Dr Alex Connock



Dr Alex Connock is a Keynote Speaker on Artificial Intelligence, Generative AI and the Media, Senior Fellow at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School with an impresssive track record as a successful TV entreprenuer.

The author of the 2022 book ‘Media Management and Artificial Intelligence.’ (Published by Routledge), Alex is an engaging and insightful keynote speaker on Artificial Intelligence and Generative AI.

Alex is Senior Fellow at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, teaching Marketing and Media Business courses at BA, MBA and Executive MBA level, and Lecturer at St Hugh’s College, Oxford in Management. 

He is also Professor of Media and Artificial Intelligence at Exeter University, and Head of Department in Creative Business at the UK’s National Film and Television School.  He has a PhD in video optimisation for e-commerce and degrees from Oxford (PPE) Columbia (Journalism) and INSEAD (MBA).  

As an entrepreneur, Alex has created and grown multiple media companies.  

From 2012-17, he was Managing Director of TV and digital production business Endemol Shine North (now Workerbee).  

Between 1998 and 2011 he co-founded, and was CEO, the media group Ten Alps (now Zinc Media) with Bob Geldof - producing hundreds of programmes for UK and international broadcasters, as well as substantial digital and branded content output, including the UK government's Teachers TV project. 

He has worked directly for BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and PEOPLE Magazine. He has been shortlisted six times as Entrepreneur of the Year.  

Alex is Vice Chair at UNICEF UK and a director of The Halle Orchestra.  


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