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Learn about brand protection, fraud mitigation, piracy challenges and domain management over keynotes, networking, roundtable discussions and interactive customer panels. Topics will include everything from enforcement best practices and domain portfolio optimization to multipronged approaches that fuse both infringement and fraud solutions.
Consumer-centric technology has made strategies smarter so that your approach counts toward your business’ bottom line.
A few of the highlights:
How to succeed in domain portfolio management
Multi-faceted strategies that fuse brand and fraud protection
Combat piracy threats across digital channels
Best practices for enforcement, plus industry news and trends
Trevor joined Warner Bros. Entertainment Europe in March 2004. Trevor is responsible for managing the Content Protection & Analytics team for the EMEA region. This team is responsible for managing supply chain security, legal & enforcement activities (by Warner Bros. and on an industry level), consumer awareness initiatives, public policy/lobbying, data gathering, reporting & analytics services to the Theatrical, Home Entertainment and Television divisions.
Kate Anthony Wilkinson is a practicing Solicitor. She is Group General Counsel and Company Secretary for Mulberry, the English luxury leather goods manufacturer and retailer, famous for its iconic leather bags such as the Bayswater and Alexa, often seen on the arms of celebrities around the world.
Kate is based at Mulberry’s main manufacturing operation in the Somerset countryside. She is responsible for all legal facets of Mulberry’s global business, ranging from commercial contracts to property; trademarks to counterfeits and brand protection; governance and compliance to M&A; international business to customer issues. Mulberry has an established global presence which brings with it global legal issues and global brand protection requirements.
Previously to Mulberry, Kate was a corporate finance Solicitor with a national UK law firm, following which she moved in-house and has held General Counsel roles with a number of international companies including British Alcan Aluminium and Rio Tinto.
Kate is also Trustee of the Bristol Aero Collection Trust, a charity which operates the new Aerospace museum in Bristol; Advisory Editor to the technical publication ‘Jordans Corporate Governance & Administration’; and writes articles, blogs and presents on a variety of legal and commercial matters.
Steve Hewitt is chief executive of Gymshark, the fitness clothing brand that sells to 177 countries via its 13 e-commerce stores. Sales hit £103m in 2018, and it is forecasting sales of more than £180m this year. It has grown by engaging fans online, with sponsorships of popular YouTube and Instagram ambassadors helping it reach a combined following of 30m.
Steve has been at the helm since 2014, having previously been CEO at Sport Brands Group and EMEA commercial director at Reebok.
Kevin Murphy is a journalist, blogger and analyst who has been writing about the domain name industry for two decades. His first ICANN meeting was ICANN2, in Berlin in 1999. He founded Domain Incite in 2010. Murphy has written for Datamonitor, ComputerWire, Computer Business Review, The Register, TechWorld and Domain Name Wire. Domain Incite has been cited as an expert source by The Guardian, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, CBC, Wired and World Trademark Review, as well as many other publications.
Jack is Legal Counsel at global luxury brand Manolo Blahnik. Jack’s background is in IP law, having trained and qualified at DLA Piper in London, working on contentious and non-contentious IP.
Jack joined Manolo Blahnik in April 2017 and his practice areas include a wide range of matters including general commercial, IT, data protection, advertising and consumer protection as well as the management of the brand’s intellectual property and enforcement strategy.
An Ecommerce and marketing professional with years of significant and progressive experience across the retail and travel sectors in strategic planning, development, implementation & integration of ecommerce platforms, personalization & recommendation engines and wide array of digital marketing channels including Paid Search, Display Advertising, Affiliate and Email Marketing, Online Brand Protection, Conversion Rate Optimisation and Web Analytics.
As Sky’s Group Strategy Manager for Anti-Piracy, Abigail works with several key business areas and subject matter experts across the UK & European organisations to define and facilitate delivery of strategic initiatives. This extends more widely as Sky promotes wider industry collaboration in the Anti-Piracy arena where cooperative effort is vital.
Having joined Sky in 2010, Abigail moved into Anti-Piracy at the start of 2018 following experience in both IT and telecoms. She recently completed an MBA at Warwick Business School.
Steve has worked within law enforcement for 10 years with a background in fraud and cyber-crime with a focus around internet infrastructure disruption.
Steve currently leads Operation Creative, PIPCU’s anti-piracy operation. Steve was awarded the City of London award for Innovation for placing the City of London police on a platform of excellence in this field.
Rikard Bandebo leads the product team at MarkMonitor. Prior to joining MarkMonitor, he was the Chief Product Officer at Bersin by Deloitte, where he created and led the product and advisory teams and launched BersinOne, BersinWorks, BersinEdge and the Employee Experience Dashboard. He has an extensive background building data and analytics products having led the analytics and advisory product groups at First Data Corporation and was the Senior Director and the Global Manager for the Investor Relations Roundtable and JM Lafferty Associates at CEB, now Gartner. At First Data, he also served as the Chief Economist and was a regular guest on Bloomberg TV. His career began with building analytics applications for portfolio managers at ABB Investment Management.
He obtained both his postgraduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Edinburgh in Finance and Computer Science, magna cum laude.
Charlie Abrahams is a recognized and energetic executive with an established record of creating a strong European presence for leading global technology companies. His experience includes re-building and running the EMEA organization for Network General Corporation after its divesture from Network Associates, during which he grew the organization’s revenue significantly. Previously, he was hired by Plumtree Software (later acquired by BEA) to create the European business from scratch, signing on Global 100 customers and adding consulting services. Abraham’s prior experience also includes executive positions at Amdahl Corporation, IBM and Burroughs Machines. Based in London, Abrahams has a Master’s degree with honours in economics and sociology from Cambridge University and held a scholarship to King Edward’s School in Birmingham.
Robin is product lead for the MarkMonitor AntiPiracy business unit. His portfolio includes detection, verification and enforcement services that target the unauthorised distribution of live broadcast, on-demand programming (VOD, EST/DTO, SVOD, AVOD etc), software, games and eBooks. His responsibility includes delivering a clear vision and strategic direction for the portfolio of AntiPiracy services from MarkMonitor & NetResult. He leads product development decisions around service requirements necessary to meet individual client needs along with identifying operational efficiency improvements that reduce the time to market for new capabilities.
Prior to joining the company Robin was at BBC Worldwide, the commercial division of the UK PBS. There he delivered the first full-scale B2B Digital Video Supply Chain service in Europe. He also led the complex multi-platform distribution strategy (on-line, TV, theatrical, social) for the worldwide simultaneous release of the BAFTA winning 50th Anniversary episode of Doctor Who. Declared as a new Guinness World Record, the programme was released day and date in 15 languages to 98 countries.
Robin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Television & Radio from the University of Salford and is a member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE).
With more than 5 years’ experience in protecting IP assets of global brands online and offline, Martina currently manages strategic projects of EMEA MarkMonitor clients, helping them to devise and implement an effective omni-channel online brand protection strategy.
Prior to MarkMonitor, Martina worked in an IP law firm based in Milan for 3 years advising Italian fashion clients on contentious and non-contentious IP matters relating to trademarks, design, copyright, trade secrets and know-how. Martina holds a Law Master Degree in European, International and Comparative Law from the University of Trieste (Italy).
Clare Miller is a Global Relationship Manager at MarkMonitor with a focus on building industry relationships across marketplaces and social media platforms and European law enforcement. Clare has a wealth of industry experience, having worked in the anti-piracy space for almost seven years before joining MarkMonitor delivering on strategy and working with platforms and clients to implement IP enforcement programs.
Simon is Vice President EMEA at Clarivate, working specifically with the MarkMonitor suite of solutions having joined MarkMonitor in 2007 to assist the company's expansion. With experience of working with some of the largest companies in the world, Simon is applying his enterprise knowledge and skillset to the area of protecting companies' Intellectual property online and in recent years has become a recognised industry expert, speaking at IQPC, ACG, Luxury Law, Summit The Law Society and INTA amongst others. Simon was previously European Director of CDC, EMEA Director at Network Associates and UK head of Magic Solutions prior to joining MarkMonitor.
He holds a BSc honours degree in Psychology & Computer Science from Hertfordshire University.
Registration & Breakfast
Simon Whitehouse of MarkMonitor
The Story of Gymshark: One of Britain’s Fastest Growing Companies
Steve Hewitt, CEO of Gymshark
The Global Relationship Management Team Update
Prudence Malinki & Clare Miller of MarkMonitor
Ask the Expert Session : IP & Brand Protection in the Fashion World
Manolo Blahnik & Mulberry
Domain Management Strategies for an Effective Brand Protection Program
Steve Coates of Amazon
Brexit and Beyond: Impacts and Best Practices for Domain Registrants
Prudence Malinki of MarkMonitor
AntiPiracy Breakout 1
Using Collaboration to Solve for New Threats and Future Challenges in Digital Piracy
Warner Brothers and Sky
The Future of Brand Protection
Charlie Abrahams of MarkMonitor
AntiPiracy Breakout 2
PIPCU’s 2019 Strategy for Combating Digital Piracy
Steven Salway of City of London Police
AntiPiracy Breakout 3
How Innovation in Technology and Content Shapes Piracy Behaviour
Robin Boldon of MarkMonitor
Trends in Domain Management
Kevin Murphy of Domain Incite
Digital Threats to Brand Equity
Adarsh Rangaswamy of Millennium Hotels
Simon Whitehouse of MarkMonitor
Networking Cocktail Reception