Meet the team

Alejandro Pinero

Research Manager

I’m working on: M360 Latin America, MWC Americas and MWC Barcelona

Known in the team for: Being tall

If I wasn’t here, I’d be a: Geography Teacher

The eating competition I’d win: None, I’m useless

My favourite guilty pleasure show has to be: TOWIE
I dislike with a passion: cilantro

Alex Lawrence

Senior Research Manager

I’m working on: M360 India, MWC Barcelona & Shanghai 2018, M360 North Asia 2018

Known in the team for: Pretending to be a lady

If I wasn’t here, I’d be a: hobo

The eating competition I’d win: the T.E. Lawrence starving-for-three-days-then-eating-a-sheep contest (see The Seven Pillars of Wisdom)

My favourite guilty pleasure show has to be: You’ve Been Framed. On silent though, I do have some standards and they don’t include Harry Hill.

I dislike with a passion: Artificial man buns. Man buns generally, but there’s a special place in hell reserved for the slack-jawed macaronis who volunteer for such self-mutilation but can’t manage to make one on their own. Bald people excepted, obviously. Seeing a bald guy sporting a fake man bun or two would make my week. No pressure, Nick.

Andrea Raines

Research Manager

I’m working on: MWC Americas, M360 Latin America, MWC Barcelona

Known in the team for: The lone wolf in San Francisco

If I wasn’t here, I’d be a: Well my dream job would be to work in Jurassic Park. But until that happens, I would probably be a Soul Cycle instructor

The eating competition I’d win: Any Mexican food, the spicier the better!

My favourite guilty pleasure show has to be: Real Housewives of [plug in any city]

I dislike with a passion: Donald Trump and beets

Gabriel Jor

Research Manager

I’m working on: Mobile 360 India

Known in the team for: the content team member that sits next to the IT guy in the hong kong office

If I wasn’t here, I’d be a: video coordinator for an NBA team

The eating competition I’d win: watermelon challenge (if there is such a thing)

My favourite guilty pleasure show has to be: Orange is the new black

I dislike with a passion: restaurants with air con that is either too cold or not cold enough

Georgia Mould

Content Manager

I’m working on: Everything

Known in the team for: The young one, the injured one

If I wasn’t here, I’d be: In hospital (a patient, not doctor…)

The eating competition I’d win: all of them

My favourite guilty pleasure show has to be: Sharknado

I dislike with a passion: stairs

Helen Ponsford

Research Manager

I’m working on: MWC, Mobile 360 MENA

Known in the team for: Having babies

If I wasn’t here, I’d be a: Midwife or a Vet

The eating competition I’d win: Indian. I love curry!

My favourite guilty pleasure show has to be: Keeping up with the Kardashians

I dislike with a passion: The taxi queue to leave MWC

Keren Bowman

Research Manager

I’m working on: Our Women4Tech programme, MWC Barcelona, MWC Americas, M360 Latin America. I tend to focus on our Video & Content and Consumer, Retail and Finance Topics.

Known in the team for: My love of boxing and random stories, particularly when getting public transport, or Uber pools…

If I wasn’t here, I’d be a: Winemaker in Australia – I spent a few months working in a winery in Margaret River, Western Australia and would love to go back!

The eating competition I’d win: I love pickles and think I could eat an excessive amount

My favourite guilty pleasure show has to be: First Dates

I dislike with a passion: Rude people and bananas

Mark Callender

Research Manager

I’m working on: Ministerial Programme, Mobile 360 Africa (s) & Mobile 360 Europe

Known in the team for: Keeping the GSMA football team alive

If I wasn’t here, I’d be a: Failed footballer

The eating competition I’d win: the devastator challenge

My favourite guilty pleasure show has to be: Made in Chelsea (I blame the girlfriend)

I dislike with a passion: Trump

Nick Spencer

Director of Conference Research

I’m working on: MWCx3 keynotes. Trying to manage the team, a Herculean task.

Known in the team for: Irrelevant trivia. Talking/boring about my kids and sport (not necessarily in that order).

If I wasn’t here, I’d be: Watching Sky Sports (in reality, I would be changing nappies, light sabre fighting and doing what I’m told (by my two year old daughter)).  

The eating competition I’d win: Mature cheddar, but only if Georgia isn’t competing.

My favourite guilty pleasure show has to be: Watching FailArmy on youtube.

I dislike with a passion: People that rationalise a decision by saying “We have always done it this way”.  Litter. People that stand on the left on escalators. People that don’t move down the aisle on trains. Rugby players that don’t pass the ball. I could go on, and on, and on, and……..

Roisin Hartshorn

Research Manager

I’m working on: MWC Americas Conference and 4YFN, Mobile 360 MENA, MWC18 and The GLOMOS 2018.

Known in the team for: Party Planning

If I wasn’t here, I’d be a: Planning parties somewhere else

The eating competition I’d win: My skills are more suited to drinking competitions

My favourite guilty pleasure show has to be: Made in Chelsea

I dislike with a passion: the entire cast of this season’s Made in Chelsea

Rudolph Moncrieff

Research Manager

I’m working on: MWC Keynotes

Known in the team for: that time we met David Blaine? That or putting together the most awkward panel imaginable on VR.

If I wasn’t here, I’d be a: session musician/bad busker

The eating competition I’d win: Jaffa cakes or my own words

My favourite guilty pleasure show has to be: Masterchef Australia

I dislike with a passion: Mosquitoes

Zehra Chudry

Research Manager

I’m working on: M360 Privacy & Security, M360 Africa, M360 Europe, MWC Barcelona and the MWC GLOMOs

Known in the team for: my loud laugh and a never-ending supply of random facts that you don’t want or need to know

If I wasn’t here, I’d be a: Weather Woman or Indiana Jones

The eating competition I’d win: Pizza. All day. Every day.

My favourite guilty pleasure show has to be: Keeping up with the Kardashians (sorry not sorry)

I dislike with a passion: Spiders