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  • Senior Advisor for Digital Media, Media Development Investment Fund MDIF, USA

  • VP of Product & Executive Editor, Quartz, USA

    Zach Seward

    Zach is the vice president of product and executive editor of Quartz. He leads the teams responsible for product development, audience growth, and data visualization, and also writes about the future of TV and other topics. He previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, first as a reporter covering education and health, then as the newspaper's first social media editor. Before that, he helped launch the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard, covering the media industry.

  • Director of Real Estate Products, The New York Times, USA

    Matthew Shadbolt

    Matthew Shadbolt is currently the Director of Real Estate Products at The New York Times, where he is focused on the strategic and tactical value of the real estate vertical. He works closely with the newsroom, sales, design, engineering, mobile, video and business development teams to bring real estate editorial and search experiences to an audience of over 2 million readers every month. Prior to his current role, Matthew was the Director of Interactive Product and Marketing for The Corcoran Group, Manhattan’s largest residential real estate brokerage, where he was responsible for all of Corcoran’s interactive output, product development, social growth and advertising.

  • Managing Editor, Network 18, India.

    Sitaraman Shankar is Managing Editor – Special Projects at Network 18. In this role, he has overseen a complete revamp of Moneycontrol.com, India’s top financial site, and created a video explainer product called Insight18. He has 23 years of experience as a journalist, including 12 years with Reuters, most of it in Germany and the UK, and a decade in senior roles in Indian newspapers. He has a passion for training people how to write: He has run more than 120 journalists through his Newswriting With Impact programme.

  • Minister for Home Affairs & Minister for Law

    K. Shanmugam, is a Singaporean politician and lawyer. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), he has been the Minister for Law since May 2008 and the Minister for Home Affairs since October 2015. He previously served as the Minister for Foreign Affairs from May 2011 to September 2015. He has been a Member of Parliament (MP) since 1988. Shanmugam was educated in Raffles Institution from 1972 to 1977, before going on to study law at the National University of Singapore where he graduated at the top of his class with a First Class Honours degree in 1984.

  • Neeraj Sharma, Assistant General Manager, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd., India.

  • Director, Global Advisory - WAN-IFRA, Germany

    Ben is a leading expert on digital media, and at WAN-IFRA he has the task of providing independent advice on digital strategy and organisational change. He will also lead the various WAN-IFRA initiatives to support the media industry in its transformation.

    Previously, he was Shaw Media's Chief Digital Officer, and focused in driving digital revenue and audience for their digital products in the United States. Shaw was also the company’s CTO and previously IT Director. He oversaw the alignment of all technologies to Shaw’s audience and revenue growth strategies. He was also actively involved in optimizing Shaw Media's over 100 print and digital publication products and workflows. He is a licensed Apple iOS Developer and an Apple Certified Help Desk Specialist.

  • Head of Digital News Division, Chosun Ilbo, Korea

    Hyo-Seop Shin is the newsroom editor for the digital news division at Chosun Ilbo, where he has worked since 2004. In October 2015, he became the head of digital news division, which is in charge of the publisher’s VR project, which started in February 2016. VR Chosun App, which his team developed, won "Most Innovative" at 2016 Google Play Awards in Korea. His previous positions at Chosun Ilbo include being an editorial writer and an article editor of culture, entertainment, and sports. Before joining Chosun Ilbo, he worked for the political department of Hankook Ilbo from 1988 to 2004.

  • Vietnam

  • BBC World Service Digital Development Editor, BBC, United Kingdom

    Dmitry is responsible for developing and implementing the BBC’s digital editorial offer for all 28 non-English foreign language new services (soon to be 40 due to expansion in Asia, Africa and Europe). Originally from Moscow, Russia, Dmitry has worked in various editorial-development roles for the digital section of BBC News. These roles have required liaison between editorial, product and strategy teams in order to drive innovation and develop new ways of reaching audiences, increasing engagement across the world and, crucially, driving culture change is newsrooms.

  • Managing Director, Reuters Consumer, USA

    Isaac Showman leads Reuters consumer business, which includes Reuters TV, Reuters.com and Reuters mobile apps.

    Reuters TV a disruptive video news service that was launched by Isaac in February 2015. It creates a new category of “mid-form video” by offering an individually personalized news program that is simultaneously on-demand and up-to-date. The service reaches over 2M monthly active users and leads the industry for engagement.

    Reuters.com is one of the world’s largest news websites. With a focus on global breaking news it is evolving to become the leading source of global news for professionals.

    An innovator, Isaac joined Reuters, believing that the organization’s history and reach provided it a unique opportunity to reshape the future of journalism. He has responsibility for all aspects of Reuters consumer business, which has operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

    Previously he was a Vice President at The Economist Group, working in London and New York where he launched and and ran a number of online businesses. Prior to that he led the magazine’s marketing and subscription strategy.

  • Vice President, Ad Tech - Times Internet Limited, India

    Swapnil Shrivastav

    Swapnil is currently Heading AdTech for Times Internet. At Times internet Swapnil is responsible for building world class Adtech strategy. Prior to joining Times he had started 2 ventures of his own. One was sold to Exponential / Tribal fusion, the other was backed by Intel Capital. 

  • Country Director (India), NewsRepublic

    Radhika Shukla

    Radhika Shukla heads the Country Operations for News Republic in India. She is responsible for driving the revenue, marketing and growth of News Republic in India.  She has worked in Indian Mobile & Internet space for more than 11 years. Prior to joining News Republic, she was the Product Head- Digital at The Hindu Group of Publications where she was leading the digital initiatives and was responsible for Hindu’s product launches & revenue on mobile.

    Radhika has worked in New Product Development teams at Aircel and Airtel. She loves heights and depths- when not working you can find her trekking in Himalayas or scuba diving.  Radhika is an MBA from FMS, Delhi and Bachelors in Technology from IIT BHU.

  • Executive Director - International Relations, Guangzhou Daily Press Group, China

  • Journalist and Professor, University of Peace, San José, Costa Rica

  • Secretary of Public Media, Argentina

    Jorge Luis Sigal is a journalist and editor. He was designated by President Mauricio as Secretary of Public Media on December of 2015. He's in charge of Radio Televisión Argentina and Télam SE, the national state news agency.

    Born in the city of San Juan, Argentina, on August 5, 1953, Sigal was editor in several national media outlets, editor-in-chief of weeklies Somos and Gente (Editorial Atlántida) and Sunday editor of newspaper Página 12; he participated in the foundation - as editor-in-chief - of the newspaper Perfil in 1998 and was editor-in-chief of weekly magazine 3 Puntos until 2003. He also served as columnist for the newspaper Crítica, collaborated in the Focus and Opinion sections of La Nación newspaper, in the cultural weekly newspaper ADN and in Noticias magazine. Until March 2013 he was director of the publishing house Capital Intellectual SA.

    Previous to his current role in Macri's governmnet, he was a political analyst in Radio Continental, one of the most popular radio programs in Argentina. He was also a political analyst at newspaper Perfil and was part of the Executive Commission of the Club Político Argentino, a civil association composed of prestigious Argentina intellectuals and politicians.

  • Head of Industry - Media & Entertainment, Google India

  • CEO & Co-Founder, CrowdTangle, USA

    Brandon Silverman is the CEO and co-founder of CrowdTangle, a leading social analytics and discovery platform that was acquired by Facebook. CrowdTangle is used every day by thousands of publishers around the world from the New York Times to the BBC and BuzzFeed. Prior to CrowdTangle, Brandon helped start a nonprofit that trained civic & nonprofit leaders to drive change in their communities, including how to use emerging digital and social tools as a part of their work. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College and currently lives in Oakland with his wife, 3-year old son and golden retriever.

  • Director of Video Content, Telegraph Media Group, UK

    Ben Sinden

    In May, Ben led the launch of 'Telegraph Video', a portal that will produce more than 30 news videos each day. He started out as a national magazine journalist before moving into television. Having worked for companies including ITV, BBC and The Shine Group, Ben moved into the digital world of video, working as Executive Producer for ITV’s Multiplatform Video team. Joining Videojug Networks in 2012 as Content Director, before becoming Managing Director in 2014, Ben has delivered online video strategies for agencies such as Carat, JWT and ZenithOptimedia as well as brands including John Lewis, Diageo and Haymarket, whilst monetising and building a distribution network for owned video content. Ben joined the Telegraph Media Group in Spring 2015 as Director of Video Content.

  • CEO, NDTV Group, India

    Suparna has been with NDTV for 25 years and has the highest-level experience in all aspects of NDTV functions: editorial in both broadcast TV and internet, revenue and cost management.

    She has helped NDTV create and run a major new property in NDTV Convergence, which is internationally recognised. It is and has always been a profitable venture (almost unheard of among similar internet news properties).

  • Chief Commercial & Digital Officer, Mediacorp, Singapore

     

     Parminder joined Mediacorp in March 2017 as the Chief Commercial and Digital Officer, driving commercialisation and digital efforts in the company. 

    As a seasoned business leader with top management experience across Asia Pacific & Middle East in organisations such as Twitter, Google, Apple and IBM, Parminder has an established track record of growing businesses by combining expertise in internet technologies with deep consumer insights. 

    On the humanitarian front, Parminder is a founding member of @incrisisrelief, one of the largest citizen-led disaster relief technology initiatives.

  • CEO, Times Internet Ltd

    As a business leader, Gautam Sinha began his Times Internet journey over eight years back as the Chief Technology Officer and was elevated as the Chief Executive Officer at Times Internet; under his leadership Times Internet has become a strong contender in the pragmatic advertising space, filling the gap between search and networking by providing context to these digital interactions. Sinha’s experience as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and executive, building digital businesses has helped Times Internet move away from being a digital facilitator to one of the biggest media conglomerates in India, to become a conglomerate in-itself with diverse digital products and properties. As a technologist, Gautam Sinha has more than 30 years of global experience; beginning his career in 1986 as a defense scientist working on Dr Kalam's IGMDP program for DRDO, followed by his entrepreneurial journey, as chief operating officer and chief technology officer of CashEdge, a company based out of New York and California, which was acquired in 2011 for $465 million.

    Gautam holds a Bachelors’ degree in Technology from Birla Institute of Technology and Masters in Computer Science from University of Iowa.

  • Vice President - Anandabazar Patrika and Ebela, ABP Group, India

  • Founder, Sirach Consulting, Germany

    Sabine Sirach consults for the newspaper industry: creativity, trends and innovations in newspaper production and cross-media. She was formerly Head of Product Marketing Newspaper at manroland web systems GmbH involved in product planning, market research, and strategic customer consulting. Sirach also was Editor-in-chief of customer newspaper "manroland Messenger".

  • Virtual Reality Evangelist, NextVR, USA

    Helen Situ

    Helen Situ is the Virtual Reality Evangelist at NextVR, the leader in live virtual reality entertainment. Helen is driven by passion to connect the world through VR shared experiences. Helen believes that virtual reality is the ultimate empathy machine, and Virtual Reality will completely change how we explore, experience, and share. She holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and she was hired as the 4th employee at NextVR. Helen is a reoccurring judge with the annual innovation contest: Big Ideas at Berkeley. In early 2016, Helen launched SH//FT, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for underrepresented groups in emerging technology. Follow Helen on Twitter and Medium @HelenSitu.

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