The speakers will update you in a what is a benchmark of great creativity in their respective fields. They will share trends, insights, and ideas with you, and demonstrate them on campaigns awarded at Cannes Lions 2017.
They will provide you with recommendations for your work. You will have a chance to discuss all that interest you in branded communication.
Head of Emerging Technologies, AKQA
Mobile jury president, UK
Andy Hood is Head of Emerging Technologies at AKQA. He founded and leads the Creative Research & Development team, which specializes in rapid design and development of new digital products and services for clients, helping AKQA teams globally to identify opportunities to innovate with new and existing clients, and demonstrating the AKQA process and ethos of understanding, prototyping and applying emerging technologies to clients and consumers in order to solve business problems and create unique opportunities.
Andy was a key figure in the development of the Fiat Eco:Drive connected-car system that drives behavior change around fuel consumption, the Heineken Star Player live dual-screen Champions League game and the Nissan IDx virtual reality experience for Oculus Rift at the 2013 Tokyo Motorshow. Most recently Andy has helped to create AKQA’s first product using artificial intelligence with IBM Watson, and voice-interaction products for Amazon Alexa.
Andy frequently presents at influential global events such as CES, Dmexco, and the Guardian’s Changing Advertising Summit, and presented at TedX in Bucharest in 2016. Andy has been a member of the BIMA “Hot 100” and was featured in AdWeek as one of the ‘Top Ten Creative Minds’ in Digital. In 2017 Andy was President of the Cannes Lions Mobile jury.
Managing Director, IMA
Promo & Activation jury member, THE NETHERLANDS
Anneke Schogt is Managing Director of IMA. Anneke joined the Influencer Marketing Agency to help bring the growing startup to the next level. She brings a wealth of experience in digital innovation across advertising and technology sectors, ranging from start-ups to large multi-national companies. Most recently she held the role of Country Manager for Microsoft Advertising where she led the charge on digital strategy for Xbox, Skype, MSN and Outlook, among others.
A strong believer that inspiration can come from anywhere, Anneke is passionate about promoting an open work environment where silos disappear and creativity trumps hierarchy. Before Microsoft she was Managing Director of the acclaimed creative agency INDIE. Here she became a digital evangelist, leading European campaigns for the likes of Nike, Ben & Jerry’s and Domino’s Pizza.
She enjoys sharing her passion at major industry events including Dubai Lynx, Eurobest and the Festival of Media Global Awards. She is also an active member of AMMA and IPAN in the Netherlands.
Managing Director, Burson-Marsteller
PR jury member, ITALY
Gianfranco Mazzone is Managing Director at Burson-Marsteller Italy, in charge of leading the marketing and integrated communication consulting services within the agency.
In Gianfranco’s vision, communication is a strategic lever to achieve business goals and creativity a purposeful tool to support business priorities. Leveraging a meaningful professional mix of expertise – spanning from business advisory to integrated communication – Gianfranco partners with B-M clients to offer an integrated approach and develop creative campaigns, able to help them gaining a competitive edge in their market. This consultancy approach stands out clearly in several creative projects, such as Webank Smammas, Sony Villa Biscossi and Samsung Galaxy Generation.
He joined Burson-Marsteller Italy in 2000 to found the Technology Communication practice and throughout the years he covered responsibility roles till being appointed Managing Director. In the last years, also by working closely with Young & Rubicam, he has created effective synergies between the PR levers and the advertising tools, by mixing different know-how to develop more and more creative, integrated and business-oriented Public Relations projects, aligning communication and business objectives and reaching key targets in the most suitable way.
Before joining Burson-Marsteller, Gianfranco deepened his technology and digital market knowledge in Brodeur. Previously he gained experience at ThreeSixty, a consulting firm specialized in marketing and communications and focused on the fashion and luxury sectors. Before, in 1998, he joined the PR Agency Weber Shandwick, following his first experience at GEA, Business consulting firm, since 1996.
He boasts a Degree in Communication Sciences and s Master’s degree in Marketing Communications.
Radio Director, Sonicville
Radio jury member, BELGIUM
Patrick Dooms breathes radio advertising.
Since he started off as a copywriter in a number of Belgian and international advertising agencies like Bates, BBDO, Leo Burnett , Ogilvy… he was bitten by radio advertising. Although in the early days, radio was far less important then print, billboards and TV. And the internet was still a wasteland.
Because he loved to hangout in studios after hours, he decided to combine his musical hobby and his profession. So, he became the co-founder of two notorious Belgian production companies, Doctors Swing and Raygun, but also worked as a freelance radio producer for many others. He is now a senior radio director at Sonicville, one of Belgiums most rewarded sound production companies.
In the meantime, TV has lost part of its glory, print has faded away, but radio is stronger then ever. And Patrick likes to keep track of what’s happening in the radioworld. That’s one of the reasons why he also teaches radio advertising at the Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema and Sound in Brussels. There, he tries to help his students to develop strong concepts, great productions and above all, rock solid scripts.
Because, even if he’s been a manager, producer and director for the last twenty years, there’s still copywriters’ blood running through his veins.