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Keynote speaker Jay Tuck is an experienced keynote speaker, who has great knowledge on matters of modern warfare. As a US defense expert and a combat correspondent Jay Tucks journalist career has brought him much insight to international relations, and today he advises international corporations and investment bankers. A keynote speech with Jay Tuck can help answer some important questions on global media and politics.

Jay Tuck is an American journalist and television producer based in Hamburg, Germany. As a featured keynote speaker he has appeared with Chambers of Commerce in Hamburg and Dubai, Emirates Economic Forum, Hamburg Ratsherrenrunde, German Association of Women Entrepreneurs and the World Bank.

Tuck also advises broadcasters, foundations, investment bankers and international corporations on media politics, as well as strategies for business in the Middle East.

In regards to Jay Tuck’s early life, he was born in Brooklyn, New York as son of newspaper journalist Jay Nelson Tuck. He attended Wayne High School in New Jersey and studied at Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio, where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree.

During his studies he also held jobs as a student economist at the Federal Trade Commission, the US Treasury and as a social worker in Harlem. Tuck began his journalistic career at age twenty as radio reporter for WYSO, the university’s FM station.

As a recognized conscientious objector during the Vietnam War he travelled to Germany, where he served his two-year civilian service in Hamburg.

His German media career began in 1971 as a free-lancer for local TV at Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) in Hamburg, where he interviewed many entertainment personalities, including Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Mick Jagger, Leonard Cohen and Andy Warhol. 

During his 35-year-employment with ARD German Television, Tuck worked as investigative reporter, war correspondent in Iraq and Executive Producer of the daily network news magazine ARD-Tagesthemen. In 2001 he founded Airtime Dubai Ltd, an international media company based in United Arab Emirates, where he produces Arabic-language programming for 40 million viewers. As voice talent Tuck can be heard on international commercials and cinema trailers.

In addition to his impressive resume Jay Tuck is also the author of several books that were published between 1985-1987. Titles include “High-Tech Espionage” – a non-fiction book on Soviet espionage, “The T Directorate”, “The Computer War” and many more.

Furthermore as a keen long distance runner, Tuck became the first American to run the Siberian Ice Marathon in 2000, and has also participated the following two years.

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    Snowden, NSA, Cyber Warfare – The face of modern warfare:

    • Qualifications: US defence expert Jay Tuck was combat correspondent for ARD German Television in both Gulf Wars. He is author of a widely acclaimed book on electronic intelligence activities, “High-Tech Espionage” (St. Martin’s Press), published in fourteen countries. His reports on security policy, espionage activities and weapons technology appear in leading newspapers, television networks and magazines throughout Europe. In the June edition of Playboy he published an investigative report on Germany’s drone war in Afghanistan. He just returned from Holloman AFB in New Mexico, where he filmed exclusive TV footage of US killer drones for news channel N24. His talks include numerous illustrations, exclusive photographs and video.

     

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    Understanding Abu Dhabi:

    • Qualifications: Jay Tuck has deep understanding of the Middle East. As founder and CEO of Airtime Dubai, a leading media company in the region, he has produced over 250 weekly half-hour segments – in Arabic – for Al-Jazeera Television. As a businessman, he has travelled the region extensively. As combat correspondent for German Television, he reported from two Gulf Wars. As keynote speaker, he has appeared before the Chambers of Commerce in Dubai and Hamburg, the Emirates Economic Summit, as well as the World Bank.

     

    Keynote by Speaker Jay Tuck

    Aftermath of the Arab Spring:

    • Qualifications: Jay Tuck has deep understanding of the Middle East. As founder and CEO of Airtime Dubai, a leading media company in the region, he has produced over 250 weekly half-hour segments – in Arabic – for Al-Jazeera Television. As a businessman, he has travelled the region extensively. As combat correspondent for German Television, he reported from two Gulf Wars. As keynote speaker, he has appeared before the Chambers of Commerce in Dubai and Hamburg, the Emirates Economic Summit, as well as the World Bank.

     

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    Science journalism in mainstream media – Why the hysteria?

    • Qualifications: The American journalist Jay Tuck has spent his life in the newsrooms of mainstream media. He has worked at CBS News in New York and at German Television in Hamburg. For several years he has been producing “Understanding Tomorrow”, a thirty-minute television magazine on science and technology. He is networked with leading scientific institutions of the world, including Fraunhofer, MIT, Max-Planck-Institutes and the Nobel Laureates of Lindau. And he is very disturbed by irresponsible science reporting.

     

    Keynote by Speaker Jay Tuck

    Investigative reporting and social media – When news gets bad:

    Qualifications: Hear the suggestions of a reporter who covered – and uncovered – hundreds of serious scandals in politics and business for a major European broadcaster. American journalist Jay Tuck has produced over 500 documentaries and news segments for network television on subjects ranging from organized crime & espionage to political affairs & police corruption. He knows the covert tools and tricks of the trade. He also knows responsibility, having spent fourteen years as Executive News Editor of ARD-Tagesthemen, Germany’s primetime daily news program. Listen to his behind-the-scenes insight into the newsrooms of today’s media.

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