Panel: Creating a Successful Business

Moderated by Gregg Archibald (Gen2 Advisors) Managing Partner, Gen2 Advisors (United States) Twitter LinkedIn Company Website Steve August (FocusVision) Chief Innovation Officer, FocusVision (United States) Steve August serves as Chief Innovation Officer of Focusvision Worldwide and has been a leader in qualitative research technology for the past decade. Previously, Steve was Founder and CEO of Revelation where he created the Revelation | Next qualitative research platform for mobile diaries and insight communities. Based in Portland, Oregon, Steve has presented to IIeX, Esomar, the Market Research Association, the American Marketing Association, the Canadian MRIA, QRCA, and contributes regularly to Research World. Twitter LinkedIn Company Website Liz Musch Global Strategic Advisor (France) Liz Musch is a multicultural leader with a strong passion for transformation. She has been CEO (global, regional and local) of various marketing services organizations including Millard Brown, Added Value, and most recently Ipsos. She is known for her “get it done” style, strong business results, and her taste for innovation, be it with technology or the neurosciences. She is now a global strategic advisor to a number of multinationals, both in Europe and the US, and is on the board of a couple of exciting start-ups. Twitter LinkedIn François Pétavy (eYeka) CEO, eYeka (France) François has been focusing on the convergence between technology, marketing and content for more than 15 years. Before joining eYeka early 2008, he was a Director at eBay, in charge of developing the French marketplace on new areas of business. François’ past positions also include being a Producer at Ubi Soft (a video game publisher), and VP Project Management for AGENCY.COM:Paris (a digital agency). François Pétavy graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and Telecom ParisTech, and holds an MBA from INSEAD. Twitter LinkedIn Company Website Stephan Thun (MaritzCX) CEO Europe, MaritzCX (Germany) As a strategic leader, Stephan has brought disparate country organizations together to build an effective international machine. Using his innate entrepreneurial style, Stephan has delivered phenomenal results that resulted in unparalleled growth from the start. Prior to his new role, Stephan was responsible for the Maritz international business encompassing Europe and Asia Pacific. Early in his career, Stephan was an editorial journalist and consultant for a global consulting firm before he founded BASIS-KONTAKT, a successful German research company that was later acquired by Maritz in 2000. He continued to work as managing director in Germany before he took over responsibility for all of Europe in 2008 and additionally for Asia Pacific in 2011. Stephan is a regular speaker on global industry events and has published dozens of articles related to the future of international business in research, marketing, and customer experience management. Stephan holds a master’s degree in business administration. Twitter LinkedIn Company Website Jolique Weelink (MetrixLab) Managing Director, MetrixLab (Netherlands) Jolique is active in market research for many years. At MetrixLab she is engaged in integrating survey, social and enterprise data for clients. To get to data agnostic insights at global level, supporting business decisions of many clients. Related to product innovation, brand engagement and customer value. Twitter LinkedIn Company Website


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