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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.

Aude Perdriel-Vaissiere - COO / Partner, Reveal, France

Aude Perdriel-Vaissière is COO & Partner of Reveal

Most recently, she was Deputy Managing Director of Publicis Media.

Prior to joining Starcom, Aude was Head of Programmatic and Data at l’Express.

Aude comes from IT company. She spent 7 years at Apple, where she was consecutively Sales Manager and launch the iPod as Product Manager. Then 3 years at Microsoft in MSN BU where she was Mobile Business Manager. In 2007 she decided to create her own company on mobile advertising.

Entrepreneurship, innovative markets and business transfomation are the key pillars of her mindset.

Aude is a graduate in Marketing and Sales from IAE La Sorbonne.

Nick Jones - Managing Partner and Founder, Galavanise, UK

Nick Jones is the Managing Partner and Founder of Galavanise.    

Nick’s career in digital marketing began in 2001 when he joined the launch team at paid search pioneer Goto.com. Nick held senior client service and strategic positions at Goto/Overture before and after its sale to Yahoo!

Deciding to move back into an entrepreneurial business, Nick joined I Spy as Managing Director in January 2006. Over the subsequent 5 years Nick led I Spy’s growth and established it as one of the UK’s leading independent digital marketing agencies with data and analytics at the heart of the business. I Spy was one of the launch partners for Google Analytics Premium in the UK. I Spy was sold to Aegis Media in 2012.

In the last 4 years Nick has invested and mentored a number of businesses in the data and marketing technology space including Aquila Insight, Phrasee.co, Appsumer.io. Adimo.co and Whichit.

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. 
 

Per Siljubergsasen - Managing Partner/Founder, Embryonical Ventures, Norway

Per Siljubergsasen - Managing Partner/Founder, Embryonical Ventures, Norway

Per Siljubergsåsen is a Norwegian technology entrepreneur. He is currently the founder and managing partner of Embryonical AS, a holding company focusing on startup mentoring and seed/early stage investments.

Per was principal founder of one of Scandinavia’s earliest Internet consultancies Mogul Media AS back in 1994, later to be merged and listed as Mogul.com Group AB on the Stockholm Stock Exchange in 2000. In 1998, he founded Zoomit AS that merged with Kelkoo SA in 2000 to become Europe’s leading shopping comparison search engine and Europe's third largest e-commerce site. Kelkoo was sold to Yahoo Inc. in 2004. That same year, he co-founded Attentio SA in Belgium, a social media monitoring and analytics firm. Attentio was acquired by Progressive Media Group Ltd in 2012.

Per has special interest for search & text analytics, machine learning and big data visualisation techniques. Throughout his career he has been directly involved in service and user experience design. At Attentio, he invented novel techniques for data visualisation such as automated sentiment tracking and the patent pending Attentio Brand Maps. He has a computer science degree from University of Oslo and holds an MBA from Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School in Belgium.

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.

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.

Joshua Koran - Managing Director, DMP, Sizmek, USA

Joshua Koran is currently Sizmek’s Managing Director for their data enablement product line.

Joshua is a true pioneer in digital marketing, behavioral targeting, data marketplaces and data management platforms with nearly 20 years’ experience in these domains. AdWeek recently recognized his contributions to this field, in which he holds 22 patents, by naming him one of the top innovators in the space.

Among his many accomplishments, he designed the industry’s first predictive behavioral targeting platform, the first data marketplace ad network, and the first three-screen (TV, mobile, display) behavioral profiling platform. Over the course of his international career, he has lead product, engineering, data science, user experience, business development, and commercialization teams in companies such as Turn, AT&T, Yahoo!, and ValueClick. Through his digital consultancy he has helped nearly two dozen other digital advertising companies improve their understanding and monetization of online data.

Joshua holds B.A. from Boston College, J.D. Law from U.C. Hastings College of the Law and M.B.A. from Oxford University.