Blathnaid Healy

Senior Director EMEA, CNN Digital International

Blathnaid is Director EMEA, CNN Digital International, based in the London bureau.
She was previously UK Editor at Mashable, establishing the brand and opening its first office in London.
Before Mashable, Healy was Chief Operating Officer of WorldIrish, a startup focused on the Irish diaspora where she led a team of journalists based in Ireland, the UK and the US.
She spent almost five years working at Ireland’s largest media company RTÉ as a multimedia journalist where she also set up the broadcaster’s first dedicated social media team and project managed output for several high-profile news events across web, mobile and social media.
Healy is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and University College Dublin.

My Sessions

MoJo-Giving a voice to the voiceless

Over the last decade we have seen various instances when smartphones and social media have been leveraged to create a mass movement for change, one only needs to look at the “Arab Spring” to see how huge that impact can be. The one unique characteristic of all smartphones when compared to all other cameras is […]