Anthony Hopper - Global CEO, MullenLowe Open, UK

Anthony Hopper joined the agency in 2012 and is responsible for running MullenLowe Open. Anthony has 20 years agency experience and is recognised as an industry expert in CRM, activation and retail marketing. He is proud to have worked with some of the world’s most innovative marketers, including Unilever, P&G, Etihad Airways, Coca-Cola, Diageo, Lenovo and Google.

Anthony joined MullenLowe from Saatchi & Saatchi X, where he led the London office from 2008 until early 2012. The agency was highly awarded for its innovative work during this time and was named Agency of the Year by the MAA in 2010.

Anthony joined Saatchi & Saatchi X after a spell at Publicis Chemistry Group, where he was acting Head of Strategy and Planning. Prior to this, Anthonyworked at The Marketing Store Worldwide in Sydney as Client Services Director and Deputy Managing Director, and spent almost 8 years with Dynamo in London.

Jakob Kofoed - Nordic Head of Data & Analytics, GroupM, Denmark

Jakob Kofoed is working at GroupM where he is the Head of Data and Analytics in the Nordics. 

He has over 15 years of experience in marketing effectiveness and consulting specializing in using advanced analytical techniques to help clients grow their brand and business. Jakob has worked for clients across a range of different geographies and industries including Telco, FMCG, Finance and Retail. 

Previous to his current job Jakob worked at MEC, ohal and most recently as global CTO for Data2Decisions.

Chandos Quill - Vice President, Global Data and Strategic Partnerships, Acxiom, USA

Chandos Quill has over 16 years of experience in the marketing services industry.  Most recently, Chandos joined Acxiom Corporation as Vice President, Global Data and Strategic Partnerships where she is responsible for developing and implementing a global data strategy focused on global client and partnership growth by scaling Acxiom’s global data assets fueling a geographical expansion of products.

Prior to Acxiom, Chandos was at Merkle where she was responsible for building and growing Merkle's data syndication and onboarding capabilities to support the digital marketing ecosystem.  While at Merkle, Chandos was also responsible for Operations and Marketing for Merkle's Global Data Solutions which includes managing product development, marketing, and partnerships in all global regions.  Prior to Merkle, Chandos worked at Experian in a variety of leadership positions in Product Development, Product Management, Product Marketing, Corporate Marketing and Strategic Alliances.

Chandos received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration at Loma Linda University and her M.B.A from The Peter Drucker School of Management at Clarement Graduate School.

Ashwin Desikan - Director, Marketing Science, EMEA, Annalect, UK

Ashwin Desikan is a multidisciplinary data evangelist with more than 15 years of experience in data analysis and a published record of technical expertise. Ashwin has a driving passion for the application of data when solving complex media, scientific, and governmental challenges.

His love for data and data science has allowed him the privilege of working in a variety of data-driven roles on two continents. He’s currently working as Director, Marketing Science for Annalect EMEA. Prior to this, Ashwin was a Business Intelligence Director and a Product Manager at a several adtech startups (Adform, The Exchange Lab and VisualDNA) focused on data strategy. 

Previously, he has worked as a bioinformatics scientist at Illumina, developing and analysing the company's key secondary sequencing analysis software packages in both the US and the UK.  Ashwin received his MA in Computational Biology at Washington University in St. Louis, and received his BSC from the University of Pennsylvania in Bioengineering/Mathematics. 

Bruce Biegel - Senior Managing Director, Winterberry Group, USA

As Winterberry Group’s senior managing director, Bruce Biegel leads the firm’s consulting practice and establishes its strategic and operational agenda. A seasoned executive with more than 25 years of hands-on experience in building businesses from the ground up, his diverse responsibilities have included strategic and business planning, financing, global multichannel marketing, technology development and support, legal coordination and financial management.
 
At Winterberry Group, Mr. Biegel has led more than 180 engagements over the past fourteen years, serving a wide range of marketers, agencies, direct and digital marketing service providers and many of the private equity firms who invest in the sector.

A DMCNY Silver Apple and Mal Dunn Leadership award winner, he also serves as a member of the Data +Marketing Association's (DMA) leadership council, as a senior advisor to WG affiliated investment bank, Petsky Prunier LLC., on the board of directors of Throtle Inc., Zipscene and on the advisory boards of 4 additional early stage data and technology companies. 

Prior to joining Winterberry Group in 2002, Mr. Biegel served as a director and CFO of IMXI, owner of ThinkDirectMarketing, where he was president, chief operating officer and co-founder. Earlier, Mr. Biegel served as a consultant to leading Web services integrator iXL Holdings as part of its iXL Ventures group. From the late 1980s through mid 1990s he served as director and executive vice president, sales and marketing, at VideoFax Systems, a marketing technology company he co-founded that focused on place-based media. He began his career at Kidder Peabody as manager of international telecommunications.

Mr. Biegel received a B.A. in history and international relations from the University of Pennsylvania with corresponding coursework at the Wharton School in management and marketing.

Oliver Randall Mochizuki - CEO & Co-Founder, Fundsurfer, UK

Oliver Randall Mochizuki is the co-founder of Fundsurfer, a crowdfunding and commercial finance platform, which provides access to a range of alternative and traditional funding options alongside a unique blend of support.

Alongside running Fundsurfer Oliver has recently added film financing to his portfolio career and is currently working on new and innovative ways to finance feature film slates.

Oliver is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and is a member of the IOD 99. He is also the chairman of the Diplomatic Council Global Funding Program, working to fund humanitarian and commercial projects and companies.