Three more top speakers named for Future Forum

Three more speakers have been named for the 2016 Future Forum hosted by NewsMediaWorks to join keynote speaker Will Lewis, the chief executive of Dow Jones, the publisher of The Wall Street Journal.

The new speakers are Jeremy Butteriss, managing director of large partner business solutions for Google; Alisa Bowen, chief technology officer, News Corp Australia; and Clive Dickens, chief digital officer, Seven West Media.

They join Mr Lewis and other previously announced speakers, Trinity Mirror commercial director Blanche Sainsbury and Toronto Star editor Michael Cooke.

The Future Forum will be held at the Ivy in Sydney on Friday, September 2.

Mr Butteriss is responsible for strategic partnerships for large partners and publishers across Google’s businesses, in addition to managing day-to-day operations of Google’s monetisation solutions.

He joined Google Canada with 15 years’ experience in media, e-commerce, strategic partnerships, venture development and mergers & acquisitions, including leading the broadband entertainment division of Canada’s largest telecommunications and media company.

Ms Bowen is an experienced digital product and consumer technology executive with 18 years’ global experience in the media and business information industries. Her leadership focus is on building new product and technology capabilities, teams and cultures to deliver innovation via data insights, design thinking and agile delivery.

Mr Dickens has more than 30 years’ experience in digital and broadcast media which has taken him from New York to Los Angeles, Mumbai to Johannesburg, Budapest to Berlin and London to now Australia.  He currently oversees all strategic and operational aspects of Seven West Media’s digital content and digital revenue activities.

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