The DIVA Awards

Join our panel discussion on data visualization in market research and see who has won the DIVA (Data Insight Visualization Award)!

The panel includes data viz gurus from client and agency-side. It’ll tackle such questions as how can market research catch up in visual communication, it’s sure to be a scintillating debate.

Find out more about the DIVAs and submit your entry here: http://insightinnovation.org/diva/

Moderated by Ron Stroeven (Infotools)

Executive Director, Infotools (New Zealand)

Ron Stroeven is a co-founder of Infotools, forming the company to pioneer new, easier ways of investigating research data, and to defy convention. He has a special interest in developing visualization tools within the expanding consumer intelligence space, to help see and understand the world through any consumer data. This interest is fulfilled in Ron’s role of heading R&D and innovation at Infotools. And in the spirit of pioneering, he has booked a flight into space with Virgin Galactic. Ron’s other interests include driving sports cars, rock concerts, philosophy, and science and technology.

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Gerard Loosschilder

Gerard Loosschilder is a visionary and creative market research leader with 25 years of global experience at the client and agency side working across consumer packaged goods, healthcare and technology businesses. He is passionate about having brands and businesses taking decisions based on timely and actionable market, customer and consumer insight. He is a change agent, consistently recognized as a contributor to the long-term success of the businesses he works with. As a scenario thinker with an inquisitive mind, Gerard likes to experiment to satisfy his curiosity and answer questions of “what if”?

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Tony Costella (MasterCard Worldwide)

VP/ Senior Business Leader, Strategy & Operations, MasterCard Worldwide (Belgium)

In his role leading Strategy & Operations for Global Products & Solutions Europe, Tony works on the integration of the Product, Marketing and Consulting groups of MasterCard, guiding strategy and investment decisions, innovation process and sales approach. Tony joined MasterCard in 2006, creating the Consumer & Market Intelligence function in the region having previously spent his formative years at Procter & Gamble, working across all of their major categories in Europe and Asia.

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Jason Anderson (Insights Meta)

President, Insights Meta (United States)

Jason Anderson is an entrepreneurially minded thinker, speaker, and technologist with an eye for trendspotting. With over 20 years experience in the software, technology, and entertainment industries, Jason currently serves as President at Insights Meta where he applies technology and gamification to consumer research challenges. He previously managed global consumer insights at Blizzard Entertainment, a premier global publisher of entertainment software. He’s also managed business intelligence teams at Microsoft Xbox and led the consulting practice at International Development Group, a boutique agency catering to the needs of the interactive entertainment industry. Jason blogs frequently on the market research industr, and serves as an advisor to researchers and game industry professionals.

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Tom De Ruyck (InSites Consulting)

Managing Parter & Head of Consumer Consulting Boards, InSites Consulting (Belgium)

Tom is Managing Partner & Head of Consumer Consulting Boards at InSites Consulting, in charge of InSites’ global activities in terms of community research: thought leadership, steering innovation and business development. Tom has given more than 200 speeches all around the world at major international marketing, research and technology conferences. He is co-author of ‘The Consumer Consulting Board’ and published over 60 white papers, articles in academic journals (a.o. IJMR, MISQ), business books and trade magazines. Tom was awarded for his work multiple times. Next to his work at InSites Consulting, Tom is guest lecturer at the Vlerick Business School (Belgium) & TiasNimbas (the Netherlands) and Adjunct Professor at IESEG School of Management (France) & EHSAL Management School (Belgium). He is also Co-founder & President of the research association BAQMaR and on the board of several other organizations.

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