DigiTech

12 – 13 June London, 2017

Data / Digital / Design

Speakers

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Dolly Jones studied History of Art at Manchester University before Journalism at London¹s University of the Arts, and took up the “Writer” job at VOGUE.COM in January 2000. She was named editor in 2005 and in 2015 returned from her second maternity leave to become Digital Strategy Director of Condé Nast, to align editorial and commercial strategies for greater user and client engagement across the portfolio. During her time at Vogue and since, she has written regularly about ethical fashion and sustainable living.

Creating High Impact Ad Experiences

09.00 – 09.30

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Kate Kahle began as a physicist before receiving a distinction for a masters in science communication. She joined CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in 2006 to communicate CERN-led European projects after 5 years of editorial experience in the Pearson Publishing group in the UK. In 2012, she became CERN’s social media manager and was promoted to head of editorial content development in 2016. Kate now leads the writing, web and social media teams at CERN and received a Best Practice award for Digital Leadership in June 2016.

Curiosity-Driven Content

11.00 – 11.30

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Jeff Moriarty is Chief Digital and Product Officer at Johnston Press and has had a broad career across newspapers and digital media. Before moving to the UK, he was Vice President of Digital Products at The Boston Globe and previously operated digital businesses across The New York Times Company.

Finding the Balance in Local Publishing

14.30 – 15.00

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Piers is responsible for the Museum’s customer facing digital content, products and marketing. He is tasked with building a first-class digital function, ensuring that the right people, practices, processes and structures are in place to facilitate rapid and scalable delivery of high-quality digital products globally. The ultimate objective for the role is to ensure that the Natural History Museum delivers a world class digital customer experience in support of its vision. Prior to joining the museum Piers held senior digital roles at Amazon Video and Guardian News & Media. His background is in Product Management, digital media and digital strategy.

Introducing Product Teams at the Natural History Museum, London

15.30 – 16.00

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Sara is an experienced, dedicated and talented Editorial Director with a successful track record in finding, shaping and packaging best-selling commercial fiction.

Fireside Chat: Atlantic Books

16.00 – 16.30

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Jonathan Glasspool is Managing Director of Bloomsbury Academic and Professional, and President of Bloomsbury USA. He was formerly Product Director in Bloomsbury’s Electronic Media Division.

Expanding Subscription Revenue in the New Era of Digital

09.00 – 09.30

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Diego is the Head of mobile product & design at Lonely Planet.

Re-imagining Content Creation to Support a Multi-channel Travel Media Brand

09.30 – 10.00

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Having worked for over 12 years in content production, Richard now leads on video strategy and production as well as day-to-day digital content at national older people’s charity, Age UK. Richard started his content career working for small start-ups, then moved into television production, before finally moving into the third sector.

Creating Effective Digital Videos

11.00 – 11.30

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Alec is the Creative Director at Yahoo for EMEA, part of the Yahoo Studio team. He has worked at Yahoo for over 10 years, and in various design leadership roles in South African and the UK since the late 90’s.

Distributed Creativity

12.00 – 12.30

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Owen Wyatt is Managing Director, Commercial at Shortlist Media, the pioneer of the “freemium” publishing model. Taking the lead on all commercial activities and digital operations, Owen spearheads the strategic commercial direction across the business. Prior to his role at Shortlist Media, he was Head of UK Advertising Sales at CNN International, and specialises in the development of content strategies as well as commercialising video content for media organisations. Owen played a key role in transforming CNN International’s content sales business and reinvigorated its positioning to the UK advertising market. He has also held a number of senior positions with Reuters and Base79, and specialises in news and sports media, as well as creating successful digital branded content partnerships with marketers.

Even in a World of Data Targeting, Context Counts

13.30 – 14.00

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Angela Ignam Mathon currently works as VP, Global Human Capital MI & Planning, & Head of Group HR Analytics at HSBC in London.

From Prediction to Retention: Uncovering Employee Insights Through Modelling

09.30 – 10.00

Speaker Biography

Accomplished professional with over 20 years managing high visibility global programs and teams. Strong background in technology and business. Extensive experience in Strategic Planning and Portfolio Management, Business Solutions Delivery, Program Design and Management. Outstanding communication skills with proven ability to select talent, build and grow highly efficient teams. Significant international experience in EMEA, APAC, Emerging Markets and North America.

TBA

10.00 – 10.30

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Hendrik Feddersen is leader of the HRIS at the European Medicines Agency in London. He led the full SAP HCM project from conception to completion and was the main Change Manager, when SAP was implemented five years ago. Nowadays he still works in HR looking after SAP. His current tasks are to introduce further process improvements, problem solving, data cleaning, reporting, predictions and training colleagues. He writes and tweets about HR Analytics. In his free time he studies Data Science and R language.

Can you measure Human Capital? Skunkworks, Flexdashboards & Shiny Apps Come to the Rescue

11.00 – 11.30

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Seasoned HR professional with international experience, background of small and large (profit/non-profit) companies. In current role responsible for workforce management. My personal experience as business Hr leader helps me to deliver the right solutions and to speak business language instead of HR slang. I’m convinced that HR contributes to current and future success of organizations, but this requires at least a fact based approach and excellent HR consulting skills. Instead of product specialists and bureaucrats. People describe me as authentic, pragmatic as well as strategic professional, down to earth and hands-on, with eye for detail and humor. Important to me are integrity, trust and connection with the world around me, while performing my job. This includes social responsibility, ethics and openness to other cultures and views.

Who wants to G.R.O.W. in fact based HR?

11.30 – 12.00

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Ross Watkins currently works at EDF Energy where he is the Manager, People Analytics & Reporting.

TBA

12.00 – 12.30

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Dr. Sjoerd van den Heuvel is researcher and lecturer at University of Applied Sciences Utrecht in the Netherlands. His research focuses primarily on the development, implementation and acceptation of People Analytics. Besides his People Analytics teaching activities at the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Sjoerd teaches People Analytics at the University of Twente, the FHR School of Governance in Suriname, and at several organizations in in-company courses. Sjoerd holds a Ph.D. degree in Human Resource Management and prior to his current position worked as an HR management consultant (Capgemini Consulting), internal advisor (Dutch Postal Service) and assistant professor in HRM (University of Amsterdam and University of Twente). In both his teaching and research activities, his core focus is on how to bridge the gap between science and practice, because that’s where the People Analytics magic happens!

How to make People Analytics Sustainable?

14.00 – 14.30

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Analytics professional with over a decade experience helping organisations to make the most of their data and analytics capabilities, first within HR and more recently in Customer and Digital Analytics. A strong interest and increasing focus on Data Science and ‘big data’ analysis tools and techniques.

TBA

16.30 – 17.00

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Anna Lena Fritzsche currently works as an Organisation Development & People Analytics Expert at Merck Group.

TBA

09.30 – 10.00

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Nadia is an international human resources leader with wide experience in transformation, change management, operations/shared services, payroll, policies and process.

Having joined British American Tobacco (BAT) in 2013 Nadia is currently the Global HR Process Owner for Data and an integral member of a transformation leadership team. As Head of UK HR Shared Services at BAT and after 5 years leading the HR Shared Service function for Standard Chartered Bank across Europe she has a wide exposure to technologies and trends across the HR life-cycle.

Previous experience has spanned the financial services, management consultancy and magic circle legal arenas.

She specialises in change, payroll and transformation Nadia, who is English, holds degrees in History, Spanish and Business Administration whilst also speaking Spanish, Arabic and Japanese. She has a passion for sharing insights, activities that encourage youth engagement and education, being a school governor, travel and spending time with her young family.

Talent within the Shared Services environment

10.00 – 10.30

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Laurien currently works as Lead People Data Scientist at Nestlé, where her focus is the use of predictive modelling in Corporate HR Analytics.

The Predictive People Analytics Journey at Nestlé

11.00 – 11.30

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HR SVP responsible for Knowledge,Performance and Compensation Management and Deniz Academy.

Turnover Prediction by Personalization: Estimations & Interventions beyond Demographics

11.30 – 12.00

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Eric brought Strategic Workforce Planning into Business Strategy planning at Solvay, is a 30.000 FTE Belgium based Chemical company. Eric is charge of Strategic Workforce Planning and Job Families since 2012. Previous positions in Internal Audit, Business development, Marketing, provided insights in many business processes, where he contributed with strong capabilities in identifying issues behind facts and figures, defending a vision and leading change with pragmatism and achievement drive.

Benefits From Connecting HR & Non-HR Data: Engagement Surveys, Absenteeism, & Accident Rates

12.00 – 12.30

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Simplicity vs. Usability: A Delicate Balance

09.00 – 09.30

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And In This Corner: Mapping Multiple Mobile Gestures

09.30 – 10.00

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Cross-Platform UX OnDemand: An Insider’s Look Into the World of BBC iPlayer

10.00 – 10.30

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Lean is the Dream

11.00 – 11.30

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Effective UX in Large Organisations

11.30 – 12.00

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Yanqing is an experienced UX researcher in agile development teams, working with them to discover user needs and convert user insight to product features. He is currently the resident Senior UX Researcher for the Ministry of Justice.

A Man’s Quest for Justice: How UX Research is Redefining the Legal Landscape

12.00 – 12.30

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The Pattern Library: Finding the Common Language

14.00 – 14.30

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Andru is the Senior UI Developer for the John Lewis Partnership. He has been working as a designer for the company since 2012 and is now developing technology to bring the next level of engagement to the national brand.

Customer First: Consistency Across Technologies

14.30 – 15.00

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Developing the Visual Language

15.00 – 15.30

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Mapping the User for the New Yell

16.00 – 16.30

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Leo is a data driven UX Designer, who loves to transform complex problems into simple and elegant solutions. Leo worked across Europe and Asia on projects such as Indonesia’s 1st music and movies streaming service, and a tool used by advertisement agencies to get legal feedback on every TV adverts aired in the UK. Leo is now a Lead UX Designer at the BBC, where he practices Lean UX and strive to bridge the gap between Product Managers, Developers and Designers.

Working Together to Overcome Challenges

09.00 – 09.30

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The Evolution Solution

09.30 – 10.00

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Agile UX Implementation

10.00 – 10.30

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The Way We Work: How the BBC’s Structure Aides UX/UI Innovation

11.00 – 11.30

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Pitch to Production: Getting an App to Market

11.30 – 12.00

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Transparent Transformation: Helping People Make the Right Decisions Through Technology

12.00 – 12.30

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Adapting the User Experience Through Change

14.00 – 14.30

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Creating Frictionless Experiences in the Banking Sector

14.30 – 15.00

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Advantage Through Innovation

15.00 – 15.30

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I lead the application of numerical weather prediction (NWP) for operational weather forecasting, with particular emphasis on high resolution modelling for the United Kingdom. I am responsible for the operational implementation of world-leading high-resolution NWP models for the UK and for UK interests overseas, for their post-processing to generate automated weather forecasts, and for the verification of those forecasts.

Open Data Communication for Weather Forecasts

09.00 – 09.30

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Data journalist and infographics designer (static and interactive). I mainly use Excel and Illustrator to produce storytelling based on data analysis. I am knowledgeable in data scraping and mapping.

From Big to Open Data, Storytelling is the Way to Leverage Insights

09.30 – 10.00

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A member of the GLA’s Senior Management Team, my focus is on the use of data, technology and financial innovation to improve city policy, urban settings and public services. I am responsible for the Mayor of London’s Smart London Board.

Big Data for a Smarter London

10.00 – 10.30

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I work with the Governance and Peace building team to strengthen and build the network of advocates, practitioners and experts in open data in Europe and Central Asia. I work with a diverse network of people and organizations throughout the region and beyond to support the collection, management, use and re-use of open data for better service delivery and more transparency.

Building an Open Data Relationship for Government and Citizens

11.00 – 11.30

Speaker Biography

At GSK, Joanne manages the team responsible for undertaking routine and ad hoc analyses and production of metrics and dashboards to reveal trends, signals and learnings from clinical trial audit and inspection data, driving shared areas and overseeing management of CDQA procedural documentation.

Using Data Analytics to Optimise the Performance of Clinical Trials

11.30 – 12.00

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Mr Oliver Chinganya, is Director of the African Centre for Statistics at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). Previously worked as the Division Manager, Statistics Department of the African Development Bank, with responsibility for Statistical Capacity Building. Prior to taking on this role, Oliver had roles with the IMF and the World Bank. He was previously Deputy Director of the Zambia Central Statistical Office. Oliver’s qualifications include a MSc. in Social Statistics from University of Southampton, UK and an MBA from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

Making Official Statistics Open by Default

12.00 – 12.30

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Jeni Tennison is the CEO of the Open Data Institute. She is a member of the UK Government’s Open Data User Group and Open Standards Board, as well as the W3C’s Technical Architecture Group and chairs the W3C CSV on the Web Working Group. Jeni was awarded an OBE for services to technology and open data in the 2014 New Year Honours.

Panel: Going Open – How The UK’s Largest Sectors Are Transforming With Open Data

13.30 – 14.30

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In-house legal team leader, including 10+ years advising in the UK for Sapient Corporation, a $1.4 billion, 14,000-person digital marketing and advertising professional services company acquired by the Publicis Groupe in February 2015.

Panel: Going Open – How The UK’s Largest Sectors Are Transforming With Open Data

13.30 – 14.30

Speaker Biography

As a Public Benefit Corporation, we are building the most meaningful, collaborative, and abundant data resource in the world. The data.world platform helps people who work with data solve problems faster by creating new ways to discover, prep, and collaborate.

Panel: Going Open – How The UK’s Largest Sectors Are Transforming With Open Data

13.30 – 14.30

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Imran is a Partner in the Financial Services practice. He is the global leader for our dedicated FinTech practice. We serve FinTechs, corporate clients and private equity investors on a wide range of strategic, operational, capital raising and deal-related issues.

Panel: Going Open – How The UK’s Largest Sectors Are Transforming With Open Data

13.30 – 14.30

Speaker Biography

Our Parks is a unique initiative bringing free, group exercise classes, led by fully qualified instructors, to parks near you in partnership with local authorities.

Panel: Going Open – How The UK’s Largest Sectors Are Transforming With Open Data

13.30 – 14.30

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Pierre-Philippe Mathieu is an Earth Observation Applications Engineer in the Earth Observation Science & Applications Department of the European Space Agency in ESRIN (Frascati, Italy). He spent 15 years working in the field of environmental modelling, weather risk management and remote sensing.

ESA Programmes for Exploitation of Earth Observation

14.30 – 15.00

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Extensive experience working in the field of human rights and international justice. Author of several articles, reports and chapters on the international development, poverty and vulnerability, international law and the international tribunals, as well as other political issues. Regularly quoted in newspaper articles, undertaken many live TV debates and discussions, as well as pre-recorded news interviews. As a professional with experience of organisational management, I have spearheaded strategic planning initiatives, led communications teams, undertaken re-branding campaigns, developed and implemented public affairs strategies. Experience of living and working in the developing world.

Interoperability, the New Frontier for the Open Data Movement

15.00 – 15.30

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Responsible for delivery of technology, digital, data and communications services, to support our safe & sustainable food.

Building Public-Private Data Collaboration in the Foods Industry

16.00 – 16.30

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The application of exponentially growing technologies – such as mobile, social and geospatial – to critical development challenges. Focus on open data and geo data for disaster risk assessment as well as new digital technologies for climate resilience in developing countries.

Open Data & Geo Data for Disaster Risk Assessment

16.30 – 17.00

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Samhir Vasdev is IREX’s Advisor for Digital Development. In his role, he advances IREX’s mission by facilitating the use digital tools in ways that are human-centered, data-driven, open, and inclusive. Prior to joining IREX, Samhir worked at the World Bank’s Innovation Lab and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) unit, where he helped governments and citizens adopt and amplify open data impact, including in Tanzania where he led the development of the government’s national open data dashboards.

Making Data Accessible in Hyperlocal Communities

09.00 – 09.30

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Caelainn Barr is a data journalist on the data projects team at the Guardian. She has also worked at the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, the Irish Times and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

Using Open Data to Improve Media Accountability

09.30 – 10.00

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As a Visiting Research Fellow in Computer Science I am a member of the Machine Learning group, investigating eResearch applications of data science and artificial intelligence.

Adding Open Data Value to ‘Closed Data’ Problems

10.00 – 10.30

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Responsible for Digital Transformation and IT at Land Registry.

Open Land & Property Data – The Story So Far

11.00 – 11.30

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Responsible for creating value for TfL through strategic digital and data partnerships with technology partnerships ranging from world leading technology companies, smartphone travel application providers and the 11,000 developers using TfL’s Open Data. Building on the 600 customer facing apps powered by TfL data used by 46% of Londoners, a series of innovative world-class outputs are planned to go live in 2017 building on initiatives with Twitter, Google and Waze.

Transport for London’s Open Data Journey

11.30 – 12.00

Speaker Biography

As a Public Benefit Corporation, we are building the most meaningful, collaborative, and abundant data resource in the world. The data.world platform helps people who work with data solve problems faster by creating new ways to discover, prep, and collaborate.

Panel: Going Open – How The UK’s Largest Sectors Are Transforming With Open Data

13.30 – 14.30

Speaker Biography

Martin has worked for the Environment Agency and predecessor organisations for the past 25 years and has a background in environmental regulation and policy. Martin has led teams in the management of science, data and information resources for the last 11 years.

His team work to maximise the environmental and business benefits of data management, geographic analysis, models and statistics.

Maximising Outcomes for the Environment, Society and the Economy

13.30 – 14.00

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Pouria leads R&D for management of geospatial big data, parallel and distributed spatial analysis, artificial intelligence and machine learning using geospatial data, and ew data pipelines for real-time and batch spatial data workflows.

Geospatial Big Data: Opportunities and Challenges

14.00 – 14.30

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I am responsible for Data & Proposition Strategy – setting the agenda for the 5 year growth plans of Experian Data Quality. I also lead a Data Consultancy program to inform Clients’ regulatory & Data Governance preparations for EU GDPR in 2018.

Open Data: Focus on Quality to Boost the Benefit

14.30 – 15.00

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Performance-focused leader with more than 19 years of experience in business strategy and advanced analytics, working for world-leading FMCG companies Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson. In past 13 years focus on strategy and insight analytics with increasing managerial responsibility. Generating multi-million-dollar revenue and value by expertly transform data into actionable insights that shape the critical decisions of top business leaders. Additional 6 years of experience in project management, service management and IT operations enables holistic approach in developing enterprise-wide Business Intelligence and Analytics strategy.

Transforming Data Into Actionable Insights That Shape Critical Decisions

09.00 – 09.30

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Heading up the marketing technology and operations practice at The Economist, I work to bring modern, leading-edge digital marketing and media concepts to life. Committed to solving the most difficult of problems, I am helping our team lead a significant transformation of digital marketing practices and hybridization of marketing and technology to help maintain the company’s leading position in martech effectiveness.

Transformation of Digital Marketing Practices

09.30 – 10.00

Speaker Biography

Currently leading marketing analytics at Hotels.com (an Expedia Inc. brand),

Tim has built the BI and Analytics capacities of some of the most innovative enterprises and charities across three continents. His team at Hotels.com currently looks after all strategic and cross-channel/functional optimization activities across any inbound digital media. He resides in London and possesses a Bachelors of Science from Indiana University and a Masters of Arts degree from the University of Washington.

Market Research and Statistical Analysis

10.00 – 10.30

Speaker Biography

Strategic marketer with a passion for growing businesses through analytical thinking and data insights. I’m driven when there are problems to solve and creative, solution based thinking is my friend. I’ve had the pleasure of trying my hand at most types of Marketing: acquisition marketing, nurture focused demand generation and product growth hacking. In other words, I grew up in SEO and inbound acquisition marketing, but have tried it all to help grow our business: seo, sem, content marketing, email nurture, outbound email outreach, events, webinars, etc

Balancing Data & Instinct

11.00 – 11.30

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A Deep-Dive Analysis Into the Success of Marketing Campaigns

11.30 – 12.00

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An experienced digital leader who is driven by data, excited by flawless execution. Currently working across a portfolio of globally known billion dollar brands. Responsible for the execution of complex, multi-market, multi-channel campaigns with an absolute focus on delivering against KPIs in a fluid and ever-changing digital environment.

The Fisher-Price Journey

12.00 – 12.30

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Driven, curious and analytical senior marketer with extensive experience driving forward commercial roadmaps and strategies, designing market-leading propositions and developing high performance to achieve commercial (P&L) and brand objectives.

Developing Customer Value Maximization Programmes

13.30 – 14.00

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Producing Content to Scratch Where People are Itching

14.00 – 14.30

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An analytical and results-oriented Digital Marketing professional with close to 8 years experience in Global organisations from high-level conceptualization to hands-on execution. As a Digital Analytics consultant, responsible for developing and implementing digital analytics framework for measuring Digital ROI, Web/mobile/social analytics, TAG management and predictive engagement strategies on digital media . Earlier in his career, he has consulted some of the world’s biggest brands in digital, social and strategic marketing roles.

Implementing A Digital Analytics Framework for Measuring Social Analytics

09.00 – 09.30

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Julian is the Senior Vice President of Data, Engagements and Projects at Dow Jones.

Data, Engagements and Projects at Dow Jones

09.30 – 10.00

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Having worked both agency and client side I have extensive experience of identifying business needs for insight, developing research or analytical projects to meet them and delivering the findings to the client/stakeholder in a clear, easy-to-digest format. I believe that consultancy is most effective in a collaborative environment and actively encourage collaboration with stakeholders to ensure the final solution is the best it can be.

Understanding Consumers in a Fast-Changing World

10.00 – 10.30

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Mine Your Own Data to Reach PR Nirvana

11.30 – 12.00

Speaker Biography

Identifying and quantifying business growth opportunities via consumer, market research and market analytics in Ireland and ca. 50 other countries across Europe, in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa, with focus on pricing and media optimization. Planning, executing research and converting into QBOs (Quantified Business Opportunities), managing data and research suppliers, presentations and stakeholder engagement at the regional leadership level.

Managing Data for Business Growth Opportunities

12.00 – 12.30

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