Keynote Speaker

Andrew Cochran

The keynote speaker for the conference is Andrew Cochran, Managing Director, Maritimes, for CBC English Services. He is responsible for the general management of the six CBC radio stations and three television stations in the Maritimes.

Before joining CBC in 2007, he was a Managing Director for an operationally oriented investment bank, concentrating on transactions involving intellectual property. He has been a founder, partner or advisor in several small and medium-sized enterprises and is fluent in many business models. He has produced several network television series, including Canada AM and CTV National News. As an independent producer his production company created, financed and marketed programming seen in over 80 countries, including the ground-breaking PBS documentary series Life on the Internet, the first television series streamed online, and the classic children’s series Theodore Tugboat. Many of his projects established benchmarks in digital media and he most recently co-chaired the working group to establish CBC’s first all-digital local station, in Hamilton.

In addition to his current business responsibilities he is a member of the part-time faculty at the Schulich School of Law, an Associate of the Dalhousie Law and Technology Institute, and Adjunct Associate Professor in the King’s Graduate Program in Journalism, where he teaches Business Fundamentals for Journalists, and Emerging Business Models.