• 01 October 2021 - 31 January 2022
  • Virtual
  • India

Digital Subscription Bootcamp, India 2021

Programme Leads

Gregor Waller

Principal Consultant, WAN-IFRA Consulting, Germany

Gregor Waller provides consulting services to international media businesses for developing their digital strategy and transforming their business models for the digital era. Before this, he worked for more than six years in various management functions for Germany’s Axel Springer publishing corporation. Most recently, up to February 2011, as a member of the management team of the WELT group, Berliner Morgenpost, Hamburger Abendblatt, he was responsible for strategy & innovation and commercial management of the Zeitungsgruppe Hamburg. After testing a “prototype tablet” with his core newspaper readers – one year before the iPad – he focused on the topics of digital strategy, digital business models and paid content, bringing his experience in these areas to bear also in strategic group projects.

From 1998-2004 he worked for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung GmbH in positions such as commercial manager for publishing houses Prestel and Xenos Verlag. Waller has a graduate degree in business administration from the University of Augsburg and an undergraduate degree in philosophy from the Munich School of Philosophy.

Ola Henriksson

WAN IFRA Expert Advisor, Independent Media Consultant

Ola’s career at Svenska Dagbladet (a major Swedish news brand within the Schibsted Media Group) started in the newsroom. During his 20 years at the newspaper he managed many projects during the newspaper’s journey towards a digital, audience focused operation. Ola has also been involved in business development at a Schibsted group level, aiming at growing the subscription business for the Consumer Business department in the group. He now works as an independent media consultant, serving different media organisations in their path towards sustainable reader revenues.

Ola’s hands-on experience in media operations combined with a strong strategic mindset makes him a respected leader of complex business critical projects with a focus on business strategy, innovation processes, change work and digital transformation.

He has a Bachelor’s degree in Media and Communications, from Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall and a Diploma in Business Management from IHM Business School, Stockholm.

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