speakers-2018

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.

Bruce Biegel - Senior Managing Director, Winterberry Group, USA

Bruce Biegel is the Senior Managing Director of Winterberry Group where, for over fourteen years, has led more than 200 engagements, 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. Among others, these include assignments for Acxiom Corporation, Bertelsmann AG, eCircle (now Teradata), Capital One Financial Corp., Citi, DMG Media, Epsilon, Facebook, Hewlett-Packard Co., IPG, Meredith, L’Oréal, KRG Capital, KKR, Olson, Omnicom, Time Warner, Transcontinental Inc. and WPP.

In addition to his role at Winterberry Group, Bruce serves as a senior advisor to its affiliated investment bank, Petsky Prunier LLC. He also serves on the board of directors of Throtle and Zipscene LLC as well on the advisory boards of five additional agency, data and marketing technology companies. 

Prior to joining Winterberry Group in 2002, Bruce served as a director and CFO of IMXI, owner of ThinkDirectMarketing, where he was president, chief operating officer and co-founder. Earlier, he 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.

Bruce 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.

Elise Neel - GM, MapQuest for Business, USA

Elise Neel is the GM, MapQuest for Business

As a leader in all things location, Elise leads MapQuest for Business focusing on all areas of MapQuest's geospatial stack and data as a service platform. From maps to geocoding, lat/longs to POI datasets, Elise manages product, engineering, sales, and all go to market efforts.

With thousands of global developers on the MapQuest for Business platform, including the consumer-facing MapQuest branded experiences, Elise leverages her passion for movement to drive innovation and domination in the geospatial realm.

Andy Brown - CEO & Chairman, Kantar Media, UK

Andy Brown is the CEO and Chairman of Kantar Media. Having graduated in Marketing, and following experience at AGB (working on the Home Audit and LekTrak durables services), Andy joined the marketing department of Anglia Television in 1986. In this role he was involved in all aspects of programme, audience and marketing research.

In 1989 Andy was hired by BMRB as a Client Service Executive in the Target Group Index division. In1997 Andy joined the Board of BMRB taking on responsibility for the management of the TGI during its expansion internationally including the development of TGI in Western Europe and Latin America.

Andy was a founder director of KMR Group (the holding structure for BMRB), taking on responsibility for TGI and Software globally, before assuming the role of CEO of KMR in 2001. 

Following the acquisition of TNS, Andy became Chairman of the newly-created Kantar Media.  He worked alongside Jean-Michel Portier (formerly CEO of TNS Media), supporting him in a number of areas including digital development, global client accounts as well as general management of associates such as IBOPE Media, TAM India and RSMB.

In October 2013 Andy became Chief Executive Officer of Kantar Media following the retirement of Jean-Michel Portier.

He sits on the Kantar Operating Board, Kantar Digital Board and the WPP Digital Advisory group. 

John Durham - CEO, Catalyst S+F, USA

John Durham - CEO, Catalyst S+F, USA

John Durham is the CEO / General Partner at CATALYST S+F in the US. He is a gifted Marketing Strategist and has created strategic solutions for consumer brands that include Time Warner Cable, Verizon, Del Monte Foods and Fiat Motors. He won an Effie for a Winstar B2B campaign.

At Catalyst S+F, John drives strategic planning, promotion, customer service and P&L for a provider of advertising solutions that span traditional and electronic marketing. He works with decision makers to define goals and translate clients' visions into real worldresults. He formulates strategy, messaging, and programs, produce case studies, business launch, and product roll-out plans that unfailingly communicate brand and value propositions to advertisers, agencies and partners.

John has obtained Master of Arts: Political Marketing at University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY and Bachelor of Arts: Political Science | Marketing at Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

Frank Meltke - CEO/Owner, Contraco, USA

Frank Meltke founded Contraco Ltd. in 1998 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. He is responsible for overall strategy and further global business development. Contraco is a global company that works with their partners to find strategic solutions to complex problems. From new media, eCommerce and search to international market entry and change management, they work diligently to develop and deploy practical solutions. They focus on telecommunication and e-business markets and merchant services.

Mr. Meltke was responsible for establishing and developing the key accounts Deutsche Telekom, Yahoo! Search Marketing and Telekom Italia, among others. Before Contraco, he was a business leader for the German meteorological department and the federal ministry of transportation and city development.

David Smith - CEO & Founder, Mediasmith, USA

David Smith - CEO & Founder, Mediasmith, USA

David Smith is Founder and CEO at Mediasmith, Inc. David also serves in the advisory board and industry committee of the 4A's, ARF, comScore Media Metrix, Quantcast, IAB, I-COM and Online Publishers Association, where he works to establish and refine standards in metrics, business practices and financial issues for interactive advertising

David is an internationally-recognized expert in the areas of new media application, media strategy, media planning and metrics. As a veteran in the area of advertising media management, his experience is drawn from the creation of the first-generation advertising technology to dealing with today's issues surrounding metrics in the digital marketplace. David is consistently called upon by the press as a resource for publications such as Fortune, Businessweek, Mediaweek and authors thought pieces on an ongoing basis for publishers including iMedia Connection and Fast Company.

Khurram Hamid - Senior Director-Head of Digital Marketing and Customer Insights, Pfizer, UAE

Khurram Hamid is the Senior Director - Head of Digital Marketing and Customer Insights of Pfizer.

Previously he was the Global Head of Digital Media at GlaxoSmithKline.

Khurram has over 12 years of executive level leadership experience in creating and managing global digital operations for the Global A List of FMCG and Pharma companies including Gillette, Procter and Gamble and GlaxoSmithKline.

He is an expert in creating, executing and scaling digital as a strategic capability across the organisation being in senior level positions within: Media, Sales, Marketing, IT and Innovation.

A Global Digital leader with skills and the passion to drive transformation across a global matrix organisation including executive stakeholder management and managing global cross functionally dispersed teams, Khurram delivered multi million dollar cost savings through more efficient ways to reach the consumer through targeted digital media planning and buying delivering higher ROI.

He has delivered multi million dollar in new revenue through multi channel retailing, as well as new business models and partnerships through leading strategic alliances with Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Nokia.

Khurram has in depth expertise in digital media planning and buying, across Paid, Owned and Earned channels.

Kate Sirkin - EVP Data Partnerships, Publicis Media , USA

Kate Sirkin is the EVP Data Partnerships of Publicis Media.

Most recently, she was EVP Research of Starcom MediaVest Group. 

Previously, Kate was Vice President and Practice Lead, Analytics and Insight Americas and Audience Insight Global at Publicis Media, where she managed a massive worldwide budget as she managed emerging trends, data and support for Publicis Medias, initiated proprietary studies and acted as the company's voice on many critical media issues.

Throughout her career, Kate has spearheaded research initiatives that have helped to expand the field of communications research, from early investments in brainwave monitoring to evaluate impact on attention levels and eye tracking in pursuit of optimal OOH context, to single source analysis and fusion.

Gary Laben - CEO, ResearchNow, USA

Gary Laben - CEO, ResearchNow, USA

Gary Laben is Chief Executive Officer at Research Now Group, Inc., the global leader in digital data collection to power analytics and insights. Gary brings more than 25 years of executive leadership and industry experience in using data to drive marketing decisions for clients, most recently serving as Chief Executive Officer of KBM Group and as Global Chief Data Officer of Wunderman. His experience in growing businesses both organically and through acquisitions supports Research Now’s innovation, customer focus and growth in this dynamic industry. Gary is actively involved in the marketing services community serving on Marketing Edge Chairman’s Advisory Council, and as executive advisory board chair of the Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing. He is also the former chair of Marketing Edge, and served on the DMA’s board of directors and Ethics Policy committee. Gary earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

George Ivie - CEO & Executive Director, MRC, USA

George Ivie - CEO & Executive Director, MRC, USA

George Ivie is the Executive Director and CEO of the Media Rating Council, Inc (MRC), a not-for-profit industry organization created in 1963 at the request of the U.S. Congress to assure high ethical and operational standards in audience measurement services. George's background includes 30 years of experience in media research auditing, oversight and consulting.

Prior to being appointed as Executive Director of the MRC in January 2000, George was a partner at Ernst & Young and their lead representative and advisor to the MRC, conducting all MRC audits and interacting with MRC management and member organizations. George has a thorough knowledge of research best practices, operations, controls and information systems in Internet, Multi-media, Print, Radio and Television measurement services.

Alison Fennah - Executive Business Advisor, IAB Europe, UK

Alison Fennah - Executive Business Advisor, IAB Europe, UK

Alison Fennah is Executive Business Advisor at IAB Europe. She was previously Executive Director of the European Interactive Advertising Association, and joined IAB Europe when the two companies merged in May 2011. Alison helped to launch the EIAA in 2002 and oversaw the development of a wide-ranging activity programme involving: consumer, advertising and market research; event programmes across Europe; standardisation activities and education, of both the market and government, on the role of interactive advertising all aimed at growing the European interactive advertising market.

In the 1990s, Alison worked in senior roles in European Marketing and PR with companies such as Yahoo! and Acclaim Entertainment. She also worked on the launch of some of the first Sony Playstation games. She speaks five languages and has a BA Hons degree In French and Spanish from Birmingham University.