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  • Co-Founder and CEO, The News Lens, Taiwan

    Joey Chung

    Joey Chung is the Co-Founder and CEO of The News Lens, one of the fastest growing new digital news sites in Asia which was started in mid 2013. Before starting The News Lens, he was with the Japanese multinational character and media company Sanrio, first starting out in San Francisco and Los Angeles as its Business Development Manager before being sent as President of its China Operations in Shanghai between 2011-2013 after of which he left to start The News Lens. Before that, he worked for Polo Ralph Lauren in New York, the Equity Research Department of investment bank UBS, and was a reporter and columnist for The Taipei Times.

  • Associate Professor, School of Journalism at the US University of Texas at Austin

    H. Iris Chyi

    Iris Chyi (Ph.D.), author of Trial and Error: US Newspapers’ Digital Struggles toward Inferiority, is an Associate Professor in the School of Journalism at the US University of Texas at Austin. Her research addresses the economic viability of online news and identifies universal patterns of user demand for multi-platform newspapers. Her “Ramen Noodles Theory” suggests that online news, like ramen noodles, is an inferior good. Chyi has received many research and teaching awards and has published more than 40 journal articles and book chapters. Information about her research is available at irischyi.com.

  • Co-Founder , Chairman and CEO of Ringier One Africa Media 2016

    •    Schooled at Clifton and Michaelhouse , University of KZN, Durban Institute of Technology
    •    He was a CO- Founder of Private Property in the late 90’s
    •    Took Private Property from a start-up to a leading Property Portal in South Africa
    •    Justin Co-founded One Africa Media in 2010
    •    The OAM group operates internet classifieds business in up to 10 African Countries.
    •    The OAM group concentrates on the Property, Jobs and Car space
    •    2014 Winner of E&Y World Entrepreneur Award
    •    ROAM was formed in a merger between Ringier Africa and One Africa Media earlier this year (2016)
    Additional information
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/justinclarke

  • Manager - Printing & Logistics, Fairfax Media, Australia

    Jon Clarke is a Newspaper man. Commencing his Newspaper career at the age of 10 delivering a tri-weekly newspaper from his bicycle.  His father a Newspaper editor of note, his mother the accountant and his grandfather an advertising salesman, Jon’s career path was inevitable.

    Jon has spent the last 25 years in the industry proper.  A Hand and Machine Compositor by trade in 1993 he joined the daily national broadsheet paper The Canberra Times as a typesetter. By 1996 Jon’s role included the coordination of new commercial clients following the installation of a new press the Geoman Doublewith.

    Instrumental in the installation of CTP technology in 2000. In 2004 he was project lead on the installation of the Atex Cybergraphics Publishing system which finally linked advertising, editorial, finance and production onto one system, both projects were firsts for an Australian daily.

    Jon was appointed Manager of Fairfax Media Print & Logistics Canberra in 2013, since then the site has completed a number of upgrades including the addition of Ultra Violet technology, upgraded publishing systems and last year the addition of a Super Panorama Gluing unit. All part of Fairfax’s transition of print.

    Jon is a member of The NewsMediaWorks Environment Advisory Group and Chair of The Fairfax Foundation.

  • Editor-in-Chief, Press Association, United Kingdom

    Pete is responsible for PA’s editorial content across all formats. He also leads the continuing transformation of the agency to a digital-focused, multi-platform business.

    Pete Clifton joined PA from MSN in 2015, after three years leading its 70-strong editorial team. Before that, he spent 15 years at the BBC in a number of senior editorial roles including, Head of Editorial Development, Head of News Interactive, Editor of the BBC News website and launch Editor of the BBC Sport website.

  • 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

  • Outgoing Editor, Toronto Star, Canada

    Michael Cooke is the outgoing Editor of the Toronto Star, a position he has held for the past nine years. Raised near Lancaster in Northern England, Michael worked on London’s Fleet Street, and at Bristol’s Western Daily Press before emigrating to Canada. There he joined The Star, Canada's largest newspaper, before moving to The Gazette in Montreal and The Edmonton Journal. He became editor in chief of The Vancouver Province in 1995.

    Michael was one of a team of founding editors of Canada’s new national newspaper, The National Post.  And, for the summer of 1998, Michael served as the last editor of The Financial Post, supervising the paper’s merger with the new national newspaper.  During both periods, Michael continued to edit The Province.  He was named editor in chief of the Chicago Sun-Times in 2000.

    He was appointed editor in chief of the New York Daily News in 2005, returning to Chicago as Vice-President of Editorial for the Chicago Sun-Times news Group (100 titles) in 2006 and re-appointed editor in chief of the Sun-Times that same year.

    Michael has travelled extensively in Africa in the last five years, most notable doing pro-bono work for the Canadian-based Journalists For Human Rights foundation. He has given journalism seminars in many countries, with longer stays in Congo, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Liberia and has recently become a videographer.

     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Solution Strategist, CCI

    Ulrik is the Solution Strategist and VP of Sales at CCI Europe.

    He has 30+ years of experience working with editorial and advertising solutions for the media-industry.

    Ha also has been involved in a large number of newsroom transformation projects, in the role of advisor for strategy and change management as well as solution design and process-coaching.

  • 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.

  • Consultant, Subscriptions & Membership Marketing, UK

    Joss is a subscription and membership-marketing consultant with over 20 years’ experience of acquiring and retaining customers in the media and e-commerce sectors.

    During the course of her career, Cripps has developed hundreds of marketing programmes designed to reach, acquire and engage audiences, and has worked for several blue-chip brands including Amazon, the Financial Times (FT), News UK and Sky.

     At the FT, in the role of EVP, B2C Global Marketing, she was responsible for print and digital subscriptions revenue growth. During her tenure, she commercialised the FT digital subs paywall globally, conducted testing and analysis that led the publisher to make its successful transition from metred access to paid access and

    Whilst at the FT, over the course of a decade, Joss undertook several global assignments taking her to Asia and North America. Joss returned to the UK in 2015 and joined Amazon to run their loyalty engagement programme ‘Subscribe and Save’ with a pan-EMEA remit. 

    In 2017, recognising the emergence of a new subscriptions-based economy, Joss established a consultancy business which helps brands optimise their recurring revenues.  Given her background, not surprisingly, much of her focus has been on servicing clients in the publishing sector - devising paywall strategy and how to efficiently acquire and retain digital audiences. 

    When she’s not consulting, Joss lectures on digital marketing strategy and customer insight for the Institute of Direct Marketing (IDM) and enjoys mentoring and guiding the pivotal career decision points for professional women.

  • 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

    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.

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