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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.

Joy Liuzzo - Senior Product Marketing Manager, Engagement Solutions, Stack Overflow, USA

Joy Liuzzo is the Senior Product Marketing Manager, Engagement Solutions of Stack Overflow.

Previously, she was Vice President of Radius Global Market Research.

Joy is a polymath with an eclectic 16-year career in research, analytics, marketing, product management, and sales. Having earned her stripes on both the client-side and vendor-side of multiple tech companies, she excels at thinking creatively and diving deep to find answers.

Joy built an expertise in mobile, new product, advertising effectiveness, and brand research through her work at Amazon, InsightExpress (now Millward Brown Digital), AOL, and MCI. Her clients included CPG, consumer electronics, finance, consumer healthcare, technology, and service companies. She’s especially proficient in addressing the research needs of start-ups and fast-moving technology firms.

Eric Ward - Partner, Drake Star, UK

With over 15 years of M&A and industry experience, Eric Ward is Partner of Drake Star.

Previously he was Managing Director at Stella Advisors, a leading European media and technology related corporate finance advisory boutique. Before joining Stella in 2013, Eric worked in the online advertising industry in 2012. Prior to that, he worked at leading M&A advisory firms including Deutsche Bank and Greenhill & Co where he was primarily focused on the broader TMT space.

Eric has an MSc in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and a BSc in Physics from Imperial College London. 
 

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. 

Hugo Hanselmann - CEO & Founder, HuHeHa, Belgium

Hugo Hanselmann - CEO & Founder, HuHeHa, Belgium

Hugo Hanselmann is the CEO & Founder of HuHeHa.

Previous he was the CMO of Novero and until mid 2014, Hugo was the Global Director of Digital Connections of Anheuser-Busch InBev, where he has implemented digital campaigns across the planet. Working for the leading global brewer and one of the world’s top consumer product companies, he has honed his talents for innovative and effective consumer engagement strategies that create an emotional connection with brands via digital, mobile and social media channels.

Back from New York, Hugo Hanselmann is now based in Brussels where he founded his own company (HuHeHa), offering business consultancy for marketing, sales and digital business models as well as investor- and startup support.

Currently he is assigned as the Chief Marketing & Sales Officer for Novero, a leading premium supplier of Connected Car Technology, based in Germany.

Hailing from the Netherlands and after receiving his degree from the University of Groningen, he began his career at Daimler working across business units throughout Europe and Asia. He is fluent in English, German, and Dutch.

Richard Webb - CEO & Co-Founder, Cataliize, Australia

Richard Webb is the CEO & Co-Founderof Cataliize, Australia.

Richard is a seasoned digital entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience as CEO of various high growth global businesses. He was the Executive Chairman and CEO of Effective Measure.

Prior to taking the leadership role at Effective Measure, Richard Webb was the CEO of YOOBEE and its parent holding company, Renaissance Corporation-the largest publicly listed Technology and Education company on the New Zealand Stock Exchange.

During his rich career, Richard has held more than 75 company board directorships in 21 countries.

Richard also founded Red Ocean in 2006, a global incubator of interactive media analytics start-ups, of which he is chairman. He has also served as the founding CEO of Australian publicly listed, global interactive communication group Blue Freeway, CEO of Citect and President of Asia Pacific and Latin America of Nielsen, following the trades sale of Red Sheriff to Nielsen.

Peter Dingle - Business Strategy, Marketing Development and Asia Growth, pmd & co., Hong Kong

Peter Dingle - Business Strategy, Marketing Development and Asia Growth, pmd & co., Hong Kong

With senior level experience in building multi-billion dollar brands in Asia, Peter has managed multi-country product and brand campaigns at Intel, social media community development and large scale mobile projects. He has now positioned himself to take on the challenge of growing the startup ecosystem from Hong Kong across Asia by building the bridges between the Innovation offices of corporates and the Founders themselves.

Since joining Nest, Peter has built an ecosystem that connects the startups with corporate giants looking to change internal culture and grow in Asia.

He is an engaging marketer, a technical visionary, a fascinating speaker and a talent to watch out for in times of digital transition.

Peter completed his MBA at the Richard Ivey School of Business Asia and was presented the Ivey Scholar Award for outstanding academic achievement in 2014.

Michael Caruso - Co-Founder & CEO, ClickFacts and Interim President, YouInWeb, USA

Michael Caruso - Co-Founder & CEO, ClickFacts and Interim President, YouInWeb, USA

Michael Caruso is a Co-Founder and CEO of ClickFacts, Inc. and Interim President YouInWeb.

Michael focuses on revenue growth through strategic partnerships and sales.

He is a recognized expert in digital media, having held senior sales and business development positions for leading website companies including: Internet Movie Database (IMDb), theglobe.com (one of the first social media sites), and FortuneCity.com. He co founded the first Sales and Marketing Internet Trade Association in San Francisco (SIASF) dedicated to education and inspiring innovation in digital marketing and advertising.

Michael specializes in sales growth for software, SAAS, digital media, and Ad Tech.

Matthew Bayfield - Managing Director, Parity Group, UK

Matthew Bayfield is the Managing Director of Parity Group.

Most recently, he was CEO and Founder of Field London.

Previous he was Managing Partner at Turn2, a growth agency, specialising in helping the mid-cap market backed by private equity.

As a graduate in psychology, Matthew was always interested in people, this led to wanting to predict and change behaviour. Which, in turn, has led to a career setting up and building insight businesses.

Matthew founded and ran an insight consultancy (Tree) specialising in the applications of psychological theory to behaviour change through marketing. The company grew to over 80 people based in London, Singapore and Kolkata - providing products and professional services to o2, Virgin, Hiscox, Hitachi, Paypal, Skoda and Sony. The company was successfully acquired by Chime PLC in 2010.

Matthew went on to join the Ogilvy and Mather UK Group Board responsible for ensuring that data, and the new data driven economy, were at the heart of customer engagement for the group. As the Head of Data for EMEA, Matthew had a role developing market leading data products and creating the kind of professional services that clients can really build relationships with.

At heart, Matthew is really a failed rock star, having left school at 16 to join a band and tour Europe!

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.

John Zell - SVP, Global Strategic Partnerships, Rubicon Project, USA

John Zell - SVP, Global Strategic Partnerships, Rubicon Project, USA

John Zell is Executive Vice President of Programmatic Strategy & Platform Integration at VivaKi.

His job is to identify, scope and create technological solutions that take programmatic to the next level and drive adoption of the Always On platform throughout Publicis Groupe.

John is based from his home in the Kansas City metro area, where he resides with this wife and two daughters. He is a frequent speaker at industry events, and can often be heard giving credit to his family for providing the human lens that fuels his approach to data and tech.

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.

Forrest Didier - CEO, Apsara Ventures, USA

Forrest Didier - CEO, Apsara Ventures, USA

Forrest Didier is CEO of Apsara Ventures LLC, a global venture company with investment focus in the digital/mobile world of media, advertising, research, gaming, and information services across Asia. Headquartered in Seattle, Apsara works with US and Asian businesses to gain access to capital, develop strategies and identify and negotiate opportunities to bolster international expansion efforts and, in China, partners with Beijing Linden to provide added capabilities.

Mr. Didier is a pioneer in online information services, driving the launch of first-ever internet measurement services in Asia. He has over 25 years of global experience in marketing, media and internet services in a variety of senior roles in Finance, M&A, Strategic Planning and as MD, Nielsen Media Research - Asia Pacific and MD, NetRatings - Asia Pacific Latin America. Mr. Didier sits on the Board of Directors of Singaporean-based STATSIT Pte. Ltd.

Eran Sion - CO-CEO, 2Do! Online Shopper Marketing, Israel

Eran Sion - CO-CEO, 2Do! Online Shopper Marketing, Israel

Eran Sion CO-CEO at 2Do! Online shopper marketing, based in Israel. 2Do! Provides strategic consultancy and project management solutions in the areas of eCommerce, digital shelf, data driven marketing and sales. Among 2Do! clienteles are adidas, Strauss Group, Nestle - Osem, Azrieli Group, Hogla-Kimberly, Paz Group, Teva – Naot, The First International Bank of Israel and more.

Between 2010 - 2015, Eran established and managed the digital and eCommerce division at Hogla-Kimberly Israel and headed Kimerly-Clark’s eCommerce activity in EMEA. Prior to that he managed and supervised major multi-sector accounts in several advertising agencies: TBWA Digital (CEO), McCann Ericson and BBDO.

Eran holds an MBA with marketing specialty from the Inter Disciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzlia, Israel. He is married with three children and lives in Herzlia, Israel.

Bernard Ochs - Co-founder & Board Member, CALAO Finance, France

Bernard Ochs - Co-founder & Board Member, CALAO Finance, France

Bernard is Managing Director and Board Member of CALAO Finance, a venture capital and private equity firm specializing in direct and fund of funds investments focusing on French and European small and medium sized companies. Bernard likewise serves as the Senior Advisor of Normart, which conducts mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and corporate operations for medium to large companies providing finance syndication services (fund raising, PIPEs, asset restructuring) in France, Nordic, Japan and USA.

Bernard founded Esprits d'Entreprises, an association composed exclusively of entrepreneurs and managing directors in medium to large companies in France advancing ideas related to corporate values and entrepreneurship.

Bernard Ochs has a strong interest in the client side of technology, having experienced the fun, the pain and the true rewards of entrepreneurship.

In 1984, Bernard completed his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering at Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG).

Arvind Sethumadhavan - Chief Innovation Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network, Singapore

Arvind Sethumadhavan - Chief Innovation Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network, Singapore

Arvind Sethumadhavan is the Chief Innovation Officer for Dentsu Aegis Network.

Arvind leads the innovation agenda for Dentsu Aegis Network across APAC. He is responsible for identifying scalable initiatives, products and services which enable clients to harness and benefit from the power of new technologies. His role is designed as a catalyst to enable Dentsu Aegis Network teams to move beyond tried and tested boundaries working with smart data, smart technology and smart collaborations in delivering solutions. He has a strong background in digital marketing, social media and marketing analytics. His expertise enables teams to create innovative solutions for clients that deliver tangible long-term business impact.

He has over two decades of professional experience in the diverse landscape of APAC having lived and worked in India, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia and Singapore. Prior to joining DAN, Arvind led the social media monitoring venture JamiQ. Before his foray into social marketing, he led key client relationships at Mindshare focusing on digital marketing initiatives. He has a strong background in ROI analytics having run WPP's GroupM Business Science as regional CEO for APAC.

Arvind currently resides in Singapore with his wife and two children, loves to get on seriously long bike rides when he can and collects pre-war vinyl records of blues artists which shapes his love for the genre.

Alain Sanjaume - Advisor, European Market Entry, UK

Alain Sanjaume - Advisor, European Market Entry, UK

Alain Sanjaume is the Founder and Managing Partner of Singlid, a Consulting company advising CEOs of Adtech, Martech and Big Data startups on their European market entry.

Prior to this, Alain spent 13 years launching and growing 3 adtech startups in Europe: Espotting, the first European advertising search company sold to Miva in 2005; Wunderloop, a behavioural targeting technology pioneer sold to Audience Science in 2010; eXelate, a leading programmatic 3rd-party data exchange and DMP solution sold to Nielsen in 2015.

Alain’s background was Managing Director Europe of large IT and CRM services companies where he spent 12 years. He started his career at Eurosystems; a company sold to 4Front Technologies (Nasdaq) then later sold to NCR (Nyse). During that period Alain supervised 32 due diligence and 8 acquisitions.

Oliver Schiffers - Director Data & AI, Publicis.Sapient, Germany

Oliver Schiffers is Director Data & AI of Publicis.Sapient.

Most recently, he was Director of Data & Analytics at SapientRazorfish, where he lead all continental Europe client work on data strategy for optimizing business and marketing objectives.

Oliver has been in the online marketing and digital analytics industry for more than fifteen years, and can now bridge his background from the vendor, practitioner, consulting and technology areas of the industry. He leveraged data strategy, methods and tools in predictive behavioral targeting, campaign attribution and analytics standards and processes as well as all areas of web, social and digital analysis.

Over the course of Oliver's career, he has built, coached and enabled diverse analytics teams and successfully delivered dozens of projects in leveraging data and analytics as a strategic asset to guide insight and planning. Oliver is a frequent speaker and panellist at industry events and has published several interviews and articles on the subject.

Dan Calladine - Head of Media Futures, Carat Global Management, UK

Dan Calladine - Head of Media Futures, Carat Global Management, UK

Dan Calladine is the Head of Media Futures at Carat Global Management. He has worked within the media industry for over twelve years, tracking online and offline media trends and effectiveness. He has been interviewed in the news media including on BBC Radio 4, the Financial Times, Campaign and the Guardian.

He is an expert on social media, and social media tracking, and also a keen user, being active on YouTube, Twitter & Pinterest.