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Welcome to Lions Innovation

19 - 20 June 2017

Headline sponsor:

Lions Innovation examines how data and technology can act as catalysts and enablers for creativity. It is where start-ups with revolutionary ideas meet major technology providers with game-changing products. Where brand marketers who need to stay ahead meet creatives who bring ideas to life, and products to market. Lions Innovation is a field-trip to the future.

"In Cannes, we got great exposure to the markets and our revenue shot up. Most of our success was because of Lions Innovation."
André Ferraz, Founder and CEO at In Loco Media

Two days at the cutting-edge of data, tech and ideas

Over two days, more than 100 industry-leading speakers take to three different stages to share their knowledge at Lions Innovation. Makers put their groundbreaking products into the hands of the creatively curious.  This year, the talks will be exploring:
  • Innovation Innovation beyond branded comms: from world-renowned neuroscientists, to Minority Report’s production designer, to Google Lunar XPRIZE contenders
  • Innovation How to drive innovation in your brand: practical tips on embedding an innovation culture in your agency and with your clients
  • Innovation Brand partnerships and collaboration: from working with teen entrepreneurs and start-ups, to brands collaborating across category expertise
  • Innovation Showcasing the creative use of data: take away best practices and top tips on how to drive the creative use of data into your work
  • Innovation Immersive tech is the new reality: from live mixed reality experiments, to HoloLens demos and meeting some of the world's most innovative mixed reality artists
  • Innovation Applied AI, machine learning, voice and bot tech: experience applied tech through live demos, inspiring seminars and interactive experiences

Featuring a world-class speaker line-up

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Brit Morin

Founder & CEO, Brit + Co
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Carolina Coppoli

Head of Latam BI Strategist, Geometry Global
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Chelsea Chen

Co-Founder / Creator, Emotech / Olly the Robot
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Dr Heather Knight

Roboticist, Stanford University
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Kyoko Yonezawa

Creative Technologist and Creative Director, Dentsu Inc. / ispace, inc
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Sir John Hegarty

Co-Founder
BBH

Adam Bly

Vice President, Data
Spotify
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Peter Berg

Writer, Director, Producer, Actor
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Avery Baker

Chief Brand Officer
Tommy Hilfiger
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Alastair Green

Executive Creative Director
Team One
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Alex Da Kid

Music Producer, Founder and CEO, KIDinaKORNER
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Alvin Chiang

Founder, CEO
Bowhead Technology
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André Ferraz

Founder, CEO
In Loco Media
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Beau Lotto

Professor of Neuroscience at University of London; CEO, Founder, Traces; Founder, Director
The Lab of Misfits
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Bessie Lee

Founder, CEO
Withinlink
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Brandon Milbradt

Writer, Director, and VR Series Creator, Pink Box
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Dean Evans

Chief Marketing Officer
Hyundai Motor America
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Elizabeth Cherian

Director of the Innovation Group
J. Walter Thompson London
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Eric Springer

Chief Creative Officer
INNOCEAN USA
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Neil Waller

Co-Founder, CEO
Whalar
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Nora Kirkpatrick

Director, Tool of North America
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Lo Sheung Yan

Chairman, Asia Pacific Creative Council, J. Walter Thompson Shanghai
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Paul Woolmington

CEO
Canvas Worldwide
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Shaoling Dong

Founder, CEO
Rabbit Pre
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Sol Rogers

CEO, Founder
REWIND
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Winder Chen

Founder, CEO
Kuaizi Technology

Putting start-ups in the spotlight

This year, there are more ways than ever to meet start-ups involved with Lions Innovation. Whether it's the R/GA Start Up Academy, the new Discovery Zone, the Innovation Lion, it's easy to see the future at Cannes Lions.
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R/GA Start-up Academy

Created in partnership with R/GA, this four-day marketing bootcamp helps ten hand-picked, promising start-ups to sharpen their brand identity, focus their business plans and market themselves effectively.
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Discovery Zone at Lions Innovation

Start-ups - This is the last chance to apply to be part of the Lions Innovation Start-up Programme. Apply to the Start-up Programme here.

Delegates - Meet the Start-ups in The Discovery Zone at Lions Innovation. Companies from over 30 countries are waiting to meet you. See the companies confirmed and contact us to if you want to arrange a meeting.

What's on

Lions Innovation extends beyond the main stage talks. Two dedicated awards celebrate pioneering tech innovation and data-driven creativity, judged by the industry’s most respected professionals, and a host of networking events make meeting, mingling and sharing ideas with new contacts easier than ever.

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Awards Shows

A pass to Lions Innovation gives you access to the Direct, Creative Data, Innovation, Mobile and Cyber Awards Show on Tuesday 20 June.
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Networking

With your pass, you get access to a huge range of networking opportunities, from the Official Festival Fringe to new Lions Innovation Meet Ups.

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Opening Gala

This year, for the first time ever, a pass to Lions Innovation gives you access to the prestigious Cannes Lions Opening Gala on the Beach on Monday 19 June.

"The best work happens when we break down the boundaries between creative and data people and they collaborate and work together. Because that’s what produces brilliant ideas."
Tash Whitmey, 2016 Creative Data Lions President

The Awards

Two specialist Lions shine the spotlight on data and tech-enabled creative work that’s leading the way in branded communications. 
  • Creative Data Creative Data Lions Showcase creative work where the use, interpretation, analysis or application of data has been instrumental to the idea.
  • Innovation Lions Innovation Lions Honour brand aligned ideas and business solutions which demonstrate the relationship between a big idea and radical tech, tools, models and platforms. 
"I don't know where the jury will end up, I do know that the deliberations will be as thought-provoking and engaging as anything we've done all year."
Susan Lyne, President & Managing Partner, BBG Ventures

The 2017 Innovation Jury

The Innovation Lions jury brings together professionals from across the start-up landscape, from agency innovation officers and technologists to senior brand marketers and venture capitalists. 
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President: Susan Lyne

President and Managing Partner BBG Ventures
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Amrit Ahuja

Managing Director
20:20 MSL
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Elav Horwitz

Global Innovation Director
McCann Worldgroup
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Emmanuel Flores Elias

Innovation Director
J. Walter Thompson
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Jitendra Kavathekar

Managing Director, Accenture Ventures – Global Open Innovation, Accenture
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Kotaro Sasamoto

Managing Partner
Dentsu Ventures
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Luke Eid

President, Digital and Innovation, TBWA\Worldwide
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Nadya Powell

Co-Founder
Innovation Social
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Tara McKenty

Creative Director 
Google
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Will McGinness

Partner/ECD
Venables Bell & Partners

The 2017 Creative Data Jury

The Creative Data Lions jury includes the industry’s most senior data, strategy and analytics specialists and its most awarded creatives. It’s a melting pot of professionals who know how powerful data is in driving creativity.
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President: Eric Salama

Chief Executive Officer
Kantar
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Catriona Muspratt-Williams

Head of APAC
Edelman Intelligence
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Humberto Polar Pin

Chief Creative Officer
FCB
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Jane Stanley

Managing Director
Annalect
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Jim Caruso

Chief Product Officer
Anomaly
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John Lucker

Advisory Principal - Global Advanced Analytics Market Leader, Deloitte, LLP
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Lisa Weinstein

Chief Executive Officer
Engine Media
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Melissa Zimyeski

Group Director, Analytics and Strategy, AKQA
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Olivier Lefebvre

Executive Creative Director
FRED & FARID
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Simon James

Global Lead, Data
SapientRazorfish
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Sue Lee

Executive Digital Planning Director
TBWA

The 2016 Winners

Nearly 40 campaigns leading the way in data and tech-enabled creativity were recognised and celebrated at the Festival. You can see every winner with complete credits in The Cannes Lions Archive.

The 2016 Grands Prix winners were:
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Deepmind AlphaGo 

 The Innovation Grand Prix for Google
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The Next Rembrandt 

The Creative Data Grand Prix for J. Walter Thompson Amsterdam and ING.