Jury of Radio Hack Europe 2019

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Meet the jury members and mentors of Radio Hack Europe 2019.

Jury members

Matthieu Beauval  

Matthieu Beauval

Matthieu Beauval, 45, is deputy director, head of innovation for the Digital Department of Radio France, also an EBU New Radio Group and Vox Group member. He was previously deputy director, head of programme of France Info, 24/7 news radio of Radio France. He can be found tweeting at @mattbeauv

     
Yann Heurtaux    

Yann Heurtaux

Yann Heurtaux, born 1980 and raised in Toulouse, France, started working with online gaming communities as a volunteer Community Coordinator (aka « Guild Officer ») in the late 90’s, and the Web industry in Brussels, Belgium, in 2011. Yann is now a freelance Conversationalist in Lausanne, Switzerland who helps organizations to engage stakeholders and communities in a better way, both on- and off-line. Yann is the co-founder of Hackuarium, a biohacking/coworking community, lab and association in the West Lausanne area (first in Renens, now in Écublens). From January 2017 to december 2018, Yann was a founding member and Lead Concierge for La Serre, a coworking community in uptown Lausanne. @shalf

     
Mounir Krichane  

Mounir Krichane

Mounir Krichane is the director of the Initiative for Media Innovation (IMI), a consortium of academic, public and private partners who have joined forces to support and develop innovation in the media and IT sector. Previously, he took part in the inception of the RTS Digital Lab, where he managed a wide range of innovative projects involving technology and content until 2018. In his current role, he collaborates with researchers, media professionals and entrepreneurs, with the aim of building a bridge between partner universities and media organizations. @mkrichane

     
Ronald Mies  

Ronald Mies

Ronald Mies received his Masters’ degree in Electrotechnical Engineering from the Technical University of Eindhoven. In August 1992 he joined the Multimedia Technology group of KPN Research, later TNO Telecom (Delft, the Netherlands), where he specialised in various aspects of audio-visual communication and (interactive) multimedia services, working as co-ordinator of the group and as senior project leader for various multimedia projects. In 2004 Ronald joined IRT, where he manages R&D projects in varying thematic areas. For the EU-project MediaRoad he leads the Network Hub, focusing on connecting, educating and enabling a community representing the evolving European media environment.

     
Ben Poor  

Ben Poor

Ben works as the Project Manager for Radio at the EBU’s Technology and Innovation department, working in topics around where and how radio will be consumed in the future - particular on internet connected devices in homes, on the move and in cars. He has a particular focus on how hybrid radio, using broadcast and internet together, can create a more engaging and interactive user experience, as well how smart speakers can be used for innovation.

     
Sarah Toporoff  

Sarah Toporoff

Sarah Toporoff navigates the shifting relationship between media and technology. In her role at NETIA, she works with radio makers on improving products and workflows to ensure a bright and sustainable future for audio. Sarah previously spearheaded Editors Lab at Global Editors Network, a worldwide series of journalism hackathons with leading news organisations. She is passionate about trivia, podcasts, and trivia podcasts. @SJToporoff

     
Marcel Tuljus  

Marcel Tuljus

Marcel Tuljus works as a digital strategist at the Bavarian regulatory authority for new media with a special focus on audio and innovations. As a strategic networker, he is also the contact person for the audio industry. He studied journalism and media management in Vienna and worked for private and public radio stations.  He designs the audio & radio program for several conferences and was project manager and founder of the Radio Hack Europe in Amsterdam and Vienna. This year he is going to join the jury for the first time.

Mentors

Albert Menacher    

Albert Menacher

Albert has worked as a Solution Architect for a diverse set of Radio organizations in Europe and North America. In his current role at DAVID Systems, he advises on lean interoperability opportunities and builds bridges between the broadcast and digital audio domains. In addition, Albert produces Berlin Briefing, the leading daily news podcast for the English speaking citizens in his home town.