John Wilpers
Senior Director/U.S.
Innovation International Media Consulting Group

John is author/editor of FIPP’s annual Innovation in Magazine Media World Report and co-presenter of the FIPP Innovation Forum, an extension of the Innovation brand. John consults with media companies around the world focusing on multi-platform innovation, organisational transformation and integration, and customer-driven editorial management to deliver content 24/7 across all platforms. Recently he’s worked with a Czech magazine media/newspaper company, a US B2B magazine media group, a large Italian newspaper, and a Mexican magazine media publisher. John’s media resume includes magazine media, international media groups, AOL, metro dailies, free dailies and major media websites. John speaks at conferences worldwide, including in 2014 Beijing, London, Mexico City, Helsinki, Taipei, Toronto, Xian, Brussels, Sao Paulo, and Berlin. Outside of media, John created a self-esteem-building soccer/football programme for girls ages 2-10, graduating 4,200 girls since 1996 ( He is also a long-board surfer, gardener, and “Mother Ginger” in a Boston production of the “Nutcracker” for the last 20 years.