2016 Speakers

Kenny Jacobs
Kenny Jacobs
CMO
RyanAir

Kenny leads the marketing team at Ryanair, Europe’s biggest and the world’s leading low-cost airline. He is responsible for sales, marketing and customer service at Ryanair. With extensive experience in driving marketing and brand strategies at some of the biggest online retailers including Moneysupermarket and Tesco, and also German based retailer, Metro Group in several marketing roles across Europe & Asia, he is ideally placed to discuss how the online distribution network is changing now and in the future.

Debbie Hulme
Debbie Hulme
Vice President, Customer Experience
Virgin Atlantic

From one of the most innovative and well loved airlines, Debbie is responsible for owning and leading the development of the customer experience strategy at Virgin Atlantic. With the success the company had with their in flight connectivity and experience, she is the force behind the proposition, commissioning and delivering improvements to the customer experience. She monitors and optimises satisfaction levels, as well as protecting return on investment for the airline.

Nick White
Nick White
Group Digital Director
Thomas Cook Airlines
Currently leading the digital transformation of Thomas Cook Group Airlines, across 15 markets and 4 airlines. Nick previously spent 5 years at John Lewis and Waitrose, so is well placed to share his leaning’s across categories and sectors as to how to drive the digital agenda and deliver great and differentiated customer experiences.
Romain Roulleau
Romain Roulleau
Senior VP eCommerce & Digital Services
AccorHotels

Romain is in charge of the global development of Accor hotels’ direct sales on the web and of all the digital solutions. His responsibilities cover the multi-brand portal Accorhotels.com and the 13 brands’ websites in 17 languages, all together generating over €2 billion turnover. He focuses on defining the strategy for web sales made through the Accorhotels.com and implementing the animation of all e- commerce websites, their content, new services, development of the web traffic, as well as the mobile site and apps.

Raul Álvarez Barrera
Raul Álvarez Barrera
Director, E-Commerce & Mobile Product Development
The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
As the head of the eCommerce and Mobile Product Development Area, I am responsible for managing all eCommerce projects, supporting and optimizing the main KPIs in our most important company brands, Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson (among others) going beyond the obvious while focusing our attention on the core components of our business according to the 4D Strategy: Develop Talent, Delight Guests, Drive Business & Deliver Results. Leading the Carlson Rezidor digital transformation and making the business strategy as a reference in the hospitality industry.
Sarah Fussey
Sarah Fussey
Director, Marketing
Best Western

Sarah works with the 280 independent hotels that make up the ‘Hotels with Personality’ brand for Best Western. She has extensive experience in marketing strategices, communication, product development and developing partnerships in the leisure, tourism and charity sector.Her role is to challenge conventional hotel marketing and focus firmly on delivering the leading customer experience in hotels and online with inspiring data-led campaigns.

Verane Brissaud
Verane Brissaud
E-commerce and Direct Sales Manager
Air France

Verane leads the direct and online sales for AirFrance KLM. She has extensive experience and a strong track record in Marketing, PR, Social Media and E-commerce, and over 10 years management experience in travel. At Air France KLM, Verane’s projects have included the launch of a bloggers’ Club and the implementation of a social media campaign that generated over 30M impressions on Twitter alone with a minimal budget.

Marco Fanton
Marco Fanton
Global Head, Social Media
Meliá Hotels International

Marco has over 14 years of experience marketing and developing on the digital environments. His current position at one of Europe's top 10 hotels involves developing the strategic development and implementation of all major social media initiatives for the Meliá Hotels brands globally.

Simon Yule
Simon Yule
Digital Marketing Manager
SAS (Scandinavian Airlines)

Simon leads the planning, execution and optimisation of all digital projects and digital media channels across SAS’s European markets, along with significant strategic involvement in the US and Asia/Pacific markets. He is responsible for the digital media strategy and Real Time Bidding/Programmatic media buying (using Demand Side Platforms/data-driven algorithms to buy digital media inventory across exchanges) for all of SAS’s international markets; Europe, US, and Asia/Pacific, as well as mapping out digital marketing strategies that help track, report, attribute and optimise key digital channels to increase both site traffic and revenue.

Terri Scriven
Terri Scriven
Industry Head, Hospitality
Google

Terri has been with Google for four years working initially with the largest global travel advertisers and now partners with UK based hotels, accommodation, holiday parks, tourist boards and online travel agencies to help them build brands and sell more holidays or room nights online. She has more than 15 years of online strategy and advertising experience, having worked in consulting at Deloitte where she helped travel and media clients navigate the digital transformation and make e-commerce and online advertising key revenue streams.

Dan Reed
Dan Reed
Senior Director, Global Merchandising
Expedia

Dan is responsible for leading the Global Merchandising team for the Global Expedia Brand Group which includes Expedia, Travelocity and WOTIF brands. The team includes members in 7 different countries to ensure regional relevancy while reaching global scale. The function is responsible for driving efficient traffic, shifting traffic share to lower cost channels, working directly with supply teams to create compelling product offerings tied to engaging campaigns for our customers.

Anna Sawbridge
Anna Sawbridge
Industry Head, Travel
Google

Anna has particular responsibility for transportation including Airlines, Rail, Car hire, and Ferries. Her role entails supporting client marketing teams and agencies achieve their strategy and marketing goals through the identification of latest trends in consumer behaviour and technology adoption. She also facilitates workshops for C-level audiences, to support development of brand, video, mobile and social strategies.

Stefan Petzinger
Stefan Petzinger
VP, EU Brand Marketing
KAYAK

Stefan leads KAYAK’s brand marketing function in Europe. He is responsible for creating strategy and content to help familiarise a European audience with the travel tools KAYAK offers to its users. Stefan's vast experience includes living and working abroad in the US, Netherlands, Germany and China, making him the perfect fit to discuss growing a global business with today's fast-evolving consumer in mind.

Richard Twynam
Richard Twynam
Managing Director
Azamara Club Cruises

Richard is Azamara Club Cruise’s first UK Managing Director, reporting direct to the President and CEO. Having achieved a number of awards including the highest level of UK guests and revenue in the brands history, best specialist Cruise Line and best technological innovation, Richard will be discussing how he established Azamara as the leading digital luxury cruise line in the UK and how he continues to drive this with the help of virtual reality for training and consumers.

Joel Brandon-Bravo
Joel Brandon-Bravo
UK Managing Director
Travelzoo

Richard is fully responsible for Travelzoo's business direction and growth across Europe. The company has seven offices in 4 countries and nearly 8 million members signed up to receive Travelzoo’s deals. Leading one of Europe’s largest meta-search organisations, he is the ideal candidate to discuss global travel trends and insights based on extensive knowledge of both the travel and media sectors.

Fergus Boyd
Fergus Boyd
Group Director/VP of Digital & IT
Yotel

Fergus is responsible for all digital strategy and services (web, mobile, social), IT innovation, and all back end and guest-facing technology including support of current hotels and strategic direction for IT in the cabins and shared spaces in our newer hotels. He is a serial digital entrepreneur and technology transformation agent and led award-winning IT, eCommerce and innovation initiatives in Virgin Atlantic and British Airways. He has set-up and managed high-performing teams covering in-flight entertainment, telecoms, web, mobile, live chat, innovation, agile IT development, analytics and social media.

Mariano Dima
Mariano Dima
Chief Marketing Officer
HomeAway

Mariano has held leadership roles at some of the world’s most recognisable brands, including PepsiCo, Inc., Vodafone, Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) and Visa Europe Ltd— a career that has spanned 20 years and multiple continents. Most recently, he served as the CMO for Visa Europe where he oversaw the brand’s strategic marketing, brand communications, advertising, sponsorships and insights and analytics. His seven-year tenure with the company was punctuated by the wildly popular 2012 Olympic-integrated marketing campaign, "Life flows better with Visa”.

Hugh Aitken
Hugh Aitken
Director
Skyscanner

Hugh leads the commercial team, spanning EMEA, the Americas and Asia Pacific, responsible for forging strategic relationships with partners across the travel industry and beyond. Under his guidance over 400 partners are now powered by Skyscanner for Business through the White Label and API products. Additionally, Hugh has taken to market a range of unique analytical tools which provide partners with a unique insight into travel demand and trends. Hugh has previously spoken at ITB Asia and World Routes 2015.

Jennifer Streidt-Hilgart
Jennifer Streidt-Hilgart
Project Lead, Pre-/Retargeting & Ancillaries
Lufthansa

Jennifer leads a team of 11 marketing professionals at Lufthansa. Her team is responsible for defining and implementing re- and pre-targeting processes and optimising lufthansa.com. Increasingly her focus is on improving the online customer experience and usability and other processes including project planning (MS Project), work breakdown documents, requirement engineering, testing, and tracking.

Eugen Triebelhorn
Eugen Triebelhorn
Head, Business Development
GetYourGuide
Tamara Strauss
Tamara Strauss
Director Marketing & PR, UK & ROI
Royal Caribbean International

Tamara is leading the marketing, communications and distribution teams in the United Kingdom and Ireland, with the goal of bringing the Royal Caribbean International brand to a wider audience, with a special emphasis on the guests new to cruising. Her strategic, commercial and operational marketing experience in the travel and hospitality sector, focused on delivering demonstrable results in complex multi-site environments, makes her a perfect presenter on how to market complex products in a digestible and engaging way.

Dirk Ebbighausen
Dirk Ebbighausen
AVP, Online Sales & Digital Transformation
Luxair

Dirk studied communication science in Hanover. From 2002 until early 2012, he worked in various roles for Lufthansa in New York, Singapore and Frankfurt. From 2012 to 2015, he was Head of Marketing, eCommerce for Thomas Cook Central Europe, shuttling between Frankfurt and London. In Summer 2015, he joined Luxair Group as Assistant Vice President, Online Sales & Digital Transformation.

Bijal Jaffer
Bijal Jaffer
Digital Development & eCommerce Manager, UK & Ireland
Royal Caribbean International

Bijal is responsible for developing the digital strategy, booking funnel, re-platforming, planning campaigns, budgets, managing a team and agencies at one of the top cruise lines in the world, Royal Caribbean International. She is experienced in creating and implementing digital web strategy and specialises in developing and managing data driven solutions. She executes digital production on the UK and Ireland digital sites to increase engagement and conversion and manages the business continuity for the whole marketing and PR department.

Nicola Rhone
Nicola Rhone
Marketing Director
The Hotel Partnership

Nicola, as part of the senior management team, works with the Board of Directors and is responsible for leading the creation, implementation and management of the marketing strategy across all marketing channels incorporating partnerships, e-distribution, digital marketing and communications, brand management and social networking in both B2C and B2B contexts.

Aoife Desmond
Aoife Desmond
Senior Manager, eCommerce
Twitter

With 15 years of experience in digital marketing, she previously led Facebook's EMEA travel team and managed agency development within German speaking markets. Prior to this she was head of European marketing at VisitScotland and led brand strategy for the award-winning 'Meet the Scots' marketing campaign, which won a Euro Effie and Marketing Excellence Award. In the past, Aoife worked agency side advising e-commerce clients on digital marketing strategy.

Jennifer Kedinger
Jennifer Kedinger
Manager, Social Strategy & Activation EAME
Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Jennifer works with internal teams such as brand, PR, partnership, eCommerce and consumer relations to establish processes that ensure social channels and communities are properly tended to. She has extensive experience in partnering with peers on the digital media team to ensure that the paid, earned and owned are operating in sync and are fully complimentary, as well as working closely with the analytics team to tap into available social data sources and works on social measurement strategy. Her current focus also includes becoming an advocate of the company in social media spaces and engaging in dialogues and answering questions where appropriate.

Jaron Millner
Jaron Millner
Vice President, Direct Business
Finnair

Finnair is one of the top 10 leading European airlines, and the flag carrier and largest airline of Finland. Jaron is responsible for driving direct business for the airline, with a specific focus on how various digital and non digital channels can drive total revenue.

Jurik Auer
Jurik Auer
Project Manager, eCommerce
Lufthansa

Jurik initiates and oversees the execution of key strategic web development projects within Lufthansa’s global B2C portal. In his role, he drives continuous usability optimisation and liaises with related teams in product management and marketing. Recently, Jurik has implemented highly successful strategies in brand and promotional marketing.

Robert Booth
Robert Booth
Senior Product Manager, Customer Data & Accounts
Hotels.com
Rob is responsible for customer data and customer retention product roadmaps for a large-scale international e-commerce site at hotels.com and building relationships with international stakeholders to ensure new features are prioritised to meet business goals. He has experience is driving the launch of new features based on real-time customer data, including: cross-device personalisation, and recommender systems, as well as using data & competitor research to identify opportunities around user accounts that achieved measurable conversion rate & customer loyalty improvements.
Olivier Jolidon
Olivier Jolidon
Digital Marketing Director
FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Olivier is responsible for the online marketing experience including the promotion and distribution of marketing activities through online campaigns, internet and OTAs. He has completed highly successful projects in m-marketing, the integration of integration of dynamic packaging solution, CRM and CMS. Recently, Olivier has been working on innovative ways to work with meta-search agencies, best placing him to discuss this subject.

Mark Brown
Mark Brown
Vice President Sales & Client Accounts EMEA
Fusion

Fusion leverages both its optimisation platform and consulting expertise to help companies create personalized online experiences for customers, deliver targeted offerings at the point of purchase, and turn sales into repeat business with relevant post-purchase offers. Mark is responsible for driving the growth of Fusion in EMEA and managing all client relationships across the region.

Satyan Joshi
Satyan Joshi
Business Leader, Hotel Ads
Google

Satyan leads the Hotel Ads Business at Google's UK Team, where he is responsible for building and maintaining key partner relationships within the accommodation sector and advises on best practices with Hotel Ads. Satyan joined Google in 2005 having already worked in Online Media for seven years, bringing a wealth of established digital experience.

Samuel Lacarta
Samuel Lacarta
Director, Digital Marketing
Vueling Airlines
Samuel is responsible for maximising value that IT adds to the business is key. This goes from understanding business needs and finding optimal solutions, to keeping a robust infrastructure that supports sales and operations, while keeping cost low. This can be accomplished with an open mind, hard work, innovation and a great team.
Stephen Stuut
Stephen Stuut
Chief Executive Officer
Jumio
Stephen Stuut brings more than 25 years of experience fueling corporate growth in leading technology businesses. Prior to joining Jumio, Mr Stuut served as CEO of TruePosition, a leader in location based services technology. Prior he was President and CEO of Broadband Innovations delivering digital interactivity services to cable TV providers. During his tenure, he raised over $30M in equity from venture capital firms and strategic investors and ultimately sold the company to Motorola in December 2005. Formerly, Mr. Stuut managed the Telecommunications Practice at McKinsey & Company and did business strategy consulting for Booz-Allen & Hamilton in Germany and Braxton Associates (nowDeloitte & Touche) in the United Kingdom. Mr. Stuut holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an MA from the School of Arts & Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania, a BS in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and an MS from the College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona.
Mark Elkin
Mark Elkin
VP, Solution Consulting
Smartling
Mark is an experienced software executive who has helped several start-ups achieve success over the past twenty years. In early 2011, Mark joined Smartling from Symantec, through its 2007 acquisition of Vontu. In these roles, he led the sales engineering and professional services teams, and established best practices for customer evaluations, including success at more than one third of the Fortune 100. Prior to Vontu, he managed product teams and served in pre- and post-sales roles at NetGravity, Connectify, and Kana Communications. In addition to English, Mark speaks Russian, German, and Czech. Mark holds a BA in Russian Studies and Russian Literature from Brown University.
Tjard Reimann
Tjard Reimann
Global UX, Digital Design & Optimisation Manager
STA Travel

Tjard is leading the small but mighty global UX & Digital Design team at STA Travel and is helping the world’s largest travel company for students and young people to deliver a compelling customer experience. Together with a strong team of digital professionals he is working on new and existing products, shaping the online experience and developing an optimisation strategy across all digital touch-points of the STA Travel brand.

Daniel Rounds
Daniel Rounds
Business Development Manager
Usabilla

Dan, a Voice of Customer expert for Usabilla, consults global brands on how to boost conversions with qualitative data. Companies like Skyscanner, Aer Lingus, Virgin Trains East Coast, Lufthansa, and Booking.com use Usabilla's online solutions to improve the performance of their websites, apps and emails with live user feedback.

Otto Rosenberger
Otto Rosenberger
CMO
Hostelworld
Ottokar currently fuses technology, data and customer-centric marketing to build a global brand as CMO for Hostelworld Group (HWG), the world's leading budget accommodation Online booking platform. He learned his trade at Procter&Gamble leading brands such as head&shoulders, Pantene Pro-V, Olay and SK-II working in markets as diverse as Europe, North America and Latin America. Ottokar has spent the past 7 years in technology-led B2C businesses of all shapes and sizes.
Daniel Holl
Daniel Holl
Head, Global Hotel Sales
trivago
Daniel leads a team responsible for several core areas of trivago’s global business model, including handling all B2B sales and taking care of the company’s client accounts. They work to establish connectivity partnerships, to give both hotel chains and independent hotels effectual connectivity solutions for their booking systems. The team’s third area of focus is a cooperation with online travel agencies on behalf of the hotel chains, enabling the latter to compete in a metasearch marketplace. For the past five years, Daniel has also been managing trivago Direct Connect—trivago’s most advanced solution yet for increasing a hotel’s direct bookings. Under his direction, Direct Connect consistently drives high volumes of qualified traffic directly to the local websites of over 150 hotel chains around the world, including Hilton, Best Western, InterContinental Hotel Group, and Accor.
Maria Casaramona
Maria Casaramona
Head, App Marketing
trivago
Vijayanta Gupta
Vijayanta Gupta
Head, Product and Industry Marketing
Adobe Systems Europe

Vijayanta leads Adobe's Industry-specific Go to Market initiatives as well as the Adobe Marketing Cloud Product Marketing initiatives across EMEA. He also serves on the advisory board of Jigserv Digital, a digital marketing company in India, of which he is one of the co-founders. Prior to joining Adobe, Vijayanta has held multiple leadership roles in Accenture, Microsoft and Tata Consultancy Services across UK/Europe, USA and India.

Dan O'Sullivan
Dan O'Sullivan
Vice President Travel Solutions, EMEA
Translations.com

Dan came to Translations.com from TransPerfect Translations, where he opened and successfully launched the company's Miami office. His career has been focused on the travel & tourism sector where he has sold and managed some of the largest and most complex projects in the industry for companies such as Royal Caribbean and Hilton International. Currently, Dan oversees the sales and business development activities for Translations.com in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Alessandra Di Lorenzo
Alessandra Di Lorenzo
Chief Commercial Advertising Officer
Lastminute.com

Alessandra leads the media sales and Ad technology group, where she is in charge of media sales and Ad tech across lastminute.com and Bravofly Group properties, globally. She has extensive experience in publisher monetisation (manage large sales operations), Programmatic Advertising (tech and deployment), mobile and audience understanding.

Youvraj Seeam
Youvraj Seeam
E-Sales and Product Manager
Air Mauritius
Youvraj manages online sales across the network and also coordinates Social Media Strategy of Air Mauritius. He has considerable work experience in areas like Airline Loyalty Marketing, CRM, Digital Marketing, Web & Business Analytics, Attribution Modeling, Content Marketing, Airline Social Media Strategy, Social Customer Service and Social Media Marketing.
Neil Roberts
Neil Roberts
Head, Digital
Eurostar

Nearly twenty years of experience in digital spanning all elements from Technical delivery, eCommerce, Customer experience, Digital strategy, Commercial negotiation, team management, motivation and leadership. I currently lead Eurostar’s customer facing digital and eCommerce strategy across web, mobile and on-board entertainment.

Joe Tinston
Joe Tinston
Director, eCommerce
onefinestay
Alasdair Rambaud
Alasdair Rambaud
SVP, Merchant Services
CardinalCommerce

Alasdair manages the global merchant business. In this role, Alasdair has been instrumental in Cardinal’s expansion of their sales organisation. Since his appointment, CardinalCommerce has been able to make significant progress in expanding Consumer Authentication in both the US and Internationally through increased market presence driven by a robust sales and marketing strategy. He has spent almost 20 years in the Payments industry in various roles ranging from General Management and Sales Leadership to Finance & Technologies. In these various roles, he has proven himself for his commitments to the customers and his ability to be a visionary.

Tom Nelson
Tom Nelson
Digital Commerce and Production Manager
Walt Disney Travel Company

Tom works as an integral part of the Disney Destinations International UK team and is responsible for the Walt Disney Travel Company website and a portfolio of microsites supporting brand marketing activity. He manages the ongoing design and development of the WDTC e-commerce platform, and utilises multivariate and usability testing to help refine the UX, drive traffic and improve online conversion. He works closely with sales and marketing teams and provides creative direction and technical expertise to meet commercial objectives, and provide strategic input into future developments.

Brian Batts
Brian Batts
VP, Travel
HookLogic

Brian serves as VP of Travel for Hooklogic, where he is responsible for ensuring our customers get the most out of our travel network – whether creating new advertising opportunities or surfacing the data that advertisers need to make informed decisions on the best way to improve their performance. Brian has spent the last decade in online travel, having spent time at Expedia, American Express Vacations, and Travelport, both in the US and Europe. He brings a unique and broad perspective of the international travel landscape, having worked across the entire travel eco-system.

Cyrille Vincey
Cyrille Vincey
Chief Data Officer
Ve Interactive

Cyrille is Chief Data Officer at Ve Interactive, and is driving the Audience Sharing program. After a primary focus on display prospecting, Cyrille is now widening the data scope to build a user-aware, consistent, end-to-end purchasing experience for the online shopper, from in-market users prospecting down to on-site/off-site conversion and remarketing interactions. Prior to Ve, Cyrille was the founder and CEO of award-winning data science company, qunb, sold to Ve Interactive in 2014.

Tom Huxtable
Tom Huxtable
Managing Director
Wayin
With nearly 15 years in the marketing world with Agencies such as CHI and rapier and Groups such as WPP and IPG under his belt, Tom joined EngageSciences (now Wayin) in 2011 in the 'wild west' days of social. Over the last 4 years, Tom has brought his experience to bear delivering and managing the growth of a portfolio of clients such as Vodafone, ABInBev, BBC Worldwide, Clarks and AOLHuffington Post to name but a few
Julien Wolff
Julien Wolff
CEO
edit-place

Edit-Place is an SEO strategy and multilingual content provider based in Paris and London. Julien is in charge of all Edit-Place teams across continents. He leads at a strategic level yet likes to stay personally in touch with all his clients, including Groupon, Clarins, ebookers and many more.

Marie Fouris
Marie Fouris
COO
edit-place
Thomas Reymond
Thomas Reymond
UK Sales Manager
edit-place
Matt Lindop
Matt Lindop
Head, Experience Design
Premier Inn and hub by Premier Inn (A Whitbread Company)

Matt leads customer experience and the design of Whitbred Hotels’ strategy to optimise the digital, physical and operational user experience. Through his role, Matt implements highly successful structures to put the user experience at the forefront and has a passion for helping align brands and technologies with customer need to create digital products that are truly effective.

Fernando Almenara
Fernando Almenara
CEO
MyTripCar

MyTripCar was co-founded and now lead by Fernando, and looks to be the first car rental comparison company ever. He is a marketing specialist and has founded of a number of successful startups across Spain. With extensive experience in growth hacking, disruptive technology development, how to optimise the user experience and a strong understanding of executing and analysing technology and internet businesses, he has the key tools needed to make a successful and disruptive company in the travel sector.

Sergio Iacobucci
Sergio Iacobucci
Head,Travel
Qubit


Michael Felis
Michael Felis
CMO
myDriver (part of Sixt)

Michael leads the online marketing team at myDriver, the affordable limousine service offered as part of the Sixt group. He has extensive experience in digital marketing and is currently responsible for all Sixt Start ups.

Aaron Ritoper
Aaron Ritoper
Strategic Partnerships Director, EMEA and APAC
Sojern

Aaron is recognised for his pioneering work within the online travel industry and has contributed to the rapid development of a number of innovative travel technology startups. His expertise in the online travel and search engine industries is now directly applied to Sojern’s strategic global partnerships. 

Prior to joining Sojern, Aaron was VP & General Manager at Travelzoo, where he helped establish Fly.com in Europe. In 2006, Aaron joined the co-founders of Skyscanner, the Scottish startup meta-search company, and contributed to their rapid growth before moving to Travelzoo. Before that he supported all major travel brands for Amadeus, one of the leading international Global Distribution System companies, where he had global responsibilities for e-commerce travel solutions and services.

Alex Geddes
Alex Geddes
Head, Travel & Tourism, UK
Rocketfuel

Alex leads the Travel and Tourism department and offerings at RocketFuel. He helps to clarify to his clients the benefits of programmatic buying within the industry and to understand how Rocket Fuel's AI technology can help them achieve their KPI goals and transform the way they use online display advertising.

Andrew McClelland
Andrew McClelland
Managing Director
Mirador Digital

Andrew has been involved in digital commerce for over 12 years and has a unique insight into the development of digital retail, changing consumer trends and the challenges that incorporating a digital offering into a more traditional retail or commercial proposition presents. Projects have included developing cross border B2B and B2C channels; helping brands get a better understanding of their customers and advising boards on investing and developing digital operations & propositions.

Nina Kubik-Cheng
Nina Kubik-Cheng
VP, Partnerships
Roomarama
Nina has spent her corporate career in sales management and digital marketing in senior positions with reputable companies including Qunar, TripAdvisor and AirAsiaExpedia in Hong Kong, Beijing and Singapore. At Roomorama, Nina is responsible for identifying and managing partnerships that enable partners to provide the choice and convenience of highly sought-after alternative accommodations through plug-and-play solutions that allow partners to instantly access the largest network of professionally-managed vacation rentals.
Jason Hancock
Jason Hancock
General Manager, EMEA
eNett International

With over a decade of experience in financial and strategic positions for banks and travel companies, Jason has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to implementing payment solutions for the travel industry. Based at eNett’s EMEA headquarters in London, Jason as a General Manager has direct accountability for GDV, revenue and margin performance with a focus on driving business development, sales delivery and customer services across EMEA region. Previously, he held the position of Head of Partnerships and Market Intelligence responsible for developing eNett’s global distribution and referral partner network, as well as managing market intelligence. This dual role led Jason to work closely with Travelport and travel suppliers to help solve industry inefficiencies and simplify payments processing across the travel value chain.

Simon Jones
Simon Jones
Co-founder/Director
Black Pepper

Simon's rare ability to understand and communicate novel solutions to highly complex issues has helped many business leaders achieve success. With over 30 years software development experience, 10 with IBM, in 1999 Simon met co-founder John Cooke and formed Black Pepper Software.

Paul Wright
Paul Wright
Country Manager, UK
AppsFlyer
Based in London, Paul leads AppsFlyer’s growth and expansion in the UK market. Paul has worked in the online marketing industry for over 18 years, building and shaping businesses for some of the worlds largest agencies, advertisers and technologies.
Dr Simon Moore
Dr Simon Moore
Managing Director
Innovation Bubble
Simon is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. He works with organisations and brands in the areas of behavioural economics, emotion profiling and engagement. He has specialist knowledge of customer-brand personas. He is trained in psychometrics and statistical analysis. Simon is an author and regularly presents papers at academic and business conferences. He often appears in the media providing psychological insight into organizational and consumer matters. He has a wealth of experience of working with businesses and brands conducting ‘Health-Checks’ and delivering innovative and insightful solutions. Recent work includes the development of a Recommendation Index (BRI) to measure the potential WOM reach of Brands.
Adrienne Lawler
Adrienne Lawler
Former Newsreader for the BBC & Sky
Now You're Talking
After a successful career as Anchor in the newsrooms of the BBC & SKY as well as co-hosting the top daytime show for ITV (Everything Must Go!), Adrienne now specialises in delivering outstanding events for the Corporate Sector. It’s an environment she feels particularly comfortable in as, unlike many other Presenters, Adrienne’s working life started out there within the competitive environment of Sales, Marketing & Advertising. Along the way, she has set up companies, bought and sold investment properties and been involved with various charities for whom she has helped to raise around £6 million for. It's Adrienne quick wit, well informed and easy to relate attitude that gets the audience engaged and excited.
Andy Peck
Andy Peck
CEO
Trusted House Sitters

Andy is the CEO/Founder of TrustedHousesitters.com; which helps more people travel, providing a solution for travel companies globally as 1 in 3 people struggle to get away due to pet care issues. TrustedHousesitters has helped facilitate over 1m nights of pet sitting, has members in over 140 countries, saving them over £150m in accommodation and pet care costs. Optimising customer experience and competitive advantages, Andy’s experience focuses around helping grow the travel market, providing a mutually-beneficial Sharing Economy solution.

Glenville Morris
Glenville Morris
Director, Consulting & Digital Insights
MTT

Glenville has ten years’ experience as an e-commerce professional in the travel, entertainment and retail sectors. Prior to joining MTT he worked at easyJet for three years on the airline’s mobile strategy and was the product owner for easyJet mobile and its multiple award winning app. In MTT, Glenville advises airlines on optimum mobile strategies to ensure their apps are successful, where they should focus next investments in mobile and how they can achieve quick results from their mobile channel.