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  • 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.

  • Vice President Marketing, The Washington Post, USA

    Miki King is Vice President Marketing at The Washington Post. Previously she was Vice President Operations and Digital Marketing, in charge of digital subscription and new product marketing, finance enterprise systems and facilities operations and security. Since joining The Washington Post in early 2016, King has led the team to drive digital subscription growth by more than 200%, focusing on client retention and engagement as well as acquisition. With over 15 years of experience in building and leading high performing growth teams, her expertise is in managing critical client relationships, fostering stakeholder buy-in and innovating functional operations. Prior to joining The Washington Post, King was Executive Vice President, Operations at Politico. King holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a JD from George Mason University School of Law and was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 2007. She is on the Board of Directors of the International Women’s Media Foundation, which is dedicated to strengthening the role of women journalists worldwide.

  • UK Editor, Mashable, United Kingdom

    Anne-Marie Tomchak is the UK Editor of Mashable, a media and entertainment company at the forefront of tech, science and digital culture. Heading up Mashable's UK operations from London, Anne-Marie is an innovative journalist and filmmaker with a track record of producing original storytelling on digital and broadcast media. Before joining Mashable, she was a reporter and presenter for the BBC, where she launched the social media investigative unit BBC Trending and developed the corporation’s mobile video offering on the BBC News app. In 2014 Anne-Marie was nominated for a Radio Academy Award for Innovation after breaking a story about the ‘offer’ of illegal drugs on Instagram, which led to a change in policy by the platform. She also broke the world exclusive revealing that the viral video ‘Syria Hero Boy’ was faked. Having spent the past 15 years reporting for national and international broadcasters (including Deutsche Welle, American Public Media, NPR and RTE) Anne-Marie has become one of the leading digital media voices contextualizing the role of technology and social media in modern life. In November 2016 she fronted the RTE documentary ‘Cloud Control: Who Owns Your Data?’ which explored big data and digital fingerprints for RTE Science Week. She was recently listed in The Irish Times '30 Irish Women You Need to Know' for International Women's Day and is one of Silicon Republic's '30 Incredible Irish people leading a European invasion' as part of their Sci-Tech 100.

  • Vice president and managing editor of The Dallas Morning News

    Robyn Tomlin is vice president and managing editor of The Dallas Morning News. Before joining The News in 2015, she served as the chief digital officer and VP for communications at the Pew Research Center, where she was responsible for the center’s overall research dissemination, communications strategy and digital operations. Tomlin was the founding editor of Digital First Media’s Project Thunderdome, a national digital news hub in New York City that produced content, news applications and interactives for more than 75 daily newspapers. She also served as the top editor of three daily news operations: the StarNews in Wilmington, N.C., the Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner and the TimesDaily in Florence, Ala. During part of that time, she was also the director of editorial innovation for The New York Times Regional Media Group, leading digital innovation and audience growth strategies for 16 daily news operations located in six states. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Tomlin started her career as a reporter in suburban Pittsburgh and later at the Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times before moving into editing roles. She sits on the board of directors for the American Society of News Editors and the National Press Foundation.

  • CEO, Tamedia, Switzerland

    Christoph Tonini (CH/I/1969) has been Chief Executive Officer of Tamedia since January 2013. He joined Tamedia in April 2003 as Chief Financial Officer and member of the Management Board. In recent years he has headed, among others, the Services, Newspapers Switzerland, Media Switzerland and most recently the Digital & 20 Minuten Division. He was also Deputy CEO from 2007. Before joining Tamedia, Christoph Tonini held various positions for Ringier between 1998 and 2003. Ultimately, he held the position of Head of Ringier Hungary and Romania. Christoph Tonini completed an MBA at St. Gallen University from 2001 to 2003. Prior to that, he completed an apprenticeship in offset printing and studied at the Swiss Engineering School for Printing and Packaging (esig) in Lausanne from 1990 to 1993.

  • Innovation Editor, Correio*, Brazil

    Juan Torres is a (data) journalist. Works as Innovation Editor at Correio* (Salvador, Brazil) and also as project manager at School of Data in Brazil, giving trainings on data journalism around Brazil. In 2016, was an ICFJ fellow for the Digital Path for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Latin America program and worked at The Texas Tribune. Some of his works have been recognized in several awards, such as Latam Digital Media Awards (2015, 2016 and 2017), INMA Global Media Awards (2016 and 2017), Vladimir Herzog for Amnesty and Human Rights (2016), Tim Lopes for Investigative Journalism (2015), Data Journalism Awards (2012), Kurt Schork Awards (2012) and Esso Awards (2011). Has also worked at Marca (Spain), Globoesporte.com (Rio de Janeiro), Extra (Rio de Janeiro), EFE agency (Rio de Janeiro), and Pan-American Games (Rio de Janeiro).

  • Senior Vice President, Teads Latin America, USA

    Eric Tourtel has more than 15 years of industry experience in a variety of sectors, bringing expertise in international sales, operations and business strategy to his current role as Managing Director of Teads in Latin America. Teads, previously known as Ebuzzing, is a leading global technology company on a mission to reinvent video advertising. Based in Miami, Eric joined Ebuzzing in 2013 as Vice President of International Business, prior to the company’s rebranding and merger in 2014.

  • Business Head- Digital Content & Syndication, HT Media Ltd., India

    Sanjay Trehan

    Sanjay is a new media professional with experience across Advertising, Print, Web, TV and Mobile and with strong exposure to the Converging Ecosystem from within. At HT Media, he is responsible for creating strategic alliances and partnership ecosystem with major worldwide technology and content companies to expand business through joint ventures, acquisitions and partnerships. 

    Before joining HT Media, he was the head of MSN and MSN Apps India. Prior to that he was the CEO of NDTV Convergence.

  • News Partnerships India, Twitter, India

    A writer and journalist with about 15 years of experience, Amrita Tripathi is presently working as Acting Manager, News Partnerships at Twitter India. 

    Amrita was formerly senior news anchor at CNN-IBN, special correspondent, foreign affairs, Health Editor and Books Editor, foreign correspondent, and magazine columnist. She has hosted and produced several half-hour shows, anchored live news for close to a decade.

  • General Manager for Croatia, Styria Media Group, Croatia

    Boris Trupčević

    Media expert with strong editorial background, both in print and digital. In recent years fully dedicated to management roles. 

    He became General manager for Styria Media Gruop in Croatia in January 2011. In the past five years he centralised media business of Styria in Croatia into a one organisational structure.

    Since January 2008 till present day he is also a CEO at 24sata, the biggest newspaper and digital publisher in Croatia and the most profitabile media house in the region. He was also Editor-in-Chief of 24sata newspapers from 2005 till 2009, making a threefold growth of circulation and growing digital media to market leadership.

  • CMO, Next Digital Limited - Next Mobile, Hong Kong

    Vincent Tsui
  • Lead on 360 video and live-action experiences at Emblematic Group

    Kevin is the lead on 360 video and live-action experiences at Emblematic Group, a studio founded by VR pioneer and journalist Nonny de la Peña. Before that he worked on VR projects at the Los Angeles Times Visuals and designed motion graphics for Al Jazeera America. He's a graduate of both the USC Annenberg School of Journalism and the Media Arts + Practice Division of the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

     
  • Lead on 360 video and live-action experiences at Emblematic Group

    Kevin es el líder de vídeo en 360 y experiencia "live-action" en Emblematic Group, un estudio formado por el pionero en realidad virtual y periodista Nonny de la Peña. Antes de esto, trabajó en proyectos de realidad virtual en Los Angeles Times Visuals y diseñó gráficos para Al Jazeera América. Se graduó en USC Annenberg School of Journalism y en Media Arts+ Practice Division  de USC School of Cinematic Arts.

  • ICFJ​ ​Knight​ ​Fellow

    Nasr ul Hadi leads the Int'l Center for Journalists' (ICFJ) Knight Fellows in India.  This team — editorial, multimedia, product, technology and strategy consultants with diverse experience across print, broadcast and digital news media​ ​— drives innovation experiments​ in newsrooms' story, product, workflow and/or business models, by developing and expanding the use of new technologies and digital-led best practices that improve access to quality information and journalism.

    ICFJ Knight's hosts/partners in India have included established legacy brands and journalism startups, publishers in both English and local languages, mostly in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, but also in smaller cities deeper in the subcontinent — Hindustan Times, Indian Express, Dainik Jagran, Deccan Herald, IndiaSpend, among others.

    Hadi's own focus is “culture hacking” in editorial teams to encourage sustainability, scalability and replicability of data-led news workflows. He has been a regular speaker and trainer on digital-led newsroom innovation at leading industry conferences, bootcamps and leadership roundtables worldwide, including those organised by the Online News Association (ONA), World Association of Newspapers (WAN-IFRA), Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), and Int'l Journalists Network (IJNet).

    Beyond work, he co-manages local chapters of the global Hacks/Hackers community, and has occasionally taught digital storytelling in postgraduate and mid-career classrooms. Hadi studied engineering and digital media at the Aligarh and Columbia universities, respectively. 

  • Independent consultant, Philadelphia, U.S.A.

    A veteran digital leader in local media, Eric works as a consultant and trainer to news organizations navigating change. He was most recently managing editor for digital operations at the Philadelphia Media Network, the publisher of The Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com, where he oversaw visual journalism, content management tools and training and helped lead a top-to-bottom reorganization of the newsroom last year. He joined the company in 2014 as executive director of digital strategy before moving into the newly unified newsroom in 2016 to oversee digital efforts. He previously led digital news and product development at The Seattle Times and held a number of digital roles at the Los Angeles Times, where he co-founded the paper's award-winning Data Desk. He has taught journalism at the University of Southern California and the University of British Columbia and was a 2013 fellow in the Sulzberger Leadership Program at Columbia University.

  • CEO & Editor-in-Chief, IDN Media, Indonesia

    Winston Utomo is the CEO & Editor-in-Chief at IDN Media, a multi-platform digital media company for Millennials and Gen Z in Indonesia. IDN Times, Popbela.com, IDN TV, Yummy and NOW are some of the digital assets that IDN Media owns and operates. With over 40 million unique audiences every month, IDN Media aims to become the voice of Millennials and Gen Z and to bring positive impact to the society.   Prior joining IDN Media, Winston worked at Google in Singapore and St. John Capital in San Francisco. He graduated from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, for his Bachelor degree and Columbia University, New York, for his Master degree.
  • General Manager - Technical

  • Editorial Content Manager, Grupo GRANASA, Ecuador

    Marcos is the Editorial Content Manager in GRANASA, and has lead the digital renovation project of EXTRA newspaper, one of the most read newspaper in Ecuador. Marcos is also a journalist with digital experience (websites and social media), and a consultant for media companies and journalists interested in evolving towards multi-platform and multi-disciplinary newsrooms.

  • Associate Vice President - Marketing and Communication, Franklin Templeton Investment India Pvt. Ltd., India

  • Manager Data Intelligence & CRM, NRC Media, The Netherlands

    Matthijs van de Peppel has been working in the newspaper industry for over ten years. Starting his career as a circulation marketer, he quickly developed as a online shop manager, online marketer, and project manager. Now, as the manager of the data intelligence and customer relationship management team at NRC Media, a quality Dutch news organisation, Matthijs is responsible for bringing data insights into decision making and amplifying the voice of the customer. Together with two coauthors he just published the book How to Succeed in The Relationship Economy.

     

  • Art Director, NRC Media, Netherlands

    Jan paul van der Wijk is currently the Art-director for NRC Weekend (The main Newspaper of NRC Media). Jan paul previously worked as chief design and photography in NRC for more than 13 years. He developed several magazines and newspapers, such as NRC DeLuxe, NRC Focus, next.one and the newspaper nrc.next.

    With his wealth of experience, Jan paul commisioned the yearly Photography Exhibition by the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Dokument Nederland. He also teaches photography and design as guest at universities in Amsterdam, Antwerp (Belgium), Paris (France) and Leipzig (Germany), where he teached a great amount of young Dutch photographers.

  • Director of Marketing and Data at NRC Media, The Netherlands

    Xavier van Leeuwe (1975) has over ten years of experience as a marketing executive in media companies Telegraaf Media Groep, de Persgroep and NRC Media in the Netherlands. Xavier has successfully lead his team from decline to growth by building a customer-centric and data rich culture at a news organisation with 189 years of heritage in Amsterdam. Prior to being a media executive Xavier worked several years as a financial and political journalist in the Netherlands. He started his career as a researcher for The United Nations in Geneva. Xavier has helped media companies with actionable insights and has been speaker at newspaper conferences in Antwerp, Amsterdam, Cologne and Atlanta. He is an active blogger for INMA.org and publishes a frequent and free newsletter Changemediaforgood.com. Xavier is a cum laude Master in Business Administration from Erasmus University Rotterdam and holds a Post-Master degree in Journalism from that same university.

  • Director, Dutch Journalism

    René van Zanten is the director of the Dutch Journalism Fund. Sponsored by the Dutch government, the Fund strives to help journalism to find new ways, both reporting and business. The fund does this by means of innovation programs and research. René was a journalist, editor-in-chief and a publisher of three mayor regional newspapers in the Netherlands.

  • Google Product Partnerships, APAC

    Monisha is part of the Product Partnerships team in APAC and helps the teams that make Google's products launch, scale and internationalize their products. Monisha worked with publishers across Asia during the launch of AMP in APAC earlier this year and her current work revolves around Search, the Assistant and tools to make the mobile Web great.    

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