on innovations in the media.

  • Chief Operating Officer, Digital, Star Media Group & SVP Digital Ventures, Torstar Corporation

    Chris Goodridge

    Chris Goodridge has been with Torstar Corporation since 2004. During that time he has held a number of positions with both Torstar Corporation and Torstar Digital. His most recent role, prior to being appointed Acting President of Torstar Digital in April 2012, was as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Torstar Digital where he was responsible for leading the Finance function, partnering with the business leaders on digital strategy & operations as well as leading the M&A and partnership activities for Torstar Digital. Prior to assuming the Finance role at Torstar Digital, Chris was the Director of Corporate Development for Torstar. Christopher Goodridge holds an Executive MBA from the University of Toronto and a Law Degree from Osgoode Hall Law School.

  • Managing Director - Publisher, Le Parisien - Aujourd’hui en France, France

    Sophie Gourmelen is Managing Director and Publisher of newsbrand Le Parisien - Aujourd’hui en France (a division of LVMH Group). She is a former Head of Sales and Circulation, Digital Marketing and Communication at Groupe Les Echos (business news) where she contributed to the digital transformation of the business and developed its digital subscriptions. Prior to Groupe Les Echos, she was Marketing Director at Prisma Media (the magazine’s subsidiary of Grüner and Jahr in France), contributing to the active development of digital sales and the implementation of their CRM strategy. She worked for IMP direct marketing for 15 years as the senior manager for the south of Europe.

  • Chief Digital Officer Mittmedia, Göteborg

     Robin Govik, 36, is the Chief Digital Officer of MittMedia.

    After 12 years with Schibsted and Sweden's leading national news source Aftonbladet, Robin left for Sweden's leading local news source – MittMedia. MittMedia is known for its digital strategy and have invested a lot in its own platforms and systems. MittMedia has managed to build a strong digital subscription business with journalism – and data in focus.

  • Editor In Chief (Digital), Trinity Mirror, United Kingdom

    Alison Gow is Editor In Chief (Digital) with Trinity Mirror. She has experience implementing and assessing new ways of engaging audiences across the newsrooms, working with external partners to bring new ideas and technology to their journalism. This includes working with editors to champion exciting new ways of telling stories across multiple platforms, promoting a strong editorial culture of storytelling, reader awareness and collaboration across Trinity Mirror Regionals' brands.

    A journalist and blogger who has worked in the UK regional press for more than 20 years, she is a former editor of the Daily Post and Wales on Sunday.

  • Founder & CEO, GP Rao Consulting LLP, Malaysia

    GP Rao is a Management Advisor and Founder of GRP HR Consulting LLP. Mr. Rao has more than 36 years of multi-business and multi- location experience in HRM. He has worked for SAIL, JK Group, SK Birla group and Reliance group in India and Malaysia.

  • Head of Digital/CTO, Libération, France

    Xavier is the Head of Digital at Libération, 4th largest circulated news daily in France, leading an eleven-person team composed by marketing and technical profiles such as : data analyst, business developer, client support, Web developers and designers... Liberation.fr has a global audience of 25 milion visitors and serves nerly 80 milion pages views across Web, Mobile and Applications.

    Xavier is responsible for all digital operations, facilitating decision making and improving business opportunities. He also provides technical vision and expertise to ensure innovation and meet business & editorial needs. 

  • Executive Vice President Digital, Aller Media AS, Norway

    Stephan Granhaug (born 1972) was assigned his current role in 2015, after being CEO and Editor in Chief at Scandinavia Online AS where he had run a major turn around case since 2012. At Aller Media he has P/L responsibility for all digital media outlets, including tech and product development, as well as maintaining major partnerships with external players such as Google’s Digital News Initiative and various social media.

    Aller Media’s Norwegian operations has managed to drive a digital growth case along the print decline that has led the company to a state where more than 70% of its advertising revenue stems from digital, while delivering a healthy profit margin from its digital activities.   

    Stephan’s professional carrier started in Schibsted ASA in 2000, where he worked with corporate and business development within digital media. After covering several roles accross Schibsted’s operations, he left the media conglomerate after 7 years, to become CEO at DB Medialab in 2007. From 2009 to 2012 he was VP of digital business, product and tech development at A-pressen (today Amedia), the largest local and regional news publisher in Norway.  

    Stephan has a keen strategic eye and draws his energy at the intersection of technology, editorial and commercial.

  • Vice President, APAC, Vindicia

    Michael Greco

    Michael Greco is Vice President of Asia Pacific, for Vindicia and is responsible for leading Vindicia’s initiatives and expansion in the region. Michael brings more than twenty years of experience in Asia Pacific leading sales organizations at Lucent, Lenovo, Juniper Networks and NTT. Michael has led these organizations to penetrate new markets and introduce new products. Vindicia brings enterprise-class innovation to consumer-facing subscription billing to help digital companies acquire and retain more customers by making payments seamless, secure and easy using Vindicia® CashBox® SaaS-based subscription billing and recurring payment solution.

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