Speakers
A world-class mix of the industry's best and brightest.
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Iain Tait
Executive Creative Director
W+K LONDON
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Before rejoining W+K in London Iain was an ECD at Google Creative Lab in New York. During that time he worked on a bunch of things, many of which are still, and may always be, under wraps.

Before Google Iain was Global Interactive ECD at Wieden + Kennedy. His most recognized work was the Old Spice ‘Responses’ campaign. But also worked across a range of clients.

Iain was one of the founders and Creative Directors of POKE.

He's been on a bunch of lists: the 2010 and 2011 Creativity 50, Ad Age's 25 Media Mavens, Fortune Magazine's '40 Under 40, AdWeek’s most creative minds in digital. And he was recently inducted into the AAF Hall of Achievement. And he’s been lucky enough to sit in dark rooms and judge D&AD;, Cannes Lions, Clios, ANDYS and One Show. He sits on the board of the One Club in New York.
Dave Taylor
Senior Consultant (DBi)
HAVAS MEDIA
Justin Taylor
Managing Director
TEADS UK
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Justin has been working exclusively in digital since 1999 from boom to bust to boom again.

He started his career at the height of the dot com boom at a start up specialising in promoting financing solutions for the SME and enterprise sector – a revolutionary business (which was 5 years too early).

With a taste for all things online he moved to one of the digital leaders M Digital; learning the digital media trade on IBM, Kellogg’s and Ford, creating pioneering digital media firsts.

He joined MEC Interaction from OMD International where he was Head of Digital responsible for clients such as McDonalds, Vodafone and Sony (including the multi award winning Sony Bravia Balls) before becoming Managing Director of MEC Digital (UK).

Justin is now Managing Director of Teads UK, working to drive Teads' presence and operations within the UK market as the company continues to reinvent the video advertising industry with its innovative technology and outstream formats.
James Temple
VP MD Executive Creative Director EMEA
R/GA LONDON
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As MD, VP, Executive Creative Director, R/GA London, James leads the creative department and general direction of the agency alongside the MD, Matt Lodder. Since its inception in 2006, James has been the driving force in the London office, leading the business from a team of 5 people, initially serving the Nokia global marketing account, to a team of over 150 people operating across 14 industry leading brands including the BBC, Beats by Dr. Dre, Getty Images, Heineken, Microsoft Mobile, Nike, O2, and Unilever.

James provides strategic direction and thought leadership across all agency accounts, working with a multidisciplinary team of copywriters, interaction designers and visual designers – an entrepreneurial group of digital disruptors passionate about the idea of creating new technologies that fit into people’s lives.
Anna Thackeray
Managing Director
FEREF
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Anna is the Managing Director of leading entertainment agency Feref. Her last 12 months have included bringing together the UK Government with Disney and Lucasfilm to create the Star Wars: Made GREAT in Britain campaign, working between London and LA to launch an international campaign for Deadpool (20th Century Fox) and delivering a 28% year-on-year growth for Feref.

As part of her focus on developing industry talent, Anna led the way for Feref to become an IPA member and oversees the agency’s CPD programme. Anna’s own career was influenced early on by online marketing pioneer New Media Maze and digital innovator AKQA, before joining Feref in 2007.

Anna is a highly regarded operator by some of the world’s biggest brands and was nominated for the IPA and Campaign Women of Tomorrow Awards earlier this year. Outside work, she is committed to supporting charitable causes in Uganda and her native South Africa.
Theo Theodorou
GM EMEA
XAD LOCATION BASED MOBILE
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As Head of EMEA for xAd, a mobile location platform, he is tasked with bringing together buyers and sellers with ad targeting solutions focused on driving in-store traffic and sales within the region.

Prior to xAd, Theo served as the Senior VP, EMEA at Videology where he worked with advertisers and publishers building cross device opportunities in online video. He also spent a number of years at Apple as Head of Sales and Strategy for iAd in EMEA. He previously fulfilled a similar role at Microsoft as EMEA Head of Sales for Mobile Advertising implementing the launch of MSN Mobile’s ad product in multiple markets. He joined Microsoft as part of the ScreenTonic acquisition, where he drove the first mobile advertising banner formats on Orange’s mobile platform.

Theo has a detailed understanding of the challenges facing both advertisers and publishers in the new multi-screen digital world. He is also a Mobile Marketing Association and IAB board member.
Kristian Thomas
Olympic Gymnast
Lisa Thomas
Global Head of Brand & Managing Director
VIRGIN ENTERPRISES LIMITED
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Lisa graduated from Cambridge in French and Spanish and spent the first two years of her career at De La Rue as a trainee, learning the art of making money and marketing in Europe and South America. She began her career in advertising at the original home of direct marketing, Wunderman, gaining experience with blue chip brands including BA, Kraft, Amex and BT.

After five years, Lisa moved to the direct marketing hot shop, Craik Jones. Lisa was responsible for the development of the Land Rover account, taking it from a small UK piece of business to an award-winning global account in under five years.

Lisa was the first ever Craik Jones Board Director from outside the founding partners, rising to Deputy MD. Later, she was approached by M&C; Saatchi Group to start their direct marketing agency and LIDA opened in 2000. Lisa led the agency from start up to Campaign agency of the year 2013/2014. In 2010 Lisa was promoted to CEO of M&C; Saatchi UK Group, she joined Virgin in Feb 2016.
Kevin Thompson
Joint Managing Director
TAPESTRY RESEARCH
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Kevin’s one of the founding members of Tapestry, a research agency dedicated to delivering research that lives on through maths, modelling and clever simulators. Prior to Tapestry, Kevin was part of the Strategic Consulting team at Ipsos OTX, based in Austin, Texas. Apart from developing a curious soft spot for cowboy boots, he also led multidisciplinary teams of researchers, brand and design consultants on consumer decision journey studies for the likes of Wells Fargo, Unilever and Microsoft. Before that he was an SVP at Ipsos in New York and a Director of OTX Europe. With a background in Econometrics, he tends to specialise in the combination of consumer understanding and hardcore mathematics.
Suki Thompson
Chief Executive Officer
OYSTERCATCHERS
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Suki is CEO and co-founder of Oystercatchers, the industry-leading management consultants specialising in accelerating Marketing Performance through models, partnerships, pitches and marketing excellence training. Suki is an expert in new marketing models, global agency optimisation and how to effectively engage business partnerships. She advises amongst others; McDonald's, BA, Avis Budget Group, Sainsbury’s, UKTV.
Passionately committed to bringing real change to business and helping people excel no matter who they are, Suki champions diversity by creating industry partnerships with the WEP. She is Board Trustee for Macmillan Cancer Support and Touraid and believes that the workplace is the last frontier for conversations about mental illness.
Suki is former Chairman of The Marketing Society, a member of WACL and MGGB. Business Insider ranked Suki as one of the top 30 people in advertising to follow on Twitter. She has been named one of the world’s leading influencers by Creativepool
Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE
Entrepreneur and author
ASAP COMMUNICATIONS
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Owner of ASAP Communications, and author of ‘7 Traits of Highly Successful Women on Boards’, Dr Yvonne Thompson has always shown an entrepreneurial flair. Originally from Guyana, she evolved from freelance writing for many music industry papers including Music Week and IPC weekly, to being Music Editor for the UK's first Black Monthly glossy magazine, Root, and founder and director of the UK's first Black Music radio station, Choice FM. She also has over 20 years’ experience on public sector boards including DTI's Ethnic Minority Business Forum, African Caribbean Business Network, and many others where she brings energy, experience, dedication, and change to and for many. Having made her mark in the UK she was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honour List in 2003 for her services to women, small business and minorities. Ms Thompson has been hailed as a role model in the Black community in the UK and Europe and for women in general wanting to start their own business.
Kate Thornton
Founder & Editor-in-Chief
TBSEEN.COM
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Kate is an accomplished journalist, former magazine editor and broadcaster. The youngest editor of Smash Hits at 21, a Daily Mirror columnist and Contributing Editor at Marie Claire and contributor to The Sunday Times, she has been a regular face on TV and radio since 1997 and has hosted the likes of The X Factor, Comic Relief, This Morning, The Royal Variety Performance and Loose Women as well as her shows for BBC Radio 2.
Diana Tickell
Chief Executive
NABS
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Diana joined NABS as CEO in March 2015. Prior to this she was the executive director for marketing at Barnardo’s and acting deputy chief executive. Diana’s responsibility at Barnardo's included fundraising, the Retail and Trading division and the Media, Brand and Digital Communications teams. Diana joined Barnardo’s in 2002 as head of advertising and communications and steered Barnardo’s through some of its most controversial campaigns including the “cockroach baby” advertising campaign, raising the issues of child poverty and the re-launch of the Barnardo’s brand with the new strapline “Believe in Children”.
Diana has also worked at agencies Brann, Osprey and Lion, working on numerous charity accounts, including Save the Children and the Salvation Army. Now at NABS, Diana’s work has seen her guide the team in the creation and execution of a new brand strategy and positioning, a relaunch of of the Working Parents Programme and the evolution of a number of vital services & initiatives.
Sandi Toksvig
writer, actor, comedian, presenter and producer on British radio and television, and political activist
SANDITOKSVIG.COM
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Sandi Toksvig was born in Copenhagen, Denmark but grew up travelling the world. After graduating with a first class degree from Cambridge University Sandi began her acting career in the theatre before moving on to television hosting the children’s Saturday morning show No. 73. She has made television ever since and currently hosts Channel 4’s Fifteen To One. Sandi is well known on Radio 4 particularly as host of The News Quiz. Sandi has written over 20 books, including fact and fiction for both children and adults. Her latest stage play, Bully Boy, was the opening production of London’s newest theatre, the St James, London.
Alice Tonge
Creative Director
4CREATIVE
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Alice is a Creative Director at Channel 4’s multi award winning, in-house creative agency, 4creative.

Alice heads up the creative and design department at 4creative and has been responsible for many of its high profile campaigns, including the launch of 4seven, Gay Mountain and Alternative Voices, which were part of Channel 4’s Born Risky brand campaign. And more recently as Creative Director on the Channel 4 Rebrand and Paralympics campaign 2016.
Amelia Torode
Chief Strategy Officer
TBWA LONDON
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Amelia is a renowned strategic leader, a specialist in digital and Campaign’s ‘Planner of the Year’. She is a frequent speaker at industry events, including TEDx and the Guardian’s Media Summit, where she brings together leading edge thinking with a practical application of ideas for the advertising community.

She has extensive experience in brand and digital strategy, with previous roles as Strategy Director at Naked and most recently, Head of Strategy and Innovation at VCCP.

In her role at Good Relations, Amelia was responsible for driving the Group’s digital strategy, innovation and culture initiatives. During her time at VCCP, Amelia used her knowledge of digital technologies and advertising planning to create real-time strategies for clients such as O2, Dyson, London 2012 and Comparethemarket.com.
Jamie Toward
Managing Partner
KARMARAMA
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Jamie holds over a decade of social, mobile and commercial experience within the digital media landscape. Prior to joining creative agency Kamarama, Jamie spent just under four years at leading media agency MEC, where he was responsible for the content teams and managing content led solutions. A true leader in relationship building, managing media owners and understanding the technology, Jamie has brought a wealth of knowledge to his new role. At Kamarama, Jamie will be responsible for creating solutions and the junction of editorial, creative, data and tech.
John Travis
VP Marketing EMEA
ADOBE
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Based in London, John Travis is the Vice President of Marketing for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In this role, John is responsible for all marketing, campaign, and media strategy and delivery across the region. Previously, Travis spent eight years as Vice President of Brand and Campaign Marketing. Based in San Francisco, California, John was responsible for Adobe’s brand marketing worldwide, including brand strategy and identity, campaign strategy, web marketing, advertising, media strategy and events. John serves as a lead evangelist of the Adobe brand, driving innovative strategies and programs with the objective of building customer loyalty, affinity, and demand for Adobe’s brand and its diverse portfolio of products and solutions.

Prior to Adobe, Travis spent seventeen years in marketing, the majority of those at Intel Corporation where he provided leadership in corporate brand strategy and identity, campaign strategy, co-marketing, and advertising. At Intel, Travis spearheaded a comprehensive corporate re-branding initiative in 2006. He was also responsible for developing a number of breakthrough global campaigns for the Intel Inside® and Pentium brands.

Travis holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. He also achieved a Certificat Pratique de la Langue Française from Université Paul Valery, Montpellier, France. John currently serves on the board of the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and the Social Impact Council for the Ad Council.
Nick Trott
Editor
EVO
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Motoring journalist for 19 years, winner of the Guild of Motoring Writers journalist of the year and Headline Auto Editor of the year. Double winner at the London Motor Film Festival. Editor of evo since 2009. Overseen the growth of the evo brand, particularly in digital and video. evo is the world’s leading performance car title with 18 international print licensees, a successful website and app, and 500,000 subscribers (and 100million views) on YouTube.
Pamela Tsai
Global Director of Marketing
EPOCH MEDIA GROUP
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In the world of cluttered information, attention-deficit syndrome and growing epidemic of mistrust in mass media, Epoch Media is a pioneer in restoring consumer trust, attention and engagement of the story. Founded on the idea that media should stay true to the reader's interests and not be used as a tool of power, politics or commercial interests, Epoch Media is considered the most trusted source of information about China and Chinese market to audiences from around the world. By providing timely and insightful news and information that is completely free from censorship, Epoch Media is a leading disruptive force in democratizing the beauty of free media in the global Chinese market. The trust placed by a captured audience is the source of our growth. Spanning print, digital and TV, and available in 8 languages in print and 21 languages online, Epoch Media offers cutting-edge solutions for brands to inform, engage and inspire the right audience at the right time in the right context.
Craig Tuck
Sales Director
RADIUMONE
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Having spent 18 years in the media industry Craig Tuck now heads up the Sales division for RadiumOne, a leader in programmatic advertising, helping brands unlock the value of sharing, the most powerful signal through which to reach your next customer.

Spending the early years of his career in B2B publishing, Cinema, and then moving on to site representation business Lycos, and major digital media brands IGN, Mypace and AskMen working for a division of NewsCorp, Craig has now ‘found his home’ in programmatic martech.  Fascinated and motivated by helping clients reach their next customer, he thrives on creativity around audience, and helping brands respond to customers in a way that resonates in this new age.  No longer is a silo’ed approach good enough if results are expected, those silos need to come together as one system and RadiumOne helps brands and agencies understand and activate that system in an efficient and impactful way.
Grant Tudor
Founder
POPULIST
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Rupert Turnbull
Group International Publisher
TIME & FORTUNE
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Rupert started his career in Advertising at Leo Burnett, working on brands such as McDonalds and Mercedes and FMCG giants like Procter & Gamble and United Biscuits. From there he moved into magazine publishing where he has stayed for the last 17 years. Working on magazine brands including HELLO!, Men’s Health, Condé Nast Traveller, House & Garden and GQ. He was the Publisher at WIRED between 2010 and 2015 and oversaw its evolution from print magazine to multiplatform brand, with a digital portfolio, several annual conferences, a weekly podcast and a consulting business. His current role is Group International Publisher at TIME & Fortune, where he is responsible for driving existing and new revenues for both brands in all territories outside the US.
Mimi Turner
Marketing DIrector
THELADBIBLE
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Mimi Turner is Marketing Director of TheLADbible, the social and mobile publisher followed by half the entire UK 18-24 male population (and a fifth of women in the same age group). Described by the Financial Times as “a journalistic Jagerbomb,” TheLADbible has set about redefining the way young people consume content in the social and mobile age.
Prior to TheLADbible, Mimi worked for Richard Desmond as Group Director of Communications and Public Affairs for Northern & Shell, looking after Richard Desmond, Channel 5, Express Newspapers, The Health Lottery and OK! Magazine. Until October 2014 she was Director of Sales and Marketing at The Health Lottery.
Mimi began her career as science writer for Sunday Times and then the European Television Editor of The Hollywood Reporter for a decade. She studied Civil Engineering at Imperial College, London.
Nick Turner
International Executive Creative Director
RAZORFISH
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Nick Turner is responsible for driving the highest creative standards and output while attracting, inspiring and retaining exceptional talent. Prior to joining Razorfish, Nick spent 16 years at AKQA, joining as an art director in 1998 and progressing to Executive Creative Director in 2011. His extensive client list included Audi, Barclays, BMW, Fiat, Ferrari, Microsoft, Nissan, Orange, Philips, Sainsbury’s, TUI and Virgin Money. He was instrumental in helping AKQA become the world’s largest and most awarded agency in its field.
Guy Tytunovich
Entrepreneur
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A serial entrepreneur, Guy is the founder and former CEO of AdZouk - the Middle East and North Africa’s largest digital advertising hub, and the founder and current CEO of ComboTag - the world’s first safe advertising and publishing platform.
Guy’s task is to bring about a better digital advertising world, that would enable a sustainable free-internet environment, a high quality user experience, and a high relevancy advertising ecosystem that would bring real value to the advertisers.