OUR SPeAKERS

RYAN O’CONNOR
Creative Director, News Online
BBC News
@RyanLOConnor

MARTIN STABE
Head, Interactive News
Financial Times
@MartinStabe

Ryan O'Connor is a UX Designer with extensive experience in online news, currently working as Creative Director for BBC News Online in London.

Some of the projects Ryan are across include the new BBC News Apps, the General Election 2015 site and a new Youth News proposition.

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Martin Stabe is head of interactive news at the Financial Times.

He leads a team of data journalists, designers and web developers tasked with producing innovative, data-driven forms of online storytelling for FT.com.
 

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MAT YUROW
Associate Director, Audience Development
The New York Times
@MYurow

ETAN HOROWITZ
Senior Mobile Editor
CNN Digital
@etanowitz

Mat Yurow is the Associate Director, Audience Development for The New York Times Company. He leads a team responsible for extending the reach and engagement of The New York Times' content through external marketing channels and on-site optimization.
 

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Etan Horowitz is the senior mobile editor for CNN Digital. As the editorial lead for all of CNN’s mobile products, Horowitz works closely with CNN editorial teams to plan and publish timely, accurate and best-in-class news and information optimized for phones, tablets and other mobile devices.

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ROBIN MORONEY
Communications Manager
Google
@rbnmrny

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Robin Moroney worked at the Wall Street Journal as a columnist, blogger and editor in New York, Hong Kong, Brussels and London before moving in 2010 to Google, where (among other things) he helps reporters across Asia uncover or confirm trends using Google tools.

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GREG BARBER
Director of Digital News Projects
The Washington Post
@GJBarb

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Greg Barber has made a career of startups within news organization. After a stint growing the digital side of the PBS NewsHour, he's spent 11 years at The Washington Post, helping to create and develop products including the Express newspaper as its deputy editor.

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ADAM NAJBERG
Asia Digital Editor
The Wall Street Journal
@adamnajberg

ANDY CARVIN
Editor-in-Chief

Reported.ly, First Look Media
@acarvin

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Adam Najberg is the Asia Digital Editor for The Wall Street Journal, based in Hong Kong, and has been a journalist in Asia, Europe and the U.S. for over two decades.

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Andy Carvin is an award-winning journalist who has pioneered new forms of online collaboration for nearly 20 years. He’s editor-in-chief of reported.ly, a new social reporting venture from First Look Media.

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TIM POOL
Director of Media Innovation & Senior Correspondent
Fusion
@TimCast

JAMES A. NEUFELD
Founder & CEO
SAM
@JamesANeufeld

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Tim Pool is an American journalist whose unique style of interactive broadcast journalism exists at the intersection of social and mainstream media.

Pool was featured in TIME's person of the year 2011, and was the recipient of the Shorty Award for Best Journalist in Social Media in 2013.

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James A. Neufeld  is the Founder & CEO of SAM, a startup which is powering Social Media Search, Curation and Storytelling for the media industry's largest brands - such as Financial Times, Press Association & TV2.
 

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HILLE VAN DER KAA
Professor, Future Media
Fontys School of Applied Sciences
@HillevanderKaa

JOSHUA WILWOHL
Online Editor
The Cambodia Daily
@Wilwohl

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 Hille van der Kaa MA MBA runs the interdisciplinary professorship of Future Media (ICT, Journalism, Communication, Arts, Economics) at Fontys University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands.

Further, she works as a docent and researcher in the Data Journalism program at Tilburg University.

 

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 Wilwohl is the online editor at Cambodia’s oldest English-language daily newspaper, The Cambodia Daily, where he helped create and launch The Daily’s first website as well as its Khmer edition.

Based in Phnom Penh, he leads the newspaper’s web team, managing daily updates, social media, brand engagement, digital subscriptions, web design and development.

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Robb Montgomery
CEO, Visual Editors

Founder, Smart Film School
@RobbMontgomery

ETHAN KLAPPER
Global Social Media Editor
The Huffington Post
@EthanKlapper

From designing the world's first mobile-first newsroom in Georgia to training Egyptian journalists on documentary film, Robb Montgomery has fully embraced the idea of video storytelling going mobile no matter the locale.

Montgomery has taught visual storytelling and mobile multimedia at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and at the International Academy of Journalism.

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Ethan Klapper is The Huffington Post’s global social media editor.He is in charge of HuffPost’s social strategy for its international and U.S. editions.

Klapper joined HuffPost as its politics social media editor during the 2012 U.S. presidential election.

He’s worked publications including National Journal and The Washington Post. Klapper is a graduate of American University and lives in New York City.

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HAMISH BOLAND-RUDDER
Online Editor,
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
@Hamishbr

MARK JOHNSON
South-East Asia Correspondent
The Economist
@majohns

Hamish Boland-Rudder is online editor for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Before joining ICIJ, he spent two years running the breaking news website for The Canberra Times in Australia, which included coordinating digital coverage of elections, major sporting events, and live coverage of breaking news events. Hamish also established new digital reporting rounds for the daily newsroom, and has spent time as a reporter writing for The Canberra Times, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Korea Herald, and other publications.

 

 

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Mark Johnson is The Economist's South-East Asia correspondent, writing about business and politics throughout the region. Before moving to Singapore, he covered technology, business and environmental issues from London; prior to that he was the newspaper's Community Editor, developing interactive features on Economist.com and on social networks.

Mr Johnson began his career working in digital strategy for HarperCollins, a book publisher. He is a regular speaker at events about journalism, digital publishing and international affairs.

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ESA MÄKINEN
News Editor, Data & Interactives

Helsingin Sanomat
@EsaMakinen

MARC LOURDES
Managing Editor, SEA, Yahoo! News Digest
Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo! Singapore
@marclourdes

 

Esa Makinen is the news editor for data & interactives at Helsingin Sanomat, the largest newspaper in Scandinavia. He's a journalist and a coder, and founded the Data Desk at Helsingin Sanomat in 2011.

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As the Yahoo News Digest Managing Editor for Southeast Asia, Marc is responsible for overseeing editorial operations of the app in Asia. This includes building a dedicated editorial team from ground up, working in tandem with teams in the US and the Europe to ensure seamless and continuous coverage of international news events as well as with marketing and communications teams to promote and inform the public about the Digest app. On a product level, he liaises with engineering teams to ensure the app remains cutting-edge and constantly updated to fit the needs of the user.

 

 
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JIM ROBERTS
Executive Editor & Chief Content Officer
Mashable
@nycjim

 
 
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Jim is a graduate of the University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill (1977). Before coming to Mashable in 2014, he worked for Reuters in 2013, and was with The New York Times for 26 years, serving in a variety of editing roles, including national editor and national political editor. From June 2006 through December 2010, he served as the lead editor of NYTimes.com, and then took on the role of assistant managing editor, primarily with responsibilities spanning the Times’ digital news operations.