Conversion Conference London
Olympia, London, 29-30 October, 2014
Michael Aagaard has dedicated most of his waking existence to optimizing websites and decision-making processes. His hands-on approach and enthusiasm have made him a popular international speaker on the topic of Conversion Optimization. When he's not preaching the CRO gospel, Michael spends his time helping clients improve conversion rates out of his office in wonderful Copenhagen, Denmark.
Michael Lykke Aagaard is speaker of the following session:
Partner & Co-founder
Simo Ahava is a recognized expert on customizing web analytics and tag management solutions to improve the entire “life cycle” of data collection, processing, and reporting. His main areas of expertise lie with Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager, and Google has appointed him as a Google Developer Expert in these fields. He is especially interested in the interface between marketing and development, and his main focus is on increasing awareness, skills, and critical thinking around data.
Simo is a partner and co-founder at 8-bit-sheep. He also writes a popular blog on all things Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager development at www.simoahava.com. An experienced speaker and prolific blogger, Simo can be seen and heard in conferences, product forums, support communities, and developer meet-ups alike.
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Tim Ash is the author of two bestselling books on Landing Page Optimization (translated into six languages), and CEO of SiteTuners, a strategic conversion rate optimization agency with offices in San Diego, and Tampa. Tim has developed deep expertise in user-centered design, persuasion and understanding online behavior, and landing page testing. In the mid-1990s he became one of the early pioneers in the discipline of website conversion rate optimization.
Over the past 20 years, Tim has helped a number of major US and international brands to develop successful web-based initiatives. Companies like Sears, Google, Expedia, eHarmony, Facebook, American Express, Canon, Nestle, Symantec, Intuit, Autodesk, Yahoo! and many others have benefited from Tim’s deep understanding and innovative perspective.
Today, in addition to providing strategic consulting services, Tim is a highly-regarded digital marketing keynote speaker and presenter at industry conferences worldwide including Content Marketing World, DreamForce, Inbound, Internet Retailer, Affiliate Summit, Shop.org, PubCon, SMX, and countless others. He is the founder and chairperson of the international Digital Growth Unleashed event series (formerly Conversion Conference) and a frequent contributor to print and online publications such as ClickZ, Website Magazine, Visibility and others. Since 1995, he has authored more than 200 published articles. In addition, Tim is the online voice of conversion optimization as the host of the Landing Page Optimization podcast on Cranberry.fm. Tim has been mentioned by Forbes as a Top-10 Online Marketing Expert, and by Entrepreneur Magazine as an Online Marketing Influencer To Watch.
Tim earned a dual-major Bachelor of Science degree “with highest distinction” in Computer Engineering and Cognitive Science from UC San Diego while studying on under a UC Regent’s Scholarship (the highest academic scholarship awarded by the UC system). During his PhD studies at UC San Diego he also earned his Master’s degree in Computer Science.
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President & CTO
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UK Managing Director
Rob Jackson heads up the UK arm of Elisa Interactive in London - Elisa DBI (digital business intelligence). When he's not running Conversion Thursday, a social event for internet marketers, he heads up conversion rate optimisation projects for Elisa DBI. He is a regular speaker at SMX, Google's Make my Website Work and is instantly recognisable by his curly hair.
Rob Jackson is moderator of the following sessions:
- Fail Fast / Learn Fast – Understanding the “Why” Behind Conversion at Shop Direct
- The Conversion Maturity Model - A Roadmap to Profitability
- 20 Ways to Screw Up Your AB Testing
- Where is the Leak? How to Identify Where Websites are Leaking Money and How to Come Up with a Winning Hypotheses
- Life Beyond the Landing Page
- Holistic Landing Page Optimization Techniques That Actually Work
- The Wheel of Persuasion: 200 Techniques for Winning Customers
- Dropbox’s First Marketer Reveals How Conversion Optimisation Has Become a Key Part of Silicon Valley’s Growth Hacking Playbook
- Agile Marketing - The Why and the How
- Machine Learning & Big Data
- Because You Can't Do It Alone - Making the Cultural Change Happen in Your Company
- Competitive Analysis for Higher Conversion
- Schuh Responsive: Lessons Learned from a Massive Multichannel Retailer
- Conversion Optimization for Ecommerce
- Live Landing Page Reviews
- Optimising Content for Conversion - What You Can Learn from Thousands of Content Marketing Campaigns
Head of Optimisation
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Conversion Optimization Expert & Founder
Peep Laja is a conversion optimization expert, founder of Markitekt - a CRO agency. He's been doing digital marketing for 10+ years in Europe, Middle East, Central America and the US. He has extensive experience across verticals: in the past he's run a software company in Europe, an SEO agency in Panama, real estate portal in Dubai and worked for an international non-profit. He writes the world's most popular conversion blog called ConversionXL.
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Founder & CEO
Matt Lerner developed and led 500 Startups "Distro Dojo” growth accelerator in Europe, which helped 35 startups achieve average annual YoY growth of 250%, and had a founder “likely to recommend” score of 96%. He then launched Startup Core Strengths to offer that “dojo mojo” to startups across Europe. Before 500 Startups, he spent 15 years building and running growth teams in the US at PayPal, and three less famous silicon-valley startups. Matt lectures on startup marketing at Imperial College and Stanford Business School.
Matthew Lerner is speaker of the following session:
Deputy Head of Ecommerce
Stuart has worked for Schuh for five years; his job description includes responsibility for site performance and the quality of the conversion across all devices and being the champion for the multichannel, connected customer. Prior to this role, he was a senior web developer in the fashion industry, and brings a detailed technical appreciation to the Schuh ecommerce department. His aim is to help the ecommerce team to create the definitive ecommerce experience in the UK footwear sector.
He pays close attention to the user experience, customer experience, SEO, accessibility, site speed and multi-device, multi-session retail.
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Head of Sponsored Content
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Global Optimisation Manager
Ahmed Musa is speaker of the following session:
Stephen Pavlovich is the CEO of Conversion.com, the UK’s largest conversion optimisation agency. Working with clients like Domino’s, Just Eat and Facebook, they’ve optimised websites and apps, and tested pricing, functionality and new products.
Their clients range from SMEs to Fortune 500 corporations. Across the US, UK and Europe, they have worked in diverse B2B and B2C industries, including SaaS, finance, travel, ecommerce, media, health, and gaming.
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Michael Praetorius, geboren 1978 in München ist Publizist, Berater und Unternehmer.
Gemeinsam mit seinem Auftraggebern entwickelt Praetorius digitale Medienkonzepte, Vermarktungsmodelle und digitale Geschäftsmodelle.
Zudem unterrichtet Michael Praetorius als Dozent für Journalismus, Medienmanagement, Online-Marketing und Social Media bei unterschiedlichen Bildungseinrichtungen. An der Bayerischen Akademie für Werbung war Michael Praetorius bis 2016 Fachbeirat für Digital Media Management und Lehrgangsleiter für Digitalmarketing. Zudem ist Michael Praetorius langjähriger TV- und Hörfunkjournalist. Bei Antenne Bayern leitete Michael Praetorius die Online- und New Business-Abteilung und war als Chef vom Dienst und Sprecher in den Nachrichten zu hören.
Heute publiziert Michael Praetorius auf dieser Website und in mehreren Social Media Formaten bzw. YouTube Kanälen - darunter die Münchner Isarrunde und die Kreativ Lounge des MIZ Babelsberg.
Offene Seminare zum Thema YouTube Marketing und Social Media Marketing mit Michael Praetorius gibt es bei 121Watt.
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Michael Praetorius is moderator of the following sessions:
- Testing: Why Thinking Like a Bandit Instead of a Scientist is Good for Business
- Unlocking Huge Potential with Personas
- It's Not Just About Removing Fields: Actionable Tips for Boosting Web Form Completion Rates and Advanced Form Tracking
- Disruptive Marketing: Out-think Your Well-funded Competitors by Focusing on the Right Stuff
- Rolling Out an International CRO Programme with 360° Support from all Stakeholders
- More Than UI Tweaking: Testing Business Hypotheses & Data Driven Product Development
User Experience Manager
Michael Quek is currently the User Experience manager at Shop Direct, the UK and Irelands leading digital retailer.
Michael has a background in Ergonomics and 10 years’ experience in multiple roles including Interaction Design, Product Usability and Optimisation. Working within various projects and organisational cultures; this has shaped his thinking around the relationship between technology, end users and commercial performance.
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Founder and Director
With 17+ years of experience in the conversion optimisation industry, Paul is one of the leading figures in the industry. He is an author, international keynote speaker and revered trainer on the subject, whose real passion lies in championing industry, company and personal change.
PRWD's conversion optimisation maturity audit - www.CROmaturityaudit.com
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Chief Persuasion Officer
Coming from a family of psychologists, Bart Schutz became a... psychologist. So did his wife. After 2500+ usability tests he found out that A/B-testing is the holy grail of dialogue optimization. That one can test with a live audience what psychology professors tested in a lab. He has over 100 persuasion techniques in his wheel of persuasion, which made him the Chief Persuasion Officer at award winning Online Dialogue.
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Craig has been blending UX, Analytics, AB Testing, Voice of Customer and Conversion Optimisation techniques for over 15 years. He's also been building teams, launching products and hacking the growth of websites for companies like Google, LOVEFiLM, Lego, John Lewis, eBay, The FT and more.
By teaching teams and companies to build and measure products differently, he helps unlock the hidden value and growth in every product. Using these approaches, his clients have found over £2Bn in incremental annual revenue in the last 5 years.
Craig lives in Blackheath, London, with his daughter and an entourage of cats and pug dogs. He likes to relax growing organic vegetables, doing the odd spot of DJing badly and reading hard boiled Crime Fiction. You can find him tweeting as @OptimiseOrDie on everything to do with Numbers, UX and Psychology.
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Lukas combines industry experience in online experimentation and Data Science with an academic background in computing science and machine learning. Highly motivated, quick-witted, eager to learn, coach and teach, and able to think outside of any given box, Lukas has excellent analytical skills, communicative abilities and technical dexterity. He can unravel the problem, explain the answer and build the solution.Currently employed by Booking.com, the world's leading accommodation website, Lukas is responsible for the internal tooling and training that helps product development improve the customer experience in measurable steps through thousands of experiments.
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Ton is a web analyst who became a growth hacker, an optimization lunatic and entrepreneur. He founded the biggest blog in the Netherlands on Analytics and Optimization (webanalisten.nl) and organizes many events on this subject in the Netherlands. He started well known optimization firm Online Dialogue 5 years ago and is now the CEO of Testing.Agency - your A/B-test development and management machine. His life is all about growth optimization and bare foot presentations to inspire the world how they can get more value out of their digital efforts. Connect on Twitter (@tonw) or Linkedin (tonwesseling).
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