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Day 1: 20 March

ATRIUM STAGE
Registration, networking coffee and meetings
08:00-09:45
Chris Llewellyn, president and CEO of FIPP, presents the 41st FIPP World Congress in London
Special announcement
09:50-10:15
Jay Lauf, Publisher, Quartz and SVP, Atlantic Media, USA
10:15-10:40
John Wilpers, Innovation Media Consulting, USA and Marc Basté, Senior Consultant, Innovation Media Consulting, Spain
Networking coffee break
10:45-11:10
ATRIUM STAGEMITTE STAGELICHTHOF STAGE
Marketing in the age of connected consumers
11:10-11:30
Paul Berney, Co-founder and Managing Partner at mCordis and The Connected Marketer Institute, UK and USA
Whereto next for TV and online video
11:10-11:30
Adam Poulter, Managing Director: EMEA, LatAm and APAC, Vubiquity International, UK
Developing a personal brand into a media brand
11:10-11:50
Zanita Whittington, Creative Director, Photographer and Model, Zanita.com, Australia, USA and Sweden
Voice Enable all the things with Alexa Home
11:30-11:50
Max Amordeluso, EU Head of Alexa Skills Kit (ASK), Amazon, Luxembourg
11:30-11:50
Alan Saura, Audience Development Strategist, AJ+, USA
5 minute interval
11:50-11:55
Being Awesome: How AwesomenessTV builds to dominate globally
11:55-12:15
Kelly Day, Chief Digital Officer, AwesomenessTV, USA
11:55-12:15
Daniel Butler, CEO and Co-founder, Socius, UK and Norway
11:55-12:15
Nikolay Malyarov, EVP, Chief Content Officer and General Counsel PressReader, Canada
Social Platforms - Producing Content for Where People Are
12:15-12:35
Athan Stephanopoulous, President, NowThis, USA
12:15-12:35
David Chalmers, Senior Marketing Director: Europe, Cvent, UK
12:15-12:35
Birger Søiland Sales Manager, Cxense, Norway
Predictably Outperforming – How To Win The Digital Content Race In An Age Of Machine Learning
12:35-12:55
Volker Smid, Searchmetrics, Germany
How to successfully change your organisation in the age of digital transformation
12:35-12:55
Leif Jonasson, Editor-in-Chief (Komputer for Alle), Bonnier, Denmark
Data insights for modern journalist
12:35-12:55
Jon Wilks, Chief Content Officer, Content Insight, UK
Networking lunch break
12:55-14:00
14:00-14:20
Francesca Donner, Director of Times Insider, The New York Times, USA
From audience engagement to customer conversion
14:00-14:20
Sergio Liscia, Digital and Business Development Director, Wolters Kluwer, Italy
14:00-14:20
Marc Al-Hames, Managing Director, CLIQZ, Germany
How some of the world’s most iconic luxury brands innovate with immersive storytelling
14:20-14:40
John Peeters, Director of Business Development and Co-Owner, Holition, United Kingdom and The Netherlands
14:20-14:40
Andrew Losowsky, Project Lead, The Coral Project
More details to follow
14:20-14:40
Speakers
5 minute interval
14:40-14:45
14:45-15:05
Frank Dopheide, Managing Director, Handelsblatt Group, Germany
14:45-15:05
Brandon Paine, Chief Revenue Officer, Independent Journal Review, USA
How to develop strategic roadmaps for organisational and business unit transformation
14:45-15:25
Lucy Küng, Google News Initiative Senior Research Fellow, Reuters Institute for Journalism, Oxford University, UK and Switzerland
Key trends in multi-platform news innovation at NBC News
15:05-15:25
Moritz Gimbel, VP: Product, NBC Digital News, USA
Publishers as content agencies: where do we go from here?
15:05-15:25
Mark Stephens, Head of Content Marketing, The Foundry, UK
15:25-15:45
Jennifer Brandel, CEO and Co-founder, Hearken
15:25-15:45
Ian James, General Manager International, Verve Mobile, USA
Resurface evergreen content in useful, timely, relevant and shareable ways
15:25-15:45
Koos Hussem, President and CEO, X-Cago, The Netherlands
Networking coffee break
15:45-16:15
VC View: How to make digital innovation work
16:15-16:40
Zvika Orron, Venture Partner, Carmel Ventures, Israel
15:10-15:30
Edoardo Jacucci, Chief Product Officer, Bisnode, Norway
Understanding and applying emerging technologies to drive storytelling and consumer engagement
15:10-15:50
John Peeters, Director of Business Development and Co-Owner, Holition, United Kingdom and The Netherland
16:40-17:05
Christoph Schuh, Functional Board Member, Lakestar, Germany
The art of war with adblockers
16:40-17:05
Thomas Joosten, Founder and CEO, Adsurity, Germany
5-minute interval
17:05-17:10
The Washington Post experiments: how new, digital storytelling forms and strategy help build a massive and engaged audience
17:10-17:35
Jeremy Gilbert, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Washington Post, USA
Why listening, now more than ever, is crucial for designing content strategies
17:10-17:35
Steffen Konrath, Founder and CEO, Liquid Newsroom, Germany
More details to follow
17:10-17:35
PPI Media
Establishing a CNN news habit on social media
17:35-18:00
Samantha Barry, Senior Director of Social News, CNN, USA
17:35-18:00
Jack Riley, Director of Commercial and Audience Development, Huffington Post UK/AOL, UK Pia Frey, Co-Founder and Head of Publisher, Opinary, Germany
Paygates instead of paywalls – how publishers can use conversion funnels instead of rigid paywalls to lead users to paying for content
17:35-18:00
Cosmin Ene, CEO, LaterPay, Germany
Networking drinks
18:00-19:30
Free time
19:30-22:00
DIS Late Refined and Redefined
22:00-Late

Day 2: 21 March

Networking coffee and meetings
08:00-09:00
ATRIUM
Welcome
09:00-09:05
The epic battle for consumer attention in a digital world
09:05-09:30
Geoff Ramsey, Chairman and Chief Innovation Officer, eMarketer, USA
What publishers can learn from the music industry
09:30-09:55
Arnaud de Puyfontaine, CEO, Vivendi, France
5 minute interval
09:55-10:00
ATRIUM STAGEMITTE STAGELICHTHOF STAGE
10:00-10:25
Jamie Pallot, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Emblematic Group, USA
10:00-10:25
Grzegorz (Greg) Piechota, Research Associate at Harvard Business School and 2016 Nieman Fellow, Poland and USA
Ströer and Taboola: How publishers win with the open web
10:00-10:25
Taboola
Balancing destination site and distributed content strategies – what data tells us 
10:25-10:50
Sachin Kamdar, CEO and Co-Founder, Parse.ly, USA
Predictive audience building for enhanced user monetisation
10:25-10:50
Dr. Galler, Jürgen, CEO, 1plusX AG, Switzerland
Networking coffee break
10:50-11:10
Panel: Where ad spend is going, and why?
11:10-11:40
Robert Bosch, CMO, Stroër Media, Germany. Dr. Michael Karg, Ebiquity, UK. Andreas Fuhlisch, Managing Director and Partner,Mediaplus Group, Germany. Moderator: Geoff Ramsay, Chairman and Chief Innovation Officer, eMarketer, USA
Mobile news alerts and the battle for the lockscreen
11:10-11:40
Rasmus Nielsen, Director of Research, Reuters Institute, Oxford University, UK
11:10-12:00
John Wilpers, Senior Director, Innovation Media Consulting, USA, and Srini Balasubramanian, Managing Director, Ananda Vikatan, India
How Bloomberg innovates at the intersection of media and technology to create new revenue opportunities
11:40-12:00
TBC
11:40-12:00
TBC
Innovating with digital franchising and cross-border expansion to drive revenues
12:00-12:20
Soumya Sriraman, Executive Vice President of Franchise and Digital Enterprises, BBC Worldwide, USA
AI, chatbots and what it means for media
12:00-12:20
Laurie Benson, CEO, Upnexxt, UK
YourStory and why India’s Silicon Valley is fast becoming a serious global player
12:00-12:20
Shradha Sharma, Founder and CEO, YourStory, India
5-minute interval
12:20-12:25
Challenges in a highly dynamic market and how to get publishers and media agencies back to the future of advertising
12:25-12:45
Johann C. Freilinger, Head of Marketing and Sales and Co-founder, SAP XM, and Kristian Meinken, MD, pilot GmbH & Co.KG, Germany
How digital disruption fosters innovation and creates opportunities for Latin American publishers
12:25-12:45
Agustino Fontevecchia, Digital Director, Editorial Perfil, Argentina
12:25-13:05
Michael Fisher, Managing Director, AdTech Factory, Germany, and Duncan Smith, VP Media and Social, BrightGen, UK
Digital diversification and the search for new revenues
12:45-13:05
Michael Isaacs, Director of Product Marketing, Vindicia, UK
12:45-13:05
Andrés Rodríguez, President, Spain Media, Spain
Networking lunch break
13:05-14:15
Re-thinking content workflows for engaging audiences in a connected world
14:15-14:35
Gerrit Klein, CEO, Ebner Publishing Group, Germany
Winning audience and revenues with data journalism
14:15-14:35
Ole Petter Pedersen, News Editor, Kommunal Rapport, Norway
14:15-14:55
Jamshid Alamuti, Former MD Berlin School for Creative Leadership, Germany
Why digital companies should look towards China for innovation and learning
14:35-14:55
Fabian von Heimburg, Co-founder, Hotnest, China

 

14:35-14:55
Ilkka Lavas, Serial Entrepreneur and Publisher, City Magazine, Improve Media, Table Online, Finland
5-minute interval
14:55-15:00
Strength in Numbers: Combating misinformation, manipulation and outright fake news
15:00-15:20
Jenni Sargent, Managing Director, First Draft, UK
15:00-15:20
Maximilian Gall, Founder and CEO, Targetvideo, Germany
Prototyping in the newsroom
15:00-15:40
Christian Hanke, Partner, Edenspiekermann, Germany
Trustworthy social content – a valuable dimension to modern news reporting
15:20-15:40
Rachael Kennedy, Senior Journalist, Storyful, U
15:20-15:40
Wolfgang Zehrt, Consultant, Germany
Wrap
15:40

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