Rapid TV News - Meet the Team
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Meet the team

Joseph O'Halloran

Joseph O'Halloran

United Kingdom

Joe O'Halloran has been a writer and business analyst for over twenty years in the IT/broadcasting/CGI/telecoms/design/travel/consumer sectors, with additional experience of working as an automotive systems engineer for Shell UK. Titles worked for include The Financial Times, Computer Weekly, Microscope, handbag.com, CGI, C3, C2M, IBE, CADCAM, CSI, IT Europa, Euromedia, IPTV International, Infosecurity Today, IBC Daily, TVB Europe, Future Digital, Cable and Satellite Europe, New Design Magazine, Vehicle Engineering Design, Design Export News, Unix & NT News, Individual Homes, DECUser, The VAR and North West Business Insider. Also worked as an analyst for the Stanford Research Centre's Business Intelligence Consulting division and has authored white papers on broadband networks, video on demand, flat panel display technology, conditional access and security of pay-TV, unified communications, security for the extended enterprise, hosted communications, security for retail IT, mobile services for financial institutions, standards for retail IT, IT for manufacturing networks. Lectured at The University of Hertfordshire and The Academy of Contemporary Music respectively, in design and new media technology.

Juan Fernández González

Juan Fernández González

Spain

Juan Fernández González graduated in media and communication at the Santiago Compostela University in Spain, and then gained a Masters in technology and science communication at the Carlos III University of Madrid. He has experience in writing media, working for different newspapers as Faro de Vigo or Getafe Capital, Area 11 news agency and the magazine Muy Interesante, Spain´s most-read publication dedicated to technology and science. He has also worked for the Cadena SER radio station.

Rebecca Hawkes

Rebecca Hawkes

United Kingdom

While at Icom Publications, Rebecca edited a number of region-specific business magazines, including Middle East Communications, Middle East Broadcast & Satellite, and Middle East Satellite Today. She also launched the titles Asia-Pacific Satellite, Indian Broadcasting and the Asia-Pacific Satellite Yearbook, published for the Asia Pacific Telecommunity. The start of the millennium saw her editing Post Update, then the leading monthly title for the European audio and visual post-production sector. As a freelance writer she has contributed to numerous publications, including - in the broadcast sector - the Financial Times, Computer Weekly, Broadcast, the IBC Daily, TVB Europe, Cable and Satellite Europe, IBE and Hardware. Rebecca's more recent role as deputy head of press at the RSPCA saw her engaging with UK broadcasters and national newspapers on a daily basis; helping the charity to regularly receive more media coverage than any other NGO in the UK.

Michelle Clancy

Michelle Clancy

United States

Michelle Clancy has more than 15 years of experience as a journalist and editor in the communications and technology space, including as editor of xchange magazine, B/OSS Magazine, GlobalVision and Vision2Mobile. She has deep experience in print and digital news generation as well as in-depth industry analysis. She is also a regular contributor to a range of industry publications, including Light Reading, TMC and Infosecurity. Her areas of expertise include mobile networks and infrastructure, devices and applications; and video infrastructure, content and broadcast models. She holds a B.A. from Columbia University, and attended the Walter Cronkite School of Mass Communication. She lives in Massachusetts.