Wednesday, January 15th

3:00 - 7:30PM

Early Registration
Location: 5th Floor Foyer (follow signage off elevator)

4:00 - 6:00PM

Location: Hong Kong Room, 5th Floor, Mandarin Oriental Hotel
 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, 5th Floor, Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Join your fellow DCN members at our welcome dinner and drinks in Salon 1 on the 5th Floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Enjoy drinks, dinner and great music while networking with the other conference attendees.

Thursday, January 16th

7:00AM - 7:45AM

Spin Class

Join your fellow DCN members for an invigorating early morning spin class to start your day. Class will take place in the Wine Room on the Lobby level of the Mandarin Oriental. Only 20 bikes available, first come, first serve.


Breakfast for All Attendees


Program Begins
Location: Ballroom (Salon 2 & 3), 5th Floor, Mandarin Oriental Ballroom
  • Opening remarks - Jason Kint, CEO, Digital Content Next



  • Jonah Peretti, Founder and CEO, BuzzFeed
      in conversation with Peter Kafka
  • Jim Lanzone, CEO, CBS Interactive CDO, CBS Corporation,
      in conversation with Peter Kafka
  • Catherine Levene, President, Chief Digital Officer, Meredith National Media Group
      Presentation: Big Bets: In Media and @Meredith


10:30 - 11:00AM

Networking Break


Program Continues

  • Carole Cadwalladr, Investigative Journalist, Guardian; Observer
      in conversation with Cyndi Stivers
  • Kevin Turpin II, President, National Journal
      Presentation: The Lessons of National Journal’s Transformation
  • Tatyana Mamut, Head of Product, Nextdoor
      in conversation with Kelli Harding


Lunch and Breakout Sessions (grab your lunch & head to your selected breakout room, all on the 5th floor!)

  • How to win the subscription wars (Salon 1)
    Moderator: Neil Katz, Global Head of Content and Engagement, The Weather Company
    The first subscription was more than 400 years a dictionary.  In 2020 its back with a vengeance. With everything from toothbrushes to underwear (not to mention the entire TV dial) going subscription, how will you stand out and scale up? Join our 30 min bootcamp to find out.  PS: We promise no recurring fees.
  • Cookie purges, antitrust investigations, privacy legislation and more  (Salon 2 and 3 - General Session Room)
    Moderators: Jason Kint, CEO, and Chris Pedigo, SVP, Government Affairs – DCN
    This conversation will include changes to how tracking cookies are being disrupted by browsers and regulators, how regulators are investigating big tech and what changes they might force on Google and Facebook, and what issues are next on the horizon. Will any of these create opportunities for publishers?

  • Direct and distributed video programming (Hong Kong Room)
    Moderator: Christy Tanner, EVP & GM, CBS News Digital, CBS Interactive
    Publishers and advertisers are running to catch up with audiences that have migrated to streaming video in droves. In a landscape that has many challenges – from measurement to ad sales teams duplicating efforts – movement is full forward as publishers meet the various challenges of converging TV and digital video and their direct and distributed video strategies.



Program Continues

  • Cory Haik, Chief Digital Officer, VICE Media
      Presentation: Evolving the World's Largest Independent Youth Media Brand
  • Rich Antoniello, CEO & Founder, Complex Networks
      in conversation with Jason Kint
  • Rishad Tobaccowala, Chief Growth Officer, Publicis Group
      in conversation with Jennifer Saba


Networking Break


Program Continues

  • Esther Wojcicki, Author and Educator
      Presentation: How to Manage Successful People
  • Robert Thomson, Chief Executive, News Corp
      in conversation with Sara Fischer


Day One Program Ends


Dinner and Drinks on the Beach

Location: Mandarin Private Beach (below pool level)
We'll have a wonderful dinner, drinks and music on the private beach overlooking the bay and Brickell Key. Enjoy the Mandarin Oriental's award-winning cuisine -- all set against a beautiful beach backdrop – while you network with your fellow executives from DCN's membership.

Friday, January 17th


Breakfast for All Attendees


Program Begins
Location: Ballroom (Salon 2 & 3), 5th Floor, Mandarin Oriental Ballroom
  • Opening remarks - Jason Kint, CEO, Digital Content Next


  • Rita Gunther McGrath, Author and Professor, Columbia Business School 
      Presentation: Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen
  • Jim Bankoff, CEO, Vox Media
      in conversation with Jessi Hempel
  • Jim VandeHei, Co-founder and CEO, Axios; Executive Producer, AXIOS on HBO
      in conversation with Cyndi Stivers
  • Scott Galloway, Professor, NYU Stern School of Business
     in conversation with Jennifer Saba
  • Elise Loehnen, Chief Content Officer, GOOP
     in conversation with Jessi Hempel
  • Howard Mittman, CEO, Bleacher Report
      in conversation with Sara Fischer


Conference Closes