Jury

  • Alec Bertram

    Alec Bertram

    Managing Director

    Allotment Digital Marketing, UK
    Alec Bertram

    Alec Bertram

    Managing Director

    Allotment Digital Marketing, UK
    Alec heads up Allotment Digital Marketing - a London-based consultancy which helps large ecommerce businesses to drive traffic and sales from search engines. Our core business is in helping our clients to identify where and how improvements should be made, train their teams with the right skills, and liaise with them on an on-going basis to ensure everything is on the right track.
     
    As well as helping other businesses improve their marketing, we develop technology to make life easier for other digital marketers. Our technology is typically built and incubated in-house before being spun off to separate companies where it can flourish. Past ventures now provide critical data and processes to the world's biggest SEM toolsets.
  • Ana Cunha

    Ana Cunha

    Founder & Creative Director

    AC Brand design, Portugal
    Ana Cunha

    Ana Cunha

    Founder & Creative Director

    AC Brand design, Portugal

    Ana Cunha created RMAC 19 years ago, with partner Ricardo Mealha. Since then she has handled clients like the Ministry of Culture, major Portuguese bank BES, Area, among many others big clients. Always looking to affirm her brand with her own personal language, she stood out by the irreverence of the work shown. In 2006 RMAC joined the BBDO group but maintained the philosophy, values and exquisiteness that would lead to excellence, always part of their results. In 2010 Ana Cunha assumes the leadership of the Executive and Creative Direction of RMAC, and in 2012 becomes a part of the BBDO Board. In 2014 Ana gets involved in the creation team for the biggest rebrand of that year (NOS), as a local consultant in the field of design, alongside branding agency Wolff Olins, responsible for the local teams and implementation the brand in the Portuguese market. In the same year, Ana becomes independent from the BBDO group, maintaining a partnership in the field of branding design. In this context she stands out by developing the new identity for bank NOVO BANCO. More recently the identity for a new bank in Senegal BDK. 

    Ana is constantly looking for new approaches to her work and she never stops. She seeks a smart beauty that will affect the everyday life and make it more interesting for all.

    Won awards at several design in Portugal and abroad including the ID Design Awards in the USA, D&AD, Print European design and Portuguese CCP for several years in a row. 

    Part of jury Portuguese CCP, D&AD, Eurobest and Cannes Lions in 2015.

     

  • Ben Christensen

    Ben Christensen

    CEO

    Empefire , Norway
    Ben Christensen

    Ben Christensen

    CEO

    Empefire , Norway

    Ben Christensen (37) is a strategist with a combination of advertising, agency and media experience on a senior management level. He has worked for top brands, agencies and media vendors for the past 15 years.

    He is now CEO for one of the fastest growing agencies in Scandinavia, Empefire. The agency is a lead agency for several brands, with clients both in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. In the past he has been Vice President of Digital Media for Amedia, Norway`s largest publisher of local media titles. He also served as Head of Digital Media Nordics for IPG Mediabrands (Initative & Universal McCann), where he also served as global digital media advisor for Statoil. In his past he has also held digital management positions in telecom and the travel industry for global telecom company Telenor, and Wideroe (SAS Group Company).

    He was a keynote speaker at Digital Media Europe 2014 in London, England and is also giving lectures in digital media, is part of several advisory boards and has a mentor role for young entrepreneurs. 

  • Brian F. Donahue

    Brian F. Donahue

    Chief Executive Officer

    CRAFT Media | Digital, USA
    Brian F. Donahue

    Brian F. Donahue

    Chief Executive Officer

    CRAFT Media | Digital, USA

    A veteran strategist, with two decades in the PR, public affairs and political arenas, Brian’s approach to media and digital communications has helped shape successful campaigns for the most recognizable political, corporate and advocacy organizations.

    Brian Donahue has helped elect members of Congress and the U.S. Senate, in addition to serving on two presidential election staffs. His reputation for making a positive and measurable impact on business and private sector brands includes work for Walmart, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Restaurant Association, and the International Franchise Association.

    Brian has successfully repositioned businesses and brands regionally and nationally. His communications strategies have been sourced in top news outlets including the New York Times,  The Washington Post, U.S. News and World Report, CNN, Roll Call, The Hill, National Journal, ClickZ and POLITICO.

    Brian launched CRAFT with the vision of innovating the communications industry through delivering integrated campaigns and cutting-edge creative. CRAFT’s integrated campaigns focus on creating public engagement  whether it’s moving opinion, increasing sales, re-positioning a company or helping organizations build relationships and communities of supporters through social media and traditional media outreach.

    Brian is a featured speaker on media and digital creative and strategy and has taught strategic marketing as an adjunct faculty member at the George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management. 

  • Dan Iwasa – Madge

    Dan Iwasa – Madge

    Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer

    Brainsights, Canada
    Dan Iwasa – Madge

    Dan Iwasa – Madge

    Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer

    Brainsights, Canada

    Dan leads product and analysis at Brainsights, managing the team that creates powerful visuals and actionable insights for Brainsights’ clients. He shepherds the processes and tools that allow Brainsights’ neuromeasuremtn techniques to be relevant and relatable to the communications industry.

    Dan has experience in both the academic and advertising agency worlds. He has led Advanced Analytics at one of the largest media agencies in Canada, collaborated with global centers of excellence on international analytics initiatives for the likes of Procter and Gamble, Revlon and CIBC, and provided data strategy consultancy services to a variety of brands and agencies. He also has experience performing research across social-, socio-cognitive-, cultural- and industrial-psychology disciplines, research which he used to launch the first Behavioural Economics unit at a large agency in Canada.

  • Dennis Valle

    Dennis Valle

    Senior Advisor - PwC, Managing Director - DVA Group, Italy

    Dennis Valle

    Dennis Valle

    Senior Advisor - PwC, Managing Director - DVA Group, Italy

    Dennis Valle, canadian born, is based in Milan and now he is a Senior Advisor in the PwC Retail& Consumer and Digital & Marketing Strategy groups. 

    In the last 20 years he gained a significant experience with his role as CDO and CMO at Diesel, Dolce & Gabbana and Versace.

    A visionary and pioneer as a manager and entrepreneur, with ability to find innovative and creative solutions with a unique experience.

    Dennis has a significant experience in the Retail & Consumer, with focus in Fashion & Luxury, from Digital strategy, Digital transformation, Omni-channel, eCommerce,  to Marketing, Design thinking, Trade mktg, CRM, Customer service, and PR, Advertising, Events.

  • Hande Aksoy

    Hande Aksoy

    Global Marketing Director

    The Coca-Cola Company, USA
    Hande Aksoy

    Hande Aksoy

    Global Marketing Director

    The Coca-Cola Company, USA

    Hande Aksoy is Global Marketing Director at The Coca-­Cola Company HQ in Atlanta,USA. In this role she is responsible for defining and driving the global strategy behind multi-hundred-million dollar investments in key marketing assets. Prior to this, Hande was part of the team that built The Coca-­Cola Company’s largest global marketing program, "2014 FIFA World Cup,” activated in 175+ countries.

    Graduated from Bo?aziçi University, Istanbul with a BA degree in Management, Hande has followed her curiosity in consumer marketing, her passion in discovering new cultures and countries and she has built a progressive global marketing career at Carlsberg Breweries, Unilever and The Coca-Cola Company. She has held various roles and led multiple projects across different geographies – North Africa, Middle East, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Brazil, South Korea, and Turkey to name a few.

    Since 2012 she has held a global position at The Coca-Cola Company and was nominated to the “Women in Leadership Program” in 2014. In the same year, Turkish Time also named her as one of the “Global 500 Turks”. In 2016 she was honored as “Top 40 Most Influential Turks Under 40 in America”.

  • Jacques Gabrielli

    Jacques Gabrielli

    NME Marketing Director

    Fromageries Bel, Middle East
    Jacques Gabrielli

    Jacques Gabrielli

    NME Marketing Director

    Fromageries Bel, Middle East

    Jacques is the Near and Middle East Marketing Director for Fromageries Bel, the company that produces world renowned cheeses such as Kiri, La Vache qui rit, Boursin and Mini Babybel. Jacques’ career spans over 19 years, with diverse assignments in the region and abroad. His career as a marketer began in 1996 at Citibank in Belgium, and has since seen him specialize in FMCG marketing, with various assignments at Uniliver Belgium, Italy, Morocco and Tunisia. Before joining Bel, he was the marketing director for Centrale Laitiere/Danone in Morocco where he managed double digit growth for the brands he was responsible for.

    Now, at Bel since 2012, his mandate is to usher the 3 regional brands he is responsible for (Kiri, La Vache qui rit and Jibnet Abul Walad) into the era of global marketing, with a specific focus on ROI, digital and social, shopper and consumer understanding.


    Jacques holds a Master in Economic & Political Science, and an MBA of Ecole des Ponts Paris. He is fluent in French, Spanish, English, Dutch and Italian.

  • Jan Heumueller

    Jan Heumueller

    Managing Director DACH

    TabMo, Germany
    Jan Heumueller

    Jan Heumueller

    Managing Director DACH

    TabMo, Germany

    Jan Heumüller joined TabMo in April 2016 and launched the fast growing German Office as Managing Director DACH.

    Before joining TabMo, Jan was General Manager, Europe for DataXu, a leading provider of programmatic marketing software.

    Jan joined DataXu in 2012 via DataXu's acquisition of Mexad, the leading European RTB provider. At Mexad Jan was Country Manager for the DACH region (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) and oversaw the development of new markets. In his previous position as VP Sales, Europe he was not only responsible for sales in established European markets but also managed DataXu's expansion into new regions.

    Jan Heumüller has over 13 years experience in international digital marketing and previously held positions ateVita and ePost. Before joining Mexad, Jan held senior positions at software specialist Dacoma GmbH and AdNetwork Ybrant Digital. Furthermore, Jan holds a degree in Economics from the University of Applied Science in Cologne, Germany.

  • Jenny Zirinsky

    Jenny Zirinsky

    VP, Global Media

    Coty Inc., USA
    Jenny Zirinsky

    Jenny Zirinsky

    VP, Global Media

    Coty Inc., USA

    Jenny Zirinsky leads Global Media for the Consumer Beauty division of Coty Inc.  This portfolio of over 30 brands across cosmetics, hair care, and fragrance includes iconic brands such as CoverGirl, Rimmel, Clairol, and Sally Hansen.

    Tasked with helping brand leadership navigate the complexity of the global media marketplace, Jenny drives thought leadership and leads the execution of marketing initiatives worldwide.  Her focus is to deliver relevant, meaningful, and consistent brand experiences across platforms, devices, and touch points that reinforce brand strength and accelerate profitable growth.

    Prior to joining Coty, Jenny was the Executive Director of Global Digital Media at The Estee Lauder Companies, and before that, the Global Director of Digital Strategy at Omnicom Media Group.  Responsible for driving deeper integration of data and analytics capability into media, Jenny led digital strategy for progressive clients that required real time, responsive campaigns with immediate impact including WB, Hasbro, HP, ELC and Coach.

    Jenny specializes in conceiving, activating, and evaluating comprehensive digital initiatives and has architected multi-platform strategies for Longchamp, Elizabeth Arden, Sony Pictures, Ralph Lauren, and Nike.

    Jenny has lived in Boston and London, currently resides in New York City, and advises ad-tech and retail start-ups.  She is an avid skier, a fervent reader, and a paddleboard head-stander.

  • John Bernard

    John Bernard

    EMEA Marketing Director

    Dexcom, UK
    John Bernard

    John Bernard

    EMEA Marketing Director

    Dexcom, UK

    John Bernard is the EMEA Marketing Director for Dexcom. In this role John leads the international team in enhancing Dexcom Brand recognition; driving specific campaigns with patients and Healthcare providers; and managing customer engagement. Previously John was Global Marketing Director at Mozilla leading the strategy and Go-to-Market activity for Firefox OS, the mobile phone operating system, which saw successful market introductions across 50 countries to date.

    Prior to this, he was in senior global marketing roles within Sony Ericsson, Siemens and LG Mobile using levers such as digital marketing, ATL, Sponsorship and Below-the-Line (BTL) to raise awareness and drive sales of multiple handsets and services worldwide. In 2013, John achieved the 'Marketer of the Year' award from Marketing Week magazine. In 2014, John was shortlisted for The DRUM’s ‘Digital Marketer of the Year’ award. John serves on the Board for the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). He is a spokesperson within both the mobile phone and marketing industry.

  • Jonathan Lacoste

    Jonathan Lacoste

    Co-Founder / President

    Jebbit, USA
    Jonathan Lacoste

    Jonathan Lacoste

    Co-Founder / President

    Jebbit, USA

    Jonathan Lacoste is the Co-Founder and President of Jebbit, a mobile marketing software company. Since launching the company, Jonathan has been named to Forbes' "30 Under 30," was the "Emerging Executive of the Year" in the state of Massachusetts and is considered one of the youngest entrepreneur to raise venture capital, at age 19. Jonathan pens “The CMO Corner” column for Inc Magazine, sharing marketing-tech trends and tips from CMOs in various fields.

  • Joshua Partridge

    Joshua Partridge

    VP, EMEA, LATAM & Canada

    Shazam, UK
    Joshua Partridge

    Joshua Partridge

    VP, EMEA, LATAM & Canada

    Shazam, UK
    Shazam is one of the world’s most popular apps, used by hundreds of millions of people each month to magically connect to the world around them. Building on its pioneering leadership in music identification, Shazam now helps people discover, interact with, and share video, audio, or printed content on TV, radio, movie screens, magazines, newspapers, packaged goods, and retail stores - and now Shazam lets music fans follow their favorite artists to see their Shazams and share in the thrill of discovery.
     
    The app has been downloaded over 1 billion times and has exceeded 30 billion total Shazams since its launch, and users Shazam over 20 million times each day. For more information on how Shazam has created new technology tools for brands to utilize data, visit www.shazam.com.
  • Justin Taylor

    Justin Taylor

    Managing Director

    Teads, UK
    Justin Taylor

    Justin Taylor

    Managing Director

    Teads, UK

    Formerly MD at MEC Digital, Justin started his career in digital in 1999 at a start-up specialising in promoting financing solutions for the SME and enterprise sector - a revolutionary business (5 years too early!). He then moved to M Digital; learning the trade on IBM, Kellogg's and Ford, before going to OMD International.

    After 15 years agency side Justin joined Teads in 2015 as UK Managing Director.

  • Lars Silberbauer

    Lars Silberbauer

    Senior Global Director, Social Media and Video

    LEGO, UK
    Lars Silberbauer

    Lars Silberbauer

    Senior Global Director, Social Media and Video

    LEGO, UK

    Lars is the creator of LEGO’s global success on Social Media and Video platforms. He's based in London, with teams in LA, East Coast US, Shanghai and Singapore.

    Lars is driving the well know and innovative toy company's social media & video strategy and execution. He has been developing  the company's social media engagement from scratch and created a global organisation.

    Lars has been named as one of the 25 most Innovative and influential marketers in Europe by the Holmes Report. 

    When he began in the company there wasn’t even an official LEGO page. Last Christmas, Adweek scored LEGO as the number one brand on Social Media and YouTube in the toy industry. 

    In 2014 he also launched LEGO® TV in 40 markets. LEGO® TV is a native mobile experience for kids where they can experience high quality animated LEGO content and also heads up the LEGO YouTube channels which has reached more than 3.5 billion views and 2 million subscribers. 

    Lars holds and BA and MA in Digital Media Science and a HD in Innovation and Organizational Strategy and more than 100.000 people are following him on Facebook.

  • Lawrence Weber

    Lawrence Weber

    Managing Partner Innovation

    Karmarama, UK
    Lawrence Weber

    Lawrence Weber

    Managing Partner Innovation

    Karmarama, UK

    Lawrence has 17 years+ experience in digital, integrated and creative agencies, including LBi, LIDA (M&C Saatchi), Work Club and The Brooklyn Brothers, joining Karmarama in 2012.

    In that time Lawrence has worked on global projects for BBC Worldwide, British Airways, Nokia, Range Rover and Unilever.

    Lawrence is chair of the IPA Brand Technology Group, member of the BIMA Executive Committee, a member of the Google UK Creative Council and a start-up mentor for Unilever Foundry and The Friday Club

    As Managing Partner Innovation, he helps clients get commercial and creative advantage from key platforms, new technologies and the start-up community.

  • Matt Warnock

    Matt Warnock

    Digital Editor in Chief

    Philips, Netherlands
    Matt Warnock

    Matt Warnock

    Digital Editor in Chief

    Philips, Netherlands

    Matt Warnock is the digital editor in chief for Philips, based at HQ in Amsterdam. Coming from a traditional journalism and publishing background in the UK, Spain and the UAE, he joined Philips in 2013, and has led the global social content team at Philips for three years. Matt is currently in the process of increasing his scope to look at publishing content across the entire Philips digital ecosystem. When he’s not obsessing over killer digital content, you’ll find Matt on his bike, in a swimming pool or running the streets of Amsterdam, as he’s a keen triathlete.

  • Michael Barber

    Michael Barber

    Founder

    barber&hewitt, USA
    Michael Barber

    Michael Barber

    Founder

    barber&hewitt, USA

    Michael Barber is the founder of barber&hewitt, an agency dedicated to helping brands craft solid creative ideas that continuously engage customers and flawlessly orchestrate their execution across channels and partners.

    His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes. This work has been awarded numerous industry awards, but more importantly has driven successes including the most effective and cost-efficient campaign in the history of a company, a 160x return on ad spend, and 10 million earned media impressions within the first month of a new product launch.

    Outside of barber&hewitt, Michael spends his time as a board member for The Greater Southern California Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and hones his unhealthy obsessions with donuts, cold brew, planes, BMWs, the Arizona Wildcats, and his two Westies, #mcdoogleandbowie.

  • Nadim Ghrayeb

    Nadim Ghrayeb

    Regional Sales & Marketing Manager

    Cadillac, Middle East
    Nadim Ghrayeb

    Nadim Ghrayeb

    Regional Sales & Marketing Manager

    Cadillac, Middle East

    Nadim Ghrayeb, Regional Sales and Marketing Manager for Cadillac Middle East, is responsible for driving all strategies relating to sales operations across the region and the communication of the brand.

    His previous position as the Regional Brand Manager for Cadillac Middle East saw him focusing exclusively on achieving long-term marketing objectives and delivering sustainable brand growth solutions.

    Prior to that, Ghrayeb oversaw the vision and management of marketing initiatives for GMC Middle East. As part of this role, he led communications campaigns that helped to elevate the brand’s legendary reputation.

    Ghrayeb first joined GM as a Marketing Manager for Cadillac Middle East, a title that saw him spearhead cross-media communications initiatives for the luxury auto brand – spanning myriad product launches – across key markets.

    Ghrayeb holds a Bachelor of Science from Beirut’s Lebanese American University.

  • Niklas Bergstrom

    Niklas Bergstrom

    Head of Marketing & Creative Director

    MAG Interactive, Sweden
    Niklas Bergstrom

    Niklas Bergstrom

    Head of Marketing & Creative Director

    MAG Interactive, Sweden

    Nicke Bergström is one of the most awarded creatives in the advertising industry with hundreds of awards from all the major advertising shows.

    He started Farfar, an advertising agency he built over ten years.  One year Farfar was ranked number one in the world. Other places he has worked at is MTV Networks New York,VICE and Mother NYC. Apart from pushing creativity as hard as absolutely possible he has also been speaking at seminars, been a member of all major advertising award show juries and been engaged in many charity and pro bono initiatives such as being a member of the Stand Up 2 Cancer Dream team.

  • Parminder Singh

    Parminder Singh

    Former Managing Director of Twitter, Singapore

    Parminder Singh

    Parminder Singh

    Former Managing Director of Twitter, Singapore

    Parminder is a seasoned business leader with top management experience across Asia Pacific & Middle East in Twitter, Google, Apple and IBM. He has a track record of growing businesses by combining his expertise in internet technologies with deep consumer insights.

    As Twitter’s Managing Director for Asia and Middle East, he set up the company’s operations in its highest growth markets, pioneering social media monetisation and real-time marketing in the region.

    He previously ran Google’s Display Network across Asia Pacific, building a billion dollar operation and serving thousands of businesses across the region. He was one of the driving forces behind the IPL-YouTube partnership in 2009 - a pathbreaking live sport monetisation initiative that was a global first. Prior to this, he has successfully launched products, built businesses and run best practice marketing campaigns in various high impact roles at Apple & IBM.

    He’s also actively involved in exploring the use of technology for good and is the founding member of @incrisisrelief, one of the largest citizen led disaster relief technology initiatives.

    He is @parrysingh on Twitter.

  • Patti Girardi

    Patti Girardi

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Valet, USA
    Patti Girardi

    Patti Girardi

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Valet, USA

    As Chief Marketing Officer, Patti Girardi leads the development and implementation of all marketing strategies for Valet’s numerous amenities to the multifamily housing industry, including doorstep recycling, apartment turn services and on-site labor.

    Prior to joining the company, Patti was Vice President of Marketing for Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services, the college foodservice division of Compass Group. Patti previously served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Western division of Fox Cable Networks. She began her marketing career with Cox Communications, where she held a number of field and corporate marketing positions, including Vice President of Marketing and Director, Web Marketing & E-Commerce. Patti holds a B.A. in Economics from Trinity College (Hartford, CT) and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.

  • Paul Wright

    Paul Wright

    CEO

    iotec, UK
    Paul Wright

    Paul Wright

    CEO

    iotec, UK

    Prior to joining iotec, Paul was the Director of iAd, Apple’s Mobile Advertising Platform across Europe, the Middle East, India, Africa and the Asia-Paci?c. As part of his role at Apple, he led the international (outside of the Americas) iAd teams driving advertising revenues across the mobile app ecosystem and developing
    creative solutions for a wide range of clients and agencies. Before joining Apple he was the Chief Digital O?cer at one of the UK’s leading media groups, Omnicom Media Group (which included the media agencies MG OMD, OMD, PHD and M2M) and prior to that held the same role at OMD Group while serving on the board of both of these companies.

    Paul has nearly 30 years of experience in the media and advertising industry and is an experienced digital leader who has kept pace with all key developments in the digital marketplace since the late 1990s. He has held senior roles within companies such as Bauer where he was leading and managing digital strategy across the organisation, and was also VP Commercial for ADTECH (part of AOL Advertising) where he was in charge of developing their services across Europe. Furthermore, he holds strong experience in digital broadcast having spent numerous years at British Sky Broadcasting in a variety of roles heading up sales and business development. He has been invited to speak at events on numerous occasions on industry and media topics across his career including mobile, search, programmatic, paid social, trading desks, entrepreneurship and diversity.
     

  • Rashid Aliyev

    Rashid Aliyev

    Founder & CEO

    BethClip, Inc., USA
    Rashid Aliyev

    Rashid Aliyev

    Founder & CEO

    BethClip, Inc., USA

    Serial entrepreneur with IT background. 

    Founder & CEO of BethClip, Inc (USA), Founder & CEO of BioniX Tech, Inc. (USA), Head of Maker Space at Baku American Center (Azerbaijan)

  • Sameer Khan

    Sameer Khan

    Director of Marketing Operations, Analytics and Media

    Alert Logic, Inc., USA
    Sameer Khan

    Sameer Khan

    Director of Marketing Operations, Analytics and Media

    Alert Logic, Inc., USA

    Sameer Khan builds marketing demand generation and analytics engines. Over the course of a decade-and-a-half, Mr. Khan has led eCommerce, technology, digital marketing and analytics teams in enterprise and mid-market companies toward significant growth in revenue and sales. He is the co-founder of Ninja Marketing and 2ndsquare.com and has helped majors brands like IBM, Rackspace, Macys, Toyota, Golds Gym and T-Mobile in defining their analytics and digital program strategy, vision, and infrastructure needs to support revenue growth.

    He was named by Onalytica as one of their Top 100 Big Data Influencers and has contributed to 150+ publications for personal and third party blogs on the topics of big data, digital marketing, social and customer analytics. Presently, he heads Alert Logic’s marketing operations, media and analytics division.

  • Steve Hawker

    Steve Hawker

    Marketing Director, EMEA & APAC

    ADARA, USA
    Steve Hawker

    Steve Hawker

    Marketing Director, EMEA & APAC

    ADARA, USA
  • Tarek Elnagdy

    Tarek Elnagdy

    Global CMI Director – Refreshment

    Unilever, MENA
    Tarek Elnagdy

    Tarek Elnagdy

    Global CMI Director – Refreshment

    Unilever, MENA

    With a solid record of achievements over the past 16 years and through his entrepreneurial approach to marketing, Tarek ElNagdy has developed a reputation of being one of the key influential people in the field of marketing research in the Middle East and North Africa. Tarek believes that marketing as well and marketing research should be the main source of inspiration to any business and should lead to business growth.

  • Tina Funk

    Tina Funk

    General Manager

    vevo, Germany
    Tina Funk

    Tina Funk

    General Manager

    vevo, Germany

    Tina Funk worked as a journalist before entering the music industry at Virgin Germany in 1994, then joined Independent Intercord as Label manager for Mute Records.

    In 1997 she was member of the set-up team for Richard Branson's V2 Records and left in 2000 to establish an affiliate for Mute Records in Berlin. Together with Mute, Tina Funk joined EMI in 2003 where she soon became Managing Director of the newly created EMI division Virgin/Labels/Mute and eventually went on to run all EMI frontline labels in Germany as Senior Vice President Music Division. In 2008 Tina Funk co-founded the management consultancy Creative Lobby GmbH together with a renowned German law firm.

    In her career, she has worked with many great artists, a.o. Depeche Mode, The Rolling Stones, Robbie Williams, Pharell, Daft Punk, Nick Cave, Norah Jones and many more. In 2013 Tina Funk joined Vevo, the world's leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, and launched Vevo Germany.

  • Vijayanta Gupta

    Vijayanta Gupta

    Head of Product & Industry Marketing

    Adobe, UK
    Vijayanta Gupta

    Vijayanta Gupta

    Head of Product & Industry Marketing

    Adobe, UK

    Vijayanta Gupta is the Head of Product and Industry Marketing at Adobe Systems Europe. He leads Adobe's Industry-specific Go To Market initiatives as well as the Adobe Marketing 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 at CMO.com.

    He also serves on the advisory board of Jigserv Digital, a digital marketing company in India, of which he is one of the co-founders. Prior to joining Adobe, Vijayanta has held multiple leadership roles in Accenture, Microsoft and Tata Consultancy Services across UK/Europe, USA and India.

    Vijayanta holds an MBA in Strategic Marketing, a Master's in Computer Applications and a Bachelors in Physics. He is based out of London and thoroughly enjoys the multi-cultural experience that the city provides.

  • Viktoria Degtar

    Viktoria Degtar

    Head of EMEA Sales and Marketing

    Bloomberg Media Group, UK
    Viktoria Degtar

    Viktoria Degtar

    Head of EMEA Sales and Marketing

    Bloomberg Media Group, UK

    Viktoria Degtar is based in London after working as Group Publisher in charge of Bloomberg’s Live Events division and multiplatform sale in New York City. Her position in London is Head of EMEA Sales, leading EMEA's Sales and Marketing Team.

    Before joining Bloomberg Media at the end of 2014, Degtar spent two years as the Vice President of Sales for The Huffington Post. Before that she worked for four years as Associate Vice President of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. From 2002 to 2007 she was the National Sales Director for the Financial Times.