Sören Andersson Executive Vice President, Norrköpings Tidningars Advertising Case Study Sören has worked in the industry since 1982 as IT Director, CFO and Vice President, mainly within the NTM Group. In 2000, he was also CEO of a development company in Stockholm for several years. Today he is Executive Vice President of NTM Group, responsible for change management, development and IT management in the company’s media houses.
Bruce Benson Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting Bruce Benson is a Senior Managing Director at FTI’s Economic Consulting practice and is the global leader of FTI’s digital and media practice. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in all aspects of media and technology. Bruce has consulted in a broad range of areas including strategy and market planning, economic analysis, operational effectiveness, intellectual property management and IT preparedness. He was also Chairman of the Board of Ziff Davis Media until its recent sale. He has just been elected to Adobe’s newly formed product advisory board to help the company focus on the media and education space.
Jay Brodsky Chief Information Officer, Thompson Media Group Content Q&A Panel Member Jay Brodsky is a long-standing technology executive with broad IT and general-management experience at Fortune 500, private and non-profit corporations. He serves as chief information officer of Thompson Media Group (TMG), a DC-based B2B publisher with a 144-year-long tradition of excellence. TMG is a preferred provider of compliance, regulatory and market information to customers in the legal, financial services, healthcare and education marketplaces, and also operates a think tank seeking to improve government performance.
As CIO, Brodsky leads the firm’s IT team to implement strategic technology goals with a focus on the development of products for the digital marketplace.
Luis Duarte Chief Information Officer, OJC Main Stage Customer Case Study CIO at OJC - O Popular, Luis has more than 20 years of professional experience in IT; driving strategic plans and architecture solutions that meet business needs. At OJC he is running a project of a collaborative newsroom that gets the most of the editorial production to a cross-platform multi-device content delivery in a highly integrated system.
In the past he has worked in banking, airlines and health-care industries.
Mike Fisher IT Regional Director (North), Johnston Press PLC Single Newsroom Case Study Content Q&A Panel Member 32 years’ experience in the newspaper publishing industry and with an editorial background working in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. Current position of IT Director (North), responsible for Johnston Press North Division which includes the Yorkshire Post, Lancashire Evening Post, Sunderland Echo daily titles and many weekly publications. Mike previously managed the migration to digital newsrooms in the Newsroom of the Future project which trained hundreds of journalists in multimedia and deployed editing suites and video equipment across the business. Mike played a major part in moving the group’s 300+ newspapers onto the Atex Editorial system, and replaced the desktop publishing tool from Quark to InDesign. He is also now working on the re-launch of all of the company’s paid-for titles, websites and mobile devices.
Mike also manages the group’s IT helpdesk, supporting over 5,000 customers and 100k calls per annum, as well as a team with responsibility for technically supporting applications in editorial and pre-press.
Mark Gallagher Formula One expert Mark Gallagher has worked in Formula One for almost 30 years and has spent the last 15 as a senior executive within the management of Jordan Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing and Cosworth. Today Mark heads a sports investment group, sits on the board of Status Grand Prix which he co-founded in 2005 and uses his vast experience of the F1 industry to work with teams, sponsors and drivers. He also makes regular appearances in the media, notably with Sky News and in 2012 became an expert pundit and commentator at F1 events with ESPN Star Sports, broadcasting to 24 countries and 36 million F1 fans in Asia.
Terry Geiger Director of Corporate IT, The McClatchy Company Advertising Q&A Panel Member
Terry is responsible for setting the technology direction within The McClatchy Company and its 30 daily newspapers. Currently, this focuses on transforming McClatchy from a highly decentralised company to an enterprise operation with standardised processes and platforms. Through this process he has emphasised the need to examine service-based alternatives to the traditional on-premises company-owned solutions such as Atex’s AdBase on Managed Services. During Terry’s 29 year career with McClatchy he has led local, regional and enterprise IT operations as well as serving as an officer in several North American publishing organisations.
Karmo Kaas-Lutsberg Chief Financial Officer, Bonnier Business Press Advertising Case Study Advertising Q&A Panel Member
Karmo is the CFO at Bonnier Business Press where he is responsible for coordinating the group company's IT development. Karmo started his career 19 years ago as a reporter at one of the Bonnier Business newspapers in Estonia. Before re-joining with Bonnier Business Press 4-5 years ago, he worked with finance/central sourcing/IT functions in international yellow pages and retail businesses.
Paul Lewis Special Projects Editor, Guardian Paul Lewis is Special Projects Editor for the Guardian. He led a major research project into the causes and consequences of the England riots, in collaboration with the London School of Economics. Lewis lectures across Europe about the use of social media in journalism and teaches a masterclass in investigative reporting. He was named Reporter of the Year at the British Press Awards 2010 and won the 2009 Bevins Prize for outstanding investigative journalism. He previously worked at the Washington Post as the Stern Fellow. In 2012 he was nominated for both Reporter of the Year and the Orwell Prize for Journalism.
Mick MacComascaigh Research Vice President, Gartner
Mick MacComascaigh is a Research VP at Gartner where he is the lead analyst for web content management / online channel optimisation and was recently appointed Agenda Manager for enterprise content management. During his 20+ years’ experience, he has held positions spanning both IT and business including Principal Architect, Solution Architect and Business Development Manager.
Mike Melick Director of Information Technology,The Oregonian Publishing Company Advertising Q&A Panel Member
Mike is the Director of Information Technology for The Oregonian Publishing Company where he leads a team of technology professionals and System Support technicians. He is responsible for developing company strategic technology directions and executing operational initiatives. Mike has more than 30 years of experience introducing new technologies and systems which have transformed business processes, platforms and operations. Those solutions have included both premise-based as well as service-based platforms with a primary goal to continually provide flexibility and responsiveness to evolving strategic and business goals.
Peter Nilsson Chief Technology Officer, The Access Network Company Content Q&A Panel Member
Peter Nilsson is the CTO for The Access Network Company,
the premier provider of local content management solutions for premium brands and publishers. Access Network is also
the largest local platform provider to college newspapers,managing the College Media Network ad platform for over
450 digital college newspapers. Peter Nilsson has over 25 years of experience in the technology industry.
Jan Piersma Manager Content, Royal Wegener Single Newsroom Case Study
Jan Piersma is responsible for the print and online content systems of Wegener Media, the leading Dutch Regional Publisher and part of the Mecom Group. With 15 years’ experience in the media industry, Jan has a background in economic research, business and IT consultancy and project management. Jan has a central role in Wegener’s Digital First programme. The programme will transform Wegener from a print-oriented into a cross-media company.
Dominic Ponsford Editor, Press Gazette Co-Presenter Mobile News and Advertising Strategies
Dominic Ponsford has been editor of Press Gazette for six years.
This year the site was nominated for five prizes at the Online Media
Awards. Last month he launched a new page-turning weekly e-edition as
Press Gazette magazine went from monthly to quarterly.
Stephen Powers Vice President, Research Director, Forrester Research, Inc.
Stephen Powers serves business process professionals. He is a leading expert on multiple aspects of enterprise content management, including web content management and digital asset management. Stephen helps Forrester clients build content management systems to implement information management strategies and improve customer experiences.
Mara Scaggion Head of the website project and programme management team, Seat PagineGialle Web CMS Case Study
Mara Scaggion has worked at Seat PagineGialle since 2006 and today is head of the website project and programme management team. During 2009 she was project manager for the company's web agency core strategies Visual Site and Premium Site (customer websites). She also managed the Turkish online Yellow Pages project, coming from an international joint venture between Seat PagineGialle and DOGAN. Mara’s last project managed and delivered was ‘La Mia Impresa Online’ in partnership with Google and Register. She also has expertise in mobile website developing and improving processes, as well as other web agency product development requirements, such as website applications.
Martin Simpson IT Director, Iliffe News & Media Single Newsroom Case Study Content Q&A Panel Member
Martin Simpson began his career in publishing at The Lancaster Guardian in 1974, where the production processes had changed little in four centuries. Since then publishing has undergone a dramatic revolution, driven through the introduction of technology, and Martin has steered National and regional organisations through this change to the present day when content is consumed in a multi-channel, multi-media environment. As IT Director at Iliffe News & Media, a large independent newspaper company in the UK, he is currently responsible for production, planning, software development and corporate IT strategy.
Sophie Théberge Head of Digital Production, Astral Web CMS Case Study
Sophie Théberge began her career in the late 90s at the height of .com as project manager on an international project for Orange, with the principal mandate of setting up a mobile version of its web portal.
Subsequently she evolved into the advertising interactive industry at Cossette Communications Group, the largest Canadian ad agency, where she took the lead on the web communication production group. Among her most important clients were McDonald's, General Motors and Coca- Cola Ltée. Two years ago, she joined Astral as the group was heading toward a new digital vision. She oversees the process that serves the content strategy leading to new revenue opportunities.
She holds two bachelor's degrees, one BBA in Information Technology at Hautes Études Commerciales and the other in Communication at the University of Montreal.
Hans van Hoof Manager of Business Development, Erdee Media Group Single Newsroom Case Study
Hans van Hoof is Manager of Business Development at Dutch media company Erdee Media Group. Over the past four years, he has been responsible for transforming EMG from a traditional newspaper business to a modern media company. This project included organisational as well as technical changes. Before joining Erdee Media Group he worked as a consultant in IT/change management.
Bruno Vilela New Products Manager, OJC Main Stage Customer Case Study
Bruno Vilela is the New Products Manager for OJC, where he leads a team of creative, technical and commercial professionals in the process of designing, developing and launching new digital products for TV, radio, print and online news. Bruno has 20 years' experience in the development of digital pipelines and content for the entertainment and news industries. Prior to joining OJC, Bruno worked at Sony Pictures Imageworks supervising pipeline research and development, bidding, execution and final content delivery. His past feature film credits include Matrix Reloaded, Matrix Revolutions, The Watchmen, and all three Spider-Man films. Bruno's contributions featured in Superman Returns, The Aviator, and Spider-Man 2 were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects in a Motion Picture, with Spider-Man 2 taking the prestigious award.
David Yeoh Deputy Group Chief Editor 1, The Star, Malaysia Content Q&A Panel Member
David Yeoh is the Deputy Group Chief Editor 1 of The Star, Malaysia – a media group comprising print, online and digital products, 4 radio stations and a TV channel. He joined The Star in April 1980 as a reporter, and first became acquainted with Atex when using the J11 editorial system as a sub-editor in 1984. Throughout his career at The Star, David has been involved in building a relationship with Atex from the user's point of view, as well as deliberating on the switch-over to P Series and its upgrades. This relationship continues.
Monday 25th June
18:00 – Registration Opens
19:00 - 22:00
Welcome Reception, Networking Drinks and Buffet, The Chapel, Beaumont House
Tuesday 26th June
08:00 - 09:00 – Registration
09:00 - 17:30
Conference Opening and General Session. Multiple Product and Case Study Breakout Tracks
19:00 - 23:00
Atex TalkingPoint 2012 Global Symposium Dinner Celebration
Wednesday 27th June
09:00 - 15:00
Plenary Sessions, Industry Overview and detailed Product Roadmaps