What we're seeing is that startups are pioneering the future of this industry and this data startup challenge is really a celebration of that, but it’s also a way to get the top startups who are leading the industry to come in and meet industry leaders.
Linda Young - VP Data Solutions, Acxiom, USA
The Data Startup Challenge for me was very exciting because of the innovation that is going in the industry and is very applicable to the things that we are looking at. Each of those presenters and companies had an interesting perspective. The one that I was a part of, in the jam session, was particularly interesting because it had to deal with identity.
John Maltman - CEO, E Fundamentals, UK
E Fundamentals was proud to be announced as the overall winner of the prestigious I-COM Data Startup Challenge and also winner of the Attribution category. This competition attracts great entries from around the world providing a valuable learning experience. The judging panel is of the highest quality and developing our submission helped us to sharpen our communications. The event itself is a wonderful opportunity to meet potential clients and collaborators.
James Sandoval - Founder & CEO, MeasureMatch, UK
It’s a great gathering of the Marketing Data Elite and it’s the right audience for us: the agencies, the brands, technology companies… they are in the sweet spot for building our business. It is a fantastic networking opportunity with customer experience and marketing data professionals. And good vibes too!
Alyona Medelyan - CEO, Thematic, New Zealand
It’s been remarkable to speak one on one with lots of the people that we reached out to before the event. We got great advice and opportunities to try out our software with major brands at the I-COM Global Summit. The summit is a must attend event if you are working with data that is to be used for better marketing, customer experience and better services.
Juergen Galler - CEO & Co-Founder, 1plusX, Switzerland
For us it’s a great opportunity to network not only with Europeans but also with American brands, media representatives and technology partners. Even though the summit lasts only 4 days, we feel we’ve learned a lot. For example, how we can enter the USA market or how a brand can benefit from our solutions in Asia. Many high-profile individuals, with a lot of experience are open to exchanging their thoughts and give you advice. It’s a really good platform for startups.
Mark Han - Chief Operating Officer, Colossal, USA
I-COM did a great job in creating an environment where people can cultivate relationships, many of these are continuing today and could potentially become lucrative business partnerships. Having experienced the Summit, we can say that the cost of the summit access is more than fair. It entails proactive work on the side of the startup to get value, but if you are willing to put yourself out there and start the conversation, there are certainly many opportunities to do so. I-COM created a fantastic environment to enable us to do that.
Prof. Aytul Ercil - Co-Founder | CEO & Ceyhun Burak Akgul - Founder, GM & CTO, Vispera, Turkey
For companies like ours, global knowledge sharing among peers and developing our business across borders is invaluable. We have found great value in connecting to the world via I-COM, engaging new audiences. We loved being a part of I-COM because it has brought us fresh exposure to potential customers. To top it all, the support by the I-COM team has been brilliant - quick, helpful and personal.
Shanshan Xu - Founder, Mucho, UK
Our experience is very positive, it was well organised and well-paced event, with in-depth content and plenty of opportunities for networking. It has helped us to have initial conversations with potential clients and partners.
Andrew Ko - CEO, Personalyze, UK
Being selected as an Official Selection in the Data Startup Challenge has helped our business immensely, giving us global recognition that opened doors to new clients and investors. I was impressed by the other startups we competed against, and the attendees at the Global Summit were top notch and we made many new high level connections with some of the world's largest brands and agencies. We'll definitely be attending I-COM every year from now on!
Daniel Heer - CEO/Co-Founder zeotap, Germany
I-COM Global Summit was a fantastic event for us. We enjoyed meeting so many leaders from the global marketing and data space in such a perfect location to mingle and get to know one another. To win two awards was an absolute highlight and we have initiated many relationships that are continuing today!
Haobo Gong - CTO, Net-Tide, China
We found the I-COM Data Startup Challenge in Sevilla a great opportunity to meet and communicate with experts in data marketing. During the summit, we explored a lot of potential directions for our company and shared and discussed our efforts in data marketing with associates….[the summit] was held in an open and welcoming environment. We gained very useful suggestions and ideas among discussions.
Florian Douetteau - CEO, Dataiku, France
I-COM is definitely ‘THE’ place to be for Data Driven companies. Participating to the Data Startup Challenge gave us a tremendous opportunity to present our Data Science platform to Data best-in-class players in Retail, Banking or Industry. As an output, and thanks to the great conditions created by the I-COM Team, we have been able to engage interesting, direct and fruitful conversations with many companies including Unilever and others.
Madhuban Kumar - CEO, Metafused, UK
Andreas and his team have created a perfect blend of location, food and business. He brings together the best of breed in a fun environment to explore new thoughts and address industry challenges. I enjoyed the sessions and the overall atmosphere was a delight.
Thomas Walle - Co-founder and CEO, Unacast, Norway
For the second year in a row, Unacast participated as a finalist in the I-COM Data Startup Challenge. The events have been an excellent way for Unacast to showcase its technology for the top people within the data and advertising industry, and winning the overall category last year helped us accelerate our business further.