Survival Kit for Media Companies: Transformation and Culture


Artplosive Connect Talk Series

Evening Discussion
Drinks Reception 6:30pm
Discussion 7:00pm
Close 8:00pm

Technology disruption is wreaking havoc on the news industry. From news discovery and consumption to news-gathering and presentation, media organizations are finding themselves in a whirlpool of rapid changes that can translate either into huge opportunities or a precipice that would lead to demise. How could digital transformation and innovative culture bring media companies out of this conundrum? Gary Liu, chief executive officer of the South China Morning Post, will share his thoughts on the changes he is spearheading at the 114-year-old newspaper.

Gary Liu is chief executive officer of the South China Morning Post, a leading English-language media company covering China and Asia. Founded in 1903, the SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong. Along with its flagship news products, SCMP also publishes Hong Kong’s premier lifestyle and fashion magazines, including Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Elle Men, Esquire and Cosmopolitan. Prior to joining SCMP in January 2017, Mr. Liu was chief executive officer of Digg, spearheading the New York startup’s transformation from aggregator to a data-driven news platform. He was previously head of Spotify Labs where he led emerging technologies and business strategies for Spotify’s global markets. Mr. Liu is an economics graduate from Harvard University.

Kevin Lepsoe is CEO and founder of Notey, a technology company that provides end-to-end content solutions. It has a website and app that identifies the most trending stories by topics and location, as well as a publishing platform that helps brands publish at scale. Notey is based in Hong Kong and backed by top global tech investors. The company has been featured on Techcrunch, CNBC as well as Business Insider, highlighting Notey as one of the “15 Fastest Growing Startups in the World.” Prior to Notey, Mr. Lepsoe spent 12 years in investment banking with Barclays and Morgan Stanley. Mr. Lepsoe is born and raised in Vancouver and has spent the last 17 years in Hong Kong. (Moderator)


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Wed 13 Sep 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty
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