24-26 March 2019, Berlin

with the main Summit 25-26 March



Pauli Aalto-Setälä
Chief Executive Officer
Aller Media Oy

Stuart Adamson
Director, Media & Partnerships Group
Thomas Cook Media & Partnerships

Johan Åhlund
Natural Language Interaction Entrepreneur and Domain Expert
Founder and CEO, jabberBrain

Tomas Bella
Executive Board Member and Head of Online Activities
Dennik N

Stefan Betzold
Managing Director Digital

Benedikt Böckenförde
Founder and CEO
Visual Statements

Hans-Christian Boos
Managing Director

Alexander Bregman
Strategic Partner Development Manager, Product Partnerships EMEA

Guido Bülow
Strategic Partner Manager
Facebook Germany

Ben Cotton
Executive Director Retention and Customer Experience
The New York Times

Jesper Doub
Managing Director, Spiegel Online
Publishing Director, Spiegel Verlag

Margaret Ann Dowling
Founder, Create and Translate.org
Ambassador & Founder, Singularity University Warsaw Chapter

Matt Egan
Editorial Director: US and UK

Breton Fischetti
Senior Director: Insider Picks
Business Insider

Luca Forlin
Head of International Product Partnerships - News and Publishing
Google Play Newsstand

Bernhard Glock
Senior Vice President

Dominik Grau
Chief Innovation Officer
Ebner Media

Jenny Griffiths
Founder and CEO
Snap Tech

Mike Hewitt
Managing Director
Adaugeo Media

Maureen Hoch
HBR.org, Harvard Business Review

Donata Hopfen

Linda Ligios
Managing Editor
Springwise Intelligence

Gary Liu
South China Morning Post

Julian March
Managing Director of Media, Games, Video & Entertainment
Future plc

Will McInnes
Chief Marketing Officer

Molly Miller
Chief Content Officer
ALM Media

Matthew Monahan
Head of Sales & Product
Arc Publishing, Washington Post

Carolyn Morgan
Founder, Conference Chair and Moderator, Penmaen Media;
Chairman, Digital Experts Group, Nottingham University

Hilmar Mulder
Chief Editor
Libelle - Sanoma

Dr. Markus Peschl
Professor of Cognitive Science and Philosophy of Science
University of Vienna

Grzegorz Piechota
Research Associate
Harvard Business School and University of Oxford

Hannah Ray
Head of Visual Storytelling and Social Strategy
Condé Nast International

Lucy Rohr
Snapchat Editor and Deputy Multi-Media Editor
The Economist

Melissa Rosenthal
Executive Vice President
Cheddar Inc.

Laura Rowe
Editor at Olive
Immediate Media Co.

Ingo Rübe

Kerstin Schiefelbein
Visual Statements

Vivian Schiller
Executive Editor in Residence, Weber Shandwick
Director, Scott Trust

Juan Señor
Innovation Media Consulting Group

Daniel Sieberg
Head of Journalism Operations, Co-Founder

Helje Solberg
CEO and Editor
VGTV - Shibsted

Abi Spooner
Chief Customer Officer

Mark Stencel
Co-Director of The Reporter's Lab
Journalism Instructor, Duke University

Andrea Thilo
Moderator, Journalist, Producer

Kevin Turpin
National Journal - Atlantic Media

Lee Walker
International Managing Editor, Football/International
Bleacher Report

Oliver von Wersch
Founder and CEO
vonwerschpartner Digital Strategies

Dr. Andreas Wiele
President Classifieds and Marketing Media
Axel Springer

Sara Wilkins
Digital Editor
ALT. - Egmont Publishing

John Wilpers
Senior Director
Innovation Media Consulting

Jenny Woods
Head of Social Media Listening

Troy Young
Global President
Hearst Digital Media

Jens Gützkow

Pablo Herrero
Head of Business Development EMEA

Koos Hussem
President & CEO

Mark van de Kamp

Em Kuntze
Freelance writer and Content Manager
Content Insights

Ilkka O. Lavas
Serial entrepreneur, speaker, business consultant and digital marketing visionary
Co-Founder, EatAndTheCity

Nikolay Malyarov
EVP, Chief Content Officer and General Counsel

Prash Naidu
Founder & CEO

Dieter Reichert
CEO and Co-Founder
censhare AG

Sabrina Spielberger
CEO & Founder

Stan Sugarman
Senior Vice President
Salesforce.com Inc

Programme 2014:

    DIS 2015: Let's roll!

    While the Digital Innovators' Summit 2014 (DIS) is still fresh on our minds, we are already working on the DIS 2015, to make our next international conference for content and related media businesses even better.

    Now in our 8th year, the DIS 2015 takes place from 23-24 March (with a weekend of activities ahead of the Summit opening on the 21st!) in Berlin, Germany.

    While we work towards 2015, we now offer you the opportunity to register at our special pre-agenda rate, saving you 100s of euros of the standard delegate rate.


    Click here to register today.

    With an emphasis on digital business models, new start-ups and technologies, as well as better networking opportunities, we want to help you find opportunities and tackle challenges that media leaders are facing. Here are some of the things you can look forward to at the next Digital Innovators' Summit in Berlin!

    Hot programme topics and Insightful Speakers
    Top speakers from around the world – some well-known, others a surprise to most - will share their experience and knowledge. This is your chance to learn from the best and pick their brains!

    New Approaches
    Geek out - we'll be hosting another Hackathon - Media Hack Day that yielded some amazing new product prototypes for the media industry at DIS 2014. We’ll also tap into the Berlin Start-up scene and bring the essence and innovation from both to the Digital Innovators' Summit.

    New Tech & Solutions
    We'll bring the Internet of Things for media to you, in one place, so that you can try it out and experience it first-hand. You'll also find top solution providers that will show you the latest digital media tools and technologies in our Expo.


    Mix, mingle and share thoughts and ideas with our group of really smart and interesting people. We will help you meet more people and have more focused discussions with some new offerings and tools.


    * Feel free to browse the DIS site to get an idea of what happened in 2014, while we update the site to be ready with more 2015 information in September.


    * And remember follow us Twitter, Facebook or Google+ for updates!



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    About the Digital Innovators' Summit

    The Digital Innovators’ Summit is an annual international digital media conference designed to bring together senior executives from content businesses, technology innovators and solution providers to understand emerging trends, share innovative ideas and solutions, see new relevant technologies and network.


    The objective is to help content business leaders develop better strategies and build better media businesses. It features leading experts, innovative companies and thought leaders from across the digital spectrum.


    The conference attracts 500 senior executives from over 40 countries. Attendees include CEOs, Managing Directors, Publishers, Editors and Content Managers, Business Development, Online and Mobile, Marketing and Sales.


    The Digital Innovators' Summit is organized by FIPP, the worldwide magazine media association, VDZ, the Association of German Magazine Publishers, and emediaSF, a San Francisco based digital media consultancy.


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