Global Media Innovator shortlist announced

The Board of the Diplomatic Council´s Global Media Innovator 2018 have decided on the shortlist for this year’s competition. The selection was made from a long list of 17 companies that were suggested by the board member’s networks.

The 2018 Innovator will be presented with their Award during the annual DC Gala at the Grand Hotel Hessischer Hof in Frankfurt (Germany) on February 2nd 2018.

The nominated companies, along with their speciality, are:

  • Dispelix Oy, Finland (Augmented Reality),
  •, Madrid (Artificial Intelligence),
  • Iflix, Kuala Lumpur (Lowband Video on Demand in Underdeveloped Countries),
  • Ruptly Live, Berlin (Live Streaming for Everybody across all platforms).

The DC Global Media Innovator (GMI) is awarded annually to the company with the biggest influence on the development of the global digital community. The winner is determined by a Board of nine independent senior media and IT industry experts from all over the world.

The DC Global Media Innovator was launched in 2016 recognizing the British company V-Nova and its Perseus compression system as its first winner. In 2017 the prize was given to the Emblematic Group which is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA and set new benchmarks in the creation of news content through virtual and augmented reality.

Members of this year’s DC GMI board are: Nigerian TV Expert Ijeoma Onah, Dato’ Ng Wan Peng, COO Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation, MDEC (Kuala Lumpur), and Moeed Ahmad, Head of Incubation & Innovation Group of Al Jazeera Media Network (Doha). Blair Westlake, Principal Media Squareup (Seattle), Ian Wightman, VP Research and Operations of IHS Markit Inc. (Austin), Ed Hall, Managing Partner Expert Media Partners (London), Robin Eckermann, Eckermann Associates (Canberra) and Jo Groebel, Deutsches Digital Institut (DDI) in Berlin.

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