Chief Strategy Officer
Somo

Respected throughout the digital industry for the breadth of his experience, his foresight and vision, and the quality of his strategic thinking, Ross is without doubt the Professor of Mobile!

He has over 20 years’ experience in digital media with 5 years focused on mobile. As Somo’s CSO, Ross advises global brands such as Red Bull, Audi and Universal Music on how to harness the potential of mobile technologies.

He was one of the founders of Virgin Games and has been called upon to advise 10 Downing Street and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on interactive media development. He has created award-winning digital strategies for clients including Reuters, Sony, British Airways and The Independent. Ross has been a founding member of six digital businesses throughout the last 15 years.

Ross is an expert in consumer behaviour, mobile usage and changes in the market. He has been a judge in all the major creative and effectiveness awards in digital marketing and a frequent keynote speaker at global industry conferences and events.

 

"The DADI's are my favourite awards to judge as they show the breadth and depth of excellence across, and integration of, all digital disciplines.   I'll be looking for entries that creatively solve real customer problems, prove effectiveness through data and above all make me jealous and wish I had been involved with that project."

Judging panel

Phil Jones

Founder & Organiser,
Podge Events

Lisa de Bonis

Executive Digital Director
Havas Media

Adam Boita

Head of Marketing
Pernod Ricard UK

Jon Dobinson

CEO
other

Flo Heiss

 
Studio of Art & Commerce

Andrew Holden

Global Digital Creative Director
 

Alan King

Executive Director, Head of Digital
Manning Gottlieb OMD

Claire Koryczan

Managing Partner
Decoded

Candace Kuss

Director of Social Media
H+K Strategies

Joanna Manning-Cooper

Director of Digital, Marketing and Communications
Rugby Football Union

John Mathers

Director of the British Design Fund and Consultant
 

Adam Powers

Chief Experience Officer
BBH

Cheyney Robinson

Chief Experience Officer, EMEA and APAC
Isobar

Ross Sleight

Chief Strategy Officer
Somo

David Smith

Brand consultant
 

Tiffany St James

Founder
Transmute

Lee Woodard

Global Chief Experience Officer
Crabtree & Evelyn