Join us for an evening of discussion, experience sharing, and networking regarding:
Innovating At Light Speed
Building new business models in a transforming industry
A discussion with The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Time, and The New York Times
Gone are the days when news, financials and other information were simply printed and delivered to your front door. Today, media companies find themselves coping with rapidly shrinking cycle-times and dramatically increased complexity associated with digital media, mobile and tablet applications, and other rapidly evolving media venues.
Such â€œhyper-evolutionâ€ creates unique challenges and opportunities, such as:
How to transform companies into nimble, super creative, innovative enterprises?
How to rapidly build and maintain a culture supportive of rapid innovation?
How best to structure the overall company, organize teams, and create flexible management processes to ensure success?
How to maintain a consistent message and brand identity across the numerous platforms?
How to understand the wide variety of usersâ€™ experiences and associated complex requirements?
How to â€œbuild the plane while flying it;â€ how to rapidly establish new organizational models and capabilities, while still maintaining conventional business?
The evening will include a panel discussion outlining how these leading companies are not only addressing these challenges, but also thriving by exploiting the many new market opportunities they present. The evening will also include a networking reception and a Q/A session so that participants can not only walk away with new contacts, but also leave with an understanding regarding how to apply cutting edge methodologies and tools to optimize their own innovation results. This event is relevant to anyone interested in how to start building new business models and looking to emulate the best companies.
Innovating At Light Speed Panel:
Our panel will be comprised of product management professionals from the worldâ€™s leading media companies, who will share their experiences in these and related areas.
Josef Pfeiffer is a Senior Product Manager at The Wall Street Journal, where he leads The Wall Street Journal website and the WSJ Social Facebook app. He has also has started two companies â€“ a public radio instrumental music program and Bespoke Web Apps, a digital agency for fashion startups.
Tina Alexander is the Director of Product Development at Time Inc., where her team delivers digital products across social, mobile, web, and emerging media platforms for Time.com. Prior to TIME, Tina led product for WSJ.com, built subscriber tools for Weightwatchers.com, and managed categories and sellers in the Home & Garden store at Amazon.com. She was first introduced to Product Management at Duke's Fuqua School of Business, where she earned her MBA.
Maha Al-Emam is the Head of Products at Bloomberg.com, where she utilizes her content strategy and development, user interface, design, and language skills to develop and grow the brand regionally and internationally. Previous to Bloomberg.com, she was the Director of International Markets Technology at The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, and she has worked and provided consult throughout the world in the media and design industries.
MZ Goodman is the Executive Director of Product Management at The New York Times, where she spearheads the NYTimes.com website as well as vertical market products. Prior to joining The Times, she oversaw the interactive production group as the Vice President/Director at Deutsch. In addition, she grew her earlier career building large scale web solutions for a variety of clients across the country.
The event will be held:
Thursday, May 17, 2012 | 6:30 â€“ 9:30 PM
300 Madison Avenue (at 42nd Street), NYC, NY
We thank Nuecloud for its generous sponsorship and PwC for hosting our event!
6:30 - 7:15 pm Registration and Early Networking
7:15 â€“ 8:30 pm Program
8:30 â€“ 9:30 pm Networking Reception
Registration by May 4, 2012:
$20 Members| $25 Non-Members | $15 Students
Registration by May 15, 2012:
$25 Members | $30 Non-Members | $18 Students
After May 15, 2012 registration will be closed.