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Jasper Jackson
Assistant Media Editor
GUARDIAN NEWS & MEDIA
Kathryn Jacob
CEO
PEARL & DEAN
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Kathryn is CEO of Pearl & Dean and in her pre-cinema life she worked in national newspapers, magazines and radio. After the sale of Virgin Radio she worked in a cross-platform role, at Scottish Media Group, which encompassed television, posters, radio and cinema. Obviously wanting to spend her life eating popcorn and watching films, she joined Pearl & Dean as CEO. Since then, Pearl & Dean has started selling ads on planes, in theatre (a first that won a Media Week Award) and partnering up with pop-up cinemas to bring an upmarket and discerning audience to brands outside of the cinema walls. If that wasn’t enough, new initiatives include film partnerships and product placement. Outside of work Kathryn sits on the board of Women’s Aid, the Development Board at RADA and the Council of the Advertising Association. She’s also a member of WACL and is on the Government Expert Group on Body Confidence. She has two children, a lovely husband and not enough hours in the day.
Alex James
Cheese Maker & Bass Player
BLUR
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Alex James was born in Bournemouth, Dorset in 1968. He first picked up the bass in 1984 and after meeting Graham Coxon at Goldsmiths College, became the bassist in Blur alongside Graham, Dave Rowntree and Damon Albarn when the band formed in 1989. Blur went on to become one of the most successful and influential bands of the Britpop era. The band’s seven studio albums topped the charts in the UK, with 11 top 10 singles along the way, including Country House, Song 2 and Beetlebum. And 16 years since their last album as a four-piece, 2015 saw the release of The Magic Whip, the critically acclaimed new studio album from Blur. The band went on to headline at the Isle of Wight Festival and London’s Hyde Park.
A prolific writer, and broadcaster Alex James has a regular column in the Sunday Telegraph called ‘Mucking In’ which focuses on farm and family life . He also writes about food for The Sun, and has previously been employed as a columnist for Q Magazine, The Spectator and The Independent. He has a show every Saturday on Classic FM and has been a regular contributor to Radio 4’s On Your Farm. 2007 saw the publication of A Bit Of A Blur, the first instalment of his memoir, the second volume All Cheeses Great And Small was published in 2011.

He has also had great success as a cheese maker and co-creator of ‘Alex James Presents’ – a range of award winning British artisan cheeses including ‘Blue Monday’, ‘Good Queen Maude’, ‘Little Wallop’, ‘Farleigh Wallop’, and ‘Goddess’ which recently won the top accolade of Super Gold at the World Cheese Awards.

And in September, James will once again host the annual food and music festival The Big Festival on his farm.

Alex James is married and lives on a farm in the Cotswolds with his wife and five children.
Pip Jamieson
Founder
THE DOTS
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Pip is the Founder of The Dots - www.thedots.co.uk - a professional networking platform designed to help creatives and companies showcase work, network, collaborate and connect with commercial opportunities.

Named as one of Australia's top female entrepreneurs, Pip has had an extraordinary start-up journey from quitting her dream job at MTV, sinking her life savings into co-founding her first venture in Australia - which she quickly grew into the leading professional networking platform for creatives in the region - to exit and then launching a further improved offering here in the UK.

The Dots launched in the UK late last year and has already attracted 2,900+ companies who have joined the site to promote their brand, attract clients and hire talent - some of which are BBC, Vice, Spotify, TATE, Net-a-Porter, Facebook, Wolff Olins, Pentagram, Universal Music, Twitter, United Visual Artists, AKQA, Condé Nast, Twitter, V&A;, W+K, Guardian and many more.
Nina Jasinski
Chief Marketing Officer
OGILVY & MATHER GROUP
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Nina is Chief Marketing Officer of Ogilvy & Mather Group in the UK.

Nina read Economics at UCL and cut her teeth at the FT. She then joined the world of advertising and has helped promote and grow some of the most prestigious communication brands in the UK including Rainy Kelly Campbell Roalfe, Dare, MCBD, Leo Burnett and Partners Andrews Aldridge. She has spent an equal amount of time working in advertising as well as direct and digital agencies so understands issues of integration, digital and convergence perfectly. Prior to Ogilvy she was the CMO of Engine - including WCRS, Jam and PAA - and over saw its most successful period of growth and new business wins.

Nina is an active member of WACL, she also sits on the NABS committee, and is a Business Leader at the Marketing Society,

Specialties: Marketing professional services brands and building value in them.
Krane Jeffery
Head of Digital Solutions
RTL GROUP
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Krane Jeffery is Head of Digital Solutions for RTL Group. Krane joined RTL in 2015 with the remit to provide international brands and their agencies with a new global multiscreen opportunity, harnessing RTL’s premium video content and scaled audiences to deliver innovative partnerships. RTL Group’s portfolio includes >50 TV channels, VOD services, programmatic video advertising platform SpotX and the MCNs Stylehaul, BroadbandTV and Divimove, making it it the largest player globally in the Youtube ecosystem. The production giant Fremantle Media is also part of RTL Group.
Previous to RTL, Krane spent four years as Sales Director of Yahoo’s content marketing division for EMEA. Prior to that, Krane spent the majority of his career agency side specialising in content marketing and creative solutions, where latterly he was Sponsorship Director at Carat, part of Dentsu Aegis.
Ulric Jerome
CEO
MATCHESFASHION.COM
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Prior to his role at MATCHESFASHION.COM, Ulric co-founded PIXmania.com in 2000. As Executive Director of the company, Ulric was instrumental in the growth of Pixmania.com from a start-up company to a business with 1,400 employees, 10 million customers, 21 high street stores and revenues of over €897 million in twenty six countries across Europe. A pioneer in e-commerce, Pixmania.com became one of the leading online retailers in Europe. In 2012 Ulric and his partners left the company having sold their total stake to Dixons plc.
While managing Pixmania, Ulric was Vice President of FEVAD, the French Federation of e-commerce and Vice President of E-Commerce Europe, the lobbying body in charge of defending the interests of the e-commerce industry at the European commission, parliament and council. In addition he has been an active member of IMRG (UK e-commerce federation) and Shop.org (US e-commerce federation).
Ulric also serves on the board of Paddy Power Plc as a Non-Executive Director. Paddy Power plc is one of the leading international betting and gaming company. Ulric has also been ranked as one of the most influential internet players globally by RetailWeek (Etail Power List 2010) and Retailinsider.com (100 Movers and Shakers).
Ulric joined MATCHESFASHION.COM in early 2013 as COO and partner. Established in 1987 as a bricks and mortar retailer, MATCHESFASHION.COM has grown into a global luxury omni-channel retailer with 14 London stores and an international site that operates in 195 countries worldwide. Now stocking more than 400 designers across menswear and womenswear, the rostrum of designers includes Christopher Kane, Lanvin, Balenciaga, Gucci, Saint Laurent, Isabel Marant, Kenzo and Givenchy.
Claire Jerrold
Head of Digital & Social,
HEINEKEN
Norm Johnston
Global Chief Strategy & Digital Officer
MINDSHARE WW
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Norm leads global digital and strategy services for Mindshare. A true digital pioneer, Norm led a team that developed one of the earliest interactive shopping destinations during his time at Accenture and was part of the early Modem Media team – the agency that placed the first banner ad on the internet. He holds a degree from Chicago’s Northwestern University and an MBA from Duke University and, as he will tell you if you’ve ever met him, hails from Ohio.
Cat Jones
Writer/Director
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Cat's TV writing credits include JUDGE DEE (Bandit), EASTENDERS, DOCTORS, (BBC) WATERLOO ROAD (Shed/BBC), YOUNGERS 2 (Big Talk) for which she also wrote a music track, TATAU (Touchpaper/BBC). Cat also wrote FLEA, one of three original short films commissioned for BBC iPlayer. In 2014, Cat wrote and co-directed a short film called CUSHY, which won the Yorkshire Short Film Award at the Leeds International Film Festival. In 2015 her second short, LITTLE BIG HOUSE was filmed as part of Creative England's ‘iShorts+ Funny Girls’ scheme. Cat has a number of original projects in development including a drama for BBC Inhouse, HMP, PENALTY for Bandit Productions/Green Door, based on an idea by Idris Elba and SPRAY for Hillbilly. In 2011, Cat won the BBC Alfred Bradley Award for Radio Drama with GLORY DAZED, which she subsequently adapted for the stage. GLORY DAZED was produced at Edinburgh Fringe Fest 2012 as part of the Old Vic New Voices season, winning the Holden Street Theatre Award.
Nic Jones
CRO
VEVO
Dylan Jones OBE
Editor
GQ
Keith Jopling
Global Head of Strategic Intelligence
SPOTIFY
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Keith Jopling is Spotify’s Global Head of Strategic Intelligence, leading a function and team that covers the competitive landscape, new market opportunities and long-term strategic goals. He has a 20-year background in insights, strategy, innovation and professional consulting in the entertainment, information and digital technology sectors.

Prior to Spotify, he was SVP at the strategic marketing consultancy KAE, where he led ‘TMT’ business and was responsible for building client relationships include Sky, Canon, Samsung and music & entertainment clients including Live Nation.

Between 2010-2012, he ran development projects in the music industry for both the BPI and ERA in areas including customer loyalty, format-shift, innovation in new music services, partnership and sponsorship. Between 2007-2010, Keith worked on major digital development or strategy projects for EMI, Live Nation, Arqiva, Nokia, Sony Music & AIM, Universal Music, Daily Mail Group and others. He has also done music service development for audio brands like Bowers & Wilkins and Bang & Olufsen and delivered numerous projects for trade bodies in music.

Keith was Research Director and IFPI 2000-2006 and was responsible for music industry insight, including the launch of the IFPI Digital Music Report and Recording Industry in Numbers.

As a business educator, he has taught at NYU, ACM Guildford, Goldsmiths London, Syracuse NY, Belmont Nashville and Danube University, Krems, Austria. Between 2012-2015 he taught at Henley Business School where he designed and delivered the Innovation and strategy modules of the MBA for the Music and Creative Industries.
Laura Jordan-Bambach
Creative Partner
MR PRESIDENT
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For 20 years, Laura has brought her fresh and experimental approach to digital.

Combining tech insights, a deep understanding of people and their behaviour, and good old fashioned storytelling, she has won numerous awards for her commercial work and been recognised globally as an innovator and industry leader.

Drawing on her extensive knowledge of digitally-connected work and the cultural implications of digital society, Laura lectures around the world extensively.

Laura is the co-founder and Director of SheSays – an international volunteer organisation to encourage more women to take up digital creative careers.

Laura also founded Cannt Festival, a weeklong alternative to Cannes in London for the people who make the work but don’t get to go.
Tanya Joseph
Director
SPORT ENGLAND
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Anthony Joshua
Heavyweight Champion