Storytegic

Storytegic is a consulting partner specializing in influential live events for the media and content industries. Storytegic works with clients ranging from the European Broadcasting Union to NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), the United Nations, China Global Television and many others — designing, moderating and curating live events on the world’s most challenging topics. A live event might range from a small, private, executive gathering to a global conference for hundreds or thousands of participants. Co-founders Amy Selwyn and Cornelis Jacobs have more than 50 years’ experience in media, content and technology, and editorial and design experience in print, TV, radio and digital.

Amy Selwyn

Amy Selwyn is Doha Debates’ executive producer of live events and is overseeing the six live events for Doha Debates.

Amy has over 35 years of experience in news, journalism and storytelling. Before launching her own company — and later joining forces with Cornelis Jacobs in the formation of Storytegic — Amy worked for the New York Times, the Associated Press and the BBC (in London). Storytegic counts among its clients the European Broadcasting Union, the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, China Global TV News, the United Nations and Eurovision. Amy’s writing has appeared in publications ranging from the New York Times to the Los Angeles Times, Newsday and the Boston Globe.

Amy holds a bachelor of arts degree from Cornell University and master’s degrees from New York University’s Stern School of Business and the Stockholm School of Economics.

Cornelis Jacobs

Cornelis Jacobs is brand director of Doha Debates and co-executive producer of live events. He is based in Amsterdam and Paris.

Cornelis has worked in news media and branding for most of his professional career. He sees it as a healthy obsession. Cornelis is an entrepreneur run by his principles and philosophies. The overarching one he borrows from Walt Disney is: If you can dream it, you can do it. Everything Cornelis does stems from that belief.

Cornelis brings extensive experience in social media, internet startups, marketing departments and the design world, and he started his own company after several years working in legal services, software industries, and broadcast media.

Cornelis is also a writer for blogs and other publications, and he tries to spend most of his time writing. Except on sunny weekends — then he loves playing tennis with his dad.

Cornelis studied law at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.