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A new Creative Disruption festival from The Drum

A new online festival from The Drum

Can’t do has become a common theme in this era of Covid-19. But this June, The Can-Do festival will celebrate the positive energy, innovation and creative thinking that can make the marketing community such a powerful force for good. The theme of the festival is Creative Disruption. Over two weeks we will explore what will happen next in topics like Health, Education, Society, Entertainment, Finance and Media. There'll be no complaining about broken business models of the past, just a focus on the creative opportunities that lie ahead in future. During the week we’ll also be highlighting some of the best-practice happening globally across creativity, marketing and design. Pre-register here to join the festival and we'll keep you up to date as we add new speakers and sessions before the festival launches in June.

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Examining how creative disruption will shape the future of

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Disruption is no longer a theme at the edges, it's now the only theme. We're looking for the worlds best creative minds, innovators, commentators, thinkers and doers to help us explore what we Can-do next.

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Day 1
15 Jun 2020
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Predictions Series: The future of ad fraud

Featuring

  • Ryan Murray, Regional Director, APAC, WhiteOps

Can you build communities through food?

Featuring

  • Asma Khan, Founder & Owner, Darjeeling Express

The retail reality

Featuring

  • Clare Bailey, Consultant, The Retail Champion

Burger King's secret sauce

Featuring

  • Fernando Machado, Chief Marketing Officer, Burger King
Day 2
16 Jun 2020
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A cup of tea with... Keith Weed

Featuring

  • Keith Weed, President, Advertising Association

A new normal? lessons for brands and marketers

Featuring

  • John Sculley, Former CEO of Apple, Former President of Pepsi
  • David A Steinberg, CEO, Zeta Global

Asics innovation

Featuring

  • Gary Raucher, Executive Vice President Category, EMEA, ASICS
Day 3
17 Jun 2020
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Prediction Series: The future of pitching virtually

Featuring

  • Leela Nair, Managing Director SEA, Ebiquity

The future for news brands

Featuring

  • Paul Hood, Digital Development Director, The Sun at News UK
  • David Buttle, Global Marketing Director, FT

Running award winning creative departments

Featuring

  • Frederick Levron, Worldwide Creative Partner, FCB Global
  • Paul Shearer, Chief Creative Officer, Impact BBDO

GoDaddy on supporting small business needs

Featuring

  • Fara Howard, Chief Marketing Officer, GoDaddy
Day 4
18 Jun 2020
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A cup of tea with... Nils Leonard

Featuring

  • Nils Leonard, Founder, Uncommon

A cup of tea with... Dr Ryan Wallman

Featuring

  • Dr Ryan Wallman, Creative Director and Head of Copy, Wellmark Pty Ltd

From CMO to CEO Insights and advice from president and CEO of Rémy Cointreau Americas, Ian Mclernon

Featuring

  • Ian McLernon, President and CEO, Remy Cointreau, Americas
Day 5
19 Jun 2020
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The live event evolution

Featuring

  • Jon Ola Sand, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest and Head of Live Events, EBU/Eurovision
  • Samantha Fay, SVP Global Brand Strategy, Guiness World Records
  • Oliver Davies, Head of Marketing and Development, Edinburgh Festival

What has been the impact of lockdown on Hand Painted Advertising?

Featuring

  • Lee Bofkin, Co-founder and CEO, Global Street Art

Creating disruption

Featuring

  • Vicki Maguire, Chief Creative Officer, Havas London
  • Ben Golik, Chief Creative Officer, M&C Saatchi London
  • Amy Garrett, Managing Director, Beano Studios

The United Nation's creative debrief

Featuring

  • Dawda Jobarteh, Global Head of the SDG Strategy, United Nations
  • Maya Bogle, Co-founder, Talenthouse

The Chip Shop Awards virtual ceremony

Day 6
22 Jun 2020
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Nivea’s approach to building a modern day skincare brand

Featuring

  • Andrea Pedrazzini, CEO, One Touch
In partnership with Facebook

Marketing has the power to change the world

A cup of tea with... Lisa Sherman

Featuring

  • Lisa Sherman, President & CEO, The Advertising Council
Day 7
23 Jun 2020
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Prediction Series: The future of brand safety

Featuring

  • Michele Yow, Business Director, APAC, DoubleVerify
In partnership with Neustar

Agile marketing is about focus, not speed

Featuring

  • Mark Gooding, Head of Growth, Marketing Solutions, EMEA & APAC, Neustar

Digital Advertising Awards US virtual ceremony

Day 8
24 Jun 2020
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How brands really can make the difference to society

Featuring

  • Paul Lindley OBE, Founder, Ella's Kitchen
In partnership with Criteo

Has the social distancing economy created a new kind of consumer?

Featuring

  • Marc Ó Fathaigh, Country Manager, Criteo
In partnership with Braze

The ‘new’ brand agenda

A cup of tea with... Noel Edmonds

Featuring

  • Noel Edmonds, Broadcaster, Producer and Presenter, Positivity Radio

Fireside Chat with Fernando Machado

Featuring

  • Fernando Machado, Chief Marketing Officer, Burger King
Day 9
25 Jun 2020
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The future of the client-agency relationship with IAG Coca-Cola

Featuring

  • Brent Smart, Chief Marketing Officer, IAG
  • Pratik Thakar, Head of Integrated Marketing Communications, ASEAN, Coca-Cola

Guinness’ longterm investment in brand

Featuring

  • Grainne Wafer, Global Brand Director, Guinness at Diageo

Step into the future: the world in 2030

Featuring

  • Amy Kean, Brand and Innovation Director, AndUs
  • Daniel Hulm, CEO, Satalia
  • Lucie Greene, Founder, Light Years
  • Emma Chiu, Global Director, Wunderman Thompson Intelligence
Day 10
26 Jun 2020
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Lessons from disaster relief efforts

Featuring

  • Lorey Zlotnick, CMO, Team Rubicon

The return of Formula 1: how sponsors DHL and AWS pivoted digitally

Featuring

  • Ben Pincus, Director of Commercial Partnerships, Formula One

Speakers

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Anders Hakfelt
Anders Hakfelt
SVP Product & Marketing, Ultraleap
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Catherine Morgan
Catherine Morgan
Director, Ocean Labs, Ocean
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Virginia Lim
Virginia Lim
Chief Content Officer, Viu
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Lawrence Chan
Lawrence Chan
Managing Director, MyRepublic Singapore
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Jason Teitler
Jason Teitler
SVP, Global Communications and Brand Lead, Special Olympics International
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Tamara Bennett
Tamara Bennett
Director Of Communications, Virgin
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Vicki Miller
Vicki Miller
Director of Marketing, VisitScotland
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Bhaskar Choudhuri
Bhaskar Choudhuri
Chief Marketing Officer, Lenovo Asia Pacific
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Mustafa Kapasi
Mustafa Kapasi
Chief Commercial Officer, M1
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Suzi Watford
Suzi Watford
Chief Marketing Officer, WSJ
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Leela Nair
Leela Nair
Managing Director SEA, Ebiquity
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Sorcha John
Sorcha John
Global Director, Future Strategy, Iris
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Ben Pincus
Ben Pincus
Director of Commercial Partnerships, Formula One
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Samantha Fay
Samantha Fay
SVP Global Brand Strategy, Guiness World Records
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Oliver Davies
Oliver Davies
Head of Marketing and Development, Edinburgh Festival
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Marc Ó Fathaigh
Marc Ó Fathaigh
Country Manager, Criteo
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Dawda Jobarteh
Dawda Jobarteh
Global Head of the SDG Strategy, United Nations
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Liz Taylor
Liz Taylor
Global Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett
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Maya Bogle
Maya Bogle
Co-founder, Talenthouse
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Paul Lindley OBE
Paul Lindley OBE
Founder, Ella's Kitchen
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Mark Gooding
Mark Gooding
Head of Growth, Marketing Solutions, EMEA & APAC, Neustar
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Lucie Greene
Lucie Greene
Founder, Light Years
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Jack Izzard
Jack Izzard
Director, The Great British Bounceback
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Christine Schröder-Schönberg
Christine Schröder-Schönberg
Head of Global Sponsorship, DHL
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Lee Bofkin
Lee Bofkin
Co-founder and CEO, Global Street Art
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Tom Spaven
Tom Spaven
Brand Director, North America, Bombay Gin
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Matt Hurst
Matt Hurst
Head of Global AWS Sports Marketing and Communications, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
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Jon Ola Sand
Jon Ola Sand
Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest and Head of Live Events, EBU/Eurovision
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Lorey Zlotnick
Lorey Zlotnick
CMO, Team Rubicon
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Sherilyn Shackell
Sherilyn Shackell
Global CEO, The Marketing Academy
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Emma Chiu
Emma Chiu
Global Director, Wunderman Thompson Intelligence
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Jasper Mah
Jasper Mah
Director of Esports APAC, SPORTFIVE
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Daniel Hulm
Daniel Hulm
CEO, Satalia
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Amy  Kean
Amy Kean
Brand and Innovation Director, AndUs
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Dr Ryan Wallman
Dr Ryan Wallman
Creative Director and Head of Copy, Wellmark Pty Ltd
Asma Khan
Asma Khan
Founder & Owner, Darjeeling Express
Andrea Pedrazzini
Andrea Pedrazzini
CEO, One Touch
Michele Yow
Michele Yow
Business Director, APAC, DoubleVerify
Fernando Machado
Fernando Machado
Chief Marketing Officer, Burger King
Noel Edmonds
Noel Edmonds
Broadcaster, Producer and Presenter, Positivity Radio
Paul Shearer
Paul Shearer
Chief Creative Officer, Impact BBDO
David Buttle
David Buttle
Global Marketing Director, FT
Ian McLernon
Ian McLernon
President and CEO, Remy Cointreau, Americas
Ryan Murray
Ryan Murray
Regional Director, APAC, WhiteOps
Nils Leonard
Nils Leonard
Founder, Uncommon
Clare Bailey
Clare Bailey
Consultant, The Retail Champion
Pratik Thakar
Pratik Thakar
Head of Integrated Marketing Communications, ASEAN, Coca-Cola
Paul Hood
Paul Hood
Digital Development Director, The Sun at News UK
Gary Raucher
Gary Raucher
Executive Vice President Category, EMEA, ASICS
Keith Weed
Keith Weed
President, Advertising Association
John Sculley
John Sculley
Former CEO of Apple, Former President of Pepsi
Amy Garrett
Amy Garrett
Managing Director, Beano Studios
Fara Howard
Fara Howard
Chief Marketing Officer, GoDaddy
Grainne  Wafer
Grainne Wafer
Global Brand Director, Guinness at Diageo
David A Steinberg
David A Steinberg
CEO, Zeta Global
Lisa Sherman
Lisa Sherman
President & CEO, The Advertising Council
Vicki Maguire
Vicki Maguire
Chief Creative Officer, Havas London
Frederick Levron
Frederick Levron
Worldwide Creative Partner, FCB Global
Brent Smart
Brent Smart
Chief Marketing Officer, IAG
Ben Golik
Ben Golik
Chief Creative Officer, M&C Saatchi London