2018 MarTech Festival Speaker Line Up

The God Father of MarTech, the voice of marketing technology, Scott Brinker, returns to headline our MarTech Festival 2018. Plus he is joined by keynote Tim Hughes, #1 Global #Socialselling Pioneer and Innovator. We have also confirmed some other fantastic speakers, and more announced soon.

  • Scott Brinker, VP Platform Ecosystem, HubSpot; Editor, chiefmartec.com
  • Timothy (Tim) Hughes, Best Selling Author, Social Selling “Pioneer and Innovator”, CEO & Co-Founder, Digital Leadership Associates
  • Laura Price, Marketing Technology Manager, Weight Watchers
  • Lennart Gijsen, Global Head of Marketing, Booking.com
  • James Libor, Senior Manager – Media, Digital & Brand Partnerships, Virgin Holidays
  • Steve Lok, Head of Martech & Ops, Mass & Digital Acquistion, The Economist
  • Doug Kessler, Creative Director, Co-Founder, Velocity Partners
  • Carlos Doughty, Founder, MarTech Alliance
  • Rebecca Allen, Global Head of Branded Content, The Drum

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MarTech Festival Speakers – Final Call for speakers – last remaining slots [Martech ballers]

Thanks for your interest in speaking at our 2018 MarTech Alliance Festival, the anti-conference, 31st October, London. Have a gander at the below event background and if you think its a good fit for you whip over your details.

What you get:

  • Exposure to 300+ marketers, technologists to senior business leaders from brands such as Facebook, Amazon, Vodafone, JohnLewis, UBM, Informa, etc. Most commonly the event draws in heads of+ in marketing.
  • A full event pass & speaker discount code to share with your network. Plus a swag bag of cr@p.
  • Pre/post press opportunities.

Event themes: The core event pillars include the following, with focus on where marketing technology is creating more challenges and/or solutions.

  • Mapping & stacking – Building the ultimate marketing technology stack.
  • Data & analytics – GDPR, Attribution, SCV, etc – data driven everything.
  • Channel mgt & optimisation – Practical & tactical execution across content marketing, social & influencer marketing, search, marketing automation & personalisation, A/B testing & CRO, etc.
  • Emerging & disruptive marketing tech – Trends, insights & predictions; Blockchain, AI, VR, etc.

Event format: 

  • A mix of standalone, tag team and panel sessions
  • 15min – 25min sessions
  • Multi-stream split
  • Attendee digital transformation maturity; intermediate to advanced.

Event presentation style: We encourage you to deliver your session exactly how feels most natural.  That said below is an overview of the event style and approach most speakers adopt.

  • Relaxed, informal, playful. It’s not PG rated.
  • Crunchy and practical advice, mixed with unique research and statistics.
  • Strongly opinionated views.
  • Advice and insights that can be transferable across B2B or B2C and a mix of industries.
  • Emotive and animated delivery – Projecting your session in such a way that reading an article or script for the session would be a completely different experience to you’re actually presenting it.

You can access 2017 MarTech festival presentation videos and decks here.

Note for vendors/consultants/agencies: We are open to sessions from vendors, consultants or agencies but these can be deemed ‘salesy’ by participants so these must be of an exceptional level to be selected. As such you may wish to instead propose one of your notable brand clients present.

2017 MarTech Speakers & Brands

The world’s top MarTech Superheroes including; Scott Brinker, Travis Wright & Stewart Rogers – Onalytica’s No.1, 5 & 7 from their top 100 MarTech influencers (Onalytica Rankings)

2017 MarTech Speakers

Scott Brinker - Martech Festival@chiefmartec
Scott Brinker – VP Platform Ecosystem at HubSpot; Editor at chiefmartec.com; Program Chair of MarTech
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 – Blockchain Marketing and MarTech Consultant. Author of Digital Sense. Host of two successful podcasts. Keynote Speaker.
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 – Director, Marketing Technology – VB Insight
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 – 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.

Dr Christine (Chris) Bailey – CMO, Valitor
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.

Jaime-PhamJaime Pham – Content Marketing Evangelist, Linkedin
Jaime Pham joined the forefront of social media marketing with LinkedIn San Francisco eight years ago, before the word “content” ever entered the social media vocabulary. Now living in London, she leverages that expertise as the lead social content and native advertising expert for the LinkedIn Marketing Solutions sales business across EMEA. Her goal is to inspire marketers to find success with content marketing to a professional audience. When she is not running workshops for some of the world’s biggest brands, she shares her insights into trends and best practices at conferences around Europe. Outside of work her passions lie in her family, travel, yoga, dance and theatre.

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.

Lance Concannon – Marketing Director, Europe
Lance has a long background in social media marketing – before he joined Sysomos he spent a decade as an agency-side digital specialist, working with brands like Sony, IBM, BP and Accor, right from the very early days of social media. Prior to his marketing career, Lance spent a decade as a technology journalist, and since 2015 he has led marketing in Europe for Sysomos.

EmilyEmily Palmer – Head of Digital, ShortList Media
As Shortlist prepared to celebrate their 10th birthday, they knew it was time to elevate what they offer digitally for their audience and advertisers.  Emily joined to help do this. Calling on her experience in programmatic advertising (Reuters), ad tech (Sizmek and OpenX) and a career spanning <far too long for someone so young> in media, Emily has immersed herself in nearly every area of the organisation in order to drive change

Aisling McKeon, Consultant – Leading EMEA Marketing Excellence Solution – Gartner (Formerly CEB)