Agenda 2019

*Please note all aspects of the agenda – including running order of speakers and session times and stages – still remain subject to potential change

25 MARCH 2019
26 MARCH 2019
  1. 25 MARCH 2019

    1. 08:00 - 09:15 | Registration, Networking Coffee & Meetings

    2. 09:15 - 09:30 | Audience call & welcome

    3. 09:30 - 11:10 | Big picture

      • 09:30 - 09:55

        • 09:30 - 09:55
          details to be announced
      • 09:55 - 10:20

        • 09:55 - 10:20
          Reinventing media
          • Stephanie Caspar, Axel Springer, Germany
            Stephanie Caspar, Axel Springer, Germany
      • 10:20 - 10:45

        • 10:20 - 10:45
          Conversation: Strategies for success in today's media landscape
          • Scott Havens, Bloomberg Media, USA
            Scott Havens, Bloomberg Media, USA
      • 10:45 - 11:10

        • 10:45 - 11:10
          Innovations from around the world… that'll help save your business
          • John Wilpers, Innovation Media Consulting Group, USA
            John Wilpers, Innovation Media Consulting Group, USA
    4. 11:10 - 11:30 | Networking coffee break

    5. 11:30 - 12:10 | Exploring revenue streams / Innovation in journalism

      • 11:30 - 11:50

        • Atrium Stage
          11:30 - 11:50
          How to fix broken ad models by reinventing content and putting readers first
          • Jessica Rovello, Arkadium
            Jessica Rovello, Arkadium

            

          • Jessica Rovello, Arkadium
            Jessica Rovello, Arkadium
        • Mitte Stage
          11:30 - 11:50
          How Norwegian media created an alliance for fighting bad journalism and fake news
          • Helje Solberg, Faktisk; NRK, Norway
            Helje Solberg, Faktisk; NRK, Norway

            

          • Helje Solberg, Faktisk; NRK, Norway
            Helje Solberg, Faktisk; NRK, Norway
      • 11:50 - 12:10

        • Atrium Stage
          11:50 - 12:10
          R&D for product innovation and building new revenue streams
          • Vince Errico, Trusted Media Brands, USA
            Vince Errico, Trusted Media Brands, USA
        • Mitte Stage
          11:50 - 12:10
          Telling better stories across the open web
          • Bella Hurrell, BBC News, UK
            Bella Hurrell, BBC News, UK
    6. 12:10 - 12:15 | 5-minute interval

    7. 12:15 - 12:55 | Innovation in journalism / Exploring revenue streams

      • 12:15 - 12:35

        • Atrium Stage
          12:15 - 12:35
          How ProPublica approaches journalism in an age of disinformation, fake news and outright lies
          • Robin Fields, ProPublica, USA
            Robin Fields, ProPublica, USA
        • Mitte Stage
          12:15 - 12:35
          Launching an on-demand video subscription vertical in the arts and crafts segment
          • Julie Roehm, Creativebug
            Julie Roehm, Creativebug
      • 12:35 - 12:55

        • Atrium Stage
          12:35 - 12:55
          News in the age of algorithmic optimisation
          • Nick Rockwell, The New York Times, USA
            Nick Rockwell, The New York Times, USA
        • Mitte Stage
          12:35 - 12:55
          In search of revenues: Pivoting from a media company to a new breed of business
          • Nancy Spears, genConnect, USA
            Nancy Spears, genConnect, USA
    8. 12:55 - 14:00 | Networking lunch break

    9. 14:00 - 14:40 | Building verticals / Exploring revenue streams

      • 14:00 - 14:20

        • Atrium Stage
          14:00 - 14:20
          How AIM builds its 360-degree vertical business
          • Jonathan Dorn, Active Interest Media, USA
            Jonathan Dorn, Active Interest Media, USA
        • Mitte Stage
          14:00 - 14:20
          Expanding the PEOPLE magazine revenue model with TV and OTT
          • Tom Rowland, Meredith Corporation, USA
            Tom Rowland, Meredith Corporation, USA
      • 14:20 - 14:40

        • Atrium Stage
          14:20 - 14:40
          Tapping into the e-health trend
          • Tuuli Toivainen, A-lehdet Oy, Finland
            Tuuli Toivainen, A-lehdet Oy, Finland
        • Mitte Stage
          14:20 - 14:40
          Turning the magazine advertising and newsstand revenue model on its head through video innovation
          • Jacqueline Loch, St Joseph Media, Canada
            Jacqueline Loch, St Joseph Media, Canada
    10. 14:40 - 14:45 | 5-minute interval

    11. 14:45 - 15:25 | Audience development / Exploring revenue streams

      • 14:45 - 15:05

        • Atrium Stage
          14:45 - 15:05
          360º audience engagement
          • Jennifer Brandel, Hearken, USA
            Jennifer Brandel, Hearken, USA

            

          • Jennifer Brandel, Hearken, USA
            Jennifer Brandel, Hearken, USA
        • Mitte Stage
          14:45 - 15:05
          How Singapore's Heart Media taps into a wealth of crypto-currencies
          • Olivier Burlot, Heart Media, Singapore
            Olivier Burlot, Heart Media, Singapore
      • 15:05 - 15:25

        • Atrium Stage
          15:05 - 15:25
          What you can learn from how sport engages fans around the world
          • Unmish Parthasarathi, International Cricket Council and Convergance Consultant, Singapore
            Unmish Parthasarathi, International Cricket Council and Convergance Consultant, Singapore
        • Mitte Stage
          15:05 - 15:25
          A journey from content to commerce in the South African market
          • Julia Raphaely, Associated Media Publishing (AMP)
            Julia Raphaely, Associated Media Publishing (AMP)
    12. 15:25 - 15:30 | 5-minute interval

    13. 15:30 - 16:10 | Subscriptions & membership / Innovation in journalism

      • 15:30 - 15:50

        • Atrium Stage
          15:30 - 15:50
          Global digital subscriptions report
          • James Hewes, FIPP, UK
            James Hewes, FIPP, UK
        • Mitte Stage
          15:30 - 15:50
          Delivering service journalism on demand to overcome information gaps
          • Sarah Alvarez, Outlier Media, USA
            Sarah Alvarez, Outlier Media, USA

            

          • Sarah Alvarez, Outlier Media, USA
            Sarah Alvarez, Outlier Media, USA
      • 15:50 - 16:10

        • Atrium Stage
          15:50 - 16:10
          From failure to success: NZZ's subscriptions journey
          • Rouven Leuener, Neue Zürcher Zeitung NZZ, Switzerland
            Rouven Leuener, Neue Zürcher Zeitung NZZ, Switzerland
        • Mitte Stage
          15:50 - 16:10
          Helping newsrooms manage and execute collaborative, high quality journalistic projects
          • Heather Bryant, Project Facet, USA
            Heather Bryant, Project Facet, USA
    14. 16:10 - 16:30 | Networking coffee break

    15. 16:30 - 17:10 | M&A activity / Exploring revenue streams

      • 16:30 - 16:50

        • 16:30 - 16:50
          Challenges, opportunities and lessons from emerging media markets around the world
          • Marcus Brauchli, North Base Media, USA
            Marcus Brauchli, North Base Media, USA

            

          • Marcus Brauchli, North Base Media, USA
            Marcus Brauchli, North Base Media, USA
        • 16:30 - 16:50
          details to be announced
      • 16:50 - 17:10

        • Atrium Stage
          16:50 - 17:10
          How M&A rewards media innovation
          • Reed Phillips, Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips; Oaklins International, USA
            Reed Phillips, Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips; Oaklins International, USA

            

          • Reed Phillips, Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips; Oaklins International, USA
            Reed Phillips, Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips; Oaklins International, USA
        • Mitte Stage
          16:50 - 17:10
          Developing new revenue streams – how to find your sweet spot
          • Rob Ristagno, The Sterling Woods Group
            Rob Ristagno, The Sterling Woods Group
    16. 17:10 - 17:15 | 5-minute interval

    17. 17:15 - 17:55 | New business

      • 17:15 - 17:35

        • 17:15 - 17:35
          DriveTribe: How Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May plan to build an online communities empire
          • Jonathan Morris, DriveTribe, UK
            Jonathan Morris, DriveTribe, UK
      • 17:35 - 17:55

        • 17:35 - 17:55
          Slow down. Wise up. Why and how Tortoise Media wants to be a new kind of media
          • Katie Vanneck-Smith, Tortoise Media, UK
            Katie Vanneck-Smith, Tortoise Media, UK
    18. 17:55 - 18:00 | Close of Day 1

    19. 18:00 - 20:00 | Networking drinks, buffet & meetings

  2. 26 MARCH 2019

    1. 08:30 - 09:30 | Networking coffee and meetings

    2. 09:30 - 09:35 | Audience call and welcome back

    3. 09:35 - 10:55 | Trends and strategies

      • 09:35 - 10:00

        • 09:35 - 10:00
          Do's and Don'ts to be successful in a disruptive world
          • Markus Reithwiesner, Haufe Group, Germany
            Markus Reithwiesner, Haufe Group, Germany

            

          • Markus Reithwiesner, Haufe Group, Germany
            Markus Reithwiesner, Haufe Group, Germany
      • 10:00 - 10:25

        • 10:00 - 10:25
          Digital content trends in the US – lessons from DCN's membership base
          • Jason Kint, Digital Content Next, USA
            Jason Kint, Digital Content Next, USA
      • 10:25 - 10:55

        • 10:25 - 10:55
          Conversation: 'The trouble with advertising'
          • Carsten Schwecke, Media Impact, Axel Springer, Germany
            Carsten Schwecke, Media Impact, Axel Springer, Germany
          • Andrea Malgara, Mediaplus Gruppe, Germany
            Andrea Malgara, Mediaplus Gruppe, Germany
          • Maike Abel, Nestlé Germany
            Maike Abel, Nestlé Germany
    4. 10:55 - 11:25 | Networking coffee break

    5. 11:25 - 12:05 | AI and the media / Building verticals

      • 11:25 - 11:45

        • 11:25 - 11:45
          AI, innovation and the on-demand creative economy
          • Ling Fan, Tezign, China
            Ling Fan, Tezign, China

            

          • Ling Fan, Tezign, China
            Ling Fan, Tezign, China
      • 11:45 - 12:05

        • 11:45 - 12:05
          Watson and the media: Learn how AI will (and already does) propel media forward
          • Thomas F. Ross, IBM, Germany
            Thomas F. Ross, IBM, Germany
      • 12:05 - 12:25

        • 12:05 - 12:25
          When bots become editors
          • Sören Karlsson, United Robots, Sweden
            Sören Karlsson, United Robots, Sweden
          • Robin Govik, MittMedia; United Robots, Sweden
            Robin Govik, MittMedia; United Robots, Sweden
    6. 12:25 - 12:30 | 5-minute Interval

    7. 12:30 - 13:00 | more detail to be announced

    8. 13:00 - 13:30 | Networking lunch break

    9. 13:30 - 14:30 | Innovation in journalism / The EU, data and you

      • 13:30 - 13:50

        • Atrium Stage
          13:30 - 13:50
          Lessons from BBC Good Food's foray into the world of Voice
      • 13:50 - 14:10

        • Atrium Stage
          13:50 - 14:10
          Building AR journalism projects for top media brands of various sizes
          • Steve Johnson, SeeBoundless, USA
            Steve Johnson, SeeBoundless, USA
      • 14:10 - 14:30

        • Atrium Stage
          14:10 - 14:30
          Il Solo 24 Ore's AI Anchor and other AI projects bubbling in their content innovation lab
          • Pier Bozzano, Gruppo 24 Ore, USA
            Pier Bozzano, Gruppo 24 Ore, USA
    10. 14:30 - 15:15 | Reality check

      • 14:30 - 14:50

        • 14:30 - 14:50
          Developing effect First Movers Advantage (FMA) Content Strategy: the risk and rewards of innovation in new platforms and formats
          • Christine Beardsell, C3 @ Seven, UK
            Christine Beardsell, C3 @ Seven, UK
      • 14:50 - 15:15

        • 14:50 - 15:15
          Media and technology: Hype versus reality
          • Andy Brown, Kantar Media, UK
            Andy Brown, Kantar Media, UK
    11. 15:15 | Wrap