The top thinkers and leaders in digital are coming to Summit. Learn from entrepreneurs, innovators and marketers who continue to push the boundaries in marketing to create outstanding customer experiences.
Director, Strategy and Business Development, Adobe
Bruce Ableson is head of Customer Strategy for Livefyre, acquired by Adobe in 2016. Bruce has been involved with social media and social networks from the beginning, having founded one of the first online social communities in 1998. Along the way, Bruce invented a number of features that are central to the social networks of today, including commenting, friends lists, privacy settings and activity feeds.
Since then, Bruce has worked as a consultant helping Fortune 500 companies build their digital presence, and most recently in executive positions leading strategy and solutions teams for growing startups. Bruce came to Livefyre in 2013, to help build a Client Solutions team, and also to build out Livefyre's NYC presence - and now works at Adobe out of their Times Square office.
Head of Innovation, VICE Media LLC
Mark Adams is vice president and head of innovation at VICE, which has come from humble beginnings in Canada to become the largest youth media company on the planet and the biggest content creation agency for the world's top brands. Mark's sessions are a raw, honest and often humorous look at the state of modern advertising and some of the fundamental mindset changes that even the most well-meaning marketeers undergo once they enter the boardroom. Mark argues passionately that we need to rediscover our empathy if we're going to update our comms model from a boardroom first mentality that can only create non-tent to an audience-first comms model that can actually create valuable content that people want to watch and spend time with.
Solution Consultant, Adobe
Chris has been working in Online Marketing for the past 9 years, with a focus on ensuring Adobe customers incrementally improve and optimise their online customer experiences. He has helped drive optimisation projects for hundreds of Adobe's clients, across all verticals, leveraging Adobe's Conversion, Analytics and Creative solutions, to provide strategic recommendations that are aligned with customers ROI. In his current role, Chris helps customers understand how the Adobe Experience Cloud can be used within their business, to reduce requirement on IT and improve the speed to market for their optimisation strategies across device and channels.
Senior Director, Product Marketing, Adobe
Jeff Allen has spent his career working in technology marketing, product management and sales roles. He is currently senior director of Product Marketing for Adobe Analytics. Jeff is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Digital Analytics Association. Prior to joining Adobe, he was VP of Marketing for AtTask (now Workfront), a hyper-growth SaaS project management company. Before that, as VP of Marketing for another hot startup, Venafi, he helped establish the Enterprise Key and Certificate Management market and successfully positioned Venafi as the leading pure play vendor in the space. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University in Russian and Business.
Head of Technical, Primetime International, Adobe
As a Head of Technical, Primetime International, Steve focuses on an end-to-end video and data solutions for broadcasters and Media Entertainment businesses across Adobe’s full technology stack. He has spent many years working with clients to deliver high quality, monetisable video and consumption data. Working with broadcasters such as the BBC, RTL, Discovery Channel, LGi and NHK, Steve enables broadcasters and OTT companies to develop next generation video and data strategies to enable real-time ad monetisation and engagement.
Adobe understands that video delivery is not just about reaching audiences on all devices – it’s about the whole story from playback, to analytics and effective monetisation. Adobe Primetime brings together delivery, DRM, ad serving and analytics to provide an all-round solution to monetising video; whatever the device.
Manager, Proof of Concepts EMEA/JAPAC, Adobe
Kasper wants to live in a world filled with innovative business and a force field around his laptop that repels toddlers. As a digital strategist with more than 10 years of experience in the online space, he's currently managing the Adobe Proof of Concept team across EMEA & JAPAC. Helping existing clients and prospects make the most of the Adobe Solutions. When he isn't on bringing value to your business he is a father of two and loves all sports.
VP, Mobile, Adobe
Matt Asay is vice president of mobile for the Digital Marketing business at Adobe, responsible for charting Adobe's mobile strategy and extending its lead as the mobile marketing leader. Prior to Adobe, Asay held a range of roles focused on mobile, big data and cloud computing, most recently running Marketing and Community at MongoDB. Asay is an emeritus board member of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and holds a J.D. from Stanford, where he focused on open source and other IP licensing issues. Asay writes regular columns for InfoWorld, TechRepublic and The Register.
Lead Digital Marketing Strategist, Adobe
Edd Atcheson is a digital strategist helping companies around the world transform their businesses into experience businesses, creating innovation through digital transformation. Before joining Adobe, he led the customer and business experiences digital transformation for Royal Bank of Scotland, British Gas, Virgin Atlantic, American Express, Volvo and many more brands over 15 years. He brings the insight and real world experience from spending one to two years with each brand to trying to help all our customers understand how to create, sustain an experience business and, if they transform themselves, fully innovate.
Technical Architect, Adobe
Rajit is a technical architect in the Adobe Global Services team in Bangalore, India. He has been with Adobe since 2015 and has worked on architecting, designing & implementing solutions for customers globally using AEM and the Adobe Experience Cloud products. He has over 15 years of industry experience in the field of Digital Experience and Asset Management and has worked with leading customers in verticals such as Automotive, Pharma, Manufacturing & Retail.
Special Operations Consultant, EMEA, Adobe
Toccara Baker is a native of Oakland, California and joined TubeMogul in Europe in 2016, having worked in TubeMogul’s Emeryville headquarters and New York office for the past few years. As special operations consultant, EMEA, Toccara is responsible for helping account teams grow sales in TubeMogul’s most strategic accounts and deliver ROI-driven solutions for new clients with a strong focus on integration with various social platforms, including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and more. Previous roles include media buying and comms planning for almost five years at Publicis in San Francisco and Chicago and sales for emerging media startup, AdRise. A graduate of Northwestern University in Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in Radio, Television and Film, Toccara is especially passionate about 1950s American and Turkish Film and 90s R music.
Dan is responsible for defining SapientRazorfish’s technology strategy and service offerings to help clients drive customer-centric digital transformation across the entire enterprise. With 17 years of experience in digital and technology consulting, Dan has worked with global 1.000 customers.
Solution Consultant, Adobe
With Adobe for eight years, Vianney is a solution consultant specialised in the Adobe Experience cloud integrations, using the experience he gathered during his six years as an Adobe consulting architect, leading large multi solution projects all over Europe.
EMEA Automotive Lead, SapientRazorfish
Christian has more than 19 years of experience in digital marketing and technology helping global clients transform their businesses. In his role as EMEA automotive lead, he is responsible for defining the strategy of SapientRazorfish’s automotive vertical and helps OEMs address the challenges associated with digital transformation.
Prior to joining SapientRazorfish, Christian was a Managing Director at Serviceplan group responsible for the international expansion of the group. During this time, he expanded the BMW account and opened up new office locations in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
Emeritus Professor of Management and Marketing, London Business School
Patrick Barwise is emeritus professor of management and marketing at London Business School. He joined LBS in 1976 after an early career at IBM and has published widely on management, marketing and media. His book, Simply Better: Winning and Keeping Customers by Delivering What Matters Most, co-authored with Seán Meehan (IMD, Lausanne), won the American Marketing Association’s 2005 Berry-AMA Book Prize. His latest book, The 12 Powers of a Marketing Leader, co-authored with former McKinsey partner Thomas Barta, was published in October 2016. He is a frequent speaker, an experienced expert witness in international commercial, tax and competition cases, and has been involved as an advisor and early investor in two successful online start-ups, Research Nowand Verve. He is also a former chairman of Which?, the UK’s leading consumer organisation.
Group Product Manager, Adobe
John Bates is the group product manager for Data Science Machine Learning for the Adobe® Marketing Cloud. His core responsibility is to develop the software product roadmap for all data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence and attribution capabilities found within Adobe Analytics. Before joining Adobe Product Management, Bates founded and managed the Predictive Analytics Consulting practice for Adobe Consulting - consulting with some of the world’s largest companies and brands using data mining and predictive modelling techniques in order to drive greater digital marketing success. Bates has a B.A. in Economics from Brigham Young University and a M.S. in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University.
Product Manager, Adobe
As a Product Manager and self-proclaimed “Inspector Gadget” of Digital Marketing, Ben has spent the last six years diving deep into the world of online advertising and audience management. Ben shares his marketing strategy and product knowledge to help others understand how they can achieve maximum return on their marketing investment using Adobe’s Marketing Cloud.
Research Director, Gartner Research
Ivar Berntz is a Netherlands-based director in Gartner Research, a member of the Global CEO and Digital Business Leaders Research group. He provides advice to CEOs and other Digital Business Leaders on their role, plans, approach advantages, impacts and requirements. He draws on his prior experience with boards of directors, CEOs, CIOs and other C-suite members to advise Gartner clients on how best to leverage technology to support and accelerate the attainment of business results.
In close collaboration with the engineering, Stephane is responsible for the Adobe Campaign solution’s Product Management. With over 16 years’ experience working in the software industry, Stephane previously joined Neolane more than 12 years ago as head of professional services, where he played a critical role in leading the first 100+ cross-channel marketing campaign management project implantations. Stephane brings a deep and professional knowledge on how to build and apply technology to serve marketing business needs.
Senior Solutions Consultant, Adobe
Flemming is a Senior Solution Consultant for Adobe Experience Cloud, specialised in Adobe Campaign and Adobe Experience Manager. From more than 20 years of experience with data driven Marketing and ecommerce Flemming has a wide area of expertise on creating a good customer experience utilising and maximising the data and assets available. Flemming is also a Marketing Automation expert and delivers Digital Strategy Consulting for Adobe in the Nordic Region.
Digital Transformation Leader, Airbus
Jérémiah Bousquet jumped into the digital world in 2007 by creating his first startup just after obtaining a master degree in computer science. Subsequently, he was in charge of the corporate website of Airbus within Digital Communications and today creates the bridge between corporate/B2B comms and new opportunities brought by digital marketing. He is at the origin of one of the most exciting digital projects for Airbus, called iflyA380.
Director, Global Business Intelligence, Lenovo
Ashish Braganza is a global data analytics and business intelligence leader with 10 years of management experience in building and running high power analytics teams at fortune 500 organisations. Ashish’s areas of expertise include Digital Analytics & Strategy, Audience Sciences & Management, Personalisation & Optimisation, Clustering & Segmentation, Developing Machine Learning Algos, Text Analytics, Data Visualisation, Data Engineering & Architecture, ETL Development & DevOps.
Currently he leads the Global Data Analytics and BI practice at Lenovo. He manages +60 business analysts, data scientists, modelers, visualisers and Big Data architects, spanning across 3 main areas; Data Analytics & BI Reporting, Personalisation, & Optimisation and Data Architecture & Engineering.
Strategic Marketing Manager, Adobe
Jamie has worked in digital marketing for over 15 years, 10 of those with Adobe helping clients implement and adopt optimisation, personalisation and behavioural targeting. He has experience client, agency and vendor-side and has worked in digital marketing for Adobe in EMEA and APAC, covering the South East Asia region.
In his current role, Jamie is part of the product and industry marketing team, heading up product marketing for the Adobe Marketing Cloud in EMEA. His current areas of focus include mobile optimisation and the role of the marketing cloud in today’s marketing landscape.
Product Manager, Adobe
Martin joined Adobe four years ago and has been serving as a product manager for the Experience Manager. He is the leading product manager for AEM Commerce and focuses on experience-driven commerce, ranging from eCommerce and PIM integrations with the Marketing Cloud to building seamless interactive omni-channel experiences for digital and physical channels. Martin came to Adobe after a 10-year career embracing different roles in the tech industry.
Digital Analyst, Allyouneed.com
As a Digital Analyst at Allyouneed.com, DHL’s online marketplace, Till is responsible for making better decisions by using digital data and analytics. This includes measuring all of Allyouneed.com online, analytics implementations, A/B testing and reporting. With over 15 years of experience in IT environment and digital marketing space, Till has developed an intuition in transforming data into storylines. After studying media management and communication design, Till worked for different digital agencies and blue chip companies as an UX Designer and Digital Analyst.
Senior Solution Consultant, Digital Marketing, Adobe
Patrick Burggraaf is a solution consultant at Adobe with a focus on customer experience management and data driven marketing. In the past 5 years he has worked with many brands to guide them in the rapidly changing online world and to help them deliver a differentiating customer experience. Patrick is specialised in the technical as well as the business aspects of the emerging Adobe digital marketing solutions.
Principal Product Marketing Manager, Adobe Target Solution, Adobe
Drew Burns is principal product marketing manager for the Adobe Target solution. Prior to Adobe, Drew was an avid Adobe Target user and optimisation manager, and brings 15 years of agency, digital marketing and production experience, working with enterprise clients and companies in the entertainment and technology industries. At Adobe, he works alongside the leading enterprise companies in retail/ecommerce, travel & hospitality, financial, media & publishing, B2B High Tech and other verticals to improve and grow their optimisation and personalisation efforts, strategies and programs.
Senior Director, Design Operations, adidas
Simone manages processes, systems and projects for the 500+ Designers Creative Community at the sporting goods brand. His biggest current preoccupation is a project driving the digitalisation of design processes, with a big push towards use of 3D across the new product development process. Prior to his job in Creative Direction at adidas he held positions in supply chain at different brands in the luxury and sporting goods businesses. He's always been interested in the intersection of numbers, technology, chaos and creativity.
Jeff has been working with computers since learning Basic and playing Star Raiders on an Atari 800. For the past ten years, he's focused on analytics as both a web analyst and a consultant, working closely with businesses to build scalable systems and repeatable processes. He helps large companies like IBM, Apple, AT&T and others develop more effective and efficient ways to gain value from their digital investments and analytics programs. Jeff came to Adobe with the acquisition of the satellite technology management platform in August of 2013, and is now a senior technical evangelist for Adobe Cloud Platform.
Research Director, Econsultancy
Jim Clark is research director at Econsultancy and leads a team of analysts that produce the company’s widely respected digital industry reports. A regular speaker on the conference circuit and commentator on the BBC, Jim has nearly 15 years' experience working in both the advertising and market research sectors.
Director CRM, Customer Service Division Europe, Ford Europe
From Cologne, Germany, Jochen Coelsch has more than 30 years of experience in the automotive industry. During this time, Jochen has worked for different car manufacturers in the area of marketing and sales in Europe. Jochen Coelsch had headed the Ford Europe after-sales CRM organisation since 2012. In this role, he is part of the manufacturer´s ambitions of building up the connected consumer experience.
Global Head, M&E and Broadcast Industry Strategy & Marketing, Adobe
Jennifer Cooper brings more than 20 years of experience in sales, business development and strategy management in technology, publishing and digital media industries. Her work with C-level digital media executives provides her with extensive knowledge of publishing, media and entertainment industries as well as best business practices and solutions.
Prior to joining Adobe, Jennifer was founder and CEO of Mixercast, a social applications company. Before that, she served as executive director of business development for Yahoo! Inc., where she designed and launched Yahoo!’s first video subscription service and managed large media industry relationships including Hearst, Scripps, ABC/Disney, Viacom, Time Warner, Fox and NBC Universal. In addition, she was responsible for crafting and implementing broadband video content strategy, sourcing and acquisitions for co-branded portals such as ATT Yahoo! DSL, Verizon Yahoo! DSL, Rogers Yahoo! and BT Yahoo!.
Jennifer began her career managing sales at enterprise technology companies such as Oracle, Xerox and IBM before advancing into strategic business development positions at VXtreme Inc. (now the Microsoft Windows media platform) and Microsoft. As founder and executive vice president of nCommand, Inc, Jennifer served on the board of directors and was responsible for securing initial rounds of Venture financing, as well as creating initial client relationships for nCommand’s products.
Jennifer holds a dual B.S. degree in computer science and marketing from San Francisco State University. She also participated in the MBA program at UC Davis and studied law at Golden Gate University.
Online Marketing Manager, Monarch
Louise Copland is online marketing manager at Monarch. Having joined Monarch in 2013, she is responsible for driving paid traffic, with a focus on paid search. Louise works across a variety of channels including display, affiliates and price comparisons for both flights and holidays in the UK and various inbound markets.
Principal Analyst, Ovum
Jeremy Cox is a principal analyst in Ovum's Customer Engagement team, helping enterprises develop omnichannel customer engagement capabilities to deliver positive customer experiences.
He leads research and insights into CRM and its potential for spearheading customer-driven business transformation (the customer-adaptive enterprise).
Jeremy also advises on strategy and provides capabilities assessments and insights into how enterprise can evolve faster.
On joining Ovum, Jeremy established the broader customer-adaptive enterprise context, identifying eight attributes that organisations need to be relevant to their customers. These include visionary leadership, an engaged workforce, a superior customer experience, continuous innovation and an adaptive enterprise architecture.
Whilst still a teenager, BJ Cunningham started his first enterprise, importing classic cars and Harley Davidsons from LA to London. When the market collapsed, he used his considerable debt to launch DEATH Cigarettes - positioned as ‘The Honest Smoke’. It gained such a foothold that BJ found himself taking on the combined might of the industry in the European Court of Justice.
Then, with a growing reputation for challenging norms, BJ set up a brand marketing agency and built a client list including Volkswagen, B&O and Nokia. Having sold the company and proved his credentials as a true serial entrepreneur, he and his wife created and ran the luxury shoe designer Georgina Goodman until its acquisition by venture capitalists.
BJ is a visiting professor at Brighton University, serves on the council of Business Superbrands and travels the world giving inspiring keynote presentations. He believes that while customers are magnetised towards ‘need’ over ‘want’ in the wake of recession, genuine premium will still remain resilient: “Loyalty in business is a long-term relationship, discounting is little more than a one-night stand.”
BJ’s message is that a brand is a promise, not a logo; it’s about depth, not awareness. A business must know what it stands for, say it with clarity and do what it says. With wonderfully engaging examples, he shows that customers want to understand the authentic soul of the organisation and become part of your community.
An Dang Duy
Global Chief Information Officer, Kantar Media
An Dang Duy has headed Kantar Media technology teams globally since 2010 and has driven innovation around advertising monitoring, reputation intelligence, audience measurement and audience targeting. With a profile mixing engineering, data science and business strategy, An is passionate about addressing publishers and advertisers challenges through data-driven strategy.
Senior Business Consultant, Adobe
Praj is a senior consultant at Adobe and has worked closely with a large number of clients to help them realise the value of their Experience Cloud solutions. She has been with Adobe for over 5 years and is an expert in Analytics, Campaign and Core Services. Praj has a toddler and enjoys travelling and cycling with her family.
Director, Commerce Strategy, Adobe
Errol Denger is the director of the Adobe Commerce Programme responsible for strategy, alliances, and products. In this role, Errol is focused on delivering a portfolio of integrated marketing and commerce solutions that enable brands to deliver superior shopping experiences. Prior to this, he was director of product management and strategy for IBM Commerce where he led portfolio strategy and product management. He has also held several leadership positions in strategy, retail and M&A including authoring the acquisitions that laid the foundation for IBM’s Smarter Commerce business. Errol is fortunate to live in the Central Coast of California where he enjoys mountain biking, skiing and spending time with his family.
Originally a multi-media designer, Harold’s keen interest in emerging technologies and compelling client communications led to a move into immersive technology three years ago. Since then he has developed immersive experiences as a medium to communicate design intent to clients, and support bidding and public consultations.
He considers augmented and virtual reality as a layering of digital assets, such as motion graphics, with contextual, real world information to create meaningful experiences that aid decision making.
Harold works for AECOM in the United Arab Emirates with a focus on enhancing stakeholder and client interactions through augmented and virtual reality.
Account Manager, Adobe
Michaela Don is an Adobe Media Optimizer account manager specialising in Search and Display. She is a paid media strategy expert and an Adobe Media Optimizer evangelist. Michaela has four years of experience in digital marketing and started at Adobe running search engine marketing campaigns for advertisers. She has progressed to focus on clients who have a technology only partnership with AMO. She supports clients in their digital marketing strategy making sure they are fully equipped with all the Adobe Media Optimizer tools that will allow them to take their business to the next level.
Lucy M Donaldson
Head, Digital Customer Experience, Lloyds Banking Group Plc
Lucy Donaldson has worked in the Technology, Gaming, Retail and Financial Services industries for the last 15 years. Her current role at Lloyds Banking Group focuses on continuing to drive a customer focused strategy that places customer value at the centre of product and service propositions. Lucy has been instrumental in helping to redefine the customer experience measurement across the bank, which was the first of its kind to recognise the opportunity to align customer value data, to create more customer focused propositions that successfully drive digital transformation roadmaps and priorities. The challenge of delivering a deeper, detailed customer value understanding of what influences customers behaviours and demonstrating how organisations can do this with positive commercial returns drives her desire to demonstrate the unique opportunities in aligning digital strategy and innovation with a customer-focused lens.
Senior Vice President, Digital, T-Mobile
Nick Drake is senior vice president, Digital at T-Mobile, the company that changed wireless for good. His nearly two decades of experience spans digital product, brand management, UX/UI, and multi-channel sales. As the head of T-Mobile’s Digital team, Nick’s main focus is on driving digital transformation and delivering radically simple, personalised customer experiences that are revolutionising the way customers purchase wireless.
Senior Delivery Manager , Volvo Group
Matt leads the deliveries of Volvo Group's digital marketing platforms and the investment in the Adobe Marketing Cloud, while supporting the overall journey to transform Volvo digitally. With more than 10 years at Volvo and managing global portfolios, Matt has extensive experience harnessing the power of technology, innovation, agencies and resources all working together to deliver state of the art digital customer solutions. Matt is extremely passionate about improving the overall customer journey and leveraging technology to facilitate that.
As Director, Experience Cloud Technical Marketing and as a principal Evangelist for Adobe, Marc is responsible for technical marketing and evangelism for all the solutions across the Experience Cloud and its Core Services. Marc’s teams represent the business in the following areas:
• Marketing Cloud Solution Vision Demos – Main stage technical presentations, analyst press presentations, customer briefings, and industry events
• Field and market enablement for best practice use of Marketing Cloud technologies
• Development and enablement of field-ready demonstrations and assets to showcase value of Adobe technologies
• Evangelism in sales, across social networks, at industry events, and through publications
With 30 years of experience in high-tech marketing and sales management, Marc brings an insightful and balanced vision to audiences worldwide. A popular speaker at enterprise, government, press, and analyst events, he has been a featured presenter at industry conferences throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Marc has also participated in keynote presentations at Digital Marketing Summit, FOSE, SAPphire, PDF Conference, Seybold Seminars, and MacWorld, as well as countless high profile technology events on radio, television and the web.
In 2013, Marc was honoured with the prestigious Adobe Founders’ Award. This peer-nominated award recognises employees who exemplify Adobe’s core values of being Genuine, Exceptional, Innovative and Involved, who have made a significant contribution/impact to the company.
Director, Performance Analytics, SapientRazorfish
Richard Earle has over 15 years’ experience in the Data & Analytics industry working internationally throughout the UK, EMEA and Australia. In his current role as director of analytics at SapientRazorfish, he works with clients across Banking, Telecoms, Retail and FMCG to design and deliver Analytics solutions which incorporate strategy, technology and team growth. Richard has supported many companies to deploy and enhance their business using Adobe’s Marketing Cloud and knows that it takes to make it successful. He’s particularly passionate about helping businesses deliver commercial success by improving their ability to learn from and respond to the data that they collect about their customers and their digital experiences.
Principal Solution Consultant, Adobe
Peter Eiselt is principal solution consultant for the Adobe Experience Cloud. His main focus is the understanding of customer needs and how to help develop use cases and workflows within enterprises to break up existing silos. As a generalist, he demonstrates the value of using and sharing consistent information along all Adobe solutions – data-driven marketing with its derived marketing activities. Before joining Adobe via the Omniture acquisition, Peter worked for Hyperion Solutions and Oracle as a big data and planning/forecasting system consultant. He has a joint MBA and M.Sc. in Computer Science from Technical University of Darmstadt.
Manager, Business Consulting Team, Adobe
Rachel Elkington is manager of the Business Consulting Team Northern Germany in the Adobe Global Services organisation. She has been a trusted advisor to dozens of Fortune 500 companies over nine+ years in the industry. Rachel has helped drive personalisation projects to success in industries as diverse as Telco, Financial Services, Automotive and E-Commerce.
Rachel’s previous roles include team lead for the Adobe Target Consulting Team in San Francisco, User Experience designer at a boutique studio in San Francisco, and User Experience designer at a Marketing Agency in Seattle.
She lives in Berlin, Germany with her husband and son.
Manager, Adobe Consulting Services, Adobe
As a consulting manager at Adobe, Jan Exner is responsible for making analytics customers successful. Leveraging more than 12 years of experience in the software development industry, Jan has worked with some of Adobe’s largest clients - including some of Europe’s largest brands - supporting companies’ online strategies and helping them achieve their overall business goals. He also organises "Digital Analytics Circle" meetings in Zürich. Jan has written and talked about data quality for years.
Solutions Consultant, Adobe
Meghan is an experienced Digital Marketing professional dedicated to connecting prospective clients with the best information and resources to solve to their marketing and business challenges.
Over the past eight years, Meghan has leveraged her cross-cultural communication skills to make working with global stakeholders efficient, effective and enjoyable. She brings technical expertise and a breadth of global market insight to her analysis and presentations as a solutions consultant, publishing content and sharing knowledge to marketers internationally.
Dr. Rainer Feurer
SVP, Customer Centric Sales, Customer Experience, BMW Group
Dr. Rainer Feurer holds both a German and English degree in European Business Administration, a degree in Marketing, an MBA and a PhD in Strategic Management. He joined BMW in 1999 as a project leader for the vehicle process Online Ordering. Between 2002 and 2004, Rainer Feurer had the role of vice president Technology Management Group Logistics, Programme Planning and Ordering before he became senior vice president Corporate Strategy and Planning, Environment in 2007. Between 2013 and 2016, he was responsible for Sales Development, Customer Relations. As of March 2017, he takes over the position of the senior vice president Customer Centric Sales Development, Customer Experience.
Colin Firth CBE
A classically trained British theatre actor, Academy Award winner Colin Firth CBE is a veteran of film, television and theatre, with an impressive body of work spanning over three decades. He has appeared in three films that have won the Academy Award for Best Picture: THE KING’S SPEECH, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE and THE ENGLISH PATIENT. Colin’s performance as King George VI in THE KING’S SPEECH garnered him an Academy Award as well as a Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, British Independent Film Award, Critics’ Choice Award and his second consecutive BAFTA Award in 2011- Colin also won the BAFTA Award in 2010 for his performance in Tom Ford’s A SINGLE MAN.
In 2008, Colin starred in Universal Pictures’ global smash hit MAMMA MIA!, which is the highest grossing film of all time in the UK. He has also starred in all three instalments of the Universal/Working Title hit film series BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY and in the Universal hit LOVE ACTUALLY, written and directed by Richard Curtis, which at the time of its release, broke box office records as the highest grossing British romantic comedy of all time in the UK and Ireland.
In 2012 Colin was seen in TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, opposite Gary Oldman and Tom Hardy. The film garnered three Academy Award nominations including ‘Best Writing’ and won the 2012 BAFTA Film Award for ‘Outstanding British Film’ and ‘Best Adapted Screenplay.’
In 2014 he starred in KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE, directed by Matthew Vaughn, in which Colin plays the role of a secret agent who recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s competitive training program. The cast includes Samuel L Jackson, Michael Caine and Taron Edgerton.
In October this year, Colin will be seen in KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE, a sequel to KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE. Starring alongside Taron Egerton, Julianne Moore and Mark Strong.
On the small screen, Colin is infamous for his breakout role in as Mr. Darcy in the BBC adaptation of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, for which he received a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor and the National Television Award for Most Popular Actor.
Colin was honoured with the Humanitarian Award by BAFTA/LA at their 2009 Britannia Awards. In 2008, he was named Philanthropist of the Year by The Hollywood Reporter and prior to this, in 2006, Colin was voted European Campaigner of the Year by the EU.
Photo by Mariano Vivanco
Experience Cloud Consultant, Adobe
Maxime is an Adobe consultant with extensive Adobe Campaign experience. He has worked closely with many customers to orchestrate their multi-channel campaigns. His expertise expands to additional Experience Cloud solutions and, in particular, the ways in which they integrate to deliver business value. Maxime holds a degree in engineering from EISTI and is graduated from ESC Grenoble in France. He likes to ski and enjoys trail running.
Head of Airbus Digital Communication Transformation, Airbus
Laurent was born the year of "I can’t get no satisfaction" was released by the Rolling Stones, is married and is the proud father of two daughters.
He has spent all his career working for comms: internal communication, media relations, events, audio-visual and digital, since the first intranet portal and all websites since 2001 for the leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus.
He ran the Airbus digital communication, including social media, for Airbus Commercial Aircraft and is now in charge of digital communication transformation for all Airbus entities. Laurent is responsible for the design and implementation of the digital communication transformation strategy and roadmap based on a "smart content" original approach across all divisions and comms departments.
This strategy aims at strengthening the Airbus brand as well as supporting efficiently business development in their different markets.
Laurent and his team pursue three main objectives for this transformation programme:
Master digital platforms and tools to reach Airbus target audiences in a faster, targeted and personalised way
Coordinate all channels (both internal external) to strengthen Airbus brand and audiences engagement
Transform and enhance the role of communications professionals.
Head of Digital Analytics, DER Touristik Online GmbH
Alexander Gärtner is a digital consultant with in-depth experience in Digital Marketing Technologies, leading EMEA-wide as well as local teams for some of the world's most respected brands. At DER Touristik Online, he looks after Digital Experience Optimisation, Tag Management Technologies, Site-, Tag- and Privacy-Auditing, Data Management and Activation across Online, Offline and Offsite Channels. DER Touristik is the travel and tourism segment of Rewe Group with representatives in 14 source markets, 10,600 employees and a tradition-filled company since 1906.
Group Product Manager, Adobe
Ben Gaines is a group product manager for Adobe Analytics. In this role, he and his team work closely with Adobe customers to understand their needs, provides input on product strategy and roadmap, and manage the planning and design of new capabilities in Adobe Analytics. Previously he has been a manager of digital analytics at ESPN, a community manager and technical writer at Adobe, and a technical support engineer at Omniture. Ben has an MBA from the University of Utah and a BA from Brigham Young University. He lives near Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife and three children.
Head of Business Development, Cognifide
Leigh is the head of business development at Cognifide and has been with the company for two years. His role involves owning the discovery and conversion of all new business opportunities across the company before managing their transition to the delivery teams. Leigh has nearly 10 years experience managing commercial partnerships, executive level relationships with bid, programme and portfolio budgets in excess of £20m.
Leigh's background is within consultancy and client management. His formative years were within financial services, providing him with deep subject matter expertise in this area, before focussing on other industries such as CPG, Publishing and Professional Services. Clients have included: Lloyds Banking Group, RBS, HSBC, TSB, Penguin Random House, EY, Virgin and Diageo.
Head of Media, Lidl UK
Sam Gaunt has 15 years' media and digital agency experience working with brands including McDonald's, Kellogg's and Heinz. Since joining Lidl as Head of Media in 2015, Sam has focused on delivering Lidl's ethos of quality and price to maximise ROI across every area of media investment. Since 1994 Lidl has experienced continuous growth in Great Britain and today has over 20,000 employees, 650 stores and 10 distribution centres in England, Scotland and Wales. The family supermarket takes pride in providing its customers with the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices.
Campaign Planning & Delivery Manager, Sky
Sandy has over 20 years of experience in direct and digital marketing having worked at companies such as Yell, Experian and most recently Sky.
At Sky, Sandy is responsible for driving digital data and targeting capabilities including, audience management in Sky’s Data Management Platform (DMP) and the social media landscape. Sitting within Insights and Decision Science, Sandy’s team has leveraged Sky’s rich consumer data set to drive, omni-channel planning and personalisation through optimal targeting, testing and campaign evaluations. Sandy has personally driven the integration, roadmap and the use of various technology products and data achieving digital media efficiencies and improve campaign performance and measurement.
VP Digital Strategy & Delivery, adidas
Joseph co-leads adidas’ global Digital Brand Commerce organisation which is responsible for creating premium experiences across all our consumer touchpoints to drive brand desirability, engagement and sales for the adidas and Reebok brands. Joseph also manages a division which is responsible for a diverse set areas including Strategy, Agile Transformation, Consumer Engagement, Personalisation, Mobile Apps, Retail Digital, Analytics and Payment & Fraud Management. Joseph has been with adidas since 2008. In his previous role, he worked as VP for IT & Supply Chain in CIS (Russia+), where he built out a comprehensive omni-channel and RFID capabilities spanning hundreds of stores. He’s a passionate athlete, father and food & wine enthusiast.
Dr. Cristiano Grassini Grimaldi
Global Digital Transformation Director, Amplifon Group
Cristiano Grassini Grimaldi is Global Digital transformation director at Amplifon Group that is the global leader in hearing solutions and services for retail expertise, customisation and consumer care. His nearly two decades of experience spans digital, marketing and strategy. Cristiano’s main focus is on driving digital transformation and delivering radically simple, personalised customer experiences that are revolutionising the industry. Prior to joining Amplifon in 2014, Cristiano was head of the digital strategy transformation at Poste Italiane Group, where he had a key role in the transformation plan across all the business units. Previously, he was principal at Bain and Company leading international projects across different industries like Financial services and Telcos helping multinational companies in their transformation. Prior to that, Cristiano was manager at Accenture where he was part of the management consulting branch.
Senior Partner, Analytics Demystified
Adam Greco is a longstanding member of the web analytics community who has consulted with hundreds of clients across every industry vertical. Adam has managed the Adobe Analytics programs at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Salesforce.com. As one of the founders of the Omniture (now Adobe) Consulting group, Adam managed accounts large and small and helped clients maximise their use of Adobe Analytics technologies directly and indirectly through his extensive blogging. In 2012, in partnership with Adobe, Adam published the first-ever book on Adobe Analytics – The Adobe SiteCatalyst Handbook: An Insider’s Guide. In 2015, Adam was elected to the board of directors of the Digital Analytics Association (DAA) where he now serves as Treasurer.
Director of Online Marketing, Eurobet
Alexis Grigoriadis has been the director of Online Marketing for Eurobet since July 2013. Prior to joining the gaming industry, he spent 15 years in the travel and hospitality sector: marketing director for HRS.com (hotel portal leader in Europe for corporate stays) and previously in Alitalia, first as responsible for the e-commerce channel, and later as head of the loyalty programme. Digital marketing is the common DNA that characterises Alexis’s experience, from early adoption of first web analytics tools at his career’s beginning to most recent programmatic display campaigns.
Senior Manager, Deloitte Digital
Stephan has more than 20 years of consulting experience in the digital economy, always at the interface between commerce, marketing, service and IT, both in an advisory capacity, as well as an entrepreneur. In the advice he has Family Offices, smes and companies on the way to the digital transformation accompanied. The customer came from different sectors such as the automotive, travel/transportation, retail, finance and technology. With more than 15 years of experience in the agency world (e.g. March first, Digita sand Publicis) and a very successful time at Adobe, where he is part of the digital marketing organization, stands for Stephan always the customer at the center of trade and is the starting point of the digital change.
Paul Gubbay serves as vice president of the Experience, Design and Communications (XDC) group at Adobe where he is responsible for the next generation of design tools, including Adobe XD and Adobe Spark. Under Paul’s leadership, his product management and engineering teams are addressing the complex needs of today’s user experience designers, and innovating with new apps tailored to the next wave of communicators who want to create impactful social graphics, web stories and animated videos.
Paul has served as vice president of design and web at Adobe for 12 years, providing strategic oversight and long term direction for a wide range of products and services including flagship Adobe tools such as Illustrator and InDesign, as well as Dreamweaver, Muse, Edge Tools and Services, PhoneGap and many others. He has created new growth opportunities for these tools, while establishing a diverse product management and engineering team with over 400 employees around the globe.
Prior to Adobe, Paul led engineering for Macromedia, which Adobe acquired, and previously served as president and co-founder of CyberSage Software. Paul is a regular speaker at technology conferences, a spokesperson for Adobe, and an advocate for the design community. In his free time, Paul enjoys running, playing guitar and spending time with his family. Paul is a graduate of the State University of New York College at Purchase.
Director of Product Management, Adobe Analytics, Adobe
Bret Gundersen is a director of product management for Adobe Analytics, is an expert in digital analytics, and has been involved in every release of Adobe Analytics for the last 10 years. He has worked with hundreds of the world’s top companies to ensure Adobe Analytics is solving the most important marketing and analytics problems.
Head of Product & Industry Marketing and Industry Strategy, EMEA, Adobe
Vijayanta Gupta is the head of product & industry marketing and industry strategy at Adobe Systems Europe. He leads Adobe's Industry-specific Go To Market initiatives as well as the Adobe Experience Cloud Product Marketing initiatives across Europe, Middle-East and Africa regions. He advises senior executives across industries on their Digital Strategy, and his perspectives on digital transformation is regularly published.
Group Manager, Product Marketing, Adobe
Irina Guseva is a seasoned content technologies and digital marketing professional with more than 15+ years of experience, with roots in various types of media - including print, radio, TV and digital media. She currently heads up product marketing for Adobe Experience Manager Sites at Adobe. She specialises in web content management, digital asset management, digital marketing and customer experience management. Guseva is certified by AIIM as an ECM Practitioner and holds a Peabody Award. She is regularly published in eContent Magazine, CMSWire and other industry publications.
Senior Product Marketing Manager, Adobe
Chris Haleua is senior product marketing manager for Adobe Media Optimizer. As a former SearchCenter product manager and team lead in Omniture Consulting, Chris was responsible for implementing advanced automation and innovative testing strategies for many of Adobe’s largest and most successful advertising clients. He has over nine years of advertising experience with strategic enterprise accounts across the retail, lead generation and media engagement industries. His focus on integration between Adobe Analytics, Audience Manager and Media Optimizer has revealed new ways to measure and expand the influence of paid search on other channels as an essential piece of profitable acquisition strategies. Chris enjoys helping marketers combine human creativity with automated optimisation so that Adobe Sensei algorithms can amplify the unique skills of talented advertisers.
Steve Hammond is a leader in Adobe's Digital Marketing business unit. Together with the product management and engineering teams, Steve works to drive innovation in marketing technologies and solutions. Steve has been with Adobe since 2004 and works closely with customers and Adobe's marketing and creative technologies architecting solutions for evolving business problems using a combination of technology and innovative strategy.
Senior Evangelist, Cross-Channel Communications, Digital Marketing, Adobe
Mathieu Hannouz is on the Subject Matter Expert team at Adobe working on external evangelism and internal enablement for Adobe's Cross-Channel Communication Solutions. With more than 15 years of experience in technology and marketing, and a proven track record with C-level audiences, Mathieu helps marketers translate strategy into technology and fuses it into the DNA of marketing, practices, people and culture. As a thought leader on cross-channel marketing strategies such as mobile, loyalty and online-offline, he also provides input on product strategy and roadmap development.
Mathieu holds a Master’s degree in Information Technology from Université de Rennes 1 (France) and a Master’s Degree in Sales & Marketing from ICSV – CNAM in Paris (France). Mathieu is based in Boston - Massachusetts and can be reached through twitter and email. Also read the from Mathieu here.
Senior Manager: Insights and Optimisation, EE
Will manages the Optimisation and Personalisation team at EE, the UK’s largest mobile network operator. His key responsibilities are to utilise digital analytics to find opportunities to make customers' lives easier and to drive the companies A/B testing and personalisation programme to deliver brilliant customer experiences.
Senior Solutions Consultant | Digital Media: Design, Adobe
Tony Harmer (senior solutions consultant, Digital Media: Design at Adobe UK) is a British illustrator, designer and Lynda.com author with a specialism in interoperability, and an enthusiasm for the integration of mobile tools with design workflows. Prior to joining Adobe, Tony's three-decade career has taken many turns as the world of graphic production has changed. He has been a press operator, a concept artist in IP development in the toy and entertainment industries, and spent several years working in marketing and advertising agencies, up to the level of creative director.
With more than 160 technical certifications, Tony has presented and delivered training related to graphic production across the EU and US and is the author of several Lynda.com titles, including Creating Infographics with Illustrator. Tony has a blog at tonyharmer.expert and YouTube channel, The Design Ninja.
Global Chief Digital Officer, Carat
A 23 year veteran of advertising and marketing, James has been a pioneer of digital advertising and media from its earliest days. During his career he has founded three agencies, the second of which Diffiniti went on to become the largest digital media agency in the UK, whilst the first Media Business North is now part of the global media agency network Mediacom and the largest media agency outside of London in the UK.
In more recent years he was the chief digital officer for IPG Mediabrands, part of the InterPublic advertising group and also the head of International Agency Relationships for AOL, the Internet giant that has quietly been reinventing itself as a digital media powerhouse.
He is currently the global chief digital officer for Carat, the world’s largest media agency network and part of the global Dentsu Aegis advertising group.
When not setting the digital world to rights he is a keen musician, skier and a skilled practitioner of the ancient arts of both Kung Fu and Origami.
Senior Product Manager, Integrations, Adobe
Brandon Hartness is senior product manager for Adobe, driving product development of the many integrations across Experience Cloud technologies and Solutions. Brandon gains insights into the vision, the strategy and the approach to integration management largely through feedback from Adobe's Enterprise customers, as well as tapping into his 10 years of experience with Adobe and almost 20 years in the digital marketing industry.
Solution Consultant Specialist, Adobe
Andrew is an adept and multi-talented individual with a strong track record of delivery and success in digital marketing projects - particularly analytics and consumer insights, A/B testing, experience targeting, personalisation and optimisation across multi-channel environments. Andrew provides clear and concise answers to clients questions (and much more) so they can quickly move from planning to doing and start making the most of technology. Andrew works with brands from all verticals, of all sizes, and with a vast range of business objectives and technology stacks. Most importantly, perhaps, he takes genuine pleasure from seeing projects through from inception to fruition.
Principal Solution Consultant, Adobe
Thomas Heinbach has more than 25 years of experience in the IT business. He has worked for companies such as Computer Associates, Sun Microsystems, Interwoven, Omniture and for Adobe Systems since 2010. In the last 15 years, he has specialised in optimisation of digital experiences and has supported dozens of customers in getting the best value out of their projects – leveraging technologies like customer experience management, analytics, testing and personalisation. When he’s not working with customers, Thomas lives in a small village close to the Bavarian Alps with his wife and two children.
Practice Lead for Analytics, Audience Manager and Target, Central Europe, Adobe
Cornell is an expert in conversion optimisation, A/B-testing, segmentation and targeting. He has more than six years of experience partnering with major brands from multiple industries to achieve success in personalisation initiatives. Cornell has successfully guided customers through change within their organisations to achieve impactful, measurable results in their digital experiences across all channels.
Cornell is based in Hamburg.
VP Primetime | Head of Media & Entertainment Strategy & Solutions , Adobe
Jeremy Helfand is a digital media industry veteran with nearly 20 years of experience shaping infrastructure, strategy and technology around profitable advertising-driven businesses, most recently focused on television and video. As the former CEO of Auditude (acquired by Adobe in 2011), Jeremy was responsible for the building video ad management and monetisation technologies used by top media companies. Following the Auditude acquisition, Jeremy now serves as vice president of Adobe Primetime, responsible for the unit’s television platform business. He now also oversees Adobe’s Media and Entertainment Strategy and Solutions practice, focused on developing industry solutions for acquiring, engaging and monetising audiences. Prior to Auditude, he was the president of United Online’s Media Group, managing all advertising and partnership revenue including the launch of their audience platform, Adcurate. Prior to this, he served as SVP/GM at Advertising.com (acquired by AOL).
Multi Solution Architect, Adobe
Wessel is a multi solution architect for Adobe’s Digital Marketing Solutions. He works with customers in the retail, financial, telco and pharma industry. His workshops titled 'How to become a Conversion Hero', empower Adobe’s customers to maximise their investment in the Adobe Marketing Cloud. Wessel is also part of the Global Adobe Digital Marketing Academy, co-facilitating the enablement of the Multi Solution Architect group on Mobile.
Industry Strategy Director EMEA, Adobe
Axel Heyenga is international management expert with more than 20 years of sales marketing experience within and across various industries and roles. He has solid experience in business development, sales, consulting, B2B B2C marketing as well as business strategy management. In the last five years, Axel has worked and consulted especially on solutions for how companies will deal with the disruptive effects caused by the Digital Transformation, and he continues to help clients and brands build and execute their strategy. As the Industry Strategy Director for EMEA, he drives the industry specific strategies and though leadership in Automotive for Adobe.
Jason Hickey is a senior product marketing manager for Adobe Target based out of Adobe’s New York City Times Square office. After spending over six years at Adobe driving meaningful results for customers as a solution architect and principal target consultant, Jason is now sharing all things personalisation and optimisation with the world. Jason is highly passionate about data driven decision making and conversion rate optimisation.
Teamlead Digital CRM & Portals, SPAR Business Services GmbH
Christian joined the SPAR Austria Group in 2001 and has worked with content management systems for many years. He and his team are responsible for the intranet content management system and the group wide digital asset management system, both based on Adobe Experience Manager as well as Enterprise Search, the group wide document management system and CRM. His current focus areas are enterprise content management systems, asset management and B2E Portals. He creates solutions, which permanently improve the communication inside the company.
Head of Industry Strategy, Travel & Hospitality, Adobe
Julie is a customer experience savvy data driven marketer with 18+ years focus in eCommerce, Digital Loyalty Marketing and 20 years overall in integrated marketing for Fortune 500 companies. Known as a passionate customer advocate who understands how to enhance loyalty while driving revenue across a multi-channel experience. Operating as a problem solver with the ability to define solutions that transform organisations and support operational change. Julie is a leader who believes in the team and individual growth and development as critical to overall success.
Consulting Director N-EMEA, Adobe
Martyn heads up Adobe Consulting NEMEA, responsible for shaping and delivering high-end Customer Experience strategies and solutions to Adobe's customers. Prior to joining Adobe, Martyn lead Customer Success and Professional Services Sales for the Salesforce Marketing Cloud in EMEA.
Martyn also has 10+ Management Consultancy experience gained at Capgemini and Deloitte Consulting where he specialised in Digital Strategy and Transformation Consulting. He led large engagements for clients like Canon, Unilever, Saudi Telco, BBC, Premier Farnell and Reliance India (Jio).
Director, Client Services EMEA, Adobe
Reem Hotse is the EMEA client services director and joined Adobe through the recent acquisition of Tubemogul, where she has been since 2013. Previous to this, Reem was at Sizmek for two years within the Client Services team, where she worked on accounts such as Samsung, Honda and Disney. Reem brings just over 10 years’ experience within the Media industry, where her career began in Broadcasting at both Sky News, as a news researcher, and then at ITV for two years within the Broadcast Scheduling department.
Director, Product Management, Adobe
Cedric Huesler is director product management for Digital Experience Management at Adobe. He joined Adobe with the acquisition of Day Software in 2010. In his role, he is responsible for product direction and strategy of Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) – with focus on web content management and in-venue/in-store experiences.
Prior to Adobe, Huesler was engineering director at Local.ch, Switzerland’s online phone book and Yellow Pages. Huesler has 15 years' experience in the web content management space. He lives in San Francisco (California) and loves spending time hiking and skiing.
Rob In Der Maur
Principal Solution Consultant, Adobe
Rob enables, educates and support customers and business partners on Adobe’s Experience Cloud strategy, more specifically on the marketing solutions it encompasses. A technologist with business background having both solution consulting and implementation skills. He knows what he likes, and likes what he knows.
Senior Solution Consultant AEM, Adobe
Markus Jasker started his career as communication designer in advertising and as a freelancer, taught at a graphic-design school to finally get involved in Adobe’s creative development with Version Cue, an early DAM system delivered with older versions of Adobe’s former Creative Suite. After three years in engineering, he became a Acrobat sales engineer, developed quickly to Creative Cloud Systems engineer in the enterprise business and is now part of the Adobe Experience Manager pre-sales team in central EMEA. Motto: no asset can live without metadata. Markus is a passionate presenter, loves rugby and his family. He lives in Hamburg.
Industry Strategy Director EMEA, Adobe
Chris works closely with Adobe's Telecommunications customers across EMEA ensuring full utilisation across the marketing cloud. He advises senior executives across the industry on their digital strategy working closely with Adobe's partner network. Prior to joining Adobe, Chris spent 17 years working for Vodafone both in the UK and across their global operating countries leading in areas such as Digital, Technology, Retail, CRM, Customer Experience, Business Intelligence and Marketing. As an experienced digital leader, Chris prides himself as ensuring the customer is at the centre of all conversations and engagements.
VP of Business Development, ObservePoint
Doug has been the Global VP of Business Development at ObservePoint for almost four years and has been critical in promoting the company's rapid growth, managing a successful team that has brought on hundreds of enterprise brands such as American Express, HSBC, Tesco, Disney and ESPN. For a number of years, Doug worked in sales at Adobe with a focus on their Digital Marketing Suite that included analytics, Test&Target, Search&Promote, etc. While at Adobe, he met John Pestana, co-founder of Omniture, and was asked join the ObservePoint team. Doug now assists John and CEO, Rob Seolas, in empowering analysts and marketers to automatically validate their digital data and give their organisation the confidence to make better decisions based on better data.
Head of Ecommerce, Adobe.com EMEA, Adobe
Petar leads Adobe.com for EMEA, where he is responsible for delivering customer experiences to increase conversion and retention, and grow recurring revenues. Previous to his current role, Petar played key roles leading the EMEA Testing & Optimisation team focused on identifying opportunities, creating hypotheses, testing, and rolling out winners. He also took roles in Corporate Web Strategy team leading the Trial Funnel optimisation, and some of the break-through initiatives like the first in-product gamification for Photoshop.
Prior to joining Adobe in 2007, Petar ran Fujitsu.com and held various .com positions at a number of San Francisco Bay Area and Pacific Northwest startups.
Group Product Manager, Adobe
Greg Klebus is group product manager on Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) team. He is responsible for product development and strategy in the area of Content Velocity and connecting Creative Cloud and Marketing Cloud. Previously responsible for AEM Assets and content repository in the Adobe Experience Manager product line (CRX), Greg has a good understanding of content management solutions for marketing and IT at large companies. He joined Adobe in 2010 with Day Software acquisition and has 10 years of experience with Adobe Experience Manager / CQ products. Prior to that, Greg worked on crafting software in various roles, including developer, project manager, and engineering manager. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Science. In his free time, Greg enjoys photography, music and travel.
Director, Industry Strategy - Retail, Travel & CPG, Adobe
Michael Klein is the head of Industry Strategy - Retail, Travel Hospitality - for Adobe Systems. He leads a team of subject matter experts who work with Adobe’s global commerce clients to help them develop best-in-class digital marketing strategies. Michael is a thought leader in global commerce, and regularly contributes to industry events. He joined Adobe through the Omniture acquisition in 2009.
His vast experience includes over 25 years as a senior merchant and marketer for brands such as the William-Sonoma, Harry David, Discovery Channel Stores, eLuxury.com (LVMH Group), and wine.com. Michael is an active member of Shop.org and the Global Retail Marketing Association.
Senior Director, Product Marketing & GTM for Creative Cloud for Enterprise, Adobe
Chris has spent nearly 20 years managing marketing, sales and customer success teams in both start-up and large enterprise environments. At Adobe, he is responsible for leading the go-to-market and product marketing teams for Creative Cloud for enterprise. He joined Adobe Systems, Inc. in 2005 through Adobe’s acquisition of Visual Sciences.
In his previous role at Adobe, Chris led the solution consulting and customer success teams in the Americas for all Adobe solutions. Prior to Adobe, Chris held senior level marketing and analytics roles at E*TRADE Financial and SunTrust Banks. He holds a B.S. in Marketing from George Mason University and an MBA from Georgia State University.
Product Marketing Manager, Adobe Campaign, Adobe
Timo Kohlberg is a digital marketing and cross-channel campaign management expert, focusing on creation of superior customer experiences. At Adobe, he is a product marketing manager for Adobe Campaign within the Adobe Marketing Cloud, driving go-to-market strategies, communications, as well as business development. Timo is a renowned speaker at leading digital marketing events and congresses. A thought leader on customer insight, content velocity, journey management and mobile marketing strategies.
Timo Kohlberg has more than eight years of experience in the software industry, working for mid-size and enterprise companies including Infor, where he was responsible for Product Marketing and Demand Generation, covering key regions in EMEA. He holds a degree in Business Administration with emphasis on Marketing from Northumbria University in Newcastle and Munich University of Applied Sciences.
Group Product Manager, Adobe
Peter Krmpotic is a group product manager for AEM, primarily responsible for integrations with solutions of the Adobe Marketing Cloud. Building on this role, he also leads AEM’s efforts for a comprehensive content marketing solution. Throughout his entire career, Peter has worked with major brands and government organisations, helping them recognise and leverage one of their largest assets: their content.
Peter has a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany and he is based in Adobe’s San Francisco office.
Senior. Solution Consultant, AEM, Adobe
Nagaraj is a passionate senior solution consultant, AEM with significant industry experience in digital marketing and media domains. He truly believes in bringing out greater customer experiences/impacts through technology, innovation and path-breaking solutions. He's worked on many successful and transformational customer projects across the globe. He is responsible for owning customer delivery in terms of digital strategy, solution design and technical architecture for AEM Sites & Assets.
Director, Strategy & Product Marketing, Mobile & Connected Experiences, Adobe
Haresh has more than 16 years of experience in marketing, product and strategy for world-class enterprise brands. At Adobe, he is responsible for driving the overall strategy and marketing for Adobe Experience Manager Mobile and Connected Experiences. He has been a mobile evangelist and driving mobile innovations for over 10 years. He is a seasoned professional with experience in brand management, product management, product marketing, sales marketing, demand gen and industry marketing.
Haresh started his career as an engineer and has held various leadership positions at IBM, Google, Yahoo, Twitter and Lithium Technologies. Haresh holds a B.S. with honours in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Economics from University of Rochester and a M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Frank Lampard OBE
Ex Premier League & England Footballer
Born to a family of footballers, Frank is considered to be one of the greatest midfield players of all time.
Starting his career with West Ham United FC, Frank signed his first professional contract in 1995 and had a spell at Swansea City football club on loan, where he played nine matches and scored his first career goal.
Following his success with West Ham, Frank joined Chelsea in 2001, and by the end of 2005 he had established a record of 164 consecutive games for one club, becoming one of the top ten Chelsea goalscorers ever. Frank was a key player in Chelsea’s back-to-back title wins in 2004/05 and 2005/06, was chosen as Player of the Year according to British journalists in 2006/07, and scored the winning goal in the 2009 FA Cup.
In January 2009, Frank made his 400th appearance for Chelsea in the club’s match against Stoke City, an achievement only nine others had managed before him, and from 2001 to 2014, he made 648 appearances for Chelsea, during which time he scored a record-breaking 211 goals for his team, which earned him the title of the club’s all-time leading goalscorer.
Testament to his skill, dedication and loyalty to his team, Frank has won a number of awards, including Barclays Player the Season (2004/05, 2005/06) and UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year (2008), and was awarded an OBE this year in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
In addition to his stellar career with Chelsea, Frank earned 106 England caps and was vice captain of the England team at the World Cup in Brazil (2014). Most recently, following his retirement from Chelsea, Frank signed with New York City FC in the MLS after concluding a stint with its sister club Manchester City during the 2014/15 Premier League season. Before recently announcing his retirement from football, Frank continued his goal scoring exploits across the Atantic. He was the first player in New York City FC’s history to score a hat-trick and the renowned British player made New York City FC history when he scored three goals for the team against Colorado Rapids: the first hat-trick in New York City FC history and in September 2016 scored his 300th career goal. In February 2017 Frank declared his retirement from professional football.
Outside of his football career, Frank has already successfully published a number of children’s books under the series title ‘Frankie’s Magic Football’, and is a team captain on ITV’s comedy sports-based quiz show, Play to the Whistle.
Senior Manager, Industry Strategy, Adobe
Jared Lees is the senior manager of industry strategy for financial services at Adobe. In this role, he works with Adobe’s financial services clients to help them develop best-in-class digital marketing strategies using Adobe Marketing Cloud solutions. Lees has over 10 years of experience consulting with enterprise-level clients and leaders across industries on digital transformation and marketing initiatives. His experience ranges from product implementation, system integrations, and customer personalisation strategy.
Product Marketing Manager, Adobe Campaign, Adobe
At Adobe, Aurélie Lepley, product marketing manager, is responsible for Adobe Campaign competitive intelligence. With a strong expertise of campaign management solutions and competitors’ go-to-market approach, her mission is to contribute to the success of Adobe Campaign by supporting worldwide sales teams and partners to develop active sales tactics and strategies and outsmart challengers.
Since 2009, Aurélie has taken on a sales executive role focusing on bank/insurance, e-commerce, luxury and farming/food industries at Neolane (now Adobe) and subsequently led EMEA press relations.
She graduated from the business school ESC Troyes (France).
EVP & CMO, Adobe
As Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Ann Lewnes is responsible for Adobe's corporate brand, corporate communications and integrated marketing efforts worldwide. She drives the company's corporate positioning, branding and identity, marketing campaigns, public relations, social media and field marketing programs to ensure strong connections with customers and constituents. As champion of Adobe's brand to employees and the community, she also oversees Adobe’s internal communications and community relations efforts, including the Adobe Foundation, which funds philanthropic initiatives around the world. Prior to joining Adobe in November 2006, Lewnes served as vice president of sales and marketing at Intel Corporation. At Intel, Lewnes helped build global demand for the Intel brand from consumers, business professionals and key computer channels. She managed the highly successful "Intel Inside" program and oversaw several ground-breaking campaigns, including the launches of the Pentium® and Centrino® processor brands. In 2000, Lewnes was elected to the American Advertising Federation's Hall of Achievement. In 2010, she was honoured with a Changing The Game Award by the Advertising Women of New York (AWNY). Lewnes holds a bachelor's degree in international relations and journalism from Lehigh University. She serves on the boards of the Advertising Council and the Adobe Foundation.
VP of Technology and Ecosystem Development, Technicolor Production Services
Creative Technologist, Josh Limor, is responsible for developing relationships and technologies that are applied by Technicolor Production Services to blockbuster theatrical releases, award winning series and ever evolving immersive experiences.
Josh brings over a decade of experience in business, technology and product development to the creative community. He has a deep understanding of the creative and technology imperatives that must be harnessed to deliver the artistic vision of academy award winning directors, cinematographers, colourists and visual FX artists.
One of his initiatives recently received the Lumière Award from the Advanced Imaging Society for technology that drives the industry forward. Prior to Technicolor, Josh worked at Panavision, where he designed, developed and implemented a successful range of digital workflow solutions that helped to transition the market from film, to digital, to higher dynamic range.
Senior Solution Consultant, Adobe
After working for ten years as a web analyst doing analysis, AB testing and continuous optimising for one of the biggest bank in the Netherlands, Gerard joined Adobe. As a solution consultant, he now shares his experiences with companies in the Benelux on how to utilise Adobe's solutions to achieve best results.
Director of Product Marketing, Personalisation & Optimisation, Adobe
Kevin Lindsay heads up product marketing in San Francisco for Adobe’s leading targeting and optimisation solution - Adobe Target. He is an expert on conversion optimisation and personalisation, and speaks frequently at industry events around the globe. Kevin was with Omniture prior to its acquisition by Adobe, and previously held product and strategic marketing positions at search software companies Mercado and Verity. What he finds most exciting about digital marketing is the opportunity businesses have to turn digital interactions into more money through optimisation. With most companies experiencing soaring mobile traffic volumes, he sees mobile app and cross-device optimisation as a big priority over the next couple of years. Kevin is a Canadian expat who enjoys life with his family in the hills above Silicon Valley. You can follow Kevin at his blog.
Broadcaster & Journalist
Gabby Logan is one of the UK’s foremost sports hosts, presenting multiple programmes for the BBC including the Invictus Games, Six Nations, MOTD and The Premier League Show, as well as being part of the BBC’s Olympic London 2012 and Rio 2016 team. In addition, she is a prolific writer, with a regular column for The Times, and has previously written for the Guardian, Sunday Mirror, Independent and Yorkshire Post.
Daughter of the Welsh footballer Terry Yorath, Gabby joined Sky Sports soon after graduating. She moved on to present ITV’s Premier League, Champions’ League and World Cup coverage - before becoming only the second woman to front Match of the Day. She has also hosted her own show on Radio 5 Live, bringing a light touch to a mix of sport and current affairs.
Gabby was less successful on Strictly Come Dancing, where she was controversially voted out before her husband, the Scottish rugby player Kenny Logan.
Gabby is also a patron of the Disabilities Trust, Prince’s Trust and Great Ormond Street, and vice president of Sparks.
Tamara Lohan MBE
CTO & Co-founder, Mr & Mrs Smith
Tamara Lohan is the co-founder of Mr & Mrs Smith. The company was founded by Tamara and her husband James initially as a guide to high-quality short-break hotels and has since grown into a successful online brand and booking site.
Like many entrepreneurial stories, Tamara and James established Mr & Mrs Smith as a solution to a problem. As young professionals seeking weekend breaks from London, they were disappointed by the number of dated, traditional-style hotels they ended up in. Believing there were good, modern, boutique hotels around the country that weren’t being covered by the long-established guidebooks from the likes of the AA, the couple started researching their own. Despite being written off by publishers and the book industry, they ploughed on. Upon securing distribution they were told their initial print run of tens of thousands was wildly ambitious. The first Mr & Mrs Smith guide went on to sell over 100,000.
Since then, the internet has revolutionised travel and accommodation and Mr & Mrs Smith has changed with it. The membership-based website maintains the high-standards of the books. Every hotel is rigorously and regularly tested by reviewers both open and anonymous. The hotel’s secrets, like which room has the best view, are uncovered. As well as reviewing and recommending, Mr & Mrs Smith now also offer a booking service and a loyalty scheme. They have links to some of the world’s biggest travel companies, and employ over 100 people in locations from LA to Singapore to Sydney. The Mr & Mrs Smith brand, and the newer Smith & Family, have established a solid reputation for unbiased recommendations of quality, interesting hotels from budget to high-end.
As well as continuing to head the company, Tamara serves as their CTO since the move online. As a result, as well as speaking about the ups and downs, the challenges, failures and successes of the entrepreneurial journey, she speaks about building an online business and disrupting established markets. She also considers the power of a brand and how to keep it consistent.
Head of Digital Data & Technology (Digital Analytics), RS Components
As the Head of Digital data & Technology at RS Components, Tom Loomes, oversees the development of and implementation of strategy with analytics to maximise digital presence. With his years at RS Components and throughout his career, Tom has become and expert in digital marketing analytics, namely with marketing tagging and ensuring data quality. Originally joining RS Components in 2013, Tom has shown his capabilities within several areas of the company.
Group Manager, Customer Success & Integration, Adobe
Tim Lott is group manager for the Customer Success & Integration team at Adobe with over ten years of experience in digital marketing and 20 years product strategy/vision/development experience. As a thought leader in digital marketing, Tim is focused on improvements to integration and customer experience across the Adobe Experience Cloud. He constantly engages customers to stay ahead of industry trends. In his current role, he leads teams driving multi-solution integration, Experience Cloud onboarding, technology integration and emerging technology projects with some of the world’s most innovative and renowned brands.
CEO of Media, Manchester United
Phil Lynch, Manchester United’s CEO of Media, is responsible for overseeing the club’s media initiatives, including the management and operations of MUTV (the Club’s 24x7 linear television network), the creation and editorial oversight of United Review (official match day programme) and Inside United (official monthly magazine), as well as the club’s digital media partnerships and direct to consumer products.
Prior to his time at Manchester United, Phil was the global head / VP of Content & Media Partnerships at Yahoo, overseeing 3500+ content partnerships across all verticals, as well as their digital distribution efforts. During his tenure, he was selected by Variety as one of “Hollywood’s New Leaders” for 2016 and credited with developing Yahoo’s over the top live sports offering via securing broadcast rights and partnerships, with the likes of the National Football League, National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, and PGA Tour.
Prior to Yahoo, Phil was the senior vice president, digital networks & games for Sony Pictures Television (SPT). In this position, he was responsible for negotiating distribution deals and managing relationships with partners on behalf of Crackle, the studio’s multi-platform video entertainment network worldwide, and for acquisitions, programming, marketing and operations for Crackle’s English language services in the US, Canada and Australia. Additionally, Lynch supervises the game applications business for the Studio which includes games such as “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy!”, as well as Original IP like Suits & Swords, and brand extensions like Sports Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune Cubed.
Previously, Lynch served as vice president, digital distribution & mobile entertainment where he managed all distribution, business development, licensing, account management and programming functions for Crackle. Under Lynch’s distribution purview, Crackle has expanded into Canada, Australia, and Latin America as has secured distribution for Crackle on all of the worlds’ largest video platforms, including: PlayStation, Xbox, iOS, Android, ROKU, Samsung, and VIZIO. Crackle was selected as a Top 5 Entertainment Application for 2011 and 2012 and is currently ranked as a Top 5 application on Roku, Xbox and Sony connected devices.
Lynch joined SPT in 2007 as director of digital distribution and services and launched Sony Pictures cross platform digital ad supported and transactional businesses. Beforehand, Lynch was vice president of business development at FUN Games and served in various business development and product roles at IAC/InterActive Corp, RampRate Advisors and Yahoo Music.
VP, Fan Centric Marketing, NFL
Bringing fans of all generations: Gen Z, Millennial, Gen X and Baby boomers closer to the game by data-driven insights, brand, and technology.
Max is a subject matter expert in the field of Digital Asset Management and Rich Media. He has provided consulting services for a large number of companies across a wide range of verticals. While at Apple, he led a digital experience team, managing rich media and delivering worldwide omni-channel experiences for Mobile, Web, App, Services and In-Store.
Head of Portals and Content Management Systems, Lufthansa Group
Starting his IT carrier in a middle size publisher company, Peter digitised their production and launched their first commercial website in 1995. After switching to Lufthansa Systems he worked as a consultant for Lufthansa and other worldwide operating customers within and beyond aviation industry. He also managed projects in order to reorganise decentralised IT with corporate wide standards and helps to gain advantages through intranets and applications. Furthermore Peter has build up and lead a development team at Lufthansa Systems for web based applications and developed the first intranet portal software for Lufthansa with his team . After some more projects regarding cost sharing and IT project optimisation as a management consultant, Peter switched to Lufthansa Corporate IT Department in 2004. Here he and his team are responsible for the intranet content management system, based on Adobe Experience Manager, Enterprise Search and Access Solutions. Peter is convinced that a device and location independent access to information and knowledge is a key factor for business success.
Senior Solutions Consultant, Adobe
Steve is an experienced IT professional who is passionate about the coming together of people and technology, its implications and how we can better understand and use it to our advantage in a Digital Marketing context.
With 20+ years of experience in IT and over 10 years of that focused specifically on marketing technology, Steve has worked with many of the top brands across Europe to realise the goal of putting the right content in front of the right customer at the right time.
Head of Digital Communication Tools, Siemens AG, Munich/Germany
Crossing the borders between IT and Marketing / Communication back and forth since 1999.
At Adobe, Stephanie Maziol, senior product marketing manager, is responsible for product marketing and go-to-market strategy for Adobe Campaign. She is an expert at deriving superior customer experience from cross-channel marketing. She advocates moving organisations beyond one-sided messaging to fully personalised and actionable push and pull communications to connected consumers. A thought leader on mobile marketing strategies which take advantage of 360° customer knowledge, cross-channel engagement, and real-time dialogues via SMS, mobile and messaging apps, Stephanie focuses on all aspects of cross-channel campaign management, including campaign orchestration, inbound and outbound marketing, 1 to 1 personalisation, or loyalty marketing.
For over 15 years, Stephanie has acquired diversified solutions marketing and management experience at start-up, mid-size and Fortune 500 companies, including Oracle, where she led product marketing activities for governance, risk and compliance applications. She holds an MBA from Quinnipiac University in the U.S. and graduated from ESC Rennes in France.
Head of Digital Analytics, Sky
Rob is an experienced digital marketing professional and a proven leader in the field of data and analytics with a track record of bringing customer data into the complex marketing and technology landscape. A combination of visionary and pragmatist, Rob creates solutions which blend established business processes with bleeding edge digital techniques. Having worked both as a consultant and in-house, he has in depth knowledge of how businesses from multiple verticals can leverage data to power efficiency and growth.
Group Product Manager, Marketing Cloud Core Services, Adobe
Dave McNamee has worked in software product management for fifteen years, the last four at Adobe. Recently he has been focused on building the Profiles and Audiences Core Service and creating integrations with the solutions of the Marketing Cloud. His next big project is a new data platform for the Marketing Cloud to enable customers to use more of their data to help drive experience and analytics. Dave is also a licensed flight instructor.
General Manager Customer Data & Analytics, National Australia Bank
Patrick started his career with Shell Australia as part of their general graduate programme in an attempt to distance himself from his highly technical degree in Computer Engineering. The success of this was debatable as, after Shell, he spent 11 years as a management consultant working in Europe, North America and Asia running transformation programs with a heavy technology focus. He then spent six months as a stay-at-home dad before his wife sent him back to work. He joined NAB in 2008 in a technology role and then performed roles in technology, transformation and digital strategy before joining marketing at the end of 2014. He has been in the role of GM customer Data and Analytics since the middle of 2016.
Head of Communication Strategy and Planning, Lufthansa Group
Starting out in financial communications for a listed company in 2003, Christoph has since held management positions in virtually every communications specialty. After reshaping internal communications at Swiss International Air Lines from 2006 to 2009, he moved on to head up Lufthansa’s Media Relations unit for Southeast Europe, Africa and the Middle East from 2009 to 2011. In 2012 he was appointed Head of Group Media Relations. In this capacity Christoph was responsible for media relations in the areas of corporate finance, politics and corporate responsibility until 2014. Since then he has been driving a far-reaching transformation of the communications organisation at the Lufthansa Group. He introduced content planning and continuous media analysis with tangible KPIs and reports supporting the leadership team in steering activities across relevant markets. He and his team also implemented a corporate newsroom and are now driving the integration of media relations and internal communications.
VP of Strategy, Business Development & Marketing, Adobe
As Vice President of Strategy Business Development and Marketing, John Mellor advances growth and market leadership strategies for Adobe’s Digital Marketing business unit. With over 25 years of experience in the enterprise software industry, Mellor drives the enterprise marketing efforts and global strategic alliances that fuel the explosive growth of the industry’s leading solutions within the Adobe Marketing Cloud. Mellor joined Adobe through the company’s acquisition of Omniture in 2009 where he served as executive vice president of marketing and drove all marketing efforts to strategically advance the largest standalone web analytics business. Mellor’s previous experience includes senior leadership positions with RichFX, an online merchandising company, and co-founding Viewpoint, an interactive media technology provider, which was later acquired by Computer Associates.
Director Mobile Engagement, Marriott International, Inc.
David manages a team focused on growing Marriott’s mobile app active user base and developing marketing strategies to engage that audience to drive revenue and excitement towards our loyalty programmes. His team leverages Marriott’s digital channels, pushes messaging and additional in-app capabilities to drive business results.
He graduated from The George Washington University and worked at multiple digital agencies before joining Marriott International in 2012.
Senior Online Business Strategist, Swisscom
Nicolas Mériel has gathered over 15 years of online experience and has worked as interactive marketing manager at eCommerce service provider GSI Commerce (now eBay Enterprise). Nicolas then joined Omniture (now Adobe) in the role of team lead Test&Target EMEA. During the acquisition by Adobe, Nicolas had the opportunity to join Adobe Training Services as a corporate trainer & consultant for all Omniture powered solutions as well as Adobe Scene7. In 2012, Mr. Mériel joined Swisscom, Switzerland’s leading telecom provider, as senior online business strategist.
Nicolas speaks five languages and has been a regular speaker at Adobe Summit.
Global Content & Social, LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Jason Miller leads global content and social media marketing initiatives for LinkedIn Marketing Solutions helping marketers understand how to take advantage of digital advertising and content marketing tactics on LinkedIn and beyond to achieve their marketing goals and deliver real ROI. He is the author of the bestselling B2B marketing book Welcome to the Funnel: Proven Tactics to Turn Your Social Media and Content Marketing up to 11.
Head of Solution Consulting, Retail, Adobe
Michael Moertl leads the solution consulting team for the retail vertical in Germany. Together with his team he drives projects and supports the sales Team in presales for all three Adobe Cloud solutions: Adobe Experience Cloud, Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Document Cloud. Michael has been with Adobe since 2001 and has a strong background in sales, product marketing and presales for content creation and marketing technologies and solutions.
Senior Product Manager, Professional Video Editing, Adobe
Al Mooney is the senior product manager for editing at Adobe, working on Adobe’s video editing and content creation products, from mobile to desktop. Before Adobe, Al worked for Apple in the UK as the senior video development manager. He originally studied audio engineering, working in that industry for many years, before developing an interest in video. Al moved to the US from the UK 7 years ago to work for Adobe. His main interests outside of work are music, cats, video games and Doctor Who.
Colin Morris is the director of product management for Adobe Analytics Mobile. Morris is responsible for the strategy, roadmap and solutions within Adobe's app measurement space. He’s focused on helping customers surface critical insights for driving business outcomes, better user experiences and cross-channel customer intelligence. Colin has spent the last 8-plus years in the mobile space, building and managing apps, analytics tools and ad networks, at Flurry (now Yahoo) and Goodshop. Prior to his mobile experience, Colin led product, content and business development efforts across various startups in the ad tech, social networking and online media space.
Product Manager, Adobe
After an artistic career as a break dancer, Gaël turned to marketing and communication studies and obtained a Master’s degree. He started his professional career at AXA France as a project manager then at Motivation Factory, a software editor, where he learned to be a product manager. Gaël worked in this company for four years before moving to Toronto, Canada for one year to improve his English. Overall, it was a very good, albeit cold, learning experience. He then moved back to France and spent two years, as a product manager at Dalenys (previously Rentabiliweb), where he was in charge of the conceptualisation of an online coaching software. In 2016 Gaël joined Adobe as a product manager for Adobe Campaign. He's in charge of the connectivity between V7 and ACS and Dynamic reporting (AA in campaign.
Gaël still practices breakdancing, but just for fun. Maybe one day, he will show us what he can do on the floor. He really likes playing football as well and actually has a football team. Furthermore, like most of us, he like watching movies and TV series at home and traveling.
Fun fact: he just recently became a dad. His little boy, Raphael, is a year old and he finds himself playing with his toys more often than he does.
Senior Computer Scientist – Data Architect Audience Manager, Adobe
Adrian leads the big data team in Adobe Audience Manager, with over ten years' experience working with large distributed systems. His areas of expertise include Hadoop, HBase and big data technologies. At Adobe, he manages the backend component of the Audience Manager hosting more than 1PB of audience data processed daily in large 1k+ nodes clusters. Adrian holds a PhD in Computer Science received from Politehnica University of Bucharest and previously worked for The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland.
Vice President of Adobe Design, Adobe
As Vice President of Adobe Design, Jamie Myrold has led large-scale design efforts at Adobe for more than 12 years – touching nearly every product in market today in some capacity.
She has extensive experience revamping old, out-of-date technologies to create intuitive, seamless and beautiful user experiences that millions of Adobe users love. Her experience goes beyond just restructuring and redesigning applications, but to redefining the business as well. Most recently, Jamie led the redesign of Adobe Acrobat and created the all-new Adobe Document Cloud – which gives users an entirely new digital experience for signing, sending and collaborating with documents, previously only possible with pen, paper and printer.
Managing Director | Partner, ecx.io
Helmut was one of the founders from ecx.io back in 1998. He developed ecx.io to one of the most successful digital agencies in Europe. At ecx.io sites in Düsseldorf, Bracknell, Varaždin, Wels, Vienna and Zagreb more than 300 entrepreneurs, creatives, strategists, thinkers and geeks solve challenges in digital marketing and ecommerce. Helmut has a strong focus in digital business strategy and digital platforms like Adobe. Within ecx.io, he is responsible for the platform strategy and Adobe business development. Helmut is member of the Adobe partner advisory board and has more than 15 years’ experience with digital projects based on Adobe.
President & CEO, Adobe
Shantanu Narayen is president and chief executive officer of Adobe, one of the world's largest and most diversified software companies. Narayen's leadership, technology insight and operational expertise have strengthened Adobe's culture of innovation, expanded the company into new markets, and extended its product portfolio and global reach. In 2009, Narayen led the $1.8 billion acquisition of Omniture, Inc., expanding Adobe’s ability to help customers measure and optimise the value of online experiences, content and applications. Prior to his appointment as CEO in December 2007, Narayen was Adobe's president and COO, responsible for the company's day-to-day global operations, product research and development, marketing and corporate development. In 2005, he co-led the $3.4 billion acquisition of Macromedia, strengthening the company's presence in key markets ranging from enterprises and vertical industries to mobile devices and multimedia publishing. Previously, he held key product research and development positions within Adobe, including executive vice president of worldwide products, senior vice president of worldwide product development and vice president and general manager of the engineering technology group. Before joining Adobe in 1998, Narayen was co-founder of Pictra, Inc., an early pioneer of digital photo sharing over the internet. Prior to that, he served as director of desktop and collaboration products at Silicon Graphics, Inc. and held various senior management positions at Apple Computer, Inc. Narayen holds five patents and is a frequent speaker at industry and academic events. He is a member of the U.S. President's Management Advisory Board, established in 2010 to provide advice on how to implement best business practices, including the application of technology, on matters related to federal government management and operation. He also serves on the Board of Pfizer, Inc. and the Advisory Board of the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, and is president of the board of the Adobe Foundation, which funds philanthropic initiatives around the world. He formerly served on the Board of Dell, Inc. and Metavante Technologies, Inc. Narayen holds a bachelor's degree in electronics engineering from Osmania University in India, a master's degree in computer science from Bowling Green State University and a master's degree in business administration from the Haas School of Business.
Head of Commercial, Digital Business Interactive, UK&I, Cognizant Technology Solutions
Prashant is the commercial head of Cognizant’s Digital Interactive practice in the UK This practice is mandated to transform customer experience and help CMOs achieve their objectives using Digital Marketing Offerings: of which our partnership with Adobe plays a key role. As part of his role, Prashant is constantly thinking of new ways to deliver value to his clients and therefore identifying and developing high performing teams. Prashant has more than 19 years of experience in the industry focused on transforming customer relationships, ensuring clients are able to maximise the benefits through using large scale outsourcing constructs.
Group Manager, Strategy and Product Marketing, AEM, Adobe
Chris Nguyen is a group manager, Strategy and Product Marketing in the Adobe Experience Manager team. Chris currently oversees global product positioning, go-to-market strategy, and drives day-to-day field readiness for Adobe's digital experience managed cloud business.
Prior to joining Adobe, Chris held leadership roles in product marketing for TIBCO Software’s Service Oriented Architecture platform focusing on Application Development, Governance and Integration and product management at BEA Systems (Oracle) concentrating on web application development. Chris holds a MBA from Santa Clara University and a BS in Computer Science from UC Riverside.
Global Head of Digital Marketing, Aviva
Mike is the global head of digital marketing for the Aviva Group and is responsible for the technology used to deliver digital and targeted and personalised marketing for Aviva. Many of these tools are part of the Adobe Marketing Cloud. Mike has 15 years’ experience in digital - both client and agency-side. Prior to joining Aviva he held digital marketing roles at Universal Music, Tesco and Amazon.
Solution Architect, Adobe
As a Solution Architect at Adobe, Jo is responsible for helping our customers and prospects get the most out of all their Adobe solutions. She has a strong compliance background which means she is often involved in the emerging issues around data and privacy. Jo joined Adobe as part of the Neolane acquisition in 2013. She has a background of solution design and implementation across eCommerce, portals, content management and database technologies.
After 5 years of account management, taking care of clients using Adobe Media Optimizer, Mohamed became a specialist on PPC advertising for the retail and travel industry. He is now solution consultant focusing on Europe Southwest region for Adobe Advertising Cloud. Helping advertisers to simplify the delivery of video, display and search advertising across channels and screens.
Senior Product Marketing Manager, Adobe
As a senior product marketing manager in the Adobe Experience Manager team, Urosh is responsible for go-to-market strategy and field readiness for Adobe Experience Manager's Managed Services offering and integrations with Adobe Experience Cloud solutions. Prior to joining Adobe, Urosh served as the president and co-founder of digital marketing consultancy start-ups helping customers develop an impactful digital presence. Urosh holds a MBA from UCLA and a Computer Science degree from University of Belgrade.
Ricoh Capital Europe, Ricoh Capital Europe
Howard has a 30 year tenure in Financial Services and has served various operational roles over this period of time. Howard spent 24 years at Ford Credit (Financial Services captive of Ford Motor Company), including eight years living and working in Europe and the Middle East. Howard joined Ricoh Capital Europe in 2011 and having previously worked in operations, FY17 sees a new role as the European programme manager, where Howard is responsible for the deployment and management of new value add initiatives across EMEA.
Belinda Parmar OBE
CEO, The Empathy Business
Belinda Parmar OBE is the CEO of The Empathy Business and pioneer of the world’s first empathy index, featured in the Harvard Business Review.
Belinda leads a team of empathy geeks that measures and embeds empathy into businesses to make them more profitable.
She is also author of Little Miss Geek and The Empathy Era, founder of the Little Miss Geek campaign and a regular contributor to The Guardian, the World Economic Forum and the Harvard Business Review. In 2014 she was chosen by the World Economic Forum to be a Young Global Leader, and received an OBE for bringing more women into technology.
Product Manager, Adobe
Ram Parthasarathy is a product manager in Adobe’s digital marketing business unit based out of San Francisco. He leads the mobile app optimisation and personalisation strategy for the Adobe Marketing Cloud and helps mobile marketers create great customer experiences.
Rakhi Patel is senior product marketing manager, leading marketing and thought leadership for Adobe’s data management platform (DMP) business. With over 15 years of experience in the digital marketing space, Rakhi has helped drive online conversions and sales for some of the world’s top brands. She is now dedicated to inspiring marketers with the power of Adobe’s DMP - Audience Manager.
Executive Head of Digital Marketing & Marketing Analytics, Standard Bank Group
Sagren leads a team of Digital Rockstars and mathemagicians as executive head of Digital Marketing and Marketing Analytics at Standard Bank Group, Africa’s biggest bank.
With a deep passion and attraction to technology, innovation and people, these interests steered his career towards the online world, where he harnessed his skills understanding consumer behaviour online and driving contextual experiences. The allure of the immediacy of radio and television expanded his experience in digital media sales, marketing, brand management, advertising, IT and broadcasting at Jacaranda 94.2 and the SABC.
Along his journey, Sagren held a deep passion for measuring things, digging into trends and telling stories about those insights. Whilst driving digital creative and platform enablement in North Africa and Middle East at Nokia magnified his experience in telecommunications and customer centricity with behavioural data at the heart of every initiative.
Most recently Sagren has been spearheading data driven marketing in digital marketing, media and advertising and enabling analytics for ecommerce business on retail banking. His vision is to get to an environment of Contextually Relevant, customer experiences that is Relevant and real-time.
“Opportunities multiply as they are seized.” – Sun Tzu
Digital marketing, innovation and experience strategist, Adobe
Greg has been working for more than 15 years in innovation management and digital disruption in various positions across fast moving industries such as telecom, e-business, media and automotive. He’s also a former tech entrepreneur in the area of Big Data for customer intelligence and experience. He's an active contributor to the French tech ecosystem. Today, in his current role, Greg helps some of Adobe's largest customers to shape the future of their digital business and leverage value from their investment in their digital innovation and transformation journey to sustain their growth.
Adam manages operations for Adobe Managed Services in Europe with deep experience in complicated, high pressure customer management. He runs technical and business process workshops for Enterprise tier customers all over the world. Adam is an experienced presenter having presented at many technical AEM conferences.
Senior Media Paid Search Manager, Hostelworld
A digital enthusiast with a thoughtful, strategic and curious mind, Juan is passionate about driving business results. With over 10 years of online marketing experience, Juan has developed expert knowledge of Paid Search advertising. Over the course of his career, he has managed PPC campaigns across multiple countries and languages, giving him a global approach and perspective.
Group Product Manager | Adobe Campaign, Adobe
Eric has had several professional lives. After studying marketing and sales, he started in technical sales, then moved to sales. Three years later, Eric changed his skills to figure out the dark side of the application and became a developer. Starting from zero, but with a huge motivation. This experience gave Eric the mandatory background to progress to project leader, then product manager. Eric joined Adobe 3 years ago, as product manager and then took the lead of EMEA product management team one year later.
During this long journey, he became a father. She’s now 16, and as a family, they spend their time traveling around the world. Eric is a huge football fan, and hopes to see Paris Saint-Germain champions of Europe in the next few years. Like most people, he likes watching films and TV shows at home, and tries to change the world from his couch with his girlfriend.
Senior Value Consultant, Adobe
Julien joined Adobe five years ago as solution consultant and has 15 years of IT experience. Prior to Adobe, he has held a number of positions in both Europe and North America ranging from software engineer, technical architect, functional architect and pre-sales consultancy with experience in pharmaceutical, banking, retail and telecommunications.
Senior Manager – EMEA Product & Industry Marketing, Adobe
Michael is a seasoned innovative marketer focused on driving efficiencies and improved return on investment through the better use of data and content in marketing. He has an extensive background in data driven marketing, content management, cross-channel marketing and digital advertising.
Michael is currently senior manager at Adobe, responsible for Financial Services across EMEA. In this role he helps Adobe’s FSI customers to better achieve their marketing objectives through deep industry insight and best practises, as well as ensuring they are maximising their use of Adobe solutions.
Prior to Adobe, Michael has held various client side and agency roles at companies such as BSkyB, Ogilvy and Wunderman Interactive, working on such accounts as American Express, Microsoft, IBM and BT. Within these roles he oversaw the delivery of successful BTL marketing campaigns for both B2C and B2B.
Head of Adobe Sign – Northern Europe, Adobe
Caroline and her team aim to transform the world through digital and exceptional customer experiences, by simplifying and accelerating the way business is done through paperless processes and a mobile first strategy. Caroline’s 15 year experience has focused on IaaS with the digital security of data and SaaS solutions which deliver transformational ROI's. Today she's managing a world class sales team in EMEA.
Senior Product Manager, Mobile Product & Strategy, Adobe
Brandon is a senior product manager for the Adobe Marketing Cloud focusing on mobile product and strategy. He’s currently driving mobile app engagement and location-based services. Previously, Brandon worked in product marketing for Adobe Creative Cloud where he helped Adobe transition to a subscription business. Later, he was a Photoshop product manager and began a love affair with mobile app analytics and mobile marketing with the successful launches of Photoshop Mix and Adobe Voice apps. Brandon has an MBA from Brigham Young University and lives near Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife and four children.
Product Manager, Mobile Product & Strategy, Adobe
Chetan is a product manager for mobile strategy across Adobe’s Digital Marketing business. He manages the SDKs for mobile and IoT platforms and is currently driving mobile acquisition and attribution services. Prior to Adobe, Chetan led enterprise supply chain projects at Procter & Gamble and emergent technology initiatives at The LDS Church. Chetan has an MBA from Brigham Young University and lives in Utah.
Head of Digital Sales & Marketing, ANZ Banking Group Ltd
Chaminda is an accomplished eCommerce leader and strategic digital marketer with post-graduate qualifications and extensive experience in the financial services, automotive, computing, retail and consumer sectors. Having worked for a number of blue chip companies both in Australia and globally, Chaminda has diverse experience at transforming organisations into innovative, profitable and market leading digital businesses across the globe.
In his current position with ANZ, Chaminda is responsible for driving significant sales growth of ANZ products through the digital channel, leading the Digital marketing function and development of digital strategies including content strategy, effective SEO, SEM and Social media
EMEA Head of Agency, Adobe Advertising Cloud, Adobe
EMEA Head of Agency, Adobe Advertising Cloud, Nick Reid, boasts almost two decades of experience in the UK media industry, having started his career at DoubleClick in 1999, when it was still just an ad sales house. Since that time, his career has taken him to some of the hottest brands and agencies in Europe. These include: four years at Mindshare managing accounts such as Volvo, Nike and Three mobile; Emap, where he became sales director on their digital team and as head of sales for MySpace, where he established the sales team in the UK and was one of the first ten employees this side of the Atlantic. Prior to joining TubeMogul in 2013, Nick was VP Advertising at Adjug when it was purchased by IgnitionOne – and where he subsequently became managing director. The last four years at TubeMogul has seen the transition from start-up, to becoming a public business, post IPO in 2014, to being acquired now by Adobe at the end of 2016. Nick is a graduate of Leeds University where he read Philosophy.
EVP & GM Digital Marketing, Adobe
As Executive Vice President and General Manager, Brad Rencher is responsible for driving Adobe's Digital Marketing business, one of the world's largest enterprise SaaS businesses and Adobe's fastest-growing business unit. He leads a global engineering and business organisation focused on creating the industry's leading end-to-end digital marketing platform — the Adobe® Marketing Cloud. Rencher has also driven strategic Adobe acquisitions including the January 2012 acquisition of Efficient Frontier, a leader in optimising digital advertising across search, display and social media. A thought leader in the digital marketing space, Rencher regularly presents at numerous industry conferences and trade shows on topics such as digital marketing, advertising and publishing, the power of big data, the business impact of mobile and social, and business optimisation. Examples of his speeches and industry insights can be found on Adobe's Executive Perspectives blog and via Twitter. Rencher joined the company in January 2008 as vice president of corporate development of Omniture and was instrumental in the evolution of the Digital Marketing Suite. Following the acquisition by Adobe, Rencher served as vice president of business operations of the Omniture Business Unit. Before Adobe, Rencher worked at Morgan Stanley as part of the technology investment-banking team, where he executed mergers and acquisitions and capital-market financings for leading technology clients. Rencher earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and completed his undergraduate work in finance at Brigham Young University. An active participant in the local technology community, Rencher serves on the board of directors of the Utah Technology Council.
Anthony Rhindis Beamly COO. Beamly offer digital marketing services encompassing creativity, omnichannel development and media optimisation, with a core philosophy commitment to marketing science. Beamly is wholly owned by Coty Inc.
Prior to joining Beamly, Anthony spent over 20 years working in ‘AdTech’ and Media Agencies. His background in strategy, digital technology has fueled a conviction that the integration of creativity, data automation can revolutionise how marketing drives consumer utility business value.
Technology Presenter & Musician
Presenter, writer, producer, musician and self-confessed ‘geek’ LJ (Laura-Jane) is best known for her role covering social media trends and gadgets on BBC News’ Click programme.
Starting out as a musician (she started playing piano at the age of three and has perfect pitch), LJ quickly developed a taste for music technology. After a degree in music, she worked as a touring musician and as a sound engineer for Pete Waterman before moving into TV.
With Click, LJ naturally covers developments in consumer music and audio technology, whilst also covering the latest internet ‘memes’ and what has made them into a social media phenomenon. She has also been a guest on the QVC shopping channel covering gadgets and consumer electronics, where she gained an insight into the retail and manufacturing side of technology. Unsurprisingly LJ is also a regular blogger on the world of technology, with her Geek Chic blog covering new and upcoming gadgets, trends, the internet, music, commerce and all things in between.
LJ speaks about the latest consumer and technology trends, how social media works and affects the world, and the nature of viral content and what makes it successful. Along with her work in front of the camera, LJ also runs her own music production company and occasionally writes restaurant reviews. LJ's Blog.
Data, Analytics and Optimisation Strategist, Tesco PLC
Simon Ricketts is a passionate data strategist with 15+ years experience building and managing digital analytics teams and developing multichannel analysis strategies for a variety of leading UK and international brands and agencies. He currently serves as the Data, Analytic and Optimisation strategist for Tesco, the multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer headquartered in England. Simon’s experience focuses in developing multichannel analytics strategies and creating a culture of optimisation among multiple analytics teams. He is a subject matter expert and Adobe Marketing Cloud practitioner with a broad understanding of data science practice, including big data systems and architecture, cloud and open source.
Roger Risdal has been in the tech industry for 20 years and has a huge passion for emerging technologies, innovation and ideas that drive business transformation. Roger regularly presents at events around the world to help companies make the right investments in digital. As strategic alliances manager, Roger focuses on European based technology partners, sharing ideas, advice on tech implementations and strategic partner programs. Roger had a background as professional photographer and designer, before dedicating his life to the world of digital technologies.
In his free time, Roger finds inspirations in studying quantum mechanics, science, general relativity, astronomy and enjoys a round of golf.
Discover more about Roger here or follow Roger on twitter
Technical Sales Lead, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft
Mark Robertson has spent over a decade supporting businesses to optimise their customer experience through cloud based digital transformation. With experience at both Oracle and Microsoft, Mark has a focus on creating new ways of working to drive growth, operational efficiency and cost reduction. Passionate about helping people and organisations to achieve more, Mark embraces both the vision and practical aspects of technology to guide customers on a pathway to success.
CMO, Hostelworld Group
Otto is the chief marketing officer for Hostelworld Group and is responsible for connecting hostels with millennials around the globe, turbo-charging their travel experiences.
He believes strongly in the power of putting the customer at the heart, fusing data, product and technology with a brand mission, and delivering strong global brands built for long lasting growth.
Part of the Marketing Weeks Vision 100 and on the Adobe Digital Advisory Board, Otto is highly regarded within the marketing industry.
With over 18 years of commercial b2c experience, Otto learnt his trade at Procter leading brands including head, Pantene and Olay. He then moved to technology-led platform businesses: bt.com, Rated People and eHarmony. Most recently he rebuilt Betfair’s global marketing organisation, driving forward their real-time digital marketing agenda.
Jonathan Ross OBE
Jonathan Ross is one of the most popular presenters on British television. He has interviewed dozens of A-list celebrities including Paul McCartney, Elton John, Liza Minnelli and his all time hero, David Bowie.
Jonathan first made his name on The Last Resort. He went on to star in Saturday Zoo, Tonight with Jonathan Ross and the quiz show They Think It’s All Over. As well as his eponymous chat show, Jonathan has also presented the nation’s favourite film review show. He has reported from The Oscars and presented Hollywood Greats specials on Kirk Douglas and Michael Caine. He also writes on film for various newspapers and magazines.
Jonathan has hosted the British Comedy Awards and the BAFTAs, and played a key role in Red Nose Day for Comic Relief. He has won four Sony Awards and currently hosts The Radio 2 Arts Show.
Head of Digital Marketing Solutions & Smart Data, Voyages-sncf.com
Matthieu Ruault has worked in the digital industry for the last 15 years. After a background as a consultant, he joined Voyages-sncf.com in 2012. He has been involved, since then, in the delivery of the main digital marketing projects.
One of Matthieu’s goal is to be sure that the company has state of the art digital marketing solutions, relying on the power of technology, innovation, resources and partners.
His current role at Voyages-sncf.com also focuses on democratising the use of data for analysis and activation such as personalisation or targeting.
Digital Analytics Manager, HSBC
Alex Sandrey expertly manages digital analytics at HSBC, focusing his team on developing reporting practices based on site-driven data and emphasising data accuracy. Along with web development focused on data analytics and Adobe implementation, Alex is able to drive clean results and use external technologies. Alex joined HSBC nearly three years ago, and has contributed in the financial sector for over ten years. In all of his experience, Alex has been integral in producing a company's critical data results from web analytics and Adobe implementation.
Senior Manager, Product & Industry Marketing EMEA, Adobe
Axel has more than 18 years' background in digital marketing roles within consulting, agency and corporate functions. He is responsible for the positioning and market adoption of the Adobe Experience Cloud with customers, partners, press and analysts across EMEA and Latin America. Additionally, he is leading Adobe´s efforts within the usage of 'Data-driven Marketing' on a global level. Prior to joining Adobe in 2012, Axel was head of marketing strategy for IBM's smarter commerce initiative in Europe.
CEO, Beano Studios
Emma Scott is an experienced and innovative operative in the media industry, with her move to set up Beano Studios in 2015 following her role as managing director at Freesat. Her early career began in the House of Commons as a parliamentary manager; she then made the move into strategy and was responsible for delivering a number of key strategic initiatives at the BBC for the director general, Greg Dyke.
Emma won the CBI Lloyds TSB First Women in Business Award for Media in 2009.
General Manager, SYNTASA
David Searle is a digital marketing technology leader with over 18 years of experience. Currently, he is the general manager for SYNTASA. David has a proven track record in establishing business, whilst building trust and uncovering value for his customers and is an expert in Behavioural Analytics with experience in Mobile Advertising and Online Video. David’s career spans consulting and sales activities in organisations from IBM, Celtra and Ooyala, to more sales focused roles in Adobe where I helped grow their UK customer base with Analytics Premium.
Group Manager, Strategy & Product Marketing, Adobe
Elliot is a senior product marketing manager for the Adobe Experience Manager. For over 10 years, Elliot has worked with major brands and government organisations in various software engineering, product management and IT consulting roles. His focus and interest is in helping organisations take full advantage of digital content in online, mobile and social channels to increase customer engagement with digital experiences.
VP Digital Platforms and Performance, Pearson PLC
After graduating as an architect from University College London, Geoff Seeley began his career in advertising agencies as a strategic planner across many global brands such as Coke and Disney, before setting up his own digital agency which was eventually acquired. He spent time living and skiing in Chamonix, before returning to lead Unilever's global digital strategy, from where he then joined Pearson in the summer 2015 as Vice President of Global Marketing.
Managing Director, Communications, Media and Technology, Accenture Interactive
Bernie leads Accenture Interactive’s Communications, Media and Technology practice in the UK and Ireland. He specialises in helping businesses transform their customer experience and business performance using digital to improve revenues, cost and innovation. Increasingly these transformation programmes involve customer insight, multi-channel interactions and digital skills and technology to create success for customers and businesses.
Bernie has led digital strategies and transformation programmes for clients for 15 years. His experience spans several industries and his clients have included Sony PlayStation, EMAP, Unilever, Kraft, Shell, Boots, BP, Volvo, Philip Morris and House of Fraser.
Bernie’s previous experience includes leading the Accenture Interactive business in the UK Ireland and he was previously a board director and client partner at LBi SBi Razorfish (Now renamed LBi Digitas). Bernie also led the Digital Skills To Succeed programme, Accenture’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme, that addresses youth unemployment, training 140 people in conjunction with the Bright Ideas Trust to help start up and fund small businesses.
Account Manager, Adobe
Marline Sharman joined Adobe in 2013 and is a digital marketing manager across the Adobe Advertising Cloud. She is responsible for the delivery of multi-channel marketing activities for Adobe customers across multiple verticals (travel, finance and retail), with a focus on paid search. Marline works directly with global brands and agencies, ensuring they have all the tools, training and support they need to succeed in their respective businesses. More recently, Marline has been working across Adobe’s DMP solution, Audience Manager, which has put her in a unique and interesting position of overseeing and leveraging integrations between Adobe products, as well as the wider digital landscape.
Senior Product/Business Consultant, Adobe
Paul Sheppard has more than 20 years of experience working within the digital marketing arena, specialising in marketing automation, analytics, CRM and cross-channel campaign management. At Adobe, Paul is a senior product/business consultant for Adobe Campaign, focused on engaging with customers and providing business benefits to implementing successful cross-channel campaign management solutions.
Senior Product Manager, Adobe
As a Senior Product Manager with Adobe Systems, Mathias’s focus is defining product strategy for the industry-leading content management system Adobe Experience Manager, specialising in global content management and multilingual automation. His breadth of expertise spans Dynamic Imaging, Online Marketing, Print and Publishing to Enterprise Product and Marketing Management. Mathias has been at Adobe for over 10 years. Prior to joining Adobe Systems, Mathias worked for HP providing product management at a global level.
Enterprise Architect, SPAR Business Services GmbH
Oliver joined the SPAR Austria Group in 2002 and has worked with marketing technology in the retail industry for many years. He managed projects in order to reduce de-centralised IT solutions with group wide strategies and standards and helped to get advantage by introducing digital platforms like the Adobe Experience Cloud. In his current role as enterprise architect, Oliver focuses heavily on digital platforms and digital marketing. He is also part of the ICS Innovation Lab – a think-tank inside the group, mainly dealing with trend scouting, idea-generation and prototyping for smart retail solutions.
Dr. Kuldip Singh
Digital Director @ Retail International, innogy
Kuldip is a digital media executive with a strong grounding in the online, e-commerce and mobile space. He has been a media executive in CXO roles in reputed global media companies and is now leading the digital transformation at innogy in the international retail business and coordinating this innogy wide too. innogy is the best valued energy company in Europe active in 14 countries with its retail activities.
Senior Vice President Corporate Brand Marketing, Deutsche Post DHL Group
Arjan Sissing is senior vice president Corporate Brand Marketing of the Deutsche Post DHL Group. His responsibilities include the development and implementation of the Group’s brand strategy, the management of the brand architecture, the visual brand identity programs, the global market communications for DHL, including advertising and digital brand platforms, as well as the global sponsorship and brand performance assessment programs.
After studying industrial engineering and management, Arjan worked for different international blue chip companies and brands in marketing and sales. His main focus areas include brand and sales marketing, strategy and planning, international brand and key account management, brand communication as well as development and implementation of innovative activation programs, amongst others, for British American Tobacco, Reemtsma cigarettes (Imperial Tobacco), Ideal Standard and Akzo Nobel.
Product Marketing Manager, Adobe
Matt Skinner is a product marketer for Adobe Audience Manager, Adobe’s DMP. Prior to joining Adobe he spent 10 years working in media buying and media strategy, both agency and client-side.
Senior Manager Solution Consulting, Adobe
Waldo is an experienced pre-sales consultant who has a big drive to make companies successful with marketing technology solutions. He joined Adobe through the acquisition of Macromedia and later specialised in evangelising Adobe Experience Manager. As of 2012, Waldo has managed a pan-European team of pre-sales professionals with the responsibility of streamlining the collaboration between pre-sales, sales, consulting and demand generation teams within Adobe.
Senior Product Marketing Manager, Adobe
Nate Smith is the senior product marketing manager for Adobe Analytics, part of the Adobe Experience Cloud. In his role, Nate oversees strategic marketing for Adobe Analytics and ensures the success of ongoing product releases. He has been involved in digital marketing for the over ten years and holds a BS in Information Systems and an MBA from Brigham Young University.
Senior Marketing Manager, Adobe
Martin is a seasoned sales and marketing professional with experience in deploying CRM and Marketing Automation software to the top 1000 companies worldwide across multiple industries including Finance, Travel, Entertainment, Commercial and Public Sector. He is currently running all marketing activities into the Public sector in EMEA for Adobe. For the past two years, he has also managed the development and deployment of Mobile Apps for Adobe events in EMEA.
Senior Research Scientist, Adobe
Kevin is a familiar face on the Sneaks stage having presented technology based on his research three out of the last four years at Summit. Having been with Adobe for nearly 13 years, Kevin has done just about everything from managing product engineering teams to UX Design to researching and identifying cutting edge market opportunities. With a background in analytics, search marketing and targeted advertising, Kevin led the Emerging Technologies Research Lab for over five years examining new technologies and determining how they could be integrated into Adobe’s marketing solutions. During that time, his team pioneered Adobe’s efforts in areas such as mobile, social, geo-location, gamification, IoT and now Virtual Reality. As a researcher for Adobe, Kevin has over 45 patents and patents pending. Kevin has also been active in internet standards and is a founding member of the privacy focused W3C Tracking Protection Working Group.
VP of Global Design, The Coca-Cola Company
Born in Huddersfield, UK, James started exploring his creativity combined with his entrepreneurship skills as a pavement artist across major cities and towns in the UK. He co-founded his company, ATTIK, with his college colleague, at the age of 19, in the attic of his grandmother’s house in Huddersfield. Supported financially by The Prince's Youth Business Trust, coupled with their vision to adopt early Apple Mac technology, the fledging agency was quickly propelled toward growth. In 1990’s, James designed the early campaigns of huge companies like MTV, AOL, Sony Playstation and Nike. ATTIK went global in 2000 and opened offices in London, New York, Los Angeles and Sydney.
James conceived the world’s first creative industry-based Master’s Degree course to help nurture postgraduate creatives from around the world to become tomorrow’s commercial talent and develop the art of Design Thinking. This initiative, led by James, was in collaboration with The University of Huddersfield and Regional Development Agency, Yorkshire Forward.
In October 2007, ATTIK was sold to Dentsu, the world’s largest single advertising agency, HQ in Japan. In April 2010, The Prince’s Trust invited James to chair and launch The Yorkshire Leadership Group. A group of like-minded entrepreneurs, organisations and leaders who have a passion to help create the next generation of young entrepreneurs. During James’ tenure as Chairman, The Yorkshire Leadership Group raised £85,000 that went towards assisting x27 start-ups in the Yorkshire and Humber region.
Today, James Sommerville is a key leader in one of the world’s most valuable and innovative brands. James joined The Coca-Cola Company in 2013 as VP of Global Design. In his short time, he has re-branded over 20 global brands across the system.
James recently led and launched the design of the 'One Brand Strategy' and 'Taste the Feeling' global campaign for the Coca-Cola trademark. This global campaign was launched in 200 markets in a 24 hour period. The largest single campaign in the history of marketing.
James talks here about his journey and life in the Design world and Coca-Cola.
Group Product Manager, Adobe
Corey has worked in digital analytics and marketing for over a decade. He started as Omniture’s first curriculum manager, has worked of a number of the best digital measurement agencies in the industry and most recently was a lead analyst at IBM Tealeaf before coming to Adobe. He’s excited to be a part of the Marketing Cloud team at Adobe and has been pivotal in making DTM one of the most rapidly adopted technologies Adobe Marketing Cloud has released.
Core Services Architect, Adobe
Joel Stachowicz is the Core Services architect for the Adobe Experience Cloud. He works closely with most of the Experience Cloud engineering teams and is directly involved in solution strategy, integrations, and new feature design. He has been the primary architect and lead engineer for numerous enterprise BI and analytics systems, including Adobe Launch and Adobe Auditor. He has also worked extensively with many Fortune 500 companies on implementation and integration efforts. Joel lives near Salt Lake City, Utah.
Loni Stark is senior director of strategy product marketing at Adobe. In her role, Stark leads business growth and go-to-market strategy and execution for Adobe’s digital experience management business. Adobe is a recognised leader in solutions for Digital Experience Platforms and Marketing Cloud Hubs by Forrester and Gartner respectively.
She is also co-founder of Stark Insider, a leading media brand about All Things West Coast® with over 750K readers a year. Over the past decade at Stark Insider, she has interviewed more than 200 creative thinkers and doers who are pushing the boundaries of film, music and technology. Stark is also a mentor at Alchemist Accelerator, named one of the top 5 Accelerators in the U.S. in 2015, where she advises founders of start-ups.
Stark frequently speaks at industry conferences and her articles on the impact of digital on customer experience and marketing have appeared in publications including TechCrunch, Entrepreneur and Content Marketing Institute.
In 2015, she was recognised as a Silicon Valley Business Journal Top 40 under 40.
Director Industry Strategy High Tech & B2B, Adobe
Jill joined Adobe Systems in June 2011 as director of high-tech strategy. In this capacity, she defines the marketing strategy, go-to-market planning, sales enablement, demand generation and content/social marketing for the High-Tech industry. Jill leads strategic engagements with Adobe’s top tier clients in support of their efforts to develop and transform their digital strategies. Jill is a contributor to Adobe thought leadership forums and a frequent speaker at digital marketing conferences and High-Tech B2B events.
Prior to joining Adobe Systems, Jill held leadership positions at HP, Agilent and IBM. She has expertise in market research sizing, customer insights and predictive model development and business performance management strategies for consumer and commercial markets. During her tenure at HP, Jill directed efforts to integrate and extract intelligence from large and diverse data stores to deliver HP’s first comprehensive data repositories that supported the development of addressable market consumer predictive models.
Head of Business Value Consulting & Digital Strategists, EMEA, Adobe
Chris leads both the EMEA Value Consulting Digital Strategist teams who work closely with Adobe’s top customers to help them adopt digital best-practices, enhance their capability maturity and extract maximum business value from their investment in Adobe solutions. Chris has 20 years’ experience of working across the full customer lifecycle, and has performed strategic, business and solution consultancy across a broad range of industries on an array of subject matters, including digital and cross-channel marketing and customer experience, CRM, business intelligence, business change transformation, adoption methodologies, governance enablement and business value based thought leadership. Chris also speaks at Adobe Summit and other European events on a variety of digital marketing and business value topics.
VP Creative Cloud Enterprise, Adobe
As Vice President, Creative Cloud Enterprise, Ashley Still leads product, marketing and business development for Adobe’s flagship offering for enterprise customers. Creative Cloud for enterprise delivers an integrated content creation, collaboration and publishing solution that securely enables brands to create engaging visual and interactive experiences for their customers everywhere.
Prior to her current role, Ashley was senior director of Product Marketing for Adobe Primetime, an internet television platform used by Comcast, Turner, NBC Sports and other global media companies to deliver TV content and dynamic advertising to any internet device. Under Ashley’s leadership, Adobe Primetime won an Emmy Award for the Adobe Pass TV-Everywhere service.
Ashley joined Adobe in 2004 and held product management positions for Adobe Photoshop prior to joining the Primetime team. She holds a BA from Yale and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Senior Product Manager ECMS, Lufthansa Group
Boris started his IT carrier at Lufthansa Systems in 2001 as a consultant and learnt with portal and web technologies early. With SAP Enterprise Portal and Netweaver, he focused on collaboration functionalities. Boris became certified SAP Netweaver collaboration consultant in 2010 and worked on different specific solutions for the Lufthansa intranet, based on SAP Knowledge Management. In 2012, he switched from Lufthansa Systems to Lufthansa Corporate IT, which is responsible for the Lufthansa intranet. Boris is part of the team responsible for the intranet content management system, based on Adobe Experience Manager, Enterprise Search and Access Solutions.
Product Owner AXA.ch, AXA Insurance LTD
Martin Stüdle graduated at the University of Constance in 2005 with a MA in Public Policy and Management and is also an alumnus of Tel Aviv University School of Management. He started his career at the St Gall based e-business agency Namics. After a three-year interlude at Credit Suisse, defining web analytics and administrating private banking websites, he changed company to AXA insurance in 2009. At AXA, he was responsible for online sales and coordinating and monitoring web-based campaigns. As of 2016,Martin is product owner of axa.ch and in this capacity in charge of developing and enhancing the web platform.
Product Manager, Adobe Social, Adobe
Carmen Sutter is responsible for building out Adobe's Developer Community programs. Previously she was a Product Manager for Adobe Social, focusing on social data and analytics. She retired as a founding board member of the Big Boulder Initiative the world’s first social data-focused industry association. Prior to joining Adobe, she led the digital analytics teams at Warner Music Group and Scholastic in New York City. A native of Germany, Sutter currently resides in San Francisco after stints in New York City and Salt Lake City.
Senior Product Marketing Manager, Adobe
Bruce Swann has more than 15 years of experience working with digital marketing disciplines like web analytics, social media, mobile marketing and email marketing, as well as marketing and CRM technologies, including marketing automation, predictive analytics and marketing resource management. At Adobe, Bruce is a senior product marketing manager for Adobe Campaign, focused on marketing and product strategy for cross-channel campaign management.
Chief Information Officer, Telegraph Media Group
Chris has spent 15 years focused on technology in the media industry and 10 of those years as a media executive. His experience spans the newspapers, consumer magazines, business-to-business media and digital products. He has led technology transformation, digital product innovation, operational services (including print production and distribution), and has variously owned both digital product and B2B service P&Ls. Chris is currently chief information officer at Telegraph Media Group. Notable previous positions include chief operating officer for News UK and chief information officer for Emap.
Chris studied at Edinburgh University and holds an MBA from Ashridge Business School. He is 38, married with three boys and a little girl, he lives in Harpenden in Hertfordshire. Interests outside of work include mountaineering, cycling and classic cars.
Product Marketing Manager, Adobe Campaign, Adobe
As a product marketing manager for Adobe Campaign, Adobe’s cross-channel and email marketing solution, Ben Tepfer enjoys the role of storytelling and solving brands’ problems. He spends his time building narratives around Adobe’s software and matching them to the individual needs of companies. Today, Ben is happily responsible for marketing Adobe Campaign’s business in two industries: media and entertainment (he loves an occasional Netflix binge) and travel and hospitality (which is great, since he loves to get out and explore). Ben speaks at prominent industry conferences such as &THEN Marketing Conference, Brand Marketers Summit, Digital Pharma East and has been featured in publications such as Entrepreneur, Adweek, Huffington Post, VentureBeat, and MediaPost.
Solution Consultant Adobe Experience Cloud, Adobe
For the last ten years, Alexis has dedicated his career helping organisations enhance their customer relationships through more adapted technologies and processes. Coming from the direct mailing industry, he acquired skills in every aspect of cross-channel communication and now guides customers in their digital transformation. As a solution consultant, Alexis brings his expertise of the Adobe Experience Cloud, supporting the sales teams in designing the best solution that will enable companies to understand and target their customers and prospects in designing the best experience through the best marketing execution.
Director, Deloitte Digital
Thilo has more than 16 years’ experience in designing and implementing digital, marketing, sales and service strategies. In addition, he has developed and executed holistic digital strategies and transformation programs across multiple verticals including technology, media, telco, retail and automotive.
In 2012 he founded Deloitte Digital in Germany. Today Thilo leads its Commerce & Content Competency, which includes Digital Marketing & Content, as well as eCommerce & Digital Platform Strategies. As part of that role, he heads up Deloitte Digital’s Adobe practice in Germany.
Before joining Deloitte, Thilo was a consultant in the Market Strategy competency of Arthur Andersen Business Consulting. Prior to consulting, Thilo worked in the M&A department of a large private investment bank. He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration (University of Cologne) and in International Management (CEMS).
Director Technical Partner Management, Adobe Experience Cloud Platform, Adobe
Klaasjan works on the Adobe Experience Cloud Platform product management team and responsible for the technical relationship with partners. In this role, he works with strategic partners (ISVs, agencies, integrators) to understand their requirements for the Adobe Experience Cloud Platform and helps them to onboard on the Experience Cloud Platform. He has worked at Adobe in various customer and partner facing roles, has experience in product management, technical marketing and business operations.
Lead Data Scientist – Marketing Data Science & Optimisation, Tesco PLC
Ashish leads the Marketing Data Science Practice in the Customer Data & Loyalty team at Tesco. Supporting various initiatives in Predictive Analytics & AI/Machine Learning. Enabling strategic collaborations across the business to design, build and productionise an end-to-end Enterprise Data Science capability that performs as an exploratory and production ready environment to implement business solutions leveraging data, scalable systems and intelligent algorithms.
Ashish has also helped establish the Enterprise Analytics & Experimentation Capability, to enable product analytics and optimisation, customer experience and service experience optimisation. Build a collaborative culture of optimisation (Agile Test & Learn Practice) A/B, Multivariate Testing, UX, Personalisation, Service Design, Lean Analytics, Cross-Functional & Cross Device (Online, Mobile & In-store), across all the verticals of the Tesco Group.
E-Commerce Manager, A.S.Adventure Group
Thomas Vaarten completely captures the Omni-Channelstory of A.S.Adventure Group, the company behind the brands of A.S.Adventure, Bever, Cotswold Outdoor, Snow + Rock, and some other retail brands.
Thomas combined for several years two jobs in two sectors: On the one hand, he was community manager at MTV (digital media sector) and on the other hand, he was a bricks-and-mortar store manager of various A.S. Adventure stores (retail sector).
After three and a half years, in 2014, his passion for digital, for retail, and for A.S.Adventure was so big, that he made the decision to stop working at MTV, and to focus on the online approach of A.S.Adventure as e-commerce manager. Now, he’s managing a dynamic 25 member e-commerce team.
Taking into account both the bricks and clicks, Thomas holds the Omni-channel story alive with all customers and employees.
Why? For the customer it is essential to have comfort and optimal availability of advice, information and products at any place and any time. And that’s the basis of an inspiring and unique shopping experience with maximum satisfaction.
Samuel Van Deth
Regional Manager Audience & Media solutions, Benelux, Adobe
Samuel has always been inspired by the impact of the internet data. On consumer behaviour, on business, as well as on our society and environment. Samuel ultimately believes that with help of the internet as a global connected system, and the proper use of data, we will find ways to improve all aspects of life. At Adobe, Samuel is responsible for the media audience solutions across the Benelux region.
At home, Samuel tries to manage his four young daughters to work together instead of in silos.
Joost Van Dun
.com manager - Corporate experience, Philips
Joost van Dun has been active for over 14 years within the digital marketing area at Philips and took on many roles which were always related to Philips.com, from content manager, online team lead, project consultant as well as IT business analyst.
For the last three years, Joost has been working in the global digital team as .com manager, responsible for the corporate digital experience. This requires management of business stakeholders, organising IT development and deploying web capabilities within business groups, markets and functions. On top of this responsibility, others are designing the business processes for web as part of Philips’ process framework and business owner for the Digital Activation Policy; a policy which makes sure new sites and campaigns are built and launched taking compliance like privacy, security and brand into account.
Wouter Van Geluwe
Senior Solution Consultant, Adobe
Organisations have never had access to more data, but doing something useful with that to improve the bottom line proves to be extremely difficult. Wouter’s specialty is showing organisations how to be truly customer-data-driven and he firmly believes that when you see the light and start listening to your customers through their behaviour, the impact on you and your company will be incredible.
Josh Van Tonder
Group Product Marketing Manager, Adobe
Josh van Tonder is a group product marketing manager at Adobe where he helps companies deliver connected customer experiences. Josh is responsible for Adobe Experience Manager forms, screens and communities. In addition to his work at Adobe he has worked at mobile and analytics startups in product marketing and engineering roles. Josh holds a MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS in computer science from the University of Minnesota.
Digital Media Manager, Programmatic & Trading Lead, Nestlé
Pavlina has built her expertise in digital marketing over the last five years, starting as a PPC analyst and working across social, affiliates and RTB marketing. She has experienced both sides of the advertising world, as prior to joining Nestlé she worked at MEC and Starcom on clients with DR and brand focused business objectives. Pavlina joined Nestlé in July 2016, where she leads the programmatic advertising in UK Ireland and she is guiding Nescafé Dolce Gusto, Nespresso, Cereal Partners and Nestlé Professional with their digital media strategy and measurement.
Suresh Vittal Kotha
VP Platform & Products | Digital Marketing at Adobe, Adobe
Suresh Vittal is not your typical “product guy”. With his extensive experience in research and customer intelligence, he brings a wealth of strategic thinking to Adobe’s Digital Marketing business. Vittal serves as vice president of platform and prodcts, and oversees product management, strategy and GTM for the industry leading Adobe Experience Cloud and our platform efforts. Vittal is responsible for driving our platform strategy and roadmap to deliver on the promise of the Experience Cloud. His charter focuses on ensuring Customer Success, driving integration and core services on the platform and enabling innovation through machine learning and big data infrastructure
Vittal joined Adobe through the company’s acquisition of Neolane in 2013 where he served as chief product officer. As part of the integration, Suresh Vittal played a key role in rebranding Neolane to Adobe Campaign, oversaw the product integration into the Adobe Marketing Cloud, and the development of the upcoming product roadmap. Prior to Neolane, he was instrumental in building and scaling the Customer Intelligence practice at Forrester Research, where his research agenda focused on enterprise marketing technologies, database marketing strategies, and customer analytics. Prior to joining Forrester in 2006, Vital spent several years working at SPSS and Net Genesis. An industry thought-leader, Vittal regularly speaks on marketing in a digital era, cross-channel campaign management, marketing to the activist consumer, the intersection of data and creativity, and the future of the real-time enterprise at global digitally focused conferences.
Vittal has a Master of Business Administration from Greenwich College, The University of Hull in the United Kingdom, and a Master of Science in computer information systems from Bentley College. If Suresh were not at Adobe, he would be a movie producer. You can follow Vittal on Twitter
Solution Consultant, Adobe
Mark Wallman is a London based solution consultant within the Adobe Experience Cloud business. His focus is around the Analytics, Target and Audience Manager solutions. In his six years with Adobe, Mark has worked with some of the most well known brands in EMEA, demonstrating the value of Adobe Experience Cloud technology. Mark is also a trusted advisor on data and optimisation strategies for many of Adobe's clients across all industry verticals.
Strategic Development Manager, Creative Cloud Enterprise, Adobe
Iona is a multi-platform media production specialist with 10 years’ industry experience at the BBC, producing and managing complex innovation projects. As Strategic Development Manager, Iona works closely with Adobe Creative Cloud Enterprise Product Management teams and key strategic accounts to inform existing and future product development. In her previous role as Senior Solutions Consultant at Adobe, Iona spent five years supporting the entire Creative Cloud range of products and services; she also worked as the UK Creative Cloud Product Marketing Manager, advising on content and technical execution of high profile Adobe events.
Digital Analytics Manager, Marketing & Engagement, Nationwide Building Society
Andrew has over ten years' digital analytics experience working for Financial Services and Telco companies such as Citibank, Vodafone and most recently Nationwide Building Society as their Web Analytics Manager. As an expert in both Analytics and Target, Andrew has lead a transformation of Nationwide's digital analytics capabilities and how digital data is used within the organisation.
Head of Channel & Distribution, Raiffeisen Switzerland
Felix Wenger (1962) is managing director at Raiffeisen, the biggest national player in Switzerland. He is responsible for the Banks Channels and Sales operations focusing on Retail and Core Affluent Clients. Felix is a longtime representative for the banking industry and a digital veteran. He has held positions in various banks and related industries. Wenger holds a Master from the University in Basel and an exec. Master from the University in St. Gallen. Besides his actual job, he lectures in Corporate Communications at the University of Applied Science in Basel.
Vice President of Digital Data & Analytics, RS Components
Gavin is vice president of Digital Data Analytics at RS Components, a global leader in the distribution of electronic and industrial components since 1937. Over the past 15 years, Gavin has developed a wealth of experience in imagining and delivering a variety of data-driven digital solutions into blue-chip companies across the telecoms, ecommerce, financial services and gambling industries.
At RS Components, Gavin provides leadership to an award winning digital team that spans Digital Marketing, Advertising, Operations, Insight Content and is transforming our customers' experience by setting a vision and executing the strategy for a data-driven digital future.
Solution Consultant, Adobe
Over 10 years of working with Content Management (CMS) products in various roles: pre-sales solution consulting, development and design. This experience also encompasses other digital marketing technologies such as personalisation, e-commerce, multi-channel experiences and asset management. Currently employed by Adobe as a Solution Consultant specialising in Adobe Marketing Cloud and Adobe Experience Manager CMS.
VP, GM of Advertising, Adobe
Brett Wilson is VP, GM of Advertising at Adobe. Brett joins Adobe via the company's acquisition of TubeMogul, where Brett was co-founder and CEO. After guiding TubeMogul through a successful Initial Public Offering (IPO), Brett oversaw the launch of PTV, the world's first automated solution for planning and buying linear TV advertising. Brett’s emphasis on company culture and product innovation has translated into multiple awards, including the highest ranking among "Video Advertising Demand-Side Platforms" (Forrester) and “Best Places to Work” (Glassdoor). Brett began his career at Accenture, where he led system implementations for Fortune 100 clients. He secured his MBA at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, where he and co-founder John Hughes won the UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition in 2007. A frequent speaker at industry conferences, Brett has been featured in Advertising Age, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
Senior Solution Consultant, Adobe
With approaching twenty years’ experience in the digital sector, Matthew has been in the industry since the pioneering days. He has worked for internet technology providers, agencies and media owners resulting in solid experience across the industry. These organisations range in size from start-ups to multinationals. Since 2011 Matthew has been focussed on mobile and multi channel solutions delivering hundreds of projects for clients as diverse as Jamie Oliver to United Bank of Switzerland. Matthew is a mobile and multichannel specialist at Adobe in the EMEA team.
Director of Digital Strategy, Hargreaves Lansdown
Chris Worle is director of Digital Strategy at Hargreaves Lansdown, the FTSE 100 investment platform that now helps more than 850,000 UK investors make more of their money. Over the past 7 years, Chris has been driving both the digital marketing effort and wider digital strategy of the business. His hands-on, in-depth knowledge of digital marketing is coupled with the experience of turning this FTSE 100 company into a business which is truly digitally focused and one that prides itself on the service and experience it gives its clients.
Head of Graphic Design, Sony Interactive Entertainment (PlayStation)
Oliver Wright is head of Graphic Design within the Creative Services Group at Sony Interactive Entertainment (PlayStation) based in Soho, London. Working with Game development studios and Marketing teams across Europe his team creates Branding, Marketing and Advertising materials and User Interface design for numerous Videogame projects, Apps and Services. More recently his team has been learning and developing interactive design for the exciting emerging technology of VR.
Global Head of Digital Product Management & Marketing, RS Components
Nicki is a commercially focused senior eCommerce leader, who has demonstrable experience in developing and delivering strategic product development and marketing strategies to transform online sales. As a leader of a global team of senior professionals, Nicki is accountable for developing a strategy to drive digital growth for Electrocomponents plc (FTSE250, with traffic in excess of 100m visits p.a. and £1.3bn revenue @ >60% online channel share).
Nicki has a track record in delivering outstanding results through creating winning teams through inspiring leadership, obsessive levels of customer focus and a passion for people development. His advice “If you want to be a successful digital business: understand your customer’s needs, be dynamic and innovative in your thinking, focus on value and execute incredibly well.”
RS Components operations in 32 countries, covering >90% of the worlds GDP, offering more than 500,000 products in an Omni-channel set-up to over one million customers.
Director Industry Strategy Financial Services, Adobe
As director of industry strategy for financial services at Adobe, Christopher Young leads a team of industry specialists who work with Adobe’s financial services clients to help them develop best-in-class digital marketing strategies using Adobe Marketing Cloud solutions. Prior to joining Adobe, Young spent more than eight years at E*TRADE Financial, where his last position was vice president of brokerage marketing. Prior to E*TRADE, he was the vice president of retail advertising at JPMorgan Chase. Young also has extensive agency experience working with a range of clients across traditional, direct and digital advertising and marketing programs.
Head of Online Governance & Solutions, Scania HQ
Erica is very passionate about orchestrating Scania's digital transformation journey for their global markets: She is keen to talk about the strategy behind as well as daily operations.
Manager, Technical Consulting Team, Adobe
Nico Zimmermann is manager of the Technical Consulting Team Northern Germany in the Adobe Global Services organisation. For over eight years, Nico has been a trusted advisor to many of Adobe's Top 100 customers across EMEA. He has driven Multi-Solution implementation projects based on the Adobe Experience Cloud in industries as diverse as Financial Services, E-Commerce, Travel and Hospitality and Automotive. Prior to becoming manager of the Technical Consulting Team, Nico has held positions of consultant, senior consultant and technical architect at Adobe.
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