Axel Springer's Ecosystem Strategy To Become The Leading Digital Publisher In Europe

Sebastian Voigt

Senior Vice President at hy - the Axel Springer Consulting Group

as recorded on 24 February 2021 as part of Innov8rs Connect on Foresight, Ecosystem Engagement and Startup Collaboration

For about 20 years, the media business has constantly being disrupted by digital-native attackers. Berlin-based publisher Axel Springer managed a very successful digital transformation through a very strategic ecosystem and investment strategy. Today, the company generates more than 87 percent of its EBITDA with pure-play digital business models from companies such as StepStone, Business Insider, idealo and others.

In his talk, Sebastian will present the key success factors of Axel Springer’s ecosystem strategy.

About the speaker

Dr. Sebastian Voigt is Senior Vice President at hy and Managing Director of hy’s tech and software unit hy Technologies, which is developing the Ecosystem Manager. He studied Business Administration and Computer Science and completed his PhD at the TU Darmstadt on monetization strategies for digital marketplaces.

Sebastian has been developing profitable digital business models for more than 15 years. He worked as Director for Simon-Kucher & Partners, an international consultancy, and led the strategic project teams as well as the pricing unit at Axel Springer. He also held operative leadership positions at Bertelsmann and ProSiebenSat1.

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