8:30AM
Break
8:30am - 9:25am
9:25AM
Keynote (Main Stage)
9:25am - 9:30am
Departing CEO
Havas Media Group
9:30AM
Keynote (Main Stage)
9:30am - 10:00am

Founded in Paris in 1909, L’Oreal has stood the test of time - unlike many fashions! From creating perfectly crafted brands to big budget media campaigns and digital acceleration, L’Oreal has an instinct for what’s new and next. This keynote will reveal the next phase of the global beauty player’s evolution. The company upped its digital media spend by 32.9% in 2016, has pioneered the social beauty space, encouraged collaborations with emerging tech players and with ecommerce sales up to 1.7 billion euros, targeted ambitious direct-to-consumer growth.

CMO
L'Oréal
10:00AM
Keynote (Main Stage)
10:00am - 10:20am

With most publisher platforms reporting attention spans of under 10 seconds, advertisers are beginning to wonder if the days of the 30-second spot are numbered.

Audience control over what to watch or block & avoid has reached unprecedented levels. Viewers dictate what is good and worth their attention. And they are not afraid to express their preference on how they want to view advertiser-produced content. Given the extreme levels of advertising aversion and avoidance, is it possible for marketers to capture audience attention and achieve consistent business results?

Global Head of Digital Marketing
Reckitt Benckiser
Chief Strategy Officer
Acuity Ads
The Next Big Thing Stage
10:00am - 11:00am

Examine the current state of AI & Machine Learning in AdTech, where it’s going and what companies need to do to start their own initiatives.

Join Geospock and industry leaders who are already integrating AI into their workflows and learn from shared experience.

Founder & CTO
Geospock
Global Technology Editor
Campaign
Journalist, Editor and Content Strategist
Programmatic Columnist & Consultant
Global Head of Experience Strategy
Blippar
10:20AM
Keynote (Main Stage)
10:20am - 10:30am
Director, UK Operations
LiveIntent
10:35AM
Keynote (Main Stage)
10:35am - 11:05am

It’s the time of year for predictions - but is the insight on which you are basing key strategic decisions credible? Based on working with 250,000+ future-focused professionals in 180+ countries, Trendwatching’s fast-paced and high impact trends are guaranteed to highlight trend-driven innovation that wows, inspires and challenges misconceptions. Will the VR economy reach maturity? How will AI change the world? Is the adtech bubble about to burst? Big questions - make sure you’re at ad:tech to make an informed strategy for 2018.

Managing Director
Trendwatching
11:05AM
Break
11:05am - 11:30am
11:35-5:25
Data & Tech (Main Stage)
11:35am - 5:25pm

Chair: Paul Frampton, departing CEO, Havas Media 

Departing CEO
Havas Media Group
Brands & Experience (Experience Stage)
11:35am - 5:25pm

Chair: Alex Hobhouse, Social & Innovation Director, Saatchi & Saatchi

The Next Big Thing Stage
11:35am - 5:25pm

Chair: Diane Perlman, CMO, Microsoft Ventures

Interim CMO
Unruly
11:35AM
Data & Tech (Main Stage)
11:35am - 12:05pm

P&G Chief Brand Officer Marc Pritchard’s now infamous words caused a stir in 2017 as ad fraud, viewability and transparency dominated the industry agenda. With scrutiny at an all time high, don’t miss this high-powered discussion as top global brands, agencies, publishers and tech providers gather to thrash out a roadmap to programmatic transparency.

Moderator: Paul Frampton, departing CEO, Havas Media

Global Head of Digital Marketing
Nomad Foods
Senior Digital Manager, Europe
Sony Mobile
Digital Marketing Director
Betsson Group
Global Lead, Media & Digital Marketing
WFA
Departing CEO
Havas Media Group
Brands & Experience (Experience Stage)
11:35am - 12:05pm

The world of asset management would probably not be the first industry that springs to mind when it comes to brand engagement. UBS has set out an ambitious content and technology plan to humanise the brand of this financial services juggernaut. From innovative partnerships with tech and media players to an editorial approach to in-house content activities, Dr Winfried Daun, UBS’ Group Head of Advertising, Brand Strategy & Media will reveal how to create more meaningful engagement and experiences.

MD - Group Head Advertising, Brand Strategy and Media
UBS
The Next Big Thing Stage
11:35am - 12:05pm

It’s competition time. 100s of marketing and advertising start-ups applied, 15 have made it through to pitch for $50k Nestlé pilot and the prestigious Next Big Thing award. There’s just 4 places in the final available. The first 5 have each got three minutes to impress our judges and convince Nestlé that they have what it takes to leverage the Kit Kat brand to benefit communities, farmers and consumers via the  Nestlé Cocoa Plan programme.

Interim CMO
Unruly
Co-Founder & CEO
Greengame
Founding Partner
Story stream
Chief Commercial Officer
Buzzoole
Global Head of Brand Partnerships
Kyra TV
Brand Partnerships Director
Jaunt VR
12:10PM
Data & Tech (Main Stage)
12:10pm - 12:30pm
CEO
Advenue
Co-Founder & CEO
Smartpipe
Brands & Experience (Experience Stage)
12:10pm - 12:30pm
General Manager - UK
90 Seconds
The Next Big Thing Stage
12:10pm - 12:40pm

The saying goes ‘don’t air your dirty laundry in public’. We’ve asked serial entrepreneur Ed Relf, CEO & Founder of Laundrapp, the app that makes washing your clothes easy, to do just the opposite. Ask him anything. Successes, failures, inspiration, the stresses, strains and growing pains of running one of the UK’s fastest growing tech businesses. Just don’t ask Ed about whether he prefers Bold or Persil.

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Founder & CEO
Laundrapp
12:45PM
Data & Tech (Main Stage)
12:35pm - 1:05pm

The Holy Grail of seamless omnichannel customer experience and precision attribution is still a distant dream for most marketers. But with an unprecedented volume of tools, technologies, data and modelling available to the modern marketer, there are practical steps you can make today to improve the customer journey and attribution accuracy. Should you be using a DMP? What attribution model is right for your business? Is your next hire a data scientist?

Global Head of Digital Marketing
Reckitt Benckiser
Global Digital Media Partnership Lead
GlaxoSmithKline
Lead Optimisation Specialist
HSBC
VP - EMEA
Workfront
Senior Optimisation Programme Manager – Personalisation and Decisioning Transformation
BT
Departing CEO
Havas Media Group
Brands & Experience (Experience Stage)
12:45pm - 1:15pm

A twitter addict with 310k followers, prolific comedy writer and actor whose credits include the best Alan Partridge episode ever made, Mission Impossible and 28 Days Later, Dave Schneider knows a thing or two about creating an emotional connection with an audience. So how can you create compelling social content at scale? Sharpen your creative skills, discover new ideas and enjoy a gag or two at Dave’s self-deprecating expense.

Comedian & Co-founder
That Lot
The Next Big Thing Stage
12:45pm - 1:00pm
CEO & Co-Founder
Adverity
1:00PM
Break
1:00pm - 2:00pm
2:00PM
Keynote (Main Stage)
2:00pm - 2:30pm

Creativity is changing – or is it and do we recognise its value or just taking it for granted? Is technology inspiring new forms of creativity or is it getting in the way? How do brands keep up with constant changing customer needs?

Tune into this fascinating session from Lenovo Executive Worldwide Brand Director, Jo Moore, for the lowdown on how the fast-growing tech brand uses creativity to generate engagement in a fiercely competitive market.

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Worldwide Executive Brand Director
Lenovo
The Next Big Thing Stage
2:00pm - 2:15pm
Project Manager
Berlin Partners
The Next Big Thing Stage
2:15pm - 2:30pm
UK Country Manager
Datorama
2:35PM
Data & Tech (Main Stage)
2:35pm - 2:50pm

You don’t need us to tell you that tech R&D is eye-wateringly expensive. In fact, tech companies spend more on R&D than any other industry. The rewards are potentially huge but add long sales cycles into the mix and you frequently have high risk, capital intensive businesses. This session will explore different approaches to R&D, focusing on in-house, outsourced and mixed models to identify a more effective and efficient approach to innovation.

Director - AdTech Center of Excellence
Cogniance
Managing Partner
Havas Media Group
Brands & Experience (Experience Stage)
2:35pm - 2:55pm
Head of Social Media
Manning Gottlieb OMD
Research Director
Smooth Media
The Next Big Thing Stage
2:35pm - 3:05pm

It’s competition time. 100s of marketing and advertising start-ups applied, 15 have made it through to pitch for $50k Nestlé pilot and the prestigious Next Big Thing award. There’s just 4 places in the final available. The second 5 have each got three minutes to impress our judges and convince Nestlé that they have what it takes to leverage the Kit Kat brand to benefit communities, farmers and consumers via the  Nestlé Cocoa Plan programme.

Interim CMO
Unruly
Founder & CEO
Good-Loop
Founder & CEO
Panache Media
Founder
Polymerse
Partnerships Director
Playmob
Founder
SOCIAL-INTERNET
2:55PM
Data & Tech (Main Stage)
2:55pm - 3:25pm

Motorsport has a reputation as an adopter of technology and innovation as teams search for the slimmest competitive edge. As the marketing industry begins to explore the possibilities of AI, VR and AR, join Williams Martini Racing CTO Graeme Hackland has benefited from an experimental approach to new technology and data. Will key F1 team decisions be automated in the future? Could AI replace human intervention in pitstops? How can VR drive innovative brand experiences? Fuel up on the latest innovations and accelerate your technology strategy in this exciting keynote.

CIO
Williams Martini F1 Racing
Brands & Experience (Experience Stage)
3:00pm - 3:15pm
Vice President UK
Digital Element
3:15PM
Brands & Experience (Experience Stage)
3:20pm - 3:45pm
Marketing VP - UK
Burger King
Business Director
Vizeum
Executive Creative Director
360i
Business Director - UK
JCDecaux
The Next Big Thing Stage
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Senior Public Affairs Manager
WFA
Global Head of Digital Marketing
Nomad Foods
VP Compliance
Box.com
Managing Director - EMEA
Box.com
Head of Product Marketing
Box.com
3:25PM
Break
3:25pm - 3:55pm
4:00PM
Data & Tech (Main Stage)
4:00pm - 4:30pm

Media dynasty Hearst isn’t ready to throw in the towel to Facebook and Google. Ironically, the publisher of Elle and Cosmopolitan believes it can thrive by thinking more like the third player in the emerging advertising triopoly, Amazon. As content, data and commerce merge ever closer, this session will explore how the heritage publisher is future-proofing its business by changing the way it thinks about technology, the purchase path and monetisation.

President & CEO
Hearst UK
Head of Media
Campaign
Brands & Experience (Experience Stage)
4:00pm - 4:30pm

Whether you think ad blockers are an important part of the solution to combatting irritating advertising or the devil incarnate, they don’t look like they’re going anywhere anytime soon. According to research by PageFair, 615m ad blocking devices were in circulation earlier this year. eMarketer predict that 30% of internet users will use an ad blocker next year. Ad Block Plus’ controversial Acceptable Ads programme has divided the industry - make up your own mind on whether this criteria can sustain demand for free content and a viable advertising industry.

Head of Operations
Ad Blocker Plus
4:35PM
Keynote (Main Stage)
4:35pm - 5:05pm

What are the hallmarks of passion brands the modern era? Author, filmmaker and agency boss Jeff Rosenblum believes that modern day success stories share one thing in common - their ability to remove friction from the lives of consumers. As brands continue to throw advertising budget at the problem, most do not realise the need to divorce themselves from legacy business practices and need to empower new kinds of customer relationships. Don’t miss Jeff’s thought-provoking call to arms to identify friction, fight friction and release a new era of customer-centricity.

Co-President, Author and Documentary Filmmaker
Questus
The Next Big Thing Stage
4:35pm - 5:05pm

It’s competition time. 100s of marketing and advertising start-ups applied, 15 have made it through to pitch for $50k Nestlé pilot and the prestigious Next Big Thing award. There’s just 4 places in the final available. The third 5 have each got three minutes to impress our judges and convince Nestlé that they have what it takes to leverage the Kit Kat brand to benefit communities, farmers and consumers via the  Nestlé Cocoa Plan programme. Expect powerful pitches, probing questions and the opportunity to discover the freshest tech in town.

Interim CMO
Unruly
Co-Founder & Head of Partnerships
Opinary
Founder
Baagloo
Entrepreneur
KameraOne
Head of Business Development
Whalar
Co-Founder
Hold AS
5:30PM
Break
5:30pm - 8:00pm