Speakers

Peter-Roethlisberger Peter Röthlisberger
Editor-in-Chief, Blick am AbendPeter Roethlisberger (48) is Editor-in-Chief of Blick am Abend Print and Online since the formation of the brand in 2008. Prior to that he was Deputy Editor-in-Chief of SonntagsBlick, Head of Economic issues for Schweizer Illustrierte, Bike courier, Head of Swiss issues and author for Die Weltwoche and Editor-in-Chief and Head of Program of TeleZüri. He completed his studies with a Master of Arts (History, Art History, Constitutional law) at the University of Zurich.
Peter is married with the beautiful Lifestyle journalist Barbara (38) and father of three great children (Nina, 23; Julia, 20; Lenny, 2). He originates from the Swiss mountains. Besides digital journalism he is passionated about skiing.
Carlos Watson
Co-founder and CEO, OZY MediaCarlos is an entrepreneur and Emmy-winning journalist based in Silicon Valley. Carlos is the founder and CEO of Ozymandias (“OZY”), a breakthrough digital news and culture magazine that launched in September 2013.
Custom built for the Change Generation, OZY helps its readers both get caught up on the most important news, and vault ahead with 5-10 original profiles of new people, new places, new trends, new ideas and new opinions each day. Carlos brings to OZY a textured background in both business and media. In the media world, Carlos anchored shows for CNN and MSNBC and hosted a series of Emmy-winning interview specials in 2007.
As a businessman, Carlos built Achieva College Prep Services into one of the nation’s largest college prep companies before selling it to the Washington Post/Kaplan. He also worked as the Global Head of Education Investment Banking for Goldman Sachs and as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company.
Carlos grew up in Miami and holds an A.B. in Government from Harvard University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.
Darianna Gessner
Executive Director of Sales PoliticoBefore moving to Brussels for POLITICO’s launch she led the POLITICO Pro account management team in D.C.; responsible for client renewals, revenue growth and for optimizing the Pro client experience.
Prior to joining POLITICO, Gessner managed strategic accounts for TomTom’s map content licensing division and was responsible for increasing revenue and developing new business opportunities.
Previously she led the account management teams for US technology start-ups Partsearch Technologies and Bid4Assets. Gessner grew up in the D.C. metropolitan area and graduated with a B.A. in psychology from the University of Maryland. She now lives in Brussels with her husband and son and enjoys cooking and traveling in her spare time.
Knopke Foto Burkhard Knopke
Editor-in-Chief Autobild

With 20 years of experience in journalism and an academic background in cultural studies, Burkhard Knopke has worked in traditional publishing companies, in digital businesses and everywhere in between. Joining AUTO BILD in 2009, Burkhard Knopke is editor-in-chief of Germany’s biggest car site autobild.de, the social media activities of the AUTO BILD group and the video team of AUTO BILD TV.Previously he was Editorial Director of computerbild.de and Head of Homepage at AOL Europe in London, responsible for the development of a pan-European Portal with an international team, gaining a deep insight into a software development methodology and agile management.”How does your website attract more users? How do you get loyal users? And how do you produce content more efficiently? In digital publishing you need journalistic expertise and product management skills to have it all.”
Julian Reichelt
Editor-in-Chief bild.deSince February 2014 Julian Reichelt is editor-in-chief of BILD Online. Before that he reported for ten years as a reporter and chief reporter of BILD from war and conflict zones, including Iraq and Afghanistan, Egypt and Libya during the Arab revolution and finally from Syria. Julian Reichelt is author of two books “Kriegsreporter” and “Ruhet in Frieden, Soldaten”.
Ross Sleight
Chief Strategy Officer, Somo and Special Advisor, Grupa OnetRespected throughout the digital industry for the breadth of his experience, his foresight and vision, and the quality of his strategic thinking, Ross is a true digital pioneer.He has over twenty years’ experience in developing cross platform digital product and marketing experiences, focusing for the last six years on mobile and connected devices and internet of things. As Somo’s CSO, Ross has advised global brands such Adidas, Audi, British Gas and Fidelity on digital business transformation and how to harness the potential of digital and mobile channels. He is also Special Advisor to the board of Grupa Onet.His experience is wide ranging across technologies and sectors; he was a founder of Virgin Games and has advised 10 Downing Street and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on interactive media development. He has created award-winning digital strategies for clients including Reuters, Associated Newspapers, Virgin, British Airways and The Independent. Ross has been a founding member of six transformative digital businesses throughout the last 20 years.Ross has extensive peer recommendation and was voted in the Top 100 Digital Influencers and Top 50 Mobile Influencers by the Drum for the last three years.
Dr. Bernd Heinrichs
Managing Director – Internet of Everything (IoE) EMEARBernd is in charge of Internet of Everything Sales and Innovation Centers in EMEAR at Cisco. He currently is building up a Center of Innovation (CoI) in Berlin, which focuses on Manufacturing and Transportation as key verticals. The idea behind a CoI is to accelerate innovation in cooperation with a strong external ECO System.Bernd has over 20 years of professional experience in the high tech communications market. After managing several engineering projects for Ericsson, he moved to Cisco, where he was active in different Sales, Technology, Marketing, M&A and Investment Leadership roles.
Robert Feluś
Editor-in-Chief FaktRobert Feluś (46), editor-in-chief of the Fakt. Since 2003 with our publishing house. Actively took part in the establishment of the largest newspaper in Poland. Worked also for Forbes and was co-creator of the Sports Newsroom. Is fascinated by politics and Twitter. Robert is a big fan of Cracovia, the oldest Polish football club. 
Paweł Jurek
Business Owner of  ONET HomepagePaweł Jurek is responsible for Onet.pl Home Page. He has been involved in online media business for 12 years now. At the beginning he was working for 4 years as an editor, journalist and home page publisher in Interia.pl – third biggest Polish information portal. Since 2008 he has worked in various positions from publisher to editor-in-chief in Onet.pl – first online information destination in the country. He hopes that he can understand both editors and engineers as he first graduated technician high school (electronic devices and digital systems) and then… Polish philology (specialization: Polish language teacher). This is quite useful combination in digital media world.
Marta_Ogorkiewicz_Product_Manager_Newsweek_460x365 Marta Ogórkiewicz
Product Manager Newsweek PolskaMarketer, strategist and e-commerce expert. Passionate with capturing complexity of the online & offline customer experience. Marta was Brand Group Manager in Allegro, she was in charge of brand performance in Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Russia. She also was counselling commercial loyalty programmes, video game industry and media.
Marek-Kowal Marek Kowal
Group Data Officer / RASP Group

Marek Kowal joined Onet.pl in 2001. Beginning of 2004 he took his first managerial position within IT and for the next few years he was responsible for IT operations, afterwards – development, until he took joint responsibility for whole IT Department as IT Director and Board Member of DreamLab.
At 2014 he left IT and became the COO of Onet.pl. As of November this year he holds the post of Grup Data Officer.
sabina_foto Sabina Lipska
Chief Video Officer ONET/RASP GroupSabina joined Onet in 2003 as Head of Lifestyle, Entertainment, Edu, Travel and Gaming Segment. She was the one to set up the license and content acquisition department in Onet, regulating the rights and license flow in the whole company including the strategic partnerships.
Since then, the department has been taking care of more than 300 license contracts which is probably the biggest legal digital media acquisition activity on the Polish market. In 2012 she took the role of VOD.pl Director (No 1 VOD site in Poland) and the next year – Head of Video Production.
Since August 2014 she is responsible for creating and operational supervision of video strategy on the Group level.
Anna Pietka
Business Owner Noizz, Grupa Onet.plAnna Pietka started out as a strategy consultant, and later moved on to explore the digital space.
She was an investment analyst for the Onet-RASP Group before embarking on the project of building an offering for the millennial generation which resulted in the launch of Noizz – the Group’s #1 infotainment platform for young users.
Marko Stjepanovic
Editor-in-Chief BlicMarko Stjepanović joined Blic in 1998 as journalist and Deputy Editor. In 2000 he was appointed Executive Editor of the Sunday edition of Blic. After successfully redesigning Blic Sunday edition, he was promoted to deputy Editor-in-Chief of Blic. Later he was appointed  to be the  first Editor-in-Chief  of all company`s online products and after a year, he became deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Integrated newsroom and Executive Editor of Blic online.
Beata Tarnowska
Head of native advertising Media Impact PolskaManager with over 10 years of experience in advertising, now responsible for native advertising in Media Impact. As a member of Native Advertising Task Force in IAB Europe, she is responsible for introducing Native Advertising Playbook for Poland.
Jarosław Walaszek
IT Development Director and Board Member of DreamLab Onet.plJarosław joined Onet Group in 2006. He is responsible for IT Project Portfolio execution for Onet Group and Ringier Axel Springer Polska.  In 2014 he took the role of DreamLab Board Member.
His whole career is associated with Project and Process Management. He is a big fan of Kaizen, Lean and Agile. Since June 2015 he is responsible for creating  of IT International Project Management Office.
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Marzena-Suchan Marzena Suchan
Editor-in-Chief News ONETMarzena Suchan has been part of the Onet team since 2001. First, she worked as an editor and journalist, and later on – as Regional News Publisher. Almost three years ago she became Editor-in-Chief of News Department.
Marzena is a graduate of the Institute of Journalism at the Jagiellonian University. She sits on the judging panel of the Małopolska Journalists’ Award and Radio ZET Award. Before becoming involved in online journalism, she had worked for the radio. She also co-hosts Onet’s political interviews called “Ustalmy jedno”.
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Head of Corporate Communication, Ringier Axel Springer Media AGAlexandra Delvenakiotis joined Ringier Axel Springer Media AG in January 2012. At Ringier Axel Springer she is responsible for corporate communications and public affairs across the Group. Prior to that she worked as Public Affairs Manager for Ringier AG and as Director of Communications for the Jacobs Foundation. She has worked as freelance producer for the German public TV broadcaster ZDF and WDR. She holds a Master in Communication Science, German Philology and Theatre Studies from Freie Universität Berlin and an Executive Master in European Studies from Humboldt University Berlin. She is currently completing her Executive MBA at ESADE business school.