21-24 March 2015, Berlin

with the main Summit 23-24 March

USA Tour

Amazing Program, Speakers and Networking at DIS 2015!

The DIS programme is full of insights and features topics such as:

  • Future of the Content Business
  • Stories of Transformation
  • Thriving with Digital First
  • Innovation Process, Management and Culture
  • Utilizing Big Data
  • Growth through Social Media
  • Digital Services
  • Paid Content
  • Subscriptions
  • Programmatic Selling
  • Creativity in Digital Ads
  • Audience Engagement
  • Mobile
  • Video
  • Innovation through Startups
  • Evolving Ecosystem for Media and News
  • Dealing with Data Regulation
  • and more!


Confirmed speakers are from companies and brands such as The Economist, Aller Media, The Daily Best, BBC Worldwide, Blendle, EMAP, Elsevier, Pinterest, Hearst, LinkedIn, Google, Harvard Business Review, d.school at Stanford University, Say Media, F+W, Piano Media, Rocket Space, Google, Hewlett Packard and more. See the list here.


Apart from speaker sessions, the programme also includes specialist workshops – open to anyone to attend but with limited space available – two on innovation and one on publisher strategies in the face of tougher data regulation.


We are expecting more than 500 media executives and managers from around the world in Berlin. Registered participants up to now are from more than 25 countries and 90 companies including: 
A-lehdet, Alfons Gentner, Aller Media, Axel Springer, Condé Nast, Dennis Publishing, Ebner Verlag, Edipresse, Egmont, Elsevier, Gruner + Jahr, Google, Gulf News, Handelsblatt, Harvard Business Review, Haymarket, Heise, Hubert Burda Media, Hearst, Immediate Media, LinkedIn, Marquard Media, Mondadori, Motor Presse Stuttgart, Pinterest, Prisma Media, Sanoma Media, SPIEGEL, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Teknisk Ukeblad, Time Inc, Tomorrow Focus, UBM, Vogel Business Media, Zeitverlag
and more.

DIS 2015 Programme Overview

DIS 2015 will run 4 days from 21 - 24 March 2015 with the main summit on 23 - 24 March 2015. Here is an overview to give you a sense of the programme.


Saturday, 21 March 2015
- Start of Media Hack Day Hackathon*


Sunday, 22 March 2015
- Media Hack Day Hackathon presentations*
Meet the Founder Berlin startup tour*
- Evening Reception for all Summit attendees


Monday, 23 March 2015
- Main Summit, Day 1 Conference Programme 


Tuesday, 24 March 2015
- Main Summit, Day 2 Conference Programme
- Meet the Founder Berlin startup tour*


Items not included in Main Summit registration. Meet the Founder requires separate registration.

We hope to see you in Berlin!


And remember to follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Google+ for updates!


Pernille Aalund
Innovation Director, Aller Media A/S
John Avlon
Co-Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Beast
Jim Bilton
Managing Director, Wessenden Marketing and Brandlab Research
Marten Blankesteijn
Founder and CEO, Blendle
Natasha Christie-Miller
Matt Crystal
Head of International, Pinterest
Gary Ellis
Chief Digital Officer, Hearst Magazines International
Justin Ferrell
Fellowships Director, The Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford
Lutz Finger
Director Data Science and Data Engineeering, LinkedIn
Mengting Gao
Managing Director and Co-Founder, Kitchen Stories
Richard Gingras
Senior Director of News and Social Products, Google
Mitch Green
Director of Product Management, Digital Publishing, Adobe
Eric Hellweg
MD Digital Strategy, Harvard Business Review
Jan Krog Henningsen
Head of Business Development at Aller Innovation, Aller Media
Mike Hewitt
Managing Director, Adaugeo Media
Svein-Erik Hole
Editor-in-Chief, TU.no
Aljoscha Kaplan
Partner _MEDIATE
Barry Kelly
CEO and Co-Founder, Thought Industries
Chris Kerwin
Head of UK Publishing, BBC Worldwide
Kai Kight
Violinist, Composer, Speaker
Daniel Knapp
Director, Advertising, IHS Technology
Kelly Leach
CEO, Piano Media
Juliane Leopold
Editor-in-Chief, Buzzfeed Germany
Joshua Macht
Group Publisher, Harvard Business Review
Michele McConomy
Vice President and General Manager RocketX, RocketSpace
Gary Merrett
COO and Co-Founder, Datamonk
Jan Moberg
CEO and Publisher, TU.no
Philipp Graf Montgelas
Managing Director, Readly Germany
Katja Nettesheim
Founder and Managing Director, _MEDIATE
David Nussbaum
Chairman and CEO, F+W
Thorsten Petter
Managing Director and Co-Founder, Plenigo
Robin Raven
VP Product Management, Digital Solutions, The Economist Group
Juan Señor
Partner, Innovation Media Consulting Group
Alan South
Innovation Practitioner
Philip Thomas
Chief Executive, Lions Festivals
Alexander van Boetzelaer
Managing Director R&D Solutions, Elsevier
Shane Wall
Chief Technology Officer, Hewlett-Packard
John Wilpers
Senior Director, Innovation Media Consulting (USA)

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