Digital Innovators' USA Tour 2015
New York / Boston
19 – 24 April 2015
The 2nd Digital Innovators’ Tour visited companies in New York City and Boston. New York is the media and advertising capital of the US and is also home to Silicon Alley. Boston is home to tech companies and startups as well as MIT and Harvard.
The tour provided participants opportunities to engage with top executives and experts in their work environments, covering topics including business models, digital technologies and products, trends, innovation culture and content channels, and seeing their operations first hand.
- Companies visited included:
- Domino Media
- McGovern Brain Institute
- MIT Media Lab
- Nieman Lab
- Longitude Media
- The Daily Beast
- Thought Industries
- Time Inc.
- XO Group
Participants gave the 2nd DI Tour an overwhelming thumbs up: giving the experience an overall score of 3.85 out of a possible 4 (that’s 96.25 per cent!).
Digital Innovators' USA Tour 2016
San Francisco and Los Angeles
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Testimonials from Digital Innovators' USA Tour 2015 participants:
"The 2015 Digital Innovators' Tour to New York and Boston has given me valuable insight into some sustainable digital media business models. In these times of uncertainty for 'classic' print publishers it was good to find new angels that have really helped my company to develop a digital strategy. It was an intensive, yet well-organised program. But it was also fun to meet other international publishers providing stimulating conversation, with whom I have stayed in touch since then."
Eric Blok, CEO G+J, The Netherlands
"The Digital Innovators' Tour puts you right in the front line of US digital strategy. You visit media brands at different evolutionary stages and which are operating at different financial scales - but all of them have a story to tell about how they have succeeded in a fast-changing media-landscape. The things we learned are invaluable and still help us drive our own companies' digital strategy, almost a year after we went on the tour."
Sean Fitzpatrick, Chief Creative Officer, Edipresse Media, Hong Kong, China
"I was very impressed by the level of people we got access to. Founders, CEO's, chief editors who sat down and talked to us in a free conversation, very willing to share their insights with us. This grand tour gave me a very useful overview of burning platforms and new ideas in the digital part of our industry."
Marianne Gram, Editor-in-chief, Egmont Publishing Magasiner, Denmark
"I've attended quite a few study trips over the years, and the 2015 Digital Innovators' US Tour is so far the most useful of all. I enjoyed the combination of visits to established giants like Google and Huffington Post, to new trend setters like Quartz and more academic discussions at the Nieman Journalism Lab.
The delegates were taken really good care of, with top class logistics and social events. The discussions continued long after the visits to the media companies, and I still have a professional relationship to some of the participants from other countries. The networking was really good."
Svein-Erik Hole, editor, TU Media, Norway
"By far my best learning experience ever! It was a great mix of inspiration, practical knowledge and useful contacts - plus smooth organisation and an interesting group of participants. I hope to attend it again in the close future!"
Ewa Redel-Bydlowska, Member of the Board, Edipresse Polska, Poland
"This tour delivers pure value. I came home with some great ideas for our business and the tour connected me with many smart media executives."
Jonas Triebel, Publisher, IDG Tech Media, Germany