Dietmar Schantin has helped to transform the editorial and commercial operations of media brands around the world: from the Telegraph Media Group, Ringier, the Hindustan Times, New Zealand Herald, and Dow Jones. His latest project is part of the Wall Street Journal’s WSJ2020 business transformation initiative. You can read more about WSJ2020 here. Dietmar is a trusted voice on business strategy, audience and market insight, technology and operational architecture – the optimal layout to embed new working practices and working culture in an organisation. He founded the Institute for Media Strategies in 2012 after serving as Executive Director of WAN-IFRA, the global association of news publishers. At WAN-IFRA, Dietmar was responsible for the organisation’s world-wide consultancy, training and events programme geared to aid media organisation’s integration and development of digital platforms. His career began as a studio manager at the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, followed by five years as a management consultant in Switzerland in the telecommunications and FMCG industries. He became Managing Director of a spin-off media company specialising in applying digital know-how to traditional businesses. Based in Austria and the UK, Dietmar is a familiar face on jury panels of international digital media awards and speaks regularly at international media conferences about growth strategies and business transformation for the media industry. He holds a Ph.D in Economics and Technology, where his main focus was on business strategy development and business modelling.