These are the speakers on Gulltaggen 2016

Rachel Botsman // Author, Speaker, Lecturer

Author of What’s Mine is Yours: How Collaborative Consumption is Changing the Way We Live
Teaches at Oxford University, London
Keynote title: The Collaborative Economy
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Founding director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab and a professor in the Department of Communication at Stanford.
Active in Silicon Valley’s surge of VR ventures, serving on several advisory boards and as co-founder of STRIVR, an early-stage company in sports simulations using virtual reality.
Consults regularly for government agencies including the Army, the Department of Defense, the National Research Council, and the National Institute of Health on policy issues surrounding virtual reality.


Lucy Hawking // Author, Speaker, Journalist

Author of the George Greenby books.
Daughter of Stephen Hawking, and teaches his and other distinguished scientists work.
Award winning author for her ability to teach complex science to a young audience.
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Are Traasdahl // Found and CEO, Tapad

More than 17 years of experience in mobile and digital content.
Frequent contributor for outlets such as CNBC and Bloomberg News, and he has been featured in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, Ad Age and other major news outlets.
Named EY Entrepreneur of the Year, 2014.

Alisée de Tonnac // CEO, Seedstars World

Expert on innovation and tech in emerging markets.
Co-founder and CEO, Seedstars World.



JC Oliver // Global Chief Creative Officer, AOL

Award winning digital creative with over 16 years global media experience.
Expertise across both Digital Marketing, Business Strategy and Space Travel.
Passion in the intersection of creativity and business fused with tech and science which he defines as the next big growth marketing opportunity.
Recently moved to AOL from Microsoft where he was Global Head of Innovation.



Huib van Bockel // Former Head of Marketing, Red Bull

Digital marketing and media thought leader, writer of The Social Brand.
From 2006-14, he was Head of Marketing for the Netherlands, UK and Europe at Red Bull.
Played a key part in the transition from an energy drink business to the media business Red Bull is today.



Andres Ferrate // Chief Advocate – Ad Traffic Quality, Google

Been with Google since 2010.
Founded Cartosoft, a geospatial tech company, and served as Vice President of Business Operations for Geographic Technologies Group.
Worked in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, and his experience ranges from small startups to large organizations such as The World Bank.


Ulrich Hegge // VP Strategic Development, DACH – AppNexus

Ulrich is responsible for AppNexus’ expansion in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
Prior to joining AppNexus, Uli was CSO and GM of comdirect bank AG.
He co-founded the audience-based marketing technology provider Wunderloop, where he served as CEO for nearly ten years before it was sold to AudienceScience in 2010.


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Ilkka Lassila // CTO, Widespace

Joined Widespace in 2012 as head of publisher partnerships in the Nordics.
In 2014 Ilkka was named CTO with the aim to build a world leading mobile ad technology company.
Worked as a startup entrepreneur for over 10 years across multiple startups within mobile and sports sectors.



Kate Darling // Researcher (MIT), Robot Interaction

Researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab where she investigates social robotics and conducts experimental studies on human-robot interaction.
Fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the Yale Information Society Project, and is also an affiliate at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.


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Rob Newlan // Regional Director, EMEA, Facebook Creative Shop

Regional director of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Facebook Creative Shop.
Former Senior Brand Manager at Coca Cola, and Senior Brand Manager at Diageo, for Guinness.


The agenda is subject to change

Previous speakers

Gulltaggen takes great pride in having a very high standard of international speakers. Previous conferences have included names like:

Seth Godin – Sir Richard Branson – Sir Tim Berners-Lee – Ray Kay – Andrew Zolli – Jimmy Soni – Jim Messina – Bob Lefsetz – Guy Kawasaki – James Hurman – David Rowan – Daniel Domscheit-Berg – Harper Reed – Andy Hart – Graham Moysey –  Emma Coats – Ellis Watson – Alex Bogusky – Kristin Skogen Lund – Matias Palm Jensen – Ian Carrington – Jonathan Forster – Toby Barnes – Martin Ringquist – Chris Anderson – Kevin Kelly – Jonathan Harris – Joshua Davis – Gary Vaynerchuk – Avinash Kaushik – Mari Smith – Ajaz Ahmed – Chris Brogan – Luke Williams – Alex Bogusky – Charlie Todd – Jack Mayers – Ji Lee – Steve Ballmer (online) – Anna Bager – David Shing – Ellis Watson – David Rowan – Dennis Yu – Sean Blanchfield