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The Mobile Product Gurus Speaking At OMS Europe 2016

Open Mobile Media's The Open Mobile Summits are renowned for the seniority and quality of the speakership.

We gather global luminaries from the world's influential consumer facing brands - both mobile-first and traditional - that are disrupting the way the industry thinks about mobile.

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Daniel Richardson

Director of Engineering, Just Eat

Daniel joined JUST EAT in 2009 and built the product engineering teams that created the world’s leading online digital marketplace for takeaway food. Daniel led the product development of the hugely successful JUST EAT apps on iOS and Android, and their expansion to international markets and new platforms, including iPad and Apple Watch. After establishing a new innovation hub in Bristol in 2014, Daniel has led Research & Development for JUST EAT, inspiring teams and people to to create innovative new experiences for consumers ordering food.

Shiva Rajaraman

VP Product, Spotify

Shiva leads consumer and content product at Spotify where his team creates new formats, engaging recommendations, and a delightful end-to-end experience for music fans globally.

Clement Haider

Senior Product Manager, Shazam

Clement is managing the Android Product in Shazam since November 2015. He owns the roadmap and contributes to the definition of the business strategy. Before, Clement played a pivotal part in formulating and delivering Shazam’s web strategy that fuelled the users with rich content features across platforms and increased the user engagement in-app and user growth on the web. Notably, Clement launched new music charts’ franchises and a quiz game being played by millions of users all over the world. Clement also led the launch of Shazam for Mac an app that enables users to Shazam from their laptop.

Dave Slocombe

Product Owner Mobile Apps, Trainline

Our mission is to provide smarter journeys to our customers, from planning to booking to travel, we care deeply about solving real problems in the real world. Prior to this Dave was the first Head of Mobile at lastminute.com building their mobile web and app teams delivering flights and hotels across Europe

James Hilton

CEO, M&C Saatchi Mobile

James Hilton is founder and global CEO of M&C Saatchi Mobile. An accomplished British marketer with over eighteen years’ experience in direct response marketing strategy; Hilton has held senior executive positions at leading global media and consumer brands including WeightWatchers, MGM Mirage, Guardian Media Group and Grey Advertising. Dissatisfied with the lack of quality and marketing knowledge he encountered when looking for a mobile marketing supplier, Hilton made the decision to found his own company Inside Mobile, in early 2006. The new venture was one of the world’s first purely mobile-focused marketing and advertising consultancies and was an immediate success. It grew rapidly to become a market leader, winning numerous international marketing awards in the process. By mid-2010, Inside Mobile had far exceeded the expectations of its business plan and global advertising giant M&C Saatchi acquired a majority stake in the company, rebranding it as M&C Saatchi Mobile. M&C Saatchi Mobile is now one of the largest global mobile agencies with over one hundred employees in London, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sydney, Singapore, New Delhi and Bangalore. The agency has worked with the likes of Amazon and Microsoft and offers the full scope of mobile marketing services, including strategy, media and creative. In addition to winning mobile marketing agency of the year in 2015, Hilton was personally voted the number one influential individual in mobile by industry professionals in 2014.

Dave Thomson

Head of Product, M&S.com & Mobile, Marks and Spencer

Dave Thomson is a Product leader focused on transformation and high growth. Dave has worked in VC funded and public companies where he has built and run several successful Product, Engineering, Analytics and UX teams over the last 10 years.

Anthony Sullivan

Director of Product, The Guardian

"Responsible for digital strategy and development of the Guardian's global portfolio of digital products. The Guardian is now one of the world's largest digital publishers reaching over 130m unique browsers per month.

Anthony joined the Guardian in 2011 and has worked in senior product roles for more than 15 years. Prior to joining the Guardian was Head of Product for BBC News.

Arthur Maas

Head of UK Product, Delivery Hero

Arthur Maas is responsible for product at hungryhouse.co.uk, Delivery Hero’s UK brand. Given the high amount of competition in the UK takeaway market, he focuses on building a high growth and profitable, whilst ensuring excellent service for both customers and restaurant partners. His areas of expertise and interest are m-commerce (apps and web), payments, user experience design and leveraging big data to build personal shopping experiences.

Jerry Kramskoy

Senior Technologist (Mobile, Companion screen), R&D, Digital, BBC

Developed mobile research vision and strategy for BBC R&D, which evolved into research around companion screen services. Chair of DVB CM-COS (commercial requirements for companion screen services in home between TV and mobile application). Director at Mobile VCE. Previously SVP Strategic Technology and Chief Architect at Esmertec AG (Java VM's for mobile and embedded systems). Co-founder and Chief Architect of Insignia Solutions (virtual machines, Java and PC-emulation).

Justin Barritt

Executive Product Manager, BBC Sport Mobile App & Connected TV,, BBC

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Marius Swart

Global Director Innovation & Entrepreneurship, The Coca-Cola Company

Marius Swart is a South African born citizen, educated in the US, and currently living in Berlin, Germany. He has held a number of key finance and business development positions and has over 17 years of experience in the CPG industry.

Since 2014, he helps lead a seed-stage venturing platform called Coca-Cola Founders, designed to co-create new, high-growth startups by connecting repeat founders with some of Coca-Cola’s biggest challenges. To date, the team has built a portfolio of 12 companies in 10 countries in less than 2 years.

Davide Mazzanti

Senior Mobile Product Manager, home24 AG

"Davide is Senior Mobile Product Manager at home24, where he leads the development of the iOS and Android apps. Overseeing the process from initial design to release, he focuses on seamless but innovative solutions that aim to build a long-lasting relationship with customers through mobile devices.

home24 mobile apps have ever since been awarded as Best iPad App for 2015 in Germany and highlighted at the App Store for pioneering the use of 3D touch in an commerce app.

Prior to home24, Davide was a Senior Project Manager at Vodafone Italy, where he designed and developed the commercial products for the mobile consumer market."

Ramzi Rizk

Co-Founder & CTO, EyeEm

Ramzi Rizk (@ramz) is CoFounder and CTO of EyeEm; the Berlin-based photography community and marketplace. EyeEm's distinct blend of talented photographers sharing beautiful and authentic photos, and unique, deep learning powered photo classification, ranking and search technologies have made it one of the fastest growing photography platforms in the world. Before founding EyeEm, Ramzi spent years researching privacy in Social Media, and leading engineering teams focused on mobile and web. Ramzi is a passionate software architect, photographer and pianist.

Benjamin Retourné

Lead Product Manager, BlaBlaCar

Benjamin joined BlaBlaCar 2.5 years ago, the world leading long distance ridesharing platform. He now leads Product Management within the Growth team, focusing on all potential growth levers including matching between members, pricing strategy and activation topics."

Rob Reng

CTO, JukeDeck

"Rob is CTO at Jukedeck, leading their tech strategy and the team of technologists and music producers. He has over 15 years experience directing the development of complex, high traffic apps and platforms.

Prior to Jukedeck, Rob was Technology & Innovations director at digital agencies TBWA Sydney and Zone London. He oversaw the production of award winning apps and digital experiences for Pedigree, Nissan, Nike, Coca Cola and Tesco, including the Dirt Girl World mobile app which went on to win a digital emmy in 2013.

Previously, Rob was technical lead at the Financial Times, working on their pioneering automatic content tagging solution."

David Giusti

Senior Product Manager, Mobile, Lyst

David Giusti has ten years of product management experience building Fashion, Music and TV experiences across various platforms, from London, Paris and San Francisco. He is currently Senior Product Manager, Mobile at Lyst, building fashion discovery and shopping experiences for savvy shoppers on the go. Prior to Lyst, he led music strategy at Shazam - delivering the Shazam Player, News Feed, and streaming music integration. Before that, he worked at Microsoft in the Xbox Music / Groove and Microsoft TV groups. David holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Texas, Austin.

John Boughton

Director of Mobile, TUI Group

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Eduardo Aguilar Pelaez

Mobile Product Manager, onefinestay

"Eduardo Aguilar Pelaez has been onefinestay’s Mobile Product Manager since July 2015 covering both guest facing and internal facing apps to help run onefinestay’s unique high touch and logistically complex business.

In addition he previously contributed in the area connected devices by spearheading the Sherlock smartlock project - www.onefinestay.com/sherlock

Prior to onefinestay Eduardo was co-founder of Ervitech, a medical technology company focused on a miniature wearable breathing monitor and previously worked on smart algorithms and high performance computing at Imperial College London and CERN in Geneva."

Yovav (Jay) Meydad

VP Products, Moovit

As VP of Products for Moovit, Jay brings his extensive product leadership experience in consumer web and mobile companies, creating products that have reached tens of millions of users worldwide. Prior to Moovit, Jay was the co-founder and CEO of Pixplit, a social photography collaboration platform, as well as Hitpad, a trends discovery platform. Prior to Hitpad, Jay spent four years as VP of Products & Operations at Snap.com; three years as VP of Product at Spark Networks; and two years as Director of ICQ Mobile at AOL. Jay holds a B.Sc. in Information Systems Engineering

Alice Newton

Head of Product, WorldRemit

"Alice is Head of Product at WorldRemit, an international money transfer startup for migrants sending money home to Africa, Asia and Latin America. She is responsible for their mobile apps and website, which have been used to make over 6 million transfers.

Previously, she has worked on a diverse range of products from mobile health apps to a policy dashboard for the Prime Minister and most recently was a product manager for GOV.UK at the Government Digital Service.

She was a graduate fellow at Harvard University studying computer science and international development, and received her BA from the University of Cambridge."

Viktoras Jucikas

CTO and Founder, Y-PLan

Viktoras is a co-founder at YPlan and serves as its Chief Technology Officer. Viktoras manages all aspects of Product, Engineering and Data Science at YPlan. Previously Viktoras was Executive Director at Goldman Sachs, where he has spent over 6 years working on Fund Derivatives, Global Macro Proprietary and Equity Exotics and Hybrids desks, focusing on pricing and risk management systems for financial derivatives. Viktoras graduated from Jacobs University Bremen with an MSc in Computational Sciences and Kaunas University of Technology with a BSc in Computer Science. Viktoras has won Seedhack FinTech’12, was quarter-finalist of Google Code Jam’04 and semi-finalist of ACM ICPC’02.

John Greger

Head of Product, Mister Spex

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Andrius Baranauskas

Head of Product, Vinted

"Andrius Baranauskas is Head of Product at Vinted, the leading global peer-to-peer marketplace for pre-loved fashion. He joined the company 3 years ago and successfully led the transformation from desktop-only to mobile-first experience and growth of product organization.

Before Vinted, Andrius experienced a rapid growth of mobile social network Eskimi, which reached No. 2 online destination status in Nigeria and other African markets. Earlier, he was deeply involved in transforming print and tv media consumption on early smartphones with Nokia.

Always interested in new technologies and approaches, early adopter and evangelist."

David MacQueen

Executive Director of Apps and Media Strategy, Strategy Analytics

"David MacQueen is Director for Strategy Analytics' Application Strategies service, providing insight and strategic advice on all aspects of the apps ecosystem.

Mr. MacQueen has a decade of experience at a senior level in the mobile media sector. Prior to joining Strategy Analytics, David spent 3 years at Screen Digest, where he built and subsequently headed up the 'Mobile Media Intelligence' service, providing data and analysis on the mobile sector for media companies. Before that, David started up The Games Kitchen, a wireless games development company, which in its 5 year lifespan attracted clients including Disney, Panasonic and Sega."

Jon Prideaux

CEO, Boku

Jon Prideaux brings more than a quarter century experience in payments to his role as Boku CEO. Prior to joining Boku, Mr. Prideaux was an early Visa Europe employee, started Visa Europe’s ecommerce division, was the lead executive on the introduction of Chip and PIN technology and oversaw product launches such as Visa Electron and V PAY - leaving in 2006 as EVP Marketing. He served on the Board of EMVCo, was the Chairman of the Compliance Committee and was a member of Visa’s Global Product and Brand Councils. Since leaving Visa in 2006, Jon served as Deputy CEO for SecureTrading, where he doubled transaction numbers and quadrupled profitability. He then led a management buy in at Shopcreator, the ecommerce software platform.

Danny Bernstein

Director, Product Partnerships, Google

Danny Bernstein leads Global Integration Partnerships at Google within the Product Partnerships organization. Bernstein's team, Integration Partnerships, handles API partnerships with consumer apps/sites (in 20+ countries) across several Google product areas. His team helps makes it easier for partners to plug in across Google’s consumer services for integrations, including Search, Now, Chrome, Android, Maps/Geo, and Gmail/Inbox, as well as Google-branded developer platforms, including Google Sign-In, Maps API, Places API, and Google Cloud Messaging.

Arne Kittler

Director Mobile Product Management, Xing

Arne has a background in interdisciplinary media economics and considers himself a generalist who connects people (and dots).

The first 11 years of his professional career he spent with digital creative agency FORK Unstable Media, consulting international brands & retailers such as NIVEA & OTTO.

In 2011 Arne joined XING, the leading professional network for people, news & jobs in the German speaking markets. Founded in 2003, XING is one of Germany’s biggest agile product organizations, meanwhile with over 30 product managers.

Since 2014 Arne is responsible for XING’s Mobile products – on one hand leading a team of Product Managers in XING’s mobile platform teams, on the other hand managing the company's change to become a truly mobile product organization.

As an active networker Arne organizes Product Tank Hamburg and speaks at Product events across Europe.

Paul Kinlan

Staff Developer Associate, Google

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Rakhi Rajani

Global Director, Customer Experience and Design, Travelex

Rakhi is Global Director of Customer Experience and Design at Travelex, responsible for Design Strategy and Customer Experience across channels, helping to lead the change to a more customer centric and digital focussed organisation. Rakhi is a Chartered Psychologist by background but has always worked at the intersection of behaviour, business & design. She makes sense of how people think, what we can create to delight them & how to identify 'white space' to help companies decide what to do next.

Scott Fitzgerald

SVP of marketing, BlueSnap

Scott Fitzgerald is the SVP of marketing at BlueSnap. Scott has a strong background with a blend of marketing, sales and general management experience in payments and enterprise technology. Before coming to BlueSnap, Scott most recently worked at ACI Worldwide where he held VP-level positions in product management and marketing. During his tenure at ACI, Scott was instrumental in the company’s global rebranding and in expressing the vision and strategy for ACI Universal Payments. Prior to joining ACI, Scott held senior sales and marketing positions at CA Technologies.

Andrew Humphries

Co-founder, The Bakery London

A 20 year corporate sales career within large IT organisations including Digital Equipment Corporation and Compaq culminated with Andrew as Sales & Marketing Director of Siemens Computer Systems where he was until 1999. Since then he has co-founded 2 successful technology businesses, raising over $42m and growing both in Europe and the US.

In 2004 he successfully exited his last business via a trade sale to its largest client. He now has diverse business interests including being involved in one of the UK's largest air ambulance companies, and The Attitude Academy, a social enterprise which provides emotional intelligence coaching to 13-18 year-olds in schools.

 

Alongside this work, as a Dealmaker for the UK Government Global Entrepreneur Programme he uses his skills and experience to encourage Foreign Direct Investment in the UK and to help entrepreneurs and their businesses go global from a UK HQ. In London's Olympic year, 2012, as Tech City Champion, he supported London's Tech City Investment Organisation in fuelling the growth of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in one of the world's fastest growing creative digital and tech clusters.

As Co-Founder of The Bakery, the worlds' first dedicated accelerator for the advertising and marketing industry, based in Tech City near the Old Street Roundabout, he provides the sales and marketing mentoring that helps the most innovative technology companies get to market at rocket speed.

Nick Francis

Director Digital & Mobile, StrataPrime

Nick Francis has over 18 years experience in the service and infrastructure management space. The last 5 focusing on Digital & Mobile technology, deploying this at scale in large highly regulated organisations. Nick has an impressive track record in transformation and integration having saved organisations tens of millions over his career.  Nick says - “I really like to work with clients to build a climate of mutual trust, support and openness from which meaningful solutions and action plans can be created and put into practice.”

Tin Cheung

Head of Solution Engineering, Braintree EMEA, Braintree

Tin is the head of solutions engineering for Braintree EMEA. Prior to joining Braintree, Tin led integrations for PayPal UK. He is passionate about company culture, innovation in payments, and helping large businesses succeed online and on mobile.

Ruth Guthoff-Recknagel

Chief Product Officer, Rated People

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Jim Stevenson

CEO, Bletchley Group

I’m the Founder and Managing Director of Bletchley Group, an International Digital Business Consultancy based in London.

Working for global brands; Bacardi Rum, The Sunday Times, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Dewars Whisky, RBS, Hilton Hotels to name a few, offering a range of digital services from e-commerce, to online brand protection, digital business strategies and online marketing, Bletchley Group helps clients understand new business practices, new consumer behaviour, and new digital technologies available.

Jim also works with technology based start-up’s helping them to monetise the internet.

I am a Thought Leader and Speaker on Digital Strategies, Marketing and Business having chaired conferences, spoken at Internet World amongst others. I have also had the privilege to Judge in The FWA Website of the Year Awards.

James Pipe

Senior Product Manager, Deliveroo

James Pipe runs Physical Product Management at the UK based international success story Deliveroo. Before that he was Head of Product Management at Huddle, managing digital products across mobile, desktop and web.

Mark Lee

Co-Founder, Moonshot Product Accelerator

Co-Founder of the Moonshot Product Accelerator, Mark is a Product leader from Silicon Valley with 20 years’ experience in digital product development and management with senior positions at eBay, Betfair, Visa, OVO, and other startups. Mark shares his passion for Product Management as an Instructor with General Assembly and a startup mentor with Seedcamp

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