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8:45 - 9:15 Registration

9:15 - 9:30 Official Opening and Welcome


9:30 - 10:15 Speech to Text has more to give | Trevor Back, Speechmatics

10:15 - 10:45 AI: The Risks and Opportunities for Communications Professionals | Neil Morrison, Signal AI

10:45 – 11:05  Networking Break


11:05 - 11:35 Quantifying the Qualitative: Where does Content Analysis Go in the Age of AI | Philip Allin, Overtone AI


11:35 - 12:00 Look Who´s Writing: Advancing PR Optimization and Disinformation Prevention through AI | Nesin Veli, Identrics


12:00 – 12:25 Technical Advisory Commission Update | Alessandro Cederle, Chair of Technical Advisory Commission

12:25 – 13:35 Networking Lunch


13:35 – 13:55 Multi-layer Intelligence: Seeing, Hearing, and Understanding - Together | Raphael Quisumbing, Media:Track


13:55 – 14:10 How AI made the impossible doable: A practical report from a developer´s perspective | Florian Grabner Zebedin, Observer


14:10 – 15:10 Panel: Broadcast Monitoring of Tomorrow  | Alessandro Cederle, NEWTON Technologies, Florian Grabner Zebedin, Observer, Thomas Netousek, eMM


15:10 - 15:30 Networking Break


15:30 – 16:00 From First Concept to Final Coverage: Navigating the Media Landscape with Data | Jack Murray, Media HQ

16:00 – 16:30 Data Fusion and Data Augmentation in Media Intelligence | Stavros Vologiannidis, DataScouting

16:30 – 16:55 AI-driven Cost Optimization in Media Monitoring Production | Vuk Popovic, Argus Insight

16:55 – 17:15 Discussion and Conclusions

The event is moderated by

Carlos Alfredo Diaz,

FIBEP VP Tech and General Manager at GlobalNews Group

The event is hosted by



Venue and accommodations tips

2024 FIBEP Tech Day will take place in the meeting area of



The Hoxton, Holborn hotel is a buzzing home in the heart of London, a stone’s throw from the West End. Covent Garden, Oxford Street and the British Museum are all in easy walking distance from the hotel, along with great local eateries and some of the city's most charming old streets.

Address:  199-206 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V 7BD

How to reach:

  • Heathrow/Gatwick - 1 hour via public transport

  • Kings Cross St Pancras - 15 min via tube

  • Holborn Tube - 2 min walk

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Carlos A. Diaz is General Manager and a Member of the Board of GlobalNews Group, with more than 400 employees, offices in 11 Latin American Countries and in the US and more than 3000 clients, including 100 Fortune 500 companies, GlobalNews is the main Media Monitoring, Measurement, Evaluation and Insights company in Latin America. 

Carlos has over 10 years of experience in information gathering, measurement and evaluation services. He has helped acquire and develop the methodologies, tools and skills necessary to extract meaningful information from huge amounts of structured & unstructured data at GlobalNews group.  

​He has a background in IT entrepreneurship, having founded three different startups related to the media and information sectors (the last one resulting in a successful acqui-hire by GlobalNews Group) since the age of 18. 

Carlos is a self-professed gamer, who programs in his free time for his personal pet-projects (currently really into Open Source Home Automation), plays Rugby in the Buenos Aires Rugby Union, and is an avid skier. 

Carlos A. Diaz

General Manager, GlobalNews Group

ice President

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Alessandro Cederle

International Business Development, NEWTON Technologies

FIBEP Tech Advisory Commisssion Chair

Alessandro is currently responsabile for international business development in Newton Technologies. Other than in the media monitoring industry (Mimesi, L'Eco della Stampa, TVEyes) he has been employed in senior leadership positions in multinational companies in the business information, publishing and communication sectors (Dun & Bradstreet, Reed Elsevier, Metro, Fininvest, Yellow Pages).

He has hands on experience in leading complex cases of innovation and turnaround, development on new markets, repositioning and portfolio revision, with a significant M&A track record.
Formerly adjunct professor of Management Information Systems at the Catholic University in Milano. Past President of the Italian association of B2B publishers.



Trevor is the Chief Product Officer at Speechmatics. He is an established product leader with over a decade of experience in machine learning and AI. A former AI startup founder himself, Trevor was also an early DeepMind employee and was led the team that commercialised AlphaFold, which in turn gave rise to the DeepMind spin-out, Isomorphic Labs.

Trevor Back

Chief Product Officer, Speechmatics


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Neil has over 20 years experience in the media intelligence industry and is a strong believer in utilising AI in helping clients within the PR & Comms industry to measure the effectiveness of Communications. Neil will always look to demonstrate the Impact that his clients are having on their organisations reputation and objectives; driving the combination of AI driven and Human Enriched analysis services to help solve our customers’ measurement challenges.

Neil Morrison

Global Head of Services Sales, Signal AI


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Philip has run start-ups and scale-ups and built content strategy in big tech. Other experience includes editorial positions, combating misinformation, business operations and geo expansion.

Philip Allin

CEO, Overtone

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I am an innovative leader with deep technological expertise and extensive experience in senior positions across various IT organizations. Currently serving as Group CIO and board member at Argus Data Insights, I hold global responsibility for technology and innovation.

Vuk Popovic

Group CIO, Argus Data Insights


Thomas Netousek

CEO at eMedia Monitor

Dr. Thomas Netousek the visionary CEO of eMedia Monitor and a passionate innovator at the forefront of speech-to-text technology. Thomas is dedicated to pushing boundaries and enhancing the user experience. As the driving force behind one of the world's leading media monitoring companies, he strives to offer cutting-edge solutions for clients and partners alike. Thomas' expertise lies in creating technologically advanced media intelligence solutions, making broadcast information more accessible and usable. His relentless pursuit of excellence has made him a pioneer in the industry, where he continues to shape the future of communications technology and to set new standards.


Florian is the chief software architect at »OBSERVER« Brand Intelligence, the leading authority in media monitoring and analysis in Austria. Demonstrating a profound understanding of software engineering principles and the latest technologies, he spearheads the development of innovative solutions that redefine the landscape of media intelligence. Florian excels in harnessing advanced data analytics and machine learning algorithms to distil actionable insights from extensive repositories of media content.

Florian Grabner-Zebedin

Chief Software Architect, »OBSERVER« Brand Intelligence

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Stavros Vologiannidis is one of the founders of DataScouting. He has a PhD in Control Theory and his research interests include control, machine learning and systems theory. DataScouting is a software development company committed in providing robust and scalable software solutions to companies and organizations for PR Dashboards, Print, Broadcast and Online media monitoring by using technologies such as text, image and video analytics, speech recognition and machine learning.

Stavros Vologiannidis

Founder, DataScouting

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Nesin is a skilled professional with a wealth of knowledge in data transformation and automation. He has a track record of creating and implementing cutting-edge technological solutions that satisfy changing market and business demands. Nesin's unique combination of technical proficiency and editorial insight enables him to convert complex business scenarios into actionable technological solutions and vice versa.

Nesin Veli

Product & Services Manager, Identrics

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Jack Murray

CEO, MediaHQ

Jack Murray is an entrepreneur and the CEO of MediaHQ, a leading Irish SaaS company that has revolutionised the PR and communications industry with its comprehensive media contacts database and press release distribution tools. With an extensive career that spans marketing, journalism, political advisory, and PR consultancy, Jack has demonstrated a unique ability to adapt and thrive across various sectors. Before founding MediaHQ, Jack worked in politics, helping politicians craft and disseminate their messages, a role that laid the groundwork for his innovative approach to PR. He is also an author, having penned "The Magic Slice," where he explores the art of storytelling in business. Jack's entrepreneurial spirit, combined with his passion for storytelling and deep understanding of the media landscape, has positioned him as a thought leader in the industry.


Raphael is presently the Head of Product for Broadcast of Media:Track, the fastest growing International media monitoring outsourcing hub.

He helps tech and cloud enablement to multitude various brands, enterprises and online ventures. He is recognized Cloud Enthusiast and leader (AWS Hero).

He has served multiple roles such as CTO & COO of, the largest Ed-Tech Platform in the Philippines. He served as founding and Senior IT management of startups (Luxclusif) and, Fashion B2B and B2C E-commerce respectively, both funded by various global venture capitals.

Raphael Quisumbing

Head of Product Broadcast, Media:Track

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