In our continuing series celebrating the AFL season and the launch of the updated ESPNfootytips app that Seventh Beam worked on alongside Codeware and ESPN Australia, we have entered a Celebrity Tipper into the Footy Tips global competition. Each week we will be inviting various industry leaders to provide their tips for the round along with their top tip in life, and their top tip at work.
Going in to round 2 we have a score of 5: ESPNfootytips AFL Ladder
This week we have;
Valerio has had a long and varied journey across all aspects in the media, starting with his first contract as a radio news journalist in the mining town of Kalgoorlie back in the late 90s.
Since then he’s worked across the country for almost every major broadcasting company, succumbing to his geeky tendencies with a deliberate move into digital media as he saw the disruption coming to wreak havoc on the traditional media business model.
But it was an incredibly fortunate trip to cover the 2006 World Cup in Germany while at ninemsn that reset the trajectory of his career yet again, and he hasn’t looked back. Since then he has diversified his expertise away from purely editorial and is now as confident discussing APIs, load balancers and cache servers as he is writing a TV script.
His twitter profile proudly proclaims he’s a ‘journo gone geek’ and he has never let go of his love of a great story. Just don’t talk to him about Italy not being at the 2018 World Cup.
Valerio’s Top tip in Life
If you want to be sad, live in the past
If you want to be anxious, live in the future
If you want to be peaceful, live in the now
Valerio’s Top tip at Work
Follow your passions and it will never feel like work
Valerio’s Round 2 Tips:
Adelaide v Richmond
Nth Melbourne v St Kilda
Carlton v Gold Coast
Collingwood v GWS Giants
Brisbane Lions v Melbourne
Fremantle v Essendon (I can’t tip against my Dockers at home!)
Western Bulldogs v West Coast Eagles
Sydney Swans v Port Adelaide
Geelong v Hawthorn
Join the fun, and get your tips in ESPNfootytips