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Future of Media 2013 Speaker Bio: Sabaa Quao

Jan 28, 2013   //   by admin   //   Future of Media 2013, Speaker Bios  //  1 Comment

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

Bio: Jon Taylor

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

Jon Taylor, Senior Director of Content, CTV Digital MediaJon Taylor is Senior Director of Content for CTV Digital Media and is responsible for the acquisition, creation and measurement of CTV’s online content.

Jon most recently worked as an Executive Producer in the Programming and Production departments at CTV and continues to work closely with those groups.

His work creating web-exclusive complementary content for CTV’s digital platforms includes So You Think You Can Dance Canada, The Juno Awards, We Day and The Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Jon spoke at Future of Media on April 6, 2011 in Toronto. Watch video from the April 2011 Future of Media event.

Bio: Kathy Vey

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

Kathy Vey, Editor-in-Chief, OpenFile

Kathy Vey is Editor-in-Chief of OpenFile, Canada’s first collaborative local news site, with outlets in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Hamilton and Waterloo Region.

Before she made the jump online, Kathy killed many trees and held many roles at the Toronto Star, including deputy city editor, news editor, assistant national editor, training and development editor and restaurant critic.

She has also worked for the Ottawa Citizen and the Toronto Sun and written for Canadian Gardening magazine.

Kathy 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 Kathy on Twitter @kvey

Bio: Mathew Ingram

Mar 1, 2011   //   by admin   //   Future of Media 2011, Speaker Bios  //  No Comments

Mathew IngramMathew Ingram is an award-winning journalist who has spent the past 15 years writing about business, technology and new media as a reporter, columnist and blogger.

Mathew is currently a senior  writer with the technology blog network GigaOM.

Prior to that, he was a blogger and technology writer for the Globe and Mail newspaper, and was also the paper’s first online Communities Editor, where he helped the paper learn about and appreciate the benefits of social media tools.

Mathew is also one of the founders of mesh, Canada’s leading web conference, and lives in Toronto with his wife, three daughters and two cats.

Mathew 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 Mathew on Twitter @mathewi

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