Nikos Acuña is an author, digital luminary, and futurist. He brings over 20 years of experience at the intersection of data, technology, and media. Nikos is currently Chief Visionary at Sizmek, a company that creates advertising solutions of the future, and the creator of Symbiosis--a series about the hidden emotive connections between brands and audiences, and more broadly, how technology transforms our lives. He is the author of several whitepapers on AI and cross-industry digital transformation and several books, including The Predictive Business and Mindshare (Motion Publishing, 2012), which received Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year Award, the USA Best Book Award in 2012, and a Publisher recommendation for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award.
Prior to Sizmek/Rocket Fuel, Acuña was SVP of Marketing and Operations at DigitalAdTech, and VP Advertising at the Professional Broadcast Network, among numerous other Silicon Valley startups. Nikos is originally from San Francisco and currently lives in Chicago.