PI LIVE, 15th–16th October 2018

Build Profitable Partnerships.

Speaking at PI LIVE 2018

Ben Alwin

Ben Alwin

Campaign Manager
Ayima

Drawn to the technical and creative elements of digital marketing, Ben combines his background in chemistry with his passion for the arts to deliver cross-channel paid media campaigns that truly make an impact. As Campaign Manager at Ayima, Ben works with leading brands across B2B, FinTech, charity and gaming sectors to improve campaign performance and drive results.

As a conversion-driven marketer, his unique approach to paid media helps businesses expand their online visibility and reach their goals via programmatic, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest Ads.

Lorna Andrews

Lorna Andrews

Founder
Lornaluxe.com

Lorna Andrews is the founder of the lifestyle blog Lornaluxe.com, which is dedicated to providing style inspiration for fashion savvy young professionals. Initially starting off as a blog to share her commitment to fashion, it soon developed into more of a lifestyle and travel journal where she captivates her audience in the world of luxury.

Carla Arrindell

Carla Arrindell

Managing Director - UK
Optimise Media Ltd

Carla Arrindell is the UK MD for Optimise Media, a global performance marketing company, with 8 offices across the globe. With industry experience spanning 15 years she is a recognised thought leader, achieving recognition in PerformanceIN top 50 industry players list last year, and leads the UK business to continuously innovate and deliver the tools and techniques for clients and partners, from major blue chips to challenger brands, to get the best customers from their advertising spend, achieving commercial and strategic success for clients and partners alike.

Tom Augenthaler

Tom Augenthaler

Digital and Influencer Marketing Consultant
551 Media, LLC (The Influence Marketer)

Tom Augenthaler is obsessed with helping businesses of all sizes design influencer strategies that drive brand awareness, generate leads and market products and services. Working with influencers from all over the world, his programs have yielded sales lifts of up to 84% equating to multi-million-dollar ROI. In 2009, he designed the B2B influencer program for HPE which the longest running program of its type and in its ninth year of service.

Solberg Auðunsson

Solberg Auðunsson

CEO and Co-Founder
TAKUMI

Solberg Auðunsson is the CEO and co-founder of TAKUMI. Before TAKUMI he was a product team lead at mobile gaming startup QuizUp. Solberg’s background is a mix of digital agency and tech startup, working primarily as a developer in previous roles. Solberg and his team at TAKUMI have worked to deliver the best of Instagram for hundreds of big brands such as Nike, Coca Cola, Unilever and Kellogg.

David Ayre

David Ayre

Country Manager
Smarter Click

A highly passionate & energetic professional marketing professional with commercial, online marketing and business development experience. David has a career spanning more than a decade developing and delivering online marketing campaigns that have repeatedly over delivered within retail, but also travel, finance and technology. David is a seasoned veteran in the affiliate industry having experienced life on all sides of the market place; client side, agency side, network side and now affiliate/technology side.

Victoria Baeckstroem

Victoria Baeckstroem

Account Director
CJ Affiliate

Transitioning from a background in international relations and law, Vicky joined CJ Affiliate in 2015. With an international background, Vicky has lived in five countries and speaks "five-and-a-half languages". As an account director at CJ, Vicky oversees a diverse portfolio of clients, ranging from travel and retail to finance and fashion. Her favourite part of the affiliate industry is the people-centric nature of the channel, as well as the opportunity to work as part of a global team - an aspect her international credentials have proven invaluable for.

Cecily Baer

Cecily Baer

Associate Director - Fashion, Beauty & Home
Whalar

Cecily leads the Fashion, Beauty & Home division across EMEA for influencer marketing company, Whalar. Whalar’s clients in this division include Dior, River Island, Made.com and L’Oreal, who they develop and execute influencer strategies for using Whalar’s proprietary technology and expertise. Previous to Whalar, Cecily worked as an agent for fashion photography agency, D+V Management and later for global licensing agency, CAA-GBG, looking after the commercial programs for David Beckham, Jennifer Lopez and Netflix.

Matt  Bailey

Matt Bailey

Director, UK & Nordics
Productsup

Matt Bailey has belatedly come to accept the fact that he can now be considered a performance industry veteran. With a 15 year career spanning roles in affiliate networks, agencies and as a member of the founding team at Partnerize, Matt now heads up UK sales and operations at Productsup. Productsup are the global leaders in product data feed management software and count a number of the largest brands in the world amongst their client base.

Dominic Baliszewski

Dominic Baliszewski

Head of New Ventures
Decision Tech

Dominic is a knowledgeable and highly respected expert in the performance marketing industry. He has over decade of experience in affiliates, and has managed high performing commercial teams, launched award-winning tech products to market and managed deals and accounts from start-ups through to owning all commercial deliverables for one of the UK’s leading comparison brands. He’s a regular commentator in national press and has made multiple appearances on television as an expert. A talented and charismatic speaker, he talks passionately and engagingly on industry issues, as well as strategic ways to solve them. He regularly delivers speeches, chairs panels and has also contributed to, and informed, governmental policy in the affiliate and finance space. His current role focuses on bringing to market the cutting-edge data products and reporting technology that has helped establish Decision Tech as one of the UK’s leading publishers.

Andy Barr

Andy Barr

Owner
10 Yetis Digital

Andy Barr is the co-founder and MD of 10 Yetis, a digital agency with a strong public relations and social media heritage. The company has worked with a large number of brands across many varying sectors, from the likes of Superdry, National Trust, Made.com and VoucherCloud through to, BroadbandChoices, GoCompare and Confused.com (plus many more). Andy has spoken at conferences around the world on PR, social media, video and influencer marketing campaigns. A massive fan of puns and the term “dark social”.

Laura Bassett

Laura Bassett

Professional Footballer
Canberra United FC and England

With over 60 international caps under her belt, including a bronze medal from the hugely successful 2015 Football World Cup, professional footballer Laura Bassett is a key figure for England’s Lionesses.

The 34-year-old’s international career has seen Laura compete in two World Cups and three European Championships, including securing a silver medal in the 2009 Euros. Most recently Laura captained England against Portugal in the 2017 Euros in the Netherlands which England won 2-1. England went on to reach the semi-finals of that tournament before being knocked out by the hosts and eventual winners.

Domestically, Laura has been one of the FA’s Women’s Super League’s most revered players. Last season, she led Notts County Ladies FC, but she has also played for Arsenal, Chelsea, Leeds and in 2012 helped Birmingham City win the FA Cup, and finish second in the WSL and in the Continental Cup. She also enjoyed similar success in 2009 with Arsenal winning the FA Cup and the Premier League.

Laura, who grew up in a football fanatical family, played for England Under 19s through to the Under 21s before making her senior England debut in 2003. She also became one of the first female players to be awarded a professional contract in 2009, and has since being centrally contracted by the FA. She is also a UEFA Level 3 Licence Coach.

Away from the pitch, Laura is an excellent speaker, and is well qualified to share her experiences. Whether it’s talking about leadership as captain of her Super League team, or overcoming adversity when she had to mentally bounce back from scoring an own goal in the Football World Cup semi-finals, or being a prominent figure in the challenging world of a male dominated sport, she has a story you want to hear. Laura’s speaking topics include: leadership, understanding pressure, the psychology of winning, transferring skills, pressure management, working in a male environment and challenging perceptions.

Cally Beaton

Cally Beaton

Entrepreneur & Media Executive
Ex ITV Board and Viacom

Cally Beaton is a media executive and entrepreneur. At the start of her career, she headed an independent television production company that was bought by ITV. Later Cally joined the board of the UK’s leading commercial broadcaster as the youngest and only woman member. She left ITV to start a creative consultancy and production company as well as joining Viacom as SVP of International Sales.

At Viacom, Cally oversaw a £500million budget for channels including Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, and Paramount. Responsible for selling programmes and formats around the world she combined working with on-screen and production talent with business planning and strategy, bridging the divide between creative and financial priorities.

Bringing humour and energy to her business insight, Cally considers the nature of the workplace and leadership culture. She looks at how to engender change, combat difficult managers, inspire teams and develop a positive, agile and inclusive environment.

Cally's session will be a must-attend keynote; expect a few surprises thrown in!

Rob Berrisford

Rob Berrisford

General Manager
Button

Rob is one of the old guards of this industry, having started at DGM in 2005. His illustrious carrier includes selling 2 business and having 1 child. Rob is now Button's General Manager in Europe. Button power mobile partnerships for many of the world’s biggest brands.

Samuel Bevan

Samuel Bevan

Global Online Sales, EMEA Manager
Snapchat

Samuel Bevan joined Snap Inc. as the founding member of Snapchat's EMEA SMB team in October 2016. Prior to joining Snap Sam worked with SMB clients at both Google and Facebook. Sam brings a wealth of expertise in the digital advertising landscape and can advise on the strategies that can drive success across all verticals, for businesses of all sizes. As Snapchat's Global Online Sales Lead for EMEA, Sam can also help businesses in the region navigate new platforms and exceed their performance goals.

Anjulie Blunden

Anjulie Blunden

Co-Founder
Connected Path

Anjulie Blunden is an experienced, versatile digital marketer and co-founder of digital consultancy Connected Path. Well known to the affiliate industry after a decade working network and agency side, she now focuses on cross-channel consultancy for a wide variety of digital businesses. She is a passionate advocate for learning, knowledge sharing, career development and progression in the digital industry.

Jón Bragi

Jón Bragi

Founder & CEO
Ghostlamp

Jon Bragi is a 27 year old entrepreneur from Reykjavik Iceland, he quit school to launch Ghostlamp a company that enables brands and agencies to create on-demand micro influencer campaigns. Jon spends most of his time building Ghostlamp in cities around the world, having travelled on behalf of Ghostlamp to 16 cities in 2017 working on scaling the company worldwide. He manages a team of 15 incredible individuals in 7 countries. He likes to spend quality time with family and friends and his dog, Kanill (e.Cinnamon) a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown

Head of Affiliates
Greenlight Digital

Matt has 22 years’ advertising and media experience, having started out in traditional media planning and buying before digital marketing was invented. Having worked as a Planner Buyer, primarily in print and radio, he made his pilgrimage in 1999 to focus on digital marketing and transformation and has since worked for notable digital agencies and tech suppliers. In 2005 he set up Hatmatic, an affiliate consultancy business, and has since worked on a variety of exciting projects. He has more recently developed his China marketing skills, and also founded a content marketing agency, Elevator. Matt joined Greenlight Digital as a consultant to work on a client’s fledgling affiliate programme. Five years on Matt heads up a team who collectively manage a number of affiliate programmes for Greenlight clients across retail, travel and consumer finance.

Sarah Bundy

Sarah Bundy

Founder & CEO
All Inclusive Marketing

Sarah is an award-winning business and digital marketing thought leader, ranked in the Top 40 Under 40, Top 100 fastest growing companies in Canada, Top 100 female entrepreneurs in Canada, and Top 40 Digital Marketing Strategists of 2012. She is also recognized as an expert in performance marketing by the New York Times and e-commerce, retail and global travel brands who look to her for strategic online growth and performance marketing initiatives.

In 2009, Sarah founded (and currently leads) All Inclusive Marketing, a leading performance marketing agency known for delivering innovative, experience-driven results led by their team of experts who DIGG every day (Delight, Innovate, Grow and Giveback). Their clients range from e-commerce startups to leading retail, travel and SaaS brands such as Norton Symantec, Southwest Vacations, and Dropbox, who want effective affiliate and performance marketing strategy that converts into higher ROI.

Ricky Ray Butler

Ricky Ray Butler

CEO
Branded Entertainment Network (BEN)

Ricky Ray Butler leads the vision to accelerate BEN as the global leader in Entertainment Advertising. As the CEO of Branded Entertainment Network (BEN), a Bill Gates Company, Ricky brings technology and innovation to the entertainment marketing landscape and enhances the company’s already strong relationships between today’s top brands and content creators, including Microsoft, Electronic Arts, GM, and more. Ricky is a passionate advocate of brand integration being the way forward in reaching audiences, regardless of how they consume content.

Prior to joining BEN, Ricky founded Plaid Social Labs, the leading social media influencer product integration company, which was acquired by BEN in 2015 to expand reach into the digital influencer community. Ricky was recently named as one of the top 100 people in influencer marketing by Influence Directory and was honored with DMN’s 40 Under 40 award. He has more than 10 years of senior leadership experience in the advertising and entertainment space.

Amie Caitlin Shearer

Amie Caitlin Shearer

Head of Influencer Marketing
Mumsnet

Amie heads up Mumsnet's Influencer Marketing team managing campaigns on the Mumsnet platform (one of the UK's largest, most trusted sites for parents), our sister site Gransnet (for women over 50) and across all other major social platforms for multiple brand partners. Amie joined Mumsnet in 2017, overhauling Mumsnet's Influencer Network of over 10,000 bloggers, vloggers and social media stars, introducing software to track members' channels and campaigns, putting data at the heart of every campaign. She's passionate about transparency in influencer marketing as well as engagement being the key metric to success rather than reach.

Prior to Mumsnet, Amie worked at O2 UK in the brand management team, Danone in their social and community management team and a marketing agency specialising in family and education outreach working with brands such as P&G, Royal Mail and Disney.

Cristina Canale

Cristina Canale

Brand Communications Team Lead
Cluse

Bio coming soon.

Anthony Capano

Anthony Capano

Managing Director, Europe & Asia-Pacific
Rakuten Marketing

As Managing Director, EMEA, Anthony leads Rakuten Marketing’s EMEA business and ensures the highest levels of client service and innovation for partners. He joined Rakuten Marketing EMEA after five years’ working as Managing Director for APAC, where he led the business since its days as a start-up achieving exponential growth for the APAC region. He has more than 20 years of experience working alongside many of the world’s major retailers. Prior to joining Rakuten Marketing, Anthony was general manager of Salmat Targeted Media, Australia’s largest direct and digital marketing organisation. He is also an advisor to the Business Arts Foundation and the National Online Retailers Association.

Aiden Carroll

Aiden Carroll

Co-Founder
The Coloring In Department

Aiden is a nice guy, marketing addict, and occasionally talks about things. He’s the co-founder of The Coloring In Department, and has trained over 65,000 marketers to date, from over 75 countries. He’s a big believer in the black t-shirt, and he’ll never wear a suit.

Colin Carter

Colin Carter

Director
Weather2Travel.com

Colin Carter, co-founder of online publisher Weather2Travel.com, has more than 12 years’ experience in the affiliate marketing and travel industries.

He’s also a man with many hats, from looking after the technical aspects of the website and liaising with travel brands to working closely with affiliate networks and speaking at numerous industry events.

Colin strives to find effective ways to partner with brands, promoting travel products through innovative use of technology, weather data and authentic blog content. Passions include all sorts of sports, music, winning at pub quizzes and Marmite.

Anthony Clements

Anthony Clements

Co-Founder
Connected Path

Anthony Clements is co-founder of digital consultancy Connected Path, digital measurement enthusiast and opinionated affiliate marketing veteran. With more than 12 years of industry experience to his credit Anthony is a passionate and widely regarded affiliate speaker. At the coal-face of affiliate marketing as it grew from a dark art to a highly regarded marketing channel, he is a firm believer in the need for developing talented young people inside the affiliate industry.

Tom Cornish

Tom Cornish

Influencer Marketing Director
Wavemaker

Tom is the Influencer Marketing Director in WM Content, Wavemaker’s content marketing division. He’s responsible for developing influencer strategies and finding new solutions for clients. Prior to this, Tom was a social strategist in the PR Industry, where he developed an understanding of how to create persuasive and inspiring approaches to connect with audiences on social media. The winner of the 2017 Content Marketing Association’s Rising Star Award, Tom has delivered award winning influencer campaigns for clients including Mini, c2c, Wilkinson Sword, Hawaiian Tropic, Tiffany, and TfL.

Ed Couchman

Ed Couchman

General Manager
Snap

Ed Couchman is the General Manager of Snap in the UK. Leading the camera company’s largest European sales office, Ed works hand in hand with advertisers, helping them to best leverage Snapchat's innovative ad formats, as well as unpacking the tangible business impact and ROI they provide.

He has over two decades of experience building meaningful and sustainable relationships within the media and advertising community, serving as Director of Agency Partnerships at Facebook, where he worked for over six years. Prior to this, he was Head of Digital and Future Media at Channel 4 and he also led the display team at Associated New Media.

He serves on many industry bodies including the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) and the Industry Advisory Panel to the Advertising Association, as well as serving as an active member of National Advertising Benevolent Society (NABS). He is a trustee of the MediaTrust, a National charity that uses the power of media to give charities a voice and change lives.

Todd Crawford

Todd Crawford

Co-Founder
Impact

As the co-founder of Impact, Todd Crawford evangelises the opportunities presented by a multi-channel approach to the performance model. Prior to Impact, he served as vice president of sales and business development for Digital River’s affiliate network, oneNetworkDirect. Todd also contributed to the founding team at Commission Junction in 1998 and led its business and sales development efforts as vice president for more than nine years.

Laura Crimmons

Laura Crimmons

Founder
Silverthorn

Laura is the Founder of Silverthorn, a PR, Social & Content agency that sparks conversations and engagement to get brands talked about in all the right places. She won PR Moment’s Young Professional of the Year 2017, was named in The Drum’s 2018 and 2017 50 Women in Digital Under 30 and was shortlisted for the CIPR’s Outstanding Young Communicator 2017.

Laura has led campaigns that have gained coverage by top international publishers such as BBC, Mashable, Daily Mail and many more.

Mark Dandy

Mark Dandy

Influencer Marketing Manager
ISAWITFIRST.com

Mark has been operating within the influencer space for the last 2 years, first launching his own consultancy, before going on to join Social Chain to form a key part of their Influencer Marketing offering. Working on marketing plans for some of the world’s leading brands and agencies, Mark has designed Influencer strategies for the likes of Superdry, Nokia, BooHoo and many others. Now leading the Influencer offering for I Saw It First, Mark has taken specialist knowledge within the fashion Influencer space in house to take the brand to new heights on social.

Robert Davinson

Robert Davinson

Global Content Analyst
Awin

Robert Davinson is a Global Content Analyst working in Awin’s Strategy team where he produces content in various formats based on the insight and trends that Awin’s network tracks around the world. Among other pieces of work, Robert is primarily responsible for producing the definitive annual guide to the affiliate industry, The Awin Report, and hosts the newly-launched global edition of the network’s podcast ‘Awin Talks’. Prior to his role in Strategy, Robert was the Travel Specialist at Awin UK, helping to connect the network’s travel publishers and brands.

Dominique Davis

Dominique Davis

All That Is She
Creator

Dominique, the UK-based creator behind fashion and lifestyle blog All That Is She, documents her daily life with a series that she cleverly calls #allthatisthree, Dominique shares snapshots of her and her matching mini-me daughters to a growing and highly engaged audience. Dom was recently awarded the Blogosphere Instagrammer of the Year award.

Richard Dennys

Richard Dennys

CEO
Webgains

Richard has over 20 years’ experience of starting, growing and selling digital businesses. He’s an expert at driving international growth and maximising shareholder value through the optimisation of sales, marketing and digital functions.

Richard has recently been appointed CEO of Webgains Group, taking responsibility for the strategic and operational management of the company across all its operating locations in the US, UK and mainland Europe. He has a deep interest in ‘disruptive’ technologies, particularly their use and efficiency in personal learning and development.

Richard previously held senior management positions across Europe for the BBC, Qype, Nokia, Moonfruit and UK Government-backed TechCity UK. He was on the senior management team of Qype.com during its sale to Yelp.com in 2012. He is a Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Marketing.

James Diba

James Diba

Client Partner
The Programmatic Advisory

James is a Client Partner at The Programmatic Advisory where he works with clients to deliver non-conflicted, fully transparent expertise consulting on how the application of data and technology can transform their marketing. James has a background of working in high performing trading teams, having previously held roles at iProspect and Xaxis, where he was responsible for the strategy and planning of multi-market programmatic campaigns. James is passionate about the way in which technology is shaping the programmatic industry and the opportunities that this brings for brands.

Jasmine Dotiwala

Jasmine Dotiwala

Head of Youth Media
Media Trust

Jasmine Dotiwala is a broadcaster, producer, director and columnist who has worked within the television and music industry for over two decades making TV content with the early pioneers of pop and hip hop culture as well as modern day names.

Jasmine has interviewed everyone from Jay Z, J Hus, Eminem, Beyonce, Stormzy, Public Enemy, Snoop Dogg, Mariah, Mary J Blige, Whitney, Jean Claude Van Damme, Sarah Jessica Parker, Spice Girls, Fugees and many, many more during her 14 years at MTV. In fact, it’s easier to make a list of who she hasn’t interviewed.

Jasmine started as a global roving reporter on The Word (Channel 4) - the biggest music youth culture TV show in the nineties, then moving across to MTV News as a presenter all across Europe, producing and directing every MTV flagship show from Making the video, MTV News, MTV Cribs and more before heading up MTV Base and MTV Dance production.

As well as for MTV she has made music television for Channel 4 (T4 Music), ITV (One Night Stand) and more.

Jasmine is currently Head of Youth Media at Media Trust where she trains young people from all across the UK and London in multi-media skills for TV, radio and digital platforms.. Jasmine also reports on Arts & Culture stories for Channel 4 News and SKY News and appears as a panel guest on Jeremy Vine on 5. Jasmine writes on the globes biggest hip hop brand platform – The Source and is also a regular contributor to The Metro online.

Dotiwala sits on the RTS Futures (Royal Television Society) committee, BRIT Awards Diversity Committee, I Luv Live music board, MOBO Awards Judging Committee, BET International Judging panel, Ivy Club Committee and was an original member of the MTV Diversity Board.

She has also been requested to speak at House of Lords on media subjects around young people, inclusivity and diversity.

Dotiwala continues to chair and appear on panels around music, television, youth and diversity themes. Dotiwala is also a host producer annually on the annual MTV Europe Music Awards, and an international judge for music awards in Uganda and Namibia (NAMAs).

Edward East

Edward East

Founder and Chief Executive
Billion Dollar Boy

Edward East is the Founder and Chief Executive of Billion Dollar Boy, an independent agency that specialises in influencer marketing and works with aspirational brands.

He oversees the company's overall business strategy and growth.

Over 4 years, Billion Dollar Boy has grown to become a leading global Influencer Marketing Agency, with a team of 30 spread across offices in London and New York. They produce and distribute content through a diverse network of Influencers across the world for leading aspirational companies including L'Oreal, Unilever, Diageo, Estee Lauder, Shiseido and The International Federation of Red Cross.

Billion Dollar Boy utilises in house proprietary technology to manage, track and analyse campaigns to improve content, speed up campaign execution times and reduce campaign costs.

Kevin Edwards

Kevin Edwards

Global Client Strategy Director
Awin

Kevin has worked in affiliate marketing for 16 years and at Awin for 12 of those. In his role he’s responsible for producing market-changing insights and interpreting the network’s data. He also takes an active role in creating best practice standards and self-regulation. Kevin was previously Chair of the Affiliate Marketing Council in the UK and continues to play an active role in the IAB’s Legislation and Standards’ Committee. More recently he has been an active participant in shaping Awin’s approach to recent data privacy laws.

Gail Emms MBE

Gail Emms MBE

Olympic Silver Medallist & Founder
Gail Emms Consultancy

Gail Emms enjoyed a fantastic career as an elite badminton player, becoming Olympic silver medallist, World, European and Commonwealth champion during that time. Now, Gail Emms Consultancy brings all of that experience and knowledge, with a fantastic team of experts in the world of sport and media, to help brands, companies, businesses and individuals, to help develop, motivate and inspire to be the best.

During Gail's career, she learnt from top coaches, sports psychologists, high-pressure environments, high-performing teams and now brings all that together under one roof. Since retiring from sport, Gail has worked tirelessly campaigning for women's sport, school sport and is a prominent figure in the media on these topics. Along with a 9 year established and coveted career as a motivational speaker and event host, Gail now uses this along with friends and connections in sport and media and is looking forward to building, creating and delivering bespoke workshops and events.

Dr Geraint Evans

Dr Geraint Evans

Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
Global Interim

Dr Geraint Evans is an award winning international marketing professional, board advisor and academic researcher. He has held a variety of global marketing leadership roles and delivered work for brands such as ODEON Cinemas Group, Virgin Media, Tesco, Boots and Whitbread. Geraint’s focus areas for writing and speaking are emerging trends in customer behaviour, all things digital, brand marketing and product innovation. You can find him on social media @drgoevans

Brian Finnerty

Brian Finnerty

Sr. Director of Marketing
Marin Software

Brian manages a global marketing team responsible for content marketing, demand generation, events, field marketing, and PR. He enjoys writing about all things mobile, ad tech, and digital marketing. Marin Software’s primary focus is on running scalable marketing campaigns that generate qualified enterprise opportunities to support the sales pipeline.

Mike Fisher

Mike Fisher

Direct to Consumer E-commerce Manager
Philips

Mike is an experienced digital marketer, proven at market leading brands across financial services, IT and consumer electronics. Having cut his teeth in analytics, he leveraged this to manage conversion rate optimisation, digital marketing campaigns and further into strategy and promotional planning. Mike has driven rapid growth of direct sales within his two years at the consumer electronics giant Philips, leading transformational change in the start-up division of direct to consumer.

Tim Flagg

Tim Flagg

Co-Founder
Advantagious

Tim has launched and grown brands around the globe for businesses such as McCann-Erickson, BBC-Worldwide, NBC-Universal, Hutchison-Whampoa and Zipcar. He has over 19 years experience in senior marketing and commercial roles, such as managing director of the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing online, and founding director of the Academy of Digital Business Leaders. All well as being a regular speaker, Tim is the host of ClickZ's Digital Marketing Podcast with over 14,000 listeners worldwide and also hosts the Institute of Directors' podcast.

Tim is co-founder of Advantagious, empowering consumers to take control of their personal data and sell it on their terms to advertisers, enabling highly targeted, intent-based advertising. Brands and agencies use Advantagious to accurately identify consumer intent and build enhanced, persistent and cross-device user profiles. Download the app or browser plug-in and find out more at advantagious.com

Nick Fletcher

Nick Fletcher

Vice President
Rakuten Marketing

As VP of Customer Success at Rakuten Marketing, Nick brings together his extensive experience in performance marketing to ensure Rakuten Marketing’s strategies support clients business goals and objectives; heading up the Client Services teams across Affiliate, Display and Paid Search. He has over 10 years' experience in digital marketing, with the first six focusing primarily on affiliate marketing in Tradedoubler's international team, and then multichannel services at Rakuten Marketing.

Aleksandr Frolov

Aleksandr Frolov

CEO and Co-Founder
HypeAuditor

Alex Frolov is the CEO & co-founder of HypeAuditor a leading Instagram analytics tool. Alex is passionate about making the influencer marketing industry transparent and fraud-free.

Robert Glazer

Robert Glazer

Founder and CEO
Acceleration Partners

Robert Glazer is the founder and CEO of global performance marketing agency, Acceleration Partners.

Under his leadership, Acceleration Partners has received numerous company culture awards, including #4 on Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards, Ad Age’s Best Place to Work, and Inc. Magazine’s Best Place to Work. In addition, Bob has been named to Glassdoor’s Top CEO list in 2018.

Bob is a columnist for both Forbes and Inc. He also shares insights via Friday Forward, a weekly inspirational newsletter read by over 35,000 leaders worldwide. He recently authored the international bestselling book, Performance Partnerships and is a sought-after speaker by organizations around the world.

George Gray

George Gray

Business Development Director, EMEA
Partnerize

George has been working in the sales team at Partnerize for over a year now with over 8 years industry experience across agency, client and tech side. Prior to working at Partnerize, George was at British Airways for 4 years where he held roles as both Global Partnerships Manager and latterly looking after all digital marketing channels for the UK market.

Jochen Gross

Jochen Gross

Sr. Manager Partnership Marketing eCommerce Western Europe
Adidas

Jochen Gross has been a member of the adidas eCommerce team since its inception and has worked in various online marketing roles within the organisation. He has recently developed a brand new Partnership Marketing department within the Western European arm of the business which will bring their overall strategy, approach and internal alignment towards external partners under one umbrella.

Scott Guthrie

Scott Guthrie

Strategic Advisor
CampaignDeus

Former Ketchum Digital Director - Influencer Relations, Scott Guthrie now works with brands, agencies and platforms to generate meaningful results from influencer marketing. Scott is an accomplished industry speaker, writer, strategist and implementer of influencer programmes. Read his industry analysis, insight and best practice guides at sabguthrie.info

David Hall

David Hall

EU Head of Publisher Development
CJ Affiliate

David is a veteran of affiliate marketing with over 15 years invested in shaping and evolving the channel. As CJ Affiliate's publisher development director, David utilises his experience of affiliate networks and technology service providers to ensure advertiser-publisher partnerships make the most of each and every opportunity to engage consumers.

Having been at the centre of affiliate when the channel first began to professionalise and gain mass adoption, David co-founded a technology company prior to joining CJ. Providing advanced voucher code creation and validation services, it has since been adopted by retail, utility and travel companies all around the world.

Emma Harman

Emma Harman

Managing Director EMEA
Whalar

Emma has spent her career working in entertainment, music and the creative industries. At Universal Music Group, she launched the Commercial Partnership’s division enabling brands to collaborate with UMG’s roster of new and established musicians. At Talenthouse, she lead the Brand Partnership’s team in both London and Los Angeles, and was central to the growth of the platform and artistic community. Emma is currently Managing Director EMEA for Whalar. She is passionate and knowledgeable about the new generation of global creative influencers who provide brands access to imaginative and culturally relevant creativity at scale.

Andy Haskins

Andy Haskins

Co-Founder
Landing Page Guys

Andy is an affiliate marketer with over 10 years experience in the industry. He’s a lead generation expert who’s spent his recent years building up his design and development agency, Landing Page Guys. He’s now solely focused on helping everyone from affiliates through to multi-national corporations improve their page conversion rates.

Mike Hondorp

Mike Hondorp

Chief Growth Officer
Whalar

Mike serves as Whalar’s Chief Growth Officer. In his new role, Mike is responsible for expanding and growing Whalar’s business across categories, particularly in the US market. With over 15 years of experience, he’ll use his extensive knowledge to focus on the overall strategic marketing and growth of the company, including business development and targeting additional revenue streams.

An industry veteran, Mike has managed brand strategy, business development, and multi-channel marketing for global brands including Instagram, Bonobos, and Ralph Lauren. Prior to joining Whalar, he spent seven years at Facebook, Inc. There, Mike was a key member of the Instagram brand development team, which launched Instagram's business solutions globally. At Instagram, he also led the CPG and retail category strategy, and provided platform guidance and insights to CPG and retail marketers. He most recently worked in product marketing where he specialized in Facebook marketing solutions and platform integrations across all consumer touch points.

He is a proud University of Michigan alum, and calls Austin, TX home

Ky Ismet

Ky Ismet

Director of Client Services
Yieldify

Ky leads Yieldify's Client Services and Customer Success teams across EMEA, helping brands such as Virgin Trains and Ovo Energy deliver customer journeys that convert. With over 8 years' experience in digital, he joined Yieldify in 2015 from a background in affiliate and influencer marketing. In addition to his role at Yieldify, Ky is Co-Founder of home fragrance and accessories brand AHLT - A House Like This, a pure-play online destination for guilt-free luxury and interiors inspiration.

Alex Jay

Alex Jay

Data Analyst
Optimise Media Ltd

Alex joined Optimise in 2017 with an extensive background in business intelligence to develop & grow the groups data & analytics strategy.

To date he has assisted companies such as Shell, Expedia and the Daily Mail Group by turning data into reliable intelligence and actionable insight.

Utilising cutting edge technology and theory, he is committed to ensuring Optimise clients get the 'highest value customers for their ad spend'.

Rakhee Jogia

Rakhee Jogia

Strategic Partnerships & Supply
Rakuten Marketing

Rakhee has over 12 years’ experience in affiliate, display, and digital marketing. As VP, Strategic Partnerships & Supply at Rakuten Marketing, Rakhee is responsible for supporting audience supply and distribution across all channels with the objective to diversify, maximize and uncomplicate audience monetisation. Previous to this role, Rakhee was Regional Director of Rakuten Marketing Europe, Display and supported brands looking to build bespoke display strategies, tailored to their consumers’ browsing and purchasing behaviours. Prior to joining Rakuten Marketing, Rakhee worked for TradeDoubler as International Publisher Manager on an impressive portfolio of top 50 clients.

Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

Client Services Director
vouchercloud / Groupon

To follow.

Luke Judge

Luke Judge

CEO
NMPi

Luke Judge is the CEO of award-winning digital specialists, NMPi, and has led the company through ambitious expansion to increase their global footprint. Since taking up the mantle of CEO, Luke has expanded the brand to an additional 9 offices in 8 markets, introduced a new analytics proposition to the market, and acquire boutique social media specialists, Media Pact, and US Creative specialists, Joystick.

Luke has long been a member of the NMPi team, joining what was then called Net Media Planet in 2008 as International Business Development Manager. He quickly established himself as an integral part of the company’s early success. After 4 years of growth within the company, Luke took on the role of Sales and Marketing Director, where he proved pivotal in scaling and accelerating the business.

Oliver Kenyon

Oliver Kenyon

Co-Founder
Landing Page Guys

Oliver is a fully qualified chef turned online entrepreneur. He’s founded several companies in the affiliate space one of which was recently acquired by Neil Patel’s investment firm. He is currently co-founder of a landing page design agency Landing Page Guys, helping clients to skyrocket their conversion rates and increase sales.

Hollie Kozakiewicz

Hollie Kozakiewicz

Senior Brand Manager
IRN-BRU & Strathmore Water

With over eight year’s experience within FMCG marketing, Hollie has managed a variety of big name consumer brands. Having delivered double digit growth within declining markets as a result of strategically planned and executed campaigns Hollie has extensive experience across the full marketing mix. From grime music to athletics, dinosaurs to football Hollie has delivered award winningly effective campaigns and worked together with a multitude of national platforms and bodies.

Olivier Law-Tho

Olivier Law-Tho

Head of International Sales
video intelligence AG

Olivier Law-Tho has over ten year’s experience in digital video. His skills range from publisher sales to ad tech and content distribution, with an emphasis on expanding businesses internationally. Their ‘vi stories’ product is a leading contextual video player, offering monetization opportunities for publishers and content creators.

Robert Levenhagen

Robert Levenhagen

CEO and Co-Founder
InfluencerDB

Robert Levenhagen is CEO and co-founder of InfluencerDB. He has worked with companies globally to develop scalable and effective influencer marketing strategies. Robert has co-founded four companies that helped to make him one of Europe’s leading experts on influencer marketing, including InfluencerDB in 2016; My Style Hit/ Silk & Salt, a fashion blogging platform; and Skincerely Yours and Melou, influencer marketing driven e-commerce brands.

Robert has also led the development of InfluencerDB’s data science partnerships with several universities, as well as data partnerships with Statista and Germany’s top marketing publication, Horizont.

Danielle Lewis

Danielle Lewis

CEO and Co-Founder
Scrunch

Dani launched Scrunch, a data-driven influencer marketing platform, in 2014 and since then has raised over $3 million in capital to launch the SaaS platform. The Scrunch platform enables brands and agencies to discover the right Influencers for their campaigns through proprietary influencer audience insights and makes running campaigns quick and easy. Danielle and her team have proven to be game-changers in the Influencer Marketing world, taking on massive advertising campaigns, collaborating with the likes of NewsCorp, Publicis Mojo, Under Armour, Swarovski, Youfoodz and more.

Vix Leyton

Vix Leyton

PR Manager
Decision Tech

Vix has been leading comms in the performance space for 9 years, from her current role at Decision Tech, one of the UK's biggest comparison tech providers, to Quidco, the international cashback portal. She's an expert on consumer trends, new comms channels and influencer marketing, and a specialist in strategies for retaining consumers who have never had more choice.

Dmitry Liapin

Dmitry Liapin

Chief Business Development Officer
Zorka.Mobi

Dmitry has been in digital marketing for 13 years, 8 of them — in mobile. He knows advertising industry on the startup side, as well as internal processes of large corporations and networks. Dmitry handled digital marketing strategies and developed products and services for local (Russia, CIS) and global markets for companies like Nokia and Ogilvy & Mather. He enjoys finding creative and efficient ways to reach the most challenging goals.

James Little

James Little

Group Commercial Director
TopCashback

James has been at TopCashback for 7 years and has seen the UK cashback site grow from 750k UK members to over 10m global members to make it the largest publisher in the UK and one of the largest in the world. He has spoke and moderated at events all over the world and is excited to be involved yet again in PI Live.

Chikay Lo

Chikay Lo

Senior Affiliate Marketing Manager
Cult Beauty

Chikay is the Senior Affiliate Marketing Manager at Cult Beauty – Britain’s fastest-growing beauty business. Their aim to create a global beauty ‘Hall of Fame’ sees them cherry-picking the BEST of the world’s beauty buys and shipping them to beauty enthusiasts across the globe. Previous to joining Cult Beauty, Chikay worked in online marketing for etailers NET-A-PORTER and 31DOVER.

Dale Lovell

Dale Lovell

Co-Founder
ADYOULIKE

Dale Lovell is Co-Founder at ADYOULIKE, a worldwide leader in native advertising.

Dale Lovell’s 17-year career at the forefront of digital media and advertising spans journalism, publishing, marketing and advertising technology. His career started working for and launching successful digital publishing start-ups, before joining The National Geographic Channel as a digital consultant.

Prior to ADYOULIKE, Dale was co-founder of Content Amp, working closely with leading brands and agencies on content strategy and content distribution.

Dale is also the author of Native Advertising: The Essential Guide, published by Kogan Page.

Jules Lund

Jules Lund

Founder
TRIBE

After 15 years hosting some of the biggest TV and radio shows in Australia, Jules Lund swapped celebrity life for Silicon Valley, successfully founding one of the world’s fastest-growing influencer marketplaces. A captivating and charismatic media personality and speaker, Jules Lund is now leading the conversation around Influencer Marketing on a global scale. Launching TRIBE in Australia in September 2015, Jules’ vision was to create a self-serve platform that connected everyday content creators with the world’s biggest brands. After raising AUD $5.35M in Series A Round funding in its first year, TRIBE has already connected tens of thousands of micro-influencers with over 5000 brand campaigns.

Defined as having between 3,000 and 100,000 followers on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, micro-influencers are taking over the marketing industry, typically generating greater engagement with their audience. Innovators of the influencer marketing industry, TRIBE have tapped into the power of word-of-mouth marketing by providing brands with premium user-generated content, authentic engagement and unprecedented reach.

The company’s phenomenal growth soon facilitated the international expansion of the platform, with TRIBE launching in UK in March 2017 with renowned brands such as Unilever, Amazon, Coca Cola, Topshop, Selfridges & Mars.

Stacey MacNaught

Stacey MacNaught

Content Marketing Consultant
Stacey MacNaught Ltd

Stacey MacNaught is a Freelance SEO Consultant. After starting a career as a copywriter, Stacey went on to join a Manchester SEO agency in a trainee role. 9 years and 4 promotions later, Stacey left her Director's role at that agency to launch a freelance career. She has also spoken at conferences around the world including Mozcon, SearchLove, BrightonSEO, Friends of Search and Learn Inbound, as well as writing for inc.com on marketing.

Fred Maude

Fred Maude

Performance Manager
NMPi

Fred Maude is an experienced data scientist, beginning his career in the world of Environmental Science before making the leap to Digital Marketing. Over the last two years, he has been working as part of the Performance Team at NMPi.

Since making the move into the digital world, Fred has helped NMPi grow. Making the most of his background in data science, Fred routinely develops bespoke tools for real-time account management. These tools have allowed NMPi to develop its’ Google Shopping proposition, allowed clients without a product feed to run Shopping activity, and supported other teams within the business.

Richard May

Richard May

RVP Sales
Marin Software

For more than 15 years, Richard has been responsible for business development in the UK and USA. He is a highly experienced enterprise sales professional and public speaker, with in-depth product and industry knowledge, along with a direct and honest approach. Currently Richard is the RVP Sales at Marin Software, the premier search, social and display management platform that provides marketers with the tools and workflow to generate efficiencies in both time management and financial results. Working with senior marketers, he assists companies to scale paid digital channels with the aim to improve return on ad spend. In an increasingly complex data driven space, he aims to identify key challenges and discuss market leading strategies to help brands keep ahead of the competition. In recent times Richard has had the pleasure of assisting some great brands such as Ryanair, The Economist and Money Supermarket as well as many others.

Abi Morrish

Abi Morrish

Chief Partnerships Officer
indaHash

Abi started working in media 10 years ago, working for two independent agencies - the7stars and Blue449 and two major networks - Omnicom and WPP. Whilst living and working in New Zealand for OMD, she was awarded a silver medalist for 'Young Spikes' at the Spikes Asia Festival and her work for Fonterra also won 'Best Product Launch' at the Caanz awards. In 2016 whilst at MEC/Wavemaker, Abi won Rising Star at the annual Media Week Awards, was placed in Media Week's 30 under 30 and WPP's own High Potential Group. In 2018 she was a finalist in the IPA Women of Tomorrow Awards. At Wavemaker, Abi was responsible for all Digital Engagement and Influencer Marketing services for the agency; running a team of 15 people. She is also a member of the IAB Native Content Council

Onyi Moss

Onyi Moss

Writer
mossonyi.com

Onyi Moss, who was recently featured as an Instagram Style Star in the Telegraph is a self taught fashion photographer based in Manchester. Onyi runs her popular blog mossonyi.com with her husband Craig. Together they create inspiring fashion, lifestyle and travel content.

Richard Murray

Richard Murray

Senior Accounts Manager
Pulsar Platform

Richard comes from 5 years experience in the creative and Ad industry. He is now at Pulsar, assisting global creative agencies such as Ogilvy, BBDO and GroupM to understand audience segments better than before, in order to produce world-class creatives.

Dudley Nevill-Spencer

Dudley Nevill-Spencer

Brand Strategy and Influencer Marketing Consultant
The Influence Strategist

Dudley develops brand strategy, delivers keynote presentations and provides expert advice on how to seamlessly integrate Influencer, social, data and culture into coherent communications, experiential and innovation campaigns.

He has helped many of the world’s leading companies answer their most critical brand strategy questions by utilising the latest data driven insights and MarTech to create campaigns that keep them ahead of the curve and their competitors.

Dudley consults for global advertising and marketing agencies and began specialising in social and Influencer strategy back in in 2007. In 2010, as part of an integrated brand strategy, he carried out Diageo Reserve’s first influencer campaigns across their entire portfolio, and has continued to deliver brand strategy for high-profile clients such as Grey Goose, Estee Lauder, Nike, SWATCH and Paramount. He recently created Amazon Alexas’ first Influencer campaign in Australia and developed the integrated strategy for clients such as tech start-up One Dome, advised the European Union and created British Gas owned brand Hives’ first Influencer campaign.

IN 2014 he built “The Influencer Match Tool™” and is currently working on a “Virtual Influencer” projects, creating CGI Influencers, built to brand specifications.

David Norris

David Norris

Creative Strategy, UK Lead
Snapchat

David Norris is UK Creative Strategy Lead for Snap Inc., working in partnership with Creative Agencies, Media Agencies and Clients to deliver innovative and integrated mobile campaigns on Snapchat.

Prior to this, David led European Planning for Apple’s Creative Agency TBWA/Media Arts Lab; Strategy Lead at ZenithOptimedia UK; David ran the Nike account across Europe at Mindshare WW after a variety of creative, strategic and content roles within Mindshare UK.

Bernardo Nunes

Bernardo Nunes

Chief Data Scientist
Growth Tribe

Bernardo is an enthusiast of the combination of behavioural science, data analytics, and digital channels to predict consumer behaviour. He is ranked as one of the top 40 influential behavioural explorers in Europe. With more than 10 years of experience, he has been helping companies and regulatory bodies get insights from their data and transform ideas into empirically-informed decisions.

Kelly O’Flaherty

Kelly O’Flaherty

Digital Partnerships Manager
Newmarket Holidays

Bio coming soon.

Alice Pavin

Alice Pavin

Influencer Community Manager
Tailify

Alice is the Influencer Community Manager for 10,000 of the world’s most powerful influencers. Her objective is to educate brands about how these influencer work and think, so that their partnership can run smoother, and the campaigns can continuously evolve and reach their full potential.

Keith Posehn

Keith Posehn

Head of Performance Partnerships
Uber

Keith Posehn is responsible for managing strategic growth at Uber. He is an experienced online marketing professional and problem-solver that has run branding and performance marketing campaigns for Fortune 1000 companies. Previously, Keith was head of paid marketing at Square where he was responsible for developing innovative customer acquisition strategies for Caviar.

Keith has the ability to operate on both a strategic and tactical level, managing all aspects of the customer acquisition roadmap.

Chris Russell-Smith

Chris Russell-Smith

Country Manager UK
Tradedoubler

Chris Russell-Smith is the Country Manager UK & IE at Tradedoubler, where he has worked for 6 years mostly in business development roles. Before taking over the UK business in April 2018, Chris held the position of Group Director, International Business Development looking after international new and existing business across the Tradedoubler Group. Prior to joining Tradedoubler, Chris held roles as UK Country Manager at nonstopConsulting, now UDG which he launched into the UK in 2010, and dgm, where he was Sales & Marketing Director. Before moving into online, Chris worked offline for 10 years, starting his career at Carat working in regional press, radio and Out of Home, and then moving publisher side to Newsquest Media Group, starting in Business Development and then moving into Marketing. He is married with 2 children.

Clodagh Ryan

Clodagh Ryan

Strategic Account Manager
Rakuten Marketing

As a Strategic Account Manager at Rakuten Marketing, Clodagh manages a vast client portfolio across a range of verticals to drive a thorough, profitable and efficient affiliate marketing strategy. Clodagh initially joined the Rakuten Marketing Asia-Pacific team in Sydney where she held a variety of roles in client services. In 2018, she brought her extensive knowledge of the global affiliate marketing landscape to the Rakuten Marketing EU team where she helps clients expand across borders. She’s passionate about client success and was previously shortlisted for Customer Delighter in Rakuten Marketing’s Global Awards.

Tijs van  Santen

Tijs van Santen

Chief Revenue Officer
Button

Tijs van Santen is the Chief Revenue Officer of Button, the world’s leading mobile partnerships platform. In his role at Button, Tijs oversees Marketing, Sales, and Partner Success. With more than a decade of international business leadership experience, Tijs joined Button from marketing technology platform Impact, where he served as CRO. While there, he successfully designed, built, and led teams across the US, Europe and Asia, and helped deliver over 1000% revenue growth, strengthening Impact as the platform of choice. Prior to his tenure at Impact, Tijs served as the VP of Global Sales at Forrester Research, and held a variety of positions at one of the world’s most influential research and advisory firms beforehand. Over the course of more than nine years, he grew and managed teams worldwide, successfully designing and building a new global sales and account management organization that was responsible for the company’s largest and most strategic enterprise accounts.

Wura Sanusi

Wura Sanusi

Investigations Executive
Advertising Standards Authority

Wura works at the Advertising Standards Authority as an Investigations Executive specialising in motoring and social media advertising and has dealt with a number of detailed investigations looking at social media advertising. The Investigations team are responsible for conducting investigations and drafting provisional decisions for submission to the ASA Council. Her role involves liaising with advertisers to resolve complaints informally as well as assessing evidence during formal investigations to determine whether there has been a breach of the Advertising codes. She studied Politics and Law at university and worked as a Paralegal prior to joining the ASA.

Sean Sewell

Sean Sewell

Co-founder, VP Revenue EMEA
PARTNERIZE

To follow.

Sri Sharma

Sri Sharma

CEO and Co-founder
Increasingly

Sri is CEO and Cofounder of Increasingly, the AI cross selling technology company.

Previously, Sri founded and sold two digital marketing technology businesses. He has won National Business Awards’ highly commended Entrepreneur of the Year, Sunday Times Tech Track 100 and Deloitte Tech Fast 50. Most recently, he won a Google awarded scholarship to study AI and futuristic technology at NASA.

Jake Sheaf

Jake Sheaf

Managing Director
Deep Dish Beach Volleyball

Team England beach volleyball player from Sidcup. Jake made his Team England debut on the Gold Coast where the sport of beach volleyball was included in the Commonwealth Games for the first time. Jake also runs his own company Deep Dish Beach Volleyball.

Hendrik Siemes

Hendrik Siemes

Senior Account Executive
InfluencerDB

As Director Sales EMEA for influencer marketing SaaS company InfluencerDB, Hendrik has established trustful and long-lasting partnerships with DAX 30 and Fortune 500 companies. With InfluencerDB, he enabled campaigns for companies such as Deutsche Lufthansa, promoting their first flight to Panama City, and Huawei, establishing them as a real alternative to brands such as Apple and Samsung.

Hendrik has been at the forefront of watching the changing nature of marketing through his work with such brands as Zalando and Peek&Cloppenburg. After completing university, Hendrik saw early on that influencer marketing was going to become the new standard engaging with generation X, Y & Z. Hendrik enjoys networking, sharing knowledge on stage, and is driven to help simplify and scale his partners' influencer marketing efforts.

Shed Simove

Shed Simove

Entrepreneur & Author
Shed Simove: Ideas Man

Shed Simove is an entrepreneur, author and corporate speaker. His core areas of expertise are creativity, innovation, guerilla marketing and generating ideas which lead to increased sales and opportunities. Following a degree in Experimental Psychology at Balliol College, Oxford, and two years working in Disney World, Shed worked in TV Production, heading up programmes including ‘The Big Breakfast’ and ‘Big Brother’. He then went on to forge a highly innovative merchandising empire – creating conceptual gifts, executive toys, best-selling adult sweets, books, greetings cards, and even his own currency. To date, Shed has sold over 1.5 million novelty gifts worldwide and has won ‘Gift Of The Year’ twice.

Shed performs highly memorable, entertaining, instructive and inspiring talks that showcase his business insights, methods for sales growth, tips for creative thinking and his amazing adventures. He uses his own entrepreneurial journeys to deliver concrete techniques that give any company, organisation or audience practical methods for creative thinking and ways to come up with new ideas, and his talks help people to think differently in order to obtain huge success.

Sonoo Singh

Sonoo Singh

Associate Editor
The Drum

A business journalist and editor with almost two decades of experience reporting on media and marketing, Sonoo is known for her agenda-setting exclusives and high profile interviews with industry figures from across the world - for print, online and on video.

Julia Smith

Julia Smith

Director of Communications EMEA
Impact

Julia Smith is an Independent Digital Consultant specialising in brand safety, fraud prevention, ethicial trading, piracy, programmatic trading, ad operations, PR, sales training, motivational speaking, ad trading and digital strategy. Her long term clients include Impact, Tug, Improve Digital & The 614 Group. Julia is also Board Advisor to Intrinsic Europe which manages The Alliance ( Symmachia AOP Alliance). Her other clients have included whiteBULLET, Philip Lee Lawyers, Grapeshot, Lexteq, Inskin Media, Admonsters and IFPI. Julia is also a Partner in global consultancy, The 614 Group.

She started her career in digital advertising at Dennis Publishing 23 years ago and has been at the heart of the changing digital media landscape ever since. Julia has held major commercial roles both agency and media side including Associated Newspapers, The Mirror Group Newspapers, Dennis Publishing, Harvest Digital, IAB, Nexus Business Media and UPC Media.

Julia was Head of IASH, the largest council within the IAB representing digital networks and sales houses. It was in this role that Julia was nominated for the Greatest Individual Contribution Award at the New Media Age Awards 2010. In 2016, Julia was voted by the industry as being in the top 5 Digital Trading Leaders 2016 at The Drum Digital Trading Awards.

Her extensive market insight and understanding of the digital advertising value chain makes her an empathetic advisor across the board.

Known as 'The Voice' Julia is a regular media commentator and often invited to speak at major conferences on issues surrounding brand safety and ad trading.

Julia also works with The 614 Group team on the Brand Safety Summit Series in London and New York. The 614 Group has become an authoritative source within the digital community around issues of brand safety, fraud, viewability, ad operations, and yield management. Their team of industry leaders tackle important issues head-on in the fight to better our industry.

Helen Southgate

Helen Southgate

Managing Director EMEA
Acceleration Partners

Helen is the Managing Director of Acceleration Partners EMEA. She has over 15 years of experience in the digital marketing sector working for high-growth companies. Helen previously served as Managing Director at affilinet, one of the largest European affiliate marketing networks and on the digital marketing team at Sky PLC.

Alex Steer

Alex Steer

Chief Product Officer
Wavemaker

As Chief Product Officer at Wavemaker – the new media, content and technology agency formed by the merger of MEC and Maxus - Alex is responsible for future-proofing Wavemaker's capabilities for the benefit of its clients; he places a focus on the application of data and technology to improve marketing effectiveness. He has worked in strategy, analytics, digital transformation and consulting roles on three continents, starting as a planner at Ogilvy and Mather, then working in Kantar's consulting division, and as strategy director then head of product and analytics at WPP Digital's data- driven marketing start-up, Fabric.

He joined Maxus as Head of Technology, Effectiveness and Data in 2015, growing the practice from five people to 25 in two years and was subsequently promoted to Chief Strategy Officer in 2017.

Alex also holds eight awards for marketing excellence including a prestigious IPA Effectiveness Award and is on the IPA judging panel.

Paul Stewart

Paul Stewart

Head of Publisher Management and Compliance
Awin

As Head of Publishers for Awin UK, Paul is responsible for championing publisher interests, managing the largest publisher focused department in the country and overseeing their award winning account management and consultancy offerings that are helping to bring media sites, influencers and new ecommerce technologies in to the channel.

Hannah Stewart

Hannah Stewart

VP Global Marketing
Yieldify

Hannah leads Yieldify's marketing programmes worldwide, having joined the company in 2015. Previously a Product Marketer at global fintech business Monitise, she has also led global communications projects for brands including Samsung, HTC and Canon whilst at leading agencies Weber Shandwick and Nelson Bostock.

Didrik Svendsen

Didrik Svendsen

Chief of Data
Tailify

As the Chief of Data at Tailify - Didrik’s goal is to understand who’s influential within the different industries, at any point in time. Didrik has analyzed more than 40 million influencer accounts, 2500 campaigns and 32000 brand accounts. His findings untangle the complex nature of influencer marketing.

James Tawton

James Tawton

Senior Product Owner
Webgains

With wealth of experience in strategic digital management, James is currently the Senior Product Owner at Webgains. Having worked with companies including BBC Worldwide, Future and Unite Students he is an expert in finding solutions optimised for the best user experience.

Matt Thorne

Matt Thorne

Founder, Chief Creative Officer
Disrupt Marketing

As a disruptive, pioneering young creative director and marketeer, Matt has been on a mission to deliver his vision of bringing youth culture to the mainstream.

Following years of experience in developing top brand strategies with some of London’s elite digital creative agencies, Sketchy (as he’s known in the industry) acted on his gut instinct to co-found a portfolio of creative media companies starting with the UK’s leading urban culture platform GRM Daily (www.grmdaily.com) which has generated over 100+ million engagements across its platform and content.

Building on this cultural niche, Matt then set up youth communications agency BiG! which took his vision a stage further and was responsible for delivering hundreds of thousands of pounds in increased revenue for an impressive client list including Currys, Red Bull and Puma, as well as brokering music brand endorsement deals for global drinks brands such as AG Barr.

In 2014, Matt alongside his business partner Phil Kemish, set up Disrupt, an innovative ownership-focussed youth media company which concentrates on ownership of content and products, without restriction. Clients include House of Marley, AG Barr and Thomas Cook. In 2017, Disrupt became part of Found Group cleverly mashing together the two multi award-winning agencies’ proven expertise in data analytics, social content and performance marketing for the first time to bring a distinctive new approach to the digital marketing arena.

Ana Thorsdottir

Ana Thorsdottir

Head of Influencer Marketing Strategy
MediaCom

Ana heads up the Influencer Marketing team at MediaCom, and is responsible for strategic activation of influencers across all planning, new business pitching and content briefs. Her role includes working with the agency’s Business Science and Econometrics teams to determine the best way of measuring ROI for clients, often with bespoke solutions. Ana is an Associate Director with over 10 years PR and Advertising experience, and continues to work with some of the world's most recognised brands including Sky, Mars, The Coca Cola Company, Shell and Bayer.

Daisy-Blue Tinne

Daisy-Blue Tinne

Account Director
Webgains

Daisy-Blue is an Account Director at Webgains, the hi-performance affiliate marketing network, overseeing strategy for Travel and Lifestyle brands on a pure performance model. Prior to this, Daisy-Blue has worked both agency and publisher side, in Bristol, Bath, Paris and London, spanning 7 years in the Digital Marketing industry.

Deepti Vala

Deepti Vala

Senior Account Manager
Rakuten Marketing

Deepti Vala is an experienced Senior Account Manager with over six years’ experience in the online marketing industry. In her role at Rakuten Marketing, she oversees a vast portfolio of global and established brands to ensure they grow business revenue through the affiliate marketing channel. She works tirelessly to understand client needs and requirements to ensure her team support their goals by implementing a thorough, profitable and efficient affiliate marketing strategy.

Marc Vallverdú

Marc Vallverdú

Managing Director UK
Global Savings Group

Marc joined Global Savings Group 4 years ago, where he has held multiple roles working across global accounts and then as interim MD of the Brazil operation. 2 years ago, he launched the UK business in London, growing the team from 3 to 30 people. The UK has contributed towards being recognised in the FT as one of the Top 10 fastest growing companies in Europe!

Pieter Verstuyf

Pieter Verstuyf

Head of Paid Social & Emerging Paid Media
MVF

Pieter Verstuyf is the Head of Paid Social & Emerging Paid Media at MVF, one of the UK’s fastest growing tech companies and a leader in customer generation.

In his current role, he carries end responsibility for management, recruitment and delivery of a large team twenty running hundreds of direct response campaigns on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Snapchat. Campaigns drive leads in B2B, B2C or market research recruitment sector.

Kim Westwood

Kim Westwood

Founder and Managing Director
Shopping Links

Kim Westwood is the Founder and Managing Director of Shopping Links, an influencer and content marketplace that makes it easy for fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands to reach new audiences, track conversion, and increase revenues through blogger relationships. With a laser focus on aligning a brand’s target audience to an influencer’s followers, Shopping Links optimises influencer activity based on insights, quality content and performance. Drawing on her years of experience working with influencers, Kim regularly writes and presents on the topic of Influencer ROI, measurement and conversion.

Alistair Wheate

Alistair Wheate

Head of Product
Onalytica

With over 10 years’ experience in online media analysis Alistair leads the Product Strategy at Onalytica and works with a variety of brands and agencies to advise on influencer marketing best practices. Prior to joining Onalytica Alistair was Head of Digital at Gorkana (now part of Cision).

Jessica Womersley

Jessica Womersley

Associate Director
Whalar

Jessica is the commercial lead on the CPG vertical at Whalar. Jessica joined Whalar in January 2018 after 5 years leading commercial teams at the charity sector, most recently at the NSPCC, one of the nations largest charities. Prior to that, after a short stint as a TV presenter, Jessica worked in digital sales for several businesses including Groupon, at the time names the fastest growing company in the world by Forbes magazine. In her time at Whalar, Jessica has worked on over 20 campaigns across her verticals including Love Beauty Planet, White Now, Dyson and Beko.

Karl Wood

Karl Wood

UK Head of Publishers
Webgains

Karl Wood is Publisher Director for Webgains’ UK, the hi-performance affiliate network. Responsible for the growth of existing publishers, recruiting new streams of revenue for the network as well as helping clients design, execute and achieve within the channel.

Prior to Webgains’, Karl has worked in the affiliate channel for 8 years and has always had experience from a network and agency perspective.

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