Eric Salama, CEO of Kantar leads Creative Data and Susan Lyne, President & Managing Partner, BBG Ventures leads Innovation
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | February 6, 2017
Lions Innovation in its third year in 2017 has announced the Presidents leading this yearâs juries.
Innovation Jury President, Susan Lyne, President and Managing Partner, BBG Ventures, is the first venture capitalist to take the helm. "The Innovation Lions honour the most creative and impactful use of technology to solve global problems, open minds, and transform business and society. Serving on last year's jury was a highpoint of my year, and I'm honoured to return this year as President,â commented Lyne.
Creative Data Jury President, Eric Salama, CEO of Kantar, said, "I was lucky enough to sit on the first Creative Data jury two years ago and Iâm thrilled to be back as President. In those two intervening years, clients and agencies have come a long way in their use of data. The bar is set higher. Now we take for granted things we considered extraordinary two years ago. So what Iâm looking for is incredible creative work thatâs inspired by great use of data, which will make people say "I wish Iâd been involved in that" and inspire the next generation.â
Alongside awarding the best work across Innovation and Creative Data, the two-day Lions Innovation event at this yearâs Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, has launched The Discovery Zone, a dedicated programme for early-stage tech companies. The Zone invites 100 game-changing start-ups from across the global tech ecosystem to join forces with the biggest players in advertising and marketing, including exclusive mentoring opportunities and round table discussions.
Rob Dembitz, the Cannes Lions Global Head of Innovation, responsible for driving the Festivalâs engagement with the tech community and embedding innovation-themed content across the whole event, said, âItâs exciting to bring Susan and Ericâs vast experience to lead our juries. This yearâs Lions Innovation is set to be our best yet. Our new Discovery Zone wonât be a conference, itâs all about real connection and collaboration - itâll encompass the latest tech innovators from all corners of the globe and enable the Cannes Lions community to experience a future-focussed vision of the industry.â
Over two days, more than 100 industry-leading speakers will take part in Lions Innovation. New Meet-Ups and more networking opportunities will ensure making new contacts is easier than ever.
Lions Innovation runs from 19-20 June, in Cannes, France. The early-bird deadline ends at Midnight GMT, 23 February 2017.