A world-class mix of the industry's best and brightest.
Sam Baker
Co-founder, CEO & editor,
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Sam Baker grew up in Hampshire and after a degree in politics at Birmingham University became a journalist. She has edited some of the UK's biggest magazines, including Cosmopolitan, and was Editor in Chief of Red for six years. In 2015, she co-founded The Pool, the online platform that makes inspiring and original content for busy women, with broadcaster Lauren Laverne. Approaching its first birthday, it has been described as "a vision of women's media that goes beyond the glossy" by JWT Intelligence, and was cited by FIPP as one of the top ten media moments of 2015, alongside the launch of the Apple watch and Snapchat Discover. She is also a regular commentator on women's issues and the author of five novels. The latest, The Woman Who Ran is out now in pbk.
Simon Baker
Head of Branded Content
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I am a progressive marketing, branding and communications strategist focusing on cross platform content campaigns. I am also a pioneer of 'always on' brand publishing models.

I'm passionate about breaking down production and distribution models and building them up in an approach that works for today's audiences.

From producing the UK's most awarded TV ad break, to creating the UK's first 'always on'​ branded content studio and helping to establish ITV's branded content offering 'ITV AdVentures'. My aim is to help brands make their content work harder.

Through creative direction and production expertise I help redefine what is possible when using video to market, communicate and tell great stories. I'm lucky enough to work with some of the best talent in the industry, together producing content that our clients are proud of, and that's recognised by our peers.
Jackie Ballard
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Jackie joined Alcohol Concern at the beginning of July 2014, having previously been in a number of high profile positions. She has a wealth of experience and a seriously impressive track record, with key CEO roles at the RSPCA, Action on Hearing Loss and Womankind Worldwide. She came to Alcohol Concern to try and tackle the social issues surrounding alcohol, while campaigning for a change in drinking culture.
Marie-Claire Barker
Chief Global Talent Officer
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With a global talent manifesto of “Don’t just live, Thrive”, Marie-Claire has a global ambition to change the face of talent management in the industry through innovation, and to create a culture where every employee has the opportunity to thrive in their own unique way. She is responsible for driving change globally with the investment of innovative initiatives focused on the growth of MEC’s people such as happiness and mindfulness workshops, The Thrive Spirit, My Family Care Program and The Inspiration Fund.
Marie-Claire sits on the advisory board of the HR Management Institute in the US, and is the Chair of the 4 A's Talent Committee, where she is leading the initiative to change the face of talent management in our industry.
Prior to MEC, Marie-Claire served as Global Chief Talent Officer for Ogilvy & Mather, where she was responsible for all aspects of the company's human resources capabilities.
Marie-Claire is a Brit based in NYC with her husband and son.
Nathan Barling
Global Data Technology Director
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Nathan Barling is an industry recognised analytics & data leader who has helped design and implement data-driven marketing strategies for Dentsu Aegis Network clients across the globe. In his role as Global Data Technology Director, Nathan has worked with both ad agencies and clients to enable real-time data analytics while optimising the consumer journey across both the online & offline worlds.

Nathan has advised digital strategies to clients ranging from the largest companies in the world to small, local non-profits who are just starting up. He is an avid consumer of digital trends and is currently focused on designing an updated framework for real-time contextualised marketing.

A frequent speaker at digital conferences around the world, Nathan enjoys speaking on a variety of topics related to data, innovation, and connected marketing.
Emma Barnett
Women's Editor
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Felix Barrett
Artistic Director
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Artistic Director of Punchdrunk and a graduate and Honorary Fellow in Drama, University of Exeter, Felix has conceived, designed, and directed all of Punchdrunk’s productions since founding the company in 2000. He is a Critics’ Circle Drama Award winner and one of the first recipients of a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Breakthrough Fund Award, which supports exceptional arts practitioners in the development of their vision. He has worked with brands such Louis Vuitton, Stella Artois, Playstation and most recently Absolut Vodka. Felix also designed and directed Punchdrunk’s award-winning New York debut production of Sleep No More, which has been playing to sell out audiences since 2011.
Oli Barrett MBE
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Oli is a co-founder of Cospa, a social innovation agency working with companies and causes to create cross-sector campaigns which make money and make a difference. A recent example is Volunteer It Yourself, which helps young people to fix their own youth clubs, with Wickes, the DIY chain. He started Tenner (now run by Young Enterprise), the UK's largest schools enterprise scheme, which has challenged over 150,000 pupils to see what they can achieve in a month, starting with £10. He brought speed-networking to the UK and has led 11 international trade missions to the US, India and Brazil helping British companies (in health, clean-tech and web) to explore business opportunities. Oli’s entrepreneurial career started as a student and has included an events business in nine cities, an international language practice website & a sock subscription website. He spent two years on the Prime Minister's Council on Social Action & co-founded the national, business-funded campaign StartUp Britain.
Anna Bateson
Director of Digital
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Anna Bateson is the new Director of Digital at Charlotte Tilbury, a fast growing British based start-up. She is responsible for ecommerce, social, content, customer service and any manifestation of the digital customer experience.

Prior to this she was director of global consumer marketing at YouTube. She joined Google in 2009, leading YouTube marketing in EMEA, and moving over to the US in 2013 to take on this global role.

Previously, Anna was director of viewer marketing at ITV, where she was responsible for all programme and channel brand communication.

Before ITV Anna spent 4 years at MTV Networks UK, where she finished up as VP marketing across all the nine channel brands. She started her career at Bloomberg – where she ran all the European marketing and sponsorship programmes, and worked for Mike Bloomberg personally.
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Chief Media Officer
Claire Beale
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At the beginning of last year Claire was appointed the new position of brand editor of Marketing. Prior to this Claire edited the Campaign title for eight years and has worked for the title since the mid-1990s. She has written extensively on advertising and marketing for the national press, including a column in The Independent, and is a regular media commentator on the industry.
Graham Bednash
Director of Consumer Marketing, EMEA
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Graham is Google's Director of Consumer Marketing for EMEA and is responsible for Google Search, Maps and Chrome. He works in close collaboration with Google Creative Lab to ensure Google is pushing the boundaries of creative excellence and digital innovation. Before Google, Graham worked at some of the most influential and award-winning agencies in the communications industry including Michaelides + Bednash, HHCL and R/GA.
Ravleen Beeston
Head of Sales, Bing UK
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As Head of Sales for Bing UK, I lead an organisation of regional Sales Directors, Account Directors and Account Managers. In this role I hired and set up the entire UK Strategic Accounts Team for Bing as we migrated our Search business from Yahoo in late 2015.
Martin Belam
Social & New Formats Editor
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Martin Belam is Social & New Formats Editor for the Guardian in London. He helped set up UsVsTh3m and Ampp3d for the Daily Mirror, has worked at Sony and the BBC, and was previously Lead User Experience Architect at the Guardian
Natalie Bell
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VP, Content
Alison Bender
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Alison is an ESPN presenter and football reporter, contributing daily content, analysis and breaking news on Premier League, European and world football.

Bender first joined ESPN as a Champions League reporter in 2004, and contributed to ESPN FC’s coverage of the 2010 World Cup, hosting a daily roundup show from the tournament. For the past two years, Bender has hosted “Weekend Bender,” a digital segment with a light-hearted take on football’s biggest matches in Europe, appearing every Friday on ESPN FC.

With more than 15 years of experience in the football industry, Bender has worked for various global sports channels including Premier League TV, Real Madrid TV, Chelsea TV and Sky Sports News.
Lucy Beresford
Psychotherapist & LBC Radio Presenter
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Lucy Beresford is a psychotherapist, broadcaster and writer.

An acclaimed author of both fiction and non-fiction, she also hosts a weekly radio show on LBC and is a regular reviewing the newspapers on Sky News.

In the business arena, Lucy provides consultancy work to global corporates and PR agencies, bringing psychological insight to an understanding of clients, products or brands.

Lucy will be sitting as one of four panelists in our session, and will bring her extensive knowledge of how emotions work, relationships and how the mind works to the discussion.
Marco Bertozzi
Global Chief Executive, Performance Marketing
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St. John Betteridge
MD of Advertising
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Saint has seen the advertising sales market change over the past two decades in roles in some of the country’s most respected publishers. In his role as MD of advertising for Europe at Time Out, he is responsible for leading all revenue generating activities across Print, Creative Solutions and Premium Profiles, International Sales, Programmatic and Major Partnerships, as well as developing Europe-wide commercial partnerships. Prior to joining Time Out, he held positions at IPC, Emap and Dennis Publishing, where he managed commercial revenue across their portfolios of titles.
Nina Bibby
Marketing & Consumer Director
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Nina has commercial profit and loss accountability for the consumer mobile business at 02. She also has responsibility for brand, marketing communications, customer experience & strategy, devices and sustainability.
She joined Telefonica UK from Barclaycard, where as CMO she sat on the Executive Committee and oversaw the launch of innovations such as Payband and Bespoke Offers.

Prior to Barclaycard, Nina was SVP of Global Brand Management at IHG, where she led the successful re-launch of Holiday Inn, the largest of its kind in the hospitality industry. Before that, Nina held a variety of roles at Diageo over 9 years including Commercial Strategy Director, Brand Director for Baileys and Pimms and Global Brand Director of Reserve Brands.

Nina has an MBA from INSEAD. Nina is also a NED of Barratt Developments plc, a member of the British Airways International Business Advisory Board, a member of WACL and a fellow of the Marketing Society.
Nicolas Bidon
Managing Director
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Jenny Biggam
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Jenny is a leading figure in the media industry. She set up the7stars in September 2005 along with her business partner Mark Jarvis. Previously she held a Board position at Carat - and prior to that was at ZenithOptimedia. Jenny has led the7stars to become the largest and fastest growing independent media agency in the UK. In the last year, she is very proud to have steered the agency to become both Campaign Magazine and Media Weeks’ Agency of the Year 2015, The Sunday Times’s 4th Best Company to work for (ranking in the top 5 for the last 4 years) and listed within The Telegraph’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. Her aim 10 years ago was to create a business that not only delivered great ideas and fantastic work for clients but that was also a nice place to work. She has achieved this by creating a unique workplace that places people above process, banishing cumbersome rules and processes and spending a lot of time creating a different way of working.
Bethan Bishop
Head of Innovation & Industry Engagement
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Bethan is a strategic leader in health innovation with a specific interest and knowledge digital technology enablement. She is passionate about developing talent and is expert in creating partnerships to accelerate the adoption of innovation. Bethan has developed a distinctive 20 year career within the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, and is working with a number of health related businesses on their innovation strategy and product development. She provides strategic insight, maximises collaboration opportunities and delivers successful adoption of healthcare innovation through the exploitation of new business models.

Bethan joined the NHS from the pharmaceutical industry 15 years ago to strategically lead innovation, research and industry engagement.

Prior to joining the NHS, her work in the pharmaceutical industry spanned the whole lifecycle of clinical drug development. Bethan is an NLP practitioner, coach & mentor and an active blogger, www.bethanbishop.com.
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Dirk Bittermann
Chief Executive Officer
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Dirk is CEO of BBDO Düsseldorf and Proximity Worldwide. With around 270 people and a mix of multinational and local clients like MARS, ITG, Dr. Oetker, Beck´s, Postbank, SAP, Henkel, Bayer or Pepsi the Düsseldorf office is the "heart" of BBDO Group Germany.

Dirk has been with BBDO since 2001, before that he spent 10 years in Berlin, studying, founding his own agency and later on working for Scholz & Friends and Metadesign. He is married and a father oft wo grown-up children.
Hannah Blake
Open Innovation Director
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Hannah is Open Innovation Director for the media agency MEC. Here she is responsible for helping the agency and its clients to collaborate and partner with start-ups and early stage technology in addition to harnessing a more entrepreneurial culture within the organisation. Prior to this she ran BBC Worldwide Labs, BBC Worldwide’s award winning start-up accelerator. Hannah is experienced in identifying and forging commercial partnerships for a number of large organisations and digital media start-ups, which means she has insider knowledge of how young companies, can scale and grow through a networked model and how established organisations can adopt new, innovative ways of working. Hannah has a unique ability to quickly understand start-up business models and translate them for the corporate world, enabling two very different companies to work closely together and collaborate on profitable, long-term partnerships.
Monica Bloom
Vice President, Global Integrated Marketing
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As Vice President of Global Integrated Marketing at Getty Images, Monica is the creative powerhouse behind developing new ideas that push the brand forward and drive the bottom line. Monica oversees the integration of all of Getty Images’ marketing channels both strategically and tactically, ensuring efforts are streamlined and marketing campaigns for Getty Images and iStock by Getty Images are maximized.

Prior to joining Getty Images, Monica was Senior Vice President of Marketing for SundanceTV. Bloom was instrumental in the success of the network’s original programming, the recent rebranding of the network and has been recognized for her edgy and innovative marketing strategies. Among others, her work has been recognized at the PromaxBDA Awards, CTAM, and The Webby Awards with two of the shows she launched, ‘Rectify’ and ‘The Honorable Women,’ receiving 2015 Peabody Awards.

Prior to joining SundanceTV, Bloom spent nearly four years as the Head of Brand Strategy and Development at (RED), the New York based organization created by Bono and Bobby Shriver to drive corporate profits into the fight against AIDS. Bloom has also over 15 years of experience working for the world’s most celebrated agencies.

Bloom graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in design. Bloom serves on the board of the non-profit The New York Foundling, New York City’s oldest charitable organization, that empowers children and families in need, is on the executive board of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT NY) and is an advisory board member for digital consultancy group, Partners & Partners.
Nick Blunden
Managing Director, Global Client Strategy
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Dr Simon Blyth
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Simon founded Actant in 2011. Prior to this he was Practice Head at the design and innovation consultancy IDEO. Over the past years his clients have included: SAB Miller, Mondelez International, Bacardi Global Brands, Department for International Development, Nestle, Unilever and Premier Foods.

With a PhD in Sociology, he’s passionate about identifying ‘cultural opportunities’ and designing new ‘social practices’ for his clients. Simon is regularly invited to write and speak on sociology of consumption, design thinking and behaviour change. He has a special interest in masculinities, feminism and gender politics.

Recent publications include ʻDesign Thinking and the Big Society: From Solving Personal Troubles to Designing Social Problemsʼ, ʻThe Dig: Is Archaeology the New Ethnography?ʼ and ʻRe-thinging (typo intended) Market Researchʼ.

Simon has taught at the universities of Bath, Oxford and Southampton.
Yannick Bollorè
Global Chairman & CEO
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Michael Bond
Data Protection & Privacy Advisor
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Privacy and data protection are a passion for Michael. As a data protection subject matter expert, he believes in a positive sum paradigm where compliance with data protection law and business objectives are not mutually exclusive but complementary.

Ferociously detail orientated and eminently pragmatic, Michael continually strives for excellence across all projects that touch data protection; from designing privacy into multi-million pound digital products, platforms and services, to maximising marketing permissions and the customer experience.

When it comes to investigating complaints, responding to the regulator and negotiating contracts, Michael is most comfortable taking the lead. Michael prides himself on being an excellent communicator and team player, supporting colleagues across business units, trusting in his proven ability to get the best results, every time.

Michael regularly contributes to peer reviewed publications and speaks at industry events. He also sit on the board of the Data Protection Network and is a member of the IAPP.

Michael has a wide remit across publications and jurisdictions but particular areas of focus include:

- contract drafting and negotiation for supplier relationships;
- advisory notes and briefing documents on key issues;
- policy drafting and development;
- subject access requests, as well as disclosures;
- regulatory responses, such as complaints from the ICO, ASA etc,
- complaint reporting at board level,
- privacy by design; and
- PCI compliance.
Michael Bonner
Associate Editor
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Michael Bonner is Uncut magazine's award-winning Associate Editor. A
senior journalist with over 20 years’ experience, Michael has interviewed
world class artists including Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Mick Jagger, Keith
Richards, David Gilmour, Roger Waters and Pete Townshend. He was once
given fruit by Paul McCartney. He is also a regular contributor to Sky
Arts music series, Discovering, and has appeared on Al Jazeera, CNN and
across the BBC network.
This week, his favourite David Bowie album is Scary Monsters (And Super
Roger Bootle
Economist, Journalist
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Roger Bootle is Executive Chairman of Capital Economics. He is also a Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee. He was formerly Group Chief Economist of HSBC and, under the last Conservative government in the UK, he was a member of the former Chancellor’s panel of Independent Economic Advisers, the so-called “Wise Men”. He is a regular contributor to The Daily Telegraph and also appears frequently on television and radio. He holds two degrees from Oxford University and his first job was as a Lecturer in Economics there, at St Anne’s College.

Roger’s latest book, The Trouble with Europe, published in April of this year in paperback, examines how the EU needs to be reformed and what could take its place if it fails to change. This book follows The Trouble with Markets and Money for Nothing, which were widely acclaimed. This followed the success of The Death of Inflation, published in 1996, which became a best-seller and was subsequently translated into nine languages. Initially dismissed as extreme, The Death of Inflation is now widely recognised as prophetic. Roger is also joint author of the book Theory of Money, and author of Index-Linked Gilts.
Paul Bosher
Global Head of Consumer Planning and Insight
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Paul Bosher started his career in market research on the agency side – AGB, Taylor Nelson, IRI before moving on to the client side with Johnson and Johnson where he enjoyed a 13 year career predominantly in sales and marketing as channel director for Grocery. He moved back into the world of insights in 2010 as European Insights Director for Coca-Cola Enterprises and then in December 2014 joined Boots as Global Head of Research. In February of this year he was appointed as Global Head of Consumer Planning and Insight for Walgreens Boots Alliance.
Philip Bourchier O'Ferrall
Head of Velocity International, SVP
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Philip O’Ferrall is Head of Viacom Velocity International, the International Brand Engagement and Branded Content team within Viacom based in London & New York reporting directly to VIMN’s President Robert Bakish. Philip is also the co-founder and non-executive director of Travesty Media, alongside comedian and writer Alan Carr.

​O’Ferrall is responsible for building on the success of Viacom Velocity internationally, combining his solid commercial experience with a deep understanding of how to build best in class digital and social media engagement with award-winning content underpinned by ‘big data’ and measurement on and off network, for the benefit of Viacom International’s brands and commercial partners around the world.

As part of his prior remit as SVP, International Digital Media, VIMN, O’Ferrall led the global ex US business including the development of new content solutions, technology platforms and strategic partnerships with major industry players in the digital arena. These included new ventures, affiliate relationships, distribution and mobile as well as creating 360-degree TV commissioning strategy for new programming ensuring the world of digital and linear TV grew together.
During this period O’Ferrall was responsible for spearheading a number of innovative initiatives including the international launch of My Nick Jr – Nickelodeon’s first customized kids’ platform - in the UK, the US and China, the launch of YourMTVTop20, the world’s first social media powered music video chart; MTV Always On, MTV’s pop cultutre cross platform content factory continuing the expeditious roll-out of MTV VOD and the MTV News app and social voting campaigns including MTV Stars, MTV’s Hottest Summer Superstar.
Prior to overseeing VIMN’s international portfolio, O’Ferrall was SVP Digital, MTV UK. He joined VIMN (formerly MTV Networks) in 2007 from Twofour Group, the UK’s largest regional broadcast and production company, where he held the position of Executive Director, responsible for online, mobile and interactive strategy across the entire Twofour Group output.

Aside from his role at VIMN, O’Ferrall enjoys an active role in the Royal Television Society and is a voting member for both The International Emmy Awards and BAFTA and is a Non Executive Board Member of Script & Format Television Business Travesty Media Ltd. O’Ferrall was named in The Evening Standard’s 1,000 most influential people in London and listed in Debretts People of Power 2010, 11, 12, 13, & 2014.
Stuart Bowden
Chief Strategy Officer
Mark Boyd
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Mark Boyd is the Co-Founder of Gravity Road, an agency bringing together the best of the advertising, communication and entertainment sectors in new ways. Gravity Road exists to create things people that want to spend time with. At only two years old it has created BAFTA & Cannes Lions winning work for the likes of Bacardi Global, Sainsbury’s, Huffington Post & Cadbury’s.
Mark joined from Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) where he was Creative Director/Head of Content and Partner. Mark has worked across various sectors in the media and entertainment business: brands (mobile operator, 3), media owners / content creators (Virgin Media) and agencies (BBH, TBWA, Drum PHD). This breadth has allowed him to pioneer new content opportunities for clients beyond traditional advertising.
Rick Boyko
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Rick is the founding member of Sparkstarters, an executive creative collaboration training program comprised of renowned entrepreneurs, marketers and advertising leaders. Their mission is to help companies become more competitive by liberating the creativity that’s hidden within every organization.

In 2012, after ten years, Rick stepped down as Director and Professor at the VCU Brandcenter, where under his leadership the curriculum evoloved to include five tracks and doubled in size. The VCU Brandcenter Master's program, part of VCU's School of Business, has been recognized by the 4A's, Ad Age and BusinessWeek as a top graduate program in advertising, marketing, digital media, and business.

Prior to the Brandcenter, Rick spent 30 years creating advertising for major brands at agencies including Leo Burnett, Chiat/Day, and Ogilvy & Mather. As Co-President, Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy North America, he integrated Ogilvy’s North American offices leading the agency to be named Agency of the year by Advertising Age in 2000.

Throughout his career, Rick has been dedicated to improving the industry he loves, having served on the Boards of the 4A’s, Art Directors Club (ADC) and One Club. Currently, he sits on the Board of Advertising Week where in 2011 he conceived and helped produce the video Pursuit Of Passion, Diversity in Advertising.

In 2012, in honor of his many contributions to the industry, Rick was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Hall of fame.
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Nick Bradley
Commercial Director
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Nick is commercial director of Factory Media EMEA overseeing all advertising operations.
Nick joined the business in October 2014 and prior to his appointment held senior leadership positions at Microsoft, Time Inc UK and News UK.
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Global Director, Digital Ad Revenue & Data
Will Brass
Head of Sales & Marketing
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Will Brass started his career as a barrister before developing an expertise in football as a corporate financier. Having been an adviser to club owners at Rothschild, Head of Business Development at Tottenham Hotspur, a third party commercial agent at Creative Artists Agency and as a football fan himself, Will has a broad perspective on the game and the stakeholders within it.

Today Will is Head of Sales and Marketing for the Premier League, where he is responsible for all marketing and brand activities. He is also building up a new partnerships function, given the League’s recent decision to move away from a title sponsorship commercial model.
Jeff Brazier
TV Presenter, Life & Business Coach
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Jeff Brazier first hit our screens in 2001 when he took part in Shipwrecked, one of the UK’s first reality TV shows. A hugely successful career ensued that saw Jeff appear on the likes of Celebrity Wife Swap, The Farm (which he won) and Sky One’s The Match and Celebrity Soccer Six.

As well as his television career, Jeff has forged a new career as a life coach, specialising in areas ranging from bereavement, separation and single parenting through to sports performance, time management, business development and youth development. On top of this, Jeff continues to feed his passion for football as a coach.

Jeff has found great satisfaction in sharing his experience as a single parent of children dealing with grief with other recently bereaved families and is a Patron of Grief Encounter. His latest venture is set to be the launch of a new 14 day online personal improvement course, Jeff Brazier’s ‘Increase Your Positivity, Confidence and Happiness.”
Mike Brett
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MIKE BRETT co-founded award-winning independent production company Archer’s Mark with his creative partner Steve Jamison. The pair’s debut feature doc NEXT GOAL WINS won the 2014 Moët BIFA for Best Documentary, earning them recognition as two of BAFTA’s Breakthrough Brits, and Screen International Future Leaders. Most recently, Mike produced NOTES ON BLINDNESS and its VR sister project NOTES ON BLINDNESS: INTO DARKNESS.

A strong creative cross-pollination between Archer’s Mark’s Commercial and Feature Film departments informs the company’s ongoing aim: to produce bold, innovative and strongly authored work with wide international appeal
Julian Brewer
Head of Digital Sales & Products
Kerris Bright
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Kerris is the Chief Marketing Officer at Virgin Media, appointed in January 2015 to lead an expanded marketing department with a remit which now adds data, insight and analytics to brand management and customer marketing.

Previously, she held a number of senior marketing roles at companies including Unilever, AkzoNobel and British Airways, where she led the airline’s 'To Fly: To Serve' brand campaign.

She is a commercially and digitally savvy business leader with creative flair. She has a talent for crafting brands and driving profitable growth gained through working with both global ‘superbrands’ and local ‘jewels’ alike.
Matt Brittin
President, Google EMEA
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Matt heads up Google’s business and operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa helping consumers and businesses make the most of the digital opportunity.

Joining Google in 2007 to help build its business in the UK, he became MD of Google UK two years later. In 2011, he was promoted to VP of Northern and Central Europe, before taking over as President in EMEA in 2014.

Matt is a non­executive director of Sainsbury’s, and a Trustee of charities The Climate Group and The Media Trust. Matt has had a long career in media and marketing, joining Google from the newspaper industry, where he led commercial and digital operations at the biggest UK publisher. He previously worked at management consultancy McKinsey.

Matt lives in London, near the Thames, with his wife, teenage sons and small dog.
Dan Brooke
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
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Dan heads up Marketing, Press and Publicity, in-house creative agency 4Creative and Corporate Relations across the Channel 4 group. He joined from documentary producer Rare Day, where he was Managing Director. Previously, he was Managing Director of Discovery Networks UK, leading Discovery’s portfolio of channels through a period of change and innovation with the launches of seven new channels and several digital media services.

Brooke also worked at Channel 4 from 1998 to 2005, joining as the Head of Marketing & Development for FilmFour, rising to be Managing Director of Digital Channels. He was responsible for the development and award-winning launches of E4, Film4 and More4 and, in 2001, was elected Young Marketer of the Year by the Marketing Society for his role in the birth of E4.

Under Brooke’s direction, Channel 4’s award-winning 4Creative and Marketing teams were recently awarded Campaign’s 2015 Advertiser of the Year.
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Ian Broom
CEO and Founder
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Ian Broom is CEO at Fliplet. Fliplet is an app development platform with the goal of making enterprise apps easier and more cost effective for companies to build and maintain. Since its launch in 2013, some of the world’s leading brands including Marriott, Mars and Deloitte have used Fliplet to build and maintain their own enterprise apps.

Ian founded Weboo, the company that created Fliplet, in Australia in 2002 and opened the London office in 2009. Initially a digital agency undertaking web design projects, Weboo has attracted clients including Google, Cancer Research UK and Vodafone.

In parallel to Weboo Ian co-founded Launch48 in 2009. Launch48 is a series of events designed to help potential entrepreneurs create ideas, build products and form their own start-ups within 48 hours. After working with over 1,500 entrepreneurs at over 25 events he sold the company in 2012 but remains involved as a board member.
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Derek Brown
Head of Strategy
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Derek Brown was appointed as The Sun’s Head of Strategy in January 2014. Derek is responsible for developing strategies for the paper’s existing platforms.
Michael Brown
Managing Director
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Michael has 15 years’ experience as an MD working across event marketing, PR and experiential.

Since 2013 he has been building new UK experiential agency – psLIVE, and has carved out a major foothold, with significant year on year growth in the very competitive experiential sector. This was achieved by trading on robust use of data and the amplification of the live experience in the digital/social space. Increasingly psLIVE is achieving its vision of putting experiential at the heart of a media plan and leveraging bought, owned and earned channels around content created from their live work. An enviable portfolio of award winning work includes adidas, British Airways, 20th Century Fox and Microsoft.

In his time Michael has flown a hot air balloon through Tower Bridge for Disney, hired a US Navy aircraft carrier to launch X Men, and painted a 200ft tall Homer Simpson in his pants next to the Cerne Abba chalk giant heritage site: The world's greatest PR stunt according to the BBC!
Guy Browning
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Guy Browning is the creator of The Guardian’s Office column, presenter of Small Talk on Radio 4, and author of a slew of bestsellers. His latest book is The Pocket Guru, a brilliantly accessible guide to enterprise.

Guy originally started work as a copywriter at DMB&B;, he went on to become Creative Director of the global marketing agency Added Value. He's rewound for his G.S.O.H., and his expertise lies in the use of creativity in business.

Guy now runs the Smokehouse consultancy, helping companies conceive more interesting
products, services and processes, and better ways of communicating.

Guy will be comparing our session; guiding our panel and audience through what it means to evoke and provoke emotions in advertising.
Neil Bruce
Head of Mobile, UK
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Mindshare UK’s Head of Mobile, Neil joined from Mobile specialist Somo in September 2014. Drawing upon a background in account planning, he has spent the last 5 years working in mobile, and is passionate about the power of mobile technology in enhancing the communications mix.

Neil works across all of Mindshare UK’s clients, advising on mobile strategy, developing new and exclusive relationships in the mobile space and working within Mindshare’s global network of mobile specialists.

A regular commentator on the mobile market on television and in the press, Neil has contributed to titles including Media Week, The Drum, Marketing, Campaign and Bloomberg Television.
Kevin Bryant
Marketing Manager
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25 years marketing experience with East Midlands Electricity Board, East Midlands Electricity, PowerGen and E.ON. I have managed research, above the line advertising, below the line advertising and our online activities. I've spent half my career trying the make the meter spin faster with electric space and water heating and the other half slowing it down with energy efficiency.
Alan Brydon
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Alan has been in the media industry for 35 years. He has worked in full-service creative agencies, in media agencies, on the advertising sales side, and spent a short while trying to make his millions at a Venture Capital fund in the first dot-com boom (Obviously, he didn’t!).

His early career was at Abbott Mead Vickers for almost 18 years, where he rose to Media Director.

He spent spells at two other media agencies, PHD and MEC, before transferring over to the sales side at Associated Newspapers as Advertisement Director at the (then paid-for) Evening Standard.
After 4 years he became Head of Investment at MPG, which in his 8 years there became the Havas Media Group of today.

In May 2015 he became CEO of the trade marketing body for the Out-of-Home industry. With his Chairman, Mark Craze, he oversaw the rebrand and relaunch in September as Outsmart, and has since led the new team in a drive to inform, educate and inspire clients and agencies to do wonderful things in OOH.
Karen Buchanan
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Karen was appointed CEO of Publicis London in 2011. During this time she has focused on delivering new kinds of thinking and creativity, utilising the diverse range of talent and skill sets now present in the agency. This has led to the launch of the ground breaking Depaul Box Company, Brian the Robot for Confused.com, as well as work across clients as varied as Renault, P&G;, Beefeater, UBS and Nescafé.
Prior to joining Publicis London, Karen was Managing Director of The Red Brick Road, where she also spent five years running all aspects of the UK Tesco business. Before that Karen spent 15 years at DDB where she gained extensive food sector experience working across the Knorr portfolio of brands and rose to become part of the management team. Here she oversaw many creatively awarded and IPA Effectiveness winning campaigns for famous brands including Marmite, Channel 4 and Hovis. Karen is currently Chairman of the IPA Value of Creativity Group and a proud member of WACL.
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Sacha Bunatyan
Marketing Director, B2C
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Sacha has built her 18-year career exclusively within the world of digital innovations, working at the Financial Times, Emap, AOL, and now Amnet. Sacha is passionate about growing businesses by driving technological innovation and building successful teams that are high-skilled at navigating the ever-changing world of digital advertising.

At Amnet Sacha has overseen the roll-out of programmatic buying for majority of Aegis clients and across the web, mobile, social and video, ensuring the right technology solutions are engaged and used to their full potential.

She is an inaugural member of the Digital Trading Standards Group (DTSG), driving trading principles that reflect the standards and requirements of Aegis clients across the industry.

Originally from Kiev, Sacha lives in London with her husband and 2 year old twin boys. Sacha possesses an MBA from London Business School.
Dave Buonaguidi
Chief Creative Officer
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Dave started in advertising in the mid 80’s.

Working at a variety of agencies, was employee number 6 at HHCL before founding St.Luke’s in the 90’s, the worlds first advertising co-operative.

He then worked client-side as creative director at Channel4 laying the egg that became 4 Creative.

He founded Karmarama in 2000. And resigned in July 2014 to do something new. In 2015 he joined Crispin Porter + Bogusky as the agency's London Chief Creative Officer.

Dave’s got 4 motorcycles. 1 wife. 1 lizard called Gary, 2 kids. 2 cats. 1 dog, 5 guns and used to play cricket for Italy.
Dino Burbridge
Director of Innovation and Technology
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Dino is strange. Good strange. He is a trained designer, coder, illustrator, musician, electronics engineer, mechanic and tinkerer of everything digital. His role as Director of Technology and Innovation at WCRS allows him to play across all of these fields to create ground-breaking digital experiences. His 22 year digital career has seen him work across a number of companies including the BBC, Disney, Digital Outlook and Mind Candy.

In the last year, his crack squad of creative technologists at WCRS have created face-tracking digital posters, immersive 360º video experiences for the Armed Forces, giant billboards in Piccadilly that track Candy Crush busses as they pass, shakable mobile ads, Jenson Button in a Santander cash machine and even a digitally enhanced multi-player donkey derby.

He was also part of the team on the Women’s Aid billboard that went on to win the 2016 BIMA Grand Prix and a Gold Lion in Cannes.
Tim Burge
Associate Director
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Tim has over 10 years experience in research in both the UK and Australia where he spent 5 years. He has worked both clientside and agency side, specialising in Qualitative research. Tim has a keen interest in brand strategy and comms development.
Patrick Burgoyne
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Patrick Burgoyne has been the editor of Creative Review magazine since 1999. Before joining the magazine (as Staff Writer) he worked in marketing, first for the Body Shop and later for the University of Westminster, whilst also moonlighting as a writer for magazines such as The Big Issue. He is also the author of several books on design and visual culture and has written for many publications, including The Guardian, The Independent, Scotland on Sunday, Arena and La Repubblica.
Jessica Burley
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Jess Burley has over 20 years’ experience in media, working previously as the Group Managing Director of Hearst in the UK, responsible for Hearst Digital and The National Magazine Company portfolio.
Jess joined m/SIX (the WPP joint venture between The&Partnership; and Groupm) as Global CEO in May 2010. Jess is also Chairman of AllTogetherNow, The&Partnership;’s content agency.

Jess is currently a Non-Exec Director at UK Mail Plc and Quarto Plc and previously held Non-Exec roles at Jacques Vert Plc and TalkTalk Telecom Plc. Jess is passionate about helping young people lead happy and fulfilled lives, in her spare time she is a trustee of The Mix (a recent merger between Get Connected and YouthNet) the young person’s charity supporting 13-24 year olds.
David Burnand
Head of Marketing for Northern Europe at Adobe Marketing Cloud
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Kate Burns
BuzzFeed General Manager, Europe
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Kate Burns is the General Manager for Europe, responsible for developing and scaling business and growth for BuzzFeed across the region. Kate is a well-respected internet advertising veteran and was the first international hire at Google as Director, UK Ireland and Benelux.
Prior to BuzzFeed, Kate was Vice President & Managing Director, Europe at Bebo and then CEO of AOL Europe, where she oversaw the day-to-day operations of AOL's UK and Ireland business. During her time at AOL, she successfully reset the strategy and rebuilt the business into a profitable model. Kate is a regular fixture in the digital marketing and advertising scene, frequently speaking on digital and social advertising future trends. Kate is also a keen horsewoman (show jumping) and regularly competes at national level.
Ian Burrell
Media Columnist
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Tom Butta
Chief Marketing Officer
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Tom Butta, CMO, Sprinklr

Tom is a marketing leader who has spent his career helping some of the world’s most pioneering enterprise software companies build trusted, global brands that have defined and fundamentally transformed entire industries. As CMO of Sprinklr, he is positioning the enterprise social technology company and its clients to grow and thrive in the age of the empowered and connected customer.

Prior to joining Sprinklr, Tom served as Consultant-in-Residence at Andreessen Horowitz, where he worked to define the venture capital firm’s points of view as a guide for Fortune 2000 companies and entrepreneurs looking for insights about the future of technology. Before that, he was CMO of AppNexus, the world's largest independent ad-tech company.

Tom earned his B.A. in English and Economics from Hamilton College, and is a board advisor to BlueCava and Smigin.
Adam Butters
Planning Director
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Adam Buxton is a comedy performer, television and radio presenter, actor, and writer.
He first made his name (along with Joe Cornish) with The Adam And Joe Show, a pop culture parody packed review that ran for four series on Channel 4. The show’s revolutionary homemade approach prefigured internet sites like You Tube where new and old ‘Adam and Joe’ clips are now watched by millions.
With their many subsequent TV projects (including Takeover TV, Shock Video and Adam and Joe Go Tokyo!) and radio shows (including shows on XFM and BBC Radio 6 Music), Adam and Joe have continued to build a major cult following as comedy commentators on the absurdities of the Media, consumer culture and everyday life.

Independently, Adam has acted in a number of programmes including The Last Chancers (which he co-wrote), The IT Crowd. Adam’s live show BUG, in which he reviews music videos and examines the absurdities of YouTube comments,
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Natasha Byrne
Digital Strategist
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Natasha Byrne has worked in digital media since 2003 and for the past 13 years has been passionate about becoming an expert on everything digital and have had years of experience leading blue chip companies global digital strategy across SEO, search, programmatic, email, display, mobile, partnerships, social, and emerging platforms and can both plan as well as implement campaigns across all digital disciplines.

After having worked for clients such as BMW, AB InBev and most recently Goodyear and ExxonMobil at Universal Mccann, Natasha has worked on a multitude of campaigns which have focused on driving offline sales with online media.