UBM Appoints Ray Le Maistre Editor-in-Chief of Light Reading
NEW YORK, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — UBM has appointed Ray Le Maistre as editor-in-chief at online telecom publication Light Reading (www.lightreading.com), the premier source for telecom industry analysis that leads its sector in terms of traffic, content and reputation.
Le Maistre, formerly the publication’s International Managing Editor, will now be responsible for overseeing Light Reading’s content strategy and managing an international team of dedicated, experienced staff and contributors. Le Maistre, who has been with Light Reading since 2002, is based in the U.K. and has more than 20 years of business technology publishing experience.
“It’s a tremendous honor to be appointed editor-in-chief at Light Reading, which enjoys a great reputation in the industry for its independent and relevant content. The telecom sector is experiencing significant and exciting change and that’s going to be reflected in the way Light Reading serves and interacts with the global communications industry community,” said Le Maistre. “To paraphrase Spinal Tap‘s Nigel Tufnel, we’re about to turn the Light Reading dial up to 11 – that’s one louder.”
Le Maistre’s promotion has been extremely well received by telecom industry executives. “Ray has always had an irreverent and refreshing take on the world of telecom, networks and technology. His ability, dare I say charm, to wheedle the story out makes interviewing both a challenge and a lot of fun,” said Matthew Finnie, CTO at Interoute, a leading provider of pan-European cloud and network services.
The appointment is also supported at the highest level within UBM. “I am delighted that Ray Le Maistre has been appointed editor-in-chief at Light Reading,” said Adrian Barrick, Chief Content Officer for UBM plc. “During the past 13 years, Light Reading has built a reputation for fearless reporting, being first to identify the issues that really matter for telecom professionals, and stimulating frank and honest debate. For much of that time, Ray has tenaciously championed improvements in Light Reading’s coverage – and now, as editor-in-chief, I know he has exciting plans to make the site even more valuable, at a time of momentous change for the industry,” added Barrick. “Indeed, I am confident that Ray is capable of producing more or less anything – except, perhaps, a misogynistic heavy metal album called ‘Smell the Glove.’”
Ray Le Maistre
Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading
About Light Reading (www.lightreading.com)
Light Reading combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 300,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content and reputation. Light Reading produces targeted communications events and focused one-day conferences each year for cable, mobile and wireline executives across five continents. As part of the Light Reading Communications Network (www.lrcn.com), Light Reading leverages the industry’s most trusted telecom research brands, Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research, to contribute to the only integrated business information platform serving the $4 trillion global communications industry.
About UBM plc
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com
SOURCE Light Reading