Akama Davies is Director, Global Solutions and Innovation at Xaxis the programmatic specialist arm of GroupM, the world's largest media investment group. Prior to that he was Head of Brand Performance at Verizon Media. Akama specializes in delivering outcome-driven media through innovative multichannel programmatic solutions. Akama has been awarded multiple industry accolades in his career to date. Winning MediaWeek's Rising Star Media Owner, was listed in Campaign Magazine's 30 under 30 and won Future Leader of the Year in the Tech Leader Awards. Alongside judging at several media industry recognition bodies including; M&M Global, Festival of Media, DMA, Performance Marketing and MediaWeek's Awards amongst others.