“We have been fortunate to work with Silicon Valley giants, such as Google, Twitter, Facebook and Yahoo.”
“This week we hope to give you a front row seat at the INMA convocation.”
“It’s all about meeting new people, building relationships.”
“We asked media company representatives about the priorities they see they will face in the year ahead. You spoke loud and clear of what’s happening in your companies.”
“By a significant margin, you said, not surprisingly, future digital growth is absolultely crucial in the next 12 months."
“We live in an era of change where opportunities are everywhere.”
Quotes from Juan Señor
“What is your outlook on the industry?"
“This is California. This is who we are.”
Yasmin Namini is the Senior Vice President and Chief Consumer Officer of The New York Times. Namini has held previous jobs at The New York Times including Chief Customer Officer and has been involved in departments such as Marketing and Circulation. Namini also serves as President of the INMA Board of Directors.
About Juan Señor
Juan Señor is a partner with Innovation Media Consulting and also moderator at the INMA World Congress. In the past, he has held jobs such as War Reporter for NewsHour PBS and News Presenter for CNBC. He now works as a Media Management Consultant and is also a motivational speaker.
Yasmin Namini, president of INMA and senior vice president/chief consumer officer of The New York Times, welcomed delegates to INMA’s 84th World Congress Monday morning by discussing the need for transformation in today’s media industry.
Namini emphasised the importance of networking at conferences such as INMA, considering the major transition the industry is going through: “It’s all about meeting new people, building relationships.”
Namini requested the World Congress guests to take a moment to introduce themselves to those around them, exemplifying the need to develop close connections to benefit the future of media.
For a small group of delegates, the World Congress began last week with a tour of Silicon Valley, further supporting the idea the developing connections is key to the media business.
“We have been fortunate to work with Silicon Valley giants, such as Google, Twitter, Facebook, and Yahoo,” Namini said.
Prior to the start of the World Congress, a survey was sent out to media executives, asking what they were looking for at this year’s conference.
“By a significant margin, you said, not surprisingly, future digital growth … is absolutely crucial in the next 12 months,” Namini said.
Data analytics, digital revenue streams, and shifting priorities toward real-time bidding will be discussed at the conference this week to address the needs of future digital growth.
There are challenges to developing the growth of digital growth, however. Quoting Marc Andreessen, digital entrepreneur, Namini said that “more news is being consumed that it’s being produced.”
To supplement the lack of balance between consumption and production, the news industry will increase by 100%, according to Andreessen.
Everyone in this room is part of this year’s “fast track to transformation,” Namini said. The media industry is experiencing exponential growth to adapt to the digital transformation of consumers.
To introduce the next speaker, Juan Señor, moderator for the INMA World Congress and partner with Innovation Media Consulting, referred to the value of holding the 2014 conference in California, a leader in media and technology development.
“You know you’re in California when the concierge of this hotel is wearing Google glasses,” Señor said. “This is California. This is who we are.”