After assessing the situation in North Italy due to the escalation of cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have taken the very difficult decision to postpone the EBU Digital Media Days 2020, scheduled for 12-13 March in Milan.
This is a joint decision with our host, Rai, and has been taken with the health and safety of our delegates as the paramount concern.
The Digital Media Days event is one of the most important in the EBU’s calendar and we are currently looking for alternative dates for the second half of the year. Stay tuned!
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Annelies Termeer is creative director of VPRO Medialab - a lab researching the storytelling potential of new technology for Dutch broadcaster VPRO. VPRO Medialab tries to tell exciting and original stories using technology like smart speakers, bots, AR, AI or messaging platforms, while simultaneously reflecting on the technology itself. In previous positions, Termeer developed online projects at film museum EYE and created digital strategies for Filmhuis Den Haag, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. She holds an MA in Film Studies from the University of Amsterdam
Dima Khatib directs the award-winning AJ+ digital channel in its four language-driven versions: English, Arabic, Spanish and French. Dima is the only female executive within Al Jazeera Media Network. She joined Al Jazeera back in 1997 as a junior broadcast journalist in Qatar. She set up bureaux in China and Venezuela and was the first female bureau chief for Al Jazeera.
In 25 years, Dima has reported from over 30 countries, interviewing presidents and people from all walks of life. Dima has been classified among the most influential Arabs on social media. She speaks eight languages and has one published book in Arabic, Love Refugee.
How do you inspire children to build, share and publish their own online game? Jacco de Wit is responsible for the redevelopment of Het Klokhuis Game Studio (NTR). He is also involved in experimenting with Het Klokhuis on TikTok and is responsible for all online media activities of several youth television shows (Het Klokhuis, De Buitendienst, Beste Vrienden Quiz, Welkom in de geschiedenis).
Joana Martins graduated in Communication Sciences from FCSH, also studied Filmmaking, took a dive in Digital Marketing and lost a few good hours online, testing theories, new ways of comunicating through the online media.
Worked in a few television production companies and in 2010 moved to RTP. She began by managing social media but soon enough she was producing and hosting live broadcasts on digital platforms. From then on, Joana permantely settled as a producer and, many times, the face, of complementary digital content to the RTP national radio and tv brands, but also in television shows like Festival da Canção or Eurovision.
Recently she premiered as the author and creator of the first infotainment format exclusively distributed online. #SÓQNÃO intends to fight preconceptions and open a true dialogue that can clarify doubts and break stereotypes.
She believes that everyone has a story and that curiosity and empathy are what makes the world go around.
Katrin Nachbar works as Innovation Manager for the German Public Broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk in Munich. Her main job is to create new innovative content for new technologies like VR, AR, voice etc. Lately she and her team did an interactive audiobook for voice called “Tag X”.
Katrin has a journalistic background. She started her professional work as radio and online journalist at the youth program PULS. There she always tried to bring together the best of two worlds: the content world and the digital platforms.
Michael Bhaskar is a writer, digital publisher, researcher and entrepreneur. He is Co-Founder of Canelo, a new kind of publishing company based in London and Europe's fastest growing independent publisher, and was Writer in Residence at DeepMind, the world's leading AI research lab, between 2017 and 2019. He has written and talked extensively about publishing, the future of media, the creative industries and the economics of technology around the world . He has been featured in and written for The Guardian, The FT, and Wired and on BBC 2, the BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4 and NPR amongst others. Michael has been a British Council Young Creative Entrepreneur and a Frankfurt Book Fair Fellow.
Normanno Pisani is EU Strategy Manager at TikTok. In this role he leads Italian operations team and is responsible for partnerships and content collaborations for UK and NL markets.
He is a tech enthusiast, before joining TikTok in 2018 as the N.6 employee in Europe, he worked for Google and Amazon and co-founded an online marketing platform for photographers.
Normanno is a true global citizen – he graduated with honors from the ESCP Europe Business school, lived in 6 different countries and speaks fluently 4 languages.
Utilizing technology and creativity to bring dreams to reality. That's what Olivier Wervers is aiming for as a young software developer with a passion for entertainment. As the owner of OLLES he is involved with the development of the Gamestudio by the NTR, while also graduating at the Breda University of Applied Sciences.
Sened Dhab is VP Digital Scripted at France Télévisions, France’s leading TV public service. He is in charge of finding, fostering and overseeing all drama content destined for France Télévisions’ digital channels : Slash and France.tv.
Sened Dhab has had a long carreer spanning all facets of the entertainment business. Formerly a writer and script-doctor for both the TV and movies industry. He also worked for numerous years as a marketing and creative strategy executive, creating daring and impactful campaigns for numerous movie distributors in France (Pathé, UGC, 20th Century Fox, Disney, Studiocanal, Gaumont, Paramount). Before he arrived at France Televisions, he took the helm of Social Media and Content at groundbreaking french entertainment agency Dare.Win, where he successfully launched the agency’s activity on the German Market, and helped create and launch a large slate of award-winning and media-attention grabbing campaigns for among others, Netflix.
Tom has ten years’ experience working at the intersection of technology and journalism, leading high-impact international media projects and driving product strategy for collaborative technologies. Formerly Director of Programs at Meedan, Tom led Check Global, a programme dedicated to developing innovative open source tools and training programs for journalists, fact checkers and human rights researchers around the world. Tom is the co-founder of Pop-Up Newsroom, which has led major collaborative reporting initiatives in the UK, US, Mexico, India and Indonesia since launching in 2017, including the award-winning Verificado 2018.
Working Languages: English
To be announced soon!