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Source: Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity
Cannes Lions Announces Lions Innovation Jurors
Data specialists, creative technologists and innovation experts make up juries

LONDON, Apr 7, 2016 - (ACN Newswire) - Lions Innovation, the two day specialist event that explores data and tech as creative catalysts and is part of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, has announced the 2016 jurors.

Two Awards are associated with Lions Innovation, the Innovation Lions, which celebrate pioneering technological creativity, and the Creative Data Lions, which award creativity enabled by data.

Commenting on the make-up of the juries, Terry Savage, Chairman, Lions Festivals, said, "As we enter into the second year of the Creative Data Lions, we have focused on creating a jury that brings together even more data specialists to ensure that the understanding of the application of data is there. We will watch with interest as both juries look to set the precedent in these fast developing industries."

The two juries have been announced as follows:

Creative Data Lions Jury:

- Tash Whitmey, Chief Executive Officer, Havas helia, Global - Jury President
- Kieran Ots, Digital Creative Director, Leo Burnett, Australia
- Carolina Coppoli, Head Business Intelligence & Strategy Latam, Geometry Global, Argentina
- Manjiry Tamhane, Worldwide COO and CEO EMEA, Gain Theory, Global
- Petra Sammer, Chief Creative Officer, Ketchum, Germany
- Yuya Furukawa, Chief Creative Officer, Dentsu, Japan
- Edmund Choe, Chief Creative Officer, Singapore & Southeast Asia, TBWA, Singapore & SE Asia
- Marc Maleh, VP, Managing Director, Data Science and Visualization, R/GA, USA
- Jason Kodish, Global Chief Data Scientist, DigitasLBi, Global Arun Kumar, Global President, Cadreon, Global
- Mark Zagorski, CEO, eXelate, a Nielsen Company, Global

Innovation Lions Jury:

- Emad Tahtouh, Director, Applied Technology, Finch, Australia - Jury President
- Tuomas Peltoniemi, President, Asia and Innovation Director, TBWA/Digital Arts Network, APAC
- Yaron Kniajer, Managing Director, Rhodium, Israel
- Masaki Mikami, Corporate Officer, Hakuhodo and Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, Japan
- Fred Saldanha, Americas Chief Creative Officer, Isobar, Brazil
- Nicole Yershon, Director of Innovation Solutions, Ogilvy Labs, UK
- Ray Velez, Chief Technology Officer, Razorfish, USA
- Susan Lyne, President + Managing Partner, BBG Ventures, USA
- Patrick Chaupham, Executive Vice President, Creative Technology, Weber Shandwick, Global
- JC Oliver, Global Head of Innovation, AOL, Global

Commenting on the Innovation Lions jury, Rob Dembitz, Head of Lions Innovation said, "Once again we welcome a diverse mix of backgrounds to the Festival; from Creative Technologists to Venture Capitalists. They will identify the innovative ideas that will make a dramatic difference to how creativity is being enhanced and enabled by new technologies now and in the future."

In a new addition to Lions Innovation this year, both Tash Whitmey and Emad Tahtouh will hold 'President's Masterclasses'. Fresh from judging, they'll provide insight from the jury rooms, as well as talk about their love affairs with the worlds of data and technology and the opportunities they both hold.

Lions Innovation takes place on 21-22 June, within the eight day Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Entries into the awards are currently being accepted and can be made through www.canneslions.com, where information on the available delegate packages can also be found.

About Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

The International Festival of Creativity, also known as Cannes Lions, is the world's leading celebration of creativity in communications and encompasses Lions Health, Lions Innovation and Lions Entertainment. Founded in 1954, the Festival takes place every June in Cannes, France. As the most prestigious international annual advertising and communications awards, over 43,000 entries from all over the world are showcased and judged at the Festival.

The eight-day Festival is the only truly global meeting place for professionals working in advertising and communications. A community of 15,000 attendees from nearly 100 countries attend eight days of workshops, exhibitions, screenings, master classes and high-profile seminars presented by renowned worldwide industry leaders.

Winning companies receive the highly coveted Lion trophy, a global benchmark of creative excellence, for Creative Data, Creative Effectiveness, Cyber, Design, Digital Craft, Direct, Film, Film Craft, Glass: The Lion for Change, Health & Wellness, Innovation, Entertainment, Media, Mobile, Music, Outdoor, Pharma, PR, Print & Publishing, Product Design, Promo & Activation, Radio, Titanium and Integrated Lions. The Festival is also the only truly global meeting place for advertisers, advertising and communication professionals. www.canneslions.com

Ascential Events

Ascential Events is an international business-to-business media company with a focused portfolio of large-scale exhibitions, congresses and festivals. Our product lines include the prestigious Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the world's premier market leading payments and financial services innovation congress Money 20/20, the UK's largest trade show Spring Fair International and the award-winning education technology show Bett. Ascential Events is part of Ascential plc, which transforms knowledge businesses to deliver exceptional performance. www.ascential.com.

Contact:
Camilla Lambert
Head of Media Relations & PR
[email protected]
+44 20 3033 4016 
www.canneslions.com


Source: Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

Topic: Awards received
Sectors: Film & Video, Advertising
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