Convention
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Speakers

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Tatjana Wismeth, Head of Distribution & Supply Chain Intelligence, GfK

Tatjana Wismeth, head of GfK´s Distribution and Supply Chain Intelligence at GfK, the global leader in market intelligence for sell-through & sell-out data for HighTech Markets. Tatjana is leading GfK´s Distribution and Supply Chain Intelligence department which is collecting sell-through data from distributors and wholesalers from the tech and durables sector across the globe and combining it with GfK´s unique POS information to analyze supply chains. Prior to this position, Tatjana has worked closely as consultant with International key clients from the IT industry. Before joining GfK, she has worked several years within the energy and technology industry focusing on Smart Home solutions. Tatjana has graduated in International Business Studies & International Management in Germany and Australia.

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Christian Riedl, Director Market Intelligence - Central Europe, GfK

Christian is leading GfK's Point-of Sales tracking services for Telecoms in Central Europe. Working with several international clients, Christian has a profound market expertise in mobile devices, wearables and smart home. Prior to joining GfK, he worked within the marketing and sales departments of other technology and automotive companies. Christian has graduated in business economics with emphasis on management and statistical methods and has several years of experience in HighTech Markets. gfk.com

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Sohjin Baek, Global Strategic Insights Manager, GfK

Sohjin Baek (Global Strategic Insights) is a recognized expert for market trends in the technology and durable goods area. Her team provides fact-based strategic analytics by integrating multiple sources of GfK research, including unique global Market Intelligence data and consumer studies. The team is transforming rich data into relevant insights on how the markets are changing and where they are evolving to. Sohjin’s professional focus is on the IT hardware business. gfk.com

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Nevin Francis, Global Strategic Insights Manager, GfK

Nevin is a recognized expert for market trends in the technology and durable goods area. His team provides fact-based strategic analytics by integrating various solutions of GfK research, including unique global Market Intelligence data and consumer studies. The team is transforming rich data into relevant insights on how the markets are changing and where they are evolving to. Nevin’s professional focus is on Small Domestic Appliances and Home & Living sectors including IoT products business.. gfk.com

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Semmy Levit, Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer, Platum

Semmy Levit has spent 18 years in the IT industry with leading roles across Europe. Levit has  extensive EMEA knowledge and a proven track record of building and developing successful multinational businesses. Levit has restructured and streamlined international organizations into profitability and efficiency, with substantial experience in launching new products as well as growing market share. After 7 years in the white goods industry, leading the EMEA sales and marketing operations for Candy Hoover and Haier, he acts now as CCO and CMO for Platum, the Italian-based R&D, engineering and distribution platform working to shape the future of urban e-mobility. He likes to push his limits as a Spartan Race runner and skydiver. platum.com

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Pradip Somaia, Partner, Regent Assay

Pradip is an experienced investment banker within the technology, media and telecommunications sector.  He is responsible for a wide range of advisory work and has managed over 70 assignments at Regent in the areas of acquisition, divestment and sale of businesses, funding, valuation and strategy consulting. Completed assignments include the divestment of AIControl Point (crisis and incident management software business) from Access Intellience Plc. to the Norwegian company, OneVoice,  and the sale of Widget (a European wearable technology distributor) to CMS Distribution. Pradip is a regular speaker/lecturer at TMT events/Institutions. Pradip is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.  regentassay.com

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Liam McSherry, Founder, flocq

Liam McSherry is a marketing and events professional with a keen interest in tech, sport and sustainability. His career kicked off with Samsung UK with various channel management and marketing projects for the Display & Storage Division. McSherry has worked in the tech and entertainment sectors for close to 20 years with roles and projects at companies including Gartner, United Business Media, London Zoo, The Barbican and DISTREE Events. McSherry launched flocq, a sustainable comms and partnerships business in 2021, and is working on a number of sustainability projects in the sports sector.

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