19-21 March 2017, Berlin

with the main Summit 20-21 March


DIS 2017

19 - 21 March 2017

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

Main Summit
20 - 21 March
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A top-notch agenda, made for our media age

In 2017, from March 19-21, DIS will celebrate our 10th anniversary. Over the years, DIS has established a reputation as the premium international media innovation event in Europe for publishers, marketeers and technologists to discuss innovations in and/or affecting the media industry (see some of our testimonials, here and here).

No wonder then a record number of people have already taken advantage of our 2017 offer to secure their places. 

We now have more than 60 speakers confirmed, from companies such as of AJ+, Amazon, AwesomenessTV, BBC Worldwide, Bloomberg, CNN, Cvent, eMarketer, Emblematic Group, Harvard Business School, Hearken, Lakestar, NBC News Digital, NowThis, Quartz, Reuters Institute at Oxford University, Snap Inc., Vivendi, The New York Times, The Washington Post and more. Join them in Berlin.

Take a look at the agenda (note: subject to minor change), here, and see the list of speakers confirmed so far, here.


Organised and hosted by

Speakers in 2017

Jamshid Alamuti
Entrepreneur, Disruptor, Transformation Strategist
Former Managing Director of Berlin School of Creative Leadership

Marc Al-Hames
Managing Director
Cliqz GmbH

Nick Bell
Vice President of Content
Snap Inc.

Laurie Benson

Paul Berney
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
mCordis/The Connected Marketer Institute

Robert Bosch
Ströer SE & Co. KGaA

Jennifer Brandel
CEO & Co-Founder

Daniel Butler
CEO and Founder

David Chalmers
Senior Marketing Director
Cvent Europe Ltd.

Daniel Cohen
General Partner
Carmel Ventures

Kelly Day
Chief Digital Officer

Francesca Donner
Times Insider, The New York Times

Frank Dopheide
Managing Director
Handelsblatt Publishing Group

Michael Fischer
Managing Director
AdTech Factory

Agustino Fontevecchia
Chief Digital Officer
Editorial Perfil

Pia Frey
Co-Founder and Head of Publishing

Maximilian Gall
Founder and CEO

Jeremy Gilbert
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Washington Post

Moritz Gimbel
VP Product
NBC News Digital Group

Christian Hanke

Fabian von Heimburg
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Hotnest (ReChao 热巢)

Keith Hernandez
Media Entrepreneur

Mike Hewitt
Managing Director, Adaugeo Media

Koos Hussem
President & CEO

Michael Isaacs
Director of Product Marketing

Edoardo Jacucci
Chief Product Officer

Leif Jonasson
Editor-in-chief (Komputer for alle) and Senior Project Manager (Editorial IT)
Bonnier Publications

Thomas Joosten
Founder and CEO of Adsurity
Ex-CEO of Zanox and Investor

Sachin Kamdar
CEO and Co-Founder

Gerrit Klein
Ebner Publishing Group

Lucy Küng
Google News Initiative Senior Research Fellow
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford University

Jay Lauf
President & Publisher, Quartz
Senior Vice President, Atlantic Media

Ilkka Lavas
Serial Entrepreneur & Publisher
City Magazine, Improve Media, TableOnline

Sergio Liscia
Marketing Director
Wolters Kluwer

Dr. Andrea Malgara
Managing Director and Partner
Mediaplus Group

Brandon Paine
Chief Revenue Officer
Independent Journal Review

Jamie Pallot
Executive Director & Co-Founder
Emblematic Group

Ole Petter Pedersen
News Editor
Kommunal Rapport

John Peeters
Director Business Development & Co-Owner

Grzegorz Piechota
Research Associate
Harvard Business School

Adam Poulter
Managing Director EMEA, LatAm & AsiaPAC
Vubiquity International

Arnaud de Puyfontaine

Geoff Ramsey
Chairman and Co-Founder

Jack Riley
Director of Commercial and Audience Development
Huffington Post UK/AOL

Josh Rucci
GM & Global Head, Media Distribution
Bloomberg LP

Jenni Sargent
Managing Director
First Draft

Alan Saura
Audience Development Strategist

Volker Smid

Duncan Smith
Vice President of Media and Social

Mark Stephens
Head of Content Marketing
The Foundry, Time Inc. UK

Jon Wilks
Chief Content Officer
Content Insights

John Wilpers
Senior Director
Innovation Media Consulting

Wolfgang Zehrt
Independent Consultant


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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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