World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers

Digital Media Asia 2013



Digital Media Asia 2013

Date and Location

  • 12 Nov 2013 - 14 Nov 2013
    Kuala Lumpur

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Media Partners


  • Opennews.Hack Asia is the #1 Digital Media Innovation accelerator in Asia. It is made possible by NTU & WAN-IFRA's Newsplex Asia and SPH Profesional Development Fund.  

    Why Digital Media Innovation?

    Digital Media Innovation is fluid and characterized by an ever-changing stream of news technologies, ideas and products. By focussing on Digital Media Innovation, OPENNEWS.HACK Asia aims to:

    • Promote digital citizenship
    • Support innovation in new ways to digitally inform and engage people and communities
    • Accelerate free exchange of information, cultivate critical inquiry and investigation, nurture the power of impactful story telling
    • Rethink how the news is architectured and how information gets produced to open new ways for people to consume and share news

    Key Objectives

    • Catalyze digital innovation
    • Strengthen journalism education
    • Support social media journalism
    • Disrupt/ ignite news industry
    • Promote interactive information and data visualisation
    • Train journalists to think transversely to collect and disseminate news across Web 2.0 Channels


    More information is available on Opennews.hack Asia's website.

Contact information



  • Geoff Tan
    Senior Vice President, Head - Strategic Marketing, Singapore Press Holdings, Singapore
  • Anjali Kapoor
    Director, Digital News Strategy, The Globe and Mail, Canada
  • Christina Lo Man Ki
    Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Apple Daily, Hong Kong
  • Todd Forest
    Executive Producer Asia Pacific, Microsoft Online Media and Publishing, Singapore
  • Cheryl Goh
    Regional Marketing Vice President, GrabTaxi, Malaysia
  • Phalgun Raju
    Vice President & General Manager of the Japan, Asia Pacific Brand Business, InMobi, Singapore
  • Cheryl Cheng
    General Manager, PHD, Malaysia
  • Adam Najberg
    Asia Digital Editor, The Wall Street Journal, HongKong
  • Thomas Jacob
  • Alan Soon
    Head of Audience & Managing Editor, Southeast Asia, Yahoo!
  • sue brooks
    Sue Brooks
    Director of Video Transformation, Associated Press
  • Vincent Camara
    Regional Director APAC,, Singapore
  • Audra Martin, Vicepresident, Advertising and Operations, Economist Digital
    Audra Martin
    Vicepresident, Advertising and Operations, Economist Digital, UK
  • Naoki Onodera
    Manager, Digital Publishing Office, Publishing Division, The Mainichi Newspapers, Japan
  • Eamonn Byrne, Business Director, The Byrne Partnership Ltd, UK
    Eamonn Byrne
    Business Director, The Byrne Partnership Ltd, UK
  • Graham Hinchly
    Engineering Manager FT Labs, FT, UK
  • Joachim Schmaltz
    Vice President Asia, Reuters Media, Hong Kong
  • Maria Ronson
    Vice President of Sales for Asia, Associated Press, Hong Kong
  • James Cadman
    Head of Tablet Editions, Metro, UK
  • Philip Golingai
    Editor, The Star Online, Malaysia
  • Andrew Holden, Editor-in-Chief, The Age, Australia
    Andrew Holden
    Editor-in-Chief, The Age, Australia
  • Dan Sloan
    Editor-in-Chief, Nissan Global Media Center, Nissan Motor Co., Yokohama
  • Grig Davidovitz
    CEO, RGB Media Inc, Israel
  • Sachin Gopalan
    CEO, Berita Satu Media Holdings, Indonesia
  • Parin Mehta
    Strategic Partner Lead, Google
  • Mal Dale
    General Manager, The Readership Works, Australia
  • Warren Fernandez
    Editor, The Straits Times, Singapore Press Holdings
  • Kien M. Lee
    Founder and Managing Director, SENATUS.NET, Singapore
  • Byron Perry
    Founder and Managing Director, Coconuts Media, Thailand

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