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.