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  • Manager, IT Technology Research Department, Grupo Expansión México, Mexico

    Israel graduated with a degree in Applied Mathematics and Computing from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), where he was a professor of advanced programming workshops.

    He began his professional career in print media, in outlets such as the El Economista newspaper , Diario Reporte Indigo and Imagen de Zacatecas newspaper. He was also an international consultant for HOLA Puerto Rico magazine, La Estrella newspaper in Panama, among others.

    He currently works in the area of ​​IT Technologies Research in Grupo Expansión, where he is involved in the creation and implementation of editorial processes in the newsrooms. His training and technological vision has allowed him to develop solutions and integral applications that facilitate workflows as well as the management of digital content.

  • Audience editor, The Guardian, UK

    Chris Moran

    Chris Moran is the Guardian's Audience Editor, charged with finding the widest audience possible for all the Guardian's journalism. Based in London, he's at the heart of day-to-day editorial decisions, helping editors understand what's breaking across the internet, how Guardian journalism is read and how best to promote it. He is the lead editorial strategist on Ophan, the Guardian's class-leading bespoke realtime analytics tool which began as a hack day project and is now used by 1,000 staff a month. He's a passionate advocate of democratising data: getting analytics in front of journalists as a way of helping us all understand our new medium.

  • Consultant, Ecograf, France

  • Data Unit Editor, El Tiempo, Colombia

    Author of the books "Tierra de sangre, memoria de las víctimas," and "Córdoba, una tierra que suena." Co-author of three journalism handbooks about conflict and peace, memories, and environment coverage.

    She was awarded the Premio Gabo in 2018 after her coverage on Venezuelan immigration; Preiodismo Ortega y Gasset in 2016 with a deep coverage of enforced disappearances in Colombia and Mexico; Premio Nacional de Periodismo Simón Bolívar (three times) with projects about white elephants, corruption in Córdoba, a Swedish citizen kidnapping in Alto Sinú, and land dispossesions in Córdoba and the Urabá area of Antioquia; and finally Premio Iberoamericano Sociedad para Todos with a compendium of children violence's stories.

    Fellow at Fundación García Márquez (FNPI) and Instituto Prensa y Sociedad de América Latina (IPYS).

     

  • Editor-in-Chief, Animal Politico, Mexico

    Daniel Moreno is the Editor-in-Chief and founder of Animal Político, an on-line newspaper launched in November 2010.

    Since 1989 Daniel has been a reporter in different news media groups such as Unomásuno, El Economista, and El Financiero, or Reforma (in which he participated in its foundation and worked as  a Political Information Coordinator between 1993 and 2000)

    In 2001, he was the publisher of Cambio magazine, when this was lead by Gabriel García Márquez, and later he worked as deputy editor of the newspaper El Universal.
    He was deputy general director of Milenio Diario and editorial director of Excelsior, responsible for the graphic and editorial redesign of the newspaper.

    He directed W Radio, integral station of the Prisa Group.

    He is a professor in the journalism master's program at CIDE and a radio collaborator in the groups Fórmula and Televisa Radio.

    He has been a speaker at events on journalism, digital journalism and freedom of expression organized by the New Journalism Foundation, the Congress of Digital Journalism of Spain, the World Bank, the UN, the IDB and the Spanish group Vocento.

    He is currently also editorial director of Grupo Criterio, which publishes Newsweek magazine in Spanish.

  • Director of Strategy, El Tiempo, Colombia

    Juan Pablo is Strategy Manager at Casa Editorial El Tiempo, Colombia, with responsibility over the areas of Planning, Innovation and Big Data of the company. He's an industial engineer from the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota and has a specialization degree in Finance and Systems from the same University. He's worked for 30 years in the areas of Strategic Planning, Marketing and Business Intelligence of large Colombian companies, and has been working for more than 17 years in the media sector.

  • Customer Success Manager, Chartbeat, EUA

    Jornalista formado pela Puc-Rio e com passagens pela Editora Abril e ODia, Lucas é apaixonado por soluções de tecnologia para redações. De NY, Lucas é customer success manager na Chartbeat e hoje trabalha junto aos grandes veículos da América Latina e Europa ajudando os meios a acelerarem o processo de transformação digital e a tomarem melhores decisões editoriais baseados em dados.
  • General Manager, Americas at Oovvuu

    Christine joined Oovvuuin early 2019 to expand its vision and execution throughout the Americas. Prior to joining Oovvuu she led content distribution and partnerships at Bloomberg Media and oversaw Sony Pictures' television and feature film distribution business, working with digital platforms and broadcasters across EMEA and Latin America & Caribbean. Christine graduated from McGill University (BA) and NYU Stern School of Business (MBA), speaks Portuguese, Spanish, and French, and actively mentors young professionals in media.
  • Chief Digital & Product Officer, Johnston Press plc, UK

    Jeff Moriarty is Chief Digital and Product Officer at Johnston Press and has had a broad career across digital media in The New York Times Company. Before moving to the UK last year, he was Vice President of Digital Products at The Boston Globe, where he pioneered the use of responsive web design.

  • Publisher and CEO, Dallas Morning News, USA

    James M. Moroney III is the chairman, president and Chief Executive Officer of A. H. Belo Corporation, a position he has held since September of 2013. Prior to this, he served as executive vice president of A. H. Belo since November 2007. He continues to serve as publisher and Chief Executive Officer of The Dallas Morning News, a position he has held since June 2001. 

    Moroney began his career with Belo as a sales trainee at WFAA-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth. In 1985 he became local sales manager for WFAA and later that year was promoted to general sales manager of KOTV in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He returned to Dallas in 1989 as Belo’s controller. Moroney was promoted to president and general manager of KOTV in Tulsa in January 1993. In November 1993 he became a vice president of the Broadcast Division. In January 1997, Moroney was promoted to president/Television Group assuming responsibility for the operations of all of Belo’s television stations in 15 markets across the United States. In June 1998, he was named executive vice president of Belo, with responsibility for finance, treasury and investor relations. Moroney served as president of Belo Interactive, Inc. from its formation in May 1999 until June 2001.

    Moroney has served on the board of the Television Bureau of Advertising, Belo Corp and numerous civic organizations. He presently serves on the boards of the Associated Press, the Advisory Board of the College of Communications at the University of Texas, the Bishop's Finance Council of the Diocese of Dallas, the board of The Dallas Foundation, the Board of Directors of International News Media Association and the executive committee of the board of the State Fair of Texas.

    In April 2004, Editor & Publisher selected Moroney as Publisher of the Year for his accomplishments at The Dallas Morning News. In 2012, he received the Frank W. Mayborn Award for Community Leadership from The Texas Daily Newspaper Association. 

    Moroney graduated from Stanford University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies. In 1983 he received his Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Director of Digital TV at Muscat Media Group, Oman

    Joe has been involved in TV broadcast media for nearly 20 years focusing on the sport environment in particular. He began his career and training in England with the BBC becoming the youngster sports anchor in their history.

    His Television journey has incorporated stints at not only the BBC but also Arab Radio and Television ART, StarHub, Ten Sports and Sony ESPN.

    Most recently he took the fledgling Times TV, part of the Times of Oman brand from 50,000 viewers to 29 million (by end of 2017) on multiple platforms including Facebook, Website and YouTube.

  • Digital Media Manager, Mediahuis

  • Data Privacy Innovator and Lawyer, Germany

    Jana Moser is an innovation and privacy expert. She gives advice regarding data, innovation and regulation. As attorney she also answers questions concerning data protection and privacy. Previously, she was with Axel Springer SE as Head of Data Innovation, where she lead a group-wide data strategy project with focus on business and strategy.

    From 2007 Jana Moser worked as a so called knowledge architect at knowledgeTool International GmbH in Berlin before she was legal counsel and privacy officer at studiVZ, a former popular German social network. From 2011 she worked as inhouse legal counsel at Axel Springer SE for more than 2 years and investment manager for 1,5 years. As legal counsel she gave advice in particular concerning IT law, data protection and various online web and mobile services. Aside from that, she supported a digital product portfolio with special consideration of data protection laws as well as new digital innovations and ideas like bitcoin and blockchain.

    From 2008-2010 Jana Moser wrote her doctorate thesis about “Browser games and client-based online games – The contractual relationship between provider and user” at European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder).

    Since September 2017 she supports Spirit Legal LLC as of-counsel.

     

  • Chief Revenue Officer, The Day, USA

    Michael Moses has spent the majority of his career in the publishing industry, currently serving as Chief Revenue Officer for The Day, day.com, and D2 Media Solutions in New London, CT. The Day is independently owned by a Trust established in 1938 which requires the Company to return all net profits to our community organizations. Over the past 28 years he has held many executive positions including Corporate Director of Advertising for South of Boston Media Group, Publisher with Community Newspaper Company, and Publisher with the Journal Register Company.

  • Chief Revenue Officer, The Day, USA

    Michael Moses has spent the majority of his career in the publishing industry, currently serving as Chief Revenue Officer for The Day, day.com, and D2 Media Solutions in New London, CT. The Day is independently owned by a Trust established in 1938 which requires the Company to return all net profits to our community organizations. Over the past 28 years he has held many executive positions including Corporate Director of Advertising for South of Boston Media Group, Publisher with Community Newspaper Company, and Publisher with the Journal Register Company.

  • Chairman of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), UK

    Sir Alan Moses has been Chairman of IPSO, the independent regulator of the majority of the UK’s newspaper and magazine industry, since it was established in 2015 after the Leveson Inquiry. He is a former Lord Justice of Appeal and previously served as a High Court Judge (Queen's Bench Division) and as Presiding Judge of the South Eastern Circuit.

  • Head, Future Ready & Tech Partnerships, SPH Tech, Singapore Press Holdings

    Liang Moung is an experienced technology leader in digital technologies and software development. For nearly 20 years, she spearheaded the digital technology and product development at Singapore Press Holdings (SPH). In her current role, she drives technology initiatives and innovation for future-proofing the organisation.

    From year 2000 to 2019, Liang Moung led the engineering team at SPH to develop, innovate and support the various digital products for SPH’s flagship media brands, including The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao, SPH Radio, etc. She works closely with the management team in formulating and executing strategies to drive digital transformation at SPH.

  • Editor in Chief, Nation Media Group, Kenya

    Tom Mshindi, an accomplished journalist, started his career with the Nation Group in 1986, and rose to become the Managing Editor of the Daily Nation and later the Chief Operating Officer of the Nation Media Group before taking over the Editorial leadership of the Group in 2015. In between, he has been the Managing Director of Monitor Publications Ltd in Uganda;  Chief Communication Officer of United Nations Children’s Fund and CEO of The Standard Group.  In his current role, he is leading the transition of the NMG newsrooms and Editorial processes to respond to the challenges and opportunities in the digital space.

  • Founder, 263Chat, Zimbabwe

    In September 2012, Nigel established 263Chat. 263Chat is a Zimbabwean online publication focused on encouraging and participating in progressive national dialogue. Together with a team of fellow journalists, they publish the news every day on www.263chat.com. Nigel holds a Bachelor of Financial Administration (Accounting) from Australia and an MBA from the Scotland, UK.
  • Group CEO, The Nation Media Group, Kenya

    Joe Muganda is the Group CEO for The Nation Media Group (NMG). NMG founded in 1959 by His Highness The Aga Khan, is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa and has operations in print, electronic and digital media and attracts unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. The company is a publicly listed company on the Nairobi, Rwanda, Uganda and Dar-es-Salaam bourses and aspires to be the Media of Africa for Africa.

    Muganda holds an MBA from University of Leicester and a Bsc (Econ) Accounting & Financial Management from the University of Buckingham. He previously worked with British American Tobacco in various countries and capacities for 17 years, where he rose to become the Business Unit Head (Southern Africa Markets) and Area Head of Corporate & Regulatory Affairs (East & Central Africa).

  • Facebook - Strategic Media Partnerships Manager - Africa

    Jocelyne Muhutu-Remy leads Facebook's Strategic Media Partnerships across Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to joining Facebook, Jocelyne served in various roles at Disney, Viacom and Thomson Reuters, bringing entertainment programming, television channels and international news to media platforms around the continent. She started her career as a journalist, mainly at Reuters television. In terms of education, Jocelyne studied International Relations and Journalism in Paris, France. A committed pan-Africanist, Jocelyne is passionate about great storytelling, empowering African media and amplifying Africa's voice in the world. Originally from Rwanda, she has lived for long periods in Ethiopia, France, Kenya, and South Africa, where she still resides.
  • President - ABP Digital & Editor, Fortune India.

  • National Sales Head, ABP Digital, India

    An MBA with 21+ years of experience in the field of Advertising Sales, having worked with reputed Media Organizations. Currently heading the Digital Ad Sales Business as National Sales Head for ABP Pvt Ltd. Digital Business Unit, the biggest Publishing House of West Bengal.

    Have been instrumental in increasing the Digital Ad business of ABP digital through various digital advertising solutions. Have been successful in reorganizing, streamlining and strengthening existing Digital business, identifying innovative ways of revenue maximization across digital properties

  • Sr. Account Manager, Google

  • Editor, Shillong Times

    Patricia Mary Mukhim is an Indian social activist, writer, journalist and the editor of Shillong Times. She is very much known for her social activism and her writings on mining in Meghalaya and Khasi people of the state. Patricia also the recipient of various awards as Chameli Devi Jain award,ONE India award, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry FLO award, Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity award,Siva Prasad Barooah National award and North East Excellence award, she was honored by the Government of India, in 2000, with the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri.

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