Mentoring Programme

We’re excited to announce that we have partnered with Ticketmaster, the global market leader in live event ticketing, to launch a mentoring programme for FastForward Alumni.

The brand new programme will pair leaders from across the Ticketmaster and Live Nation business, with bright young people from our network and community of dynamic young industry executives.

Six mentors will each take on one person for 12 months, giving regular advice on all aspects of a mentees’ working life.

Thank you to everyone who has applied to the Mentoring Programme. Submissions have now closed, with the successful mentees announced below.

The mentors for the 2018 programme are:

Christine Lanoy  Senior Director Design & UX, Product, Ticketmaster

Jackie Wilgar  SVP, Marketing International, Live Nation

Jo Young  Associate Director of International Marketing Services, Ticketmaster

John Talbot  Senior Manager International Business Development & Artist Relations, Ticketmaster

Kelly Chappel  VP Touring, Europe, Live Nation

Wes Holland  Director of Digital Product & Business Development, Marketing Solutions, Live Nation

 

Congratulations to our 2018 Mentees!

Good luck from the FastForward team for the coming 12 months with your new mentors.

Christine Lanoy

Senior Director Design & UX, Product, Ticketmaster

+ Abhishek Sen

Co-Founder & CEO, NumberEight

Mentor / Mentee Info

Christine Lanoy (Senior Director Design & UX, Product, Ticketmaster) will work with Abhishek Sen, Co-Founder and CEO of NumberEight. NumberEight is a tech platform that derives a person’s ‘context’ from sensors in their phone, using AI to predict user intent.

Jackie Wilgar

SVP, Marketing International, Live Nation

+ Christopher Ludwig

Director, Digital Strategy, BMG

Mentor / Mentee Info

Jackie Wilgar (SVP, Marketing International, Live Nation) will work with Christopher Ludwig, Director of Digital Strategy at record label BMG, whose artists range from alt-J to Kylie, and from Blink-182 to Rick Astley.

Joanna Young

Associate Director of International Marketing Services, Ticketmaster

+ Federica Tombini

Marketing Officer (Music and Festivals), Southbank Centre

Mentor / Mentee Info

Jo Young (Associate Director of International Marketing Services, Ticketmaster) will work with Federica Tombini. Federica is Marketing Officer (Music and Festivals) at the Southbank Centre, promoting gigs across a wide variety of genres.

John Talbot

Senior Manager International Business Development & Artist Relations, Ticketmaster

+ Pryti Gatge

Singer/Songwriter / Managing Director, Welcome to Pariahville Records

Mentor / Mentee Info

John Talbot (Senior Manager, International Business Development & Artist Relations, Ticketmaster) is paired with artist Pryti Gatge. As well as being a singer/songwriter, Pryti is Managing Director of Welcome To Pariahville Records.

Kelly Chappel

VP Touring, Europe, Live Nation

+ Laura Kiesow

Marketing Manager, Caroline International

Mentor / Mentee Info

Kelly Chappel (VP Touring, Europe, Live Nation) will be working with Laura Kiesow. Laura is Marketing Manager for Universal-owned Caroline International, based in Amsterdam, who looks after the Benelux region.

Wes Holland

Director of Digital Product & Business Development, Marketing Solutions, Live Nation

+ Ivana Karabova

Founder & CEO, Isle of Digital

Mentor / Mentee Info

Wes Holland (Director of Digital Product & Business Development, Marketing Solutions, Live Nation) is paired with Ivana Karabova. Ivana is Founder and CEO of digital marketing agency Isle of Digital.