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Google Spikes Asia Rise of the Machines

TBWA\, Google and Standard Chartered to discuss the future of Machines + Marketers


By Charlotte McEleny, Asia Editor

September 12, 2017 | 2 min read

The Drum is launching a new event in Singapore, alongside partners TBWA\, which will bring together marketing leaders to discuss the new relationship between Machines + Marketers.

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The Drum and TBWA\ present Machines + Marketers

Some of the first names to be added to the event include Standard Chartered global head of digital and retail marketing Sam Ahmed, Google Asia Pacific managing director Jo Flint, TBWA\Digital Arts Network’s regional president and innovation director Tuomas Peltoniemi and TBWA\ chief operating officer Philip Brett. Further speakers will be announced in due course.

The lunchtime event on 28 September 2017 will consist of two panels. Machines will look at the growing influence of artificial intelligence on the industry and will specifically look at how this influences talent and skills. The foundation of this panel is a comprehensive study in Asia Pacific by TBWA\ and Hall & Partners called ‘The Rise of the Machines’.

The second panel will be a live chat version of a regular series on The Drum which poses the question; ‘Does the Marketing Industry Have a Marketing Problem?’ The panel will look at the reasons why talent and culture is harder to foster in traditional marketing businesses, how the industry needs to adapt, and whether the marketing industry does have its own marketing problem.

The event is free to attend but spaces are limited so do register to secure a place. The event will run from midday until 3pm on 28th September, with a chance to network after, and takes place at The Projector on Beach Road in Singapore.

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