The Drum Digerati 2018: find out who made the list from adtech & martech

The Drum Digerati 2018: find out who made the list from adtech & martech

Nicolas Bidon, global CEO, Xaxis

Nicolas Bidon is passionate about enabling companies to leverage data and technology to transform their business and create new opportunities. In his current role as global chief executive officer of Xaxis, he’s spearheaded the organisation’s repositioning to support brands in their quest for more accountable programmatic advertising and proven results. Bidon joined Xaxis as UK managing director in 2012 from Yahoo, oversaw the integration of Plista into Xaxis in 2016, and was promoted to global chief executive officer in early 2017. He now oversees the company’s presence in 47 markets across North America, South America, Europe, and Apac.

Dave Reed, international managing director, MediaMath

As the managing director of MediaMath’s newly created International Business Unit, Reed is in charge of growing the business across EMEA, LATAM and APAC, developing teams focused on delivering value through MediaMath’s technology. He joined MediaMath in 2009, helping the business develop technical solutions and working with MediaMath’s largest clients to advance their strategic marketing objectives in the US, before moving to London in 2014 to oversee the UK and EMEA business. Prior to joining MediaMath, Reed gained 10 years of experience in digital marketing, e-commerce and software development, creating technology and marketing solutions for Fortune 500 marketers.

Dominic Joseph, chief executive officer, Captify

Dominic Joseph is the chief executive of Captify, the search intelligence business he co-founded in 2011 which works with the likes of Amazon, American Express and BMW. In the past 12 months, Joseph has been responsible for Captify’s ambitious growth plans, with continued US and EU expansion, growing out its global leadership team and driving new innovations in voice search. He is a frequent public speaker, a keen mentor to other young entrepreneurs and plays a crucial role in Captify’s CSR strategy, launching Captify’s Media Rocks – a major charity event which is set to return next year.

Guillaume Périé, head of programmatic, Thomson Reuters

Guillaume Périé is head of programmatic EMEA at Reuters. In only three years of experience in media, he has played a key role in improving the programmatic proposition of two publishers by leading the automation of various bespoke ad formats, building unique first party data sets and making sure that programmatic guarantees have become the transactional norm in a market challenged by a scarcity of high-value audiences.

Ian Charlesworth, country manager, Awin

Ian Charlesworth joined Awin from technology analyst Ovum in January 2017. Charlesworth launched new projects within a year of his arrival to help maintain momentum and manage the business’ growth, including agile working methods and new technologies. His approach is characterised by open and honest communication from monthly all-hands gatherings to informal interaction with staff at all levels. Fundamental to his leadership style is a belief that people will enjoy being challenged when in a secure environment where their contribution is recognised.

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