It’s not too late to join the exclusive Digital Innovators’ USA Tour (DI Tour) to San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Seattle, hotbeds of digital ideas and innovation worldwide, taking place on 18-23 May.
The DI Tour will present you with perspectives on many of the predominant media and technology trends.
You will hear first-hand what established and emerging companies see next, and to consider how you might exploit these opportunities to the benefit of your own company.
You will meet founders, investors and other business leaders from a range of companies, allowing you to deeply engage with them in an intimate setting. By meeting tomorrow’s trends today, you can stay ahead of the competition.
The tour is brought to you by the hosts of the annual Digital Innovators’ Summit in Berlin, Germany – FIPP, the worldwide magazine media association, VDZ, the German publishers association and eMediaSF from San Francisco in the USA.
Places are strictly limited, and time will soon run out to other senior executive magazine media business leaders on the tour.
Take a look at the programme below and then email Anja Mumm to register for one of the final places available.
Come away inspired!
Sunday 18 May – Seattle
Individual arrival at the Edgewater Hotel in Seattle and welcome dinner .
Monday 19 May – Seattle
UIEvolution develops connected screen experiences for clients in the hospitality, automotive and media industries. UIEvolution will present their platforms and user experiences for automotive and connected products and discuss how content and service providers can take part.
Scout has developed a solution that transforms usage data into predictive analytics and automations that help engage customers proactively and at scale in real time to increase monetization. Meet with the Vice President of Product Strategy to hear more about how Scout approaches the retention and monetization of users.
Synapse is a product development and design company that works with companies to develop products and experiences that transform brands and the way people live. The group will tour the facilities to get a sense of the entrepreneurial culture.
Innovega is developing iOptik, the next generation of wearable display technology that enables users to see high resolution images with a transparent wide field of view. If you think Google Glass is innovative, you haven’t met iOptik yet!
Tuesday 20 May – Seattle / San Francisco
Mixpo has developed a platform that simplifies the creation, deployment and measurement of multiscreen video advertising. Executives from Mixpo will share insights on trends and developments in ad technology and video as well as multiscreen video best practices and case studies.
Fly from Seattle to San Francisco
Wednesday 21 May – San Francisco / Silicon Valley
Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) is a venture capital firm. It has backed companies in a variety of fields including mobile, commerce, cloud, big data and consumer Internet. Internet companies it has invested in include Twitter, AdMob, FourSquare, Skype, Tumblr, PubMatic and Glam Media. We will be meeting with one of the founders, Tim Draper, and also visit Draper University, which trains aspiring young entrepreneurs from around the world.
Q&A lunch meeting with David Liu, Co-Head of Digital Media and Internet Investment Banking at Jefferies. Mr. Liu has over 20 years of experience covering U.S. and Asian technology companies and will provide insights into the trends and developments that he currently sees in the digital media industry. David Liu is one of the sharpest minds in the industry and will no doubt captivate you with his analyses and insights.
Facebook has a global audience of more than 1.2 billion users. It seeks to provide its users with more reasons to stay on its platform and that involves, in part, content. We will have the opportunity to tour the Facebook campus and meet with the director of partnerships who will talk about the ways media companies can leverage Facebook and share more about the new Paper app.
Distroscale has developed a scalable platform to buy, deliver, manage and measure native content and advertising across web, social, mobile and video. The Co-founders and VP of publisher development will share insights into native content and how it can generate revenue for publishers efficiently.
Thursday 22 May – San Francisco / Silicon Valley
The Tapsense platform is focused on monetising mobile apps through advertising, including native ads. The Co-founder and CEO will provide insights into trends and strategies for deploying mobile native ads and monetisation opportunities. He will also talk about ways publishers can approach RTB (Real Time Bidding) and programmatic demand for their apps.
Pereira & O’Dell is one of the “Top 10 most innovative companies in advertising in the world”, according to Fast Company. We will hear how this creative ad agency taps into today’s digital, social and interconnected culture and combines it with storytelling to create outstanding campaigns that go viral and win international awards. A tour of the offices of Pereira&O’Dell, which are nearly as creative and memorable as its campaigns, completes the visit.
Livefyre helps publishers and other companies integrate social content into their offerings and advertising. It has built a social CMS platform that helps companies engage and monetize consumers through a combination of real-time conversation, social curation and social advertising across multiple channels. Livefyre has expanded its capabilities with the acquisition of the storytelling platform Storify and social analytics from Realtidbits.
Matter is start-up accelerator and early stage venture capital firm that supports and invests specifically in media entrepreneurs building ventures that make society more informed, connected, and empowered. For entrepreneurs accepted into its five month long accelerator program, Matter provides investment, working environment, access to industry-leading mentors, organizations, and investors, and a highly collaborative community and culture designed to help the entrepreneurs be user-centered, prototype-driven, and fail quickly to succeed sooner. The CEO will provide a tour and overview of Matter followed by a Q&A session.
Friday 23 May – San Francisco / Silicon Valley
RocketSpace provides an office based ecosystem for tech entrepreneurs and start-ups. RocketSpace surrounds them with resources that they need to grow including unique access to corporate brands, venture capital, partnerships, speakers, mentoring, and talent. RocketSpace also offers a corporate innovation program that brings together start-ups and corporate brands as well as a Developer Bootcamp that trains developers and entrepreneurs. Companies such as Uber, Spotify, Zappos, Leap Motion, Kabam, Snip.it and Podio have been part of RocketSpace. Corporate innovation partners include Samsung, Deutsche Telekom, Microsoft, Pearson and General Motors. The CEO of RocketSpace will talk about how they see the current start-up scene and how 100+ corporations are connecting with start-ups via its Corporate Innovation Program.
All meetings will be conducted in English.
Don’t miss the opportunity to meet tomorrow’s trends today.
Visit the website for more information about the DI Tour or register by emailing Anja Munn with your contact details.