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Imagine the Future of Your Product

Rethink Management, Organization and Product in a World of Constant Change

Live and online from Montreal, Canada
Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. CET

Digital is not a step in your development, it is mindset that requires you to move from “project” mode to “product” mode. There is a big difference between an organization that is operating in digital projects and an organization that has a digital culture and its people have a digital mindset that reflects on managing the processes for creating and improving products. What does this require from the management and the teams?

It takes more than a good idea to create and develop products for a sustainable future. Because a product  is the core interface between business, tech & design – and so much more. It is about shaping the future and it is facing the internal teams, the organization and the customers.

This New World Encounters conference will give you the best practice ideas, tools and methods to succeed in your transformation and become a company that builds the products of the future.

First speaker announced, more soon to be confirmed:

Jean-Marc de Jonghe

Vice President Strategy & Digital Products, La Presse, Montreal, Canada

Leader of innovation in this digital age who embodies the agile mindset needed to lead and sustain seismic cultural change.

Register early to secure your place

Rethink Management, Organization and Product in a World of Constant Change

Live virtual conference from Montreal, Canada
Tuesday, 23 November 2021
3:00 to 4:30 p.m. CET

Topics to be discussed

The event will focus on:

How to establish an innovation mindset

We all know the business model of the media world is changing dramatically, moving from a reliance on print advertising to an increasing focus on digital subscriptions. Many media companies understand the need to lead this transformation, but it requires constant innovation. It takes an “innovation mindset” to achieve and maintain sustainability, where publishers continuously explore what attractive new revenue streams can be incorporated into their diversification strategy.

What can we learn from Silicon Valley tech companies?

Silicon Valley companies have long been known for driving innovation and disruption. They are successful in changing their industries and the world. We will have a deeper look at what you can adopt from their strategies.

How to embrace adaptation

On the road to innovation, it is important to become a more fluid and adaptive company and explore new areas of opportunity as they occur. This means creating, assessing and analysing a new generation of products and services for customers. A culture of constant learning and experimentation is essential. And new products mean new people who have the right skills to work on them.

How to take risk

Innovation requires risk; without it you cannot innovate. You need to focus on the future and move away from the revenue sources that are not going to withstand the test of time.

What does it look like in practice?

You will have insights of best projects and best practices from our speakers and their teams.

Join us for this unique
Virtual Dialogue

How Silicon Valley is Transforming News Business
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 3:00 – 4:30 pm CET

Join the dialogue with these expert speakers

George Brock

George Brock is consultant, speaker and author. He consults in newsrooms and speaks where people debate journalism, disruption and misinformation.

He worked as a newspaper journalist in Yorkshire and at The Observer and, for many years, at The Times (of London) where he was Managing Editor, Foreign Editor and Saturday Editor.

Former Professor of Journalism, he ran the journalism school at City, University of London 2009-2014.

George is the author of Out of Print: Newspapers, Journalism and the Business of News in the Digital Age. In this book he talks about the fact that the digital technology is demanding transformative change. Journalism needs to be rethought on a global scale and remade to meet the demands of new conditions.

Edward Roussel

Edward Roussel is Chief Innovation Officer at Dow Jones, responsible for identifying areas of new opportunity, with a focus on startups and relations with Silicon Valley companies. Edward joined Dow Jones in June 2013 as head of digital product development, overseeing projects including the redesign of The Wall Street Journal’s website and apps. Edward recently reached a global agreement with Google and News Corp/Dow Jones.

Before joining Dow Jones, Edward worked at the Telegraph Media Group in London for seven years. As Executive Editor, Digital, he headed the Telegraph’s website and mobile products, playing a central role in reorganizing the newsroom to place digital journalism at its core.

Edward worked at Bloomberg from 1992 to 2004, playing a key part in the company’s rapid editorial expansion. He oversaw global financial coverage, leading a team of more than 130 journalists. In earlier roles at Bloomberg, Edward was bureau chief in Brussels, Paris and London.

Frédéric Filloux

Frédéric Filloux is a French journalist and an entrepreneur. He is the creator of, a project aimed at surfacing quality journalism from the web by using machine learning algorithm, a project that he started as a Knight Fellow at Stanford.

He is also the editor of the Monday Note, a newsletter/blog that covers digital business models and technology since 2007. The Monday Note reaches between 30,000 and 60,000 media professionals each week and the newsletter has 13,000 subscribers.

Since 2018, he is an associate professor at Sciences-Po Journalism school. During the academic year 2016-2017, Frédéric was a Knight Fellow at Stanford University, along with seventeen other media professionals selected for the program.

Frédéric is a board member of Reporters sans Frontières (Reporters without Borders).

Pierre Louette

Pierre Louette is the President and Director General of the French media group Les Echos-Le Parisien and one of France’s leading experts on new communication networks. He is also President of the publishers’ group, Alliance de la presse d’information générale (APIG).

Pierre is well-placed to address the issues of innovation, risk taking and experimentation in this virtual discussion, to be held on 20 April next. Before becoming head of Les Echos-Le Parisien in March 2018, he was Deputy CEO of the telecommunications giant Orange, which he joined in 2010. He has served as audiovisual advisor to the French government, and is author of the report, “The Information Superhighways.”

Across his long career, Pierre has been both in conflict and cooperation with “GAFA”, the technology monoliths Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon. In his new book, “Giants and Men” (Des Géants et des Hommes), he acknowledges the companies have created remarkable things and have changed the way we live, but believes their dominance now calls for increased regulation.

“When the rate of change outside exceeds the rate of change inside, the end is in sight.”

Jack Welch

“CEO of CEOs”, 1935-2020


Media Partner

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