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FIPP World Congress 2017 | Meet the speaker: Rick Welch, Flipboard

Rick Welch is head of programmatic advertising at Flipboard. He'll be speaking at the 41st FIPP World Congress, taking place from 9-11 October in London.

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Rick has spent over 12 years in the digital media space, focusing mainly on ad tech. He is currently head of programmatic advertising at Flipboard, where he is responsible for building out a programmatic practice as well as assisting in the launch of a proprietary data asset.

Prior to joining Flipboard, Rick spent time on the agency (IPG, ZenithOptimedia), data provider (Datalogix) and media (Condé Nast) sides of the business. Thanks to his experience across operations, buy and sell sides of the business, Rick maintains a deep understanding of the adtech ecosystem. His expertise covers the data provider, DMP, SSP/exchange, DSP and measurement / analytics categories.

Founded in 2010 with over $200MM in investment, Flipboard is your personal magazine. Used by over 100 million worldwide, it’s a single place to keep up on the news, follow topics you care about and share stories, videos and photos that influence you.

Rick will speak at the 41st FIPP World Congress, 9-11 October 2017 in London, the UK. Meet him there. 

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