Digital Shoreditch Festival 2012 speakers

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Alex Barclay

Senior Experience Planner (digital), Ogilvy

Alex is a senior planner at OgilvyOne, where he works on several blue chip accounts.
He helps them create compelling, engaging customer experiences - experiences they’ll value and want to repeat.
He's a bit of a polymath: he's worked as a fund manager for an innovative tech start-up investment fund, and as a creative for Walt Disney.
He's also a Visiting Lecturer on Strategy Visualisation, Systems Theory and Game Theory at Oxford Brookes.
Alex lives in London.

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Alpesh Doshi

Founder, Fintricity

I work in the area of social and big data

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Andy Hewitt

Head of Propositions, Global Dawn

Andy Hewitt works with brand clients to create the best combination of challenges, content, game mechanics and rewards in order to harvest consumer preferences, trigger behaviour, and generate profit. Andy is responsible for defining the Global Dawn proposition as well as the functionality of its Social Business Engine to deliver it, including systems for social rewards, gamification, channel, content and affiliate features, and the heuristic and persuasive behaviour messaging strategy.

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Anthony Tattum

Managing Director, Big Cat Group

Managing Director of Big Cat, an award-winning full service marketing consultancy. Works on a number of digital marketing Knowledge Transfer projects with leading universities. Anthony began his career as an event marketer in the leisure sector in the early 90s cutting his teeth with some of the UK's leading operators, venues and promoters.

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Chris Arnold

Creative Partner, Creative Orchestra

Chris is a former Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi (where he worked with Dave Droga). He is also a former chair of the DMA Agencies Council and the Creative Council.He’s a big supporter of education and has worked with the Ideas Foundation (since launch), D&AD and many colleges.In 2009 he launched the advertising & brand marketing agency Creative Orchestra. Unique in the fact it’s the worlds’ first ‘not for profit’ ad agency and as part of its mantra supports cultivating young creativ

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Colin Strong

Managing Director, GfK NOP Technology

Colin Strong leads a team of over 100 tech researchers, focusing on a wide variety of service design and marketing issues. he has a particular interest in consumer psychology

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Francesco D'Orazio


Francesco specialises in exploring the new opportunities emerging at the intersection of technology and research. Over the past ten years he has been involved in social software design, social research and immersive media as a researcher, web strategist and creative technologist working for agencies and startups. At FACE, Francesco focuses on designing new methodologies and tools for conducting research specializing in open innovation, social media research, mobile research and social sim.

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Hassan Mirza

Social Media Consultant, HeyHass.com

Social media consultant, Los Angeles to London expat, and pop culture blogger.

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Isabelle Quevilly

Strategy Director, Digital Planning

Isabelle's first introduction to the web back in 1997 was a true revelation: this thing called Yahoo! could provide answers to everything. She instantly became a web advocate, developing websites with Notepad and Flash 4.0. Isabelle has developed digital and integrated campaign for creative agencies including SID LEE, Publicis, DLKWLowe, Fred&Farid, Strawberry Frog NYC and Amsterdam Worldwide. She is very well experienced in working long distance with team and clients from Toronto, New York, London, Amsterdam and Paris.

Isabelle loves to be involved with multi-disciplinary teams where the magic happens on post-its and chalkboards. She thrives on innovation, unique experiences and ideas that contribute to change the world of communication by better connecting people and companies.

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James Bridgman

Creative Director, Silverleaf Limited

Running Silverleaf, a design and branding agency for SMEs, for the last 16 years. Based north of Old Street. Focussed on integrated branding strategies for smaller companies (up to 10m t/o) - get your brand to work smarter, not harder, and leverage technology in the process.

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Kam Star

Chief Play Officer, PlayGen

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Lindsey Greig

Managing Editor, DataGuidance

Lindsey Greig is Managing Editor of DataGuidance. He is also Managing Director of data protection law & policy, e-commerce law & policy, e-commerce law reports, world sports law report, and e-finance & payments law & policy. Lindsey is Managing Director of Cecile Park Publishing Ltd, which provides authoritative and incisive information, through the written word, the spoken word and the digital word. Lindsey founded and edited the Lawyer magazine, the weekly magazine for the UK legal profession.

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Mary Murtagh

Owner, Mary Murtagh Media

Award-winning journalist Mary Murtagh has spent 15 years as a reporter and video journalist on the UK's biggest regional newspapers, glossy magazines and trade press. She knows what makes the media tick and how to attract their attention. Her workshops help businesses and entrepreneurs to harness the power of the press. Previous delegates say the knowledge they have gained has helped them secure thousands of pounds worth of free publicity, landed them work and helped their business grow faster

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Mat Morrison

Head of Social Media, Starcom MediaVest Group

Mat Morrison works for Starcom MediaVest Group's London office as Head of Social Media. He is particularly interested in how brands can extract useful, useable information from social media channels, and how we can use this to create shareable, socialised content. Beginning his career nearly two decades ago at creative hotshop AKQA he went on to help set up Tribal DDB London as Commercial Manager in which role he helped launch the first website for Number 10 Downing Street.

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Omaid Hiwaizi

Planning Director, SapientNitro

Omaid leads marketing strategy, brand planning and digital strategy thinking across a number of national and international clients, with disciplines stretching from brand and direct marketing, social and CRM based engagement, service based utility and experience based brand activation and promotion.He has experience in diverse sectors from Unilever ice cream to Baileys, from Emirates Airline to BT.

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Paul Mallet

Managing Partner & Strategic Director, Brass Digital

Paul has worked at the forefront of online marketing since its inception. He’s led the creative and strategy activity on a host of innovative and award-winning campaigns for some of the world’s best known organisations and brands.

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Riccardo Giraldi

Creative Director, B-Reel

Riccardo Giraldi is Creative Director at B-Reel London. He started his career playing with Lego and is not sure how he ended up working in the digital industry.Over the years Riccardo developed a strong geek accent and found wild satisfaction in watching his ideas quickly coming to life thanks to computers and the Internet.Riccardo loves getting his left and right brain hemispheres to work together. He worked in Florence, Stockholm and London with companies like unit9, Helpful Stranger

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Simon McDougall


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Stephen Morgan

Director, Squiz Web Experience Management

Stephen is the Managing Director of Squiz UK. He has over 13 years of experience in the document, content and knowledge management business and works with organisations across a wide ranges of industries to help them engage with their users online, streamline their digital processes and achieve their business objectives. Before Squiz he worked for American Express and Canon and also ran an international network of offices for Wilcom.