Ponentes | Digital Media Asia 2015

Digital Media Asia 2015

Ponentes | Digital Media Asia 2015


Confirmed Speakers #DMAHK15


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.

Director, Global Advisory - WAN-IFRA, Germany

Ben is a leading expert on digital media, and at WAN-IFRA he has the task of providing independent advice on digital strategy and organisational change. He will also lead the various WAN-IFRA initiatives to support the media industry in its transformation.

Previously, he was Shaw Media's Chief Digital Officer, and focused in driving digital revenue and audience for their digital products in the United States. Shaw was also the company’s CTO and previously IT Director. He oversaw the alignment of all technologies to Shaw’s audience and revenue growth strategies. He was also actively involved in optimizing Shaw Media's over 100 print and digital publication products and workflows. He is a licensed Apple iOS Developer and an Apple Certified Help Desk Specialist.

Head of Digital - Bloomberg Media, Asia Pacific

Anjali Kapoor

Anjali Kapoor is Head of Digital, Asia for Bloomberg Media, where she is responsible for overseeing the execution of Bloomberg's digital strategy in the region. Her team of digital editors based in Hong Kong work to unify Bloomberg’s powerful existing media assets – including Bloomberg News, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Markets and Pursuits magazines, Bloomberg Television, Bloomberg Radio and original digital video - to deliver relevant stories for Bloomberg.com. Previously, Anjali was Director, Digital News Strategy at The Globe and Mail in Canada where she oversaw the digital editorial strategy from Singapore for more than three years. Before moving to Singapore, she was the Managing Editor, Digital for the publication in Canada, where she worked with senior management to shift the traditional newsroom into a digital culture. 


Asia Digital Editor, The Wall Street Journal

Yumiko Ono

As Dow Jones' Asia Digital Editor, Yumiko Ono oversees the WSJ's video and social-media teams in Asia and is responsible to grow their audience in the region. She also assists with the overall management of operations across the Asia newsroom. Yumiko was previously Dow Jones' Audience Engagement Editor and, as such, she was focusing on social media, SEO and new content in order to make the WSJ stories reach a wider audience in Asia in English, Japanese and other local languages.

Global Editor of Video and Pictures, Reuters, UK

John Pullman

John Pullman is Global Head of Video, Pictures, Sport, Lifestyle and Entertainment for Reuters. His role spans visuals and text as the company focuses increasingly on multimedia news for digital markets. John started his career in newspapers in the UK, and worked at senior level for Independent Television News in London and Al Jazeera English in Qatar before joining Reuters in 2010.


Peter Zollman

Peter has been in the news business for 35 years, and been actively involved in interactive media for more than 20 years. He is executive editor and publisher of Classified Intelligence Report, and has written many industry "white papers" and special reports about interactive media and classified ads. Zollman has consulted with media groups, trade associations, broadcasters, magazines and others to help develop successful interactive media services. He speaks often at major industry conferences.

Media Innovation Strategist, Berlin

Robb Montgomery is a journalism professor, consultant and serial entrepreneur based in Berlin, Germany. He is the author of two books on visual storytelling and the founder of several businesses including Visual Editors, Montgomery Multimedia and the Smart Film School.

Montgomery is a former visual editor for the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times. He redesigned the San Francisco Examiner in 2005 and has led innovation projects throughout his career.

Montgomery teaches Mobile Journalism and Design Thinking at several European universities and is the author of “A Field Guide for Mobile Journalism” (iTunes) and “Smartphone Filmmaking” (Taylor & Francis).

He has two best-seller courses on Udemy (Smartphone Filmmaking and Mobile Journalism) and founded the Smart Film School in 2015 to provide certificate training resources for schools and organizations.


Asia Editor, Storyful, Hong Kong

Iain Martin

Iain Martin is the Asia Editor for Storyful. Storyful has a team of six people in its Hong Kong bureau working to discover the best stories, photos and video from social media in Asia. Iain joined Storyful in 2012 after working as a financial journalist in London since 2007.

President, Lamb Consulting, USA

Peter Lamb

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Lamb is a Strategy Consultant, now living in Miami, Florida, and specialising in media companies. "The goal of my consulting practice is to utilise the sophisticated strategic marketing principles and techniques, learned while doing my MBA at Harvard Business School, meshing them with a hands-on sales approach, to generate new revenue streams for publications and websites. ROI is achieved by focusing on NEW-NEW revenue ... from customers that have never used our products before: print or online."

MD, Partner Business Solutions - APAC, Google, Singapore

Jeremy Butteriss

Jeremy Butteriss is the Managing Director at Google for APAC, based in Singapore. He joined Google with 15 years of experience in media, e-commerce, strategic partnerships, venture development and mergers & acquisitions. The role includes facilitating strategic partnerships for publishers across Google's businesses, in addition to managing day to day operations of Google's monetization solutions. Previously, he served as Director, Partnerships for Google Canada, where his experience included leading partnerships across Google's monetization solutions, YouTube and Marketing solutions.

Head of Digital Strategy, English/ Malay/Tamil Media Group, Singapore Press Holdings Ltd, Singapore

Eugene Leow

Eugene Leow is currently the Head of Digital Strategy for SPH's English/Malay/Tamil Media Group. Prior to this, he was the digital editor of The Straits Times (ST), Singapore's largest selling broadsheet. Eugene's background covers over 13 years in digital media, overseeing his newspaper's transformative award-winning digital journey.

Co-Founder and CEO, The News Lens, Taiwan

Joey Chung

Joey Chung is the Co-Founder and CEO of The News Lens, one of the fastest growing new digital news sites in Asia which was started in mid 2013. Before starting The News Lens, he was with the Japanese multinational character and media company Sanrio, first starting out in San Francisco and Los Angeles as its Business Development Manager before being sent as President of its China Operations in Shanghai between 2011-2013 after of which he left to start The News Lens. Before that, he worked for Polo Ralph Lauren in New York, the Equity Research Department of investment bank UBS, and was a reporter and columnist for The Taipei Times.

CEO and Founder, Newstag, Sweden

Henrik Eklund

CEO and Founder, Henrik Eklund, was AP’s Director of Digital Partnerships and Distribution in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia. Before joining AP, Henrik was the founder and CEO of Kamera – one of the world's leading mobile and online distributors. Prior to Kamera, Eklund founded PAN Interactive, one of Europe’s leading game publishers and distributors.

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.

CEO, MCIL Multimedia, Malaysia

Keu Tien Siong

Keu Tien Siong is the General Manager of Sin Chew Media Corporation (SCMC), the publisher of the leading Chinese Daily in Malaysia, Sin Chew Daily, cum the CEO of Media Chinese International Limited (MCIL) Multimedia, the subsidiary and the digital arm of SCMC. He joined SCMC media group in 2001 as IT Manager (planning and Development). He is currently overseeing the ICT and Digital business of MCIL in Malaysia, which includes Sin Chew Online, Pocketimes video channel and Logon e-marketplace.

Founder & CEO, Coconuts Media

Byron Perry is the Founder and CEO of Coconuts Media, an online news publisher reaching up to 26 million people per month.     The Coconuts.co network of city news websites was launched in 2011 and now runs in Bangkok, Manila, Singapore, Hong Kong, KL, Jakarta, Bali and Yangon, receiving up to 4.2 million monthly unique visitors.    Under the Coconuts TV brand, the company produces original documentaries exploring the weird and wondrous stories of Asia, which have been sold to Netflix, iflix, Fusion (USA), RTL (Germany), and ABS-CBN (Philippines).   Byron previously worked at Variety magazine in Los Angeles and attended Georgetown University in Washington DC. He is a board member of the Society of Publishers in Asia.  

Product Manager Digital Paid Content, Impresa, Portugal

Pedro Monteiro

Pedro Monteiro is a Multimedia Coordinator at Expresso newspaper. With a professional background in design, nowadays Pedro works' mainly on the planning, producing and publishing of digital narratives on the newspaper's different digital platforms. Pedro is also involved on the launching of new digital projects on Expresso. Alongside his work on Impresa, Pedro is also a consultant for Innovation Media Consuting for digital journalism. Pedro is on the finnishing stage of his masters degree about digital storytelling on the Lisbon University.

CMO, Next Digital Limited - Next Mobile, Hong Kong

Vincent Tsui

Digital Analytics Manager, Lagardère Active, France

Dilson Varela Ribeiro

Lagardère Active is a major player in television and radio, with 23 radio stations worldwide, 17 TV channels and France's number one production company. France's premier mainstream magazine publishing group, with 27 press titles on the domestic market and a further 84 under licence worldwide, Lagardère Active is also the largest media group in terms of audience on the mobile web in France.

Managing Director and CMO, News Republic, France

Jérôme Le Feuvre

Jérôme is Managing Director for News Republic, the winner of the "Best Mobile Media and Publishing App" at Mobile World Congress 2015. The company’s mission is is to provide information with purpose. Their apps: News Republic, Appy Geek and Appy Gamer are optimized for a world mobilizing with smartphones, tablets and wearables. News Republic also partners with leading mobile manufacturers like HTC, Samsung, Acer, Lenovo and Sony. Prior to News Republic, Jérôme consulted for media groups on mobile strategies and co-founded two mobile start-ups. For many years, he headed mobile content marketing at Orange France.

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.

Vice President, Multimedia Sales and Integrated Marketing Solutions, Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal, Asia-Pacific

Mark Rogers

Mark Rogers is Vice President of multimedia sales and integrated marketing for Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal Asia-Pacific. Mr. Rogers assumed his role in April 2014. Leading the regional team in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo and Beijing, he manages advertising sales and marketing team for the Journal’s print, digital and conference products in the region, including local language sites in China, Japan, Korea and Indonesia.

Product Manager, EidosMedia, Italy

Marco Cetola

Marco Cetola is the Product Manager of EidosMedia's Méthode, the market leader for enterprise CMS solutions. A careful observer of the content industry, his role’s focus is to drive the product’s evolution conjugating the traditional content outlets with the opportunities of the new digital landscape. His latest products comprise a Digital Editing and Delivery platform, a Social and Analytics tools, a Business Intelligence solution and an advanced Image/Multimedia management software. Active in the publishing industry since more than fifteen years now, Marco contributed to many large editorial projects – The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post among them- designing both convergent and best-of-breed solutions.

Head of Buyer Cloud, APAC, Rubicon Project

Liam Lucas

Liam heads the Buyer Cloud for Rubicon Project (NYSE: RUBI) in Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore he works with a talented team in Sydney, Tokyo and 13 other global cities to realize Rubicon Project's mission of automating the buying and selling of all advertising. The company wants to make buying advertising as easy as booking a flight, connecting advertisers with users across any device, format or location.

Digital Media Asia 2015