7 - 8 November
We are putting together the agenda and want to work with speakers who bring in-depth and practical knowledge to the event. If this is you then please get in touch.
Louise is CEO of Jobg8 worldwide, which provides services to the Job Board industry. She has set up and led some of the most innovative job boards in the UK, USA and Australian markets since 1999. This experience put her in a great position to launch Jobg8 back in 2008. Jobg8 now manage over 10 million job postings each month to ensure that the right candidates are connected to the right jobs. All the while keeping the transactions and revenue within the Job Board community.
Tarquin Clark is the Director of Partnerships & GTM at Google Cloud. Using Google's pre-trained machine learning models, the team works closely with the talent industry to improve the match rate in connecting job seekers with jobs. Customers include recruitment ISVs such as Jibe, TMP and RolePoint in addition to job boards such as CareerBuilder, staffing agencies such as Hays and Adecco, applicant tracking systems such as iCIMS and hiring companies such as FedEx, Johnson & Johnson, HealthSouth and Google.
For the past 16 years Anna has been working in various roles combining her knowhow in HR as well as her passion for digital and fast growing companies. She understands the challenges which corporate HR departments are facing.
Anna also understands the difficulties of building up innovative yet pragmatic HR activities from scratch in early stage startups. Having been a Managing Director in a young HR company she has great knowledge of the difficulties founders face in building disruptive HR services and selling them to prospective clients.
Anna now focuses on enabling HR professionals to be part of the evolution of talent management. Her clients vary from digital startups to corporate HR professionals and anything in-between.
Katrina Collier teaches SMEs to global corporates how to source, engage & recruit their staff on social media; transforming HR & Recruiters into Certified Searchologists. London UK based, Katrina is a social recruiting & candidate engagement expert; a global trainer and speaker, sharing proven techniques gained from over 11 years experience.
Katrina is a popular HR & Recruitment keynote, including ERE, SourceCon USA & Europe, RecruitDC, SOSU AsiaPac, Canada & Europe, EVOLVE! Summit, SRSC, and even to the Singapore Government, and she is quoted in HRReview, SHRM, The Staffing Stream, and Cambridge University’s Strategies for Success and more. She is also the founder of DisruptHR London, an Ambassador for Retrak Charity and co-host of The #SocialRecruiting Show on RecruiterZone.
When she’s not on a plane, you’ll find her tweeting @KatrinaMCollier and on Instagram, LinkedIn & Facebook, championing the #BeHuman cause.
Ian has been involved in the online job space since 1999 when he co-founded JustEngineers, which became the UK's leading Engineering Job Board before leaving to set up Simply Jobs Boards in 2003. In the following 15 years Simply has grown into the UK's leading niche jobs provider covering industries such as Automotive, Aviation, Law, Sales and Marketing amongst the 12 niche brands they operate. Success in the UK has led to operations being expanded into the Middle East and USA.
Global Director, Financial Times Career Management has spent 12 years in the job board industry, starting at The Telegraph Media Group in 2004 and latterly at The Financial Times since 2008. In 2006 he successfully re-launched Telegraph Jobs which led to a period of exceptional growth. Two years later he joined the FT to become Managing Director of exec-appointments.com, a recent FT acquisition and the leading senior executive job board in the UK. He has since built Financial Times Career Management, a business unit that encompasses Recruitment, Business Education and the FT Non-Executive Directors Club and Diploma.
Sophie was described as a reformed engineer when she had her first taste of HR with IBM Australia. She went on to pursuing a career in fixing problems in people, not machines. For 5 years, she had led recruitment projects with Ford, General Motors, IBM before moving to Revolut and led them through hypergrowth bringing their final headcount to 300 in under 8 months. Now, she joins 11FS (a Challenger Consultancy) to define their ultimate working culture via a series of employer branding efforts. Her focus is aimed at cultural paradigms during hyper growth stages in a start-up and championing diversity and equality in a future focused way.
Jubin Honarfar is Viennese with Iranian roots and currently heads an internet company with over 35 people from all over the world. While Jubin studied medicine and business administration, he had many jobs on the side, including organizing daycare programs for the UN and refugee programs through the U.S. State Department. He has also lead event management and marketing campaigns for various companies. As a college dropout, he was often branded as a failure or system error. Jubin decided to create a platform that empowers young people to find their calling: whatchado – an online career orientation platform - was born.
Gary is the co-founder and managing director of APPII, a blockchain start up revolutionising CV verification and employee background checking. APPII was founded in early 2016 and is based in London.
He has more than 20 years’ experience across many different industries including financial services, media, staffing and recruiting, and management consulting. All of his roles have centred around using his technology experience and knowledge to transform businesses and disrupt business models.
Born is Scotland, Gary studied Building Surveying at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, before moving to Australia for 18 years where he studied at the UNSW Business School and was awarded a Master of Business and Technology.
Todor leads the user acquisition and user engagement at JOB TODAY, a leading mobile hiring platform in Spain and the UK. With 10 years of experience in digital marketing and an MSc degree from Cass Business School on London, Todor previously worked with both technology startups and established brands in retail, travel and SaaS. Immediately before joining JOB TODAY, Todor worked at WPP to build and manage a new performance marketing team of 10 people for Ford of Europe and their 1000s strong retail dealership network. He was responsible for 8 figure acquisition budgets across Search & Social leading to increasing Ford's dealership footfall by 30% while decreasing cost.
Andrea Bertone is a Digital Business Operating Leader with extensive B2C and B2B experience, specialized in digital market places type of businesses. Expert in business turn around, Start Up sales acceleration, EBITDA optimization and re-structuring. Today Andrea is a Senior Advisor and Investor.
Andrea spent the last 15 years at Monster where he led the company from $30m to $400m+, making Monster.com one of the most recognized Internet consumer brands. Prior to joining Monster in 2003, Andrea was CEO of the Advertising & Communications Division for TMP Worldwide. Andrea started his career at Deloitte & Touche in 1993 after graduating with a First-Class Honours Degree in Business Administration and Economics at Turin University. Andrea is an Italian/British national and is fluent in Italian, French and English.
Tom is an experienced communications, brand PR and marketing professional who has worked extensively within the media arena both in the UK and internationally. As Employer Brand Manager for Nationwide, he is responsible for helping the largest building society in the world find and attract the best people.
Product Strategy Director in Pracuj.pl - leading Jobboard in Poland. Responsible for Clients and Candidates products including JobAds portfolio, Pricing, internal solutions, portal (desktop/app) and AI recommendation systems. He joined the Company in 2004 and held number of positions including Marketing, Business Development and Sales. Pawel is focused on two-sided market approach and delivering value for both sides of the platform. Personal interests: Music (The Beatles fan, synthesizer collector), skiing.
John Salt is Deputy Managing Director at CV-Library, one of the UK’s leading independent job boards. Having started his career in sales at the guardian newspaper, he has over 25 years’ experience as a commercial leader, strategist and coach, with 20 of those being in the online recruitment industry. John joined CV-Library in July 2018 and has full responsibility for the leadership and development of the business.
Geert-Jan Waasdorp is serial entrepreneur and the CEO of Intelligence Group, a data & tech company specialized in global recruitment and labour market data. Intelligence Group is a global authority in the field of knowledge of the (international) labour market, recruitment and recruitment marketing, with as main goal to help companies find the best talent in the world and recruit more quality than their competitors. Intelligence Group works for companies like Shell, Philips, Cielo, ADP, Manpower, Adecco, Tata Steel and many more.
Fausto has more than 15 years of experience in product and tech with a main focus on the Classifieds and e-commerce world. He played many different roles in eBay and other big tech companies starting as a developer and ending up playing Head of Product and Product Director roles. He is a “maker” by heart and loves to build "stuff". He is now leading product and tech for verticals and B2C for gumtree.com. He is also a blockchain advocate and part of eBay Blockchain Inventors Group.
Richard Purvis is Crunch Simply Digital’s Founder, Technical Director and Programmatic Media Buyer. He has worked in digital media buying for recruitment and education over 20 years. He’s a thought-leader within the areas of recruitment and HE digital media. Richard prides himself and leads his team in creating demand for your organisation from the internet. Digital Media changes daily but the need to create demand for jobs does not. Crunch advises, guides and deliver on every aspect of digital advertising ensuring you connect, engage and recruit from those elusive talent communities. Crunch is a digital media buying agency which ensures talent is being found through technology and digital strategies.
Ashley is a Developer at Broadbean with a passion for Innovation and new Technology. As well as working on the main array of products provided by Broadbean, he is currently working to disrupt the Recruitment industry using the power of Voice user Interface.
Joe Slavin is the Former MD of Monster UK and Johnston Press (JobsToday and TheSmartList) and CEO of Fish4. Joe recently launched the beta version of 'Joe 4.0' whereby he performs a variety of consulting, advisory, speaking and NED roles for recruitment industry. Joe provides assistance to customers looking to prosper through the choppy waters that lie ahead.
Mark Rhodes has worked in digital recruitment for 18 years. As marketing director for reed.co.uk, he oversees brand strategy and multi-platform promotion to consumers and businesses. Before joining reed.co.uk, Mark worked in product, marketing and sales roles, joining Totaljobs at its launch in 2000, before moving to government-backed start-up, do-it.org.
Jane has worked in diversity since 1990. She founded Evenbreak in 2011, an award-winning social enterprise run by and for disabled people. This helps employers attract talented disabled people through a specialist online job board. Evenbreak is entirely staffed by disabled people.
Jane is widely published in this field, including the book “A Dozen Brilliant Reasons to Employ Disabled People”. She is a Trustee of two disability charities, Patron of the Inclusive Skills Competitions and on the executive board of the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative. She was also a recruitment expert in BBC2’s “Employable Me”.
Andrew is the Co-founder of Adzuna - a search engine for jobs present in 16 countries and used by 10's of millions of jobseekers per month. Adzuna's supplies leading indicator job market data directly to Number 10 Downing Street, The Department for Work and Pensions and the Office for National Statistics. Before Adzuna, Andrew was the VP of Marketing & General Manager of local review site Qype (acquired by Yelp) and the Marketing Director at Gumtree.com.
As Digital Strategist at Global, Faye is responsible for identifying the role for connected audio in advertising plans. Global created DAX (Digital Audio Exchange) because there was no easy way for advertisers to reach the 26m (MIDAS Plus Autumn 2018) people listening to audio on connected devices every week. Faye works with advertisers to help them find the right audience, the right listening moment and insight into how new devices are changing the way listeners interact with brands. DAX gives advertisers a single buying point across 180 digital audio platforms including Soundcloud, Global’s Capital and Radio X, Bauer Media’s Kiss and podcasts including How Stuff Works and The Week.