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  • Journalism and Communications Consultant

    Kevin Anderson is an international journalism and communications consultant with more than 15 years of global digital journalism experience. His clients have included Al Jazeera, India's Network18, Reed Business Information, CNN International and Trinity-Mirror. From 2014 to 2015, he was a regional executive editor with Gannett, the larger newspaper publisher in the US. From 2006 to 2010, he held a number of digital leadership positions with The Guardian, and from 1998 to 2006, he worked for the BBC, including more than six years as the BBC’s first online correspondent outside of the U.K.

  • Chief Strategy Officer, Independent Media, South Africa

    Vasantha Angamuthu has 30 years experience in media and communications and is the Chief Strategy Officer at Independent Media South Africa. Her role includes organisational development, product development across print, digital and onground and supporting the leadership team in the development of audience, product and revenue strategies. She also launched and heads up Studio Independent, a branded content agency within Independent Media.

    She started her professional life as a political journalist and covered South Africa's transition to democracy including the country's first democratic elections; the constitution-writing process and President Nelson Mandela's time in office.   She left journalism to head the communications unit of the City of Durban, elevating the unit from a PR and media buying unit to a strategic communications unit with a Paid, Owned and Earned (PEO) developmental marketing strategy. In 2007 Vasantha joined Hindustan Times Media in New Delhi as Vice President: Content and Product Development, a role that bridged marketing and editorial. In her five years at HT Media, she launched or redesigned a number of print products, drove the implementation of community and niche print products and conceptualised and launched a number of events.
  • Country Manager for Colombia & Digital Operations Director for Latin America, Discovery Inc., Colombia

    Carolina Angarita Barrientos is Country Manager for Colombia and Digital Operations Director for Latin America at Discovery Inc. Among her roles, she is responsible for shaping a strategy that may allow the channels of the Company to go beyond the screen, for creating new ecosystems to boost the brand and for collaborating in the production of top-quality content, always under the premise of making the most out of real life as an entertainment input.

  • Space and aerospace lead, School of Engineering, Computing and Technology, University of Central Lancashire, UK

    Darren Ansell

    Darren Ansell has been the Space and Aerospace Engineering Lead in the School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Central Lancashire since September 2012. At UCLAN Darren is leading a number of collaborative research projects with industry partners, including the 'GAMMA' Growing Autonomous Mission Management Applications programme, developing autonomous, intelligent software for the aerospace and nuclear industries.

    His research interests include autonomous and intelligent systems and he previously worked in industry at BAE Systems in research management and research and development roles, specialising in Mission Systems and Autonomy. At BAE Systems he was the Engineering lead for the ASTRAEA programme which developed UAV technology to support the integration of unmanned platforms into UK airspace, where he led the development of 'Sense and Avoid' collision avoidance technology, autonomy and decision making software and image processing research.

  • Managing Partner, Innosight

    Scott D. Anthony is the Managing Partner of Innosight. Based in the firm’s Singapore offices since 2010, he has led Innosight’s expansion into the Asia-Pacific region as well as its venture capital activities (Innosight Ventures).

    In his decade with Innosight, Scott has advised senior leaders in companies such as Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Singtel, Kraft, General Electric, LG, the Ayala Group, and Cisco Systems on topics of growth and innovation. He has extensive experience in emerging markets, particularly in India, China, and the Philippines.
    Scott is one of Harvard Business Review’s most prolific contributors and is the coauthor of the book Dual Transformation (Spring 2017). He was the co-author of the HBR  article “Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days” as well as dozens of digital articles for the magazine.

    Scott’s previous books are The First Mile: A Launch Manual for Getting Great Ideas Into the Market. Seeing What’s Next: Using the Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change (with Innosight co-founder and Harvard Professor Clayton Christensen); The Innovator’s Guide to Growth: Putting Disruptive Innovation to Work; The Silver Lining: An Innovation Playbook for Uncertain Times; The Little Black Book of Innovation: How It Works, How to Do It; and Building a Growth Factory. He has authored or co-authored numerous articles on innovation and strategy for a variety of publications. He was a finalist for the 2015 Thinkers50 Innovation Award.

    Scott is a featured speaker on topics of innovation and growth. He has delivered keynote addresses on five continents, and has appeared on Good Morning America, Channel News Asia, CNBC, and FOX Business.

  • Senior Manager - Services

    Vinosh Antony
  • Manager, Manorama Online, India

    He provides strategic leadership on digital marketing campaigns, new product development, overseas inventory monetization and also dabbles in ad operations consistently with an eye on the growth of his products. With more than 12 years of experience leading engagements in digital marketing, project management, customer research, software development & online user experience management Tijo brings a diverse background and varied range of experience to the team. Prior to joining Malayala Manorama, he was heading the digital operations at ECONZ IT Services handling clients such as Caterpillar, Quest Global, Microland, Harley Davidson & ANSRsource

  • Deputy Design Director, Houston Chronicle

    Charles Apple is a longtime news artist, graphics reporter, designer, editor and blogger. The former Focus page editor of the Orange County Register and graphics director of the Virginian-Pilot and the Des Moines Register, he spent five years as an international consultant and instructor. Currently, he’s deputy design director for the Houston Chronicle.

  • CEO, Clarín AGEA, Argentina

    Héctor M. Aranda is CEO of Arte Gráfico Editorial Argentino, AGEA the company responsible for the edition, publication and distribution of Latin America's largest circulation newspaper, Clarín. The company also publishes books, magazines and two national newspapers: La Razón (free distribution) and Diario Deportivo Olé.

    Clarín.com website is Argentina's most visited local website with 27.5 million unique browsers per month. Ole.com.ar reaches about 10.5 million unique browsers per month. AGEA also has great relevance in the online classified market in the automobile and real estate markets. 

    Hector Aranda is public accountant graduated from the National University of La Plata. He joined Arte Gráfico Editorial Argentino in 1983 and managed the administrative and financial divisions of the company. Since 1998 he has been CEO of AGEA.

    He is currently also Director of the following companies: Grupo Clarin, Agea, Papel Prensa, AGR, AGL, Tinta Fresca, Cúspide, Cimeco, Ferias y Exposiciones, Oportunidades, Unir e Impripost.

  • Managing Director, Kiosko y más, Spain

    Ramón Alonso Aranegui is Managing Director of “Kiosko y más”, the largest online newsstand alliance in Europe. Led by the Spanish media groups of Vocento and Prisa, the platform has now 95 editorial groups and 450 publications. With a graduate degree in Information Science, he worked for 5 years as Director of Digital at Nueva Rioja S.A and was involved in the Internet committee of Vocento. He has worked in the Internet sector since 1998.

  • Specialist in Digital Projects, Argentina

    Ezequiel Arbusti is a specialist in online audience development, digital content creation and planning for websites and Social Media for media and brands. He is a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Content Management System (CMS) consultant, with a focus on entertainment. He has helped various digital mediums, such as TKM and Terra, to grow their operations in Latin America. Arbusti holds a degree in Industrial Engineering, a Bachelor's degree in Economics and a Master's Degree in Corporate Finance. He currently works as a consultant and speaker on Digital Media topics.

  • Online Editor, Primera Hora, Puerto Rico

    Milvia Archilla is a journalist, editor and coordinator of coverages for the written and digital press. She has over 25 years of journalistic experience in print and digital media and more than 10 years of experience in supervising journalists in news writing, breaking news, videos and social media management. Throughout her career, she has directed special coverages on a large scale such as general elections, sporting events and entertainment. She was one of the editores in charge of covering the passage of hurricanes Irma and María through Puerto Rico in September 2017.

  • Founder Code4Africa, impactAfrica Fund, ICFJ Knight Fellow, Tanzania

    Justin Arenstein is a veteran South African investigative journalist and media entrepreneur. He is founder of Code4Africa and is behind impactAFRICA, the continent’s largest fund for data-driven storytelling.

    He is an internationally recognised expert in data-driven journalism and related new media technologies. Arenstein co-founded the pioneering independent news wire agency African Eye News Service (AENS). AENS and Arenstein have received a string of international awards for their investigative exposés into government corruption and social justice issues. This includes the Knight International Journalism Award in 2000. Arenstein was also a 2009-2010 ICFJ Knight Fellow at Stanford University, where he explored social network analysis strategies for investigative journalism, as well as strategies to help independent grassroots media in Africa exploit the mobile web.

    He serves as a consulting strategist on journalistic innovation for Google, and on the boards of a number of media industry entities and related press freedom bodies. He is a former member of the Press Council of South Africa, where he helped reform the Press Code and its press oversight mechanisms.

     

  • ‎Head of Data and Privacy, Schibsted Media Group, Sweden

    When Atelach Alemu Argaw arrived in Schibsted, in early 2016, she started from scratch, building a team working with natural languages processing (NLP) and image recognition. Now they’re part of realizing Schibsted as a tech-based company. Her team builds state-of-the-art models and services, using data from users, and makes them available within Schibsted. NLP is an AI-based technology aiming to get computers to understand how humans speak, or write. Atelach’s team has built a model for labeling the intent of a message. This means that you can understand when buyers at a marketplace are interested in an item that already has been sold, and assist the seller in answering them. When it comes to image processing the team has, for instance, made it possible to show similar items to buyers. 

    Atelach holds a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Gothenburgh and she has collaborated extensively at the Laboratory for Data Mining and Decision Analysis (DMDA) part of the Department of Computer and System Sciences at Stockholm University

  • Chief Executive Editor , Times of Oman, Oman

    Scott Armstrong is the Chief Executive Editor for Times of Oman (Print and Online titles) since 2014. A journalist with 26 years of experience, Scott has evolved from a traditional print journalist/editor to embrace digital delivery of content on multimedia platforms to maximise audience, global reach and engagement..  

    For growing Oman's largest and most successful daily English language news channel in print and on digital, Scott has refocused its print edition on relevant content. Times of Oman is now widely acknowledged as the market leader for journalism in the Sultanate, and the most effective for advertising revenue generation. 

  • WAN-IFRA Global Advisory

    Since joining WAN-IFRA in 1997, Valérie has accrued more than 20 years of experience as a media journalist. Currently, she is a team member of WAN-IFRA's Global Advisory division where she works with the Advisory Team in leading global consulting projects. She is also the Programme Lead for WAN-IFRA's top global conferences including: World News Media Congress and our Digital Media Event Series. She has contributed to numerous research reports, including  Alternative Revenue Streams for Publishers. As part of her research, Valérie interviewed numerous publishers who had found success discovering new business models - whether its through events, e-commerce, video or marketing services - Valérie has experience taking the pulse on what generates revenue for publishers.

  • Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer, Jagran New Media

    Chief Revenue Officer, Jagran New Media A sales veteran with over 18 years of experience, out of which 15 years have been with Digital Media. In his current role at Jagran New Media, he drives the Revenue- Strategy, Systems & Programs. His top priority is to accelerate & match revenue growth through Media Sales ,Partnerships, Strategic Alliances, Events & Syndications with the exponential user growth that group sites have been witnessing in last few years. Stickler for perfection, he's been pushing the envelope for driving innovation & value for both external clients and internal stakeholders through pragmatic & holistic monetisation strategies in the ever changing digital ecosystem. Prior to JNM, Gaurav was associated with Times Internet Limited where he started & scaled multiple businesses including Dynamic pricing based e-commerce platform, Mobile monetisation for all Times Group sites, Native ads platform & Audience sales. Prior to this, he has also worked with HCL Technologies and General Electric. He is a keen follower of tech & lifestyle blogs, loves spending time listening to music & going for long walks .
  • Managing Director, WRH Global India.

  • Director Presidente, Jornal A Redação, Brazil

  • Associé Directeur, iNOVIA CAPITAL

    Chris Arsenault

    Chris est investisseur en entreprises technologiques en démarrages et entrepreneur depuis deux décennies. Il a été fondateur et PDG de SIT, acquise par Ubizen, et a contribué au lancement d’une série d’entreprises technologiques: Copernic (acq. par OpenText), Wanted, up2 (Teleglobe) et i5 (Microcell). Chris croit que l’entrepreneuriat est un  “état d’esprit”, et non un titre ni une profession. Chris est membre du conseil d’administration de Réseau Capital et membre actif de l’initiative du C100, basée à Silicon Valley.

    Ses domaines de prédilection: Internet pour consommateurs, logiciel-service, commerce électronique. Son premier démarrage d’entreprise: À 17 ans. Puis, tandis qu’il était encore au cégep, à lancé une entreprise en technologie ayant connu le plus grand succès.

  • Managing Director Accenture Interactive HSA, Argentina

    Arslanian has more than 20 years of experience in the advertising industry and has worked in leading agencies such as JWT, McCann and Ogilvy, where he held the position of General Manager for Argentina. Prior, he worked as Managing Director of OgilvyOne, the group's digital agency. He has led several award-wining campaigns that have been acclaimed in prestigious national and international festivals, such as Cannes Lions, Clio, Effies and DIENTE (Círculo de Creativos Argentinos) among others. He has also been part of the jury at Young Lions, DIENTE and Effies. Since 2015 he serves as a member of Executive Committee of INTERACT (Argentine Union of Digital Agencies).

    In his current post at Accenture Interactive, Ezequiel leads the Digital
    Marketing Advisory team and he is in charge of developing and positioning the brand in the local market. The Digital Marketing Advisory team is composed by: Alejandro Gowland, Santiago Greco, Romina Rodríguez and Martín Andrés.

  • Consultant & Trainer

    Astrid Ascar has 29 years’ experience in the media industry. She began her career as a radio and TV journalist and producer, and started working in the digital media and marketing space in 2004. She has worked for media brands including DStv, Carte Blanche, Summit TV (now Business Day TV), The Home Channel, CNBC Africa, SABC TV, SAfm, Highveld and in more recent years co-hosting an online radio business show on Hot919 fm. 

    Astrid’s consulting work focus for the past 10 years has been digital and integrated marketing and communications strategies, content creation and production, key messaging and copywriting, website audits including UI and UX consulting, helping clients implement plans across owned, earned and paid digital platforms, and using data analytics to generate business insights. She also MCs, gives talks, and facilitates workshops and conferences, and offers training in digital media and marketing, key message crafting, media interview skills, presentation skills, and crisis comms. 

    Since March this year Astrid has been fulfilling the role of Chief Strategy Officer for the Wunderman South Africa group. 

  • CEO, Svenska Dagbaldet

  • VD/CEO, Svenska Dagbladet (Schibsted), Sweden

    Gunilla Asker, CEO of the Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) since 2009, has been responsible for developing and implementing SvD's multichannel strategy, which aims to meet the new market and business needs that the digital development implies. She first entered the media sector in 2005, joining SvD as Marketing and Sales Director. 

     After graduating from Uppsala University in 1988 with an International MBA, Asker joined Unilever as a trainee and then spent 13 years with them working in the areas of strategy, branding, marketing and sales. She was later Vice President for Marketing and Corporate Communications at SJ AB (Swedish Rail) before becoming Division Manager of Custom Research at Research International.

  • Senior Editor - The Star Online

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