Dominic Grainger, CEO, GroupM EMEA
Dominic Grainger is currently serving as EACA’s President. He became Managing Director of GroupM Europe, Middle East and Africa in January 2006 and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in October 2008. His media career started in 1997 when he joined CIA which was acquired by WPP as part of the Tempus acquisition in late 2001. In 2002, Dominic was appointed Chief Executive Officer of MEC Europe, Middle East and Africa before joining GroupM when it was established in the region in 2006. Grainger started his career at Price Waterhouse in 1987 where he advised a number of FTSE 100 companies and multinationals on mergers and acquisitions across Europe.
Claude Chauffiotte, MD, Accenture Interactive France
Claude has vast experience in the advertising industry, having become a shareholder of a marketing agency (YKA) already at the age of 23. Since then, he has had many roles in media agencies and marketing services with a focus on customer experience. Most recently, Chauffiotte has been CEO of the Relationship Marketing Group belonging to the JWT, finally merging the two together in 2011to launch the new JWT. In June 2016, he took lead of Accenture Interactive for France and Benelux as Managing Director. The agency offers expertise in service design, digital marketing, content and e-commerce and is ranked as the largest digital network by Ad Age in its 2016 report.
Jan Albrecht, MEP, European Parliament
Jan Philipp Albrecht is spokesperson for Justice and Home Affairs of the Greens/EFA in the European Parliament. He is the vice chair of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) and a substitute member of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO). During his first mandate between 2009 and 2014, he was rapporteur of the European Parliament for the General Data Protection Regulation. Before being elected to the Parliament, Jan Philipp Albrecht studied law at several universities in Europe with specialisation in IT law and was politically active with the Greens in a wide range of contexts.
Samuel Ellis, Head of Innovation, M&C Saatchi
Samuel Ellis heads up the M&C Saatchi Group’s Innovation business, focused on making materially significant inventions including comms, products, services and experiences. With over eight years’ integrated experience, Sam in the recent past has run the Virgin Holidays combined CRM, retail and social account, the integrated Invesco Perpetual account and the Jaguar Land Rover account. He has also had a two year stint as Chairman of IPA 44 Club, dedicated to inspiring young people in advertising. As well as being a dad of two, Sam runs an angel investment fund that has invested in start-ups, and mentors them through PwC and SwiftScale’s Future of Work accelerator program.
Lisa de Bonis, Executive Digital Director, Havas London
Lisa is Executive Digital Director of Havas London and Global Strategy Partner on GSK. Lisa believes that in order to deliver effective creative ideas in a digital world we need to change the way we work. We need to break down the siloes, both agency and client side, and design bespoke teams of creative, data and technology specialists around a shared project mission. Earlier this year, Lisa was a key figure and on-screen expert for the artificial intelligence project for ITV News, EagleAi, the world’s first AI to be used to predict voter behaviour for a live broadcast. And in June 2017, Lisa represented the UK in the Cyber Jury during the Cannes Lions Advertising Festival.
Elodie Prudhomme, Data Science Director, Publicis ETO, France
Elodie Prudhomme holds a Master’s degree in Sciences Sociology and has taught mathematics for two years. She started working at the French National Information Security Agency within the Prime Minister services in 2008, before joining the young startup Ezakus, a French pioneer in the area of Data Management Platforms as a Scientific Responsible in 2011. She joined Publicis-ETO as a Consulting Director three years later. Elodie was in charge of the development of Data-Science approaches for customers and participated in the definition of the Data-Science offer of ETO. She took the lead of the Data-Science Unit of this data-driven agency at the end of 2016.
Frederike Kaltheuner, Policy Officer, Privacy International
Frederike Kaltheuner is a policy officer with Privacy International in London, where she develops policy positions on data exploitation, AI and corporate use of data. In 2016, she was a Transatlantic Digital Fellow on cybersecurity and platform regulation with the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin and New America Foundation in Washington D.C. Previously, she worked with the Centre for Internet and Human Rights and as a technology reporter. Frederike holds an MSc in Internet Science from the University of Oxford and a BA in Philosophy and Politics from Maastricht University. She was previously a researcher at the University of Amsterdam and a visiting scholar at Bogazici University, Istanbul.
Wouter Vandenameele, Digital Strategy Director, PHD
Wouter has been the head of the digital department at PHD Media since the end of 2014. Besides happy clients, the company has received a lot of industry recognition: most nominated (and 2nd most awarded) agency at the 2016 AMMAs and most awarded at the 2017 AMMAs. Wouter started out in the advertising industry on the publisher side, in the Marketing Research & Development team at de Persgroep, before moving to account roles at BBDO and TBWA. Digital has always been at the core of his professional activities. During all of this he was also named Marketing Genius by The House of Marketing and was a guest lecturer at Ghent University.
Angela Mills Wade, Executive Director, European Publishers’ Council
A highly experienced lobbyist and consultant with over 30 years’ experience of media and advertising issues, Angela Mills Wade has been the Executive Director of the European Publishers' Council (EPC) lobby group since 1991. Angela holds a number of industry appointments including Chairman of the European Steering Group for Self-Regulation of Online Behavioural Advertising; Director of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance and Board Member (and former Vice-Chairman) of the European Advertising Standards Alliance. She is also Chairman of the UK Publishers Content Forum, Vice Chairman of the News Media Coalition and Joint-Chairman with the British Library of the Joint Committee on Legal Deposit. Angela is Director of Europe Analytica and Non-Executive Director of EurActiv plc. pan-European online publisher.
Mark Bembridge, CEO, Smartology
Mark founded the advertising technology company Smartology in 2013 and has spent over a decade developing cutting edge semantic technology solutions within publishing, social media and online advertising. Mark helped to establish SmartMatch as a new product to fuse the rapid growth of advertisers producing branded content and premium publisher’s need to distribute this with greater precision and record engagement. SmartMatch also solves privacy, brand safety and transparency issues for brands and publishers. To date, 80 of the world’s largest B2B brands have run the company’s campaigns on desktop and mobile and in 2016, it was awarded ‘Best Technology Platform of the Year’ at The British Media Awards.
Carl Erik Kjærsgaard, Chairman & Co-Founder, Blackwood Seven
Carl Erik is a serial-entrepreneur in the media-advertising and marketing industry. He is the founder and CEO of the innovative AI media analytics company Blackwood Seven. Carl Erik holds several board positions and with those, he has successfully launched several Danish companies in the US and European market. Served as a CEO at Grey Denmark (8 years), Grey Nordic (8 Years). Active in non-profit organizations.
Frances Robinson, Freelance Journalist
Frances Robinson is a freelance journalist based in London covering subjects from Brexit to night trains. She previously spent four years at the Wall Street Journal in Brussels covering the EU and Belgium. This involved everything from ECOFIN meetings to features on the future of Belgian fries. Her radio and TV appearances include Sky News, RTBF, CNBC, and the BBC World Service, and she has a wide experience of moderating panels for clients including the OECD, Google and Microsoft. She writes for publications including Politico, The Spectator and the Evening Standard Londoner's Diary.