We had a blast in London! A big 'thank you' to all our speakers attendees, and sponsors for coming along to the Programmatic Pioneers Summit

What is the Programmatic Pioneers Summit?

Programmatic Pioneers Summit is the leading European conference for marketers who want to transform their programmatic strategies. Whether in-house or outsourced, PPS brings together the entire ecosystem: the Brands, Agencies, Publishers and Tech companies who are challenging convention and shaping the future of programmatic marketing.


Through small, interactive peer-to-peer working groups as well as inspirational case studies, delegates will learn how to build a dynamic programmatic strategy, from mobile display to creative messaging, from establishing a winning brand/agency relationship to the challenges of bringing it in-house, and everything in between.

"Really hits the nail on the head. Enough detail to walk away with a good action plan, but also very topical debates which are raging through our industry. If you are a senior manager through to CMO, you should be there!”

Nick Bamber, Media Director, Betsson Group

Be Inspired – Our Featured Keynotes Included:

Scott-Allen Microsoft

Scott Allen


Gerhard-Louw DeutscheTelekom

Gerhard Louw

Head of International Media Management & Digital Transformation
Deutsche Telekom

Henrik-Schulte Swarovski-logo

Henrik Schulte

Head of Procurement Media & Digital

Daniel-Spiers the-guardian

Daniel Spears

Programmatic Director
The Guardian

Chris-Williams Publicis-Media

Chris William

Publicis Media

Blake-Cuthbert omd

Blake Cuthbert

Chief Digital Officer

James-Harris CARAT

James Harris

Global Chief Digital Officer

Jamie-West Sky

Jamie West

Managing Director

“I’ve never seen so many leading brand advertisers sharing actionable takeaways; this was a revelation and really helped me to understand the eco-system.”

Barbara Agus, Head of Programmatic EMEA & LATAM, Time Inc

Why you need to join us


  • Learn how to take charge of your programmatic strategies by bringing them in-house
  • Transform your agency relationship to get better control and transparency of your campaign investments
  • Identify clearer metrics on which marketing channels are contributing to your business outcomes
  • Learn how the General Data Protection Regulation will impact your use of customer data


  • Identify where your clients are looking to grow and help them realise their programmatic dream
  • Learn how to make the most of your data in order to optimise your clients’ campaigns
  • Learn how to maintain your market share through innovations that will keep you ahead of the competition


  • Discover what advertisers really think at the industry’s only content-led conference on programmatic
  • Ensure that the value of your inventory is increasing
  • Develop practices such as Ads.tx to contribute to a cleaner and more transparent digital ad ecosystem

Consultants, Solution and Software Providers

  • Inspire programmatic professionals on how to activate data to improve their advertising campaigns - capturing the customer’s attention when and where it matters most
  • Demonstrate how marketers can track their customers’ activities online and offline in order to measure and optimise campaigns in real-time and drive profitable growth
  • Share innovative mobile video advertising platforms that deliver the highest engagement with customers

“With a rich line up of advertisers, publishers and agencies, PPS is definitely a "one-stop" event that gave me programmatic best practice in just 2 days”

Jeremy Depauw, Associate Director - Digital Shopper Marketing, Coca Cola European Partners




Thought-Leading Speakers


Interactive Roundtables, Boardrooms, Workshops


Hours of Networking

Who Attends Programmatic Pioneers Summit?

Over 200 programmatic professionals from Europe’s leading brands, agencies and publishers


“Fantastic speakers with real insights into how they're using programmatic”

Ben Staves, Head of Programmatic, Maximum Media

Why Attend Programmatic Pioneers Summit?

Learn from the best of the best

Be inspired by the leaders thinking ahead of the curve and shaping the future of programmatic marketing. And walk away with practical insights on the impact of GDPR, advanced mobile advertising, VoD, addressable TV, creative use of data, increasing viewability, retention strategies, analytics and more.

The most interactive programmatic summit to date

Solve strategic programmatic challenges during 60+interactive case studies, roundtable discussions, creative boardrooms and workshops across 2 value-packed days.

We’re a community. Your community

Network with over 200 programmatic professionals from Europe’s leading brands, agencies and publishers. Make new contacts and develop lasting relationships with over 10 hours of networking.