Meet our Speakers

They are the industry leaders who have knowledge and experiences to share. These are the people that have shaped the customer’s minds, influenced global decisions and changed the game. These are the voices that created patterns or went beyond boundaries.

Cătălin Matei

CEO | Increase Media

Masterclass: Social Media in 2019 – Strategy, Trends and Q&A Session

Timeslot: 14:00 – 17:10 

Founder and CEO of Increase Media – a hybrid digital marketing agency, Cătalin Matei began his career at the age of 16 and started his entrepreneurship by providing consultancy for companies in various industries.
A great enthusiast of living an authentic life and expressing himself fully in everything that he does, he aims to create lasting positive change in the world through everything that he does.
Currently leading a team of 15++ people @ Increase Media, he is working with brands around the world to adapt and improve their communication and marketing efforts to the needs and challenges of today.

Ivan Imhoff

Director & Founder @ CR Optimization Academy | Cognytive ltd

Masterclass: The Psychology of choice and the Voice Of Customer (VOC) research methods that guide your conversion rate optimization

Timeslot: 14:00 – 17:10 

 Ivan grew his digital experience through the development of large scale eCommerce site for companies like Hilton and Scandic to developing customer-centric e-commerce and conversion strategies using a holistic, multi-channel approach for clients such as Avis, The Times, Purina Nestle, Wall Street Journal and Intel Security.

Ivan is recognized for his Conversion Rate and Performance Marketing expertise. Over his career, he has helped over 70 businesses increase conversion rates by an average of 31% a year and as high as 550% for some. Co-founder of the Award-winning Performance Marketing and User Experience agency House of Kaizen in 2009, he has worked with large and small businesses developing acquisition, conversion and personalization methods and strategies with great success.

Today Ivan is dedicated to training and education with a sole objective to turn decades of experience and proven methods into a reusable and adaptive Conversion Optimization training program for companies and agencies alike. His goal is to grow the skills of managers and directors to grow their business no longer through random ideas and marketing spend, but through with know-how.

 

Nick Lansley

Director and Innovation Insider | Nick Lansley’s Innovation Lab

Keynote: If you act like tomorrow, your business will thank you. Let`s talk about innovation! 

Timeslot: 12:10 – 12:30 

Nick is one of the founders of UK retailer Tesco’s online service, serving online customers with wine, books, and groceries from the mid-1990s.

Nick formed Tesco’s first innovation team in 2000, testing and implementing new technologies to help make work simpler and easier for colleagues. He also shaped new customer offerings such as the ‘Tesco Access’ site for blind customers and the first mobile phone app for grocery shopping in 2003 as well as the first Tesco iPhone app in 2009.

Now ex-Tesco, Nick describes himself as an “Innovation Insider” with a passion for bringing pragmatic innovation techniques and ways-of-working to areas of business that want to start their own innovation teams, or who are struggling to get traction with innovation projects. A key part of this work is Nick’s Innovation Lab – a course on how to bring the culture of innovation to life in any organization.

 

Sorin Despot

FinTech Marketer | Twispay

Workshop: Communication & Engagement: How to Speak so that People Want to Listen!

Timeslot: 14:00 – 15:00

Sorin Despot is a communication professional with a Daedalian experience in working on marketing projects, now acting as the Senior Marketing Manager at Twispay. He is also an award-winning poet and a debate trainer.
His industry know-how spans the entire mar-comm field, from Advertising and Public Relations to Content Marketing, Data-Driven Growth Hacking, and Marketing Automation.
Lately, he mainly focuses on solving the complex real-world problems of running omnichannel marketing projects.

 

Xenia Muntean

Co-founder and CEO | Planable

Workshop: Social Media Machine: Putting Together an Efficient Social Media Team for Your Brand

Timeslot: 16:15 – 17:00 

Xenia is the Co-founder and CEO of Planable, a content review and marketing collaboration platform used by over 3,000 teams at brands like Jaguar Land Rover, Virgin, and Wendy’s. Prior to launching Planable, at 20 y.o. she built a digital marketing agency and worked with clients such as Coca-Cola. 

Xenia has been named to Forbes’ 100 Women Founders in Europe list and she presented Planable on the Innovation Stage at Cannes Lions 2018. Xenia graduated Tim Draper’s startup academy in Silicon Valley and took Planable through the Techstars London accelerator in 2017.

Gabriel Caramis

CEO | Woobble

Workshop: AI Chatbot Apps

Timeslot: 15:00 – 16:00 

Gabriel Caramis is the founder and CEO of Woobble the Human Beings Digital Agency which is the leading Digital Agency with an Award-Winning Team that creates innovative, effective strategies that capture Brand essence, improves conversion rate, and maximizes revenue to improve businesses and achieve goals using the latest technologies.

 

Cristian Ignat

Co-Founder & CEO @ Aggranda

Keynote: Scale your business with the help of software robots

Timeslot: 12:30 – 12:50

Cristian Ignat is Co-Founder and CEO of Aggranda, a company that creates time in people’s lives and in business with the help of software robots they develop using the UiPath platform.

Aggranda is a recently launched Canopy brand, separating RPA (Robotic Process Automation) from PPC (Pay Per Click) services that the agency offers. 

 

Jan Lastuvka

CEO | MonkeyData

Keynote: AI revolution in eCommerce and key trends for the next decade

Timeslot: 10:20 – 10:40 

MonkeyData CEO Jan Lastuvka has been continually active in pushing its global growth. He is responsible for strategic management, global business development, marketing and maintaining key partnerships with MonkeyData’s clientele. As an eCommerce enthusiast and entrepreneur with over 7 years of experience, Jan’s philosophy is that of global democratization of eCommerce data, making it easier than ever for everyone to manage their own businesses.

 

Dan Koblicska

Talent Manager | Altran Romania

Workshop:  The user wants to choose for himself…NOT! The dangers and benefits of decision making.

Timeslot: 17:00 – 18:00 

Executive manager with direct experience in HR, software, consulting, insurance and training. Interested in entrepreneurial competencies, start-ups and using innovative solutions business problems.
Dan is the one who guides the professional career of engineers, consultants and interns from their team in Romania. In order to achieve the full potential of his colleagues, he oversees the day-to-day business involvement of an engineer; Dan also offer advise and counsel to potential external talents concerning professional matters, long-term plans and personal decisions which may affect their career.

 

Mihai Vînătoru

Managing Partner & Crowdsourcing Specialist | DWF

Keynote: SEO in the Personalization Age – How Personalized Search Can Affect Your Visitor Search Result

Timeslot: 10:40 – 11:00 

Online since Google was only 3 years old and Wikipedia was still a hundred pages website (2001), Mihai provided SEO services to local and international companies focusing on business goals such as attracting significant and relevant traffic or SEO visibility in the industry where the potential customer is active.
In 2013 he becomes co-founder of DWF.ro – the first SEO agency in Romania that draws attention to important ranking factors which were previously ignored.
 

Rareș Bănescu

CEO & Founder | Retargeting.biz

Keynote: Marketing Automation – More Personal, Better Optimized, Greater Results

Timeslot: 10:00 – 10:20 

Rares Banescu is the CEO and Founder of Retargeting.Biz with an experience of over 12 years in Online Marketing. He launched Retargeting.Biz in 2013, a software helps online stores automatically communicate with each client. The tool learns from the actions of the visitors and then sends them personalized messages according to their journey, giving them the proper motivation to complete a purchase. Retargeting.Biz has now over 3000 happy clients from 5 continents in more than 30 countries.
 

Wouter van Horssen

Manager Customer Loyalty @ ING Netherland

Keynote:  Transforming a Loyalty Program into a Personalized Engagement Platform

Timeslot: 11:30 – 11:50

Wouter is an experienced marketer and loyalty expert. Since 2015 he heads the Loyalty program of ING Bank in the Netherland which has grown into a very large loyalty and e-commerce program with an annual sales volume over 1.000.000 orders and a turnover of €30 million.
Recently he radically changed the program to align the program with customer needs and strategic priorities of the bank. This has led to a big boost (+30%) in both sales and customer satisfaction.
 

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