Rosalind Hill

Community Development Director, Contentive
  • Contentive
  • United Kingdom
Susanna Kempe

CEO, Flying Trumpets

A digital, marketing leader with 20+ years experience in international B2B and media businesses, the last 15 of them at Board level. Susanna's digital experience includes being CEO of the iconic WGSN, growing its customer base and profits to historic highs. An American, German, Brit, she understands global markets completely, has worked all over the world and launched businesses in China, Japan and India. Her extensive M&A experience includes buying a whole portfolio of Performance Improvement businesses, data businesses and successful PE exits. Susanna is steeped in events experience. She began her career at IIR and was part of the management team that sold to Informa. There she was the CMO before moving to Emap Networks as CEO, transforming the events business and achieving record profits. She was also a NED of WTG and the interim CEO of Industry Dynamics. More recently while the Global Partner for Content and Marketing at Brunswick Group, she implemented a new digital first strategy, GTM approach and corporate re-brand. Susanna is now the CEO of the Laidlaw Foundation which invests in the education of the underprivileged and under represented in order to break the cycle of poverty, reduce inequality and produce a new generation of leaders. She also has her own boutique consultancy, Flying Trumpets, helping CEOs and Boards position their personal brands and grow their company profits through content, marketing, innovation and digital.

Paul Thoroughgood

Director, Go-To-Market Effectivenes, LexisNexis

An expert in maximising the efficiency and effectiveness of sales, marketing and client services processes through the alignment of people, process, methodology and technology. I advise Zapnito on commercial best practice, drawing on 20 years' experience in media.
Ashley Friedlein

CEO & Founder, Guild

Carolyn Morgan

Founder, Speciall Media

Carolyn Morgan is a strategist and consultant in digital media. She was formerly a strategy and digital director at EMAP, and has launched, acquired, grown and sold specialist media businesses in print, digital and live events. Carolyn now works with media owners on their digital strategy, advising on developing business models, creating digital subscription propositions and managing digital transformation. Carolyn frequently writes and speaks on digital publishing strategy, and has an extensive network of innovative media businesses. She has also led acquisition searches and managed the sale process of specialist media businesses.