VP of strategic development

Nigel Gilbert – Chief Market Strategist, EMEA


A digital industry veteran of more than 20 years, Nigel serves as Chief Market Strategist for EMEA. In the role, Nigel Gilbert connects AppNexus at an industry and market level across the region, including developing and executing strategic initiatives, partnering with key client and prospects, and building the overall company profile and reputation. Nigel joined AppNexus in 2011, leading strategic development across EMEA, and has been instrumental in establishing the European. Prior to AppNexus, he served as Head of Orange Ad Market (UK & FR) for France Telecom. He was responsible for all commercial operations at Orange Ad Market, the real-time bidding (RTB) exchange. Nigel arrived at France Telecom after the acquisition of Unanimis in 2009, a business he co-founded in 2001. Unanimis was the first and largest digital publisher network in the UK, and as Commercial Director, Nigel established and managed commercial operations for eBay, BBC, Channel 5, and the London Stock Exchange, among others.

Judging panel

Marco Bertozzi

VP Europe

Ryan Buckley

Head of Programmatic
Hearst UK

David Billings

Head of Programmatic UKI
Accenture UK and Ireland

Rory Paterson

Global Head, Programmatic & MarTech

Danielle Darko

Global Programmatic Associate Director

Katie Field

Head of Programmatic

Ben Walmsley

Commercial Director - Publishing
News UK

Dee Frew

Associate Director
Publicis Media

David Goddard

VP, Global Programmatic Strategy

Vincent Tessier

VP Demand EMEA
adsquare GmbH

Nigel Gilbert

VP of strategic development

Fern Potter

Managing Director
Neo Media World

Niki Stoker

Consultant & Founder
Rabbit & Hare

Paul Gubbins

Programmatic Lead

Lloyd Greenfield

Client Partner
The Programmatic Advisory

julia Smith

Director of Communications

Jessica Barrett

Global Head of Programmatic
Financial Times

Ellie Edwards-Scott

Co-Founder & Digital Consultant
The Advisory Collective

Cadi Jones

Commercial Director EMEA

Andreas Dooley

Commercial Director UK