Speakers

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Warren Knight
Warren Knight
Influencer

Warren Knight

Influencer

Top 100 Global Influencer in 2017, and award winning blogger, author and digital entrepreneur with 9 years’ online experience. Warren started his career as a professional hip-hop dancer, and is now an international keynote speaker, author and coach who built a £1m technology company in less than 2 years.

Warren’s vision is to help 100,000 entrepreneurs and business owners successfully sell more products and services online through the strategic use of social media, digital marketing and ecommerce by 2019. Founded in 2015 by Warren, Think Digital First is an online education company offering video courses in social media, digital marketing and business skills.

Antonio Casals Mimbrero
Antonio Casals Mimbrero
CEO of NeuroStrategy and partner of SalesBrain

Antonio Casals Mimbrero

CEO of NeuroStrategy and partner of SalesBrain

With over 30 years of global marketing, sales, and top management experience, Antonio’s passion is to understand and predict clients and consumer behavior as well as to develop people’s skills in neuroscience, neurostrategy and neuromarketing.
He has been managing and working in several researches and neurostrategy and neuromarketing projects around the world including Government and private sectors like Political campaigns and government assessment, automotive, Fragrances, IT, Pharma, healthcare, communication, PTT, Food, Packaging, Fish, Banking and insurance, Luxury, Paints and many other sectors.
Antonio has held senior management positions in US publicly traded companies like General Motors, Electronic Data Systems, Systems Software Associates and Siebel Systems.
He is born in Barcelona (Spain). He is fluent in five languages.

Antonio is a visionary who can motivate a team to understand and accept the change while managing complex projects and earning the confidence of all his customers. Leadership is one of his strongest qualities. He was awarded with the “International Salesman of the year for Outstanding Sales Performance” EDS Award for a strategic and multimillion $ deal for Barcelona 92 Olympics. 10 years on the President’s Club in EDS, SSA and Siebel Systems. He is also a successful entrepreneur with projects in 40 countries.

He is the CEO of NeuroStrategy and partner of SalesBrain. He is the science and academic director of a Postgrade program in Neuromarketing and Neurostrategy offered by 3 Business Schools / universities in Germany, Portugal and Spain. Since 2010 until 2015 he was also Professor in a Master of Science offered by the Barcelona School of Management (UPF University- Barcelona- Spain). He delivered Master Classes in 50 Universities of 16 countries. He delivered over 500 conferences in 20 countries. He holds a PhD in Germanic philology (Language and Brain). Since February 2014 until January 2017 he was the Chairman for Spain of the Neuromarketing Science and Business Association. For a consultation on NeuroStrategy, Antonio can be reached at antonio@salesbrain.com and antonio@neurostrategy.net.

Diana Derval
Prof. Diana Derval
Chair and Research Director

Prof. Diana Derval

Chair and Research Director

Diana Derval is Chair and Research Director of DervalResearch, global market research firm specializing in shopping behavior, and Chair of DervalBiotech and the Better Immune System Foundation. Inventor of the Hormonal Quotient® (HQ), and of the Derval Color Test™ taken by over 9 million people , nominated for the 2013 Edison Awards, member of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, and author of the books “Wait Marketing”, "Hormones, Talent, and Career", and “The Right Sensory Mix”-finalist of the Berry-AMA Award for best m arketing book 2011- Diana turns fascinating neuroscientific breakthroughs into powerful business frameworks to identify, understand, and predict human traits, motivations, and behavior. She has accelerated the development of Fortune 500 firms including BMW, Sephora, Michelin, Sofitel, Carrefour, and Louis Vuitton. Regularly featured in the media (Fujian TV, Guangxi TV, France Infos, Marketing Management, Sidney Herald Tribune, Fashionista), Diana Derval is adjunct professor at Donghua University in Shanghai and teaches Innovation, Luxury, and Neuromarketing at ESSEC Paris-Singapore, IAE-Sorbonne, and Fudan/MIT MBA. Over 22,000 professionals enjoyed her inspirational lectures and workshops from Paris to Shanghai.

Scott Neuman
Scott Neuman
Director of Marketing, Watson Internet of Things

Scott Neuman

Director of Marketing, Watson Internet of Things

Scott Neuman currently the Global Director of Marketing for IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT). IoT is radically changing the way businesses operate and people interact with the physical world. With this comes an enormous surge of data — yet nearly 90 percent of it is never acted upon. Traditional programmable computing systems are not designed to handle images, video, sound and machine data combined with social media, weather and enterprise data, to generate new insights. However, Watson IoT is a set of capabilities that learn from, and infuse intelligence into, the physical world. Previously he was the Chief Marketing Officer for IBM's Central & Eastern European region. This region covered 29 counties ranging from Russia to Poland to Czech Republic and Hungary. His responsibility included all levels of marketing and communications spanning all of IBM's business units. His expertise lies in how emerging technologies (Cognitive Computing, Cloud, Mobile and Social) and traditional marketing goals intersect (discover, learn, try, buy, adopt and advocate). Over the past 17 years at IBM, he has developed global and country-based marketing strategies working with the leaders of many of IBM’s business units including Software and Consulting Business Services.

Ayesha Khanna
Ayesha Khanna
Global Expert in AI and Digital Marketing

Ayesha Khanna

Global Expert in AI and Digital Marketing

Ayesha previously co-founded the Hybrid Reality Institute, a research and advisory group established to analyze emerging technologies and their social, economic and political implications. She directed the Future Cities Group at the London School of Economics and has been a Faculty Advisor at Singularity University. She has been published and quoted on technology, innovation and smart cities in The New York Times, BusinessWeek, TIME, Newsweek, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Strategy+Business, and Foreign Policy. She is author of Straight Through Processing (2008) and co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization (2012). Ayesha has a BA (honors) in Economics from Harvard University, an MS in Operations Research from Columbia University and is completing her PhD on urban information infrastructures at the London School of Economics.

Billy Draper
Billy Draper
Investor

Billy Draper

Investor

Billy Draper is an Investor at Draper Associates, an early-stage venture capital fund in Silicon Valley. Previously, he worked in Operations at Facebook and in Product Design at ApartmentList. He has driven early stage investments in companies such as Laurel & Wolf, Robinhood, and Tempo Automation. Billy was named to the 2016 Forbes '30 Under 30' list for Venture Capital.

Moran Cerf
Moran Cerf
Neuromarketing Expert

Moran Cerf

Neuromarketing Expert

Moran Cerf is a neuroscientist at the NYU department of Neurosurgery and Kellogg School of Business. His research uses methods from neuroscience to understand the underlying mechanisms of our psychology. In order to study the neural mechanisms of behavior, Dr. Cerf directly records the activity of individual nerve cells from the brains of patients undergoing neurosurgery, using electrodes implanted deep inside patients' brains. He holds multiple patents and his works have been published in wide-circulation journals such as Nature, Science, as well as Scientific American Mind and leading neuroscience journals. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Cerf spent nearly a decade in industry, holding managerial and development positions in computers security (hacker at Check Point and Imperva), pharmaceutical (CTO, Pharmaco-Kinesis), telecom (product architect, TTI Telecom), Fashion (architect, Vivvva), software development (programmer and team leader, Log-On Software), and innovations development (inventor, S.I.T). Dr. Cerf has a PhD in neuroscience from Caltech, a BSc in Physics and an MA in Philosophy from Tel-Aviv University.

Larry Kim
Larry Kim
Founder

Larry Kim

Founder

Larry Kim is the Founder of WordStream, Inc., the industry leading PPC management software company, employs over 200 people, managing a Billion dollars of ad spend for over ten thousand customers worldwide. Larry's blog and columns on marketing and entrepreneurship generate millions of views every month. In 2015, he won the top search marketer awards from PPC Hero, Search Engine Land and the US Search Awards.

Hedley Aylott
Hedley Aylott
CEO and Co-founder

Hedley Aylott

CEO and Co-founder

Hedley Aylott is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Summit, part of the award winning Summit group of companies established in 1995. Graduating in Engineering from Nottingham University, he trained as a professional composer in Manchester before releasing the first-ever record from a British prison in 1995. Hedley went on to establish Summit Arts, a charitable arts organisation specialising in music, drama, film and digital media that created two groundbreaking rock operas and won a BAFTA award. In 2000, Hedley was nominated for a Creative Briton award for his work in developing arts in prisons. In the same year, he co-founded Summit to better develop Summit’s creative ideas and strategy through the Internet, and to give retailers a competitive advantage online. Insider Media listed Hedley as one of Yorkshire’s top ‘Under 42’ young entrepreneurs – the ones to watch, in 2008. A keen polo player and founder of the White Rose Polo Club, Hedley is also a qualified pilot and water-ski instructor. He loves sailing and competes at Cowes Week and other sailing regattas.

Cathal Mellin
Cathal Mellin
Digital Media Manager

Cathal Mellin

Digital Media Manager

Cathal Melinn is a well-known senior digital marketer with over 12 years’ experience specialising in paid search (PPC), online display, video, digital strategy and analytics. He’s been working in search since 2005 when he joined Yahoo! during the best years of their performance, working as a Senior Search Strategist with large international clients in both Dublin & London. He spent a number of years working as Head of Search in various digital marketing agencies and now works as Digital Media Manager with responsibility for digital strategy, campaign optimisation and student acquisition at the Digital Marketing Institute. Cathal is an experienced course lecturer and subject matter expert for search and display at the Digital Marketing institute. He developed the 2017 search and display course syllabus, assessments and learning content for the Search Specialist Diplomas and Postgraduate Diplomas. He previously developed the Search, Display & Video content for the Digital Marketing Professional Diplomas and Digital Strategy and Planning Specialist Diplomas. He is a highly effective and experienced digital trainer with a proven track record in training professionals to meet the demands of the digital workplace.

Maryam Ramezani-Bartsh
Dr. Maryam Ramezani-Bartsch
Global Head of Consumer Insight

Dr. Maryam Ramezani-Bartsch

Global Head of Consumer Insight

Dr. Maryam Ramezani-Bartsch is Senior Director of consumer insights and data science at adidas group where she is responsible for consumer segmentation and data science to bring consumers to the heart of all adidas digital initiatives. Maryam has decade of experience in data mining and its applications in consumer profiling and data-driven marketing in leading organizations such as Xaxis, IBM, and SAP . She has a PhD in business information technology from Karlsruhe University, Germany.

Gary Milner
Gary Milner
Global Digital Marketing Head

Gary Milner

Global Digital Marketing Head

Currently driving digital marketing strategy at Lenovo with a key focus on optimizing and improving execution of digital media buying globally. Experienced all round digital executive, over 7 years experience including the set up of the e-commerce marketing capabilities and more recently digital brand marketing activites. Experience spans from branding to e-comm ; digital media buy platforms (RTB), SEO, SEM, Affiliate marketing, TV buying digitally (Google TV ads) , display advertising and measurement systems. Experienced conference speaker and panellist, spanning imedia, OMMA, CMO. Most recent assignment was at LA RTB conference in July as Keynote Speaker. Longer term experience ranges from corporate business intelligence, dealer management, UK direct marketing manager, international product concept feasibiliiy study for UK Country manager, Brand Management for ThinkPad in Paris for Europe, Global Launch Marketing for ThinkPad, and Global Interactive Marketing for Lenovo (e-comm marketing).

Kieran Flanagan
Kieran Flanagan
VP of Marketing

Kieran Flanagan

VP of Marketing

Kieran Flanagan currently a VP of Marketing at HubSpot. He responsible for leading the marketing efforts for our sales products, free tools and growth team. Before working in HubSpot, Kieran was at Marketo working on their marketing in EMEA and prior to that he worked in Salesforce.com as their Inbound marketing manager for EMEA. In that role he launched the #SocialSuccess site in the UK, which reached its annual traffic target in 6 weeks. The site has since been launched in Germany, France and Japan. He also worked as a Head of Search for a leading Irish digital agency where a campaign Kieran lead won Gold in the UK DMA's for best search marketing campaign.

Marcus Tober
Marcus Tober
CTO and Founder

Marcus Tober

CTO and Founder

Marcus Tober studied computer science in Berlin. During his study he developed the well-known SEO platform linkvendor.com in early 2005. At the same time he built the largest online greeting cards platform in Germany with millions of visitors every month. Because of his passion to SEO he decided to focus on Searchmetrics and its Enterprise SEO platform and sold the Ecards and more GmbH in 2008 to the largest European company builder Rocket Internet. Today Searchmetrics is a leader in Enterprise Search Analytics solutions with more than 140 employees and offices in Berlin, San Mateo, London and Paris. Searchmetrics mission is to deliver the knowledge and the platform to successfully increase companies organic and social search traffic. Companies like Siemens, eBay, Verizon, Airbnb, Tripadvisor, T-Mobile, Symantec and Lufthansa trust Searchmetrics.

Marie Langhout-Franklin
Marie Langhout-Franklin
Global Marketing Head

Marie Langhout-Franklin

Global Marketing Head

Marie is an experienced Marketing leader with over 15 years managing brand and digital programs for global businesses in B2B and B2C. She is a keynote speaker, writer and panelist with extensive knowledge of CX, brand-building, ecommerce, mobile, search and social. She is driven by an interest in experiential marketing and the relationship between humans and technology.

Mike Germano
Mike Germano
CDO

Mike Germano

CDO

Mike Germano is the Chief Digital Officer of VICE Media and has been challenging the conventions of traditional advertising for more than a decade. It all began when he utilized a guerrilla social media campaign to become one of the youngest elected officials in the country. Not long after, he co-founded Carrot Creative, an award winning digital agency that boasts an impressive lineup of clients that includes Rolex, Unilever, Ferrari, Disney, & Budweiser. Since VICE’s acquisition of Carrot in 2013, Mike has been leading the commercialization of all VICE digital properties as Chief Digital Officer, as well as continuing to serve as Carrot’s CEO. His industrial expertise and electric presentation style have made him a globally sought-after speaker on a range of topics: he has given keynotes around the world from CES to the NFL. Additionally, Mike is an angel investor in several successful ventures and because he loves eating and wanted a place for employees to drink, he co-owns Brooklyn’s premier rooftop bar and pizza restaurant, Fornino. He currently resides in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.

Stanislas Magniant
Stanislas Magniant
Head of Online Marketing

Stanislas Magniant

Head of Online Marketing

In his role as Online Media Communications Director, Stanislas oversees digital corporate communications for the Coca-Cola Company in Western Europe. Stanislas notably oversees the Coca-Cola Journey program in Western Europe, a pioneering brand content program running in 20+ countries around the world, as well as social media listening and community management operations. Prior to joining Coca-Cola in 2013, Stanislas was head of Social&Digital - EMEA at MSLGroup, part of the Publicis Group. While at Publicis (2002-2013) in France, Stanislas managed a large team of digital specialists, advising blue chip clients and institutions on digital influence and social media strategies. Stanislas started his career in Washington D.C. in 2000, in the then-nascent field online issues management, honing his skills and passion for all things digital, even after the .com "revo-plosion". A long decade of frenetic blogging ensued… Stanislas currently lives in London, and is a graduate of the Sorbonne in Paris and the George Washington University in Washington D.C. His favourite non-alcoholic drink is a Coke Zero Lemon mixed with Sprite peach

Nibras Kardaman
Nibras Kardaman
Head of Marketing

Nibras Kardaman

Head of Marketing

Senior marketing professional with a proven history in marketing, branding, strategy and advertising across international markets, working for respected organisations including Al Jazeera Media Network and previously Qatar Museums. Innovative, results-driven and highly creative with key successes including multiple international awards, measurable results and industry recognition for the Al Jazeera English branding campaign ‘Hear the Human Story’ which was launched across 12 markets globally – awards include: Red Dot Berlin Best of the Best; Silver and 2 Bronze at Dubai Lynx; Bronze Pencil at One Show New York 2015; a gold and a silver at PromaxBDA Europe 2016 in Barcelona.

Suzanne Flinkenflogel
Suzanne Flinkenflogel
Director of Communications

Suzanne Flinkenflogel

Director of Communications

Suzanne Flinkenflögel received her Master of Arts in Communications & Information Sciences from the Radboud University of Nijmegen (the Netherlands) in 2005. After gaining international experience in Málaga (Spain) and México D.F. (Mexico) she took up new challenges back in her country of birth, The Netherlands. Moving up from Services Team Manager at an online marketing company she started working as Head of Marketing & Communications for a Dutch based hosting company. Early 2012, before the public launch of the Mars One project, she started helping Mars One voluntarily, followed by an invitation to be part of the team in April 2012. Suzanne has been focused on spreading the word about Mars One worldwide. "I realized this is a once in a lifetime opportunity, so I just decided to go for it! I mean, seriously, could you say no if you got the chance to become involved in organizing a manned mission to Mars?! I'm looking forward to each and every step on the way to the first human arrival on Mars--would love for you to get involved and share this adventure!"