AGENDA

The DCN Next: Summit will focus on the most pressing topics for the digital media industry, including revenue diversification, content strategy, creativity, trust and privacy, brand building, and the importance of fostering strong consumer relationships. It is exclusively for DCN member companies and select invited guests.

Monday, January 28th

4:00 - 6:00PM
DCN BOARD MEETING
 
Location: Ritz Carlton Ballroom IV
 
Board members and other representatives who have been invited to join the Board meeting should plan to arrive at the hotel on January 28th in time for the 4:00pm meeting.
All attendees and speakers are encouraged to join us for:
7:00PM
Welcome Cocktails and Dinner
 
Location: Highball and Harvest Restaurant (Below Ritz lobby level)
 
Please join your fellow DCN members at our welcome dinner and drinks at the Ritz's farm to table restaurant. Enjoy drinks and dinner while networking with the other conference attendees. There will be plenty of time to chat with the other conference attendees, enjoy dinner, drinks and great music.

Tuesday, January 29th

8:00AM
Breakfast for All Attendees
 
Location: Ritz Carlton Ballroom IV
9:00AM
Program Begins
Location: Ritz Carlton Ballroom
 
Opening remarks
Jason Kint, CEO, Digital Content Next
 
A Call to Arms for Industry Collaboration and Innovation
Linda Yaccarino, Chairman, Advertising and Client Partnerships, NBCUniversal, in conversation with Sara Fischer, Media Reporter, Axios
 
The Transformation of Local
Marian Pittman, Executive Vice President of Digital Strategy and Research, Cox Media Group, in conversation with Kristen Hare, Poynter Institute
 
Building a New Media and Technology Platform for Black Millennials
Morgan DeBaun, CEO and Cofounder, Blavity, in conversation with Lucia Moses, Deputy Editor, Business Insider
10:45 - 11:15AM
Networking Break
11:15AM
Program Continues
 
Mightier than the Sword
Maria Ressa, CEO, Rappler
Recipient, 2018 Time Person of the Year
Winner, 2018 Knight International Journalism Award
Winner, 2018 Golden Pen of Freedom Award
in conversation with Kara Swisher, Co-founder and Editor at Large, Recode; Producer, Recode Decode podcast and Code Conference; Contributing Opinion Writer, NYT
 
Cracking the Revenue Code: Aligning Incentives
Emily Goligoski, Research Director, The Membership Puzzle Project (a collaboration between the Dutch journalism platform De Correspondent and New York University)
 
Serving Audiences Everywhere in Every Way
Pamela Drucker Mann, Chief Revenue Officer, Condé Nast, in conversation with Tracy Corrigan, Chief Strategy Officer, Dow Jones
12:45 - 2:00PM
Lunch
 
Location: Ritz Carlton Ballroom IV
2:00PM
Program Continues
 
Empire Building
Dia Simms, President, Combs Enterprises, in conversation with Cyndi Stivers, Director, TED Residency

Monetizing a Global, Passionate Audience
Evelyn Webster, CEO US & Australia, Guardian News & Media
 
Tech Platforms, Policy, Predictions
Kara Swisher, Co-founder and Editor at Large, Recode; Producer, Recode Decode podcast and Code Conference; Contributing Opinion Writer, NYT, in conversation with Cyndi Stivers, Director, TED Residency
3:30 - 4:00PM
Networking Break
4:00PM
Program Continues
 
Building a Robust Podcast Ecosystem
Anya Grundmann, SVP, Programming and Audience Development, NPR, in conversation with Lucia Moses, Deputy Editor, Business Insider
 
Next Level Storytelling
Laura Correnti, Partner, Giant Spoon (Adweek’s Breakthrough Agency of the Year); Co-host, ADLANDIA podcast, in conversation with Sara Fischer, Media Reporter, Axios
5:00PM
Day One Program Ends
7:00PM
Dinner on the DaVinci Lawn
Location: DaVinci lawn (lower level of conference center)
 
Please join us outside on the DaVinci lawn for appetizers, dinner, drinks and a live DJ. It will be a great chance to network with colleagues and relax.

Wednesday, January 30th

7:30AM
Breakfast for All Attendees
 
Location: Ritz Carlton Ballroom IV
8:30AM
Program
Location: Ritz Carlton Ballroom
 
Opening remarks
 
Flight to Quality
Alex Hardiman, Chief Business and Product Officer, The Atlantic
 
Building Franchises: The Editorial POV on Brand Extensions
Alison Overholt, VP, Editor-in-Chief, ESPN The Magazine, espnW, and The ESPYS
 
Quality Journalism is Good Business
Meredith Kopit Levien, COO, The New York Times Company, in conversation with Jen Saba, Columnist, Reuters Breakingviews
10:10 - 10:25AM
Networking Break
10:25AM
Program Continues
 
What Marketers Want in 2019
Wenda Harris Millard, Vice Chairman, MediaLink, in conversation with Shareen Pathak, Managing Director of Editorial Products, Digiday Media
 
Building a Portfolio of Premium Digital Brands
Pam Wasserstein, CEO, New York Media, in conversation with Jen Saba, Columnist, Reuters Breakingviews
 
The Values of Brands
Adrienne Lofton, incoming Nike marketing executive (former Under Armour CMO), in conversation with Alison Overholt, VP, Editor-in-Chief, ESPN The Magazine, espnW, and The ESPYS
12:00PM
Conference Closes
 
BOX LUNCH PROVIDED