The future of content: 5 major media coming to Web Summit

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Content Summit at Web Summit will hear from the world’s most influential content companies – Buzzfeed, VICE,  The Guardian, and The New York Times are all coming to Dublin. 

We’ve picked some of the people who’ll be telling us how content – from news to social to sport – will be consumed, shared and sold.

What is the future of content?

Tanya Cordrey – Chief Digital Officer – The Guardian


Tanya leads a team of around 140 product managers at Guardian News & Media including data analysts, engineers and UX experts.

Tanya oversaw the rolling out of the Guardian’s new responsive site this January – a move they say is an indicator of their move to digitally-led journalism.

Previously UK Product Director at eBay, Tanya has spoken on how “creative” technological and engineering roles can be.

Rahul Chopra – CEO – Storyful

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Storyful is an Irish-founded video news agency who source and verify video content for a range of media outlets across the world.

They helped make a viral success of this video capturing a flying formation of Irish starlings that has been viewed over seven million times.

Storyful joined us back in 2013 when they participated in our invite-only START programme and have since been acquired by News Corp for 18 million.

CEO Rahul Chopra, previously Global Head of Video at the Dow Jones, will join us at Content Summit.

Anna Dickson – Photo Director – Wall Street Journal


Anna specialises in user-generated content and asset management in her role as Deputy Photo Director at the Wall Street Journal.

Anna has previously worked for Rolling Stone and has managed the Huffington Post’s photo department and several of the their Instagram accounts.

The Huffington post won several National Press Photography Awards – including one for their Hurricane Sandy coverage – when Anna worked there. 

Charles Yardley – Managing Director – Forbes


Charles has been driving use of BrandVoice, Forbes’s native advertising platform since 2010.

As Managing Director International at Forbes, he’s responsible for advertising across all of Forbes’s platforms.

Charles has said that Forbes puts “journalism at the centre of a social media experience,” and are “building a sustainable business model for advertising-supported journalism“.

Peter Nelson – VP Programming – HBO Sports


“Many have said that boxing is dead,” said Peter Nelson on the night of Mayweather v. Pacquiao.

He’s Vice President of Programming at HBO Sports who co-produced the screening of the fight that broke the US pay-per-view revenue record by $260 million. 

Before joining HBO Sports, Peter wrote for Vanity Fair and Sports Illustrated. He’ll be speaking at Sport Summit.

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