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Our Speakers


Winners Camp


22 – 23 May 2020, 09:00 – 18:30, online, via Zoom

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Speakers

Check the lineup of the speakers.


Those who shine are still curious, keen to constantly learn from the others but also they respect other and remain humble. We are proud to bring world class professionals who are willing to spend some time with you and share.




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Johan Pihl

Executive Creative Director
RBK Communication
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Founder, Doconomy
Cannes in Prague speaker 2018

3x Cannes Lions Grand Prix winner


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Mathias Wikström

Executive Creative Director
RBK Communication
&
Founder, Doconomy

Cannes in Prague speaker 2018

3x Cannes Lions Grand Prix winner


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Nicky Bullard

Chairwoman and Chief Creative Officer,
MRM McCann, UK
President of Cannes Lions Direct jury 2019
Cannes in Prague speaker 2019

MRM McCann was named Network of the Year 2019 by Cannes Lions


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Gabriela Lungu

Global Creative Director
Geometry UK
&
Owner
Wings Creative Leadership Lab

Regular speaker at Cannes Lions Academies


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Razvan Capanescu

Creative Partner
Wings Creative Leadership Lab


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Rodrigo Sobral

Global Chief Creative Officer, Oliver
Cannes Lions Social & Influencers jury 2019

Cannes in Prague speaker 2019

He’s one of the most award-winning leaders in the marketing world.


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René Jež

Founder & Managing Director
Lionhearted
Official Cannes Lions Representative


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Katka Pokorná

Partner & Executive Director
Lionhearted
Official Cannes Lions Representative


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Johan Pihl

Executive Creative Director
RBK Communication
&
Founder, Doconomy
Cannes in Prague speaker 2018

3x Cannes Lions Grand Prix winner

 


A creative director with 25+ years of experience working in the advertising industry working for large advertising networks as well as small creative agencies.

My work builds on Exploring business opportunities at the intersection of creativity, design, and technology, resulting in real bottom-line value and long-term brand value. Successfully launching purpose-driven innovation projects such as The Natalia Project 2014, Baltic Sea Project for Bank of Åland 2016, The Humanium Metal Imitative 2016, and DO Black 2019.

My work has consistently produced work that has been recognized and awarded in D&AD, Cannes Lions, Tomorrow Awards, Clio Awards, New York Festivals, Eurobest, and Guldägget.
Received 100+ industry awards and a total of 3 Cannes Lions Grand Prix, and 3 Eurobest Grand Prix awards. Extensive jury experience and is an experienced keynote speaker at major industry events and festivals.

Currently pursuing an EMBA at the Berlin School of Creative Leadership.


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Mathias Wikström

Executive Creative Director
RBK Communication
&
Founder, Doconomy
Cannes in Prague speaker 2018

3x Cannes Lions Grand Prix winner

 


Mathias Wikström is a Sweden based renowned international creative strategist who aim to innovate as well as making the complex communicate.

He has founded Doconomy (Grand Prix Cannes Lions) and spearheaded globally awarded forefront projects such as Natalia Project for Civil Rights Defenders and The Baltic Sea Project for the Bank of Aland (Grand Prix Cannes Lions) amongst others.

Prior to founding RBK Communication he was the Creative Director at Havas Sweden and CEO at A3. He has received an EMBA with honors at Stockholm School of Economics with focus on Leading Innovation, been educated at Berlin School of Creative Leadership and has won several industry awards at Cannes Lions, Clio, D&AD, Epica and Eurobest amongst others.

Mathias has served on several juries and is a high scoring speaker at industry summits in Europe, Asia and Latin America as well as with the UN and UNFCCC.


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Nicky Bullard

Chairwoman and Chief Creative Officer,
MRM McCann, UK
President of Cannes Lions Direct jury 2019
Cannes in Prague speaker 2019

MRM McCann was named Network of the Year 2019 by Cannes Lions

 


Nicky was the first creative woman to become chair of a UK marketing agency, that being multi award-winning MRM//McCann in London. Creatively recognized across nearly all the major shows, Nicky thinks she’s probably worked across every media and sector – but direct and digital are where her heart lies. She’s been writing professionally for 30 years and despite running a huge operation, she also keeps her hand in writing and ideating as often as she can. She is a fierce champion of the customer and believes insight is all. She is also hugely passionate about effectiveness – it’s only great work if it works.

Nicky says that the campaign of her career is the one we’re all living right now, the campaign for equality. Nicky has been featured in the Financial Times HERoes list for the last two years.


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Gabriela Lungu

Global Creative Director
Geometry UK
&
Owner
Wings Creative Leadership Lab

Regular speaker at Cannes Lions Academies

 


Gabriela Lungu is the founder of WINGS Creative Leadership Lab that helps companies elevate their creativity through training and workshops. She is also Global Creative Director at the creative commerce agency Geometry, based in the UK.
She has been working for more than 20 years in the creative sector for top firms in advertising, PR and social, in different countries, cultures, and environments.
She is a multi-award-winning integrated creative director, and a creative entrepreneur, building an agency from scratch, growing it to become one of the most awarded agencies of its kind, and then selling it to Publicis Groupe. She was UK & EMEA CCO for Weber Shandwick, and Creative Partner for Airbnb at TBWA/London, to mention just some of her more recent roles.
Gabriela is often invited as a speaker at major international and local industry events (such as Cannes Lions School, D&AD Academy or the Festival of Marketing), and to judge A-list competitions; she was Jury Chair for Clio Awards and Dubai Lynx and has been part of the juries of D&AD, Cannes Lions, EFFIE UK, Campaign Big Awards, Ad Stars, SABRE Awards etc.


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Razvan Capanescu

Creative Partner
Wings Creative Leadership Lab


Internationally award-winning, commercially minded and hands-on creative director, Razvan has become a creative partner for Wings (the UK based creative leadership lab) having returned to London after three years as Chief Creative Officer for McCann Worldgroup in Prague.

He is known for leading creative turnarounds for all the agencies he worked for – from winning their first big international awards (like Cannes Lions, Eurobest, Epica, Golden Drum, London International or New York Festivals) to building some of the most competitive creative departments in the market, or to the most successful new business winning rate in the region.

He graduated from the Law School but didn’t pursue a lawyer career (in spite of his parents’ despair). Over 20 years now, he passionately pleads for brands such as: Bata, Coca-Cola, ING Bank, Mastercard, ĽOreal, Porsche or Vodafone – to name just a few of the most recent ones.

Razvan has sat on the juries of ADC Europe, Ad Stars Asia, Creative Moment UK, Golden Drum, Eurobest, Effie, New York Festivals and Cannes Young Lions, as well as a host of local award shows.


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Rodrigo Sobral

Global Chief Creative Officer, Oliver
Cannes Lions Social & Influencers jury 2019

Cannes in Prague speaker 2019

He’s one of the most award-winning leaders in the marketing world.

 


Rod is a Brazilian born and British naturalised creative obsessed with culture, storytelling and technology. He’s one of the most award-winning leaders in the marketing world. His work has been recognised by every major industry award including been consecutively named amongst the Top 20 Creative Directors in the UK and Brazil.

Over the last two decades, he helped to build some of the world’s most creative agencies while creating culture-defining ideas for brands like Beats, Nike, Google, Heineken, Audi and Unilever, to name a few.
He started his career at the age of 15 as a skateboarder and art director in São Paulo. The same city where he eventually founded his agency, Loo/SP, which went to become one of the most creative agencies in his country between 2004/05.

Rod left Brazil in 2005 spending most of his career between the UK, Holland and the USA. He helped to build AKQA’s creative reputation with his body of work earning the agency its first Cannes Titanium Lion, Yellow pencils and six other Grands Prix.

In 2010, he partnered with The Mill and founded their creative shop which was nominated BIMA’s 2012 Agency Of The Year after only two years of operation.

Rod was named R/GA London’s vice-president ECD in 2013. Under his leadership and vision, the agency had its creative golden era – tripling in size and winning over 200 creative awards internationally, including numerous Grands Prix, Cannes Lions, D&AD Pencils, Clios and consecutive Agency Of The Year titles.

His work for Beats by Dr Dre attracted international press attention and was pivotal on building the brand’s voice, including making some of the most famous sports ads in the last decade. His partnership with the brand was named the ‘World’s Most Creative Partnership’ by Campaign in 2016, and his work was at the centre of Beats acquisition by Apple for 3 billion dollars.

In 2019 Rod was appointed to lead Oliver’s creative vision and capabilities worldwide as its first Global Chief Creative Officer.

 


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René Jež

Founder & Managing Director
Lionhearted


René is a holder of prestigious “Golden Flame” award for his contribution to the developement of the brand communication industry. During the last 12 years he has been developing young professionals through Young Lions, this competition has transformed into higher quality level – a program that develops all involved.


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Katka Pokorná

Partner & Executive Director
Lionhearted


Katka is people development expert, with working experience in marketing and advertising. Four years ago she joined Rene and together they transformed Young Lions into world-class training program. In 2018 they were awarded by the Cannes Lions Award, the Silver Representants of The Year.