About FST Media

Who we are and what we do

As a mainstay of the events and publishing industries for more than two decades, we’ve dedicated ourselves to ensuring ICT and digital leaders stay informed of technology trends and are empowered with the knowledge to overcome professional challenges.

We pride ourselves on being a data-led events company. Our team dedicates itself to providing deep, thought leader-informed and specialist knowledge of the sectors we serve.

With a laser eye on emerging technology and digital innovations, we strive to stay ahead of the latest developments and professional pain points in this fast-evolving space. Each year we undertake hundreds of research calls, speaking with executives at the forefront of transformation and technology renewal. This qualitative data, combined with insights from numerous polls and surveys, means we always know what’s next in the world of enterprise technology.

We take pride in fostering enduring connections within our communities and work hard to deliver consistent, high-quality experiences for our attendees, speakers, and sponsors.

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Our Values

Relationships matter

Relationships are core to our business. Between sponsors, speakers, attendees, our team members and stakeholders, we put the time and effort into nurturing and maintaining meaningful relationships.

At the leading edge

We’re best known for our Future of… events series – and future thinking is baked into our thinking. We strive to stay at the leading edge in everything we do.

Total professionalism

In a world where it’s easy to take shortcuts, we play the long game and hold ourselves to high standards. We act with integrity and seek excellence in every aspect of our work.

Own the outcome

We commit to our responsibilities and take the initiative. We care deeply about the outcomes for our customers and the company, and work hard with others to ensure ongoing success.

Our People

We have a diverse team of experienced event professionals.

We strive to ensure that everyone feels secure, recognised and valued both personally and professionally.

We inspire our people to utilise their talent, ideas, and energy to help us and our customers thrive and grow.

Our employee value proposition is focused on:

  • Creating a culture that facilitates opportunities for success
  • Supporting health and wellbeing
  • Fostering a diverse workplace where everyone feels a sense of belonging
  • Investing in employee growth and professional development

Our Leadership Team

Ed Harrison

Ed Harrison

Chief Executive Officer

Ed brings extensive experience in senior leadership roles in several market-leading media and technology companies. He spent his career specialising in guiding businesses and teams through digital disruption, leveraging technology to solve organisational challenges.

Aron Kunaseelan

Aron Kunaseelan

Chief Operating Officer

With nearly two decades in the events industry spanning multiple continents (UK, Europe, the Middle East and APAC), Aron is dedicated to delivering unparalleled event experiences. He thrives on the excitement of this fast-changing industry and is committed to achieving excellence.

Brigitte Guerin

Brigitte Guerin

Commercial Director

Brigitte is a seasoned commercial leader with a background in media and SaaS businesses. She excels in understanding the many challenges facing B2B marketers and is passionate about helping provide solutions through productive and longstanding relationships.

Le Roux Venter

Le Roux Venter

Chief Financial Officer

From his successful tenure in one of South Africa’s largest banks, Le Roux brings a wealth of experience to FST Media. Joining the business in 2023, Le Roux drives opportunities through operational excellence and plays a pivotal role in financial leadership.

Murali Ramesh

Murali Ramesh

Production Director

Murali entered the event production field in 2016 before taking a break to complete his master’s degree in international business. Leveraging his experience and academic background, he has curated numerous successful event programs, demonstrating his expertise in the field.

Mike Taylor

Mike Taylor

Managing Editor, Financial Newswire

Mike is an institution unto himself in wealth journalism, with a nearly five-decade career spanning Australia’s leading news mastheads. He is renowned for his extensive network and deep knowledge of the wealth and broader financial services sectors.

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