This morning we managed a serious coup in confirming Autonomy’s co-founder Mike Lynch as a speaker for the London Web Summit on March 1st. We also want to confirm 2 more speakers today: investor Esther Dyson, and Mark Read, CEO of WPP Digital. That’s on top the speakers we already announced.
Event News : Mike Lynch is announced as a speaker for the London Web Summit | TheMarketingblog | @scoopitsco.lt/5vXLYP
Mike’s had a remarkable career that took him from creating the very first audio sampler for the Atari ST to developing computer-based finger print recognition and finally achieving one of Europe’s largest ever exits with Autonomy $11 billion sale to HP. He’ll reveal all at the Web Summit.
We’re also hosting a Pub Summit in London next Wednesday, January 30th along with Seedcamp – a perfect chance to meet attendees, investors, startups and more in advance of the Web Summit. It’s free to attend, simply RSVP here.
Nils Leonard, Lucy Jameson, Natalie Graeme Resign en Masse
Nils Leonard, chairman and chief creative officer of WPP's Grey London, has quit the agency alongside its CEO, Lucy Jameson, and managing director Natalie Graeme. The trio are believed to be starting their own agency – a bold move at a time when the U.K. is facing long-term uncertainty triggered by last week's Brexit vote.
The shock defection has already spawned its own #Grexit hashtag on social media. Jon Forsyth, one of the founders of Adam & Eve/DDB (three of whose founders broke away from another WPP agency, Y&R) tweeted, "What an amazing pedigree for a new start up. How exciting." .. By Emma Hall
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