Chinwag Live on Tour: Media Widgetised @ ad:tech London

Event Info

Thu 27 Sep, 2007 at 3:35pm
Olympia 2
Hammersmith Road
London, W14 8UX, UK
Cost: Free (with ad:tech registration)


supported by:
ad:tech London
CNet Networks

Anything planned for the afternoon of Wednesday 27th September? Fancy sampling some Chinwag Live action at ad:tech London? Well this year you can...

It's Chinwag Live 'On Tour' as our panel discussion 'Media Widgetised' hits the UK's biggest online marketing conference and exhibition as part of the exhibition's Digital Consumer Forum.

Our session asks: how will the growth of widgets, aggregators and web-feeds effect the online and mobile media landscape?

When you can get all your favourite bits of the web delivered to a feed reader or personalised homepage, bypassing the "destination website" setup, what are the implications for brands, marketing and digital media?

This seems to be where things are heading as media is delivered by RSS and content is "widgetised" - deportalized, snipped, aggregated and mashed up everywhere...


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David Pollington - Snr Manager, Terminals Research, Vodafone Group R&D
David Pollington has over 12 years experience in the mobile telecommunications industry. Head of Terminals research across Vodafone, his current focus is on evolving the terminal to provide a personalised Mobile Internet experience. David has a Masters degree (MEng) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Imperial College, London.

Jonathan Gabbai - Solutions Manager, eBay
Jonathan has been working in Internet Marketing at eBay for one year driving tool and widget development. His most recent project was as technical lead on the Firefox Companion for eBay. Prior to eBay, he worked at Accenture and BAE Systems in technology research. Jonathan has an Engineering Doctorate in Complex Emergent Systems from the University of Manchester.

George Berkowski - Co-Founder, WOO ME
George co-founded WOO ME with Stephen Stokols in 2007. Funded by investors including Niklas Zennstrom (co-founder of Kazaa, Skype and Joost), Mangrove Capital (seed investors in Skype, Joost) and Klaus Hommels (head of Benchmark Capital Europe). WOO ME aims to revolutionize how people meet by offering a live, fun, effective way to connect via voice and video interest-based speed dating sessions. Prior to WOO ME, George spent 18 months as Head of Internet Strategy for BT Retail where he lead e2e delivery of all consumer web applications including his most recent initiative,, a converged online communications hub and the company’s fastest growing webapp.

Franck Poisson - CEO and Founder, Webwag
CEO and founder of Webwag, a web-based & mobile personalized place (launched in Sept 2006), Franck has ten years of experience in managing online sales organizations and reporting to various US-based headquarters. Prior to Webwag, Franck launched from scratch the sales and operations of Google in France from April 2002 to May 2005, as an early Google executive. In 2001, he was the managing director of Looksmart France. From 1998 to 2000, he was the director of advertising sales at AOL France. Frank holds a PhD in International Affairs from the Paris La Sorbonne University.

Fergus Burns - CEO & Founder, nooked
Fergus Burns is CEO and founder of nooked. nooked is a leading RSS marketing solution provider. In 2007 they will be launching a widget marketing service called feedtwist. Clients include ryanair, Superbreak, koodos and Budget rent-a-car. nooked was selected for the prestigious annual Red Herring Europe 100 list in 2007. Prior to starting nooked, Fergus worked for Microsoft in both Europe and the US. He is a computer science graduate of the University of Ulster.

Chair: Steve Bowbrick
Steve is one of Britain's most experienced Internet managers and entrepreneurs. A fourteen year veteran of boom and bust, of web site design, online marketing, technology strategy, capital raising and people management. Steve is now Head of Digital at cheeky British brand King of Shaves.

Event Producer: Deirdre Molloy - Editor, Chinwag


This event is FREE, but you must register to gain entry to the ad:tech London 2007 exhibition.


If you fancy joining us for a beverage or two afterwards, some of the Chinwag posse will be gathering for drinks at The Hand & Flower pub. Details here. Kicks off about 5.30pm.


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