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  • Director of Video Products, Reuters

    Nick is responsible for leading video and television products globally for Reuters, the world’s leading news agency.  Prior to joining Reuters Nick built up nearly 20 years of experience in the news and entertainment industries as an award-winning digital producer, commissioner and product development specialist. 

    He started his career in the late 90s as an online journalist and was subsequently involved in the development of pioneering digital news services for ITN, CNN and BBC News. In 2005 he was appointed the BBC’s commissioning editor for interactive television, and then in 2007 digital commissioner for BBC factual and documentaries, where his projects won a number of major industry awards including a BAFTA and two digital Emmys. In 2011 Nick moved into the world of advertising, joining WPP’s MediaCom as Managing Partner & Head of Content, where he led the agency’s strategic thinking about the role of content in brand communications and headed the 50-strong ‘Beyond Advertising’ division. He then joined the world of start-ups as VP for Content, Strategy & Partnerships at Little Dot Studios, a digital studio backed by All3 Media. Nick’s commercial work includes creating digital content and TV programming for clients including Volkswagen, Coca Cola and Samsung.  y.

     

  • Marketing Director Digital Product and Video, CorrieredellaSera.it, Italy

    In her position, Colamussi is responsible for development of digital product at Corriere della Sera: website, mobile and video. She also develops online communication strategy to help the site reach a far greater audience, to identify and implement new business strategy with the aim of monetising content and audience for the news. In addition, she develops social communication activities to spread the brand and its content, to meet followers, fans and other online communities. She also produces new video formats for online audience, as well as manages mobile strategy to develop new formats, applications, commercial initiative. Colamussi is also responsible for managing all media partnerships and events dedicated to the Corriere della Sera digital product.

  • Director of Digital Media, Telegraph Media Group, UK

    Malcolm Coles is the Digital Media Director at Telegraph.co.uk, responsible for growing audience and ensuring the highest quality of digital publishing. He joined The Telegraph in January 2015. Mr Coles started his career at Which?, where he launched Computing Which? before becoming editor of Which? magazine and Which? Online, then the UK's most successful pay walled site. Before joining the Telegraph, Mr Coles worked at Trinity Mirror and helped launch the award-winning UsVsTh3m site, aimed at a social audience.

  • Managing Editor, Vídeo and Social, Univision Noticias, USA

    She has been with Univision since 2006 working across various roles and going up the ranks as producer for Sunday show, Al Punto, hosted by Jorge Ramos. A digital pioneer, Colón championed the use of social media in the newsroom and created a team of multimedia producers to produce digital only videos in her role as director of digital integration.

    Colón has produced the coverage of the Haiti earthquake and World Cup in 2010, President Obama’s second inauguration, one of the first interviews with the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, digital special “The Hispanics of the President” and Spanish-language network exclusive interview with Hillary Clinton in 2015. Univision News the first to Periscope an interview with a presidential candidate. Her efforts contributed to Univision News winning awards for Children of the Border online coverage of the Humanitarian Crisis at the U.S.-Mexican border and TV news special “Meet the Candidates.”

    Named a 40 under 40 : Latinos in American Politics by the Huffington Post, Colón holds an M.S.  in Investigative Journalism from Florida International University and a B.A. in Communications and Business from Lynn University.

  • Head of International, Google News Lab, UK

    Matt Cooke is Head of International at the Google News Lab, a team dedicated to working with publishers to provide training, discuss innovative partnerships and experiments. Matt has been at Google for 5 years, and recently led Google's UK election and EU referendum projects - he also launched Europe’s first News Lab Fellowship scheme. Before that he was a television reporter and producer at BBC News for 8 years. Whilst at BBC News, Matt reported on a range of stories including London's preparations for the Olympics, the Royal wedding and multiple elections. He started his career as a student journalist for The Guardian. twitter.com/MattCooke_UK

  • Director, E-Business and digital subscriptions, Le Figaro, France

    Since 2015, Gilles Corbineau is Director of e-business and digital subscriptions at Le Figaro. He participated in launching and developing Le Figaro Premium.  Previously, Corbineau was head of CRM and Data for the group.  

    Prior to Le Figaro, he contributed in developing Firstream, a start-up specialized in commercializing paid subscriptions, and he was a consultant at Andersen Business Consulting. 

    Corbineau began his career in the U.K. and the U.S. in the media industry, after earning his business degree in France at ESC Rouen and his MBA in the U.K. at the University of Hull.

  • Managing Director of Global Partnerships, News and Publishing, Google, USA

    As Managing Director of Global Partnerships, News and Publishing at Google, Laurent is in charge of defining and implementing Google solutions for the News and Magazines industry. Laurent and his team are working with the largest news and magazine companies helping them to develop successful digital strategies. Laurent has over fifteen years of experience in the technology and media space. He joined Google nine years ago and has held several positions within Google’s display organization in Europe and in the US. This includes Head of Operations for Display Sales in Europe, where he launched DoubleClick Ad Exchange and drove the adoption of programmatic opportunities by media agencies and publishers. Prior to joining Google, Laurent led the public segment for Dell Computers in Western Europe, and spent ten years in management consulting focusing on high tech and media sectors. Laurent holds an engineering degree in telecommunications and has a postgraduate degree in finance.

  • VP of Product Management, Brightcove

    Phil currently lead product management and strategy for Brightcove. He previously led teams of product managers at Bullhorn Inc., Adobe Systems, Macromedia and Allaire, including launching 1.0 products like Bullhorn Reach and Adobe Flex as well as mature product such as ColdFusion. In his previous role as Sr. Industry Analyst at Giga Information Group (now part of Forrester), he provided strategic advice to startups and end users on emerging technologies such as application servers and XML.

    Specialties: Company and product positioning, competitive analysis, evaluating new business opportunities.

  • Partner, Caeté Communication, Brazil

    Caio Túlio Costa

    Caio Túlio Costa was one of the founders of UOL, Latin America's largest internet portal, and is an Internet pioneer in Brazil, expert in digital media, journalist, teacher of journalism and Ph.D. in Communication by the University of São Paulo, Brazil.

    Professor at Escola de Propaganda e Marketing in São Paulo, Costa was Visiting Research Fellow at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York.
    At Columbia University, Costa conducted a research to map the possible business models for the communications industry in the digital age. Costa wrote a report about the research: “A Business Model for Digital Journalism: How Newspapers should Embrace Technology, Social and Value Added Services”.

    Costa is also partner of Caeté Communication and integrates the boards of Fundação Padre Anchieta (TV Cultura), Transparency Brazil, Revista Pesquisa FAPESP and Revista de Jornalismo ESPM.

    He worked for 21 years at the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo where he was editor, managing editor, foreign correspondent in Paris (France) and creator of Revista da Folha (a newspaper magazine). He was also appointed to be the first ombudsman of the Brazilian press.

    Within the same communication group, Costa was one of the founders in 1996 of Universe Online (UOL), the foremost portal and Internet Service Provider in Latin America, of which he was Chief Operating Officer for seven years.

    In 2006 he assumed the presidency of Internet Group, Internet arm of Brasil Telecom, a big Brazilian telco, consolidating the portals and internet service providers’ iG, iBest and BrTurbo. In 2009 he consulted for Oi (another large Brazilian telco) about digital convergent media platforms.

  • Managing Director, Product Marketing, The New York Times, USA

    Ben Cotton has worked as Managing Director, Product Marketing at The New York Times since September 2016. In his role, he manages a team responsible for product bundling and merchandising for Times digital subscription products. He has been at The Times since 2014, working previously as a member of the Corporate Strategy group. Prior to The Times, he worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. He graduated from Columbia, and is on the board of trustees of the Columbia Spectator.

  • Group Executive for Sport and Motoring at the Independent Media Group, South Africa

    Jermaine Craig is the Group Executive for Sport and Motoring at the Independent Media group, South Africa. Craig has over 20 years experience in the media industry, starting as an intern at the Cape Argus newspaper before rejoining Independent in 2013 as the Editor of the Argus.

    As a Senior Football Writer at The Star, Craig covered the local football Premiership and the national team Bafana Bafana, while also covering events such as the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the 2004 Athens Olympics and the 2006 Fifa World Cup™ in Germany for Independent. Craig also worked at The Star in Johannesburg as Night Editor and ultimately as an Executive Editor.

    In 2007, Craig was appointed as Media Manager of the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ Organising Committee South Africa, where he handled the media relations management for Africa’s first FIFA World Cup and also acted as a spokesperson for the historic event.

    At the end of 2010 Craig joined South African Tourism as its Global Communications Manager, where his responsibilities included leveraging global media advertising deals, formulation of in-country brand communication strategies and assisting business units, country offices and other units to amplify their work globally.

    In his role as head of Independent Media’s Sport and Motoring business units, Craig is responsible for the group’s editorial content and for the commercialisation of these important areas of the business.

  • Publisher and CEO, The Globe and Mail, Canada

    Phillip Crawley

    Phillip Crawley is the Publisher and CEO of The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper. He worked in Europe, Asia and New Zealand before he joined The Globe and Mail in October 1998 as President and COO. He was appointed Publisher and CEO in June 1999. In print for 165 years, The Globe and Mail has consistently delivered Canada's best and deepest coverage of national, international and business news. With a cumulative six-day readership total of over 2.4 million, The Globe and Mail has a wide and a highly loyal readership.

  • CEO and Publisher, The Globe and Mail

    Phillip Crawley

    Phillip Crawley is the Publisher and CEO of The Globe and Mail, Canada's National Newspaper. He oversees the strategy and operations of The Globe and Mail newspaper, web sites including globeandmail.com, reportonbusiness.com and globeinvestor.com, and magazines including Report on Business. During his tenure, The Globe and Mail and its staff have won 58 National Newspaper Awards, and been honoured by many organizations. Prior to joining The Globe and Mail, Crawley held a variety of senior executive positions with some of the world's leading media companies in Europe, Asia and New Zealand. From 1997 to 1998 he was the Managing Director of The New Zealand Herald, and later the C.E.O. Designate of Wilson & Horton, New Zealand's largest media group. Between 1993 and 1997 he was Managing Director, The Times Supplements, London. From 1988 to 1993 he was Editor, then Editor-in-Chief of the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong and Editorial Director of Asia Magazine.

    Between 1987 and 1988 he was Northern Editor, The Daily Telegraph, London, and between 1979 and 1987 he was Editor of The Journal, Newcastle upon Tyne. Prior to 1979, Crawley worked in various editorial roles for Thomson Regional Newspapers. He is chairman of The Canadian Press, a board member of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and a governor of the Charter for Business which raises funds for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Canada. He is also a board member of The Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC), The Canadian Newspaper Association, the Royal Conservatory of Music, the Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation and the World Association of Newspapers/IFRA. He serves as Honorary Consul for New Zealand in Toronto.

  • President and Publisher of La Presse, Canada

    Guy Crevier has been President of Gesca and Publisher of La Presse, a multiplatform French-language news medium of record in Canada, since 2000. In recent years, Mr. Crevier has led the company’s transition to a new digital business model with the launch of La Presse+, a digital edition for tablet that blends the best of print media, the Web, mobile applications and video. The enormous success of La Presse+ with readers and advertisers led to his decision to cease publication of the weekday print edition of La Presse on January 1, 2016, and to replace it with La Presse+. At the same time, he began commercializing the La Presse+ digital platform to other publishers. Prior to this major digital shift, Mr. Crevier had already outsourced the printing of La Presse and expanded the company’s publishing platforms. He also oversaw diversification of the company’s operations into many areas, including the development of digital businesses, television production and book publishing. A veteran of more than 30 years in the communications field, Mr. Crevier has held executive positions in several major companies. Prior to becoming President of Gesca and Publisher of La Presse in 2000, he served as, among others, President of Canada’s largest French-language television network (TVA) and of a cable company (Vidéotron), as well as being a member of the executive team of Telesystem and President of the film and television producer and distributor Motion International.

  • Editor-in-Chief of International Business Times UK

    John Crowley took up the position as Editor-in-Chief of International Business Times UK in March 2016. He was previously digital editor at The Wall Street Journal for Europe, Middle East and Africa. He has worked as a reporter and an editor for The Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph and The Irish Post.
  • Deputy Managing Editor, Folha de S.Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

    Leonardo is deputy managing editor at Folha de S.Paulo, the newspaper with the largest digital readership in Brazil. Founded 95 years ago, Folha reaches 40 million readers per month and is part of Grupo Folha, one of the largest media groups in Brazil, which includes UOL, the main internet portal. Folha was the first newspaper in Brazil to publish online content in real time and also the first to implement the paywall system on its website.   Leonardo is currently responsible for Folha's digital strategy. During his 19 years with the publication, he has also held a variety of management roles, including Home Page editor, Front Page editor, Technology editor, London correspondent and deputy editor for politics, international, culture and sports.
  • Director & Founder, Iconosur.com, Argentina

    Guido Culasso Moore

    Digital Creative Director, Consultant and Producer, with broad experience in creating digital editorial products aiming at creating large audiences in LATAM. Guido was one of the founders of Grupo Clarín Digital Unit in Argentina back in 1994. He actively participated to the development of Clarin.com, its vertical and classifieds online portals. Since 2004, he works in the region for media companies and brands such as Fox Sports Latam, CNN en Español, Clarín, TN y Canal 13 de Argentina, El Comercio de Perú, El Debate de México, El Universo de Ecuador, Canal 13 de Chile, Intel, Philip Morris and Coca Cola.

  • Director & Founder, Iconosur.com, Argentina

    Digital Creative Director, Consultant and Producer, with broad experience in creating digital editorial products aiming at creating large audiences in LATAM. Guido was one of the founders of Grupo Clarín Digital Unit in Argentina back in 1994. He actively participated to the development of Clarin.com, its vertical and classifieds online portals. Since 2004, he works in the region for media companies and brands such as Fox Sports Latam, Clarín, TN y Canal 13 de Argentina, El Comercio de Perú, El Debate de México, El Universo de Ecuador, Canal 13 de Chile, Intel, Philip Morris y Coca Cola.

  • Head - Communications, Facebook

  • Expert Advisor, WAN-IFRA Global Advisory

    Steffen Damborg (MBA) is a Digital Director and board member with more than 10 years of experience in all aspects of running an online business in the Scandinavian media market, and a digital disruption specialist. Currently his focus is on the DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION of the media industry, different aspects of online media publishing, strategic development and emergent approaches towards new sustainable digital business models in the disrupted Nordic region media market. In 2016 he was appointed Group Discussion Leader within the area of the Business of Media & Entertainment at Harvard Business School.

  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Press Holdings

    Patrick was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer on 1 July 2016. He oversees the English/Malay/Tamil Media group as well as SPH’s Integrated Marketing Division, Information Technology, Legal/Secretariat, Corporate Communications & CSR, and Risk Management functions.

    Patrick was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the English & Malay Newspapers Division of SPH in January 2007. The division was renamed English/Malay/Tamil Media group in January 2015, incorporating both the print and digital operations, as well as business adjacencies. Prior to being Editor-in-Chief, he was Managing Editor of the division from September 2002, and Editor of The Business Times from May 1992. He joined The Straits Times in October 1986 from the Singapore Government’s Administrative Service where his last position was Director in the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

    Patrick chairs three SPH subsidiaries – SPH Radio, Straits Times Press and Shareinvestor -- and is a director of SPH Magazines and Tamil Murasu Ltd. He also serves on the board of Singapore University of Technology and Design.

    Patrick graduated from University College, Oxford in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Engineering Sciences and Economics. He also has a Masters in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

  • Chairman, SOICO Group, Mozambique

    Dr. Daniel David, Mozambican, Chairman of Group SOICO – Sociedade Independente de Comunicação, Limited,  the unique media group in the country that brings the TV channel (“STV” in 2002), STV News that broadcast 24 hours a day for Mozambique  and abroad (STV Notícias 2014), Radio station (“SFM” in 2004) and daily Newspaper (“O País” in 2005) and O País Digital, a digital version that allows the paper to be read anywhere in the world.

    He is CEO of  DHD – Consulting & Holding, Limited, a holding company with investments on media, IT, Real Estates, Banking and is the President of the Chamber of Commerce Mozambique-Portugal.

    In 1998, was elected Vice-President of URTNA (Union of the Radios and Televisions of Africa) and he had special appearances in  United Nations Forum on TV and Radio – New York; Common Wealth Broadcast Convention – Cape Town; SABA – Southern African Broadcast Association.

    He holds a degree in Administration and Management of Companies by Universidade Politécnica and attended the Management course at UNISA University in South Africa (Advanced Executive Programmer).

     
  • Publisher Lead, Asia Pacific, Unruly Singapore

    Marketing technology company Unruly is the leading global platform for social video advertising. With 3 out of every 4 video views now taking place outside of YouTube, 83% of Ad Age 100 brands use Unruly’s proprietary technology to reach and engage super-sharers across the Open Web. We’ve delivered 4.69 billion views across 9,200+ campaigns to a global audience of 1.27 billion monthly unique users. Our super power is our predictive tech and unique data.
    Our secret weapon is passionate people on a mission to #DeliverWow.

  • Fundador, Sparknews, Francia

    Christian de Boisredon creó Sparknews, una organización que trabaja con los medios de comunicación más notables de más de cincuenta países para difundir periodismo basado en soluciones. En particular, esto se logra a través del Día del Periodismo de Impacto (IJD por sus siglas en inglés), un proyecto de colaboración que reúne a 55 de los periódicos más importantes de todo el mundo (Sunday Times, Times of India, Le Figaro, Asahi Shimbun, La Nación, Tages-Anzeiger, Le Soir, etc. ) Cada periódico escribe uno o dos artículos sobre soluciones innovadoras vinculadas a los temas más importantes de la sociedad (salud, educación, medio ambiente, etc.) que tienen un impacto social o ambiental significativo. La operación en cuestión llega a más de 120 millones de lectores y, para muchos periódicos, significa no solo retroalimentación positiva por parte de la audiencia, sino también un aumento en la distribución y la venta. Uno de los periódicos ha incluso sido capaz de vender publicidad por cinco veces su precio habitual.

    Por otra parte, Sparknews junta a redactores en jefe de periódicos asociados  cada año para un seminario centrado en el periodismo basado en soluciones.

    Un proyecto similar al IJD llamado Soluciones & Co también se ha puesto en marcha con periódicos económicos (Les Echos, Financial Times, Handelsblatt, Kommersant etc.) y Sparknews está preparando otro proyecto con la prensa regional de Francia.

  • Founder, Sparknews, France

    Christian de Boisredon created Sparknews, an organisation that works with notable media sources from more than fifty countries to spread solutions-based journalism. Notably, this is achieved through Impact Journalism Day, a collaborative project that brings together more than 55 leading newspapers from around the world (Sunday Times, Times of India, Le Figaro, Asahi Shimbun, La Nación, Tages-Anzeiger, Le Soir etc.) Each newspaper writes one or two articles about innovative solutions linked to important societal issues (health, education, environment, etc.) that have a significant social or environmental impact. The operation then reaches more than 120 million readers and, for many newspapers, there is an increase in distribution and sales, as well as positive feedback. One of the newspapers is even able to sell advertising for five times its usual price.

    Furthermore, Sparknews brings editors-in-chief of partner newspapers together each year for a seminar focusing on solutions-based journalism.

    A similar project to IJD called Solutions&Co has also been launched with economic newspapers (Les Echos, Financial Times, Handelsblatt, Kommersant etc.) and Sparknews is preparing another project with France’s regional press.

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