Inside the WEF Congress Centre, Lionel Barber chaired the event ‘Closing Europe’s Competitiveness Gap’. Panellists included Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission; Joe Kaeser, president and CEO of Siemens; Enda Kenny, Taoiseach of Ireland; and Mariano Rajoy Brey, Prime Minister of Spain.
The Financial Times today announces the appointment of Matthew Garrahan (@MattGarrahan) as its global media editor, overseeing coverage of media, marketing and entertainment. He was previously the FT’s Los Angeles correspondent, covering Hollywood, digital media and West Coast business and politics.
Garrahan will assume the role on 1 February and will relocate from Los Angeles to New York in the summer, where he will lead a global team of correspondents, ensuring the FT remains a must-read source of news, analysis and comment on the business of media and entertainment.
The Financial Times has produced a new video series showcasing the ‘Voice of the Reader’, which explores what our customers think. We asked FT readers around the world their views, including how and why they read the FT, why they value it and their favourite topics.
FT global communications director Darcy Keller said: “The FT is a customer-focused organisation with more paying readers today than ever in our history. Our readers are at the heart of what we do and we regularly seek their opinions and feedback on our products and services. We created the Voice of the Reader videos to bring this research to life for our employees, audience and partners. They provide valuable insight into our readers’ views, establishing where the FT is excelling and what more we can do to enrich their experience.”
Financial Times videos are now available to TV viewers with the launch of the FT Samsung Smart TV App. The app is available to download from Samsung Apps and watch for free on any Samsung Smart TV (released 2012 onwards).
The app shows the latest FT video, including high-quality analysis and coverage of the leading stories and issues in politics, business and finance. It also broadcasts culture and lifestyle features and a text scroller of the latest FT news headlines.