Advisory panel


“Inspiration, collaboration and acceleration are why Impact week 2018 is important.  Some individuals (for example Einstein), may be able to create world-impacting step changes working mostly on their own. However if you are not Einstein and want the opportunity to stand on the shoulders of our industrygiants and think more broadly, and make your mark, then invest in taking the time to join Impact week. Let’s bring together our personal, deep expert views, and take our industry to the next level.”

Claire Rainey, head of research change & continuous improvement, Sky

“In the digital and data-led economy, we must show how powerful and valuable our knowledge assets can be and how the commercial value of consumer insights far, far outstrips the investments we all make. London is the beating heart of the global research industry and we should all join Impact Week 2018 to integrate, innovate and inspire.” 

Nick Rich, VP, consumer insights, InterContinental Hotels Group

“Consumer centricity is a term has been a vague ambition of many organisations for years but one that is largely still either unfulfilled or worse, undefined. As we enter an era in which consumers attitudes to products, services and marketing is rapidly shifting, those companies that clearly understand and are truly committed to insight driven decision making will be those that succeed. As a research industry, we need to tenaciously transform our approaches to be more innovative, more integrated and more inspiring, ensuring that we stay not only at pace with but out in front of what businesses need. Impact Week 2018 will be the place to learn from fellow researchers and be part of the future.”

Zoe Ruffels, VP European consumer & market insights, Samsung Electronics



"Technology is now part of how we engage socially, learn, travel, shop, and understand ourselves. Advances in wearable technology, data visualisation, 3D printing, bioscience, biometrics, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, synthetics, and big data are just the beginning of technology that will push the boundaries of how we live. Yet we have not even begun to harness the potential of technology - in how we operate our businesses and how we connect with consumers."

Andrew Geoghegan, global head of consumer planning, Diageo



“In a world where the empowered consumer is in control and the pace of external change is accelerating exponentially, it is an imperative that the Insights & Analytics Function elevates to become an indispensable business partner to the c-suite in solving the most pressing end to end business problems, enabling business transformation and accelerating growth. I’m delighted to be supporting Impact Week in 2018, as its purpose is to highlight the pivotal and shifting role of Insights & Analytics in organisations.”

Tim Warner, VP insights & analytics Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa and global innovation insights practice, PepsiCo


Vijay Raj, VP – CMI, Research Innovation, Media and Shopper Insights, Unilever

Tim Hulbert, managing director, group head of brand and insight, Barclays

Keryn McKenzie, group foresight and insight director, Tesco

Martin Squires, global lead, customer intelligence & data, Walgreens Boots Alliance

Jessica Salmon, head of insight, O2



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