Peter's co-founder of Crank (wearecrank.com), a data driven solution to assist digital businesses better understand how to accelerate their growth whilst building their own benchmarks across channel effectiveness, content engagement and purchase optimisation.
He's also the co-author of 'Building the Agile Business Through Digital Transformation' which focuses more on the 'how' of digital transformation and the importance of organisational agility.
Peter's been in digital since '94, working in agencies as well as a successful start-up.
CTO, Rufus Leonard
Peter leads the 30-strong technology team at Rufus and is responsible for delivering properly engineered technology solutions to deliver the promise of our customer experience teams. He built his first website in late 1994 and has been involved in a number of UK digital firsts, including Internet Banking with Lloyds Bank and with Mercedes-Benz creating the first manufacturer platform to sell cars directly to the public.
Since 2001 he has had overall responsibility for Rufus' technology platform choices and the process and standards underpinning how we design, build, run and support business critical solutions for clients such as The Gym Group, British Red Cross & Stagecoach Group.
Managing Partner, Adtraction
Anjulie Blunden is the UK Managing Partner at affiliate network, Adtraction. She has worked in affiliate marketing since 2007, and previously co-founded digital attribution consultancy Connected Path, as well as MenteeMe – an app to help digital professionals connect to mentors.
With over 12 years of experience, Anjulie’s previous roles include Operations Director of Awin UK and Performance Marketing Director at Havas Media.
Head of Data, Cheil
Karunesh is a commercially driven advanced analytics and technology practice leader, focused on developing and applying leading edge analytics techniques on unstructured and structured data to answer complex business questions.
He specialises in using descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics to address strategic issues. He has delivered many projects and built several analytics solutions for large corporations including Caterpillar Inc, Virgin Group, International Gaming Technology PLC, Springer Nature Publication and Cheil.
Michael Flynn is the CEO of DataPOWA Ltd, a London and New York based data marketing company who have conceived and produced POWA index - AI sponsorship valuation & digital benchmarking for the sports industry. Michael has over 30 years of sponsorship & marketing experience, including 20 years’ in digital marketing.
He was responsible for Bass Brewers’ multi-award winning Carling Premiership sponsorship prior to heading up digital marketing agency Fast Web Media. Here he won numerous awards for clients including the Premier League, Molson Coors and Mobil and a personal award for North West Entrepreneur of the Year 2014.
Managing Director, BIMA
Holly joined BIMA as Managing Director in early 2018. She works closely with BIMA's two Co-President's as well as BIMA’s Central Council to shape and deliver the organisation’s strategy and ensure BIMA stays critical for current and future generations of UK digital, driving innovation and excellence across the UK.
Prior to that, Holly spent time as International Business Development Director and Awards Director for D&AD, the global educational charity which exists to promote excellence in design and advertising.
Executive Director of Digital & Innovation
With a digital career as old as Youtube, Charlotte was part of the original team at innovation consultancy, Made by Many who are renowned in the digital industry for achieving impactful outcomes with small teams.
Charlotte is ambitious to establish an ‘innovation as usual’ capability within Comic Relief, as it shifts gear to be a creative agency for social change. She brings experience of agile product development and lean innovation working practices, learning initiatives and digital product professional development. She’s committed to supporting the drive for creative organisations to optimise for inclusion.
She is a voluntary trustee of A New Direction, London’s youth agency for creative skills and education and sits on the Create Jobs Advisory Group, an employability programme for young Londoners.
Agency Non Executive CFO, Cact.us
Prior to founding Cact.us Peter helped grow and sell creative agency, Bluhalo to become a Deloitte fast 50 company with 200 people - operating as the 12th largest digital agency in UK. Following the exit to Gyro:HSR, Peter acted a Group CFO for a number of their UK subsidiary Agencies.
Nowadays working mainly in partnership with Spencer Gallagher, Peter’s focus is on ensuring Cact.us help ambitious Agencies successfully accelerate their business goals and objectives. Cact.us ensure this is achieved by providing a deep understanding of the Agency landscape as well as expert commercial development support combined with operational and expert financial guidance.
Peter's areas of expertise include all areas of finance, operations and leadership development, coaching and Agency M&A. Peter is also the co-author of Agencynomics, the Amazon five-star rated best selling book and Audiobook, aimed to help all types of Agencies scale from start-up to the first £3-5M in revenue.
CEO, The Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award
Kerensa runs The Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA), an international programme aiming to help address the digital skills gap. Kerensa was previously the BBC's Head of Strategic Delivery. Her work designing and delivering the BBC's Make it Digital strategy earned the Innovation Enterprise Chief Strategy Officer's Best Innovation Award. Kerensa is also a Professor, an Executive Coach and a bestselling author.
Kerensa spent many years as a television producer and journalist, working at ITN and Sky before the BBC where she was Programme Editor of Breakfast with Frost, the Election Results Editor, and made a palaeontology series featuring Sir David Attenborough.
Integrated Marketing EMEA, Gartner
With nearly ten years of both in-house and agency experience, Sarah has a diverse B2C and B2B marketing repertoire. Having managed events, website launches, global integrated campaigns and brand partnerships, she joined the team at Gartner to support the company’s marketing efforts. Here, Sarah works closely with internal stakeholders to ensure the company’s B2B marketing efforts are ideally tailored to the EMEA market.
In her spare time, she is a trustee at a small charity advocating for gender equality in the tourism industry, providing marketing and communications support to the team.
Digital Director, Something New Together
A highly experienced digital leader, Ann has worked across sectors internationally for over two decades helping organisations modernise and grow by leveraging digital content, channels and technology. She has co-designed new products, services, customer experiences and award-winning campaigns for start-ups, big brands, government departments and non-profits.
She has worked in-house in digital leadership roles with the Prince’s Trust, Disasters Emergency Committee and Hays designing new products, as well as with a leading WPP agency where she established a new business unit and service offering. Her passion is helping organisations leap ahead with customer-informed service design powered by technology.
Partner Development Manager, Microsoft
Ingrid has 10 years client services and new business experience in digital and communications agencies, working with enterprise clients in financial services, retail and media.
She has recently joined Microsoft to develop and grow partnerships with large network digital agencies looking to implement AI solutions with their customers.
Head of M&KE, M&C Saatchi
What happens when the media money runs out? Niall has spent over 15 years in the advertising industry, using tech and content to keep ideas active in-between peaks of campaign activity. During his career Niall has worked with world-class brands, agencies and government departments to innovate and disrupt, shortlisted and winning at awards shows including Cannes Lions, D&AD, Creative Circle, Webby Awards, CLIOs and Marketing Week.
Prior to founding M&KE – the integrated tech and content business at M&CSAATCHI – Niall held roles including Managing Director of Craft London, and was Head of Digital at McCann London and the Loveurope Group.