Paul Woolmington
Co-founder, Naked Communications Americas
Senior Fellow, Columbia University

Paul Woolmington is known as one of the world's most innovative marketers, disrupting and redefining traditional communications models while working with many of the world's leading brands and media companies / new platforms. Named one of the ten most creative people in marketing and advertising by Fast Company, he has launched two successful media and communications concerns and serve's as an advisor to major brands, media and technology platforms, governments and startup firms worldwide.

Born in Africa, raised in London, and for many years a resident of New York, Paul brings a global perspective. During the ’90s he worked as a senior executive at Y&R inc, at the global holding companies IPG, WPP and at MDC Partners. Then, acting on his belief that media & communications strategy needs to be an integral part of every brand's message rather than just a means for distributing it, he founded and ran the Media Kitchen. In 2006 he co-founded Naked Communications Americas, an award-winning brand & communications management consultancy that spurred clients to rethink their marketing and communications efforts and embrace the changing media environment. He currently acts as an advisor, advocate, and angel to a array of dynamic businesses. In 2014 Paul was make a senior fellow at Columbia University and conducts an Exec Ed program on 'Digital Storytelling Strategy' sponsored by Columbia's Business School and its School of the Arts, a first. He was also honored to be the inaugural Dean of the Innovation Festival and Start Up Academy at this years 2015 Cannes Lions festival.