Digital Media Asia 2012
Date and Location
27 Nov 2012 - 29 Nov 2012Kuala LumpurMalaysia(English)
For WAN-IFRA members:
SGD 600 for any one day
SGD 1100 for any two days
SGD 1500 for all three days
SGD 750 for any one day
SGD 1400 for any two days
SGD 1950 for all three days
Pre Conference Workshop
Workshop with Conference:
WAN-IFRA members: SGD 250
Non-members: SGD 300
WAN-IFRA members: SGD 350
Non-members: SGD 400
Bal has spent 15 years in mainstream journalism working in some of India's leading publishing house before joining Wisden in 2001. He was the first editor of Wisden Asia Cricket and the Asian editor of wisden.com. Bal became the editor of Cricinfo in 2004 and under him the site has grown to acquire a distinct voice and many readers. In 2007, Cricinfo was bought by ESPN. He is also the founder editor of Cricinfo Magazine, which appeared for the first time in January 2006.
Abdul has worked for "Dar-Alhayat" for the last 20 years. Dar-Alhayat is the publisher of "Al-Hayat" the International Pan Arab daily newspaper - London, UK and “Laha” women weekly magazine with 3 major geographic editorial and production sites in London, Beirut and Riyadh.
Mr Dayem, has been part of several expansion projects of Dar-Alhayat. He has been closely involved in the production and setting up Alhayat printed local editions (Riyadh, Dammam, and Jeddah) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia back in 2005.
Nevertheless, his work has included production upgrading and the relocation of 80% of the London production to Beirut back in 1999.
His experience in the printed media goes back to 1979 and the migrated Arab media in UK. Abdul worked for the first Arabic daily newspaper "Al-Arab" established outside the Arab world back in 1978. He was also the Director for a Design and Repro House company in London for 13 years.
Andreas started his career with DMB&B in New York and later managed JWT’s international clients in Greece. In Japan, he first established D’Arcy’s media, and restructured Starcom to be the strongest international media independent in Japan. In Taiwan he led the Mindshare Group at the highest market position and in 2006 he relocated to Malaysia, assuming his current role at the helm of Omnicom Media Group (OMG).
Andreas is a council member of the Malaysian Media Association (MSA) and the Malaysian Digital Association (MDA) and he has served as a Director in the Board of the European Chamber of Commerce in Malaysia (EUMCCI), and as Vice Chairman of ABC (Audit Bureau of Circulation). He has been a juror in several industry panels such as the Effie Awards, the Malaysia Media Awards, the PRCA Malaysia PR Awards, and the MMA APAC Mobile Marketing Awards, among others. He was inducted in the International Who’s Who of Professionals in 2009, and was a recipient of the Achievers & Leaders Award in 2012.
Bill Belew, better known as “The Traffic Professor,” is a well-known SEO, web traffic and business blogging expert who has taken his network of sites to more than 90 million page views. He’s consulted for hundreds of web sites and continues to write for several international and US journalistic publications.
Bill is also the author of the popular “How to Blog for Money and Web Traffic” series. Additionally, he has written 2 books “How Wilby Got 20 Million (People to Read His Blogs)” and “Gee, I Wish I Had Been Drinking at the Time.” Bill has recently been contracted to create a textbook on Marketing with Social Media by a US national publisher and distributor and will be teaching the same at the Masters level in universities in the San Jose area.
Bill has spent over 20 years working and living in Asia, including Japan, China, India and Russia, serving in the U.S. Navy. He now resides in Silicon Valley, working with many tech entrepreneurs and leading 13 MeetUp groups with over 3,800 collective members.
Dr Stig Nordqvist has worked as researcher, consultant, trainer and media professional since 1990. Stig joined IFRA part time back in 2003 with responsibility for business development as well as creating and delivering executive programme projects, events (international and local), research, editorial coverage and viewpoints and speaking at numerous international conferences. In 2008 he was hired full time as Director Digital Media Research. In the WAN-IFRA merger in June 2009 he was promoted to Executive Director of Business Development and Emerging Digital Platforms Business Unit - now called Publishing & Digital.
Over recent years Stig has provided advisory services to big international media companies, including: Singapore Press Holdings, MDA Singapore, Voralberger, Stampen, Yomiuri Shimbun, News International, IFLA, Finnish Media Association and Ringier
Trained as a journalist, Mario is strongly committed to the idea that content is what determines the success of a brand; his work and teaching is based on his WED philosophy, of combining writing, editing and design as basic principles for effective communication of ideas.
Mario has devoted more than 40 years to redesigning publications, and has personally collaborated with over 700 news organizations. From such large projects as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), New Straits Times (Malaysia), The Philadelphia Inquirer, Handelsblatt and Die Zeit, to medium-size newspapers, such as The Charlotte Observer, Goteborts Posten( Sweden) , or smaller ones in the heartland of America, such as the Lawrence (Kansas) Journal-World, or the weekly of the oil and energy industry, Upstream (Norway); all projects command the attention and special personalized service that is part of the Mario trademark.
Grig Davidovitz is a consultant specialising in Developing Journalism in the New Media Age. His areas of expertise are news design and usability, online revenue models and newsroom structure. His clients include newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Prior to that, he was the Editor in Chief of Israel's Haaretz websites, also responsible for the strategic development of the digital platforms.
Hanna has worked as a media professional since 1999 and joined Mktmedia in 2009. Hanna has also worked as a director of business development at the second largest newspaper in Sweden. She has a MBA degree from School of business, economy and law in Gothenburg. Mktmedia is a digital business development company that is owned by five owner groups and have nearly 60 media houses in the network. Mktmedia work with the strategic development of digital platforms and new business models as well as activities that we need to adopt to be able to adjust to the new media landscape.
Janny Paul is the Chairman of Mobile Monday's Malaysian Chapter. Mobile Monday (MoMo) is an open networking organisation for mobile industry professionals fostering cooperation and cross-border business development through virtual and live networking events to share ideas, best practices and trends from global markets. Founded in autumn 2000 in Helsinki, Finland, MobileMonday now has over 140 chapters worldwide, which host meetings on a selected Monday evening each month.
Janny is also the Founder & Ceo of Zertopia, a Hybrid Media Agency that offers total interactive advertising and marketing help to companies large and small, from big brands to start-ups to everything in between. Janny has been a pioneer in the online and communications industry for over a decade. Graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Computer Engineering, Janny went on to develop Malaysia's first POS mobile app for Palm OS in 2002.
Mr. Jeongdo Hong is the Executive Director of JoongAng Media Network (JMnet hereinafter), the largest media group in Republic of Korea. He is in charge of managing 25 streams of media platforms, including newspapers, TV broadcasting, magazine publication, book publishing and Internet/mobile service.
Since he joined the JMnet in 2005 as a member of the Strategic Planning Office, he has developed overall corporate strategies for this leading media group. In year 2009, he supervised the ambitious project of JoongAng Ilbo(newspaper) to change its printing formation to Berliner, which was a first in all of Asia. In 2010, he opened a portal website, ‘JoinsMSN.com’, as well as the "JoongAng Ilbo App' for the tablet PC.
In 2011, Mr. Hong this time led a successful merger and acquisition process of two major movie theater franchise branches, respectively called the Megabox and the Cinus. He now, has been focusing his time and energy on the operation of the JTBC, the multiplatform TV network, covering diverse areas from news to entertainment.
Joe Nguyen is the Vice President, South East Asia at comScore, Inc. - a Global Internet Information Provider. He is responsible for new business development and expanding sales of comScore products and services throughout the Southeast Asia region. comScore reports on market-specific measurement of Internet usage for 13 Asia-Pacific countries and are rapidly increasing its footprint in Asia Pacific with people and products.
Joe has more than 15 years of sales experience in the Asia-Pacific region and is an active thought leader in the industry, regularly speaking at conferences and holding a seat on the Advisory Board of ad:tech Singapore and on the Leadership Council of the IAB Southeast Asia – Singapore Chapter. He is a veteran of the online analytics industry with experience on both the user and vendor sides of panel-based audience measurement and site-side analytics.
Mr Johnson Goh is currently working with Singapore Press Holdings Limited as Vice President, Head of SPH Online Classifieds (ST701). He is responsible for developing and re-launching the new Online Classifieds business in Singapore. Prior to this role, he was appointed as Vice President for SPH’s Strategic Marketing Division and General Manager for SPH Search Pte Ltd.
He brings to the company a wealth of Sales, Marketing and Business Development experience from both print and digital businesses.
Formally a Senior Executive with Media Corporation of Singapore and Singapore Yellow Pages, Johnson is also well acquainted with the Media and Directory industry. His domain knowledge in both Online and Print Media, together with numerous innovative features conceptualised by him, are well received and recognised by the industry. In both organisations, he was responsible for boosting the tradition print & broadcast and Internet business.
Over the last 16 years, Johnson has worked in various industries, holding key positions in Sales and Marketing, Information Technology and Business Turnover, and launched several Online, Offline and Mobile initiatives successfully. These achievements are instrumental in his constant advocate to push for a greater use of Information Technology by traditional businesses.
In Mach 2008, Johnson was conferred his fellowship by Marketing Institute of Singapore. MIS fellows are senior marketing professionals who have made significant contributions to the marketing industry.
Mr Goh holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Western Sydney, Australia.
Kimmo specializes in online audience analytics – data collection, management & enrichment with advanced analytics – and business applications of the refined audience data, with over ten years of experience in this field.
Before Enreach, Kimmo has co-founded Xtract, the first social network analytics company in the world, and Webmie, an online behaviour measurement company. In his spare time Kimmo enjoys skiing, sailing, and good food & wine.
Mobikyo publishes Wireless Watch Japan, organizes Mobile Monday Tokyo events, operates Mobile Intelligence guided missions and provides related research and advisory services.
Based in Tokyo since 2001, dedicated to reporting on the mobile industry, Lars gained a unique understanding of - and developed a wide network of contacts with - telcom operators, handset makers as well as many content, application and service providers both in Japan and abroad. Lars is also a founder and lead organizer of the Mobile Monday Tokyo community since Sept. 2004,
Michael is responsible for driving the product and technology that will bring premium online Indian video content to Spuul customers across the globe. Michael has worked in the consumer internet space with Yahoo!, the enterprise software space with Weblogic/BEA and has been actively involved in the Asian startup community for over 10 years.
Mr. Wuttke is the Managing Director Asia, of Adstream Holdings, the world leading Digital Advertising Asset Management and Delivery Service Company. He is based in Singapore.
Mr. Wuttke has been on the board of several Chinese Advertising and Media companies, while he was working in China from 2005 to 2009 for Publicitas as CEO Asia. Before hand he has been working and living in Switzerland where he was Member of the Executive Management Team of PubliGroupe and served on the boards of Yellow Pages, Online Classifieds, and several International Digital and Media Companies like 24/7RealMedia (ex-NASDAQ).
He received Masters Degrees in Science and Business Administration from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany.
Paul Jansen was an award-winning journalist with Singapore Press Holdings. A newspaperman with decades of experience in print, he also has a deep understanding of the Internet and mobile platforms, having pioneered initiatives in both. He was founding editor of the online version of The Straits Times and a key member of the team which won a mobile license in Singapore, which led to the creation of a S$2.3 billion telco. A believer in the power of data to transform businesses, he co-founded aSpecial Media Pte Ltd in 2011. It tracks the behaviour of people online, and uses this to boost the value of publishers' ad spaces as well as the effectiveness of advertisers' expenditures. When not evangelising the benefits of data collection and analysis, Paul is usually in the air. A keen aviator with his own plane, he shares his experiences through Merawan, a website he founded for pilots in Southeast Asia.
Paul Lewis is Special Projects Editor for the Guardian. He has pioneered the use of Twitter in journalism and his coverage of the England riots made him the most retweeted news source - gaining 35,000 followers in five days. He recently led 'Reading the Riots', the Guardian's landmark study into the disturbances with the London School of Economics University. Lewis 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. He studied at Cambridge University and Harvard University.
Read an interview with Paul here.
Peter has been in the news business for 35 years, and been actively involved in interactive media for more than 20. He is executive editor and publisher of Classified Intelligence Report, and has written many industry “white papers” and special reports about interactive media and classified ads. Zollman has consulted with media groups, trade associations, broadcasters, magazines and others to help develop successful interactive media services. He has served on the “classifieds task force” of a major newspaper and broadcast group; conducted workshops for dot-coms and newspapers and has worked with most of the leading companies globally in the classified advertising field. He was co-chair of a Zollman speaks often at major industry conferences. He is based near Orlando, Florida.
Premesh Chandran is the co-founder and CEO of Malaysiakini.com, the leading online media in Malaysia, reaching over 300,000 readers per day in four languages (English, Malay, Chinese, Tamil).
Founded in 1999, Malaysiakini has won various international awards including from Asiaweek, Businessweek, International Press Institute, the Committee to Protect Journalism and Reporters San Frontiers. The site has also been featured in various books and journals, most recently in the International Journal of Press/Politics. Malaysiakini is also the only media organisation in Southeast Asia to be nominated to the World Economic Forum’s International Media Council. The online news portal now prepares its first publication as a printed newspaper.
Robert G. Picard is Director of Research at the Reuters Institute at the University of Oxford. A specialist in media economics and policy, he is the author and editor of 25 books, including Value Creation and the Future of News Organizations, The Economics and Financing of Media Companies, The Internet and the Mass Media, and Media Firms: Structure, Operations, and Performance. He is editor of the Journal of Media Business Studies and was previously editor of The Journal of Media Economics. He has been a consultant for leading media companies in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. He is listed in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America, International Authors and Writers Who’s Who, and Contemporary Authors.
Rod began his media career in radio, working for Australia's government broadcaster The ABC. Making the switch to print in the early ’90s, Rod started at The Australian Jewish News in Sydney, NSW, as production manager, taking the paper from traditional paste-up to full pdf workflow - the first small publisher in Australia to make this leap. Transferring to head office in Melbourne in 1999 (and just missing the Sydney Olympics!), Rod was appointed National Operations Manager with full responsibility for all publishing from editorial to graphics to distribution. 2011 saw the launch of NSW's iPad edition - a venture that broke even financially within four months of publication.
Ron Brownlow is an International Content Editor at Next Media Animation. Prior to joining NMA, he was Features Editor at the Taipei Times. Ron has also worked as a beat reporter in New York and has written for Barron's, The New York Times and Newsweek. He has a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.
Saurav Sen is a senior journalist-turned digital media consultant based in New Delhi. He has worked for major media brands like The Times of India, India Today, The Telegraph, The Asian Age etc, apart from Khaleej Times, Dubai and The Guardian, London in more than 23 years of journalistic and stellar media management experience. He has been at the forefront of India's digital media evolution ever since the internet came to India in 1995.
After holding senior positions like Editor, The Times of India Online, Group Business Head (Internet & telecom VAS) for ABP Group, Head of Digital Media for Khaleej Times, among others, he became a full-time digital media consultant since 2007, running his boutique consultancy firm, Sidnet Digitalia, and advising clients both in India and abroad. Saurav is a noted public speaker, a sworn internet evangelist and an empanelled digital media expert trainer for WAN-Ifra.
Terry is a digital advertising veteran with rich experience in providing digital solutions, from display advertising, search optimization, branded channel partnership, tactical campaign microsites, mobile and social apps solutions. Newly joined The Wall Street Journal in Oct 2012, Terry oversees the APAC digital revenue, and formulates the digital sales strategy across the region, including the local in-language sites. Prior to WSJ, she was leading one sales team of Yahoo! HK for both display and search solutions.
Terry earned an EMBA from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in Year 2011.
Tomáš Bella is a co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Piano Media. He is responsible for formulating the company's overall strategy, vision and focus necessary for Piano to continue its expansion.
Bella brings more than 10 years of executive management and newspaper experience with Slovak Media companies to his position at the helm of Piano Media. Before co-founding Piano in May 2010, he served as deputy director of SME.sk, Slovakia's largest online news source. Before that, Bella worked for almost three years as the Editor-in-chief of SME.sk. Bella started his career and worked as a reporter at SME newspaper, Slovakia's biggest broadsheet.
Bella earned a Masters in journalism and mass media science from the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia in 2001. Bella teaches a course in on-line media at Bratislava's Pan-European University, is a member of the Press Council of Slovakia and was named one of the “World's Top 50 innovators in new media,” by Journalism.co.uk.
He is Responsible for defining and delivering strategies to harness social technologies to support BBC brands needs in areas like consumer products, live events, digital properties etc. Previously with British Telecom as head of strategy of social media and online gaming. His expertise include Digital Marketing Product marketing and management ,Online Community marketing and management and Content moderation strategy and implementation
Siah Ping started her career in Ogilvy & Mather Malaysia in 1990. In her 18 years with Ogilvy, Siah Ping worked across its group of companies in advertising, CRM, PR and activation. In her capacity as Group Planning Director, Siah Ping ran a strategic planning unit for brand communications of major FMCG brands and driving the group’s projects in consumer and cultural insights. She left Ogilvy to join pay TV operator Astro in 2009 as Vice President, Consumer and Content Strategy.
Wong Siah Ping joined Star Publications as Group Chief Marketing Officer in May 2011, managing customer and product segment marketing, CRM, research and branding. In her current role as Chief Operating Officer, Digital Business, Siah Ping takes care of the Publications online assets as well as driving the digital strategy for the Publications.