TheMediaBriefing, the professional community for the global media industry, today announced the final list of confirmed speakers and sessions for its Digital Media Strategies USA conference. The annual gathering in New York is one of the most anticipated executive summits in the media industry and will take place at the Double Tree Hilton in Time Square on September, 7 – 9, 2016.

Digital Media Strategies USA, now in its second year, has quickly become one of the leading digital publisher forums in the North American media industry. This year’s speaker line-up includes more than 40 top executives at publishing giants, including CNN Digital, Financial Times, Google, Reuters, New York Times, Forbes, Bloomberg, Gannett, Al Jazeera Media Network, and innovative digital-only publishers including STAT, NowThis, Newsy, A Plus, Mic and RYOT!

“Our mission, when we launched TheMediaBriefing in 2010, was to highlight and champion sustainable media business models. Over the past 6 years, our analysts have charted the rise and fall of paywall strategy; digital advertising; global reach; platform wars and new media models. We aim to bring together a community of strategists and decision-makers across newspapers; magazines; digital and business media around the world”, said Rory Brown, Co-Founder of the business. “Our global events act as a key meeting point where experiments are shared; case studies are presented and senior executives from across media businesses network to refine and hone their strategy. This year we have a better line-up than ever before and we hope you will join us to be informed, challenged and excited by the opportunities that exist for the creative and innovative in our industry”.

Digital Media Strategies represents a global network of media industry leaders focusing on the challenges of the rapid disruption of traditional publishing from digital-only players, agencies, broadcasters, start-ups and B2B. As part of a global series of Digital Media Strategies conferences, this regional dialogue takes place annually in New York, recognising the unique challenges of the expansive North American playing field. Bringing together executives, strategists and technologists, the topics and speakers are carefully curated to inspire attendees about new commercial opportunities, necessary transformations and changing trends across the sector.

Speakers at this year’s conference include: Aimee Schier, Executive Creative Director, CNN Digital; Alex Skatell, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Independent Journal Review; Amy Bernstein, Editor, Harvard Business Review; Athan Stephanopoulos, President, NowThis; Benedict Evans, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz; Brendan Spain, Vice President of Advertising, Americas, Financial Times; Christian Baesler, President, Bauer Xcel Media US; Cory Haik, Chief Strategy Officer, Mic; Isaac Showman, Managing Director, Reuters TV; Jay Lauf, President, Quartz; Julie Hansen, President & COO, Business Insider; Keith Hernandez, President, Slate; Lewis D’Vorkin, Chief Product Officer, Forbes; M. Scott Havens, Global Head of Digital, Bloomberg Media Group; Michael Friedenberg, Chief Executive Officer, IDG; Vivek Shah, Chief Executive Officer, Ziff Davis; Dr. Yaser Bishr, Executive Director of Strategy and Development, Al Jazeera Media Network. The entire line-up can be found here:

Digital Media Strategies USA is delighted to have the support of leading industry service providers, including: Brightcove Inc., MediaRadar, DanAds, Alley Interactive, Sailthru, SocialFlow, Rezonence, Ontario Media Development Corporation, MPP Global Solutions, Vibrant and Chartbeat. More information can be found here:

Media Partners include: Digital Content Next,  Reuters, Social Media Platform, News&Tech & OPA.

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