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CUE Days is the annual must-attend conference for professionals working with technology or strategy in media. Whether you’re the CEO, CTO, editor, or manager, the CUE Days program has valuable content to offer. Here is the program for each of the three days, including social events, sessions, and location details.

Hosted in Brussels on 6th – 8th of November 2023

Dinner at Brasserie La Presse

The first-day dinner at CUE Days is a highlight for many. This year we will be hosted at the restaurant owned by Le Soir, Brasserie La Presse. Surrounded by historic newspaper front pages and relics from Le Soir's 136-year history, we will be treated to traditional Belgian cuisine and a taste of various renowned Belgian beers.  

Address: Rue Royale 100, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

19:00+

End of sessions

18:00

17:30

Closing keynote

Mediengruppe Pressedruck is one of the latest additions to the CUE community. With more than 4000 employees working across the group's biggest title, Augsburger Allgemeine, as well as several digital and print brands, Pressedruck is the sixth-largest mediahouse in Germany. 

Daniel Kempf

Chief Executive Officer, pd digital, Mediengruppe Pressedruck

16:45

CUE Today & Tomorrow

Mark Van de Kamp will present the recent developments and future roadmap for CUE.

Mark van de Kamp

Chief Innovation Officer,

Stibo DX

Jesper Weltz

Product Manager - Cloud,

Stibo DX

Generative AI in CUE

Generative AI is an all-encompassing topic in the news industry today. Product Manager, Jesper Weltz, will address how AI is now an integrated part of CUE and which safeguards the CUE product team is putting in place to ensure journalistic integrity while the editorial workflow is optimized. Jesper will also touch on the direction that generative AI in CUE is headed and what the future might bring.

Break

16:30

16:05

FIPP’s Global Trends in Publishing

The world of publishing is changing rapidly. Across news, digital media, magazines, B2B and corporate communications, new developments in technology are having a profound impact on the way consumers access and consume content.

 

In this session, the CEO of FIPP, one of the world’s leading media trade bodies, will present the latest market trends and look at how these are impacting media businesses across the globe.

James Hewes

Chief Executive Officer,

FIPP

15:40

Keynote from Groupe Rossel/Le Soir

Olivier De Raeymaeker is the CEO of Le Soir Division at Rossel Group, our co-host of this year's CUE Days. Olivier has a background as a Marketeer in the Telecom industry and has in recent years had different roles in the news industry. For the past 7 years in The Rossel Group, at Le Soir. Today he is the Managing Director of multiple newspapers in Belgium and France, part of the management committee of Rossel Group, and continues his quest to challenge the status quo.

Olivier de Raeymaeker

Managing Director, Le Soir and Le Soir Magazines

15:10

Opening keynote by Stibo DX

In March 2023, Lars Bjørn Falkenberg assumed the role of CEO at Stibo DX. In this year's keynote address, he will provide insights into the industry's challenges and prospects and discuss their implications for Stibo DX's future trajectory.

Lars Bjørn Falkenberg

Chief Executive Officer,

Stibo DX

Welcome to CUE Days and housekeeping

15:00

The main program and live stream for online participants begins

Time
Last year's main program
Topic & Speaker

14:00

Welcome coffee and networking

Topic
Speaker

Day 1

6. Nov

Time
Track 1
Track 2
Last year's peer-to-peer sessions

Lunch

12.30

Lunch

09.00

Breakfast and networking

Breakfast will be served at Sparks.

Breakfast and networking

Breakfast will be served at Sparks.

09.30

Ask the architects! What runs where? What to keep on prem, what to move to cloud, how to secure your stack, etc. 

We got the geeks together just for you! Ask them anything and kick off CUE Days with an open discussion about the do´s and don´ts of cloud. 

If you want to secure time for a certain topic, send an email to cuedays@stibodx.com and the team will be sure to be well-prepared to dive deeper into that specific area.  

Track 1 Room: Balcony

Jesper Weltz

Product Manager - Cloud, Stibo DX

Ole Gregersen

Enterprise Architect,

Stibo DX

To be determined

This peer-to-peer session slot is currently open. We invite you to suggest a topic or presenter.

Track 2 Room: Launchpad

10.15

To be determined

This peer-to-peer session slot is currently open. We invite you to suggest a topic or presenter.

Track 2 Room: Launchpad

Working with the CUE Gateway 

Mads and Jesper will follow up on some of the feedback and questions from the CUE community after the CUE Session webinar streamed on Monday, Sept. 25. 

Want the recording of the Sept. 25. session?
Please email cuedays@stibodx.com 

Track 1 Room: Balcony

Jesper Weltz

Product Manager - Cloud, Stibo DX

Mads Jørgensen

Chief Product Officer, Stibo DX

11.00

A deep-dive into generative AI

How is generative AI used in newsrooms today? This peer-to-peer session will be hosted by our CIO, Mark van de Kamp, and will focus on policies, guidelines, use cases, experiments and ideas on generative AI in the newsroom and the role Stibo DX and CUE plays in this. 

Track 1 Room: Balcony

Mark van de Kamp

Chief Innovation Officer, Stibo DX

Jesper Weltz

Product Manager - Cloud, Stibo DX

To be determined

This peer-to-peer session slot is currently open. We invite you to suggest a topic or presenter.

Track 2 Room: Launchpad

11.45

Case: Decoupled frontend - behind the scenes of building RTL Germany's ntv.de website 

The NTV.de platforms have become a beacon in the RTL Germany portfolio. But how do Samira and her team incorporate RTL.de and other digital publishers into their CUE journey? In this session, you will get the opportunity to hear about how the team worked in unison with internal and external resources to build one of Germany's most visited news websites. With content creation always in focus and the flexibility to reorganize platforms in the daily business without relying on developers, Samira and her team created a success story that is now being adopted across RTL.. 

Track 1 Room: Balcony

Samira Lazarovic

Cross-Functional Lead/PO ntv.de, RTL Germany

To be determined

This peer-to-peer session slot is currently open. We invite you to suggest a topic or presenter.

Track 2 Room: Launchpad

13.30 - 14.45

Deep-dive in CUE and Print Automation

Automation is the hottest topic in the industry. And for good reason - the need to get from story list to finished print pages in an efficient way, is on top of the agenda for all publishers. Print Automation in CUE is well underway, and in this session, Birgitte Pehn, Product Manager for Print at Stibo DX and Finn Bialaska Jensen, Solution Advisor, will take us on a deep-dive and a practical demo of how automated print layout will work in future CUE releases. 

Track 1 Room: Balcony

Birgitte Pehn

Product Manager, Print,

Stibo DX

Finn Bialaska Jensen

Solution Advisor, Stibo DX

To be determined

This peer-to-peer session slot is currently open. We invite you to suggest a topic or presenter.

Track 2 Room: Launchpad

14.15

Deep-dive in CUE and Print Automation (continued)

Extending CUE UI and integration services - zooming in on two video cases

Olaf van der Kraaj and Jesper Weltz have invited a selection of CUE customers to unpack and demonstrate some of their most interesting CUE integrations. Meet Rossel who will showcase their integration to video streaming and monetisation  solution, Digiteka. Also, Swiss national broadcaster, RSI, will dive deeper into their Media Asset Management capabilities with CUE. Both will be open to questions and discussions.

 

Want to discuss a certain integration or UI extension? Email cuedays@stibodx.com and we will prepare the best we can.   

Track 2 Room: Launchpad

Olaf van der Kraaij

Senior Vice President Product Management,

Stibo DX

Jesper Weltz

Product Manager - Cloud, Stibo DX

Tracks

Dinner at Wolf Sharing Food Market

19:00+

Summary and end of sessions

17:52

17:05

Creating the foundation for execution: Expanding from CUE Print to full CUE suite

Suresh Vijayaghaven is the CTO for Indian English-language national newspaper The Hindu which has successfully adopted the entire CUE suite of solutions. Suresh will share findings from their recent Innovation Report and how CUE and CUE DAM tie the workflow together across their print and digital channels. 

Suresh Vijayaraghaven

Chief Technology Officer, The Hindu

16:45

Experiences from the journey: On-prem to DX cloud

The Globe and Mail is Canada’s preferred news media company and has played a significant role in the country's media landscape for well over a century.

Recently Ken Carriere led the process of moving parts of their CUE system from running on-premise to running in the Stibo DX cloud. Ken will share valuable learnings from this move and will be available for a Q&A after his presentation. 

Ken Carriere

Senior Manager, Editorial Solutions at The Globe and Mail, Toronto Globe & Mail

Break

16:20

15:55

RSI Case story: CUE and MAM for online

Connecting CUE and MAM for online? Yes, certainly! ​Massimiliano Babbucci, Head of Digital Innovation at RSI, has led the efforts to get video segments from the main TV channels into CUE ready for publication online. In this session, he will explain the setup behind this brilliant functionality and share inspiration on how video contributes to engagement on a news broadcaster's website.

 

RSI (Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana) is the Italian-speaking division of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SRF).  

​Massimiliano Babbucci

Head of Digital Innovation, RSI

15:30

A smart journey from CUE Print to CUE Content Store toward AI

Rossel Group, operating in France and Belgium, is transitioning from Cue Print to Cue Digital. André and Bruno will outline this migration’s fundamental goals and realized benefits in this presentation. Central to this change is improving article enrichment, productivity gains, and diversification in storytelling techniques. Additionally, they will discuss the group's ongoing initiatives in leveraging generative AI, particularly in the crucial area of local news coverage.

André Thiel

Business Owner Consultant for Editorial Solutions, Rossel

Bruno Durdu

Chief Digital Officer, Groupe Rossel

15:08

Design for all aspects of Sustainability: Practical advice for designing humanity and environmentally-friendly digital products

Danish sustainable UX expert, Stine Ramsing is an ambassador for the Sustainable UX Network (SUX). She will bring her passion for sustainability into the digital world. She will cover why it's crucial to have a sustainable mindset when designing digital products, and how it’s possible to apply sustainable UX design in your everyday practices.


Stine will share real-life examples of successful sustainable UX implementations and practical tips and strategies to integrate sustainability into your UX work. Every organization needs to report on how our work is impacting climate change, social equality, and inclusion, and this talk will give concrete inspiration to how this can be done.

Stine Ramsing

Sustainable UX

Welcome and takeaways from yesterday

15:00

The main program and live stream for online participants begins

Last year's main program

17:27

An emergency site for Aachener Zeitung in a day

When an external  IT provider of Aachener Zeitung had a cyberattack and the entire website infrastructure was unavailable, the Mediahuis team turned to their newly installed CUE system to quickly get a functional news site up and running.

 

In this session, Emmanuel Naert and Geert Kempen will take us behind the scenes of a nail-biting day in the Aarchener Zeitung newsroom and the tech HQ at Mediahuis. This session will also cover the high-level technical aspect of the platform building blocks at Mediahuis and the business aspect of the easy adoption of CUE in the newsroom.

Geert Kempen

Platform Owner CUE platform, Mediahuis nv

Emmanuel Naert

Director of digital acceleration, Medienhaus Aachen

16:35

Perspective: A brief history of newsroom technology

Tom Merritt is an award-winning independent tech podcaster and host of regular tech news and information shows. To open day two of CUE Days, Tom will guide us on a journey from the earliest journalism tools all the way to the modern newsroom. From town crier to telegraph, on to printing press, radio, TV, internet and VR.

 

How have the tools supporting journalism evolved?