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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 Belarbi 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 is an enabler across each of R/GA’s core services and clients.

Working at the crossroad between data, technology and business, Hanan has spent the last 10 years helping clients becoming data-enabled. 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. While at Naked Communications, she also developed behavioural segmentations and attribution models for clients such as Virgin Atlantic Airways (VAA), Surfstitch Group and eBay. Prior to Naked Communications, Hanan held the role of Customer Insight Manager on the Shell Account at Wunderman and worked for 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.

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.

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. 
 

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. 
 

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.