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Future of Media 2013 Speaker Bio: Josh Sternberg

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Josh SternbergJosh Sternberg is a Media/Publishing reporter for Digiday, covering the industry’s transition from an analog to a digital world.

He’s been published in The Atlantic, The Awl, The Huffington Post, Mashable & Mediaite., among other publications.

He first started his professional life as a professor at two New Jersey universities teaching communications and media courses.

After stepping out of the Ivory Tower, Josh went on into the public relations field, helping clients navigate through the messaging waters.

Following a almost a decade in PR, Josh made the transition to the journalism world to follow his love of words and the never-ending intriguing world of media.

Follow him on Twitter at @joshsternberg

Future of Media 2013 Speaker Bio: Steve Ladurantaye

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Steve LadurantayeSteve Ladurantaye is the Globe and Mail’s media reporter. In this role, he spends most of his time talking to the top media minds in the country – broadcast executives, newspaper publishers, start-up entrepreneurs, digital innovators.

His work appears across all of the national newspaper’s sections, and he also stars in a weekly web video produced by the paper that explores Canadian media issues and regularly appears on conventional television programs such as CTV’s Economix Panel and Canada AM.

He also spends a great deal of time tweeting the bits of news that don’t fit into his stories, and is convinced that we are all just one tweet away from being fired (@sladurantaye).

He’s been nominated for two National Newspaper Awards, the highest honour in Canadian journalism. He won once, in the explanatory journalism category for a story he wrote that detailed the costs, personal and financial, associated with a nasty crash on Canada’s busiest highway.

Prior to the Globe he was a city editor at Peterborough Examiner and Kingston Whig-Standard, editor of the Ottawa Business Journal and a cop reporter at the Ottawa Sun. He also used his Commodore 64 to make his own clip-art heavy newspapers, but sadly this was before anyone had thought to invent paywalls. Or the Internet.

Follow him on Twitter at @sladurantaye

Future of Media 2013 Speaker Bio: Jonathan Perelman

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Jonathan PerelmanJonathan Perelman is Vice President of Agency Strategy and Development, BuzzFeed.

At BuzzFeed Perelman works closely on all aspects of the business, with a particular focus on educating advertising agencies on the BuzzFeed platform and ad products.

Prior to BuzzFeed, Perelman spent six years at Google, most recently as the Global Lead for Industry Relations. He was responsible for brand identity initiatives and relationship management within the advertising and media industries. This also includes aligning Google’s business and public policy priorities. Google’s Operating Committee awarded the prestigious OC Award to Perelman for his work on mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to Google, Perelman worked at Financial Services firm, Unifund, and also was the Deputy Finance Director on Cory Booker’s 2002 Mayoral run in Newark, NJ. The campaign was captured in an Academy Award nominated film, Street Fight, released in 2005 Perelman is a Sr. Fellow at the Center for the Digital Future, at the USC Annenberg School. In addition, he serves on the board of Advertising Week, Ad:Tech, the International Association of Internet Professionals, along with other industry groups. He’s also an advisor to several start-ups.

Perelman is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in political science. He lives in New York City with his wife, Alexandra, and two sons.

Follow him on Twitter at @JPerelman

Future of Media 2013 Speaker Bio: Sabaa Quao

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Sabaa QuaoSabaa Quao is the Chief Marketing Officer of Digital Journal Inc. and co-founder of /newsrooms.

Quao is a creative director, business strategist, and career entrepreneur who has a passion for emerging platforms in the digital media and marketing space. From cloud-inspired business models, to bending (and sometimes breaking) Facebook, to building social media-driven transactions, Quao has managed teams dedicated to the future of marketing and advertising.

Quao founded and ran XCORPORATION for 10 years, an intense and accomplished communication and design firm in Canada. He eventually moved to London UK and tightened XCORPORATION’s focus around new brand and enterprise development

In addition, FILMINUTE is the International One-Minute Film Festival Quao founded with John Ketchum in 2005, based in London, Bucharest, and Toronto.

In London, Quao ran Capacity Networks, a media and entertainment IP commercialisation company formed from a merger between Helsinki and Oxford-based technology and software development companies.

With degrees in Communication and Design (OCAD), a B.Comm in Marketing (Concordia), and an Executive MBA (Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto), Quao brings a valuable left brain-right brain balance and approach to business problem solving. Creative and strategic discipline, combined with entrepreneurial instinct and activation leads to provocative business and marketing solutions.

Quao’s marketing and consulting portfolio includes the launch of the Toronto Raptors and Playdium Entertainment, the rebranding of the CN Tower and the Directors Guild of Canada, and special projects for Toronto International Film Festival Group, Nortel Networks, Roots, RBC Royal Bank, Levi’s, Bell Mobility, Rogers Communications, The Beer Store, GlaxoSmithKline, McCain Foods, Corona, Coca-Cola, and Jack Daniel’s.

Quao has a passion for building new brands and enterprise business units from scratch and he has done precisely that for a wide range of companies and continue to collaborate on projects of this nature internationally.

Follow him on Twitter at @xsabaa

Bio: Chris Boutet

Mar 1, 2011   //   by admin   //   Future of Media 2011, Speaker Bios  //  2 Comments

Chris Boutet, senior producer for digital media, National PostChris Boutet is the senior producer for digital media at the National Post.

Originally from Edmonton, Chris moved to Toronto where he was the night news editor at Dose magazine. In 2006, Chris joined the National Post as a part-time sports copyeditor after his hockey blog caught the attention of sports staff during the Edmonton Oilers’ Stanley Cup run.

When the National Post relaunched its website in 2007, Chris joined the new online team as a blogger and homepage editor. He was named the Senior Editor of product and engagement in 2009 and became Senior Producer in 2010.

Chris and his team have worked to change the way the National Post thinks about its digital presence by introducing innovative reporting and content delivery strategies that have shifted the focus toward serving the needs and interests of an online readership. He has led the charge in integrating the use of social media and real-time reporting techniques into the daily workflow of the newsroom.

Leading the National Post’s social media strategy, Chris’s team has cultivated thriving networks on Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and Tumblr that have helped the National Post reach vast new communities of readers. He has helped to establish a collaborative newsroom environment that encourages innovation, whether it’s creating new ways to engage with casual readers or turn a static online graphic into a runaway viral hit.

Chris spoke at Future of Media on April 6, 2011 in Toronto. Watch video from the April 2011 Future of Media event. You can also follow him on Twitter @chrisboutet

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