Speakers

Alex Aiken

Alex Aiken

Executive Director of Government Communications
Cabinet Office

Based in Downing Street and the Cabinet Office, Alex Aiken is the most senior communications professional in the Civil Service.

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Sam Ashken

Sam Ashken

Strategic Planner
Blippar

Sam Ashken is a Strategic Planner at Blippar, building strong, user-centric relationships for brands in AR.

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Imran Azam

Imran Azam

Founder
thisisreel.co

Imran Azam is the Founder of thesisreel.co providing brands with strategic, creative, training and production services.

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Nicky Ball

Nicky Ball

National Crew & Facilities Manager
Creative England

Nicky Ball works as the National Crew & Facilities Manager for Creative England running a bespoke crewing service for Productions shooting across the English regions.

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Dr. Robin Bargar

Dr. Robin Bargar

Professor, School of Arts and Media and School of Computing Sciences and Engineering
University of Salford

Robin Bargar is Professor in the School of Arts and Media and the School of Computing Sciences and Engineering at University of Salford.

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Helena Barras

Helena Barras

Marketing Manager
Johnson Matthey

Helena Barras is an award-winning Chartered Marketer with over ten years’ global marketing experience.

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Jeni Beattie

Jeni Beattie

Founder and Course Director
Accolade Media Training

Jeni Beattie is Founder and Course Director at Accolade Media Training.

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Lillian Betty

Lillian Betty


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Victoria Boldison

Victoria Boldison

Founder
Bolst Global

Victoria Boldison is a multi-award winning Chartered Marketer with an international career.

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Alison Bowcott-McGrath

Alison Bowcott-McGrath

Founder and MD
PinPointer

Alison Bowcott-McGrath is the Founder and MD of PinPointer, a proud ambassador of the high street.

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Martin Bryant

Martin Bryant

Community Editor
Tech North

Martin Bryant is Community Editor at Tech North, where he tells the story of technology in the North of England.

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Peter Caddock

Peter Caddock

Head of New Technologies
Studio Liddell VR & AR

Peter has decades of knowledge, expertise and ‘hands on’ experience as a producer, game designer and developer in both 2D and 3D. With many years experience developing VR & AR projects he is a passionate advocate of immersive technologies.

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Tim Cameron-Kitchen

Tim Cameron-Kitchen

Head Ninja
Exposure Ninja

Tim Cameron-Kitchen is a bestselling digital marketing author, Head Ninja at Exposure Ninja and host of the Exposure Ninja Digital Marketing Podcast.

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Graham Campbell

Graham Campbell

Managing Director
Moose Media Management

Graham Campbell is the MD of Moose a social media agency in Blackburn with clients all over the world.

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Katy Carlisle

Katy Carlisle

Founder
The Wheel Exists

Katy set up The Wheel Exists in 2013 to help charities and small businesses create lovely, professional and mobile friendly websites using Squarespace.

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Martin Carr

Martin Carr

Executive Producer
AbbottVision

Martin Carr is Executive Producer at AbbottVision, which was established in 2008 by the multi award-winning writer, creator and producer Paul Abbott.

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Anna Carlson

Anna Carlson

Client Partner
Hyper Island

Anna Carlson is a client partner at Hyper Island, designing and co-delivering its tailored partnerships with organisations.

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Tom Cheesewright

Tom Cheesewright

Futurist

Tom Cheesewright is the founder of applied futurism practice, Book of the Future and creator of the Futurist’s Toolkit, a suite of tools for agile organisations.

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Amanda Coleman

Amanda Coleman

Head of Corporate Communications
Greater Manchester Police

Amanda Coleman is responsible for Corporate Communications at Greater Manchester Police and has almost 25 years’ experience both as a journalist and in communication roles.

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Caoilfhionn Nic Conmara

Caoilfhionn Nic Conmara

Account Manager
Quantcast

Caoilfhionn Nic Conmara is an Account Manager at Quantcast, a digital advertising company specialising in audience measurement and real time advertising.

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Jamie Conway

Jamie Conway

CEO
Made Television

Jamie is a seasoned broadcast professional with over eleven years’ experience in broadcast television.

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Jon Cornwell

Jon Cornwell

CEO and Co-founder
Newsflare

Jon Cornwell is CEO and Co-founder of Newsflare.

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Jane Dalton

Jane Dalton

Creative Instigator
Groundswell Innovation

Jane Dalton puts her experience to good use as Creative Instigator at Groundswell Innovation

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Henry Davies

Henry Davies

Founder
106 Comms

Henry Davies is the founder of 106 Communications

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Anthony Diver

Anthony Diver

Managing and Creative Director
Mosquito

Anthony Diver has over 18 years hands-on experience in the digital and creative sectors heading creative, strategic and technical roles holistically.

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Jimmy Dowdall

Jimmy Dowdall

TV and Film Writer

Jimmy Dowdall is a film and television writer, who has worked extensively with Channel 4 including on hit series Shameless.

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David Edmundson-Bird

David Edmundson-Bird

Principal Lecturer in Digital Marketing & Enterprise
Manchester Metropolitan University

David Edmundson-Bird is Principal Lecturer in Digital Marketing & Enterprise at Manchester Metropolitan University

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Sue Elms

Sue Elms

Disruptive Consumer Intelligence for Marketing & Media
Skin the Cat Ltd

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Nicola Emmerson

Nicola Emmerson

Brand Marketing Executive
Bako

Nicola Emmerson has been working in the marketing industry for over 10 years and most recently at Bakery Wholesaler, BAKO.

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Marc Esmiley

Marc Esmiley

Director of Cloud Services
iomart

Marc Esmiley is Director of Cloud Services at iomart and heads up the public cloud division.

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Scott Frisby

Scott Frisby

Strategy Consultant
First Annapolis Consulting

Scott Frisby is a strategy consultant in First Annapolis’s European practice, and specializes in consumer products and payment innovation.

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Ben Harper

Ben Harper

Director
Datify

Ben Harper is an entrepreneur, author, speaker and Director at Datify.

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Chris Heyes

Chris Heyes

Head of Commercial and Events
IFB2018

Chris Heyes is the Head of Commercial and Events at IFB2018.

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Rebecca Holman

Rebecca Holman


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Caroline Hopkins

Caroline Hopkins

Presentations Coach
Love Presenting

A former PR professional, Caroline Hopkins is now a presentations coach, enabling people to engage with an audience and win new business.

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Matt Emmott

Matt Emmott

Sales Director
ProCo

Matt Emmett is Sales Director at ProCo and has over 20 years’ experience of direct mail, data driven communications and cutting edge digital print technology.

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Imran Farooq

Imran Farooq

CEO and Digital Marketer
MMC Learning

Imran is the CEO of Infusionsoft and has been educating Marketers for the last 20 years and is highly driven to help Marketers succeed, earn more and have a better life style.

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Oliver Francis

Oliver Francis

Head of Creative
Sky

Oliver Francis is Head of Creative for Consumer PR at Sky.

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Lucia Fuertes

Lucia Fuertes

Managing Consultant
Bolst Global

Lucia Fuertes is Managing Consultant at Bolst Global and has a long track record of successfully directing the development and execution of marketing, advertising and media sales strategic solutions for clients.

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Greg Furber

Greg Furber

VR Director
Rewind

Greg Furber heads up the 360 degree production division as VR Director at REWIND.

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Tim Glanfield

Tim Glanfield

Editor
RadioTimes.com

Tim Glanfield has been the editor of RadioTimes.com since 2013 and oversees all of Radio Times digital products.

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Gordon Glenister

Gordon Glenister

Director General
BPMA

Gordon Glenister has been director general of BPMA, the UKs largest trade association for promotional merchandise for almost 10 years.

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Andy Green

Andy Green

Director
Andy Green Creativity

Andy Green is a Brand Story and creativity expert.

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Rick Guttridge

Rick Guttridge

MD
Smoking Gun PR

Rick Guttridge co-founded Smoking Gun in 2010 and has over 15 years Public Relations and communications agency experience.

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Mark Herbert

Mark Herbert

CEO
Warp Films

Mark Herbert is joint CEO of Sheffield based-Warp Films, known for its multi award winning films and television.

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Matt Hunt

Matt Hunt

CEO
Apadmi Enterprise

Matt Hunt is CEO of Apadmi Enterprise, part of the Apadmi Group, the UK’s leading mobile app developer.

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Jon Hunter

Jon Hunter

Search Director
every1

Search Director at every1, Jon Hunter has over 20 years experience in the digital sector, 12 of which specically within search marketing

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Simon Iredale

Simon Iredale

CEO
Motionlab

Simon Iredale runs several companies in the field of digital design, marketing and analytics. and founded the Motionlab group in 2004.

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Kristal Ireland

Kristal Ireland

Head of eCommerce & Retail
Virgin Trains East Coast

An experienced digital leader and digital transformation specialist, Kristal Ireland heads up the Ecommerce and Retail team at Virgin Trains East Coast.

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Lotte Jeffs

Lotte Jeffs

Acting Editor
ELLE UK

Lotte Jeffs is Acting Editor of ELLE UK.

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Daniel Keighron-Foster

Daniel Keighron-Foster

Managing Director
Steamhaus

Daniel Keighron-Foster has been the Managing Director of Steamhaus since August 2015.

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Richard Kenyon

Richard Kenyon

Director of Marketing & Comms
Everton Football Club

Richard Kenyon’s current role at Everton Football Club involves him overseeing marketing, insight, corporate communications, PR & media functions.

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Alex Kozloff

Alex Kozloff

Director of Marketing & Industry Engagement
IAB

Alex Kozloff is Director of Marketing & Industry Engagement at the IAB.

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Kathryn Sharman

Kathryn Sharman


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Steve Kuncewicz

Steve Kuncewicz

Principal Lawyer
Slater and Gordon Lawyers

Steve Kuncewicz is a principal lawyer in the business advisory team at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Manchester.

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Simon Landi

Simon Landi

MD
Access

Simon Landi is one of the founding members of Manchester-based marketing communications agency Access and is developer of the social media tool Events Stream Live.

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Jonathan Leather

Jonathan Leather

Line Producer

Jonathan Leather is a Line Producer with 10 years experience in drama production.

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Ken Leren

Ken Leren

Founder
Tech Essence

Founder of Tech Essence, Ken Leren is passionate about all things digital.

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Guy Levine

Guy Levine

CEO and Founder
Return On Digital

Guy Levine is the CEO and Founder of Return.

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Emmy Lippold

Emmy Lippold

Head of Marketing
Data8

Emmy Lipoid is the Head of Marketing at Data8, including brand awareness, demand generation, and public relations.

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Paul Mallon

Paul Mallon

Head of Brand Engagement
Paddy Power

Paul Mallon heads the digital engagement team at Paddy Power.

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Georgie Mann

Georgie Mann

Director
Green Hat People

Georgie Mann is one of the Directors of Green Hat People UK, a company that designs active meetings, workshops and business games engaging audiences on an entirely new level.

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Tony Markovski

Tony Markovski

Head of Innovation & Emerging Technologies
Mirum Agency

Tony Markovski is the Head of Innovation & Emerging Technologies at Mirum Agency, named “Visionary” in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant.

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Laura Mashiter

Laura Mashiter

Founder and Managing Director
Refresh PR

An experienced PR and marketing professional, Laura Mashiter is founder and managing director of award-winning communications agency, Refresh PR.

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Aaron McGrath

Aaron McGrath

Sales Director
Bing Ads UK

Aaron McGrath is UK Sales Director at Bing Ads UK managing some of the largest Travel and Finance advertisers and agencies in the UK.

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Lucy McKerron

Lucy McKerron

Account Director & Social Media Lead
Synergy Creative

Lucy McKerron is Account Director and Social Media Lead at Synergy Creative and has over a decade of experience in helping brands shape their employee and customer experience.

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Dominic Mills

Dominic Mills

Media Commentator and Mediatel Journalist

Dominic Mills is a Media Commentator and Mediatel Journalist.

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James Murray

James Murray

Product Marketing Manager
Bing Ads, Microsoft

James Murray works for Microsoft and is the Product Marketing Manager for Bing Ads across EMEA.

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James Nesbitt

James Nesbitt

Senior Agency Development Manager
Google

James Nesbitt has been at Google for almost 10 years and currently works as Senior Agency Development Manager.

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Gareth Neville

Gareth Neville

Head of UK Agencies
VE Interactive

Gareth Neville is Head of UK Agencies at Ve Interactive, one of the fastest growing ad tech businesses in the UK.

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Lyndon Nicholson

Lyndon Nicholson

CEO
Buffalo 7

Lyndon Nicholson is a marketing professional with a career spanning three decades.

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Daniel Nolan

Daniel Nolan

Managing Director
TheEword

Daniel Nolan is managing director of theEword, one of Manchester’s leading independent digital agencies.

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Russell Oakley

Russell Oakley

Brand Engagement Director
Rapport The People Activation Agency

Russell Oakley is Brand Engagement Director at Rapport and specialises in helping brands understand, inspire and grow their audience.

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Adela Popilkova

Adela Popilkova

Search Sales Lead SMB
Bing Ads UK

Adela Popilkova is a sales lead at Microsoft Search Advertising and is a search marketing expert with extensive experience across all corners of the industry.

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Sima Ray

Sima Ray

Series Producer

Sima Ray is a Series Producer with more than 20 years’ TV experience ranging from hard-hitting investigative and undercover journalism to more recently working on Features, Observational Documentaries and Children’s programmes.

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Peter Roth

Peter Roth

Global Partner Development
Infusionsoft

Peter helps marketing agencies, web site developers, and SME consultants deliver sales and marketing success to their clients as Global Partner Development at Infusionsoft

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Gavin Sherratt

Gavin Sherratt

Co-Founder and Managing Director
Mashbo

Gavin Sherratt is Co-Founder and Managing Director of leading Liverpool digital development agency Mashbo, delivering events for digital businesses to network and showcase their work to influential audiences.

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Dr. Nick Southgate

Dr. Nick Southgate

Applied Behavioural Consultant

Nick Southgate is one of the leading practitioners in the emerging field of applied behavioural thinking.

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Sally Stanton

Sally Stanton

Head of Marketing
Warburtons Ltd

Sally Stanton is Head of Marketing at Warburtons Ltd.

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Duncan Swan

Duncan Swan

Director
Vision One

An experienced quantitative market researcher, Duncan Swan is a director of Vision One.

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Kate Thornton

Kate Thornton


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Bevan Thomas

Bevan Thomas

Commercial Director and Co-founder
Newsflare

Bevan Thomas is Commercial Director and Co-founder of Newsflare.

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Andrea Thompson

Andrea Thompson


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Debbie Thompson

Debbie Thompson

Sales and Marketing Director
PinPointer

Debbie Thompson is Sales and Marketing Director at PinPointer, assisting the MD in developing and implementing the strategic growth plan that will take the business from good to great.

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Oliver Thompson

Oliver Thompson

Senior Product Manager
BBC Live

Oliver Thompson is the Senior Product Manager for BBC Live, the BBC’s digital live event service.

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John Tickner

John Tickner


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Sue Todd

Sue Todd

CEO
Magnetic

Sue Todd has been the CEO of Magnetic since it opened its doors in January 2015.

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Cat Turner

Cat Turner

Head of PR - Insurance, Funeralcare and Legal Services
Co-op

Cat Turner currently heads up the Consumer Services PR team at the Co-op

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Simon Wharton

Simon Wharton

Managing Director
PushON

Simon Wharton is Managing Director at PushON and has more than 2 decades experience working in digital

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Vic White

Vic White

Commercial Content Director
Hearst UK

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Tash Willcocks

Tash Willcocks

Programme Leader
Hyper Island

Tash Willcocks is Programme Leader at Hyper Island and has 20 years of experience shaping future changemakers in the creative industry.

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Richard Wormwell

Richard Wormwell

Head of 360
Dock 10

Richard Wormwell is Head of 360 at Dock10 and has 20 years’ experience in broadcast television

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Steve Woolley

Steve Woolley

Head of External Affairs & Content
CIM

Steve Woolley has been the Head of External Affairs and Content at the Chartered Institute of Marketing since 2014.

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Lukasz Zelezny

Lukasz Zelezny

Head of Organic Acquistion
USWITCH.com

Lukasz Zelezny is the head of organic acquisition at uSwitch.com, a UK-based price comparison website with offices in London.

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