For many years, the Improve Digital Summit has represented the perfect meeting point for leaders in the publishing, media and content industries to share their knowledge and views on trends in the industry.

Following the huge success of the previous editions held during the Cannes Lions Festival, the 6th Improve Digital Summit will be hosted in the charming city of Venice in Italy on the 28 and 29 of March 2018. Taking place at the private Isola delle Rose, where the JW Marriott of Venice is located, Improve Digital will be hosting two days of inspirational content powered by the passion and engagement of each participant.

Based on the idea that the sum of the expertise of the people in the audience is greater than the sum of the expertise of the people on stage, it will be participants to make the day’s content. Bringing together publisher and demand-side of the media industry, the <UN/NO>CONFERENCE will give attendees the opportunity to connect, network and listen to the perspectives of other industry peers.

We are looking forward seeing you there!


Day 1 Wednesday 28 March

12:00 - 13:30 Welcome Luncheon in Sagra Rooftop restaurant

13:30 - 14:00 Coffee "Choose your topic" in the Foyer Write down your input on the whiteboard

14:00 - 14:45 <UN>Conference Opening

14:45 - 15:00 Coffee break
Announcement break-out sessions

15:00 - 16:30 Break-out sessions

16:30 - 17:10 <UN>Conference Closing

17:10 - 19:00 Free Time

19:00 - 01:00 Gala Dinner at the Church
Dress Code "Cocktail"

Day 2 Thursday 29 March

08:00 - 09:45 Breakfast

10:00 - 10:30 <NO>Conference Opening
at the Conference center

10:30 - 12:00 Choose your track: Business or Tech?

12:00 - 12:30 <NO>Conference Closing

12:30 - 13:30 Networking activity "Cook like an Italian" at the Church

13:30 - 15:30 Venetian Lunch

15:30 - 16:00 Summit concludes

Industry Experts

Jan De Coster

Robot designer

Julia Smith

Digital Consultant

Lucy Barbor

Director of Brand Media, Dunnhumby

Adam Hopkinson

COO, Truth

Paul Armstrong

Digital Marketer

Marc Roos

COO, Improve Digital

Sebastiaan Moesman

CEO, Improve Digital

Shermin Voshmgir

Founder, BlockchainHub

Claire Bridges

Founder, Now Go Create

Ben Lodge

Director of Integrations, Grapeshot

Lizzy Dale

Partnerships Director, GroupM

Hannah Beanland

Global Digital Operations Manager, Dentsu Aegis

Joel Livesey

Director of Partnerships, EMEA, The Trade Desk, Inc.

Dan Larden

Global Strategic Partnerships Director, Infectious Media

Andrew Buckman

MD EMEA, Sublime Skinz

Simon Honc

VP Global Product and Data Science, [m]PLATFORM, GroupM

Aee-Ni Jaskolla

Chief Product Officer, Improve Digital

How does it work?

The Improve Digital Summit will be run by participants based on the idea that the sum of the expertise of the people in the audience is greater than the sum of the expertise of the people on stage.

<UN/NO>rules - The event will take place as follows:

  1. During the registration process, propose the themes that you would like to approach
  2. Once on spot, share your ideas for discussion on the white board
  3. Based on your input, different break-out sessions will be held
  4. “Law of Two Feet” applying: use your own two feet to move to whatever place you can best contribute and/or learn
  5. We will wrap-up together and share the main findings of each topic




JW Marriott Venice
Isola delle Rose, Laguna di San Marco
30133 Venezia VE, Italy
T: +39 041 852 1300

Access and Transfer

Located on its own private island in Venice, Isola delle Rose, the hotel can only be reached by boat.

From Marco Polo Venice Airport:
After you collect your luggage, you are kindly requested to go directly to the Hospitality Transportation Desk at the Arrival Terminal. They will provide your ticket to take a private water taxi at the pier, located 10 minutes’ walk from the airport. From the pier, the water taxi will escort you to the JW Marriot Venice Hotel.

Stephanie Magnan

Marketing Director

mobile      +31 (0) 615058487
email        s.magnan@improvedigital.com
skype       stephanie.magnan

Annieke Puylaert

Event Planner

mobile       +31 (0) 625323288
email         a.puylaert@improvedigital.com
skype        annieke.puylaert