Daniel has been working in converging fields of Internet technology, consumer insight and communication for over 15 years. A specialist in qualitative and technology-enabled research, he worked at a string of high-profile start-ups, including Netlog, IndexTools (acquired by Yahoo!), and Replise. In 2011 he founded, built, launched and sold KwaliTools, an online video focus group platform.
Dan is an experienced entrepreneur and leader who brings over 20 years experience in the sector. He began his career at WPP before progressing to senior client, advertising, and consulting roles. Dan is currently chairing or advising the boards of several data, technology, marketing, social media and research. He also personally invests in many early-stage businesses and has helped organizations grow from incubation to multi-million dollar revenues (and exits). Dan is the current Past President of ESOMAR, winner of the prestigious AMA “4 under 40” award, and holder of the Disruptive Innovator MR Change Agent of the Year.
Kristof Varga is the head of Bakamo Public, a division dedicated to serve the not for profit and public sectors. Kristof has two decades of experience in the not for profit and government sectors in elected and appointed positions. At the Open Society Foundations he assisted democratic decentralisation in the former Soviet Union, protected local communities in Peru and Indonesia from the “local resource curse” generated by extractive industry. In West Africa he created a training network to educate NGO leaders in research based advocacy. Kristof was twice elected to the Budapest City Council where he focused on budgeting, EU integration and – as the Information Commissioner - implemented the first IT action plan for the city. He was research director for DEMOS Hungary, a progressive think tank. In the early 90s Kristof directed the national election campaign for the Hungarian liberal party. Kristof holds MAs in public policy (Johns Hopkins University), and psychology (Eötvös Loránd University).