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.

Patrik Sahlin - PhD, Principal Consultant, Effectiveness, Ebiquity plc, UK

Patrik Sahlin is Principal Consultant in Ebiquity’s Marketing Performance Optimization (MPO) practice.

He has a doctoral degree in theoretical physics from Lund University, Sweden, and started his career in marketing working for GroupM in Copenhagen, Denmark. He later moved to London and worked for Publicis Group at Ninah Consulting, where he headed the development of a digital attribution offering and provided digital media consulting services for the group’s clients.

Patrik started his employment at Ebiquity in 2016 and has since then led the design of Ebiquity’s digital attribution service.

Tamer Hassan - Co-Founder & CTO, White Ops, USA

Tamer Hassan is the CTO and Co-Founder of White Ops, a company that builds human verification technology to differentiate humans from autonomous agents on the internet. 

White Ops was named one of the 10 most innovative security startups by RSA for their original approach to botnet detection and security against automated attacks.

Prior to White Ops, Hassan was the founder and CEO of Compel Data Technologies Inc., a software development and consulting company focused on big data and business intelligence solutions. In the years prior to entering the technology sector, Tamer was a major in the U.S. Air Force. Tamer was a decorated pilot who completed multiple combat deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan as a Combat Search and Rescue helicopter pilot and Tactical Officer.

Yerjanat Khabai - Senior Data Analyst, Global Insights and Analytics, Intel, USA

Yerjanat Khabai is a hands on Senior Data Analyst for Global Insights and Analytics under Intel’s Global Marketing organization. He has been with Intel for three years and with Capital One prior to that for 2 years.

His focus at Intel is on marketing analytics and particularly its impact on business outcome, efficiency, ROI and effectiveness.

Yerjanat’s educational background is in economics, both undergraduate and graduate. 

Xian (Vivian) Zhou - Senior Director, Global Data, Acxiom, Australia

Vivian Zhou serves as Senior Director for global data for Acxiom Corporation. In this role, she is responsible for supporting global data business strategy and growth tied to Acxiom’s global data products, data assets and capability development and all global client opportunities.

Before joining Acxiom in December 2016, Vivian served as the APAC Director for the Global Solution Group at Merkle, leading the global data solution business in the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to joining Merkle, Vivian worked for Accenture, Discover Financial Services, OCBC and GE Capital Global Science Decision Centre with more than 10 years of full-spectrum database marketing experience from strategy to operations to data analytics.

Vivian earned a master’s degree in statistics from the University of Calgary in Canada and a bachelor’s degree in finance in Hunan University in her home country of China. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and son.

Will Ullstein - Commercial Director, YouGov, UK

Will joined YouGov in 2015 to create an Account Management function and in 2016 moved to a global role working with the Chief Strategy Officer to develop new propositions and execute the global go-to-market strategy. 

Prior to joining YouGov, he has held commercial positions at some of the UK’s leading market research and data companies: Sales and Marketing Director, Future Thinking; Director of Innovation, Munro Global and was one of the co-founders of The Sunday Times Best Green Companies – a project that sought to find and celebrate the achievements of Britain’s most sustainable organisations.

Will read Economics at the University of Sussex, is a keen sportsman and father of one.

Susan Tillou - Global Head of Partnerships, Kantar Media, USA

Susan serves on Kantar Media’s central team where she manages strategic data partnerships with a focus on technology and key global clients.

Susan previously worked 5 years with Kantar Media return path (digital TV) data unit overseeing client service and business development on the West Coast.  Before Kantar Media, she headed up business development, product and client service for an LA-based software firm that tracked international TV program distribution and broadcast performance for the Hollywood Studios.

Previous to her work in media, Susan was an electoral and political officer for multinational organizations including the OSCE, the UN Development Programme and the UN Department of Political Affairs.  She has published articles with The Los Angeles Times, Japan Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Times and the Asian Wall Street Journal, among others.

Susan has a joint degree in International Relations and Asian Affairs from the University of California, a Master’s degree in Northeast Asian Politics from the American University School of International Service in Washington DC, and a certificate from Nankai University in Tianjin, China.  She speaks English, Spanish and conversational Mandarin.

Susan resides in Los Angeles where she enjoys photography, hiking, dancing and supporting community cultural organizations such as classical, national and local public radio and the LA County Museum of Art.

Robert Kittell, P.E - Analytics Architect, Huawei, China

Robert Kittell, P.E. is Technology Diplomat to the OpenROADS Community, where he is developer of initiatives in Big Data Monetization, Digital Transformation, Journey-based NPS Modeling, and High Performance Computing.

Sponsored by Huawei GTS as Analytics Architect, Robert has delivered innovation in the areas of Universal Customer View, Economic Clustering, Financial Vector Transformation, and Business Outcome Prediction.

Robert has over 30 years experience in advanced analytics, with a specialization in computational statistics, decision science and stochastic financial modeling. He holds a Masters Degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, and is a licensed Professional Engineer; his contributions to the field of Big Data are delivered through the lens of Engineering Scientist.

He is a published author, invited speaker, past PhD competition Data Science judge, and has been awarded 4 US patents. He has served in international leadership roles in R&D, Operations, Marketing Support, Consulting and Client Services.

Michael Bigby - CTO, Research Now, USA

As Chief Technology Officer at Research Now, Michael Bigby leads the global technology organization and drives major technology-enabled initiatives.

Michael has nearly two decades of software development and management experience in both start-ups and large companies. Formerly, he was the CTO and interim-CEO of Extole!, a referral marketing startup and served as entrepreneur in residence at Redpoint Ventures. Also, Michael was the co-founder and CTO of BlueKai, and served as Senior Director of Engineering at Yahoo.

Alex Sibois - Managing Director, Lotame, Singapore

Alex Sibois is the Managing Director of Lotame APAC, a Data Management Platform (DMP) and Data Services (DaaS) company. He spent over 17 years developing revenues for high-growth technology companies in the EMEA, North America, Latin America, APAC and other developing markets around the world. 

Previously, he advised ad tech companies such as Liverail and Ooyala on how to accelerate their international expansion outside of the US.

Prior to that, Alex Sibois headed global revenue for Sien, a software and monetization platform publisher, which he grew into a multi-million dollar company in four years. He joined Sien from ad network Vibrant Media, where he became General Manager of the French market after running business development for the company across Europe.

Alex graduated from the university of Dijon (France) and majored in Biology with a specialisation in Food Industry and Pharmaceutical processes. He also holds a master in business administration from the University of Haute-Alsace (France). 

Jennifer Roubaud - Country Manager, Dataiku, UK

Jennifer Roubaud is the UK and Ireland Country Manager for Dataiku, a data science software editor enabling companies to build and deliver their own data products more collaboratively and efficiently.

Prior to leading Dataiku’s operations in the UK and Ireland, Jennifer led the international expansion of a division of a FTSE 100 company, after having previously spent several years in Management Consulting, primarily focusing on telecommunications and media companies in the EMEA region. 

Jennifer has an MBA from Columbia Business School as well as an MsC in Management from Ecole de Management de Lyon.

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.