Hossein Houssaini, Global Head of Programmatic Solutions HAVAS UK

Hossein Houssaini joined Havas Media in 2015 with the mission to build the global music data alliance between Havas and Universal Music Group (Vivendi). He has helped global clients like Emirates, Hyundai, Kia, Disney & Telefonica to transform digitally.

Since the beginning of 2017, he also consults clients on a group level for creative and media.

Hossein has co-founded Havas University a global training program platform, which today is part of every Havas’ employees development plan, and is today as well available for clients.

It has already certified over 10,000 participants globally with its first training program "100% Programmatic".

Previous to HAVAS, Hossein created IPG Mediabrands’ first Trading Desk, Cadreon, in DACH (GSA) and shortly after acted as Director Technology for all audience buying platforms (Mediabrands Audience Platform - MAP), bringing programmatic to the region.

Before joining Cadreon in 2012, Hossein worked for Google, as a sales manager re-establishing the Rich Media business for DACH & the Nordics launching projects like YouTube Masthead and developing these markets to a successful business.

Last year Hossein joined the global board of I-COM a community that compromise of the most extensive international group of industry leaders on the forefront of Smart Data Marketing, ranging from CMOs to top Data Scientists.

Recently he was invited to join the Advisory Council of Prohaska Consulting (PAC) and the Advisory Board of the Programmatic Pioneers.

He has been shortlisted for ExchangeWire's Ad Tech Personality of the Year 2018!