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Follow the #smartDEN conversation live here on October 15th (or catch up later)

What a line-up we have for today at 3 Thomas More Street, as the programme below shows!

For those who can't join us in person, we'll be showcasing the #smartDEN Twitter conversation here, too.


 Today's event is supported by these smart  companies: Ciklum , Byte9, News UK, University of Central Lancashire, and the CN Group.

 #smartDEN Programme
13:30 Registration and coffee
14:00 Intro:  François Nel
14:05 Welcome: Katie Vanneck Smith, Chief Marketing Officer at News UK

14:15 SESSION 1: Towards a Smart Content Strategy: how publishers are approaching digital at a strategic level (Chair: Lucia Adams)
14:15-14:25 Mary Beth Christie of the FT: making a success subscriptions and digital transformation
14:25-14:35 Kevin Delaney, disruption and the Quartz journey
14:35-14:45 Julia Hutchison of FMG Group on how brands are getting into the editorial game
14:45 Q&A Discussion

15:00: Pause

15:15. SESSION 2: Strategy in motion: case studies of how news publishers are crafting smart content (Chair: François Nel)
15:20-15:30 Jo Alicata, ex ESPN, now at Chartbeat on the challenges of data and cultural change  
15:30-15:40 Dan Owen, digital editor for Daily Post, Wales, on piloting Trinity Mirror’s Newsroom 3.0
15:40-15:50 Ola Henriksson of Svenska Dagbladet on experimentation in the newsroom  
15:50-16:00 Angus Phillipson of Byte9 on smart content curation
16:00-16:10 Tom Whitwell, of The Times and Sunday Times, on paywalls and using CIA-grade tech to better understand reading habits
16:15 Q &A Discussion

16:30 BREAK & coffee

17:00 SESSION 3: Roundtable on Implementing SMART / Leading Innovation (Nick Turner, chair)
17:05 Alison Gow, editor of Daily Post, Wales
17:15 Lucia Adams, deputy head of digital for The Times and Sunday Times  
17:25 Stijn Debrouwere, Knight-Mozilla OpenNews fellow working at the Guardian
17:35 Q&A with key lessons for SMART media organisations

17:50 Thanks + what’s next: François
18:00 Closing remarks: John Witherow, Editor of The Times & networking reception

Please  direct questions to the convenors at digitaleditorsnetwork @ .