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The following is a list of confirmed speakers, facilitators and panelists for the upcoming “Marketplace Monetisation Strategies” Conference. Speaker  information is being updated regularly, so check back often.

Kenneth Andersen
CEO, Bazoom, Denmark


Kenneth Anderson

Kenneth Andersen is co-owner and the CEO of Bazoom, a social community platform and early investor in the very promising startup www.autobutler.dk Bazoom is the 5th largest online publishers in Denmark with a leading position in niches like Cars, Motorcycles, Scooters, Horses and dogs. Kenneth has worked within classifieds for most of his career, being the CEO for Bilbasen.dk and head of Ebay’s other Motors activities in Denmark and the Netherlands. This includes an online car auction, Magazines, Bilinfo, DBA Motors and Marktplaats Motors. During the last 18 months, Bazoom has invested in making this unique community platform ready for new markets and several new websites like http://www.bazoom.com/de has been launched.

Kenneth Andersen is co-owner and the CEO of Bazoom, a social community platform and early investor in the very promising startup www.autobutler.dkBazoom is the 5th largest online publishers in Denmark with a leading position in niches like Cars, Motorcycles, Scooters, Horses and dogs. During the last 18 months, Bazoom has invested in making this unique community platform ready for new markets and several new websites like http://pferde.bazoom.com/de/ has been launched.Kenneth has worked within classifieds for most of his career, being the CEO for Bilbasen.dk and head of Ebay’s other Motors activities in Denmark and the Nederlands. This includes an online car auction, Magazines, Bilinfo, DBA Motors and Marktplaats Motors.

Bart Cuylaerts
Product Manager Digital at Mediahuis


Bart Cuylaerts is a Digital Marketing Professional with experience in both consultant and project management roles at several startups, the Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp and Concentra Media. Throughout his career he has provided and delivered successful solutions to digital challenges. Bart is recognized as a results-oriented advisor and strategic partner. Currently Bart works as a Digital Product Manager for Mediahuis where he is responsible for digital product and channel development, innovation and quality assurance, specifically for VROOM.be, the second biggest car portal in Belgium.

Bart Cuylaerts is a Digital Marketing Professional with experience in both consultant and project management roles at several startups, the Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp and Concentra Media. Throughout his career he has provided and delivered successful solutions to digital challenges. Bart is recognized as a results-oriented advisor and strategic partner. Currently Bart works as a Digital Product Manager for Mediahuis where he is responsible for digital product and channel development, innovation and quality assurance, specifically for VROOM.be, the second biggest car portal in Belgium.

Mediahuis is a Belgium media company, founded in 2013 by two major publishers Concentra Media & Corelio. It’s core business is publishing newspapers and activity related to classifieds both with focus on the Belgium market.

Bart is a member of the ICMA Future Leaders Network Subcommittee.

Martha de la Torre
CEO & Co-Founder, El Clasificado, USA


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Martha de la Torre is the president and CEO of EC Hispanic Media, a Los Angeles based company with headquarters in Norwalk, California. EC Hispanic Media is a multiplatform media company that has been connecting buyers and sellers in the U.S. Hispanic grassroots community since 1988. El Clasificado, the flagship print product, has continued to expand despite industry trends while also adding new custom print, web, mobile and event marketing solutions to meet the demands of the growing U.S. Latino niche market.
Martha de la Torre is the president and CEO of EC Hispanic Media, a Los Angeles based company with headquarters in Norwalk, California. EC Hispanic Media is a multiplatform media company that has been connecting buyers and sellers in the U.S. Hispanic grassroots community since 1988. El Clasificado, the flagship print product has continued to expand despite industry trends while also adding new custom print, web, mobile and event marketing solutions to meet the demands of the growing U.S. Latino niche market. El Clasificado is an Hispanic Business 500 Company.Martha is on the Board of Regents of Loyola Marymount University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Martha spent several years at Arthur Young & Company where she became a Certified Public Accountant and audit manager specializing in banks and media businesses targeting the US Hispanic market. Prior to launching El Clasificado, Martha was the Chief Financial Officer at La Opinion, now known as Impremedia.

Elias Gagas
Managing Director, TailWind EMEA, Greece


Elias Gagas

Elias is a Technology addict who, gradually, appreciated & embraced the importance of Business thinking! He has extensive experience at senior level managerial positions in multinational environments and has been deeply involved in all aspects of product development from initial inception & scoping to product definition, project management, roll out & support.
Elias is a Technology addict who, gradually, appreciated & embraced the importance of Business thinking! He has extensive experience at senior level managerial positions in multinational environments and has been deeply involved in all aspects of product development from initial inception & scoping to product definition, project management, roll out & support.A native “out of the box” thinker, he greatly appreciates intellectual challenges and thrives when navigating uncharted waters! He’s interested in disruptive technology entrepreneurship, Sailing, Cognitive Science and Architecture and always enjoys a stimulating discussion!Elias holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Athens University of Economics & Business, a M.Sc. in Computer Science from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from TRIUM (jointly awarded by LSE, NYU, HEC).

Gianfranco Gaio
Product Manager, Homegate.ch


Gianfranco_Gaio

Gianfranco Gaio is Product Manager and an integral part of the Business Development team at homegate.ch. With a 5 million regular monthly visits, homegate.ch is the leading Swiss real estate marketplace.Before joining homegate.ch in 2009, Gianfranco worked in e-business for B2B.

Gianfranco Gaio is Product Manager and an integral part of the Business Development team at homegate.ch. With a 5 million regular monthly visits, homegate.ch is the leading Swiss real estate marketplace.Before joining homegate.ch in 2009, Gianfranco worked in e-business for B2B.

He is responsible for myhomegate.ch, a platform for real estate professionals where they can create and manage listings for homegate.ch.

Furthermore, Gianfranco was also in charge of launching the homegate.ch application file, an electronic dossier service which simplifies and improves the Swiss rent application process.

Reinhard Janning
CEO, DemandGen Europe, Germany


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As one of Germany’s thought leaders, Reinhard initiates and aids in the conversion of marketing and sales processes into the new world of buying behaviour. His book “Kunden kaufen, wann sie wollen” is a highly recommended piece of literature about the new way of customer buying and lead management. As Demand’s CEO for Europe and Asia, Reinhard is driving the international business including marketing, sales and business development.Reinhard Janning has accumulated over twenty years of computer industry experience primarily in sales, marketing and business development in international and domestic roles spanning PC, client server, distributed enterprise and internet software solutions. In 2003 he co-founded DemandGen Europe, a leading provider of sales and marketing services for B2B and B2C companies in Central Europe.

As one of Germany’s thought leaders, Reinhard initiates and aids in the conversion of marketing and sales processes into the new world of buying behaviour. His book “Kunden kaufen, wann sie wollen” is a highly recommended piece of literature about the new way of customer buying and lead management. As Demand’s CEO for Europe and Asia, Reinhard is driving the international business including marketing, sales and business development.Reinhard Janning has accumulated over twenty years of computer industry experience primarily in sales, marketing and business development in international and domestic roles spanning PC, client server, distributed enterprise and internet software solutions. In 2003 he co-founded DemandGen Europe, a leading provider of sales and marketing services for B2B and B2C companies in Central Europe.With global marketing automation consulting and services DemandGen supports B2B companies in the areas of marketing automation and demand generation. DemandGen integrates proven tools such as Eloqua into their clients’ business and offer ongoing customer support. Since 2003 they have also been specialized in building processes and methodologies to provide companies with a strong lead management with lead scoring/rating and lead nurturing including CRM integration.DemandGen Europe was founded 2003 and since then focussed on online marketing. DemandGen serves clients like NetApp, Cisco, Citrix Online, Nestlé, Panasonic, Adobe and many more. DemandGen also partners with Oracle (Certified CRM), salesforce.com and Microsoft

Robert Knox
Co-Founder & CEO, Virgla, Czech Republic


Robert Knox

Robert leads the Virgla team and helps steer the vision , help define the strategy of the platform and help build a strong team to ensure success of the company and our clients.Having been apart of a family owned Publishing company focused on newspapers, magazines and special sections for 12 years in various positions ranging from distribution, sales, tech and as the Publisher and having been in the Digital/Mobile space for the last 5 years he has been on both sides of the table and understands not only the challenges that exist, but the opportunities these new technologies can offer and how Virgla can participate in this space.

Robert leads the Virgla team and helps steer the vision , help define the strategy of the platform and help build a strong team to ensure success of the company and our clients.Having been apart of a family owned Publishing company focused on newspapers, magazines and special sections for 12 years in various positions ranging from distribution, sales, tech and as the Publisher and having been in the Digital/Mobile space for the last 5 years he has been on both sides of the table and understands not only the challenges that exist, but the opportunities these new technologies can offer and how Virgla can participate in this space.Robert attended Mankato State University for 3 years with a focus on Business and Marketing, but chose to take a year off and live abroad to get “Life” experience. Upon return from abroad, started working at the family Publishing Company.When not working he enjoys spending time with his 3 kids, chasing a white ball around the links, taking out frustrations playing Ice Hockey and going downhill on either his bike or skis.
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Lucian Luncan
Head of Classifieds at Inform Media SRL


Lucian has been working for Russmedia on classifieds portals since 2007 – initially responsible for Bestauto.ro, one of the leading auto classifieds portals In Romania.

Since 2010 he is running the classifieds business in Romania – Publi24.ro – general classifieds, Bestauto.ro – automotive, Romimo.ro – real estate and Bestbike.ro – motorbikes. He’s passionate about mobile and the future of digital marketplaces.

Lucian is a member of the ICMA Future Leaders Network.

Lucian has been working for Russmedia on classifieds portals since 2007 – initially responsible for Bestauto.ro, one of the leading auto classifieds portals In Romania.

Since 2010 he is running the classifieds business in Romania – Publi24.ro – general classifieds, Bestauto.ro – automotive, Romimo.ro – real estate and Bestbike.ro – motorbikes. He’s passionate about mobile and the future of digital marketplaces.

I’m fluent in English, French, Italian and Hungarian.

This is my linked bio http://www.linkedin.com/in/lucianluncan.

Lucian is a member of the ICMA Future Leaders Network.

Gabriela Martin del Campo
Sr. Director of Digital Operations, El Clasificado, USA


Gaby Martin del Campo

Starting with a part-time job in 1998 as an office clerk at El Clasificado, Gaby’s role developed to include responsibilities such as accounting, quality control, print sales administration, and now Sr. Director of Digital Operations for all EC Hispanic Media brands.

As the Senior Director, she manages the services to the various EC Hispanic Media digital businesses, including web development, automated revenue optimization, and data analysis while also overseeing the development of traffic and revenue to elclasifcado.com, the largest Spanish marketplace of classified ads in the USA.

Starting with a part-time job in 1998 as an office clerk at El Clasificado, Gaby’s role developed to include responsibilities such as accounting, quality control, print sales administration, and now Sr. Director of Digital Operations for all EC Hispanic Media brands.

As the Senior Director, she manages the services to the various EC Hispanic Media digital businesses, including web development, automated revenue optimization, and data analysis while also overseeing the development of traffic and revenue to elclasifcado.com, the largest Spanish marketplace of classified ads in the USA.

Gaby is a member of the Future Leaders Network Subcommittee

Rob Meadows
CEO, Originate, USA


Rob Meadows

Rob Meadows is the CEO of Originate, a hybrid software venture fund & development firm launched in 2007. Originate invests in and partners with high-potential entrepreneurs, start-ups, and enterprises to rapidly build modern mobile, web, and data software, and then shares in the product success through equity, revenue share, and other shared-outcome incentives. Originate has offices in 7 cities across the US, Sweden, and China, and employs 100+ elite software developers, designers, and entrepreneurs.
Rob Meadows is the CEO of Originate, a hybrid software venture fund & development firm launched in 2007. Originate invests in and partners with high-potential entrepreneurs, start-ups, and enterprises to rapidly build modern mobile, web, and data software, and then shares in the product success through equity, revenue share, and other shared-outcome incentives. Originate has offices in 7 cities across the US, Sweden, and China, and employs 100+ elite software developers, designers, and entrepreneurs.Rob has served in several leadership roles within the Originate portfolio including CTO of NewAer, CTO of Stateless Networks, and CTO of Best of All Worlds. Rob previously founded Lumitrend, a mobile software provider that was acquired by Asurion, MCC, a mobile consulting firm, and THRIVE, a high-end fashion line. Rob began his career as a software engineer at IBM and Qualcomm, holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Arizona, and still enjoys writing code.

Pam Moore
CEO & Founder, MarketingNutz, USA


Pam Moore

Pam Moore aka “Pam Marketing Nut” is the CEO & Co-Founder of Marketing Nutz, an agile, full service experiential social brand, digital content marketing & conversion optimization agency that helps businesses not just do social or be social, but be socially relevant.

Pam is ranked by Forbes as a Top 10 Social Media Power Influencer (#5), is an avid keynote speaker and best selling author. She has 15+ years experience helping entrepreneurs to Fortune 100 organizations build winning brands and integrated platforms that sustain business and life.

Pam Moore aka “Pam Marketing Nut” is the CEO & Co-Founder of Marketing Nutz, an agile, full service experiential social brand, digital content marketing & conversion optimization agency that helps businesses not just do social or be social, but be socially relevant.Pam is ranked by Forbes as a Top 10 Social Media Power Influencer (#5), is an avid keynote speaker and best selling author. She has 15+ years experience helping entrepreneurs to Fortune 100 organizations build winning brands and integrated platforms that sustain business and life. Pam believes we must first inspire our audiences to connect, we then focus on building relationships by helping them achieve their goals. Inspire – Connect – Achieve is her motto in both life and business.

Pam left corporate 3 years ago with a mission to build a more agile, affordable agency to serve businesses of all sizes. Her first agency was sold within 2 years. Marketing Nutz was launched in 2012 and proudly services clients such as British Council, Lowe’s Home Improvement, IBM, Sony Playstation Group, Shop.CA, Holiday Inn, ServiceMaster, and Emerson.

Tomasz Odrobinski
VP of Sales and Internationalization, erento, Germany


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Mr Odrobinski has over 12 years experience in sales, marketing and business development of international online classifieds. Currently he is responsible for sales and international development of erento.com, Germany’s biggest online renting marketplace. He is leading team of 23 sellers and support team professionals across Germany, UK, Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy and Finland. His expertise is sales team building, sales procedures, developing and supporting international operations.
Mr Odrobinski has over 12 years experience in sales, marketing and business development of international online classifieds. Currently he is responsible for sales and international development of erento.com, Germany’s biggest online renting marketplace. He is leading team of 23 sellers and support team professionals across Germany, UK, Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy and Finland. His expertise is sales team building, sales procedures, developing and supporting international operations. Prior to working at Erento Mr Odrobinski was working at Mascus (online marketplace for heavy machinery, with presence in 42 countries), and GBMM Oy China Radio International, broadcasting media management company with presence in 11 countries across EMEA. Tomasz is originally from Poland, but most of his professional life he was working and living in Finland. He speaks Polish, English and Finnish. He claims world is his home…

Panos Pachatouridis
Strategic Partnerships Group Manager, Google, Greece


Panos Pachatouridis

As responsible to manage Google’s Strategic Partnerships in SE Europe and Sub Saharan Africa, Panos Pachatouridis is charged with driving growth for Google’s most premium publishers in markets hammered by economic, social and political turmoil, like Greece, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Uganda, as well as building a sustainable ecosystem across all Africa. Prior to Google, Panos has worked for the United Nations and for JP Morgan.
As responsible to manage Google’s Strategic Partnerships in SE Europe and Sub Saharan Africa, Panos Pachatouridis is charged with driving growth for Google’s most premium publishers in markets hammered by economic, social and political turmoil, like Greece, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Uganda, as well as building a sustainable ecosystem across all Africa. Prior to Google, Panos has worked for the United Nations and for JP Morgan. In 2008, he founded Media Society, the first TV ad localization company in Greece, giving the opportunity to TV networks to segment their signal and offer multiple advertising slots in different cities of Greece simultaneously. Born in Peristeri, Greece, Panos is a Ivy League graduate, as he studied at the University of Pennsylvania and he holds his master’s degree from the Cass Business School.

Rob Paterson
Head of Business Development & Internationalisation, Russmedia


Rob Paterson

Rob is currently helping Russmedia develop their business internationally through acquisition and expansion of their existing digital brands. Rob has close to 30 years experience in the classified business and has been developing online businesses almost since the beginning of the web helping Friday Media Group make the transition from print to online through product launches and acquisitions. Rob speaks at many conferences around the world and has in the past served as Chair of the ICMA.
Rob is currently helping Russmedia develop their business internationally through acquisition and expansion of their existing digital brands. Rob has close to 30 years experience in the classified business and has been developing online businesses almost since the beginning of the web helping Friday Media Group make the transition from print to online through product launches and acquisitions. Rob speaks at many conferences around the world and has in the past served as Chair of the ICMA.

Zsolt Renyl
CEO & Founder, Ikaland, Hungary


Zsolt Renyl

Zsolt founded an online media business in his college years and went on to dip his toes in virtually every corner of online marketing over the past decade. His most successful venture is a service organization he founded, which serves clients from 27 countries. In his experience, the most power and ROI lies in automated inbound programs. Having helped SME’s set up successful marketing automation programs as a consultant, Zsolt also has client side experience in managing online marketing for companies large and small in the following arenas:
Zsolt founded an online media business in his college years and went on to dip his toes in virtually every corner of online marketing over the past decade. His most successful venture is a service organization he founded, which serves clients from 27 countries. In his experience, the most power and ROI lies in automated inbound programs. Having helped SME’s set up successful marketing automation programs as a consultant, Zsolt also has client side experience in managing online marketing for companies large and small in the following arenas:

  • insurance
  • travel
  • IT
  • technology startups
  • In Athens, he’s looking to focus on what we can learn and adapt from other sectors in automating marketing, as well as pointing out the practicalities of planning, implementation and politics. With one hand always on the pulse of what’s next in the industry, he’s also sharing insight on what to expect in the coming years.

    Nick Sohnemann
    Founder, Future Candy, Germany


    Nick Sohnemann

    Visionary, innovation expert, founder. Nick Sohnemann is truly a global citizen and expert in trend research and innovation and an enthusiast for “hacking” of business models and new products. He is the founder and managing director of the international innovation consultancy FutureCandy and also the head of the Innolab at the Hamburg Media School. He is a very experienced speaker with more than 150 worldwide events within the last 4 years, including an estimated audience of 10,000+ people.

    Tim Stracke
    Co-Owner & Co-CEO, Chrono24, Germany


    Tim Stracke

    Tim is co-owner & co-CEO of Chrono24, a global marketplace for luxury watches with sellers from more than 70 countries and 400M EUR in transaction volume. In 2001 Tim founded mentasys, which became Germany’s leading online price comparison service provider and subsequently sold to a subsidiary of Bertelsmann. Tim is an active investor in technology companies and he advises entrepreneurs on strategy, finance and marketing/sales Tim also acts a a venture partner with Target Partners, Germany.

    Efe Yucemen
    Sales Manager, Emarsys, UK


    Efe Yuceman

    Efe Yucemen is Sales Manager at Emarsys London HQ, he works with Classified, Ecommerce and Multichannel retail businesses to identify the best uses of marketing automation and customer engagement technology. Efe has previously worked in financial services before shifting career to focus on digital, SaaS and marketing technologies.

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