Featured Speakers of 2018
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Featured Speakers of 2018
The Ultimate Triathlete
On 1st February 2014, James became the first and only person to have rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, successfully summited Mount Everest and cycled 18,000 miles around the world.
Seven years prior to this, he was recovering from a serious motorcycle accident that left him with broken legs as well as a severely broken and dislocated ankle. The prognosis was that he was likely to suffer a permanent walking impairment and would certainly not be able to continue the active physical lifestyle he had enjoyed up to that point.
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James has continued pushing boundaries and in 2015 attempted to row 4,000 miles across the Indian Ocean with his Epileptic rowing partner. Their aim was to prove that despite having Epilepsy or a disability there is no barrier to pursuing ones goals. Two hundred and fifty miles offshore James’ rowing partner sustained a head injury resulting in a full-scale ocean rescue that was global news. James found himself clinging to a rope ladder on the side of a 100,000-ton crude oil tanker as he climbed to safety in storm force winds.
James has raised tens of thousands of pounds for his chosen charities as he has climbed, rowed, and cycled his way around the world!
James is also a keen supporter of Scouting and is a Scouting Ambassador
W. L. Gore & Associates (the GORE-TEX® company)
Korbinian Spann works for W. L. Gore & Associates (the GORE-TEX® company) with a focus on digital media buying and digital analytics for Europe, America and Asia. Focused on data and communication concepts for different languages and regions, inspired by the continuous development of digital markets.
Talpa Network is a leading global television, radio and digital media company based in The Netherlands. Talpa Network consists of the following businesses: Talpa TV (SBS6, Net5, Veronica, SBS9), Talpa Radio (538, Sky Radio, Radio 10, Radio Veronica), Talpa Social (Social Influencers, Talpa Digital (KIJK, JUKE, VoetbalTV) and Talpa E-commerce (Vakantieveilingen, Actievandedag).
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Wouter Postma is responsible for extending, architecting and scaling the Talpa Connect Platform and Smart Data Platform. Leading the core team of highly-experienced technology architects and project managers who are key specialists in the field of High-Load High-Performance Digital Platforms, Broadcast Architectures, Advertising & Marketing Technologies, Big Data and Data Science services.
All Talpa Network media assets in The Netherlands and globally (TV, Radio, Social, Digital, e-Commerce) are running on the Talpa Connect Platform, a standardized technology backbone. Furthermore, our Smart Data Platform makes sure that all Big Data is collected, processed and used in a uniform way across all our consumer touch points.
A data, analytics and business intelligence leader specialising in information transformation and setting strategic direction in Blue Chip organisations. An Industry recognised expert, fellow of the IDM and chair of the DMA Customer Data Council. Named in the Data IQ Big Data top 100 for the last 5 years, judge for the DMA and Data IQ awards and a regular speaker and panelist at leading industry events.
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Set up the initial Big Data prototype and innovation function at O2 and led the transformation of MI at British Gas into a new TOM and architecture. Currently Head of Information Strategy and Management at Sainsbury’s and previously led strategy, insights, analytics, CRM, information management and governance teams in the utilities, retail, financial services, telco and media sectors for organisations such as O2, BSkyB, British Gas and Hutchison 3G
Global Head of Conversion Rate Optimization Programs, Santander
Born in Santander (Spain) in 1984, studied Telecommunication Engineering. I love sports, psychology, and anything related to human behavior. I joined Santander in 2012 in a customer facing role. My expertise is tied to digital transformation projects, as SME in Analytics, Digital Marketing and Social Media. I currently lead a team of specialists in Data Analysis and Conversion Rate Optimization.
Product Manager, Monzo Bank
Francisco has a background in both Business & Economics and Jazz studies, with a major in saxophone. Drawing insights from Jazz around extreme collaboration, improvisation, and semi-structured environments, Francisco has been bringing a flexible way of working for the fast-paced teams he is part of: after being part of the Online Media team at Microsoft, he helped Uniplaces growing from 30 to a 200 person team, and is now a Product Manager at the London-based fintech startup Monzo.
Jeff Lunsford has more than two decades of experience as a technology and Internet executive and leader. Jeff previously served as President, CEO and Chairman at Limelight Networks, which he took public in 2007 as part of a $240M IPO. From 2003-2006, Jeff was the CEO of WebSideStory, a SaaS-based web analytics pioneer that went public in 2004 and is now part of Adobe Systems. Prior to that, Jeff was the CEO of TogetherSoft, a software development tools company that was sold to Borland Software. A former naval aviator, Jeff received a B.S. in Information and Computer Sciences from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Tealium
Mike Anderson founded Tealium in 2008 and has served as the chief architect behind the company’s market-leading tag management and unified marketing platforms. He previously worked at WebSideStory (Adobe Systems), where he served as a senior engineer on the core architecture team. As the builder and leader of the company’s professional services team, he oversaw analytics tag implementations for Disney, Best Buy, Target, Cisco, Citi, FedEx, and more. Mike studied electrical engineering at the University of California, San Diego, and computer science at California State University San Marcos.
VP and Managing Director, Tealium
An expert in business management, Lindsay McEwan is Vice President and Managing Director at Tealium, the leading platform in real-time customer data solutions and enterprise tag management.
Lindsay has almost 20 years of proven strategic leadership and commercial management expertise, and is passionate about his career and the industry he works in. He has a track record of growing smaller organisations up to £100 million and assisting them with exit strategies to acquisition or continued growth via IPO.
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With specialist insight into business development, Lindsay is now leading the charge at Tealium where he is responsible for driving steady growth across the EMEA region. Prior to Tealium, Lindsay’s roles included Director of Sales at Adobe Systems UK, and Managing Director at Neolane Software, a marketing automation vendor that was acquired by Adobe. He also held a leadership role at Oracle, running its fusion team.
Data is central to Lindsay’s role at Tealium, where he educates and inspires businesses across Europe to seamlessly integrate their data and applications to drive better and more profitable cross-channel customer interactions. Lindsay champions data transparency and encourages businesses to maintain openness with consumers about how their data is being used.
More recently, Lindsay’s mission has been to provide businesses with the necessary information to ensure their compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). He is keen to help businesses collect, store and process first-party data while adhering to regulations, and to join the dots in the customer journey by connecting previously disparate data silos.
Lindsay’s passion for the industry sees him wearing many hats – from sitting on judging panels to delivering keynote presentations, and hosting lively debates into the latest marketing trends and challenges.