Paul has spent over 30 years in advertising, initially working at Sky in their first ad sales team. He has worked for multiple digital startups, including his own that was sold to Sky in 2006 and a video platform that was sold to Collective (US based adtech company) in 2011. He has worked for publishers (Bauer), tech companies (AOL), consultancies and advertisers. 

Previously, Paul was Director of International at iAd (Apple’s Mobile Ad Platform) and prior to that was Chief Digital Officer at Omnicom Media Group. Paul is a passionate advocate of the need for ethics in adtech and is a regular speaker and judge at industry events.

Judging panel

Lara Izlan

Director, Advertising Platforms & Data Solutions
Auto Trader UK

Nick Reid

Global Head of Agency Partnerships

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


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

James Diba

Client Partner
The Programmatic Advisory

Joanna Burton

VP European Strategy

Greg Carroll

‎Director of Programmatic Advertising UK

Paul Wright


Henry Eccles

Head of UK Commerce, Global Partnerships EMEA

Matt O'Neil

General Manager
The Media Trust