Simon Waldman

Group Product Director & Author Creative Disruption

LOVEFiLM

Simon Waldman started his career as a journalist specialising in media, retail and technology. In 1993, he took his first steps online and has been addicted to all things digital ever since.

He joined the Guardian in 1996, and was launch editor of the Guardian’s websites 1999. In 2001, he became the company’s first director of digital publishing. Under his leadership the Guardian’s websites became market leader; won the Webby award for the best newspaper on the web a record three times; and established a global reputation for innovation. In 2006, he became Director of Digital Strategy for the Guardian Media Group, working across the group’s portfolio of media and classified advertising businesses.

In 2010 he took on his current role as group product director for LOVEFiLM – where he is responsible for the user experience and development of the company’s web and mobile properties in the UK, Germany and the Nordics.

He is currently also a non-executive director of the Nordics leading local search business, Eniro; and has served as a member of the Tate’s membership council.

His first book, Creative Disruption: How to shake up your business for the digital age, was published by FT Books in 2010.