Speakers | Digital Media LATAM 2019

Digital Media LATAM 2019

Speakers | Digital Media LATAM 2019


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Founder & Director of the Knight Center for Journalism, University of Texas, USA

Rosental Calmon Alves is a professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the Knight Chair in Journalism and the UNESCO Chair in Communication and is also the founder and director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Created in 2002, the center has benefited thousands of journalists around the world with training programs. In Latin America and the Caribbean, the center has helped journalists to create a new generation of organizations dedicated to elevating the professional and ethical standards of journalism in their countries. In 2016 was awarded with the Maria Moors Cabot Prize.

Deputy CEO Group Figaro – CCM Benchmark, France

Jean-Luc Breysse is the Deputy CEO of Groupe Figaro (including CCM Benchmark) in France. He joined the group in 2012 from the position of President of Mondadori Magazine France. Prior to that he was the Managing Director of EMAP France and the Finance Director for the financial newspaper Les Echos.

Editorial Director, Mediapart, France

Journalist and co-founder of Mediapart.

Journalist in the weekly VSD, then in the newspaper Libération (1986-1994) where he was deputy director of the writing of the Politics section. Later he was a journalist at Le Monde (1995-2006) where he was deputy director of the Society section, correspondent in Moscow and editor in chief of the International section, successively. In 2007, he was deputy editor of the newsroom in the newspaper Marianne.

He is one of the founders of Mediapart in 2008 where he was editorial director for 10 years until 2018, when he became administrator of the Mediapart Publishing Society.

PhD in Media Communication, PUCRS, Brazil

Prof. Eduardo Campos Pellanda, is a Graduate in Advertising at PUCRS (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul) in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He holds a Master and PhD in Media Communication at PUCRS and is a visiting Scholar at MIT-MEL, USA. He is Professor of Media Communication at PUCRS Famecos, a Member of the Graduate Program at Famecos PUCRS and Director of the research laboratory UBILAB which studies how mobile internet, sensors and new hardwares impact the way we get informed and socialize. He is also a Apple Distinguished Educators and Member of the Advisory Board Global Alliance for Media Innovation of World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers

Marketing and Digital Development Director, A Gazeta, Brazil

Approximately 20 years of advertising experience working in the service and planning areas at DM9DDB and AlmapBBDO agencies and working with accounts such as Volkswagen, Pepsi, Alpargatas / Havaianas, Gol, Audi, Claro, J&J. Corporate Marketing Director at Infoglobo, working on building consumer knowledge systems and analytics, as well as the digital signature launch architecture. Director of Marketing and Digital Development at A Gazeta, responsible for digital product development and BI initiatives. Graduated in Business Administration from PUC RJ, MBA from COPPEAD UFRJ and MBA Arizona State University.

Managing Director of Consumer Revenues & Publishing, Guardian News & Media, UK

Richard has worked at Guardian News & Media for 21 years and in that time has overseen some groundbreaking marketing initiatives including the launch of the Guardian's Subscriber scheme, the "3 little pigs" commercial which aired in 2012 to great acclaim, Glastonbury sponsorship and a multitude of Digital product launches and newspaper redesigns.

In his recent role as Publishing Director Richard led the Guardian & Observer's transformation into tabloid shaped newspapers.

In 2018 he was promoted to Managing Director of Consumer Revenues & Publishing, leading on GNM's digital subscriptions, newspaper strategy, e-commerce, and live events.

Director de Contenido, UOL, Brazil

Murilo Garavello, Director de Contenido en UOL

In 20 years in UOL, Murilo has lead the creation and development of vertical brands like Universa and VivaBem, as well huge coverages of World Cup-2014 and Olympics-2016, which occured in Brazil, and many other projects. Murilo was editor of UOL's homepage, UOL Notícias and as a reporter, he covered Olympics and World Championships. He also worked as Partnerships Manager on Facebook before he returning, in 2018, to UOL in charge of all content production.

Founder & Owner, Infobae & Infobae América, Argentina

Daniel is a lawyer graduated from Universidad Católica in Argentina, where he also graduated as journalist. He holds a Post-degree in Information Science at the University of Navarra in Spain, and was granted a scholarship in the US by the “Fundación Universitaria del Río de la Plata”. In 1992, he was received the "Outstanding young men of the year" Award granted by “Camara Junior”.

Daniel is one of Argentina's media most prominent business men. He is the founder of Radio 10, Mega, Vale, TKM, Pop and Amadeus, as well as of C5N news channel. He's currently owner and founder of Infobae.com and Infobae America, one of LATAM's most succesfull pure-player media outlets.

CEO of Print Media, Grupo Globo, Brazil

Frederic holds a degree in Economics from UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), an MBA in Finance by IBMEC and a PGA from Insead.

He began his professional career at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, where he worked for three years.

In 1997, he joined Grupo Globo, as a financial analyst for Infoglobo, the newspaper company of Grupo Globo. With the acquisition of the Diário Popular newspaper in 2001, he became CFO of the publication in April of that year.

In the following year, he joined Editora Globo – the magazine company of Grupo Globo, also as a CFO in order to conduct the company’s turnaround. In January 2008, he took over as company CEO and since then he has been working on the transformation of the digital business and on portfolio increase with new magazine and brand launches.

He was responsible for the creation of Edições Globo Condé Nast, a joint venture between Editora Globo and Condé Nast, in July 2010.

In May 2015, in addition to his role as CEO of Editora Globo, he was also appointed CEO of Infoglobo and in 2016, he became CEO of the Valor Econômico newspaper, thus, becoming Grupo Globo’s Managing Director for Print Media.

He was president of the Brazilian Association of Magazine Publishers (ANER) between 2012 and 2016 and is a Board Member of INMA (International News Media Association) and IVC (Brazilian Audit Bureau of Circulations).

Senior Vice President, CNN Digital Programming, USA

S. Mitra Kalita is the senior vice president for news, opinion and programming for CNN Digital. Kalita leads the national news desk and efforts to creatively share CNN's journalism and storytelling across an ever-exploding array of platforms.

Her portfolio also includes the Entertainment team, News & Alerting, and Mobile & Off-Platform teams. She arrived at CNN in 2016.

Kalita was previously managing editor for editorial strategy at the Los Angeles Times. During her time there, she helped latimes.com traffic soar to nearly 60 million unique multiplatform visitors monthly, innovated new forms of storytelling and increased audience engagement, including hiring a correspondent to cover "Black Twitter." She launched Education Matters, a vertical covering L.A. schools that connected the Times to new communities via events, new beats, translations and partnerships. She helped direct coverage of a mass shooting in San Bernardino (notably, a multimedia reconstruction of the police pursuit ending in the killers' deaths) that led the Times to win a Pulitzer Prize in breaking news.

She also served as the executive editor at large for Quartz, Atlantic Media's global economy site, and was its founding ideas editor, reimagining opinion and commentary for the internet. She also oversaw the launches of Quartz India and Quartz Africa, working closely with sales, product and marketing teams along the way.

Kalita worked previously at the Wall Street Journal, where she directed coverage of the Great Recession, launched a local news section for New York City and reported on the housing crisis as a senior writer for Page 1. She was a founding editor and columnist of Mint, a business paper in New Delhi, and has previously worked for the Washington Post, Newsday and the Associated Press. She has won many awards for her journalism and her series on the Indian economy is included in the "Best Business Writing."

Kalita is the author of two books related to migration and globalization, including the highly acclaimed "Suburban Sahibs," about how immigrants transformed the American suburb, and "My Two Indias," an economic memoir and study on globalization. She has studied seven languages (English, Assamese, Bengali, Hindi, Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese) and can converse in at least five of them.

A former journalism professor at St. John's, UMass-Amherst, and Columbia University, she also previously served as president of the South Asian Journalists Association. She speaks frequently on diversity in media, digital innovation and managing change.

Director, The Enemy, Belgium

Karim Ben Khelifa, 46, is an award-winning photojournalist who has freelanced regularly for Time, Vanity Fair, Le Monde, Stern, The New York Times Magazine and dozens of others.

Karim is widely known for his coverage of the Middle East conflicts and troubles, especially the Iraq and Afghan wars, where he covered the insurgent sides. He has worked in more than 80 countries and territories and has held exhibitions in four continents.

He is is a board member of the American Documentary Innovation at PBS in New York City and serve the advisory board at the Center for Advanced Virtuality at MIT.

Ben Khelifa was in 2012 the Carroll Binder Fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism where he has given talks and lectures in different schools of Harvard University. In 2013/2014 he has been a fellow and Artist-in-Residence at the Open Documentary Lab at MIT. In the academic years of 2015/2017, he was a visiting Artist at the Center for Art, Science and Technology as well as a fellow at the Imagination, Computation and Expression Lab, both at MIT in Cambridge.

He is the creator of the award-winning Virtual Reality installation The Enemy which has premiered at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, then went on to tour in Tel Aviv, at the MIT Museum in Boston in 2017 and in Montreal and Geneva in 2018.

Senior Data Scientist, JOTA, Brazil

Daniel Marcelino is senior data scientist at JOTA in Brasilia. Specializing in quantitative methods, bayesian modeling and sampling techniques, he develops and writes with strong passion about data, public opinion, jurimetrics, and Congressional legislation and roll-call votes predictability. Pior to joining JOTA, he worked at the Curitiba City Hall, IPEA (The Institute for Applied Economic Research), and was visiting researcher at York University in Toronto. He holds a master degree in comparative studies from the University of Brasilia, and a doctorate in progress at the University of Montreal.

General Editor, EL DEBATE, Mexico

Andrea is an expert in creating digital audiences and specific niches. She has designed the organizational, content and product strategies of different publishing brands and events.

Trained in mechanical engineering and industrial design, with an affinity for litterature and image, she became, in her role of General Editor, founding leader of all the content projects of EL DEBATE for the last 14 years. She is in charge of debate.com.mx, a portfolio of 12 digital brands, 15 editions of printed newspapers and also a large number of magazines and commercial supplements.

She actively searches and selects the talents of content and data, to form the multiprofessional team that promoted the regional newspaper of Sinaloa, EL DEBATE, and made it this year, one of the leading brands in content generation in Mexico, becoming a national benchmark for innovation and traffic with 35MM of monthly unique users.

She's a staunch defender of issues on freedom of expression and protection of journalists. 

Head of Digital Product, Prisa Radio, Spain

Ana is Head of Digital Product at Prisa Radio, where she leads all digital product development in Spain and Latin America. She co-founded two start-ups: Cuonda and Tablet Army. Cuonda is a podcast platform for the Spanish speaking community, an initiative that has been awarded with GNI funding. One of Cuonda's productions, The Three Deaths of my father, received in 2018 an "Ondas" Award and on the same year it was regarded the Best podcast of the year by Apple. Ana has been also a Partner at Prodigioso Volcan, a consulting firm focused on communication strategies where she has led Digital Transformation projects for clients such as El País, Diario de Cuba or El Universal (Mexico). Ana obtained a BA at University of Navarra, and has been a Visiting Scholar for the Science Technolgy and Society Programme at Stanford University, and a Fellow at the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism (CUNY). She is also an Associate professor for Entrepreneurial journalism at the University of San Pablo CEU (Madrid) while leads the Spanish chapter of Hacks & Hackers in Madrid.

CEO, Pulzo.com, Colombia

Hernando Paniagua is a Colombian journalist with 18 years of experience in the digital world and important performance in several of the most important media in Latin America: he was general editor of the online version of El Tiempo and director of digital portals in Caracol Television. He directed the multimedia table of the Spanish Agency EFE in America and was managing editor of Univision Deportes Digital. After being at the forefront of the editorial strategy in Pulzo, the largest digital native media company in Colombia, he now is its CEO since mid-2019.

SVP of Product Development and Operations, RBS Group, Brazil

Andiara Petterle is an entrepreneur and executive of the digital market since 1998. Currently, she is senior vice-president of Product Development and Operations at Grupo RBS. Previously she was vice president Newspapers and Digital Media for the same group. Before joining RBS, Petterle was the Executive Director of Strategy and Business Development at e.Bricks, RBS’s investment company focused on the digital industry. At e.Bricks, she acted as an advisor to several technology, e-commerce and media companies. She founded Grupo Bolsa de Mulher, one of the largest women's digital media companies in Latin America, and was CEO of Predicta and other digital companies in the country. Petterle has a bachelor and a master’s degree in Social Communications from PUC-RJ, was an invited researcher at Brown University, and has participated in business training programs at Harvard Business School and Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Podcast Operation Manager, Slate, USA

Asha is a business strategy and operations specialist living in Brooklyn and originally from Miami, Florida. In her current role as the Operations Manager for Slate Podcasts, she oversees editorial operations for a network of 25+ shows. Prior to joining Slate, she’s held financial and operational roles at various consumer-focused and B2B media companies, most recently working on advertising revenue planning and strategy at Pandora Radio. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Radio Free Brooklyn, a non-profit streaming radio station. She has a B.A. in economics from NYU with a specialization in Media, Culture, and Communications.

President of Henneo, President of WAN-IFRA

Fernando de Yarza is the President of Henneo, a news media group that includes 20 minutes and Heraldo de Aragon (Zaragoza, Spain). Fernando de Yarza is a member of the board and the executive committee of Vocento. He is Chairman of Taller de Editores, Spanish largest magazine publisher; President of WAN-IFRA and the Association of European Publishers News Media Europe (NME) and a Vice-President at the Spanish Asociation of News Publishers (AMI). 

Growth Director, WhereBy.Us, USA

Alexandra Smith is the Director of Growth for the digital media startup WhereBy.Us, where she leads audience development strategy for the company’s five local newsletter brands. In the past year, she was invited to join the Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media and completed a Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University. Alexandra lives in Colorado.
Miriam Leitão is a journalist specializing in economics, with a long career in some of Brazil's leading media outlets. She is a columnist for the newspaper O Globo, commentator for CBN Radio and TV Globo and host of Globonews. He was a reporter for the newspapers Gazeta Mercantil, O Estado de S.Paulo and Jornal do Brasil and the magazine Veja. She is also the author of fiction books. In 2005, she received the Maria Moors Cabot Award and, in 2007, the ANJ Press Freedom Award.

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