It is iStrategy's mission to find the most passionate, engaging and relevant leaders in the digital media field who have compelling stories to tell and love sharing what they've learned with others. Please note that for some of our upcoming 2013 conferences we are still in the process of recruiting top speakers. In these cases, we have included a sampling of previous iStrategy speakers to give you a flavour for the level of expertise you can expect.



  • Rory Sutherland

    Executive Creative Director /Ogilvy

    Rory Sutherland was born in Usk, Monmouthshire in 1965 and educated at the local Haberdashers’ school and at Christ’s College, Cambridge. At this point, promising parallels … Read More

  • Antonio Hidalgo

    Innovation & Marketing Officer/Philips

    Antonio Hidalgo is Chief Innovation, Marketing and Strategy Officer at Philips Consumer Lifestyle. He joined Philips in 2009, taking up the position of Chief Technology Officer and Executive Member of the CL Management Team. … Read More

  • Christophe Parcot

    VP & MD, EMEA/Yahoo!

    Christophe Parcot is a graduate of ESSEC. He began his career in the media sector in the commercial department of the Lagardère group in Canada and in the European group of German Bertelsmann. In 1996, he became Director of Development … Read More

  • Marc Mathieu

    Senior VP of Marketing/Unilever

    Marc is responsible for the development of Unilever’s new global marketing strategy – Crafting Brands for Life – which will support the company’s sustainable growth ambition of doubling the size of its business whilst reducing its environmental impact. … Read More

  • Surjit Chana

    CMO Europe/IBM

    Surjit Chana is the Chief Marketing Officer of IBM Europe and a member of IBM's Global Senior Leadership Team. Born in India, Surjit grew up in the UK, graduating from Surrey University with a degree in Physics. Upon graduation, Surjit applied … Read More

  • Michael Stenberg

    VP of Web & Infrastructure/Siemens

    As Vice President Web & Infrastructure at Siemens AG since April 1, 2012, Michael Stenberg is responsible for the company's global online presence and digital footprint. In this capacity, he is in charge of the strategic expansion and further development … Read More

  • Michele Scarano

    Head of Digital & Social Media /The North Face

    Michele Scarano has 15 years experience in the world of sports brands digital marketing. Has worked for brands like adidas, Nike and The North Face. With also agency experience of the likes of Widen + Kennedy, McCann, Wolf Ollins and Kunde Branding Agency … Read More

  • Eric Edge

    Head of Marketing Communications/Facebook

    As head of marketing communications for Facebook in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Eric leads Facebook’s business marketing efforts in the region. He and his team focus on engaging both marketers and agencies by creating marketing programs at scale. … Read More

  • Alain Heureux

    President & CEO/IAB Europe

    Alain Heureux is President and CEO of the Interactive Advertising Bureau Europe (IAB Europe), the trade association responsible for promoting the growth of the interactive advertising markets in Europe. IAB Europe represents … Read More

  • Kai Joachim Boyd

    CEO/Pay by Shopping

    Kai Joachim Boyd is the Chief Executive Officer of deal united and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company, including the strategic orientation of the company. Kai was previously responsible for communication, product development … Read More

  • Cindy Gallop


    Cindy Gallop is a graduate of Somerville College, Oxford, whose background is brandbuilding, marketing and advertising - she started up the US office of ad agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty in New York in 1998 and in 2003 was named … Read More

  • Charlie Johnson

    Director of UK BD & DM/Digital Element

    Charlie Johnson is Digital Element’s Director of UK Business Development and Digital Media Director, Europe. Charlie brings over seven years' worth of digital expertise to … Read More

  • Justin Khaksar

    VP, Northern Europe & Middle East/Brightcove

    Justin is a highly experienced senior manager with extensive knowledge of B2B publishing, web publishing, social media and video on demand. He has been leading Brightcove’s business in Northern Europe and the Middle East for over 2 years. Justin … Read More

  • Ralf Haberich

    Chief Commercial Officer/Webtrekk

    Ralf Haberich, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at Webtrekk, is globally responsible for Sales & Marketing and in charge of leading the international team. In addition Ralf holds the honorary position of (co-)chairman for the … Read More

  • Andrea Febbraio

    Co-Founder & CEO Italy/Ebuzzing

    Internet entrepreneur with over 10 years’ experience in marketing and digital advertising, Andrea founded Promodigital, the number 1 buzz marketing company in Italy before selling it to Ebuzzing. A pioneer of video seeding and buzz marketing … Read More

  • Izzy Lawrence

    TV Host, DJ, Blogger & Model/

    Izzy Lawrence, British TV host, DJ and model, is fast becoming the modern thinker concerning all things music, fashion and digital culture. Her presenting experience started on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, presenting alongside … Read More

  • Vincent Sider

    VP Social/BBC Worldwide

    Vincent is an entrepreneur in both start up and corporate environment with hybrid expertise between marketing and technology. Vincent started his career in 2001 as Head of Online at MCI WorldCom/Verizon in France, leading on internet … Read More

  • Oliver De Leeuw

    Chief Content Creator/TEDx Amsterdam

    Oliver is Chief Content Creator at TEDx Amsterdam, overseeing all website content and in charge of social media communications. He is also currently Managing Director for social media workshop company Nameshapers, which he founded with … Read More

  • Simone Branson-Harper

    Founder & Director/The Underground

    Simone is the Founder and Director of English-language newspaper The Underground, which is distributed in The Hague and the surronding area. Simone wanted to create a paper for people like herself with a multicultural background. With an … Read More

  • Tony Wang

    GM UK/Twitter

    Tony joined Twitter in January 2010 and is currently the Managing Director at Twitter UK where he helps to expand Twitter's business across Europe. Before moving to London, Tony worked with the sales, business development, and mobile teams at … Read More

  • Hans de Gier

    Executive Strategy Director/SyncForce

    Hans de Gier studied management science at the TU/e in Eindhoven and started his first internet business in 1993, the year that XS4ALL brought internet to The Netherlands. In 1999 he founded SyncForce, what started as an online library for … Read More

  • Glen Conybeare

    Chief Commercial Officer/Stickyeyes

    Glen is the Chief Commercial Officer at international digital marketing agency Stickyeyes, where he is directly responsible for the agency’s business development, new product development, R&D, digital consultancy and marketing teams. Glen has a … Read More

  • Israel Martis

    Country Manager Benelux & Spain/Tag Commander

    Israel Martis is responsible for all Business Development and Sales in Benelux and Spain. To this end, Israel is bringing more than thirteen years of sales experience in the areas of web … Read More

  • Prelini Udayan-Chiech

    Director, EMEA Marketing/Lithium

    As Director of EMEA Marketing at Lithium Technologies, Prelini is responsible for leading the European marketing efforts in one of the most dynamic social customer experience company’s in the world. With over 17 years marketing experience, Prelini has … Read More

  • Neil Morgan

    VP Digital Marketing Solutions EMEA/Adobe Marketing Cloud

    Neil Morgan leads marketing for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Adobe, responsible for the teams which market it's Digital Marketing Suite of solutions across the region. A career marketer … Read More

  • Marco Kloots

    Co-Founder and CEO/ClickDistrict

    Marco Kloots is co-founder and CEO at ClickDistrict and Platform161, where he drives the technology developments. After finalizing his study Business Administration at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Marco started working at … Read More

  • Simon Lande


    Simon Lande is the founder and CEO of ActiveStandards, responsible for setting the strategic direction of the company, and he is a passionate advocate for best practice in digital governance. Before founding ActiveStandards, Simon was a … Read More

  • Dylan Fuller

    Country Manager, UK, Nordics & Benelux/Whisbi

    Dylan has over eighteen years of international experience in the digital space, with a track record of building and leading online advertising, mobile and e-commerce businesses. Prior to joining Whisbi, Dylan was running a B2C advertising team … Read More

  • Lindsay Wiles

    Strategic Sales Director/The Weather Channel

    Lindsay Wiles joined The Weather Channel in January 2013 as Strategic Sales Director. She is responsible for launching ‘Weather FX’ into the UK and International markets, a dynamic suite of capabilities that provides marketers with an … Read More

  • Joep Arts

    Managing Director/Oxyme

    Joep Arts is the co-founder of Oxyme. He holds a Ph.D. in Marketing from the VU University Amsterdam. He is the initiator and one of the key contributors to the creation of the Digital Sentiment Index, a new metric that can capture the online … Read More

  • Andre Schimmel

    Managing Director/QUISMA

    André Schimmel is managing director of QUISMA Netherlands and is specialized in online performance marketing. As a digital expert André is responsible for the Dutch branch of QUISMA. Previously, he also worked … Read More

  • Adam Williams

    MD – UK & Benelux/Spotify

    Adam Williams heads up the Spotify teams in UK and Benelux to drive growth and revenues across those regions, through either advertising or partnerships with brands. He also works closely with the marketing and business development departments to … Read More

  • Paul Evans

    Head of Media EMEA/Clear Channel

    Paul is an experienced international media and marketing professional, with a background that includes client-side specialist roles in companies such as Nestle, AB-InBev, Kimberly-Clark, and latterly Xbox, where he … Read More