Dr. Mathias Döpfner President's Lecture
Michael Conrad, President of the Berlin School of Creative Leadership, and the Art Directors Club Germany cordially invite you to attend the next President's Lecture featuring:
Dr. Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Axel Springer AG
Date: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Location: Berlin School of Creative Leadership
Address: Franklinstrasse 15, 10587 Berlin
Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served following the lecture.
RSVP: Seating is limited. To secure space at this event please send your name and email address by March 18th to: email@example.com
About the Lecture
Whether or not media companies seriously put content first will increasingly be the decisive factor for success or failure. Media companies will be able to capitalize on the rapid growth of mobile devices only by offering brilliant, absolutely addictive content. At the same time, authors and publishers need to join forces in defending great content in the digital world against ideologically and commercially motivated usurpation. Overall, however, the digitization of our business provides many more opportunities than risks, if we acknowledge the primacy of content over technology.
About the Speaker
Mathias Döpfner is Chairman and CEO of Axel Springer AG in Berlin and has shown that a creative leader and former journalist can deliver healthy profits and innovation despite the publishing industry's digital disruption. He has been with Axel Springer AG since 1998, initially as Editor-in-Chief of Die Welt and since 2000 as Member of the Management Board. During his career Mathias Döpfner held different positions in media companies. Among others he was Editor-in-Chief of the newspapers Wochenpost and Hamburger Morgenpost. At Gruner+Jahr he was Assistant to the CEO in Hamburg and on the staff of the Head of International Business in Paris. Mathias Döpfner worked as author and Brussels based correspondent for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. He studied Musicology, German and Theatrical Arts in Frankfurt and Boston. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of Time Warner Inc., Member of the Board of Directors of RHJ International SA and holds several honorary offices, among others at the American Academy, the American Jewish Committee, the Aspen Institute and the European Publishers Council (EPC). In 2010 he was Visiting Professor in Media at the University of Cambridge and became a member of St. John’s College.