Agenda 2020

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

23 March: DIS Opening Drinks

  • Pre-event: Meet DIS speakers and fellow delegates at our opening drinks on the evening before the summit.
  • More information here: Networking
24 MARCH 2020
25 MARCH 2020
  1. 24 MARCH 2020

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

    2. 09:00 | Welcome

    3. 09:10 - 10:25 | Keynotes: Innovation Strategy / Industry Transformation

      • 09:10

        • 09:10
          Building a multi-million dollar digital media business from the ground up
          • Philippe von Borries, Founder, Refinery29, USA
            Philippe von Borries, Founder, Refinery29, USA
      • 09:35

        • 09:35
          Lessons from Hollywood: Competing for consumer attention in an age fuelled by boundless data
          • Amy Jo Smith, President and CEO, DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, USA
            Amy Jo Smith, President and CEO, DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, USA
      • 10:00

        • 10:00
          Innovation World Report 2020/2021: Of every innovation possibility, this is the one that dictates success in all others
          • John Wilpers, Senior Director USA, Innovation Media Consulting Group, USA
            John Wilpers, Senior Director USA, Innovation Media Consulting Group, USA
    4. 10:25 - 10:50 | Networking Coffee

    5. 10:50 - 12:05 | Trends / New Business

      • 10:50

        • Atrium Stage
          10:50
          On the horizon – these are the media and entertainment trends set to shape your business through to 2023
          • Ennèl van Eeden, Global Entertainment and Media Leader, Partner, PwC, Netherlands
            Ennèl van Eeden, Global Entertainment and Media Leader, Partner, PwC, Netherlands
          • Werner Ballhaus, PwC, Germany
            Werner Ballhaus, PwC, Germany
        • Specialist Stage
          10:50
          Transformation from head to toe: Turning a 88 year old business into a digital company
          • Peter F. Schmid, CEO, Visable, Germany
            Peter F. Schmid, CEO, Visable, Germany
        • DIScovery stage
          10:50
          Need for speed: How Blick delivers stories at an unrivalled pace
          • Marcus Dauck, Head Publishing Technologies & Services, Ringier AG, Switzerland
            Marcus Dauck, Head Publishing Technologies & Services, Ringier AG, Switzerland
      • 11:15

        • Atrium Stage
          11:15
          Artificial intelligence and innovation in news and leadership
          • Anita Zielina, Director of News Innovation and Leadership, Craig Newmark J-School at CUNY, USA
            Anita Zielina, Director of News Innovation and Leadership, Craig Newmark J-School at CUNY, USA
        • Specialist Stage
          11:15
          You don't have to be big to win at the digital subscriptions game
          • Svein-Erik Hole, Editor, TU Media, Norway
            Svein-Erik Hole, Editor, TU Media, Norway
          • Jan Moberg, CEO & Publisher, TU Media, Norway
            Jan Moberg, CEO & Publisher, TU Media, Norway
        • DIScovery stage
          11:15
          Get ready for a life beyond reliance on third-party cookie tracking
          • Howard Paine, Sales Director DACH, Permutive, UK
            Howard Paine, Sales Director DACH, Permutive, UK
      • 11:40

        • Atrium Stage
          11:40
          From BuzzFeed to Medium – a perspective on what's on the horizon for publishers and platforms alike
          • Scott Lamb, VP Publisher Growth and Strategy, Medium, USA
            Scott Lamb, VP Publisher Growth and Strategy, Medium, USA
        • Specialist Stage
          11:40
          How Zetland developed a successful reader-financed audio product for long-form content
          • Tav Klitgaard, Head of Product, Zetland, Denmark
            Tav Klitgaard, Head of Product, Zetland, Denmark
          • Lea Korsgaard, Editor in Chief, Zetland, Denmark
            Lea Korsgaard, Editor in Chief, Zetland, Denmark
        • DIScovery stage
          11:40
          How to make newsletters add directly to the bottom line of your subscription business
          • Michaël Jarjour, Head of Publisher Relations, Revue, Netherlands
            Michaël Jarjour, Head of Publisher Relations, Revue, Netherlands
    6. 12:10 - 13:00 | Transformation / GDPR Deep-dive

      • 12:10 - 12:35

        • Atrium Stage
          12:10 - 12:35
          How the world's most innovative companies intentionally evolve
          • Tom Triumph, Author and Innovation Consultant, USA
            Tom Triumph, Author and Innovation Consultant, USA
        • DIScovery stage
          12:10 - 12:35
          How InStyle uses e-commerce to create their award-winning business model
          • Axel Wolrath, Founder and CSO, Tipser, Sweden
            Axel Wolrath, Founder and CSO, Tipser, Sweden
      • 12:10 - 13:00

        • Specialist Stage
          12:10 - 13:00
          The Consent Trap: Strategies to escape the GDPR consent threat
          • Oliver von Wersch, Founder and CEO, vonwerschpartner Digital Strategies, Germany
            Oliver von Wersch, Founder and CEO, vonwerschpartner Digital Strategies, Germany
      • 12:35 - 13:00

        • Atrium Stage
          12:35 - 13:00
          Transforming National Geographic across international markets
          • Yulia Boyle, SVP International Media Partnerships and Image Collection, National Geographic Partners, USA
            Yulia Boyle, SVP International Media Partnerships and Image Collection, National Geographic Partners, USA
        • DIScovery stage
          12:35 - 13:00
          Media Literacy: The role of journalism in media literacy and the paid content opportunities too many publishers are missing out on
          • Nikolay Malyarov, PressReader, Canada
            Nikolay Malyarov, PressReader, Canada
    7. 13:00 - 14:00 | Networking Lunch

    8. 14:00 - 14:25 | Platforms / AI and storytelling

      • 14:00

        • Atrium Stage
          14:00
          Business development at Twitch – monetisation lessons from the world's largest streaming platform for gamers and enthusiasts
          • Burkhard Leimbrock, Commercial Director Europe, Twitch, Finland
            Burkhard Leimbrock, Commercial Director Europe, Twitch, Finland
        • Specialist Stage
          14:00
          Human or robot? How AI shapes content strategies for media and brands
          • Rebekah Billingsley, Cedar Communications, UK
            Rebekah Billingsley, Cedar Communications, UK
        • DIScovery stage
          14:00
          Digital Transformation in Subscriber Management & Billing – Is there another way?
          • Ana Lobb, MPP Global, UK
            Ana Lobb, MPP Global, UK
    9. 14:25 - 14:50 | Platforms / AI and hate speech

      • 14:25

        • Atrium Stage
          14:25
          How The Washington Post's TikTok whizz engages millions of youthful fans for the venerable news brand
          • Dave Jorgenson, Producer and Writer – Creative Video, The Washington Post, USA
            Dave Jorgenson, Producer and Writer – Creative Video, The Washington Post, USA
        • Specialist Stage
          14:25
          Using AI and data to combat hate speech online
          • Timothy Quinn, Co-Founder, Hatebase, Canada
            Timothy Quinn, Co-Founder, Hatebase, Canada
        • DIScovery stage
          14:25
          How 5G & Wi-Fi 6 will drive the next evolution in digital video – and what that means for publishers
          • Aron Elbase, Sales Manager, Wibbitz, France
            Aron Elbase, Sales Manager, Wibbitz, France
    10. 14:55 - 15:20 | Transformation / Influencers

      • 14:55

        • Atrium Stage
          14:55
          Why and how marketing & communication should change to successfully engage Gen Z
          • Stefan Häckel, CEO DACH, VICE Media, Germany
            Stefan Häckel, CEO DACH, VICE Media, Germany
        • Specialist Stage
          14:55
          Social media growth hacking – lessons from China's key opinion leaders (KOLs)
          • Doris Ke, Founder, Business of Women, China
            Doris Ke, Founder, Business of Women, China
        • DIScovery stage
          14:55
          Know what the world is watching: The future of digital video
          • Bill Challenger, Tubular Labs, UK
            Bill Challenger, Tubular Labs, UK
    11. 15:20 - 15:45 | New Revenue / Insight

      • 15:20

        • Atrium Stage
          15:20
          How international podcast licensing can help SME publishers build new revenue streams
          • Declan Moore, Head of International, Wondery, UK
            Declan Moore, Head of International, Wondery, UK
        • Specialist Stage
          15:20
          Making sense of blockchain: Mapping a path towards mass adoption for blockchain and crypto currency
          • Melanie Mohr, Founder, womprotocol.io; CEO, yeay.com, Germany
            Melanie Mohr, Founder, womprotocol.io; CEO, yeay.com, Germany
    12. 15:45 - 16:15 | Networking Coffee

    13. 16:15 - 17:05 | Online Trust / Deep-dive / Insight

      • 16:15-16:40

        • Atrium Stage
          16:15-16:40
          Fake futures: What Reuters have learnt about deep fakes and what you need to know about it, right now
          • Hazel Baker, Reuters, UK
            Hazel Baker, Reuters, UK
      • 16:15 - 17:05

        • Specialist Stage
          16:15 - 17:05
          Start with change: Fix your workflow, then your software
          • Kilian Schalk, Founder, PurpleGray Consulting, USA
            Kilian Schalk, Founder, PurpleGray Consulting, USA
      • 16:15 - 16:40

        • DIScovery stage
          16:15 - 16:40
          Artificial Intelligence as Editor-in-Chief
          • Johannes Knierzinger, Newsadoo, Austria
            Johannes Knierzinger, Newsadoo, Austria
      • 16:40 - 17:05

        • Atrium Stage
          16:40 - 17:05
          From East to West: What is cutting-edge in the world's largest Internet market?
          • Tom Xiong, Serial entrepreneur; Founder, Digitally China Podcast; CEO, Move Shanghai, China
            Tom Xiong, Serial entrepreneur; Founder, Digitally China Podcast; CEO, Move Shanghai, China
        • DIScovery stage
          16:40 - 17:05
          The new generation of digital publishing -- increase your reach and sales with our ePaper solution
          • Manuel Kössler, i-Magazine AG / Yumpu.com, Austria
            Manuel Kössler, i-Magazine AG / Yumpu.com, Austria
    14. 17:10 - 18:00 | Innovation

      • 17:10

        • Atrium Stage
          17:10
          Meredith Innovation Group: the ins and outs of innovation and product development at America's publishing giant
          • Corbin de Rubertis, Head of Innovation, Meredith Corporation, USA
            Corbin de Rubertis, Head of Innovation, Meredith Corporation, USA
      • 17:35

        • Atrium Stage
          17:35
          Building new media brands and products across multiple, inter-connected channels
          • Erica Anderson, Vox Media, USA
            Erica Anderson, Vox Media, USA
    15. 18:00 | Wrap of Day 1 & Networking Drinks

  2. 25 MARCH 2020

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

    2. 09:00 | Welcome

    3. 09:05 - 09:30 | Transformation

      • 09:05

        • 09:05
          How Vogel Communications became an agent for change: From B2B publisher to a full-service agency
          • Matthias Bauer, Vogel Communications Group, Germany
            Matthias Bauer, Vogel Communications Group, Germany
    4. 09:30 - 09:55 | Fireside Chat

      • 09:30

        • 09:30
          Luxury brands and the acceleration to digital
          • Almar Latour, Publisher for Barron's Group and EVP, Dow Jones, USA
            Almar Latour, Publisher for Barron's Group and EVP, Dow Jones, USA
    5. 09:55 - 10:20 | Podcasting and video / Engaging Fans

      • 09:55

        • Atrium Stage
          09:55
          Paris Match at 70: How successes with podcasts and video helped make it a year to celebrate
          • Marion Mertens, Chief Digital Editor, Paris Match, France
            Marion Mertens, Chief Digital Editor, Paris Match, France
        • Specialist Stage
          09:55
          Inside Onefootball: engaging and monetising the world's Gen Y and Z football fans
          • Patrick Fischer, Chief Business Officer, Onefootball, Germany
            Patrick Fischer, Chief Business Officer, Onefootball, Germany
    6. 10:20 - 10:45 | Video / Engaging Fans

      • 10:20

        • Atrium Stage
          10:20
          Video the Axel Springer way
          • Stefan Betzold, Axel Springer Digital News Media Germany
            Stefan Betzold, Axel Springer Digital News Media Germany
        • Specialist Stage
          10:20
          From Drivetribe to Foodtribe: Why Jeremy Clarkson & Co believe in building vertical destinations for passionate fans
          • Jonathan Morris, CEO, DriveTribe & FoodTribe, UK
            Jonathan Morris, CEO, DriveTribe & FoodTribe, UK
    7. 10:45 - 11:10 | Networking Coffee

    8. 11:10 - 11:35 | Influencers / New Business

      • 11:10

        • Atrium Stage
          11:10
          The Power of Influence: How digital publishers have found success partnering with influencers
          • Evan Luzzatto, President, NSL Media Inc., Chairman of Socialyte, USA
            Evan Luzzatto, President, NSL Media Inc., Chairman of Socialyte, USA
        • Specialist Stage
          11:10
          From launching an independent financial news service ... to bringing news in English from China to the world
          • Hu Shuli, Publisher, Caixin, China
            Hu Shuli, Publisher, Caixin, China
    9. 11:35 - 12:00 | Streaming / Insight

      • 11:35

        • Atrium Stage
          11:35
          Streaming Keynote: Storytelling, user experience and revenue models – lessons from the battle for streaming supremacy
          • Soumya Sriraman, President, Britbox, USA
            Soumya Sriraman, President, Britbox, USA
        • Specialist Stage
          11:35
          How robust research helps CultureTrip to spawn innovative new campaigns across digital channels
          • Jennifer Dunleavy, Global Strategy Lead, Culture Trip, UK
            Jennifer Dunleavy, Global Strategy Lead, Culture Trip, UK
    10. 12:00 - 12:45 | Light Networking Lunch

    11. 12:45 - 13:35 | Advertising / Deep-dive / Subscriptions

      • 12:45 - 13:10

        • Atrium Stage
          12:45 - 13:10
          Can publisher collaboration stop the platform juggernaut from eating the advertising world?
          • Philipp Schmidt, Chief Transformation Officer & MD of Media Solutions, Prisma Media, France
            Philipp Schmidt, Chief Transformation Officer & MD of Media Solutions, Prisma Media, France
      • 12:45 - 13:35

        • Specialist Stage
          12:45 - 13:35
          Google Algorithms vs. Google Penalties Explained
          • Kaspar Szymanski, Founder, SearchBrothers.com, Ireland
            Kaspar Szymanski, Founder, SearchBrothers.com, Ireland
      • 13:10 - 13:35

        • Atrium Stage
          13:10 - 13:35
          Global subscription update – winners, losers and latest developments
          • James Hewes, President and CEO, FIPP, UK
            James Hewes, President and CEO, FIPP, UK
    12. 13:40 - 14:25 | Closing Conversation

      • 13:40

        • Atrium Stage
          13:40
          MediaVoices Podcast Live at DIS
          • Erica Anderson, Vox Media, USA
            Erica Anderson, Vox Media, USA
          • Peter Houston, Co-Host, Media Voices Podcast; Founder, Flipping Pages Media, UK
            Peter Houston, Co-Host, Media Voices Podcast; Founder, Flipping Pages Media, UK
          • Esther Kezia Thorpe, Co-Host, Media Voices Podcast; B2B Content Marketing Manager, Dennis, UK
            Esther Kezia Thorpe, Co-Host, Media Voices Podcast; B2B Content Marketing Manager, Dennis, UK
          • Chris Sutcliffe, Co-Host, Media Voices Podcast; Freelance media journalist and consultant, UK
            Chris Sutcliffe, Co-Host, Media Voices Podcast; Freelance media journalist and consultant, UK
    13. 14:30 | Wrap of Day 2 & Goodbye until 2021

24 MARCH 2020
25 MARCH 2020