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
DIS programme now live!
USA Tour
Berlin Tours

Share in digital insights and innovation

FIPP and VDZ’s Digital Innovators’ Summit in Berlin is a feature event in the calendar year for publishers, technology businesses and solution providers from around the world, interested in sharing digital insights and innovation.

A record number of delegates from 30+ countries have already booked for DIS 2016, where they will hear from 40+ business leaders from around the world - see the list of speakers confirmed so far and take a look at the preliminary programme for more. Sign up today to join them in Berlin.

Now in it’s 9th year, DIS is established as a premium event for media executives from around the world. Read here what 7 business leaders have to say about their previous DIS experiences.

We hope to see you in Berlin in March!


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Speakers in 2016

Julian Artopé
Ringier Africa

Jake Batsell
Assistant Professor of Digital Journalism at Southern Methodist University and former Texas Tribune fellow

Ben Barokas
Founder and CEO

Stefan Betzold
Managing Director Digital

Colin Bodell
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Time Inc.

Mark Cripps
EVP, Brand and Digital Marketing
The Economist

Duncan Edwards
President and CEO
Hearst Magazines International

Nick Harthan
Global Product Partnerships

Robert Hernandez
Associate Professor of Professional Practice
USC Annenberg School of Journalism

Alina Hückelkamp
Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer
Razorfish Germany

Matthew Kaminski
Executive Editor
Politico Europe

Renée Kaplan
Head of Audience Engagement
Financial Times

Ralf Kaufmanns
Advisor – Digital Business, Growth & Competition
Independent Advisor

Kaylee King-Balentine
Director of T Brand Studio International
The New York Times

Ben Kreimer
journalism technologist and beta fellow
BuzzFeed's Open Lab Fellowship

Dr. Jana Moser
Head of Data Innovation
Axel Springer

Dr. Jens Müffelmann
Axel Springer Digital Ventures
Axel Springer USA

Lucy Küng
Research Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism,
University of Oxford

Henry Finder
Editorial Director,
The New Yorker

Torry Pedersen
CEO/Editor in Chief,
Verdens Gang AS, Norway

Jan-Eric Peters
CPO upday,
Axel Springer SE

Evan Ratliff
Co-Founder, CEO, and Editor,

Olivier Royant
Editor in Chief
Paris Match

Markus Schunk
CEO / Chairman
Holtzbrinck Digital

Andreas Schwabe
Blackwood Seven Germany

Juan Señor
Innovation Media Consulting Group

Redg Snodgrass
CEO at ReadWrite
Co-Founder & CEO at Wearable World

Shane Snow
CCO and Co-Founder

Andria Vidler
Centaur Media

Martin Weiss
Managing Director Digital Brands International

John Wilpers
Senior Director
INNOVATION Media Consulting (USA)

Oliver von Wersch
Managing Director,
Growth Projects & Strategic Partnerships
Gruner+Jahr Digital


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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.

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