Juan Señor is a highly-sought after commentator on the media industry quoted frequently in leading publications such as The Economist and The Financial Times. He is the host of the Cannes Lions Film Festival and serves on the Advisory Board of several media companies around the world.
As a Partner at Innovation, Juan has directed projects all over the world helping news operations to re-invent their products and stay relevant with shifting audiences. He has worked and advised hundreds of media companies on every continent. His projects with Innovation have won numerous accolades, in particular, Best Newspaper Concept and Design in the World and/or in Europe continuously from 2004 to 2011.
Juan is a highly-sought commentator on the media industry, quoted frequently in leading publications such as The Economist and The Financial Times. He serves on the Advisory Board of several media companies around the world.
He also publishes annually as co-editor of the books Innovations in Newspapers and Innovations in Magazines written on behalf of WAN-IFRA and the FIPP respectively.
He is a former journalist and presenter for PBS’s NewsHour, Wall Street Journal TV and CNBC Europe, and served as London correspondent of International Herald Tribune Television. His work has been nominated for an EMMY and his television programme, Media Report, was voted by viewers as Europe’s Best Business Programme. He continues to work as a live events and television host and presenter globally.
In 2010 he was listed as one of “The World’s Leading Innovators’ in Journalism and Media” by journalism.co.uk.
In addition to his passion for the media business, he is a campaigner for disabilities via means of fundraising expeditions to the ends of the earth. He has skied unsupported to the North Pole, crossed the Western Sahara, trekked the Amazon and organised the first-ever expedition to the South Pole of a team with physical disabilities.
Juan’s most recent keynote presentation ‘Why Fake News Will Save Democracy’ reveals how, in an age where everything is true and nothing is true, the truth cannot be manipulated and the media always has the last word. Senor’s presentation is a fascinating and engaging narrative most relevant to any human enterprise trying to navigate its way in the age of social media relativity and instant digital opprobrium. Its lessons and insights can help any brand to remain relevant and credible.