Jamie Seltzer - Global Managing Director of MarTech & Data Strategy, Havas Media, USA

Jamie Seltzer is the Global Managing Director of MarTech & Data Strategy. In that role, Jamie is responsible for driving Havas Media’s distinctive MarTech, Data & Digital Transformation strategy at a global level as well as developing client strategies and implementation plans.

Prior to this role, Jamie was the US head of DBi, Havas Media’s data and technology consulting group where she provided strategic guidance in the areas of data, analytics and marketing technology to Havas Media and its roster of clients. Jamie’s expertise focuses on how to apply the insights gathered from data to guide clients’ practical business and marketing decisions.

Jamie’s experience began at Avenue A| Razorfish, where she played key roles in managing clients’ digital marketing and measurement efforts and in building business intelligence products and processes. From there, she joined WPP’s Data Alliance, a collaboration of data experts and consultants that help WPP’s top 40 clients turn data into action more quickly by employing a strategic approach to enterprise data.

Prior to joining Havas, Jamie was the Global Data Strategy Lead at Red Fuse Communications, WPP’s integrated marketing team dedicated to the global Colgate Palmolive business.

Evgeny Popov - Global Vice President, Data Solutions, Lotame, USA

Evgeny Popov is the Global Vice President, Data Solutions & International for Lotame, a global marketing technology company that through its leading Data Management Platform (DMP), helps publishers, advertisers and agencies navigate the growing challenge around managing audience data.

Evgeny has more than fifteen years of media advertising, programmatic and advertising technology experience. He has held a number of senior and executive roles for large publishers such as News Corp and NineMSN to programmatic buy side platforms, RadiumOne and Brandscreen.

Evgeny is also the co-founder and senior director of the Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney AdTech MeetUp and previously was involved as a co-chair at IAB Programmatic Committee, and Ad Tech Advisory Council in Sydney.

Matthias Oehler - Chief Data Officer, FDJ-Française des jeux, France

Matthias Oehler is Chief Data Officer at La Française des Jeux (French lottery and sports betting company). By working successively in digital startups, big data software editors and digital agencies, Matthias have a strong experience in data management and valorization in a digital context. He’s now in charge of the entire data management activities covering both defensive and offensive perspectives. He owns the Data Governance office and the IA center of expertise.

Dave Myers - COO & Co-Founder, mParticle, USA

Dave Myers is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of mParticle Inc. Headquartered in NYC, mParticle is the category defining and leading customer data platform (CDP) used by the world’s most valuable consumer brands to connect, protect, and govern customer data across their multiple marketing, analytics, sales, and customer service systems.

Prior to mParticle, Dave led operations for Yahoo!’s $300+ million audience targeting and analytics business. Dave arrived at Yahoo! via Yahoo!’s acquisition of interclick Inc., where as EVP of Operations he served as Company Officer and member of the executive team that scaled the company to a NASDAQ IPO.

Prior to his work with marketing technology and analytics platforms, Dave worked for Microsoft where he planned, developed, and deployed capital markets trading systems, hedge fund analytics systems, and investment research frameworks. Dave graduated from Stanford University and served as an active duty Captain in the US Air Force.

Emily Chen - Director of Marketing Science and Analytics, Intel, USA

Emily Chen, Director of Marketing Science and Analytics of Intel, leads a group of data scientists embedded in Intel’s Marketing organization to formulate analytics and data science solutions to help Marketing and BU groups make informed business decisions.

Prior to Intel, Emily worked for companies such as HSBC, PayPal, Symantec and built various analytics functions including marketing analytics, business analytics, and risk management. 

Emily graduated from Oregon State University with a Master’s degree in Ag and Resource Economics.

Mihkel Jaatma - CEO, Realeyes, UK

Mihkel Jäätma is the co-founder and CEO of Realeyes - a London-based martech company which uses Emotion AI to help brands such as Coca-Cola, Expedia and Mars to maximise the impact of their video advertising.

The Estonian-born entrepreneur is a pioneer in #emotionAI, helping advertisers measure the effectiveness of their video content at scale by teaching computers to measure consumer emotions and attention levels using webcams.

Mihkel co-founded Realeyes in 2007 while studying at Oxford University and is passionate about improving lives by teaching machines to be emotionally intelligent.

Will Koning, PhD - Chief Data Officer, Insights Division, Kantar, New Zealand

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.

Maziar (Maz) Motahari - Vice President of Data Science & Analytics, Samba TV, USA

Maz is the Vice President of Data Science & Analytics at Samba TV, where he helps build the world's best and most diverse source of TV viewership data, enabling advertiser and TV networks  to measure the effectiveness of their TV commercials, increase audience reach, optimize exposure frequencies, and target people based on their TV viewership habits and history.

He has a wide range of experience solving big data problems in various industries including, TV data (Samba TV), social advertisement (Facebook), payments (PayPal), natural catastrophe risk management (RMS), and technical computing (MathWorks). 

Pedro Cosa - VP Data and Consumer Insights EMEA, Turner EMEA, UK

Pedro Cosa is the VP Data and Consumer Insights EMEA of Turner. He oversees the Turner EMEA insights remit including the implementation of a fully cross-platform business intelligence function to support the company’s aggressive expansion of kids and GE branded destinations across all parts of the digital ecosystem.  He also collaborates closely with the international CNN data insights function to maximise all insights across all of Turner’s brands and consumers.

Additionally, Pedro contributes at a Turner International level to data strategy and data management platform development.

Pedro joined Turner in September 2016 from Channel 4, where he was Deputy Head of Viewer Insights and Analytics. Prior to joining Channel 4 in 2012, Cosa’s career includes nine years at Vodafone, where he was most recently Global Principal of Consumer Insights and Planning. 

He holds a BA (Hons) in Economics and Business Studies from the University of Valencia as well as a number of higher education business qualifications, most recently a Masters in Business Administration from Henley Management College, UK.

Hong Jin - Chief Science Officer, Analytic Partners, USA

Hong Jin is the Chief Science Officer of Analytic Partners, where he oversees global Research & Development initiatives including Advanced Analytics, Methodology and Software Development.

Hong has more than 20 years of experience in marketing analytics solution design and deployment, including marketing mix modeling, multi-touch attribution, CRM analytics, predictive modeling, optimization, etc.

Prior to Analytic Partners, Hong held various leadership positions in both corporate and consulting environments across multiple industries.

Hong has a Bachelor degree in International Economics and a Master degree of Project Evaluation from Nankai University in Tianjin, China, a Master degree of Economics from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. degree in Transportation Planning and Optimization from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Phil Geyskens - Commercial Lead, Brand & Marketing ROI, Kantar, USA

Philippe (Phil) Geyskens is the Commercial Lead, Brand & Marketing ROI of Kantar.

Most recently, he was Global Analytics Lead of Ebiquity. 

Before joining Ebiquity, Phil was the EVP and Managing Director, Data & Analytics at Starcom, where lead a 50-person team in harnesses "big data", extracting insights that bring experiences to life, and optimizing investments to achieve desired business outcomes. Prior to Starcom, he served as SVP of Analytics at Hill Holliday where he used behavioral data, surveys, and social signals to define and optimize ad campaigns for Dunkin Donuts and Liberty Mutual, among others.

A digital expert, Philippe brings over 20 years of experience leading analytic teams across quantitative marketing consulting projects for Fortune 500 companies, including American Express, Allstate, and General Motors.

He received his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the K.U.Leuven in Belgium. He was also awarded the Belgian Government Medal for the Performing Arts (for classical guitar).

Olivier Maugain - Corporate Analytics & Digital Technology Lead, Henkel, Netherlands

Olivier Maugain is the Corporate Analytics & Digital Technology Lead for Henkel.

A French citizen born in The Netherlands, he grew up in Germany and studied Business Administration in Switzerland and Hungary, graduating from the University of St. Gallen. He has been in China for 13 years.

Prior to his involvement in media and advertising, he was Director at Deloitte China. As co-founder and former CEO of SPSS Inc.’s (now IBM) master distributor in China, he is one of the pioneers on the Chinese analytics scene.

Olivier is not only familiar with the technical aspects of business analytics and predictive modelling, but he has also been involved in engagements concerning strategy and change management, accompanying clients on their path to the insights-driven enterprise.

Yannis Kotziagkiaouridis - Global Chief Analytics Officer, Wunderman Thomspon Data, USA

Yannis Kotziagkiaouridis is the Global Chief Analytics Officer at Wunderman, a leading global digital agency. He has based his 20-year career on the fundamental principle that data can help brands build stronger relationships with people. As Wunderman’s Global Chief Analytics Officer, he uses this belief to enable brands to behave and communicate like humans—through listening, learning and understanding, earning trust and cultivating relationships.

Prior to joining Wunderman, Yannis was Vice President of CRM Analytics and Strategy at Merkle, Inc. His vertical industry experience includes insurance, healthcare, financial services, retail banking, and B2B. Before joining Merkle, he was Vice President of Analytics Strategy at TPG Direct, part of Omnicom Group.

Yannis holds a Business Economics degree from Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece, an MBA from the University of New Haven, and a Post-Master’s in Quantitative Analysis from Drexel University.

Yannis currently lives in diverse and cosmopolitan Dallas with his partner Paul, their two boys Luka and Niko and their cocker spaniel named Kong. When he is not traveling around the world connecting talent and evangelizing driving empathy with data, he spends time mentoring entrepreneurs in the fields of A.I. and Big Data.

Harpreet Kaintel - Head of Analytics & Insight Practice-Asia Pacific, Publicis Media, Singapore

Harpreet Kaintel - Head of Analytics & Insight Practice-Asia Pacific, Publicis Media, Singapore

Harpreet Kaintel is the Chief Information Officer for ZenithOptimedia Asia Pacific. He leads ZO’s Data and Analytics practice (Data Sciences) across APAC region with a central COE team in Singapore and distributed team of data scientists and engineers across 5 markets. This team develops and delivers analytics solutions for key ZO clients apart from a roster of direct clients. Data Sciences product offering spans ‘econometrics for Market Mix Modelling’ to ‘machine learning digital attribution solutions’.

Harpreet recently graduated from Stern School of Business – completing his M.Sc. in Business Analytics. In previous roles at Zenith Harpreet has led the strategy in APAC and managed P&L for Singapore market.

Harpreet is an engineering graduate and has a M.Tech in Management and Systems from IIT-Delhi previously. He has been part of ZenithOptimedia for last 15 years.

Scott Neville - CSO, IPONWEB, UK

Scott is highly strategic Marketing & Technology executive with more than 20 years experience in all aspects of the digital marketing space. Scott’s career parallels the growth of the digital industry where he has worked extensively with leading global brands, agencies, technology and digital start-ups to bring a broad range of visions to successful reality.

As Chief Strategy Officer for IPONWEB - an AI, data and engineering company focused on the programmatic and real-time advertising technology & infrastructure space - Scott is responsible for shaping the future positioning, growth and expansion of the business.

Currently based in London but with extensive experience living, working and traveling globally, particularly in Asia. Scott has also written / taught online marketing certification at the university level.

Wes Chaar, PhD - Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Catalina, USA

Wes Chaar is the Chief Data & Analytics Officer of Catalina.

Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Analytics, Data and Decision Sciences at Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Wes attained his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. He has more than 20 years of expertise in the Analytics, Data and Decision Sciences fields. He has applied his skills to work on various Revenue Management, Pricing, Channel Distribution, Consumer Choice Modeling, Scheduling, CRM and other problems.

He has published in various journals and proceedings (e.g. IEEE Transactions, M&SOM, AAS, etc.) and presented at various conferences. His work experience covers the Airlines, Hospitality, Online Retail and Mediasectors, where he held various research, consulting, management and leadership positions. 

He is a member of IEEE, INFORMS and I-COM, where he serves as a board member.