Guardian Media Group CEO Joins Digital Media Europe

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Andrew Miller, CEO of Guardian Media Group, has joined Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr., CEO and chairman of The New York Times Co., as a keynote speaker at Digital Media Europe, the premier digital publishing conference organized by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).

As both the Times and Guardian are among the most prestigious and popular news brands in the world, Digital Media Europe – to be held April 16-18 next at the London Science Museum – is shaping up to be a key event for the publishers, digital media experts and editors everywhere.

While The New York Times has drawn a lot of attention for its metered digital subscription model, the Guardian is turning eyes with its “open platform” campaigns, including its gone-viral video advertisement.

Miller, who joined GMG as chief financial officer in 2009 before being appointed CEO in July 2010, will share the Guardian’s vision of openness. The company was one of the first in the industry to make user-generated content a key part of its business and to experiment with application platform interfaces to allow third-party developers and partners to access and share its data.

Now in its second year, Digital Media Europe – the flagship of a series of innovative regional digital conferences offered by WAN-IFRA – offers three days of keynotes, panel discussions and networking that will challenge conventional thinking about the future of media businesses.

Each day of the conference will examine a core aspect of digital publishing: digital business trends; paid content, mobile platforms and global innovation; and new products and developments for the future.

For a full list of confirmed speakers, program and registration details, visit wan-ifra.org/events/digital-media-europe-2012.

WAN-IFRA, based in Paris, France, and Darmstadt, Germany, with subsidiaries in Singapore, India, Spain, France and Sweden, is the global organization of the world’s newspapers and news publishers. It represents more than 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites and over 3,000 companies in more than 120 countries. Its core mission is to defend and promote press freedom, quality journalism and editorial integrity and the development of prosperous businesses.

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