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Driving first-party data is a top priority for media companies, particularly crucial in the next year as revenue-enabling third-party cookies are disappearing in 2023.

Di5rupt, in association with World Newsmedia Network, will host a First-Party Data Strategies seminar on Tuesday, 7 June, at the Congress Campus, in Cascais, Portugal. The seminar includes the launch of FIPP‘s first in-depth white paper on the topic.

  • Congress delegates can attend the seminar at no extra cost: Sign up here for free
  • Not registered for Congress? Sign up here for both events (the rate gives you full access to both)

See the schedule for FPD Strategies here.

About your speakers

Valeria Kuepper, Vice President of Data Strategy & Partnerships, RTL, Germany

Valeria is responsible for the company-wide data strategy and driving value out of data and new technologies to enable the digital transformation of RTL. During her career and various stations at RTL, she led several departments for data product development (e.g., AI-based products) and co-founded the netID. Before RTL, she worked as a strategy consultant at BCG. She studied business engineering, focusing on applied computer science and financial mathematics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, EM Lyon and the University of Cambridge.

James Hewes, President and CEO, FIPP, UK

Having held various positions in his 12-year stint at the BBC, James Hewes was part of the team that sold the business to private equity in November 2011. He was then Publishing Director for Top Gear, Good Food, Easy Cook and Lonely Planet Magazine and a Director of BBC Haymarket Exhibitions. He spent five years in Dubai, running Gulf News Publishing. Appointed President & CEO of FIPP in September 2017, he joined from The Art Newspaper. He is also a member of the Advisory Board at Dojoko, an education-focused start-up and a member of Oxford Brookes University’s Journalism Advisory Board.

Danny Spears, COO, The Ozone Project, UK

At The Ozone Project, Danny is focused on helping publishers around the world create and retain value in their ecosystems through publisher-centric technology provision and strategy consulting. Prior to joining The Ozone Project, Danny led global ad tech and data strategy at The Guardian.

Simen Breen, Senior Manager, Privacy, Norway

Simen has been involved in both defining and implementing Schibsted’s privacy strategy to enable their first-party data strategy. Simen manages Schibsted’s privacy legal team, which supports 50+ brands. He is a lawyer with substantial experience working with privacy and technology both as in-house and external legal counsel, and specialises in news media and online advertising.

Arvid Tchivzhel, Managing Director of the Digital Consulting Practice, Mather Economics, USA

He brings over 12 years of experience translating data and analytics into action. Arvid is also an expert on digital media and technology best practices. He is a trusted partner, advising hundreds of respected global brands with digital transformation strategy and implementation.

More to follow.

ABOUT Your host:

Martha Williams, CEO, World Newsmedia Network, USA

Martha L Williams is a digital media industry author, speaker and consultant. She runs World Newsmedia Network, a data and AI disruption consultancy and research business. She was a research associate at the University of Oxford’s Reuters Institute from 2012 to 2014, focusing her research on digital media disruption and data and artificial intelligence for media. She founded and has organised the Data and AI for Media conference ten times since 2013 – the first and only data and AI conference for media companies, drawing business and journalism executives from every continent. The conference has been held worldwide in collaboration with partners Open Society Foundations, Microsoft, Google and Thomson Reuters. A prolific author of digital media industry strategic reports, Martha has researched and written on a variety of topics: disruptive innovation, digital advertising, subscriptions, social media, e-commerce, content, privacy, usership trends and strategy.