MarTech Festival 2017 Speakers

More speaker announcements coming soon, but for now we are very excited to announce our headline superhero MarTech speakers, drum roll please, brrrrrrrrrr…

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Scott Brinker - Martech Festival@chiefmartec
Scott Brinker
Scott Brinker publishes the Chief Marketing Technologist blog, chiefmartec.com and is the programme chair of the MarTech conference series. He produces the annual ‘Marketing Technology Landscape’. He is the author of the book “Hacking Marketing” published by Wiley. He is also the brand new VP of Platform Ecosystem for Hubspot. He has degrees in computer science from Columbia University and Harvard University and an MBA. from MIT.

Marketing Technology Landscape Supergraphic (2017): Martech 5000.

Travis Wright
Travis Wright is a successful author, consultant, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, data and analytics geek, tech journalist, growth hacker, podcast host, and mediocre stand-up comic.

He is the former global digital and social strategist at Symantec for the Norton brand, he was a Russian linguist in the US Army, the CMO of http://CCP.Digital , a Kansas City & SF-based digital ad and content agency, the co-founder of DeepSee.io, an AI content platform and LinkedGen, a social selling technology platform. He also hosts MarTech Talks, where he interviews marketing technology vendors.

Over the past 20 years, Wright has helped hundreds of B2B & B2C companies, from well-funded start-ups and SMBs to the Fortune 100. He is also a columnist for Inc. Magazine, podcast host of VentureBeat’s VB Engage, and author of his first book with Wiley and Sons, Digital Sense, which was published in January 2017.

@TheRealSJR ‏
Stewart Rogers
Stewart Rogers has over 25 years experience in sales, marketing, managing, and mentoring in the software and IT industries. He is currently Director, Marketing Technology at VB Insight – VentureBeat’s research arm – where he analyses and studies marketing technology, artificial intelligence, and virtual/mixed reality. He is also a journalist for VentureBeat, reporting the news on those same topics. Prior to VentureBeat, Rogers ran a number of successful software companies and held global roles in sales and marketing for businesses in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the U.K. He has contributed to several sales and marketing publications and is regularly invited to speak at major tech events across the globe.

Parry Malm - Martech Festival

Parry Malm
CEO, Phrasee
Parry is a self-described digital anarchist, although according to the Metropolitan police he’s just an anarchist. When not teaching wayward youths the error of their ways through the magic of interpretive dance, he is the CEO of Phrasee.

He’s quite a well-known dude in marketing circles… he was Econsultancy’s #2 guest blogger in 2015, which sucks as in 2013 he was #1. He has spoken at pretty much every major marketing conference over the years. He has many leather-bound books. His apartment smells of rich mahogany. He is kind of a big deal. Leopard print suit? Sure, why wouldn’t you. Martech’s answer to GQ.

What Parry especially enjoys is talking about himself in the third person. It gives him a sense of unnecessary grandiosity. Parry enjoys watching grown men on skates punch each other in the face. On weekends, he polices the mean streets of London wearing a Mountie uniform. And he likes Megadeth. A lot. To sum him up in three words: anarchy, innovation, and awesome. (Editors note: Parry wrote this himself.)


Lukasz Zelezny

Head of Organic Acquisition, Social Media Speaker and SEO Evangelist
Lukasz Zelezny
is the head of organic acquisition at
uSwitch.com, a UK based price comparison website with offices in London.

Leading his team, he is responsible for the uSwitch.com brand’s organic visibility, conversion rate, traffic and engagement. Lukasz is a hands-on person, he spends lots of his time keeping up to date with the changes in the technology of online marketing.

Lukasz started his career in 2005 and has since been responsible for the organic performance of a number of companies including HomeAway, Thomson Reuters, The Digital Property Group and Fleetway Travel.

He is a graduate from the Silesian University of Technology with a BA in Marketing.


Christine joined Valitor as Chief Marketing Officer in August 2017.  She brings 25+ years’ experience of business to business marketing in the technology sector, including leading European marketing functions for large companies (Hewlett-Packard and Cisco Systems), as well as smaller companies such as Extraprise, Cambridge Technology Partners and Insight Marketing.

Christine is a respected thought leader and speaker, most notable for her TEDx Talk ‘Unconventional Career Advice’ and regular blogs for Forbes Woman.  In 2016 she was included in B2B Marketing’s Top 10 Most Influential Women in Martech, as well as being a judge and keynote speaker at the national Women in Business Awards. At Cisco Systems she was also the Global and EMEAR co-lead for Connected Women.

Chris is passionate about all things digital and social and the role they play in digital transformation.  Most recently at Digital Leadership Associates she helped companies with social strategy definition and implementation, social selling training and mentoring and social presence management. You can find her on Twitter @christinebailey.

Christine holds a bachelor’s degree in German and Business Studies from Warwick University and a doctorate (DBA) in customer insight from Cranfield School of Management in the UK.

Steve Lok
Head of Marketing Tech & Ops, The Economist
Steve Lok is Head of Marketing Tech and Ops at The Economist has been working in technology for more than 20 years, though his team likes to refer to him simply as “The Plumber”.

Steve Lok is Head of Marketing Tech and Ops at The Economist and has been working in technology for more than 20 years, though his team likes to refer to him simply as “The Plumber”. Steve has received numerous awards for his enablement of smart use of data in marketing acquisition and in helping his team execute on their visions of the future. Steve started his career as a web developer in the 90s with his own healthcare IT startup and then led agile project programs before accepting his current role in The Economist’s global circulation team. Applying those learned principles into marketing led The Economist team into taking home a Cannes Lions, DMA Grand Prix, and recently at the IPA award for smartest data and technology use in The Economist’s recent Brand Response strategy and to the highest single-year increase in circulation revenue in a decade. Steve is a frequent speaker and teacher on the subject of MarTech and agile. He often speaks about how the confluence of tech, data, and content is now real – and provable.

Saul Lopes
Customer LifeCycle Lead, Virgin Holidays
Saul has a strong background in travel, having worked for NetJets, Claridge’s Hotel and Virgin. With over 8 years’ experience in Product Development, Analytics, Customer Relationship Management and Loyalty, he leads Virgin Holidays’ efforts to become a truly data-driven innovator in the art of email.


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