January 28, 2021

Media Innovation Symposium: Responses to the Pandemic

11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. AST

About the event

The DAMA Lab at Northwestern Qatar presents a symposium of global media experts in conversation with Northwestern Qatar faculty to discuss the short and long-term implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the fast-evolving media and technology landscapes. Experts will look at how businesses and professionals responded to the restrictions imposed during the pandemic - the challenges, opportunities, and innovations that came out of it, and what this all means for the future of media, communications, and sport. 

Panels

About 

This panel will address the slowdown in the growth of sport, the rise of hybrid sport, digitization of sport, women's sport; risk management in sport, and more.

TIME

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 

Speakers

Mike Rowbottom, journalist, InsideTheGames 

Gerard Akindes, program senior specialist, Josoor Institute

MODERATOR

Craig LaMay, acting director of the Journalism and Strategic Communications Program, Northwestern Qatar

 

TIME

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Speakers

Heba Q. Al Masri, director, Qatar Sports Tech 

Ramy Abdulzaher, co-founder and COO, Bonocle, Inc.

MODERATOR:

S. Venus Jin, professor in residence, Northwestern Qatar 

 

TIME

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 

Speakers

Emmanuel Dogbevi, journalist, managing editor, Ghana Business News

Barkha Dutt, journalist, director of MOJO Story

Ash Sarkar, contributing editor, Novara Media

Luiza Drable, head of video production, The Intercept Brazil

 Moderator 

Marcela Pizzaro, assistant professor in residence, Northwestern Qatar 

 

TIME

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Speakers

Gerard Tellis, professor of marketing, management, and organization, Neely Chair of American Enterprise, and director of the Center for Global Innovation, USC Marshall School of Business

MODERATOR

George Anghelcev, associate professor in residence, Northwestern Qatar 

TIME

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speakers

Hala Alyan, author 

Khaled Khalifa, author 

MODERATOR

Aaron LaDuke, assistant professor in residence, Northwestern Qatar