Update on DIS programme, speakers, delegates and experience

Now in its 9th year, DIS is a premium event for executives in media, technology and related fields. DIS 2016 will feature more than 50 world-class speakers and a record number of attendees from around the world. You can join them too, by booking today (our standard rate is available until 15 March).

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The programme and speakers

Over the years, the DIS has been established as the place in Europe to hear about the future of media and technology from the innovators who are driving change. They help delegates make sense of opportunities available and to come, and how to make digital innovations count.

Made up of three presenter stages, the 2016 programme features speakers from pureplays, platforms, legacy newspaper and magazine media groups/brands, solution providers and specialist experts in their fields. 

There will be individual presentations, panel discussions, fireside chats and deep-dive masterclasses. Here are some of the speakers with the broad themes they’ll discuss:

  • Digital transformation, market expansion and investing in digital growth: Hearst, Schibsted, Centaur Media, Axel Springer, Ringier, Immediate Media Co. and Holtzbrinck Digital
  • Platforms, distributed content, audience engagement and data: Facebook, Twitter (emphasis on live video, with Periscope), Google (with an emphasis on the AMP Project), BILD, Financial Times, Atavist, The Economist, GE, Contently and Blackwood Seven
  • Media, tech, product and storytelling innovation: The Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Stanford University, the Reuters Institute of Journalism at Oxford University, Mic, Refinery29, The Next Web, Buro 24/7, Innovation Media Consulting, Time Inc., Hubert Burda Media and Wearable IoT World, National Geographic, BuzzFeed Open Labs, The New Yorker, Paris Match, USC Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism, Axel Springer’s upday and OneFootball
  • Monetisation strategies: Razorfish, Mediacom, The New York Times’ T-Brand Studio, Golf Digest (with an emphasis on video), G+J, Sourcepoint, The Media Trust, The Rubicon Project, SAP, Vindicia, CeleraOne, LaterPay, PressReader and Southern Methodist University

See the programme (subject to minor changes) online:

·       Pre-summit, Sunday 20 March (pre-booked tours and drinks)

·       Day 1, Monday 21 March

·       Day 2, Tuesday 22 March

See the latest list of confirmed speakers here.

The attendees

Executives from media businesses, technology innovators and solution providers converge at DIS to share ideas, learn about emerging trends and see new concepts in action.

Attracting 600-700 senior executives from more than 35 countries who congregate in Berlin, a vibrant, always evolving city that is also at the heart of Europe’s startup culture.

With the event a premium conference, DIS attracts a quality audience and with plenty of opportunity for networking, this is as compelling a reason for joining us in Berlin as is the Summit programme.

Join delegates already confirmed from companies such as Axel Springer, Bloomberg, Bonnier Media, Boston Consulting Group, Condé Nast, Dennis Publishing, Facebook, FT, G+J, Google, Hearst, Jaunt, Liquid Newsroom, Media24, Mic, National Geographic, Refinery29, Salesforce, Sanoma, SAP, Schibsted, Spiegel, Taboola, The Economist, The New York Times, Time Inc., Times Media Group, Twitter and Xing, to name a few. Read testimonials from previous attendees here, and see videos and photos from previous events.

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The experience

Apart from the top-notch programme and international speakers, delegates also have the option to book for add-on experiences such as:

  • Our Meet the Founder Tour of Berlin Startups or Alternative Berlin Experience (both on Sunday afternoon 20 March) – limited spaces still available – read more here
  • Opening drinks (Sunday evening 20 March) – unfortunately now sold out
  • DIS Late Refined or DIS Late Redefined (Monday evening 21 March) – a few places remaining for DIS Late Refined only

Book for these when you register to attend DIS.

Sponsorship opportunities

Only a few, select sponsor opportunities remain. To take advantage of these remaining opportunities, get in touch with John Schlaefli and Lutz Druege urgently.

Sign up to join us in Berlin

For more information, including how to save more if you book a delegation to the DIS, visit innovators-summit.com or contact Anja Mumm.

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