Poupak MODIRASSARI ENBOM
Sales Director, Netsize
Poupak Modirassari heads the Netsize sales organization as Sales Director for Northern & Western Europe, Australia and South Africa. In this position she is responsible in these regions for sales and account management in the mobile business and entertainment market sectors, as well as mobile network operator relationships.
Prior to joining Netsize, Poupak worked as Business Developer at Ericsson for secure internet payments and at a Swedish wireless security services provider.
Poupak has been a board member for the Swedish Mobile Services and IT and Telecom Branch association.
Chief Executive Officer, Mojiva Inc
Dave Gwozdz has spent much of his career in the emerging media space and since 2008, has been leading the team at Mojiva Inc to develop some of the most cutting-edge mobile advertising solutions in the industry.
Earlier in his career, Gwozdz served as a member of the founding team of DoubleClick, the internet advertising company acquired by Google for $3 billion in March2008. Throughout his time as VP of Sales, he was tasked with developing and implementing their media sales product and sales strategies. In 1995, Dave also founded one of the first online ad networks, Hot Link Media.
Dave previously held various management positions at McGraw-Hill, Ziff Davis and CMP.
Dave regularly shares his experiences in new media at various events and conferences, some of which include: ad:tech, MMA Global's CEO Summit,Intel Elements and AlwaysOn.
Darren Mark Noyce MMRS MCIM
Founder & Managing Director,
SKOPOS market insight, Europe (London)
Darren has been delivering market and customer insight for over 20 years. His first Board post was in 1997 and he has held similar posts at IRBI and Harris Interactive. Then, in 2002, he co-founded SKOPOS, one of Europe’s fasting growing and leading edge market insight consultancies offering custom, tracking and multi-client research solutions, including the topical SKOPOS MTrack™ service. Indeed, Darren loves all things gadgety, digital and media: his first internet study was in 1995; his first talk on online research in 1996; and his first mobile (SMS and WAP) surveys in 1999 for UK network One2One. Darren has spoken at many conferences around the world for the likes of The Advertising Association, WARC, MRS, ESOMAR, and the Atlantic Internet Marketing forum, is a recognized contributor on matters of Online, Mobile, Media and Digital Research, and in 2003 pioneered RealityResearch via webcams. He has just written the chapter on Mobile for the upcoming Leading Edge Handbook of Market Research (SAGE), and recently spoke in Atlanta, USA on the same matter at the Global Mobile Research Forum. Clients include The Economist, Yahoo!, Bauer Media, News International, etc.
Tom Horsey, Senior Partner and co-founder of The Crazy4media Group, specialists in interactive marketing, comprised of a mobile marketing agency (Froggie), a mobile advertising brokerage (Publicidad Interactiva 2006), an online advertising network (Creafi Online Media), a digital video consultancy (Viyoi), and a smartphone application developer (The Mobile Life). Educated in the UK (Bryanston School, Dorset and Aston University, Birmingham) with a BSc Hons degree in Managerial and Administrative Studies, and based in Spain since 1996. He has been involved in online advertising since 1996, mobile entertainment/marketing since 2001 and mobile advertising since 2006. He is a frequent speaker at interactive marketing events. Fluent in English and Spanish. For further information, his LinkedIn profile is http://es.linkedin.com/in/tomhorsey.
James has been involved in mobile technologies and applications for over a decade and has held senior executive positions working across telecoms, mobile, broadcast, IPTV, Social Media and Gambling/Gaming.
At Sprint Media, James is responsible for the strategic & operational leadership of the company's global sales, marketing and services. In addition to driving sales and marketing programs, he also has responsibility for operational improvements of systems, business development, including identification and launch of services in new territories, product development , product & customer support services, branding, advertising, legal & compliance, public relations, market research, relationship marketing, commercial management and supplier/partner management. Sprint Media was founded in 2006 offering a service bureau to international premium rate marketing companies. In 2008 the company diversified into offering a D2C service, now operating across 4 continents with the ability to offer products to over 80 million consumers. Prior to joining ®Sprint Media he held the position of Head of Mobile for CC Media & Jackpot Games, an Adult Media Entertainment and Online Gaming organization. Prior to that he was Head of Mobile at StanJames.com, an online gambling organization.
James was also the co-founder of a Mobile Services Consultancy business specialising in interactive media, social media strategies, mobile applications and mobile marketing, providing services to companies such as Yahoo, Mofilm and Trinity Mirror PLC.
VP Sales and Business Development
Stephen Upstone has over 15 years experience in advertising and technology markets having previously held senior leadership positions in a variety of venture capital-backed technology start-ups including FirstCapital, Rhythm NewMedia and behavioural targeting and internet personalisation start up, Touch Clarity. Stephen previously has been Co-Chair of the MMA Global Advertising Committee and Member of the IAB Mobile Advertising Committee as well as has held Board of Director positions with Touch Clarity and FirstCapital. He was Managing Director Europe for Ad Infuse when the company was sold to Velti and is now VP of Sales for Europe across Mobile CRM, Marketing, Advertising and Portal products.
Gavin McConnon is the Co-Founder and Creator of Boxpay.com, a user-friendly billing platform that allows web merchants, game and app developers, social community providers and more the ability to charge consumers for virtual goods through their mobile device. He has 10 years experience working in the telecommunications market and has launched four successful premium rate telecoms businesses including Global Billing Solutions, which has offices in Dublin, Johannesburg, and Sydney with operations and services in over 16 countries.
In 2006, Gavin launched Ireland's first movie download service called Moviestar.ie, an online DVD rental business which was sold to ScreenClick in 2009. Gavin is now one of a handful of visionaries looking to revolutionize the mobile payment industry.
Michael de Souza
Vice President (Media)
Michael heads up BuzzCity’s media team, which aggregates and syndicates
content including games, music and video to a global audience of mobile
internet users, and also runs the company’s community site, myGamma. Michael
has experience in both publishing and agency environments and has developed
BuzzCity’s insights into mobile usage to innovate our wider ad network
Prior to heading up the media team Michael was responsible for the
management of BuzzCity’s South Africa office, founded in 2009.
Michael’s knowledge of mobile marketing has led to a number of speaking
opportunities at global marketing, telecoms and digital content industry
events. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the Witwatersrand
and a postgraduate degree in Management from the University of the
Witwatersrand Business School, Johannesburg.
A sport fanatic from birth and an Aberdeen Football Club, Scotland supporter and Graeme McDowell fan by choice, Eilidh has a genuine passion for the subject matter and an impressive knowledge of sporting trivia (for a girl).
She spent the last 4 years working for leading travel search website Skyscanner as it grew from a small start up to one of the major players in online travel and this experience has led her to start up her own tech company.
She is a confirmed non-techy and enjoys the irony that she is now making her living from it. #olddognewtricks!
Title: Managing Director
Company: First Mobile Affiliate
Topic: The Secret of Variance in Mobile Conversions by Country
Andy is the MD and co-founder of Enteraction, a wholly owned subsidiary of the ETV Media Group. He built the business to help brands, broadcasters and media owners capitalise on the fast-growing social gaming market.
Andy joined the ETV Media Group from web services agency, Lightmaker, where he held the position of MD and led major client acquisitions including projects for Sony, Manchester United, Ikea, David Beckham and Adobe. Andy has over 15 years experience running digital and marketing agencies, from start-ups to multi-million pound businesses.
Josef Bruckschloegl, 33, earned a master degree for Telecommunication and Media Economics at the University of Applied Science in St. Poelten, Austria, summa cum laude. At the age of 21 he was assigned Director E-Commerce of Telecom Austria Group. After leaving he joined Deutsche Post as Chief Business Consultant.
In 2009 Mr. Bruckschloegl started at KWAK Telecom as Vice President Carrier Relations. In October 2010 he was appointed to the board of directors of the KWAK Group. As COO of the company group and Managing Director of KWAK Telecom Germany, Bruckschloegl runs the operations of the company.
Mr. Bruckschloegl published several books at Thomas Sessler Verlag, Vienna.
Bob Bentz is president of Advanced Telecom Services which provides premium rate services and mobile marketing products in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Ireland. Founded in 1989, ATS was the first American audiotext service bureau to move to the UK market. ATS has become the go-to service bureau for the exciting Call TV market in the newly de-regulated Canadian market. Its Advanced Mobile Cars2Go mobile marketing product now has over 1000 auto dealers that utilize its apps, mobile web sites, Custom QR Codes, and text message marketing.
Taya Bose is a Telemedia consultant specialising in the training of 121 adult, non adult operators and 121 psychic operators for maximum revenues in talk time. She also represents the Service Provider Com and Tel in offering adult 121 and psychic services and licencing in the Uk and Ireland, as well as offering Multichat services to independent clients and other Service Providers. She has a strong knowledge of Uk and Irish compliance in the adult and psychic markets and speaks 4 languages.
Danny Marino is Territory Manager at txtNation where he heads up business development and ongoing management of client accounts. Danny has been with txtNation since 2006 and is deeply rooted in both its day to day and long term strategy. Working with big brand accounts on a daily basis Danny conducts his team in getting clients to market across 80+ markets for mobile payments and PRS including Premium SMS and IVR Payments, with a focus on maximising clients sales and doing so with long term sustainability. Graduating in Law and International Relations he has a keen eye on regulatory matters and the understands the strength to be found in solid partner / client relations.
Gerd von der Lage
Title: Company Manager
Company: Mediatouch GmbH/BMO Consulting
Topic: Search Engine Optimization