Paul is the CEO of iotec, the intent marketing specialist, applying machine learning to identify consumer intent without assumptions. 

Prior to joining iotec, Paul was the Director of iAd, Apple’s Mobile Advertising Platform across Europe, the Middle East, India, Africa and the Asia-Pacific. As part of his role at Apple, he led the international (outside of the Americas) iAd teams driving advertising revenues across the mobile app ecosystem and developing creative solutions for a wide range of clients and agencies.

Before joining Apple he was the Chief Digital Officer at one of the UK’s leading media groups, Omnicom Media Group (which included the media agencies MG OMD, OMD, PHD and M2M) and prior to that held the same role at OMD Group while serving on the board of both of these companies. Paul has worked across all digital disciplines including the emerging programmatic space. Additionally, he has advised and worked for many startups, such as his own startup Aura Sports, a premium ad network, which was sold to BSkyB in 2006;Web TV Enterprise which was sold to Collective in 2011; and other companies such as 4th Screen Advertising (now part of Opera Mediaworks), Brainient (now part of Teads) and Mobile Interactive Group. 
Paul has nearly 30 years of experience in the media and advertising industry and is an experienced digital leader who has kept pace with all key developments in the digital marketplace since the late 1990s. He has held senior roles within companies such as Bauer where he was leading and managing digital strategy across the organisation, and was also VP Commercial for ADTECH (part of AOL Advertising) where he was in charge of developing their services across Europe. Furthermore, he holds strong experience in digital broadcast having spent numerous years at British Sky Broadcasting in a variety of roles heading up sales and business development.

He has been invited to speak at events on numerous occasions on industry and media topics across his career including mobile, search, programmatic, paid social, trading desks, entrepreneurship and diversity.

"2016 was another great year in innovation and great work is continuing to be produced across the Digital Industry. It is a great honour to be part of The Drum Digital Trading Awards.

2017 is shaping up to be a pivotal year in the evolution of digital marketing and it is now more important than ever to celebrate best practice across the industry. 

I look forward to reviewing new and innovative examples of digital marketing, smart use of programmatic technology and the most engaging examples of creative execution." 

Judging panel

Jana Sievers

Head of Demand Partnerships, EMEA
MoPub - Twitter

Danny Hopwood

EVP Programmatic, EMEA PMX

Mathilde Verron

Global Head of Audience & Programmatic 

Henry Eccles

Head of UK Commerce, Global Partnerships EMEA

Anthony Rhind


Adam Parker

Head of Programmatic & Audience 

David Goddard

Global Head of Programmatic Trading

Gawain Owen

Head of Programmatic

Kayee Cheung

VP, Global Head of Trading - Agency & Partnerships

Simon Bailey


Robert Webster

Chief Strategy Officer

Paul Wright


Michael Mullaney

Director of Audience and Programmatic
Yahoo! UK

Carl Bratton

Head of Marketing Effectiveness
Direct Line Group

Danny Aldred

Global Trading Director 
Financial Times

James Booth

Founder & CEO

Dee Frew

Senior Programmes Manager
Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB UK)

Elli Papadaki

Vogue Head of Programmatic & Digital Revenue
Condé Nast International