Digital Leaders Trends Briefings open a window onto the future for digital marketers. They look beyond the immediate concerns of the sector and ask “what’s next?”


The world is deleting itself every ten seconds, or so Snapchat would have us believe. Communication is like water following the path of least resistance with new social behaviour inspiring new technologies which in turn inspire new behaviours. This Trends Briefing explores the trends that are changing relationships between people and brands.


Four industry leading speakers will give you a screen grab of the next 18 months in digital/social and what you need to do about it.


The event will be divided into four segments:



Business models are changing like the weather, disruption is a default. The music industry was the first to go, now film? Who is next? Banks? Governments?


This talk will look at the changing world of content, its form, its role and its meaning for brands.



With all this change in business, tech and content what is happening to us as people. Are we integrated as serendiptious micro niches or are we siloed away in digital rabbit holes listening to our own feedback loops. This presentation discusses the psychological factors driving human behaviour in the hyper social future.



Drones, phones, clones and prosthetic bones. Technology and innovation are blooming in all sectors and all walks of life.



Thursday 24th September 2015
Magic Circle



Digital Leaders Trends Briefing, 24th September 2015, 13:00 - 17:30

Please Note: This event is for brand, agency and supply side marketing practitioners and business leaders only and NO RECRUITERS will be able to attend... (Sorry!), but please do be aware that we run plenty of other events that you would be very welcome to attend.

  • An event guide with the attendee list
  • Access to the talks
  • A copy of the We Are Social report
  • Access to the pre and post event networking
  • Refreshments & opportunity to attend post networking drinks

Ticket price includes:

Tom Ollerton Marketing Director at We Are Social

Tom’s career in digital has taken him from mobile marketing through digital and finally found him in his natural home at the global social media agency We Are Social. A regular on the speaking circuit and a digital all-rounder, Tom drives marketing and innovation at the agency, which counts brands such as adidas, Heinz, Tesco, Lenovo, Evian & Expedia amongst its clients.

Tom will set the scene and will act as MC for the afternoon.

Tom's presentation:



Rob Millar, Founder & Director, Comotion

"I help build customer led businesses that believe in the profitability of meaningful customer experiences"

Rob is the founder and MD of Comotion – a growth consultancy that helps companies to build sustainable revenues by reinventing themselves as customer-led businesses. Within Comotion, Rob focuses on developing customer-led strategies, using bespoke frameworks to answer the question “How do we truly put the customer at the heart and centre of the business?”


Prior to Comotion, he spent 13 years as an international consultant, working at Board level with major brands across multiple industries in Europe & North America. During this time he delivered major programmes of work in areas such as strategy, M&A, proposition development, innovation and change management.

Rob's presentation:


Jack Riley, Commercial and Audience Development Director, Huffington Post UK

"The ’go to’ person for digital strategy whether social media, technical, analytics or content"

Jack Riley is Commercial and Audience Development Director for The Huffington Post and AOL in the UK, looking after audience and revenue growth for brands through product and data initiatives.


He is a 2015 Harvard Nieman Foundation Visiting Fellow, producing a research paper on the future of content and wearables. He was previously Head of Digital Audience and Content Development for The Independent and Evening Standard.

Jack's presentation:


Alastair Cole, Chief Innovation Officer/ Partner, Partners Andrews Aldridge/ The Engine Group

“Spots opportunities at the intersection of tech, UX, content and data - forging these into experiences and products that are meaningful to real people".

Alastair is Chief Innovation Officer at Partners Andrews Aldridge, driving innovation in customer engagement and leading new product development.


Previously he was Partner and Head of the Creative Services Practice at Essence, EMEA where his team developed the industry’s first contextual creative ad format delivered programmatically across North America.


He is a past winner of eConsultancy’s Innovation in Mobile award, led the team that won the IPA’s inaugural Tech Challenge and is Co-Founder of The Innovation Ramble.

Alistair's presentation:

Stuart Hillston, CEO, ConCap Ltd

Stuart has 31 yrs of experience in Software, VC & PE in the UK

Stuart started his working life as a computer programmer at a large independent research lab. His first start-up experience came after 2 years with a British software company which grew rapidly & globally. He went on to form several other IT service companies and has been directly involved in early and growth stage companies ever since. In the late 1990s he spent time in a senior role at a Nasdaq listed company.


After a few years working for charity and the DTI (managing the E-Commerce Awards), Stuart made the transition into investing in technology. He has managed investments in a London based family office, ran an AIM listed investment business and worked in an FSA regulated brokerage & fund manager.


He is now CEO of Constellation Capital, a specialist adviser to early stage entrepreneurs, primarily in the software, digital, mobile and medical device sectors, getting them investor ready and finding equity capital. He is als mentor and board advisor for incubators and accelerators in London and the South-East, has been a non-executive director of nearly 30 companies and is actively involved with 4 Universities.

Stuart's presentation:

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