Robert Baltus Coordinator, NOS Net

Robert Baltus has been working at NOS News since 2009 and launched NOS Net, the Dutch public broadcaster's groundbreaking social network in December, and continues to develop the service.

Prior to that, Mr. Baltus anchored and edited programmed on national Dutch radio and television, becoming Senior Editor at RTL News.

Guido Baumhauer M.D., Strategy, Marketing, and Distribution, DW

'Content is king, but effective delivery is King Kong' - Guido Baumhauer's credo gets to the heart of what challenges media institutions in the digital age, and it is finding solutions to these challenges that drives his work.

Mr. Baumhauer has been appointed to the Global Agenda Council for the Future of Media for the World Economic Forum, and the trade magazine Cable & Satellite recently recognized him as one of the top 50 global experts on broadband and pay TV.

Charlie Beckett Founding Director, Polis

Charlie Beckett is the founding director of Polis, the London School of Economics' media think-tank. He spent 20 years as an award-winning film-maker and programme editor at BBC news and current affairs and ITN's Channel 4 News before setting up Polis in 2006.

A regular commentator on media affairs, he writes for The Guardian and speaks at major industry and academic conferences around the world. He is the author of the leading book on networked journalism, SuperMedia: Saving Journalism So It Can Save The World (Blackwell, 2008).

Audrius Braukyla Head of News, Lithuanian Radio

Audrius Braukyla began as a radio reporter on Lithuanian Radio's English Service in 1985. What started as a 'propaganda job' before the restoration of the country's independence in 1990 soon became an interesting and challenge as the country's political and social life changed on daily basis. He was appointed Head of News in 2001.

Audrius studied English Language and Literature at Vilnius University, also developing his skills as a radio journalist in Sweden and the UK, reporting from across Europe as Lithuania acceded to the EU and NATO.

Andy Carvin Senior Strategist - Social Media, NPR

Andy Carvin is National Public Radio's senior product manager for online communities. Andy has been working to develop a new online strategy for the organization, including citizen journalism, social networking and user-generated content.

Before joining NPR, Andy was the founding editor and former coordinator of the Digital Divide Network, an online community of more than 10,000 Internet activists in over 140 countries working to bridge the digital divide. He is also an active blogger as well as a field correspondent to the vlog Rocketboom.

Arthur Landwehr Südwestrundfunk

Arthur Landwehr studied German Language and Literature, History and Communication Arts at the University of Freiburg, Germany and the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida, USA. He began his career as a radio journalist 1987 in Freiburg, at regional studio of Südwestfunk (SWF), today called Südwestrundfunk (SWR).

In 1999 SWR sent him to Washington DC as a foreign correspondent for all SWR radio programs. For his reporting from the United States Landwehr received the 'German-American Radio Award' of the RIAS-Commission Berlin in 2005. Since May 2006 he has been Editor-in-Chief for News and Information at SWR radio.

Valdo Lehari Jr. President, European Newspaper Publishers' Association

Valdo Lehari Jr. completed studies in law at the University of Freiburg and in sciences at the University of Berkeley, California before taking up a series of positions at the Reutlinger General Anzeiger newspaper, of which is is today CEO.

Since 2006 he has served as president of the Brussels-based European Newspaper Publishers' Association, and additionally serves on ad-hoc committees at federal, state and regional levels within his native Germany.

Mark Little Founder, Storyful

Mark Little is the founder of Storyful.com, an online news network which will curate useful content from the noise of social media. For almost 20 years, he worked for Ireland's national broadcaster RTÉ as foreign correspondent, Washington correspondent and presenter of RTÉ's flagship current affairs show, Prime Time. He is the author of three books on world affairs, and lives in Dublin with his wife and three children.

Rutger Mazel NOS, The Netherlands

Rutger C. Mazel holds an M.A. in History from The University of Leiden, The Netherlands. He began his career at NOS Dutch Public Broadcasting in 1995, working in the Radio News Department.

He is currently a Foreign News Desk coordinator, responsible on a daily basis for foreign news items on radio and television and on the website www.nos.nl.

In October 2010 Rutger will be temporarily based at the NOS Political News Desk in The Hague.

Thomas Miglierina Brussels Correspondent, SRG RSI

Tomas Miglierina has, since 2004, been the Brussels Correspondent of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation's Italian-language service (RSI). After working as a freelance reporter from the Western Balkans during the the 1990's for Swiss and Italian media, he has briefly worked with the OSCE, IWPR and the Swiss Fondation Hirondelle before joining RSI as staff. Before moving to Brussels, he was a reporter for RSI TV news, and Head of the Radio Department's Current Affairs desk.

Vanessa Mock Head of Brussels Bureau, FSN

Vanessa Mock is a German radio journalist who is currently responsible for the Brussels office of Feature Story News. Before joining FSN, Vanessa worked for RNW where she covered EU affairs, focusing on day-to-day developments in Brussels and European politics, as well as Nato and the Afghanistan mission. Vanessa speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, and Italian.

Mark Rock CEO, Audioboo

Mark is the founder & CEO of Best Before Media and Audioboo, a mobile audio platform that launched in March 2009. Before becoming an independent company in September 2009, Audioboo was owned by Mark's company, Best Before Media, which focuses on developing new publishing toolsets for TV & radio professionals.

A previous enterprise, Static2358, owned the highly-successful interactive TV games channel, PlayJam, broadcasting on Sky and cable in the UK, TPS & Canal+ in France and Cablevision in the US.

Filippo Solibello (Presenter, Caterpillar, Rai 2)

Filippo Solibello has been hosting Rai 2's daily Caterpillar, one of the most popular radio show in Italy, since 2000. Also a TV personality, he's currently on air on Rai 3 with Cater Noster, a TV spin-off from the radio show.

A special area of interest is in Information Technologies and new media, and he often experiments with cross-media projects that blend radio, web, television and mobile devices.

Brett Spencer (Managing-Editor, BBC Three Counties Radio, UK)

Brett Spencer started in local radio working for LBC moving to IRN as a sports producer/reporter before joining London Tonight at Carlton TV in 1995. Brett was appointed Sports Editor at breakfast television show GMTV in 1996 and was there for four years, spending his last year as Senior Producer of the main programme.

Brett will return in April next year to his permanent position as Interactive Editor for BBC Radio Five Live, having previously led the national speech network to the Sony Radio Academy Gold multiplatform award.

Ulrich Neuwöhner Südwestrundfunk

Ulrich Neuwöher studied psychology, and, since 1989, has been working for Südwestrundfunk's department of media research, studying radio, television and internet, and in particular, media consumption lifestyle topics.

Since 1999 he has lectured on media research at the Friedrich Schiller University, Jena. Last year he was involved in research on consumer and citizen values in the context of public broadcasters online activities (called a Three Step Test). He is currently taking part in a SWR research project on media awareness and news interests of digital natives.