Gordon is an experienced marketing and sponsorship professional with a background in business strategy and finance.
He joined us after eight years at Lloyds Banking Group where he was the Head of Olympic Marketing & Group Sponsorship, leading the strategy, activation and communications of the bank’s sponsorship activity, including the partnership with the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games.
John Constantinou leads the Global Sponsorships & Partnerships division at Orange. John has been with Orange since January 2005 and is responsible for global strategy, best practice sharing and the selection/activation of sponsorship and entertainment properties that supports the company’s brand and commercial objectives.
Chris has over a decade of experience in the mobile space and has worked with the likes of Coca-Cola and even Hilary Clinton as part of her 2008 US Presidential campaign.
Now, as the CEO of ImpulsePay, Chris is one of the pioneers of Payforit, the mobile operator backed payment service. Payforit allows anyone with a mobile phone to pay for digital goods and services with just one click. As the second most ubiquitous payment method after cash, mobile provides ease of use for consumers and access to an increased audience for retailers.
Ben leads the Mobility practice for the UK and Ireland, across all of Accenture’s industry groups, with an objective to embed mobility into every aspect of our clients’ business as they transition to become ‘connected enterprises’.
Patrick is a Director at Atomic Sport, the creative sports agency responsible for the brand definition and digital representation of athletes such as Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell. Atomic Sport also work with clubs, associations and brands in order to create more value from sports-related properties and sponsorships.
Gareth co-founded Two Circles having spent his career helping sports organisations grow commercial revenues. Two Circles are the leading data consultancy in British Sport, helping rights holders build better relationship with their customers clients include Manchester City FC, England & Wales Cricket Board, Harlequins RFC, Ascot Racecourse, England Athletics, ICC & Youth Sport Trust. Gareth has worked with a host of leading rights holders and brings a broad literacy in strategy, CRM, product development, membership, marketing and technology.
Hesham comes with over 12 years of experience in the mobile space having worked for global players from across the value chain. He is currently Product Manager Mobile Europe at comScore where he manages the company’s key mobile audience measurement product that tracks mobile usage behaviour and brand reach for the key European markets, US and Japan.
Associate Partner Global Business Services - Advanced Analytics
Matin Jouzdani, a mathematician turned business consultant, leads IBM's growing sports analytics practice in the UK. He is a member of IBM's Business Analytics team and specialises in projects that seek to demonstrate - through the application of advanced analytics – the insight and value hidden in data. He is currently responsible for developing Big Data services capability in the UK and leads a team of Data Scientists, who, among other things, specialise in building analytics products for a small and growing number of sports.
Richard is a digital pluralist - a hybrid of content, creative and commercial expertise who founded digital media firm Seven League. The company is a group of digital veterans expert in content, marketing, social, strategy, commercials, operations and innovation who help companies accelerate their digital performance.
Last Second Tickets (LST) sells unsold tickets on behalf of promoters, venues producers and artists in the final 10 days before that event goes live. It does this by sending personalised 1-2-1 messages via SMS and Push Notificatons to mobile apps, directly to consumers who have expressed an interest in that given category of entertainment. LST works with some of the largest database partners from mobile phone operators, insurance companies and major loyalty card companies so that it has the scale and reach to identify consumers in each geographical region.
Paul started off his career as a Pilot with the Royal Air Force before moving on to work with some of the biggest financial services companies in the UK including Barclays and KPMG.
Paul helped establish a number of mobile payment companies in Europe before co-founding BETFUZE with a view to creating the most advanced and innovative Mobile and Social Media affiliate platform in Europe.
Paul has a passions for sports (playing, watching and betting) and still has a keen interest in aviation, especially anything fast and pointy
Paul Skeldon is a freelance telecoms journalist and author, specialising in all things mobile. He is currently managing editor of Telemedia-news.com, the leading news service for the value-added telecoms market globally, managing editor of M-Retailing, the leading online news source for the retail industry and co-creator of interactive ‘webizine’ Mobiledotcomms.
Will Muirhead founded fanatix in October 2011. fanatix is a mobile-first social network for sports. It makes it easy for fans to stay up to date with social media about their favourite teams and to share interesting items in private groups, called Huddles.
During live games, Huddles connect fans watching the same match, creating a virtual stadium environment.
fanatix is on course to hit 1 million downloads in early May 2013, attracting 150,000 daily active users with the 13-24 year-old demographic accessing the service an average of 10 times per day.
Navin Kekane, Director of Country Management for StubHub International, is based in London and leads the effort of driving StubHub International’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) by leading the local finance, analytics and program management functions; working closely with the team in technology teams based in San Francisco and Shanghai.
Aideen Shortt is a veteran in gambling industry having been involved in a range of senior since the outset of online betting and gaming over 10 years ago. Her experience includes both operator and supplier sideand she is an active participant and speaker at industry events with an extensive network of contacts.
Aideen is the author of the iGaming Business Mobile gambling report and is currently researching and producing two reports on Social Media, including the mobile/social overlap.
Rob is founder and CEO of Aqueduct, a strategic and creative digital agency with clients in sport, fmcg and finance. Clients include Manchester City FC, the RFU, Sunderland AFC, Grant’s Whisky, Cointreau and Lloyd’s of London.
MTM is one of the UK’s leading digital strategy consultancies, providing consumer research, market analysis, strategic advice and practical support to companies in and around the media, technology and communications sectors.
Paul Whitehead is Global Commercial Director at We R Interactive, the social entertainment company that brings global audiences together around their passions.
Whitehead oversees all commercial development and marketing for the company. Specifically, he is responsible for driving user numbers for We R Interactive’s product portfolio, bringing in new brand partners and the company’s multiplatform and international strategy.
Davies joined PayPal from VeriSign where he led the sales outreach to major brands looking to understand ICANN’s New gTLD program and benefit from the fundamental changes for their online consumers.
initially worked for VeriSign Authentication Services, utilising his understanding of the online environment, and associated security, leveraging his previous experience in the technology arm of the Royal Mail where he was responsible for taking PKI and SSL solutions to market.
Richard Skaife is the CEO and Co Founder of YUZA, Europe's leading mobile experience company. He has worked with brands such as Aston Martin, Virgin Atlantic and Ferrari to help them create amazing mobile experiences.
Richard has spent nearly 20 years in the mobile space, from founding a leading mobile phone mail order company in the early analogue mobile days to the present day leading 3.0 mobile innovation, distributed via apps.
James has been with Mirror Image since January 2001 and has held positions of Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Director of Sales. He has been responsible with successfully expanding Mirror Image’s Application Logic, Media Delivery and Content Delivery Solutions into the Internet’s worldwide global markets. James was instrumental in opening the London office in 2006 as the company’s center for European sales operations.