DAY ONE 8th June 2017
Eva-Lis Green, National Library of Sweden Head of Digital Collection department, since February 2017. Has a background as SVT Media Quality Controller at the Archives and Rights department, Head of Archives and Transmission, Head of Documentation, Information System Coordinator at the Engineering Department and also project manager for different IT-and Media Management systems. Eva-Lis is a specialist in archiving workflows and information systems in the field of media asset management. She is a member of the Executive Council of FIAT/IFTA and also chair of the Media Management Commission. She has been active in different European and national organizations, projects and commissions in the archive and metadata field. Eva-Lis has studied Swedish language, literature and music at Lund University and has also an examination in Librarianship.
Brid Dooley, President FIAT/IFTA, Head of Archives, RTE, Ireland. Brid Dooley was elected President of FIAT/IFTA in 2016, and is the Head of Archives for RTÉ , the Irish national public service media organisation. RTÉ is a long standing member of FIAT/IFTA and has been an active part of the community for many decades. Bríd has served on the executive council for over 10 years and was also a former General Secretary, a former Chair of the Programme and Production Commission and former Chair of the Save Your Archive Program.RTÉ is the largest and oldest national broadcaster in Ireland. It holds archive collections of sound, moving image, photographs and documents spanning over 9 decades of broadcasting from across Radio and Television and all genres. It is rich and unique source of content for the broadcaster and the creative industries, as well as a hugely important historical and cultural record for the Irish people. Brid has been part of the senior management team for the RTE Digital / Archives division since 2012 and in this role has been focused on safeguarding, developing, digitising and opening up the archives of RTÉ in the digital era. She has over 25 years’ experience in the broadcasting industry in Ireland and formerly in the UK, where she worked for ITN, and GMTV before returning to Ireland. She was educated in London at the University of Westminster, from where she holds an Honour’s Degree (B.A. Media Studies) and has completed many professional broadcast management and leadership training courses throughout her career. She is a passionate advocate for AV archives with a focus on leadership for the broadcast industry archive sector’s needs and development.
Marco Derighetti, Director of Operations at SRG SSR, Switzerland, since 2011. He graduated from the ETH Zurich in 1991 in electrical engineering and completed a post-graduate course in information technology in 1993, also at the ETH. In 1998 he qualified as Dr. Tech. Wiss. ETH. From 1998 until 2001 he worked as a development engineer in the fire control technology-radar department and from 2001 until 2002 as head of this department. In 2002 he joined Radiotelevisione svizzera (RSI) as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Head of Media Technology. Strongly convinced by the strategic importance of archives for media suppliers he has set up and directed a Taksforce to update the SRG SSR archives.
Elena Brodie Kusa, an Emmy-award winning archivist, actively participates in the domestic and international moving image community. A sitting member of the FIAT/IFTA Media Management Commission, she also is a member in IASA, SMPTE, BAAC and SAA. Having had the distinct pleasure and opportunity of researching, clearing and contextualizing still and moving images worldwide, Elena currently consults on archival-based projects and productions for museums and broadcast networks. Her career has taken her from numerous positions within NBC News to the Emmy-nominated ABC News series The Century. She has also worked with Sir David Frost's production company, Columbia University's Digital Knowledge Ventures, the Newseum in Washington, D.C., PBS’s American Experience and a variety of independent production companies.
Miquel Herrada, Chief Digital Officer VSN, Spain. With a vast career linked to the small and medium sized audiovisual corporations, Miquel has worked for radio stations and digital outlets. Now as head of digital media at La Xarxa Audiovisual Local of Catalonia, he leads the multimedia exchange hub of over 50 Televisions and 130 Radios. He is also a journalism associate professor at UAB, University Autónoma de Barcelona where he is specialised in Multimedia and Interactive Journalism.
Roberto Pascual Fonte, Sales Director EMEA VSN, Spain. Passionate about the Media & Entertainment sector since the very beginning of his professional career, Roberto Pascual is an expert in producing, managing and distributing audiovisual content, thanks to its direct experience working for TV channels. Its wide knowledge of international commerce and business development, its technical understanding of the IT solutions present in the nowadays market and its passion for improving the daily operations of any client are the best evidence of his expertise.
David Klee, Director of Media Management Technologies for Univision Communications (UCI), the largest Spanish-language media company in the USA with a portfolio of broadcast, cable and digital properties. His engineering team focuses on building media management tools along with optimizing file-based workflows for entertainment, news, and sports verticals. Prior to Univision, Dave had the opportunity to work in media management, creative and operational roles for a variety of organizations including an American football team, a corporate agency, ESPN, and NBC News in New York. He holds a Master of Science in Information Management from Arizona State University, and maintains an interest in time lapse photography with a collection of nearly one-million images.
Sarah-Haye Aziz, Head of TV Archive at RSI, Switzerland. She holds a MSc in Communication Sciences from the University of Lugano, specializing in mass media and new media studies. She has been involved in many projects and publications as co-author including books on SSR and RSI history. In 2003 she also contributed to the audiovisual archives section of the Digital Divide Report, that has been part of the UNESCO’s preparatory works for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). She is committee member of the regional professional association for librarian, archivist and documentalist (BAD-SI), and member of the FIAT/IFTA Media Management Commission. Her research interests are mainly oriented towards the fields of media history and relationship between society, archives and culture.
Lorenzo Vassallo, Technical Advisor RSI. His role is supporting the archivists as an interface with the IT department and the external suppliers. The primary goal of his job is to coordinate all the projects, to maintain a global consistency and harmonize the Archives’ Systems with the other RSI Departments. Prior to this he gained 7 years of expertise on digital asset management, advance analytical documentation and digital preservation for an IT company specialized in Media Asset Management. He contributed significantly to the development of CMM, the cataloguing system of RSI. In 2004 he received a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Milan.
Andrea Ceciarelli, Broadcast Business Unit Manager of Discovery Reply, Italy, dealing with integrated media management solutions. He has a long experience in software development for enterprise applications using innovative technologies, with particular reference to integrated audio-video archive and distribution systems, implementing solutions for several Clients among which RAI, RSI, Thales, NRK, SKY.
Riccardo Savarè, Senior Manager at Discovery Reply, Italy, since 2003. Strategic Business development and Business Process Consulting for IT Broadcasting and Digital Media companies. Strong experience in system integration projects in international B2B environments, characterized by high technological component. In 2003, for the Reply Group, Co-founder of Discovery Reply, a business unit dedicated to the Multimedia and digital Broadcasting market. In Discovery Reply he leads projects of Enterprise Content Management and Digital Video System Integration services in the field of Telco & Media, Finance, Manufacturing and in particular in digital broadcasting for the European market, based on the new digital channels like IPTV, WebTV, Social TV, ECM, Digital Signage, Digital Archiving and Multichannel delivery.
Jean-Christophe Kummer, Managing Director and co-founder of NOA Archive, Austria. He successfully brought the company from a technical niche solution provider of audio archive digitization and preservation workflows to a large scale operating archive system specialist delivering CAPEX systems for digitization and management for all kind of AV media. He has successfully set up video and audio archive digitization and management systems at clients such as Swedish National Broadcaster (SRF), Belgium national broadcaster (VRT), Austrian Archive and National Broadcaster (ORF and Mediathek), Fonoteca Mexico, Croatian Radio Television, Slovenian Radio Television, Hungarian National Radio & Sharjah Media Corporation in UAE and many others. The estimated total value of AV material which has been digitised with NOA Technology is more than 3,3 mio hours worldwide. Christophe has a sound engineering degree from the Austrian Musikhochschule in Vienna and is responsible for strategy alliances and business development. He is also involved in several R&D projects for efficient and safe handling of large stocks of archive material.
Manuel Escribano, Chief Technology Officer VSN, Spain. Manuel is the back-end leader, who turns ideas and thoughts into products and make things happen. He leads VSN’s Innovation and Research Center, making sure that all the code is clean, and that all the solutions work more than well: perfectly. He is also a well-know person in the industry and usually gives great conferences about how standard protocols unify the entire industry and can help it become more collaborative and open.
Kevin Savina, Director of Product Strategy Dalet, France. With nearly 15 years of experience at Dalet, he has been at the heart of the evolution of the Dalet product offering from radio automation to becoming a provider of MAM-driven workflows for some of the largest media organisations in the world. After having held the position of Director of Product Management for 7 years, Kevin is now in charge of overlooking the Dalet long-term product strategy, aligning it with the fundamental shifts that are happening in our industry today.Having a background both in technology and in business, Kevin likes to speak and write about technology and how it can be applied to improve workflows and processes in the media world.
Eduardo Guerrero, Tedial, Spain. Automation and electronics MBA graduate engineer with over 17 years of experience related to IT equipment, software and services. During my industrial career I have been involved in large multi-site factory automation projects including both facilities and production areas via SCADA and MES platforms. Participating not only in the architecture design but also in the deployment and production stages.During the last 8 years fully focused into broadcast business. Many of the challenges I encountered during my IT industrial phase are surprisingly arising as well in the broadcast industry. This involves dealing with a highly complex and evolving architecture including both hardware and software and their different flavors offered as a service layer, as well as combining different technologies. Nowadays, I am managing the Presales area and third-party system integrations, taking care of the relationship with our wide partners ecosystem. Our goal is always achieving a seamless solution for our customers maximizing their operation performance.
Pelle Larsson, Vizrt, Sweden. Pelle Larsson works for Vizrt as Sr. Advisor, prior to this he was the Vice President of Media Asset Management for Vizrt Asia Pacific. Pelle has been in the Broadcast industry for 35 years, as Editor, Producer, Consultant, both for Postproduction and Broadcast companies, as well as working for both Avid Technology and EVS with product development and sales. Pelle has been working with Asset Management systems in the broadcast industry for over 17 years. Pelle has lived and worked out of Sweden, Norway, UK, Belgium, Singapore and Thailand.
Brecht Declercq, Digitization and Acquisition Manager at VIAA, the national audiovisual archive of Flanders, Belgium, since 2013. As such he is responsible for the overall digitization strategy of the Flemish audiovisual heritage. Previously he worked for the Belgian public broadcaster VRT for almost 10 years as a radio archivist and a project lead in several digitization, media asset management and access projects. He’s an active voice in the international audiovisual archives world, current Chair of the FIAT/IFTA Preservation and Migration Commission and Member of the FIAT/IFTA Executive Council. He writes, presents, reviews and advises to several European broadcasters and audiovisual archives.
Gerhard Stanz, Archives ORF, Austria. He studied communication science at the University of Vienna and works in the archive of the ORF since 1991. Technology-Implementations – mainly in the area of archive-preview – and european research projects led him to his current position as “systems developer” in the television archives. With focus on content management and metadata, he was involved in several projects of the ORF like the modernization of the newsroom, the introduction of digital production in the regional studios and or the implementation of the new television archive system “FESAD”. His current activities are the final build up of the digital archive and the integration of the archive into the file-based production workflows at his company.
Olivier Gaches, Senior Digital Broadcasting Manager, UEFA, Switzerland. Olivier leads UEFA’s Digital Broadcasting department; whose core mission is to assist UEFA Broadcast Partners in executing their digital strategies across all UEFA competitions. As part of the UEFA TV Production unit and Marketing division, the Digital Broadcasting department manages a portfolio of state-of-the-art solutions and services – the UEFA ‘Content Factory’ – including video streaming, clips and highlights, TV graphics, live data and player tracking. Olivier & his team are also responsible for managing UEFA’s distribution platforms and digital archive, containing over 20,000 hours of material. With a background in product marketing and innovation, before joining UEFA Olivier worked for, amongst others, Esker IT as a marketing and product director and as CEO and co-founder of Lunea - a start-up operating in brand and product positioning..
Michael Raimondo, Director of Media Asset Management for PGA TOUR Entertainment, USA. Michael oversees the PGA TOUR’s Media Asset Management system including the day to day operations of the ingest operations, media loggers, library personnel, as well as the media fulfillment division. Michael has over 20 years of experience in the broadcast industry. Prior to joining the TOUR, Michael worked in New York City at MTI – The Image Group (now NEP Studios) as a systems engineer wiring and building studios and edit suites. The company went from one studio in NYC in 1993 to seven studios by 1998. Following MTI, Michael was a staff engineer for rental companies (Bexel, Charter and Duke City Video) working events for various television networks including ESPN, ABC, CBS, Channel 9 Australia and Discovery Channel.
Simon Jones, Head of Library & Digital Media at IMG, UK. Married 45 year old, father of 3 children, Lauren 16, Matthew 14 and Joshua 12. Simon met his wife Michelle at school when at the age of 15. Born and raised in the UK and a product of the Thatcher, Major and Blair governments (could explain a few things!). Big sports fan especially F1 and a life-long Liverpool FC supporter. In his 22 year broadcast career, Simon has been through many guises, from Production Assistant to Avid Editor, Studio Manager and Media Manager. Now as Head of Library & Digital Media at IMG, he manages the world’s largest sports archive with 350,000 global assets.
John Hunt, Imagen Ltd, UK. Passionate about almost all sports, John found his calling at IMG representing some of the world's most prestigious sport archives. From research through to sales, he developed an appreciation for the demand that exists for classic sporting moments, and brushed up on his pub quiz trivia in the process. In moving to Imagen Ltd, John has taken a step away from archive representation and now consults with sport & media organisations requiring a media management solution. His background and experience helps him understand the various challenges when it comes to managing sporting archives and creating a future-proof legacy for stakeholders and fans alike.
Emanuele Balossino, Senior Organization Analyst at Mediaset (Italian commercial broadcaster), Italy. Graduated in managerial engineering, he previously worked as management consultant over telecommunication and media industry, leading business strategy and technology innovation projects. He joined Mediaset in 2011, starting the company digitization journey. He’s currently in charge of change management and digital innovation over Sport, News and Infotainment areas, focusing over content production, broadcasting and distribution, cataloguing and archiving processes. He’s currently involved in cross-department projects for content cataloguing, migration and promotion initiatives; he daily liaises with final users, technology and operations specialists, to ensure roadmap definition and implementation, projects governance, resource programming and skills/roles development. Since 2014, he is in charge of international collaboration and networking, and nowadays active member of FIAT/IFTA Media Management committee.
Adrian Hoile, EVS, UK. I started my career in Archives with BBC I&A at the infamous Windmill road site in 1995. I stayed until 1999 then took a year off to play rugby in Australia. I then joined IMG in 2000 working my way up to global Archive Services Manager looking after the various Sports Archives in London, New York, Mumbai and Sydney and starting to bring in early digital archives and content. I then moved to UEFA in 2008 to work as the Archive Consultant for the Pre Stages of the Legacy project. In 2010 I took an offer to move to BBC Sport and as Sports Archive Manager and manage the move of the team to Media City in Salford and devise new workflows within the digital environment. I left in September 2011 (once Salford Open) to move to EVS and help develop the archive products and workflows in projects as well as business development in the archive space.
Sabine Haller-Newmann, IOC Patrimonial Collections, Switzerland. BBS Librarian certified in 1995, I worked in Geneva’s public media and sports libraries, in the ICRC photo library, and in the International Museum for the Red Cross and Red Crescent, as information officer. Upon graduation in 1999 (CESID - Geneva University), I made an immersion in a more technical environment, working as a project manager for a Swiss Telco company (Orange Communications, today: Salt) and carried out the implementation of an Electronic Document Management solution for the company. I got PMP and Prince2 certified, and began to work for the IOC in 2007, within the Patrimonial Assets Management Program. Since then, I am in charge of functional enhancements for our Audiovisual and Photo MAMs, of setting up and managing teams of documentalists to describe our images, and of other special projects, like the athlete’s equipment gathering for the IOC Patrimonial Collections.
Abbe Poulton, Chief Media Manager, BT Sport, UK.
Rita Constantinou, Head of ITV Sport Archive Operations, UK. Over 30 yrs experience in the rights management business with an in-depth knowledge of the archive and footage business –managing global sales, marketing/administration of some of the world’s most prestigious archive collections. My professional work has involved the acquisition, set up and commercial exploitation of archive collections – dealing with international broadcasters, companies, researchers, sports federations and sport rights ownership. I instigated meetings in Europe between sport archive clients and third parties to clarify sensitive copyright issues with recommendations for solutions. Work History:1985 International sales executive at Trans World International (now IMG Media). Set up and headed archive sales worldwide for TWI Sport Archive (now IMG Sport Archive) until 1999. Archive clients included FIFA, The All England Club, The Royal & Ancient, IRB, International Tennis Federation, The Premier League. Key member of the team that acquired and set up The Olympic Television Archive Bureau (OTAB) on behalf of the IOC continuing as archive consultant. In 2001, I Joined LNN as Commercial Manager ITV Sport and LNN News & Factual Archives. Since 2004, Head of ITV Sport Archive, responsible for media and rights management of the ITV Sport Archive as well as commercial exploitation of rights. I am a member of the Focal Training sub-committee and served on the Focal Executive for a number of years.
Antonio Scuderi, Founder and CEO Capitale Cultura Group, Italy, born in Catania in 1967, married, two kids, is an entrepreneur, manager and journalist. He worked for 24 Ore Group, first as CEO of 24Ore Cultura (exhibitions, fine arts publishing) and Alinari 24Ore (photo archives valorization) and then as Corporate Director Synergies and International Business. He previously worked for a decade in De Agostini Publishing, as Managing Director Contents and Editorial Coordination. He was director of websites and newspapers (Sapere.it, Repubblica.it, ilNuovo.it, Mediasetonline.com, La Notte, Sei Milano TV). He has a degree in Political Sciences, a master in journalism and an Executive International MBA. He works and speaks in Italian, English, French and Spanish.
DAY TWO 9th June 2017
Jacqui Gupta, Lead Technologist/Information Scientist, Automated Production & Media Management, BBC R&D. Jacqui has worked in various senior roles across production, news and archives management with her expertise on digital MAM, production and archive metadata, AV archives and digital preservation. She has participated in several EU projects including BBC lead on the EU Presto4U project developing the PrestoCentre. In October 2016, Jacqui was elected as Vice-President of FIAT/IFTA and has been a member of the FIAT/IFTA Executive Council since 2012.She is also Co-Chair of the FIAT Media Management Commission and the MMC Seminar Organizing Committee. In addition, Jacqui is a member of the IBC Papers Committee for the annual International Broadcast Convention in Amsterdam. Recently, she joined the BBC team contributing to the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) in the UK focusing on Archives and Metadata and the EBU group on requirements in television for IMF (Interoperable Mastering Format). Over the years, she has given several presentations at IBC, FIAT/IFTA, EBU and DAM Symposiums and also contributed to SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture Television Engineers) standardisation activities. Jacqui holds a BA degree in Spanish and European Studies and an M.Lib Masters degree in Librarianship and Information Science.
Joachim Köhler, Head of NetMedia department at Fraunhofer IAIS, Sankt Augustin, Germany (since 1999). He received his diploma and Dr.-Ing. degree in Communication Engineering from the RWTH Aachen and Munich University of Technology in 1992 and 2000, In 1993 he joined the Realization Group of ICSI in Berkeley where he investigated robust speech processing algorithms. From 1994 until 1999 he worked in the speech group of the research and development centre of the SIEMENS AG in Munich. The topic of his Ph.D. thesis is multilingual speech recognition and acoustic phone modelling.. His current research interests include pattern recognition, deep learning and speech recognition, spoken document and multimedia retrieval and multimedia information systems. He has published over 50 papers in the area of speech and multimedia research and served as reviewer in several speech related conferences. He was project coordinator of several European media projects (LinkedTV, Live Staging of Media Events).
Elina Selkälä, Manager of metadata and archive publishing at Yle Archives, Finnish Broadcasting Company, the public broadcaster in Finland. Her teams are responsible for archiving Yle's published stills, audio and video content, coordinating the generation of program metadata at Yle and publishing the archive content on Yle’s online service, The Living Archive. As metadata manager she has a great interest in automatic metadata generation projects. She has led image and speech recognition pilot projects at Yle Archives.
Jakob Rosinski, Lead Architect for Video & Broadcast for IBM Global Business Services, Europe and also member of IBMs Global Center of Competence for Telecom, Media & Entertainment. In this role he is also the product owner of IBM AREMA, a workflow and essence management solution which is widely used at different broadcasters for essence archives and workflow automation. Over the last decade Jakob was responsible for various projects in the media industry at HBO, France24, ORF, SRF, RTL Mediengruppe or Deutsche Bundesliga/Sportcast. He is a subject matter expert for multi-site & multi-tier essence management and workflow automation for ingest, archive, production & distribution. Further he is well recognized in topics like cognitive content enrichment and broadcast integration.
Hirokazu Arai, Engineer of System Planning Group, NHK Archives, Japan. He joined NHK in 1999 after graduating in electronics. From 2003 to 2014 he worked at Engineering Administration Department and oversaw developing the news production equipment and contents delivery infrastructure. Since 2014, he has been working at NHK Archives and planning the future archive system.
Jun Goto, Senior Researcher at NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories (NHK-STRL), Japan. He joined NHK in 1993 and has been with NHK-STRL since 1998. He received his Ph. D. in informatics from the Graduate University for Advanced Study in 2014. His research interests include information extraction and information retrieval.
Xavier Jacques-Jourion, Head of Information Management and Archives at RTBF, the Belgian French-speaking public broadcaster. Xavier holds an MBA, is an AIIM Certified Information Professional, member of the FIAT/IFTA Media Management Commission, and teaches Digital Archiving at the Haute Ecole Libre de Bruxelles.
Svein Prestvik, Head Archives & Research Department of NRK – the dominant Norwegian PSB – from 2008. During this period the department is transformed from being separate units for archiving radio- and television programs, recorded music and a library to a researchsenter, a publisher for archive content and a development unit for metadata and archive systematics.
Yves Niederhäuser, responsible for the video/TV division at Memoriav, association for the preservation of the audiovisual heritage of Switzerland (since 2010). He is historian and has a MAS in archival science. As a national organization, Memoriav supports heritage institutions with recommendations, counselling and co-funding of AV preservation projects. Memoriav has a long standing cooperation with the several public broadcasters in Switzerland.
Damian Elsig, Director of the Mediatheque Valais, Switzerland. He also manages e-projects in the common field of archive, museum and library. As president of the Swiss Conference of the cantonal libraries, he is currently also responsible for the organization of the next Satellite meeting of the IFLA Preservation and Conservation Section and the Association Internationale Francophone des Bibliothécaires et Documentalistes (16–17 August 2017 in Sierre, Switzerland).
Karin van Arkel, Teamcoordinator Ingest at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. In this position she is responsible for the automated ingest of all television- and radioprogrammes and (the workflow) associated with ingesting the acquisitions. Her work focusses mainly on mediamanagement and the continuous optimization of processes, reporting and creation of automatic metadata.
Vincent Huis in ‘t Veld, Senior media manager Optimization in the Information Management department at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. His main focus now is on the implementation of the new MAM-system. Main areas of expertise: thesaurus maintenance and -dissemination; descriptive metadata; metadata modelling and metadata migration.
Lynne Dent, BBC, UK. He has worked in the world of libraries and archives almost 20 years, with 15 of these being with the BBC. Lynne is currently the Senior Product Manager for the new pan BBC Digital Archive system which is being rolled out across the corporation.
Simon Allcorn, BBC, UK. Simon has been a software engineer for the last 20 years and switched from the telecoms industry to work at the BBC 2 years ago. He is a free software advocate and heads up the archive software development team at the BBC. Using modern software practices and principles we are delivering future proof archiving solutions at the BBC.
Federico Maria Pandolfi, Multimedia and Web Applications Specialist, at Archives department of RAI, Italy. Dr. Pandolfi received his MSc degree in Electrical Engineering in 2015 from Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy, after a five-months thesis work on FPGA hardware accelerators for multimedia applications, carried out in Denmark at Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU). From 2015 to 2016 he worked in Denmark as ASIC Designer Consultant for Sigma Designs Technology APS on a SoC for Internet-of-Things applications and, in 2016, he started his career in Rai. His current research interests include visual search and deep learning.
Xavier Jacques-Jourion, RTBF.be, Belgium
Theo Mäusli, Archive expert at SRG SSR, Switzerland. He is the author of several scientific publications (history of mentalities, and cultures, particularly in relation to the social history of radio/television and digital archives). Mäusli teached at the universities of Zurich and Basel. Since 1996 he collaborates, as researcher and professor, with Università della Svizzera italiana. In 2000 he was appointed Delegate of the Canton Ticino for the national Expo.02. 2002-2010, he was responsible for the archives of the Swiss Radio and Television of Italian language. Mäusli is an active FIAT/IFTA member, since 2016 he makes part of it’s Executive Comitee. He lives with his family in Ticino (Switzerland).
Marcia de Simoni, Content Archive Manager at Globosat (Brazilian content provider company for pay TV), being responsible for digitizing, archiving and describing more than 500.000 hours of content. Marcia is graduated in Computer Systems Engineering, MBA in Marketing and PMP certified. She started her carreer as a Business Intelligence consultant at PwC Consulting (5 years), then worked for 11 years at Oi (a big telecommunications company), leading voice, data, mobile and TV platform projects, before joining the Archives in 2013.
Tomas Miglierina, EU correspondent of RSI in Brussels, (since 2003, with an intermezzo as Washington Correspondent from 2011 to 2013). He started working for a local radio station in his home town at the age of 14. Journalist since 1990, after graduating Political Sciences at the University of Milan he moved to former Yugoslavia to working as a Free-lance reporter. After the war, he was Press Officer of the OSCE mission in Bosnia Herzegovina and then Country Director of an assistance programme for Bosnian media. In 1998 he was hired by RSI, the Swiss public broadcaster in Italian language, but kept a close relationship with the Balkans, working as Media trainer for the Swiss Development and cooperation in Albania. In 2002-2003 he was editor and then Senior editor of RSI current affairs show “Modem”.