Once per year the Diplomatic Council Global Media Innovator recognizes the company that has the greatest influence on the advancement of the digital world society. The winner is carefully selected by a top-class Board made up of international and independent media and IT experts.
Now the 2018 board members have been named: Blair Westlake, Principal Media Squareup in Seattle, Ed Hall, Managing Partner Media Expert Partners (EMP) in London, Robin Eckermann, Principal Robin Eckermann & Associates in Canberra, Jo Groebel, Director Deutsches Digital Institut in Berlin, Ian Weightman, Vice President Research and Operations, IHS Inc. (IHS Technology) in Austin/Texas, Moeed Ahmad, Head of Innovation & Incubation Center at Al Jazeera (Qatar), Dato’ Ng Wan Peng, Chief Operating Officer of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (Kuala Lumpur) and Ijeona Nah, Senior Audiovisual Industry Consultant in Nigeria.
The 2017 DC Global Media Innovator was given to the US-based Emblematic Group, a leading creator of immersive virtual, augmented and mixed reality experiences. Founded by Nonny de la Peña known as the “Godmother of virtual reality,” Emblematic Group pioneered the medium of virtual reality documentary films.
The first DC Global Media Innovator was awarded to the British corporation V-Nova, a leading provider of video compression solutions.