Chief Strategy Officer, MediaCom
Chris is Joint CSO of MediaCom UK, where he has responsibility for making sure their work for clients is brilliant. He has been at MediaCom 15 years working on a variety of accounts and departments and helping grow that business to its market leading position today.
Chris avidly listens to music and reads – he’ll defend the view that The Stone Roses, Doolittle and Technique are the three greatest albums of all time to the hilt; has been obsessed with William Gibson since he was at Uni in the early 1990’s; and coaches and plays hockey at the weekend
LECTURER, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON (UCL)
Dr Hannah Fry is a lecturer in the Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL. She works alongside a unique mix of physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, architects and geographers to study the patterns in human behaviour - particularly in an urban setting. Her research applies to a wide range of social problems and questions, from shopping and transport to urban crime, riots and terrorism.Alongside her academic position, Hannah is an experienced public speaker giving conference keynotes and taking the joy of maths into theatres and schools. Hannah’s mathematical expertise has led to the development of fascinating documentaries including ‘Britain’s Greatest Invention ’, ‘Horizon: How to Find Love Online’, and many others.
As an author, Hannah has written two books: ‘The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus: The Mathematics of Christmas’ (Transworld, 2016) which followed ‘The Mathematics of Love: Patterns, Proofs, and the Search for the Ultimate Equation’ (Simon & Schuster/ Ted, Feb 2015) in which Hannah brings together mathematical equations to provide answers to such questions as: What’s the chance of us finding love? What's the chance that it will last? How does online dating work, exactly?
Chief Executive Officer, IAB UK
Jon is the recently appointed Chief Executive of the IAB UK, the trade body representing the digital advertising industry. The IAB’s role is to unite the industry with 1,200 members, including media owners, agencies and brands. Jon’s vision stems from the belief that digital is the smartest way for brands to reach and wow their customers. His mission is to re-assert the positives of digital.
He has been at the IAB since 2008, joining as the first Head of Mobile before stepping up to become Director of Mobile and Operations and then the IAB's first Chief Operating Officer. Prior roles include Head of Marketing for Orange portals team, controlling the trade and consumer marketing strategies and media research. Jon has featured as number 10 in The Drum’s Mobile Top 50 and has spoken on numerous high profile platforms. He is fascinated with technology and known in the industry for his witty banter.
Head of EMEA Hub, amnet
Josje is a programmatic expert. She has a background in statistics and quantative research methods in combination with technical experience from working at a DSP. In 2016, Josje joined Dentsu Aegis Network to set-up and manage a programmatic Hub for Microsoft. The Programmatic hub is a team with programmatic specialist based in Amsterdam that take care of programmatic strategy and activation for Microsoft campaigns across all Lines of businesses / products (so from Xbox to Azure platform) in all EMEA-markets.
Josje studied bachelor in communication science, and a (cum laude) research master in statistics and research methods in Amsterdam.
CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, QUANTCAST
Konrad Feldman is the CEO and cofounder of Quantcast, and was one of the early pioneers in applying machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to advertising. Founded in 2006, Quantcast has built the most comprehensive proprietary data set of real-time audience behavior across the internet based on live insights from more than 150m online destinations, delivering unique and actionable insights for brands, agencies and publishers worldwide. Quantcast employs more than 850 employees in 21 offices across 10 countries.
VP, Head of Digital Marketing, MBNA
Nic Travis, Vice President is Head of Digital Marketing at MBNA and has been with the Bank since April 2014. Nic leads the Search Marketing (Paid & Organic), Paid Media (Display, Social, Native & Mobile), Aggregator & Affiliate Marketing, Digital Analytics and Public Website Content teams within the Digital department. Targeted with delivering new channels and growing MBNA’s existing ones, whilst focusing on delivering the required ROI and managing the digital marketing budget.
Brining a wealth of e-commerce knowledge and expertise to the business, Nic is helping to build a centre of excellence for digital marketing & Analytics within the bank. The digital marketing team have significantly increased spend and applications year on year, as a result of launching new marketing channels and detailed optimisation of existing campaigns. A Digital native Nic has over 15 years of experience in E-Commerce, including a degree in Electronic Commerce from Staffordshire University, before joining MBNA he worked in Senior Roles for a number of large retailers including Phones 4u, Shop Direct & Claire’s Accessories.
VICE-CHAIRMAN AND EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF ADVERTISING, OGILVY GROUP
Rory is one of the most well-known and sought after marketing experts in the UK, and and is currently Executive Creative Director at OlgivyOne. With a number of TED talks to his name, Rory offers compelling insights into what drives human behaviour and how organisations can effectively tap into our motivations as individuals. Rory also writes a regular column for the Spectator magazine.
Media Lead, EMEA, Microsoft
Ryan is Media Lead for Microsoft’s Cloud & Enterprise and Xbox brands. He looks after Microsoft’s media investment, strategy and planning across EMEA, including Microsoft’s Azure business which represents significant multi million dollar media budgets. For over 10 years he has been managing media and digital programs for global companies including Microsoft, Vodafone and News Corp and has worked on a number of award winning campaigns in that time. Originally from Australia he has spent the last two years based in London expanding his global experience.