Martyn Bentley - Commercial Director, AudienceProject, UK

Martyn Bentley is AudienceProject’s Commercial Director in the UK. From previous positions, Martyn brings a wealth of programmatic, data and cross-media experience to his role leading AudienceProject in the UK market.

As a well-respected thought-leader, Martyn has previously run commercial and regional teams for Prohaska Consulting, Rubicon Project, Chango, Microsoft, Disney, MTV and others.

As Commercial Director UK, Martyn is scaling up the already solid UK base, and energetically working with AudienceProject’s publisher and buy-side clients, ensuring they extract the most value possible from its transparent approach to audience creation and verification.

Diane Leung - Principal of Analytics Innovation, Altman Vilandrie & Co., USA

Diane Leung is a strategic business leader who excels at capturing data science and analytics opportunities. She has deep technical expertise and has spent her entire career focused on harnessing value from data and analytics.

Diane is a Principal at Altman Vilandrie & Co., a 120-person strategy consulting firm, where she partners with clients in the Telecom, Media, and Technology industries to provide expert advice on corporate strategy, detailed operational and go-to-market analysis, planning, and execution guidance. She leads the Analytics Innovation team which is responsible for developing unique data assets and building an innovative suite of advanced analytical solutions leveraging the latest emerging technologies to help clients execute their business strategy.

Diane holds a Master’s of Science degree in Marketing Science from Columbia Business School. She also received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Economics from Wellesley College where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with national honors in Economics.

Ryan King - Managing Director, Innovation, Samba TV, USA

Ryan King is the Managing Director, Innovation of Samba TV, based in San Francisco. 

With over 14 years of experience in marketing measurement, he has actively and successfully immersed himself in designing and developing cross media advertising measurement tools to enhance marketing for clients across many industries. 

Prior to Samba TV, Ryan was a Senior Account Manager at Factor TG covering all aspects of the research process from implementation to reporting, before becoming the Director of Market Research at InsightExpress, and later the Vice President of Ipsos ASI, managing product development for new advertising research tools and designing and managing digital and cross media measurement products. 

He is a recipient of the Great Minds: Rising Star Award from The Advertising Research Foundation (ARF) and holds a B.S. in Marketing from California State University Sacramento. 

Chandos Quill - SVP/General Manager, ALC, San Juan Capistrano USA

Chandos Quill is the SVP/General Manager of ALC.

Chandos Quill has over 16 years of experience in the marketing services industry.  Most recently, Chandos was part of Acxiom Corporation as Vice President, Global Data and Strategic Partnerships where she was 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.

Steve Latham - Global Head of Analytics, Flashtalking, USA

Steve Latham is the Global Head of Analytics at Flashtalking.
For 15 years, Steve has been a thought leader and expert practitioner in planning, executing and measuring digital media campaigns. After selling his digital media agency in 2010, Steve launched Encore Media Metrics to pioneer a new category for attribution and advanced analytics.  Encore was acquired by Flashtalking in 2015 and now provides data-driven insights for leading brands and agencies around the globe.  In his current role, Steve oversees product, sales, marketing and account services for Flashtalking’s analytics group.
Since 2010, Steve and his team have helped 100+ brands and agencies measure and optimize digital media.  Encore’s insights have saved clients millions in wasted spend while generating significant improvements in ROI.  Steve is a contributing author and industry speaker on all things ad-tech with an MBA from Harvard and a prior background in software, consulting and finance.

Rick van Yperen - Senior Manager, Global Analytics & Digital Insights Refreshments, Unilever, UK

Rick van Yperen is the Senior Manager for the Global Analytics & Digital Insights Refreshments at Unilever.

Currently he is responsible for the global market insights and social listening team on the Refreshments category working with brands like Lipton, Magnum, Ben & Jerry’s and Wall’s, while attending the executive MBA on the London Business School.

After receiving his MSc in Econometrics, Rick has worked already for 6+ years in the analytics department within Unilever. During these years, he has tapped into several aspects of analytics like advanced analytics, market insights, media analytics and social and digital and he has been involved from the start in the setup of Unilever’s People Data Centre’s, a ground breaking initiative to create an integrated, analytics lead, insight engine.

Eric Weaver - CEO & Co-Founder, Transparent Path, USA

Eric Weaver, a digital marketing veteran who has spent 27 years creating digital advertising, content and experiences for large US and global brands. is the CEO & Co-Founder of Transparent Path.

Previously, he was VP of Communication & Marketing Solutions for Xerox, where oversaw the company’s digital marketing services practice, focused on providing US Xerox clients with content marketing, marketing automation and customer experience advisory services.

Before to his role at Xerox, Weaver held roles in both advertising agencies and management consultancies — roles such as ad agency CEO, VP of business strategy, and creative director. Over the years, he has counseled both large corporate clients and governmental agencies in the areas of competitive advantage, customer experience, and digital transformation. Weaver has guided over 80 household brands, including Amazon, BMW, the Bill Clinton Administration, eBay, Ford, General Electric, HP, Kraft Foods, the Mayo Clinic, Microsoft, Starbucks, T-Mobile, and the US Department of Commerce.

Weaver has been twice recognized as one of the Top 50 Marketing Thought Leaders Over 50 by Brand Republic, and has been quoted in AdAge, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune, Hoover’s, Inc. Magazine, MediaWeek, the Seattle Times, and the Washington Post. He speaks globally on digital marketing, internal transformation, and marketing ethics. Weaver gives back to the marketing profession as a guest lecturer for the University of California at Berkeley, Pepperdine, Dublin City University and others. 

Eric is a summa cum laude business graduate of Xavier University, and splits his time between New York and Seattle.

Eric Litman - CEO and Founder, aescape, USA

Eric is the SVP Mobile Worldwide for GroupM, the world’s largest media investment group. He came to GroupM through their acquisition of mobile advertising measurement company Medialets, where he was the company’s founder and CEO, and where he still serves as Chairman. He is a pioneer of the Internet’s commercialization, and as a co-founder of Proxicom, helped to build one of the first, largest, and most successful publicly traded interactive agencies.

Prior to Medialets, Eric most recently served as Managing Director of WashingtonVC, an early-stage venture capital fund and incubator. Previously he was the founder and CEO of Viaduct Technologies, a global Internet and mobile interactive agency. He was also instrumental in building digitalNATION, a world leading web hosting and services provider, from its launch through its $100m acquisition by Verio Internet/NTT (NYSE: NTT).

Eric began his career with technical and software engineering positions at Genie, a pre-Internet online service provider, and at NeXT Computer.

Dan Eggleston - SVP Strategic Account Management, MMA / Ipsos, USA

Dan Eggleston - SVP Strategic Account Management, MMA / Ipsos, USA

Dan Eggleston is the SVP, Account Management & Analytics at Marketing Management Analytics (MMA).

Dan has advised executives at some of the world's largest companies, applying his mix of broad analytics experiences and creative problem solving to address various marketing and business performance challenges.

Working with MMA since 2001, he has led project teams for clients that span across many industries including: Retail, E-commerce, CPG, Financial Services, Entertainment, Durables, Travel, and Healthcare. He has a depth of experience in delivering projects across a range of advanced analytic solutions, including: Marketing Mix, Digital Analytics, Brand Equity Modeling, Forecasting, Pricing, Product Assortment and Market Structure analysis.

Dan's contributions have been featured in publications such as Online Marketing Daily (MediaPost) and iMedia Connection and he has spoken at a number of industry events such as the ANA and OMMA Global about cross-media interaction measurement and improved attribution methods.

Christian Bachem - Managing Director, Musiol Oldigs Meyer Markendienst, Germany

Christian Bachem is Managing Director of Musiol Oldigs Meyer Markendienst.

Previously, he was the Managing Partner at .companion, a strategy consultancy for marketing management based in Berlin. Within the last three years, .companion was hired by two thirds of the DAX 30 corporations.

Since 2004, Christian also acts as Managing Director for the Web Excellence Forum (WebXF), an initiative for the proliferation of online communication standards.

Christian has 20 years of hands-on experience in online marketing, making him a pioneer in this field and a widely known expert in Germany.

From 1996 to 1997, Christian served on a steering group of IVW (the German ABC) that defined “Visits” and “PageImpressions” as the currency for online media in Germany.

In 2011, Christian moderated the working group “Media Convergence” of AG.MA the joint industry committee for media measurement in Germany.

Christian holds a Doctorate (1994) and a Master of Arts in Communication Science from FU Berlin (1991) and a B.A. from Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz (1987).

Chetan Murthy - Global Head of Strategy, Vizeum, UK

Chetan Murthy - Global Head of Strategy, Vizeum, UK

Chetan Murthy is the Global Head of Strategy at Vizeum. He has 12 years of experience in marketing working in UK, APAC and Global strategy roles at media, digital and creative agencies.


Chetan began his career in the UK working on government planning assignments at Carat before moving to MEC to continue to work on government behaviour change campaigns such as the Department of Health’s anti-smoking initiative and clients such as Nintendo, Bupa, Danone and J&J. After completing the IPA Excellence Diploma in London he then moved to Hong Kong to lead creative strategic planning across APAC for Colgate-Palmolive at WPP agency Red Fuse before returning to the UK to become Vizeum’s Global Head of Strategy in 2014.

Brian Golbere - SVP Technology, TV Solutions Group, IPONWEB, USA

Brian Golbere is the SVP Technology, TV Solutions Group at IPONWEB in North America. He works with the business development, technology and client services teams to develop strategic customer relationships, establish the architectural design, strategies and deployment plans from pre-sales qualification to post sales delivery.

He has established a proven record leading the build and deployment of large-scale, high volume computational advertising, machine learning, search and personalization platforms. Having worked with a range of companies, from early stage startups to the Fortune 100 and as an entrepreneur himself, Brian has a wealth of practical experience in growing a business and understanding the challenges faced in bringing a product to market.

Brian holds patents related to concept identification, data mining, search and managing unstructured data.

Benedikt Köhler - CEO & Founder, DataLion, Germany

Benedikt Köhler is Founder & CEO of the Munich-based data storytelling and visualization company DataLion.

Benedikt Köhler studied sociology, anthropology and psychology in Munich, where he received his PhD in 2006. After founding a mobile web start-up in the late 1990s, he worked as a consultant for various Internet and media companies.

In 2008 he co-founded the Social Media Association, the first trade association for social media in Germany. 2009, he joined social media intelligence company ethority. As Chief Operating Officer, he has been responsible for all operative business in Germany and abroad. In 2012, he became Director Data & Innovation at the media research company d.core.

In January 2010, he co-wrote the “Slow Media Manifesto” on sustainable media. The manifesto has sparked a worldwide movement and has been translated in 15 languages. Benedikt is blogging about Big Data and information visualization at beautifuldata.net

Anne van Merkensteijn - E-Commerce, CRM and Corporate Marketing Director, Miroglio Fashion, Italy

Anne is a skilled brand builder with national and international business experience in vastly diverse realities: 20 years as a marketer at Procter & Gamble, and more recently Italian, family-owned retail brands focusing on fashion and cosmetics.    

She is currently Brand Director for Fiorella Rubino in Miroglio Fashion, leading the design and operations of the brand with direct responsibility for marketing, product development and a retail network of 200+ stores.  Previously, she was the global communication and digital director for Kiko Milano Cosmetics at Percassi.
She has held brand management roles at global, regional and local levels, with specific experience in fashion, beauty (cosmetics, hair), petcare, retailer marketing and e-commerce.  She has in-depth experience in media and communications, brand PR and social, and has been actively leveraging the digital marketing space since 2006.

American by birth, European by choice, Anne is a native English speaker also fluent in Italian and French. She holds a university degree from Columbia College in NY and a Master in Marketing and Corporate Communication. She is married and is the proud mother of three children. 

Anke Weber - Managing Director, AGF Videoforschung, Germany

Anke Weber is Managing Director at AGF (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Fernsehforschung) since 1996. AGF is the German Joint Industry Committee for audiovisual research in Germany, delivering the German media market the standards for daily TV data. Anke oversees the budget for the TV and Streaming research of AGF and manages all internal and external business relations of AGF. She is highly engaged in the process of developing standards for the convergence of TV and online and mobile-videostreaming.

Anke holds a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Media Studies, Political Science and Law. She started her professional career at Sat.1 (private German TV station) where she had different positions in the Sales & Services and Market Research Department.

Alexander Schott - Director Digital, AdTech Factory, Germany

Alexander Schott is Director Digital of AdTech Factory.

Previously he was the Managing Director at media sales house Media Group One, which has been acquired by Yahoo beginning of this year. Besides that, he is bringing ad operations specialists from publishers and agencies together at the Admanagerforum.

Alexander Schott has enjoyed a career in online marketing since 1995 and is recognised as an expert in the field. He founded the task force “Ad Technology Standards“ within the German Federal Association for Digital Business (BVDW) and has been involved in AGOF and IAB Europe.

Before joining media sales house Media Group One in June 2009, Schott’s tenures included Head of Technical Operations at United Internet Media, Unit Manager Ad Technology at AOL Germany and Head of Ad Management & Disposition at SevenOne Interactive.

Alexander Dahl - Head of Digital Analytics, Gjensidige, Norway

Alexander is the Head of Digital Analytics at Gjensidige Forsikring ASA, the largest insurance company in Norway. The firm is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, and has subsidiaries in Denmark, Sweden and the Baltics. Gjensidiges vision is to be the insurance company that understands the customer best and cares the most.

At Gjensidige, Alexander is responsible for the development of the firms department for analysis and use of digital data, as well as technical capabilities and strategy.

Alexander describes himself as a mix of corporate strategist, analyst and technologist, enabling him to turn data into something amazing.

Before joining Gjensidige in February 2018, he could look back at more than 10 years of experience from telecommunications, retail and consulting where he headed change management and digitalization projects, development of applied analytics capabilities and strategies for analytics and artificial intelligence.

Alison Lohse - President, Fresh Alchemy, USA

Alison Lohse is the President of Fresh Alchemy.

Alison spent the last 18 years focused on digital strategy for a number of Fortune 100 companies across many industries including telecom, retail, travel, B2B, CPG and tech.

Her expertise and focus on data driven innovation, advanced analytics, media planning and optimization lends her a unique ability to drive strategies that scale brands helping them reach a wider audience. Cutting her teeth on digital starting in 2000, she worked across the interactive media practices at Starcom IP, then Avenue A, Razorfish and SMG with a focus on sophisticated media buying through analytics and optimization. Before founding Conversion Logic, Alison was a VP at Visual IQ.

Alison earned a MA from the University of Manchester (UK) and holds a degree in art history from Lawrence University.

Koichiro "Cory" Kondo - Chief Data Scientist, Amnet for Dentsu Aegis Network, UK

Koichiro Kondo is a Data Scientist from Global Data Team of Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN).

He joined DAN in 2010 and has been responsible for several data products in DAN and digital transformation consulting for Japanese top clients. His experience is spread out across copywriting, creative work, programmatic advertising, machine learning and cloud computing.

He started working at the London office in 2016 as Global Chief Data Scientist. He has been in charge of developing an innovative data product with his various expertise.