Vincent Flood, Editor, Video Ad News
Massimo de Magistris, General Manager EMEA, StickyADS.tv
Emmanuel Ogidan, Senior Sales Director, StickyADS.tv
Justin Sampson, CEO, BARB
Moderator Vincent Flood, Editor, Video Ad News
Simon Daglish, Group Commercial Director, ITV
Lindsey Clay, CEO, Thinkbox
Marco Bertozzi, Global CRO, Performics (Publicis)
James Patterson, General Manager UK, The Trade Desk
Moderator Martyn Bentley, Consultant, Prohaska Consulting
Danny Hopwood, VP Solutions & Platforms, Publicis Media
Hossein Houssaini, Global Head of Programmatic Solutions, Havas
Ekow Yankah, CEO, Kweak
Dr Johnny Ryan, Head of Ecosystem, PageFair
Moderator Harriet Kingaby, Writer, Video Ad News
Pablo Galiana, CEO, Digital Labs
Additional Panellists TBC
Vincent Flood, Editor, Video Ad News
Charlie Wang, COO, ReachMax
Amir Malik, Programmatic Director, Trinity Mirror
Justin Taylor, Managing Director UK, Teads
Dara Nasr, Managing Director UK, Twitter
Roy Patel, European Director, Pathmatics
Roy Greenslade, Media Commentator, The Guardian, and Professor of Journalism, City University
Mimi Turner, Marketing Director, TheLADbible
Omaid Hiwaizi, Global Head of Brand Experience, Blippar
Edward Greig, Disruptor, Deloitte Digital
Omaid Hiwaizi, Global Head of Brand Experience, Blippar
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DATA joined Twitter in November 2012 initially heading up the sales team.
Previously HE worked at Google for 5 years overseeing key agency relationships for YouTube and Display.
Prior to Google, he worked in in the TV media market, leading teams initially at Flextech Television and later Eurosport.
Dara is married with two girls, has a dog called Dave, plays golf rarely thus badly, cycles slowly and is addicted to TV boxsets.
Professor Roy Greenslade is one of Britain's foremost media teachers. He is a leading commentator and columnist on the media, and currently blogs for The Guardian.
As a journalist he rose to the highest levels of management in a career taking in The Sun, the Sunday Times, and culminating in the editorship of the Daily Mirror.
Roy is the author of Press Gang: How Newspapers make Profits from Propaganda (Macmillan, 2003), Maxwell's Fall (Simon & Schuster, 1992), and Goodbye to the Working Class (Marion Boyars, 1976).
After leaving school Simon decided that University was not for him and
joined the army.
This was followed by work in Venezuela, America and Australia before
returning to the UK in 1991 to start work on the 'new' Daily
Telegraph, which had recently been purchased by Conrad Black. Having
managed the launch of the Saturday Magazine in 1995 he decided to set
up his own publishing company, and in 1998 sold it to Tony O'Riley's
Simon then joined the fledgling Classic FM and within 4 years it had
grown into the biggest commercial radio station in the UK and the most profitable. In 2005 Classic FM and its parent company GWR merged with Capital Radio and
Simon became the Group Commercial Director. On the sale of GCap Media
to Global, Simon left and joined the early social media revolution
working for MySpace as Commercial Director. Simon joined ITV plc in January 2011 as Group Commercial Sales Director and recently promoted to Deputy Managing Director, Commercial.
In his free time he has rowed across the Irish Sea and walked to the South Pole, unsupported on both trips.
He has also led an expedition to the North Pole with 4 wounded soldiers and HRH Prince Harry. Simon completed his second South Pole challenge in December 2013 for Walking With The Wounded, a charity which he founded and he has raised nearly £3 million for various charities.
As General Manager for The Trade Desk in UK, James Patterson oversees a portfolio of agencies, media teams, and aggregators at the cutting edge of digital advertising. Patterson brings more than 10 years of digital experience to his current role, having led teams at Kenshoo, Havas, and Mediacom.
At The Trade Desk, Patterson works with demand-side players to power the most granular audience-based buying in the industry; the company serves clients from offices in Western Europe, APAC, and across the United States.
Outside of The Trade Desk, Patterson is a keen triathlete and regularly competes in events across Europe.
Massimo de Magistris is General Manager EMEA at StickyADS.tv. Prior to moving to London to cover the EMEA role, Massimo managed the Southern European operation for StickyADS.tv as Country Manager Italy and Spain.
He began his career in the advertising agency industry with managerial roles at JWT, Lowe and BBDO, and in 2000 became Country Manager of Engage – a leading US digital performance media and marketing platform. Massimo left Engage in 2003 to launch a digital consultancy service supporting UK and US companies such as Enpocket, Mirago and Accipiter, developing their sales operations in Southern European markets.
In 2007 he launched aQuantive Italy, and following its acquisition he moved to Microsoft Advertising Italy to cover the roles of Digital Solutions Director and Sales Director, and later became Atlas Business Director for the EMEA region. Massimo left Microsoft in 2013 to join StickyADS.tv.
Charlie Wang is the chief operating officer of ReachMax, the largest independent provider for programmatic direct VOD in China.
Previously Charlie was the Digital Partner of Mindshare, looking after digital, search, and programmatic in the Beijing office. Charlie has almost a decade of digital marketing and consulting experience across the U.S., Hong Kong, and China. He is an active advocate of programmatic in the Chinese market with various speaking engagements and publications on digital analytics and programmatic media. He also writes a column for digital marketing media ClickZ.
Justin has been working exclusively in digital since 1999, from boom to bust to boom again. He started his career at the height of the dot com boom at a start up specialising in promoting financing solutions for the SME and enterprise sector – a revolutionary business (which was five years too early). He moved to one of the digital leaders M Digital; learning the digital media trade on IBM, Kellogg’s and Ford, creating pioneering digital media firsts.
From there he joined MEC Interaction from OMD International where he was Head of Digital. Justin joined Teads from MEC Digital (UK), where he was Managing Director. After 15 years working agency side, Justin is now MD for Teads’ UK operations.
Justin was appointed Chief Executive of BARB in 2012.
His early experience of media was formed in the radio industry. Most notably, he became Managing Director of the Radio Advertising Bureau in 1999 having been at the company since its formation in 1992.
Justin joined ITV in 2004 as Director of CRM, a role in which he was responsible for relationships with advertisers and trade marketing strategy. He had a brief stint as Chairman of Thinkbox prior to the establishment of its executive team.
Prior to joining BARB, Justin spent six years in a variety of roles at research agencies, including AGB Nielsen, Kantar and ICM.
Ekow Yankah is founder and CEO of Kweak. Previously Ekow founded Kweak´s parent company castaclip Networks, a video discovery company, which was recognized by Focus Magazine and Statista as one of the fastest growing companies in Germany in 2015.
Ekow founded his first internet startup in 1996 and sold it in 1999 in the US. He went on to lead the German business of Buongiorno, the world´s largest mobile content group. Ekow is an active Angel investor and advisor to digital media and communication start-ups in the Berlin tech eco-system.
Martyn brings a wealth of cross-media and cross-channel expertise to the table. He has worked throughout the programmatic ecosystem with brands, agencies, data and tech partners.
A well-respected thought-leader he has run commercial and regional teams for Microsoft, Disney and MTV. He led the European charge for Chango (before and during their sale to Rubicon Project), and then the UK Buyer Cloud team at Rubicon Project.
As head of EMEA for Prohaska Consulting, he continues to energetically help clients achieve success in this complex and dynamic landscape. Prohaska Consulting is rooted in the programmatic environment - its global team of 100+ experts is called on to advance their clients’ efforts in data, organization structure, yield management, investment, positioning and more.
Martyn lives just outside of London, where he spends his valuable spare time with his family and various music projects.
Dr Johnny Ryan is Head of Ecosystem for PageFair where he works with global stakeholders to sustain the open Web beyond blocking.
His previous roles include being Chief Innovation Officer of The Irish Times.
His second book “A History of the Internet and the Digital Future” is on the reading list at Harvard and Stanford.
As a PhD scholar at the University of Cambridge he studied the spread of terrorist memes on the Web. He was supervised by MI5’s official historian, and his advisor was the former Director of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6).
His first book, based on his work as Senior Researcher at the Institute of International & European Affairs, was the most cited source in the European Commission’s impact assessment that decided against pursuing Web censorship across the 28 member states of the European Union.
He started his career as a designer, and returned to design thinking later as Executive Director of The Innovation Academy at University College Dublin.
He was an associate on the emerging digital environment at the Judge Business School of the University of Cambridge from 2011-14, and occasionally lectures at the Business School of University College Dublin.
His writing has appeared in NATO Review, Fortune, Business Week, Business Insider, Contagious, and Ars Technica.
Scott Young is President and COO of Traction Labs Media, an advanced content distribution technology company and the leader in live stream amplification. While at Traction Labs, Scott has overseen the successful campaigns of several Fortune 500 companies.
A long-time veteran of the video space, Scott boasts an extensive track record of success on both the buy and sell sides, building companies through successful acquisitions and launching innovative products. Previously, Scott built revenue and operations for SET media which was acquired by Conversant in 2014. At Conversant Scott continued to develop the video operation as SVP and General Manger of Video overseeing product strategy, revenue and operations through double-digit growth.
Prior to joining SET and Conversant, Scott served senior video leadership positions within Alloy and YuMe, launching the video ad network and driving triple digit growth toward IPO. Scott was also a key growth driver in bringing the first CBS full episode video player offering to market.
Omaid Hiwaizi is the Global Head of Brand Experience at Blippar, the world’s leading visual browser and fastest growing augmented reality platform. One of the industry’s hybrids, Omaid studied mathematics and got a job as a graphic designer on i-D magazine, before entering the agency world as a creative and then metamorphosing into a strategist. Having founded two agencies (Hubbard Hiwaizi McCann and Crayon) and transformed several planning departments, he has the most diverse mix of marketing expertise, gained on UK and global business across the widest range of marketing disciplines. He's passionate about how creative technology can be used to transform how people engage with the world, with brands, and with each other. At Blippar he's working with brands and agencies to develop the next generation of marketing engagement strategies using Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence.