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A world-class mix of the industry's best and brightest.
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Tim Page
VP of Revenue, EMEA
ADAPTLY
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Tim is VP of Revenue at Paid Social technology specialist Adaptly where he oversees sales, client servicing and operations for the EMEA region. Tim has over a decade of digital experience working with many prestigious brands in product development and performance marketing. Prior to joining Adaptly, Tim served as Digital Services Director for MediaCom where he developed the agency's digital product offering and led the digital strategy for key clients.
Mark Palmer
Founder
MAVERICK PLANET
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Mark Palmer is the Founder of Maverick Planet. It specialises in facilitating strategic shift in business, brand development and behaviour. Clients include Google, The Economist, Sky, Ebay, Bupa, Samsung, Vodafone and English Cricket. In 2015, projects included two African elections, the progression of “quiet” as a core concept in manufacturing design, working with the charity Sported which supports volunteer coaches and helping Dennis develop concepts like Coach. Originally a student of maths and physics, Mark became a qualified market researcher, marketer and an experienced and lateral facilitator. For 20 years he was the Executive Head of Strategy and Communication Planning at some of the most regarded agencies, including: DDB, WCRS and OMD. Mark guest lectures on change at Henley School of Management. He is also an advisor to a small number of mobile start-up businesses – two of which are sports related.
Debarshi Pandit
Director
OMG ETHNIC AT OMNICOM MEDIA GROUP UK
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I have worked in international advertising agencies the likes of McCann-Erickson & Lowe of the IPG group, and Ogilvy and Mather, of the WPP Group. The most formative of my years were spent in these companies, and the most important advancements of my career were secured here.

Since March 1998, I have had the privilege of working on a wide spectrum of global powerhouse brands including British Petroleum (BP), GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Ponds-Unilever, Discovery Channel, Compaq, Kuoni Travels, Tata Group & Idea Cellular.

I am no stranger to the dynamic of managing, maintaining and ensuring organic growth for the businesses I handle and relish newer challenges on a continuous basis.

Specialties: 360 degree integrated communication approach to brand-building across FMCG, Consumer Durables and Services industry across Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Europe.
Steve Parish
Chairman
CRYSTAL PALACE FC
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Steve left school at 18 and began his career in advertising and computer graphics at the company Adplates in 1989; there he founded technology company Turning Point Technologies, returning to Adplates in 1998 to acquire the business and rename it Tag Worldwide.

Steve reinvented Tag and revolutionised parts of the advertising industry. He turned Tag from a small London based company with 50 staff, and a turnover of under €4m, into the world’s leading advertising production company. At the same time inventing the concept of centralised production and adaptation and developing an online system to manage global ad delivery. Tag boasted a client base of some of the world’s biggest brands including Unilever, Intel, HP, Reebok and H&M; to name but a few. With 3000 full and part time employees, operating across all media type from 13 offices around the world, and revenues in excess of €180m. Steve exited the business selling 2011 to Deutsche Post DHL for around £200m.

In 2010 while still owning Tag Steve acquired the football club he supported from childhood, Crystal Palace FC, where he has acted as Executive Chairman for the past 6 years. Since the acquisition Steve has successfully brought the Club out of administration, into the Championship play offs, and after winning the play off final in May 2013, into the Premier League where the Club has enjoyed so far it’s longest stay. The Club currently has a place in the Semi Final of the FA Cup and looks set to break it’s own record and stay in the top flight for three consecutive seasons.

Steve’s time is now divided between running Crystal Palace Football Club and his growing property portfolio, along with investing in, and advising companies and mentoring young businessmen and women. As a serial entrepreneur and investor Steve has had significant and successful investments in many companies since leaving Tag and whilst running Crystal Palace, including Pure Gyms and the Bird Restaurant chain.

Steve also actively supports both the Crystal Palace Foundation and the charity Nordoff Robbins.
Tom Parker Bowles
Food Critic
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Tom Parker Bowles is the Restaurant Critic for The Mail on Sunday and Food Editor for Esquire magazine. He’s also contributing Editor to Conde Nast Traveller (UK) and Departures (US) as well as regularly contributing to Country Life magazine. He’s the author of 5 books on food, the latest of which, Let’s Eat Meat, came out last year. He has also presented or judged in numerous television programmes (The F Word, Market Kitchen, The Hotplate (Australia).
Tejal Patel
Director of Consumer Engagement
MICROSOFT
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Tejal is currently the Director of Consumer Engagement at Microsoft. She is a leader in integrated marketing with an expertise in digital marketing and demand generation. With 20 years of experience in a range of verticals including retail banking, telecommunications and technology, she has a soft spot for challenger brands.

Tejal is particularly passionate about driving an integrated approach across customer touch points, still so neglected by many brands. She has led innovative, award-winning campaigns and world-class initiatives both in the UK and the US.
David Pattison
Business Consultant, Investor, Mentor, Wingman, Former IPA President

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David left school not really knowing what he wanted to do. Joined the advertising industry and over the next forty years has worked in a range of businesses. He has started things-PHD, sold things, merged things, bought things. Worked in New York, been to Harvard, opened offices in thirty plus countries, been President of the IPA. Has been lucky enough to persuade very smart people to partner him, particularly Nick Horswell and Jonathan Durden at PHD. He now helps a range of businesses with investment, advice, chairmanship and helping them become commercially successful. Acting as a ‘wingman’, watching the backs of businesses to help them and their CEO's avoid the pitfalls that come with starting and growing a business. For relaxation he has recently started racing cars. Still doesn’t know what he wants to do but its been an amazing journey so far.
Lindsay Pattison
CEO
MAXUS
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Lindsay joined Maxus in October 2009 in the newly created position of CEO to drive the Maxus brand to a new level, both in the UK and as part of the global management team.

In August 2012, Lindsay was named as the new Global Chief Strategy Officer for Maxus, working alongside her duties in the UK. She now takes direct responsibility for global planning, data & insights, digital, marketing and new business functions. Going forwards she will also play a leading role in global client relationships, many of which are based in the UK.

Lindsay is involved with industry events and is now a member of the WEF Global Agenda Council on the Future of Media, sits on the WACL Exec committee and has contributed to events including the Facebook Influencer Summit and Google Zeitgeist.

Prior to Maxus Lindsay worked at PHD for 5 years and in media for over 18 years. Lindsay has also worked client-side at Sony Ericsson, after starting out at Young & Rubicam in a full service environment.
Liz Pavitt
Director
RUBBER REPUBLIC
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Caroline Pay
Deputy Executive Creative Director
BBH
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Caroline is Deputy Executive Creative Director and Managing Partner of BBH. She currently oversees accounts for Tesco - the UK’s biggest retailer - and the domestic violence charity, Refuge

Caroline has worked at most of London’s top agencies including Mother and W+K, across brands including Levi’s, Cadbury’s, Schweppes, Dr Pepper, Amnesty International, Honda and Coca Cola.

Over recent years she has run lastminute.com, New Look, The GREAT Britain Campaign and Boots.

Caroline is an ambitious, straight-talking, incredibly collaborative Creative Director and she takes pride in helping develop fresh, innovative work, that works.
Chris Pearce
CEO
TMW UNLIMITED
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Chris started his career at JWT and founded two creative agencies, HHP&B; and Blowfish, before joining TMW Unlimited in 2007. Chris has considerable experience working for global blue-chip clients, including Sony Mobile, T-Mobile, EE, Virgin Mobile, HSBC, Sainsbury’s, Lloyds TSB and First Direct. Chris sets the vision for the agency whilst also working closely with clients to ensure we support their goals and ambitions.
Natasha Pearlman
Editor, Grazia
BAUER MEDIA
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Natasha Pearlman began her career as a feature writer for the Daily Mail’s Femail section, before becoming commissioning editor there. She was then appointed features editor of the News of the World, moving first to Fabulous magazine as Deputy Editor, then ELLE in the same position. She took over as Editor of Grazia in May 2015. In March 2015 she won the PPA New Talent Gamechanger of the Year.
Jenna Pelkey
Director, Global Media & Marketing Strategy
GE
David Pemsel
CEO
THE GUARDIAN
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Appointed chief executive officer of Guardian Media Group in July 2015. David joined Guardian News & Media (GNM) in 2011 as chief marketing officer, before being appointed chief commercial officer in 2012. A year later David assumed the newly-created role of deputy chief executive, taking on increased accountability for the GNM business. He was previously Marketing Director of ITV, and in 2000 launched Shine Entertainment. He is a member of the IPA Client Council, a Council member of the Marketing Group of Great Britain and a Voting Member of BAFTA.
Michael Pennington
Director Specialist Sales EMEA
YAHOO
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Michael is responsible for Yahoo's content marketing and video strategy for advertisers in the EMEA region. He joined Yahoo in 2011 and prior to his current role was the Head of the Entertainment category, overseeing Yahoo's global relationship with every major film studio. He has held senior roles at Viacom, the Metro newspaper group and worked in both London and Hong Kong for The Economist.
Noel Penzer
CEO
TIME OUT GROUP
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In his role as Managing Director, Noel is responsible for setting strategy and overseeing the day-to-day operations of AOL’s UK business. This includes working with leading agencies and advertisers to create brand experiences that take advantage of AOL’s leading editorial brands including The Huffington Post UK, Parentdish, MyDaily, Engadget and TechCrunch. He is also responsible for growing the AOL Networks business, which includes branded content syndication business, Be On and display advertising network platform, Advertising.com

In addition, Noel's remit includes the growth and development of the existing AOL Services Group including AOL Mail and the AOL homepage. This includes audience development and management of key strategic partnerships, such as Talk Talk Group who operate AOL's former ISP businesses in the UK and search partner Google.
David Pepper
SVP Digital Sales
LIVE NATION
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David Pepper is the Senior Vice President of Digital Sales for Live Nation Europe, where he oversees all the digital programs at the music giant. Previously, David served as the Chief Commercial Officer for the Time Out Group.

Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five ecommerce sites, with over 27 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally. Artist Nation is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling over 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms.
Jonathan M. Perelman
Head, Digital
ICM PARTNERS
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Jonathan Perelman leads ICM Partners Digital Ventures department. The department focuses on expanding the agency’s efforts across all aspects of the digital space, creating new businesses and bringing additional opportunities to our clients around the world.

Jonathan joins us from BuzzFeed, where he served as the Vice President of Motion Pictures. He led strategy, operations, development and partnerships for BuzzFeed Motion Pictures, where he helped the business grow into a top video producer on the Internet, with 1.5 billion monthly views and releasing 75 original clips a week. In addition, he created more than 20 syndication and content partnerships with leading global social platforms and portals. Jonathan also served as the Vice President of Agency Strategy and Industry Development at BuzzFeed.

Prior to his time at BuzzFeed, Jonathan spent more than six years at Google. He also founded Lighthouse Group, an independent global media and entertainment advisory firm that advises start-ups. He has been featured in AdWeek as a Top 50 Media & Advertising Executive, as well as on VideoInk as a Dealmaker of the Year. Jonathan is also an advisor and board member to a number of start-ups.

Dominic Perkins
Digital Commercial Development Director
TIME INC.
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Dom Perkins joined Time Inc. UK in May 2013 as Commercial Digital Development Director. He is responsible for delivering increase digital revenues across all platforms as well as assessing and implementing all Time Inc. UK's advertising Technologies, specifically focussing on Data, Digital Automation and Video monetisation. Prior to this Dom ran the publisher acquisitions at the Video Pre roll network The Web TV Enterprise, as Publishing Development Director, which was acquired by Collective Media in 2010 where he lead the EMEA publishing team for 2 and a half years. Prior to this he was Head of Financial clients at the Financial Times and then News International.
Emma Perkins
Executive Creative Director
MULLENLOWE OPEN
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Emma started in the industry nearly 20 years ago, after studying Design at Falmouth School of Art. Her first 10 years were spent working in Direct and then on Integrated campaigns for agencies such as Bates 141 and CDP. In 2004 she joined the newly formed Saatchi and Saatchi X, the World’s first network dedicated to shopper marketing. As ECD of London Emma successfully steered the creative team to be the most awarded in the network.

Achievements

- Agency of the year at MAAs, and award recognition at Cannes and D&AD.; Emma will be judging D&AD; 2015 on the Direct panel.

- Contributing regularly at speaking events, including Eurobest and Creative Social; published in The Guardian and Metro.

- Currently working on two projects to promote the advancement of female talent in the creative industries: a female mentoring programme for ‘She Says’ and an initiative called ‘Token Man’.
Neil Perkins
Founder
ONLY DEAD FISH
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Neil Perkin is the founder of Only Dead Fish, a digital and media consultancy that specialises in applying strategic understanding of social and emerging media technologies to help businesses innovate, become more agile, and optimise their effectiveness within the new, networked communications environment. He is a regular keynote speaker across Europe on digital transformation, organisational agility, content strategy, emerging media, and digital strategy. He has been named by BIMA (British Interactive Media Association) as one of the most influential people in the UK digital industry for two years in a row. He curates the quarterly series of Firestarters thought leadership events on behalf of Google UK.
Sue Perkins
Presenter
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Keith Perry
Group Sport Managing Editor
TELEGRAPH MEDIA GROUP
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Ben Phillips
Global Head of Mobile
MEDIACOM
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Ben joined MediaCom in 2013, bringing more than a decade's experience of the mobile industry and providing additional leadership for our specialist mobile divisions in markets such as the UK, Germany, Scandinavia, Singapore and India.

His goal is to ensure that this level of expertise and creativity is available to all MediaCom clients, wherever they are and whoever they are targeting.
Guy Phillipson
Chief Executive
IAB UK
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Guy’s tenure at the Internet Advertising Bureau UK (IAB) has spanned the explosive growth of digital media. Under Guy’s leadership, the IAB has grown with the industry it serves, now comprising corporate members representing the UK’s digital ecosystem - from start-up companies to the most established players in the industry.
Guy represents the IAB and the digital ad sector on the boards of the Advertising Association, the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC), IAB Europe and the UK Online Measurement Company (UKOM). Guy is also on the Advisory Board for Imperial College’s Marketing Strategy MSc, a Fellow of the RSA and a Business Leader of the Marketing Society.
Prior to joining the IAB, Guy gained broad media experience as Head of Advertising at Vodafone UK and in other marketing roles at The Marketing Store, Barclays Bank and The Granada Group.
Guy divides his time between Oxfordshire and the Isle of Wight, with his wife, Rebecca. They have two children, Susannah and Jasmine.
Max Pinas
Creative Director
TAMTAM
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Max writes and speaks with a disruptive perspective on new (digital) technology. He is particularly fascinated with how online makes a positive contribution to the world. Currently he works as Senior Online Strategist at full service digital agency TamTam. Service-oriented thinking and a disruptive mindset mean that Max creates fireworks in the boardrooms of various famous brands.
Steve Plimsoll
Digital Lead - Consumer & Industrial Products and Services
PWC
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Malcolm Polyton
Global Chief Creative Officer
CHEIL WORLDWIDE
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Malcolm joined Cheil Worldwide at the beginning of 2015 as the Network’s first Global Chief Creative Officer.

Having led teams responsible for award-winning firsts as diverse as Unilever's smile activated ice cream vending machine, Foot Locker's Sneakerpedia and Dove’s Campaign For Real Beauty, Malcolm is a recognised industry influencer and speaker. A former Cannes, LIA and Clio awards Jury President, Malcolm has been named as one of AdAge magazine’s “World’s Top 10 Digital minds”, named by TechCity Insider as one of the UK’s leading Digital innovators and was recently announced as 2016 Cannes Jury President for Mobile. His international industry accolades number more than 200, including Cannes Lions for Film, Print, Media, Outdoor, Cyber and Mobile.

Prior to joining Cheil, Malcolm was a member of Sapient’s global leadership team serving as SapientNitro’s first European Chief Creative Officer. M&C; Saatchi, Saatchi & Saatchi, Ogilvy and SapientNitro have all won Agency of the Year titles under his creative leadership.
Mark Pougatch
Presenter
ITV SPORT
Paddy Power
Head of Communications
PADDY POWER BETFAIR
Rhianna Pratchett
video-game scriptwriter
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As well as being a cat-loving, tea-drinking Brit, Rhianna Pratchett is also an award-winning, eighteen-year veteran of the games industry. She has wrestled the wild beasts of narrative on titles such as: Heavenly Sword, Mirror’s Edge, the entire Overlord series, Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider. Rhianna is regularly named as one of the most influential and recognised women in games, and has spoken on numerous panels, podcasts and documentaries. She is currently on scribing duties for Warner Brothers, and also works in comics, film and TV, with two novel-to-screen adaptations and a TV series in the works.
George Prest
Blood
FOUNDER
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Previously VP, Executive Creative Director of R/GA London, George is the co-founder of the revolutionary strategic and creative practice, Blood. Blood sits at the heart of the You & Mr Jones brandtech group. It has no departments, charges value not man-hours and vehemently does not seek a place on the roster. The company is designed to offer clients a new methodology that allows them to build their brands on technology, with none of the legacy problems that a roster agency might bring. Blood was founded in February 2016, has offices in New York and London and works for global clients on both sides of the Atlantic.
Ben Preston
Editor
RADIO TIMES
Ian Priest
Global CEO
GRACE BLUE
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I started my career in advertising at IMP, part of the DMB&B; group, in 1986. Seven years later six of us IMP’ers joined HHCL & Partners to create a new integrated offering where I later became Managing Director. In 2002 I joined up with my three partners to launch VCCP which we sold to Chime Communications PLC in 2005 where I became a member of their Executive Board. I created Chime Ventures and worked across the Chime group including their Sports Marketing division. In 2013 I was elected President of the IPA. In October 2015 I joined the Executive Search firm Grace Blue as their global Chief Executive Officer. I am also a NED and investor in three start-up businesses.
Izzy Pugh
Global Director – Cultural Insight & Semiotics
ADDED VALUE
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Izzy Pugh runs the global Cultural Insight & Strategy practice at Added Value, WPP’s marketing consultancy. Izzy has worked at Added Value for 15 years building culturally-led growth strategies for clients including Diageo, Vodafone, Philips, The Guardian and many others. From a background specialising in Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, Ethnography, Semiotics and Trend Analysis she focuses on helping clients to connect to the increasingly complex and fast-moving world around them so they can lead cultural change rather than follow it. In her spare time she can be found chasing her increasingly cheeky and fast-moving twin toddlers around.
Ferdy Pullens
Visual Designer
FABRIQUE
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Ferdy, born in 1986, graduated from the Hogeschool Utrecht in 2008, in the department of Communication & Multimediadesign, and in 2012 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Den Bosch.

Ferdy joined Fabrique during his study as a design intern in 2011, from which job he has grown to his current position as designer. His conceptual skills go way beyond digital design. He is seen as one of the future creative leaders of Fabrique.

At Fabrique Ferdy has worked on clients like Van Gogh Museum, National Military Museum, Viktor & Rolf and ING.

Ferdy won several national and international awards, including a Red Dot Best of the Best, 2x Red Dot Design Award, Dutch Interactive Award and Dutch Art Directors Club nomination.