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DIS 2017 in Berlin

The 10th Digital Innovators’ Summit 2017 takes place from 19-21 March (main Summit on 20 and 21 March) in Berlin, Germany. DIS is organised by FIPP, the network for global media, and VDZ, the German Publishers Association. See more at innovators-summit.com.

Register now for DIS 2017

Day 1: Monday 21 March

MAIN STAGE
Registration, coffee and networking
08:30-09:25
Welcome
09:25-09:30
Extreme makeover: How Hearst transformed itself, and what’s in store next
09:30-09:55
Mission possible: from legacy publishing to modern media business, how customers are shaping our future
09:55-10:20
Innovation in its DNA: Schibsted’s journey to global digital media leader
10:20-10:45
Coffee and networking
10:40-11:15
MAIN STAGEMITTE STAGELICHTHOF STAGE
Common factors driving the most innovative digital news businesses in the world
11:15-11:40
Play to work: telling stories through drones and 360º videos
11:15-11:40
DEEP-DIVE: Big data innovation in media planning
11:15-12:00
How a Russian luxury lifestyle brand is growing through the world
11:40-12:00
The transformative impact of Virtual Reality
11:40-12:00
Refinery29 built a loyal, modern female audience on mobile in the US. Now eyes are set on Europe
12:00-12:20
Kate Ward, VP international, Refinery29, UK (NOT AVAILABLE)
Fireside chat: Here’s why AGFA is eyeing mobile publishing
12:00-12:20

Breather/swap
12:20-12:25
From acquisition to successful integration and unlocking healthy growth in a special interest category
12:25-12:45
The rise and rise of podcasting in a mobile-dominated world
12:25-12:45
DEEP-DIVE: Designing workflows to take full charge of digital transformation
12:25-13:05
Monetisation through surfacing the right content to the right audience, at scale
12:25-12:45
Adam Singolda, CEO and Founder, Taboola, USA
Lucy Kung deep dive
12:25-12:45
Lunch and networking
13:05-14:05
How Time Inc. innovates with technology to ignite current and new business
14:05-14:25
PANEL: Different strategies to develop paid content success
14:05-14:45
Dr. Falk Florian-Henrich, CEO and Founder, CeleraOne, Germany Cosmin Ene, CEO, LaterPay, Germany Kris Nagel, SVP and monetisation industry expert, Vindicia, USA Nikolay Malyarov, EVP, chief content officer & general counsel, PressReader, Canada
Get inside Axel Springer’s Data Innovation Project: what, how and why
14:05-14:45
Jana Moser, Head of Data Innovation, Axel Springer, Germany
Building Burda’s digital footprint around the world
14:25:14:45
Innovation and expansion at POLITICO: the Europe view
14:45-15:05
From subscription to membership: what publishers need to know
14:45-15:05

Breather/Swap
15:05-15:10
Building Contently at the intersection of storytelling, journalism and tech
15:10-15:30
The shift to mobile and distributed content: get on top of changing content consumption habits
15:10-15:30
Stefan Betzold, MD digital, BILD, Germany
DEEP-DIVE: Digital Ecosystem: What you don’t know can hurt you
15:10-15:50
Content marketing on steroids
15:30-15:50
How FT engages users and ‘co-opts’ them into the journalism process with its ‘audience-first’ approach
15:30-15:50
How the New York Times helps power brands tell authentic stories
15:50-16:10
Engaging audiences through telling stories, beautifully
15:50-16:10

Coffee and Networking
16:10-16:40
Axel Springer’s digital content expansion into the US
16:40-17:05
Jens Müffelmann, President US, Axel Springer, USA (NOT AVAILABLE)
Investing in digital: how to think like a VC
17:05-17:30
Marcus Schunk, CEO Holtzbrinck Digital and EVP Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, Germany (SESSION CANCELLED)
The power of 7: key themes in content-driven media innovation today
17:30-18:00
It's a wrap for Day 1
18:00
DIS EARLY(all)
18:00-19:00
DIS Late REDEFINED(pre-booked)
21:00-
DIS Late REFINED(pre-booked)
21:30-

Day 2: Tuesday 22 March

MAIN STAGE
Registration, coffee and networking
08:00-09:00
Welcome
09:00-09:05
Worlds colliding: wearable tech and the media
09:05-09:30
Innovating through storytelling the National Geographic way
09:30-09:55
FIRESIDE CHAT: Agency and brand perspectives on the blurring of media lines
09:55-10:25
Dirk Fromm, COO, Mediacom, Germany Alina Hückelkamp, chief strategy and innovation officer, Razorfish, Germany
Inside GE’s content innovation hub: engaging audiences through disruptive content projects
10:25-10:50
Coffee and networking
10:50-11:30
MAIN STAGEMITTE STAGELICHTHOF STAGE
How The New Yorker’s investment in quality content has users turning over dollars
11:30-11:50
Strategies to combat ad blocking and increase ad effectiveness
11:30-11:50
DEEP-DIVE: The case for collaborative publisher partnerships in tech
11:30-12:30
Inside the ever-evolving content operation at Paris Match
11:50-12:10
How G+J combats ad blocking and improves user satisfaction
11:30-11:50
How Golf Digest scored an eagle with its investment into video, newsletters and the mobile web
11:50-12:10
Inside Time Inc. UK’s media innovation lab
11:30-11:50
Richard Giddings, Technology and Product Engineering, and Andrew Sanders, Digital Sales, Time Inc. UK
Breather/Swap
12:30-12:35
What you should know about developing trends in the world of programmatic advertising
12:35-12:55
Building a pureplay tech brand into a vertical multi-platform success
12:35-12:55
DEEP-DIVE: Trends in Media Innovation: 5 ways of storytelling with crowdsourcing and virtual reality
12:35-12:55
Digital Transformation: Challenges and Opportunities for the Advertising Industry
12:55-13:15
News for millennials: audience engagement at Mic
12:55-13:15
Chris Altchek, CEO and co-founder, Mic, USA
Lunch and networking
13:15-14:15
MAIN STAGEMITTE STAGELICHTHOF STAGE
The future of mobile and content players’ place within this world: The Google Perspective
14:15-14:35
Nick Harthan, global partnerships, Google, Singapore
DEEP-DIVE: Mixing journalism and technology in ‘the mad scientist’s lab’
14:15-14:55

Beyond launch: Axel Springer’s plans for its upday play
14:35-14:55
Breather/Swap
14:55-15:00
Engaging new audiences in the mobile-first continent: Ringier’s digital foray into Africa
15:00-15:20
Julian Artopé, director, Ringier Africa, Kenya (NOT AVAILABLE)
DEEP-DIVE: The good, the bad and the ugly of distributed content strategies
15:00-15:40

The power of live
15:20-15:40
Rowan Barnett, Head of Media Partnerships EMEA, Twitter, Germany
It's a wrap
15:40-15:45

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  • How subscriptions became a driver of profit at The Economist

    Subscriptions have become The Economist’s biggest income stream in the past seven years. Michael Brunt, chief marketing officer and managing director, circulation at The Economist explains how they managed to transform the 174-year old title’s circulation business into the biggest driver of profits.

    9th Nov 2017 Features
  • The state of brand licensing around the world

    Recently, there has been a period of time where there was somewhat of a slow-down in international brand activity as companies focused on shoring up their bases. However, this year we have seen an increasing number of reports surfacing about media companies adopting a more global outlook again – at least in certain segments. Does this mean a renewed focus on brand licensing, and in what form? And what is the outlook as we head into 2018?

    13th Nov 2017 Features
  • CDS Global and Zeddit announce tech partnership to help publishers grow print magazine subscriptions

    CDS Global and Zeddit announced a strategic technology partnership in the UK and Australia to provide advanced subscriber conversion capabilities for print magazine publishers. The partnership will focus on improving the conversion of visitors to magazine websites into subscribers for CDS Global clients.

    13th Nov 2017 Industry News
  • How Egmont is reaping rewards from creating ALT.dk

    One of the biggest drives for publishers in the past decade or two have been transitioning their print content to digital. For some it is all about maintaining the magazine's brand essence online, yet others have enjoyed success in amalgamating print publications to create new web first brands.

    13th Nov 2017 Features
  • Why content should be created specific to each platform

    Publishers’ growing urge to be platform agnostic needs to be balanced by focussed efforts to ensure content remains platform specific.

    13th Nov 2017 Features

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