Past Speakers

Past speakers


Julie Posetti
global director of research
ICFJ | @julieposetti


François Nel
reader in Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship
University of Central Lancashire | @francoisnel

Lisa MacLeod
independent media consultant

Mukul Devichand
executive editor of Voice + AI
BBC | @MukulDevichand

Alison Gow
audience and content editor
Reach plc | @alisongow


Tim Griggs
founder and CEO
Blue Engine Collaborative | @HeyTimGriggs

Ryan Tuck
independent consultant and adviser



Aimee Keane
acting head of audio
The Financial Times |@AimeePKeane

Theodora Louloudis
podcast editor
The Telegraph | @T_Louloudis

David Stern
vice president of product and business development
Slate | @davestern

Sonny Swe
co-founder and CEO
Frontier Mianmar | @swe_sonny


Dmitry Shishkin
independent digital consultant


Kassy Cho
journalist and audience strategist


Manjiri Kulkarni
assistant editor
Sky News | @ManjiriKC

Simon Robinson
global managing editor, newsroom
Reuters |@iron_emu

Hannah Storm
Ethical Journalism Network | @HANNAHSTORM6

Jon Birchall
audience and content director (Sport)
Reach plc | @jonbir90


Sian Cox-Brooker
strategic partner manager
Facebook |LinkedIn




Penelope Jones
My So-Called Career |@penelopejones



Richard Sambrook
professor of journalism
Cardiff University |@sambrook


Adriana Lacy
senior associate for audience and growth
Axios |@Adriana_Lacy

Robyn Vinter
The Overtake | @RobynVinter

Jo Adetunji
managing editor
The Conversation | @Jo_Adetunji


Deborah Dwyer
2020-2021 residential fellow
Reynolds Journalism Institute | @DeborahLDwyer


Alex Wood
managing director for Europe
Forbes | @alexwoodcreates

Justin Ferrell
founder of the professional fellowship program
Institute of 
Design at Stanford University (the | @Jferrell03


Lucy Küng
senior research fellow
RISJ | @KuengLucy

Fergus Bell
founder and CEO
Fathm | @fergb

Len Clark
emerging media specialist
du Lac Leadership | @LenND1

Robbie Kellman Baxter
strategy consultant and author
Peninsula Strategies | @robbiebax

Bola Awoniyi
co-founder and COO
Black Ballad | @MrAwoniyi

Leon Fryszer
executive director
Krautreporter | @leon_fry

Laura Oliverfreelance journalist and digital consultant

Frances Cairncross
economist and author
The Cairncross Review

Mandy Jenkins
general manager
The Compass Experiment | @mjenkins

Cecilia Campbell
chief marketing officer
United Robots | @CianMian

George Brock

Shirish Kulkarni
news storytelling researcher
Clwstwr | @ShirishMM

Martin G. Reynolds
co-executive director
Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education | @reynoldspost

Rasmus Kleis Nielsen
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism | @rasmus_kleis

Sara Fischer
media reporter
Axios | @sarafischer

Thomas Baekdal
media analyst
Baekdal Media | @baekdal

John Crowley
editor and consultant

Charlie Beckett
founding director
Polis, London School of Economics | @CharlieBeckett

Dmitry Shishkin
chief content officer
Culture Trip | @dmitryshishkin



Marverine Cole
journalist, broadcaster and academic
Birmingham City University | @TVMarv

Russell Contreras
reporter, race and ethnicity
The Associated Press | @RussContreras

Joyce Adeluwoye-Adams
editor, newsroom diversity
Reuters | @JoyceAAdams

Alexandra Borchardt
senior research associate
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism | @AlexaBorchardt


Will Gore
head of partnerships and projects
NCTJ | @willjgore

Holly Chant
Hackney Gazette

James Richings
Bucks Free Press | @James_BFP


James Glynn
breaking news lead
Twitter | @jamesglynn

Gavin Allen
digital journalism lecturer
Cardiff University’s School of Journalism | @Gavinallen

Karyn Fleeting
head of audience engagement
Reach plc | @KarynFleeting



Suchandrika Chakrabarti
journalist and podcaster
Freelance Pod | @SuchandrikaC


Andrei Grigorean
Blink | @AndreiGrigorean


Yusuf Omar
mobile and wearable journalist
Hashtag Our Stories | @YusufOmarSA



Abigail Edge
teaching fellow for the UK and Ireland
Google News Lab | @abigailedge



Sarah Marshall
head of audience growth
Vogue International | @SarahMarshall


Lyndsey Jones
executive editor and day production section chief
Financial Times | @Lyndsey129

Blathnaid Healy
director EMEA
CNN Digital International | @blathnaidhealy



Hazel Baker
global head of user-generated content (UGC) newsgathering
Reuters | @HazelBakerNews

Jenni Sargent
managing director
First Draft | @Jennisarge

Jack Goodman
BBC Reality Check | @JackAGoodman


Cathrine Gyldensted
Constructive Journalism Network | @CGyldensted


Rouven Leuener
group head of digital product
Neue Zürcher Zeitung | @roquerrr


Jess Brammar

head of news
HuffPost UK | @jessbrammar

Matthew Barraclough
head of Local News Partnerships
BBC | @M_R_Barra





Jessica Best
operations lead and engagement editor
The Correspondent | @jessicabest87

Dominic Young
Agate | @dominicyoung

Mark Little
Kinzen | @marklittlenews

Des Martin
Brave Software | @dessie_martin


Jacob Gjørtz
CCI Europe | @JGjortz


Nic Newman
senior research associate
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism | @nicnewman

Peter Stewart
journalist and author | @TweeterStewart

Susie Coleman
software developer
Guardian Voice Lab | @susieC20

Chris Stone
video executive producer
London Evening Standard | @ChrisStoneTV


Troy Norcross
co-Founder of Blockchain Rookies and Strategy Consultancy SER Team | @troy_norcross

Christian de Vartavan
advisor and global ambassador
Publiq | @cdevartavan

Mark Devlin
Founder and CEO
NewsBlocks | @sparkzilla


Rebekah Smyth
head of Dataminr for News EMEA
Dataminr | @RebekahASmyth


Jonathan Paterson
editor, digital video
BBC News | @patersonjon

Jerome Whittingham
Hull Is This | @photomoments

Aurore Malval
Nice-Matin | @AMalval

Sean Dagan Wood
Positive News | @SeanDaganWood


Charlotte Kingo Marvig
solution advisor
CCI Europe | @LotteMarvig


Kathryn Geels
Engaged Journalism Accelerator | @girlondon

Sarah Marshall

head of audience growth

Vogue International

McKenna Grant

Snapchat senior content editor

the Telegraph

Imriel Morgan

CEO and co-founder
ShoutOut Network

Ellen Stewart

head of content


Harriet Oliver

editor of Children’s News

BBC Africa


Reg Chua

executive editor, editorial operations, data and innovation


Pete Clifton


Press Association

Benjamin Beavan

data and insights development

Getty Images


Matt McAlister



Alyx Gorman

global engagement lead

Time Out Digital

Natalie Fahy

digital editor

Nottinghamshire Live


Rachel Oldroyd

managing editor

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Brian Cathcart

founder of Hacked Off and professor

Kingston University London

Alon Aviram


the Bristol Cable

Fergus Bell


Pop-Up Newsroom

Alistair Coleman

disinformation analyst

BBC Monitoring

Aoife Gallagher

intelligence strategist


Caroline Scott

deputy editor, head of video and lead trainer

Hannah Ray

head of social strategy and storytelling

Vogue International


Amanda Michael

deputy membership editor

the Guardian


Dan Silver, head of digital publishing, the Telegraph

Karyn Fleeting, head of audience engagement, Reach plc

Renée Kaplan, head of audience engagement, Financial Times

Ria Jones, digital and social media picture editor, The Economist

Mun-Keat Looi, commissioning editor, Mosaic

Emily Dugansenior reporter, BuzzFeed News

Nic Newman, research associate, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Paul Rowland, editor, WalesOnline, and editor-in-chief, Media Wales

Andrew Green, managing editor, Malnutrition Deeply

Albertine Piels, director, Hackastory

Jodie Jackson, author and researcher

Mark Rice-Oxley, head of special projects, the Guardian

Tom Colls, senior journalist, World Hacks, BBC World Service

Lianna Brinded, Europe news editor, Quartz

Marc Settle, smartphone journalism trainer, BBC Academy

Julia Migné, co-founder, INKLINE

Mark Frankel, social media editor, BBC News

Lilah Raptopoulos, community editor, Financial Times

Peter Stewart, author of The Live-Streaming Handbook

Connie Moon Sehat, director, NewsFrames, Global Voices; collaborator, the Credibility Coalition

Rob Owers, director of audio and video content, the Telegraph

Yara Silva, acting head of social media, the Daily Mirror

Jessica Best, engagement editor, De Correspondent

Maaike Goslinga international editor, De Correspondent

Tessa Kaday, senior product manager for video, Reuters

Jason Karaian, global finance and economics editor, Quartz

Sarah Hartley, co-founder and editor,

Gareth Hickey, co-founder and chief executive, NOA

Martijn de Kuijper, founder and chief executive, Revue

Kristin Granbo, multimedia journalist, NRK

Eliza Mackintosh, producer, CNN Digital International

Bianca Wright, project lead on Coventry Blitz VR; course director for BA Journalism at Coventry University

Miranda McLachlan, programme convenor, MA/MSc Digital Journalism,Goldsmiths, University of London

Robert McKenzie, editor, BBC News Labs

Jane Singer, professor of journalism innovation, City, University of London 

Maggie Day, senior producer, TicToc by Bloomberg


Rich Evans, strategic partnerships manager,  Facebook and Instagram 

Alan Hunter, head of digital,  the Times and Sunday Times 

Thomas Schultz-Homberg, chief digital officer, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Benedicte Autret, head of news partnerships, Google

James Webb, group product manager, Financial Times

Peter Bale, launch editor, WikiTribune

Collen McEnaneygraphics editor, the Wall Street Journal

Brianne O’Brien, lead news curation editor, BuzzFeed

Andrew Tuck, editor, Monocle

Stuart Goulden, founder, Like No Other

Jayisha Patel, independent filmmaker

Benedicte Autret, head of news partnerships, UK, Ireland & Benelux, Google

Leila Haddou, data journalist, the Times and The Sunday Times

Marc Ellison, video- and photojournalist

Nick Cohen, director of video products, Reuters

Olly Grundy, head of Google Surveys for publishers, EMEA, Google

Jade Le Van, product expert, Tableau Public

Nicole Jackson, deputy editor, virtual reality, the Guardian

Yasmine El-Rafie, project manager, Swedish Radio

Jason Karaian, global finance and economics editor, Quartz

Felix Franz, project manager and editor, hostwriter

Bo Franklin, social media writer, The Economist

Kevin Young, senior social editor, Bloomberg


Matt Cooke, head of international, Google News Lab

Laura Oliver, freelance journalist and digital consultant