Chief Cat Herder, BrightonSEO & Strategy Director, SiteVisbility
As well as chief cat herder at BrightonSEO and the Content Marketing Show, Kelvin is the presenter of Internet Marketing, the world's most popular marketing podcast in iTunes, Strategy Director at SiteVisibility.
A while ago he wrote 'Becoming a Clockwork Pirate' a free ebook about link building.
Head of Planning, Twitter UK
Oliver joined Twitter in June 2012 as UK Head of Planning. He previously worked in New York, as VP, Digital Services for Omnicom agency Doremus. He was also on the launch team and Head of Advertising for Blinkbox 6 years ago, which was ultimately acquired by Tesco in 2011. Oliver has also worked at media agencies Carat and OMD. Oliver loves skiing, is stepdad to three cats, and suffers with QPR.
Agency Industry Manager, Google UK
With over 9 years experience in media and online marketing, Adriano works very closely with some of the Top UK Digital Agencies. His role is to be an evangelist for Google products and to support clients and agencies with their online marketing strategy. Passionate about Social, he is a Google plus champion.
His main interests are: Media, Consulting Tech Start ups, Retail, Telco, languages, traveling and anything to do with the Mobile and Social space!
Assistant Editor, BBC Sport interactive
Paul has been a sports journalist for 23 years, working on several newspapers around the North West - from junior reporter on the Accrington Observer to assistant editor on the Liverpool Echo and Sports Editor for 10 years at the Lancashire Telegraph.
He's been the assistant editor and production editor with BBC Sport for two years, concentrating on how the site looks, quality of copy, how they promote their content and how they integrate video, audio and graphics. Paul's also the SEO lead for editorial and part of his job is to make sure BBC Sport stories appear top of Google.
In his spare time, Paul's a children's mystery writer...
As a former full time spammer Paul is known for his ability to scale and use data to gain an advantage.
Now as a partner in Manuallinkbuilding Paul is ideally placed to give insight into the world of links.
MD and Founder of Graphitas
Justins path into search marketing has been anything but conventional. A random selection of career decisions saw him doing everything from designing rave flyers, t-shirts and (although refusing to divulge his stage name) he allegedly did a summer stint in Gt Yarmouth as a magician before finally settling on a career in marketing.
Bringing together an ad agency and digital background into search and inbound marketing, he offers a unique perspective on the industry and this approach has led to Justin being a regular inbound speaker, hosting webinars and writing blogs for Moz (formerly SEOMoz) and guest columns for .net magazine.
Social Signal Processing Evangelist, University of Glasgow and Idiap Research Institute
Lecturer at the University of Glasgow and Senior Researcher at the Idiap Research Institute (Switzerland). Since 2009 Alessandro has been the coordinator of the SSPNet (www.sspnet.eu), the European Network of Excellence on Social Signal Processing, the new domain aimed at modelling, analysis and synthesis of nonverbal communication in social interactions. He has published around 100 scientific works and he is co-founder of Klewel (www.klewel.com), a knowledge management company recognised with several national and international awards.
CEO, Verve Search
Lisa has been working in marketing since 2001 but got bit by the "SEO bug" in 2005. She's super passionate about SEO and Content, thinks Excel is HOT and loves a challenge. She is a prominent part of the SEO industry, having founded SEO-Chicks and co-founded Stateofsearch.com, she is also a regular speaker at industry events. In 2011 Lisa won "Search Personality of the Year" at the UK Search Awards, which she insists doesn't necessarily mean she is a funny speaker.
Development Director, Link Risk
Dom Hodgson, I run events, own a sweetshop and am cofounder of LinkRisk.
Tweet me @thehodge, email me firstname.lastname@example.org or just say hello at the conference
Associate Professor, Università degli Studi di Milano
Sebastiano got his Ph.D. from the Università degli Studi di Milano. He is interested in theory that works in practice, and practice that leads to interesting theoretical problems. Besides several academic papers, Sebastiano wrote a large amount of free software, including the tool used to compute the distance distribution of Facebook and its degrees of separation (3.74).
Head of Marketing, The Eventa Group
Keith has worked in on/off line marketing for 14 years in sport, events, financial and travel companies. Now he heads up the marketing division for Eventa, the fastest growing events company in the UK, for Worldwide Group Travel, Corporate Events and Hen/Stag weekends.
Insight Director, Propellernet
Stefan talks a lot, both on and off stage.
His CV, which is too varied to sum up in three sentences (check his LinkedIn profile), was once described as "a wiggle".
But he can't talk and wiggle at the same time.
Head of Search, Tecmark
By day, Stacey is Head of Search at Tecmark. By night, she occasionally blogs, drinks fruity flavoured ciders and rants about the telly on Twitter.
With 20 years in marketing, Matt's able to bring old-school direct marketing and silo free digital marketing together. He's also the co-founder of Linkdex..
Founder, Neo Mammalian Studios
Danny has been involved in the world of link building since 2006. He founded an infographic agency ‘Neo Mammalian Studios’ in 2011, building them into a market leading agency in the UK as well as globally in 2013.
Neomam pride themselves on creating high quality content that earns results such as links, social coverage and brand exposure.
Danny's agency work has been published on high profile sites and newspapers around the world; The Sun, The Guardian, Mashable, Wired Magazine and Forbes to name but a few.
COO, Caliber Interactive
Currently Caliber’s COO following stints at some of the UK’s most successful digital companies. Previously Tony was the Global COO of Steak, one of the UK’s premier digital agencies; and prior to that a founding member and director of Espotting, a firm that was hailed by the Financial Times as one of the Top 50 creative businesses and which pioneered paid search across Europe in 1998.
Marketing Director, Majestic SEO
Dixon Jones became the Marketing Director of the world’s largest link analysis engine, Majestic SEO, in 2009, transforming the SEO industry by providing link intelligence on a scale not previously open to the industry. Bringing the technology to the search marketing industry has resulted in two best SEO Technology awards and a user base of thousands from WordTracker to Microsoft. The data provides users with detailed link data from anchor text to crawl date.
He has worked at the forefront of search marketing since 1999, when he set up search marketing consultancy, Receptional. During that time, Dixon has been a consistent presenter on the search conference circuit all over the world and has helped clients in all sectors – including national papers and international search engines themselves to understand their own search strategy.
Head of Marketing and Sales, Calltracks
Ali joined Calltracks in May 2013 after having previously worked client side for 8 years.
Ali now spends his time helping companies and agencies boost their ROI through enhanced data and analytics and understanding the wider impact digital & traditional marketing have on each other.
When not @Calltracks or in front of a BBQ he can usually be found on the MTB or getting beaten up at Jujitsu.
Director of Strategy, Caliber Interactive
Michael has been providing SEO services to a range of blue chip clients throughout the UK since the dawn of search and he is regarded by his peers as one of the most experienced SEOs in the UK. A specialist strategist, Michael joined Caliber in early 2010 as Head of Search and has since been responsible for developing and implementing scalable SEO campaigns for Caliber’s diverse client base.
Content Manager, Jellyfish
Content Manager for Search and Social campaigns at Jellyfish, with a background in journalism.
Managing Director, MiShop local
David Whatley is the founder of MiShop.local Ltd. a specialist local search optimisation and local citation building services for National Chains, Franchises, SEOs, Digital Agencies and SMEs.
With more than a 1000 client locations, he claims to know a bit about local search.
Prior to MiShop.local he worked in a broad range of initiatives with American Express, KPMG Consulting, Atos Origin and as an independent consultant.
SEO Analyst, Distilled
Bridget is an SEO analyst at Distilled, who came to the UK as an American grad student and didn’t want to leave! Having spent a good portion of the summer studying for the Google Analytics qualification instead of writing her thesis, she is now happily putting her degree to good use in the world of SEO and digital marketing, with a focus on mobile.
In her free time she enjoys baking, quiz shows, National Trust properties, and absolutely anything related to theatre.
Content Strategist, Caliber Interactive
Following studies in languages and multimedia journalism, Alessandro kicked off his career in international media and travel organisations. He has been part of Caliber's Content Team for over 18 months now and has followed closely some of their clients' content marketing campaigns. Among his current roles, he's Facebook community manager and analyst for two of Italy's biggest classifieds websites.
Head of Insight, FreshEgg
As Head of Insight at Fresh Egg, Dara is responsible for helping businesses
understand, measure and improve performance across multiple digital channels. Alongside managing a team of analytics and conversion specialists, Dara also represents the agency as part of the Google Analytics Certified Partner programme.
Global Corporate Search Solutions implementation Director, AlexAndAlexa.com
Married with one wife, two kids and one cat. Heavyweight SEO guy, in all senses, but the devil is always in the detail.
Max has drifted smoothly from engineering, to tabloid journalism, to online marketing with Brands such as Hilton, lastminute.com, Regus and TIME Warner, but has (almost) always enjoyed the ride.
Good with statistics, code and werds.
Technical SEO Manager, SiteVisibility
Sam is the Technical Search Manager at SiteVisibility, but has worn many different hats under the umbrella of SEO over the past four years. He got into SEO by working to optimise friends websites in school, before even knowing that SEO really existed. He spent over half his life in other countries, and may often swing into different accents unintentionally which should keep you on your toes.
After 9 years at Spannerworks/iCrossing as SEO, Account Director and Knowledge Manager, Tim now runs his own successful consultancy ThinkSearch, conducting technical auditing, digital strategy and content marketing.
Head of Trolling and Memes, Distilled
Diva at digging for data, with over 10 years experience in digital marketing.
Coming from an eclectic background in theatre dramaturgy, broadcast technology, video design, stage-combat and social media, Phil now spends most of his time creating video marketing strategies for clients at Distilled in London. He recently spoke at MozCon where he pretended to be Rand Fishkin on stage and he's tempted to dress up as Kelvin at Brighton, so will soon be purchasing an array of baggy jeans.
SEO and PPC Specialist, Koozai
Tara is an experienced SEO & PPC Specialist at Koozai. She has previously presented at OMN London, On the Edge Manchester, and Guest Lectured at Bournemouth University. Tara organises the current Digital Females Meet-up events and regularly contributes to the Koozai blog, as well as having written guest posts for sites such as 123reg and OMN London.
Marketing Consultalt, Skipedia Travel Marketing
Iain has been working in the travel industry for over 20 years.
In 1999 he founded the ski season website, Natives.co.uk, which he sold to Friday Media in 2006.
He now works as a marketing consultant for the snowsports industry.
International SEO Manager, Internet Advantage
Jan-Willem Bobbink got addicted with online marketing in 2003 since he build his first international webshop when he was 16. In 2011, after several years of working alone, he then decided to make the next step in his career: utilising his SEO knowledge for the bigger players in the market. He is currently employed as International SEO manager for the European search marketing agency Internet Advantage.
Director and Brew Maker, Digitangle
Katrina is a Chartered Marketer and has been focussing on Internet Marketing, particularly SEO and Web Analytics for the past 8 years. She set up Marketing Training & Consultancy agency, Digitangle in 2012, and works with some of the best agencies in Manchester where they have a specific technical need, as well as delivering training workshops and co-ordinating marketing campaigns for businesses.
President, STAT Search Analytics
Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Rob is the founder and CEO of STAT Search Analytics (getSTAT.com). Since 2008, STAT has equipped SEO experts with massive-scale, real-time, localised search data. Largely through word of mouth, the company has been happily building up a client base that includes some of the world's largest online companies and SEO agencies.
Rob’s been a developer and entrepreneur in the SEO space since 2005. He has a special appetite for the big-data challenges inherent in data mining and natural language processing.
Director, Hidden Pixel
After leaving his life in employment in 2008 Matt has created Facebook games with millions of users, designed some fairly average websites, and now found his true love: SEO. He's the founder of Hidden Pixel, a dog lover, enjoys kart racing, and at the end of the year will become a father for the first time.
Freelance NLP Consultant, Phrasys Ltd.
Oliver is a Computational Linguist and software developer. He worked for almost 20 years as a lecturer at the University of Birmingham before going freelance in June this year.
Managing Director, Receptional
With 20 years marketing experience, Justin has worked with a variety of the UK’s leading organisations and brands - the likes of UK Foreign Office, Lloyds TSB, Ernst & Young, and many others. He particularly enjoys helping businesses grow and working with new technology.
Head of Search, Branded3
With over eight years’ experience in SEO and Search Marketing, Tim is Branded3’s Head of Search, leading the strategy across their search offering including SEO, Outreach, Content and Paid Search.
Tim oversees the development of search strategies for some of the biggest brands in the UK, helping each campaign deliver significant increases in visibility and ROI.
Head of Client Delivery, BlueGlass UK
Chelsea Blacker runs quality international link building campaigns in the travel and retail industries.
Now Head of Client Delivery at BlueGlass UK, she first jumped into search while in New York, dealing with the Buffy Update of June 2007.
Stephen founded Firstconversion.com to bring the new wave of Social Advertising Software within the reach of everyone. The main product is expert multivariate analysis of Facebook advertising.
Founder, MD, and Chief Data Scientist at NousPlan
Peter is an expert in big data analytics and visualisation, and runs a data science consultancy that serves digital marketing companies. Peter was previously an academic and "jack-of-all trades" scientist with experience in A.I., neuroscience, and biotechnology, and has performed due diligence and innovation strategy work for venture capital companies and US government agencies.
SEO Director, Forward3D
James Ray is a seasoned SEO practitioner with 8 years in the search industry. Currently SEO Director at Forward3D, James has provided enterprise SEO strategy to clients such as John Lewis, New Look, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors and Prime Location.
Jennifer Sable Lopez
Director of Community, Moz
Jen is an experienced Social Media Strategist, SEO, web developer, speaker and writer is the Director of Community for Moz. Jen brings a unique skillset to the field of search optimisation and online community management. She started her search career as an in-house technical SEO and has presented at several SMX shows, MozCon, SearchLove, and New Media Expo. Jen is passionate about all things search and social and has gained a loyal following in the SEO community.