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Meet the Team

Justin Springham - Managing Editor

Justin manages the editorial content for the Mobile World Live portal and Mobile World Live TV. In the last few years Justin has launched and grown a portfolio of premier media products, which include the Mobile World Congress Show Dailies (Mobile World Daily), the daily e-newsletter Mobile Business Briefing and the Mobile Apps Briefing news service (these latter two are now integrated within Mobile World Live). He started his career in telecoms journalism in 1999 as deputy editor of Mobile Europe. Since then he has launched and edited numerous telecoms publications, most recently serving as senior European editor of Unstrung (now Light Reading Mobile). Justin has a BA (Hons) degree in Journalism from the University of Sheffield. @SpringhamJustin

Jacquie Luscombe - Executive Producer

Jacquie Luscombe produces extraordinary audience experiences through live events, television broadcasts, video and web. Her creativity and leadership skills have made her one of the most sought-after production professionals in Canada, with a client roster that includes Microsoft, Pfizer Canada, KPMG, and other members of North America’s corporate elite.In recent years Jacquie’s talents have led her overseas and around the world. She is currently the Executive Producer for Mobile World Live and Mobile World Live TV which broadcasts live from Mobile World Congress. Jacquie began her career as a television producer, but later transitioned into corporate video and corporate events, earning a role as a team leader at ICE (Integrated Communications and Entertainment), then Canada’s largest full-service communication agency.

Trevor Skinner - Digital Director

Trevor has worked for the GSMA for 15 years and has over 24 years’ experience within the marketing and communications sector. He started at GSMA as ‘webmaster’ designing and developing all online materials as well as handling all company related I.T. matters.
As Digital Director, his role includes responsibility for the definition and technical direction of the Mobile World Live products, including webinars, live streaming events and mobile applications.Trevor’s responsibilities also include management of external partnerships for the development of Mobile World Live.
Trevor is a qualified Electronics Engineer to BEng (Hons) degree. @trevorskinner

Scott Bartlett - Marketing Manager

Scott joined Mobile World Live in summer 2012 as Marketing Manager. Scott is a results-driven leader with over fifteen years of customer-focused business experience covering sales, trade, consumer and strategic marketing. Scott has worked with leading wireless telecommunications organisations and pharmaceutical brands to provide rich, engaging interactive experiences that convert into transactions and develop into long-term loyalty programs. Specifically, Scott helped lead a start-up Internet business through formulation and development with responsibility for strategy development, marketing communications, trade shows, promotions and advertising. Scott also lived internationally for 13 years, five in Asia and eight in Latin America.

Ronnie Creed - International Digital Sales Manager

Ronnie joined the Mobile World Live team in June 2011 to help create and drive the commercial opportunities for our portfolio of digital products. Classically sales trained by Pepsico Foods International with over 20 years sales experience – 15 years in online/digital environments at United News & Media, Trinity Mirror, JazzFM,  Tiscali and now the GSMA - Ronnie has specific expertise in the digital advertising and sponsorship space working with agencies, clients direct and suppliers, successfully developing bespoke creative solutions from brief to help meet a client’s campaign goals and strategic objectives. Ronnie can be contacted at rcreed@gsma.com. Alternatively view our media/sales pack here.

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Steve Costello – Senior Editor

Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist and editor specialising in the telecoms industry since 1996. Steve has worked for a number of publications in staff and freelance roles, previously working with market intelligence provider Market Mettle covering topics including smartphones, mobile value added services and operator strategy. He has also held staff positions with Financial Times Media & Telecoms, CMP Europe, ComputerWire and CI Works.

Joseph Waring – Asia Editor

Joseph joins Mobile World Live as the editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he drove the overall editorial strategy for the flagship print publication as well as regular print/online supplements and newsletters. He successfully guided the publication through a shift in business model, as the majority of Telecom Asia’s advertising revenue became generated from online services rather than print. He has worked for more than two decades in Asia as an editor for business publications and websites, with experience at a web startup in 2000, R&D Magazine, Global Sources and the Bangkok Post.

Tim Ferguson – Content Editor

Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter with business tech publication silicon.com in 2006. While at silicon.com he covered software and web. Tim has a BA (Hons) in History from Durham University and an MA (distinction) in Specialist Journalism from Coventry University.

Richard Handford – Content Editor

Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including The Economist, Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal. Previously, he edited two telecoms newsletters for the Financial Times: Telecoms Markets and Mobile Communications.

Ken Wieland – Content Editor

Ken has been part of the MWC Mobile World Daily editorial team for the last three years, and is now contributing regularly to Mobile World Live.  He has been a telecoms journalist for over 15 years, which includes eight years as editor of Telecommunications magazine (international edition) and three years as editor of Asian Communications. At Informa Telecoms & Media, Ken specialised in mobile broadband and was editor of WiMax Vision magazine. As a freelancer, Ken regularly contributed news analysis to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s industry briefing service (technology section). Other telecoms clients have included ABI Research, Ernst & Young and ITU.

Rudolph Moncrieff – Manager, Digital Content & Keynotes

Rudolph joined the GSMA in January 2007 working for the conference development team, and continues to lead on the development and delivery of the keynote programme for the industry leading Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Expo events. He’s also responsible for the Mobile World Live webinar programme, as well as contributing to the Mobile World Live TV schedule. Rudolph holds a joint honours degree in Politics and Philosophy from the University of Aberdeen.