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Dorota Smaggia

Managing Director – France

Dorota specialises in launching innovative activities: from television and music channels, to digital platforms and online media, open source, and recently social video advertising, MarTech and digital transformation of media companies. She has acquired a very strong, international understanding of the markets for digital content, especially those in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Before joining Realeyes, Dorota was entrusted by Euronews with the task of developing product strategy and innovation in the capacity of Product Marketing Director for Euronews and Africanews. She also was a member of the Steering Committee and the Executive Board of Euronews. Prior to Euronews, in 2010 Dorota Smaggia launched the social video platform Unruly in France. She was the Managing Director and a member of the EMEA Management Board of Unruly Ltd. Before that, she was the Development Director of Akamedia, a news video aggregator (2008-2010), Business Development Manager for the music platform Jamendo (2007-2008), Director of Content for Medialive (2005-2007) and Managing Director from 2002 to 2005 of XtraMusic, a subsidiary of UPC and DMX Music. Dorota Smaggia began her career at the French radio station Skyrock in 1988, in the Surveys and Studies Department. She stayed with the Orbus Group until 2002, where she was successively Administrator of M-Radio, Operational Director of France En Ligne and Operational Director of MultiMusic.

Dorota Smaggia, born in Warsaw, Poland, has a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Language Sciences (Paris Nanterre University), a postgraduate degree in French Modern Literature and a BA in Information and Communication.