Global Head of Programmatic Solutions
Havas

Hossein Houssaini joined Havas Media in 2015 with the mission to build the global music data alliance between Havas and Universal Music Group (Vivendi). He has helped global clients like Emirates, Hyundai, Kia, Disney & Telefonica to transform digitally.
Since the beginning of 2017, he also consults clients on a group level for creative and media.
Hossein has helped to create a global training program (HavasUniversity.com), which today is part of every Havas’ employees development plan, and is today available for clients. 
It has already certified over 8,000 participants globally with its first training course "100% Programmatic".
Previous to HAVAS, Hossein created IPG Mediabrands’ first Trading Desk, Cadreon, in DACH (GSA) and shortly after acted as Director Technology for all audience buying platforms (Mediabrands Audience Platform - MAP), bringing programmatic to the region. 
Before joining Cadreon in 2012, Hossein worked for Google, starting in tech support for DoubleClick and then moving to a sales manager role re-establishing the Rich Media business for DACH (GSA) & the Nordics, launching projects like YouTube Masthead and developing these markets to a successful business. 
In 2017 Hossein joined the global board of i-com.org. This community is comprised of the most extensive international group of industry leaders on the forefront of Smart Data Marketing, ranging from CMOs to top Data Scientists.

Judging panel

Lara Izlan

Director, Advertising Platforms & Data Solutions
Auto Trader UK

Nick Reid

Global Head of Agency Partnerships
Adobe

Cadi Jones

Commercial Innovation Director
Clear Channel UK

Filippo Salmaso

Global Programmatic Media Manager
Volkswagen AG

James Brown

EMEA Managing Director
Rubicon Project

Leo Brown

Director of Audience and Data, International
Ticketmaster / Live Nation

Dee Frew

Independent
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Ellie Edwards Scott

Digital Consultant
Digital Thirst Ltd

Simon Halstead

Head of Open Demand EMEA
Oath Ad Platforms

Dora Michail

Managing Director, Digital
Telegraph Media Group

Hossein Houssaini

Global Head of Programmatic Solutions
Havas

James Diba

Client Partner
The Programmatic Advisory

Joanna Burton

VP European Strategy
SpotX

Greg Carroll

‎Director of Programmatic Advertising UK
King

Paul Wright

CEO
iotec

Henry Eccles

Head of UK Commerce, Global Partnerships EMEA
Google

Matt O'Neil

General Manager
The Media Trust