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.
The last best experience that anyone has anywhere becomes the minimum expectation they want everywhere…
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.
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.
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.
An accomplished retail executive, Lynna Barrett has 15+ years extensive experience leading the e-commerce expansion strategy of companies including Cotton On Group, Best & Less and Billabong Group.
Currently the Chief Digital Officer of National Tiles, Lynna has led the dramatic digital transformation strategy of the business generating significant e-commerce sales growth, including propelling nationalities.com.au to the #1 ranking tile website in Australia. Inside Retail recently announced National Tiles as Runner Up for the 2019 Retailer Awards Customer Experience of the Year category.
Lynna’s consumer-centric mindset has been acquired through stakeholder roles across the retail and wholesale sector including digital pure play and omni-channel formats. Her wealth of retail experience across all functions has contributed significantly to building highly profitable end-to-end operating models and go-to market e-commerce strategies. She credits her success to her hands on approach, insight driven decision-making and relentless pursuit to improve and challenge the status quo.
She is passionate about communicating her vision and gaining buy in and trust from key stakeholders to inspire and turn vision into a reality, partnering with each function to innovate and evolve to meet the rapid changes in consumer behaviour. She is considered by her colleagues to be the catalyst of change and goes the extra mile to develop and promote young talent and provide mentoring and guidance to industry newcomers.
Lynna is an alumni of Chief Executive Women (CEW), the pre-eminent organisation representing Australia’s most senior women leaders from the corporate, public service, academic and not-for-profit sectors.
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.
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.
A broadcast media executive with more than 15 years’ experience in business transformation and management, Rebecca Kent has led project teams and business strategy across Europe, the United States and in the Asia-Pacific region.
Kent joined Discovery Communications in 2013 as Vice President, Global Business Operations and was instrumental in managing the integration of newly acquired businesses. In 2016, Rebecca was appointed Vice President, Business Operations, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, leading the Business Transformation, PMO and Ad Sales Operations teams. Most recently in 2017, Rebecca took on the role of Vice President, General Manager – Australia, New Zealand & Pacific Islands.
With a strong background in business development and change management, Rebecca is experienced in optimising operational and integrative processes, developing strategic initiatives and commercial strategies to drive growth in alignment with business objectives.
In her current GM role, Rebecca also oversees Discovery’s operations in Australia, New Zealand and across the Pacific Islands, and is responsible for the strategic direction and management of Discovery’s business initiatives and future growth opportunities for the product portfolio of over 13 brands. These include global brands such as Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC, Discovery Turbo, Food Network, HGTV, and Eurosport.
Heath Irving is Head of Programmatic and Partnerships, AUNZ at Unruly, where he uses his programmatic expertise to deliver better outcomes for advertisers and guide them on their programmatic journey. Heath is passionate about using data and tech to drive tangible value for his clients, and innovation within the industry.
Heath is a senior media professional with over 7 years’ experience in digital and programmatic advertising. Having worked with global and local brands in roles across ad tech, publishing and agency land, Heath’s experience spans both the buy and sell sides of the industry.
He has built a reputation as an expert in cross screen programmatic advertising, including TV, video, audio and proximity. In his previous role as Screens Strategist at Amplifi, Heath was responsible for building out bespoke solutions to solve the business challenges of Dentsu’s tier one clients
Having worked across many facets of the digital landscape for over ten years, Mark now specialises in Branded Video Content. For the last four years Mark has written and produced videos for some the largest advertisers Domestically, and Internationally.
As Head of Content for Hoozu, Mark oversees the video arm, which includes creative development and production as well as having a strong involvement in Hoozu Connect; Hoozu’s new short form video platform that specialises in 7-15 second video ad placements.
Vice President of Content Production Kim Havens joined Joystick after over a decade of in-house leadership at major entertainment studios. In a short time she's added value with clients and partners alike, including spearheading Joystick’s thriving YouTube creative partnership.
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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