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Kevin Fernandes

Kevin holds close to 14 years of experience spanning across the industry which covers ad technology platforms, data solutions and media partnerships.

Having started his media career in Mumbai, India at ZEDO Inc., he helped quickly scale the publisher monetisation arm of the business onboarding partners such as New York Times, Thomson Reuters. Having also worked in the US during that time, Kevin eventually started his Australian stint at Google Australia supporting programmatic activations across agencies such as IPG and Dentsu Aegis.

At his current role at Havas Media Australia, he is leading the digital investments and products across brands and the overall village. This includes leading the digital transformation for brands while keeping the consumer and data central to their decisioning framework. Leading a team of 15 who produce some of the best work across Australia, he is often the go-to for brands when it comes to latest market and channel releases along with seamless media executions from planning to buying.

One of their standout works include implemtenting Australia’s first cookieless programmatic execution across Lilydale using Havas' proprietary audience platform, Converged. He has been on numerous panels and podcasts along with being nominated in AdNews 30 Under 30 back in 2018.