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Theresa Regli

DAM industry strategist, author, and storyteller

Theresa Regli is a 25-year veteran of the information technology industry, with a particular focus on DAM for the last decade. She advises C-level executives and DAM project leads on DAM strategy, data design, and product selection, and subsequently supports the sustainment of digital stewardship and best practices. Based in ...

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Fergus Ashe

Chief Commercial Officer | Screendragon

Fergus is Chief Commercial Officer at Screendragon, a leading cloud-based project, resource and workflow management solution for creative operations teams. Fergus joined Screendragon in 2005 and is responsible for Screendragon’s global sales, marketing and customer success teams. He has over twenty years experience in the marketing technology sector ...

Justin Bairamian

Director | BBC Creative

Justin is Director of BBC Creative, the BBC’s new in-house creative team. Set up in 2016, it is now delivering the bulk of the BBC’s marketing creative output, across all the BBC’s brands. He joined the BBC in 2004, having spent a number of years in advertising – working on, ...

Roy Barker

Head of Integrated Production | adam&eveDDB

Roy jointly runs the production department at the UKs leading agency, where the focus is on the integration of core skills across different media disciplines, to offer the best possible creative solution. A Central St Martins graduate and previously at AMV | BBDO, where he started in Project Management, Roy ...

Louise Burrough

Director | White Door Consulting

Louise is a senior Creative Operations consultant with over 15 years creative operations experience. White Door has advised more than 60 businesses including setting up Specsavers' creative operations, Amazon's fashion marketing operations across Europe, as well Tesco, BT, The BBC and many creative agencies. Louise’s career has been ...

Clair Carter-Ginn

Partner | Forecast

Clair is a multidisciplinary fashion and retail executive who brings a strong combination of creative vision, strategic thinking and operational expertise to her clients. She prides herself on being both right and left-brained, combining systems and process with creative strategy. Clair is a partner at Forecast, helping brands to create ...

Charlotte Cole

Head of Content | Farfetch

Charlotte Cole started in the translation & editorial world, with a degree in Italian and French linguistics & literature. A former writer and sub editor, Charlotte turned her focus to digital content management 5 years ago at Farfetch, where she now heads up the global Content Team. Working side by ...

Mandy Combes

Head of Creative Operations | BBC Marketing & Audiences

Mandy has 20 years of media experience, and is currently responsible for the operational running of the BBC’s creative department. The BBC Creative team work in all media, producing a wide range of promotional campaigns and short-form content as well as creating branding for BBC products and services. Previously Mandy ...

John Dollin

Senior Systems and Operations Manager | Arsenal Football Club

John Dollin is responsible for the operational management and product development of Arsenal.com, Arsenal Player and Arsenal's mobile apps, as well as managing the Club’s production and broadcast infrastructure. His team work closely with the editorial team to drive a portfolio of strategic projects designed to increase the organic growth ...

Kathryn Douglas

Manager, Global Digital Platforms | The Kellogg Company

Kathryn Douglas works in Global Digital Operations within The Kellogg Company’s Integrated Marketing function. Kathy develops solutions and systems to help transform creative operations and scales those capabilities globally while providing program management, governance and system oversight for a number of global platforms. Ms. Douglas joined Kellogg Company in ...

Carlos Gomes

Senior Operations Strategy Manager | Farfetch

Carlos is currently building an Innovation Lab within Farfetch Operations, to foster change and challenge the team with new disruptive solutions. Coming from a data background and having built other analytics & data science teams, Carlos is accelerating the adoption of advanced analytics techniques in Farfetch Operations and enabling fast ...

Martin Handyside

Operations Director | ICP

Martin has a thirty year career in operational roles within advertising agencies and advertisers. He also specialised in the provision of talent management, virtual teams and creative operational process. After 2 years as a member of the management team building the Hyundai Motor Company’s in-house European creative agency in ...

Kristina Herz

Head of Digital Asset Management | Royal Horticultural Society

Kristina Herz is the Head of Digital Asset Management for the Royal Horticultural Society in London. The Royal Horticultural Society is a charity which strives to enrich everyone's life through plants and make the UK a greener, more beautiful place. Kristina leads the organisation’s creative production and operations team who ...

Matt Hitchcock

Head of Creative Operations | Sky Betting & Gaming

Matt’s experience spans the entire creative spectrum. He’s worked as a copywriter, creative producer and creative manager, with frontline experience both agency and client-side. Stints at Discovery Channel and Sony helped Matt develop the skills needed to run creative operations in multimillion-pound organisations, and balance the line between achieving creative ...

Jim Hubbard

Director | White Door Consulting

Jim is a senior Creative Operations consultant with more than 25 years’ Creative Operations experience. His firm White Door has advised more than 60 businesses including Amazon, Tesco, BT, Specsavers, The BBC and many agencies. Jim’s background includes 10 years at BBH where he was a member of the senior ...

Peter Johnston

CEO | Kalo

Peter Johnston is the founder and CEO of Kalo, the world's leading freelancer management platform used by clients including AirBnB, Google, Popsugar and The Economist to manage over 70,000 freelancers globally. As a Design Lead at Google, Johnston relied heavily on freelancers and found that much of his time was ...

Dolly Jones

Digital Content & Strategy Consultant, formerly of Conde Nast Publications and editor of Vogue.co.uk

Dolly Jones studied History of Art at Manchester University before Journalism at London’s University of the Arts, and took up the "Writer" job at VOGUE.COM in January 2000. She was named editor in 2005 and in 2015 returned from her second maternity leave to become Digital Content and Strategy Director ...

James Naylor

Group Publishing Systems Manager | Slimming World

James has worked in publishing for his entire career, starting with a creative support role at Reed Business Information. This lead to an 11 year stint at Hearst Magazines (formerly the National Magazine Company) where he worked in the team that introduced DAM, colour-managed workflow systems and in-house repro across ...

Gabrielle O'Hare

Founder | Content Queen

Gabrielle has been helping retailers with their content strategy & production for over 12 years and runs Content Queen, a content planning and production agency. She’s planned and produced content for many leading UK retailers, including B&Q, Travis Perkins, Pets at Home, DFS and Wilko and until recently, was running ...

Jo Petroccia

Resource Management and Operations Consultant | The Industry School

Jo provides resource management consultancy and training that is so vital to successful business transformation. A straight talker, she helps clients get the most from their resource management function by focusing on their wider business goals. Finance, new business development, project health, talent acquisition and development all fall within the ...

Rui Silva

Creative Operations Director | Farfetch

Rui Silva is the Creative Operations Director of Farfetch, the true global e-commerce platform for luxury with an unrivalled technology, logistics network and a forefront creative operations hub with studios facilities in LA, PT, Brazil and Hong Kong. Rui has been part of the development of this fast pace and ...

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