Tim Geenen - CEO & Founder, Faktor, Netherlands

Tim Geenen is the CEO & founder of Faktor, a blockchain based Identity Management platform for publishers, brands and consumers.

Previously he held leadership roles at Bannerconnect (GroupM) and Improve Digital, responsible for strategy, innovation, partnerships and new initiatives. He also co-founded, and is the chairman of the first programmatic IAB taskforce in Europe. He knows the digital media and technology business inside out, and is just as comfortable in the commercial, operational and technical aspects of the industry. 

Outside of his high-level roles, Tim is an avid supporter of innovation and education. He loves to inspire others and speaks regularly at events and gatherings throughout Europe. He also committed to mentoring talent at Startupbootcamp, an accelerator program for global startups.

Janice Chan - Vice Chair Singapore

Janice Chan helps founders and CEOs understand how to adapt their businesses to connect with today's digital customer. She advises and speaks on a broad range of subjects related to digital marketing like programmatic, smart content, data analytics, to name a few.  

Prior to being a Part-time CMO, she was the Senior Director for Digital Marketing at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific for over a decade, where she grew digital revenues 5-fold. She is also a highly sought after professional speaker. She frequently speaks on her passion topics: data creativity, social commerce, smart content, and digital change marketing. 

In her spare time, Janice supports local young entrepreneurs and change-makers as a trustee for the Awesome Foundation Singapore

Peter van Leeuwen - Media Manager, T-Mobile Netherlands

Peter van Leeuwen is the Media Manager of T-Mobile in Netherlands.

He is a 100% result driven person that has an entrepreneur mentality. He likes to make complex simple and seeks for the obvious. 

His focus is to grow brands and sales with actionable insights from data, trends and (digital) marketing activities and connecting the dots between systems, data sources, suppliers and employees is a core strength.

Dirk Beyer - VP Data Science Research, Neustar, USA

Dirk Beyer is Neustar’s VP of Data Science Research. Before the acquisition of MarketShare by Neustar, he worked as MarketShare's Head of Science, leading both analytics delivery teams and research teams in Marketing Analytics.

Prior to that he was the Chief Scientific Officer at M-Factor, a software company providing Marketing Investment Management Solutions and, after acquisition, the Science Fellow at DemandTec.

Dirk has more than 20 years of experience in the design and development of analytical tools and applications. He held a position of Principal Scientist and Research Manager at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories working on a variety of projects in the fields of Marketing, Supply Chain Management as well as Computer Infrastructure Management.

He holds a Master’s degree in Education and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Leipzig University, Germany.

Daniel Heer - CEO & Co-Founder, zeotap, Germany

Daniel Heer is the CEO & Founder of zeotap and a driven and visionary entrepreneur who democratizes data for more relevant mobile advertising and beyond.

At zeotap, Daniel has managed to do what no one thought possible. Within three years only, he won over half a dozen major telecom operators and recently other large enterprises to entrust their data to zeotap for monetization based on best-in-class data security and privacy and build the first cross-operator data platform in the world. He also raised over $20 million for the Berlin-based company from renowned investors across the US, Asia and Europe.

Before zeotap, Daniel headed Strategic Partnerships at AppLift and worked for the Executive Board of Vodafone in Germany, where he learned to value the potential of great data at scale.

Sanjeevan Bala - Head of Data Science, Channel4, UK

Sanjeevan Bala is Channel 4’s Head of Data Science and is responsible for transforming the broadcaster by leveraging the value of data combined with data science to deliver benefits across every aspect of the broadcast value chain, including Marketing, Online, Viewer Relationship Management, Ad Sales, Scheduling and Commissioning Teams.

Under Sanjeevan’s leadership, Channel 4 is the first UK broadcaster to harness viewer data for commercial and creative benefits. His work has won numerous awards and most recently recognized as one of the most influential big data leaders in the UK.

Uwe Lehmann - Managing Director & Practice Lead Marketing Performance Optimization DACH, Ebiquity, Germany

Uwe Lehmann is Managing Director at Ebiquity Germany and leads Ebiquity’s Marketing Performance Optimization (MPO) Practice in the German-speaking region, consulting advertisers in improving their marketing ROI based on marketing analytics.  

Uwe has more than 16 years of experience in the areas of Media, Ad and Marketing effectiveness research as well as innovation research and consulting, gained at Initiative, Nielsen, Ipsos and Ebiquity.

TJ Lightwala - Head of Digital Solutions FAST & Performance MENA, Mindshare, UAE

TJ Lightwala began her role at Mindshare in 2013, and is responsible for leading the digital platforms, developing new and relevant data and tech focused product streams, planning and overseeing full end-to-end digital performance growth of clients and internal teams across the MENA region.  

She brings in depth digital and product perspective, having worked in the US and the Middle East on both the agency and client sides across many industries. In previous role, she led digital business for Staples USA, Canada, and international businesses at Aegis Media in Boston.

She holds her bachelors, from American University in Dubai and Masters in Science, from DePaul University, Chicago. 

Chandler Nguyen - APAC Head of Media Planning, Essence, Singapore

Chandler Nguyen is the Regional Media Planning Lead at Essence and heads the planning team across Singapore, Australia, Japan and India, managing over $200M media budget/year for clients like Google, YouTube, FrieslandCampina and DAZN.

He’s responsible for the translation of client briefs into data-lead, innovative media strategies that excite clients across markets in APAC.

He’s also spending a huge amount of his time setting the team up for success in APAC including evolving the organisational structure, coaching the next generation, building the right process and tools and managing a team of over 30 people.

Chandler joined Essence in 2013 as biddable and performance lead for APAC. He impressed the leadership with his keen grasp of client business challenges and his ability to solve them with innovative solutions.

Will Koning - Chief Data Officer, Kantar Insight, New Zealand

Will Koning leads the Data Science team within Kantar New Zealand and is responsible for big data analytics and data-driven strategy consulting. He is a trusted advisor to the World’s leading companies and government departments, helping deliver improved performance through better understanding of their customers and stakeholders.

Prior to Kantar Insight, Will was Chief Research Officer for Kantar Media Audiences with global responsibility for Hybrid Audience Measurement Solutions, and prior to this a Partner and Head of the London office for a leading boutique strategy consultancy.

His career highlights include:

  • his team being awarded the I-COM Data Creativity Award for Video along with their Dutch client SKO
  • leading engagements advising a major pharmaceutical company on (data-driven) strategy and tactics for the launch of a new drug in their largest market across multiple indications
  • making the cover of Nature, the World’s leading scientific journal, for his scientific research.

Will holds a PhD in the mathematical modelling of biological complexity from University College London.

Frederic Marthoz - Director of Business Development, Europe, Lotame, UK

Frederic is Lotame’s Sales Director for EMEA and has played a vital role in the success of Lotame in Europe. You can usually find Fred in our London office, but when he isn’t there he is meeting with prospects, clients and partners all around EMEA, and making them fall in love with Lotame based on their unique business needs. Although Fred's role is primarily external facing, he works closely with marketing and product to ensure the platform meets the needs in the markets he covers.

Prior to Lotame he worked for big companies like Microsoft and Google, and then small startups like Playphone and Mocean Mobile. Fred has over 15 years in the tech and digital media industries.