Gordon MacMillan

Head of Editorial, Twitter EMEA

Prior to Twitter he was group social media editor at Haymarket Media and the the founder of advertising and media website Brand Republic.

Vikki Chowney

Director of Content & Publishing Strategies, Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Vikki is Director of Content & Publishing Strategies at H+K London, joining the agency’s Global Center of Creative Strategy in January 2015 to lead on developing world-class content & publishing approaches across all sectors. Prior to this she held two roles at Creston Unlimited group; Head of Agency for Things Unlimited and Head of Social for TMW Unlimited.

Vikki is a former journalist, most recently as News Editor for Econsultancy, Contagious and The Guardian.

Simon Davies,

As Managing Director, EMEA,  Simon leads commercial teams across the region for Quartz. His career began with stints in regional newspapers, IT press and women’s glossies before he became one of the first commercial employees at The Week.

He spent several years in its London and New York offices, finishing his time as Publisher of the UK edition and theweek.co.uk. Simon then joined Point 6, a branding agency in west London where, among other things, he helped establish a Shanghai office. Prior to joining Quartz, Simon ran his own firm representing international print and digital clients to advertisers in EMEA.

 Andy Oakes

Andy Oakes has been a central figure in the UK media and digital scene for over a decade and is now Managing Director and Co-Founder of BlueStripe Media, a PR and Content Marketing Agency based in Soho

Prior to this Andy was publisher of the legendary New Media Age, helped to launch The MediaBriefing and latterly was the Global Managing Director and Head of Content at The Drum.

Andy is a retired rugby player, enthusiastic cyclist and dreadful cricketer.

Perveen Akhtar

Perveen is a comms professional with 20 years of tech sector experience. Most recently she was the UK head of comms for Intel where she was responsible for driving a number of high profile programmes from Remastered to Stephen Hawking Talking and Power Up  – an integrated campaign for a nationwide search for hot new DJ talent!

Prior to Intel, Perveen held a number of roles across agency and in-house including UK and Ireland PR Manager for Cisco and International Comms Manager at 3Com. Perveen began her career as a journalist on local newspapers in her hometown of Manchester.

Jeremy Waite

Jeremy is Evangelist at IBM for Watson Marketing, his role is to tell stories about IBM technology and share how some of the world’s most successful companies are using cognitive technologies and AI to make the world a better place. Prior to joining IBM, Jeremy worked with both Adobe and Salesforce, following a stint as Giraffe Keeper.

Jeremy Waite