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The event

Now in its ninth year, DIS is an essential platform for content-driven and related companies to share digital innovations and insights. Organised by FIPP and VDZ, DIS 2016 takes place from 20-22 March in Berlin, Germany. It is a premium media conference with:

  • More than 40 leading, international speakers
  • Programme including presentations and deep-dive discussions
  • Executive level audience from around the world
  • Several networking and add-on experiences

The programme

The programme covers topics including:

  • Mergers, acquisition and other investment/growth strategies
  • Digital transformation of companies and brands
  • Innovations and trends in storytelling
  • Content marketing for media
  • Content recommendation
  • Audience engagement
  • Distributed content
  • Mobile
  • Video
  • Advertising
  • eCommerce
  • Paid content
  • Building brand verticals
  • VR, 360º videos, drone journalism and wearables

See the preliminary programme (soon to be updated with more) here.

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The speakers

Hear from top speakers including:

Pureplays and platforms:

1.    Atavist – Evan Ratliff, Co-founder, CEO and editor, USA

2.    Contently – Shane Snow, Chief Content Officer and Co-founder, USA

3.    Google – Nick Harthan, Global Product Partnerships, Singapore

4.    Mic – Chris Altchek, CEO and Co-founder, USA

5.    ReadWrite and Wearable World – Redg Snodgrass, CEO, USA

6.    Refinery29 – Kate Ward, VP International, UK

7.    Panoply, The Slate Network – Andy Bowers, Chief Content Officer, USA

8.    POLITICO – Matthew Kaminski, Executive Editor Europe, Belgium

9.    The Next Web – Patrick de Laive, Co-founder, The Netherlands

Multi-platform media companies:

1.    Axel Springer – Jens Müffelmann, President: US, USA

2.    Burda – Martin Weiss, MD digital brands international, Germany

3.    Hearst Magazines International – Duncan Edwards, President and CEO, USA

4.    Immediate Media Co., Weddings Network – Matthew Gerry, Managing Director, UK

5.    Ringier Africa – Julian Artopé, Director, Kenya

6.    Schibsted – Torry Pedersen, CEO and Editor and member of the board at Schibsted ASA, Norway

7.    Time Inc. – Colin Bodell, Executive Vice-president and Chief Technology Officer, USA

Multi-platform media brands:

1.    Bild – Stefan Betzold, MD Digital, Germany

2.    Financial Times – Renée Kaplan, Head of Audience Engagement, UK

3.    National Geographic – Yulia Boyle, SVP of International Publishing, USA

4.    Paris Match – Olivier Royant, Editor-in-chief, France

5.    The Economist – Mark Cripps, EVP of Digital and Brands, USA

6.    The New Yorker – Henry Finder, Editorial Director, USA

7.    The New York Times, T Brand Studio International – Kaylee King-Balentine, Director, UK

Other experts:

1.    BuzzFeed Open Labs – Ben Kreimer, Beta fellow, USA

2.    GE – Sam Olstein, Global Director of Innovation, USA

3.    Holtzbrinck Digital – Markus Schunk, CEO/Chairman, Germany

4.    Razorfish – Alina Hückelkamp, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Germany

5.    Rubicon Project – Jay Stevens, GM International, UK

6.    Sourcepoint – Ben Barokas, Founder and CEO, USA

7.    The Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Stanford University – Tanja Aitamurto, Deputy Director, USA

8.    The Reuters Institute of Journalism at Oxford University – Lucy Küng, Research fellow, Switzerland

9.    USC Annenberg School of Journalism – Robert Hernandez, Associate Professor, USA

See the list of confirmed speakers (to date) here.

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The delegates

DIS has become a feature event for senior executives from media businesses, technology innovators and solution providers. It offers an opportunity get out of the office and congregate in trendy Berlin to share ideas, learn about emerging trends, see new concepts in action and network. Read how others have benefited from attending DIS in the past.

DIS attracts mid and senior executives across a range of business functions and from different parts of the world, providing a truly international, engaging experience. 2016 will be no different.

Delegates from Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine, UK, USA and Vietnam have already registered to attend. They have positions such as:

1.    Chairman/Chairwoman

2.    Chief Creative Officer

3.    Chief Content Officer

4.    Chief Digital Officer

5.    Chief Executive Officer

6.    Chief Operating Officer

7.    Commercial Director

8.    Data Scientist

9.    Digital Director

10. Director of Product

11. Editorial Director

12. Editor-in-Chief

13. Founder (and Co-founder)

14. Head of Business Development

15. Head of CRM/Customer Data

16. Head of Digital

17. Head of Investment

18. Head of Marketing

19. Head of Social Media

20. Management Consultant

21. Managing Director

22. Owner

23. President

24. Publisher

25. Publishing Director

26. Regional Director

27. Senior Developer

28. Senior Partner

29. SVP: Product and Innovation

30. VP: Technology and Business Development

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