Annually celebrating the worldwide pioneers, leaders and innovators in market research, data-driven marketing and insights. The Insight250 presents a unique view into academic, enterprise, agency, technology, media and association data-driven leaders around the globe.
Christopher was appointed as the Rector of St. Paul’s College at the University of Manitoba in 2012. In addition to serving the community of St. Paul's College, Dr. Adams is the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Arthur V. Mauro Institute for Peace and Justice. Previously he was an adjunct professor of political studies at the University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg.
Vinay is leading the transformation of how P&G builds and activates data driven insights and analytics in Europe to power brand building and shape business strategy. As Vice President of Analytics & Consumer Insights he is responsible for how data analytics and insights are systematically captured, integrated and activated with precision to shape and grow P&G's brands.
Ayaz has over 20 years of experience in market research in leadership roles in Europe and APAC. He is the Regional Head of Greater China for Rakuten Insight Global, a global research services organisation. He also a Founding Committee Member and Secretary for Market Research Society Hong Kong.
Gabriela is the Director of Analysis for MARES Consumer Intelligence, which works alongside clients to develop initiatives that deliver information and data. She has held an array of market research roles previously with Firmenich and Applied Statistics.
As a Research Associate for Khazanah Research Institute, Zainab is passionate about delivering quality education and improving the well-being for all, especially among the poor and vulnerable, including children, homeless and refugees. Previously Zainab was a consultant with World Bank Group’s Poverty & Equity Global Practice.
Javier has been in a variety of research roles for Ipsos over the past 36 years. Currently he serves as the Senior Director of Trends for the organization. He is also President of APEIM, The Peruvian Association of Market Research Companies.
Edward is the Director of Global Marketing & Sales for Happy Thinking People, a leading independent market research and innovation consultancy. Previously he held consumer insight roles with The Coca-Cola Company and Avery Dennison.
Ujwal Arkalgud is a cultural anthropologist, entrepreneur, and author. He co-founded a consumer research company called MotivIndex, which launched MotivBase.com, the world’s first AI Anthropologist that decodes the implicit meaning behind topics, issues and trends. In 2022, MotivBase was acquired by Lux Research where Ujwal now serves on the leadership team.
For nearly 15 years Sandeep has served in executive roles for Datamatics, using fact-based' insights to define and identifying the market opportunities. Previously he served in leadership roles for Nielson and TNS Global.
Dominic has worked in the insights industry for over 25 years, most of which has been as a consultant, but he also served as a research manager with Canadian Tire and end-user in marketing for Ford of Canada. This multi-faceted background enables him to see research from the perspective of all stakeholders. His work focuses on CPG, retail, and telecom.
Zhana is Senior Vice President for Strategic Integration & Transformation for Forsta, which delivers customer experience and research technology. Previously Zhana served eight years in leadership roles with FocusVision.
Rodolphe co-founded Potloc to revamp the way consumer research is conducted. Potloc uses social networks to deploy surveys to access insights on Millennials, Gen Z and other interest groups. Rodolphe was named a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree in 2021.
Caroline is the Founding Partner, Insight & Innovation for Citizen Good. She experienced in strategic insight, innovation and brand marketing and brings a blend of professional expertise across branding, communications, CX, insight and analytics. Her experience spans media, technology, health and wellbeing, retail, and financial services.
Robert is the Head of Research & Development for Nepa, a brand Experience and marketing optimization advisory. Robert is an experienced presenter, teacher, and passionate analytics translator who strives to drive change by 'making the complex world simple.’
Kelly is Chief Executive of Ipsos in the UK and Ireland. She has been with Ipsos for over a decade and was previously Managing Director of Ipsos UK Public Affairs division. Kelly is a Fellow of the UK Academy for Social Sciences, a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King’s College London, and a Gwilym Gibbon Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford University.
Aksel serves as the Vice President of Analytics, focused on advancing Leger’s strategic offerings. He has spent the last 15 years working with world-class brands across entertainment, media, banking and retail, including like Deloitte, Bell Media and Cirque du Soleil.
Simon serves as Global Head of Insights & Analytics for Visa where he delivers advanced market and consumer intelligence for the digital payments provider. Previously he served consumer and market knowledge roles for Procter & Gamble for 21 years.
Walid serves as Global Director of Shopper & Channel Insights for The Coca-Cola Company where he oversees end-to-end consumer/shopper journey understanding, channel futures and moments of truth behavioral approaches. He has previously held marketing, brand and insight roles for Bic and The Nielsen Company.
Rob serves as Executive Vice President of Global Qualitative for Schlesinger Group, which is a technology-led data company that delivers a broad range of qualitative and quantitative research solutions. Rob is experienced in a spectrum of market research methodologies, including online, mail, panels and communities.
Juan is Chief Strategy Officer for White Rabbit, a strategic planning, innovation and research boutique. Juan has over a decade of experience in strategic planning and non-traditional research, working in over 15 markets, leading local and regional strategy and innovation departments for agencies like Saatchi & Saatchi, Ogilvy and TNS Unimer.
Disha serves as Regional Head of Research and Customer Experience for Carsome, Southeast Asia’s largest integrated automotive ecommerce platform. In her role she focuses on delivering seamless interactions with the brand and strategic engagements in the car buying and selling experience. Previously she held strategic and insight roles with AirAsia, AEON and BAT.
Fiona founded MESH in 2006 to focus on experience driven marketing for brands. She serves as President and Chief Experience Officer for the organization. She is also involved in Women in Research (WIRe) as New York Event Lead. Previously she held roles with Claydon Heeley, Leo Burnett and DMB&B.
Dyna serves as Managing Director of the Consumer, Technology and Telecom practice of Escalent. Over the past few decades she has served on the executive team of multiple venture and private equity backed startups. She is a founder of WIRexec Leadership Summit and serves on the board of Women in Research (WIRe) and CIRQ of the Insights Association.
As the founder of Diane Bowers Advisory Services, Diane has extensive expertise in non-profit association development and management, including membership services, conferences, marketing and communications. She is also an expert in research and data analytics industry transformation, growth and trends. Previously Diane served 37 years as President of CASRO, which represents over 300 companies and market research operations.
Eric is Chair of the Wharton Marketing Department, the K.P. Chao Professor, Professor of Marketing, Statistics, Economics and Education, and Vice-Dean of Analytics at The Wharton School. He has been honored as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, a Fellow of INFORMS Society for Marketing Science, a Fellow of the American Education Research Association and is Past-Chair of the American Statistical Association Section on Statistics in Marketing.
Jamin is host of the top market research podcast, The Happy Market Research Podcast. He is also Chairman of HubUX. He is a seasoned chief executive with a background in leading high growth organizations from inception to exit. Over the last 20 years, he has developed a deep knowledge of market research which gives him a unique view when assessing which tools and techniques are trending.
As CEO of Narrative Research, Margaret is responsible for the executive oversight of the company. With over 25 years of market research and communications experience, Margaret provides client counsel across a wide range of sectors. A seasoned qualitative and quantitative researcher, Margaret brings a wealth of expertise and experience to all of her client work.
Matt is a leading expert on the millennial generation having consulted for over half of the Fortune 500 over the past two decades. He has a unique ability to connect the dots between the new consumer culture of today and the business trends of tomorrow is what separates him and offers unique value for his clients. He is also the author of the best-selling book, YouthNation.
For nearly 30 years Anne has overseen the strategic direction of Gazelle Global Research Services LLC, which manages research logistics on a global scale, from field management to research sampling. She is regularly featured as a market research expert on a variety of industry podcasts and publications.
As CEO since 2018, Zak oversees the strategic direction, operational performance, marketing and commercial development of McLaren Racing. He also serves as Chairman and Co-owner of United Autosports, a Board Member of Cosworth Engineering and the Non-Executive Chairman of Motorsports Network.
As Managing Director of Consumer Intelligence for ATB Financial, Tawnya leads a multidisciplinary team of researchers, data scientists to help ATB understand its customers to identify areas of opportunity and growth. Previously she served as the Director of Research for the Government of Alberta.
Tugce is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Streebees which she established in 2015. Streetbees is a global intelligence platform that delivers real-time consumer research, revealing consumer behavior during real-life moments from over 3.5 million users across 189 nations. Previously she served as a Strategy Consultant for EY - Parthenon.
Charlie is tasked with providing he strategic direction of Bounce Insights, a consumer research platform aiming to transform the way brands understand their customers and make decisions. Previously he was a ‘30 Under 30’ honoree for Rising Entrepreneurs and a ‘30 Under 30’ for technology in Ireland.
Leigh is a mathematician and economist who focuses on cognitive and behavioral theories, applying them to the world of economic decisions, pricing and marketing. He is Co-founder and Partner at The Irrational Agency where he applies these focal points to market research. His firm helps clients understand their customers through psychological interviewing and implicit research.
Mario is a Senior Survey Scientist at Google Cloud UX. He focuses on user experience research involving surveys and consults on numerous initiatives with survey and questionnaire design, sampling and reporting. He holds a Ph.D. in survey research and methodology. Previously he was an Adjunct Professor in survey and data science with the International Program in Survey and Data Science.
As Executive Managing Director of Kantar’s Insights Division in the United Kingdom, Amy leads over 800 professionals who combine expertise in human understanding with advanced technologies to drive growth for many of the world’s premier brands. Previously she served strategic research roles for TNS and GSK.
As Executive Director, Ramon leads Activa Research, a leading research company in Chile that specializes in generating insights for branding, experience and communications. Previously he lend insight roles for Ipsos and Search Marketing.
Rafael is the Founding Partner of GreenBook Latam, overseeing consumer studies that drive exceptional experiences. He also serves as CEO for Provokers, a strategic insight and innovation consulting company, which he has led for nearly a decade.
Dan has over 25 years experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, leading technical teams and applying analytics to create reusable solutions to complex problems. He serves as Gartner’s Chief Data Officer and previously held technology roles with Navy Federal Credit Union, the Internal Revenue Service and AOL.
Simon has served as an executive, consultant and writer for over 40 years. Currently he serves as Managing Partner for Cambiar, a consulting firm that advises the market research and marketing services industries, focusing on M&A, strategic consulting and operational insight. Simon also serves as Editor-in-Chief of ESOMAR’s Research World publication and is the former Chairman of the Insights Association.
Joleen serves as a Growth & Strategy Manager for Kantar’s China region. In her role she largely focuses on the foundation of market research, the respondents. She won the 2020 Young ESOMAR Society Award on Time to Destroy the Online Façade where her project questioned the classic wealth indicator of "what is your annual income?
Jackie is the Head of Research, Business Messaging for Meta. She is an accomplished insights and strategy leader with over 20 years in global B2B and B2C market research and consulting in financial services and technology. Previously she served over a decade in research and insight roles with Prudential.
Nick is a Professor of Behavioural Science for Warwick Business School. He has over 200 publications, has won four national awards for psychological research, and has served as Associate Editor for the journals Cognitive Science, Psychological Review, and Psychological Science. He is a Fellow of the Cognitive Science Society and a Fellow of the British Academy.
As Head of Marketing for tcc global’s north Asia region, Michelle has extensive experience in client management, insight discovery and loyalty campaign execution. She is also responsible for implementing corporate marketing plans across the region. Previously she held insight roles for Ipsos Hong Kong and Synovate.
As Market Research Director for Microsoft, Ed leads the commercial research team which provides market research consulting and strategy on a wide variety of areas, including digital transformation, go to market strategies and customer engagement. Previously he served in strategy and research roles for Liberty Mutual, T-Mobile and Starbucks.
Kelvin oversees demand generation for Rival Technologies, which provides and insight platform to innovate market research. Kelvin has extensive experience in content development, demand generation, marketing automation and social media management. Previously he held marketing roles with Reach3 Insights and Vision Critical.
Justine is an experienced researcher and strategist who turns data and research into strategic direction and actionable recommendations. She focuses on consumer sentiment and interaction to develop and deliver enhanced experiences. Previously she held leadership, insight and research roles with Ideas Group Australia, Arnott’s Group and Research International.
Nick serves as Global Consulting Director for C Space where he helps companies work with their customers to invent better products, services and experiences. He specializes in customer experience, co-creation, experience design, innovation, cultural perspectives and creativity.
As Regional Insights Director for North America, Adam helps to deliver insights that provide strategic direction to the Mars Wrigley organization. Previously held insight roles with RB, GSK and Invoke Solutions. Adam has been featured on different industry podcasts and has been a guest speaker at NYU’s Stern School of Business.
Stephanie is the Founder and Owner of Empresarial, a relational communication agency. Her expertise relates to the creation and organization of professional and general public exhibitions, congresses, corporate events, press relations and btob communication. She is also the Commissioner General for Spring of Studies a series of meetings of data, insight and research professionals.
As CEO, Melanie leads the Insights Association, a leading network of market research and data analytics professionals. She has spent over two decades designing, executing and interpreting research for agencies and corporations. Previously she served research and strategy roles for Dynata, Research Now and uSamp. She has extensive expertise in online, mobile and social research.
Andrew is the Founder of Crowd DNA, a cultural insights and strategy consultancy. He moved into the Chief Executive Officer role following Crowd DNA's acquisition by STRAT7. In this position he oversees the strategic direct and innovation of the organization. Andrew has also been a presenter at TEDxVilnius.
Max has over two decades of experience as a transformational leader overseeing sales, marketing and technical teams. His expertise spans data science, artificial intelligence and business science. Currently he serves as Hewlett-Packard’s Chief Data Officer with an array of previous strategy, consulting and digital roles with Booz & Company.
John is a Professor of Politics at the University of Strathclyde. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the National Centre for Social Research and serves as President of the British Polling Council, Vice Chair of the Economic and Social Data Services Advisory Committee and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Elections.
Sam serves as Chief Executive Officer for Lifestream (previously Big Sofa), which transforms video of human behaviors and patterns into actionable data. He is responsible for the strategic direction of the organization. Previously he has held strategic roles with Streetbees, Moment1 and Kantar.
Darius is the Managing Director of ProLytics and serves as a Non-executive Director for the Australian Institute of Project Management. He has extensive experience in project portfolio management and data analytics and has worked across many industries including defense, infrastructure, transportation and energy.
Sujata currently serves as Head of Competitive & Marketing Insights for eBay where she delivers strategic analytics for the global commerce company. Previously her career has spanned a variety of strategy and brand roles with Newell Brands, Mars and MillerCoors. She’s also a Scholar with The Marketing Academy.
Sharmila has been involved in research and insights for over 30 years. For over 13 years she has been the Founder and Chairwoman of Purple Audacity, a method-neutral insights and strategy consultancy. Previously she held leadership positions with IMRB (Kantar) and MODE Services.
Sarah is the Chief Data Officer for Pierre Fabre, which provides pharmaceutical dermocosmetics. She focuses on delivering business intelligence, market intelligence, consumer Intelligence and cultural Intelligence to the organization. Previously she held strategic leadership roles with L’Oreal Group, sparks & honey and Publicis.
Lucy is the Founder and Managing Director of Keen as Mustard Marketing with over 30 years of experience in B2B marketing, strategy and communications. She has written for The Independent, Marketing, Marketing Week and Retail Week and judged the Market Research Awards. She is also a past Council Member of ESOMAR.
Sarah is a Senior Research Officer on the Cancer Research Initiative with the University of Cape Town. Previously she served as the Research Manager for The Centre for HIV and AIDS Prevention Studies (CHAPS) and a Researcher for University of South Africa (Unisa) Institute for Social and Health Sciences. She holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Unisa.
In 1988 Gabriela established de la Riva Group, a market research firm which serves Fortune 500 clients across North and South America. As President, she has over 30 years of experience helping to facilitate decisions through actionable market intelligence with expertise in ethnographic, qualitative, quantitative, ad-hoc and syndicated research.
Tom serves as the Managing Partner and Head of Insight Activation for InSites Consulting, an online marketing research and consumer/employee collaboration consultancy. He also serves as a Council Member for ESOMAR and has given keynotes across over 35 countries on six continents for various business, marketing, technology and research events.
Tania is a consumer and market insights professional with extensive experience in the consumer goods industry. She has extensive exposure and hands-on experience in the design and implementation of international, multi-category research and tools. She is the Global Director of Insights Effectiveness for Colgate-Palmolive and has supported a spectrum of brands for the organization for nearly 20 years.
Jon’s career has spanned politics, research, consulting and analytics. As General Manager of Customer & Market Research for Microsoft he leads a team of over 70 researchers and data scientists to drive innovation and growth. Previously, he served in research, analysis and consulting roles for SAP, The Yankee Group and IDC.
Julie has extensive experience in consumer insights, cross-platform measurement, customer acquisition and market position in the entertainment industry. She currently serves as Global Head of Sports Strategy & Research for Amazon. Previously she was Senior Vice President of Research, Insights & Analytics for Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution and held strategic research roles for Hulu and NBCUniversal.
Carlos is an Assistant Professor at Hanken School of Economics. His primary areas of expertise include consumer insights, marketing strategy, market-shaping, and consumer culture theory. Previously, he was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland (New Zealand), Assistant Professor at KEDGE Business School (France) and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Aalto University (Finland).
Christian serves as SVP and Country Manager for Germany for Behaviorally. He is focused on the intersection of behavioral science and market research. With over 20 years of insights experience, he has held leadership roles at Ipsos, Manetta, MM-Eye, Kantar, and Talkline among other agencies. His experience spans industries including confectionery, finance, hygiene, beauty & care, beverages and tobacco.
Jenny is the Vice President of Operations and Data Management for Vividata. She has extensive experience in survey design, audience measurement, consumer behavior, data analysis, marketing strategy, ethnic marketing, passive data collection and fusion. She is also a member of the International Society of Female Professionals.
Monica is a data storyteller with extensive experience in transformational markets. She has extensive experience in market research, business intelligence and consumer trends to drive innovation and growth. She currently serves as Global Head of Insights and Research for Airbnb and previously held key insight roles for Mattel and Nickelodeon.
Brian is currently the Senior Director of Ecommerce for KIND, a leading provider of healthy snacks. He has be an instrumental member of KIND’s ecommerce team for over over six years and previously served on the ecommerce team of Innocor, Inc.
As Executive Vice President of Global Enterprise Partnerships, Babita spearheads partner setup, channel management and sales, product portfolio management and activation and technology priority management for Zappi. She also serves as a Board Member of the Market Research Society and as an Advisory Board Member to Women in Research (WIRe).
For over 20 years Alexander has been instrumental to the growth and innovation of Strategic Vision. As president, he has global responsibility for the organization’s product consulting operations. His industry perspectives are sought by leading publications like USA Today and Associated Press. He is also a regular presenter at industry conferences.
Josh is the currently the Insights Director for The Martec Group, which is a global market research and consulting firm that specializes in market, product, customer, competitive, and emotional intelligence. He has nearly 40 years of experience in market research, insights, and consulting in B2B and B2C methodologies. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Insight Association’s Great Lakes Chapter.
James is CEO of Opinium, a consultative insight agency headquartered in London and New York that delivers research and insight innovation. He and his team deliver innovative approaches to insights, employee ownership and wellbeing and using research to accelerate change. He is a Member of ESOMAR, Insights Association, Market Research Society and British Polling Council. He’s also Founder of Significant Insights Media.
Linda is a marketing and consumer research expert with in-depth experience in data analytics, methodology development, and project management. She serves as Chief Executive Officer for Forta Research and is the ESOMAR Representative for Latvia. Linda is also a Member of the Board for The Latvian Sociological Association.
As Founder and CEO of Almar Quality Research, Giulia leads a team that delivers advanced research projects spanning recruitment, fieldwork and analysis. Aside from project execution, she also oversees the resulting psychological analysis. Previously she served as the Italy Representative for ESOMAR and held strategic roles for Libra Research and Market Dynamics International.
Isabelle serves as Chief Executive Officer of Actfuture Marketing, which focuses on both qualitative and quantitative market research. She is also the ESOMAR Representative for France. She focuses on developing innovative remote and hybrid research methods for an array of clients.
Ketty is a seasoned professional in opinion research and customer insights focused on strategic development, project management and client relationships. She currently the Director of Customer Studies and Prospective Mobility with SNCF Voyageurs which focuses on passenger transport on the French national rail network. PReviously she held insight positions with Chanel and Millward Brown.
Jun has over 25 years of insight, analytics and data-driven marketing expertise. He is the Founder and Chief Consultant for NuVision Management Consulting which helps companies maximize value from big and small data to succeed in the China market. Previously he spent over 16 years with Unilever.
Jem co-founded Firefish in 2000 and has been instrumental in the evolution of the business into a provider of consultancy solutions to clients worldwide. He is an expert of innovation, brand and communication development from both a qualitative and cultural perspective and has delivered solutions to brands like Unilever, GSK and Pernod Ricard. He is also a founder of the Insight Climate Collective.
As Group Services Director of Infotools, Horst is focused on enhancing and growing the service offerings. He also serves as a representative of Infotools to the wider market research and insights industry via conferences and publications. Horst is also a part of the mentorship programs for both Women in Research (WIRe) and The Research Society.
Roshani is a Partner with Quantum, an insights and design strategy company. She has over 25 years of experience in marketing and psychology with extensive insight on strategic brand marketing. Previously she was a consultant in research management for the Parliament of Sri Lanka and has held positions with Reckitt and Kantar.
Nicolas is the Founder of the masters program in applied social psychology at the University of Lyon. He studies the social roots and psychological implications of time perspective with applicability of social psychology and behavioral sciences for urban and user experience design, policy making and collective action.
Brian serves as CEO of Australia Online Research which focuses on delivering premier online panel and social value research. He also serves on the advisory council for UTS Business School and is the Chairman of Quality Online Research. Previously he also served as Chairman for STW Insights, Harris Interactive Australia, JD Power Australia and Media Metrix Australia.
Claudio is CEO of Altazor Intelligence. Previously he served as Vice President and Managing Partner at Lexia. He focuses largely on qualitative research to help brands, media and institutions have valuable discussions with their customers, audiences and citizens. His experience spans a spectrum of industries including television, cinema, dairy, insurance, food, cosmetics, hygiene, politics, financial services and automotive.
Pamela has over 20 years of experience in data science and insights. She currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Pernod Ricard North America. She has also held strategic insight roles with The Walt Disney Studios and PepsiCo and has been a Board Member of the Marketing Science Institute for eight years.
As an executive with over 30 years of experience in board level marketing and executive strategy positions, Jane largely focuses on brand growth and customer relation enhancement. Sehe serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Market Research Society where she oversees the strategy, growth and evolution of one of the premier market research associations.
Francesco is the Co-Founder of the Italian Association of Neuromarketing and serves as a Professor of Neuromarketing at Polytechnic of Milan. He is also the Co Founder and Scientific Director of Deep Insight Panel and Vice President of Smart Brain. Francesco has expertise in neuromarketing, marketing management, consumer behavior, strategic planning, and strategy.
As Senior Vice President and Chief Insights and Analytics Officer, Stephan directs insight innovations for PepsiCo. Previously he held strategy and marketing positions for Interbrand and Unilever where he had a 14 year tenure. He’s been featured in publications like Brandingmag, Research World and AdWeek. He’s also presented at the Yale Customer Insights Conference.
As Vice President of Global Insights & Analytics for McDonald’s Michelle specializes in insights, strategy and innovation with over 20 years of market research experience. She has previously held marketing, research and innovation roles with Mars, Dell, Clorox and Nestlé. She was Quirk’s Market Researcher of the Year Award and is also an ESOMAR Council Member.
Andrew is the Chief Marketing Transformation Officer for PZ Cussons where he focuses on strategy and innovation development. Previously he was Global Consumer Planning Director at Diageo and served in innovation and insights roles for PepsiCo and Nielsen. He’s been featured in Management Today’s Power List and has written for Marketing Week.
Erin is a seasoned research strategist and business consultant with experience in market, brand and communications research for healthcare, retail and CPG companies, with a focus on pharmaceuticals and medical devices. She has vast experience with qualitative and quantitative research engagements across a wide range of therapeutic areas and methodologies.
Kevin is the Founder and CEO of Vodus Research, a market research technology company that developed the One-question Media Tracking Online Survey (OMTOS) method that enables the survey of millions of Malaysians to gather highly accurate market insights. He also holds a Ph.D. in physics.
As CEO, Arthur heads World Wide Worx's research initiatives, both in terms of the independent market research it conducts on key areas of information and communications technology, as well as in its collaborative research with other market researchers and management consultancies. He also the Editor-in-chief of Gadget.co.za a magazine focused on personal technology.
Tom has written over 700 articles and is the author of Digital Darwinism: Survival of the Fittest in the Age of Business Disruption. He is the Co-founder of the consultancy All We Have Is Now and previously served as Head of Futures and Insights at Publicis, Executive Vice President of Zenith Media and Senior Vice President of Strategy and Innovation for Havas Media.
Juan is Vice President of Global Data for Visa. He has over 15 years of experience leveraging analytics and data to drive business value. He is also a Founding Member of the International Society of Chief Data Officers and teaches at IE Business School. Previously he held roles with TSYS, The Walt Disney Company and DecisionPath. He presents at a variety of data and analytics conferences.
Jane is the Executive Vice President for Content Research Insights for The Walt Disney Company for general entertainment. Previously she held insight leadership roles with ABC Television, Mtv Networks and Nickelodeon. She has extensive experience in research, strategy, production, programming with specialization in consumer insights and analytics.
Derrick is the Chief of Measurement Science and Business Analytics for BARC India, which provides television viewership data across India. He has over two decades of experience in statistical research and measurement science. He also has expertise in audience measurement and advanced analytics for linear television, digital television and radio.
Stephen is the Director of Consumer Insights for Level 2, a personalized digital care experience for type 2 diabetes. Previously he held strategic insight roles with General Mills, Procter & Gamble and NielsonIQ. He also hosts a leading consumer insights podcast, Digging for Insights.
Anna’s a former academic who is now a marketing and advertising technology executive with experience in research, consulting and analytics. She is Global Head of Analytics & Insights for Amazon Music. Previously she was a Research Scientist at University of Copenhagen, University of Paderborn and Technical University of Berlin. She holds a Ph.D. in theoretical quantum physics.
Jasper is the Managing Director of Dalberg Research, previously known as Research Solutions Africa, which delivers research services and opportunities across Africa and South Asia. He has extensive expertise in African markets, futures studies and sustainability assessment and holds a Ph.D. in integrated sustainability assessment.
William is an advisor to Bain & Company. Previously he was Chief Data Officer at Walmart. He has extensive expertise in technology and data enabled business solutions. He is a faculty member for the International Institute for Analytics and previously held data and analytics roles for Honeywell, D&B, comScore and FICO. He’s also been featured in publications like VentureBeat and CDO Magazine.
Nichole is the Managing Director for the Asia region for Behaviorally where she oversees the business across the company’s hubs in Singapore and Shanghai. Previously, she held numerous senior positions at prestigious insights firms in the region including Kantar (including TNS & Research International) and other agencies.
Pavi is VP of Consumer Insights & Business Analytics for SC Johnson. Previously he was Head of Insights and Analytics at Johnson & Johnson Vision. He focuses on championing data-insights strategy to drive business impact and has 25+ yrs of experience in insights, analytics and data science having worked at The Coca-Cola Company and Kantar.
Kamal is the Executive Director of the Consultation and Research Institute. He has supervised and coordinated a wide range of studies and projects covering social and economic issues, for local and international entities in both private and public sectors. He also contributes as senior consultant to many research studies conducted by international institutions, including the World Ban and EU institutions.
Henning is the Chairman of Norstat Group and Defendable AS and sits on a variety of corporate boards including Confirmit, Volume and Wellit AS. He has extensive experience in enterprise software, strategic partnerships, business development, customer relationship management and strategy. Previously he was a Principal at Oracle, Chairman of APSIS International AB and President and Chief Executive Officer for Confirmit.
Shirley is an experienced Head of Market Research with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry with Standard Bank for over 30 years. She is skilled in strategy, insights, analysis, market research, management, and report writing and has a deep interest in neuromarketing and behavioural science.
Michelle is the founding CEO of Kantar Public, and has led the transformation of Kantar's social research and polling entities into a global force in evidence and advisory. Through research and data, she focuses on supporting decision making across public policy, and applies her expertise in behaviour change and evaluation to improve public services and communications.
Pam oversees the voice of the customer initiatives for the NIVEA and Medical Management divisions of Biersdorf. She has over 30 years of client and supplier experience and has extensive experience as a marketer and researcher. Previously she held executive research roles with Research Strategy Group International and MarketView Research.
Natalia is the Founder and CEO of the infuture institute, a forecasting institute focused on identifying and describing key trends and showing what implications they might have for the economy, market categories, and specific brands. She is also the author of hatalska.com blog and the bestselling book Particles of Attraction.
Caroline is the Chief Executive Officer for Savanta in the United Kingdom. Savanta is a full range provider of integrated intelligence services. Previously she leadership positions for Morar Consulting, Simpson Carpenter Ltd. and GfK.
Darren serves as the Global Head of Intelligence & Operations for Atos, a global leader in digital transformation including cybersecurity, cloud and high-performance computing. He focuses on in-depth insight across customer behavior and operational delivery. Previously he held positions with RBS, Kantar and Ipsos.
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