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FIPP World Media Congress 2024 spotlight: Dotdash Meredith’s Dr. Jon Roberts

Join us in the beautiful seaside town of Cascais, Portugal on June 4th-6th for the 46th FIPP World Media Congress. Relax and network with peers, sharing insights and knowledge amidst a spectacular setting, as well as participating in a unique conference with a world class agenda and speaker roster. Full details here.

As we edge ever closer to the full reveal of our speaker program for the FIPP World Media Congress 2024, our focus today falls on one of our keynote speakers, Dr Jon Roberts.

Jon is the Chief Innovation Officer for Dotdash Meredith and was previously President of the media giant’s Health & Finance portfolio. In short, he’s been at the coal face and knows first hand what it takes to build, launch and innovate across a range of market leading titles.

He’s out of this world….but not in the way you might think.

Somewhat unusually – no, make that very unusually – Jon spent 10 years as a theoretical physicist focused on making dark matter predictions for the hadron collider at CERN, and cosmic ray predictions for the AMS detector on the space station. Not your typical publisher background.

Jon will be talking all things innovation at the 46th FIPP World Media Congress, outlining the strategies and processes needed to successfully innovate at one of the world’s biggest media groups. Come and listen to Jon in Cascais between June 4th-6th. PS an Oxford masters in theoretical physics is optional, although openness and a willingness to explore are mandatory!

The Congress programme (on 5 and 6 June) will consist of two channels with individual sessions as well as a number of select panel discussions. You can view the up-to-date speaker list here and the full programme will be announced imminently. Talks include:


The accidental entrepreneur:

How former newspaper and magazine journalist Mark Allen quietly built one of the UK’s most successful B2B media groups.

Mark Allen, Founder and Executive Chairman, Mark Allen Group, UK. Hosted by Colin Morrison CBE, Editor-Publisher, Flashes & Flames, the media weekly, UK


Purpose Over Profit:

Archie Carrasco, CEO of AGC Power Holdings Corp., a media titan in the Philippines, delves into balancing humanity with digital advancement and how prioritising social impact over financial gain reshapes business values and fosters sustainable growth.

Archie Carrasco, CEO, ACG Power Holdings, The Philippines.


From curation to connection: a renewed view of the role of magazines:

Learn how RedPoint Media Group’s work to reconceive its role as a connector rather than a curator has reinvigorated its relationships with stories, readers, advertisers, sponsors and custom publishing clients.

Käthe Lemon, President and Co-owner, RedPoint Media Group, Canada.


Explore the beauty and history of Cascais, engage in deep conversations, and forge lasting connections. Let’s shape the future of our industry together. See you in June! Get your tickets here.