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”

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19 - 20 March
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Welcome to Europe’s leading media event! - 19 & 20 March 2018

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 12th year, DIS is the essential platform for quality media to share insights and innovation.

Knowledge | Networking | Experiences

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.


Organised and hosted by

Speakers in 2018

Pauli Aalto-Setälä
Chief Executive Officer
Aller Media Oy

Stuart Adamson
Director, Media & Partnerships Group
Thomas Cook Media & Partnerships

Johan Åhlund
Natural Language Interaction Entrepreneur and Domain Expert
Founder and CEO, jabberBrain

Tomas Bella
Executive Board Member and Head of Online Activities
Dennik N

Stefan Betzold
Managing Director Digital

Benedikt Böckenförde
Founder and CEO
Visual Statements

Hans-Christian Boos
Managing Director

Alexander Bregman
Strategic Partner Development Manager, Product Partnerships EMEA

Guido Bülow
Strategic Partner Manager
Facebook Germany

Ben Cotton
Executive Director Retention and Customer Experience
The New York Times

Jesper Doub
Managing Director, Spiegel Online
Publishing Director, Spiegel Verlag

Margaret Ann Dowling
Founder, Create and Translate.org
Ambassador & Founder, Singularity University Warsaw Chapter

Matt Egan
Editorial Director: US and UK

Breton Fischetti
Senior Director: Insider Picks
Business Insider

Luca Forlin
Head of International Product Partnerships - News and Publishing
Google Play Newsstand

Bernhard Glock
Senior Vice President

Dominik Grau
Chief Innovation Officer
Ebner Media

Jenny Griffiths
Founder and CEO
Snap Tech

Mike Hewitt
Managing Director
Adaugeo Media

Maureen Hoch
HBR.org, Harvard Business Review

Donata Hopfen

Linda Ligios
Managing Editor
Springwise Intelligence

Gary Liu
South China Morning Post

Julian March
Managing Director of Media, Games, Video & Entertainment
Future plc

Will McInnes
Chief Marketing Officer

Molly Miller
Chief Content Officer
ALM Media

Matthew Monahan
Head of Sales & Product
Arc Publishing, Washington Post

Carolyn Morgan
Founder, Conference Chair and Moderator, Penmaen Media;
Chairman, Digital Experts Group, Nottingham University

Hilmar Mulder
Chief Editor
Libelle - Sanoma

Dr. Markus Peschl
Professor of Cognitive Science and Philosophy of Science
University of Vienna

Grzegorz Piechota
Research Associate
Harvard Business School and University of Oxford

Hannah Ray
Head of Visual Storytelling and Social Strategy
Condé Nast International

Lucy Rohr
Snapchat Editor and Deputy Multi-Media Editor
The Economist

Melissa Rosenthal
Executive Vice President
Cheddar Inc.

Laura Rowe
Editor at Olive
Immediate Media Co.

Ingo Rübe

Kerstin Schiefelbein
Visual Statements

Vivian Schiller
Executive Editor in Residence, Weber Shandwick
Director, Scott Trust

Juan Señor
Innovation Media Consulting Group

Daniel Sieberg
Head of Journalism Operations, Co-Founder

Helje Solberg
CEO and Editor
VGTV - Shibsted

Abi Spooner
Chief Customer Officer

Mark Stencel
Co-Director of The Reporter's Lab
Journalism Instructor, Duke University

Andrea Thilo
Moderator, Journalist, Producer

Kevin Turpin
National Journal - Atlantic Media

Lee Walker
International Managing Editor, Football/International
Bleacher Report

Oliver von Wersch
Founder and CEO
vonwerschpartner Digital Strategies

Dr. Andreas Wiele
President Classifieds and Marketing Media
Axel Springer

Sara Wilkins
Digital Editor
ALT. - Egmont Publishing

John Wilpers
Senior Director
Innovation Media Consulting

Jenny Woods
Head of Social Media Listening

Troy Young
Global President
Hearst Digital Media

Jens Gützkow

Pablo Herrero
Head of Business Development EMEA

Koos Hussem
President & CEO

Mark van de Kamp

Em Kuntze
Freelance writer and Content Manager
Content Insights

Ilkka O. Lavas
Serial entrepreneur, speaker, business consultant and digital marketing visionary
Co-Founder, EatAndTheCity

Nikolay Malyarov
EVP, Chief Content Officer and General Counsel

Prash Naidu
Founder & CEO

Dieter Reichert
CEO and Co-Founder
censhare AG

Sabrina Spielberger
CEO & Founder

Stan Sugarman
Senior Vice President
Salesforce.com Inc


DIS 2018: Transforming Hong Kong’s newspaper of record, Gary Liu, CEO, South China Morning Post

By Ashley Norris The South China Morning Post has a long and distinguished history. As its CEO Gary Liu explained at the Digital Innovators’ Summit, it is also a news organisation that was until recently mired in legacy...More ...


Innovation launch: Here’s where and how magazines and other media innovate

By Jessica Patterson It’s been another year of rapid change and innovative publishers continue to assemble a quiver full of new solutions to drive their businesses forward – something that becomes apparent when you page through...More ...


Springwise report on AI and the future of work released at DIS

On the first day of the Digital Innovators Summit (DIS) in Berlin next week Linda Ligios, managing editor of the Springwise innovation intelligence company, revealed the findings of a new innovation report into AI and the future...More ...

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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