Speakers
A world-class mix of the industry's best and brightest.
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Sean Rad
CEO & Founder
TINDER
Steve Radcliffe
Partner
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Steve Radcliffe is one of Europe’s top leadership experts. In the last 20 years, he has provided leadership guidance to hundreds of marketers, over 50 chief executives and heads of the Civil Service, the National College of School Leadership, the NHS and other government departments. He is most well known for his powerful leadership development approach, Future–Engage–Deliver, that The Times describes as “the no-nonsense approach … shaking up the world of leadership”. It has been the approach used in his and his team’s work helping grow leaders at all levels of organisations like Boots, First Direct, GKN, Unilever, Marie Curie, The National Trust, NSPCC, and more.

Steve has summarised his approach in the UK’s top leadership book, Leadership Plain and Simple. For five years now, it has been the number one book in the more than 80,000 offered in a search for ‘leadership’ on Amazon. As a speaker, Steve has shared the stage with the likes of David Cameron, Lord Coe and Lord Gus O’Donnell.
Anna Rafferty
Director of Product, Content and Creative
POTTERMORE
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Anna Rafferty started her career as a copywriter at lastminute.com when it was a one-room start-up. Post successful IPO, she moved first to a digital agency (Dowcarter), went on to manage web projects at the V&A; and then spent over a decade running all things digital and winning multiple awards at Penguin Books. She is currently Director of Product, Content and Creative at J.K. Rowling's company, Pottermore.

She is also the Chair of Culture24, sits on various BAFTA committees, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, a member of IADAS, a judge of many awards and the mum of two small, bellowing boys.
Ebony Rainford-Brent
Broadcaster & Presenter
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Ebony Rainford-Brent is a former England Cricketer and now broadcaster for BBC Test match Special. She is also a regular motivator speaker on dealing with challenges and overcoming tough situations both professionally and personally. During a hugely successful career she won both an Ashes Series and the World Cup with England. She is the first Director of Women’s Cricket at Surrey CCC.
Frances Ralston-Good
Chief Innovation Officer
PHD UK
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Jane Ratcliffe
VP EMEA & Chairman
MEDIACOM SPORT
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Jane joined the advertising industry in 1982 as a media executive at BMP. She rapidly rose through the ranks, eventually leaving BMP to join the newly merged MediaCom as Client Services Director in 1992.
Jane’s passion and enthusiasm for the business, along with her love for all things media and the people who work within it propelled her rapidly up the ranks, from joint MD to MD, CEO, Chairman and now VP EMEA & Chairman of MediaCom Sport & KR.
Jane also sits as Non-Executive Director at Goodwood, Chairs an event production company, GSP, sits as a Trustee on the board of The Winch (North London charity supporting children who are less fortunate than others), The Ferring Country Centre (helping adults with learning difficulties and disability) and also works with GOSH.
Jay Rayner
Journalist, Writer, Broadcaster, Musician
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Jay Rayner is an award-winning writer, journalist and broadcaster. He was born in London in 1966 and has written extensively across the British and international media as both feature writer and columnist on everything from crime and politics, to the arts and fashion. He now writes for the Observer, where he is a feature writer and restaurant critic.
John Rentoul
Chief Political Commentator
THE INDEPENDENT
Tamar Reshef
VP Business Development
ADLER CHOMSKI GROUP
Marcus Rich
CEO
TIME INC. UK
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Marcus joined Time Inc UK in March 2014 as CEO.

Prior to taking up his role at Time Inc. UK (formerly IPC Media), Marcus worked at Associated Newspapers from February 2009 as managing director of The Mail on Sunday and deputy managing director of the Daily Mail before taking up the role of commercial managing director, DMG Media, publisher of the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday, Mailonline and Metro.

Previously, Marcus worked at Emap for 16 years and in that time was the group managing director of Emap Lifestyle Magazines and Emap Advertising. He also ran Emap's Australian and US businesses. Before Emap, Marcus worked in advertising as a group account director at McCann Erickson and ran Optimus Communications.

Marcus is currently a Professional Publishers Association (PPA) board member, a PPA executive committee member and a member of the PPA consumer board. He is also an Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) board member. Marcus spent six weeks on an executive management programme at Stanford University in California and has been listed in the Campaign's A List Guide, a Who's Who in Media for the last three years.
Christina Richardson
Co-founder & CMO
OPENR
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Christina is the CMO and co-founder of Openr, an innovative content-sharing tool used by brands and agencies to drive tangible action from all the content that they share on social. Christina spent much of her career managing and growing FMCG brands at Nestle and Robinsons, and then turned her hand to young start-up brands, and has never looked back since. Her first marketing technology business was acquired by Enterprise Nation in 2015; and today she spends much of her time focusing on the growth of Openr.

As well as this, she teaches Entrepreneurial Marketing for University College London, and is a mentor at UCL and Bathtub2Boardroom. She is a regular speaker at industry events including those at The British Library and writes regularly for the likes of Marketing Donut, as well as the business publications of HSBC, BT and Vodafone.
Keith Richey
Director of Global Marketing
LINKEDIN
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Keith Richey is Director of Global Marketing for LinkedIn Marketing Solutions. In his role, Keith manages a team that oversees lead generation, content marketing, web presence, and events. Prior to LinkedIn, Keith worked in advertising at Ogilvy & Mather and Young & Rubicam. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and son.
Simon Richings
Executive Creative Director
ANALOGFOLK
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Accomplished, award-winning creative, passionate about digital and its ever changing opportunities.

Deep understanding of narrative, user experience and the means by which technology might best meet a communications objective.

Interested as much in the medium’s power to persuade and inform as the art and relevance of an inspired, beautifully executed idea.
Hamish Rickman
Vice President, Marketing
VIRGIN ATLANTIC
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Simon Riley
CEO
MAKERCLUB
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Simon is the CEO of MakerClub, an educational technology start-up that has developed an advanced learning platform for 3D printed robotics, especially designed for young people.

With a Masters in Electronic Engineering and Computing, Simon has over a decade’s experience in software development, electronics and design, working for both multinationals such as eBay and Experian as well as creative startups.

MakerClub has received press from the BBC, Guardian, Wired and TechCrunch having recently been named as one the top 50 most creative companies in the UK.
Manuel Rivera
CEO
GROUPO EXPANSION
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Manuel is currently the President & CEO of Grupo Expansión in México, a media company that holds 19 magazines and 12 websites and is one of the most influential media companies in the country and a reference on ethic journalism and strong media brands.
Today Grupo Expansión has +30% of its sales and 75% of its 49 million audiences in digital (web and mobile).
Manuel since 2014 is a member of the Global Agenda Council for the Future of Media on the World Economic Forum
Manuel is also a member of the board for Make a Wish Mexico and President of the board of Reinserta un Mexicano, AC
David Robinson
Betting & Gaming Director
NEWS UK
Lena Robinson
Co-founder
KIWI GRAY
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Lena is a straight-talking Kiwi with a passion for mavericks and game changers and loves nothing better than to help her clients succeed. It's something she believes in whole-heartedly. Lena has 25 years business experience in NZ and the UK, having spent the last 12 years in agency new business roles in the UK. She has honed her expertise over the years by having held senior business development roles within the largest advertising/media groups in the world, Ogilvy, Wunderman, Vizeum and Dentsu Aegis Network, as well as a number of smaller agencies. In February 2014 Lena left the corporate world to form Kiwi Gray, a strategic ‘agency for agencies’, specialising in building growth strategies for all manner of advertising, media, marketing brands and tech start-ups.
Jon Ronson
Author

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Jon Ronson's nonfiction bestsellers include So You've Been Publicly Shamed, The Psychopath Test, Them: Adventures with Extremists, Lost at Sea, Frank and The Men Who Stare At Goats, which was adapted into a film starring George Clooney. The movie adaptation of The Psychopath Test is currently in development, starring Scarlett Johansson. Ronson is a regular contributor to The Guardian, GQ and This American Life and his many documentaries include Stanley Kubrick's Boxes (Channel 4), Secret Rulers of the World (Channel 4) and Jon Ronson On (BBC Radio 4). He co-wrote the movie Frank, which starred Michael Fassbender. It was based on Jon's teenage years.
Nik Roope
Co-founder
POKE
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Nicolas has creatively and strategically driven POKE through numerous high profile accounts and self-initiated projects, picking-up world class awards along the way.

Prior to POKE, Nicolas was Executive Creative Director of Oven Digital who brought Tiffany into full e-commerce in the year 2000, a huge success for both the brand and business. Alongside POKE he finds other outlets for his progressive thinking.

He is the Director of Plumen, the world’s first designer energy efficient lighting company, selling in 75 countries worldwide. It’s founding product, the PLUMEN 001 has picked-up leading global design awards, and earned it’s place in the MoMA, V&A; and Cooper-Hewitt permanent design collections.

Nicolas is a member of the Superbrands Council, The Tech City Advisory Board to Number 10 and is a member of The Duke of York’s Entrepreneurs Network.
Josie Roscop
Customer Director
RIVER ISLAND
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Josie’s current role is Customer Director at River Island. The Customer Director role is key to River Island’s business strategy to deepen customer relationships and increase engagement across its different product divisions and touchpoints. Prior to this, Josie was Marketing Director for five years where she helped oversee the launch of the retailer’s first TV campaign in 2014, a change in strategy for the chain, which had previously focused on outdoor campaigns. More recently, Josie has helped steer the creation of a plus-size range, RI Plus, catering for sizes 18-24.
Daniel Rosen
Global Director of Advertising
TELEFÓNICA
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Daniel Rosen joined Telefónica as Global Director of Advertising in November 2014. He is responsible for leading and developing Telefónica’s advertising businesses globally, covering over 300m consumers in over 30 countries, with a focus across Europe and Latin America.

Daniel has more than 20 years of experience helping global brands such as Nike, Gap, Coco-Cola, MTV and Volkswagen make the most out of mobile and multi-screen communications, and is widely recognised as one of the global leaders in the industry.

Prior to Telefonica, he was Global CEO of WPP’s mobile agency group, Joule Worldwide. Under his leadership the agency experienced unprecedented organic growth globally as well as making some key strategic acquisitions. Daniel was also the Founder and Head of AKQA’s global mobile practice, which he headed up for eight years, and during which time it received more than 50 industry awards for its mobile work from world renowned bodies such as D&AD; and Cannes Lions. Earlier in his career, Daniel launched start-up 12snap UK’s mobile marketing business running pioneering campaigns with brands including McDonald’s, Coke, Proctor & Gamble, and Cadbury. Daniel started his mobile career in 1995 at Orange UK.

Daniel is frequently called on by national and trade press for insights into mobile marketing, and is also a regular contributor and evangelist at global industry conferences, including Cannes Lions and Mobile World Congress. He has received a number of globally-recognised personal accolades during his career, including being one of The Drum’s ‘Top 50 Mobile influencers’, and a ‘Top 10 Mobi Thinker.’ Daniel is Chairman of the Mobile Marketing Association EMEA Board, and sits on the IDM’s Digital Council.
David Rosenberg
Director of Business Development
GIPHY
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Jeffrey Rossi
Global Head of Business Marketing
SPOTIFY
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Jeff Rossi is Spotify’s Global Head of Business Marketing, where he is charged with overseeing the streaming music giant’s B2B strategy and developing the overall voice of Spotify to business partners.

Jeff started his career in the digital space at ad agencies such as TBWA, MEC and Mediavest, working across multiple disciplines from strategy to buying to new business to consumer insights, and serving as the director of accounts such as P&G; and AT&T.; Prior to joining Spotify, Jeff built out the agency relations discipline at Apple in New York. 

Jeff lives in Cold Spring NY with his wife, two dogs, a three-legged turtle and woodchuck named Woodchuck Norris.
Michael Roth
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
INTERPUBLIC GROUP
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Mark Rowland
Director of Fundraising and Communications
MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION
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Mark Rowland is the Director of Communications and Fundraising for the Mental Health Foundation, joining the Foundation in January 2016. He has spent much of the previous 15 years working in international development in a range of marketing and fundraising roles for organisations such as Voluntary Service Overseas and Christian Aid. He has travelled extensively in Africa and Asia and spent one year working in communications role on Thai Burma border. He has a special interest in the interface between charitable and commercial organisations and has an MBA from the Open University. He is the Chair of Trustees of Partners Relief and Development, is a keen marathon runner and has a young family.
Alon Rozenberg
VP Customer Success & Solutions
NAMOGOO
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Alon comes to Namogoo with 13 years of experience working in the security and cyber spaces, dealing with some of the largest financial institutions in the world and top Fortune 500 companies. Throughout the years Alon has worked in a variety of startups and large corporations. Before joining Namogoo, Alon worked at Trusteer, where he initiated and led the Customer Success group, managing over 400 customers worldwide
Charlie Rudd
CEO
OGILVY & MATHER
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Charlie is O&M; Advertising’s CEO. He rejoined O&M; in January 2016, coinciding with the agency’s move to Sea Containers House.

Charlie started his career as a graduate trainee at O&M; working on the Guinness and Shell accounts. Since then he has worked at Simons Palmer and at BBH, where he spent 17 years. Prior to rejoining O&M;, Charlie was BBH’s MD and COO for over eight years. While there, he was also responsible for the Audi, Unilever and Barclays accounts.

Charlie is a Trustee of NABS, the industry’s charity, which helps those who struggle with some of the pressures in the industry. And while not in work, Charlie can be found at home where he has two teenage boys with whom he attends Southampton football matches and Hampshire cricket matches.
Dr. Johnny Ryan
Head of Ecosystem
PAGEFAIR
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Dr. Johnny Ryan is Head of Ecosystem for PageFair. Previously he was Executive Director of The Innovation Academy at University College Dublin. Before that he was the Chief Innovation Officer of The Irish Times. He was an associate on the emerging digital environment at the Judge Business School of the University of Cambridge from 2011-14. His second book "A History of the Internet and the Digital Future" is on the reading list at Harvard, Stanford, and other top tier institutions. His work as a Senior Analyst at the Institute of International & European Affairs was the most cited source in the European Commission's internal impact assessment that decided against pursuing Web censorship across the EU. His writing has appeared in Fortune, Business Insider, BusinessWeek, Contagious, and Ars Technica. He has a PhD from the University of Cambridge, where he analysed the spread of online terrorist memes. He is @johnnyryan on Twitter.