Elite Speakers of GDMS e4
A range of digital experts, thought-leaders, and innovators singled out as speakers of GDMS e4 to shower you with digital marketing insights and help you achieve digital excellence!
Ms. Suwannee Caine
Organisation: SCA Marketing Masterminds
Suwannee Caine brings to the table over 15 years’ experience in marketing and management. She is an imaginative, vibrant and dynamic leader who has had tremendous experience in mobilizing large, diverse teams to action. Her experience spans Commercial, Category, Project and Strategic Management, but she has focused her professional career in the field of Marketing & Communications. Acknowledged for creating high performance teams, driving excellence from end-to-end, and specializes in consumer-stakeholder connectivity, Suwannee is a highly energetic trailblazer, out-of-the-box thinker and career coach. From Kingston Jamaica, she has worked for local and international FMCG and Media brands such as GraceKennedy Limited, Red Stripe (part of the Heineken Group) and The RJRGLEANER (Media) Communications Group. Suwannee is the Founder-President of SCA Marketing Masterminds, which seeks to create a global mastermind marketing platform to motivate marketers to bring more energy to their craft to deliver winning campaigns
Ms. Barbara Quesada Gil
Designation: Marketing Manager
Organisation: Microsoft Advertising
With over 10 years’ experience in the Marketing & Advertising industry, Barbara Quesada is specialized in building strategic perspective for brands and products to grow across multiple markets and multiple audiences.
An experienced manager in creating marketing plans for new products in an environment of constant change. She has achieved expertise in consumer and B2B marketing and other disciplines like PR, communications and brand event management.
Barbara joined Microsoft to develop a career on marketing areas where currently leads the audience B2B for Southern Europe in the Microsoft Advertising division. Prior to it, she worked for the American PR agency Edelman and for EFE news agency in Spain.
Barbara is passionate about innovation and customized experiences for customers, driving impact for diverse audiences and evangelizing on values like inclusion and sustainability. Optimistic about the future of digital marketing and energized to make brand campaigns resonate with people from all backgrounds.
Ms. Yolanda Valery
Designation: Head of Digital Engagement
Company Name: Ocado Group
A journalist by profession, Yolanda started her career covering national news in her home country, Venezuela. She then moved to London, where she started by working with the Spanish language team at the BBC World Service, doing radio and online, and later becoming a correspondent abroad. She also worked with domestic projects, like BBC School Report, and became a member of the Digital Development team, launching 12 new language services across the globe. Before moving into the corporate world as head of Digital Engagement for Ocado Group, she was Head of Social Media for BBC World Service Languages, supporting 40 different teams worldwide.
Mr. Amit Tiwari
Designation: Vice President Marketing
Organisation: Havells India Ltd
Amit has a solid experience of over 18 years of understanding Consumers & Markets, and more importantly converting those insights into Marketing Strategies, backed with his rigorous work ethic and drive for excellence. Team work is his secret to winning people and tasting success, and holds it close to his heart.
•HAVELLS India Ltd., Vice President – Marketing: Amit is entrusted with the responsibility to establish a strong brand identity and presence in the markets across India via strategic end-to-end marketing solutions. He is driving the entire the advertising and communication initiatives, digital marketing, retail identity, activation programs, influencer programs, media planning, buying, etc. He is also championing the though leadership to make consumer centricity the core of all business decisions making at Havells by guiding the consumer Insight journey for the organization.
• PHILIPS, Director, Indian Subcontinent – Brand, Communication & Digital – Jun’ 17 & earlier: Amit Tiwari served as Director – Brand, Communication and Digital for Philips, Indian subcontinent. He was credited for being the first to identify, formulate, and spearhead digital strategies for the brand through digital learning. Amit also successfully increased the retail presence of the brand and helped it launch new categories like Personal Care including grooming, shaving and beauty products, LED lighting, home decorative lighting, modular switches, and accessories. In the Healthcare sector, he is accredited for his leadership in establishing a series of platforms to drive ‘Accessibility Agenda’ of Philips Healthcare. Similarly, his tenacity for revenue expansion in Marketing and media sectors allowed him to help, build, and shape giants like Hero Honda, Nestle, Perfetti, ITC, and many more before Philips.
•Awards & Recognitions: Amit has won Best CMO in Financial Results Category by PITCH CMO Summit 2018. And most coveted Media & Marketing awards such as CANNES Awards 2013, OOH Awards 2011, Brand Leadership Award 2011, Best Business Partner Corporate, Global Youth Marketing Awards, and many more. He is regularly invited to prominent award and media events as a panellist and jury member.
•Early Days of His Career: Amit holds a Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPMax) certificate from ISB Kellog and Wharton. He is an ISB -Alumnus (Indian School of Business, Hyderabad). Before that, he went to London and pursued his certificate program in International Marketing Management (IMM). Further expanding his horizon, he did a certification course in Integrated Marketing Communications from ISB (Indian School of Business, Hyderabad).
•Mission: Creating a paradigm shift in business thought process by adopting a consumer centric approach, leading to sustained business growth and profitability. Practice data driven business decision making. Continuously Enhance end-to-end marketing footprint with diverse cultural experience.
Mr. Agustin Pozo
Designation: Digital Transformation Global Lead
An exited millennial mindset in a forty-all years old body, always looking forward to help companies Digital Transformation success, acting over their two principal assets: Technology and People. Passionate professional with 20 years of amazing experience shifting business up to next level through Technology Innovation around the Globe & across different industries. Supplier and client experiences.
Trusted Transformation CxOs Advisor, focused on New Business Models, Ecosystems, Technology Disruption and Ventures Scale Up, with awesome Market Global Recognition and Awards like best European Transformation Project in 2011 by EOA or Best Global Service Transformation Program in 2018 by Nokia, as just few examples.
StartUps Founder & Advisor, Business Degree, IDE MBA, Digital Transformation Master course at IE Business School, and currently joining Automation Intelligence Superior Training Program at MBIT Business School. Coach, Mentor, Advisor, Judge …always looking forward to help Human Evolution from Technology!
Ms. Alexandria Agresta
Designation: Chief Purpose Pioneer
Company Name: Purpose Pioneer
Alexandria believes in creating a world where people fully align what they do to make money with what they do to experience meaning and fulfillment in their lives. She calls it the “sweet spot” between purpose and profit.
Alexandria Agresta is an International Speaker, TEDx Speaker and Co-Founder of Purpose Pioneers, where she’s on a mission to use the power of purpose to turn entrepreneurs into thought leaders and businesses into movements.. It’s called the Purpose-First Movement.
She earned her title as a Purpose Pioneer simply by living by the mantra: things don’t take time, they take courage. When you spend time with Alexandria, you’ll begin to play in the Field of Possibility, and make the impossible, possible.
Ms. Elizabeth Lee Ming
Designation: Client Partner
Elizabeth Lee Ming is passionate about Digital, Social and CRM and driving thought leadership in Customer-centricity. With over 20 years extensive experience in B2B and B2C Marketing on both client and agency side, she has worked in South Africa, the UK and the USA at a number of blue chip organisations.
Her experience covers Customer Relationship Management,Loyalty, Direct Marketing, Digital Marketing, Data driven marketing, Integrated Marketing, Campaign Management, Project Management and execution on Marketing and process plans, Digital Strategy, Channel Strategy and implementation, Mobile Strategy and implementation, CRM Strategy and implementation, Communication Strategy, Social Media, Digital Media, Searchand Online Marketing.
Individual Award:DMASA Direct Marketer of the Year
Recognised by the Direct Marketing Association South Africa as the Direct Marketer of the Year in November 2015 at the annual Assegai Awards. This award is an acknowledgement of years of service and performance in Direct Marketing, a successful body of work delivered in one’s career, and a significant contribution to the marketing industry.
She has held executive positions as Executive Director, Strategy and Digital and CDO (Chief Disruption Officer) at the most awarded global Advertising Agency TBWA\Hunt Lascaris and has been instrumental in leading the digital integration and direction for the agency and large client accounts like MTN, Standard Bank and Nissan. She consults to the DMASA (Direct marketing Association of South Africa) as Strategy Partner to further develop the industry through Education and Training, Advocacy and Global best practice. She has most recently headed up CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods), Retail and Alcohol at Facebook Africa consulting to the top tier multinational clients across these verticals that included: Unilever, ABI, Diageo, Colgate, Coke and GSK to name a few. Elizabeth Lee Ming continues to consult to blue chip multi national clients across the continent leading companies through Digital Transformation and consumer efficiencies.
Elizabeth Lee Ming is a highly sought after Speaker and Awards Judge both in South Africa and Internationally. She speaks regularly on Disruption, Digital Transformation, Innovation and Social Media Trends and Best Practice and delivers highly Inspirational presentations that showcase the global Awards trends in Digital, Direct, Mobile and Data Driven Marketing.
Mr. Curtis Midkiff
Designation: Director of Social Media
Curtis has nearly two decades of combined experience in marketing, communications and social/digital strategy. He is a highly regarded brand strategist and social media expert who has led the social engagement efforts for a range of organizations including Southwest Airlines, The American Red Cross and Kroger.
His expertise has been featured in a range of media outlets including: Forbes.com, The Wall Street Journal, DigiDay, MSNBC.com, TheNextWeb.com, and Mashable.com.
In his current role – Curtis is leading a new team at Weber that is working to transform the brand’s approach to social media to engage new audiences in innovative ways. His approach to social mirrors his love of music as he is known as “The Brand DJ” who takes a fresh approach to combine the art & science of social media to “move the crowd” to take measurable actions that have a business impact.
Mr. Anshul Punhani
Designation: Co-Founder & CEO
Company Name: StoryKnack
Currently the Co-Founder & CEO of StoryKnack®, a brand unit of Stories & Narratives (www.storyknack.com), Anshul as the Chief Story Facilitator has been helping businesses, brands & individuals both in B2B and D2C space harness the power of stories and help them in creating a compelling narrative for Leadership, Sales, Marketing, Technology and People process. In addition, he has been working on various projects around Storytelling – Performance; Visual Thinking – Young Adults & Business; Creative Writing – Young Adults, Students; Brand Creative & Content Development – Business; He also mentors young adults in the US around Storytelling & Creativity.
Anshul in the past has been the chief storyteller as a global marketeer for the last 23 years with top tier global brands such as MicrosoX Inc., Samsung SW Asia, Monster APAC & Middle East, Sony India. He has been a marketer in the New Age Consumer and Technology Space ranging from E-commerce, DotCom, IT, Telecom (Mobile Phones), SoXware Services, and Consumer Durables & Electronics.
Today he is a story coach & facilitator in the the corporate world & the academia, working with CXOs across corporates, startups, and upcoming new talent in schools and universities. He is part of the Future Skills Academy in various universities. He is also an appointed consultant with Stanford SEED for India and Africa, oﬀering expertise in business & brand Strategy around digitisation or digital transformation in B2B & B2C Services & Product across Mid-Caps to Large-Caps. He is also a board advisor & mentor to various foundations. Strong proponent of Diversity & Inclusion, he has been mentoring Women Professionals & Entrepreneurs from the last 10 years.
Be it with students or corporates, his workshops and intent always have a new age emerging media style. This helps the participants understand more coherently and clearly the concepts keeping the millennial mindset of today’s learners. However, the deep rooted core concepts are always there to ensure no loss of knowledge and understanding at the participants level.
He believes in the rule of 21 / 90. Post coaching he spends lot of time on habit formation of the skill taught and also focuses on deliberate practice format of mentoring to ensure that the skill not just becomes a habit but also become a lifestyle.
He has been Recognised with international awards and continues to work towards his mission – Evangelise the Power of a Story, by way of creating, telling & listening.
Ms. Ized Uanikhehi
Designation: CEO/Chief Marketing Officer
Organisation: Loose Media Limited
Ized Uanikhehi is the CEO/CMO Loose Media, a dynamic digital marketing and advertising agency set in the hearts of Nigeria’s busiest city, Lagos where she has led her team of young and smart creatives to work and create insightful marketing campaigns for big corporations, brands and businesses like the digital bank, V, among others.
Having previously founded TORA Africa, an impact driven Human Resources technology startup that recruits, trains, verifies and deploys workers in the informal sector, employing and putting over 10,000 Nigerians to jobs within and outside Lagos, Ized has taken up another daunting task to help build and grow brands that people love in Nigeria, Africa and the world at large.
She is also convener of the largest community of digital marketing professionals in Africa – DigiClan and she is driven by her life’s goal to bridge the digital (gender) divide in Africa with this community and collaboration.
A graduate of Biochemistry, with 17-years post-college experience in Marketing, she has spent the last 7 years changing the digital marketing landscape of Africa through her works and adopting digital technology for advocacy and helping startups promote their businesses
She has worked for and with Multi-billion naira International and local brands, successfully developing and working on a number of creative digital contents and offline marketing strategies to propel their brands forward.
She was Director of Marketing and growth at MAX Okada, a 2-wheel ride hailing mobility company where she was key in ensuring that the company’s growth goals were achieved through effective marketing, communications and growth strategies.
Before joining MAX she was the social producer at CNN Africa.
Prof. Christian Farioli
Designation: CEO, Digital Marketing Strategist & Book Author
Organisation: ESD FZC
Prof.Christian is a digital marketing pioneer since 2003, Digital Lecturer for the Digital Marketing Institute, Informa and PwC. He has spoken at more than 80 international conferences, including GOOGLE & NASA, trained and advised more than 10000 executives in 4 continents, from Armani, Bayer, Jumeirah Burj Al Arab, Etisalat, Huawei, ADNOC, just to name a few. He has formerly worked with Oracle in Italy, Spain and Ireland. He owns several businesses and advise clients on Digital Marketing Strategy, Digital Transformation, Performance, Inbound Marketing and Web Analytics. After 12 Awards, including Oracle Innovation Award, a Microsoft AI competition, and launching Digital Campaigns for major Banks, Events, Media, Telco, Hospitality, Real Estate, Healthcare and Pharma, his Digital Agency in Dubai has been elected Agency of the Future. His book become a best seller in just one month
Ms. Radwa Hassan
Designation: Head Of Marketing, Emerging Markets
Company Name: Micro Focus
Radwa Hassan is a Tech-marketing SME Marketing Leader with a stellar track record of corporate marketing-led success delivered throughout a progressive and internationally focused career. She has thrived in the past 20 years in Fortune 100 Tech giants IBM, Hitachi, and Xerox, where she built and led regional Marketing and Communications teams across Middle East, Africa, Turkey, RCIS, CEE and Brazil.
She is Head of Marketing at Micro Focus for Emerging Markets, and Co-founder of LEADiN ME, a rising Management Consultancy and Leadership Development startup. She is a highly accomplished, commercially focused MBA-qualified professional.
She has helped the businesses set winning go-to-market strategies, brand management, market insight analysis, and business marketing planning across Cloud, Analytics, and IoT strategies. Having lived and breathed IT Marketing, she is an expert and speaker on customer experience, women leadership, executive presence, data-driven marketing, and effective communication.
Designation: Senior Director, Community Marketing
Amanda drives the community strategy for the AppExchange at Salesforce. She is a conference speaker, published author, and social media professor. Amanda has worked in content marketing, social media, and community marketing for B2B tech startups and Salesforce for eight years. Prior to that, Amanda worked in account management for advertising agencies for brands such as IKEA, Atlantic Records, Twinings Tea. In addition to marketing, Amanda is passionate about writing, running, and border collies.
Dr. Simon Biltcliffe
Designation:Founder & CEO
Simon Biltcliffe is an award-winning CEO, international public speaker, and business expert; widely acclaimed for his talks on his Marxist-capitalist business model, as well as talks on employee motivation and running a thriving organisation in the 21st century.
An IoD Director of the Year, he is the founder and CEO of national print services agency, Webmart, and the world’s first digitally driven print platform, Trade Print Management. From starting Webmart with just £10,000 of his own savings, Simon has turned the business into a £30 million turnover organisation with just 44 employees whilst implementing his unconventional business model and maximizing everyone’s I.E.F (Intellectual, Emotional, and Financial) return.
Driven by his strong moral values, Simon implements capitalist principles in his business to generate the wealth of the organisation and Marxist principles to redistribute that wealth back to the company and the wider community. The success and originality of this business model have led to Simon speaking on this topic at various conferences and events.
Mr. Jason Falls
Company Name: Cornett
Jason Falls solves problems. Most of the time they have to do with digital marketing for Cornett, a full-service advertising agency based in Lexington, Ky., where he leads digital strategy and hosts two marketing podcasts (Digging Deeper and Winfluence). His work has touched a number of major brands and has been recognized with several national and many regional awards including a 2020 Shorty Award for his influencer marketing work. He has worked with a number of the world’s most iconic brands including Buffalo Trace, Weller, 1792, Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbons, GE Appliances, AT& T, Valvoline, Humana, Rawlings, Tempur-Pedic, Fireball Whisky, General Motors, and more. His third book, Winfluence: Reframing Influencer Marketing to Ignite Your Brand, was published in February 2021 from Entrepreneur Press. He loves the kick-ass state of Kentucky, sports, and bourbon.
Ms. Omoyeme Anofojie
Designation: Digital Strategist
Omoyeme Anofojie is a marketing communications professional, brand strategist, and Enterprise design thinking practitioner. She has helped come up with creative content for major brands in Nigeria. An innovative and creative marketing communications professional skilled in marketing strategy, business development, storytelling, digital marketing, enterprise design thinking, product marketing, and brand management.
She was selected amongst 400 students to present the Millennium Development Goals United Nations. She was also amongst the 20 graduates trained by Digify Africa in partnership with Facebook on digital marketing skills. She currently works at Pulse Nigeria where she ensures month on month increase in digital sales through creative digital strategies for Multinational brands in Nigeria.
Omoye as she is popularly called is passionate about the girl child and teenagers in general. She believes in using her voice for a good cause.
Omoye hopes to make the world a better place by reaching out to underprivileged teenage girls and empowering them for the future ahead.
Fun Fact Omoye loves food and good music. She enjoys dancing and living her best life. She sometimes tries to sing but hasn’t been successful with that. She loves fashion, and art and always brings the best vibes to the room.
Ms. Jenna Tiffany
Designation: Founder & Strategy Director
Company Name: Let’sTalk Strategy
Jenna Tiffany, the award-winning marketer, has been recognized as one of the top 50 marketers to follow in the world. Jenna is the Founder & Strategy Director at Let’sTalk Strategy providing strategic consultancy services across the digital marketing mix. Jenna is a Chartered Marketer and awarded Fellow of the IDM with over ten years of marketing experience. Jenna has consulted with brands such as Shell, Hilton, and World Duty-Free to name a few on email marketing strategy.
Jenna is an elected member of the prestigious DMA UK Email Marketing Council. Jenna is also a qualified teacher as well as a competent public speaker and publisher, speaking regularly at hundreds of marketing events.
Ms. Sarah Fruy
Organisation: Pantheon Platform
Designation: Director of Partner Marketing
As the director of partner marketing, Sarah Fruy oversees co-marketing programs with Pantheon’s strategic agency and technology partners. Prior to this role, Fruy served as the director of brand and digital experience, where she lead the strategy, goals, and road map for Pantheon’s public-facing website, branded assets, and experimentation program. Fruy is a ScrumMaster® and Certified Agile Marketer who joins Pantheon with over 15 years of experience in the marketing, digital publishing, and online advertising industries, along with marketing strategy and digital marketing certifications from Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management. Previously, she worked at emerging media companies, such as Say Media, as well as heritage brands like the San Francisco Chronicle
Mr. Tim Cameron-Kitchen
Designation: Head Ninja
Company Name: Exposure Ninja
Ex-professional drummer, Tim C-K started Digital Marketing Agency Exposure Ninja by accident in 2012. Today, with a team of over 100, they serve SMEs with plain-English digital marketing.
Mr. Simon Beyer
Designation: Partner and Chief Strategy Officer
Simon is by his peers described as one of the most influential persons within the Swedish marketing/advertising space. After working for Google and Philips is Simon now Partner at Ingager, the largest independent Facebook Agency in Europe. Simon is a popular speaker on digital marketing and digitalization. Simon has been speaking for Tesla, NATO, and BMW to name a few. A year ago did Simon publish his first book on digitalization.
Ms. Veronika Höller
Designation: Global SEO Manager
Organisation Name: CompuGroup Medical
I have been working in SEO and PPC marketing for 12 years. I started as a copywriter and have continuously developed myself further in the direction of SEO and PPC marketing. Over the years I have worked as a digital marketing manager in agencies (Keyword Experte, Webfinden, and right now UnitedAds) and international companies (Videojet, Gruene-Insel GmbH). International SEO, technical SEO, and the optimization of landing pages are one of my priorities as a Senior SEO Manager now. For me, SEO is a whole puzzle and not just individual sub-areas, this is the reason why I trained myself in all areas, content, technology, and user-friendliness. Only when all the pieces of the puzzle come together the rankings get up, and you make money with your website
Ms. Ashley faus
Designation: Content Strategy Lead
Ashley Faus is a marketer, writer, and speaker by day, and a singer, actor, and fitness fiend by night. Her work has been featured in TIME, Forbes, The Journal of Brand Strategy, and MarketingProfs, and she’s shared insights with audiences at Harvard Business Review, INBOUND, and MarketingProfs. She works for Atlassian, a collaboration software maker on a mission to unleash the power of every team.
Ms. Amy Choi
Designation: Director of Brand Partnerships
Organisation Name: Shopstyle
Amy Choi currently is the Director of Brand Partnerships at ShopStyle Collective, a full funnel marketing solution for brands and agencies across verticals of fashion, beauty, lifestyle, CPG and more. With a network of over 30,000 influencers using ShopStyle Collective as a content monetization tool and resource, she spearheads and facilitates strategic partnerships and influencer campaigns informed by true affiliate data, purchasing insights & conversion.
Amy has over 12+ years of extensive partnership and digital marketing expertise, conceptualizing innovative integrated campaigns that drive buzz and build brand equity. She gets a thrill of being innovative yet strategic for her clients, all while being on the forefront of this ever-changing industry.
Mr.Jonas Hagströmer Theodorsson
Designation: Co-Owner, Business Developer Global E-commerce
Jonas is a frequent speaker @Google, Stockholm School of Economics and IHM Business School on topics related to growth for global Ecommerce companies.
Jonas joined Keywordio because he love´s working with extraordinary e-commerce clients in a global environment where the combination of digital talent and AI is the only way to beat the competition
Mr. Fernando Angulo
Designation: Senior Market Research Manager
Organisation Name: Semrush
FernandoAngulo is Senior Market Research at Semrush. He has been with Semrush since the beginning of the company’s marketing efforts and has built its all-star marketing team.
Being one of the most recognized faces of the brand,
Fernando is speaking at 50+ top conferences worldwide each year. Fernando specializes in B2B search marketing, e-commerce, influencer marketing, and trained marketing teams of companies such as Expedia, T-mobile, Henry Schein, and Bing.
Ms. BLESSY TOWNES
Designation: Vice President & Head of Digital Marketing and Branding
Organisation: Discovery Hospitality
Hospitality leader and APAC Travel speaker with nearly two decades of experience in Digital Marketing and successful portfolio in Search Engine Optimization, PPC, Email Marketing, Social Media Marketing, E-Commerce and Online Reputation Management. Professor for a Day at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management, with Master’s Degree in Advertising.
Ms. Alicja Snarska
Designation: Community Manager
Organisation Name: MVP Match
Alicja is always analysing schemes and patterns around her. She started her career in a start-up, then worked for Microsoft, later gained experience running marketing in smaller it companies.
Her passion to communities resulted in opening an NGO aiming at promoting co-living and co-housing.
After hours Alicja studies psychology, cooks Mexican food and watches dog videos online.
Ms. Kath Pay
Designation: CEO, Founder & Author
Organisation: Holistic Email Marketing
Winner of the EEC’s Thought Leader Award 2021 and industry veteran of 23 years, Kath is the founder and CEO of Holistic Email Marketing, a boutique email consultancy. With 10 years on the UK DMA Email Marketing Council, Kath is the author of the best-selling book, Holistic Email Marketing. She is an international keynote speaker, regular blogger, expert contributor, and trainer
Mr. Ljubomir Peric
Designation: Facebook Advertising Expert
Organisation Name: Optiweb
Ljubomir Peric is a young Facebook Advertising & Performance Marketing Expert, with more than 7 years of experience in the Digital Marketing space. He has gained priceless experience by managing more than 100 Facebook ad accounts in different niches and generated more than $40 million in revenue. My main area of expertise are Facebook/Instagram advertising, Social Media Advertising, eCommerce Performance Marketing, Conversion Rate Optimization.
Mr. Xavier Moreano
Xavier Moreano is an explorer of strategies, insights and new ways of do more and better, applying innovation to business models, strategy and marketing through technology, management 3.0 and agile methodologies. Passionate about marketing, technology and innovation, with more than 18 years of experience directing the corporate and competitive strategy of large tech companies, creating value and sustained growth. He had innovated the internet market in Ecuador developing new categories of internet services, new agile ways to market research with data analytics and new models to connect the brand with the market. Is an expert in strategy, marketing, technology, innovation and transformation digital. Today he is CMO of NETLIFE, a secure ultra-high broadband provider, Post grade Professor in UDLA and IEB School, teacher in Digital Entrepreneurship program in CEABAD, Entrepreneur, columnist in Puro marketing and keynote Speaker
Mr. Yandaro Al Amien
Designation: Founder, Chief Culture & Learning Officer
Organisation Name: PopCon
Yandaro Al Amien is one of the founding members of POPCON fest – Southeast Asia School for Business Influencer.
In 2020 he was listed as one of the Top 70 Rising Personalities on LinkedIn by Marketing in Asia.
He is a certified NLP Master Coach and Barrett Culture Consultant and Certified Motivational Profiler with more than 18 years’ of experience in facilitating and coaching leaders, team and cultural transformation initiatives across organization within Southeast Asia.
To date, he has trained more than 100,000 individuals from all walks of life, before deciding to embark on a journey in developing Thought leadership and Authority Building through the LinkedIn platform.
He has also founded several businesses and community engagement activities with a strong background in People and Organizational Development.
He is currently the Co-Host of #justlanggar show!
Ms. Anwuli Opene-Awogu
Designation: Brand & Communications Manager
Organisation: GAIA AFRICA
Anwuli Awogu is a Brand & Communications Expert with experience in managing brands across different industries. She is currently the Brand and Communications Manager at GAIA AFRICA, a members only club for Africa’s top 5% of female C-suite Executives, Business Founders and Creatives. She provides strategic communications for organizations, helping them develop and implement robust brand and communications strategy. She is also adept in social media, copywriting, negotiations, and storytelling. Anwuli has a Law degree from the University of Benin, a Mini-MBA from Tekedia Institute and is currently running a Master’s in public and International Affairs at the University of Lagos. She has successfully executed projects for brands like FilmoRealty, SME100Africa, 100women, Bilateral Communications amongst others. She is a contributor to several blogs including Bellanaija , one of the leading entertainment blogs in Nigeria. She also serves as Brand Consultant to several SMEs. Anwuli has interviewed industry Thought leaders and CEOs like Charles Odii, Yemi Faseun and former CEO of Wolcott Niepce Limited. In her spare time, she loves to play tennis and enjoys curating fashion pieces.
Mr. Sumukh Lohani
Designation: Digital Marketing Analyst
Organisation Name: Covered by SAGE
I’m Sumukh Lohani, and I’ve been involved in Digital Marketing for the past 5 years. My expertise lies in all things content, but I’m also well versed in areas such as social media marketing, advertising, media buying, and more. Currently, I work as a Digital Marketing Analyst in an up-and-coming insurance business. I take pride in the fact that I’ve ranked a substantial number of keywords in the top 3 positions in SERP, including snippets and knowledge cards. Besides work, I’m a fur daddy to an adorable cat called Mischi, and I enjoy gaming and astrology. Most recently, I’ve been particularly fond of Clubhouse.
Designation: CEO & Principal
Organisation: Demarkles Digital
Charles Demarkles has spent over a decade working in the Digital Optimization & Analytics industry. He founded Demarkles Digital, a full service digital agency, after leaving PayPal’s Global Web & Global MarTech Teams. At PayPal he was in charge of Global Technical SEO & building custom internal platform health & analytics tools.
Prior to that Charles worked primarily agency-side, with a strong focus on SEO, SEM & Analytics reporting, as well as in CMO & mentorship roles with some start-ups. His primary focus has been to take advanced problem solving abilities & outside the box thinking to help organizations surpass their goals. One of the fundamental elements of this is being able to effectively communicate with stakeholders across companies in a manner that all team members understand & providing value through a well-defined measurement strategy.
Charles has a Computer Science BS from Fordham University & also enjoys golfing, grilling, boating and trading stocks & investing.
Ms. Yetty Williams
Designation: Founder / CEO
Organisation Name: LagosMums
Mrs. Yetty Williams holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA strategy and finance from the Yale School of Management, USA. She has an executive degree in Digital Media Marketing from the University of Cambridge.
She is a social entrepreneur and has over 20 years working experience which spans financial services, real estate consulting. She started her career in Bloomberg Financial Markets and has also worked at Wachovia Bank (now Wells Fargo), Shell, Persianas, Lafarge, and Union Bank.
Yetty is the founder of LagosMums, the first Nigerian blog dedicated to Mums, parents, and caregivers. She believes that parenting should be a mindful and collaborative process. LagosMums mission is to be a family life and parenting resource for mums, parents, and caregivers, it takes an e-village to raise a child in the 21st Century. She is the convener of the LagosMums Parenting Conference which is an annual gathering of parents and experts. Over the years the conference has attracted thousands of parents and experts discussing pertinent topics relating to parenting and family matters.
LagosMums has grown organically online and is active on social media across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with over 100,000 followers.
Yetty is a certified Life Coach and Neuro-linguistic Programming Practitioner. As a speaker, she has been invited to speak several times on Parenting, work-life balance, digital media, and entrepreneurship at various companies, schools, company retreats and many more platforms locally and globally. She is a guest on the Parenting Today show on LagosTalks 91.3 FM on Thursdays at 12.30 pm where she delves into various parenting topics. In 2020, Yetty was the keynote speaker during the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day celebration hosted by Google.
Yetty is the lead consultant at Slay with Digital, where she consults on Digital transformation and Strategic Digital media marketing planning for Business owners and Companies. Some of her clients include P&G, Kimberly Clark, Nivea, AXA Mansard, Google, several SME’s and Schools.
She serves on the boards of the Bethesda Child Support Agency and Afro-Tech Girls.
Yetty has won many awards over the years some of which include, being announced as the winner in the Social Media/Online media category in the ELOY (Exquisite Lady Of the Year) 2015 Awards and was a nominee in the Digital Media Entrepreneur category in 2019. Yetty was recognized as a conversation starter in the YNaija 100 media list.
LagosMums was selected as an Organization to implement Google Online Safety Roadshow workshops in the community and schools in 2019. This was successfully done reaching over 1,000 participants. In 2020, Yetty was selected as a partner for the POWER Initiative; (Providing Opportunities for Women’s economic rise), in partnership with the US Department of State’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S.Consulate Lagos and supported by Google.
In 2021, LagosMums was selected as one of the winners in the Africa Online Safety Fund, set up by Google.org. It is certainly an honour to have been selected as one of the 26 organizations across 9 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The grant will go towards promoting online safety and digital well-being for parents, teachers and children.
Yetty Williams is married to Afolabi Williams, a very supportive “LagosDad” and they are blessed with two children who have inspired her to start a compilation of #funnythingschildrensay.
Mr. Harrison Singer
Designation: Digital Director
Organisation: Mourgo Creative Solutions
Harrison Singer is a seasoned social media manager, content strategist and digital media planner with over 10 years of experience managing digital campaigns for several renowned marketing and branding firms. He is an expert at developing on-brand strategies for brands, small businesses and startups.
Mr. Anders Lindstrom
Designation: Director of Marketing
Organisation Name: Sygnature Discovery
Anders is the Director of Marketing at the leading Drug Discovery firm Sygnature Discovery. Having worked in and around marketing for 19 years he is a passionate digital citizen with a track record of growing businesses of all sizes.
Prior to Sygnature Anders worked for Siemens during over 8 years where he held roles including Head of Sales, Product Portfolio Manager, Marketing Manager and Communications Manager in the company’s Energy Sector. Before Siemens, he worked in marketing communications at the professional services firm Experian for over 2 years.
Anders holds an MBA from the University of Leicester, a BA in Communications and Marketing from the University of Gävle, Sweden, an MA in Digital Journalism from the Universidad Europea, Spain as well as a Certificate in Digital Marketing Strategy from the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
Ms. Stefania Alvino
Designation: Digital & Multichannel Marketing Manager
Organisation: Daiichi Sankyo
Stefania is a Digital and Multichannel Marketing Manager in Daiichi Sankyo Italy, also driver of the Digital Transformation at European level for the country. She established strong digital marketing, social media and digital strategy experience. In her role, Stefania has developed her ability to translate theory into action in the context of change control and mind process.
At Daiichi Sankyo Italy, Stefania is responsible for digital & multi-channel strategy, the planning of local and regional initiatives, evaluating the impact of multi-channel marketing and digital strategy to the integration of on-and offline services and initiatives to open up cross-functional opportunities.
She has gain several awards for innovative projects in the digital and multichannel field and has been a guest speaker at various Italian and international conferences.
Stefania has over 10 years of pharmaceutical, marketing, communications and digital experience in different company.
She is also a journalist with several experience in radio, TV and magazines publishing several articles and nowadays she writes articles on innovation and digital transformation topics
Mr. Emmanuel Ndonga
Designation: Head Of Digital
Organisation Name: Zuriel Limited
Emmanuel Ndonga is the Head of Digital at Zuriel Limited & Country Brand Ambassador African Innovation Week. He is passionate about bridging the digital-divide among the youth in Africa and is currently working on collaborative projects to provide over 5,000,000 students across Africa with digital-literacy skills. Emmanuel is also a podcast host of the Zuriel Show a platform that is dedicated to sparking conversations and sharing ideas involving : ‘Technology, Innovation and Youth Development’