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Jan 20th 2016

Alex Khan heads Asia for AOL

AOL has announced a slew of appointment changes as the company adapts to continued high growth around the world. Alex Khan, who has led AOL Platforms in South East Asia since 2013, has become Managing Director of AOL for all of Asia.

"Asia represents a massive opportunity, as almost three billion more people come online over the next few years, with the majority expected from Asian markets" said Khan. "We're seeing rapid adoption of smartphones, connected TVs and OTT plays, providing a ready market for digital advertisers. At AOL we have the technological solutions to help publishers and agencies meet that demand."

As well as continuing to oversee the running of AOL Platforms, which enables brands to reach consumers across desktop, mobile and TV through premium video experiences, programmatic buying and performance-driven campaigns, Alex will also be responsible for monetisation of AOL's editorial brands in Asia including TechCrunch and Engadget.

In his new role, Alex will report into Graham Moysey, Head of AOL International. Robert Woolfrey, Managing Director of Millennial Media in the region, will report to Alex.

Since joining the company in 2013, Alex has been a fierce proponent of AOL's unified programmatic platform and has spoken regularly at events on how video, data and automation are transforming digital advertising.

Born in the UK, Alex has developed a strong understanding of the Asian market. He was COO of the Catcha Media Group and CEO of Catcha Digital Asia in Singapore and Malaysia before joining AOL. His current position on the Leadership Council for IAB Singapore illustrates his prominence in the Asian digital advertising industry.

Alex's new position, which comes as AOL seeks to match talents with roles and focuses on the need to build and fulfil demand in a competitive industry, is particularly key for the business. Covering more than half the world's population with high growth in digital advertising expected across the region – particularly in China, Korea, Japan and Taiwan – Asia is of tremendous importance to AOL as it seeks to connect with two billion consumers by 2020.

Dec 9th 2015

AOL Supports Computer Science Education Week

It's Computer Science Education Week! Now an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science, Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-13) seeks to educate and demystify the commonly alienated subject of computer science. In honor of AOL's deep-seated commitment to empowering future leaders and improving access to education and technology, AOL is celebrating the week by hosting employee volunteer efforts for local students in three offices, donating media support for Code.org across AOL.com and organizing a public coding class at the General Assembly.

In 2015 alone, AOL has positively impacted over 2,800 kids through programs like the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program, #BUILTBYGIRLS, and Microsoft's TEALs Program. We look forward to continuing to provide our support for this important subject. Know someone who might want to join AOL as a computer scientist? Please direct them to engineering.aol.com/careers for our full list of open positions.

AOL Celebrates Computer Science Education Week

Nov 23rd 2015

AOL's Jack Bamberger Named to NATPE Board

NATPE, a global TV association that has expanded in recent years to include new and emerging media under its umbrella, has named AOL Senior Vice President and Global Head of Agency Development Jack Bamberger to its board. Adding a digital media company executive such as Jack to its board of largely TV and production company executives represents that expansion into new media and NATPE's commitment to content.

Along with Jack, other incoming board members include senior leaders from Endemol, Viacom, HBO, ABC, CBS, Fox, Telemundo and others. Read more about the freshman class in Variety. Among incumbent board members are executives from GroupM Entertainment, DigitasLbi, CAA, NFL, Warner Brothers, Medialink and others.

The organization is best known for its NATPE Market & Conference in January attended by programming executives, including broadcast and cable networks, producers, program distributors, technology companies and media buyers. Jack will participate in the 2016 conference in Miami.

Nov 3rd 2014

Remaining Films in AOL MAKERS Series Premiere - MAKERS: Women in Business and MAKERS: Women in Politics

Following the premiere of the fifth film in the new MAKERS series, MAKERS: Women in Business last week, the final film MAKERS: Women in Politics will premiere on Tuesday, November 4 at 9pm ET/PT on PBS. The film profiles the long, slow fight for female political representation over the last century, from the first woman elected to Congress in 1916 to a young woman running for Detroit City Council in 2013. The film is narrated by Alfre Woodard.
Trailblazing leaders like Hillary Clinton, Senator Barbara Mikulski,Olympia Snowe, the youngest Republican woman ever elected to the House of Representatives, and Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman to serve in Congress, provide a backdrop for younger women like Rashida Tlaib, the first Muslim-American woman elected to the Michigan House. Today's leaders in Washington, including Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), the first female Senator from Massachusetts, Susan Collins (R-ME), who led the Senate in shaping a deal to end the government shutdown, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), currently the youngest woman serving in Congress, are also represented.

A special screening of the film on MAKERS.com will take place on Wednesday, November 5 at 8pm ET. The film will then be available for streaming anytime on MAKERS.com.
Join the conversation on Twitter with @MAKERSwomen, @PBS and #MAKERSfilm.

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