EMEA Managing Director
Rubicon Project

Drawing upon his 15+ years of experience in the digital advertising industry, James  is Managing Director, EMEA for Rubicon Project (NYSE: RUBI), which operates one of the world’s largest independent marketplaces for the buying and selling of advertising.  This includes managing the teams working with EMEA’s leading buyers - including DSPs, agencies and advertisers - and sellers such as online publishers, mobile applications, and online broadcasters.

 

Prior to joining Rubicon Project, he spent six years at The Telegraph rising to become General Manager, Digital Advertising where he was responsible for global digital advertising revenues. Commercial highlights include the development of the Telegraph Media Group Performance Network, Commercial Content creation business units, the conception and strategy for TMG’s programmatic trading and publisher trading desk.  Before that James was Trading Director of Aegis-owned Diffiniti (now iProspect), responsible for commercial trading relationships with media owners and the media strategy across a portfolio of brands.

 

Based in London, James enjoys playing golf, keeping fit and a glass of wine!

 

"The Drum Digital Trading Awards is a marquee event, bring together the best of the digital advertising industry and celebrating outstanding work. The quality of entrants for each award is always strong so winning an award is a real accomplishment for any business."

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