Speaker: Christian Russ
As Head of Sales DACH at Samsung Ads,a business unit of Samsung Electronics, Christian Russ is responsible for driving business growth in German-speaking countries and for the strategic direction of sales. Together with his team, he is growing the customer and partner network of the Samsung Ads platform, which specialises in advanced TV marketing solutions. Russ started his career at AOL, Carat and Freenet AG, among others. He also worked for Microsoft in Germany and the UK from 2007-2015. In his role as Agency Account Director UK and International, he led the Mindshare sales team and developed innovative client solutions. He proceeded to work at AOL for almost two years, where he was, among other things, Group Lead of the Dentsu Aegis Network. His responsibilities there included building a new team and developing a comprehensive go-to-market strategy in the area of Programmatic, Mobile and Video. Most recently, he was Agency Group Lead at Verizon Media, focusing on team and business development.