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In the borderless digital world, the pursuit of innovation and relevance is transforming the speed, scale and impact of consumer interactions with media in all its forms.
The boundaries of content have been shattered by new platforms, audiences and influencers, threatening traditional models yet opening up limitless opportunities for media businesses and brands.
As organisations vie for growth and competitive advantage in an ever more complex and crowded media landscape, the Business of Media Summit equips leaders with the vision, strategy and leadership tactics to shape and sustain the success of their media business.
Join executives from across the entire media spectrum – television, film, radio, music, games and publishing, as well as brand and agency stakeholders, technology suppliers, regulators and investors – as they uncover the models and strategies determining growth and resilience in 2018 and beyond.
The Business of Media Summit is an event like no other, a unique opportunity that congregates high-profile stakeholders from Australia’s media, entertainment, content and advertising sectors. This strategic event is your guide to media change, reform and innovation.
// 2 Powerful days
// Executive learning agenda
// 35+ industry speakers
// 5 Star networking environment
Chief Marketing Officer
BBC Worldwide (UK)
Jackie Lee-Joe is responsible for the overarching marketing and brand strategy for all of BBC Worldwide’s businesses, including Top Gear, Doctor Who and BBC Earth, and spearheads the digital partnership strategy for the company.
Jackie has over 20 years of marketing experience in blue chip brands, largely in technology and telecoms. She joined BBC Worldwide from Skype, where she was Global Director for Audience, Entertainment Marketing & Broadcast Media. Her previous experience encompasses Virgin Mobile in Australia where she was GM Brand & Communications, Carphone Warehouse working across Europe and global brand and consumer marketing roles at Orange, based in the UK. An Australian national, she also spent six years in a variety of marketing roles at Ansett Airlines. As well as first-rate marketing experience, she brings a strategic mind and approach, a fantastic understanding of the possibilities of digital and considerable experience of industries and organisations undergoing transformation.
Vice President, Global Marketing Innovation
GE Digital (USA)
Katrina Craigwell is VP, Brand and Revenue Marketing at GE Digital. Her team is responsible for driving innovative storytelling and generating commercial impact for GE Digital across visual and digital mediums. Prior to that, Craigwell was Director of Global Content & Programming for GE Corporate, where she spearheaded new programs at the intersection of technology and brand, including GE’s work on Instagram, YouTube and across virtual reality platforms.
Prior to GE, she was Associate Director at social media agency Attention, working with clients including CNN, HLN, WE tv, A&E and The Guardian. Craigwell began her career in public relations at the Independent Film Channel, working on some of IFC’s first social media campaigns.
Craigwell was awarded The Advertising Club of New York’s Young Pro honor in 2016. She has been named to Digiday’s Changemakers in 2017, Adweek’s Most Influential Women in Marketing and Media in 2016 and Young Influentials and Creative 100 in 2015, Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Marketing & Advertising in 2014, and AdAge’s Creativity 50 in 2012.
Director, Gender Initiative
The New York Times (USA)
Francesca Donner is director of the newly-launched Gender Initiative at The New York Times.
The initiative elevates gender as a lens through which we view the world; and aims to amplify diverse women’s voices, lead the public conversation around women’s and gender issues globally, and engage female readers with The New York Times.
In its first few months, the Gender Initiative focused on the sexual harassment scandals breaking across the world and launched The #MeToo Moment newsletter.
Previously, Francesca was the director of Times Insider, a New York Times initiative designed to take readers behind the scenes of Times journalism while elevating a culture of candour and transparency.
Before she joined The Times, Francesca was a deputy editor at The Wall Street Journal, where she covered the business of management and worked on digital newsroom strategy.
Francesca grew up in the UK, is a graduate of Stanford and Brown universities in the U.S. and lives in New York City.
Editorial Lead - Contrast VR
Al Jazeera Digital (USA)
Zahra Rasool is the Editorial Lead for Contrast VR — Al Jazeera’s new immersive media studio where she focuses on the production of compelling 360-degree video, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) content. Before joining Al Jazeera’s Innovation Team, she was the Managing Editor of HuffPost RYOT where she was responsible for RYOT’s editorial strategy, managing the content team and combining journalistic storytelling with VR and 360-degree technology. She used VR to cover the 2016 conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia. This was HuffPost’s first election coverage using VR and 360-degree video.
In 2015, she founded her own startup Gistory that provides complete, concise and contextual news on a world map. She also worked with Fault Lines, an Emmy-award winning investigative documentary show on Al Jazeera. Her background is in documentary filmmaking and she is very passionate about new emerging platforms and immersive storytelling in shaping the future of the media.
Chief Executive Officer
Paul Anderson was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ten Network Holdings in July 2015. He was previously Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for the Network.
Paul was appointed Chief Financial Officer in March 2011, having held various senior finance roles at the company since he joined in 2003.
Paul is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years’ commercial experience in the New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia. He qualified with KPMG in New Zealand before moving to the United Kingdom and holding various senior roles at CLS Holdings plc in London for eight years. He then relocated to Australia. He has studied at the Stanford Graduate School of Management, is a member of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand, a member of Chartered Secretaries Australia and a member of the Male Champions of Change.
Paul is a competitive cyclist, swimmer and runner. He lives on the northern beaches of Sydney with his wife and three children.
President & Managing Director - International
Parry Ravindranthan is Managing Director – International, overseeing Bloomberg Media’s growth efforts in EMEA and Asia-Pacific.
Since joining Bloomberg in 2010, Parry has overseen the growth of the Media Group’s Asia-Pacific business across all platforms, and played a key part in the recent launch of Bloomberg Business Asia. He has expanded Bloomberg Media’s commercial products, executed innovative distribution strategies, and helped Bloomberg Media Group realize a leadership position in the region.
Under his leadership, Bloomberg TV Asia has also expanded commercial partnerships in India, the Philippines and Mongolia, deepened Asia-Pacific news coverage and is today an award-winning network available to over 360 million homes worldwide.
Prior to his regional role based in Hong Kong, Parry was executive producer managing the Bloomberg TV partnership in Mumbai. His broadcast career has included roles as Editor at Al Jazeera in Qatar and Assistant Editor at CNBC-TV18 (Network18) in India.
Suzy is Twitter Australia’s Managing Director, responsible for local operations including its advertising business and operations. Previously, Suzy ran Twitter Australia’s online sales business for almost three years which experienced strong growth under her leadership. Australia is part of the fastest growing region in the world for Twitter, which has more than three-quarters of its users outside the United States.
Suzy is passionate about helping brands integrate new digital technologies to achieve their business objectives in innovative ways. Working with a range of clients across multiple industries, Suzy helps Australian businesses engage with and understand the value of Twitter.
A Silicon Valley native, Suzy has spent the last eight years in Australia. Prior to joining Twitter, Suzy had a distinguished eight and a half year career at Google. In her most recent role she was the Industry Manager for the Education team, responsible for sales strategy and commercialisation for Google’s product suite across Australia’s education institutions.
Suzy graduated from Claremont McKenna College in Los Angeles with a Bachelor’s in English.
Mother to two under two, Suzy is a keen swimmer who competes in the Australian open water series, and is a Surf Lifesaver for North Steyne SLSC. You can find her on Twitter @suzynicoletti
Louise Herron AM|
Chief Executive Officer
Sydney Opera House
Louise Herron became CEO of the Sydney Opera House in 2012, the first woman appointed to the role, after 10 years working in investment banking and serving as chair of Sydney’s Belvoir Street Theatre.
Since 2013, Louise has led development of the Opera House’s Renewal program to ensure this World Heritage-listed icon and one of the world’s busiest performing arts centres meets the needs and expectations of 21st-century artists, audiences and visitors.
Renewal includes more than $270 million in capital works to upgrade performance halls and open new spaces to the public, as well as improving the artistic and visitor experiences for the Opera House’s 8.2 million annual visitors and the 1.5 million people who attend a performance each year.
Chief Digital Officer
Seven West Media
Clive joined Seven West Media (ASX:SWM) in 2015 as the Chief Digital Officer for Seven West Media and as a non-Executive Director at Yahoo 7. He oversees all strategic and operational aspects of Seven West Media’s digital content and digital revenue activities. Clive’s career to date has been a unique Digital/Broadcast media hybrid – never very far from Broadcast Content nor from a Digital team and boasts over 30 years’ experience, which has taken him from New York to Los Angeles, Mumbai to Johannesburg, Budapest to Berlin and London to now Australia. Clive’s first digital role was in 1995 with the multi award winning team at Capital Interactive part of then one of the largest Broadcasters in the UK.
Clive was also an advisor to the founders of the world leading mobile company Shazam used by more than 700 million people in over 60 countries and was recently valued at $1bn. Since Shazam, Clive has also advised a number of other successful digital start-ups, helping them achieve growth, maturity, IPO or exit. In 2008 Clive co-founded Absolute Radio for the Times of India – the World’s largest English language newspaper publisher as COO. Absolute Radio has a world leading reputation for Digital, Social, Mobile innovation with more than 77% of its audience via a digital platform. Absolute Radio pioneered the new ‘In-Stream’ premium marketing platform. Clive was also a Founding Director of UK Radio Player Ltd, a joint venture between UK Broadcasters and the BBC that is used each month by 6m users to simplify discovery of live Broadcast Content.
In April 2013 he relocated from the UK to Australia to take the reigns as Director of Digital and Innovation at Southern Cross Austereo (SCA), overseeing strategic and operational aspects of the company’s diverse and multifaceted digital content and free-to-air television platform. During the 20 months Clive was at SCA, his digital team achieved a 700% increase in digital traffic, which in turn drove 50 % increase in digital revenue and EBITDA by over 90%. Clive is one of the Founder Directors of Code Club – a not for profit after-school coding club for Australian primary school children funded in part by a grant from the Telstra Foundation.
Chief Revenue Officer
Matt is responsible for all revenue generated within the Fairfax mastheads including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and the Australian Financial Review. He leads teams across agency and direct sales, key account management, programmatic trading, brands & audiences, ad tech & operations and the recently formed 50-strong Commercial Innovation division.
Matt’s extensive background as a global marketer, creative agency head and digital publisher makes him well placed to drive results for Fairfax customers. His previous roles include Director of Content Marketing at Cirrus Media Australia and Managing Director within the Publicis Groupe in London.
Chief Executive Officer
Mike is the CEO of Stan Entertainment; a world-class SVOD service for Australian consumers that he established in 2013. Stan Entertainment is a joint venture between Nine Entertainment Co. and Fairfax Media. Mike was formerly the CEO of the Microsoft/Nine Entertainment ecommerce joint venture, Cudo, up until its sale in 2013. Prior to that, Mike set up the Invision IPTV service in Dubai as Vice President of IPTV for the Saudi Telecom/Astro Malaysia joint venture Intigral. Before joining Intigral, he headed Corporate Strategy and Business Development at ninemsn (Nine Digital) where he established and developed a portfolio of the company’s high growth digital media businesses including the start-up of MSN New Zealand and management of the EPG and listings business HWW. Prior to ninemsn, Mike led the roll out of Optus’ national ADSL network – “Bigfoot.” Mike holds an Honours Degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.
Head of Content, Production and Development
Nine Entertainment Co.
Adrian is the Nine Network’s Head of Content Production & Development working across the Nine Network of traditional broadcast and digital. His role involves working with internal teams and external production partners to commission and develop shows that embody Nine’s brand and attract broad, mainstream audiences. He works across on-air, digital and social media to ensure Nine program brands reach the biggest possible audience wherever they are. This is Adrian’s fourth stint at the Nine Network. He started as a Newspaper journalist on the Sydney Morning Herald, before joining SBS as a news and current affairs reporter. He first came to Nine as a reporter and producer at Wide World of Sports working on Grand Prix, Commonwealth Games and other major events. A brief stint back at SBS as Executive Producer of Sport saw him secure the rights for the Tour de France but the call of Nine was too strong and he returned as the founding producer of the travel series Getaway. It was there that he launched Australia’s first commercial television website getaway.com.au in 1994. Adrian then spent 12 years in the UK working for Endemol and Mirror Group Newspapers in a variety of executive roles before starting his own production company. He created the UK’s first branded TV channel Thomas Cook TV, its first city channel London TV and conceived and ran Britain’s most popular mobile TV program as well as making television for The BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky. He has sat on several boards of both television production and digital businesses.
Chair, NED, Author, Mentor
Marina Go is Chair of the Wests Tigers NRL Club, Chair of Office Brands, a non-executive director of Energy Australia, Autosports Group, 7-Eleven and The Walkley Foundation, Chair of the Advisory Board of the Centre For Media Transition at the University of Technology Sydney, and author of the business book for women, Break Through: 20 Success Strategies for Female Leaders. She is also on the Advisory Boards of the Australian Republic Movement and Background, an innovative creative agency startup, and was previously Head of Hearst Australia at Bauer Media. Boss magazine named her as one of 20 True Leaders of 2016. Marina has over 25 years of leadership experience in the media industry, having started her career as a journalist. She has an MBA from The Australian Graduate School of Management.
Fox Networks Group Australia & New Zealand
Jacqui Feeney is Managing Director of Fox Networks Groups (FNG) Australia and New Zealand. She oversees all aspects of the company’s operations in the region covering programming, marketing, advertising sales, finance and commercial partnerships.
FNG is 21st Century FOX’s home to a global portfolio of cable and broadcasting networks and properties including more than 300 channels. In Australia this portfolio includes FX channel the destination for fearless premium drama; BabyTV and the newly expanded National Geographic Partners (NGP) business – a joint venture between 21CF and the National Geographic Society.
In addition to leading Nat Geo’s TV assets, Jacqui is focused on evolving National Geographic’s multiplatform and non-channel assets to drive growth including digital products, publishing, licensing & merchanding and travel. She recently oversaw the global-first launch of the National Geographic App for Optus.
Prior to joining FNG, Jacqui held a range of roles at Foxtel that included launching Foxtel’s OTT service Presto, and leading Foxtel’s movie channels and transactional pay-per-view services strategy and operations. She joined Foxtel in 2007 as lead negotiator and relationship manager for its portfolio of third party entertainment, movies, factual, news and childrens’ channels where she worked on numerous content & product developments across IPTV, Mobile, TVOD, Catch-Up, HD, 3D and Day&Date releasing.
Jacqui’s media career includes working for organisations such as World Movies Channel, Screen NSW, BBC London and ABC Television.
Jacqui serves on the board of ASTRA and the Documentary Australia Foundation (DAF) which connects philanthropists with social impact filmmakers including via events such as Good Pitch2.
Myki’s crystal ball was working well in 2003, when he launched Canadian-born VICE Magazine into the Australian market. Operating in only three countries at the time, the underground magazine has since expanded into the world’s leading youth media brand, with a global footprint in 30+ countries across mobile, digital and linear platforms.
As managing director, Myki has overseen VICE’s local expansion into Australasia’s most influential youth media company and Brand of the Year at the 2017 Publish Awards. He orchestrated a defining partnership with SBS to convert free-to-air TV channel SBS2 into SBS VICELAND in November 2016, now featuring VICE’s award-winning programming.
He has also developed VICE into Australia’s most awarded in-house branded content studio, working with preeminent brands such as Google, Ebay, Schweppes and Air New Zealand.
Head of eCom Marketing
For years Nicole has been fascinated with people and has created a career finding the common point between brands and what people want. With marketing and advertising experience across 23 years, Nicole uniquely combines creative whimsy with strong commercial acumen. She believes that marketing drives business growth and is experienced across channel attribution models and media mix optimisation to demonstrate and optimise ROI. Stints with Dell, Amex, Pandora music and now Woolworths, have convinced her these two often opposing pillars combined are the best future for brands. She believes that marketing can truly enhance people’s lives, making life easier and that little bit more entertaining.
Senior Vice President & General Manager
Viacom International Media Networks Australia and New Zealand
Ben Richardson is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Australia and New Zealand, a role he has held since February 2014.
Mr. Richardson is responsible for the strategic direction and overall management of VIMN’s Australian and New Zealand business which includes linear and digital operations for all MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and Spike-branded businesses, as well as commercial partnerships, programme sales, consumer products and other ancillary businesses.
Mr. Richardson was promoted after serving as Vice President and General Manager of Nickelodeon Australia where is credited with spearheading the popular and award-winning “Slimefest,” Australia’s only kid and family friendly music festival. He also led brand initiatives including the development of Nick Jr’s “Play Along with Sam,” Nickelodeon’s partnerships with Tennis Australia and SeaWorld, as well as collaborating with other children’s broadcasters on an unprecedented preschool marketing campaign for Foxtel, VIMN’s joint-venture partner in Nickelodeon Australia.
Prior to joining Nickelodeon Australia, Mr. Richardson was the Vice President and General Manager for VIMN Korea, a role he assumed after success in a variety of content and creative roles within the company in India, Indonesia, Japan and Korea. Mr. Richardson first joined VIMN in 2005 as Content and Creative Director for Nickelodeon India after serving as Executive Producer for Channel [V].
Mr. Richardson is based at Viacom International Media Networks’ headquarters in East Sydney and reports to Mark Whitehead, Managing Director and Executive Vice President of VIMN Asia Pacific.
Director, Group Strategy & Data
Chris Leads Foxtel’s Strategy, Data and Insights functions.
Chris’ team is responsible for helping develop the group’s long term growth plans as well as providing key insights on consumer and competitive trends to drive decision making.
Before joining Foxtel Chris was a Senior Manager at LEK strategy consulting and has extensive experience of working across a number of sectors including media, retail, transport and M&A.
Most recently Chris has been involved in developing major pricing and product changes as well as driving transformation in Foxtel’s data capabilities.
Commerical Director - Digital Sales
Nine Entertainment Co.
Pippa Leary currently heads up the Nine’s digital sales team, a role which sees her lead a sales operation responsible for the media company’s key online properties including nine.com.au, 9Honey and broadcast video on demand platform 9Now.
Prior to taking her current role Leary was CEO of Fairfax-Nine programmatic exchange APEX and prior to that held senior executive roles at Fairfax Media, including Managing Director of the publisher’s Digital Media division.
During her time at Fairfax, she was responsible for growing revenue and audience usage across smh.com.au and theage.com.au, while building the new online properties Brisbane Times and WA Today. During this time Pippa’s team also acquired Essential Baby and Weatherzone to diversify revenues and increase the reach of the Fairfax network. In this role Pippa was also responsible for media sales across the entire Fairfax Digital network.
Pippa also sat on the board of Solstice Media and is currently a Trustee Director for Equip Super.
Director Entertainment & Specialist
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
David Anderson was appointed as Director Entertainment & Specialist in February 2018, expanding his previous role as Director Television to be responsible for all ABC radio music networks (triple j, Double j, Classic FM, Country and Jazz) podcasts and specialist radio content (Radio National) as well as broadcast television networks (ABCTV, ABC Kids, ABC Comedy, ABC ME). This also includes all on-demand products and services (iview, ABC Listen, ABC Kids Listen, ABC Kids), and the relevant network web and apps.
David has enjoyed a successful career in the broadcast television and media industry for nearly 30 years, with a long history as television executive and a strong track record in television production and commissioning successful programs across all genres.
Prior to his tenure as Director Television, David was the Director of the ABC’s Digital Network and Strategy & Planning divisions. in his capacity as Director of Strategy & Planning, David worked to refocus expenditure in the organisation towards audience-focused content, products and services; and as Director of Digital Network, David was afforded the opportunity to lead the organisation’s digital transformation by looking at ways to engage new audiences online and creating a personalised and connected online network.
David also maintains positions on both Screenrights and Freeview Boards.
Managing Director of Emerging Technology and Media
Universal Music Group
As Managing Director of Emerging Technology and Media at Universal Music Group, Steve is tasked with building out internal functions for data-driven marketing and culture-defining content by leveraging the latest technologies available. Before joining Universal Music Group, Steve spent 5 years building out TubeMogul in Australia, APAC and the US through a series of leadership roles. He had just moved to New York when the company was listed on NASDAQ in 2014 and was leading the West Coast from Los Angeles when it was sold to Adobe in 2016. Prior to joining TubeMogul, Steve established Australia’s first Video Ad Network with Adconion and prior to that, lead News Digital Media’s entertainment strategy.
Chief Executive Officer
Ed Harrison joined Yahoo7 as the CEO following years of experience working with leading global, European and Australian media companies. Ed joins Yahoo7 from Fairfax Media where he held the role of Group Sales Director.
Prior to his most recent role, Ed was Commercial Director, Fairfax Digital and the General Manager of JCDecaux Australia.
Ed holds qualifications in Economic and Political Development from the University of Exeter, has an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and is a current board member of the Interactive Advertising Bureau.
News Digital Networks Australia
Julian Delany is the managing director of News Digital Networks Australia (News DNA) ), the digital arm of News Corp Australia. He is responsible for News Corp Australia’s digital assets across content, product, production, strategy and integrated commercialisation for all brands and mastheads to deliver a leading ecosystem of powerful digital verticals. Mr Delany has a strong track record of building brands, developing products that connect with consumers and using the latest technologies to deliver outstanding results. Under his leadership news.com.au has firmly established the position of Australia’s leading source of news and become an essential part of Australians daily lives. Mr Delany joined News in 2012 from Foxtel where he spent 10 years leading the growth of The Weather Channel. As general manager he was responsible for the strategy, delivery and operational management of The Weather Channel’s broadcast on Foxtel along with delivery of commercial, digital and interactive products.
Simon Crerar is BuzzFeed Australia’s Editor-in-Chief. The founding editor of the local edition, he leads a growing editorial team publishing impactful news reporting, entertaining buzz content, viral videos, and the most shared memes in Australia. Prior to BuzzFeed, he worked at The Times and Sunday Times in London, and at News Corp Australia. Born and raised in Edinburgh, he is the author of 88 Reasons Why Australia Is The Craziest, a book inspired by his biggest BuzzFeed post.
Chief Digital Officer
A graduate with a Bachelor of Business and major in marketing from University of Strathclyde Glasgow, John has over 15 years of media experience.
John began his career at Starcom London, working as a TV Buyer exclusively on Procter & Gamble before switching to Online Trading Manager with the aim of bringing TV rigor in online.
John moved to Mediacom Sydney in 2008 to work on P&G but moved into the role of Head of Digital Implementation Planning & Investment leading overall digital operations of the agency nationally.
In October 2013 John became Chief Digital Officer across GroupM companies with key focus on digital operations, digital technology, platform strategies and digital trading development.
Xbox Business Lead, Asia
Jeremy Hinton is the Xbox Business Lead – Asia at Microsoft. He leads Microsoft’s Gaming initiatives across Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, South East Asia & India. With a professional career spanning over 20 years across both filmed & interactive entertainment with companies such as Village Roadshow & Mattel. In over 12 years at Microsoft he has overseen the launch of hardware, services, games, apps and partnered with content providers to deliver the most engaging gaming platform in Xbox. The most recent release of the Xbox One X is the world’s most powerful console & ushers in a new era of 4K content to living rooms. Jeremy is also currently a Board Member for the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association.
General Manager, Global Media & PR
Geoff Ikin joined Tourism Australia in September 2015 as General Manager, Global Media, PR and Social based in Sydney.
His team are responsible for bringing together Tourism Australia’s Global Media and Social strategy, international public relations approach and major events, key broadcast opportunities, advocacy and the International Media Hosting Program.
Geoff has over 15 years’ experience across Media, Advertising, PR, Events and Agency Management, previously working for IMG/Rugby World Cup, Sydney and Athens Olympics, David Jones and more recently the Westpac Group.
Managing Editor, Digital
Managing Editor of Cricket Australia’s award-winning digital division, Patrick has almost two decades of experience in sport and digital media.
Focused primarily on CA Digital’s content partnership with Optus, Patrick has overseen the production of editorial, feature and archive output for Optus Sport’s dedicated cricket platform and 24/7 channel. Alongside this he has project managed branded content streams for commercial partners, including Qantas, Lion Nathan, KFC and Mastercard.
He is heavily involved in CA Digital’s strategic planning, particularly in the areas of user engagement, commercial integration and data management.
Originally from Ireland, Patrick moved to Melbourne in 2007 and joined the Herald Sun where he became Assistant Editor before joining News Corp Australia’s National Sports Network, assuming the role of Digital Head of Sport before moving to Cricket Australia in 2015.
Chief Executive Officer
Joan Warner is the Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) representing Australian commercial radio broadcasters across both metropolitan and regional Australia. In her role as CEO of CRA, Ms Warner oversees negotiation, development and implementation of audience measurement survey contracts for the commercial radio industry and the ABC, the whole of industry marketing & brand campaign, the co-regulatory Radio Codes of Practice, and industry copyright agreements. Ms Warner is responsible for negotiations across a range of regulatory and legislative issues with regulators and directly with Government Ministers. She is also responsible for the annual national radio conference, Siren Creative Awards and Australian Commercial Radio Awards. CRA also coordinated and managed the planning, rollout and implementation of DAB+ digital radio in the five metropolitan capitals covering 64% of the Australian population and continues to manage strategy development for the DAB+ implementation into regional Australia. Ms Warner has worked at senior executive levels in the private and government sectors and holds four degrees including a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Education.
Editor at Large
The Betoota Advocate
Errol Parker is the Editor-at-Large of The Betoota Advocate, the nation’s oldest newspaper. He co-founded the digital edition of the paper in 2014 with Clancy Overell, The Advocate’s Editor-in-Chief. He captains a local, reliable newsroom that represents a rich and diverse cross section of the Diamantina community. Parker is ultimately responsible for the business aspect of the media conglomerate, liaising with the sales department and local lobbyists.
Prior to The Advocate, Errol worked at The News of the World and The Sun in the United Kingdom, where he says he learned his craft and developed a unique taste for quality journalism. His rapid professional demise from Fleet Street and subsequent deportation from England is something he feels ‘affected’ his current outlook on the media industry as a whole. Born in Hong Kong to a homely Cathay Pacific stewardess and a prominent Namibian arms dealer, Parker rarely returns home to Sheung Wan but enjoys travelling on his Chinese passport whenever he can.
Parker’s co-authored two books with Advocate editor Clancy Overell, one of which, Betoota’s Australia, is conveniently due just before Christmas.
He survives by his memories of a better time and a blind English Sheepdog named Dog.
Director TV & Online Content
Marshall was appointed Director TV and Online Content in January 2015. Prior to this appointment Marshall was the Chief Digital Officer, with a broad remit to help drive the adoption of digital technologies and innovation across SBS in a rapidly changing broadcast sector.
Marshall first joined SBS in 2007 as Manager, Digital Media with overall responsibility for SBS’s online presence.
Prior to joining SBS, Marshall’s varied career has included working as a litigation lawyer in NZ; heading up Telstra’s digital music and movie businesses and working as Creative Director of Noise, a media based festival to showcase the creative works of young Australians.
With a background as Australia’s multicultural broadcaster, SBS holds a unique place in the Australian media landscape. As described in the SBS Charter, SBS’s principal function is to provide multilingual, multicultural and Indigenous radio, television and digital media services that inform, educate and entertain all Australians, reflecting Australia’s diverse society. SBS inspires all Australians to explore, appreciate and celebrate our diverse world.
Chief Executive Officer
Wared Seger is the co-founder and CEO of Parrot Analytics, a data science company that enables the television industry to understand global demand for content. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Auckland and New York, Parrot Analytics has developed the industry’s first and only cross-platform global demand measurement standard for TV content. With a background in neuroscience, Wared has led Parrot Analytics’ vision and impressive growth from the company’s inception to global expansion. Wared believes that society’s biggest advancements have come from an intersection of science, technology, and entrepreneurship. A content-loving technology entrepreneur at heart, Wared is now leading the industry’s narrative on the “The Science of Popularity”: By reverse-engineering the wisdom of the crowds, Wared’s company Parrot Analytics ultimately connects creators with consumers by helping the industry take the guesswork out of content decisions and providing it with the most sophisticated data-driven insights possible. The world’s most recognized media, technology and consulting companies now leverage Parrot Analytics’ demand data to make more effective content-related decisions.
Chief Executive Officer
Free TV Australia
Vice President, Advanced Solutions Group
Allen Klosowski leads SpotX’s Advanced Solutions Group, focused on enabling video advertising technologies for enterprise environments for pay-tv providers, broadcasters, MVPDs, telcos, and operators. The Advanced Solutions Group is a global consulting arm focused on assisting enterprise-level media owners and advertisers to plan modern architecture for their video advertising strategies, specifically in premium spaces like OTT. This includes designing end-to-end solutions for data activation, technical architecture, and product development in a way that enables buyers and sellers to transact around context and audience in a real-time, protected framework.
Previously Klosowski led the Connected Television (CTV) and Mobile initiatives at SpotX.
Chief Sales Officer
Southern Cross Austereo
Brian Gallagher, Chief Sales Officer at Southern Cross Austereo is a media executive with strong commercial and technical broadcast experience across both metro and regional media. Brian has worked in Radio, free to air TV, Pay TV, content marketing and production, programmatic trading as well as broader entrepreneurial and media strategy, for both established and start-up companies in Australia and globally.
In an age where today’s trends become yesterday’s news and the outlook for the media industry is increasingly hard to predict, leaders are faced with a new mandate: converting uncertainty into opportunity. What kinds of competitive forces are challenging the structure and reputation of the media industry in 2018–19, and how are executives responding? What developments in media policy and reform are likely to have the most impact on the industry, and why are these changes unfolding? How can regulators and stakeholders support the development and distribution of Australian media both at home and globally?
As the demands and expectations of consumers continue to stretch media innovation to new heights, leaders are revitalising business models, product offerings and digital strategy to engage more individuals and communities in more powerful ways. What are the ongoing opportunities and challenges shaped by consumption trends including a surge in user control, cord cutting, and the time spent on mobile, social and digital media? How are media organisations addressing the hyper-fragmentation and re-aggregation of consumer behaviour across devices and channels? In the race to make media resonate with Millennials and Centennials, how are the wants and needs of these and other generations being listened to and addressed?
Faced with pressures to generate unique, convenient and viral content, media today can be a battleground where quality information competes with noise, where attention is a rare commodity and where consumers fight back through social and democratised content. What does it take to make content truly stand out in 2018? How are organisations defining – and refining – their understanding of audience engagement? What have leaders learnt from the successes and limitations of their in-house content, external content partnerships and strategies to monetise content? As more organisations pursue viral content, how are leaders approaching the quality, veracity and integrity of the media and its role in wider society?
From efficiency through to scale and impact, technology and data hold the promise to convert ideas into innovation, revenue and reach. What kinds of cutting-edge technologies have media businesses implemented, and what have been the results and challenges so far? How is data being collected and interpreted in ways that are valuable and meaningful for consumers, advertisers and other media stakeholders? In what ways are data systems and analytics impacting day-to-day operations and providing insights that can be harnessed across the enterprise? How are leaders integrating technology, data and digital strategy with broader strategic planning?
Navigating brand identity, efficiency, growth and sustainability is generating fresh approaches to change management within and between media organisations. How are leaders evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of direct and off-platform distribution models? In what ways can organisations convert the growing tide of participatory media, bloggers and social influencers into new opportunities? How are internal enterprise structures adapting to industry change and expectations around cross-functionality? What can established organisations learn from start-ups and new media about optimising the resources, impact and outcomes of media strategy?
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As native and programmatic advertising, artificial intelligence and other developments reconfigure the consumer messaging landscape, leaders are finding new ways to adapt and strengthen media revenue models. How do personalisation and programmatic advertisements really impact consumer trust and user experience? In what ways are leaders connecting metrics such as clicks, shares and viewing time with business outcomes? How is the media industry addressing issues around viewability, adblocking, ad fraud and the flight of ad revenue to social and search giants? In an age of growing reliance upon peer approval, how are marketers communicating effectively with both individuals and communities to maximise reach, revenue and influence?
Fuelled by new trends, technology and talent, the future of media holds vast potential for those who are prepared to seize upon – and shape – the opportunities of innovation. How will media innovators continue to redefine the nature of media and its impacts on society? In what ways are media leaders helping their organisations to plan for the future and cultivate sustainable long-term growth? Amid the hype and scepticism of a “post-truth” world, how will media brands win and maintain consumer trust and loyalty?
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Parrot Analytics is a data science company that empowers media and entertainment companies to understand global audience demand for television content. It has developed the world’s only global, cross-platform, country-specific audience demand measurement system and is on a mission to connect content creators and consumers and enabling data driven decisions.
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Being a sponsor of the Business of Media Summit actively works for you before, during and after the event, increasing your credibility in the minds of senior media decision-makers.
As a sponsor, you will benefit from suitable target market exposure and direct interaction with media leaders. Enhance your market visibility, put your CEO on the programme and gain dedicated face-to-face time with an influential audience at this exciting event.
Delivered by senior media executives, for senior media executives, the Business of Media Summit offers a powerful business agenda within an effective networking environment.
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|Packages||Standard Price Per Delegate|
|Media Executive: 1-2 Delegates||$2200 plus. GST|
|Media Executive: 3-5 Delegates||$1980 plus. GST|
|Media Executive: 6-9 Delegates||$1760 plus. GST|
|Media Executive: 10+ Delegates||$1540 plus. GST|
|Service Provider* (Limit – 1 delegate)||$3630 Inc. GST|
* This option is for service providers to media executives. Service providers may only have one representative at the event and must submit an online application for internal review.
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Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to speaker presentations. Please note: not all speakers choose to provide presentation papers. One delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. Organiser’s reserve the right to deny entry to anyone not registered.
Payment & Discounts:
All prices quoted are in AUD. Payment of invoice is due within 7 days of registration. A 3% surcharge is payable for all credit card transactions. Only one promotional discount code can be applied per registrant. Group discounts will only be applied on the original order – added delegates will not receive a discount once registration in processed. Payment in full is required by the first day of the event. Please note: Registrations made within 7 days of the event can only be paid via credit card.
Connect Media Group endeavours to ensure the conference programme and speaker line-up is correct at the time of the event. All advertised details are correct at time of publishing. Due to unforeseen circumstances Connect Media Group reserves the right to alter the programme prior to the event without notice. We also reserve the right to cancel or postpone this event when full refunds will be issued. Connect Media Group reserves the right to deny access to any individual that engages in or is alleged to engage in practices that are considered unprofessional and inappropriate for a business conference. We reserve the right to deny access to delegates that may affect the client / vendor ratio of attendance in favour of the interests of sponsors and commercial partners of the event.
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Connect Media Group may take photographs and/or video of the event you are attending and in doing so your image may be included in the photographs and videos reproduced and distributed by Connect Media Group in any medium to any part of the world. By attending the event you irrevocably agree to submit your image for reproduction by Connect Media Group in distributing marketing material and/or video footage of the events. Should a delegate not agree to the above image release, they must advise firstname.lastname@example.org
A substitute delegate is welcome at any time provided the request is made in writing. A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.
Full payment is required within 7 days of registration – if payment is not received in this time and cancellation is requested more than 10 days after registration – payment is to be honoured.
What’s included in my delegate pass?
A Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to provided speaker presentations.
Is there a group booking discount?
Yes – groups of 3 people or more are entitled to a discount. Full discount information is available on our registration page. If you have any questions about how group bookings work, please contact email@example.com
Can I transfer my pass?
A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. A substitute delegate is welcome at any time prior to the event, provided the request is made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I receive my delegate pass?
Following the completion of your registration and payment, you will receive an email confirmation. We will contact you via email one week before the event to provide final information regarding your participation. Delegate badges and all event material will be provided upon arrival at the event – nothing will be sent in the post.
Is media registration available?
No, this is a closed and confidential event. Media registrations are not available.
A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.
Will there be a delegate list available?
No, Connect Events does not provide delegate lists to attendees.