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Alex Connock

Senior Fellow; Professor in Practice
University of Oxford & University of Exeter


Dr Alex Connock, an expert in AI and the media business, has authored several books - including 'Media Management and Artificial Intelligence' (2022) and 'Media Management and Live Experience’ (2024).



Areas of expertise

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • AI
  • Generative AI
  • AI & Media
  • Media business
  • Live media


Dr Alex Connock is an Oxford academic in the media business and author of the books Media Management and Artificial Intelligence: Understanding Media Business Models in the Digital Age (Routledge, 2022) and Media Management and Live Experience: Sports, Culture, Entertainment & Events (Routledge, early 2024).

Academically, Alex is Senior Fellow at Oxford University, teaching Marketing, Media Business and AI courses. He co-launched and ran Oxford postgraduate diploma in Artificial Intelligence for Business from 2021-3. and is Lecturer at St Hugh’s College, Oxford in Management. Alex is also Professor in Practice in Media and Artificial Intelligence at Exeter University. He has a PhD in video optimisation for e-commerce and degrees from Oxford (PPE) Columbia (Journalism) and INSEAD (MBA).

Entrepreneurially, Alex has created and grown multiple media companies. In late 2023, he launched AI/Media consultancy Librairie. From 2012-17, he was Managing Director of TV and digital production business Endemol Shine North (now Workerbee) through a period of substantial growth. Between 1998 and 2011, he co-founded, and ran as CEO, the media group Ten Alps (now Zinc Media) with Bob Geldof - producing hundreds of programmes for UK and international broadcasters, as well as substantial digital and branded content output, including the UK government's Teachers TV project. He has worked directly for BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and PEOPLE Magazine. He has been shortlisted as Entrepreneur of the Year six times. In the charity sector Alex is Vice Chair at UNICEF UK and a director at the The Halle Orchestra.

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