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Speaker Biographies

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Speakers

Michael Langguth

Michael Langguth

Co-founder and COO, Poq

 

Michael Langguth is Co-founder and COO of Poq, the app commerce company. Michael has experience with large retailers having grown up working in the family wine business. He also has a strong background in tech entrepreneurship, having founded a start-up whilst studying. Michael is passionate about the ever changing retail landscape and working alongside retailers to ensure their mobile channel is as engaging as possible.

Poq is a Software-as-a-Service platform that empowers retailers to create highly effective and fully customised native apps in record time. New code is rolled out every week and major releases delivered every quarter. Clients include retailers such as Missguided, Simply Be and MADE.com.

Henry Harris-Burland

Henry Harris-Burland

VP of Marketing, Starship Technologies

 

Henry joined Starship in 2016 and now leads the Marketing and Communications team. Henry has a mixed entrepreneurial and corporate background after founding and then selling an events company in the UK, and then moving to Rolls-Royce Motor Cars for over three years in Global Product Communications. His passion for anything on wheels has now led him to the rapidly changing world of robotics and delivery robots.

Jörgen  Bödmar

Jörgen Bödmar

President, EMOTA

 

Mr Jörgen Bödmar is the President of EMOTA, the European Multi-channel and Online Trade Association.

He is the founder and CEO for Scandinavian Design Center, Sweden. He has his background in Executive Search and Recruitment as well as working with HR in Scandinavian Airlines.

The company was founded 2002 based on a vision to make it possible to buy Scandinavian Design home interior products globally using the Internet. Today, customers from seventy countries buy design products and get them delivered within a week.

Ségolène Martin

Ségolène Martin

Founder and CEO, Kantify

 

Ségolène Martin is the CEO of Kantify, a startup that helps other companies increase their sales and revenue thanks to artificial intelligence applications and data science. Kantify’s team is composed of business and artificial intelligence experts who identify untapped sources of growth and develop custom software to generate revenue from – for instance – pricing and individualized marketing solutions. Its clients include major retail, wholesale, chemical and insurance companies.

Before founding Kantify, Ségolène held various management positions in the public sector and industry where she helped companies and research organizations create research & innovation ventures and networks.

Werner Stengg

Werner Stengg

Head of Unit, E-commerce and Platforms, DG CONNECT, European Commission

 

Doctoral studies at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.

Professional experience within the European institutions:

09/2016 – today: Head of Unit in DG Communication Networks, Content and Technology, responsible for "E-Commerce and Platforms"

11/2014 – 08/2016: Head of Unit in DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, responsible for "Public Interest Services"

04/2011 – 11/2014: Head of Unit in DG Internal Market and Services, responsible for "Online and postal services"

02/2006 – 04/2011: Head of Unit in DG Internal Market and Services, responsible for "Better Regulation Cycle: Impact Assessment and Evaluation"

06/2002 – 01/2006: DG Budget, Evaluation unit

01/2001 – 05/2002: DG Enterprise, Assistant to the Deputy Director General

06/1998 – 01/2001: DG Enterprise, Textiles and clothing unit

04/1996 – 05/1998: General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, Transport unit

Kamila Kloc

Kamila Kloc

Deputy Head of Cabinet, Vice-President Ansip, European Commission

 

Kamila Kloc joined the European Commission in December 2004, first as a national expert, and since 2008 as an established official. In November 2014 she took the post of Deputy Head of Cabinet for Vice President Ansip. Prior to joining the Cabinet, she worked at Directorate General for Energy. Before that she was seconded from the Commission to work for the Polish Presidency. During that time she worked as an Adviser to the President of Polish Energy Regulatory Office. Earlier, she worked for 5 years at the Directorate General for Competition on merger and antitrust cases. Prior to joining the Commission she worked at the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection in Poland as Adviser to the President.

Kamila Kloc started her professional career in academia and taught at Warsaw School of Economics as Assistant Professor. Her professional interest concentrates on the role of regulation and competition policy in the network industries. She has written her PhD on the role of competition policy in the public utilities sector with a special emphasis on telecommunications. She was a Fulbright scholar at the University of California in Berkeley and a Chevening fellow at Oxford University.

Koen Verstrepen

Koen Verstrepen

CEO and CO-Founder, Froomle

 

Koen Verstrepen is CEO and Co-Founder of Froomle, the leading provider of self-learning conversion boosting solutions in the Benelux.

He is an exepert in how traditional companies can apply machine learning technology to boost their marketing conversion. In this capacity he has succesfuly advised the strongest brands such as such as Telenet, Het Nieuwsblad, JBC, Colruyt and VTM on how to use machine learning to boost the conversion of their consumer experiences.

Additionally he also has a firm technological background which he obtained during his PhD in Computer Science (2015) based on joint research with Netflix on how to deploy machine learning to personalise consumer experiences. Because of his collaboration with Netflix he also has a privileged insight into how Silicon Valley companies apply machine learning in their user experiences.

Mirjana  Perkovic

Mirjana Perkovic

Founder and CEO, LookStyler

 

Mirjana Perkovic holds a master’s degree in social sciences and an executive diploma in digital leadership. She works for the European Union and is also the founder of the global styling platform called LookStyler, which is a fashion 'uber' for booking stylists, currently present in 40 countries. Mirjana is passionate about digital services and innovation and has won One to Watch Digital Award in London in December 2016.

Logistics

When

Thursday 8 March, 2018
08.30 to 17.00

CET

 

Where

The Hotel

Boulevard de Waterloo 38, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

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