CEO Tales: Evolving Digital Business Models, London 20th March 2013

How technology and demand is shaping digital media business models.  Discussion and networking drinks 6-9pm.

Venue, 5 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3TW

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Digital media fascinates us. And we know you feel the same way. So this CEO Tales will look at how changes in consumer behaviour and technology are driving new business models in digital media. We’ll look at questions such as:

  • What are the new ways of making money in digital?
  • Which sectors are leading the way in using digital tech? What lessons can we learn from them?
  • Are there industries which are ‘digital-proof’?

The first 50 registrations will also get a copy of Dan Pink’s brilliant new book, ‘To Sell is Human‘. You can see him talking on the subject about at our Business of Software event here.

Our speakers for the event on March 20th, 6-9 pm are:

Patrick Dowling, Telegraph Media Group

Patrick Dowling, Telegraph Media Group, expert in Digital Business media modelsPatrick has many years of experience at an executive level in successful early stage digital media ventures – CFO at which was sold to The National Magazine Company in 2006 and CFO / COO at DMG which was sold to Dennis Publishing in 2009. He is now is Chief Operating Officer of Telegraph Digital with teams across Advertising Operations, Strategic Planning & Analysis and Ecommerce. Prior to working in digital media Patrick worked in senior financialroles including the FTSE 100 Capita Group and financial services company First Data.


Juan Lopez-Valcarcel, Pearson Group

Juan Lopez Valcarcel, Pearson International, expert in digital Business ModelsJuan Lopez-Valcarcel is Chief Digital Officer at Pearson International. The company’s goal is to help people make progress in their lives through learning and Pearson is the world’s leading educational technology and services company with 40,000 employees and revenues of GBP 6B. Juan leads digital product strategy, technology development and digital partnerships for all Education businesses outside North America.

Pearson’s brands include: Financial Times, Penguin, Dorling Kindersley, Prentice Hall, Longman, Poptropica, Edexcel, VUE, MyLabs, eCollege, Fronter and many others. Digital products and services already account for a third of total sales.

Juan started his career as an entrepreneur, launching one of the first Internet portals in Spain. Most recently, he was VP Digital Media at NBC Universal in New York and Engagement Manager in the Media & Entertainment group at strategy consulting firm Booz Allen. Juan is also a guest lecturer at INSEAD MBA in France and the MIB (Master in Internet Business) programme in Spain, acting as a mentor to multiple digital startups in Europe.

Karla Geci, Strategic Partner Development, Facebook

Karla Geci, Facebook, expert in digital media business modelsKarla works with broadcasters, media companies and content owners who want to use the Facebook Platform to build social applications and experiences on 3rd party web properties and Facebook Pages. Previous to Facebook, Karla was Director of Marketing at Bebo where she drove strategic marketing partnerships with media owners and publishers and before this Karla spent six years at RealNetworks as the European Marketing and PR Manager working across their mobile, software and digital music verticals, launching enterprise products and consumer services. Karla is originally from the US where she received a BSBA from the University of Pittsburgh, College of Business Administration. She has lived and worked in the UK since 2001.

Adam Baker, Blottr

Adam Baker, Blottr, expert in digital business modelsAdam Baker is a serial entrepreneur, having founded three internet businesses since 1999.

His latest company, Blottr, has changed the way news is gathered and reported by enabling anyone, anywhere in the world, to capture and report news they witness from the scene.

It has taken Blottr 2 years to find a robust, sustainable business model, yet today the company work with some of the worlds most recognised and respected news organisations by syndicating Blottr content to editors and newsrooms around the world.

As ever, we’ll bring together entrepreneurs, investors and established corporates to meet and do business as well as educate each other. It promises to be a great evening, and registration is now open so join us.

We’ve very grateful to our sponsors for the evening who share our interest in making networking fun and informative.

Erevena Executive SearchRackspace and Taylor Wessing.

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