Future of Media Summit 2006

Speakers

Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson is editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine. Prior to taking over Wired in mid-2001, he was with The Economist for seven years in London , Hong Kong and New York in various positions, ranging from Technology Editor to US Business Editor. His background is in science, starting with studying physics and doing research at Los Alamos and culminating in six years at the two leading scientific journals, Nature and Science. He is also the author of The Long Tail, which first appeared in Wired in October 2004 and will become a book, published by Hyperion, on July 11, 2006.

Chris’s blog, The Long Tail, is at www.longtail.typepad.com.

John Hagel

John Hagel

John Hagel is an independent management consultant and author. He works with senior management of large enterprises around the world to shape business strategies and improve business performance. His experience includes senior management positions in technology businesses and sixteen years as a consultant with McKinsey & Co. He continues to serve as Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Co.

Harvard Business School Press has just published his new book, The Only Sustainable Edge, co-authored with John Seely Brown. He is also the author of the best-selling business books, Net Gain and Net Worth and Out of the Box. John has also received two awards for best articles published in Harvard Business Review and he has published extensively in other business publications including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and McKinsey Quarterly.

John’s blog, Edge Perspectives, is at www.edgeperspectives.typepad.com

Eric Beecher

Eric Beecher

Eric Beecher started his career in newspapers as a reporter on The Age, The Sunday Times and The Observer in London. In 1984, at age 33, he became the youngest editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, and in 1987 was appointed editor-in-chief of the Herald and Weekly Times newspaper group. In 1990 he became a founder and major shareholder in The Text Media Group, where he was Chief Executive Officer until 2002. In 2003 he formed Private Media Partners with Diana Gribble and launched The Reader magazine. In February 2005, Private Media acquired Crikey.com.au. He is currently working as publisher of Crikey.

Mark Jones

Mark Jones

Mark Jones is IT Editor at the Australian Financial Review, a daily business newspaper owned by . He has been in the tech media for approaching 10 years.

Prior to Fairfax, he was Deputy Managing Director at IDG Communications in Australia. Before that working at IDG in various editorial roles on publications including Australian Reseller News, Computerworld Australia, and Network World for about 7 years.

Mark’s blog, Filtered, is at www.filtered.typepad.com/markjones/.

Ray Kotcher

Ray Kotcher

Ray Kotcher is Chief Executive Officer and a Senior Partner of Ketchum, a top ten public relations agency with 55 worldwide offices and affiliates around the world. He joined Ketchum in 1983 as a vice president, and was promoted to president in 1992. He took over his chief executive responsibilities in June 2000. He frequently speaks and writes on all aspects of public relations, such as the state of the industry, business issues, program execution and client relations.

Jack Matthews

Jack Matthews

Jack Matthews is CEO of Fairfax Digital, the online news and classified businesses of John Fairfax holdings Limited. Matthews is responsible for Fairfax Digital’s Australian operations. Jack recently stepped into this newly created position as Fairfax ‘s online media business readies itself for further growth.

Matthews has vast experience in pay television, telecoms and the internet and was most recently executive vice president and chief operating officer of Japan’s largest pay TV channel provider Jupiter Programming Company. Prior to this Matthews was Chief Executive for Premium Movie Partnership Sydney, Australia. PMP is a partnership between Sony, Paramount, Fox, Universal and Liberty Media. It operates two Pay TV movies channels, Showtime and Encore, which are among the most successful channels in the Australian Pay TV market.

Craig Newmark

Craig Newmark

Craig Newmark is best known for being the founder of the San Francisco-based Internet website known as craigslist. At craigslist, various boards link up people for discussion groups, activities and romance, and everything from cookware to the latest computers and accessories can be bought and sold on craigslist. Except for employers posting help wanted ads, all the site’s ads are free of charge, benefiting many people who would otherwise have to pay for newspaper charges.

Mark Pesce

Mark Pesce

Known internationally as the man who fused virtual reality with the World Wide Web to invent VRML, Mark Pesce has been exploring the frontiers of media and technology for a quarter of a century. The author of five books and numerous articles, Pesce has written for WIRED, Feed, Salon, PC Magazine, and The Age. For the last two seasons, Pesce has been a panelist on the hit ABC show THE NEW INVENTORS. From 2003 to 2006, Pesce chaired the Emerging Media and Interactive Design Program at the world-renowned Australian Film Television and Radio School. In February he received an appointment as an Honorary Associate at the University of Sydney, and has gone on to found FutureSt, a Sydney Media and Technology consultancy.

David Sifry

David Sifry

David Sifry is the Founder & CEO of Technorati. David is a serial entrepreneur with over 19 years of experience. Before founding Technorati, Dave was co-founder and CTO of Sputnik, and co-founder of Linuxcare, where he served as CTO and VP of Engineering. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University . Dave lectures on everything from wireless spectrum policy and Wi-Fi, to weblogs and open-source software.

David’s blog is at www.sifry.com/alerts/

Ben Barren

Ben Barren

Ben Barren has spent the last 11+ years in hands-on business roles helping establish leaders such as ninemsn’s Carpoint business, Virtual Communities online division, and Sensis Search’ Media Smart advertising unit.

He has now co-founded his own venture : Feedcorp Pty Ltd, which in May 06 launched its first business – gnoos.com.au: The first Australian search engine (using RSS) which allows consumers to find out what bloggers and media are talking about locally and globally : Today and in the last week/month. Ben is focused on working with the best people and companies to bring Web 2.0 to Australia.

Ben’s blog, RSS’ing Down Under www.benbarren.blogspot.com

Ross Dawson

Ross Dawson

Ross Dawson is a strategy consultant, keynote speaker, bestselling author, and Chairman of Future Exploration Network, a global events and consulting firm specializing in the future of business. He is author of the award-winning Amazon.com best seller Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships 2nd Edition, the acclaimed book Living Networks, and more than 50 articles on international business. Ross is also CEO of Future Exploration Network’s sister consulting firm, Advanced Human Technologies.

Ross’s blog, Trends in the Living Networks www.rossdawsonblog.com

Peter Evans

Peter Evans

Peter Evans is the Corporate Manager – Marketing Communications for Toyota Motor Corporation Australia. His responsibilities include activities such as advertising, direct marketing, internet, media, point of sale, retail advertising, research and brand development.

Peter has extensive experience in automotive marketing in Australia. Most recently, he created a Toyota master brand advertising campaign to position Toyota as an innovative ideas and technology company, utilizing the new line “Can’t Wait For Tomorrow” and a number of print and TV executions using sponsorship properties like “Beyond Tomorrow”.

Ian Gardiner

Ian Gardiner

Ian Gardiner is the Managing Director of Viocorp, an Australian-based internet broadcasting company. Ian co-founded the company in 2002 and has successfully grown it into an established and profitable operation.

Ian has been running successful technology start-ups for the last ten years. He was the founding employee of newsbase.com, a news, analysis and business intelligence service from emerging markets. He also founded and ran lastorders.com, an on-line off-license in the UK

Ross Gibson

Prof. Ross Gibson

Ross Gibson is currently Research Professor of New Media and Digital Culture, University of Technology, Sydney. For 25 years Ross Gibson has worked as a writer, teacher, editor, filmmaker, curator and multimedia producer. Developments in digital technology have helped Gibson to refine the convergences of media, genres, ideas and emotions that are examined and evoked in his art. His interests are the histories of space and communication in colonial cultures, particularly in Australia and the Pacific. Recent projects include the museum installations Crime scene (1999-2000) and Darkness loiters (2000-01), both co-curated with Kate Richards.

Moira Gunn

Dr. Moira Gunn

Dr. Moira Gunn is Host of Tech Nation and BioTech Nation, which air in such venues as National Public Radio’s Satellite Radio channels NPR Now and NPR Talk, and internationally to 133 countries via Armed Forces Radio International. Produced at the studios of KQED in San Francisco , the programming also can be heard on over 200 domestic public stations and through podcasts via iTunes and other Internet distribution venues.

Tech Nation is the sole national weekly radio program on the impact of technology, and its weekly BioTech Nation segment enjoys the same status in the area of biotech issues. Dr. Gunn’s weekly commentaries touch all aspects of our lives in these unpredictable times. In over 2,000 in-depth interviews, Dr. Gunn has engaged with recognizable people from every venue: From business leaders like Intel’s Andy Grove to emergent tech guru’s like Google’s Larry Page.

Andy Halliday

Andy Halliday

Andy Halliday is Founder/CEO of OurStory. Andy’s strategic roles as Entertainment Group President for Edison Brothers Stores and as Co-Founder and President of Simon Brand Ventures, a division of Simon Property Group (the nation’s largest retail mall developer), honed his passion and expertise in creating innovative and memorable consumer experiences, and prepared him for his executive roles with leading technology companies including Excite’s Electronic Commerce Group, contact.com, and In-Q-Tel. After co-founding Open Field Software and leading business development for Spoke Software, Andy felt that technology and timing had aligned to the point where he could finally realize his vision to create an innovative and compelling consumer service for capturing and sharing life stories.

Andy founded WisdomArk, the company that developed OurStory, in early 2005, and recruited a team with a potent blend of technical and consumer marketing expertise and proven track record of building and growing consumer web services. The team built and launched an Alpha version of the service in 2005 and a greatly enhanced Beta service May, 2006.

Brad Howarth

Brad Howarth

Brad Howarth is a business writer and consultant, with specialization in entrepreneurship, technology and marketing. For the past nine years Brad has worked as a journalist, most recently with Business Review Weekly, where he held the positions of both Information Technology Editor and Marketing Editor. He has extensive experience in business and technology, and has interviewed many of the leading figures in information technology and business, both locally and overseas. March 2004 Brad left BRW to form Lagrange Communications, which provides communications and consulting services to a broad range of companies.

Brad continues to work as an active freelance journalist, writing across a wide range of topics for publications including BusinessWeek, BRW, The Age, The Australian and RollingStone Australia.

Brad’s blog, LagrangePoint, is at www.lagrangepoint.typepad.com/lagrange

Hugh Martin

Hugh Martin

Hugh Martin is Editor of News Interactive’s NEWS.com.au. He is a Walkley Award winning journalist and winner of two Melbourne Press Club Awards. Hugh is a former Editor of The Age online and was a senior editor at The Age newspaper. Before joining The Age, Hugh was online editor at Fairfax Business Media. He is a member of the International Committee of the Online News Association

Hugh’s blog is at www.hugh-martin.blogspot.com/

Mike Porter

Mike Porter

Mike Porter is CEO, Australia & New Zealand, for Mediaedge:cia, the first global communications planning and implementation agency. He is also a member of the Global Board. Under Mike’s experienced guidance, the then newly created Mediaedge:cia was voted f Australia’s Media Agency of the Year in both 1999 and 2000. Mike’s celebrated media career has earned him many accolades, both in the UK and Australia , where he is regarded as one of the industry leaders.

Philip Sim

Philip Sim

Philip Sim is president at MediaConnect Worldwide and managing director of MediaConnect Australia. He is a former technology editor and journalist, on titles including Computerworld, Australian Reseller News and Network World. He was director of portal strategies at international technology media company, IDG Communications, prior to founding MediaConnect, a company that connects technology media and PR professionals via online media and events. Sim is a popular and respected blogger respected blooger, runs a blog-based sports media network blog-based sports media network as a hobby interest and is also a consulting advisor to US-based online development platform Wyaworks Wyaworks. He has been quoted or referenced extensively on media and Web 2.0 issues in titles including The Financial Times, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian, BRW, AdNews, B&T, Infoworld and The Guardian.

Philip’s blog is at www.squash.wordpress.com/

Tony Surtees

Tony Surtees

Tony Surtees is Director of Santa Clara Group a specialist digital media advisory group. He was Vice President and General Manager of Yahoo’s Commerce Group in the US and whose innovations helped build Yahoo in the US and internationally. He is a Director of a number of private technology and communications companies. He is a Master of Science in Management from the Stanford Graduate Business School and co-founder of the Stanford Australia Entrepreneurs Series. He was also past NSW President of the Australian Marketing Institute.