Chris Perry, founder of DNA Consulting, former CEO of Wunderman, Investor and Entrepreneur
Chris Perry has always worked at the intersection between technology and creativity, looking to help clients understand their consumers better, engage with them more creatively and provide services and experiences that are more valuable and meaningful.
He founded one of the first digital consultancies in the UK, DNA, growing it from 2 people to over 300 and selling it to the US operation aQuantive to become the UK office of Razorfish.
He also founded one of the first data-driven, automated, marketing organisations, Fabric, as a joint venture with WPP to transform the way their global clients used digital media.
Matt Davies, co-founder of Agency Core
Matt Davies is co-founder of Agency Core: the simplest way to manage an agency.
Matt started his own agency, Langarth, whilst still at university. Langarth grew steadily and enjoyed working with household brands, however growth always felt like a struggle.
Whilst founding Agency Core, Matt has met upward of 200 agencies and in this talk he shares the best practices he’s learnt along the way. Matt’s mission at Agency Core is to help agencies to succeed, learn from his mistakes and enjoy the adventure of growing.
Spencer Gallagher, co-founder of Cact.us
Spencer created one of the UK's leading digital agencies, Bluhalo leading to a successful acquisition by Gyro International in 2008.
Spencer is now Co-founder of Cact.us, which uses it's combined unique skill-sets and experience in the agency space to help "fast growth & ambitious" agencies successfully accelerate their business goals and objectives by providing expert commercial development support combined with operational & expert financial guidance.
Cact.us agencies have a combined turnover of £20m, employ over 250 people and our agencies grew an average of 75% during 2013/14
Robert Belgrave, CEO of Wirehive
Robert is CEO of Wirehive, a hosting consultancy entirely focused on the needs of digital agencies. He’s worked in digital his whole career having started life as a solution architect before transitioning to a senior commercial role, setting up some of the first virtualised hosting platforms for digital agencies such as Amaze, Bluhalo and Graphico DMG.
Since founding Wirehive back in 2011 he’s had plenty of first-hand experience partnering with growing agencies and becoming a critical part of the team that produce award winning campaigns, website and applications.