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.
Good luck from the FastForward team for the coming 12 months with your new mentors.
Senior Director Design & UX, Product, Ticketmaster
Co-Founder & CEO, NumberEight
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.
SVP, Marketing International, Live Nation
Director, Digital Strategy, BMG
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.
Associate Director of International Marketing Services, Ticketmaster
Marketing Officer (Music and Festivals), Southbank Centre
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.
Senior Manager International Business Development & Artist Relations, Ticketmaster
Singer/Songwriter / Managing Director, Welcome to Pariahville Records
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.
VP Touring, Europe, Live Nation
Marketing Manager, Caroline International
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.
Director of Digital Product & Business Development, Marketing Solutions, Live Nation
Founder & CEO, Isle of Digital
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.