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And in September 2019, she has been appointed Chief Creative Officer at Wunderman Thompson Brazil leading a team of more than 100 people in São Paulo and Porto Alegre, and reporting to Pedro Reiss, CEO of Wunderman Thompson Brazil. This year, Keka will serve on the 2020 Clio Awards Branded Entertainment & Content Jury.

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MPC Paris eventually merged with Mikros to become Mikros MPC, and Sophie joined the production team as executive producer. She is currently on maternity leave, but follows her company’s developments and loves being part of the fun. Marie Claire holds many titles, but the one she believes truly defines her is ‘A student of life’. She also believes that there’s always something to learn from every waking moment and there’s something we all can give back to every day.

In 2012, his interactive installation for Autism Speaks was accepted into the New York Museum of Modern Art archives. In August 2012, Ronald took on the role of Chief Creative Officer of BBDO and Proximity Singapore and was appointed head of the BBDO Asia Creative Council. At the agency’s first set of award shows under Ronald’s watch, honors were received at D&AD, Clio, NY Fest, Cannes, Adfest and Spikes Asia. 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.

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Frankfurt on the Main, Germany Mati Greenspan An investment specialist and market analyst with an eye for the latest market trends and trading opportunities, Mati Greenspan has been involved in financial markets his entire life. He is the co-author of the book “The Complete Guide to Fintech and Investing,” and is a licensed portfolio manager in the European Union. Greenspan is known for his ability to spot and articulate investment opportunities in rapidly evolving industries.

He specializes in the crypto-asset markets on which he is frequently quoted in financial news sites like Bloomberg, CNBC, the Wall Street Journal and many more. Brooklyn, New York Jake Chervinsky Jake Chervinsky serves as general counsel at Compound Labs and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center. He became interested in crypto back in 2017, believing that the technology could fix many persistent problems in the world. He has become a voice on crypto regulatory issues involving U.S. securities laws, such as the SEC vs. Kik case, Ripple, stablecoins, no-action letters, Blockstack and more. San Francisco, California Nick Szabo Nick Szabo has been involved in the crypto sector since the 90s, pioneering, among other ideas, the notion of “smart contracts” as well as designing BitGold, a precursor and influence to Bitcoin. Many often point to Szabo as the most likely living person to be Bitcoin’s anonymous inventor, Satoshi Nakamoto. Washington, DC Ted Livingston Ted Livingston studied robotics at the University of Waterloo.

Since establishing Lardi & Partner Consulting GmbH in 2012, Kamales has advised companies across various industries such as UBS, Swiss Federal Railwas , Pfizer, Victorinox and Sanitas Insurance among others. Kamales is a published author, lecturer, as well as member of the MBA Advisory Board at Durham University, UK. She has recently been appointed as a startup mentor for the F10 Fintech Incubator & Accelerator sponsored by the Swiss stock exchange. London & Milton Keynes Olivier Rikken Olivier graduated as MSc in systems engineering, policy analysis and management at Delft University of Technology on the topic of discrete simulation models as support for continuous process improvement. Throughout his career he worked in various industries, always in roles responsible for both business strategy/process improvement on the one hand and IT development on the other, leading operational and IT teams.

Since graduating from the Royal College of Art, she has set up Patel & Co., a collaborative studio that develops editorial and book design, exhibition design and signage, as well as identity and brand. She is also a visiting lecturer on undergraduate and postgraduate design courses from time to time. Along with her own practice, Avni has worked at Thames & Hudson for the last decade and has recently taken on a post as Art Director of their Museums list, working on titles with the V&A, The British Museum and more recently M+ in Hong Kong. As Partner and Executive Creative Director, Matt Murphy has continually pushes 72andSunny to innovate with art, technology and entertainment, producing culturally-impactful work that has been recognized in every prestigious award show in the industry.

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She’s managed to make plenty of adverts, win a few awards, neglect some office plants, relocate across hemispheres and even get herself banned from an entire African country for a while. That was a consequence of helping The Zimbabwean newspaper fight against the oppression of the Mugabe regime by printing messages of protest on actual banknotes. The campaign made history, picking up over 50 awards, including a D&AD Black Pencil, two Grand Clios, the ADC’s first Black Cube and a Cannes Grand Prix. A five-year stint at BBH’s London flagship followed, during which Shelley and her creative partner worked across the agency’s full client roster, producing work for The Guardian, Audi, Google, Heineken, KFC and Mentos. In 2017, they were hired as the first creative directors in Droga 5’s UK relaunch.

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Rez has lectured at Oxford University and St.Martin’s, exhibited at Tate UK, spoken at Tedx, captained a cricket team in California, and – being a firm believer that curiosity leads to creativity – has traveled to 131 countries. I studied film in college but found my way into advertising through the in-house post production facility at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in 2006. After seven months of dubbing digi-beta tapes, I switched to the creative department and suddenly I was a copywriter, learning from a lot of very smart people who are all running agencies now.

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He also led the campaign that brought the BJP to national power in 2014 with the famous lines abki baar Modi Sarkar – this time Modi government and ache din aane wale hain – good days are going to come. Unlike the Ambanis and Bill Gates who have money to donate for social causes, he believes people in advertising can use their creativity to drive social change.

Having co-founded Yellow Magazine alongside his sister whilst working full-time in Advertising, Oreoluwa also has experience curating for different disciplines and audiences. Kuchar Swara is the Creative Director of magazines and print editions across The Telegraph Media Group, founder of British watch company Sekford and co-founder of Port, a biannual mens magazine launched in 2009. A graduate from the London College of Printing, Kuchar is an award-winning creative director. In 2013 Priya founded Design for Social Change – A studio for community operating systems for smart cities and citizens to co-create better cities with brands, local businesses and councils crowd-powering local economies. D4SC’s alpha product Changify has been widely featured in Wired, Ted x City 2.0, globally shortlisted for biz model innovation and is in pilot in London. Other projects include being awarded by the Post Office to re-imagine and prototype the future of the local post-office. Prakash enjoys creating new habits and behaviours bringing to market now household products such as BBC iPlayer and Nokia Asha Phones.

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He is the co-author of Chainpoint, the first industry standard protocol for anchoring data in the blockchain. He is also a speaker about Bitcoin and blockchain technology to business and technical audiences, including presentations to the Federal Reserve, Wells Fargo, Consensus, and the Miami Bitcoin Conference. Lithuania Sally Eaves Sally Eaves is a global strategy advisor on Blockchain AI FinTech and Social Impact. She is an award-winning thought leader in innovation, digital transformation and emergent technologies, notably blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics.

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He believes agencies must provide return not only on the money brands are investing, but also the time consumers are spending with the work. With a diverse portfolio, current and past clients include, Intel, MINI,, Adobe, Fifth Third Bank, National Geographic and Coca-Cola but his work extends way beyond ads. In 2018, PJ published best-selling novels and edited “The Art of Branded Entertainment”, the first book ever published by a Cannes jury, now available worldwide in both digital and paperback. She started out in the Creative Services department of Discovery Channel and then Channel 4, rebranding FilmFour and launching More4 as creative director.

Phil Crowe a founding Partner of Parliament, A new independent visual effects and creative studio in Los Angeles. Phil was previously Chief Creative Officer of the Mill, where he worked for over 20 years. As a graduate of Ravensbourne College, London, Crowe and has gone on to lead award-winning visual effects campaigns such as Levi’s ‘Dangerous Liaisons’, Old Spice ‘The Man Your Man Could Smell Like’ and P&G’s ‘Thank You, Mom’.

He is currently the founder and CEO of Messari in New York City, a firm that is building an open data library for the crypto asset class. San Francisco Bay Area Jameson Lopp Jameson Lopp is BitGo’s team lead of the software engineering group BitGo, a security service for virtual assets that is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. Jameson Lopp’s Bitcoin career started in 2015. As of November 2018, he was the chief technology officer of the crypto startup casa.

In her spare time she perfects recipes from her dual hometowns of Singapore and Sri Lanka, collages and paints, attends gigs and dreams of swimming in the ocean. Brand citizenship is the practice of creating value for society and building businesses at the same time. Jim believes these aims are mutually beneficial and necessary for a modern business to thrive. He’s passionate about building brand armies and fueling movements that go deeper with fans. His previous gig was at the helm of Surfrider Foundation, the largest group of coastal activists on the planet. When not working, he advances the art of waterproof sculpture, he’s 20 boards into a side gig as surfboard shaper. Tom Martin is Executive Creative Director and partner in one of the world’s leading independent agencies, Special Group Australia.

Formerly Creative Partner at award-winning global brand agencies Superunion and The Partners. Having grown up in Australia, she moved to London in 2003 and since then has brought her style and eye for beautiful design to album artwork, book covers, stationery and her own books including the recent Starbird and Animalphabet, a collaboration with Julia Donaldson. Sharon has a passion for innovation, and her artwork and clever use of paper cutting encourage the reader to think differently about the pages they hold in their hands. Mark El-khatib is a London-based designer running his collaborative studio developing publications, printed matter, websites, visual identities, exhibition and environmental graphics. He received his MA from the Royal College of Art in 2010 and was previously a partner at Sara De Bondt studio. Alongside his own practice, Mark was art director of Tate Etc. magazine (2011–16).

Donna Payne is Creative Director at Faber & Faber, the UK’s leading independent publisher. She heads up a small but brilliantly formed team that thrives on delivering consistently excellent work across a diverse range of genres, often taking inspiration from Faber’s extensive design archive. Donna has art directed many leading illustrators and photographers, and regularly gives talks on Book Design at schools, universities and literary events.

In 2008 Niko co-founded Great Apes which is currently one of the most internationally awarded digital agencies in Finland. During the past 20 years he has worked with most categories of digital design from online advertising to complex web services & apps all the way to interactive installations & game interfaces. Shun is Partner of KESIKI inc, an impact & transformation design firm focuses on fostering ‘kind economy’.

  • He aims to remain true to his core and to place creativity up and front of wherever life takes him.
  • Rick was also behind 2014’s Monty the Penguin Christmas campaign for John Lewis, which was awarded two Cannes Lions Grand Prix including one in effectiveness, resulting in it being the Gunn Report’s Most Awarded TV Ad of 2015.
  • She lives in the Jordaan with her cat Rocio Oliva and she has a soft spot for karaoke.
  • San Francisco Bay Area Aaron Van Wirdum Aaron van Wirdum is a freelance journalist writing about the bitcoin/blockchain space.

Stephan has worked in London, Canada, Hong Kong, SE Asia and Chinese mainland markets, always in search of that key insight and human truth that is irresistible to clients and consumers alike. Dennis Lück is the most awarded creative in Switzerland, with the industry recently naming him Advertiser of the Year. He began his professional career as a translator at Thyssen Krupp System Engineering S.r.l. in Turin.

Matias was among the top 10 most awarded Creative Directors at Cannes Lions in 2018 and has been a jury member and president of jury in many festivals around the world. Billy Seabrook has spent over 20 years creating innovative brand strategies and omni-channel customer experiences for leading brands in the automotive, CPG, financial services, retail, technology, and travel industries. As the Global Chief Creative Officer of IBM iX, Billy leads a global network of over 57 design studios to deliver data-driven insights, human-centric ideas, and measurable business impact for leading brands around the world. Prior to joining the IBM team in 2017, he held executive creative leadership roles at Digitas, eBay, and Citi where he managed the growth and change of the organizations and the day-to-day activities of global creative teams. Billy speaks frequently at industry events and has won numerous awards for his distinctive work. Under her direction, the agency grew to be recognized as the Agency of the Year – Turkey and has retained the title for the past 7 years.

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