Luana Florentino worked for OBS for over a year as the Broadcast Training Programme Assistant for the Rio 2016 Games. She has joined OBS team in Madrid as the BTP and Training coordinator in January 2017, being responsible for the planning and coordination of the project, including liaising with the partner universities, organising presentations, workshops and all training resources, processing applications and overseeing the operation of the Programme during Games-time.
Luana has a degree in Social Communications with a major in Public Relations from the Federal University of Paraná, and was introduced to the sports broadcast field when worked as the Broadcast Venue Manager Assistant in Curitiba during the FIFA World Cup in 2014.
Jim Owens has worked and taught in the television industry for more than 30 years. He has been involved in the broadcast of 14 Olympic Games and has been training students to work in broadcasting the Olympics since 1984.
Owens has served as the author or co-author of several textbooks on television production, including Television Sports Production, Television Production, and the Video Production Handbook. He has also published over 30 articles in industry-specific magazines in the USA and Europe and has taught television production workshops in universities in eight countries. Owens is currently the Dean of the School of Communication Arts at Asbury University, USA, where he has taught since 1981.