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Bob Fawson - EVP, Product Development, Reseach Now SSI, USA

Bob Fawson is the EVP, Product Development of Research Now SSI.

Prior to Research Now SSI, Bob served as Chief Access, Supply and Engagement Officer at Opinionology, which later joined with Survey Sampling International to form SSI. While at Opinionology, he expanded the company’s portfolio of online research methods and improved methods for building and managing online panels.

Known for his expertise across diverse topics, Bob is a frequent speaker at market research events. He first joined Opinionology to manage its online client service and project management teams.

He earned a Master’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from Utah State University.

Corey L. Koberg - Founder & Co-CEO, Cardinal Path, USA

Corey Koberg is a Founder and the Co-CEO of Cardinal Path, a Dentsu Aegis Network data and analytics consultancy and winner of the DAA’s Agency of the Year award. He is a well-known speaker, having keynoted and led sessions on advertising, analytics, and optimization at conferences and events across the globe.

As a Principal, he has worked with dozens of Fortune 500 companies, such as Google, Chevron, Intel, NBC, Papa John’s, National Geographic, Time Warner, Universal Music, DeVry University, and others, to improve the effectiveness of their online presence through results-oriented, data-driven optimization.

Corey holds a degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois and has been involved in Internet-related engineering and consulting for over 15 years, beginning his career in the NCSA labs that developed the world’s first web browser.

Corey is a proud husband and father of three children and enjoys bike racing, downhill skiing, and photography.

Hitesh Bhatt - Regional VP, EMEA, Samba TV, UK

Hitesh Bhatt is the Regional Vice-President, EMEA of Samba TV, a data and analytics business that gathers real-time TV viewing data from millions of Smart TV’s in order to provide cross-screen planning, activation and insight tools for brands and broadcasters.

Prior to joining Samba, Hitesh was the Digital Revenue and Strategy Controller at Sky Media. In this role, he managed direct and programmatic revenues across Sky’s online, mobile and video-on-demand platforms.

Hitesh has worked at a wide range of publisher and technology companies, from start-ups to major corporations such as Microsoft, Yahoo!, Viacom and Sizmek. He started his media career as a media planner at advertising agencies, Lowe and Zenith Media.

He lives in London with his wife and 3 children, which pretty much takes up all of his spare time.

John-Alistair George - SVP, Data Strategy & Insights, IPG Mediabrands, USA

With over 20 years of experience in media agency and advertising and having worked in over 8 countries, John-Alistair George utilises his passion and commitment to ensure company’s products and capabilities are ahead of industry trends by archetyping the next generation of data strategy, technologies and partnerships; all with the intention to drive performance, audience insights, brand safety and optimisation strategies for clients, by providing unique and forward-looking ideas to better serve a company’s brand and its relationship with its customers in relevant and strategic ways.

Oliver Kanders - Chief Client Officer, zeotap, Germany

Oliver Kanders is the Chief Client Officer of zeotap, a certified Systemic Coach and TEDx Speaker Coach.

In his position at zeotap, Oliver overlooks the global client and channel partnerships, global marketing and carries our deterministic identity and data intelligence capabilities into new markets.

Before zeotap, Oliver initially worked for the Executive Boards of Handelsblatt Publishing Group and Bertelsmann Media Group and started to advise countless startups on their marketing strategies as the group-wide executive for marketing & PR at Berlin-based incubator HitFox Group. Oliver also was instrumental for HitFox in winning the notorious EY Entrepreneur of The Year Award in 2014.

Nancy Smith - President and CEO, Analytic Partners, USA

Nancy Smith is the President and CEO of Analytic Partners, the world's premier independent, global marketing analytics consultancy. Headquartered in New York City, Nancy leads a global team dedicated to turning data into expertise to drive competitive advantage and bottom-line results for large brands around the world. 

Before founding Analytic Partners, in 2000, Nancy worked at ASI (now, Ipsos ASI) and Clairol (now, P&G) where she managed marketing insights projects, teams, and vendors.

Nancy has an MBA degree from the University at Buffalo School of Management where she focused on econometrics, marketing, and international business.

Karen Caulfield - GVP, Global Data Products at Acxiom, USA

Karen leads Acxiom’s global data product division with responsibility for data product strategy and the expansion of Acxiom’s data capabilities across global markets and across the digital ecosystem.

Karen’s expertise lies in the design, development and implementation of customer targeting and engagement strategies. Karen has deep experience across all aspects of the data ecosystem and is an expert on the nuances and complexities of the global data landscape.

Before joining Acxiom Karen was Vice President of Global Data Solutions at Merkle where she focused on expanding Merkle’s data solutions into new global markets as well as working with clients to expand their CRM strategies across geographies. Prior to that she held multiple roles in Europe and the Americas with ICLP - the global loyalty agency, Karen has significant, on the ground, experience across EMEA, Latin America, Asia Pacific and North America.

Russell Marsh - Non Executive Director, 2to3days, UK

Russell is the former Managing Director of Accenture. He is the go to market lead across Interactive, Analytics and Mobility within Accenture’s UK&I Product vertical helping to drive new client solutions for a wide range of blue chip clients.

His experience spans over 20 years and is both broad and deep from working within the digital and creative media industries.

His career has taken him through many different roles from Senior Creative Director, Head of Client Services, Group Strategy Director, Managing Director to Global Chief Data Officer. In all of those roles he has consistently helped to simplify the complex, so that others feel comfortable with the new technology and data world.