The APAC Search Awards have been celebrating the Search Industry since 2021.

The Awards are accredited ‘Outstanding’ by the Independent Awards Standards Council – Trust Mark Scheme.

Judged by esteemed industry experts who follow a robust two-step judging process that includes pre-scoring to establish the shortlist and panel discussion to determine winners and in some cases a Silver, the awards are ethical, transparent and respected.

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Our Judges

Muhammad Umer
Muhammad Umer | HOD PPC - Google Ads Globital | PPC Consultant | PPC Freelance Service Provider |
A proactive, creative & committed individual with 8+ years of experience in Paid Search. SEM & PPC Expert, Google certified. Pro in creating, developing & implementing effective paid advertising strategies for businesses.
Alex Natthaphon Kanjarnavoranun
Alex Natthaphon Kanjarnavoranun | VP / Lead, Digital Campaign Planning & Execution Manager | Siam Commercial Bank of Thailand
Alex is a highly experienced digital marketer in paid and owned media channels, a content marketer, and SEO expert since 2008. He is a founder of ABACTODAY which is an ed-tech with an online community and e-learning platform for students. He was head of SEO at Lazada Thailand which was one of the largest E-commerce Unicorn in Thailand and South East Asia, before stepping up to SEO Lead position as the first marketing person in Traveloka, another Unicorn in South East Asia and had shown highly successful macro and micro-influencers strategies and proven result in SEO and Social Medias. He also led paid media channels in Thailand and Vietnam for Flight product which is undoubtedly highly competitive in the market. Not only online marketing, but he was also AVP Head of Marketing at Robinson Online under Central Group which led the omnichannel marketing team from digital campaign execution to offline marketing in Robinson department stores, which has 44 branches in Thailand, considered to be the most coverage department stores in Thailand. Currently, he is VP / Lead in Digital Campaign Planning & Execution Manager at SCB bank, focusing on digital banking and transformation under SCBx's vision, which is one of the largest digital tech-savvy public companies or banks in South East Asia. Moreover, he usually provides free public speaking about SEO, digital marketing, and any general topic.
Aleyda Solis
Aleyda Solis | International SEO Consultant | Orainti
Aleyda Solis is an International SEO Consultant and founder of Orainti -a specialized, boutique SEO consultancy-, blogger, speaker, author, who also offers actionable SEO tips in her weekly YouTube video series "Crawling Mondays", the #SEOFOMO newsletter, with a summary of the latest news in SEO, and the Free SEO Learning Roadmap, LearningSEO.io. Aleyda has been awarded as the European Search Personality of the Year in 2018, and is also co-founder of Remoters.net, a remote work hub offering a free remote job board, how-to's, interviews, tools, colivings, events for remote based professionals and teams.
Brian Thornton
Brian Thornton | Performance and Digital Marketing Leader | Clas Ohlson
With a career spanning nearly 15 years, Brian has a deep understanding of marketing dynamics, having worked on both the agency and brand sides. This unique perspective allows him to craft comprehensive strategies that align with business' specific goals and objectives. Brian's versatility shines through his experience across various industry verticals. He has successfully executed marketing campaigns for companies ranging from startups to global enterprises, harnessing his analytical prowess to deliver exceptional results.
Cheryl Hill
Cheryl Hill | Director of Digital Marketing | SkipTheDishes
platform that curates user feeds to match similar users based on shopping behavior, preferences and Parallel’s proprietary fit technology. Previous to Parallel, Cheryl served for 4 years at SkipTheDishes, Canada’s leading and largest food delivery network as the Director of Digital Marketing, contributing over 1000% increase in sales and 400% user growth in the time she was there. With a passion for start-up and scale-up and as a growth leader with 19 years of experience in the digital marketing space across finance, logistics, travel & retail sectors, she has demonstrated success in driving significant return on investment, setting and achieving full funnel marketing goals based on business objectives, utilized personalization and automation, and actively pursued new and innovative ways to apply digital marketing practices to hit and exceed targets on budget.
Dawn Anderson
Dawn Anderson | Founder | Bertey
Dawn Anderson lectures on search and digital marketing strategy at Manchester Metropolitan University, is an international conference speaker (UK, US, AUS, IT), a trainer, and runs a digital marketing and international SEO consultancy agency, Bertey based in Manchester, UK. Dawn has spoken at some of the leading UK and global search marketing conferences, including Pubcon (Las Vegas and Florida), SASCON (Manchester, UK), European Search Conference (Liverpool, UK), Search Leeds (Leeds, UK), Brighton SEO (Brighton, UK), SMX London (London, UK), SMX East (San Jose, US), Ungagged London (London, UK), Ungagged Las Vegas (Las Vegas, US), MozCon (Seattle, US) and State of Search (Dallas, US). Dawn has also spoken at conference across Europe and as far afield as Australia. Dawn has been in digital marketing and SEO for 12+ years and works with leading brands providing digital marketing and SEO strategy and consultancy across a number of sectors. She is a Northern Digital, UK, EU and US Search Awards Judge. Dawn also contributes to leading search marketing industry publications such as Search Engine Land, Search Engine Journal, The SEMPost, State of Digital and Smart Insights. Dawn also supervises Masters dissertation students undertaking their MSc in digital marketing strategy at Manchester Metropolitan University and also lectures and undertakes workshops on search and marketing analytics teaching International Fashion Promotion students at Manchester Fashion Institute
Judith Lewis
Judith Lewis | Founder & CEO | Decabbit Consultancy
Judith is a renowned international speaker, writer, trainer, blogger and digital media consultant specialising in applying strategic understanding of digital technologies to help businesses innovate and optimise their effectiveness within the new, networked communications environment. She is a regular speaker around the world on SEO, content strategy, link building, paid media, and digital strategy, and has been recognised by her peers as one of the most influential people in the UK digital industry. Judith judges the industry leading Search Awards around the world, and has every year since their inception. She has worked with market-leading global businesses including Google, NatWest/RBS, National Gallery, Fidelity, GalaCoral, NBC Universal, Readers Digest, Bayer, Family Search, Amadeus, AMD, AmEx , Virgin.com, Virgin Startup & more. She has over 23 years of experience, predating Google in her entry into the market, and now runs her own consultancy. She has worked both in-house and agency-side. Judith also blogs about chocolate, has contributed to the book “Pimp My Site” and the Econsultancy guide to Paid Search and rewrote the large foundational Econsultancy Best Practice Guide to SEO.
Gerry White
Gerry White | VP of Growth | Mirador Local
Gerry White has been in the industry for 20+ years, with a background in development he transitioned to technical marketing leading on SEO, analytics and digital growth strategies for companies, agencies, the government and corporations such as the BBC. In the past few years Gerry has spoken at conferences around the globe including Paris, Germany, USA and of course the UK. Gerry was the Technical SEO Lead for Just Eat a FTSE 100 company in 12 markets as well as consulting for other e-commerce brands. Gerry was the SEO Director for Rise at Seven from 2020 to 2021 when they grew from 15 to 115 people before returning client side as the head of SEO at Oda an international supermarket.
Dhaval Doshi
Dhaval Doshi | Managing Director | Location Bank
Dhaval Doshi is a business leader with vast experience in digital marketing, ecommerce and entrepreneurship. Over his 15 year career span, he has worked closely with CXOs to influence key areas of business such as go-to-market strategy, business development, brand-building and technology initiatives. Currently, he consults retail and D2C brands in helping them leverage cutting-edge, AI-based SaaS solutions.
Dina Okeil
Dina Okeil | SEO Manager | Carrefour Egypt
Dina Taha has been in the Marketing industry for 20+ years, with a background in both Offline and Online marketing in the MENA region covering different industries like Pharmaceuticals, Education, Retail and finally E-Commerce, Dina is the SEO Manager for Carrefour Egypt one of the biggest retail players in Middle East (Majed Al Futtaim). Dina’s role is to leverage both SEO and ASO activities for Carrefour’s Online presence in terms of website and mobile application. She is a big advocate for data-led decisions and loves digging through numbers. Her regional roles allowed her to get the essence of different markets in Middle East & North Africa. Dina has a passion for training too; she has a number of guided SEO courses on Coursera. Dina believes in continuous learning and stretching her capabilities, so she pursued study MIBA (Major: International Marketing) and graduated from ESLSCA -Paris. In her time off she loves traveling & exploring different cultures and doing adventure activities
Dolores McLaren
Dolores McLaren | Head of SEO CBU | Vodafone UK
Dolores is a highly experienced and knowledgeable professional in the field of Digital marketing. With 20 years of experience in the industry and a specific focus on SEO, CRO, and UX for the past 12 years. As the Head of SEO at Vodafone, she is responsible for overseeing the company's SEO strategy and managing both internal team members and external partners. Dolores has a strong track record of delivering results and maximizing ROI for clients, as demonstrated by her previous roles at Publicis Media and Reprise. Her passion for technology and innovation drives her to continuously improve her digital and coding skills. She has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.
Dateme Tamuno
Dateme Tamuno | Head of Digital Marketing | SemanticGeek
Dateme is a digital marketer with experience running organic and paid search campaigns for companies across several verticals. Currently, he is the head of digital marketing for a student accommodation agency in London. A regular speaker at BrightonSEO and often challenging search marketers to create a deeper understanding of the user intent that transcends the informational, navigational, commercial, and transactional classifications. He has completed ten marathons and has a goal of running 50 before he turns 50.
Eli Schwartz
Eli Schwartz | Growth Advisor and SEO Strategic Consultant |
Eli Schwartz is an SEO expert and consultant with more than a decade of experience driving successful SEO and growth programs for leading B2B and B2C companies. He helps clients like Shutterstock, BlueNile, Quora, Getaround, Mixpanel, and Zendesk build and execute Global SEO strategies that dramatically increase their organic visibility at scale. In the past, Eli led the SEO team at SurveyMonkey, building organic search from nearly zero to one of the largest growth drivers at the company. He helped launched SurveyMonkey’s first APAC office and oversaw international SEO pre- and post-IPO. Prior to SurveyMonkey, he led user acquisition at High Gear Media, pushing the company from 500,000 new users to 6 million every month in just three years. Eli frequently speaks at marketing events across the U.S., Asia, and Europe, and he authors columns published on Search Engine Land, Marketing Land, and Search Engine Journal. His work has been featured on sites ranging from Techcrunch to the Y Combinator blog. He has guest lectured at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, Singapore’s Civil Service College, and the Founder’s Institute. Eli regularly appears as a guest on top industry podcasts such as Y Combinator, Everybody Hate’s Marketers, and Search Nerds.
Grant Simmons
Grant Simmons | Senior SEO Strategist | Healthcare Success
Grant is a Senior SEO Strategist with over 30 years in marketing with an emphasis on digital channels and focus on collaborative SEO consulting, analytics, content, and performance-based successes for Fortune 500 enterprises, local, multi-location, national, and international companies and organizations. Grant’s experience spans real estate, healthcare, addiction, e-commerce, senior care, technology, travel, and employment verticals, often sharing his experience and insights in vertical-industry podcasts, webinars, and publications, and as a speaker at SEO & marketing conferences worldwide, including; Pubcon, LRTCon, Chiang Mai SEO, Brighton SEO. SMX, and more.
Iain Addy
Iain Addy | Head of Digital | Dabble
Iain Addy 13 years of experience, across both agency and brand side teams, and has helped to deliver strategic growth for some of the world’s best-known brands in the UK and Australia. Iain has experience creating & implementing effective paind and organic search strategies for a wide range of businesses and investment levels. He is currently Head of Digital at Dabble Sports where he is responsible for developing and delivering the digital media strategy to help achieve the business objectives.
Jaaved Khatree
Jaaved Khatree | SEO Consultant | Jambread
Jaaved runs Jambread, a bespoke SEO consultancy in Dubai that focuses on reliable SEO advice you can launch a rocket from. Constantly curious, with an insatiable appetite for all things digital, Jaaved is always looking for answers which is why he excels in Search. Jaaved first went online in the mid 90s and has been connected ever since. An SEO competition in 2004 piqued his interest in Search Marketing and after dabbling in PPC and eventually moving into SEO, he hasn’t looked back. Jaaved was a founding staff member of Dejan SEO, a renowned Australian SEO agency and has served hundreds of clients in his native Australia, New Zealand and across the MENA region. In his 15+ years in Search, he’s worked across just about every industry with notable brands such as Etihad Airways, Atlantis The Palm Dubai, Fuji Xerox Australia, Gulf News, OSN, The Property Finder Group (MENA), The First Group, Spinneys, Waitrose as well as hundreds of small businesses and startups from around the world.
Janna Pugh
Janna Pugh | SEO Specialist | Five9
Janna Pugh is a SEO Specialist with a history of agency and in-house work. She has recently been nationally recognized as the Industry Rising Star in Conductor's 2022 C2 Summit and regularly speaks with college classes about the essentials of organic marketing. With her passion for SEO, she knows firsthand how to make the smallest and largest websites succeed organically. Her areas of focus specialize in enterprise SEO, with scalability and automation for both small and large SEO teams. Her varied approach to SEO combines on-site content with off-site brand management. In her free time, she loves trying out new recipes and reading mystery novels.
Kaylee Peterson
Kaylee Peterson | Head of SEO | We Buy Any Home
Kaylee Peterson is the Head of SEO for We Buy Any Home, Sold.CO.UK, and Proffered. She has a background in digital marketing, PR, and operations both in-house and agency. She specializes in content SEO and customer relationship management and is passionate about user experience. American-born, Kaylee holds a B.S. in Public Relations from Kent State University, and an MBA from Richmond University in London.
Krzysztof Marzec
Krzysztof Marzec | CEO & Technical SEO, Google Ads & Analytics Trainer | DevaGroup
Head of 300+ clients agency with 16+ years of SEM experience. One of the top Google Ads & Analytics Trainers in Poland. Selected by Google for Google Partners Academy project and Big6 project. Certified in both Google Ads and Google Analytics as an individual professional. 7+ years of experience in one of Poland's largest sites - Interia.pl (Head of SEO). Lecturer at Jagiellonian University, AGH University of Science and Technology, and the Tischner European University. Speaker at dozens of conferences recently won 1st place at SEO and 1st place at SEM days at largest polish conference I love marketing. Founder and organizer of semKRK, BarCamp gathering up to 500 participants of the SEM industry.
Lukas Adamec
Lukas Adamec | Freelancer & CEO | Abadam Marketing
Lukas Adamec has been working within Paid Digital for 11+ years, during which he transitioned from an employee to a freelancer & CEO of Abadam Marketing. In the last 5 years Lukas has focused on Consultancy - working with established agencies to deliver client growth. His focus is particularly on international paid opportunities, from Google to Yandex, from Naver to Baidu, from Yahoo JP to Seznam. Lukas is a firm believer in knowledge sharing and enjoys discussing experiences with established online marketers as well as providing training to new colleagues. During his time off, Lukas recharges his energy by being disconnected from online influences and instead spends his time on wildlife photography.
Lukasz Zelezny
Lukasz Zelezny | SEO Expert & Consultant |
Lukasz Zelezny, UK Search Awards judge, Top10 UK Social Media influencer and former director of organic performance at uSwitch / Zoopla. Currently is working as an independent SEO Consultant helping in organic traffic acquisition, technical SEO and content marketing. Lukasz Zelezny, UK Search Awards judge, Top10 UK Social Media influencer and former director of organic performance at uSwitch / Zoopla. Currently is working as an independent SEO Consultant helping in organic traffic acquisition, technical SEO and content marketing. Lukasz started his career in 2005 and has since been responsible for the organic performance of a number of companies including HomeAway, Thomson Reuters, The Digital Property Group, Fleetway Travel, uSwitch, Zoopla. Each year Lukasz is speaking at many SEO and social media conferences. He was a speaker at ClickZ Shanghai China, ClickZ Jakarta Indonesia, SiMGA Malta, SES London as well as Marketing Festival in Brno, Brighton SEO in Brighton and UnGagged in London. Every year he is actively participating in 10 to 20 events as an SEO/Social Media keynote speaker. Additionally, he organizes workshops and meetups where he is sharing tips around SEO, Social Media and Analytics. To get in touch with Lukasz simply search “Lukasz Zelezny” or visit https://Zelezny.uk
Lyndon Barnett
Lyndon Barnett | Senior Digital Content and SEO Manager | Vodafone
As the Senior Digital Content and SEO Manager at Vodafone Australia, Lyndon uses digital content strategically to drive quality organic traffic and online conversion. When not optimising websites, he enjoys travelling and has explored more than 75 countries so far.
Umar Khan
Umar Khan | Sr. Digital Marketing Manager | Emaar
Umar is a passionate digital marketer with over 12 years of experience in managing high budget digital marketing campaigns. With experience and expertise on all the verticals of Digital Channels including SEO, Google Ads, Social Media, Content Marketing, Programmatic, Marketing automation, CRO, UX, analytics etc. Umar has worked with top companies in UAE and currently linked with EMAAR as the Senior. Digital Marketing Manager. He also conducts digital marketing corporate workshops & regular classes for well-known educational institutes in Dubai.
Matt Beswick
Matt Beswick | Co-founder | Aira
Matt is the co-founder of Aira, one of the UK's leading agencies, has worked in Search Marketing for over a decade, and is a regular speaker at some of the industry's most renowned conferences. A technical marketer at heart, his expertise lies in SEO and Paid Media, and can be regularly heard asking Aira's PR team stupid questions that he should really know the answer to by now. He also likes bourbon
Max Peters
Max Peters | Regional Head of SEO | Hello Health Group
Max has been working in SEO within South East Asia for 13 years and is currently the Regional Head of SEO for Hello Health Group. Hello Health Group is the leading Digital Health company in Asia focusing on the development of medically reviewed, health & wellness information in local languages with over 38 million unique monthly users with over 110,000 pieces of published content in 9 languages. Prior to Hello Health, he was the SEO director at one of Thailand’s leading, award-winning agencies, Primal, serving clients such as national Banks and international supermarkets. Before joining Primal, he headed up SEO for eatigo, a restaurant reservation platform servicing 8 countries across South, East and SouthEast Asia. Before taking the reins at eatigo he managed the SEO for South East Asia’s leading eCommerce platform, Lazada. During this time, he helped them grow to be the largest eCommerce platform in the region with 100 million+ pages, receiving 10s of millions of organic visits per day across 6 countries. Max specialises in multilingual/location SEO at scale for Start-ups, eCommerce, marketplaces and publishers; with a very deep understanding of the technical aspects of SEO.
Michael Emiliani
Michael Emiliani | Paid Marketing Manager | Amazon PPC
Mike is a seasoned digital marketing expert with a decade of experience in PPC and digital media. His passion lies in developing and growing businesses through comprehensive, integrated digital media campaigns. His ability to draw on knowledge and experiences from a wide range of challenges from his time in-house, agency-side and as a consultant has given him a unique depth and breadth to solving complex problems in PPC and broadly digital marketing. Mike has shared insights as a contributing writer and speaker at events. His extensive knowledge has also earned her the distinction of being a featured subject matter expert at Endicott College in Massachusetts, a contributor to industry blogs and recipient of the 2018 Interactive Marketing Award.
Mohammadreza Hasanpour
Mohammadreza Hasanpour | Senior SEO Specialist | Snapp
Mohammadreza began as a digital advertiser, transitioning to a digital marketer and SEO specialist. Now, he has over five years of experience in SEO, working with organizations of all sizes and various industries, including highly competitive markets such as Insurance, Health, Finance, and E-commerce, among others. Currently, he holds the position of Senior SEO at Snapp, a Ride-Hailing App. Although he freelanced as an SEO expert for some time, he has been entirely devoted to in-house SEO for almost four years. His expertise lies in technical SEO and strategy. Lately, he has been practicing SEO automation and machine learning.
Motoko Hunt
Motoko Hunt | President | AJPR
Since establishing AJPR in 1998, Motoko Hunt has been providing online marketing services to various companies around the world. Her extensive knowledge of Asia and Japanese markets proves to be highly valuable as her consulting services have made a significant impact on global marketing campaigns for some of the world’s most popular multinational brands. Besides being published in industry websites and printed media, Motoko is a frequent speaker at global search marketing conferences, giving seminars and training about topics on International Search Marketing.
Natalie Slater
Natalie Slater | SEO Consulant |
Natalie Mott has almost 15 years’ experience in leading SEO teams and in hands-on delivery of effective technical and on-page SEO, digital PR, and content marketing strategies for some of the world's best-known brands, across a wide range of verticals. Natalie is also an experienced industry speaker, a keen advocate for mental health support within the marketing industry, and a champion for diversity and inclusion within the field.
Pankaj Pilaniwala
Pankaj Pilaniwala | Product Manager | Google
Pankaj Pilaniwala is an insightful Product leader who has extensive experience in creating impactful products that can grow businesses and change lives. He's led and built products in Edtech, Fintech, and other customer-facing technologies - including running a startup that gamified learning experience. He understands how to create data-driven products that give customers what they need. He brings together expertise in tech, and people management skills when it comes to creating an aesthetically pleasing tech ecosystem. His product acumen makes him an inspirational leader. He is an expert in his field. He is a true innovator who constantly explores new technologies to create new solutions to provide customers with the best possible experiences and has a proven track record of delivering delightful product experiences.
Andor Palau
Andor Palau | Independent international SEO consultant |
Andor is an independent international SEO consultant based in Berlin, Germany, and has started his online career back in 2009. Having worked both in-house, as well as on the agency side, he is currently advising online shops, classifiers, marketplaces, and other companies regarding international organic growth strategies as well as technical SEO issues as an independent SEO consultant. He is former Head of SEO at Peak Ace, where he was responsible for SEO and managed a 20+ people team of SEO consultants and editors. Before joining the agency side, Andor was In-house SEO for a top-3 comparison portal in highly competitive verticals such as insurance, power, and telco. Andor’s core expertise is strategic SEO as well as technical SEO, covering topics such as crawlability, indexing management, migrations, and site structure optimization. He is a lecturer at the afs Akademie in Germany, which has made it its mission to offer quality education and training in the field of SEO.
Rejoice Ojiaku
Rejoice Ojiaku | SEO Specialist & Content Strategist | Feedia LTD
Rejoice Ojiaku is an SEO Specialist & Content Strategist, as well as the Co-Founder of B-DigitalUK – a platform for showcasing and empowering black talent in the UK digital marketing scene. Her expertise lies in SEO, Diversity and inclusion, all bolstered by strong personal branding both online and offline.
Reyhaneh Jafari
Reyhaneh Jafari | SEO expert | 365 Digital Consulting
She is a SEO expert with 3+ years at experience with different companies who is hungry to learn and provides creative solutions to unique problems. She started her job with content strategy and continued her path to SEO. She is Skilled at technical optimization, on-page and off-page SEO, keyword research, project management, and content marketing funnel analysis. She has experiences in Google Ads and other digital marketing channels but her specialty is SEO. She tries to lead her life towards my interests and faces every challenge in this way while enjoying the whole path.
Rodney Ferro
Rodney Ferro | Consultant and Search Engine Optimisation |
Rodney’s career started in SEO many moons ago, well before Google. Over the past 22 years he has focused on developing digital strategies for various industries, mainly including services based and NFP organisations. During his time at Clemenger BBDO he worked with some of Australia’s most recognised brands like BMW, Hoyts, Diabetes Victoria, Benetas and Masterfoods mainly on website design / development and online marketing strategies. Rodney soon discovered a gap in the market between client and agency and formed a consultancy practice to help fill this void, born PN Digital. With a strong focus on helping clients maximize their digital budgets, improving communication between agencies / clients and building outcome based strategies Rodney soon began to build a team around him to improve results for their clients. Now with a team of around 18 specialists all professionals in their field, PN Digital is able to provide digital marketing strategy for not-for-profits, crafting practical, evidence-based strategies to help them build an impactful online presence. He has since worked with purpose driven organisations such as Brite Disability Services, FYA, Cool Australia, Social Traders and Childsafe, helping them shine online. Rodney can often be found speaking at not-for-profit conferences and events, presenting about the various challenges around digital marketing, building a team and getting results. Helping not-for-profits deliver their services to the people who need it most.
Sharda Kumari
Sharda Kumari | Staff Systems Engineer | Airbnb, Inc.
Sharda is an accomplished Global Business Technology leader with 15+ years’ experience in CRM and Enterprise Architecture. She has an outstanding track record in industry verticals including Tourism & Hospitality, Communications, Banking, High-Tech and has spent time shaping innovative engineering practices across successful organizations like Airbnb, Salesforce, Wells Fargo, and Avaya. An eminent thought leader in the CRM applications space she has written academic literature and white papers spanning across verticals where innovative ideas around CRM have a sizable impact. Go to Market and Customer focused business process improvement and enterprise applications leader offering a wealth of experience in shaping strategies, architecting, and leveraging under-utilized segments in cloud computing to drive business transformation, revenue growth, customer acquisition and retention, cost savings, employee engagement and customer satisfaction. Proven enterprise architecture leader, with outstanding record of developing and sustaining partnerships across business, IT, Product and Engineering, technology roadmap development, process reengineering, change management and adoption. Sharda has advanced the cause of generosity and given back to the community by volunteering time in food banks, shelters and old age homes while also contributing her technical expertise in helping non-profit organizations like NYPR in its Salesforce implementation. Sharda has been prominent in ventures supporting Women and Non-binary Tech Talent and serves as an inspiration for mentoring women and underrepresented groups in the technology industry.
Shaad Cajee
Shaad Cajee | Head of Marketing | ReiThera
Shaad is an agile and entrepreneurial life sciences professional with experience in marketing and sales across the pharmaceutical, med-tech, and biotechnology sectors. As the world accelerates toward a new healthcare frontier, his life mission is to enable patients to access the right medications at the right time. He achieves this through the development and commercialization of biopharmaceutical products. He is also the host of "Inside Revelations with ReiThera," where guests from across the industry come together to discuss the ever-changing landscape of biotechnology, better preparing us for the future ahead. Outside of work, Shaad enjoys spending time with his wife and son, exploring different parts of Italy, practicing yoga on the beach, and learning to cook Italian dishes from the best chef—his mother-in-law!
Sophie Westall
Sophie Westall | Paid Search Manager | Autodesk
Sophie Westall is a Paid Search Manager at a leading SaaS company, Autodesk, for the APJ region. She has 9 years of global experience working in digital marketing across in-house companies, agency side and on a consulting basis. Sophie has a keen interest in digital strategy, automation and connecting brands to their target market. When she is not working, she is travelling the world!
Stuart P. Turner
Stuart P. Turner | Managing Director | Flow State Marketing
Stuart is a qualified philosopher and natural contrarian. He is currently focusing his energies on building B2B solutions business Flow State Marketing.
Trond Lyngbø
Trond Lyngbø | Senior SEO Consultant & Founder | Search Planet AS
Trond Lyngbø is the founder of Search Planet and a senior SEO Consultant. He has over two decades of experience in SEO, e-commerce, content strategy and digital analysis. His clients include multinational Fortune 500 corporations and major Norwegian companies. Trond has helped grow businesses through more effective search marketing and SEO strategies. He is most passionate about working with e-commerce companies and web shops to develop and expand their omni-channel marketing initiatives.
Ulrika Viberg
Ulrika Viberg | CEO/Senior SEO Consultant | Unikorn
Ulrika Viberg is the founder of the Sweden based SEO agency Unikorn and a Senior SEO consultant, working with larger e-commerce B2Cs and medium B2Bs with the common goal of creating a solid experience for the end-user and to achieve their organic search goals. With 16 years of experience in search, Ulrika focuses on user-centric SEO where technical; content and strategy SEO meets UX and customer journeys. She has also developed the model of the Search Customer Journey. Ulrika is also a speaker for conferences such as BrightonSEO and SMX Advanced and podcasts such as Majestic’s SEO in 2023. Ulrika has worked with both organic and paid search, in-house and as a consultant at medium, large and enterprise sized businesses such as eBay and Rocket Internet. Unikorn is a Sweden based SEO agency focusing on user-centric SEO combined with web analysis. Unikorn helps larger e-commerce B2Cs and medium B2Bs with the common goal of creating a solid experience for the end-user.
Veronika Höller
Veronika Höller | Global SEO Lead | CompuGroup
Veronika is a Global SEO Lead and has worked in SEO and PPC marketing for over 14 years. She started as a copywriter and PPC Manager in a little Ads Agency. She has continuously developed herself further into the direction of SEO. Over the years, she has worked as a digital marketing manager in agencies and international companies, including CompuGroup where she is now. International SEO and PPC Strategies are Top of her priority list. She views SEO as a whole puzzle and not just individual sub-areas, hence why she trained herself in all areas – content, technology, PPC, SMM and UX. Today she spreads her knowledge as a speaker on the stages of international digital marketing conferences such as BrightonSEO, SMX advanced, International Search Summit etc. For her all digital marketing channels have to be united to get the best of your website.

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