Game Advisor Ltd
Stefan Lampinen, Managing Director, Game Advisor Ltd
Managing Director at Game Advisor Ltd, previously general management in European and worldwide roles, at Electronic Arts, Nokia, Microsoft and Warner Bros. After rising to the role of Vice President at EA, Stefan was headhunted by Nokia in 2003 to be part of the Global Games Leadership. In 2005 he was hired by Microsoft to launch Xbox 360 in Europe and later spearheaded their Consumer Entertainment entry into the Emerging Markets. Advisory Board at Minecraft 2011. Joined Warner Bros 2012 with the key task to develop the Film/TV Digital Strategy for the Nordic Region. Now at Game Advisor Ltd, key focus is customised advisory with a speciality on new platforms and Virtual Reality.
Adam Simon, Global Managing Director, CONTEXT
Adam joined CONTEXT in February 2013 to develop the company's research coverage of ICT and technology, working with the industry to achieve new & measurable business outcomes. Recently he has pioneered research into the opportunities for retailers selling technology to small businesses ('R2B') and has formed a pan-European Smart Home Research Group including Smart Home Associations, retailers and manufacturers. He is leading research into Omnichannel best practices in EMEA and regularly brings together industry roundtables on this and other technology issues. Prior to joining CONTEXT, Adam spent his career in professional services, introducing operational best practices in large retailers. He has worked with many of the largest retailers in Europe at senior executive level.
Gernot Teufel, Global Director IT & Distribution, GfK
Gernot Teufel, Global Director IT & Distribution at GfK Retail and Technology, the global leader in market tracking service for Sell-through & Sell-out data for all kind of HighTech Markets. Gernot is leading the IT Division at GfK considering GfK's Point-of Sales and Distribution tracking services on global level. Before joining GfK, he worked in different senior managing positions at Philips, Samsung, Panasonic as well as Sony Mobile. Overall Gernot has over 25 years’ experience in local and global functions in the Tech Industry.
Kevin Meagher, Managing Director EAS Consulting & Advisor, Parks Associates
Meagher was formerly the SVP BD at ROC Connect and VP & GM of Lowe’s Smart Home initiative, Iris. At Lowe’s, one of the world’s largest home improvement retailers, he led the deployment of their smart home products and services through all their retail stores in the US. Kevin was also founder and CEO of Intamac Systems, a UK company offering a Cloud platform deploying smart home solutions to the mass consumer market. Meagher has been recognized as a global pioneer and thought leader in the smart home and IoT. He has deployed smart home solutions with major service providers, utilities, retailers, and security companies around the world. Additionally, he is the recipient of numerous awards including Ruban d’Honneur as European Entrepreneur of the Year, and his company won the European Best Business Innovation Award. He has 3 patents. He has also served as a Group Captain in the Royal Air Force. Meagher is a Chartered Engineer in Aeronautics and holds an MBA.
James Storie-Pugh, Director European Strategy, Newegg Global Marketplace
James Storie-Pugh is Director and part of the founding team of Pivot – a technology company building a suite of eCommerce Business Growth Tools for Marketplaces and Marketplace Merchants based in London. Pivot/Muloot offers a suite of services which range from international office representation to trade finance products, product sourcing and business set-up operations. From 2013, he headed up the European B2C expansion of Global Brand’s Group, a sister company of Li&Fung. From 2009, he co-founded, a cross-border eCommerce agency helping US multi-nationals set-up their LatAm online operations. His clients included Colgate Palmolive, L’Oreal, and Pepsi. In 2006, he set-up the UK online operations for Vente-Privee.com the first online French unicorn retailer. Prior to this, Storie-Pugh headed up the Microsoft Xbox direct global marketing account team for Experian pioneering the segmentation and communication strategy with their international client base.
Tatjana Wismeth, Global Manager - Distribution Panel, GfK
Tatjana Wismeth, Global Manager of GfK´s Distribution Panel at GfK, the global leader in market tracking service for Sell-through & Sell-out data for all kind of High-tech Markets. As Global Manager Tatjana is taking care of GfK´s Distribution Panel which is collecting sell-through data from distributors worldwide. Prior to this position, Tatjana was responsible for various international key clients in the IT industry. Being a market analyst for several years, Tatjana has a profound knowledge of global distribution & IT markets. Before joining GfK, she has worked several years within the energy and technology industry focusing on Smart Home solutions. Tatjana has graduated in International Business Studies & International Management in Germany and Australia.
Pradip Somaia, Partner, Regent
Pradip is an experienced investment banker within the technology sector. Since joining Regent in 2000 he has completed numerous assignments including the recent divestment of Altimate, from DCC Plc to Arrow Electronics Inc. Other transactions include the sale of PSCAL (financial management software) to Civica; the sale of Codework (Security distribution) to Altimate Group; the divestment of IQ-Sys (a virtualisation and network management provider) from QA to SCD; the sale of Talisman Software S.A (IT resourcing) to Vedior. Prior to joining Regent, Pradip served as chief financial officer within a number of large European and US multinational IT corporations. He has worked for EDS, International Data Corporation, Science Applications International Corporation and Equant Integration Services. Pradip is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.
Bob Snyder, Editor-in-Chief, CHANNEL MEDIA EUROPE LTD
Bob Snyder, Editor-in-Chief of CHANNEL MEDIA EUROPE LTD content provider and channel consultant to high tech companies in Europe and Middle East. A well-known speaker on European IT and consumer electronics industry trends, Bob has been a guest speaker for international leaders as well as research organizations, national IT shows and trade associations. Channel Media Europe publishes several e-newsletters for international channels and Bob still serves as Editor-in-Chief. These channel e-newsletters & portals include: Consumer IT, European Solution Provider (eSP), rAVe Europe, Digital Signage News EMEA, ECI and On CE. He also serves as Content Chairman for the annual pan-European Smart Building Conference in Amsterdam.
Evelyn Peterswerth, Product Manager - Distribution Panel, GfK
Evelyn Peterswerth is Product Manager within the Distribution Panel of GfK, the global leader in market tracking service for Sell-through and Sell-out data for all kind of High-tech Markets. Thanks to her experience in working with distributors and retailers/resellers, Evelyn has a profound knowledge of the distribution markets worldwide. As Product Manager, she is in charge of several emerging markets esp. in Asia and Latin America. In addition, Evelyn is taking care of specialized trading studies throughout the channel, which complete the picture on supply chains and technology markets. Before joining GfK, Evelyn gained experiences in social and market research. She graduated in Sociology with focus on statistical methods.
Christian Riedl, Director Market Insights Central Europe, GfK
Christian is leading GfK's Point-of Sales tracking services for Telecoms in Central Europe. Working with several international clients, Christian has a profound market expertise in mobile devices, wearables and smart home. Prior to joining GfK, he worked within the marketing and sales departments of other technology and automotive companies. Christian has graduated in business economics with emphasis on management and statistical methods and has several
years of experience in HighTech Markets.
Jonas Rosen, Consultant Market Insights, GfK
Jonas Rosen is Market Insights Consultant at GfK Retail and Technology, a leading market research company that provides sales reporting and market intelligence for technical consumer goods markets. Jonas is responsible for the consulting and support of system houses in Germany based on the latest trend and channel analysis.
Jack Wetherill, Principal Analyst, Futuresource Consulting
With over twelve years of research and consulting experience, Jack leads Futuresource Consulting’s Home Consumer Electronics team. During his time at Futuresource, Jack has been closely involved in the tracking and forecasting of the global market for Home A/V products. He currently drives Futuresource Consulting’s continuous reporting on TV, Home Audio and Home Video Hardware, with a particular focus on the impact of the transition to digital delivery and online content.
Peter van den Berg, General Manager EMEA & APAC, GTDC
Peter is a seasoned executive who started and represents the Global Technology Distribution Council in EMEA and Asia Pacific as its General Manager EMEA & APAC. In addition he is the CEO and co-owner of an IT services and talent management software company. Prior to this he served as Vice President Vendor Management, Purchasing & Operations at Ingram Micro Europe. In this position, he was the prime contact for Ingram Micro’s vendor partners on European level. His responsibilities included vendor and inventory management, product procurement and operations management of Ingram Micro's logistics network including carriers and freight forwarders.
Michael White, General Manager, Quadmark
Michael White is General Manager EMEA of Quadmark, a specialist channel strategy and sales enablement consultancy. Michael White is a marketing and sales professional with over 25 years cross-industry sales and marketing experience, consulting on distribution channels for both commercial and consumer markets, in industries including technology hardware and software, telecommunications, capital equipment, building materials and consumer durables. He has consulted at worldwide and regional level on optimizing all types of channels, with a focus on Marketing and Channel Strategy, Key Account Management, Channel Management and Return On Marketing Investment. His clients include Apple, Cisco, Electrolux, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Logitech, Microsoft, Nokia, Orange, Procter & Gamble, SanDisk and Tefal/Groupe SEB.
Laurent Eymard, Co-Founder & CEO, Red Dolphin
Laurent has been involved in wearables for two years and technology, channel and distribution for 25 years. He founded RED-DOLPHIN in 2013 (based in Switzerland). RED-DOLPHIN is first, a community (news, forum, discussions) dedicated to wearable technology; and second, a shopping platform for end-users opened to start-ups offering innovative wearable solutions. Prior to RED-DOLPHIN Laurent held various senior European positions in multinational companies like HP, Iomega and Tech Data.
Matthias Haefner, Consultant Market Insights, Central Europe, GfK
Matthias is working as a market analyst for international clients from the IT and tech-industry.He has profound expertise of IT markets including security software, computing and gaming hardware. Before joining GfK, he worked within several IT and strategy departments of other technology companies. Matthias has studied in Germany and China and graduated in business management focusing on management and innovation.