This is the list of confirmed speakers, facilitators and panelists for the Berlin General Meeting, more names and information to follow as we receive it so check back often.

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Christoph Adler
Director Media Marketing, CAMAO AG, Germany

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Christoph has been operating in the field of online marketing and sales since January 2000. He started his career as key account manager for Fortunecity.com Inc., then changed to Preisaukunft.de AG in 2001 as sales manager where he was responsible for sales development and key account management.

He founded the consulting company CA-MediaConsulting, in August 2001, where the focus was supporting companies in new media sales and marketing…

Christoph has been operating in the field of online marketing and sales since January 2000. He started his career as key account manager for Fortunecity.com Inc., then changed to Preisaukunft.de AG in 2001 as sales manager where he was responsible for sales development and key account management.

He founded the consulting company CA-MediaConsulting, in August 2001, where the focus was supporting companies in new media sales and marketing. His focus on classified ad consulting began in 2005 with the acquisition of the online monetary and cooperation management of Quoka. Since the fusion of CA-MediaConsulting with CAMAO AG in 2008, he is Director of Media & Marketing and is charge of consulting services of the agency dealing with online marketing and monetization for customers worldwide.

Ricardo Amaro
Internet Director, Ocasião Classificados, Portugal

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Ricardo was born in Lisbon, Portugal, and won a prize in high school for the best Portuguese school paper from Público Newspaper. His higher education included both engineering and the arts and he has been an active member of the open source community and open standards since 1997, contributing to several projects on the web, from the openoffice initiative to some Linux distributions and gpl software.

Ricardo is always attracted to difficult projects, whether for structural analysis, usability, on paper or on the internet…

Ricardo was born in Lisbon, Portugal, and won a prize in high school for the best Portuguese school paper from Público Newspaper. His higher education included both engineering and the arts and he has been an active member of the open source community and open standards since 1997, contributing to several projects on the web, from the openoffice initiative to some Linux distributions and gpl software.

Ricardo is always attracted to difficult projects, whether for structural analysis, usability, on paper or on the internet. Before becoming the person responsible for developing the online business of Ocasião, he was a systems analyst. He continued managing print and online projects, until, in 2006, he was invited by Helmut Pollinger to reconstruct Ocasião’s classified website, where together they develop a growing client-orientated platform turned to functionality and usability. Discovering new traffic channels of web marketing and SEO in combination with the Scrum methodology for classifieds websites development are his new quest.

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Sumita Arora
Head of Operations, Adaan Business Solutions, India

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A mass communication post graduate, Sumita Arora has over 13 years of experience in media and publishing. She has been associated with Adaan, a specialized pre-media facility catering to publishers worldwide, primarily in print and digital space, since its inception in 2005. She has been instrumental in successful transition and management of back-office and ad production operations of several prominent classified publishers and it will be her pleasure to share her learnings with this group. As a key member of the management team, her responsibilities include customer acquisition and retention…

A mass communication post graduate, Sumita Arora has over 13 years of experience in media and publishing. She has been associated with Adaan, a specialized pre-media facility catering to publishers worldwide, primarily in print and digital space, since its inception in 2005. She has been instrumental in successful transition and management of back-office and ad production operations of several prominent classified publishers and it will be her pleasure to share her learnings with this group. As a key member of the management team, her responsibilities include customer acquisition and retention; process design and implementation with strong emphasis on quality assurance and productivity management.

Adaan’s integrated portfolio of services includes graphic design, web design, image editing and publishing services. The driving force behind Adaan’ success is the orientation of its team towards customer empathy and continuous innovation in offshore processes to deliver high ROI to its customers.

Martha de la Torre
President and CEO, El Clasificado, USA

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Martha is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She joined Arthur Young & Company in 1978, became a Certified Public Accountant and audit manager specializing in banks and businesses targeting the US Hispanic market. In 1986, Martha joined La Opinion, the largest Spanish language daily in the United States as their Chief Financial Officer…

Martha is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She joined Arthur Young & Company in 1978, became a Certified Public Accountant and audit manager specializing in banks and businesses targeting the US Hispanic market. In 1986, Martha joined La Opinion, the largest Spanish language daily in the United States as their Chief Financial Officer.

Inspired by the growing Hispanic market, the advent of desktop publishing and the lack of a classified shopper to service the Spanish speaking community of Los Angeles, Martha and her husband Joe Badame, launched El Clasificado in May 1988.

El Clasificado is an Hispanic Business 500 Company and one of the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies.

Felix Erken
Managing Director, Junk Mail Publishing Group PTY, South Africa

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Felix has been in classified publishing for almost 20 years. Being involved in pure classified publications early in the South African landscape he quickly made huge inroads into those markets with first Auto Trader and then Junk Mail Publishing of which he is since 10 years the Group MD and shareholder.

He learned long ago, that if you understand the formula of building a classified product, have bounds of enthusiasm energy and passion, work your butt off, and build a good team around you, stay focused and keep …

Felix has been in classified publishing for almost 20 years. Being involved in pure classified publications early in the South African landscape he quickly made huge inroads into those markets with first Auto Trader and then Junk Mail Publishing of which he is since 10 years the Group MD and shareholder.

He learned long ago, that if you understand the formula of building a classified product, have bounds of enthusiasm energy and passion, work your butt off, and build a good team around you, stay focused and keep on track with your objectives you WILL be VERY successful in this market. Recently however, he realized that if you understand how Google works, have bounds of enthusiasm energy and passion, work your butt off, surround yourself with a team that knows more than you’ll ever know about online, be prepared to change your objectives every 4 months, you MIGHT still be around at the end of the year. Drinking a lot can help too! He realizes that we have gone from a very definite and clear world to a one filled with obscurity for the future of our industry. Sometimes luck and timing are all that is needed. This makes it the most interesting and exciting time in his classified career.

One he will be happy to share with you and expect the same in return at this conference. Felix has been an active member of ICMA and has enjoyed a term as an ICMA committee member from 2003-2005.

Tünde-Csilla Fülöp
Chief Operations Officer, ArtSoft Consult, Romania

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Tünde-Csilla Fülöp has graduated the Electronics and Telecommunication Faculty of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca with Master of Science degree. She started her career as research engineer at the Romanian Institute of Computer Science Research, Cluj-Napoca subsidiary and as a member of the teaching staff of the Technical University from Cluj-Napoca.

At the beginning of 2000 she has joined Art Net, a software outsourcing company where she worked as software developer …

Tünde-Csilla Fülöp has graduated the Electronics and Telecommunication Faculty of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca with Master of Science degree. She started her career as research engineer at the Romanian Institute of Computer Science Research, Cluj-Napoca subsidiary and as a member of the teaching staff of the Technical University from Cluj-Napoca.

At the beginning of 2000 she has joined Art Net, a software outsourcing company where she worked as software developer, system analyst, project manager and as a key member of the team that designed and implemented the quality management system of the company. Since December 2003 she was the Quality and Knowledge Manager of ArtSoft Consult from Cluj-Napoca, coordinating all activities related with quality management, knowledge management and information security management. She was also coordinating and monitoring software projects and communication with several customers of the company. Starting April 2010 she is the Chief Operations Officer of ArtSoft Consult.

Tim Hilpert
General Manager, eBay Kleinanzeigen, Germany

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Since February 2009, Tim Hilpert and has been responsible for the local classifieds business of eBay in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Under Tim’s leadership the former Kijiji Germany was relaunched as “eBay Kleinanzeigen” (eBay classifieds) in September 2009 with a completely new user experience based on a new technology platform. Tim has been with eBay for almost six years…

Since February 2009, Tim Hilpert and has been responsible for the local classifieds business of eBay in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Under Tim’s leadership the former Kijiji Germany was relaunched as “eBay Kleinanzeigen” (eBay classifieds) in September 2009 with a completely new user experience based on a new technology platform. Tim has been with eBay for almost six years. Among other roles, he was an integral part of the mobile.de management team for three and a half years, where he was responsible for its German consumer business and internationalization. Before joining eBay in 2004, he spent close to five years as a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group advising leading consumer goods, media and financial services clients.

Tim holds a degree in chemical engineering and management from TU Berlin and a MBA from the University of Vermont.

Kirsi Johannson
Sales Manager, Fiare Oy, Finland

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Kirsi Johansson has over 15 years of experience in working with web services, media and digital business. Currently she is a partner in Fiare and responsible for sales and marketing with a strong emphasis on business development of FiareAds solution for online classified markets. Previously she has been employed by Finantix providing web solutions for financial services, web services consulting company Modirum and news agency Reuters.

Fiare offers an online solution for classified ads and auction business and has a deep understanding of market needs and the media business.

Dennis Kenis
Founder and Managing Partner, FairEtail, Belgium

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For the last 10 years, Dennis has been active within on & offline media. Among others, he managed strategic partnerships for the leading online portal in Belgium (handling clients like eBay, Dell, etc) and set up the Belgian subsidiary of TradeDoubler, the leading affiliate network in Europe. This way, Dennis has gained a strong expertise in performance-based marketing with a focus on affiliate marketing, search engine marketing and online tracking technologies. In 2008, Dennis launched FairEtail, an online performance agency…

For the last 10 years, Dennis has been active within on & offline media. Among others, he managed strategic partnerships for the leading online portal in Belgium (handling clients like eBay, Dell, etc) and set up the Belgian subsidiary of TradeDoubler, the leading affiliate network in Europe. This way, Dennis has gained a strong expertise in performance-based marketing with a focus on affiliate marketing, search engine marketing and online tracking technologies. In 2008, Dennis launched FairEtail, an online performance agency, working with a selected amount of renowned advertisers to generate qualitative traffic, leads & sales as an independent provider in a 100% performance-based and full-service model.

Dennis and FairEtail are considered thought leaders in performance-based and affiliate marketing in the Benelux.

Anne F. Kennedy
International Search Strategist, Beyond Ink USA

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Anne covers fast-changing Internet trends, especially international marketing, such as in the white paper “Is Facebook a Global Player?” published January 2010 by Search Engine Marketing Journal. She is a guest blogger for Microsoft, and Searchcowboys, and presents at marketing events worldwide.

US based Beyond Ink is in Portland Maine and Portland Oregon, and with international partners Nordic eMarketing in Reykjavik, Iceland, has offices in China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Sweden and the UK. In marketing for 40 years, Anne founded Beyond Ink in1997 to bring sound principles online …

Anne covers fast-changing Internet trends, especially international marketing, such as in the white paper “Is Facebook a Global Player?” published January 2010 by Search Engine Marketing Journal. She is a guest blogger for Microsoft, and Searchcowboys, and presents at marketing events worldwide.

US based Beyond Ink is in Portland Maine and Portland Oregon, and with international partners Nordic eMarketing in Reykjavik, Iceland, has offices in China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Sweden and the UK. In marketing for 40 years, Anne founded Beyond Ink in1997 to bring sound principles online.

She serves as an advisor to the SES global industry conference series and on the board of directors of Helium.com where 110,000 writers have published one million articles on 1000 channels. She is also a founder of Jobr.net Self-Service SEO, a very low cost subscription SaaS. She holds a B. S. in Radio, Television and Film from Northwestern University, and was certified an Internet Professional by Novell, Inc.

Gerhard Köhle
Head Portal Manager, Informmedia/VM Group, Austria

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Gerhard Köhle is Head of Development and Chief Portal Manager at Informmedia Group. Since 2006, he is responsible for application and business development for all Portal applications. As cross border project manager for online projects he is …

Gerhard Köhle is Head of Development and Chief Portal Manager at Informmedia Group. Since 2006, he is responsible for application and business development for all Portal applications. As cross border project manager for online projects he is responsible for internal and external software and product development, SEM and adsense strategy.

He studied multimedia communication and has a masters degree in knowledge management and bachelor degree in internet marketing at Danube University Krems / Austria and University of British Columbia, Vancouver / Canada.

Gerhard has a combination of international business and high technology experience in both start-ups and multi-national companies as consultant, project manager and also as manager in internet operations across Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Romania and Ukraine.

Eero Korhonen
Managing Partner, Vaibmu Ltd, Finland

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Eero Korhonen began his career in Finland’s Sanoma, where he was Vice-President of the Marketplaces unit before moving to Istanbul, Turkey in 2008 to work for Turkey’s largest media company, Dogan Yayin Holding. During the period he conducted strategy development for DYH’s subsidiary Trader Media East, with operations in Russia, CIS and CEE.

Eero is specialized in strategy development and M&A and has extensive …

Eero Korhonen began his career in Finland’s Sanoma, where he was Vice-President of the Marketplaces unit before moving to Istanbul, Turkey in 2008 to work for Turkey’s largest media company, Dogan Yayin Holding. During the period he conducted strategy development for DYH’s subsidiary Trader Media East, with operations in Russia, CIS and CEE.

Eero is specialized in strategy development and M&A and has extensive international experience in digital development projects. After working for a decade in international media companies, Eero and Clara Llamas established Vaibmu Ltd. in 2009. Vaibmu Ltd. is a consulting and portfolio development company. Vaibmu Ltd. is currently working with European and North American companies in strategy renewal projects and new market entry analyses (the latter namely in Russia, CIS & CEE countries, as well as Turkey).

Eero holds an M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the Helsinki University of Technology. In his free time he enjoys endurance sports (marathon) and is active in non-profit associations supporting post-graduate and post-doctoral studies in technology and economics.

Peter Lamb
President, Lamb Consulting, USA

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Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, Peter Lamb is a Strategic Marketing consultant, based in Miami, Florida. A former IBM’er in South Africa and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Harte Hanks The Flyer in Miami, Peter translates sophisticated marketing principles and concepts learned at the Harvard Business School, into a hands-on approach to generating new revenue streams…

Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, Peter Lamb is a Strategic Marketing consultant, based in Miami, Florida. A former IBM’er in South Africa and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Harte Hanks The Flyer in Miami, Peter translates sophisticated marketing principles and concepts learned at the Harvard Business School, into a hands-on approach to generating new revenue streams.

Peter currently consults with the Community Papers of Florida; El Clasificado, the largest weekly Spanish publication in the country; Carolina Moneysaver.com, a start-up in Charlotte, NC ;Friday-Ad Holdings, a diverse group of print and online products in the UK; Classified Technologies Group; and has advised shoppers and community weekly papers nationally and internationally with circulation from 20,000 to more than 8 million households.

Most recently, he has been actively involved in the branding and positioning of free papers, to gain more exposure and credibility with national agencies.

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Marc Lyne
Co-Founder, Brownbook.net, UK

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Marc is co-founder of Brownbook.net which has been enjoying rapid worldwide growth since its launch in May 2008. Every business in the world can list itself for free in Brownbook (sometimes described as Wikipedia meets Yellow Pages). There are currently 34 million businesses listed on Brownbook across 240 countries. It is a great resource for businesses all around the world to promote themselves, get found on search engines and increase their SEO…

Marc is co-founder of Brownbook.net which has been enjoying rapid worldwide growth since its launch in May 2008. Every business in the world can list itself for free in Brownbook (sometimes described as Wikipedia meets Yellow Pages). There are currently 34 million businesses listed on Brownbook across 240 countries. It is a great resource for businesses all around the world to promote themselves, get found on search engines and increase their SEO.

Marc has an extensive directory industry background, having put Scoot (formerly Freepages) on to the web in 1995, rolled out to Belgium, Holland and France and then sold Scoot UK to BT. Marc spent 4 years as the CTO of BT Directories – added the classified business directory to the BT PhoneBook, directory enquiries and BT.com. Marc then headed up a social networking, file sharing, user generated content start-up for a group of investors, and then left in February 2008 to start Brownbook.net.

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Kieron Matthews
Marketing Director, Internet Advertising Bureau, UK

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Kieron Matthews was appointed in April 2006 as the IAB’s first Head of Marketing,. His role is to promote online to advertisers and agencies. This includes overseeing all IAB marketing communications across brand marketing, agency presentations, PR, mobile, conference marketing and promoting results from IAB initiatives. Kieron is now Marketing Director looking after a communications team of 8…

Kieron Matthews was appointed in April 2006 as the IAB’s first Head of Marketing,. His role is to promote online to advertisers and agencies. This includes overseeing all IAB marketing communications across brand marketing, agency presentations, PR, mobile, conference marketing and promoting results from IAB initiatives. Kieron is now Marketing Director looking after a communications team of 8.

Before becoming Head of Marketing for the IAB, Kieron was Marketing Director at the leading digital marketing agency Dare. There he worked on award winning campaigns for Lynx and the COI and was also involved in attracting new clients to Dare such as Sony Ericsson, Magnum, Vodafone, The AA and the BBC. In the time he was there, Dare grew from 9 staff to over 70.

Prior to joining Dare, Kieron worked at McCann’s, HHCL+P, TBWA Chiat Day (Toronto) and BBH where he launched Xbox across the web. Kieron has also worked on a diverse range of accounts including Coca-Cola, The FA, National Savings, Martini, Bank of Scotland, Early Learning Centre and T-Mobile.

Benjamin Mosse
Head of Business Solutions, Nokia, Germany

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Benjamin Mosse works for the Media group, a part of Nokia Services. He is involved in launching industry-specific solutions to help companies rapidly and inexpensively publish their services and brand offerings as apps on Ovi. Specifically Benjamin has helped launch Ovi quick start solutions for four verticals as well as Ovi app wizard, a solution to help content publishers create and publish apps on Ovi for free and within a few minutes.

Prior to joining Nokia, Benjamin was Director of Mobile at The Associated Press where he launched AP Mobile, an award-winning cross-platform mobile news network…

Benjamin Mosse works for the Media group, a part of Nokia Services. He is involved in launching industry-specific solutions to help companies rapidly and inexpensively publish their services and brand offerings as apps on Ovi. Specifically Benjamin has helped launch Ovi quick start solutions for four verticals as well as Ovi app wizard, a solution to help content publishers create and publish apps on Ovi for free and within a few minutes.

Prior to joining Nokia, Benjamin was Director of Mobile at The Associated Press where he launched AP Mobile, an award-winning cross-platform mobile news network. He is an advisor to the Digital Publishing and Advertising Conference, and judges The Mobi Awards. Benjamin is a graduate of the London School of Economics, where he earned his MSc from the Department of Management.

Bernhard Neubauer
CEO, ISV GmbH, Germany

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Bernhard Neubauer is founder and CEO of ISV GmbH. ISV is a software company providing solutions for the classified media industry. The company has acquired international renown with the AVUS 21 product suite and extensive classified media know-how. ISV supports major AVUS 21 installations in 15 countries worldwide…

Bernhard Neubauer is founder and CEO of ISV GmbH. ISV is a software company providing solutions for the classified media industry. The company has acquired international renown with the AVUS 21 product suite and extensive classified media know-how. ISV supports major AVUS 21 installations in 15 countries worldwide.

In the last couple of years Bernhard has moved the focus of ISV to developing smartphone applications having recognized the potential for the classified market.

Bernhard holds a degree in computer science, and from the start has been a leading figure in developing ad taking systems for classified papers. His accumulated know-how includes development and optimization of workflows for print and online publications, e.g. classified ad papers, shopper publications, and photo ad magazines.

“When I started working for the classified ad industry in 1985”, says Bernhard, “I never imagined how dynamic and complex the classified market would become. Constant changes in the market and new ideas coming from all over the world pose an exciting challenge for the industry. But that’s exactly what we enjoy at ISV: to be inspired by new developments and to meet the challenges of the ever evolving classified media market.”

Walter Palma
Strategic Partner Manager, Google Germany GmbH, Germany

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Walter, a native Austrian, studied International Business and Economics Studies at the University of Innsbruck, the University of New Orleans, and the University of Alberta.

Walter joined Google in its European Headquarters in Dublin in July 2004, where he stayed until September 2008. His main accomplishment there was to hire, train and manage the AdSense Account Management Teams for Europe, Middle East and Africa…

Walter, a native Austrian, studied International Business and Economics Studies at the University of Innsbruck, the University of New Orleans, and the University of Alberta.

Walter joined Google in its European Headquarters in Dublin in July 2004, where he stayed until September 2008. His main accomplishment there was to hire, train and manage the AdSense Account Management Teams for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Since October 2008 Walter is based in the Munich Office and is responsible for Strategic Partnerships between Google and the German Media and Publishing Houses. In the wintertime he enjoys skiing; in his hometown Ellmau he is also known as a long-serving ski-instructor.

Rob Paterson
Group Managing Director, Friday-Ad Ltd, UK

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Rob Paterson has over 20 years publishing experience all of it gained with Friday-Ad. After deciding that university was too much like hard work he joined Friday-Ad in the pre-press department and has gone on to undertake pretty much every role in the business from delivery driver to sales person to systems management.

For the past 15 years he has been Group Managing Director helping to grow the business to the point today where it publishes over 30 editions and a million copies every week.

Jeremy Reed
Senior Vice President, Content and Editorial, Demand Media, USA.

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Jeremy oversees content production for Demand Studios which feeds Demand Media’s owned-and-operated sites including eHow.com and LIVESTRONG.COM as well as third-party partners like YouTube. Demand Studios is one of the largest producers of Internet-ready content on the Web today, with a library of more than 175,000 videos and more than one million articles.

Previously, Jeremy was the vice president of content at Citysearch.com and has written about books, music, business, arts and travel for many publications including the Fort Worth Star-Telegram…

Jeremy oversees content production for Demand Studios which feeds Demand Media’s owned-and-operated sites including eHow.com and LIVESTRONG.COM as well as third-party partners like YouTube. Demand Studios is one of the largest producers of Internet-ready content on the Web today, with a library of more than 175,000 videos and more than one million articles.

Previously, Jeremy was the vice president of content at Citysearch.com and has written about books, music, business, arts and travel for many publications including the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Austin Chronicle and the Austin American-Statesman. His publishing career also includes stints as the managing editor of Detour magazine and as an associate production manager with PRIMEDIA Publishing. Jeremy holds a B.S. from Texas Wesleyan University.

Hegle Sarapuu
Interaction Designer, Trinidad Consulting, Germany

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Hegle is among the few interaction designers in Estonia. She has worked for companies such as TietoEnator and Skype Technologies on large (15000+ hours) and complex bespoke information systems.

Hegle has worked as chief product designer for Amphora document management system and is one of two contributors to usability standards for Estonian public websites.

Andris Stinka
CEO and Co Founder, Daype Inc., USA / Latvia

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Andris is CEO and Co-founder of a private Delaware incorporation DAYPE, Inc. This US, Latvia based company is developing an online classifieds website called DAYPE.COM (“Daily Postings Exchange”). Andris has many years of experience in the IT industry. He is very good at innovative web-based technologies, which has helped DAYPE.COM to become one of the fastest classifieds websites with far less hardware resources used than at other similar sites.

Four years prior to founding DAYPE, Inc. Andris led an IT company called Addio ltd. which…

Andris is CEO and Co-founder of a private Delaware incorporation DAYPE, Inc. This US, Latvia based company is developing an online classifieds website called DAYPE.COM (“Daily Postings Exchange”). Andris has many years of experience in the IT industry. He is very good at innovative web-based technologies, which has helped DAYPE.COM to become one of the fastest classifieds websites with far less hardware resources used than at other similar sites.

Four years prior to founding DAYPE, Inc. Andris led an IT company called Addio ltd. which was involved in various large-scale projects, such as a government project for the implementation of digital signature and the creation of an online streaming video system for one of the leading Latvian entertainment media website platforma.lv.

Andris has set out some really ambitious targets for his venture, he wants DAYPE.COM to become a significant player in the US online classifieds market. He has a simple plan for the long term: “Build a great classifieds service.” This could result in an IPO. In the near term, the most important objective is to “acquire a significant number of new users and keep them all happy.”

Ander Tenno
Software Process Consultant, Trinidad Consulting, Estonia

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Ander Tenno is the owner and software production management consultant at Trinidad Consulting, a company focusing on usability and ICT management.

His work mostly focuses on project management topics, where Scrum is the framework of choice. Not an evangelist, he believes that tools should fit the job at hand, not vice versa and will modify the framework and mix it with other approaches if needed.

Ander’s background is from large public sector projects. During his 15-year career, he has worked as developer and project manager, before moving to run software production at Tieto Estonia and finally, consulting.

Koen Vandaele
Operations Director, Concentra Classifieds N.V., Belgium

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Shortly after getting his engineering degree, Koen joined Koopjeskrant in 1995, the leading free-ad paper in Belgium, where he set-up the IT infrastructure from scratch, including all electronic media. Based on his IT experience, he became e-Media Manager, responsible for e-media business development, helping Koopjeskrant make the switch from print to online.

In 2007, Koopjeskrant was bought by Concentra Media, one of Belgians biggest media publishing companies where Koen recently became Operations Director of Concentra Classifieds, responsible for the production of …

Shortly after getting his engineering degree, Koen joined Koopjeskrant in 1995, the leading free-ad paper in Belgium, where he set-up the IT infrastructure from scratch, including all electronic media. Based on his IT experience, he became e-Media Manager, responsible for e-media business development, helping Koopjeskrant make the switch from print to online.

In 2007, Koopjeskrant was bought by Concentra Media, one of Belgians biggest media publishing companies where Koen recently became Operations Director of Concentra Classifieds, responsible for the production of all print- and electronic classified media, including 9 free ad papers and 3 leading free-ad websites.