Alex Connock

Fellow in Management Practice

  • Alexander.Connock@sbs.ox.ac.uk

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Dr Alex Connock is a specialist in Media and AI.

Alex is Fellow in Management Practice at Saïd Business School, and co-director of the Oxford Diploma in Artificial Intelligence for Business. 

He teaches marketing at undergraduate, graduate and executive education levels, and the MBA elective on Media, Arts and Entertainment. He has a PhD in video optimisation for e-commerce, and is writing a textbook about  media business models and AI. Alex is also a Lecturer at St Hugh’s College, Oxford, in Management, and Senior Tutor at the UK’s National Film and Television School of the Creative Entrepreneurship Masters degree. He has degrees from Oxford, Columbia, INSEAD and Salford.  

Commercially, Alex has created and grown several media companies and has been shortlisted six times as Entrepreneur of the Year. Between 1998 and 2011 he co-founded, and ran as CEO, the media group Ten Alps (now Zinc Media) with Bob Geldof - producing hundreds of programmes for UK and international broadcasters, as well as substantial digital and branded content output, including the UK government's Teachers TV project.

From 2012-17 he was Managing Director of TV and digital production business Endemol Shine North (now Workerbee). Most recently he founded Missile, specialised in targeted content for e-commerce. He has worked directly for BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and PEOPLE Magazine, and for hundreds of commercial clients and broadcasters via his production companies. 

Alex is Vice-Chair of UNICEF UK, a director at The Halle Orchestra and a voting member at BAFTA.


  • Media business
  • Artificial Intelligence in media
  • Content marketing for e-commerce

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