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New York City 19-23 March 2018

The global conference is for media and data practitioners who are seeking to create Big Data strategies, and leverage data analytics and artificial intelligence technologies in order to engage audiences, create new products and grow revenue.

Confirmed Speakers

Chris Austin

Director of Data and Insight
Condé Nast International

Susan Borst

Vice President of mobile
Interactive Advertising Bureau

Dennis Buchheim

SVP & GM, Tech Lab at IAB

Rusty Coats

CEO
Local Media Consortium

Brad Dancer

EVP, Digital Insights, Analytics & Audience Insights, Data Strategy
National Geographic Partners

Zohar Dayan

CEO
Wibbitz

Laura Evans

SVP, Data & Insights
New York Times

Ben Gerst

CTO, LA Times
SVP Product Development at tronc
(formerly Tribune Publishing)

Lisa Gibbs

Director of News Partnerships
The Associated Press

Justin William Goldberg

Digital Transformation Specialist, Data and AI
Microsoft

Jodie Hopperton

Conference emcee
CEO, FORE Media International

Brendan Hughes

Group Chief Digital Officer
Independent News & Media

Jim Kennedy

SVP Strategy and Enterprise Development
The Associated Press

Damon Kiesow

Head of Product
McClatchy

Zhiyi Liu

Acting Director
Datadance, Bytedance's data media lab
Beijing

Joey Marburger

Director of Product
Washington Post

Francesco Marconi

Media strategist
The Associated Press

Royce Martin

Senior Director, Product Development
Gannett / USA Today Network

Scott Mulqueen

Vice President, Programmatic Strategy and Operations
Time Inc.

Shane Murray

Vice President
Data & Analytics Platforms

Kevin Poortinga

VP of Innovation, Gannett
USAToday Network

Marian Slevin

Group Research Manager
Independent News & Media

Martha Stone

Founder and Organiser
Big Data for Media Week event

Kenneth Suh

Chief Operating Officer
Unruly Group

Orchid Richardson

VP & Managing Director, Data Center of Excellence
Interactive Advertising Bureau

Alexandra Salomon

Head of Global Business Development
IAB Tech Lab

Andrew Saunders

Chief Revenue Officer
The Globe and Mail, Canada

Carrie Seifer

Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer
IBM Watson Content & IoT Platform

Marko Velic

Head of Data Science
Styria Media, Croatia

Chris Wiggins

Chief Data Scientist
New York Times

7th Big Data & AI for Media Conference

Thursday, 22 March to Friday, 23 March, 2018

New York City

Where Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Audience and Revenue Intersect

The global conference is for media and data practitioners who are seeking to create Big Data strategies, and leverage data analytics and artificial intelligence technologies in order to engage audiences, build products and grow revenue.

Big Data & AI Study Tour: NY & DC

Monday to Wednesday, 19-21 March 2018

Many of America’s top technology companies are vying for the top spot in the world in artificial intelligence and Big Data innovation. The study tour will give delegates a rare opportunity to visit some of the most innovative, data-driven tech companies on the planet.

The delegation will visit major tech companies in New York City and Washington, D.C., during three dynamic days of programming. The group of executives will learn about best practices in Big Data and artificial intelligence strategy, organisation, technology, and business development through powerful case studies from top data scientists, artificial intelligence lab directors, data analysts, product developers, and business strategists at each company.

Accommodations + Details

Hotels

We recommend the following four- and five-star centrally located New York hotels that range from US$266 to US$300 per night and are within 15-minute walk, train or taxi commute of Microsoft Technology Center, which will host the Big Data & AI For Media Conference:

New York

The Marriott Algonquin Hotel Times Square, US$300
(Meeting point for study tour)

Ace Hotel, US$275
Club Quarters Midtown, US$250
Hyatt Centric Times Square, US$210
Kimpton Muse, US$300
Doubletree Times Square, US$150

Hotels: Washington, D.C., for study tour

The Marriott Mayflower Hotel, $275
(Meeting point for study tour)

Kimpton Hotels, US$220
Club Quarters, US$180
Renaissance, US$180

 

Note: These are online prices as of Nov.1, 2017. Prices will fluctuate based on demand. Please book early.

 


Details

Cancellations

Conference registrations are subject to a US$250 fee for cancellations between Jan. 15 and Feb. 22, 2018.
No refunds or credits are granted after February 15, 2018.

What will the weather be like?

New York Temperatures average low and high temperatures are /52°F/11°C Highs and 37°F/3°C Lows. Washington, D.C. temperatures average temperatures are 58°F/14°C Highs and 39°F/4°C lows.

Bring sweaters and winter coats.

Sponsorship

Contact WNMN’s Martha Stone here to learn more.

What is the attire?

Business casual

Registration

Event

By Dec 22, Early Bird Discount

By Jan 22

By Feb 22

Conference, 22-23 March 2018, NYC Times Square

US$1,200

US$1,300

US$1,400

Study Tour, 19-21 March 2018 in NYC and Washington DC

US$4,500

US$4,500

US$4,500

BIGGIES Award entry fee

US$125

US$125 (Competition closes 31 January)

BIGGIES Awards gala dinner

US$200

US$200

US$200

Note: Conference registrations are subject to a US$250 fee for cancellations between Jan. 15 and Feb. 22, 2018.

Questions? Contact us

Martha L. Stone

For speaker and sponsorship information:

Martha L. Stone
Founder and Organizer, Big Data for Media Week

Contact

World Newsmedia Network’s Martha L Stone created Big Data for Media Week in 2013, while she was a research fellow at the University of Oxford’s Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Since then, the conference has been held in London four times, Hong Kong once and for the second time in NYC in March 2018.