Francesco Marconi is the manager of strategy and development at the Associated Press, leading strategic partnerships and assessing investment opportunities in emerging media and technology companies.
Marconi has been with AP since 2011, starting as a strategy intern. He returned full time in 2012 as a strategy analyst. He was the recipient of the prestigious Gramling award in 2014 to research news and data technologies at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Previously, he worked at the United Nations with a primary focus on technology for global development resulting in the publishing of his first book and Ted talk on Reverse Innovation.
He has a MBA from the University of Missouri where we was a research assistant at the Missouri School of Journalism. During his time there he launched Mo Business Alert for Randy Smith who was his academic adviser. Francesco also received the RJI/ Hearst Corporation Media Design award for his work on a content recommendation technology.
In 2014 he completed a graduate fellowship at Columbia Business School Media Program where he launched the prestigious lecture series NYC Media Seminars.