20-22 March 2016, Berlin

with the main Summit 21-22 March


DIS 2016

20 - 22 March 2016

“The DIS is the essential
platform for content-driven
businesses to share digital
insights and innovations”

Main Summit
21 - 22 March 2016
USA Tour
Berlin Tours

A must for anyone concerned with innovating towards the future of media

Digital media is evolving at an incredible pace. New platforms and business models are emerging all the time.  Sometimes it is hard keeping up with the speed of all the changes.


That’s why FIPP and VDZ’s Digital Innovators’ Summit (DIS), is a must for anyone in the B2C and B2B media industries. It is the place to hear about the future of media and technology from the innovators who are driving change.


The next DIS takes place from 20-22 March 2016 in Berlin, Germany.


Here's what James Tye, CEO of Dennis in the UK, says about the DIS:

"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."



Pre-agenda offer available (for a limited time)


Register today with our discounted pre-agenda offer (saving you at least €800 on the final rate), available for a limited period only. (When you register, make sure you take a look at the great add-on experiences we have on offer too!).


Who has registered so far?


A record number of delegates from 25 countries have already taken advantage of this offer. They include CEOs, Chief Digital Officers, Managing Directors, heads of department and more.


An update on DIS2016 speakers

We are well on our way with developing the agenda and confirming speakers for DIS 2016. Latest confirmed speakers are from companies such as Axel Springer, BuzzFeed Open Lab, Fusion, MediaCom, Refinery29, Schibsted, ReadWrite and Wearable World, The Economist and Time Inc.  See the latest list of confirmed speakers here.



Don't miss out on what will be the best DIS yet. We hope to see you in Berlin!


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Digital Innovators' Summit 2015

Digital Innovators' Summit 2015 Overview. For more videos click here


Presentations of DIS 2015 now online. Click here.

Photos of the DIS 2015 are online

Here you can find the photo galleries of day 1 and day 2 of the Digital Innovators Summit 2015.

Speakers in 2015

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
Rickard Ebersjö
Co-Founder and CEO, A(d)ssets
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
Stuart Forrest
Digital Publisher, Radio Times
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
Antoine Hendrikx
Business Unit Manager Storefronts, Sanoma Digital
Jan Krog Henningsen
Head of Business Development at Aller Innovation, Aller Media
Falk-Florian Henrich
Founder and CEO, CeleraOne
Mike Hewitt
Managing Director, Adaugeo Media
Svein-Erik Hole
Editor-in-Chief, TU.no
Jan-Keno Janssen
Editor, c't Magazin and Heise Online
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
Paul Lee
Founder, Ecuiti, LLC
Juliane Leopold
Editor-in-Chief, Buzzfeed Germany
David Lerman
CTO and Co-Founder, Say Media
Joshua Macht
Group Publisher, Harvard Business Review
Nikolay Malyarov
EVP, Chief Content Officer and General Counsel, PressReader
Michele McConomy
Vice President and General Manager RocketX, RocketSpace
Gary Merrett
Managing Director and Co-Founder, Datamonk
Jan Moberg
CEO and Publisher, TU.no
Philipp Graf Montgelas
Managing Director, Readly Germany
Márta Nagy-Rothengass
Head of Unit "Data Value Chain" DG CONNECT, European Commission
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
Mike Shaw
VP Media, comScore
Alan South
Founder Ripplewood and course leader EPIC
Alessandro Svensson
Head of Native Advertising, Schibsted Media Group
Philip Thomas
Chief Executive, Lions Festivals
Alexander van Boetzelaer
Managing Director R&D Solutions, Elsevier
David Wainberg
Privacy & Policy Counsel, AppNexus
Shane Wall
Chief Technology Officer, Hewlett-Packard
Holger Weiss
John Wilpers
Senior Director, Innovation Media Consulting (USA)

ReadWrite & Wearable World CEO joins DIS line-up

The latest speaker to be confirmed for DIS 2016 is Redg Snodgrass, CEO of ReadWrite and Wearable World in the US. More ...


Schibsted SVP joins line-up of speakers for Berlin

Pierre-François Marteau, SVP of Strategy, Governance and Growth at Schibsted Classified Media (SCM), is the latest speaker who will join us at the Digital Innovators' Summit (DIS) in Berlin, Germany from 20-22 March 2016. Find...More ...


DIS catch-up with Lewis D'Vorkin from Forbes Media

Lewis D'Vorkin, Forbes Media Chief Product Officer talks about how a trio of innovations have made the brand a huge online success. A couple of decades ago if media analysts been asked to predict which of the major US print...More ...

Who attends?

The Digital Innovators’ Summit attracts senior executives and key decision makers from magazine and digital media groups from around the world.  Attendees include CEOs, Managing Directors, Publishers, Editors as well as executives from Business Development, Interactive, Marketing and Sales. Here are just a few of the companies that have had attendees at DIS.

Don't miss out.  Join us!

20 - 22 March 2016 (main Summit 21-22 March)
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