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Alan Soon

Alan Soon

Founder & CEO, The Splice Newsroom, Singapore

Alan Soon is an expert on Asian newsroom operations, digital transformation and the business of media. He is the Founder & CEO of The Splice Newsroom, an editorial consultancy that builds, develops and transforms newsrooms. He also advises early-stage media startups and is a mentor at the SPH Plug And Play accelerator.

For more than 20 years, Alan has worked in radio, TV, news wires, magazine and online across Asia. This gives him a 360 view on how various newsrooms get things done — and how things get stuck. He started out as a reporter and grew into other operational roles including producer, editor, newsroom manager and eventually a business leader.

In his last position, Alan led one of the largest digital news teams in the industry as Yahoo’s Managing Editor for India and Southeast Asia. He’s also worked at CNBC and Bloomberg across Asia.

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