Speakers | Digital Media North America 2017

Digital Media North America 2017

19 Oct 2017 to 20 Oct 2017
The Thomson Reuters Building, New York City
United States of America (the)

Speakers | Digital Media North America 2017

Speakers

CEO, Telegraph Media Group, UK

Nick Hugh was appointed Chief Executive Officer of The Telegraph in June 2017. Prior to this he was the company’s Chief Operating Officer, a role he held for six months having joined the company in January 2017. Nick is charged with continuing to grow the reach of The Telegraph’s quality journalism and diversifying revenue across the group, whilst ensuring the company maintains its rightful place as one of the UK’s leading media brands.

Nick has almost 20 years digital experience with companies that range from global media players to innovative start ups. Before joining The Telegraph he was Yahoo’s Vice President for EMEA where he was responsible for all business and operations in EMEA markets, a role which he was promoted to in 2015 having previously worked as Yahoo’s EMEA vice president of audience network and programmatic platforms. He previously spent more than 15 years at various internet companies, including BT and ad tech specialist, Phorm.

Nick has an MBA from INSEAD France, one of the leading business schools in the world and a BA Hons degree from Manchester, England.

President, Groupe Le Monde, France

Louis Dreyfus

Louis Dreyfus is the President and Publisher of the French Groupe Le Monde. He is also President of Huffington Post France and leads the board of directors of weekly magazines Télérama and Courrier International. He is a board member of Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Vice-President of the supervisory board of news publisher Groupe Nouvel Observateur.

Dreyfus graduated from the HEC Business School and London School of Economics (LSE). He held executive positions at Hachette Filipacchi Médias (HFM) in the U.S. and France, and at the French daily newspaper Libération.

Global Head of Customer Experience, Reuters, USA

Haris is the Global Head of Product Customer Experience for Reuters News Agency based in New York. Haris joined Reuters in 2013 as a Media Product Manager and has served in various product roles ranging from managing Health and Entertainment content in addition to various news agency platforms. Prior to joining Reuters, Haris spent 5+ years with The New York Times in different capacities working across both the print and digital business units.

Chief Creative Officer, Courageous, USA

Otto Bell is chief creative officer of Courageous, Turner’s first-ever brand studio with global capabilities for marketers across CNN, HLN and Great Big Story. In this role, he leads a self-sufficient, full-time team of award-winning brand journalists, filmmakers, designers and producers dedicated to the creation of compelling brand storytelling. Based in New York, Bell reports to Michal Shapira, senior vice president of news content partnerships, Turner Ignite.

Under Bell’s leadership, the Courageous team has been honored with notable recognition, including Turner Ignite and CNN’s first Cannes Lions, Adweek’s “Grand Arc Award” and Digiday Content Marketing Awards’ “Best Use of Native Advertising” in 2017. In addition to his industry accomplishments, Bell debuted his first documentary, “The Eagle Huntress,” to wide acclaim at Sundance in 2016, and was named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Directors to Watch.”

Chief Executive Officer, TheStreet, USA

Dave Callaway, President of the World Editors Forum, has been the Chief Executive Officer and Editor Emeritus of TheStreet, Inc. since July 1, 2016. Previously he served as an Editor-In-Chief of USA Today International Corporation, from July 2012 to July 1, 2016. At USA Today Dave was responsible for the day-to-day coverage of the news staff on three continents and across all digital and print platforms. He oversaw about 300 USA Today journalists, a network of more than 150 correspondents and the communication between USA Today and Gannett’s 104 print and broadcast properties. USA Today is the fifth largest digital news organisation in the country with more than 40 million monthly visitors. It is the third largest newspaper.

Before joining USA Today in July 2012, Callaway was the Editor-in-Chief at MarketWatch and its predecessor CBS MarketWatch since 2003. Previous to being Editor-in-Chief, he was Executive Editor and Managing Editor, dating back to 1999. Callaway managed the coverage for a world-wide news gathering operation with 11 bureaus across the globe. Previously, he was a securities industry reporter at Bloomberg where he led a team of financial reporters throughout Europe covering the banking, investment banking and asset management business. Before that, he was a columnist at the Boston Herald where he co-wrote a daily financial column on comings and goings in the Boston business district.

Under his guidance, MarketWatch was named "Best in Business" for large financial websites three times by the Society of American Business Editors & Writers, and won the Editor and Publisher's EPPY Award for "Best Internet Business Service" three times as well. He personally won two Society of American Business Editors and Writers awards for his weekly commentary column, which he wrote for 12 years. Larry Kramer was the founder, Chairman and CEO of MarketWatch from 1997-2005, when it was sold to Dow Jones.

Callaway is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, with both a bachelors and a masters degree in journalism.

President & CEO, The News Media Alliance, USA

David Chavern joined the News Media Alliance as president and CEO in October 2015. Chavern has built a career spanning 30 years in executive strategic and operational roles, and most recently completed a decade-long tenure at the United States Chamber of Commerce. From 2014 to 2015, he served as the President of the Center for Advanced Technology & Innovation at the Chamber. He established the center, which is the first U.S. Chamber office focused solely on technology and innovation, and led a research and outreach program which was dedicated to the economic power of data-driven innovation.

A 1987 graduate of Villanova University’s School of Law, Chavern went on to receive his MBA from Georgetown University in 2003. He attended the University of Pittsburgh where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree.

 

Executive Editor, STAT, USA

Rick Berke is the founding Executive Editor of STAT, which was launched in November 2015 and now has a staff of more than 50. The aim has been to build a world-class news organization based in Boston -- the epicenter of medicine, health and biotech -- but with reporters nationwide. STAT was created as a separate company by Boston Globe Media, the parent company of The Boston Globe, which was bought by businessman John Henry in 2013. Already, STAT has won numerous national awards for it investigative work and for its innovations in digital storytelling.
Berke was previously a longtime reporter and editor at The New York Times, where he served as White House correspondent, chief political correspondent, Washington editor, national editor, video content editor, and assistant managing editor. More recently, Rick was executive editor at Politico.

Chief Technology Officer, Axios, USA

Matt Boggie is the Chief Technology Officer for Axios. Matt was most recently executive director of the R&D Lab at The New York Times. His work was covered in Wired, Gizmodo, Columbia Journalism Review and others. The first of its kind, the Lab's process and inventions inspired similar programs around the world.
 He has a 17-year career focused on making media work better, from strategic futures to new inventions. He has worked with leading companies like Verizon, the Washington Post, PBS and Discovery. Among his many awards, Matt was named the distinguished Alumnus from Boston University's computer science department in 2010, and is the author of 3 patent applications for innovations in advertising, information presentation, and audience analysis.

CEO and Founder of García Media, USA

 Dr. Mario Garcia

Mario Garcia is CEO/Founder of Garcia Media, a global consulting firm. He is known worldwide as one of the premiere media designers, having completed over  700 projects in 120 countries, including TheThe Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), New Straits Times (Malaysia),  Aftenposten (Norway), The Philadelphia Inquirer, Die Zeit and Handelsblatt (Germany), all the McClatchy newspapers in the US, 8 Postmedia newspapers in Canada,  Goteborts Posten (Sweden), Il Secolo XIX (Italy), The Citizen (South Africa).

Mario is also the Senior Adviser for News Design/Adjunct Professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, which he joined in 2013 as the Hearst Digital Media Professor in Residence.Mario founded the Graphics & Design program at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, where he serves as a member of the Poynter Foundation.  He has been involved with the Institute's EyeTrack studies since the 1980s, including the most recent EyeTrack for the Tablet in 2012.

Mario has received over 300 SND Awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award.  People Magazine selected Mario among the 100 Most Influential Hispanics. The University of Missouri awarded Mario its Medal of Honor in Journalism.

Managing Editor for Digital, The Washington Post, USA

As the Managing Editor for Digital at The Washington Post, Emilio Garcia-Ruiz drives innovation at one of the world’s greatest newsrooms. Digital video, virtual reality and drones are his current fascinations, working to combine the latest story-telling technology and platforms with The Post’s awe-inspiring journalism. When not looking for Unity developers or getting his folks flying lessons, he also oversees digital initiatives and operations, the 40-person video team, the photo, graphics and design departments and the multiplatform editing desk.

Vice Chairman, The New York Times Company, USA, and President WAN-IFRA

Michael Golden was appointed vice chairman of The New York Times Company in October 1997. He was also elected to the Company’s Board of Directors in 1997. From 2009 to January 2012, Mr. Golden served as president and chief operating officer of The New York Times Company Regional Media Group. Mr. Golden served as publisher of the International Herald Tribune from 2003 to 2008.

Mr. Golden is the President of WAN-IFRA. He is also chairman of the board of directors for International Center for Journalists, a Washington, DC-based non-profit organisation that raises journalism standards through hands-on training workshops, seminars, fellowships and international exchanges. Additionally, Mr. Golden serves on the boards of The Associated Press and the Newspaper Association of America. He also serves on the board of directors of Graham Windham.

Chief Revenue Officer, The Outline, USA

Amanda Hale is Chief Revenue Officer of The Outline, the new publication founded by Joshua Topolsky, founder of The Verge co-founder of Vox Media. At The Outline, Hale oversees all monetization -- including sales, ad product, creative marketing. She is previously associate publisher of the political news site Talking Polnts Memo. She was named one of  Digiday’s 2017 Media “Changemakers” and was featured by Glamour as one of 20 female startup executives to watch. 

 

 

 

CEO, Scroll, USA

Haile is the founder of Scroll, the company dedicated to solving the problem of how to have sustainable quality journalism on a free and open web.

In 2009 Haile founded Chartbeat, a company he left in 2016 but where he keeps an advisory role. Haile is also an adjunct Professor of media and technology at Stanford University since May 2016. He created the course “Disrupting the News: How Technology is Transforming the Media” with Prof Bill Grueskin and is now teaching it.

Haile was named one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company in 2012, one of Crain’s 40 under 40 in 2014.

Digital News Editor, The Wall Street Journal, USA

Jennifer J. Hicks is digital news editor at The Wall Street Journal, where she manages global publishing across its native, social and distributed platforms. Previously, she oversaw the Journal's product team, leading the effort to integrate product, design and engineering deeper into the newsroom and working closely with senior editors and commercial colleagues to shape the Journal’s digital product and membership strategy. Jennifer joined the Journal in 2004 and has held a number of editing roles. She served as deputy editor of real-time news from 2012-2015 and before that oversaw WSJ.com’s European edition during a three-year assignment in London.

Jennifer graduated from the University of Oklahoma and earned a master’s in journalism from Columbia University. Jennifer is a native of Norman, Okla., and lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Co-Director of Virtual Reality and Deputy Director of Video, The New York Times, USA

Marcelle Hopkins is the deputy editor of video and co-director of VR at The New York Times. She oversees the production of the Times’s innovative immersive journalism, including NYT VR and The Daily 360, as well as video news stories, documentaries and series. She serves on the advisory board for Journalism 360, an initiative of thought leaders, practitioners, and journalists dedicated to accelerating immersive storytelling in news. Before joining The Times, Marcelle produced and directed virtual reality documentaries for FRONTLINE, the Brown Institute for Media Innovation and Emblematic Group. Marcelle has received a reporting fellowship from the International Women's Media Foundation, a Magic Grant from the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, and a fellowship at the Independent Filmmaker Project’s Made in NY Media Center. She holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Editor in Chief, The Lily - Design Director, Emerging News Products, The Washington Post, USA

Amy King is the editor in chief/creative director for The Lily, and design director for Emerging News Products at The Washington Post. Amy proposed and developed the editorial and creative mission of thelily.com – a product aimed at millennial women that lives exclusively on distributed platforms. In her Emerging News Products role, she has helped to launch The Post’s national product suite, Snapchat Discover channel, Apple News and other initiatives with industry-leading distributed platforms. Amy came to The Post in 2013 as an art director for the Arts & Style section.

Editorial Director, La Factoría (Grupo Prisa), Spain

Virginia Lavín Amirola is an editorial strategist for online and off-line media. She is the Editorial Director of La Factoría, the content marketing business unit at Prisa Noticias, Spain's leading news media company. The team creates multi platform owned media for major brands. Their strengths are high editorial standards, a thorough understanding of the online, offline and broadcast production and strong expertise in understanding the role of editorial content to create brand and company value.
Some of La Factoría’s international clients are: Netflix, Mazda, Siemens, Renault, Air Europa, Amadeus, and national: BBVA, El Corte Inglés or Aena.

Executive Editor-in-Chief, Ekstra Bladet, Denmark

Poul Madsen

Poul Madsen is a Danish journalist, currently Executive Editor-in-Chief of Ekstra Bladet, Denmark's leading online media. Immediately after graduating from the Danish School of Journalism in Aarhus, he got a job as a reporter at the Danish public television, TV2. In 1996 he became chief editor of the main editorial office in Odense and in 1999 head of TV2 News based in Copenhagen. In 2001, Madsen joined the tabloid Ekstra Bladet.

Head of Sales and Product, Arc Publishing - The Washington Post, USA

Matt Monahan leads the product, sales and implementation teams for Arc Publishing, The Washington Post's burgeoning software-as-a-service CMS business. Over the past two years, Monahan has overseen the growth of Arc from a small experiment with university newspapers to an enterprise-scale SaaS business with some of the world's largest publishers as its clients. He has lead the implementation of Arc for major clients such as tronc, publisher of legacy brands like the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, Canada’s Globe and Mail, and South America’s digital powerhouse Infobae. Monahan also oversees strategy and development for the more than 15 newsroom products that comprise Arc.

Prior to his work with Arc Publishing, Monahan held a variety of product positions at The Post, including managing The Post's publishing systems internally, and serving as the product manager for video at The Post and The Post's various commercial products. Monahan began his career at Boston Scientific.

He attended Boston University and lives in Washington, D.C.

 

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.

CEO, WAN-IFRA, France

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.

SVP Revenue, Hearst Newspapers Digital, USA

As the SVP of Revenue at Hearst Newspapers, Pourmand owns and is responsible for the expansion of all digital subscription efforts, development of new revenue-focused products, and leads Hearst Newspapers data-driven product development and digital marketing efforts. Prior to his appointment at Hearst, Pourmand served as vice president of product management, consumer revenue for Tribune Publishing. Previously he worked at The New York Times as executive director, head of project management, and program director, subscription revenue/NYT beta/continuous delivery. He received a bachelor’s of science from State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a master’s of science, information systems, from Long Island University. 

Senior Director, Technical Standards, IAB, USA

As Senior Director of Technical Standards at IAB Tech Lab, Brendan oversees the development of standards-track documents that aim to bring efficiencies to the market.  His current focus is on the development of LEAN and DEAL guidance in response to ad blocking, as well as efforts tackling malware and fraud through the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG).  Brendan joined the internet revolution in 1998 with MediaHouse, a web analytics and network monitoring company sprung from the ashes of the BBS industry, and worked with Microsoft in their data collection and behavioral targeting branch.

Co-Founder and Director of Business and Strategic Development, Nexo, Brazil

Renata Rizzi is cofounder and director of Strategy & Business at Nexo, Brazil’s most successful digital news startup. Based in São Paulo, Nexo captures a national audience with its effective, engagingly rich content that offers the kind of context that informs and ultimately impacts the national debate. Less than 2 years in existence, Nexo has been earning international recognition. At the 2017 Online Journalism Awards, part of the Online News Association, Nexo won the top prize in the category of general excellence in online journalism. Rizzi holds a BA degree in Engineering and a PhD degree in Economics, both from Universidade de São Paulo. Previously, she  worked in investment banking for Citibank and Morgan Stanley and developed academic research in the field of political economy.

Media Independent Advisor, USA

Vivian Schiller is a media and technology executive with over 25 years of experience. Most recently as Global Chair of News at Twitter, in this role Schiller led the company’s strategy for news and partnership with journalism organizations and the news publishing ecosytem.

Just prior to joining Twitter, Schiller served as Senior VP & Chief Digital Officer for NBC News where she had strategic and operational oversight of the networks‘ presence on the web, mobile, devices, and social media. Properties in her portfolio included NBCNews.com, TODAY.com, MSNBC.com, iVillage.com, and BreakingNews.

Prior to NBC, Schiller served as President and CEO of NPR, leading all of NPR's worldwide media operations. She was Senior Vice President and General Manager of NYTimes.com and Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Discovery Times Channel, a joint venture of The New York Times and Discovery Communications. Earlier in her career, Schiller was the head of CNN Productions, where she led CNN's long-form programming efforts. Documentaries and series produced under her auspices earned multiple honors, including three Peabody Awards, four Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Awards, and dozens of Emmys.

Creative Sales Manager, Schibsted Brand Studio, Sweden

Lotta has been working for Schibsted since 2006, starting off as an Key Account Manager at Aftonbladet – Sweden's largest newspaper – and has since worked as a Sales Manager, Creative Business Developer and for the last 2 years focused on sponsoring, branded content and native advertising. Currently in the role of Creative Sales Manager at Schibsted Brand Studio, her work consists of ensuring Schibsted’s content portfolio stays the best on the Swedish market, and educating the internal sales organisation, advertisers and agencies in strategies for content marketing.

Editor-in-Chief, The Globe and Mail, Canada

David Walmsley

David Walmsley has held leadership positions at four major Canadian news organizations. After working for newspapers across Britain, including the Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph, he moved to Canada for the launch of the National Post in 1998 and worked at CBC News and the Toronto Star before joining The Globe in 2006. He is editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail since March 2014.

President, Joe Zeff Design, Inc., USA

Joe started Joe Zeff Design as a design and illustration studio in 2000, blending storytelling techniques with realistic 3D rendering to create covers for Time, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone and other magazines, as well as advertising artwork and corporate communications. 

Before opening JZD, Joe was an editor, reporter and designer at newspapers and magazines. He worked at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Detroit Free Press and The New York Times, where he was the newspaper’s first Presentation Editor in the Metro and Business sections. He then went to Time magazine, where as Graphics Director he led a team that changed the way publications presented infographics, using animation software to create beautifully rendered charts and diagrams.

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