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Meet the Team

joe ohalloran rapidtvnewsJoseph O'Halloran
Joe O'Halloran has been a writer and business analyst for over twenty years in the IT/broadcasting/CGI/telecoms/design/travel/consumer sectors, with additional experience of working as an automotive systems engineer for Shell UK.

Titles worked for include The Financial Times, Computer Weekly, Microscope, handbag.com, CGI, C3, C2M, IBE, CADCAM,CSI, IT Europa, Euromedia, IPTV International, Infosecurity Today, IBC Daily, TVB Europe, Future Digital, BT Talking Business, Cable and Satellite Europe, Broadband, New Design Magazine, Vehicle Engineering Design, Design Export News, Unix & NT News, Individual Homes, DECUser, The VAR, Holiday Magazine (Canary Islands), KrisWorld (Singapore Airlines In-flight Magazine) and North West Business Insider. Also worked as a digital media futures analyst for the Stanford Research Centre's Business Intelligence Consulting division with clients including, Samsung, Nokia, BBC, DERA (QinetiQ), TDC TeleDanmark, T-Online, III (Taiwan), Chungwa Telecom (Taiwan), NTT, KDDI, Mitsubishi, Casio, Sumitomo and Hitachi.

Also the author of white papers on broadband networks, video on demand, flat panel display technology, conditional access and security of pay-TV, unified communications, security for the extended enterprise, hosted communications, security for retail IT, mobile services for financial institutions, standards for retail IT, IT for manufacturing networks. Also lectured, at The University of Hertfordshire and The Academy of Contemporary Music respectively, in design and new media technology.

Rebecca Hawkes Rebecca Hawkes
While at Icom Publications, Rebecca edited a number of region-specific business magazines, including Middle East Communications, Middle East Broadcast & Satellite, and Middle East Satellite Today. She also launched the titles Asia-Pacific Satellite, Indian Broadcasting and the Asia-Pacific Satellite Yearbook, published for the Asia Pacific Telecommunity. The start of the millennium saw her editing Post Update, then the leading monthly title for the European audio and visual post-production sector.

As a freelance writer she has contributed to numerous publications, including - in the broadcast sector - the Financial Times, ComputerWeekly, Broadcast, the IBC Daily, TVB Europe, Cable and Satellite Europe, IBE and Hardware.

Rebecca's more recent role as deputy head of press at the RSPCA saw her engaging with UK broadcasters and national newspapers on a daily basis; helping the charity to regularly receive more media coverage than any other NGO in the UK.