Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
EACA 2018
By filling out the form, you consent to EACA sending monthly newsletters about our activities and notifications about event discounts using the MailChimp platform. No information will be passed on to other third parties or made public. You will have a right to unsubscribe at any point. Should you have any questions, please contact



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.

<br />
<strong> Liam Brennan, </strong><br />
Global Director of Innovation Programmes, <br /> <strong> MediaCom<br /></strong>UK

Liam Brennan, Global Director of Innovation Programmes, MediaCom

Liam is Global Director of Innovation Programmes at MediaCom, where he is helping develop business & digital transformation agendas with some of MediaCom’s largest clients through the use data, technology and start-ups. Liam has previously led the digital strategy for brands such as The Coca-Cola Company, Adidas Group, ASOS, Red Bull and Airbnb.

Rory Sutherland, Vice Chairman, O&M Group UK & Executive Creative Director, OgilvyOne

Rory is Vice Chairman, an attractively vague job title which has allowed him to co-found Ogilvychange, a behavioral science practice. Rory co-heads a team of psychology graduates who look for "butterfly effects" – small contextual changes which can have enormous effects on the decisions people make - in consumer behavior. Before founding Ogilvychange, Rory was a copywriter and creative director at Ogilvy for over 20 years, having joined as a graduate trainee in 1988. He has variously been President of the IPA, Chair of the Judges for the Direct Jury at Cannes, and has spoken at TED Global. He writes regular columns for the Spectator, Market Leader and Impact, and also occasional pieces for Wired.

Rory Headshot Colour Change 16
Jenn Kaiser

Jennifer Kaiser, Head of Ads PR EMEA, Google

Jennifer Kaiser is Head of Ads PR for Google & YouTube in Europe, Middle East & Africa. In this role, Jennifer helps communicate how Google Ads can help businesses of any size connect with their customers using display, video, search and mobile advertising. Jennifer steers product launches, campaigns and events by executing communications planning and counsel, media relations, key message development, and issues management.

Claude Chaffiotte, Managing Director, 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, Chaffiotte 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.

<br />
<strong> Claude Chaffiotte, </strong><br />
Managing Director, <br /> <strong> Accenture Interactive  <br /></strong>France
<br />
<strong> Jan Philipp Albrecht, </strong><br />
Member of the European Parliament <br /> </strong>Germany

Jan Philipp 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.

Ulrich Proeschel, VP Business Development, TBWA\Europe Global Business Development, TBWA\Digital Arts Network Worldwide

Ulrich initiates valuable partnerships and collaboration, by connecting talent, clients and prospects. He believes passionately that client-agency relationships can achieve stunning success if they are built on strong foundations. That means creating tailor-made teams using all the capabilities the network has to offer; whether blending local and global talent or giving a strong local team access to worldwide resources. By listening, understanding and shaping the pitch process, Ulrich helps to assemble customized solutions that enable brands to play a formative role in contemporary culture. He began his career with Mercedes-Benz in Stuttgart. Prior to joining TBWA 15 years ago, he worked as Director of Marketing and Communications for Razorfish.

<br />
<strong> Ulrich Proeschel, </strong><br />VP Business Development, TBWA\Europe Global Business Development, TBWA\Digital Arts Network Worldwide, <br /> <strong> TBWA <br /></strong>Germany
<br />
<strong> Lisa de Bonis, </strong><br />
Executive Digital Director, <br /> <strong> Havas London<br /></strong>

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.

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.

<br />
<strong> Frederike Kaltheuner, </strong><br />
Policy Officer, <br /> <strong> Privacy International <br /></strong>Germany
<br />
<strong> Wouter Vandenameele, </strong><br />
Digital Strategy Director, <br /> <strong> PHD<br /></strong>Belgium

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.

<br />
<strong> Angela Mills Wade, </strong><br />
Executive Director, <br /> <strong> European Publishers’ Council<br /></strong>UK

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.

<br />
<strong> Samuel Ellis, </strong><br />
Business Director Innovation, <br /> <strong> M&C Saatchi <br /></strong>

Samuel Ellis, Innovation Director and Consultant, Freelancer/M&C Saatchi

Until recently, Samuel Ellis headed 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. He is currently completing an EMBA at Imperial College Business School in London whilst he explores new opportunities and projects.

Lucilla Sioli, Head of Unit of Digital Economy & Skills, European Commission

Ms Lucilla Sioli is the Head of the "Digital economy and skills" unit within Directorate-General CONNECT. Her unit monitors trends and performance in the digital economy, is responsible for country monitoring in digital in the context of the European Semester, for the publication of the Digital Economy and Society Index and of the Digital Scoreboard. The unit also manages the oversight of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition which addresses the impact of ICT on labour markets. She holds a PhD in economics from the University of Southampton and one from the Catholic University of Milan and has been a civil servant with the European Commission since 1997.

<br />
<strong> Lucilla Sioli, </strong><br />
Head of Unit of Digital Economy & Skills, <br /> <strong> European Commission<br /></strong>Italy
Paul Springer

Paul Springer, Director, School of Communications at Falmouth University

Professor Paul Springer is a writer/educator on innovation in digital communications. He is Director of the School of Communications at Falmouth University, the UK’s leading Arts Uni. Before that he was Associate Dean: External Development at the University of East London where he led on partnerships including Samsung and Zee TV. Springer works with adTech and creative firms in preparing employees – and clients – for the opportunities afforded by digital technologies. He was also Lead Consultant for Saudi Arabia's first specialist college of communications, involving a number of education and global advertising groups. He founded the research group Adcoms for Bucks New University in the UK, and has authored three books.

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.

<br />
<strong>Frances Robinson, </strong><br />
Freelance Journalist <br />UK

Supported by


+32 2 740 07 10