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2022 Speakers

BRICARD EVENTS

Charlotte
Bricard

Editorial Director 

Charlotte Bricard is a media journalist who works for several BtoB magazines and Tv channels in France such as CB News or BFM Business. She worked for years for « Culture Pub » an iconic tv show dedicated to the very best of international advertising. She is a marketing expert with numerous investigations on consumer society, communication techniques and marketing strategies. She also was the Master of Ceremony of the last Ad&Tech Summit in Paris (IAB / Mobile Marketing Association)

 
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Daniel
Knapp

Chief Economist at IAB Europe

Dr. Daniel Knapp is Chief Economist at IAB Europe. He is an advertising and media analyst with more than 15 years of international experience. He has served in leadership roles spanning market analysis, strategic advisory, and business intelligence. Daniel spent 11 years at IHS Markit, latterly as Executive Director for Technology, Media and Telecoms. He was also an associated expert on media and AI at the European Commission. Daniel received his PhD from the London School of Economics (LSE) on the sociology of algorithms and the datafication of media. In addition to his role at IAB Europe, he is CSO at Twins Digital, a marketing services company, and partner at Ecuiti, a data science firm.

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Artur
Semionov

Director of Product & Innovation at Xaxis EMEA

Artur is a Director of Product and Innovation at Xaxis EMEA with over 8 years of experience in programmatic. In his role, Artur works across a range of projects driving innovation regionally and globally for Xaxis. His team and he are responsible for building solutions specifically tailored to client needs, thus, helping them achieve their desired business outcomes from their digital investments and then scaling these solutions across the region. 

Coming from an operational background with a strong interest in new emerging technologies, Artur is focused on driving the understanding of these technologies and the opportunities they bring to advertisers.

He has previously participated in IAB Europe’s Virtual Programmatic Day, joined a panel at Digital Audio Day to discuss ‘The Future of Audio – Innovations and Creativity and contributed to the first European-level buyer’s guide to digital audio. 

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Anthony Katsur

Chief Executive Officer at IAB Tech Lab

Anthony Katsur is a digital media veteran with more than twenty-five years of executive leadership at the intersection of technology innovation, business strategy, and growth. As Chief Executive Officer for IAB Tech Lab, Katsur is responsible for overseeing product, engineering, membership, and operations teams for the digital advertising industry's global technical standards-setting organization.

Katsur has previously held business and technology leadership positions at companies including DoubleClick, MediaMath, Rubicon, Sonoboi, and most recently Nexstar Media Group, and more. A sought-after speaker, he has appeared at events including the National Association of Broadcasters, AdAge’s Brand Summit, and Advertising Week and has been quoted in AdAge, Adweek, AdExchanger, Digiday and The Wall Street Journal.

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Lisa Humphreys

 Chief Operating Officer GroupM EMEA

Lisa brings a wealth of experience across a broad range of disciplines and client sectors. Starting her career at MediaCom in London where she worked with clients from the worlds of Finance, FMCG, Retail, Entertainment, Government, Automotive and Luxury.

Lisa’s previous roles include Strategy Development Director for WPP in the UK. Working across the UK business in every area of the communications and marketing landscape, from Communications to Commerce, Technology to Experience bringing together diverse capabilities to build extraordinary solutions for clients. 

Lisa joined GroupM UK in 2020 becoming the Chief Transformation & Integration Officer, providing leadership for transformation programmes, helping GroupM deliver on its mission to shape the next era of media where advertising works better for people. 

Since May 2022, in her role as Chief Operating Officer for GroupM EMEA Lisa’s remit encompasses large scale transformation programmes across the region, Innovation, Technology and M&A. Based in London, Lisa reports to Demet Ikiler, GroupM EMEA CEO.

 

Lisa is an alumni of Management Today’s 35 under 35, a Cannes judge (Creative Data 2021) and is currently completing a post-grad diploma in AI for Business at The University of Oxford. 

Carrie Timms

Carrie
Timms

Director, Global Business Marketing EMEA at Meta

Director of Customer Marketing EMEA at Facebook

Carrie Timms is Director of Customer Marketing EMEA at Facebook and is responsible for leading a c100 strong team tasked with creating business marketing programs aimed at audiences such as advertising clients, media and creative agencies, publishers, developers, gamers, and all businesses large and small.

Prior to this, she was Vice President of Global Media, Categories and Partnerships at Unilever, and was primarily responsible for the strategic articulation of multi-market media channel plans for the world’s second-biggest advertiser, as well as leading Joint Business Plans in the marketing arena, for Unilever’s key global partners. She additionally contributed to the diversity and inclusion agenda in Unilever, by leading the global strategy for race equity.

Carrie was born in Ghana and moved to the UK when she was 3 years old and completed her formal education by attaining a BA honors degree in Jurisprudence from Oxford University. She started her career with Carlton TV (now ITV) in 2002, before moving to Mindshare as an investment planner working her way up to group director before departure. Subsequent roles have included media positions in blue-chip companies such as Nestle and Reckitt Benckiser, ultimately culminating in her current position.

Carrie is extremely passionate about promoting gender and race diversity in the workplace, and along with mentoring young career women, has also just launched a podcast aimed at young black women in the marketing industry.

She is married with two young daughters and in her spare time, when not discussing Disney characters, can be found circuit training or enjoying her husband’s great cooking.

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Ryan
Martin

Global Business Marketing - Program Manager at TikTok

Program Manager GBM, TikTok

Ryan joined the industry on the agency side, as a press planner and buyer, where he fell in love with traditional advertising: the big media brands, energised environments and the constant push to deliver reach for clients. As the industry developed, his path took him towards increasingly digital roles. Ryan's best work has included multiple players from across the world of media, working in harmony to deliver results for clients in a rapidly changing landscape. 

Ryan joined TikTok three years ago and has helped build it into the business it is today. To work at a platform with creativity at its heart makes coming to work every day a joy for Ryan, and to showcase unparalleled opportunities to brands continues to be what makes him Tik.

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Adrián Vázquez Lázara

Member of the European Parliament for Ciudadanos

Adrián Vázquez Lázara (Madrid, 1982) is a Member of the European Parliament for Ciudadanos, which is part of the liberal political group Renew Europe.

He chairs the European Parliament's Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) and is a substitute member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI).

Prior to his election as an MEP after Brexit, Adrian was Cabinet Director of the Citizens' delegation to the European Parliament. From there, he coordinated Ciudadanos' European and international activity and played a key role in both the party's entry into the European liberal ALDE family and the electoral coalition with Emmanuel Macron's party that resulted in the current Renew Europe group.

With a master's degree in international relations from the University of Warwick (UK) and a degree in international studies from Lindenwood University (Missouri, USA), he developed his professional career prior to politics in the area of international relations. He has worked in various international organisations such as the OSCE, NATO and the Korean Trade Agency. He has also worked as a public affairs consultant. 

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Dr. Stefanie Beckmann

Director Digital Media Ecosystem at Seven.One Entertainment Group GmbH

Dr. Stefanie Beckmann is Director of Digital Media Ecosystem at Seven.One Entertainment Group GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE. Since October 2020, the platform-independent entertainment company combines all the channel brands of the group, as well as the content, digital, distribution, and marketing business under one roof. Seven.One Entertainment Group is considered an innovation driver in the AdTech field and stands for strong content brands that DACH talks about – on all platforms.

Beckmann joined ProSiebenSat.1´s entertainment segment in 2017, orchestrating ad integration and media sales for ProSiebenSat.1´s streaming platform Joyn, spearheading the development and scaling of data-driven ad products and leading strategic privacy projects, among others. Prior to Seven.One Entertainment Group, she was CPO/COO/CFO of several start-ups, held senior roles in a consulting firm and a publishing group and served as personal assistant to Dr. Otto Graf Lambsdorff, former German Minister of Economics and Labor.

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Constantine
Kamaras

Chairman Emeritus at IAB Europe

A co-founder of IAB Europe in 2002 and its longest-serving BoD Chairman, Constantine is Chairman Emeritus of IAB Europe since September 2018. He is also a Project Lead at the European Online Publishers Association (OPA Europe), where he works with a select group of premium news brands on the association's "Best Practices in Digital Publishing" program. In his native Greece, he sits on the boards of leading digital companies, advising them on strategy and business development, as well as corporate and brand communications.
 
In a parallel life, Constantine is a best-selling author in his native Greece. His fourth novel, published by AthensVoice Books, will be available on bookstands in early May.
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Vincent
Flood

Editor-in-Chief at VideoWeek

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Anthony
Crocker

Head of Commercial Success Strategy at The Telegraph 

In 2019 Anthony launched Metrics that Matter; an industry-leading, award-winning reporting and optimisation tool that goes beyond traditional metrics to demonstrate the value of quality attention in a digital subscriber environment. Since then, Anthony has built a rich bank of first-party insights to create impactful brand partnerships and best practice guidance for premium publishers.  Anthony is a senior leader in The Telegraph's award-winning commercial innovation team, which is focused on building a premium ad environment that works for both subscribers and advertisers, using only 1st party data and insights, and attention-based measurement.  

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Beatriz
Pérez

Head of Sales at Samsung Ads, Italy and Spain

Beatriz Pérez Montequi holds a university degree in Communication Sciences and another in Law. She started her career in media and advertising in Grupo Prisa more than 20 years ago. After 5 years she moved to Discovery Networks where, during 13 years as senior Commercial Director, she was responsible for the start-up and creation of a sales infrastructure in Spain, Portugal and later France and during the last period she also managed the distribution business. Currently, as Head of Sales of Samsung Ads for Italy and Spain, Beatriz is responsible for the optimisation of the Samsung Ads portfolio in the region with the ambition to become a key partner for advertisers and media agencies by helping them find the right consumers and reach them in the most relevant possible way.

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Pablo
Laucirica

Regional Sales Director, Western Europe. Microsoft Advertising

Pablo is currently leading the Microsoft Advertising team in Western Europe, managing
and developing sales & account teams in multiple geographies to drive the expansion of the advertising offering in the region. Previously, Pablo held different roles at Google, Page Group or Nestle where he has been able to create a successful track record in the
online/Adtech Industry at top leading companies while working from different functional roles. Pablo holds a University Degree in Business Administration and Economics, and an MBA from IESE Business school.

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David
Sequeira

Managing Director
EMEA/APAC at Skai

David has over 15 years of leadership experience in digital marketing and AI-driven advertising. In addition to driving Skai’s regional growth agendas across Europe and Asia, he works closely with brands such as Coty, Reckitt and Mayborn on implementing their connected commerce advertising strategies. He is an accomplished spokesperson on the subject of ecommerce advertising and has supported many brands and retailers as they develop their retail media strategies in these fast-growing regions. In his spare time you’ll find him with his three children, travelling and watching Manchester Utd (for his sins!)

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Andy Brown

CEO of The Attention Council 

Following a degree in Marketing, Andy started his career at Anglia Television, now part of the UK commercial network ITV. He then joined BMRB, now part of Kantar; where responsibilities included the international expansion of the company's single-source consumer TGI survey into Europe and Latin America, an initiative which led to the formation of the KMR Group and his subsequent appointment as CEO in 2001.

After the acquisition of TNS in 2008 and a number of high-profile acquisitions and strategic partnerships in North America, Latin America and Asia, Andy formed the board of Kantar Media and was named CEO of the combined business, a position he has held from 2013 till 2020 (whilst also being on the Kantar Executive Committee). That business managed Kantar’s global interest in Audience Measurement, Reputation Intelligence, TGI and Advertising Intelligence. He left Kantar after the successful sale of the business to Bain Capital.

Since leaving Kantar and with over 30years of research experience, Andy has taken on a number of consulting and advisory roles. These range from posts with Dynata (market research), The One Partnership (talent/brand partnerships), Digital I (SVOD audience research), TVision and The Attention Council (specialist measurement of the attention economy).

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Maylis Chevalier

Director of Innovation and Digital Product at Vocento Group 

Maylis Chevalier is Director of Innovation and Digital Product, a newly created position that facilitates the transformation of Vocento Group from an advertising-centric to a user-centric organization in order to create sustained growth. She is actively driving strategic initiatives as well as closely leveraging international trends in tech and digital media and in inspiring change through the Vocento MediaLab. Maylis started at Procter & Gamble in France then moved to Berlin, where she embraced her media and digital career at Axel Springer. She held Senior Management roles in adsales and marketing in Hamburg, New York and Prague. She later joined Gruner+Jahr International as Director Business & Strategy in charge of various countries including Spain where she later took over as Group Publishing Director. After restructuring the company, she accepted re-launching the adtech business of Ligatus Spain, part of Bertelsmann Group. At the same time she finds her balance being a social entrepreneur with her NGO emalaya.org in Nepal, a computer lab she now intends to turn into a coding school, but also with teaching professionals at IDSI as well as ski racing and diving. Last but not least she is an active investor in the Spanish start-up ecosystem.

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Valentina Giolo

Southern Europe, Business Director, EMEA at DoubleVerify

Valentina is DoubleVerify's Southern Europe Business Director for EMEA, she opened up the company’s Madrid office where she is responsible for growing DV’s partnership with brands and agencies in Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal. Valentina has extensive experience in the online industry, prior joining DV she worked for the pioneers of the digital landscape, such as Yahoo,  Microsoft Advertising and WPP, where she built her foundations in Technology, Media and Programmatic. Prior joining DV, she worked for Data Travel DSP where she completed her profile with Data and audience targeting.

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Claire O’Flynn

Head of Agency Solutions at The Irish Times and the Irish Examiner Group 

Claire O’Flynn started her career at Dennis Publishing and was part of the team to re-launch The Big Issue before launching their agency division. Joining the Guardian in 2015, she was later appointed Display Director before relocating to Cork from London in 2020 to take up the role of Digital Strategist with the Irish Examiner.  In her recent appointment as Head of Agency Solutions across The Irish Times and the Irish Examiner Group, Claire is leading the alignment of two previously silo-ed teams into a single group media solutions offering. More info on Claire can be found here https://www.linkedin.com/in/claire-o-flynn-58b30a12/

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Adam
Elman

Head of Sustainability, EMEA at Google

Adam joined Google in December 2021 as head of sustainability for Google in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  In this role, he coordinates with Google’s data centers, real estate, supply chain, and product teams to ensure the company is capitalising on opportunities to strategically advance sustainability.
 
A chartered environmentalist, Adam has spent 15+ years driving sustainable change at organisations including Amazon, where he led sustainability in Europe, and Marks & Spencer where he was part of the small team that developed their ground-breaking Plan A sustainability plan.
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Brian
O’Kelley

CEO and Co-founder at Scope3

Brian OKelley is CEO and co-founder of Scope3, the source of truth for supply chain emissions data.

A respected entrepreneur and executive with a track record of building companies that have defined and led multi-billion dollar categories, Brian was the co-founder and CEO of AppNexus through its $1.6B sale to AT&T in 2018. He co-founded Waybridge, a supply chain technology company, and served as CTO of Right Media through its successful acquisition by Yahoo.

Credited with the invention of programmatic advertising and the online ad exchange, Brian is deeply committed to technology-driven innovations that benefit society while improving the health of the planet. 

Brian is an active board member of Tech:NYC. He has been named to Crain’s 40 Under 40, Adweek 50 and Silicon Alley 100 lists, holds multiple patents, and was recognized as an E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year in the New York region in 2012. Brian was an early supporter of Girls Who Code and the Marshall Plan for Moms and is deeply committed to making the technology industry more inclusive.

Brian has a B.S.E. in Computer Science from Princeton University. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, two daughters, and two cats.

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Remi
Boudard

Market Director Iberia at Xandr

With more than 15 years of experience in the sector and extensive knowledge of digital marketing, the ad-tech ecosystem and cross channels (online advertising, data analysis, mobile marketing, programming, CTV, etc.), Remi Boudard has developed a successful career that has led him to lead teams on four continents. 

Currently the Senior Director of Marketplace development in Spain at Xandr, Remi began his studies at the University of Bordeaux. He has then gone on to develop his professional career in companies such as MOONDA (as a Project Manager Multimedia), Smart AdServer (Head of Account Management Latam and Spain) and TAPTAP Networks (VP ​​of Programmatic).

In addition, Remi has also served as Advisor & Associate Professor in the most prestigious universities and business schools in Spain, such as the Complutense University of Madrid, ESIC and IAB Spain.

Thanks to all his experience, Remi has achieved an extraordinary "360-degree vision" in his field: technology and product specialist, customer service first, team management and business development, which make him one of the most prestigious professionals in the sector.

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Piper
Heitzler

Head of Growth EMEA
at Amobee

Piper Heitzler is the Head of Growth, EMEA at Amobee, leading the Business Development, Solutions Engineering, Marketing and Public Relations departments for the region. A Los Angeles native relocated to London – with previous work experience in the United States and Southeast Asia – she is an expert in consulting global brands, agencies and partners on how to ideate, create and deploy innovative solutions that deliver branding and performance business outcomes across TV, digital and social channels.

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Helena Díez-Fuentes

Presenter

Helena brings her law degree, interviewer skills and start-up experience to the stage. Having talked at many events, including TEDX talks, she is very excited to display her Event Energising.  

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Julie Selman

SVP, Head of EMEA Magnite

As Head of EMEA at Magnite, Julie oversees the commercial strategy, planning, product requirements and business development for the entire region. She works closely with the regional leaders, teams and partners based in Berlin, London, Milan and Paris to deliver the best independent technology solutions, service, expertise, and outcomes for Magnite’s publishers and buyers. 

Julie has over 15 years of experience working across the digital advertising industry, specialising in connected TV (CTV), programmatic, and digital media sales. Prior to Magnite, Julie held senior roles at FreeWheel and StickyADS.tv. Her extensive career and ability to speak multiple European languages have enhanced Julie’s expertise in strategising and delivering unprecedented results for her clients in the new TV ecosystem. 

Julie holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from SDA Bocconi in Milan. She is also a mentor through the Bloom network and Brixton Finishing School and, in her spare time, is passionate about learning how to make the digital industry more sustainable.

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Asha
Dinesh

Senior Consultant at Forrester’s EMEA Consulting group

Asha is a Senior Consultant with Forrester’s EMEA Consulting group. Her team helps B2B marketers and technology providers better understand and engage with their customers by working with them to create content marketing strategies and assets driven by objective research and data. Asha leads custom consulting engagements to create independent, data-fuelled stories and deliverables that help her clients capture mindshare across channels and turn prospects into customers.

Prior to joining Forrester, Asha worked as a B2B marketing analyst at EI Advisory, where she advised clients on go-to-market strategy and multichannel campaigns. Before that, Asha worked as a conference producer at GovNet, where she developed agenda content for public sector conferences.

Asha holds a BSc. from Warwick University in philosophy, politics, and economics and an MSc. from the London School of Economics & Political Science in anthropology and development.

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Gonzalo González Solá

Global Head of Marketing – Marketing & Digital Sales Project Lead at BBVA

Experienced Global Marketing professional with more than 20-year of experience in top companies leading digital transformation, creating brand value and driving business. Developing strategic projects of Digital Transformation and Sustainability in BBVA in an Agile project-oriented organization.

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Anastasiya Baydachenko

CEO at IAB Ukraine

Anastasiya Baydachenko has been CEO at IAB Ukraine since 2019.

She was the former COO at the Ukrainian-British communication group, Razom communication (IPG&Havas), CEO at adpro/isobar and CDO at Dentsu Ukraine

Anastasiya has 18 years of managerial experience, 15 years in digital and has spent 11 years as a digital industry activist.

She is a strategic business consultant and a certified consultant of Ichak Adizes methodology.

Finally, she is the author of 20 pieces of training and 8 books.

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Ninon Vagner

Privacy Director at IAB Europe 

Ninon leads the privacy-oriented work of IAB Europe and oversees the TCF compliance programmes. She has previously worked at Leboncoin Group in Paris, responsible for ePrivacy & GDPR legal compliance for advertising operations, and at Sirdata on data protection where she took part in developing a commercial Consent Management Platform. Prior to Sirdata, she worked as consultant for an advisory firm in strategy, crisis communications & public affairs.

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Julien Delhommeau

Staff system Architect | Privacy and Identity

Julien Delhommeau is a Staff System Architect at Xandr, in his role he acts as a bridge between product management and engineering teams to ensure product releases reflect end customer needs. Julien leverages his strong technical background and market expertise to help Xandr build and execute its strategy around identity, data privacy and audience. Julien has actively been involved in several IAB task forces, most recently on the IAB’s transparency & consent framework and privacy sandbox task force.

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Andrew
Hayward-Wright

Partnerships Director at SeenThis

With 10 years of experience in digital advertising across sales, operations and strategy, Andrew is leading the development of partnerships with ad tech and publishers at SeenThis focused on embedding new streaming technology within clients to improve their digital advertising performance. He also advises IAB Europe on programmatic developments in the market Co-chairing the third-party cookie taskforce and maintaining involvement in industry workflows such as Rearc and W3C. Prior to this, he led The Guardian’s programmatic solutions team. Andrew brings a passion for change and is a staunch advocate for publishers and advertisers taking ownership of their setup and delivery of programmatic executions in the market. He has been responsible for delivering core technical integrations ranging from business intelligence platforms to user-centric ssp business strategy.

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Roberto González

Roberto
González

Data Scientist at NEC Laboratories

Roberto is a Senior Researcher at NEC labs. Europe where he is also responsible for the innovation program of the Data Science and System Platform Research Division. In the past years, he has been working to improve the privacy of Internet users using AI and now is the technical coordinator of the H2020 PIMCity project.

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Augustin
Decré

Managing Director, Southern Europe at Index Exchange

Augustin Decré is in charge of Index Exchange’s activities for Southern Europe since he joined the company in 2019 as Regional Managing Director. Leading a 12 people team, he’s supervising both relationships with publishers or agencies and advertisers.

Prior to Index Exchange, Augustin worked in the industry for several years, most recently as the CEO of Nugg.ad (Zalando Marketing Solutions) and as Managing Director, Southern Europe for Outbrain. Since February 2020 Augustin is also a member of the board of IAB France and leading the “Cookieless” task force.

Thomas Servatius, Co-CEO smartclip Europe

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Servatius

Co-CEO at smartclip

Thomas Servatius is the Co-CEO of smartclip responsible for technology and platform development. He is a mar-tech veteran who has built up and led digital product and technology organisations in both start-up and corporate environments. Thomas holds a Diploma in Business Administration from Würzburg University and an MSc in Data Science from Hochschule Albstadt-Sigmaringen and Mannheim University.

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Feehan

CEO
at IAB Europe 

Townsend Feehan is CEO of IAB Europe. Prior to joining IAB Europe, Townsend worked for Microsoft Legal & Corporate Affairs in Brussels and ran EU industry associations in the ICT, consumer electronics and biotechnology sectors. She previously represented Microsoft on IAB Europe’s Board. Townsend has an M. Phil. in European policy from the University of Edinburgh.

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Laura Wade

Head of Sustainability at Essence

 

Laura Wade was promoted to VP, Head of Sustainability at Essence in 2022, having served as VP Content and Innovation in EMEA since 2018. In the role, Wade is empowered to build and scale sustainable practices at the agency, including an industry-leading media decarbonisation strategy. 

Wade is an active member of the IPA climate charter steering group, as well as GroupM's Mission Zero taskforce. She is also a non-executive trustee at the Arts Charity Lighthouse, connecting art, technology, science and society. 

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Arjen Heida

Director at Bol.com

Arjen is Director of the bol.com Retail Media Group, the fast-growing advertising arm of bol.com, the largest e-commerce platform in the Netherlands and Belgium. Arjen joined bol.com in 2014, after having spend the first part of his career working in banking at ING Group. After a short stint at bol.com’s Strategy & Business Development team, Arjen helped in founding and growing bol.com’s advertising business, initially as Head of Product and since 2019 in his current role.

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Nick Welch

Head Of Programmatic and Publisher Development, Northern Europe at Integral Ad Science and Chair of IAB Europe’s Programmatic Trading Committee

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Alexander Kiock

Founder and Managing Director  of Diffferent

Alexander Kiock is founder and managing director of the strategy consultancy Diffferent (Berlin, Munich). With Diffferent, which the media science graduate (IJK Hannover) founded while still a student in 1997, he and 100 colleagues today advise companies in the fields of brand/pose, innovation/design and enablement/transformation. In 2017, Diffferent became part of the SYZYGY Group (now in the top 10 digital agency networks). Since 2018, he has also been active in the smart home initiative Universal Home for SYZYGY.

In addition to consulting projects, digital business models and the opportunities of digital transformation are also the entrepreneurial field of activity of Alexander Kiock, who co-founded and accompanies various start-ups and agencies (including 2txt NLG, Martian & Machine).

Alexander Kiock has been Vice President of the BVDW since 2019 and was confirmed in office in 2021.

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Jessica Koch

Director New Business / Retail Media at Douglas Marketing Solutions

Jessica Koch has the overall responsibility for the New Business Unit and in particular the global Retail Media Business, which operates under the brand name DOUGLAS MARKETING SOLUTIONS. The overall strategy, the development of advertising solutions, internationalization and brand building are some of her main focuses. Jessica is a true digital marketing specialist and always looking for new business opportunities. Her track record includes 11 years at beauty giant L'Oréal, where she took on the role as Brand and Marketing Director and E-Commerce Business for various brands. This period has made Jessica a beauty addict and digital enthusiast. In her role as Director Retail Media at Douglas her big passion for brand building now falls together with her ambition to bring digital brand activation in e-ecommerce to the next level.

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Benjamin Mueller

Senior Policy Analyst at The Center for Data Innovation

Benjamin Mueller is a senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation, focusing on AI and technology governance. Prior to joining the Center he was chief of staff at a financial technology company in London. Dr. Mueller studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Oxford, and completed his PhD in International Relations at the London School of Economics.

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