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Curt Larson
VP of Product
SHARETHROUGH
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Curt Larson is Director of Product at Sharethrough.

He leads the product and UX team to produce product innovation for a next-generation native advertising platform.

Curt has built out a completely new self-service platform from inception, transformed the business operations processes and driven substantial company growth.
Lauren Laverne
Co-founder, Broadcaster
THE POOL, BBC 6MUSIC
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Lauren Laverne began her career in indie band Kenickie. Following the group’s split in 1998 Lauren moved into broadcasting. In radio her highly acclaimed stint as a DJ for leading London radio station XFM was followed by a move to BBC 6Music, where she now hosts a daily show.
Lauren also has successful and varied on-screen career, presenting TV shows such as Transmission, The Culture Show, Style on Trial, 10 O'Clock Live and host the Turner Prize Awards and the Mercury Prize Awards each year.
In 2010 Lauren published her first book: Candy Pop: Candy and the Broken Biscuits and she began a weekly fashion column for the Observer Magazine.
In 2015 Lauren co-found The Pool, a website for “women who are too busy to browse” which includes includes news comment around fashion, culture, food, music & literature.
Also in 2015 Lauren curated and hosted 6 Late Night Womens Hour discussions for BBCR4 and and presented a BBCR4 Documentary entitled ‘From the Self to the Selfie’.
Chris Le May
SVP Europe, Emerging Markets
DATAXU
Shaun Leavy
Director
KINETIC SIX
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Shaun Leavy of Wells, Somerset, spent 9 years in the British Military, with 6 years served in the British Special Forces, before realising his dream and setting up his own company, Kinetic Six. It is through Kinetic Six that he has been able to work with some truly amazing people at the forefront of animal conservation.
Animals have always been one of Shaun’s passions; to be involved so closely with conservation through the projects conducted by Kinetic Six, has been a life changing experience. In particular, working with the African Rangers and the teams that train them has seen this passion grow exponentially. So much so, he is undertaking the 2016 Jungle Ultra Marathon in Peru as part of the Running For Rangers team. Running For Rangers are a group of highly motivated individuals who are vehement about conservation, along with their Ambassador, Phil Vickery.
Tim Lefroy
CEO
ADVERTISING ASSOCIATION
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Nils Leonard
Chairman and Chief Creative Officer
GREY LONDON
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As Chief Creative Officer of Grey London, Nils has overseen seven of the most profitable and awarded years in the agency’s 52 year history. He is also one of the youngest agency Chairman in the world.
In 2014, his commitment to creativity, innovation, talent and culture culminated in Grey being named D&AD;’s most awarded UK agency, IPA Effectiveness Agency of the Year, Campaign's Network of the Year and Direct Agency of the Year at the Big awards. In 2015, Grey became the only agency in the world to win two Grand Prix in Cannes, while Nils was voted into the Ad Age Creativity 50 and named the most creative person in advertising by Business Insider. 2016 has already seen the agency named a Contagious Pioneer.
A creative champion, agitating for change in the industry, Nils is on the board of trustees of D&AD;, is in the Debrett’s 500, has been listed as one the Sunday Times’ 500 most influential people in the UK and has been voted into The Hospital Club’s hClub 100.
Zach Leonard
Managing Director, Digital
ESI MEDIA
Stephen Lepitak
Editor
THE DRUM
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Charly Lester
Journalist & Blogger
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Charly Lester is one of Britain’s top dating bloggers following the success of her ‘30 Dates’ blog, in which she documented her personal challenge of having 30 dates with 30 different men before her 30th birthday. She has since forged a career in journalism as Soulmates Editor for the Guardian and Global Head of Dating at Time Out. In 2014 she launched The Dating Awards, hosting events in London, Amsterdam and New York.
Cat Lewis
CEO, Executive Producer
NINE LIVES MEDIA
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Cat Lewis is a double Bafta award winning Executive Producer who runs her own Manchester based independent production company called Nine Lives Media. Nine Lives makes high rating documentaries, fact-ent formats, drama documentaries, children’s programmes and current affairs for all the major UK broadcasters and for American channels. The company is the largest factual producer in the North West and one of just three independents with an output deal for Channel 4’s flagship current affairs strand, Dispatches. Cat has worked as an Exec Producer on network programmes since 2002. She is also on PACT Council; Vice Chair of Creative Skillset’s TV Panel; Chair of the Northern Skills Panel; is founder & Chair of the North’s Indie Club; on the RTS North West Committee and helps run WITV North.
Rose Lewis
Co-founder
COLLIDER
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Rose tirelessly champions the London Marketing & Advertising tech scene through the accelerator she launched, Collider. Collider is a vehicle for industry experts and entrepreneurs to share their wealth of knowledge, experience and contacts with those who are just beginning their journey. Leading the charge is Rose, with her indomitable spirit, energy and commitment to seeing the UK emerge as the world’s leading destination for marketing and advertising tech.

Rose has 15 years’ experience in early stage fund raising from founding Pembridge Partners, working at 3i and Creative Capital Fund. She has previously spoken at conferences including Advertising Week Europe, Cannes Lions Innovation, Big Brand Week, and is a Tech London Advocate.
Tom Linay
Head Of Film
DIGITAL CINEMA MEDIA
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Tom Linay is Head of Film at Digital Cinema Media (DCM), where his role involves raising the profile of all things cinema and film across all of DCM’s communications channels.

Before becoming DCM’s Head of Film, Tom worked as a freelance film professional for six years in various roles through development, production, post-production and distribution.

During his time in the film industry, he worked as assistant to Ricky Gervais on the comedian’s directorial debut ‘The Invention of Lying’, and worked in development on Viggo Mortensen’s ‘Good’.

When not spending his time in darkened rooms watching the latest releases, he’s reading about films and presenting about film to the media industry. Tom frequently writes articles for the trade press and DCM’s blog, and is a regular blogger for The Huffington Post in his spare time.
Julian Linley
Editor-in-chief
DIGITAL SPY, HEARST
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Julian was made Editor-in-Chief of Digital Spy in November 2015. He has over 20 years’ experience of creating innovative and engaging content for some of the World’s most famous media brands. He was launch Editor of heatworld.com, before being made Editor of the Heat brand in May 2008, becoming the magazine industry's first major multi-platform editor, overseeing print, digital, mobile and radio.

Julian was appointed Creative Director of Bauer Media in September 2009 where he oversaw a number of industry-first brand partnerships. He went on to work as a multimedia creative consultant for clients including Cannes Lions, BT, Hachette Book Group, Future Publishing, Signal TV and Channel Mum as well as supporting a number of digital entrepreneurs through their start up phase. He also lectures at City University on its prestigious Magazine Media course.
John Litster
Managing Director
SKY MEDIA
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John joined the television industry in 1986 at TSW and moving to Yorkshire TV as a Group Sales Manager in 1990 where he stayed until 1994, when he left for a year’s sabbatical in Australia.

He joined Sky as a Group Sales Manager in September 1995 being promoted to Head Of Trading in 2005 and Director of Trading 3 years later .

He has been with Sky for nearly 19 years and has played a major part in the development of Sky Media from its early years selling less than a dozen Channels to the 120 plus channels it now sells.
Martin Loat
CEO
PROPELLER GROUP
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Gabby Logan
TV Presenter
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A former international gymnast, Gabby began her broadcasting career in radio in 1992 and joined Sky Sports in 1996 where she quickly established herself as one of their key presenters. She joined ITV in 1998 and during her time at the channel Gabby’s repertoire expanded and her presenting credits include The World Cup, Champions League, Premiership and the Boat Race. In 2004 she hosted Sport Relief for the BBC before joining the corporation in 2007.

While at the BBC Gabby has presented the Six Nations and Autumn Rugby Internationals, Athletics, The One Show, Inspire: The Olympic Journey, Final Score, Inside Sport, Women’s Football, The World Swimming Championships and Match of the Day to become one of the network’s most integral faces. She was a key member of the BBC’s presenting team for the London 2012 Olympics and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil in addition to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Simon Low
Director of Brand Partnerships
BUZZFEED
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Simon Low is Sales Director, Europe at BuzzFeed. Simon is responsible for developing partnerships and relationships with Fortune 500 brands and agencies to develop social sharing programs. Simon joined BuzzFeed in March 2014 having previously worked at Facebook, Microsoft and the Financial Times. He is passionate about the power of social advertising and the role that content plays in delivering value for a brand in this space. Simon is a graduate of University of Salford with a BSc (Hons) in Quality Management. He lives in Southgate, London with his wife Charlotte and 3 children.
Daisy Lowe
International Model, Actress & DJ
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Daisy continues to be in demand as a high-end fashion model and recently became a British Fashion Council Ambassador for London Fashion Weekend.

Discovered at aged 15, Daisy has starred in major campaigns for Louis Vuitton, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Pringle, Burberry, and Agent Provocateur who contracted Daisy as one of their main faces for over five years.

Thanks to her innate sultry looks fused with a ‘British Rose’ appeal, Daisy has played muse to the likes Steven Meisel, Mario Testino, Ellen Von Unwerth, Juergen Teller, Nick Knight, Rankin, Mario Sorrenti, Guy Aroch, Steven Klein, Greg Williams and Billie Scheepers.

Editorial has spanned Internationally with Daisy appearing in British Vogue, Italian Vogue, W Magazine, Dazed & Confused, ELLE, GQ, Esquire, British Vogue ‘More Dash than Cash’, Ponystep, The Coveteur, Hunger, D’Scene Magazine, Wonderland (for Ralph Lauren), InStyle (Roberto Cavalli ‘Guest Editor’ requested Daisy personally for his June Issue 2015) and is a regular for Katie Grand, LOVE Magazine Christmas Calendar not forgetting the infamous Pirelli’s iconic calendar, amongst others.

Daisy’s catwalk career has mirrored her editorial work, walking for major Fashion Houses such as Chanel, Burberry, Anna Sui and Henry Holland. Dame Westwood personally requested Daisy’s ‘close’ her FW15 show and was quoted “Daisy is the new style icon of her generation.”

Now 26, the ‘model who broke the mould’ (Stella magazine) is continuing to successfully build her brand and is coveted by industry leaders and influencers.

Daisy exudes creative passion for her industry and was honored when asked to designing a collection for Morgan de Toi in Paris – selling out in days.

By maintaining strong relationships with fashion houses and publications she continues to be ‘the go to person’ for a wide range of designers and lifestyle brands partnering up with creatives and companies that are organic to her aesthetic, connecting to consumers with honesty and integrity.

2014 & 2015 has been exciting and successful with Daisy being recognised for her acting ability appearing in Harvey Weinstein’s ‘Tulip Fever’ production due for release in 2016 and the launch of her first cook book, Sweetness & Light (Quadrille Publishing), inspired by Daisy’s time living and working in New York City. The book resonated with her peers, industry and public, pushing it to a No.1 position.

Again, Daisy’s ability to merge High-End and High Street has enticed brands from both spectrums to engage with her as their face. Rodial Skin Care announced Daisy as their ‘Women of The Year’ in 2014, which lead to her becoming ‘The Face’ of their new Makeup range. When American Eagle launched their flagship store in the UK (the first out of the US territory), Daisy was the ‘go to girl’ becoming their face and UK Ambassador. Many more campaigns have followed since, with the likes of Charlotte Simone’s AW 14 Bon-Bon collection and Pamela Love Jewelry (shot by Guy Aroch) launching UK, February 2016. All of which have made for sellout collections due to the affiliation with Daisy.
Liz Lowe
Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Manager
COCA-COLA GREAT BRITAIN
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Liz started her career in consumer PR at London agency Lynne Franks PR. Following a period as part of SEGA’s marketing team, she moved to Pearson’s multiple media publishing business, Pearson New Entertainment, before joining Coca-Cola Great Britain’s Public Affairs & Communications team, working on a broad range of brand and corporate projects including the FIFA World Cup, Football League, Olympic Games and grassroots sport programmes. Since 2006, Liz has led the company’s corporate responsibility & sustainability work in GB, developing programmes and award-winning partnerships with charities such as WWF-UK, Special Olympics GB and StreetGames to deliver shared value around water conservation, physical activity and community initiatives. She leads on ParkLives, a new long-term public-private partnership programme with local authorities offering free physical activities in parks.
Emmanual Lubrani
Senior Manager, Consumer & Social Media
FORD OF EUROPE
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Emmanuel Lubrani joined Ford of Europe in Cologne to develop a pan-European employee publication. @Ford was launched as a monthly magazine in five languages in January 2000 and was used, a few years later, as a template to launch a pan-European consumer magazine in 19 different editions. In 2005, Lubrani became responsible for all employee communication matters for Ford of Europe, while overseeing the Ford News Centre an in-house operation delivering multi-media assets – texts, photos and videos – to the whole PR function. When Ford of Europe decided to grow channels in social and broadcast media and reach a new consumer audience in 2010, he was charged to work with WPP on setting up a new team and establishing new working processes. He re-located to London in September 2011 to work more closely with the WPP Ford team and marketing to deliver integrated digital first communication assets. A French native, he is the father of two sons.
Catherine Lui
Brand Partnerships
GLEAM FUTURES
Mark Lund
CEO
MCCANN WORLDGROUP UK
Jim Lusty
Partner
UPPING YOUR ELVIS