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Mark Little

Journalist, Broadcaster, Digital Entrepreneur and Storyful Founder

Digital media entrepreneur, author and former journalist and broadcaster Mark Little brings energy, gravitas and currency to the many events around the world where he speaks on topics ranging from innovations in technology to the disruption that social media can bring.

Mark’s wit, incisive thinking and broad worldview make him an agile, responsive chairman and a versatile keynote speaker and master of ceremonies who can command a room with ease.   

Measured and pragmatic, yet with a rare ability to think on his feet, he understands the difference between information and knowledge in a technological age where data – and the challenges of analysing it – threaten to overwhelm us.  

Dublin-born Mark attended Trinity College Dublin before becoming an award-winning foreign correspondent and TV anchor for the Irish national TV station RTE. He also presented the network’s top-rated current affairs programme, Prime Time, and was its first Washington correspondent. In 2001, he won the Irish TV Journalist of the Year award for his reporting from Afghanistan. He also covered the election of Barack Obama.

In 2010 he took a leave of absence to establish Storyful, a social  news agency that pioneered new models of verification and collaboration.  He sold it in 2013 and went on to work with Twitter, first as VP of Media Partnerships in Europe and later as MD.  

However, his innate entrepreneurial drive meant that eventually, in 2016, he left that role too, to set up the digital news venture NevaLabs, now called Kinzen, which launches its app in January 2019 and which its founders describe as a “a news community shaped by the conscious choices of its members, rather than the worst instincts of a crowd”. Kinzen combines editorial skills
and artificial intelligence to protect and promote quality information.

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"We are basking in the glory of a very successful event last Wednesday. Feedback has been very strong - in no small part attributed to your presentation. A number of our clients sought us out to comment that "it was a great choice", "very interesting guy", "well done - great idea" and so on. So on behalf of the team here at SSGA Ireland, I would like to thank you for helping us mark this event down as a great success. I look forward to working with you again in the future." - Statestreet, 2018

 "Mark went down an absolute treat – he was fantastic and the pitch was right on the money for the theme of the day." - Tara Whaley, BT, 2011

"The Conference went extremely well we were delighted with it and the feedback to date has been fantastic. Mark was great and as always extremely professional." - Avine McNally, Actin Director, Small Firms Association

"The Conference went extremely well we were delighted with it and the feedback to date has been fantastic. Mark was great and as always extremely professional."

"Mark made it an EVENT, he injected an energy that was contagious - taking in the scientific jargon and translating it into real life. A fantastic day! We’ll be back…" - Dr. Imelda Lambki, National Director for FP7, Enterprise Ireland

"Well done on another top class performance, and loving the witty asides also! Really excellent command and interaction." - Jane Devitt, McConnells Advertising

"Mark Little was an excellent chairperson at the SFA Annual Conference. He was the glue that held the day together. His relaxed, flexible, informative, witty & intelligent approach to the day was really appreciated by all the speakers and delegates. He excelled at time-management throughout the day, and his research into the speakers and topics really shone through. Feedback from all involved has been terrific." - Patricia Callan, Director, Small Firms Association

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