Navigating Insights in the Age of AI
It’s no secret that the marvels of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning have captivated our collective imaginations. We now find ourselves at the precipice of a technological revolution with the potential to reshape the world as we know it, forever.
Will these new tools drive the industry into a new golden age? Or will the art of interpretation and the finesse of understanding nuanced data be lost in the cold calculations of algorithms?
ESOMAR has gathered the industry’s top experts and thought leaders to take part in this crucial discussion for an event like no other. With a laser focus on AI and its impact for insights and data community, we are calling on industry heavyweights, visionaries, and trendsetters to come together and begin to unravel the mysteries of AI.
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Visionary Voices Unveiled
A dynamic blend of AI expertise, insights leadership and ESOMAR's foremost minds.
Gain practical takeaways that will reshape your insights journey and a unique chance to share ideas, forge connections, and amplify your insights and expertise in a collaborative setting with:
Ray PoynterPresident at ESOMAR
Ray has spent the last 45 years at the intersection of insights, research, and new thinking. Ray has held director-level positions with companies such as The Research Business, IntelliQuest, Millward Brown, and Vision Critical. Ray is committed to the research and insights industry, having been a member of ESOMAR for over 30 years and a fellow of the MRS.
In recent years Ray’s work has focused on training, writing, speaking and sharing. Ray has run training workshops for a variety of national and international organisations, including RANZ, TRS, JMRA, MRS and ESOMAR. Ray has written textbooks, taught at Saitama and Nottingham Universities, regularly blogs, and is active on social media.
In 2023, Ray was elected President of ESOMAR.
Joaquim BretchaDirector General at ESOMAR
Joaquim Bretcha is ex-officio President of ESOMAR and an Economist at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. A current ESOMAR Council member, he has created and expanded the International Business Unit at Netquest since 2010. Both responsibilities give him the ability to stay permanently in touch with the international community of market research andstay tuned to the latest market developments.
Previously, he has served as Director of Marketing and Purchases at Auchan supermarkets in Spain, Retail Director at Kantar Worldpanel Spain and Merchandising Director at Carrefour supermarkets in Spain. Most recently he has co-founded the NGO “Health us Nepal” to bring health to the remote region of Humla and has had the experience of being a TEDx Talker in England.
Eleanor ‘Nell’ Watson CITP FBCS FIAP FIKE FRSA FRSS FCMI FLS is a Machine Intelligence engineer who worked to pioneer Deep Machine Vision at her company QuantaCorp, which enables fast and accurate body measurement from just two photos.
In sharing her knowledge as AI Faculty at Singularity University and author of Machine Intelligence courseware for O’Reilly Media, she realised the importance of protecting human rights and putting ethics, safety, and the values of human spirit into A.I.
Nell serves as Chair & Vice-Chair respectively of the IEEE’s ECPAIS Transparency Experts Focus Group, and P7001 Transparency of Autonomous Systems committee on AI Ethics & Safety, engineering credit score-like mechanisms to safeguard algorithmic trust.
She also chairs EthicsNet.org, a community teaching pro-social behaviours to machines, CulturalPeace.org, crafting Geneva Conventions-style rules for cultural conflict, and Pacha.org, connecting a network of service providers to help enable the automated accounting of externalities such as pollution.
Nell serves as Senior Scientific Advisor to The Future Society at Harvard, and holds Fellowships from the British Computing Society, and Royal Statistical Society, among others.
Nell is also Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, where she works to develop practical solutions for today’s most pressing issues, in politics, economics, technology, and beyond, working across disciplines and topics.
Her public speaking has inspired audiences to work towards a brighter future at venues such as The World Bank, The United Nations General Assembly, and The Royal Society.
Claudio GennaroLegal and Public Affairs Manager at ESOMAR
Claudio joined ESOMAR as Senior Advocacy Programmes Coordinator. In this capacity he is responsible for coordinating our data protection and privacy advocacy efforts as well as coordinating our compliance support services known as ESOMAR Plus.
Claudio is a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/E) with a background in law, international relations and technology. Prior to joining ESOMAR, he also worked as a data privacy analyst at Tesla and compliance officer in several marketing agencies.
Michel GuidiChief Operating Officer at Ipsos
Michel is Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Ipsos, responsible for the company's operations and technology.
He started working in the insight industry 24 years ago and has been a member of ESOMAR for almost all of that time. As COO of Ipsos, he works with Ipsos' technologists, data scientists and clients, including on Generative AI, for which he is often invited to speak at specific client events or conferences. He recently co-authored "Exploring The Changing AI Landscape", one of Ipsos' points of view on the subject, and hosted the podcast "Great Power, Great Responsibility", which aims to strike the right balance between excitement and awareness on this increasingly important and transformative topic.
Ted PrinceGroup Chief Product Officer at Kantar
Over the last 25 years, Ted Prince has served as the President of multiple $1B+ business in data and analytics, including market research, marketing analytics and digital media. He is a strategic thinker with extensive management, product and corporate development experience. At Kantar, he oversees the strategic product roadmap (both organic and inorganic) for the company across all of its divisions.
He has extensive executive operating experience in Private Equity backed companies (Bain Capital, Golden Gate Capital, GIC)
Annelies VerhaegheChief Platform Officer at Human8
Annelies is the Chief Platform Officer at Human8. She currently holds a double role. As division manager of Human8 Timisoara (Romania), she is in charge of the set up and day to day management of the division.
As a ForwaR&D lab manager, she is responsible for innovation and the InSites portfolio for the whole group. In the past, she has been closely involved in the development of new listening and engagement research solutions like social media netnography, multimedia ethnography and text analytics.
She has a passion for insightment trajects and the fuzzy front end of innovation. She is a regular speaker at conferences (ESOMAR, MRS, MOA, baqmar) and she has been published several articles in trade & academic market research journals.
Melanie CourtrightChief Executive Officer at Insights Association
Melanie serves as the Chief Executive Officer at the Insights Association. As the leading voice, resource and network of the marketing research and data analytics community, the Insights Association helps its members create competitive advantage by investing in quality standards, legal and business advocacy, education, certification and direct support that enables our members to thrive in an evolving industry and drive business impact.
Melanie has spent more than 25 years designing, executing, and interpreting research for agencies and corporations, and is an industry voice in market research for quality, trends and the next generation of data collection. Known as an expert methodologist, she started her career at a full-service research firm in Dallas where she spent ten years developing her strong research background. She then followed that with a decade specializing in all forms of digital research including online, mobile and social. Melanie has successfully developed and launched leading sampling platforms, routers, methodology best practices, panels and research products.
Melanie contributes to standards and codes of conduct, is heavily involved in chairing and speaking at industry events, and is an award winning writer, researcher, and voice of data quality and best practices.
ESOMAR Corporate Member and participant of ESOMAR's CLICK series
Lalo LunaHead of Category & Shopper Insights at Heineken International, Netherlands
Transformative insights professional with 16+ years of experience driving strategic solutions that fuel growth. Champion of human understanding, digital transformation, and cutting-edge insights tools. Proven leadership record managing and inspiring teams to achieve ambitious targets.
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