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  • Chief Product Officer, Singapore Press Holdings

    Gaurav Sachdeva

    As Chief Product Officer, Gaurav is driving the vision, strategy, design, development and monetization of Singapore Press Holding’s digital media content and products. Backed with 15+ years of experience in technology, business strategy and product management, Gaurav was Head of Product for Growth team at Grab, Product Leader at Autodesk & Adobe driving their respective products portfolios, whilst defining the next generation strategy and steering core thinking for these products through business model transformation. Gaurav has an MBA from Indian School of Business (India), and has a background in computer science and engineering from Cambridge University (UK) and Delhi College of Engineering (India). Outside of work he dwells in photography and music, and was the lead singer of two Indian rock bands, which he co-founded. 

  • Head, Strategic Planning, MediaCorp

    Guillaume Sachet is the Head of Strategic Planning at MediaCorp, where he drives group strategy, corporate development and innovation including mentoring startups in MediaCorp’s Mediapreneur incubator program. Currently, he sits on the board of Cubinet Interactive, a Malaysian digital games publisher, in which MediaCorp has a majority stake.

    He has 20 years of experience in the media and telecom industry. Prior to joining MediaCorp in May 2012, Guillaume was a Partner with the strategy practice of the consulting firm, Accenture, responsible for Communications, Media and Technology strategy clients across Southeast Asia. Over the years, he has developed deep media and telecom industry knowledge and expertise across the APAC region.

  • 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.

  • Group CEO Madison Media & OOH, Madison World, India

    Vikram over his 28 years with Advertisers (P&G, Coca-Cola), Broadcaster (Star TV) and Agency (GroupM), and across Media, Brand Marketing and Marketing Research, has developed a conviction on how marketing grows brands. Vikram Sakhuja is an engineer from IIT Delhi and an MBA from IIM Calcutta. He joined P&G in 1988 where over 8 years, he held positions in Marketing Research and Media. He then joined Coca-Cola where over 5 years he went on to manage the brand marketing portfolio. Post that Vikram spent a year with Star TV Network (Newscorp) setting up their marketing department as the EVP Marketing. From 2002 he has been with the WPP group. He was the Managing Director of MindShare South Asia; then was the CEO of GroupM South Asia for 6 years. From there, he took on the global role of WW CEO Maxus for two years. He has recently been appointed GroupM’s Global Strategic Development Officer, with a remit of driving data and technology deeper into the Media practice.

  • 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”).

  • Product Manager, News Monetization, Facebook, USA

    Sameera Salari is a Product Manager on Facebook’s News Monetization team, focused on User Pay Products and working to build products that empower publishers as they develop their paid audiences. She leads product teams focused on building acquisition and retention solutions aimed at supporting publishers across their Subscriptions, Memberships and Donations models. Before this, she worked on Suicide Prevention and Memorialization Products at Facebook, where she built products that helped to connect mental health resources to the people who need them and protect and respect the online profiles of those who have passed away. Sameera has a Bachelor of Arts in City and Regional Planning, and a minor in Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley.

  • Editor de Contenidos y Proyectos Digitales, Grupo El Comercio, Peru

    Carlos Salas

    Carlos is a journalist graduated in the Peruvian University of Applied Science. He started working in El Comercio in 1997, first in the area of Community Expansion and then in Sports. Since 2006 it was editor and in 2014 took over the responsibility of this section both for digital and print.

    In 2009 was founder professor of the first Degree in Sport Journalism in Peru, in the San Ignacio de Loyola Institute. He has been teaching for more than 7 years.

  • Co-Founder & Director, Pictoline, Mexico

    Eduardo Salles (Mexico, 1987) is a graphics designer, ilustrator, writer and cultural hacker. Co-Founder of Pictoline. Creator of the Enlightened cynicism (illustrated cynism). Ex-Creative VP and other positions or certain relevance. Has published 2 books. Won several advertising / journalistic / literary awards and worked with several reknown brands (Nike, Google, El País, The New York Times, etc). He aimed to maintain his bio as short as possible. He believes he managed to do so.
  • Manager, Comercial Division, Clarín Group, Argentina

  • Product Manager for strategic partnerships, Google News Lab, Brazil

    Barbara Salvoni Sarti has worked at Google since 2012 and is currently Product Manager for strategic partnerships. Formed in social communication by FAAP.

  • Editorial Director, CNET en Español, USA

    Gabriel Sama is the editor-in-chief of CNET en Español, a technology site based in San Francisco, California. Gabriel has more than 20 years of experience in the publishing world and is an expert in launching new projects on all platforms. Gabriel has launched newspapers, magazines and websites as editorial director in Mexico and the United States for companies such as Editorial Televisa, Recoletos and CBS Interactive. Among those projects are the magazine Quo (Mexico, 1997), the newspaper chain Rumbo (San Antonio, Texas, 2004) and CNET en Español (San Francisco, California, 2013). He has also been an editorial consultant for projects in Mexico, El Salvador, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Chile, Dubai, Greece and Russia.

    Gabriel graduated from Communication at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico and has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York, where he graduated with honors in 2000. He also received the prestigious Knight scholarship from Stanford University in 2010 Gabriel lives with his wife and children in Palo Alto, California.

  • Head of Storytelling, Tortoise Media, UK

    Ravin is an innovative executive producer/journalist with 10 years experience working in news and digital media. Previously, he was the executive producer for BBC Stories – the BBC’s first digital current affairs strand, where he built an audience engagement team for Digital Current Affairs. Ravin also worked as a senior broadcast journalist for BBC News and created the first Snapchat documentary for BBC Panorama as well as developed a number of new storytelling formats for BBC News and Current Affairs.

    He was identified as an “Emerging Leader” on the first BBC News Leadership programme. Before joining BBC, Ravin led the team behind NewsPoint, a digital newsgathering operation in London. His responsibilities there included finding the best user-generated video and picture content for breaking news stories, reporting on international news using social media content and acquiring and managing rights to content for clients. He also led the team that manages rights for UGC content on YouTube, helping users monetise their video when used for broadcast and across news websites.

    He was previously the editor of the award-winning citizen journalism site Blottr.com and has used social media for newsgathering to cover the Arab Spring, the London Riots, the Oslo shootings, the Mumbai bomb attacks, the Syria conflict, the Boston Marathon bombings and various other breaking news events around the world.

    Ravin holds an MA in International Relations from the Department of War Studies, King's College, London and a bachelor's degree in Politics & Sociology (BSc).

  • Exec. VP Communications & CSR, Schibsted Media Group, Norway

    Lena K. Samuelsson

    Lena K. Samuelsson joined the group management team of Schibsted Media Group in September 2013. Samuelsson is a journalist and was during the 12 years prior to joining the group management team the editor-in-cheif of Svenska Dagbladet in Stockholm, a leading quality and business daily. 
    She also worked at Aftonbladet for many years and serves on several boards such as Schibsted Norway, Hitta.se and 20 Minutos in Spain.

  • Digital Content Manager, ElTiempo.com, Colombia

    Digital editor at El Tiempo.com. Masters in Digital Communication at Barcelona University and Carlos III University. Former professor at Javeriana University. Multimedia content expert. Architecture Business and IT strategy course at Los Andes University. Interests include: Data Journalism, corporate reputation, and STEM and STEAM educational models. Currently completing a masters in Strategic Communication at Sabana University.

  • Digital Content Manager, El Tiempo

    In 2011 José Sánchez started at EL TIEMPO.COM as Digital Editor. He and his multimedia team have won four international journalism awards in the last five years, including Spain King, GDA, Interamerican Press Society and Ortega Gasset’s. He is currently developing a new strategy to expand EL TIEMPO’s audience and create a new workflow in the newsroom.

  • Cofounder & Deputy Director, eldiario.es, Spain

    Juan Luis Sánchez

    Juan Luis Sánchez is a journalist specialised in new media and digital content. He is cofounder and deputy director of eldiario.es, an independent digital news site financed by an innovative system of members and donors. Founded in 2012, eldiario.es has became a key news site with high influence in Spain. He masters multimedia skills that has used as a reporter in India, Kosovo, Sahara or Turkey. He is also cofounder of another innovative digital media outlet in Spanish “Periodismo Humano”.

  • CEO, El Economista, Mexico

  • Senior Director, Deseret Digital Media, USA

    Matthew Sanders

    Matt is Senior Director at Deseret Digital Media and General Manager of Publisher Solutions, where he oversees BrandForge syndicated and native ad content studio, Deseret Connect contributor service, and DDM Academy digital transformation training services. His organization develops technology, and delivers news media and advertising for Deseret Digital Media group websites in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Indonesian languages. A mix of full-time employees, contractors and developers numbering more than 6500 combined, delivers more than 50 million page views to the media group per month, as well as content studio syndication and branded content services to more than 450 publishers worldwide. 

    Mr. Sanders joined Deseret Digital Media in June of 2010. DDM is the largest media enterprise in the U.S. intermountain west and one of the fastest growing globally.

    Matt serves on the board of directors, and as Vice President of the Inter-American Press Association, which involves the owners and leaders of major news media organizations throughout Latin America.

  • Director of Video Production, Adria Media Group, Serbia

    Igor Sanjevic has journalistic experience as reporter in the Serbian Broadcasting Network (RTS), as news producer at Fox TV (Newscorp) in Serbia, and at Prva TV. He has wide-ranging connections with professionals in public and government sectors in Serbia, and is a proficient user of communication systems.

    In 2006, Igor Sanjevic began working as the editor-in-chief at Fox News television in Serbia, and then at Prva TV. He has also been working as the CEO Adviser for the news programs at B92. In N1 TV (CNN affiliate), he has worked as executive producer of program content. Igor Sanjevic is a producer of numerous promotional campaigns: for Ministry of Labor in 2013, for scientific center in Svilajnac, and Dino Park in Belgrade. Currently he is the Director of Video Production in Adria Media Group.

  • Co-founder - Head of Consumer Experience, Poool, France

    Alexandre Santini co-founded Poool in 2016, a tech startup that aims at reshaping the way people access and finance content. Its first product, Access, is a dynamic paywall solution that helps publishers implement the best strategies for their audience. At Poool, Santini is focused on customer success & product. Prior to that, he spent years as lead developer in web agencies.
  • Founder and CEO, Chicas Poderosas, Portugal

    Mariana Santos founded Chicas Poderosas, a non-profit organization that aims to bring more women into technology, started in Latin America, back in 2013. Today she runs it full time with her co-director Vicki Hammarstedt and a board of directors, experts in the different areas of journalism, entrepreneurship, business, innovation and design thinking. Former infographics editor at Olympic Committee Rio 2016, former director of Interactive and animation at Fusion Media. Knight Innovation Chair at Florida International University in 2015-16. JSK Knight fellow at Stanford 2015 and Knight International Journalism Fellow 2013-14 working all across Latin America in major newsrooms and with independent journalists. Mariana Santos is a visual storyteller, who did groundbreaking work as a member of the interactive team at The Guardian in London. A trained animator, she pioneered the newsroom’s use of motion graphics to make data stories more compelling. She leads design thinking workshops to increase multidisciplinary approach to storytelling, and she is a leader in community transformation via digital training.

     

  • President of the Republic of Colombia

    Born in Bogota on August 10, 1951. He was a cadet at the Navy Academy in Cartagena; he studied Economics and Business Administration and carried out graduate studies at the London School of Economics, Harvard University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

    He was Chief of the Colombian delegation before the International Coffee Organization (ICO) in London; he was the most recent Designate to the Presidency and Colombia’s first Foreign Trade Minister. He has also been Finance Minister and National Defense Minister. During this last position, he was in charge of leading the implementation of the government’s Democratic Security Policy.

    He created the Good Government Foundation (Fundación Buen Gobierno) and founded the political party Partido de la U in the year 2005, currently Colombia’s largest political party.

    As a journalist he was a columnist and Deputy Director of the newspaper El Tiempo, he was awarded the King of Spain Prize and was president of the Freedom of Expression Commission for the Inter American Press Association (IAPA). He has published several books, among which the most significant are The Third Way, co-written with the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and Check on Terror (Jaque al Terror), where he describes the most important actions against the Farc terrorist group during his tenure as head of the Ministry of Defense.

    On June 20, 2010, (after obtaining the largest vote during the first round of the presidential elections which took place on May 30 of the same year) at the second round of the presidential elections, he was elected President of the Republic of Colombia for the four year period between August 7th, 2010 and August 7th, 2014. He obtained more than 9 million votes, the highest amount obtained by any candidate in the history of Colombian democracy.

    During his campaign, he promised to lead a government of national unity that would carry out the transition from Democratic Security to Democratic Prosperity.

    On June 15, 2014, in the second round and with more than 7.8 million votes, he was reelected as President of the Republic for the 2014 - 2018 constitutional term with a government plan based on three pillars: Peace, Equity and Education.
    President Santos is married to María Clemencia Rodríguez, with whom he has three children: Martín, María Antonia and Esteban.

  • Head of Audience Development, IDN Media, Indonesia

    Novita Santoso serves Head of Audience Development at IDN Media and is based in Surabaya. For the last five years, she has been handling various digital marketing responsibilities at IDN Media including content distribution, social media, digital ads and search engine optimisation (SEO). Prior to join IDN Media, she worked as a book editor for two years, before moving to a local branding agency in Surabaya as a member of its research and development team for two-and-a-half years.

    IDN Media operates IDN Times (news), Popbela.com (fashion, beauty, lifestyle), Popmama.com (Millennial parents), Yummy (food), IDN Creative (branded content), IDN Event, and IDN Creator Network (data-driven influencer network). IDN Media wants to bring positive impact to society and aims to demoratise access to accurate, balanced, useful and positive information and ultimately become the voice of Millennials and Gen Z in Indonesia.

  • COO, Dainik Jagran-inext

    Alok Sanwal is the COO of Dainik Jagran I-Next, a broadsheet daily newspaper published by Jagran Prakashan, one of the largest media companies in India with the highest print circulation. He is a media professional with experience in the fields of sales, services, brand management, media services and running a print media set up.

    Mr Sanwal is a Communication postgraduate from MICA (formerly known as the Mudra Institute of Communications) and an Engineering graduate from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani. He started his career in 1993.

    He was previously COO and Editor of I-Next, the bilingual compact-sized daily from Jagran Prakashan Ltd and was managing content and the business of the publication. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Jagran Prakashan Ltd.

  • Editor, timesofIndia.com

    Prasad Sanyal

    Prasad started with TV, went digital after a decade and is now trying to make sense of the biggest newsroom in the world's most dynamic news environment. Currently he is The Editor of times of india.com. Previously he was with NDTV Convergence handling their newsroom, resources and handling big news day coverage. Prasad’s special interests are technology and cricket. 

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