Program Leads | LATAM Newsroom & Business Transformation 2021

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LATAM Newsroom & Business Transformation 2021

02 Sep 2021 to 16 Dec 2021
Virtual
Mexico

Program Leads | LATAM Newsroom & Business Transformation 2021

Program Leads

Principal Consultant, WAN-IFRA Consulting, Germany

Gregor Waller provides consulting services to international media businesses for developing their digital strategy and transforming their business models for the digital era. Before this, he worked for more than six years in various management functions for Germany's Axel Springer publishing corporation. Most recently, up to February 2011, as a member of the management team of the WELT group, Berliner Morgenpost, Hamburger Abendblatt, he was responsible for strategy & innovation and commercial management of the Zeitungsgruppe Hamburg. After testing a "prototype tablet" with his core newspaper readers – one year before the iPad – he focused on the topics of digital strategy, digital business models and paid content, bringing his experience in these areas to bear also in strategic group projects.

From 1998-2004 he worked for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung GmbH in positions such as commercial manager for publishing houses Prestel and Xenos Verlag. Waller has a graduate degree in business administration from the University of Augsburg and an undergraduate degree in philosophy from the Munich School of Philosophy.

Director of Business Strategy and Partnerships, Local Media Association, USA

Penny is a well-respected product and audience development executive with experience in legacy and startup local media. Her career focus areas in local media include: product management, platform partnerships, audience engagement, analytics, digital storytelling and digital acceleration. In addition to work as an independent strategic consultant, Riordan served as director of product, audience engagement for Gannett/USA TODAY NETWORK; director of digital engagement products and digital content partnerships for GateHouse Media; and community engagement strategist/social media lead for Patch.com.

LATAM Newsroom & Business Transformation 2021

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