Speakers | Digital Media Asia 2019

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Digital Media Asia 2019

29 Oct 2019 to 31 Oct 2019
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Speakers | Digital Media Asia 2019

Speakers

Group CEO, Star Media Group

Born and raised in rural Crete, Andreas Vogiatzakis quit the prestigious Mathematics University of Athens to pursue his passion for Advertising at the University of Florida, graduating with High Honors. Forging a life journey from Greece to New York & Tokyo, Taiwan and Malaysia, he has built & managed several media agencies for Publicis (Starcom/MediaVest), Omnicom (OMD/PHD), WPP (Mindshare/GroupM) and Vivendi (Havas). He is currently the Group CEO of Star Media Group Malaysia. Andreas has served in many industry associations, advisory boards, university advisory panels and awards juries. Passionate about Advertising, he is a frequent industry speaker, and the recipient of several industry awards and accolades. He is a Certified Professional Coach & NLP practitioner and finds his purpose in being a catalyst for greater things to come.

Director of News Partnerships (APAC), Facebook

Anjali Kapoor

Anjali Kapoor is the Director of News Partnerships for APAC, Facebook where she supports the news industry in the region by partnering with quality publishers in Asia. She is a focused digital leader with a passion for creating engaging experiences for targeted audiences.

Over the past 18 years she has played a significant role in developing and growing audiences and revenue for large media and technology companies. She has been fortunate to work at the intersection of journalism, digital media and technology for companies like Yahoo and Microsoft, and for the past eight years working in traditional newsrooms helping journalists to tell their stories in new ways and build sustainable digital business models. Most recently she was at Bloomberg Asia where she developed the regional digital strategy for APAC and India and worked with over 600 journalists and partners across the region.

Executive Director World Editors Forum, WAN-IFRA, UK

Cherilyn Ireton heads up the World Editors Forum, the global network for editors within WAN-IFRA. She is a seasoned newspaper professional, having spent more than 20 years on South African newspapers, as journalist and editorial manger on the country's leading titles, the Sunday Times and Business Day. She rose to be Chief Operating Officer of BDFM Publishers, the business media joint venture between Pearson, owners of the Financial Times, and Times Media in South Africa which published Business Day newspaper, the Financial Mail magazine and Summit TV. She relocated to the UK in 2005 and owned an ran a London-based media consultancy, Presslinks, which advised a variety of international organizations and foreign governments.

CEO, South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd

Gary Liu is CEO of South China Morning Post, a leading English-language media company covering China and Asia. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong and is the city’s newspaper of record. Along with its flagship news products, SCMP also publishes Hong Kong’s premier lifestyle and fashion magazines, including Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Elle Men, Esquire and Cosmopolitan. Prior to joining SCMP in January 2017, Gary was CEO of Digg, spearheading the New York startup’s transformation from aggregator to a data-driven news platform. Previously, Gary was Head of Spotify Labs, where he led emerging technologies and business strategies for Spotify’s global markets, after joining as Global Director of Ad Product Strategy. Gary has also worked at AOL and Google.

Born in the United States, Gary grew up in Taiwan and New Zealand, before returning to the American Northeast where he lived and worked for 20 years. He currently lives in Hong Kong with his wife Katrina, a pediatric dentist. Gary is an Economics graduate from Harvard University.

Research Associate, Harvard Business School and Oxford University, United Kingdom

As a Research Associate at Harvard Business School in the United States, he studies technology-enabled disruption patterns across industries, including news media.  A 2016 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, Piechota explored the transformation of the media business and the future of work in creative industries.
In addition, Piechota serves as a digital strategy adviser for Poland’s Gazeta Wyborcza (Agora) and consults with media companies worldwide. He is a member of the INMA Board of Directors and is a past president of INMA’s Europe Division.
Piechota is an editor and news media executive with 20 years of experience. He began his career at Poland’s Gazeta Wyborcza (Agora) as a reporter rising to a news editor and a vice-president of Agora Foundation.
Piechota graduated in law. He is married with two small children. He is based in Warsaw and Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Vice CEO, Kompas Gramedia Group

Jayant Bhargava

Jayant Bhargava is the Vice Chief Executive Officer of Kompas Gramedia Group.  Kompas Gramedia Group is an Indonesian-based conglomerate with primary business interests across media, hotels, retail, education, light manufacturing, event management and logistics sectors.

He joined Kompas Gramedia Group in October 2018.  Prior to joining Kompas Gramedia Group, he was a partner with Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company) in the Digital, Business & Technology domain, leading their Media & Entertainment practice.  His experience has been focused around digital transformation, internationalization, M&A, operational restructuring and growth strategies.

Head of Video & Advertising Architecture, Seven West Media, Australia

Jeremy Brown
As Head of Video & Advertising Architecture at Seven West Media Australia, Jeremy works in Live and VOD video specialising in monetising across multiple platforms as well as building to scale for major events such as the Rio Olympics.

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.

Head of News & Publishing Partnerships, APAC, Google

Kate Beddoe

Kate Beddoe is the head of news and publishing partnerships in APAC. Prior to joining Google in July 2015 she had been working in the Australian media industry for over 20 years, the last 15 in digital roles in both pure digital business and traditional media companies.

Her focus is on bringing the best of Google to news and publishing partners in the region and making sure that the unique needs of the region are well reflected in Google’s approach to the news ecosystem.

As a former journalist in magazine and digital newsrooms Kate is committed to using storytelling to drive real business outcomes, for Google and it’s news partners in APAC. In her time she's created new teams, walked in to manage old ones, owned P&Ls and operated in environments where she had influence but no control. All of which makes her excited and empathic to the challenges faced in the modern news ecosystem.

When not working, Kate enjoys to spend time with her husband and two amusing children; travelling and perfecting the mix of a good espresso martini.

Director of News Ecosystem Development, Google, UK

In his role, Madhav Chinnappa works on partnerships and collaboration between Google and the news industry.  Most recently, he launched the Digital News Initiative which in March 2018 evolved to become part of the Google News Initiative, Google's overarching global framework for engagement with the news ecosystem.  

Madhav joined Google in 2010 to focus on Google News & Magazines in the EMEA region. He has worked in the news industry since 1994 - first in the launch team of Associated Press Television (APTV), a year in M&A at United News & Media and spent over 9 years at BBC News, latterly as Head of Development & Rights.

 

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.

CEO & Editor-in-Chief, IDN Media, Indonesia

Winston Utomo is the CEO & Editor-in-Chief at IDN Media, a multi-platform digital media company for Millennials and Gen Z in Indonesia. IDN Times, Popbela.com, IDN TV, Yummy and NOW are some of the digital assets that IDN Media owns and operates. With over 40 million unique audiences every month, IDN Media aims to become the voice of Millennials and Gen Z and to bring positive impact to the society.   Prior joining IDN Media, Winston worked at Google in Singapore and St. John Capital in San Francisco. He graduated from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, for his Bachelor degree and Columbia University, New York, for his Master degree.

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