Bio: Richard Mcilveen

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Richard Mcilveen, producer of the local late-night CTV News and the tech trends segment WebmaniaRichard McIlveen is the Producer of the CTV News late local news in Toronto. As such he is ‘grounded’ in traditional media, giving the GTA its nightly summary of local news events.

Richard has also been producing and writing a TV News weekend segment that has kept a watchful eye on the ever evolving world of the internet since 1996. ‘Webmania’ launched at a time when about 5 per cent of Canadians homes were beginning to ‘dial in’ but it was clear that digital communication via the ‘net’ was about to reshape the world.

Over the past 13 years, Richard has interviewed and written about literally hundreds of the bright minds that have shaped the evolution of the Net. Richard also got hands-on experience early in the digital revolution, launching and running the CTV News Toronto (CFTO News) website from 1995 through 2001.

Looking forward, Richard offers a unique perspective on how traditional media is adapting to the challenges of an evolving digital media and based on his observation of trends, where the future is taking us.

Richard Mcilveen was a speaker at Future of Media 2009. Watch the video from Future of Media 2009 to see Richard speak.

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