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Digital Media World 2017

10 Oct 2017 to 12 Oct 2017
Berlin
Germany

Speakers | Digital Media World 2017

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CEO, WAN-IFRA, France

Peyrègne took up duties as Chief Executive Officer of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) on 1 October 2012. Prior to joining WAN-IFRA, since the end of 2008 he worked in the office of the French minister of Culture and Communication where he was responsible for newspapers and new media as well as the “états généraux de la presse écrite,” the French government’s response to the economic difficulties facing the newspaper industry. From 2004 to 2008 he was head of development at Edipresse Publications SA in Lausanne, with responsibility for reader studies and marketing research.

Professor and Director, Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, USA

Jeff Jarvis

Jeff Jarvis is professor and director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. He is the author of “Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News,” "Public Parts," "What Would Google Do?", and the ebook "Gutenberg the Geek." He is also cohost of the podcast "This Week in Google."

Jarvis was president of Advance.net, the online arm of Advance Publications; creator of Entertainment Weekly; TV critic of TV Guide and People; Sunday editor and associate publisher of the New York Daily News; a columnist on the San Francisco Examiner; and an editor on the Chicago Tribune. He blogs at Buzzmachine.com.

Vice Chairman, The New York Times Company, USA, and President WAN-IFRA

Michael Golden was appointed vice chairman of The New York Times Company in October 1997. He was also elected to the Company’s Board of Directors in 1997. From 2009 to January 2012, Mr. Golden served as president and chief operating officer of The New York Times Company Regional Media Group. Mr. Golden served as publisher of the International Herald Tribune from 2003 to 2008.

Mr. Golden is the President of WAN-IFRA. He is also chairman of the board of directors for International Center for Journalists, a Washington, DC-based non-profit organisation that raises journalism standards through hands-on training workshops, seminars, fellowships and international exchanges. Additionally, Mr. Golden serves on the boards of The Associated Press and the Newspaper Association of America. He also serves on the board of directors of Graham Windham.

Chairman and CEO of Axel Springer SE, and President of the Federation of German Newspaper Publishers

Mathias Döpfner

Mathias Döpfner is Chairman and CEO of the German media group Axel Springer SE in Berlin. He is also the President of the Federation of German Newspaper Publishers. Mathias began his career in 1982 as a music critic of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ). He joined Gruner + Jahr in 1992, initially as an employee of board member Axel Ganz in Paris. Later he became assistant to the CEO Gerd Schulte-Hillen. In April 1994, Mathias became editor-in-chief of the weekly Wochenpost. And in 1996, he became editor-in-chief of the Hamburger Morgenpost. In March 1998 he switched to the daily newspaper Die Welt as editor-in-chief.

In July 2000 Mathias became a member of the Board of Axel Springer. Since January 2002 Mathias is Axel Springer’s Chairman and CEO. After he became CEO, sales of digital activities rose from 117 to 2.2 billion euros. The EBIDTA from digital activities increased from -12 million to 472 million euros.

Mathias is a member of the Board of Directors of Time Warner, Inc., Warner Music Group, and Vodafone Group, too. Axel Springer is the leading digital publisher in Europe and is active in more than 40 countries. Publishing brands include BILD, DIE WELT and BUSINESS INSIDER.

CEO, dmg media, United Kingdom, and First Vice-President WAN-IFRA

Kevin Beatty

Kevin was appointed to the Board of DMGT plc in 2004, having joined the Group in 1996. Prior to this, Kevin was managing director of the Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail Ltd, which at that time was part of Mirror Group plc.

With the Group for 20 years, Kevin has been managing director of The Mail on Sunday; managing director of the Evening Standard and London Metro; chief operating officer of Associated New Media; and managing director of Northcliffe Newspapers.

Kevin is now Chief Executive of dmg media, the consumer media operation of DMGT plc, which publishes the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, Metro, Mail Online, Mail Plus, Metro digital editions and Elite Daily. dmg media also has minority interests in the London Evening Standard, Wowcher, a daily deals business and a number of e-commerce business.

He is a board member of the NMA and represents the UK publishing industry on the executive council of WAN-IFRA; he is a non-executive director of the PA Group where he chairs the nominations committee and is a member of the remuneration committee. Recently he has been appointed Chairman of the RFC, the body that funds IPSO (Independent Press Standards Organisation).

Director, Global Advisory, WAN-IFRA, Germany

Nick runs our most advanced digital programmes, travelling the world to stay updated on tech trends and new funding models, from VR to crowdfunded news.

He started his career in London and has over ten years experience in innovative digital projects and collaborative working.

Before joining WAN-IFRA, he managed IT projects for ExxonMobil, Deutsche Bank and the European Patent Office, and facilitated the exec forums and conferences for the e-gov agency London Connects. He has a Diploma in Creativity, Innovation & Change from the Open University Business School.

Editorial Director, Pfeiffer Report, France

After 10 years at the helm of a leading European technology magazine, Andreas founded Pfeiffer Consulting in 1998, with the aim to provide market-specific research and consulting to media producers and technology providers. Through his site Pfeiffer Report he offers in-depth analysis of emerging media, publishing and technology trends. Pfeiffer is a frequent speaker at international events for the publishing and media community, and his insights have been quoted in newspapers and magazines such as the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune and Wired.

President and CEO of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Thomas Kent

Thomas Kent is president and CEO of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, which provides news around the clock in 25 languages to the Balkans, the former Soviet Union, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. He the former standards editor of The Associated Press and a specialist in journalistic ethics and Russian affairs.

With the AP, Kent served as international editor, news editor of AP’s World Services division; bureau chief in Moscow; chief of AP operations in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; correspondent for NATO and the European Union in Brussels; and reporter in Sydney, Australia and Hartford, Connecticut in the United States.

Kent has published extensively on journalistic ethics issues. He has been a lecturer or panel participant in English, French and Russian at forums in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, the UK, the Czech Republic, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Russia, Azerbaijan, Indonesia and Hong Kong.

He led the “Create Your Own Ethics Code” projects for the Online News Association, and has been active in ethical issues involving such new areas of journalism as virtual reality and automated newswriting.  He is an advisor to the Ethical Journalism Network. He served twice as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes in international reporting, advised the Society of Professional Journalists and the Global Editors Network on ethical issues and was a board member of the Organization of News Ombudsmen.

Kent was raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio, in the United States, holds a degree in Russian and East European Studies from Yale University and speaks Russian, French and Spanish. Until he was named to lead RFE/RL, he taught and advised at Columbia University's School of Journalism and the Harriman Institute of Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs.

Publisher CORRECTIV

David Schraven is head of the research center correctiv.org as publisher and content manager.
After working for the “Tageszeitung” and the “Süddeutsche Zeitung”, he was initially a freelance journalist for the “Welt” group in the business desk and in NRW desk. As a guest journalist in the “Time” magazine, David was in New York on September 11, when the towers collapsed. He was also one of the founders of the political blog “Ruhrbarone”. From 2010 to 2014, David was responsible for the “Research” department at the Content Desk of the Funke Media Group (WAZ / NRZ / WR / WP).
For his research on the PFT toxin affair at the Ruhr, David received a watchdog award from the daily press. He was awarded the research prize of the Swiss Wolfgang Fichtner Foundation for his work on the social fraud of the former State Secretary, Zülfiye Kaykin from Duisburg. His graphic report on the Afghanistan operation of the German army “Kriegszeiten” was nominated for the German Youth Literary Prize. His graphic report on the legal terrorism “WEISSE WÖLFE” received the German Reporter Prize.
Contact: david.schraven (at) correctiv.org

Director of Insights & Editor-in-Chief, WAN-IFRA, Germany

Dean is Director of Insights and Editor-in-Chief of WAN-IFRA, he is responsible for coordinating all activities related to the organisation's array of multimedia publications. He has more than 25 years’ experience working in the news publishing industry, much of that time spent researching, analysing, identifying and ultimately reporting about global media developments.

Consultant, Kirchner + Robrecht

David Best

David Best studied media management at the University of Mainz. For 6 years now, he has been working as a consultant for Kirchner + Robrecht management consultants, a company focusing on the media sector and corporate communications. As part of his activities, he carries out strategy, organisational and technology projects. His work focuses on projects for business model development, product management and IT system selection and implementation. Here, too, he is often concerned with systems from the publishing sector, e.g. editorial systems, WCMS, mobile publishing solutions, paywall systems or web analytics systems. He accompanies customers in the search for the individually suitable system solution.

Expert Advisor, WAN-IFRA Global Advisory

Steffen Damborg (MBA) is a Digital Director and board member with more than 10 years of experience in all aspects of running an online business in the Scandinavian media market, and a digital disruption specialist. Currently his focus is on the DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION of the media industry, different aspects of online media publishing, strategic development and emergent approaches towards new sustainable digital business models in the disrupted Nordic region media market. In 2016 he was appointed Group Discussion Leader within the area of the Business of Media & Entertainment at Harvard Business School.

Senior Editor, Digital, DW – Deutsche Welle, Germany

Esra Dogramaci is Senior Editor, Digital at Deutsche Welle. Formerly she worked as a digital consultant at BBC World Service where she worked with BBC Arabic on a digital transformation across online, video, radio and social media. Previously, she led a team that looked after 20 languages YouTube channel’s with results stretching to 550% growth in just a year, then leveraging that growth in experimental formats for social and mobile video. Esra joined the BBC from Al Jazeera in Qatar and Turkey and prior to that was at UNICEF and UN headquarters working in communications throughout. Esra has significant experience in digital transformation across news and current affairs, particularly in social video and off platform growth and development. She’s also a former national team athlete, representing Australia in Ice Hockey.

Executive Director of Europe and Africa, WAN-IFRA, Germany

As Director of Europe and Africa for the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), Ralf is responsible for the organisation's numerous activities in the region. He has over a decade of experience in digital media working in varied roles. After completing a journalistic apprenticeship at a regional newspaper, Ralf began his career as an editor and editorial team leader for T-Online in Germany. He went on to hold leadership positions at Coop Press, ETH Zurich, Information Architects and Denon Allmedia in Switzerland. Ralf has a Masters Degree in Political Science and Rhetoric from the University of Tübingen.

President, Local Media Association, USA

Nancy Lane

Nancy Lane is the dynamic leader of the Local Media Association, an organisation that represents nearly 3,000 newspapers and hundreds of broadcast companies, directory publishers, pure plays and R&D partners. LMA is intensely focused on helping local media companies discover new and sustainable business models. The association conducts extensive training, mainly on the digital side, in areas such as analytics, Google AdWords, social selling, sales certification (basic and digital) and much more. Thousands of media executives have participated in the training programs offered by LMA over the past two years.

Lane has served as president since October 2000 and prior to that she held publisher and senior level positions with daily and weekly newspapers in Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Missouri. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Villanova University and also serves on the VU Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Chief Revenue Officer, GateHouse Media, USA

Peter Newton is chief revenue officer of GateHouse Media, in addition to his current role as CEO of Propel Business Services, Inc. Newton joined GateHouse Media in 2012 to lead Propel Marketing, the Company’s digital marketing services agency. In 2015, Newton was promoted to CEO of Propel Business Services, which includes Propel Marketing; BestRide, the Company’s national automotive platform; AdUs, the Company’s digital agency in Las Vegas; and, a recent addition, Propel Business Capital, a small business lending venture. Propel Business Services continues to actively evaluate other investment opportunities.

Prior to GateHouse Media, Newton’s background included significant leadership experience in both traditional media and the digital space, with a particular focus on SMB products and services. Newton served as VP of Sales at The Boston Globe, President of its niche employment business, BostonWorks; and SVP and GM of Monster’s small and medium business segment.

Publisher, Victoria Advocate, Victoria, Texas, USA

Dan Easton currently serves as Publisher of the Victoria Advocate and President of Advocate Digital Media. He represents the third generation of ownership of the newspaper, and has led much of transition to a multimedia organisation. Dan has formerly served as IT Director, Digital Director, VP/Interactive, and Board Member for Victoria Advocate Publishing Company. Prior to his role at the Advocate, Dan was VP of Operations for Inquisite, Inc, an Austin-based software startup of parent Catapult Systems Corp. After a year consulting for Catapult, Dan was instrumental in launching the software company, including releasing the first Internet-enabled version in 1997, launching the Application Service Provider model (now known as Software as a Service or “Cloud” service) in 1998, and rapidly growing the company through penetration of Fortune 500 accounts. Prior to joining Catapult, Dan was a consultant and software developer for the Information Technology division of Wright Killen, a petrochemical consulting company, where he developed and implemented simulation and optimisation software for the petrochemical industry.
During Dan’s tenure, the Victoria Advocate has been recognised for their excellence by numerous media organisations. Recent notable recognition includes the 2014 Newspaper of the Year award by the Local Media Association, the 2016 Spirit of Freedom award by the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas, and First Place at the 2016 Texas Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. Dan was also recently awarded the Innovator of the Year award by the Local Media Association.
Dan is a native Texan, born in Houston and graduating high school in Corpus Christi. Dan graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is currently an active board member for the Victoria Economic Development Corporation, the Victoria Chamber of Commerce, and the Local Media Association. He has also served the board of the Victoria Fine Arts Association, and Habitat for Humanity – Victoria and Victoria Business and Education Coalition. Dan has been married to Camille for 19 years and has two children – James (16) and Elaine (13).

Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Global Alliance for Media Innovation (GAMI)

Rolf Dyrnes Svendsen is Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Global Alliance for Media Innovation (GAMI) founded in January 2015 by WAN-IFRA, the World Association of Newspaper and News Publishers. He is Editor of Adresseavisen, Norway’s fifth largest news- and advertising mediahouse. With ten additonal local newspapers situated in the mid-Norway, Adresseavisen is by far the largest compamy and the digital powerhouse of Polaris Media Group. Rolf is also Editor/director at the Polaris Media Lab. The Medialab, located in Trondheim, is supporting more than 30 newspapers in the Polaris Media Group, providing software development and maintainence for editorial and commercial purposes. The Medialab works closely with Schibsted’s digital development units with co-location of development teams at Schibsted Tech Polska’s Krakow operations. Rolf is also Chairman of the board of NxtMedia since 2011. Nxtmedia is an innovation cluster for the media industry in Middle Norway including newspapers, broadcast and web industry, universities and media software industry aiming to promote innovation and future media technology. Leading companies member of NxtMedia include Polaris Media, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, MKTMedia in swedish Stampen Group, Norwegian Media Businesses’ Association (MBL) and New Media Network.

CEO/Editor, VGTV, Norway

Helje Solberg is CEO/Editor of VGTV. For eight years she was the Executive Managing Editor for VG, the largest Norwegian daily on paper and internet combined. Solberg has worked for a number of Norwegian newspapers. She has experience across all platforms in VG, where she started working as a political reporter in 1994 and later took up positions as Editorial Department Manager, Sub Manager and Managing Editor. In 1995 she received the SKUP Award for Investigative Journalism for the so-called “AUF Scandal” (which led to the imprisonment of former treasures and leaders of the Worker’s Youth League for membership fraud).She is on the board of World Editors Forum (WEF), the head of the organizing committee of Schibsted Journalism Awards. She is on the Board of MBL (Norwegian Media Businesses’ Association), a member of Oslo Editor Association and a member of SKUP’s Advisory Committee. She has spent a year at Phillips Academy, Andover, has studied Russian, social anthropology and political science at the University of Oslo, and international relations at Bosphorus University in Istanbul. Solberg is the author of “Karen ­ a history about” (1996).

Head of AFP Medialab R&D, France

Denis Teyssou

Denis Teyssou is the head of AFP Medialab R&D since June 2007. Denis is a journalist with a background in informatics and innovation management (from CNAM institute in Paris). He has been participating in several FP7 and H2020 EU funded projects as well as French funded R&D projects, mainly from the National Research Agency (ANR). He is currently the innovation manager of the InVID European project about video verification on social networks. He is a member of the Global Alliance for Media Innovation launched by the World association of newspapers and publishers (WAN-IFRA).

Program Director, Element AI

Sébastien Provencher

 

Sébastien Provencher is Director, Strategy & Solutions, and one of the early employees at Element AI (Twitter: @element_ai). Serial entrepreneur with more than 17 years of experience successfully building digital products and services, Sébastien’s recent roles include Vice-President stints at HomeAdvisor and Acquisio. He co-founded two startups, including VC-funded Needium, where he worked as Vice President, Product Management and Business Development between 2007 and 2012. From 1999 to 2007 he played an instrumental role in formulating Yellow Pages Group’s online strategy in Canada. Sébastien is also mentor in the startup accelerator FounderFuel and adviser to several young tech companies. He can be found on Twitter at @sebprovencher.

Program Manager, Media Lab Bayern, Germany

Lina Timm

Lina Timm is founder and Program Manager of Media Lab Bayern, an incubator for new ideas in digital journalism. The Media Lab Bayern supports talents and teams in founding media startups with mentoring programs and financial support. Previous to this, Lina wrote for outlets of Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung and DIE ZEIT and worked as a video journalist for formats that screened on ARTE or ProSieben. She studied German language, media sciences and sociology in Hamburg and attended the German School of Journalism in Munich. As a side project she founded the Slack community www.digital-journalism.rocks, which is a place to share best practices and expertise from now over 1,000 digital journalists.

Entrepreneur, Publisher, Finland

Ilkka Lavas

Ilkka Lavas is serial entrepreneur, speaker and digital marketing visionary. He is best known for his companies such as advertising network Improve Media, TableOnline booking service and legendary City Magazine Finland. Lavas started his career as an entrepreneur 20 years ago when he was only 17 years old. Since starting his first company he has grown his business empire and now he is CEO of group that employs over 100 people.
Ilkka Lavas, MBA, B.Sc. has been rewarded for leadership and entrepreneurship. His team was rewarded second fastest growing company in Deloitte Fast500-competition.Ilkka Lavas is passionate about growth companies and entrepreneurship. Challenges are just new possibilities and you can always learn from them. Ilkka Lavas is positive, diligent and a determined visionary, who's innovative process models have helped customers to grow and succeed year in, year out.

Managing Director, Schwäbisch Media, Ravensburg, Germany

Since 2008, Dr. Sabathil has been the Managing Director at the Schwäbisch Media, Ravensburg. His previous professional experience includes: From 1988 to 1989: Controller Axel Springer, Hamburg. From 1990 – 1991 he was CFO Medical Tribune International, Frankfurt before he became Managing Director at Ostsee-Zeitung, Rostock from 1992 – 2006. In 2007 he was Managing Director Leipziger Volkszeitung, Leipzig before joining Schwäbisch Media.

 

 

Publishing Director and Head of Management Board of BILD Group, Axel Springer, Germany

Donata Hopfen

Donata Hopfen is Publishing Director and Head of Management Board of BILD Group since May 2014. BILD is Europe’s largest newspaper and Germany’s largest digital news portal. Since 2010 she was Managing Director of BILD’s digital activities. Joining Axel Springer in 2003 Donata worked in various business development positions at BILD.T-Online and as head of business development in Axel Springer’s electronic media department. Donata’s career started as a strategy consultant in Accenture’s media and telecommunications practice. Born in Hamburg, she studied Business at the Universities of Reutlingen and Madrid (ICADE).

WAN-IFRA, Deputy CEO

Manfred Werfel is WAN-IFRA Deputy CEO, based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He is responsible for the Expo business of the association. He takes also care of the World Printers Forum, the print community within WAN-IFRA.

Since 1996 Werfel is part of WAN-IFRA’s management team. Over time he was responsible for Research, WAN-IFRA Reports, Expert Committees, Consulting, Training, Print Quality Projects, Events, Innovation Projects, World Press Trends, Congress, World Printers Forum and Expo. In 2012 he acted as Interim CEO.

CTO & Co-Founder Kitext GmbH, Duisburg, Germany

Nicolai Erbs

Dr. Nicolai Erbs studied physics at the Technical University of Darmstadt and earned his PHD in computer science with emphasis on language processing. His dissertation deals with the automatic structuring of texts by means of language processing. After teaching at the University of Duisburg-Essen, he advised companies in Germany and England on machine learning. His focus was on the development of prototypes for the automatic analysis of texts in the areas of health and finance. He is co-founder of Kitext GmbH and is responsible for the development of algorithms for text classification.

Technical and Production Director, The Times of India

Sanat Hazra studied at the Rochester Institute of Technology, earning BS in Photographic Science & Engineering, MS in Printing Technology and attended Tuck College at Dartmouth University studying Corporate Leadership Program. Before joining the Time of India as Technical and Production Director in 2008, Sanat worked at the New York Daily News as VP of Production. Sanat dedicated 14 years with the New York Times prior to joining the New York Daily News. As Executive Director of Production at the New York Times, Sanat was responsible for transforming company’s two printing plants into state of the art operation, optimising the entire supply chain of the newspaper, implementing Statistical Process Control and Six Sigma process and winning many International Newspaper Color Quality Club awards.

Prior to the NYT; he worked for the Crosfield Electronics as Senior Material Science Engineer. At Crosfield Electronics, he developed direct imaging thermal plate for CTP application.

MD & CEO, Kasturi & Sons Ltd., India

Rajiv C. Lochan is the Managing Director and CEO of Kasturi and Sons Ltd., 138-year old publishers of The Hindu and Group publications in India. Prior to The Hindu Group, Rajiv was a Partner with McKinsey & Company and co-founded their Chennai practice. He's active in the social sector‎ in the areas of public health and financial inclusion. He sits on the Board of Governors of the Institute for Financial Management and Research and on the Board of Directors of Sundaram Finance Ltd and IFMR Holdings as an Independent Director. Rajiv holds a BTech from IIT Madras, an MS from MIT and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

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