Ana is an accomplished entrepreneur, versatile executive and digital technology innovator. As principal and co-founder of Sparrow Advisers, Ana helps marketers and C-suite executives build effective data products and operationalize data assets to drive more value in a customer-centric, cross-channel environment.
Tom continues to innovate digital marketing by co-founding UNlshd, the world's first creative business built on the Blockchain, he's an Executive Creative Director with 20+ years of global experience leading teams and creating internationally awarded creative ideas that work hard for brands. Content creator, strategist, digital and mobile innovator, entrepreneur, educator and author and pixel-pusher extraordinaire. One of the most awarded creative directors in the world from Cannes Lions, Tom’s clients have included Toyota, General Mills, Lexus, Guinness, Burton Snowboards, P&G, Bank of America and Tamara Mellon. Tom's work has been awarded more than 500 times globally and his design, interactive and typographical work is in the Museum Of Modern Art and Smithsonian Design Collections. UNlshd is currently working with Blockchain and digital businesses in the USA, Europe and Australasia.
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Roger is focused on moving companies from a product view to total relationship view of the customer and the customer needs. Communication and engagement shifts from ‘company or brand driven campaigns’ through to personalised, continuous and frequent conversations that are personalised, relevant and customer based. Delivering real time feedback immediately after the interaction and measures sentiment across all channels. Providing insights in the next best conversation and service delivery.
The connected digital platform approach delivers a core base program for conversation management based on a single customer view. This enables integration of messaging across all digital and offline channels. All happening in a seamless, efficient and, in some cases, an automated digitally agile environment.
With 10+ years digital experience, Adele has carved out a reputation as one of the top authorities on programmatic media trading in Australia and the broader APAC region.
Securing a role at ninemsn in the digital sales team after finishing University, Adele got her first taste of the power of technology in the digital ecosystem, running and optimising performance campaigns using Atlas. For Adele, technology has allowed her to develop a childhood love of solving puzzles into a career focused on tackling complex issues for digital publishers.
Joining Yahoo!7, Adele found and lead its Direct Response business, using one of the first real time trading platforms RightMedia. In the three and a half years that followed, Adele rose to head of regional operations leading a team of 10 across APAC and building an outstanding reputation among many of the most distinguished media owners in the market.
Adele is currently Managing Director for Australia & New Zealand at Index Exchange.
Rob Leach is a results driven business leader with over 20 years experience in the advertising and media industry. He completed an Economics degree at Oxford Brookes University and has since worked for some of the world's largest media brands including BSkyB, Newscorp and BBC Worldwide. Rob has an impressive track record of launching and growing digital businesses, leading high performing teams and delivering profitable strategic solutions.
This includes launching Interactive TV Advertising at BSkyB, MCN Connect Australia (Foxtel's online and interactive advertising division) and the BBC Global iPlayer. Rob is a thought leader in the monetisation of content across converging digital platforms. He is an accomplished industry spokesperson with international experience and has spoken at conferences and events across the UK, Europe, the USA, South Africa and ANZ. Rob currently lives in Sydney, Australia, where he is General Manager, Asia Pacific, for Kargo.
Ricky is currently Managing Director of Unruly AUNZ, where he believes in utilising consumer research, actionable insight and market awareness, to help his clients supercharge their digital video campaigns and drive business impact.
Having worked in the industry for over 15 years, Ricky has extensive experience on both the buy and sell sides of the advertising fence. Throughout his career at media agencies and publishers, he has worked with major global and local brands within FMCG, Auto, Finance, Retail as well as other prominent categories.
Ricky is a passionate advocate of innovation to improve the consumer experience, and has continually strived to push the boundaries for his organisation in an ever-changing digital landscape.
In his previous role as Chief Investment Officer for Maxus, Ricky oversaw all major investment across the agency. He upskilled his team to become leaders in media mix modelling - in turn helping their clients to drive efficiencies through screen agnostic planning and fluid investment across the media mix.
I am passionate about leading innovation in the world of marketing and communications. Innovation that leads to an inspiring workplace for internal teams, a rewarding partnership for clients and a profitable business for the overall agency.
With experience spanning all types of marketing agencies (from Brand, to Creative ATL, to Digital, to CRM and to Media), I have been part of marketing leadership teams for the past 12 years.
A strategist originally by trade, I have progressed to leading agency teams across Strategy, Search, Digital Media, UX, Data, Digital Production and Programmatic.
Despite my move into more leadership positions in recent times, I have never lost my passion for the work. Keeping a hands-on role in the development of award winning campaigns (including Cannes, Cristal and Festival of Media). Inspiring great talent to produce outstanding work is what continues to excite me about this industry. I believe if the work and servicing of clients is a top priority, the profitable success will always follow.
The Trade Desk powers the most sophisticated buyers in advertising technology. Founded by the pioneers of real-time bidding, The Trade Desk has become the fastest growing demand-side platform in the industry by offering agencies, aggregators, and their advertisers best-in-class technology to manage display, social, mobile, and video advertising campaigns.
Throughout his career Chi has worked in a global capacity including time in Hong Kong, New York & Australia & has collaborated with some of the biggest agencies, individuals and brands across the globe.
As Managing Director, APAC, Kenny is responsible for overseeing MightyHive’s sales and operations across Asia and Australia & New Zealand. Kenny was the first MightyHive hire in APAC and since joining the team, has been directly responsible for accelerating MightyHive’s growth across the region.
Zane has previously worked with multiple ad exchanges, ad networks, DSP’s, DMP’s and SSP’s as a digital marketer. He is a member of the IAB Board and frequently lectures at Unitec on programmatic topics. Zane brings his overseas experience in media planning and traffic management along with a strong knowledge of social media strategy. He heads the ad ops team from end-to-end campaign management, daily optimisation, strategy development, reporting and account management.
Arnaud Calonne is an adtech specialist with a track record in business development over 17 years across the UK, France and New Zealand. As Sales Director of Verizon Media New Zealand, Arnaud leads the growing ad-tech business, which encompasses the only local team of programmatic specialists in the country. Prior to his role with Verizon Media, Arnaud launched Adrider, a successful Performance Ad Network and Social Media Agency in Paris in 2005. When he moved to New Zealand in 2011, he sold the business to Havas Media, France.
Jack has long held a passion for OOH. Recognizing the digital shift fueling the category’s growth and creative possibilities, he joined LUMO Digital Outdoor 12 months ago following a 7-year agency spell, most recently as Client Lead at Mindshare. Jack is responsible for managing key agency partnerships, positioning LUMO’s distinct technology and creative offering in market, educating agencies on standards in OOH transparency and accountability and build smarter more engaging DOOH campaigns for brands.
Ryf enjoys a strong network across the Asia Pacific region which he has cultivated across his career. He holds an MBA from the University of Otago Business School and is passionate about change and the continual learning required to keep ahead of the curve.
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