TFPL Connect programmes 2008 to 2013 are available below.
Thursday, 29 November 2012 (18.15-19.45)
Crowne Plaza - The City in Blackfriars
Join us and Jonathan Charles for our last Connect event of 2012 on 29th November. Networking over nibbles and drinks will follow afterwards.
Jonathan will draw on his background and experience in journalism with the BBC and in his current role as Director of Communications at EBRD to illustrate how the power in creating information has shifted from journalism to corporate communications.
The role of the Communications Director is far more complex now with fragmented audiences and a wider range of channels to monitor and use, thanks in part, to the rise of social media. He will look at how the effects of this impact on the information and knowledge professional in particular the validation of information in this vast ocean of available content through the use of trusted guides and the importance of moving away from presenting our internal business clients with vast complex reports and towards providing more succinct snapshots of information into which our clients can choose to delve further if they need to.
Jonathan Charles runs the diverse Communications department at the EBRD and is a member of its Executive Committee. He came to the Bank in 2011 after a distinguished career at the BBC where he won several awards for his journalism. He has been both presenter and foreign correspondent, frequently appearing on BBC1 and BBC World News, and was the editor and presenter of the BBC World News' European breakfast programme.
His specialist areas include economics, the EU and international diplomacy; he has a keen interest in issues surrounding the single currency. Having established television operations for the BBC in Brussels and Frankfurt, he is well practiced in recruiting and leading teams of reporters, researchers, producers and technical staff.
He holds an MA (Oxon) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oriel College, Oxford University, and is fluent in French and German.