Join the architects of tomorrow and shape the digital future of your business throughout 80+ speaking sessions full with sparkling content.
Seasoned technologist entrepreneur with a passion to create startups that engage talented teams in transforming ideas into products and mind share. Born in the UK, lived in Italy, USA, Israel and currently in Portugal. Israeli Army-Intelligence, studied Physics, filed lots of patents and raised quite a bit of venture capital.
Limor heads RoboSavvy, a company that distributes & develops advanced mobile robots, 3D printers and parts & tools for making them. RoboSavvy is currently develops mobile robots for media and entertainment. Projects include Fonzie the “Twerking robot”, FRHANK the gamer sidekick “Fridge Raiders dispenser”, Frankie the Segway riding humanoid and Ground Drone, the first camera-man replacement robot. Limor started VC funded companies in diverse areas such as Telecom Billing, Internet Security and Social Email Templating. He has been granted many patents and is a regular speaker at tech events. Born in the UK, lived in Italy, USA, Israel and currently in Portugal. Served 3 years in the Israeli Army-Intelligence, studied Physics, still enjoys coding, 3D design and animation.
Jeremy Tai Abbett inspires ambitious organizations into realizing the creativity required to thrive in a world of constant change. He draws on his experience starting several ventures that found their genesis at the intersection of design and technology. In his current role as the creative evangelist at Google, Jeremy collaborates with creative agencies and brands such as BMW, Nivea and Zalando.
Previous to Google, Jeremy was the founding design director responsible for the branding and user-experience for mobile start-up Stuffle. His efforts helped Stuffle win a Webby Award, Lead Award, Lovie Award as well as being recognized by Apple as one of the best apps in 2012. In 2014, the majority shares of Stuffle were sold to Immobilienscout.
Jeremy also co-founded Fork Unstable Media in 1996 (with three projects that were acquired by the Museum of Modern Art – San Francisco and a game that enraged the British Monarchy to his credit), Truth Dare Double Dare, was a founding post-graduate student at Interaction Design Institute Ivrea and was an award winning creative director at a handful of advertising agencies.
I’m Co-Founder of Socialbakers, a company focused on social media measurement and optimization. I am in charge of Socialbakers Professional Services unit delivering integrated solutions consulting services to Socialbakers key accounts.
One of my key goals is to drive our “labs” team that drives innovations and new experimental projects.
I am passionate about new technologies, enjoy good food, love to travel and enjoy my precious spare time with my family when I can.
Paul joined AKQA in Berlin in 2011 to lead the technical implementation of the global digital business strategy for Volkswagen. Since then he has been responsible for delivering innovative and challenging programmes with Deutsche Telekom, Vertu, Unilever, Whirlpool and Audi.
He brings with him more than 12 years of experience in technical expertise and ambition,delivering multiple enterprise web platforms toleading companies. Paul’s work is concerned with rapid prototype development, scalable application architectures and technical team management using agile methodologies and Lean Start-‐up principles.
Some highlights so far:
• Delivered a global platform for VW.
•Delivered a next generation semantic web based gallery platform for a global Telecoms client.
• Rolled out a fully internationalised and responsive site for Vertu in under a month.
• Pioneering rapid prototype interaction design at AKQA.
• An active member of the w3c.
Anastasia Emmanuel is Director of Europe, Technology & Design for Indiegogo. She is responsible for encouraging crowdfunding growth within technology and design in Europe working with the brightest inventors, entrepreneurs and startups across the continent. Anastasia also manages social media for Indiegogo UK, where you will regularly find her tweeting the brightest and the best UK crowdfunding campaigns.
Anastasia is an experienced manager having worked within media and technology for over 6 years. She was previously known as technology reporter for leading UK technology website Tech City News, for which she hosted a weekly tech news video roundup. She was also instrumental in co-managing Newspepper – a new media agency in London working with clients such as BBC, PayPal, CH4, and The Guardian as well as many smaller start-ups. She has also produced content and assisted with online marketing, new business, and business development at numerous start-ups, including Publicate for which she was co-founder.
Anastasia has been immersed in the UK start-up community, in many capacities, for the past six years and considers the growth of small business as an interest and passion. She is fascinated by technology, how it solves problems and directly impacts our everyday lives for the better.
Anna is in charge of Yandex.Money’s international business development, in particular expansion into foreign markets. Having graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) with a Master’s degree in Media and Communications, Anna also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). Having worked for some of Russia’s largest e-commerce companies, Anna has considerable experience in PR and international communications. Being a tech enthusiast with entrepreneurial mindset, Anna is always inspired by emerging trends in the digital world.
Anna frequently delivers talks at e-commerce events in Russia, shaping awareness of current trends in Russian e-commerce and payments.
John Harmander is CMO, and co-owner at the fast growing gaming startup Casumo. He was earlier the youngest marketing director for one of the bigger telecoms in Europe, and have as well been marketing director for several companies, and startups with speciality in accelerating growth. John also have his own investment vehicle, and hold various non-executive advisor positions to executives, and boards in the area of brand&growth.
Anthony is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 30 years’ experience developing, managing and leading successful businesses. He is a senior board-level advisor to venture companies and start-ups.
Anthony is Co-Founder and Director of Digital Marketing Institute, the global certification standard in digital marketing, with courses taught in over 50 countries. He has either founded or held director-level positions in Code Institute, eWare, Xanthal, iQuate, Microsoft, Net Results and Web Kitchen among others.
Anthony’s clear and commercial understanding of how digital technologies are transforming the business environment has led him to be a sought after presenter on the topic. He is also regular contributor to press, TV and radio discussions.
Dr. Gavin Wood, Ethereum’s CTO, led the implementation of the Ethereum C++ client, GUI and IDE, and authored much of the vision for the project around decentralisation and Web 3 (http://gavwood.com/dappsweb3.html). He is also the author of the Ethereum Yellow Paper (http://gavwood.com/paper.pdf). He was the Director of Technology of OxLegal and a Technical Director at Lancaster Logic Response. He graduated from University of York (Master of Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
Matt spent 12 years working in broadcast TV producing documentaries and factual programmes before making the transition to the digital domain in 2010. Kick-starting the video department of Jamie Oliver Ltd, he developed video content for a variety of pioneering projects across apps, websites, ebooks and social channels before moving into the world of YouTube. Matt now oversees the editorial output of Jamie’s award-winning Food Tube Network – 22 channels of engaging food content with a subscriber base of 4 million and a digital brand which has grown back into the established world of books, events and magazines.
Ralph Simon is one of the founders of the global mobile entertainment and social content industry. He is a prominent mobile visionary, trailblazer & innovator and popularly known as “the father of the ring tone”. With a unique understanding of world-wide mobile smartphone lifestyles and multi-screen creativity, he is always at the forefront of the latest mobile social media, mobile video and mobile music innovation. Ralph founded and grew Zomba/Jive Records to become a leading global music label and publisher, and then created & grew the world’s first international commercial ring tone service which led to him being known as the “father of the ring tone”. One of the world’s top 50 executives in mobile since 2005, Ralph is known for being a provocative moderator and interviewer, relentlessly searching for the hottest new global mobile advertising, mobile games, guerilla marketing, music, apps, creativity and devices around the world. He believes that the digital future belongs to “Screenagers” who are shaping the next generation of Romanian creativity – his foresight on the “screenage” future and what’s coming next is always important. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK, and CEO of Mobilium Global, the international mobile “cool” hunters. Ralph is based in London or on a plane somewhere where mobile innovation & great ideas are found.
Simon Gosling, CEO at Happy Finish, has 25 years experience in the advertising industry. During that time he has been a Visual FX Executive Producer/ Supervisor with Oscar winning Framestore, (VFX creators for Gravity, Harry Potter, Avatar) and MPC. He was also Managing Director of edit company Cut+Run, founded his own music company 2110 Ltd.
He joined Happy Finish as CEO in June 2013, working alongside Founder/ Chairman, Stuart Waplington, to expand the business in London and Mumbai, and launch in Shanghai, Portland Oregon and New York and develop into a full 360 production service, adding Interactive and Motion VFX services to their highly successful, hi-end Stills Retouch & CGI and CGI Animation business.
Simon is an authority on Virtual and Augmented Reality and a seasoned speaker at global advertising industry events, having spoken at Ciclope, Cannes Lions, D&AD, Cristal, BAFTA, Adfest, Spikes Asia and TEDx.
Simon is a father of 3 children aged 17, 14 and 12. He loves to play the drums and ride his bike through the Alps, but never at the same time.
Javier Martinez is vice president of business development at Libelium, the provider of open hardware and sensor network technology used in Smart Cities, smart agriculture, environmental solutions and a host of Internet of Things (IoT) projects. Javier is responsible for developing the company’s global network of partners and distributors. Previously, he served as managing director of Videotronic España Multimedia, and export manager at Industrias Ventura S.L, a manufacturer of electronics, where he opened new markets in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. He holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Zaragoza (Spain) and is a graduate of Kingston University, London.
Mário Campolargo is Director for “Net Futures” in DG CONNECT responsible for Research and Innovation on what lies beyond the current Internet architecture, software and services and the EU-Strategy for the Cloud. Previously he has been Director for “Emerging Technologies and Infrastructures” in DG INFSO in charge of Future and Emerging Technologies, ICT based infrastructures for science and ICT trust and security, experimental facilities and experimentally driven research for Future Internet. Before joining the European Commission in 1990, he worked for 12 years in the R&D Centre of Portugal Telecom as a researcher and manager. He has a Degree in Electrical Engineering (University of Coimbra), a Master of Science in Computing Science (Imperial College London), a Post graduate in Management (Solvay Business School Brussels) and a European Studies Diploma (Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve).
Nick has been at the forefront of digital creative strategy since the end of the last millenium. Having graduated from Oxford, Nick started life at Global ad agency Bates Dorland before moving on to help establish Dare as Campaign’s Digital Agency of the Decade.
He has worked on award-winning creative strategies for brands including Guinness, Vodafone, Nissan and Sainsbury’s. Pushing global businesses to reposition their brands for the growing digital era.
In 2012, he left Dare to set up Mr. President alongside Dare’s Managing Director Claire Hynes, and Laura Jordan-Bambach the then President of D&AD. Only three year’s old and already the Drum’s Creative Agency of the Year, Mr. President believes in the need for brands to not just question their advertising, but to question the very way that they exist.
Nick has led the creative strategy for Bacardi Global Brands, Nike, Unilever, Virgin and VW. Creating work as diverse as a TV Show, NFC-enabled silver Geese and a new brand behaviour for Nike.
Nick lectures on digital strategy and effectiveness for APG, IPA and NABS (and many other three acronym marketing bodies).
As Director of Partnerships at Sociomantic Labs, it is Guy’s remit to explore and develop the next generation of digital solutions that are now in scope through being recently acquired by dunnhumby—a combination of the richest source of shopping behaviour insight with cutting edge digital marketing technology. Prior to joining Sociomantic, Guy spent seven years running partnerships and business development for Yahoo! where he was responsible for new revenue streams and commercial propositions.
I am Country Manager at BlaBlaCar for Croatia, Hungary, Romania and Serbia. BlaBlaCar is a long distance city to city ridesharing platform connecting drivers and passenger traveling the same way and enabling them to share the cost. Previously I co-founded AutoHop, a regional ridesharing platform, acquired by BlaBlaCar.
I am interested in ways we can make more efficient use our natural resources to protect the planet and save personal resources – TIME – to help live a full life.
Martin Stockfleth Larsen joined Adform in the summer of 2011 and heads up all marketing and communication within Adform. Martin came to Adform from a position as CEO at competitor TraceWorks. Before that, Martin worked in executive positions within Enfatico (WPP) and Dell. Martin has more than 15 years of experience with IT, Software-as-a-Service, online marketing and business development, as well as sales execution and management. Advisor to several online start-ups.
Filip is a technology founder and enterpreneur, with in-depth professional and academic expertise in cyber-security, artificial intelligence, mobile and context awareness. Filip has succesfully built internet products and companies in the space of Voice over IP, IOT, cyber-security, mobile banking, and mobile personalization while working in innovative and high-transaction environments in both private and public industries in Europe and Middle East. He has been named as Belgium’s Top 50 Innovator and Top 50 Enterpreneur, and is a public speaker on technology and startups, at events such as TEDx, Cannes Lions, Internet World, LeWeb, TheNextWeb and more.
Philipp Fehre is a software developer working on Yammer, the enterprise social Network which is part of Microsoft Office 365. Previously to joining Microsoft he has been working as a consultant on NoSQL databases and backend systems, as well as working for a NoSQL company.
Besides his work as a software developer he is also an author and speaker working on educating others to not repeat the mistakes he made in the past.
Chris Swan is CTO at Cohesive Networks, a cloud networking company founded in 2006 that he joined in early 2013. He was previously at UBS where he held a number of CTO roles and represented the bank as a Director on the Steering Committee of the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA). Before joining UBS he was CTO at a London based technology investment banking boutique CapitalSCF. Chris previously held various senior R&D, architecture and engineering positions at Credit Suisse, which included networks, security, data centre automation and introduction of new application platforms. Prior to the world of financial services Chris was a Combat Systems Engineering Officer in the Royal Navy. He has an MBA from OUBS and a BEng in Electronics Engineering from the University of York.
Greg is an International Social Media Trainer who has worked with top Multinationals including Microsoft, Symantec, Liberty Global, Ulster Bank, Abbott Labs and Coca Cola Hellenic.
When he is not training Greg works as a Social Business and Content Consultant helping clients maximise their Social Media ROI. He believes that in order to make social media work for your business you must have a clear business goal, a clearly defined strategy, great content and make sure that everything you do is measurable.
Greg’s session on Facebook will be packed with be a high energy affair – packed with tips, tricks and interesting case studies. Prepare to be Engaged!
Paddy is the co-founder of Aira, a digital marketing agency based in the UK. He has been working online since 2004 when he got bored studying for his Law degree. Since then he has worked for two agencies including Distilled where he was VP London before he left to start Aira. He is also the author of The Link Building Book and has spoken at a number of conferences including MozCon, SMX Sydney, Marketing Festival and SAScon.
As part of VivaKi’s leadership team that shapes and drives the future direction of the organisation globally, Marco is responsible for the programmatic strategy for senior global accounts. Working alongside agency leadership teams across Publicis Groupe and with senior client stakeholders Marco consults and advises advertisers on focusing their marketing around the opportunities of data, tech and content.
Having started his career in TV advertising, Marco made the move into digital in 2000. He was a founding member of Zenith Interactive Solutions, Zenith’s then digital arm, leaving in 2005 as Commercial Director. After two years as Marketing Director for ZenithOptimedia, Marco was promoted to Head of Digital for the agency in 2007.
Joining VivaKi in 2010, Marco launched and spearheaded the strategy for addressability. As President of Audience on Demand EMEA and NA Client Services, he was responsible for driving the phenomenal growth of Audience on Demand, VivaKi’s market-leading addressable media buying practice, ensuring it was the first, best and most secure solution of its kind in the world.
Marco is a leading authority on digital strategy and is a regular conference speaker on the subject and industry commentator, contributing regularly to publications including The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian and Campaign. He was ranked as the fourth most influential person working in digital by The Drum magazine following an industry poll ranking the UK’s top 100 digital professionals in the industry. Marco was also named Programmatic Champion in The Drum’s 2015 New Year Honours List of ‘People to Watch’.
Bastian works as a Software Engineer at ResearchGate, the social network for researchers and scientists. There he is mainly responsible for designing the web frontend’s software architecture and caring about performance, monitoring and developer productivity. Before that he created the games and application platform and the APIs of the VZ-networks. When he is not developing stuff, he frequently speaks at international conferences on software architecture, scaling web applications and open standards and protocols.
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Observing and exploring the web since 1992. Jan Willem Alphenaar is author of 7 books, an experienced speaker and trainer. Graduated in 1993 as an information analyst he worked as an ICT consultant until 1997. From 1997 until 2003 he owned a Multimedia and Webdesign studio. Since 2010 he is a dedicated trainer and speaker (over 500 speeches) talking about Online Trends, Entrepreneurship, Content marketing, Personal Branding and LinkedIn.
Together with his team, he trains people from and advices multinationals and governmental organizations.
Jan Willem also organized twice the annual LinkedIn Benelux Congres in cooperation with LinkedIn.
Thomas is responsible for SAP’s global developer outreach and evangelism programs. As an experienced marketer and developer at heart, he works closely with many developers, companies and startups around the world helping them learn and apply new technology innovations to solve complex business problems in the area of cloud, big data and IoT.
Britain’s Best Ethical Hacker Jamie Woodruff taught himself to hack aged 9 and now at the age of 22 works with large corporations, testing their security systems and highlighting any vulnerabilities.
He was recognized as a penetration testing engineer by IT Security Experts (ITSE) and travels the world teaching people the importance of system and network security.
He is well known for identifying exploits/ vulnerabilities within the security applications of leading companies such as, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Apple, Google and Microsoft.
Jamie also founded the company Patch Penguin along with Euan Birch a Cyber Security Startup: https://patchpenguin.co.uk
Slavek Kabrda is a senior software engineer at Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions.
Up until recently, Slavek had been the Python maintainer for Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Software Collections. He is a member of Fedora Environment and Stacks Working Group and Fedora Python SIG, where he has initiated the ongoing Fedora switch to Python 3 as the default Python interpreter.
Slavek now primarily works on Red Hat’s tooling around Docker, but he still contributes to Python integration efforts in Fedora community.
Slavek is a programming enthusiast who likes experimenting with new languages and technologies and never misses a chance to talk about about open source software over a glass of good beer.
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Tobiasz Janusz Koprowski is an Independent Consultant and owner of Shadowland Consulting. Community leader focused on SQL Server, SharePoint, security, cloud computing, collaboration solutions, and ITIL, DR, BCM and SLA. Love licensing agreements. Working with audit projects, consulting and implementation in Poland, Scandinavia, Europe and United States. Member of the Boards at Polish Information Processing Society and Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). Member several associations: Microsoft Terminology Community, Friends of RedGate PLUS, PASS, ACM and several communities in the world. MCT and MVP for SQL Server since July 2010. Subject Matter Expert at CQURE. Former president of the Polish SQL Server User Group. Creator of SQLDay Conference. Active blogger (owner of five) and international speaker. Co-author of SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume Two. Cross-mountain cyclist, amateur in swimming and running. Fan of snooker and good music.
Euan Ross Birch is a 3rd year student at Glasgow Caledonian University studying Digital Security, Forensics and Ethical Hacking. He has held various positions within the Student Association there including Head of Societies and is currently President of GCU Ethical Hacking Society. Euan was born and raised in Uddingston Scotland and has always been a “computer geek”. Recently, he and Jamie Woodruff have setup the company Patch Penguin and are expanding fast with various clients across the financial sector and retail industry. They specialise in Network Penetration Testing, Website Penetration Testing, Software Analysis and Device Analysis. They are McAfee Intel certified partners and Core Security Certified Partners. In his spare time, Euan is a football referee in Scotland.
Stephan Hochdörfer currently holds the position of Head of Technology at bitExpert AG, a company specializing in web and mobile development. His primary focus is everything related to web development as well as automation techniques ranging from code generation to deployment automation.
Ovidiu Ghiman began working in telecommunications in 1998, and starting 2009 joined former Romtelecom, currently Telekom Romania. Up to now he held various executive positions such as Strategy and Business Development Executive Director, Chief Officer for Strategy and Commercial Residential Segment. Since 2013, he was appointed Chief Commercial Officer – Business segment.
Ovidiu Ghiman is an enthusiast of new technologies such as IoT and M2M and is strongly focused on enhancing the leading position of Telekom as turn-key IT&C solutions provider for companies of all sizes.
Andrei Cepoi is an experienced ICT professional with more than 10 years in this field, developing and implementing complex ICT projects for important players from the Romanian market. Having worked for local ICT integrators and multinational companies such as IBM, Andrei joined Romtelecom in 2012 and became ICT Sales Manager for Telekom Romania in April 2014. Focusing on finding innovative solutions to help Telekom’s customers get more value out of their businesses, Andrei is a promoter of Internet of Things, Big Data, Analytics, Smart Cities, Mobility and Managed Services.