Wednesday, February 7th

Our roster of stellar speakers will provide insights into some of the most important topics for our industry today including new business models and revenue diversificationwho’s killing it in video; weaponization of social media; reinventing local and going global; fostering trust and brand safety, and reckoning with the duopoly.
—DCN Team
4:00 - 6:00PM
DCN Board Meeting
Location: Hong Kong Room (5th floor, past registration table)
The DCN Board of Directors meeting is invitation-only and attended by the Board and Affiliate primary contact from each publisher member. One representative per company is invited to attend.
All attendees and speakers are encouraged to join us for:
Welcome Cocktails and Dinner
Location: Salon 1 Ballroom and Outdoor Terrace
Please join your fellow DCN members at our welcome cocktail hour on the beautiful outdoor terrace with a stunning view of Brickell Key, followed by dinner in the Salon Ballroom. There will be plenty of time to chat with the other conference attendees, enjoy dinner, drinks and great music.

Thursday, February 8th

Breakfast for All Attendees
Program Begins
Opening remarks
Jason Kint, CEO, Digital Content Next
Darwinian Media: The Second Coming of Brand, Quality and Creativity
Andrew Essex, Author, The End of Advertising
Advisor and former CEO, Tribeca Enterprises (Tribeca Film Festival)
Cofounder and former CEO, Droga5
The True Value of Human Attention
Ed Davis, EVP & Chief Product Officer, FOX Networks Group
(FOX, FX, FOX Sports, National Geographic)
The Distributed Content Opportunity and Imperative
Maggie McLean Suniewick, President, NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises, in conversation with Tracy Corrigan, Chief Strategy Officer, Dow Jones
10:45 - 11:15AM
Networking Break
Program Continues
Diversification and Transformation on a Global Scale
Dr. Jens Mueffelmann, CEO, Axel Springer Digital Ventures GmbH and President, Axel Springer USA
From Monologue to Dialogue: Turning Your Consumers into Super Fans
Marcus East, EVP, Product & Technology/CTO, National Geographic
Taking Back Your Business: Flipping from Reactive to Proactive
Jarrod Dicker, VP of Innovation and Commercial, The Washington Post
Founder, RED (the Post's R&D team)
12:45 - 2:00PM
Program Continues
Journalism in a Social Media-weaponized World
  • Arianna Davis, Senior Features Writer, Refinery29
  • Jorge Ramos, Anchorman, Noticiero Univision
  • Brian Stelter, Host, Reliable Sources & Senior Media Correspondent, CNN
  • Katy Tur, NBC News Correspondent; Anchor, MSNBC Live
    Author, Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History
The Antidote to Fake News: Trust, Context and History
Sean Cohan, President, International and Digital Media, A+E Networks (A&E, History Channel, Lifetime, Viceland, etc).  Presentation followed by a conversation with Jason Kint, CEO, Digital Content Next
Making Local Work: What’s Winning and What’s Not
Michael Anastasi, VP, USA Today Network Tennessee, in conversation with Sara Fischer, Media Reporter, Axios
3:30 - 4:00PM
Networking Break
Program Continues
A focus on value
Jay Lauf, President and Publisher, Quartz.  Presentation followed by a conversation with Peter Kafka, Sr. Editor, Media, Recode
Shattering Convention
David Sable, Global Chief Executive Officer, Y&R, in conversation with Jennifer Saba, Columnist, Reuters  Breakingviews
Day One Program Ends
Dinner and Drinks on the Beach
Location: Mandarin Private Beach (Below Pool Level)
Sponsored by Fusion Media Group (FMG), we'll have a wonderful dinner, drinks and music on the private beach overlooking the bay and Brickell Key. Enjoy wine, specialty cocktails and the Mandarin Oriental's award-winning cuisine -- all set against a beautiful beach backdrop.

Friday, February 9th

Breakfast for All Attendees
Program Continues
Opening remarks
Jason Kint, CEO, Digital Content Next
Engineering A New Era of Brand Building
Zak Treuhaft, President, Hearts & Science, in conversation with Troy Young, Global President, Hearst Digital Media
What Keeps You Up at Night and What are You Going to Do About it?
  • Christy Tanner, Co-Chair, EVP & GM, CBSNews Digital, CBS Interactive
  • Marty Moe, Co-Chair, President, Vox Media
  • Loren Mayor, COO, NPR
  • M. Scott Havens, Treasurer, Global Head of Digital, Bloomberg Media
In conversation with Ken Doctor, Analyst and Author, Newsonomics: Twelve New Trends That Will Shape the News You Get
Building Better Business Models: A Future for Quality Journalism
Meredith Kopit Levien, COO, The New York Times, in conversation with Peter Kafka, Sr. Editor, Media, Recode
10:10 - 10:25AM
Networking Break
Program Continues
The Human Side of Trust and Privacy
Fatemeh Khatibloo, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
(Advertising and brand analyst, specializing in privacy, trust and ethical data use)
Accountability Journalism, Building Audiences, and Supporting Reader Revenue
Richard Tofel, President, ProPublica, in conversation with Ken Doctor, Analyst and Author, Newsonomics: Twelve New Trends That Will Shape the News You Get
The End of the Advertising Era
Lou Paskalis, SVP, Enterprise Media Planning, Investment and Measurement Executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch in conversation with Jennifer Saba, Columnist, Reuters Breakingviews
Conference Closes