• Achille Coenegracht

    Achille Coenegracht

    Business Development Manager, Aquafadas (France)

    Achille has acquired extensive experience in the International Digital Media industry, where he has
    occupied several marketing and business positions over the past 12 years in games, software and digital
    publishing companies.

    At Aquafadas for almost 3 years, Achille oversees the International Business Development and Partnerships.

  • Bruno Schrappe

    Bruno Schrappe

    As Director of Strategy & Innovation at Arizona CrossMedia, Bruno has been involved in automation technology for printing and publishing industries, holding a Master of Science Degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and extension programs on product development and innovation from the Harvard Business School, Massachussets Institute of Technology and Singularity University.

  • Caio Barsotti

    Caio Barsotti

    Chairman, CENP (Brazil)

    Holds a degree in history and geography and a graduate degree in marketing from ESPM, worked in advertising agencies and in commnunication vehicles like TV, Magazine, Newspaper, Radio and Internet.
    He was Secretary of the Integrated Communications at SECOM-Presidência da República do Brasil, and board member of the ABA-Brazilian Advertisers Association as Vice-President.
    He is currently Chairman of CENP-Executive Council of Standard Norms.

  • Carol Werle

    Carol Werle

    CEO, Dalim Software (Germany)

    Dr. Carol Werlé, Chief Executive Officer, has directed DALIM SOFTWARE GmbH since the company’s capitalization as a software manufacturing company in 1999. Obtaining a doctorate in Physics from the University of Strasbourg in 1985, Dr. Werlé joined the company, then known as DA-LiM GmbH, in 1987 as its first Support Engineer.
    Under his management, DALIM SOFTWARE has pioneered leading-edge graphic arts technologies such as internet-based print, packaging & publication tracking / production systems, and was the first industry vendor to offer enterprise-level production automation solutions on the Linux open-source operating system.
    While based at the company headquarters in Kehl, Germany, Dr. Werlé contributes regularly to various industry associations or educational initiatives. As such, he is an Active Member of the Advisory Board of New York University School of Continuing Professional Studies (NYU SCPS) while heading the international Commitee. Dr. Carol Werlé is a frequent speaker at various industry events and conferences around the world.

  • Celso Loducca

    President, Loducca (Brazil)

    Loducca’s Partner and President
    Celso Loducca started his creative career as a copywriter for Standard, nowadays Ogilvy, in 1984. He worked for Young&Rubicam, Talent and W/Brazil before becoming the vice-president of FCB in 1992. In 1995, he founded Loducca, which, since 2007, is part of the ABC Group.
    Through the 30 years of his career, Celso has created memorable campaigns and unveiled numberless talents. In addition, he has received the recognition of the main communication awards in the world as a creative and leader: Cannes, New York and London festivals, D&AD, Fiap, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Abril Award, Professionals of the Year, Clube de Criação de São Paulo (São Paulo Creative Club), among others. He is Caboré Award’s current Communication Leader of the Year and a member of the Brazilian Academy of Marketing’s Hall of Fame.
    Beyond the ad industry, Celso is partner at Casa do Saber, a culture center that promotes debates and spreads knowledge throughout São Paulo.

  • Chris Kerwin

    Chris Kerwin

    Head of Publishing, BBC Worldwide (UK)

    Chris Kerwin is Head of Publishing at BBC Worldwide in the UK, with responsibility for the BBC Good Food brand across all platforms (as well as the publishing activity for BBC Top Gear). Chris has worked at BBC Worldwide for the past two years and is in the process of implementing a cross-platform brand strategy for Good Food, with a heavy focus on driving digital revenues and profit. Programmatic advertising is a key component of this plan. Prior to this role at BBC Worldwide, Chris worked as Digital Controller at Channel 5 (one of the UK’s commercial terrestrial TV stations) and as Publisher of Future Publishing’s T3 brand. He has also completed a previous stint at BBC Worldwide and worked as a Management Consultant.

  • Chris Llewellyn

    CEO, FIPP (UK)

    Chris Llewellyn has been the president and CEO of FIPP since October 2009. He was formerly international managing director of Bauer Consumer Media (formerly Emap Consumer Media) since 1998.

    After college (a degree in History, Politics and Maths), and three years marketing regional newspapers, he joined Emap in 1980 as a brand manager. At various times in his 29 years there he was marketing director of the Consumer Magazine division, group research director of Emap PLC, and between 1992 and 1998 he was based in Paris as director general of Emap France.

    During his career he has had the honour of being appointed chairman of the Board of FEAP, the European Magazine Association, between 1996 and 1998. In 1999 he was appointed to the Board of FIPP, and served as its chairman of between 2005 and 2007

  • Cobus Heyl

    Cobus Heyl

    Marketing Manager, FIPP (UK)

    Cobus Heyl, Marketing Manager, FIPP
    Cobus joined FIPP in June 2012. He was formerly with Naspers – serving in the Media24 and MIH Internet Africa divisions in South Africa and East Africa, including as general manager of News24.com, Fin24.com and Wheels24.co.za, of East Africa Magazines and Distribution and of MIH Internet Africa – and with Audience Media, as business development director for the UK and Africa. He was part of the founding team in several of these businesses, and also held board positions at EAMD and MIHIA (East Africa). Cobus holds an MSc degree in e-Business from Newcastle University in the United Kingdom, as well as degrees in journalism and communications from the universities of Stellenbosch and Johannesburg in South Africa.

  • Daniel Funis

    Daniel Funis

    Managing Director, Farfetch Brazil (Brazil)

    Daniel Funis
    Engineer, USP-SP and MBA, Cambridge-UK
    15 years of experience in the consumer goods industry. He has held positions in engineering, commercial & marketing, having worked for Unilever, Fiat and Groupon.
    Since 2011, he is the managing director of Farfetch Brazil, the leading online fashion marketplace.
    He has worked in Argentina, Brazil, UK, Italy, France & India and speaks 5 languages.

  • Edgardo Martolio

    Edgardo Martolio

    Director, Caras (Brazil)

    Edgardo Martolio (64) was born in Argentina; is married and has a son. Journalist, writer and editor, he has worked in radio and TV in early career and newspapers and magazines today. He is currently CEO of Editora Caras Brasil, writes in Rolling Stone magazine of the same country and is a columnist in the website of the Argentinean newspaper Perfil. Among other awards, in 2007, in Paris, he received the Gold Medal of the Société Académique d’Education et d’Encouragement ‘Arts, Sciences e Lettres’ of France and in 2008 was awarded the Troféu Raça Negra Afrobras for their contribution to the multiracial inclusion… He became a naturalized Brazilian in 2009.

  • Fabio Barbosa

    CEO, Abril Mídia (Brazil)

    Fabio C. Barbosa is the CEO of Abril Midia since October of 2011. He was president of Banco Real / ABN Amro since 1996 and in 2008 with the acquisition of Banco Real by Santander, became CEO of Santander Brazil. Currently, he is President of the Board of Osesp Foundation, and member of the Board of the United Nations Foundation. In 2011, Mr. Barbosa was recognized as Person of the Year, by Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce. And, in 2012, he received the United Nation’s Champions of the Earth award.

  • Fabrizio D’Angelo

    Managing Director,
    Burda International (Germany

    Fabrizio D’Angelo has been CEO of Burda International since 2009. Today the company publishes more than 300 titles and a large number of digital projects together with its partners in 19 countries. D’Angelo oversees all activities of Burda International, with it’s turnover of over 390 Million EUR and more than 2.700 employees. Burda International has 40 companies, mostly fully owned subsidiaries, operating as independent businesses.

    Furthermore, Burda licenses its exciting brands and magazines to many other markets. Burda International markets include: Brazil, USA, Spain, Portugal, UK, France, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, India, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. D’Angelo’s key goals are developing the business in high growth regions (Turkey, India, Brazil and Asia) as well as the growth of the digital portfolio as well as the print assets.

    Having graduated in philosophy from the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy, Fabrizio began his career in magazines as a trainee at Verlagsgruppe Milchstrasse in Germany. In 1998 he joined the partwork division of De Agostini as Marketing Manager, dealing with Italy as well as with foreign markets (Greece, Poland, Hungary, Middle East).

    In 2001, he joined the Italian Mondadori Group as Head of International Activities, Magazine Division and concurrently appointed Deputy Chairman of Attica Publications Group in Greece and CEO of Attica Media in Serbia. He currently serves as Chairman on the Board of the International Federation of Periodical Press (FIPP).

  • Fernando Taralli

    Fernando Taralli

    President, VML (Brazil)

    Specialist in interactivity and e-commerce, Fernando Taralli is the president of VML – a Y&R Brands
    agency – and one of the 10 highlights of Advertising Age’s 2012 Agency A-List Program ranking.
    Previously, the executive was already the president of Energy (presently VML) and stood out in Y&R
    Brazil, where he had the mission of increasing the potential of the clients’ presence on the web. For three>
    years, Taralli also worked as vice-president of Wunderman in Brazil and for five years led the regional
    CRM direction for Sony Electronics in the United States. VML answers for the communication of the
    brands bareMinerals, Lenovo, PayPal, Netflix, Track & Field, Vedacit, Paramount Pictures and Singapore
    Airlines, as well as for the on-line communication of Accenture, Expedia, FedEx, SulAmérica Seguros and Diage
    o (Ypióca).

  • Flávio Ferrari

    Flávio Ferrari

    Managing Director, Ipsos MediaCT (Brazil)

    Production Engineer specialized in Marketing has its career distinguished by collaborative construction of knowledge for business decisions. Has worked at advertising agencies, research institutes and digital startups. Academic activities include his work as teacher and coordinator of MBAs focused on Business Intelligence. Flavio is also associated partner of the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies.

  • Frederic Kachar

    Frederic Kachar

    Chairman ANER & CEO Editora Globo (Brazil)

    Frederic Kachar began his career at Grupo Globo in 1997 as a financial analyst for Infoglobo, the
    newspaper company of Grupo Globo. With the acquisition of the Diário Popular newspaper in 2001, he
    became CFO of the publication in April of that year.

    In the following year, he joined Editora Globo – the magazine company of Grupo Globo, also as a CFO in
    order to conduct the company’s turnaround. In January 2008, he took over as company CEO and since
    then he has been working on the transformation of the digital business and on portfolio increase with new
    magazine launches.

    Responsible for the creation of Edições Globo Condé Nast, a joint venture between Editora Globo and
    Condé Nast, in July 2010. President of the Brazilian Association of Magazine Publishers (ANER) since
    December 2012. He holds a degree in Economics from UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), an
    MBA in Finance by IBMEC and a PGA from Insead.

  • Gabriel Klein

    Gabriel Klein

    Creative Director, VICE Media (Brazil)

    Gabriel Klein is partner and the Creative Director at VICE Brazil. Klein is involved in the world of digital and interactive communication since 1996. At VICE Brazil he has been developing successful projects for brands like Ray Ban, Intel, Puma, Converse and Absolut. Gabriel believes that for the new times ahead it is necessary to invest in a sustainable advertising model, seeking a perennial type of innovation that does not underestimate the intelligence and capacity of consumers.

  • Girish Ramdas

    Girish Ramdas

    Co-founder & CEO, Magzter (USA)

    Girish Ramdas is the Co-founder and CEO of Magzter, a New York based startup that has been making waves in the global digital publishing business. In just over 3 years Magzter has crossed 21 million users from more than 200 countries with magazines and books from more than 1500 publishers worldwide.
    He has more than 18+ years of experience in cross-platform publishing, including print, mobile, and Web development. During this period, he has co-founded and run three successful start-up businesses. He has enabled magazine companies to go digital and helps them monetize their content across the digital world. Girish’s deep industry experience in online, mobile and publishing ecosystems has made him an expert in acquisition, marketing and monetizing digital content across platforms globally.
    He was voted the CIOL Technology Person of the Year for 2012 for his contribution to the global digital publishing business. He was invited to speak at the prestigious World Magazine Congress in Rome in 2013 to address the world publishers on digital publishing and its future. He was also awarded the TiE Innovative Entrepreneur of the Year award for 2013 and recently was listed in the Fortune magazine’s 40 under 40 list of global Indian Entrepreneurs to look out for in 2014.

  • John Wilpers

    Director, Innovation Media Consulting (USA)

    John consults with media companies around the world focusing on multi-platform innovation, organizational integration, and customer-driven editorial management to deliver multimedia content 24-7 across all platforms. He is currently working with the University of Virginia on their print and digital publications after finishing projects with a Czech magazine and newspaper publishing company in Prague, a Washington, DC B2B magazine company, and a Norwegian newspaper group.

    John is the co-editor of the annual “Innovations in Magazines World Report” that INNOVATION creates for the world association of magazines (FIPP). The book reviews the best print and digital magazine innovations in the world.

    In his 40-year media career, John has worked at major metro daily newspapers, regional and national magazines, international newspaper groups, America Online (AOL), free commuter dailies, regional dailies, and major media websites.

    Prior to joining INNOVATION, John researched and recruited the world’s best bloggers in a wide variety of niches for major media companies to integrate the bloggers’ work into the media companies’ print and online products. John’s clients included Reuters, The Christian Science Monitor, The LA Times, Scripps Newspapers, GlobalPost, The Miami Herald, and the San Diego Union-Tribune.

    John was the founding editor of two free commuter dailies (The Washington Examiner, BostonNOW) and editor of a third (Boston Metro). John was editor-in-chief of Ingersoll Newspapers (now Digital First Media) and founding editor of AOL/Digital City Boston.
    Outside of journalism, John created a self-esteem-building soccer program for girls ages 2-10 that has graduated 4,200 girls since 1996 (hotshotssoccer.org). He is also a long-board surfer, and has performed as “Mother Ginger” in a Boston ballet company’s production of the “Nutcracker” for 18 years.

  • Jorge Fontevecchia

    Co-founder, President & CEO,
    Editorial Perfil (Argentina)

    Journalist. Co-founder, President and CEO of Editorial Perfil. He has an incomplete degree in Management (UADE University) and in Law (University of Buenos Aires – UBA), and he has completed a Master’s Degree in the School of Philosophy (UBA).

    He is one of the 34 members of the National Academy of Journalism of Argentina. He was granted the Moors Cabot prize in 1997 by the School of Journalism of Columbia University, in New York, “for maintaining the highest professional standards in journalism—courage, independence, and initiative” during the military dictatorship in Argentina. He was also awarded the Order of Río Branco with the rank of Commander for his contribution to the cultural exchange between the two countries (Government of Brazil, 2000).

    In 1979, he was detained at the “El Olimpo” concentration camp and in 1983, an order for his arrest was issued again, but this time he sought asylum in the Embassy of Venezuela and he lived in exiled during the last year of the dictatorship. He has three books published; all of them are compilations of his news articles: Entretiempo in 2005 (Aguilar), Reportajes in 2008 (Planeta), and Reportajes 2 in 2010 (Sudamericana).

  • Jorge Fontevecchia

    José Carlos de Salles Gomes Neto

    José Carlos de Salles Gomes Neto, or Salles Neto, is the founding president of the M&M Group, whose main product is the newspaper Meio & Mensagem; the leading publication in the marketing and communications segment. He started his career in marketing and sales and at the age of 29 founded Meio & Mensagem Publishing. Salles Neto isalso the creator of the Caboré Award, the segment’s most sought after award in Brazil; and, M&M Events, which is responsible, among other things, for MaxiMídia, Marketing Network Brasil and Wave, three of the sector’s most important events in Latin America.

  • Keith Hernandez

    Keith Hernandez

    Executive Director, International Sales and Strategy, BuzzFeed (USA)

    Keith Hernandez is the VP of Global Advertising at BuzzFeed. In this role, he leads revenue efforts and global expansion, focusing on Fortune 500 brands and top agencies. In 2013, he opened up sales operations in Canada and the United Kingdom, while also educating agencies on the BuzzFeed platform. A veteran of Microsoft, blip, Vevo and The Onion, Keith is passionate about blending creative strategy and custom content to give brands a great social voice. His sales start came at The Onion in 2005, where he sold local print advertising in NYC. Keith is a graduate of Miami University (Ohio) with a BA in creative writing. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Abbie.

  • Laura Múgica Codina

    Laura Múgica Codina

    Director General, Taller de Editores (Spain)

    Laura Múgica is at present CEO for Taller de Editores in Spain. She has an MBA degree by Instituto de Empresa and marketing studies. Her career has been developed both in the car industry, holding different marketing responsibilities, and in national and regional newspaper editors.

    In her media experience she has been running managerial positions in sales, marketing, distribution, and contents.

    Fluent in English and French.

    Mrs.Mugica has a vaste experience in different car companies in Spain. First at BMW where she developed marketing activities targeted for top clients, and participated also in the dealer’s incentive programmes. She moved to Fiat group in Spain to take in charge the sales promotions activity (sports sponsoring and trade marketing included) and finally to Peugeot, to define a new communication strategy in advertising, product and pricing obtaining a measurable market success.

    In 1999 Laura joined the Spanish national newspaper ABC, being one of the first marketing directors in the industry. She had the opportunity to organize the 100th anniversary and took part in the modernization of the brand together with distribution and sales responsibilities.

    After a period working as a staff for the regional newspapers belonging to the Vocento Group in commercial and marketing matters, she was appointed in 2009 as CEO for Taller de Editores where she has driven the company to very profitable results.

    She is also member of the board for the TV production company of the Vocento group.

  • Marcelo Burman

    President & CEO, Grupo Cerca (Costa Rica)

    Marcelo Burman is President & CEO of Grupo Cerca, the most important magazine publishing company in Central America & the Caribbean. With headquarters in Costa Rica, it has presence en 7 countries with own and licensed tittles. Originally from Argentina, and living in Costa Rica for the last 12 years, he has 20 years working in the publishing industry. He is also member of EO Entrepreneurs Organization board in Costa Rica, and member of the Management Board of the FIPP. He participated as speaker in several events, most of them fot the magazine industry.

  • Marcelo Sant’Iago

    Marcelo Sant’Iago

    Country Manager, MediaMath (Brasil)

    Marcelo Sant’Iago publicitário há mais de 20 anos, trabalha com mídia interativa desde 1996 e já se apresentou em diversas conferências internacionais na Argentina, China, EUA, Hong Kong, Inglaterra, México e países do Oriente Médio. Foi presidente do IAB Brasil e em 2013 figurou na lista dos 50 Profissionais de Marketing mais Inovadores da revista ProXXIma. Sant’Iago conta com passagens por grandes empresas como JWT, iProspect e mais recentemente SapientNitro. Atualmente é Country Manager da MediaMath.

  • Martha Stone

    Martha Stone

    CEO, World Newsmedia Network (USA)

    Martha L Stone is a media industry author, speaker and consultant. She is a research associate at the
    University of Oxford’s Reuters Institute, focusing her research on digital media trends and Big Data for
    media. She leads the World Newsmedia Network, a not-for-profit media research firm, which has
    published the comprehensive, annual “Global Digital Media Trendbook” since 2006. Prior to leading
    WNMN, she was Director of the Shaping the Future of the Newspaper project for the World Association of
    Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) in Paris, France, and Darmstadt, Germany.

    Martha is the former North America director for Innovation International Media Consulting, and former
    editor of Media Convergence: Online Newspapers & Multimedia Newsrooms Newsletter. Martha was the
    co-director of the Online News Association’s Digital Journalism Credibility Study in 2001. She was a
    Poynter Ethics Fellow for 2001She is the director of new media for Society for News Design (SND), the
    international organization for news designers and managers.

  • Newton Neto

    Newton Neto

    Strategic Partnership Manager, Google (Brazil)

    Newton Neto has 15 years of experience on business development at the technology and digital content
    markets. Worked on the software, games, books and magazines industries. At Google since 2011, is
    responsible for strategic partnerships with the publishing industry in Latin America for products such as
    Google Play and Google News.

  • Nikolay Malyarov

    EVP, Chief Content Officer, PressReader (Canada)

    Since 2003, Nikolay Malyarov has been responsible for growing PressReader’s worldwide community of publishing partners, helping them expand their market reach and increase revenues, while meeting their unique business objectives. As General Counsel, he is responsible for all legal aspects of the company’s business.

    At the forefront of creating and implementing publishing solutions for more than a decade, Nikolay has been instrumental in establishing PressReader as the digital world leader in multi-channel content distribution and monetization. He has helped grow PressReader’s library of content from a few hundred to more than 3,500 of the world’s best newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, The Australian, The Guardian and The Times.

    Nikolay was also instrumental in launching more than 1,200 publications on PressReader technology (formerly SmartEdition), providing publishers a cost-effective cross-platform technology solution. He is recognized for his strategic vision and innovation, and offers insightful commentary on future trends of the publishing industry. Nikolay is an authority on digital publishing and is highly sought after as a speaker and presenter at conferences and panels, and as an adjudicator at various industry awards programs. He has authored numerous articles on topics such as paywalls, HTML5 and the migration to digital newsstands, which have been published in prestigious global industry publications.

    Nikolay holds a Master of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of British Columbia.

  • Oswaldo Ramos

    Oswaldo Ramos

    General Marketing Manager, Ford (Brazil)

    Oswaldo Ramos, General Marketing Manager for Ford Brazil, has been working at Ford for 25 years, holding positions in Operations, Launch Management, Product Engineering, Customer Service, Product Marketing and Regional Sales departments. He became General Marketing Manager in June 2012. Prior to this, he was the National Sales Director for Ford Brazil from 2007 to 2012. Ramos holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Sao Paulo University´s Escola Politécnica in 1989 and received a MBA from the University of Michigan in 2002.

  • Patrizio Zanatta

    Patrizio Zanatta

    Managing Director – Latin America, Rubicon Project (USA)

    Zanatta’s many years of experience in digital advertising has equipped him with proven expertise in advising premium publishers and applications on how to adopt the most advanced monetisation strategies, such as real-time bidding and private marketplaces to ensure that every impression is sold at the highest price through the best technology solution.
    Zanatta’s previous role at Rubicon Project, he was responsible for driving growth across markets including Italy, Spain, and Turkey, growing business from existing publishers and applications and leading the onboarding of new sellers on the company’s technology exchange.
    Before joining Rubicon Project, Zanatta spent five years at Real Media Group, as a technology sales and account manager for Italy and as Sales Director for Europe, managing sales managers in five countries. Prior to that, he spent eight years in the aerospace industry including a two-year posting in Miami. Zanatta holds a degree in political science from the Universita degli Studi di Milano and is fluent in Spanish as well as in English, French and Italian.

  • Paulo Sérgio Kakinoff

    Paulo Sérgio Kakinoff

    CEO, Gol Linhas Aéreas (Brazil)

    Mr. Kakinoff took office as GOL’s Chief Executive Officer on July 2, 2012. Prior to that, he had been serving as an independent member of the Company‘s Board of Directors since January 2010. He held the position of CEO at Audi Brazil until June 2012, having served in the auto industry for 18 years as the Sales & Marketing Officer at Volkswagen do Brasil and as the Executive Officer for South America at the Volkswagen Group’s head offices in Germany. He is a member of Gol’s People Management and Corporate Governance, Risk, and Financial Policy Committees. Mr. Kakinoff also served as the Vice President of the Brazilian Association of Importers of Motor Vehicles (ABEIVA) and was a member of the Board of Directors of Volkswagen Participações until June 2012. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Mackenzie University, in São Paulo.

  • Peter A. Kreisky

    Peter A. Kreisky

    Chairman, Kreisky Media Consultancy (USA)

    Peter Kreisky is an expert on the strategic transformation of traditional publishing companies for the
    digital age. Through Kreisky Media, a New York-based strategy advisory and consulting firm, he counsels
    traditional and digital media companies globally on strategy at the intersection of media and technology,
    working with blue-chip clients and digital innovators as a retained Senior Advisor, an Advisory Board
    member or in a project leadership role.

    In addition, Kreisky Media Ventures provides business development for companies competing in the
    media space, leveraging Kreisky’s extensive network worldwide. Clients range from digital start-ups to
    well-established internet companies and traditional publishers seeking to gain an edge through Kreisky’s
    knowledge and connections.

    An internationally recognized expert on the topic of digital transformation, Kreisky speaks frequently at
    media conferences around the globe, including in the U.S., Europe, South America,and Asia. He is quoted
    frequently in publications such as The Economist, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Financial
    Times. At McKinsey & Co., The Boston Consulting Group, Mercer Management Consulting, and Kreisky
    Media Consultancy, he has served more than 50 clients in North America, Europe, South America and
    Asia across hundreds of assignments. He was also Senior Advisor to Time Inc., with overall responsibility
    for strategy and business development and earlier at CBS Inc.’s Publishing Group, in a similar role.

    Peter Kreisky holds an M.A. from Cambridge University and an MBA from Stanford Business School. He is
    on the faculty of aYale University’s Magazine Media Program and previously taught at the Stanford
    Publishing Program, Columbia School of Journalism and NYU.

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    Pyr Marcondes

    Pyr Marcondes

    ProXXIma, Grupo M&M (Brazil)

    Pyr Marcondes is a journalist, consultant, speaker and book author. Worked as reporter at IstoÉ, Jornal da Tarde, Playboy and as editor at newspaper Meio & Mensagem. Wrote six books. Was partner at an advertising agency, a brand consultancy and a web services company. He is now General Manager at ProXXima Platform.

  • Ricardo Perez

    Ricardo Perez

    Commercial Subscriptions Director, Editora Abril (Brazil)

    Ricardo Perez is an Engineer with Post Graduation in Business Administration and also in Marketing. He began his career as a Trainee at Abril Group and some time later he joined the telecommunications market, through TVA, Telefonica and Vivo, where he was the Marketing and Sales Director of these companies. After nearly 10 years in the Telecom market, he returned to Abril Group at the end of 2012, where he is now the Commercial Subscriptions Director.

  • Sérgio Dávila

    Editor Executivo – Folha de S. Paulo(Brazil)

    Sérgio Dávila is the executive editor at Folha de S. Paulo since March 2010. Previously, he spent a
    decade as the newspaper’s correspondent in the United States, first in New York and then in California
    and Washington DC. During that period, he covered from up-close the two presidential elections of
    George W. Bush, the bursting of the dotcom (2000) and housing (2008) bubbles, the election of Barack
    Obama in 2008 and the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001. His award-winning coverage was turned into a
    book, “Nova York –Antes e Depois do Atentado” [NYC: before and after the attack], (Geração, 2002).

    Dávila was also the only Brazilian reporter to cover the war in Iraq directly from Baghdad, what earned him
    the 2003 Esso Reporting Award and other awards, and served as basis for the book “Diário de Bagdá – A
    Guerra do Iraque Segundo os Bombardeados” [Baghdad Diary: the War in Iraq according to the bombing
    victims] (DBA, 2003). He is a curator for the “War Journalism” collection at Editora Objetiva. In 2004/2005,
    he was granted a Knight Fellowship for midcareer journalists at Stanford University, in California, where
    he studied the impact of globalization on international news coverage.

    He started with Folha in 1996 as a reporter for Revista da Folha (1993-1996), and then became editor of
    Ilustrada, the Arts section (1996-2000) of the newspaper. Previously, he worked as a deputy editor with
    Veja São Paulo magazine (1991-1993) and as a reporter and editor with Playboy magazine (1988-1991).

  • Thomaz Souto Corrêa

    Vice President of Editorial Committee and
    Editorial Consultant, Grupo Abril (Brazil)

    Journalist, he has worked for the Abril Group for more than 50 years. His extensive and diversified background in Journalism has allowed him to develop, launch and revamp many of Abril’s magazines during his active participation in the company.

    Since 2003 he is Editorial V.P. of the Editorial Committee and consultant for editorial matters in the Abril Group and a consultant of Innovation International Media Consulting Group, serving also as a Member of its International Board of Directors.

    Mr. Corrêa has served twice as president of ANER (Brazilian Magazine Editors Association) and is now the president of the association’s Editorial Committee. He was also a Member of the Advisory Board of the FIPP — Fédération Internationale de la Presse Périodique — and was the first Latin American President of FIPP’s Management Board.