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Jason Brownlee Company director, innovator, data analyst & consumer insight expert, Colourtext Jason is a senior analytics and market research innovator with corporate board level and entrepreneurial start-up experience in the media and technology sectors. He founded Colourtext in 2013, a self-funded spin-out from Dollywagon Media Sciences which he founded in 2009. Colourtext develops Segmentation, Machine Learning and Semantic Analysis tools that can be applied to a range of social media, CRM and market research data sets. Clients include Samsung, Bloomberg, Abbott Laboratories, Deloitte, Spotify & Warner Music Group. Jason holds a BA Fine and Studio Arts from Goldsmiths, University of London (1992) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Civic Design, Town & Regional Planning from the University of Liverpool (1995).

Christine van Niekerk Shopper Marketing Director including Trade Category, E-Commerce, Unilever South Africa Christine lives in Durban, South Africa, is happily married and the mother of two cute little girls. She enjoys seeing the world as a means to quench her wanderlust and chooses mindful living with a healthy lifestyle. She has held previous roles in Customer and Marketing disciplines with more than 16 years of experience. During her time at Unilever, Chris has rooted her understanding in converting sales of the omnichannel shopper, complemented by a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Business Management and Industrial Psychology. She is driven by the challenge of establishing and launching new brands into markets, these include Lifebuoy, Comfort Concentrate and Hellmann’s. Her passion is fuelled by an underlying strength to connect with people and the ability to arrange and solve complex situations.

Mike Cooke Chair of Legal Affairs Committee, ESOMAR Mike has been in research since 1973 and has held many industry positions. These include Vice President of ESOMAR, a Trustee of the Marketing Sciences Institute in the USA, and Vice Chairman of the British Market Research Society. Mike is a well-known speaker and author of many papers, He has won several awards including the ESOMAR Excellence Award for the Best Paper, ESOMAR Congress Award for Best Case History, and ESOMAR Online Panels Conference Best Paper Award, and the British Market Research Society’s Research Effectiveness Award. His career has been on the agency side including running his own agency and many years spent at NOP and GfK where he was responsible Global Director for Online Panel Management responsible for panels in over 30 countries. Mike is a graduate of the London School of Economics, and has a Masters degree in Political Behaviour, from the University of Essex.

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