In this episode of "FIBEP Media Intelligence Explained," hosts Vlado Petkov, CEO at Identrics, and Alicja Bors, Product Tech Lead at Ruepoint, engage in a compelling interview with their guest, María Laura García. García, a prominent figure with a rich background in media and information, shares her inspiring journey, challenges faced, her time as FIBEP president (2018-2021), and insights from her book, OUR DIGITAL CHALLENGE. INFORMING. THINKING. AND FREELY DECIDING IN THE CYBER ERA.
Part 1: María Laura García's Journey and Challenges:
García recounts her journey starting in the 90s, seizing the opportunity presented by the growth of the internet. Facing barriers as a young, divorced mother, she founded the Global News Group to bridge information gaps between Latin America and the world. García reflects on the challenges, gender bias, and a pivotal moment in New York, emphasizing the importance of perseverance in building her company.
Part 2: FIBEP Presidency (2018-2021):
As FIBEP president, García focused on governance, a dynamic board, and industry analysis to connect with the global media intelligence business ecosystem. She discusses her decision to step back from day-to-day management, allowing younger leaders to navigate new challenges. The hosts praise García's impactful leadership during the pandemic, successfully transitioning FIBEP to virtual communication.
Part 3: OUR DIGITAL CHALLENGE. THINKING. AND FREELY DECIDING IN THE CYBER ERA - The Book:
García introduces her book, "OUR DIGITAL CHALLENGE," addressing the consequences of uncontrolled information consumption in the cyber era. The book emphasizes digital literacy, encouraging individuals to be in control of their information consumption and understand the evolving rules of the digital world.
Part 4: Announcement—Certificate in Information Literacy:
García reveals her collaboration with a university to prepare the first certificate in information literacy, set to launch in April; initially, in Spanish, there are negotiations to offer it in English, virtually, potentially in the United States.