Gian Fulgoni co-founded comScore in 1999 and helped grow it to become a global leader in digital analytics with $2 Billion in market value. Previously, he led IRI through a period of dramatic growth, from $2 million in annual revenue in 1980 when he joined, to $500 million annually in 1998 and a market value of $1.4 Billion along the way.


Digital Prophet,

David Shing is AOL’s Digital Prophet. He spends most of his time watching the future take shape across the vast online landscape. The rest he spends talking to people about where things are headed, and how we can get the most out of it. He also identifies new areas of opportunity for AOL and collaborates with the agency and marketing teams to develop creative brand engagement. While his job as prophet has never given him cause to carry a staff or wear a robe, he does give in to the occasional pair of sandals. He lives in New York with his wife Lia.


Senior Director, Advertising,
IHS Technology

Daniel Knapp is a Senior Director at IHS, where he oversees the global advertising research, consulting and forecasting practice.  His key research areas include media market disruption, the re-architecting of the media industry through data-driven approaches, publishers’ digital innovation strategies, platform economics, advertising technology, and media M&A. His insights have appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian, Le Monde, Variety and other international newspapers and industry journals.

Sarah Mansfield

VP Global Media,

Sarah Mansfield started at Unilever in June 2012. She is now responsible for the European, LATIN American Media Function and Global Media Operations, and a total media spend of circa 1 billion euros. Through media thought leadership, innovation and creativity, she supports local markets in building best in class media plans, leveraging media partnerships and developing operational capabilities. She is proud to be awarded Drum Digital Trading Leader 2015 and was honoured as a 2016 Female Icon of the advertising industry by Cosmopolitan.

John Montgomery

EVP, Global Brand Safety

In his role, John works closely with GroupM’s digital and media experts, taking best practices for online safety and viewability and implementing them in global markets. Focused on digital safety in the inventory supply chain, John works tirelessly to help clients ensure their messages are 100% viewable, in brand-safe environments, with a consumer-friendly experience. John has more than two decades of experience in the media industry, specifically with WPP, and is viewed widely as a top digital innovator. John is chairman of the 4A’s Media Leadership Council, and co-chairman of the TAG anti-piracy initiative.

Chris Clarke

Chief Creative Officer
International DigitasLBi

As Chief Creative Officer international at DigitasLBi he has a global remit for creative, planning & the agency Brand. As part of the DigitasLBi executive management team Chris also drives the strategic vision of the company. Since joining in September 2008, Chris has helped win major new business with clients such as Sony, Coke, and Samsung. Chris is a Campaign magazine A lister, one of their top 20 Creative Directors for 2011 and 2012 and in 2014 was named in the Drum as one of the top 100 most influential people in advertising.

Nigel Gilbert

VP Development

Digital media pioneer, Nigel Gilbert leads AppNexus‘ commercial efforts across Europe, including the Paris & Hamburg offices. Prior to joining AppNexus, he served as Head of Orange Ad Market (UK & FR) for France Telecom. He was responsible for all commercial operations at Orange Ad Market, the real-time bidding (RTB) exchange.

Stephan Noller

Managing Director
ubirch GmbH

Stephan Noller is a German internet-entrepreneur, founder/CEO of nugg.ad.

Anita Caras

International Research Director

Anita Caras is responsible for leading a team of high performing insight professionals spanning all markets outside the US.  Under her direction, the team are responsible for delivering consumer insights and data assets that generate demand, support International revenue commitments and help build AOL’s brand equity in the digital advertising space.

Anne Goodman

SVP, Sales Enablement and Advertising Technology
BBC Worldwide

Anne is Senior Vice-President of Sales Enablement and Advertising Technology at BBC Advertising, a division of BBC Worldwide that handles the BBC’s commercial business outside of the UK. She is responsible for the global marketing and sales enablement activities that support sales teams across BBC World News, BBC.com, BBC World Service and BBC Worldwide brands.

Constantine Kamaras

Chairman of the Board of directors  
IAB Europe

A founder of IAB Greece in 2001 and co-founder of IAB Europe in 2002, Constantine currently serves as IAB Europe’s Chairman of the Board of Directors since May 2013. He is also an adviser to OPA Europe, working with a select group of premium content providers 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 & Business Development as well as Corporate and Brand Communications.

Thomas Duhr

Vice President 
IAB Germany/BVDW

Thomas Duhr, born in Wuppertal Germany in 1964, studied Biology and Economics at Cologne University. He began his career at Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt GmbH, where he held a variety of positions in their Product Management department. In 2000, as Executive Officer, he was responsible for the setup of the Internet-TV-Start-Up beTVeen.com. In 2002 he joined WEB.DE AG, now United Internet Media GmbH, as Executive Sales Manager. He was jointly responsible for the company’s Operations as well as Finance. He has been Executive Vice President at IP Deutschland since November 2012 focusing on data  technology. Additionally, Thomas Duhr is Vice President of Bundesverband Digitale Wirtschaft (BVDW) overseeing activities in data, technology and policy.

Trevor Hughes

President and CEO 

Trevor Hughes is the president and CEO of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). In this role, Hughes leads the world’s largest association of data protection & privacy professionals. A native of Canada, Hughes is an experienced attorney in privacy, technology and marketing law. He previously served as the Director of Privacy at Engage—one of the first privacy professionals in the online advertising industry. He was a founding board member and Executive Director of the Network Advertising Initiative, the original self-regulatory program for the online advertising industry, and founder of the Email Sender and Provider Coalition. Hughes has contributed to media outlets such as the New York Times, TechCrunch and WIRED and is co-author, with D. Reed Freeman of Privacy Law in Marketing. He is also an adjunct professor of law at the University of Maine School of Law.

Dino Bongartz

CEO (Vice-Chair IAB Europe Programmatic Trading Committee, IAB Europe) 
The Adex

Dino Bongartz studied economics at the University of Marburg. During his studies, he founded mediasquares in 2001 and in the next 4 years he established the company, as one of the TOP 5 Sales houses in Europe. Mediasquares worked for websites and clients like Axel Springer, Coca Cola, NBA.com, Vodafone, sport1.de. Since 2005 he is an Investor in multiple Tech, Adtech and Software Companies. He is Founder of ADEX, the leading European Data Management Platform and serves the IAB Europe as Vice Chairman of the Programmatic Board.

Marc Sier


Marc Sier is Chief Operating Officer at Admeira, Switzerland´s leading advertising sales and technology provider. He has co-lead the foundation of the company and is now responsible for Technology, Finance, Innovation and Transformation. He has been active in the Telecoms, Media and Technology space for more than 15 years and has shaped the strategic agenda of companies in more than 40 countries around the world. Prior to working for Admeira, Marc served as the VP Strategy & Business Development for Swisscom and held senior positions in the strategy consulting space. He currently serves on the board of several ad tech companies in Europe.

Townsend Feehan

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.

Nicola Mendelsohn


Nicola has been active in the advertising industry since 1992. The Daily Telegraph has called her “the most powerful woman in the British tech industry.

Philipp von Hilgers

Managing Director

Philipp von Hilgers is Managing Director at Meetrics, a Berlin-based company for web analytics and the measurement of online reading activities. Before founding Meetrics with his brother Max von Hilgers, Hendrik Schumacher and Felix Badura in 2008 he built his expertise in user interface engineering and experimental systems, working at institutions such as Max Planck Institute for History of Science, Princeton University, MIT and Harvard. Phlipp van Hilgers holds a PhD in Media Science.

Jeffrey Cole

Founder and Director
Center for the Digital Future

Jeffrey Cole has been at the forefront of media and technology issues for over 30 years. As founding director and CEO of the Center for the Digital Future (affiliated with the Annenberg School at USC) he runs the World Internet Project (WIP), the largest global project tracking digital use in over 30 countries. He regularly advises government leaders and CEOs of some of the world’s largest entertainment, media, retail and sports companies.

Dave Grimaldi

EVP, Public Policy

Dave Grimaldi is Executive Vice President for Public Policy at IAB, and is based out of the Washington, D.C. office. He leads the the IAB policy team, which advocates on behalf of IAB member companies before Congress, federal agencies, and involves direct lobbying, political fundraising, issue campaigns, and policy development.

Nicolas Bidon

Global President

Nicolas Bidon is Global President of Xaxis, responsible for guiding overall company strategy, growth and client development as well as driving growth for Xaxis specialist companies Triad Retail Media, Light Reaction, Bannerconnect and plista.  He previously served as CEO, EMEA for Xaxis. Nicolas has extensive knowledge of the Xaxis business having served as Managing Director, United Kingdom for three years prior to his joining plista as Global CEO.  As MD, UK, he led three years of high double digit growth for Xaxis, establishing the UK as the company’s second largest market globally.  Nicolas joined Xaxis from Yahoo! where he was director of brand display for EMEA.  In this position he was responsible for shaping the regional strategy for display solutions and video, and for developing innovative, multi-screen offerings for brand advertisers across desktop, tablet and mobile.  Nicolas has worked in software, media and technology for more than 20 years with tenures in San Francisco, London and Switzerland.

Nick Reid

Managing Director

Nick Reid boasts almost two decades of experience in the UK media industry, having started his career at DoubleClick in 1999 when it was still just an ad sales house. Since that time, his career has taken him to some of the hottest brands and agencies in Europe, including four years at Mindshare managing accounts such as Volvo, Nike and Three mobile, Emap, where he became Sales Director on their digital team and as Head of Sales for MySpace, where he established the sales team in the UK and was one of the first ten employees this side of the Atlantic. Prior to joining TubeMogul in 2013, Nick was VP Advertising at Adjug when it was purchased by IgnitionOne – and where he subsequently became Managing Director. The last 4 years at TubeMogul has seen the transition from start-up, to becoming a Public business, post IPO in 2014, to being acquired now by Adobe at the end of 2106. Nick is a graduate of Leeds University where he read Philosophy.

Guy Phillipson


n 2017 Guy Phillipson was appointed Chairman of the Hearst-owned digital advertising agency iCrossing UK, whose key clients include Barclays Bank, L’Oreal and Marks & Spencer. Guy’s career-defining role was as trade body CEO at the Internet Advertising Bureau UK (IAB), from 2005, spanning a period of explosive growth in digital media. Under Guy’s leadership, the IAB inspired marketers, agencies and publishers alike to take full advantage of the opportunities afforded by digital media – as, in turn, Web 2.0, social media, video, programmatic display, and mobile advertising evolved to dominate marketing communications. By 2016 digital ad spend represented 50% of all ad investment in the UK, totaling £10 billion. Prior to focusing on digital media at iCrossing and the IAB, Guy gained broad media experience as Head of Advertising at Vodafone UK and in other marketing roles at The Marketing Store, Barclays Bank and The Granada Group. A man of eclectic interests – from jazz to theatre, from cycling to birds – Guy divides his time between Oxfordshire and the Isle of Wight, with his wife, Rebecca. They have two children, Susannah and Jasmine.

Ari Paparo


Ari Paparo is the CEO of Beeswax, an ad tech start-up in New York that has created the industry’s first Bidder-as-a-Service platform. Previously, Ari has held a number of product leadership positions in the ad tech and marketing tech sectors, most recently as EVP of Product Management for Bazaarvoice, a publicly traded SaaS company that enables retailers and brands to better connect to their consumers through ratings, reviews, photos and other user generated content. Formerly, he was the Director of Product Management at Google’s DoubleClick business and the head of product management for AppNexus. Ari is well known in the online advertising community for his authorship of the VAST (Video Ad Serving Template) specification for online video and his development of an online gross ratings point (GRP) model for Nielsen. He is a frequent contributor to BusinessInsider and other industry publications as well as a speaker at advertising industry conferences.

Neil Bowman

VP, Advertising Technology
BBC Advertising

Neil Bowman is the Vice-President of Advertising Technology for BBC Advertising. He is responsible for the technical direction and integration of all ad platforms across the globe. This includes responsibility for ad serving, programmatic, data management and warehousing,  new ad format and site monitoring across BBC’s international TV, radio and digital portfolio. Prior to joining the BBC, Neil held senior roles in technology, product and operations at AOL Advertising where he ran a team of specialists focussing on adserving technology, video, mobile platforms and audience targeting for their O&O properties. He has also held technical and operational positions at Trinity Mirror and Carlton Interactive.

Oliver Kanders

Director Market Building & Marketing

Oliver Kanders is Director of Market Building and Marketing at zeotap and a certified Systemic and Speaker Coach. On a global mission to advocate the value of deterministic data and more relevant advertising for consumers, Oliver spends most of the year travelling across the world helping large agencies, brands and publishers give birth to powerful data innovations. Before zeotap, Oliver worked for the Executive Boards of Handelsblatt Publishing Group, Bertelsmann Media Group and the Berlin-based incubator HitFox Group.

Anthony Rhind

Chief operating Officer 

ANTHONY RHIND is Beamly COO.  Beamly offer digital marketing services encompassing creativity, omnichannel development & media optimisation, with a core philosophy commitment to marketing science.  Beamly is wholly owned by Coty Inc. Prior to joining Beamly, Anthony has spent over 20 years working in ‘AdTech’ & Media Agencies.  His background in strategy, digital & technology has fueled a conviction that the integration of creativity, data & automation can revolutionise how marketing drives consumer utility & business value.