Schibsted SVP, ReadWrite & Wearable World CEO join DIS line-up

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The latest speakers to be confirmed are Pierre-Francois Marteau SVP of Strategy, Governance and Growth at Schibsted Classified Media (SCM) and Redg Snodgrass, CEO of ReadWrite and Wearable World. 

They join speakers from the likes of Axel Springer, BuzzFeed Open Lab, Centaur Media, Fusion, Hearst, Innovation Media Consulting, Hubert Burda Media, MediaCom, Paris Match, Razorfish, Reuters Institute of Journalism, Refinery 29, Ringier, Rubicon Project, SourcePoint, The Economist and Time Inc. See all the names below.

Why attend?

Over the years the DIS has been established as the premium event in Europe for anyone, an essential platform for content-driven media to share digital insights and innovations.

In March 2015, the DIS attracted more than 600 executive level delegates from more than 30 countries, making it the biggest DIS yet. So far this year we have had more than double the registrations for DIS 2016 compared to the same time last year, setting the 2016 event on course to be even bigger than before.

Because of its digital and innovation focus, international participation and quality of the audience, the DIS provides an excellent platform for learning from and networking with media colleagues from around the world.

Thanks to the quality of the programme and speakers, the DIS truly helps move thinking. Take for example what the CEO of a large UK media group told us this week:

“I’ve attended and spoken at DIS numerous times over the years and each year I find the summit both thought-provoking and useful. I can think of several occasions when we’ve changed the approach or direction of specific projects as a direct result of insight or thinking from some of the sessions.”*

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Confirmed DIS 2016 speaker list

1. Alina Hückelkamp, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Razorfish, Germany

2. Andrea Vidler, CEO, Centaur Media, UK

3. Ben Barokas, Founder and CEO, SourcePoint, USA

4. Ben Kreimer, journalism technologist and beta fellow at BuzzFeed’s Open Lab Fellowship, USA 

5. Colin Bodell, Executive VP and Chief Technology Officer, Time Inc., USA

6. Duncan Edwards, President and CEO, Hearst Magazines International, USA

7. Jan-Eric Peters, Chief Product Officer, upday/Axel Springer, Germany

8. Jay Stevens, GM International, Rubicon Project, UK

9. John Wilpers, Senior Director, Innovation Media Consulting, USA

10. Juan Señor, Partner, Innovation Media Consulting, UK

11. Julian Artopé, Director, Ringier Africa, Kenya

12. Kate Ward, VP International, Refinery 29, USA

13. Lucy Küng, research fellow at the Reuters Institute of Journalism, Oxford University, Switzerland

14. Mark Cripps, EVP Digital and Brands, The Economist, UK

15. Martin Weiss, Managing Director Digital Brands International, Hubert Burda Media, Germany

16. Oliver Blecken, Chief Operating Officer, MediaCom, Germany

17. Olivier Royant, Editor in Chief, Paris Match, France

18. Pierre-Francois Marteau, SVP of Strategy, Governance and Growth, Schibsted Classified Media, Germany

19. Ralf Kaumanns, independent advisor: digital businesses, growth, Germany

20. Redg Snodgrass, CEO, ReadWrite and Wearable World, USA

21. Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA

22. Tim Pool, Director of Media Innovation, Fusion, USA

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* James Tye, CEO of Dennis in the UK, sharing his thoughts on the DIS with FIPP this week.

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