18-20 March 2018, Berlin

with the main Summit 19-20 March


DIS 2018

18 - 20 March 2018

“The DIS is the essential platform
for quality media businesses
to share innovation and insight”

Main Summit
19 - 20 March
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Created by FIPP, the network for global media, and VDZ, the association for German publishers Digital Innovators' Summit (DIS) in Berlin is the annual event in Europe for media companies to attend. A premium event now in its 11th year, DIS is the essential platform for quality media to share insights and innovation. Join us in 2018. Don’t wait too long to book though! Our discounted pre-agenda offer is available until December 18th.

Why DIS?

The international English language summit not only gives attendees the chance to hear and interact with key media influencers, it also presents an unparalleled opportunity to network with peers both at the conference, and more informally at social events organised by DIS. And what a great city to socialise in! Berlin really has heart beat. A cosmopolitan, innovative, exciting city that boasts an incredibly rich culture and diverse nightlife. It's also home to leading international media companies like Axel Springer and more recently has become one of the most vibrant startup hubs in the world. 600 colleagues from more than 30 countries attend DIS every year. Join them!

Knowledge | Networking | Experiences

In July, the FIPP and VDZ teams met outside Berlin to consider feedback from previous delegates (we do take it to heart!), to develop our thinking for DIS2018 and to make sure we bring you a Summit showcasing cutting-edge thinking, providing experiential opportunities and offering a platform for in-depth networking and social activity. DIS2018 will be spectacular. Join us in Berlin in March 2018! Sign up today to benefit from our discounted pre-agenda offer, ending December 18th.


Organised and hosted by

Speakers in 2017

Jamshid Alamuti
Entrepreneur, Disruptor, Transformation Strategist
Former Managing Director of Berlin School of Creative Leadership

Marc Al-Hames
Managing Director
Cliqz GmbH

Max Amordeluso
EU Head of Alexa Skills Kit

Srini Balasubramanian
Managing Director
Ananda Vikatan

Samantha Barry
Executive Producer for Social and Emerging Media
CNN Worldwide

Laurie Benson

Paul Berney
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
mCordis/The Connected Marketer Institute

Robert Bosch
Ströer SE & Co. KGaA

Jennifer Brandel
CEO & Co-Founder

Daniel Butler
CEO and Founder

David Chalmers
Senior Marketing Director
Cvent Europe Ltd.

Kelly Day
Chief Digital Officer

Francesca Donner
Times Insider, The New York Times

Frank Dopheide
Managing Director
Handelsblatt Publishing Group

Cosmin Ene
Founder and CEO

Michael Fischer
Managing Director
AdTech Factory

Patrick Fischer
Sport1 Media GmbH

Agustino Fontevecchia
Chief Digital Officer
Editorial Perfil

Johann C. Freilinger
Head of Marketing & Communications
SAP Exchange Media

Pia Frey
Co-Founder and Head of Publishing

Andreas Fuhlisch
Managing Director and Partner
Mediaplus Group

Maximilian Gall
Founder and CEO

Dr. Jürgen Galler
CEO and Co-Founder
1plusX AG

Jeremy Gilbert
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Washington Post

Moritz Gimbel
VP Product
NBC News Digital Group

Christian Hanke

Fabian von Heimburg
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Hotnest (ReChao 热巢)

Tobias Hellwig
Editorial Developer

Mike Hewitt
Managing Director, Adaugeo Media

Moritz Hilger

Koos Hussem
President & CEO

Michael Isaacs
Director of Product Marketing

Edoardo Jacucci
Chief Product Officer

Ian James
General Manager, International

Leif Jonasson
Editor-in-chief (Komputer for alle) and Senior Project Manager (Editorial IT)
Bonnier Publications

Thomas Joosten
Founder and CEO of Adsurity
Ex-CEO of Zanox and Investor

Sachin Kamdar
CEO and Co-Founder

Dr. Michael Karg
Group Chief Executive Officer

Rachael Kennedy
Senior News Journalist

Gerrit Klein
Ebner Publishing Group

Steffen Konrath
CEO and Founder
Liquid Newsroom

Lucy Küng
Google News Initiative Senior Research Fellow
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford University

Jay Lauf
President & Publisher, Quartz
Senior Vice President, Atlantic Media

Ilkka Lavas
Serial Entrepreneur & Publisher
City Magazine, Improve Media, TableOnline, EatAndTheCity

Sergio Liscia
Marketing Director
Wolters Kluwer

Andrew Losowsky
Proejct Lead
The Coral Project at Mozilla Foundation

Nikolay Malyarov
EVP, Chief Content Officer and General Counsel

Kristian Meinken
Managing Director
Mercury Media Technology

Rasmus Nielsen
Director of Research
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford University

Zvika Orron
Venture Partner
Carmel Ventures

Brandon Paine
Chief Revenue Officer
Independent Journal Review

Jamie Pallot
Executive Director & Co-Founder
Emblematic Group

Ole Petter Pedersen
News Editor
Kommunal Rapport

John Peeters
Director Business Development & Co-Owner

Grzegorz Piechota
Research Associate
Harvard Business School

Adam Poulter
Managing Director EMEA, LatAm & AsiaPAC
Vubiquity International

Arnaud de Puyfontaine

Geoff Ramsey
Chairman and Co-Founder

Tom Ricca-McCarthy

Jack Riley
Director of Commercial and Audience Development
Huffington Post UK/AOL

Andrés Rodríguez
Spain Media

Josh Rucci
GM & Global Head, Media Distribution
Bloomberg LP

Jenni Sargent
Managing Director
First Draft

Alan Saura
Audience Development Strategist

Christoph Schuh

Volker Smid

Duncan Smith
Vice President of Media and Social

Birger Søiland
Head of Sales - EMEA

Athan Stephanopoulos

Mark Stephens
Head of Content Marketing
The Foundry, Time Inc. UK

Andrea Thilo
Moderator, Journalist, Producer

Jon Westnedge
Managing Director, Director FR & DACH

Zanita Whittington
Creative Director, Photographer, Model
Zanita Studio

Jon Wilks
Chief Content Officer
Content Insights

John Wilpers
Senior Director
Innovation Media Consulting

Wolfgang Zehrt
Independent Consultant


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Who attends?

The Digital Innovators’ Summit attracts senior executives and key decision makers from magazine and digital media groups from around the world.  Attendees include CEOs, Managing Directors, Publishers, Editors as well as executives from Business Development, Interactive, Marketing and Sales. Here are just a few of the companies that have had attendees at DIS.

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18 - 20 March 2018 (main Summit 19-20 March)
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