Big Data Venture Challenge Official Selection

Innovation Partners


Venture Challenge Board


I-COM Big Data Venture Challenge 2012


Together with our Patronage from around the world, the I-COM launched its first ever Startup Competition, the I-COM Big Data Venture Challenge.




The I-COM Board chose the Official Selection for the I-COM Big Data Venture Challenge 2012. Congratulations to the following top Data-Driven startups from around the world with Data / Measurement solutions for the Digital Marketing Industry. The Official Selection was showcased on October 16th, during the I-COM Global Summit in Rome, the preeminent industry backed gathering of Digital’s Data & Measurement champions. 


Official Selection 2012

For startups, this Venture Challenge event was a unique opportunity to be discovered by their potential customers and investors and propelled to the next level of development. 


The Award Winners were announced at a special ceremony at the Gala Awards Dinner on October 16th as part of the I-COM Global Summits in Rome. The 1st Place Winner as well as recpient of the Emerging Market Regions Award presented their company at the I-COM Global Summit Conference on Oct 17th.


Winners announced for I-COM Big Data Venture Challenge

Congratulations to the winner of the I-COM Big Data Venture Challenge, Clear Returns, CEO, Vicky Brock, UK. Besides the beautiful models, also on stage are Alain Couttolenc, Head of Media for Nielsen in Europe, our Sponsor and Andreas Cohen, I-COM Chairman.



eyeota, CEO, Kevin Tan, Singapore is the winner of the Emerging Market Regions Category Award



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The Emcee 


Guy Phillipson, CEO, IAB, UK 





The Jury

Brian Jacobs, BJ&A Investments, UK




Dean McRobie, CTO, Annalect (Omnicom Media Group), USA


Gianluca Dettori, Founder and Chairman, dPixel, Italy


Luke Christison, Partner for Consulting, Mindshare Worldwide, UK



Michael Kaushansky, SVP, Insights & Analytics, Havas Media, USA


The Startups

Gilles Babinet, Chairman, Captain Dash, France



Vicky Brock, CEO, Clear Returns Ltd, UK




Amir Freund, CEO, Fornova and CEO, GoldenFeeds, Israel


Lauren S Moores, Chief Scientist, EveryScreen Media, USA


Jalal Nasir, CEO, Pixalate, USA




Jonny Steel, Director of Business Development, ClickTale, Israel


Kevin Tan, CEO, eyeota, Singapore




Petteri Vainikka, VP Marketing, Enreach Solutions Ltd., Finland


Hans Liangjian Yu, Founder & CEO of Counect, China