David Dubois
Associate Professor INSEAD

David Dubois holds a PhD in Marketing from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. Prior to joining INSEAD, he was a faculty member at HEC Paris, and has experience in the advertising industry. David Dubois’ broad interests lie in status processes and luxury consumption, social influence, persuasion and word-of-mouth. His work has appeared in top academic journals such as The Economist, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Huffington Post, and the Chicago Tribune, among others.


Pablo Pérez
Retail Market Insights, EMEA Google

Pablo is a market insights manager at Google, where he leads retail research for EMEA. Prior to joining Google, he was a insights manager on P&G, specialized in retailing. He holds an MBA from CEIBS and an MSc in Physics.


Ruth Ballet
Retail Lead, Ads Marketing, EMEA Google

Ruth is a product marketeer at Google, where she leads Retail Ads Marketing for EMEA. Prior to joining Google, Ruth was a customer strategy consultant working across the retail, tech & media industries. She started her career in marketing communications, working for Omnicom & WPP agencies in London & Paris. She holds an MBA from INSEAD.


Asheley Gao
Google Arts & Culture Lab Coordinator

Google Arts & Culture is the second largest non-profit project in Google. Its mission is to work with museums and cultural institutions, using Google technology, in order to make art and culture more accessible for everyone. The Lab is where ML and AI meet art--and it’s the only center of research and development for GAC in the world. As the Lab coordinator, Asheley organize visits and demos to potential cultural partners as well as events with various Google teams and their clients.


Christie Travers-Smith
Head of retail and travel, EMEA Google

Christie Travers-Smith leads Google’s strategic retail partnerships across Europe, focused on driving ecosystem initiatives. Prior to joining Google in 2012, Christie spent more than a decade in retail consulting, most recently as Managing Partner at Bell, a boutique retail strategy consultancy based in Beijing, China. Christie holds a Masters from the University of Oxford and speaks Mandarin Chinese.

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