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

      • 09:15 - 09:30 | Audience call & welcome

        • 09:30 - 11:10 | Big picture

          • 09:30 - 09:55

            • 09:30 - 09:55
              Reinventing media
              • Stephanie Caspar, Axel Springer, Germany
                Stephanie Caspar, Axel Springer, Germany
          • 09:55 - 10:20

            • 09:55 - 10:20
              Conversation: Strategies for success in today's media landscape
              • Scott Havens, Bloomberg Media, USA
                Scott Havens, Bloomberg Media, USA
              • James Hewes, FIPP, UK
                James Hewes, FIPP, UK
          • 10:20 - 10:45

            • 10:20 - 10:45
              How M&A rewards media innovation
              • Reed Phillips, Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips; Oaklins International, USA
                Reed Phillips, Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips; Oaklins International, USA
          • 10:45 - 11:10

            • 10:45 - 11:10
              Innovations from around the world… that'll help business survive AND thrive
              • Andrew Rolf, Innovation Media Group, UK
                Andrew Rolf, Innovation Media Group, UK
              • John Wilpers, Innovation Media Consulting Group, USA
                John Wilpers, Innovation Media Consulting Group, USA
        • 11:10 - 11:30 | Networking coffee break

          • 11:30 - 12:10 | Exploring revenue streams / Audience Engagement / DIScovery Stage

            • 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, USA
                  Jessica Rovello, Arkadium, USA
              • Mitte Stage
                11:30 - 11:50
                Clarkson, Hammond and May’s DriveTribe: Community engineering and the verticalization of social
                • Jim Murray Jones, DriveTribe, UK
                  Jim Murray Jones, DriveTribe, UK
              • DIScovery stage
                11:30 - 11:50
                From occasional visitors to loyal subscribers: The paradigm shift in managing the customer journey
                • Ognjen Zelenbabić, Content Insights
                  Ognjen Zelenbabić, Content Insights
            • 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
              • DIScovery stage
                11:50 - 12:10
                How Micropayments drive User Acquisition and Subscriber Conversion
                • Cosmin Ene, Laterpay, Switzerland
                  Cosmin Ene, Laterpay, Switzerland
          • 12:10 - 12:15 | 5-minute interval

            • 12:15 - 12:55 | Innovation in journalism / Exploring revenue streams / DIScovery stage

              • 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
                  How Singapore's Heart Media taps into a wealth of crypto-currencies
                  • Olivier Burlot, Heart Media, Singapore
                    Olivier Burlot, Heart Media, Singapore
                • DIScovery stage
                  12:15 - 12:35
                  Breakups suck! 3 secrets to everlasting love
                  • Nikolay Malyarov, PressReader, Canada
                    Nikolay Malyarov, PressReader, Canada
              • 12:35 - 12:55

                • Atrium Stage
                  12:35 - 12:55
                  Using new tools of the trade to overcome challenges and tell stories audiences trust
                  • Yaser Bishr, Al Jazeera Media Network, USA
                    Yaser Bishr, Al Jazeera Media Network, USA
                • Mitte Stage
                  12:35 - 12:55
                  Lessons in Innovation Thinking: Connecting content & commerce in South Africa
                  • Julia Raphaely, Associated Media Publishing (AMP), South Africa
                    Julia Raphaely, Associated Media Publishing (AMP), South Africa
                • DIScovery stage
                  12:35 - 12:55
                  Next level reader engagement with digital printing solutions
                  • Cathy Bittner, Canon, Germany
                    Cathy Bittner, Canon, Germany
            • 12:55 - 14:00 | Networking lunch break

              • 14:00 - 14:40 | Engaging trends / Exploring revenue streams / DIScovery stage

                • 14:00 - 14:20

                  • Atrium Stage
                    14:00 - 14:20
                    How The Blick-Group innovated by tapping into the e-sports trend
                    • Nicolas Pernet, Blick Group, Ringier, Switzerland
                      Nicolas Pernet, Blick Group, Ringier, Switzerland
                  • 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
                  • DIScovery stage
                    14:00 - 14:20
                    Embracing fragmentation in the digital news media market – An Agency Perspective
                    • Matt Tabaccos, Ruptly, Germany
                      Matt Tabaccos, Ruptly, Germany
                • 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
                  • DIScovery stage
                    14:20 - 14:40
                    The Facebook Journalism Project
                    • Jesper Doub, Facebook, Germany
                      Jesper Doub, Facebook, Germany
              • 14:40 - 14:45 | 5-minute interval

                • 14:45 - 15:25 | Developing trust / Exploring revenue streams / DIScovery stage

                  • 14:45 - 15:05

                    • Atrium Stage
                      14:45 - 15:05
                      Team of Rivals: How the six largest media companies in Norway created an alliance fighting fake news
                      • Helje Solberg, Faktisk; NRK, Norway
                        Helje Solberg, Faktisk; NRK, Norway
                    • Mitte Stage
                      14:45 - 15:05
                      6 lessons learned the hard way launching a digital video subscription business (so you don't have to make the same mistakes)
                      • Julie Roehm, Creativebug, USA
                        Julie Roehm, Creativebug, USA
                    • DIScovery stage
                      14:45 - 15:05
                      Salesforce – How you can benefit from digital innovations in many various verticals
                      • Markus Wittig, factory42, Germany
                        Markus Wittig, factory42, Germany
                  • 15:05 - 15:25

                    • Atrium Stage
                      15:05 - 15:25
                      From transactions to relationships: optimizing trust and revenue through engagement
                      • Jennifer Brandel, Hearken, USA
                        Jennifer Brandel, Hearken, USA
                    • Mitte Stage
                      15:05 - 15:25
                      In search of revenues: Pivoting from a media company to a new breed of business
                      • Nancy Spears, genConnect, USA
                        Nancy Spears, genConnect, USA
                    • DIScovery stage
                      15:05 - 15:25
                      How do subscriptions actually work?
                      • Bas Nawijn, Piano
                        Bas Nawijn, Piano
                • 15:25 - 15:30 | 5-minute interval

                  • 15:30 - 16:10 | Subscriptions & membership / Innovation in journalism / DIScovery stage

                    • 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
                        Give the people what they want – building audience by filling information gaps on demand
                        • Sarah Alvarez, Outlier Media, USA
                          Sarah Alvarez, Outlier Media, USA
                    • 15:30 - 16:10

                      • DIScovery stage
                        15:30 - 16:10
                        Digital optimisation for publishers
                        • Oliver Hülse, Integral Ad Science, Germany
                          Oliver Hülse, Integral Ad Science, Germany
                    • 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
                  • 16:10 - 16:30 | Networking coffee break

                    • 16:30 - 16:50 | Vertical business / Exploring revenue streams / DIScovery Stage

                      • 16:30 - 16:50

                        • Atrium Stage
                          16:30 - 16:50
                          How Active Interest Media builds 360-degree brands
                          • Jonathan Dorn, Active Interest Media, USA
                            Jonathan Dorn, Active Interest Media, USA
                        • Mitte Stage
                          16:30 - 16:50
                          Lessons learned from changing paywall infrastructure
                          • Christoph Schmitz, Aller Media, Norway
                            Christoph Schmitz, Aller Media, Norway
                        • DIScovery stage
                          16:30 - 16:50
                          Editorial newsletters have become key for all publishing strategies – digital subscriptions, sponsorships, and ads
                          • Martijn de Kuijper, Revue, Netherlands
                            Martijn de Kuijper, Revue, Netherlands
                    • 16:50 - 17:30 | New business / Exploring revenue streams

                      • 16:50 - 17:10

                        • 16:50 - 17:10
                          How Vogue identified and launched a new newsletter-first product to target fashion's business segment
                          • Lauren Indvik, Condé Nast International, UK
                            Lauren Indvik, Condé Nast International, UK
                      • 16:50 - 17:30

                        • Mitte Stage
                          16:50 - 17:30
                          Deep-dive: How smart executives use legacy data to build membership and other reader revenue streams
                          • Rob Ristagno, The Sterling Woods Group, USA
                            Rob Ristagno, The Sterling Woods Group, USA
                      • 17:10 - 17:30

                        • Atrium Stage
                          17:10 - 17:30
                          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
                    • 17:30 - 17:35 | 5-minute interval

                        • 17:35 - 18:00

                          • Atrium Stage
                            17:35 - 18:00
                            News in the age of algorithmic optimisation
                            • Nick Rockwell, The New York Times, USA
                              Nick Rockwell, The New York Times, USA
                      • 18:00 | Wrap Day 1

                        • 18:00 - 19:00 | Networking drinks & meetings

                        • 26 MARCH 2019

                          1. 08:00 - 09:00 | Networking coffee and meetings

                            • 09:00 - 09:10 | Audience call and welcome back

                              • 09:10 - 09:35 | Trends and strategies

                                • 09:10 - 09:35

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

                                  • 09:35 - 10:00
                                    Fireside Chat: Digital content trends in the US – lessons from DCN's membership base | Interviewed by Mike Hewitt, MD, Adaugeo Media and DIS Moderator
                                    • Jason Kint, Digital Content Next, USA
                                      Jason Kint, Digital Content Next, USA
                                    • Mike Hewitt, Adaugeo Media, UK
                                      Mike Hewitt, Adaugeo Media, UK
                                • 10:00 - 10:25

                                  • 10:00 - 10:25
                                    Opportunities and challenges for media in the world's big growth markets
                                    • Marcus Brauchli, North Base Media, USA
                                      Marcus Brauchli, North Base Media, USA
                                • 10:25 - 11:00

                                  • 10:25 - 11:00
                                    Conversation: 'The trouble with advertising' | Interviewed by James Hewes, President and CEO, FIPP
                                    • James Hewes, FIPP, UK
                                      James Hewes, FIPP, UK
                                    • Carsten Schwecke, Media Impact, Axel Springer, Germany
                                      Carsten Schwecke, Media Impact, Axel Springer, Germany
                                    • Nick Stringer, Trustworthy Accountability Group, UK
                                      Nick Stringer, Trustworthy Accountability Group, UK
                              • 11:00 - 11:30 | Networking coffee break

                                • 11:30 - 12:10 | AI and the media

                                  • 11:30 - 11:50

                                    • Atrium Stage
                                      11:30 - 11:50
                                      VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE FROM SHANGHAI: AI, innovation and the on-demand creative economy
                                      • Ling Fan, Tezign, China
                                        Ling Fan, Tezign, China
                                    • Mitte Stage
                                      11:30 - 11:50
                                      From data to wisdom - How media can use own assets to succeed
                                      • Janina Mütze, civey, Germany
                                        Janina Mütze, civey, Germany
                                  • 11:50 - 12:10

                                    • Atrium Stage
                                      11:50 - 12:10
                                      Watson and the media: Learn how AI will (and already does) propel media forward
                                      • Thomas F. Ross, IBM, Germany
                                        Thomas F. Ross, IBM, Germany
                                    • Mitte Stage
                                      11:50 - 12:10
                                      Building a digital B2B media company from scratch
                                      • Joachim Eeckhout, Labiotech.eu
                                        Joachim Eeckhout, Labiotech.eu
                                • 12:10 - 12:15 | 5-minute Interval

                                  • 12:15 - 12:40 | AI Innovation in journalism / AI and the media

                                    • 12:15 - 12:40

                                      • Atrium Stage
                                        12:15 - 12:40
                                        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
                                      • Mitte Stage
                                        12:15 - 12:40
                                        How Alma Media, Tamedia and Schibsted employed AI to help solve problems across news comment moderation, shopping and advertising
                                        • Mari-Sanna Paukkeri, Utopia Analytics Oy, Finland
                                          Mari-Sanna Paukkeri, Utopia Analytics Oy, Finland
                                  • 12:40 - 13:30 | Networking lunch break

                                    • 13:30 - 14:30 | Innovation in journalism / Consent management

                                      • 13:30 - 13:50

                                        • 13:30 - 13:50
                                          Lessons from BBC Good Food's foray into the world of Voice
                                          • Hannah Williams, BBC Good Food, UK
                                            Hannah Williams, BBC Good Food, UK
                                          • Max Amordeluso, Amazon, Luxembourg
                                            Max Amordeluso, Amazon, Luxembourg
                                      • 13:30 - 14:30

                                        • Mitte Stage
                                          13:30 - 14:30
                                          Deep-dive GDPR: How the IAB Transparency and Consent Framework helps tackle upcoming challenges with consent management
                                          • Tom Halank, Axel Springer, Germany
                                            Tom Halank, Axel Springer, Germany
                                      • 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 - 14:50 | Reality check

                                      • 14:10 - 14:30

                                        • 14:10 - 14:30
                                          Developing effective 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
                                      • 14:30 - 14:50

                                        • 14:30 - 14:50
                                          Media and technology: Hype versus reality
                                          • Andy Brown, Kantar Media, UK
                                            Andy Brown, Kantar Media, UK
                                    • 14:50-15:00 | Wrap