Anna Dickson is Visual Lead, Image Search at Google, working to scale the use of high-quality visual content across products. Anna works across 60 Google products including Google Maps, Search and The Assistant. See some of the work from her team by asking your Nest Hub Smart Display “What’s the Animal of the Day”! Anna also works with product teams to streamline image workflows and manage image inventory. Anna formerly was deputy director of photography at the Wall Street Journal, photo director at the Huffington Post and photo editor at iHeartRadio and Rolling Stone.
Marcel van der Heijden is Partner at Speedinvest, a European venture capital fund, where he provides hands-on cooperation and support to portfolio companies in the complex field of technology. Marcel’s former positions include VP Business Development at Aircloak, VP Business Development at bitmovin and Industry Market Development Manager, Vodafone at Microsoft.
Sami Niemi is a General Partner at Spintop Ventures, a Nordic early stage tech venture capital firm. Sami has his roots in mobile imaging technologies as co-founder of Scalado, which grew to become a leading mobile imaging software company in the world with more than 1 Billion licenses sold worldwide to essentially all the OEM’s and many of the sensor/chipset makers. The company was sold to Nokia in 2012, and later integrated into Microsoft where Sami served as Director of Photography reporting to Seattle HQ’s.
Andy Kelm is Managing Director at Palmarés Advisors, a boutique M&A investment bank. Andy has over 20 years of product, corporate development and general management experience in wireless, mobility, and cloud services. Andy’s former positions include General Manager at Amazon Web Services and VP, GM Browser Services at Nokia.
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