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The digital marketing and media industry is growing and evolving faster than ever. The annual IAB Digital Summit gathers marketers, advertising executives, publishers, and technologists  together to share insights about the reinvention of media, platforms, creative, and business models. The need for creative storytelling, built upon emotional connection that compels consumers to action, is immutable. How we get there has been forever disrupted by digital, as consumers have never had more control.

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the programme

Digital is evolving at lightning speed and, in line with international trends, it is moving from conveying a message to creating an experience. The Summit speakers will present on several international trends including those that are most current in our market. Topics included (may be subject to change): Please check our social feeds for updates.

Segment 1

Keynote -Accenture Interactive – TBC

Segment 2

Keynote, (IAB Global) Alexandra Saloman, Director International, IAB Washington D.C.

Segment 3

Davin Phillips, CSA

Segment 4

Ferial Haffajee, Editor-at-large HuffPost SA

Segment 5

Leonel Silva, Celtra

Segment 6

Jessy Severins

Segment 7

IAB Measurement Council

Segment 8

Bronwen Auret

Segment 9

Tbo Touch #DataMustFall

Segment 10

DStv

Segment 11

Lee Naik, CEO TransUnion

Segment 12

Thebe Ikalafeng, Building Great African Brands and Reputations in the Digital Age

Segment 13

John Sanei, Trend Specialist. Optimist. Author. Entrepreneur. Speaker. Business Innovation Strategist.

Senior Director International, IAB Global

Senior Director International, IAB Global

Alexandra Salomon

Senior Director International, IAB Global

Alexandra Salomon

Senior Director International, IAB Global

Experience with multiple global brands including AOL, Yahoo, Zinio, Disney Publishing WW and LivingSocial, Alexandra’s finger is on the pulse of IAB’s global initiatives, benchmark and trends.

IAB SA Head of Transformation & Education Council (NuMetro)

IAB SA Head of Transformation & Education Council (NuMetro)

Bronwen Auret

IAB SA Head of Transformation & Education Council (NuMetro)

Bronwen Auret

IAB SA Head of Transformation & Education Council (NuMetro)

Bronwen Auret has more than a decade’s experience in the digital industry in fields as diverse as e-commerce, digital marketing, and publishing. As the head of digital operations at MetropolitanRepublic, she is in charge of marketing across a variety of digital platforms. She and her team create content that build’s communities and promotes brand interaction. Auret believes that creating quality content is becoming an increasingly vital component of digital marketing. Her team’s work is often groundbreaking and achieves strong results. She was previously GM for BDFM Digital, responsible for all digital product development across BDFM brands, including Business Day, Financial Mail, Summit TV, The Home Channel, and Ignition TV. Bronwen Auret heads up the transformation council at the IAB.

Davin Phillips

Davin Phillips

Davin Phillips

Davin Philips is a brand and new media and marketing specialist with a respected insight into developing innovative strategies across diverse markets and cultures. To date, he has lead and directed Media campaigns in over 54 countries, and has over 13 years experience in media, PR and advertising, generating clients over 1 Billion Dollars worth of earned media. Davin is an advocate in studying the human mind and Daoist meditation.

Davin Phillips

Davin Phillips

Davin Phillips

Editor

Editor

Ferial Hafajee

South African editor with 24 years’ experience as in-field journalist, live radio and television production as well as various executive roles.
I am a moderator with the Aspen Global Leadership Network; a board member of the World Editors Forum, a board member with Gender Links and chair of the judging panel of CNN/Multichoice African journalist of the year awards. With political and financial journalism experience, I have good analytical skills and deep contacts, experiences and networks across our continent and globally.

Editor

Ferial Hafajee

Editor

Ad Operations and Yield Manager

Ad Operations and Yield Manager

Jessy Severins

Ad Operations and Yield Manager

Jessy Severins

Ad Operations and Yield Manager

Jessy Severins is the Ad Operations and Yield Manager for Gumtree South Africa and Vivanuncios. She is passionate about the online and digital industry, with extensive knowledge about different adservers as well as programmatic, web and mobile advertising. She holds a bachelors’ degree in Business Communication, International Media and Entertainment Management from NHTV Breda University.

John Sanei

John Sanei

John Sanei

John Sanei

John Sanei

John Sanei

John is a trend specialist, business strategist, public speaker, businessman and entrepreneur, working with clients across industries and around the world with over 20 years’ experience.

CEO

CEO

Josephine Buys

Media and marketing pioneer Josephine Buys has embraced digital across industries and platforms in sales, marketing, brand development and e-commerce. Her strategic intuition and infectious energy have helped organisations effect real and lasting change in the digital space. At the IAB SA she builds awareness of the organisation’s core purpose, instilling confidence in and ultimately increasing revenue for the South African digital industry by promoting standards and accelerating the growth of digital media. She also works to address the shortage of digital professionals in the workforce through education and transformation.

CEO

Josephine Buys

CEO

Lee Naik

Lee Naik

Lee Naik

Seasoned technology and digital strategist, public speaker and thought leader.

Lee Naik

Lee Naik

Lee Naik

Leonel Silva

Leonel Silva

Leonel Silva

Leonel Silva

Leonel Silva

Leonel Silva

Leonel is responsible for educating programmatic partners and publishers in EMEA to improve the quality of their display and video advertising as Director of Media Partnerships. Prior to joining Celtra, Leonel headed up all non-UK EMEA expansion of mobile DSP at StrikeAd and worked as an analyst and consultant in Spain and Portugal.
Originally born in South Africa, Leonel has lived and worked in Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Netherlands, and the UK.

IAB SA Head of Measurement (Silverstone)

IAB SA Head of Measurement (Silverstone)

Ryan Smit

IAB SA Head of Measurement (Silverstone)

Ryan Smit

IAB SA Head of Measurement (Silverstone)

Ryan has been actively involved in data, analytics and strategy for over 10 years, across a number of different roles. He joined Silverstone in 2015 as Analytics Director in order to enhance and manage the data and analytics strategies across business operations in Africa and the Caribbean. He has recently been made Chief Strategic Officer, which has expanded his responsibilities to include group-wide strategic planning and business development. Ryan is also the Analytics Lead for Adjoin Media, and is responsible for utilizing data management platforms to build out valuable audiences for the project.

Tbo Touch

Tbo Touch

Tbo Touch

Thabo Molefe developed an entrepreneurial spirit very early in his life when he founded the Entrepreneurs Club in High School where he received an award in Business Skills supported First National Bank at General Smuts High School. In late1997 he relocated to the US and furthered studied in New York. Showbiz has always been Touch’s faculty even though he majored in Marketing at Bond university.

Tbo Touch

Tbo Touch

Tbo Touch

Thebe Ikalafeng

Thebe Ikalafeng

Thebe Ikalafeng

Named one of the ‘100 Most Influential Africans’, he has been to over 50 countries across Africa and the world and worked on over 100 brands across nation, city, corporate, consumer, political and institutional brands that shape the African brand and reputation.

Thebe Ikalafeng

Thebe Ikalafeng

Thebe Ikalafeng

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The power of digital, has shifted to the hands of an increasingly liquid consumer – reshaping relationships among platforms, publishers and advertising.  Consumers have never had more control. Their eyeballs, their swipes and their expectations are leading the charge for seamlessly integrated, aesthetically pleasing, value added content and brand experiences. The ability of our industry to deliver resonant storytelling, powered by meaningful data, across all platforms and screens has never been more important.

The IAB Digital Summit explores The Power of Digital  with an exceptional and insightful line up of luminaries from across the marketing and media ecosystem. Our program for the day will uncover the tremendous opportunities and avoidable pitfalls that face brands, agencies, publishers, ad tech and educators  in a landscape forever disrupted by digital.

We have gathered industry leaders who will impart lessons learned from the frontlines of advertising’s reinvention and deliver laser point insights including co-creating agencies of the future to shepherd growth and innovation for brands,  breakthrough technologies such as location based gaming, data through a digital lens, the importance of premium digital content across all screens. How agencies and brands can rise to the challenge of the new media landscape by earning consumers trust, driving innovation and delivering experiences that harness the convergence of the digital and physical worlds.

The IAB Digital Summit, an essential industry gathering of keynotes, master classes and networking, is followed by the Bookmark Awards on 16th March 2017 at The Galleria in Sandton. It is significant that in 2017  South Africa’s third IAB Digital Summit, is on the African continent when considering many trend forecasts predict that the highest % of the next billion online is expected to come from Africa. We look forward seeing you, our valued IAB members, the cream of South Africa’s Digirati, at the 3rd annual IAB Digital Summit to explore the latest thinking and innovation in digital.

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