It is time to announce the line-up for Monday September 29th, as our special event approaches rapidly. We are still waiting for some final confirmations, but here is a small hint of what to expect for now.
16.10 NOS – Roeland Stekelenburg (Dutch)
16.25 NU.nl – Erik Rovers (Dutch)
16.40 Telegraaf – Patrick Loppé (Dutch)
17.25 Panel discussion – NOS, NU.nl, Telegraaf (Dutch)
17.50 KPN – Ralph Thoen (Dutch)
18.10 NRK – Gunnar Garfors (English)
18.30 Closing talk
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Roeland Stekelenburg (LinkedIn) – NOS
Roeland Stekelenburg is Head of the New Media department at NOS. He searches for innovative ways to use media in new conceptual ways, forms, distribution methods, new markets, and new audiences, but not the technical innovation. The NOS mobile application, which was released this summer, is an example of such innovation.
Roeland had various functions in journalism before joining NOS. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Communication Science from the University of Amsterdam.
Erik Rovers (LinkedIn) – Ilse Media
Erik Rovers is responsible for Business Development Mobile at Ilse Media. He has a portfolio of mobile websites including NU.nl, Startpagina.mobi, Kieskeurig and web-log.mobi.
Erik has a Master of Science Degree in Business Studies from the University of Groningen and has always worked in the telecommunications sector since 2000.
Patrick Loppé (LinkedIn) – De Telegraaf
Patrick Loppé is Channel Manager DFT.nl & Mobiel at De Telegraaf. This April De Telegraaf launched their renewed mobile website. During the first half year De Telegraaf experienced a significant increase in the volume of unique visitors per month and a doubling amount of pageviews. During his talk he will share some of the learnings van De Telegraaf.
Gunnar Garfors (LinkedIn) – NRK
Gunnar Garfors is the Director of Development in NRK’s Division of Developments. He has been overseeing the development of various mobile services, including mobile TV and MMS videos on TV, both of which Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation was first in Europe to launch.
Garfors has held a number of presentations around the world on NRK’s leading position on mobile services. He is originally a journalist, holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcasting from Falmouth College of Arts in the UK and a Master of Management from BI, Norwegian School of Management. The 30-year-old has been working in various media houses before joining NRK in 2000.
Keep an eye on this post for updates as we await the final speaker confirmations.
IMPORTANT – Make sure you arrive early! The venue will be packed, so make sure you arrive early to avoid a long wait for the registration desk. Doors will be open from 15:00h – we are looking forward to welcome you!
When: September 29th, 2008.
Time: 16:00-18:30 – speakers (doors open at 15:00)
Where: Pakhuis de Zwijger (Piet Heinkade 179, Amsterdam – route)
This event wouldn’t be possible without the help from the NOS, SPRXmobile and 31Volts.