19-21 March 2017, Berlin

with the main Summit 20-21 March


DIS 2017

19 - 21 March 2017

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10th anniversary of the Digital Innovators' Summit

In 2017, we will celebrate our 10th anniversary. DIS has come a long way since it was first staged, and so has the media world. Read our blog post about some changes in the past 10 years and thoughts on the future, here.

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.

No wonder then a record number of people compared to the same time previous years have already taken advantage of our 2017 launch offer to book their places. The launch offer ended on 31 August, but our PRE-AGENDA OFFER is still available. Booking now will save you €600 on eventual rates.

DIS returns to Berlin on 19-21 March 2017 (with the main Summit on 20 & 21 March).

If you want a flavour of what DIS is like check out our in-depth coverage of DIS 2016. With some 60 speakers and a record number of delegates of well over 600 in Berlin, it was our biggest and busiest DIS to date.

  • Read summaries from some sessions (coverage via FIPP.com) here.
  • See videos from DIS 2016 sessions here (via FIPP's YouTube channel).
  • See photos from DIS 2016 here: 21 March | 22 March.
  • Speaker presentation slides, where made them available, are here.
  • Download our in-depth DIS 2016 Special Report (PDF) here.



Organised and hosted by

Speakers in 2016

Tanja Aitamurto
Deputy Director and postdoctoral Brown Fellow at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation
Stanford University

Chris Altchek
CEO and Co-Founder

Julian Artopé
Ringier Africa

Frank Bachér
MD Northern Europe
Rubicon Project

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

Ben Barokas
Founder and CEO

Rowan Barnett
Senior Director Market Development & Media
Twitter DACH, NL & RU

Stefan Betzold
Managing Director Digital

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

Andy Bowers
Chief Content Officer

Yulia Boyle
Senior Vice President, International Media
National Geographic Partners

Angie Byun
Senior Director of International Strategy and Development
Golf Digest

Jens Christensen
CEO and Founder

Mark Cripps
EVP, Brand and Digital Marketing
The Economist

Patrick de Laive

Miroslava Duma
Buro 24/7

Duncan Edwards
President and CEO
Hearst Magazines International

Cosmin Ene
Founder and CEO

Henry Finder
Editorial Director,
The New Yorker

Dirk Fromm

Johann C. Freilinger
Head of Marketing & Communications
SAP Exchange Media

Richard Giddings
Head of New Product Development
Time Inc. UK

Matthew Gerry
Managing Director of Weddings Network
Immediate Media Co

Nick Harthan
Global Product Partnerships

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

Dr. Falk-Florian Henrich
Founder & CEO

Alina Hückelkamp
Former Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Razorfish Germany
Founder, Of Unicorns and Lions (coming soon)

Matthew Kaminski
Executive Editor
Politico Europe

Renée Kaplan
Head of Audience Engagement
Financial Times

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

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

Rainer Kirschke
Business Manager Mobile Publishing

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

Dr. Lars Janzik
Vice President Product Management

Jonathan Lavigne
CPO and Managing Director

Nikolay Malyarov
EVP, Chief Content Officer and General Counsel

Marion Mertens
Senior Digital Editor
Paris Match

Dr. Jana Moser
Head of Data Innovation
Axel Springer

Dr. Jens Müffelmann
Axel Springer Digital Ventures
Axel Springer USA

Kris Nagel
SVP, monetisation industry expert

Sam Olstein
Global Director of Innovation

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

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

Jan-Eric Peters
CPO upday,
Axel Springer SE

Kathleen Ross
Head of Content

Andrew Sanders
Commercial Director NPD
Time Inc. UK

Thomas Schultz-Homberg
Head of Electronic Media
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Markus Schunk
CEO / Chairman
Holtzbrinck Digital

Andreas Schwabe
Blackwood Seven Germany

Juan Señor
Innovation Media Consulting Group

Adam Singolda
Founder & CEO

Redg Snodgrass
Wearable World INC.

Shane Snow
CCO and Co-Founder

Steve Newbold
Divisional Managing Director
Centaur Media

Kate Ward
VP International
Refinery 29

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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