The following is a list of confirmed speakers, facilitators and panelists for the upcoming “What’s Next for Marketplaces?” Conference. Speaker information is regularly updated, so please keep checking.

Javier Etxebeste
Co-Founder of Daybat Ltd, UK

Javier Etxebeste is a global property classifieds expert and Co-Founder of Daybat Ltd which has just launched in the UK.
Daybat helps companies in the classified industry monetize better and identify content they lack.

For the 9 years previously he was the cofounder and CEO of Nestoria, the leading property search engine with a significant presence in UK, Germany, Brazil, India… Nestoria has been acquired by the Mitula Group in May 2015.

Javier Etxebeste is a global property classifieds expert and Co-Founder of Daybat Ltd which has just launched in the UK.
Daybat helps companies in the classified industry monetize better and identify content they lack.

For the 9 years previously he was the cofounder and CEO of Nestoria, the leading property search engine with a significant presence in UK, Germany, Brazil, India… Nestoria has been acquired by the Mitula Group in May 2015. Javier also brings more than 16 years of senior digital experience and has been Managing Director Search and Marketplaces for Yahoo! Europe.

Onur Oral
Senior UX / Visual Designer at Monitise, Turkey

Onur Oral is the Senior UX / Visual Designer at Monitise. Since they were founded in 2003, they’ve been among the first to innovate in banking apps. In the early days, they linked banks to mobile phone operators so people could manage their finances and make payments from their phones.

Today, they work in the UK, North America and the Middle East, helping brands create amazing digital experiences in financial services, retail, telecoms, automotive, sport and travel. So far.

Onur Oral is the Senior UX / Visual Designer at Monitise. Since they were founded in 2003, they’ve been among the first to innovate in banking apps. In the early days, they linked banks to mobile phone operators so people could manage their finances and make payments from their phones.

Today, they work in the UK, North America and the Middle East, helping brands create amazing digital experiences in financial services, retail, telecoms, automotive, sport and travel. So far.

Monitise help their clients to make life easier for their customers. Interactions and transactions worth billions of dollars are made by millions of people all over the world, using Monitise technology. They book tickets and accommodation, and they buy and sell online. They pay bills and move their money around. They perform everyday tasks on all kinds of devices. And they help them do it all smarter and faster than ever.

Borja de Muller
Chief Strategy Officer & Head of Analytics at Schibsted, Spain

Borja de Muller is the Chief Strategy Officer & Head of Analytics at Schibsted. Before taking that position, he worked as the COO for the South European Hub of Schibsted.

Prior to Schibsted, Borja, educated in civil engineering and business administration, was a Senior Manager at McKinsey&Company being based his last 6 years in New York focusing on Media and High Tech industries.

Borja de Muller is the Chief Strategy Officer & Head of Analytics at Schibsted. Before taking that position, he worked as the COO for the South European Hub of Schibsted.

Prior to Schibsted, Borja, educated in civil engineering and business administration, was a Senior Manager at McKinsey&Company being based his last 6 years in New York focusing on Media and High Tech industries.

Gonlazo Mendiguren
Strategy & Growth Manager at Schibsted, Spain

Gonzalo Mendiguren is the Strategy & Growth Manager at Schibsted. Gonzalo is highly involved in the strategic initiatives and key challenges affecting the organization. He complements operational teams providing challenging analytical views highly driven to actions.

Gonzalo is a Computing Engineer & MBA graduate, and worked his early career years in IT consulting for large corporations.

Gonzalo Mendiguren is the Strategy & Growth Manager at Schibsted. Gonzalo is highly involved in the strategic initiatives and key challenges affecting the organization. He complements operational teams providing challenging analytical views highly driven to actions.

Gonzalo is a Computing Engineer & MBA graduate, and worked his early career years in IT consulting for large corporations. Later on, before joining Schibsted in 2014, he worked a in business advisory function in the quick and high-performing industry of technology distribution.

Pieter van de Glind
Co-Founder of shareNL, Netherlands

Pieter van de Glind is the Co-Founder of shareNL, the Dutch knowledge and network organization for the collaborative (sharing) economy. He graduated from Utrecht University on the consumer potential of collaborative consumption. His research findings have been presented and applied in the Netherlands and abroad. Van de Glind is a frequent speaker and author of SHARE. He is an advisor to companies from several different industries, but also ministries, cities, the EU and international organizations such as the OECD, all on the topic of the collaborative and sharing economy.

Pieter van de Glind is the Co-Founder of shareNL, the Dutch knowledge and network organization for the collaborative (sharing) economy. He graduated from Utrecht University on the consumer potential of collaborative consumption. His research findings have been presented and applied in the Netherlands and abroad. Van de Glind is a frequent speaker and author of SHARE. He is an advisor to companies from several different industries, but also ministries, cities, the EU and international organizations such as the OECD, all on the topic of the collaborative and sharing economy.

ShareNL believe in the opportunities of the collaborative economy but realize that it its still in its infancy. Therefore, arising challenges are as important as opportunities. This is the only way in which to arrive at a blossoming collaborative society, and this is what they consider their mission: to develop the collaborative economy so that it contributes to creating a world where everyone has access to the products, services and knowledge necessary for a prosperous, connected, sustainable and happy life.

Simon Baker
Chairman at Mitula Group, Australia

Simon Baker has over 15 years experience in the online classifieds industry. He is the Chairman of the ASX listed Mitula Group and the soon to be ASX listed Real Estate Investar. He is an investor in a range of online classifieds and e-commerce businesses including VivaReal in Brazil, Zameen in Pakistan, Thailand Property in Thailand, LaEncontre in Peru, RESEM in Spain, and Redbubble, CarAdvice and Vertical Networks Group in Australia plus many more.

Simon Baker has over 15 years experience in the online classifieds industry. He is the Chairman of the ASX listed Mitula Group and the soon to be ASX listed Real Estate Investar. He is an investor in a range of online classifieds and e-commerce businesses including VivaReal in Brazil, Zameen in Pakistan, Thailand Property in Thailand, LaEncontre in Peru, RESEM in Spain, and Redbubble, CarAdvice and Vertical Networks Group in Australia plus many more. Simon is the founder of Property Portal Watch, ListGlobally and Transmit Data. He is the former CEO and MD of the REA Group (2001-08) and the former Chairman of the iProperty Group in SE Asia.

Luke Taylor
CEO at The Marketplace Lab, UK

Luke Taylor is the CEO at The Marketplace Lab, a specialist marketplace technology and consulting firm. Its management team consists of experts drawn from some of the world’s leading marketplaces including Amazon, Play.com, Tesco and ASOS.
Luke has over 15 years of experience building and running marketplaces at some of the largest names in ecommerce.

Luke Taylor is the CEO at The Marketplace Lab, a specialist marketplace technology and consulting firm. Its management team consists of experts drawn from some of the world’s leading marketplaces including Amazon, Play.com, Tesco and ASOS.
Luke has over 15 years of experience building and running marketplaces at some of the largest names in ecommerce. Formerly the Marketplace Director at Rakuten’s Play.com and the Senior Product Manager for Amazon Marketplace, Luke has also been instrumental in helping companies such as Tesco, Sony and Time Inc get their marketplace strategies off the ground.

Katja Riefler
Principal, Managing Director at AIM Group, Germany

Katja Riefler, Principal & Managing Director at the Advanced Interactive Media Group LLC, is a trend scout for emerging Internet business models and a specialist in digital marketplaces for jobs, real estate, automotive and general classifieds. She joined the AIM Group back in 2002 and has since held several roles, among them Director Europe and Director EMEA. Katja started her career as a journalist and newspaper editor, meanwhile she’s working on the business side. She built the EMEA team of analysts and writers.

Katja Riefler, Principal & Managing Director at the Advanced Interactive Media Group LLC, is a trend scout for emerging Internet business models and a specialist in digital marketplaces for jobs, real estate, automotive and general classifieds. She joined the AIM Group back in 2002 and has since held several roles, among them Director Europe and Director EMEA. Katja started her career as a journalist and newspaper editor, meanwhile she’s working on the business side. She built the EMEA team of analysts and writers.

The AIM Group is a boutique consultancy company spread around the globe. For more than 16 years it has published Classified Intelligence Reports and monitors the interactive classified business globally. Its network of analysts assists classified players worldwide with market research, strategic advice and proprietary consulting projects. Among AIM Group’s clients are holdings like Naspers and Schibsted, vertical and horizontal players of all sizes in emerging and developing markets, media companies and investors.

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Juan Urdiales
CoCEO of jobandtalent, Germany

Juan Urdiales is the Co-CEO at jobandtalent. Juan is a serial entrepreneur who founded his first startup when he was at his last year of University, when he started with a innovative Retail company that won several awards in Spain. After selling his first company in 2008 he cofounded jobandtalent, a recruitment platform that is changing the way people find great career opportunities. He is currently the Co-CEO of jobandtalent and he is in charge of the strategy, product vision and investor relations.

Juan Urdiales is the Co-CEO at jobandtalent. Juan is a serial entrepreneur who founded his first startup when he was at his last year of University, when he started with a innovative Retail company that won several awards in Spain. After selling his first company in 2008 he cofounded jobandtalent, a recruitment platform that is changing the way people find great career opportunities. He is currently the Co-CEO of jobandtalent and he is in charge of the strategy, product vision and investor relations.

To date, jobandtalent has attracted more than 5 million registered users and over 450,000 new users are joining every month, using mainly their mobile site and app. jobandtalent’s matching technology developed by a team of Data Scientists and Engineers, is the key behind their unique product.

Ulrich Gros
CFO of Immowelt AG, Germany

Ulrich Gros is the CFO at Immowelt AG whose real estate portals, immowelt.de, immowelt.at and immowelt.ch, are among the most important in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Potential tenants and purchasers can find an enormous selection of flats, houses and offices on the portals. Apps for all common smartphones and tablets assist them in their searches.Immowelt AG is also one of the leading providers of CRM software for the real estate industry.

Ulrich Gros is the CFO at Immowelt AG whose real estate portals, immowelt.de, immowelt.at and immowelt.ch, are among the most important in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Potential tenants and purchasers can find an enormous selection of flats, houses and offices on the portals. Apps for all common smartphones and tablets assist them in their searches. Immowelt AG is also one of the leading providers of CRM software for the real estate industry.

Ulrich Gros, born in 1965, obtained a degree in business studies and worked after his studies for several years in the corporate customers sector and in investment banking for a large private German bank in Nuremberg and Frankfurt/Main. In 2000 he moved to the Board of Immowelt AG. Today he is CFO of the Immowelt Group and his areas of responsibility include the Finance, Personnel, Corporate Communications and Performance Marketing departments.

Gabriel Kamienny
Co-Founder of AdFenix AB, Sweden

Gabriel Kamienny is the Co-Founder of AdFenix. Gabriel has previously worked with data generation & monetization in Silicon Valley, working with data from over a billion devices, and is now applying his knowledge to the specific nisch of online classifieds. He’s got experience of squeezing out value of data for online classifieds in both established & emerging markets.

Gabriel Kamienny is the Co-Founder of AdFenix. Gabriel has previously worked with data generation & monetization in Silicon Valley, working with data from over a billion devices, and is now applying his knowledge to the specific nisch of online classifieds. He’s got experience of squeezing out value of data for online classifieds in both established & emerging markets.AdFenix started as an idea in 2013 after the realisation of the underutilized value that there is in digital marketplaces’ data. After many iterations, several prototypes and countless meetings, AdFenix was born as a platform enabling digital marketplaces to provide Advertising as a service based on their data.

André Hegge
Co-Founder of AdFenix AB, Sweden

André Hegge is the Co-Founder of AdFenix. André has developed products based on the API of social media sites since the beginning of social media APIs. This skillset has been used to help customers such as finn.no and hemnet.se in their endeavors to find the optimal way, from a both a technical perspective and a business development perspective, of taking advantage of the huge potential in social media and the enormous value in their data.

André Hegge is the Co-Founder of AdFenix. André has developed products based on the API of social media sites since the beginning of social media APIs. This skillset has been used to help customers such as finn.no and hemnet.se in their endeavors to find the optimal way, from a both a technical perspective and a business development perspective, of taking advantage of the huge potential in social media and the enormous value in their data.

AdFenix is a platform developed specifically with the purpose of helping Online Classifieds reach critical mass in verticals/regions where they are weak and at the same time create new revenue streams. The foundation of the platform is an advanced segmentation technology that segments the website’s user base to tens of thousands of targeted segments based visitor behavior and site content.

Talia Wolf
Founder & CEO of Conversioner, Israel

As Founder & CEO of Conversioner, Talia helps businesses build and execute their conversion optimization strategies, using emotional triggers and user behaviour data to generate more revenues, leads, engagement and sales. Talia’s main focus is on creating and testing better online experiences that generate higher ROI for businesses.

As Founder & CEO of Conversioner, Talia helps businesses build and execute their conversion optimization strategies, using emotional triggers and user behaviour data to generate more revenues, leads, engagement and sales. Talia’s main focus is on creating and testing better online experiences that generate higher ROI for businesses.

Talia specialises in landing page optimization, mobile optimization, personal marketing, ecommerce optimization, emotional conversion optimization, conversion rates, shopping cart optimization, user acquisition, multivariate testing & analysis. Follow her on twitter and ask her anything: @taliagw

Rami Essaid
CEO and Co-founder of Distil Networks, USA

Rami Essaid is the CEO and Co-founder of Distil Networks, the leading public and private cloud security provider that blocks malicious bots attacking websites. With over 12 years in telecommunications, network security, and cloud infrastructure management, Rami continues to advise enterprise companies around the world, helping them embrace the cloud to improve their scalability and reliability while maintaining a high level of security. Rami is a frequent contributor to industry and news publications such as The Washington Post Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, and “Money with Melissa Francis” on Fox Business.

Rami Essaid is the CEO and Co-founder of Distil Networks, the leading public and private cloud security provider that blocks malicious bots attacking websites. With over 12 years in telecommunications, network security, and cloud infrastructure management, Rami continues to advise enterprise companies around the world, helping them embrace the cloud to improve their scalability and reliability while maintaining a high level of security. Rami is a frequent contributor to industry and news publications such as The Washington Post Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, and “Money with Melissa Francis” on Fox Business.

He pitched at the annual SXSW Interactive HATCH Pitch competition where he was named the winner and has since been a regular judge for the competition.

Rami attended North Carolina State University where he studied Computer Engineering. He launched his first company, a mobile communications start-up resulting with him making a successful exit. Rami was selected as one of the most promising CEO’s to watch by Under30CEO. His current company, Distil Networks is frequently in the press with their bot blocking accomplishments and groundbreaking features.

Seth Sherwood
CEO & President of Lanzamiento de Líderes, USA

Seth Sherwood is the CEO and President at Lanzamiento de Líderes, a bilingual organization dedicated to igniting individuals’ and teams’ enthusiasm to accelerate their vision and goals achievement. LdL does this by delivering results oriented professional development workshops, courses and keynote speeches.

Seth is the author of recently released book, “Trains Make U-turns, 5 Simple Steps to Get Your Life on Track”. His seminars and speeches are based on concepts covered in his book. To learn more about Seth and his book “Trains Make U-turns”, go to www.lanzamientodelideres.com

Seth Sherwood is the CEO and President at Lanzamiento de Líderes, a bilingual organization dedicated to igniting individuals’ and teams’ enthusiasm to accelerate their vision and goals achievement. LdL does this by delivering results oriented professional development workshops, courses and keynote speeches.

Seth is the author of recently released book, “Trains Make U-turns, 5 Simple Steps to Get Your Life on Track”. His seminars and speeches are based on concepts covered in his book. To learn more about Seth and his book “Trains Make U-turns”, go to www.lanzamientodelideres.com

Seth Sherwood is originally from Amherst, Massachusetts. Seth has traveled and worked extensively in Latin America, including Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Chile.

He graduated from UMass in 1981 and completed a two-year Peace Corps tour in Honduras in 1983. He received his MBA from the University of New Haven in 1986.

Peter Mezei
CEO of Slamby, Hungary

Peter Mezei is the CEO of Slamby. Slamby Classifier is a smart tool that automatically categorises your products based on the given title and description. You can use it to provide an automated category recommendation solution for your customers. It learns your categories, resulting a perfect category recommendation anytime. Faster and comfortable Ad Posting on computers & mobile devices.

Peter Mezei is the CEO of Slamby. Slamby Classifier is a smart tool that automatically categorises your products based on the given title and description. You can use it to provide an automated category recommendation solution for your customers. It learns your categories, resulting a perfect category recommendation anytime. Faster and comfortable Ad Posting on computers & mobile devices.

Doron Nir
Co-Founder & CEO of HappySale, Israel

Doreen Nir is the Co-Founder & CEO of HappySale a company that revolutionizes the way people sell things online, harnessing the power of social networks and smartphones to create a smarter, more fun e-commerce experience for both the seller and the buyer.

Doreen Nir is the Co-Founder & CEO of HappySale a company that revolutionizes the way people sell things online, harnessing the power of social networks and smartphones to create a smarter, more fun e-commerce experience for both the seller and the buyer. Nir is also a veteran game designer, one of the founders of GameIS (Israeli Digital Game Developers Association) and Director of the Garage Geeks – The largest group of entrepreneurs and tech professionals in Israel. He’s also always happy to help entrepreneurs with product or strategy questions, so if you want to chat, ping him.

Iñaki Arrola
Founder of Coches.com, Spain

Iñaki Arrola is the Founder of Coches.com.Since it went online in 2003 coches.com offers all solutions in the field of selling and buying both new and used cars online.

Iñaki is also a Professor at the Instituto de Empresa Business School, a Mentor at Seedrocket, Founder of Vitamina K and Managing Partner of K Fund.

Iñaki Arrola is the Founder of Coches.com.Since it went online in 2003 coches.com offers all solutions in the field of selling and buying both new and used cars online.

Iñaki is also a Professor at the Instituto de Empresa Business School, a Mentor at Seedrocket, Founder of Vitamina K and Managing Partner of K Fund.

Nikki Rae
Director of Analytics & Insight at Future Insight Analytics Ltd., UK

Nikki Rae is the Director of Analytics & Insight at Future Insight Analytics Ltd.. Having studied Computer Science BSc and Technology & Innovation MSc at Sussex, Nikki trained as a Search Engine Optimiser. Not satisfied that just pushing lots of visitors to a website was the right approach, she started to delve around with website analytics to improve the quality of traffic and leads rather than sheer volume. This led to a love of Web Analytics and now Nikki concentrates on building knowledge of customers by also incorporating Business Analysis and Intelligence.

Nikki Rae is the Director of Analytics & Insight at Future Insight Analytics Ltd.. Having studied Computer Science BSc and Technology & Innovation MSc at Sussex, Nikki trained as a Search Engine Optimiser. Not satisfied that just pushing lots of visitors to a website was the right approach, she started to delve around with website analytics to improve the quality of traffic and leads rather than sheer volume. This led to a love of Web Analytics and now Nikki concentrates on building knowledge of customers by also incorporating Business Analysis and Intelligence.

You will often find Nikki speaking at various international conferences.

Specialties: SEO, SEM, Web Analytics, Conversion Reporting

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