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Jacques Colle is a top-performing Enterprise Architect with extensive experience in Information Technology. He is highly skilled in evaluating existing systems and programs to identify inefficiencies and redundancies, implementing innovative solutions to optimize workflow and streamline operations.
Jacques leverage his extensive knowledge of cloud and data systems to establish architecture for enhanced communication, information exchanges and innovation. He has a proven ability in overseeing all facets of project lifecycle from inception to completion, directing cross-functional teams and allocating resources for adherence to established timelines and budgetary guidelines.
Jacques is bilingual in French and Dutch with proficiency in English and basic Spanish skills.
Kasper Skou began his career as a Management Consultant before joining the semantic search engine company Speed of Mind as CEO.
After earning his MBA at INSEAD, he joined European behavioral targeting company Wunderloop as Chief Product Officer.
In 2010, Kasper founded Semasio with former Speed of Mind colleague Thomas Rask Thomsen. Together they leveraged their shared experience to create a new paradigm in data-driven marketing: semantic behavioral targeting.
As CTO, Terri Sage oversees global technology and development and leads innovation for the company’s proprietary platform, GPS Enterprise.
Terri brings over 30 years of experience in a variety of roles, across companies such as Raytheon, SAIC, and McGraw-Hill Education. She has helped companies focus on analytics and establish agile methodologies, while connecting IT with the development organization to streamline operations.
Terri holds a BS in Computer Science and a MS in Systems Engineering from George Mason University, as well as a Ph.D. in Business from Capella University.
Rob Key is founder and CEO of Converseon, the leading AI powered technology and consulting firm for social analytics.
For over a decade, Converseon has been well recognized as an industry leader in separating signals from the social (and VoC) noise and accelerating insights through its proprietary machine learning platform, Conversus.AI -- named Dataweek'sTop Innovator in Social Data Mining.
Previously, Rob was head of the Innovations Group at a division of Y&R and member of the WPP.com board.
Converseon provides its platform, machine learning models and insights consulting on a global basis to many of the most innovative brands around the world.
Michael Sheng is the Co-Founder and main technology driver at DoGood Media. He is responsible for the design and implementation of the cloud-based, distributed architecture for DGM's web properties, mobile apps, linear TV, and connected TV assets. As one of the earliest participants in Microsoft's BizSpark Sponsorship program, Michael has created a global platform that has delivered over 5 billion videos to hundreds of millions of users.
Previous, Michael Co-Founded FavGames (exited 2007), an early virtual-currency platform.
Michael holds degrees in bioengineering (BS University of Illinois, MS University of Michigan), and an MBA with honors (University of Chicago, Booth). In his spare time, Michaelloves playing with his three children, playing tennis, and swimming.
Arthur Coleman is the former General Manager for Acxiom Research, Acxiom’s R&D division, where is responsible for identifying new technologies that can disrupt Acxiom’s business and develop new products and businesses to allow Acxiom to thrive amongst the discontinuous change such technologies create. His teams work on products using technologies as far ranging as natural language processing, data fingerprinting, blockchain, self-sovereign identity, and personal data vaults for next-generation consumer privacy.
Prior to his current role, Arthur was one of the leaders of the data science team at Acxiom, where delivered several products based on predictive analytics, including cross-channel attribution and cross-channel device identification.
Prior to this, he held roles as Chief Scientist for 4INFO, a mobile advertising network and was VP Analytics for Glu Mobile.
He has a BA and joint MBA/MS (Robotics) from Stanford University.
In his spare time, Arthur is an avid cyclist and adventure racer.
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.
Sam Klingner is helping to build and segment one of the largest consumer databases in Germany for Hubert Burda Media’s inland publishing division. As the Product Manager – Data & Analytics for this project he is responsible for delivering insights and models that enable quick development and effective marketing of new products to these target audiences.
His background as an entrepreneur and consultant in the engineering software, Oil & Gas and online marketing industries support his ability to turn ideas into reliable software and organisational processes that support growth and further innovation. As a lifelong learner, he aims to continually learn about new fields, concepts and developments in a wide array of disciplines including technology, science and mathematics.
Sam holds a Masters in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College and an MBA from Melbourne Business School.
Niel Bornman is the Global Chief Data Strategy Officer of Dentsu Aegis Network, where is focussing on developing big data products for one of the worlds’ largest media conglomerates.
Niel has 20 years’ experience in marketing, digital marketing, analytics and business management.
Dr. Samuel C. Franklin is an experienced Big Data analytics leader with expertise in statistics, machine learning, and consumer psychology. Samuel earned his B.S.B.A. in Finance from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and continued on to Columbia University where he earned an M.A., M.Phil., and PhD.
As Vice President of Data Science, Samuel leads a talented team of analytics professionals developing advanced solutions for Fortune 500 clients at 360i.
Prior to joining 360i, Sam served as a Principal Analytical Lead for Retail at Google, and he was awarded a Presidential Management Fellowship with the U.S. Treasury Department.
Outside the office Sam teaches graduate and executive education seminars on data science for both Emory University and Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Humane Society and is active in Atlanta’s technology start-up community.
John Gim is the SVP, Marketing Sciences at RAPP, where he leads a diverse and seasoned team of data scientists who focus on creating efficient modeling suites that act as a backbone for complex targeting and as a driver of strategic insight.
Previously he has held lead roles at Epsilon and TBWA\Chiat\Day.
Over his career, John has produced measurably effective, award-winning work by leveraging a wide-ranging background across analytics, technology, and data. In addition to producing highly effective modeling solutions, John is able to leverage his experience across verticals and research sectors to bring solutions to market rapidly by iterating off of known best-practice or method.
John’s passion for data science is also evidenced in his active role in the local data science community as well as RAPP’s Global Consumer Trust council.
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.
Ralph Wirth is Director, Digital Innovation Hub at Schaeffler.
Previously, he was VP Technology, Sales Effectiveness at SUPERCRUNCH by GfK. In this role, he proved that leading a big, cross-functional team of cutting-edge IT and data science experts does not necessarily require you to be a total nerd best hidden behind his computer.
While being an award-winning author of numerous methodological publications, his educational roots in Business Administration and Economics explain why he puts a strong emphasis on developed analytics solutions being understandable and providing genuine business value.
Prior to his current position, Ralph held different roles in Marketing & Data Science and innovation management and finished a PHD in the area of choice modeling.
Amelia Waddington, Direct or Product UK for LiveRamp, leads the teams responsible for development of identity and data science features for LiveRamp in the UK.
Previously, Amelia has held various roles specialising in incorporating machine learning techniques into simple tools that can be used by marketers and brands to improve and optimise performance.
Will Koning leads the Data Science team within Kantar New Zealand and is responsible for big data analytics and data-driven strategy consulting. He is a trusted advisor to the World’s leading companies and government departments, helping deliver improved performance through better understanding of their customers and stakeholders.
Prior to Kantar Insight, Will was Chief Research Officer for Kantar Media Audiences with global responsibility for Hybrid Audience Measurement Solutions, and prior to this a Partner and Head of the London office for a leading boutique strategy consultancy.
His career highlights include:
- His team being awarded the I-COM Data Creativity Award for Video along with their Dutch client SKO
- Leading engagements advising a major pharmaceutical company on (data-driven) strategy and tactics for the launch of a new drug in their largest market across multiple indications
- Making the cover of Nature, the World’s leading scientific journal, for his scientific research.
Will holds a PhD in the mathematical modelling of biological complexity from University College London.
Subhasish Misra is Data Scientist at Walmart Labs, Bangalore. He’s currently leading a group of talented statisticians working on harnessing diverse data sources to create scalable statistical/machine learning based solutions for customer analytics (and previously for assortment optimization).
With 10+ years of advanced analytics experience, Subhasish has previously worked at Hewlett Packard Co, WPP & Aon and consulted for many Fortune 500 clients across multiple geographies.
He has a marketing analytics patent on using Bayesian hierarchical models for customer re-purchase propensity forecasting and has written thought papers and delivered conference talks on data science related topics. His major interest areas are market response models, time series forecasting & CRM analytics.
Subhasish holds a M.A in Economics from Delhi School of Economics, where econometrics was one of his focus areas.
Neal Richter manages the Rakuten Marketing global technology team responsible for building high-scale web systems, data-mining algorithms and data-visualization products. The teams’s goal is to create relevant and effective data-driven products to drive significant bottom line and client value. Neal also oversees the data science team, responsible for the integration of data and platform learning via AI and machine learning.
Prior to Rakuten Marketing, Neal worked as a consultant at Hebbian Labs, where he oversaw data science and engineering issues for both startups and large companies. He was a major contributor to the development of the OpenRTB protocol and associated standards within the IAB Tech Lab. Neal was recently the CTO/Chief Scientist at the Rubicon Project, a pioneer in automated advertising, and RightNow Tech a CRM vendor.
Neal holds ten patents and has published more than fifteen academic papers.
Alexander Czernay is the Senior Principal for Namics.
Most recently, he was the Principal Insights and Data Consulting at Capgemini Consulting, where he lead a team of data scientists and business consultants focused on the marketing aspects of digital transformation. He is responsible for building omni-channel strategies that support the undelying business model and enable 1:1-marketing that guides customers along their journey with the brand.
Previously, Alexander has been with Razorfish as Head of Business Intelligence and Member of the Board, while also serving as a Member of the Global Data Science Practice Leadership Team at Publicis.Sapient. He built the German BI practice into a Center of Excellence, supporting the European agencies in the Publicis network. His team of data scientists successfully built award winning projects like UBS Planet Art (ubs.com/planetart) that purposefully integrated data sciences as the core of the overall experience.
Before Razorfish Alexander led tech teams and build the Analytics practice at the German digital agency SinnerSchrader. He manifested his entrepreneurial spirits building the digital music distribution platform deeep.net and the mobile marketing platform SBOW.
James Dutton is the Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific of Traffic Guard.
Most recently, James was Managing Director APAC of Tech Mpire.
Previously, he was the Asia Pacific Managing Director at Resolution Media, an Omnicom Media Group company.
Based in Singapore, James has over 19 years’ experience in consulting and digital marketing, creating highly successful data driven and insightful digital campaign programmes for major brands across Asia, North America and Europe across leading digital agencies.
Prior to Resolution, James was the APAC Principal Consultant for POSSIBLE, a WPP digital agency leading a team of marketing consultants across digital disciplines including strategy, user experience and analytics.
James is a well-connected and respected digital marketing strategy consultant with a rare combination of analytical and creative strengths. He holds a degree and post-graduate diploma from Newcastle University where he studied Urban Planning. A foodie who loves his sous vide machine, James cooks regularly for his wife and energetic 2 young boys.