Dr Daniel  Knapp

Dr Daniel Knapp

PhD Alumni

Department of Media and Communications

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Title: The social construction of computational surveillance: Reclaiming agency in a computed world. (2016). View here.

Supervisor: Professor Nick Couldry

After the PhD

Dr Daniel Knapp currently is Senior Director TMT Research & Analytics at IHS Markit, a global information company (Nasdaq: INFO). His focus areas include the future of TV and video, social media platforms, advertising-funded business models, AI-driven marketing, data strategies, media policy & privacy. At IHS Markit, Daniel works with a diverse array of organizations from media and entertainment groups, financial institutions, to governments and technology firms, advising on strategy, providing due diligence, trend modelling and expert insight. His comments have appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian, Le Monde, Variety and other international newspapers and industry journals. He is a regular guest on TV and radio, and frequent speaker at industry conferences and policy round tables. Daniel also is co-founder of AEMII, an initiative that uses machine-learning and adaptive feedback to support the vibrancy and diversity of the European media landscape. He is a member of the Future Media Lab, a Brussels-based think tank, and serves on the advisory boards of several media & technology firms. Daniel continues to be active in the academic space, where is work focuses on the sociology of algorithms and the datafication of media.