Chief Strategy Officer

David is an authority in Digital & Mobile - regularly presenting at events, contributing to publications, and leading an agency on the rise. He is focussed on the evolving and future role of brands, customer experience and creative innovation to build transformative game changing solutions.

At Nimbletank, the UK’s most awarded mobile agency, he creates compelling experiences for brands such as Santander, BBC, ASOS, Lloyds & Jameson Whiskey along with trail blazing start-ups.

He's served on the MMA EMEA Board, been voted a BIMA Hot 100 in 2015, and contributes to Econsultancy and He was voted #17 in The Drum’s Mobile Top 50 of 2015, and is a Top 100 Digerati, 2015. He’s also a founding member of the Mobile Leaders Network.

Previously David ran mobile and social for EMEA at R/GA working with Heineken, Nike, Beats By Dre, Unilever, and Getty. Prior to that he was Head of Mobile and Social for Havas working with clients such as Barclays, IBM, Jaguar and Peugeot.

Over his career he has won over 100 creative awards, including a pride of Cannes Lions.

He has judged awards for the likes of The Drum MOMAs, MMA Smarties, and Effective Mobile Marketing Awards.

Judging panel

David Barker

Managing Director and SVP, EMEA

Jurgita Rudzyte

Director of Marketing, EMEA
BlisMedia Ltd

Greg Carroll

‎Director of Programmatic Advertising UK

Nick Buckley

Group Director of Digital at L'Oréal

Rafe Blandford

Mobile Strategist
DigitasLBi UK

Mirela Cialai

Global Digital Marketing Manager
Zinio LLC

Vincent Coyle

Director of Paid Performance Media

Mark Cody


Kate Cuthbertson

Head of Engagement
first direct

Marcus Dyer

Managing Director

Milton Elias

Head of Mobile & Video
News UK

Marco Bertozzi

VP Europe

Matt Jones

Head of Mobile Strategy
Manning Gottlieb OMD

Gladys Kong

Chief Executive Officer

Patricia Lopez

Head of Mobext UK
Havas Media and Mobext

Alex Luff

Founder, Director

Ben Rickard

Digital Partner & Head of Mobile (EMEA)
MEC Global

David Skerrett

Chief Strategy Officer

Ross Sleight

Chief Strategy Officer

Bill Sullivan

European Marketing Leader