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  • Media Innovation Strategist, Berlin

    Robb Montgomery is a journalism professor, consultant and serial entrepreneur based in Berlin, Germany. He is the author of two books on visual storytelling and the founder of several businesses including Visual Editors, Montgomery Multimedia and the Smart Film School.

    Montgomery is a former visual editor for the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times. He redesigned the San Francisco Examiner in 2005 and has led innovation projects throughout his career.

    Montgomery teaches Mobile Journalism and Design Thinking at several European universities and is the author of “A Field Guide for Mobile Journalism” (iTunes) and “Smartphone Filmmaking” (Taylor & Francis).

    He has two best-seller courses on Udemy (Smartphone Filmmaking and Mobile Journalism) and founded the Smart Film School in 2015 to provide certificate training resources for schools and organizations.

    www.robbmontgomery.com

  • Executive Producer, AJ+ Español, Mexico

    Digital storyteller with a strong passion and expertise for creative innovation. She currently works as the Executive Producer at AJ+ Español, and has been Associate Producer at Werner Herzog, Interactive Producer at the Associated Press, and Head of Video at El País America (where she managed to start their new digital video operation).

    Visual thinker and journalist. Currently working with digital narratives and news innovation at the heart of the new generation of storytellers. Originally a documentary filmmaker, she now works with digital media, leads cross format teams, creates interactive storytelling, develops social media strategies and cares for great content. 

    During the latest Mexican Presidential elections period, she led all the visuals at Verificado 2018: a fact checking, collaborative journalism initiative to fight fake news and misinformation.

    She holds a Master degree at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism with a focus in Documentary Filmmaking and Digital Media. She has worked in several countries like Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, the United States, India, Cameroon, Ecuador, and Colombia.

  • Manager, IT Technology Research Department, Grupo Expansión México, Mexico

    Israel graduated with a degree in Applied Mathematics and Computing from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), where he was a professor of advanced programming workshops.

    He began his professional career in print media, in outlets such as the El Economista newspaper , Diario Reporte Indigo and Imagen de Zacatecas newspaper. He was also an international consultant for HOLA Puerto Rico magazine, La Estrella newspaper in Panama, among others.

    He currently works in the area of ​​IT Technologies Research in Grupo Expansión, where he is involved in the creation and implementation of editorial processes in the newsrooms. His training and technological vision has allowed him to develop solutions and integral applications that facilitate workflows as well as the management of digital content.

  • Audience editor, The Guardian, UK

    Chris Moran

    Chris Moran is the Guardian's Audience Editor, charged with finding the widest audience possible for all the Guardian's journalism. Based in London, he's at the heart of day-to-day editorial decisions, helping editors understand what's breaking across the internet, how Guardian journalism is read and how best to promote it. He is the lead editorial strategist on Ophan, the Guardian's class-leading bespoke realtime analytics tool which began as a hack day project and is now used by 1,000 staff a month. He's a passionate advocate of democratising data: getting analytics in front of journalists as a way of helping us all understand our new medium.

  • Consultant, Ecograf, France

  • Data Unit Editor, El Tiempo, Colombia

    Author of the books "Tierra de sangre, memoria de las víctimas," and "Córdoba, una tierra que suena." Co-author of three journalism handbooks about conflict and peace, memories, and environment coverage.

    She was awarded the Premio Gabo in 2018 after her coverage on Venezuelan immigration; Preiodismo Ortega y Gasset in 2016 with a deep coverage of enforced disappearances in Colombia and Mexico; Premio Nacional de Periodismo Simón Bolívar (three times) with projects about white elephants, corruption in Córdoba, a Swedish citizen kidnapping in Alto Sinú, and land dispossesions in Córdoba and the Urabá area of Antioquia; and finally Premio Iberoamericano Sociedad para Todos with a compendium of children violence's stories.

    Fellow at Fundación García Márquez (FNPI) and Instituto Prensa y Sociedad de América Latina (IPYS).

     

  • Editor-in-Chief, Animal Politico, Mexico

    Daniel Moreno is the Editor-in-Chief and founder of Animal Político, an on-line newspaper launched in November 2010.

    Since 1989 Daniel has been a reporter in different news media groups such as Unomásuno, El Economista, and El Financiero, or Reforma (in which he participated in its foundation and worked as  a Political Information Coordinator between 1993 and 2000)

    In 2001, he was the publisher of Cambio magazine, when this was lead by Gabriel García Márquez, and later he worked as deputy editor of the newspaper El Universal.
    He was deputy general director of Milenio Diario and editorial director of Excelsior, responsible for the graphic and editorial redesign of the newspaper.

    He directed W Radio, integral station of the Prisa Group.

    He is a professor in the journalism master's program at CIDE and a radio collaborator in the groups Fórmula and Televisa Radio.

    He has been a speaker at events on journalism, digital journalism and freedom of expression organized by the New Journalism Foundation, the Congress of Digital Journalism of Spain, the World Bank, the UN, the IDB and the Spanish group Vocento.

    He is currently also editorial director of Grupo Criterio, which publishes Newsweek magazine in Spanish.

  • 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.

  • Chief Digital & Product Officer, Johnston Press plc, UK

    Jeff Moriarty is Chief Digital and Product Officer at Johnston Press and has had a broad career across digital media in The New York Times Company. Before moving to the UK last year, he was Vice President of Digital Products at The Boston Globe, where he pioneered the use of responsive web design.

  • Publisher and CEO, Dallas Morning News, USA

    James M. Moroney III is the chairman, president and Chief Executive Officer of A. H. Belo Corporation, a position he has held since September of 2013. Prior to this, he served as executive vice president of A. H. Belo since November 2007. He continues to serve as publisher and Chief Executive Officer of The Dallas Morning News, a position he has held since June 2001. 

    Moroney began his career with Belo as a sales trainee at WFAA-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth. In 1985 he became local sales manager for WFAA and later that year was promoted to general sales manager of KOTV in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He returned to Dallas in 1989 as Belo’s controller. Moroney was promoted to president and general manager of KOTV in Tulsa in January 1993. In November 1993 he became a vice president of the Broadcast Division. In January 1997, Moroney was promoted to president/Television Group assuming responsibility for the operations of all of Belo’s television stations in 15 markets across the United States. In June 1998, he was named executive vice president of Belo, with responsibility for finance, treasury and investor relations. Moroney served as president of Belo Interactive, Inc. from its formation in May 1999 until June 2001.

    Moroney has served on the board of the Television Bureau of Advertising, Belo Corp and numerous civic organizations. He presently serves on the boards of the Associated Press, the Advisory Board of the College of Communications at the University of Texas, the Bishop's Finance Council of the Diocese of Dallas, the board of The Dallas Foundation, the Board of Directors of International News Media Association and the executive committee of the board of the State Fair of Texas.

    In April 2004, Editor & Publisher selected Moroney as Publisher of the Year for his accomplishments at The Dallas Morning News. In 2012, he received the Frank W. Mayborn Award for Community Leadership from The Texas Daily Newspaper Association. 

    Moroney graduated from Stanford University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies. In 1983 he received his Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Director of Digital TV at Muscat Media Group, Oman

    Joe has been involved in TV broadcast media for nearly 20 years focusing on the sport environment in particular. He began his career and training in England with the BBC becoming the youngster sports anchor in their history.

    His Television journey has incorporated stints at not only the BBC but also Arab Radio and Television ART, StarHub, Ten Sports and Sony ESPN.

    Most recently he took the fledgling Times TV, part of the Times of Oman brand from 50,000 viewers to 29 million (by end of 2017) on multiple platforms including Facebook, Website and YouTube.

  • Data Privacy Innovator and Lawyer, Germany

    Jana Moser is an innovation and privacy expert. She gives advice regarding data, innovation and regulation. As attorney she also answers questions concerning data protection and privacy. Previously, she was with Axel Springer SE as Head of Data Innovation, where she lead a group-wide data strategy project with focus on business and strategy.

    From 2007 Jana Moser worked as a so called knowledge architect at knowledgeTool International GmbH in Berlin before she was legal counsel and privacy officer at studiVZ, a former popular German social network. From 2011 she worked as inhouse legal counsel at Axel Springer SE for more than 2 years and investment manager for 1,5 years. As legal counsel she gave advice in particular concerning IT law, data protection and various online web and mobile services. Aside from that, she supported a digital product portfolio with special consideration of data protection laws as well as new digital innovations and ideas like bitcoin and blockchain.

    From 2008-2010 Jana Moser wrote her doctorate thesis about “Browser games and client-based online games – The contractual relationship between provider and user” at European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder).

    Since September 2017 she supports Spirit Legal LLC as of-counsel.

     

  • Chief Revenue Officer, The Day, USA

    Michael Moses has spent the majority of his career in the publishing industry, currently serving as Chief Revenue Officer for The Day, day.com, and D2 Media Solutions in New London, CT. The Day is independently owned by a Trust established in 1938 which requires the Company to return all net profits to our community organizations. Over the past 28 years he has held many executive positions including Corporate Director of Advertising for South of Boston Media Group, Publisher with Community Newspaper Company, and Publisher with the Journal Register Company.

  • Chief Revenue Officer, The Day, USA

    Michael Moses has spent the majority of his career in the publishing industry, currently serving as Chief Revenue Officer for The Day, day.com, and D2 Media Solutions in New London, CT. The Day is independently owned by a Trust established in 1938 which requires the Company to return all net profits to our community organizations. Over the past 28 years he has held many executive positions including Corporate Director of Advertising for South of Boston Media Group, Publisher with Community Newspaper Company, and Publisher with the Journal Register Company.

  • Editor in Chief, Nation Media Group, Kenya

    Tom Mshindi, an accomplished journalist, started his career with the Nation Group in 1986, and rose to become the Managing Editor of the Daily Nation and later the Chief Operating Officer of the Nation Media Group before taking over the Editorial leadership of the Group in 2015. In between, he has been the Managing Director of Monitor Publications Ltd in Uganda;  Chief Communication Officer of United Nations Children’s Fund and CEO of The Standard Group.  In his current role, he is leading the transition of the NMG newsrooms and Editorial processes to respond to the challenges and opportunities in the digital space.

  • Group CEO, The Nation Media Group, Kenya

    Joe Muganda is the Group CEO for The Nation Media Group (NMG). NMG founded in 1959 by His Highness The Aga Khan, is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa and has operations in print, electronic and digital media and attracts unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. The company is a publicly listed company on the Nairobi, Rwanda, Uganda and Dar-es-Salaam bourses and aspires to be the Media of Africa for Africa.

    Muganda holds an MBA from University of Leicester and a Bsc (Econ) Accounting & Financial Management from the University of Buckingham. He previously worked with British American Tobacco in various countries and capacities for 17 years, where he rose to become the Business Unit Head (Southern Africa Markets) and Area Head of Corporate & Regulatory Affairs (East & Central Africa).

  • President - ABP Digital & Editor, Fortune India.

  • Sr. Account Manager, Google

  • Editor, Shillong Times

    Patricia Mary Mukhim is an Indian social activist, writer, journalist and the editor of Shillong Times. She is very much known for her social activism and her writings on mining in Meghalaya and Khasi people of the state. Patricia also the recipient of various awards as Chameli Devi Jain award,ONE India award, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry FLO award, Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity award,Siva Prasad Barooah National award and North East Excellence award, she was honored by the Government of India, in 2000, with the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri.
  • Deputy Editor-in-Chief, APA, Austria

    Werner Müllner began studying Journalism & Communications Science at University of Vienna in 1978. He had his first taste of working at APA in 1979 during a holiday work placement, after which he spent several years freelancing for the arts & culture department and later on the current affairs desk. After taking a role as Press Spokesman for the Traffic Safety Agency, he returned to APA at the end of the 80s. In 1998 he was given the role of Manager Current Affairs. He held this position until 2005 when he became News Manager and since 2008, Deputy Editor-in-Chief. 

    In addition to his position as Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Müllner is Director of the APAcademy Newsroom and Coordinator for internal APA Quality Projects. 

    He also acts as the interface between the newsroom and IT at APA. For some time he has been a trainer for the APA-Campus (Writing Workshop), as well as for the KfJ College Salzburg und the Tyrolean Journalism Academy, among others. As project manager for the Austrian Video Platform (AVP), he leads its development as an independent platform for sharing video content between media companies in Austria.

  • Chief Technology Officer & VP

    Gustavo Muñoz

    In-depth expertise in Engineering and IT Management, strategic business-planning and development, process and product improvement, R&D, and operations. Experienced professional on startup environments with track record of leading expansion for multi-unit operations. Specialties: Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Management of highly geographically distributed teams, Software Business Models including Open Source, Server architecture, Ajax, API designer, Concurrent Computing, Distributed Computing

  • Managing Director, Print Business and Director of Innovation, The Standard Group, Kenya

    Francis Munywoki is the Managing Director, Print Business and Director of Innovation at The Standard Group, a leading media house in Kenya.

    Culturally sensitive, commercially astute and results driven, Francis has spearheaded global initiatives that have leveraged revenue growth and improved customer service in multinational corporations including The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo and Barclays Bank.

    Francis holds an MBA from London Business School, and also attended The Wharton School in the United States. He holds a bachelors degree in Electrical & Communications Engineering from Moi University, Kenya. 

  • Marketing Director, NewsMediaWorks, Australia

    Charlie Murdoch

     

    Charlie Murdoch is marketing professional with more than 17 years’ experience in media. He is currently Marketing Director at NewsMediaWorks - the industry body representing Australia’s leading news media publishers. 

     

    He is responsible for leading industry-wide strategic marketing initiatives which promote the unique power and value of print and digital news brands as trusted and effective advertising partners.

     

    Prior to this he held marketing leadership roles in the Outdoor advertising sector, responsible for brand, content and marketing operations across Australia and New Zealand.

     

    Charlie began his media career as a radio producer for Southern Cross Austereo and was promoted to national trade marketing manager for the leading Australian radio broadcaster.

  • Head of News Innovation, BBC Voice, London, UK

    Zoe Murphy is head of news innovation at BBC Voice, one of the corporation's fastest growing departments. She is responsible for developing user-centred, cutting-edge experiences for emerging Voice AI platforms. Before joining the Voice team, Zoe was editorial lead on a BBC Research & Development project exploring new digital storytelling formats.

    Zoe's 16-year career in international journalism began at the BBC News website, during a time of rapid change in the digital industry. She was social media editor for the launch of the innovative daily news show, Outside Source, on World Service Radio and World TV. Zoe went on to edit the radio version. The team’s coverage of the Inauguration of Donald Trump was shortlisted for AIB Media Excellence Award 2017.

    Passionate to share her experience and insight, Zoe is also a digital journalism trainer for the BBC Academy.

  • Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Wall Street Journal

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