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User Summit 2024 – Berlin, Germany

5 - 6 June, 2024 at Courtyard by Marriott Berlin City Center
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About the event

Welcome to the Fonn Group User Summit!

Over the course of two days, our valued customers have the opportunity to connect with industry experts, fellow users, and the teams at Mimir, Dina, and partners. The summit is a great stage to exchange knowledge, showcase projects, engage in insightful discussions, and foster valuable connections.

We are excited to announce that this year's summit will take place in the vibrant city of Berlin. Mark your calendars and register now to secure your spot on June 5th & 6th, 2024.

Date and Time of the event

  • Conference day #1: Wed, June 5th from 9:00AM to 4:00PM
  • Tour of WELT and BILD Editorial space at the Axel Springer Headquarters and Networking event day #1: Wed, June 5th from 4:00PM to 10:30PM
  • Conference day #2: Thu, June 6th from 9:00AM to 4:00PM

More details on the Agenda coming soon.

Who can attend? 
The User Summit is for Fonn Group customers and anyone else interested in Mimir, Dina, and Kunnusta. For partners and sponsorship options, please contact us for information.

 

Meet our hosts

Speakers

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Fadi Radi
Chief Creative Officer, Blinx

As a multifaceted and Strategic Creative Innovator, Fadi Radi brings forth a rich tapestry of experiences, epitomized by a proven record of developing transformative interactive and on-air campaigns for some of the most distinguished brands in the MENA region. Currently, Fadi holds the esteemed position of Chief Creative Officer, where his diverse skillset has been instrumental in launching the unparalleled Blinx.com, managing its journey from initial concept to seamless execution.

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Rig Hehenkamp
Editorial Innovation Manager, RTL Nieuws

As a Creative Director, Rig Hehenkamp has discovered how design thinking can transform traditional news organizations. RTL Nieuws is now shaping up for the future of journalism by combining cutting-edge technology with innovative work processes. Join Rig at the Fonn Group User Summit in Berlin to learn more about their transformative journey.

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Moritz Mücke
Head of Product & Technology, Dyn Media GmbH

Moritz Mücke is an expert in product development and technology management with a special focus on digital innovations in the sports sector. He has been Head of Product & Technology at Dyn Media GmbH since January 2023, where he applies his extensive knowledge and experience.

His professional career has been strongly influenced by his time at DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga, where he most recently worked as Head of Digital Innovations from September 2019 to January 2023. In this role, he played a key role in the development and implementation of digital strategies.

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Paulo Fernandes
IT Service Manager, Axel Springer SE
Paulo is a broadcast engineer specialized in editorial and production systems. After spending multiple years at other major media companies like ESPN and Disney, Paulo joined Axel Springer in 2021 as an IT Service Manager.
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Suzanne Lord
Head of Media Operations, BBC
With over two decades in media, Suzanne brings rich experience in editorial, transformation, and operations. As a journalist, she has covered breaking news, elections, and royal events. She led change at STV and BBC, overseeing major transformations, including decentralizing operations at BBC to better serve UK audiences and restructuring BBC World Service for digital impact. Now, as Head of Media Operations, she leads technical teams for TV, radio, and digital news delivery.
Hossein Sharif
Hossein Sharif
Director, As If Pictures

Hossein Sharif is the director of As If Pictures, a company that specializes in organizing workflows in broadcast automation. This field is relatively new and involves transitioning from old manual systems to automated solutions or improving existing automated systems.

He has planned, managed, and executed the launch of a new automated newsroom in Washington DC for an international news channel housing more than 100 employees. 

Natacha Djervad
Natacha Djervad
Workflow Manager, TV2 Fyn
Natacha Djervad, Workflow Manager at TV2 Fyn, Denmark, recently led a major workflow overhaul. She streamlined processes, devised new strategies, and ensured a smooth transition. With a focus on enhancing user experience and anticipating future needs, she seeks innovative solutions while prioritizing ongoing optimization. Natascha's passion for media and technology was sparked during her education, evident in her mastery of systems like DiNA and Mimir, implemented in 2020.
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Abraham Sater
Senior Multimedia Engineer, The New York Times
Abe Sater is a seasoned New York Times vet with a passion for both storytelling and technology. Throughout his tenure, Abe has helped multimedia journalists find new ways to tell their stories and engage larger audiences. As technology becomes more intertwined with day to day operations, Abe strives to strike a delicate balance that enables journalists to seamlessly integrate innovative tools and processes into their work, without compromising the authenticity and depth of their storytelling.
Bruce MacCormack
Bruce MacCormack
Principal, Neural Transform
Bruce is focused on the impact of AI on news operations, with emphasis on mitigating misinformation.  He is a member of the Partnership on AI steering committee on AI and Media Integrity. He is also a co-founder and vice-chair of Project Origin; The BBC, New York Times, CBC/Radio-Canada and Microsoft media provenance initiative.  Bruce is a member of the steering committee of the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity (C2PA). While at CBC/Radio-Canada, he was the Head of Business Strategy for Technology and the Executive Architect of the Enterprise Media Asset Management system.
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Juan Manuel Murguia
Co-Founder, Around
Juan Manuel Murguia, Co-Founder at Around, brings extensive tech and media expertise. With 10 years at the company, plus 7 as a Solution Architect, his skills drive innovation all around the world.

Agenda coming soon