Digital Media Asia meet in Malaysia to explore new avenues of digitisation of media

NEW DELHI: Online and social media, tablet and mobile publishing, and digital business innovations are among the main subjects coming up for discussion at the forthcoming Digital Media Asia in Kuala Lumpur this month.


Participants include Business Blogging CEO Kiruba Shankar from India; Canada’s Globe and Mail Digital News Strategy director Anjali Kapoor; Google Strategic Partner Lead Parin Mehta; Singapore’s InmobiVP and GM of the Japan, Asia Pacific brand business Phagun Raju; and Berita Satu Media Holdings, IndonesiaCEOSachin Gopalan.


The meet has been organised from 12 to 14 November by WAN-IFRA Asia Pacific which will be represented among others by its chief operating officer Thomas Jacob.


The meet will also see an Inverted Media Workshop, Digital Media Asia Expo, a creative ad campaign contest, Opennews.hack Asia and the Digital Media Asia awards.


About 300 media executives representing over 115 organisations from 31 countries are expected. Digital Media Asia is the largest conference on new media in Asia for news publishers. Thirty speakers from leading news publishing companies in Asia and worldwide - such as FT, Apple Daily, Metro, SPH, Wall Street Journal, Globe & Mail, The Economist, Mainichi Shimbun - as well as online pure players like Google, Senatus, Microsoft, Coconuts Media, Yahoo will share inspiring case studies and innovative ideas with the audience.

Topics covered at Digital Media Asia include paid content and the implementation of paywalls, online video monetisation, digital and mobile advertising, tablet publishing, big data, diversifying revenue streams, start-ups and publishers.


Other speakers include The Economist Digital, UK, VP Advertising  Audra Martin; The Straits Times Editor Warren Fernandez; Head of Tablet Editions, Metro, UK,  James Cadman; The Wall Street Journal  Hong Kong Asia Digital Editor Adam Najberg;  Naoki Onodera, Head of Digital Publications, Mainichi Shimbun;  Alan Soon, Head of Audience and Managing Editor SEA, Yahoo!; Graham Hinchly, Engineering Manager, FT Lab, FT, UK; Christina Lo Man Ki, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Apple Daily, HK; Sue Brooks, Director of Video Transformation, AP, UK; Geoff Tan, Senior VP, Head of Strategic Marketing, SPH; Dan Sloan, Editor in Chief, Nissan Global Media Centre, Japan; Todd Forest, Executive Producer APAC, Microsoft Online Media; JV Rufino, Director of Mobile, Philippine Daily Inquirer; and Eamonn Byrne, Business Director, The Byrne Partnership, UK.  


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