After the success of our inaugural event in Brussels, the 2nd Media Summit will take place in Porto on 28-29 May, hosted by RTP.
The Media Summit brings together content executives from EBU Member organizations to discuss content strategic challenges and opportunities for public service broadcasters. The event is also a platform to network, learn and exchange experiences among peers. The TV Assembly and the Digital Assembly also take place within the event.
This year, the event will be built around the topic of “Relationships”: our relationship with audiences, with other public media organizations, and with key actors in our industry. How can we make these relationships work?
Topics for discussion will include:
Speakers and case studies to be presented will be released in the upcoming weeks.
We look forward to seeing you in Porto!
The EBU Media Team
The full programme is available on our event app. Please download “EBU Events” in the App Store/Google Play. To launch the app, all you have to do is to sign in with the email address used to register for the Media Summit event.
19:00 - Welcome event (on prior registration only)
On Monday evening, meet and mingle with your colleagues from all over Europe and beyond at the Casa da Música.
9:00 to 13:10 - Media Summit Part 1
Topics: Building better PSM brands, Connecting with young audiences
Participants will split and join the corresponding assemblies:
14:00 to 18:00 - TV Assembly & Digital Assembly
19:00 - Networking Dinner (on prior registration only)
Meet, connect and share fresh ideas with your colleagues and experts from other EBU Members at the Vinum Restaurant & Wine Bar, in Gaia.
9:00 to 13:15 - Media Summit Part 2
Topics: Embracing diversity, Collaboration & alliances
14:30 to 17:00 - Social Event (on prior registration only)
Meet and connect with your colleagues from other EBU Members during a boat excursion.
The first edition of the EBU Media Summit took place in 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. The role of media in a changing Europe, connecting with all audiences, digital transformation in PSM, new ways of distribution and disruptive media were some of the key topics discussed. The yearly EBU Radio, TV and Digital Assemblies also took part under the framework of the Summit, in order to discuss platform-based topics and needs.
Mário is a very well-known RTP journalist. He presents a weekly TV magazine called “Janela Indiscreta” about cinema and TV. He is also a writer with many published books about the entertainment industry.
Madiana initially studied Law, but then quickly realized that her passion was to understand the evolving needs of society and to foster collaboration to solve these needs.
She then studied and specialized in Digital Media and Digital Business and Business Innovation.
Madiana is currently Head of Business Development & Young Audiences with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), where her drive is to bring good people and good ideas together to help redefine public media and to connect with the audience of the future.
Jamie Bartlett is the author of three books: The People Vs Tech (2018) about data and democracies, Radicals (2017) about political outsiders and the best-selling The Dark Net (2014) about internet subcultures. He founded the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think-tank Demos, where he specialises in online social movements and the impact of technology on society.
He is also a regular commentator on national and international media outlets and recently presented the two-part BBC documentary series 'The Secrets of Silicon Valley'. His Ted Talk about the dark net has had over 3 million views.
Tinatin Berdzenishvili - First Deputy Director General of Georgian Public Broadcaster with 20 years of experience in Media and Marketing Communications. TV Media Expert and PhD. Candidate of Media studies.
I’m committed to Public Service Media and I’m a “female” believer of mobile the first strategy. As an executive manager, I’m obsessed with the new media, with its disruption and as every human has more than one story to share I am lucky to be the active part of an amazing story of the digital era.
Alexandra Brenkman has been a Senior Media Analyst in the EBU’s Media Intelligence Service since 2014. Her work focuses on media consumption trends, audience measurement and EBU Members’ online services. Prior to her current role at the EBU, Alexandra worked as a research manager for Eurodata TV Worldwide, specializing in international TV ratings and programming trends.
TV host and journalist Tigran Danielyan values quick and efficient work organization, strong sense of responsibility and healthy team atmosphere.
He was born on June 2, 1991, in Yerevan. Studied in the Radio Journalism Faculty of State Pedagogic University after Khachatur Abovyan. In 2004, worked in the youth editorial office of the Public Radio of Armenia, in 2005-08 – in “Internews” NGO as a journalist-TV host of “We Are” program.
In 2005, participated in journalistic courses in Georgia organized by “Internews”. In 2008-09, worked in “Yerkir Media” TV as a journalist of “The Country’s Morning”, in 2008-10 was a correspondent of “New Mag” journal. In 2009-14, was the author of the diaries of the “Golden Apricot” Yerevan International Film Festival.
In 2007, participated in journalistic courses within the framework of “Southern Caucasus – A Part of Europe” program. In 2008-13, worked in the Public Television of Armenia as ajournalist of “Haylur” news agency. In 2008, participated in the journalistic course “The Role of Mass Media Among Youth” in Lithuania, in 2009 – in journalistic courses within the framework of “Southern Caucasus – A Part of Europe” program in Austria.
In 2009-12, was the press secretary of the Junior Eurovision. In 2010-12, collaborated with the French “France 24” TV. In 2010, participated in the journalistic course organized by CFI during the Cannes Festival. In 2012, participated in BBC’s program “Media in Motion”. In 2013, participated in conflict resolution courses in Barcelona.
In 2014, was the chief editor of Special TV Projects Department of the Armenian Public Television and the author and host of “Hard Monday” program. Since 2019, Tigran Danielyanis the PR and External Relations Director of the Armenian Public TV.
Tobias Degsell is a very experienced and inspiring lecturer. Since 2010 he has lectured and acted as workshop leader all over the world. Mr. Degsell talks about difficult things in a way that makes it easy to understand. Time and again he is appointed best speaker at large conferences.
Before becoming an entrepreneur Tobias Degsell worked many years as a curator at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, Sweden. He likes data and is good at seeing patterns. Today he helps companies and organizations in many different industries and countries to think and act new.
Jean-Paul de la Fuente is Director of the Swiss-based New7Wonders Foundation. New7Wonders was founded in 1999 by Bernard Weber, the creator of the worldwide campaigns to choose and vote for the man-made Official New 7 Wonders of the World and the Official New7Wonders of Nature, global campaigns which have generated over 600 million worldwide votes to date. Jean-Paul is responsible for the strategic and commercial development of New7Wonders, and specifically for all the business and rights aspects. Implemented initiatives for New7Wonders include developing the worldwide voting platform network, the licensing and commercial partnerships model for sponsors, television, and events, new and special projects such as the National7Wonders format, the Visit7Wonders platform, and Home of Global Memory, as well as the development of the online and digital business strategy. Prior to New7Wonders, Jean-Paul de la Fuente was in the sports rights business and in the global advertising business.
Jeroen Depraetere was born and raised in the world of media.
He remembers playing hide-and-seek as a boy in the studios of his father’s television productions. After his studies in economics and communication, Jeroen began his career in public radio, but switched to television where he produced game shows and magazine programmes. He then moved on to producing major live events including charity shows and award ceremonies.
This experience led to his appointment as Executive Supervisor of the first Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Jeroen helped founding the Television Academy of Flanders to reward the best talent and television programmes, he presided the board of VAF (Flemish Media Fund) and was managing director of a production company, part of Sony Pictures Television International.
Currently Jeroen continues his professional journey as Head of TV and Future Media at the European Broadcasting Union in Geneva, exploring the collective rights acquisitions for fiction and developing models for international co-productions.
Jeroen is married and has 2 sons. He loves good food, nice company and still enjoys very much watching television. His favourite catchphrase is ‘The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys’.
Fredo - born Frédéric - De Smet (1978) graduated in 2001 with a masters degree in Art Science and History, on a philosophical essay questioning the value of reality. This was based on a study about art, film, postmodern philosophy and popular culture.
While writing this manifest, Fredo started working as head of production at the local radio urgent.fm. The passion for pop culture resulted in an upbeat career in the local nightlife. After working as a music producer and curator for over a decade, passing through the cities of Paris, London, Barcelona, New York and others, Fredo engaged in experiential marketing.
The last few years, Fredo has been working as an independent curator & consultant on human/technology relations. In 2015 he started working as an advisor at the public broadcaster VRT and as advising curator for Hello, Robot at the Vitra Design Museum (Germany). In addition he manages Gent M, a think tank that expresses views about the ethical and actual impact of technology on our lives through a podcast, among other things.
In his book Artificial Stupidity the author illustrates this impact beautifully with personal stories from his musical past, when he played in clubs as a DJ. In this book Fredo looks for new rules of thumb in dealing with our digital reality. Artificial Stupidity is not a political pamphlet or philosophical criticism, but a personal search for what it means to remain human in a changing world.
Today, Fredo works as curator of Media Fast Forward at VRT. He is also a much sought-after speaker, moderator and opinion maker. Presentations of his book and the new ethical turn it presents have brought Fredo to theaters and festivals such Prix Italia, Idfa Festival and SXSW.
Since 2015, Jean Philip has been Media Director overseeing strategy, management, networks and content-related representation.
For more than 25 years Jean Philip De Tender worked for VRT, the Flemish public broadcaster in Belgium. He started his career as a journalist working on various television and radio programmes. Later on, as television programme manager, he became responsible for a wide range of programmes covering all genres, from fiction to entertainment, current affairs and reality.
From 2007 to 2013, he was the channel manager of Eén, the biggest television channel in Flanders. During his tenure, Eén grew to achieve enormous success, cornering a share of more than 33% and plotting a clear course for public broadcasting. During his last two years at VRT, he was in charge of all television channels (Eén, Canvas and Ketnet).
Jean Philip De Tender loves writing and sharing his ideas. Social media has become second nature to him. In 2010, he published his first book, Alles is een verhaal (Everything is a story). An inspiring personality, he often lectures internationally, both inside and outside the media world.
He loves reading books and is inspired by everything that crosses his path. His motto in life is to “create order in the chaos and chaos in the order”.
Antonella Di Lazzaro is currently Deputy Director of Digital at RAI Public Broadcasting Service in Italy. In May 2018, she was elected Vice Chair of the EBU Digital Steering Committee. She was previously Country Director of Twitter Media Italy and a member of the Twitter Global Media Team lead by Katie Jacobs Stanton in San Francisco. Before Joining Twitter, she was Vice President of the MTV Brands in Milan and Editor in Chief of the Viacom Italy channels on digital terrestrial TV and on Sky Pay TV. Antonella has 20 years of experience in both traditional and new media spanning Italy, South Africa and England. Her career has largely focused on start ups and the development of strategy and business of emerging companies and brands, in Italy and abroad, for both linear and non-linear platforms. She has also commanded development and execution of several Award Winning TV contents.
Matan Drori has been a journalist for nearly 15 years, and at his last position headed the foreign desk at one of Israel’s leading newspapers.
After his paper became insolvent for the second time in two years, he finally got some sense into him and decided to leave the news.
He then joined the newly established Israeli Public Broadcast Corporation, as Head of Digital Content, with an aim to create original material for social networks and other digital platforms.
Although he doesn't get to handle Donald Trump stories anymore, he’s pleased with his decision.
Ezra Eeman is Head of Digital at the EBU Media Department. In his position Eeman works closely together with EBU Members on their digital strategy and with key digital actors in the industry to exchange experience, collaborate and to inspire other members.
Eeman comes to the EBU from Flemish Member VRT where he was head of VRT Start-Up, a digital innovation lab founded in mid-2013 to figure out new digital concepts and formats. Before that he was a journalist and editor in chief at both the commercial and public broadcaster in Belgium.
Liselott Forsman is the Executive Producer of International Projects within YLE Drama, the Program Director of Helsinki Script and the Chair of the EBU Fiction Expert Group. She has a background as the Head of Fiction of Swedish Yle and as a drama moderator on five continents. She has written scripts, plays and librettos. Her MA at The University of Helsinki combines Theatre Science with Film and Television studies.
Nicola Frank joined the European Broadcasting Union in 1998. In January 2009 she became Head of European Affairs, in charge of the EBU Brussels office.
She started her career in the European Commission in 1990 where she was responsible for an information and communication programme towards the Mediterranean and the Near and Middle East. In 1996 she joined Media and Entertainment International, the international federation of media and entertainment trade unions, as Deputy General Secretary.
Nicola Frank was born in 1963. She took an M.A. in Islamic Studies, Modern History and French Literature.
B. S. in Chemistry, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, PAGE, Universidade Católica Portuguesa.
João left the biotech laboratories to follow a career in Media: first in radio, where he hosted several shows; then TV, programming and promo; and finally multimedia and digital.
From 2000 to 2014, he worked at SIC TV and Impresa Media Group where he held management positions – Director Thematic and Cable Channels, Director Multimedia Online and Interactivity, Director Digital IMPRESA Group.
Since 2014, he is the Director of Digital Services at RTP and is in charge of all their digital platforms
Maarten has been working for 15 consecutive years at the Belgian public broadcasting company VRT. He developed a wide range of tv shows for different channels, both as editor and editor-in-chief. Seven years ago he became creative director, responsible for internal productions for kids & young adults, for entertainment shows and events.
Since 2015, he is the channel manager of Ketnet, which is the VRT brand for children aged 12 and younger, and by far the largest kids channel of the nation. In that role, he is supervising all aspects of the Ketnet brand: overall strategy, scheduling, digital platforms, marketing, commissioning and acquisitions, innovation, licensing, financial and human resources,…
Luis Jimenez is EBU News External Relations Manager & Digital News Lead. He is the liaison for the News Exchange Members and communities, acts as product manager for the EBU News Unit and plans strategic events. Luis started his career at RTVE, where he headed the News and Sports Exchange until 2013. He worked as a News & Events producer for Eurovision Americas, both in Washington and New York, and joined the Geneva Newsroom in October, 2015.
Christina has 25 years of experience of journalism in broadcast news, mainly in public service. She has spent the last 10 years managing change in different roles, now leading a project changing leadership culture at SVT News and Sports.
A key factor in changing the culture in the news room, and supporting the digital transformation, is to continually putting hundreds of news och sports journalists directly in contact with the audience all over Sweden. The meetings allows concrete and rewarding discussions about changing audience needs and behaviors. It´s not marketing. It is learning how to be relevant, trustworthy and accessible in the future. And it seems to work.
Professor Frederic Kaplan holds the Digital Humanities Chair at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and directs the EPFL Digital Humanities Laboratory. He conducts research projects combining archive digitisation, information modelling and museographic design. He has published over one hundred scientific papers and eight books. He is currently directing the Time Machine project, an EU funded international project building a pan European infrastructure for massively digitising and processing cultural heritage in order to produce a 4 dimensional mirror-world.
Hanne Kautto has been the Head of YleX since 2015 and has worked on the station since 2010. During that time the brand has evolved from an FM station to a multimedia youth brand that has content on several different platforms. Kautto has a background on journalism and digital media.
I work since 2009 at ZDF – ZWEITES DEUTSCHES FERNSEHEN – at the media research department. As representative in the advisory board of AGF (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Videoforschung) I am responsible for the methodical development of the audience measurement system in Germany.
Konstantin Ksenofontov is the Director of Office for corporate governance, strategy and accounting at RTR. Prior to joining RTR team in 2013 he worked in the field of GR and NGO management in Russia.
In his current role Konstantin is responsible for corporate governance within RTR group of companies (including board reports) and government relations in the field of RTR's mid- and long-term development. He now works in close cooperation with media and digital executives of RTR on RTR's midterm digital transformation strategy which is to be adopted in the middle of 2019.
Konstantin holds a degree in law and Ph.D, from National Research University – The Higher School of Economics.
Fredrik Luihn is Head of Acquisitions at the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK). He graduated with a Masters in Economics at the University of Oslo, and has worked in different capacities at NRK since 1994, from 2007 heading NRK's Program Acquisitions unit.
Aisling McCabe is Head of Platforms and Partnerships in RTÉ with responsibility for developing strategic relationships to ensure access to RTÉ services on relevant platforms and devices to meet changing audience needs. She leads the distribution strategy for ensuring reach and discovery of RTÉ's portfolio of services (Television, Radio and Digital). This involves working with teams across RTÉ to drive new opportunities on existing and emerging platforms from TV operators and digital platforms, to social and voice platforms and devices. Aisling is also responsible for collaborating with the broader media and technology industry to innovate and develop new markets and products, including a global sport OTT service GAAGO.
Neil McIntosh is Managing Editor of BBC Online, and was elected to Vice Chair of the EBU’s Digital Steering Committee in 2018.
At the BBC, Neil provides editorial leadership across the organisation's digital product development. Current obsessions include the future of the Homepage, metadata, participation and a “public service algorithm” for recommendations. At the EBU Neil has played a leading role in refining the EBU’s position on GAFA, and developing negotiations with Google/YouTube.
Neil has previously worked as a journalist and editor with the Guardian and Wall Street Journal, joining the BBC is 2012.
Daniel Meyer is leading the Google Market Insights team for Central Europe. He is responsible for consumer insights research, audience measurement and advertising effectiveness. Before joining Google in 2007 Daniel worked for 9 years at AOL (America Online), last as Director Research at AOL Europe.
Teresa Muñoz Guerra graduated in journalism from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid and has been working for Spanish Television TVE since 2001.
She is currently working as Manager in charge of Gender Equality at the Wellbeing, Gender Equality and Diversity Area created in July 2018 in RTVE, as part of the Human Resources Direction.
From October 2017 until July 2018 she was in charge of the Academic Area at Instituto RTVE. During this time, and due to the agreement against gender violence signed in July 2017, she worked on an implementation programme focused in including gender perspective in all the teachings methods, providing specific training in this matter to develop teacher´s skills regarding gender perspective on their practice, and promoted equal opportunities for women in order to achieve a balanced gender representation.
Teresa is part of the Equality Commission in RTVE, which takes care of the Equal Opportunities Plan, analyzing gender balance, encouraging workers participation for equality and improving gender perspective in every area.
Jukka Niva is the Head of News Lab of the Finnish Broadcasting company YLE.
The News Lab is responsible for innovation, Apps, audience insight and future journalism - among other things within Yle News, Current Affairs and Sports. Finnish YLE operates four TV stations, six radio channels and a digital news service. Alongside The BBC, Finnish YLE is the most innovative among Public Broadcasters in Europe. Within YLE, Niva has previously acted as Chief of Economics Desk, TV1 Business News host, acting Editor-in-Chief and Head of National News.
Niva has graduated from the University of Helsinki with a major in the History of Politics.
Judy is a passionate advocate of all things media and its positive power for audiences.
As Head of Standards & Industry in the BBC’s Transformation Team, Judy works on the strategy for the BBC’s input to standards and industry bodies across production, broadcast and other media spheres
Judy has worked in the BBC for a number of years in both R&D and the corporate strategy areas. Her research interests have centred on the interaction of people with technology and services across all media.
Judy has chaired the EBU’s Technical Committee since June 2018. She is the Technical Liaison Officer for the European Broadcasting Union in the BBC. She is a member of the NEM Steering Board and works on the collaborative MediaRoad project.
Michelle leads the internal and external marketing communications efforts for the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). In her current role, she is also in charge of event management, branding and graphic design as well as the translation service.
Before joining the EBU, Michelle worked for two leading communication agencies in Brussels and in Geneva managing communication and promotion strategies across Europe for a range of clients in both the public and private sectors. In Brussels she also worked in communications and project management for two major lobbying organizations .
Michelle holds a degree in Political Science and a Masters in European Politics.
Eric Salobir is the president of OPTIC, a research and innovation network gathering the world’s leading experts in technology, regulation, ethics and spirituality in order to think about the ethical issues raised by the development of disruptive technologies. OPTIC strives to put humans at the core of the technological progress. OPTIC is a network which operates from the places where technologies are developed or where regulation is done: Paris, Berkeley, Toronto, Rome, Geneva or Oxford.
Stefano Salucci joined the EBU in June 2018, in the role of Digital Community Manager. His job involves connecting digital experts from EBU Member Organisations to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and expertise, and liaise with external parties that could help them with their day-to-day work. On top of that, Stefano is part of the core team organizing EBU events such the Digital Media Days and the Media Summit, and he works with the Live Events team on the digital strategy for the Eurovision Song Contest.
Since January 2011, Jon Ola Sand has been the European Broadcasting Union’s Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Prior to that he has more than 20 years' experience in major productions, co-productions and acquisitions at Norwegian public broadcaster NRK and TV2 Norway as well as independent production companies.
He has produced or directed a variety of programs, such as the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, the Norwegian Film Awards and the Norwegian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, Melodi Grand Prix.
In 2010 Sand was the Executive Producer for 55th Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo.
Eric Scherer has spent his career working for Agence France-Presse, Reuters and AFX News in a wide range of functions spanning journalism, management, business development, strategy and new media in locations across the globe including Japan, North America and the UK.
He very often blogs at meta-media.fr about his favourite subject: all aspects of the digital revolution and how media industries should adapt and surf the accelerating page of change. He teaches Entrepreneurial Journalism, is a regular speaker at conferences in Europe, and is the author of a glossary La Révolution Numérique (Dalloz 2009), and an essay Do We Still Need Journalists? (PUF 2011).
Sasha Scott joined the EBU in January 2018. His role is to support Members through their own transformation processes through strategic consultancy, training and research. His job involves connecting peers, building and sharing knowledge, and developing and delivering new services. Sasha holds a Ph.D. in Media and Communications from the University of London. As part of the Digital Economy Research Centre, he specialized in the disruption of media and political institutions by digital platforms, technologies and behaviours. Before joining the EBU, Sasha held a teaching and research post that bridged the schools of computer science and business management.
Luis Segadães has been with the New7Wonders campaigns since 2007, when he was CEO of the Official Declaration of the New 7 Wonders of the World event that took place in Lisbon on 07.07.07. Since then, he has been a continuous advocate for New7Wonders, and has successfully organised the National 7 Wonders formats in Portugal and other countries, including the National 7 Wonders of Portugal, the 7 Wonders of Portuguese Origin in the World, the Natural 7 Wonders of Portugal, the 7 Wonders Beaches of Portugal, the 7 Wonders Gastronomy of Portugal and the 7 Wonders Villages of Portugal. Prior to New7Wonders, Luis Segadães career has been in the advertising and public relations business, with leading global advertising communications agencies.
Born in 1988, Daniel has been passionate about technology in general and gaming in particular since his early childhood. Competitive gaming (aka esports) came as a hobby after graduating in Communication Sciences, when he already worked in digital marketing. He is happily managing the project it ever since and helping the esports scene grow to the heights it deserves both nationally and internationally.
Markus has worked with creative strategies and programme development both locally and internationally since 1995.
Since 2006 has worked with more general strategic projects relating both to issues within the field of Communication, HR and Audience research, including running SVT’s Commissioning board process, Corporate Brand Strategy projects, Segmentation model development as well as continuing with the national and international creative work.
"Change Management" is a term often used for what he does and it is especially true for a company and industry going through the Digital Transition. To improve his skills Markus did an Executive Management Programme at IFL/Stockholm School of Economics.
Steinunn has worked in broadcast and online media for over two decades. Her extensive professional experience include creative, production and management sides of making content for audiences. From 2014 to 2017 she was Process and Planning Director at RÚV and part of the strategic team which formed a completely revamped strategy for the company published in 2017.
As of 2018 Steinunn leads a new division within RÚV, Production and Processes, which services all in-house productions, as well as external companies. Steinunn forms a part of RÚV´s Executive Management Board, and Executive Council. Steinunn holds a MSc degree in cultural management and a BSc degree in Spanish literature from universities in Iceland and Mexico. Furthermore, she studied leadership and HR management in Copenhagen, Denmark. From 1997 to 2005 Steinunn was as a journalist and producer in a wide variety of TV programmes at RÚV, as well as writer and producer for independent productions, several of which have received and been nominated for the Icelandic TV Awards, Eddan.
Founding partner of the PublicSpaces coalition, an initiative that aims to strengthen the public domain on the internet. Head of Innovation, Data & Intelligence at Dutch public broadcaster BNNVARA. Member of management team. 15 years of experience in digital media and innovation at several public broadcasters. Before that worked in science (sociology) and music startup.
After a Bachelor of Arts in Radio-TV from University of Houston, Johan joined SVT in 1995 as video editor for Västnytt in Gothenburg. In 1991 he had started exploring the early days of Internet, a knowledge that from 1997 led to a 10-year period working hands-on with different web projects. 2010 he became Head of Distribution Strategy working with both broadcast and internet distribution. January 2015 joined the SVT Commissioning Board as Commissioner of Video Services for Interactive Platforms.
Since January 2019 Johan holds a new executive position as Head of Digital Partnerships responsible for strategic relations with Internet companies and operators as well as market/trend analysis.
Miranda Wayland is the Interim Head of Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC. In this role she leads the delivery of the BBC’s workforce diversity strategy, through which the BBC aims to meet challenging inclusion targets by 2020. She is also the BBC’s Diversity and Inclusion Lead for BBC Radio & Education.
Previously, Miranda held the role of Diversity Lead for BBC Studios, the BBC’s commercial production arm that creates world-class programmes including Strictly Come Dancing, Doctor Who and EastEnders.
Miranda She has built strong relationships across the industry, through her involvement with the Creative Diversity Network (CDN), working closely with the BBC, C4, Sky and independent programme makers to implement change across the sector. Before joining BBC Studios, Miranda worked at ITV plc for nine years, most recently as a Social Partnership Executive for ITV Studios and ITV Broadcast and previously as a Diversity and Inclusion Manager, playing an integral part in defining ITV’s diversity strategy, increasing on and off screen representation and implementing highly effective initiatives that enabled the business to remain competitive, inclusive and accessible to all.
Miranda received a 'Special Recognition Award’ at the Asian Media Awards recently for her contribution and dedication to diversity and inclusion within the media industry. She sits on the advisory board for Shine Media and provides consultancy advice for a number of charitable organisations. Miranda also sits on the judging panel for the Excellence in Diversity Awards and the Business Disability Forum’s Disability Smart Awards. Her knowledge is recognised outside of the media industry and she is frequently asked to be a guest speaker at events.
Katie Young heads up the Strategic Insights team at GlobalWebIndex – a market research company that provides audience insight across 45 countries to the world’s largest brands, marketing agencies and media organizations.
The Strategic Insights team is responsible for transforming data into meaningful, compelling and engaging content for clients. With commercially viable and actionable insights, they showcase how GlobalWebIndex data can help any company, anywhere, better understand their audience.
Grace Zakka is a Digital Project Manager at the EBU Media Department since January 2019. Her role is to manage, follow up and ensure delivery of digital projects that aim to build knowledge, exchange content and formats or drive co-creation and co-developments for EBU Members.
Before joining the EBU, Grace was in Advertising for 8 years, working with Leo Burnett in Beirut, Lebanon as an Account Supervisor.
Location: Porto, Portugal
Date: 28 - 29 May 2019
Register by: 20 May 2019
Working Languages: English
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