Head of Brand and Marketing, Europe at Absen
Alex Couzins is the European head of brand and marketing at Absen, the world’s leading manufacturer of LED displays covering all types of indoor and outdoor applications. Headquartered in Shenzhen, China, Absen employs over 2,000 people and has delivered over 30,000 projects in 120 countries. With 12 years’ experience, Alex is responsible for managing Absen’s brand and marketing activities in Europe and supporting its network of local distributors and system integrators. Alex has worked in the Audio-Visual industry for the past 5 years after spending his early career at a leading brand strategy consultancy based in London.
Marketing Manager, Partnerships & Events at SiteMinder
Originally from Vienna, Amona Kadiku commenced her career in travel 15 years ago as an agent at the Verkehrsbüro Group, the parent company of the country’s leading hotel brand, Austria Trend Hotels. Working closely with the giants of distribution in this role, it was both here and through her three-and-a-half years at TUI Group, that Amona developed a strong knowledge of the hotel landscape. Moving to London in 2012, and after initially working within the content division at Expedia, Amona joined SiteMinder in 2014. Today, she is the company’s partnerships and events manager for EMEA and the Americas, overseeing strategy and execution across both regions.
EMEA Marketing Communications Director at 8x8
Previously shortlisted for ‘Marketing Employee of the Year’, Bee is a razor-sharp marketing leader, bringing over 13 years of industry expertise and knowledge. Working her way up the ranks, she is currently EMEA Communications Director at 8x8. Through her innovative thinking and fresh approach to content, PR and social media marketing, she focuses on driving brand reputation, as well as up-scaling demand generation efforts. During her time at Insight, she has led the transformation of Insight’s client engagement strategy, across multiple countries, embedding several new digital platforms to create a superior customer experience. She has also spearheaded Insight’s social selling and advocacy programme, resulting in a 24% increase in sales pipeline and 30%+ growth across their social communities. Outside of her passion for marketing, Bee enjoys being outdoors and sports with her two young boys, as well as some fine wine and dining when she gets the chance.
Head of Marketing at Innovate Tax
Carl is a Chartered Marketer with over 15 years' generalist marketing experience. Carl heads up the communications and marketing teams at Innovate Tax, with a personal focus on its agnostic tax services for multiple ERP systems . Carl has previously worked across a variety of different industry sectors - product and service - in senior marketing and bid writing positions. Carl is also a lecturer for the Chartered Institute of Marketing, teaching qualifications up to L6. He’s also a Spanish food aficionado.
Director of Marketing at AppsFlyer
David is a full mix marketer with significant experience scaling high growth mobile technology businesses. Ex Shazam, Amazon, Skyscanner, FreeNow and Mobile Interactive Group, he now leads marketing in EMEA for AppsFlyer.
Digital Experience Director at Honest & Principle
Digital Experience Director for Honest and Principle, with over twenty years of experience in the technology, customer experience and innovation areas, across a variety of sectors from automotive to technology and telecom to financial services and FMCG. Prior to joining the Principle Group, Des worked at FITCH as a Digital Director and was responsible for running the digital proposition, leading key brand accounts and deploying a range of multi-territory projects for the likes of Nestlé, Lynk & Co, Mercedes, Dell, adidas, Macerich and Sberbank.
Vice President Global Field Marketing at F5
Ed English has 21 years experience driving strategic growth for complex enterprise solutions and services across multiple continents and industry verticals. A proven track record of developing brands and building teams and programs that deliver tangible business relevant outcomes.
Senior Director - Global Revenue Marketing at GE Digital
Eliza is an MBA-qualified B2B sales & marketing professional with 25 years of multi-industry experience. At GE Digital Eliza is Sr Director of Global Revenue Marketing covering the manufacturing software portfolio for the Food & Beverage, Consumer Packaged Goods and Automotive industries. Her key responsibilities include omni-channel demand gen with a strong focus on net new customer acquisition. Eliza is also concurrently a Non-Executive Director for a company that provides virtual reality scenarios and customised training simulators to the Defence industry.
Director, Marketing & Global Events at Graebel
Ingrid joined Graebel in 2019 as Director, Marketing & Global Events. She found her first event role within a global hotel chain where the appeal of event management drew her in and became the foundation of her career. Her experience includes B2B event marketing and logistics management for global conference organisations and leading brands such as Sitecore, Opower/Oracle, and Thomson Reuters. Ingrid is passionate about creating strategic event experiences that drive lead generation, customer engagement, and brand awareness. Always, with a keen focus on delivering tangible results. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgia State University and lives in London, UK.
Head of Strategic Industries for Industry & Value Advisory, UK and Ireland at SAP
As Head of Industry Value Advisory (IVA), for strategic customers and consumer industries at SAP, Jacob leads multiple local and global teams of industry specialists and business strategists. He works closely as a trusted leader and adviser with the executive team internally, with Customers and the wider ecosystem to drive mutual success. To this role he brings a breadth and depth of experience working with leading brands from around the world across a range of industries particularly telecom, financial services and consumer industries, where he finds synergies between technology and business.
Global Head of Marketing Enablement at VTEX
As the Global Head of Marketing Enablement for VTEX, the world’s fastest-growing e-commerce platform (IDC, 2020), Jade works with the leadership, sales and marketing teams across North and South America and Europe. She manages a team of professionals that look after brand strategy and identity, web design, content marketing and digital asset management, split between Rio de Janeiro and London. Having lived and worked in Asia, North America and Europe, her previous roles span sales and business development, marketing, PR, partnerships and strategy in technology and lifestyle industries. She now lives in London with her husband and daughter.
Director of Marketing at Ingram Micro
Maria joined Ingram in April 2014, leveraging both local and global experience gained in senior marketing roles at Unify, formerly Siemens Enterprise Communications, latterly as its Director of UK Marketing, Maria works alongside Ingram’s sales and commercial leadership team to drive aggressive market strategies, improve ROI for vendors, embed customer communities in the channel and leverage Ingram’s unique business intelligence capabilities.
Associate Vice President at IDC UK
Associate Vice President at IDC. Accomplished and professional Sales Leader specialising in management, scale and new business within the technology vendor and end user base across EMEA. The recruitment and management of sales teams, devising strategic direction and support in the selling of advisory services, complex and multi-layered strategic and tactical marketing campaigns across the ICT sector into senior management, marketing, C suite.
Chief Revenue Officer at Puppet
Paul is responsible for accelerating Puppet’s growth and overseeing the company’s corporate development, sales and revenue management across the globe as its Chief Revenue Officer. Paul has developed a deep understanding of IT infrastructure, SaaS, cloud computing, and IT-managed service providers over the years, and has created and implemented the frameworks and methodologies required to further accelerate Puppet’s growth. Previous to Puppet, Paul was the VP of worldwide sales and business strategy at Oracle under their Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Group. As a part of the leadership team at Dyn, Paul was able to create an exponential period of growth leading up to a significant acquisition by Oracle - prior to this acquisition, Dyn powered up to 20% of the global internet. Paul sits on the boards of both DevOpsGroup and York IE.
Director at The Robert Bean Branding Co. Ltd.
Robert Bean has over 40 years experience in the brand strategy and communications worlds, having been instrumentally involved with Honda (”The Power of Dreams’) BT (‘It’s Good to Talk’) BMW (’The Ultimate Driving Machine’) Homebase (‘Make a House a Home’) and countless others, from GlaxoSmithKline to Dishoom, via last minute.com and Butlins. He now runs his own consultancy advising CEOs and Boards on how to define and express their ’Single Organising Principle.’ He’s the author of ‘Winning in Your Own Way; the nine and a half golden rules of branding’ and a magistrate at Westminster magistrates’ Court.
Marketing Executive, EMEA at NAVEX Global
Roisin Rivers is responsible for international events management at NAVEX Global, the worldwide leader in risk and compliance software and services. She has worked in the events industry for more than 14 years and has 12 years’ experience managing events within the Technology sector.
Head of Microsoft Marketing, Global Marketing at Fujitsu
Sarah is a passionate, strategic data-driven marketer driving growth of services and solutions across online and offline channels. Currently leading the global Microsoft marketing activities at Fujitsu with dynamic and agile programmes, creating impactful content and first-class customer experiences to deliver ROI generating demand for our businesses across the world.
Group Head of Marketing at Ember Group
Sophie joined Ember Group as Group Marketing Specialist in 2018, following a progressive career in marketing and customer experience. During her career, working for PLC as well as SME organisations, Sophie’s responsibilities have included brand & organisational strategy, advertising and research, social media, content and digital marketing. Sophie’s new role as Acting Head of Marketing involves developing and executing a clearly defined marketing and communications strategy, in a manner that supports consistent business growth and recognition of the Ember brand across channels and enhances brand equity and awareness.
Marketing & Events Director at Connected Places Catapult
Stephen Lynn is Marketing & Events Director at Milton Keynes based innovation organisation ‘Connected Places Catapult’ (Formerly Transport Systems Catapult). In his role at the government funded Catapult, Stephen has overseen the first UK public Demonstration of driverless vehicles and has created awareness of the countries’ global innovation capabilities at events across the world. Prior to this, Stephen ran the marketing department for retailer ‘Game’ and spent over 8 years at Virgin.
Director at Vanessa Hunt Consulting Ltd
Vanessa Hunt has 20 years' experience of CRM implementation projects, as both a Training Manager and CRM consultant. She knows first-hand what can go wrong when you're ill-prepared and choose a CRM in a hurry. Vanessa helps you choose the right CRM for your organisation's needs. She guides SME businesses safely through the CRM selection process, working with you to capture your critical requirements and acting as your expert, unbiased evaluator. Vanessa develops a shortlist of CRM options for you and supports you in your relationship with CRM software vendors. The result? A CRM strategy that delivers the commercial results you want and fuels your business growth.
Senior Marketing Specialist at Ingram Micro
I’m a passionate marketer, lifelong learner and a fitness enthusiast. Being the Cisco Senior marketing specialist at Ingram I believe in building trust with customers, stakeholders and our Cisco partners. I plan, create and execute effective marketing campaigns and go-to-market strategies across all Cisco architectures. Some of my side projects include working with Sales leads on creating the “Smarketing team” and streamlining marketing-as-a-service for our reseller partners.