Madhav Chinnappa

Head of Strategic Relations
News & Publishers

Madhav Chinnappa is director of strategic relations, news & publishers, working on partnerships and collaboration between Google and the news industry. He launched the Digital News Initiative, which is Google’s overarching framework for engagement with the European news ecosystem. He joined Google in 2010 to focus on Google News & Magazines in the EMEA regions. He has worked in the news industry since 1994 – first in the launch team of Associated Press Television (APTV), a year in M&A at United News & Media and he spent over 9 years at BBC News, latterly as head of development & rights.


With the Benefit of Hindsight (Or Our Biggest Mistakes)


This session was very successful at previous GEN Summits and it’s back for round four! Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Many of us would turn back the clock if we could. What are the biggest mistakes these leading executives have made, and how can we learn from them?

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