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.

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.

Christina Flint - Sr. Media Analyst, Intel Corporation, USA

Christina Flint is the Senior Media Analyst at Intel Corporation.

Christina’s background in media strategy and planning brings an insightful perspective to the world of media analytics and measurement. In her current role overseeing paid digital media analytics at Intel, she manages media measurement across digital channels.

Prior to joining Intel, Christina led the Decisions Sciences discipline at UM overseeing analytics on a wide array of industries and clients including Microsoft, Sony, USPS, CVS, Hotwire and Charles Schwab. 

She is experienced in data management, measurement and research, audience strategy, data visualization and BI solutions and is passionate about advancing best practices in the field.  

Christina received her degree in public relations from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University (GO COUGS!) and a master in advertising from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. 

She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two girls.

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.