Alan Griffin 

Head of Digital
The National

Alan Griffin – An award-winning digital leader who loves to build market leading services all over the world. Alan has been lucky enough to work for brands such as Time, Forbes, Reuters, the FT and is now  based out of Abu Dhabi leading digital for the UAE’s leading newspaper The National. He has a passion for building quality services in multiple markets and is fascinated by the evolution of content, the role of social and innovation in newsrooms.


The enhanced newsroom: how journalists are using time-saving technology to get ahead of the news cycle

The Lighthouse (8th floor)

DATAMINR: Breaking news can shift the news cycle at any moment. This session will look at how leading newsrooms are using Dataminr to differentiate their reporting, surface stories at the earliest possible moment and drive web traffic. Dataminr discovers high-impact events instantly and critical breaking news or pre-viral stories long before it’s in the news. […]