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David Ciaramella
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David Ciaramella

David is K7’s communications manager and has been with the company since 2013, providing additional support to clients with updates on developments across the video landscape and supporting the K7 team on client research tasks. David regularly travels to various territory markets to liaise with K7’s international network of clients […]

David Duffy
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David Duffy

David has worked for some of the world’s largest tech companies and previously owned two UK commercial radio stations. He is co-founder of Niocast Digital which operates the small scale DAB multiplex in Manchester.  In 2017 Niocast became the most populous digital radio multiplex in the world carrying 26 services, concurrently. David […]

Deepa Mann-Kler
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Deepa Mann-Kler

Deepa Mann-Kler is CEO of Neon, Visiting Professor In Immersive Futures at Ulster University and an Artist. Deepa directed and produced her first virtual reality experience “Retne” for HTC Vive which demoed at SxSW17. Her company Neon is using immersive technologies to create software applications for health and wellbeing. Neon […]

Diona Doherty
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Diona Doherty

Actress and comedian Diona Doherty has been seen recently as Katya in the smash hit Channel 4 comedy Derry Girls as well as Officer Tracy in the improvised BBC comedy Soft Border Patrol. She is currently shooting the second series of Soft Border Patrol. The ‘Hole in The Wall Gang’ […]

Dorothy Byrne
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Dorothy Byrne

Dorothy Byrne is Head of News and Current Affairs at Channel Four Television. Films she has commissioned have won numerous International Emmy, BAFTA and RTS awards. She is a Fellow of The Royal Television Society and in 2018 won the Outstanding Contribution Award at the Royal Television Society Journalism awards. […]

Dr Declan Keeney
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Dr Declan Keeney

Dr Declan Keeney is Head of Broadcast, a new subject area at Queen’s University Belfast offering degrees that explore television, radio, journalism, digital and immersive media. Declan is a Co-Investgator on a £15m AHRC creative industries cluster research project entitled Future Screens NI. He is an award-winning academic and documentary […]

Eddie Doyle
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Eddie Doyle

Eddie Doyle is Head of Content Production for BBC Northern Ireland. Joining BBC NI in February 2018, Eddie is responsible for BBC Northern Ireland’s content plans across all in-house production outside of News and Current Affairs, including factual, entertainment, comedy, sport, music and events.    As Head of Content Production, he […]

Emma Hardy
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Emma Hardy

Emma joined Channel 4 in the new role of Head of On-screen Talent in June 2018 and splits her time between Manchester and London.  Previously she was a Consultant Executive Producer for Manchester City Football Club and worked across their ‘all access’ Amazon series.  Prior to that, as Director of […]

Emma-Rosa Dias
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Emma-Rosa Dias

Emma-Rosa is executive producer and managing director of Afro-Mic Productions, a film and TV company based in Belfast with a highly diverse and young skewing audience. Producing exciting popular factual and documentary content for Channel 4, BBC, RTE and YouTube, Emma-Rosa is currently in post-production with the companies first Obs […]

Fiona McDermott
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Fiona McDermott

Appointed Head of Comedy in 2017, Fiona McDermott joined Channel 4 as Commissioning Editor in 2011. During that time she has worked across the department’s multi-award winning scripted slate including; Derry Girls (Channel 4’s biggest comedy launch since 2004), BAFTA-winning Catastrophe, Stath, Hang Ups, The Bisexual from Sundance Grand Jury […]

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