Speakers' biographies

Justin Cooke, CEO, POSSIBLE UK and Chair of the British Interactive Media Association

Justin CookeJustin is the UK CEO of POSSIBLE, WPP Digital’s largest global digital agency network and the current Chair of the British Interactive Media Association. A Manchester University drama graduate who majored in Computers and Theatre, Justin’s early career included creative roles with BBC Films, Universal Music and United News and Media. 

Justin now spends his time running an agency geared up to harness digital’s power to change the world in transformational and measurable ways with a global client base that includes AEGON, American Express, BP, Canon, De Beers, Fitness First, NetJets, Richemont, Rio Tinto, Small Luxury Hotels of the World and UEFA.

In May 2012 Wired Magazine listed Justin in its Top 100 survey of Britain's top digital power-brokers and in June 2012 New Media Age ranked him the most influential person in UK digital.

Yousef Tuqan Tuqan , CEO, Flip Media

Yousef Tuqan TuqanYousef is one of the region’s most experienced and respected digital marketing experts, with a diverse agency career in the UAE that spans over 15 years. Throughout this time Yousef has led the digital strategy and delivery of some of the Middle East’s most iconic brands, including twofour54, Dubai Shopping Festival and Majid Al-Futtaim Malls.

Yousef is the most outspoken and visible evangelist for the role of digital marketing in the region. He is a regular university guest lecturer & keynote speaker, and is a frequent contributor to regional and international publications on digital marketing in the Middle East

As CEO of Flip Media – the region’s largest digital agency - Yousef has been at the forefront of the digital industry, leading a global team of 120 staff across four offices worldwide.

Yousef is an avid marathon runner, a member of MENSA and the international branding think-thank, Medinge, as well as a Board Member of the International Advertising Association's UAE Chapter.

He is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the charity Gulf For Good.

Harry Mohammed, Lead Consultant, Infusion

Harry MohammedHarry is a distinguished consultant now based in Dubai after a highly successful career in London working with leading agencies. He has amassed vast experience implementing digital solutions for clients and their diverse requirements. Episerver projects include Emirates Academy, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi Art Fair, Saadiyat Cultural District, Mazda Europe (Web sites and Community), Sony Europe (Singstar and Buzz), Debeers, Cunard, UNICEF UK, Diabetes UK.

David Bowen, eCommerce Solution Manager, Episerver

David BowenDavid is an experienced Product Manager for Episerver’s innovative e-commerce solutions. He has more than 12 years of experience in the e-commerce industry, having worked as a solution architect at system implementers, guiding and delivering successful multi-million dollar commerce solutions for mid-size and global enterprises. He is now responsible for driving the Episerver commerce product roadmap.

Terry Kane, Director of Digital Strategy / Head of Digital Brand & eCommerce,  Jumeirah Group

Terry KaneTerry Kane, is Head of Digital Strategy for the Dubai-based international luxury hotel company, Jumeirah Group. In his role, Terry is responsible for digital and distribution strategy that delivers the brand promise of STAY DIFFERENT, sales and communications through direct channels.

Terry has more than 13 years in strategy and marketing experience in large national and international organisations.

Prior to joining Jumeirah, Terry held positions with the New Forest National Park and STA Travel; and he has been a lecturer with the Leisure Management & Tourism Programme at Bournemouth University.

During this time, Terry developed an expertise in Digital and Distribution disciplines including Brand & Strategic Marketing Development, Global Channel Operations and Technical Development to ensure that organizations maximise the equity potential from a multitude of diverse and often fragmented channels.

Born and raised in Ireland, Terry holds an Executive MBA from London Business School BA in International Tourism and Hospitality from Bournemouth University, a Higher National Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management from the University of Ulster.

A speaker at several recognized international events and conferences, Terry has also conducted research with Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (where he is a regular guest lecturer) and The World Economic Forum on technology development and the impact on decision making for travel in emerging economies. Terry is an active executive board member with Travolution and HSMAI and regularly contributes to recognized thought leaders blogs.