Media Summit session times & speakers

4 April 2016

For more information on who is speaking on which panels, and to help plan your day please see the session information below.

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Morning Sessions:

Opening Keynote:
Disentangling the Hype: Dr Karen Nelson-Field 

Dr Karen Nelson-Field is a truth teller in a hyped up world. Her Keynote will challenge the norms of media, from the role of machines to the next wave of contextual advertising. 

CEO of artificial intelligence venture Media Intelligence Co. which is building cutting-edge media measurement technologies and real-time media research solutions and an and Associate Professor within the Centre for Video Intelligence. She is also the author of best selling book Viral Marketing:The Science of Sharing, and the winner of he News Corp 'Women in Innovation' Award for the last two years.

The Future of Media
The panelists are:

  • Adam Ballesty, Diageo Australia Marketing and Innovation Director
  • Katie Rigg-Smith, Mindshare Australasia CEO 
  • Nicole Sheffield, NewsLifeMedia CEO 
  • Jason Tonelli, Starcom MediaVest Group, Executive Director, Technology, Digital and Content 
  • Tom Armstrong, Fairfax Media Commercial Director

This session will be moderated by AdNews editor Rosie Baker

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Obsession + Fear = Edge

  • Steve Coll, With Collective Chief creative director
  • Andrew Howie, Meat & Livestock Australia Group marketing manager
  • Michael Canning, M&C Saatchi Executive creative director
  • Kirsty Muddle, Cummins&Partners Chief innovation officer

This session will be moderated by UM CEO Ross Raeburn

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The Investment Outlook
The panelists are:

  • Megan Brownlow, PWC
  • Matt James, Publicis Media CEO
  • Jason Dooris, Atomic212 CEO
  • Eric Choi, UBS media and telco analyst 
  • Ashley Earnshaw, Carat chief investment officer

This session will be moderated by Omnicom CEO Leigh Terry

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Afternoon sessions:

The Collision of TV and Digital
The panelists are:

  • Mitch Waters, AOL Australia
  • Ellie Rogers, Facebook
  • Suzie Cardwell, MCN
  • Russel Howcroft, Network Ten
  • Michael Stephenson, Nine Entertainment Co.

This session will be moderated by Magna Global Australia Managing Director Victor Corones.

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The Digital Reality Check
The panelists are:

  • APEX Advertising CEO Pippa Leary
  • Group M Head of Technical Operations Tim Whitfield
  • REA Group Head of Media Strategy and Operations Jonas Jaanimagi 
  • Vivaki ANZ Director Lyn Chealander 
  • Gum Gum ANZ Managing Director John Stubley 

This session will be moderated by AdNews online editor Pippa Chambers

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