Laurent Nicolas - Founder and President, Point Nemo, France

Laurent Nicolas is an entrepreneur and 20-year veteran of online analytics and adtech. He co-invented the ad-viewability measurement in 2007 and, back in 1998, developed NetValue's audience measurement system which is today used for Nielsen's online panels.

Laurent co-founded Alenty in 2007, the first and leading specialist in ad-viewability, and served as CEO of the company until its acquisition by AppNexus in 2014. Than he served as Vice-President Product and Strategic Market Development of AppNexus until the end of 2018.

In 2018, he founded Point Nemo, which focuses on investment and coaching for start-ups, along with consulting in his area of expertise.

Laurent graduated as an engineer from ParisTech-ENSTA in 1994 and received an MBA from ESCP-Europe in 2005.

Christophe Swaelus - Partner/Program Manager, Orange, Belgium

Christophe Swaelus started his career as Country Manager in an online marketing agency in Spain where he drove best value out of online marketing campaigns. Afterwards, he spent multiple years in project management in banking and telecom sectors.

Currently, Christophe is leading key strategic projects at Orange and is driven by the relation between needs and solutions, talents and perspectives, ideas and incubators , and values and sense.

His motivation comes with the optimization of the underlying added value of connections to unleash the full potential of ideas and persons.

Christophe is business engineer graduate and has a master in international management. Also, he’s a PMP certified by Project Management Institute.

Laura Lewellyn - VP of Data Strategy and Partnerships, Dynata, USA

Laura Lewellyn has focused her career on helping to bridge the gap between consumer insights and big data, working with companies to imagine new, and rapidly scale, nascent business lines.

Prior to her role as VP Data Products and Partnerships of Dynata, she was Senior Director, Market Innovation for Lotame and Director of Research and Data Strategy for Resonate.

Camilla Dolan - Founder and Investment Partner, Eka VC, UK

Camilla Dolan is the Founder and Investment Partner of Eka VC, a first mover series A investor into high growth consumer companies that are building in a sustainable way.

Previous investments include some of the UK's fastest growing consumer companies including Bloom & Wild, Gousto, Elder, Payasugym, Fenton, Urban Massage and Plum.

Hanan Belarbi - Head of Data EMEA, R/GA, UK

As Head of Data, EMEA, Hanan is responsible for leading the strategic evolution of R/GA London’s global data capability, helping create transformative opportunities for clients and ensuring that data as a capability is built horizontally across each of R/GA’s core services.

Working at the crossroad between data, technology and business, Hanan has spent over 10 years helping clients accelerate their journey to be data-informed. She has delivered a multitude of projects with various analytical complexity from descriptive to prescriptive analytics.

Prior to joining R/GA, she held the role of Head of Data Europe at Naked Communications, who she joined in 2014. During this time Hanan built and developed high performing teams (Data Scientists, Data Analysts, and Insight Analysts) and led them in the delivery of complex analytical projects. Prior to Naked Communications, Hanan held the role of Customer Insight Manager on the Shell Account at Wunderman and worked for data consultancies in Paris.

Pep Viladomat - Co-founder & CEO, Heywood and Sons, Spain

Pep Viladomat is the CEO and Co-founder of Heywood & Sons the first European Corporate Venture Builder. Heywood & Sons has presence is Barcelona, London, Amsterdam and Singapore supporting the most innovative S&P 500 companies to build new businesses lead by top international entrepreneurs.

Pep has lead company turnarounds, co-founded and managed several successful start-ups. His work has been recognised with several international awards as well as extensive press coverage. He was in the team launching and building Dotmobile a UK mobile operator. It grew from a small team to 150 people in three years and was acquired by Vodafone. He also launched digital music product Reactable with partners such as Björk and Coldplay. He has a world spanning network of entrepreneurs and technologists.

Pep holds a Master in Computer Engineering from UPF and an MBA from IESE a leading European Business School.

Paul Dolan - Principal Consultant, Camena, USA

Paul Dolan, Principal Consultant of Camena, is a pioneer in the application of data and technology to digital advertising. In 2008, he developed B3, the audience targeting solution that evolved into Xaxis, the world's largest data and technology platform. As a founding executive at Xaxis, Paul led the US business and opened offices in Toronto, Miami, Mexico City and Sao Paolo.

In 2015, he launched WPP's Light Reaction, the first global programmatic performance platform.

Today, Paul advises a portfolio of data-driven start-ups on strategy, business development, sales, product and operations.

Jim Hodgkins - Digital Business Consultant, UK

Jim Hodgkins is a senior digital leader and business consultant currently advising and investing in digital businesses. 

Recently, as Managing Director of VisualDNA and at Nielsen Marketing Cloud UK having led the growth of VisualDNA’s digital data business to a successful exit to Nielsen in 2016, he built the number one provider of audience data for programmatic advertising in UK with leading products across Europe and in USA. 

Jim is especially interested in improving the customer acquisition journey through better insight, targeting and measurement.

Previously, he led Experian’s global and UK Marketing Services businesses from 2008-2012, transforming the businesses into a multi channel marketing strategy. Jim led Experian’s UK B2C CreditExpert service from 2004-2009, empowering consumers to better manage their credit status and identity, creating a £50m revenue business.

Bruce Biegel - Senior Managing Director, Winterberry Group, USA

Bruce Biegel is the Senior Managing Director of Winterberry Group where, for over fourteen years, has led more than 200 engagements, serving a wide range of marketers, agencies, direct and digital marketing service providers and many of the private equity firms who invest in the sector. Among others, these include assignments for Acxiom Corporation, Bertelsmann AG, eCircle (now Teradata), Capital One Financial Corp., Citi, DMG Media, Epsilon, Facebook, Hewlett-Packard Co., IPG, Meredith, L’Oréal, KRG Capital, KKR, Olson, Omnicom, Time Warner, Transcontinental Inc. and WPP.

In addition to his role at Winterberry Group, Bruce serves as a senior advisor to its affiliated investment bank, Petsky Prunier LLC. He also serves on the board of directors of Throtle and Zipscene LLC as well on the advisory boards of five additional agency, data and marketing technology companies. 

Prior to joining Winterberry Group in 2002, Bruce served as a director and CFO of IMXI, owner of ThinkDirectMarketing, where he was president, chief operating officer and co-founder. Earlier, he served as a consultant to leading Web services integrator iXL Holdings as part of its iXL Ventures group. From the late 1980s through mid-1990s he served as director and executive vice president, sales and marketing, at VideoFax Systems, a marketing technology company he co-founded that focused on place-based media. He began his career at Kidder Peabody as manager of international telecommunications.

Bruce received a B.A. in history and international relations from the University of Pennsylvania with corresponding coursework at the Wharton School in management and marketing.

Oliver Randall Mochizuki - CEO & Co-Founder, Fundsurfer, UK

Oliver Randall Mochizuki is the co-founder of Fundsurfer, a crowdfunding and commercial finance platform, which provides access to a range of alternative and traditional funding options alongside a unique blend of support.

Alongside running Fundsurfer Oliver has recently added film financing to his portfolio career and is currently working on new and innovative ways to finance feature film slates.

Oliver is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and is a member of the IOD 99. He is also the chairman of the Diplomatic Council Global Funding Program, working to fund humanitarian and commercial projects and companies. 

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.

Dan Foreman - Chairman of the Board, ZappiStore, UK

Dan Foreman, Board Chairman of ZappiStore, is an experienced entrepreneur and leader.

Dan brings over 20 years of business experience. He specializes in emerging technologies and developing markets, having helped organizations grow from incubation to multi-million dollar revenues (and exits).

Dan began his career at WPP before progressing to senior client, advertising and consulting roles. These days Dan operates in investment, advisory and entrepreneurial positions, currently chairing or advising the boards of several data, technology, marketing, social media and research. He also personally invests in many early-stage businesses.

Dan is the current Past President for ESOMAR (holding elected position of 100,000 professionals 2013-14, the first President under the age of 40), Founder of TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWells, winner of the prestigious AMA “4 under 40” award, holder of the Disruptive Innovator MR Change Agent of the Year and a frequent guest lecturer at a number of business schools. He holds a BSc in Psychology and Mathematics from University of Leicester, UK.

Dan is able to tap into a wide network of people to help with different projects and ideas.

Nagore Ardanza - Manager, Crecer+, (ORKESTRA), Spain

Nagore Ardanza is Manager at Crecer+, a Business Angel Network fostered by ORKESTRA (Basque Institute of Competitiveness).

Crecer+ as BA Network offers investment ready startups to the different investors associated to the network, and as Manager, Nagore works with the entrepreneur and investors in order to close the financing.

She was Founder and CEO in IDOKI, a bioscience startup dedicated to develop new natural cosmetic products, based in supercritical fluid technology. But she started her professional career as Assistant Director in a financial intermediation company working with high political risk countries.

Actually Nagore is also participating as Mentor in Youth Business Spain. She has a degree in law in Deusto University, a AMP in IE Business School and a Master in International Business Management in EOI. 

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. 

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!

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.