24-26 March 2019, Berlin

with the main Summit 25-26 March


Digital Innovators’ Summit

Digital media moves at an incredible pace. New platforms and business models are emerging all the time.  Sometimes it is hard keeping up with the speed of all the changes.


That’s why FIPP and VDZ’s Digital Innovators’ Summit (DIS), held in Berlin on 18-20 March, is a must for anyone in the B2C and B2B media industries. It is the place to hear about the future of media and technology directly from the innovators who are driving change.


DIS brings together senior executives from media businesses, technology innovators and solution providers to share ideas, discuss emerging trends and showcase future products.


The conference attracts over 600 senior executives from over 35 countries with attendees including CEOs and other C-suite execs, Managing Directors, Heads of Online and Mobile, Publishers, Editors and Content Managers, Business Development Marketing and Sales.


Here are just some of the reasons why you should attend.

Cutting edge topics, top international speakers

The heart of the event is the summit, where you can listen to and engage with over 40 thought leaders from media, technology and associated industries. They share their vision from the stage in fireside chats and workshops and network with the 600 international media leaders and innovators who attend the summit.

Consider new business models

Which new companies will shape tomorrow's media world. Here is a chance to meet and quiz the founders of some of the hottest media and technology companies about how they see the future.

Network, the way you want to

Fancy sampling Berlin's eclectic and vibrant nightlife? Or maybe you prefer to enjoy the best cuisine the city has to offer? Aside from networking opportunities at the venue, the DIS provides an opportunity to relax and socialise with your peers in the pulsating heart of one of the world’s most dynamic cities.

Discover Berlin

Berlin with its pulsating nightlife, unpretentious charm and vibrant cultural mix has always been one of Europe’s premier cities. In recent years, it has also become one of the world’s key tech hubs with several of Europe’s hottest startups developing businesses here that they hope to rival other tech and media businesses – businesses Google, Facebook, Soundcloud and many more, all of whom, incidentally, have a significant presence in the city too. Experience it all with the DIS’ alternative Berlin and startup tours.


The Digital Innovators’ Summit presents the people from around the world who are shaping tomorrow's media. Previous years have featured CEOs, entrepreneurs, expert analysts and influentials all of whom boast incredible knowledge, insight and market intelligence. The programme will provide you with perspectives from those devising trend-setting strategies to those making it happen day in and out.


Some of the speakers in previous years included:


  • Andy Mitchell, Facebook
  • Benjamin Edelman, Harvard Business School
  • Carsten Kritscher, Vice
  • Gary Ellis, Hearst Magazines International
  • Jimmy Maymann, Huffington Post
  • John Avlon, The Daily Beast
  • Joshua Macht, Harvard Business Review
  • JP Rangaswami, then with Salesforce
  • Justin B. Smith, then with Quartz
  • Justin Ferrell, d.school, Stanford University
  • Katie Stanton, Twitter
  • Lewis DVorkin, Forbes
  • Lutz Finger, LinkedIn
  • Matt Crystal, Pinterest
  • Natasha Christie-Miller, Emap
  • Phil Thomas, Cannes Lions
  • Rebecca Lieb, Altimeter Group
  • Richard Gingrass, Google
  • Scott Lamb, Buzzfeed
  • Steve Hannah, The Onion


And many more…

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